Deaths summary

  • Posted: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 1:51 a.m.

Charleston County

COPELAND, May F., 88, of Charleston, widow of Leon J. Copeland, died Monday. Arrangements by James A. McAlister Funeral Home.

HOLLIDAY, Leslie Ann, 50, of North Charleston died Saturday. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.

KAY, Robert Byrd, 93, of Charleston, a retired Army captain and husband of Kydie Hopkins Kay, died Sunday. Arrangements by Stuhrís West Ashley Chapel.

POLUTTA, Martha Jane, 73, of Charleston, a retired legal secretary and wife of Laurence E. Polutta, died Sunday. Arrangements by Stuhrís West Ashley Chapel.

ROWLEY, Mary Lou McKenney, 80, of Charleston, S.C., widow of Terrance M. Rowley, died Friday. Arrangements by Green Funeral Home of Danbury, Conn.

WRIGHT, Rosa, 88, of Charleston, formerly of Huger, died Sunday. Arrangements by Rivers Funeral Home of Goose Creek.

Berkeley County

HAMILTON, Paul, 92, of Alvin, an employee of the Santee River Wool plant, farmer and pulpwood businessman, died Monday. Arrangements by Scottís Mortuary of Moncks Corner.

MILFORD, Evelyn, 81, of Alvin, a retired nurse, died Sunday. Arrangements by Gethers Funeral Home of Moncks Corner.

MURRAY, Richard Watson, 41, of Moncks Corner, a self-employed electrician, died Saturday. Arrangements by Dial-Murray Funeral Home.

Colleton County

ELLIOTT, Brenda Eileen, 76, of Round O, a retired waitress and homemaker, died Monday. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.

McMILLAN, Deborah Lynn, 56, of Walterboro died Monday. Arrangements by Herndon and Sonsí Walterboro Chapel.

Dorchester County

DAVIS, Howard, 53, of Summerville died Friday. Arrangements by Glover Funeral Home.

OTRUBA, Joyce H., 78, of Summerville, a homemaker and widow of Stephen Otruba, died Sunday. Arrangements by Dyal Funeral Home.

PORTER, Janice Elyse Bailey, 65, of Summerville, a retired bookkeeper, died Saturday. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services.

VON OHSEN, Marian, 85, of Summerville, a medical practice office manager and widow of Harold C. Von Ohsen, died Monday. Arrangements by Dyal Funeral Home.


GILLESPIE, Leroy Irving, 84, of Hendersonville, N.C., formerly of Charleston, S.C., a Navy veteran and former truck driver with Charleston County, died Monday. Arrangements by Stuhrís North Area Chapel of North Charleston, S.C.

LAFFERMAN, Dearick R, 38, of Rock Hill, formerly of Holly Hill, died Friday. Arrangements by Faith Funeral Home of York.

SMITH, Jerry, 81, of Catonsville, Md., a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, retired real estate businessman and husband of Margaret C. Smith, died Friday. Arrangements by Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home.

SPETZ, Marjorie S., 85, of Beaufort, wife of Robert A. Spetz, died Saturday. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home.

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