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Obituary: September 29, 2021

Francis Ford

Francis Bell Ford

Daisy McGowan

Murrells Inlet, SC Daisy Williams-McGowan, 68, widow of James A. McGowan, Jr., passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at her home. Daisy was born in Hemingway, SC, a daughter of the late Rev. Liston T. Williams, Sr. and the late Freeda Wise Williams. She was a retired school teacher/administrator with the Georgetown County School Systems and was a member of the Williams Hill Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to the beach, shopping, socializing, and staying in touch with family and friends. She also had a true love and passion for jewelry, fashion, and home décor. She will be remembered for her beauty, humor, and infectious smile. Daisy is survived by her children, Scarlett (Gene) Broome and Jared (Roni) Poston; grandchildren, Logan, Bladen, Cullen, Lily, and Camilla; brothers, Liston Williams, Jr. and Darry (Brenda) Williams; sister, Deborah (Charles) Owens and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Scarlet Williams, Sandra Hucks, and Wanda Douglas; sister-in-law, Louetta Williams. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM Sunday, September 26, 2021 in the Morris Funeral Home Chapel, 416 N. Main St., Hemingway, SC 29554. Services will Be Private. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please use good judgment, practice social distancing, and please wear a mask if attending. Please sign the guest book at morris-funeralhome.com

Francis Bell Ford

Francis Bell Ford, more popularly known as "Jeep," died peacefully on September 20th, 2021.His loving wife, Weezie, was at his bedside, thanks to the compassionate care given by Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Jeep was born to Albert Washington Ford and Marion Suttcliffe Ford in Georgetown, SC on September 8th, 1925. He was predeceased by his son, Joel Parrish Ford, his brother Albert W. Ford, Jr. and sister, Cleo Ford Lightsey. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Mary Louise Parrish Ford, their daughter Mary Louise Ford Stott (Charlie) of Winston-Salem, NC and son Francis Bell Ford Jr. (Lawly) of Georgetown.

He had 5 grandchildren; Mary Louise Bahnson (Steve) of Asheville, Francis Bell Ford, III (Mari) of Greenville, Wallace Pate Ford (Caroline) of Georgetown, Phillip Ryland Ford of Mt. Pleasant and Stella Ford Dawson (Andrew) of Georgetown. Also, a special daughter Bonnie Williams Dantzler.

Jeep attended Porter Military Academy and entered the United States Navy in 1943 at 18 to serve in WWII. After serving on a troop transport ship, he was assigned to a minesweeper base commanded by Commander Joseph Bull of Georgetown. Commander Bull reassigned him to a special detachment on President Harry S. Truman's day cruiser. After an honorable discharge, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Louise "Weezie" Parrish on June 1st, 1946. They made their home in Georgetown where he was president of his family's business, CL Ford & Sons. In 1955, he went to work for his father-in-law, Joel P. Parrish, at Parrish Motor Company. Jeep served on Georgetown Memorial Hospital's all volunteer board for 32 years and was Chairman of the Board for 25 years. During his chairmanship, Healthpoint at Litchfield and Waccamaw Community Hospital were built and additional health services were expanded. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Francis B Ford Cancer Treatment Center.

Jeep's interest in community health started at an early age where he learned compassion for healthcare from his namesake and uncle, Dr. Francis A. Bell. The two visited nearby rural communities, and it was an experience that influenced his life.

Jeep also served as the first Chairman of the Planning Commission for the City of Georgetown and as chairman of the Georgetown County Economic Development Commission. In 2004, he received an award as SC Ambassador for Economic Development. In 2005, he received the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000 and 2005, Jeep received the SC Hospital Association's Distinguished Trustee Award. This year, SC Hospital Association honored him as one of "100 Faces of Healthcare" in SC.

Jeep has been a lifetime active member of Duncan Memorial Methodist Church and served the community he loved in countless ways. He deeply loved his family, friends and the people of the Georgetown community. He was an avid boater, fisherman and hunter.

Funeral Services will be ten o'clock Thursday, September 23, 2021, in Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

In-lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, Francis B Ford Nursing and Allied Health Education Fund c/o Tidelands Health Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Please sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

Patricia Holmes

Patricia Caines Holmes, 70, a beloved mother and wife of Eddie L. Holmes, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Holmes was born the daughter of Joseph Jenkins Hucks Caines, Jr. and Jannie Veona Rourk Caines on January 12, 1951 in Georgetown. She was a 1970 graduate of Winyah High School and received numerous certifications from GCSD. She was a Data Quality/Clerical Assistant with the Georgetown County School District since March 26, 1985 and was a former recipient of the Support Staff of the Year Award. She was a lifelong member of Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church where she faithfully served in the many positions including but not limited to the Christian Education Department; Church Media and Sound Technician; Teacher in the Play School, Children's Church, and Nursery; and was an Adult Choir Member. She loved to sing and was part several musical organizations including The Singing Christmas Tree at the Frist Baptist Church and was a dedicated charter member and was on the Board of Directors for C4 - the Carolina's Coastal Campmeeting Choir. Patricia was a gifted and skilled organizer who wore many hats and accomplished her tasks with excellence. With pride and honor, she wore the hats of: a devoted wife; loving mother and grandmother; cherished sister and friend; a trusted advisor and teacher; a humble servant, worker, and member; and a loyal sister in Christ. As written in Proverbs 31:29, "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."

Patricia and Eddie were married on February 27, 1971 and shared 50 years together. Their home was blessed with: two children, Scott Wendell Holmes and Wendy Loraine H. Shannon (Bill); and two grandchildren, Trace Hunter Shannon and Noah Neethi Shannon. She is also survived by: a brother, Jerry Wayne Caines; her extended family, Beverly Britt (Doug) and Peggy Goins (Tony); and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by: her parents; her siblings, Joseph Jenkins Hucks Caines, III, Harrell Bell Caines, Carol Jean Caines Payton (Daniel), William "Billy" Hucks Caines and Roy Brooks Caines; and her In-Laws, Mr. & Mrs. Leland Homes (Leona).

A Home Going Celebration will be 2PM, Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church. Officiating will be Pastor Greg Thompson, Rev. Clyde Glover, and Rev. Timothy McKenzie. Entombment directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

The Holmes family will receive family and friends 6-8PM, Friday evening, September 10, 2021 in the sanctuary of Georgetown PH Church.

Covid precautions are requested.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Holmes family.

Roger McConnell

Roger Elton McConnell, 56, a beloved father, son, and friend, departed this life, Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Mr. McConnell was born the son of Charles Rolson McConnell, Sr. and Dorothy Clark McConnell on August 21, 1965 in Georgetown. He was born the 4th of four siblings, Debbie, Becky, and Chuck. He was a 1982 graduate of Williamsburg High School and was employed as a Security Guard for DeBordieu Colony. He enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler, Nascar Racing, and was an avid Kyle Busch fan.

He is survived by: three children, Allie McConnell (Cody Player), Malarie McConnell (Micah Howard), and Cassy McConnell (Kyle High); two sisters, Deborah "Debbie" McConnell Snider (Rolan), Becky M. Goude (Jeff); and a brother, Charles "Chuck" McConnell (Lorie). He is also survived by: his uncle, Raymond "Buddy" Clark; his aunt, Janet Brandt; and a large number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by: his parents.

A Graveside Service will be 2PM, Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Andrews Memorial Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

The McConnell family will greet family and friends immediately after the service

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the McConnell family.

June Causey

June H. Causey, 70, a beloved mother and the bride of James T. Causey, Jr., having fought the good fight, made her Heavenly entrance into the place that He, her Lord and Savior, promised He would prepare for her on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Mrs. Causey was born the daughter of the late George W. Howell, Jr. and Letty Mae Haselden Howell on May 5, 1951 in Georgetown. She was a 1969 graduate of Winyah High School and was a retired employee of Santee Cooper. She was born into a musical family. As soon as she could sit up fairly well, she sat next to her mom on the piano bench. Daddy told her Mama to watch her when she was about 15 months, because she was clapping in rhythm. When she turned 2, she started singing in church. When she turned eight, she began taking piano lessons from Nita Stokes at Duncan Methodist Church. She took from her for 9 years, till June was 17. She received a full scholarship to Furman University at that time, planning to pursue piano performance major. However, some Elvis-looking dude asked her to marry him, and that was the end of that!

When she and Jim moved to Albuquerque, NM with the Air Force, they became heavily involved in an Assemblies of God Church with about 400 members. They sang in the choir, and she began doing a lot of solos. Her range was pretty high then, and the choir director would always point at her towards the end of a song with his thumb up and want her to take it up as high as she could. We also became involved with an ensemble from the church called, Power, Love and Sound Mind. They were sort of hippie-ish, sang in different kinds of churches, including Catholic. She also became part of a sign language choir, led by a girl who was deaf from birth. She learned quite a bit of sign language and how expressive it could be for songs, which she later used in talent dramas.

When they moved back home, they became heavily involved in Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church's music. Eventually, she and Jim took over from her parent's jobs of choir director and pianist. She conducted quite a few cantatas, along with children's programs. Mrs. Pearline Driggers introduced her to handbells, and she was hooked. She started helping children with competing in the National Talent Program of the IPHC and never looked back.

She began entering students in every category, from handbells to dramas to instrumentals to art to solos, vocal ensembles and choirs. When her son got older, she formed a church orchestra with him and his friends in the church. There were quite a few the same age. There was a trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, trombone and flute, sometimes more than one per instrument. They used some of the expressiveness of sign language to create really moving silent dramas. During Jared's high school years, she was privileged to play for his high school choir several times. One of those occasions was at The Carolina Opry. Jared also began performing during middle school with The Junior Long Bay Symphony, and was asked to play several different instruments with them from keyboard to piano to marimba to bass drum.

June, a lifelong resident and member of this community, has been instrumental in the evolving success of several of the county's great musical programs. Her contributions and accomplishments included but is not limited to piano accompanist, choral directing, handbells, piano teacher, vocal coaching and training, and renown soloist. Most local musical organizations have been influenced and impacted by this southern lady with the passionate, gifted, and soul soothing voice that reached the highest of soprano limits and flowed to the purest of an alto smoothness. Of all her musical success, when June stood and delivered a Christian musical selection whether classical, Southern Gospel, Spiritual, or Contemporary, it is no question that her faith in God and walk with Christ was fully resolved and confirmed by the Holy Spirit which flowed through her anointed voice leaving every hearer moved by God's presence. Over the years, she was asked to fill in for the pianists at several churches. She was also honored to sing in The Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church of Georgetown. She and Jim attended the First Assembly of God for several years, where they became Praise and Worship leaders and directed several cantatas. For over 15 years, she has been singing with Indigo Choral Society. And also for over 10 years, she has been a part of C-4 - Carolina's Coastal Campmeeting Choir. And in her own words, "God has blessed me abundantly, and I thank Him for every day I've been able to use the gifts He gave me."

June married the love of her life, Jim, on June 22, 1969 celebrated 52 years together. Their home was blessed with: a son, Jared A. Causey (Cherrel); and two grandchildren, Alyssa L. Causey and James A. Causey.

She is also survived by: her mother, Letty Mae; and her extended family, Sylvia McConnell (Bobby), Sue Douglas (Jimmy), Jerry Causey (Melody), and Sheryl Graham (Alan); and a large number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by: her father, George W. Howell, Jr.; and her in-laws, Theo and Doris Causey.

A Home Going Celebration will be 6PM, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Georgetown Pentecostal Holiness Church. Officiating will be Kirk McConnell.

The Causey family will receive family and friends immediately after the service in the church sanctuary.

Memorial may be made to the C4 Choir, PO Box 182, Georgetown, SC 29442, and Indigo Choral Society, PO Box 394, Georgetown, SC 29442.

Due to Covid-19, the family asks that everyone please practice social distancing and facemasks are requested.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Causey family.

David Marlowe

David L. Marlowe, 84, the widower of Mary M. Marlowe and the beloved husband of Juanita Miller Marlowe, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 16, 2021 at his residence.

Mr. Marlowe was born the son of Emery Marlowe and Mary M. Todd Marlowe on May 10, 1937 in Horry County. He was a retired employee with Georgetown County Department of Transportation. He was a member of Cornerstone Church of God. He was a devoted husband, loving father, cherished grandfather, caring brother, and a loyal friend.

He is survived by: his wife, Juanita; six children, Marie Swenson, David A. Marlowe (Sylvia), Jimmy D. Marlowe, Sidney Marlowe (Jimmie Lynn), Nancy Hucks (Ernest "Ernie"), and Etau Cooper (James Wesley); nine grandchildren, Rosemary (Dax), Hadrian (Heather), Denise (JW), Kyle (Cindy), Dustin (Melissa), Tyson (Ciara), Cohen (Sierra), Christina (Noah), and Leah (Chance); and ten great-grandchildren, Luke, Marissa, Matthew, Serenity, Jada, Kylie, Jackson, Kelsea, Brice, and Scarlett. He is also survived by: four sisters, Gertrude Miller, Ruby Soles, Edna Christmas, and Thelma Lowrimore; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by: his first wife, Mary; his parents; five brothers, James Marlowe, Milby Marlowe, Isaac Marlowe, Lonnie Marlowe, and Luther Marlowe; and two sisters, Dorothy Robinson and Kathleen Tindall.

A Home Going Celebration will be 4PM, Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Cornerstone Church of God, 600 E Broad Street, Hemingway. Interment directed by McKenzie Funeral Home will follow in the Old Field Cemetery.

The Marlowe family will greet family and friends 6-8PM, Saturday evening, September 18, 2021 in the sanctuary of Cornerstone Church of God.

The Marlowe family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Cheryl Williams, Sheila Williams, Connie Altman, Rev. and Mrs. Doug Mathis, Carter Walker, and Mrs. Billie Pope for their love and compassion during this journey.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Marlowe family.

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