Obituaries

Franklin Ruth, Sr.

NIXVILLE - Franklin Ruth Sr., 82, of 300 Chocolate City Road, Nixville, South Carolina passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Hampton Regional Medical Center, Varnville, South Carolina.

 Mr. Franklin Ruth Sr., affectionately known to his beloved wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends as "Pete", was born in Hampton County, South Carolina, June 30, 1935, to the late Homer Ruth and Eva Gordon Ruth. He was adopted and raised by his late aunt and uncle Joe and Lucinder Ruth Garvin in Nixville, South Carolina. At an early age, he attended Second Thankful Baptist Church.

He attended the public schools of Hampton County.

 Pete was always known by his professional carpentry on houses, churches, and commercial industry. He also was a farmer for many years with many other trades, to include perpetual gardening, landscaping, fishing, and hunting.

Franklin was united in Holy Matrimony to Birdie Mae Newton of Cummings, South Carolina. This union was blessed with nine children, one son preceded him in death.

In the unfolding of his life, he gained several nick names: Pete, Slab, Big Daddy, and Granddaddy, because of his love for his family and friends.

Those who will be waiting to greet him on the other side include: his parents, one son, Willie James Ruth, his siblings, Jaqueline Dunn, Evelyn Odoms, Rebecca Moore, Alice Hart, Sandra Brown, Irene Cobhan, Agnes Hayles, Sabrina Hill, Gerlding Washington, Irvin Sanders, Arthur Sanders, Tweedie Garvin Sr., Bernice Griffin along with three grandchildren.

Accepting God's will and cherishing Franklin's memories are: his loving and devoted wife, Birdie Mae (Newton) Ruth of the home; Eleven children: (6) sons; Johnny (Patricia) Ruth, Franklin Ruth Jr., Deacon Carl Ruth, Leroy (Tara) Ruth all of Nixville, SC, Micheal (Sophia) Ruth, Hilton Head, SC, and Clarence (Shay) Ruth, Ocala, Fla., (5) daughters; Mary (Leon) Driessen, Hilton Head, SC, Pastor Marshell (LeAnthony) Smith, Hampton, SC, Francina Hopkins, Lexington, SC, Penny (Ben) Holmes, and Patricia Comier both of Hampton, SC., one brother, Jack Ruth, Varnville, SC., (48) grandchildren (71) great grandchildren (5) great-great grandchildren, a special nephew Joe (Edna) Moore, Estill, SC, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m.  Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Second Thankful Baptist Church, Pineland, South Carolina, Reverend Guy Hodge, Pastor: Pastor Marshell Ruth Smith, Officiating. Burial followed in Cypress Creek Cemetery, Pineland, South Carolina.
M.F. RILEY FUNERAL HOME, 1214 S. Hampton Ave., Fairfax, SC, 803-632-3422, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. William Howard Brown, Sr. of Lento Road near Varnville, died early Thursday morning, Jul. 27, 2017, in the Hampton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Brown was born in Hampton County near Varnville, Dec. 21, 1930, a son of the late Angus Murrell Brown and Lena Elizabeth Mayson Brown.  A 1948 graduate of Furman High School, Howard married Annette Smith of Grays, S.C. in 1953. He farmed the Home Place for many years and retired from Westinghouse Corporation in Hampton. He was a member of the Nixville Baptist Church where he was a Choir member, a member of the Stafford Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Lillie Chapter # 27, Order of the Eastern Star. He was an avid fisherman, spending many hours with Annette in the Pocotaligo and Broad Rivers, fishing, crabbing and shrimping.

Surviving besides his wife of Varnville are sons: William “Billy” Brown and wife Maree of Varnville and Wallace Edward Brown and wife Christle of Walterboro; daughter; daughter, Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Breland and husband Rodney of Ruffin; and grandchildren: Kevin, Michael, Eddie, Kim, Destiny, Roman, Roger, Chrissy, Hope, Dianne, John and Joseph. There are 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mr. Brown was predeceased by a daughter, Roberta Diane Cook.

Visitation was Saturday, Jul. 29 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Mr. Brown’s residence located at 3412 Lento Road and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. prior to services in the Church.

Funeral services were at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Jul. 30, 2017, in the Nixville Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Tim Minchey and Rev. Allan Kircher, with burial in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to the Gideons, Hampton Camp, P.O. Box 22, Hampton, SC 29924.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Lucille Connelly Davis, 85, of Beaufort, passed away on Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017, at her home.
Lucille was born in Early Branch, SC to Hurley DeLoach and Sudie Woods DeLoach on Sept. 10, 1931.  She was active in selling Avon for many years and repeatedly earned the annual President’s Club recognition. She owned and worked at Nearly New Thrift Store.
Lucille is preceded in death by husbands Harold Connelly and Virgil “Bill” Davis.
Lucille is survived by her three sons: Wayne Connelly (MaeDean), William Connelly (Peggy) and Randy Connelly (Debbie); ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren, who affectionately called her GiGi.
Visitation was at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Jul. 28, 2017, at  Anderson Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held following visitation at 11:00 am on Friday, Jul. 28, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home. Burial followed at Beaufort Memorial Gardens located beside  Copeland Funeral Service.
A reception was held following the burial at Grays Hill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grays Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Anderson Funeral Home

611 Robert Smalls Parkway

Beaufort, S.C. 29906-9070

Andersonfuneralhomebeaufortsc.com

 

Mrs. Dorothy DeLoach McAlhaney, 91, of Varnville, passed away Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017, at Hampton Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of the late Quillie McAlhaney.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jul. 28, 2017, at Hopewell Baptist Church, 6404 Hopewell Road, Hampton. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Born Jan. 14, 1926, in Varnville, she was a daughter of the late Devie DeLoach and Nettie Crosby DeLoach. Mrs. McAlhaney was a retired seamstress having worked in many dress plants for over forty years. She loved sewing and continued making things long after her retirement. She was a volunteer for many years at Hampton Regional Medical Center, loved working in her yard and with her flowers, and enjoyed being a part of her senior citizen groups. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are: her children: Perry McAlhaney of Varnville, Hiram McAlhaney of Early Branch, and Marsha Stanley of Varnville; grandchildren: Timothy Stanley, Jeramie Stanley, Greg McAlhaney, Sandy Thompson, Courtney Lasota, Jacob McAlhaney, and Ethan McAlhaney; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Irene Dewitt, Alene Peeples, and Edna DeLoach.

Memorials may be made to: Hopewell Baptist Church, 6404 Hopewell Road, Hampton, SC 29924.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory

Varnville-Hampton Chapel

1074 Yemassee Highway

Varnville, S.C. 29944

www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com

 

Donald Robert Tuten, 74 of Furman, S.C. passed away on Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017, at Hampton County Regional Hospital, Hampton, S.C. after a brief illness.

Mr. Tuten was born in Pineland, S.C. on Aug. 15, 1942, to the late Donald Charlie Tuten and Gladys Lucille Long Tuten.

Mr. Tuten was a Truck Driver for Youmans Farms of Furman; life member and Deacon for the Furman Baptist Church; fire fighter and former Chief of the Furman Volunteer Fire Department; loved to fish and loved his grandchildren.

Mr. Tuten is survived by his wife, Grace Bishop Tuten of Furman, S.C.; his son, Donald Charles ‘Chip’ Tuten (Amanda) of Furman, S.C.; his sister, Nancy T. Crews (James) of Scotia, S.C.; grandchildren: Davey Allen Tuten and Alexis Noel Tuten. He was predeceased by his sister, Blanche Rivers and grandchild, Tiffany Amber Tuten.

The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Sauls Funeral Home, 310 W. Adams St., Ridgeland.

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at the Furman Baptist Church with burial following in Stafford Cemetery, Furman, S.C.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Sauls Funeral Home

90 Simmonsville Road

Bluffton, SC 29910