Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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MARY T. HUGGINS

PATRICK — Services for Mary Tyner Huggins, 80, who died Sept. 27, 2000, will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bay Springs Bap-tist Church. The Revs. Dean Parker and Johnny Tyner will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville Chapel. Visitation will be Friday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Huggins was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late John Lukis and Velma Gainey Tyner. Surviving are two sons, Charles Huggins of Patrick, and Jackie Gainey of Chesterfield; two sisters, Dorothy Sue Lemmons of Hartsville, and Margaret Nolan of Bennettsville; two brothers, Willie Tyner and Kenneth Tyner, both of Hartsville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

RUBY MAE T. NOTHEY

DARLINGTON — Ruby Mae Thurman Nothey, 76, died Wednesday evening at her residence after an illness. Private funeral services will be held at a later date, directed by Belk Funeral Home. Mrs. Nothey, wife of Robert Allen Nothey, was born in Asheville, N.C., the daughter of the late Rev. Paul Lee and Bertie Mae Brockwell Thurman. Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are a daughter, Shirley A. Baetjer of Florence; two sons; four grandchildren, Teresa Diffenderfer of Ohio, William Martin of Florida, Dana Martin of Maryland, and Denise and Dennis Nutter, both of Florence; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Darlene Sharpe of Darlington; and a brother, Homer Thurman of Asheville. The family will receive friends at the home of Shirley Baetjer, 901 Inglewood Dr., Florence.

HELEN HENDERSON

COLUMBIA — Services for Helen Moore Henderson, 77, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church with burial in the St. Martin’s Memorial Garden. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the home of Mrs. E. M. Craig, 4016 Cassina Road. Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. Mrs. Henderson, widow of Hastings Wyman Henderson Sr., died on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000. Born in Greenville, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Raymond Lemuel Moore and Helen Ball Moore. She was a member of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church. Surviving are her son, Hastings W. Henderson Jr., of Kissimmee, Fla.; daughter, Helen Ball Barrett of Hartsville; sister, Frances Moore Wilkins of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandson, Bradley S. Barrett.

JOHN B. DORITY

LAMAR — John B. “J.B.” Dority, 79, died on Wednesday morning in a Florence hospital after an illness. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Lamar Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Lamar Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel. Mr. Dority was born in Sumter County the son of the late Raymond R. and Alma Conyers Dority. He was employed at Charleston Navy Shipyard for a number of years and was a member of Lamar First Baptist Church and Benton Masonic Lodge #26 in Timmonsville. Surviving are his wife, Annie Amerson Dority of the home; two sons, John B. “Blandy” Dority Jr. of North Augusta and Don R. Dority of Lamar; a daughter, Alice Elizabeth D. Hair of Charleston; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris Hayes of Hartsville and Dot Schipper of Florence. Memorials may be made to Lamar First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 431, Lamar, S.C. 29069.

LOUISE SHIPP

Services for Louise Stevens Shipp, 88, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at the Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee in Florence. The Rev. Dr. Scott Robinson will officiate and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Eudora, Ariz. directed by Steele Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee, 2100 Twin Church Rd., Florence, S.C. 29501. Mrs. Shipp died on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000. Born in Eudora, Ariz., she was a daughter of the late Ward W. and Grace Stephenson Stevens. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was associated with the Saleeby Center. Surviving are her son and daughters-in-law, Dr. Ray and Priscilla Bowen of Seattle, Wash., Betsy Bowen of Columbia, S.C.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a son, Dr. William W. Bowen.

ROBERT H. ELLIS

DARLINGTON — Robert H. Ellis, 61, died Wednesday evening at his residence after an illness. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ellis was born in Charleston, W. Va., the son of the late Rush and Mamie White Ellis. He was a former construction worker. Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Painter of California; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Joan) Bowles of Seneca and Mrs. Douglas (Barbara) Ritz of Darlington; two brothers, Emery and Ronald Ellis, both of Cleveland, Ohio; a special niece, Mrs. Todd (Nedra) Jeffords; a special nephew, Kerry Ritz; and several other nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

LEROY BROCKINGTON

Services for Leroy Brockington will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, in Second Baptist Church. The Rev. J.D. Blue will officiate with burial in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville. Mr. Brockington, 79, died Tuesday in McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Furman and Vernisha Carroway Brockington. He was educated in Darlington County public schools and was a member of Second Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lois Hillian Brockington of Hartsville; a daughter, Deloris Brockington of Baltimore, Md.; seven sons, Robert Brockington of Riverside, Calif., Leroy Brockington Jr. of Columbus, Ga., the Rev. Hazel (Red) Brockington of Jacksonville, Fla., Charles Brockington and Larry Brockington, both of Hartsville, Horace Brockington of New Bern, N.C., and Phillip Brockington of Yonkers, N.Y.; two sisters, Albertha Roderick and Cleo Frazier, both of Hartsville; 20 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

JOHN H. BRISTOW

Services for John Howard Bristow were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Harold L. & Dorothy J. Young Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Levi Henry officiated with burial in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville. Mr. Bristow, 65, died on Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Four Oaks, N.C., a son of the late George and Anna James Bristow. He was educated in Johnston County public schools in North Carolina and worked in manufacturing for over 30 years. Surviving are three daughters, Diane Blakney of Hartsville, Angela Jackson of Chesterfield, and Mary Smith of Smithfield, N.C.; five sons, Purvis Bristow of Four Oaks, N.C., George Bristow of Smithfield, N.C., Kenneth Bristow of Newton Grove, N.C., John Wesley Bristow of Fort Sill, Okla., and Christopher Bristow of Hartsville; five sisters, Margaret Blue of Selma, N.C., Mattie Duff of Four Oaks, N.C., Linda Ratley Bristow of Smithfield, N.C., and Carolyn Frederick of Four Oaks, N.C.; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

LINDA BROOKS

Services for Linda Carol Brooks, 53, were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Ted Duvall officiated. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, in Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbia directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Thomas E. and Pearl S. Goodson Music Scholarship at Coker College, 300 E. College Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550 or St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Box 427, Hartsville, S.C. 29551. Ms. Brooks died on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. Born in Columbia, S.C., she was the daughter of Alise Rollins Brooks and the late Atwood Alex Brooks. She was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, the Alter Guild, Adult Choir, former treasurer and youth choir director. She was previously employed with Mutual Savings & Loan and the First Federal Savings & Loan. She was also a member of the Hartsville Music Club and the Pilot Club. Surviving are her mother of Columbia; aunts, Madge Stewart of Columbia, Ruth Orr of Chapin, S.C., Dora Harshbarger of Huntington, W. Va., and Ethel Shumate of Oregon.

RALPH JOYNER

Ralph Joyner, 40, of Hartsville, died on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, in a local hospital after an illness. Graveside services were held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at 3 p.m. in the McCall Cemetery in Bennettsville directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. Mr. Joyner was born in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and was the son of the late Lloyd A. and Margaret Mims Joyner. Mr. Joyner was a resident of the Thad E. Saleeby Developmental Center in Hartsville. Survivors include two brothers, Lloyd Jack Joyner of Augusta, Ga., and Larry Randall Joyner of Virginia Beach, Va.

MARY D. ASKINS

Services for Mary Evelyn Daniels Askins, 77, were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at the Chapel of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The Rev. Ben Gafford officiated with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church or Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund. Mrs. Askins, wife of Dan G. Askins Sr., died on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. Born in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late William Anderson and Ruby Burch Daniels. She was a charter member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and taught children Sunday School class for many years. She had worked for Byerly Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband of Hartsville; sons, Dan G. Askins Jr. of Hartsville, Charles W. Askins of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter, Anne A. Smith of Hartsville; brother, James Maynard Daniels of Florence; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

LUTHER CHAPMAN JR.

TIMMONSVILLE — Services for Luther “PaPa” Chapman Jr., 67, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel, Hartsville. The Revs. Harvey Parnell and Joseph Morgan will officiate with burial in the Mormon Cemetery, Society Hill. Mr. Chapman died on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late Joe and Charlotte Tucker Chapman. He was a member of Effingham Church of God and was a retired forester. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Darlington DAV #72 and Black Creek Coon Hunters Association. Surviving are his wife, Doris McCaig Chapman of Timmonsville; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Joe and Phyllis Chapman of Society Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Jean Chapman of Society Hill, Florence Dale “Fat Cat” Chapman of Society Hill, Hilda and Phil Coker of Timmonsville, and Charlotte Ann and Duke Dodson of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Dewey Dean Chapman, Jamie Chapman, Vicky Chapman, Allen Freeman and Ashley Freeman; and a special cousin, Margaret Johnson.

JANE WRIGHT

Services for Jane Ella Turner Wright, 53, were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Todd Parrish and Jim Beck officiated with burial in Darlington Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Wright died on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000. Born in Marion County, she was a daughter of Clarence W. Turner and the late Amanda Caulder Turner. She was a member of Temple Free Will Baptist Church and was previously employed with Turner Manufacturing. Surviving are her husband, Dolan Wright of Hartsville; daughters, Shelia Shoemake of Hartsville, and Sharon Hall of Patrick; father of Darlington; brothers, Charles Turner of Timmonsville, and Horace Turner of Florence; sister, Doris O’Neal of Darlington; grandchildren, Art Shoemake, Arden Shoemake, Haley Thomas and Haven Thomas.

ELOUISE THOMAS

Services for Elouise Thomas were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, in Centenary United Methodist Church with burial in St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery in the Wysacky Community of Lee County directed by Hines Funeral Home. Mrs. Thomas was born in the Wysacky Community, a daughter of the late Annie Flemming. She, along with her family, moved to Hartsville early in life and she was married to the late Flag Thomas. This union was blessed with one son, who survives her. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church where she served on the Usher Board. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 233 of Hartsville. Survivors are a son, Frank (Diane) Thomas of Hartsville; a brother, Willie (Wilhelmenia) Virgin of Hartsville; two grandsons, Christopher Days and Franklin Days; five nieces, Linda Bess, Geraldine (Jim) Zimmerman, Patricia Virgin, Cynthia Virgin and Crayona (Paxton) Simpson.

JAMES B. STEELE

LANCASTER — Services for James Beauregard Steele, 83, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at First Presbyterian Church by Dr. Ernie Thompson and the Rev. Sam Thomas. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park directed by Hartley Funeral Home of Lancaster. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Music Fund, P. O.Box 990, Lancaster, S.C. 29720, or Hospice of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, S.C. 29720. Mr. Steele died Friday, Sept. 29, at Morningside Assisted Living. He was born June 25, 1917, in Lancaster. He was the son of the late Walter Lee Steele and May Cunningham Steele and husband of the late Mrs. Beverly Rush Steele. He was retired from Railway Express Agency, was an Elder Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster, where he was a member for 83 years, and served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Steele is survived by three sons, James M. “Jim” Steele and wife, Mary Lathan, of Hartsville, Alvin L. “Al” Steel and wife, Susan, of Fort Mill, William B. “Bill” Steele and wife, Janet, of Whiteville, N.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Jane (Jim) Pierce of Spartanburg; one twin brother, William M. Steele of Kershaw; one sister, Mrs. F. E. “Tinnie” Kerr of Lancaster; 19 nieces and nephews, seven grandchildren, Elizabeth Steele, Jay Pierce, Scott Pierce, Macray Steele, Will Steele, Allison Steele and Baillie Steele.

LEATHIA HODGES

Services for Leathia Hodges will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Centenary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Janice Frederick-Watts, pastor. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home. Mrs. Hodges died Saturday, Sept. 30, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in the St. Charles Community of Lee County, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Ada Wilson McCoy. She was educated in Lee County and Darlington County public schools, graduating from Butler High School, class of 1937. She also attended Claflin College. She was married to the late James “Bubba” Hodges and this marriage was blessed with two children. Her son, James “Rock” Hodges, predeceased her. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church all of her adult life and served on the Senior Choir, Gospel Choir, leader of the United Methodist Women and as an advisor for the family and adult ministries. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Daughters of Ises, Crecent Court #143 of Florence. Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Hodges of Temple Hills, Md.; one granddaughter, Virginia Hickmon; special nephew, Hubert (Margaret) Montgomery of Hartsville; and a foster son, the Rev. Eddie Thomas of Bennettsville.

AIRIEN M. WASHINGTON

Graveside services for Airien Myasia Washington, infant daughter of Kerton and Miliettala Williams Washington, will be at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, in Nazareth Apostolic Church Cemetery with Bishop Vera M. Davis, officiating. Services have been entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Airien died Sunday in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. Surviving, other than her father and mother of Hartsville, are a sister, Ava Tanee Washington of Hartsville; maternal grandparents, Henry Williams Jr. and Ricky and Margie McDonald of Hartsville; maternal grandmother, Lila Mae Dixon; maternal great-grandparents, Henry and Eloise Williams Sr., all of Hartsville; paternal grandparents, Curtis and Jackie Washington; paternal great-grandmother, Lilian Alford, all of Hartsville; paternal great-grandparents, Earline Washington and God mother, Beulah Ann Mumford, also of Hartsville.

AARON I. WASHINGTON

Graveside services for Aaron Isiah Washington, infant son of Kerton and Miliettala Williams Washington, will be at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, in Nazareth Apostolic Church Cemetery with Bishop Vera M. Davis officiating. Services have been entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Aaron died Monday, Oct. 2, in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. Surviving other than his father and mother of Hartsville, are a sister, Ava Tanee Washington of Hartsville; maternal grandparents, Henry Williams Jr. and Ricky and Margie McDonald of Hartsville; maternal grandmother, Lila Mae Dixon; maternal great-grandparents, Henry and Eloise Williams Sr., all of Hartsville; paternal grandparents, Curtis and Jackie Washington; paternal great-grandmother, Lilian Alford of Hartsville; paternal great-grandparents, Earline Washington and God mother, Beulah Ann Mumford, also of Hartsville.

JOSEPH L. MARTIN

Memorial services for Joseph Leslie Martin, 61, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in Harold L. & Dorothy J. Young Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Alexander Davis officiating, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Martin died Sunday in a New York City Hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late James and Amanda Martin. He was educated in Darlington County public schools. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Martin of Queens, N.Y.; two daughters, Sharon Martin of Hartsville and Amanda Stevenson of Baltimore, Md.; a son, Joseph Martin of Manhattan, N.Y.; two sisters, Carolyn Martin of Hartsville and Sandra Martin Dickey of New York City, N.Y.; two brothers, Carl Martin of Hartsville and James Martin Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two aunts, Josie Gibson of Hartsville and Alice Sebastian of Bronx, N.Y.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

EDWARD E. ROBINSON

DARLINGTON — Services for Edward E. “Red” Robinson, 69, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 6, 2000, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Lake Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home. Mr. Robinson died Wednesday, Oct. 4. He was born in York County, the son of the late Baxter and Ruby Hutson Robinson. He was an employee of Sav-Way for a number of years and attended Faith Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Bobbie Gandy Robinson of the home; a son, Alan Robinson of Darlington; two grandchildren, Jeff and Michael Robinson, and three brothers, Jerry Robinson and Ronald Robinson, both of Florence, and Richard Robinson of Timmonsville.

KATHLEEN K. BISCHOFF

DARLINGTON — Services for Kathleen Kay Bischoff, 93, were held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Trinity United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Tim Rogers and Dr. Olin Whitener and directed by Belk Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 6, at Westivew Cemetery, Walhalla, S.C., conducted by the Rev. Mike Cox and directed by Davenport Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Druid Hills United Methodist Church, 1200 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30306, or Trinity United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 16, Darlington, S.C. 29540. Mrs. Bischoff, widow of Frederick C. Bischoff Jr., died Tuesday evening, Oct. 3, in Wilson Medical Center after a short illness. Born in Walhalla, she was the daughter of the late William M. Kay and Exia Dilworth Kay. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and was a retired school teacher. A resident of Atlanta for 40 years before moving to Darlington in 1992, Mrs. Bischoff was a member of Druid Hills United Methodist Church, an honorary lifetime member of the United Methodist Women and was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Surviving are a son, Frederick C. Bischoff III of Darlington; nephews, John Kay of Greer, Douglas K. Seaborn of Pensacola, Fla. and G. W. Seaborn of Williamston, S.C.; nieces, Kathleen Kay Lightsey of Columbia and Mary Kay Rickenbaker of Belton, S.C.

DIANNE B. BLAKNEY

Mrs. Dianne B. Blakney died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2000, in McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Hines Funeral Home.


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