Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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LOUEVERT CHAMBERS
Services for Louevert Chambers, 94, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 8, 2000, in Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Janice Frederick-Watts officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Chambers was born in Bishopville, a daughter of the late Ben Mertz Johnson and Jessie Hendrix. She was the widow of the late William A. Chambers.

Surviving are three daughters, Louevert (Aries) Napper of Conyers, Ga., Wilhemenia (Willie) Virgion of Hartsville and Lucile (Ellis) Hill of Queens, N.Y.; three sons, Alan Cambiera of Atlanta, Ga., Joseph (Ruth) Chambers of New York, N.Y., and Louis Chambers; other relatives, Margaret Chamber of Philadelphia, Wayne Johnson of Buffalo, N.Y.; and 17 grandchildren.

PENOLOPE D. NETTLES
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. Memorial services for Penolope (Penny) D. Nettles, 64, of Stone Mountain, Ga., will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at the Kingdom Hall of JehovahÕs Witnesses in Georgia, with Hines Funeral Home in charge of local announcements.

Mrs. Nettles died Saturday, Nov. 4. A native of Hartsville, Mrs. Nettles was a daughter of the late James and Lenora Williams. She was one of JehovahÕs Witnesses for many years. As a retired school teacher, she was loved by all her babies (students) as she called them. She was a graduate of Butler High School and Benedict College in Columbia.

Survivors are her husband, Albert (Al) Nettles; one brother, James (Edith) Williams of Silver Springs, Md.; two sisters, Rosa L. (John) Nelums of Columbia and Luever (Thomas) of Union; brother-in-law, Henry L. (Julia) Nettles of Buffalo, N.Y.

CARROLL E. FLOYD
DARLINGTON Services for Carroll Eugene Floyd, 62, of Darlington, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 8, 2000, in The Church of God of Prophecy. Interment will follow in Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

Mr. Floyd died Monday, Nov. 6, in a local hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County and was the son of Beulah Jordan Floyd and the late Ernest Floyd. He attended Darlington County schools. Having worked for General Motors in Flint, Mich. for 24 years, he retired in 1993. Mr. Floyd attended The Church of God of Prophecy. He enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. Mr. Floyd was preceded in death by his father, and a sister, Patricia Weatherford.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Shirley May Floyd; three sons, Anthony B. Floyd of the home; Carroll E. (Donna) Floyd Jr. and David Floyd Blackwell, both of Darlington; one daughter, Teresa (Bob) Dickerson of Darlington; four sisters, Mrs. R. E. (Carolyn) S. Lee and Mrs. Larry (Brenda) McCutchen, both of Florence, Mrs. Tom (Bobbie) Watkins of Darlington and Mrs. Billy (Debbie) Williamson Boan of Patrick; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way; two special children, Leslie Denise and Jade; and several nieces and nephews.

DWIGHT N. McLENDON
Services for Dwight N. McLendon, 76, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Charles McLendon officiated with burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, S.C. Affiliate, 2711 Middleburg Dr. Suit 311, Columbia, S.C. 29204.

Mr. McLendon died Saturday, Nov. 4. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Robert Sidney and Hattie Sylino Barnes McLendon. He was a member of Hartsville Advent Christian Church where he was a former deacon. He retired from Sonoco after 33 years and was a member of the Sonoco Old Timers Club.

Surviving are his wife, Anne Yarborough McLendon of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Regina McLendon of Florence; daughters and son-in-law, Debbie Faye King of Hartsville, Ruthie and Edward Strickland of Florence; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Pam McLendon of Lydia; sister, Dorothy McLendon King Tollison of Hartsville; and six grandchildren.

MALKEN JOWERS
Malken Jowers, 82, of Salisbury, N.C., formerly of Jefferson, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in Rowan Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Route 2, Box 461, Jefferson.

JAMES E. GIBSON
James E. Gibson of Baltimore, Md, formerly of Hartsville, died on Friday, Nov. 3, 2000. He was the brother of Annie Brown and Henry Gibson. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, 913 Myrtle St.

MONTY OTT
Services for Mary "Monty" Smith Ott, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at Fourth Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hood and the Rev. Dr. Kenny Lynch officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Fourth Street Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ott, widow of Marvin T. Ott Sr., died Monday, Nov. 6. Born in Clearwater, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Thomas Moses and Effie Smith Smith. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church and had been active in the choir and WMU. She was retired from Boyd-Powe Drug Company.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Marvin T. ÒButchÓ and Brenda Ott of Hartsville; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Freddie Dean of Hartsville; sister, Iris Eskew of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Freddie Dean Jr., Mitchell Dean, Vicki Whitaker, Kelly Ott, Karen Stewart; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Russell Dean.

MARY E. SCARBOROUGH
DARLINGTON Graveside services for Mary Elizabeth Brewer Scarborough, 71, of Darlington, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000 in Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mrs. Scarborough died Friday morning, Nov. 3, in a Lexington nursing home after an illness. She was born in Evergreen, N.C., the daughter of the late Roy and Mamie Smith Brewer. She was the wife of the late Felton Scarborough. Mrs. Scarborough was Baptist by faith.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Smith and Charles Allen Scarborough, both of Lexington; a number of grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Brewer of Columbia and Charles Brewer of Centerville, Ga.; and a sister, Edna Brewer Thompson of Darlington.

GEORGE H. RUSHING
SAVANNAH, Tenn. Services for George Henning Rushing, 69, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Shackelford Funeral Home Chapel, Savannah, Tenn., Burial was in Lutts Cemetery, Lutts, Tenn.

Mr. Rushing died Friday, Nov. 3, at the Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He lived in Jackson Tenn. from 1931 to 1979, in Henderson, Ky. for 12 years and lived in the Big Ivey Community since 1988. Mr. Rushing retired in 1988 from Sonoco Products as master mechanic. He was a member of Madison Hall Baptist Church, Madison Hall Civitan Club, former Boy Scout leader in Madison Hall, and organized Madison Hall Community Fire Dept. of which he was captain for many years. He was a member of Hardin County Fair Board since 1989, worked for Wells & Lassiter Dairy for 21 years (now Turner Dairy).

Survivors include his wife, Laura Franks Rushing of Savannah, Tenn.; daughters, Margaret Ramsey of Jackson, Tenn., Belinda Gambell of Jonesboro, Ariz. and step-daughter, Belinda Fran Sorrell of Memphis, Tenn.; son, George A. (Tony) Rushing of Jackson, Tenn., and step-sons, James Allen Woods, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Gregory Neal Woods of Lexington, Tenn.; sister, Bernice Doyle of Jackson, Tenn.; half-sisters Shirley Williams and Brenda Rushing, both of Jackson, Tenn.; six half-brothers, Leon Rushing, Jerry Rushing, Jimmy Rushing, Robert Rushing, Henry Rushing and Virgil Rushing Jr., all of Jackson, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.



SAMANTHA SULLIVAN
BETHUNE Services for Samantha Joy Sullivan, 15, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd Robinson and the Rev. Jack Burnett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home of Hartsville. Miss Sullivan died Nov. 5 in Kershaw County as a result of an auto accident. She was born in Kershaw County, a daughter of William C. and Joyce Thompson Sullivan. She was a 10th-grade student at the Bethune Charter School where she was a cheerleader, a member of the journalism staff, vice president of her class and a member of SADD. Surviving are her parents of Bethune; three sisters, Mrs. Crystal Johnson and Miss Miranda Sullivan, both of Bethune, and Mrs. Missy Fountain of Bishopville; and her paternal grandparents, Randolph and Bonnie Sullivan of Bethune.

ELLEN VAUGHAN
LAMAR Services for Ellen Vaughan, 89, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Mt. Elon Baptist Church with the Rev. Art Zawislak officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Elon Church Cemetery Fund.

Mrs. Vaughan died Sunday, Nov. 5. Born in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Wiley and Nannie Dowling Vaughan. She was a member of Mt. Elon Baptist Church. She retired from Sonoco after 33 years of service and was a member of the Sonoco Old Timers Club.

Surviving are her sister, Ethel Durant of Darlington, and several nieces and nephews.

LUCILLE SMITH
Services for Lucille Smith, 91, of Society Hill, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, in Bethesda Baptist Church in Society Hill with the Rev. Byron Wilson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith died Monday, Nov. 6, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Society Hill, a daughter of the late Lewis and Allie Anderson Prince. She was educated in Darlington County public schools. She was married to the late Mack Sanders. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Order of Easter Star No. 128 of Society Hill and worked as a cook for the school system.

Survivors are six daughters, Lala (Johnnie) Douglas of Society Hill, Ethel Gillian of Mechanicsville, Va., Alma Hackett and Gladys Watkins of Montclair, N.J., Elease Smith of New York, N.Y., and Ann (Lonnie) Samuel of Columbia; five sons, William (Marie) Swiney of Society Hill, Edward (Patricia) Swiney of Bloomfield, N.J., Gordan Swiney of Irvington, N.J., Robert Smith of Cheraw, and Albert Smith of Waterbury, Conn; and 38 grandchildren.

JAMES E. GIBSON
Services for James Edward "Joe" Gibson of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Darlington County, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Kelley, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home of Hartsville. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Annie Lee Brown, 913 Myrtle St.

Mr. Gibson died Friday, Nov. 3. He was born in the Hartsville community and was the son of the late Johnny and Eddie Lee Woodham Gibson Sr. He was educated in the public schools, graduating from Butler High School, class of 1958. He first moved to Norfolk, Va., and later to Baltimore. He was employed as a building maintenance worker and was a member of the Second Antioch Baptist Church of Baltimore.

Survivors are two sisters, Annie Lee Brown of Hartsville and Elizabeth McIntosh of Baltimore; three brothers, Johnny (Fannie) Gibson Jr. and Charles Gibson of Baltimore and Henry Gibson of Hartsville; an aunt, Marvel Bevel of Hartsville; and an uncle, Clifton (Dorothy) Woodham of Stalbray Long Island, N.Y.

BOBBY JOHNSON
Services for Robert L. (Bobby) Johnson Sr., 61, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Bible Truth Holiness Church of Lydia. The Rev. Hazel Mixon and the Rev. Robert Winburn will officiate with burial in Clyde Church of God Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, Nov. 8. Born in Norfolk, Va., he was a son of the late Liston and Corine Gladys Gainey Johnson. He was a member of Bible Truth Holiness Church, president of the Physically Handicapped Home in Darlington and enjoyed singing at local nursing homes.

Surviving are his wife, Gracie Layton Johnson of Hartsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L (Ruth) Johnson Jr. and Lee (Crystal) Johnson, all of Hartsville; two daughters, Sheila Faye Johnson Sherman of Rochester, Ind., and Renee J. Sheehan of Florida; sister, Deanna Mangan of Florence; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

TONEY DAVIS
Toney Davis, 12, of Hartsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, of injuries received in an automobile accident.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

MALKEN K. JOWERS
Services for Malken K. Jowers, 82, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, in Mt. Elon United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mr. Jowers died Tuesday, Nov. 7, in a Salisbury, N.C., hospital after an illness. He was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Mack and Carrie Jowers. He was educated in Chesterfield County public schools, a member of Mt. Elon United Methodist Church an an Army veteran of WW II.

Surviving are three sisters, Freder Curry and Cornelia Walton of Jefferson and Doretha Blakney of Pageland; nieces and nephews.

MALKEN JOWERS
Marion Costillo, 79, of Hempstead, N.Y. and formerly, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, after an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

LEWIS MOORE JR.
Services for Lewis Arthur Moore, Jr., 82, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Fourth Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hood and the Rev. Robert Rivers officiating. Burial was in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Fourth Street Baptist Church.

Mr. Moore died Friday, Nov. 10. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Lewis Arthur and Annie McFarland Moore Sr. He was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church and was previously employed with the Hartsville Print and Dye.

Surviving are his wife, Selma Parnell Moore of Hartsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Frankie and Gwen Moore, Lewis and Angie Moore III, Carl and Rose Moore, all of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-laws, Elaine and Carson Byrd, Annie Laura McKenzie, all of Hartsville, and Wanda and Heyward Blackwell of McBee; sister, Mrs. Thelma Beasley Blackwell of McBee; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, James Moore, John Moore, Curtis Moore and a sister, Mary Marshall.

JAMES A. GALLOWAY
DARLINGTON - Services for James A. "Jimmy" Galloway, 61, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Philadelphia Southern Methodist Church with interment following in the church cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mr. Galloway died Thursday, Nov. 9, in a Florence nursing home after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Eloise Woodham Galloway and the late Willie Clifton "W.C." Galloway. He was a farmer and the co-owner of Milling Warehouse in Darlington and Growers Warehouse in Timmonsville. Mr. Galloway was a member of Philadelphia Southern Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Darlington, are his wife, Faye Huggins Galloway of the home; a son, Ricky Galloway; a daughter, Cindy Galloway both of Darlington; three sisters, Mrs. Ronnie (Mary Lou) Perritt, Judy Galloway and Sandy Galloway, all of Darlington; and one brother, Willie C. (Debbie) Galloway Jr., also of Darlington.

JAMES L. GRIGGS
DARLINGTON - Services for James Louis "Smokey" Griggs, 34, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment following in Piney Plains Baptist Church Cemetery in Hartsville. Mr. Griggs died Thursday, Nov. 9, in his Lexington residence after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, the son of Hilda Cross Griggs Davis and the late Dours Griggs.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Columbia are his step-father, Arthur J. Davis of Columbia; two sisters, Penny G. Dority of Timmonsville and Jenny G. Weatherford of Columbia; three brothers, Sammy Dours Griggs and John Wayne Griggs, both of Chesterfield, and Brian B. Griggs of Blythewood; his grandfather, James F. Matthews of Darlington and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Mr. Griggs was preceded in death by his grandmother, Emily G. Matthews.

LATOYA D. BRIGGS
Services for Latoya Danyell "Te Te" Briggs will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Isaac Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 1691 Winding Ridge Road.

Ms. Briggs died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. She was born in Hartsville, a daughter of Janice G. Briggs and Levander Segars. She was educated in Darlington County public schools, graduating from Hartsville High School, class of 1992. She later attended Morris College of Sumter. She was employed with A.O. Smith of McBee for the past six years and was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to her parents, Janice G. Briggs and Levander "Lee" (Ann) Segars of Hartsville, include a daughter, Brianna W. Briggs of the home; four sisters, Brandy Robinson and Levette Segars of Hartsville; Kyle Briggs of Norfolk, Va., and Mekita Coe of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five brothers, Dereginald Samuel of Charlotte, N.C., Domonique Johnson, Terrence Cabbages-talk, and Antuan Segars of Hartsville, and Levander Segars Jr. of the U.S. Navy; 11 aunts, four uncles, his maternal grandmother, Anna Briggs of Hartsville; and paternal grandmother, Laura M. Segars of Hartsville.

ALMA G. ROGER
LAMAR - Mrs. Alma "Lib" Graham Roger, formerly of Lamar, died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in a Durham nursing home after an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home of Lamar. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Frances Mack of 209 W. Pearl Street.

ALMA G. ROGER
LAMAR - Mrs. Alma "Lib" Graham Roger, formerly of Lamar, died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in a Durham nursing home after an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home of Lamar. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Frances Mack of 209 W. Pearl Street.

ANGELEEN HAMMONDS
Angeleen Hammonds, 51, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

MILDRED BRODERICK
Memorial services for Mildred Sellers Broderick, 83, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Beck officiating.

Mrs. Broderick, widow of Thomas F. Broderick, died Monday, Nov. 13. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Charles Clyde and Henrietta Harper Sellers.

Surviving are her brother, Charles "Clifford" Sellers of Ruther Glen, Va.

TED MELTON
DARLINGTON - Graveside services for Ted Melton, 57, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 15, 2000, in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mr. Melton died Monday, Nov. 13, in a Charleston hospital after an illness. He was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late Walter Ralph and Elizabeth Ham Melton. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years during the Vietnam War. Mr. Melton lived in Alaska for 25 years as a wildlife artist. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his step-mother, Elizabeth Hill Melton of Darlington, a sister, Joanne Melton Graves of Darlington; a step-sister, Alberta O'Neal, of Darlington; two step-brothers, Daniel Enzor of Memphis, Tenn., and Earl Enzor of Raleigh, N.C.

REGENIA M. GARDNER
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Services for Regenia Meadows Gardner, 98, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Shadybrook Baptist Church in Kannapolis, N.C., with the Rev. Charlie Littlejohn, the Rev. David Troutman and Byrch L. Griffin officiating. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. in Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville. The family will receive friends at Whtiley's Funeral Home tonight, Nov. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30. Memorials may be made to Shadybrook Baptist Church, 1009 Oakwood Ave., Kannapolis, N.C.

Mrs. Gardner died Monday, Nov. 13, at Transitional Health Services of Kannapolis, N.C., after declining health for five years. She was born Oct. 8, 1902, in Jones County, N.C. and was the daughter of the late Isaac B. and Jennie Collins Meadows. In earlier years, she was principal of a two-room school in Hartsville, where she served several years. Later, she moved to Kannapolis in 1953 where she worked for Kannapolis City schools as a first-grade teacher at Shadybrook Elementary School for 20 years. She was bestowed the First Teacher of the Year Award in the school system. Mrs. Gardner was a long-time member of Shadybrook Baptist Church, Kannapolis, N.C., where she taught Sunday School for 30 years and many seminars. She and her husband, the Rev. R. F. Gardner, helped organize Lane Street Baptist Church in Kannapolis.

Survivors include two sons, Roy L. (Carolyn James) Griffin of Kannapolis, and Donald R. Griffin of Denton, N.C.; four grandchildren, Donna Griffin of Richmond, Va., Byrch (Patricia) Griffin of Jacksonville, N.C., Ginger (Roger) Scott and Edwin (Angie) Griffin, both of Kannapolis, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Leah Griffin, Graham Griffin, Blake Scott and Daire Scott. She was preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. Roy A. Griffin, her second husband, the Rev. Byrch Kelley and her third husband, the Rev. R. F. Gardner.

VERNON B. PERRY
Services for Vernon B. Perry, 80, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Elim United Methodist Church with the Revs. Pat McCain and Thomas Crouch officiating. Burial was in the Elim Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Elim Cemetery Fund, 4100 Oates Highway, Lamar, S.C. 29069.

Mr. Perry, husband of Madge Raines Perry, died Friday, Nov. 10. Born in Winnigham, Va., he was a son of the late Harris Robert and Lientora Batchelor Perry. He was a member of Elim United Methodist Church. He retired from Perfection Gear and Farming and was a veteran of W.W. II.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, son and daughter-in-law, H. Clifton and Rebecca Perry of Florence; daughter and son-in-law, Verna and Jimmy Freeman of Lamar; a brother, Robert Perry of Zebulon, N.C., and three grandchildren, Ryan Freeman of Lamar, Collin Perry and Gariette Perry, both of Florence.

TONY A. COUPLIN
Services for Tony Alexander Davis Jr. Couplin, 12, were held at 12 noon Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in the Harold L. & Dorothy J. Young Memorial Chapel with burial in Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Tony was born in Baltimore, Md., a son of Tony Alexander Davis Sr. and Denise Couplin. He was a student of Darlington Junior High School. He enjoyed football, soccer, singing, rapping and making beats. He enjoyed bike riding and joking around with friends and family. He played football for the Bandits Football team.

Surviving other than father of Norfolk, Va., and his mother of Hartsville, are two sisters, Tonay Shanika Davis Couplin and Jermika LaTasha Couplin, both of Hartsville; brothers, Maurice Cleveland Royster Couplin, Clarence Joseph Buckner Couplin, and Byron Anthony Edwards Jr. Couplin, all of Hartsville; maternal grandparents, Ella Couplin of Baltimore, Md., and Larry Couplin of Darlington; paternal grandparents; step-grand mother, Gracie Couplin of Darlington; three aunts, Sharice Nicole Couplin of Baltimore, Md., Angela Davis and Danielle Davis, both of Norfolk, Va.; an uncle, Allen Clinton Couplin of Baltimore, Md.


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