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6:26 am on Monday February 18, 2013

Remembering Beaufort parade icon Wilson Lane Tootie Fruity Bourke

Beaufort icon Wilson Lane “Tootie Fruity” Bourke was often seen throughout downtown Beaufort during the last several decades helping out or joining parades. Bourke died February 9 at the age of 81 and on Friday he was remembered at a funeral at the...
2:27 am on Monday February 18, 2013

Wilson Lane 'Tootie Fruity' Bourke passes at 81 (Update: Remembered)

TheDigitel Tootie Fruity in the 201 Christmas parade. Update: On Friday Bourke was remembered at a funeral at the Grace Chapel AME Church and The Island Packet offers a feature on the local legend. First reporting: Beaufort icon Wilson Lane “Tootie...
10:33 am on Monday December 31, 2012

South Carolina reporter Jim Davenport dead at 54

Associated Press Reporter Jim Davenport who often covered South Carolina political issues died Monday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 54.
6:38 am on Monday December 31, 2012

South Carolina reporter Jim Davenport dead at 54

Associated Press Reporter Jim Davenport who often covered South Carolina political issues died Monday after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 54.
8:13 am on Sunday December 30, 2012

Those who Beaufort said goodbye to in 2012

The Island Packet reflects on Beaufortonians and those from nearby who passed in 2012.
9:17 am on Wednesday October 24, 2012

Melvin E. Bessinger, S.C. BBQ legend dies

Flickr user slworking2 The Times and Democrat writes that the founder and CEO of Melvin’s Legendary Barbecue, Melvin E. Bessinger, died on Monday, October 22, at the age of 89. From the Bessinger BBQ family, Melvin Bessinger's stake had two...
2:42 am on Wednesday October 24, 2012

Founder of Melvin's BBQ dies

Image by Flickr user slworking2 The Times and Democrat writes that the founder and CEO of Melvin’s Legendary Barbecue, Melvin E. Bessinger, died on Monday, October 22, at the age of 89. From the Bessinger BBQ family, Melvin Bessinger's stake had two...
1:31 am on Tuesday July 17, 2012

Beaufort historian Gerhard Spieler dies at 92

Having spent four decades in Beaufort, Gerhard Spieler has nearly become his own chapter of Beaufort history. Spieler died Saturday of an undisclosed illness in his downtown Beaufort home. The Island Packet offers a full obituary on Spieler and his...
2:18 am on Friday February 24, 2012

Port Royal mourns passing of Police Chief Jim Cadien

In a Facebook update on Thursday, the Town of Port Royal wrote, "Today we mourn the loss of Port Royal Police Chief Jim Cadien, who passed away this morning." Cadien led the town's Police Department for more than a decade and served the town as its...
8:43 pm on Tuesday November 15, 2011

Remembering Charleston jazz writer Jack McCray (Update: Procession video)

Image by Provided Update November 16: Live 5 News has a nice video report from the jazz procession to remember Jack McCray; watch it here. Update November 15: A remembrance parade is today at 10 a.m. from Ansonborough Field and end at 110 Calhoun...

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