CASHWELL -- Lillie Baylor Cashwell, 84, died October 27, 1997, in a Florence nursing home. Funeral services were held October 30, 1997, in Layton-Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Byrd Cemetery. Mrs. Cashwell was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of Edward L. Baylor and Jessie Benton Baylor. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She was the widow of W. R. Cashwell. Survivors are: one daughter, Diane Smith of Hartsville; two brothers, Atwood Baylor and Woodrow Baylor, both of Kingstree; and three sisters, Arcola Morris of Cades; and Doris Lindsey and Audrey Fryer, both of Charleston.
MCCUTCHEN -- Charles Herbert (Chief) McCutchen, 90, died Thursday, November 13, 1997, in a Lake City hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 15, 1997, in Sandy Bay Cemetery directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mr. McCutchen was born in Florence County, a son of the late William James and Roseanna Ard McCutchen. He was a retired farmer and merchant. Surviving is one son, H. Edsel McCutchen of Kingstree.
BROWN -- Mary Jo Thompson Brown, 79, died Thursday, November 13, 1997, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 15, 1997, in Indiantown Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery directed by Morris Funeral Home. Mrs. Brown was born in Hemingway, a daughter of Gilbert Clyde Thompson and Cassie Altman Thompson. She was a graduate of Hemingway High School and a member of Indiantown Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Rudolph Brown. Survivors are: one son, Samuel Rudolph Brown, Jr. of Hemingway; three daughters, Mary B. Wilson of Summerville; Clydie B. Rauton of Greenwood; and Atheleen B. Carroll of Ravenel; two brothers, Lester Thompson of Hemingway; and G.C. Thompson, Jr. of Stockton, Ala.; and four sisters, Johnnie T. Lockhart of Kingstree; Harry L. Holden of Chester; Barbara T. Westra of Sturgis, Mich.; and Pat T. Johnson of Camden.
GAINEY -- Graveside services for Jerome Gainey, Jr. were held Saturday, November 15, 1997, directed by Williams Funeral Home of Sumter. Mr. Gainey, 23 months, died Wednesday, November 12, 1997, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. He was born December 13, 1995, in Sumter to Jerome Gainey, Sr. and Doris Ann Gainey. Surviving, in addition to his parents of Sumter, is one sister, Keena Gainey of the home.
BROWN -- Funeral services for Leroy Brown were held Saturday, November 8, 1997, at Bethlehem A.M.E. Church in Hemingway. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Brown died Friday, October 31, 1997, at the Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born July 10, 1917, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Leonard and Laura Betsy Brown. He was a retired farmer and worked with Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home for many years. He was a member of Bethlehem A.M.E. Church, where he was a member of the Pastor Steward, Leader of Class #2, and President of Home Charity Lodge #19. Survivors are: one son, James Lewis of the home; three grandchildren that he raised as his own, Danny Cooper and Helena Spruill of New Haven, Conn.; and Sharon Porchea of the home; one brother, Edward Brown of Hemingway; and two sisters, Edna Selph of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; and Eva Thomas of Reidsville, N.C.
LEWIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie Lawson Lewis were held Saturday, November 8, 1997, at Bethlehem A.M.E. Church in Hemingway, conducted by Rev. James Chatman. Burial followed in the church's cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Lewis, 75, died Saturday, November 1, 1997, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born October 16, 1922, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Andrew Lawson and Ola Dozier Lawson. She was employed as a housekeeper. She was a member of Bethlehem A.M.E. Church, where she was a member of the senior choir, Usher Board No. 3, Sunday school teacher, Stewardess Board and the Missionary Society. Survivors are: her husband, James Lewis of the home; one son, Clyde Lewis of Hemingway; one daughter, Mrs. Olla Dean Lewis of the home; one step-son, J.C. Brown of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Shirley L. Mack of Columbia; and two brothers, William Lawson of Hemingway; and Jeffery Lawson of Sumter.
WOODARD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Mae McFadden Woodard were held Friday, November 21, 1997, at Marion Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Jimmy Brockington. Burial followed in the family plot of the Marion Memorial Garden in Salters directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. Woodard, 45, died Saturday, November 15, 1997, at Carolina's Hospital System-Kingstree. She was born December 13, 1951, in Cades, the daughter of the late Harry Johnny McFadden and Gracie Mae Graham McFadden. She graduated from Kingstree Senior High School in 1971. She was a member of Marion Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board, Kitchen Committee and Pastoršs Aide. She was a former employee of Warsaw Manufacturing, Oxford Manufacturing, Camelot Apparel, Lake City Manufacturing and Williamsburg County Voteršs Registration. She was currently employed by Camerontown Apparel of Lake City. Survivors are: her husband, Franklin Woodard of the home; five sons, Franklin Dwayne Woodard, Kenneth Lerone Woodard, Marty Darnell Woodard and Ruffin Darby Woodard, all of the home; one daughter, Naykeisha Elaine Woodard of the home; three brothers, Harry McFadden, Jr. and Gabriel McFadden, both of Kingstree; and Joseph McFadden of Myrtle Beach; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Ruth McFadden and Mrs. Alma Nesmith, both of Kingstree; Geneva Wilson of Andrews; and Mrs. Betty Williams of Orangeburg; one adopted sister, Mrs. Ruth George of Kingstree; and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Woodard of Kingstree.
MATTHEWS -- Funeral services for Genevieve Matthews were held Friday, November 21, 1997, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Greeleyville, conducted by Rev. Bonus Miller. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Ms. Matthews, 51, died Tuesday, November 17, 1997, at Carolinas Hospital System-Kingstree. She was born January 14, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of Mrs. Lila Ann McClary Matthews and the late Edward Matthews, Sr. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Salters, are: three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Gordon of Orangeburg; Mrs. Margie Giles of Lane; and Mrs. Glenda Joyce Tucker of Columbia; one brother, Edward Matthews of Salters; and her step-grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Matthews of Salters.
MCCRACKEN -- Mrs. Carolyn Ford McCracken, 67, wife of J. Vaughn McCracken, died Tuesday, November 18, 1997, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 20, 1997, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mrs. McCracken was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late Boyd and Zonnie Ford. She attended Winthrop College and was retired from Baxter Travenol. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and a member of Kingstree Second Baptist Church and the Ladies Prayer Group. Survivors, in addition to her husband of Kingstree, are: two sons, Steven McCracken of Florence; and David McCracken of Kingstree; and three brothers, Bill Ford of Nichols, Curtis Ford of Lake View and Denny Ford of Louisiana.
BRIGHT -- Funeral services for Clarence Edward Bright were held Monday, November 24, 1997, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Lane, conducted by Rev. Robert Poinsett. Burial followed in McKnight Cemetery in Lane directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Bright, 39, died Wednesday, November 19, 1997, in Lane. He was born July 7, 1958, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Eugene Bright and Lula Lawson Bright. He was a graduate of C.E. Murray High School class of 1977. He was employed as a railroad track layer at STX Corporation in Peach City, Georgia. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Survivors are: one son, Clarence Edward Bright, Jr. of Salters; nine sisters, Mrs. Martherene Brown of Lane; Mrs. Mary Anderson of Ft. Myers, Fl; Mrs. Catherine Billups of Lane; Mrs. Julie Tisdale of Andrews; Mrs. Mildred Cooper of Lane,; Mrs. Carrie Parson of Columbia; Mrs. Mary McDonald and Mrs. Helen Thompson, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Ida Mae Alphonso of Miami, Fla.; and eight brothers, Thomas Bright, John Pasley and Charlie Bright, all of Lane; Bennie Bright of Salters; Larry Pasley of Miami, Fla.; Arnette Pasley of Lane; Moses Bright and Roosevelt Bright of Jacksonville, Fla.