JOHN K. BROGDON
MANNING — John Kirkpatrick Brogdon, 78, husband of Carolyn Wilder Brogdon, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 29, 1924, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late Sam John Brogdon and the late Lois Kirkpatrick Brogdon. He was a retired farmer, a World War II Air Force veteran, and a deacon, former usher and member of Manning First Baptist Church and the Crusaders Sunday School class.
Survivors besides his wife of Manning are a daughter, Jane Brogdon Best and her husband, the Rev. David Best, of Kernersville, N.C.; a sister, Rebecca Brogdon Davis of Jackson, Tenn.; a grandson, John David Best; and a granddaughter, Rachel Best.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Manning First Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Bridges and the Rev. David Best officiating. Burial will follow in Manning Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 529 Woodland Drive, Manning.
Memorials may be made to Turbeville Freewill Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 229, Turbeville, SC 29162 or Manning First Baptist Church, 49 W. Boyce St., Manning, SC 29102 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.
Ovieance Taylor, 2, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
The family will receive friends at the home, 406 W. Oakland Ave., Sumter.
Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary.
SADIE T. BELL
Sadie T. Bell, 75, wife of Ollie L. “O.L.” Bell, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born in Kershaw County, she was a daughter of the late Hammie Truesdale and Annie Newman Truesdale. She was a member of Bible Fellowship Church, where she was a charter member of the Howell Bible Class. She was retired from Pioneer Dress Company.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years of Sumter; a son, Michael Thad Bell and his wife, Jan, of Dalzell; a daughter, Sonja Dianne Plemons and her husband, Kyle Ray, of Manning; six grandchildren, Thad Bell, Rocky Bell, Jamie Plemons, Doug Vance, Robbie Vance and Katie Bell; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ila Mae Newman, Pearl Romero and Ruby Riggs; and four brothers, Jesse Truesdale, Hammie Truesdale Jr., Marion Truesdale and Bill Truesdale.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Whitehead and Bob Partin officiating.
Memorials may be made to Bible Fellowship Church Building Fund.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
EVA WELLS WILLIAMS
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Eva Wells Williams, 80, widow of Joseph Williams, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Ditmas Health Care Center.
Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Wells and Melissa Fortune Wells. She was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and attended Congruity School.
Survivors include four brothers, Thomas Wells of Delaware, Henry Wells Sr. of Alcolu, Sam Wells of Lamar and Malachi Wells of Ulinda, Conn.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillie Mae Tomlin, Chestene Billie and Mammie Nelson.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday from the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.
The Rev. William Jones Jr. will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Ernest Jackson. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery in Alcolu.
Pallbearers will be her brothers and nephews, Thomas Wells, Henry Wells Sr., Sam Wells, Randolph Wells, Henry Wells Jr. and Walter Barfield.
Floral bearers will be friends of the family.
The funeral procession will leave 1:15 p.m. from the home of her brother, Henry Wells Sr., 3534 Plowden Mill Road, Alcolu. The family will receive friends at the home.
Williams Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
NANCY MAE SMART-WILLIS
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Nancy Mae Smart-Willis died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Born and reared in Bishopville, she was a daughter of the late Eddie and Lourenza Smart. She attended the public schools of Lee County and graduated from Dennis High School. She received a bachelors degree from Morris College in Sumter.
She resided in Columbus, Ohio, where she was a member of Hosack Street Baptist Church. She was also a retired schoolteacher with Columbus public schools and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Survivors include two sons, Calvin L. Willis and Thomas S. Willis Jr.; a daughter, Nancy L. Willis; 11 grandchildren, Lonnie Stuckey, Melissa Whitside, Tanisha Adams, Samuel Davidson, Camarra Camellia, Freda and Anastasia Melton and Reginald Adams, all of Maryland, Carla Smith of New York, and Eric Perkins of South Carolina; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Square Deal Funeral Home with the Rev. Philip Mixon officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery.
Square Deal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MANNING — Moses Servance, 82, husband of Mable Wright Servance, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning.
He was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Clarendon County.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 9 Ragin St., Manning. Services will be announced by Fleming & Delaine Funeral Home in Manning.
MARY WILSON JENKINS
BISHOPVILLE — Mary Wilson Jenkins, wife of James Jenkins, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville.
Born in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Wiley Wilson and Ida Herrington Wilson. She was a faithful member of Grant Hill Baptist Church in Rembert and was a member of the missionary guild and the choir.
Survivors besides her husband include four sons, Wiley Jenkins and his wife, Mary, of Brooklyn, N.Y., James Lee Jenkins and his wife, Sheila, of Augusta, Ga., Thomas Jenkins and his wife, Lenora, of Bronx, N.Y., and Albert Jenkins and his wife, Judy, of Albany, N.Y.; four daughters, Lula Bradley and her husband, Charlie, of Bronx, N.Y., Janet Pinkney and her husband, Henry, of Greenville, Emma Magazine and her husband, James, of Paterson, N.J., and Julia Rhem and her husband, McDonald, of Bronx, N.Y.; a brother, Herbert Wilson of Dalzell; three stepbrothers, Albert Jenkins of Winter Park, Fla., James Henry Jenkins and James Arthur Jenkins, both of Sumter; a sister, Emma Harriett of Queens, N.Y.; three stepsisters, Juanita Jenkins of Winter Park, Fla., Thelma Vaughn of Dalzell and Alva Mae Martin of Sumter; 25 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ida Mae Jenkins; and three sisters, Ida Ruth Wilson Dow, Addie Wilson Mickens and Julia Wilson Mickle.
A wake service will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. The remains will be placed in Grant Hill Baptist Church in Rembert at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.
Burial will be in Grant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 190 Herbert Wilson Road, Dalzell.
Wilson’s Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.
JOSEPH T. SELLERS
Joseph T. “Terry” Sellers, 46, of Augusta, Ga., died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at his residence.
A native of Ellijay, Ga., he was raised in Wrens, Ga., and lived in Augusta, Ga., for many years. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Georgia and South Carolina who had worked in various funeral homes in the CSRA for many years. He worked for the past 18 years at Elliott Sons Funeral Homes of Augusta. He was a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia and the Georgia and South Carolina Funeral Directors Association. An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of Curtis Baptist Church and a former longtime member of Fleming Baptist Church, both in Augusta, Ga.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charlie Sellers, who passed away in 1981.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Penny Welch Sellers; a son, Blake; a daughter, Leslie Kate, all of Augusta, Ga.; his mother, Aline Sellers of Wrens, Ga.; his in-laws, Harold and Madge Welch of Augusta, Ga.; special friends William Brooks, Cyndi McGahee, Johnny Rowland, Steven and Kristy Brooks; and many other close friends and acquaintances.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday from Curtis Baptist Church, with Dr. Mark Harris officiating. Pallbearers will be Reuben Chance, Patricia Knight, Harold Sheppard, Kenneth Holley, Barry Cowart, Mark Rivers, Walker Lewis and Eston Cantrell. Honorary pallbearers will be former and current coworkers and any other Georgia and South Carolina funeral professionals. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blake and Leslie Kate Sellers Educational Fund, c/o Bank of America, Attn: Sherry Wescom, 3509 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Ga. 30909.
FRANCES A. SISSON HOLBROOK
ORANGEBURG — Jimmie Frances Ann Sisson “Nana“ Holbrook, beloved wife of the late Howard Franklin Holbrook Sr., died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Westover Memorial Park.
She was a native of Little Rock, Ark., and a homemaker. She was a Roman Catholic.
Survivors include a son, H. Frank Holbrook Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Columbus, Ga.; three daughters, Skippy Clark of Raleigh, N.C., Cindy Hamilton and her husband, Paul, of Orangeburg, Beth H. Crow and her husband, Randy, of Elgin Air Force Base, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Alice Yaun of Augusta, Ga., Kathryn Cullather of Silver Springs, Md., and Doris Price of Augusta, Ga.; a brother, Robert Sisson of Augusta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Dr. Jodi S. Holbrook, Brandon H. Holbrook and his wife, Susann, Angela Schwan and Tracie Urness and her husband, Troy, Jeff Fountian and his wife, Alex, G.P. Koontz, James Koontz and his wife, Kathy, Michael Clark and his wife, Robin, Chris Paul Hamilton and his wife, April, and Melissa Hamilton and fiance Bailey Smith, and Brandy S. Crowe; 11 great-grandchildren, Avery and Hudson Holbrook, Ashton and Justin Urness, E.J. and Logan Schwan, Zayne and Braydon Fountian, Charlie and Heidi Koontz, and Savannah Clark. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Austin Crowe.
Memorials may be made to the Blessed Sacrament School, 6316 N. 30th St., Omaha, Neb. 68111.
The family will receive friends form 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Elliott Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
RICHARD J. DELARUE
Richard John Delarue, 35, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at his home in Rockville, Md.
Born in Long Island, N.Y., he was a son of Jacqueline Fowler Knoblock and the late Richard Jay Delarue. He attended the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross at Stateburg and was a graphic designer and fine artist.
Survivors besides his mother include a stepfather, Bruce Knoblock of Sumter; maternal grandmother, Muriel Fowler, of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Delarue of Denver and John Delarue of St. Louis; and two sisters, Jeannie Lewis of Loveland, Colo., and Carolyn Delarue of Denver.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery in Stateburg with the Rev. Dick Archer officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 707 Sierra St.
Memorials may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross Historic Preservation Trust, C/O Amelia B. Harper, 2161 Gion St., Sumter, SC 29150-5904.
Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SUSANNA R. McFADDEN
Susanna Redding McFadden, 87, widow of Jasper McFadden, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Clarendon County.
The family will receive friends at the home, 10 Corbett St.
Services will be announced by Sumter Funeral Service Inc.
THEOLA L. SINGLETON
Theola Lewis Singleton died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at her home.
She was the daughter of the late Asbury Lewis and Ardell Capers Lewis.
The family will receive friends at the home, 5095 Peach Orchard Road, Dalzell.
Services will be announced by James Funeral Home Inc.
JEANETTE M. ARDIS
Jeanette M. Ardis died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.
Sandra “Sandy” Ardis, 60, wife of Robert A. Ardis, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.
Henry “Shorty” Bolden, 78, former husband of Venie Ellerbe Bolden, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Oct. 24, 1924, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Thomas Bolden and Carrie Matthew Sargent Bolden. He attended Sumter County public schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors besides his former wife of Rembert include four daughters, Loretta of New York, Carrie Bolden of Dalzell, Monica Bolden and Sandra Bolden, both of Sumter; a brother, Harrison Bolden of Rembert; two sisters, Epsie Fletcher of New York and Angeline Ballard of Sumter; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son and two brothers.
Wake services will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc. with the Rev. Eddie C. Thomas officiating, assisted by the Rev. James E. Williams. Burial will be in Hopewell Baptist Churchyard Cemetery, Dalzell.
The funeral procession will leave at 1:45 p.m. from the home of his daughter, Carrie Bolden, 4795 Solstice Drive, Dalzell.
The family will receive friends at the home of Carrie Bolden.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.