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Myrtle Usselman James Island - Myrtle Johnson Usselman, 90, of James Island passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 14, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Usselman are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Nativity Catholic Church, 1061 Folly Road, James Island. The Rite of Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends between 6:00 and 8:00 PM Tuesday at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home, 1620 Savannah Highway, Charleston. Online Condolences may be offered at www.CharlestonFunerals.com . Myrtle was born in Aynor, SC on October 29, 1926 to the late John Quincy and Elnita Gore Johnson. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Fred; two daughters, Sharon Usselman and Debbie Usselman Dodds (Johnnie); three loving grandchildren, Ryanne Dodds Chaplin (Tyler), John Dodds , and Charlie Dodds; two sisters, Grace McMillan and Wilma Silver (Bill); and a brother, George Lloyd Johnson (Dot). Myrtle went to Socastee High School, and moved to Charleston in 1945 to begin her thirty-year career with Southern Bell. She was a parishioner at Nativity Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the Rifle Club, and proud member of the James Island Yacht Club, Telephone Pioneers, VFW, and Elks Club. She also served as the Girls State Coordinator for the American Legion, and was a Brownie and Girl Scouts troop leader. Myrtle loved to dance, was an avid sports fan, and was fiercely passionate for her family. Myrtle was happiest when she was cooking for her family and friends, and she was famous for her fried chicken. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation at www.alzfdn.org . Arrangements by James A. McAlister, (843) 766-1365. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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