WARREN TISDALE -- Funeral services for Rev. Warren Derrie Tisdale, conducted by Rev. Joseph Corbin and Rev. Julius Tisdale, were held at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at St. Mary A.M.E. Church Cemetery. Rev. Tisdale, 81, died Mon., May 31, 2004, at McLeod Regional Medical Hospital. He was born Dec. 3, 1922, in Salters, a son of the late Rev. James Tisdale and Rosa Cooper Tisdale. He retired from the South Carolina Palmetto Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He formerly pastored the following churches: St. John A.M.E. Church, St. James A.M.E. Church of Georgetown, Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Church, Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, Beulah A.M.E. Church, Hickory Grove A.M.E. Church, Greeleyville Mission A.M.E. Church, St. John A.M.E. Church, Lane Chapel A.M.E. Church, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church and St. James A.M.E. Church of St. Stephen. He retired from Georgetown Textile Inc. and was a retired farmer. He served in the Civilian Conservation Cooperative during the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was also employed by Overton Mills as a logger in Andrews. He was member of Friendship of King David and the Farmers Aide Lodge. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Victoria Tisdale of the home; 11 children, Ottis J. Tisdale of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Rev. Julius Warren Tisdale of Tallahassee, Florida; Sam Tisdale of Salters; Bernard Tisdale of Sumter; Ephesian Tisdale of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Rev. Glannie Tisdale of Salters; Mrs. Audrey Anderson of Pawleys Island; Mrs. Ruby Crumpler of Charlotte, North Carolina; Mrs. Betty Burgess of Salters; Mrs. Gewina Lawson of Charlotte, North Carolina; Mrs. Victoria Marie Pendergrass of Columbia; two grandchildren reared in the home, Olympia Tisdale of Columbia; and Keith Tisdale of Charleston; one brother, Jacob Tisdale of Lake City; 41 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
KEMPER HILL, JR. -- Kemper Eugene "Bubba" Hill, Jr., 83, died Sat., May 29, 2004, at Tuomey Healthcare System in Sumter. A graveside funeral service was held Mon., May 31, 2004, at Graham Cemetery in Cades, directed by Brockington Funeral Home. He was born March 13, 1921, in Cades, a son of the late Kemper Eugene and Alice Rebecca McElveen Hill. He was the widower of Jacqueline Wilson Hill. Mr. Hill was a World War II United States Army veteran, a POW, and a member of the American Legion. He was a retired farmer, and a member of Cades Methodist Church. He had been a resident of Solomanıs Home in Sumter for the last four years. Survivors are: one son, Kemper E. Hill, III, of Daytona Beach, Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Janet James of Sumter; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Solomanıs Home in Sumter or to Cades Methodist Church.
CLARA PICKETT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Bell Carter Pickett, conducted by the Rev. J. J. Wilson and Rev. Ben McWhite, were held Sun., June 6, 2004, at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Lake City. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Sandhill Memorial Park in East Lake City. Mrs. Pickett, 46, died Mon., May 31, 2004, at Carolinas Hospital System-Lake City. She was born in Williamsburg County on July 15, 1956, a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper Carter and the late Luke Hayes Carter. She worked as a CNA for several years at Lake City/Scranton Nursing Home. Survivors, in addition to her mother of the home, are: four sons, Jerriett Pickett, Jermaine Pickett and Rakesh Pickett, all of Lake City; and Stanley O'Neil Pickett of Myrtle Beach; three daughters, Cynthia Carter and Taronda Pickett, both of Lake City; and Emma Lee Pickett of Greensboro, North Carolina; four brothers, Bobby Adams of Lake City; Cleveland Carter and Nathaniel Carter, both of Myrtle Beach; and Andrew Carter of Lake Worth, Florida; three sisters, Mrs. Deloris Salters and Diana Carter, both of Lake City; and Catherine Carter of Chicago, Illinois; and ten grandchildren.
MARY MONTGOMERY -- Mrs. Mary Hall Moore Mont-gomery, 82, died Sat., June 5, 2004. Funeral services were held Mon., June 7, 2004, at the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Williamsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Montgomery was born April 25, 1922, a daughter of the William Ross and Ruth McCardell Moore. She was a graduate of Winthrop College. In 1948 she married John Steven Montgomery. Mrs. Montgomery was a teacher in the South Carolina school system for 32 years. She was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church and an associate member of First Presbyterian Church of Florence. She was a teacher of the Womenıs Bible Class, Bible Moderator of the Circle and member of the Womenıs Council of the Presbytery. For many years she was Clerk of the Session, was elected Elder and also served as Womenıs Bible Coordinator. Mrs. Montgomery was also co-editor of the church newsletter, 'The Binder.' Survivors are: one son, Warren Montgomery of Florence; one sister, Nancy Bushman of Lexington; one brother, William R. Moore of Bowling Green, Kentucky; and two grandsons. Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.
MARTIN RICHBURG, SR. -- Martin Luther Richburg, Sr., 84, died Sat., June 5, 2004, in a Manning hospital. Funeral services were held Tues., June 8, 2004, at Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mr. Richburg was born Feb. 13, 1920, in the Heinemann Com-munity of Williamsburg County, a son of Barney and Alsie Tyson Richburg. He was a graduate of Williamsburg County schools, and was the retired owner of Richburg Furniture Company in Kingstree. Mr. Richburg was a Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Kingstree First Baptist Church. Survivors are one son, Martin L. Richburg, Jr. of Kingstree; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church.
REGINA REARDON -- Helen Regina Reardon, 82, died Sat., June 5, 2004, in a Kingstree nursing home. Graveside funeral services were held Mon., June 7, 2004, at Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Miss Reardon was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Clarendon County, a daughter of the late Robert Lee Reardon and Margaret Emma Mouzon Reardon. She was a graduate of Gable High School, class of 1938 and was retired from Superior Cleaners in Kingstree. Miss Reardon attended Midway Presbyterian Church. Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church.
MARVIN BOYD -- Funeral services for Marvin Eugene Boyd, directed by Rev. Frank James, were held Wed., July 7, 2004, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Boyd, 63, died July 2, 2004, at his home in Kingstree. He was born in Kingstree on January 4, 1941, a son of the late Marvin Eugene Boyd and Mariah Wilson Boyd. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He was employed by Milliken Industries. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Louise S. Boyd of Kingstree; two sons, Marvin E. Boyd, Jr. of Kingstree, and Samuel Jerome Boyd of Columbia; one daughter, Mrs. Tarsha B. Staggers of Kingstree; two sisters, Mrs. Throda B. Gamble of Kingstree, and Mrs. Rinthia B. Brockington of Fayetteville, North Carolina; and one grandchild.
JULIA GIBSON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Julia L. Scott Gibson, conducted by Rev. Willie Bryantt, were held Sat., July 10, 2004, at Union Missionary Baptist Church No. One. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rodgers Funeral Home, followed at the Rockyford Cemetery. Mrs. Gibson, 83, died Sun., July 4, 2004, at Providence Hospital. She was born Dec. 28, 1920, in Salters, a daughter of the late Brass Scott and Mrs. Isabell Footman Scott. She was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church No. One, where she served as a missionary, member of the deaconess, choir and The Joint Stock Lodge. Survivors are: three sons, Archie Gibson, Leon Gibson and Jessie Gibson, all of Salters; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Gibson and Rebecca Gibson, both of Brooklyn, New York, and Mrs. Joanie Nickerson of Kingstree; one stepdaughter, Julia McCullough of New York; three brothers, Damon Scott of Chester, Pennsylvania, Archie Scott and Sam Scott, both of New York, New York; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Felder of Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Rebecca Harris of Virginia, and Mrs. Dana Fluitt of Central Islip, New York; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
LISA MILES -- Mrs. Lisa Susan Miles, 33, of Kingstree, died Mon., July 5, 2004, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Fri., July 9, 2004, at First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Mrs. Miles was born in Hialeah, Florida, the daughter of Stephen Fleishman and Adele Goldberg Fleishman. She was a teacher at Kingstree Senior High School. Mrs. Miles attended Temple Beth-Or and First Free Will Baptist Church in Kingstree. Survivors, in addition to her parents, are: her husband, David L. "Peanut" Miles of Kingstree; one son, Cody Sabastian Miles of Kingstree; and her step-mother, Paula Fleishman of Naples, Florida. Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, 2348 Sumter Highway, Kingstree, S.C. 29556.
ALBERT BARR -- Funeral services for Albert Barr, conducted by Rev. Fletcher Lawson and Rev. Bernard Paige, were held Fri., July 9, 2004, at New Friendship Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Barr, 84, died July 3, 2004, in the state of Florida. He was born in Hemingway on June 8, 1920, a son of the late William Barr and Annie Bell Miller Barr. Mr. Barr was a member of New Friendship Freewill Baptist Church. He was self-employed. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Lula Barr of Kingstree; one daughter, Mrs. Albert Fortson of Matteson, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Mary Barr White of Kingstree; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.