Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001

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JACKIE DIXON
PATRICK Funeral services for Jackie Jones Dixon, 39, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Frankie Tanner officiated with burial in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Pee Dee.

Ms. Dixon died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Simpson Gay and Alice Winburn Jones. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Robbie Dixon of Cheraw; sons, Marcus Dixon of Patrick, Tray Dixon of Cheraw; daughter, Jessica Dixon of Cheraw; brothers and sisters-in-law, John Roy and Roberta Jones, Donnie Gay and Lisa Jones, all of Hartsville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Alice Dixon, Nora Ellen Atkinson, Gail and Roland O'Neal, Rita Faye Johnson and James Hall, all of Hartsville, and Carolyn and Jeff Cassidy of Ruby. She was predeceased by her brother, J. W. Jones.
 
 

LOUISE R. STUCKEY
Services for Louise Robinson Stuckey were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Isaac Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with professional services entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Stuckey died Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born in the Pageland community of Chesterfield County, one of five children of Alice Robinson and the late Kindsey Douings. She was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield and Darlington counties. She was raised in a Christian home and was first a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church of Pageland, which was the church of her family. After moving to Hartsville, she joined Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Stuckey of New York, N.Y.; her mother, Alice Robinson of Hartsville; three sons, Vernon Adams of Hartsville, Joseph (Ivy) Martin of New York, N.Y., and Christopher Stuckey of Bennettsville; two daughters, Bonnie (Dennis) Rogers of Tacoma, Wash., and Sharon Martin of Hartsville; two sisters, Berthenia Rogers and Joyce Robinson, both of Hartsville; two brothers, William Robinson and James (TuWanda) Robinson, both of Hartsville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 
 

MARIE BEST
LAMAR Services for Marie Best will be held at 1 p.m. today, Nov. 7, 2001, at John Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Wilson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home, Inc. of Lamar.

Mrs. Best died Friday, Nov. 2, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Walter and Rosanna Gee Sansbury. She was educated in the public schools and was married early in life to the late Lester Best. She worked domestic work most of her working life. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church and a member of its United Methodist Women.

Survivors are a son, Walter Sansbury of Philadelphia, Pa.; a brother, Fred Sansbury of Darlington; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
 
 

ANTA MARIA DURANT
FLORENCE Services for Anta Maria "Ria" Blandshaw Durant will be held at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 7, 2001, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Wilson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Bluff United Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, Bessie Blandshaw of 781 Dampier Road, Lamar. Wake services were held Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel.

Anta Maria Durant died Saturday, Nov. 3, in McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Lee County, a daughter of Otis Bevel and Bessie Blandshaw. She was educated in the public schools, graduating from Bishopville High, class of 1978. She continued her education at Benedict College of Columbia, graduating with the class of 1984 with a major in business administration. She worked for the Department of Corrections for the past 12 years as an administrative assistant first at CCI in Columbia and later at the Lee County Correctional Facility in Bishopville. She was married to Israel Durant Jr.

Survivors are her husband, Israel Durant Jr. of Florence; daughter, Arial Durant of Florence; her parents, Otis Bevel of Hartsville and Bessie Blandshaw of Lamar; four step-sons, Keshawn Durant of Greenville, Darian Durant of Chapel Hill, N.C., David Durant of Cheraw, and Justin Durant of Florence; four sisters, Yvonne Blandshaw of Bishopville and Shirley Blandshaw of Columbia, Gloria Vanbrakle of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Yolanda Bevel of Atlanta, Ga.; and one brother, Otis Thomas Bevel of Norfolk, Va.
 
 

JOE L. WALKER
LAMAR Services for Joe Louis Walker Sr. will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, at John Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles K. Wilson, pastor, officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery with professional services entrusted to Hines Funeral Home of Lamar.

Mr. Walker died Saturday, Nov. 3, at MUSC in Charleston. He was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County in Sumerton, S.C. He was married on Nov. 28, 1959, to Wilber Damon and this union was blessed with four children. He was employed with Vul-Craft of Florence, where he worked for more than 20 years before his retirment. Mr. Walker was raised in a Christian home and was first a member of the Historical Liberty Hill of Sumerton. After relocating to Lamar, he joined John Wesley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Wilber Damon Walker of the home; two daughters, Kathy (Edward) Johnson-Walker and Pamela (Elijah) Hicks, both of Lamar; two sons, Elder Joe (Colathia) Walker Jr. of Copperas Cove, Texas and DeQuincey (Jacqueline) Walker of Lamar; five sisters, Eliza Booker, Laurie (Dewey) Damon and Shirley Pondexter, all of New York, N.Y.; one brother, Charlie (Judy) Walker Sr. of New York, N.Y.
 
 

JAMES E. TYNER
PATRICK Services for James Edward "Boojack" Tyner, 56, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. The Revs. Rocky Heath and Ed Griggs officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Patrick Rescue Squad.

Mr. Tyner died Sept. 17. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late Doc and Gladys Teal Tyner.

Surviving are his son, James Curtis "Bobo" Tyner of Hartsville; two daughters, Jennifer Tyner and Marie Player, both of Hartsville; four brothers, James Cecil "PJack" Tyner, Donald Ray Tyner, Jimmy Lee Tyner, all of Patrick and William Henry "Snap" Tyner of Hartsville; five sisters, Myrtle Johnson of Hartsville, Doris Tyner Teal, Louise Dixon, Betty Jean Turner, all of Patrick, Lena Potts of Cleveland, N.C.; a loving niece, Deborah O'Neal; a special friend, Norma Jean Player. He was predeceased by a sister, Mattie Lee Howle, and two brothers, Raymond Tyner and Howard Teal.

BROOKS HOWLE
Services for Brooks Howle, 98, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at First Southern Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Remaley officiated with burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. 

Mr. Howle, widower of Cecile Blackmon Howle, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late John David and Laney Jordan Howle. He was a member of First Southern Methodist Church and was very active in church affairs until his heath failed. He was employed at the Hartsville Cotton Mill and later was engaged in farming until his retirement. He was a son of a Confederate War veteran and was a member of the Major Lide Coker Chapter Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was loved by all who knew him and we shall miss him greatly.

Surviving are his granddaughters, Lib Johnson Stowers of Columbia, Dolores Johnson Talbert of Hartsville, Ceceilia Leach of Sumter; great-grandson, Farrell Talbert Jr.; great-great-grandson, Dylan Talbert; a niece and three nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Emily Howle Johnson, and two sisters, Jessie (Mrs. Gus) Ballard and Lizzie (Mrs. Theodore) Gainey.
 
 

ORA LEE MURPH
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. A memorial service for Ora Lee Murph, 85, formerly of Hartsville, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at St. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church with the Rev. Milton McGuirt officiating. Burial will be Saturday, Nov. 17, in Salisbury, N.C., following a brief service at Lyerly Funeral Home at 11 a.m.

Mrs. Murph, of The Lakes at Litchfield, died Thursday, Nov. 8, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 6, 1915, in Concord, N.C., a daughter of the late Albert and Sophronia Eudy Shinn. She was a homemaker, a former resident of Lake Junaluska, N.C., and a member of St. Paul Waccamaw United Methodist Church. She was a lifetime member of Junaluska Associates.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Lee Murph; a son, Harry Lee Murph Jr. and wife, Paula, of McBee; two daughters, Brenda M. Logan and husband, Russell, of Pepper Pike, Ohio, Daphene M. Chapman and husband, Curtis, of Canton, Ga.; two sisters, Evelyn Baity of Concord, N.C., and Rena Grace McKenzie of Monroe, La.; and six grandchildren, Robert and Harriett Logan of Cleveland, Ohio, Christopher and Carrie Ann Wellington of Birmingham, Ala., Lee Murph of Hanahan and Megan Murph of McBee.

McMillian-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach is in charge.
 
 

TOLLIE B. GAINEY JR.
DARLINGTON Graveside services for Tollie Boy Gainey Jr., 65, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. 

Mr. Gainey died Saturday, Nov. 10, at a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County on April 10, 1936, a son of the late Tollie Tim and Toie Mae Gainey. He retired from Hartsville Oil Mill with over 35 years of service. Mr. Gainey was a Jeff Gordan race fan and enjoyed animals and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Gainey of the home; two sons, Timmy (Tina) Gainey and Allen (Donna) Gainey, both of Darlington; three daughters, Laurie Gainey and Patricia (Wayne) Rhodes, both of Darlington and Faye (Terry) Meier of Florence; six brothers, Robert Gainey, James Gainey, Johnny Gainey, Ronnie Gainey and Pete Gainey, all of Darlington, and Raymond Gainey of Effingham; two sisters, Ruby Mae Gandy of Darlington and Sallie Windham of Lamar; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29575.
 
 

FLORENCE R. DAVIS
Services for Florence R. Davis were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Jerusalem Baptist Church with Rev. Isaac Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery with professional services entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davis died Thursday, Nov. 8, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born on May 15, 1898, in the Mt. Claire Community, one of 10 children of the late Robert and Dinah Simon Robinson. She attended the Mt. Claire school to some extent. She was married to the late Maxie Davis. She was employed as a cook at the Norwood Cafe then the Manhattan Cafe until it closed. She then worked at Butler High School until it closed. She enjoyed the senior citizens organization and participated in their activities. She was a lifetime member of Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews of Hartsville and other surrounding areas.
 
 

FRANCIS M. LLOYD
Graveside services for Francis Martin Lloyd, 68, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Elim Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas Crouch officiated directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Mr. Lloyd died Thursday, Nov. 8. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Lewis E. Lloyd Sr. and Lois Virginia Raines Lloyd. He was a member of Elim United Methodist Church and a member of the DAV Chapter #72. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Surviving are his wife, Ellan Winburn Lloyd of Hartsville; daughter, Mary Ann Lloyd of Kent, Wash.; step-daughters, Ann Morrell of Hartsville and Nancy Campbell of Chesterfield; sisters, Cynthia L. Pope, Janie L. Howell, both of Oates; brothers, C. H. Lloyd of San Antonio, Texas, and the Rev. Perry Lloyd of Kelleytown; one grandchild; four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis E. Lloyd Jr. 

Memorials may be made to DAV Chapter No. 72, 900 Auburn School Road, Darlington, S.C. 29532.
 
 

REV. C. C. COLLINS
Services for Rev. C. C. Collins, 90, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2001, at the chapel of Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. James H. Tate officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery.

The Rev. Collins was born in Barnwell County, a son of the late William Henry and Mary Ann Weeks Collins. He was a retired Baptist minister, having served several churches over a period of 45 years. He has been a resident of the Bethea Baptist Home for the past seven years and was a member of the Dillon Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Olin and Annie Collins of Florence; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Alex Quick of Chadbourn, N.C.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Hutto Collins. Memorials may be made to the Bethea Baptist Home, Health Care, P.O. Box 4000, Darlington, S.C. 29540.
 
 

GERTRUDE McPHAIL
DARLINGTON Services for Gertrude M. McPhail, 86, will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at New Hopewell Baptist Church by the Rev. Calvin Daniels, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be on view at Young & Young Funeral Home on Thursday, beginning at 4 p.m.

Mrs. McPhail, widow of Anson Moses McPhail, died Monday, Nov. 12, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. She was born in Darlington County and was the daughter of the late Hugh and Lina Mason McPhail. She was retired from Lazy Boy Manufacturers. She was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Mt. Rona Chapter 233. She was preceded in death by one son, Elwell D. McPhail.

Survivors are two sons, Moses Lincoln McPhail Jr. of Willingboro, N.J., and Hugh Glenn McPhail of Severn, Md.; six daughters, Joy Edith Williamson of Roselle, N.J., Doris M. Chavis and Claudia M. McDaniels, both of Darlington, Muriel M. Spruill and Faulves M. Coleman, both of Willingboro, N.J,. and Shirley M. Cummings of Florence; a sister, Lois M. Copeland of Darlington; 20 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville and D. B. Walker & Co. Funeral Services, Anderson, S.C.
 
 

MARION WILLIAMS
Services for Marion Williams, 82, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 14, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tim Tomlinson will officiate with burial and Masonic rites in Darlington Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the West Hartsville Baptist Church Building Fund, 1003 West Carolina Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550.

Mr. Williams died Monday, Nov. 12. Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late Joe S. and Susie Williams Williams. He was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church, the Omar Temple, the Pee Dee Shrine Club, the Red Fez Club, and was a life member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Lois Thompson Williams of Hartsville; daughter, Kaye W. Denning of Raleigh, N.C.; brother, Charles A. Williams of Shallotee, N.C.; grandchildren and spouse, Shannon and Kyle Johnson of Durham, N.C., Kerry Denning and Carly Denning, both of Raleigh, N.C.

MARY RHOAD
McBEE Mass of Christian burial for Mary Elizabeth Dawson Rhoad, 84, will be held at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 16, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Karl Roesch, Celebrant. Final Commendation and farewell prayers will be in McBee Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund, 363 North Fifth St., Hartsville, SC 29550. 

Mrs. Rhoad died Wednesday, Nov. 14. Born in Charleston County, she was a daughter of the late John Edward and Georgia E. Smith Dawson.She was one of the oldest original members of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Henry P. Rhoad Jr. of McBee, Robert D. Rhoad of Asheville, N.C., Jack and Betty Sue Rhoad of McBee; daughters and son-in-law, Sally and Jerry Horton of McBee, Rosemary and Allen Mothershead of Camden, Gerrie and Paschal Hoffman of McBee, Jean and Tommy Rivers of Gaston; sisters, Blanche Drulard of Polar Bay, Fla., Dorothy Butcher of Hannahan, 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.
 
 

MALCOM L. BLAKNEY
CAMDEN, N.J. Malcom L. Blakney, formerly of Hartsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2001, in a New Jersey hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Mrs. Berthel B. Williams of 919 "C" Street.
 
 

JOHNNY TOLSON
PATRICK Services for Johnny Burgan Tolson, 52, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Brown Springs Baptist Church. The Revs. Ed Griggs and Donnie Faulkenbury will affiliate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Brown Springs Baptist Church Building Fund.

Mr. Tolson, husband of Fleshia Edge Tolson, died Monday, Nov. 12. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of Lucille Tolson Andrews and the late James Arthur Tolson. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a construction worker. 

Surviving are his wife of Sylvester, Ga.; sons, James Ashley Tolson of Cheraw, Brandon Ashley Tolson of Sylvester, Ga.; brother, Alvin Tolson of Patrick; sisters, Betty Jean Billington of Bridge City, Texas, and Christine Huggins of Hartsville. He was predeceased by a daughter, Marlene Tolson, and a sister, Elizabeth Sowell.
 
 

MARION L. MUNN SR.
DARLINGTON Services for Marion Ludy Munn Sr., 71, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 16, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Mr. Munn was born in Darlington County, the son of the late Wallace and Bell Register Munn. He was married to the late Clara Faye Weatherford Munn and was a former employee of Thornell Oil Company. Mr. Munn also served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Northgate Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Marion L. Munn Jr. of Hartsville and Melvin W. Munn of Camden; a daughter, Clara Hallman of Hartsville; a step-daughter, Nancy Lee of Florence; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Blackwell of Lamar and Fannie Bell Sports of Darlington; and seven brothers, Neil Munn of Mississippi, Ralph Munn of Scranton, James Munn and Willard Munn, both of Hartsville, Bill Munn of Darlington, Carl Munn of Dovesville and Franklin Munn of Oates.
 
 

THELMA WOODLE
DARLINGTON Services for Thelma Watford Woodle, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment following in Sparrow Swamp Cemetery, Timmonsville.

Mrs. Woodle died Thursday, Nov. 15, at home. She was born in Lamar, the daughter of the late George and Geneva Windham Watford. She was married to the late Pressley Woodle. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are four sons, Johnny Woodle of Jacksonville, Fla., Julian Woodle, Preston Woodle, both of Darlington, and Ronald Woodle of Florence; four daughters, Nobie W. McElveen, Margaret W. Matthews, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Helen W. Warr of Darlington and Thelma Ann W. Williams of Michigan; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Woodle was preceded in death by two sons, Randolph and Odell Woodle.

The family will receive friends this evening, Friday, from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29501.
 
 

LEROY M. PETERSON
Services for Leroy Morris Peterson, 43, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, in Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mr. Peterson died Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Logan County Hospital, West Virginia, after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Bobby William Peterson and Beatrice Hickmon, both of Hartsville.

Surviving, other than his mother and father are his wife, Betty Rosser Peterson; his step-mother, Betty (Thomas) Peterson of Hartsville; two sons, Larry Peterson Jr. and Marcus Peterson, both of North Carolina; four sisters, Earnestine (Timothy) Bishop, Barbara Peterson, Sylvia Poindexter, all of Hartsville, and Kim (James) Johnson of Covington, Ga.; three brothers, T. Arthur Peterson, Jackie (Cheryl) Thomas Ford, both of Hartsville, and Olan Jackson of Virginia; four aunts, Carolyn Myers, Cecilia Boone, Louise Mitchell and Elizabeth Robinson, all of Hartsville; seven uncles, Brooks Peterson, Leslie (Martha) Peterson, James (Christi) Peterson, Carl (Ophelia) Peterson, Joseph (Linda) Peterson and Jerry Lee (Angelia) Peterson, all of Hartsville, and Michael (Lou Ella) Peterson of Rochester, N.Y.; and a host of nieces and nephews and other close relatives and friends.
 
 

MARY K. WILSON
Services for Mary King Wilson, 80, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Clyde Church of God. The Revs. Don Childers and Herbert Wells will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Wilson died Wednesday, Nov. 14. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Jesse H. and Sarah Dixon King. 

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis (Annie) Wilson of Hartsville, Larry Wilson and companion Luvina Stevens of Cassett; daughters and son-in-law, Helen and Jimmy Lloyd of Darlington, Doris Gainey of McBee; brother, Clayton H. "Buck" King of Hartsville; sisters, Annie Sanders of Hartsville, Paulene Boan of Bishopville, Janice Hall of Blythwood; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.


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