Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001

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FRANK A. JOHNSON
Services for Frank Arthur Johnson will be held at 4 p.m. today, June 8, 2001, in Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson died Sunday, June 3, in McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Horace Williams and Violet Johnson Bulls. He was educated in the public schools of Darlington County and worked with Glidden Painting Co. as a painter for the past three years.

Survivors are three daughters, Jennifer Johnson of Hartsville, ShantŽ Kirkpatrick of Charlotte, N.C., and Trena Jacobs of the Oates community; four sisters, Deloris Johnson-Shaw, Violet M. Johnson, Lila Johnson and Charlena (Vern) Johnson, all of Hartsville; three brothers, Harvey Johnson of Darlington, Howard Johnson of Hartsville and Jessie (Shirley) Johnson of Florence; five grandchildren; and two aunts, Julia Bulls of Charlotte, N.C., and Louise Isaac of Darlington.

BRYSON WRIGHT
Bryson Wright, 19, of McBee, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, in Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville.

CHARLES K. JONES JR.
Funeral services for Charles Kenneth Jones Jr., 58, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Chapel of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Jones died Thursday, June 7, 2001. Born in Hartford, Conn., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kenneth Jones.

Surviving are his son, Dale Eby of Collettsville, N.C.; daughter, Michelle Scott of Dallas, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

LEON SWEATT
DILLON Ñ Services for Leon Sweatt, 84, will be held at 4 p.m. today, June 8, 2001, in Full Gospel Holiness Church with burial in Riverside Cemetery directed by Cooper Funeral Home.

Mr. Sweatt died Wednesday, June 6, at his residence. Born in Marion County on Nov. 23, 1916, he was the son of the late Lonnie Sweatt and Carrie Dorman Sweatt. He was a member of Eastside Holiness Church.

Survivors include his nieces, Jeannie Evans of Hartsville, Deborah Kelly of Dry Fork, Va., Gail Springs of Florence, and Toni Hellwig of Centerville, Ga.; nephews, Lonnie T. Evans of Dillon, and Paul Evans of Gastonia, N.C.

RETHA G. ALLEN
Services for Retha Geraldine Allen will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Edward J. Squire, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 1927 Blanding Drive. Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in the Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Allen was born in rural Hartsville community, a daughter of the late Jerry and Ophelia Pearson Johnson. She was educated in the public schools of Darlington County, graduating from Butler High School, class of 1967. After high school she married Johnnie Allen Jr. and this union was blessed with two children, both of whom survive her. Geraldine worked in the health care profession for many years as a registered nurse. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where she served as president of the Missionary Society, Sunday School teacher, and founder of the church's Nursing Unit. She also was a member of the Publicity Committee, Butler Heritage Foundation, Butler Alumni Association, and Hamilton United Order of Tent.

Survivors are her husband, Johnnie Allen Jr. of the home; a daughter, Tonya Renee Allen of Hartsville; a son, Richard Bernard Allen of Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Jerry Alvin Johnson of Hartsville; five sisters, Alma Johnson Fuller, Dorothy Johnson and Ruth Johnson, all of Philadelphia, Pa., Eunice Rowena Johnson of Hartsville and Sylvia ÒBertÓ Johnson Rogers of Lydia; and seven grandchildren.

HARRY A. BLACKMON
DARLINGTON - Services for Harry Arthur Blackmon, 69, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, at St. Matthews Episcopal Church. Interment will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home. Mr. Blackmon died Thursday, June 8, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, the son of the late Royce E. Sr. and Mattie Brown Blackmon. He retired in 1974 after having served his country for 27 years in the US Navy where he served during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Blackmon was employed by the Security Forces at Wellman Industries and was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Lou Morris Blackmon of the home; three brothers, Royce E. Blackmon Jr. of Tennessee, and Heyward (Ada) Blackmon and Charles (Judy) Blackmon, both of Darlington; one sister, Mrs. Lee (Gerry B.) Rector of Key Largo, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 tonight, June 8, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Episcopal Church Building Fund, 210 South Main St., Darlington, SC 29532 or to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves St., Darlington, SC 29506.

NICOLE L. GODIN
DARLINGTON - Memorial services for Nicole Lynn Godin, 19, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home.

Miss Godin died Wednes-day, June 6, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Danberry, Conn., the daughter of Kevin Godin and Violet Searles Godin. She attended Darlington High School and was presently employed with Quincy's Family Steakhouse in Florence.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Dennis Godin of Woodberry, Conn.; her grandparents of Connecticut; and the Schatz family of Florence.

KATHERINE R. CALSMAN
Funeral services for Katherine Rogers Calsman, 84, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2001, at New Market United Methodist Church. The Revs. Larry Brown and Darryl Bogatay officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Calsman, widow of Edward Calsman, died Friday, June 8, 2001. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Nona Caddell Rogers. She was a lifetime member of New Market United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Joe Tumbleston of Hartsville; brother, Bo Rogers of Hartsville; sisters, Frances Payne, Myrtle Moore, Mae Howard, and Nita Peavy, all of Hartsville; grandchildren and spouses, Tammy and Dickie White of Hartsville, and Bill and Carol Kirven of Conway; great-grandchildren, Austin White, Landon White, and Kaylee White.

She was predeceased by a son, James Edward Calsman; sisters, Betty Howard and Gladys Lane; and brothers, John Rogers and Robert Rogers.
 

ISAAC MAYSHACK
Services for Isaac "Shack" Mayshack were held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, in Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel with Bro. Charles Makins officiating. Burial was in Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Hines Funeral Home.

Mr. Mayshack died Friday, June 8. He was born in the Carterville Community of Darlington County, a son of the late Willie and Girlena Gilmore Mayshack and was educated in the public schools. He was employed with Sonoco Paper Products Co. with tenure of more than 42 years before his retirement on July 31, 1987. "Ike," as he was called by many, was married to Johnnie Lee Giles, and this union was blessed with one daughter, who survives him. He was a member of the Church of God of Hartsville where he served as church treasurer.

Survivors are his wife, Johnnie Lee Mayshack of Hartsville; a daughter, Rose Ann (Claudie) Shelton of Frederick, Md.; five brothers, Daniel (Dozell) Mayshack, Malichi (Marie) Mashack and Charles (Mae) Mayshack, all of Hartsville, Thomas (Dorothy) Mayshack of Willingboro, N.J., and Aaron (Marion) Mashack of Austell, Ga.; three sisters, Adena (Charlie) Harrison of Bennettsville, Girlena Jackson of Hartsville and Mary Ann (Alpha) Philmon of Hendersonville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Isaac Shelton, Marcus Shelton, Kwasi Pecou, Fahamu Pecou, Nefateri (Alex) Coe and Namibia (Horace) Jones; and five great-grandchildren.
 

MACK PETERSON
Mack Peterson, 58, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at his residence after an apparent heart attack. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.
 

TION JOHNSON
Tion Johnson, 24, died Monday, June 11, in McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness.

Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.
 

BETTY STOKES
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mrs. Betty Stokes, 61, formerly of Hartsville, died on Monday, June 11, 2001, at her home after an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home, Inc. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Louise Vinson of 628 Commanche St.
 

ION UNGUREANU
Graveside services for Ion Ungureanu, 47, who died on March 14, 2001, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at Old St. David's Cemetery in Cheraw, directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield.
 

BLANCHE STRICKLAND
BISHOPVILLE - Graveside services for Blanche Irene Strickland, 72, were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2001, at the Bethlehem Church Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Jones officiated with services directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel.

Mrs. Strickland died Friday, June 8, 2001. She was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late James Theo and Blanche Ackerman Strickland. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and was retired from Interstate Tractor Co.

Surviving are three daughters, Beth Strickland of Bishopville, Mary S. Tennant of Sumter, Irene S. Keister of Darlington; one son, Jim Strickland of Spartanburg; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Strickland Jr. and grandson, Todd Strickland. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church or Bishopville Rescue Squad.
 

CLARA WATERS
Services for Clara Johnson Waters, 77, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Westview Memorial Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Waters died Saturday, June 9. She was born in Chesterfield County, the daughter of the late Raymond A. & Mary Parnell Johnson. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Fellowship Christian Sunday School Class for many years before recently moving to the Pastor's Class. She was retired from Hartsville Manufacturing.

Surviving are three daughters, Donna Tolson and Betty Byrd, both of Hartsville, and Vickie Dampier of Columbia; one son, Johnnie Jenkins of Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters, Catherine Sparrow and Bronia Dell Johnson, both of Hartsville, Elaine Catoe of Jefferson and Grace Dryden of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Mendel Johnson of Jefferson; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Waters, a son, Dwayne Waters and one granddaughter, Allison Tolson.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund at 949 N. Marquis Highway, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.
 

BRYSON WRIGHT
McBEE - Services for Bryson Wright, 19, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, at The Living Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith with Bishop Bennie James officiating. Burial was in Pines Forest Memorial Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mr. Wright died Thursday, June 7. He was born March 1, 1982, in Chesterfield County, a son of Margaret Wright and Tracy Little. He was a graduate of McBee High School Class of 2001 and attended The Living Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith.

Surviving other than his mother and father of McBee are two brothers, Darick Wright and Antwaun Wright both of McBee; his maternal grandparents, Albert and Mary Wright of McBee; his paternal grandparents, Walter Leach of McBee and Pauline Little of Bethune; two aunts, Carol Wright and Keesha McDouglas of McBee; 10 uncles and other close relatives and friends.
 

FRANCES R. McCORKLE
FLORENCE - Services for Frances Robertson McCorkle, 84 of the Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Darlington Presbyterian Church. Interment followed at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, in Rose Hill Cemetery, in York, S.C., directed by Belk Funeral Home of Darlington.

Mrs. McCorkle, wife of N. Craig McCorkle Jr., died Friday, June 8, in a local hospital after an illness. She was born in Easley, the daughter of the late George Marvin and Jessie Thompson Robertson. She graduated from Winthrop College and joined the faculty at Parker District School in Greenville. She was a longtime resident of Charlotte and later moved to Florence with her husband. She was a member of Avondale Presbyterian Church in Charlotte where she was active in the children's department for a number of years, and she currently attended Darlington Presbyterian Church. A longtime volunteer with the Presbyterian Hospital Auxiliary, she was approved and appointed to the Board of the Presbyterian Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving in addition to her husband of the home is a daughter, Donna Kay McCorkle Vaughan of Darling-ton, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Darlington Free Medical Clinic, 203 Grove St., Darlington, S.C. 29532 or to the Avondale Presbyterian Church, 2821 Park Rd., Charlotte, N.C. 28309.
 

JOYCE Y. KIRVEN
DARLINGTON - Services for Emma Joyce Yarborough Kirven, 57, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, from 7 to 9. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Kirven died Tuesday, June 12, at her residence after an illness. She was the wife of Robert Leon "R.L." Kirven and was born in Darlington County, the daughter of the late John David and Thelma Lee Self Yarborough. She was employed as a machinist for General Electric.

Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are three sons, Michael Ray (Tammy) Yarborough of Darlington, Steven Martin Crews of Florida, and Chad Lee Crews of Darlington; two step-children, Kim (Danny) McInville and Robbie (Sherry) Kirven, both of Darlington; and six grandchildren, Emily and Danielle Yarborough, Gretchen and Lindsey McInville and Kirista and Robin Kiren.

Mrs. Kirven was preceded in death by a brother, Everette Lynwood Dunn.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
 

CAROLYN RHODES
BISHOPVILLE– Graveside services for Carolyn Blake Flowers Rhodes, 72, who died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Hebron Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. The Rev. Stewart Kidd will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rhodes was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late Walter P. and Carolyn Blake Flowers. She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church and was retired from McLeod Pharmacy.

Surviving are, daughters, Trisha Johnson of Bishopville, Sandy Rhodes of Columbia and Peggy Hart of Rock Hill; sons, Bill and Keith Rhodes, both of Bishopville; sister, Margaret Stokes of Bishopville; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

MARGARET G. HALL
Services for Mrs. Margaret Gainey Hall, 83, who died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Norton Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Beck will officiate. Burial will be in Gainey Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hall was born in Chesterfield County, the daughter of the late Doris and Hannah Gainey.

Surviving are three sons, Jimmie Hall, Randy C. Hall, and Clyde Hall; three daughters, Evelyn Simmons, Delores Hill and Deleane Ray; one brother, J.L. Gainey, one sister, Hazel Barefoot; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.


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