JESSIE MILLER -- Funeral services for Jessie Miller, conducted by Rev. Lee C. Bines, were held Fri., Aug. 27, 2004, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Cemetery. Mr. Miller, 86, died Fri., Aug. 20, 2004, at his residence. He was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Thomas and Lou Della Brown Miller. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where he served as a member of the United Methodist Men. He was also a member of Boggie Swamp Masonic Lodge No. 452 and was a Past Worship Master. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Everlina McFadden Miller of the home; two daughters, Alethia N. McCrea and Angie McClain-Lynch, both of Baltimore, Maryland; one son, Tony McClain of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Lee Snow of Kingstree; three brothers, Samuel Miller, Rev. Benjamin Miller and Lorrie Miller, all of Kingstree; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
RONALD McCORMICK -- Graveside services for Baby Boy Ronald Ezra McCormick, conducted by Pastor Anthony Gilliard, were held Sat., Aug. 28, 2004, in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in the Cedar Swamp Community. Baby Boy McCormick died Aug. 25, 2004, in a hospital in Florence. He was born Aug. 15, 2004, in Florence, a son Collete Yvonne Brown and Ronald McCormick. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: his grandparents, Mrs. Gail Brown, Walter Richardson, and Mrs. Geraldine McCormick and Anthony Gilliard, all of Kingstree; and his great-grandparents, Mrs. Pearl McCormick and Mrs. Artis Richardson, both of Kingstree.
JAMES WOODS, SR. -- Funeral services for James Edward Woods, Sr., conducted by Rev. Levern O. Brown, were held Sat., Aug. 28, 2004, at Black River Baptist Church in Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Crossroads Cemetery in Salters. Mr. Woods, 58, died Sat., Aug. 21, 2004, at his residence in Kingstree. He was born Dec. 29, 1946, in Greeleyville, a son of the late Albert and Flossie McKnight Woods. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Margaret Woods of New Haven, Connecticut; one son, James McKnight of Kissimmee, Florida; two daughters, Barbara McKnight and Christine Wilson, both of New Haven, Connecticut; one brother, Rainey Woods of Salters; four sisters, Louise Woods of the home, Mrs. Clezzie Thompson of Greeleyville, Dorothy Woods and Mrs. Jerline Cox, both of West Palm Beach, Florida; and five grandchildren.
DAN NELSON -- Dan M. Nelson of Bloomington, Illinois, died Wed., Sept. 1, 2004, at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, Illinois. Funeral service, conducted by Rev. Dacian Batt, were held Mon., Sept. 6, 2004, at St. Maryıs Church in Bloomington, Illinois. Burial, directed by Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Holy Cross Cemetery in Normal, Illinois. Mr. Nelson was born Jan. 2, 1949, in Davenport, Iowa, a son of the late Elizabeth Schroeder and Magnus Nelson. Mr. Nelson was a 1967 graduate of Trinity High School in Bloomington, Illinois, and graduated with a teaching degree from Illinois State University in 1971. He taught school in Kingstree for 10 years and taught at Epiphany Grade School in Normal, Illinois for one year. He worked for Prarie Woodworking of Bloomington from 1982 to 1989. He had worked for Mitsubishi Motors Manufacturing of American at Normal, Illinois since 1989 as a metal finisher. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. He was a volunteer for the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union 2488. Survivors are: his wife, Martha L. Elder Nelson; one daughter, Jennifer Nelson of Chicago, Illinois; one son, Kevin Nelson of Chicago, Illinois; and one sister, Mary Anne Alt of Matton, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Clare House, 703 E. Washington St., Bloomington, Illinois 61701, or to the American Diabetes Association.
PEARLSTINE GAINEY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Pearlstine Gist Gainey, conducted by Rev. Albert Rose, were held Thurs., July 15, 2004, at St. James Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at St. James Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Gainey, 57, died July 7, 2004, at Tuomey Hospital in Sumter. She was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Greeleyville, a daughter of the late Ned Edward Gist and Elease Pompey Gist. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and was a member of St. James Baptist Church. Survivors are: two sons, Edward Gainey of Kingstree and Joe Gainey, Jr., of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Mrs. Cherrie A. Gamble of Greeleyville; four she reared as her own daughters, Elkeah Henry of Sumter; Mrs. Stephanie Gamble and Mrs. Anita Blackwell, both of Greeleyville; and Nijiyah Henry of Raleigh, North Carolina; one brother, Christopher Gist of Greeleyville; and ten grandchildren.
SHIRLEY GRANTHAM -- Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Barr Grantham, conducted by Rev. Jerome Wilson, were held Fri., July 16, 2004, at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree. Mrs. Grantham, 54, died Sat., July 10, 2004, at her residence. She was born in Kingstree on Oct. 7, 1949, a daughter of Mrs. Ica Belle Graham Barr of Kingstree and the late Rev. Roosevelt H. Barr. She was a member of Cherry Chapel Baptist Church in Elm City, N.C. She was a graduate of Tomlinson High School in Kingstree and Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. She was a career counselor at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, N.C., and she was also employed as an educational talent researcher coordinator for St. Augustine College in Rocky Mt., N.C. Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: her husband, Master Sergeant Ronnie Grantham of Wilson, N.C.; one son, William Peterick James of Winston Salem, N.C.; one sister, Patricia Barr Harrison of Mitchellville, Maryland; and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Grantham Isler of Goldsboro, N.C.
TOMMY COLLINS -- Tommy Ralph Collins, 49, husband of Ann Allen Collins, died Wed., July 14, 2004, in a Columbia hospital after an accident. Funeral services were held Sat., July 17, 2004, at Pleasant Grove Church of God. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at Matthews Cemetery. Mr. Collins was born in Florence, a son of the late Ola and Linnie Mae Lynch Collins. He attended J.C. Lynch High School and was employed with BellSouth as a machine operator. Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: four stepsons, Tommy VanHoose, William VanHoose, Timmy VanHoose and Vance VanHoose, all of Scranton; two stepdaughters, Kim Bensoussan and Marinda Drigger, both of Scranton; and 12 grandchildren.
JANIE DAVID -- Mrs. Janie Small David, 85, of Easley, formerly of Kingstree and widow of Hamer E. David, died Tues., July 13, 2004. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Michael C. Bell, were held Fri., July 16, 2004, at the Kingstree United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Union Presby-terian Church Cemetery near Lane. Mrs. David, a native of Salters, was born June 18, 1919, a daughter of the late William James Small, Sr., and Jennie Chandler Small. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and a retired S.C. School System teacher, having taught in Salters, Epworth Orphanage, Kingstree High School and Williamsburg Academy in Kingstree. She was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church. Survivors are: one son, Dr. Hamer E. David, Jr., of Easley; one daughter, Lucy D. Ward of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Leila McPherson of Moncks Corner; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church.
CHARLES REARDON -- Charles Robert Reardon died Thurs., July 15, 2004, in a Florence hospital. Memorial services were held Sat., July 17, 2004, at Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mr. Reardon was born in Williamsburg County on Dec. 7, 1955, a son of Lee Bristow and Fowler Mouzon Reardon. He was a graduate of East Clarendon schools. Mr. Reardon was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church. Survivors are: one brother, Bobby L. Reardon of New Zion; and three sisters, Helen Reardon of New Zion; Margaret Harrington and Paulette McKenzie of Kingstree. Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church.
ODESSIE BURGESS -- Mrs. Odessie Martin Burgess, 81, widow of Lamar William Burgess, Jr., died Tues., July 13, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services were held Fri., July 16, 2004, at Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Burgess was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Horry County, a daughter of the late Van Buren Martin and Gertie Phillips Martin. She attended Horry County schools and was a member of Kingstree Second Baptist Church. Mrs. Burgess worked for many years at Warsaw Manufacturing Co. Survivors are: two sons, Richard N. "Dicky" Burgess of Midlothian, Virginia; and Lamar W. "Bill" Burgess, III, of Kingstree; three daughters, Janice B. Powell, Dianne B. Reaves and Gail B. McKnight, all of Kingstree; one sister, Bobbie Jean Stone of Kingstree; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Tidelands Hospice of Georgetown.