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Carter Jr., John F.  
John F Carter, Jr. John F. Carter Jr., age 66, passed away on February 14, 2015, at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville, FL, after a hard-fought battle against cancer.Born in Charleston, SC, but raised in Beaufort, SC, he was the son of John Fain Carter Sr. and Muriel All Carter. He graduated from Beaufort High School in 1967 and attended USCB and USC. He is survived by his daughters and grandchildren: Heather Upton (husband Bob, children Robert, J.C., Hannah, and Josephine) of Savannah, GA, and Allison Privette (husband Robert, children Coley, Kate, Elizabeth, and Charlotte) of Gainesville, FL, as well as his former wife Rebecca Lee Ballard. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Dorothy Carter, and his brother Paul Carter.John was a master woodworker and mechanic. From beautiful cabinetry to heirloom rocking horses, his craftsmanship will be cherished by many generations to come. He was able to restore anything with an engine and could been seen throughout the years in a vintage electric blue Corvette or on a brilliantly restored 1951 John Deere tractor. After many years in management at various furniture stores, John became a longtime businessman in Hilton Head Island, SC. First, he was owner of Atlantic Furniture and All About Linens. Then, he decided to go fishing and became the owner/captain of Tammy Jane Charters. Captain John truly loved the ocean and particularly Port Royal Sound. It thrilled him to share his knowledge and promote estuary conservation through his fishing and shrimping charters. Most special were the times he was able to partner with organizations such as Fish with Friends and Camp Leo to take children out on the water.A memorial gathering will be held at 2:30pm on March 14th at Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Fish with Friends, 70 N Calibogue Cay Rd, Hilton Head Is, SC 29928 or Haven Hospice of North Central Florida.
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 7 to Apr. 8, 2015
Cassaro, Sebastian James  
Sebastian James Cassaro, 75, died on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Pompano Beach FL. He is survived by Ronnie Barbara Chase; six children, Elizabeth Lubanski, Kathleen Gallo, Patricia Lammy, Ann Sweet, Mark Cassaro and Sarah Sullivan; two stepchildren, Lorne Ladner and Debra Ladner-King; eighteen grandchildren; two brothers, Patrick Cassaro and Joseph Cassaro. Sam was born and lived most of his life in Carbondale PA. He spent ten years on Hilton Head S.C. and lived in Coconut Creek FL. for the last nineteen years of his life. He was greatly loved!
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 15 to Apr. 15, 2015
Chappell, John Fredrick  
John Fredrick Chappell Mr. John Fredrick Chappell passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Carthage, NC surrounded by family one week shy of his 76th birthday. He faced his illness bravely, with courage, dignity, and of course, a perfect cigar. John was a true inspiration, both in the way he lived, as well as the way he died. Born in Winston-Salem, NC to Brownie and Fred Chappell, John spent his early childhood in Hemp, NC (now Robbins) then moved to Southern Pines at the age of 6. He went on to receive degrees from Wake Forest University, Southeastern Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary. John took an interest in the Civil Rights Movement after taking classes from his mentor, professor emeritus Dr. George McLeod Bryan at Wake Forest University. In 1968, Mr. Chappell married Laura Jordan, and moved to Atlanta to focus on grassroots organization for the movement. John was outspoken and dedicated to equality for all; he had a sense of responsibility to enlighten the world to a different perspective. John had a true passion for the arts. He began performing magic at the age of 10, and participating in local theater as a student in high school. Mr. Chappell continued to mystify and bewilder audiences with his wonderful wizardry until his final days. He was involved with the Lost Colony summer production in Manteo, NC during the early 60's, an experience that cemented his love for live theater. John became well known for his one-man rendition of Mark Twain across the United States, performing the show for over 40 years. He also brought the show across the high seas during his tenure working for Royal Viking Line Cruises. Along with Mark Twain on Stage, John performed throughout the country as Clarence Darrow, Charles Dickens and Benjamin Franklin. He spent over two decades in Hollywood as an actor with parts in movies like "10", "Brubaker", "Nickelodeon", and series such as "The New WKRP in Cincinnati", "AfterMash" and "Simon and Simon" (produced by longtime friend Bill Dial). During the early 1980's John married Katharine McLeod and decided after their only son was born in 1988, to settle down on the east coast again. John focused his later years on being a great father. In the mid 1990's Mr. Chappell took what he considered "his first real job" at IBM in Raleigh, NC as a thinkpad laptop technician. He enjoyed the new experience and after a few years took a job locally as a computer specialist for The Pilot Newspaper in Moore County. His duties at The Pilot progressed in the late 1990's to reporting after being a guest columnist for years. He had a 16 year career with the newspaper, and showcased his linguistic talent covering the northern area of Moore County and the courts in Carthage, NC. His influences in Moore County are numerous, including the formation of "Dark Park" in Robbins, and the county's relationship with the Hunan Province in China working alongside Sen. Harris Blake. John was married in 2001 to Patricia Chappell. He had many accomplishments and was a true Renaissance man, from being a licensed minister, a teacher, reporter, Kentucky Colonel, philosopher, master magician, humorist and so much more. Mr. Chappell enjoyed new experiences and loved to travel. He was fascinated by everyone he encountered, and taught people to appreciate the unique perspectives of other's lives. During the last few months of his life he continued to perform magic, inspire others, and spend quality time with family, friends, and of course his beloved pets. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Chappell; son, John Andrew Bryan Chappell of Southern Pines; Sister Mary Elizabeth Ragsdale and brother-in-law Bernie Ragsdale of Beaufort, SC; brother George Chappell of Harriman, TN; and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandchildren and two step son. A memorial service will be held at the Sunrise Theater in downtown Southern Pines, Wednesday March 11th, 2015, from 1pm until 3pm. A private interment will be at a later time. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, are asked to be made to First Health Hospice in Pinehurst, NC or Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Carey, NC.
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 10 to Apr. 10, 2015
Cheek, Lena Lee Margaret  
Lena Lee Margaret Cheek Lena Lee Margaret Cheek passed away in her home in Summerville SC on Tuesday March 3rd at the age of 74. Margaret is survived by her children Kelly Cheek, John Cheek, and Jodi Easton, grandchildren Dustin Grant, Felecia Caruso, and Zoe Cheek, and great grandchild Jada Mae Grant. Margaret formerly owned Early Attic Late Garage in Kitties Crossing and was married to Buddy Cheek who owned Bay Homes and Bay Realty. Family will receive visitors at 30 E Park Loop Bluffton SC on Thursday March 12th from 5 - 7pm. There will be a memorial service at Bethlehem Methodist Church, 1025 Welcome Church Rd Elberton GA on Saturday March 14th at 2:00 PM.
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 10 to Apr. 10, 2015
Clark, Paul T. - Corning  
Paul T. ClarkService Postponement- The service for Paul T. Clark for Saturday March 7, 2015 at 12:00pm has been postponed until Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island at the request of the family.
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 6 to Apr. 6, 2015
Clark, Paul T. - Corning  
Paul T. Clark, Former executive and director of Corning, Inc., dies at 101 years old. Paul T. Clark died peacefully in his sleep, Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in his home at Tide Point in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Paul was born in Corning, New York on December 18th, 1913, the youngest son of John Lee Clark, Sr. and Lena Barker Clark. He attended St. Patrick's School through 8th grade and graduated from Coring Free Academy in June 1929, after which he went to Cornell University and graduated in 1934 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Paul was immediately hired by Corning Glass Work (now Corning, Inc.) as a chemist in the glass technology department. In 1940, he married Eleanor Lindstrom, also for Corning, and they shared 75 glorious years together in Corning and Keuka Lake, New York, Colorado, and Hilton Head Island, SC. During his wonderful 41 year career at Corning, Paul served in various production capacities at the company's plants in Corning and in Charleroi, PA. In 1956, he was appointed General Manager of Technical Products until 1965, when he was appointed General Manager of Lighting Products. Paul was elected Vice President of the Corporation in 1957 and elected a Director in 1962. Then, from 1971 to his retirement in 1975, Paul was Staff Vice President for the Corporation. Mr. Clark was very active in community affairs for a number of years in Corning. In 1962, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, appointed him to The Board of Trustee of Corning Community College where he served as Vice Chairman and then Chairman of the Board until he resigned in 1974. He served as President and a Director of Three Rivers Development Foundation, Inc., and was a director of the Associated Industries of New York State from 1971 to 1974. He was also a Director of The First Bank and Trust Company of Corning. In 1976, Paul and Eleanor moved permanently to Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC , where they lived until 2008 when they moved to Tide Point. Paul was a founding member of Sea Pines Associates, Inc. where he was the Secretary of the Company and served on the Executive Committee until he retired in 1992. Paul was an avid golfer and member of the Sea Pines Country Club. He was also very active in investment clubs and his men's' poker groups in Sea pines and at Tide Pointe. Paul and Eleanor were members of the Holy Family Catholic Church. A few years after his retirement from Corning, Paul was called to Washington, DC. by Corning Chairman and CEO, Amory Houghton, Jr., and was appointed to the Grace Commission, President Reagan's Private Sector Survey. There, he served as a member of The Department of Commerce Task Force, receiving commendations from President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of Commerce, Mac Baldridge. Always a devoted family man, Paul is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Eleanor of Tide Pointe, Hilton head, his daughter, Carolyn Clark Baker of Denver, CO, his son Robert (Lorane) Clark of Hilton Head, his grand children, Kristina Baker (Sebastian) de Atucha of Denver, Jonathan Baker of New York City, Jake Meredith of Hilton Head, and great grand children, Mills and Daphne de Atucha of Denver. Best known as "PT", his legendary wit and humor will be missed by everyone who knew him. A celebration of Paul's life will be a mass at Holy Family Catholic Church on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers please direct donations to Hospice of the Low Country or The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. www.theislandfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 3 to Apr. 3, 2015
Clegg Jr., Barney Kenneth - Bluffton  
Barney Kenneth Clegg, Jr. Barney Kenneth Clegg, Jr., age 51 of Bluffton, SC died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, GA. Barney was born on March 11, 1964 in Columbia, SC. He attended the College of Charleston and was a graduate of Atlanta College of Art and Design. He worked as a Real Estate Agent with D.R. Horton in Bluffton, SC. He is survived by his parents, Anita McRae Clegg and Barney Kenneth Clegg, Sr. of Bluffton, SC; sister, Susan Clegg Bridges and husband Allen of McClellanville, SC; brother, Jeffrey Cook Clegg and wife Christine of Hilton Head Island, SC; nephew, Justin Bridges; and niece, Courtney Clegg. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton, PO Box 1908, Bluffton, SC 29910.
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 19 to Apr. 19, 2015
Cochran, Samuel Lee - Hilton Head Island  
Samuel Lee Cochran Samuel Lee Cochran, 60, of Hilton Head Island, passed away peacefully at his home on March 19, 2015.  He was born on July 13, 1954 in Abbeville, SC. He was the son of the late William Harry Cochran and Caroline Milford Cochran Petty. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Melissa (Long) and his brother Bill (Nancy) Cochran of Greenwood, SC. He is also survived by his nephew Chris Cochran(Nicole Varnum) of Greenwood, SC and niece Laura Hewitt (Ashley) and great niece Caroline of West Hartford, CT,  his brother in law R. Gordon Long of Monkton, MD , niece Haley O'Malley (Mike) of Gettysburg, PA, and nephew Gordy of Monkton MD He attended Greenwood High School and Lander University on a basketball scholarship. He was a resident of Hilton Head for all of his adult years.  He spent his career in the food and hospitality industry.  He and his wife were the owners of Juleps Restaurant for 15 years.  Just prior to his death he worked for Southwind Management. A memorial service will be held at Providence Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head at 2:00 PM on Tuesday March 24, 2015.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of The Low Country, P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. www.theislandfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 22 to Apr. 22, 2015
Coleman, Frederick Ansel  
Frederick Ansel Coleman, age 93, passed aw ay March 7 after an extended illness. He was predeceased by parents Ollie C. and Alma Grahl Coleman, brothers Charles V. and Morris J. Coleman, and sister Marion Coleman Collier. Fred was born in Anderson, SC and spent his early years in North Carolina and Greenville, SC. He served in the U. S. Naval Air Corps during World War II. An employee of the Du Pont Company, Savannah River Laboratory for 32 years before retiring to Hilton Head Island, Fred was a devoted member of St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and a former member of Port Royal Golf Club. In addition to his church activities, Fred was a volunteer for the Family Circle Tennis Tournament for a number of years. He is survived by Lucy J. Coleman, his wife of 70 years and a daughter, Jenny Coleman (David Shipley) and a granddaughter Shannon S. Hinson (Nicholas) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Coleman at St. Andrew-By-The Sea on Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the church's Celebration Center. Memorial donations may be offered in Fred's name to St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. theislandfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 12 to Apr. 12, 2015
Coleman, Thaddeous Zonniebah  
Thaddeous Zonniebah ColemanOn March 15, 2015, Thaddeous Zonniebah Coleman, beloved husband of Katie Lewis Coleman for 58 years, adored father and respected grandfather, went home to his Heavenly Father. He reunited with his parents, Herbert Bricely and Elizabeth Davis Coleman, and his precious daughter and grandson, Elisa Coleman Cole and Brian Cole, Jr. Born January 28, 1935 on his grandfather's farm in Ridge Spring, SC, he was baptized in Mount Alpha Baptist Church, grew up on acres of farmland and had countless loving aunts, uncles and cousins. In 1950 he graduated with honors from Twin-City High School in Batesburg, SC. At the age of 19, he graduated from South Carolina State College, with a degree in agriculture. He followed his love for knowledge and quest for education through graduate studies at SC State College, North Carolina Central University and Clemson University. He served as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., a membership he continued throughout his lifetime. In August of 1954, he moved to Beaufort, SC in pursuit of a teaching career. There, he met the love of his life, Katie Lewis, on her first day of arrival at the Robert Smalls Teacherage. They were united in marriage on July 5, 1956 and made Beaufort their home. They became life-long worshipers at Tabernacle Baptist Church, where he served with devotion on the trustee board. Thaddeous and Katie Coleman were blessed with three daughters, Karen, Thia, and Elisa. Thaddeous taught agriculture and science for eighteen years in Beaufort County at the middle and high school levels. During his tenure, he served as an instructor of the "Young Farmers and Adult Farmers in Science and Education and Agricultural Engineering." He also was the supervisor of the community canneries in Beaufort and Dale during the summers of 1954 through 1958, and served as assistant principal of Robert Smalls High School from 1956 through 1962. In 1971, he began working with Beaufort Jasper Comprehensive Health as the Director of Community Services and the president of the National Demonstration Water Project (NDWP), where he dedicated himself to ensuring improvement of water and sewer services for rural residents. Because of his exceptional efforts, the Thad Coleman Fund was created in his name, offering families who are faced with financial hardship financial assistance to pay the costs to connect to the BJWSA public water and sewer system. Thaddeous Coleman touched the lives of many. Family, friends, students, church family, and members of the community are blessed with his strong legacy. He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Katie Lewis Coleman of Beaufort SC; two daughters, Karen C. (William) James of Massachusetts and Thia Coleman Brown of Beaufort, SC; five grandchildren, Tiffany E. and Caleb W.B. Brown of Beaufort SC, and Jasmine, Joy and Jewel James of Wellesley, MA. From a lineage of fifteen he leaves to mourn his aunts Vivian D. Bates of Fountain Inn, SC, Mabel D. (Durham) Carter of Decatur, GA; and Tropsy Lee D. Brewer of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by two sisters-in law, Margaret L. Davis of Washington, D.C. and Annie L. Sowell of Blacksmithshop, MD. Thaddeous will also be missed by families and friends. Wake services will be held on Thursday, 7 to 8 PM in the sanctuary of Tabernacle Baptist Church, 911 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC. Funeral Services will be held at twelve noon, Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Church. Burial will follow in Beaufort Memorial Gardens. Marshel's Wright-Donaldson Home For Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 19 to Apr. 19, 2015
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