Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001


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Graveside services for Margaret Keith Carter, 86, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2001,at Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. Carroll Pope officiated and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge.

Mrs. Carter, widow of Clyde Carter Sr., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001. Born in Hartsville, she was a daughter of the late Luther Yates Keith. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Clyde and Patricia Carter Jr. of Hartsville; daughter and son-in-law, Judi Carter-Coker and William Coker of St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands.; brother, J. D. Keith of Mt. Pleasant; sister, Mazzalee Large of Hartsville; grandchildren, Todd Carter, Eric Carter, Joseph Moses; and great-grandchild, Ryan Carter.

Funeral services for Dorothy Harrell James, 78, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Wayne Windham will officiate with the burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Florence. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Soul's Harbor Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Mrs. James died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Born in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late Sam Andrew and Hattie Hatchell Harrell. She was a member of Soul's Harbor Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Lola James of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Don Amerson of Oates, Delores Ann and James Jackson of Hartsville; brother, Dan Harrell of Florence; sisters, Ann Morris of Society Hill, Betty Smith of Florence; grandchildren, Marie Lynch, Todd Amerson, Mike Amerson, Wayne James Jr., Waynette Oates; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Charles P. James Jr.

FORT MILL Memorial services for Delories Curtis Marks, 65, will be held at 11 a.m Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at Wolfe Funeral Home Chapel of Fort Mill with burial in Unity Cemetery.

Mrs. Marks died Monday, Sept. 10, at her home. Born on Oct. 6, 1935, in Chesterfield, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Franklin Curtis and Bessie Vaughn Curtis. She was the widow of John Horace Marks. Mrs. Marks was a homemaker and was a member of Fort Mill Church of God.

Surviving are two sons, Stephen Marks and Scott Marks, both of Fort Mill; her daughter, Sandra Marks Ingham of Fort Mill; two sisters, Alice Shaw of Chesterfield and Vonnie Easterling of Hartsville; seven grandchildren, Stephanie, John, Hillary, David, Holly, Harrison and Holden.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight, Sept. 12, at Wolfe Funeral Home of Fort Mill.

LAMAR Services for LeRoy Goodson were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at the Bethany Baptist Church of Lamar with the Rev. Emanuel Simon, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Plaza Memorial Gardens directed by Hines Funeral Home.

Mr. Goodson was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Willie and Mollie Joe Goodson. He was raised by his stepmother, Rebecca Goodson and was educated in the public schools of Darlington County. He was married to Mary Jane Bess Goodson and worked at RBC Bearing of Hartsville.

Survivors are his wife of the home; three sons, Andre Goodson of Florence, Anthony Goodson of Greenville and Deon Goodson of Lamar; three children raised as his own, Charlie Lee Goodson, Billy Goodson and Tyrone Hicks, all of Lamar; a sister, Annie Lee McDaniel of Bishopville; a brother, Claudis (Harriett) Goodson of Petersburg, Va.; and step-mother, Rebecca Goodson of Lamar.

SOCIETY HILL Graveside services for Vesta Weldon Davis, 84, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday,Sept. 9, 2001, in Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis died Thursday, Sept. 6, in a Hartsville hospital. He was born in Lowndes County, Ga., daughter of the late Mack and Bevrania Mathis Weldon. She was in the hotel food service industry for many years and was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are two sons, Charles (Betsy) W. Davis of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mack (Donna) Davis of Society Hill; and two grandchildren.

CHERAW Graveside services for L. B. Boan, 78, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, c/o 100 Murray Drive, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Mr. Boan died Saturday, Sept. 8. He was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Luther B. and Maybelle Turnage Boan. He was a retired insurance broker and co-founder of Consumer Insurance Associates in Columbia. Mr. Boan was a faithful member and Deacon of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a U .S. Navy Veteran of WW II. Mr. Boan was preceded in death by a brother, Otis Boan, and by a sister, Vera Mixon.

Survivors include his wife, Millie Brigman Boan of the home; one daughter, Linda Sellers of Myrtle Beach; three sons, Ted Boan and wife Chelle, of Manning, Tim Boan and wife Linda, of Lexington, Tom Boan and wife Margaret, of Florence; one sister, Eleanor B. Wallace of Hartsville; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services for Nannie Windham Newsom, 97, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Roger Hurd and John Helms officiated with burial in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

Mrs. Newsom, widow of W. H. Newsom, died Thursday, Sept. 6. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Kim and Lelan Segars Windham. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church. She retired from Sonoco Products Co. and was a member of the Old Timers Club.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Ernest Sullivan of Hartsville; granddaughters, Judy S. Thompson of Gainesville, Fla., Renee S. Snelgrove of Columbia; great-granddaughters, Lindsey Thompson, Lauren Thompson, Kari Morrison, Mary Catherine Morrison, all of Columbia; niece, Lessie White; and nephew, Marvin Windham.

QUINBY Services for Leon Alfred McCray III, 22, will be at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 12, 2001, in Savannah Grove Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Faith Memorial Gardens Darlington directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church viewing room from 1-3 p.m. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 100 Quinby Circle, Quinby.

Mr. McCray departed this earthly life early Saturday morning, Sept. 8, 2001, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He was born on Jan. 7, 1979, son of Leon and Bonita McCray, grandson of the late Leon and Eleese McCray of Darlington and the late Ranta and Grace Frazier of Society Hill.

Mr. McCray attended Florence public schools and was consistently an honor student and involved in various organizations throughout his public school career. He graduated with honors from Wilson High School in 1997, having served as student body president. He also played and lettered in varsity tennis while there. He had begun his senior year of college at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Fla., when illness interfered. Leon was a member of Savannah Grove Baptist Church. He accepted Christ at an early age an lived a courageous and humble life. He was a kind, considerate and loving son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Leon was predeceased by his sister, Noel, in 1993.

He leaves to cherish his memories his parents and a brother, Ryan, all of Quinby; devoted aunts and uncles, Larry and Barbara Brooks of Quinby, Melvin and Brenda Poole of Rock Hill and Eleanor (Bobby) Jackson of New York; loving and devoted cousins, Alexis Brooks, Kavita Poole, Vachelle Poole and OluBayo Jackson; great aunt, Miriam Flowers of Darlington; special cousin, Quentin Goodson of Darlington and a host of other relatives and many devoted friends.

DARLINGTON Services for Thomasenia "Tommie" Wingate will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, in Round O Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael McMillian, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington.

Mrs. Wingate died on Friday, Sept. 7, in a local hospital. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Daniel and Annie Lee Poole. She was the widow of Jonathan Wingate. She was educated in Darlington County public schools and was a life member of Round O Baptist Church.

Survivors include five devoted daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth McCall, Ms. Carrie Wingate, Mrs. Verline Odom, all of Darlington, Mrs. Virginia (Ernest) Joint and Mrs. Mary (Percy) Whitaker, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Nathaniel (Rebecca) Goodson and John (Elouise) Cannon, both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; special nephews and niece, Eddie K. Poole, Heyward Derry and Hazel Alford; several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 1764 Mt. Siani Drive, Darlington.

FLORENCE Services for Annie B. Wilson Goodson, 63, will be held at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 14, 2001, at Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church with Bishop Livingston Cannon, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Florence National Cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Goodson died Saturday, Sept. 8, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Berkeley County, a daughter of the late David Wilson and Janie B. Talley Wilson Mack. She received her education in the public schools of Florence and continued it in Essex County College, N.J., receiving her licensed practical nursing degree. She worked in the healthcare field. She was a member of Wayside Baptist Church. Years later, she became a member of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church.

Survivors include a devoted husband, Lester Goodson Jr. of the home; step-mother, Mrs. Rosa W. Black of Florence; five daughters, Ruby Brockman of Orange, N.J., Joyce (Moses A.) Fludd of Charleston, Lezlee (Ronnie) Dubose of Sanford, N.C., Regina Kirven and Hope Goodson, both of Florence; seven sons, Master Sgt. Gregory Ross Jr. of Ft. Hood, Texas, George (Teresa) Ross of Jacksonville, N.C., Anthony (Wanda) Ross of Parsippy, N.J., McKinley Ross of Newark, N.J., Robert Ross, Vance Ross, Victor (Yvette) Ross, all of Florence; eight sisters, Hattie Lee of Charleston, Marie Johnson of Winsboro, N.C., Margaret (Bill) Sheppard, Jessie (Cliff) Waiters, Mary (Harold) Brewer, Jacqueline (James) Pompey, Penny (Jordan) Hines and Cynthia Wilson, all of Florence; 29 grandchildren, one of whom she was rearing, Crystal Jane Ross; six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ernestine Goodson Hayes of Darlington, Linda Goodson of Florence; aunts, Jessie McClain of Florence and Ada Wilson of Darlington; special cousins, Margaret Brady of Bronx, N.Y., and JoAnn (Leo) Bonaparte of Darlington; other aunts, nieces, and nephews.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 824 Julip Lane, Florence.

LAMAR Jeanette Miles, 56, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Services for Richard Johnson, 60, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 14, 2001, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hamilton, officiating. Burial will be in the Westview Memorial Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, Sept. 12. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late James Arthur Johnson and Laurine Byrd Johnson Atkinson. He was employed with Discount Auto Parts and was former Owner of Johnson Auto Sales. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jo Ann Hicks Johnson of Hartsville; daughter, Mrs. Tammy Gainey of Hartsville; son, Ronnie Johnson of Hartsville; sister, Mrs. Kay Heustess of Darlington; brother, Darius Johnson of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Clarissa and Brent Gainey and Jeffrey and Justin Johnson, all of Hartsville.

Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.

LAKE WATEREE Memorial services for James Whit "J.W." Kelly, 62, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the Chapel of Lake Wateree Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Edward Gravely and Rev. Jeff Scott. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Masonic grave rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital of Palmetto Memorial Hospital or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled and Burned Children. Pope Funeral Home of Winnsboro was in charge.

Mr. Kelly died Monday, Sept. 10. Born in Hartsville, he was a son of Lou Ella Lloyd Kelly Criminger and the late James Edsel Kelly. He was a retired teamster, a veteran of the U.S. Army, member of the chapel of Lake Wateree Presbyterian Church, the Dentsville Masonic Lodge #398 A.F.M., a 32nd Degree Scottish Rites member, member of Jamil Shrine Temple and a member of the Teamsters Local #509.

J. W. touched many lives and left many wonderful memories for all who knew him.

Surviving are his mother, Lou Ella Criminger of Kershaw; his loving wife, Patricia "Trish" Mims Kelly of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa (Joe) Phifer of Columbia, Taffy (Mike) Hardin of Elgin and Tina (Steve) Tomlin of Gulf Breeze, Fla; son and daughter-in-law, Dan (Bess) Kelly of Columbia; grandchildren, Kelly, Kristen, Tricia, Michael, Whitney, Jim, Lauren, Whit and Stephen; sisters, Bonnie Tolson of Timmonsville, Jacqueline Young and Cathy Hearon, both of Kershaw, and brother, Craig Criminger of Killeen, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Edsel Kelly, and a brother, Richard Earl Kelly.

DARLINGTON Alice Lee Pace, 81, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at 3:30 p.m. in Grove Hill Cemetery conducted by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001.

Mrs. Pace was born in Darlington and was the daughter of the late Les and Adlaide Haines Lee. Mrs. Pace was the widow of the late Joe Howard Pace. For many years, she was a resident of Darlington and a switchboard operator at McLeod's Hospital in Florence.

Surviving are her son, Joe Murray Pace; several grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Betty Rose Matthews of Brandon, Miss.

McBEE Services for Mattie Hall, 85, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, in Galilee Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pines Forest Memorial Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hall died Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Morrell Nursing Center after an illness. She was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Maybell Jackson. She received her education in the public schools of Chesterfield County. She was a lifetime member of Galilee Baptist Church, senior choir and Missionary Society.

Surviving are a sister, Albertha Hall of McBee; a sister-in-law, Pauline Hall of McBee; an aunt, Curlee Hall of McBee; a nephew, Melvin (Elizabeth) Murphy of McBee; two nieces, Vera Ruth and Evelyn Wilson, both of McBee; a special niece, Sharon Sowell of Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

SURFSIDE BEACH Services for Harold R. Hoke, 76, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 31, 2001, at Surfside United Methodist Churc h. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Catawba Memorial Park, Conover, N.C., directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Mr. Hoke died Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Alice Pitts Hoke; a son, Harold; a daughter, Laura Hoke Skatell; son, Ray Hoke; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Alma Setzer.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Goldfinch Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 588, Conway, S.C. 29526 or Jason's House or Surfside Methodist Church Building Fund, both at P. O. Box 14386, Surfsife Beach, S. C. 29587.

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