WILMOT DAVID SHAW -- Funeral services for Wilmot David Shaw were held Sat., Jan. 27, 2001, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Kingstree, conducted by the Rev. Willie Wilson and the Rev. Francis Burrows. Burial followed at McGill Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Shaw, 58, died Sun., Jan. 21, 2001, at University Memorial Hospital in Savannah, GA. He was born Feb. 27, 1942, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late David Shaw and Dorothy Willie Lee Brunson Shaw. He graduated from Tomlinson High School in 1959. He attended Howard University in Washington, DC and graduated from Benedict College in Columbia. He was formerly employed with SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) US Department of Labor. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was honored by being presented the Dept. of Army Meritorious Award in 1984, The Dept. of Army National Handicapped Employee Award in 1984 and The Order of Palmetto Award in 1972. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and founder of the New Horizon Menıs Club, where he served as vice president and legal advisor. He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. Survivors are: two sons, Wilmot D. Shaw, II and Wesley D. Shaw, both of Spartanburg; one step-daughter, Karen Mitchell of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Mrs. Frances S. Penn of Washington, DC; and Mrs. Gardenia Pasley of Lance, SC.; one adopted sister, Mrs. Rebecca S. Brockington of Greeleyville; and one adopted brother, Yourith Shaw of Kingstree.
WARREN MATTHEWS -- Funeral services for Deacon Warren Arison Matthews were held Fri., Jan. 26, 2001, at Union Baptist Church in Salters, conducted by the Rev. Willie Bryant. Burial followed at Cowhead Cemetery in Salters directed by Dimery and Rogers. Mr. Matthews, 80, died Jan. 19, 2001, at his residence in Lane. He was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Lane, a son of the late Amos Matthews, Sr. and Leila Samuels Matthews. He was a member of Union Baptist Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Thelma Mari Matthews of Lane; two sons, James Arison Matthews of Brooklyn, NY; and Adolph Matthews of San Francisco, CA; five daughters, Mrs. Barbara Gordon, Sheila Matthews and Charlene Matthews, all of Brooklyn, NY; Gail Matthews of Stone Mountain, GA; Judith Matthews of Kingstree; three brothers, Illious Matthews of Brooklyn, NY; John Williams of Summerville; and the Rev. Amos Matthews of Lane; and four sisters, Mrs. Martha Singletary of Braddock, PA; Mrs. Rosetta Wilson of Salters; Mrs. Victoria Jacobs of Hollis, NY; and Mrs. Edith Wilson of St. Albans, NY.
ALETHIA McCONNELL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Alethia Bell McConnell were held Sunday, February 11, 2001, at Alice Temple Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in St. Stephens, conducted by Bishop Jeremiah Ravenel. Burial followed at St. Stephens Baptist Cemetery directed by Henryhand Funeral Home. Mrs. McConnell died Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at Roper-Berkeley Hospital in Moncks Corner. Survivors are: three daughters, Shirley Cunningham, Gwendolyn Harrell and Beverly Cooper, all of Zepherville, FL; one son, Jackie Wesley Smith of Conway; seven sisters, Blanche G. Amous of St. Stephens; Paula Price and Annie Mae Johnson, both of North Santee; Elreta James, Corona Umstead, Luttie Lipsey and Aurie Jane Simmons, all of Durham, NC; and one brother, Benjamin McClary of Durham, NC.
JOEY McCUTCHEON -- Joey Calvin McCutcheon, 31, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 15, 2001, at the Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial followed at the church cemetery directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Mr. McCutcheon was born in Williamsburg County, a son of James Hubert and Mary Alice Collins McCutcheon. Survivors, in addition to his parents of Kingstree, are: one sister, Lisa McCutcheon of Summerville; and two brothers, Dwayne McCutcheon and Chris McCutcheon, both of Kingstree.
JOHNNY CUNNINGHAM -- Funeral services for Johnny Lee Cunningham were held Saturday, February 17, 2001, at Trinity Believers Holiness Church in Kingstree, conducted by Elder Linwood Cooper. Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mr. Cunningham, 48, died Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at the McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was born June 15, 1952, in Kingstree, a son of Mrs. Marie McCrea Cunningham and the late Johnny Levi Cunningham. He was a member of Trinity Holiness Church, where he sang on the church menıs choir and was a member of the Trustee Board. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Kingstree, are: three brothers, William Randolph "Randy" Cunningham and Richard Cunningham, both of Kingstree; and Verdell Cunningham of Albion, NY; and five sisters, Harriet Hazel Harris, Lorie Ann Cason, Mary Ann Cunningham and Alice Cunningham, all of Kingstree; and Shirley Ann Cunningham of New York, NY.
DARIUS PRESSLEY -- Graveside services for Darius Jaquan Pressley were held Tues., Feb. 13, 2001, at Elijah United Methodist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Jonathan Brown. Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Master Darius was born July 5, 2000, a son of Lamont Pressley and Tameeka Chandler. He died Feb. 11, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Kingstree. Survivors, in addition to his parents of Kingstree, are: one sister, Shonta Chandler; one brother, Lamont Pressley, Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Bethel Pressley and Mrs. Janie Pressley, both of Kingstree; his maternal grandparents, Mrs. Sanders Chandler, Mrs. Amanda Chandler and Mrs. Joanne Adams, all of Kingstree; his great-grandmother, Mrs. Magdaline Cooper of Kingstree.
WILBUR WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Wilbur Lewis Williams were held Thurs., Feb. 15, 2001, at The Church of Christ in Kingstree, conducted by Brother Billy McVey. Burial followed at Keels Cemetery in Greeleyville directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Williams, 67, died Fri., Feb. 10, 2001, at Ron McNair Nursing Home in Lake City. He was a self-employed plumber and farmer. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Mildred Williams of Greeleyville; one daughter, Quentella Williams of Greeleyville; three sons, Rufus Williams of Freeport, NY; Wilbur Williams of Salters; and Ron Williams of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Mary Alice Alston and Lelia Gladden, both of Charleston; and three brothers, Ben Williams of Baltimore, MD; Aisa Williams of Hopkins, SC; and Vincent Williams of Greeleyville.
LILIA STAGGERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lilia Mae Brown Staggers were held Wed., Feb. 14, 2001, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greeleyville, conducted by the Rev. Bonus Miller. Burial followed at the church cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Staggers, 72, died Fri., Feb. 9, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born July 19, 1928, in Wil-liamsburg County, a daughter of the late Phillip Brown and Gussie Montgomery Brown and step-daughter of Mrs. Rosa Brown. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors are: one daughter, Betty Staggers of the home; and one brother, David Brown of Sumter.
TERRY BROWN -- Funeral services for Terry Darryl Brown were held Sat., Feb. 17, 2001, at Bethlehem A.M.E. Church in Hemingway. Burial followed at the churchıs cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Brown, 36, died Sat., Feb. 10, 2001, in Newark, NJ. He was born Jan. 23, 1965, in Hallsboro, NC, a son of Robert Brown and Betty Brown. He was a member of St. John U.F.W.B. Church in Newark, NJ, where he was a member of the Sunday school, Tiny Tot Choir, Junior Usher Board and the Inspirational Choir. Survivors are: one son, Darryl Andre Brown of Newark, NJ; two daughters, Monica Mazon and Laquanah Townsend, both of Newark, NJ; one sister, Selena Brown of Newark, NJ; and his grandfather, Edward Russia Brown of Hemingway.
MARCIE STONE -- Marcie Tisdale Stone, 33, wife of Carlos Stone, died Wed., Feb. 14, 2001, from injuries received in an auto accident. Funeral services were held Fri., Feb. 16, 2001, at Kingstree Memorial Gardens directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mrs. Stone was born in Sumter County, a daughter of Clinton and Judy Stephenson Tisdale. She was a graduate of Williamsburg Academy in Kingstree and attended Francis Marion University. She was office manager at Palmetto Synthetics, a former firefighter with South Lynches Fire Dept. and a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Survivors, in addition to her parents of Kingstree, are: her husband of Kingstree; one step-daughter, Kelli Stone of Kingstree; one sister, Lisa Tisdale of New York City; and her grandmother, Mrs. Opal Scott Tisdale of Kingstree.