L'ROY LEMON -- Funeral services for LıRoy Lemon were held Friday, July 27, 2001, at Midway Freewill Baptist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Fannie Thomas Cemetery. Mr. Lemon, 18, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, after injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born August 12, 1982, in Clarendon County, a son of Leroy Kennedy and Certrisie Lemon. He was a member of Midway Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: one daughter, Lamonica Tysha Lemon of New Zion; and one brother, Antonio Lemon of New Zion.
VIOLA DARBY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Darby were conducted by the Rev. Jack Dais on Saturday, July 21, 2001, at St. James A.M.E. Church in Lane. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Mrs. Darby, 94, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at her residence in Lane. She was born March 15, 1907, in Lane, a daughter of Charlie Davis and Sarah Darby. She was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church and served as a Missionary and a Church Stewardess. Surviving is a grandson reared as her own, James E. McCutcheon of Lane.
ROBERT TWILLEY -- Robert William Twilley, 24, son of William H. and Susan Dasher Twilley of Kensington, MD, died Fri., July 20, 2001, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Funeral services were held July 24, 2001, at Tillman Hall Auditorium at Clemson University. Burial, directed by Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, followed at Old Stone Church Cemetery. A native of Washington, DC, Twilley was a field engineer with Tidewater Construction Company working in Holly Hill, SC. He was a 2000 graduate in civil engineering of Clemson University. While at Clemson he was a member of the civil engineering steel bridge team. He also was a two time member of the concrete canoe team and was a member of the Hurricane Research team. Survivors, in addition to his parents of Kensington, MD, are two sisters, Kathie Goodstadt of Arlington, VA, and Sandy Twilley of Clemson and his grandmother, Mildred Twilley of Bethesda, MD.
MATTIE BAXLEY -- Mrs. Mattie Lou Scott Baxley, 87, widow of Alva D. Baxley, died Sat., July 21, 2001, at her residence. Funeral services, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, were held July 23, 2001, at Tisdale Cemetery. Mrs. Baxley was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late James Cannie Scott and Blanche Tisdale Scott. She was a graduate of Williamsburg County Schools and was a housewife. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church. Survivors are: three daughters, Elwood Wiggins and Patsy Davis, both of Georgetown and Libby Baxley of Kingstree; one son, Leray Baxley of Kingstree; three sisters, Opal S. Tisdale, Alestine Scott and Zeloree S. Lazzari, all of Kingstree and two brothers, Atwood Scott and Dale Scott, both of Kingstree.
THOMAS GAMBLE, JR. -- Thomas David Gamble Jr., 78, died Mon., July 23, 2001, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were conducted Wed., July 25, 2001, at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Samuel Shumate. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mr. Gamble was born in Henry, SC, a son of the late Thomas David Gamble Sr. and Mrs. Maude Vause Wilson Gamble. He was a graduate of Indiantown High School and was the retired owner of Williamsburg Oil Co. in Kingstree. During World War II, he served in the Army as a platoon leader in the 36th Infantry Division. He was a retired firefighter with the Kingstree Fire Dept. and was one of the founders and retired chief of the Kingstree Rural Fire Dept. He was a member and Deacon of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, a Mason, a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion and had served as president of Sportsmenıs Hunting Club since 1985. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Belver Scott Gamble; one son, Thomas D. Gamble III, of Nesmith; two daughters, Eva Towne G. Saltik of Marietta, GA and Elizabeth Anne G. Cusack of Indiantown; one brother, Harry Gamble of Hemingway; and one sister, Margie Shepard of Washington, NC.
SANDRA TAYLOR-MORANT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sandra Dean Taylor-Morant were conducted Fri., July 27, 2001, at Greater St. James A.M.E. Church in Lake City by the Rev. James Glisson and the Rev. Ralph Singletary. Burial was directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. Morant, 40, died Sun., July 22, 2001, in Conway. She was born Oct. 15, 1950, in Florence, a daughter of Samuel Taylor Jr., and Mary Lou Gamble Taylor-Anderson. She attended Horry Technical College and was a member of Myrtle Beach Community Church. Survivors, in addition to her parents, are: her husband, Gene Morant of Myrtle Beach; three children, Samuel James Taylor, Michele Lee Taylor and Kia Taylor, all of the home; one sister, Shirley L. Taylor of Myrtle Beach; her step-father, Freddie Anderson of Myrtle Beach; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Gamble, of Lake City.
O'NEAL PARKER -- O'Neal Parker, 76, died July 27, 2001, at his residence. Funeral services were held July 30, 2001, at the First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at the Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mr. Parker was born in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Mills Cleveland and Lula Frye Parker. He was a retired farmer and member of Midway Presbyterian Church. He was a mason and served in the merchant marines during World War II. He was married to the late Norma Mae Harrington Parker. Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Mickie Evans of Bluffton and Mrs. Patsie Shuler of Sumter; two sons, James E. "Eddie" Parker of Orangeburg and Mills Cleveland "Clevie" Parker of Greenville, TN; one brother, Francis Parker of Georgetown; and four sisters, Addie Bell Mixson of Charleston; Fannie Mae Bramlett of Georgetown; Rosa Cobil of Conyers, GA; and Carolyn Cumbee of Greenwood.
FRANKLIN SCOTT -- Funeral services for Franklin Scott, conducted by Junior Bishop William E. Scott, were held Fri., Oct. 12, 2001, at New Jerusalem Holiness Church. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Scott died Mon., Oct. 8, 2001, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Williamsburg County to the late Hugh Scott and Daisy Singletary Scott. Survivors are: three daughters, Ethel Womble of Baltimore, MD; Connie Nelson and Sebrena Nixon, both of Wilmington, NC; two sons, Jimmy Tisdale of Chesterfield, SC; and Kenny Nelson of Wilmington, NC; two brothers, William Scott of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Durant Scott of Orange Lake, FL; two sisters, Odetha Knowles of Hollywood, FL; and Esther Johnson of Kingstree.
LINDA MONROE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Marie Monroe, conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Evans, were held Mon., Oct. 22, 2001, at Faith United Methodist Church. Burial was directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Monroe, 48, died Tues., Oct. 16, 2001, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Ga. She was born Feb. 5, 2001, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Auddie Pompey and Delmar Wilson and adopted mother and father Rosa Monroe and W.E. Monroe. She was a 1970 graduate of Kingstree High School. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and was employed as a nursing assistant at a nursing home in Georgia. Survivors are: one son, Jezerell Hosea Wilson of Kingstree; two daughters, Deidre C. Dozier of Jonesboro, GA; and Siberia Shantee Wilson of Kingstree; four brothers, Monroe Wilson of Charlotte, NC; Herbert Wilson of Charleston; Leon Wilson of Kingstree; and Nathaniel Wilson of Florida; and six sisters, Ann Early, Johnie Mae, Catherine Barnes and Cynthia Alexander, all of New York City, NY; Shirley Adhmad and Dianne Mitchell, both of Atlanta, GA.
DEWEY GEDDINGS -- Dewey Geddings, 82, died Wed., Oct. 17, 2001 at his residence. Funeral services were held Sat., Oct. 20, 2001 in Lane United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, took place in Union Presbyterian Cemetery. Mr. Geddings was born in Sumter County, a son of the late William C. Geddings and Mrs. Dora Christmas Geddings. He attended Paxville and Lane schools and was a retired farmer and merchant. He was an Army veteran and a member of Lane United Methodist Church. Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Mary Cooper Geddings of Lane; three daughters: Maxine Ranta of Federal Way, Washington; Gail Haddock of Kingstree; and Carol Newton of Andrews; one brother: Ernest Geddings of Charleston; and two sisters: Frances McCutchen and Elizabeth Dennis, both of Columbia.