Arrangements are under the direction of the Carolina Funeral Home, North Charleston, SC, but the obituary for Dorothy Caulder has not been posted on Friday evening, June 2, at 8 p. m., as they are not yet available.
I called the Carolina Funeral Home in North Charleston, SC and was delighted to get the follow information about the visitation, funeral service, and graveside service from Debbie Dick, office manager.
The service for Mrs. Dorothy Caulder is as follows:
Visitation: 6-4-2017 1:00 PM @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Service: 6-4-2017 2:00 PM @ St. Mark United Methodist Church
Burial: 6-4-2017 3:00 PM @ Carolina Memorial Park
Please note that St. Marks Methodist in the West Ashley district of Charleston is located at 413 Geddes Ave, Charleston, SC 29407
Chaplain (Colonel) Jerry L. Jones, US Army retired and Director/Endorser of Chaplains Ministries, IPHC will be there to represent Chaplains Ministries and our church.
Melvine and I wish to express our love, sympathy, condolences and prayers to Dorothy's family. We loved her and thank God for our fond memories of her.
[Editor's Comment: I met Raymond Caulder in the summer of 1962 when we both attended the Army's Chaplain Officer's Basic Course at Fort Slocum, NY. Actually, Fort Slocum was located on David's Island about 30 minutes off the shore of New Rochelle, NY. Raymond and I became close friends especially since we were both ordained ministers of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Raymond has his car, and we would drive to Stanford, CT to attend church at an Assembly of God Church there. Those people loved us, invited us into their homes, and to a church-wide picnic for the 4th of July. It was there that I learned to water ski. That motor skill helped me to learn to snow ski, when I was an Air Force chaplain at McChord AFB. I conducted a weekend retreat for 75 Airmen and WAF (today we call all Air Force personnel airmen) to a retreat at Snoqualmie, Washington.
One Sunday night while we were in training at Fort Slocum, NY, we got back just at midnight to the parking lot near where we boarded the ferry to take us to the island. We heard the long and commanding fog horn of the ferry boat. We knew if we missed it, we would have to wait until 6 a. m. to get the next ferry. I did not want to do that. I told Raymond we needed to run. As we neared the ferry I took Raymond's hand and told him we would leap to get on board. We leaped through the air and made it. To our chagrin the ferry was coming in, and not going out.
Raymond was very gifted in music. He could play piano and organ, and had a good baritone singing voice. Years later, when I was president of Southwestern College, now Southwestern Christian University, I traveled with our Great Life Singers and we had a concert at Raymond and Dorothy's church in Columbia, SC. Dorothy along with Raymond made us feel like family and were great hosts. I spent the night in their home.
Melvine and I enjoyed our friendship with the Caulders when Raymond was our director/endorser of Chaplains Ministries, IPHC, as well as the dinner banquets and retreats we conducted when I was the director/endorser. Melvine and I attended Raymond's funeral in Charleston, SC, when he passed away. We enjoyed meeting his sons, as well as renewing our friendship with Sharon Caulder Hagan, their daughter. Our son, Greg, attended Emmanuel College when Sharon was a student there.]