KENONE KENDRELL ADAMS
Graveside service for Master Kenone Kendrell Adams will be today at 5 p.m. in Sanders Cemetery, with brother Calvin Fortune officiating.
Kenone was born and died the same day. He was the son of Tracey Fortune and Antwain Adams.
Jefferson Funeral Home in Lynchburg is in charge of the arrangements.
REBECCA FORTUNE ALLEN
CLINTON, Md. – Mrs. Rebecca Fortune Allen, wife of David Allen, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Md.
Born in Lee County, she was a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Solomon Fortune and the late Cleveland Fortune.
The family is receiving friends at the home of her mother, 120 U.S. 76 East in Lynchburg.
Services will be announced by Jefferson Funeral Home in Lynchburg.
IONA E. JONES
Iona E. Jones, 73, widow of Freddie Lee Jones, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.
She was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Sumter.
The family will receive friends at 1390 Pepperidge Drive.
Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary Inc.
DEACON ROBERT WILSON
Deacon Robert Wilson, 61, husband of Margaret Dixon Wilson, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, in Hackensack, N.J.
Born March 10, 1942, in St. Charles, he was a son of Frank Cooper Sr. and Rosa Mae Nunn.
“Bob,” as he was affectionately called, received his early childhood education in the South Carolina School System. He later moved to Birmingham, Ala., and was a graduate of J.S. Abrams High School. Bob was employed by Browning Ferris Industries in Elizabeth, N.J., for 26 years. He also worked for Covenant Transports located in Elizabeth for about four years, before going to work for Circle Rubbish in Linden, which was his last place of employment before God saw fit to retire him.
Survivors other than his wife include two daughters, Mary Brown and Michell Wilson, both of Roselle, N.J.; three brothers, Gabrielle Nunn of Birmingham, Ala., Lee Cooper of the Bronx, N.Y., and Frank Cooper Jr. of Sumter; 10 sisters, Betty Nunn, Diane Womack, Vivian McKenzie, Deborah Nunn, Sheila Corbin, Bernice Brown and Wanda Nunn, all of Birmingham, Ala., Mildred Bennett of Irvington, N.J., Ann Cooper of the Bronx, N.Y., and Betty Taylor of Sumter; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday from the Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church in St. Charles, with Rev. Eddie C. Thomas Jr., pastor, officiating. Rev. Thomas will be assisted by Rev. James Williams, pastor Paul E. Young, Rev. Roberta C. Josey, and Rev. Abraham Dixon.
Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery in St. Charles.
Pallbearers and floral bearers will be friends and family.
The funeral procession will leave from 1040 Porter St. in Sumter at 3:15 p.m. The family will receive friends at 1040 Porter St.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
FANNIE PERRY WILLIAMS
Fannie Perry Williams, 81, wife of the late Howard Williams, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at 735 Olive St. in Sumter.
Born Dec. 25, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Dora Pringle Perry.
She was educated in the Sumter Parochial School. She later moved to Philadelphia, where she worked as a certified nursing assistant at Pennsylvania Hospital. At an early age, she accepted Christ and joined Mulberry Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities to include the usher board, lead vocalist on the Inspirational Choir and Senior Citizen Ministry.
Survivors include four daughters, Dora Pressley (Darius) of Sumter, Annie Dinkins (Sidney) of Monroe, Esther Moore and Darlene Gaymon-Tymes, both of Philadelphia; a son, Lester Gaymon of Philadelphia; two sisters, Mary E. Perry of Sumter and Maggie Mack of Philadelphia; two brothers, James Perry of Sumter and Lang Gaymon of Philadelphia; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; three aunts; three sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by five sisters, seven brothers, two grandchildren, two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at the Mulberry Baptist Church today at 3 p.m. Rev. Otis Scott Sr., pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. William McBride.
Burial will follow in Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 735 Olive St. in Sumter.
Job’s Mortuary Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
ANNIE B. WESTON
Annie B. Weston, 79, wife of Thomas Weston, died Aug. 12, 2003, at National Healthcare, Sumter.
Born Feb. 24, 1924, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Richard Benjamin and Phibbie Cook Benjamin.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 823 S. Main St., Sumter.
Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary Inc.
Charlie Carter, 57, died Aug. 11, 2003, at his residence, 32 Reese St.
Born Dec. 15, 1945, in Sumter County, he was a son of John Carter and Queen Dicks Carter.
Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc.
HUGH DINGLE Jr.
DETROIT — Hugh Dingle Jr. died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at his home.
Born in Summerton, he was the son of the late Hugh Dingle Sr. and Sibbie Lou Dingle.
Services will be announced by King Funeral Home of Summerton.
JEAN W. SPILLERS
Jean Wilson Spillers, age 73, wife of 50 years to retired Col. Jack C. Spiller, USAF, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born in Woodruff and raised in Laurens, a daughter of the late Eddie Wilson and the late Ellen West Wilson. She was a wife, a mother, and an avid reader. She was an active member of The First Baptist Church and was active in The First Baptist Church Sunday School Class.
Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, James Alan Spillers of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Carol Jean Spillers of Phoenix, Ariz., and Janice Ellen Bordelon of Las Vegas; one brother, James Wilson of Greenwood; one sister, Dell Davis of Laurens; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at The First Baptist Church, 107 E. Liberty St., with Dr. Jeffrey Burns officiating.
The family will receive friends at the residence.
Memorials may be made to The First Baptist Church “Benevolence Fund,” P.O. Box 867, Sumter, SC 29151.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home to handle the arrangements.
LILLIAN M. WOODS
MANNING — Lillian Mouzon Woods, 88, widow of Jack Woods, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning.
Born Aug. 25, 1914, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Anthony Mouzon and Etta Brogdon Mouzon and stepdaughter of the late Viola Mouzon Davis. She received her education in the public schools of Clarendon County. She accepted Christ as her personal savior and became a member of Howard Chapel AME Church, New Zion, where she served faithfully. Later she became a dutiful member of Church of Christ in Manning.
Survivors include two sons, Anthony (Shirley) Woods of Savannah, Ga., and Minister David (Sandra) Woods Jr. of Manning; seven daughters, Harriett Felder and Lillie Ragin, both of Manning, Ella Mae (Johnny) Malone of Detroit, Neomia (Herbert) Pickney of Savannah, Ida (Henry) McCosorey of New York City, Bessie (Hezekiah) Jefferson of Bowie, Md., and Corine (Lorey) McFadden of Kingstree; two brothers, Roosevelt (Doris) Mouzon of Manning and Charles (Virginia) Davis of Orangeburg; one sister, Vera Mae Johnson of Manning; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and two foster daughters, Maybelle Cochran and Mary (Richard) Pearson, both of Manning.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rena and Edna Mouzon; and two sons, David Woods Sr. and Moise Woods.
The remains will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Alcolu, with the Rev. J.S. Hudley, pastor, Brother Halbert Tucker officiating, assisting Minister David Woods Jr., Minister Sherman Alfred, the Rev. Jonathan Anderson and the Rev. W.J. Frierson.
Burial will be in Howard Chapel AME Church Cemetery, New Zion.
The family will receive friends at her residence, Manning Gardens Apt., 214 Alfred Henry Drive, Apt. No. 4-D, Manning. Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning is in charge of arrangements.
LOUISE M. NELSON
BRONX, N.Y. — Louise McCray Nelson, 65, widow of Leroy Mitchell, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at 1595 East 174th St., Apt. 6-D, Bronx, N.Y.
Born May 31, 1938, in the Potatoe Creek section of Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Louis Nelson and Judy Lemon McCray and stepdaughter of the late Mingo McCray.
The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Christine McCray, 4199 Moses Dingle Road, Davis Station community, Summerton.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.
MARY L. SANDERS
REMBERT — Sister Mary L. Alston Sanders, 79, widow of Deacon John Sanders Sr., died Aug. 10, 2003, at Windsor Manor Nursing Facility, Summerton.
Born April 17, 1924, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late McKenly Session and Marie Alston. She received her education in the public schools of Lee County, where she met and married her husband of 56 years.
Survivors include seven sons, Deacon John Sanders Jr. of Tobyhanna, Pa., Bishop Robert L. Sanders of Buffalo, N.Y., Deacon James L. Sanders and Roosevelt Sanders, both of Sumter, Jimmy Sanders of Manassas, Va., Deacon Samuel Sanders and Ronald G. Sanders, both of Newark, Del.; four daughters, Eva Mae Prioleau of Newark, Del., Earnestine Gathers and Evelena Prioleau, both of Port Chester, N.Y., and Donna Dennis of Sumter; one aunt, Mary Stukes of Bishopville; 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Reginald Gathers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Grant Hill Baptist Church, Rembert, with the Rev. R.E. Bennett, pastor, presiding, words of comfort by Bishop Robert L. Sanders, pastor, Greater Refuge Temple of Christ, Buffalo, N.Y., assisted by the Rev. Durant Jenkins, the Rev. Frank E. Williams Sr., the Rev. Natalie Wimberly, the Rev. Irene Anthony and the Rev. Isaac Alston.
Burial will be in Grant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Floral bearers will be nieces.
Honorary floral bearers will be Grant Hill deaconess.
The funeral procession will leave at 12:20 p.m. from the family home, 565 Pitts Road, Sumter.
The family will receive friends at the family home, 565 Pitts Road, Sumter.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
QUINCY L. FARMER
Quincy Lasard Farmer, 30, died Aug. 11, 2003, in Sumter.
Born Jan. 14, 1973, in Sumter, he was the son of Willie Abraham and Velma Farmer Banks.
Services will be announced by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter.
ROBERT B. COULTER
Robert B. “Bobby” Coulter, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Lancaster Convalescent Center.
Services will be announced by Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home of Sumter.
MARY W. DERRICK
Mary Eleanor Weatherly Derrick, 65, wife of Donald Derrick, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at the Summerville Medical Center.
Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Archie C. Weatherly and the late Epsie Bradwell Weatherly.
Mrs. Derrick was a member of First Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Sumter Unit No. 15.
Surviving besides her husband are two brothers, William A. Weatherly and his wife, Betty, of Sumter and Archie C. Weatherly and his wife, Della, of California; a sister-in-law, Mary Weatherly of Sumter; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert A. “Ashleigh” Weatherly.
Graveside services will be held 4 p.m. Thursday at the Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Miller officiating.
The family will receive friends at the home of her brother, Bill Weatherly, 430 W. Calhoun St.
Memorials may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Association, 1160 “L” Street Northwest, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 or to the American Legion Auxiliary Sumter Unit No. 15, P.O. Box 1376, Sumter, SC 29151.
Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
ERNEST J. RHODUS
WEST COLUMBIA — Ernest Jefferson Rhodus, 78, formerly of Manning, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at 23-B Cooper Court in West Columbia.
Born Aug. 4, 1925, in Manning, he was a son of the late James Gable and Jessie Ardis Rhodus. He was a retired saw filer in Clinton, N.C., and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a son, Ernest Jefferson Rhodus of Landrum; two daughters, Pamela D. McClellan of Gaston and Kathleen R. Slice of W. Columbia; a sister, Ann Harris of Cayce; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home in Manning. The Rev. Morris Smith will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 23-B Cooper Court, West Columbia.
Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of the arrangements.
Freddie Baxter, 72, widower of Ophelia Blanding Baxter, died Aug. 18, 2003, at his residence, 38 Dant St., Sumter.
Born Nov. 3, 1930, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late James T. and Malvenia Bosier Baxter. The family will receive friends at the residence, 38 Dant St., Sumter, SC 29150.
Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary Inc.