Dedicated wife and loving mother, Gail Whitaker Kilgore (Dothan, Alabama) entered into eternal rest on October 16, 2017 after losing her battle to Parkinson’s. A resident of The Bridge of Charleston, South Carolina, Gail was 80 years old. Born on November 2, 1936, Gail was a devoted member of Grandview Baptist Church in Dothan until her retirement when she joined the fellowship at Judson Baptist Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Gail was active in the choir and cooked for the church for many years. She provided floral arrangements for the church as part of the Flower Committee, often with roses grown in the home garden. Gail found joy in accompanying her husband and children on several mission trips. She had a genuine love for people and was considered a wonderful cook and a gracious hostess. She enjoyed needlework, music, home decorating, fishing, vacationing in the mountains, and gathering with family. Gail was fond of decorating for the holidays, especially Christmas. She was a friend to all and loved by many. A graduate of Dothan High School, Gail started her career in banking at Dothan Bank & Trust. She was proprietor of The Wax Burner & Things in Northside Mall, operating for over 11 years prior to returning to banking with SouthTrust Bank. Upon her retirement, she relocated from Dothan to the family lake house on Thomas Mill Creek, Lake Eufaula. Gail is predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Robert Oliver Kilgore, of Dothan as well as her father, Earnest Theopolis Whitaker, and her mother Nancy Caroline (Calhoun) Whitaker, and her brothers Ernest LaDon Whitaker and Bryant Woodrow Whitaker, all of Dothan. Survivors include son Robert Steven Kilgore, and granddaughter Taylor Jeffcoat; son Kirk Jason Kilgore (Cynthia Jones), and four step-grandchildren. Also surviving are her niece Cecelia Whitaker Wager (Mike), their children and grandchildren, and nephew Brad Whitaker (Pam) and their children and grandchildren. Immediate correspondence with the family should be directed to 130 McKelvey Place, Goose Creek, SC 29445. Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later time.
Rose Anne Tumblin, 73, of North Charleston passed away October 16, 2017. She was the spouse of Jerry Tumblin and was a housewife. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services- North Charleston.
Gaetano “Guy” Rampone a retired Army Special Forces veteran, went to be with his Heavenly Father on October 16, 2017. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Simplicity: Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services’ Summerville chapel (281 Treeland Drive, Ladson, SC 29456).
William Utter, 78, husband of Beverly Utter, retired Navy veteran, of St. Stephen, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.
Jeanette E Darnell, 75, of Hanahan, South Carolina passed away October 12, 2017 at Trident Medical Center North Charleston, South Carolina. She was born on August 1, 1942 in Bamberg, South Carolina to the late Charlie and Elizabeth (Smoak) Elkins. Jeanette was a long time dispatcher for many trucking companies. She left that career and spent the last few years prior to her retirement working for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. When Jeanette was not working, she enjoyed finding treasures and bargain shopping at local thrift stores. She would often find cookbooks that she enjoyed collecting and reading. Jeanette also enjoyed singing; she would say “The Lord said make a joyful noise.” which she did. She was known as “Grandma” to friends of the children, church family. Her pastor knew her as “Trouble”. Her world was her grandchildren. Jeanette loved and cherished all the time that she could spend with them. She will be truly missed by those she loved and those that loved her.
Jeanette is survived by her daughters: Cynthia Williams, Sandra Parker (John), grandchildren: Heather Nieto (Geovanni), Adam Williams, great grandchildren: CJ, Ricky and Luke that will treasure her memory.
She was preceded in death by a son: Charles “Chuck” Darnell, Jr., a granddaughter: Brandi Williams and a grandson: Elijah Gaillard, and a brother: CB Elkins
The family will receive friends at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services, 7475 Peppermill Parkway, N. Charleston SC, 29418 on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6PM until 8PM. Funeral services will be at Remount Baptist Church, 1520 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12 PM with Pastor Joe Traynham officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Plantation Memorial Gardens, 3345 South Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner SC 29461 following the service.
Stephen Winter, 59, of Ridgeville, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. A memorial service will take place at our Summerville Chapel (281 Treeland Drive, Ladson, SC 29456) on Thursday, August 19 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services – Summerville.
James Spivey, 78, husband of Regina Spivey, retired Navy submarine force veteran, of Goose Creek, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.
Roland Zeigler, Sr., 84, a former Outboard Mechanic of Ravenel, passed away October 11, 2017. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services- North Charleston.