KEELS -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Keels were held Monday, Feb. 23, 1998, at St. James Baptist Church in Greeleyville, conducted by Rev. Albert Rose. Burial followed in the churchıs cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Fuenral Home. Mrs. Keels died Thursday, February 19, 1998, at Aventura Medical Center in North Miami, Florida. She was born February 5, 1939, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of Royal Jenkins and Georgia Lee Gist Jenkins. She was a church member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hallandale, Florida. Survivors are: her husband, Harold Keels of Hollywood, FL; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Smauel of Hollywood, Fl.; Mrs. Bernetta Cox of Montgomery, AL; and DeNosah Keels; three sons, Michael Keslsl of Hollywood, FL; Stanley Keels of Hallandale, FL; and Carlos Keels of Hollywood, FL.; one aunt/ mother, Mrs. Julia McBride of Greeleyville; one brother, Bobbie A. Woods of California. eroy Fulton, James Fulton and Edward Fulton, all of Kingstree; and three sisters, Bernice Glover of Bronx, N.Y; Rebecca Fulton and Hattie Ward, both of Washington, D.C.
SAMUELS -- Funeral services for George Arthur Samuels were held Wed., February 18, 1998, at Marion Missionary Baptist Church in Salters, conducted by Rev. Jimmy Brockington. Burial followed in the family plot at Salters Cemetery directed by Redmond-Richardson. Mr. Samuels, 74, died Thurs., Feb. 12, 1998, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center in Sumter. He was born Sept. 7, 1924, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Pasel and Cora Brown Samuels. He was a member of Marion Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed with Lane Pole Company and he served in the United States Army during World War II. Survivors are: two sons, George Arthur Samuels of the home; and Furman Samuels of Columbia; a grandson he reared as his very own, Johnny Walters of Largo, FL; and one brother, Furman Woodward.
COWARD -- Irene Cleveland Coward, 69, widow of J. Peden Coward, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, in a St. Stephen nursing home. Funeral services were held Friday, February 20, in the Kingstree Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Kingstree Memorial Gardens directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mrs. Coward was born in Starke, FL., a daughter of the late Uriel F. and Mary Silcox Cleveland. She was the retired manager of Kingstree Dry Cleaners and was a member of Kingstree Presbyterian Church. Survivors are: one daughter, Jane C. Richardson of Kingstree; and three sisters, Mildred C. Smith, Mary C. Schouppe and Blanche C. Simpson, all of Ocala, Fla.
MYERS -- Funeral services for Nathaniel Myers, Sr. were held Sat., Feb. 28, at Nazareth A.M.E. in Andrews, conducted by Rev. Michael J. Frost. Burial followed in the family plot directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mr. Myers, 79, died Wed., Feb. 25, at his residence. He was born November 7, 1918, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late George Myers, Sr. and Mary McKnight Myers. He graduated from Tomlinson High School. He was a member of Nazareth A.M.E. Church, where he served as president of the Trustee Board, Class Leader, Church Sexton and President of the Senior Choir. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was secretary of the Disable American Veteran's. He retired from the Navy Weapons Station. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Emily G. Myers of the home; two sons, Nathan Myers, Jr. of Andrews; Howard Myers of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Mrs. JoAnne Bowman of Goose Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Darby of Trio; and Mrs. Lucille Gary of Kingstree; and one brother, Willie Myers of Kingstree.
KNOWLIN -- Funeral services for Charles L. Knowlin were held Sat., Feb. 28, 1998, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Georgetown, conducted by Rev. W.J. McKnight. Burial followed at the church cemetery directed by McKnight-Fraser Funeral Home. Mr. Knowlin, 36, died Feb. 22, at his residence in Georgetown. He was born May 30, 1962, a son of the late John Knowlin and Lizzie Duncan Knowlin. He was employed by Burger King of Georgetown. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in the Sampit Community and president and founder of the Metro-Denominational Mass Choir. Survivors are: six brothers, James Alford of Philadelphia, Pa.; Robell Duncan of Miami, Fla.; John Knowlin, Willie J. Knowlin, Gale Knowlin and Rev. Floyd Knowlin, all of Georgetown; and eight sisters, Sarah Hudson, Betty Clark, Myrtle Shaw, Blondell Knowlin, Ida M. Ladson, Patricia Knowlin, Gertrude McCray and De-nise Knowlin, all of Georgetown.
MUSSELWHITE -- Charlie Lester Musselwhite, 79, died Thurs., Feb. 19, 1998, in a Columbia hospital. Graveside services were held Feb. 23, at Florence National Cemetery. Burial followed directed by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home of Florence. Mr. Musselwhite was born in Dillon a son of the late Arch and Carolyn Bailey Musselwhite. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Coast Guard and later retired as a painter. Survivors are: two sons, Charles J. Musselwhite of Kingstree; and Aaron Musselwhite of Dillon; and two daughters, Betty Lou Molnar of Florence; and Jo Ann Morrow of Ashland, Ky.
DUKE -- Mrs. Almena N. Duke, 76, widow of James Duke, died Friday, February 20, 1998, in the Kingstree Nursing Facility. Graveside funeral services were held Sunday, February 22, 1998, in the Williamsburg Cemetery in Kingstree. Mrs. Duke was born in Florence County, a daughter of the late William Boyd Nettles and Vera Rodgers Nettles. She was a homemaker and member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. Survivors are: two brothers, Dewey B. Nettles of Charleston and Donald Nettles of Lititz, Pennsylvania.
PATTERSON -- Funeral services for Selvin "Boyd" Patterson were held on Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Gourdine Community of Williamsburg County, conducted by Rev. C.C. Gordon. Burial followed in Cowhead Cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Patterson, 82, died Wed., Feb. 18, at McNair Nursing Home in Lake city. He was born April 6, 1915, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Selvin Patterson, Sr. and Dorothy Parson Patterson. He was a retired farmer and a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church. Survivors are: eight daughters, Elizabeth Jones of New York; Leatha Patterson, Patricia Kelty, Thelma Pearson and Alma Bright, all of Lane; Barbara Williams of Salters; Mary Hawkins and Rovina Sneed, both of Fort Myers, Fla.; and two sons, Tony Patterson of Washington, D.C. and Billy Patterson of Lane.
MOUZON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Emmie Mouzon were held Monday, February 23, 1998, at St. John 4-B Baptist Church in Greeleyville, conducted by Rev. Jimmy Brockington. Burial followed at Keels Cemetery in Greeleyville directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Mouzon, 91, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was born July 5, 1906, in Greeleyville, a daughter of the late Issac Moore and Ida Frierson Moore. She was a member of St. John 4-B Baptist Church where she was a member of the Missionary Society. She was also a member of Y.M.C.A. Survivors are: one son, William Shakespeare Mouzon of St. Albans, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Annie Lee Brunson; one sister, Mrs. Allean York of Greeleyville.
MCCLARIN -- Funeral services for Samuel McClarin were held Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in the Gourdine Community, conducted by Rev. C.C. Gordon. Burial followed in McKnight Cemetery in Gourdine directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. McClarin, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 22, at Carolinas Hospital System-Kingstree. He was born August 22, 1919, in Lane, a son of the late Thomas McClarin and Wagoner Davis McClarin. He was employed by the Charleston Naval Shipyard and the Atlantic Coast Railroad. He was a member of Shiloh A.M.E. Church in Charleston, where he served as a member of the Steward Board. Survivors are: five sisters, Mrs. Siller Conyers of Lane; Mrs. Sarah Simpkins, Mrs. Nettie Ruth McCullough and Mrs. Anna Lee Watson, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Mrs. Grace Carter of New York, N.Y.; and one brother, James Kelly McClarin of Brooklyn, N.Y.