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    Obit Summaries, Charleston Post & Courier Thursday, May 3, 2001 Charleston County EDWARDS, Fred Gordon, 73, of Charleston died Sunday. Arrangements by Morris
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      Obit Summaries, Charleston Post & Courier
      Thursday, May 3, 2001

      Charleston County
      EDWARDS, Fred Gordon, 73, of Charleston died Sunday.
      Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway.
      GASTON, Gertrude Williams, 90, of Isle of Palms, widow of
      Charles M. Gaston, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Stuhr's Mount
      Pleasant Chapel.
      JENKINS, Elizabeth, of McClellanville, wife of Ernest Jenkins,
      died Wednesday. Arrangements by Gethers Funeral Home of Moncks Corner.
      MACKINEM, Ernest James, 92, of Mount Pleasant died Wednesday.
      Arrangements by Stuhr's North Area Chapel.
      MANIGAULT, Oliver, 83, of Charleston died Tuesday. Arrangements
      by Wm.M. Smith Funeral Home.
      McKELVEY, Levenia, of Ladson died Wednesday. Arrangements by
      Aiken-Capers Funeral Home of Summerville.

      Colleton County
      KINSEY, Mildred Gohagan, 78, of Walterboro, a retired Department
      of Education employee and widow of Frank Kinsey, died Wednesday.
      Arrangements by Fred Parker Funeral Home.

      Dorchester County
      LADSON, Josh Major Jr., of Summerville, husband of Mary L.
      Ladson, died Wednesday. Arrangements by Glover Funeral Home.
      MAHLER, Jane Gaston, 95, of Summerville, a retired professor and
      widow of Charles H. Mahler, died Tuesday. Arrangements by Parks
      Funeral Home.

      Elsewhere
      ASHLEY, R.T., 84, of Orangeburg, a retired superintendent with
      Orangeburg City schools and husband of Jeanette Gable Ashley, died
      Wednesday. Arrangements by Thompson Funeral Home.
      FERGUSON, Robert Jr., 50, of Kingstree died Tuesday.
      Arrangements by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home.
      GRIFFIN, Jeanette Constine, 90, of Allen, Texas, and formerly of
      Charleston, S.C., widow of William A. Griffin, died Saturday.
      Arrangements by McAlister-Smith's Downtown Chapel in Charleston.
      HAAG, Bonnie Lee, 60, of Chesnee, wife of DuWayne D. Haag, died
      Monday. Arrangements by Floyd's North Street Chapel in Spartanburg.
      JOHNSON, Arthur Norman, 35, of Conway died Tuesday. Arrangements
      by McKiever Funeral Home.
      OWENS, Lowell Burns, 81, of Govan, mayor of Govan and a retired
      employee with Clemson Extension Service, husband of Dorothy Zorn
      Owens, died Monday. Arrangements by Mercer Funeral Home of Denmark.
      RAMIREZ, Armando Arthur, 75, of Tega Cay, retired from the Navy
      and husband of Dean Ramirez, died Sunday. Arrangements by Wolfe
      Funeral Home of Fort Mill.
      WRIGHT, Jessie W., 52, of Garnett died Wednesday. Arrangements
      by Bostick Funeral Home of Ridgeland.

      Obit Details, Charleston Post & Courier

      WARE, Bettye
      The relatives and friends of Mrs. Bettye Joe Ware, widow of William
      Richard McKee, are invited to attend her memorial service this
      afternoon at 2 o'clock in James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel,
      Summerville. Burial will be private. Friends may call at the funeral
      home from 1 o'clock until service time today. Surviving are, son Max
      McKee of Summerville, S.C.; sister, Darlene Williamson of Kiln,
      Mississippi. She was predeceased by her brother, Bob Worthington and
      sister, Mary Lou McCarn. Arrangements by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME,
      303 SOUTH MAIN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C.

      BAILEY, Mary
      Mary Ellen Bailey, 67, of Summerville, died Sunday, April 29, 2001,
      at a Charleston hospital. Funeral services will be held at Parks
      Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday afternoon, May 3, 2001, at 1 o'clock.
      Entombment will be held at Summerville Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials
      may be made to the American Heart Association, 215 East Bay St.,
      Suite 204, Charleston, S.C. 29401, or American Lung Association, 1817
      Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL
      HOME, SUMMERVILLE, S.C.

      HART, Jack
      Funeral services for Jack M. Hart will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday
      (today), in CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in
      Carolina Memorial Gardens.

      MANIGAULT, Oliver
      Entered into eternal rest on Tuesday evening, May 1, 2001, Mr. Oliver
      Manigault, residence, 134 St. Phillip St., Charleston, S.C., the
      brother of Mrs. Eva Baxter. Mr. Manigault, 83 years old, was the
      Sexton at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church for more than 40 years.
      In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Patrick Roman
      Catholic Church, 134 St. Phillip St., Charleston, S.C. WM. M. SMITH
      FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2 Radcliffe St., Charleston, S.C., will announced
      the funeral services. (843) 722-3676, 1-800-924-5659 or email at
      wmsbmc2@....

      WESTON, Rufus
      The relatives and friends of Mr. Rufus "Pat" Weston are invited to
      attend his funeral services on Friday, May 4, 2001, 2 p.m., at
      William M. Smith Memorial Chapel, 2 Radcliffe St., Charleston, S.C.
      Interment, Bethel AME Church Cemetery, McClellanville, S.C. Mr.
      Weston is survived by his children, Mrs. Charlene Cash (LaMar), Ms.
      Denise Sanders and Mr. Wayne Myers, his step-daughter, Ms. Annette
      Johnson, four grandchildren, his brothers and sisters, Mrs. Ora lee
      Brown, Mrs. Christina Colleton (Isiah), Mr. Willie Weston, Jr., Mr.
      Clarence Weston, Sr., and Mr. James Weston, sisters-in-law Mrs.
      Juanita Weston, Mrs. Lillie Mae Weston, Mrs. Rosalee Weston, a very
      devoted friend, Ms. Victoria Myers, nieces, nephews and other
      relatives and friends. Viewing for Mr. Weston will be at the chapel
      on Thursday, May 3, 2001, from 1 to 7 p.m. The family will receive
      friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Arrangements by WM. M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME,
      INC., (843) 722-3676, 1-800-924-5659, or email at wmsbmc2@...

      KILLION, Leona
      The relatives and friends of Mrs. Leona Dicy Gibson Killion, formerly
      of Ridgeville, widow of Calvis C. Killion are invited to attend her
      funeral service this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Mt. Tabor United
      Methodist Church, Ridgeville. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial
      Gardens, North Charleston. Friends may call at the church from 1
      o'clock until service time this afternoon. Flowers will be accepted
      or memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church
      Building Fund, 244 S. Main St., Ridgeville, S.C. 29472. Arrangements
      by JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C.

      DOVE, SR., John
      The relatives and friends of retired Colonel John C. Dove, Sr.,
      widower of Mary Burgess Dove, are invited to attend the funeral
      service, Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Johns Island Presbyterian Church at
      2 o'clock. Interment will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
      Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL. Memorials
      may be made to the Association for the Blind, 2209 Mechanic St.,
      Charleston, S.C. 29405.

      JENKINS, Elizabeth
      Entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, Mrs. Elizabeth
      Jenkins of McClellanville, S.C. (South Santee Section); daughter of
      Mrs. Ebenese Simmons; wife of Mr. Ernest Jenkins, Jr.; mother of
      Bobby Jenkins, Leroy Jenkins, Amar Jenkins, and Carolyn Simmons all
      of McClellanville, S.C. Funeral notice later. Arrangements by GETHERS
      FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, S.C.

      OWENS, Lowell
      GOVAN, S.C. - Services for Lowell Burns Owens, 81, of Govan, will be
      held 2 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of
      Govan with Rev. R.B. Morehead and Rev. William Sandifer officiating,
      burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the
      Lupus Foundation of America, S.C. Chapter, P.O. Box 1427, Easley,
      S.C. 29641, or the First Baptist Church of Govan, Olar, S.C. 29843.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 3,
      2001, at MERCER FUNERAL HOME, Highway 78 East, in Denmark. Mr. Owens
      died May 2, 2001, in Charleston. He was born in Rains, S.C., a son of
      the late James Manning Owens and Mamie Dozier Owens. Mr. Owens was a
      graduate of Rains High School, and served as a bombardier-navigator
      Lt. in the Army Air Corps in China and Burma during World War II. He
      was awarded the distinguished flying cross with two oak leaf
      clusters. He retired from Clemson Extension Service after 25 years,
      and as Mayor of Govan for 23 years. He was a founding member of the
      First Baptist Church of Govan where he served as deacon and
      superintendent and a Sunday school teacher, and was a member of the
      Denmark Masonic Lodge 246 AFM. He farmed in Marion and Bamberg
      Counties. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Zorn Owens, a son, Jimmy
      Owens of Bamberg, a daughter, Rosalyn Owens Finnegan of Charleston,
      grand children, Jamie Owens, Julie Jeffers, John Owens, and Jill
      McDonald, great grandchildren, Alex Owen, Tucker Jeffers, Nash
      Jeffers, and Jack McDonald. Mr. Owens was predeceased by his
      brothers, James, Paul, Carrol and Ansel Owens.

      RAMIREZ, Armando
      Mr. Armando Arthur Ramirez, age 75, of 2058 Manilla Bay Lane, Tega
      Cay, S.C., passed away May 1, 2001, at a Charlotte, N.C., hospital. A
      son of the late John and Angela Ramirez, Mr. Ramirez was born May 22,
      1925, in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Ramirez graduated from Polytechnic
      High School in May 1943, and was inducted into the U.S. Navy the
      following day. Mr. Ramirez remained in the Navy for 20 years. After
      his service he entered the University of North Carolina where he
      attended the Wilmington and the Charlotte Campus. He and his wife
      have resided in Tega Cay, S.C., since 1970 and they are charter
      members of Grace Presbyterian Church. He was involved in the
      development of the church and was on its first board of elders,
      serving three years. Art had been involved in many volunteer
      activities: church, volunteer fire department, U.S. Power Squadron
      (past commander), POA, Fort Mill Band Boosters (former Chairman), Red
      Cross, The Tega Cay Beautification Committee (former Chairman). Since
      retirement, he has successfully completed the Master Gardener and Ham
      Radio Classes. He had lots of fun with the Men's Breakfast Group, the
      Vintage Club, and the ROMEO's (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and was an
      avid bridge player. Mr. Ramirez was also a life member of the VFW
      Post #9138 and the Fleet Reserve Association. A Memorial Service will
      be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, May 5, 2001, at the Grace Presbyterian
      Church, with Rev. Art Gatewood officiating. Military honors will
      follow the service and there will be a reception afterward in the
      church. Mr. Ramirez is survived by his wife, Dean Ramirez of Tega
      Cay, S.C.; his daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Buck Smyre of Mt.
      Pleasant, S.C.; his sons and daughter-in-law, Richard Ramirez of
      Clarksville, VA and Arthur Michael Ramirez and Kelly Sherman Ramirez
      of Greenville, S.C.; his sister, Lolita Araujo of El Salvador;
      grandchildren, Ginger and her husband, Kevin Lockette, Christy and
      her husband, Doug Borton, Todd Smyre, and his wife, Carolyn, Andrea
      and her husband Andrew Sannipoli; Richie Ramirez, John Morgan Ramirez
      and Maggie Ramirez; great grandchildren, Griffin Lockette, Connor
      Sannipoli and Hudson Lockette. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
      made to Grace Presbyterian Church, designated to the Ramirez Memorial
      Fund, P.O. Box 3454, Fort Mill, S.C. 29708. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME is
      serving the family of Mr. Ramirez.

      HELGESON, Frederick
      GOOSE CREEK MASONIC LODGE NO.401: THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS are
      invited to attend the Memorial Services of late Brother Frederick
      Paul Helgeson on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 10:00 AM., in Yeamans Park
      Presbyterian Church. By Order Of: Wilmer C. Shirey, W.M. Jerry T.
      Espiritu, P.M., Secty.

      MICKALIS, Brenda
      Brenda Joy Henry Mickalis, 60, widow of John Mickalis, of
      Summerville, died April 30, 2001, at her residence. Memorial services
      will be held at Summerville Cemetery Mausoleum, Thursday afternoon,
      May 3, 2001, at 4 o'clock. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may
      be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core St., Suite 504,
      North Charleston, S.C. 29406. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME,
      SUMMERVILLE, S.C.

      CARLIN, Martha
      The relatives and friends of Martha Jane Carlin are invited to attend
      her funeral services in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL,
      Thursday morning, May 3, 2001, at Ten o'clock. Interment,Howard
      Cemetery, Falcon, Kentucky, Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2001, at
      Twoo'clock. Friends may call at STUHR'S WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

      ISENBURG, Marguerite
      Marguerite M. Isenburg, 86 of Kiawah Island, died the evening of
      April 30, 2001 at a local nursing home. She was born in St. Louis,
      Missouri to the late Perry and Martha Lorriane Mader. She was a
      devoted wife and mother to her late husband, Arnold A. Isenburg and
      two daughters, Linda Fasig of Johns Island and Marcie Reed of Denver,
      Colorado. She also has two surviving granddaughters, Christy Joy
      Mattingly and Whitney Ann Mattingly, both of Denver, Colorado.
      Memorial services will be announced later. Arrangements by J. HENRY
      STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Memorial Contributions may be sent to
      Rural Mission, Inc.: 3429 Camp Care Road, Johns Island, SC 29455.

      ASHLEY, R.T.
      ORANGEBURG - R.T. Ashley, 84, died Wednesday. Graveside service, 11
      a.m., Saturday, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Orangeburg. Visitation
      will be 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, at THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, INC., in
      Orangeburg. Survivors include, his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Gable Ashley
      of Orangeburg; three sons, Sloan Warren Ashley, Thomas Edward Ashley,
      both of Orangeburg, Milo Gable Ashley of Cameron; three sisters, Mrs.
      Humphrey (Helen) Wright of Belton, Mrs. Sloan (Cornelia) Mitchell of
      Honea Path; Mrs. Wade (Marjorie) Drake of Salors Cross Road, S.C.;
      three granddaughters, Laura Ashley of Nashville, Tenn.; Katherine
      Ashley and Randi Ashley, both of Orangeburg; and a number of nieces
      and nephews. He was retired assistant superintendent of Orangeburg
      City Schools. Memorials may be made to Easter Seals South Carolina,
      3020 Farrow Road, Columbia, S.C. 29203, or to First Baptist Church,
      1240 Russell St., Orangeburg, S.C. 29115.

      MCKELVEY, Levenia
      With regret, we inform you that Mrs. Levenia "Eston" McKelvey of 113
      Aces Dr., Ladson, S.C., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May
      2, 2001. The beloved mother of Mrs. Carolyn Tomlin (Anthony) and Mrs.
      Victoria B. Davis (Bobie Joe) both of Ladson, S.C. The beloved sister
      of Mrs. Hattie P. Ravenel of Charleston, Mrs. Dora P. Alston, and
      Mrs. Almarie P. Jenkins, both of Ladson, S.C. The family will receive
      friends at Mrs. Jenkins residence. Funeral notice will be announced
      later by AIKEN-CAPERS FUNERAL HOME.

      GAETKE, Theodore
      The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. "Ted" Gaetke
      are invited to attend the memorial services of the former in J. HENRY
      STUHR, INC. WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, Thursday afternoon, May 3, 2001 at
      Two O'clock. Friends may call at Stuhr' West Ashley Chapel. Memorials
      may be made to Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 3075 Bee's Ferry Road,
      Charleston, S.C. 29414.

      MANIGAULT, Simon
      The relatives and friends of Mr. Simon Peter Manigault, 68 years old,
      of 1077 Manigault Road, Moncks Corner, S.C. Beloved brother of Louis,
      Marshall, and Francis Manigault, all of Moncks Corner, S.C., Abraham
      Manigault of Ohio, and Carnell M. Young of Moncks Corner, S.C.,
      nephew of Mary Johnson of Orangeburg, S.C., invite you to attend his
      funeral service set for 2 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Anderson
      Baptist Church, Santee Circle Section. Rev. Jeremiah Bradley, Pastor.
      Interment, Anderson Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive
      friends at his residence. Arrangements by TEW COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME.

      HELGESON, John
      JOHN L. FLYNN CHAPTER #277 O.E.S.: THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS are
      invited to attend the memorial services of our late member, Frederick
      Paul Helgeson, on May 3, 2001, at 10 a.m. in Yeamans Park
      Presbyterian Church. By order of: Elaine Smith P.W.M., W.M. Winnie
      Smith P.W.M., W.M.

      HEYWARD, JR. Myron
      The relatives and friends of Baby Myron FitzgeraldHeyward, Jr., those
      of his mother, Mrs. Quintella Heyward, and Mr. Myron Fitzgerald
      Heyward, Sr., grandparents, Mrs. Barbara Heyward, and Mr.
      CharlesHeyward of Wadmalaw Island, Mrs. Carrie Rhodan, and the late
      Mr. Leroy Rhodan, great grandparents Mrs. Marian Wigfall, and Mr.
      Benjamin Wigfall, Jr., Mrs. Rosalee Hammond, and the late Mr. Eddie
      Hammond all of Charleston, aunts, uncles are invited to attend his
      funeral service Thursday, May 3, 2001 Noon at Wesley United Methodist
      Church Johns Island, SC. Friends may call FIELDING HOME FOR FUNERALS,
      North Charleston. Interment, Wesley United Methodist Cemetery, Johs
      Island. 744-2545 or 1-800-290-5954.

      OLIVER, Meta
      The relatives and friends of Meta Mencken Oliver, widow of William B.
      Oliver are invited to attend her funeral services in St. Matthew's
      Lutheran Church, Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Twelve (noon).
      Interment,Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR INC.
      DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Mrs. Oliver was born August 16, 1908 in Charleston,
      SC., the daughter of Louis C. Mencken and Katherine SchmidtMencken.
      She attended Memminger High School and was a member of St. Matthew's
      Lutheran Church. She is survived by two daughters, Kathryn O. Tillman
      and her husband Fred of James Island, SC and Mimi Oliver Forbes of
      Mt. Pleasant, Five Grandchildren, Ricky, Travis, and Brett Tillman,
      Ali Greer and Stefan Forbes, and Five great-grandchildren. Memorials
      may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King St.,
      Charleston, S.C. 29403.

      GASTON, Gertrude
      Gertrude Williams Gaston, born in 1910 completed her earthly
      pilgrimage on May 1, 2001. A long time resident of Chattanooga,
      Tennessee, she spent the last three and a half years in Mt. Pleasant,
      South Carolina. A devoted and loving wife to Charles Marion Gaston
      for 46 years, Gertrude shared her husband's vision in his founding
      and commitment to the Chattanooga Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
      Her devotion and loving commitment to her entire family can be
      attested to by her four children, eight grandchildren, and eight
      great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of the Girls Preparatory
      School of Chattanooga and Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
      In her early years, she began Girl Scouts in Burlington, Iowa.
      Inrecent years, a love of her heart was the Widows Harvest Ministry
      in Chattanooga. Gardening was a joy to her for many years and she
      shared this joy with many others. She was truly a lily-of-the-field.
      For the first two years of her three and a half year residency at the
      Franke Home in Mt. Pleasant, SC., she ministered weekly to the
      Alzheimer patients. She loved people. The most important of all to
      Gertrude was her Christian faith. The inscription on her beloved
      husband's tombstone sums it up: ``For me to live is Christ and to die
      is gain.'' She left behind her sister, Mrs. Frank M. Robbins, Jr., of
      Signal Mountain, Tennessee and her four children: Mrs. D. Reid
      Wiseman of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, Joseph V.W. Gaston of
      Springfield, Tennessee, Charles M. Gaston, Jr., of Jacksonville,
      Florida and Hildegarde Gaston of Greenville, South Carolina and her
      adopted daughter, Mrs. Bettina King of Signal Mountain, Tennesse. A
      memorial service will be held Thursday, May 3rd at 11:00 am at Church
      Creek Presbyterian Church in Charleston. Early next week she will be
      buried in Chattanooga following a Celebration of Life Service at the
      First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made
      to any of the following: Widows Harvest Ministry, Teen Challenge or
      the Paul Anderson Youth Home.

      RODENISER, JR., Jack
      The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H.Rodeniser, Jr., are
      invited to attend the funeral services of the former in J. HENRY
      STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, Thursday, May 3, 2001, at10 o'clock.
      Interment, Bethany Cemetery.

      LADSON, Josh
      We sorrowfully regret to inform you that Dea. Josh Major Ladson, Jr.,
      entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 2, 2001. Late residence,
      209 Shady Lane, Summerville, S.C. Husband of Mrs. Mary L. Ladson;
      father of Ms. Joselyn Ladson, Mr. Levant Ladson, Mr. Marvin Ladson,
      Mrs. Cassandra Jordan and Mr. Preston Moore; brother of Mrs. Eula
      Brown, Ms. Bertha Ladson, Mrs. Beverly Moore, Mrs. Gertrude Evans,
      Mr. William Wright, and Mr. Moses Ladson. Condolences may be sent to
      aaglover@.... Arrangements have been entrusted to the ALBERT A.
      GLOVER FUNERAL HOME, 113 BRYAN ST., SUMMERVILLE, S.C. 29483. Phone
      871-1528.

      MAHLER, Jane
      Jane Gaston Mahler, 95, of Summerville, S.C., and widow of Charles
      Henry Mahler, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at her residence. Memorial
      services will be held at The Huguenot Church, 136 Church St.,
      Charleston, S.C., Sunday afternoon, May 6, 2001, at 4 o'clock.
      Reception following the service at Huguenot Heritage Hall, 44 Queen
      St., in Charleston, S.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
      The Huguenot Church, 44 Queen St., Charleston, S.C. 29401 or
      Summerville Presbyterian Home of S.C., Chapel Auxiliary Room, 201 W.
      9th North St., Summerville, S.C. 29483. Mrs. Mahler was born April
      21, 1906, in Dallas, Texas, a daughter of the late William Henry
      Gaston and Elizabeth S. Wathen Gaston. She received her BA from the
      University of Wisconsin-Madison, her MA and Ph.D. in Oriental Art
      History from Columbia University. She was the first woman in the U.S.
      to receive a Ph.D. in Oriental Art History. She was a retired
      Professor of Art History at Columbia University in New York, N.Y.,
      and Professor Emeritus in Art History at Columbia University. She was
      a member of The Huguenot Church, the Historical Society of S.C., Past
      President of the Garden Club of Charleston, Past President of the
      Charleston Century Club, Huguenot Society of S.C., former State
      Chairman and National Board Member for the National Society of
      Colonial Dames, Society of Women Geographers, Asian Society, Society
      of 1776, Society of the Cincinnati, and the Preservation Society of
      S.C. In 1963, she was awarded as one of the Great Teachers of Our
      Time representing Barnard College and in 1968, she received Woman of
      the Year in Charleston, S.C. She was the author of History of World
      Art. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, SUMMERVILLE, S.C.

      Additional Information on Jane Gaston Mahler:
      Jane Gaston Mahler, a professor of art history and author of books on
      Huguenot history, died Tuesday. She was 95. Mahler, a native of
      Dallas, was the daughter of William Henry Gaston and Elizabeth S.
      Wathen Gaston. Mahler was named "Woman of the Year" in 1978 by the
      Charleston Federation of Women's Clubs. She received her doctorate
      in Chinese art from Columbia University, the first woman in the
      country to receive a higher degree in Oriental art history. She
      taught at Barnard College and Columbia University.
      As president of the Charleston's Century Club, she cataloged members'
      papers to be presented to the Charleston Library Society. She was
      bicentennial chairman of the the National Society of Colonial Dames
      of America in South Carolina.
      A descendant of Huguenots, she wrote several books about the Huguenot
      influence in South Carolina, including "Huguenots Adventuring in the
      Orient: Two Manigaults in China." Mahler edited biographies on
      colonial and pioneer women that were presented to the Library of
      Congress. She cataloged the Oriental section of the Charleston Museum.
      She was a member of the Historical Society of South Carolina,
      Huguenot Society of South Carolina, Asian Society, Society of 1776,
      Preservation Society of South Carolina and The Huguenot Church.
      The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Huguenot Church.

      KINSEY, Mildred
      WALTERBORO - Mrs. Mildred Gohagan Kinsey, 78, a retired Department of
      Education employee, and widow of Frank Kinsey, Sr., died Wednesday at
      a Walterboro hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.,
      Friday, at the Chapel of the FRED PARKER FUNERAL HOME, conducted by
      Rev. Lee Cothran. Interment will be in Williams Cemetery in Williams.
      Mrs. Kinsey was born February 12, 1923, in Tampa, Fl, a daughter of
      the late Alonza Gohagan and Florence Cope Gohagan. She was a member
      of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer with Senior
      Friends at Colleton Medical Center, an Adult Reading Class teacher at
      U.S.C. Salkehatchie and a part-time employee for Novit-Seiglel
      andCompany. Surviving are, two sons, Frank Kinsey, Jr., of St. Louis,
      Mo and Charles W. Kinsey of Charlotte, N.C. Memorials may be made to
      Colleton County Memorial Library, 600 Hampton St., Walterboro, S.C.
      29488. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
      at the FRED PARKER FUNERAL HOME.

      GRIFFIN, Jeanette
      Jeanette Constine Griffin, 90, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, in
      McKinney, Texas. Born August 5, 1910, in Charleston, S.C., she was
      the daughter of William A. and Naomi Bolchoz Constine. She was
      preceded in death by her husband, William Addison Griffin. She is
      survived by her son, David Griffin and his wife, Karen, Allen, TX;
      daughter, Janet Griffin Tuller, Memphis, TN; seven grandchildren,
      Michael Tuller, Laura Tuller Benton, Jeanne Tuller Hixon, David
      Griffin, Jr., Scott Griffin, Jennifer Raines, and Thomas Griffin;
      many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a host of
      extended family members. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held
      Saturday, May 5, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
      Entombment will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will
      receive friends at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 150
      Wentworth St., on Friday, May 4, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m., during which
      a vigil service will be held.

      HAAG, Bonnie
      Bonnie Lee Haag, 60, of 265 Buckwood Acres, died Monday, April 29,
      2001, in a Spartanburg hospital. A native of Charleston, SC, she was
      the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Felder Leo Boyer of Charleston. She was
      currently employed by Phelps Dodge. She was a Lutheran. In addition
      to her parents, survivors include her husband, DuWayne D. Haag, Sr.,
      of the home; two daughters, Bonnie Lynn Parham of Spartanburg and
      Debra Ann Garrett of Charleston; a son, DuWayne Haag, Jr., of
      Chesnee; three sisters, Marie Johnson of Wadmalaw Island, S.C., Anne
      Hart of Columbia, S.C., and Lottie Munch of Charleston, S.C.; three
      brothers, Ricky Crosby of Summerville, S.C., Ernie Boyer of
      Effingham, S.C., and Donnie Boyer of Charleston, S.C., and three
      grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May
      2, 2001, at Floyd's N. Church St. Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Craig
      Abee. Burial was in Boiling Springs Memorial Gardens. FLOYD'S N.
      CHURCH ST. CHAPEL, SPARTANBURG, S.C.

      SHULER, Viola
      NEHEMIAH SEVENSTAR PRAYER BAND: You are requested to assemble at
      Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 44 Nassau Street on Friday, May 4, 2001 at
      7:00 p.m., to pay our last Tribute of Respect to our Sister Viola
      Shuler. Evang. Ruby Walker, President Janie Brown, Vice President
      Christina B.B. Brown, Secretary

      GAUSE, Israel
      Israel Gabriel Gause, 22, of Charleston, died April 28, 2001, in a
      Charleston hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.,
      Sunday, in Calvary Lutheran Church. Born in Charleston, he was the
      son of Thaddeus Oneal Gause, Jr., and Amy Ashley Gause. Survivors
      include his mother of Goose Creek; sisters, Christina Faith Gause of
      Senneca, Rebecca "Kippy" Gause of Columbia, and Juliet Marie Gause of
      Ladson; his grandparents, Barbara P. Colkins and Mary B. Gause. In
      lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Down Syndrome
      Association of the Low Country. Arrangements by CAROLINA MEMORIAL
      FUNERAL HOME, 7113 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, S.C.

      HELGESON, Frederick
      ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE: THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS are
      invited to attend the memorial services for our late member Frederick
      Paul Helgeson on Thursday, May 3, 2001 at 10 A.M., in Yeamans Parks
      Presbyterian Church. Richard Wooden, General Secretary.

      HELGESON, Frederick
      A Memorial Service for Frederick Paul Helgeson will be held at 10:00
      A.M., today (Thursday) in Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church. The
      family will receive friends following the service in the Church
      Fellowship Hall.

      WARE, Louida The relatives and friends of Mrs. Louida Ware, those of
      her husband, Mr. Artis Ware, Sr., children, Mr. Otis Ware, Mrs.
      Donnell Walker, Mrs. Frances W. Scott and Mrs. Doretha V. Smith,
      brother, Mr. Boyd W.Tyler, sisters, Rev. MaryJackson, Mrs. Corrine
      Hooper, Mrs. Jeroline Jones, Mrs.Dorothy Hawthorne and Mrs. Lurlean
      Tyler are invited to attend her funeral service on Friday, May 4,
      2001 at 1:30 P.M. in World Evangelistic House of God Church 1082 King
      Street Charleston S.C. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation
      with the family on Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the church.
      Arrangements by SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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