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In Loving Memory

Mrs. Mavis Claire Tootle


August 25, 1921 - March 6, 2021

Port Royal, South Carolina - Mavis Claire Tootle (nee Groover) passed away Saturday night, March 6 at 10:00pm at Helena Place Senior Living in Port Royal, SC. She was 99 years young.

Mrs. Tootle was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Douglas Tootle and infant daughter, Betty Carolyn. She was born the eldest child of seven to Ralph and Betty Groover of Gum Brach, GA. She graduated from Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, GA in 1938, married the "love of her life" in 1941, and had three fabulous children: Charles Douglas Tootle (Brenda), Kenneth Lynn Tootle, and Mary Beth Coffield (Richard).


Those children surrounded her with eight grandchildren: Cherice Cothran (David), Kim Lockstedt (John), Lynn Tootle (Vanessa), Caroline Hayden (Sean), Douglas Tootle, Christian Tootle, Rob Griffeth, Simon Griffeth (Carrie) and eleven great grandchildren: Alaina Cothran, Evan Lockstedt, Audrey Lockstedt, Nick Tootle, Julia Tootle, Maggie Tootle, Luke Hayden, Kellen Hayden, Emery Hayden, Robert Griffeth IV, and Franklin Mathos-Griffeth.


Mrs. Tootle was a proud patriotic woman appreciating her heritage and founding fathers. She was an active member of several local, national, and international Heritage groups. She enjoyed historical research. Mrs. Tootle was a 65+ year member holding positions of leadership in her beloved church, Port Royal Baptist, where she taught Sunday School and mentored countless women of all ages throughout the years.


Mrs. Tootle had been employed by the DOD as a kindergarten principal and then later, as the Director at the Joe L. Warren Childcare Center on MCAS from the 1960's to the late 1970's. During her years of active employment she received many leadership awards acknowledging her efficiencies and expertise in the field of early childhood development. Mavis Tootle lived a life of love and service to all. She loved her husband, her family, her community, her God, and her country. She enjoyed a well-lived and well-loved life, and will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known her.


The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11am in Port Royal Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 12:30pm in the church. The burial at the Beaufort National Cemetery is private for family only. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Port Royal Baptist Church or Friends of Caroline Hospice. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.


Mr. Vance Tice


July 5, 1930 - March 6, 2021
Beaufort, South Carolina - Vance S. Tice, 90 of Beaufort, SC, fell asleep and awoke in Heaven Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.


Services will be private.

Vance was born on July 5, 1930, in Mt. Vernon, OH, the son of the late Noah and Wave (Davis) Tice. He would say his life really began December 30, 1950, when he married his soulmate, Dixie Skok. She preceded him in death on January 29, 2017. Vance was a kind and gentle soul who cherished his Family, his Friends, and his Church.

He is survived by three children and their spouses, 5 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Port Royal Baptist Church where he was a member. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Ms. Gloria Wood


October 4, 1931 - February 25, 2021

Beaufort, South Carolina - Mrs. Gloria S. Wood, 89, of Beaufort, SC passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital.Family and friends will gather for a visitation for Gloria on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Anderson Funeral Home, 611 Robert Smalls Parkway from 11 AM to 12 noon. Following a short prayer service, Ms. Wood will be taken to the committal shelter at the Beaufort National Cemetery, for a Military ceremony. 

Gloria was born on October 4, 1931 in Hartford, Alabama, the daughter of Emmett and Snoubya Stewart and was later married to Lonnie L. Wood.


Gloria was one of the first Women Marine recruits to graduate from Parris Island, SC following the Women's Integration Act for the Armed Services, serving in the Marine Corps until 1953 when she left the service as a Sgt. E-5.

She was well known in the Beaufort area for operating "Joe's Spaghetti House" and later worked as a Civil Servant in several local community entities.

In addition to her parents, Gloria was predeceased by brother Robert and sisters Ellen and Theresa. Survivors include her brothers James, Woodrow, and Raymond, sisters Gail, and Carol and her children, Wayne C. Wood of Alpharetta, Georgia and Jeannice W. Hart of Beaufort, SC.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Port Royal Baptist Church, PO Box 207 Port Royal SC 29935, or the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 12 Beaufort, PO Box 392 Port Royal, SC. 29935.
Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family..

while working full time for the State of Ohio Highway Department. He graduated in 1965, combining his last year to receive both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Engineering Physics. Most of his career was spent with Owens Corning Fiberglas in Granville, OH, until the couple retired to Dataw Island, SC, in 1993.


Mr. Jones is survived by his wife Jean, and 3 children: Pastor Joe S Jones of Dallas, TX, Pastor John M. Jones (Shari) of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Jennifer Enten (Chet) of Greenville, SC; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.


No public celebration of life will be held at this time due to health concerns, but hopefully can be done at a later date. The family will hold a private ceremony at the Beaufort National Cemetery whenever it becomes available.


We are all so very grateful for the concern and love shown to our family during this difficult time by friends, extended family, and the staff at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Remembrances may be sent to the BMH Foundation, 990 Ribaut Rd. Suite 300, Beaufort SC 29902 or to a charity of your choice. Anderson Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mr. Joseph Edward Jones


July 1, 1939 - August 28, 2020

Joseph Edward Jones Joseph Edward Jones (81) of Dataw Island, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 28th, at 9:49pm after fighting the ravages of COVID-19 valiantly.


Joe was born in Ohio, graduated from Martins Ferry High School, and left the very next day for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. After completing boot camp he returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Jean Laslo, and they began their three year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his discharge, he attended the Ohio State University School of Engineering

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