Kathryn Bennett

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Kathryn Mary Bennett, 70 of Goose Creek , SC passed away peacefully December 9, 2017 . She was born on August 7, 1947 in Albany, NY, to Fred and Mary Wagoner.

Kathryn is survived by her husband, Al Bennett; children, Victoria and Mark Bennett; grandchildren, Joshua, Justin, Zachary, Austin, Jessica, and Mary; and three great-grandchildren, Leah, Emmett, and Levi. Kathryn was also the sister to ten brothers and three sisters.

The family will receive friends at Simplicity: Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services – Summerville Chapel (281 Treeland Drive, Ladson, SC 29456), on Thursday, December 14th, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice (1470 Tobias Gadson Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407).

Hilda Pendarvis Kizer

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Dorchester –  Hilda Pendarvis Kizer entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 9, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at noon on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Zion United Methodist Church, 1194 Zion Road in Dorchester, SC. The family will receive friends an hour prior to service at the church. Services will be officiated by Ronnie Brewer and John Carrington.

Hilda was born December 17, 1927, the only daughter of the late Joseph David and Jessie-Stephens Pendarvis. A lifelong resident of South Carolina, Hilda graduated from Saint George high school in 1944, immediately beginning her work at the Charleston Navy Shipyard three days later on June third. She rose in the ranks from clerk-typist through comptroller, ending her career as Assistant Chief of Staff for Administration, Navy Base Charleston. Her 52 years of service were highly recognized through awards and commendations across the years, including the medals of Meritorious Civilian Service and Superior Civilian Service. She served under several Navy admirals who became treasured friends. After retiring in 1996, she enjoyed spending time with her children and family and adding to her many collections of teapots, frogs, and elephants. Her favorite time of the year was always Christmas when she would transform her already beautiful house into a Christmas wonderland. She filled every room with Christmas trees themed to the room itself and brought out all her favorite Christmas ornaments and decorations. All of this done with the unending help of her daughter-in-law Trisha.

In addition to her parents, Hilda is predeceased by her husband William Shealy Kizer Sr. and her brother Joseph David Pendarvis Jr. She is survived by her three children Donna K. Heatherington (Ed), William S. “Billy” Kizer Jr. (Patricia), and Steven D. Kizer (Susan Weick); grandchildren, Christopher Kizer (Jenny), Nicklous Kizer (Brandi Kizer), John Heatherington, and Shealie Kizer (Tyler Palmer); great grandchildren, Sidney and Christopher Mullican, Kaylee Kizer, and Maddox Osbourne; brother, Zonnie Pendarvis (Phyllis) and a sister in law, Dorothy Pendarvis. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Hilda Kizer, please send contributions to Zion United Methodist Church, Dorchester, SC or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are being held by Simplicity Lowcountry, North Charleston Chapel.

Martha Fender

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Martha Elizabeth Fender (61) of Charleston, South Carolina passed away at MUSC hospital peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday December 6th, 2017.  She was born on September 11, 1956 In Charleston, South Carolina to the late  James Hansford Fender (Father) and Louise Elizabeth Fender (Mother). In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother, Matthew Fender and uncle Gilbert Simms Fender.

Martha is survived by her husband Steve Larkin Canady,Mother-in-law Sadie Mae (Bryant) Canady, Sister-In-Law Anglee Canady; Sons by Marriage, Derek Larkin Canady and Travis Newton Canady and his wife Rene’ and three grandchildren, Bishop Thomas Canady,Blake Austin Canady and Cheyenne Dee Canady; her brothers, Stephen Fender and David Fender ,her niece Dawn and husband Hank; her aunt Kathleen (Fender) Hyer and her husband Evans;her aunt Sarette Fender, wife of deceased uncle Gilbert Fender and daughters, Becky and Vicki Fender; her adopted sister and best friend Barbara Roberston and husband Ben, all of Charleston,along with many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Martha was a standout student in the 1977 graduating class at the University of South Carolina, with a Bachelors of Art in History.  She worked for the human resources department of Charleston County for many years and retired.

Martha had many passions and hobbies.  playing both chess and checkers, coloring with her grandkids, and watching football.Martha  was an avid reader all of her life and well-versed in history, cultures, and geography and so much more. She is fondly remembered as always having an open door and a big heart to anyone and everyone who was in need.

A Memorial Celebration will be held at her place of residence and childhood home at a later date to be announced. Contributions can be sent to The Canady house at 517 Mutual drive Charleston, SC 29414.  The Family extends their appreciation to all for your love,support and prayers at this time.

Arrangements are handled by Simplicity: Lowcountry Cremation (7475 Peppermill Parkway, North Charleston, SC 29418.) Thank you for your love and support.

Daniel Dilley

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Daniel Dilley, 20, a chef of Goose Creek, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services- North Charleston.

Edna Livey

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Edna Livey, 90, a secretary of North Charleston passed away Friday, December 08, 2017. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services- North Charleston.

Raymond “Frosty” Almers

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Raymond “Frosty” Almers, 70, of Summerville, South Carolina  passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 7. He was born on April 7, 1947 in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Robert and Lois (Shealy) Almers.


Raymond  is survived by his wife of 49 years, Margaret Almers; his children, Paige (Les) Taylor; Amy (Roger) Hampton; and Travis (Elizabeth) Almers; his grandchildren, Hunter, Lacy, Colby, Luke, Abby, Reed, and Campbell; and his sister, Barbara Matthews.


Raymond was in the first graduating class of Baptist College. He was a mentor to several young engineers at the shipyard, and throughout his career as a nuclear engineer.


An ideal day for Raymond was at the lake surrounded by his family.


A visitation will take place at New Hope United Methodist Church (1253 Jedburg Road) on December 9 from 12:00PM  –  1:00PM with funeral services immediately following at 1:00PM with Rev. Larry Bradberry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Life Care Center of Charleston (2600 Elms Plantation Blvd., 29406.)


Arrangements are handled by Simplicity: Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services, Inc. – Summerville location.

Terri Ann Swanson

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Terri Ann Swanson, 59, an Esthetician of Mt. Pleasant passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services- North Charleston.

Michael A. Burnette, Sr.

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Michael “Anthony” Burnette Sr., 66 of North Charleston, SC, formerly of Bluefileld, WV, passed away after a long illness, Saturday, December 2, 2017 with his family at his side at home.

Anthony was the son of the late Ben Burnette Sr. and Virginia I. Burnette.

Other than his parents, Anthony was preceded in death by one brother Ben Burnette Jr., sisters Zona Anderson and Brenda Crow.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 46 years, Linda(Carter) Burnette, son, Michael Anthony Burnette Jr., daughter, Heather Burnette and granddaughter, Khloe Burnette all of N. Charleston, SC, one brother, Virgil Burnette of LaPlata, MD, one sister, Mary Sue Danie  ley of Radford, VA.

He also leaves a host of very special nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Anthony was a former coal miner before he moved to South Carolina.  He went on to work as a supervisor of maintenance at several apartment complexes in the Charleston area.  He loved to hunt and fish.

Later in the year, there will be a memorial service held for family and friends to celebrate his life in Bluefield, WV.

Denise Tomlin

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Denise Tomlin, 69, of Ladson, SC, passed away Sunday, December 3rd, 2017.  She was born August 17th, 1948 in San Francisco, California. She attended North Charleston High School and later received degrees in criminal justice and was a certified nurse’s assistant.

Throughout her lifetime, Denise traveled the world, living in various countries and states. She thoroughly appreciated the arts, including handcrafts, music, and dance. She frequented dance competitions alongside her brother and friends. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and was a caring and thoughtful mother to her three children. In her retirement, she enjoyed collecting trinkets and savored the taste of chocolate and a cold Coca-Cola.

She is survived by her mother, Helen R. Cook; her brother William E. Cook (Carol); her sister, Danielle Gomez (Joseph); three sons, James D. Ezzell (Margie), John E. Ezzell (Laura), Victor J. Kelley III; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services, 281 Treeland Dr., Ladson SC 29456 from 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, December 7, 2017.