Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001
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|NETTIE MAE BRITT
DARLINGTON Mrs. Nettie Mae Clark Britt, 80, of Darlington, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in a local hospital after an illness. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 3 p.m. in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.
Surviving are four daughters, Frances Merritt, Barbara Walters, Cynthia
Shumake and Sylvia B. Mattox, all of Darlington; six sons, Everette D.
Clark, John Clark, Billy Clark and Frank Britt, all of Darlington, David
Clark of Coward, and Larry Clark of Skytook, Okla., 32 grandchildren; and
SIDNEY K. GARDNER
Mr. Gardner died Sunday, Jan. 14. Born in Hartsville, he was the son of the late Sidney Kelly and Loucelle Gwin Gardner. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Mr. Gardner was retired from DuPont after 33 years and was later affiliated with Kornegay Funeral Home. He was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and a U.S. Navy veteran having served in World War II. He was a member of James Leroy Belk Post 17 of the American Legion, a member of Kershaw Lodge #29, the Golden K. Club, and former member of the Camden Lions Club.
Surviving are his wife, Martha Ketchin Gardner; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Sally (Bill) Hayes of Wentworth, N.C. and Sydney (Steve) Parrish of Marietta,
Ga.; three sons and daughter-in-law, William (Debbie) Gardner of Lexington;
Robert Gardner and John Gardner, both of Camden; nine grandchildren, Janie
Gardner, Christy Gardner, Kevin Gardner, Anna Gardner, Emily Gardner, Rea
Parrish, Steven Parrish, Ashley Gardner and Sarah Gardner; two great-grandchildren,
Justin Browder and Cate Unsworth; one sister and brother-in-law, Jane G.
(William) Hunter of Clemson; two brothers and sister-in-law, William (Katherine)
Gardner of Ninety Six; and James M. Gardner of Myrtle Beach. He was predeceased
by an infant sister, Gwin Gardner. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Gardner,
Steven Parrish, Billy Ketchin, Mark Browder, Josh Unsworth, John Clarke,
and staff of Kornegay Funeral Home.
WEEKS MOSES JR.
Mr. Moses died Thursday, Jan. 11, in Wilson Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Lee County, a son of the late Weeks and Beatrice Boone Moses Sr. He was a member of New Zion A.M.E. Church, was educated in Lee County public schools and was employed with Stokes Agricultural Industry.
Surviving are two daughters, Lashenda Burton and Tywanna Burton, both
of Bishopville; a son, Geniki Thomas of Bishopville; a sister, Burnette
(James) Daniels of Queens, N.Y.; a special friend, Henrietta Burton of
LENA D. GARNER
Memorials may be made to Darlington Presbyterian Church, 311 Pearl St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.
Mrs. Garner, wife of the late Alva Thomas Garner, was born in Ayden, N.C., the daughter of the late Robert T. and Ema Brooks Dickerson. She was a housewife and a member of Darlington Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marion (Irene) Carrigan of Darlington
and Mrs. Jack (Jeanne) Sanders of Florence; a son, David L. (Ardith) Garner
of Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Mrs. Archie (Sara) Parnell of Sumter, and Mrs. John (Louise)
Knight of Goldsboro, N.C.
CHARLIE F. HAMBY
Mr. Hamby died Friday, Jan. 12, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born in Wilmington, N.C., a son of Jureina Johnson Hamby and the late Charles Hamby. He was a graduate of John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, N.C. He was a member of Church of Christ and was employed with A.O. Smith for 20 years. He was a representative for the Morinda Noni Juice Company and had a degree in martial arts.
Surviving other than his mother of Wilmington, N.C. are his wife, Annie
McQuillar Hamby of Lamar; a daughter, Marlo F. Hamby of Lamar; three sons,
Charles Hamby Jr., Lorenzo Hamby and Quaterrio Hamby, all of Lamar; a sister,
Florine Davis of Wilmington, N.C.; a brother, Ira Hamby of Wilmington,
N.C.; a grandson, Kameron M. Hamby of Lamar; five aunts, Mable Gonzalez
of Philadelphia, Pa., Georgia Reed of White Plains, N.Y., Leonna Holiday,
Lela (Ronald) Floor and Ida (Top) Keaton, all of Wilmington, N.C.; two
uncles, Blainey (Thelma) Johnson of North Carolina and Joseph Hamby of
Philadelphia, Pa.; seven sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and a host of
nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.
LOUISE A. BROWN
Mrs. Brown, widow of Jack Brown, died Saturday, Jan. 13. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late William Arthur and Mary Jane Sexton Atkinson. She was a member of New Market United Methodist Church, was retired from Sonoco Products Co. after 25 years of service, and was a member of the Old Timers Club.
Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Martha Jane and C. M. Grantham
of Hartsville and Betty Lou Hetrick of Lugoff; one son and daughter-in-law,
J. William and Gracie Brown of Hartsville; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren
and two great-great grandchildren.
LINWOOD L. REGISTER SR
Mr. Register was born in North Carolina, he had been living in Cobb County, Ga., since 1974.
Surviving are his wife, Grace Stuckey Register of the home; three sons,
Linwood L. Register Jr., Herbert Register, and Scott Whitlock, all of Marietta;
two grandsons; and a sister, Rebecca Turner of Portsmouth, Va.
REV. LLOYD SEILER SR.
Rev. Seiler died Jan. 14. He was born in Northumberland, Pa., a son of the late Rev. George H. Seiler and Anna Yeager Seiler. He was a graduate of Gettysburg College and the Lutheran Seminary. He served four years in the U.S. Army during WWII and served as battalion commander of the 3rd Battalion of the 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division. He was wounded thrice and received two Purple Hearts in the Normandy and Northern France Campaigns.
He was a Lutheran pastor for over 50 years having served Lutheran parishes in Senoia, Ga., Oglethorpe, Ga., Rossille, Ga., Starkville, Miss., Silver Run, Md., Fairfield, Pa. and Boalsburg, Pa. He was a member of the Hartsville Lions Club, American Legion, 112th Infantry Regiment Association, 40/8 National Box Car Association, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chaplain of the Pee Dee Rifles Camp 1419 S.C.V. and the 8th S.C. Vols. Inf. Reenactment Unit. He was a 32nd degree Mason Scottish Rite with membership in the Valley of Williamsport Consistory of Pennsylvania and Travelers Rest Lodge 65 of Georgia. He was vice president of the Pee Dee Fellowship Branch of the Lutheran Brotherhood.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora Harrell Lee Seiler of Hartsville;
one son, Lloyd H. Seiler Jr. of Hartsville; one daughter and son-in-law,
Wilhelmina S. and William Walton Luther Sr., of Hartsville; two grandsons,
William Walton Luther III and John Roland Luther, both of Hartsville; and
one sister, Mrs. Ruth Summers of Gettysburg, Pa.
MARY D. SPEARS
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Mrs. Spears died peacefully early Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, at Heritage Nursing Home in Florence.
Youngest daughter of Minnie Pauline Boone and the Rev. George William Dukes, Mary Eugenia was born in Orangeburg County on Sept. 10, 1910. The eight brothers and sisters lived in many low-country South Carolina towns while their father served the Methodist charge.
Mary found friends easily, entering into the community life and even playing basketball for Bowman though only 5 feet, 2 inches. Her graduating class in Lamar voted her Most Popular. There, a boy two years younger George Spears fell in love with her for life.
But at 18 she married Clinton Mims of Lamar. She was just 21 when her husband's CP&L co-workers came and told her he was dead at 29, victim of service during a sudden violent storm. Their son, Russell, was 6 months old. Her family welcomed them back to Rowesville.
At 25, she married her high school admirer, George, by then in the US Navy.
After a severe spinal injury on board the battleship Wyoming cut short after only eight years his planned career, the couple left Norfolk, Va., and returned to the Pee Dee first to Florence, then to the Spears farm on Mineral Springs Road, and finally to Darlington. George died suddenly one peaceful Sunday afternoon in 1994. He had been caring for his beloved Mary at home. Since then, she has lived in Florence, most recently at Heritage Nursing Home.
Russell and Mary's children are Diane (Mrs. Gregory Saylors of Atlanta),
Russ (Russell W. Mims Jr. of Gastonia, with wife Joan), and Janice (Mrs.
David Flynn of Charleston). Beverly's daughter is Spears Mary-Francis (Mrs.
Lee Cox of Charleston). Great-grandchildren are Gene, Courtney and Bradley
Saylors; Amanda and Byron Mims; and Davey and Travis Flynn. Mary leaves
one brother, Edward Dukes of Palatka, Fla., and numerous cousins in Orangeburg
County. George Spears' brothers and sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews
have been her close friends as well as family.
Mr. Baskin, widower of Nan Richardson Rickenbaker Baskin, died Saturday, Jan. 13. Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late William Peebles and Esther Fleming Baskin. After graduation from Springview High School, Mr. Baskin attended Clemson College in 1930 and graduated from Presbyterian College in 1935. He began his career as an accountant in the General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. and later returned to Lee County and farmed for several years. In 1951, he became an auditor for the South Carolina Tax Commission from which he retired in 1985. He was an active member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church and a member of the Hartsville Lions Club from 1985-1995.
Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Esther Norvell Baskin and
James L. Ferguson of James Island, S.C., Mary Elizabeth Baskin and Samuel
Calvin Waters of Columbia, and Nan Tinsley Waters of Atlanta, Ga.; his
devoted friend and companion, Rheda Stokes of Hartsville. He was predeceased
by his brother, Senator William Peebles Baskin Sr. and sisters, Elizabeth
Baskin Massey and Adville Baskin Walkup.
Mr. Willoughby died Monday, Jan. 8, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Darlington a son of the late Andrew and Idella Graham Willoughby. He attended Darlington County public schools. Afterward, he served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After serving his tenure, he was honorably discharged. He was a life member of St. James United Methodist Church. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 210.
He was a former employee of the Darlington County Sheriff's Department from which he retired in 1986. He also was a brick mason.
Survivors include his loving children, Michael Willoughby of Austin,
Texas, Mitchell (Sandy) Willoughby of Gloucester, Va., Audrey Barnes of
Chester, Va., and Stephanie (Walter) Lide of Darlington; three brothers,
Heyward (Delphine) Willoughby, Melvin (Miriam) Willoughby and Vincent (Naomi)
Willoughby, all of Darlington; a sister, Andrena (Carnell) Pooler of Darlington;
four grandchildren, Joey and Justin Willoughby, Mario Barnes and Bradley
Lide; a special friend, Florence Scott; and several nieces and nephews.
ERNEST D. PARKER
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 1138 Tenth Street, Lancaster, S.C. 29702 or to the High Point Free Will Baptist Church, 2095 Great Falls Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.
Mr. Parker died Friday, Jan. 12, at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. He was born Sept. 25, 1914, in Cassett, a son of the late Mr. Reddin Lee Parker and Mrs. Charlotte Hall Parker. He attended the First Pentecostal Holiness Church and had retired from Springs Industries after 43 years of service.
Mr. Parker is survived by a son, Kennie (Shirley) Parker of Lancaster;
three daughters, Mrs. Miriam (Thomas) Tillman, Mrs. Delphine (Richard)
Spinks and Mrs. Geri (Benny) Brazell, all of Lancaster; nine grandchildren
and 12 great-grandchildren. Notes to the family may be sent via e-mail
to the Cauthen Funeral Home at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be delivered
to the family.
THELMA S. GANDY
Surviving in addition to her husband, Jimmy Gandy of Dovesville, are
two sons, Jimbo Cameron and Ronnie Cameron, both of Dovesville; two daughters,
Sherry Pierce of Dovesville and Marie Cameron of Perry, Fla.; a step-daughter,
Jennifer Gandy of Dovesville; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren
and one belated great-grandchild; also five brothers, Woodrow "Woody" Allen
Scaffe Jr., Woodrow "Smoky" Allen Scaffe Sr., both of Darlington, Donnie
Scaffe of Albany, Ga., Maxey King Jr. of Sumter and Fred Boyd of Monks
Corner; and one sister, Margaret Barnes of Florence.
MARY MILLER SCAFFE
Mrs. Scaffe died Friday, Jan. 12, in a Hartsville hospital. She was born in Florence County, a daughter of the late Allen A. and Valie Moore Miller Reed. She was the widow of Raymond Scaffe. Mrs. Scaffe was retired from Darlington Seafood Market and was a member of the First Church of God.
Surviving are a daughter, Margaret (Ken) Barnes of Florence; five sons, Maxie King Jr. of Sumter, Donnie Scaffe of Albany, Ga., Fred Boyd of Moncks Corner, Woodrow "Smoky" Scaffe Sr. and Woodrow "Woody" Scaffe Jr; a son-in-law, Jimmy Gandy of Darlington; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters, Beulah Saleeby of Surfside Beach, Dianne Weatherford of Florence, Maebell Story of Eufla, Ala., and Joley Coletrane of Newberry; two brothers, Lonnie Miller of Florence and Gene A. Miller Sr. of Cassette.
Mrs. Scaffe was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Scaffe Jr. and a
daughter, Thelma Jean Gandy.
HEATHER M. KING
Mrs. King died Tuesday, Jan. 16. Born in Conway, she was a daughter of Thomas Bracco and Jacqueline S. King. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a graduate of Francis Marion University.
Surviving are her father and step-mother, Thomas and Patti Bracco of Aiken, mother, Jacqueline S. King of Hartsville; fianc, Joey Bradshaw of Florence; two brothers, Jonathan Bracco and Jeremy Bracco, both of Aiken; half-sister, Megan Bryer King of Clinton; paternal grandparents, Frank and Eileen Bracco of Aiken, aunts and uncles, Jim and Annette Bracco of Aiken, Denise and George Carroll of Aiken, Kyle and Loretta Tatum of Brussells, Belgium, Paula Easler of Woodruff and Debbie Lowery of Martinez, Ga.
JERRY PETERSON JR.
20, 2001, in Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church with Elder Marshall Ivey and the Rev. David A. Dickey officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.
Mr. Peterson died Sunday, Jan. 14, after an apparent heart attack. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Jerry and Sarah Coe Peterson Jr. He attended Darlington County public schools and Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Paterica Peterson of Washington, D.C.; a son,
Larry Peterson of Miami, Fla.; five sisters, Elizabeth Robinson, Carolyn
Myers, Cecelia Boone and Louise Mitchell, all of Hartsville and Margaret
Frieson of Queens, N.Y.; eight brothers, Lawrence Peterson of Philadelphia,
Pa., Bobby Peterson, Brooks Peterson, Leslie Peterson, Carl Peterson, Joseph
Peterson and Jerry Lee Peterson, all of Hartsville and Michael Peterson
of Rochester, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
MARY F. JEFFCOAT
Ms. Jeffcoat died Tuesday, Jan. 16. Born in Darlington County, she was
a daughter of D. J. Steen and the late Alice Steen. Surviving are two sons,
Steven and Joshua Jeffcoat of Orangeburg; father and step-mother, D. J.
and Marilyn Steen of Hartsville; two brothers, David J. Steen Jr. of Branchville
and Jacob Wayne Steen of Camden; and three sisters, Kathy Branham of Pelion,
Susan Boylston of McBee and Kimberly Steen of Hartsville.
AMELIA ANN MASON
Ms. Mason died Saturday, Jan. 13. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of Calvin and Sarah Mason Murray. She was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church, a graduate of Hartsville High School and was employed with Talley Metals Technology, Inc.
Surviving other than her father and mother, both of Hartsville, are
a son, Darius D. Shirley of Hartsville; three sisters, Equita Mason of
Hartsville, Calvetta Jordan and Calandra Smith, both of Darlington; three
brothers, Calvieon Mason and Tamaze Mason, both of Hartsville, Antwon Jordan
of Darlington; her maternal grandparents, J. D. and Vicey Mason of Hartsville;
her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Shirley Murray of Darlington; aunts
HEATHER M. KING
Ms. King died Tuesday, Jan. 16. Born in Conway, she was a daughter of Thomas Bracco and Jacqueline S. King. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a graduate of Francis Marion University.
Surviving are her father and step-mother, Thomas and Patti Bracco of
Aiken, mother, Jacqueline S. King of Hartsville; fianc, Joey Bradshaw
of Florence; two brothers, Jonathan Bracco and Jeremy Bracco, both of Aiken;
half-sister, Megan Bryer King of Clinton; paternal grandparents, Frank
and Eileen Bracco of Aiken, aunts and uncles, Jim and Annette Bracco of
Aiken, Denise and George Carroll of Aiken, Kyle and Loretta Tatum of Brussells,
Belgium, Paula Easler of Woodruff and Debbie Lowery of Martinez, Ga.
SARA F. TOLBERT
Mrs. Tolbert, widow of William Glasgow Tolbert Sr., died Wednesday, Jan. 17. Born in Gastonia, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Edison and Lucinda Smith Forbes. Mrs. Tolbert was a member of Bethune Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School for a number of years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Outen of Ft. Myers, Fla.; Sara Gaskins and Bobbie Collins, both of Bethune; one son, William G. Tolbert Jr. of Bethune; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Wylie Forbes of Kings Mountain, N.C.; and a half brother, Edward Forbes of Gastonia, N.C. She was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph Forbes and Frank Forbes.