Miscellaneous Sumter County, South Carolina Obituaries

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SARA D. FLOYD

Sara Annette Dew Floyd, 57, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at her home. Funeral services will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.

MARION SPAIN

COLUMBIA — Marion Spain, widow of Jimmy Spain, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. Born Jan. 15, 1918, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Amanda Williams. The family will receive friends at the home of Peggy Campbell, 2 Brune Hill Lane, Sumter. Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

ANNIE E. STRANGE

Annie Elizabeth Strange, 82, wife of Henry Nelson Strange Jr., died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at North East Medical Center in Concord, N.C. Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.

LOUELLA YOUNG

Louella Young, 82, widow of William Young Sr., died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 8, 1919, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late David H. and Susannah Milligan Maple. Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary 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, he was a son of the late Joe and Anna Mickens Butler. He attended Sumter County public schools. In his youth, he joined St. Mark United Methodist Church. When his health failed, he lived at Bishopville Manor, Windsor Manor in Silver Springs, The Carriage House of Sumter and Mariner Health of Sumter East. Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Mary Butler Moore and Dr. Earnestine Butler Kirkland, both of New Haven, Conn; two brothers, Alex Butler and Nathaniel Butler; two sisters, Anna Butler Grant Bell and Katie Butler James; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1090 Oswego Road, with the Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Grady W. Kirkland Jr. Burial will be in the church yard cemetery. Gordon M. Moore II, Carlos D. Kirkland, Christopher G. Kirkland, Earnest Grant Jr., Albert Butler and Charles Butler will serve as pallbearers. The funeral procession will leave at 3:20 p.m. from the home, 1444 E. Liberty St. Ext. The family will receive friends at the home. Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIE MAE ELLISON

BISHOPVILLE — Willie Mae Ellison, 76, widow of Albert E. Ellison Sr., died Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. Born in Franklin County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Willie and Nancy Aycock Harris. Mrs. Ellison retired from Campbell Soup Co. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy E. Johann of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Robert and David Ellison, both of Bishopville; a brother, Joe Harris of Leesville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Albert and Billy Ellison; a brother, Norman Harris; four sisters, Odell Harris, Peggy Dease, Laura Skinner and Annie Bell Ellison. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. B.R. Wallace officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home and other times at the home, 604 Elmore Road. Memorials may be made to the Bishopville Rescue Squad or to Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.

RICHARD GREEN JR.

Richard Green Jr., 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. He attended Alcolu public schools. In his youth, he joined Green Hill Baptist Church. He worked in a saw mill and as a farm worker for many years. He retired from Georgia-Pacific after many years of employment. Survivors include four sons, Willie Lee Green of Alcolu, Clyde Green of Hawaii, Richard Green III of Mayesville and Joe Pringle of Sumter; two daughters, Evelyn Green of the home and Ella Wilson of Sumter; an adopted son, Moses Lee Green of Florida; an adopted daughter, Lori Green of Sumter; a sister, Evelena South of Hawaii; 23 grandchildren; an adopted grandson, Ronald McDonald; an adopted granddaughter, Janet Green Joe; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife; a brother; and a grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Green Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Hudley officiating. Burial will be in the church yard cemetery. The funeral procession will leave at 1:15 p.m. from the home of his daughter, Evelyn Green, 695 Flamingo Road. The family will receive friends at the home. Sumter Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

LUCILLE O. HOLMES

COLUMBIA — Lucille Overstreet Holmes, widow of Dr. Charles Rutledge Holmes, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at her home. Survivors include three sons, Charles Rutledge Holmes of Sumter, Christopher McGowan Holmes of Charleston and Thomas Connor Holmes of Atlanta; two daughters, Lucy Holmes Little of Columbia and Melissa Holmes White of Sumter; a sister, Helen Sharpe Overstreet of Sapphire, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia. The family will receive friends at the home. Dunbar Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of arrangements.

FELIX KARCZEWSKI

Felix Karczewski, 86, husband of Wray S. Karczewski, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was a son of the late John and Frances Karczewski. He attended the Lady of the Skies Base Chapel at Shaw Air Force Base. He served for more than 30 years with the United States Air Force, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired as a chief master sergeant. He was a member of the Chief’s Group of Shaw AFB. He was a boxer and was on the same card with Joe Lewis, winning 165 of 220 bouts. Survivors besides his wife include a son, Doug F. Karczewski of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Doug and Brad Karczewski. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Lady of the Skies Base Chapel with Father Richard Dunn and Father Jerry Ward officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Karczewski will lie in state from 2 to 3 p.m. in the vestibule of the church. Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 400 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29206. Bullock Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

RUTH D. SCHWENSEN

RALEIGH, N.C. — Ruth Evelyn Davis Schwensen, widow of Kai Victor Schwensen, died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Rex Hospital after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Sumter County. She enjoyed being a member of the Prime Timers Choir at her church, Trinity Baptist, and also was an active participant of the retirement community at Capital Towers. Mrs. Schwensen was employed in retail for more than 30 years with several department stores including Nowells, Hudson Belk, Efirds, and the old 208 Shop in downtown Raleigh. She was an North Carolina State University basketball fan. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Williams of Raleigh and Patricia Easley of Knightdale, N.C.; a brother, George W. Davis Jr.; three sisters, Cleo Hayes, Mable Brooks and Alice Shealy, all of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Jerome Blum of Madera, Calif., Heather Wood of Benson, N.C., Brandi Bowman of Apex, N.C., Hiliary Hatcher of Knightdale and Sarah Black of Raleigh; and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Brown-Wynne Funeral Home on Millbrook Road, Raleigh. Burial was private at Raleigh Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prime Timers Choir, Trinity Baptist Church, 4815 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Brown-Wynne Funeral Home of Raleigh is in charge of arrangements.

FRANK T. STISH

COLUMBIA — Frank Thomas Stish, 70, husband of Ann Butler Stish, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001. Born in Hazleton, Pa., he was a son of the late Frank and Jenni Rubino Stish. A U.S. Army veteran, he was the owner of Vacuums Etc. of Sumter and A.M. general manager with WNOK radio. He was a member of St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church and the Sumter Chamber of Commerce. Survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Holly Zagata and her husband, Gary, of Columbia; four brothers, Donald, Richard and John Stish, all of Hazleton, and Robert Stish of Glassboro, N.J.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Legare and Ashley Marie Zagata; and 14 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street chapel, and other times at the home of his daughter, 960 Wordsworth Drive. Memorials may be made to the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street chapel, of Columbia is in charge of arrangements.

WILSON BUTLER

Wilson Butler, husband of Jeanette Spann Butler, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born March 24, 1918, he was a son of the late Joe and Anna Mickens Butler. He attended Sumter County public schools. In his youth, he joined St. Mark Methodist Church. When his health failed, he lived at Bishopville Manor, Windsor Manor in Silver Springs, The Carriage House of Sumter, and Mariner Health of Sumter East. Survivors besides his wife include two daughter, Mary Butler Moore and Dr. Earnestine Butler Kirkland, both of New Haven, Conn; two brothers, Alex Butler and Nathaniel Butler; two sisters, Anna Butler Grant Bell and Katie Butler James; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1090 Oswego Road, with the Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Grady W. Kirkland Jr. Burial will be in the church yard cemetery. Gordon M. Moore II, Carlos D. Kirkland, Christopher G. Kirkland, Earnest Grant Jr., Albert Butler and Charles Butler will serve as pallbearers. The funeral procession will leave at 3:20 p.m. from the home, 1444 E. Liberty St. Extension. The family will receive friends at the home. Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

ADDIE W. STRANGE

Addie Elizabeth White Strange, wife of Henry N. Strange, Jr., died June 14, 2001, while in Concord, N.C. Born Oct. 1, 1918, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Lee White and Sudie Newman White. Mrs. Strange was a 1936 graduate of Sumter High School and was employed by Sumter Buick Company as a bookkeeper for several years. After marriage, she became a full-time homemaker. She was a long-time member of the Whitehead Sunday School Class of First United Methodist Church of Rocky Mount, N.C. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women. Survivors besides her husband of Concord include two daughters, Lynda S. Boyd and Judy S. King, both of Concord; four granddaughters, Ashley K. Mangum of Concord, Stacey K. Hudson of Matthews, N.C., Kristen L. Boyd of Durham, N.C. and Amanda E. Boyd of Hickory, N.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Austin and Sydney Mangum and Thomas Hudson. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Church St., Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SHELBY WEEKS

MANNING — Shelby Davis Weeks, 88, widower of Doris Frierson Weeks, died Friday, June 15, 2001, in Goose Creek. Born March 13, 1913 in Manning, he was a son of the late John Richard Weeks and the late Anna Bell Holladay Weeks. He was retired, and was a World War II veteran, and a member of Manning First Baptist Church. Survivor include a son, Shelby Davis Weeks Jr. of Summerville; two daughters, Shellie Bell of Goose Creek and Lynn Kite of San Antonio; four sisters, Ethel Millender and Rose Lowder of St. Matthews, Sallie Belle Mathis of Bristol, Tenn., and Lillie Brunson of Greenwood; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Stephens Funeral Home in Manning. Chaplain Shelby Weeks Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Summerton Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hervey Frierson, Gil Frierson, Jonathon Weeks, Randy Allston, Richard Suthcliffe and Johnny Weeks. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Stephens Funeral Home in Manning. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, P.O. Box 50820, Summerville, SC 29485. Stephens Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

LEROY COLEMAN

Leroy Coleman, 51, husband of Linda Munford Coleman, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at his home. Born Jan. 25, 1950 in Sumter, he was a son of Dorothy Montgomery Coleman and the late Charles “BC” Coleman. The family will receive friends at the home, 312 Manning Ave. Services will be announced by Sumter Funeral Service Inc.

LUCILLE HOLMES

COLUMBIA — Lucille Overstreet Holmes, 77, widow of Dr. Charles Rutledge Holmes, died Thursday, June 14, 2001. Born in Bainbridge, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Guy and Lucille Conner Overstreet. A graduate of th University of South Carolina, she was a member of the Colonial Dames, Huguenot Society, Holly Garden Club and Forest Lake Country Club. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and served on the Altar Guild. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Rutledge Holmes Jr. and Karen Watson of Sumter, Christopher McGowan and Beth Graham Holmes of Charleston, and Thomas Connor and Florence Callaway Holmes of Atlanta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lucy Holmes Little and Thomas J. Little Jr. of Columbia, and Melissa Holmes and James Thomas White of Sumter; a sister, Helen Sharpe Overstreet of Sapphire, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral with burial following in Elmwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Hugh Hammond Dubose, Sam Beard King Jr., James Gadsen Holmes, Ben Rankin Morris and Thomas Belton Boyle. Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Palmetto Health Hospice or to a charity of one’s choice. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

WILLIAM WILSON

LAKE CITY — William Wilson, 79, widower of Odell Hanna Wilson, died Friday, June 15, 2001. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and James Turner, 603 Constitution Ave., Lake City. Services will be announced by Green’s Funeral Home of Lake City.

SARAH FLOYD

Sarah Annette Dew Floyd, 57, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at her residence. Born Aug. 4, 1943, in Mullins, she was a daughter of the late James L. and Glennie Bryant Dew. She was a graduate of the 1961 class of Mullins High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Coker College and a Master of Arts degree in music from the University of South Carolina. She was one of the founders of the Sumter Civic Chorale and has served as accompanist through the years. She has served as the organist and choir director for St. James Lutheran Church for the past 11 years. At the age of 15, she began playing the piano or organ for churches and various organizations in Marion County. She taught elementary music in Sumter School District 17 for many years. She also taught private piano lessons at her home for a number of years. She was a member of various organizations, including Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Lota Chapter; the Woman’s Afternoon Music Club of Sumter, in which she served as president; the South Carolina Music Educators Association; the Music Educators National Conference; and the American Guild of Organists. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Floyd Goodwin and husband Mike of Columbia, and Kim Floyd McGinnis and husband David of Sumter; two sisters, Cecelia Dew Brown and husband Tom of Hartsville, and Jimmy Lynn Dew Page and husband L.M. of Mullins; four granddaughters, Lindsey Dew McGinnis, Rebecca Lee McGinnis, Katherine Austin Floyd and Miranda Leigh Goodwin; her fiancee, Col. (Retired) William “Bo” F. Marshall of Sumter; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, at St. James Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tony Metze officiating. A graveside service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday in Cedardale Cemetery in Mullins. Pallbearers will be Cullen Bryant, Harold Bryant, Mike Griffie, Buddy Martin, S.B. Nichols and Jimmy Goodyear. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bullock Funeral Home and at other times at her residence in Sumter. Memorials may be sent to St. James Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 1124 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150, or to Tri-County Hospice, 2650-A Hardee Cove, Sumter, SC 29150 or to The Clifton Moise Music Scholarship Fund, 118 Reynolds Road, Sumter, SC 29150. Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

ALMA NUNNALLY

MOUNT PLEASANT — Alma Davis Nunnally, 94, widow of James Glenn Nunnally, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the Sandpiper Convalescent Center. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she was a daughter of the late John Edward Davis and the late Emma Louise Brown Davis. She was graduated from Winthrop College in 1927 and received a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. She was a retired schoolteacher who taught at McLaurin Junior High and Alice Drive schools for 35 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Alma Louise “Sis” Nunnally of Isle of Palms; and a sister, Evelyn Seckinger of St. Matthews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Trinity United Methodist Church Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Robert E. Stillwell officiating. Burial will follow in Sumter Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1140 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

MIRIAM CUMMINGS

Miriam Wright Cummings, 81, widow of William E. Cummings Sr., died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at her home. Born July 19, 1920, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Frank Wright and Inez McCain Wright. Survivors include two sons, William E. Cummings of Sumter and Wilbur J. Cummings of New York; a daughter, Beverly I. Cummings of New York; a sister, Elizabeth Deloris Williams of Aurora, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home, 970 Jasmine Trail. Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

MARY HOLLAND

Mary Agnes Copeland Holland, 79, widow of Hoyt Holland Sr., died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at a local nursing center. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

WILLIAM EASTERLY

William Victor Easterly, 66, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Hopewell Nursing Center. He was born May 11, 1935, in Detroit. Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

FRANCES ALSTON

WEDGEFIELD — Frances Alston, 61, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 21, 1939, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Julia Alston. The family will receive friends at the home, 10 Isaiah Drive, (Cane Savannah Road), Wedgefield. Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

LEONARD BENNETT

CAMDEN — Leonard Bennett, 69, of 146 Battleship Road, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Springdale Nursing Home. Born in Lee County, he was a son of the late Eddie and Annie Richardson Bennett. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church, Rembert, with the Rev. Willie Dennis officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Haile’s Funeral Home of Camden is in charge of arrangements.

R. BRUCE MORRIS

R. Bruce Morris, 50, died Monday, July 30, 2001, in Sumter. Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter.

RETHA M. STAGGERS

Retha M. Staggers died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at the Charleston Memorial Hospital in Charleston. Born May 10, 1937, in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of the late James and Anna Green Staggers. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Mary Katherine Isaac, 24 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter. Services will be announced by Palmer Memorial Chapel of Sumter.

SAM YOUNG JR.

Sam Young Jr. died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born July 11, 1941, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Sam Young Sr. and Catherine Cain Young. The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, David Young, 53 Murphy St. Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

CHARLES L. ADDISON

TURBEVILLE — Charles Levi Addison, 89, widower of Brenda Hobbs Addison, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Rice Home in Columbia. Born in Castlewood, Va., he was a son of the late Everett Brown Addison and Artie Frances Johnson Addison. He was owner and operator of Addison Moving and Storage Co. He was a retired U.S. Air Force major with 23 years of service. He was a World War II veteran, served in Normandy and was also a Korean veteran. Survivors include two sons, Barry Lee Addison of St. Charles and Michael Kelly Addison of Prosperity; two daughters, Linda DuPre of Irmo and Carol Callahan of Augusta, Ga.; a brother, Kelly Addison of Virginia; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sumter Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Sumter Beautification. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

ADDIE R. CONYERS

Addie Richardson Conyers, 96, widow of Paul Conyers, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Hopewell HealthCare Center. Born Oct. 12, 1904, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late John and Lucinda Richardson. She attended Clarendon County public schools. In her youth, she joined Antioch UME Church, where she was a member of the missionary society. Survivors include a daughter, LueEthel Conyers Drayton of Rimini; two sisters, Sarah R. Canty of Pinewood and Dorothy Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Allen, Richard, George, Rufus, James and John. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Antioch UME Church, Rimini, with the Rev. Jonathan Smith, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Richard McKnight, the Rev. Dr. S.R. Moitt and the Rev. R. Boyd. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Antioch UME Missionaries will serve as flower bearers. The casket will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The funeral procession will leave from the home of her daughter and son-in-law, LueEthel and Irving Drayton, 1556 Drayton-McKnight Road, Rimini. The family will receive friends at the home. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

JOVON R. GAYMON

Jovon Rokeen Gaymon, 20, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 18, 1980, in Sumter, he was a son of Henretta and James Gadson and Jarrett B. and Barbara Logan. He was a member of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Sumter public schools and also attended Sumter High School and Lakewood High School. Survivors besides his parents of Sumter include three daughters, Alexus Taquanda Gaymon of the home, Kayla Samone Gaymon of Charlotte, N.C., and Danisha Alexandra Walker of Sumter; a brother, Jarrett B. Logan Jr. of Sumter; three sisters, Ashley J. Gadson of the home, Sherrice S. Logan of Sumter and Gloria Gaymon of Jacksonville, Fla.; a stepsister, Harmony Gadson of Sumter; maternal grandparents, Roy and Mattie Jones; paternal grandparent, Amanda Logan; and maternal great-grandmother, Maggie Copeland, all of Sumter. He was preceded in death by a maternal grandfather, Harry Lee Gaymon Jr.; a paternal grandfather; two uncles, Jake Logan and Bobby Earl Gaymon; and a special cousin, Corey Henry Copeland. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Marion H. Newton officiating. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery. The funeral procession will leave at 2:15 p.m. from the home, 5435 Shavete Lane, Wedgefield. The family will receive friends at the home. Sumter Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

J.D. GEDDINGS

GREENWOOD — Jessie Delbert “J.D.” Geddings, 83, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Magnolia Manor. Born June 21, 1918, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Jessie Jacobs and Lula Pritchard Geddings. He was a member of Emerald Baptist Church, where he was a member of the R.E. “Pop” Strom Sunday School Class and was the discipleship director of the church for more than 10 years. He was a member of the Greenwood Lions Club. He retired from Greenwood Packing Plant after 35 years of employment. Survivors include two daughters, Daisy G. Scurry of Darlington and Cynthia G. Elmore of Bishopville; a brother, Bernard Geddings of Sumter; a sister, Emma Lee Nesbit of Sumter; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Blyth Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Wayne Wiggins officiating. Burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Jimmy Scurry, Billy Geddings, Jimmy Owensby, Terry Boone, Grady Landreth and Albert Cullins will serve as pallbearers. The families are at their respective homes and will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Emerald Baptist Church Building Fund, 1510 Evans Pond Road, Greenwood, SC 29649. Blyth Funeral Home of Greenwood is in charge of arrangements.

DORIS S. HATFIELD

BISHOPVILLE — Doris Stokes Hatfield, 76, died Monday, July 30, 2001. Born in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Haston and Algie Lee Stokes. She was retired from Reeves Brothers. Survivors include three sons, Bobby and Donald Hatfield, both of Bishopville, and David Hatfield of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Olin Stokes of Topok, Ariz.; four sisters, Dorothy Farmer, Edna Turner, Lib Stokes and Myrtle Turner, all of Bishopville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Salem Southern Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home. Norton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

R. MARVIN HUDSON SR.

Robert Marvin Hudson Sr., 92, husband of Edna Kolb Hudson, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Thomas E. and Hattie Shorter Hudson. He was a lifelong member and Deacon Emeritus of Bethel Baptist Church. He served the church in many other roles over the years, including as trustee and leader of the Cemetery Committee. He was a longtime retiree of the William Furniture Division of Georgia Pacific. He was first married to the late Estelle Bartlette Hudson for 57 years. Survivors besides his wife include four sons, James W. Hudson and his wife, Mary Alice, of Sumter, Clyde E. Hudson of Sumter, H. Gordon Hudson and his wife, Marilyn, of Pawleys Island, and Thomas R. Hudson and his wife, Vickie, of Lexington; two daughters, Evelyn H. Sniecinski and her husband, Frank, of Sumter; and Esther H. Baker of Sumter; a daughter-in-law, Cora L. Hudson of Sumter; a brother, John Thomas Hudson and his wife, Josie, of Pinewood; six sisters, Ruby H. White and her husband, W.T., of Sumter, Trudy H. McLeod of Sumter, Lila H. Elmore of Darlington, Ida H. Geddings of Camden, Docia H. Keech and her husband, Cecil, of Seabrook, Texas, and Mildred H. Lumpkin and her husband, Floyd, of Leoma, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a number of stepchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert M. Hudson Jr.; a daughter, Retha Corine Hudson; and four sisters, Mae H. Rodgers, Ruth H. Rodgers, Hattie Margie Hudson and Betty Hudson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 3320 Nazarene Church Road. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

GAYNELL M. KENNEDY

MASSANUTTEN, Va. — Gaynell McCormick Kennedy, widow of Eli McWhite Kennedy, died Monday, July 30, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Massanutten. Born April 6, 1917, in Langley, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Lottie Mae Owens and Charles Edward McCormick. She was the director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter for 18 years and Centennial Associate Reform Presbyterian Church in Columbia for five years. She was active in the Pilot Club and the Woman’s Afternoon Music Club. Survivors include a son, Charles McWhite Kennedy and his wife, Anna Jean Croft Kennedy, of Salem, Va.; a daughter, Judith Gaynell Kennedy Conn and her husband, George M. Conn Jr., of Massanutten; five grandchildren, Deborah Gaynell Conn McCallister, G. Maurice Conn III, Rebekah Louise Conn Foster, Kristy Leighanna Kennedy Maynor and Sharlee McWhite Kennedy; and four great-grandchildren, Brooke O’Shea Conn, Charles Matthew McCallister, Andrew Connor McCallister and Georgia Anne Foster. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Sumter with the Rev. Mr. Clyde O. Robinson officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta, Ga. Memorials may be made to Clifton Moise Scholarship Fund of the Woman’s Afternoon Music Club, 118 Reynolds Road, Sumter, SC 29150, or to Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church, Sumter. Lindsey Funeral Homes Inc. of Harrisonburg, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

DELORIS RICHBURG

Deloris Richburg, 63, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia. Born Aug. 27, 1937, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of Julia Vaughn Richburg and the late Horace Richburg. She attended Sumter County public schools. She also attended Morris College. In her youth, she joined St. Matthew AME Church, where she served as a trustee for many years until her health failed. She retired from Campbell Soup Co. in 1982. Survivors besides her mother include a brother, Abraham Oliver of New York; and a sister, Horitiense O. Dubose of New Jersey. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at St. Matthew AME Church, Summerton, with the Rev. Silas Spann, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Wilbert Witherspoon and Minister Sheila Murray. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. today. The funeral procession will leave at 2:30 p.m. from the home, 40 Brent St., Sumter. The family will receive friends at the home. Community Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

JEANETTE P. STANCIL

TAYLORS — Jeanette Lewis Pannell Stancil, 72, of 109 Waters Road, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Sumter. Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late John Brice and Annie Mae Jacob Lewis. She was a member of Faith Temple in Greenville and attended Wise Drive Baptist Church in Sumter. She was first married to the late Ralph Edward Pannell and then to the late James Wallace Stancil. Survivors include a son, Dr. Timothy L. Pannell of Sumter; two grandchildren, Trent Pannell and Tyler Pannell, both of Sumter; and a sister, Margaret Morgan of Greenville. She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Edward Pannell; and two brothers, Robert Lewis and James Carlton Lewis. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Section B. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, downtown. Family members are at their respective homes. Memorials may be made to Wise Drive Baptist Church, 2751 S. Wise Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. Thomas McAfee Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

MARGARET O. WARES

FARMERSVILLE, TEXAS — Margaret Louise Harris Osborne Wares, formerly of Sumter, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Hinton Nursing Home of Farmersville. Born Oct. 15, 1917, she was a daughter of the late James and Daisy Montgomery Harris. Survivors include a son, Charlie B. Osborne Jr. and his wife, Joyce, of Sumter; a daughter, Kathy O. Smith and her husband, Don, of Farmersville; three grandchildren, Jeremy H. Griffin of Farmersville, Jennifer Hodge and Brandon Osborne; and a great-grandson, Jeremy Dewayne Griffin. She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. A memorial will be held at a later date in Sumter. Hurst’s Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Inc. of Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.

ALBERTA J. WILLIAMS

MANNING — Alberta Jenkins Williams, 62, of 4250 Bullard Road, Hemingway, wife of George Williams Jr. died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at her daughter’s home. Born June 16, 1939, in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of Elsie Hemingway Jenkins and the late Rufus Demo Jenkins Sr. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. In her youth, she joined St. Mary’s Holiness Church and later became a member of The Holiness Church of Donnely. After moving to Hemingway, she joined St. Phillips Baptist Church, where she served 25 years. Survivors besides her husband and mother, include four sons, George Williams of New Haven, Conn., Johnny Williams of Hemingway, Joe L. Butler of Sacramento, Calif., and Anthony W. Butler of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; a daughter, Judy Conyers of Manning; four brothers, Levi Jenkins, Leroy Jenkins and Don Jenkins, all of Hemingway, and Rufus Jenkins Jr. of Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Jessie Mae Jenkins, Elizabeth Ann Jenkins and Ruthina Jenkins, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Phillips Baptist Church in the Brunson Crossroad community in Hemingway, with the Rev. Jobie Lance officiating, assisted by the Revs. Robert Lane, S.L. Generette, J.H. Frederick, Levi Jenkins, E.B. Holmes, S. Graham and H. Massengil. Burial will be in Bethlehem AME Church cemetery in the Muddy Creek community in Hemingway. The casket will be placed in the church at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, 623 Frazier St. in Manning and the home of her brother, 56 Magnolia St. in Hemingway. Samuels Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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