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Joyce Myers

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Joyce Myers, 78, of Moncks Corner, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

William “Bill” Elliott Tucker

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William “Bill” Elliott Tucker passed away November 5, 2017 after a year long battle with liver disease.


Bill was born on November 3, 1963, the youngest child of the late William F and Dixie Starnes Tucker. Bill graduated from R.B. Stall High School in 1981 and then worked in the HVAC industry.  He worked for Atlas Electric and the CCSD for most of his career.

Bill is survived by his sister, Ginger; brother, Jerry and his wife, Leslie; nieces, Melissa, Angie, Ashley, Amanda and nephew Andrew; several grand nephews, a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.  He is also survived by many life long friends and neighbors.

Ginger and the family would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our friends and neighbors for their gracious and endless support during Bill’s illness. The family would also like to express their sincerest thanks to Roper Hospice and the many nurses and skilled professionals who took such great care of Bill.  To Eddie, Cat, Amber, Zan, Bent and so many others.

A memorial service will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12 pm at Simplicity Lowcountry, North Charleston Chapel, 7475 Peppermill Parkway Suite E, North Charleston.  The family ask that everyone dress casual.




Paul “Kent” Murray

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Paul “Kent” Murray, 77, returned to his heavenly home on November 14, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Kent was born to the late Herman and Lois Murray in New Kensington, PA on January 13, 1940.  He leaves his beloved wife of 52 years, Sally (Wertzberger); his sons Casey Murray (Brenda) and Michael Murray (Latoya) and his sister Ann Boniface.

After graduating from New Kensington High School in 1957, he attended Penn State University, graduating in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in History.  Kent spent 30 years working in the oil industry for Sunoco.  After retiring, he enjoyed working at the Palmetto County Park in Mount Pleasant, SC.

A celebration of life service will be held at Seacoast Church 750 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant SC 29464.  Donations will go toward local missions.

Frances Sease

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Frances  Sease, 78, of Goose Creek, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

Dennis Norek

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Dennis Norek, 65, husband of JoAnn Norek, of North Charleston, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

Patricia Wright

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Patricia Wright, 49, a criminal profiler of Charleston passed away November 12, 2017. Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services- North Charleston.

Lillian Pruett

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Lillian D Pruett , 81 , of Charleston , South Carolina passed away November 10, 2017 at Hospice Center of Hospice of Charleston Mount Pleasant , South Carolina . She was born on October 14, 1936 in Enterprise, AL. to the late Henry and Lillian DeJarnette .

Lillian Pruett, affectionately know as “Betty” by her family and close friends loved all that life had to offer. While she held several jobs over her career, her greatest love could be found in numerous social ventures including the Silverlake Bridge Club and Augusta Ballroom Dance. Lillian’s ability to demonstrate a high degree of skill and flare in the home kitchen, learned from her mother, grandmother and mother-in-law yielded complete and perfect meals, deserts and confections for any and all to enjoy. Not being limited to inside the home, she was able to produce year round blooms and vegetables for all seasons in her gardens that were enjoyed by all who knew her.

Lillian’s undeniable love of God, her family, friends and country was in the forefront of her mind until her last breath. Her imprint on our lives is indelible and we are better because of her.

Lillian is survived by  Sons David Pruett (Mary) of Charleston, SC, Henry Pruett (Cynthia) of Evans, GA and daughter Susanne Paseur (Raymond) of Charleston, SC and 4 grand children. Siblings include Susan DeJarnette Calhoun (Frank) Pensacola, FL., Charles DeJarnette and James DeJarnette (Sandra) of Enterprise, AL. and numerous nephews, nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jack Pruett and her parents Henry DeJarnette and Lillian DeJarnette.

Private services will be held at the family home.

Rebecca Joyce Wright

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Rebecca Joyce Wright, 77, of St. George, passed away on Friday. Funeral services will take place at Simplicity: Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services – Summerville Location (281 Treeland Drive, Suite C, Ladson, SC 29456) on Monday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements were made by Simplicity.