ROBERT BROWN, JR. -- Funeral services for Robert Brown, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Elder B. Holmes, were held Wed., June 4, 2003, at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Marion Memorial Garden Cemetery. Mr. Brown, 67, died Fri., May 30, 2003, in Florence. He was born Nov. 22, 1935, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Robert Brown, Sr., and Louise Williams Brown. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was formerly employed by Williamsburg County School District. Mr. Brown was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Survivors are: one brother, Edward Brown of Fayetteville, North Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Warley of Davie, Florida; three who were reared as sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Hill of Davie, Florida; Mrs. Sylvestene McBride of Salters; and Mrs. Janice Walker of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
MILDRED GOODLET -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Wilson Goodlet, widow of Leon Curtis Goodlet, conducted by the Rev. Jerome Wilson, were held Fri., June 6, 2003, at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Goodlet, 91, died Sun., June 1, 2003, in Kingstree. She was born Aug. 26, 1911, in Newberry, a daughter of the late Nannie Wilson. She attended the public schools of Newberry County. She attended Allen University and graduated from Morris College. She was a member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church for 60 years, and sang in the senior choir. She was a member of Evening Star Chapter No. 246, Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years. She taught first grade and special education in Bloomingvale and St. Mark's schools for 33 years. She retired in 1974. Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jean McCottry of Kingstree; and three grandchildren.
GEORGE WILSON, JR. -- Funeral services for George Wilson, Jr., conducted by Bishop Roosevelt Fulton, were held Sat., May 31, 2003, at Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross Church. Burial, directed by McClary Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Mon., May 26, 2003, in Miami, Florida. He was born July 2, 1933, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late George Wilson, Sr., and Julia Fulton Wilson. He attended Tomlinson High School in Kingstree and was a member of New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church in Miami, Florida. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Jannie Mae Wilson of Miami, Florida; three sons, Michael, David and Donnell Wilson, all of Miami, Florida; and one sister, Mrs. Alberta Scott of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
FLORENCE GRAVES -- Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Rumell Graves, conducted by the Rev. Harriett Massengill and the Rev. Franklin Scott, were held Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Nazareth A.M.E. church in Johnsonville. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Bethlehem A.M.E. Church. Mrs. Graves, 103, died Tuesday, June 2, 2003, at her residence. She was born January 7, 1900, a daughter of the late Calfax Self and the late Rose Gainey Self. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and was formerly employed as a housekeeper. Mrs. Graves was a member of Bethlehem A.M.E. Church, where she served as Mother of the Church and Church Missionary. Survivors include: four sons, Clarence Graves, Benjamin Graves and Ernest Graves all of Newark, New Jersey; and William Henry Graves of Hemingway; four daughters, Mrs. Alma Woodbury of Norfolk, New York; Mrs. Margarette Wallace of Hemingway; Mrs. Dorothy Graves of Newark, New Jersey; and Mrs. Lorine Barr of Lake City; five grandchildren whom she reared, Robin Barker of Hemingway; Clinton Graves of Alabama; William Graves, Jr., of Tennessee; and Linda Graves and Ricky Graves, both of North Carolina; 20 other grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
LOUIS JONES -- Funeral services, for Louis Edward Jones, conducted by the Rev. Mary Scott, were held Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at St. James A.M.E. Cemetery. Mr. Jones, 51, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at his residence in Lane. He was born June 7, 1949, a son of Mrs. Alma Fulton Jones and the late Willie Jones. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and was formerly employed at Plastic Comary, where he was a custodian. Mr. Jones was a member of Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Lane are: seven brothers, Willie Franklin Jones of Home-stead, Florida; William Jones, Harry Jones, Francis Jones, and Persell Jones, all of Lane; James Jones of Kingstree; and John Jones of Georgetown; five sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Mae Wheeler and Mrs. Alberta Vanderhorst and Mrs. Dora Wilson, all of Lane; and Mrs. Eleanor McElveen of Kingstree.
ALICE BRAEBOY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Washington Braeboy, conducted by the Rev. Sam Livingston, were held Monday, August 4, 2003, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed in the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. Braeboy, 89, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Kingstree Nursing Facility. She was born August 4, 1913, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Ed and Anna Cunningham Washington. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. Mrs. Braeboy was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where she served as an usher. Survivors include: her husband, Cyrus Cliff Braeboy of Nesmith; a step-daughter, Mrs. Sadie Rich of Nesmith; a nephew who was like a son, William "Buster" Strong of Kingstree; and two sisters, Mrs. Flossie McCutcheon of Rochester, New York, and Mrs. Cena Wilson of Washington, DC.
GARY STALNAKER -- Funeral services for Gary Stalnaker, conducted by the Rev. Jerome Wilson, were held Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at Greater Bethel A.M.E. church. Burial, conducted by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Stalnaker, 48, died Friday, August 1, 2003, at his residence in Kingstree. He was born May 14, 1955, a son of Mrs. Lee Ann Edwards Darden and the late A.D. Stalnaker. He attended the public schools of Atlanta, Georgia, and was formerly employed with Kingstree Nursing Facility. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Chattanooga, Tennessee, include: his wife, Mrs. Doris Alston Stalnaker of the home; two sons, Gary Stalnaker, Jr., and Nigel Stalnaker, both of the home; two daughters, May-Zari Stalnaker of the home and Mrs. Monica Scott of Kingstree; one brother, Dennis Stalnaker of Chattanooga, Tenness-ee; two sisters Ms. Cynthia Stalnaker and Ms. Carlethia Stalnaker, both of Chattanooga, Tennessee, his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary B. Alston of Kingstree; and one grandchild, Samia Nicole Alston of Kingstree.
ORA BURGESS -- Funeral services for Elder Ora McMillian Burgess, conducted by the Elder Dr. Linwood Cooper, were held Fri., Aug. 8, 2003, at Believers Holiness Convention Center in Coward. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at White Oak Cemetery. Elder Burgess, 89, died Sun., Aug. 3, 2003, in Columbia, at the home of her daughter, Dorothy Burgess Braveboy. She was born July 29, 1914, in Lake City, a daughter of the late Abraham and Rosella Thomas McMillian. She received her formal education in the public schools of Florence County. She attended the Cypress Grove School and maintained high grades. She was employed a number of years in the industrial and domestic areas. She was a member of St. Mark Holiness Church, where she served on the Missionary Society. In 1954, she was ordained as a minister to preach the gospel. She served as an associate minister at St. Mark Holiness Church for a number of years. She was married to the late Elroy Burgess. Survivors are: two daughters, Dorothy B. Braveboy of Columbia; Janie Mae Gleaves of Laurinburg, North Carolina; one son, Nathaniel Burgess of Newark, New Jersey; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
CLIFTON BROWN -- Graveside services for Clifton Rudolph Brown, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, were held Sat., Aug. 9, 2003, at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Brown, 54, died Fri., Aug. 1, 2003, in Myrtle Beach. He was a son of Issac Brown and Sadie Blackmon Brown. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg county. Surviving is one brother, Walter Leroy Cooper of Kingstree.
CHARLES ROBINSON -- Funeral services for Charles Bernard Robinson, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Green and the Rev. Charlie Fulton, were held Sat., Aug. 9, 2003, at C.E. Murray Gymnasium. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at St. Paul A.M.E. Church Cemetery in Effingham. Mr. Robinson, 54, died Wed., Aug. 6, 2003, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1952, a son of Roberta Joe Robinson and the late Armstrong Robinson. He attended the public schools of Florence. He also attended South Carolina State University majoring in history and Francis Marion University. He was employed by C.E. Murray High School, where he worked as a special education instructor. He also taught in Darlington County. He was the coordinator of the Special Olympics and Teacher of the Year for Kingstree Elementary. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E Church in Effingham, Under Watch Care of Long Branch United Methodist Church and a member of a Masonic Lodge. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Florence, are: his wife, Mrs. Saundra Robinson of the home; two sons, Alvin Miles of Florence; and Dimitrik Miles of Greeleyville; four daughters, Sherese Miles of Bronx, New York; Luctrcia Johnson, Latoy Gibson and Shanea Miles, all of Greeleyville; grandchildren whom he reared as his own, Curecse Miles and Curtis Simmons, both of Greeleyville; an additional grandchild, Jeremy Washington of Hemingway; two sisters, Mrs. Melissa Green and Mrs. Myra Rainge, both of Florence; and mother and father-in-law, William and Emma Smith of St. Albans, New York.