Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001

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JOHN R. POPE
DARLINGTON Graveside services for John Rowland Pope, infant son of Rowland B. "Arby" Pope Jr. and Kimberly Minor Pope, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

The infant died Thursday evening, Feb. 1, in a Florence hospital.

Surviving in addition to his parents of the home are two brothers, Justin Minor and A. J. Owens; and grandparents, Sarah Pope of Lamar, Rowland B. Pope of Nashville, Tenn., Beatrice Minor and John Landford Minor of Belton; and Lucille Gulledge of Pine Ridge.

BILLIE JOHNSON
Services for Billie Johnson Johnson, 75, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at New Market United Methodist Church. The Revs. Larry Brown and Grover Johnson officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson, widow of Kenneth Russell Johnson, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Belare Craig and Geanie Caddell Johnson. She was a member of New Market United Methodist Church and the DAV Auxiliary #72. She was retired from Red Fox Apparel.

Surviving are her son, Charles Johnson of Hartsville; daughter and son-in-law, Judy Kaye and John R. Howle of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Nell Atkinson of Hartsville; grandchildren, Payton Johnson, June Johnson, Geanie Howle, Mrs. James R. (Bess) Reed and Rusty Howle. She was predeceased by a son, Russ Johnson Jr.

CHARLES H. DAVIS SR.
MYRTLE BEACH Graveside services for Charles H. (Chick) Davis Sr., 75, formerly of Bethune, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Turkey Creek Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville Chapel. The Rev. Sue Arledge officiated.

Mr. Davis was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Charlie M. and Eliza Wingate Davis. He was retired from Kendall Co. in Bethune, was a member of the Bethune Presbyterian Church, where he was a former Deacon, and was a member of the Lynchwood Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rebecca McKinnon Davis, Myrtle Beach; two sons, Rick B. Davis of Myrtle Beach and Charles H. (Debbie) Davis Jr. of Bethune; one daughter, Ms. Rebecca Ann Davis of Murrells Inlet; one brother, Manley Davis of Florence; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Mae Bruton of Summerville and Mrs. Celeste Segars of Camden; three granddaughters, Ms. Mandy Davis of Murrells Inlet, Ms. Tanya Davis of Cheraw and Ms. Amber Smith of Bethune.

Memorials may be made to the Bethune Presbyterian Church or the American Lung Association.

CARLOS G. BAILEY
PATRICK Graveside services for Carlos Greene "C.G." Bailey, 81, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, in Patrick Cemetery directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield.

Mr. Bailey died Saturday, Feb. 3. He was born in Southern Pines, N.C., a son of the late Dempsey Ernest and Petria Jensen Bailey. He retired from Seaboard Railroad after 40 years of service and was a former mayor of Patrick. Mr. Bailey attended St. John Freewill Baptist Church and was predeceased by four brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Bell Crowley Bailey of the Bethea Baptist Home in Darlington; one daughter, Mary E. "Libby" Strickland of West Columbia; four sons, Carlos G. Bailey Jr. of Camden, Ernest N. Bailey of Columbia, John E. Bailey of Aiken and William D. Bailey of Hartsville; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Bailey of Deerwood, Md. and Dempsey Bailey of Pisgah Forest, N.C.; six sisters, Ernestine Ingram of Santa Barbara, Calif., Joyce Stutts, Margaret Mattocks, and Mary T. Bailey, all of Southern Pines, N.C., Edna Poole of Raeford, N.C. and Sue Haithcock of Lexington.

FRANK O. LOGAN
DARLINGTON Services for Frank Oliver Logan, 68, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 7, 2000, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment following in Mechanicsville Baptist Church Cemetery.



ALICE GRIGGS
Services for Alice Winburn Griggs, 82, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 7, 2001, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The Revs. Rocky Heath and Dr. Don Purvis will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Griggs, widow of Simpson Gay Jones and Nathan Griggs, died Monday, Feb. 5. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late William David and Genice Elizabeth Braddock Winburn. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. She was a wonderful and loving mother and mother-in-law.

Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, John Roy and Roberta Jones, Donnie Gay Jones, all of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Alice Dixon and Nora Ellan Atkinson, both of Hartsville, Carolyn and Jeff Cassidy of Ruby, Gail and Roland O'Neal, Rita Johnson, Jackie Dixon, all of Hartsville; step-son and spouse, Marine and Delores Griggs of Hartsville; step-daughter, Peggy Ann Poston of Hartsville; 30 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

CARRIE HUSKEY
Graveside services for Carrie Tolson Huskey, 93, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Magnolia Cemetery with Bishop Cliff Barfield officiating and directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Huskey, widow of Dewey Huskey, died Sunday, Feb. 4. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late John Delesly and Carolina Brown Tolson. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Relief Society. She was retired from Southern Bell Telephone Company.

Surviving are her brothers, L. Hart Tolson of Baltimore, Md., Edward V. Tolson of Charlotte, N.C., and nieces and nephews

FRANK JOHNSON
DARLINGTON Services for Frank "Toot" Johnson were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Robert Ham officiating. Burial was at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Florence National Cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington.

Mr. Johnson, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 31 in a Columbia hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington, a son of the late Sam and Magnolia McDaniel Johnson. He attended Darlington County public schools after which he served his country in the U.S. Army for 23 years. After his tenure, he was honorably discharged after which he made his home in Columbia. There, he joined Nazareth Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucia R. Johnson of Darlington; two daughters, Mrs. Doris (Robert) Franks of Florence and Mrs. Eleanor (Augustus) Ham of Darlington; a son, Anthony Johnson of Columbia; a brother, Richmond (Harriot) Wright of Darlington; two grandsons, Shea and Darian Franks of Florence; and a special friend, Ms. Mayola Vickey.

EVERETT B. BAKER
LANCASTER Services for Everett Bogan Baker, 82, were held at 2 p.m .Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Lancaster conducted by the Rev. Roy Barnes. Burial was in Lancaster Memorial Park directed by Mahaffey Funeral Home. Mr. Baker died Sunday, Feb. 4, at Wilson Medical Center in Darlington. Born in Jefferson, he was a son of the late Edgar Bogan and Nellie Mae Sullivan Baker. He was a retired insurance salesman, a former member of the Lancaster Lions Club, a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, and a member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of the Barean Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Ottie Lee Gardner Baker; his daughter, Mrs. Bonnie (Drew) Hamilton of Hartsville; and three grandchildren, Andy Hamilton of Lake City, Gwen Hamilton Diehl of Charleston and Blair Hamilton of Hartsville.

CURTIS DAVIS
BETHUNE Services for Curtis Davis, 78, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Bethune Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Cockrell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. Visitation will be tonight, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Bishopville.

Mr. Davis died Tuesday, Feb. 6. He was born in Kershaw County, a son of the late Sam Davis Sr. and Maggie Tidwell Davis. He was a member of Bethune Baptist Church and was retired from Kendall Mills.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Catherine Martin Davis of Bethune; two daughters, Anita Murphy of Hartsville and Cathy Johnson of Manning; six sons, Glenn Martin of Bethune, Hiram Pratt of Wadesboro, Sidney Pratt of Morven, Baxter Pratt of Lilesville; Robert Pratt of Greer and Marshall Pratt of Warner Robbins, Ga.; one brother, Sam Davis Jr. of Bethune; one sister, Catherine Hunter of Hartsville; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

CARRIE HUSKEY
Graveside services for Carrie Tolson Huskey, 93, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Magnolia Cemetery with Bishop Cliff Barfield officiating and directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Huskey, widow of Dewey Huskey, died Sunday, Feb. 4. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late John Delesly and Carolina Brown Tolson. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Relief Society. She was retired from Southern Bell Telephone Company.

Surviving are her brothers, L. Hart Tolson of Baltimore, Md., Edward V. Tolson of Charlotte, N.C., and nieces and nephews

NOEL AUSTIN
Services for Noel Holly Austin, 17, were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Alvin Rogers and Jerry Lee Dixon officiated with burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Ms. Austin died Sunday, Feb. 4. Born in Kershaw County, she was a daughter of Elisa Dolores Austin. She was a student at Hartsville High School.

Surviving are her mother of Hartsville; step-father, Harvey Lee Dixon of Hartsville; step-brother, Harvey Lee Dixon III of Hartsville; step-sisters, Renay Walker, Gerry Lynn Dixon, Alaina Dixon, all of Hartsville; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Donna and Steve D. Majors of Bethune; maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Reyes of Bethune; uncles, Rusty Wiggly and Kenneth Wayne Baker, both of Kershaw, Alan Austin of Georgia and Kevin Austin; aunts, Wanda D. Long of Plant City, Fla., and Cathy Baker of Monroe, N.C.

MYRTLE K. BONNOITT
DARLINGTON Graveside services for Myrtle K. Bonnoitt, 92, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 7, 2001, at Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bonnoitt died Sunday, Feb. 4, in a local nursing home after an illness. She was the wife of the late Frank Lee Bonnoitt. She was born in Lexington County, the daughter of the late John Jerome and Cardonia Shealy Kyzer. She was a secretary for McLeod's Annex and Coleman-Aimar Hospital for many years. Mrs. Bonnoitt was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, John M. Bonnoitt and Jerome A. Bonnoitt, both of Darlington; a daughter, Jenny Price of Fairport, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Alexander S. Kyzer of Cayce; and two sisters, Annie Wilson of Orangeburg and Beulah Bonnoitt of Darlington.

STELLA E. COOPER
DARLINGTON Services for Stella Elizabeth Carroway Cooper, 61, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, in Savannah Grove AME Church in Lamar with the Rev. J. E. Dukes, pastor. Burial followed in St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery in Oates directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington.

Ms. Cooper died Sunday, Jan. 28, from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Henry and Gertrude Holloman Carroway and was reared by her maternal grandmother, the late Gertrude Holloman.

She attended Darlington County public schools and graduated from Mayo High School Class of Ô67. She continued her education at Florence-Darlington Technical College. She joined Savannah Grove AME Church. She spent most of her life in Darlington and Florence counties where she worked various jobs and was presently employed by Mental Retardation of Florence as a mental retardation specialist.

Survivors include two sons, Steven Cooper Sr. of Florence and Marshall (Lisa) Cooper of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Randy Snell of Florence and Victor Carroway of Fayetteville, N.C.; five sisters, Shelia Kennedy of Florence, Melissia Green of Charlotte, N.C., Angela Vanhook, Velvalla Rushing and Walinda Pettiford, all of Hillsborough, N.C.; four grandchildren, Latosha, Kiara, Kanessa and Steven Jr.; uncles; aunts; and sisters- and brothers-in-law.

MARGUERITE H. SMITH
CHERAW Services for Marguerite Hammond Smith, 81, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Bethesda United Methodist Church with interment in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield.

Mrs. Smith died Saturday, Feb. 3. She was born in Hartsville, a daughter of the late Walter S. and Sarah Katherine Kirkley Hammond. She was a retired employee of Hartsville Cotton Mill and was married to the late Jerry M. Smith. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her son, James W. Smith, and her daughter Jerrie Jodine Pressley.

Survivors include a brother, James Hammond of Hartsville; one sister, Vera Fraizer of Camden; daughter-in-law; Hazel A. Smith of the home; also nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a number of great-great grandchildren.

CARRIE HUSKEY
Graveside services for Carrie Tolson Huskey, 93, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, in Magnolia Cemetery with Bishop Cliff Barfield officiating and directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Huskey, widow of Dewey Huskey, died Sunday, Feb. 4. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late John Delesly and Carolina Brown Tolson. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Relief Society. She was retired from Southern Bell Telephone Company.

Surviving are her brothers, L. Hart Tolson of Baltimore, Md., Edward V. Tolson of Charlotte, N.C., and nieces and nephews

ANDREW SIMMONS
Andrew Simmons, 90, of Hartsville, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

ILEAN SPARKS INGS
Services for Ilean Sparks Ings, 89, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in St. Paul Community Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ings died Friday, Feb. 2, in Morrell Memorial Convalescent Center after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Lee and Dennie Kelley Sparks. She received her education in the public schools of Darlington County. She was a member of St.

Paul Community Church, Missionary Society, Senior Choir and the Order of Eastern Star and retired from Coker's Department Store.

Surviving are her husband, David Ings of Hartsville; three sisters, Louise Rogers of Queens, N.Y., Rosa Mae Ownes of Baltimore, Md., and Alize Lee Sparks of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Clarence (Annie Lee) Ings and Rogie (Maggie) Ings, both of Society Hill; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Lewis of Hartsville and Lillian Scott of Lamar; a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.

WILLIE GRAHAM
Willie Graham III, 43, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Hartsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in a local hospital after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

XZAVIER MASON
Xzavier Mason, the infant son of Bertha Princess Richardson and Germaine Mason, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

VIVIAN WALLACE
Services for Vivian Elizabeth Wallace, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Bob Cline will officiate with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bennettsville, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday after the service in the church parlor. Memorials may be made to the Hartsville Pilot Club or First Baptist Church.

Ms. Wallace died Wednesday, Feb. 7. Born in the Hart House in Kalmia Gardens, she was a daughter of the late James Percy and Lillie Allen Wallace. She was a life long member of First Baptist Church and was retired from the Hartsville Water Department and Peoples Natural Gas. She was also a member of the DAR and a charter member of the Hartsville Pilot Club.

Surviving are her cousins, Elsie Allen Byrd and David L. Allen Sr., both of Hartsville, Lutie Allen Gibbes of Bennettsville, Jane Allen Graham of Hamlet, N.C., and Fletcher Allen of Franklin, Tenn.

ANDREW SIMMONS
Services for Andrew Simmons, 90, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, in Kingsville United Methodist Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Simmons died Monday. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Lou James Manning. She received her education in Darlington County public schools. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Helping Hand Club and the May Coker Garden Club.

Surviving are three nieces, Jessie L. Jones and Veronica L. Whiten, both of Philadelphia, Pa., and Cindy G. Howard of Highland Springs, Va.; a nephew, Robert L. Manning of Dresher, Pa.; an aunt, Lena Manning of Hartsville; a God daughter, Sonia J. Bacote of Florence; a host of great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

ANDREW NELSON
Services for Andrew Nelson, 71, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 9, 2001, in Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pines Forest Memorial Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mr. Nelson died Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Jack and Emma Murphy. He received his education in Chesterfield County public schools and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Annie Lee Horton of McBee and Carrie Williams of New Rochelle, N.Y.; and an aunt, Maybelle Murphy of Fayetteville, N.C.

ARTENCY M. LASHLEY
Services for Artency Murray Lashley, 92, will be held today, Feb. 16, 2001, at Andrews Memorial Baptist Church in Graham, N.C., with the Rev. Tommy Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Graham Memorial Park directed by McClure Funeral Home in Graham. Norton Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Andrews Memorial Baptist Church, 301 West Elm Street, Graham, N.C. 27253.

Mrs. Lashley, widow of Thomas DeWitt Lashley, died Feb. 13. She was born in Alamance County, N.C., daughter of the late Guthrie and Rosenia Wilson Murray. She was a Charter member of Andrews Memorial Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carol Lashley Lynn of Hartsville; a sister, Mrs. Foy Maness of Haw River, N.C.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

ALTON McCASKILL
BETHUNE Services for C. Alton McCaskill, 80, will be held today, Feb. 16, 2001, at 3 p.m. from the Bethune Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Cockrell and the Rev. Gene Plyler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville Chapel. Memorials may be made to Bethune Baptist Church, 304 Blackmon Street, Behtune, S.C. 29009.

Mr. McCaskill died Feb. 14. He was born in Kershaw County, a son of the late James Talley and Lizzie Ratcliffe McCaskill. He was retired from Sonoco Products Co., a member of Bethune Baptist Church, member of the Lynchwood Masonic Lodge No. 197 in Bethune and a Shriner.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Plyler McCaskill of Bethune; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Kennington of Cassatt; a sister, Ms. Mildred McCaskill of Bethune; two grandchildren, Chris Kennington of Hartsville and Renee Blackwell of Camden; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

VIRGINIA LOCKHART
JEFFERSON Services for Virginia Lockhart, 57, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Hopewell United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Lockhart died Sunday, Feb. 11, in a Charlotte, N.C., hospital after an illness. She was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Emsley and Willie Joe Thompson. She attended the public schools in the area and was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. Over the years, she held numerous positions in various auxiliaries.

Surviving are a daughter, Nellie Taylor of Jefferson; a son, Stanley Seegars of Jefferson; three sisters, Frankie Tyson of Washington, D.C., Cynthia Blackwell and Shirley Chambers, both of Jefferson; two brothers, Emsley Lockhart of Jefferson and Richard Lockhart of Pageland; and three grandchildren.



ANTHONY JOYNER
SOCIETY HILL Services for Anthony (Tony) L. Joyner, 56, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, in Bethesda Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Joyner died Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Allen L. and Kathleen Robinson Joyner. He was a graduate of Rosenwald High School, a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and served in the United States Marine Corp.

Surviving are two daughters, Samanetha Burnson and Syenithea Joyner, both of Society Hill; five sons, Curtis Scott Sr. and Steve Joyner, both of Hartsville, Anthony L. Joyner of Houston, Texas, Christopher (Tamatha) Joyner of Society Hill and Alvin (Lewanda) Joyner of Darlington; four sisters, Kathleen E. Joyner and Bessie M. Patterson, both of Society Hill, Alleen L. Joyner of Chicago, Ill. and Wihelmia (Al) Poole of New Haven, Conn.; seven brothers, Arthur Joyner of Society Hill, Howard Joyner of Bennettsville, Allen Joyner Jr. and Moses (Alfreda) Joyner, both of Eilkin, N.C., Laten (Rashella) Joyner of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jack (Rashelle) Joyner of Zypher, N.C., and Larry (Margaret) Joyner of Mt. Airy, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; 12 aunts; 11 uncles and a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.

LEDA ALLEN
Services for Leda Bell Allen will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at Mt. Calvary AME Church, the Rev. Willie Graves, pastor. Burial will take place in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery with professional services entrusted with Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Allen was born in the Pond Hollow Community of Darlington County, a daughter of the late James and Laura Wilkins. She was educated in the public schools and at an early age, met and married the late Johnnie Allen Sr. This union was blessed with seven children, six of whom survive her. She was raised in a Christian home and continued to cherish and love the Lord in her daily activities and most especially in the Christian duty at her beloved church, Mt. Calvary AME Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Manola (Arthur) Benjamin of Lancaster and Sandra (Perry) Larts of Hartsville; four sons, Michael (Ettaphine) Allen of Florence, Danny Lee (Annie) Allen and Johnnie (Geraldine) Allen Jr., both of Hartsville, and Howard (Cathy) Allen of Norfolk, Va.; 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

INFANT VARIC BEVEL
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Baby Varic Bevel died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in a Norfolk, Va., hospital after an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home.

ARTENCY M. LASHLEY
Services for Artency Murray Lashley, 92, will be held today, Feb. 16, 2001, at Andrews Memorial Baptist Church in Graham, N.C., with the Rev. Tommy Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Graham Memorial Park directed by McClure Funeral Home in Graham. Norton Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Andrews Memorial Baptist Church, 301 West Elm Street, Graham, N.C. 27253.

Mrs. Lashley, widow of Thomas DeWitt Lashley, died Feb. 13. She was born in Alamance County, N.C., daughter of the late Guthrie and Rosenia Wilson Murray. She was a Charter member of Andrews Memorial Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carol Lashley Lynn of Hartsville; a sister, Mrs. Foy Maness of Haw River, N.C.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

ALTON McCASKILL
BETHUNE Services for C. Alton McCaskill, 80, will be held today, Feb. 16, 2001, at 3 p.m. from the Bethune Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Cockrell and the Rev. Gene Plyler will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville Chapel. Memorials may be made to Bethune Baptist Church, 304 Blackmon Street, Behtune, S.C. 29009.

Mr. McCaskill died Feb. 14. He was born in Kershaw County, a son of the late James Talley an Lizzie Ratcliffe McCaskill. He was retired from Sonoco Products Co., a member of Bethune Baptist Church, member of the Lynchwood Masonic Lodge No. 197 in Bethune and a Shriner.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel Plyler McCaskill of Bethune; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Kennington of Cassatt; a sister, Ms. Mildred McCaskill of Bethune; two grandchildren, Chris Kennington of Hartsville and Renee Blackwell of Camden; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

VIRGINIA LOCKHART
JEFFERSON Services for Virginia Lockhart, 57, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, in Hopewell United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lockhart died Sunday, Feb. 11, in a Charlotte, N.C., hospital after an illness. She was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Emsley and Willie Joe Thompson. She attended the public schools in the area and was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. Over the years, she held numerous positions in various auxiliaries.

Surviving are a daughter, Nellie Taylor of Jefferson; a son, Stanley Seegars of Jefferson; three sisters, Frankie Tyson of Washington, D.C., Cynthia Blackwell and Shirley Chambers, both of Jefferson; two brothers, Emsley Lockhart of Jefferson and Richard Lockhart of Pageland; and three grandchildren.


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