Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001
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Services for Deborah Mixon will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 5, 2001, in the Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Dials officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mixon died Sunday, Sept. 30, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of the Beulah Bush Ellerbe and the late Eugene Ellerbe. She was educated in both the New York and South Carolina public schools. She moved from New York to Hartsville some 32 years ago where she attended Butler High School with the class of 1972. She was married early in life to Robert Mixon. She was a machine operator with Mafco Industries in McBee and was also employed as a carpenter where she did building construction until her health declined.
Survivors in addition to her mother, Beulah Ellerbe of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
are three daughters, Melisha (Alex) Breland of Charlotte, N.C., Majury
Harris and Mykah Mixon, both of Hartsville; a son, Sylvester Mixon of Hartsville;
two sisters, Olivia (Anthony) Gilliam of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Phyllis Harris
of Bronx, N.Y.; two brothers, Prentice Harris of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Timothy
Sawn Ellerbe of Freeport, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Sherlane Breland; a grandson,
Alex Breland Jr., both of Charlotte, N.C.; an aunt, Helen (James) Sanders
of New York, N.Y.
CLAUDE GARDNER III
Mr. Gardner died Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Lancaster County as a result of an auto accident. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Claude M. Gardner Jr. and Linda Herring Gardner. He was a member of Gum Branch Baptist Church.
Surviving are his father of McBee; his mother of Bishopville; two brothers,
Lester and Joe Gardner, both of Bishopville; three sisters, Missy Gardner
and Tammy Atkinson, both of Bishopville and Lynn Perdue of Heath Springs;
maternal grandmother, Mary Lue Herring of Bishopville, and paternal grandmother,
Melissa Gardner of McBee.
FREDRICK J. FRANCUM
Mr. Francum died Friday, Sept. 28. He was born in Clover, a son of the late Norva M. and Catherine Jenkins Francum. He was a graduate of Clover High School and attended Gardner Webb College. He was a retired security guard with Allied Security. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Bryan Francum of the home; two sons, Johnson Campbell Francum of Newport News, Va., and Boyce Kenneth Francum of Florence; one step-son, Terry Chappell and one step-daughter, Sharon C. McCarter, both of Clover; two sisters, Mary Jo F. Parrish and Elaine F. Myrick, both of Clover; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Carolina,
30C W. Liberty St., York, S. C. 29745.
DORIS M. STEVENS
Ms. Stevens died Wednesday, Oct. 3, in her residence after an illness. Born in Madison County, Alabama the daughter of the late Johnny and Florence Reeves Morris, she was a former salesperson for Heilig-Myers Furniture Co. She was Baptist by faith and a member of the vFW.
Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Roz and vickie S. Longo and Tammie S. Evans, all of Darlington; four grandchildren, Ashley Howle, Blake Evans, Jarett Evans and Dominick Longo; two brothers, Larry Morris and Paul Morris, both of Winchester, Tenn.; two sisters, Betty Bates of Winchester, Tenn., and Mary Outlaw of Calumet City, Ill.; and her fianc, Frank Sessoms of Darlington.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 this evening, Friday, at the residence at 307 Spears St., Darlington.
Memorials may be made to the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington, 203 Grove St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.
Mr. Hopkins died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001. Born in Hartsville, he was a son of Eliza Morrison Hopkins and the late Willie Hopkins. He was employed with Sonoco Products Co. for 38 years and was a member of the Old Timers Club. He was retired from the S.C. National Guard.
Surviving are his wife, Brenda Tyner Hopkins of Hartsville; sons, Charles
Hopkins Jr. and Anthony Hopkins, both of Hartsville, and Bryan Hopkins
of Patrick; mother of Hartsville; brother, Wayne Hopkins of Hartsville;
grandchildren, Anthony "Amp Man" Hopkins Jr. and Elizabeth "Punk" Hopkins.
BETTY BASS LYNCH
Mrs. Lynch, widow of William Lynch, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late James Edward and Allene Chapman Bass. She was a member of Hartsville Community Fellowship.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Donna Lynch,
Bucky and Cookie Lynch, Billy Joe and Lori Lynch, all of Hartsville; brothers,
James Edward Bass and William Eugene Bass, both of Hartsville; sister,
Patsy Newsome of Newport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jamie Lynch, Elisia Canning,
Emmie Lynch, Carley Lynch, Brian Lynch, Shelly Lynch, Russell Lynch, Channing
Lynch, Grace Lynch, Leah Lynch, Benjamin "Samson" Lynch.
Surviving are a son Tommy (Patricia) Leach of Hartsville; a sister,
Carey (John) Gaskins of Salisbury, N.C.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
JUDITH A. GRAY
Ms. Gray, affectionately known as "Judy," died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001. Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late James C. and Rose McCray Alston. She was a graduate of Rosenwald High School, Benedict College and Virginia Seminary. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Inc. She was semi-retired and served as a resource coordinator at the Central Christian Academy and worked with the Success Academy after-school project as Hendley Homes.
Surviving are two sons, Ben (Michele) Heatley of Columbia and Samuel
Gray of Florence; a brother, James N. (Garcia) Alston of Hackensack, N.J.;
two grandchildren, Jordan A. and Taylor N. Heatley of Columbia; two nieces,
Melanie J. and Alicia L. Alston of Hackensack, N.J.; three cousins, Dr.
James D. Rucker of McConnelis, S.C., Ms. Marin Rucker Shamu of Bowie, Md.,
and Robert Alston Jr. of Rahway, N.J.; along with a host of other relatives
Mr. Outlaw died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late William Newton and Cleo Davis Outlaw. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and served as the Sunday School secretary for 30 years. He was retired from Sonoco Products Co. and was a member of the Old Timers Club. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He served as an M.P. in the U. S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Funderburk Outlaw of Hartsville; sons
and daughters-in-law, Greg and Linda Outlaw of Florence, Dane and Laura
Outlaw of Summerville; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy O. and Glen Kelley,
Beth O. and Clayton Prescott, all of Columbia; brother, the Rev. Herbert
Outlaw of Douglasville, Ga; sister, Myrtle Luther of Hartsville; and six
Mrs. Smith wife of Dr. Amos A. Smith, entered into rest Tuesday, Oct. 9. She was born in Moultrie, Ga. She attended Georgia Baptist School of nursing and was a registered nurse. She worked at the Medical College of Georgia, Department of Psychiatry, and also at the V.A. Hospital, Lynwood Division.
Other survivors include a son, Dr. Allen C. Smith of Hartsville; one
daughter, Nancy S. Eason of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Nathaniel Smith,
Catherine Smith, Hannah Smith, Emily Smith, Britton Eason and Zachary Eason;
mother, Estelle Flowers of Podwer Springs, Ga.; brother, Bill Flowers of
Cairo, Ga.; sisters, Patricia Mercer of Moultrie, Ga., and Bonnie Flowers,
Powder Springs, Ga.
Mr. Galloway died Thursday, Oct. 11. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Bennard and Lois Henson Galloway. He was retired from Life of Viriginia and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173 and the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his daughters and son-in-law, Shirley and Jerry Anderson, Phyllis Marsh, all of Hartsville; grandchildren, Richard Todd Davis, Stacy Martin, Tony Marsh, Holly Aistrop, Kevin Marsh; great-grandchildren, Morgan Crisp, Alexus Marsh.
He was predeceased by a loving companion, Helen Goodson.
Mr. Askins died Sunday, Oct. 14. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Carson B. and Marie Waddell Askins. He was an electrical and plumbing contractor for 30 years and served in the army during World War II. He was a former member of the Lions Club and Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Askins of Hartsville; a daughter, Joyce
Askins of Hartsville; brothers, Dan G. Askins of Hartsville and C.B. Askins
Jr. of Lake City; granddaughter, Janna Easterling of Lake Wylie; numerous
nieces and nephews.
SUE HUDSON BELL
Mrs. Bell died Friday, Oct. 12, in a Florence hospital. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Albert and Virginia Thomas Hudson. She was a homemaker and member of Lamar Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mildred Petty of Las Vegas, Nev., Ruby
Pate of Riverside, Calif. and Judy (Richard) Mancill of Lamar; one brother,
James Hudson of Gaston and one sister, Cleo Parnell of Sumter; also 12
grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by brothers, Joe, Nathan, Aaron and Loman Hudson and a sister, Eula
CATHERINE B. McALISTER
Mrs. McAlister was born in Georgetown County, a daughter of the late Charlie Baxley and Gertrude Britton Baxley Conlon. She was a member of Kelleytown Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, William C. McAlister of Hartsville; three daughters, Nancy Kinlaw of Beaufort, Carolyn Fletcher of Raleigh, N.C., and Margie McAteer of Ellijay, Ga.; a brother, Rubin Baxley of Los Angeles, Calif.; half-brother, John Conlon of Charleston; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Pee Dee.
Ms. Bell died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. Born in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Elise Parham Bell. She was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher of the Gleaners Class for many years. She was a graduate of Coker College and was employed with The Kerfoots as a decorator for over 30 years.
Surviving are her brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Frances Bell
of Summerton, S.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Donald Clark
of Montgomery, Ala.; nieces and nephews, Donald Bell Clark of Hartsville,
Carol Clark Pocock of Charleston, Fran Bell Green of Pawleys Island, Mandy
McGee of Simpsonville, Martha Reynolds of Andrews, John Ducworth, Anne
Davis Darby, William Bell Davis, Sara Rebecca Davis, Lynn Davis Weese,
Robert Hepburn Davis, all of Summerton, S.C.; several great-nieces and
Mrs. Covington, widow of the late Thomas Gibson Covington, died Sunday, Oct. 14. Born in Clio, she was a daughter of the late William Charles and Bessie Traywick Smith. She attended Columbia College and taught school for many years in Hartsville and Wallace, N.C. She retired from Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Fla. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the D.A.R. She was an initial resident of the Methodist Manor of Florence.
She was the beloved sister of Anna Hazel Wilson of Hartsville, and brother,
Carlisle T. Smith of Bennettsville, and a nephew, nieces and their families.
Surviving are his wife, Sherry Rowe Selby of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law,
Kevin (Angela) Selby of Myrtle Beach; daughter and son-in-law, Karen S.
and David Clemson of Hartsville; brother and sister-in-law, Terry (Sandra)
Whitehead of Anderson; sister and brother-in-law, Libby S. (Charlie) Schmitz
JAMES E. THOMPSON
Surviving are his wife; Frances Reich Brown Thompson of Bethune; sons,
James (Buddy) Thompson Jr. of Cassatt and Larry Thompson of Camden; daughters,
Evelyn McCaskill and Nancy Stephens, both of Cassatt, and Carolyn Thompson
of Bethune; brother, Luke Thompson of Cassatt; 15 grandchildren; and 15
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie
Thompson, and a son, Kenny Brown.
Mr. Hough, a Norwalk resident for over 25 years, died Friday, Oct. 12, at Mediplex in Darien. Born on June 25, 1937, in McBee, he was the son of Mrs. Ann Hough-Hooten of McBee and the late Jesse Hough. He worked as a brick mason for Ben Hogan Co. in Lancaster, Pa., for many years.
In addition to his mother, other survivors include four sisters, Jessie
Clemens of Lincoln University, Pa., Linda Warner of Mt. Joy, Pa., Phyllis
Fields of Hartsville, and Eunice Lorick of Blythewood, S.C.
MARY A. McCLAIN
Mrs. McClain died Friday, Oct. 12, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born in the Lamar community, a daughter of the late Murray Shaw Sr. and Margaret Sowells Shaw. She attended the public schools of Darlington County, graduating from Spaulding High School with the Class of 1981. She was married to Patrick McClain Sr., and this union was blessed with two children. She was employed with the Days Inn Motel chain and was a member of Mary Magdalene Freewill Baptist Church. A brother, Sammie Lee McCullough, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Patrick McClain Sr. of the home; a son,
Patrick Terrell McClain Jr., and a daughter, Michelle Antoinette McClain,
both of the home; six brothers, James McCullough and Vestine (Eleanor)
McCullough, both of Baltimore, Md., Moses (Margie) Shaw of Lamar, William
(Vicky) Shaw of Hartsville, Benjamin Shaw and Murray Shaw Jr. both of Patterson,
N.J.; 10 sisters, Addie Mae McCullough of Hartsville, Sallie Anderson and
Emma Jane McCullough, both of Baltimore, Md., Lou Ella Wilson of Sumter,
Elizabeth (Jimmie) Garner of Lamar, Barbara Ann Shaw of Darlington, Joanna
(Johnnie) Coe of Florence, Patsy (Isaiah) Benjamin and Mary Shaw, both
of Patterson, N.J., and Jerline Troutman of Plainfield, N.J.; father-in-law,
Thomas McClain, and mother-in-law, Vermell McClain, both of Lamar.
WILLIAM HUGGINS SR.
Surviving are three daughters, Susan Davis of Bishopville, Tresa Bullard
and Jennifer Engleburt, both of Hartsville; two sons, William Paul Huggins
Jr. of Conway and Michael L. Huggins of Aynor; a brother, John Roy Huggins
of Hartsville; a sister, Ruth Shelton of Missouri and seven grandchildren.
Surviving are nephew, Rick Galloway of Darlington, and other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth McCoy, Thelma Hudson,
Kate Galloway and Edna Register and seven brothers, Cecil, Boyd, Bob, Roy,
Alvin, Otis and Ray Amerson.
NELL H. AMERSON
Mrs. Amerson, wife of Curtis D. Amerson, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, in a Charleston hospital after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, the daughter of the late Edward and Elma Hudson Hendrix. She retired as a lab technician for DuPont. Mrs. Amerson was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class and Bessie Jeffords Circle of the church.
Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are two daughters, Linda Isgett of Lamar and Effie Amerson of Mt. Pleasant; a son, Curtis D. Amerson Jr. of Lamar; five granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Jackie McFarland of Fountain Inn; and three special nieces, Patsy Grooms of Alma, Ga., Frances Holloman of Darlington and Brenda Forkasdi of Lamar.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Lamar United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 555, Lamar, S.C. 29069.