Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001


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CHESTERFIELD Services for Mildred Thompson Butler, 87, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Mrs. Butler died Tuesday, Oct. 23. She was born in Bennettsville, a daughter of the late David Bennett and Carrie Riddle Thompson. She was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mills and attended Eastside Holiness Church in Hartsville. She was married to the late Henry Morrison Butler and was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Butler, a grandson, David Butler, and her brother, Bennett Thompson.

Survivors include three sons, Julius T. "Teddy" Butler and Homer R. Butler of Chesterfield and John Wayne Butler of Hartsville; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Services for Rickey George, 38, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Tabernacle Holiness Church in Darlington. Burial was in Florence National Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mr. George died Monday, Oct. 22, at a VA Medical Center in Columbia after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Joe and Lillie Bell Coleman George Sr. He received his education at Rosenwald High School and graduated valedictorian with the class of 1981. He retired from the U.S. Army.

Surviving are two sisters, Pastor Janie (Jerome) Wilds, Eldress Barbara (Elder Bruce) Johnson, both of Darlington; four brothers, Edward "Spider" (Minister Brenda) George, Jerome (Evangelist Mary) George, William (Mary) George, and Wallace George, all of Darlington; 15 aunts, 14 uncles; nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.

Services for Anthony Rudolph Floyd Sr., 80, were held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Ravenwood Baptist Church, Columbia with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Ravenwood Baptist Church, 3534 Raven Hill, Columbia, S.C. 29204 or First Baptist Church G.I.F.T., 104 E. Home Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Mr. Floyd died Tuesday, Oct. 23. He was married for 58 years to the late Myrtis Hutto Floyd of Blackville. Born in Conway, he was a son of the late William Harvey and Flora B. Richardson Floyd Sr. He enjoyed a more than 30 year career in the furniture industry with Maxwell Brothers Stores and Heilig-Meyers. He was a member and deacon at Ravenwood Baptist Church and was an accomplished craftsman and woodworker.

Surviving are his two sons and daughter-in-law, Anthony R. and Jacquelyn Hoffman Floyd Jr. of Hartsville, Daniel Floyd of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, the Rev. Herbert Floyd and the Rev. Hubert Floyd; two sisters, Bernice Floyd Darnell and Margaret Floyd Thomas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, the Rev. William Harvey Floyd Jr.

CHERAW Services for Lenora Holliman Quick, 70, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Oct. 26, 2001, at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw. Interment will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Holy Inheritance Worship Center, 54 Cherokee Ave., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Mrs. Quick died Tuesday, Oct. 23. She was born in Marshall, Ark., a daughter of the late William Daniel and Ressie Arzella McClung Holliman. She was a retired child care provider and a member of Holy Inheritance Worship Center. Mrs. Quick was preceded in death by four brothers, W.D., Ralph, Obey and Doyle Holliman.

Survivors are her former husband, Bobby Ray Quick of Sumter; three daughters, Tammy Carter and Amanda Quick of Cheraw and Debbie Morris of McBee; two brothers, Coy Holliman and Buster Holliman of Harriet, Ark., six grandchildren, Misty, Brook, Andrew, Brandon, Amber and Jacob; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Jeffrey.

OATES Memorial services for Palmer Edison Ham, 77, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Mt. Elon Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Williams and Robyn King officiating the service directed Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans Street, Suite 206, Florence, S.C. 29506-5502 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Jacqueline Segars, 123 Westover Drive, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Mr. Ham died Wednesday, Oct. 24. Born in Florence County, he was the son of the late Fred Vinson and Julia Anderson Ham. He was a member of Mt. Elon Baptist Church, retired from McLean Trucking and was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie Howell Ham of Oates; son, Tommy Ham of Oates; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald Moody and Janie Ham of Florence, David Legrand and Janie Ham of Timmonsville, Fred V. and Bonita Ham of Timmonsville; two grandchildren and spouses, Penny (Jeff) McDaniel, Tonya (Ben) Etheridge.

Pallbearers are Willie James Howell, Mickey Grady, Gerald Watford, Steve Ham, Wayne Howell, Robert James, Benny Andrews, Gary Howell, Billy Jordan, Edwin Stokes, Leon Howell and Billy Tedder.

Graveside services for Fred Cabbagestalk were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at the Greenlawn Cemetery with professional services directed by Hines Funeral Home.

Mr. Cabbagestalk died Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Faith Healthcare Center of Florence after an extended illness.

Survivors include three sons, Joseph, Leroy and Eddie Cabbagestalk, all of Hartsville, and 20 grandchildren.

Services for Rosie Kissiah Warr, 93, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Prospect United Methodist Church. The Revs. Bud Boatwright and Jim Hardee officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Warr, widow of Lonnie Lee Warr, died Sunday, Oct. 28. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Nannie Kennington Kissiah. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and the WMU.

Surviving are her sons, James Warr of Hartsville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ophelia Atkinson and Hazel and Herbert Atkinson, all of Hartsville, Ruby and Richard Byrd of Summerton, S.C.; grandchildren, Patsy Atkinson Griggs, Clifton Atkinson, Melissa Byrd Levell, Thomas Atkinson, Michelle Byrd Leviner, Ricky Byrd, Laura Ann Atkinson, 15 step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

LAMAR Services for Mary Elizabeth Locklair Turner, 82, were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in the Lamar Chapel of Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lamar Cemetery.

Mrs. Turner died Saturday, Oct. 27, at her residence after an illness. She was born in Sumter County on Oct. 26, 1919, a daughter of the late Lorie and Marie Randolph Locklair. She was married for over 50 years to the late Hubert Turner. Mrs. Turner had been a resident of Sumter for many years before moving to Lamar in 1998. She was a member of the Lamar First Baptist Church and the Moonbeam T.E.L. Sunday School Class.

Surviving are two sons, Girard (Jeanette) Turner of Lamar and Russell (Diane) Turner of Summerville; one brother, Carroll (Fleetwood) Locklair of Lamar; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Lamar Baptist Church, P.O. Box 431, Lamar, S.C. 29069 or the Gideon International, P.O. Box 199, Darlington, S.C. 29532.

CHERAW A memorial service for Edith M. Grant, 79, of Pensacola, Fla., will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw.

Mrs. Grant died Friday, Oct. 19, after a short bout with cancer. She was a resident of Cheraw for 40 years before moving to Florida three years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church during those years in Cheraw.

Mrs. Grant is survived by her three children, Gary W. White Jr. of Hartsville, David White of Columbia and Venecia Grant of Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Charles McKenzie of Charlotte, N.C., and Gary McKenzie of Lumberton, N.C.; and three sisters, Mabel Freeman of Lumberton, N.C., Janice Williams of Fairmont, N.C., and Nancy McKenzie of Destin Fla. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Gary Wilson White and Douglas Grant, and by two brothers.

Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

CASSATT, S.C. Services for Bishop Henry Miller Sr., 77, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in Believer's Temple Holiness Church in Cassatt. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, directed by Haile's Funeral Home of Camden.

Bishop Miller died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Providence Hospital after an illness. He was a native of Boykin, S.C. and was pastor and founder of Church of God Beyond Man's Knowledge House of Prayer for all People.

Hines Funeral Home in charge of local announcements.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Frankie Tyson, 68, formerly of Jefferson, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, in a Washington, D.C. hospital after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

BISHOPVILLE Services for Mannon Atkinson will be held at 3 p.m. today, Oct. 31, 2001 atMt. Beulah United Methodist Chruch, Ashland Community. Burial will take place in the church Cemetery, professional services directed by Hines Funeral Home. Mr. Atkinson died Friday, Oct. 26, at his home after an illness.

Survivors include his loving wife, Annie Atkinson of the home; two sons, Tommy Atkinson and Mannon Atkinson Jr., both of Bishopville; two brothers, Jessie Lee Atkinson of Englewood, N.J. and Tom Atkinson of Hackensack, N.J.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services for Susan Weatherford Nesbitt, 35, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at North Hartsville Baptist Church. The Revs. Ladell Humphries and Bryan Chapman officiated with burial in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the North Hartsville Baptist Church Piano Fund.

Mrs. Nesbitt died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001. Born in Warner Robbins, Ga., she was a daughter of Barbara Harrell Weatherford and the late Charles Preston Weatherford. She was a graduate of Coker College and was employed with Honda of S.C.

Surviving are her mother of Hartsville; daughter, Ashleigh Nesbitt of Hartsville; brothers, Mark Weatherford and Stephen Weatherford, both of Florence, Scot Weatherford of Hartsville; and sister, Cindy McAlhany of Beaufort.

DARLINGTON Services for Bernice Marian Blackmon Hartley, 100, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 in Darlington Presbyterian Church with interment following in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hartley died Sunday, Oct. 28, in a Florence hospital. She was born in Williamburg County, the daughter of the late Joseph Bealar Blackmon and Dora Oakley Blalckmon Bailey. As a child she grew up in the Hart House in Hartsville. She had been a housemember at Thornwell and was formerly active in the American Legion, Women of the Church, and Flower Club. She was the last of a large family and was a member of Darlington Presbyterian Church. Mart Hartley was the widow of Dean S. Hartley Sr.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Dean Stanley and Ruth Boyd Hartley of Monroe, La., Carol Sidney and Beth Binney Hartley of Coral Gable, Fla., Michael O. and Martha Brown Hartley of King, N.C. and daughter-in-law, Frances Dingle Hartley of Raleigh, N.C.

Mrs. Hartley was preceded in death by sons, Phillip and Robert Keith Hartley, also, daughter-in-law, Frances Summers Hartley.

Funeral services for Lois Folsom Livingston, 94, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 31, 2001, at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Bob Cline will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Wednesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Coker College.

Mrs. Livingston died Monday, October 29, 2001. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Flora Newsom Folsom. She was a member of First Baptist Church and former Sunday School teacher. She was also a charter member and past president of the Pilot Club of Hartsville and was involved in many of their service and fund raising projects, including swimming classes at Lawton Park. She was also involved in the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, United Fund, Heart Fund, Bloodmobile, March of Dimes, Cerebral Palsy, Darlington County Historical Commission, and the Hart House.

Surviving are her son, L. Ralph Livingston of Orange Beach, Ala.; daughter Ann L. Joyeusaz of Chevy Chase, Md.; brothers, John Roy Folsom of Columbia, SC, Pete Folsom of Henderson, NC; 12 grandchildren.

PATRICK Funeral services for Paul Stanley Dearing, 66, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Mr. Dearing died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001. Born in Illinois, he was a son of Mellissa Ellen Spivey Dearing and the late Rev. J. Oliver Dearing. He was a retired co-owner of Lane Manufacturing Company and was a member of Darlington County Balsa Busters Flying Club.

Surviving are Donna L. Dearing of Patrick; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Donna M. Dearing of Hartsville, Mark S. and Dottie Dearing of Patrick, Marty and Kim Dearing of Hartsville; mother of New Lebanon, Ohio; brother, James Leroy Dearing of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sister, Patsy Wilson of Brookville, Ohio, Eloise Miller of New Lebanon, Ohio; grandchildren, Jessica Vaughn, Joey Alexander, Cynthia Alexander, Samantha Dearing, Mark Dearing Jr., Hannah Dearing, Elizabeth Dearing, Megan Dearing; and great-grandchild, Elijah Vaughn.

JEFFERSON Services for Frankie Lockhart Tyson, 53, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in Hopewell United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mrs. Tyson died Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Medstar Georgetown Hospital after an illness. She was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Emsley and Willie Joe Thompson Lockhart Sr. She was a member of the Greater Rhema Word Ministries of GPC.

Surviving are her husband, Floyd Tyson of Washington, D.C.; two sons, Gary Lockhart and Floyd Damon Tyson, both of Washington, D.C.; one step-daughter, Lisa Blakney of Mt. Croghan; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two brothers, Emsley Lockhart of Jefferson and Richard Lockhart of Pageland; two sisters, Shirley Chambers and Cynthia Blackwell, both of Jefferson; a mother-in-law, Alice Tyson; father-in-law, Floyd Tyson Sr.; three aunts; two uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other close relatives.

Louise Robinson Stuckey died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, after an illness. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 506 Rice Street, Hartsville.

Services for LaTerja Washington were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Edward J. Squire, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with professional services directed by Hines Funeral Home.

LaTerja died Monday, Oct. 29 in Carolinas Hospital System after an illness. She was born in Hartsville, a daughter of David and Delphira Fountain Washington. She was educated in the public schools of Darlington County, graduating from Hartsville High School with the class of 1991. She continued her education by attending both the Midlands Technical College of Columbia and Florence-Darlington Technical College. She was employed at Winn-Dixie of Hartsville and later at Circuit City of Florence. "Tee" was a very proud and strong individual who loved people and seemed to always meet everyone with a smile.

Survivors include her parents, David Washington and Delphira Fountain Washington, both of Hartsville; a son, D'Anthony Washington of Hartsville; a sister, Katrina Aileen Washington of Charlotte, N.C.; paternal grandmother, Wilhelmenia Washington of Hartsville; and maternal grandmother, Naomi Stevenson of Hartsville.

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