Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2001
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|HOLLIS D. COLLUM
CHEROKEE, Ala. – Services for Hollis Dean Collum, 80, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in the Morrison Funeral Home Chapel in Cherokee, Ala., with Bruce Palmer officiating. Burial followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery. Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home was in charge of local announcements.
Mr. Collum died Monday, Nov. 26. He was a native of Colbert County, a member of the Mhoontown Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 910 A.F.M. Mr. Collum served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Collum, of the home; four sons, Michael Collum of Darlington, Terry Collum of Ardmore, Ala., Ronald Collum and Jackie Collum, both of Cherokee, Ala.; one brother, Ezell Collum of Newsome Springs, Ala.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 706 Pearl
St., Darlington, SC 29532.
REV. L. Z. FREEMAN
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Winburn Freeman of Hartsville; daughter, Angela (David) Braddock of Effingham; son, Laverne (Mary Ann) Freeman of Plant City, Fla.; sister, Louise Freeman of Camden; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Mission For Christ, P.O. Box 1588, Hartsville,
SARA E. GAINEY
Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca Clark and Penelope Ingram, both of Hartsville; son, Wilson E. Hunt; step-son, Alvin S. Gainey, both of Hartsville; step-daughter, Deborah Kirby of Rock Hill; two sisters, Betty Jean Ellis of Hursey, Pa., and Frankie Miller of Alexander, Va.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilson B. Hunt, and her second husband Clarence Bruce Gainey.
Memorials may be made to the Timberlake Baptist Church, 9850 Highway
707, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29588.
ERA MAE MOZINGO
Mrs. Gainey, widow of Frank Faile and R.C. Gainey, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001.Ê Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late John and Rosa Willis Lundy.Ê She was a member of Morven Baptist Church in Morven, N.C.
Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, Hazel "Buck" and Barbara
Faile of High Point, N.C., Carl and Suzanne Gainey of Monroe, Iowa, Ronnie
and Kim Gainey of McFarlan, N.C., Reese Gainey of Morven, N.C.; daughters,
Bernice F. Gilbert of Hartsville, Carolyn F. Brooks of Hartsville, Wandy
Gainey of McBee; brother, Robert Lundy of Hartsville; sister, Lucille Andrews
of Patrick;19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her son, Wesley Laverne Faile; daughter, Janice
Olivia Gainey; brother, Eugene Lundy; and sister, Corine O'Neal.
Mr. Norment died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001.Ê Born in Darlington, he was a son of the late Randolph McEachin and Sara Cole White Norment Sr.Ê He moved to Hartsville in 1954 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon, elder and treasurer for many years.ÊHe graduated from St. John's High School in Darlington and the University of South Carolina.ÊDuring World War II he served in the Army Air Force.ÊHe was employed with Sonoco Products Co. for 40 years and retired in 1984 as controller.ÊHe was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member and former president of the Damon Gun Club.
Surviving are his wife, Myrtle White Norment of Hartsville; daughter
and son-in-law, Nancy and Jim Money of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law,
Lou and Vicki Will Norment of Hartsville; grandchildren, Jennifer Money,
Paul Money, Daniel Money, Caroline Norment, Louis Norment; sisters, Bet
Phillips of Darlington, and Dale Mullinix of High Point, N.C.
LAURA H. PETERSON
JOSEPH K. FIELDS SR.
Surviving are his loving wife, Emma Rena Williams Field of the home;
four children, Joseph Fields Jr. of Washington, D.C., Carolyn F. (the Rev.
Johnny) Bush of Stamford, Conn., Jerry (Jennifer) Fields of Effingham and
Katina Fields of Columbia; eight grandchildren, Jimmy, Markee, Jenay, Joseph,
Justice, JaDira, Jeffrey and Henry; a special uncle, the Rev. James W.
(Celia) Kelly of Darlington; three aunts, Andrena Murray of Queensville,
N.Y., Dellie Jones of Darlington and Eugenia Freeman of Newark, N.J.; godchildren,
Frances (Ben) Muhammed, Dasia Gee; godmother, Ethel Davis; and a host of
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Jordan was born in Darlington, a daughter of Carolyn S. Steen of Hartsville and the late William "Bill" Isgett Jr. She was a certified nursing assistant. Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by one brother, Major David Keith.
Survivors include two sons, James T. "Travis" Jordan of Chesterfield
and Jimmy Jordan of Clyde, N.C.; one daughter, Stacy Lynn Bartlett of Monroe,
N.C.; mother, Carolyn S. Steen of Hartsville; two brothers, Charlie Ray
Keith and Chuck Jerome Keith, both of Society Hill; one sister, Kathy Fay
Smith of Society Hill; two grandsons, Timothy Wayne Jordan and Seth Scott
Jordan; and one godchild, Sierra Daniell Pope.
LILLIE MAE STAMEY
Surviving are her step-sons, Bruce Stamey and Roger Stamey, both of
Hartsville; stepdaughter, Rheda Felkel of Hartsville; sister, Juanita Conyers
of Hartsville; and 11 grandchildren.ÊShe was predeceased by a son,
Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001.Ê Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late William S. and Elsie Hall Johnson.ÊHe was retired from Sonoco Products Co. with 31 years of service and served in the U. S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Connie Sanderson of Harts-ville; nephews, Melvin
Perkins of Hartsville, Henry and Earline Perkins of Pine Ridge, S.C., James
and Pete Perkins of Dahlonega, Ga., William and Nancy Perkins of Dawsonville,
Ga., and Ronald and Char-maine Perkins of Hartsville.
W. MONROE BLACKMON
Mr. Blackmon died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001.Ê Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late William Bruce and Ellen Stokes Blackmon.ÊHe worked at Sonoco for 46 years, was a member of the Sonoco Old Timers Club, and a Veteran of W.W. II in the U.S. Navy.ÊHe was a member of the Lions Club, Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173, Omar Temple of the Shrine, and the Red Fez Club.Ê He was a charter member of West Hartsville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Keels Blackmon of Lynchburg, S.C.; son
and daughter-in-law, Wm. (Billy) and Miriam Blackmon Jr. of Columbia; and
brothers, Laurie Blackmon and Alvin Blackmon of Hartsville.ÊHe was
predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Bair Blackmon.
JAMES F. ODOM
Mr. Odom died Thursday, Dec. 13, in a Florence hospital. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late James Clarence and Ellie Hill Odom. He retired from Spring Mills after many years of employment. Mr. Odom was a member of the Indian Branch United Methodist Church. He enjoyed watching baseball.
He served in the Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was predeceased by his wife, Syble Rae Odom, who died in 1999.
Survivors include three daughters, Frankie (Russell) Davis and Ellie (Robert) Lemons, both of Darlington, and Theodora (Billy) DeWitt of Florence; two brothers, Bill Odom and Alvin Odom, both of Darlington; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Indian Branch United Methodist Church Building Fund.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
EVA H. DUNHAM
Mrs. Dunham died Saturday, Dec. 15. Born in Coolidge, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Lena Vinson Harris. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Boiling Springs and was retired from General Dynamics Corporation.
Surviving are her son, William C. Bounds of Riverside, Calif.; daughter, Sandra (Paul) Simmons of Hartsville; brother, Billy Harris of Alba, Texas; nine granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands, Claude Truman Bounds and Clyde Harris, and a son, Charles Truman Bonds.
Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge of local announcements.
JOHN D. GRIGGS
Mr. Griggs died Friday, Dec. 14, in a Florence hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Dorcus and Annie Gainey Griggs. He was a member of the Fellowship Assembly Church of Timmonsville. Mr. Griggs worked for East Coast Leasing Co. in Florence for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Griggs of the home; five sons,
David Griggs and Chris (Rachel) Griggs, both of Timmonsville, Ronnie (Lisa)
Griggs, Jimmy Yarborough and Richard Yarborough, all of Darlington; three
daughters, Barbara (Doug) Sweeney of Landsdale, Pa., Connie (Charles) Taylor
and Sherry (Ricky) Poston, both of Darlington; 12 grandchildren and four
CARRIE L. BRODERICK
Mrs. Broderick, wife of the late John F. Broderick, died Friday, Dec. 14, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, the daughter of the late Louis L. and Melissa Hicks Larymore. She was employed as a nurse for most of her life and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Maggie Barefoot of Darlington and Letha Richardson of Bishopville; four brothers, Cecil Larymore of Augusta, Ga., Russell Larymore of Charleston, Jennings Larymore and Willard Larymore, both of Darlington; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Broderick was preceded in death by a son, John Jennings Broderick.
JESSIE L. MYERS
LILA D. WELCH
Mrs. Welch, wife of the late, Reuben J. Welch, died Friday morning in her residence after an illness. She was born in Vance County, N.C., the daughter of the late John Dow and Ethel Newton Dean. She was a secretary and a homemaker and a member of Darlington Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are two sons, J. David (Florence) Welch of Bennettsville and
Andy Vance (Jan) Welch of Columbia; a daughter, Gloria Welch Lussier of
Florence; five grandchildren; and a sister, Onita Baxley of Lancaster.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and Donna Williams
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest K. and Linda O'Neal,
Roland O. and Gail O'Neal, all of Hartsville; daughter, Brenda O'Neal Rabon
of Camden; sisters, Edith Gooden Johnson, Lois Gooden Woods, all of Hartsville;
13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.ÊShe was predeceased
by her son, Jimmy O'Neal, and her brothers, Barney Gooden and Therlow Gooden.Ê
Mr. Easterling died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Joseph Kenneth and Viola Morrell Easterling. Memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, Rt. 6 Box 120, Hartsville, SC 29550. He was a member of Cedar Creek Batpist Church, a former member of the board of directors for Chesterfield County Hospital, and a veteran of W.W. II in the European Theater. He was a retired farmer and was married for 66 years.
Surviving are his wife, Alice Walters Easterling of Hartsville; sons, Joe D. Easterling and G. Wayne Easterling, all of Hartsville; sisters, Curtis Talbert and Cora Steinhauser, both of Hartsville, and Ola McLain of Patrick; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his children, Richard Allen Easterling, Alice
Jane Easterling; brothers, J. K. Easterling Jr., Carroll L., Colon and
Grover Easterling; sisters, Carrie Griggs, Ethel Johnson, Louise Huggins
and Annie Bell Loghing.
Surviving are his parents, Ron James and Patti Walker of Hartsville; paternal grandparents, Doris and Ervin Steen, Ronnie and Stephanie James, all of Hartsville; maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Donna McGee Jr. of Hartsville; paternal great-grandparents, Elbert and Sally James of Hartsville; maternal great-grandparents, Jimmy and Louiza McGee Sr., and Bertha Hodge, all of Hartsville; and maternal great-great grandmother, Lois Norris of Hartsville.
JESSIE LEE MYERS
Mrs. Myers was born in Sumter County, a daughter of the late Demon and
Millie Ann McCleod. She moved to Hartsville in the early 40's and was educated
in the public schools. She was married to Frank Myers for 45 years. They
moved to Newark, N.J., where they raised their three children as well as
several other children in the home. She worked as a head cook and supervisor
in the school system in Newark for 35 years. She retired in 1996 and she
and her husband returned to South Carolina. Mrs. Myers was a member of
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and while in Newark, she worshipped at the Wells
Cathedral Church of God in Christ. Survivors in addition to her husband,
Frank Myers of the home, are two daughters, Angela (William) Davis of Columbia
and Linda (Jack Hunter) Jackson of Hartsville; a son, Donnie Myers of Hartsville;
a sister, Ruby (Alexander Clark) Green of Fayetteville, Ga.; a step-brother,
Roy (Naomi) McIver of Detroit, Mich. and two grandchildren.
Surviving are her son, Bobby McManus of Thomasville, N.C.; sister, Nora M. Bullard of Hartsville.