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Williamsburg County, South Carolina Obituary and Death Notice Collection
(Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Kingstree, Lane, Stuckey, Greeleyville and Hemingway areas.)

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Williamsburg County, South Carolina Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Williamsburg County, South Carolina Obituary Collection - 166

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ALBERTA MORRIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta B. Morris were held Wed., Oct. 30, 2002, at Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial, directed by Pressley Funeral Home, followed at the Kingdom Hall Cemetery. Mrs. Morris, 70, died Fri., Oct. 25, 2002, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. She was born March 23, 1932, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of Mrs. Annie Burroughs Anderson and the late George Burroughs. She was educated in the public school system of Williamsburg County. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: three sons, Nolie Morris of Kingstree; Prince Morris and George Morris, both of Rochester, New York; four daughters, Mrs. Bettie Grayson, Ann Morris, Thelma Morris and Pearlie Morris, all of Rochester, New York; four sisters, Nettie Burroughs of Kingstree; Mrs. Nancy Hanna of Brooklyn, New York; Mrs. Chevina Cohen of Kingstree; and Mrs. Wyomia McClam of Acedia, Florida; and two brothers, Elijah Burroughs and Willie Burroughs, both of Brooklyn, New York.

MARY HILL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lee Burroughs Hill, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Lee Bines, were held Fri., Nov. 22, 2002, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Cemetery. Mrs. Burroughs, 94, died Sat., Nov. 16, 2002, at Lake Moultrie Nursing Facility in Summteron. She was the daughter of the late Mack Burroughs and Mary Fulton. She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County and Avery Institute of Charleston and Francis Marion College in Florence. She was a former entrepreneur. She also was employed as a lab technician, cosmetologist and was a child care provider. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, She was also a member of United Methodist Women. She was the owner of Hilltop Daycare Center. Survivors are: three daughters, Mrs. Sandra Pringle of Hollis Long Island, New York; Mrs. Marilyn Courtney of Farrockaway, New York; and Mrs. Lois Marshall of Kingstree; one sister, Mrs. Dora Burroughs of St. Albans, New York; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

ROBERT BARR, SR. -- Funeral services for Robert Lee Barr, Sr., conducted by the Rev. Melvin Williams, were held Sat., Nov. 23, 2002, at Greater Jerusalem A.M.E. Church in Lane. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Mr. Barr, 70, died Sat., Nov. 16, 2002, at his residence in Lane. He was the son of Hercules Barr, Sr., and Sarah Barr. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He retired from Unisys Corp. of Malvern, Pennsylvania after 25 years of service as a senior electronic technician. He was a member of Greater Jerusalem A.M.E. Church where he served as a former choir member, choir president and president of the Lay Organization. He was president of Santee-Sutton Club. He was also a member of Southeastern Resource Conservation, Development Board and Clemson Extension, Williams-burg County Family and Com-munity Leader. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Truddie Barr of the home; three sons, Edgebert Barr of Coatsville, Pennsylvania; Robert Lee Barr, Jr., of Norristown, Pennsylvania; and Shawn Barr of Atlanta, Georgia; four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Lee Walker of Phoenixville, Pennsyl-vania; Mrs. Debra Hamon of Lane; Mrs. Eller Mae Mitchell of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; and Mrs. Aleta Jenkins of Collegeville, Pennsylvania; five brothers, Hercules Barr, Jr., Joseph L. Barr, Oliver Barr and Johnny Barr, all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Dr. Winston Barr of Conway; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wilson of Chicago, Illinois; and Mrs. Dorothy York of Philadelphia, Pennsyl-vania; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

MARION McCONNELL -- Marion Connor McConnell, 80, died Tues., Nov. 19, 2002, at his residence. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Samuel Shumate and the Rev. Stephen Williams, were held Fri., Nov. 22, 2002, at the Williamsburg Funeral Home Cha-pel. Burial, directed by Williams-burg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mr. McConnell was born in Hemingway, a son of the late William Robert McConnell and Marian Pendergrass McConnell. During World War II, Mr. McConnell served in the Pacific theater with the US Navy Construction Battalion. He retired from Willis Construction Co. in Florence and was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Lane McConnell of Kingstree; one daughter, Mrs. Beth Croom of Kingstree; one granddaughter, Emily R. Berry of Greenville; two step-grandsons, Josh Croom of Greenwood; and Nathan Croom of Raleigh, North Carolina; and one sister, Mrs. Dupree Spiers of Mt. Pleasant. Memorials may be made to Tideland Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, South Carolina or to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.

SUE BROWN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Ola Bradley Brown, conducted by the Elder Joseph O. Bennett, were held Sat., Nov. 23, 2002, at Goodwill Freewill Baptist Church in Cades. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. Brown, 75, died Sat., Nov. 16, 2002, at the Faith Nursing Facility in Florence. She was born Feb. 6, 1926, in Clarendon County, a daughter of the late Willie Bradley, Sr., and Ada Green Bradley. She attended public school and lived in Washington, DC, most of her life. Survivors are: one sister, Mrs. Itlean Warner of Florence; and two brothers, Willie Bradley, Jr., of Florida; and Calvin Bradley of Coward.

FLORENCE HENRYHAND -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Washington Henryhand, conducted by the Rev. Virgil Hammett, were held Sat., Nov. 16, 2002, at St. Phillip A.M.E. Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Smith-Cooper Cemetery. Mrs. Henryhand, widow of the Rev. David H. Henryhand, died Nov. 13, 2002. She was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Lizzie Gamble and Abraham Washington. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a member of St. Phillip A.M.E. Church, where she was a member of the senior choir, Class Leader for class #9, Sunday school teacher for class #6 and a member of the Stewardess Board. She attended the Senior Citizens Day Care Center in Trio and was a member of the Home Charity Lodge. Survivors are: her children, David Henryhand of New York City, New York; Viola H. Heming-way of Long, South Carolina; Joyce Livingston of Salters; Jannett Griffin of St. Stephen; Queen Brown of Salters; and James Henryhand of New York City, New York; two sisters, Mary Mack of Melbourne, Florida; and Janie Washington of Trio; one brother, Sam Willie Washington of Miami, Florida; 13 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

BERNICE RIOUS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice V. Montgomery Rious, conducted by the Rev. C. W. Green, were held Mon., Nov. 25, 2002, at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Crossroad Cemetery. Mrs. Rious, 80, died Wed., Nov. 20, 2002, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 16, 1921, a daughter of the late William Montgomery and Louisa Frierson. She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was formerly employed as a housekeeper at Yale University Hospital and a chef at Sunrise Restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut. She was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors are: one son, Joseph Rious of New Haven, Connecticut; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Rious of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Patterson of New York City, New York; and Mrs. Bernetha Woods of Philadel-phia, Pennsylvania; one brother, Cecil Montgomery of Kingstree; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

LeFLOYD VERNER Funeral services for LeFloyd Pete Verner, conducted by the Rev. J. E. Robinson, were held Mon., Nov. 25, 2002, at Walker Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Hemingway. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery. Mr. Verner, 56, died Wed., Nov. 20, 2002, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was born Aug. 1, 1946, a son of the late Jeff Verner and Seef Verner. He was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County. He was a member of Walker Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors are: two sons, Lee Verner and Eddie Verner, both of Bridgeport, Connecticut; one step-son, Kareem Dancy of Bridgeport, Connecticut; one daughter, Sandria Williams of Florida; one step-daughter, Katrina Dancy of Bridge-port, Connecticut; three sisters, Mrs. Everlena Brunson of Hemingway; Mrs. Ruthena Mul-lins of Bridgeport, Connecticut; and Lucille Verner of Norwalk, Connecticut; and three grandchildren.

ELDRED WILLIAMSON -- Eldred Barnes Williamson, 72, died Fri., Nov. 22, 2002, at his residence. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Grover Mixon, were held Sun., Nov. 24, 2002, at New Market Cemetery in Greeleyville. Wil-liamsburg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Williamson was born in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Bery I. Williamson and Janie C. Williamson. Mr. Williamson graduated from Kingstree High School and served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired trucker and farmer and a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He was a Mason, Eastern Star, Shriner and VFW member. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Jackie DuBose Williamson; four sons, Gary Williamson and Mark Williamson of Kingstree; Bruce Williamson of Sumter; and Joel Williamson of Kingstree; four sisters, Elsie W. Jones of Florence; Marjorie W. Kellahan of Kingstree; Marie W. Anderson of Indiana; and Victoria Williamson of Rockville, Maryland; three brothers, Ollie Williamson of West Columbia; Travis Williamson of Liberty; and Ray Williamson of Columbia; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

CHRISEY BARR -- Funeral services for Chrisey P. Barr, conducted by the Rev. Franklin Garrett, were held Wed., Nov. 27, 2002, at Bethesda United Methodist church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Barr Cemetery. Mrs. Barr, daughter of the late Alex Barr and Sarah Cooper Barr, was born Feb. 22, 1905, in Williamsburg County. Mrs. Barr died Tues., Nov. 19, 2002, in Dallas, Texas. She was a graduate of Cooperıs Academy. She obtained a B.S. degree from Claflin College in 1926, with aditional post graduate studies in Camden, New Jersey. She taught schools for several years in South Carolina and later relocated to Camden, New Jersey, where she was employed by Campbell Soup Company. She was a member of Harris Temple A.M.E. Church, where she was one of the founders. She served as a church school superintendent, a Steward-ess and a trustee. She was a life time member of the NAACP. After returning to South Carolina, Mrs. Barr joined Bethesda United Methodist Church and became a member of the United Methodist Women, where she served as treasurer, a Sunday school teacher and member of Good Hope Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #269. She received many honors and awards, including outstanding achievement awards in meeting or exceeding the NAACP Branch's Membership Quota, highest membership increase in South Carolina Conference NAACP; honor of congratulations for outstanding accomplishments and commitment by Claflin University in Orangeburg; congratulations from former President Bill Clinton for outstanding accomplishments, award presented by Jessie Brown former Secretary of Veterans' Affairs, Washington, DC for dedicated efforts and commitment to helping others; and congratulations from Senator Yancey McGill for outstanding service for more than 70 years to her alma mater Claflin University. Survivors are: one son, Ronald J. Barr of Runuemode, New Jersey; one daughter, Hermine Gwendo-lyn Grady of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Heyward McCrea of Kingstree; Mases Barr of Miami, Florida; and Samuel Barr of Lawnside, New Jersey; two sisters, Rachel McClary of Kingstree; and Jannie M. Barr of Hollywood, Florida; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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