North Charleston mayor's State of City: Upbeat

North Charleston State of the City Address 2011

Charleston County

AEBERSOLD, Virginia Louise Tilman, 94, of Daniel Island, a former second-grade teacher with Saltville Elementary School and widow of Robert C. Aebersold, died Thursday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel.

ANMUTH, Linda A., of Charleston, S.C. , formerly of Wallingford, Pa., wife of Herbert Anmuth, died Saturday. Arrangements by Blasberg-Rubin-Zilbert Funeral Home of Miami Beach, Fla.

GAMBLE, Derwin A., of Charleston died Tuesday. Arrangements by Fielding Home for Funerals.

GRANT, Gerald A., 55, of Charleston died Sunday. Arrangements by Dorothy's Home for Funerals.

JONES, Jodine Roberta Richbourg, 63, of North Charleston, a teacher and assistant principal with Greenville County School District and widow of Tony A. Jones, died Thursday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Northwoods Chapel.

REYNOLDS, Milton Leroy, 88, of Charleston, a Navy retiree and husband of Geraldine Brotherton Reynolds, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society.

WHITAKER, James Jr., 67, of Charleston, husband of Mamie Whitaker, died Tuesday. Arrangements by The Palmetto Mortuary.

WRIGHT, Leroy, of Charleston died Tuesday. Arrangements by Fielding Home for Funerals.

Berkeley County

ATKINS, Justin Seth, 25, of Moncks Corner, an alloy material handler with Nucor Steel, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Dial-Murray Funeral Home.

PIEDMONT, Edwin Bond, 84, of Hanahan, an Army veteran, retired purchasing agent with Westvaco and widower of Joyce E. Willingham Piedmont, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Downtown Chapel of Charleston.

PINCKNEY, Adrian K., of Goose Creek, husband of Donna W. Pinckney, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Fielding Home for Funerals of Charleston.

WILKES, William David, 64, of Cross, a farmer, truck driver, heavy-equipment operator and husband of Angela Faulling Wilkes, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home of Summerville.

Dorchester County

CAWLEY, Thelma Mack-Simmons, of Ridgeville died Wednesday. Arrangements by Aiken-Capers Funeral Home of Summerville.

MUCKENFUSS, Edna Davis Ackerman, 96, of Ridgeville, a homemaker, first married to the late Elzie Ackerman and widow of John Muckenfuss, died Thursday. Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home of Summerville.

Elsewhere

ALEXANDER, Agnes, 84, of Decatur, Ill. , a homemaker and widow of Harvey A. Alexander, died Thursday. Arrangements by Dyal Funeral Home of Summerville, S.C.

BISHOP, William B. Jr., 71, of Beaufort, a Navy veteran, retired postmaster with the U.S. Postal Service and husband of Jennie Hord Bishop, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home.

GARRETT, Joseph, 63, of Bridgeport, Conn. , a diesel mechanic with Enviro Express, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home of North Charleston, S.C.

SULLIVAN, Alexander Wayne, 47, of Forestdale, Mass. , an Army veteran, employee of the Freedom Boat Club of Cape Cod and husband of Adrienne B. Jones Sullivan, died Jan. 15. Arrangements by Brasco Funeral Home of Waltham.