Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2000
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|LEVOY F. SHELLEY
Services for Levoy Fleming Shelley, 83, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2000, in Central Baptist Church with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring Street, Darlington, S.C., 29532. Mr. Shelley died Friday, July 14, in Wilson Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Marion County on Feb. 19, 1917. He was the son of the late Julius Monroe and Mary Brown Shelley. He retired from American Can Company, Dixie Cup, after 43 years of service, where he was supervisor of production. As a member of Central Baptist Church, he was a past deacon, church treasurer, and Sunday School teacher of the youth for 25 years. Mr. Shelley was also on the Variance Committee of the City Council in Darlington. As one of the founders of Dixie Federal Credit Union, he serves as its first president. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Abbott Shelley of the home; two sons, Abbott (Jane) Shelley of Latta, Perry (Doris) Shelley of Litchfield Beach; one daughter, Jane Shelley McWhite of Columbia; one brother, Curtis Shelley of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two sisters, Leila Byrd of Florence, Fleetwood Locklair of Lamar; four grandchildren, Scott McWhite, Al McWhite, Rebecca Shelley Foxworth, and Kelley Shelley; one great-grandchild, Dyllon McWhite and two special friends, Lavern Isgett and Kenneth Bryant of Darlington.
Services of Kathleen Wicker Grinnell, 93, of Darlington, were 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment in Grove Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Grinnell died Friday, July 14, in a local nursing home after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, the daughter of the late Walter T. and Janie Outlaw Wicker. “Cash” as she was affectionately known, lived her entire 93 years in Darlington, where, for most of those years, she owned and operated a beauty shop. She was a lifetime member of Darlington Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Charles A. Grinnell, preceded her in death. Mrs. Grinnell is survived by a daughter, Doris G. Watterworth and a son-in-law, Bruce Watterworth, both of Darlington; one grandson, Charles G. Watterworth of Columbia; two great-grandchildren, Jay Watterworth and Jeffrey Watterworth, both of Goose Creek and a nice, Peggy H. Sprague of Florence.
D. F. SIMS
Dr. Danton Franklin Sims, 84, died Friday, July 15, 2000. Memorials may be made to the Thornwell Children’s Home, Clinton, S.C., directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Dr. Sims was born in Winder, Ga., a son of the late Fayette Luther and Olevia Chandler Sims. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as an x-ray technician in the Medical Corps. He worked as a chiropractor in Hartsville for many years and was also a free-lance writer for various local newspapers. Surviving are his wife, Anita McPherson of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law, Fayette L. and Billie J. Sims of Greenville; daughter, Jenny S. Tansil of Columbia; sisters, Ouida Herndon of Atlanta, Ga., Anita McElhan-non of Winder, Ga.; and two grandchildren, David Sims and Sarah Sims.
RUTH F. CURTIS
Services for Ms. Ruth Ford Curtis were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, in Round O Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael McMillian, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Mrs. Curtis died Wednesday, July 5, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Eletha Green Curtis. She was a graduate of Mayo High School and continued her education at South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, where she earned a B.S. degree and master’s degree. She taught in Darlington County public schools for 43 years from which she retired. She was a member of Round O Baptist Church where she served as a faithful member of the Missionary Society and the Kitchen Committee. Survivors include her daughter, Ms. Ruth “Althea” Curtis of Darlington; a son she reared, Samuel C. Curtis of Darlington; four grandchildren, Arbriella N. Curtis, DeJon A. Curtis, April S. Curtis and Rodney M.R. Brunson, all of Darlington; special niece, Elouise Mason of Darlington, special cousin, Janie Samuel Johnson of Hilton Head; special friend, Mable E. Jones of Richmond, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph “Doc” Curtis and Santee Curtis.
Services for Mattie McCray Amos were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, in Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Cynthia V. Brown, pastor. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington. Mrs. Amos died Monday, July 10, in a Hartsville nursing home after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Lizzie Sellers. She was widow of Ernest Amos. She was a lifetime member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church. Mrs. Amos was a graduate of Mayo High School and Morris College, Sumter, where she received her B.S. degree. She was a public school teacher in Darlington County School District from which she retired after approximately 85 years of service. Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mary Amos and Mrs. Armenda Bradley, both of Franklin, Tenn.; nieces, nephews, cousins and dedicated neighbors.
LEE E. MACK SR.
Lee Ernest Mack, Sr. died Monday, July 17, 2000, in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 534 Hunter Drive.
MARGARET M. ERVIN
Services for Evander McIver Ervin, 85, of Florence were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church of Florence. Interment followed in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Kistler Funeral Home. Mrs. Ervin died on Thursday, July 13, at her residence. She was born in Spartanburg, S.C. and was the daughter of the late Joseph Wilkins and Margaret Ravenel Mansfield. Mrs. Ervin taught school in Darlington County and was a homemaker for her family. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Florence. Mrs. Ervin was predeceased by her husband, Evander McIver Ervin in 1983 and by her brother, E. Ravenel Mansfield in 1985. Survivors include four daughters, Margaret Ervin (David) Parr of Newberry, Ida Ervin (Alva) Whitehead of Florence, Agnes Ervin Wiles of Columbia and Penn Ervin (Thomas) Grove of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Agnes Adger Mansfield of White Rock, Elizabeth Ravenel Mansfield of Florence and Josephine Mansfield (Mickey) McGuire of Greensboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren, David Boyd Parr Jr., Ravelnel Parr Goldbold, Mary Nance Parr Joseph, Dr. Alva Weaver Whitehead Jr., Maria Whitehead McKibbon, Evander McIver Ervin Whitehead, Henry Edmund Ravenel Whitehead, Michael Thomas Grove, Ervin McIver Grove; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Montreat College, Montreat N.C. or to the First Presbyterian Church of Florence Mission Fund.
Services for Rosie Campbell Gilbert, 67, were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Arthur Zawislak officiated with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Gilbert, widow of James L. (Babe) Gilbert, died on Thursday, July 13, 2000. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late James Duncan and Mary Wilkes Campbell. She was a member of Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from MAFCO. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Cliff L. and Lisa Gilbert of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Charles Broach of Hartsville, Janet and Charles McGuire of Willow Springs, N.C.; sister, Molley Stafford of Chesterfield; and seven grandchildren.
CHARLES MUMFORD SR.
Services for Charles “Charlie” Mumford Sr., were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Jerusalem Baptist Church with interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. Mr. Mumford died Thursday, July 13, in Charleston after an illness. Born in Darlington County, he was one of 12 children of the late Fred and Sylvia Backus Mumford. He was reared on the farm during his early life and later was employed with the Old Bleachery before his employment with Klopman Textile Plant of Society Hill, where he worked until his retirement in 1977. He maintained a lifetime membership in Jerusalem Baptist Church and served seven days a week with efforts to maintain a beatiful structure on clean grounds. He was a faithful servant of his church and served in many capacities, Sunday School Teacher, member of the choric, Prayer leader and Senior Deacon. He was also a member of the Mt. Rona Masonic Lodge #348. He was predeceased by all his siblings. Survivors include three sons, Ronald (Beulah) Mumford and Gerald (Jeanette) Mumford, both of Hartsville and Cleveland (Ann) Mumford of Tacoma, Wash.; two nieces, Willette Toney of Hartsville and Annie Mae Wingate of Darlington; one nephew, Leroy Mumford of Philadelphia, Pa. and a host of very dear friends.
Services for Edward Graham, of Darlington, will be held at 3 p.m. today, July 19, 2000, at New Hopewell Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Graham, 61, died Saturday, July 15, at his home after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late James and Annie Mills Graham. He received his education in Darlington County public schools and attended New Hopewell Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Hunter of Darlington; two daughters, Joe Ann McFarland of Society Hill and Betty Lisney of Queens, N.Y.; a son, James Graham of Hartsville; a step-daughters, Paulette McCall of Hartsville; seven step-sons, Toney Hunter, Matine Hunter, Ivory John, Andie Graham and Bryan Graham, all of Darlington, Larry Johnson and Paul Hunter, both of Hartsville; six sisters, Mae Dot Lee, Louise Graham, Mary Ann Graham and Ininian Graham, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Geraldine Graham of Hartsville and Dianne Kelley of Florence; five brothers, Harvey Graham of Brooklyn, N.Y., Jimmy Graham, Ray Graham, Archie Zimmerman and George Zimmerman, all of Hartsville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. John Hunter died Monday, July 17, in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.
Services for Angela “Angie” Byrd Horton, 29, were held at 5 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Rev. Jona-than Behler and Milton Bradshaw will officiate with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorial may be made to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Mrs.Horton died Friday, July 14. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of Malcolm and Barbara Warren Byrd. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and was employed with Winn-Dixie Pharmacy. Surviving are her husband, Robert Horton of Patrick; father and mother of Patrick, brother Roger (Kim) Byrd of Patrick; niece, Bethany Byrd; paternal grandmother, Geneva C. Byrd of Patrick; maternal grandmother, Fodie Warren of Hartsville; father-in-law, Jamie L. Horton of Jefferson; sisters-in-law, Deborah Morris of Cassatt, Wanda Deese of Rock Hill and Marilyn Clark of Jefferson.
DORIS K. NORTHCUTT
Services for Doris King Northcutt, 79, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, at West Hartsville Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Thomlinson and Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Mrs. Northcutt was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late James Hilton and Vivian Newsom King. She was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church, Woodman of the World, Eastern Star and Kings Sunshine Tours. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Byrnes Smith of Hartsville; one son and daughter-in-law; Michael and Brenda Northcutt Sr.; one daughter in law, Debbie Northcutt Galloway, all of Hartsville; six grandchildren, Nan Johnson, Tina Ferrence, Michael Northcutt Jr., Ronald R. Northcutt Jr., Emily Northcutt, all of Hartsville and Tonya Northcutt of Richmond, Va.; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Samuel Northcutt; sons, Ronald Ray Northcutt Sr. and Donald Wofford Northcutt and brother, Raiford King Sr. Memorials may be made to West Hartsville Baptist Church Building Fund or Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.
MARY E. RUBIN
Services for Mary Ella Rubin were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Eugene Thomas, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Mrs. Rubin died Tuesday, July 4, in a Florence hospital after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Viola Boseman and Waymom Simmons. She was the widow of Willie Rubin. She was a life member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was the Mother of the church. Survivors include a special cousin, Louise Baccus of Darling-ton; three nieces, Helen (Hey-ward) Derry of Darlington, Sarah Ervin of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Lula Ervin of White Plains, N.Y.; four nephews, Rev. Waymon (Senora) Mumford, Abe (Prophet Mittie) Mumford, Sam (Princola) Mum-ford and James (Serena) Mum-ford, all of Florence; and other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services for Josey “Bud” Lee were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles K. Wilson, pastor and Brother Levern Kirkland Sr., officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Mr. Lee, 96, died Saturday, July 1, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Lee County, a son of the late Arthur and Minnie Jackson Lee. At an early age, he joined Sandy Grove United Methodist Church and remained a member throughout his life. Survivors include four sons, Ulysses Lee and Carnell Lee, both of Baltimore, Md., Lawrence (Jannie) Lee of Hopkins and Lonnie Lee of Lamar; seven daughters, Mrs. Fostine (James) Jarmon, Ms. Pandora Phillips, both of Baltimore, Md., Ms. Yvonne Lee of Columbia, Miss Florence Scott of Darlington, Velencia Lee, Ms. Rudell Lyde and Ms. Naomi (Napolean) Carter, all of Lamar; one brother, Winston (Mary Ellen) Lee of Timmonsville; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Services for Henry Bachelor Randolph, 77, of Darlington, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Randolph was born in Johnston, S.C., the son of the late Henry and Delma Rhoden Randolph. He received his B.A. in pharmacy from the University of South Carolina where he was president of Pi Kappa Phi in 1948. He was an active pharmacist for 51 years. Mr. Randolph served his country in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific. He had many interests and was involved in many civic and professional organizations and was an active member of the Lions Club. He was instrumental in the organization of the Pee Dee Pharmaceutical Association and remained an active member. Surviving are five children, Mike (Kay) Randolph of Florence, Russell Randolph of Nantucket, Mass, Beth (Gary) Brock of Ruby, Lee (Sydney) Randolph of Darlington and Josie (Paul) Solomon of Pawley’s Island; one grandson, Henry Solomon;and his former wife and deer friend, Jo Alice McMillan Randolph. Memorials may be made in care of Trinity United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 16, Darlington, S.C. 29540 or to Epworth Children’s Home, P.O. Home, P. O. Box 50466, Columbia, S.C. 29550.
Services for Marie G. Griggs, 93, will be held at 5 p.m. today, July 21, 2000, at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Homer Hinson and Ed Griggs officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Griggs, widow of Frontus Clio Griggs, died Wednesday, July 19. Born in Darlington County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Alexander and Letha Mixon Gainey. She was the oldest member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and for many years the caretaker of the church. After the death of her husband, she was in charge of the cemetery for many years. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest R. and Mary Dell Griggs of Bishopville; daughters and son-in-law, Margaret and Robert Winburn of Hartsville and Virginia Barfield of Patrick; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-granchildren. She was predeceased by sons, Curtis and Hollis Griggs.
JUDITH D. SHORTER
Services for Judith Dianne Shorter, 54, were held at 2 pm. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church at 1629 W. Palmetto St., or to Carolina Hospice at 947 S. Irby St. Miss Shorter was born in Florence, daughter of Raleigh Wilburn and Bertha McElveen Shorter. she was a 1964 graduate of McClenaghan High School and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Surviving are her parents of the home; one sister, Priscilla Shorter (Roy L.) Bowers of Hartsville; two nieces, Kathryn Bowers (Chris) Wells of Weston Fla. and Celeste Bowers (Joel) Harris of Hartsville; great niece, Katy Wells of Weston, Fla.; aunt and uncle, Travis W. and Dotsie Shorter of Florence.
Services for John Hunter, 56, were 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2000, in St. James Holiness Church with burial in New Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Hunter died Monday, July 17, in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Preston and Idela Graham Hunter Sr. He was a graduate of Rosenwald High School. Mr. Hunter was a member of St. James Holiness Church and retired from Delta Mills after 28 years of service. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Benjamin Hunter of Society Hill; two sons, Jonathan Hunter of Bennettsville and Johntavis Hunter of Society Hill; three sisters, Lillian (James) Bodrick of Society Hill, Nettie (Joe) Gant and Magnolia (Otis) Little, both of Hartsville; six brothers, Robert Hunter and James (Earline) Hunter, both of Society Hill, Jerome Hunter of Hartsville, Preston Hunter Jr., George Walter Hunter and Franklin Hunter, all of Washington, D.C. and grandchildren.
ETTA M. GASKINS
Services for Etta Modeen Walters Gaskins, 89, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Prospect United Methodist Church with Rev. Bud Boatwright, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorial may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, 2236 Bethlehem Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550. Mrs. Gaskins, widow of Andrew Jackson Gaskins, died Tuesday, July 18. Born in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Annie Louise Morris Walters. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church and Prospect United Methodist Women. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, William A. (Bill) and Betty Gaskins of Hartsville; grandsons, Andy Gaskins of Hartsville, Byron Gaskins of Kingstree; great granddaughter, Kayla Gaskins. She was predeceased by a son, Harl Gaskins.
Services for Christine Hayden Gainey, 70, will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 21, 2000, at the Clyde Church of God with Rev. Wallace Strickland officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Gainey died Wednesday, July 19. Born in Shelby, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Royal Benjamin and Mary Etta Atkinson Hayden. She was a member of Clyde Church of God. Surviving are her husband, Baxter Gainey of Hartsville; four sons and daughter-in-law, Carrol and Kim Gainey, Wayne and Patsy Gainey, Don and Gail Gainey and Ben Gainey, all of Hartsville; three brothers, Frank Hayden of Norfolk, Va., Ernest Hayden of Ruby and Bobby Hayden of Hartsville; three sisters, Kathleen H. Cassidy, Zuline Fales, Frances Gainey, all of Hartsville; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
LEE E. MACK SR.
Services for Lee Ernest Mack, Sr., were held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2000, in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. Mr. Mack was born in Darlington County, a son of 10 siblings of the late John and Eva Parrott Mack Sr. He was educated in the public schools of Darlington County, graduating from Butler High School with the class of 1945. After spending his early life farming in various communities of the County, he was later employed with Sonoco Paper Products Company for 41 years before his retirement on June 39, 1988. He played baseball with several local teams during his prime years and later organized the “Hartsville Blues”, a baseball team that he managed and coached for more than 30 years. He also organized the “Hartsville Steelers” a football teams that managed and coached for many years as well as the Church of God softball team for more than five years and he sponsored a community based small fry, “Mack Attack” basketball team. He was first a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and later was a member of the Church of God in Hartsville, being a Sunday School teacher and was a member of the pulpit committee and was Senior Deacon. A son, (Clinton “Bobo”) Mack preceded him in death. Survivors are four daughters, Janice (Alton) McDaniel-Taylor and Angela (Tyrone) Blakney, both of Hartsville, Joyce M. Wheeler, Brenda (Freddie) Goodson, both of Lamar; six sons Lee Ernest (Janice) Mack Jr., Jackie (Teresa) Mack Sr., Andrew Michael (Renee) Mack, Larry D. (Chellie) Mack, all of Lamar, Isaac (Bridget) Mack and Glenn K. (Brenda) Mack of Hartsville; a brother, James W. (Lerlene) Mack of Lydia; a brother-in-law, Thomas (Floritha) Douglas of New York, N.Y.; daugher-in-law, Gloria Mack of Hartsville; son-in-law, Randy Wheeler Sr. of Hartsville; four sisters-in-law, Herlene Mack, Sadie Mack, Katie Mack and Modestine Mack; 33 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Antrown Witherspoon died Tuesday, July 18, 2000. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Genella, Southpark Apts., N-2.
C. RALPH BRANCH
Services for Chesley Ralph Branch, 71, were held at 5 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2000, at Middendorf Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Griggs, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Middendorf Baptist Church, 4955 Middendorf Church Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550. Mr. Branch, husband of Judy Catoe Branch, formerly of Middendorf Community, died Thursday, July 20. Born in Turner County, Ga. He was a son of the late C. B. and Laura Parham Branch. He was retired from Armour & Company and was a restaurant owner. Surviving are his wife of Jacksonville, Fla., daughters and son-in-laws, Beth (Robert) Bradley of Orange Park, Fla. and Lisa (Terry) Anderson of St. Augustine, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Services for Margaret Nowlan Bedenbaugh, 53, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2000, from the chapel of Norton Funeral Home. Mrs. Bedenbaugh died July 21. Born in Guilford County, N.C., she was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Fields and the late Dr. F. B. Nowlan. She was a member of PALS and Twitty United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Bob Bedenbaugh from Hartsville; two sons, Mark D. Semino and Drake Semino, both of Columbia; two brothers, F. B. Nowlan Jr. from High Point, N.C. and Richard Scott Nowlan from Pleasant Garden, N.C.; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 105, in Columbia, S.C. 29204.
Services for Cora L. Jones Hoffman, 90, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Middendorf Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Griggs, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorial may be made to Middendorf Baptist Church, 4955 Middendorf Church Road, Hartsville, SC 29550. Mrs. Hoffman, widow of LaCoaste Hoffman, died Friday, July 21. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Emma Steen Jones. She was a member of Middendorf Baptist Church. Surviving are her son, Nickey K. Hoffman of Hartsville, three daughters, Carolyn (Charles) Walters of Camden, Judy Barr and Mirian Jean Bailey, both of Florence; three sisters, Edell Johnson, Mary Johnson and Eloise Bullard, all of Hartsville; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by a daughter, Eunice Kissiah; a son, Bobby L. Hoffman and grandson, Tony L. Hopkins.
BECKY G. FAYED
Graveside services for Sarah Rebecca (Becky) Griggs Fayed, 32, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Carroll Hall officiating, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Fayed, wife of Harbi Fayed, died Saturday, July 22. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of Billy Griggs and Sara Byrd Griggs. Surviving are her husband of Hartsville; father and mother, both of Hartsville; brother, John N. Adams of Hartsville; nieces, Vera Ann Griggs, Emily Diane Adams and Tyler Adams. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph E. Griggs.
MASTER BILLY HUGHES
Graveside services for Master Billy Hunter Hughes, who died on Thursday, July 20, 2000, were held on Saturday, July 22, at 10 a.m. in Brown Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Patrick, directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Master Hughes was born in Florence, a son of Shannon Maria Byrd and Don Richard Hughes Jr. Surviving are his parents, Shannon Byrd and Don R. Hughes Jr. of Florence; one brother, Tyler Roscoe of the home; Maternal grandparents, Mike and Janie Byrd Rivers of Hartsville, and the late Billy J. Byrd.; Paternal grandparents, Don R. and Peggy Odom Hughes Sr. of Wadesboro, N.C.; and great-grandparents, Sadie Mae Byrd of McBee, Margaret Chisholm of Patrick, and H.E. Hughes of Troutman, N.C.
Woodrow Lincoln, of Society Hill, died on Thursday, July 20, 2000, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville after an illness. Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home.
Services for Madeline Watkins Mitchum, 70, will be held this morning at 11 a.m. July 24, 2000, at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. David Myers, officiating, Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Mrs. Mitchum was born in Chesterfield County, the daughter of the late Henry and Stella Mae Sowell Watkins. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church and was a retired nurse. Surviving are three sons and daughter-in-laws, Bill (Jenny) Waktins and Harvey T. (Linda) Watkins, both of McBee and Lynn Watkins of Camden; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband, K. S. Mitchum; one daughter, Madeline H. Blackwell; one grandson, Glenn Blackwell and one sister, Margie Hilton. Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund at Route 1, Box 235, McBee, S.C. 29101.
LILLIAN W. WARREN
Mrs. Lillian W. Warren, 91, of Darlington, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in a local nursing home after an illness. Services were held on Friday, July 21, 2000, at 4 p.m. in the Clyde Church of God at Pineridge. Burial followed in the Clyde Church of God Cemetery, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Mrs. Warren was born in Society Hill and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Dora Weatherford Wallace. She was a member of the Clyde Church of God. Mrs. Warren was predeceased by two sons, Richard and James Tadlock; four sisters, Ola Mixon, Leila Ezzell, Pearl Atkinson, Edith Wells; and two brothers, Charlie Wallace and Brooks Wallace. Survivors include one d aughter, Jeanette (Andy) Crimminger of Florence; three sisters, Ethel Tadlock of Darlington, Vermelle Gainey and Annie Stephens both of Hartsville; 15 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Clyde Church of God Building Fund, 1813 Catawba Springs Drive, Hartsville, S.C., 29550.
Antrown “Head” Wither-spoon (17) of Hartsville died on Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at his residence. Services were held at 1 p.m. on Satur-day, July 22, 2000, at Nazareth Apostolic Church in Centerville Community. Bishop V. M. Davis, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home of Hartsville. Antrown was born in Hartsville, a son of Linda Witherspoon and Roscoe Brunson. He first attended Washington Street Elementary School, later Hartsville Junior High School and was currently a rising senior at Hartsville High School. “Head” as he was affectionately called was a member of the wrestling and track team for his school. He was currently working at BoSmith Furniture Company of Hartsville. Survivors in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Genella Witherspoon and LaTashia Witherspoon, both of Hartsville; brothers, Akeem Witherspoon and Dwayne Witherspoon, both of Hartsville; stepfather, Randy Jeffery; grandmother, Jannie Mae Brunson of Hartsville; aunts, Brenda Witherspoon, Ethel Brunson, Maggie Brunson and Stephinal Wither-spoon, all of Hartsville; and uncles, Jerry (Dorothy) Wither-spoon, Ricky Witherspoon, Isaac Moore, Lewis Brunson, all of Hartsville, and Ronnie Brunson of Darlington.
MARGARET F. HIRST
Margaret Fagan Hirst of Norfolk, Va., died on Thursday, July 20, 2000. She was a native of Hartsville. She was born on March 27, 1923, in Hamlet, N.C., to the late James Vernon Fagan and Emma Bethune Fagan. She attended Winthrop College and graduated from Coker College. During W.W. II she served in the Marine Corps in San Francisco where she attained the rank of sergeant. It was there she met her husband, Julian F. Hirst. They were married on May 11, 1946, in Hartsville, after which they lived in Virginia. Survivors in addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Richard M. Fagan of Hartsville; three children, J. Terry Hirst of New York City, David Townshend Hirst of Virginia Beach, Va., and Jane Hirst Green of Altavista, Va.; and three grandchildren, Townshend Fagan Hirst, Emma Elizabeth Green, and Margaret Addison Green. She was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret Fagan Hirst. In lieu of flowers, the family request that gifts be sent to the Margaret Fagan Hirst Fund at the Blue Ridge Regional Library, P.O. Box 5269, Martinsville, Va. 24115. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning in Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.