Category Archives: Obituaries

Ronald Black, Jr.

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Ronald Black, Jr, 66, husband of Mary Black, of St. Stephen, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

Frankie Fender

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Frankie Fender, 44, wife of Kevin Fender, of Summerville, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

Arllys Drane

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Arllys Drane, 91, of Austin Tx, a housewife, passed away Monday January 22, 2018. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services, North Charleston.

Dorothy Kelso

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Dorothy Kelso, 84, of Norh Charleston, a secretary, passed away Sunday January 21, 2018. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services, North Charleston.

Jane Wilson

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Jane Wilson, 89, of Summerville, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

Zachary Fortner

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Zachary Fortner, 36, of Summerville, a Installer and husband to Brittany Fortner, passed away Thursday January 18, 2018. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services, North Charleston.

Michael Allen Frances Dufour

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Michael was born on December 18, 1956 in Charleston SC, son of Robert and Dolores (Mathys) Dufour. He was educated at Bishop England. Michael worked as a tailor for Alterations by Dolores in North Charleston. Michael also known as “Buddha” enjoyed fishing, building and repairing things, the fair, Christmas lights, collecting antiques and anything Egyptian, and gardening. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his daughter.

Survivors include his mother, Dolores Dufour of North Charleston, his wife Tara Goldstein of Goose Creek, his daughter Kalie Ann Goldstein Dufour of Goose Creek, his brothers Jerry Francis, Paul Ray Francis, Mark Clark of SC, uncle Michael Kelly,  and his sisters Mary Francis Goodale and Pamela Bosshart of SC. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his father Robert Dufour, his granddaughter Khloe Ann Paul, his brothers Sebastian Clayton Francis Jr and John Anthony Dufour.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday January 24, 2018 from 2-3pm at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services, located at 7475 Peppermill Parkway- Ste.E , North Charleston Sc 29418 ; phone number 843-767-8057. 

 

Michael Mahoney

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Michael Mahoney, 69, of Moncks Corner, a Courier Driver and husband to Peggy McElveen, passed away Saturday January 20, 2018. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services, North Charleston.

Dr. Dean Backstrom

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Dr. Dean Backstrom passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was a resident of Seabrook Island, SC. Dr Backstrom, a physician, was 67 years old. He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore Md, in 1975, and did his residency at Dartmouth Medical Center in New Hampshire. He served as a Medical Director in multiple hospitals, as well as having his private practice in Florida for many years. His career spanned over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, son Jordan, stepson Derek, daughters-in-law Hayley and Misty, and grandchildren Kilia, Ava, Rowan and Alexander. Surviving relatives also include a brother, John, sister-in-law Grace and niece Sarah.

Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services, North Charleston, SC. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, where Dr Backstrom had done consulting.