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Funeral services for Frances Stewart Dukes, 57, will be held at 11 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Lakeview Baptist Church.ÊThe Rev. Charles Boswell will officiate with burial in Evergreen Cemetery in Sumter, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Gene Dukes Sr. of Hartsville; sons and daughter-in-law,
Del and Amy Dukes Jr. of Trinity, N.C., Dan Dukes of Hartsville; daughter
and son-in-law, Susan and Kris Berry of San Clemente, Calif.; mother of
Effingham; sister, Elizabeth Gray of Sumter; grandchildren, Heather Dukes,
Kalob Berry, and Rebekka Berry.ÊHer brother, Frank Stewart, predeceased
NORA E. BULLARD
Surviving are sons, Blease Bullard Jr. and William K. Bullard, both
of Middendorf; daughters, Ruth B. Tuten of Hartsville, Gracie Mae Locke
of Lancaster, Annie Sue Bullard of Middendorf, Patricia Bullard of Homestead,
Fla.; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.ÊShe
was predeceased by a daughter, Mary E. Franklin.
Mr. Ings died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Hartsville, a son of Clarence and Emma Lou Toney Ings. He was educated in the public schools of Darlington County.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, are a daughter, Monday Bishop
of Hartsville; two brothers, Larry (Trenia) Ings of Hartsville and Charles
(Linda) Ings of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Maedonia Wilds and Barbara
Witherspoon of Hartsville; and three grandchildren.
MARY ELLA RIDGES
Mrs. Ridges died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born in the Hartsville community, a daughter of the late Clarence Ridges and Corine Jones. She was educated in the public schools and worked as a cook with the Beacon Restaurant in Hartsville. She first was a member of the Liberty Hill Holiness Church and later became a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Survivors are three daughters, Suedell (Hezekiah) Robinson, Brenda L.
Ridges and Catherine J. Wingate, all of Hartsville; three sons, Ronnie
(Lurlean) Ridges of Darlington, Michael (Sharon) Ridges of St. Joseph,
Mich., and Leon Ridges of Columbia; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Griffin
of Nappa Valley, Calif., and Carrie Bell Jones of Boston, Mass.; 27 grandchildren;
and 14 great-grandchildren.
JESSIE WILLIE DAVIS
Mr. Davis was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Emmanuel and Rosa Williamson Davis. He was educated in the public schools of Darlington County. He worked as an auto mechanic and also worked at the Hartsville Cotton Mills, Sloan Construction building bridges, and later Fisher Boating Company building motors. He was married to Johnnie Lucille Williams. One sister, Mattie Davis Robinson, predeceased him.
Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Lucille Davis of the home; five
sons, Bennie (Karin) Davis and Chandler Davis of Hartsville, Michael (Lisa)
Davis of Darlington, Sylvester (Cassandra) Davis of Lamar, and Eric (Jeanette)
Davis of Timmonsville; two daughters, Brenda (Clement) McCall and Wanda
(Rob) Henderson, both of Columbus, Ga.; an adopted son, Curtis Williams
of Ft. Lewis, Wash.; four brothers, James (Barbara) Davis of McBee, Mack
(Joyce Ann) Davis of Camden, Charles (Dr. Vera Mae) Davis and Lonnie (Lucretia)
Davis, both of Hartsville; four sisters, Annette (Bishop Leon) McDonald
and Sylvia Ray (Raymond) Williams, both of Hartsville, Alice Mack of Darlington
and Lillian Johnson of New York, N.Y.; and another brother-in-law, Bishop
Leroy Robinson of Hartsville.
CULLEN H. TODD
Surviving are her husband, H. B. Todd of Hartsville; four sons, Paul R. Hunter Sr., Allen M. Hunter, James Rhen Hunter, Cullen Eugene Hunter Sr., all of Hartsville; nine grandchildren, Paul Hunter Jr., Allen Hunter Jr., James R. Hunter Jr., Cullen Gene Hunter Jr., Shawn Futrell, Debbie Munn, Courtney James, all of Hartsville, Gennie Handmaker of Atlanta, Ga., Candice Hunter of Myrtle Beach; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Drawer 1377, Hartsville,
JAMES THOMAS SR.
Mr. Thomas died Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Morrell Memorial Convalescent Center after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Maggie Thomas. He received his education in the public schools of Darlington County and was a member of Centerville A.M.E. Church.
Surviving are his wife, Annie Mae Cooks Thomas of Hartsville; four daughters,
Mary Ann (Pastor Sam) Brooks of Darlington; Joann Jones and Sarah (David)
Dennis, both of Paterson, N.J., and Barbara (Edgar) Rivers of Columbia;
two sons, James (Lula Mae) Thomas Jr. and Cecil (Lillie Mae) Thomas Sr.,
both of Hartsville; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and a host
of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.
OPHELIA C. LANCE
Mrs. Lance died Wednesday, Jan. 10. She was born in Granville County, N.C., a daughter of the late Egbert and Evie Sherman Currin. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was owner of Raleigh Road Nursery in Fayetteville for many years.
Surviving are a daughter, Sue Morrison of Hartsville; a sister, Edna Papoone of Raleigh, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Terry E. Morrison and Al Morrison, both of Hartsville.
Memorials may be made to the Lake Robinson Rescue Squad or New Market Church.
Ms. Ciuffetelli died Saturday, Dec. 29, after a long illness. Born in White Plains, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Evelyn McBride Ciuffetelli of Lexington, N.C., and Dario Ciuffetelli of Bowie, Md.
Surviving are two brothers Kenneth Ciuffetelli and Johnny Ciuffetelli,
two sisters, Carolyn and Sandy Beasley of Hartsville; four nieces and four
MARY SUE CROFT
Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 1010 N. Guignard Dr., Sumter, SC 29150 or to a charity of one's choice.
Mrs. Croft, widow of Thomas Clifford Croft Sr., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at McLeod Memorial Hospital in Florence. She had been a resident of Commander Nursing Home for the past five years. Born in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Isaiah and Agnes Drucilla Weaver Coleman. She was a lifetime resident of Sumter County and was a faithful and beloved member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Sumter, for more than 50 years. Her steadfast witness for Jesus Christ was an inspiration to her children and all who knew her.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas C. and Carole P. Croft Jr., of Hartsville, Carl J. and Patricia H. Croft of Sumter, and C. Edwin and Maria L. Croft of Florence; two daughters and sons-in-law, Iris M. Croft and Richard Wood of Sumter and F. Marilyn and Dr. Richard C. Inabinet of Columbia; four granddaughters, Deborah Oelze of Homestead, Fla., Dr. Carla Croft of London, England, Catharine Croft of Portland, Ore., and Allie Inabinet of Columbia; six grandsons, Vincent Croft of LaGrange, Ga., William Croft of Sumter, Thomas Croft of Charlotte, N.C., Edwin Croft Jr. of Columbia, Daniel Croft of Arlington, Va., and Christopher Inabinet of Florence; a grandstep-son, R. Wayne Lewis of Florence; five great-grandchildren, Eric and Erin Oelze of Homestead, Fla., Ashlynn and Caitlynn Croft of LaGrange and Taylar Croft of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Lota C. McIntyre of Columbia; more than 100 nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers Clarence and Ollie Coleman and by sisters,
Hattie Hodge, Janie Browder, Cora Kirby, Della King and Beulah Guess.
DAVID E. COTHRAN
Mr. Cothran died Wednes-day, Jan. 10, in Marshall Medical Center North in Alabama after an illness. He moved to Arab, Ala., in 1991 to be with his family. He was a former delivery carrier for the Florence Morning News and The State newspapers in the Lamar area.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Julian and Barbara Cothran of Arab; grandchildren, Michael Sean Cothran of Arab, Daniel Scott Cothran and wife, Jessica Allen, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Kristen Anna Cothran, Joel Andrew Cothran, and Laurel Elizabeth Cothran, all of Arab.
PRESTON HUNTER SR.
Mr. Goodwin died Saturday, Jan. 12, at Britthaven of Hamlet. He was born in Richmond County, a son of the late James and Bessie Honeycutt Goodwin. He was a retired mechanic.
Survivors include two brothers, Bobby Goodwin and James Richard Goodwin
of Rocking-ham, and two sisters, Joyce Griggs of Hartsville and Gail Anderson
Surviving are his wife, Susan Wilson of Hartsville; two sons Brandon
Michael Johnson and Cameron McNeil Johnson, both of Hartsville; a daughter,
Blair Huggins of Hartsville; mother and father both of Hartsville; sisters
and brothers-in-law, Lynette and Brooks Tadlock, Michelle and Jeff Caddell,
all of Hartsville; paternal grandparents, Sarah Outlaw Johnson; maternal
grandparents, Sarah Hicks Freeman; three nephews and a niece.
WANDA C. HARRISON
Mrs. Harrison died Friday, Jan. 11. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur James and Doris Dampier Campbell. She was a graduate of Coker College and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.
Surviving are her son, Hoyt Harrison IV of Hartsville; daughters, Annie
Harrison and Natalie Harrison, both of Hartsville; brother and sister-in-law,
James R. and Gloria Campbell of Hartsville; sister, Helen C. Stokes of
Hartsville; and a grandchild, Carter Harrison, of Hartsville.
RUBY SUGGS PLYLER
Mrs. Plyler died Tuesday, Jan. 15, in a local hospital. She was born in Darlington County, the daughter of the late Kenneth Alvin and Eva Hill Davis. She was a member of Indian Branch United Methodist Church and the Lottie McSwain Sunday School Class. Mrs. Plyler was retired from James River, Inc. She will be remembered by her family as a wonderful mother, grandmother and wife. Mrs. Plyler also enjoyed fishing.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dossie Suggs, in 1964, and her second husband, Hugh Plyler, in 2000.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth (Barbara) Suggs of Darlington; two daughters, Bobbi (Billie) James of Columbia and Bonnie (Glenn) Best of Sumter; one step-son, Jerry (Debbie) Plyler of Hartsville; one step-daughter, Jean (Walter) Harris of Hartsville; one sister, Claudia D. Odom of Darlington; 28 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials are requested to be made to the Indian Branch UMC Building
Fund, c/o Cecil James, P.O. Box 224, Darlington, SC 29540.
He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran of W.W. II, the Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173, and a Charter Member of the Rescue Squad. He worked for Sonoco for 41 years, was a member of the Sonoco Old Timer's Club, and a Charter Member of North Hartsville Baptist Church.
Surviving are his children, Evelyn (Charles) Dampier and Jennings (Grace)
Smith of Hartsville and Teresa Smith of Charleston; six grandchildren,
Chuck (Bobbie) Dampier of Hartsville, Scott (Elizabeth) Dampier of Gastonia,
N.C., Paige (Jason) Webster of Hartsville, Jenanne Smith of Hartsville,
Jim (Michelle) Huggins of San Diego, Calif., and Terri Beth Huggins-Tarpley
(Robert) of Charleston; and seven great-grandchildren, Andy Dampier, Anna
Stanley, Tanner and Emily Webster, Chelsea and Katie Huggins, and Elissa
Tarpley; and a special friend, Etha Mae Alford.
Surviving are his wife, Violet Crowley Gregory of Ruby; son, Kenny "Barney"
Eugene Gregory of Ruby; daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda Gregory and Joey
Lett of Patrick, Donna Gregory and James Jordan of Patrick; brothers and
sister-in-law, Jimmy Lee and Elaine Gregory of Ruby, Randy Gregory of Hartsville,
Tommy Gregory of Pageland; sister, Annette Gregory Watford of Oates; grandchildren,
Cody Jordan, Kelsey Jordan, Trey Lett, Dylan Lett, and Kaitlyn Lett.ÊHe
was predeceased by his sister, Vermell Peach, and his brother, Billy Gregory.
Mr. Gainey, widower of Geneva Mae Gainey Gainey,Êdied Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002.Ê Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Junius Cleveland and Maybell Boseman Gainey.ÊHe was a charter member of North Hartsville Baptist Church and was retired from the Darlington County School System.ÊHe was a World War II veteran and a POW and was involved in the Battle of the Budge.
Surviving are his wife, Esther Griggs Gainey of Hartsville; son and
daughter-in-law, Mike and Jan Gainey of Greenville; daughters and sons-in-law,
Evelyn G. and Gary Wilson Steen, Jearldine G. and John Lorraine Tolson,
and Zelda G. Hendrix all of Hartsville; sister, Vivian Gainey of Hartsville;
grandchildren, Randy Steen, Sharon Brunson, Ginger King, Ricky Steen, Tracy
Tolson, Ryan Hendrix, Adam Hendrix, Tyler Hendrix, Josh Gainey, Justin
Gainey and Stephanie Gainey; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grand-children.
He was predeceased by two sons, Eugene Gainey and Darrell Gainey, and a
sister, Mattie Lee Gainey.
Mr. Glenn, widower of Nellie Hale Glenn, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002.ÊBorn in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Walter M. and Minnie Roberts Glenn, Sr. He was a charter member of West Hartsville Baptist Church, Past Master of Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173, a Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Omar Shrine.ÊHe was one of the first organizers and a coach of Dixie Youth Baseball in Hartsville.
Surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Craig King of
Hartsville; daughters, Deborah Jaudon Matthews of Macon, Ga., Cynthia Glenn
Thompson of Hartsville; nephew, Carpenter King of Hartsville; nieces, Susan
and Annette Glenn of Augusta, Ga.; grandchildren, Anthony G. Thompson Jr.,
Amanda T. Lowell, both of Hartsville, Christopher M. Matthews and Katie
E. Matthews, both of Macon, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Dalton Lowell, Fletcher
Lowell, and Hannah Elaine Thompson, all of Hartsville.
Surviving are her husband, Norman Barker of Society Hill; son and daughter-in-law,
Dr. Gary and Pat Barker of Society Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis
and Larry Morrissey of Carmel, Ind., Patti and Dick Boggess of Newton,
Iowa; sister, Erma McDonald of Osceola, Iowa; grandchildren, Linda Morrissey,
Jon Morrissey, Jacqie Boggess, Amy Boggess, John Barker, Kelly Galloway,
Michael Smith, Marie Hatchell, Sereata Luckey, Eric Barker, Shalonda Barker,
Amanda Barker, Christina Barker, Christopher Barker, Zachary Barker, Jacqueline
Barker, and Cheyenne Barker.ÊShe was predeceased by her brothers,
Lester Thurman, Orvie Thurman, Everett Thurman, Leonard Thurman, Chester
Thurman, and her sisters, Mabel Thurman and Beatrice Fay Thurman.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Earl W. and Susan Mullis of Hartsville; daughters and son-in-law, Mina M. Lofland of Clayton, Del., Erika M. and Gregory K. Weinacht of Ladson, S.C.; sister, Mae Dell Plyant Jernigan of Winter Park, Fla.; brother, Franklin E. Pylant of Statesboro, Ga.; grandchildren, Nancy Mullis Shepard of Hartsville, Michael E. Mullis of Leesville, S.C., William W. Mullis of Hartsville, Earl Robert Lofland of Clayton, Del., Malinda Donielle Weinacht of Goose Creek, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Cameron Shepard, Jason Shepard, Jessica Shepard, Lindsey Mullis, Timothy Mullis, Tyler Mullis, Ethan Mullis, all of Hartsville, and Dameon Weinacht of Goose Creek.