Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001

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HILDA H. WILLIAMS
GREENSBORO, N.C. Mrs. Hilda Harmon Williams passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her home. A private graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in McBee Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas B. Huggins, D.D., officiating.

Mrs. Williams was born on August 2, 1920, in Florence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivey Pearson and Annie Laney Harmon, and her brother, John Harold Harmon. She grew up in McBee and graduated in 1948 from Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. She has lived in Greensboro since 1959.

Mrs. Williams was a founding member and board member of the Corporation of Guardianship, past president of the Association for Retarded Citizens of Greensboro, past member of the Guilford County Domiciliary Home Community Advisory Committee, a member of the Arc of North Carolina's LIFEguardianship Council, from which she received the LIFEguardianship Distinguished Service Award in 1995. Mrs. Williams was a member of the board of Sue Lynn Residential Services, and a member of the Wednesday Morning Book Club. Her work career included teacher, dietitian and personnel counselor. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, wife, and friend to the many people who knew her.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Edwin McCahill Williams Jr. of the home; son, Edwin McCahill (Mac) Williams III of the home; daughter, Randall Williams Newberry of Hampstead, N.C.; sister, Lois Harmon Stevens and husband, John Ashley of Grenada, Miss.; sister, Anne Harmon McGregor and husband, Duncan Douglas of Chesterfield, S.C.; sister-in-law, Anita Williams Coe of Charlotte, N.C.; cousin, Mildred Dewberry of New York, N.Y.; grandson, William Alexander Newberry III; granddaughter, Brent Newberry Garcia, and husband, Albie; great-grandchild, Genevieve; granddaughter, Casey Ann Newberry; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on April 5, 2001, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the home of her husband and son, 400 East Greenway Drive North, Greensboro.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405; or to Arc/NC LIFEguardianship, 16 East Rowan Street, Suite 204, Raleigh, N.C. 27609.

JOHN RAY LEE II
SUMTER John Ray Lee II, 52, husband of Deborah J. Lee, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

Born in Anderson, he was a son of the late John Rae Lee Sr. and the late Margaret Thackston Morgan Lee. He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and a Mason.

Surviving are his wife of the home; two sons, John Ray "Tripp" Lee III of Dalzell, and Charles Christopher "Chris" Lee of Sumter; a step-son, Daniel Lee Kelley of Sumter; a brother, James F. Lee of Sumter; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Charles F. Walton Jr. officiating.

Pallbearers will be L.E. Martin, Donnie Brown, Louis Brown, Irvin Hester, Woody James and David Lee.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, S.C. 29260 or to a charity of one's choice.

Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

MARIA CALDERON
DARLINGTON Grave-side services for Maria Evelyn Calderon, infant daughter of Juan Antonio and Angela Douglas Calderon, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2001, in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home. Maria died Thursday, April 5.

Surviving in addition to her parents of the home are two sisters, Kelli and Kristianna Douglas of the home; a brother, Sergio Calderon of the home; grandparents, Debbie and Eddie Douglas, Maria Rosario Perez, Juan Antonio Calderon and Truesdale and Mary Douglas; great-grandparents, Vernon Dudley, Elizabeth Wallace, Seferina Sanchez, Patrisio Perez, Maria Calderon and Jesus Gallegos.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jimmy Douglas.

FRED HAM JR.
DARLINGTON Fred Allen Ham Jr., 33, of the Oates Community died Thursday, April 5, 2001, in a Columbia hospital. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment following in Lake Swamp Cemetery.

Mr. Ham was born in Florence County, a son of Fred Allen Ham Sr. and Evelyn Waddell Ham Harding. He was employed by International Knife and Saw Company and was an avid fisherman. He attended Church of God at Palmetto Street.

Surviving are his wife, Celesta W. Ham of the home; one son, Fred Allen Ham III of the home; his father, Fred Allen Ham Sr. of Timmonsville; step-mother, Wanda Ham of Timmonsville; his mother, Evelyn Harding of Michigan; step-father, Carmon Harding of Michigan; one brother, Joseph ÒJoeyÓ Ham of Florence; four sisters, Candy Ham Sims of Timmonsville, Karen Niederquell of Michigan, Amanda Ham of Timmonsville and Julie Ham also of Timmonsville.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Kimberly Renee Ham, and grandparents, Chesley and Cleo Ham, Lonnie Waddell, and Sarah Waddell Ward. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home in Darlington.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue N. Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

BEULAH McDONALD
Services for Beulah McDonald, 91, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at St. Paul Community Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. McDonald died Thursday, April 5, in Morrell Memorial Convalescent Center after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late John and Lula Rodgers Jackson. She was a member of St. Paul Community Church, the Missionary Society, Stewardess Board and the mother of the church.

Surviving are 13 grandchildren, Virginia (Willie) Addison, Lula McLeod, Jo Ann McDonald, Leisa (Water) McDougal, Lucy Hawkins, Tenola (Tony) Miller, Ernest (Lucille) McDonald, Donald McDonald, Rickey (Margie) McDonald and Danny (Mamie) McDonald, all of Hartsville, Celie Hines of Florence, Shelby (Theodore) Warren of Charleston and Brenda (John) Stallings of St. Albans, N.Y.; and a niece, Sara Lee Commander of Hartsville.

MATTIE LOU COVINGTON
Services for Mattie Lou ÓCoonieÓ Covington were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2001, in New Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Dials officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Covington died Thursday, April 5, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late Moses and Irene Damon Huggins. She was educated in the Lee County public schools and was married early in life to the late James Northern Covington. She was first a member of Sandy Grove Methodist Church and after marriage she joined her husband in New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors are five daughters, Bell (William) Beasley and Richard Dean Jennings of Hartsville, Carolyn Jackson, Mattie Mae McFadden and Louise Slater of Lydia; eight sons, James (Louise) Covington of Hartsville, Charles Covington and Tommy Covington of Durham, N.C., Jessie (Barbara) Covington, Billy Covington and Jerry Covington, all of Lydia, Jimmy (Lawan) Covington of Bennettsville, Gerald Covington of Roxborough, N.C.; seven sisters, Helen Covington of Bishopville, Dora Lee Williams of Lydia, Queen (George) Dials of Hartsville, Mary Alice of Palm Bay, Fla., Frances McKinsey of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rilla McClain of Darlington, and Edna (Eddie) White of Queens, N.Y.; two brothers, Quannie Huggins of Lydia and Harry Huggins of Washington, D.C.; 31 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren.

LARRY WILKES
Services for Larry Kenneth Wilkes, 48, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Middendorf Church of God. Burial was held in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilkes died Friday, April 6, 2001. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Willie James and Blanche Freeman Wilkes.

Surviving are his wife, Patsy Wilkes of Hartsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew and Tracy Wilkes, Joseph and Debbie Wilkes, Daniel Wilkes, all of Hartsville; step-mother, Shirley Wilkes of Hartsville; step-brothers, Gray James Wilkes, Kendall Lee Wilkes, all of Hartsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy and Ralph Lewis, Willie Jean and Frank Winburn, all of Hartsville; step-sister and brother-in-law, Kimberly and Buddy Grooms, both of Hartsville; and two grand-children. He was predeceased by his brother, James Wilkes.

RUBY H. FLOWERS
Services for Ruby H. Flowers, 59, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Green Hill Church of God.

The Revs. Jerry Gainey and Buddy Amerson officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Flowers died Saturday, April 7. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of Virgil Wilson and Janie Elizabeth Gainey. She was a very active member of Green Hill Church of God.

Surviving are her husband Millard (Pigeon) Flowers of Hartsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Christine Hicks, Glenn and Tracy Stephens; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Cotton Atkinson; brother, Billy Joe Johnson; sisters, Bobbie Jean Doizer, Patsy Stephens, Ann Shumate, Faye Steen; grandchildren, Patrick Atkinson, Brittany Stephens, Carol Ann Stephens; step-grandchildren, Jay Lee, Brandon Lee, Mitchell Huestess, Carole King; and godchild, Tiffany Steen. She was predeceased by Vernie J. Johnson, Henry V. Johnson, McKinley Johnson and Virginia Gainey.

DOUGLAS S. WATSON
COLUMBIA Services with military rites for Douglas Stewart Watson, 43, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, in the chapel of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Home with the Rev. B. Wayne Kinyon, BCC, officiating. Memorials may be made to St. JudeÕs ChildrenÕs Hospital. Visitation will be tonight, Wednesday, from 7 to 9 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.

Mr. Watson died Saturday, April 7. Born in Ridgeway, Pa., he was a son of Shirleyann Snyder Watson Morris and the late Jack Leroy Watson. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm and as staff sergeant in the S.C. Air National Guard. Mr. Watson was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Rosalie Toothill Watson; son, Matthew J. Watson of the home; his mother of Hartsville; and brother, John Charles Watson of Honolulu, Hawaii.

WILLIE F. SMITH
Services for Willie Franklin ÒSnotÓ Smith were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith was born in Hartsville, a son of the late Foster and Alice Bennet Smith Sr. and was educated in the public schools, graduating from Butler High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Army where he served for several years. After his return he was disabled.

Survivors are two sisters, Beulah Mae (Larry) Shirley of Hartsville and Alice Mae (Johnny) Tucker of Darlington; a brother, Foster (Christine) Smith of Hartsville; four uncles, Ellison (Lisa) Frierson of Baltimore, Md., Ervin Carter, Lenard Carter and Elijah Carter of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Lida Ann Sampson of Patterson, N.J.

WOODROW WILSON
Graveside services for Woodrow ÒJudgeÓ Wilson, 74, will be held at 4 p.m. today, April 11, 2001, at The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic, Inc., directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilson died Saturday, April 7, after an apparent heart attack. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Alfred and Magnolia Wilson. He received his education in the public schools of Darlington County and worked for a number of years with the Southern Railway System until he retired.

Survivors are a sister, Bernetha McLeod of Hartsville and a host of nieces and nephews.

JOEL K. McCOY
ZEBULON, N.C. Services for Joel K. McCoy, 57, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Family Funeral Care Chapel, 1202 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, N.C. Donations made be made to Bunn Rescue and EMS, P. O. Box 236, Bunn, N.C. 27508.

Mr. McCoy died Sunday, April 8, at Wake Medical Center. He was born in Chicago, Ill., and was the son of the late King McCoy and Portia R. McCoy of South Carolina. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Vietnam Conflict in 1967 and worked with Beckman-Coulter Biomedical Center.

Surviving other than his mother are his wife, Carol A. McCoy of the home; a daughter, Carol Driver and husband Rodney of Zebulon, N.C.; a sister, Judy Dugan and husband, Douglas of S.C.; two grandchildren, April Christine Driver and Robert Alexander Driver; also several aunts, uncles and cousins.

ULYSSES SWINEY
Ulysses Swiney, 75, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Hartsville, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in a Philadelphia hospital after an illness. Local arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

LAURA DUNDAY
SOCIETY HILL Laura Dunday, 54, of Society Hill, died Tuesday at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

FRANKLIN BRAND
Services for Thomas Franklin Brand, 75, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. The Revs. Jim Beck and Darryl Bogatay will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends this evening, Friday, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Brand, widower of Tiny Bell Mozingo Brand, died Thursday April 12. Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late Elliott Gray and Nellie Taylor Brand. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Darlington County DAV. He was retired from Reeves Brothers and also from farming, his true love.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Freddie and Ann Brand, Ronnie and Rita Brand, all of Hartsville; bother, Hudson "Buster" Taylor of Bethune; sisters, Nellie Gray Beasley of Hartsville, Alice Catoe of Bethune; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

AURA DUNDY
SOCIETY HILL Services for Laura Dundy, 54, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2001, at New Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Daniels officiating. Burial will be held in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville.

Ms. Dundy died Tuesday April 10, 2001, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born Dec. 21, 1946, in Darlington County, a daughter of Lelia Jackson Dundy and the late Lessie "Joe" Dundy Sr. She received her education in the public schools of Darlington County and was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving other than her mother of Society Hill are three sons, Paul Dundy, Ronzo Dundy and David Dundy, all of Society Hill; five sisters, 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 brothers, Jimmy (Verdie) Jackson Dundy of Winston Salem, N.C., Early (Janie) Dundy, Lessie (Naomi) Dundy, Levern Dundy and Elijah (Gina) Dundy, all of Society Hill; an aunt, Mary Bonapart of Columbia; her fiance, John Leavy of Winston Salem, N.C., and seven grandchildren.

DORA G. LEONARD
Services for Dora Gibson Leonard, 81, widow of Rufus C. Leonard Sr., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Leonard was born in Halifax County, N.C., a daughter of the late Bud and Emma Davis Gibson. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edith Tolson of Hartsville and Mrs. Nita Taylor of Suffolk, Va.; two sons, the Rev. Rufus Leonard Jr. and Buddy Medlin, both of Hartsville; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Cassidy of Hartsville and Mrs. Lillian Smiley of Warrenton, N.C.; one brother, William Gibson of Warrenton, N.C.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Jones.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church.

MILDRED GANDY
Services for Mildred McClellan Gandy, 65, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The Rev. Marco Kelley will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence.

Mrs. Gandy died Thursday, April 12. Born in Horry County, she was a daughter of the late A. K. and Ellen McClellan. She was a member of Freedom Baptist Temple and was employed as a security guard at PPM Security.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Joy Gandy Jr., Eddie and Gloria Gandy, Larry Dean Gandy and special friend Marie Freeman, all of Society Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Denise Gandy and Frank Dixon of Hartsville; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Connie Byrd of Society Hill; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Alice Martin of Cheraw; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

EMMETT L. BRYANT
DARLINGTON Services for Emmett Lauren Bryant, Jr., 73, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment following in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Mr. Bryant died Thursday, April 12. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Emmett L. and Sadie Gibson Byrant, Sr. He was a retired truck driver for Southeastern Steel after 20 years.

Surviving are his wife Juanita Grooms Bryant of Darlington; three sons, James Allen Bryant of Hartsville, Richard Darrell Bryant and Gary Emmett Bryant of Darlington; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, James Bryant of Timmonsville and three sisters, Myrtle Watford of Timmonsville, Emmy Byrd of Darlington and Lillian Strickland of Florence.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 East Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.

JAKE JOHNSON
Services for John G. "Jake" Johnson, 67, will be held at 3 p.m. today, April 13, 2001, at Prospect United Methodist Church. The Revs. Bud Boatwright, Homer Hinson and Paul Cheezem will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Malone and Bessie Johnson Johnson. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and retired as owner and operator of Johnson Repair Service.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Wilks Johnson of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Peggy Johnson of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherrie and Kenny Cassidy of Chesterfield, Becky and Rick Phipps of Florence, Denise and Adam Gilbert of Hartsville; sisters, Lina Mae Alexander of Matthews, N.C., and Georgia Johnson of Chesterfield; grandchildren, Amy Cassidy, Carrie C. Walters, Jonathan Phipps, Megan Johnson, Ashley Phipps, April Gilbert, Amy Gilbert; great-grandchild, Charity Walters. He was predeceased by his brothers, Russell Johnson and Monroe Johnson.

BEULAH JOHNSON
Services for Beulah Leviner Johnson, 87, will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 13, 2001, at Prospect United Methodist Church. The Revs. Bud Boatwright and Paul Cheezem will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson died Wednesday, April 11. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late Gurley and Maggie Smith Leviner. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and retired from Leggs, Inc.

Surviving are her sons, David Johnson, Larry R. Johnson, William H. Johnson, all of Hartsville, Wilson Holley of Camden; daughters, Freida Barriso of Davie, Fla.; Phyllis Burnum of Carrollton, Ga., Bertha Sue Atkinson of Hartsville, Betty Watts of Jefferson; sisters, Elizabeth Holley of Charleston, Mary Lou Odom of Darlington; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

ASHLEY G. HELMS
OATES Services for Ashley Grace Helms, 15, will be held at 3 p.m. today, April 13, 2001, at Mt. Elon Baptist Church on Highway 15 in Lydia. Interment will follow in Elim United Methodist Church Cemetery, Oates Highway, directed by Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel.

Ashley was born in Darlington County, the beloved daughter of Milton Raymond and Donna Lynn Kirby Helms. She attended elementary school in Lamar and for the past four years was a student at Robert E. Lee Academy and a member of Mt. Elon Baptist Church. She was a member of the junior varsity softball team and enjoyed spending time with her many friends.

Surviving in addition to her parents of the home are her maternal grandparents, C.D. and Brenda Kirby of Oates; paternal grandparent, Lou Easter Helms of Hartsville; her great-grandmother, Alice Kirby of Timmonsville; and a number of aunts and uncles, cousins and cherished friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Milton Raymond Helms Sr.

Memorials may be made to the Ashley Grace Helms Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Robert E. Lee Academy or to Mt. Elon Baptist Church, Lydia.

WILLIAM HOWARD JR.
DARLINGTON Graveside services for William Howard Jr., 59, will be held at 10 a.m. today, April 13, 2001, in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mr. Howard was born in Florence County, the son of the late William and Juanita Graham Howard. He was a farmer and a member of Darlington Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Kelley Howard of the home; a son, William (Jennifer) Howard III of Darlington; two daughters, Mrs. William (Elizabeth Howard) Young of St. Charles, Mo., and Nita Howard of Taos Ski Valley, N.M.; a grandchild, Davis Young of St. Charles, Miss.; one brother, Richard Howard Sr. of Pawley's Island; father of his wife and a special friend, Billy (Lenora) Kelley of Hartsville; a step-son, Lee (Lenora) Matthews of Hartsville; a step-daughter, Mrs. Scot (Candace) Hoffman of Hartsville; and four step-grandchildren, Scot, Kayla, Jordan and Austin.

Memorials may be made to the Susan Johnson Memorial Fund, c/o Darlington Presbyterian Church, 311 Pearl St., Darlington, S.C. 29532, or to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.

LUTHER HALL
Services for Luther Lawrence Hall, 79, will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 13, 2001, at 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 Building Fund, 104 East Home Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Mr. Hall died Wednesday, April 11. Born in Kershaw County, he was a son of the late Albert O. and Fannie Davis Hall. He was a member of First Baptist Church, a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a veteran of W.W. II and a P.O.W. He retired from Sonoco after 41 years of service and was a member of the Sonoco Old Timers Club.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Jacqueline Redic Hall of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law, Arnold and Janet Hall of Hartsville; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Claude Wint; grandchildren, Bryan Hall, Shannon Bigelow, Hillary Wint, Jason Wint, Lauren Wint; and three great-grandchildren.

ELEANOR P. HICKS
LAMAR Services for Eleanor Parnell Hicks, 77, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Lamar United Methodist Church with interment following in Lamar Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home, Lamar.

Mrs. Hicks was born in Darlington County, daughter of the late Paul Hennis and Jenny Arrants Parnell. She was married to the late Theodore Hicks. She was a housewife and member of Lamar United Methodist Church where she played the piano for several years.

Surviving are a son, Gerry Hicks of Lamar; a grandson, Paul Hicks of Lamar; a granddaughter, Michelle Yates of Florence; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Sarah Coker of Lamar; a niece, Paula Coker, and a nephew, Bobby Coker, both of Lamar.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Hicks.

The family will receive friends this evening, Friday, from 7 to 9 at the funeral home in Lamar.

Memorials are suggested to Lamar United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 555, Lamar, S.C. 29069.

ROWENA BEASLEY
Services for Rowena Skinner Beasley, 98, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Hebron United Methodist Church. The Revs. Carolyn Malphus and Jim Beck will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends this evening, Friday, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Beasley, widow of Willis Russell Beasley, died Wednesday, April 11. Born in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Hugh Middleton and Henry Eva Woodham Skinner. She was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Hugh and Martha Ann Beasley of Hartsville; son-in-law, David Hutto of Swansea; daughter and son-in-law, Milford and Harry Kea of Columbia; sister, Frances Hewitt of Bishopville; grandchildren, Joan Marie Kelly, Bert Beasley, Terry Beasley, Eddie Kea, Scott Kea, David Kea, (Little) David Hutto; great-grandchildren, Alyson Davis, Selena Mooring, Sarah Jeffords, Kelly Kea, Katherine Kea, Jake Kea, Joseph Kelly; and a special daughter-in-law, Lillian Barnett of Hartsville. She was predeceased by a son, Douglas Beasley, and a daughter, Alice Hutto.

ALLEAN B. BRYANT
CHARLOTTE Services for Allean Betty Bryant, 78, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Hartsville, will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2001, at the Living Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, 4920 E. W. T. Harris Blvd. in Charlotte with Elder Ronnie L. Parson, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time for the service.

Mrs. Bryant died on Sunday, April 8, at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews, N.C.

Survivors include three sons, Army SFC Rocky L. Bryant (Brenda) of Pennsylvania, Marshall Bryant (Debbie) of Wingate, N.C., and Laren James of Paterson, N.J.; four daughters, Lois Bryant of Paterson, N.J., Mary Ayala, Diane Belk and Jennie Kyser (Gregory), all of Charlotte; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. King's Funeral Home of Charlotte is serving the Bryant family.


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