Miscellaneous Darlington County, South Carolina Obituaries - 2000

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AVEDIS T. REID, JR.
RICHMOND S. REID
JOSEPH B. REID, II

Services for Avedis Thomas Reid Jr., Richmond Shackelton Reid and Joseph Browning Reid II, beloved children of Avedis Thomas and Sarah Richmond Reid of Alexandria, Va., were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. Private interment followed at St. John’s Columbarium. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Church in memory of the children. The children died on Friday, July 14, 2000, at Georgetown University Hospital. They are survived by their great-grandmother, Thelma Litton Sparks of Roanoke,Va.; grandparents, Joseph Browning and Maria Amadounian Reid of McLean, Va. and Mrs. Marion Dickenson Richmond III of Martinsville, Va.; aunts, uncles and cousins; Drs. William Dickenson and Gayle Serifini Richmond and their children, Pauline Elise Tecklenburg, Andrea Dickenson Richmond, William Shackleton Richmond II, Joshua Marion Richmond and John Harrison Richmond, all of Pawleys Island, S.C. Hubert Graham and Julie Richmond Osteen and their children, Katharine Duvall Osteen and Hubert Graham Osteen III of Hartsville; Amy Gibson Richmond of Greenville; Charles Joseph and LaMarise Venet Reid and their daughter, LaMarise Charde Reid of Great Falls, Va.; Robert Browning and Donna Chowning Reid and their son, Joseph Thomas Reid of Fair Oaks, Va. Also surviving are many loving members of their extended family.

EDNA BYRD

Mass of Christian burial for Edna Kelley Byrd, 78, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 11, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Bob Sayer, Celebrant. Final commendation and farewell prayers will be in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 400 Cherokee Dr. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund. Mrs. Byrd died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Curtis H. and Mae Newsome Kelley. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Leon C. Byrd of Hartsville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lynn (John) Daniels, also of Hartsville.

DUDLEY M. ZIMMERMAN

Services for Dudley Malone Zimmerman Sr. of Orangeburg, will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. George F. Manigo, officiating. Special memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 11, at the church, directed by Bythewood Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to South Carolina State University Education Foundation, Mabry Cancer Center, and Trinity United Methodist Church or any charity of one’s choice. Mr. Zimmerman died Aug. 9 at Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. He was born in Hartsville on Sept. 5, 1910, the eldest of five children of the late William and Rosa Cooper Zimmerman. He attended elementary and high school at Butler High School and South Carolina State College Academy. In 1932, he received his bachelor of science degree in industrial education from South Carolina State University. He did further studies at New York University, Omaha University and Akron Ohio University. Earlier in his career, he taught at Allendale County Training School. In addition, he was principal of Jefferson High School in York, S.C., and of Granard High School in Gaffney, S.C. From 1938 to 1944, he served as Associate Professor of Mechanical Industries, and later served as acting Dean of Mechanical Arts at South Carolina State University and in 1947, became the first Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds of the University until he retired in 1973. Form 1960 to 1985, he was manager and treasurer of the Edisto Federal Credit Union. Past and present affiliations and community services include Basileus for two years and Keeper of Finance for 41 years for the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., membership of Edisto Lodge No. 39 F and AM PHA, a 32 degree Mason , treasurer of Jeddah Temple No. 160 for 20 years, chairman of Trinity United Methodist Church Board, chairman of the Board of Adjusters for the City of Orangeburg, chairman of the Orangeburg Law Enforcement Complex Commission, and member of the Board of Trustees for the Sunlight Club. Mr. Zimmerman was the recipient of several citations for dedicated services rendered to the Orangeburg Community, which also include Edisto Federal Credit Union, S.C. State University 1890 Extension Program, Orange-burg Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Henderson-Davis Players and S. C. Credit Union. He was the Omega Man of the Year for the Epsilon Omega Chapter in 1979. In 1966 S.C. State University Bulldog Annual was dedicated to him. The Crawford-Zimmerman Complex at S.C. State University is named in honor of him and his close friend, Thomas J. Crawford. Survivors include Geraldyne Pierce, his wife of 65 years; one son, Dudley Malone Jr. of Orangeburg; one daughter, Rose Hayzel Jones of Van Nuys, Calif.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Toynetta McCraw of Columbia and Rosebud Beverly of Sprinfield, Va.; two brothers, Cornell Richardson and Clayton Richardson, both of Hartsville; a dedicated care-giver, Gwendolyn Wright; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and close friends.

AREA WALTERS

Services for Area Barefoot Walters, 76, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 11, 2000, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with the Rev. Jackie Hinson, officiating. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Building Fund, Route 1, Box 129, Patrick, S.C. 29584. Mrs. Walters, widow of Lawson Walters, died Wednesday, Aug. 9. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Henry P. and Jane Jones Barefoot. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Surviving are her sons, Heyward Walters and Howard Walters, both of Patrick; daughter, Nancy W. Rogers of Patrick; brothers, J.C. Barefoot and Morgan Barefoot, both of Patrick, and Junior Barefoot of Chesterfield; sisters, Lucille Isgett of Patrick, Edna Lynch of Pine Ridge; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

ROOSEVELT JOHNSON

Services for Roosevelt “Toulon” Johnson, 60, were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in New Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. Roberta Josey, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Mr. Johnson died Sunday, Aug. 6, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Ola Mae Johnson and the late Belton Scipio. He received his education in Darlington County public schools. He was a life member of New Providence United Methodist Church. Mr. Johnson was a former employee of Bonnotis Cotton Gin of Darlington. Surviving include his mother, Mrs. Ola Mae Johnson Douglas of Florence; his wife, Mrs. Martha Murphy Johnson of the home; two daughters, Gloria (Larry) Gandy of Darlington and Bernetha (Maurice) Cooper of Sumter; three sons, Frankie (Geneta) Johnson, Foster (Rhonda) Johnson and Junior Johnson, all of Darlington; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nine sisters, Romella Green, Letha Mae (Cleveland) Hamliln, Annie Lee (Levern) Coe, Rannie (Steven) Gamble, all of Florence; Rosa Mae Coward, Ruby Baccus, Brenda Scipio, Lisa Scipio and Dee Dee Scipio, all of Darlington; five brothers, Ross (Janie) Sparks, Burnis Douglas, Rev. Larry Scipio, Roosevelt Scipio and Timothy Scipio; uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

MARGARET I. KINDER

Funeral services for Margaret I. “Boodie” Kinder, 84, of Kingstree, were held Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000 at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Williamsburg Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home of Kingstree. A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 14, in the Presbyterian Home Chapel in Florence. Mrs. Kinder died Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Presbyterian Home in Florence. Born in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of the late Virgil Kinder Sr. and Isabel Weeks Kinder. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was retired from Southern Cities Oil Co. Mrs. Kinder was a charter member of the Kingstree Pilots Club, a former member of the Kingstree Town Council and a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school for more than 35 years. Survivors include a brother, Wesley Kinder of Honolulu, Hawaii. Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church or to the residents aid fund of the Presbyterian Home in Florence.

ANITA M. SIMS

There will be a private memorial service for Anita McPherson Sims, 85, widow of Danton F. Sims, of Hartsville, who died on Aug. 10, 2000. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hartsville Public Library or to the Greenville Literacy Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5400, Greenville, S.C. 29601, directed by Mackey Mortuary of Greenville. Mrs. Sims was born in Washington, D. C. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence Lillian Upshaw McPherson. She attended Montreat Normal School in Black Mountain, N.C., and graduated from Greenville High School. She also attended Winthrop College for two years. Mrs. Sims was a homemaker and loving mother. She served as a substitute teacher in the Hartsville area schools for many years and was also a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Brownies. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Sims Tansil of Columbia; a son, Fayette L. (Billie) Sims, of Greenville; a sister, Florence Horton of Belton; and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert “Bud” Wilson McPherson.

WILLIAM H. POSTON

Services for William Harvey Poston, 80, of Lamar, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in the Lamar Chapel of Belk Funeral Home with interment in Elim United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Christian Pathway Fellowship, P. O. Box 757, Lamar, S.C. 29069. Mr. Poston was born in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Liston D. and Claudia Crosby Poston. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired building contractor. Mr. Poston was also a member of Christian Pathway Fellowship, where he was a deacon. Surviving are his wife, Levrege P. Poston of the home; two daughters, Carol Amerson and Ilene McCoy, both of Lamar; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Poston was preceded in death by a son, William Harvey “Billy” Poston Jr.

ELRAY SWINTON JR.

Graveside services for Elray Swinton Jr., infant son of Joanne Maple and Elray Swinton Sr., were held at 12 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2000 at Plaza Memorial Gardens, directed by Hines Funeral Home of Lamar. The baby died Thursday, Aug. 10, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

EDITH O. POWELL

Services for Edith Onell “Nell” Powell, 82, of Florence, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel in Darlington. Burial will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Mrs. Powell died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Southland Health Care Center. She was born in Florence County and was the daughter of the late Chapman and Rebecca Miller Port. She was a seamstress, having retired from Marlowe Manufacturing of Florence. Mrs. Powell was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed gardening. She was predeceased by her husband, Zollie F. Powell, in 1981. Survivors include one son, Johnny F. Powell of Bishopville, two daughters, Betty Stevens of Charlotte, N.C., and Willa Mae Hutchinson of Florence; one brother, Elvoid Port of Hemingway; three sisters, Margaret Marlowe of Johnsonville, Inez Poston of Florence and Elvaleen Cox of Greenville; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29501.

AMY N. LANE

Services for Amy Nichole Lane, 16, were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, in Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel in Lamar. Burial followed in the Lamar Cemetery, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home of Lamar. Miss Lane died Monday, Aug. 14. Born in Florence County, she was the daughter of Marcus Thomas Lane and Pamela Amerson Hammond. She was a junior at Lamar High School and was a member of the Yearbook Club and the Beta Club. Amy delivered the commencement address at Palmetto Prep School for the graduating class of 2000. She was the recipient in 2000 for the highest grade average at Palmetto Prep School. Amy enjoyed music and singing, working on the computer, “hanging out” with her friends, especially her best friend, Ashley Church. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Joel Hammond of the home; her father of Lamar; two sisters, Taylor Hall of Lamar and Caitlin Lane of Florence; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. (Dot) Reynolds of Lamar; paternal grandparents, W. I. Lane of Florence and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Rosalie) Hammond of Penn.

OTHENIA JOHNSON

Services for Othenia Kennington Johnson, 82, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Griggs, officiating. Burial was in the First Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Tuesday, Aug. 15. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late George Hampton and Catherine Lugenia Jordan Kennington. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Daniel Johnson of Hartsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard (Alice) Caddell and Larry (Amanda) Caddell, all of Hartsville; one daughter, Judy (Tim) Baker of Baton Rouge, La., a sister, Pauline Floyd of Timmonsville; grandchildren, Helen Justice, Ric Caddell, Tonda McAlister, Michael Caddell, Amy Comeaux, Timmy Baker; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

JACOB WEATHERS

Mr. Jacob Weathers of Lamar, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, in a Columbia hospital after an illness. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the residence, 101 Lane Ave.

ED PARNELL

Funeral services for Edward D. Parnell, 69, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Bob Cline will officiate with burial in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves, Florence, SC 29506 or the First Baptist Church, 104 E. Home, Hartsville, SC 29550. Mr. Parnell died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000. Born in Hartsville, he was a son of the late S.P. and Anna Mae Parnell Segars. he was a member of the First Baptist Church, a deacon and Third and Fourth Grade Sunday School teacher. He was retired from Sonoco Products Company and was a graduate of Wingate College. He was a charter member and past president of the Hartsville Jaycees, past president of the Civitans, past treasurer and lifetime member of Prestwood Country Club, and former board member of Darlington County Crippled Children Society. He was also a volunteer for the Boy Scouts, American Red Cross, United Way, and Hartsville Heritage Foundation and was listed in the Outstanding Young Men of America. He was a Hartsville Citizen of the Year, a Civitan of the Year, and received the Silver Beaver award from the Boy Scouts. Surviving are his wife, Mary Moore Parnell of Hartsville; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Tammy Parnell of Mount Pleasant; daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Kim Clark of Mount Pleasant Shannon and David Doerring of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Parnell, Mary Katherine Parnell, Stephanie Parnell, Jackson Clark and Grey Clark.

ROBERT DIXON

Services for Robert Lee Dixon, 77, were held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church. The Revs. Ed Griggs and Ronnie Caulder officiated with burial in the church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mr. Dixon died on Friday, Aug. 18, 2000. Born in McColl, he was a son of the late William H. and Ellen Britt Dixon. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Linton Dixon of Hartsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Lett of Wheaton, Md., Joe and Deloris Lett of Patrick, Bruce and Susan Lett of Archdale, N.C., Ken and Phyllis Dixon of Hartsville, Donnie and Vickie Dixon of Patrick, Charlie Dixon of Hartsville, Terry and Deborah Dixon of Concord, N.C.; daughters and son-in-law, Betty Sue Freeman of Hartsville, Penny D. and Donnie Mangum of McBee; sister, Rosie Lee Outlaw of Florence; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

JACOB WEATHERS

Mr. Jacob Weathers, formerly of Darlington County, died on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, in a Richland County nursing center after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, in Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Bishopville, with the Rev. Timothy Ballard officiating. Burial was in the Darlington Memory Gardens, directed by Hines Funeral Home of Hartsville. Mr. Weathers was born in Stateburg, S.C., to the late Kanada and Mary Dargan Weathers. He was educated in the public schools of both Lee and Sumter Counties. He worked as a custodian for more than 40 years in Lee County. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and later joined Liberty Baptist Church of Bishopville. He was married to the late Adrena Weathers. Surviving are four daughters, Vone Gilmore of Lamar, Elease (Billie) Evans and Pearlina Jenkins, both of Paterson, N.J., and Michelle (Anthony) Boyd of Bishopville; two sons, Jacob (Liala) Weathers Jr. of Washington, D.C., and Leonard Weathers of Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister, Janie McFadden of Lamar; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Written Byrd Weathers and Phillip Weathers.

LUKE DOUGLAS

Services for Luke Douglas, of Chesterfield County, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at The Clyde Church of God in Hartsville with Rev. John W. (Wallace) Strickland, officiating with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Bullock Funeral Home, Inc. of Sumter. Mr. Douglas died Aug. 19, at Tuomey Healthcare Systems in Sumter. He was born on Oct. 29, 1920 and was the son of Doc Glenn and Mable Warren Douglas. He was a loving father. He was preceded in death by a son, Cornelius Hayward Douglas. Survivors include four sons, William Albert Hayden and Glenn L. Douglas of Sumter, Billy C. Douglas of Camden and Danny R. Douglas of Alabama; four daughters, Mary E. Smith and Cynthia L. Bartholomew of Sumter, Nina Ruth Jerome of Oklahoma and Linda Groth of Raleigh, N.C.; and one sister, Mildred Shelley of Sumter.

VIOLA SALEEBY

Graveside services for Viola Horton Saleeby, 74, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in Magnolia Cemetery with The Rev. Richard W. Turnage officiating, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross Blood Services S.C. Region, Box 3217, Columbia, S.C. 29230-3217 or the American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans St., Suite 206, Florence, S.C. 29506-5502. Mrs. Saleeby, widow of Caleb Saleeby, died Thursday, Aug. 17. Born in Kershaw County, she was a daughter of the late Clennie and Nettie Kirkley Horton. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. She, along with her husband, owned and operated Southern Candy Kitchen, the oldest family owned business in Hartsville. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in law, Nadya Saleeby and Kris Collins of Columbia, Andrea Saleeby and Warren Owens of Lexington, and Annette Saleeby of Hartsville; and brother and sister-in-law, James C. and Carrie Horton of Cassett. He was predeceased by a brother, Everett Horton.

ALBERT ATKINSON

Services for William Albert Atkinson, 93, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, at New Market United Methodist Church. The Revs. Tommy Browne and Larry Brown officiated, with burial in Magnolia Cememtery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Mr. Atkinson, widower of Blanche McCoy Atkinson, died Friday, Aug. 18. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late William Arthur and Mary Jane Sexton Atkinson. He was a member of New Market United Methodist Church and was a past Sunday School teacher in the Men’s Bible class. He served in the U.S. during World War II and was a member of the American Legion and DAV. Surviving are his son and daughters-in-law, Curtis T. “Buddy” (Cheryl) Atkinson of Hartsville; sister, Louise Brown of Hartsville; grandchildren, Kathi G. Johnson, Michael C. Atkinson, Mack Atkinson; great grandchildren, Tee Johnson, Kaley Johnson, Michelle Moore; step-grandchildren, Tracy Bullard, Deborah Holland and Eric Key.

MARY M. DAVIS

Services for Mary Melton Davis, 50, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in the chapel of Norton Funeral Home with Rev. Homer Hinson, officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Mrs. Davis died Aug. 21 and was born in Dillon County. She was the daughter of Jessie W. Melton and the late Lillie Williams Melton. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Leon Davis Sr. of Hartsville; three sons, Leon Davis Jr., Eric Shawn Davis and Christopher Davis, all of Hartsville and one brother, Jackie Melton of Cheraw.

MAJOR BRYANT

Services for Major “Bill” Bryant, 63, of Worcester, were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, in Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors. Mr. Bryant died Wed., Aug. 16, at his home. He was born in Hartsville and was the son of the late Major Bryant Sr. and Mary Lee Bryant. He lived 40 years in Worcester. Mr. Bryant worked many years for the former Standard Foundry Company and later worked at Madison Place. Survivors are four sisters, Tera L. Bryant of Charlotte, Magalene Blakney, Coralee and Theresa Bryant, all of Hartsville; five brothers, Lonnie Lee Bryant of Charlotte, N.C., Buster and Boisy Bryant, both of Hartsville; Gene Bryant of Lynchburg, Va., and Henry Bryant of Columbus, Ga.; seven aunts, two uncles of Ashland community of Darlington County; nephews and nieces; and a close friend, Anne Bedard.

ANGEL PURVIS

Graveside services for Angel Elizabeth Purvis, infant daughter of Larry Purvis and Michelle Player Dixon, will be held 10 a.m. today, Aug. 25, 2000, in Bethesda Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Surviving are her parents; her sister, Tiffany Dixon; paternal grandparents, Ada and Jimmy Davis; maternal grandmother, Mary Player; paternal great-grandparents, Brooks and Helen Gardner; paternal great-great grandmothers, Ada M. Steen and Jenny Anderson. She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Nolan Purvis, and maternal grandfather, Franklin Player.

LOUISE PRINCE

Mrs. Louise Prince of Hartsville died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, in Florence Convalescent Center after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter-in-law, Teresa Prince, of 1313 Lide Spring Road, Darlington.

THOMAS E. VANN

Services for Thomas Edison Van, 68, of Patrick, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, in United Missionary House of Praise in Chesterfield with interment in Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville, directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight, Aug. 25, from 7-9 p.m. Mr. Vann was born in Hartsville, a son of the late Ed and Dora McDonald Vann. He was a retired security guard and farmer. Mr. Vann attended United Missionary House of Praise and was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Vann, and a sister, Maybell Hill. Survivors are his wife, Margaret Quick Vann of the home; four sons, Howard Vann of Grovetown, Ga., Marion Vann of Atlanta, Ga., Gary Vann of Hartsville, and Shawn Vann of Pageland; three daughters, Teresa Vann and Gail Usher of Hartsville and Linda Vann of Timmonsville; one brother, Bill Vann of Jefferson; one sister, Mary Eason of Jefferson; one step-daughter, Vickie Childers of Patrick; one step-son, John Paul Wilson of Charlotte, N.C.; 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P. O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S. C. 29709.

LEON L. DYSON SR.

Services for Leon Lynwood Dyson Sr., 71, of Rockingham will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at First Presbyterian Church of Rockingham with the Rev. Dwight Williams, officiating. Burial will follow in Eastside Cemetery in Rockingham with Masonic Rites, directed by Watson-King Funeral Home of Rockingham. Mr. Dyson died Wed., Aug. 23 at Sandhills Regional Hospital. He was born April 10, 1929, in Lancaster, a son of the late Jacob Dyson and Esther Derrick Dyson. He was retired from Western and Southern Life Insurance Co., where he was in sales for 27 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rockingham and was a member of Rockingham Masonic Lodge #495. Surviving are a son, Lynn Dyson Jr. and wife Marsha, of Rockingham; three daughters, Sylvia D. Walters and husband, John of Hartsville; Cindy D. Floyd and husband, Wendell of Rockingham; and Lisa Dyson and Henry Pinto of Rockingham; two brothers, Charles Dyson of Hoffman Estates, Ill. and Danny Dyson of Clinton; two sisters, Doris Jordan and Clelia Ramey, both of Rockingham; six grandchildren, Art Boyer III, Christopher Boyer, Lauren Floyd and Morgan Pinto, all of Rockingham, Caroline Walters of Hartsville and Jennifer Hughes of Southern Pines; and one great-grandchild, Christopher Boyer of Rockingham.

CLIFTON BROWN

Services for Clifton Brown will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, in Church of God Beyond Man’s Knowledge House of Prayer, Inc.With All Peoples. Burial will be in Wesley Temple Holiness Church Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home. Mr. Brown, 90, died Friday in McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Lee County, a son of the late John and Sudie Brown. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Mathis of Newark, N.J.; two sons, Bobby Brown of Charlotte, N.C., and James Cabbagestalk of Marion; two brothers, Ray Brown of Greensboro, N.C., and James Brown of Newark, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

SAM KING

Services for Sam King, 85, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at John Wesley Methodist Church with the Rev. John Smith officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight, Friday, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to John Wesley Methodist Church, 317 Forest Hill Dr., or Emmanuel Baptist Church, 949 N. Marquis Highway. Mr. King, widower of Grace Cassidy King and Irene Rogers King, died Wednesday, Aug. 30. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late Hudson and Pearl Black King Sr. He was a member of John Wesley Methodist Church. He was retired from Sonoco Products Company with 35 years of service and was a member of the Old Timers Club Surviving are his son, Samuel G. (Donna) King of Hartsville; daughter, Linda (Larry) Thompson of Hartsville; step-son, Danny Rogers of Hartsville; step-daughter, Sandra (Manly) Kelley of Hartsville; two brothers, Joe King and Gary King, both of Hartsville; three sisters, Malverea Watkins, Virginia (Claude) Mims, all of Hartsville and Genevie Leonhirth of Sumter; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

CHARLIE TERRY

Mr. Charlie Terry died on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hines Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Edna Terry, of 746 Azalea Circle.


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