WILLIE J. JOSEY Jr.
BISHOPVILLE – Mr. Willie James Josey Jr., husband of Mrs. Jeanette Chestnut Josey, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at 1212 Myrtle St., Apt. M-1, in Hartsville.
Born June 19, 1949, in Cleveland County, N.C., he was a son of the late Mr. Willie Josey Sr. and Mrs. Ivory Mae Pompey Josey.
Survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Mrs. Sally C. Thomas of Bishopville; two brothers, Danny Josey of Charlotte, N.C., and Donnie (Dorothy) Josey of Hartsville; four sisters, Joyce Capers and Sandra Guy, both of Charlotte, and Irene (Levern) Davis and Lynn Josey, both of Hartsville; and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lee Josey and Roosevelt Josey.
Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Wilson’s Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St. in Bishopville. Burial will be in Boone Memorial Gardens in the Browntown Community of Bishopville.
The family will receive friends at 1212 Myrtle St., Apt. M-1, in Hartsville.
Wilson’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
JOHN T. SANDERS Jr.
John Thomas (Buster) Sanders Jr., 46, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born June 10, 1957, in Sumter, he was a son of Mary Sue Wright Sanders and the late John Thomas Sanders Sr. He was loved by everyone and will be deeply missed. During his life, he was a great help in his community, where everyone called him “Buster, the handy man.”
Survivors include one daughter, Felisa Theresa Sanders Green; four brothers, James Sanders, Gussie Sanders, Glenn Sanders and Curtis L. Sanders; three sisters, Brenda Sanders White, evangelist Rosamary Drayton and Victoria Sanders Jenkins; his grandmother, Ethel Catten; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Lorie Ann Sanders; his grandparents, Emma Wilson and Rodey McDuffie; and his great-great-grandparents, Gussie Sanders Sr. and Able and Queeny Victoria Wright.
A wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.
The remains will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Oasis Praise and Worship Center, 47 Jonathan St., Sumter, with Pastor Herman E. Rembert Jr. officiating, assisted by Missarey Linda McKenzie, evangelist Linda McLeod, Elder James Drayton, Minister Minnie Dennis and evangelist Betty J. Rembert.
Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant AME Church Cemetery, Lynchburg.
Pallbearers will be nephews and friends of the family.
Floral bearers will be nieces and friends of the family.
The funeral procession will leave at 1:15 p.m. from the home of his mother, Mary Sue Wright Sanders, 221 Armstrong Blvd., Sumter.
The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, Mary Sue Wright Sanders, 221 Armstrong Blvd., Sumter.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
COOPER D. THORNTON
MANNING — Cooper Dickson Thornton, widow of Labon Thornton, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at the Presbyterian Home in Clinton.
Born in Fair Bluff, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Warren Burgess Dickson and the late Cooper DuRant Dickson. She grew up in Manning, where she graduated valedictorian from Manning High School and attended the University of South Carolina. Her 50 years of marriage were spent in Raleigh, N.C., and Manning. She was retired from the Clarendon County Treasurer’s office and was a member of The Presbyterian Church at Manning, where she served as an elder.
She is survived by one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jim Hall of Greenville; two grandsons, Rob Hall of Greenville and Jay Hall of Birmingham, Ala.; a granddaughter, Mary Carolyn Titus of Charlotte, N.C.; five great-grandchildren; a niece; and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert DuRant Thornton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in The Presbyterian Church at Manning with the Rev. Dr. William J. Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in the Manning Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Rob Hall, Jay Hall, Preston Hall, Dave Titus, Jay Titus, Don Whitworth, Jim Regan and Bill Smith.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to The Presbyterian Church at Manning, P.O. Box 207, Manning, SC 29102 or to Presbyterian Home of SC, 307 N. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or to Kinsey Black Jones Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1252, Manning, SC 29102.
Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.
CAROL S. CARTER
Carol Shaw Carter, age 72, wife of the late William “Bill” Jennings Carter, died on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.
She was born in Wilmington, N.C., a daughter of the late William Judson Shaw and Bertha Griffin Shaw. She was the former owner of Carol’s Heritage Dress Shop for 26 years and was a Red Cross Volunteer for many years. She was a member of the Sumter Junior Welfare League, the Train Club and the Tuesday Club. She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son, William Jennings Carter Jr. and his wife, Gail Andrews Carter, of Sumter; three daughters, Bett Carter Peeler and her husband, Bob Peeler, of Lexington, Vicki Carter Goodwin and her husband, Cliff Goodwin III, of Sumter and Cindy Carter Thompson and her husband, Charlie “Bobo” Thompson, of Georgetown; one sister, Annie May Prevatte of Isle of Palms; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, William Judson Shaw Jr. and Ervin Bartow Shaw.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Louis Jamison, Dr. B. Michael Alexander and the Rev. Wayne Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Carter, Jay Carter, Pat Carter, Richard White, Lathan Roddey and Dr. Lynn Wallace.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Shuler, Sam Pringle, Ricky Alford, Mike Towery, Neil Towery, Dr. Phil Brandt, Rubin Benenhaley, Alfred Murrell, Ed Campbell, Joe Sublette, Luke Rogers, W.A. Sonny Hurst and Ervin Shaw.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight at the family home, 1 Paisley Park.
Memorials may be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 211 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150; Covenant Place “Endowment Fund,” 2825 Carter Road, Sumter, SC 29150, or to the American Heart Association, 400 Percival Road, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260-6604.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home to handle the arrangements.
ROY D. McCUTCHEON
SARDINIA – Roy David McCutcheon, 43, husband of Marcia Sitter McCutcheon, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home in Manning.
JOHN E. PRINGLE
PINEWOOD – John Earl “Tuffy” Pringle, passed away on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at his home, 208 S. Sumter St.
The family will receive friends and relatives at his home.
Services will be announced by Community Funeral Home.
LEOLA A. BROWN
Leola A. Brown, sister of Lottie B. Davis, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born July 17, 1917, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late John Brown and Mary Mageline Kendrick Brown.
The family will receive friends at the residence of Roland H. and Lottie B. Davis, 5080 Cains Savannah Road in Wedgefield.
Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
JONATHAN R. PEAKE
Jonathan Riley Peake, 4 months, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003.
Born in Sumter, he was a son of Wade A. Peake and Linda Marie Lester.
Surviving besides his parents of Sumter include a brother, Hunter Peake; paternal grandmother, Marilyn Geddings of Sumter; maternal grandparents, Dale and Ruby Lester of Sumter; maternal great-grandparents, Kermit and Jewel Lester of Sumter; and paternal great-grandmother, Josephine DuBose of Sumter.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.
SGT. MAJ. JAMES R. SHIRER
COLUMBIA – Funeral services for Sgt. Maj. James Robert Shirer, 66, of Columbia were held Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Columbia, SC 29204. Greenlawn Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Sgt. Maj. Shirer died Sept. 8, 2003, in Palmetto Richland Hospital. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late John H. and Emily Benenhaley Shirer and a graduate of Edmunds High School. Sgt. Maj. Shirer was a resident of Columbia since 1980. He served in the U.S. Army for 25 years and fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Sgt. Maj. Shirer was also a member of the Masons, Lodge 819, Jamil Temple and VFW Post 641.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Erika Bernecker Shirer; a daughter, Jennifer Shirer of Columbia; a son, Michael Shirer of Columbia; a sister, Christine O’Neal of Columbia; two brothers, Jake Shirer of Ocala, Fla., and Earl Shirer of Atlanta; and three grandchildren.
RICHARD D. McFADDIN
TURBEVILLE – Richard Dyson McFaddin of Turbeville, age 64, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, after a battle with leukemia.
Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Talbert Eli McFaddin and Maude Carraway McFaddin.
A beloved husband, daddy, “Bop” and friend – he was a good and gentle man. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy Coker McFaddin of Turbeville; daughter, Muff McFaddin of Florence; daughter and son-in-law, Coco and Tom Floyd of New Zion; and a granddaughter, Nancy Carolina McFaddin Floyd. Other survivors are brothers, Marion McFaddin of Gable and T.E. (Brudd) McFaddin of Sumter and other special family members. A 1957 graduate of East Clarendon High School, he recently retired from Southeast Atlantic Grains and was the owner and operator of McFaddin Trucking Company for more than 25 years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Turbeville Southern Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1148 Coker St. in Turbeville.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Carolina, 1247 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, SC 29063.
Floyd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
STEPHEN B. GRIFFIN
Stephen Benjamin Griffin, age 56, died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at his residence.
He was born in Sumter, a son of the late Oscar Rinehart Griffin Sr. and Leila Hodge Beatson. He attended Clemson College and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he received the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar and two Overseas Service Bars. He was a realtor with Executive Realty and was formerly associated with Colonial Life. He was a member of the VFW and the Elks Club and a Charter Member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie B. Atkins and her husband, Larry, of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Amanda P. Griffin of Sumter; a sister, Cissy Holland Snyder of Sumter; and a grandchild, Trey Atkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Oscar Rinehart Griffin Jr.
A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Reginald Thackston officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Bullock Funeral Home and at other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home to handle the arrangements.
LT. WILLIAM D. WALKER
Lt. William D. “Billy Frank” Walker of Irmo, age 70, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.
Born Feb. 3, 1933, he was a son of the late Eddie and Edith Poe Walker.
He was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School Class of 1951. While a student at Booker T. Washington, he played in the band. After graduating from Booker T. Washington, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. While serving his country, he received the Purple Heart and the National Defense Service Medal. He retired as a tech sergeant after 20 years of service. Following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force, he began a new career as a state policeman at the University of South Carolina. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice while employed there. He retired with the rank of lieutenant.
Survivors include a son, Gregory Kent of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, DelGratia W. Sides of Charlotte, N.C., and Jacqueline Ali of Wales, Great Britain; a grandson, Chauncey D. Sides of Charlotte; and a granddaughter, Oraille Ali of Wales; two life-long friends, Sara T. Walker and Carolyn Butler-Walker.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, River Drive, Columbia. Burial took place at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Leevy’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Courtesy announcement was provided by Williams Funeral Home Inc.
WILLIE COOPER Sr.
GABLE – Willie “Dunk” Cooper Sr., 76, widower Laree Witherspoon Cooper, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter.
Born May 20, 1927, in the Gable section of Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Hampton Cooper and Florence Johnson Cooper. He was a graduate of Melina Pharochial School. He was a life-long member of Melina Presbyterian Church, were he served faithfully until his health failed. He was also a member of Friendship Hunting Club of New Zion. He was a retired employee of Campbell Soup in Sumter and a member of the Blue Moon Christmas Club of Gable.
Survivors include three sons, Willie (Andrea) Cooper Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., Joseph (Deloris) Cooper of Kingstree and Timothy Cooper of Gable; six daughters, Christine (Hardy) Cooper of Gable, Lillie (Leroy) McFadden of Gable, Jerlene C. Davis of Sumter, Linda M. Cooper of Rembert, Wanda Cooper of Sumter and Cynthia Cooper of Camden; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Willie Mae; five sisters; and three brothers.
The remains will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Melina Presbyterian Church in Sardinia with the Rev. Carnell Hampton, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Revs. O.S. Scott, Lorenza Moses, Alfred Bradley and Jerome McCray. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the men of the Blue Moon Christmas Club and friends of the family.
Floral bearers will be the women of the Blue Moon Christmas Club and friends of the family.
The family will receive friends at his residence, 7105 Skinner Road in Gable.
Samuels Funeral Home LLC is in charge of arrangements.