LUCILLE BAKER -- Mrs. Lucille McElveen Baker, 70, widow of Frenly Ray Baker, died Thursday, January 9, 2003, in a Merritt Island, Florida, hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, January 17, 2003, in the Brocking-ton Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City, with burial following in the Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Baker was born in Olanta, South Carolina, a daughter of the late William David and Annie Green McElveen. She was a graduate of Olanta High School and a former employee of Rodenbergıs Supermarket Chain and Liberty Homes, both of North Charleston. She was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church. Survivors include: one daughter, Lynn Kopelke of Baltimore, Maryland; two sons, David Baker of Houston, Texas, and Daniel Baker of Merrritt Island, Florida; one sister, Chloe Templeton of West Columbia; one brother, Francis McElveen of Olanta; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to: Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, Cades, South Carolina 29518.
ROGER WILLIAMS -- Funeral services for Roger Williams, conducted by Bishop Odell Fulton and the Rev. Linwood Cooper, were held Sat., Jan. 18, 2003, at Sandridge Holiness Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Williams, 43, died Tues., Jan. 14, 2003, at his residence in Kingstree. He was born March 21, 1959, in Kingstree, a son of Silas Williams and Emma Flemming Williams. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was self employed as a carpenter. Survivors are: his son, Darius Williams of Pompano Beach, Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Corintha Williams of St. George; three brothers, Alphonso Williams of Ft. Pearce, Florida; John Williams of Jacksonville, Florida; and Thomas Williams of Washington, DC; one sister, Mrs. Shirley Williams of Kingstree; his grandmother, Mrs. Rosa Williams Burroughs of Kingstree; and three grandchildren.
CHARLES WEBBER -- Charles D. Webber, 58, husband of Victoria Capps Webber, died January 17, 2003, at his home. Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 19, 2003, at Main Street United Methodist Church. A private, family burial, directed by Blyth Funeral Home, followed in Oakbrook Memorial Park. Mr. Webber was born in Kingstree on November. 15, 1944, a son of Louise Easler Webber and the late Carlisle L. Webber. A resident of Greenwood since 1950, he was a graduate of Greenwood High School and Lander College. He also attended Clemson University. Mr. Webber was employed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). He was an original member of the Swingin Medallions. In November 2002, Mr. Webber received the Order of the Palmetto. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and was also a member of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association. Survivors, in addition to his wife of the home and his mother of Greenwood, are: one son, Charles Carlisle Webber, and one daughter, Amanda Kathryn Webber, both of the home; and two brothers, James C. Webber of Heathsville, Virginia and Thomas Michael Webber of Anderson. Pall bearers were: James William Webber; Robert Edward Webber; Wayne ³Bubba² Easler; William David Webber; Marty Easler; and Chuck Easler.
JEMIMA MILES -- Mrs. Jemima Strickland Miles, 77, widow of the late Rufus Miles, died Thursday, January 16, 2003. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 18, 2003, in the Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at the Strickland-Feagin Cemetery. Mrs. Miles was born in Lake City, a daughter of the late Johnny R. and Jerusha Taylor Strickland. She was a graduate of Scranton High School and was retired from Wal-Mart of Lake City. She was a member of Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include: two daughters, Nina Altman of Johnsonville and Nancy Gause of Kingstree; one son, Jimmy Miles of Lake City; four sisters, Lucille Herring of Sumter; Pearline Bethune of West Columbia; and Linda Kirby and Martha Ann Sigler, both of Columbia; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
FRANCES KINDER -- Mrs. Frances Shell Kinder, 89, widow of Virgil Kinder, Jr., died January 17, 2003, in Peachtree City, Georgia. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Samuel Shumate, were held Monday, January 20, 2003, at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Williamsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Kinder was born in Coweta County, Georgia, a daughter of the late George W. and Lena Shell. She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught for many years in Williamsburg County schools. Surviving is one sister, Helen Harris of Turin, Georgia.
THOMAS SCOTT, JR., -- Funeral services for Thomas "Popcorn" Scott, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Jonathan Brown, Jr., were held Thursday January 23, 2003, at Elijah United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery. Mr. Scott, 55, died Sunday, January 19, 2003, at the Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. He was born November 9, 1947, in Williamsburg County, a son of Thomas Scott, Sr., and Maggie Wilson Scott. He received his formal education in the public schools of the county and graduated. He was a member of the Elijah United Methodist Church. Mr. Scott, a retired farmer and machine operator, was also a member of the Popcorn-Firestone Menıs Club. He was employed with Firestone Building Product of Kingstree for many years. Survivors, in addition to his parents of Kingstree, are: his companion, Sarah Washington of the home; three sons, David Bernard Scott and Thomas W. Scott, III, both of Kingstree; and Derwin A. Scott of Columbia; two daughters, Mrs. LaTisha A. Simpson of Spartanburg; and Mrs. Thoma-senia Lewis of the United States Navy, Norfolk, Virginia; seven step-children, Ronald Washington, Donald Washington, Quintina Washington and Latoya Washing-ton, all of the home; Michael Alston of Florence, Kevin Alston of Kingstree; Derrick Alston of New York, New York; one brother, Curtis Scott of Houston, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Rosa Lee Belizaire of New York, New York; Mrs. Mary S. Montgomery of Hemingway; Mrs. Frances Fulton and Mrs. Veronica S. Simon, both of Atlanta, Georgia; and Sherrie D. Scott of Kingstree; and 11 grandchildren.
RUTH KNOX -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth M. Staton Knox, conducted by Elder Joseph Woods, were held January 25, 2003, at Mt. Moriah Holiness Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at White Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Knox, 78, died Sunday, January 19, 2003, at Kingstree Nursing Facility in Kingstree. She was born December 27, 1924, in Marshville, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Raney Staton, Sr., and Esker Bivens Staton. She attended the public schools of Union County. While in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she became a member of St. Joseph Baptist Church, where she was the head usher. She later became a member of Mt. Moriah Holiness Church, where she was Mother of the Church, a missionary and a deaconess. Survivors are: seven children, Ralph Knox of Holland, Pennsylvania; Donald Knox and Michael Knox of McDough, Georgia; Imani Knox of Lindewold, New Jersey; Lindi Woods of Kingstree; Janice McNair and Margie Lewis of Marion; one brother, Raney Staton, Jr., of Durham, North Carolina; three sisters, Bernice Holt of Concord, North Carolina; Plydene Johnson of Durham, North Carolina; and Naseema Amir of Marion; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
DONALD HICKSON -- Funeral services for Donald Bernard Hickson were held January 24, 2003. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Lake City. Mr. Hickson, 46, a Carolinas Hospital System employee, died Sunday, January 19, 2003, at his residence in Florence. He was born April 7, 1956, in Olanta, a son of Mrs. Adla Bostic Hickson and the late David Buster Hickson, Sr. He received his formal education in the public schools of Florence County. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Lake City, are: three brothers, Anthony Dwayne Hickson and David Hickson, Jr., both of Florence; and Lincoln-EL Hickson of Kingstree; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie M. Hickson-EL and Mrs. Dorothy M. Morant, both of Columbia; and Mrs. Genise Dawkins of Charleston.
WELDON MAYES, SR. -- Funeral services for Weldon Mayes, Sr., conducted by Bishop L. H. Burns, were held Saturday, Jan-uary 25, 2003, at Union Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Goodwill Bap-tist Church Cemetery in Cades Mr. Mayes, 81, died Sun., Jan. 19, 2003, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Williamsburg County, a son the late Benjamin Mayes and Mary McFadden Mayes. He received his formal education in the public schools of the county. He was a member of Union Freewill Baptist Church and served as a deacon. Mr. Mayes, a retired machine operator for a food distribution center, was married to the late Mrs. Helen McAlister Mayes. Survivors are: four sons, Bobby J. Mayes of Brooklyn, New York; Cornel Mayes and James Mayes, both of Kingstree; and Fred Mayes of Los Angeles, California; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Brown of Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Mrs. Helena Stephens of Baltimore, Maryland; three brothers, Robert Mayes of Philadelphia, Pennsyl-vania; Leroy Mayes and Moses Mayes, both of New Haven, Connecticut; one sister, Mrs. Vela Woods of New Haven, Connecticut; and 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
ROBERT TISDALE, SR. -- Funeral services for Robert Tisdale, Sr., conducted by the Rev. Levern O. Brown, were held Friday, January 24, 2003, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Tisdale, 65, a retired truck driver for W. Lee Flowers and a charter bus driver, died Fri., Jan. 17, 2003, at the Ron McNair Nursing Facility in Lake City. He was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Joe Tisdale, Sr., and Viola McCrea Tisdale. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was honorably discharged form the United States Army. Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Letha Tisdale-Denson of Portland, Oregon; and Mrs. Barbara Goldsmith of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one son, Robert Tisdale, Jr., of Houston, Texas; five brothers, Arthur Tisdale, Sr., and Joe Tisdale, Jr., both of Kingstree; Joe Louis Tisdale and Samuel Tisdale, both of Columbia; and Solomon Tisdale of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; six sisters, Mrs. Florence Barnes of Kingstree; Mrs. Beatrice Gamble of Cades; Mrs. Margaret Shaw, Mrs. Carrie Louise Woods, Mrs. Ann Dickson and Mrs. Johnnie Mae Harris, all of Columbia; and four grandchildren.