My co-worker at the parish where I serve was scheduled to travel this week, and the day before he left there were two deaths, so two funerals in two days fell to me.
I thought I would list their obituaries:
Corbin Jr., James
CORBIN, James James Edward Ted Corbin, Jr., 80, of Yonges Island, husband of Patricia Browning Corbin died Tuesday morning, July 24, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital. Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 12 o’clock at Christ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Hollywood. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at James A. Dyal Funeral Home, Summerville from 6 until 8 o’clock this evening. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to: Christ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, PO Box 426, Hollywood, SC 29449. Ted was born July 27, 1926 in Macon, Georgia, son of the late James E. Corbin, Sr. and Martha Bass Corbin. He was a loving father and husband for sixty one years. He was a graduate of Columbia High School, Columbia, South Carolina. His hobbies included fishing, golfing, flying and was happiest when he was operating his heavy equipment. He was a member of Christ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He was the owner and founder of Metal Trades Inc., a metal fabrication company established in 1962. The company’s success is credited to his work ethic as he preferred the hands on approach toiling alongside fellow laborers while his sons ran the day to day business. He remained active in the company until his death. Ted was very civic minded, playing a role in the construction of St. Paul’s Academy and most recently sponsoring a School to Work welding program in Hollywood, SC. He enjoyed helping others, especially those in need. Ted would rather give than receive. Survivors including his wife are: Sons and daughters: James Edward Corbin III (Marvia) of Meggett, Russell B. Corbin (Margaux) of Yonges Island, William David Corbin (Winnie) of Yonges Island, Richard Frederick Corbin (Patsy) of Yonges Island, Theodore Patrick Corbin of Yonges Island, Patricia Corbin Crites (Kenny) of Ravenel and Angela Ann Corbin of Yonges Island. Grandchildren: James Edward Corbin, IV, Richard Gregory Corbin (Lori), Randall Mikell Corbin (Sara), Morgan Taylor Corbin, Leslie Corbin Savage(Todd), Melissa Corbin Barton (Jeb), Dustin Russell Corbin, Christopher David Corbin, Alicia Laine Corbin, Brittany Kathleen Corbin, Kristi Corbin Rowe (Thomas), William Walton Corbin, Britton David Corbin (Meggan), Theodore Patrick Corbin, Jr., Julia Nichole Corbin, Ashleigh Crites Lambert (Chris), Katheryn Grojean Crites, Gregory Paul Crites, Elizabeth Patricia Crites, Corbin Thomas Collier and Krista Dawn Collier. Great grandchildren: Lauren Alyce Corbin, Brooke Lorraine Corbin, Savannah Rae Corbin, Blaire Kathleen Corbin, McKenzie Lorraine Corbin, Christian Brewer Savage, Talyn Ivy Savage, Sydney Renee Barton, Gannon O’Neil Barton, Meredith Hutton Rowe, Brantley Grace Rowe, Regan Britton Corbin, Jack Henry Corbin, Preston Taylor Lambert, Henry Durand Lambert. Sister: Martha Corbin Banks of Yonges Island ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA 29483. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.
Paulling Jr., Robert
PAULLING, JR., Robert Dr. Robert Paulling, Jr. was born July 8, 1920 in Charleston. He was son of Robert Murray Paulling and Caroline Cuthbert Paulling. He was First Honor Graduate at the High School of Charleston in 1938, and he graduated from College of Charleston. He continued with his education, and graduated from Medical College of SC. He took his internship and orthopedic residency at Roper Hospital, and practiced orthopedic surgery in Charleston for 39 years. He was a member of SC. Medical Association; a member of the Medical Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; a member of the Southern Orthopedic Medical Association, the Widows and Orphans Association and the Crippled Children’s Society of SC. He was an avid outdoorsman and a member of numerous wildlife conservation organizations. Dr. Paulling was a charter member and past president of the Sertoma Club of Charleston, and a member of the Carolina Yacht Club. He was a member of Christ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Yonges Island. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, of 57 years, and four sons: Robert Murray and wife Rose Marie, Dudley Randolph and wife Emily, Richard Cuthbert and wife Joanie, and Ronald Porcher and wife Teri. He has six grandchildren: Joseph, Brockman, Marcia, Caroline, Audrey, and Claire Paulling. The relatives and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Murray Paulling are invited to attend the funeral service of the former, Friday, July 27, 2007 at eleven o’clock at the graveside in Christ-St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard, Meggett, SC. Visitation will be held at J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home on Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston Thursday between five and seven o’clock. The family welcomes memorial contributions to the Coastal Carolina Alzheimer’s Chapter Association P.O. Box 80459 Charleston, SC 29416 or the Walk for Autism-Charleston, 1487 Cooper’s Hawk Drive, Charleston, SC 29445. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.
Interesting that both men were in their 80’s.
Also, I couldn’t help thinking of Jeremy Taylor’s prayer:
O God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be Numbered; Make us, we beseech thee, deeply sensible of the shortness and uncertainty of human life; and let thy Holy Spirit lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days: that, when we shall have served thee in our generation, we may be gathered unto our fathers, having the testimony of a good conscience; in the communion of the Catholic Church; in the confidence of a certain faith; in the comfort of a reasonable, religious, and holy hope; in favour with thee our God, and in perfect charity with the world. All which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.