Obituaries Dec. 21, 2022
Gail Knight Goodale
CHERAW – Gail Knight Goodale, 71, died Sunday, December 11, 2022. Born, May 21, 1951, in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late Claude White, Sr. and the late Margaret Louise Knight. Gail attended Shiloh United Methodist Church and was a throat cancer survivor. She enjoyed travelling with her husband when she was able. Gail loved shopping, gardening, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Wendy’s Frosty, and playing with her beloved fur babies, Caylee, and Bailey.
Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Miller Webb Knight, and Minnie Ethel Caulder Knight, and a daughter, Nicole Sellers McGee.
Gail leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Jerry Dean Goodale of the home; a son who she adored, William Casey Sellers of Greenville, SC; brothers, Tommy Knight of Cheraw, SC, and Claude White, Jr. of Florence, SC; a grandson, Preston McGee; Aunts, Lib Knight Gibson, who was like a mother to Gail, and her uncle Robert Gibson, and Joan Knight Phillips, who was like a sister to Gail; cousins that were more like sisters, Sandra Gibson Scialabba, Lisa Gibson Harrington, and Robin Gibson; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, SC.
The family received friends following the service at the funeral home.
Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Goodale family in their time of grief.
Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.
Patricia Ann Vasquez Lee
CHERAW – Patricia Ann Vasquez Lee of Cheraw, SC, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. She died at home peacefully, surrounded by her beloved family. Pat was born February 27, 1942, in Dunellen, New Jersey, to Louis Alphonso Vasquez and Ruth Reola Whaley Vasquez. She was raised in Staten Island, New York, and Piscataway, New Jersey. Pat was a nurse for 51 years, serving at the Old Cheraw Hospital, the medical practice of Dr. Winston Godwin, and retired from the Cheraw Convalescent Center, where she was the charge nurse. She is survived by her son Robert (Rob) Lee, (girlfriend Cheryl McCall), granddaughter Mary Adger Lee Davis, grandsons Robert Ira Lee, II, and Thomas Sanford Vasquez Lee, grandson-in-law Daniel Patrick Davis, great grandchild Jackson Lee Davis; her sisters, Phoebe Jane (Bucky) of Piscataway NJ, and Betty Ann Marquis of California; brother Louis Alphonso (Buffy) Vasquez Jr. of Piscataway NJ, many other nieces and nephews especially Louis Vasquez of Concord, NC, who assisted her with her many computer issues. She is survived by sisters-in-law Jacqueline Lee and Ray Drayton of Bishopville, SC, and Yvonne Lee Logan of Lancaster, SC, and survived by special friends Beth Todd and Dr. Luke and Teresa Perdue. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Olin Sanford Lee, her eldest son Olin Sanford Lee, Jr., and her sister Ruth Louise Vasquez. Also, by brother of the heart Aaron Winburn and sisters-in-law Sybil Lee Sellers and Esther Lee Norris.
After the death of her husband in 2002, Pat became the mother of her fur-baby Bailey, a shih tzu puppy. Bailey died earlier this year after many happy years together.
Pat was known as Patty to her parents and siblings. She was a daddy’s girl growing up. Even in her 80s, Pat’s mom would tell stories of how Louis would give his baby girl Patty whatever she wanted, even if her mother had already said No. In her younger days, Pat enjoyed going dancing with her husband. She grew up in the Pentecostal Church and was a Cheraw Family Worship Center member. She loved the Lord. She loved decorating for the seasons, especially Christmas. She loved angels as she knew God provides angels to watch over us, especially in times of need. Pat was a huge fan of the Clemson, Rutgers, and Notre Dame football teams and wore their jerseys on game days. Pat was an amateur photographer in that there was always a camera in hand to take photos of her children and grandchildren as they were growing up. She had a special birthday dance and song that she performed for family and friends on their birthdays.
Pat enjoyed eating pizza and spending time with her family. She spent several years camping with her son and his family in the mountains and swimming at the beach. She was proud of her grandchildren. Pat enjoyed attending all the football games, band concerts, recitals, and competitions of her sons and grandchildren. She was loud and proud of them and expressed it openly as she cheered and applauded them.
Pat survived cancer in her 50s; despite spreading to multiple organs. Pat asked God to allow her to live to see her first grandchild grow up. God answered her prayers as she lived to enjoy all three grandchildren becoming adults and five precious years with her great-grandson.
In July of this year, Rob took Pat back to New Jersey and New York to visit all the places of her childhood, including visiting the Staten Island home where she grew up, her childhood church, and the local pool on Staten Island where she went swimming daily during summers as a child.
All her family and friends will dearly miss Pat as she rests in peace in heaven.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Cheraw Family Worship Center in Cheraw, SC. The Service was live streamed on the Kiser Funeral Home Facebook Page. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.
The family received friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. just prior to the service on Monday at the Church.
The family has chosen to use Kevin Lear on Main as the florist of choice for Mrs. Lee.
Memorials may be made to the Nurses Honor Guard of SC, 124 Debbie Drive, Pendleton, SC 29670.
The family gratefully thanks Dr. Travis Novinger.
Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.
Marie English Page
WALLACE – Marie English Page, 90, died Thursday, December 15, 2022. Born, April 13, 1932, in Wallace, SC, she was a daughter of the late Vance and Lottie English. Marie was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Wallace, SC and was a homemaker that loved her family dearly.
Along with her parents, listed above, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, Bill Page; brothers, Robert English, Franklin English, Zeb English, and Joseph English; sisters, Novelia Parker, and Martha Quick.
Marie leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sisters, Betty Leviner (Ralph), and Faye Allen; a sister-in-law, Jerry Perry; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2022, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Wallace, SC. Burial followed in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Page family in their time of grief.
Jimmy ‘Simon’ Burell Polson
CHERAW – Jimmy Burell “Simon” Polson, 66, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Born, July 9, 1956, in Cheraw, SC, he was a son of the late Belton and Ola Bee Tucker Polson. He retired from Carolina Canners in Cheraw, SC and was a member of Patrick Presbyterian Church in Patrick, SC. Simon was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Along with his parents, listed above, Simon was preceded in death by a brother, William Belton “Buck” Polson; a sister, Evelyn Walters; a granddaughter, Alaina Polson; and a sister-in-law, Sheila Polson.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 34 years, Sherry Walters Polson of the home; a son, Jamie Polson (Jodie); a daughter, Deana Price (Charlie); brothers, John Polson, and Scotty Walters (Melody); a sister, Mary P. Tolson (Alvin); a sister-in-law, Bonnie Polson; grandchildren, Dylan Price, Hunter Wilkes, Journey Guinn, Jace Polson, Jaxon Polson, and Jordan Polson; a great-granddaughter, Analisse Price; special friends, Jr. Tolson, David Rivers, and Carl Gleich; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Patrick Presbyterian Church in Patrick, SC. Burial followed in Patrick Cemetery in Patrick, SC.
The family received friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611.
Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Polson family in their time of grief.
Barbara Jean Ratley Spencer
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Barbara Jean Ratley Spencer, age 85, entered into rest on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at her home. Funeral services were held at 1 O’Clock PM, Saturday, December 17, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Don Rhyne with burial following in the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in McFarlane, NC. The family greeted friends from 12:00-1:00 O’clock PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Spencer was born March 15, 1937 in Dillon, SC a daughter of the late Marvin and Veta Duncan Ratley. Barbara was a former employee of J.P. Stevens and was a homemaker. Barbara enjoyed sewing, working in her yard, baking, and refinishing furniture.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Spencer was also preceded in death by her brothers; Douglas and Bryan Ratley.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, James Spencer of the home; children, David (Deronda) White of Patrick, Juanice Berry of Cheraw, Jim (Lorie) Spencer of Cheraw, Jeff (Tracy) Spencer of Cheraw, and Joe (Jeanette) Spencer of Cheraw, SC; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Dementia Society of America – PO Box 600 – Doylestown, PA 18901
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is the serving the Spencer family.
William Dewitt ‘Snake’ Teal Sr.
WALLACE – Mr. William Dewitt “Snake” Teal, Sr., age 81, entered into rest on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 18, 2022 from the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Rev. Grady Baskins. The family greeted friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Sunday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Teal was born May 8, 1941 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Roland Dewitt and Elsie Davis Teal. Snake was a fan of all things related to cars. He was an autobody painter, and also enjoyed attending classic car shows. Mr. Teal was best known for being a people person and he had many friends to show for it.
In addition to his parents, Snake was also preceded in death by his children, Elsie and Charles Teal; mother of his children, Annie Stafford; and sister Annie Mae Reese.
Survivors include his children, Pam (Charles) Rivers of Ruby, SC, William Dewitt Teal, Jr. of Chesterfield, SC, Lisa (Jackie) Short of Ruby, SC; grandchildren, Charlene, Diana, Jessi, Nina, Liza, B.J.; great-grandchildren, Kinsly, Kason, Hunter, Taylor, Luke, Tyler, Jackson, Jake, Daulton; sister, Ruby (Bud) Hayes of Darlington, SC; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family; close friends, Sarah and Tony Chavis; and too many friends to count.
Memorials may be made to MRC Funeral Home, c/o the Teal family, 318 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Teal family.