Obituaries

Charles R Walsh (Charlie), age 78, of Alpharetta, GA passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, after an extended illness. Mr. Walsh was born in Hampton, SC on May 5, 1939.  He was the son of the late Raymond C. Walsh and Verna D. Walsh. He graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 1957, moved to Charleston SC and began a position with Charleston Paper Mill in data processing. In 1969 he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career with data processing. In 1983 he went to work for Railcar Management Inc. where he worked until he retired in 2008. He was a member of Atlanta Street Baptist Church. He loved listening to the exceptional music that the choir and various talented members offered each week. His greatest delight was firing up his grill and cooking Charlie-Q for family members and friends on the mountain.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 32 years, Helen; daughters: Sarah (Tennille), Lisa; and stepdaughter, Sonya Conn (Robert); grandson Austin Smith (Kayla); granddaughter, Brooklyn; great grandsons, Liam and Rhett. He is also survived by his brother, Arnold Walsh (Sherry) of Brooklet, GA and sister, Jean Padgett (Perry) of Varnville, SC and host of nieces and nephews.

The family received visitors Friday, May 12, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, with The Celebration of Life Service following at 2:00 pm. The service was conducted by Pastor Jamie Caldwell, Roswell Funeral home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:

Atlanta Street Baptist Church, Building Fund, Children’s Center

340 S. Atlanta Street

Roswell, GA  30075.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Roswell Funeral Home

950 Mansell Road

Roswell, GA 30076

www.DignityMemorial.com

 

Ronald Eugene Reynolds, husband of Mattie Jean Clifton Reynolds of Hampton, SC, entered into rest Friday, May 12, 2017, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, son of the late John Henry Reynolds and the late Mable Rainer of Floydada, Texas. He attended school in Hermitage, AR.

He joined the Marines on his 17th birthday at Lubbock, TX, where he served four years. He attended Boot Camp in San Diego, CA and Advance Training at Camp Delmar, CA. He was then shipped to Korea in Jul. of 1950 with the First Marine Division. Before he was 18 years old he was awarded three Major Battle Stars and two Presidential Citations. He was engaged in the Korean Peninsula, Inchon Invasion, Seoul and Kempo Battles, and then was stationed in Japan and Guam before being sent to Paris Island, SC as a Drill Instructor, and later as a Military Police. He was honorably discharged Feb. 7, 1954.

Ronald loved and faithfully served his country. After serving in the Marines, he served 21 years in the South Carolina National Guard, retiring as Sergeant Major, and 9 1/2 years in the South Carolina State Guard retiring as Colonel.

He was a life member of the VFW, American Legion, a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner. He also worked with the Veterans of Foreign Wars in funding and developing the All Wars Memorial located on the Courthouse grounds in Hampton.

He was a much loved and dedicated member of Sandy Run Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years, sang in the Choir for over 40 years and was active in many aspects in the Church’s work.

He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Mattie Jean Clifton Reynolds, who was the love of his life; one Son, Ronald J. Reynolds and wife Vickie of Luray, SC; one precious Granddaughter, Miriam M. Reynolds; Three half-sisters: Catherine Williams of Freeport, TX, Shirley Jones (Reid) of Tyler, TX and Linda Rainer of Austin, TX; Special Brothers-in-law: J. C. Clifton of Hampton, SC and William R. Clifton (Virginia) of Denmark, SC, and the late Ernest H. Clifton (Virginia) of Varnville, SC.

Ronald worked as an Insurance Salesman for 27 years and was the Owner of Reynolds Siding and Insulation and Reynolds Civil Process Service.

Funeral services were held at Sandy Run Baptist Church, Monday, May 15th, at 11:00 a.m. with burial in the Sandy Run Cemetery with full Military Honors.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorial contributions to: Sandy Run Baptist Church, 2100 Sandy Run Road, Hampton, SC 29924.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, Inc.

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Mrs. Dolores Arjona Heape of Varnville, SC, died Monday, May 15, 2017, in the Colleton Regional Medical Center in Walterboro.

Mrs. Heape was born May 26, 1925c in Pharr, Texas, a daughter of the late Lino and Maria DaJesus Arjona. She had retired from Westinghouse Corporation in Hampton and had owned and operated Heape’s Hobbie House in Varnville for many years. She was a Founding Member of the South Carolina Ceramic Association, and was a former member of the Lillie Chapter # 27, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Varnville United Methodist Church and was the widow of Charlie O’Neal Heape. Surviving are: Daughter, Bonnie Freeman and husband, Cecil, of Early Branch; Sister, Connie Enqurize of Harlingen, TX; Granddaughter, Lessie Heape of Grand Junction, CO, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Heape was predeceased by her husband, her son, Frank, two half-brothers and two half-sisters.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, in the Varnville United Methodist Church with burial in the Peeples Cemetery near Varnville, directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at the Church beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friday prior to services. The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to: Varnville United Methodist Church, 624 Palmetto Street West, Varnville, SC 29944.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, Inc.

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, South Carolina 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com