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Sarah Bonds 

Sarah E. Bonds, 84, of Beaufort, SC, died May 10, 2014 at Bayview Manor.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Fred Chaplin, Jr. 

Fred Chaplin, Jr., 88, of the Tombee community on St. Helena Island, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home.

Visitation was held Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Funeral services were at noon, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Adam Street Baptist Church on St. Helena Island.

Burial with full military honors will be in the Beaufort National Cemetery.

 

Frank Holmes, Sr. 

SFC (Retired) Frank Holmes, Sr., 81, of the Wallace community of St. Helena Island and husband of Ercell Brown Holmes, died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at his home.

Viewing was  Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 at Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 32 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island. Burial with full military honors was in the Beaufort National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Glen ‘Toby’ Inabinett 

Glen Francis “Toby” Inabinett, 38, formerly of St. Helena Island and son of Glen Francis Inabinett and Jocylyn Inabinett, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home in Lubbock, Texas.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Semien-Lewis Mortuary in Jennings, LA, 819 North State Street, viewing was one hour before the funeral. Burial was in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by Semien-Lewis Mortuary, LLC.

 

Kenneth Bernard Jones 

Kenneth Bernard Jones, 65, of Beaufort and father of Summer and Samuel Jones, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Viewing was from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014 in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, May 26, 2014, at Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 32 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island, SC. There was no viewing after the eulogy.

Burial with military honors was at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. The processional left Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals, 808 Bladen Street, Beaufort at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 27.

Arrangement by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Nancy Rebecca “Becky” Koontz

Nancy Rebecca “Becky” Koontz, 60, of Dataw Island, SC, died Monday, May 19, 2014.

Becky was born on April 20, 1954, in Frederick, MD.  She is the daughter of Norman R. Koontz and the late Myra Dudderar Koontz.

Becky graduated from Walkersville High School in 1972; she received her BSE from the University of Kansas in 1975. She received her MLA from Western Maryland in 1980 and a Certification for Secondary Education and Supervision from the University of Maryland College Park in 1983.

From 1977 to 1996 she taught English at Walkersville and Catoctin high schools. She also served as department chair at Catocin High School. From 1996 to 2005 she was the assistant principal at Brunswick and Walkersville high schools. She was the principal at Walkersville High School from 2005-2007, and from 2007 until her retirement in 2010 she was the Director of High Schools for Frederick County Public Schools.

Surviving in addition to her father, Norman of Dataw Island, SC; are one brother, Bill Koontz, sister-in-law, Carolyn both of Moneta, VA; niece Stephanie and nephew David, in addition to numerous other family members and close friends. She is also survived by her husband Edward Pyles, from whom she was legally separated.

Becky was a lifelong educator who touched many students and fellow educators’ lives in many ways.  She was also a member of the Frederick, MD Civitan Club. Becky was also a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and godmother as well as friend to many who will miss her dearly. She was generous, loving, compassionate and kind, never hesitating to help those she knew as well as those she didn’t.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Friends of Hunting Island Sea Turtle Conservation Project (friends-of-hunting-island-sc.org) or the Community Foundation of Frederick (FrederickCountyGives.org) 312 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD, 21703, for the Nancy Rebecca “Becky” Koontz Memorial Education Scholarship.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

Jeff Rhodan, Jr. 

Jeff Leroy Rhodan, Jr. 81, of the Capers community of St. Helena Island and husband of Nora Lee Mitchell Rhodan, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Bayview Manor in Beaufort, SC.

Viewing was from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals, 808 Bladen St., Beaufort.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Orange Grove Baptist Church, 189 Orange Grove Road, St. Helena Island. There was no viewing after the eulogy.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Captain Albert A. Schaufelberger, Jr. 

Captain Albert A. Schaufelberger Jr., 87, was born March 24, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., to Albert A. and Lillian Kristine (née Larsen) Schaufelberger. He died on May 16, 2014, at his residence on Fripp Island, SC.

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he had been an All-American Soccer player, in June 1949 and thereafter married Virginia Long Robinson of Grosse Pointe, Mich.

“Shoes” became a Naval Aviator in 1951, and in 1952 had just launched from the USS Wasp when it collided with the USS Hornet. Told simply “to conserve fuel,” he flew for hours wondering if they were going to be able to land back on board or have to ditch in the ocean in darkness. His was the first plane to land back on the Wasp because he had two observers on board, observers whose flight deck celebrations were cut short by Shoes ordering them below, pointing out that eight other planes, all critically low on fuel, needed to land now.

His career with the United States Navy consisted of several assignments at the controls of combat aircraft. Al completed three combat tours during the Vietnam War. His skill, courage and leadership were recognized with a number of awards including a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit citing “Heroic service in connection with operations against the enemy while attached to and commanding Attack Squadron VA-146, embarked in USS RANGER (CVA-61) From February to August 1966. Under the leadership of Commander Schaufelberger, his squadron led all others embarked in numbers of combat missions and combat hours flown. During this period his extensive knowledge was repeatedly called upon in the planning, weaponeering and selection of tactics for a wide variety of targets. The best measurement of his judgment and outstanding leadership is that in well over 2,600 combat sorties flown under his command, not one pilot was lost, and only one aircraft was lost to enemy action.  He personally led over 170 combat missions, more than any other pilot embarked.”

In 1975, Al and Virginia retired to Fripp Island, a place like no other. Al served as a member of the Fripp Island Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years and was active in both the Fripp Island Public Service District and the Fripp Island Marine Rescue.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Virginia; his daughters Margaret (Pat Conniff) and Kristine (Dennis Adams); his son Thomas (Joanne Kyros); and his six treasured  grandchildren, Lisa, Laura, Craig, Katherine, Nicholas, and Lindsey. He is predeceased by his son, Cmdr. Albert A Schaufelberger III, a U.S. Navy Seal.

He will be remembered for his intelligence, quick humor, courage, loyalty and love of his family and the sea.

A memorial service was held on Friday, May 30 at 3 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel, 205 Tarpon Boulevard, Fripp Island, SC followed immediately by a reception.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

William Walsh, Jr.

William “Bill” D. Walsh, Jr., husband of Elizabeth “Betsy” Till Walsh, of Beaufort, SC, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

The family received friends on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. in The Baptist Church of Beaufort with interment in the churchyard.

Mr. Walsh was born on August 17, 1925, in Beaufort, SC. He is the son of the late William D. Walsh, Sr., and Verna Polk Walsh.

He was a member of The Baptist Church of Beaufort. He was a farmer on Perry Clear Farm, which was started by his father, and served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Betsy of Beaufort, SC, are two daughters, Linda Walsh Karr and Debora Walsh Pinckney, both of Beaufort, SC; two grandchildren, Pamela Karr Cole (PJ) and Jacob Cotesworth Pinckney and one great-granddaughter, Paige Ryan Cole; one stepson, Frederick A. Jumper of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and one stepdaughter, Elizabeth Jumper of Hilton Head, SC.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian Potts Walsh.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort, P.O. Box 1514, Beaufort, SC, 29901, or American Cancer Society, 11 Mallett Way, Suite 301, Bluffton, SC, 29910.

Anderson Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

Gail L. Wrede

Gail L. Wrede, 71, husband of Madlynn O’Dell Wrede, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Graveside funeral services were held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors.

Gail was born on December 10, 1942 in Denver, Colorado. He is the son of the late B. J. Wrede and Ila Reed Wrede.

He was a member of the Community Bible Church and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he retired.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Madlynn, are three stepdaughters: Karan Belanger, Theresa “Terri” Lettich, and Nancy Walls; two brothers, Brian and Kent Wrede; and one sister, Marcia D’Amore.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Beaufort Marine and Rescue Services, 817 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC, 29935 or Beaufort Radio Amateur Group, 102 Joppa Road, Beaufort, SC, 29906.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.