Thursday, May 23, 2013
A private memorial service will be held.
Obituary by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Rumiko Ogita Byrum, 76 of Ladson, South Carolina died on Monday, May 20, 2013, at her residence in Ladson, South Carolina. Born Friday, January 1, 1937 in Hyogo Ken, Japan, Mrs. Byrum was the daughter of the late Mikio Ogita and the late Kazue Ishiwata Ogita. She was the wife of the late John W. Byrum, Jr.. Surviving are sons, John W. Byrum, III and wife Dena of Johns Island, SC and Robert Derek Byrum and wife Carrie of Laurel, MD; daughter, Frances Mitsuko Wiggins and husband Anthony of Mooresville, NC; sister, Kyoko Ogita of Seal Beach, CA and six grandchildren, Bailey, Rebecca, Tessa, Noah, Sadie and John. A private, family memorial service will be held. Online condolences may be made to the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Services are Tuesday.
Monday, May 13
Obituary by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Theresa A. Ward, 85, of Hanahan, passed away May 10, 2013. Born in Bristol, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy Cruz Almedia and widow to James I. Ward, Jr. Mrs. Ward worked in the Naval Supply Center at Charleston Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1992. She loved to go dancing with her husband, cook for her family, crochet and play bridge with her friends. Mrs. Ward was a member of Divine Redeemer Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Dunn and husband Milton of Sullivans Island; two sons, Jimmy Ward of Hanahan and Mark Ward and wife Debbie of Peachtree City, GA; two sisters, Pat Rybka of Rhode Island and Delores Vaske of Minnesota. Mrs. Ward is also survived by nine …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Services are Saturday.
Thursday, May 9
Obituary by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Kenneth Douglas Lake, Jr., 39, of Goose Creek passed away May 6, 2013. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of Kenneth Lake, Sr. and Mary Hewlett and husband to Melody Ann Lake. Kenneth served his country in the United States Navy and worked as a structure mechanic for Boeing. He loved riding his motorcycle and shooting. Kenneth was a loving husband, father, son and friend. He is survived by his wife, Melody Ann Moriniti Lake of the home; four children, Anna Marie Lake, Donald Lake, Evan Lake and Mira Lake; parents, Mary Hewlett and husband Robert of Chesapeake, VA and Kenneth Lake, Sr. and wife Janet of Cary, NC; two sisters, Mallory Newton and Bethany Lake both of Cary, NC., one uncle, Clifford …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Service is Wednesday at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery.
Monday, April 8
Obituary by J. Henry Stuhr Margot Strauss Freudenberg of Charleston, South Carolina died April 8, 2013 at the age of 105 at her residence. Mrs. Freudenberg was born in Hannover, Germany August 8, 1907. The youngest daughter of Dr. Henry and Ella Strauss, she was a survivor of the Holocaust after leaving her native Germany in 1939. Staying a brief time in England, Mrs. Freudenberg, her son and husband emigrated to Charleston. She held South Carolina physical therapy license number five and for many years was the only physical therapist in Charleston. In addition to her professional duties, she was a tireless volunteer for community non-profits. It was through her diligence and leadership that the first American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Services were Saturday.
Sunday, March 17
Obituary by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Rudolf Walter Krautwurst, 66, of Goose Creek, passed away March 10, 2013. Rudi grew up in Germany and later moved around the world working on oil rigs and as a chef. After moving to the United States with his wife Rebecca he was the owner and operator of RWK Construction. Mr. Krautwurst loved to cook and was an animal lover. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Areheart of Goose Creek and half brother, Karl Mrotzek of Germany. Rudi is also survived by his babies, Simon, Fred, Hamilton, Lily and Isabella. Mr. Krautwurst was predeceased by his parents and daughter, Claudia Krautwurst Healy. A celebration of Rudi’s life was Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at his home. In lieu of flowers, donations…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Services were Thursday.
Saturday, March 16
Obituary by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Ms. Patricia “Pat” Lynn Turner, age 42, of Goose Creek, SC, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013. Ms. Turner was an excellent cook and loved helping others. She was also a huge Gamecock fan. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Virginia Stamey (Elliott); father, Russell Turner (Diane); one brother, Neal Turner (Carrie); two sisters, Mysti Banner (John) and Gail Muiter; two nephews, Carson and Cole Turner and one niece, Shelbi Atwell-perreault. Funeral Services were 11:00 A.M., Thursday, March 14, 2013 at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 869 St. James Ave, Goose Creek, SC., 29445. Interment followed at Whispering Pines Memorial Gardens in Moncks Corner, SC. The family received friends on Wednesday, March …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Graveside service Tuesday at Fort Jackson.
Monday, February 11
Obituary by McAlister-Smith Frank Roque Lamigo, 75, of Goose Creek, passed away February 6, 2013. Born in the Philippines, he was the son of the late Francisco and Placido Roque Lamigo. Frank served his country in the United States Navy during Vietnam. After retiring from the Navy, he worked in civil service for many years. Mr. Lamigo was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He is survived by his daughter, Kerry Lamigo-Folk and husband Jeff of Orangeburg; two brothers, Angelito Lamigo of Texas and Gerry Lamigo of California; three sisters, Pilar Herrera and Cristina Dano both of California and Rosalinda Samano of Philippines; former wife and friend Betty Lamigo. Frank is also survived by his three grandchildren, Avery, Ashton…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Services are 7 p.m. Friday.
Thursday, February 7
Obituary by James A. Dyal Funeral Home JoAnn Bracewell Rainear, 71, of Hanahan, wife of Robert E. Rainear, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Trident Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7 o’clock PM at Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Road, North Charleston and on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7 o’clock PM at First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon, 120 S. Railroad Avenue, Mt. Vernon, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Building Fund, Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Road, N. Charleston, SC 29406 or to First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon, GA 30445. JoAnn was born on May 4, 1941 in Glenwood, GA, daughter of the late William H. Bracewell and Addy Lee …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, died Jan. 10 from injuries suffered during a firefight in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.
A 3rd Infantry Division soldier was killed Thursday in Afghanistan, according to a Fort Stewart press release. Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, 28, a 2007 graduate of The Citadel, died from injuries suffered when his unit was attacked during a patrol in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. Wittman, a native of Chester, Va., was an infantryman assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in 2008 and arrived at Fort Stewart in February of 2012. His awards included the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, according to the release. This was Wittman's second deployment. Sgt. Wittman had previously been awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, according to The Citadel's website. The military college says …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Services are Thursday morning.
Thursday, January 10
Obituary by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Thelma “Liz” Elizabeth Milne, 65, of Goose Creek, passed away January 7, 2013. Born in Kansas City, MO, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Louise Meeker Hardy and wife to Walter “Tom” Thomas Milne. She retired from Hagemeyer N.A. in 2010 after over twenty years of service. Liz loved to quilt and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Milne was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she taught religious education and volunteered with the outreach program. She was also a member of the Cobblestone Quilt Guild of Charleston. She is survived by her husband of forty six years, Tom Milne of the home; two daughters, Christina Warren of Goose Creek and …