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GOLDEN, DOROTHY SCOTT, 63, of St. Matthews, S.C.
Golden passed away on June 10, 1998. She was born in Wilmington, Del. She attended Faith Baptist Church in St. Matthews, where she served as a deaconess. She also spent some time in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she attended the Victory Christian Center, 5000 42nd Ave. N. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Robert, of 46 years; five children; and five grandchildren.
Dorothy was a loving mother and a strong personality. She loved cooking for her family and listening to gospel music. She was a member of the Passavant Auxiliary, the Morgan County Genealogical Society, and the Salvation Army Auxiliary. Dorothy and Herb traveled extensively throughout Europe and had a lovely home at Sea Ranch in Sonoma County.
The family is thankful for the many blessings she received over the years. The funeral service was held June 30 at Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home in Palm Harbor. Dorothy Scott Golden, 63, was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a Korean War veteran. She is survived by her daughter Vanessa Blosser and son-in-law, David Goldman.
Gilbert Golden was born in Augusta, Georgia, and attended the Cape Girardeau Central High School. He served as President of the Brotherhood, a Sunday School teacher, and a Deacon in the church. He was employed by Pittsburg Steel for many years. He was also a member of the Westvaco Bowling League. She answered God’s call on December 1, 2013.
A. Dale Gunter Funeral Home in St. Matthews, S.C., is in charge of the arrangements. Shirley Golden, 63, and Dorothy Scott Golden, 66, of St. Matthews, S.C., are the survivors of this loving woman. The family will share the details of her passing at a later date.
Harrison Joseph Geer, 92, of Pinellas Park, Fla., passed away on July 1, 1998. He served 21 years in the Navy and three years in the Army. He served aboard the destroyer USS Ellyson and escorted the USS Missouri to the Japanese surrender in World War II. He earned a commendation medal for his mine-sweeping operations in the China Sea. His retirement from Rutland Bank is a tribute to his service and his love for family and friends.
The alma mater of the deceased, Almena L. Myers, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2018. Born in Tatum, South Carolina, Almena was raised by her grandparents and accepted Christ at a young age. She attended public schools in Marlboro County. In 1953, she graduated from Claflin College, now known as Claflin University, where she earned a B.S. degree in health and physical education. In addition to her undergraduate degree, Almena also earned her graduate studies in education from South Carolina State University and Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.
In addition to her exemplary career, Mrs. Thompson left a lasting legacy by loving her family. She was married to the late Reverend Dr. Thomas L. Myers for 52 years. She was the mother of Thomasena Denise Myers Wood. Her daughter, Thomasena, was the proudest recipient of her father’s love and affection. Her son-in-law, Dr. Eric K. Wood, Sr., is survived by two daughters and a son.
Tommy Moseley passed away on March 30, 2019. He was a beloved husband to Peggy Leighton, who was an excellent musician. He was also a loving father to three daughters. She is survived by seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice and Dr. Hewitt at the Ralph H. Johnson VA in Charleston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to these organizations.
Margaret Marie Bair Shaffer
Margaret Marie Bair Shaffer, 76, died Monday. She lived at 3236 Bamberg Road. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Northside Baptist Church. She was a resident of Orangeburg, SC. She was the daughter of Jacob Sylvester Bair. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and Northside Baptist Church. She graduated from Orangeburg High School.
Surviving family members include James Franklin Sweatman, husband of Susan S. Boze and Richard Rinehart. Other family members include Elizabeth Boze and Joseph Rinehart. Her half brother, Richard Mitchell, is also a pallbearer. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Ruth Thompson. She is survived by her children and grandchildren. The Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. in Orangeburg, SC, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ann Sheaffer was a homemaker and employed at Benner’s Restaurant in Millerstown RR2 from 1975-1997. She was also a member of Bunkertown Church of the Brethren and the Reliance Hose Company Ambulance League in Middleburg. She loved to quilt and bake cookies. The funeral will be held at the George P. Garman Funeral Home in McAlisterville, SC. The Rev. Roger Womer will officiate.