Miscellaneous Sumter County, South Carolina Obituaries

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS


ICYBELLE MONTGOMERY

Icybelle Montgomery, 81, widow of Wesley Montgomery, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 4, 1919, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Alma Fulwood McCutcheon. The family will receive friends at the home, 946 Houck St., Sumter. Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

MARGARET M. CUBBAGE

GREENVILLE — Margaret Mills Cubbage, 86, formerly of Sumter, widow of Ladson G. Cubbage Sr., died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Oakleaf Village Assisted Living Community. Born in Statesville, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Robert and Annie Mills. She attended the University of South Carolina and participated in and taught a number of child development seminars. She was a kindergarten teacher at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter for more than 20 years. She was an active member of Aldersgate Methodist Church in Sumter. Survivors include two sons, Dr. James A. Hill Jr. and Leighton Mills Cubbage, both of Greenville; a daughter, Mary Hazel Marshall of Las Vegas, Nev.; a stepson, Ladson G. Cubbage Jr. of Spartanburg; a stepdaughter, Mary Borry of Sumter; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ann Alpert. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, downtown. The family is at the home of Leighton Cubbage, 11 Collins Creek Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greenville Tech Foundation, in Memory of Margaret Mills Cubbage, P.O. Box 5616, Greenville, SC 29606. Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, 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. today 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.

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 Williams 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, Vicki, 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. today at Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 3320 Nazarene Church Road. Memorials may be made to Tri-County Hospice, 2650-A Hardee Cove, Sumter, SC 29150 or to Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

LOTA M. LEE

Lota Mathis Lee, 82, widow of Worth D. Lee, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at a local nursing center. Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Jonathan Mathis and Frances Emily Cappell Mathis. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Douglas Williams of Glens Ferry, Idaho, and Jimmy Williams of Sumter; a daughter, Jerri Bastian of Poquoson, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert N. Rivers officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Williams, 570 Rainbow Drive. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, S.C. 29260. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

R. BRUCE MORRIS

R. Bruce Morris, 50, died Monday, July 30, 2001, in Sumter. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Robert Clement Morris and Ida Hodge Dennis Morris. He was a surveyor. Survivors include two brothers, James A. Dennis Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Pensacola, Fla., and Patrick H. Dennis and his wife, Myrtle Ann, of Charleston; two sisters, Jennie Ruth Richardson of Sumter and Marian McCaskill and her husband, Mack, of Lugoff; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Richardson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

JACQUELINE B. MULDROW

Jacqueline “Jackie” Butler Muldrow, wife of Michael Muldrow, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at her home, 1638 Broome St. Born Aug. 5, 1960, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of Cornelia Robinson Butler and the late Lee Butler. She was a 1979 graduate of Sumter High School. In her youth, she joined Salem Baptist Church. She resided in Virginia Beach, Va., and attended the Church Ambassadors for Christ under the leadership of Bishop C.N. White. She recently moved back to Sumter. Survivors besides her husband and mother include a son, Tony J. Muldrow of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Coltne M. Muldrow and April M. Muldrow, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; and four sisters, Vivian Butler, Martha Butler-Kenty and Carolina Spears, all of Sumter, and Barbara Lacy of Spanaway, Wash. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerome Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Salem Baptist Church, 320 W. Fulton St., Sumter, with the Rev. L.W. Barnes officiating. The Rev. Dr. T.O. Everett is the pastor. Burial will be in White’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of her mother-in-law, Mary Smith, 39 Capri St. Scriven Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

MOZELLE I. PEAKS

Mozelle Isaac Peaks died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Mariner Health of Sumter East. Born April 22, 1924, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Isaac Weston Sr. and Corean Weston. She attended Lee and Sumter County public schools and was a 1944 graduate of Lincoln High School. After graduation, she enrolled in Morris College. She was raised in the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church and was active until she moved to Youngstown, Ohio. In Youngstown, she was a member of the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang on the senior choir, was vice president of the gospel choir, treasurer of the Benevolent Fund and was a member of the Jolly Ten Club. After returning to the Sumter community, she joined Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was a member of the NAACP. She was the first person of color to be employed as a salesperson with the W.T. Grant Dept. store in Youngstown. She later retired as a team supervisor in the industrial field. Survivors include a brother, Herbert Isaac Jr. of Denmark; and two sisters, Frances Bryant and Dorothy Richards, both of Sumter. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James F. Isaac and Curtis Isaac. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Telley L. Gadson, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Herbert Fogle, the Rev. Eliza Black, and the Rev. Willie Dennis. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. The casket will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing until the hour of service. The family will receive friends at the home of Dorothy and William Richards, 83 Hawks Cove, Sumter. Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

LOUISE W. WHITE

ALCOLU — Louise Walker White, 76, widow of Isaac Levan White, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at her home in Alcolu. Born in Great Falls, she was a daughter of the late Lucius E. and Nannie B. Medlin Walker. She was a member of Clarendon Baptist Church in Alcolu and also attended Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church in Manning. Survivors include a son, Allen Levan White of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Miriam Carnell of Florence; two brothers, Wallace E. Walker of Wagner and Jack O. Walker of Lexington; two sisters, Dorothy Gray of White Rock and Betty Felder of Columbia; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Baughman. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Helvey officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bennie Turner. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Manning. Randy Felder, Kenneth Felder, Wayne Baughman, Clint Walker, Jackie Walker and David Young will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home in Alcolu, 6457 Sumter Highway. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

ROY M. WRENN

MANNING — Roy M. Wrenn, 75, husband of Ila Stewart Wrenn, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Born May 18, 1926, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late LeRoy and Lois Oliver Wrenn. He was a member of Santee Baptist Church. He was a retired electrician, and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Survivors besides his wife of Manning include two sons, Stuart Wrenn of Frederick, Md., and Stephen Wrenn of Warner Robins, Ga.; a daughter, Paula Wrenn of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a brother, Charlie Wrenn of Temple Hills, Md.; two sisters, Dorothy Wrenn and Lucille Wrenn of Fredericksburg, Va.; and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home in Manning with the Rev. Jimmy Eldreth officiating. Memorials may be made to your local American Cancer Society. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

WASHINGTON WRIGHT SR.

WISACKY — Washington Wright Sr., 80, widower of Maggie Williams Wright, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence. Born Sept. 4, 1920, in Elliott, he was a son of the late Henry and Mary Gamble Wright. He attended Lee County public schools. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he served faithfully until his health failed. Survivors include two sons, Washington Wright Jr. of Washington, D.C., and William Wright of Upper Marlboro, Md.; three daughters, Annie L. Wright of Winston-Salem, N.C., Inez Sanders of Oxon Hill, Md., and Sarah Hutchinson of Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Elliott, with the Rev. John A. Sellers, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul United Methodist Church cemetery, Wisacky. The casket will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends at the home, 97 Faith Road, Wisacky. Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

LILLIAN W. BALLARD

NEWARK, N.J. — Lillian Whittleton Ballard, wife of Richard Ballard, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, in Newark. Services will be announced by James Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

MELVIN SIMON

NEW YORK — Melvin Simon died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital Medical Center. Born July 24, 1915, in Lee County, he was a son of the late Sam and Sarah Lebeau Simon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Square Deal Funeral Home, Bishopville, with the Rev. Phillip Mixon officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 709 Frierson St., Bishopville. Square Deal Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES O. DAVIS

James Orian “Red” Davis, 70, husband of Gloria Petrucci Davis, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Bishopville, he was a son of the late Lawrence Edward Davis and Rosa Caughman Davis. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church and was a retired shop foreman with Madison Industries. Survivors besides his wife include a son, James O. Davis Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Sumter; three daughters, Jeane D. Brown and her husband, Jack, Beverly D. Bilton and her husband, Al, and Beth D. Coker and her husband, Clint, all of Sumter; a sister, Carolyn Davis Baird of Sumter; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Bordeaux and Dr. Thomas L. Painter officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. Jimmy Alsbrooks, Dickie Stewart, Jim Bendle, Clyde Baker, Floyd Smith and Don Walker will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the homes, 3 Camellia St. and 889 Twin Lakes Drive. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. North, Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JANIE M. FELDER

SUMMERTON — Janie McKnight Felder, 101, widow of William Eli “Willie” Felder, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at the Methodist Oaks in Orangeburg. Born Dec. 13, 1899, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late William McKnight and Susan Janie McKnight Watt. She was a member of Summerton United Methodist Church and a retired secretary. Survivors include a nephew, George Culler of Orangeburg; and six nieces, Myrtle Wood of Lake City, Evelyn Nelson of West Columbia, Helen Heddon of Canton, Texas, Mary McAdams of Hartville, Ohio, Susanne Ward of Inverness, Fla. and Helen Cashon of Statesboro, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Summerton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carolyn Malphrus officiating. Burial will be in the Summerton Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Summerton United Methodist Church. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT E. FORD

MANNING — Robert Earnest “Bob” Ford, 73, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at his home in Manning. Born in Lima, Ohio, he was a son of the late Carlton A. and Rosella E. Nebergall Ford. He was an architectural draftsman, World War II Navy veteran, Shriner, 32nd degree Mason and a Methodist. Survivors include a son, Gary Ford and his wife, Alexandra, of Urbana, Ohio; a special companion, Sylvia Anne Derrick of Columbia; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Greg Ford. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Tyler officiating. The family will receive friends at the home, 1769 Lakeshore Drive, Manning. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital/Omar Temple Children’s Fund 21028, Charleston, SC 29413. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

HOWARD W. GREGORY SR.

SUMMERTON — Howard Woodrow Gregory Sr., 87, widower of Celestine Nelson Gregory, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at his home. Born Jan. 27, 1914, in Boydton, Va., he was a son of the late Thomas and Nanny Lee Newton Gregory. He attended Macklinburg County, Va., public schools. He joined Clinton Memorial AME Church and, after moving to Summerton, joined Liberty Hill AME Church, where he served on the Senior Steward Board. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He retired from Joe’s Restaurant as co-owner. Survivors include a son, Howard W. Gregory Jr.; a sister, Dorothy Jones of Newark, N.J.; five grandchildren, Kim, Andre, Gerard, Brandon and Eric Gregory; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Hill AME Church in Summerton with the Rev. M. Duncan, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Walt Phillips. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 8483 Alex Harvin Road, Summerton. Samuels Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES D. HOLTON JR.

COLUMBIA — Retired Lt. Col. Charles D. Holton Jr., 83, husband of Margaret Powell-Holton, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001. Born in Washington County, N.C., he was a son of the late Charles D. and Maude Ambrose Holton. He graduated from Sumter Boys High School and was a member of the football team. He also attended the University of South Carolina. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a life member of the Retired Officers’ Association, The Summit Club, The Fort Jackson Golf Club and The Capital Senior Center. He was first married to the late Genie Moore Holton and then to Margaret Powell-Holton. Survivors besides his wife include a son, John D. Powell III and his wife, Jo, of Leavenworth, Kan.; two sisters, Marjorie Clarke of Sumter and Esther Holton of Greenville; grandchildren, Ashley Powell and her mother, Novelene Powell, Michael John Powell and Leigh Anne Gaffney and their mother, Ruth Powell, all of Columbia; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Jennings and Dorothy Crowl. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park with military rites. Members of the Medlock Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street chapel. Memorials may be made to Trenholm Road United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3401 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29204 or to a charity of one’s choice. Dunbar Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of arrangements.

SAM W. YOUNG JR.

Sam Willard Young Jr. died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born July 11, 1941, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Sam Young Sr. and Catherine Cain Young. He attended Sumter County public schools. He attended St. Matthews Baptist Church. As a young man, he moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he met and married Helen Harper. He was employed in several different occupations, including carpentry and printing. He was employed as a truck driver for more than 40 years for various agencies including Casone Paper Co. Survivors include three sons, Sam Jeffrey of Brooklyn, Larry Donell of New Rochelle, N.Y., and William of Sommerville, N.J.; a daughter, Dominica of Upper Marlboro, Md.; a brother, David Young of Sumter; and four sisters, Ann Bradley of San Diego, Calif., Erma Linton of Hillside, N.J., Josephine Young of Roswell, Ga., and Ethel Johnson of Sumter. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen and Roy Young. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., with Pastor Wesley Maple, Greater House of Prayer Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park. The funeral procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. from the home of Lottie Spencer, 14 Hospital Circle. The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, David Young, 53 Murphy St., and at the home of Lottie Spencer. Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

LEROY COCKFIELD

LAKE CITY — Leroy Cockfield, 85, widower of Lola Bell Cockfield, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence. He was born June 30, 1916, in Florence County. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Nettie Lee and James Croker, 133 Cash Ave., Lake City. Services will be announced by Green’s Funeral Home of Lake City.

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. She attended Sumter County public schools. She was a member of High Hills AME Church. Survivors include a son, Larry Chuck Alston of Wedgefield; a sister, Susan Coplin of Bridgeport, Conn.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; an aunt; two uncles; a godmother; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today at High Hills AME Church, 6780 Meeting House Road, Sumter, with the Rev. M. Charmaine Ragin officiating. Burial was in the churchyard cemetery. The funeral procession left from the home of her son, 10 Isaiah Drive (Cane Savannah Road), Wedgefield. The family will receive friends at the home of her son. Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

LINNETTE L. BROWN

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Linnette L. Brown, wife of William H. Brown, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Born Sept. 24, 1917, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Shepherd and Eva Tallon Lindler. During her husband’s service in the U.S. military, the family lived in Virginia, Japan, South Carolina, New Jersey, Hawaii and Florida. While in Japan, she served as a Grey Lady with the Red Cross, helping care for wounded soldiers and airmen returning from the Korean War. At Hickam AFB, Hawaii, she worked as a volunteer with pre-schoolers. After returning to the United States, she worked with helping disadvantaged children and also worked with the Operation Blue Bark program, opening her home to provide assistance to unaccompanied dependents proceeding to overseas assignments. Her husband’s final military assignment was to Eglin AFB and Hurlburt at Fort Walton Beach in 1967, where they have lived for the past 35 years. This year would have marked the Brown’s 65th wedding anniversary. Survivors besides her husband of Fort Walton Beach include her children, Robert L. Brown of Dalzell, S.C., and Billie Lynne Chappell of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Betty Stockstad of Calif.; grandchildren, Robert L. Brown Jr. of Crystal River, Fla., Sharolynn L. Kucera of Bellevue, Neb., and Sunnie G. Chappell of Marietta; and great-grandchildren, Kimberly Brown, Shannon Kucera, Caitlyn Kucera, and Nathan Kucera. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Walton Beach. A private family burial will be held Wednesday at Beale Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may contribute to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church mortgage reduction fund, or a charity of their choice. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Fort Walton Beach is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN A. MOORE

MANNING — John Alton Moore, 62, husband of Vera Howle Moore, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Feb. 24, 1939, in Latta, he was a son of the late Quincy and Lucy Clark Moore. He was a salesman, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of Latta Baptist Church. Survivors besides his wife of Manning include three daughters, Renee Bodenheimer, Susan Moore and Brooke Matthews, all of Manning; a brother, Marvin Moore of Latta; two sisters, Marie Clark of Florence and Sybil Hammett of Columbia; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manning with the Rev. Stephen Bowe officiating. Burial will be in Clarendon Memorial Gardens, Manning. Dr. Al Thornton, Tom Eanes, L.G. Mathis, Dickie Thompson, J.D. Duke and Winston Bennett will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, Manning, S.C. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

MOZELLE I. PEAKS

Mozelle Isaac Peaks died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Mariner Health of Sumter East. Born April 22, 1924, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Isaac Sr. and Corean Weston Isaac. She attended Lee and Sumter County public schools and was a 1944 graduate of Lincoln High School. After graduation, she enrolled in Morris College. She was raised in the Mechanicsville United Methodist Church and was active until she moved to Youngstown, Ohio. In Youngstown, she was a member of the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang on the senior choir, was vice president of the gospel choir, treasurer of the Benevolent Fund and was a member of the Jolly Ten Club. After returning to the Sumter community, she joined Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She was a member of the NAACP. She was the first person of color to be employed as a salesperson with the W.T. Grant Dept. store in Youngstown. She later retired as a team supervisor in the industrial field. Survivors include a brother, Herbert Isaac Jr. of Denmark, S.C.; and two sisters, Frances Bryant and Dorothy Richards, both of Sumter. She was preceded in death by two brothers, James F. Isaac and Curtis Isaac. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. Telley L. Gadson, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Herbert Fogle, the Rev. Eliza Black, and the Rev. Willie Dennis. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park. The casket was placed in the church at 1 p.m. for viewing until the hour of service. The family will receive friends at the home of Dorothy and William Richards, 83 Hawks Cove, Sumter. Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNNIE SABRA EARGLE THOMAS

LYNCHBURG — Johnnie Sabra Eargle Thomas, 71, wife of David A. Thomas Sr. died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.

SHEILA RAE SUGG ALEXANDER

CONWAY — Sheila Rae Sugg Alexander, 45, wife of William Hillhouse Alexander, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Conway Hospital. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of George C. Sugg Jr. and the late Sarah Coker Sugg Walsh. She attended the College of Charleston and was employed by the Horry County School District as a teacher. Survivors include a son, William Barry Alexander of Ft. Knox, Ky.; a stepmother, Suzanne G. Sugg of Pawleys Island; six sisters, Pam Sugg Jennings of Atlanta, Margaret C. Sugg, Gina Sugg Johnson and Beth Sugg McNew, all of Myrtle Beach, Sheryl Sugg of Conway and Natalie Sugg Garrett of Easley; and a special family friend, Elizabeth Witherspoon Boulineau of North Myrtle Beach. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Jeff Dunn officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to the Horry County Animal Shelter, 1888 Highway 90, Conway, SC 29526. Goldfinch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

COROLLA NEELEY STUCKEY

BISHOPVILLE — Corolla Neeley Stuckey, 88, widow of Rufus Dixon “Dick” Stuckey, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Covenant Place. Born in Anderson on March 6, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Rev. John William Neeley and Ella C. Moye Neeley. She was a pillar of Bethlehem United Methodist Church where she served as historian, Sunday school teacher, former president of the Women of the Church, and a member of Eva Woodham Circle. She was a 1934 graduate of Columbia College. After graduation, she taught English in the public schools for 34 years, having taught in Bishopville, Lydia, Hartsville and Ashwood-Central schools. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Lee County Historical Society, United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Bishopville Book Club, Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Lee County Education Association, retired; S.C. Education Association, retired; and the National Education Association, retired. In 1992, she co-authored a history of “Lee County: Lee County South Carolina - Past and Present.” She was a recipient of the Governor’s Order of the Palmetto and was also honored by the establishment of the Corolla Stuckey English Scholarship, which is given annually to the Lee County senior with the highest cumulative average in English. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rufus Dixon “Dick” Stuckey Jr. and Kay of Sumter; a daughter and son-in-law, Moye and David Harrison of Kaiserlautern, Germany; grandchildren, Edward L. “Ted” Grimball IV of Charleston and Suzanne E. Harrison of Germany; stepgrandchildren, Elizabeth Jeffers, Kathryn Bailey, Will Bradbury and Lee Bradbury; a stepgreat-grandson, Caleb Bailey; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Phelps officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of her Sunday School class and former students who are able to attend. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Corolla Stuckey English Scholarship Fund, c/o Grady Brown, 213 Main St., Bishopville, SC 29010. Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY