OBIT­U­AR­IES

The Beaufort Gazette (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

Harry Joe King

Harry Joe King, 86, of Bluffton, SC died at home on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 23, 2018. He was born, the son of Rama Hughes King and Ida Belle Cole King of Lan­caster, SC, both de­ceased. He grad­u­ated from Cen­tral el­e­men­tary school in Lan­caster, and the Ge­or­gia Mil­i­tary Academy in Col­lege Park, GA in 1949. He at­tended Wake For­est Col­lege be­fore join­ing the U.S. Navy in 1951 af­ter the Ko­rean War be­gan. Upon be­ing hon­or­ably dis­charged he joined the ac­tive Marine Corps re­serve and was hon­or­ably dis­charged in 1957.

King re­turned to the Univer­sity of South Car­olina in Co­lum­bia, where he grad­u­ated with a Bach­e­lor’s of Sci­ence in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion in 1958. He later re­ceived post­grad­u­ate cer­tifi­cates from the Univer­sity of North Car­olina at Chapel Hill, Wake For­est Univer­sity, Col­lege of Charleston, and Charleston South­ern Univer­sity dur­ing his work­ing ca­reer.

King was Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of the North­west­ern Bank, Direc­tor and Vice Pres­i­dent of merges and ac­qui­si­tions at the Bank of North Car­olina and Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of the Co­conut Grove Bank in Mi­ami, FL. He opened and or­ga­nized the Sun­shine State Bank in Mi­ami, and Bis­cayne Bank in down­town Mi­ami. He served as Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of both of these two de novo banks. Dur­ing his bank­ing ca­reer, King was re­spon­si­ble for the open­ing and merg­ing of 94 banks in the South­east.

When his wid­owed mother was hos­pi­tal­ized, he and his wife re­turned to Charleston, SC, where he, as Chair­man and Pres­i­dent, in­cor­po­rated Home Health Ser­vices Inc., the first pri­vate home health agency in South Car­olina. He later or­ga­nized and char­tered the states As­so­ci­a­tion of home health agen­cies, of which he served as Pres­i­dent for the first three years.

King and his wife pur­chased the for­mer Albe­marle School in Charleston, and as Chair­man and Pres­i­dent, con­verted it into Health­care Park West which in­cluded adult as­sisted-liv­ing fa­cil­i­ties and respite care. When this health care con­glom­er­ate

g was sold, he be­came the Pres­i­dent of Health­care Con­sul­tants Inc., un­til he re­tired.

King was ap­pointed to the Western North Car­olina Re­gional Plan­ning Com­mis­sion by the Gov­er­nor, served as Chair­man of the Board of the Gran­ite Work­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, Pres­i­dent of the Tow­ers of Key Bis­cayne Home­own­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, Pres­i­dent of the Key Bis­cayne Blvd. As­so­ci­a­tion, mem­ber of the Board of Di­rec­tors of the Beau­fort YMCA, Chair­man of the Board of the Bluffton Fam­ily YMCA. He was voted out­stand­ing Ki­wa­nian of the year, and he also was a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion and the Veter­ans of For­eign Wars.

King was also a char­ter mem­ber, all along with his wife of the Univer­sity of South Car­olina, Horse­shoe So­ci­ety (Rut­ledge), the Univer­sity of South Car­olina’s Legacy So­ci­ety, and served on the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee of the Univer­sity Of South Car­olina Col­lege Of Nurs­ing.

King is sur­vived by his wife, Ju­dith Anne Wil­son King, two sis­ters, Bette Cather­ine Wa­ters of Greenville, and Peggy Ann Gra­ham of Spar­tan­burg and 30 plus nieces and neph­ews. He is pre­de­ceased by two sis­ters, Vir­ginia Belle Fun­der­burk and Pa­tri­cia Jean King and two brothers, Robert Hughes King and Wil­liam Thad King.

The fam­ily will be re­ceiv­ing friends from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Tues­day, Jan­uary 8, 2019 at Sauls Fu­neral Home, 90 Sim­monsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910. Mil­i­tary honors will be ren­dered by the United States Navy.

Mar­ilee R. On­drus, 93

Mar­ilee Rumpf On­drus died peace­fully at her home on Hilton Head Is­land, South Car­olina on De­cem­ber 13, 2018, with her daugh­ter, Ma­rina On­drus Richey by her side. She was 93 years old.

She was born on Jan­uary 6, 1925, in South Bend, In­di­ana. She at­tended Smith Col­lege where she ma­jored in mu­sic. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Smith in 1946, she moved to Prince­ton, NJ to work for the “Col­lege En­trance Ex­am­i­na­tion Board.”

Three years later, she moved to Bos­ton, MA. where she worked for Loomis Sayles as an ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary. It was at this time that Mar­ilee dis­cov­ered the love of trav­el­ing and ex­plor­ing new cul­tures. Ber­muda and Italy were her fa­vorites.

Seek­ing ad­ven­ture, Mar­ilee joined the US State De­part­ment in hopes of be­ing posted over­seas. In 1956, she met and mar­ried her hus­band of 58 years, Mi­lan F. On­drus. To­gether with their daugh­ter, Ma­rina, they spent

g yp the next 30 years from 1961 - 1991 liv­ing in Kron­burg, Frank­furt, Hamburg, Ger­many and Brus­sels, Bel­gium. Mar­ilee was ac­tive in the Women’s clubs of Frank­furt and Brus­sels. She loved trav­el­ing all over Europe and es­pe­cially ski­ing and hik­ing in the Swiss Alps of Klosters.

Mar­ilee and Mi­lan set­tled in Hilton Head in 1988. They both en­joyed golf and were de­voted mem­bers of St. Luke’s Church. Mar­ilee is pre­de­ceased by her hus­band, Mi­lan F. On­drus. She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, Ma­rina On­drus Richey and her hus­band Keith Richey, two grand­chil­dren, Alexan­der and Veron­ica On­drus Richey, nephew, Dou­glas Kneale, niece, Kathy Mongeau, and sis­ter-in-law, Va­le­ria Cep­kova of Bratislava, Slo­vakia.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held Mon­day, Jan­uary 14, at 3pm at St. Luke’s Church in Hilton Head Is­land, SC. In lieu of flow­ers do­na­tions may be made to St. Luke’s Church, 50 Pope Av­enue, Hilton Head Is­land, SC 29928. Ar­range­ments by The Is­land Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory. www.the­is­land­fu­ner­al­home.com

Wayne R. War­ren

Wayne R. War­ren, 67, passed away on Jan­uary 1, 2019 at his home fol­low­ing a coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer. He was a lov­ing hus­band, won­der­ful son and brother and a car­ing fa­ther to his two cocker spaniels. He was born on Sep­tem­ber 14, 1951 in In­di­anapo­lis, IN to Ver­non and He­len War­ren. He was pre­ceded in death by his ma­ter­nal and pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents and his fa­ther.

He is sur­vived by his wife Becky of 45 years, his mother He­len War­ren and sis­ter Sharon Smith of Plain­field, IN, his brother Ver­non War­ren of Herndon, KY and his two Cocker Spaniels Holly and Nicholas.

He grad­u­ated from Ben Davis High School in In­di­anapo­lis, IN in 1969. He was a mem­ber of the Honor So­ci­ety. He grad­u­ated from Ball State Univer­sity in 1974 with a de­gree in Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture.

He was em­ployed by the State of Ohio, De­part­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources, from 1974 un­til 2001 when he re­tired and moved to Bluffton, SC.

There will be a pri­vate me­mo­rial ser­vice fol­lowed by a Cel­e­bra­tion of his Life at a later date. He will be deeply missed by his fam­ily and friends.

Con­tri­bu­tions may be made in his name to Best Friends An­i­mal So­ci­ety, 5001 An­gel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741 or at best­friends.org.

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