MARIE EPPS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Epps, conducted by the Rev. Standy McCrea and Bishop James Pratt, were held Mon., March 24, 2003, at North Kingstree Baptist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Beulah A.M.E. Churchyard Cemetery. Mrs. Epps died Wed., March 19, 2003. She was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Sumter, a daughter of the late James White and Lila Leonard White. Mrs. Epps received her formal education in the public schools of Sumter County. She later moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she was united in holy matrimony to Ivory Epps. She was a member of the Church of True God and Holiness. She was employed for many years with radio station WDKD of Kingstree. Survivors are: six daughters, Carolann Neal of Lithonia, Georgia; Nerthia Tisdale of Kingstree; Sylvia Diane Tisdale of Pensacola, Florida; Jeanette Dukes of Hephzibah, Georgia; Loran Franklin and Carmen Epps, both of St. Louis, Missouri; five sons, Huey Epps of Stamford, Connecticut; Issiah ≥Ike≤ Epps of Columbia; Clement Epps, Van Epps and Victor Epps, all of Kingstree; 32 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
ELIZA FULTON -- Funeral services for Eliza Virginia "Honey" Fulton, conducted by the Rev. Frank V. James, were held Thursday, February 6, 2003, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed in the churchyard cemetery. Ms. Fulton, 74, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at the Williams-burg Regional Hospital. She was born on July 15, 1928, a daughter of the late Sampson and Carrie Shaw Fulton. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County, and she was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Survivors are: two sons, Ernest Fulton of Decatur, Georgia, and William Fulton of Bridgeport, Connecticut; one daughter, Nancy Johnson of Columbia; one brother, Willie James Fulton of Kingstree; three sisters, Mrs. Ossie Griffin, Mrs. Annie Chandler and Mrs. Mary "Daughter" Houston, all of Kingstree; a special niece, Mrs. Betty Scott of Kingstree; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
DORIS LINDSEY -- Graveside services for Mrs. Doris Baylor Lindsey, were held Saturday, February 1, 2003, at Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Burial was directed by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel. Mrs. Lindsey, widow of W. Mason "Hub" Lindsey, died January 29, 2003, at her home in Charleston. She was born in Williamsburg County on October 3, 1925, the daughter of Edward L. Baylor and Jessie Benton Baylor. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was a member of West Ashley Southern Methodist Church. Survivors include: two sons, W. Mason Lindsey, Jr., of Charleston and Rodney B. Lindsey of Woodbine, Georgia; one brother, Atwood M. Baylor of Kingstree; and three grandsons.
MARY PARSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kelty Parson, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Plowden, were held Saturday, February 8, at Bibleway Temple in Lane. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed in McKnight Cemetery. Mrs. Parson, 88, died Saturday, February 1, 2003, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born November 22, 1914, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Rev. Johnny Kelty and Sara McDowell Kelty. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. At an early age, Mrs. Parson joined Bethel A. M. E. Church and was a member of the prayer board. She later joined Bibleway Temple and served as Mother of the Church. Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Virgree Wilson of Lane; a grandson she reared as her own, Curtis Wilson of Lane; six additional grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
DOROTHY DORSEY -- Funeral services for Dorothy Ann Dorsey, conducted by the Rev. Frank V. James, were held Saturday, February 8, 2003, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home ,followed at the Doctor James Cemetery. Ms. Dorsey, 44, died Mon., Feb. 3, 2003, at her home. She was born in Bronx, New York on April 11, 1958, a daughter of Ben Dorsey and the late Annie Mae McGill Dorsey. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to her father of the home, are: two sisters, Elouise McClary of the home ; and Mrs. Mary Jackson of Kingstree.
VIRGINIA CRICK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Harrington Crick, wife of Gorden Lee Crick, were held Wednesday, January 29, 2003, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Crick died Sunday, January 26, 2003, in Sumter after an extended illness. Born September 6, 1923, she was the daughter of the late John Kinder Harrington and Susan Emma Evans Harrington. She received her education in the public schools of Clarendon County and was a member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. As a homemaker, she enjoyed crocheting, fishing, reading, gardening and travel. Survivors, in addition to her husband, are: two daughters, Marilee Morris of Beaufort; and Doris Duke of Sumter; one son, Clinton Crick of Kingstree; eight grandchildren, seven grandchildren by marriage; and eleven great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be made to the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.
HELEN FRIAS -- Funeral services for Pastor Helen Bradley Frias, conducted by the Rev. Robert Poinsett, were held Sat., Feb. 8, 2003, at Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Frias, 78, died Tues., Feb. 4, 2003, at Scranton Health Care Center in Scranton. She was the daughter of the late Ed Bradley and Bell McCullough Bradley. She was born Feb. 22, 1924, in Kingstree. She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was formerly employed as a beautician. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors are: one daughter, Alpha of Florida; a granddaughter she reared as her own, Alpha Gary of Kingstree; one brother, Alkinder Bradley of Bronx, New York; and five grandchildren.
E. NEILAND BARWICK, SR. -- Earl Neiland Barwick, Sr., 81, died Sat., Feb. 8, 2003, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Tues., Feb. 10, 2003, at the Kingstree United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mr. Barwick was born in Clarendon County, a son of William Francis and Lida Lowder Barwick. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was a retired independent timber contractor. Mr. Barwick was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church, where he was former president of the Wallace Connor Sunday school class, choir member for 40 years and served on several boards of the church. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater as a Marine. Mr. Barwick was a Mason for 50 years, Scottish Rite and York Rite, with Kingstree Lodge #46 AFM and was a Shriner. Survivors are: his wife, Ira Lee McClary Barwick of Kingstree; one son, E.N. (Neil) Barwick, Jr., of Florence; one daughter, Terry B. Shirer of Kingstree; two sisters, Frances B. Holloway of Newport News, Virginia; and Shirley B. Pierce of Long Beach, California; and two grandchildren. The family asks that memorials be made to the Kingstree United Methodist Church.
CLARENCE BROWN -- Clarence Brown, 90, died Fri., Dec. 20, 2002, in a Florence hospital. Graveside funeral services, with burial directed by Brockington Funeral Home, were held Sat., Dec. 21, 2002, in the Sumter City Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born in Sumter, a son of the late Robert Keith and Katherine Thomas Brown. He served in the Army and Marine Corps during World War II. Survivors are: two nieces, Barbara Ward of Kingstree; and Claire Coppage of Atlanta, Georgia; and two nephews, Keith Brown of Manning; and Stanley A. Brown of Columbia.
FLORINE WHITE -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florine F. White, conducted by the Rev. M.S. Williams, were held Wed., Dec. 18, 2002, at Jerusalem A.M.E. Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Jerusalem United Methodist Church Cemetery in the Blakley Community. Mrs. White was born April 21, 1922, in Salters, a daughter of the late Charlie Frazier and Rose Brown Frazier. She died on Thurs., Dec. 12, 2002, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a member of Greater Jerusalem A.M.E. Church. She served on the Senior Choir. She was a member of the Liberty Works #171 Order of the Eastern Star. She was first married to the late George McClary. She later married the late Melvin White, Sr. Survivor are: two sons, Wallace McClary of Atlanta, Georgia; and Marion McClary of Lane; two daughters, Janie McClary of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Dollie Pushia of Andrews; nine step-children, Blease White of Dover, Delaware; Mary Ella Leach of Baltimore, Maryland; Estella Tubbs of Lake Wells, Florida; Susie Mae McCray of Greensboro, North Carolina; Isabella McCray of Baltimore, Maryland; Melvin White of Lane; Henry White of Dover, Delaware; Hattie Pearl McKnight of Baltimore, Maryland; and Gerald White of Salters; 80 grandchildren; 118 great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-grandchildren.