BURGESS -- Funeral services for Deacon William "Raleigh" Burgess, Sr. were held Saturday, February 8, 1998, at Good Hope Baptist Church in Greeleyville. Burial followed at Big Spring Cemetery in Greeleyville directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Burgess was born July 2, 1909, to the late James Burgess and Bina Green Burgess. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church where he was a leader of the Senior Choir, Associate Superintendent of the Sunday School and served on the Deacon Board. He was also a member of the Y.M.C.A. Survivors are: five sons, William "Billy" Burgess, Jr. of Mullins; Marshall "Bert" Burgess of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Freddie "Nab" Burgess of Yonkers, N.Y.; Robert "Tonkey" Burgess of Columbia; Gilbert "Gibby" Burgess of Coral Springs, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Ann Green of Bronx, N.Y.; Wilma Elnora Valentin of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; and Carolyn Diane Eady of Columbia; and one brother, Arthur Woods of Dunn, N.C.
FELDER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Elizabeth Benbow Felder were held Saturday, February 8, 1998, at Bibleway Temple in Lane. Burial followed at Gordon Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Felder was born July 18, 1922, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Wash Benbow and Elizabeth Jones Benbow. She was employed as a nurses assistant at Benevolent Society Hospital and she was a retired farmer. She was a member of Greater Lane Chapel A.M.E. Church and sang on the choir. She was a former member of Antioch Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher. Survivors are: four sons, Willie Lee Felder of Salters; Paul Felder of Titusville, Fla.; Silas Felder of Salters; and Robert Felder of Lakeland, Fla.; eight daughters, Mrs. Queen Esther Jones of Lakeland, Fla.; Mrs. Inell Love of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Rosa Mae Hughes of Lake City; Mrs. Josephine Major of Lane; Mrs. Dorothy Council of Salters; Mrs. Luvenia Sanders of Titusville, Fla.; Mrs. Lou Ann Fulton of Kingstree; and Mrs. Mary Alice Cochran of Salters; one sister, Mrs. Elouise Benbow Calloway of Conway; and two brothers, Joseph Benbow of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Isaac Benbow of St. Stephens.
NIXON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Hammond Nixon were held on Thursday, February 19, 1998, at Evangelistic Temple Way of The Cross in Kingstree, conducted by Elder Roosevelt Fulton. Burial followed in Union Baptist Church #2 Cemetery in Salters directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Nixon, 65, died Wednesday, February 11, 1998, at Columbia Plantation General Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She was born July 4, 1932, in Cades, a daughter of the late John Hammond and Nine Wallace Nixon. She was employed as a nurses aide in a convalescent home. Survivors are: her husband, Govan Nixon of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; seven sons, John Edward Nixon, Levi Nixon, Albert Nixon, Govan Nixon, III, Walter Nixon, William Nixon and Marvin Nixon, all of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; five daughters, Lurleen Nixon of Apex, North Carolina; Barbara Jean Nixon of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. Ethel Nixon of Hawaii; Mrs. Mary Louise Martin and Mrs. Blondell Heard, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three brothers, Daniel Hammond of New York City, New York; Franklin Hammond of Cades; and Clifton Hammond of North Carolina; and two sisters, Mrs. Janie Barr of Cades; and Mrs. Ethel Barr of Columbia.
FLUITT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Swinton Fluitt were held Saturday, February 14, 1998, at St. Phillip A.M.E. Church in Salters, conducted by Rev. Melvin McClennon. Burial followed at A. B. Smith and D. P. Cooper Memorial Garden in Salters directed by McClary Funeral Home. Mrs. Fluitt, a farmer, died Sunday, February 8, 1998, at Hamlet Hospital in Hamlet, N.C. She was born December 25, 1900, in Salters, the daughter of the late Dave and Agnes McCrea Swinton. She was a member of St. Phillip A.M.E. Church in Salters. Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Mouzon McCrea of Hamlet, N.C.; and Mrs. Carrie Bailey of Charlotte, N.C.; six sisters, Mrs. Jannie Bradley, Mrs. Kattie McCrea and Mrs. Lucille Fluitt, all of Salters; Mrs. Daisy Spearman and Mrs. Emma Jane Swinton, both Washington, D.C.; and Mrs. Matilda Louis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and two brothers, Sanders Swinton of Salters; and Sunny Swinton of Abbott, Michigan.
MCINTOSH -- Mrs. Pearline M. McIntosh, 68, widow of A. Q. McIntosh, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, in the Lake City hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 19, 1998, in the Brockington Funeral Home Chapel in Lake City. Burial followed in the Camp Branch Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Mrs. McIntosh was born in Florence County, a daughter of the late Benjamin Tillman Mims and Myrtle Evans Mims. She was a homemaker and member of Gilead Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors are: four daughters, Lou Calcutt of Pamplico; Marie Harrell of Johnsonville; Carolyn Springs of Scranton; and Mary Watford of St. Stephens; two sons, William Stone and Leverne Stone, both of Scranton; two sisters, Annie Rose McGee of Scranton; and Barbara Jean Feagin of Kingstree; two brothers, Benjamin Mims of New Zion; and Richard Mims of Kingstree; and three sisters, Mary Floyd of Effingham; Dorothy Mims of Scranton; and Hessie Matthews of Lake City.
FOGLE -- John Robert Fogle, 82, a retired high school band director, died Friday, February 13, 1998, in a local hospital. Funeral services were Mon., Feb. 16, 1998, in First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park of Anderson directed by Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel. Mr. Fogle was born in Orangeburg, a son of John R. Fogle and Annie Beckwith Fogle. He was a graduate of Orangeburg schools and attended Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. He was a Marine veteran of World War II. He was inducted into the S.C. Band Directors Hall of Fame and he was co-founder of the first state marching band competitions. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. He was the widower of Kathryn Smoak Fogle. Survivors are: one son, John R. Fogle, III of Cave Creek, Ariz.; two daughters, Coe Hankinson and Dr. Jeanne F. Cook, both of Columbia; two brothers, Samuel T. Fogle and Smith Fogle, both of Orangeburg; and three sisters, Laurie Armstrong of Orangeburg; Becky Yates of Enfield, N.C.; and Newell Clarkson of Kingstree.
BANNISTER -- Mattie Clarkson Bannister died February 15, 1998, in a hospital in Spartanburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at Floydıs Greenlawn Chapel by Rev. Willie Teague. Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 18, 1998, in New Market Cemetery in Greeleyville. A native of Lane, she was the wife of the late Coke R. Bannister, and daughter of the late James Bennett and Julia Keels Clarkson. She was a graduate of Greeleyville High School and Lander College in Greenwood. She taught in the Spartanburg and Cherokee County Schools in Gaffney. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church of Spartanburg. Surviving is one brother, James Bennett Clarkson, Jr. of Kingstree.
BURGESS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Fulton Burgess were held on Friday, February 20, 1998, at Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church in Kingstree, conducted by Rev. Charles C. McLamore. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Burgess, 80, died Monday, February 16, 1998, at Carolinas Hospital System-Kingstree. She was born April 17, 1917, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Walter Fulton and Sallie Mae Fulton. She was employed as a seamstress and sales clerk at Belk Department Store in Kingstree for many years. She was a member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church where she was secretary of the Trustee and Stewardess Board, member of the Senior Choir, the Missionary Board and the Parsonage Aide Board. Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Sallie Dozier of the home; one adopted daughter, Mrs. Sarah Poindexter of Alexandria, Va.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Eara Funches of Myrtle Beach one brother, David Fulton of Franklin, Va.; and one sister, Mrs. Flora Means of Concord, N.C.
Moore -- Vernon Oneil Moore, 70, died Saturday, February 29, 1998, in the Lake City hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, 1998, in the Lake City United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Moore Cemetery directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Mr. Moore was born in Georgetown, a son of the late Clarence Vernon Moore and Ollie Brown Nettles Moore. He was a 1994 graduate of Lake City High School and a 1951 graduate of Clemson University. He retired from Wachovia Bank in 1981 as Executive Vice President and was a former member ofthe Board of Directors for Wachovia, Lake City. He was a member of Pergamos United Methodist Chruch and seved as a Trustee of the chruch. He was a former member of the Lake City Lions Club and Lake City Rotary Club. Survivors are: five daughters, Susan M. Dickinson of Columbia; Sally Moore Mouzon of Kingstree; Sheila M. Cribb of Lake View; Dr. Sharon Moore Askins and Stacy M. Moore, both of Lake City; one son, Vernon Oneil Moore, Jr. of Simpsonville; and two sisters, Thelma M. Wilson of Lake City; and Jacqueline M. McKenzie of Johnson City, TN.
KIRBY -- Barto Kirby, 78, died Friday, February 27, 1998, in the Lake City hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, March 2, 1998, in the Hebron United Methodist Chruch. Burial followed in the church cemetery directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Mr. Kirby was born in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Charlie E. and Orilla Kirby. He was a graduate of Hebron High School and was a retired farmer and merchant. He was a member of the Hebron United Methodist Church, the Adult Sunday School Class, the Men's Club and a trustee. He was a baseball umpire for 33 years for high school, local colleges and little league ball. He was a poll manager for 25 years at Hebron. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Kate Gamble Kirby of Cades; one son, Keels Kirby of Cades; and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Smith of Cades; and Mrs. Linda Moore of Columbia.