Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001

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LELIA DUNDY
DARLINGTON Lelia Dundy died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in Wilson Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1918 Sherill Mill Rd., Darlington.

PAULINE FENNELL
DARLINGTON Services for Pauline Matthews Fennell, 75, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Fennell died Wednesday, May 16. She was born in Darlington County, daughter of the late Harvey and Sarah Hutchinson Matthews. She was married to the late George Charlie Fennell. She was a housewife and loving mother. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Florence.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne Fennell and Marion "Buddy" Fennell, both of Darlington; four daughters, Larue (Christopher) Rogers, Judy (Bennie) Perkins, Faye (Laverne) McKnight and Wanda (Charles) Noonan, all of Darlington; four brothers, William Matthews of Hartsville, Clifton Matthews of Darlington, Leroy Matthews of Florence and John David Matthews of Rubidoux, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Fennell was preceded in death by a daughter, Clara Mae Fennell and sister, Ruby Lynch Powell.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening, May 18, at the funeral home.

KATIE GREENE
DARLINGTON Services for Katie Elizabeth Medlin Greene, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 18, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment following in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Greene died Wednesday, May 16. She was born in Darlington County, daughter of the late James Franklin and Edna English Medlin. She was married to the late Charles Greene, and they operated Liberty Lunch for many years and later owned and operated Katcha Snak Sandwich Shop. She was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church before recently becoming a member of Mont Clare Baptist Church.

Surviving are a step-son, Charles Greene Jr. of Wilmington, N.C.; one brother, Marshall Medlin of Darlington; several nieces and nephews, Joe Medlin Jr., Gladys M. Hodges, Gayle M. Cawood, Melvin Medlin, Frankie M. Burgess, David Medlin, Georgia M. Mozingo, Clyde Gregg Jr., Ann E. Gregg, Joyce M. Easton, Marcia M. Andrews and Sherrill M. Fussell; also, special friends, Frank Dodge and Tammy Shoemake.

She was predeceased by siblings, Joe Medlin Sr., Bill Medlin, Warren Medlin and Virginia Medlin Gregg.

Pallbearers were great nephews, Barry Hodges, Keith Hodges, Phil Hodges, C. B. Gregg Jr., Joseph Cawood and Benjamin Cawood.

ALPHONSO HINES SR.
Services for Alphonso "Al" Hines Sr. will be held at 4 p.m. today, May 18, 2001, at Sandy Bluff United Methodist Church with burial in Darlington Memory Gardens with professional services entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.

Wake services were held at the Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel in Hartsville on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Mr. Hines died Monday, May 14, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late William and Lila Mae Grooms Hines. He was educated in the public schools and first worked the farm with his parents and seven siblings. He married early in life to Lula Mae Chavis Hines and to this union six children were born, all of whom survive him. He worked over 40 years as a supervisor of general services with the International Paper Company in Bethune. He was first a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and later he reaffiliated with the Sandy Bluff United Methodist Church. He was a member of Masonic Ebenezer Lodge #436 and the Order of Eastern Stars Alcott Chapter #321. He was also a past master of the lodge and a Patron for the Stars.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Lula Mae Hines, include five sons, Ronnie Hines of Fayetteville, N.C., Mithell (Kim) Hines and Bennie (Anna) Hines, both of Hyattsville, Md., Alphonso Hines Jr. of Bowie, Md., and Dana Hines of Decatur, Ga.; one daughter, Judy Hines-Perryman of Bowie, Md.; four brothers, Ernest (Mary) Hymes and Wesley (Ann) Hymes, both of Washington, D.C., Rufus (Neomi) Hymes of Greensboro, N.C., and Benoid Hymes of Lamar; one sister, Emily (Odell) Lucas of Mitchelville, Md.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

ANN J. FRANKENBERGER
LUGOFF Funeral services for Ann Jordan Frankenberger, 83, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2001, in Emmanuel Baptist Church with burial in the church Cemetery, directed by Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. The Rev. Jimmy Atkerson will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1643 McRae Road, Camden, S.C. 29020.

Mrs. Frankenberger, widow of Leander "Lee" R. Frankenberger, died Wednesday, May 16. Born in Westville, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Silas Rufus and Emma Lottie Gaskins Jordan. Mrs. Frankenberger was retired from Socone Manufacturing and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Sanda E. Atkinson of Hartsville, Joann Capers of West Columbia and Audrey Sharpe of Lakewood, Wash.; two sons, Charles Roberts of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jimmy Roberts of Milwaukee, Ore.; one brother, Silas Jordan of Tacoma, Wa.; three sisters, Sara Cates and Alma Digman, both of Lugoff, and Joyce Rabon of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Richard Allen Frankenberger.

JOHN WINBURN III
Funeral services for John Cord Winburn, III, 35, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, at Fourth Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hood and the Rev. Dr. Richard Bailey will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Fourth Street Baptist Church or North Hartsville Baptist Church.

Mr. Winburn died Tuesday, May 15, 2001. Born in Florence County, he was a son of John Cord and Betty Beasley Winburn Jr. He was baptized at Fourth Street Baptist Church and was devoted to his son and fiancee.

Surviving are his fiancee, LaDonna Hatchell of Hartsville; son, Johnathan Chase Winburn of Hartsville; father and step-mother, John Cord "J.C." and Elly Winburn Jr. of McBee; mother, Betty Beasley Winburn of Hartsville; sister, Scarlet "Sissy" Winburn Hopkins of Hartsville; grandmother, Anne Beasley of Hartsville; nephews and nieces, Michael, Brad and Stacie Hopkins.

ADLINE BROWN
Funeral services for Adline Brown were held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, in New Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville.

Mrs. Brown died Monday, May 7, in Oakhaven Nursing Home. She was born April 15, 1908, in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Willie and Nazaree Jackson Peterson. She received her education in Darlington 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.

MARY BRISTO PATE
Funeral services for Mary Bristo Pate were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in Harold L. & Dorothy J. Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pate died Friday, May 11, in Carolina Pines Hospital after an illness. She was born Jan. 17, 1918 in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Ruth and Boisey James Bristo Sr. She was educated in Chesterfield County schools, member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Centenary United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Joint Stock Lodge #728; Jeanette Tent #196, United Methodist Women, West Side Garden Club, and Usher Board. She retired from Jackson Cleaners after 33 years of service.

Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Feaster of Sanford, N.C., and Dorothy (Rocelle) Davis of McBee; two sons, Bogan (Cora) Pate of Hartsville, James (Betty) Pate of Boston, Mass.; three sisters, Lou Doris Jackson, Vivian Moore and Pinkie (Robert) Lighty; a brother, Boisey James Bristo Jr.; a cousin, Addie Jett of Hartsville; two sisters-in-law; a son-in-law; goddaughter; 14 grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephew and other close relatives and friends.

PATRICIA M. CALABRESE
NORTH AUGUSTA Services for Patricia M. Calabrese were conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2001, at Fairview Presbyterian Church with Dr.William R. Johnston, officiating. Entombment was in Pineview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum directed by Rowland Funeral Home of North Augusta, S.C. Brown-Pennington-Atkins was in charge of local announcements.

Mrs. Calabrese entered into rest at her home on May 17. She was the wife of Thomas Calabrese. She was a native of Hackensack, N.J., and was a member of Fairview Presbyterian Church.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Stephanie C. Roberts of Monroe, Ga.; a son, Jeffrey T. Calabrese of Hartsville; two brothers, Edward Murphy of Phoenix, Ariz., and James Murphy of Hackensack, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, S.C. 29841 or Hitchcock Hospice, 690 Medical Park Dr., Aiken, S.C. 29801.

EDITH GRIGGS
Services for Edith Griggs Griggs, 86, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church . The Rev. Bud Boatwright will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2236 Bethlehem Rd., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Mrs. Griggs, widow of Jesse Griggs, died Sunday, May 20. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Wiley S. and Nettie Blackwell Griggs. She was previously owner and operator of Griggs Grocery and was also engaged in farming.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, J. Robert and Betty Sue Griggs, Richard and Miriam Griggs, all of Hartsville; daughter, Josephine Tolson of Hartsville; brother, James Macie Griggs of Columbia; sisters, Aileen McLaughlin and Virginia Elise Johnson, both of Hartsville; grandchildren, Bobby Griggs, Tim Griggs, Faye Johnson, Rick Griggs, Todd Griggs, Teresa Hendrix, Jimmy Tolson, Debbie Powell, Pamela Byrd, Angie Boseman; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Scott Griggs.

CASEY JONES
DARLINGTON Graveside services for Casey Jones, 82, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, in Florence National Guard Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mr. Jones died Saturday morning, May 19, in a Columbia hospital after an illness. He was a retired foreman with Darlington Veneer. He was born in Society Hill, the son of the late Ike and Mattie E. Cross Jones. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and earned the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in battle. Mr. Jones was a member and a deacon at Southside Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Josie "Jo" Lanford Jones of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kathy Jones of Florence; two grandchildren and a grandson-in-law, Randy Jones of Florence and Saundra and Brad Scurry of Darlington; a great-grandchild, Dustin Scurry; three brothers, Ike "Buddy" Jones of Bishopville, Silas "Dickie" Jones of Lake City, Fla., and Guy Jones of Darlington; and a sister, Ada Crowley of Orangeville, Utah.

DANNY RAY ROLLINGS
JEFFERSON Services for Danny Ray Rollings, 45, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, at Jefferson Church of God with burial in Jefferson Cemetery directed by Sutton Funeral Home of Pageland.

Mr. Rollings died Saturday, May 19, at Union Regional Medical Center. He was born in Chesterfield County and was the son of Oree Dixon Rollings and the late Bruce Rollings. He was an electrician until March 2, 1986, when he received incapacitating injuries from an auto accident. He was a member of Jefferson Church of God.

Survivors include his mother, Oree D. Rollings; a son, Jason D. Rollings, both of Jefferson; four brothers, Jimmy Rollings of Jefferson, Nathan Rollings of Pageland, Larry Rollings of Hartsville and Robbie Rollings of Bethune; and two sisters, Janice Grant of Jefferson and Patsy Gainey of Hartsville.

JOHNNY SMITH JR.
Services for Johnny Smith Jr., 55, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Hartsville, will be today, May 23, 2001, at New Hopewell Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Daniels and Pastor Janie Wilds officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville.

Mr. Smith died Saturday, May 19, after an illness in Capital Medical Center in Richmond, Va. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Johnny and Sallie Fields Smith Sr. He was a graduate of Rosenwald High School and was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Coleman Smith of Society Hill; three sisters, Nancy Venson and Sallie Allen, both of Hartsville, and Brenda Gattison of Darlington; three brothers, Frank Smith of Hartsville, Rickey Smith of Richmond, Va., and James Smith of McBee; four step-daughters, Pamela Allen, Michelle Allen, LaTisha Allen and Tashia Allen, all of Richmond, Va.; nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at the home of his wife, Mary Coleman Smith, 1649 Sherrill's Mills Road, Society Hill.

RUTH MASSEY
Services for Ruth Smith Massey, 90, were held at 3 p.m Sunday, May 20, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jeff Price and the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hood officiated with burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves, Florence, S.C. 29506.

Mrs. Massey, widow of William Lee Massey, died Friday, May 18, 2001. Born in Clinton, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Troy Clyde and Ethel Morris Smith. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Hiram L. and Evelyn Massey of Hartsville, the Rev. Kevin and Nickie Massey of Darlington; daughters and son-in-law, Joan and Frankie Odom of Hartsville, Dianne Massey of Rock Hill; brother, Troy C. Smith Jr. of Easley; grandchildren, Kimberly Odom, Leigh Summers, Craig King, Darrell Massey, Ronald Massey, Jeffery Massey; and eight great-grandchildren.

LELIA JACKSON DUNDY
SOCIETY HILL Services for Lelia Jackson Dundy, 76, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2001, in New Hopewell Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Dundy died Wednesday, May 16, in Wilson Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Andrew and Lydia Lucas Jackson. She received her education in Darlington County public schools and was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Lelia (Monroe) McFarland, Betty (Levern) James, both of Society Hill, Lillie (Eddie) Gattison and Mabel (Tyrone) Little, both of Darlington; a step-daughter, Alice (Billie) Mitchell of Hartsville; five sons, 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; a sister-in-law, Mary Bonapart of Columbia; 26 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

DREXELL TURNER SR.
PAMPLICO Services for Drexell Turner Sr., 80, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001, in Bethlehem United Methodist Chruch with burial in the Gaskins Cemetery, Hannah, directed by Brockington Funeral Home of Lake City.

Mr. Turner died Tuesday, May 22, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Pamplico, a son of the late A. H. and Dovie Gaskins Turner. He was a graduate of Hannah High School and retired from Wellman Industries of Johnsonville. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, the Young at Heart and the Methodist Men. He was an Army veteran of World War II and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was first married to the late Dora Wise Turner.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nolia Gaskins Turner of Pamplico; three sons, Drexell (Jean) Turner, Jr. of Florence, Joe O. (Karen) Turner of Pawleys Island and Danny K. (Belvey) Turner of Pamplico; three daughters, Carol (Joe) Poston of Florence, Elleveen (Tommy) Poston of Johnsonville and Jenny Mae Turner of Hartsville; one sister, Hilda Brooks of Florence; one brother, Vaska Turner of Johnsonville; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 181 East Evans St., Florence, S.C. 29506; or the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

SONNY GREENE JR.
FLORENCE Services for Francis "Sonny" A. Greene Jr., 65, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2001 in St. Paul United Methodist Church with interment following in Mt. Hope Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home of Darlington.

Mr. Greene died Tuesday, May 22, in a Charleston hospital. He was born in Birmingham, Ala., a son of the late Francis A. and Martha Rhodus Stack Greene, Sr. He attended Boyles Military School, Georgia Military School, graduated from Timmonsville High School and attended the University of South Carolina. HE was founder of South Carolina Credit Corporation. Mr. Greene was an avid outdoorsman, member of the Timmonsville National Guard and later the Florence Reserves. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Melton Greene of Florence; one son, Dr. Raleigh D. "Drew" Andrews.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul United Methodist Chruch, Post Office Box 5446, Florence, S.C. 29502.


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