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(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 - 117

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Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2010, at 9:09 a.m.

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.

HATTIE C. McFADDEN
MANNING — Hattie McCants Cooper McFadden, 94, widow of both John Fleet Cooper and Paul McFadden, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born April 30, 1908, in Gable, she was a daughter of the late Richard McCants and Elmer White McCants. She attended the Melina Parochial School in Sardinia. In her youth she joined Melina Presbyterian Church, where she later served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the St. Marys Chapter of the Eastern Star No. 156 and the Heroines of Jerico No. 12.
Survivors include four sons, Willie McCants of Alcolu, Otis Cooper and his wife, Betty, of Washington, D.C., Douglas Cooper of Bronx, N.Y., and Thomas Cooper and his wife, Eva, of Upper Marlboro, Md.; two daughters, Johnnie Mae Benbow and her husband, James, of Manning and Mary Lee and her husband, Wilbur, of Bronx, N.Y.; a granddaughter she raised as her own, Jana M. Murray of Wilson; a foster daughter, Margie Jones and her husband, Wayne, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three sisters, Erie Rose and Marie McCants, both of Gable, and Dorothy McCants of Manning; 39 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four sons, Jerimiah, Napoleon, Luther and Oliver Cooper.
Wake services will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Hayes F. Samuels Sr. Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Melina Presbyterian Church USA in Sardinia, with the Rev. Carnell Hampton, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.
Golden Gate Lodge No. 78 will serve as pallbearers.
St. Marys Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 156 and Heroines of Jerico No. 12 will serve as floral bearers. The casket will be placed in the church at noon.
The family will receive friends at the home, 111 Depot St., Manning. Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

MASTER L. PRINGLE III
Master Eddie Lee Pringle III died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Born Dec. 8, 2002, in Columbia, he was a son of Shonda T. Miller and Eddie Lee Pringle Jr.
Survivors besides his parents include maternal grandparents, Juanita Miller and Roosevelt Levy; paternal grandparents, Eddie Lee Pringle and Bettie Bennett; maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Miller; and paternal great-grandfather, Rhuel Pringle.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Little Miss Tytianna F.S. Pringle.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Bradford Cemetery with the Rev. Leroy T. James officiating.
Community Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ZOLA J. SAUNDERS
Zola J. Saunders, 87, widow of Ladson F. Saunders, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002.
Born in Salisbury, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Charlie A. and Reese Richardson Johnson. She was a member of Gantt Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include a grandson, Robert L. Saunders; a granddaughter, Christina E. Metro and her husband, Paul, of Florida; a brother, Charles R. Johnson of Florence; and a nephew, Michael Barrs of Sumter.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert L. Saunders; and three sisters, Mary Barrs, Lillie Johnson and Ruth Johnson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bush River Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel. Caugham-Harman Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

MARIE H. GRANT
QUEENS, N.Y. — Marie Herrington Grant, 84, widow of Willie Grant Sr., died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at New York Medical Center.
Born June 28, 1918, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late William Herrington and Lucy Wells Herrington. She attended Lee County public schools.
Survivors include three sons, Willie Grant Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Wali Islam of Hartford, Conn., and John Missouri of Kentucky; a brother, Henry Speech of Columbus, Ga.; two sisters, Susie Williams and Willie Mae Martin, both of Rembert; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Union Baptist Church, 5840 Spring Hill Road, Rembert, with the Rev. Willie Dennis, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers and floral bearers. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The funeral procession will leave at 2:20 p.m. from the home of her sister, Susie Williams, 4365 Herrington Road, Rembert. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Susie Williams, and other times at the home of Willie Mae Martin, 4215 Log Cabin Road, Rembert.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

SILAS PEARSON
CHARLESTON — Silas Pearson Sr., 56, widower of Lessie Mae Butler Pearson, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital.
Born Oct. 2, 1946, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Marion Pearson Sr. and Emma Dow Pearson. He attended Sumter County public schools and was a 1965 graduate of Lincoln High School. He was employed by Madison Industries for 33 years as a supervisor.
Survivors include three sons, Julius Pearson Sr. and Silas Pearson Jr., both of Sumter, and Eric Pearson of Columbia; six brothers, Aaron Pearson, William Pearson, Elijah Pearson, the Rev. Thomas Pearson and Roosevelt Pearson, all of Sumter, and Sulton Pearson of Bronx, N.Y.; two sisters, Mary V. Pearson of Bronx and Martha Kelly of Columbia; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Enon Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Stanley Hayes Sr., pastor, officiating, assisted by the Revs. Gregory Jackson and Ramsey. Burial will be in the Church of Christ Cemetery, Lamar. The casket will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Co-workers of Madison Industries will serve as pallbearers and flower bearers.
The funeral procession will leave at 10:15 a.m. from the home, 1045 Huddersfield Road. The family will receive friends at the home.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

TIMOTHY I. EASON
Timothy Issac Eason, 15, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002.
Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter.

YONG S. EASON
Yong Sun Eason, 48, widow of Charles E. Eason, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002.
Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter.

WALTER J. BOWMAN
BISHOPVILLE — Walter J. Bowman, 77, husband of Genevia Toney Bowman, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at his home in Bishopville.
Born Nov. 19, 1925, in Lee County, he was a son of James and Mary Bowman. He was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church. He worked for a number of years at Reeves Brothers Factory in Bishopville and retired from Mathis Farm.
Survivors include two sons, Levern Bowman of St. Charles and Heriot Bowman of Bishopville; three daughters, Cheryl Bowman of Bishopville, Bettye and Olethia Bowman, both of Baltimore; a brother, Roland Bowman of Paterson, N.J.; two sisters, Mary L. Mickens of Bishopville and Earlene Yeates of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three daughters-in-law, Dora and Gladys Toney, both of Baltimore, and Sandra Bowman of St. Charles; two sisters-in-law, Carrie Bradley of Wisacky and Mamie Bowman of Paterson; a brother-in-law, Elijah Teates of Bishopville; a dedicated niece, Bessie Davis of Bishopville; three grandchildren he raised, Jacquetta, Ricardo and Jennifer Bowman, all of Bishopville; three stepchildren, Corine Carter and Leroy Toney, both of Baltimore, and Johnell Toney of Bishopville; 31 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Charles; and two sisters, Azalee Johnson and Penniscola Bowman.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church in Bishopville with the Rev. W.C. Wilkes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The casket will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The funeral procession will leave at 1:30 p.m. from 984 Mt. Lisbon Road, Bishopville.
The family will receive friends at 984 Mt. Lisbon Road, Bishopville.
Boatwright Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.

THOMAS L. COOPER
BALTIMORE — Thomas Lee “Day” Cooper, 47, companion of Denise Everette, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, in Laplace, La. Born Jan. 30, 1955, in the Gable section of Sumter County, he was a son of Marshall Kennedy and the late Elouise Cooper Jackson, and a stepson of the late Odell Jackson. He attended Walker-Gamble School in New Zion and was a 1974 graduate of Mayewood High School in Sumter. He also attended a Technical College in Baltimore. He was a member of Melina Presbyterian Church USA in Sardinia. After 25 years of service he retired from Giant Food. He was employed with the USA Trucking Co. He was also a member of the East Warrior Motorcycle Club for 20 years.
Survivors besides his companion of the home and his father and his wife, Belinda, of Greenville include four sons, Dwayne T. Cooper of Baltimore, Travis Kennedy of Columbia, Thomas Kennedy and Troy Kennedy, both of Landover, Md.; two daughters, Tonya Player of Philadelphia, Ciara Cooper of the home; a stepdaughter, Erica Young of the home; nine brothers, James Cooper and his wife, Janice, of Jessup, Md., Richard Jackson and his wife, Sherry, of Sumter, Dennis Jackson and Smitta Jackson and his wife, Pam, both of Washington, D.C., Odell Jackson Jr. of Capital Heights, Md., Alpeno Jackson of Gable, Dexter Kennedy and his wife, Josephine, of Columbia, Marlvis E. Kennedy and his wife, Genease, of Summerville, and Thaddious Kennedy of Greenville; eight sisters, Yvonne McFadden and her husband, Randy, of Capital Heights, Gloria Bradley and her husband, James, of Gable, Everlina Jackson of Landover, Janice Jackson of Silver Springs, Md., Diane Coston and her husband, John, of Forestville, Md., Audrey Singh and her husband, Lucky, and Angela D. Kennedy, both of Columbia, and Marsha R. Kennedy of Greenville; grandparents, Francis and Inez Pogue of Baltimore; a great-grandmother, Carrie Kennedy of New Zion; four grandsons; seven uncles; and nine aunts.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Melina Presbyterian Church USA in Sardinia with the Rev. Carnell Hampton, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.
The casket will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m.
The family will receive friends at the family homestead of Odell and Elouise Jackson, 810 One Mile Road, Gable.
Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

WOODROW W. GAMBLE
NEW ZION — Woodrow Wilson “Bubba” Gamble, 75, husband of Elouise Graham Gamble, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Carolinas Hospital System of Florence.
Born Nov. 15, 1927, in the Scranton section of Florence County, he was a son of the late Rev. Sam Gamble and Edna McFadden Gamble. He attended Florence County public schools. In his youth he joined St. John AME Church, where he served on the steward board. He was a former employee of Coker Builders of Turbeville.
Survivors besides his wife of 56 years of the home include two sons, Woodrow Gamble of Alcolu and Jimmy J. Gamble of the home; five daughters, Victoria McCoy and her husband, Allen, of Forestville, Md., Dorothy White and her husband, Glenn, of Mitchellville, Md., Rebecca Wilson of Scranton, Rachel Muldrow of Seabook, Md., and Mary Lee Gamble of Manning; two sisters, Jessie Burgess and Oveda McFadden, both of Lake City; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Isaac Gamble; a daughter, Stella Gamble; three brothers, Jenkins Gamble, Harrison Gamble, and the Rev. John Gamble; and a sister, Eva Fulton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John AME Church in the Workman Community of Kingstree with the Rev. B.L. Green, pastor, officiating.
Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.
Women of the church will serve as floral bearers.
The casket will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
The family will receive friends at the home, 14243 U.S. 301 N, New Zion.
Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

MARIE H. GRANT
QUEENS, N.Y. — Marie Herrington Grant, 84, widow of Willie Grant Sr., died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at New York Medical Center.
Born June 28, 1918, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late William Herrington and Lucy Wells Herrington. She attended Lee County public schools.
Survivors include three sons, Willie Grant Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wali Islam of Hartford, Conn., and John Missouri of Kentucky; a daughter, Annette Missouri of the home; a brother, Henry Speech of Columbus, Ga.; two sisters, Susie Williams and Willie Mae Martin, both of Rembert; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church, 5840 Spring Hill Road, Rembert, with the Rev. Willie Dennis, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Revs. Morris Graham and Lula Bennett. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.
The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
The funeral procession will leave at 2:20 p.m. from the home of her sister, Susie Williams, 4365 Herrington Road, Rembert.
The family will receive friends at the home of Susie Williams and the home of Willie Mae Martin, 4215 Log Cabin Road, Rembert.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

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