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2005-03-04 / Society

Obituaries

Janie Morrison

COLUMBIA Janie Seabrook Hane Morrison, 89, died suddenly at Palmetto Richland on Sunday, February 27, 2005. She was predeceased by her husbands, Walter Wolfe Hane (1954) and Robert William Morrison Sr. (1985).

Mrs. Morrison, fondly known as G–G (Geechy Granny), was born on James Island, SC, on November 14, 1915, to the late William Benjamin Seabrook Sr. and Harriett Gervais Seabrook. She was the youngest of eight children, all siblings predeceasing her. She spent her childhood and youth on James Island, Johns Island, in Charleston, and at Boone Hall in Mt. Pleasant. She was married to Walter Hane in 1936 and in 1960 to Bob Morrison. She spent all of her adult life in Columbia, SC, where she worked as “Marjorie Manners” at Belk’s Department Store and eventually retired from state employment with the Tax Commission and the SC Retirement System.

Survivors include a daughter, Janie Hane Stone, and son–in–law, Jerry Holt Stone, and grandson, Gregory Hane Stone of Columbia. From Bartlett, TN, are her granddaughter, Sherrie Stone Phillips, her husband, John, and their sons, Stone Patrick Phillips and Ryan Seabrook Phillips. Also from Raleigh, NC, are step–son, Robert W. Morrison, Jr., and his wife, Dicky McCants Morrison; step–granddaughter, Ann Morrison Nelson, her husband Bill and their two sons. From Burlington, NC, are step–granddaughter, Trina Morrison Holt, her husband Michael, and their two daughters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Children’s Home, 3201 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29204, or Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street, Columbia, SC 29205.

A memorial service was held at 2:30 pm Thursday at Shandon Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Jim Lowry. Visitation followed the service in the church parlor.

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

Viola Amick

LEXINGTON Graveside service for Viola Estelle Martin Amick, 96, was held Saturday, February 26, 2005, in Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church Cemetery, Chapin. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, was in charge. Memorials may be made to Eau Claire Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Amick, wife of the late Cyrus Ellsworth Amick, died Tuesday, February 22, 2005. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Silas and Rosa Ellen Coker Martin. She was a member of Eau Claire Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Betty A. (Algie) Roberts of Lexington; sisters, Lillie Koon of Summerville, Louise Amick and Alice Gann both of Columbia; two granddaughters, Debbie Frazier and Kitty Smith; great–grandchildren, Scott Frazier, Dean Smith, and Sharon Smith; two great–great–grandchildren, Delaney Frazier and Cameron Smith.

Lucille Horton

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Lucille Harmon Horton, 83, was held Friday, February 25, 2005, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice.

Mrs. Horton, wife of the late Ferrell Douglas Horton, died Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Born in Horrell Hill, she was the daughter of the late James Diskin and Salley Motley Harmon. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

Surviving are sons and daughter–in–law, Douglas and Linda Horton of Columbia, and Don Horton of Columbia; grandson, Tate Horton and his wife, Tori, and granddaughter, Brantley Horton. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Scaffe.

Samuel Williams Sr.

COLUMBIA Mr. Samuel Pinckney Williams Sr, 78, died Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Herbert and Elma Trotter Williams. Mr. Williams was the owner of Gateway Supply Company and a member of Mill Creek United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Marsha Williams; sons and daughters–in–law, Samuel Jr. and Wanda Williams of Columbia, Chris and Pamela Williams of Columbia, and David and Darlene Williams of Simpsonville; sister, Betty Rylance of Columbia; and grandchildren, Lindsey, Jennifer, Samuel P., III, Katherine, Alex, Aimee, and Ashley Williams.

A memorial service was held Friday, February 25, 2005, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Mill Creek United Methodist Church, or St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Dr. William Gause Jr.

COLUMBIA Funeral services for Dr. William Edward Gause, Jr., 73, were held Saturday, February 26, 2005, at First Baptist Church, Boyce Chapel, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Music Ministry.

Dr. Gause died Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late William Edward Gause Sr. and Catherine Hedgepath Gause. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the Medical College of South Carolina. He served in the US Air Force, and was an active member of First Baptist Church since 1972.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Jenkins Gause; son William Edward “Bill” (Rachel) Gause III of Columbia; daughters Mary Catherine “Cathy” Gause, of Columbia, and Ann Gause (Dr. Wright Sr.) Culpepper of St. Simons Island, GA.; and grandchildren.

Louise Pettit

COLUMBIA Memorial service for Lillian Louise Ridgeway Pettit, 89, was held Saturday, February 26, 2005 at Shandon Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge.

Mrs. Pettit, wife of the late Basil Green Lee Pettit, died Thursday, February 24, 2005. Born in Wilmington, NC, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Rudolphus and Alice Lucille Tuten Ridgeway. A local artist and art instructor, Mrs. Pettit was a registered copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She was a longtime resident of Columbia, and a member of Shandon Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter and son–in–law Louise P. and William W. Willis of Tucson, Ariz; sons Chuck Pettit of Columbia, and Nick and his wife Diane Pettit of Raleigh, N. C.; seven grandchildren; and ten great–grandchildren.

Mary Jane Scherman

COLUMBIA Services for Mary Jane Kline Scherman, 85, were held Sunday, February 27, 2005, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society, the American Diabetes Association, or the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Scherman, wife of the late Leo Joseph Scherman, died Thursday, February 24, 2005. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Earl and Grace Rebecca Wogoman Kline.

Surviving are her son and daughter–in–law Rick and Roxanne Scherman of West Columbia; a daughter and son–in–law Patricia and Tony Ivie of Gastonia, N.C.; a brother and sister–in–law Gerald and Barbara Kline of Windsor, Conn.; a sister Dorothy Janek of Chicago, Ill; and four grandchildren Stacy Jae Scherman, Carl Joseph Scherman, Lena Rebecca Ivie, and Sara Katherine Ivie.

Mitchell Brown

COLUMBIA Services for Mitchell Brown Jr., 11, were held Sunday, February 27, 2005, at Spring Valley Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the MUSC Pediatric Cardiology Department in Charleston. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

Mitchell died Friday, February 25, 2005. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Mitch and Cindy Brown. He was a fifth grade student at Lake Carolina Elementary School and attended Spring Valley Baptist Church.

Surviving are his parents of Columbia; brothers, Michael and Marion Brown of the home; grandparents, Mary and Henry Culbreth of Inman, Pamela Caldwell of Inman and Charles Brown of Anderson; great–grandparents, Arnold and Ruth Brown of Anderson; cousins; uncles, and aunts.

Constance Bernardin

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Constance Cannarella Bernardin, 84, was held Monday, February 28, 2005, in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge.

Mrs. Bernardin, wife of the late John Bernardin, died Friday, February 25, 2005. Born in Brooklyn, NY., she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Josephine Sfraga Cannarella. She retired after 20 years with the Richland County Department of Social Services.

Mrs. Bernardin was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving are sons, Mark Bernardin and Randy Bernardin, both of Columbia; grandson, Drew Bernardin of Richmond, VA.; granddaughter, Brenna Bernardin of Columbia; and nieces, Gina Barchiesi and Lisa Hahn, both of Columbia.

Mary Ann Hughes

COLUMBIA The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Hughes, 56, was celebrated Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge. Memorials may be made to Benedictine Mission House, Schuyler, Nebraska.

Mrs. Hughes died Saturday, February 26, 2005. A graduate of West Virginia University, Morgantown, she received a Ph.D. in zoology from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1991. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband, Austin Leland Hughes; children: Harry Robert Browning and Patrick Henry Browning both of Oakland, Md.; Austin Leland Hughes, Jr. and Helen Winifred Hughes both of Columbia; and grandchildren, Jonathan Kane Browning, Robert Eugene Browning and Molly Elizabeth Browning.

Olin Pate Sr.

COLUMBIA Graveside service for Olin Hubert Pate Sr., 78, was held Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Rosemont Cemetery, Newberry. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge.

Mr. Pate, husband of the late Marilyn W. Pate, died Saturday, February 26, 2005. Born in Bishopville, he was a son of the late Hazel Olin and Wilhelmina Stuckey Pate. He was a star football player at Bishopville High School and later at Newberry College. A veteran of the US Marine Corps, he received a degree in architectural engineering from Clemson University.

Surviving are son, Olin H. Pate Jr. of Elgin; daughters, Melody Carlisle of Gilbert, Valery Kaneft and Tracy Zach both of Columbia; sister, Willie Phillips of Columbia; brothers, Leonard Pate of Bishopville, Gerald Pate of Hartsville and Hazel Pate of Bishopville; grandchildren; and great–grandchildren.

Ed Clary

COLUMBIA Ed Clary, died Sunday, February 27, 2005. Graveside service was held Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

Born May 22, 1916, in Gaffney, Mr. Clary was the son of the late George Edward and Missiniah Wood Clary. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a retired US Postal employee. He was a member of Shandon Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are son and daughter–in–law, W.E. “Chip” and Lydia Downing Clary; daughters, Kitty Clary Goding and Shelley Clary Ray; nine grandchildren; and nine great–grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the University of South Carolina Lettermen’s Scholarship Fund or to a charity of one’s choice.

Michael Pulliam

COLUMBIA Michael Ard Pulliam died Sunday, February 27, 2005. A memorial service was held at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, on Wednesday, March 2, at 3:30 pm.

Mr. Pulliam was born on March 17, 1943, in Macon, Georgia to Louise Young Pulliam and the late Clarence Ard Pulliam. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and USC School of Law in 1968. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1968, and joined the law firm of Richardson, Plowden, Grier, and Howser, P.A.

Surviving are his mother, Louise Pulliam Kelley; his sons, Michael Ard Pulliam Jr. and wife, Tomlyn Vadset Pulliam of Beaufort, SC, and Charles Craig Pulliam and wife, Caroline Cousin Pulliam of Columbia, SC; sister, Jan Pulliam Jones; two granddaughters, Justice Louise Pulliam and Eleanor McClain Pulliam.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Sandra Maloney

COLUMBIA Service for Sandra Brown Maloney, 66, was held Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, or to Family Connection of South Carolina, 2712 Middleburg Drive, Ste. 103–B, Columbia, SC29204.

Mrs. Maloney died Monday, February 28, 2005. Born in Asheville NC, she was the daughter of Lawrence Wilder Brown Sr. and Ruth Ballard Brown. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving are children and spouses, Kelley (Randolph K.) Liggitt of Columbia, James Matthew (Laurie) Maloney, Jr. of Greenville, NC and Melanie Marie Maloney of Greensboro, NC; brothers, Lawrence Wilder Brown and Philip Randolph Brown, all of Charlotte, NC; and grandchildren, Randolph Kent Liggitt Jr. and Kathryn Ann Liggitt.

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