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Arthur Ray Heatley, 87, of Goose Creek, South Carolina entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Ray Heatley is predeceased by his wife of nearly 60 years, Lois B. Heatley. He is survived by all five of his children: his sons, Clay Heatley and his wife, Janet of Goose Creek. Clint Heatley and his wife, Angela of Plano, Texas; his daughters, Robin Kisabeth, and her husband, David, of Hanahan; Susan Bennett, and her husband, David of Hanahan, Dana Buffone, and her husband, Doug of Chicago, IL, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grand-children, sisters: Constance Alston, Bert Dassler and Cynthia Seyle, he is preceded in death by a brother: Alvin J. Heatley and a sister: Violet Harris. He was born November 22, 1926 in Charleston, son of the late Violet Heatley McLain and Authur Heatley.
Ray was born on King Street and lived there until the age of 6 when his family moved to North Charleston. He graduated from Chicora in1945. He joined the Army Air Corps for two years in Germany. Upon returning, he attended the Citadel and graduated with a business degree on 1951. His first furniture job was at Rhode's Furniture. Ray spent his life in the furniture business. In 1963, he opened his own furniture business, Ray Heatley's Furniture. After 31 years, he retired in 1994. Over the next couple of years, he used his old furniture truck to deliver furniture for Crisis Ministries. In 1996, Ray became a volunteer for Trident Hospital for 18 years, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. After Lois got sick, he volunteered on Mondays and Fridays. He tried to play golf every Tuesday and Thursday. He was the first member of The Oaks Country Club and a huge supporter of Little League Parks and Recreation.
Everyone who knew Papa Ray, knew he loved golf and had a different golf swing every day. He had a strong belief in 5 things: No Smoking, No Gambling, No Drinking, No Drugs, and to learn and obey the 10 Commandments. He believed in helping everyone. He was an active member of the North Charleston Baptist Church and the Goose Creek United Methodist Church. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


Virgilio "Gil" Calimosa Ayen, 71, of Goose Creek, passed away January 29, 2014.
Born in Sigay Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was the son of the late Pedro and Severina Ayen and husband to Delia Angelo Ayen.
He retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer after serving for twenty two years.
Mr. Ayen and his wife owned and operated the Donut Connection in Goose Creek and were members of Goose Creek United Methodist Church. 
He enjoyed bowling with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife Delia Ayen; three children, Hilbrus "Bruce" Ayen and wife Kathy of Cayce, SC, Hendrix "Drake" Ayen and wife Beth of Fishers, IN and Hibrand "Randi" Tucker of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren, Chad Tucker, Jordan Tucker, Drew Tucker, Eryn Tucker, Joshua Ayen, Emma Ayen, Madelynn Ayen and Spencer Ayen; four sisters, Chellie Murrell of California, Gregoria Visaya of Texas, Lolie Bangalit of Philippines and Filomina Aluad of Philippines.


Kathleen Marie Binnarr, 39, of Goose Creek, SC, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Born July 22, 1974 in Fairfax, VA, she was the daughter of James and Marilynn Green Hallowell and wife of the late Franklin Binnarr. Kathy was an active member of Goose Creek UMC. Surviving in addition to her loving parents are two sons, Joshua, Jonathan, and daughter, Jayden Binnarr; sister, Kimberly Jacobs of Watugua, TN and two nieces and one nephew. 


Terra "Terry" D. Smart, 67, of North Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest Friday, November 15, 2013. Her memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013, in Goose Creek United Methodist Church, at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Terry was born September 1, 1946 in Union County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Allen Lemmond and the late Viola Howie Lemmond. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, an associate member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and Goose Creek United Methodist Church. Terry was active in the community. She was a past president of The Elms of Charleston HOA and a volunteer at the Charleston AFB Pharmacy. She is survived by her husband, Halbert R. Smart; son , Philip Smart of Springfield, VA; daughter, Kimberly Malbrough and her husband, Victor, of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren: Myeles Malbrough and Mary Malbrough; four brothers: Allen Lemmond, Leo Lemmond, Mike Lemmond and Larry Lemmond; and sister, Sheila Harris. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a cancer organization of your choice.


Claudette Hazeres, 78, of Goose Creek, SC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at a local nursing facility. She was born in Winona, MN, on July 3, 1935, to the late Ewald Czaplewski and Ruby Kiral Czaplewski.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived a very active life and traveled around the world. She spoke both Japanese and Spanish. She worked at the Charleston Transportation Depot and at Sears. She also did volunteer work at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base where she taught arts and crafts at the school on the Base. She also worked with the Girl Scouts and the Cub Scouts. She did volunteer work for 9 years at Northwoods Academy where she taught first grade. She sang at the Naval Weapons Station Chapel and a Goose Creek United Methodist Church for several years. She enjoyed dancing, art, people, and skating.

Claudette is survived by her son: Michael Hazeres (Rose) of Summerville, SC; daughters, Karen Kopczynski (Don) of Goose Creek, SC, and Vicki Sweatman (Daryl) of Summerville, SC; grandsons, Michael Hazeres (Michelle) of Goose Creek, SC, Bryan Kopczynski (Elizabeth) of Summerville, SC, and Scott Sweatman of Summerville, SC, and Dana Sweatman of Summerville, SC; great-grandchildren, Lucas, Jazmine, Mia, Haleigh, Melody, and Jessalynn.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Goose Creek United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at 4:30 PM in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the hour of service on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Goose Creek UMC.

The family is gratefully accepting floral tributes in honor of Claudette or memorials may be made in her honor to the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, 500 Taylor Street, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 20201.


Shirley F. Sinclair, 82, of Goose Creek, widow of Mack Ellison Sinclair, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Sinclair was born February 14, 1931 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, daughter of the late Wilbert Richard Fickas and Marion Elizabeth McConnell Fickas. 

She was a graduate of San Diego Schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of Goose Creek United Methodist Church.

Surviving are: two sons: Mitchel E. Sinclair and Mark W. Sinclair both of Goose Creek, four grandchildren, one brother: Wilbert R. Fickas of Aurora Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice of Charleston, Home Hospice Program, Rivergate Center, 4975 LaCross Road, Ste. 200, North Charleston, SC 29406 or the American Cancer Society , 5900 Core Ave. Ste. 504, North Charleston, SC 29406.


Maxine Ruth Despins, 89, of Cross, SC, widow of Garold A. Despins, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro. Friends and family may call at Goose Creek United Methodist Church, 142 Redbank Rd., Goose Creek on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 1:00 PM until the Hour of Service.  Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Charleston. 

Maxine was born on March 9, 1924 in Battle Creek, MI, daughter of the late Floyd L. Trombley and Viola M. (Evans) Trombley. During World War II, Maxine served as a LPN nurse for the United States Navy. She loved to shop and gardening.

Surviving are: one son Jack Despins (Carol) of Cross, SC; one daughter: MaryJane Thacker (Rick) of Bonneau, SC; eight grandchildren; Karen Despins, Teda Despins, Kia Perkins, Tamara Ackerman, Randy Mills, Sandra Roma, Sherry Corder, Sonya Osborne; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren.    


Margarita "Margie" Landers passed away on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at Trident Hospital.  She is survived by her husband of almost 31 years, Kenneth; nephew Juancho; sister  Awilda and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was born in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on January 2, 1947. She was preceded by her mother, Lucy and 5 children, Linda, Robby, Diana, Bobby and Francis. 


Genevieve Parlet, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2013. A Memorial Service for her will be held at Goose Creek UMC on Friday, February 1st, at 7:00 PM. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.  


Lois Biggs Heatley “Gigi”, of Goose Creek and wife of Arthur Ray Heatley entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

Lois was born in Pauls Valley, OK to the late Jesse W. and Ethel Jarman Biggs. She moved to N. Charleston in 1948 with her sister Geraldine Scott and husband Burton Scott. She graduated from North Charleston High School in 1952. She married Arthur Ray Heatley July 8, 1953. Lois was a member of First Baptist of North Charleston and she and husband Ray and their children had been active members of Goose Creek United Methodist Church for over 45 years. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Lois is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ray Heatley, sons: Clay Heatley and his wife Janet of Goose Creek, SC and Clint Heatley and his wife Angela of Plano, TX, daughters: Robin Kissabeth and her husband David of Hanahan, SC, Susan Bennett and her husband David of Hanahan, SC and Dana Buffone and her husband Doug of Chicago, IL; grandchildren: Jonathan, Brittany, Tara, Ryan, Lauren, Katie, Brett, Chad, Olivia, Hailey and Heather and a great-granddaughter: Kinley Dell Crayne. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Geraldine Scott, Jo Keen and Ruth Rodgers. 


Claudia Ann Stearns Anderson, (11/22/1944 - 11/2/2012), born in Gloversville, New York. She was one of eight children of the late Lewis A. Stearns, Jr. and Sarah Mussey Stearns. Claudia was married to the love of her life, Benjamin Earl Anderson for 42 years. They raised four children together and were later blessed with the gift of 14 grandchildren.

Claudia was a gifted seamstress and spent time working in that profession. She was a faithful member of Goose Creek United Methodist Church. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend to many.


Pilar (Pye) Viray, (10/12/1935-10/18/2012) - went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2012. At peace once again and set free of all pain. Pye, you will be missed!


Wade Hampton Rourk, (USN CE1 Ret.), (April 24, 1928 - July 6, 2012). Born in Santee, SC, son of James H. Rourk and Sophie D. Rourk. Wade was an electrician with the Charleston Navy Ship Yard where he retired. He was a veteran of the US Navy Seabees and fought in WWII. He was also a member of Goose Creek United Methodist Church, VFW 5091, Fleet Reserve Branch#50 and the American Legion.
Wade is survived by his wife, Velma Driggers Rourk of Goose Creek, SC; son, Wendell Calvin Rourk of Goose Creek, SC; daughter, Wanda Darlene Caraviello (Harold) of Savannah, GA.  


Betty Jo Beard Johnson, (March 30, 1943 - February 25, 2011). She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Betty was born in Maiden, NC, the daughter of Gaither Lee and Mildred Pauline Hartsoe Beard.
Betty was a faithful member of Mays Chapel United Methodist Church in Maiden, NC and Goose Creek United Methodist Church in Goose Creek, SC.
Betty volunteered for more than 30 years at the Ralph H. Johnson Veteran's Medical Center in Charleston, SC. She was a member of the American Legion Post 166 Auxiliary for 35 years and a longtime member of AMVETS.
Betty is survived by six children, Randy Helms, Daphine Ide, Lori Basham (Robert), Rodney Helms (Donna), Curtis Helms (Pamela) and Marty Johnson (Donna Works); eight grandchildren, Christopher Ide, Dan'elle Moore, Charity Sunshine Snyder, Quinton McGrew, Michael Helms, Jennifer Walker, Jessica Helms and Nicole Johnson; Twelve great grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Jones (Dan) of Lincolnton, NC, brother, Donald Beard (Erlise) of Maiden, NC. She was predeceased by grandson, Robert Walker and daughter-in-law, Judy Helms.  


Donald Burton, November 1, 2010, husband of Christine Burton for 63 years.
Calvin Lewis Anderson, (August 11, 1979 - August 26, 2010). A man who lived his life to the fullest every day, entered into eternal rest on the morning of August 26. 
Making his living in the construction business, Calvin was a man who loved his family deeply and had a great sense of humor.
Calvin is survived by his parents, Benjamin and Claudia Anderson; his four children who loved him dearly: Crystal Anderson, Calvin Anderson Jr., Savannah Buncher, and Lilly Anderson; wife Nola Anderson; fiancee, Rosanne Wooten; three siblings: Benjamin Anderson Jr. (Arleen), Samantha Boedeker (David), and Georgiana Rostocil (Joseph); and nine nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.
Calvin was a faithful servant of God and member of Goose Creek United Methodist Church.  
Dorothy May Gebhart Lewis, (May 13, 1939 - June 29, 2010) entered into eternal rest and joined her loving husband, Robert F. Lewis, Sr.
She was a member of AMVETS, D.A.V., and Goose Creek United Methodist Church. She taught elementary education and special education for Charleston County School District for over 30 years and was an active volunteer at the Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Hospital.
Dorothy is survived by her sons; Robert F. Lewis, Jr., (Kimberly), James W. Lewis, Sr., (Patti), and Christopher A. Lewis, Sr., and daughter Virginia R. Lewis-Holley; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 1, at 6:30 pm at Goose Creek United Methodist Church, 142 Red Bank Rd., Goose Creek. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to be sent to AMVETS Auxiliary Post 24, 184 McLaurin Ave., Summerville, SC 29483.
Amy Graden, (September 7, 1983 - June 2, 2010). Several years ago, our oldest child, Kara died. We were sent a CD, "Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth" by Cindy Bullens. a young mom who had lost her daughter Jessie, to cancer at age 11. She poured all of her pain, loss, anger, and most of all love into the songs she wrote and recorded for this CD. Even if you've never lost a child you can relate to these feelings. Jessie has a shock of red hair like Amy's. Before she died, Cindy talked with Jessie about becoming an angel and getting her "Scarlet Wings".
In the song "As Long as You Love" sub-titled "Scarlet Wings", the verses are sung by Ms. Bullens, the chorus is sung on Jessie's behalf by her big sister, Reid.
The message is simple... As long as we go on, loving our missing children, they will be in contact, and we will feel their presence. The purpose of life... is to find God's gifts. The meaning of life... is to give them away.
As Amy's wise cousin Maggie once said, "Don't cry because it's over... but smile because it happened".  

Elizabeth Cleona Ahern Wrachford, (Feb. 28, 1920 – Apr. 10, 2010), of Goose Creek, SC, died Saturday, April 10, 2010 in a local hospital. Mrs. Wrachford was born in Cumberland, MD, the only child of James Edward and Ada Pearl Bernard Ahern. She was a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cumberland, MD and was presently a member of Goose Creek United Methodist Church. Mrs. Wrachford was a sales clerk in the hardware department of McCrory’s 5 & 10 Cent Store. She is survived by three sons; James Hurley Wrachford and former wife, Mary Donaldson, of Cumberland, MD, Roy Branson Wrachford Jr. and wife Carol Joyce, of Goose Creek and David Charles Wrachford of Painesville, OH; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Roy B. Wrachford Sr. and daughter-in-law, Linda Wrachford. The funeral service will be held in Goose Creek United Methodist Church Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at 2:00pm. The family will received friends at J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston, Monday, April 12, 2010, between 6:00 and 8:00pm. Services with burial in Greenmount Cemetery will be held in Cumberland, MD, later in the week. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Goose Creek United Methodist Church, 142 Redbank Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445.

A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting the website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.

Nellie Ruth Ward, (Jul. 23, 1930 - Mar. 5, 2010), was born in Telfair County, Georgia, joined her late husband Irving Hill Ward, in the Kingdom of Heaven. Nellie was the daughter of the late George A. Pollard and Nellie Myrtle Livingston Pollard. She is survived by her loving family that includes her four children: Hida Kay Record, Deborah Maclssac, Dwayne Ward and Zelda R. Ardis; three brothers: Troy E. Pollard, Daryle Pollard and Winnfred E. Pollard; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was a proud member of Goose Creek United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family, gardening, fishing, bowlin and watching the Atlanta Braves baseball. 
James A. Dennis, (Jul. 22, 1946 - Feb. 26, 2010), was born in Berea, Ohio, the son of the late Earl Daniel Dennis and Maureen Moss Dennis, who survives. Surviving are four daughters, Kim Dennis of North Charleston, SC., Kelly Martin and husband Glenn of Charleston, SC., Kerri Shorter and husband Daryl of Hanahan, SC, Kristen Witte and Steve Surface of Hanahan, SC.; Mother aureen Dennis of Madison, FL.; twelve grandchildren: Kyle Dennis, Brian Dingle, Donell and Jeanell Myers, Shelby Williams, Mckenna Martin, Bennett Martin, Kinsley Shorter, Kinnedy Shorter, Katelyn Witte, Kara Witte, Jason Witte Jr.; one brother, Richard Dennis of Valdosta, GA; one sister, Lynda Norcross and husband Chad, of Summerfield, FL.
Charles Terry Alexander, (May 5, 1939 - Jan. 3, 2010), of Goose Creek, SC, husband of Betty Ann Reddick Williams Alexander, was born in Cumberland, MS. He was one of seven children of Charles Wesley Alexander and Mary A. Young Alexander. He retired from Exxon Mobil after more than 19 years of service. Mr. Alexander was a very active member of Goose Creek United Methodist Church; he sang in the Church choir, was a member of "The Creek Boys" band, was a trustee and volunteered at the soup kitchen. Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife of 12 years, Betty Alexander of Goose Creek, SC; children: Jeffrey "Jeff" D. Alexander and his wife Julia of Jay, FL, Teresa and her husband Gary McCaskill of Jay, FL, Cheryl R. Singleton of Waynesboro, MS, Beverly D. Smith and her husband Tate of Flora, MS, Anthony "Tony" J. Alexander and his wife Donna of Jay, FL; three sisters: Barbara Ann and Bill Shepherd of Plant City, FL, Mary Rabon and her husband Bobby of Lakeland, FL and Joyce Hutto and her husband Donald of Plant City, FL; two step-sons, Artie Williams and his wife Dianna of Dawsonville, GA and Alvin Williams and his wife Angela of Huntersville, NC; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Fay Paulson; and two brothers, Billy Wayne Alexander and Jimmy Alexander.
Francis L. Cone, (Apr. 15, 1924 - Nov. 7, 2009), also known as "Gunner",was preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy and is survived by his six children, Jeanette Kotowski [George], Raymond Cone [Cindy], Catherine Matthews [Marion], Sherie Harmon [Dan], Michael Cone, and Jeffrey Cone, 14 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was born to Francis and Agnes Cone in Indianapolis, Indiana. Francis served in the Navy during World War II, the Korean crisis, and during the cold war aboard both conventional and nuclear submaries. We wish him "Fair winds and following seas". 
June Louise Frierson, (Jan. 10, 1966 - Oct. 23, 2009), was born in Philadelphia, PA. She was a dispatcher with Wando Trucking and a active member of Goose Creek United Methodist Church. June is survived by her partner, Ed (Boston) White; son Nicholas Frierson; mother June Louise Kelton; sisters, Louise Rock and Teresa Kelton; brother, Fred Allen; and many nieces and nephews.


Scott Eugene Earnest, (Feb. 27, 1977 - Feb. 13, 2008).


Alan Edward Fritz, (Jan. 9, 1945 - Jun. 10, 2007).