2004-12-03 / Society

Obituaries

RITES

Carolyn Boykin Hagen

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Carolyn Boykin Hagen, 69, was held Saturday at 1 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

James Randallas “Randy” Rich

GASTON Funeral service for James Randallas “Randy” Rich, 60, was held at 11 am Saturday, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, with burial in Southland Memorial Gardens.

Dorothy McSwain

ORANGEBURG Graveside service for Dorothy McSwain, 96, was held at 11 am Saturday, at Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

Miriam Seay Myers

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Miriam Seay Myers, 96, was held Monday at 11 am at First Presbyterian Church.

Wayne Sharpe

COLUMBIA Services for Wayne Sharpe, 66, was held Monday at 12:30 pm at Eastwood Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

Mathida Marstaller Smith

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Mathida Marstaller Smith was held Monday at 2 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

NOTICES

William Crawford Latham

William Crawford Latham, 67, of the Phillipines, formerly of Columbia, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004. Plans will be announced by Dunbar Funeral Home.

Col. Lewis W. Shropshire

Col. Lewis W. Shropshire of Columbia died Sunday, November 28, 2004. Plans will be announced by Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

DEATHS

Grace Moore Cope

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Grace Moore Cope, 83, was held Saturday at 1 pm in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4600 Daniel Dr., Columbia, S.C. 29206. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street chapel, is in charge.

Mrs. Cope, wife of the late Edgar E. “Gene” Cope, died Wednesday, November 24, 2004. Born in Gaffney, she was a daughter of the late Forest Calvin and Minnie Lee Medley Moore.

Surviving are sons, Ricky A. Cope and Larry E. Cope and his wife, Anna, all of Columbia; grandchildren, Kimberly D. Cope of Columbia, Andy E. Cope and Wesley D. Cope, both of Charleston; sister, Nell Morgan of Spartanburg; and brothers, Forest C. Moore, Jr. of Gaffney, and Charles L. Moore of Pacolet.

Miriam Myers

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Miriam Seay Myers, 96, was held Sunday at 3 pm in The Baptist Church of Beaufort Cemetery, Beaufort, S.C. Memorial service was held Monday at 11 am at First Presbyterian Church, Smith Chapel, Washington Street, Columbia. Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Church of America Mission to the World, 1600 North Brown Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30043-8141. Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge.

Mrs. Myers, wife of the late George B. Myers, died Friday, November 26, 2004. Born in Suffolk, Va., she was a daughter of the late Warren Mosby and Dorothy Smith Seay. She was a member of Rose Hill Presbyterian Church, the DAR, Columbia Garden Club, Huguenot Society, and Descendents of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge.

Surviving are her son and daughter–in–law, Warren and Jan Myers of Brisbane, Australia; her daughter and son–in–law, Beverly M. and LeGrand Cooper of Columbia; her grandchildren, Brian Cooper, Christie Case, Christopher Myers and Jeffrey Myers.; and five great–grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters, Julia S. Kinghorn and Dorothy S. Nix.

Michael Peake

COLUMBIA Services for Samuel Michael Peake, 44, were private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Victim’s Assistance or Eastwood Baptist Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Michael died Thursday, November 25, 2004. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Samuel Dolphas and Frances Williams Peake. He was a graduate of Dreher High School, attended the University of South Carolina, and was formerly employed with UPS. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Columbia, and attended Rosewood Baptist Church and Eastwood Baptist Church. He was an avid sports fan.

Surviving are his children, Danielle, Michaelis, Samantha, and Hanna Peake all of Columbia; his mother and father of Columbia; sister, Phyllis Walker of Columbia; and brothers, Steve and Mark Peake both of Columbia.

Wayne Sharpe

COLUMBIA Services for Wayne Sharpe, 66, were held Monday at 12:30 pm at Eastwood Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was Sunday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Memorials may be made to Eastwood Baptist Church, 2117 Clemson Road, Columbia, S.C. 29229 or Shriner’s Childrens Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.

Mr. Sharpe died Thursday, November 25, 2004. Born in Lexington County, he was a son of the late Clarence and Lelia Sharpe. He was an Air Force veteran, and the owner of Sharpe’s Amusement Company. He was awarded the Palmetto Patriot Award from South Carolina by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and received the 2004 Lexington County Sheriff’s Award. He was a member of the Coin Operators Association, Acacia Masonic Lodge # 94, the Jamil Shrine Temple, and Eastwood Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes D. Sharpe; daughters, Linda and her husband, Tommy L. Poole of Jacksonville, N.C., and Sharon and her husband, Nicholas William Milonas of Irmo; brother, Durant Sharpe of Swansea; sisters, Ernestine Kyzer of Cayce, and Eva Evans of Gaston; four grandchildren, Christa Helms Wilks, Brenda Ann Poole, James O. Helms Jr., and Michael Wayne Helms; and six great–grandchildren.

Willie Mae Eaddy

COLUMBIA Willie Mae Eaddy, 87, widow of Cecyl F. Eaddy, died November 25, 2004 at home with her family. She was born in Columbia and was a daughter of the late William Joseph Derrick and Lucy Cannon Derrick. She retired from Belk department store after thirty years of service. She was a lifelong member of Ascension Lutheran Church. She will be remembered most for her generous spirit and kind heart. Nothing brought her more joy than helping others. The light of her life was her family, who will miss her greatly. She leaves behind a legacy of compassion and selflessness that has touched the lives of all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Terry Eaddy Cottrell and her husband, Randy Cottrell; son William Paul Eaddy and his wife, Sherry Faulks Eaddy; grandchildren, William Paul Eaddy Jr. and his wife, Suzanne Murdock Eaddy, Ryan Faulks Eaddy and his wife, Katie Folsom Eaddy, Aubrey Campbell Cartwright and her husband, Jeffrey Allen Cartwright, and Lindsay Elizabeth Campbell; and great–grandchildren, Anna Stratton Eaddy, Elizabeth McMillan Eaddy, Everett Elias Watts Eaddy, and DuPre Allston Eaddy.

Services were held Sunday, November 28, at 3 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Tri–County, 111 Executive Point Blvd., Columbia, S.C. 29210 or Ascension Lutheran Church, 827 Wildewood Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29203. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home.

Dolores Graham

FORT MILL Graveside service for Dolores Price Graham, 66, was held Tuesday at 11 am in Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery, Camden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation. Visitation was Monday 6–8 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Mrs. Graham, wife of the late L.A. Graham Sr., died Saturday, November 27, 2004. Born in Pineville, N.C., she was the daughter of Pauline Smith Dameron and the late Cleatis Price. She was a former employee of Springs Industries in Fort Mill and also employed for several years as a certified nursing assistant in Camden and Anderson.

Mrs. Graham was a longtime Sunday School teacher in Anderson and Camden where she owned and operated a Christian book store.

Surviving are daughter and son–in–law, Debra and David Allen of Columbia; son and daughter–in–law, Jimmy and Renee Wright of Fort Mill; her mother and step–father, Buddy Dameron of Fort Mill; brother, Calvin Price of Chester; and grandchildren, Megan and Jason Wright of Fort Mill and the Rev. Jay Wright of Spartanburg.

Dorothy Jones

WEST COLUMBIA Graveside service for Dorothy Neeley “Dot” Jones, 84, was held Thursday at 11 am in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

Mrs. Jones, wife of the late Lawrence Morgan Jones, died Sunday, November 28, 2004. Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Marion Boyd Neeley and Jennie Duke Neeley. She retired from GMAC.

Mrs. Jones was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the 50+ Club (which she helped to organize), Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Vincent dePaul Society. She was also active in the Shepherding Program.

Surviving are step–sons, Van S. Jones and his wife, Rita, of Columbus, Ga., Dr. Mark S. Jones and his wife, Kathy, of Panama City, Fla. and Gary L. Jones of Columbus, Ga.; former daughter–in–law, Janice Patterson and her husband, Kirk; grandchildren, Emilie and Annette Patterson; nieces and their husbands, Suzette and Dennis Morganelli, Donna and Marion Swygert and Carlette and Barry Mock; and nephew, Boyd H. Neeley; and many great–nieces and great–nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Warren Leighton “Larry” Jones and her brother, Marion Boyd Neeley.

Milton Hodges

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Milton J. Hodges, 81, was held Tuesday at 11 am in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Memorials may be made to Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29205. Visitation was Monday 6–8 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.

Mr. Hodges died Saturday, November 27, 2004. Born in Abbeville, he was a son of the late Milton Jackson Hodges Sr. and Sallie Mae Patterson Hodges. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he served as a flight engineer and gunner and was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal with four clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross with cluster and seven battle stars. For fifty years he was active in industrial paper business with various companies.

Mr. Hodges was a charter member of Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the Men’s Bible Class.

Surviving are his wife of fifty–eight years, Louise Thomason Hodges; daughters and sons–in–law, Melanie and Terry Perkins of Columbia and Myra and John Farley of Chapin; brother and sister–in–law, Ray and Doris Hodges of Abbeville; sisters, Inez Thompson of Abbeville and Rosemary Copeland and her husband, Gene, of Abbeville and Bennie Jane Harsey of Ballentine; and grandchildren, Christopher David Anderson, Clay Jackson Anderson, Kyle Walker Farley and Meredith Anne Farley. He was predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Lee.

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