WILLIAM BURROWS -- Funeral services for William Burrows were held Sat., June 12, 2004, at St. Michael United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Burrows, 84, died Thurs., June 3, 2004, in Rochester, New York. He was born May 5, 1920, a son of the late Willie Burrows and Vermell Tisdale Burrows. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of St. Michael United Methodist Church and was a member of the Senior Choir. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Alberta Burrows of Rochester, New York; two sons, William R. Burrows of Rochester, New York; Albert Burrows of Columbia; four daughters, Hattie Mae Smith, Mrs. Roberta Salters, Mrs. Lillie Walker and Rose Peters, all of Rochester, New York; two brothers, Ed Burrows of Miami, Florida; and George Burrows of Kingstree; and a host of grandchildren.
CARETHA HAMMOND -- Funeral services for Caretha Scott Hammond, conducted by Rev. S. A. Green, were held Tues., June 15, 2004, at Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Salters Cemetery. Mrs. Hammond, 63, died Wed., June 9, 2004, at the Potomac Center in Arlington, Virginia. She was born April 23, 1941, in Salters, a daughter of Deacon Archie and Carrie Salters Scott. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church. Survivors are: her ex-husband, Clarence Hammond of Arlington, Virginia; three children, Clarence, Jr., of Seattle, Washington; Loretta Ross Hammond and Velda Hammond, both of Falls Church, Virginia; one step-daughter, Margie Graham Hammond of Arlington, Virginia; three brothers, Deacon Harry Scott and Clarence Scott, both of Salters; and Larry Scott of Greenbelt, Maryland; two sisters, Naomi Oatis of Dale City, Virginia; and Hallie Nesmith of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren.
AUNGRAL ALLEN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Aungral Lewtrel 'Trel" Mitchum Allen, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Herman Gibson, were held Sat., May 15, 2004, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. Allen, daughter of David W. Mitchum and the late Elizabeth Robinson, was born on April 29, 1964. She began her education at Williamsburg Blakely School in Trio, where she graduated in 1981. She continued her education at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and graduated in 1986 with a bachelor of arts in home economics. She was also a member of the Zeta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Andrews, where she served on the Women Workers Committee and the Usher Board. She worked in the Williamsburg County School System as a cafeteria manager and at Waccamaw Head Start as a dietitian for many years. Survivors, in addition to her father of the home, are: her husband, Marshall Allen; two sons, Brandon Allen and Pierre Allen, both of the home; one step-son, Damon Riley of Orangeburg; one daughter, Arlana Allen of the home; three brothers, Stanley Robinson of Kingstree; Ronnie Mitchum of Moncks Corner; and Earl Mitchum; one sister, Fannie Scott of Kingstree; and her father-in-law, John D. Allen.
MARY ANTWINE -- Mary Buena Antwine, 74, died Sat., May 29, 2004 at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. Funeral services for Mrs. Antwine, conducted by Pastor Jeff Hunt, Pastor Melvin McGee and Pastor Bobby Steen, were held Mon., May 31, 2004, at Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at Strickland Cemetery. She was born April 9, 1930, in Florence, a daughter of the late Eddie and Mattie Matthews Lee. She was the widow of Jack Antwine. She was a homemaker and a member of Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors are: five sons, Hubert Antwine of Scranton; Charles Antwine of Coward; Billy Antwine of Olanta; David Antwine of Moncks Corner; and Leon Antwine of Scranton; three daughters, Patsy Matthews of Scranton; Barbara Chubb of Charleston; and Melva Myers of Cades; six brothers, Elden, Orance, Keister, Raymond, T.G. and A.Q. Lee, 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
JAMES RIDGEWAY -- James Alvin "Kubie Jack" Ridgeway, 79, died Mon., May 31, 2004, in a Florence hospital. Graveside funeral services were held Wed., June 2, 2004, at Tisdale Cemetery in Kingstree, directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Mr. Ridgeway was born in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Robert J. and Vernecia H. Ridgeway. He was married to the late Agnes Marsh Ridgeway. He worked as a security guard. Survivors are: three step-daughters, Mae Evans of Scranton; Leola Braxton of Coward; and Virginia Braxton of Florence; 26 step-grandchildren; a number of step-great-grandchildren; and a number of step-great-great-grandchildren.
JAMES BRADLEY, SR. -- Funeral services for James "Bay" Champale Bradley, Sr., conducted by Bishop Dr. O.D. Fulton and Elder Dr. Linwood Cooper, were held Mon., May 31, 2004, at Believers Holiness Convention Center in Coward. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Goodwill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Cades. Mr. Bradley, 45, died Fri., May 28, 2004, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born Feb. 12, 1959, in Cades, a son of Allie Fear Pendergrass Bradley and the late Lucius Bradley, Sr. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Cades, are: his wife, Gloria C. Bradley of the home; four children, James C. Bradley, Jr., and Alicia Bradley, both of the home; Purnell McElveen of Norfolk, Virginia; and Debra Henry of Florence; five brothers, Lucius Bradley, Jr., Augusta Bradley and Lee Bradley, all of Cades; Samuel J. Bradley of Kingstree; and Cecil Bradley of Greeleyville; four sisters, Dorothy McKnight of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lillie M. Bradley of Charlotte, North Carolina; Pattie Wilson of Florence; and Rovenia Bradley of Cades; his father-in-law, Marshall Kennedy of Greenville; and one granddaughter.
DONALD GRIFFIN -- Funeral services for Donald "Cadoy" Griffin, conducted by the Rev. Zebra Pickney, were held Sat., May 22, 2004, at Allen A.M.E. Church in St. Stephen. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at St. Stephen Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Griffin died Tues., May 18, 2004, at his residence. He was born Feb. 4, 1953, in Georgetown County, a son of the late Janie Griffin Pinckney and Henry Smith. He graduated from St. Stephen High School in 1972. He was a member of Allen A.M.E. Church. He was employed by Santee River Wool Company, Georgia-Pacific, Duke University, Coastal Carolina University, Carolina Trusts and several other jobs. Survivors are: three brothers, Henry Griffin of St. Stephen; Michael Griffin of Columbia; and John Henry Smith of Pawleys Island; and two sisters, Betty Ruth Pickett of Conway; and Joann Pickett of Myrtle Beach.
MARY HEINS -- Mary Katherine Edwards Heins, 74, wife of H.K. Heins, died Tues., May 25, 2004, in a Charleston hospital. Funeral services were held Sun., May 30, 2004, at Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at New Market Cemetery near Greeleyville. Mrs. Heins was born July 9, 1929, in Georgia, a daughter of the late Dudley H. and Susan Stewart Edwards. She attended Andrews schools and was a retired secretary for Williamsburg Academy. Mrs. Heins was a member of McDowell Presbyterian Church in Greeleyville and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors, in addition to her husband of Kingstree, are: two daughters, Susanne H. Goolsby of DePere, Wisconsin; and Mary Kaye H. Bailey of Walterboro; one sister, Mrs. Hazel E. Watts of Andrews; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to McDowell Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 265, Kingstree, S.C. 29556.
LAURA NESMITH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Geneva Nelson Nesmith, conducted by the Rev. Jerome Wilson, were held Wed., June 2, 2004, at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree. Mrs. Nesmith, 71, died Fri., May 28, 2004, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. She was born Jan. 12, 1933, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Charlie Nelson, Sr., and Daisy Ree Hughee Nelson. She was the widow of the late Joe Wesley "Rat" Nesmith. She was formerly employed by Williamsburg Meat Packing Company and Oneita Knitting Mills. She was a member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, where she was a member of the Gospel Choir, the Pastoršs Aide Board and the Missionary Board. Survivors are: her step-mother, Mrs. Florence "Demmie" Nelson of Salters; three sons, Joe Nell Nesmith and Richard Nesmith, both of Kingstree; and Randolph Nesmith of Florence; three daughters, Mrs. Daisy Nesmith, Mrs. Annie Nesmith Faulton and Angela R. Nesmith, all of Kingstree; four grandchildren she reared as her own, Katrina Nesmith of Sumter; Darrell Nesmith, Troy Anderson and Ahmad Cuttino, all of Kingstree; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Williams and Mrs. Miriam Montgomery, both of Kingstree; those who were like daughters, Mrs. Helen Gibson of Trio; Mrs. Gail Hampton and Mrs. Teresa Cunningham, both of Kingstree; one who was like a son, Terrell Fulton of Kingstree; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
ELMER STEPHENS -- Funeral services for Elmer Stephens, conducted by Rev. Phillip Boyd, were held Sat., May 29, 2004, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Crossroads Cemetery. Mr. Stephens died May 24, 2004. He was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Tabor City, North Carolina, a son of the late Wilbur Stephens and Connie Gore Stephens. He attended the public schools of Horry County. He graduated from Finkley High School in Horry County. He was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. He worked for many years a farmer. He was later employed in construction. Mr. Stephens retired in 1985. Survivors are: four sons, Ronnie Lee Stephens of Kingstree; Marvin Stephens of Conway; Bobby Joe Stephens of Charleston; and Dale Bellamy; four daughters, Lucy Stephens of Goose Creek; Mae Stephens of Summerville; Eula Stephens of New York, New York; and Shirley Bellamy of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Lawrence Stephens of Long Island, New York; and Leonard Stephens of Tabor City, North Carolina; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.