Category Archives: Obituaries

Kitty Bodkin Reed Hall

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Kitty Bodkin Reed Hall, of Summerville, SC died Friday, January 12th, 2018.  A funeral service will be held Friday January 19th, 2018 in the Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Chapel (281 Treeland Drive, Ladson, SC) at 2:00 pm.  The family will also receive friends afterwards at the VFW Hall located at 1141 S Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner, SC from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm.

Kitty Hall was born December 21st, 1946 in Plainview, TX; she was the daughter of Bruce Bodkin and Vivianne Lescault Bodkin. Kitty worked for many years as a property manager for several different communities helping and assisting tenants. She was the co-owner of Mad Mom Towing in Summerville, SC.,  a victim’s advocate for MADD, an American Red Cross volunteer, the Secretary of the Hell Hole Chapter of ABATE, and a friend to everyone.  She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.

Kitty left behind her life-mate Charles Nunnally of Summerville, SC , D. Scott Hall (Gwen) of San Antonio, TX, Angela Polikoff (Scott) of Summerville, SC, Deanna Hall Kitchens of Summerville, SC, Christina Wright of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Michelle Hale (Jeff) of Goose Creek, SC,  Michael Hall (Sheryl) of Goose Creek, SC,  Alia Reed of Portland, OR and Krista Anderson (Brian) of Colonial Beach, VA,  Thomas Nelson and Scott Nelson  of Summerville, SC who thought of her as Mom along with 14 other grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  She was predeceased by her husband Bill Hall and 2 sons Jason Reed and Michael Reed.

Memorials may be made to: Rogue Rescue and Sanctuary PO Box 11, Allendale, SC 29810.

Annie Miller

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Annie Miller, 90, of Summerville, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

Scott Sonnycalf

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It is with great sadness that the family of Scott Richard Sonnycalf announces his passing on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 28 years old. Scott will be forever remembered by his father, Rick (Deborah), his mother Ann Lee (Thomas), his older brother Brett (Haley), younger sister Katherine and nephew Logan.  Scott will also be remembered by his extended family and many friends.

Scott was greatly anticipating the next chapter of his life. He had enrolled in Trident Technical College to pursue a Physical Therapy degree.  Scott loved the gym and had a passion for fitness.

Scott made an impact on so many lives and had a smile that was so infectious that it would light up a room. He has left us all with so many memories that we will all cherish. We love you Scott.

A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Palmetto Community Church (1965 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414.) Arrangements are by Simplicity: Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services, Inc. – Summerville.

 

Sarah Painter

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Sarah Painter, 51, of Summerville, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

Johnny Gelzer

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Johnny Edward Gelzer, the youngest son of the late LeRoyce Gelzer Sr. and Caroline Gelzer of Summerville, SC entered into eternal rest on January 11, 2018 after his difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born October 5, 1954 in Charleston, SC.

Johnny is survived by his wife of 37 years, Wanda Gelzer; son, Scott Gelzer; daughter, Cassie Gelzer; and grandson Kai Gelzer; brother, LeRoyce “Pete” Gelzer Jr.; sisters, Patricia Newlin, and Faye Rickenbaker (Steve).

Johnny graduated Berkeley High School in 1972 and would later attend night classes at Charleston Southern University.  On January 23, 1981, he married Wanda Gelzer and raised their two kids, Scott and Cassie in Jedburg, SC.

Johnny began his career at the Navy Shipyard as a Planner and Estimator and eventually moved on to work at Charleston Water Systems up until his passing.

Johnny loved life, helping others and above all spending time with his wife, children and grandson.  He was a selfless and humble man with a spirited work ethic.

When he wasn’t working his full time job or weekend job with Pepsi, you could often find him working on projects at home. His hobby was work.  He preferred the outdoors and loved taking rides on his motorcycle.

Johnny took pleasure in making the most of what he had and always lived within his means.  A simple man who found joy in the simple things in life.  He loved the peace and quiet in the mountains where he would take annual trips with his family to see the Fall foliage. He enjoyed ice cream, old westerns, the History Channel and learning everything he could.

Johnny was a devoted husband, loving father who will be missed beyond words!

On Friday January 19th visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at New Hope United Methodist Church in Summerville.

Services will be held on Saturday January the 20th at 11:30 A.M. at New Hope United Methodist Church in Summerville.

 

 

David Stroh

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David Stroh, 63, husband of Melanie Jo Stroh, of Summerville, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

Kitty Hall

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Kitty Hall, 71, of Summerville, a retired Physician Assistant,  passed away Friday, January 12, 2018.  Arrangements are being handled by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Summerville.

Whilmina “Billie” Fucci

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Whilmina “Billie” (Rabideau) Fucci, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, was welcomed by her Lord and Savior, and her three oldest children, to her eternal home on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. She was the cherished wife of John P. Fucci for nearly sixty-two years. Together, they raised six biological children, however “Ma/Nana” Fucci was well-known for the many children she helped to raise who were not her own. She always made meals stretch when her children brought home extra mouths to feed. She made extra room in her home for several wayward youth, in need of a place to stay. There was never a shortage of hugs, smiles, sage advice, and love.

Her kindness, humility, strength, faith, and optimism are her legacy. Though she suffered numerous injuries, losses and illness, she always wore a smile, fought her hardest, and received both admiration and inspiration due to her resilience and perseverance.

She was predeceased by sisters Helen (Alvan) Metcalf, Lois (William) Matthews and Anne Fulgoni. Survived by brother Frederick (Sandra) Rabideau, sisters Diane Williamson, Sandra Baptiste (Calvin), Joyce Britton, Mary Ellen Beaulieu (William), and Karen Chiavetta (Armando). She was predeceased only fifteen days by her daughter Linda Fucci of Greenacres, FL. Also predeceased by sons John C. Fucci of Charleston, SC and James Fucci of Stoneham, MA. Billie is survived by Joyce Fucci of Summerville, SC, Daniel Fucci of Raiford, FL, and Christine (Wm. Alan) Freeman of Charleston, SC.

She was belovedly known as Nana, and will be greatly missed by her 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, most of whom she also helped to raise as their adoring sitter.  She never met a stranger she didn’t turn into a friend, and she never met a baby who left her presence without some lovin’.  May her legacy and light live on through those who have been touched by her spirit.

There will be a combined Memorial Service for Billie and her daughter Linda Fucci on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at 1 pm at St. Andrews Parish United Methodist Church,  3225 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414

In lieu of flowers, Billie’s wish was that you spread love by forgiving someone, or performing an act of kindness. Thank you.