East Cooper School Alumni Association

East Cooper School Alumni Association


One of the founders of East Cooper has passed away:
For all of those, who had Mrs. Irene Early for third grade back in the late 60s, she is 93 and ives in Columbia. I was talking to her sister in-law, who lives in Mr, Early's {our principle back then" house around the corner from me. She moved up there, after her husband died.
More from the mimeograph files....
And Iโ€™m pretty sure this is 4th grade, 1972-73. If that is Mrs. Darby, anyway.
I *think* this is 3rd grade, 1971-72. In the school library.

ECSAA is a non-profit 501(c)7 organization whose sole purpose is to reunite former students, teachers, coaches, administration, parents and friends of East Cooper School.

Operating as usual

[06/07/21]   Looking for an alum to be ADMIN of this page. Who is next? Time to pass the baton.


Treasures from Mimeograph Heaven ๐Ÿคญ

Mimeograph Memories of ECS
Who else sniffed it? ๐Ÿ‘ƒLol

๐Ÿ“ธ Thanks to Piglet Evans for digging this up and sharing.

[09/18/19]   ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿ’›


โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธOur sincere condolences to the Hatchers in the loss of their best friend and Mother โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

Mary Elizabeth King Hatcher November 13, 1935-August 7, 2019


Mary Elizabeth Hatcher JOHNS ISLAND - Mary Elizabeth Johnson King Hatcher, of Johns Island, passed away the night of August 7, 2019. She was 83 years old. She died at home. She was born at Baker Hospital on November 13, 1935. She was the daughter of Mr. Ernest Walter King, Jr., and Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Charleston, SC. She is survived by her sons, John McNiel Hatcher, Jr., also known as Niel, and Crispin King Hatcher. Mrs. Hatcher graduated from St. Margaret's School of Tappahannock, Virginia, and attended the College of Charleston. She was the wife of Lt. John McNiel Hatcher whom she wed at St. Philips Church. During the marriage, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army. He served before, during and after the war in Viet Nam. They were divorced. Before the marriage and then during the earliest days of it, Mrs. Hatcher was a teacher. She later worked as a home health nurse, as a genealogist, as well as in multi-level marketing, specifically and following: Cambridge Diet plan, Sprint Telephone and Yurika Foods, during the 1980's. During the 1990's she ran King's Mobile Home Park in the area of West Ashley. Mrs. Hatcher was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames of South Carolina and the Huguenot Society. She was a member of St. Philip's Church and also attended the French Protestant (Huguenot) Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, 138 Logan Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401. The graveside funeral service for Mrs. Hatcher will be Thursday, August 15th, at 11:00am at St. Philip's Church in Charleston at 142 Church Street. Immediately following the funeral, a reception will be at the Huguenot Heritage Hall of the Huguenot Church at 44 Queen Street. Arrangements in care of Charleston Cremation Center And Funeral Home. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

[08/04/19]   Service for Liza Loadholt Valero, today

[08/01/19]   Our Liza has passed


โ€œThe Callโ€ โ€” James Smith for Governor (SC)

Our own Kirkland Thomas Smith voices an Incredible ad, describing her husband's call to service.
Kirkland Smith! WOW. Sharing like crazy!!!!


moultrienews.com 04/22/2018

IOP PD now under Usry

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš”Congratulations , Interim Chief! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ You were born for this... Keep rising to the top. WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOU!

moultrienews.com In the waning moments after hearing Isle of Palms Police Chief Thomas Buckhannon announce his retirement after 37 years, the next presumable question was who would take his place?

meyersfuneralhomes.com 04/06/2018

Obituary for Linda Newton May at Meyers Funeral Home

Continue to share your love and prayers for our Jon May and Michelle May Smith who lost their Mother this past week. Our sincere condolences for your loss and yet we rejoice with you in the Truth that she is with Heaven โค

From Jon,
"For those in Indiana/Ohio, please find information regarding the memorial service for Linda Newton May. For those in Charleston SC, we will send out information for those services over the upcoming months. Thanks for prayers and support."


meyersfuneralhomes.com Linda Newton May, age 75 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. The daughter of Robert and Oris Newton nee Kemp was born on July 23, 1942. Linda married Dr. James Eugene May on December 13, 1962. Linda received her


East Cooper School Alumni Association's cover photo

sites.google.com 03/28/2018

East Cooper Photos - SCISA Football History


Via Logan Gibbons:

Hello. I run the SCISA Football History archive, a website didcated to preserving the history of SCISA football. Part of this project involves getting a picture of every football team to pair with each season. ECS played football in SCISA from 1984 to 1987, but I have only been able to find a picture of the 1985 team. My primary source for pictures is old yearbooks, so I was hoping that there were some alumni who had their yearbooks from 1985-1988 (the team is always 1 year behind the yearbook), and that they would snap a picture of the team photo and either post it, message it to me, or email it to me (my email is on the website) Thanks for any help you can provide. Feel free to forward this message as needed.


Contact: Logan Gibbons Logan Gibbons
Email: [email protected]

Thanks, Logan!

I am sure there are plenty of folks that will not only love to share their photos, but name every one in them.

sites.google.com SCISA Football History


via Mrs. Carol Metz Peecksen

Grammar fun!

southstrandnews.com 01/19/2018

Waccamaw Neck mourns death of local historian

Wonderful tribute. Memorials can be made to Brookgreen Gardens, a place she loved to take us! And warn us not to feed the alligators.

A special thanks to John Peecksen for sharing this article

"We will love her ere we go... We will love her ere we go..."

southstrandnews.com Alberta Lachicotte Quattlebaum, a Waccamaw Neck historian who died on Dec. 30 at age 89, will be remembered for her passion for preserving the past, a unique sense of humor


ECS Eagles School Vintage Belt Buckle | eBay

From a school in Kentucky? Pretty neat.

Any takers? Thanks to Jordan for finding this ECS EAGLES vintage belt buckle.

ebay.com Condition : This buckle shows age, wear & handling. Fits a Belt Size up to : 1 3/4". | eBay!

[11/06/17]   Tom O'Rourke has extended the invitation for all ECS fans to join him for the Voting Results for Mt Pleasant Town Council on Tuesday night at the Kicking Chicken on Coleman Blvd. 7pm

Please share with all Eagles! Go Tom!


Another Eagle flying high!! So proud Sarah Gayle! Congratulations on your new role in leadership. You are a blessing on this Earth.

Friday Bio Time! Meet our new Secretary for the SC Brewers Guild.

"My name is Sara Gayle McConnell and I am a co-founder of Tradesman Brewing Co. I was a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse for 25 years. The last 4 and 1/2 years I was the educator for 200 staff members. I began helping my husband homebrew and quickly transitioned to taproom when we opened Tradesman 7 years later. I merged my love of teaching and science into the new business. Within a year of opening I had co-founded the BREWSTER Brew program and began developing a hands on educational/hands on brewing program that benefits local women's charities. To date the BREWSTER program and all the breweries that have participated have helped give back over $9,000 in just a little over 2 years. My favorite beers that we make would have to be the Welders Wheat (it began its life as a homebrew that Scott made for me) and the Shift Change (Blonde Coffee Stout). My favorite beers that I have made that you can find on tap are all BREWSTER Brews.....especially the Donk Monk With Us ( a Belgian tripel) and the latest Matron of Helles (Munich Helles)."

Tradesman Brewing Co.




East Cooper School Alumni Association's cover photo

A Look Back to High School, The Young'uns 04/24/2017

Photo collection appeared during Reunion II in June 2009. Information on the dates of these photos are welcome. After review, clearly the photo source was Trit Mulligan. LOL

Photo collection appeared during Reunion II in June 2009. Information on the dates of these photos are welcome. After review, clearly the photo source was Trit Mulligan. LOL


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hosting-16052.tributes.com 04/07/2017

J. David Stewart Obituary - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina - J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

Please reach out to Loy and family. His grandfather has passed. The following tribute shared by Emmett Morgan.
. . .
Loy, our thoughts and prayers are with you +

hosting-16052.tributes.com Obituary, funeral and service information for Rev. J. David Stewart from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Funeral services by J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel .

legacy.com 11/07/2016

Horst Michael Semper's Obituary on Charleston Post & Courier

It is with great sadness, we share the Obituary of Horst M. Semper, father to our beloved Semper girls. Services are Thursday, November 17th.


legacy.com Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Horst Michael Semper Mt. Pleasant - Horst Michael Semper of Mt. Pleasant entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The relatives and friends of Horst Semper are invited to attend his


Congratulations Bob Olson!! This was in the West Of paper that just came out today.

News Via Debbie Lowe Cepeda


Timeline Photos

legacy.com 06/16/2016

SeanMichael Orcutt's Obituary on Charleston Post & Courier

Sean Michael Orcutt's obituary - Services will be held MON, JUN 20.

Note: Address is 1300 NORTH Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577


legacy.com Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | SeanMichael Orcutt Myrtle Beach, SC - Mr. SeanMichael Semper Orcutt, 21, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Born May 4, 1995 in Mt. Pleasant, SC, he was the

[06/14/16]   We have learned that our Jackie Semper Orcutt has lost her son, Sean Michael. Pease express your love to Jackie, Ingrid and Monique.

Jackie's address :
Jackie Orcutt
561 Concord Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

gofundme.com 06/11/2016

Click here to support Funeral Expenses for Mac by Elizabeth Ward Paddock

It is with heavy heart, we share this news with you. Mac Ward, son of Dr. Ward, is critically ill and in a hospice center in Raleigh, NC. Please help his siblings, Elizabeth, Rush and Che with funeral expenses.


gofundme.com As many of you know, Mac is near the end of his life. Mac always tried to help a friend in need even though he did so in odd, unconventional ways. What can I say? Mac always marched to the tune of his own drummer. As I was calling funeral homes to get cremation quotes, I truly wanted to cry a...

[10/06/15]   Hi my friends,

I hope this finds you all safe and dry no matter where you are in the State of South Carolina and beyond. Quite a few of our alum and fellow ECS friends are being affected by this storm/rain in the worst possible way.

At least one has lost her home and another is flooded with the floors being ripped out. I know of others in the midlands that are not really telling anyone online about their situation but they are out in the rain feeding the National Guard and helping their neighbors in some of the worst areas around Columbia.

There will be more reports to come I am sure.

What can we do to help as a power group?
Is anyone among us really good at handling money?

Feedback is welcome. Peace +

legacy.com 09/15/2015

Gerda Hall's Obituary on Charleston Post & Courier

It is with heavy heart that I share this news at the passing of Mrs. Gerda Hall, former teacher of ECS. I had the pleasure of seeing her several times over the last 2 years. What a shocker; she was one sharp tack and so sweet. We know you are in a superior place, Gerda. God Bless Your Family in their Sorrow.


legacy.com Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Gerda Hall MT. PLEASANT - Gerda Philippsthal Hall, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, died Monday, September 14, 2015. A memorial will take place at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 18th, at St. Paul's

hosting-16052.tributes.com 06/29/2015

Carol Benton Obituary - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina - J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

We express and extend our deepest sympathies to Wade & Shane Boals and their families on the passing of their dear mother, Carol Benton.

A beautiful tribute can be found here. Peace +


hosting-16052.tributes.com Obituary, funeral and service information for Carol Benton from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Funeral services by J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel .

legacy.com 10/16/2014

Jordon Tradd Barber's Obituary on Charleston Post & Courier

Linda, you are in our prayers and on our minds. So many are sending their love. We are sorry for your terrible loss. We pray you peace +++

It is with sadness, but honor I share this with our ECS family.


legacy.com Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Jordon Tradd Barber MT. PLEASANT - Jordon Tradd Barber, 19, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014. His Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday,

[10/14/14]   Jordon Barber is the son of Linda Lassig Corbisello (Class of 1984). He passed away early Monday morning. Please keep Linda and her family in your prayers. He graduated from Wando High School.

Here is copy of a post from Linda 2 hours ago, posted to her wall:
"Jordon Tradd Barber funeral arrangements....Thursday October 16, 2014. Everything will be at Stuhrs of Mt Pleasant. Visitation...2pm, Funeral....3pm, burial following. For all his friends, my kids who have requested to speak, pls limit it to 5 minutes. Jeremiah 29:11....one of his tatts"

In case you would like to mail cards or flowers directly to her:
Linda Corbisello
267 Coinbow Circle
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

We are deeply grieved for your loss, Linda. Whatever we can do, many are reaching out to send love, hugs and prayers. Peace peace with love +++

[10/06/14]   Visited with the lovely Mrs. Quattlebaum. She was "flabbergasted" and astonished by all the details i recalled for her. I named all of you sending their love and it was so wonderful to be with her.

She welcomes anyone who wants to visit. She will be here in town about a week.

Then for those who wish, we will go visit her at home, Waverly Plantation in Litchfield. What a beautiful moment to share with her today.


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Coastal Christian Preparatory School Coastal Christian Preparatory School
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Sundrops Montessori Bridge Campus Sundrops Montessori Bridge Campus
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