The State from Columbia, South Carolina (2024)

SUNDAY APRIL 7 2024 THE STATE 11B Obituaries Bailey, Debra Jean, 69 Columbia Apr 04 Temples-Halloran Funeral Home Bell, William David, 73 Lexington Apr 05 Barr-Price Funeral Home of Lexington Benson, Peggy Wingate, 90 Columbia Apr 06 Dunbar FH, Devine Street Chapel Downey, Joyce Davis, 91 Columbia Apr 03 Dunbar FH Devine Street Chapel DuRant, Kathryn Ravenel, 84 Mount Pleasant Mar 30 J. Henry Stuhr Ellis, Tony Ray, 79 Irmo Apr 01 Temples-Halloran Funeral Home Frick, Joan 80 Greenville Apr 01 Sosebee Mortuary Crematory Goodwin, Sharon Cheatem, 60 Columbia Apr 29 George Byers, 89 Washington Mar 31 De Vol Gunter, Janice Kay, 71 Irmo Mar 29 Dunbar Funeral Home Hubbard, David Ray, 100 Columbia Dec 15 Shives FH Trenholm Road Chapel McBroom, II, William, 83 Chapin Apr 03 Dunbar FH, Dutch Fork Chapel Melonas, Angelo, 84 Columbia Apr 01 Dunbar FH Devine St Chapel Norton, Millie, 91 Leesville Apr 04 Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington Price, Dial, 71 Columbia Apr 01 Salley, Carlisle 77 Swansea Mar 27 W.B. Crumel Funeral Home Shepherd, Leroy, 70 Alcolu Apr 05 Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home Simpson, Carl, 82 Sumter Apr 02 Elmore Hill McCreight FH and Crematory Stakis, Christopher George, 39 Columbia Apr 01 Dunbar Funeral Home-Devine Thompson, Jean 69 Dallas Apr 03 Sparkman Hillcrest Obits Wilkes, Clyde Hawthorne, 89 Maple Plain Mar 15 Wilson, James Herbert, 70 Lexington Apr 04 Barr-Price Funeral Home of Lexington OBITUARY INDEX Bold listings indicate expanded obituaries View and place obituaries at thestate.com Contact our obituary at 803-771-8452 or NAME, AGE CITY DEATH ARRANGEMENTS Greenville, South Caro- lina Joan Little Frick, 80, passed away on Monday April 1, in Greenville SC. Jo was born in Columbia, SC to the late John and Annabelle Eleazer Little. She was a 1962 graduate of Eau Claire High School where she was a standout athlete and cheerleader.

She played all sports but was excep- tionally talented as a switch hitting Shortstop where she was named All State. After HS she attended Columbia College. She loved the outdoors and being by the water and you could always her at the ballpark watching her not only as a Mom but as a knowledgeable sports enthu- siast. She always had an open door policy for all the kids in the community and treated everyone like her own, show- ing a positive attitude and kindness that resonated with everyone she encountered. She loved her family and lat- er got tremendous joy from being around her Grandchil- dren where she developed a loving relationship with all of them.

Her family includes her 2 sons who were by her side every step of the way Tod Anthony Frick and Chad Michael Frick as well as 5 Grandchildren, Chandler Frick, Patrick Frick, Tomas Frick, Emma Frick and Con- nor Frick. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her sis- ter Barbara Little Talbert. There will be a private me- morial for friends and family at a date to be determined In lieu of dona- tions can be made to Rich- land Baseball, 5 Ravenwing Court Columbia SC 29209 Joan Little Frick December 7, 1943 April 1, 2024 Washington, District Of Columbia George Garrett Byers Griffin of Washington, DC passed away on March 31 of injuries sustained by a fall. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Mary Griffin of Gaffney, and two siblings Makie Shell and Hal Griffin, Jr. both of South Carolina.

He was born in Istanbul, Turkey where his father managed American tobacco interests, until WW II forced the family to leave Turkey and return home to the family seat in Gaffney, SC. George graduated from the Univ. of South Carolina in 1957, with a degree in Po- litical Science. After a two- year stint as a U.S. Naval Officer, he joined the U.S.

Foreign Service in 1959. His initial postings were in Na- ples, Italy and Colombo, Sri Lanka with his wife Emmie Young of Greenwood, SC from whom he was later di- vorced. He married his sec- ond wife Christina of Washington in l969 at the residence in Kathmandu, Nepal. A decorated senior diplo- mat in the U.S. Dept.

of State and Commerce, Griffin had a wide-ranging career in the Foreign Service. Over a 40- year period he served in 15 posts in Africa, Asia, and Eu- rope, interspersed with home assignments, winning sever- al top performance awards. His posts included DCM in both Kabul, Afghanistan and Nairobi, Kenya, Acting Asst. Sect. for South Asia, and Consul General in Mi- lan, Italy.

He helped create the position of Coordina- tor for Business Affairs and found pragmatic solutions to problems at Foreign Service posts around the world. Later he was Vice Chair of the FS Senior Officers Association. Some of his favorite career memories included tracking the notorious mobster Lucky Luciano to his grave, being a life-long anathema to the Soviet Union and conducting sensitive negotiations with the government of Bangladesh. He won awards for reporting in Pakistan and in Soviet-occupied Afghani- stan, and kudos from Ameri- can business leaders in India, Nigeria and Korea. George always had a keen interest in photography.

In Pakistan, for fun, he created an exhibit entitled Gorgeous Beautiful (GGBG), a compilation of beautiful women from around the world, which was exhibited in several venues by USIA. He was a trustee of Rhi- no Ark in Kenya, dedicated to mountain rhinoceros and critical preser- vation. He was a member of Diplomatic Consular Officers Retired (DACOR), the Metropolitan Club, the World Affairs Council, Me- ridian House, and the Monterey Country Club. He is survived by his wife Christina of Washington and Blue Ridge Summit, PA, his son Sean, wife Cathy and granddaughter Hartley of Isle of Palms, SC and his daughter Schuyler of Kauai, HI. A celebration of life will take place in Gaffney, South Carolina on April 20th and in Washington, DC at a later date in May.

George Garrett Byers Griffin October 22, 1934 March 31, 2024 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina On Saturday, March 30, 2024, Kathryn Ravenel DuRant (Kay) en- tered into eternal rest at home at the age of 84. Her Grave- side Service will be held Sat- urday, June 8 at DuRant-New Harmony Cemetery at the corner of I-95 and N. Brew- ington Road, Gable, SC at 1:00 pm. A visitation and refreshments will follow at New Harmony Presbyterian Church, 1174 New Harmony Church Road, Alcolu, SC. Kay was born at Riverside June 12, 1939 to Jervey and Kathryn Ravenel.

She graduated from Ash- ley Hall (1958) and Palmer Business College. She was a member of Junior League of Charleston, Colonial Dames of America (state of South Carolina), DAR William Ca- pers Chapter in Columbia, SC, lifetime member of the Huguenot Society, altar guild of Eighth Street Chapel (Ft. Meade, MD), and member of the Carolina Assembly. She traveled with her hus- band, Henry L. (Bongo) Du- Rant, to US Amy postings in Europe and Southeast Asia, living as a Charlesto- nian in exile.Wherever she made home, she gardened with the greenest of thumbs and cared for friends all over the world.

She is survived by her three children Lide, Kathryn, and Jervey; and three grandchildren Clara, Ike, and Jonathan. In lieu of please consider do- nations to The Dr. Rene Rav- enel Endowed Scholarship at The College of Charleston Foundation, 66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424 or The French Huguenot Church, 44 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Mt.

Pleas- ant Chapel. A memorial mes- sage may be sent to the fam- ily on our website at www. jhenrystuhr.com. Kathryn (Kay) Ravenel DuRant June 12, 1939 March 30, 2024 Chapin, South Carolina On April 3, 2024 Tom Mc- Broom went home to be with the Lord. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, April 8, 2024 at First Baptist Church of Co- lumbia, Boyce Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Magnolia Cemetery, Hartsville, SC. To view the full obituary or share memories, visit www.

dunbarfunerals.com. William Thomas McBroom, II April 3, 2024 Maple Plain, Minnesota Clyde Hawthorne Wilkes died peacefully on March 15, 2024 surrounded by family. He was born on in Columbia, South Carolina to Clyde H. Wilkes, Sr. and Bertha (Hewlett) Wilkes.

Clyde served as an Army Captain following gradua- tion from Emory University in 1958 and earned his Ph.D. and M.D. from the Univer- sity of Minnesota. He was married to Elizabeth (Geiger) Wilkes in 1957. They were married for 66 years and raised their family in Way- zata, Minnesota.

Clyde had an independent surgery prac- tice, was a founding member of the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ASTMJS), and was an innovator in his Clyde loved to learn. He was a sailor, pilot, photographer, videographer, website devel- oper, entrepreneur, and small business owner. He and Libby were proprietors of Northwind Sailing in Grand Marias, Minnesota, and Key West Florida. In Amelia Is- land, Florida, they operated Wilkes Helicopter and Eliza- beth Wilkes Photography. Clyde is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Geiger) Wil- kes, his four children and their spouses; George and Barb LaVigne, Katherine and Craig Kvale, Margaret (Wilkes) and Brad Kieley, and Marianne (Wilkes) and Jay Marshall, his neph- family, Rob, Meghan, and Gavin Galloway, and 9 grandchildren, Marybeth and Martha, Madeline, Peter, and Sarah, Katherine and Will, and Elizabeth and Evelyn.

The family recognizes with gratitude the care that Clyde received during his time at Haven Homes in Ma- ple Plain, Minnesota. Thank you to the Haven Homes and Park Nicollet Hospice staff for their loving care of our husband, father, uncle, and grandfather. In lieu of ers, please consider a dona- tion to the Clyde H. Wilkes Library Endowment, with the Methodist Hospital med- ical library. You may make a donation online, www.

Parknicollet.com/give or by check, mailed to 6500 Excel- sior Blvd St. Louis Park, MN 55426. Please include in the comment or memo, Clyde H. Wilkes Library En- The family will gather for a private service of remembrance at a later date. Clyde Hawthorne Wilkes April 1, 1934 March 15, 2024 Swansea, South Caroli- na The Funeral Service for Mr.

Carlisle Sal- ley, 77, of Swansea will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2024 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Swansea, SC. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Community Cemetery.

Mr. Salley will be placed in the church prior to the service for viewing. Public viewing will be from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2024 at W.

B. Crumel Funeral Home of North. Friends may visit at the residence and also contact the funeral home. Carlisle Salley, Sr. December 6, 1946 March 27, 2024 Sumter, South Carolina Carl Marks Simpson, 82, husband of Catherine Mellon Simpson, died Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.

Born in Montgomery, Ala- bama, he was a son of the late Carl Marks Simpson, Jr. and Frances Ray Simpson. Mr. Simpson received a degree from the University of South Caro- lina and was the owner of Simpsons Hardware. He was named 2002 Business Person of the Year following the loss of the Palmetto Plaza Store due to a He was a member of St.

James Lutheran Church. Above all he was a devoted husband, father, and grand- father. Surviving are his wife of Sumter; three daughters, Leigh Carraway (Frankie), Amy Ohl (Jeremy), and Mol- ly Matthews (Shawn) all of Sumter; one brother, Robert Simpson (Vicki) of Sumter; two sisters, Anne Simpson of Elgin, SC and Jan King (George) of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren, Tanner Carraway (Emily), Addi- son Segars Carraway, Mary Catherine Matthews, Lucy Spain Matthews, Shawn Mi- chael Matthews and Simpson Foster Matthews all of Sumter; one great-grand- child, Lyla Carraway. Graveside services will be held at 2 P.M.

Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Scott Landrum officiating. The family will receive friends at the home. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 1137 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150, Crosswell Chil- Home, 11 Crosswell Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or to a charity of choice.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfuner- als.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrange- ments (803) 775-9386. Carl Simpson November 27, 1941 April 2, 2024 Share Your Condolences, Thoughts Memories Online Sign the guest book and post your personal message for obituaries listed in paper, and from the past year. Find the online obituaries listing and a link to the guest book at: legacy.com/obituaries/thestate THESTATE.COM Share Your Condolences, Thoughts Memories Online Find the online obituaries listing and a link to the guest book at: legacy.com/obituaries/thestate Sign the guest book and post your personal message for obituaries listed in paper, and from the past year. THESTATE.COM Sign an online Guest Book at www.thestate.com Express your condolences and share fond memories. Online Guest Books LEGACY.COM IS THE LEADER IN ONLINE OBITUARIES, PARTNERING WITH OVER 700 NEWSPAPERS WORLDWIDE.

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