Tragedy Strikes Mount Pleasant Community


Died Too Young

Mount Pleasant youth dies in car accident.

Taylor Early was tragically killed in a car accident several days ago.  John Taylor Early MT. PLEASANT – John Taylor Early, 20, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Born Monday, September 9, 1991, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, he was the son of J. Gary Early, Jr., and the late Sonya W. Cox. John “Taylor” was recently accepted into the U.S. Army and was scheduled to leave Monday to finalize his enrollment process. He was a graduate of Bishop England High School and was awarded a full academic scholarship. “Taylor” was attending Trident Technical College aiming for a career in Criminal Justice. He loved the great outdoors, hunting and fishing, and was a First Degree Green Belt in Shaolin Kempo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sonya Cox and his paternal grandmother, Clift J. (Lady) Early. He is survived by James Gary Early, Jr., of Mt. Pleasant, his grandparents, Jean Cox Graham of Mt. Pleasant and Mr. and Mrs. James Gary Early (Pamela Owen-Early) of Mt. Pleasant; aunts, Jennifer DeLoche Ward of San Francisco, Leigh Owen Wilkes of Mt. Pleasant and Shelly J. Cox of Florida; cousins, James Hunter DeLoche of San Francisco and Owen Covington Wilkes of Mt. Pleasant, Nick and Jack Cox of Jupiter, FL. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 5-7 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC. A memorial service will be held at “The Point” at Home Farm, Mt. Pleasant at 5:30PM on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Taylor was an avid animal lover and in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Pet Helpers Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1447 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29412.