RENE McCANTS -- Rene David McCants, 64, husband of Cheryl S. McCants, died Fri., Mar. 4, 2005, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Sun., Mar. 6, 2005, at Mt. Hope Chapel. Burial, directed by Brockington Funeral Home, followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum. Mr. McCants was born in Andrews, a son of the late Ulysses and Ruth Cook McCants. He was terminal manager with Packet Motor Lines for 20 years. He was the owner/operator of Southern Bonded Warehouse of Florence. He was a Mason and a member of the Pee Dee Traffic Club. Survivors, in addition to his wife of Scranton, are: four sisters, Katherine Moore of Kingstree, Mary Tisdale of Andrews, Jean Buxton and Julie Reed, both of Florence; and his mother-in-law, Betty Moore of Scranton. Memorials may be made to Florence Area Humane Society, 1007 Stockade Drive, Florence, SC 29501.
PATRICIA ALFORD -- Patricia "Pat" Kennedy Alford, 68, wife of Nathan Alford, died Sat., Mar. 5, 2005, at her home. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. John Black, were held Mon., Mar. 7, 2005, at Andrews Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home, followed at Andrews Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Alford was born Apr. 7, 1936, in New Zion, a daughter of the late Wilbur Edward and Rubye Evans Kennedy. A graduate of East Clarendon High School in Turbeville and the University of South Carolina, she retired from teaching in Williamsburg and Georgetown Counties. She wrote Scratching the Surface, a brief history and genealogy of the families of William J. Morris, Andrew Jackson Morris and Julius Harvin Morris. Survivors, in addition to her husband of Andrews, are: one son, Andrew Scott Alford of Dallas, North Carolina; one sister, Jean Claire Kennedy Burttram Gibbons of New Zion; and two granddaughters. Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, S.C. 29440.
TYRONE BRADLEY -- Funeral services for Tyrone Leverne Bradley, conducted by Rev. Samuel B. Cooper, were held Tues., Mar. 1, 2005, at Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed in the churchyard cemetery. Mr. Bradley died Thurs., Feb. 24, 2005, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia. He was born Jan. 27, 1974, in Williamsburg County, a son of Gerome and Joanne McCray. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He lived and worked at The Calabash in Myrtle Beach before moving to Columbia, where he worked as a line cook at Flying J¹s. He was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church. While living in Columbia, he attended Sound Doctrine Non-Denominational Church. Survivors, in addition to his parents of Salters, are: his sister, Carteena Tisdale; three brothers, Jerome McCray, Torrence McCray and Celes Lamont McCray, all of Columbia; his grandparents, Nathaniel and Betty Bradley of Salters; and his great-grandmother, Gracie Bradley of Salters.
SARAH BURROWS -- Funeral services for Sarah Lorraine Pressley Burrows, conducted by Rev. Frank James and Rev. John A. Sellers, were held Wed., Mar. 2, 2005, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Burrows Cemetery in Nesmith. Mrs. Burrows died Fri., Feb. 25, 2005. She was born Sept. 13, 1927, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Laura Pressley. She was a graduate of Wilson High School and Claflin College. She taught in the high schools of Williamsburg County for 28 years. She served as an English professor, girls' basketball team coach and coordinator of the drama team. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she served as chairperson and founder of Homecoming, United Methodist Women, Church School Superintendent and on almost every committee. She was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Democratic Party and Retired Teachers Association. She was married to the late Laurie "Bishop" Burrows. Survivors are: two daughters, Marva Gail Cannion and Lisha B. Graham, both of Kingstree; two sons, Derrick Burrows of the home and Kevin Burrows of Charlotte, North Carolina; two sisters, Daisy Clark of Nesmith and Evalean Carter of Baltimore, Maryland; three brothers, Edward Pressley of Nesmith, Lawrence Pressley of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and James Pressley of Suitland, Maryland; and eight grandchildren.
KATHERINE HILTON -- Funeral services for Katherine Hilton, conducted by Rev. Handsome Major and Rev. Elder B. Holmes, were held Sat., Oct. 30, 2004, at Light Hill Baptist Church in Clarendon County. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Junkyyard Cemetery. Ms. Hilton, 71, died in Bridgeton, New Jersey, on Oct. 23, 2004. She was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Clarendon, a daughter of the late Henry Hilton and Katie Alls Hilton. Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Margie Hilton Glover of Lane; one son, Melvin Hilton of Bridgeton, Connecticut; one brother, John Edward Hilton of Bridgeton, Connecticut; six sisters, Ema Jane Russell of Bridgeton, Connecticut, Mrs. Illa Murray, Mrs. Fannie Murray, Mrs. Annie Keels and Mrs. Louise Mathews, all of Manning, and Mrs. Marie Brown of St. Stephen; and six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
LILLIAN GRAHAM -- Funeral services for Lillian "Tumpie" Graham, conducted by Rev. Franklin Reed, were held, Sat., Oct. 30, 2004, at St. John AME Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed in the churchyard cemetery. Ms. Graham, 61, died Mon., Oct. 25, 2004, at the Clarendon Memorial Hospital in Manning. She was born July 27, 1921, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Jimmy Graham, Sr., and Mrs. Marian Burgess Graham. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a member of St. John AME Church, where she was a Class Leader, a missionary, sang in the Senior Choir and was a member of the Willing Workers. Survivors are: 12 sons, James Graham, Charlie Graham and Roosevelt Witherspoon, all of Landover, Maryland, Joe Graham, Terry Graham and Charlie R. Graham, all of New Zion, Jimmy Graham, Jr., Roland Graham, Henry Graham and Levern Graham, all of Kingstree, and Carl Lee Witherspoon and Jessie Graham, both of Washington, D.C.; six daughters, Mrs. Rose M. Miller of the home, Blondell Bennett of Kingstree, Willie Lee Graham of New Zion, Mrs. Vallie Atkinson of Greenville, Marian Graham of Sumter and Estella Walker of Washington, D.C.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
LETHA NESMITH -- Funeral services for Mrs. Letha Mae McCray Nesmith, conducted by Rev. Sam Cooper, were held Sat., Oct. 30, 2004, at Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Salters. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed in Jerusalem United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Nesmith, 65, died Fri., Oct. 22, 2004, in Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was born April 2, 1939, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Wallace McCrea and Mrs. Ellen Bell McCray. She was formerly employed by Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital, Andrews Apparel, Red Roses Restaurant in New York, Nesmith Restaurant in Salters and Georgetown Textile. She was a member of First Church of Christ in Palm Bay, Florida, and was a member of the Usher Board and served as choir leader. Survivors are: five sons, Willie James Nesmith and Sonny Nesmith, both of Melbourne, Florida, Roosevelt Nesmith and Oliver Nesmith, both of Salters, and James Edward Nesmith of Orlando, Florida; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Davis of Palm Bay, Florida, Mrs. Bridgette Harper of Orlando, Florida, and Tamika McCray of Melbourne, Florida; five brothers, Mannie McCray, Phillip McCray and James Edward McCray, all of Melbourne, Florida, Herman McCray of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Ulysses McCray of Salters; three sisters, Mrs. Margie McCray and Mrs. Pearl Black, both of Bronx, New York, and Mrs. Laura Ann McCray of Kingstree; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Bernetha Nesmith of Andrews; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
JOHN MOORE, SR. -- John D. "Pete" Moore, Sr., 84, died Tues., Oct. 26, 2004, at his residence. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. J. Robert Huggins and Rev. Tony Powell, were held Thurs., Oct. 28, 2004, at Earle United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Mayer Funeral Home, followed in Harmony Cemetery. Mr. Moore was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Trio, a son of the late William P. Moore and Savannah A. McDaniel Moore. He attended Clemson Univer-sity and taught automotive mechanics at Andrews High School and Williamsburg Technical College until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of Earle United Methodist Church and was a former Adult Sunday School Class teacher and church treasurer. He was a former board member of Waccamaw Regional Development and a former member of the Williamsburg County School Board and the board of the Department of Social Services. Survivors are: his wife, Goldie Wheeler Moore of Andrews; six sons, John D. Moore, Jr., James W. Moore, Tim E. Moore, William A. "Tony" Moore, Michael W. Moore and Jeff A. Moore, all of Andrews; three daughters, Patricia M. Rogerson of Georgetown, and Teresa M. Byrd and Debbie M. Moore, both of Andrews; a brother, Charles R. Moore of Kingstree; 27 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
WILLIE SINGLETARY -- Funeral services for Willie Ben Singletary, conducted by Bishop Roosevelt Fulton and Dr. Linwood Cooper, were held Sat., Oct. 30, 2004, at the Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross Church in Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Singletary Cemetery. Mr. Singletary, 61, died Sun., Oct. 24, 2004, at his residence in Kingstree. He was born June 19, 1943, in Kingstree, a son of Mrs. Lillie Mae Singleton Singletary and the late Ben Singletary. He received his formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from Cades High School. He was employed as a mechanic at Truluck Service Station in Kingstree. He was a member of St. Michael United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Kingstree, are: his wife, Mrs. Deloris Ann Scott Singletary of the home; two daughters, Pamila Singletary and Alisha Witherspoon, both of Kingstree; two sons, Keith Singletary of Florence and Michael Scott of Kingstree, two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Washington and Mrs. Oliese Chandler, both of Kingstree; four brothers, Roosevelt Singletary, Joseph Singletary and Mott Singletary, all of Kingstree; and Hayward Singletary of Augusta, Georgia; and 11 grandchildren.
LAWRENCE SALTERS -- Graveside services for Lawrence Salters were held Fri., Oct. 29, 2004, at Salters Cemetery in Salters, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Salters, 77, died Sun., Oct. 24, 2004, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital. He was born in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Jeffrey Salters and Mrs. Bertha Fulton Salters. He was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church. He was formerly employed by the State Department of Transpor-tation. He also served in World War II. Survivors are: three sons, Adam Salters of Macon, Georgia, Johnny Salters of Irmo and Charlie Salters of Salters; three daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Salters Bolden and Mrs. Bernice Salters Tisdale Frierson, both of Columbia, and Mrs. Barbara Salters of Charlotte, North Carolina; two brothers, Johnny Salters of Lane and Elmore Salters of New Haven, Connecticut; 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.