Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001

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ADLINE BROWN
Services for Adline Brown, 93, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, at New Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown died Monday, May 7, in Oakhaven Nursing Home after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Willie and Nazaree Jackson Peterson. She received her education in Darlington County public schools and was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Agalee Peterson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a grandson, a granddaughter; great-granddaughter and a great-grandson.

The family will receive friends at the home of Mable Coe, 919 J. Street, Hartsville.

ADA B. WINGATE
Mrs. Ada B. Wingate died May 9, 2001, in Carolina Hospital System in Florence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Mae Francis Johnson of South Park, Apts. M-1.

FLOREE LUCAS
LYDIA – Mrs. Floree Lucas died on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at her residence after an extended illness. The family will receive friends at 2533 Clements St., Lydia. Hines Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

EMMA G. BURNETT
BRYSON CITY, N.C. – Services for Emma Green Burnett, 85, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Mt. Vernon Freewill Baptist Church of which she was a member. The Revs. Mike Wise and Tony Oliver officiated with burial in the Brendle Hill Cemetery directed by Crisp Funeral Home of Bryson City, N.C. Brown-Pennington-Atkins was in charge of local announcements.

Mrs. Burnett, of the Alarka Community, died Tuesday, May 8, in a Swain County Health Care Facility. A native of Swain County, she was the daughter of the late W. P. and Sarah Bowers Green and wife of the late Clint Burnett who died in 1989. She was a retired employee of Swain County Hospital.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou Brown of Hartsville and Janette Hedden of Huntsville, Ala.; four sons, Dennis Burnett of Lexington, N.C., Carl Burnett of Brevard, Doug Burnett of Taylorsville, Ga., and Roger Burnett of Bryson City; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

GLORIA PATTERSON
Services for Gloria Ann McCoy Patterson will be held at 3 p.m. today, May 11, 2001, in New Hopewell Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Larry Johnson, 618 Dovesville Hwy.

Mrs. Patterson died Monday, May 7, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late John (MC) and Lena McCoy. She was educated in the Darlington County public schools, graduating from Hartsville High School class of 1978. She was employed as game manager with the Bingo Hall and was a member of the New Hopewell Baptist Church of Darlington.

Surviving are her husband, Bobby Patterson of Bennet-tsville; a daughter, Kayla McCoy of Raleigh, N.C.; four sisters, Carolyn (Billy) Forte of Hartsville, Supreme J. O'Neal and Doris McCoy, both of Patterson, N.J., and Deloris (Karl) Barcus of Darlington; two brothers, Larry (Queen Ester) Johnson of Darlington and Larry J. (Peggy) McCoy of Darlington; step-daughter, Alexis Patterson of Cheraw; two godchildren, Rollins Council of Hartsville and Regina Kennedy of Darlington.

ORA TAYLOR WEAVER
DARLINGTON – Services for Ora Taylor Weaver, 90, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Interment followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Taylor, wife of Samuel Robert Weaver, died Wednesday, May 9, in a Hartsville hospital after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, the daughter of the late Elwood and Eva Courtney Taylor. She was a former employee of Darlington Manufacturing Co. and attended Epworth United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Jesna W. Odom of Darlington; a granddaughter, Mrs. Tony (Faye) Howle of Darlington; a grandson, Bobby (Linda) Odom of Timmonsville; five great- grandchildren; Robbie Odom, Clay Odom, Ricky Howle, Rhett Howle, and Garrett Odom; two great-great-grandchildren; Justin Odom and Kaitlyn Odom; and several nieces and nephews.

BONNIE POLSON
Memorial services for Bonnie Tedder Polson, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 11, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Bob Cline will officiate with a private burial in Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening after the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Mrs. Polson, widow of John Ervin Polson, Jr., died Tuesday, May 8. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late William Thomas and Maybelle Andrews Tedder. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Hartsville Chapter No. 91 O.E.S.

Surviving are her daughter, Judith P. King of Florence; son, John E. Polson III of Hartsville; two brothers, Foster Tedder of Hartsville, Stanford Tedder of Oates; two sisters, Gladys Beckham of Darlington and Odelia Moulton of Littleton, Colo.; grandsons, George Todd King of Surfside Beach, Michael Capers King of Eugene, Ore.; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Joel E. Polson.

PAUL FORSTER, JR.
Services for Paul Karl Forster, Jr., 63, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2001 at Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mitch Houston will officiate and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge. Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund, 145 E. College Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Mr. Forster died Thursday, May 10. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was a son of the late Paul Karl and Jeanette Forster Sr. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was retired fro Brown's RV. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Mason. He was a former professional baseball player and a softball coach for the Dixie Youth Girls.

Surviving are his sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff Forster of San Jose, Calif., Steven Forster of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jason and Amber Forster of Hartsville; sister, Hilda Serbin of San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren, Alexandia Forster and Joshua Forster.

CONNIE S. HORNE
DARLINGTON – Memorial services for Connie Stone Horne, 59, will be at 3 p.m. today, May 11, 2001 at Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Horne died Wednesday, May 9, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Florence County, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Thelma Cameron Stone.

Surviving are three daughters, Judy Horne, Cindy Horne, and Teresa H. Anderson, all of Darlington; two sons, Bruce Horne of Charlotte, N.C., and Steven "BoBo" Horne of North Dakota; three sisters, Katherine Bagwell of Darling-ton and Faye Vaughan of Georgia; five brothers, Donald Stone of Florence, Johnny McGee, Buck McGee, Tom McGee and Jimmy McGee, all of Darlington; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

CHARLES E. BARNES
DARLINGTON – Services for Charles Edward Barnes, 52, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. The family will receive friends this evening, May 16, from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 309 Weaver St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.

Mr. Barnes died Monday, May 14, in a local hospital after an illness. He was born in Sumter County and was the son of the late Samuel Smith Barnes and Susie Inez Phillips. A U.S. Army veteran, he served his country in the Vietnam War. Mr. Barnes was employed as a transporter by Overnight Transportation. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school for fifth and sixth grades and AWANA Ministries for children (Pal's Division) and served on many committees. His hobbies included ceramics, painting, crafts, gardening, fishing and camping.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Jones Barnes, of the home; two sons, Charles (Amanda) Barnes Jr. of Marion and Timothy (Stephanie) Barnes of Middleton, Tenn.; one step-son, William "Boogie" (Kim) Moree of Hartsville; one step-daughter, Tammy (Timmy) Drotar of Hartsville; one brother, S. Dennis (Vickie) Barnes of Conway; two sisters, Shirley J. Blackmon of Darlington and Debra S. (Gary) Creswell of Elgin; five grandchildren, Dustin Moree, John Moree, Cayla Drotar, Jeremy Hunter Barnes and Josh Drotar.

ALPHONSO HINES SR.
LAMAR – Mr. Alphonso Hines Sr. died Monday, May 14, 2001, in a Hartsville hospital, after a sudden illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence at 1721 Una Road.

ANNIE MAE AMERSON
LAMAR – Graveside services for Annie Mae Amerson, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 16, 2001, in Zion Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel.

Mrs. Amerson died Sunday in a Florence nursing home after an illness.

She was born in Florence County, the daughter of the late James and Addie Scott Ham. She was married to the late Jack C. Amerson. She was a former employee of Sonoco and a member of Lamar United Methodist Church and the Old Timer's Club.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

JAMES HOWLE
DARLINGTON – Services for James Edward Howle, 50, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment following in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Mr. Howle died Saturday, May 12. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Phoebe Flowers Howle and the late Otis Edward Howle. He was a resident of the Saleeby Center.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Darlington are one brother, Marion Otis (Claudia) Howle of Florence; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Mildred H.) Raines of Darlington, Shirley Howle and Kathy Howle, both of Hartsville; also several nieces and nephews.

FLOREE LUCAS
Services for Floree "Tootie" Lucas were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2001, at New Bethel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Professional services were entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lucas was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late Davenport Chavis and the late Victoria Huggins. She was married to the late Harvey Lucas on January 13, 1940, and to this union 10 children were born, all of whom survive her. Not only did she raise her birth children, she also raised two of her grandsons as her own, James C. Lucas and Harvey J. Moses. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and also served on the Missionary Society and was the Mother of the Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Lillian Arthur, Carolyn Sherman and Clory Williams, all of Lydia, and Annie Carraway of Wilming-ton, N.C.; six sons, Willie Lucas and John Lucas, both of Meriden, Conn., Russell Lucas of Hartsville, Harold Lucas of Florence, Larry Lucas and Edgar Lucas, both of Lydia; an adopted daughter, Mae Prescott of Hartsville; a brother, Hodges Holloman of Elliott; 26 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

ORA MARY PATE
Mary Pate, 84, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

ROBERT KING
Services for Robert Emmanuel King, 85, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001, at the Dwyer Funeral Home Chapel, Tarrytown, N.Y., with burial in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge of local announcements. Memorials may be made to the Darlington County Humane Society, Box 1655, Hartsville, S.C. 29551.

Mr. King died Sunday, May 13. Born in Carlock, Ill., he was a son of the late Charles C. and Clare Stutzman King. He was a graduate of Illinois State University at Normal, Ill. He and his wife were longtime residents of North Tarrytown and moved to Hartsville in 1996. He was a member of the Second Reformed Church. Mr. King served on the Tarrytown YMCA board of directors from 1966 to 1979 and was the president from 1977 to 1979. He also served on the board of directors for the Tarrytown Art of the Nativity.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Wilma Shouse King of Hartsville; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Barbara King of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Michael and Dawn King of Roanoke, Va; daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne King of Stratford, Conn., Diane and Raymond McGowan of Hartsville, Cheryl and Thomas Riendeau of Guilderland, N.Y.; and five grandchildren, Sean McGowan, Meghan McGowan, Michael King Jr., Christopher King and Laura King.



HART HOOKER
Graveside services for James Harvey (Hart) Hooker, 33, were held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Westview Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Steen officiated the burial directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mr. Hooker died Sunday, May 13. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of Marvin Dyer and Bobbie Jean Gilbert Hooker. He was the manager of Ruth's Drive-In, a member of the Hartsville Moose Lodge #1770 and the Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173.

Surviving are his son, Justin Garrett McManus of Hartsville; father and mother of Hartsville; brother, Marvin Dyer "Little Doc" Hooker Jr.; sisters and brother-in-law, William F. and Angela Stokes, Marvene H. Rowland, all of Hartsville; several nieces and nephews; and fianceŽ Danielle Gibson of Darlington.

WAYNE DUVAL
Mass of Christian burial for Wayne Howard Duval, 84, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Father Arturo O. Dalupang, Celebrant. Final commendation and farewell prayers will be in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. A prayer vigil and visitation will be held this evening, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Christian Children's Fund, Bishop Walter Sullivan, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, Va. 23220.

Mr. Duval died Sunday, May 13. Born in Springfield, Vt., he was a son of the late Emery and Lillian St. Germain Duval. He was a founding and longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church prior to moving to Nokomis, Fla. He was plant manager of Hartsville Manufacturing for 24 years, president of the Southern Division Cotton City Industries, and president of Red Fox Apparel. He was a member of the Lions Club, B & F Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Duval of Nokomis, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, James and Charlene Duval of Lexington, S.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Jack Keshishian of Tucson, Ariz., Kay and Robert Jordan of Johnsonville, S.C, Joan Duval of Charlotte, N.C., Mary and Skip Wallace of Nashville, Tenn.; Pat and Albert Flowers of Raleigh, N.C., Susan and Burton Spraker of Orlando, Fla.; step-son, Roy Frye of Alaska; step-daughters and spouse, Jackie Seceliano of Osprey, Fla., Sandy and Merle Baer of Ballwin, Mo.; and 16 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife of 52 years, Anna Boyle Duval.

PATRICIA A. MORAN
DARLINGTON – Services for Patricia Annette Moran, 57, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, in the Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

Mrs. Moran died Monday, May 14, after an illness.

Mrs. Moran was born in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 5, 1943. She was the daughter of Frank Hillman and the late Faye Hodge Hillman. Mrs. Moran was retired from McLeod Regional Medical Center after 20 years of service, where she was a ward secretary for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Mrs. Moran loved her family immensely and was affectionately known as "Maw Maw." She also enjoyed gardening.

Mrs. Moran was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel C. Moran Jr., in 1997.

Survivors include her father, Frank Hillman of Salisbury, N.C.; two sons, Tim Moran of Timmonsville and Kevin (Debora) Moran of Pamplico; three daughters, Kathy (Meredith) Ransom of Lawrenceville, Ga., Pam (Randy) Lawhon of Timmonsville and Mindy (Greg) Edwards of Darlington; two sisters, Barbara (Joe) Hitesman of Monroe, N.C., and Sandra (Jim) Barley of Pineville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Wesley Ransom, Krystynna Ransom, Katelyn Patricia Ransom, Brandon Edwards, Mallory Edwards, Mandy McGee and Randy Patrick Lawhon; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.

PAUL W. SHORE
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Services for Paul W. Shore, 69, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2001, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Ga., with Dan Biggers and the Rev. John Horton officiating.

Mr. Shore died Tuesday, May 8. He was born in Turnerville, Ga., a son of the late John R. and Pauline Dawkins Shore. He retired from National Security Agency and was a member of the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs. He was also a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Patricia Legg Shore of Peachtree City, Ga.; two daughters, Laurie Shore and Jennifer Shore, both of Peachtree City, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. E. L. Bellinetti of Clarksville, Ga.; and one brother, Doyle W. Shore of Hartsville.

JERRY GRANTHAM
Services for Jerry Preston Grantham, 50, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. The Revs. Ben Gafford and Jim Beck will officiate with burial in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 123 Westover Dr., Hartsville, S.C., or Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves, Florence, SC 29506.

Mr. Grantham died Tuesday, May 15. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of Julia Grantham Grantham and the late George Nathan Preston Grantham. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. He was employed with Sonoco Products Co. and was a member of the Old Timers Club.

Surviving are his wife, Connee Gamble Grantham of Hartsville; sons, Preston Grantham of Florence and Robert Grantham of Hartsville; mother and step-father, Julia and Dee Stokes of Lydia; sister, Gale Hoffman of Lydia; and grandson, Nathan Grantham.

ADA BELL WINGATE
Services for Ada Bell Wingate were held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, at The Church of Christ in the Cypress Community with burial in St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery with professional services entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wingate died Wednes-day, May 9, in a Florence hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Dixon Johnson. She was married to William Earl Wingate in 1957. Mrs. Wingate was employed with Beckham's Seafood of Florence. Prior to this, she worked for many years in the home of Billy Melton.

Survivors include, in addition to her husband, one brother, James (Mae Francis) Johnson of Hartsville; three sisters, Rosa Lee Jeffery of Lydia, Ethel Johnson and Marie Brunson, both of Hartsville.

CHARLES SHAW
Services with Masonic rites for Charles Russell Shaw Sr., 68, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. The Revs. Grover Johnson and Ed Griggs officiated with entombment in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

Mr. Shaw died Friday, May 11. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late Johnnie Russell and Rena Brown Shaw. He was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church and a deacon. He was retired from Sonoco Products Co. with 47 years of service and was a member of the Old Timers Club. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, was a member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173 and the WOW, and was a constable.

Surviving are his wife, Emmie Winburn Shaw of Hartsville; son, Charles Russell Shaw Jr.; daughter, Dr. Patricia Anne Shaw, both of Hartsville; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Alton Campbell of Camden; half-brother, James Russell Shaw of Hartsville; and granddaughter, Cari Renee Shaw, also of Hartsville.

JEAN LITSEY
Jean Ann Allen Litsey, 83, died Saturday, May 12. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hartsville Memorial Library. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Litsey, widow of Berry L. Litsey Sr. was born in Carthage, Mo., a daughter of the late George and Nina Giles Allen. She loved life.

Surviving are her son, Berry Litsey of Hartsville; daughter, Mathuda Bessinger of Tampa, Fla.; and grandchildren, Nina Bessinger and Lewis Litsey.


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