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
Services for the Rev. L. Z. Freeman, 68, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 7, 2001, at the Mission For Christ Church with the Revs. Ernest Dunn and Ken Sturgeon officiating. Burial will be in the Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Norton Funeral Home.

Rev. Freeman died Tuesday, Dec. 4. He was born in Montgomery County, N.C., a son of the late Peter L. and Emmie Edwards Freeman. He was the Founder and Pastor of Mission of Christ Church since 1986.

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, SC 29551.
 

SARA E. GAINEY
Services for Sara Ellis Hunt Gainey, 79, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Lakeview Baptist Church. The Revs. Charles Boswell, Don Purvis and Rocky Purvis will officiate. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be tonight, Friday, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mrs.Gainey died Wednesday, Dec. 5. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Julian and Mary Elizabeth Johnson Ellis. She was a member of Timberlake Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach.

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
Era Mae Mozingo, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001.ÊBrown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home will announce funeral plans later.ÊThe family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.Ê
 

RUBY GAINEY
Funeral services for Ruby Mae Lundy Gainey, 84, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel.ÊThe Revs. Bill Whitlow and David Worthington will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.ÊThe family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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.
 

RANDOLPH NORMENT
Memorial services for Randolph McEachin Norment Jr., 79, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church.ÊThe Rev. Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins and Dr. Jim Daniels will officiate.ÊBrown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge.ÊThe family will receive friends Saturday following the service in the Memorial Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 122 W. Home Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550.

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
Mrs. Laura Holloman Peterson died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, at her residence after an illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 515 Hunter Drive.

JOSEPH K. FIELDS SR.
DARLINGTON Funeral services for Joseph Kelly Fields Sr. were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Melvin Mack officiating, and the Rev. D. L. Hughes, pastor. Burial followed in Darlington Memorial Cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Mr. Fields died Friday, Dec. 7, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington, a son of the late Columbus and Carolina Kelly Fields. He attended the Darlington County public schools. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a deacon and a member of the senior choir. He was employed by Nucor Steel of Darlington from which he retired in 1991 and later was employed by the Darlington County School District as a custodian.

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.
 

JANICE JORDAN
CHESTERFIELD Funeral services for Janice Evelyn Jordan, 49, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Harris Creek Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

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
Funeral services for Lillie Mae Yarborough Stamey, 80, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel.ÊBishop Cliff Barfield, Bishop Deani Edwards, Bishop Henry Keith, and Jackie Jones officiated with burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.ÊMemorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 181 East Evans St., Suite 206, Florence, SC 29506-5502.

Mrs. Stamey, widow of Dale B. Stamey, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001.Ê Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Edwards Yarborough.

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, Ernest Edwards.
 

VYRON JOHNSON
Funeral services for Vyron P. Johnson, 63, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel.ÊThe Rev. Tim Cole will officiate with burial in Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery

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
Graveside services for W. Monroe Blackmon, 86, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Florence.ÊThe Rev. Jim Ridenhour will officiate, and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge.ÊMemorials may be made to the First Church of God of Reformation, Box 386, Hartsville, SC 29551.

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
DARLINGTON Funeral services for James Franklin Odom, 76, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, in the Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Indian Branch Cemetery.

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
BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. Graveside services for Eva H. Dunham, 81, will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 19, 2001, at Good Shepherd Memorial Park. The Revs. Ben and Dora Gafford will officiate directed by Eggers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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
TIMMONSVILLE Services for John D. Griggs, 73, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, in the chapel of Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Burial followed in Florence Memorial Gardens.

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 great-grandchildren.
 

CARRIE L. BRODERICK
DARLINGTON Services for Carrie Larymore Broderick, 80, were held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Darlington directed by Belk Funeral Home.

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
TIMMONSVILLE Mrs. Jessie L. Myers died on Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home.
 

LILA D. WELCH
DARLINGTON Services for Lila Dean Welch, 73, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Interment followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

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.
 

LOUISE MURPHY
Mrs. Louise Murphy, 75, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.
 

HARRY GRIFFIN
McBEE Harry Griffin died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.
 

CECIL WILLIAMS
FLORENCE Graveside services for Thomas Cecil Williams, 51, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, in the Florence National Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville.Ê

Mr. Williams died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001.Ê Born in Florence County, he was a son of the late Thomas Cecil and Pauline Goodrich Williams.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Cecil and Donna Williams of Jefferson.
 

LUCILLE DIXON
Graveside services for Lucille G. O'Neal Dixon, 77, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Piney Plains Baptist Church Cemetery withÊthe Rev. Larry Melton officiating directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.Ê

Mrs. Dixon died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001.Ê Born in Chesterfield County, she was daughter of the late James P. and Henrietta Poston Gooden.

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
 

ALLEN EASTERLING
Graveside services for Allen Easterling, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. Homer Hinson and Ed Griggs will officiate with burial directd by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

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.
 

JOSHUA JAMES
Graveside services for infant Joshua Anthony James will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, in Piney Plains Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Marco Kelley will officiate and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge.ÊThe family will receive friends Wednesday after the service at 4 p.m. at the Steen home, 2826 Whitehall Lane.

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
Services for Jessie Lee Myers will be held at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 21, 2001, in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Rev. Edward J. Squire, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home.

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.
 

JUDY SMITH
Memorial services for Judy M. Smith, 81, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 21, 2001, at Middendorf Baptist Church. The Rev. Ed Griggs will officiate with Brown-Pennington-Atkins in charge. Mrs. Smith, widow of Arthur W. Smith, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late William K. and Mabelle Johnson McManus. She was a member of Middendorf Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Bobby McManus of Thomasville, N.C.; sister, Nora M. Bullard of Hartsville.


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