Obituaries

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Atholee Benton 

Atholee Doris Fletcher Benton, 90, widower of Willie Oliver Benton, of Beaufort, SC, died Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in Bayview Manor.

Graveside funeral services were held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Mrs. Benton was born on August 3, 1924 in Dale, SC. She is the daughter of the late John Harmon Fletcher and Carry Etta Fisk Fletcher.

She was former co-owner of Benton’s Grocery.

Surviving are one son, William Ira Benton of Beaufort, SC; four daughters, Linda Bowers and Danell Benton both of Beaufort, SC; Doris Benton of Sheboygan, Wis. and Deloris Tennison of Jacksonville, Fla; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, Johnny, Landal, Lamar and Ira Fletcher, and one sister Iona Mikell.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

Stephanie Clifton 

Stephanie Roberta Clifton, 74, wife of Harold E. Clifton, of Beaufort, SC, died Monday, August 25, 2014 at her residence.

The family received friends on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Clifton was born on October 8, 1939 in Boston, Mass. She was of the Jewish faith. She was the activities coordinator for Bayview Manor for many years.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Harold; are four sons, Scott, Steve, Troy and Doug; two daughters, Jennifer and Dianne; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Hospice Care of America, 1800 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, SC  29935.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

James Depew 

James R. Depew, 52, husband of Pamela Crapse Depew, died Monday, August 4, 2014 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services were held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Grays Hill Baptist Church.

Jimmy was born on October 25, 1961 in Fort Benning, Ga. He is the son of William John Depew and the late Carolyn Williams Depew.

He was a member of the Grays Hill Baptist Church and owner/operator of A/C Guys.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Pam and father William of Beaufort, are two daughters, Ashley and Amy Depew of Beaufort, SC; two brothers, Joseph M. Depew of Chattanooga, Tenn., and John L. Depew of Williston, SC; and one sister, Mary K. Depew Iacono of Bluffton.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Heart Association, 409 King Street, Suite 300, Charleston, SC  29403. Also the family has set up a fund at Palmetto State Bank, in his memory, James Depew Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 219, Beaufort, SC  29901.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

Ray E. Dietrich 

Ray E. Dietrich, 91, widower of Doris Kaiser Dietrich, of Beaufort, SC and formerly of Folcroft, Pa., and Williamstown, NJ, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 4, 2014 in Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

The family received friends on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services with military honors followed on Monday, August 11, 2014 at noon at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Mr. Dietrich was born on August 19, 1922 in Bartonsville, Pa. He was the son of the late DeWitt Landry Dietrich and Gladys Bond Dietrich.  Mr. Dietrich served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations as a member of the 748th  Railroad Operations Battalion, Company “B” until his discharge in 1945. He received the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Asia Pacific Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal.

After discharge from the Army, Mr. Dietrich returned home, married his wife of the next 68 years and spent his civilian years as a machinist for Conoflow Corporation in New Jersey and Westinghouse Corporation in Lester, Pa. He retired from Westinghouse in 1984.

He and his late wife moved to Beaufort, SC in 1988 where they were active members of Victory Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Waskow (Bob) of Beaufort, SC; two sons, Jack Dietrich (Sandy) of Lewes, Del., and Raymond Dietrich (Helen) of Colwyn, Pa; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Mr. Dietrich was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Doris Kaiser Dietrich, his parents (DeWitt and Gladys Dietrich) and one brother, DeWitt L. Dietrich, Jr. who gave his life for our country during World War II serving in the United States Marine Corps.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Victory Baptist Church, 378 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC  29906.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

Mary Lee Mack Fields 

Mary Lee Mack Fields, 91, of the Oaks community of St. Helena Island and widow of Leroy “Bobie” Fields, Sr., died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Viewing was held at Oaks True Holiness Church, 548 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island. Funeral services were held at Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 32-36 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island. Burial was in the Frogmore Cemetery.

Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Joe Louis Holmes 

Joe Louis Holmes, 69, of the Coffin Point community of St. Helena Island and husband of Cynthia Anderson Holmes died at his residence Thursday, August 7, 2014.

Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Vivian Jenkins 

Vivian Lilly Jenkins, 61, of the Saxonville community of St. Helena Island and daughter of Sadie Jenkins, died Saturday, August 9, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Viewing was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Bethesda Christian Fellowship, St. Helena Island, SC. There was no viewing after the eulogy.

Arrangements made by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Jonas Kye 

Jonas Kye, 60, of the Burton community of Beaufort and son of Eli and Gloria Rivers Kye, died September 6, 2014 at the Trident Medical Center in Charleston.

Viewing was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014, in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Elizabeth Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Ritter, SC. Burial was at Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in the Beaufort National Cemetery.

Arrangements made by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Karyn Lambert 

Karyn Mallard Lambert, 59, wife of Lewis Lambert, of Beaufort, SC, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at MUSC in Charleston, SC after a brief illness.

The family received friends on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2 p.m. in New Hope Christian Church.

Karyn was born on July 25, 1955 in Beaufort, SC.  She is the daughter of Sarah Woods Mallard and the late William Daniel Mallard, Jr.

Karyn was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She retired from Civil Service after working at the Naval Hospital, Parris Island and the Marine Corps Air Station.

Surviving in addition to her husband Lewis of Beaufort, are two daughters, Saralyn Moore of Savannah, Ga., and Joselyn Bell of Jacksonville, N.C.; two sons, Chris and Jonathan Lambert both of Beaufort, SC; three sisters, Trudy Arthur of Beaufort, SC; Doris Dietrich of Lilburn, Ga., and Jennifer Lockard of Waynesboro, MS; and one brother, William Daniel “Danny” Mallard, III of Beaufort, SC; and five grandchildren.

The family suggests that donations be made to New Hope Christian Church, 67 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC  29906.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory served the family.

 

Magalene Middleton 

Magalene Glover Middleton, 62, of the Cedar Grove community of St. Helena Island and mother of Michael Glover, Jr., died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Sardis Oaks Nursing Home, Charlotte, N.C.

Arrangements made by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Elsie Mollison 

Elsie Redell Holmes Mollison, 93, of the Molly Hill community of St. Helena Island and wife of Curtis Wesley “Keith” Mollison, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services were held at Ebenezer Baptist Church on St. Helena Island. Burial was in the Coffin Point Cemetery. Arrangements made by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Evelyn Mungin 

Evelyn Mungin, 80, of Burton and formerly of St. Helena Island, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

Arrangements made by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Allen Singley, Jr. 

Allen “Pumpy” Singley, Jr., 67, of the Cedar Grove community of St. Helena Island, formerly of Savannah, Ga., and cousin of Katie Daise, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC.

Viewing was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014 in the Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals, 808 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC.  Burial was in the Beaufort National Cemetery with Military Honors.

Arrangements made by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Mary Belle Smalls 

Mary Belle Smalls, 77, of the Tom Fripp community of St. Helena Island and widow of Elting B. Smalls, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at her home.

Viewing was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 1, 2014 in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Bethesda Christian Fellowship, 32-36 Martin Luther King Drive, St. Helena Island, SC.  There was no viewing at the church. Burial was in the Beaufort National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brick Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 518, St. Helena Island, SC 29920.

Arrangements made by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

Isaiah Sumpter 

Isaiah “Bubba” Sumpter, 94, formerly of the Frogmore community on St. Helena Island and widower of Christine Jackson Sumpter, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at his home in East Elmhurst, New York.

Viewing was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 808 Bladen Street, Beaufort, SC. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Brick Baptist Church, St. Helena Island. Burial was held at 1 p.m. in the Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors.

Arrangements made by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Hal Truell

Hal Truell, 72, formerly of the Ann Fripp community of St. Helena Island and husband of Susie Jenkins Truell, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 in a New York Hospital.

Arrangements made by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

 

 

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