WILLIE HIGGINS -- Funeral service for Willie James "Dan" Higgins were held Thurs., July 24, 2003, at the William N. Redmond Memorial Chapel. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Crossroads Cemetery in Salters. Mr. Higgins, 36, died Sat., July 19, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born May 4, 1967, in Kingstree, a son of the late James ≥Junior≤ Higgins, II, and Annie Mae Bradley Higgins. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was employed by McIntosh Farms of Kingstree. Survivors are: two daughters, Deneisha Higgins and Danielle Higgins, both of St. Stephen; two brothers, James Higgins, III, of Kingstree; and Robert Bradley of Brooklyn, New York; and two sisters, Debra Ann Mickenson and Cassandra Kennedy, both of Turbeville.
JANIE SCOTT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Mae Glover Scott, conducted by the Rev. Tommy L. Shubrick, were held Sat., July 26, 2003, at Good Hope Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at St. Mary A.M.E. Church Cemetery. Mrs. Scott, 68, died Wed., July 23, 2003, at her residence in Greeleyville. She was born Feb. 21, 1935, a daughter of the late John Glover, Sr., and Ilar Burgess Glover Matthews. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was formerly employed as a quality control inspector at Oneita Knitting Mill, was president of the local union and was Union Steward. Mrs. Scott was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday school teacher, church usher, president of the Usher Board, Pulpit Aide Committee, president of the Missionaries and a member of Cancer Task Force. Survivors are: two sons, Freddie Ronald Scott, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia; Stacy Scott of Greeley-ville; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Eleazer of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Mrs. Peggy Mosely of Groton, Connecticut; and Mrs. Phalya Donaldson of Orangeburg; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Epps of Greeleyville; and Mrs. Lillie Mae Fulton of Olanta; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
DANNY REAMES -- Funeral services for Danny "Fred" Reames, conducted by the Rev. Donald Easley and Andre Reames, were held Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Mr. Reames, 38, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Greater Laurel Hospital in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He was born May 30, 1965, in Bishopville, a son of Mrs. Mary Jane Carson and the late Gunell Reames and was reared by his step-father, Lonnie Carson, Sr. He was employed as a correctional officer at the Patuxent Institute in Maryland. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Lake City, are: his wife, Dioneca Reames of Glen Burnie, Maryland; children, Dwight Reames, Keion Reames, Durrell Reames, Naysa Reames, Hassan Reames, Eric Easley, Erica Easley and Jaeda Reames, all of Glen Burnie, Maryland; five brothers, Lewis Reames, Michael Reames and Kevin Reames, all of Paterson, New Jersey; Cornell Reames of Lake City; and Mustafa Hakim of Baltimore, Maryland; five sisters, Barbara Jean Mickens of Paterson, New Jersey; Thelma McFadden of Olanta; Tasha Carson of Orlanda, Florida; and Annie Mae Brayboy and Martha Skinner, both of Lake City; his grandmother, Katie Diggs of Lake City; and three grandchildren.
AARON TISDALE -- Aaron Gene Tisdale, 63, died Wed., July 23, 2003, at his residence. Funeral services were held Sat., July 26, 2003, at Kingstree Church of God. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at McClary Cemetery. Mr. Tisdale was born in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Laurence Eugene and Eunice Hanna Tisdale. He was a certified electrician and was retired from Cable Contractors. Mr. Tisdale served in the United States Army and was a member of Kingstree Church of God. He was the widower of Mrs. Lou Ellen Tisdale, who died July 6, 2003. Survivors are: four sons, Ricky, Charles and Oliver Tisdale, all of Kingstree; and Eugene Tisdale of Sumter; three brothers, Joe Tisdale of Kingstree; Earl Tisdale of Sumter; and Carl Tisdale of Andrews; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
NANCY GASKINS -- Mrs. Nancy Huggins Gaskins, 64, widow of Harl Gaskins, died Sun., July 27, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services were held Tues., July 29, 2003, at Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Gaskins was born in Hemingway, a daughter of the late Gertrude Lewis Huggins and Palmer Huggins. She was a graduate of Hemingway High School and was employed by Tanner's Money Saver in Kingstree. Mrs. Gaskins was a member of Millwood Methodist Church. She was first married to the late Herbert E. McCutcheon, Sr. Survivors are: three sons, Herbert E. McCutcheon, Jr., of Jacksonville, Florida; William S. McCutcheon of Florence; and Byron H. Gaskins of Kingstree; five sisters, Pam H. Tanner, Mary Nell H. Hydrick and Jo Hanna, all of Kingstree; Jackie Huggins of Lake City; and Clarcy Lea of Columbia; and six grandchildren.
WILLIE McFADDEN -- Funeral services for Willie James McFadden were held Saturday August 16, 2003, at Greater St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Hemingway. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the State Cemetery in Cades. Mr. McFadden, 56, died Monday, August 11, 2003, at the McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was born Nov. 14, 1946, in Lake City, a son of the late Frank McFadden and Esther Cooper McFadden. He attended the public schools of Florence County. He was employed as a lumber company truck driver. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Mary L. McFadden of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Priscilla Herbert of Scranton; Mary McFadden of Kingstree; Queen E. McFadden of Florence; and Nicole McFadden of the home; one son, Gerald Figmon of Deerfield Beach, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Coker of Washington, DC; and Mrs. Fannie McFadden of Florence; three brothers, Robert McFadden of Lake City; Ben Lee McFadden of Greenbelt, Maryland; and Henry McFadden of Florence; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary B. Ramsey of Hemingway; and three grandchildren.
PHILLIP MOUZON, JR. -- Funeral services for Phillip "Sonny" Mouzon, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Franklin Fulmore, were held Thursday, August 14, 2003, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Cades. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Poston Cemetery. Mr. Mouzon, 54, died Saturday, August 9, 2003, at his residence in Cades. He was born September 11, 1948, in Cades, a son of Mrs. Ellaree Adams Mouzon and the late Phillip Mouzon, Sr. He received his formal education in the public schools of Brooklyn, New York, where he lived from 1950 until 1986. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church. During his working career, he was employed locally by Colonial Rubber Works (M.A. Hanna), Nan Ya Plastics, Helig-Meyers Furni-ture and most recently by ClientLogic, where he was the maintenance manager. Survivors, in addition to his mother of the home, are: his wife, Mrs. Marcella C. Mouzon of Kingstree; three sons, Phillip Jackson of Kingstree; Marc Mouzon of Brooklyn, New York; and Wahid Crosby of Marion; two sisters, Alma Battle of Williston; and Mrs. Tanya Scott of Cades; his step-grandmother, Mrs. Naomi Hattie Speights of Kingstree; and four grandchildren.
RICHARD BINGHAM, JR. -- Richard Marion Bingham, Jr., 33, died Tuesday, August 12, 2003, in a Lumberton hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, August 15, 2003, in the Brockington Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Mr. Bingham was born in Kingstree, a son of Susan Lynch Bingham McCrea and the late Richard M. Bingham, Sr. He was a graduate of Roberson Community College. Mr. Bingham was a banker with BB&T of Lumberton. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Kingstree, are: one son, Richard M. Bingham, III, of Lumberton, North Carolina; and one brother, Troy Bingham of Coward.
S. W. GUERRY -- Samuel Wattie Guerry, 76, died Sunday, August 17, 2003, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mr. Guerry was born in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Samuel Allie and Sadie Snowden Guerry. He was a graduate of Williamsburg County schools and attended Clemson University. Mr. Guerry was a farmer and owner of S.A. Guerry and Son Store in the Millwood Community. Mr. Guerry was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippines and was an active member of Millwood United Methodist Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Betty Jo Martin Guerry of Kingstree; and his cousin, Fred Guerry of Kingstree. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
LEMIAH WOODS, JR. -- Funeral services for Lemiah Woods, Jr., conducted by the Rev. James Ernest Scott, will be held Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at Black River Baptist Church in Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, will follow at Crossroads Cemetery. Mr. Woods, 54, died Thurs., Aug. 14, 2003, at his home in Hortense, Georgia. He was born April 3, 1949, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late James Lamar Woods and Lue Jane McClary Woods. Mr. Woods received his formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from C.E. Murray High School. He was a member of Black River Baptist Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Earnestine McClam Woods of the home; four sons, James Lemiah Woods, Jr., of Savannah, Georgia; Tommy O'Neal Woods, Charles Woods and D.J. Woods, all of Greeleyville; four daughters, Charlene Woods, Patricia Woods and Stephanie Woods, all of Greeleyville; and Tawonia Harrington of the home; one sister, Rose Ann Woods of Salters; four brothers, Leroy Woods and Freddie Woods, both of Wilmington, Delaware; Harold Woods of Greeleyville; and Travis Chatman of Salters; and ten grandchildren.