Bigger babies: Obesity epidemic hits infants

Dad Emanuel Newell II helps hold his newborn baby, Emanuel Newell III, while he is examined by Dr. Bean. Bean has noticed that babies are increasingly bigger.

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Charleston County

AL-KAREEM, Umar Abdullah, 69, of Charleston, died Sunday. Arrangements by Dorothy's Home for Funerals.

BARRICKMAN, Ira Gordon, 93, of Charleston, died Friday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society.

CUNLIFFE, Dean Alan, 65, of Mount Pleasant, a residential real estate agent with Carolina One Real Estate and husband of Paulla Cunliffe, died Sunday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel.

HEYWARD, Anthony, 58, of North Charleston, husband of Odenthia D. Heyward, died Sunday. Arrangements by Murray's Mortuary.

JENKINS, William, of Charleston, died Sunday. Arrangements by Milligan's Funeral Home of Moncks Corner.

KING, Leavey, of North Charleston, died Wednesday. Arrangements by North Area Funeral Home.

McBRIDE, Caroline B., 90, of Charleston, died Monday. Arrangements by Hilton's Mortuary of North Charleston.

WILLIAMSON, Billie Joyce, 79, of Charleston, died Saturday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society.

Berkeley County

BUCHANAN, Etta James Robinson, 44, of Moncks Corner, a pastor with Bruised Reed Deliverance Ministries, died Monday. Arrangements by Scott's Mortuary.

JUDGE, Clarence Dock, 93, of Pineville, a retired shipyard worker, died Friday. Arrangements by Scott's Mortuary of Moncks Corner.

WRIGHT, Grace, 55, of Cordesville, a homemaker and wife of Leonard Wright, died Monday. Arrangements by Dyal Funeral Home of Summerville.

Dorchester County

DuPRIEST, Earl Jr., 93, of Summerville, died Monday. Arrangements by Dyal Funeral Home.

Georgetown County

HOPE, Stuart C., 81, of Georgetown, a Navy veteran, founder of Hope Aviation Insurance and husband of Ruth Ketner Hope, died Sunday. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home's Georgetown Chapel.

Elsewhere

CAPPELMANN, Mary Hutson, 87, of Beaufort, a medical records manager with Beaufort Memorial Hospital, died Saturday. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home.

GUTIERREZ, Dale Lynn Daley, 53, of Hampton, died Sunday. Arrangements by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home.

JACKSON, George, 67, of Rock Hill, died Monday. Arrangements by Murray's Mortuary of North Charleston.

STROCK, Ruth Lee Clark, 88, of Elloree, widow of Homer Strock, died Monday. Arrangements by Avinger Funeral Home of Holly Hill.