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Gracie A. Scott

08/30/1938 – 07/26/2017
Lane

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Salters.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Lane United Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lane, SC 29564 or Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Ste L, Anderson, SC 29621. .

Ms. Gracie Allen Scott, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Sumter, SC.

Ms. Scott was born August 30, 1938, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late George Walter Scott and Fannie McKnight Scott. She graduated from Greeleyville High School and was a long-time bookkeeper at Exchange Bank of Kingstree. She was a member of the former Lane Presbyterian Church.

Survivors are her daughter, Ellen C. (Tommy) Stuckey, of Nesmith, SC and her sister, Virginia Tedder, of Kingstree.

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Salters. Memorials may be made to Lane United Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lane, SC 29564 or Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Ste L, Anderson, SC 29621.

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Union Presbyterian Church

Werner Mauz

Mable W. Rodgers

Werner Mauz

01/12/1958  –  07/15/2017
Kingstree

Funeral Services

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Werner Mauz, 59, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC.

Mr. Mauz was born January 12, 1958, in Hochdorf, Germany, a son of Rose Bartl Mauz Kazmierczak and the late Horst Mauz. He came to the United States when he was 6 years old and spoke no English at the time. Werner had wonderful stories of his transition to America and loved sharing them. He was a devoted fan of NASCAR and especially Dale Earnhardt. His home reflected that love, displaying shelves full of NASCAR memorabilia. After Dale Earnhardt’s death, Werner pulled for whoever was driving the lead Chevrolet.

Surviving Mr. Mauz, in addition to his mother Rose, of Greenwood,  are: 2 sons, Jason Mauz, of Kingstree and Jeff Mauz, of New Port Richey, FL; a brother, Horst Mauz, of Greenwood; a sister, Lisa Timmerman, of Abbeville; grandsons, Joshua and Brayden Mauz; the mother of his sons, Pam Sweat; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family on the obituaries page at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Christopher L. Ward

Chris Ward

Chris Ward

12/13/1964 – 07/04/2017
Greeleyville

Funeral Services

     Graveside funeral services will be 10 AM Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Williamsburg Cemetery.

Visitation

Chris’s family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Drawer 568, Kingstree, SC 29556 or to a charity of your choice.

Mr. Christopher Lamar “Chris” Ward, 52, husband of Teri Cantey Ward, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Mr. Ward was born December 13, 1964, in Kingstree, a son of the late Lajoe George Ward and Virginia “Ginger” Hinson Ward Joye. He was a graduate of Williamsburg Academy and Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter. Chris was an avid outdoorsman; loved to fish and hunt, but believed strongly in the conservation of these natural resources for future generations. He loved Pawleys Island and was a true “Creek Freak”. Chris enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He was an entered apprentice of Kingstree Masonic Lodge # 46AFM and a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.

Surviving Mr. Ward, in addition to his wife, Teri C. Ward of Greeleyville, are: a daughter McKenzie Ann (Wyatt) Morris of Kingstree; a son, Lajoe Ward of Andrews; 2 sisters, Bitzie (Herbie) Owens of Kingstree and Laurice Ann Ward of Myrtle Beach; 2 brothers, Rocky (Debbie) Ward of Kingstree and Joey Ward of Pawleys Island; step father, Carl Wilbur Joye of Kingstree; and special friends and family.

Graveside funeral services will be 10 AM Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Williamsburg Cemetery. Chris’s family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Drawer 568, Kingstree, SC 29556 or to a charity of your choice.

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Williamsburg Cemetery

Reynolds J. Smith

08/10/1935 – 07/04/2017
New Zion

Funeral Services

    Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday, July 7, 2017, in the chapel of Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree, with burial in Salters Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation

Mr. Smith’s family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105..

Reynolds James Smith, 81, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in an automobile accident near Kingstree.

Mr. Smith was born August 10, 1935, in Cades, SC, a son of the late Herbert Bejamin Smith and Eulee Kirby Smith. He was educated in Williamsburg County schools, was a veteran of the US Air Force, and retired after 32 years at Milliken in Kingstree. He was a member of Salters Assembly of God Church.

Surviving Mr. Smith are: a daughter, Donna Powell, of Lake City; 4 sons, Roderick James “Ricky” Smith of Ridgeville, Marvin Eugene (Denise) Smith of Kingstree, Eric Jerome (Tonya) Smith of Turbeville, Greg (Brittany) Smith of New Zion; his former wife of 33 years and mother of his children, Sue Smith; 2 brothers, H.B. (Nora) Smith of Kingstree, Arial (Cheryl) Smith of Indiana, 6 sisters, Catherine Duke, of Timmonsville, Nita Mae (Burnette) Yarborough of New Zion, Dell Prosser,  Linda Williamson, and Janie Knight, of Kingstree; and Brooks Jackson of Indiana; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Smith and a sister, Rounette Belue.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday, July 7, 2017, in the chapel of Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree, with burial in Salters Methodist Church Cemetery.  Mr. Smith’s family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Salters Methodist Church Cemetery

Ellen Williams Miller

02/25/1927 – 06/19/2017
Kingstree

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be held in Lester, West Virginia at Webb’s Cemetery.

Ellen Virginia Williams Miller, 90, widow of William Miller, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at her residence in Kingstree.

Mrs. Miller was born February 25, 1927, in Slab Fork, West Virginia, a daughter of the late James E. Williams and Pearl Hamilton Williams.

Surviving Mrs. Ellen are children; Vicki (Steve) Hudson, Patty (Billy) Allen, Ora (Randy) McGuire, Ivory (Pete) Simmons, and Cyrus (Verna) Webb Jr.; grandchildren, Chuck (Tracy) Webb, Dwayne (Jamie) Webb, Angel ( Randal) Lee, Charles, Dreama, Shirley, Shawn, Robert, Londa, Billy, Lisa, Brady, HaLonda, and Larry; and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in Lester, West Virginia at Webb’s Cemetery.

Mary Nell T. Thompson

Mary Nell T. Thompson

Mary Nell Todd Thompson

11/26/1922  –  06/01/2017
Kingstree

Funeral Services

Funeral Services will be 3 PM Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Kingstree First Baptist Church, with burial in Williamsburg Cemetery.

Visitation

Mrs. Thompson’s family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall before the service from 2 to 3 PM.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Mrs. Mary Nell Todd Thompson, 94, widow of Ralph LaRoy Thompson, died Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree, SC, after a short illness.

Mrs. Thompson was born November 26, 1922, in the Dogwood Neck Community of Horry County, SC, a daughter of the late Benjamin Haskell Todd and Julia Armenta Parker Todd.  Mary Nell (or “Mernell” as she was often called by family) was a graduate of Wampee High School.  She received an Associate Degree from what is now called Spartanburg Methodist College (called Textile Industrial Institute when she entered) in 1942, and a B.A. in Early Childhood Education in 1972 from the University of South Carolina.

Mrs. Thompson taught in the mid-1940’s at Red Bluff Elementary in Horry County before she married.  She taught both first and second grade in school year 1942-43 and both third grade and fourth grade in the school years from 1944-1946.  Later with the Williamsburg County School System, Mary Nell taught her much beloved kindergarten classes from 1968 until 1986 (Lane Elementary, St. Mark Elementary and Anderson Elementary).  Mrs. Thompson received the Lane School Parent Educator Award for The Puzzle of Parenting Program from 1977-1981.  She was also a Williamsburg County Education Association Honored Teacher of the Year in 1982.

An expert seamstress, Mrs. Thompson also worked several years for Warsaw Manufacturing Company.  A member of the Kingstree First Baptist Church since November 12, 1944, she was active in multiple church activities, her favorite being a member of and a teacher of the Joyful Rainbow Class for decades. She counted each woman of that class her friend.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her son, Ralph LaRoy Thompson, Jr., of Kingstree. Mrs. Thompson, a “middle child,” was also preceded in death by all of her seven siblings:  Oneida Todd Martin, Laurene Todd Dusenbury, Benjamin Clayton Todd, Breckenridge Haskell Todd, Ella Pearl Todd Willard, William Judson Todd, and Marjorie Todd Holt.

Survivors are:  her two daughters, Eileen T. (Binky) Maness of Kingstree and Julia T. James (Rick Frank,fiance) of Ladson; 9 grandchildren, Laurel Lifrage Wade of Union, Tamara Jane Lifrage of Spartanburg, Andrew Maness of Summerville, Jennifer Ferguson Elkins (Brian) of Simpsonville, Marjorie Ferguson Crowder (Paul) of Mt. Pleasant, Todd Kendley James of Ladson, Benjamin Edward Thompson of Columbia, Michael Scott Thompson of Columbia, and Paul Anthony Thompson (Julie Shahon—fiance) of Kingstree; 11 great-grandchildren, Jeremy Seth Wade (Lacey) of Kentucky, Logan Adair Wade and Nicholas Blake Wade of Union, Lyla Addison Lifrage of Kingstree, Ryley Elkins of Simpsonville, Harrison Crowder and Luke Crowder of Mt. Pleasant, Chloe Thompson of Mullins, Dezmund CorbinThompson and Dylan Xavier Hartgrove of Lexington, and Isaac Patton James of Florence.  Mary Nell Thompson was also the great-great-grandmother of Mason Wade of Kentucky.

Funeral Services will be 3 PM Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Kingstree First Baptist Church, with burial in Williamsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson’s family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall before the service from 2 to 3 PM. Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556. Online condolences may be sent to the family on the obituaries page at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

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Kingstree First Baptist Church

Funeral Services will be 3 PM Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Kingstree First Baptist Church, with burial in Williamsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Thompson’s family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall before the service from 2 to 3 PM. Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556

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