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Joshua Leo “Dough Boy” Holmes


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The relatives and friends of Mr. Joshua Leo “Dough Boy” Holmes who entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 15, 2014 and those of his parents, Mr. Efrem D. Holmes and Mrs. Francina Holmes Brown; those of his grandparents, Deacon Charles & Rosetta K. Holmes, Sr. and Deacon Wheeler Witten; and those of his siblings, Cephus T. Wilson, Efrem D. Holmes, Jr., and Emanuel R. Brown are invited to attend his home going service on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:00PM at Hilton’s Mortuary.  Interment: Private.  Mr. Holmes will repose on Friday evening, September 19, 2014 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Mortuary for an informal visitation. 

Esther Gradic

The relatives and friends of Mrs. Esther P. Gradic, the widow of the late Willie Gradic, Sr. and mother of Vivian G. Simmons, Pansy H. Gaillard, Jeanette Stewart (Ralph), Naomi Clement (Dennis, Jr.), Willie L. Gradic, Jr., Gerald F. Gradic, Marion Owens of Brooklyn NY, and sister of Margaret Peterson (Levi Jr.) of Hopkinsville, KY; grandmother of 18, great grandmother of 24 and best friend of Gloria Beaufort, Pearl Johnson, Frances Taylor and Mable Thompson are invited to attend her home going service on Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:00AM at Shiloh AME Church, 3570 Meeting St. Rd., N. Charleston, SC. 

Interment will follow at Live Oak Memorial Garden, 3093 Ashley River Road. 

Mrs. Gradic will repose this evening from 6:00PM- 8:00PM at the Church.  The family will receive friends from 7:00PM – 8:00PM. 

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We sorrowfully regret to inform you thatGradic, Esther P Mrs. Esther P. Gradic entered into eternal rest on Tuesday afternoon, September 16, 2014;  the beloved mother of Vivian G. Simmons, Pansy H. Gaillard, Jeanette (Ralph) Stewart, Naomi (Dennis Jr.) Clement, Willie L. Gradic, Jr., Gerald F. Gradic all of Charleston, SC and Marion Owens of Brooklyn NY; and sister of Margaret (Levi) Peterson of Hopkinsville, KY.  Friends may call at 10 Endo Drive, Charleston, SC 29407.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Barrett Lee Kinlock


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The relatives and friends of Mr. BarrettKinlock, Barrett Lee Kinlock who entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and those of his mother, Aundrea Kinlock; those of his wife, Vanita Brown; those of his children, Jonah Green, Bariona Kinlock and Talena Kinlock-Brown; and those of his siblings, Travis Kinlock, Charles Kinlock, Megan Kinlock, Felicia Kinlock, and Adrienne Kinlock are invited to attend his celebration of life service on Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:00PM at Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3914 Dorchester Road, N. Charleston, SC; Pastor Eugene J. Hamilton.  Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery.  Mr. Kinlock will repose from 6:00PM – 8:00PM on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Mortuary for an informal visitation. 

Eugene Richardson

The relatives and friends of Mr. Eugene Richardson and those of his wife, the late Mrs. Shirley Conyers Richardson; and those of his children, Mrs. Vashti Richardson, Mrs. Shirley (Michael L.) Richards, Mrs. Wanda (Stephen) Jessamay, and Mr. Joseph Derrick (Alfreda Jamison) Richardson are invited to attend his home going service on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:00AM at Bethel AME Church, 407 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC; Rev. Johnny Byrd, Pastor. 

Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. 

Mr. Richardson will repose this evening from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Mortuary for an informal visitation. 

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Mr. Eugene Richardson 84 of North Eugene RichardsonCharleston, SC entered into eternal rest on Saturday, September 6, 2014.  Mr. Richardson was the husband of the late Mrs. Shirley Conyers Richardson; the father of Mrs. Vashti Richardson, Mrs. Shirley (Michael L.) Richards, Mrs. Wanda (Stephen) Jessamay, and Mr. Joseph Derrick (Alfreda Jamison) Richardson.  The family will receive friends at 8712 Birnam Court  (White Hall Subdivision) North Charleston, SC.  The funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Philip Drayton

The relatives and friends of Mr. Philip Drayton, Sr. and those of his wife, the late Mary E. Drayton; those of his parents, the late John & Evelina Drayton; and those of his children, Lonie (Linda) Ritter, Philip (Hope) Drayton, Jr., Julious Drayton, Harold Drayton, Michael Drayton, Mary Ann Holdbrooks, Theodore Drayton and Pam (Joe) West are invited to attend his home going service on Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:00AM at St. Peters AME Church, 4650 Sanders Ave., N. Charleston, SC; Rev. Robert E. Kennedy, Pastor. 

Interment will follow at Mt. Nebo AME Church Cemetery, Adams Run, SC. 

Mr. Drayton will repose this evening from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Church. 

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Mr. Philip Drayton entered intoDrayton, Philip eternal rest on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  Mr. Drayton was the husband of the late Mary E. Drayton; the son of the late John & Evelina Drayton; the father of Lonnie (Linda) Ritter, Philip (Hope) Drayton, Jr., Julious Drayton, Harold Drayton, Michael Drayton, Mary Ann Holdbrooks, Theodore Drayton and Pam (Joe) West.  The family will receive friends at 4670 Sanders Ave., N. Charleston, SC.  The funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. 

Charles W. White

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The relatives and friends ofWhite, Charles Mr. Charles W. White, who entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 23, 2014 and those of his wife, Albertha White; those of his children, Joyce (Darryl) Tolbert, Sonya White-Pickett, Melody Troy White and the late Pamela Ellington; those of his grandchildren, Andre’ Ward, Antonia Ward, Reginald White and Joseph Chatman; and those of his nieces and nephews, Mike, Derrick, Dexter and Michelle Dingle and Timothy Gordon are invited to attend his home going service on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:00AM at Hilton’s Mortuary. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  There will not be a wake service.  The family will receive friends at 2656 S. Allen Drive, N. Charleston, SC.

Robert Lee Riley

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The relatives and friends of Mr. RobertRiley, Robert L Lee Riley, who entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 22, 2014 and those of his wife, Eunice Riley; those of his parents, the late Pettis and the late Sallie Riley; those of his children, Carol Riley of Brunswick, GA, Janice Riley, Roschelle McIntosh, Pamela Riley, all of Charleston, SC, Tyrone Riley of Brunswick, GA and Clarence Ozell Matthews of Charleston, SC; and those of his siblings, Annie “May” Prizzie, Lizzie “Ola” Harris, Carrie Franklin and Willie B. Riley are invited to attend his home going service on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:00AM at Rock of Truth Ministries, 5000 Gaynor Ave., N. Charleston, SC; Bishop Ronald K. Anderson.  Interment will follow at Monrovia Cemetery.  Mr. Riley will repose at the Mortuary from 6:00PM – 8:00PM on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 for an informal visitation.  The family will receive friends at 2691 Olympia Ave., N. Charleston, SC.