Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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KEITH MULLIS

Services for Keith Mullis, 33, were held at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Dickerson officiating with burial in Westview Memorial Park. Mr. Mullis died Monday, July 24. Born in Hartsville, he was a son of Faye Knight Mullis and the late Max M. Mullis. Surviving are his daughter, Candace Brooks Mullis of Hartsville; his mother of Hartsville; two sisters, Linda Faye Mullis, and Maxine (Paul) Johnson; niece and her husband, Tina (Lee) Newsome also of Hartsville.

DEWEY O誰EAL

Services for Dewey O誰eal, 63, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000 at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Carroll Hall, Robert Barr and Milton Bradshaw, officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Mr. O誰eal died Monday, July 24. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Leslie W. and Blanche Vivian Johnson O誰eal. He was retired as a self-employed electrician. Surviving are two sons, Larry (Danette) O誰eal and Jerry O誰eal, both of Hartsville; three brothers, Alfred O誰eal and Cecil O誰eal, of Hartsville and Leslie O誰eal of Rock Hill; three sisters, Eloise Eden of Charleston, Juanita McElveen and Frances Barker, both of Hartsville; and four grandchildren.

SARAH LAFFERTY

Graveside services for Sarah Howle Lafferty, 90, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Magnolia Cemetery, with Rev. Bud Boatwright, officiating, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Pee Dee. Mrs. Lafferty, widow of Wilbur L. Lafferty, died Tuesday, July 25. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late James Wiley and Daisy Morris Howle. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a retired farmer. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Faye L. (Frank) H. Smothers of Hartsville; two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren

EARL LEINDECKER

Graveside services for Earl T. Leindecker, 70, of Columbus, Ga., will be held today, July 28, 2000, at Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. David Myers and Rev. Charlie Short, officiating, directed by Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville. Mr. Leindecker was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late John E. and Elizabeth Easton Leindecker. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from the Army with more than 20 years of services. He retired from the Muscogee County School system after more than 20 years, where he was an elementary school teacher. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife, Sybil King Leindecker of Columbus, Ga. formerly of McBee; one brother, Richard E. King of McBee; one brother-in-law, Richard E. King of McBee; two sisters, Bernice L. Speer of Orlando, Fla. and Mary Jane Bradt of Zelienople, Pa. and one brother, John T. Leindecker of Calif.

HUGH B. PLYLER

Services for Hugh B. Plyler, 80, of Darlington, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, in Indian Branch United Methodist Church. Burial followed in White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, between Jefferson and Pageland, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Mr. Plyler was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late George William and Frances Irene 迭enia Ogburn Plyler. He was a member of Indian Branch United Methodist Church and the men痴 Sunday School class. Mr. Plyler was retired from Sonoco after 41 years and was a member of the Sonoco Old Timers Club. Survivors include his wife, Ruby D. Plyler of the home; a son, Jerry W. (Debbie) Plyler of Hartsville; one step-son, Ken (Barbara) Suggs of Darlington; one daughter, Shelby Jean (Walter) Hartis of Hartsville; two step-daughters, Bobbie (Billy) James of Columbia and Bonnie (Glenn) Best of Sumter; one sister, Mable (Alton) McCaskill of Bethune; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Indian Branch United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 224, Darlington, SC 29540.

WOODROW LINCOLN

Services for Woodrow Lincoln, 85, were 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2000, in New Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Lincoln died Thursday, July 20, 2000 in Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was educated in Darlington County public schools. He was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church, president of the senior Usher Board and retired Ansonia American Brass of Ansonia, Conn. Surviving are a daughter, Lynda (Ronald) Sutton of Norwich, Conn.; a brother, Franklin Brown of Ansonia, Conn.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

DOROTHY HOWLE

Services for Dorothy Williamson Howle, 62, will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 28, 2000, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with Rev. Bud Boatwright officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Mrs. Howle died Tuesday, July 25. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Lottie Boseman Williamson. she was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and the Bethlehem Stars. She was retired from Klopman of Society Hill. Surviving are her husband, Lewis R. Howle of Hartsville; two sons, Dewane (Hope) Howle, Rusty (Melissa) Howle, all of Hartsville; sisters, Cynthlu 鼎indy Harrelson and Johnnie Mae Holloman, both of Pontiac, S.C.; three granddaughters, Jessica Howle, Katie Huggins, and Rebecca Howle. She was predeceased by a son, Michael Howle.

RUTH HOWLE

Graveside services for Ruth James Howle will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 28, 2000, in Magnolia Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Bob Cline, officiating, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorial may be made to the Darlington County Humane Society. Mrs. Howle, widow of Wilkins Byrd and William M. (Bill) Howle, Sr., died Tuesday, July 25, 2000. Born in Richmond, Va., she was daughter of the late Walter Bartow and Leila Goodson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Deborah Sunday School Class. Surviving are her step-sons and their wives, Bill (Rendy) Howle Jr. of Orlando, Fla. and Mary Jeanette Howle of Jacksonville, Fla., David (Carol) Howle of Seneca, and six grandchildren.

DR. HARRY ALLEN JR.

Memorial service for Dr. Harry S. Allen Jr., 79, were 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000 at First Presbyterian Church, Florence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Medicine, a division of Lighthouse Ministries or the Florence YMCA, directed by Cain-Poston Funeral Home of Florence. Dr. Allen died Thursday, July 27, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Born June 28, 1921 in Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of the late Gladys Mitchell and Harry Scholar Allen Sr. Dr. Allen was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon, elder, and Sunday School teacher and was former chairman of the Board of Deacons. He was a 1939 graduate of Florence High School; received his bachelor of science, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.; Doctor of Medicine, Duke University Medical School, 1946, Durham, N.C.; Rotating Internship, Baltimore City Hospital, 1954-1985, Florence, S.C. at Drs. Hicks & Allen; Medical Practice, Pee Dee Internal Medicine Associates, PA, 1985 to Nov. 1, 1997, Florence. He was a member of the Florence Kiwanis Club, 1954-1987; president Kiwanis Club, 1963; Lieutenant Governor, Carolina痴 District, Kiwanis International, 1966-1967; Past member, Board of Directors, Florence County Heart Association; past member Board of Directors, Florence YMCA; founder of YMCA and McLeod Regional Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, 1980. He was the recipient, Certificated for Outstanding Community Service from Pee Dee AHEC, 1981; and recipient, Distinguished Program Service Award, Southeast Region, YMCA, 1982. Dr. Allen was also member and past chief of medicine and chief of staff, Bruce Hospital Systems, Florence; past assistant chief of staff, McLeod Regional Medical Center and Florence General Hospital. He was a member of the Florence County Medical Society, American Medical and South Carolina Medical Associations. He is survived by his wife, Alberta T. Allen of the home; four sons, Dr. Harry S. (Wanda) Allen III and David M. Allen, of Florence, Paul G. Allen of Vero Beach, Fla. and John K. (Kaye) Allen of Hartsville; two grandsons, Harry S. Allen IV and Daniel N. Gause of Florence; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Allen and Lea N. Gause of Florence and Jaime L. Robbins of Hartsville.

HAL ADAMS

Services for Hal McColman Adams, 86, will be held at 11 a.m. todoay, Aug. 2, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Bob Murphy will officiate with a private burial, directed by Brown-Penington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 213 W. Home Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550. Mr. Adams died Sunday, July 30. Born in Marlboro County, he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Anna McColman Adams. He was an alumnus of Clemson University, a veteran of World War II, formerly associated with NC Textile Firms, and a member of the Robbins Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served as a deacon in both Hartsville and Southern Pines. He was employed with Sonoco Products Company from 1956 to 1979. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Ann Bobo Adams of Hartsville; daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Ronald J. Turner of Charlotte, N.C.; and grandson, Daniel McColman Turner.

DAISY MASTERS

Services for Daisy Moore Masters, 79, were 2 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, in the chapel of Dillard Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Byers and Rev. Jermaine Todd, officiating. Interment followed in Arial United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Dillard Memorial Funeral Home. Mrs. Masters was born in Bamberg County, a daughter of the late Mush and Rosa Lee Moore. She was a retired employee of J. P. Stevens of Rock Hill. Mrs. Masters was attending Ware Place Church of God. Surviving are two sons, Perry Masters of Fountain Inn and Samuel Masters of Hartsville; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mrs. Masters was predeceased by her parents, her husband and one son, Tom Masters.

POLLY BOYKIN

Services for Polly Boykin, 73, of Bishopville, were held at 4 p.m. from Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Watts, officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Piano Fund. Mrs. Boykin was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late Willie Ervin and Anna Galloway Outlaw. She was an active member of Harmony Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Tommy Boykin of Bishopville; four granddaughters, Courtney Morris and Anna Catherine Wayne, both of McBee; Justine Barfield and Zachary Outlaw, both of Hartsville; sister and brother-in-law, Doris Ann (James) Wilds of Bishopville; and a brother and sister-in-law, James Sidney (Celeste) Outlaw of Bishopville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Boykin and two brothers, Tom W. and Bill Outlaw.

SCOTT THOMAS

Services for Kenneth Scott Thomas, 36, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Chad Clark officiated with burial in Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund. Mr. Thomas died Friday, July 28. Born in Hartsville, he was a son of Winston B. Thomas and Elizabeth Jan Hall Thomas. He was employed with Norris Mobile Home Transport. Surviving are his wife, Regenia Anderson of Hartsville; a son, Kenneth Brian Thomas of Asheville, N.C., two daughters, Amanda Christina Thomas of Asheville, N.C., Taylor Nicole Thomas of Hartsville; a step-son, John Anderson Jr. of Hartsville; father and step-mother, Winston and Judy Thomas of Darlington; mother, Jan Thomas of Florence; three brothers, Walter Keith Demby of Florence, Rodney Kip Thomas of Mexico, N.Y., Daniel A. Stone of Naples, Fla.; four step-sisters, Jane J. Hann of Florence, Annette J. McLamb of Ladson, S.C, Susie J. Hayes of Darlington, and Lisa J. Smith of Manila, Ariz. and special friends, Pressley and Denise Norris and Bobby Brittingham.

RONALD BYRD

Services for Ronald (Ron) Byrd, 47, were held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2000, in Palmetto Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. E. B. Burroughs, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, directed by Mitchel-Josey Funeral Home. Mr. Byrd died Monday, July 24, 2000, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born in Darlington, a son of the late James Sr. and Christia Bell Edwards Byrd. He was a life member of Palmetto Baptist Church. He graduated from Mayo High School, class of 71 and continued his studies at Allen University, Columbia, where he received a B.A. degree in business education. Mr. Byrd was a self-employed accountant. Survivors include twin sons, Ronald and Donald Byrd of New Orleans; a daughter, Kristen Byrd of Lamar; five brothers, James (Ethella) Byrd, Oscar Byrd and Bernard Byrd, all of Darlington, Charles Byrd of Virginia and Aaron Byrd of Baltimore, Md.; an aunt, Mrs. Nazaline Williams of Ohio and several nieces, nephews and cousins. NITA GRIGGS Graveside services for Nita Pankey Griggs, 88, were held at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Patrick Cemetery with Rev. Ed Griggs officiating, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Patrick Rescue Squad. Mrs. Griggs, widow of Arnold Griggs, died Saturday, July 29. Born in Chesterfield County, she was a daughter of the late William M. and Rowena Huggins Pankey. Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, Bud Griggs of Patrick and Lawrence H. and Lois King of Lexington; a daughter, Marian Perdue of Patrick; three sisters, Sue Broach and Jackie Clark, both of Columbia and Julia Seymour of Darlington; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by a daughter, Frances Bice and a daughter-in-law, Betty Ratiff Griggs.

POLLY BOYKIN

Services for Polly Boykin, 73, of Bishopville, were held at 4 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Watts, officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville Chapel. Memorials may be made to Harmony Baptist Church Piano Fund. Mrs. Boykin was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late Willie Ervin and Anna Galloway Outlaw. She was an active member of Harmony Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Tommy Boykin of Bishopville; four granddaughters, Lori (Johnny) Barfield and Shannon (Curtis) Outlaw, both of Hartsville, Christy (Billy) Morris and Susan (Kirby) Wayne, both of McBee; four great-granddaughters, Courtney Morris and Anna Catherine Wayne, both of McBee; two great-grandsons, Justin Barfield and Zachary Outlaw, both of Hartsville; sister and brother-in-law, Doris Ann (James) Wilds of Bishopville; and a brother and sister-in-law, James Sidney (Celeste) Outlaw of Bishopville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Boykin and two brothers, Tom W. and Bill Outlaw.

NANCY HOFFMAN

Services for Nancy Vinson Sparrow Hoffman, 65, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Aug. 4, 2000, from the chapel of Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. L. Z. Freeman and Rev. Hazel Mixon, officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Mrs. Hoffman was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Calvin Vinson and Lila Mae Mixon Segars. She was a member of Mission For Christ Church. Surviving are her husband, Jake Hoffman of Hartsville; two sons, James L. Sparrow Jr. of Darlington and Richard David Sparrow of Pawley痴 Island; seven sisters, Annette Tiller, Shirley Davis, Barbara Reynolds, Lucille Hall, Mary Alice Hall, all of Hartsville, Carolyn Steen and Ermine Gainey, both of Patrick; three brothers, Bozie Vinson, Johnny and James Segars, all of Hartsville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

LILA H. HILL

Funeral services Lila Hendrix Hill, 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at Fourth Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hood officiating with burial in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Aug. 4. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer痴 Association, Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202 or a charity of your choice. Mrs. Hill, widow of Coyt Gandy and Lawson Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. Born in Fairmont, N.C., she was a daughter of the late W. C. and Ina Hendrix Culley. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church and was a worker in the nursery department for many years. She was retired from the Hartsville Cotton Mill with 32 years of service. Surviving are her three sons and daughters-in-law, J. W. (Jean) Gandy of Hartsville, Grady E. (Betty) Gandy of Bennettsville and Thomas M. 鉄ara Gandy of Florence; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

HUBERT GRIGGS

Services for Hubert Eugene Griggs, Jr., 67, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Ross Johns officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brevard Museum in Cocoa, Fla. Mr. Griggs died Thursday, Aug. 3. Born in Gainesville, Fla., he was a son of the late Hubert Eugene and Carol Hamil Griggs Sr. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cocoa, Fla. He was a graduate of Southern University of Lakeland, Fla. and did graduate work at Stetson University. After a career in newspaper reporting and editing with the Cocoa Tribune and Orlando Sentinel, he became a public information writer with NASA and editor of NASA担 鉄paceport News. Surviving are his wife, Anne Carlisle Griggs of Winterville, Ga.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene Carlisle (Bonnie) Griggs of Atlanta, Ga., Mitchell Lee (Joanne) Griggs of Lilburn, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anne (Dennis) Swank of Dade City, Fla., Teresa (Ross) Johns of Bogart, Ga., 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Andrew Griggs.

WALTER CRANE

Service for Walter D. Crane, 46, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Lamar Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. Charles Grooms and Holmes Martin officiated with burial in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cometary directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family received friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Crane died Friday, Aug, 4. Born in Greenwood, S.C., he was a son of the late Clarence Crane and Gladys Crane Gunnells and step-son of the late Ed Gunnells. He was a retired truck driver. Surviving are his wife, Marie 溺yra Stokes Crane of Timmonsville, S.C.; son, Scotty Crane of Laurens, S.C.; daughters, Annette Walden of Belton, S.C., Jami Crane of Greenville, S.C.; brothers, Ronnie Crane and Don Crane, both of Honea Path, S.C., Richard Crane of Gray Court, S.C.; grandchildren, Jessica Holcomb, Will Crane, Faith Crane.

CAROLYN CANNON

Memorial services of Thanksgiving and praise for Carolyn Daugherty Cannon, 71, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Alan Arnold officiated and Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge. The family received friends and associates following the service in the McAlpine Room Hall. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 213 W. Home Ave., Hartsville, SC, 29550 or the Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves, Florence, S.C. 29506. Mrs. Cannon died Saturday, Aug. 5. Born in Coral Gables, Fla., she was a daughter of the late Carl A. and Annie Banks Daugherty. She was an alumnus of Coker College, past president of the Greater Hartsville Garden Club and a member of the First Presbyterian Church and choir. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Hugh Cannon of Hartsville, SC; sons, Bobby Cannon of St. Petersburg, Fla., Andrew Cannon of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Paul Cannarella of Hartsville, Amelia Cannon of Hartsville, Rosie and Corey Haney of Fairfax, Va.; sisters, Anne Shaw and Margaret Martin; grandchildren, Chandler Eakes, Caroline Cannarella, Paul Cannarella, Jr., Tara Cannon, Wit Cannon, Brooks Cannon, Ellison Haney.

DAVID W. FAIR SR.

Services for David William Fair Sr., will be held at 12 p.m. today, Aug. 9, 2000, at Kay Branch Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Hartsville. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Gardens, Highway 555 in Blythewood, S.C., directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Fair died Friday, Aug. 5, at his residence in Hartsville. He was the son of the late Rev. William and Alice Butler Fair and brother of the late Geraldine Vivian Fair Addison. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Davis Fair, two sons, David William Fair and Daniel Wilson Fair, all of Hartsville; two nephews, Shawn Addison and Roland Addison, both of Columbia; aunts Willie Mae Grooms of Columbia, Emma Butler of Brooklyn, N.Y., Irene Means of Newberry, S.C. and May Lee Rauch of Washington, D.C.; two uncles, John P. Butler of Calif. and James Butler of Newberry; dear cousins, father-in-law Wilson Davis of Hartsville, in-laws and friends.

PEARL DAVIS

Funeral services for Pearl Davis, 79, were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Harold L. & Dorothy J. Young Memorial Chapel. Burial was in New Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mrs. Davis died Saturday, Aug. 5. Born in Darlington County, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Lucy Issac Reed. She received her education in Darlington County public schools and was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church, Usher Board, Missionary Board, Senior Choir and Eastern Star. She was the wife of the late Walter Davis. Mrs. Davis was also preceded in death by a son, James Reed. Surviving are her children, Walter Daryl (Shay) Davis of Beaufort, Jessi (Jesse) R. Taylor of San Antonio, Texas; sisters and brothers, Willie Reed, Leroy Reed, Lillie Mae Pooler, Mary Edwards, all of Hartsville, Lucille Davis, Rosalee Sparks, both of Philadelphia, Penn.; three great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.

SAMMIE L. SAMUELS

Services for Sammie Lee (Cheetah) Samuels will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 9, 2000, at Harold L. & Dorothy J. Young Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Samuels died Friday, Aug. 4. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Sam and Eliza Mae Samuel. He was born in Darlington County and educated in Darlington County public schools. He was employed as a cement finisher with Red Bell Inc. Survivors include his children, Steve Smith and Nichole Smith of Charlotte, N.C. and Teacho Robinson of Columbia; five grandchildren, five sisters, Liz (Garret) Freeman of Darlington, Frankie Ridges of Dunn, N.C., Linda Martin, Rachel Samuel, Terry L. Samuel, all of Hartsville; three brothers, Standord Samuel of Society Hill, Markham Samuel of Hartsville, and Anthony (Gail) Samuel of Daytona Beach, Fla.; an uncle, Joseph (Mary) Lowery Sr. of Hartsville; great-aunt, Mary Kelley of Hollis, N.Y.; an aunt, Clara (Pee Wee) Harris of Daytona Beach,Fla. and a host of other close family members and very dear friends.

LELAND GIBSON

Services for Leland Wallace Gibson Sr., 85, will be held at 11 a.m. this morning, Aug. 9, 2000, at West Hartsville Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Sullivan, officiating. Burial will be in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to West Hartsville Baptist Church. Mr. Gibson died Saturday, Aug. 5. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late Edwin Lee and Bessie Blackmon Gibson. He was a charter member of West Hartsville Baptist Church. He was retired from Sonoco Products Company with 44 years of service and was a member of the Old Timers Club. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Christine Price Gibson of Hartsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Wallace (Vickie) Gibson, Mike (Carol Ann) Gibson, all of Hartsville; daughter and sons-in-law, Carolyn (Gerald) Baine of Goldsboro, N.C.; sister, Jacquelin Taylor of Hartsville; grandchildren, Gerald Baine Jr., Linda B. Perry, Mark Baine, Russell Baine, Christopher Baine, Shelly Hatchell, Melody Morris, Trey Gibson, great-grandchildren, Dylan Baine, Caleb Baine, Kameron Morris, Katlyn Morris, Delia Hatchell.

FAYE FUNDERBURK

Services for Faye Powers Funderburk, 95, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 9, 2000, at Brown-Pennigton-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ben Gafford and Rev. Dr. Scott Robinson will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Darlington County. Mrs. Funderburk, widow of William Rom Funderburk, died Monday, Aug. 7. Born in Kershaw County, she was a daughter of the late James Walker and Fannie Lou Hammond Powers. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for 72 years, the Altar Guild, Oxford Circle and Sowell-McIntosh Sunday School class. She was retired from the Peoples Bank with 39 years of service and was a former member of the Pilot Club. Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law Betty and Leon Outlaw of Hartsville; sisters, Kate Burns of Greensoboro, N.C., Mildred Severance of Garden City; grandchildren and their spouses, Rom and Jane Funderburk, Cathy and Glen Kelley, Dane and Laura Outlaw, Greg and Linda Outlaw, Beth and Clayton Prescott; great-grandchildren, Billy Funderburk, Erin Kelley, Adam Kelley, Laurie Outlaw, Michael Outlaw and Phillip Prescott.

ALMA JACKSON

Services for Alma McNeil Jackson were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, in New Providence Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, with Rev. J. P. Poole, officiating and Rev. Coleman Cannon, pastor. Burial was in the Round O Church Cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc. of Darlington. Mrs. Jackson died Wednes-day, Aug. 2, in a Florence nursing home after an extended illness. She was born in Darling-ton County, a daughter of the late John and Lottie Meggs McNeil. She was a widow of Samuel Jackson. She attended Darlington County public schools. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ida Mae Sawyer of Darlington; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mary (Bubba) Jackson of Baltimore, Md. and Mrs. Mary 溺iss Jackson Harrison of Syracuse, N.Y and several devoted nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

TROY BROADNAX

Graveside services for Troy Broadnax were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, in Florence National Cemetery with Rev. J. W. Kelley, officiating, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc. of Darlington. Mr. Broadnax, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 3, in a local hospital after an illness. He was born in Raiford, N.C., a son of the late Anderson and Letha Delaine Broadnax. He was educated in Darlington County public schools. At an early age he joined Palmetto Baptist Church. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943-1956 and was honorably discharged. Survivors include his brother, Sam (Maybell) Broadnax of Darlington; aunts and uncles of North Carolina; nieces, nephews and his adopted family of Medford Place.

HARRIET L. McCOWN

Services for Harriet Latta Haun McCown, will be held at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in First Baptist Church with burial following in Elim Baptist Church, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home of Florence. Memorials may be made to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, c/o First Baptist Church, 300 S. Irby Street, Florence, S.C. 29501; or to International Myeloma Foundation, 2129 Stanley Hills Drive., Los Angeles, Calif. 90046. Mrs. McCown, wife of Charles Dusenbury McCown, died Monday, Aug. 7, at her home. She was born on July 18, 1933, in Hartsville, a daughter of the late Frances Latta Haun and August John Haun. She was predeceased by a daughter, Fran McCown, and a sister, Frances Haun Huggins. She was a 1954 cum laude graduate of Coker College. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. Survivors include her sons, Charles Dusenbury 鼎had McCown II, of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. John Samuel 鉄am McCown and daughter-in-law, Dr. Heather Funke McCown of Florence; a grandson, John Samuel McCown Jr. of Florence; and a sister, Johanna Haun Morrison of Marion.

ANNIE BULLINGTON

Graveside services for Annie Segars Bullington, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. this morning, Aug. 9, 2000, in Magnolia Cemetery with Rev. Tom Swilley officiating, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mrs. Bullington died Monday, Aug. 7. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Donaldson and Sudie Frances Segars. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mrs. Bullington was a retired nurse from Byerly Hospital with 35 years of service. Surviving are her husband, Luther V. Bullington of Hartsville; a son, Paul (Doris) Byrd; two daughters, Susan (Randy) Atkinson and Ann Gay and J.C. Till of Orangeburg; a sister, Edna Cohen of Orangeburg; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Grove C. Byrd.

BOBBY L. PERKINS

Services for Bobby Perkins, 65, were held Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000 at 3 p.m. in the Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel. Internment followed at Florence Memorial Gardens directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Mr. Perkins died Friday, Aug. 4, at his residence after an illness. He was born in Darlington County and was the son of Flossie Mae Rhodes and the late Willie J. Perkins. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Bible Church of Darlington. Mr. Perkins loved animals and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and racing. Survivors include his wife, Lydia C. Perkins, of the home; two sons, Boby L. Perkins, Jr, and Jolly L. Perkins, both of Darlington; one daughter, Thelma Marie Hammond of Calif.; four brothers, Bill Perkins and Benny Perkins of Darlington, Hoyt Perkins, and Harry Perkins of Florence and eight grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Billie Hardee Home for Boys, PO Box 617, Darlington or to the Wildlife Federation.

HOLLIS INGRAM

Services for Hollis H. Ingram, 80, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000 at New Providence Baptist Church. The Rev. Dale Broadway officiated with burial in church cemetary directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family received friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to New Providence Baptist Church, 1884 Antioch Rd., Hartsville, S.C. 29550. Mr. Ingram died Friday Aug. 4. Born in Darlington County, S.C., he was a son of the late William Samuel and Carrie Edwards Ingram. He was a member of New Providence Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver and farmer. Surviving are his spouse, Helen Dougherty Ingram of Hartsville, S.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Zeta and Noel Johnson of Hartsville, S.C., Delenc and John Campbell of Hartsville, S.C., Jean and Lee Bristow of Greenville, S.C.; step-daughter and spouse, Lynn and Don Newsome; step-son and spouse, William and Kim Weaver, all of Hartsville; sisters and brother-in-law, Juanita Adams, Merrie Byrd, Jewel and Jimmy Millen, all of Hartsville, S.C.; grandchildren and their spouses, Mark Johnson, Bryan and Misty Campbell, Denise and John Owen, Susan Campbell, Vickie and Stevie King; step-grandchildren, Lad Weaver, Jenny Smith; step-great grandchild, Austin Smith. He was predeceased by two bothers, Rembert Ingram and Ems Ingram, and a sister, Ada Grace Watford.

STEPHINAL WITHERSPOON

Services for Stephinal (Sted) Witherspoon, 47, were 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Nazareth Apostolic Church with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Ms. Witherspoon died Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of Levern Wheeler Sr. and the late Magdeline McCray Witherspoon. She was a graduate of Butler High School Class of 1972. She leaves to cherish her most precious memories her father, Levern Wheeler; three daughters, Michelle Withers-poon, Shonta Witherspoon and Latoya Witherspoon, all of Hartsville; two sons, Stephen Lunnor and Christopher Lunnor, of Hartsville; two sisters, Linda Witherspoon and Brenda Witherspoon; three brothers, Elder Jerry (Dorothy) Witherspoon, Ricky Witherspoon and Levern Wheeler, all of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Quadeshia Witherspoon, Natayia Witherspoon and Zanobia Ross, all of Hartsville; two grandsons, Phozarik Witherspoon and Jokhil Ross, both of Hartsville; and a host of other close relatives and friends.

ELEASE S. ALFORD

Services for Elease (James) Alford, of Lamar, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 in Emmanuel Community Church with pastor, Dr. Ralph Singleton, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home of Lamar. Mrs. Alford was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late James and Annie Bell Enoch Slater. She attended Enoch Hill public school and was a member of Emmanuel Community Church, formerly Emmanuel AME Church for 40 years. She served on the Stewardess Board, Senior Choir Missionary Board as treasurer and the Usher Board. Mrs. Alford was formerly employed by Hanes Hosiery of Hartsville and with several local hospitals in the Pee Dee Area. In recent years, she was a site manager at her home, for the USDA free breakfast and lunch summer program. She is survived by six children, five daughters, Mary Ellen Brown of New York, N.Y.,Susan D.Richard and Creola James, both of Queens, N.Y., Nora L. Green of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Anne A. Marshall of Columbia; one son, Henry James Alford Jr. of New York, N.Y; three sisters, Cora L. Burris of Hartsville, Fannie L. Mack of Long Island, N.Y. and Lerlene Martin of Columbia; eight brothers, Willie Slater of Paterson, N.J., James L.Slater of Tifton, N.J., Charles Slater of Brooklyn, N.Y., William Slater, Rudolph Slater, Eugene Slater, Larry Slater and Arthur Slater, all of Columbia; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

MARGARET PARKER

Services for Margaret Letha Outlaw Parker, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 9, 2000, at Middendorf Chruch of the Living God with interment in Weilk Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hartsville, directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Ms. Parker died Wednesday, Aug. 7. Born in was born in Patrick, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Emma Polson Outlaw. She was a homemaker. Survivors are two sisters, Alma Crowley and Estelle Barmer of Hartsville; and nieces and nephews.


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