EVA LAWRENCE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Greene Lawrence, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Cobin, were held Thurs., Dec. 6, 2001, at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the churchıs cemetery. Mrs. Lawrence, 87, wife of Edward Irving Lawrence, died Sun., Dec. 2, 2001, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born Jan. 14, 1914, in St. Matthews, a daughter of the late Sims Sellers Greene, Sr. and Mamie Johnson Greene. She was educated in the Calhoun County public school system and continued her education at Morris College in Sumter. She received her bachelor of arts degree in home economics from South Carolina State College. She taught in the public schools of South Carolina for over nine years. Her later career with Clemson Extension Service lasted until her retirement in 1974. She was a member of St. Mary A.M.E. Church, where she served as Steward Secretary for 45 years, and was formerly grand treasurer of the Joint Stock Company and Young Peopleıs Christian and Benefit Association. She was Past Worthy Matron of Liberty Work Chapter No. 171 O.E.S., Associate Grand Deputy Emeritus, Sixth District, Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Farmerıs Aid, Household of Ruth, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People and the Active Teachers Association. Surviving is her husband, Edward I. Lawrence of the home.
LEMYRA KELLAHAN -- Lemyra Ward Kellahan, 79, died Sun., Dec. 9, 2001, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. John Dodd and the Rev. Samuel Shumate, were held Tues., Dec. 11, 2001, at Central Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Cedar Swamp United Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Kellahan was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Robert Franklin Ward and Catherine Alma Hanna Ward. She was a graduate of Williamsburg County schools and Coker College, with a degree in music education. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in Indiantown School and Williamsburg Academy. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, where she was organist and music director for many years. She was a former Sunday school teacher and has served as president of the Women in the Church (WIC). Survivors are: her husband, William N. (Billy) Kellahan, Sr. of Kingstree; three sons, William N. (Nicky) Kellahan, Jr., Warren V. Kellahan and R. Myron Kellahan, all of Kingstree; one daughter, Marcena K. Tisdale of Kingstree; one brother, R. Franklin Ward of Kingstree; and one sister, Mrs. Winnie W. Brown of Kingstree.
THOMAS W. MORRIS, SR. -- Funeral services for Thomas Whitfield Morris, Sr., conducted by the Rev. James May and the Rev. Frankie Tanner, were held Sun. afternoon, Dec. 30, 2001, in Piney Forest Baptist Church. Burial, directed by the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home, followed in Piney Forest Cemetery. Mr. Morris, 76, widower of Sudie Mae Howard Morris, died Fri., Dec. 28, 2001, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 29, 1925, a son of the late Hughie Oscar Morris and Annie Marie Browder Morris. He lived in the Warsaw community of Williamsburg County all of his life. Mr. Morris had been a general contractor and owner of Thomas Morris Construction Company and was currently a well driller. He served in the US Army during World War II and was a member of Piney Forest Baptist Church. Survivors include: one daughter, Linda M. Smith of Andrews; three sons, Tommy Morris of Pawleyıs Island, Chris Morris of Andrews and Randy Morris of Conway; four brothers, David J. Morris, Sr., J. B. Morris, J. Walker Morris and R. C. Morris, all of Andrews; and two sisters, Mary M. Hancock of Columbia and Margie M. Brown of Charleston.
WILBUR EPPS, SR. Wilbur Clifton Epps, Sr., 77, husband of Mildred Helen Craig Epps, died Sun., Dec. 30, 2001, in Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Rodney Foster, were held Thurs., Jan. 3, 2001, at Midway Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Stephens Funeral Home, followed in the church cemetery. Born Feb. 6, 1924, in New Zion, he was a son of the late John J. and Italene Tomlinson Epps. He was a retired US Marshall, having retired June 30, 1990; a former Clarendon County Sheriffıs Deputy, a former SLED agent, former Mason and Shriner, former member of Summerton Lionıs Club, past member and Elder of Summerton Presbyterian Church and a member of Midway Presbyterian Church. Survivors are: his wife of New Zion, one son, Wilbur Clifton "Cliff" Epps, Jr. of New Zion; two daughters, Debbie Geary of Columbia; and Aggie Monroe of Dalzell; and two sisters, Vivian Towns and Elizabeth Barbery, both of Summerville.
BARBARA COBB Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Ann Burrows Cobb, conducted by the Rev. Sam Lucas, Jr., were held Sat., Dec. 29, 2001, at Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Kingstree Funeral Home, followed at the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Cobb died Dec. 22, 2001, at her home in Miami, FL. She was born May 28, 1938, in Williams-burg County, a daughter of the late Wallie Burrows and Estell Burrows McKnight. She was married to the late Calvin Cobb. She was a licensed minister. She was a member of Morning Star Holiness Church in Miami, FL. Survivors are: three children, Levern Burrows of Hemingway; Calvin Cobb, Jr. of Panama, FL; and Teresa Cobb of Miami, FL; six brothers, James McKnight of Miami, FL; Elmore McKnight, Harrison McKnight, Paul Mc-Knight, Andy McKnight, Lee Gus McKnight, all of Kingstree; and two sisters, Mrs. Lorine Shaw of Miami, FL; and Mrs. Roberta Gray of Hemingway.
HECTOR WILSON -- Funeral services for Hector Wilson, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Cobin, were held Sat., Dec. 29, 2001, at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Dec. 23, 2001, at his residence. He was born June 6, 1929, to the late Mrs. Louiza Gamble Wilson and Willie Wilson. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and later joined the US Army and served as a corporal in the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Mary A.M.E. Church and was a leader of Class #9. Survivors are: his wife, Janette Everington Wilson of the home; six children, Lambert Wilson, Barbara W. McBride, Janoris W. Graham and Linda W. Pressley, all of Salters; Windell W. Bull of Conway; and Brenda Barr of Kingstree; one brother, Taylor Wilson of Columbia; and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Edwards of Greensboro, NC; Mrs. Pearline Facen of Salters; and Mrs. Margaret Sumter of Atlanta, GA.
SAM JUNE -- Funeral services for Sam Peter June were held Sun., Jan. 6, 2002, at Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. June, 70, died Tues., Jan. 1, 2002, at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He was born in Greeleyville on April 19, 1931, a son of the late Cleveland June and Vinie Pendergrass June. He retired from Cleveland Wrecking Company. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Dorothy June of Troy, NY; his children, Brad Root, Marlana Root, Stacey Root, Carolyn Roberts, Tissy Roberts and Harvey Roberts, all of Philadelphia, PA; Willie Cleveland and Jimmy June, both of Troy, NY; Wanda Joyce Watson of Atlanta, GA; and Vincey Lucille Peterson of Sanford, FL; one sister, Helen Moore of Greeleyville; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Aileen York of Greeleyville.
HANNAH KINDER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Graham Kinder, conducted by the Eldress Ella B. McFadden, were held Tues., Jan. 8, 2002, at Midway United American Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Cemetery. Mrs. Kinder, 81, died Thurs., Jan. 3, 2002, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born in Kingstree on April 1, 1922, a daughter of the late Bitty Graham and Fowler Fulton Graham. She was a member of Midway United American Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as Mother of the Church, Church Missionary President, President of the Senior Choir, President of the Communion Steward Board, President of the Mother's Board and Secretary of the Sunday School department. Surviving is one son, Charles Kinder of Kingstree.
EDWARD LAWRENCE -- Funeral services for Edward Irvin Lawrence, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Corbin, were held Tues., Jan. 8, 2002, at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Mr. Lawrence, 90, died Fri., Jan. 4, 2002, at Ron McNair Nursing Home in Lake City. He was born in Williamsburg County on Dec. 8, 1911, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Lawrence. He was a graduate of South Carolina State College in 1937, with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. He was married to the late Mrs. Eva Mae Greene. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Mary A.M.E. Church, where he worked as Sunday School superintendent, pastor steward, lay leader and class leader. He was also past president of Kingstree District Lay Organization, past conference officer of the Palmetto Conference Lay Orga-nization and delegate to the General Conference of the A.M.E. Church for many years. Other affiliations included: a member of Lampton Lodge #158, Pastor Patron of Liberty Work Chapter #171 O.E.S., a member of the Joint-Stock Lodge, past President of the Young People Christian Benefit Association, NAACP, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., the Retired Teachersı Association, past President of the Board of Directors for Williamsburg County Library and a retired Deputy Director of Waccamaw E.O.C. Survivors are: adopted children, Cezar and Merril McKnight and Nicole OıNeal.
PERRY JACOBS -- Funeral services for Perry Jacobs were conducted by the Rev. Bonus Miller on Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the churchıs cemetery. Mr. Jacobs, 103, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Lake City Scranton HealthCare. He was born April 22, 1898, in Greeleyville, a son of the late Robert Jacobs and Lutilla Jacobs. He was the widower of Rosa Parker Jacobs. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was also an original member of the Zion Tones Quartet and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors are: three sons, George Jacobs of Washington, DC; Alex Parker of Portsmith, VA; and Carl Boyd of Orlando, FL; and one daughter, Carolyn Joe of Patterson, NJ.