SCOTT -- Funeral services for Luther "Sonny" Scott were held Sun., August 23, 1998, at Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home Chapel in Kingstree, conducted by Rev. Amos Matthews. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mr. Scott, 62, died Tuesday, August 18, 1998, in Kingstree. He was born October 1, 1935, in Greeleyville, a son of the late Sam Scott and Mary Parson Scott. He was employed by Baxter Travenol Laboratory for 31 years. Survivors, in addition to his mother of Kingstree, are: one son, Luther Lorenza Scott of Yuma, Arizona; two daughters, Mrs. Elease Pompey of Greeleyville; and Mrs. Linda White of Kingstree; and one sister, Mrs. Elise Coleman of Rockville, MD.
KIRKLAND -- Arthur Charles Kirkland, Sr. died at home in Kingstree August 18, 1998. Mr. Kirkland was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Camden, the son of the late Everette and Louise Brown Kirkland. As a 50 year resident of Detroit, MI, he was a member of St. Stephens A.M.E. Church. He graduated with honors from State Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1940 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Arts. He was first employed by the Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. He was the first black engineer hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II where he served as a civilian until his retirement in Dec. 1980. He was awarded a patent in Nov. 1975 for the design of a vehicle suspension system that was used in U.S. Army tanks during World War II and remains in use for many 18 wheel trucks today. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Nancy Burgess Kirkland of Kingstree; two sons, Eric Kirkland of Phoenix, AZ; and Arthur C. Kirkland, Jr. of Detroit, MI; two daughters, Dr. Judy Davis of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; and Dr. Joyce Essien of Atlanta, Ga.; and three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Whittaker of Camden; Mrs. Dorothy Blount of New York City, N.Y.; and Mrs. Thelma Poston of Saginaw, MI.
BROWN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Nesmith Brown were held Monday, August 24, 1998, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Kingstree, conducted by Rev. Frank James. Burial followed in the churchıs cemetery directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Brown, 64, died Wed., August 19, 1998, at Carolinas Hospital System-Kingstree. She was born June 2, 1934, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Harry Nesmith and Annie Borrows Nesmith. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and was a member of the Senior Choir. Survivors are: one son, Samuel Lee Brown of Kingstree; one grandson reared as her own, Christopher Brown of Kingstree; three daughters, Mrs. Thomasina McCrea, Mrs. Gloria A. Hunter and Alberta Brown, all of Kingstree; two brothers, Isaac Nesmith of Durham, N.C.; and Henry Nesmith of Kingstree.
JONES -- Darla Raye Burgess Jones, 41, wife of Dean Jones, died Tuesday, August 4, 1998, at her home. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 6, 1998, at Crosswell Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Rodney Howard, Rev. Steve Rohrlack and Rev. Drew Choate. Burial followed in Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery directed by Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of Betty Lowder Burgess and the late Leslie A. Burgess, Sr. (Pee Wee). She was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church. She was an administrator assistant at Heidman Steel Co. Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother of Sumter, are: one daughter, Dallen Raye Jones of Sumter; two brothers, Leslie A. Burgess, Jr. (Tony) and Timothy Blane Burgess (Tim), both of Sumter; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna L. Lowder of Lake City.
DELEGALL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Luvenia Mack Delegall were held Thursday, August 27, 1998, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Gourdine, conducted by Rev. C.C. Gordon. Burial followed in McKnight Cemetery in Gourdine directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Delegall, 73, died Friday, August 21, 1998, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born August 12, 1925, in Lane, a daughter, of the late Kaleb Mack and Mary Rebecca Kennedy. She was employed as a housekeeper in the hotel industry. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and the Friendly Sisters Order of Eastern Star #380. Survivors are: her husband, Eddie Delegall of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one son, Dennis Delegall of Lane; three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Walker and Mrs. Tanya Bright, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Mrs. Bernadette Samuels of Lane; four brothers, Randolph Mack, Jerry Mack and Samuel Mack, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Paul Mack of New Haven, Conn.; and one sister, Mrs. Elaine Bussey of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
LANE -- Mrs. Maybell Young Lane, 88, widow of Homer Lane, died Tuesday, August, 25, 1998, in a Manning hospital. Funeral services were held Friday in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Lane was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late David M. and Hattie Burgess Young. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and a homemaker. Surviving are: one daughter, Virginia L. Way of Kingstree; one son, James D. Lane of Sumter, one brother, Clarence Young of Kingstree; eight grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
CAMPBELL -- Emma Frances Stuckey Campbell, 54, of 10091 Highmarket Street, died Wednesday, August 26, 1998, at her residence. Funeral services were held Friday, August 28, 1998, at the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. The burial was in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Campbell was born April 5, 1944, in Florence County. She was the daughter of Wheeler Odell Stuckey and Anne Geneva Ethridge Dyson. She was a private Health Care assistant and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are: one son, Mark L. Campbell of Florence; one brother, Jimmy Wheeler Stuckey of Lake City; two sisters, Mary Ann White Long of Georgetown; Robin Dyson Stephenson of Kingstree; and a number of nephews and nieces. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Georgetown County.
WALKER -- Funeral services for Edward Fields Walker were held Tuesday, September 1, 1998, at the Melina Presbyterian Church in Gable, S.C., conducted by Rev. Carnell Hampton. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mr. Walker, 67, formerly of Mayesville, S.C., died Wed., August 26, 1998, at his residence in Hamden, Connecticut. He was born April 27, 1931, in New Zion, a son of the late Silas and Carrie Rhodes Walker, Sr. He is a member of Melina Presbyterian Church. He worked as a chef at Yale University for several years. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Deloris Redden Walker of the home; one son, Tyrone Edward Walker of Sumter; five sisters, Nora W. Basey of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Jannie Mae Montgomery of New Zion; Mrs. Annie M. Giddens; Mrs. Marjorie Higgins and Mrs. Carrie V. Rogers, all of Atlanta, Ga.; and five brothers, Leon Walker and James Walker, both of Mayesville, S.C.; Henry Washington Walker, Robert Davis Walker and William T. Walker, all of Atlanta, Ga.
MCFADDEN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Fulmore McFadden were held Monday, August 31, 1998, at the House of God No. 1 Holiness Church in Lake City, conducted by Bishop Amos Major. Burial followed in the family plot of the White Oak Cemetery in Lake City directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home. Mrs. McFadden, 81, died Wednesday, August 26, 1998, at Hollywood Medical Center in Hollywood, Florida. She was born February 1, 1917, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rich Fulmore. She was member of the House of God Which Is the Church of the Living God No. 1 Holiness Church. She was a member of the Gospel Choir and served as Sunday school superintendent. She was also a Mother of the Church. She was a housewife and former employee of the Williamsburg County Memorial Hospital. Survivors are: two sons, Roy McFadden of Pompano Beach, FL; and Roger McFadden of Lake City; and five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Peterson and Mrs. Shirley Davis, both of Pompano Beach, FL; Mrs. Bessie Mason of Petersburg, Va.; and Mrs. Peggy Kennedy of Kingstree; and Evangelist Tina Green of Hollywood, Fla.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Fannie Gamble of Hemingway; five sisters, Mrs. Doshie Lee Cooper of Springfield Garden, N.Y.; Mrs. Jerome Cooper of Cincinnati, OH; Rev. Dr. Willie Mae Carter of Kingstree; Mrs. Thelma Graham of Deerfield Beach, FL; and Mrs. Mable McClam of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and two brothers, Raymond Fulmore and Cleo Fulmore, both of Kingstree.
COOPER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Bell Williams Cooper were held Monday, August 31, 1998, at Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross in Kingstree, conducted by Elder Roosevelt Fulton and Elder Keith Nesmith. Burial followed in Willie Cooper Cemetery in Nesmith directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Cooper, 57, died Thursday, August 27, 1998, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. She was born June 2, 1941, in Florence, a daughter of the late Anthony Williams and Eliza Hickson Williamson. She was a member of St. Peters Way of the Cross Church in Andrews, where she was a former choir member. Survivors are: one son, Elijah Hugh Cooper of Kingstree; one daughter, Mrs. Pauline Cooper Fulton of Salters; one brother, Freddie Williams of Charlotte, N.C.; six sisters, Mrs. Lula Mae Shaw of Charlotte, N.C.; Mrs. Annie Lee Faison of Florence; Mrs. Mary Lee Killings, Mrs. Lizzie Mae Thomas and Mrs. Ella Mae Williams, all of Charlotte, N.C.; and Mrs. Julia Mae McCrea of Nesmith.