The State from Columbia, South Carolina (2024)

4A STATE SATURDAY MARCH 30 2024 Obituaries SATURDAY WORSHIP DIRECTORY VISIT: Create your organizations directory listing today! Share Your Condolences, Thoughts Memories Online THESTATE.COM Obituaries Newberry, South Caroli- na Sharon Pauly was born on September 8, 1946 and was the daughter of Harry and Ruth Speiss. She spent her early years in the Hins- Grove suburbs of Chicago. She worked at Liquid Carbonic where she met her husband Larry at an office party in downtown Chicago. Her sparkling wit and effervescent personality captivated him and the rest was history. They married October 16, 1971.

After her marriage she was one of the female mail carriers in the state of Illinois and loved walking her route and deliv- ering mail. Sharon was generous, nev- er met a stranger, loved to play Spades (but by her rules only, no jokers), had a quick wit and was always ready with a charming quip. Her home cooked meals were memorable and still talked about today. All in all, she was a ray of sunshine in our lives and will be dearly missed. Her Christian faith as one of Witness- es was her anchor and kept her strong until the very end of her illness and was one of the last things she talked about before passing away on March 18th, 2024.

She had the joy of making long lasting friendships in the congregations of Witnesses when she lived in Virginia, Michigan, Wash- ington State, Georgia, Flori- da and lastly in SC. She is survived by her husband Larry, daughters Alia Sanchez (Daniel), Sar- ah Strickland (Jason), Anne Deleon (Ismar), beloved grandchildren Josie Dele- on and Harrison Strickland and brothers Kevin and Jeff Speiss, nephews David and Neil as well as nieces Holly and Lisa. The memorial ser- vice will be held March 30th at 2 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Witnesses on 1907 Dixie Dr Newberry. Sharon Ann Pauly September 8, 1946 March 18, 2024 North, South Carolina Tim Burleson left this world to join the Lord in Heaven on Thursday, March 21st 2024. Born in Asheville, NC, Tim always had a calling to serve others.

He helped fam- ilies and children by way of DHHS in child protective services and was also a Bap- tist minister. He attended several churches in his career in the Baptist denomination before converting to Method- ist and continuing his service to God and others as a minis- ter. Among his endeavors of service he became the chap- lain for Motor Racing Out- reach, AMA Pro Racing and WERA. He was blessed with the ability to answer his call- ing and be a part of the super bike racing world, which was a love of his, along with golf- ing and the beach. His dying wish was to be back at the beach, which was successful- ly carried out during his days.

Tim was a graduate of Appalachian State Universi- ty, which for those who knew him, he jokingly and proud- ly boasted was the superior school. He was a dedicated alumni and enjoyed attend- ing their football games seat- ed right behind the marching band. Though his life was cut short, it was full. He had lived, loved, laughed, lost, won, and everything in be- tween that we would call a good life. He was taken from us by multiple myeloma and kidney failure.

It was a rapid and aggressive onset which took him from perfect health to a seat next to Jesus in only 5 time. He did not suffer. He is predeceased by both parents, Ruby Mc- Craw Burleson and Warren Burleson. He is survived by his loving wife Caroline Burleson, his children both by marriage and blood, Tim- othy G. Burleson, Greg Brad- ham, Anita Bradham, his grandchildren, Leah (Chris) Dumas, Melanie Burleson, Messiah Bradham, Camer- on Boozer, Axton Kincaid and Khortanna Kincaid.

He was blessed with 26 years of marriage to Caroline, who describes him as her unwav- ering rock, her constant and real love. His Celebration of Life service will be at Lit- tle River United Methodist Church in Little River, SC on Saturday, April 13th at 1:00 pm. Timothy Warren Burleson August 22, 1954 March 21, 2024 Sumter, South Carolina Ruth Anne Nye Sanford, 72, wife of Jeffrey Ray Sanford, of Sumter, passed away peacefully March 24, 2024, at MUSC in Charles- ton surrounded by her loving family. Ruth Anne was born July 14,1951, in Conway, SC, a daughter of the late Da- vid S. Nye, Jr (Jimmie) and Mary Joyce Hosse Nye.

In addition to her parents, Ruth Anne was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Elizabeth Nye Zirkle. Ruth Anne is survived by her loving family: her de- voted husband of 48 years; her daughter, Anna Louise Hicklin and her husband, Hunter; her grandchildren, Mary Joyce, Sanford, and Wesley; a brother, David Nye and wife, Phyllis; broth- er-in-law, Larry Parker and wife, Linda; brother-in-law, Mike Parker and wife, Sher- rie; beloved aunt, Mary Lou Holley; and her nieces, neph- ews, and all the friends that she considered family. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 1 PM, Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter, SC. The family will receive friends after the ser- vice. Ruth Anne loved bright colors and patterns, so please wear your spring and sum- mer colors to honor her! Private burial will be held at Sumter Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to The Lottie Moon Christ- mas Offering On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfuner- Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrange- ments (803) 775-9386. Ruth Anne Sanford July 14, 1951 March 24, 2024 Burleson, Timothy Warren, 69 North Mar 21 Holley Pauly, Sharon Ann, 77 Newberry Mar 18 Jp Holley Salley, Carlisle, 77 Swansea, SC Mar 27 W. B. Crumel Funeral Home Sanford, Ruth Anne, 72 Sumter Mar 24 Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home Crematory OBITUARY INDEX Bold listings indicate expanded obituaries View and place obituaries at Contact our obituary at 803-771-8452 or NAME, AGE CITY DEATH ARRANGEMENTS With search and rescue efforts over, officials have fully turned to the clean- up and rebuilding phase in the aftermath of the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Balti- more. Clearing the de- bris, which is blocking a vital shipping lane into the Port of Baltimore, is likely to be completed in a matter of weeks, engi- neering and salvage ex- perts say.

But recon- structing the bridge will be a long process, federal and state officials cau- tioned. The bridge collapse Tuesday, caused by a 985-foot ship that struck a critical component of the structure, has rocked Baltimore and the ship- ping industry at large. Six men, all construction workers who were work- ing on filling potholes on the bridge, were missing after the collapse, and the bodies of two of them were found Wednesday. Officials have called off the search for the other missing men, who are presumed dead, saying divers can no longer reach the area where they believe more victims remain, and moved to a cleanup operation. is daunting.

This is Gov. Wes Moore of Maryland said of the process Thurs- day, declining to give a timeline. But, he added, should rest as- sured we are going to get this Cleaning up the debris from the shipping chan- nel is indeed expected to be a complex and poten- tially dangerous under- water salvage operation, and the stakes for Balti- more and the regional economy are high. Reopening the Port of Baltimore, a vital hub for automobiles on the East Coast and one of the busiest shipping ports in the nation, is imperative for state and federal lead- ers. Since the collapse, vessel traffic has been shut down, and about a dozen ships are stuck in the port, which employs 8,000 people.

On Thursday, officials said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains the shipping channel in Baltimore to ensure that it is naviga- ble, would fully cover the costs of clearing the channel. As for rebuilding the bridge, the Biden administration an- nounced that it was allo- cating $60 million in emergency federal high- way funds to that oper- ation. The U.S. Trans- portation Department called the money a payment toward initial and said it would make additional emergency highway funds available.

Kevin DeGood, director of infrastructure policy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning think tank, said that vehi- cles could take other routes through and around Baltimore besides the Key Bridge but that underwater debris was blocking the only shipping channels. pressure to clear the channel is DeGood said. The cleanup is already underway. In a news conference Thursday, Rear Adm. Shannon Gil- reath of the U.S.

Coast Guard laid out the steps in the process: Clear some of the debris from the collapse, remove the ship and then clean up the remaining debris in the waterway. Moore added that the Army Corps would move what he described as largest crane in the East- ern to Balti- more to help authorities pull the collapsed bridge out of the water. The Army Corps may also use sonar technology that can map the twisted metal and asphalt that plunged to the bottom of the river when the cargo ship struck the bridge. size and the scale of this is said John Litz, who served as commander of the Balti- more District of the Army Corps of Engineers from 2018 to 2021. The cranes can remove the bridge parts from the river floor, putting them on barges and then ship- ping them out of Balti- more.

They can also be used for the sensitive task of lifting portions of the bridge that fell on the container ship so that the vessel can be towed away. The use of cranes will depend on the work of divers, who will need to cut the metal and con- crete structures into more manageable pieces before they can be hoisted to the surface. The divers will have to battle swift cur- rents and low visibility, as they will be cutting into unstable structures in fast-moving water. have sediment that is moving constant- said Litz, who now works in the private sec- tor. going to be hard to see and work down It is possible that offi- cials will initially open a narrower shipping lane to allow the stranded ships to move out of the port, salvager experts said.

By contrast, the work of reconstructing the bridge could take several years, engineers say. PETE KIEHART NYT A crane on a barge is pushed toward the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Sparrows Point, on Thursday. Clearing the debris will be the first step toward reopening the Port of Baltimore and alleviating disruptions to global shipping and the local economy. Officials warn of process for Key Bridge cleanup BY MICHAEL CORKERY NYT News Service PETE KIEHART NYT Crews stage with a crane before heading to the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Sparrows Point, on Thursday. Israeli airstrikes target- ing Hezbollah assets in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in the early hours of Friday killed at least 36 govern- ment troops, a human rights group with people on the ground said.

The Syrian Human Rights Observatory said in a news release that the were killed and of injured, some seriously, after the warplanes struck a Hezbollah weapons warehouse near the international airport and air-defense batteries forces in Al-Saferah, 13 miles to the southeast. The blasts sent fleets of ambulances and fire trucks rushing to the scene. The England-based SOHR said its activists in the area had also reported hearing blasts in the Kafr Joum area of western Aleppo but the airport escaped any damage, in what the group said was the single deadliest Israeli attack on Syrian territory. The Syrian Ministry of Defense in Damascus said air strikes and drone at- tacks by organi- had killedcivil- ians as well as Syrian mil- itary personnel, but did not provide details. Israel, which has been mounting strikes against Hezbollah and Iranian targets in Syria for years to stifle a military build-up by the Lebanon-based group and prevent it from acquiring advanced arms from Tehran, has stepped up its attacks since Octo- ber 7 when Hezbollah began firing rockets across the border into Israel in support of Hamas.

Iran and Hezbollah are allies of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and operate in Syria with the blessing of Damascus. Israeli settlements near the northern border with Lebanon have been the targets of in- termittent Hezbollah rock- et fire since the end of South Lebanon War more than two decades ago, but cross-border skirmishes between Hezbollah and Israel are on the rise with Israeli air strikes killing 16 people on Wednesday. The causality toll, which included Hezbollah fight- ers and other militants, is the highest of any attack in Lebanon since Hez- bollah began its latest military campaign in re- sponse to war against Hamas in Gaza. Israeli strikes on Hezbollah hit Syrian troops, monitors say BY PAUL GODFREY

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