Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries

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MADELINE DuBOSE
DARLINGTON Graveside funeral services for Madeline Goodson DuBose, 59, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, in Lamar Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mrs. DuBose died Tuesday, Jan. 15, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Greenville, daughter of the late James N. and Catherine Fields Goodson Sr. and was married to the late Glenn DuBose Jr. She was employed by the Darlington County Voter Registration Board and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Scott (Terri) DuBose and Lee (Tina) DuBose, both of Darlington; one daughter, Peggy D. Stokes, also of Darlington; four grandchildren, Langley Scott DuBose, Cody Glenn DuBose, Joshua Daniel Stokes and Jessica Rene Stokes; two sisters, Mrs. Randy (Betty Jean) Bryant and Mrs. George (Barbara) Tisdale, both of Darlington; and one brother, Jimmy (Joy) Goodson, also of Darlington.

Memorials are suggested to Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring Street, Darlington, SC 29532.

QUEEN EMMA DuBOSE
Funeral services for Queen Emma Williams DuBose will be held 12 noon today, Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in Northminister Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery of Hartsville, directed by Hines Funeral Home.

Mrs. DuBose died Tuesday, Jan. 15. She was born in Darlington County, the daughter of the late Johnnie and Amy Simons Williams. She attended Northminister Presbyterian Church and New Free Hope Independent Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Sophie D. (Leon) Babridge; grandson, Kevin L. Babridge Sr.; great-grandsons, Kevin L. Babridge Jr. and Karl C. Babridge; a special niece, Jeannette Span of Hartsville and nephews.

HATTIE MARSHALL
Funeral Services for Hattie McKay Marshall, 72, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at Wesley United Methodist Church.ÊThe Rev. David Surrett will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.ÊThe family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.ÊMemorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund, 145 E. College Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550.

Mrs. Marshall, widow of George A. "June" Marshall, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002.Ê Born in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late James Farley and Stella Mae Jones McKay.ÊShe was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the Rosa Lee Circle.ÊShe was retired as a registered nurse and was a member of Bay Leaf Garden Club.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Al and Janice Marshall of Hartsville, Chris and Jan Marshall of Columbia; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and James Davis of Colleyville, Texas, Debbie Morrell of Hartsville, Cindy and David Seagle Hartsville; Beth and Tommy Weir of Simpsonville; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Clarence Perkins of Florence; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

WANDA LYNN HOWLE
Funeral services for Wanda Lynn Skipper Howle, 49, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Lakeview Baptist Church.ÊThe Revs. Charles Boswell, Don Purvis and Jim Kelley will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.ÊThe family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.Ê Memorials may be made to the Lakeview Baptist Family Center Fund.

Mrs. Howle died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002.ÊBorn in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late W. Jack and Ray Johnson Skipper.ÊShe was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church, co-teacher of Loving Hands Sunday School Class, group leader of Koinonia WMU, member of the Benevolence Group, choir member and soloist.ÊShe was owner and operator of Wanda Lynn's Friends Day Care Center and past president of Northwood Subdivision Garden Club.

Surviving are her husband, C. Wayne Howle of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Wayne "Chad" and Rovon Howle of Hartsville; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel LeGette and Gene Morton of Jacksonville, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, James Timothy "Tim" and Melanie Skipper of Hartsville; sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Jim Kelley of Jacksonville, N.C.; grandson, Charles Wayne "Chason" Howle III; nieces and nephews, Olivia Ray Skipper, Joshua Kelley, Sarah Kelley, Ben Kelley.

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

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 Pylant 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.

JAMES PARROTT
DARLINGTON Funeral services for James Cecil "Bully" Parrott will be 3 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, in St. James United Methodist Church with the Rev. James E. Moore, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooper Cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.

Mr. Parrott died on Monday, Jan. 14 at the home of his sister, Ms. Georgia M. James, after a long illness. He was born in Darlington, a son of the late Willie and Marie Mingo Parrott. He attended Darlington County schools and was a life member of St. James United Methodist Church. He lived most of his life in Darlington where he was employed by Bonnoitt's Feed and Seed until his health failed.

Survivors include four children, James Anthony Parrott of Columbia, Mrs. Tonya (Brian) Davis of Jacksonville, Fla., Calvin Bernard (Barbara) Parrott of Mt. Pleasant, and Ms. Rita Parrott of Gainsville, Fla.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Parrott and Thomas (Marcella) Parrott, both of New York City; three devoted sisters, Ms. Georgia M. James, Ms. Marie Ruth, Ms. Gertrude Rogers, all of Darlington; adopted sisters, Ms. Pearl Brewer of Hartsville, Ms. Aileen DeLoach and Ms. Ruth Johnson, both of Darlington; three aunts, Mrs. Emily Booker, Mrs. Gertrude Harold and Mrs. Alice L. Walker, all of Darlington; nieces and nephews.

The family is receiving friends at the home of his sister, 409 Syracuse St., Darlington.

HATTIE B. HENDRIX
DARLINGTON Funeral services for Hattie B. Hendrix will be held at 1 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. D. L. Hughes, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Faith Memorial Gardens, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hendrix was born in Lexington, S.C., a daughter of the late Berley and Lina Hayes Johnson. She was the widow of George Hendrix. She was a loyal member of Macedonia Baptist Church for 64 years where she served in many capacities. She was predeceased by a son, George Hendrix.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Karen H. Nunley (Edgar), George B. Hendrix (Lynn), Glenn F. Hendrix and Susan M. Marshall; eight great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

SALVATORE M. SORISI
Funeral Mass for Salvatore M. Sorisi, 90, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Karl Roesch, officiating. Burial will be in the Darlington Memory Gardens, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Sorisi died Wednesday, Jan. 16. He was born in New York, N.Y., a son of the late James and Anna Gambino Sorisi. He was a retired baker, member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree.

Surviving are his wife, Florence Schmidt Sorisi of Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Andrea Spafford of Bradenton, Fla.; two brothers, Andrew Sorisi of Long Island, N.Y., and Joseph Sorisi of Florida; one sister, Evelyn Lambert of Arizona; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 363 N. 5th St., Hartsville, SC 29550.

PRESTON HUNTER SR.
DARLINGTON Funeral services for Preston Hunter Sr., 72. will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, in New Hopewell Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mr. Hunter died Tuesday, Jan. 15, in a Washington, D.C., hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Press and Margaret Graham Hunter. He received his education in the public schools of Darlington County. Mr. Hunter was first a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church and after moving to Washington, D.C., he became a member of Shinning Star Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Senior Choir and a member of the deacon board.

Mr. Hunter was employed with Safeway Warehouse with 38 years of service.

Surviving are seven daughters, Elenora Benjamin, Margaret (Mitchell) Flynn, Jacquline (Mack Jr.) Williamson, Joyce (Billie) Sanders and Selena Slater, all of Darlington, Vallaree Hunter of Hartsville and Mary Hunter of Charlotte, N.C.; three sons, Ervin (Elizabeth) Smith and Billie Hunter, both of Hartsville, and Willie Hunter of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Magnolia (Otis) Little of Hartsville, Nettie (Joe) Grant of Darlingotn and Lillian (James) Bodrick of Society Hill; five brothers, Robert Hunter and James (Earline) Hunter, both of Society Hill, Frank Hunter and Jerome Hunter, both of Darlington, and George Hunter of Washington, D.C.; 28 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

DELORES K. JAMES
DARLINGTON Funeral services for Delores Kennedy James, 50, were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, in Christ Temple Holiness Church with Elder Wesley Belin,, pastor, and Elder Kenneth Hicks officiating. Burial followed in Cooper Cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home in Darlington.

Ms. James died Tuesday, Jan. 15, at her residence after an illness. She was born in Darlington, a daughter of Martha Washington Kennedy and the late Sam Kennedy. She was the widow of Jesse James. She was educated in the Darlington County public schools and was employed at Oak Haven Nursing Home in Darlington for a number of years.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Martha Washington Kennedy Capers of Darlington; a son, Marvin (Giovonnia) Kennedy of Darlington; three grandchildren, Alexis Miles, Wynter and Shoquelle Kennedy; two step-daughters, Angela Johnson and Trina Dickie; one step-son, Cameron (Velendra) Gregg, all of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Sam (Hannah) Kennedy and Robert (Shelia) Kennedy, both of Florence, and Nathaniel (Lorraine) Kennedy of Darlington; two sisters, Ms. Barbara (Religh) Brown of Florence, Ms. Rosa Lee (Harold) Dubose of Darlington; two step-sisters, Ms. Shirley Capers and Mrs. Charlie Mae Capers, both of Darlington; a step-brother, Thomas Capers of Alabama; a special niece, Diane (Robert) Singleton of Darlington.

A son, Christopher Kennedy, preceded her in death.

GERALD W. LINTON
Funeral services for Gerald Wayne Linton, 44, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 23, 2002, at the Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Ronnie Caulder and Edwin Luther officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville Chapel.

Mr. Linton was born in Chesterfield County, a son of Iona Mae Linton and the late George Linton. He was a graduate of Davidson County Community College. He served in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his mother of Hartsville; three sisters, Billie (Afton) Amerson of Kannapolis, N.C., Helen (Johnny) Pitman and Charlotte LInton, both of High Point, N.C.; three brothers, David (Lohoma) Linton of Thomasville, N.C., George (Tammy) Linton and Luther (Billie) Linton, both of Kannapolis, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.

RANDY C. KEITH
SOCIETY HILL Funeral services for Randy Carroll Keith, 47, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Welch Neck Baptist Church with the Revs. Tom Rutan and John Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Creek Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville Chapel.

Mr. Keith died Sunday, Jan. 20. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Eliose Oakley Hicks and the late Clarence Monroe Keith. He was employed with J.A. Jones Co.

Surviving are his mother of Society Hill; two brothers, Clarence Alvin Keith of Bleaton, Va., and Larry D. Keith of Society Hill; three sisters, Everlyn J. Adams of Darlington; Melinda K. Hall and Judy K. Hall, both of Society Hill; two step-brothers, Joe Moree of Hartsville and Henry Moree of Society Hill; two step-sisters, Betty J. James and Shirley M. Freeman, both of Cash.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas H. Keith.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Pee Dee.

EVA K. ODOM
DARLINGTON Funeral services for Eva K. Odom, 89, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Interment followed in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Odom, wife of Alston Odom, died Saturday, Jan. 19, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, the daughter of the late Liston and Bannie Knotts. She was employed by Nytronics for a number of years and was a member of Indian Branch United Methodist Church.

Surviving are seven sons, Hubert Odom, Weldon Odom, Bobby Odom, Barry Odom Lee Odom and Dusty Odom, all of Darlington, Danny Odom of Latta; two daughters, Margie Dennis and Myrna Asaro, both of Darlington; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

JANIE MAE GANDY
DARLINGTON Funeral services for Janie Mae Edwards Gandy were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, in Round O Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael McMillian, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gandy died Thursday, Jan. 17, in a Columbia hospital after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late, Willie and Alma Sawyer Edwards. She was the widow of Henry Gandy Jr. She attended the Darlington County public schools and was a life member of Round O Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving include two daughters, Rosemary (Larry) Bailey of Columbia and Janice Gandy Preston of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Larry (Gloria) Gandy of Darlington and Teddie Gandy of Columbia; one sister, Mrs. Alma Edwards of Darlington; four brothers, James Edwards of Darlington, Eugene (Clara) Edwards of Society Hill, Marion Edwards of Florence and Robert (Ann) Edwards of Connecticut; six grandchildren, Livanga Gandy, NahShann Hudson, Nickoles Hudson, all of Charlotte, N.C., Amber Gandy and Jhameka Johnson, both of Darlington and Larry Gandy Jr. (deceased); three great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Carrie Lee Johnson; nieces and nephews.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 209 W. McIver Road, Darlington.

WILLIAM CARL TEAL
Funeral services for William Carl Teal, 83, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Brown Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Mr. Teal died Friday, Jan. 18. He was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Lee and Rosa Gainey Teal.

Surviving are his wife, Aileen Huggins Teal of Hartsville; two sons, William Harvey (Bennie Lou) Teal of Hartsville and Buck (Bernice) Teal of Patrick; four daughters, Helen (J.D.) Perdue, Ethelene Tyner, Evelyn (Larry) Hemminger, all of Patrick, and Peggy (Roy) Hill of Society Hill; one step-son, James (Betty) Adams of Atlanta, Ga.; three step-daughters, Mildred Lunn, Jeanette (Wayne) Gainey, Jewel (Jimmy) Campbell, all of Hartsville; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Hobie Tyner Teal; a daughter, Louise Teal; a sister, Amanda Teal and a grandson, William Coleman Teal.

Memorials may be made to Brown Springs Baptist Church Building Fund.

CHARLES E. HORTON SR.
Funeral services for Charles Edwin Horton Sr., 75, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Zion United Methodist Church in Pageland. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home. The Revs. Billy Osborne and James Beck Jr. officiated.

Mr. Horton died Friday, Jan. 18. He was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Vernie J. and Hattie Dunn Horton. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. He was a Mason in Chesterfield County and was a member of Gideon International.

Surviving are a son, Charlie Horton of Pageland; a daughter, Judy Lyles of Hartsville; brother, Johnny Horton of Jefferson; a sister, Estelle Thompson of Columbus, Ga.; six grandchildren, Stacy Horton of Jefferson, Justin Lyles, Josh Lyles, Jordan Lyles, Jody Lyles, Jake Lyles, all of Hartsville; one great-grandchild, Zan Horton of Jefferson; dedicated special friend, Leroy Robinson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy J. Horton.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, Rt. 4, Pageland, SC 29728.

WILLIAM J. SWINEY
SOCIETY HILL Funeral services for William J. Swiney, 79, were held at 2:30 p.m. in Bethesda Baptist Church with the Rev. Byron Wilson, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.

Mr. Swiney died Thursday, Jan. 17, at his residence after an apparent heart attack. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Henry and Dicy Timmons Swiney. He was educated in Darlington County public schools. Mr. Swiney was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Williams Swiney of Society Hill; a daughter, Ethel Swiney Ellis of East Orange, N.J.; three sons, Ronald Swiney of Peachtree City, Ga., Guy (Jo Ann) Swiney and Craig (Yolanda) Swiney, both of Mountclair, N.J.; three sisters, Alma Hackett and Gladys Watkins, both of Montclaire, N.J., and Ethel Gillian of Mechanicsville, Va.; two brothers, Edward Swiney of Bloomfield, N.C., and Gordan Swiney of Irvington, N.J.; an uncle, Robert (Ruth) McCall of Cheraw; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.


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