Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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BLONDIE E. HINES
Services for Blondie Evans Hines, 86, of New York, N.Y., formerly of Lamar, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, in Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hines , wife of the late Willie Hines Sr., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, in a New York nursing home after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Willie and Ella Peoples Evans. While in New York, she attended Metropolitan Baptist Church, where she served on the Parents Board. She received her education in Darlington County public schools and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Rev. Willie Hines Jr. of New York, N.Y.; and a brother, Lawrence Evans of Springs Garden.

RUBY FLACCOE
Services for Ruby Loflin Flaccoe, 84, will be held at 10 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Ted Duvall will officiate with entombment in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Bartholomew's, 103 Campus Dr., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Mrs. Flaccoe, widow of Albert Flaccoe, died Wednes-day, Dec. 29, 2000. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Eva Martin Loflin. She graduated from Converse College, Peabody Conserva-tory, Juillard Institute of Music, and Chicago Musical College. She was a musician, educator, world traveler, lecturer, performer, TV music teacher, TV consultant, and guest artist. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Hartsville Music Study Club, Hartsville Museum, Hartsville Heritage Foundation, Kalmia Arts, and Hartsville Country Club.

She will be greatly missed by Vicky and John Stover of Mapleton, Utah.

CHARLES V. POSTON
Services for Charles V. Poston, 56, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Terry Moore will officiate with burial at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lancaster Memorial Park Cemetery, Lancaster, SC. Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, McBee, SC, 29201.

Mr. Poston, husband of Peggy Jones Poston, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late Charlie and Florence Howell Poston. He was a lifetime member of Hebron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Vernon and Paula Poston, II, of Lancaster, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Sheri P. and David Duncan of Patrick, S.C.; step-sons, John R. and William C. Jones of Hartsville; step-daughters, Teresa Walters of McBee, Deborah Walters of Patrick, and Donna Walters and Lucinda Mason, both of Hartsville; brothers, John Poston of Woodbine, Ga., and J.W. Poston of Lancaster; sisters, Eva Mae Plyler and Rosa Lee Catoe, both of Lancaster; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Poston; and a sister, Ivy Lehota.

WILLIAM LAW
Graveside services for William Chancy Law, 82, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, in Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. Ted Duvall will officiate and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Atlanta Center, 1244 Park Vista Dr., Atlanta, Ga. 30319.

Mr. Law, widower of Jenny Louise "Bit" Williams Law, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000. Born in Darlington County, he was the youngest son of the late Henry Leland and Edith Chaney Law.

Surviving are his sons, William C. Law Jr., of Windsor, Ontario, Allen W. Law of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; brother, Henry L. Law Jr. of Virginia; and five grandchildren.

JOE HEMBY
Graveside services for Joe Hemby, 80, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, in McBee Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Sowell will officiate and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials may be made to the McBee Rescue Squad, Box 355, McBee, SC 29101.

Mr. Hemby, widower of Sadie Segars Hemby, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000. Born in Indian Trail, N.C., he was a son of the late Willie Joe and Belle Hargett Hemby. He was a retired independent truck driver and a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Deb Hemby of Camden, S.C., and Dawson and Judy Hemby of Hartsville; grandchildren, Ray Hemby Jr., Brad Hemby and Heather Atkinson; and a great-grandchild, Whitney Hemby.

DOROTHY MARKLE
Memorial services for Dorothy Hall Markle, 75, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at the Carriage House. The Rev. Art Zawislak will officiate and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials may be made to the American Bible Society, Box 98011, Washington, D.C. 20090-8011 or Lottie Moon Offering at Lakeview Baptist Church, 202 Lakeview Blvd., Hartsville, SC 29550.

Mrs. Markle was born in Detroit, MI, a daughter of the late Floyd H. and Elizabeth Pollock Hall. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. She began her career as a telephone operator in the days when the operator rode roller skates to make telephone connections. She retired with 40 years of service from Michigan Bell. Her poetry was enjoyed by her family, friends and church communities in Michigan, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, David and Faith Markle of Hartsville; brothers, Harvey "Bud" Hall of Lachine, Mich., and James Hall of Port Hope, Mich.; sisters, Lillian McMullen of Big Rapids, Mich., Betty Severance of Orange, Calif.; grandchildren, Charis Markle, Alyssa Markle, Grayson Markle, Israel Markle and Christian Markle.

DOROTHY WEST
CASSATT, SC - Services for Dorothy "Dot" Hall West, 68, were held on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at 3 p.m. in Beaverdam Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Harvey Sharpe officiated. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kershaw County, 2001 W. DeKalb Street Ð#150 Camden, S.C. 29020. Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. West, widow of Ernest J. West Sr., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000. Born in Cassatt, she was the daughter of the late Cosmo A. and Polly Baker Hall. Mrs. West was a former employee of Kennedy Insurance and retired from DuPont. She was a member of Beaverdam Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sisters, Polly H. Leaird and Katie Sue H. Langley, both of Cassatt, and Nancy H. Jackson of Lugoff; two brothers, Paul C. Hall of Hartsville, and Jerry A. Hall of Cassatt; and several nieces and nephews.

JOY SCOTT
QUEENS, N.Y. Ð#150 Mrs. Joy Edith Scott of Queens, NY, formerly of Darlington County, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in New York after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home of Hartsville.

ROBERT CALDER JR.
LANCASTER Graveside services for Robert Angus "Bob" Calder Jr., 73, of Lancaster, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Lancaster Memorial Park with the Rev. Roy Barnes officiating, directed by Mahaffey Funeral Home, Inc. of Lancaster. Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P. O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29646 or to Hospice of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, S.C. 29720. Brown-Penning-ton-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge of local announcements.

Mr. Calder died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at his home. Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Robert Angus Sr. and Bessie Bernelle Benton Calder. He was an employee of The Lancaster News for 40 years, a WW II Navy Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 31.

Mr. Calder is survived by his wife, Rose Rogers Calder; a special grandson, Linn Rogers of Columbia; two brothers, Kenneth Calder or Summerville and Harry Lee Calder of Hartsville; and one sister, Mrs. Bernelle Beckham of Hartsville.

CHRIS KAVANAGH
Mass of Christian burial for Christopher Michael Kavanagh, 17, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Father Karl Roesch, Celebrant. Final commendation and farewell prayers 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.

Chris died Wednesday, Dec. 6. Born in Florence, he was a son of Kevin William and Donna Sweikata Kavanagh. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a junior at Hartsville High School and was a member of the ROTC and the ROTC Raider Team.

Surviving are his parents of Hartsville; sister, Elizabeth Catherine Kavanagh of Hartsville; paternal grandfather, Stephen J. Kavanagh of Hartsville; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Sweikata of W. Palm, Fla.; maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Sweikata of Levittown, N.Y.

LESSIE JOE DUNDY
SOCIETY HILL Services for Lessie Joe Dundy were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in New Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Dundy, 80, died Friday in McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Lish and Lillie Campbell Dundy. He received his education in Darlington County public schools, was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church, and was an Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Lelia Jackson Dundy of Society Hill; six daughters, Laura (John) Dundy of Winston Salem, N.C., Lelia (Monroe) McFarland, Betty (Levern) James, both of Society Hill, Lillie (Eddie) Gattison and Mabel (Tyrone) Little, both of Darlington, and Alice (Billie) Mitchell of Hartsville; five sons, Early (Janie) Dundy, Lessie (Naomi) Dundy, Levern (Debra) Dundy and Elijah (Gina) Dundy, all of Society Hill, and Jimmy (Verdie) Dundy of Winston Salem, N.C.; a sister, Mary Bonapart of Columbia; 30 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

MOSES PETTIGREW
LAMAR Mr. Moses "Bud" Pettigrew died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home of Lamar. The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Gregory Bernard Pettigrew, of 206 S. Darlington St., Lamar.

HOWARD HOPKINS
Services for Howard Hopkins, 73, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at the Middendorf Church of God. The Rev. Buddy Jones will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence.

Mr. Hopkins died Wednes-day, Dec. 6. He was born in Bishopville and was a member of Middendorf Church of God. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Sallie Douglas Hopkins of Hartsville; two sons, James Alford Hall and Mark (Suzie) Hall, both of Hartsville; two daughters, Pee Wee Tucker of Patrick and Linda Faye Johnson of Columbia; and five grandchildren.

JOAN GIBSON
Services for Joan Emily Teucher Gibson, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 13, 2000, at the First Baptist Church . The Rev. Dr. Bob Cline will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Box 69, Hartsville, S.C. 29551.

Mrs. Gibson died Monday, Dec. 11. Born in Bristol, England, she was a daughter of the late Adrian and Rose Helen Flood Teucher. She was a member of First Baptist Church and helped in the Cradle Roll Department for many years. She and her husband were co-owners and operators of Gibson's IGA Foodliner for 25 years. During World War II she served as an English ambulance driver. She received the Americanism Award from the DAR.

Surviving are her husband, Hugh Eldridge "Hoot" Gibson of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law, Hugh E. and Estelle Gibson Jr. of Ft. Myers, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Donnie Smith of Hartsville; brother, Tony Teucher of England; sister, Sheila Edwards of England; sisters-in-law, Olivia Outlaw of Sumter and Lila Mae Boyce of Mayesville; grandsons, Adrian Daniel Smith and Corey Rollins Smith, both of Hartsville; and a niece, Aileen Abbott of Sumter.

WESLEY M. SIMS
Graveside services for Wesley Michael Sims, 18, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at the Clyde Church of God Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Mr. Sims died Dec. 9. He was born in Florence County, a son of Jerry Michael Sims and Kammie Pate Sims.

Surviving are his father of Hartsville and mother of Pageland; a sister, Jennifer Sims of Hartsville; paternal grandmother, Willie Faye Sims of Hartsville; maternal grandfather, Donald Pate of Monroe; and paternal great-grandmother, Mimie Mullis of Mt. Croghan.

MARVIN EVANS
Services for Marvin Joel Evans, 56, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. The Revs. Jim Beck and Thomas Gainey officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 3224 Liberty Hill Rd., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Mr. Evans died Thursday, Dec. 7. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late James T. and Sarah Dixon Evans. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. He was retired from Sonoco with 30 years of service and was a member of the Old Timers Club.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Brown Evans of Hartsville; sons and daughter-in-law, Paul K. and Tracy Evans, Anthony Brigman, all of Hartsville; daughter, Donna R. Carter of Greensboro, N.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Thelma Evans, Ed and Jean Evans, Gene and Peggy Evans, all of Hartsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and Rabbit Faile, Faye and Willard Byrd, Brenda and Pee Wee Freeman, all of Hartsville; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Darren Evans and Mitchell Brigman.

DIANE HORTON
Services for Diane Matuse Horton, 57, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ben Gafford officiated with burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 302 Dunlap Dr., Hartsville, SC 29550.

Mrs. Horton died Saturday, Dec. 9. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of Arthur Matuse and the late Creola Griggs Matuse.

Surviving are her husband, Joel C. Horton of Hartsville; sons and daughter-in-law, Joey Horton of Lexington, S.C., Scott and Sandra Horton of Florence; father and step-mother, Arthur and LeFern Matuse of Hartsville.

ALBERTUS McCANTS
DARLINGTON Services for Albertus L. "Buster" McCants were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, in Faith Apostolic Holiness Church with the Rev. Anthony McCants, officiating and Lizzie Mae Jett, pastor. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington.

Mr. McCants died Wednesday, Dec. 6, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Albertus and Geneva Smith McCants. He attended Darlington County public schools and served his county in World War II in the U.S. Army form which he was honorably discharged. He was a member of Faith Apostolic Holiness Church where he was a deacon. Mr. McCants was employed by Southern Oil Mill of Darlington for a number of years until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lurline McCants of the home; four sons, Albertus (Donnie) McCants of Florence, Morris and Marvin Swinton, both of Darlington, and the Rev. Anthony (Gloria) McCants of Florence; a daughter, Ms. Rose Marie Smith of Darlington; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nephews, Albert McCants of District Heights, Md., and Carey Witherspoon of Washington, D.C.; two brothers-in-law, Elijah Swinton of Bronx, N.Y., and Lonnie Jett of New Jersey; and other relatives and friends.

JAMES L. HAM
LAMAR Graveside services for James Lavern Ham, 71, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, in Lamar Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel. The family will receive friends tonight, from 6:30-8:30 at the funeral home.

Mr. Ham died Tuesday morning in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in York County, the son of the late Henry Leon Ham and Beulah Jordan Ham Watford. He worked for DuPont for a number of years and was a farmer. Mr. Ham was a member of Lamar First Baptist Church and was a Mason, Shriner and an avid fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Ann Northcutt Ham of the home; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jimmy L. and Deborah Ham of Lamar and Robbie Ham of Lamar; three grandchildren, Kari, Kristen and Rob Ham; two sisters, Dorothy Veasey of Aiken and Mary Goodson of Georgia; one brother, Roy Ham of Columbia; and a special friend, Guy Bell of Lamar. Mr. Harm was preceded in death by a brother, H. L. Ham Jr.

MOSES PETTIGREW
LAMAR Services for Moses Pettigrew were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at the Barbara J. Hines Memorial Chapel, Lamar, with burial at the Wesley Chapel U.M.C. Cemetery, professional services entrusted to Hines Funeral Home, Inc.

Mr. Pettigrew was born in Lamar, a son of the late Belar and Edell Pettigrew. He was educated in the public schools of Darlington County and graduated with the Spaulding High School Class of 1961.

Survivors include his wife, Madonia Dixson Pettigrew of Columbia; three daughters, Marvelyn (Robert) DeVaull of Duluth, Ga., Angela (Harmon) McCoy of Columbia, and Sharon Pettigrew of Detroit, Mich.; two sons, Gregory Bernard Pettigrew of Lamar and Christopher Pettigrew of New York, N.Y.; six sisters, Mary Smith of Tucker, Ga. Helen (Richard) Prescott of Paterson, N.J., Geraldine McAlester of Baltimore, Md., Wilma (Frank) Dargan of Lamar, Rosa Mae (Conrad) Mills of Teaneck, N.J.; two brothers, David (Rose Ann) Pettigrew of Queens, N.Y., and Walter (Louise) Pettigrew; and 15 grandchildren.

EDWIN SOMPAYRAC
SOCIETY HILL Graveside services for Edwin Sompayrac, 70, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery with Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Sompayrac, widower of Sue Redding Sompayrac, died Wednesday, Dec. 6. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Lawrence Hewitt and Virgie Anderson Sompayrac. He was a graduate of Clemson University and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired.

Surviving are his sons, Edwin Rand Sompayrac of Fredericksburg, Va.; sister, Ann Anderson of Florence, and six grandchildren.


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