Obituaries: January 31

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Denise Cranstoun

Denise E. Cranstoun, 83, of Ridgeland, SC, died Monday, January 21, 2013 in Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

A Memorial Mass and interment will be held at a later date in Summit, NJ.

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Denise Kent

Denise Marie Kent, 89, widow of Russell G. Kent, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, in Mt. Pleasant Hospice in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She had been a resident of Beaufort, SC, for 41 years. Mrs. Kent was born on December 24, 1923, in Paris, France. She was the daughter of the late Francois Etienvre and Marie Lavest Etienvre. Denise would meet her future husband, Russell, after the Liberation of Paris by the American Army.

Surviving are two sons, R. John Kent of Black Mountain, NC, and Paul F. Kent of Beaufort, SC; one daughter, Mary Ann “Mimi” Welt of Beaufort, SC; three grandchildren, Peter, Christine and Elizabeth; and two great-grandchildren.

The family received friends Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral mass was held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with interment at Beaufort National Cemetery.

In leiu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 70 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort, SC 29907. Anderson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Venus Smalls

Venus R. Smalls, 71, formerly of the Eddings Point community on St. Helena Island, and daughter of James “Garfield” Smalls and the late Alvena Moultrie Smalls, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.

Cheryl Vanderbrink

Cheryl Lisa Vanderbrink, 50, of Beaufort, SC, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at her residence. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.