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Burrer, Linda Carol - Elyria  
Linda Carol Burrer (Bristow) Nov. 15, 1946- Nov. 19, 2014 Carol Burrer (Bristow), 68, of Bluffton, SC and formerly of Toledo and Elyria, OH, passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2014 after an 8 year battle with breast cancer. Carol was born November 15, 1946 in Oak Ridge, TN to June and Avery Bristow. Carol worked as a nurse in both Elyria, OH and Toledo, OH. She was devoted to caring for others and putting her family first. Carol most enjoyed holidays, family vacations and cooking dinner for family on Monday nights. Carol was preceded in death by her daughters, Julie (Burrer) and Missy (Anderzack), her brothers Dan and Bill Bristow, and her parents. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Wayne Burrer, her son Wayne Burrer Jr. (Gayle), son in law Andy Anderzack, beloved grandchildren Ryan and Drew Burrer, Matt and John Moore, Dominick, Danielle, Sam and Jake Anderzack, extended family and many friends. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 10:30 am St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 333 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, SC 29909, with a showing beginning at 9:30 am at the church. An additional memorial service will be offered on Saturday, December 6 at 11:00 am at Zion United Methodist Church, 43720 Telegraph Rd. Elyria, OH 44035. In lieu of flowers, consider contributions to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, Bluffton, SC. www.hospicecarelc.org
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Published in The Island Packet from Nov. 22 to Dec. 25, 2014
Camp, Anne C.  
Anne C. Camp Anne C. Camp 85 of Hilton Head Island, and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa died Saturday November 29, 2014 at her residence with her son William Curtin and daughter in law Maureen Curtin by her side. Anne retired as a guidance counselor of Hilton Head High School. She was an avid golfer and tennis player during her early retirement years. She also was past President of the Hilton Head chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild. Anne was born on September 9, 1929 the daughter of Bridget and Thomas Carroll. Anne grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia the second of four children. She attended St Mary's Academy and graduated from Immaculata College in 1951. She met William Curtin while working during the summer at the Jersey shore and married in October 1951. She moved to Pittsburgh that same year. He preceded her on December 25, 1970. She married Richard L Camp July 30, 1976 in Pittsburgh. They honeymooned to Hilton Head and relocated there in 1978. Anne enjoyed supporting Richard's conducting of the Hilton Head Orchestra. He preceded her September 20, 2007. Anne is survived by her son William Curtin of Coral Gables, Fl. her step daughters Susan Bull of Pittsburgh, Carol Harris of Sinking Springs, PA, her brother Thomas Carroll of Oakland Ca, and sister Mary Carroll of Alexandria, Va. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1 PM at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Road in Hilton Head Island. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Francis Catholic School. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory. theislandfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Island Packet from Dec. 3, 2014 to Jan. 3, 2015
Castles III, John Wesley - Okatie  
John Wesley Castles, III died peacefully at home with his loving wife Arminda at his side on December 8, 2014. He was the son of John Wesley Castles Jr. and Dorthea Smith Castles. Born in New York City and graduated from Andover, Yale and Columbia University. While attending Yale he was Captain of the wrestling team and played on the 150 lb. football team. He received his diploma from Yale in 1942, walked across the street in New Haven, CT and 15 minutes later was sworn in to the U.S. Navy as an ensign. He was sent to Australia and served as Captain of sub chaser 748. He saw action in New Guinea and then to the Philippines where they engaged the Kamikazes. He practiced for over 40 years as an attorney at law at Lord, Day & Lord in New York City. His specialty was in litigation for many major corporations. Aside from his practice, he volunteered much of his time as Director for Recording for The Blind and received special recognition from then President Ronald Reagan. Surviving include son John W. Castles IV (Eve) from California, Jane Castles Thompson (Ron), from Maryland and Arminda's two sons, Jeffreys Johnson (Sharron) from Massachusetts, Douglas Johnson (Janice) from Mississippi and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:00am in the Parish Church of St. Helena with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to your favorite charity. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
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Published in The Island Packet from Dec. 12, 2014 to Jan. 12, 2015
Castner, Lynn - Hilton Head  
Lynn Castner passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home in Moss Creek with his wife by his side. He had suffered from myasthenia gravis for decades and was a 10-year survivor of cancer. He was 80 years old. Lynn was born April 11, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and from their law school in 1963. He spent a large part of his legal career in the area of human rights and civil rights as executive director of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union and later as its president. He argued in the U.S. Supreme Court for the right of unpopular parties to have their candidates appear on the presidential election ballot in Minnesota. Lynn also had a solo law practice and handled a variety of civil and criminal cases. He enjoyed being a trial attorney. Lynn had a passion for flying and flew around the country in a single engine plane. He gave up his private pilot license when he was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. He loved camping, even in winter and was an avid hunter and fisherman. As soon as the ice went out, he was on one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. Lynn and his wife, Deonne Parker, retired to Hilton Head in 1999 and moved to Moss Creek in 2005, where he took up photography in earnest, taking many pictures of Lowcountry wildlife and landscapes. He retired from real estate in December 2012, when he closed his real estate brokerage. Lynn was predeceased by his two beloved children, Guido and Alice. His mother, Nina Castner, died in 2001 at the age of 93 on Hilton Head, where she moved to live with him in 1999. Lynn is survived by his wife of 43 years, Deonne Parker, and his sister Florence Castner. Graveside Funeral Services will be Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11 am at Beaufort National Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
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Published in The Island Packet from Dec. 20, 2014 to Jan. 20, 2015
Catlett, Jack Merton - Bluffton  
Jack Merton Catlett Former Hilton Head resident, Jack Catlett, passed away on December 21, 2014 in Montecito, California. He was born in Columbus, Kansas on April 18, 1927 to Ruth and Harold Catlett. He attended school in Columbus until enlisting in the Navy on March 1, 1945, his senior year in high school. After serving as a pharmacist's mate in the Navy he received an A.B. degree from Baker University where he sang in the Baker Quartet. He then received the M.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He practiced general medicine in Emporia, Kansas from 1955 to 1960 at which time he returned to Kansas City to practice internal medicine. He became a clinical professor of Medicine at the new medical school formed by the University of Missouri. He was a traveling scholar of the American College of Physicians in 1969, studying at the Royal Free Hospital in London, England. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 1979 Dr. Catlett began practicing internal medicine at the new hospital on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. He worked with Dr. Peter Miller at the Hilton Head Health Institute and for 15 years was the medical director for the Seabrook Retirement Center. While living on Hilton Head Island he was on the executive board of the Hilton Head Orchestra and the Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. Since moving to Santa Barbara, California in September, 2000, Dr. Catlett enjoyed participation on the Council of the Music Academy of the West and served on the board of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and four children: John Catlett (Virginia), Fay Catlett Sady (Gene), Ann Catlett, Lee Gum (Jim). He leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Duncan Catlett (Lindsay), Sam Sirchio (Ellenor Moore), Emma Ceurvels (Pat), Hillary Prachniak (Gio), Gabe Catlett Sady, Maya Catlett Sady, Alex Gum (Amanda Ross), Bryan Gum, Casey Gum and Daniel Gum. His great-grandchildren: Campbell and Dorothy Jane Catlett, Maggie and Jack Moore-Sirchio, Patrick and Bryan Ceurvels.
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Published in The Island Packet from Dec. 26, 2014 to Jan. 26, 2015
Clark, Emily F. - Beaufort  
Emily F. Clark, 87, died on December 11, 2014, of pancreatic cancer in her daughter's home on Lady's Island. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM at Anderson Funeral Home with the funeral service at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at 1 PM at Beaufort National Cemetery where she will be buried with her husband Dallas. Mrs. Clark was born in Wyano, PA, on March 16, 1927, to the late Oscar W. and Margaret May Krieger. She had seven brothers, one of whom was a twin. She was preceded in death by her six brothers, Ken, Jim, Roy, Melvin, Ralph and her twin brother, Clarence. Her husband of 59 years, MGYSGT Dallas R. Clark (Ret.), a 30-year Marine, preceded her in death in 2009 in Hernando, FL. She was an active member of Grays Hill Baptist Church, and, while living in Hernando, FL, she and her husband were active members of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed greatly by all who knew her. Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl J. Hamm and husband Ellis, of Lady's Island; her son, Thomas D. Clark and wife Cindy, of Wildwood, FL; two granddaughters, Emmie Hamm Dilsaver and husband Ryan, and Ashley Hamm, all of Lady's Island; two great-grandsons, Carter Dilsaver and Darby Cooper Hamm; one brother-in-law, Roger Clark, of Wyano, PA; and many nieces and nephews. Heartfelt thanks to her Sanctuary Hospice team who lovingly cared for her and her family, specifically Jessica, RN; Faye, CNA; Margaret, RN; and Chaplain Donna. A special thank you to Dr. Clark Trask, Rhonda and DeeDee at Coastal Care MD; and to Dr. Karen Eller, Rachel and Crystal at Pain Management of Beaufort. God Bless all who cared for her.
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Published in The Island Packet from Dec. 13, 2014 to Jan. 13, 2015
Clement, John Cleveland  
John Cleveland (Possum) ClementJohn Cleveland (Possum) Clement, 86 of Charleston, SC, native of Inman, SC went to meet his master on December 18, 2014 at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro, SC. He was the son of the late Albert and Sue Kate Clement. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mable Clement and five children: Linda Clement (Rick) of Charlotte, NC, Sandra Durham (Tim) of Kansas, Jabos Clement (Kim) of Lake Placid, FL, Ron Webb (Karen) of Guyton, GA, Jan Webb of Charleston, SC. In addition he is survived by six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved. John Cleveland was one of nine children all of whom predeceased him. After his graduation, he joined the US Navy. He was assigned to the USS Philippine Sea, and served during his voyage to Antarctica with Admiral Richard E. Byrd, an event he valued all his life. Subsequent to the Navy, he graduated from the University of South Carolina where he excelled in swimming and diving competitions, winning many ACC events on behalf of USC. He worked as manager of sales for several companies before retiring from Hanes Hosiery and returning to his home town. He worked for Inman Agency, the same agency his father once owned. John Cleveland was active in the Rotary Club for several years and was presented the Paul Harris Award to eliminate Polio worldwide. He was also an avid golfer and was known as one of the Stooges. He and his wife were members of Inman First Baptist Church for over 30 years which they still considered Inman First their church home. John Cleveland imparted much wisdom to his children in living a righteous and honest life, true to his Christian beliefs. He was loved by all who knew him. A visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. -11:00 A.M. with the memorial service following immediately at 11:00AM on January 3, 2015 at Inman First Baptist Church, 14 North Howard Street, Inman, SC. Graveside services will be held on January 4, 2015 at 12:30 P.M. at Maye River Baptist Church Cemetery, 3507 Okatie Highway (170), Bluffton, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Inman First Baptist Church Building Fund, 14 North Howard Street, Inman, SC 29349 or the Maye River Baptist Church Building Fund, 3507 Okatie Highway (170), Bluffton, SC 29910 or Hospice Care of America, 9217 University Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29406.
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Published in The Island Packet from Dec. 25, 2014 to Jan. 25, 2015
Coleman, Edith "Edie"  
Edith "Edie" ColemanHILTON HEAD ISLAND - Edith "Edie" McCray Coleman, 80, of Hilton Head Island, SC died Thursday, November 27, 2014, at Bayview Manor in Beaufort, SC. Edie was born in Rockbridge Co., VA on October 26, 1934. She was a daughter of the late Leonard Baxter McCray and Edith Erle Almond McCray. She is survived by husband Robert Faulkner Robinson of Hilton Head Island, SC, children and their spouses, Cheryl Candie Tyson (Ernest William Tyson), Arthur Benjamin Coleman (Elizabeth Anne Coleman), Pamela Jane Pinette (Donald Allen Pinette), Melissa Anne Coleman, step son Robert Howard Robinson, grandchildren, Patrick Ryan Tyson, Ashley Nicole Whitehead (Hunter Whitehead), Hailey Rose Pinette, Drew McCray Coleman, Cody Weston Coleman, and Jace Richardson Coleman, brothers, Leonard B. McCray, Jr., and Henry W. McCray, and sister Margaret M. Robertson. A private memorial service will be held for family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, PO Box 273, Hawkinsville, GA 31036. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brattonfuneralhome. com. Bratton Funeral Home in York, SC is serving the Coleman family.
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Published in The Island Packet from Nov. 30 to Dec. 30, 2014
Coleman, Dr. William M.  
Dr. William M. ColemanRichmond, KY-Memorial Services for Dr. William M. Coleman, 77, who entered into rest November 28, 2014, will be conducted Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 3:30 in the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Kentucky. Dr. Coleman was a native of Tifton, Georgia, a longtime resident of Albany Georgia, Columbia, South Carolina and Beaufort, South Carolina, having made Richmond, Kentucky his home for the past several months. He served in the United States Army for thirteen years, having received the rank of Colonel. Dr. Coleman was a former member of the Lutheran Church of our Savior, Albany, Georgia and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Kentucky. In 1959 he graduated from Emory University and later graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1964. Dr. Coleman touched many young men's lives while serving as Scoutmaster in Albany, GA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Hair Coleman and a daughter, Jennifer Leigh Coleman. Survivors include; two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Christine Coleman, Mundelein, IL and Dr. David Coleman and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Underwood, Richmond, KY; a brother, Walsey Thomas Coleman, Port Orange, FL; a sister, Mary Lucille Coleman Pace, Kissimmee, FL; seven grandchildren, Ian Walker, Alison Underwood, Lydia Coleman, Jake Coleman, Victoria Coleman, Keith Coleman and Mason Coleman; one great-granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Charity of One's Choice. Visit the registry online at www.poseycares.com
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Published in The Island Packet from Dec. 2, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015
Collins, Irene B. - Beaufort  
Irene B. Collins, 86, of Beaufort, SC passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Collins was born on August 30, 1928 in Columbia SC to the late Fletcher C. and Elva Ard Brazell. Mrs. Collins was originally married to the late Glennis Derrick of Columbia, SC. She later remarried, Al Collins, USN originally of Bowman, SC. They lived in several duty stations including Washington State, Virginia, and California. After their divorce Mrs. Collins returned to Columbia, SC where she lived with and cared for her parents. She started her career as a dental assistant in private practice. She then moved to Oliver Dental Clinic, Ft. Jackson, SC in 1967 where she worked until her retirement in August of 1990. Mrs. Collins was an avid bowler and gardener. She also loved dancing and music. After the death of her parents, she relocated to Beaufort, SC. She became a member of Shell Point Baptist Church. She also worked with the Alzheimer's Family Services of Beaufort as a caregiver. Aunt 'Rene', as she was known to many, had many interests, but those who knew her best, know that her first loves were her nieces and nephews, the Atlanta Braves and NASCAR. She is survived by two sisters, Doris Chavis (Royce) of Beaufort, SC and Evelyn Consalvi (Al) of Myrtle Beach, SC. She also had 13 nieces and 15 nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 5-7 pm at Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10 am in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, SC at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to THA Group - Island Hospice, 1211 Newcastle Street #D Beaufort, SC 29902 or Alzheimer's Family Services of Greater Beaufort, P.O. Box 1514, Beaufort, SC 29901 or gentivahospicefoundation.org or Shell Point Baptist Church 871 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
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Published in The Island Packet from Dec. 16, 2014 to Jan. 16, 2015
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