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Josie Bell DeLoach Allen 

Josie Bell DeLoach Allen, 71, of Beaufort and widow of Edward Allen Jr., died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at her home. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Margaret Wegner Dyson 

Peggy Dyson died Friday morning June 13, 2014 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.  She was predeceased by her husband of over 70 years, Colonel James H. Dyson.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., on September 8, 1921 she attended the Eastman School, Syracuse University and Stetson University. She and Jim met at Stetson and planned to be married after his graduation from law school.  However, they waited for him to start active duty as a new Army lieutenant in the field artillery.  They were married on New Year’s Eve 1941, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Starting married life at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Peggy adapted to the rigorous and fast paced activities of an army preparing for war. During World War II, with Jim away for three and a half years, Peggy returned home to work in her father’s canning plant in East Williamson, N.Y. Ironically, many of the workers in the factory were German POWs captured in North Africa, where Jim had first seen combat with the Second Armored Division. Peggy supported the war effort as a volunteer Red Cross Gray Lady, providing support to hospitalized U.S. military personnel. She devoted 26 years to that program.

Throughout Jim’s career in the Army, Peggy was very active, raising their two sons who followed their father into careers as Army officers. Throughout Jim’s deployments to Korea and Vietnam, Peggy held the family together and actively supported the Army families remaining stateside during the wars.

The Dysons retired to central Florida in November of 1971, eventually settling in DeLand, where they had been in college together.  Peggy was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Order of the Eastern Star, the DeLand Garden Club and the Krewe of Amalee, a local charity.

In 2005 the Dysons moved to Beaufort.  They are survived by two sons; Ret. Lt. Col. James H. Dyson, Jr. (Marianna) of Alexandria, Va., and Ret. Lt. Col.Gregory W. Dyson (Sarah) of Beaufort, S.C. They have four grandchildren and twin great-grandsons.

In memory of Margaret W. Dyson, bequests may be made to the American Heart Association and the Preservation Trust for Historic St. Helena’s Church in Beaufort.

The family received friends on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Anderson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Evelyn Morris Gray 

Evelyn Morris Gray, (Mammit), left this earthly life for her eternal home on June 5, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Summerville, SC. She would have turned 98 on June 12, 2014.

The family received friends on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Anderson Funeral Home with the services following at 4 p.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

She joins her husband of 73 years, Aylmer “Tippy” Gordon Gray, Sr. (2005) and her son Aylmer Gordon Gray, Jr. (2007), her sister and two brothers.

Evelyn was a member of The Baptist Church of Beaufort since 1939. When her children were young, she worked in the Sunday School Department and was a choir member.

She was a hairdresser for over 50 years, retiring at the age of 91.  She worked for Myrt’s Beauty Shop and owned her own shop, Evelyn’s Beauty Shop on Boundary Street for 48 years. Her last working years were spent at Guys and Dolls with her dear friend Natalie Seno.

She loved her work, her clients, her family and her church.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Drumm and son-in-law Curtis Drumm; seven grandchildren: Lynn Davidson, Carol Ann Johnson, Julie Connelly and Kimberly Polk all of Beaufort, SC; Terri Tennille of Amelia Island, FL; Sheri Wadell of Baton Rouge, LA and Robert Gray of Forsythe, GA; 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The Baptist Church of Beaufort, P.O. Box 879, Beaufort, SC, 29901 or Lowcountry Food Bank, 1 Guess Road, Yemassee, SC, 29945.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Doyle Jean Kilpatrick 

Doyle Jean Kilpatrick, 72, of Beaufort, SC, husband of Jeannette Mixon Kilpatrick, died peacefully Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at his residence.

The family received friends on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery.

The family suggests donations be made to Shell Point Baptist Church, 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC  29906.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Jesse Morgan Koth, Jr. 

Jesse Morgan “Jimmy” Koth, Jr., 65, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at his residence at 800 Preserve Avenue East, The Preserve at Port Royal, SC, after an extended illness.

Born January 10, 1949, in Beaufort, SC, he was the son of the late J. M. Koth and Lois Bowers Koth.

Mr. Koth is survived by one son, Jesse Morgan Koth, III, and his wife Kelley, of Powell, Ohio; and one daughter, Kelly Koth Lamb, and her husband Bob, of Lady’s Island, SC; and four grandchildren: Sydney Ryann Koth, Jesse Morgan Koth IV,  Jordan Michael Koth, and Kate Margaret Lamb. He is also survived by two sisters: Carole Koth Freeman (Bobby) of Hampton, SC, and Pamela Koth Guess of Denmark, SC; one niece, Gage Bowers Guess; and two nephews, Robert Adam Freeman and Saint Clair Prothro Guess, IV; one uncle, Robert Francis Bowers and wife Linda; aunts, Lucille Koth Thomas, Lois Koth Carscallen and Jan Bowers; numerous cousins; and a very close friend, Vickie Sierra, of Lady’s Island, SC.

Mr. Koth was a graduate of Beaufort High School and attended USCB and the Technical College of the Lowcountry.  He operated Koth’s Grocery, a six-decade-old family grocery store at the corner of North and Bladen streets in Beaufort until his retirement in 2005.

Jimmy will best be remembered for his quick wit and humor as he greeted his many friends and patrons at Koth’s Grocery who often stopped by to play a game of Cribbage or Chess while enjoying the famous Koth boiled peanuts, Icees, and deli sandwiches or to take home cut-to-order steaks.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home, 611 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC.  Visitation for friends and family will be Thursday at  1 p.m.  until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, SC  29204 or American Heart Association, 409 King Street, Suite 300, Charleston, SC  29403.

Marcelino Pizarro 

Marcelino Pizarro, 74, of the Warsaw Island community of St. Helena Island and husband of Angela Wilson Pizarro died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort, SC. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Anne Walsh 

Anne B. Walsh, 68, of St. Helena Island, SC, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.