Miscellaneous Sumter County, South Carolina Obituaries

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THOMAS EVANS

Thomas “Babe” Evans, 77, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born July 24, 1923, he was a son of the late Simon and Sallie Robinson Evans. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister, Edna Evans, 653 Loring Mill Road. Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

FRANCES T. GREEN

PINEWOOD — Frances Thomas Green, 68, widow of James Green, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning after a brief illness. Born in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Mary Thomas. The family will receive friends at the home, Route 1, Box 655A1, Pinewood. Services will be announced by Fleming Funeral Home of Summerton.

PEARL LONG

Pearl Long, widow of Eddie Long, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends at the home, 910 Mayfield Drive. Services will be announced by James Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

SUSAN I. MONROE

REMBERT — Susan Ingram Monroe, 75, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at a local nursing center. Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.

GREGORY MOSES

LYNCHBURG — Gregory Moses of 697 Atkins Ave. died Monday, June 4, 2001, at his home. Born May 30, 1962, in Lee County, he was a son of Robert Lee and Jessie May Moses. The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, 697 Atkins Ave., Lynchburg. Services will be announced by Jefferson Funeral Home of Lynchburg.

ESTHER B. SHAW

Esther Boney Shaw, widow of Bartow S. Shaw and mother of Bartow S. Shaw Jr., died this morning, June 5, 2001, at her home. Services will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.

RAYMOND H. BORDEN JR.

MANNING — Raymond Henry “Reggie” Borden Jr., 36, died Friday, June 1, 2001, in Manning. Born Nov. 29, 1964, in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of Raymond Henry Borden Sr. and Evelyn Lyons Garrett. He was a construction worker and attended Green Acres Assembly of God in Sumter. Survivors besides his father of Dayton and mother of Sumter include two sons, Eric and Zachary Borden, both of Sumter; a sister, Kristi Hinson of Sumter; and his maternal grandmother, Helen Whisonant of Cincinnati, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Green Acres Assembly of God with the Rev. Donnie Collins officiating. Memorials may be made to Green Acres Assembly of God. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

ERVIN S. BOYKIN

MANNING — Ervin Sebastian Boykin, 66, husband of Betty Spann Boykin, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, in Manning. Born Nov. 20, 1934, in Bishopville, he was a son of the late Harry and Frances Deas Boykin. He was employed by the city of Sumter. Survivors besides his wife include four sons, Ervin W. Boykin, Carl E. Boykin and Todd Boykin, all of Sumter, and Steve Boykin of Manning; two daughters, Nancy Meayers and Teresa Hiles, both of Sumter; a brother, Charles E. Boykin of Sumter; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Southside Baptist Church in Sumter with the Rev. Bennie Turner and the Rev. William Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Sumter Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Williamson, Howard Davis, George Ridgeway, Billy Geddings, Billy Price and Marcus Outlaw. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stephens Funeral Home in Manning, and other times at the home, 1129 Oriole Circle, Sumter. Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church in Sumter. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

FRANKIE L. COPLIN

BOSTON, Mass. — Frankie Lee “Drawup” Coplin, husband of Susan Alston Coplin, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Laurel Ridge Rehabilitation Nursing Center in Dorchester, Mass. Born Oct. 2, 1936, in Sumter, he was a son of the late William and Sophia Coplin of Sumter. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the St. Christopher Catholic Church in Roxbury, Mass. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Roszendale, Mass. J.B. Johnson Funeral Home of Boston is in charge of arrangements. Courtesy announcement of James Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

JESSE HARRELSON

PINEVILLE — Jesse Harrelson, 64, of Harrelson Circle, husband of Pat Robison Moore Harrelson, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1937, in Conway, he was a son of the late Van Harrelson and Corean Rowell Harrelson. Mr. Harrelson attended Clarendon County public schools. He was a member of Bonneau Baptist Church. He was a mason, a shriner and a farmer. He was a retired supervisor of operations at Santee Cooper. Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Tommy Van Harrelson and Mike Jesse Harrelson, both of Pineville; four stepsons, the Rev. Roger Lucas of Northport, Ala., Michael Lucas of Sulligent, Ala., Allen Moore of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Billy Moore of Bonneau; two sisters, Dorothy Whitlock of Franklin, N.C., and Thelma White of Manning; a brother, Jack Harrelson of Aiken; a grandchild; and eight stepgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Isle Presbyterian Church in Pineville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Dial-Murray Funeral Home of Moncks Corner is in charge of arrangements.

LEROY WILLIAMS

Leroy Williams, husband of Dorothy Gallishaw Williams, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born April 4, 1949, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Isiah Williams Sr. and Helen Garrett Williams. He attended Sumter County public schools and was a general contractor. He was a member of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include three sons, Jasmine Jamel Williams and Leroy Dixon, both of Sumter and Wesley LaVerne Williams of Columbia; two daughters, Shelia Marie Battle of Huntsville, Ala., and Sylvia Ann Johnson Williams of Copperscove, Texas; a stepson, Charles Willie Wright of Sumter; two stepdaughters, Lisette McCray of Dalzell and Ernistine Gallishaw of Bridgeport, Conn.; five brothers; four sisters; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Marie Williams. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Marion H. Newton, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the home, 2090 Boulevard Road. Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES WRIGHT

LAKE CITY — James Wright died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Ronald McNair Nursing Home. Born July 9, 1923, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Albert Wright Sr. and Marie Canty Wright. Mr. Wright attended Sumter County public schools and was a graduate of Morris College. In his youth, he joined Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Leon Wright of Sumter and Raymond Wright of Newark, N.J.; and four sisters, Mariam Session of Brooklyn, N.Y., Dorothy Bryant of Chicago, Ill., Flossie Littles of Sumter and Deloris Brooks of Columbia. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Walker Cemetery in Sumter with the Rev. Frank E. Williams Sr. officiating. The funeral procession will leave at 3:30 p.m. from the home of his sister, Flossie Littles, 56 James Village Apartments, Sumter. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister. Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

NORMAN G. ARDIS

MANNING — Norman Gunter Ardis, husband of Margaret Alsbrook Ardis, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 28, 1929, in Pinewood, he was a son of the late Newell LeGrand and Eva Broadway Ardis. The family will receive friends at the home, 202 Breedin St. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

GARY R. COLLINS

Gary Robert Collins died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. He was born in Hartford City, Ind. Services will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.

ODELL DAVIS

FLORENCE — Odell Davis died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1942, in Lee County, he was a son of the late Willie R. Davis and Golden Thomas Davis. The family will receive friends at 1340 St. Charles-Manville Road, Bishopville. Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home of Sumter.

THOMAS C. DUKE JR.

Thomas Cleveland Duke Jr., husband of Mildred H. Duke, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at NHC National Healthcare of Sumter. Services will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

RICHARD GREEN

Richard Green, 82, widower of Robertha Green, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at the home of his daughter. Born Oct. 16, 1918, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Richard Green Sr. and Miami Green. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Evelyn Green, 695 Flamingo Road. Services will be announced by Sumter Funeral Service Inc.

ELLIHUE IRICK

Ellihue Irick died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at his home. Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.

SARAH J. MORANT

DALZELL — Sarah Elizabeth Jackson Morant, widow of Nathaniel Morant Sr., died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at the home. Born Jan. 2, 1929, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Solomon Brewer and Maggie Elizabeth Jackson Grant. She attended Sumter County public schools. In her youth, she attended Wayman Chapel AME Church. She was a member of High Hill AME Church, where she was a member of the usher board and sang in the choir. She retired in July 1988, from Campbell Soup Co. after 20 years of employment. Survivors include three sons, Daniel Morant of Sumter, William Morant of the home and Octavis Morant of New York, N.Y.; two daughters, Geneva A. Singleton and Dorothy M. Morant, both of Dalzell; an adopted son, Bruce Dawson; and a special daughter, Mary Grace Platt of Wedgefield. She was preceded in death by a son, Nathaniel Morant Jr.; and a brother, Aaron Grant. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at High Hill AME Church with the Rev. M. Charmaine Ragin officiating, assisted by the Rev. Henry Murray, the Rev. Samuel Myers and Bishop John Morant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The funeral procession will leave at 2 p.m. from the home, 3250 Ben Sanders Road. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. for viewing until the hour of service. The family will receive friends at the home. Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

MYRTLE L. SCOTT

Myrtle L. Scott died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Palmetto Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbia. Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Ed and Emma Green Scott. She attended Sumter and Orangeburg County public schools, graduating from Wilkerson High School in Orangeburg. She received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Claflin College in Orangeburg and a master of arts degree in education from New York University. In her youth, she joined Asbury United Methodist Church in Lynchburg. She was later a member of AME Zion Church in New York and Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Sumter, where she served as a member of Class No. 6, Stewardess Board No. 1, Hospitality Club, church Bible class, delegate to the annual conference, teacher of the church and Bible schools, past chairwoman of the Annual Women’s Day Celebration and secretary of the Booster Club. She taught at Lee County, Florence County and New York public schools. She was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Survivors include four brothers, Donald and Marion Scott, both of Westburg, N.Y., the Rev. Otis S. Scott Sr. of Rembert and Charles Scott of Clinton, Md.; three sisters, Evangelist Edna Brown of Lynchburg, Orlean Wright of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Florybell Fulwood of Sumter; an aunt, Grace Rice of Bronx, N.Y.; a special friend, John Davis of Englewood, N.J.; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Scott and Blodgie Scott. Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday at Mt. Pisgah AME Church with the Rev. Johnny N. Yeadon, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Otis Scott Jr., presiding, the Rev. Alfred Bradley, Evangelist Edna Brown, the Rev. Kay Adams Best and the Rev. Joseph B. Johnson II. Burial will be in Goodman Cemetery, Shiloh. Mt. Pisgah Steward and Trustee boards will serve as pallbearers. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Mt. Pisgah Stewardess Board and Missionary Society and Green Thumb Garden Club will serve as flower bearers. The casket will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing until the hour of service. Delta services will be held at 7 p.m. today at Palmer Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends at the home, 221 Adams St. Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

IRIS H. THORNE

Iris Hollifield Thorne, 89, widow of Robert Britton Thorne, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Chesnee, she was a daughter of the late James Ross Hollifield and Mary Sue McKinney Hollifield. Mrs. Thorne was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, John T. Thorne of Columbia and James E. Thorne of Sumter; three daughters, Ann Hamby of Shelby, N.C., and Gayle Johnston and Debbie Atkinson, both of Sumter; an adopted son, Tommy Barron of Sumter; two sisters, Annie Sue Parris of Chesnee and Laura Turner of Brevard, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodney Howard and the Rev. Steve Rohrlack officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Dorcas Sunday School Class of Crosswell Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to Mrs. Thorne’s favorite charity, The Freewill Baptist Children’s Home, Route 1, Turbeville, SC 29162. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

STONE W. WATTS

DALZELL — Stone Warren Watts, 74, husband of Caleen Skipper Watts, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Providence Hospital in Columbia. Born in Florence, he was a son of the late Julius Benson Watts and Ruby Stone Watts. He was the retired owner and operator of Watts Inc. and Watts Marine. He was past commander, athletic director and coach of Dalzell American Legion Post #175. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. Survivors besides his wife of the home include a son, Thomas Warren Watts and his wife, Cynthia Russell Watts, of Dalzell; a sister, Dorothy Hilton Kroft of Hilton Head; three half-brothers, J.B. Watts of Greenville and Robert and David Watts, both of Florence; two half-sisters, Betty Stoupenos and Delores Ivey, both of Florence; two grandchildren, Joshua Thomas Watts and his wife, Laurie Henderson Watts, of Greenville and Jennifer Renee Watts of Dalzell. He was preceded in death by a son, James Benson Watts; a twin brother, Wallace Stone Watts; a brother, Thomas McDuffie Watts; a foster brother, Thomas Ardis; and three foster sisters, Addie Ardis, Janet Jones and Mary Goulet. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Eugene Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Sumter Cemetery. W.M. Lenoir Jr. and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Cleo Carter, Tom Goski, Bob Harris, Elliott Lenoir, Fred McLaughlin, John Brabham, Ben Myers, Benny Raffield and Harold Odom will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, SC 29204. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GLORIA BROWN

Gloria Brown, widow of George R. Brown Jr., died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the McCoy Nursing Center in Bishopville. Born July 11, 1910, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel C. Ragins and Priscella Richardson Ragins. She was a former member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal in Sumter. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Millicent Hampton, 2875 S. Gate Drive. Services will be announced by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter.

WILSON BUTLER

Wilson Butler, husband of Jeanette Spann Butler, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born March 24, 1918, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Joe and Anna Mickens Butler. The family will receive friends at the home, 1444 E. Liberty St. Ext. Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

ANDREW MURPHY

BISHOPVILLE — Andrew “Andy” Murphy died Monday, June 11, 2001, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born June 30, 1945, in Bishopville, he was a son of Olivia Getten Murphy and the late Boyd Murphy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John AME Church with the Rev. Moses Hamlin Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Boatwright Funeral Home, Bishopville. The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 509 Harris St., Bishopville. Boatwright Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.

ERNEST L. CARTER

Ernest L. Carter, 68, husband of Margaret McLeod Carter, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at his home. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Brown C. and Viola Mitchum Carter. Mr. Carter attended Green Acres Assembly of God Church. He retired with 27 years of civil service as the plant operator for the Water and Sanitation Department at Shaw Air Force Base. Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include a daughter, Wendy L. Griffin and her husband, Chris, of Sumter; a son, Ernest L. “Nick” Carter and his wife, Sharon, of Sumter; two sisters, Delma Teplin of Columbia and Inez Grooms of Sumter; a brother, Leroy Carter of Manning; a special brother, Floyd Etheridge of Sumter; two grandsons, Clayton and Kevin Carter; a granddaughter, Sherry Phillips; four stepgrandsons, Heath and Dane Griffin and Shane and Bryan Huff; and three great-grandsons, Matt, Chad and Michael Phillips. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery with the Rev. Buddy Griffith and the Rev. Donnie Collins officiating. The family will receive friends at the home. Memorials may be made to Green Acres Assembly of God Church, 537 Louis Road, Sumter, SC 29154. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT D. FRIERSON

Robert David Frierson, husband of Mary Kay, died Monday, June 11, 2001. Born March 13, 1927, he was a son of the late Rev. W.O. Frierson and Lessie Lee Poston Frierson. Survivors besides his wife include three sons, David R. and his wife, Shari, of Chatham, Ohio, Donnie of Atlanta, Ga., and Danny Herring and his wife, Sherry, of Atlanta; two daughters, Rhonda Herring of Atlanta and Debbie Brooks and her husband, Robert, of Brunswick, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, John Q. Frierson and his wife, Cindy, Robyn A. Steward, and her husband, Jason, Dan Herring and his wife, Lynn, Nikki Vojtus and her husband, Joe, Jason Sterrett and his wife, Jackie, Joseph Korzan, Matthew Steven, Andrew Herring and Sarah and Anthony Brooks; 10 great-grandchildren, Cayla and Keyan Frierson, Sierra and Alannah Herring, Adam and Alec Steward, Cassendra and Kristina Sterrett and Dominic and Madison Vojtus; two brothers, Onnie Lee and his wife, Jean, of Arizona and J.D. Frierson and his wife, Doris, of South Carolina; three sisters, Sadie Timmons and her husband, Willie, Roberta Pratt of West Virginia and Patsy Carr and her husband, Mickey, of South Carolina; a sister-in-law, Sara Jane; and a niece, May. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Bobby Jean Frierson, Scott Harvin Frierson, Jessie Frierson and Odell; an infant sibling; and a granddaughter, Michelle Lynn Frierson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, 2226 W. 91st St., Cleveland. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Craciun Funeral Home, 14925 E. Bagley Road at Pearl, Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Craciun Funeral Home of Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

BOBBY MATTHEWS

SCRANTON — Bobby Matthews, 71, husband of Ruby Evans Matthews, died Monday, June 11, 2001, after an illness. Born in Florence County, he was a son of the late E.J. and Rudolph Anderson Matthews. He was a farmer and attended High Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors besides his wife of Scranton include three sons, James A. Matthews and Mark L. Matthews, both of Scranton, and Bobby J. Matthews of Darlington; two brothers, Harold Matthews of Florence and Jimmy Matthews of Coward; a sister, Anita Galloway of Florence; four stepsisters, Linda Strickland of Olanta, Brenda Altman of Florence, Dianne Coward of Coward and Bonnie Faye Lamb of Florence; six grandchildren, Benjamin Mark Matthews of Bennettsville, Jennifer and Blake Matthews, both of Darlington, Linda Matthews and Jerry Krusen, both of Myrtle Beach, and Renee Matthews of Coward; and three great-grandchildren, Jozie and Elizabeth Flowers and Shannon Thomas, all of Coward. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at High Hill Free Will Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Brockington Funeral Home, Lake City. Brockington Funeral Home of Lake City is in charge of arrangements.

W.L. MILLS

HONEA PATH — William Luther “W.L.” Mills, 83, of 3217 Jones Chapel Road, husband of Rachel Banister Mills, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Anderson. Born in Greer, he was a son of the late Bunyan and Lizzie Green Mills. Mr. Mills was a 1940 Clemson College cadet graduate. He served in the infantry division of the U.S. Army in five U.S. states, including Hawaii, and also served in New Guinea, the Netherland East Indies and the Philippines. He left the military as a major with four combat medals, the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars. He taught agriculture in South Carolina schools, while living in Summerton, Kingstree and Camden. He retired from an administrative position at Sumter area schools. He was a member of the Lions Club, where he was a previous Lion of the Year. He was also a member of the Young Farmers Association and of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Belton, where he was a past deacon. Survivors besides his wife of the home include two sisters, Lila Watkins of Myrtle Beach and Dorthy Whitener of Greer. He was preceded in death by an infant son; a brother, Delus Mills; and four sisters, Lula Lance, Patsy Mills, Nancy Sloan and Callie Atkins. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Rubert Reed and the Rev. Landrum Reece officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 603 N. Main St., Honea Path, and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2603 Due West Highway, Belton, SC 29627. Pruitt Funeral Home of Honea Path is in charge of arrangements.

MARY D. MOODY

REMBERT — Mary Ellen Diggs Moody of 5170 Ellerby Mill Road died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at her home. Born Jan. 20, 1918, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Helen Young Miller. She attended Sumter County public schools. In her youth, she joined Rafting Creek Baptist Church. She was first married to the late June Diggs; she was later married to the late Oliver Moody Sr. Survivors include two sons, June Diggs Jr. of Rembert and Sampson Diggs of Washington, D.C.; six daughters, Virginia Wade, Carolyn Diggs, Marion Diggs, and Beulah Diggs, all of Rembert, Beverly Davis of Paterson, N.J., and Mary Osborne of Washington, D.C.; three stepsons, Oliver Moody of Bridgeport, Conn., Bernard Moody of Rembert and Jerimiah Moody of Sumter; four stepdaughters, Naomi Moody of Sumter, Mary Moody and Daisy Black, both of Rembert and Elder Juanita Dinkins of West Haven, Conn.; a brother, John Miller of Dalzell; five sisters, Theresa Dennis, Emma Clea, Georgia Mae Floyd, Minnie Mayrant and Queen Dennis, all of Rembert; 80 grandchildren; and 69 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two stepdaughters, Louise Spann and Marilyn Ricks; three brothers, James, Isaac and Sampson Miller; and three sisters, Virginia Dixon, Leola Sanders and Elizabeth Mayrant. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Rafting Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Charles H. Davis, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Willie Bellamy, the Rev. Michael Clea and Minister Lillian Reynolds. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Granddaughters will serve as floral bearers. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The funeral procession will leave at 2:30 p.m. from the home. The family will receive friends at the home. Williams Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

EDNA SHEEHAN

SUMMERTON — Edna Sheehan, 88, widow of Thomas Wadsworth, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Nov. 4, 1912, in Greenwich Village, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Franklyn and Sara Bree Rhoades and an adopted daughter of the late Daniel and Isabella Sheehan. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Summerton. She was a retired model and employee of New York Telephone Co. Survivors include a daughter, Dyane Main of Summerton. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Wilson and Deacon Charles Walsh officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteer Work at Guest Care of Clarendon Memorial Hospital or to a church of one’s choice. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

FELIX KARCZEWSKI

Chief Master Sgt. Felix Karczewski, retired, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was born in Chicago, Ill. Services will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

SAVELDA H. WILLIAMS

MANNING — Savelda “Peaches” Hemingway Williams, 60, of Windsor Manor Nursing Facility, wife of Robert Williams, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Aug. 8, 1940, in Conway, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Evelyn Kitt Hemingway. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Sheila Hemingway, on Hope Street in Summerton. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home L.L.C. of Manning.

GLORIA BROWN

Gloria Brown, widow of George R. Brown Jr., died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at McCoy Nursing Center in Bishopville. Born July 11, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Samuel C. and Priscella Richardson Ragins. She attended Sumter County public schools and Lincoln High School. In her youth, she was baptized and confirmed at St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Wedgefield. She later became a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal in Sumter. She was a homemaker who enjoyed flowers and gardening. Survivors include a brother, Leroy Ragins of Pinewood; and four sisters, Millicent Hampton of Sumter, Madge Miller of Manning, Veola Kennedy of Columbia and Earlene Simuel of Atlanta, Ga. She was preceded in death by nine brothers, Hugh, Olia, Samuel Dewey, Richard, Harold, Carl, C.R., James Hugh and Willis Ragins; and two sisters, Gladys R. Holliday and Evaughn R. Prince. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal at the corner of Dingle and Wright streets. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park. Viewing will be from noon until 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Friday at Palmer Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Millicent Hampton, 2875 Southgate Drive. Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM P. HERLONG JR.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — William Pou Herlong Jr., husband of Barbara Morton Herlong, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at his home in Columbia. Born May 26, 1933, in Paxville, S.C., he was a son of the late William Pou and Varnie McLeod Herlong. He received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. Mr. Herlong received the rank of first lieutenant, while serving in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. He retired as manager from Crawford and Co. Insurance Adjusters in 1991. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church, the Missouri Quarterback Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Jill McCallie of Fulton, Mo., and Joy Boan of Overland Park, Kan.; a brother, Don Herlong of Sumter, S.C.; five sisters, Varnie Mae Rodwell and Freddie Lynn Crymes, both of Charleston, S.C., Gloria Lewis of Sumter, S.C., Beverly Nettles of Lake City, S.C., and Catherine Ard of Manning, S.C.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2001, at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, with the Rev. Gary DeWitt officiating. Burial will be private at Memorial Park cemetery. Memorials may be made to Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203 or Missouri Heart Institute Foundation, 1701 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of arrangements.

DEBORAH D. JEFFERSON

BALTIMORE, Md. — Deborah Denise Jefferson, 43, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore. Born July 27, 1957, in Mayesville, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Wilson Jefferson. She attended Sumter County public schools and Community College of Baltimore. In her youth, she joined Galilee Baptist Church in Mayesville and later Jones Tabernacle Baptist Church in Baltimore. She was employed as a dialysis technician and as a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of Martha Chapter No. 25 and Order of the Eastern Star Prince Hall Affiliation. Survivors include a son, Jeremiah Jefferson; four brothers, Isaiah Jefferson of Baltimore, Alvin Jefferson of Mayesville, Joseph Jefferson of Sumter, S.C., and Earl T. Jefferson of Lynchburg, S.C.; and eight sisters, Dorothy Williamson, Maggie Mosely, Mary Jefferson and Henrietta Wilson, all of Baltimore, Clara Hull of Sumter, Vernice Brunson of Lynchburg, Margie Lue Jefferson of Mayesville and Carrie Ophelia Davis of Conway, S.C. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Myers officiating. Burial will be in Mayesville Cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Margie Jefferson, 300 E. Sumter St., Mayesville. Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

DAVID McFADDEN JR.

SCRANTON — David “Cowboy” McFadden Jr., 58, of 2003 Friendfield Road, husband of Anna Player McFadden, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 13, 1942, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Joe Nathan and Angie Lee Goodman Hickson. He was retired from Apac Construction Co. Survivors besides his wife include seven sons, Randy, Mickey, David L., Clarence, Chris and Anthony McFadden and Jerry Cockfield; a daughter, Amy Spates; three brothers, Alex and Nathan Hickson and Dempsey Goodman; four sisters, Evelyn, Ann and Gloria Hickson and Lizzatte McFadden; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Redeemed Outreach Holiness Church, North McAllister Street, Lake City, with Elder George McKnight officiating. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery in Olanta. The funeral procession will leave at 1:20 p.m. from the home. The family will receive friends at the home. Green’s Funeral Home of Lake City is in charge of arrangements.

ANDREW MURPHY

BISHOPVILLE — Andrew “Andy” Murphy died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Carolina Hospital Systems in Florence. Born June 30, 1945, he was a son of Olivia Getter Murphy and the late Boyd Murphy. In his youth, he lived in Bishopville. He later moved to New Jersey. After retiring, he returned to Bishopville. He was a member of St. John AME Church and a Mason. Survivors besides his mother include three daughters, Maria Hubbard, Rhonda Murphy and Angela Ashford; three brothers, Boyd Jr., Charles “Flossie” and Hazel Murphy; nine sisters, Ernestine and Denise Murphy, Janie Hickmon and her husband, Gussie, Carolyn Soloman and her husband, Rudy, Lucille Jennings, Olivia Dixon and her husband, Johonny Dixon, Dorothy Lovely, Shirley Washington and Lillie Spann and her husband, Robert; a grandmother; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John AME Church with the Rev. Moses Hamlin officiating, assisted by the Rev. Phillip Mixon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The funeral procession will leave at 1:45 p.m. from the home of his mother, 509 Harris St. Boatwright Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.


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