JULIUS SINGLETARY, SR. -- Funeral services for Deacon Julius Singletary, Sr., conducted by Evangelist Lue Ella Salters, were held Wed., July 21, 2004, at the East Lake City Holiness Church in Lake City. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Sandhill Memorial Park. Mr. Singletary, 75, died Fri., July 16, 2004, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born April 13, 1925, in Lake City, a son of the late Will and Cazzie Singletary. He was a member of East Lake City Holiness Church, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher and in any other capacity he was needed. He worked as a farmer and with R.J. Reynolds for many years. Survivors are: his wife, Sallie Singletary of the home; four sons, Julius Singletary, Jr., and Melvin Lee Singletary, both of Columbia; Abraham Singletary of Coward; and Jerry Singletary of Yazoo, Mississippi; six daughters, Mrs. Delphine Graham and Wanda Singletary, both of Lake City; Mrs. Betty Lou Frison and Doretha Singletary, both of Coward; Mrs. Judy Mae Graham of Columbia; and Brenda Singletary McGill of Scranton; one brother, David Singletary of Florence; two sisters, Mrs. Belia Frison and Mrs. Catherine Smalls, both of Lake City; 32 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
JAMES FLEMING -- Funeral services for James "Junior" Fleming, conducted by Rev. Roosevelt Geddis, were held Mon., July 26, 2004, at St. John United Methodist Church in Lake City. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Fleming, 64, died Thurs., July 22, 2004, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born May 14, 1940, in Clarendon County, a son of Mrs. Ada English Fleming and the late Willie Fleming, Sr. He attended the public schools of Florence County. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church. He worked for a number of years as a custodian at Lake City High School. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Lake City, are: his wife, Mrs. Lillie Mae Graham Fleming of the home; four brothers, Willie Fleming, Jr., of Sumter; Leroy Fleming of Ellenwood, Georgia; Robert Fleming and William Fleming, both of Florence; one sister, Mrs. Ada Mae Singletary of Lake City; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Graham of Lake City.
EUNICE BECKWORTH -- Mrs. Eunice McCutcheon Cockfield Beckworth, 87, widow of Bobbie L. Beckworth, died Tues., May 18, 2004, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Fri., May 21, 2004, at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at the Lake City Cemetery. Mrs. Beckworth was born in Florence County ,a daughter of the late L. O. and Emma Matthews McCutcheon. She retired from Florence County School District No. 3 as a school lunch supervisor. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Ladies Fellowship Sunday school class. She was first married to the late P.D. Cockfield. Survivors are: one daughter, Louise C. Keefe of Lake City; one son, Perry David "Buck" Cockfield of Lake City; three sisters, Lennie Matthews and Shelby Jean Weatherford, both of Scranton; and Doris McKenzie of Kingstree; one step-son, Allison Beckworth of Sumter; one step-daughter, Bobbie Jo Ward of Marion, North Carolina; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1147, Lake City, SC 29560.
MARTHA AURUND -- Service for Martha Anne Smith "Martie" Aurand, 69, were held Wed., May 26, 2004, Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Burial, directed by Dunbar Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Aurand died Sat., May 22, 2004. Born in Kingstree, she was the daughter of the late Sam David Smith and Italy Faye Feagin Smith. She retired form the Non-appropriated Accounting Office at Ft. Jackson. She was a member of VFW 641 Auxiliary. Survivors are: her husband, Kenneth F. Aurand; one brother, Stark E. Smith of Kingstree; two step-daughters, Patricia Mertens of Rome, New York; and Elizabeth Gaston of Belleville, Illinois; seven step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or American Heart Association.
BETTY GRAHAM -- Funeral services for Mrs. Betty McClam Graham, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Toney Graham, Jr., were held Wed., May 26, 2004, at Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Scranton. Burial, directed by Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Byrd Cemetery in Olanta. Mrs. Graham, 81, died Fri., May 21, 2004, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born April 26, 1923, in Florence County, a daughter of the late McQuilla Wilson and Margaret McClam. She attended the public schools of Florence County. Mrs. Graham was a member of Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church. She was married to the late Cooper Graham. Survivors are: seven children, Mrs. Ethel Mae Graham; Mrs. Bernice Burgess, Mrs. Betty Ann Herring and Mrs. Carolyn Jackson, all of Lake City; Patricia Nero and Gloria Jean Graham, both of Rochester, New York; and John Graham of Kings Port, Tennessee; one sister, Mrs. Mary Colyer of Lake City; one bother, John Wilson of Lake City; 34 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.
ABRAM STEWART -- Abram W. Stewart, 86, widower of Pearl Baker P. Stewart, died Sat., May 22, 2004, in a Summerton nursing facility. Funeral services were held Wed., May 26, 2004, at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery. Mr. Stewart was born in Williamsburg County, a son of Lewis H. and Ella Jernigan Stewart. He attended Wee Nee School, was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Vernon Methodist Church. Mr. Stewart also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, Workers Progress Administration, as a guard for the part of embarkation in North Charleston during World War II and as a school bus driver. Survivors are: children, Gloria S. Bridges of Kingstree; Bobby R. Stewart of Manning; and Grady W. Stewart of Leesville; children by marriage, Sidelle P. Riggs of Manning; Janie P. McKnight of Myrtle Beach; and Samuel H. Poston of Spartanburg; three sisters, Ella Frances S. Evans of New Zion; Eva S. Verrett of Crowley, Louisiana; and Inez S. Bradshaw of North Charleston; one brother, Walter C. Stewart of Georgetown; 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Methodist Church, 132 Mt. Vernon Road, Greeleyville, SC 29056.
BILLY WRIGHT -- Funeral services for Billy Wright, conducted by Rev. H.K. Phillips, Sr., were held Sun., Sept. 5, 2004, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Marion. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Devotion Gardens in Mullins. Mr. Wright, 59, died Tues., Aug. 31, 2004, at his residence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born Sept. 8, 1944, in Marion, a son of the late Roosevelt and Flossie Wall Wright. He received his formal education from the public schools of Marion County. He was married to the former Rosemary Elaine Tyson. Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: several children; three brothers, Frankie Wright of Columbia, Larry Wright of Arlington, Virginia, and Roger Wright of Portugal, Spain; six sisters, Doris Richardson, Martha James, Betty Wright and Linda Scott, all of Marion, Patty McNatt of Florence and Cynthia Green of Philadel-phia, Pennsylvania; and a host of grandchildren.
EDNA GRIFFITH -- Mrs. Edna Arnette Griffith, 80, widow of John W. Griffith, Jr., died Sun., Sept. 5, 2004, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. David Taylor and Rev. Will Brown, were held Wed., Sept. 8, 2004, at Main Street United Methodist Church in Dillon. Burial, directed by Kannadayıs Funeral Home, followed in Evergreen Perpetual Cemetery. Mrs. Griffith was born July 2, 1924, in Robenson County, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Mack K. Arnette and Vallie Page Arnette. She was a retired executive secretary from Dillon County Chamber of Commerce and a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Dillon. Survivors are: one daughter, Carol Griffith Lane of Greeleyville; one son, John W. Griffith, III, of Bowman, two sisters, Nellie A. Nemetch of Hampton, Virginia, and Ellen A. Herring of Aiken; one brother, Wade C. Arnette of Moncks Corner; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
WILLIE MYERS -- Funeral services for Willie G. Myers, conducted by Rev. Jonathan Brown, Jr., were held Sat., Sept. 11, 2004, at Elijah United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Myers, 74, died Mon., Sept. 6, 2004, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late George Myers, Sr., and Mary "Mamie" McKnight Myers. He received his education in Williamsburg County public schools, graduateing from Tomlin-son High School in 1951. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture in 1956 from S.C. State College. He worked in the Williamsburg County School System for more than 33 years. He was affectionately called "Daddy Ag." He was a member of Elijah United Methodist Church and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He was married to the late Herlena A. Jones Myers. Survivors are: three sons, Willie Bernard Myers of Washington, D.C., Charles L. Myers, of the home, and Carlton D. Myers of Tinton Falls, New Jersey; one daughter, Regina L. Myers of Kingstree; two sisters, Lucille Gray of Kingstree and Bernice Darby of Trio; his mother-in-law, Viola Evans of Kingstree; and three grandsons.
CARRIE ROYSTER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Mullins Royster, conducted by Rev. Francis Burrows, were held Thurs., Sept. 9, 2004, at Siloam Baptist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Royster, 86, was born in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Mrs. Annie Morris Fulton. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. She was married to the late Samuel Royster. Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Smith of Kingstree; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Pressley of Kingstree; one grandchild and one great-grandson.