ESTHER BOYD -- Funeral services for Esther Lue Rich Boyd, conducted by the Rev. Frank V. James, were held Sunday, April 21, 2002, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Pressley's Funeral Home, followed at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Boyd, widow of Tyler Boyd, died April 12, 2002, at her home. She was born July 20, 1916, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Alford Rich and Lula Burroughs Rich. Mrs. Boyd was educated in the public school system of Williamsburg County. She was also a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she served on the Usher Board and the Pastor Parish Relations Committee. She was also a member of the gospel choir. Survivors are: one daughter, Nettie Boyd of the home; one son, Johnny Lee Boyd of Providence, Rhode Island; one brother, Levi Rich of Rochester, New York; one sister, Oretha Rich Henderson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and a very special friend who loved her as a son Claude Wilson.
LOUIS COOPER -- Funeral services for Minister Louis Cooper, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Mary Scott, were held Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Miracle Temple Bible Center in Salters. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at St. James A.M.E. Church Cemetery in Lane. Minister Cooper, 41, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at the Medical University Hospital in Charleston. He was born August 25, 1960, in Lane, a son of the late Allen Eugene Cooper and Dorothy Casey Cooper. Minister Cooper was a 1978 graduate of C.E. Murray High School. He was employed at Georgia Pacific Particle Board Company in Russellville as a production foreman for 18 years. Minister Cooper was a member of Miracle Temple Bible Center in Salters, where he was an ordained deacon until he became a licensed minister. He served in the following capacities: as a licensed minister under his pastor, Dr. Mary Scott, church school superintendent, healing school instructor and chairman of the deacon board. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Angela Cooper of the home; two children, Alphlia Cooper and Louis Lawry Cooper of the home; two brothers, Allen Cooper, Jr. of Lane; and Daniel Tucker of Brockton, Massachusetts; and four sisters, Hattie McCollin of Lindenwold, New Jersey; Margie Washington of Yeadon, Pennsyl-vania; Sadie Cooper of Lane; and Gloria Cooper of Irmo.
WILLIE FULTON -- Funeral services for Willie "James" Fulton were held Saturday, May 4, 2002, at Sandridge Holiness Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Cemetery. Mr. Fulton died Monday, April 29, 2002, at The Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. He was born in Williamsburg County on July 10, 1922, a son of the late Willie James Fulton and Sarah McGill Fulton. Mr. Fulton, widower of Mrs. Glide M. Fulton, received his education in the Williamsburg County Public School System. He was a veteran of World War II. He was also employed as a construction worker and was a retired dietitianıs aide. Mr. Fulton was a member of Sandridge Holiness Church, where he served as assistant pastor. He was a member of Kingstree Masonic Lodge #237 and the Joint Stock Lodge. Survivors are: two daughters, Christine Fulton-Daniels of Columbia; and Jean Fulton of Norwalk, Connecticut; six sons, Robert Fulton and Adolphus Fulton, both of Kingstree; Otis Fulton of Bridgeport, Connecticut; the Rev. Steven Fulton, Dennis Fulton and the Rev. Walter Ben Fulton, all of Norwalk, Connecticut; and two sisters, Claudia Watson of Kingstree; and Dorothy Johnson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PRECIOUS DAVIS -- Graveside services for Baby Precious Destiny Davis, conducted by the Rev. Edward McLeod, were held Friday, May 3, 2002, at Big Spring Cemetery in Greeleyville. Burial was directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Baby Davis died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. She was born April 11, 2002, a daughter of Allen Tyrone Davis and Katrina Lutina Davis. Survivors, in addition to her parents of Kingstree, are: two brothers, Tyreik Davis and Eric Washington, Jr., both of Kingstree; her grandparents, Vernon and Albert Lee Davis of Greeleyville; and her great-grandfather, Albert Davis of Greeleyville.
MYRNA TOLBERT -- A mass of Christian burial for Myrna Yvonne Tolbert, conducted by Father Jerry Ward, was held Saturday, May 4, 2002, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Kingstree. Ms. Tolbert was born June 11, 1940, in New York City, New York, a daughter of the late Dr. Harold Leon Tolbert and Mildred Martina Tolbert. She pursed a career in the field of physical therapy and worked for many years in hospitals throughout the greater New York area. Ms. Tolbertıs educational pursuits took her from Boston University to El Paso State Teacherıs College. Later, she endeavored in the field of dance therapy as a teacher. Ms. Tolbert was a member of St. Ann's Parish in Kingstree. Survivors are: one son, John; one brother, Harry, Jr.; and her step-mother, Raye of Emporia, Virginia and several special cousins.
LULA ROGERS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Mae Rogers were held Fri., April 26, 2002, at Chavis A.M.E. Church in Hemingway. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Gordon Cemetery in Hemingway. Mrs. Rogers died Fri., April 19, 2002, at Brookdale Hospital in New York City, New York. She was born on Oct. 9, 1928, to the late Mrs. Lula Pressley and Mack Gordon. Survivors are: one son, Stanley Rogers of Brooklyn, NY; one sister, Mary Cooper of Hemingway; and grandchildren, who were like children, Shanelle, Sharelle, Donelle and Shemeana Rogers and Shameka Bannister, all of Brooklyn, New York.
FLORINE GRAHAM -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florine Graham were held Sat., April 27, 2002, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahıs Witness in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Kingdom Hall's Cemetery. Ms. Graham, 64, died Wed., April 24, 2002, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born in Kingstree on Sept. 28, 1937, a daughter of the late Walter Pete Graham and Bulah Mae Mouzon Graham. She was educated in Williamsburg County Public School System. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahıs Witness. Survivors are: three sons, Larry Graham of Salters; Theodore Graham and David Michael Graham, both of Kingstree; one daughter, Tereatha Brown of Kingstree; two sisters, Ida Brunson and Janet Graham, both of Kingstree; and two brothers, Walter Graham and Samuel Graham, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
EVERETT MORRIS -- Funeral services for Everett Morris, conducted by the Rev. Samuel B. Cooper, were held Thurs., April 25, 2002, at Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Mr. Morris died Thurs., April 18, 2002, in Myrtle Beach. He was born Dec. 25, 1970, a son of Dave Fluitt and Barbara Morris Bynum and raised by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucille Fluitt. He attended Williamsburg Blakely High School and was an employee of Spann Roofing Company in Myrtle Beach He was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: three sisters, Racheal Lee Morris, Willistine D. Bynum and Jennifer Ann Bynum, all of Salters; and seven brothers, Michael Lamont Morris and Lawrence Morris, both of Salters; Laurie Morris of Andrews; James W. Bynum of Myrtle Beach; Johnny Jerome Morris of Salters; Dave Fluitt, Jr., of Myrtle Beach; and Jerome Gamble of Trio.
RUDOLPH BUTLER -- Funeral services for Rudolph Butler, conducted by the Rev. Cassandra P. Jackson, were held Wed., April 17, 2002, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Moncks Corner. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Nazareth Cemetery in Pinopolis. Mr. Butler died Sat., April 13, 2002. He was born June 15, 1950, in Moncks Corner, a son of the late Horace and Colathia Reid Butler. He attended the public schools of Berkeley County. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Moncks Corner. He was married to Beatrice "Bea" Motte. Survivors are: his wife, Beatrice Butler of Moncks Corner; three sisters, Ruth Middleton of North Charleston; Patricia Jones and Fredricka Finnick, both of Moncks Corner; one adopted brother, Milton Fladger of Summerville; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Marie Motte of Moncks Corner.
MARCH McKNIGHT, SR. -- Funeral services for March McKnight, Sr., conducted by Bishop J. Bernard McCray and Minister Ernest Edgerton, were held Sat., April 20, 2002, at Pentecost Evangelistic Outreach Center. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Elijah United Methodist Churchyard Cemetery in Kingstree. Mr. McKnight died April 13, 2002. He was born in Kingstree on January 15, 1929, a son of the late Jacob and Mary Cooper McKnight and was educated in the Newark, New Jersey Public School System. Mr. McKnight joined the military and served in the United States Army. He was employed by Essex County Road Commission until he retired after 30 years. Survivors are: two sons, March McKnight, Jr., and Phillip McKnight; Mrs. Mildred Golf, the mother of his sons; one step-daughter, Carolyn Bogar; one brother, Harold McKnight; four sisters, Mary Edgerton of Charlotte, North Carolina; Elizabeth Blount of Vaux Hall, New Jersey; Juliet Gray of South Hill, Virginia; and Eunice Collins of Detroit, Michigan.