Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001

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JOHN G. GRANT SR.
Graveside services for John Glendon Grant Sr., 89, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 5, 2001, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Eddie Willis with Masonic Rites following. The family will receive friends following the services at the graveside. Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel in Spartanburg is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Grant died Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for Restorative Care. A native of Cardova, Ala., he was the son of the late Clarence Larkin and Ramoth Cook Grant. He was retired from Clifton Manufacturing Co. and Earnhardt Electrical Co. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church of Hartsville and a former member of Converse Baptist Church and Cannon's Campground Baptist Church. He was post master of Clifton Masonic Lodge #215; post master of Converse Masonic Lodge #343. He was a 32nd Degree Mason; member of The Hejaz Shriners; member of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., USA, and was a member of Piedmont Lodge of Perfection, Spartanburg Chapter Rose Croix, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Polson Grant of Hartsville; one son, John G. "Glen" Grant Jr. of Easley; two daughters, Carolyn G. Linder and Anne G. Bailey, both of Spartanburg; one sister, Betty G. Richardson of Greenville; six children and 13 great-grandchildren. He was first married to the late Louise Brown Grant.

The family is at the home of a daughter, Carolyn Linder, 941 Old Converse Road, Spartanburg.
 

BROWNIE BELL
Mass of Christian burial for Elizabeth Monk "Brownie" Bell, 80, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Father Arturo Dalupang Celebrant. Final commendation and farewell prayers were in Magnolia Cemetery. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund.

Mrs. Bell, widow of George F. Bell, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001. Born in Sampson County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late William James and Madge Darden Monk. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Gwen Bell of Raleigh, N.C., Sam and Cheryl Bell of Tomball, Texas, David and Ann Bell of Palm Bay, Fla., Charles and Phung Bell of Vicksburg, Miss., Allen and Alma Bell of Melbourne, Fla., Paul and Emily Bell of E. Longmeadow, Mass.; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Lee Stogner of Taylors, S.C., Patricia and Keith Hargrove of Asheville, N.C.; brother, John Monk of Newton Grove, N.C.; sisters, Rose Cilio of Morton Grove, Ill., Alice Grantham of Salemburg, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
 

LILLIAN Y. LEWIS
DARLINGTON – Lillian Yarboro Lewis, 82, died Friday morning in a Florence hospital after an illness. Services were held Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. Interment followed in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lewis, wife of the late Fulton Dewitt Lewis Sr., was born in Darlington County the daughter of the late Thomas Eligh and Mattie Blackwell Yarboro. She was a retired legal secretary for attorney Melvin Hyman, Pauling and James Law Firm, and Edwards and Dargan Insurance Company. Mrs. Lewis was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Grace Sunday School Class.

Surviving are a son, Fulton Dewitt (Amey) Lewis Jr. of Darlington; two daughters, Mrs. Lynn Lewis (Jerry) Wise of Florence and Mrs. Angela Lewis (Gene) Watts of Darlington; five grandchildren, Dr. Fulton Dewitt Lewis III of Beaufort, William Bee Ravenel Lewis of Columbia, Josh Louin Wise of Charlotte, N.C., Elizabeth Kristina White of Darlington, and Brandon Lewis White, also of Darlington; and one great-grandchild, Christopher Dylan White.

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

NELL ATKINSON
Funeral services for Nell Johnson Atkinson, 73, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sept 5, 2001, at New Market United Methodist Church. The Revs. Phillip Watry, Tommy Browne and Grover Johnson will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence. Memorials may be made to New Market United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Atkinson, widow of William M. Atkinson, Sr., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Belar C. and Geanie Caddell Johnson. She was a member of New Market United Methodist Church, the Docia Johnson Circle, Secretary of the Teenagers, and a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her sons, William M. (Bea) Atkinson, Jr., Steve Alan Atkinson, Billy Ray Atkinson, all of Hartsville; grandchildren, William M. (Rocky) Atkinson III, James Rodney Atkinson, Tina Nichole Atkinson, all of Hartsville; and one great grandchild.
 

JAMES E. SAXTON
DARLINGTON – James Eugene "Jim" Saxton, 62, of Darlington died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, after an extended illness. Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. in Central Baptist Church conducted by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Interment followed in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Mr. Saxton was born in Dover, Ohio, a son of the late Walter and Mary Hattery Saxton. He was a member of Central Baptist Church where he served as an assistant teacher to the Sue Blackmon Sunday School Class. Mr. Saxton was a member of the St. David's Masonic Lodge #72 and was a past Exalted Ruler of the Florence Elks Lodge #1020. He was a Boy Scout advocate and served as Scout Leader for Troop #508. He received the Silver Beaver Award and a Masters Degree in scouting. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. Mr. Saxton worked for several area car dealerships and retired last year.

Survivors include his wife, Linda H. Saxton of the home; one son, Ricky (Cindy) Saxton of Florence; four daughters, Deborah Smoak of Timmonsville, Tina Saxton and Laura (Ronnie) Westbrook, both of Darlington, and Tiffanie Cox of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters, Bonnie (Don) Glass-Dixs, Glenda (Tommy) Tarbox, and Barbara (S.P.) Adkins, all of Florida; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., Darlington, S.C. 29532; American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue North, Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577; or Carolinas Hospice, 121 E. Cedar St., Florence, S.C. 29501.
 

BRYAN ROGERS
SALISBURY, N.C. – Services for Bryan Jones Rogers, 83, formerly of Hartsville, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Chestnut Level Baptist Church at Blairs, Va. Burial followed at Highland Burial Park in Danville, Va., directed by Scott Funeral Home of Chatham, Va.

Mr. Rogers died Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Lutheran Home in Salisbury, N.C., after a long illness. He was a loving husband, devoted father and compassionate friend. He was born in Dry Fork, Va., on March 30, 1918, to the late Munford and Dora Mays Rogers. He graduated from Harvard Military Academy in Chatham, Va. and attended Capital University of Ohio, before joining the United States Army. While serving as the Army Nurse Corps Training Commander in Ft. Devens, Mass., he met his wife, Natalie, an Army nurse from Bangor, Maine.

A dedicated Christian and inspirational leader, Bryan held many different jobs and received numerous awards for outstanding service. He farmed, managed an insurance agency, owned and operated restaurants, and spent 25 years as a regional manager for International Minerals and Chemicals. He also played and managed semi-pro baseball and served as a scout for the Cincinnati Reds for almost 20 years. He moved to Salisbury after spending his early retirement years in Danville, Va., Hartsville and Tampa, Fla.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years. Natalie Stevens Rogers of Trinity Oaks in Salisbury; daughters, Nora Lee Reefe and husband Ed of Boca Grande, Fla., and Linville, N.C.; Kate Smith and husband Frasier of Marietta, Ga.; Betsy Young and husband Greg, of Midlothian, Va.; and Susan Kelley and husband Randy of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Bryan Stuart Rogers of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Anna Moore of Callands, Va., and Glenn Yates of Danville, Va.; brothers, Aylor Rogers of Blairs, Va., and Lynn Rogers of Seneca, S.C.; two brothers, Fitzhugh Rogers and Orlin Rogers, and two sisters, Susie Barbee and Nellie Owen, preceded him in death. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Brooke Young Childress of Albermarle, N.C.; Dr. Donna Childress of Salisbury, N.C., Jamie Kelley of Beaufort, N.C., Bryan Kelley of Charlotte, N.C.; Katie Reefe of Worton, Md.; Bryan and Steven Rogers of Seneca, S.C.; and Taryn Smith of Marietta, Ga.; and four great-grandchildren, Gregory, Paul-Thomas, and Bryson Childress of Albermarle, N.C., and Michael Childress of Salisbury, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home, 728 Klumac Road, Salisbury, N.C. 28144 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Box 999, Charlotte, N.C. 28215.
 

CLINARD SCARLETT
DARLINGTON – Clinard A. Scarlett, 64, will be held at 6 p.m. today, Sept. 5, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Thomasville, N.C. Mr. Scarlett died Monday, Sept. 3, in a Florence hospital. He was born in Denton, N.C., a son of the late Allen and Grace Grubb Scarlett. He was president of Scarlett's Limited and was a member of Family Worship Center.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Newby Scarlett of Darlington; two sons, Allen "Dickey" Scarlett and Samuel (Debra) Scarlett, both of Darlington; four grandchildren; one brother, Clyde Scarlett of Denton, N.C.; two sisters, Marie S. Harrison of Denton, N.C. and Brenda S. Keats of Samora, N.C.

Mr. Scarlett was preceded in death by a son, Timothy "Tim" Scarlett.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29575.
 

LOUISE H. PRINCE
LAMAR – Louise Haynes Prince died on Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, in a local hospital. The family will receive visitors at the residence at 1325 Fisherman Road, the home of her son Bobby L. Prince. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home.
 

JAMES H. GANDY
DARLINGTON – Services for James Hartwell Gandy, 93, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at First Church of God. Interment will follow with Masonic Rites in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will have a memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Salisbury Gardens.

Mr. Gandy was born in Chesterfield County, the son of the late Isaiah and Charlotte Adams Gandy. He was married to the late Juanita Moody Gandy. Mr. Gandy served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and went on to work in the trucking industry for many years. Mr. Gandy was a member of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge 15 for 53 years and a member of First Church of God.

Survivors are a son, J.D. (Dorothy) Gandy of Salisbury, N.C.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Daisy Bryant, Rhorie Preslar, Chessie Lewis, Clara Coleman and Sadie Coker; and his special nurse, Barbara Cornwell.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Rowan Regional Hospital, 825-A West Henderson St., Salisbury, N.C. 28144-2725.
 

BLANCHE KISSIAH
Funeral services for Blanche Reaves Kissiah, 92, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Lakeview Baptist Church. The Rev. Charles Boswell will officiate with the burial in Swift Creek Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Lamar Rescue Squad.

Mrs. Kissiah, widow of John H. Kissiah, W. A. Watkins and Wallace Lunn, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001. Born in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Fannie King Reaves. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law; Tom and Margaret Lunn of Camden, Jim Lunn of Hartsville, Larry and Glenda Kissiah of Hartsville; daughters and son-in-law, Sybil Langston of Hartsville, Brenda and Tracy Phillips of Lamar; grandchildren, Gail Aldrich, Mark Lunn, Kim Hayden, Tony Lunn, Lori Easterling, Tara Phillips, Tray Phillips, Theresa Lunn, Amy Kissiah, Joey Kissiah; eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Cleve Lunn.
 

HARRIETT PEELE
BISHOPVILLE – Funeral services for Harriett Lawton Byrd Peele, 75, were held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at St. Matthews United Methodist Church. The Revs. Stewart Kidd and Barbee Parsons officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Lee County Rescue Squad or Kalmia Gardens.

Mrs. Peele, widow of Lucas R. Peele Sr., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Edward Jerry and Beulah Dukes Byrd. She was an active member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, a graduate of Coker College, and was an active volunteer with Kalmia Gardens.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Pat Peele of Bishopville; daughter and son-in-law, Adele and Stephen Olson of Quincy, Fla; brothers, Orren Byrd, Gary Byrd, Merlin Byrd, all of Hartsville; sisters, Elizabeth Watson of Florence, Jewell Sherron of Piedmont, S.C.; and grandchild, Heather Olson.
 

INFANT DASIANA BROWN
Baby Dasiana Shanteja Brown, infant of Ivory Stevenson and Antwon Brown, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements were handled by Hines Funeral Home.

LeROY GOODSON
LAMAR — LeRoy Goodson, husband of Mary Jane Bess Goodson, died on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, in a Darlington hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home of Lamar. The family will receive visitations at the residence.

LOUISE HAYNES
LAMAR — Services for Louise Prince Haynes were held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Savannah Grove AME Church with the Rev. J. E. Dukes, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with professional services entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Haynes died Monday, Sept. 3, in a local hospital after an extended illness. She was born in the Manning area of Clarendon County, a daughter of the late Anderson and Betsy Tomlin Prince. She was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County. She was married early in life to the late Henry McDaniel. She was employed as a cook with the Bill Crosby Restaurant in Gable, S.C. and as a farmer. She was a member of Mabina Presbyterian Church in Sardina, S.C. After moving to Lamar, she joined Savannah Grove AME Church where she served on the Missionary Society, the Gospel Choir and as a stewardess.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby L. Prince and Wilbert Prince, both of Lamar; three step-children, Levern (Millie) McDaniel and Minnie Lee McDaniel, both of Patterson, N.J. and Mary McDaniel of Florence; one sister, Rosa Lee James of Baltimore, Md; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and very dear friends.

ELMA MELTON
OATES — Services for Elma Sturgeon Melton, 93, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Elim United Methodist Church. The Rev. Pat McCain officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Elim United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Melton died Wednesday, Sept. 5. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Louie and Minnie Moncrief Sturgeon. She was a member of Elim United Methodist Church and the Elim Senior Citizens. She retired from Sonoco Products Co. and was a resident of Bethea Baptist Retirement Community.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Carl Watkins of Hartsville, Wanda Hamilton of Darlington, Candy Henry of Mechanicsville, Va., Glenn Melton of Florence, Robbie Melton of Charlotte, N.C.; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

RICHARD E. CHURCH
DARLINGTON — Services for Richard Everett Church, 66, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, in the chapel of Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Mechanicsville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening, Sept. 7, from 7 to 9.

Mr. Church died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Mooresville, N.C. on Dec. 27, 1934. He was a son of the late Everett and Gertie Leona Miller Church. He retired as fleet supervisor from APAC Carolina. Mr. Church enjoyed fishing, gardening and taking care of his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Elliott Church of the home; seven daughters, Karen (Billy) Simerson, Phyllis (Charles) Swink, and Brenda (George) Powers, all of Lexington, N.C., Donna (Eddie) Sansbury, Tywanda Church, Rita Church and Jamie Wilson, all of Darlington; three sons, Mark (Michelle) Church of Lexington, N.C., Bruce (Valynn) Church of Utah and Sammy (Sharon) McBride of Darlington; two brothers, the Rev. Vernon Church and Ernest Church of Lexington, N.C.; two sisters, Daffney Byrd of Lexington, N.C., and Dorothy Tickle of Martinsville, Va.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

LUCILE W. McMILLAN
LAMAR — Services for Lucile Warr McMillan of Lamar will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Lamar with interment following in Lamar Cemetery.

Mrs. McMillan died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Bethea Baptist Home. She was born on Jan. 31, 1911, a daughter of the late E. P. Warr and Nettie Baker Warr. She was predeceased by a brother, O. L. Warr. Mrs. McMillan graduated from Lamar High School in 1928 and attended Coker College and the University of South Carolina, studying music. She was a talented pianist, homemaker and co-operator of the family farm. Mrs. McMillan was a lifelong member of the Lamar Baptist Church. She was married to the late Claude McMillan and they had two children; the late Willis E. McMillan and Harriet M. Hill; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Harriet and Jessie Hill of Marion; their daughters and granddaughters, Laura and Kyle Johnson and Claudia of Atlanta, Ga., Susan and Bill Mason and Amanda of Bay City, Texas. She is also survived by Dianne McMillan, wife of the late Willis McMillan of Irmo and their sons and grandsons, Doug and Lisa McMillan, James, Scott and Jamie of Lamar; Drew and Susan McMillan of Atlanta, Ga. and West McMillan of Lamar.

Memorials may be made to the Claude McMillan Music Fund of the Lamar Baptist Church, P. O. Box 431, Lamar, S.C. 29069.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening, Sept. 7, at the Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel, and at all other times at her former residence.

ESTER M. WINDHAM
LAMAR — Services for Esther McManus Windham, 70, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 10, 2001, at Zion United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel.

Mrs. Windham died Wednesday, Sept. 5, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was the wife of the late David Windham and was born in Sumter County, the daughter of the late Thomas Marion and Maggie Windham McManus. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, David Michael Windham of Summerville and Thomas Jack Windham of Hartsville; a daughter, Mrs. Gregg (Jane) Weaver of Lamar; 10 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Marion McManus Jr. of Lamar; and two sisters, Lettie Freeman of Florence and Jessie Lee Hancock of Lamar.

Mrs. Windham was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Meggs.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, c/o Shirley Windham, 736 Hibiscus Road, Lamar, S.C. 29069.

MARY P. REDDICK
BETHUNE — Services for Mary Phillips Reddick, 63, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 10, 2001, at Pentecostal Assembly Holiness Church in Lydia. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reddick died Sunday in Keshaw County Medical Center in Camden. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Lorine and Margaret Muldrow Phillips. She received her education in Darlington County public schools and was a member of Pentecostal Assembly Holiness Church.

Surviving are her husband, Andrew Reddick Sr. of Bethune; three daughters, Chenese (Elder Carlos) Bracey of Cassett, Angela (Tyrone) Pearson of Bethune and Marlene Reddick of Camden; a son, Andrew Reddick Jr. of Bethune; five sisters, Bertie (John) Hough and Susan Phillips, both of Queens, N.Y. Elder Shelby (William) Little of Paterson, N.J., Elder Rebecca Phillips of Hartsville and Regina Toney of Bloomfield, N.J.; a brother, Frey Myers of McBee and grandchildren.

SALLIE E. GALLOWAY
Funeral services for Sallie Ellis Galloway, 71, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at North Hartsville Baptist Church. The Rev. Ladell Humphries and the Rev. Dr. Richard Bailey will officiate with burial in New Providence Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the North Hartsville Baptist Church Piano Fund.

Mrs. Galloway died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001. Born in Hartsville, she was a daughter of the late John Leroy and Anna O’Donald Ellis. She was a member of North Hartsville Baptist Church and was a member of the choir.

Surviving are her husband, Allen Galloway of Hartsville; son, Roy Johnson of Hartsville; step-daughters, Sharon Williams of Pensacola, Fla., Carla Smith of Spring, Texas; grandchildren, Lisa Johnson of Hartsville, Kelli Johnson of Harts-ville; and great-grandchild, Madison Tucker. She was predeceased by her first husband, Melvin Johnson.

LOU DORIS STEWART
Funeral services for Lou Doris Johnson Stewart, 77, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Prospect United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bud Boatwright will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stewart died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Harley T. and Bertha Griggs Johnson. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and was retired from Lipton Tea Co. after 32 years of service.

Surviving are her husband, Jesse Stewart of Galveston, Texas; brothers, Jenkins Johnson of Selma, Ala., and Jack Johnson of Murreta, Calif.


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