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Williamsburg County, South Carolina Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Williamsburg County, South Carolina Obituary Collection - 191

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Date: Thursday, 29 April 2010, at 10:31 a.m.

JAMES MAXWELL -- Funeral services for James Maxwell, conducted by the Rev. M.S. Williams, were held Sat., March 1, 2003, at Greater Jerusalem A.M.E. Church in Lane. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery. Mr. Maxwell, husband of Lillie Ann Maxwell, died Sat., Feb. 22, 2003, at his home. He was born Feb. 9, 1917, a son of the late Marshall and Minnie Maxwell. In 1941, he was employed by Pratt & Lambert Electric, where he was a custodian and later was employed by General Motors as an inspector until he retired. In 1980, he returned to South Carolina, where he joined Greater Jerusalem A.M.E. Church. Survivors are: five sons, James Maxwell Jr., and Nathaniel Maxwell, both of Lane; Wilbur Maxwell, Joseph Maxwell and Eugene Maxwell, all of Buffalo, New York; two daughters, Marolyn Hamm of Lane; and Carolyn Usher, of Buffalo, New York; one granddaughter he reared as his own, Constance Lark of Buffalo, New York; one brother, Wilbur Maxwell also of Buffalo; 53 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

CHARLIE SINGLETARY -- Funeral services for Charlie James Singletary, conducted by the Rev. John S. Gary, Sr., and the Rev. Dr. Willie Mae Carter, were held on Sat., June 14, 2003, at Old Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Singletary Cemetery. Mr. Singletary, 88, died Mon., June 9, 2003, at the Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. He was born April 11, 1915, in Kingstree, a son of the late James and Agnes Wheeler Singletary. He received his formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of Old Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, where he served as a deacon, treasurer and trustee. He retired from N.I.H. in Baltimore, Maryland. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Ruth G. Singletary of the home; two sons, James Singletary and David Singletary, both of Kingstree; two daughters, Rutha Lee Scott of Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Ruddie Singletary of Kingstree; one brother, Sam Singletary of Springfield, Ohio; eight sisters, Mrs. Lottie Dukes, Mrs. Mary Woodworth and Mrs. Marguerite Lambright, all of Washington, DC; Mrs. Eula Mae Wallace and Mrs. Mell Burrows, both of Kingstree; Mrs. Jammie Saulties and Mrs. Pearl Smoak, both of New Haven, Connecticut; and Mrs. Jannie Davis of Baltimore, Maryland; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

LOUISE GINN-DECOSTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Clarissa Cunningham Ginn-DeCoster, conducted by Bishop Roosevelt Fulton and Bishop James Pratt, Jr., were held Sat., June 14, 2003, at Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Ginn-Decoster, 60, died Tues., June 10, 2003, at the Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born April 26, 1943, in Kingstree, a daughter of Mrs. Eloise Epps Cunningham Jenkins and the late Elder Taft Cunningham. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. In her youth, she was a member of Mt. Moriah Holiness Church. After marriage, she joined the Church of God and True Holiness. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: her husband, Elder Willie DeCoster of the home; one son, Leroy Ginn of Florence; two sisters, Patricia Woods of Philadelphia, Pennsyl-svania; and Mrs. Jean Scott of Baltimore, Maryland; one brother, Clarence Cunningham of Kingstree; 13 step-children; and one granddaughter.

JUNIOR GRAHAM -- Funeral services for Junior Brayboy Graham, conducted by the Rev. William McNeil, were held Sat., June 14, 2003, at Hopewell A.M.E. Church in Hemingway. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery. Mr. Graham, 82, died Sun., June 8, 2003, at Prince George Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 6, 1920, a son of the late Cleveland Graham and Georgia Mack Graham. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of Hopewell A.M.E. Church. Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Georgeanna Small of Cross; one son, Junior Green of Wilmington, Delaware; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

CHRIS McCUTCHEON -- Jonathan Christopher McCutcheon, 29, died Sat., June 14, 2003, as the result of an accidental drowning. Funeral services were held Tues., June 17, 2003, at Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Sandy Bay Cemetery. Mr. McCutcheon was born in Williamsburg County, a son of James and Mary Collins McCutcheon. He was employed by McKenzie's Right of Way Co., and was a member of Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by brothers: Mitchell, Joey and Jimmy McCutcheon. Survivors, in addition to his parents of Kingstree, are: one sister, Lisa McCutcheon of Cades; and one brother, Dwayne McCutcheon of Kingstree.

ROBERT BELL, JR. -- Robert E. "Bob" Bell, Jr., of Hickory, North Carolina, died Aug. 31, 2003, in a plane crash in South Carolina. Memorial services for Mr. Bell, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Gibson, were held Wed., Sept. 3, 2003, at St. Lukešs United Methodist Church. Mr. Bell, 61, was born June 8, 1942, in Charleston, a son of Robert E. Bell, Sr., and the late Myrtle Lester Bell. He grew up on a farm close to Kingstree. A member of the class of 1964, he earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from The Citadel and a master of accountancy degree from the University of South Carolina in 1967. He served as an officer in the Armyšs Corp of Engineers, spending 1965 in Vietnam as a qualified Airborne Ranger. He worked five years with Arthur Andersen & Co., specializing in tax, audit and management problems of closely held businesses within the small business division of the firm. Mr. Bell was the chief executive officer of Hickory Brands, Inc., a marketing and manufacturing company of Griffin, Esquire and Ten Seconds shoe polishes, cleaners and leather care products. He was a licensed certified public accountant and certified management accountant. Mr. Bell was a board member of the Catawba Memorial Foundation (2003); president of IMA (2001-2002); appointed director & member of IMAšs Strategic Planning Committee (1998-2000); area vice president of IMA (1995 - 1996); chairman of IMA's Committee on Academic Relations & Appointed National Director (1991 - 1993); president of the Catawba Valley Executives' Club (1991 - 1992); member of IMAšs Marketing Committee (1986 - 1988); national director of the Institute of Management Accountants (1983 - 1985); president of the Catawba Valley Chapter of North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (1982 - 1983); president of the Rotary Club of Lake Hickory (1981 - 1982) and the president of the Catawba Valley Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (1978-1979). He was a member of Institute of Management Accountants; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Lake Hickory Country Club; and St. Luke's United Methodist Church. He was married to the late Andrea G. Bell. Memorials may be made to the Robert E. "Bob" Bell, Jr,. and Andrea Gilstrap Bell Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of Granite, 25 Third Street, N.W., Hickory, North Carolina 28601. Survivors, in addition to his father of Kingstree, are: one son, Robert E. "Bobby" Bell, III, of Hickory, North Carolina; one daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Ellen Bell of Surfside Beach; two brothers, Charles Tilden Bell of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Lester McGill Bell of Sumter; two sisters, Julia Marion Bell of Chicago, Illinois; and Joyce Louise Bell of San Franciso, California; and two grandchildren.

ANDREA BELL -- Andrea Gilstrap Bell of Hickory, North Carolina, died Aug. 31, 2003, in a plane crash in South Carolina. Memorial services, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Gibson, were held Wed., Sept. 3, 2003, at St. Lukešs United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bell, 58, was born Sept. 10, 1944, in Greenville, the daughter of Loyce Gilstrap and Mary Ellen Hughes Gilstrap. She was a member of St. Lukešs United Methodist Church. She received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Limestone College in Gaffney in 1966. She taught third and fourth grades in Pickens, Lexington and Mecklenburg County. She was owner and president of Jet Kleen Car Wash Company, LLC, member Executive Club, Joy Class of St. Lukešs United Methodist Church and was secretary of Informed Investors. Memorials may be made to the Robert E. 'Bob' Bell, Jr., and Andrea Gilstrap Bell Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of Granite, 25 Third Street, N.W., Hickory, North Carolina 28601. Survivors, in addition to her parents of Easley, are: one son, Robert E. 'Bobby' Bell, III of Hickory, North Carolina; one daughter, Virginia 'Ginger' Ellen Bell of Surfside Beach; and two grandchildren.

RAYMOND GUERTIN -- Command Sergeant Major Raymond E. Guertin, 80, United States Army, retired, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, in a Washington, DC, hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Guertin were held Wed., Sept. 3, 2003, in the Kingstree First Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Florence National Cemetery with full military honors. Born in Worchester, Massachusetts, he was a Retired Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army, having served during World War II in North Africa and the D-Day invasion of France. He also served in the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam. CSM Guertin was a member of Kingstree First Baptist Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Lita Cole Guertin of Kingstree; two sons, Kenneth Guertin of Sturbridge, Massachusetts; and Raymond Guertin, Jr., of Kingstree; one daughter, Sharon Rhode of Branchville; two step-sons, Lloyd Player, Jr., of Denver, Colorado; and Harold Stork of Leesville, Louisiana; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Post Office Box 80459, Charleston, South Carolina 29416-0459 or to a charity of your choice.

DOROTHY McCRAY -- Funeral services for Dorothy Lee McCray, conducted by the Rev. Ron Taylor, were held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Olanta. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at St. Mark A.M.E. Church Cemetery. Ms. McCray, 67, died Mon., Sept. 1, 2003, at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Bronx, New York. She was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Ambrose, Georgia, a daughter of the late Herbert and Essie Frieson McCrays. She attended the public schools of Florence County. She was a member of St. Mark A.M.E. Church. Survivors are: one son, Tony McCray of Lynchburg; two brothers, H.K. McCray of Olanta; and Linzy McCray of Timmonsville; four sisters, Kathleen Lewis of Pompano Beach, Florida; Mrs. Ida Mae Lewis of Andrews; Mrs. Dellene Goodman and Mrs. Ree McCray, both of Florence; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

WILLIE WHITE -- Funeral services for Willie Thomas White, conducted by the Rev. James Graham, were held Tues., Aug. 26, 2003, at Mt. Beulah United Methodist Church in Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Restlawn Cemetery in Lake City. Mr. White died Thurs., Aug. 21, 2003, at his home in Kingstree. He was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Bennie Graham White and Jacob White. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of Mt. Beulah United Methodist Church in Lake City. He was employed by Drexel Industry for 50 years as a machine operator and repairman. During his spare time he helped and assisted the community and his family as a plumber, electrician and a carpenter. He was a member of the Kingstree Reds for many years. He was married to the late Mrs. Tweedie Gardner White. Survivors are: one son, James White of Charlotte, North Carolina; one daughter, Mrs. Melva King of Columbia; two sisters, Mrs. Mary M. Burgess of Cades; and Mrs. Elizabeth Snowden of Queens, New York; three brothers, Samuel White of Queens, New York; Marion White of Lake City; and James White of Winston Salem, North Carolina; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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