KEITH MCCLARY -- Keith Freeland McClary, 46, died Wed., Feb. 12, 2003, at the Kingstree hospital. Funeral services were held Fri., Feb. 14, 2003, at Brockington Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at McClary Cemetery. Mr. McClary was born in Kingstree, a son of the late George W. and Beulah Ridgeway McClary. He was formerly employed with Piggly Wiggly in Kingstree and was of Holiness faith. Survivors are: his wife, Judy Dukes McClary of Kingstree; one daughter, Lisa M. Roberts of Kingstree; two sons, Brian McClary of Surfside and Jamie McClary of Kingstree; two brothers, George McClary and Hubert McClary, both of Kingstree; two sisters, Ann Todd of Summerville; and Mary ³Toni² Hanna of Johnsonville; and five grandchildren.
BLANCHE MCCULLOGH -- Blanche Gamble McCullough, 76, widow of Alton H. McCullough, Sr., died Thurs., Feb. 13, 2003, in a Charleston hospital. Funeral services, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, were held Sat., Feb. 15, 2003, at Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mrs. McCullough was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Samuel Wayne Gamble and Theresa Register Gamble. She attended Williamsburg County Schools, was a graduate of Converse College, and did graduate work in social services in Richmond, Virginia. She worked with the South Carolina Department of Social Services until she retired as deputy director in 1982. Mrs. McCullough was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club and served on the State Board of Garden Clubs of South Carolina in various capacities. She was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy-First Families of South Carolina, the French Huguenot Society, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she held various positions on the local and state levels. Mrs. McCullough was a current member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church and a former member of Lane Presbyterian Church. Survivors are: one son, Alton H. McCullough, Jr., of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, J. P. Gamble of Lane; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.
LAURA ROGERS -- Mrs. Laura Cantey Rogers, 79, widow of B. C. Rogers, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 15, 2003, at Lane United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Rogers was born in Greeleyville, a daughter of Sarah Cantey and John Thomas Cantey. She attended Greeleyville schools and held a bachelor's degree in business. She was retired as assistant postmaster in the Salters Post Office and from Rogers Grocery Store in Lane. Mrs. Rogers was a member of Lane United Methodist Church and attended Knightsville United Methodist Church in Summerville. She was active in the United Methodist Women and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors are: one son, Thomas C. Rogers of Summerville; one sister, Mildred Cooper of Lane; one brother, Fred Cantey of Marion, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
LIBBIE CLOUD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Libbie Harrison Cloud, conducted by the Rev. Jospeh Cobin and the Rev. Danie Simmons, were held on Sat., Feb. 8, 2003, at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Smith-Cooper Cemetery in Salters. Mrs. Cloud died Feb. 4, 2003, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. She was born June 13, 1934. She was a member of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church. She attended Allen University and earned a bachelorıs degree in education. She was a public school teacher in Fairfield County and later became an entrepreneur. Survivors are: her husband, the Rev. Isaac K. Cloud; one son, Anthony L. Cloud of Columbia; one daughter, La Parris Y. Cloud of Columbia; and one brother, Joe Lewis Harrison of Salters.
JOHN HAYWARD, JR. -- Funeral services for John Henry "Coke," "Bubba" Hayward, Jr., conducted by Apostle Wordell Fulmore and Elder Wyman Spates, were held Thurs., Feb. 6, 2003, at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Hayward died Sat., Feb. 1, 2003, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. He was the son of the late John Henry Hayward and Bessie Burrows McFadden and was born Oct. 4, 1951, in Williamsburg County. He attended Unity Pentecostal Holiness Church in Kingstree. He attended Battery Park High School and was employed by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Kingstree for 18 years. He was currently employed by MasTec of Lake City as a heavy equipment operator. He played baseball with the Kingstree Reds for many years. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Rudy Harrison Hayward; two sons, Stacy Hayward of Lake City; Sgt. Carlos Hayward of Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; two daughters, Shannon Moore and Shadie "Mindy" Hayward, both of Kingstree; four step-children, Melvin Tyronne Harrsion, Tiffany Gore, Crystal Gore and Eric Harrison, all of Kingstree; his step-father, Anthony McFadden of Rockledge, Florida; one brother, Leroy Hayward of Rockledge, Florida; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Blatche of Rhode Island; and Lorene Hayward of Hemingway; three step-sisters, Julia Ann Brown of Salters; Deloris Shaw of Lamar; and Annie Ruth Staggers of Kingstree; his father-in-law, Rannie McKnight of Kingstree; his mother-in-law, Ella Shaw of New Haven, Connecticut; a grandson he reared as his own, Thomas Jaquelle Cooper; and 14 step-grandchildren.
PRISCILLA NIXON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Priscilla Ann Wilson Nixon, conducted by the Rev. Franklin Garrett, were held Tues., Feb. 3, 2003, at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Willie Cooper Cemetery in Nesmith. Mrs. Nixon died Jan. 29, 2003, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born June 2, 1955, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Elliott E. Wilson and Betty Cooper Wilson. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. She attended the public schols of Williamsburg County and graduated from Battery Park High School. Survivors are: her companion, William McCray of the home; one daughter, Rhonda W. Hilton of Kingstree; two sons, Brian Nixon and William Holden McCray, both of the home; one step-daughter, Albertina Pressley of Nesmith; two adopted sons, Glen Brown and Ivory Casey, both of Hemingway; her step-mother, Gladys M. Wilson of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Mary Gorham of Kingstree; Mary James of Bronx, New York; and Rennater McBride of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, William S. Cooper of Bartow, Florida; and Elton Cooper of Nemsith; and 11 grandchildren.
MARY REAMES -- Mary Gray Reames, infant daughter of Franklin and Brittany Reames, came into our lives for a short while on Wed., Jan. 15, 2003. After fighting as hard as she could, Jesus called her home on Tues., Feb. 11, 2003. A graveside service was held Sat., Feb. 15, 2003, at Williamsburg Memorial Park. Mary Gray will be deeply missed by her parents, her sisters, Anna and Maggie Reames, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Hylton of Kingstree; and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reames of Yorktown; great-grandparents, Mrs. Grace Gilbert of Kingstree; Mary Reames of Yorktown; and Charley Hylton of Lexington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Medical College of Virginia Newborn Intensive Care Unit Care of Sharon Cone, 401 North 12th St., Box 985912, Richmond, Virginia 23298 or CHERUBS (The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research) 1109 Williamsboro St., Oxford, NC 27656. Bucktrout of Williamsburg was in charge of the arrangements.
WILLIE SCOTT -- Funeral services for Willie "Bill" Theron Scott, conducted by the Rev. Frank James, were held Fri., Feb. 21, 2003, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Scott, 47, died Thurs., Feb. 13, 2003, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was born Aug. 15, 1955, in Williamsburg County, a son of Mrs. Lucille Burgess Scott and the late Willie Theron Scott, Sr. He attended the public schools of Bronx, New York and graduated from Adali Stevenson High School. He also attended Delaware Tech North College in New Castle, Delaware. He was employed by the Williamsburg County School District as an electrician. Mr. Scott was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he served on the Trustee Board and as a member of the United Methodist Men and as a coach for the church basketball team. He was a member of the Athletic Booster Club at Kingstree Senior High School and Williamsburg Democratic Party. He also coached for the Town of Kingstree's Little League baseball Team. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Kingstree, are: his wife, Sharon Scott of the home; three sons, Willie Scott, Jr., of Orangeburg; Keith Tyrone Scott and Mark Christopher Scott, both of Kingstree; two daughters, Sharonda Marie Scott of Florence; Andrea Louise Scott of Kingstree; one brother, the Rev. Carl McCullough of Chicago, Illinois; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Rosa Lee Howell of Bronx, New York; and one grandchild.
LEROY McFADDEN, JR. -- Funeral services for Leroy McFadden, Jr., conducted by Bishop Roosevelt Fulton and Elder O. D. Franklin, were held Thurs., Feb. 20, 2003, at Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Burgess Evergreen Cemetery in New Zion. Mr. McFadden, 29, died Thurs., Feb. 13, 2003, at his residence in Kingstree. He was born Nov. 17, 1973, in Williamsburg County, a son of Leroy McFadden, Sr., and the late Mattie Lee McFadden. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was formerly employed as a cook at Kingstree Inn and by Firestone. He attended Bibleway Temple Church in Kingstree. Survivors, in addition to his father of Kingstree, are: his grandparents, Andrew McFadden and Mrs. Lear McFadden of Cades; and Mrs. Rosa Lee McKenzie of Lake City.
NATHANIEL BOYD, JR. -- Funeral services for Nathaniel Boyd, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Frank James, were held Thurs., Feb. 20, 2003, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Veterans Cemetery in Florence. Mr. Boyd, 56, died Fri., Feb. 14, 2003, in Rochester, New York. He was born Oct. 13, 1947, in Kingstree, a son Nathaniel Boyd, Sr,. and Lola B. Boyd. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County and attended Williamsburg Technical College, graduating with a degree in welding. He was formerly employed as a welder with Williamsburg County. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to his parents of Kingstree, are: one daughter, Cynthia Boyd of Miami, Florida; two sisters, Willie Mae Beachum and Catherine Rich, both of Raleigh, North Carolina; three brothers, Willie James Boyd, Leroy Boyd and Curtis Boyd, all of Kingstree; and one granddaughter.