Henry Muller; Frances Lane; Carolyn Mae Riley Obituaries from Pearson Funeral Home

Henry Moses Muller

1934 ~ 2022 (age 88)
Graveside services for Mr. Henry Moses Muller 88, of West Columbia, South Carolina, will be held on Saturday February 19, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church Cemetery on Cemetery Court off Fish Hatchery Road West Columbia, South Carolina. There will be a viewing on Friday from 1:00 to 7:00 pm at the Pearson’s Funeral Home located at 4508 N. Main Street Columbia, South Carolina. He was born on February 13, 1934 to the late Booker T. Muller Sr. and Cora Lee Mack Muller.


He was a lifetime member of the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in West Columbia, South Carolina where he served as the Minister of Music.. In 1967 he became a charter member of More Light Lodge #468 of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina where he served as the first secretary of the lodge. He was a 33 Mason, Past Commander-in-Chief of C.C. Johnson Consistory #136, and he was the keeper of Seals and Archives (KSA). Henry was an Honorary Past Imperial Potentate (HPIP), Past Potentate, Past Imperial Deputy of the Oasis of Cairo Temple #125, and served as the Recorder of the Temple for many years.

He retired from Fairfield County Schools as a Band Director (McCrorey-Liston High School and Fairfield Middle School). Mr. Muller was dedicated to his local community and city -wide community. He cherished his experiences he gained from his association over the years with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Bishops, Presiding Elders, Pastor and Ministers, Laymen, and his Masonic Brothers. Mr. Muller’s Motto: “I’ve been running for Jesus for a long time and I am not tired yet!”

He was cherished and loved by his son Milton Brown (Gloria), his daughter Constance Fair, grandchildren Markey Ivery (Leslie), Alesha Nesbitt (Karensky), Kawaki ‘Kaye’ Kinley, Megan Jones (John) and Gregory Brown, great grandchildren Alex, Dillon and Madison Ivery, Tyler, Jordan and Kamryn Nesbitt, Khamani Johnson, Cadence and Mason Jones, his brother Willie B. Muller (Margaret), Aunts Hattie E. Kinley, Mamie W. Muller and Corine J. Muller, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends who loved him dearly.
Saturday – February 19, 2022 – 1 PM – Mt. Pisgah, South Carolina, West Columbia.

Frances M. Lane

May 15, 1925 ~ February 9, 2022 (age 96)

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances M. Lane, 96, of West Columbia, South Carolina, were held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm in the Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church 1122 Monticello Road West Columbia, South Carolina, with burial to follow in the Double Branch Cemetery West Columbia, South Carolina. There was a viewing from 1:00 to 7:00 pm Monday at Pearson’s Funeral Home 4508 N. Main St. Columbia, South Carolina.


She was born in Blythewood, South Carolina the daughter of the late Wade Myers and Stella Ellison on May 15, 1925. She was a member of the Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church of West Columbia, South Carolina. She is cherished by her son, Rudolph Etheridge of Columbia, SC, and two daughters, Evelyn Etheridge and Addie Caldwell both of West Columbia, SC, and her extended family Allen ( Harriet ) Etheridge, Sherwood Etheridge, Jerome ( Jan ) Etheridge, Keith ( Sheila ) Etheridge, Ralphetta Davis, Wanda Hawkins, Ethel Mae Davis, and Carrie Glover, and nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and fourteen great great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. The family of Mrs. Frances Lane would like to thank the Agape House Of Lexington for their kindness and gentleness they provided for their Mother.
Services were held Tuesday February 15, 2022 at Turner Memorial A.M.E, South Carolina, West Columbia.

Carolyn Mae Riley

October 25, 1953 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 68)

Graveside services for Ms. Carolyn Mae Riley, 68, of West Columbia, South Carolina, will be held Saturday,  February 12, 2022 at 1:30 pm in the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church Cemetery on Fish Hatchery Road West Columbia, South Carolina.

She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lizzie Riley, and born in Lexington, South Carolina, on October 25, 1953. She departed this life on ( January 22, 2022 ), at her home to be with the Lord. Carolyn excepted Christ at an early age, at Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church in Dixiana, South Carolina and served unconditionally on the Usher Board. She was a very dedicated person to her family and her church as a lifelong faithful member. 

Carolyn Mae

After graduating Airport High School in 1971, she continued her education and became a 1975 Cum Laude graduate with an honors BS degree in accounting at Benedict College. Carolyn was a very loving, humble, compassionate, and genuine individual, who last worked in accounting with Security Federal Savings and Loan Bank.She later took on being a Caregiver for her mother and was very devoted.

Her spiritual fruits became visible when she sacrifice herself as Primary Caregiver for her mother. It became evident of her patience, gentleness, faithful, loving and goodness in her work. The youngest of four siblings, she was preceded in death by her older sister Harvey Ann Williams. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Linda (Marvin) Sumter, Belleville, MI,  Mrs. Margaret (Gerod) Harvey, Irom, SC, two aunts, Thelma Kenley, West Columbia, SC, Rose Bell Favor of New Jersey; one uncle James Johnson, West Columbia, SC; nieces and nephews; Brett R. Harvey, Katherine E. Harvey, Tonya, Kevin and Issac Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Services were held Saturday February 12, 2022 1:30 PM at Mt. Pisgah, South Carolina, West Columbia