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Michael Simpson Sr.

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Michael Simpson Sr. of North Simpson , MichaelCharleston, SC entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  Mr. Simpson was the husband  of Keisha Simpson;  the son of Mrs. Delores Simpson and the late Jacob Simpson; father  of Michael (Brittany) Simpson, Derrick M. Simpson, Erika M. Simpson and Prima Davis; and the  Brother  of Gregory (Amanda) Simpson, Tyee (Jeremiah) Smith, and Veronica Jones .Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. 

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Dorothy Ann Wigfall Sullivan

The relatives and friends of Mrs. Dorothy Ann Wigfall Sullivan and those of her husband, the late Langston Sullivan, Jr.; those of her parents, the late Aaron and Tenia Wigfall; those of her children, Don Carlos (Mea) McWhorter, Rosario (Cessi) McWhorter, Synovia (Reginald) Johnson, Tomeaka (Sylvanus) Edeogho, Richard (Lisa) Sullivan, and Tashma (Travis) Sullivan-Manigault; and those of her siblings, Rebecca (John) Daniels, and Jennie Lee (Marlin) Clemons are invited to attend her home going service on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 3:00PM at New Francis Brown United Methodist Church, 2517 Corona Street, N. Charleston, SC; Rev. Harold G. Gordon, Pastor.

Interment will follow at Riverview Memorial Park. 

Mrs. Sullivan will repose this evening from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the church. 

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Mrs. Dorothy Ann Wigfall Sullivan entered Sullivan, Dorothyinto eternal rest on Monday, April 20, 2015. Ms. Sullivan was the wife of the late Langston Sullivan, Jr.; the daughter of the late Aaron and Tenia Wigfall; the mother of Don Carlos (Mea) McWhorter, Rosario (Cessi) McWhorter, Synovia (Reginald) Johnson, Tomeaka (Sylvanus) Edeogho, Richard (Lisa) Sullivan, and Tashma (Travis) Sullivan-Manigault; and the sister of Rebecca (John) Daniels, and Jennie Lee (Marlin) Clemons. The funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Laling Doyle

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  The relatives and friends of Ms. Laling Doyle, LalingDoyle and those of her mother, Doris Hernandez; those of her children, Curtis (Nicolet) Heath, Breanna (Adriano) Heath, Kristasia Heath and Malik Haywood; those of her siblings, Sheila (Bruce) Carter, Serena (Cary) Gadson, Michael Dixon, Edwin (Shameika) Hammond and those of her other relatives and friends are invited to attend her home going service this morning, April 19, 2015, 11:00 AM at Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3914 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC.  Ms. Doyle will be laid to rest in Johnson Cemetery, North Charleston, SC. 

Nathaniel Morrison

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The relatives and friends of Mr. NathanielMorrison, Nathaniel Morrison who entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, and those of his wife, Evangelist Mary Morrison; those of his children, Linda (Troy) Mason, Carie Mitchell, Walter Mitchell, Matthew Morrison and Michael Morrison; those of his parents, the late Joseph and Annie Morrison; and those of his siblings, Alphonso (Lannette) Morrison, Jonie (David) Cherry, Vivian (Al) Williams, Joseph E. Morrison and Gladys M. Asky are invited to attend his home going service on Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:00AM at Hilton’s Mortuary.  Interment will follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC.  Mr. Morrison will repose this evening from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Mortuary for an informal visitation.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Heart Association, 409 King Street, Charleston, SC. 

Willie Brown, Sr.

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Mr. Willie Brown, Sr. of Cross, SC entered into Willie Brown, Sr2eternal rest on April 10, 2015.  Mr. Brown was the husband of Mrs. Rebecca Brown; the father of Wilhelmenia (Dwight) Weatherly, Sarah (Moses) Limehouse, Willie Brown, Jr., Gene E. (Renee) Brown, Victoria (Gerald) Patton, Maxine (Robert) Quin, Irving S. (Sharon) Brown, Rufus K. Brown, Isiah Brown, Lennis Brown, Glennis Brown and Valerie Brown.

Yvonne Mitchell

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The relatives and friends of Yvonne Marshell Yvonne MitchellMitchell and those of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Mitchell and Annie Mae Mitchell Simmons; those of her fiancé, Carl Willis; those of her siblings, Mrs. Shirley (Pastor Ronald) Anderson, Dorothy Mitchell, Mike (Carliss) Mitchell, Izene Mitchell, Johnnie Mae Thomas , Jacqueline Venning and the late Oregon Coward are invited to attend her home going service on Monday, April 13, 201, 12:00 noon at Rock of Truth Fellowship Center, 5000 Gaynor Ave., North Charleston, SC. The wake service for Ms. Mitchell will take place on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the church.  Ms. Mitchell entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 6, 2015.

Charles Edward Dean

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The relatives and friends of Mr. Charles Dean, CharlesEdward Dean who entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 4, 2015 and those of his wife, Mrs. Estelle Dean; those of his daughter, Charletta Marie (Paul) Staggers; those of his parents, the late Calvin & Amelia Dean; and those of his siblings, Barbara Dean (Kenneth) Clinton, Carolyn Dean, and Terry (Dee) Dean are invited to attend his celebration of life service on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00AM at Hilton’s Mortuary. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery.  Mr. Dean will repose from 6:00PM – 8:00PM on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Mortuary for an informal visitation. 

Hazel Harmon

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The relatives and friends of Ms.Harmon, Hazel Hazel Harmon who entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 5, 2015 and those of her husband, the late Bobby Harmon; those of her children, James (Connie) Frazier and Robert Frazier; those of her siblings, Coreen Johnson, Edward (Eartha Lee) Sam’I, and the late Louis Brown; those of her grandchildren, James C. Frazier, Khary (Shalona) Frazier, Shalarn (Jonathan) Johnson, Delisa Frazier and Lacosha (Quan) Evans; and those of her daughters-in-law, Cynthia Frazier and Annie Frazier are invited to attend her celebration of life service on Friday, April 10, 2015, 11:00AM at Ebenezer AME Church, 44 Nassau Street, Charleston, SC; Rev. William Swinton, Pastor.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Garden.  Ms. Harmon will repose this evening from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the church. 

Isaac Daniels

The relatives and friends of Mr. Isaac Daniels  and those of his wife,the late Mrs. Mildred Daniels, those of his children, Isaiah Daniels, Vina Daniels and Evelyn Williams; those of his siblings, Patricia Holmes and Barbara Gilzean and those of his other relatives and friends are invited to attend his home going service on Monday, April 13, 2015, 10:00 am in the Leroy W. Hilton Memorial Chapel. Mr. Daniels will be laid to rest in Beaufort National Cemetery.

Mr. Daniels will repose this evening at the funeral home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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Mr. Isaac Daniels of North Charleston, SC entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Mr. Daniels was the wife of the late Mrs. Mildred Daniels, the father of Isaiah Daniels, Vina Daniels and Evelyn Williams; the brother of Patricia Holmes and Barbara Gilzean. The funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. 

Leslie Davis

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The relatives and friends of Ms. Leslie Davis, LeslieVail Davis and those of her parents, the late Lewis and Catherine Atwater; those of her children, Rayelle (David) Sims, and Lewis Atwater; and those of her siblings, Rosalyn (Horace) Simmons, Yolanda Atwater, and Stephanie Michaels are invited to attend her home going service on Friday, April 10, 2015, 1:00PM at Hilton’s Mortuary.

Interment: Private. 

Ms. Davis will repose the evening of April 9th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Mortuary for an informal visitation. 

Mildred “Cookie” Pinckney

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The relatives and friends of Mrs.Pinckney, Mildred Mildred “Cookie” Pinckney and those of her husband, Mr. Joseph Pinckney; those of her children,  Mr. Terrell M. Pinckney and Ms. Ashley D. Pinckney; those of her grandchildren,  Jasmines S., Evan M., Tyler R., Reagan N. Pinckney and Kingston J. Holmes; those of her siblings, Mary Ann Smith Boggins, Betty J. Seay, Pamela Jenkins, Wanda J. Bryant and Tonya (Frank) Lancaster; those of her sisters in law, Sara Ferguson, Mary P. Soberanis, Marsha Murray; those of her brothers in law, Ephriam Murray, Jerome (Charlene ) Murray and Tyrone Murray and those of her other relatives and friends are invited to attend her home going service on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 11:00 AM at Victory Baptist Church, 1223 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC. Rev. Dr. Clary Samuels, Pastor. Mrs. Pinckney departed this life on April 2, 2015.  There will be no visitation or viewing for Mrs. Pinckney this evening. Mrs. Pinckney will be laid to rest in Johnson Cemetery, North Charleston, SC. 

Lula Grant


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We sorrowfully regret to informGrant, Lula you that Mrs. Lula B. Grant, 90, of N. Charleston, SC entered into eternal rest on March 30, 2015. Born May 18, 1924,she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John (Catherine) Middleton. She was wed in holy matrimony to the late Rev. Marion Grant. She is survived by her children: Benjamin (Joyce) Grant of Summerville, SC; Sandra (Henry) Jones of Pompano Beach, FL; and Jacqueline (Clarence) Heyward of North Charleston, SC; one sister Ms. Bertha Bennett, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. 

Ray Anthony Green

The relatives and friends of Mr. Ray Anthony Green and those of his wife, Annette Green; those of his parents, Thomas and Leola Wright; those of his children, Sylvan Green, Antwon (Davida) Green and Zenon Green; and those of his siblings, Thomasina (Lucky) Estrada, Sharon (Michael) Arthur, Kevin (Willie Mae) Green and the late Randy Green are invited to attend his home going service on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:00 am in the Leroy W. Hilton Memorial Chapel. Mr. Green will be laid to rest in Beaufort National Cemetery.

There will be no viewing or visitation this evening. 

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Mr. Ray Anthony Green entered into bluffton grayeternal rest on Thursday, March 26, 2015.  Mr. Green was the husband of Annette Green; the son of Thomas and Leola Wright; the father of Sylvan Green, Antwon (Davida) Green and Zenon Green; and the brother of Thomasina (Lucky) Estrada, Sharon (Michael) Arthur, Kevin (Willie Mae) Green and the late Randy Green.  The funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. 

Abraham Ward

The relatives and friends of Mr. Abraham Ward and those of his wife, Lulamae Stewart Ward; those of his parents, the late Neomi and Louis Ward; those of his stepmother, Helen Ward; those of his siblings, Vermelle (Aubrey) Smith, Charlotte (Larry) Delesline, Maybella (Kermit) Lomax, Iris Poole, Gerald Doyle, Arthur Ward and the late Louis Ward, Jr.; those of his children, Brittaney Ward, Pierre (Tenita) Stewart, Courtney Stewart, Daniel Stewart, Lauren (Malcolm) Deas and Tierra Stewart; those of his grandchildren, Aidyn and Jordan Stewartand those of his other relatives and friends are invited to attend his home going service on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 12:00 noon at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Mr. Ward will be laid to rest in Johnson Cemetery.

Mr. Ward will repose this evening at the funeral home from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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Mr. Abraham Ward of 12 Cyprus Court,Ward, Abraham Goose Creek, SC entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  Mr. Ward was the husband of Lulamae Stewart Ward; the son of the late Neomi and Louis Ward; stepson of Helen Ward; brother of Vermelle (Aubrey) Smith, Charlotte (Larry) Delesline, Maybella (Kermit) Lomax, Iris Poole, Gerald Doyle, Arthur Ward and the late Louis Ward, Jr.; father of Brittaney Ward, Pierre (Tenita) Stewart, Courtney Stewart, Daniel Stewart, Lauren (Malcolm) Deas and Tierra Stewart; grandfather of Aidyn and Jordan Stewart.  Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. 

TraAshia Gillespie


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The relatives and friends of Ms. TraAshia Gillespie who entered into eternal rest on  Monday, March 23, 2015, and those of her parents, Stephen & Wanda Manigault and Troy Gillespie; those of her children, Jaiden Gillespie and Christopher “CJ” Carroll; and those of her siblings, Breonna McSwain, Jamar, Janeice, Alexis, and Ambria Gillespie are invited to attend her home going celebration on Saturday, March 28, 2015, 11:00AM at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 E. Montague Ave., N. Charleston, SC; Rev. Dr. Nelson B. Rivers, III, Pastor. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Garden.  Ms. Gillespie will repose from 6:00PM – 8:00PM on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Mortuary. 

Marvizi Darvin Maxwell


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The relatives and friends of Marvizi Maxwell, MarviziDarvin Maxwell who departed this life on Saturday, March 21, 2015 and those of his parents, Marvin D. and Latesha S. Maxwell; those of his siblings, Daniel Dennis, Marvin F. Maxwell, Aryonna Maxwell, Marquise Maxwell, Hendrick Fulmore, Monia Maxwell, Markell Maxwell, Rashid Fulmore, Isaiah Jenkins, Treyvon Dennis, Marvin D. Maxwell, Tar’layisha Dennis, Martiva Maxwell, Martrez Maxwell and Madison Maxwell; those of his grandparents, Mrs. Gwendolyn Maxwell, Mrs. Elaine (Maurice) Mack and Mr. Harry (Sabrina) Dennis; and those of his great grandfather, Mr. Robert Dennis are invited to attend his home going service on Friday, March 27, 2015, 11:00AM at St. Peters AME Church, 4650 Sanders Ave., N. Charleston, SC; Rev. Robert Kennedy, Pastor.  Interment will follow at St. Peters AME Church Cemetery.  Marvizi will repose this evening at the Mortuary until 5:00PM.

Alea Smith


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The relatives and friends of Smith, AleaMs. Alea Daneen Smith who entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, and those of her parents, Judith Lilly and the late Ralph Aikens; those of her children, Jonathan Arthur, Alexis Jernay, and Jaylen Isaiah Smith, are invited to attend her home going celebration on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:00AM at Hilton’s Mortuary.  Interment will follow at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC.  Ms. Smith will repose the evening of Tuesday, March 24th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Mortuary for an informal visitation. 


Harry Ferguson


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Mr. Harry Ferguson of North Charleston,Ferguson, Harry SC entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 20, 2015. Mr. Ferguson was the husband of Mrs. Edna Ferguson; the son of Mr. Peter and Sarah Williams Ferguson and the father of Felicia Wilson.  The funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. 

Oregon Louise Coward


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The relatives and friends of Mrs. Oregon Oregon CowardLouise Coward and those of her daughter Ms. April Frasier; those of her son, Mr. Desmond Frasier; those of her siblings, Shirley (Pastor Ronald) Anderson, Dorothy Mitchell, Yvonne Mitchell, Izena Mitchell, Johnnie Mae Thomas and Mikiel (Carliss) Mitchell are invited to attend her home going service on Monday, March 23, 2015, 11:00 AM at the Rock of Truth Deliverance Temple, 5000 Gaynor Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405, Pastor Ronald Anderson Eulogist. Mrs. Coward departed this life on March 17, 2015. Mrs. Coward’s visitation service will take place on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the church from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM and the family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.