Mrs. McGarry, 89, died Monday, September 24, 2012, at her Carmel Place home in Charlotte, NC. She was born September 9, 1923, in the Shopton community of western Mecklenburg County to the late Floyd Leon and Ida Rayfield Thomas. After graduation from Berryhill High School, Ruth was employed as a teleprinter operator for Western Union in uptown Charlotte. During World War II, Ruth worked in both the Los Angeles and Oakland, California bureaus. While living in California, she met a young Marine named Gale Richard McGarry, whom she married, and in 1996, the couple celebrated their Golden Anniversary.
Dr. Michael "Mike" Stanley Watford, Sr., age 61, went to be with his Lord Monday, September 24, 2012, at his home following an illness. Born September 16, 1951 in Camden, SC, he was the son of Rev. Lonnie Ernest Watford, Jr. and Mrs. Colleen M. Watford.
Lurlene King Toole passed away peacefully on September 23, 2012 in her home in Columbia. She was a long time resident of Columbia, Lugoff, and Cheraw, S.C. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice McKenzie King and father, Everette Landrum King.
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Billy R. Wilson, 77, of Camden, will be held at 3:00PM, Wednesday, September 26. 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Rev. Bobby James will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30PM, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Wilson's memory to Wateree Baptist Church, 2024 Haile Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mary Kennedy Robinson, 72, of Camden, will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, September 27, 2012 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in Camden. Pastor Angela Jennings will officiate. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service beginning at 12:00 noon at the church. Memorials may be made in Mary's memory to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 1301 Mill Street, Camden, SC 29020.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of CSM Lester W. Conover, Jr., US Army (Ret'd), 81, will be held Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
Graveside service for Charles Richard "Bubba" Ray, 56, will be held Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Stevens-Ray Memorial Park, Cassatt. The Rev. Neal Nolan will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Dr. Saied Ameen, 85, died peacefully at home on September 22, 2012. A memorial service honoring his life will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC. Longtime friend and pastor, Dr. William F. "Chip" Summers, Jr. will conduct. Visitation will immediately follow the service in John Knox Hall.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Doris F. Maddox, 89, of Camden, will be held at 3:00PM, Sunday, September 23, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Camden. Rev. Bruce Hancock, Rev. Brent Kendall, and Rev. Kevin Lott will officiate. Family will receive friends in the church Narthex following the service.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Marvin Lois Nelson, 69, will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The Rev. Jeff Grubbs will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
Graveside service for Carrie Belle Medlin "Granny" Goff, 89, will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Dan Griffin and the Rev. Chris Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church.