WILLIAM LEE -- William Howard "Candy" Lee, 69, died Tues., Jan. 21, 2003, in Florence. Funeral services were held Fri., Jan. 24, 2003, at Terrell's Church of God of Prophecy. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at Florence Memorial Gardens. Mr. Lee was born in Florence County, a son of the late Furman and Eula Wiles Lee. He was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker and a member of Terrell's Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors are: his wife, Mamie Josephine Feagin Lee of Effingham; four daughters, Katherine Barker of Hemingway; Jean Barker of Effingham; Barbara Byrd of Coward; and Paula Russell of Timmonsville; one sister, Gertrude Burrows of Kingstree; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
ESTELLE RUSH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Estelle Fleming Rush were held Monday, January 27, 2003. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree. Mrs. Rush of Kingstree died Wed., Jan. 22, 2003, at Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Mrs. Rush, a daughter of the late Joe Fleming and Hester Burgess Rush, was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Kingstree. She was educated in and graduated from the public schools of Williamsburg County. She continued her education and became a private duty nurse. She was married to the late Ernest Rush, Sr. Survivors are: three daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Coleman, Mrs. Debbie Elbagaurr and Tracey Rush, all of Brooklyn, New York; two sons, Earnest Rush of Kingstree; and Reginald Rush of Brooklyn, New York; three sisters, Mrs. Janette Burgess, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson and Mrs. Leona Bell, all of Kingstree; two brothers, Harris Fleming and Leonard Fleming, both of Kingstree; six grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
MARIE USSERY -- Mrs. Marie Baldwin Ussery, 65, died Friday, January, 24, 2003, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 28, 2003, in the Lake City First Baptist Church, Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed in Matthews Cemetery. Mrs. Ussery was born in Florence County, a daughter of the late John Kelly and Cecil Matthews Baldwin. She was a graduate of Lake City High School and attended Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia, and the Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She was a retired office manager and member of Lake City First Baptist Church. Survivors include: one son, James A. Ussery of Washinton, DC; two brothers, J. Kenneth Baldwin of Franklin Springs, Georgia; and E. Stanley Baldwin of Florence; three sisters, Margie McDonald and Amelia Beard, both of Lake City and Glenda Swails of Franklin Springs, Georgia; special family friends, Roger and Ginger Gause of Kingstree; and three grandchildren.
MICHAEL WALLACE -- Funeral services for Mr. Micheal Wallace, conducted by the Rev. Dr. L. C. Bines, will be held Wednesday, January 29, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Wallace, 43, died on Wednesday, January 22, 2003, in an automobile accident. He was born December 22, 1959, in Kingstree, a son of the late Edward Wallace and Mrs. Winnie Ruth McGill Wallace. He was a graduate of Kingstree Senior High School and attended Truck Driving School. Mr. Wallace was employed with Prestress Concrete Company as a truck driver. Mr. Wallace was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where he served as usher and a member of Christian Benefit. He was also a member of Square Deal Masonic Lodge #448. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Kingstree, include: his wife, Denise Wallace of the home; one son, Fashae Micheal Wallace of the home; two daughters, Shaneka Wallace of Kingstree; and Sheila Pendergrass of Florence; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lucille Pendergrass of Kingstree; two brothers, Craig Wallace of Kingstree; and Zackary Wallace of Sacramento, California; three sisters, Barbara Wallace, Kareema Wallace and Keyunta Wallace, all of Kingstree; and one grand-son.
DOROTHY WRIGHT -- Mrs. Dorothy Mixon Wright, 58, wife of Perry H. Wright, died Saturday, January, 25, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services were held Monday, January 27, 2003, in the Lake City Church of God. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed in Lake City Memorial Park. Mrs. Wright was born in Clarendon County, a daughter of Mandy Bell Mixon. She was a homemaker and member of the Lake City Church of God. Surviors, in addtion to her mother and husband, both of Lake City, include: three daughters, Amanda Altman of Lugoff; Stacey Driggers of Scranton; and Dorothy Nicole Thompson of Cades; three sisters, Regina Yarborough of Scranton; and Vivaree Bryant and Elise Smiley, both of Lake City; three brothers, Ronnie Mixon of Lake City; Laverne Mixon of Timmonsville; and Joseph Mixon of Sumter; and six grandchildren.
BETSY PROSSER -- Mrs. Betsy Cowen Prosser, 62, wife of Jimmy Prosser, died Wed., Jan. 22, 2003, at her residence. Graveside funeral services were held Fri., Jan. 24, 2003, at Scranton United Methodist Church. Brockington Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. Prosser was born in Pender County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Thomas "Buck" and Amelia Williams Cowen. She was a homemaker and member of Community Holiness Church. Survivors, in addtition to her husband of Kingstree, are: two sons, Mark Moore and Thomas Moore, both of North Carolina; one step-son, Jimmy Prosser of England; one step-daughter, Shelia Ramsey of North Carolina; one brother, Patrick Cowen of North Carolina; one sister, Patsy Murray of North Carolina and three grandchildren.
TOMMIE MIMS -- Mrs. Tommie Epps Mims, widow of Thomas Leroy Mims, Sr., died Thurs., Jan. 23, 2003, in Concord, North Carolina. Funeral services were held Sat., Jan. 25, 2003, at the Kingstree First Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Mims was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Thomas Walling Epps and Olga Harrington Epps. She attended Winthrop College and retired after 30 years from the A.S.C.S. office in Kingstree as an administrative assistant.
ANNA BYERS -- Anna Lou Heins Byers, the widow of Arthur Daniel Byers, Sr., died in a Charleston hospital on Wed., Jan. 29, 2003. Funeral services were held at her church, Peace Presbyterian Church of Goose Creek, on Sat., Feb. 1, 2003, with interment in New Market Cemetery of Greeleyville. Mrs. Byers was born on Dec. 5, 1924, a daughter of Harmon Koon Heins and Allie Montgomery Heins. She was a graduate of Greeleyville High School and attended Flora MacDonald College in Red Springs, North Carolina. She worked for many years in the office of J.D. O'Bryan until the time of her marriage when she followed her Air Force husband around the world. Following her husbandıs retirement from the Air Force they settled in North Carolina. She has been a member of McDowell Presbyterian Church in Greeleyville but after finally settling in the Charleston area, she and her husband joined the old Goose Creek Presbyterian Church. When a new church was built it was relocated and renamed Peace Presbyterian Church where Mrs. Byers served for several years as church secretary. She was one of the first women elected and ordained Elder of Peace Presbyterian Church. On December 2, 2001, the women of her church honored her as the first woman to receive an Honorary Life Membership from her church. This was a very well deserved honor for from her youth, Mrs. Byers had served her Lord wherever she was needed. Survivors are: her children, Arthur Daniel Byers, Jr., of Blythewood, South Carolina; John Montgomery Byers of St. Mary's, Georgia; Peter Joseph Byers of North Charleston; Susan Mary Byers O'Laughlin of North Charleston; and Jane Kathleen Byers Snider of Goose Creek; two sisters, Virginia Heins Thompson of Vienna, Virginia; Margaret Cecelia Heins Frazier of Charles Town, West Virginia; two brothers, H. K. Heins and Edward M. Heins, both of Kingstree; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
JOHN GILES -- Funeral services for John Edwards Giles, conducted by Brother Billy McVey, were held Fri., Feb. 14, 2003, at the Church of Christ in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Mr. Giles died Sat., Feb. 8, 2003, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. He was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Salters, a son of the late Edward Giles and Lizzie Williams Giles. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was formerly employed as a migrant worker for a fruit production company. He was a member of Church of Christ and also served in World War II. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Giles of the home; one son, George Lee Giles of Charleston; two daughters, Jennie Pritchett of Kingstree; and Mary Giles of Salters; one sister, Mrs. Frankie Mae Giles Moore of Salters; two grandsons, six great-grandchildren.
FREDDIE DAVIS -- Funeral services for Freddie Davis, conducted by Bishop Roosevelt Fulton, were held Thurs., Feb. 13, 2003, at the William N. Redmond Memorial Chapel in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at St. John A.M.E. Church Cemetery. Mr. Davis, 66, died Sat., Feb. 8, 2003, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born March 20, 1936, in Clarendon County, a son of the late Rev. Frank and Lillie Hilton Davis. He was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County. He was married to the late Rebecca Pearson Davis. Survivors are: two sons, Willie Davis of Cades; and Allen Davis of Richmond, Virginia; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Davis of Kingstree; and Porchea Border of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two brothers, Paul Davis and Silas Davis, both of Johnsonville; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie M. Davis of Manhattan, New York; and Mrs. Mary Hickson of Greensboro, North Carolina; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.