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Arthur Raoul Sams, Jr. 1913 - 2014 Arthur Raoul Sams Jr. of Charlotte, NC died on March 26, 2014, three years and 12 hours after his beloved Martha. He was born in Savannah, Georgia on October 17, 1913 to Arthur Raoul Sams and Marie Florence MacFeeley Sams. Arthur grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina and his heart never left there. He attended Clemson when it was a military school and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree. While attending USC, Arthur was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Arthur proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. After the war, Arthur resumed his career in the insurance industry. He retired at the age of 86, when he sold his McDonald-Sams Insurance Agency. In 1940, Arthur married the love of his life, Martha Isabel McNeely. They were married for over seventy years until her death on March 25, 2011. Their love and devotion to each other was an example of true Christian marriage. Arthur was active in the Mecklenburg Kiwanis Club and was appointed to serve on the City of Charlotte's first Risk Management Committee. Although raised Episcopalian, Arthur joined Martha at Covenant Presbyterian Church, where he served as Deacon, Elder and Elder Emeritus. In the past, he held memberships in Charlotte Swim and Racquet Club, the Charlotte Athletic Club, and the Dataw Island Club. Arthur enjoyed any sport that involved water, including fishing, swimming and boating. He took up water skiing in his forties! On Saturdays, you would find Arthur at what his wife referred to as his "palatial river home" on Lake Norman. Known for his keen wit, sense of humor, love of a good joke and hearty laugh, Arthur will be missed, especially by his friends at Sharon Towers (the Presbyterian Home at Charlotte), where he lived for the past eleven years. His spirit was one of optimism and he always had a " nevah bettah" day! Arthur was loved by many. This past October, he celebrated his 100th birthday with a reception for more than 175 of his closest friends. He was a devoted husband, wonderful father, playful and active grandfather and great-grandfather. Arthur is survived by three daughters: Sara Parker Sams, of Charlotte; Martha Barnwell Sams and husband Michael Joseph Eads of Fort Mill, SC; and Susan Raoul Sams Allen and husband A. T. Allen, III. of Raleigh. His grandchildren are Ashley McClelland Lindberg of Lake Wylie , SC, Michael Thomas Allen of Zebulon, NC and Meredith Mackenzie Allen of Raleigh. Step-granddaughter Blair Elizabeth Eads resides in Charleston, SC. Great grandchildren are Brandon Michael Cooper of Charlotte and McKenzie Anna Lindberg of Lake Wylie. After losing his wife, Arthur became dear friends with another Sharon Towers resident, Miss Bess Burns . The family is so appreciative of the companionship and devotion Bess gave our father in his last years. The family also thanks the staff of Sharon Towers, and many of the residents for their support, love and care of our parents. Special thanks to Shamikia McGill, whose care and assistance helped Dad to remain independent. A graveside service will be conducted by Reverend Earle Roberts on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10 AM at Evergreen Cemetery. Another service will be scheduled in Beaufort soon. In lieu of flowers, a remembrance may be made to the Dataw Historic Foundation (Box 819, Beaufort, SC 29901) or to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.tallentfuneralservice.com . J. B. Tallent is serving the Sams family. Read Obituary
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Edward L. Schrauth, III (12/9/41 - 4/4/14) Ed was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on December 9, 1941 to Edward L. Schrauth, Jr. and Gladys Schrauth, and older sister Barbara. At the time, the Schrauth family owned and operated a third generation family business, Schrauth's Ice Cream, which manufactured and distributed ice cream across upstate New York. Soon after Ed was born, the family moved to Albany, New York. Ed attended Albany Academy where he played football and hockey, and made many lifelong friends. After graduating from Albany Academy in 1959, Ed attended Princeton University where he was a member of the Quadrangle Club and majored in English literature. During college summers, Ed worked at the Sankaty Head Beach Club on Nantucket Island where he met his first wife, Nancy, with whom he had three children, Ted, Kendra and Dan. Following Ed's graduation from Princeton in 1963, he pursued his interest in the hotel business by working in management positions at The Greenbriar, The Breakers and The Whiteface Inn. Ed then transformed himself into a successful restauranteur, owning and operating several restaurants, first in Albany (notably The Cranberry Bog) and later in Boston after Ed and his family had moved to Hingham, Massachusetts. The next chapter of Ed's life saw him become a self-proclaimed "fish guy" as he embarked upon a series of adventures ranging from commercial swordfishing, to wholesale fish distribution, to many fun summers in the late 1980s and early 90s running the Straight Wharf Fish Store on Nantucket. Fate landed Ed in Beaufort, South Carolina in the mid 1990s where he built a successful fish wholesale business for Inland Seafood. Soon after arriving in Beaufort, Ed met the love of his life, Susan Jones (formerly Susan Henry), whom he married in 2006. Ed and Susie spent many happy days together enjoying each other's company and that of Susie's five children, Justin, Ben, Molly, Lucia and Sam. Ed loved the people and culture of the Low Country and his adopted hometown of Beaufort, and will be missed by those who knew him. Ed is survived by his wife Susie and her five children, his three children, and his ten grandchildren. Donations in Ed's memory may be made to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry (P.O. Box 3827, Blufton, SC 29910) and The Wounded Warrior Project (P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675). The family will recieve friends at the home on Friday April 11, 2014 from 4-6pm. Read Obituary
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John Clifford Sease, of Saluda passed away Saturday March 29, 2014 at the Elizabeth House following a lengthy illness. John was born January 25, 1941 in Savannah, GA the son of the late Ralph Epting and Nellie Jones Sease. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Frances Sease Shannon. John spent much of his youth in Florida, graduating from Dunnellon High School in Dunnellon, FL. He is a 1963 graduate of the University of Florida where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Upon college graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a ground officer at MCA Beaufort, SC, after which he went to NAS Pensacola, FL and NAS Glynco, GA for flight training as a Naval Flight Officer. John, a combat veteran, flew F-4 Phantoms during two tours of duty in Vietnam and then returned to MCAS Beaufort. He had tours of duty in Pensacola, FL, Quantico, VA and Japan. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1989, after 26 years service, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. John greatly enjoyed the out of doors, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a collector of Indian artifacts and Civil War memorabilia. He will be most remembered, however, as a courageous and patriotic American, devoted husband, father, grandfather and a loyal friend. One of his oldest friends, a fraternity brother and fellow Marine, described John as "The most moral, kindest and best person I have known... and deserves eternal peace and happiness in Heaven." He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda. He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, the former Sarah Margaret Mannheim, of Saluda, and their two daughters, Sarah Sease Hoffman of San Diego, California, and Ellen Sease Thompson of Raleigh, NC, sons-in-law USMC Lt. Colonel Joel M. Hoffman and Brian T. Thompson, grandchildren Riley Caroline Hoffman, Thomas Mastin Hoffman, Katherine Hayes Thompson and Cameron Rhys Thompson. Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his precious dog Boo. A memorial service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Saluda, the Saluda Senior Center, or Four Seasons, Compassion for Life, Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. The family wishes to express its gratitude for the kindness of caregiver Marie Petersen of Saluda and acknowledge the exceptional compassion shown by Dr. Margaret Noel and the staff of Memory Care, Asheville. An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com . Thos. Shepherd &Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements. Read Obituary
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Nancy Jane Flick SereneOur beloved Nancy Jane Flick Serene, age 71, passed on to her Savior's arms in her home on Sunday, April 13th, after a courageous battle with ALS. There will be a service celebrating her life on Wednesday, April 16th at 11:00 AM at Grace Coastal Church in Okatie, SC. Born October 20, 1942, in Fenelton, PA, Nancy graduated in 1960 from Worthington-West Franklin High School. Having already fashioned a successful career as a finance director of not-for-profit organizations (most notably as VP of Finance for the Tampa YMCA), she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Tampa, then earned her CPA credentials. She retired from Rowland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD. Nancy was a woman of strong Christian faith and love for God, for her husband of 51 years, Don Terry Serene, and for her three children and family. She was a member of Grace Coastal Church. She traveled and lived in many places as an active partner in a military family, and was most recently a resident of the Sun City Whispering Oaks community, where she treasured the great friends she and Don have made. She was the daughter of the late Arthur H. Flick and the late Verna Pearl Bauer Flick; the sister of Agnes Curfman (Ned), Robert Flick (Annie), the late David Flick (Beverly), Timothy Flick (Diane) and Stephen Flick (Beth); mother to Terri Serene of Ashburn, VA, Connie Serene Shiplett (Edward) of Mebane, NC, and Thomas Serene of Napa, CA; and grandmother to Lauren Shiplett and Matthew Shiplett. She loved and enjoyed numerous aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and cousins. If ever a soul was born who lived to share the Hope within her, may she now hear "Well done." She has slipped the surly bonds of earth, put out her hand and touched the face of God. Read Obituary
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