Funeral Information for Fallen Charleston, S.C. Firefighters

Nine Charleston, S.C. firefighters died battling a furniture warehouse blaze on June 18.Bradford "Brad" Baity Visitation for Engineer Baity will be held Friday, June 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at West at Stuhr Funeral Home's West Ashley Chapel on 3360 Glenn...


Nine Charleston, S.C. firefighters died battling a furniture warehouse blaze on June 18.

Bradford "Brad" Baity

Visitation for Engineer Baity will be held Friday, June 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at West at Stuhr Funeral Home's West Ashley Chapel on 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23 at 3 p.m. at Charleston Baptist Church at 13 Sam Miguel Road, Charleston, S.C.


Melven Champaign

Funeral Services for Firefighter Champaign will be held Monday, June 25 at 12 p.m. at Emanuael Baptist Church located at 1440 Folly Road in James Island, S.C.

Burial will follow at Stem Point Cemetery on James Island.


Mark Kelsey

Funeral Services for Engineer Kelsey be held Tuesday, June 26 in his hometown of Washington, Indiana.

From Charleston, Kelsey's casket will be taken by firetruck to the airport following the memorial service, flown to Indianapolis and driven home.


Mike Benke

Visitation for Captain Benke will be held Friday, June 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at J. Henry Stuhr Inc., West Ashley Chapel.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at Palmetto Community Church.

Interment will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens.


James 'Earl' Allen Drayton

Funeral services for Firefighter Drayton will be set at a later date.

Friends are welcome to call on the family at 127 Marion Road, Summerville, S.C.


Michael French

Visitation for Assistant Engineer French is Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 7 pm at the Dial-Murray Funeral Home Chapel.

French's memorial service will be Sunday at 2 pm at the Berkeley High School gymnasium.


William "Billy" Hutchinson

Visitation for Captain Hutchinson will be held Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m. at Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 22 at 2 p.m. at Pinecrest Baptist Church.


Louis Mulkey

Visitation for Captain Mulkey will be held Friday, June 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the James A. Dyal Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23 at 6 p.m. at the Summerville High School stadium.

A graveside burial will held Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at Summerville Cemetery.


Brandon Thompson

Visitation for Firefighter Thompson will be held Friday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Parks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23 at 6 p.m. at the Stratford gymnasium.

Burial will follow at the Plantation Memorial Gardens.


Firehouse.com will provide funeral information for the other firefighters as it becomes available.