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YOKELEY, Mary
Mrs. Mary Francis Brabham Yokeley, 95, of Hampton, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the John E. Harter Nursing Center in Fairfax. She was the widow of the late Clete Yokeley.
Born November 11, 1924, in Sycamore, she was a daughter of the late Ben Brabham and Eula Lee Goodson Brabham. She was a retired inspector from Westinghouse. Mrs. Mary loved refinishing furniture, was a wonderful cook, and most of all loved taking care of her great-grandchildren.
Surviving are: her son-in-law, Harry Kramer of Hampton; grandchildren; Dr. Jeff Kramer and his wife Rachel Harper Kramer of Seabrook, Jerry Kramer and his wife Ginger Bennett Kramer of Blythewood, and Jennifer Kramer Crosby and her husband Ronnie L. Crosby of Seabrook; great-grandchildren, Courtney Kramer, Scott Kramer, Jenna Kramer, Parker Crosby, and Sydney Crosby; and a sister, Eloise B. Crim of Sycamore. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Beverly Ann Kramer; sisters, Doris B. Harter and Elese B. Allen; and brothers, George Melvin Brabham, Sr. and John Tillman Brabham.
Funeral services will be held privately.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday afternoon from 2 until 3 pm at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, VARNVILLE-HAMPTON CHAPEL, 1074 Yemassee Highway, Varnville, 803.943.5016. Visit the registry online at www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.

YOUNG, Frances
Frances Veronica Young was born in Walterboro, South Carolina on May 24, 1934, to the late Melvin Haulsey Stanfield & Mrs. Violet Reid Stanfield. She departed this earthly place on November 11, 2019, to be with her Heavenly Father, her beloved husband Rev. Frank R. Young, Sr. and their youngest son Robert Young, Sr.; her brother Joseph Stanfield and her sister Diane Gadson.
Frances was a 1952 graduate of Colleton High School in Walterboro, South Carolina. She graduated in 1956 with an undergraduate degree from South Carolina State College (presently University) in Orangeburg, South Carolina with a major in Mathematics.
She was an educator in both the Beaufort and Jasper County School Systems and retired in 1995. It is not unusual to encounter former students who share memories of their times together in her classroom. She was a lifelong member of St. John Baptist Church in Walterboro, S.C. and an Eastern Star, Pride of Walterboro Chapter #189 OES, since 1953.
Frances was known for her culinary skills throughout the area, craftiness in solving puzzles and various games, and could outwit you up to the day God called her home to rest.
She married Rev Frank R. Young, Sr on July 26, 1957, and they were blessed with 7 children. They shared 61 wonderful and blessed years together.
Mrs. Young leaves to cherish her precious memories, her children: Christophus Young, Constance Young, both of Stamford, Connecticut; Cheryl (James “Ted”) Zimmerman, of Jacksonville, Florida; Gwendolyn Young, of Walterboro, South Carolina; Frank R. Young, Jr, of Hardeeville, South Carolina and Craig Young, of Conyers, Georgia; and daughter-in-law Dionne Terri Young, of Ridgeland, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren – DeNay Young, Kelli Zimmerman, Frank Young III, Chelsea Zimmerman, Joseph Young, Janna Zimmerman, Jackie Young, Darius Young, Brianna Blackshear, Brea Young, Zykia Amari Young and Robert P. Young, Jr.; and two great-granddaughters Kamrin Wilson and Ka’lani Young-Domond . She is survived by two sisters Celia Price and Esther Black, both of Walterboro, South Carolina; one brother-in-law Wade Young, Jr., and sisters-in-law, Janie Young, Marie Davis, and Gladys Young, all of Stamford Connecticut; Bessie St. John of Linden, New Jersey; Alice Young of Hardeeville, South Carolina; and Hettie Stanfield of Bennettsville, South Carolina. She also leaves to cherish her memories her special daughter Janice Hinkson Wade (Wilmington, North Carolina) and a special son Rev. Prince Polite; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Viewing is Friday, November 22, 2019, 7-8 pm and funeral services 11 am on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Both viewing and funeral services will be at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Center 3763 Bees Creek Board – Ridgeland, South Carolina.

BURKE, Chris
WALTERBORO – Mr. Christopher Lee Burke, known by all as “Chris”, age 64, of Hampton Street in Walterboro, entered into rest Wednesday morning, November 13, 2019, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.
Born March 29, 1955, in Millen, Georgia, he was a son of Mrs. Iris Taylor Burke and the late Mr. Ernest R. Burke who made Walterboro their home when Chris was eleven months old. He was trained in Electrical Engineering, has received a degree from Trident Technical College, but his passion and where he possessed a most extraordinary talent was with boat motors. He received a Master Technician degree as a Marine Mechanic from OMC which is the parent company for Johnson-Evinrude Motors. He worked a long and dedicated eventually opening and operating Burke’s Marine and Hot Rod Services in Walterboro.
Another of Chris’ passions in life was hotrods. His love was a 1965 red El Camino which he dreamed to see fitted for drag racing, having completely rebuilt all the parts for the vehicle himself. He took everyone he knew for a ride in that car.
He enjoyed the outdoors and was a member and the treasurer of the Deep Bottom Hunting Club. He was a Christian man who had a love for all animals on this earth. He lived life on his own terms and his trademark shoes were his flip flops. A greater part of his life was his family, ending each and every day with a telephone call to his Momma.
Surviving in addition to his mother of Walterboro are: his wife of forty-four years, Mrs. Annette Whetzel Burke; two daughters, Jennifer Burke Pearce and her husband Andy of Walterboro and Laura Burke Jeffords and her husband Paul of Saint Petersburg, Florida; a sister, Lisa Burke Carter and her husband Don of Manning; and four grandchildren whom he adored being their “Grandy”, Anderson Pearce, Ella Pearce, Trae Jeffords, and Adi Jeffords. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Kay Whetzel Herndon and her husband Royce, Linda Whetzel Breland and her husband Rickey, and Pamela Whetzel as well as his beloved Labrador, Led. He was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Burke; and three beloved dogs, Tabalabs Led VanZeplin, Bella, and Emme.
The family has requested no flowers, that instead a donation be made in his memory to help support animals which he so dearly loved. Please send memorial contributions in his memory to Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter, 33 Poor Farm Road, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, November 16, 2019, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro. The Reverend Ken McCaskill and The Reverend Dr. Zane Brown officiating. The family will receive friends during a visitation following the funeral ceremony.
Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit the registry online at www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.

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