PATRICIA ANN BROOKS
Patricia Ann Brooks, 42, wife of Joseph Brooks, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born May 13, 1961, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of Charlie Hunter and Elizabeth Bradford Hunter of Horatio. She attended Hillcrest High School. She was a lifelong member of Willow Grove AME Church, where she served faithfully in many capacities, including supervisor of the junior usher board and a member of the gospel choir.
Survivors besides her husband, Joseph Brooks of the home, include two sons, Andre Brooks and Joseph Brooks Jr., both of Horatio; two daughters, Sanquinetta Brooks of Horatio and Josie Victoria Perry of Sumter; two brothers, Tony Anthony Hunter of Decatur, Ga., and Charles Adam Hunter of Horatio; one sister, Mary Rivers of Fayetteville, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Hunter.
Wake services will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Palmer Memorial Chapel.
The remains will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Willow Grove AME Church in Horatio.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Willow Grove AME Church in Horatio with the Rev. Vernon Dixon officiating, assisted by the Rev. H.A. Hinton and the Rev. Linda Richbow. Burial will be in Willow Grove AME Church cemetery.
The funeral procession will leave at 2 p.m. from 7675A Richbow Road in Horatio.
The family will receive friends at 7675A Richbow Road in Horatio.
Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
ARTHUR S. FULTON
LAKE CITY — Arthur Scott Fulton, 75, husband of Eula Edwards Fulton of the home, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003.
Born May 15, 1928, he was a son of the late David and Rena F. Fulton. He was owner/operator of Fulton Shell Service Station, East Main Street, Lake City.
Survivors include one son, Nolan Gaskins of Olanta; two daughters, Ruby Lee (Wilbert) Akins and Landeas (Harry) Fulmore of New Jersey; four brothers, Anthony Fulton and Lealon Cooper of Philadelphia, Roosevelt (Esther) Cooper and Charles Cooper of Kingstree; four sisters, Louise Fulton of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Ella Watts of Jamaica, N.Y., Tressie Hayes of Orangeburg and Sarah Ford of Philadelphia; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The remains will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Thursday at Jordan Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Olanta.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from Jordan Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Olanta, with Elder K.L. Gibson officiating.
Burial will be in Sandhill Memorial Park, Lake City.
Pallbearers will be Charles Edwards, Dwayne Edwards, Ricky Edwards, Roy Lee, Danny Davis and Robert Muldrow.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rodgers Thomlinson, Cecil Coker and Ralph Washington.
Floral bearers will be Lela Austin, Connie Epps, Marline Edwards, Ophelia Edwards, May Bell McFadden and Virginia Burgess.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 101 E. Claff Road, Lake City.
Green’s Funeral Home of Lake City is in charge of arrangements.
BLANCHE M. REESE
MAYESVILLE — Blanche McKnight Reese, 82, widow of Willie Reese, died Aug. 5, 2003, at her home, 4145 Third St., Mayesville.
Born March 25, 1921, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert McKnight and Mary Bethune.
The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Davis Holloman and Willie Holloman, 4145 Third St., Mayesville.
Services will be announced by Sumter Funeral Service Inc.
ISABELLE A. STEVENSON
GABLE — Isabelle Abraham Stevenson, 61, widow of William Thomas Stevenson, died Aug. 2, 2003, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter.
Born June 12, 1942, in Gable, she was a daughter of the late Anthony Abraham and Pearl Eaddy Abraham.
The family will receive friends at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Leroy “Sonny” and Mary Abraham, 10421 N. Brewington Road, Gable.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.
LILA M. DAVIS
ELLIOTT — Lila McDonald Davis, 93, widow of David Davis, died Aug. 5, 2003, at 121 Freedom St., Elliott.
Born March 25, 1910, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Robert McDonald Sr. and Eliza Sampson McDonald.
Services will be announced by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc.
BENJAMIN T. KOLB
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — Benjamin Thomas Kolb, 82, husband of Laura Downer Kolb, died July 18, 2003, in Douglasville.
Born April 18, 1921, in Pinewood, he was a son of the late Benjamin Terrell and Eunice Kolb. He graduated from Pinewood High School in 1941 and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a commercial refrigeration repairman and also sold real estate.
Survivors besides his wife of 56 years include one son, Benjamin Thomas Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Douglasville; two daughters, Betty Ann and husband, Mark Hopkins, of Douglasville and Laura Juanita and husband, the Rev. Danny Jones, of Ty Ty, Ga.; two brothers, Oscar and wife, Daisy, of Elloree and Edward Jerome Kolb of Dallas; one sister, Jean Brawley of Gastonia, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, George Terrell Kolb; and two sisters, Blanche Allsbrooks and Juanita Kolb.
Funeral services were held July 20, 2003, at Bethel United Methodist Church. Dr. Roy Daniels and the Revs. Danny Jones and Tim Mitchell officiated.
Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation (800-223-0179) or the Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1444 Bethel Church Road, Hiram, GA 30141.
Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LAKE CITY — Mrs. Joleatha Brunson, 95, widow of Scurry Brunson, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Carolinas Hospital System, Florence.
He was the uncle of Bobby Brunson of Lake City.
The family will receive friends at 534 Winkie Drive, Lake City.
Services will be announced by Green’s Funeral Home of Lake City.
REMBERT — The Rev. Larry Jasper, 51, husband of Barbara Dow Jasper, died Aug. 5, 2003, at Kershaw Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 10, 1951, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Rev. Sanders Jasper and Cora Dennis Jasper.
The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, Thomas “Tim” Jasper, 4420 Leslie Drive, Rembert.
Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc.
QUEEN ESTHER S. MITCHELL
MANNING — Queen Esther Spry Mitchell, 72, wife of John Mitchell, died Aug. 2, 2003, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter.
Born May 10, 1931, in the Foreston community of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Elder Henry Spry Sr. and Hattie Simon Spry. She graduated from Manning Training School and Roper Hospital School of Practical Nursing. She was employed by Jersey Shore Medical Hospital for 40 years and retired July 10, 1999. She attended Church of God by Faith in her youth. She moved to Neptune, N.J., and joined St. Stephen AME and served faithfully. She served as a deaconess and in the missionary ministry. She moved back home and entered watchcare at Church of God by Faith.
Survivors besides her husband, John Mitchell of the home, include one daughter, Lynda Mitchell of Manning; two brothers, James T. (Janie) Spry and George (Eva) Spry, all of Manning; three sisters, Darcus Spry of Neptune, N.J., Ruth Spry of Manning and Shirley Ann Spry of Huntsville, Ala.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Allen, Henry Lincoln and John Wesley Spry; and one sister, Alpha Lee Durant. The remains will be placed in the church at noon Friday.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Fourth Cross Road Baptist Church, Manning, with the Rev. G.K. Carter, pastor, assisting the Rev. Derinzer Johnson and Elder Thomas Davis. Burial will be in Fourth Cross Road Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be nephews and friends of the family.
Floral bearers will be nieces and friends of the family.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1291 Crossroad Church Road, Manning.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Manning Dialysis Center, 122 N. Brooks St., Manning.
Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning is in charge of arrangements.
RICHARD SINGLETARY Jr.
LAKE CITY — Richard Singletary Jr., 63, husband of Johnnie Mae Singletary of Riviera Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at his residence, 308 W. Thomas St., Lake City.
The family will receive friends at the home of his parents, Richard and Lula Singletary, 363 Lincoln Ave., Lake City.
Services will be announced by Green’s Funeral Home of Lake City.
PASSAIC, N.J. — Allen Swinton, 54, husband of Isabel Swinton, died Aug. 5, 2003, at Beth-Israel Hospital in Passaic, N.J.
Born Feb. 4, 1954, in Sumter, he was the son of the late Julia Mae and Richard Swinton. He is preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Swinton. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Sumter, afterwards enlisting in the U.S. Army and honorably serving in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by a son, Kevin Jackson and his wife of Alabama; two daughters of Hampton, Va.; four sisters, Janie Swinton, Thomasina Swinton and Loretta Swinton-Isaac of Sumter and Marie Lee Ramsey of Passaic, N.J.; two brothers, Richard Swinton of Sumter and Edward (Bubba) Swinton of Philadelphia, Pa. Other survivors include a host of uncles, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be held in Passaic, N.J., at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall on Sunday at 6 p.m.
The family will receive friends at the home of Thomasina Swinton, 108 Gate St., Sumter.
ARTHUR E. HARRIS Jr.
Arthur Edward “Ed” Harris Jr., 58, husband of Wanda Gail Timmons Harris, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Tuomey Healthcare System.
Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Arthur Edward Harris Sr. and the late Virgie Ruth Evans Harris.
He was a member of Green Acres Assembly of God and was retired from Interlake.
Survivors besides his wife of Sumter include a son, Craig Foster of Society Hill; two daughters, Tangela Marie Harris of the home and Shayla Dalene Barkley of Sumter; a brother, Charles Harris of Sumter; a sister, Pauline Goins of Sumter; and three grandchildren, Shelton Blake Harris, Hannah Marie Barkley and Maegeon Foster.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Collins officiating.
Burial will be in the Brewington Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Memorials may be made to Green Acres Assembly of God, 537 Lewis Road, Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.
BEULAH W. AVINGER
HUDDLESTON, Va. — Beulah Way Mosier Avinger, 96, of 1181 Lakeside Circle, Moneta, Va., widow of Albert Glenn Avinger and first married to the late Eugene Tarleton Mosier, died Friday, August 8, 2003, at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
The family will receive friends at the residence of the Rev. Eugene T. Mosier Jr., Paxville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home in Sumter.
DELBERT J. GIBBONS Sr.
TURBEVILLE — Mr. Delbert J. Gibbons Sr., age 82, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, in a Manning hospital after an illness. Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at New Zion United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta. Visitation was held Friday at the funeral home.
Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Jesse W. Gibbons and Anna Belle DuBose Gibbons. Mr. Gibbons was a retired farmer, a World War II United States Air Force veteran, a member of Black River American Legion Post No. 149, a mason and a member of New Zion United Methodist Church and Sunday school.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Kennedy Gibbons of Turbeville; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Gibbons of Turbeville; a son, D. Julian (Barbara) Gibbons Jr. of Columbia; and two grandchildren, Andrew J. Gibbons of Clemson University and Elizabeth L. Gibbons of Columbia.
Memorials may be made to the New Zion United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Fannie Williams, 81, died Aug. 7, 2003, at 735 Oliver St., Sumter.
Born Dec. 25, 1921, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Dora Pringle Perry.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 735 Oliver St., Sumter.
Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary Inc.
KENNETH E. SIMMONS
Kenneth Eugene Simmons, age 47, husband of Naomi Turner Simmons, died on Wednesday, August 6, 2003.
He was born in Bermuda, a son of Charlotte Mitchell Hawthorne Simmons and the late Kenneth Eugene Simmons. He was a drywall contractor and was a member of The Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are three daughters, Simone Simmons, Samantha Simmons and Sabrina Simmons, all of Sumter; four brothers, Edward Ross of Manning, Allen Pitt of Aiken, Jimmy Pitt of Sumter and Michael Mitchell of Sumter; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Kevin Simmons and Charles Ross.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at 4 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home to handle the arrangements.