More than 2,000 celebrate at Haley's inaugural gala

Governor Nikki Haley and First Gentleman Michael Haley share a first dance to the song "She's a Lady" at the Colonial Life Arena during a gala celebrating her inauguration.

Charleston County

ANDREWS, Louis Rutledge, 69, of Johns Island, founder of L.R. Andrews Inc., executive director of the National Policy Institute, editor of Washington Summit Publishers and husband of Jill Hauenstein, died Dec. 29. Arrangements by Poteet Funeral Home of Augusta.

BOLTON, Leon, 90, of Wadmalaw Island, a retired AME pastor and widower of Rosa Belle Bolton, died Thursday. Arrangements by Pasley's Mortuary of Charleston.

BOWERMASTER, James Ralph, 84, of Mount Pleasant, a Navy veteran, pipeline welder and husband of Mary Blythe Bowermaster, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel.

EADDIE, Stanley Lamark, of Charleston died Wednesday. Arrangements by Harleston-Boags Funeral Home.

GILBERT, Marguerite Jackson, 83, of Charleston, a Navy lieutenant commander, former school teacher and widow of Norman F. Gilbert, died Thursday. Arrangements by Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel.

GRANT, Reuben T. Jr., 72, of North Charleston, husband of Shirley Grant, died Dec. 31. Arrangements by The Palmetto Mortuary of Charleston.

HANCOCK, Edward James, 79, of North Charleston, a Navy veteran, retired pharmaceutical plant manager and husband of Frances Jordan Hancock, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel.

HYATT, elise Cornblum Goldberg, 93, of Charleston, owner of CHAI Research, first married to the late David S. Goldberg and widow of Robert Hyatt, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Downtown Chapel.

KINARD, Juanita Jackson, 87, of North Charleston, widow of John H. Kinard, died Thursday. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.

MacLENNAN, Phyllis, 91, of Mount Pleasant, a translator and author, died Sunday. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society of Charleston.

PEDERSEN, James Frederick, 94, of Charleston, president and founder of James F. Pedersen Co. mechanical contractors and widower of Helen Baldwin Pedersen, died Thursday. Arrangements by James A. McAlister Funeral Home.

RIDGE, Richard Eugene, 57, of Adams Run, a retired captain for the Charleston Fire Department and husband of Margaret Jones Ridge, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel of Charleston.

SADLER, Dorothy Marie Vreeland, 90, of Mount Pleasant, widow of George E. Sadler, died Thursday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel.

SCARBROUGH, Mark, of Charleston, an employee of Blackbaud, founder of Illumicom Web design company and husband of Sheila Scarbrough, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Downtown Chapel.

SIMONS, Julian Mitchell Jr., 24, of Sullivan's Island died Wednesday. Arrangements by James A. McAlister Funeral Home of Charleston.

TODD, Jetta J., 23, of Charleston died Tuesday. Arrangements by Smith-McNeal Funeral Home.

Berkeley County

WIGGINS, Daylor Mae Crawford, 95, of Macedonia, widow of Silas E. Wiggins, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Dial-Murray Funeral Home of Moncks Corner.

Georgetown County

LIDE, Joe Jr., 57, of Georgetown, a supervisor for the S.C. Highway Department and husband of Lynette Lide, died Saturday. Arrangements by Wilds Funeral Home.


HILDRETH, Ernest S., 81, of Morven, N.C. , a Navy retiree, agriculture instructor at Anson Technical College and widower of Myrtle L. Gaddy Hildreth, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Leavitt's Wadesboro Chapel.

MORRIS, Henry Allen III, of Lakeland, Fla. , formerly of Moncks Corner, S.C., co-founder of the Charleston Opera Co., editor of Charleston Gateway magazine, owner of the Berkeley Independent and widower of Amy Patterson, died Dec. 12. Arrangements by Dial-Murray Funeral Home.

THOMAS, Joseph Deer, 87, of Denmark, a physician, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Mercer Funeral Home.