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Sumter County, South Carolina Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Sumter County, South Carolina Obituary Collection - 5

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Date: Tuesday, 27 July 2010, at 4:37 p.m.

BOBBY MATTHEWS
SCRANTON — Bobby Matthews, 71, husband of Ruby Evans Matthews, died Monday, June 11, 2001, after an illness. Born in Florence County, he was a son of the late E.J. and Rudolph Anderson Matthews. He was a farmer and attended High Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors besides his wife of Scranton include three sons, James A. Matthews and Mark L. Matthews, both of Scranton, and Bobby J. Matthews of Darlington; two brothers, Harold Matthews of Florence and Jimmy Matthews of Coward; a sister, Anita Galloway of Florence; four stepsisters, Linda Strickland of Olanta, Brenda Altman of Florence, Dianne Coward of Coward and Bonnie Faye Lamb of Florence; six grandchildren, Benjamin Mark Matthews of Bennettsville, Jennifer and Blake Matthews, both of Darlington, Linda Matthews and Jerry Krusen, both of Myrtle Beach, and Renee Matthews of Coward; and three great-grandchildren, Jozie and Elizabeth Flowers and Shannon Thomas, all of Coward. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at High Hill Free Will Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Brockington Funeral Home, Lake City. Brockington Funeral Home of Lake City is in charge of arrangements.

W.L. MILLS
HONEA PATH — William Luther “W.L.” Mills, 83, of 3217 Jones Chapel Road, husband of Rachel Banister Mills, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Anderson. Born in Greer, he was a son of the late Bunyan and Lizzie Green Mills. Mr. Mills was a 1940 Clemson College cadet graduate. He served in the infantry division of the U.S. Army in five U.S. states, including Hawaii, and also served in New Guinea, the Netherland East Indies and the Philippines. He left the military as a major with four combat medals, the Purple Heart, the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars. He taught agriculture in South Carolina schools, while living in Summerton, Kingstree and Camden. He retired from an administrative position at Sumter area schools. He was a member of the Lions Club, where he was a previous Lion of the Year. He was also a member of the Young Farmers Association and of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Belton, where he was a past deacon. Survivors besides his wife of the home include two sisters, Lila Watkins of Myrtle Beach and Dorthy Whitener of Greer. He was preceded in death by an infant son; a brother, Delus Mills; and four sisters, Lula Lance, Patsy Mills, Nancy Sloan and Callie Atkins. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Rubert Reed and the Rev. Landrum Reece officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 603 N. Main St., Honea Path, and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2603 Due West Highway, Belton, SC 29627. Pruitt Funeral Home of Honea Path is in charge of arrangements.

MARY D. MOODY
REMBERT — Mary Ellen Diggs Moody of 5170 Ellerby Mill Road died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at her home. Born Jan. 20, 1918, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Helen Young Miller. She attended Sumter County public schools. In her youth, she joined Rafting Creek Baptist Church. She was first married to the late June Diggs; she was later married to the late Oliver Moody Sr. Survivors include two sons, June Diggs Jr. of Rembert and Sampson Diggs of Washington, D.C.; six daughters, Virginia Wade, Carolyn Diggs, Marion Diggs, and Beulah Diggs, all of Rembert, Beverly Davis of Paterson, N.J., and Mary Osborne of Washington, D.C.; three stepsons, Oliver Moody of Bridgeport, Conn., Bernard Moody of Rembert and Jerimiah Moody of Sumter; four stepdaughters, Naomi Moody of Sumter, Mary Moody and Daisy Black, both of Rembert and Elder Juanita Dinkins of West Haven, Conn.; a brother, John Miller of Dalzell; five sisters, Theresa Dennis, Emma Clea, Georgia Mae Floyd, Minnie Mayrant and Queen Dennis, all of Rembert; 80 grandchildren; and 69 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two stepdaughters, Louise Spann and Marilyn Ricks; three brothers, James, Isaac and Sampson Miller; and three sisters, Virginia Dixon, Leola Sanders and Elizabeth Mayrant. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Rafting Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Charles H. Davis, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Willie Bellamy, the Rev. Michael Clea and Minister Lillian Reynolds. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Granddaughters will serve as floral bearers. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The funeral procession will leave at 2:30 p.m. from the home. The family will receive friends at the home. Williams Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

EDNA SHEEHAN
SUMMERTON — Edna Sheehan, 88, widow of Thomas Wadsworth, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Nov. 4, 1912, in Greenwich Village, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Franklyn and Sara Bree Rhoades and an adopted daughter of the late Daniel and Isabella Sheehan. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Summerton. She was a retired model and employee of New York Telephone Co. Survivors include a daughter, Dyane Main of Summerton. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Wilson and Deacon Charles Walsh officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteer Work at Guest Care of Clarendon Memorial Hospital or to a church of one’s choice. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

FELIX KARCZEWSKI
Chief Master Sgt. Felix Karczewski, retired, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. He was born in Chicago, Ill. Services will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

SAVELDA H. WILLIAMS
MANNING — Savelda “Peaches” Hemingway Williams, 60, of Windsor Manor Nursing Facility, wife of Robert Williams, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. Born Aug. 8, 1940, in Conway, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Evelyn Kitt Hemingway. The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Sheila Hemingway, on Hope Street in Summerton. Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home L.L.C. of Manning.

GLORIA BROWN
Gloria Brown, widow of George R. Brown Jr., died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at McCoy Nursing Center in Bishopville. Born July 11, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Samuel C. and Priscella Richardson Ragins. She attended Sumter County public schools and Lincoln High School. In her youth, she was baptized and confirmed at St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Wedgefield. She later became a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal in Sumter. She was a homemaker who enjoyed flowers and gardening. Survivors include a brother, Leroy Ragins of Pinewood; and four sisters, Millicent Hampton of Sumter, Madge Miller of Manning, Veola Kennedy of Columbia and Earlene Simuel of Atlanta, Ga. She was preceded in death by nine brothers, Hugh, Olia, Samuel Dewey, Richard, Harold, Carl, C.R., James Hugh and Willis Ragins; and two sisters, Gladys R. Holliday and Evaughn R. Prince. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal at the corner of Dingle and Wright streets. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park. Viewing will be from noon until 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Friday at Palmer Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Millicent Hampton, 2875 Southgate Drive. Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM P. HERLONG JR.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — William Pou Herlong Jr., husband of Barbara Morton Herlong, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at his home in Columbia. Born May 26, 1933, in Paxville, S.C., he was a son of the late William Pou and Varnie McLeod Herlong. He received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. Mr. Herlong received the rank of first lieutenant, while serving in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. He retired as manager from Crawford and Co. Insurance Adjusters in 1991. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church, the Missouri Quarterback Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Jill McCallie of Fulton, Mo., and Joy Boan of Overland Park, Kan.; a brother, Don Herlong of Sumter, S.C.; five sisters, Varnie Mae Rodwell and Freddie Lynn Crymes, both of Charleston, S.C., Gloria Lewis of Sumter, S.C., Beverly Nettles of Lake City, S.C., and Catherine Ard of Manning, S.C.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2001, at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, with the Rev. Gary DeWitt officiating. Burial will be private at Memorial Park cemetery. Memorials may be made to Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203 or Missouri Heart Institute Foundation, 1701 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of arrangements.

DEBORAH D. JEFFERSON
BALTIMORE, Md. — Deborah Denise Jefferson, 43, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore. Born July 27, 1957, in Mayesville, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Wilson Jefferson. She attended Sumter County public schools and Community College of Baltimore. In her youth, she joined Galilee Baptist Church in Mayesville and later Jones Tabernacle Baptist Church in Baltimore. She was employed as a dialysis technician and as a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of Martha Chapter No. 25 and Order of the Eastern Star Prince Hall Affiliation. Survivors include a son, Jeremiah Jefferson; four brothers, Isaiah Jefferson of Baltimore, Alvin Jefferson of Mayesville, Joseph Jefferson of Sumter, S.C., and Earl T. Jefferson of Lynchburg, S.C.; and eight sisters, Dorothy Williamson, Maggie Mosely, Mary Jefferson and Henrietta Wilson, all of Baltimore, Clara Hull of Sumter, Vernice Brunson of Lynchburg, Margie Lue Jefferson of Mayesville and Carrie Ophelia Davis of Conway, S.C. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Myers officiating. Burial will be in Mayesville Cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Margie Jefferson, 300 E. Sumter St., Mayesville. Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

DAVID McFADDEN JR.
SCRANTON — David “Cowboy” McFadden Jr., 58, of 2003 Friendfield Road, husband of Anna Player McFadden, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at his home. Born Aug. 13, 1942, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Joe Nathan and Angie Lee Goodman Hickson. He was retired from Apac Construction Co. Survivors besides his wife include seven sons, Randy, Mickey, David L., Clarence, Chris and Anthony McFadden and Jerry Cockfield; a daughter, Amy Spates; three brothers, Alex and Nathan Hickson and Dempsey Goodman; four sisters, Evelyn, Ann and Gloria Hickson and Lizzatte McFadden; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Redeemed Outreach Holiness Church, North McAllister Street, Lake City, with Elder George McKnight officiating. Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery in Olanta. The funeral procession will leave at 1:20 p.m. from the home. The family will receive friends at the home. Green’s Funeral Home of Lake City is in charge of arrangements.

ANDREW MURPHY
BISHOPVILLE — Andrew “Andy” Murphy died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Carolina Hospital Systems in Florence. Born June 30, 1945, he was a son of Olivia Getter Murphy and the late Boyd Murphy. In his youth, he lived in Bishopville. He later moved to New Jersey. After retiring, he returned to Bishopville. He was a member of St. John AME Church and a Mason. Survivors besides his mother include three daughters, Maria Hubbard, Rhonda Murphy and Angela Ashford; three brothers, Boyd Jr., Charles “Flossie” and Hazel Murphy; nine sisters, Ernestine and Denise Murphy, Janie Hickmon and her husband, Gussie, Carolyn Soloman and her husband, Rudy, Lucille Jennings, Olivia Dixon and her husband, Johonny Dixon, Dorothy Lovely, Shirley Washington and Lillie Spann and her husband, Robert; a grandmother; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John AME Church with the Rev. Moses Hamlin officiating, assisted by the Rev. Phillip Mixon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The funeral procession will leave at 1:45 p.m. from the home of his mother, 509 Harris St. Boatwright Funeral Home of Bishopville is in charge of arrangements.

SARA D. FLOYD
Sara Annette Dew Floyd, 57, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at her home. Funeral services will be announced by Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter.

MARION SPAIN
COLUMBIA — Marion Spain, widow of Jimmy Spain, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. Born Jan. 15, 1918, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Amanda Williams. The family will receive friends at the home of Peggy Campbell, 2 Brune Hill Lane, Sumter. Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter.

ANNIE E. STRANGE
Annie Elizabeth Strange, 82, wife of Henry Nelson Strange Jr., died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at North East Medical Center in Concord, N.C. Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home.

LOUELLA YOUNG
Louella Young, 82, widow of William Young Sr., died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 8, 1919, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late David H. and Susannah Milligan Maple. Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary Inc. of Sumter.

WILSON BUTLER
Wilson Butler, husband of Jeanette Spann Butler, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born March 24, 1918, he was a son of the late Joe and Anna Mickens Butler. He attended Sumter County public schools. In his youth, he joined St. Mark United Methodist Church. When his health failed, he lived at Bishopville Manor, Windsor Manor in Silver Springs, The Carriage House of Sumter and Mariner Health of Sumter East. Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Mary Butler Moore and Dr. Earnestine Butler Kirkland, both of New Haven, Conn; two brothers, Alex Butler and Nathaniel Butler; two sisters, Anna Butler Grant Bell and Katie Butler James; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1090 Oswego Road, with the Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Grady W. Kirkland Jr. Burial will be in the church yard cemetery. Gordon M. Moore II, Carlos D. Kirkland, Christopher G. Kirkland, Earnest Grant Jr., Albert Butler and Charles Butler will serve as pallbearers. The funeral procession will leave at 3:20 p.m. from the home, 1444 E. Liberty St. Ext. The family will receive friends at the home. Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

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