Obituaries for the week of June 13, 2019

Published on: June 12, 2019

Marjorie Lee Chandler

We celebrate the passing of Marjorie Lee Chandler from this life to the next. Marjorie lived to be 97 and lived a full and fruitful life. Her passing was gentle and easy as she transitioned from death to new life. She spent her last two years in assisted living at the Garden House of Anderson, SC, where she was close to her daughter and family. There she endeared herself to the staff with her smiles, sharp wit, and kind words (and apologies when she got snappy). She is remembered as someone who showed her love by action, by doing. She was always doing things for her family and for others. Her children and grandchildren will miss her but carry on her legacy.

She was happily married for 66 years to Russell Chandler Jr., who preceeded her in death by 10 years. They were devoted to one another. Marjorie served and supported her husband faithfully and with love until his passing. They lived in Sun City Center, FL, for 35 years before she relocated to Anderson, SC. She is survived by her two children, Russell Chandler III (Maria) and Patricia Walker (Michael); six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Joyce Brookins. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Central Presbyterian Church in Anderson, SC; she will be buried next to her husband at the National Cemetery in Canton, GA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd., Anderson, SC 29621, Arrangements by Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive, Greenville, SC.


David R. Corbett

David R. Corbett of Ruskin, FL, passed away June 6, 2019, at the age of 64. He leaves behind his wife Virginia (Ginger); his sister, Yvonne Hester(Johnny); nephew Dustin; niece Cori; brother-in-law Jim Hazelett (Dottie); sister-in-law, Nancy Stemple; and biological son, Justin D. Corbett, and loving dog Hagar. He was preceded in death by his mother Ruby Crosier and step-father Billy Crosier. He retired as an owner and employee as a fish farmer. He also worked for 14 years at TECO.  There will be no services.


Ron Hale

Ron Hale, 77, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on May 13, 2019, after an extended fight with cancer. Ron was born in North Vernon, Indiana, on November 20, 1941, and grew up in Indianapolis with his parents Etta Mae and Clyde Hale. After high school, Ron served in the U.S. Navy as a personnellman and was honorably discharged in 1963. That same year, Ron married Rosann Mills. They were married for over 55 years at the time of his passing. Their son Randy was born in 1964 and daughter Robyn in 1966. The family moved to Florida in 1971, upon Ron’s graduation from Ball State University. Over the years,  Ron and Rosann renovated numerous homes — each one better than the last. At age 60, Ron retired from the US Postal Service in the Tampa Bay area.

Ron is survived by his wife, two children, daughters-in-law Pilar and Veronica and son-in-law Steve, as well as grandchildren Sean, Robert, Conner and Cassidy and great-grandchildren Amron and Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, send a donation in Ron’s name to your local hospice organization or your favorite charity.


Steven A. Uhlman

Steven A. Uhlman, 87, passed away after a brief illness in Sun City Center, Fla. Steven is survived by the love of his life, Dorothy, and their four children, Ruthanne and husband Robert, Wes, Stephanie and husband Chris, and Steven. He also left behind twin granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

Steven proudly served in the Korean War. Steven was an affable, honorable man who touched all of those he came in contact with. He enjoyed square dancing, cruising, fishing. Most of all he enjoyed his family.

Steven volunteered with Sun City Center Certified Emergency Response Team. He also enjoyed volunteering with Cypress Creek Co-Op Produce Group.

A memorial service will be held June 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center, FL 33573.


In Memory

Karen Eliss Butterfield

4/7/49 – 6/11/18

It is hard to believe it has been more than a year since the sun came up without you.

Jim, Xian and Shanghai