Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2000
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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
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
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
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.
JAMES E. GIBSON
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
MARY E. SCARBOROUGH
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral
MALKEN K. JOWERS
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.
LEWIS MOORE JR.
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
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
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
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
ALMA G. ROGER
Surviving are her brother, Charles "Clifford" Sellers of Ruther Glen, Va.
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
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
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
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.