MCKNIGHT -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Fulton McKnight were held Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at New St. Mark Holiness Church in Kingstree. Burial followed in Kingstree directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. McKnight, 71, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. She was born September 27, 1927, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Chester Arthur Fulton and Lillie Bell Graham. She was a former employee of the King's Tree Inn. She was a member of New St. Mark Holiness Church and was a Mother of the church. Survivors are: two sons, Chester James McKnight and Maurice Antonio McKnight, both of Kingstree; four daughters, Mrs. Shirley Chase, Mrs. Grace Ann McKnight, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fulton and Mrs. Mary Ann Gibson, all of Kingstree; one sister, Mrs. Betty Bradley of Kingstree; and five grandchildren reared as her own, Reggie McKnight, Theodore McKnight, Raymond McKnight, Donnie McKnight and Crissie McKnight.
HILBOURN -- Funeral services for Jimmy Dale Hilbourn (Milkman) were held Friday, April 30, 1999, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel, conducted by Rev. Lloyd Williams and Rev. Roger Johanson. Burial followed at Patterson Cemetery directed by Hardwick Funeral Home. Mr. Hilbourn, 41, of Hampton, VA, died Monday, April 26, 1999. He was born September 1, 1957, in Loris, S.C., a son of Jack A. Hilbourn and Ernestine Cannon Hilbourn. He worked in construction. Survivors, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Hall of Newport News, VA; and Mrs. Vicky Alsbrook of Charleston.
LAWSON -- Mrs. Grace E. Rodgers Lawson, 81, widow of John Minter Lawson, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held April 27, 1999, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Kingstree Memorial Gardens directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mrs. Lawson was born in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Lewis Dillon Rodgers and Janie Pearl Patrick Rodgers. She was a member of Kingstree First Baptist Church. Survivors are: two daughters, June L. Brown of Goose Creek; and Ann L. Joye of Lexington; four sisters, Margaret R. Barrineau of Kingstree; Myrtle R. Goss of Batesburg; Cecile R. Cottingham of Sumter; and Clarice R. Davis of Lake City; and one brother, Clarence T. Rodgers of Irmo.
McFADDEN -- Funeral services for Harry McFadden, Jr. were held Friday, April 30, 1999, at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Lake City, conducted by Rev. Hayes T. Gainey and Rev. Franklin Fulmore. Burial followed in State Cemetery in Cades directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. McFadden, 52, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born January 6, 1947, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Harry McFadden, Sr. and Gracie Mae Graham McFadden. He was a member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Cades. He was enlisted in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge in 1987. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Mary Verner of the home; three daughters, Kim Cooper and Deborah Glasscho, both of Sumter; and Christine McFadden of Greenwood; one son, Henry McFadden of Tampa, Fla.; one step-son, Daniel Verner of Durham, N.C.; two step-daughters, Liza and Julia Williams, both of the home; two brothers, Joseph McFadden of Myrtle Beach; and Gabriel McFadden of Kingstree; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Ruth McFadden and Mrs. Alma Nesmith of Kingstree; Mrs. Geneva Wilson of Andrews; and Mrs. Betty Williams of Orangeburg; and one adopted sister, Mrs. Ruth George of Kingstree.
WILLIAMSON -- Mrs. Sueada Bradham Williamson, 87, widow of Marvin E. Williamson, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, in a Kingstree hospital. Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 16, 1999, in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mrs. Williamson was born in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late James Allen Bradham and Mary Elizabeth Bradham. She was a life long member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and was active in church and community activities. Survivors are: three sons, Richard Williamson and Otto Williamson, both of Kingstree; and Larry Williamson of Manning; one daughter, Jacqueline Tiller of Knoxville, TN; one brother, Eugene Bradham of Manning; and one sister, Clara David of Pinopolis.
LANE -- Edith Porter Lane, 85, widow of Carl Allen Lane, died Tuesday, February 16, 1999, in a Florence hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 18, 1999, in the Kingstree First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Kingstree Memorial Gardens directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. Mrs. Lane was born in Dillon County, a daughter of the late William Gaston P She was a retired kindergarten teacher and member of Kingstree First Baptist Church. Survivors are: three daughters, Carolyn L. Hudson of Cheraw; Patsy L. McCutchen of Kingstree; and Carleen L. Benton of Florence; and four sisters, Margaret Frey of New York, Ann P. Dodson of Greenville; Lucille Morris and Willadean Scott, both of Dillion.
KOLB -- Rebecca B. "Becky" Kolb, 76, widow of Wade S. Kolb, died February 18, 1999. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 20, 1999, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter, conducted by Reverend John MacReadie Barr, III, and James F. Eichner. Burial followed at the Sumter Cemetery. Mrs. Kolb was born July 27, 1922, in Lancaster, the daughter of the late Orvis B. and Inez McCardell Bartlett. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1938, and from Winthrop College with a A.B. degree in 1942. She served in the American Red Cross during World War II. A career educator, she earned a masters in education from USC in 1972. She taught school for many years before becoming guidance counselor at Alice Drive Middle School. She retired from Sumter School District 17 in 1983 after 26 years in education. Survivors are: four sons, Wade S. Kolb, Jr. and O. Mack Kolb of Sumter; Robert G. Kolb of Los Angeles, California; and J. Stewart Kolb of Charlotte, North Carolina; and two sisters, Mrs. Bette B. Smith of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Mrs. Inez B. Wingate of Clover, S.C. Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter.
BROWN -- Funeral services for Mrs. Anita Gussie Pressley Brown were held Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Lake City, conducted by Rev. Hayes T. Gainey. Burial followed in Pressley's Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Nesmith directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mrs. Brown, 83, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Carolinas Hospital System-Lake City. She was born December 7, 1915, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Samuel Pressley and Chlorie McKnight Pressley. She was a graduate of Brown High School. She received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Morris College in Sumter and did additional studies at Savannah State and the University of Athens in Athens, Georgia. She taught school at Chavis Elementary School in Hemingway. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, where she served as a member of the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of Good Hope Chapter Order of the Eastern Star # 269. Survivors are: her husband, Samuel Brown of Lake City; one son, Finley Brown of Linden, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn B. Weaver of Piscataway, N.J.; and Mrs. Bertie Washington of Orangeburg; two brothers, Joe Pressley of Nesmith; and Peter Pressley of Linden, N.J.; and four sisters, Mrs. Louise Wilson of Rosell, N.J.; Mrs. Alberta P. Cunningham of Nesmith; and Mrs. Rosa Lee Robinson of Andrews; and Mrs. Mary P. Brown of Orangeburg.
WILSON -- Funeral services for Curtis Nathaniel Wilson were held Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Kingstree, conducted by Rev. Willie Wilson. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. Mr. Wilson, 55, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Carolinas Hospital System-Florence. He was born May 26, 1943, in Kingstree, a son of Mrs. Pathenia Wilson and the late William Wilson. He was a graduate of St. Mark High School. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Survivors, in addition to his mother of New York, are: two sons, Curtis Wilson, Jr. of Effingham; and John Wilson of Kingstree; one daughter, Tarsha Wilson of Kingstree; five brothers, Mose Wilson of Columbia; Willie Wilson and Curtis Wilson, both of Kingstree; William Wilson of Uniondale, N.Y.; and Levern Wilson of Bronx, N.Y.; and five sisters, Mrs. Lillie Broughton of Bronx, N.Y.; Mrs. Alice Mitchell of Kingstree; Mrs. Julie Gibson of Queens, N.Y.; Mrs. Rochell Benbow of Lane; and Mrs. Ethel Havens of Uniondale, N.Y.
MCGEE -- David Kelly McGee, 72, died Friday, April 2, 1999, at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, 1999, in the Terrell's Church of God of Prophecy. Burial followed in the Cades Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery directed by Brockington Funeral Home. Mr. McGee was born in Clarendon County, a son of the late Jessie Daniel McGee and Sally Floyd McGee. He was a retired farmer and attended Terrell's Church of God of Prophecy and had served in the U.S. Army. Survivors are: three sons, David C. "D.C." McGee of Cades; Lexton McGee of Scranton; and Russell McGee of Kingstree.