Local obituary notices in Charleston, SC
Wednesday | via Martinsburg Journal
E. Jane Rogers Hahne, 92, of Bristow, Virginia, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Adler Center for Caring in Aldie, Virginia. Born Aug. 15, 1923, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lester and Evelyn Beatrice Bell Rogers. Comment?
Wednesday | via The Fresno Bee
Polly Sheppard and Felicia Sanders, the only adult survivors of the Emanuel AME church massacre in Charleston, S.C., spoke about - gun violence and their support for Hillary Clinton. Felicia Sanders, survivor of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC., and Polly Sheppard, survivor of the Mother Emanuel Church shooting in Charleston, SC., speak during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Comment?
Wednesday | via People
Hillary Clinton has made gun violence a central issue in her presidential campaign - and on Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention , four whose wounds and heartbreak are still raw took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to plead for stricter gun laws - and for Clinton's election. First was Christine Leinonen, the mother of Christopher "Drew" Leinonen, who was among the 49 victims of the recent massacre at an Orlando nightclub. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 27 | via The Summerville Journal-Scene
AYERS, Marion Homer, 77, of Moncks Corner, a retired electrician with the Charleston Naval Shipyard and husband of Barbara Ferrell Ayers, died July 23. Arrangements by Dial-Murray Funeral Home. BOUCHARD, Marcel J., 87, of Summerville, a retired foreman and widower of Cecile L. Bouchard, died July 16. Arrangements by Tri-County Cremation Center. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 27 | via Deseret News
Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appears son the screen during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. After Clinton's nomination earlier in the day, Former President Bill Clinton gave a detailed speech about his wife, repeatedly calling her a "change-maker." Comment?
Wednesday Jul 27 | via WMBF
Parents are urging families to take steps to prevent deaths related to the so-called brain-eating amoeba, two of which have happened in recent weeks. "It didn't appear as it began any different than any sort of childhood illness, I got a headache and my head hurts and my tummy hurts," Hollingsworth said about his daughter's illness. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 26 | via The Daily News-Record
Elizabeth Boyd Elmore, 91, of Annandale, passed away in her sleep July 21, 2016, at Greensprings Retirement Community in Springfield, Va. Mrs. Elmore was born in Charleston, S.C., graduated from Spartanburg High in Spartanburg, S.C., and attended Converse College in Spartanburg. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 26 | via Times Observer
Richard C. Litzinger, 79, of Grand Valley, PA, passed away July 25, 2016 at home in Charleston, SC after a long illness. He was born on December 24, 1936 in Warren, PA to the late Richard H. Litzinger and Annie I. Sanden Litzinger. Comment?
Monday Jul 25 | via Gloversville Leader-Herald
Elizabeth Ann Hodel, 69, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Elizabeth worked at Nathan Littauer Hospital as a housekeeper for over 20 years. Comment?
Thursday Jul 21 | via MDJonline.com
Peggy Theresa Zachman , 89, of Kennesaw passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta with Rev. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 20 | via NBC Philadelphia
Philadelphia's Fraternal Order of Police criticized Hillary Clinton over the lineup of speakers for the Democratic National Convention. The group says they'd like to hear from the families of police officers who died in the line of duty. Comment?
Sunday Jul 17 | via Athens Banner-Herald
While listening to President Obama's remarks during the memorial service for the five slain police officers in Dallas, I was thinking about how he has had to adapt to the role of ministering to our nation amid tragedies that have heightened racial friction. Last year around this time, Obama was eulogizing the Rev. Comment?
Friday Jul 15 | via The Kingstree News
She was born January 9, 1926 in Florence, SC. She was the third daughter of Elizabeth Olivia Jones Walters Hatchell of Cordova and Florence, SC and Reuben Shuford Walters of Society Hill and Florence, SC. Comment?
Thursday Jul 14 | via Post and Courier
Loved ones impacted by two of Charleston's most high-profile, racially charged episodes of gun violence appeared at separate events in the nation's capitol Thursday, one with the president and another with lawmakers. Jennifer Pinckney, widow of the Rev. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 12 | via Stars and Stripes
President Barack Obama arrived at a memorial service here Tuesday to address another city heartbroken by a mass shooting, seeking to comfort a nation mourning the deaths of five officers while protests over policing have continued in cities across the country. Obama, speaking to a packed hall just a mile from where the gunman opened fire last week, invoked the names of the five police officers killed in the shooting rampage, describing details about each of their lives. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 12 | via Post and Courier
A photo on an alleged manifesto website created by Dylann Roof shows the .45-caliber Glock pistol he's accused of using in a deadly June 17 attack on Emanuel AME Church. Thousands of convicted domestic abusers were able to buy guns in recent years due to the same loophole in the FBI's background check system that allowed Dylann Roof to arm himself before killing nine people at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via Goose Creek Gazette
BAXTER, Warren Albert, 67, of Moncks Corner, a retired machinist and husband of Debbie Lou Baker, died July 6. Arrangements by Tri-County Cremation Center of Summerville. BEST, Eva Quick, 84, of Summerville, widow of Curtis Best, died July 9. Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via Construction Equipment Guide
Jeffrey Lee Richmond Sr., 60, of Chattanooga, passed away June 30, 2016, surrounded by his wife and sons while on a family vacation in Charleston, S.C. He was employed with Roadtec Inc., a division of Astec Industries Inc. for the past 20 years having served as president of the company since April 2004. He thoroughly enjoyed his career and considered Roadtec his second family. Comment?
Monday Jul 11 | via Post and Courier
The Rev. Norvel Goff, former interim pastor of Emanuel AME Church, withdrew his bid Monday to become a bishop in the AME Church after garnering fewer votes than two other candidates from South Carolina in early voting. Comment?
Friday Jul 8 | via The Lakeland Ledger
BEVERLY GOODMAN TOSH, 75 HAINES CITY - Beverly Goodman Tosh, 75, died July 2, 2016 in Charleston SC, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Beverly was born August 7, 1940 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to Shelby and Mary Clark Goodman. Comment?
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