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|CLAUDE F. MALOCH
SOCIETY HILL – Funeral services for Claude Franklin Maloch, 80, were held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in the Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow today, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. in Garland Cemetery, Garland, N.C., directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.
Mr. Maloch died Tuesday, Feb. 5, in a local hospital after an illness. He was born in Richmond County, N.C., and was the son of the late Lee and Minnie Jane Baldwin Maloch. He was retired from Darlington Veneer Mill. Mr. Maloch enjoyed woodworking and refinishing furniture.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Mudd Maloch of the home; two brothers,
Atlas Maloch of Waterboro and James Edward Maloch of Charlotte; one sister,
Frances Rickley of Michigan; two half-sisters, Versie Carson of Maryland
and Gracie Scarborough of Hillsborough, N.C.; and special friends, Thomas
and Judy O'Neal and Victoria Conyers, all of Society Hill.
PATRICIA L. BRYANT
Mrs. Bryant died Tuesday, Feb. 5, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Marlboro County, the daughter of the late Sherman and Ollie Rogers Robinson. She was an employee of Sherman Manufacturing for a number of years.
Surviving are a son, Harvey Eugene Rivers of Columbia; two daughters,
Cheryl Dean Rivers of Society Hill and Mrs. Kam (Donna Bryant) Harrell
of Darlington; three grandchildren, Eugene Freeman, Kamry Bryant Harrell,
and Austin Harrell; a brother, Bobby Robinson of Georgia; and two sisters,
Gertrude Roller of Lexington, N.C., and Margie Shaw of Cheraw.
KEITH M. TYNER JR.
Mr. Tyner entered into eternal rest the morning of Feb. 6. He was born July 8, 1923, in Hartsville, a son of the late Keith Mack Tyner Sr. and Dollie Nicholson Tyner. He was a retired Senior Chief in the U.S. Navy (23 years) and served in World War II and Korea. Mr. Tyner was a delegate for the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature, was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Charleston Rifle Club and the Fleet Reserve.
Surviving are his wife, Annie Putnam Tyner of North Charleston; a daughter
and son-in-law, Dollie T. (Randy) Pilson of Summerville; three sons, Mack
(Beth) Tyner of St. George, S.C., Robert E. Tyner and Byron B. Tyner, both
of North Charleston; three sisters, Mary Marivittori and Margie Tyner,
both of Columbia and Alice Benge of Lexington; seven grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren. His first wife, Frances Tyner, preceded him in
FANNIE E. SEGARS
ANN S. BAKER
Mrs. Baker died on Tuesday, Feb. 5. She was born on June 24, 1926, in Trumann, Ark. She was married to Bethel M. Baker, husband of 47 years, on Sept. 4, 1954, in Fort Worth, Texas. She moved to Texas in 1952, to Fort Worth in 1954, where she and her husband lived until they moved to Granbury in 1969. They later moving to Stephenville in 1998. She was a girl scout leader, active in DAR, former Regent, and charter member of Elizabeth Crockett Chapter. She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who delighted in her family, both near and far.
Survivors include her husband, Bethel M. Baker of Stephenville, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Pam Baker of Stephenville; daughter, Debra Foster of Palestine; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bert Gale of Wichita, Kan.; sister, Eula Render Harris of South Carolina; brother, Jessie E. Stewart of Hartsville; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many other loving relatives and friends.
PATRICIA L. BRYANT
ERNESTINE T. WALKER
Mrs. Walker died Saturday, Feb. 2, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Lee County, the daughter of the late Clarence Hugh and Lula Irene Parnell Tallon. She was married to the late James L. Joye and to the late Edwin L. Walker. Mrs. Walker worked as a postal clerk for 26 years before her retirement. She was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church and the Bernie Sue Sunday School class and Bessie Jeffords Circle of the church.
Surviving are two sons, Robert E. (Gloria) Joye of Lamar and James W. (Peggy) Joye of Hartsville; three step-sons, Lamar Walker and Melvin Walker, both of Bishopville, and Robert M. Walker of Lexington; one step-daughter, Ellen W. McKaig of Columbia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials maybe made to Lamar United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 555,
Lamar, SC 29069.
Mr. Brown died Tuesday, Jan. 29, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Florence, a son of Brooksie Daniels Bowen and the late Ralph Emmett Brown Sr. He was employed with Best Auto Sales of North, S.C.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Williams Brown of Swansea; two
sons, Daniel Emmett Brown and Tyler Luke Brown, both of Swansea; his mother,
Brooksie D. Bowen, and step-father, T. H. Bowen of Hartsville; two sisters,
Ann B. (Jason) Crowley and Susan Brown, both of Hartsville; one brother,
Carl Lyle (Winnie) Brown of Hartsville; five nieces and one nephew. He
was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Troy and Addie Daniels, and
his paternal grandparents, Lev W. and Julia Brown.
Mrs. O'Neal, wife of Ted O'Neal, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of Buck A. Dixon and the late Margaret Freeman Dixon. She was a member of Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Ted O'Neal of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law,
Michael Todd and Stacie Weldon of Patrick, two step-children, Johnny O'Neal
of Orangeburg and Chrystal O'Neal of Beaufort; daughter and son-in-law,
Angela W. and Eddie Tiller of Hartsville; father of Hartsville; brothers,
Donnie L. Dixon of Daytona Beach, Fla., Richard Dixon of Hartsville, Danny
Ray Dixon of Patrick; and five grandchildren.
LOUISE AMIS SMITH
Ms. Smith was the daughter of Ellison D. Smith III and Louise Coker Ewing. She attended Christ Church School and was a graduate of Wade Hampton High School and Winthrop College.
Surviving are her parents; brother, Ellison D. Smith IV; sisters, Adelia
Tuck Oliva and Laura Grove.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Becky Woodham, Charlene
and Walby Craven, Darlene and Lewis Watkins, all of Bishopville; grandchildren,
Cole Watkins, Reid Watkins and Hartley Craven.
RUBY E. TAYLOR
Mrs. Taylor, widow of Raymond F. Paquette and Smith R. Taylor, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002. Born in Lamar, she was the daughter of the late Asbury and Marie Adams Lloyd. Ruby Edelle loved working in her garden, and everyone in her community enjoyed her beautiful flowers. Her love for children was best shown through the past quarter-century at the annual Easter Egg hunt she hosted for her neighborhood.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Raymond F. and Catherine
Paquette Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; step-sons, Robert Taylor and Steve Taylor,
both of Myrtle Beach; brothers, Harold Lloyd of Darlington, Carlyle Lloyd
of Myrtle Beach; sisters, Annie Andrews of Winston-Salem, N.C., Helen Brock
of Logoff, Agnes Smith of Darlington; grandchildren, Ray Paquette of Florence,
Henry Paquette Witt of Scott AFB, Ill., Sharon Jones of Hartsville, Charles
Taylor of Darlington; 13 great grandchildren; a special friend and neighbor,
Pat Hall. She was predeceased by a son, Henry Asbury Paquette.
Col. Weaver died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002. Born in Florence, he was a son of the late David Wallace and Sue Lee Kelly Weaver. He lived and grew up in Hartsville. He was a 1955 graduate of The Citadel and received his master's degree from the University of Maryland. He was retired from the U.S. Army with a distinguished military career.
Surviving are his daughters, Pam Sawyer of Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Desiree Weaver of Frankfurt, Germany; grandsons, Astern Sawyer and Braden
Mr. Mangum died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002. Born in Columbia, he was a son of Nora Jones Mangum and the late Thomas Hall Mangum. He left this world after a short but valiant fight with cancer. He was much loved by his many friends and family members. True to the end was the love of his life, Sue Gainey, and Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Newman and family.
Surviving are his mother of Darlington; brothers, Rodger Mangum of Darlington, Charles McGuire of Willow Springs, N.C., Steve McGuire of Columbia; sisters, Rebecca Hopkins of Houston, Texas, and Sharon Holbert of Myrtle Beach.
CEPHAS C. HOWELL
Mr. Howell died Friday, Feb. 8, in a Darlington nursing home. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Wallace and Pauline Howell. He was a retired farmer, merchant and deputy sheriff. Mr. Howell served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He was a Shriner, Mason, Jolly Jeepster, charter member of Darlington Moose Lodge, member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of Indian Branch United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Clara Bell Hill Howell of Darlington; one daughter, Marilyn Hare of Lugoff; three grandchildren, Billy Mozingo of Aiken, Bunny Mozingo Kelly and Todd Mozingo, both of Darlington; one brother, Jack Howell of Hartsville; one sister, Ruth Odom of Darlington; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Indian Branch Building Fund, c/o Cecil James,
P.O. Box 224, Darlington, SC 29540.
EDNA B. THOMPSON
Mrs. Thompson died Thursday, Feb. 7, in her residence after an illness. She was born in Fairmont, N.C., the daughter of the late Roy and Mamie Smith Brewer. She was educated in the Florence County schools, was a homemaker and owner of a ceramic shop. Mrs. Thompson was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and was a Reach Out Leader and member of the Winsome Sunday School class.
Surviving are her husband, Billy A. Thompson of Darlington; two sons, David Thompson of the home and Gordon (Margie) Thompson of Darlington; two daughters, Terri Foster and Debbie (Glenn) Hanna, both of Darlington; four grandsons, Wayne Thompson, Neel Thompson, Billy Hanna, and Rusty Foster; one great grandchild, Blake Thompson; and two brothers, Charles "Buddy" Brewer of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Earl Brewer of Columbia. Also surviving is a special friend, Annette Baldwin.
Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by twins, a daughter, Sherry Thompson, and son, Terry Thompson; brothers, Bill Brewer and Bobby Brewer, and sisters, Marie Brewer, Louise McManus and Elizabeth B. Scarborough.
Serving are pallbearers were Rusty Foster, Wayne Thompson, Neel Thompson,
J. J. June, Wesley Watford and Jonathan Taylor.
JOHNNIE McNEIL SR.
JOHN B. HUTCHINSON
Mr. Hutchinson died Sunday, Feb. 10. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late John Charles and Ellen Gainey Hutchinson. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Evelyn Burden Hutchinson of Hartsville; four sisters, Maggie Howle, Katherine Rivers, Lenell Anderson, all of Hartsville, and Louise Pritchard of McBee; two brothers, James Grover and James Luther Hutchinson of Hartsville.
Memorials may be made to the Eastside Christian Academy, 911 East Home
Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550.
FANNIE E. SEGARS
Mrs. Segars died Saturday, Feb. 2, in Brooklyn, N.Y., after an illness. She was born in Marlboro County, a daughter of the late Willie and Penelope Cokely. She received her education in the New York City Public School System and was employed as a seamstress for many years in the clothing industry. She was a member of Nebo Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., and on the usher board and choir.
Surviving are five children, Charlene (Joseph) Knight, Cassandra (Leroy)
Conyers, Derry (Leslie) Segars, Louella (Desmond) Morris and Carlotta (Dale)
Segars-Cunningham; a brother, William Cokely; 18 grandchildren and seven
ROBERT W. JACKSON
Mr. Ellerbee, died Thursday, Feb. 7, in McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born May 3, 1952, in Darlington County, a son of Robert and Lillie Berta McDonald Ellerbee. He attended St. John United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Lamar High School.
Surviving other than his mother and father, both of Darlington, are
his wife, Carolyn Timmons Ellerbee of Hartsville; a son, Larry (Amelia)
Ellerbee of Florence; four sisters, Shirley (Aberon) Belin and Lorraine
Ellerbee, both of Hartsville, Shelby E. McElveen and Roxie Ellerbee, both
of Darlington; three brothers, Johnny (Mae) Ellerbee of Hartsville, Bobby
Ellerbee and Leroy (Evan) Ellerbee, both of New York, N.Y.; his paternal
grandmother, Sylvia Ellerbee of Greensboro, N.C.; and a host of nieces,
nephews and other close relatives and friends.
ROSA BELL BENNETT
JOHN JAY JAMES
Mr. James died Friday, Feb. 8.
The son of Kenneth McIver James and Sue Flinn James, Mr. James was born in Darlington County. He was a real estate broker and former farmer who served as auditor for Darlington County and chairman of the Agricultural Commission of South Carolina.
He graduated from St. John's High School in 1944. Knowing he would be six months shy of the legal age to enlist in the military upon graduation, Mr. James negotiated an agreement with his mother that she would sign the required permission form if he could, in fact, receive a high school diploma. In July, 1944, Mr. James joined the U.S. Marines.
From May, 1945 until the end of June, Mr. James participated in the final and largest land campaign in the Pacific War – the Battle of Okinawa. A member of C (Charlie) Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, the 18-year-old James fought at Kunishi Ridge, which has been called the last major engagement of the war against first-line, well-armed Japanese troops. Mr. James' unit bore the brunt of the eight-day fight for Kunishi Ridge, an experience, he said would always be with him. The battle was unique in the Pacific War for its large-scale aerial evacuation of casualties during the ongoing battle, the use of Sherman tanks as armored ambulances,and for the extremely rare employment of night attacks, practically unheard of the Pacific arena. Of Mr. James' company who assaulted Kunishi Ridge, seven survived. Later, Mr. James also served in Chinwangtae, China, as part of the occupation force.
Following the war, Mr. James attended the University of South Carolina, earning a B.S. degree in business administration in 1950. He was a member of the swim team, a member and officer of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and was inducted into the national honor fraternity, Blue Key.
After his marriage to Caroline Moore Orr of Atlanta, Ga., in 1950, he returned to Darlington where he owned and operated Long Marsh Farm for over 30 years becoming a respected leader in agribusiness both locally and nationally. He was appointed a member of the new S.C. Agricultural Commission in 1968 and appointed chairman in 1975. While chairman, he participated in the S.C. Trade Investments Mission to the Far East in 1976 and 1978. Mr. James also served as president and director of two national organizations: the American Yorkshire Club and the National Pork Producers Council. He held the same positions in several state organizations, including the S.C. Yorkshire Club and the S.C. Farm Bureau.
Locally, Mr. James was active in many business and community groups: the Darlington County Agricultural Society, Pee Dee Production Credit Association, Darlington County Development Board, Chamber of Commerce, Darlington County Farm Bureau, Kiwanis Club, and Pee Dee Area Big Brother Association. He was a founding member of the Men's Dance Club of Darlington and also enjoyed membership in the V.F.W., the American Legion, and the U.S.C. Alumni Association.
In 1983, Mr. James sold Long Marsh Farm and became a licensed real estate broker in N.C. and S.C. In 1990, he was appointed auditor of Darlington County, a position he held for two years.
A life-long member of the Darlington Presbyterian Church, Mr. James served as deacon and elder of the church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Caroline J. (Keith) Williamson of Hartsville, Susan S. J. (James) Mayer of Elliott City, Md., and Kyle B. James of Newman, Ga.; a sister, Sue J. Clarkson of Darlington; grandsons, Jeffrey F. Mayer, James S. Williamson, and Charles D. Williamson, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Mayer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Carolinas,
947 South Irby Street, Florence, SC 29501, Caroline Moore Orr Scholarship
Fund c/o Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC or Darlington Presbyterian Church,
311 Pearl Street, Darlington, SC 29532.
Surviving are his brothers, Frank Kelley of Hartsville, Heyward Kelley
of Florence, Robert Kelley of McBee, Jennings Kelley of Lugoff; and sister,
Martha K. Benson of Hartsville.
Mr. Sowell died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Watkins Sowell. He was a charter member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible class. He also was a member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173 and the Eastern Star Chapter #91. He was retired from Sonoco Products Company with 40 years of service and was a member of the Sonoco Old Timers Club and Sonoco Fireman's Club.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Katie Peele Sowell of Hartsville;
and son, Dr. Raymond C. Sowell Jr. of Garden City Beach.
WILLIAM E. WINGATE
HOWARD YARBOROUGH JR.
Mr. Yarborough died Thursday, Feb. 7, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Marie Jacobs Yarborough and the late Howard Yarborough Sr. He was educated in the public schools of Darlington County. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. He was a member of Faith Apostolic Holiness Church and was employed for many years at the Hartsville Oil Mill of Darlington.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Pastor Marie Yarborough Pooler and Elder Clarence Pooler of Dowington, Pa.; a wife, Hermenia Yarborough; four sons, Tyven (Stacy) Yarborough, LaHenry Yarborough, both of Darlington, Howard (Wanda) Yarborough III of Washington, D.C., and Anthony Yarborough of Timmonsville; five grandchildren; a sister, Ms. Patricia Huff of New York City; a brother, William "Sparky" (Edna) Yarborough of Darlington; an adopted brother, Archie (Modestine) Dargan; two uncles, Arthur Yarborough Jr. and Heyward (Bert) Yarborough; four aunts, Mrs. Blanche Yarborough, Mrs. Thelma Ellis, Mrs. Harcendia Jacobs and Minister Lizzie M. Jett; mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Graham; special cousins, Ms. Barbara Evans, Mrs. JoAnn Bonaparte and Mrs. Elizabeth Upson; and special friend Ms. Rose Coe.
The family is receiving friends at the home of a cousin, Barbara Evans of 534 Brockington Road, Darlington.