QUEEN PRESSLEY -- Mrs. Queen Elizabeth Wilson Pressley died Sunday, February 24, 2002. at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. Funeral services were held Friday, March 1, 2002, at Old Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. Benjamin Miller. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Pressley was born February 28, 1923, in Lane, a daughter of the late Lillian Miller Wilson and Alex Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Old Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, where she was a member of the senior choir. She was also a member of Esther Chapter Lodge #265, Order of the Eastern Star and the Tribe of Noah Lodge. Survivors are: a granddaughter she reared as her own, Angela Green of Greeleyville; a grandson reared as her own, Bobby Mouzon, Jr., of Kingstree; two step-children, Lee Edward Pressley of Salters; and Vernell Williams of Kingstree; one sister, Mrs. Lula Wilson of Kingstree; and two brothers, Henry Wilson of Kingstree; and Frank Wilson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
GIOVANNA GRAHAM -- Graveside services for Baby Boy Giovanna Diego Xzavier Zamir Graham, conducted by the Rev. Joe D. Graham and Evangelist Andy Williams, were held Wed., March 6, 2002, at White Oak Cemetery. Burial was directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home. Baby Boy Graham died Sun., March 3, 2002, at Carolinas Hospital System-Lake City. He was born Dec. 25, 2001, in Florence, to Robert Miller and April Aquanett Graham. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: one brother, Lazarus Epps of the home; and his maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary Keels of Lake City.
MARY WILSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Brown Wilson were held Sat., March 9, 2002, at St. Peters Baptist Church in Lane. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Mrs. Wilson died Sunday, March 3, 2002, in Baltimore, MD. She was born in Lane on January 28, 1904, a daughter of the late William Brown, Sr,. and Setara Brown. Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Pearly Mae Davis of Bridgeville, Del; and Mrs. Truddie O. Barr of Lane.
Annie Bell Adams -- Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Bell Evans Adams, conducted by the Rev. Standy McCrea, were held on Sat., March 9, 2002, at North Kingstree Baptist church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers funeral Home, followed in White Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Adams died Sun., March 3, 2002, at Ron McNair Nursing Home in Lake City. She was born in Cades on August, 21, 1932, a daughter of the late Jury Evans and Clara Fulton Evans. She was educated in the Williamsburg County public school system and was employed as a cook in a hospital. She was a member of North Kingstree Baptist Church and the church choir. Survivors are: three sons, Charles Adams of Belton, Texas, Jury Adams and Levern Adams, both of Kingstree; five daughters, Mrs. Hazel Bradshaw of Coward, Mrs. Dorothy Graham of Lake City, Mrs. Phyllis Barr and Mrs. Clara Tisdale, both of Kingstree and Miss Niani Adams of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Willie Evans of Jersey City, NJ; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Staggers of Jersey City, NJ.
Melva Ives -- Graveside services for Mrs. Melva Ard Ives, 87, widow of Muret Ives, were held on Monday, March 11, 2002, in the Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Brockington Funeral Home in Lake City was in charge. Mrs. Ives died Saturday, March 9, 2002, in a Florence hospital. Mrs. Ives was born in Greeleyville, a daughter of the late Bunyan Palvy and Gillie Ann Gibbs Ard. Mrs. Ives was a homemaker and a member of the Manning Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include: one daughter, Carolyn Brown of Kingstree; and one son LeRoy Ives of Kingstree.
Stella Mills -- Graveside services for Stella Wolfe Mills, 94, widow of Berkeley Mills, will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., March 13, 2002, in Williamsburg Cemetery with Williamsburg Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Mills died Fri., March 8, 2002, in Norfolk Va. She was born in Kingstree on March 26, 1907, a daughter of the late Bertha Stuart Hodge and Charles Wesley Wolfe, Jr. She graduated from St. Mary's College in Raleigh, NC. While living in Norfolk, she operated antique shops before her retirement in 1976. Mrs. Mills was a former member and organist of St. Albans Church in Kingstree. She had memberships in DAR, McGregor Clan and the Williamsburgh Historical Society. She was also a past member of the Norfolk Doll Club, the Chrysler Museum, and the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. Survivors are: one daughter, Louise Mills Alexander of Houston, Texas.
GWENDOLYN MACK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Gwendolyn Evangala Washington Mack, conducted by the Rev. Herbert Godwin, were held Sat., March 16, 2002, at Wilson Chapel Baptist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Faith United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Mack died Sun., March 10, 2002, at Carolinas Hospital Systems-Florence. She was born in Williamsburg County on December 6, 1960, a daughter of Vertell Washington and the late Wilbur Speights. She was a 1978 graduate of Cades-Hebron High School. She was employed as a housekeeper in the hotel industry. She was a member of Wilson Chapel First Baptist Church and was a member of the church choir. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: her husband, Barrett Mack of Kingstree; three daughters, Mrs. Demtric Mack, Mrs. Lanicka Mack and Mrs. Erica Mack, all of Kingstree; four brothers, Samuel Washington, Alex Washington, Joshua Washington, Harry Washington, all of Kingstree; two sisters, Quadrina Washington and Mrs. Barbara Cantey, both of Kingstree; and her grandmother, Mrs. Ella Mae Washington of Kingstree.
BERTHA BROWN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Tisdale Brown, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Cobin, were held Sat., March 16, 2002, at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Mrs. Brown died Mon., March 11, 2002, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was born in Williamsburg County on April 10, 1910, a daughter of the late James Tisdale and Rosa C. Tisdale. She was a member of St. Mary A.M.E. Church and Prince Hall Lodge. Survivors are: two brothers, the Rev. Warren Tisdale and Jacob Tisdale, both of Salters.
RUTH GREENE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Belle Greene, conducted by the Rev. Geneva Wilson, were held Wed., March 13, 2002, at Nazareth A.M.E. Church in Andrews. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Mrs. Greene died Fri., March 8, 2002, at her residence in Andrews. She was born in Andrews on Jan. 11, 1938, a daughter of the late Robert Matthews and Lula Green Matthews. She was a member of Nazareth A.M.E. Church. Survivors are: three sons, Eddie Greene and Robbie Greene, both of Andrews; and Jermaine Greene of Columbia; three daughters, Mrs. Mazie Chaudhary of Dallas, GA; Mrs. Ruby Greene and Mrs. Doris Greene, both of Suttons, SC; one brothers, Heyward Matthews of Charleston; and four sisters, Mrs. Florine Smalls of Jamestown; Mrs. Irene Heyward of Charleston; Mrs. Creola Matthews and Mrs. Elease Garey, both of Suttons, SC.
VERA COOPER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Bines Cooper, conducted by the Rev. Benjamin Miller, were held Tues., March 12, 2002, at Old Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Cemetery. Mrs. Cooper died Thurs., March 7, 2002, at Lake Moultrie Nursing Facility in St. Stephen. She was born in Williamsburg County on Oct. 24, 1924, a daughter of the late Tina and James Holmes. She was a member of Old Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church and was formerly employed with Redding Restaurant in Kingstree. Surviving is one son, Lavern Cooper of Greeleyville.