Obituaries

Mr. Brian James McGrath of Two Sisters Ferry Road near Estill, died early Wednesday morning, Jun. 7, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. McGrath was born October 23, 1955, in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, a son of the late Thomas James and Lillian Billetter McGrath. He had worked in the construction field for many years and had also worked at the local Citgo Station in Hampton. He was a Navy Veteran and was a member of the Nixville Baptist Church, where he was active with the Children and Youth Programs and was a choir member. He also coached and umpired with the Church Softball League. He and his wife served as Chaplains at Hunting Island State Park each summer.

Surviving are: His wife, Carole Harvey McGrath of Estill; Daughters: Sabrina Greene (Brayton) of Indiana, Lauren and Morgan Peeples of Aiken and Megan Peeples of Lexington; Brothers: Thomas McGrath of Philadelphia, Richard Green (Regina) of Florida; Raymond Green of Varnville, and Eugene McGrath of Virginia; Sister: Kathleen McAlhaney (Ray) of Varnville; Grandchildren: Abby, Lilly, Bella, Chyann and Aiden, as well as a number of nieces and Nephews. Mr. McGrath was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle Haller. 

A Celebration of Life was held 10:00a.m. Saturday, Jun. 10, 2017, in the Nixville Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Paul Creason and Rev. Allan Kircher and directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton, with visitation immediately following the services.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Nixville Church Family Life Center, 3915 Two Sisters Ferry Road, Estill, SC 29918, or Agape Hospice, 113 E. Washington Street Suite G, Walterboro, SC 29488.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com.

 

Mrs. Windora “Cookie” Cook Altman of Altman Road near Hampton died Thursday night, Jun. 8, 2017, at her residence after an extended illness.

Mrs. Altman was born in Allendale County, May 6, 1949, a daughter of the late Buck and Irene Shuman Cook.  She was a 1968 graduate of Wade Hampton High School, and then went to Nursing School.  She was an LPN and worked in area hospitals until 2003.  She was a very active member of Sandy Run Baptist Church for 48 years and was president of the Prayer team until 3 years ago when she could not continue due to her illness.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James Terrell Altman of Hampton; James Wilbur (Jamie) Altman and wife, Shannon, of Hampton, and Douglas Terrence Altman and wife, Wanda, of Wisconsin; Grandchildren: Heather, Matthew, Caroline, Tristina, Ayden and Lakin; A God given Sister: Sarah (Janie) Altman of Varnville; and two Great Grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by: a Sister, Jo Ann Cook; and a Brother, Wilbur Cook.

Visitation was held Saturday, Jun. 10, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton.

Funeral services were held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Jun. 11, 2017, in the Sandy Run Baptist Church, with burial in the Sandy Run Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com.

 

Mr. James Earle Youmans, 77, of Varnville, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his residence.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017, at Lawtonville Cemetery.

Born October 24, 1939, in Estill, he was a son of the late Albert E. Youmans and Martha Reid Pauls.  He served his country in the United States Air Force and then retired from the United States Navy.  After retiring from the military, he worked for 17 years for Acme Engineering in Champlain, New York. He was a member of Lawtonville Baptist Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and talking.

Surviving are: his wife, Elaine T. Youmans of Varnville; daughters: Jessie Mae Kenyon of Brushton, New York and Tammy Kingsley of North Bangor, New York; brother, Arthur Youmans of Varnville; sisters: Sarah Sparks of Alaska and Anna Hassic of Torrington, Connecticut; half-brothers: Keith Pauls of Hampton, Kenneth Pauls of Charleston, and Carl Pauls of Columbia; half-sisters: Sonya Smith of Hampton and Shirley Watson of Yemassee; six grandchildren, Danny Bell, Kori Scram, Katie Northup, Kristina Hogan, Emily Bogald, and McKenzie Greenwood; and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Hugh Youmans.

Funeral Arrangements By:

The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapels and Crematory

Varnville-Hampton Chapel

1074 Yemassee Highway

Varnville, SC 29944

www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com

 

Mr. Bobby Marshall Gibson, 80, of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, Jun. 6, 2017, at Roper Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Jun. 10, 2017, at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Varnville-Hampton Chapel. Interment followed in Hampton Cemetery.

Born September 21, 1936, in Colleton County, he was a son of the late Lloyd Jessie Gibson and Edna Jones Gibson. He retired from Westinghouse after 39 years of service and also served in the South Carolina Army National Guard. Mr. Gibson was a member of Rice Patch Christian Church, where he was a Deacon and Trustee. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play ball. He also loved farming and enjoyed cooking his puerlo rice for everyone.

Surviving are: his wife of 57 years, Alice Bazzle Gibson of Hampton; children: Robert Gibson and his wife Elaine of Hampton and Lisa Terry and her husband Claude of Varnville; grandchildren: Brody Gibson, Rogan Gibson, Makayla Gibson, Brett Terry, Trent Terry, and Meghan Terry; sister, Gloria Godley of Islandton; and many sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers: William Gibson, Roy Gibson, and L.J. Gibson; and sisters: Violet Crosby, Gladys Lamb, and Rae Polk.

Memorials may be made to Rice Patch Christian Church.

Funeral Arrangements By:

The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapels and Crematory

Varnville-Hampton Chapel

1074 Yemassee Highway

Varnville, SC 29944

www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com

 

Mr. James Bernard McAlhaney of Susan Lane near Varnville, died Saturday, Jun. 10, 2017, in the Colleton Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mr. McAlhaney was born in Hampton County October 7, 1927, a son of the late Clyde and Susann “Susie” Mixon McAlhaney. He was an Entrepreneur, having owned and operated businesses in Hampton County, and was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. 

Surviving are: one daughter, Martha Ellen McAlhaney of Columbia, and was predeceased by his wife, Lucia Ellen Compton McAlhaney and a daughter, Bernadette Ann McAlhaney.

Visitation was Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017, in the Hopewell Baptist Church at 12 o’clock, “High Noon”, with burial in the Sand Hill Cemetery near Varnville. 

Martha suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Hopewell Baptist Church Children’s Fund, in honor or Mr. McAlhaney at 6404 Hopewell Road, Hampton, SC 29924.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com.

Funeral services for Angelique Marianna Hernandez of Kathy Street in Hampton, a student at Ben Hazel Elementary School, were held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017, in the Chapel of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton with visitation at 12 noon prior to services.
The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place East, Landover, MD 20785-2237.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com.