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FRANCES DUKES
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.

Mrs. Dukes died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002.Ê Born in Florence County, she was a daughter of Bessie Langston Stewart and the late Franklin L. Stewart. She was a member of 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 her.

NORA E. BULLARD
Funeral services for Nora Ellen Bullard, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Middendorf Baptist Church.ÊThe Revs. Ed Griggs and Don Rhyne will officiate with burial in Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.Ê

Mrs. Bullard died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002.Ê Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late Will M. and May Belle Johnson McManus.ÊShe was a member of Middendorf Baptist Church.

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.

ALTON INGS
Funeral services for Alton "Wine-O" Ings will be held 12 noon Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Gilbert Hines Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 500 Howard St.

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
Funeral services for Mary Ella Ridges will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Isaac Johnson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Suedell and Hezekiah Robinson of 303 Magnolia Lane.

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
Funeral services for Jessie Willie Davis were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Pentecostal Assembly Holiness Church of Lydia with Bishop Joe Lewis Robinson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Darlington Memory Gardens, directed by Hines Funeral Home.

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
Funeral services for Cullen Hunter Todd, 84, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Griggs and Dr. Richard Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the Darlington Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Friday 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Todd died Wednesday, Jan. 9. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Harmon and Harriette Grantham Jones. She was a member of North Hartsville Baptist Church.

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, SC 29551.

JAMES THOMAS SR.
Funeral services for James Thomas Sr. , 84, will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Centerville A.M.E. Church with the Rev. J. L. Rouse officiating. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

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
Graveside services for Ophelia Currin Lance, 91, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at the New Market Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home. The Revs. Phillip Watford and Tommy Browne will officiate. Visitation will be this evening, Friday, from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

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.

DIANA CIUFFETELLI
HUNTSVILLE, Texas Graveside servcies for Diana Ciuffetelli, 54, were held in Lexington Cemetery with Reverend Clyde Acres, officiating.

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 nephews.

MARY SUE CROFT
SUMTER Funeral services for Mary Sue Coleman Croft, 86, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at the First Church of the Nazarene, Sumter, with the Rev. James Thrower and the Rev. G. W. Harrell officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, directed by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.

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
ARAB, Ala. Graveside funeral services for David Elmer Cothran, 95, formerly of Lamar, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Jan. 12, 2002, in Lamar Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Clark Carter and directed by Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel.

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.

Mr. Cothran was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Waters Cothran, who died Oct. 16, 1988.

PRESTON HUNTER SR.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Preston Hunter Sr., 72, formerly of Darlington, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, in a Washington D.C., hospital after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.

WILLIAM GOODWIN
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. Services for William Goodwin, 65, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Marks Funeral Home Chapel in Rockingham with the Rev. Joe Wilkes officiating.

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 of Kentucky.

MIKE JOHNSON
Funeral services for William Michael Johnson, 29, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Grover Johnson and Greg Batchelor officiated with burial in the church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Baptist Church Building Fund.

Mr. Johnson died Friday, Jan. 11. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of William M. and Vivian Freeman Johnson. He was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church and worked for Tadlock Drywall.

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
Funeral services for Wanda Campbell Harrison, 49, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Lakeview Baptist Church. The Revs. Richard Sawyer, Charles Boswell and Pat McKain officiated with burial in Elim United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

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
DARLINGTON Funeral services for Ruby Davis Suggs Plyler, 83, will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Indian Branch United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.

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.

AMOS SMITH
Funeral services for Amos Smith, 78, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at Lakeview Baptist Church.ÊThe Rev. Buddy Amerson officiated with burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1470, Hartsville, SC 29551.

Mr. Smith, widower of Helen Elizabeth Munn Smith, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2002.Ê Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late Caleb and Hattie Mae Outlaw Smith.

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.

KENNETH GREGORY
RUBY Funeral services for Kenneth Gregory, 47, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Chapel Hill Baptist Church.ÊThe Rev. Dean Parker officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.ÊMr. Gregory died Sunday Jan. 13, 2002.Ê Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Alfred Jefferson and Sallie Hicks Gregory.ÊHe was a good loving man and will be missed.

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.

HARLEY GAINEY
Funeral services for Junius Harley Gainey, 83, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, at North Hartsville Baptist church.ÊThe Rev. Ladell Humphries and the Rev. Dr. Richard Bailey officiated with burial in New Providence cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.ÊMemorials may be made to North Hartsville Baptist Church, 1117 Patrick Hwy., Hartsville, SC 29550 or Hospice of Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506.Ê

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.

DUB GLENN
Funeral Services for Walter M. "Dub" Glenn, Jr., 75, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at West Hartsville Baptist Church.ÊThe Rev. Tim Tomlinson will officiate with burial in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.ÊThe family will receive friends this evening, Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.Ê Memorials may be made to the West Hartsville Baptist Church Building Fund, 1003 West Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550

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.

WILMA BARKER
SOCIETY HILL Funeral services for Wilma Thurman Barker, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, at Society Hill Presbyterian Church.ÊThe Rev. Richard Banks will officiate with burial in Lorimor Cemetery, Winterset, Iowa.ÊBrown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge.ÊThe family will receive friends this evening, Wednesday from 6 to 7 at the funeral home.ÊMemorials may be made to the Society Hill Presbyterian Church or Lorimor Baptist Church.

Mrs. Barker died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002.Ê Born in Madison County, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Ada Moody Thurman.ÊShe attended the Society Hill Presbyterian Church.

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.

BEULAH MULLIS
Funeral Services for Beulah Pylant Mullis, 86, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at Lakeview Baptist Church.ÊThe Rev. Dr. Don Purvis will officiate with burial in Darlington Memory Gardens Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mullis, widow of Thomas D. Mullis, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002.Ê Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Luther Jackson and Elizabeth Floyd Pylant.

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.


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