Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2000
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Services for Patricia Jordan Duchock, 46, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2000, at House of Prayer Holiness Church with Rev. Billy Melton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Elon Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Duchock died Thursday, June 1. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of Mary Sue Fields Jordan Mozingo and the late Eldridge Jordan. She was a member of House of Prayer Holiness Church. Surviving are her husband, Paul M. Duchock; daughter, Brittany Nicole Lear, both of Hartsville; step-sons, Matthew Duchock, Jonathan Duchock, both of Jasper, Ala.; step-daughter, Jennifer Duchock of Jasper, Ala.; mother of Hartsville; brothers, Eldridge “Pete” Jordan of Hartsville, Howard “Bill” Jordan of Bishopville, Leroy Jordan of Camden, Joseph “Joe” Jordan of Hartsville, Kenneth L. Jordan of Manhattan, N.Y.; sisters, Sara Stokes, Blanche Kelley and Dorothy Johnson, all of Hartsville, and Emmie Sue Baird of Camden.
Services for Jimmy Kelly, 62, were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Gum Branch Baptist Church. The Rev. Ted Windham officiated, with burial in the church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506. Mr. Kelly died on Tuesday, May 30, 2000. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Paryno and Polly Dixon Kelly. He was a member of Gum Branch Baptist Church, Patesville Masonic Lodge #295, Omar Shrine and VFW. He was retired from Nucor Steel with 23 years of service and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Northcutt Kelly of Hartsville; daughters and son-in-law, Windy and Michael Satter-white of Camden, Cindy Gardner of Hartsville; brother, Richard Kelly of Darlington; sisters, Mary Culpepper of Florence, and Nell Davis and Grace Webb, both of Morehead City, N.C.; and grandsons, James Satterwhite and Dylan Gardner. He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Kelly; and a sister, Vera Mae Gainey.
Regina Carson Messick, 60, died on Monday, May 29, 2000. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge. Mrs. Messick was born in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of the late James Woodrow and Dorothy Couser Carson. She was a resident manager of Ocean View Towers. Surviving are her husband, John Messick of New Smyma Beach, Fla.; daughter, Annette Crisafulli of Merritt Island, Fla.; step-son, Sammie Messick of Shelbyville, Tenn.; and sister, Sandra Irvin of Hartsville.
MARY B. FRANKLIN
Services for Mary Bullard Franklin, 59, were held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Wilks Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Franklin was born in Hartsville, a daughter of Nora Ellen McManus Bullard of Hartsville and the late Cole L. Blease Bullard. She was a homemaker and member of Middendorf Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband, Millege Franklin Jr. of the home; son, Tony Franklin of McBee; two daughters, Ethel Sue “Susie” Hatcher of Florence and Diane Franklin of Kingstree; mother, Nora McManus Bullard of Hartsville; two brothers, Blease Bullard Jr. and William K. “Buck” both of Hartsville; four sisters, Gracie M. Locke of Lancaster, Patricia Bullard of Homestead, Fla., Ruth Tuten and Sue Bullard, both of Hartsville.
Anna Peterson, 82, died Thursday, June 1, 2000, in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.
Services for Foley W. Bradshaw, 88, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, at the Hartsville Church of God with the Revs. Ronald Smalley and Stewart Jacobs, officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mr. Bradshaw, widower of Mary Lee Hinton Bradshaw, died Saturday, June 3. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late James and Mittie Gainey Bradshaw. He was a member of the Hartsville Church of God, was retired from Sonoco Products Company with 44 years of service, and was a member of the Old Timers Club. Surviving are two sons, Kenny (Mary Ann) Bradshaw and John (Freda) Bradshaw, both of Hartsville; three daughters, Brenda (J.C.) Wallace of Hartsville and Mildred (Jackie) Rogers of Florence and Dorothy Williams of Falls Church, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Jimmy Bradshaw. WREN B. GEORGE Memorial services for Wren Beckham George, of Wilmington, N.C., were held at 9:30 this morning, June 7, 2000, at Andrews Mortuary, Market Street Chapel in Wilmington, N.C. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Mrs. George died Sunday, June 4, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born on Oct. 9, 1924 in Hartsville, the daughter of the late Paul T. and Lessee Helms Beckham. She was an “Officer of the Courts” in the legal systems of Georgia, South and North Carolina for 18 years. She later served her faith as a Christian Science Practitioner, holding a “CS” degree in The Science of Christianity. More recently, Wren George became active as a writer with the nom deplume of “The Carolina Wren.” Surviving are her husband, T. M. “Mike” Nelson George of Wilmington, N.C.; four children, Judith Hamilton of Solana Beach, Calif., Constance Anne Netherland of Carlsbad, Calif., C. WM. (Bill) Smith of Charlotte, N.C. and Russell E. Smith of Gainesville, Ga.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Hervey Beckham and Robert Beckham, both of Augusta, Ga., and Jack D. Beckham of Lithia Spring, Calif.; and one sister, Nancy Garner of Laurel Hill, N.C.
ANNA T. PETERSON
Services for Anna Thomas Peterson, 82, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in Second Baptist Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Peterson died Thursday, June 1, in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Argin Thomas. She received her education in Darlington County public school and was a member of Second Baptist Church, Missionary Society, Willing Workers and the Order of Tent #193. Surviving are two daughters, Betty Reddick of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Anna Harkless of Hartsville; a son, Bernard (Beth) Peterson of Spring, Md.; a sister, Helen Brewer of New York City; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services for Dorothy Davis Kelley, 64, will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 7, 2000, at Rivers of Living Water Church with Rev. Abraham Silva officiating. Burial was in the church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Kelley died Sunday, June 4. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late A. B. and the late Chessie Broach Davis. Surviving are three sons, Alvin (Lisa) Kelley and Kenny (Saundra) Kelley, both of Hartsville, and Mike (Brenda) Kelley of Concord, N.C.; a daughter, Jeanette Gainey of Hartsville; two brothers, Bobby David and Luther Davis, both of Florence; a sister, Shelby Sullivan of Camden; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services for Lonnie Tyner, 81, were held 3 p.m Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Hartsville Calvary Church of Nazarene with the Rev. Merle Forman officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mr. Tyner, widower of Thelma Anderson Tyner, died Friday, June 2. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late Ezekiel and Kate Gainey Tyner and was a retired farmer. Surviving are three sons, Buck (Linda) Tyner, Bobby (Juanita) Tyner and Ronnie Tyner, all of Patrick; four daughters, Mildred (L.A.) Gainey, Judy (Eli) Howle, both of Hartsville, Mary Player and Lois (James) O’Neal, both of Patrick; 28 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Services for Mildred Blackwell Tyner, 54, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Westview Cemetery. Mrs. Tyner died Thursday, June 8. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late Luke and Ithene Mozingo Blackwell. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Sid M. Tyner of Hartsville, daughter, Cindy (Keith) Huggins of Hartsville; sister, Margie Ann Gardner of Bethune; and two grandchildren.
Services for Ray Darrell Gainey, 63, of Gaston, formerly of Cayce, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2000, in State Street Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Pete Cassidy, with burial at Elmwood Cemetery, directed by Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Memorials may be made to State Street Baptist Church. Mr. Gainey died Tuesday, May 6. Born in Hartsville, he was the son of the late John H. Gainey Jr. and Ada Odom Gainey. He was a member of State Street Baptist Church and was retired from the City of Columbia Housing Authority. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Gainey was very active in the adult choir and men’s ensembles and also sang at many funerals in the Cayce and West Columbia area. Surviving are his sister, Vee Opal Tyner of Port Royal; brothers, Julian E. Gainey Sr., Ronald B. Gainey, both of Hartsville and a number of nieces and nephews.
JOHN D. CARTER
Services for John Dalmar Carter, 90, of Hemingway, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 12, 2000, in Good Hope United Methodist Church with burial in the church Cemetery, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway. Mr. Carter died Saturday, June 10. Born on Oct. 16, 1909 in Carters Crossroads, he was the son of the late John Leonard Carter and Harriett Elizabeth (Betty) Bruorton Carter. He was a graduate of Hemingway High School and Droughns Business College of Columbia. Mr. Carter was a farmer and retired from the South Carolina Tax Commission as a field sales tax officer after 20 years of service. He was a member of New Good Hope United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee and Sunday School teacher for many years. Surviving are his wife, Vernice Williams Carter; a daughter, Greta Carter Hawkins and her husband, Marion Dargan Hawkins Jr. of Hartsville; a brother, Reverend Clifford Carter of Hemingway; sister, Mary Carter Elliott of Hemingway; sister-in-law, Gutherie Harrison Carter of Hemingway; grandson, Marion Dargan Hawkins III and his wife, Wand Hawkins of Columbia; granddaughter, Elizabeth Carter Hawkins Macdiarmid and her husband Trey Macdiarrmid of New Orleans, La; granddaughter, Greta Anne Hawkins Rowe and her husband, James Rowe of Atlanta, Ga; great-grandchildren, Patrick Dargan Macdiarmid and Elizabeth Carter Macdiarmid of New Orleans, La. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and a wealth of friends. Mr. Carter was predeceased by a son, Leonard Cochran Carter. Memorials may be given to Good Hope United Methodist Church, 908 Folly Grove Road, Hemingway, SC 29554.
Services for John Simon, 47, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, in The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. with burial in the church Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Simon died Monday, June 12, in Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., after an illness. He was born in Lee County, a son of the late Clinton and Mae Bell Simon. He received his education in Lee County public schools and attended The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. He was employed with Coca Cola Bottling Company as well as a chauffeur for many years. Surviving are his wife, Donn Simon; a daughter, Morgan Simon, both of Greensboro, NC; six sisters, Elenora Arthur, Dorothy Stevenson, Nancy Cook, all of Bishopville Annie Bell Simon, Christine Simon and Barbara Burch, all of Hartsville; two brothers, James Simon of Hampton, VA. and Danny Simon of Greensboro, N.C.
HAROLD A. MAHON
Services for Harold Ansel Mahon, 62, will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 16, 2000, at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. Mr. Mahon died Sunday, June 11. He was born in Latta and was the son of Earlene Weatherford and the late Harold Ashby Mahon. He was a retired Master Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp, where he served for more than 22 years, including three tours in Vietnam. Mr. Mahon was retired from Construction Equipment Com-pany in Orlando, Fla. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars and was a loving father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Julia Mahon of the home; four sons, Douglas H. (Sheri) Mahon of Oklahoma, Michael S. (Brenda) Mahon of Ohio, Lee Mahon and Timothy D. Mahon, both of Florida; two daughters, Lisha D. (Victor) Woolfall of Florida and Cynthia L. Mahon of Hartsville; three brothers, Thomas W. (Nadene) Mahon of Darlington, Lonnie S (Helen) Mahon of Moncks Corner and Dudley S. Mahon of Summer-ville; two sisters, Alice Faye Mahon of Florida and Linda K. Hatchell of Darlington; three sisters-in-law, Ellen Jones of Darlington, and Patty Alonso and Marie Mahon, both of Florida; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Myrtle Beach Office, 950 48th Ave. N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Services for Melvin Bradley McElveen, 67, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. L. Z. Freeman will officiate with burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight , Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. McElveen, died Wednes-day, June 14, and was the widower of Peggy Ammons McElveen. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late George Bradley and Ella Mae Cook McElveen. He was retired from the City of Hartsville. Surviving are two sons, Doug McElveen of Bear Creek, N.C. and Brad McElveen of Bennetts-ville; one daughter, Gail Thomp-son of Hartsville; a step-son, David Cheuvront of Hartsville; step-daughters, Carol Moody of Calabash, N.C., Wanda Snipes of Hartsville; brothers, James McElveen of Sanford, N.C., George McElveen of Cameron, N.C., Marvin McElveen of Springfield, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
W. LAWSON BRANNON
Graveside services for W. Lawson Brannon, 84, will be at 5 p.m. today, June 16, 2000, in Malvern Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or to Brannon Cemetery, c/o Neil Smith, 2694 Bethune Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009. Kornegay Funeral Home of Camden is in charge. Mr. Brannon died Wednesday, June 14. Born in Bethune, he was the son of the late Benjamin Wiley and Alice Yarborough Brannon. He was a retired forester and owner of Brannon Timber. He was an Army World War II and Korean War veteran, a member of J. LeRoy Belk Post 17 American Legion, a member of Woodmen of The World, member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and former member of Elder of Bethune Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Annie Mae Godwin Brannon; three sisters, Mary Hunter and Blanche Brannon, both of Columbia and Sarah Stephens of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, B. W. Brannon Jr. of Camden; a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Olga Atkinson.
Services for the Rev. J. C. Hollingsworth, 75, will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at 4 p.m. from Pine Ridge Congregational Holiness Church. The Rev. Jerry Hatcher and the Rev. Tommy Cashett officiated with burial in the church Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Rev. Hollingsworth was born in Rockingham, N.C., a son of the late Gilbert and Mima Steen Hollingswroth. He was pastor of the Congregational Holiness Church for 48 years, having served churches in Lexington and Rockingham, N.C., and for the past 24 years was pastor of Pine Ridge Congregational Holiness Church. Surviving are his wife, Catherine Lynch Hollings-worth of Hartsville; a daughter, Carolyn Dalrymple of Kernersville, N.C.; sons, James Hollingsworth and Donnie Hollingsworth, both of Lexington, N.C., and Earnest Hollingsworth of Hartsville; a brother, Ed Hollingsworth of Rockingham; sisters, Jane Shirk and Edith Grant of Rockingham; 18 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, William Hollingsworth. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Services for Earnestine “Molly” McCoy will be held at 4 p.m. today, June 28, 2000, in St. John United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. Mrs. McCoy died Sunday, June 25. Born in Darlington County, she was the daughter of the late Henry James and Bertha Jackson Bess. She was educated in the public schools and was a 1945 graduate of Butler High School. She later attended Morris College of Sumter where she received a certificate in nursing. Returning to Hartsville, she was employed with the Darlington County Schools as a school nurse at both Southside and Washington Street Elementary Schools. She was married early in life to William E. Keitt and to this union two daughters were born. She later married the late Gilbert McCoy Sr. Mrs. McCoy was a member of St. John United Methodist Church and was a member of its United Methodist Women, Usher Board, and also a member of the Order of Easter Star Chapter No. 56. Survivors are two daughters, Patricia S. Keitt of Hartsville and Bertha A. Keitt (Leroy) Ashley Jr. of Florence; a step son, Gilbert (Margie) McCoy; a god daughter, Beulah (Ronald) Mumford; three sisters, Beatrice Bess Wingate of Florence, Althella Bess Peoples of Darlington and Estelle Bess Johnson of Hartsville; a brother, Emmett Henry Bess of Hartsville; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one aunt, Mamie Joe Jeffery.
NELLIE L. SCOTT
Services for Nellie Lee Scott, 85, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Hoke Roberson and the Rev. Homer Hinson officiating. Burial was in the Concord Methodist Church Cemetery in Lee County, directed by Norton Funeral Home of Bishopville. Mrs. Scott died June 25. She was born in Lee County, the daughter of the late Ned and Elizabeth (Babe) Hopkins. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Annie Rogers of Raeford, N.C., Mrs. Carolyn Arrants of Bishopville, Mrs. Edna Boykin of Hartsville and Mrs. Sylvia Maxwell of Camden; two sons, Robert Lee Scott of Camden and Hebron Scott, of Fayetteville, N.C.; 36 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Tidwell Sullivan; a son, Bruce Scott and her husband, Robert Ernest Scott.
CHELSEY E. FROESE
Graveside services for Chelsey Elaine Froese, infant daughter of Michael L. and Pollie Wint Froese, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Gainey officiating. Surviving are parents of Hartsville; two sisters, Ashley and Shelby Froese of Hartsville; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Gay Ciuffetelli and the late Tex Froese of Hartsville; maternal grandparents are Marka and Diane McCarty and Henry Wint, all of Hartsville, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services for Vermelle Gainey Johnson, 96, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tim Tomlinson officiated with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to West Hartsville Baptist Church. Mrs. Johnson, widow of Heyward Huggins, Gurtha Gardner and W. D. Johnson, died Friday, June 23. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Early F. and Annie Chapman Gainey. She was the oldest member of West Hartsville Baptist Church and was manager of the Rainbow Drive-In for many years. Surviving are her son, Marion Laverne Huggins of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Mildred Miller of Hartsville; brother, William O. Gainey of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Clara Matheson of Cheraw; nine grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
HELENA S. SYLVESTER
Services for Helena Smith Sylvester, formerly of Darlington County, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, in Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. Mrs. Sylvester died Tuesday, June 20, in a Virginia nursing home after an extended illness. She was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Verley Clark Smith. She was educated in the Chesterfield and Darlington County public schools, graduating from Butler High School Class of 1944. She graduated from South Carolina State in 1948 with a degree in elementary education. She taught school in South Carolina, Connecticut and New York. She married George Sylvester in 1960. She was a member of Mt. Elon United Methodist Church of Angelus in Chesterfield County, before moving to Hartsville and joining Centenary United Methodist Church. Survivors are her husband, George Sylvester of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Jessie Lee Boyd of Alexandra, Va.; a brother, John Brown of Hartsville; three nieces, Dalphine Smith and Ann Roden, both of Queens, N.Y., and Audrey Smith Redd of Dumfries, Va.; a nephew, Bernard Sylvester of Houston, Texas; god sons, Rondell and Randell Bulls of Waterbury, Conn.; and step-mother, Esther B. Huntley of Pageland.
Services for William Arnold Bryant, 67, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Tim Tomlinson and Paul Sullivan officiated with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the West Hartsville Baptist Church. Mr. Bryant died Saturday, June 24. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late W. Coyt and Jessie Lee Osborne Bryant. He was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church and the Lions Club. He was retired from Sonoco Products Company with 35 years of service and was a member of the Old Timer’s Club. He was a past board member of Thomas Hart Academy. Surviving are his daughters, Margaret Olivia Bryant of Goose Creek; Lee Ann and Scotty Talbert of Hartsville, Julie and Allan King of Hartsville; grandchildren, Laruren King and Bryce King; aunt and uncle, Margaret and Roy McCall of Society Hill.
Services for Wendall Brown Sr., 33, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at the chapel of Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Anderson and the Rev. Hazel Mixon, officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born in Darlington County, a son of Marion Leon and Linda Perdue Brown. He was employed with Flowers Sheet Rock. Surviving are his parents of Hartsville; one son, Marion Wendall Brown Jr. of Hartsville; three brothers, Ricky Brown of Lancaster, Steven Brown and Rodney Brown, both of Hartsville.
HESTER T. TAYLOR
Services for Mrs. Hester Thomas Taylor were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, in Round O’ Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael McMillian, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church Cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington. Mrs. Taylor died Friday, June 23, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of Azalee Thomas and the late John Smith. She was a 1944 graduate of Rosenwald High School, Society Hill. She was a member of Round O’ Baptist Church and was a former employee of Clanton’s Auto Sales. Survivors include her mother, Ms. Azalee Thomas of Darlington; her husband, Charlie Taylor of the home; two children, Ms. Cindy Taylor of Darlington and Charlie Lorenzo Taylor of the home; three grandchildren, Torrie, Brittany and Ebony; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie (Walter) Williamson and Patricia Thomas, both of Darlington; and three children she reared as her own, Katrina Thomas Dunham, Dremeca Thomas and Robert DeWayne Thomas, all of Darlington.
Graveside services for Alphonzo James English were held at 1 p.m. , Thursday, June 22, 2000, in the U.S. National Cemetery in Florence, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington. Mr. English, 80, died Sunday, June 18, in a York, Pa., hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington, the youngest son of the late Boykin and Eliza Dial English. He attended Darlington area schools and later attended a technical college in Chicago, majoring in auto mechanics. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought the battles of Normandy, Northern Frances and the Rhineland of Germany. He lived for many years in Chicago. He moved back to Darlington for five years, then moved to York, Pa., and lived there for approximately 25 years. While in York, he was employed by Union Paper Co. of which he retired. He was predeceased by his siblings, Mrs. Ernestine English Mance, Boykin English Jr. and Booker T. English. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Sawn of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandchildren, nine nieces and nephews, Kenneth (Georgia) Mance of Alcolu.
Services for Helen Sumner Goodson, 78, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2000, at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Robert Cline will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight, from 6 to 8, at the residence, 316 W. Home Ave. Memorials may be made to Thomas E. and Pearl S. Goodson Music Scholarship at Coker College or to a charity of one’s choice. Miss Goodson died Monday, June 26. Born in Hartsville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Pearl Sumner Goodson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a faithful member of the choir for over 50 years. She graduated from Hartsville High School and attended Anderson College, Winthrop College and Coker College, pursuing a degree in public school music. She was associated with the Hartsville Credit Bureau, Pee Dee Horse & Mule Company and Byerly Hospital. She was involved in the music program at Coker College, being a member of the Founders Society and of the U.D.C. Surviving are her cousins; a devoted friend, Linda Brooks of Hartsville. She was predeceased by a brother, Thomas E. Goodson Jr., and a sister, Margaret S. Goodson.