Obituaries

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crystal T. Ackerman

Crystal Thomas Ackerman of Moncks Corner, a former cashier, died Friday morning, Dec. 6, 2013 at her residence. She was 45.

Surviving are her husband, Richard E. “Ricky” Ackerman; her mother, Maude G. Thomas of Moncks Corner; two sisters, Tracey T. Bell and her husband, Keith, of Shippensburg, PA, and Kelly T. Winter and her husband, Darren, of Odenton, MD; her father-in-law, Richard Ackerman Sr.; two sisters-in-law, Lynn Bunch and her husband, Tony, and Jean Ackerman and her husband, Butch Reeves; seven nephews; and four nieces.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.dial-murrayfuneralhome.com.

Dion D. Craven

Dion Deaner Craven of Cordesville, a former self employed landscaper, died Saturday morning, Dec. 7, 2013 in a North Charleston hospital. She was 48.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Adkins Craven; his mother, Bonnie Litchfield Craven of Moncks Corner; a daughter, Marissa Craven of Bonneau; a stepson, Larry-Lee Driggers of Summerville; a sister, Chantal Craven of Moncks Corner; a brother, Yancey J. Craven and his wife, Mary, of Moncks Corner; a sister-in-law, Denise Craven of St. Stephen; and seven grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.dial-murrayfuneralhome.com.

James E. Joye Sr.

James Edwin “Bubba” Joye Sr. of St. Stephen, a retired environmentalist for Georgia Pacific, died Monday evening, Dec. 9, 2013 in a North Charleston hospital. He was 81.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Joye Tucker of Rochester, NY; two sons, Jay E. Joye Jr. and his wife, Angie, of Cross, and Chuck Joye of Moncks Corner; two sisters, Katherine Foisey of Sumter, and Jerry Morris of St. Stephen; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.dial-murrayfuneralhome.com.

Orby M. Metts

Orby Myers Metts of Moncks Corner, retired owner and operator of The Fern House, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 2013 at her daughter’s residence. She was 96.

Surviving are two daughters, JoAnn M. King of Woodstock, GA, and Mildred M. “Milly” Mills and her husband, Russell, of Macedonia; a son, William M. “Billy” Metts and his wife, Anne, of Moncks Corner; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.dial-murrayfuneralhome.com.

Johnie Wooten

Johnie Ruth Wooten of Darlington died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. She was 65.

A graveside service was held Dec. 11 at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in St. Stephen, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Johnie was born on Jan. 31, 1948 in St. Stephen. She graduated from St. Stephen High School and from The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Education. She began her career at IBM as a service representative and retired as a Senior Planner for Product Research.

Johnie is survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Fran (William) Sanders of Dalton, Georgia and Nancy Wooten Schurlknight of Darlington. She is also survived by her nieces, Sheri (Matt) Thompson of Lexington, Becky (Steve) Malcom of Marietta, Georgia, Malinda S. Schurlknight of Darlington, nephews, Will (Jill) Sanders of Portsmouth, Virginia, Tom (Wendy) Schurlknight of Darlington; great nephews and nieces, Lee Schurlknight, Laura Schurlknight, Savanna Thompson, Matthew Gooden, Maddie Malcom, Ryleigh Schurlknight and Piper Sanders.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Robert and Colie Brown Wooten, and a nephew, John Leon Schurlknight.

Memorials may be made to Sunset Memorial Cemetery c/o Rose Harris Post Office Box 787 St. Stephen, SC 29479 or McLeod Hospice Post Office Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502-0551 (www.mcleodfoundation.org)

A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

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