2005-01-07 / Society


Evelyn Shand

COLUMBIA Evelyn McMillan Shand, of the SC Episcopal Home at Still Hopes, died January 2, 2005.

Mrs. Shand was born in Marion County, the daughter of the late Robert W. and Roberta S. McMillan and was the widow of William Monro Shand Jr. She attended Marion High School, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Columbia College. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, the Assembly, the Junior League of Columbia, and garden and book clubs in Columbia.

She is survived by her son and daughter–in–law, the Rev. William M. Shand III and Jennifer B. Shank of Potomac, Maryland; grandsons, William B. Shand and Peter J. Shand; nephews, F. Barron Grier III, Emmett L. Wingfield, James T. Green III, William S. Green, Peter W. Green, Frank Owens; and nieces, Selina Coles Green, Roberta O. Canady, and Helen O. Christopher.

Services were held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Wednesday, January 5 at 3 pm, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Memorials may be made to Heathwood Hall Episcopal School or to Still Hopes. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, assisted the family.

Mildred Hoover

WEST COLUMBIA Mildred “Millie” McClure Hoover, 82, died Monday, January 3, 2005, at Life Care Center, where she had been a resident for nine years.

Born in Neeses, she was a daughter of the late Doctor Furman McClure and Viola Hoffman McClure. She was predeceased by a daughter, Glenda Hoover Jennings, and a sister, Juanita M. Ramey.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen E. Hoover of West Columbia; and grandsons, Henry Edmond Jennings III (Trey) and Zachary McClure Jennings of Weymouth, Mass.

Services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at Greene Street United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Greene Street United Methodist Church.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge.

Hugh McMaster

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Hugh Buchanan McMaster, 87, was held Wednesday, January 5 at 12:30 pm in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, was in charge.

Mr. McMaster died Monday, January 03, 2005. Born in Florence, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. John Gregg McMaster. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and Presbyterian College in 1947 with a BS degree in commerce. He served in the European Theatre during WWII.

Mr. McMaster married Miss Jeanne Kelly of Columbia in 1950, and the couple owned and operated the McMaster Agency for many years. Mrs. McMaster predeceased him in September, 2004. He was a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

Mr. McMaster was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia.

Surviving are his brother and sister–in–law, Mr. and Mrs. John Gregg McMaster Jr.; and nephews, John G. McMaster III, Henry D. McMaster, George H. McMaster, William G. McMaster, Frank B. McMaster, and Joseph D. McMaster; and great–nieces and great–nephews, all of Columbia. He was predeceased by his sister, Mrs. Riley A. Bradham Jr. of Sumter.

Ollie Shealy

COLUMBIA Service for Ollie L. Shealy, 75, was held Tuesday, January 4, at 12:30 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, Ga., at 3:30 pm. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge.

Mr. Shealy died Sunday, January 2, 2005. Born in Aiken, he was a son of the late Ollie Lee and Evelyn Minor Shealy. A veteran of the US Marine Corps, he retired as staff manager of United Insurance Company of America. He was a life member of Dutch Fork Masonic Lodge #402, and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of fifty–four years, Dorothy Helen Sills Shealy; daughter, Deborah Ann Shealy of Columbia; daughter and son–in–law, Geri Lee Shealy and John M. Hamrick Jr., of Gaffney; sister, Ann Shealy Mappus of New Ellenton; brother, Carlton B. Shealy of Aiken; step–sister, Hilda Marshall of Aiken; and grandchildren, Jennifer Lee Hamrick, John M. Hamrick III, and Waite C. Hamrick III.

Sarah Matthews

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Sarah Bruce Matthews, 83, was held Wednesday, January 5, at 2 pm in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Memorials may be made to Richland County Guardian Ad–Litem (CASA), 1701 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge.

Mrs. Matthews died Saturday, January 1, 2004. Born in Bennettsville, she was a daughter of the late William and Mamie Stanton Bruce. During WWII she was an active Red Cross volunteer. She was an avid bridge player, gardener, and homemaker.

Mrs. Matthews was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are son, Stan Matthews of Chapin; sister, Willie Jean Hiers of Columbia; niece, Linda H. Dennis of Columbia; and other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Francis Marion Bruce and Allison Bruce and sister, Margaret Bruce Faulling.

Raymond Brown

COLUMBIA Services for Raymond Brown, 78, were held in Linden, New Jersey. Dooley Funeral Home, Cranford, N.J., is in charge of arrangements in Linden and Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge of local arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice.

Mr. Brown died Monday, January 03, 2005. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Lilley Brown. A Navy veteran of WWII, he served in the South Pacific.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Carl Brown; daughter, Nancy Bigelow of Columbia; sisters, Sarah Sanders of Garwood, N.J. and Josephine Cumming of Brick, N.J.; and grandchildren, Geoffrey Bigelow and Kathleen Bigelow, both of Columbia.

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