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Sumter County, South Carolina Obituary and Death Notice Collection
(Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Sumter, Pinewood, Mayesville, Wedgefield, Borden, Dalzell, Oswego, Rimini and Rembert areas.)

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Sumter County, South Carolina Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Sumter County, South Carolina Obituary Collection - 19

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Date: Tuesday, 27 July 2010, at 4:43 p.m.

ALFRED V. SMITH
NEW ZION — Alfred Vernell Smith, 59, departed this life on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at his residence in New Zion.
He was born on May 21, 1943, a son of the late Mr. Wade Hampton Smith and Mrs. Isielene Eugenia McClary Smith. He received his former educational training from the Lodabar Grammar School and was a 1961 graduate of Walker-Gamble High School. He continued his education at the Temple School of Business in Washington, D.C.
He was formerly employed as a data processor at Hahn’s Shoe Co. in Washington, D.C., and Merita Bakery in Florence, and retired from Model Dye in Sumter.
He was a member of Friendship Presbyterian Church (USA).
Loved ones who will cherish his memories forever are: one son, Mr. Aldric Smith of Lynchburg; three daughters, Mrs. Maria Smith of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Tracie Smith of Beltsville, Md., and Mrs. Ashley Wright and her husband, Jermaine, of Jacksonville, N.C.; a brother, Mr. Wade Smith Jr. and his wife, Ada, of New Zion; four sisters, Mrs. Gloria Frieson and her husband, Ulysses, of Florence, Mrs. Charlena Timmons and her husband, James, of Quinby, Mrs. Slyvia Ivey and Mrs. Mirian Smith, both of New Zion; three grandchildren; an aunt, Mrs. Gertrude McDuffie of Kingstree; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Patricia Smith of New Zion; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services for the late Mr. Alfred Vernell Smith will be held at 11 a.m. today at Friendship Presbyterian Church (USA) in New Zion. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Stanley W. Jones, pastor, will conduct the religious services.
Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home of Kingstree is in charge of arrangements.

JEANNIE B. GUILLFORD
BALTIMORE — Jeannie Mae Ballard Guillford, 58, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Born Sept. 8, 1943, in Summerton, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Carrie Lee Brunson Ballard and Robert Ballard.
The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Bobbie Lee Gaters, Clarendon Court Apartments, Building 3, Apt. B.
Services will be announced by Summerton Funeral Service of Summerton.

MADALINE S. MOORE
Madaline Sanders Moore, 65, wife of Wardell Moore, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 7, 1937, in Mecklenburg County, Va., she was a daughter of Lillian Reed and the late James Reed.
The family will receive friends at the home, 835 St. Mathew Road.
Services will be announced by Sumter Funeral Service of Sumter.

SILAS PEARSON
CHARLESTON — Silas Pearson, 56, widower of Lessie Mae Butler Pearson, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Born Oct. 2, 1946, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Marion Pearson Sr. and Emma Dow Pearson. The family will receive friends at the home, 1045 Huddersfield Drive, Sumter.
Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

JAMES WILLIS
James Willis, 86, husband of Martha Sumpter Willis, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born May 8, 1916, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late James Willis Jr. and Elouise Pinkney Willis.
The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Helen Carter, 825 Willis St.
Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

LOU M. McCALL
Lou Bertha Mack McCall, 83, widow of William McCall, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 19, 1919, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Jarett Mack and Martha Deas Mack. She attended Sumter County public schools.
Survivors include four sons, Elder Clarence McCall and Elder Jerry McCall, both of Rembert, Herbert McCall of New Jersey and Olin McCall of Springfield, Va.; a stepson, Deacon Harvin Grant of Rembert; a foster son, Leroy Mack of Rembert; three daughters, Annie Lee and Azalee, both of Rembert, and Mary Singleton of Sumter; two stepdaughters, Bertha Alston of Rembert and Wilhelmenia Lee of Columbia; two brothers, James Mack of Sumter and Clifton Mack of Philadelphia; two sisters, Thelma Reid of Sumter and Vermell Williams of Newark, N.J.; two special caretakers, Dina McCall and Frances Barett; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by six children and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Grant Hill Baptist Church, Black River Road, Rembert, with the Rev. R.E. Bennett, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. R. Williams, the Rev. H. Bradley and Bishop M. Pressley. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.
The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Granddaughters will serve as flower bearers.
The funeral procession will leave at 2:20 p.m. from the home, 6520 Dinkins Mill Road, Rembert.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

BERTIE B. McLEOD
Bertie Louise Brown McLeod, 73, wife of Len McLeod, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born in Lexington, she was a daughter of the late John H. Brown and Lila Mae Jeffcoat Brown. She was a member of Open Bible Baptist Church.
Survivors besides her husband of Sumter include three sons, Eddie Connor and Jamie Connor, both of Sumter, and Calvin Connor of Texas; two daughters, Sharon Berry of Sumter and Lori Johnson of Wisconsin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jacqueline Connor.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Hummel officiating. Burial will be in Sumter Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Open Bible Baptist Church, 180 Old Manning Road, Sumter, SC 29150. Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

SARAH H. COOPER
GABLE — Sarah Hudson Cooper, 95, widow of James J. Cooper, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Hopewell HealthCare Center in Sumter.
Born Sept. 28, 1907, in Mayesville section of Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Jenkins Cooper and Dora Fleming Cooper. She attended the public schools of Mayesville Institute. In her youth she joined Ebenezer AME Church in Mayesville. After marriage she joined Melina Presbyterian Church in Sardinia. She served on the senior choir, deaconess board, and as a member of the Eastern Star of the St. Mary Chapter No. 165.
Survivors include two sons, Jenkins Cooper and his wife, Deloris, of Gable and George Cooper of Sumter; two brothers, Sylvester Hudson and Isiah Hudson and his wife, Hellen, both of Baltimore; four sisters, Evelyn Durant of Sumter, Sallie Thomas and her husband, Elijah, of Baltimore, Ollie Hampton of Mayesville and Victoria King of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Carli, Herbert, Albertis, McQuillan Hudson and Jenkins Hudson Jr.; and two sisters, Rosa Green and Olivia Wilson.
Wake services will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Hayes F. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Melina Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Carnell Hampton, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.
The Eastern Star St. Mary Chapter 165 will serve as floral bearers.
The casket will be placed in the church at noon. The family will receive friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Jenkins and Deloris H. Cooper, 960 One Mile Road, Gable.
Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

LULA M. JOE
Lula Mae Joe, wife of Roosevelt Joe, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 14, 1960, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Isabell White and Lawrence Isaac. She attended Sumter County public schools and Central Carolina Technical College. In her youth, she joined Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she served on the Sunbeam Choir, junior choir, junior ushers, Bolden Ensemble, and as church secretary. She later joined Bonnettsville Baptist Church, where she served as secretary. She was employed for a number of years as a home health nurse with the Personal Care Service of Sumter. Survivors besides her husband include a daughter, Shanita Antrell Joe of the home; a stepson, Phillip Lamont Stuckey of Bishopville; two brothers, Eddie Lee and Johnnie of Sumter; and a sister, Flora Lee White of Sumter.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Etta Mae Addison. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry W. Barnes, officiating, assisted by the Revs. Barbara Lash, Robert Thompson, Telly Gadson, A. Hill and Stanley Hayes. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery.
The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home, 504 S. Harvin St.
Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

HARVEY BLYTHER
PHILADELPHIA — Harvey Blyther died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, in Philadelphia.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church, 58th St. and Warringtin Ave., with the Rev. Dr. M. Barnes officiating.
Francis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Courtesy announcement of Square Deal Funeral Home of Bishopville.

WALTER J. BOWMAN
BISHOPVILLE — Walter J. Bowman died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at his home on Chappell Drive.
He was born Nov. 19, 1925, in Lee County.
The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Cheryl Bowman, 984 Mt. Lisbon Road, Bishopville. Services will be announced by Boatwright Funeral Home.

LOUISE CHAMPEY
WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Louise Champey, 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Woodstock Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Brunswick First United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Pilot Club. She was a retired manager for Western Union.
Survivors include two sons, Millard Ward Champey of Brunswick, Ga., and Richard Champey of Smyrna, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Huey Funeral Home of Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

LUCRETIA CHARLES
Lucretia Charles, 41, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Ashley Chase Apartments.
Born April 4, 1961, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of the late Willie Charles and Mary Farmer Charles. The family will receive friends at 125 Webb Ave., Sumter. Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

WOODROW GAMBLE
NEW ZION — Woodrow Gamble, 75, husband of Elouise Graham Gamble, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.
Born Nov. 15, 1927, in Florence County, he was a son of the late Rev. Sam Gamble and Edna McFadden Gamble.
The family will receive friends at the home, 14243 U.S. 301 N. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

CHARLES RAGIN
HAMPTON, Va. — Charles Ragin, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002.
He was a son of the late Eddie and Louise Ragin.
Funeral services will be held Friday in Hampton.
Courtesy announcement by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

MARY W. LEE
Mary Alice Weston Lee, widow of Joseph Lee, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at Hopewell HealthCare Center.
Born in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Moultrie Weston and Elizabeth Williams. She attended Sumter County public schools. She was a member of High Hills AME Church, where she served on the missionary and Stewardess Board No. 2. Survivors include a nephew who was like a son, Bruce Dawson Jr. and his wife, Minnie; two appointed caregivers, niece Maggie W. Harris and nephew Charles Gathers Sr.; an aunt, Janie Weston; three additional nephews, Roosevelt Weston, John Henry Moore and Robert Moore Weston; 12 additional nieces, Rebecca Miller, Maggie Camper, Rosa Lee Johnson, Marie Richbow, Mary G. Parselle, Annie Lee, Marie Alice Robinson, Bessie Lee Branham, Corine Scott, Ethel Lee Grant, Ruth Sumter and Lena Clarley; a special caseworker, Bertha G. Alston; and a number of cousins.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, James Sr., Samuel and Isaiah “Peter” Weston; three sisters, Susan Rosetta Gathers, Matilda Dawson and Mary Louise Weston; and two nieces, Susie Mae Dawson and Elizabeth Moody. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at High Hills AME Church in Dalzell with the Rev. M.C. Ragin, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.
Grandnephews will serve as pallbearers. Grandnieces and Honorary Stewardess No. 2 will serve as floral bearers. The casket will be placed in the church at 1 p.m.
The funeral procession will leave at 1 p.m. from 4977 Dennis Road, Rembert.
The family will receive friends at 4977 Dennis Road.
Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

GLORIA G. McALLISTER
Gloria Jean Galloway McAllister, 57, wife of William Edward McAllister, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at her home.
Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Galloway and Sadie Watford Galloway. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and retired from Palmetto Baking Company Discount Bread Store.
Survivors besides her husband of Sumter include a son, Herbert R. McAllister of Sumter; a daughter, Doris Ann McLeod of Sumter; four sisters, Faye McAllister, Nancy Fowler, Sandra Hardee and Cathy Blakley, all of Sumter; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Atkinson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Members of the Shaw Air Force Base Fire Department, Scott Cline, Donald Spitzer, Stanley Bridges, Stephen Tipton, Richard Turner and James Felkel will serve as pallbearers. Deacons of Southside Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home, 1320 Craig Road. Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, 1116 Manning Road, Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

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