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May 10, 2017, 7:25 AM

In Memory of William Henry Battey

William Henry Battey COLUMBIA - A funeral service for William Henry Battey, 90, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Wheat Street, with burial in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Mr. Battey passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Born April 10, 1927, in Belmont, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late William Henry Battey and Viola Church Battey. Bill was a fire protection engineer for over 40 years, specializing in special hazards systems for chemical plants and refineries. Bill served in the U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, 16th Combat Engineers, during World War II and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Wheat Street. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and in the Scottish Rite. Amateur radio was his lifelong passion. Surviving are his son, William C. Battey of Hanahan, South Carolina; daughter, Karen B. Kunkel (Ken) of Florida; grandchildren, William Brian Battey (Alexandra) of Overland Park, Kansas, and Jennifer Kunkel; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Brannigan Battey, and his brothers, Marshall C. Battey and Robert Ashleigh Battey. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, 6 Richland Medical Park Drive, Columbia, SC 29203; or the American Cancer Society , 128 Stonemark Drive, Columbia, SC 29210.

March 27, 2017, 2:25 PM

In Memory of Col. Jack Lynch Moak

COLUMBIA - Col. Jack Lynch Moak U.S. Air Force (Ret.), 94, died at his home at Still Hopes Retirement Community in West Columbia, S.C., on March 23, 2017. Born in Port Royal, S.C., on May 26, 1922, he was a son of C.C. Moak and Julia Miller Moak.

Col. Moak is survived by his wife of 71 years, Julianne Fripp Moak; three daughters, Julie Petroff (Walker) of Beaufort, Jackie Knoblock (Hank) of Uruguay, and Marion Lusk (Ricky) of West Columbia; four grandchildren, Jennifer Latham (John), Michael Hook (Jenise), Allen Petroff (Lauren), Sarah Smith (Kevin); and seven great-grandchildren, Jack and Kate Latham, Charlie and George Petroff, and Weston, Joseph, and Bella Hook.

He had been a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church since its founding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017, conducted by Monsignor Richard D. Harris of St. Joseph, 3600 Devine Street. The family will be receiving friends following the service at the Mansion at the Still Hopes Community at 3:00 p.m. A private interment will take place in the Memorial Garden of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

At the age of 14, Jack began his life-long passion when he learned to fly at Owens Field. At 16, he exaggerated his age and joined the National Guard in Columbia. He later transferred to the Army Air Corps, where he flew a P-38 Lightning. In June 1943 he was sent to North Africa. While part of a bomber escort group, he was attacked by a German fighter and forced to ditch in the Tyrrhenian Sea south of Salerno, Sicily. He was captured by the Italians and eventually sent to Stalag Luft 3 near the town of Sagan (now Zagan) in Poland where he spent 22 months. He was later awarded the Purple Heart. He served in Germany during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1953, and served in the S.C. Air National Guard until his military retirement in 1982. Col. Moak eventually commanded the 169th CAMRON Squadron, the largest squadron in the SC Air National Guard. He was the first officer to retire from SCANG. In addition to the P-38, his favorite planes were the P-51, F-86 and the Lear Jet.

After his release from active duty in the Air Force, Jack began work at the SC Aeronautics Commission, where he later was named Assistant Director. When the SC Development Board was established, he was hired as chief pilot, and continued in that capacity until his retirement.

Jack was a talented amateur musician and often entertained residents at Still Hopes with his clarinet, which he learned to play while a POW.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

January 30, 2017, 12:28 PM

Ordination of James Peyton Hartley

God Willing and The People of God Consenting

The Right Reverend W. Andrew Waldo, VIII Bishop of Upper South Carolina, will ordain James Peyton Hartley to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ's One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, Thursday, the Second of February in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Seventeen at half past six o'clock in the evening

Saint David's Episcopal Church,
605 Polo Road, Columbia, South Carolina.

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January 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

Protect Your Marriage Weekend Workshop - February 10 & 11

Why should we participate? Marriages need attention. If you need to tune-up your car every 10,000 miles, you surely need to take some time to check-in on how your marriage relationship is doing every now and then. The marriage weekend is a great chance to do just that. Couples will be individually provided with an online assessment prior to the weekend, which will generate a couples report to show you your strengths as a couple, as well as flag areas for growth. During the conference, you will be given some tools designed to help you work through conflict in a way that avoids damaging the marriage. Jim and Acton Beard, who will be leading our time together, specialize in strengthening Christian marriages. The entire program will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church.

What is included? The program starts Friday night with dinner at 6:30pm. We will also have a lite breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The program will wrap up about 2pm. After the conference ends at 2pm on Saturday, couples will have an opportunity to meet with the Beards privately if they choose (first come/first served). Child care will be provided during the seminar (we will ask participants to donate a reasonable amount to cover their childcare).

How do we register? CLICK HERE. Shortly after you register and pay, a link to complete a confidential online assessment will be emailed to each participant.

Cost: Cost is $25 per person and includes the online assessment you will complete prior to the seminar, as well as program meals and materials. Deadline to register is February 5th!

Questions: contact Fletcher ( or Sarah (

The Beards have more than 40 years combined experience counseling married couples. They lead marriage workshops around the world. Most lately they have focused their practice on intensive marriage and pre-marriage counseling retreats, often hosting couples in their home on Pawley's Island. We are very blessed that they have agreed to come be with us, so please take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

January 17, 2017, 1:54 PM

Join St. John's for its family weekend in Kanuga

Parish Weekend Retreat

Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2. 

This year's program will be led by the Rt. Rev. Nick Dill, Bishop of Bermuda. A registration brochure is available in the church or the atrium of Heyward Hall and online HERE.

For more information or to volunteer during the Kanuga weekend, contact Ashley Jaillette at

Bishop Nick was born in a hurricane in the dark ages of 1963 in Bermuda. Husband to Fiona, Father to 6 amazing children, ranging from 9-24 years old. His first degree was in Politics and History at Trinity College, University of Toronto graduating in 1986 and, subsequently Law at the University of London, England.  He qualified as a barrister and worked in London. During this time and through the faithful witness of his sister he came to faith and threw himself into life in a large City of London Anglican church. Before come back to Bermuda full time, he participated in an inaugural preaching and teaching course for a year returning home thereafter as a Litigation and Private Client lawyer.  
During this time, he felt called to full time ministry and found himself selected by the Anglican Church of Bermuda for training at Wycliffe Hall Theological College at the University of Oxford in England. Thereafter he worked in a large and thriving evangelical Anglican Church in England for seven years before returning home to pastor the Anglican Parish of Pembroke, serving the congregations of St. John's, St. Monica's and St. Augustine's. In 2013 he was elected and consecrated as the next Bishop of Bermuda. Bishop Nick is thankful for of the positive and negative influences in his life that have led to today but most of all gives tribute to his Heavenly Father without whom he would have no hope or a future;  to the Lord Jesus who has saved, enabled, inspired and equipped him for all that he does and to the Holy Spirit who through the scriptures teaches and by his presence sanctifies to the Glory of God.  
Apart from his family – who are his pride and greatest joy; and the ministry which comes with a mix of joy and sorrow-  if he had any time he could be found sailing, skiing and walking in addition to gardening, reading and cooking – doing none of it particularly well but all of it enjoyed.   

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