OBELL SCOTT McFARLIN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Obell Scott McFarlin were held Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Salters, conducted by the Rev. Levern O. Brown. Burial followed at McGill Cemetery in Greeleyville directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. McFarlin, 90, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Kingstree. She was born November 9, 1910, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of William and Lila Brown Scott. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, the Kitchen Committee, Missionary and Mother of the Church. She was a member of the Williamsburg Baptist Association, and a life member of the Joint Stock Lodge No. 101, where she served as past president. She was married to the late James Theodore McFarlin. Surviving is one son, Theodore McFarlin of Salters.
DALE McCANTS -- Dale McCants, 72, retired employee of International Paper Company, died Sunday, January 28, 2001. Funeral services were held Wedneady, January 31, 2001, at Pine Crest Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Earl Lamm and the Rev. Paul Miles. Burial followed at Spring Gulley Baptist Churchyard directed by Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Mr. McCants was born September 7, 1928, in Andrews, a son of the late Dewey McCants and Virginia Parsons McCants. He was a graduate of Williamsburg High School and served in the US Air Force. He was a former member of the Williamsburg County Board of Education. He was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church and the Spring Gulley Hunting Club. Survivors are: his wife, Margie Ray McCants of Andrews; two daughters, Marilyn M. Moore of Andrews; and Debra M. Taylor of James Island; two brothers, Charles B. McCants of Raleigh, NC; and R. Everette McCants of Andrews; and two sisters, Allison M. Jenkins of Huntsville, AL; and Brenda M. Wildes of Andrews.
THOMAS BURROWS, SR. -- Thomas "Billy" William Burrows, Sr., 78, of Hardeville, founder of T. W. Burrows Realty, died Thurs., Jan. 4, 2001. Funeral services were held Monday, January 8, 2001, at the First Baptist Church of Bluffton. Burial followed at Bluffton Cemetery directed by Sauls Funeral Home. Mr. Burrows was born March 8, 1923, in Kingstree, a son of the late William Edward Burrows and Annie Cole Burrows Waters. Survivors are: his wife, Rea Courtney Burrows; and one son, Stephen Burrows of Bluffton.
FESSER WHITE -- Funeral services for Fesser White were held Feb. 5, 2001, at Greater Jerusalem A.M.E. Church in Lane, conducted by the Rev. Dwight Barr. Burial followed at the church's cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. White, 78, died Wed., Jan. 31, 2001, at McLeod Hospital in Florence. He was born December 3, 1922, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Fesser White, Sr. and Mary Epps. He was married to the late Rellasr Graham White. He was a member of Greater Jerusalem A.M.E. Church. Survivors are: two sisters, Mrs. Susan Conyers and Mrs. Dorothy Benbow, both of Lane; and one brother, Isiah Epps of Ft. Myers, FL.
EMMA WILSON MCKENZIE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Wilson McKenzie were held Monday, February 5, 2001, at St. John United Methodist Church in Lake City, conducted by the Rev. Roosevelt Geddis. Burial followed at McKenzie Cemetery in Lake City directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. McKenzie, 88, died Feb. 2, 2001, at the Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. Survivors are: four sons, William McKenzie, Leo McKenzie, Joe McKenzie and Sam McKenzie, all of Lake City; six daughters, Emma M. McKenzie of Queens, NY; Mrs. Francina Corbert of West Queens, NY; Mrs. Augusta Dubose of Brooklyn, NY; Mrs. Jannie Mae Dobbs of Spartanburg; and Mrs. Eloise Baker and Mrs. Ophelia Rose, both of Lake City.
HOYT GRAHAM Funeral services for Hoyt Graham were held Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at the Believer's Holiness Convention Center in Coward, conducted by Bishop Amos Major. Burial followed at White Oak Cemetery in Cades directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home. Mr. Graham, 62, died Feb. 1, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born May 4, 1938, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Golden and Ginell McClam Graham. He was a member of Redeemed Outreach Ministries. Survivors are: his wife, Pastor Ethel B. Graham of the home; three sons, Bernard Graham of Columbia; Minister Ronald Graham of Lake City; and Eric Graham of Copper's Cove, TX; one daughter, Mrs. Melissa Davis of Oderton, MD; two brothers, Ronnie Graham of Lake City; and Norvel Graham of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Washington and Ida Mae Graham, both of Lake City; and one adopted sister, Mrs. Vanessa Washington of Lake City.
JOHN LONNON FULTON -- Funeral services for John Lonnon "Son" Fulton were held Fri., Feb. 9, 2001, at Sandridge Believers Holiness Church in Kingstree, conducted by the Rev. Carl Williams. Burial followed at the Kingstree Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Fulton, 70, died Mon., Feb. 5, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Kingstree. He was born July 27, 1920, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Sarah McGill and Willie Fulton and the step-son of the late Mrs. Mabel Fulton. He retired from the SC Department of Highways in 1982 after 36 years of service. He was a member of Sandridge Believers Holiness Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Lucille Fulton of the home; three sons, Nathaniel Fulton and Ben Fulton of New York City, NY; and Oliver Fulton, both of Kingstree; four daughters, Sarah Fulton, Mary Fulton, Martha Fulton and Josie Fulton, all of the home; one granddaughter reared as his own, Jametta Dross of Kings-tree; two brothers, Elder James Fulton of Kingstree; and Marion Fulton of Melbourne, FL; and two sisters, Claudie Watson of Kingstree; and Dorothy Johnson of Philadelphia, PA.
JOHN MIXON John Angus Mixon, 89, died Feb. 5, 2001, at his residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 10, 2001, at the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mr. Mixon was born in Estill, a son of the late John Henry and Sarah Patterson Mixon. He was a former owner of Mixon¹s Shell Station, had served terms as a member of Williamsburg County Council and retired as Williamsburg County tax collector. He was a member of Rutledge Memorial Baptist Church in Charleston, a Mason, Shriner and a former member of the Lions and Optimist clubs. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Florrie Epps Mixon of Charles-ton; one daughter, Paula Mixon Billian of Charleston; and one sister, Mrs. Mamie Sue Long of Estill.
LAURA ANN CONYERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Ann Gibson Conyers were held Wed., Feb. 7, 2001, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Lane, conducted by the Rev. Clifford Levine. Burial followed at McKnight Cemetery in Lane directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. Conyers, 104, died Feb. 2, 2001, at the Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born April 29, 1896, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Aaron Gibson, Sr. and Sarah Davis Gibson. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church where she sang on the Senior Choir. She was married to the late Robert Conyers, Jr. Survivors are: one son, Matthew Conyers of Kingstree; and three daughters, Mrs. Pearlistine Parson of Lane; Beulah Mae Conyers of Brooklyn, NY; and Mrs. Rubie Lee Grace of Richmond, VA.
ELIJAH SINGLETARY, JR. -- Funeral services for Elijah Nichols "Baby Ray" Singletary, Jr. were held Sat., Feb. 10, 2001, at Elijah United Methodist Church in Kingstree, conducted by the Rev. Jonathan Brown, Jr. and the Rev. Dr. Ezikeil F. Hampton. Burial followed at Singletary Cemetery in Kingstree directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mr. Singletary, 68, died Fr., Feb. 2, 2001, at Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties in Orangeburg. He was born Jan. 8, 1933, in Kingstree, a son of the late Elijah Nichols Singletary, Sr. and Janie Louise Hampton Singletary. He was a former Golden Glove Boxer of New York. He went on to become a light heavy weight fighter. Survivors are; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie L. Brown of Orangeburg; and Mrs. Carolyn Hampton Reddy of Brooklyn, NY; three brothers, Arthur Hampton, Jr. of Orangeburg; Joseph B. Hampton of Freehold, NJ; and the Rev. Dr. Ezikiel F. Hampton of Effingham.