EARLINE BROWN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Earline W. Brown, conducted by the Rev. James Ernest Scott, were held Sept. 29 at Black River Baptist Church in Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Brown, 67, a retiree and widow of Eugene Brown, died Tues., Sept. 24, 2002, at the Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late William Woods and Andrewnette McKnight Woods. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a lifelong member of Black River Baptist Church, where she served as an usher and as a member of the choir. She worked as a cook in a nursing home for many years. Survivors are: five sons, Harold Lee Woods of Miami, Florida; Eugene Brown, Jr., and Stanley Brown, both of Charleston; Elroy Brown of New Haven, Connecticut; and Willie Joe Brown of Kingstree; five daughters, Mary Ann Woods, Mrs. Shirlene Mouzon, Percilla Epps, Mrs. Sander Chandler and Amy Elizabeth Brown, all of Kingstree; a grandson, she reared as her own, Prince Levell Brown of the home; two brothers, Roosevelt Woods of Kingstree; and Willie Edward Woods of Hollywood, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Lue of Kingstree; and Kattie Coston of New Haven, Connecticut; 27 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
ERWIN THOMPSON -- H. Erwin Thompson, Sr., 69, of Kingstree and Myrtle Beach, died Mon., Sept. 23, 2002, at his home. Funeral services were held Thurs., Sept. 26, 2002, at the Kingstree First Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Williamsburg Cemetery. Born in Wampee, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Hezekiah Elmore Thompson and Dora Skipper Thompson. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic University in 1951 and served in the US Army as a missile commandant from 1952 to 1956. He was the national marketing director for Mobil Chemical Co., from 1968 to 1981. From 1981 until his retirement in 1998, he was the owner and president of Martin, Thomspon and Wilkinson Business Brokers in Myrtle Beach. Mr. Thompson served as district governor for the Lions Club from 1963 to 1964. He was a member and former Deacon of Kingstree First Baptist Church and was a charter founder of Williamsburg Academy in Kingstree. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Joan Baker Thompson of Kingstree; two sons, H. Erwin Thomspon, Jr., of Murrells Inlet; and Dr. D. Christopher Thompson of Richmond, Virginia; one brother, Thomas A. Thompson of Fair Bluff, North Carolina; and one sister, Sara Beth Thompson O'Quinn of Kingstree. Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, Williamsburg Presbyterian Church or the National Parkinsonıs Disease Foundation.
LETHA FLOYD -- Mrs. Letha A. Floyd, 66, died Tues., Sept. 24, 2002, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Thurs., Sept. 26, 2002, in the Kingstree First Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at Lake City Memorial Park. Mrs. Floyd was born in Lake City, a daughter of the late Vernon Z. and Vina McKenzie Dennis. She was a floral designer and member of Kingstree First Baptist Church. She served as a past president of both the Pilot Club of Kingstree and the local Lupus Foundation. Survivors are: one son, Samuel L. Floyd of Kingstree; two daughters, Dennie F. Duke and Lisa Floyd Britton, both of Kingstree; three sisters, Sybil Avant of Hemingway; Vernette McKenzie of Lake City; and Dorothy Waller of Orlando, Florida; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation, PO Box 7511, Columbia, South Carolina 29202; or Kingstree First Baptist Church Building Fund, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree.
DANA McKNIGHT -- Funeral services for Dana Detrice McKnight, conducted by Bishop J. Bernard McCray, were held Fri., Sept. 27, 2002, at Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Faith United Methodist Church Cemetery. Miss McKnight died Sun., Sept. 22, 2002, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born March 15, 1973, a daughter of Mrs. Ethellen McKnight and the late Willie Joe McKnight. She graduated from Kingstree Senior High School, class of 1991. She attended South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. She was a member of the Church of Atlanta Lighthouse, where she served in the drama department and with the Girl Scouts. She was previously employed by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution as a sales account representative. She was also a singer, music composer and writer of poetry. She had singing engagements opening for performers such as Outkast, Bruce Bruce and various other entertainers. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: four sisters, Mrs. Robyn Royer of Atlanta, Georgia; Darlene McKnight of Decatur, Georgia; Rhonda McKnight of Columbia; and Mrs. Harriet Needham of Olanta; an honorary grandfather, Gillie McKnight of Kingstree; and a spiritual grandmother, Sister Gene Hosch of Atlanta, Georgia.
LILLIAN MATTHEWS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Murray Matthews, conducted by the Rev. Amos Matthews, were held Sat., Sept. 28, 2002, at St. Asia Baptist Church in Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Rockyford Cemetery. Mrs. Matthews, 85, widow of Van Matthews, Sr., died Tues., Sept. 23, 2002, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was a daughter of the late Adrian Murray and Myona Durant Murray. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a farmer for many years. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. Survivors are: four sons, Willie Earl Matthews and Van Matthews, Jr., both of Lane; Joseph Matthews of Sherlotte, North Carolina; and Albertis Mattews of Lamar; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Whack of Greeleyville; one brothers, Henry Murray of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and 14 grandchildren.
KATIE ALLEN -- Katie Lanius Allen, 92, widow of Lester W. Allen, died Sun., Sept. 22, 2002, at the Kingstree Nursing Home. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Robert Stillwell and the Rev. Phil Jones, were held Tues., Sept. 24, 2002, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home, followed at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Jack Bennett and Willie Mai Bell Lanius. Mrs. Allen received a degree on commercial education and accounting from Bowling Green College of Commerce in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1938. She married Lester W. Allen from Dodge City, Kansas and they moved to Sumter in 1942. During World War II she worked with the Ration Board and from 1945 to 1970 she was an accountant for Booth-Boyle Livestock Co. Mrs. Allen was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she taught an adult Sunday school class. She also was a former member of the Sumter Shepherd's Center and a charter member and former president of the Gardenmakerıs Garden Club. Survivors are: one son-in-law and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Carsten of Cades; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were nephews, Jack Looney and Tom Looney; Clark Bynum, Edward Bynum, John Willis, Jim Magee and Dick Booth. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 226 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150.
ANNIE McCLARY-GLOVER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Mae McClary-Glover, conducted by the Rev. Melvin Segress and the Rev. Robert Moore, were held Sat., Sept. 28, 2002, at the Apostolic Faith Mission Holiness Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Pressley Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Glover, of Columbia, formerly of Kingstree, died Mon., Sept. 23, 2002, in the Palmetto Cancer Center in Columbia. She was born March 2, 1957, in Kingstree, a daughter of the Rev. William McClary and Ruth Naomi McClary. She grew up in the Hollywoods Community, where she was a member of the Mt. Zion Apostolic Faith Church. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated with the class of 1976. She furthered her education at SC State University in Orangeburg, where she received a bachelor degree in art education, master degree in education plus 30 hours and graduated cum laude. She was employed at SCSU as an art instructor at Felton Laboratories and the Consortium for the Arts. She taught for 22 years in the school system and received the following awards; ten years appreciation for teachers (SCSU); Orangeburg County Beautification & Community Improvement; Program for Effective Teaching; Outstanding Service; Continouous Excellence in Teaching and Recognition for Dedication, Professionalism and Support in Education. Survivors, in addition to her parents of Kingstree, are: her husband, Horace Glover of Orangeburg; one daughter, Michelle Glover of the home; one sister, Dr. Phyllis Cunningham of Greeleyville; two brothers, Lt. Col. Ricky McClary of Layton, Utah; and Louise McClary of Kingstree; and her father and mother-in-law, Eugene and Jessie Mae Glover of Orangeburg.
MARY WOODS -- Funeral services for Mary Ann Woods, conducted by the Rev. James Ernest Scott, were held Sat., Oct. 5, 2002, at Black River Baptist Church in Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Ms. Woods, 48, died Mon., Sept. 30, 2002, at her residence in Kingstree. She was born Dec. 21, 1953, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Eugene Brown, Sr., and Earline Woods Brown. She was educated in and graduated from the public schools of Williamsburg County and went on to further her education. She was a member of Black River Baptist Church where she served as an usher and a member of the choir. She worked in the clothing industry as a machine operator at Hemingway Apparel for several years. Survivors are: one daughter, Amelia D. Woods of the home; two sons, Tyrone Woods and Trevon Woods, both of Kingstree; four sisters, Mrs. Shirlene Mouzon, Persilla Epps, Mrs. Linda Chandler and Amy Brown, all of Kingstree; five brothers, Harold Lee Woods of Miami, Florida; Eugene Brown, Jr., and Stanley Brown, both of Charleston; Elroy Brown of New Haven, Connecticut; and Willie Joe Brown of Kingstree; and two grandchildren.
DANIEL EPPS, SR. -- Funeral services for Daniel McKay Epps, Sr. were held Fri., Oct. 4, 2002, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by the Cooper Funeral Home, followed at Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum. Mr. Epps, 82, died Wed., Oct. 2, 2002, at St. Eugene Medical Center in Dillon. Mr. Epps was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Halifah, Virginia, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Epps. He attended the Northwestern University School of Drafsman. He served in the US Navy during World War II and was owner of Epps Construction Co. of Dillion for the past 42 years. He was a member of Dillon First Presbyterian Church. Survivors are: his wife, Elizabeth C. Epps of Dillon; three sons, Daniel McKay Epps, Jr., of Greenville; Mansel Dean Epps of New Jersey; and Thomas Darin Epps of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Mary Deidria Epps of Dillon; two sisters, Mrs. David Baker of Kingstree; and Mrs. Cora Rogers of Florida; and two grandchildren.
SARA EADDY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Kelly Eaddy, conducted by the Rev. Eugene Burgess, were held Mon., Oct. 7, 2002, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Scranton. Burial was directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. Eaddy, 87, died Wed., Oct. 2, 2002, at the Carolinas Hospital System-Lake City. She was born June 12, 1915, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Lamous and Della Belin Kelly. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was married to the late William Eaddy, Sr. Survivors are: two sons, William Eaddy, Jr., and Lee Edward Eaddy, both of Scranton; four daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Shaw of Brooklyn, New York; Modestine Eaddy, Mrs. Sarah Williams and Mrs. Lela Fulmore, all of Scranton; and 24 grandchildren.