Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001
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Services for Laura Dundy, 54, were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in New Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.
Ms. Dundy, died Tuesday in McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness.
She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of Lelia Jackson Dundy. She received her education in the public schools of the 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) Dundy and Betty (Levern) James, both of Society Hill, Lillie
(Eddie) Gattison and Mabel (Tyrone) Little, both of Darlington and Alice
(Billy) Mitchell of Hartsville; five brothers, Jimmy (Verdie) 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 Bonaparte
of Columbia; her fiance, John Leavy of Winston Salem, N.C.; eight grandchildren;
two daughters-in-law, Stacey Dundy of Society Hill and Phillips Dundy of
Mr. Dixon died Friday, April 13. He was born in Chesterfield, a son of Ray Dixon and the late Mildred Purvis Dixon. He was a former textile employee and carpenter.
Survivors are his father and step-mother, Ray and Deborah Dixon of Patrick;
two brothers, David Dixon and James Dixon, both of Patrick; three sisters,
Louise Moore, Lisa Dianne Farmer and Mary Dixon, all of Patrick; three
step-brothers, Albert Wood of Cheraw, Jeffrey Butler and Alex Wood, both
of Patrick; one step-sister, Dale Wood of Cheraw and a number of nieces
JAYE C . WOODS
Mr. Woods was born in Lamar on May 5, 1931, a son of the late J. G. Woods and Bessie Jowers Woods. He was a graduate of Lamar High School and a U.S. Navy veteran having served during the Korean Conflict on the USS Boxer. He was a member of Lamar First Baptist Church.
He is survived by a son, Jim (Wendy) Woods of Florence; a daughter, Scarlett (Charles) Gee of Lamar; a brother and sister-in-law, Drane and Mattie Ann Woods of Lamar; grandchildren, Sarah Hannah Gee and Jaye Woods and two nieces, Jane (Durby) Amerson of Lamar and June (John) Capotosti of Sardis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lamar Rescue Squad, P.O.
Box 114, Lamar, S.C. 29069 or the Lamar First Baptist Church, P.O. Box
431, Lamar, S.C. 29069.
Mr. McDonald was born in Darlington County, a son of the late John Angus and Jacqueline Hilton McDonald Sr. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was an avid outdoorsman.
Surviving are his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Hilton and Crystal
McDonald, Michael Ladd and Brenda McDonald, all of Hartsville.
Mr. Bristo died the first week of April. He was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Boisey and Ruth Harris Bristo. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, attended the public schools and graduated from Butler High School and attended Morris College. He served in the U.S. Army and received the Victory Medal and an Occupation Medal because of outstanding service. Thessalonian, affectionately called "Buster," was an asset to this community because he served as a mentor to the youths in the area. He coached the neighborhood baseball team for many years and was considered a great coach. He was loved and respected because he knew how to treat others. He also served as the neighborhood driving instructor and many young people attributed their knowledge of driving to him.
Surviving are his wife, Alberta Hall Bristo of McBee; a daughter, Vera
Ruth; a son, Melvin (Elizabeth) Murphy; four sisters, Mary Pate, Lou Doris
Jackson, Pinkie (Robert) Lighty and Vivian Moore, all of Hartsville; a
brother, Boisey James Bristo of Hartsville; five grandchildren and six
KESHAWN J. MILLS
Baby Boy Mills, seven days old, died Friday, April 13, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Florence County, a son of Hythen Garner and Michael Mills.
Survivors include his parents of Darlington; sister, Keyonna Mills of
Darlington; maternal grandparents, Harold and Loretta Garner Jr.; paternal
grandparents, Patricia and David Mills Sr.; great grandparents, the Rev.
and Mrs. Harold Garner Sr., Mrs. Lillie Mae Smith and Mrs. Rosena Samuel,
all of Darlington, and Walter Wingate of Timmonsville.
Mr. Sherman was born in the Mullins community of Marion County, a son of the late Isaac Sherman and Mary E. Sherman Bethea and was educated in the public schools of Marion County. After graduation, he relocated to New York in search of employment. Upon returning to South Carolina, he became employed with the Russell Stover Candy Co. in Marion. He later moved to Darlington County and worked at Domino's Pizza before gaining employment at Tally Metal of Hartsville, where he maintained his desire to work until his health declined. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sherman of the home; mother, Mary
Sherman Bethea; four daughters, Monica Foxworth and Quita Foxworth, both
of Columbia, and Beth Wall and JoMonica Wall, both of Marion; three sons,
Joseph Wall and Travis Wall, both of Marion, and Joseph Johnson of New
York, N.Y.; nine sisters, Shirley (Otis) Eldridge of Marion, Easter Mae
(James) Williams, Mary (Amos) Burton, Sherry Bishop, the Rev. Lillie Mae
(Bobby) Marie, Annie Dewite, Sylvia (Herman) Mack, Linda (Manzie) Moore
and Mary Frances (Bud) Swinton; four brothers, William Paige, Bulton Wilder,
the Rev. Issac (Betty) Sherman and Jamie Wilder; granddaughter, Laniea
Foxworth; two step-sons, Warren (Wanda) Freirson and Darrell Freirson.
C. M. PENNINGTON
Mr. Pennington died Thursday, April 12. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Carl Melvin and Sarah Griggs Pennington, Sr. C. M. lived a full life worshiping his God, loving his family, helping his community, and devoting himself to his profession and the Masonic Lodge.
He was an active member of the First Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher for over 45 years and a deacon. He was a World War II veteran, past commander of the American Legion, the 1992 Citizen of the Year, co-organizer of the Hartsville Rescue Squad, and scoutmaster for Troop 514 for 12 years. He was associated with Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home which was established by his father in 1915. He was past master of Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173 and served as the lodge secretary for 35 years.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Eva Mae "Micki" Biggs Pennington
of Hartsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Brucie Redfearn Pennington,
Kimrey and Ann Marie McGirt Pennington, all of Hartsville; daughter and
son-in-law, Debra Pennington and Tommy Keith of Hartsville; sister, Breezy
Somerville of Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Jim Tingen, Stephen
Tingen, Mel Pennington, Elizabeth Pennington, Kathryn Batson, Michael Batson,
Shane Keith and Will Pennington; and two great grandchildren, Walker Tingen
and Nicki Rauch.
MARY A. McCASKILL
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ann Cameron from Camden; two sons,
Carl McCaskill Jr. of Camden and Mike McCaskill from Lugoff; one sister,
Mildred "Millie" Maness, from Lugoff; four brothers, Charlie Hinson from
Lugoff; William Hinson from Sheboygan, Wis., Wilburn "Boots" Hinson of
Burgaw, N.C., and the Rev. Homer Hinson of Hartsville; four granddaughters,
Carlette, Amanda, Leeane, and Allison McCaskill, all of Camden; and two
grandsons, Chad and Chris Cameron of Camden. She was preceded in death
by her husband, Carl "Peach" McCaskill Sr.
MARGARET F. ROSCOE
Mrs. Roscoe was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late John and Leona Gibson Freeman. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Linda Huggins of Hartsville and Mrs. Margaret Ann Jordan of Athens,Ga.; one son, Johnny Roscoe of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Michael Folk of Hartsville, Kari Jordan of Milledgeville, Ga. and Amy Jordan of Athens, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Caroline Folk of Hartsville; two step-grandsons, Brent Jones of Cheraw and Michael Thomas of Hartsville.
Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.
ULYSSES P. SWINNEY
Mr. Swinney died Sunday, April 1, after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Evander and Rosa Lee Swinney. He was educated in Darlington County public schools. At an early age he joined New Hopewell Baptist Church. He was inducted into the United States Navy in 1944 and received an honorable discharge in 1946. Upon moving to Philadelphia, he joined the First Emmanuel Baptist Church and worked as a construction worker and then at the Sealtest Milk Co., where he retired after 26 years.
Surviving are his wife, Edell "Sue" Ketter of Philadelphia, six daughters,
Lillian, Lois, Jane, Cassandra, Alfreda and Melissa; a son, Basil; four
sisters, Leona Budd, Jeanette Hurst and Judy Furlow, all of Baltimore,
Md., and Edith Mae Haynesworth of Hartsville; a brother, Henry (Sonny)
Swinney of Darlington; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
ISAAC M. WHEELER
Mr. Tyner died Thursday, April 12. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Doc and Gladys Teal Tyner.
Surviving are his son, Timmy Tyner of Bennettsville; daughter and son-in-law,
Elizabeth C. and Timmy Lackey of Hartsville; six brothers, Howard Teal
of Society Hill, William Tyner, James Cecil Tyner, James Edward Tyner,
Donald Ray Tyner, Jimmy Lee Tyner, all of Patrick; five sisters, Myrtle
Johnson of Hartsville, Doris Teal of Patrick, Minnie Dixon of Patrick,
Betty Jean Turner of Patrick, Lena Potts of Salisbury, N.C.; and one grandchild.
Mrs. McInville died Tuesday, April 17, in a Florence hospital. She was born in Florence County, daughter of the late Walter W. and Ethelda S. Miles. She was the widow of the late Clarence "Buster" McInville. Mrs. McInville was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Temple Free Will Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir and Ladies Sunday School Class.
Surviving are seven sons and daughters-in-laws, Wayne (Vera) McInville of Society Hill, Paul McInville of Darlington, Larry McInville of Darlington, Mike (Kelly) McInville of Hartsville, Danny (Kim) McInville, Randy (Tina) McInville and Billy (Kim) McInville, all of Darlington; four daughters and son-in-laws, Beverly (Jimmy) Streett, Kathy White, Tammie (Scott) Windham, Wanda (Scott) Gainey, all of Darlington; 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, Archie Miles of Pearland, Texas; two sisters, Christine Evans of Darlington and Kathleen Lyles of Lumberton, N.C.
The family will receive friends this evening, April 18, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Temple Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 287, Darlington, S.C. 29540.
COLON M. GRIGGS
Mr. Griggs was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Wylie and Maggie Kelly Griggs. He was retired from Sonoco Products after 42 1/2 years, member of the Old Timers Club, Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Chesterfield Masonic Lodge, Darlington County Gideons and loved to farm all his life. He was one of 12 children.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Marvin and Elaine Whittle of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law, Loran and Linda Griggs of Hartsville; two sisters, Geneva and Essie Huggins of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Phil Whittle of Landrum, S.C., Lori Ann Schechter of Albany, Ga., and Jeffery L. Griggs of Atlanta, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Cody T. Griggs of Atlanta, Ga., Zachary W. Rigby of Chadds Ford, Pa., Lazarus E. Schechter and Eilish C. Schechter, both of Albany, Ga.; three step-daughters, Miriam Griggs, Carolyn Griggs, and Jenell Britt of Hartsville; eight step-grandchildren and seven step-great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ida Mae Johnson Griggs and by his second wife, Mary Winburn Teal Griggs.
Pallbearers were Mr. Griggs' nephews, Wade Huggins, Wilson, William and Bobby Griggs, Ken Perdue, James Wiley, "Pete" Perdue, Kenneth Huggins and Mitchell Gainey.
Memorials may be made to the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Building Fund
of the Gideons.
LESTER J. BLACKWELL
Mr. Blackwell, husband of the late Eva Walters Blackwell, died Sunday, April 22. Born in Darlington, he was a son of the late Barney E. Blackwell and Maggie Lee Rogers Blackwell. He attended Furman University. He retired after 42 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of the Letter Carriers Association. Mr. Blackwell was a member and deacon of Rosewood Baptist Church and was a former member of the Columbia Choral Society.
Surviving are sons, Joe D. Blackwell of Greenville, James A. Blackwell
and Lester J. Blackwell Jr. of Columbia; a brother, Bryan Livingston Blackwell
of Hartsville; sisters, Miriam Myers of Scranton, and Martha Windham of
Greenville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased
by sons, Barney Blackwell, Burney Blackwell and Clyde J. Blackwell Sr.
JOHN E. FLOWERS
Mr. Flowers died Sunday evening, April 22, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, the son of the late Cephas Coleman and Susie Suggs Flowers. He was a farmer and was associated with Ace Welding Co. Mr. Flowers enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are two brothers, Jimmy (Dolly) Flowers and Jesse (Dora Lynn)
Flowers, both of Darlington; four sisters, Betty Flowers (Tom) Kleespie
of Florence, Sue Flowers of Darlington, Jeanie Flowers (Gregg) Young of
Florence and Marcia Ham Walker of Florence; and a number of nieces, great
nieces and great nephews. Mr. Flowers was preceded in death by a nephew,
PAUL M. STOKES
Mr. Stokes died Saturday, April 21. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Leon Whitner and Hattie Lloyd Stokes. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was retired from Sonoco Products Co. and was a member of the WOW.
Surviving are his wife, Eula Howell Stokes of Hartsville; two sons and
daughters-in-law, Paul Maurice and Annette Stokes Jr. of Stockbridge, Ga.,
Edwin and Barbara Stokes of Darlington; four sisters, Dot Malphus and Betty
Jordan, both of Hartsville, Ruby Adams of Oates and Eva Mae Perkins of
Denton, Va.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
TONY M. WEAVER
Mr. Weaver died Thursday at his residence after an illness.
He was born in Florence County, the son of the late Elbert and Anzy Lee Weaver. He was a graduate of Hudgens Academy and was employed by Stephens Inventory. Mr. Weaver attended Newman Swamp United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Buddy (Linda) Stewart of Lamar; two brothers, Bob (Ellen) Weaver and Robin (Gail) Weaver, both of Lamar; three nieces; one nephew; three great-nephews and a special aunt, Ruby Huggins of Lamar.
Memorials may be made to Newman Swamp United Methodist Church, PO Box
86, Lamar, S.C. 29069.
HELEN B. GOODSON
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Ms. Goodson died Monday, April 23, 2001. Born in Great Falls, S.C., she was a daughter of the late William Hicklin and Mary Wilma Brantley Bigham. Prior to her retirement, she was associated with the medical practice of her son in West Columbia.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Charles T. Goodson
of Lexington, S.C., Jay Kyle and Barbara Watson of West Columbia; James
Russell and Trudi Watson of Hartsville; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;
and two great great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving daughter,
Jeralene G. Atkinson; brother, Lawrence Bigham; sisters, Arletris Powell,
Mary B. King and Vera King.
WILEY R. EDENS
Mr. Edens was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard D. Edens, Robert F. Edens and Frank M. Edens; and a sister, Olivia P. Brown.
Survivors include his wife, Ouida Allen Edens of the home; four daughters, Ren (Thomas E.) Palles of Florence, Rosanna (M. Wayne) Dudley of Darlington, Elizabeth (D. Windsor) Barringer of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ester (Charles B.) DuBose Jr.of Florence; and nine grandchildren, Thomas Mitchell Palles, Ryan Reynolds Palles, Demi Allen Palles, Marshall Wayne Dudley Jr., Laney Catherine DuBose, Charles Brooks DuBose III, Brice Edens DuBose, Coleman Elizabeth Cox, and Frances Sumerford Barringer.
Memorials may be made to the Ken Baker Jr. Memorial Scholarship Trust, P.O. Box 773, Darlington, S.C. 29540 or the American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans Street, BTC-009, Florence, S.C. 29506.