Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001

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EDITH W. JACKSON
Services for Edith Warren Jackson, 67, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Dovesville Church of God with the Rev. Stuart Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jackson was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Lide and Mae Bell Warren. She was a member of the Dovesville Church of God.

Surviving are one daughter, Darlene Jackson Boykin of Bishopville; four sons, James Warren of Dovesville, Joe, Steve and Mitchell Jackson, all of Hartsville; four sisters, Geraldine Barefoot of Hartsville, Gracie Gandy and Christine Warren of Dovesville and Carrie Ruth Livingood of Salisbury, N.C.; one brother, Lorraine Warren of Dovesville; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

JAMES B. LEWIS
PATRICK Services for James Brooks ÒPeteÓ Lewis, 60, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Mr. Lewis was born in Patrick on Sept. 5, 1940, a son of the late Brooks and Ruth Isgett Lewis. He was an auto mechanic. Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by a sister, Valarie Dixon. Surviving are one son, James Dale Lewis of Hartsville; four daughters, Darlene Melton and husband Ricky Teal, Nicky Byrd and husband Ricky Byrd and Cindy Johnson, all of Patrick, Brandy Rushing and husband Mike Rushing of Cheraw; three brothers, the Rev. William Lewis of Hartsville, the Rev. Vernon Lewis and Jerry Lewis, both of Patrick; and 10 grandchildren.

MARLENE MELTON
Services for Marlene Odom Melton, 68, were held at 2 pm. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Carroll Pope officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Melton died Friday, Jan. 19. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Raleigh G. and Corria King Odom. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Robert K. Melton of Hartsville; two sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne Melton, Ronnie and Janice Melton, all of Hartsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Charles Stephens of Hartsville; five sisters, Louise Davis, Eula Mae Streett, Ines Streett, Corria I. Odom, all of Darlington, and Verlee Lambert of Hartsville; five grandchildren, Jamie Melton, Winston Melton, Chris Stephens, Scott Stephens and Tonya Phelps; and three great-grandchildren.

ANNIE BELL SOLOMON
Services for Annie Bell Solomon, formerly of Lynchburg, died on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in a Washington, D.C. hospital after an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home of Lamar.

FLONZIE LEE REDDICK
Mrs. Flonzie Lee Reddick of Camden, N.J., formerly of Lee County, died Jan. 18, 2001 in New Jersey. Funeral arrangements will be announced y Hines Funeral Home of Hartsville.

MELVIN TOLSON
Services for James Melvin Tolson, 73, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 24, 2001, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bud Boat-wright will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Mr. Tolson died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Luke C. and Carrie Byrd Tolson. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and the MenÕs Bible Class. He was a retired farmer and dairymen and was a member of the Young FarmerÕs Association.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine Griggs Tolson of Hartsville of Hartsville; a son, Jimmy Tolson of Hartsville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and James Powell, Pamela and Harold C. Byrd, and Angie and Eddie Boseman, all of Hartsville; brothers, Leon Tolson and Lorrain Tolson, both of Hartsville; a sister, Emily T. Ritter of Hartsville; six grandchildren, Edie Brock, Billy Cross, Laura Miller, James Byrd, Trey Boseman, and D. J. Tolson; and two great-grandchildren, Bethany Byrd and Ashley Miller.

RUBY L. HOWLE
Services for Ruby Lewis Howle, 60, widow of Brooks Allen Howle, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at John Wesley Methodist Church with the Revs. John C. Smith and Wayne Howle officiating. Burial will be in the Westview Memorial Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be tonight, Jan. 24, from 6-8 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Howle was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late John A. and Florence Webb Lewis. She was a member of the Kelleytown Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lisa Howle Gates of Hartsville; one son, Timothy Allen Howle of Hartsville; three sisters, Mrs. Mary McKenzie of McBee, Mrs. Linda Oneal of Hartsville and Mrs. Novella Gilbert of Little River; and six grand-children.

Memorials may be made to the John Wesley Methodist Church or Hospice of the Pee Dee.

GEORGE YARBOROUGH
Services for George Yarborough, 79, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Larry Melton and Deacon Pete Wilkes will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mr. Yarborough, widower of Pearl Blayton Yarborough and Lula Mae Gainey Cagle Yarborough died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Calvin and Bell Freeman Yarborough. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from farming.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Elizabeth Yarborough of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Jean and James Ridgely of Jefferson, Md., Joyce Ann and Lagrand Hall of Hartsville, Annie Yarborough and Steve Cagle of Hartsville; step-daughters, Louiza McGee of Darlington and Francis Gainey of Darlington; a brother, J. C. Yarborough of Florence; step-brothers, Horace Blayton of Darlington and Jessie Blayton of Oregon; 43 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

NANCY B. GARNER
LAUREL HILL, N.C. Funeral services for Nancy Beckham Garner, 81, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at the Laurel Hill United Methodist Church officiated by the Revs. Keith Brown and Frances Brown. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville directed by McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium of Laurinburg, N.C. Mrs. Garner died Monday, Jan. 22, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.

Born June 6, 1919, in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late State Rep. Paul T. Beckham and Lessie Helms Beckham and widow of the late James A. Garner. She was a very active member of Laurel Hill United Methodist Church and was also active in the Rockingham District of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by two daughters, Claire Garner Pearson of Laurinburg and Martha Garner of Randolph, N.J.; two brothers, Robert C. Beckham and Hervey E. Beckham of Augusta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Nancy Ingram of Laurinburg and Vance Pearson of Laurel Hill; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Laurel Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, Laurel Hill, N.C. 28351 or Moore Regional Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 3000, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.

Visitation will be 7:30-9 p.m. today at the McDougald Funeral Home in Laurel Hill.

RODNEY JOHNSON JR.
BARNWELL Services for Rodney B. (Chip) Johnson Jr., 36, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at the First Baptist Church, Allendale, with burial to following in the Swallow Savannah Cemetery directed by Smith-Rhoden Funeral Home of Allendale.

Mr. Johnson died Friday, Jan. 26, at his residence in Barnwell. Born in Hartsville, Oct. 22, 1964, he was a son of R. B. Johnson and Alice Gainey Johnson. He was an active duty veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a construction worker with Erco Corporation in Barnwell until an accident left him permanently disabled. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Hartsville.

Surviving are his parents of Hartsville; two sons, Cody Johnson of Hartsville and Austin Johnson of Barnwell; two daughters, Ashley Johnson of Hartsville and Taylor McBride of Barnwell; and a brother, Bruce Johnson of Hartsville. He was predeceased by a sister, Cathy Johnson.

JOHN C. PATRICK
DARLINGTON Services for John Calhoun "Jack" Patrick, 75, were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at First Baptist Church with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 216 S. Main St., Darlington, S.C. 29532 or to The Lord Cares Ministry, 271 1/2 Grove St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.

Mr. Patrick died on Saturday, Jan. 27. Born in Burlington, N.C., he was the son of the late James Everette and Ethel Woodard Patrick. Mr. Patrick served his country during World War II in the Army Infantry and was a retired Power Department Supervisor at Sonoco. He was a part-time driver at Clanton's Auto Auction and a volunteer with The Lord Cares Ministry. Mr. Patrick enjoyed fishing, playing golf and watching the Atlanta Braves.

Survivors include two sons, Donald (Julie) Patrick and Thomas Andrew "Tommy" (Fran) Patrick, both of Darlington; one daughter, Patricia L. "Trish" (Clyde) Carter of Hartsville; one sister, Paddy Jo (Frank) Lemon of Darlington; eight grandchildren, Jason Patrick, Jessica Patrick Clemmons, April May June, J.J. June, Todd Carter, Eric Carter, Drew Patrick, and Adam Patrick; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan Carter and Billy Clemmons.

Mr. Patrick was predeceased by his wife, Wilma Louise Andrews Patrick in 1989.

OBEY E. MARTIN SR.
TIMMONSVILLE Services for Obey E. Martin Sr., Gospel Music D.J., were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Shiloh United Methodist Church, Syracuse Community, Darlington, with the Rev. William S. James, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Martin-Ham Memorial Garden directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington.

Mr. Martin died Wednesday, Jan. 24, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Wilson and Janie Ham Martin. He received his education in Darlington County public schools and Florence-Darlington Technical College, where he received a certificate in electrical engineering and communication broadcasting. He was a life member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he served with the United Methodist Men as a Sunday School teacher and in several other capacities.

He was employed by several broadcasting radio stations, WYNN, and his last employment was 20 years with WWDM Gospel Station. He also spearheaded countless church and community events.

He served his tenure in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Mrs. Rosetta H. Martin of the home; four sons, Obey (Tarsha) Martin Jr., Corenthious Mark Martin and Josepher (LaToya) Martin, all of Timmonsville, and Melvin (Tracy) Johnson of Petersburg, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Fentress (Charles) Jones of District Heights, Md.; five grandsons, five granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; Mrs. Beulah Byrd Martin and Ms. Loner Martin, both of Timmonsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

ROBERT D. BROWN
MYRTLE BEACH Services for Robert Dewey Brown Jr., 76, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, Jan. 31, 2001, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel in Myrtle Beach with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial will be private in Florence National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church seniors, 500 4th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Mr. Brown died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 18, 1924, in Hartsville, a son of Robert Dewey and Mattie Christine Warren Brown. He was the widower of Jean Brown. He was a retired manager of an Esso Service Station in Hartsville, a veteran of World War II and had moved to Myrtle Beach from Johnson City, Tenn., four years ago.

Survivors include a son, Frankie Brown of Florence; a sister, Mildred Bitterman of Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

GLORIAN E. WALL
Mrs. Glorian Easterling Wall, widow of Leonard Cooper Wall Sr., died Friday night in a Columbia hospital. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association.

Mrs. Wall died Friday, Jan. 26, in a Columbia hospital.

She was born in Hartsville, a daughter of the late John Lawrence and Lena Fisher Easterling.

Surviving are two sons, Leonard Cooper Wall Jr. and Stephen Fisher Wall, both of Columbia; one sister, Mrs. Edith Bourne Blizzard of Georgetown; and one brother, John Lawrence Easterling Jr. of Spartanburg; three nieces and three nephews, Julian Bourne Horst of Columbia, Cmdr. William Davis Bourne Jr. of Nasvhille, Tenn., Beth Easterling Smoak of Pinopolis, Glorian Easterling Hayes, John Lawrence Easterling III, and William Fisher Easterling of Spartanburg.

WILLIE J. WHITE
LAMAR Services for Willie James "Bill" White, 69, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in Lamar Church of God with the Rev. Leverene Kirkland, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Mr. White died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Ed and Annie Josey White. He was a member of and attended Lamar Church of God all his life. He lived all his life in the Darlington County (Lamar) area.

He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted family; two sisters, Fannie (Roland) Andrews of Lamar and Mrs. Tomia Cener Small of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Charlie (Helen) White of Newark, N.J.; nieces and nephews.

DANNIE DOUGLAS SR.
DOVESVILLE Services for Dannie Douglas Sr. were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Miller, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.

Mr. Douglas died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Sampson and Hattie Davis Douglas. He was the widow of Mrs. Evelyn McKeiver Douglas. Mr. Douglas lived all his life in the Dovesville community where he was a life member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Survivors include six loving children, Merideth (Nehemiah) Robinson, Dannie (Grace) Douglas, Annie (Henry) Jett, Linda Byrd, Cathrine Douglas, all of Darlington, and Patricia Douglas of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Arthur Douglas; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law; a host of nieces and nephews.

RICH EASTERLING
Services for Leland Rich Easterling Sr., 75, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 31, 2001, at the Rivers of Living Water Church. The Rev. Tom Gainey will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mr. Easterling, widower of Louise Mottershead Easterling, died Monday, Jan. 29. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late James William and Margaret Johnson Easterling. He was owner and operator of Rich's Auto Mart. He was a veteran of World War II and an avid supporter of the Hartsville Red Foxes.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Gina Easterling, Mark Easterling, Rich and Gaye Easterling Jr., all of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy Griggs, Bonnie and James Woods, Harold Griggs, all of Hartsville; brother, Lorraine Easterling of Hartsville; sister, Jewel Jacobs of Hartsville; grandchildren, Jeannie Porter, Barbie Wilks, Richie Griggs, Tommy Easterling Jr., Tony Easterling, Betsy Easterling, Daniel Easterling; great-grandchildren, Cody Porter, Cricket Porter, Ashley Kelly and Michael Kelly.

EDWINA F. MIOT
COLUMBIA Services for Edwina Fitler Miot, 84, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at Richland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Gadsden. Memorials may be made to Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 North Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 29206 or Palmetto Health Hospice, PO Box 7275, Columbia, S.C. 29202. Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge.

Mrs. Miot, wife of the late Joseph D. Miot Jr., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2001. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Edwin H. and Elisa Wirth Fitler, formerly of Rosemont, Pa. She attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Conn. and was a member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, Forest Lake Country Club, the Pine Tree Hunt Club, a former member of the Junior League of Columbia and the Columbia Garden Club.

Surviving are her son, Joseph D. Miot III, and his wife, Marianne C. Miot of Columbia; daughters, Glenn Miot Cannon and her husband, James W. Cannon of Hartsville, Andrea Miot Garrett and her husband, Frederick L. Garrett III of Essex County, Va.; eight grandchildren, Frederick L. Garrett IV, James W. Cannon Jr., Louise G. Andrews, Charles M. Cannon, Andrea C. Little, Mary Campbell Miot, Elisa Fitler Miot and Laura Cole Miot; and two great-grandchildren, Frederick L. Garrett V and William F. Andrews III.

KENNETH C. ADAMS
DARLINGTON Grave-side services for Kenneth Conrad Adams, 55, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 2, 2001, in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams died at his residence after an illness. Born in Darlington County, he was the son of the late Hadley and Verona Beatrice Reid Adams. Mr. Adams was retired from Jack's Cookies.

Survivors include one son, Eric (Melody) Adams of Florence; four brothers, David H. (Earlene) Adams of Florence, Alvious J. "Al" (Penny) Adams of Hartsville, William H. "Billy" (Diane) Adams of Silver Springs, Md., and G. Ray (Ernestine) Adams of Darlington; one sister, Beatrice Adams (James) Cook of Florence; and one granddaughter, Alexis Nicole Adams of Florence.

VIRGINIA McDOUGALD
Services for Virginia Mixon McDougald, 63, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at the Bible Truth Holiness Church. The Revs. James Atkinson, Robert Winburn and Hazel Mixon will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Bible Truth Holiness Church, P.O. Box 124, Lydia, S.C. 29079.

Mrs. McDougald was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Tommy and Ruth Beasley Mixon. She was a member of the Bible Truth Holiness Church where she served as secretary for 20 years and was retired from A.O. Smith.

Surviving are her husband, Minor McDougald of Hartsville; three daughters, Regina Parker, Diane Walters, both of Hartsville, and Blanche Ferguson of Patrick; five sons, Leslie (Cooney) McDougald and David McDougald of Bishopville, Matthew and Tyler Ferguson of Hartsville, and Carroll Walters of Hartsville; six sisters, Linda Barr, Paula Galloway, Annie Mae Johnson, Alice Kelly, the Rev. Hazel Mixon and Kaye Woods, all of Hartsville; four brothers, Allen Mixon, Billy (Bud) Mixon and Edward Mixon, all of Hartsville, and Donnie Mixon of Dovesville; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Patridge, and two brothers, Wilbur and Robert Mixon.

ROBERT D. BROWN
MYRTLE BEACH Services for Robert Dewey Brown Jr., 76, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, Jan. 31, 2001, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel in Myrtle Beach with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Brown officiating. Burial will be private in Florence National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church seniors, 500 4th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Mr. Brown died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 18, 1924, in Hartsville, a son of Robert Dewey and Mattie Christine Warren Brown. He was the widower of Jean Brown. He was a retired manager of an Esso Service Station in Hartsville, a veteran of World War II and had moved to Myrtle Beach from Johnson City, Tenn., four years ago.

Survivors include a son, Frankie Brown of Florence; a sister, Mildred Bitterman of Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

EVELYN E. MILLER
Evelyn Ellison Miller, who grew up in Hartsville and graduated from Hartsville High School in 1954, died in Danville, Va., on Jan. 30, 2001. She was the daughter of the late W. Jones Ellison (the long-time manager of the J.C. Penney Co. store in Hartsville), and Novice Ellison of Danville, who survives. She leaves her husband, Kenneth M. Miller of Danville, and one brother, R. Curtis Ellison, who lives in Massachusetts.

A graduate of Furman University, with a master's degree from Duke University, Evelyn lived most of her adult life in Danville, where she taught for many years in the high school and then became Chair of the Education Department at Averett College. She was active in her church and choir and in many community organizations. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Townes Funeral Home in Danville. The funeral will be held at the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church on Friday, Feb. 2. Memorials may be sent to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Foundation - Music; 107 West Main Street, Danville, Va., 24541.

CHARLES R. BANKS
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Charles Richard Banks, 58, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in Gainesville, Fla. after an illness. Arrangements were made by Williams Thomas Funeral Home.

Mr. Banks was born in Darlington County and lived in Hartsville until about six years ago where he was previously employed by Sonoco Products.

Living relatives include a daughter, Stacie Woodham of Hartsville; two brothers Junior Banks of Tennessee and Terry Banks; a sister, Diane McCarthy of Myrtle Beach; and two grandchildren. Mr. Banks was preceded in death by his parents, McLeod Banks and Annie Mae Ganie Banks.


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