Deaths Summary for Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • Posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014 9:02 p.m.

Charleston County

BECKHAM, Edith Ridgill, 101, of Sullivan's Island, widow of Robert S. Beckham, died Saturday. Arrangements by Dunbar's Devine Street Chapel of Columbia.

HAMILTON, Clarissa L., of North Charleston, wife of Lonnie Hamilton III, died Friday. Arrangements by Hilton's Mortuary.

LUCAS, Mary King Mood, 90, of Charleston, a retired registered nurse and widow of Grange S. Lucas Jr., died Dec. 11. Arrangements by James A. McAlister Funerals and Cremation.

MITCHELL, Robert James, of North Charleston, a retired Army staff sergeant, owner and operator with Bob's Pest Control and widower of Joan E. Boon Mitchell, died Friday. Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home of Summerville.

RHETT, Alicia, 98, of Charleston, a former actress and retired portraitist, died Friday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Downtown Chapel.

WANNINGER, Paul Richard, 78, of Summerville, an Army retiree, retired tax manager with Reader's Digest and husband of Marilyn A. Rucky Wanninger, died Saturday. Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home.

WILLIAMSON, Shirley Ann McGuire, 75, of Charleston, a homemaker and wife of John Williamson, died Friday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Downtown Chapel.

Berkeley County

PEARSON, Gary, 48, of Summerville, an electrician with Star Electric and husband of Karen Pearson, died Friday. Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home.

WIGGINS, Jean McMakin, 83, of St. Stephen, a former co-owner with Wiggins Iron Works and widow of J.D. Wiggins, died Saturday. Arrangements by Dial-Murray Funeral Home of Moncks Corner.

Colleton County

BEARD, Hugh Carroll, 66, of Ehrhardt, husband of Cynthia Lyons Beard, died Saturday. Arrangements by Herndon and Sons' Ehrhardt-Bamberg Chapel.

SMALLS, Cora, 92, of Walterboro, widow of Robert Smalls, died Friday. Arrangements by Young Funeral Home of Yemassee.

Dorchester County

MARTINEZ, Augustina, 92, of Summerville died Saturday. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home of North Charleston.

SMITH, Albert Lee, 61, of St. George, a self-employed carpenter, died Friday. Arrangements by Ott Funeral Home of Branchville.

SMITH, Vanessa, of Jedburg died Friday. Arrangements by Milligan's Funeral Home of Moncks Corner.

STEWART, Susan R., 53, of Summerville died Friday. Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home.

VASHINA, Richard Anthony, 78, of Summerville, an Air Force technical instructor, Arthur D. Little retiree and husband of Peggy Myers Vashina, died Saturday. Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home.


BLANDING, Matthew Jr., 55, of Kingstree, husband of Louida McKever Blanding, died Friday. Arrangements by Henryhand's Kingstree Chapel.

EDWARDS, Ernestine Gillikin, of Oak Island, N.C., formerly of Charleston, S.C., a retired social worker and wife of William H. Edwards, died Friday. Arrangements by Peacock-Newnam and White Funeral Home of Southport, N.C.

RATTZ, Josie Monterey Black, 70, of Sumter, formerly of North Charleston, a Navy hospital corpsman, co-owner with Townhouse Realty and wife of Joseph C. Rattz, died Friday. Arrangements by Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home.

RICE, Dorothy Nell Hanna, 86, of Enoree, widow of Donald H. Rice, died Friday. Arrangements by Holcombe Funeral Home of Union.

RUMFELT, Patricia Albers, 60, of Gaffney, formerly of Charleston, a Carolina Billing Services employee and wife of William L. Rumfelt, died Thursday. Arrangements by Gordon Mortuary of Blacksburg.

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