Balloon hazards real or overblown?

A nesting loggerhead turtle rests on the beach at remote Cape Island in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Turtle nesting monitors regularly pick up balloon remnants strewn along the beach.

Charleston County

CHAPLIN, Edward Leon, 73, of Charleston, a retired supervisor with the Charleston Naval Shipyard, owner of Chaplin Farm Machinery and husband of Ann R. Chaplin, died Sunday. Arrangements by Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel.

CONE, Beverly Diane Baker, 67, of Wadmalaw Island, a homemaker and wife of George H. Cone, died Sunday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Downtown Chapel of Charleston.

DAWE, Nancy Anne, 80, of Johns Island, a former airline stewardess, photojournalist and wife of Donald J. Dawe, died Saturday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society of Charleston.

FORREST, Annie, 78, of Hollywood, died Friday. Arrangements by Murray's Mortuary of North Charleston.

FRIEND, John Robert, 51, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday. Arrangements by Tri-County Cremation Center of Summerville.

HAMILTON, Ernestine Tillman, of North Charleston, died Sunday. Arrangements by Heyward Mortuary of Charleston.

HERLINGER, John David, 62, of Charleston, died Saturday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society.

MAJOR, Fred B., of Charleston, died Sunday. Arrangements by Fielding Home for Funerals.

NEEDLE, Harry Rephan, 86, of Charleston, a retired dentist and husband of Ann Sherman Needle, died Monday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Downtown Chapel.

WILLIAMS, James Harris, 57, of Charleston, husband of Veronica Williams, died Saturday. Arrangements by Hamilton's Funeral Home of Walterboro.

Berkeley County

D'ORAZIO, Anne Marie, 72, of Ladson, died Sunday. Arrangements by Tri-County Cremation Center of Summerville.

EDPAO, Remy Dela Vega, 72, of Goose Creek, wife of Salvador Edralin Edpao, died Monday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Northwoods Chapel of North Charleston.

Dorchester County

BROKAW, James, 55, of Summerville, a restaurant owner and husband of Denise Keneagy Brokaw, died Sunday. Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home.

CAMPBELL, Earnest K. Jr., 57, of Summerville, an Air Force retiree and husband of JoAnne M. Campbell, died Sunday. Arrangements by McAlister-Smith's Goose Creek Chapel.

KOESTER, Dennis Glenn, 64, of Summerville, died Thursday. Arrangements by Tri-County Cremation Center.

STIDHAM, Patricia Canaday, 50, of St. George, a homemaker, died Sunday. Arrangements by Tri-County Cremation Center of Summerville.

SWEAT, Grace K., 67, of Summerville, widow of Larry Sweat, died Sunday. Arrangements by Dyal Funeral Home.

Georgetown County

PIATT, Megan Elizabeth, 17, of Andrews, daughter of William R. Piatt Jr. and Donna J. Kellahan Piatt, died Sunday. Arrangements by McKenzie Funeral Home.

Elsewhere

BASSETT, Thomas Davies, 60, of Woodstock, Vt. , died Thursday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society of Charleston.

DOCTOR, Jane, 26, of Spartanburg, died Monday. Arrangements by Hilton's Mortuary of North Charleston.

GRIMISON, Mary Joanne Belt, 85, of Branchville, civil service business manager, budget officer and auditor with the Charleston Navy Base and wife of James N. Grimison, died Friday. Arrangements by Ott Funeral Home.

JORDAN, Clara Peters, 85, of Sheldon, a retired regional manager with the U.S. Post Office, died Saturday. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home of Beaufort.

PARKER, Benjamin Rhodes, 64, of Bluffton, a Navy veteran, insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance Co. and husband of Teresa Pharr Parker, died Sunday. Arrangements by Sauls Funeral Home.

PFLUG, Arthur Lee, 69, of Beaufort, a Marine Corps veteran, police officer and husband of Margie Steffler Pflug, died Sunday. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home.