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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 - 74

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Date: Tuesday, 27 July 2010, at 5:47 p.m.

ELIJAH PEARSON
Elijah “Chief” Pearson, 78, husband of Ellen Cabbagestalk Pearson, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was a son of the late Winfield Pearson and Carrie Sinkler Pearson. In his youth, he joined Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA), where he was a dedicated member. He was employed at Georgia Pacific and Sharp Construction Co.
Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Elijah “Mack” Cabbagestalk and Alpha Cabbagestalk, both of Sumter; eight daughters, Eliza, Emma, Rebecca, Mary Ellen Cabbagestalk, Jacquelyn Russ, Monica Pearson and Juanita Campbell, all of Sumter, and Omega Randolph of Griffin, Ga.; two brothers, Marion Pearson of Sumter and Nathaniel Pearson of Hillside, N.J.; four sisters, Viola P. Cameron of Newark, N.J., Lillian P. Brunson of East Orange, N.J., Louise Lowery of Hillside and Susie P. McClendon of Miami, Fla.; two aunts, Louise S. Muldrow of Darlington and Elsie Harvin of Sumter; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (USA), Ebenezer Church Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Ernest Jackson, presiding, assisted by the Rev. Frank E. Williams Sr., the Rev. Cedric Randolph, the Rev. W.S. Randolph and the Rev. Timothy A. Johnson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The funeral procession will leave at 11:30 a.m. from the home, 4115 Westbury Mill Road.
The family will receive friends at the home.Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

WILHELMENIA W. ROSE
Wilhelmenia Washington Rose, 96, widow of Wigfall “New” Rose Sr., died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at NHC Healthcare of Sumter.
Born May 19, 1905, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Nathan and Suzanna Nelson Washington. She attended Sumter County public schools. She was a longtime member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Missionary Circle and the Hastie Bible Class.
Survivors include four sons, Abraham Rose, John Rose, Junior Rose and Herbert Rose; two daughters, Alice Bracey and Susie Lee Bracey; two sisters, Ejester Davis and Sally W. Washington; three nephews she raised as her own sons, Thomas Washington, James Washington and Willis Washington; 28 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cora Lee Farmer; and a number of brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie A. Wright Jr. officiating, assisted by Minister John Johnson, the Rev. J.C. Moore, the Rev. Marvin Hodge and the Rev. Dr. Kenny Rose. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery.
The casket will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of service.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Granddaughters and members of the Missionary Circle III will serve as flower bearers.
The funeral procession will leave at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday from the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Herbert Bracey, 176 Hoyt St. The family will receive friends at the home of Alice and Herbert Bracey. Sumter Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

FREDDIE HILTON
ST. GEORGE — Freddie Hilton, 83, widower of Laurie Williams Hilton, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton. Born April 3, 1918, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Eddie Asbury Hilton and Lillian Walker Hilton.
The family will receive friends at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Rosa Lee and Charles Britt, at 116 Woodbridge Road in St. George.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home LLC. of Manning.

MARC A. PEARSON
LAURENS — Marc Anthony Pearson, 32, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, in Laurens.
Born April 29, 1969, in Clarendon County, he was a son of Edna Pearson. The family will receive friends at the home of his aunt, Shirley Pearson, at 4676 Dingle Pond Road in North Santee, Summerton.
Services will be announced by King Funeral Home of Summerton.

WILBERT McLEAN
Wilbert “Bill” McLean, 77, husband of Louise Bennett McLean, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Clio, he was a son of Coriner McLean and the late Redie McLean.
The family will receive friends at the home, 350 Pinecrest Drive.
Services will be announced by Job’s Mortuary Inc.

ADA L. MILLER
MAYESVILLE — Ada Lagrant Miller, 80, wife of Willie L. Miller, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 17, 1921, in Sumter County, she was a daughter of the late Hampt Lagrant and Lou Ella Johnson Lagrant.
The family will receive friends at the home, 895 N. Brick Church Road, Dabbs Crossroad community in Mayesville.
Services will be announced by Samuels Funeral Home of Manning.

DOROTHY WELLS
FLORENCE — Dorothy Wells, widow of George Wells Sr., died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System.
Born May 19, 1927, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Zill Lisbon and Annie Bell Gamble Lisbon.
The family will receive friends at the home, 246 Casual Branch Road in Elliott.
Services will be announced by Williams Funeral Home Inc.

HENRY B. BRADHAM
Henry Boone “Bill” Bradham, 74, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Rich Cary Bradham Sr. and Alice Belva Sessions Bradham. He was self-employed.
Survivors include an adopted son, Billy Lee Roman and his wife, Melissa; an adopted daughter, Helen Roman Dowling and her husband, Gary; a brother-in-law, C. Alfred Tucker of Sumter; a sister-in-law, Annie C. Bradham of Sumter; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rich C. Bradham Jr. and Frank Charles Bradham; and three sisters, Miriam deLoache, Sue Tucker and Abbie “Dollie” Harvin.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Robert F. Nance Jr. and the Rev. C.N. Howard officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

WILBUR C. EPPS SR.
NEW ZION — Wilbur Clifton Epps Sr., 77, husband of Mildred Helen Craig Epps, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Born Feb. 6, 1924, in New Zion, he was a son of the late John J. and Italene Tomlinson Epps. He retired June 30, 1990, as a U.S. marshal. He was a former Clarendon County sheriff’s deputy, State Law Enforcement Division agent, Mason, Shriner, member of the Summerton Lion’s Club, past member and elder of Summerton Presbyterian Church and a member of Midway Presbyterian Church.
Survivors besides his wife, include a son, Wilbur Clifton “Cliff” Epps Jr. of New Zion; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and John Geary of Columbia and Aggie and Hugh Monroe of Dalzell; two sisters, Vivian Towns and Elizabeth Barbery, both of Summerville; and three grandchildren, Malcolm Monroe, Hunter Epps and Cameron Epps.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Midway Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rodney Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stephens Funeral Home in Manning and other times at the home, 1288 Epps Road in New Zion. Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church or a charity of one’s choice. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

DONALD L. KENNEDY SR.
SANTEE — Donald L. “Don” Kennedy Sr., 63, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, in Santee.
Born July 9, 1938, in Wareagle, W.Va., he was a son of the late Keenan and Violet Compton Kennedy. He was a self-employed salesman, a U.S. Army veteran, and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Donald L. Kennedy Jr. of Santee; a daughter, Angela Mullins of Santee; a number of brothers and sisters; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Keenan Edward Kennedy.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home of Manning.
The family will receive friends at the home of Donald L. Kennedy Jr., 119 Micanopy Court, Santee. Stephens Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM McMILLIAN
HARTSVILLE — William “Blackie” McMillian, 63, husband of Elder Veronica Gayle Carter McMillian, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.
Born May 29, 1938, in Lee County, he was a son of the late Clarence McMillian and Beulah Richardson McMillian. He attended Lee County public schools. He moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1958. On Dec. 9, 1959, he married Veronica Gayle Carter of Waycross, Ga. He was employed by Purofied Down Products Inc. in Ridgefield, N.J., as a supervisor for 31 years. He retired and moved back to Lee County in January 1991.
Survivors besides his wife include four sons, William McMillian of Brooklyn, James, Joseph and Benjamin McMillian of Bishopville; a daughter, Algerine Romero of the home; two brothers, Johnny McMillian of Sumter and Roosevelt McMillian of Bishopville; five sisters, Mary Boone of Newark, N.J., Oleen Gallishaw and Irene Melton, both of Sumter, Lula Mae Dixon and Ida Oliver of Dalzell; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Wake services will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., with presiding Elder Nathaniel Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Woodrow.
His sons will serve as pallbearers.
The funeral procession will leave at 2:15 p.m. from the home, 1492 Browntown Road, Bishopville.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. of Sumter is in charge of arrangements.

ELIJAH PEARSON
Elijah “Chief” Pearson, 78, husband of Ellen Cabbagestalk Pearson, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was a son of the late Winfield Pearson and Carrie Sinkler Pearson.
In his youth, he joined Ebenezer Presbyterian Church and was a dedicated member. He was employed by Georgia Pacific and Sharp Construction Co. Survivors besides his wife, include two sons, Elijah “Mack” Cabbagestalk and Alpha Cabbagestalk, both of Sumter; eight daughters, Eliza, Emma, Rebecca and Mary Ellen Cabbagestalk, Jacquelyn Russ, Monica Pearson and Juanita Campbell, all of Sumter, and Omega Randolph of Griffin, Ga.; two brothers, Marion Pearson of Sumter and Nathaniel Pearson of Hillside, N.J.; four sisters, Viola P. Cameron of Newark, N.J., Lillian P. Brunson of Fast Orange, N.J., Louise Lowery of Hillside and Susie P. McClendon of Miami, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and two aunts, Louise S. Muldrow of Darlington and Elsie Harvin of Sumter.
He was preceded in death by a son, Herbert Leo Cabbagestalk; and three brothers, James Pearson, Berdell Pearson and Herbert Pearson.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Ebenezer Church Road in Dalzell, with the Rev. Ernest Jackson officiating, assisted by the Revs. Frank E. Williams Sr., Cedric Randolph, W.S. Randolph and Timothy A. Johnson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers and floral bearers.
The funeral procession will leave at 11:30 a.m. from the home, 4115 Westbury Mill Road in Sumter.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Williams Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES R. SECRIST
SAUTEE, Ga. — Charles Roger Secrist, 65, husband of Emilie Beattie Hildebrand Secrist, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.
A native of Wheeling, W.Va., he was a son of the late Charles Edgar and Lillian Marie Secrist. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of West Liberty State College. He had completed post graduate work at Syracuse University. He was a sales manager for Swan Rubber in Bucyrus, Ohio, and a national sales manager for Rubbermaid in Wooster, Ohio, and LaGrange, Ga. He was a vice president of sales and marketing for Eclin Corp. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Prior to his retirement, he was a vice president of sales and marketing for Allied Plastics Inc. in Gastonia, N.C.
Survivors besides his wife, include a son, Thomas Michael Secrist; two daughters, Nicole Secrist Whitmire and McCall Secrist Hoyle; three grandchildren, Benjamin Cooper Whitmire, Jackson Kyle Whitmire and Emilie Beattie Hoyle; and an aunt, Evelyn Bodeman Hand.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Jenkins officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at the church fellowship hall. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at The Church of the Holy Cross in Stateburg. Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, Gainesville Chapter.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES E. WILLIAMS
Charles Edward “Binnie” Williams, 53, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Ga.
Born Nov. 12, 1948, in Sumter County, he was a son of Pearl Davis Lewis and John P. Lewis Sr. and a grandson of the late Lou Purdy and Hezekiah Davis. He attended the public schools of Sumter County. He was married to the former Ida Mae Brown.
Survivors besides his parents include a daughter, Selena Williams of Sumter; three brothers, Frank Davis of Fort Worth, Texas, John P. Lewis Jr. of Sumter, and Marvin A. Lewis of Charlotte, N.C.; six sisters, Brenda Jean Tanner of Alcolu, Sammie Loretta Washington, Corlis A. Lewis and Stacie A. Stevenson, all of Sumter, Mary Jane Finch of Fayetteville, N.C., and Tamala J. Robinson of Spartanburg; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The remains will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace Cathedral Church in Sumter with Apostle Sammy C. Smith officiating, assisted by the Revs. Johnny Yeadon and Larry C. Weston. Burial will follow in Walker Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home, 229 Clement St. in Sumter.
Job’s Mortuary Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

JANIE MURPHY
BISHOPVILLE — Janie Murphy, 111, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at her home, 410 Marsh St., Bishopville.
She was the grandmother of Rosa Williams.
Services will be announced by Boatwright Funeral Home of Bishopville.

CECIL OXENDINE
Cecil Oxendine, 56, husband of Pansy Oxendine, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Services will be announced by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home of Sumter.

MARY D. WHITE
Mary D. White died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at her home.
The family will receive friends at the home, 1670 Boulevard Road.
Services will be announced by Community Funeral Home of Sumter.

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