HENRY KELLER -- Funeral services for Henry Lee Keller, conducted by Bishop Kenneth Swaringer, were held Sat., Jan. 15, 2005, at Greater St. John Apostolic Church in Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Keels Cemetery. Mr. Keller, 62, died Tues., Jan. 11, 2005, at his home in Greeleyville. He was born July 19, 1942, in St. Matthews, a son of the late Marion Keller, Sr., and Pansy Mae Brown Keller. He was employed by Baughman Farms in Ridgeville as a horse trainer. He was married to the late Roberta Keels Keller. Survivors are: one son, Willie Keith Keller of Atlanta, Georgia; four daughters, Mrs. Ella Glover of St. Matthews, Henrietta S. Keller of Greeleyville, Maggie Keller of San Diego, California, and Faith Keller of Orangeburg; six brothers, Marion Keller, Jr., A.B. Keller, Rudolph Keller, Lee Keller, Hubert Keller and Francis Keller, all of St. Matthews; three sisters, Rosanna Thomas of Bronx, New York, Mrs. Mary Lethea General of Columbia and Mrs. Debra Turkvan of St. Matthews; and three grandchildren.
SARAH HOLT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Holt, conducted by Rev. Standy McCrea, were held Sat., Dec. 4, 2004, at North Kingstree Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed in Kingstree Cemetery. Mrs. Holt died Wed., Nov. 24, 2004, at Bridgeport Health Care Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She was born July 17, 1922, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of Samuel Tisdale and Ella Tisdale. She attended and received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a member of North Kingstree Baptist Church, where she served in the choir for 28 years and held the office of president for several years. She was employed by Baltimore Hospital for many years and later worked as a cook in Harlem, New York. She was married to the late George Holt. Survivors are: two sons, Paul Holt of Clearwater, Florida, and Michael Holt of Bridgeport, Connecticut; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
DAVID PRESSLEY -- Funeral services for David Pressley, conducted by Rev. Samuel Cooper and Elder Issac Tisdale, were held Mon., Dec. 6, 2004, at Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed in Jerusalem Churchyard Cemetery in Salters. Mr. Pressley died Tues., Nov. 30, 2004, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. He was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Salters, a son of the late Wadis and Mary David Pressley. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was employed for many years at Pamplico DG Overton Mills-Andrews and later at Georgetown Paper Mill. He was a member of St. James Temple Church in Trio. Survivors are: his wife, Mary Etta Pressley of the home; two sons, David Pressley, II, of Anderson and Tony Pressley of Salters; three daughters, Carolyn Pressley and Marilyn McCray, both of Salters, and Sharon P. Franklin of Andrews; one sister, Janie Mae McCray of Salters; one brother, Wadis Pressley, Jr., of Clearwater, Florida; his mother-in-law, Lizzie Barr of Salters; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
JOE TISDALE -- Funeral services for Joe Tisdale, conducted by Rev. Samuel B. Cooper, were held Wed., Nov. 24, 2004, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Henryhand Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Tisdale died Fri., Nov. 19, 2004. He was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Clyde Tisdale. He was reared by Eddie Gamble, Sr., and Mary Gamble. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was employed for a number of years at Kingstree Knits and later at Williamsburg County Recycling Center. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. He was married to Learlean Swinton Tisdale. Survivors, in addition to his wife of the home, are: five sons, Matthew Tisdale of Salters, Joseph Tisdale of Florence, Rodney Tisdale and Adam Tisdale, both of Columbia, and Kevin Tisdale of the home; two daughters, Vernander Fulton of Kingstree and Gabriella Cervantez of Forth Worth, Texas; his mother, Janie Tisdale of Salters; two brothers, George Tisdale and Eddie Gamble, Jr., both of Salters; three sisters, Claudette Chandler of Kingstree, Justine Barbara Tisdale of Columbia and Essie Smith of Manhattan, New York; and nine grandchildren.
ALLA POLLARD -- Mrs. Alla "Ruby" Pollard, 70, died Sun., Dec. 5, 2004, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Wed., Dec. 8, 2004, at Cades Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed at Lake City Memorial Park. Mrs. Pollard was born in Florence County, a daughter of the late R.M. and Ada Miles Bellflower. She was educated in the California School System and was employed by the Doodle Bug Academy. Mrs. Pollard was a member of Cades Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors are: one son, Jesse L. Pollard, Jr., of Rapid City, South Dakota; two daughters, Linda Ard of Lake City and Teresa Turner of Johnsonville; two brothers, Conner Bellflower of Tampa, Florida, and Lannie Bellflower of Lake City; two sisters, Lyra Kirby of Lake City and Julia Powell of El Paso, Texas; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
ALTON MURPHY -- Funeral services for Alton "Fox" Murphy, conducted by Rev. Alfred Griffin, were held Wed., Dec. 8, 2004, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Murphy, 68, died Sat., Dec. 4, 2004, at his residence in Kingstree. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, a son of the late Marcus Murphy and Margaret Murphy. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County and was a farmer for many years. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Mary Chandler Murphy of the home; one daughter, Linda Mae Murphy of the home; two brothers, Dave Mack of Kingstree and Walter Murphy of Rochester, New York; one niece he reared as his own, Minister Lillie Mae Rouse; and one granddaughter.
WILLIAM BRADLEY -- Funeral services for William Frank Bradley, conducted by Bishop J. Bernard McCray, were held Thurs., Dec. 9, 2004, at Evangelistic Outreach Center in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at McGill Cemetery in Greeleyville. Mr. Bradley, 60, died Wed., Dec. 1, 2004, at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston. He was born Feb. 4, 1944, in Kingstree, a son of the late Isaac and Lourina Brown Bradley. He received his formal education in the public schools of Williams-burg County. He was employed as a fence installer and attended St. James Holiness Church. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Georgianna Anderson Bradley of Kingstree; five sons, James Bradley, George Bradley, Willie Bradley and William Bradley, all of Kingstree, and John Bradley of Manning; three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Doctor and Mrs. Martha Scott, both of Kingstree, and Mrs. Mary Cuttino of Hemingway; one stepson, Willie Douglas Bradley of Kingstree; six stepdaughters, Ilda Dean Cooper, Katrina Bradley, Angela Bradley, Cynthia Bradley, Yolanda Bradley and Passion Bradley, all of Kings-tree; two brothers, Robert Bradley of Kingstree and Calvin Bradley of Ridgeville; one sister, Ethel B. Mitchell of Kingstree; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
THOMAS CARTWRIGHT -- Thomas B. Cartwright, 86, died Mon., Dec. 6, 2004, in The Carolinian in Florence. Graveside funeral services, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, were held Wed., Dec. 8, 2004, in the Florence National Cemetery. Mr. Cartwright was born in Madison, Wisconsin, a son of the late William Bert and Bessie Goodrich Brand Cartwright. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors are: three stepdaughters, June Coker of Lake City, Varner Hanna and Libby Mitchum, both of Kingstree; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
TOMMY BURGESS -- Funeral services for Deacon Tommy Burgess, conducted by Elder Harry Green, were held Sat., Dec. 11, 2004, at Sandridge Holiness Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed in Goodwill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Burgess, 85, died Sun., Dec. 5, 2004, at his residence. He was born Jan. 22, 1919, a son of the late Tommy Burgess and Mary Burgess. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and was employed as a farmer. He was a member of House of God Keith Dominion and served as a deacon for more than 50 years. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Mattie Burgess of Kingstree; five sons, Moses Burgess of Cades, Tommy J. Burgess of Charleston, Rev. Ceotis Burgess of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, John Earl Burgess and Curtis Burgess, both of Kingstree; one stepson, Louis Pendergrass of Kingstree; five daughters, Rev. Lillie Williams of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Elder Mary Ann Evans of Atlanta, Georgia, Deaconess Martha Matthews, Sister Mary B. Burgess and Sister Betty Ferguson, all of Kingstree; one stepdaughter, Queen Lee of Kingstree; one sister, Julia Burns of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Rev. Robert Burgess of Atlanta, Georgia, and Elie Burgess of Cades; a special step-granddaughter, Caretha Pendergrass of Kingstree; 55 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
ETHELEAN LEWIS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ethelean L. Lewis, conducted by Rev. Elder B. Holmes, were held Fri., Dec. 10, 2004, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Lane. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed in Morion Memorial Garden Cemetery in Salters. Mrs. Lewis, 69, died Mon., Dec. 6, 2004, in Florence. She was born Jan. 27, 1935, a daughter of the late Jackie Smith and Beatrice James Smith. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was employed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New York City, New York. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as an usher. She was married to the late Henry Lewis. Survivors are: one sister, Mrs. Joretta Benbow of Lane; two nieces and five nephews.