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Hammond, Robert L.  
Robert L. Hammond Robert Lyman Hammond, 99, died peacefully, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Summit Hills, in Spartanburg, SC. He was born May 30, 1915, in Parsons, Kansas, the youngest child of L.B. and Clara Alice Hammond. He spent his youth learning woodworking in the shop in the back of his father's furniture store, playing tennis with his father and brother, and entertaining himself with a pet crow and by creatively making a giant yo-yo out of record albums and using it off the roof of a two-story building. He graduated high school at age 16 and enrolled at Parsons Junior College, after which he worked, first as a newspaper carrier, then delivering ice, and later at a printing company, to earn money to attend Kansas State University. His interest in amateur radio developed at this time, which would later play a key role in his career. In 1939, a friend invited him to California to work for the Mueller plumbing fixture company, where Bob developed a method that enabled them to build faucets at a faster rate. He eventually hitchhiked back to Kansas, where he met with the dean of Kansas State University, who, impressed with Bob's ingenuity, admitted him to the university and helped him get a job on campus. He graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering and business administration in 1940, and went on to work for the General Electric Company in St. Louis, MO, where he met his future wife, Frances Virginia Newman. They married on July 6, 1942, and shortly after Bob enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served courageously in the 12th Defense Battalion in the Pacific Theatre, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant while on active duty at Peleliu Island as an airfield radar officer from September-November 1944. He later received the rank of Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He returned to work for GE, and enjoyed a 33-year career with them, in locales ranging from Schenectady, NY, to Lynn, MA, to Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, DC. During the Cold War in the 1960s, as general manager of GE's Ballistic Systems Program, Bob was responsible for the development and production of more ballistic missiles than any other man in the free world. Working in the company's spacecraft division, he also helped to develop the heat shield for the nose cone of the Mercury Space Capsule. Upon his retirement from GE in 1973, he moved to Hilton Head, SC, where he relished having more time to play tennis. He won several USTA senior-level state championships in doubles, and also served as a linesman referee for 12 years in the annual Family Circle Cup women's tennis championship. He and his wife, Ginny, lived in Sea Pines, and later, The Cypress. Bob enjoyed traveling, computers, and ham radio (K4COL), playing croquet competitively, doing jigsaw puzzles, and socializing with friends and family. He was also a master storyteller, and over his long life he developed many unusual abilities including juggling, riding a unicycle, whistling beautifully, and finding four-leaf clovers almost anywhere. He is survived by his five children: Alice Roberta Claggett (John) of Spartanburg, SC; Lawrence Bruce Hammond (Patti) of Middletown, OH; Shelley Marie Klein (Richie) of Springfield, VA; Anita Maureen Muir (John) of Newark, DE; Theresa Nadine Hammond (Roy Nydorf); 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Frances Virginia Hammond, and sister, Helen Amelia Creamer of Springfield, MO, and brother, Hugh Washburn Hammond of Alexandria VA. A celebration of his life will be held at Hatcher Garden, on what would have been his 100th birthday, May 30, 2015. Interment will be held at a later date at the St. Francis by the Sea Columbarium in Hilton Head, SC. Bob was a generous contributor to a wide variety of charities; memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. The family wishes to thank the staff of Summit Hills for their loving care.
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Published in The Island Packet from Apr. 28 to May 28, 2015
Harvey, Margaret Sue - Beaufort  
Margaret Sue Harvey, 57, of Beaufort, SC, died on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 5 to 7 pm at Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, April 28, 2015 at 11 am at Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Sue was born on August 7, 1957 in Beaufort, SC to Hilda Griffith McCall and the late George D. McCall. Surviving in addition to her mother, Hilda; is one daughter, Tlene Lindsay; and one grandchild, Isaiah "Lee" Lindsay, II all of Beaufort, SC. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
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Published in The Island Packet from Apr. 28 to May 28, 2015
Hill, Floyd Knight - BEAUFORT  
Floyd Knight Hill, Age 85 On March 31, 2015 Mr. Floyd Knight Hill entered into eternal rest. Mr. Hill was born on September 20, 1929 in Knightsville, SC the fifth of seven children born to Ruth Cone Knight and George Pinckney Knight. He was graciously and lovingly adopted later in his youth by Horace Clyde Hill and Virginia Limehouse Hill, as their only child. He attended Knightsville and Summerville schools in Dorchester County where he graduated in 1948 and later attended Clemson University. He was married to the former Alice Carolyn Weathersbee of Ridgeland, SC for 54+ years before her passing in December, 2008. Mr. Hill lived and worked in Summerville, SC until June of 1966 when he and his family moved to Beaufort, SC where he lived until August 2014, when he relocated to the Alzheimer's Care Unit at Franke at Seaside in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Mr. Hill is survived by two children, Lynn Hill Price (Steve) of Mt. Pleasant and Floyd Knight Hill Jr. "Kin" (Cynthia) of Hollywood, SC. He has one grandchild, Caroline Elizabeth Hill, who is attending graduate school at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. He is also survived by one sister, Arlene Knight Sweat Rittenhouse, of Knightsville, SC, six step grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren. Mr. Hill worked the majority of his life as a livestock and truck farmer and later in life as a real estate agent for Century 21 Realty in Beaufort. He was a former member of the SC National Guard, an avid flower and vegetable gardener, and a loving and devoted family man who enjoyed fishing, golfing, and working in his yard. He was a long time member of the Sea Island Rotary Club, an active member of the Carteret Street United Methodist Church, the Beaufort County Farm Bureau Board, the Salvation Army Board, and numerous other volunteer and civic activities. He had a special passion for coaching youth baseball and basketball and was always known for his wonderful and engaging sense of humor and outgoing, friendly personality. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Carolyn, and five siblings, namely Elizabeth Knight Hilton of Ridgeville, SC, George Pinckney Knight of Hollywood Florida, and Losse Furman Knight, Clyde Knight, and Florence Knight of Knightsville, as well as his parents and step parents. Memorials may be made to: The Carteret St. United Methodist Church, The Alzheimer's Association of SC, Franke at Seaside or Hospice of Charleston. The family would like to recognize the wonderful and caring staff members of both THA, Inc. of Savannah, GA (especially Laverne Doe and Cassie Broussard of Beaufort), as well as the staff of Franke at Seaside and Hospice of Charleston, who provided aid, comfort, and compassionate care to Mr. Hill in his final days on this earth. The family will receive friends Friday April 3, 2015 from 5-7pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Beaufort. Services will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:30am at Carteret Street United Methodist Church with private burial for family and friends to follow at Ridgeland Cemetery.
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Published in The Island Packet from Apr. 3 to May 3, 2015
Hohenstein, Evelyn B.  
Evelyn B. Hohenstein Evelyn Hohenstein, 95, passed away on April 15, 2015 at her home in Sun City in Bluffton, SC. She was born in Riverside, NJ and lived in Delanco, NJ for the majority of her life. Evelyn was a star athlete at Riverside High School. She married her high school sweetheart whom she met at Holiday Lake and they spent 59 wonderful years together. Evelyn and her husband had 2 children. She worked for over 20 years at Willis Volkswagon in Burlington, NJ. Evelyn enjoyed traveling and visited 48 of the 50 states with her husband on a cross country trip and later in life with her daughter. She loved nature, in particular red birds and the deer who visited in her backyard. Evelyn liked dancing, reading, playing games, spending time at the beach, and helicopter rides. Most of all, Evelyn loved spending time with her family. Evelyn was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elwood C. Hohenstein; cherished son, Elwood G. Hohenstein; dear sister, Florence Scheer; and much-loved granddaughter, Wendy Sun (Dave). Evelyn leaves behind a large family who will treasure her memory: daughter, Stacie Finer; 6 grandchildren: Kim Rosenthal (Lee), Derek Finer, Mitchell Finer (Dodi), Karri Hohenstein, Jason Hohenstein (Mandi), and Kristi Elliott (Aaron); 7 great-grandchildren: Samantha, Jessica, Leah, Chase, Ethan, Eva, and Ana; and niece, Evelyn. A private funeral celebration will be held at a later date.
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Published in The Island Packet from Apr. 19 to May 19, 2015
Hope, Deane Gordon - Hastings-On-Hudson  
Deane Gordon Hope, formerly of Hilton Head, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22nd in New York. Beloved father and grandfather, he was 92 years old. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. After serving in World War II he attended Colgate University where he played basketball and was captain of the golf team. He married Patricia Ingalls in 1949. He spent 38 years working for JP Morgan in New York, retiring as a Vice President of Corporate Trust in 1988. Upon his retirement he belonged to Rose Hill and Spanish Wells. He was predeceased by his wife. He is survived by his son Gordon of Tucson, Arizona, his son James of York Harbor, Maine, his daughter Barbara, granddaughters Emma Gentile and Annelise Gentile, all of Hastings on Hudson. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army are encouraged.
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Published in The Island Packet from Apr. 1 to May 1, 2015
Hopkins, Myrna Helen Mee  
Myrna Helen Mee Hopkins, 83, of Aiken, South Carolina and formerly of Callawassie, died early morning on April 1, 2015. Mrs. Hopkins was born on May 5, 1931 to the late Clfford and Geraldine Mee in Jackson Michigan. She was a homemaker who had an appreciation for the Arts, a passion for Golf, and a love for dogs. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Robert Judson Hopkins. Mrs. Hopkins is survived by her children Deborah A. Sullivan (David), Cathy Peterson (Jerry), Robert Judson Hopkins, II (Diane) and Jamie A. Chapman (Mark); grandchildren, Derek Mallerman, Josh Mallerman, Ryan Mallerman, Dawn Walters, April Peterson, Judson Hopkins, Brynn Gustafson, Traci Stanton, Thomas Green, and Todd Green; and several great-grandchildren. A Private Service for the family will be held at 2 o'clock on Saturday at the graveside in Beaufort Memorial Gardens. Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Foundation for Service Dog Support, FSDS, 5350 W. Bell Rd., Suite C122 #605, Glendale, AZ  85308. Please share your thoughts and stories about Mrs. Hopkins by visiting www.copelandfuneralservice.com Copeland Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Island Packet from Apr. 3 to May 3, 2015
Horger, Mary Catherine - Orangeburg  
Mary Catherine HorgerOrangeburg, SC - Mary Catherine Horger, wife of the late Charlton B. Horger, died at The Seabrook of Hilton Head on March 29, 2015. Mary Catherine was born January 14, 1918, in Holly Hill, SC, a daughter of the late Otto and Victoria Rhame. She attended schools in Holly Hill, SC, entered Furman University at the age of 16 and graduated in 1938. She married Charlton Horger in August 1942 and lived in Orangeburg, SC, for 62 years until 2007, when she moved to Hilton Head, SC. Mary Catherine loved people and enjoyed social events of all kinds and descriptions. To miss a party was a rare and undesirable event for Mary Catherine. She was an avid bridge player, golfer and gardener. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church in Orangeburg, SC and Providence Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island. She cherished her involvement in the church and was blessed to be close to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored. Mary Catherine is survived by a daughter, Catherine H. Wannamaker (Frank) of Hilton Head, SC; a son, Robert R. Horger (Ruth) of Orangeburg, SC; three grandchildren, Catherine M. Wannamaker (Nader), C. Bowen Horger, II (Susie) and Ruth Vanstory Horger; as well as, four great-grandchildren. A Visitation will be held at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on April 1, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to a charity of one's choice. Mary Catherine's family appreciates the care and compassion of her caregivers; Karylee Brady, Cindy Travis, Gini Butler, Annette Howard and Ruby Starks; and Mary Catherine's driver and friend, Jacque Cooley. Condolences may be expressed at www.dukesharleyfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 31 to May 1, 2015
Hungerford, Homer - Anderson  
Homer Hungerford, age 88, passed away on December 11, 2014 at the Richard Campbell Nursing Home in Anderson, South Carolina. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina on August 7, 1926, the son of Leslie Phillips Hungerford and Earline Mason Gilreath Hungerford White. Mr. Hungerford lived a colorful life at School, in the U.S. Army where he was regarded as a "Military Legend," and in his work following his military service. At the Haverford School, he distinguished himself with an enviable athletic record in football and track. He also excelled in those two sports at Princeton University. In 1944, during World War II when the U.S. called for servicemen, Mr. Hungerford enlisted. Subsequently, over a period of 40 years, he served more than 19 years in uniform, serving in three wars, during three tours of duty, including Korea and Vietnam. His rank ranged from Private to First Lieutenant, and he served in every rank twice. He participated in numerous firefights, both in Korea and Vietnam, and his rogue acts of courage have been the subject of several publications, including the book "What are they Going to Do, Send me to Vietnam?" by Chief Warrant Officer Jack Stoddard, U.S. Army, retired. Stoddard wrote, "I never could figure out what Pops Hungerford was doing in Vietnam in the first place. I can tell you that myself and 28 other members of the Aero Rifle Platoon were sure glad that old man was there." Mr. Hungerford was honored for his gallantry and valor in Korea and Vietnam with numerous military awards. Over the years he earned 10 Battle Stars, a Silver Star for Valor, several Bronze Stars for Valor, Meritorious Service with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, 2 Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf clusters, 6 Good conduct Medals, and according to his sons, "a reprimand or two thrown in." While in Vietnam he was part of the Special Forces Black Horse Unit, 11th Armored Cav. Intermittent with his military career, Mr. Hungerford was involved in development projects in Lima, Peru; Lahaina, Hawaii; and Beaufort, South Carolina. He is survived by his children, Larry Hungerford of Colorado Springs, CO, Anne Koehler of Lincoln, NE, Beth Mayo of Upton, MA, Andrew Hungerford of Dublin NH, Joy Popp of Cummings, GA, Jefferson Hungerford of Portland, OR, and Benjamin Hungerford of Park City, UT. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister Earline Hungerford, a brother Phillips Hungerford, and a son Peter Hungerford. A memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Hungerford will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com . THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Anderson, SC
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Published in The Island Packet from Mar. 24 to Apr. 24, 2015
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