Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001

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CARRIE B. WILLIAMS
McBEE - Services for Carrie Bell Williams, 68, of New Rochelle, N.Y., formerly of McBee, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pines Forest Memorial Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Williams died Wednesday, April 25, in a New York hospital after an illness. She was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Jack and Emma Nelson. She received her education in the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Hester Williams of New Rochelle, N.Y.; a son, William (Mary) Williams Jr. of McBee; a sister, Annie Lee Horton of McBee and four grandchildren.

DAWSON BROWN
Graveside services for Dawson Edward Brown, 80, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2001, at the Kelleytown Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Anderson, pastor, officiating.

Mr. Brown died April 22. He was born in Elliott, S.C. a son of the late Dawson F. and Mary Linton Brown. He attended school in Elliott and was owner of MADA Fruit Sales in New Jersey. He also operated ScooterÕs Ranch in Hartsville and was a mechanic with Pan American Air Lines. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Owens of Sumter and Mrs. Evelyn Shobe of Mobile, Ala.; and one brother, Marion Leon Brown of Hartsville.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Vickie Gardner.

JESSIE WATFORD SR.
DARLINGTON - Graveside services for Jessie Lee Watford Sr., 76, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Black Creek Church Cemetery directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Mr. Watford died Thursday. He was born in Darlington County and was the son of the late Ben T. and Eula Lee Watford. He attended Darlington County schools. Mr. Watford was a retired farmer and greens keeper at the Darlington County Club.

Mr. Watford was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy G. Watford, in 1978, and his son, Bobby C. Watford Sr., in 2000.

Survivors include four sons, Kenneth (Joleen) Watford of Bowling Green, Ky., Donald (Jo Ann) Watford of Society Hill, Lynnwood (JoAnn) Watford Sr. and Jessie Lee (Jay Bird) Watford Jr., both of Darlington; one daughter, Frances May (Bobby) Lee of Darlington; two brothers, Louie T. Watford of Springville, N.C., and Grady L. Watford of Darlington; two sisters, Ethel Mae Doriety of Darlington and Juanita Flowers of Hartsville; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening, April 27, at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

VIRGINIA G. CAMP
Services for Virginia Griggs Camp, 76, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Macedon Center United Methodist Church, New York. Burial will be held in the church cemetery directed by Payne & Murphy Funeral Home. Brown-Pennington-Atkins is in charge of local announcements. Memorials may be made to Macedon Fire Department, c/o Payne & Murphy Funeral Home, 1040 Rt. 3, Macedon, N.Y. 14502.

Mrs. Camp died Sunday, April 29. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie C. and Sarah Elizabeth Wilkes Griggs. She was a member of MacedonCenter United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas R. and Sharon Camp, Douglas R. and Mary Camp, all of Macedon, N.Y., Paul R. and Roberta Camp of Spartanburg; daughter and son-in-law, Sherralyn and William Smith Longyear of Macedon, N.Y., Donnie Mitts of Hawaii; brothers, William M. Griggs of Hartsville, Ted L. Griggs of Surfside Beach, Bobby Earl Griggs of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Mrs. Marion (Mary) Byrd, Mrs. A. Ravenel (Lucille) Byrd, Mrs. Hilton P. (Margie) Byrd, all of Hartsville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

KINLEY ENOCH
LYDIA Kinley Enoch, 46, died Sunday, April 29, 2001. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of Malachi and Brigette Cherry, 628 Sun Valley Drive, Hartsville.

FANNIE LEE JOHNSON
LAMAR Mrs. Fannie Lee Johnson, died on Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Palmetto Richland Medical Center of Columbia. The family will receive friends at the residence. Hines Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

MARGUERITE CLEMENTS
LAMAR Graveside services for Marguerite Mims Clements, 83, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2001, in the Lamar Cemetery directed by Layton-Anderson Funeral Home of Florence. The Revs. John Stephenson and William Taylor officiated. Memorials may be made to Will of Faith Southern Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Mrs. Leona Amerson, 836 Seven Bridges Rd., Lamar, S.C. 29069 or the Lamar Rescue Squad.

Mrs. Clements died Saturday, April 28, after an illness. She was born in Lamar, a daughter of the late Priestley G. and Zada M. Mims. She was the widow of Dudley M. Clements.

Mrs. Clements was one of South Carolina's earlier fully-certified special education teachers. She received her specialized training at Appalachian University at the onset of North Carolina's public special education program. While teaching in New York she became a team member of a prestigious project involving disabled preschoolers. This program was designed to educate the total child by intervention at an early age. She was responsible for the fine arts program, including art and art appreciation, music and music appreciation, drama and early literature.

For 10 years she owned and operated a private kindergarten in Lamar. She attended Will of Faith Southern Methodist Church. She was a volunteer at Darlington County Historical Association and the Manna House in Florence.

Surviving are a son, Guy (Clare) Clements; a daughter, Gay (Steve) Tallon; four grandchildren, Angie Clements Eaddy, Amy Clements Barnhill, Jenifer Tallon McPherson and Ashley Tallon; and two great-grandchildren, Tallon McPherson and Merideth Tallon. She was predeceased by two brothers, Priestly Mims Jr. and William Z. (Billy) Mims; and a sister, Doris A Mims.

LOUISE BROWN
Services for Louise Brown, 86, will be held at 4 p.m. today, May 2, 2001, in Green Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown died Friday, April 27, in Morrell Memorial Convalescent Center after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Henry Coot and Shirley Graham. She received her education in Darlington County public schools and was a member of Green Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are two aunts, Josephine Fields of Charlotte, N.C., and Oliver Bell Pendergrass of Philadelphia, Pa.; a special niece and nephew, Richard and Essie Goodson of Darlington.

MRS. THEO JOHNSON
Services for Mrs. Theo Johnson were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Greenhill Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl J. Timmons, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson died Wednesday, April 25, in Carolina Pines Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Willie and Violet Bull Johnson. She was educated in the public schools and was employed with Fifth Street Cleaners of Hartsville for many years until her health failed. She had a great love for children and took pride and joy in raising children within her family and community. Theo's singing was known throughout the Hartsville community. She was first a member of Second Baptist Church and later joined Greenhill Baptist Church where she continued her services.

Survivors are two sons, George Johnson and Joey Johnson, both of Hartsville; a daughter, Edwina Johnson Martin of Hartsville; three sisters, Lila Johnson, Delores Shaw and Charlena Johnson, all of Hartsville; three brothers, Jessie Johnson of Florence, Frank Johnson and Howard Johnson, both of Hartsville; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two aunts, Julia Bull of Charlotte, N.C., and Louise Isaac of Darlington.

LAWTON STOKES
Graveside services for Charles Lawton Stokes, 73, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2001, in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Carroll Pope officiated and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Mr. Stokes died Friday, April 27. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Frank Roland and Della Collins Stokes. He was retired from Sonoco Products Company with 44 years of service and was a member of the Old Timers Club. His favorite hobby was fox hunting.

Surviving are his wife, Pat Goodson Stokes of Hartsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Kem Stokes of Lamar, Marshall and Carlene Stokes of Bethune, Danny and Phoebe Stokes of Lamar; brothers, George Stokes and Bobby Gene Stokes of Hartsville; sisters, Mary Norwood of Hartsville and Margaret Abbott of Darlington; an uncle, Grover Collins of Dovesville; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM McSPARREN
Services for William (Bill) Ivan McSparren, 70, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2001, at John Wesley Methodist Church with the Revs. John C. Smith, Jim Murray and Keith Spake officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Mr. McSparren died Saturday, April 28. He was born in Pennsylvania, a son of the late David and Anetta Bell McSparren. He was owner of McSparren Painting & Wallpaper Co., and was a member of John Wesley Methodist Church and a veteran of WWII.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Linda Koster McSparren of Hartsville; daughters and son-in-law, Joanne and Robert Ludwick of Hartsville and Diana Stumpf of Asheville; son and daughter-in-law, Maj. Bradley and Jessica Stumpf of Hampton, Va.; grandchildren, Casey and Erika Ludwick of Hartsville.

Memorials may be made to the John Wesley Methodist Church.

MOLLIE STAFFORD
Services for Mollie J. Stafford, 80, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church. The Revs. Ronnie Caulder and Glenn White will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends this evening, May 2, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stafford died Monday, April 30. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late James Duncan and Mary Wilkes Campbell.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Cynthia Stafford of Patrick; and three grandchildren, Sabrina Stafford, Vicky Goatley and Joshua Goatley.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra Carroll Stafford.

REV. W. T. LISENBY
DARLINGTON Services for the Rev. W. T. Lisenby, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 200,1 in the First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

The Rev. Lisenby was born November 13, 1916 in Scotland County and was the son of the late Daniel and Sally Lisenby. He received a bachelor of Tehology from Holmes Bible College in Greenville and was an ordained minister of the South Carolina Conference. He pastored many churches in South and North Carolina and at the time of his death was the associate minister at First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Darlington. He also taught the Fellowship Bible Class.

The Rev. Lisenby is survived by his wife, Venice Lisenby of the home; one son, William G. Lisenby of Columbia; two daughters, Patsy L. (Barry) Farmer of Mooresville, N.C., and Lynn L. (Jim) Chrapek of Murrells Inlet; one sister, Emma Charles; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight, May 2, from 7 to 9 at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 598 W. Broad St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.

FANNIE L. JOHNSON
LAMAR Services for Mrs. Fannie Lee Johnson were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Emmanuel Community Church with the Rev. Timothy Ballard Sr. presiding. Burial was held in the Sandy Grove Church Cemetery with professional services entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, April 29, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, near the town of Lamar, and was a daughter of the late Lawton and Bessie Rivers Mixon. She was educated in the public schools and worked with her family farm for much of her early life. She was married to the late Boyd Johnson Sr. in 1938 and together they parented six children, three of whom survive her. She, like her family before her, was a lifetime member of the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church. As a member of her beloved church she served in many capacities, most notably with the United Methodist Women and as a communion stewardess. Recently, she changed her membership to the Outreach Community Church of Lamar. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Start Faithful Workers Chapter #229 of Lamar and she was also a member of the Royal Knights and Ladies Knights.

Survivors are two sons, Lovell "Bob" (Helen) Johnson and Boyd (Clara) Johnson, both of Lamar; a daughter, Shirley (Otis) McDaniel Sr. of Timmonsville; one brother, Woster (Jessie Mae) Mixon of Lamar; one sister, Carrie Fields of Richmond, Va.; 28 grandchildren; two of whom were raised as her children, Georgette Williams and Shirley (Furnice) Mack; 61 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

ALBERT B. HOWLE
DARLINGTON Services for Albert Broadus Howle, 87, will be held at 4 p. m. today, May 4, 2001, at Swift Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

Mr. Howle died on Wednesday, May 2, in a local hospital after an illness. He was born on May 14, 1913, in Darlington County to the late Albert Barnwell and Valeria Blackwell Howle. He attended Darlington County schools. Mr. Howle was a lifetime member of Swift Creek Baptist Church, the Woodrow Lewis Sunday School Class, and was the church treasurer for many years. He was owner and operator of the Thriftway Supermarket until his retirement. Mr. Howle was an avid Atlanta Braves fan and he loved being with his family and tinkering in his shop.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice Rhodes Howle of the home; two daughters, Jane Howle Mozingo of Hartsville and Joyce Howle Griggs of Darlington; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Swift Creek Baptist Church, 413 N. Center Rd., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

DAVID INGS
David Ings, 86, died Thursday, May 2, 2001, in Morrell Memorial Convales-cent Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville.

The family will receive friends at 324 Logan Ave., Hartsville.

BESSIE HICKS
Graveside services for Bessie Collins Hicks, 93, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. Ted Duvall will officiate the burial directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hicks died Saturday, April 28, 2001. Born in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late Luther L. and Sue Campbell Collins. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Memorials may be made to St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Heyward Gandy of Hartsville, Onnie and Robert Norris of Locust Grove, Okla.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild.

PAUL WILSON
DARLINGTON Graveside services for Paul Wayne Wilson, 71, will be held at 4 p.m. today, May 4, 2001, in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilson died Wednesday evening, May 2, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Effingham, Florence County, son of the late Charles Montgomery and Essie B. Waddell Wilson Sr. He served his country in the United States Air Force and had retired 34 years ago as executive director of the Darlington County United States Department of Agriculture and the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Services. He was past president of the State Association of ASCS County Employees (SCASCOE), a member of Darlington Kiwanis Club and Darlington Presbyterian Church where he had served as a deacon and treasurer. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Janice W. and William Hiner of Atlanta, Ga., Diane W. and Dwayne Hancock of Darlington; grandsons, Jason and Travis Hancock of Darlington; six sisters, Merna W. Berry of Jacksonville, Fla., June W. Wilford of Columbia, Edith W. (Ernest) Allen of Florence, Mildred W. Clark, Betty W. (Charles) Dennis, Grace W. Mims, all of Florence and a special friend, Barbara Horne of Darlington. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wilson was predeceased by brothers Brutus, Ray, Charles Jr., and Jack Wilson and wives, Virginia Hutchinson Wilson and Phyllis Harrelson Wilson.

Memorials are suggested to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, S.C. Chapter, 1248 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, S.C. 29063 and the Susan Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Darlington Presbyterian Church, 311 Pearl Street, Darlington, S.C. 29532.

DOROTHY M. MELTON
DARLINGTON Services for Dorothy Miller "Mama Dot" Melton, 83, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Central Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mrs. Melton died Wednesday, May 2, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in North Carolina, the daughter of the late Eugene and Marie Miller. She was the wife of the late Troy Melton. She was a retired employee of Dixie Cup and most recently served as the "Tea Lady" at Jewel's Deluxe Restaurant. Mrs. Melton was a member of Central Baptist Church where she taught Children's Sunday School Class for 30 years. Mrs. Melton also enjoyed watching WWF Wrestling where her favorite wrestler was "The Rock."

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Troy "Chappie" and Sharon Melton of Darlington; a daughter, Dottie Jean Lewis of Cheraw; five grandchildren, Dodie and Billy Bright, Jeff Melton, Chris Melton, all of Darlington, Richard and Donna Lewis of Cheraw and Zoe Lynn Lewis of Kingstree; and four greatgrandchildren, Amber Lewis, Kacey Lewis, Ashley Bright and Ty Bright.

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

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.


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