JAMES BULL -- Funeral services for James Cornelius Bull were held Wed., May 30, 2001, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Kingstree, conducted by the Rev. Willie Wilson. Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Bull, 76, died May 27, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born May 29, 1924, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Lincoln Bull and Gussie Peterson Bull. He was a self employed carpenter and farmer. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion, the N.A.A.C.P. and a member of Habitat for Humanity. He also taught carpentry at Williamsburg Technical College in Kingstree. Survivors are: one son, Curtis Bull of Marietta, GA; four daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn Middleton of Goose Creek; Mrs. Angela Fulton of Kingstree; Mrs. Hilda Bryant of Stone Mountain, GA; and Mrs. Sylvia Jones of Greensboro, NC; one brother, Charles Bull of Kingstree; and two sisters, Mrs. Arnetha McClary of Kingstree; and Serena Bulle of Jersey City, NJ.
MIKIEL JONES -- Funeral services for baby Mikiel Leon Jones were held Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Baby Jones died June 5, 2001, at McLeod Hospital in Florence. He was born June 5, 2001, at McLeod Hospital, a son of Barbara McBride Jones and Mikiel Jones. Survivors, in addition to his parents of Kingstree, are: one sister, Daquesa Jones; and his grandparents, Mrs. Margaret Alston McBride and Mrs. Bernetha Jones, both of Kingstree; and Joe Jones of Lake City.
ROBERT W. CASPER -- Robert W. Casper, 69, of Rockledge, FL, died May 24, 2001, in a nursing home at Merritt Island, FL. Memorial services were held at St. Marys Catholic Church in Rockledge, FL and First Baptist Church of Cocoa, FL. Burial was held at a later date in Terra Haute, IN. Mr. Casper was born January 16, 1932 in Terra Haute, IN, a son of Irene F. Casper of Rockledge, FL and the late Edward Casper. He retired from General Dynamics at Cape Canaveral after 36 years. Surviving is his mother of Rockledge, FL.
EARL MARTIN, SR. -- Funeral services for Earl Battiste Martin, Sr. were held Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Pentecost Evangelistic Outreach Center in Kingstree. Burial followed at Goodwill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cades directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home. Mr. Martin, 82, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at McNair Nursing Center in Lake City. He was born March 3, 1918, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Louis and Nancy Jane Martin. He was a member of Pentecost Evangelistic Outreach Center. He was married to the late Mrs. Nellie Madaline Staggers Martin. He was farmer. Survivors are: one son, Earl B. Martin, Jr. of the home; four daughters, Elma McFadden of Lake City; Mrs. Vivian M. Nesmith of Nesmith; Sylvia Martin and Hester Martin, both of Columbia; a grandson he reared as his own, Vernard Martin of LaFayette, IN; two brothers, German Glasscho of Greeleyville; and Marion Martin of New Haven, CT; and three sisters, Mrs. Maude Wilson of Philadelphia, PA; Mrs. Terranna Wilson of Columbia; and Mrs. Geraldine Fulton of Atlanta, GA.
WINIFRED B. CRAWFORD -- Mrs. Winifred B. Crawford, 67, wife of Eugene A. Crawford, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Hebron United Methodist Church. Burial followed at the church cemetery directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Mrs. Crawford was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Clytie Player Baker. She was a graduate of Hebron High School and retired from Oxford Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church. Survivors are: her husband, Eugene A. Crawford of Cades; two daughters, Brenda Gowdy of Cades; and Carla Pack of Greeleyville; one son, Aaron Smothers of Darlington; and one brother, Nauvard Baker of Cades.
ANNIE MAE BROWN -- Funeral services for Annie Mae Brown were held Saturday, June 9, 2001, at St. Michael United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial followed at the churchyard cemetery directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Ms. Brown, 63, formerly of Kingstree, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at DC General Hospital in Washington, DC. She was born September 28, 1937, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of Nancy "Florine" Brown. She was a member of St. Michael United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: one son, Haywood D. Tisdale of the home; three daughters, Ethel "Penny" Brown of the home; Mrs. Beverly Campbell of Kingstree; and Mrs. Cynthia Harden of Capital Heights, MD; and two sisters, Mrs. Teareather McClary of Kingstree; and Mrs. Joanne Young of Capital Heights, MD.
LEROY SHAW -- Funeral services for Leroy Shaw were held Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross Church in Kingstree, conducted by Bishop Roosevelt Fulton. Dimery and Rogers was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Shaw, 58, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in Kingstree. He was born December 1, 1942, in Williamsburg County, a son of Gullie Murphy Shaw and the late Willie Shaw. He was a member of Evangelistic Temple Way of The Cross Church. He was employed as a security guard at Pickney Security in Rochester, NY for over 16 years. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Kingstree, are: one son, Rodney Shaw of Rochester, NY; four daughters, Mrs. Rosa Lee Shaw, Janice Shaw and Lorraine Shaw, all of Rochester, NY; and Stacey Long of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Willie Shaw, Jr. of Kingstree; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rowe of Salters; and Mrs. Jerline Brown of Kingstree.
DAISY McCUTCHEON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Morant McCutcheon were held Saturday, June 9, 2001, at St. James A.M.E. Church in Gourdine, conducted by the Rev. Jack Dais. Burial followed at the church's cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. McCutcheon, 80, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at St. Josephıs Hospital in Savannah, GA. She was educated in Williamsburg County schools. Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Hutchinson of Philadelphia, PA; and Mrs. Earline Green of Savannah, GA; one son, Leroy McCutcheon of Savannah, GA; and three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Major and Mrs. Hattie Pearl Davis, both of Lane; and Mrs. Ernestine Wright of Florence.
THOMAS DUKE, JR. -- Thomas "T. C.: Cleveland Duke, Jr., 82, husband of Mildred "Millie" Henderson Duke, died June 10, 2001, at Tuomey Healthcare Systems of Sumter. Funeral services were held Wed., June 13, 2001, at the chapel of Bullock Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Robert Morris and the Rev. Jim Holley. Burial followed at Cedar Swamp United Methodist Church Cemetery in Kingstree. Mr. Duke was born in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Thomas Cleveland and Evelyn Graham Duke, Sr. He was a retired insurance agent and a member of the VFW Post 3034. He was a World War II Army sergeant veteran under General George Patton serving with Company 813. He served in Normandy on D-Day and served in Africa and Europe. Survivors are: his wife of Sumter; three sons, Thomas "Tommy" C. Duke, III and Daniel "Danny" G. Duke, both of Charlotte, NC; and James "Jimmy" G. Duke of Fayetteville, NC; three step-daughters, Bea Purvis, Sara Largent and Tara Conyers, all of Sumter; one brother, Curtis Duke of Andrews; and one sister, Kaye Duke Honeycutt of Simponsville, SC.
DERRICK BARR -- Funeral services for Derrick Latrell Barr were held June 16, 2001, at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Lake City, conducted by the Rev. Franklin Garrett. Burial followed at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Cross, directed by Redmond-Richardson. Mr. Barr, 21, died Thurs., June 7, 2001, in Brooklyn, NY. He was born Nov. 7, 1979, in Kingstree, a son of Frankie J. Wilson and Diana Barr Scott. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: his companion, Claire Marie Alexander of Brooklyn, NY; one son, Jamil Latrell Barr of Brooklyn, NY; his step-father, Eddie Scott of Kingstree; three sisters, Tamika L. Barr and Shantae Wilson, both of Brooklyn, NY; and Quanshae Wilson of Nesmith; two brothers, Rodney Turner of Hemingway; and Frankie Wilson, Jr. of Nesmith; his maternal grandfather, Randolph Barr of Lake City; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Wilson of Kingstree; and his step-grandparents, the Rev. Julius and Estelle Scott of Kingstree.