JOSEPHUS WILSON -- Funeral services for Josephus Wilson were held Sat., Jan. 27, 2001, at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Salters, conducted by the Rev. Nathan Morris and the Rev. Clyde Henryhand. Burial followed at the churchyard cemetery directed by Henryhand Funeral Home. Mr. Wilson died Jan. 22, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born December 27, 1913, in Salters, a son of the late Rev. David Gordon Wilson and Katie Maglon Singleton Wilson. He was a member of Greater St. John A.M.E. Church and served as superintendent of the Sunday school, Class Leader, Steward Board and Church Treasurer. He was a member of Highland Masonic Lodge #244, Farmers Aid and Home Charity Lodge. He was married to the late Margaret Morris. Survivors are: three sons, Jessie Wilson of Baltimore, MD; Louis Wilson of Greensboro, NC; and Roger Wilson of San Diego, CA; four daughters, Mrs. Blondia G. Deberry of Greensboro, NC; Mrs. Shirley Coates of Salters; Mrs. Betty Thomas and Mrs. Gloria Snead, both of Rochester, NY; and one sister, Mrs. Idella Richardson of Baltimore, MD.
MELVIN BUFKIN, SR. -- Funeral services for Melvin Okie Bufkin, Sr. were held Fri., Feb. 9, 2001, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Kingstree, conducted by the Rev. Willie Wilson. Burial followed at Kingstree Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Bufkin, 75, died Feb. 6, 2001. He was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Martin Bufkin and Janie Holmes Bufkin. He was married to the late Onetha McGill Bufkin. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army and served in World War II. He was a retired professional painter. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Francena Epps Bufkin; three sons, Nathaniel Bufkin, Kenneth Bufkin, both of Kingstree and Isaac of Hemingway; three daughters, Frances Henderson of Lithia Springs, GA; Lillian Wilson and Melissa Bufkin, both of Kingstree; one step-daughter, Emily McCray of Kingstree; one step-son, Furman Epps of Kingstree; and one brother, Emerson Bufkin of Kingstree.
ALBERTA BURROWS -- Mrs. Alberta Mitchum Burrows, 62, wife of Kenneth Burrows, died Sunday, February 11, 2001, at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 13, 2001, at the Brockington Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City. Burial followed at Kingstree Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Mrs. Burrows was born in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Robert Livingston and Leola Richburg Mitchum. She retired from Baxter Travenol of Kingstree and was a member of Kingstree First Baptist Church. Survivors are: her husband, Kenneth Burrows of Kingstree; one daughter, Diane Cannon of Kingstree; two sons, Ronald Tisdale and Roger Tisdale, both of Kingstree; two sisters, Naomi M. Johnson and Thelma M. Haddock, both of Kingstree; and five brothers, Gerald Mitchum, Tommy Mitchum and Larry Mitchum, all of Kingstree; Donald Mitchum of St. Stephens; and Harry Mitchum of Tampa, FL.
MARGARET LONG -- Margaret Stackley Long, 88, known as Sista, died Mon., Feb. 5, 2001, at ManorCare Health Service in Montgomeryville, PA. Graveside funeral services were held Feb. 9, 2001, in Williamsburg Cemetery directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Born in Kingstree, she was the daughter of the late Louis Johnson Stackley and Grace Van Keuren Stackley. She was a lifelong member of Kingstree United Methodist Church and had formerly reigned as the South Carolina Azalea Queen, and had received the Winthrop College Memory Contest award. Survivors are: one son, Chaplin Happy Long of Hamburg, PA; one daughter, Gracy Justice of Chester; one brother, Louis J. Stackley of Hazelhurst, GA; and one sister, Grace S. Grant of Florida.
JANNIE WASHINGTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Jannie Mae Burgess Washington were held Thurs., Jan. 25, 2001, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Cades, conducted by the Rev. Franklin Fulmore and Bishop James E. Cooper. Burial followed at Poston Cemetery in Cades directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. Washington, 70, died Thurs., Jan. 18, 2001, at the Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born August 3, 1930, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Webster and Lurline Epps Burgess. She was a member of Allen Chapel Holiness Church. She was employed as a dietitian at the Kingstree Nursing Home before she retired. Survivors are: her husband, Luther A. Washington of the home; eight daughters, Mrs. Jannie Bell Mouzon of Salters; Mrs. Patricia Brown of Andrews; Mrs. Loubertha Shaw, Frances Washington, Lurline Washington, Bertha Washington, Mrs. Debra McFadden and Mary Lou Washington, all of Kingstree; one son, Roger Washington of Rochester, NY; a granddaughter she reared as her own, Mrs. Pamela Jordan of Tabor City, NC; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Lary of Brooklyn, NY; Mrs. Mattie Page, Beulah Burgess and Mrs. Early Mae McFadden, all of Cades; and one step-son, Sherman Barr of Kingstree.
JOHN HARRINGTON, SR. -- John Roy Harrington, Sr., 71, husband of Allie Mae Sims Harrington, died Wed., Jan. 24, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. Funeral services held Sat., Jan. 27, 2001, at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Charlie Tyler and the Rev. Gene Mosier. Burial followed at the Kingstree Memorial Gardens in Kingstree directed by Stephens Funeral Home. Born Jan. 12, 1930, in New Zion, he was a son of the late Samuel B. and Lizzie Harrington Harrington. He was a retired plant manager for Burgess-Brogdon, an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church. He was a former Manning City Councilman. Survivors are: his wife of Manning; three daughters, Deborah Evans of New Zion; Susan Harrington of Manning; Renee Ward of Sumter; one son, John R. Harrington, Jr. of Paxville; three brothers, Raymond Harrington of New Zion; Samuel B. Harrington of Columbia; and Clarence Harrington of Kingstree; and one sister, Hazeline Hinnant of Kingstree.
JAMES W. PERRY -- Memorial services for James W. Perry were held Thurs., Jan. 25, 2001, at Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross Church in Kingstree, conducted by Bishop Roosevelt Fulton. Mr. Perry died Jan. 20, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. All arrangements and professional services were entrusted to Henryhand Funeral Home. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Christine B. Perry of the home; one adopted son, Demon Laurie of Macon, GA; two adopted daughters, Wyvette Douglas of Bennettsville; and Denise Burrows of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie P. Lucas of Wilson, NC; and Mrs. Louise Baker of Philadelphia, PA.
ROBERT FLAGLER, SR. -- Funeral services for Robert Flagler, Sr. were held Jan. 29, 2001, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Kingstree, conducted by the Rev. Frank James. Burial followed at the church cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Flagler, 84, died Jan. 26, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born August 2, 1916, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Sylvia Flagler. He was a retired farmer and a former employee of Santee River Woods. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Survivors are: one son, Sylvester Flagler of Durham, NC; three daughters, Mrs. Essie Cooper of Salters; Mrs. Doris Wilson and Willie Mae Flagler, both of Kingstree; and two sisters, Mrs. Lula Scott of Washington, DC; and Mrs. Lurlean Murphy of Kingstree.
KENNEDY MORRIS -- Funeral services for Kennedy Morris were held Jan. 27, 2001, at Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Salters, conducted by the Rev. Sam Cooper. Burial followed at the church's cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers. Mr. Morris, 39, died Jan. 22, 2001, at MUSC in Charleston. He was born Feb. 23, 1961, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Nancy Williams and Orie Morris. He was a member of Jerusalem UMC. Survivors are: seven sisters, Mrs. Annie Murrell of Dallas, NC; Mrs. Mary Connor of Myrtle Beach; Mrs. Rosa Lee Palmer, Mrs. Sarah McCray and Mrs. Barbara Bynum, all of Salters; Mrs. Gloria Murrell of Newark, NJ; and Mrs. Hazel Smith of Myrtle Beach.
BLANCHE HANNA -- Funeral services for Blanche Delores Hanna were held January 25, 2001, at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Lake City, conducted by the Rev. Garrett. Burial followed at Sam Cooper Cemetery in Lake City directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Ms. Hanna, 44, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was a graduate of Cades High School in Cades and Benedict College in Columbia. She was a school teacher at Lake City Head Start Center. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church and the Willing Workers Order of the Eastern Star No. 19. Survivors are: two sisters, Mrs. Jacquelyn L. Smith of Nesmith; and Mrs. Sheila Herman of Kingstree; and five brothers, William Dexter Pressley of Melbourne, FL; Christopher L. Pressley and Marlon Scott, both of Orangeburg; Jerrard Barr of Charleston; and Erich Herman of Kingstree.