Thursday, 10 Mar 1932
On February 22nd came the close of a life that had been well
spent in the Kemper community when Mr. Asa Church passed to
his reward. He was in his 72nd year. He had suffered for quite
awhile but had bourne his affliction with great patience. He
was a faithful and loyal member of Kemper Baptist Church and
had served for many years as a deacon of the church and was the
senior deacon at the time of his death.
The floral offerings were beautiful, attesting the high esteem
in which he was held in the community. A good citizen, a faithful
and loyal Christian has gone from us. He will be greatly missed.
His wife and children have the deep, heartfelt sympathy of the
Thursday, 3 Mar 1932
Joel B. Hayes
"DEATH CLAIMS VENERABLE AND BELOVED CITIZEN"
Joel B. Hayes, at the age of 15, on June 18, 1866 married pretty
Ann Hill, 14 year lassie, at Page's Mill, in old Marion County,
now Lake View, in Dillon County. On February 16, 1932 at the age
of 81 years, Joel B. Hayes died at his homestead near Lake View
where he had spent his entire life, including 66 years of marital
blessedness, during which time nine children were born to them,
six of whom still live, and his bride of nearly three-quarters of
a century survives him. Of the surviving children there are three
sons who are 64, 42, and 31 years respectively, three daughters
who are 51, 42, and 38 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes enjoyed
distinction of having 41 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren
of whom all but three are still living.
A large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives paid tribute
to this "grand old man" of Marion and Dillon Counties at his
funeral and interment at the Hayes burying ground near Lake View.
Rev. Mr. Jones, pastor of the Lake View Methodist Church
It is seldom that a couple live to the ripe old age of nearly a
century and as man and wife for almost three-quarters of a
century and enjoy such rich blessings as 84 children,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Dillon and Marion Counties are saddened by the passing of this
splendid citizen, notwithstanding he was spared to such a long
life of usefulness and goodness far beyond man's allotted three
score years and ten. His widow lives in Dillon County, loved and
respected as was her worthy husband who has passed to his reward.
Obituary of Loftis Redlee Munnerlyn
The Southern Christian Advocate
Vol. V11, 27, December 15, 1843
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"
Died, at the house of his son, Rev. T. M. Munnerlyn, in Marion District,
on 10th September last, Loftis R. Munnerlyn, aged about ninety years.
with Marion throughout our revolutionary struggle, and with that brave
favourite son of Carolina, fought for the liberties we now enjoy.
thirty years in the enjoyment of the and prosperity of his country,
own bravery in part had procured, he at length was awakened in a sense
lost state, through the instrumentality of his son, and gladly accepted
offer of mercy and grace through the intercession of a crucified Redeemer;
thenceforward to the day of his death, continued a consistent member
M.E. Church, having learned to fight the battles of the Lord in the
part of his life, as he had fought the battles of his country in the
part. The gruits of his former battle was deliverance from the
an earthly sovereign, with the enjoyment of civil liberty. His
gave him the victory over the powers of darkness, and we trust he now
crown of rejoicing with the redeemed of the Lord, and has possession
inheritance which passeth not away.
Mrs. Sarah Ann Price
Mrs. Sarah Ann Price, daughter of Rev. James Smith, was born Mar 9th,
1829, in Marion county, S. C. She was married to Leban Price, April
1848, who died Dec. 24, 1876. To this union was born nine children,
and three daughters. The eldest died at six years of age. The rest
family are still living, with thirty-four grandchildren and twenty-four
She died at the home of her son, James M. Price, near Melrose, Fla.,
Dec. 4th, 1917.
She joined the M.E. Church, South, at about 20 years of age and lived
noble Christian life, having those motherly qualities that enabled
to leave a good "inheritance to her children's children."
LABORN PRICE was born in Marion District, S.C., May 16, 1827, and died
county, Fla., December 24, 1876.
Brother Price moved to Florida in 1859, joined the Methodist E. Church
years old, and from that time till his death, he maintained a consistent
As a member of the Church he was faithful never missing an opportunity
church. He was liberal in supporting the cause of Christ, was always
glad to see his
preacher come to his house, which was indeed a preaches home.
He was very fond
of prayer, especially family and private prayer. He erected a family
altar, and kept it
up for many years; before he died he told his sons "never let the family
altar go down,
for said he, there I have spent the happiest hours of my life." Brother
Price was the
father of nine children, six sons and three daughters. The eldest daughter
him to the better land. No father was ever more successful in training
than brother Price. He provided well for his family both temporarily
lived to see all of his children members of the M.E. Church except
one whom he re-
quest to join on his death bed. Truly brother Price lived and died
in the Lord.
As a citizen he was honored and beloved. He was buried with Masonic
honors in the
presence of a large gathering after which Dr. McRae delived an eulogy
to his mem-
ROBERT D. GENTRY
Obituary of Moses Smith, Southern Christian Advocate, Methodist
which began June 24, 1837
Vol X, No. 9 page 36, Col. 1
Died, in Marion, S.C. June 30, 1846, the Rev. Moses Smith, in the
seventy-sixth year of his age. He was a native of North Carolina,
the M. E. Church when he was about twenty-one years of age, and
licensed to preach by the Quarterly Conference of Little Pee Dee Circuit,
June 21st, 1806, George Daugherty being the presiding Elder. He was
Deacon by Bishop Asbury, Jan. 10, 1813--in a little shop by the way-side
Marion. This is stated on the parchment, in the Bishop's own
He was ordained Elder by Bishop George, Jan. 14th, 1821. Father
joined the church in those days that tried men's souIs. He had
opposition, but "none of those things moved him." His unaffected
gained the esteem of his enemies. His cheerfulness seasoned
with all the
gentleness of humble love, his meek wisdom, his even stability, and
unyielding integrity, won upon the affections, and secured to him the
friendship of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
He was a man
of honest heart, plain address, good utterance, and sound judgment.
He had to
contend with the privations of poverty all his life, but he always
"contented with such things as he had." He had a heart that overflowed
gratitude, for what many would call small favours. He never thought
injury, and never forgot a favour. Although he lived almost to
"patriarch's length of days," yet his mind retained its vigour and
He was so afflicted the last few years of his life with asthma that
not able to preach. It nearly destroyed his voice, so that,
"His big manly voice
Turning again toward childish treble pipes,
And whistled in its sound."
His last illness was short; but he suffered extremely; appeared conscious
all the while, that the attack was to terminate his sufferings.
moments before his departure, he called his family around him, exhorted
them, gave directions concerning his burial, selected the text for
funeral sermon, and bade them a final farewell, then fell asleep in
Thus lived and died old Father Smith, universally beloved, and
"Farewell: thy cherished image dear, Shall many a heart, with pious
Marion, July 18, 1846
Marion Star, Wednesday, Nov 6, 1918 --
J. R. SNIPES
James R. Snipes, a respected merchant of Marion, died at his home at
old Fair Ground Friday, after an attack of influenza, followed by
pneumonia. He had been ill only a short time and the announcement of
death came as a surprise except to those close to him, and to them
a great shock. Mr. Snipes was an unusually strong and vigorous man
was surprising how quickly he fell a victim to disease. For several
he had been successfully conducting a small mercantile business in
eastern part of the city. He was highly respected by his community
considered an honest, upright man. He was a member of several secret
orders and was a faithful member of Spring Branch Methodist Church.
funeral was conducted by Dr. J. W. Daniel at Rose Hill Cemetery Saturday
afternoon. Mr. Snipes is survived by his wife and 8 children.