Deaths Summary for Saturday, June 29, 2013

  • Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:43 p.m.

Charleston County

ALLEN, Robert Eugene, 93, of Charleston, an Army Air Corps veteran, retired employee of the Department of Defense, first married to the late Caroline Pitts Allen and widower of Ruth Gaskins Allen, died Thursday. Arrangements by Stuhr’s West Ashley Chapel.

BAWSEL, Mary Linda, 78, of North Charleston, wife of Richard Bawsel, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.

BRESCIA, Jane Usinger, 61, of Charleston, wife of Frank J. Brescia, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Stuhr’s Downtown Chapel.

DAWSON, Joseph, 92, of Charleston, a retired sheet metal mechanic with the Navy and husband of Bessie Manigault Dawson, died Friday. Arrangements by Smith-McNeal’s Charleston Chapel.

GARFINKEL, Jennie Kaufman, 97, of Charleston, wife of Max Garfinkel, died Thursday. Arrangements by Stuhr’s Downtown Chapel.

GRICE, Bobby Ray, 72, of Mount Pleasant, a land surveyor and engineer and widower of Lucy Bowen Grice, died Thursday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society of Charleston.

O’BRYAN, Mary Bishop, 88, of Seabrook Island, a retired manager with the Salvation Army and with Sears, former employee of W.H. McLeod and Edwards 5&10 Cent Store and widow of S.P. O’Bryan, died Thursday. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home of Beaufort.

NIXON, John Jesse, 83, of Charleston, a retired stewardsman first class with the Navy and husband of Vanilla Nixon, died Friday. Arrangements by Fielding Home for Funerals.

RATCLIFF, Robert Norfleet, 86, of Charleston, husband of Maureen Ratcliff, died Thursday.

WURTZEL, Paul A., 77, of Charleston, a lawyer and husband of Ruth Kahn Wurtzel, died Thursday. Arrangements by Stuhr’s Downtown Chapel.

Berkeley County

BROWN, Luke John, infant son of Kevin R. Brown and Crystal M. Simmons, of Bonneau, died Thursday. Arrangements by Russell Funeral Chapel of Moncks Corner.

DAVIS, Howard E. Jr., 80, of Summerville, a retired electrician and husband of Lois C. Babb, died Thursday. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.

LIMEHOUSE, Leon, of Moncks Corner died Thursday. Arrangements by Milligan’s Funeral Home.

SPERLICH, Milton E., 83, of Hanahan, a Charleston Naval Shipyard retiree and husband of Thelma Sperlich, died Thursday. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home of North Charleston.

WOOD, David Michael, 55, of Goose Creek, a working foreman with SCE&G, died Thursday. Arrangements by McAlister-Smith’s Goose Creek Chapel.


DAVENPORT, Brian E., 57, of Beaufort, husband of Wilma W. Davenport, died Friday. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home of Yemassee.

LAI, David Roger, 35, of Columbia, a pharmacist and husband of Kit C. A. Lou, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.

SALTERS, Gertrude, 66, of Salters, wife of Marion D. Salters, died Thursday. Arrangements by Henryhand’s Kingstree Chapel.

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