C. LEE KELLAHAN, SR. -- C. Lee Kellahan, Sr., 77, died Sun., April 21, 2002, in the Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Earl Bittle and the Rev. Mike Mills, were held Tues., April 23, 2002, at Happy Home Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed at Ivey Cemetery. Mr. Kellahan was born Oct. 20, 1924, in the Warsaw Community of Williamsburg County, a son of the late Roscoe Dowie Kellahan and Nellie Blanche Cox Kellahan. He was in the logging business for 25 years and then farmed for a number of years. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Esther Mae Fulton Kellahan of Andrews; one son, C. Lee Kellahan, Jr., of Andrews; five daughters, Shirley K. Grant, Pansy K. Morris, Carolyn K. Player, Jackie K. Martin and Donna K. Piatt, all of Andrews; and one sister, Nellie K. Morris of Hanahan.
LORETTA McCRAY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Loretta McCray, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Cobin, were held Sunday, January 20, 2002, at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Smith-Cooper Cemetery in Salters. Mrs. McCray died Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Duke University in Durham, NC. She was born October 21, 1950, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the Rev. Charles and Lillie Mae Henryhand. Survivors are: her husband, Nathaniel McCray of Salters; four daughters, Wanda and Naomi McCray of Salters; Denise McCray Scott and Jennifer McCray of Columbia; two sisters, Willie Mae Anderson of Rochester, NY; and Patricia Darby of Englewood, NJ; and three brothers, Dr. Charles Henryhand of Richmond, VA; Jackie Henryhand of Miami, FL; and Wendell Henryhand of Irmo.
JAMES TISDALE -- Funeral services for James Tisdale, conducted by the Rev. Herman Gibson, were held Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at Ranzie Grove Baptist Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at St. Mary A.M.E. Churchyard Cemetery. Mr. Tisdale died Friday, January 11, 2002, at his residence in Salters, SC. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Sedonia Tisdale of the home; 18 children, David Tisdale of Georgetown; Otis Tisdale of Teaneck, NJ; Brontia Miller of Mullins; Bonnie Bellamy of North Myrtle Beach; Roger Green of Kingston, NY; Steven Feldman, Zeter Lonesome, Alice Watson, Donna Chesley, James Tisdale, Tiara Tisdale, Angie Brown, Keith Roberts, Pamela Davis, Trisha Grayson, Tremmele Tisdale and Elsie Addison, all of Baltimore, MD; and Frederick Tisdale of Salters; and one sister, Mary McClary of Charlotte, NC.
NATHENE NESMITH-WILLIAMSON -- Nathene Vera Smith Nesmith-Williamson, 80, widow of Hannibal Baker Nesmith, Sr., died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at a Charleston hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 24, 2002, at Bloomingvale Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home, followed at the Nesmith Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Williamson was born August 21, 1921, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of Joseph Sampson Smith and Meddie Geneva Feagin Smith. She was the owner and operator of Williamson Grocery. She was educated in Williamsburg County school system and was a member of the Bloomingvale Baptist Church. She was also preceeded in death by her second husband, Hoyt Stephen Williamson. Survivors are: three sons, Joseph ³Joe² Hannibal Nesmith, Ronald Keith Nesmith, both of Kingstree; and Nathan Smith Nesmith of Merrieta, GA; one step-son, Hannibal Baker ³Bo² Nesmith, Jr. of Nesmith; two daughters, Shelby Jean N. Poston of Kingstree and Phyllis Joye N. McConnell of Georgetown; one brother, Joseph Sampson Smith, II, of Camden; and two sisters, Azalee S. Cantley and Ella Vivian S. Mobley, both of Andrews.
EDDIE BEAUFORT -- Funeral services for Eddie Beaufort, conducted by the Rev. Edward McLeod, were held Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church in Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Big Spring Cemetery in Greeleyville. Mr. Beaufort died January 21, 2002, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. He was born in Greeleyville on November 24, 1912, a son of the late Simon Beaufort and Frances Keels Beaufort. He was educated in Williamsburg County public school system. He was formerly employed as a stock clerk in a department store. He was a member of Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors are: three sons, Willie Beaufort, Richard Allen Beaufort and Ulysses Beaufort, all of Hempstead, NY; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Rich, Mrs. Barbara Beaufort Steward and Velma Beaufort, all of Hempstead, NY; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary T. Fulton of Hampton, VA; and Mrs. Luleather Bennett of Decatur, GA.
JAMES GAMBLE, JR -- Funeral services for James Gamble, Jr. were held Friday, January 25, 2002, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Lane. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at McKnight Cemetery in Lane. Mr. Gamble died January 18, 2002, at his residence in Brooklyn, NY. He was born April 26, 1942, in Lane, a son of Mrs. Julia A. Locklair Gamble and the late James Gamble. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church. He was employed and helped build the Republic Company, Lefrek City, Queens, NY. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Lane, are: his wife, Mrs. Susie Gamble; two sons, Tedric Gamble of Queens, NY; Derick Gamble of Brooklyn, NY; two daughters, Shamika Gamble of Brooklyn, NY; and Lynn Pasley of Columbia; two brothers, Willie Gamble of Lane; and Joe Gamble of St. Stephen; and six sisters, Fannie Gibson of Kingstree; Mary Wilson of Lane; Inell Willis of Bayshore, NY; Venus Miller of Brooklyn, NY, and Barbara Waller and Christine Fagin of Roosevelt, NY.
JAMES GORHAM -- Funeral services for James Alphonso Gorham, conducted by the Rev. Benjamin Miller, were held January 29, 2002, at the William N. Redmond Memorial Chapel in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Gorham, 58, died Thursday, January 24, 2002, at his residence in Kingstree. He was born March 8, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA, a son of the late Janie Pressley West. He was reared by the late Foma and Mamie Fulton. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Mary Jean Gorham of Kingstree; seven sisters, Ella Thompson, Deloris Wright, Lucinda Goss, Barbara West, Parmalee West, Genevieve West and Juanita West, all of Philadelphia, PA; and four brothers, Lewis West of New Jersey, Ernest Pressley of Columbia; Charles West and Michael West, both of Philadelphia, PA.
DOROTHY McCULLOUGH -- Dorothy Anne McCullough, 90, died Wednesday, January 23, 2002, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. C.B. Dunn, were held Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Miss McCullough was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late John Graham McCullough and Azile Snowden McCullough. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and held a masters degree in library science. She was a retired school teacher, having taught in Williamsburg County, Olanta, Darlington County schools and Williamsburg Academy. She was a life-long member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a church pianist for many years.
JAMES BECKWORTH -- James Traft Beckworth, 62, of Marion, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at Mountain Area Hospice. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Ricky Mason, were held Thursday, January 24, 2002, at Westmoreland Chapel. Burial, directed by Westmoreland Funeral Home, followed at McDowell Memorial Park. Mr. Beckworth was born September 1, 1939, in Tarrytown, GA, a son of the late Bobbie Lewis Beckworth and Thelma Dorminey Beckworth. He was a member of Greenlee Baptist Church. He was a former truck driver for Werner Enterprises. He was also a former park manager for Barefoot Landing and RV Park. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. Survivors are: one brother, Allison D. Beckworth of Dalzell; one sister, Bobbie Jo Ward of Marion; his step-mother, Eunice Beckworth of Lake City; one step-brother, Buck Cockfield of Lake City; and one step-sister, Louise Keefe of Lake City.
ARTHUR POPE, SR. -- Funeral services for Arthur Eugene "Doodle" Pope, Sr., conducted by Bishop Roosevelt Fulton, will be held Thursday, January 31, 2002, at Evangelistic Way of the Cross Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Pope, 49, died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born March 13, 1952, in Kingstree, a son of the late Isreal McGill and Leila Mae Pope Hugee. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of New Birth Deliverance Holiness Church. He was a self-employed painter. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Virginia M. Pope of Kingstree; one son, Arthur Eugene Pope, Jr. of Columbia; one adopted daughter, Shannon Cunningham of Kingstree; eight brothers, Elijah McGill, Melis Hugee and Charles Hugee, all of Brooklyn, NY; Willie Joe Pope of Columbia; Harold Pope of Salters; Frank Hugee of Kingstree; Nathaniel Hugee of Havelock, NC; and Emanuel Cooper of Dillon; and eleven sisters, Annie Ruth Lee, Rosa Lee Pope, Francine Pope and Mrs. Cynthia Chandler, all of Kingstree; Mrs. Loreall Andrews of Charlotte, NC; Mrs. Faith Lyle of Bishopville; Adrienne Granum of Brooklyn, NC; Mrs. Glenda Smith and Mrs. Elaine Diggins, both of Queens, NY; Donna McGill of Bronx, NY; and Mrs. Tawana McKnight of Rock Hill.