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.
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.
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
DELORIES C. MARKS
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.
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
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.
L. B. BOAN
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.
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.
LEON A. McCRAY
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.
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.
ANNE B. GOODSON
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.
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.
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.
ALICE LEE PACE
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.
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
HAROLD R. HOKE
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.