DANIEL DENNIS, JR. -- Daniel Leroy Dennis, Jr., 37, died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, in a Kingstree hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, December 8, 2000, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Salters Methodist Cemetery directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mr. Dennis was born in Kingstree, a son of Daniel L. Dennis, Sr. and Audrey Brown Lifrage. He was a graduate of Macedonia High School and was a construction worker. Survivors, in addition to his mother and step-father, Bobby Lifrage of Kingstree; his father and step-mother, Diane Dennis of Bonneau; his wife, Susan Floyd Dennis of Salters; two sons, Zachery Daniel Dennis of Salters; and Phillip Dennis of Hemingway; four daughters, Ashley Dennis and Allison Dennis, both of Hemingway; Heather Dennis and Tiffany Dennis, both of Georgetown; one sister, Susan D. Steed of Cross; and one brother, Brian Dennis of Kingstree.
JAMES ROGER ADAMS -- Funeral services for James Roger Adams were held Saturday, December 9, 2000, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Cades, conducted by the Rev. Franklin Fulmore, Sr. Burial followed at Poston Cemetery in Cades directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mr. Adams, 81, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at the Charleston County Memorial Hospital in Charleston. He was born April 4, 1919, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Bruce and Easter Peoples Adams. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, where he served as steward. He spent his early years as a share cropper in Cades. He also worked for many years at T. S. Ragsdale until he retired. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Ruthie Lee G. Adams of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Barbara Tullis of Queens, NY; Easter Adams of Cades; Mrs. Nadine Wilson of Kingstree; and Deloris Adams of the home; four sons, Roger Adams, Jr. of Brooklyn, NY; Harry Adams of Newark, NJ; Melvin Adams of Cades; and Dwight Adams of McDonough, GA; four grandchildren, he raised as his own, Leatha "Lisa" Adams, Mrs. Angie Owens, Lorenzo Adams and Derrick Adams; one sister, Mrs. Ellaree Mouzon of Cades; and one brother, Murray Adams of Cades.
PAUL SULLIVAN -- Paul Knowlton Sullivan, 75, died Friday, December 8, 2000, in the Lake City hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 10, 2000, in the Brockington Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Lake City Memorial Park directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Mr. Sullivan was born in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late W. Agustus and Mary Frances Fincher Sullivan. He was retired from the family construction company, W. W. Collins General Merchandise, and he also retired from Kingstree hospital where he was a security guard. He attended Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he was a member of the Mae Wall Sunday school class. Survivors are: his wife, Anne Young Sullivan of Lake City; one step-daughter, Glenda Sweet of Conway; one sister, Idell Nesbit of Manning; and one brother, Jimmie Sullivan of Augusta, GA.
KEITH CHATMAN -- Funeral services for Keith Bernard Chatman were held Saturday, December 9, 2000, at Miracle Temple Church of Salters, conducted by the Rev. Mary Scott. Burial followed at St. James Baptist Church Cemetery in Greeleyville directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Chatman, 40, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born January 23, 1960, in Kingstree, a son of Mrs. Virginia Chatman Chandler and Seward Dawkins. He was 1978 graduate of Kingstree Senior High School. He was formerly employed at the Station House Restaurant in Kingstree. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: one daughter, Tawanna Williams of Kingstree; his grandmother, Mrs. Louise Chandler of Kingstree; three brothers, Kenneth Lee Chandler and Willie James Chandler, both of Kingstree; Leroy Chandler of Hollandale, FL; and two sisters, Cynthia Ann Chandler and Patricia Mack, both of Kingstree.
IBN EMANUEL SHAH -- Burial for Ibn Emanuel Shah was held Saturday, December 9, 2000, in Clarkston, GA directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Shah died Thursday, December 7, 2000, in Clarkston, GA. Survivors are: his parents, Emanuel Shah and Arifah Shah; four sisters, Laila, Alda, Kemeelah and Arifah; three brothers, Bilal, Islam and Salim; and his grandparents, Maecener Shaw, Helen Warren and William Warren.
NAOMI MILLER DOZIER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Miller Dozier were held Monday, January 22, 2001, at the Marion Missionary Baptist Church in Salters, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Brockington. Burial followed at Marion Memorial Garden in Salters directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. Dozier, 66, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at the Providence Hospital in Columbia. She was born May 2, 1934, in the Warsaw Community of Bloomingvale, a daughter of the late Louis and Francine McIntyre Miller. She graduated from Tomlinson High School in Kingstree and South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. She was a member of Marion Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a chairperson of the Missionary Society, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Deaconess Board. She was employed for a number of years as a teacher in Georgetown County School District. She was married to the late Dearie Ray Dozier. Survivors are: two daughters, Uvetta B. Dozier of Washington, DC and Mrs. Norma L. Dozier-McAllister of Columbia; one son, Derril D. Dozier of Alexandria, VA; one adopted daughter, Lola Cooper of Salters; two brothers, Sanders Miller of Rochester, NY; and Jonathan Miller of Columbia; and four sisters, Mrs. Rosa Lee Williams of Staten Island, NY; Mrs. Syree Harper of Pittsburgh, PA; Mrs. Frances Miller and Mrs. Lizzie Batiste, both of Rochester, NY.
GEORGE EDD HILTON -- Funeral services for George Edd Hilton were held Saturday, January 20, 2001, a Bibleway Church in Lane, conducted by Bishop Thomas Plowden. Burial followed at Jerusalem A.M.E. Church Cemetery in Salters directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Hilton died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at his residence in Lane. He was born August 20, 1941, in Lane, a son of the late Mose Hilton and Ellen Darby Hilton. He was a member of Jerusalem A.M.E. Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Mary Hilton of New York, NY; one son, Christopher Hilton of Stone Mountain, GA; one daughter, Mrs. Brenda Washington of Montgomery, NY; five brothers, Amos Hilton of Brockton, MA; Moses Hilton, Jr. of Buffalo, NY; Isaac Hilton and James Hilton of Philadelphia, PA; and Clifford Hilton of Framming, MA; and two sisters, Mrs. Eva Darby and Mrs. Patricia Morris both of Philadelphia, PA.
MICHAEL E. EDWARDS -- Michael E. Edwards died in Coos Bay, OR on Monday, January 15, 2001. He was born January 25, 1957, a son of Margaret Edwards and the late Lee Edwards. Survivors, in addition to his mother, are: three brothers, Danny Edwards, Charles and Mark Edwards; and one sister, Suzanne Edwards Weaver.
JAMES HENRY STUCKEY -- James Henry Stuckey, 78, died Monday, January 15, 2001, in Columbia. Memorial services were held Thursday, January 18, 2001, at the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Stuckey was born in Nesmith, a son of the late Cleon W. and Annie Blakeley Stuckey. After attending Clemson University in 1941 and 1942, he served during World War II as a pilot in the US Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946, and later served in the National Guard. He maintained his private pilot's license until his death. After his military service, he returned to complete his education at the University of Georgia, where he graduated in 1948 with a bachelor of science degree in forestry. He founded a forestry consultant firm in Kingstree, which he operated for more than 50 years. He served twice in the SC House of Representatives, serving in 1955 and 1956 and again in 1963 through 1968. He served on the House Agriculture, Ways and Means, and the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs committees. In 1970, he was elected as a member of the SC Public Service Commission and served for eight years. In December of 2000, the SC Department of Transportation Commission voted to name SC Highway 261 east from the town limits of Kingstree to the intersection of SC 261 and SC 24 the "J. Henry Stuckey Highway" in recognition of his many years of distinguished public service. He was a member of the St. Albanšs Episcopal Church. Survivors are: his wife, Nancy Tisdale Stuckey of Columbia; one brother, Tom Stuckey of Nesmith; three sisters, Mary Alice Shealey of Manning; Grace McCleave of Rock Hill; and Imogene Hardy of Manning; his children, Jimmy Stuckey of Central; Elizabeth Stuckey Mabry and Keith Stuckey, both of Lexington; Mary Stuckey Freeman of Greenville; and their mother, Lucille N. Stuckey of Central.
THOMAS JEFFERSON MONTGOMERY -- Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Montgomery were held Saturday, January 20, 2001, at St. John Baptist Church in Greeleyville, conducted by the Rev. Talbert Dickson. Burial followed in the church cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Montgomery, 51, died Monday, January 15, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Kingstree. He was born July 11, 1949, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Walter Montgomery and Margaret Nelson Montgomery. He was formerly employed with Baxter Laboratory. He was a member of St. John Baptist Church. Survivor are: three sisters, Mrs. Ineda Witherspoon of Hollandale, FL; Mrs. Thelma M. Bright and Mrs. Carolyn S. Murray, both of Kingstree; one brother, Harold J. Montgomery of Charleston; and a life companion, Mrs. Edna Session of Kingstree.