MCKNIGHT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Anise McKnight were held Saturday, December 20, 1997, at Sandridge Holiness Church, conducted by Rev. Linwood Cooper. Burial followed in Faith United Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. McKnight, 45, died Tuesday, December 16, 1997, in Richland County Memorial Hospital in Columbia. She was born November 3, 1952, in Kingstree, a daughter of Elizabeth Brown Shaw and the late Louis Shaw. She was employed as a caregiver at Williamsburg County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. She was a graduate of Tomlinson High class of 1970. She attended Williamsburg Technical College where she majored in the nursing assistant program. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: her husband, Adoniran Gilfred McKnight of Kingstree, one son, Marline McKnight of Kingstree; one daughter, LaKeisha R. McKnight of Kingstree; one brother, David Shaw of Kingstree; three sisters, Mary Ann Green of Kingstree; Mrs. Barbara Ann Bligen of Goose Creek; Mrs. Itlean Washington of New Jersey; her father and mother-in-law, Gillie R. McKnight and Laura McKnight of Kingstree; one grandchild, Marlin Sterling McKnight of Kingstree; and three nieces reared as sisters, Mellie Green of New Jersey; Jacqueline Gathin of Charlotte, N.C.; and Mrs. Shelia Johnson of Goose Creek.
BURGESS -- Funeral services for William Earl Burgess, Jr. were held Tuesday, December 16, 1997, at Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Burgess died December 10, 1997, at Lincoln Hospital Bronx, N.Y. He was born November 21, 1957, in Williamsburg County, the son of Corina Burgess and Earl Burgess. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: one brother, Jackie Burgess of Lexington; four daughters, Latonya, Lucille and Sandra, all of Bronx, N.Y.; and Mrs. Vangelie of Kingstree; two sons, William of Kingstree; and Jasper of Bronx, N.Y.; and his grandmother, Mrs. Vangalee Burroughs of Bronx, N.Y.
BROADWATER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sheryl Brown Broadwater were held Saturday, December 27, 1997, at New Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Kingstree, conducted by Rev. Harmon Gibson. Burial followed at the churchyard cemetery in Kingstree directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. Broadwater, 29, died Monday, December 22, 1997, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born March 17, 1968, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of Aaron and Ernestine Burgess Brown. She graduated from C.E. Murray High School in 1986. In 1990, she graduated from F. E. Dubose Vocational Center in Manning. She was a member of New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang on the Young Adult Choir and was a member of the Hospitality Club. She was also a member of Adah Chapter No. 336, Order of Eastern Star. Survivors, in addition to her parents of Greeleyville, are: her husband, Kevin Broadwater of Kingstree; two daughters, Shonella Christina Broadwater and Loutrull Sasha Broadwater, both of the home; two sons, Kevin Leon Brown and Kendrick Calvin Broadwater, both of the home; three sisters, Cpt. Cecila D. Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C.; Avis Brown and Linda Brown, both of Greeleyville; two brothers, Thurmond Brown and Jerlod Brown, both of Greeleyville; and father- and mother-in-law, Dea. Napoleon Brown, Jr. and Lou Ellen Brown of Kingstree.
BENBOW -- Funeral services for K. P. Edward Benbow were held Friday, December 26, 1997, at Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross Church in Kingstree, conducted by Elder Roosevelt Fulton. Burial followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mr. Benbow, 61, died Saturday, December 20, 1997, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was born May 16, 1936, in Clarendon County, a son of the late Leon Clark, Sr. and Rosa Benbow Clark. He was a member of Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross Church. After 36 years, Mr. Benbow retired from the South Carolina Highway De-partment. For 21 years, he was the owner/operator of Benbow¹s Septic Tanks and Drainage. Survivors are: nine descendants, Athaniel Fulmore of the home; Calvin Fulmore, Mrs. Priscilla Williams, Mrs. Frankie Mae Burgess, Mrs. Mamie F. Barr and Daisy Benbow, all of Kingstree; Terome Fulmore of Seattle, WS; Mrs. Wanda Brown of Columbia; and Levern Benbow of Leesville, MS; one sister, Emma Adger of Manning; and three brothers, James Clark of Sumter; Leon Clark, Jr. and Wilbert Clark, both of Weldon, N.C.
MATTHEWS -- Funeral services for Grace Elaine Matthews were held Dec. 18, at Emanuel United Methodist Church in Sumter, conducted by Rev. Harrison Irvin. Burial followed in Cowhead Cemetery, Lane directed by Dimery and Rogers. Ms. Matthews, 81, died Monday, December 15, 1997, at Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. She was born November 11, 1916, a daughter of the late Lemuel Foster Matthews and Lillie Murray. She was a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church in Sumter. She attended Morris College. Survivors are: one sister, Mrs. Helen White of Greeleyville; a niece who cared for her, Mary Alice Kennedy of Greeleyville; and a nephew who cared for her, John Henry Kennedy of Greeleyville.
SCOTT -- Funeral and burial services for Baby Abra Lovia Scott were held Friday, December 19, 1997, at Isaac and Evelyna Blake Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Jimmy Brockington and directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Baby Scott died Monday, December 15, 1997, at McLeod Regional Hospital in Florence. She was born December 15, 1997, in Florence, a daughter of Terrance Scott and Carolyn McClary Scott. Survivors, in addition to her parents of Kingstree, are: her grandparents, Nathaniel and Emma Scott, Jessie and Laura McClary, all of Kingstree; great-grandparents, Isaac and Everlena Blake of Salters; Ardell McFadden of Kingstree; two Godmothers, Jeanette Salters and Mary Scott, both of Kingstree; and Godparents, Earls and Fannie McClary of Kingstree.
McCULLOUGH -- Mrs. Charlie Epps McCullough, 87, widow of David P. McCullough, died December 17, 1997, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 20, 1997, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mrs. McCullough was born in Lulaton, Ga., a daughter of the late Louis and Kate Jones Epps. Survivors are: one daughter, Katie M. Wasileski of Chapel Hill; and one sister, Pauline E. Kerr of Baton Rouge, La.
TISDALE -- Sadie Egeria Tisdale, 74, died Friday, December 26, 1997, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 28, 1997, at the graveside in McClary Cemetery directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Miss Tisdale was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of Susan J. and Purvis N. Tisdale. She was a homemaker and attended Millwood Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Club. Survivors are: one sister, Eloise Tisdale of Salters; and one brother, Edward Haselen of Jacksonville, Florida.
TISDALE -- Mrs. Mattie Strong Tisdale, 85, widow of Daniel Nathan Tisdale, died Wed., Dec. 24, 1997, in a Florence hospital. Graveside services were held Sat., December 27, 1997, in McClary Cemetery directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mrs. Tisdale was born in Williamsburg County in 1912, a daughter of Sarah Tisdale and John Calvin Strong. She was a member of Millwood Methodist Church and a homemaker. Survivors are: one daughter, Sarah T. Tisdale of Kingstree; and one sister, Annie Lee Jones of Kingstree.
MONTGOMERY -- Mary Isabel Montgomery, 93, died Thursday, December 18, 1997, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 20, 1997, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Williamsburg Cemetery directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Miss Montgomery was born in Clarendon County, a daughter of the late Samuel Warren and Florence Evans Montgomery. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Kingstree High School and was a 1925 graduate of Winthrop College. She was a former school teacher, having taught in the public schools of Williamsburg, Clarendon, Florence, Horry and Beaufort Counties. She later worked with her brother, the late Steve Montgomery, in his grocery store and then retired from Williamsburg County D.S.S. She was a life long member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church and the Kingstree Pilot Club. Survivors are: two sisters, Mrs. Katherine M. Dickson and Elizabeth M. Montgomery, both of Kingstree.