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Frederick George “Fred” Tedder, Sr.

Mable W. Rodgers

 

08/27/1932 – 03/22/2015

Kingstree

 

 

Funeral Services

 

Funeral services will be 3 PM Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Kingstree First Baptist Church with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

Memorials

 

Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 and American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718 or www.cancer.org.

 

 

Mr. Frederick George “Fred” Tedder, Sr., 82, husband of Virginia S. Tedder, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.

Mr. Tedder was born August 27, 1932, in Florence, SC, a son of the late Freddie Tedder and Georgie Thames Tedder. He graduated from Kingstree High School and was a veteran of The Air Force. He was retired from Campbell Lumber Company. Mr. Fred was a member of Kingstree First Baptist Church, where he was a past deacon and also former general secretary for Sunday school.

In addition to his wife Virginia, Mr. Tedder is survived by: his daughter, Allyson Tedder, of Kingstree; two sons, George Tedder, of Florence, and Russell Tedder, of Kingstree, and a granddaughter, Holly Tedder, of Lake City. Mr. Fred was preceded in death by his parents. The family wishes to thank the staff at Carolinas Hospital System for their care and kindness during his hospitalization.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Kingstree First Baptist Church with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 and American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718 or www.cancer.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

 

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Kingstree First Baptist Church

 

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice

 

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Margaret Ellen H. Cantey

Mable W. Rodgers

Margaret Ellen H. Cantey

 

08/29/1943 – 03/21/2015

New Zion

 

 

Funeral Services

 

Funeral services will be 2 PM Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Midway Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Monday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

Memorials

 

Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church, c/o Wendell Robinson, 1215 Evans Road, New Zion, SC 29111.

 

 

Mrs. Margaret Ellen Harrington Cantey, 71, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree.

Mrs. Ellen was born August 29, 1943, a daughter of the late Jacob Kinder Harrington and Elizabeth Carter Harrington. She graduated from East Clarendon High School and attended Williamsburg Technical College. Mrs. Ellen was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed putting puzzles together, fishing, and playing cards.

Mrs. Ellen is survived by: her daughter, Peggy Evans (Dean) Holland, of Hayesville, NC; four grandchildren, Tabitha H. Davis, of Andrews, NC, Dean Lloyd (Jennifer) Holland, Jr., of Poquoson, VA, Brandon Patrick (Beth) Holland, of Murphy, NC, and Pauline H. (David) Jones, of Murphy; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Ann H. (Sanford) Roberson, of Lake Junaluska, NC; a brother, Ricky C. (JoAnn) Harrington, of New Zion, and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Midway Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Monday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church, c/o Wendell Robinson, 1215 Evans Road, New Zion, SC 29111. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

 

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Midway Presbyterian Church

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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Oscar Howard Matthews

Mable W. Rodgers

Oscar Howard Matthews

 

09/2/1935 – 03/18/2015

Kingstree

 

 

Funeral Services

 

     Funeral services will be 3 PM Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Smith Cemetery.

 

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, 836 Broad Swamp Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.

 

 

Mr. Oscar Howard Matthews, 79, husband of Mary Elizabeth “Libby” McAllister Matthews, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Mr. Matthews was born September 2, 1935, a son of the late Harley Matthews and Mamie Hudson Matthews. He graduated from Andrews High School and was a veteran of The National Guard. He worked for Milliken in Kingstree for 33 years and after retirement, he was an employee of the Kingstree Bi-Lo. Mr. Matthews was a member of Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he was a longtime Sunday School Superintendent and served as a church deacon.  Howard was an avid sports fan who truly loved the Gamecocks and all Williamsburg Academy athletics. He was a member of the WA Booster Club and supported the Stallions at every home game until his illness. In his spare time, Howard loved spending time with his grandchildren, going fishing, and tending his garden.

In addition to his wife Libby, Mr. Matthews is survived by: his children, Donald “Pee Wee” (Shari) Matthews, Joey (Fran) Matthews, and Cathy (Randell) Thompson; grandchildren, Sarah Matthews, Mason Matthews, and Carter Matthews; sisters, Oddie Mae Belton, Eulila (Edwin) Brockington, and Lennie (Willis) Tisdale; a brother-in-law Billy (Jeanette) McAllister; 2 sisters-in-law, Rose Carraway and Deola Cumbie; and a special nephew Robert “Bob” Carraway, as well as many other special nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Smith Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, 836 Broad Swamp Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Tidelands Community Hospice

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice

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Virginia McIntosh Atkinson

Mable W. Rodgers

 

05/12/1933 – 03/18/2015

Kingstree

 

 

Funeral Services

 

Funeral services will be held at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church at 11:00 Saturday morning, with graveside services immediately afterward at Williamsburg Cemetery.

Visitation

 

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

Memorials

 

Please send memorials to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 411 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org.

 

Virginia McIntosh Atkinson died on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2015 at Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree, where she had been admitted late Saturday with chronic pneumonia.  Mrs. Atkinson, known from childhood to friends and family as Mickey, was born on May 12, 1933.  She was the daughter of Louise Epps and Ernest McIntosh and the wife of the late Dr. Edward Atkinson.  She graduated from Kingstree High School and Coker College, and she was a life-long member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, where as soon and as long as she could she taught children’s Sunday school classes and hosted women’s circle meetings.

Mrs. Atkinson has three children, Robert Edward (Stephanie) Atkinson, Jr., Louise Atkinson (David) Witherspoon, and Ernest McIntosh (Kelly) Atkinson; eight grandchildren, Richard Edward Gamble Atkinson, Virginia Witherspoon Merritt, Jane Gamble Atkinson Diaz, Anne Gillen Witherspoon, Alexander Wellington Atkinson, William David Witherspoon, III, James Mason Atkinson, and Ernest McIntosh Atkinson, Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Celeste Quetzali Atkinson Diaz.

Mrs. Atkinson’s family would welcome your visiting them at Williamsburg Funeral Home Friday evening at 6:00 to 8:00.

Funeral services will be held at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church at 11:00 Saturday morning, with graveside services immediately afterward at Williamsburg Cemetery.

Please send memorials to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 411 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org.

 

 

 

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

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Robert F. McElveen, Sr.

Mable W. Rodgers

Robert F. McElveen, Sr.

 

05/5/1942 – 03/3/2015

Kingstree

 

 

Funeral Services

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the chapel of Williamsburg Funeral Home, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens..

 

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

 

 

Mr. Robert Frederick McElveen, Sr., 72, husband of Betty Owens McElveen, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Mr. McElveen was born May 5, 1942, in Augusta, GA a son of the late Robert Ellie McElveen and Nettie Ziegler McElveen. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and attended Clemson. Mr. Robert worked at Winslow Chevrolet, Rogers Motor Co., Longstreet Chevrolet, Life of Georgia, and taught auto mechanics at Williamsburg Technical College. He was a member of Sportsman Hunting Club and Kingstree United Methodist Church.

Surviving is: his wife Betty, of Kingstree; his son, Robbie (Cheryl) McElveen, of Anderson; his sister, Frances (James) Buddin, of Rock Hill; grandchildren, Mac, Ann, & Abby McElveen; 2 step children, Wayne Dickinson, of Bonneau, and Melissa (Greg) Snyder, of Jacksonville, NC; grandchildren, Zach and Megan Snyder; and 3 nieces, Becca (Jeff) Bowyer, of Rock Hill, Robin Davis, of Chapin, and Rachael (Marshall) Carter, of Seabrook. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Oliver McElveen.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, March 5, 2015, in the chapel of Williamsburg Funeral Home, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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Victoria Nichole McKenzie and Gunner Madison Epps

Victoria Nichole McKenzie and Gunner Madison Epps

Vickie McKenzie and Gunner Epps

 

05/06/1982 to 03/02/2015

12/19/2013 to 03/02/2015

Kingstree

 

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

Memorials

 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org.

 

Victoria Nichole “Vickie” McKenzie and her son Gunner Madison Epps, died Monday, March 2, 2015, from injuries received in a house fire.

Vickie was born May 6, 1982, in Kingstree, a daughter of Troy and Bunny Taylor McKenzie. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was a home health caregiver. She was a member of Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Gunner, son of Drayton Michael “Dray” Epps and Victoria Nichole McKenzie, was born December 19, 2013, in Columbia, SC.

Vickie is survived by: her parents, Troy and Bunny; her fiancée, Drayton Epps, 2 sisters Tina McKenzie of Cades and Mitsy  (Jimmy) Foxworth of Kingstree, 3 brothers Rocky (Viney) McKenzie, Danny McKenzie and Ray McKenzie all of Kingstree, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Gunner is survived by: his father, Dray Epps; grandparents, Mike “Pappy” and Cindy Kirven “Gammy” Epps and Troy “G Daddy” and Bunny “Nana” McKenzie, all of Kingstree; great grandparents, Jimmie Grace Hanna, of St Simons Island, GA and Al (Brenda) Epps, of Litchfield Beach; 3 aunts, Crystal Leigh Epps, Tina McKenzie, and Mitsy Foxworth; and 3 uncles, Rocky, Danny, and Ray McKenzie. Gunner was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Harriett and Jim Kirven.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

 

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church

Cynthia Tallevast Black

Cynthia Tallevast Black

10/08/1953 – 02/23/2015

Kingstree

 

Funeral Services
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Nesmith Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation
The family will receive friends Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 306 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501, or Williamsburg County Animal Shelter, PO Box 792, Kingstree, SC 29556.
Mrs. Cynthia Adele Tallevast Black, 61, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Carolina’s Hospital System.
Cynthia was born October 8, 1953, in Anderson, a daughter of the late Furman Tallevast and Juanita Frederick Tallevast. She graduated from Williamsburg Academy and Columbia Commercial College. Mrs. Black was a hostess at Pier 14 in Myrtle Beach and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She loved all animals, flower arranging and crafting.
Surviving is: a daughter, Cullen Black Ard, of NC; a very special friend, Donnie Kight, of Conway; a sister, Laura Cantley, of Nesmith; 3 grandchildren, Jordan Alexis Black, of NC, Michelle Renee Ard, of Darlington and Katherine Rianna Ard, of NC; a niece, Sarah C. Hoff, of Kingstree, and a nephew, Ray Cantley III, of Kingstree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Tallevast.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Nesmith Baptist Church with a burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 306 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501, or Williamsburg County Animal Shelter, PO Box 792, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Nesmith Baptist Church

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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Junior Leland Nexsen

Junior L. Nexsen

Junior L. Nexsen

CADES
March 19, 1940 – February 11, 2015
Funeral Services
Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, February 13, 2015, in the chapel of Williamsburg Funeral Home, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.
Visitation
The family will receive friends just before the service from 12:30 to 1:30 at the funeral home.
Mr. Junior Leland Nexsen, 74, husband of Elizabeth Thornton Nexsen, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in McLeod Hospice House in Florence.
Mr. Nexsen was born March 19, 1940, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Leland Ivy and Eleida Parrott Nexsen. He attended Kingstree schools and was retired from Kingstree Manufacturing Co. after 43 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Robin Elizabeth Nexsen and 7 brothers and sisters.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Elizabeth are: 2 daughters, Wanda N. (Lamar) Wilkes, of Florence, and Jennifer N. (Jason) Holliday, of Kingstree; 3 sisters, Betty Lou Culick of Scranton, Alma Nexsen of Cades, and Mary Sue Hewitt of Myrtle Beach; 2 brothers, Billy Nexsen of Cades and Paul Nexsen of Scranton; 4 grandchildren, Ashley Lee (Bubba) Richardson, David Adam Lee, Katherine Ann Holliday and Jason Leland Holliday; great grandchild Benjamin Aiden Richardson; step grandchild Sommer Wilkes (Brantley) Broach; and step great grandchild Carmen Marie Broach.
Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, February 13, 2015, in the chapel of Williamsburg Funeral Home, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends just before the service from 12:30 to 1:30 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Geneva Floyd Flowers Smith

Mable W. Rodgers

Geneva Floyd Flowers Smith

07/24/1925 – 02/08/2015

Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church with a burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 at the Williamsburg Funeral Home.
Memorials
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, 836 Broad Swamp Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Mrs. Geneva Floyd Flowers Smith, 89, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Kingstree Nursing Facility.
Mrs. Smith was born July 24, 1925, in Florence, a daughter of the late Marshall P. Floyd and Ella McAllister Floyd. She was retired and a member of Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving is a son, Larry R. Flowers, of Kingstree, and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Floyd and Ted McAllister; three sisters, Gretchen McDonald, Chrystal Bingham, Iva Nell Matthews; two husbands, Rossie Flowers and Eady Smith.
The family would like to send a special thanks to Queen Epps and Rachel Burgess for their loving care.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church with a burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 at the Williamsburg Funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, 836 Broad Swamp Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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Buena Sims Baker

Mable W. Rodgers

Mrs. Buena Sims Baker

GREELEYVILLE
November 5, 1925 – January 24, 2015
Funeral Services
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 27, 2015, in Kingstree United Methodist Church, with burial in Bethany Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery near Timmonsville, SC.
Visitation
Mrs. Baker’s family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Monday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.
Memorials
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Epworth Children’s Home, PO Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250.
Mrs. Buena Lottie Sims Baker, 89, wife of William Calvin Baker, entered into eternal rest Saturday, January 24, 2015, at her home surrounded by her beloved family.
Mrs. Baker was born in Olanta, SC, on November 5, 1925, a daughter of the late John Bunyan and Zera McKenzie Sims. Buena graduated from high school in 1943 and one of her first jobs was as a typist for the supply clerk supplying ships at the Charleston Navy Yard. She also worked as a stenographer for Graham Insurance Agency and at Wentworth Manufacturing as a payroll clerk. Mrs. Baker was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Wallace Connor Sunday School Class and The Leila Epps Circle of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of Three Rivers Historical Society and the Margaret Gregg Gordon Chapter of the DAR, had worked as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and as a volunteer in the gift shop at Williamsburg Regional Hospital. One of her most precious compliments was when her grandson Baker, who was about 5 or 6 years old, stood up in church on Mothers Day and said, “I am thankful Grandmama taught my mama how to be a good mama.”
Surviving, in addition to her husband of 65 years, Calvin Baker, of Greeleyville, SC, are: her daughters, Faith (John) Hopkins, of Conway, Arkansas and Margie (Winn) Myers, of Greeleyville; 4 grandchildren, David Hopkins and Mark Hopkins, of Conway, AR, Marla M. (Timothy) Godwin, of Kingstree , and Baker Myers, of Florence, SC; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by a foster brother, George V. (Eva Dell) Sims, a brother Ray B. (Annie Lee) Sims, and sisters, Lois Sims and Gertie (DeLeon) Weaver.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 27, 2015, in Kingstree United Methodist Church, with burial in Bethany Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery near Timmonsville, SC. Mrs. Baker’s family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Monday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Epworth Children’s Home, PO Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Kingstree United Methodist Church

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 27, 2015, in Kingstree United Methodist Church

Bethany Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery

burial in Bethany Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery near Timmonsville, SC.

Richard J. “Dickie” Blakely, Sr.

Mable W. Rodgers

Richard J. "Dickie" Blakely, Sr.

03/18/1931 – 01/23/2015

Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, January 26, 2015, in Williamsburg Cemetery.

Visitation

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Lane United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Lane, SC 29564 or Epworth Children’s Home, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250.

Mr. Richard Jaudon “Dickie” Blakely, Sr., 83, husband of Joyce Currier Blakely, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015, at Grand Strand Hospital, in Myrtle Beach.
Mr. Blakely was born March 18, 1931, in Lane, a son of the late Thomas A. Blakely, Sr. and Rheta Derrick Blakely. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and attended University of Maryland. Mr. Dickie was a member of Lane Methodist Church, Kingstree Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Shriner, Moose Lodge and VFW.
Mr. Blakely retired in 1971 at the rank of Master Sergeant after 23 years from the U.S. Air Force and received numerous awards. In 1965, he was awarded The Certificate for the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge for performance and loyalty to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1968, he was awarded the D.O.D Joint Service Commendation Award for his service with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, DC. In 1971, he was awarded Medal for Meritorious Service with the Southern Command from 1968 to 1971.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Joyce C. Blakely, are: a daughter, Jane (Ricky) Burrows, of Kingstree; a son, Richard J. (Linda) Blakely, Jr., of Kingstree; a sister, Mary Florence Geddings, of James Island; grandchildren, Richard J. (Kim) Blakely III, Kristen B. (Jeremy) Gilchrist; great grandchildren, Richard J. Blakely IV and Elizabeth Gilchrist. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas A. Blakely, Jr.
Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Monday, January 26, 2015, in Williamsburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lane United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Lane, SC 29564 or Epworth Children’s Home, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Williamsburg Cemetery

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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Elizabeth C. “Lib” Harrington

Mable W. Rodgers

Elizabeth C. "Lib" Harrington

New Zion
February 6, 1921 – January 17, 2015
Funeral Services
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in Midway Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation
Mrs. Harrington’s family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Monday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.
Memorials
Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church, c/o Mr. Wendell Robinson, 1215 Evans Road, New Zion, SC 29111.
Mrs. Elizabeth Louise “Lib” Carter Harrington, 93, widow of Jacob Kinder Harrington, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Silver Bluff Village in Canton, NC.
Mrs. Harrington was born February 6, 1921, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Richard D. Carter and Julius Annie Scott Carter. She was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1938 at Kingstree High School and retired in 1982 as bookkeeper for the Williamsburg County Treasurer’s office. Mrs. Harrington was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the Presbyterian Women. She loved gardening, fishing, and playing cards with her Oakdale friends.
Surviving are: 2 daughters, Ellen Cantey, of Kingstree and Ann H. (Sanford) Roberson, of Lake Junaluska, NC; a son, Ricky (JoAnn) Harrington, of New Zion; 7 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Jacob and her parents, Mrs. Harrington was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 1 brother.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in Midway Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Harrington’s family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Monday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church, c/o Mr. Wendell Robinson, 1215 Evans Road, New Zion, SC 29111.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Midway Presbyterian Church

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in Midway Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Anne E. Graham

Mable W. Rodgers

Jacqueline "Jackie" Anne E. Graham

11/30/1952 – 01/15/2015

Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday, January 19, 2015, in Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Parrott Cemetery.

Visitation

Mrs. Graham’s family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 to 11:30 Monday.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” Anne Evans Graham, 62, passed away on January 15, 2015, at her residence.
Mrs. Graham was born November 30, 1952, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Harvey Jerome Evans and Sally Ann Parrott Masters. She was a graduate of Hebron High School and attended Francis Marion University. Mrs. Graham was a retired Chief Engineer of South Carolina Department of Transportation. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and gardening.
Surviving are: a son, Sumter Graham, of Greeleyville; a daughter, Alexandra (Chuck) Overman, of Hope Mills, NC; four brothers, Jerry Evans, of Florence, Steve (Robin) Evans, of Kingstree, Mike Evans, of Jacksonville, FL, Tom Evans, of Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Sally Evans, of Jacksonville, FL, and three grandchildren, Hannah, Caleb and Julianne Overman, of Hope Mills, NC. Mrs. Graham was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Frankie.
Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday, January 19, 2015, in Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Parrott Cemetery. Mrs. Graham’s family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 to 11:30 Monday. Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

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Rev. Ernest M. Bowman

Mable W. Rodgers
09/10/1929 – 01/10/2015
Dillon
Funeral Services
A private graveside funeral service with military honors will be held Monday, January 12th, 2015, at Kingstree Memorial Gardens in Kingstree, SC. A celebration of Reverend Ernest Bowman’s life will be held 2 PM Saturday January 17, 2015, in Dillon Church of God in Dillon.
Memorials
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Fire Bible, 1445 Booneville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802.
Reverend Ernest Monroe Bowman, 85, husband of Gloria Joye Bowman, passed away peacefully at his residence on Saturday, January 10th, 2015.
Ernest was born in Valerie, Kentucky on September 10th, 1929, a son of the late Younger and Lily Brown Bowman. He grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, graduated from Henry Clay High School, and attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. He graduated from Southeastern University and Atlantic Christian College. He spent four years in the Air Force stationed at Shaw Air Force Base and Wiesbaden, Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1955. He married Gloria Joye Humphrey from Kingstree, SC in 1953. Reverends’ Ernest and Joye, along with their three children, Gloria, Debbie and Sam, served as missionaries in Guatemala, Central America, for 16 years, coming back to the United States in 1979. Reverends’ Ernest and Joye also pastored churches in South Carolina and Florida. Ernest served with Poyner Adult Education for 15 years. Ernest was a loving, committed, adoring and sensitive husband. He was a magnificent, doting dad (“Papito”) as well as a fabulous granddad (“Lito”, “Toto”).
Ernest is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Joye; their three children, Gloria Gayle Bowman-Williamson (Eddie) Whiteville, NC, Deborah Marie Bowman-Nunez (Dr. Gregory Nunez) Dillon, SC, and Samuel Bowman (Jakelyn) Hanes City, Florida; seven grandchildren, Patrick Williamson, Erica-Brooke Williamson, Johanna Nunez, Aaron Nunez, Alexis Nunez, James Nunez and Lainey Bowman; and two brothers, Roy (Golda) and Earl (Aloma). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Allen, Ellis, Younger, Vivian Boggs and Ina Marie Foley.
A private graveside funeral service with military honors will be held Monday, January 12th, 2015, at Kingstree Memorial Gardens in Kingstree, SC. A celebration of Reverend Ernest Bowman’s life will be held 2 PM Saturday January 17, 2015, in Dillon Church of God in Dillon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Fire Bible, 1445 Booneville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

A private graveside funeral service with military honors will be held Monday, January 12th, 2015, at Kingstree Memorial Gardens in Kingstree, SC.

Fire Bible

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Fire Bible, 1445 Booneville Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802.

Kenneth R. Williamson

Mable W. Rodgers

Kenneth R. Williamson

03/27/1928 – 01/09/2015

Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, January 11, 2015, in Kingstree First Baptist Church, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Visitation

Mr. Williamson’s family will receive friends at Kingstree First Baptist Church following the burial.

Memorials

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

Mr. Kenneth R. Williamson, 86, husband of Avisteriah “Dotsie” Williamson, passed away on January 9, 2015, in McLeod Hospital.
Mr. Williamson was born March 27, 1928, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late George Furman Williamson and Lena Padgett Williamson. He was a High School graduate and attended Clemson College. Mr. Williamson was a WW II Veteran, a Tax Assessor for 24 years and an avid gardener. He was an active member of Kingstree First Baptist Church where he was a trustee, deacon and a member of the George Avent Sunday School Class.
Surviving in addition to his wife “Dotsie” are many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Williamson was preceded in death by 9 siblings.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, January 11, 2015, in Kingstree First Baptist Church, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Mr. Williamson’s family will receive friends at Kingstree First Baptist Church following the burial. Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Kingstree First Baptist Church

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice

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Hattie Mae B. Boyd

Mable W. Rodgers
Andrews
March 17, 1930 – January 8, 2015
Funeral Services
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, January 10, 2015, in Central Presbyterian Church, with burial in Spring Gulley Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation
. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree.
Memorials
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, PO Box 421, Kingstree, SC 29556 or a charity of your choice.
Mrs. Hattie Mae Brown Boyd, 84, widow of John Weldon “J.W.” Boyd, Jr. passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Roper Hospital, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Boyd was born March 17, 1930, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Sidney Brown and Bessie Parnell Brown. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School, attended college, and taught elementary school for many years. Mrs. Boyd was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Women in the Church.
Surviving are: her son John W. (Martha) Boyd, III, of Hemingway; her daughter, Denise Boyd, of Moncks Corner; grandson, Caleb (Shanda) Boyd, of Johnsonville; great-grand daughter, Kassidy Denise Boyd, of Johnsonville; a brother–in-law, Charles (Vernon) Boyd, of Hartsville; extended family, Matthew Britt, Hallie Sabb, and Susan Lee; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, J.W. Boyd, Mrs. Hattie Mae was preceded in death by 9 siblings.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, January 10, 2015, in Central Presbyterian Church, with burial in Spring Gulley Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, PO Box 421, Kingstree, SC 29556 or a charity of your choice.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree.

Central Presbyterian Church

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, January 10, 2015, in Central Presbyterian Church

Spring Gulley Baptist Church Cemetery

with burial in Spring Gulley Baptist Church Cemetery

L. Eugene Wells

L. Eugene Wells

L. Eugene Wells

Kingstree
August 30, 1937 – January 4, 2015
Funeral Services
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, January 9, 2015, at Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, with a burial in Florence National Cemetery at 1 PM
Memorials
Memorials may be made to Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 608 S. Ron McNair Blvd, Lake City, SC 29560.
Mr. Lucian Eugene “Gene” Wells, 77, husband of Arlene “Honey” Wells, passed away on January 4, 2015, in Williamsburg Regional Hospital.
Mr. Wells was born August 30, 1937, a son of the late Frank Wells and Bessie Mae Griffin. He was a High School graduate and an Army Veteran. Mr. Wells was a tradesman and a member of the New York Tradesman Union. He was a member of Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, Masonic Temple in Greeleyville, SC and he was a volunteer for the local food bank and Meals on Wheels.
Surviving in addition to his wife Honey are: a son, Dominick Eugene Wells; a daughter, Susan Kozlowski; grandchildren, Nadia and Nancy; great grandson, Anthony; 3 sisters, Debbie Dowdel, Emily Floyd, Teena Smith; and multiple nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thanks to a dear friend James.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, January 9, 2015, at Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, with a burial in Florence National Cemetery at 1 PM. Memorials may be made to Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church, 608 S. Ron McNair Blvd, Lake City, SC 29560.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

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Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, January 9, 2015, at Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church,

Florence National Cemetery

with a burial in Florence National Cemetery at 1 PM.

Margaret Daniels Britton

Mable W. Rodgers

Margaret Daniels Britton

09/19/1931 – 01/06/2015

Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

A funeral service will be held 11 AM Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Union Presbyterian Church in Salters, with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 100 W. Main Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Union Presbyterian Church, c/o Mrs. Diane Boyd, 115 E Brooks Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Margaret Daniels Britton 83, widow of Joseph D. Britton, Sr., passed away on January 6, 2015, at her son’s residence.
Margaret was born in Manning on September 17, 1931, a daughter of the late George Muldrow Daniels and Lessie Kennedy Daniels. She was a graduate of Manning High School and was the Salutatorian. She was retired from McGill Distributors and later worked at Kingstree Fabric and Kiddie Shop and Tomlinson’s. She was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, where she was a former chairman of the Louise Burrows Circle and an active member of The Women in the Church. She was a member of The Red Hat Society and Gardens Makers Garden Club. Margaret was a devoted wife, a caring mother and grandmother, and always loved being with her family and extended family.
Surviving are: a daughter, Allison Britton (Marty) Inman; a son, Joseph Daniel “Jody” (Lisa) Britton, Jr.; 4 grandchildren, JD and John Floyd Britton and Alexa and Britton Inman; special caregivers, Judy Jowers, Donna Patterson, Willie Tisdale, Beverly Flowers, and Abby Moore. In addition to her parents and her husband, J.D. Britton, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Loy Daniels.
A funeral service will be held 11 AM Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Union Presbyterian Church in Salters, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 100 W. Main Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Union Presbyterian Church, c/o Mrs. Diane Boyd, 115 E Brooks Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Union Presbyterian Church

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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Robert W. “Bobby” Tisdale, Jr.

Mable W. Rodgers

Robert W. "Bobby" Tisdale, Jr.

Salters
July 5, 1963- December 31, 2014
Memorial Services
A memorial service will be held 4 PM Sunday, January 4, 2015, in the chapel of Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree.
Memorials
Memorials may be made to St Albans Episcopal Church, 305 Hampton Ave., Kingstree, SC 29556.
Robert Wren “Bobby” Tisdale, Jr. 51, passed away on December 31, 2014, in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Bobby was born in Kingstree on July 5, 1963, a son of Juanita Christmas Tisdale and the late Robert Wren Tisdale, Sr. He was a graduate of Kingstree Senior High. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved his travels and adventures as an ironworker.
Surviving are his mother, Juanita Tisdale; wife, Denise D. Tisdale; two daughters, Carrie Tisdale and Emalee Tisdale; three grandchildren, Joshua, Marshall and Braylee, all of Salters; sister, Lisa T. Williams of Lake City; nephew, Kevan (Crystal) Freeman of Kingstree; an extended caring family and many devoted friends.
A memorial service will be held 4 PM Sunday, January 4, 2015, in the chapel of Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree. Memorials may be made to St Albans Episcopal Church, 305 Hampton Ave., Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

A memorial service will be held 4 PM Sunday, January 4, 2015, in the chapel of Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree.

St Albans Episcopal Church

Memorials may be made to St Albans Episcopal Church, 305 Hampton Ave., Kingstree, SC 29556.

Peggy K. Green Jessup

Mable W. Rodgers

Peggy K. Green Jessup

03/04/1951 – 12/24/2014

Georgetown

 

Funeral Services

A memorial service will be 4:00 PM Friday, January 2, 2015, at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, in Pawley’s Island. A reception will be held after the service to share stories of Mrs. Peggy.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 80459, Charleston, SC 29416-0459.

Mrs. Peggy Kimbrel Green Jessup, 63, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, in Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Jessup was born March 4, 1951, in Greensboro, GA, a daughter of Alice Edwards Kimbrel and the late Charlie Kimbrel. She was a graduate of Butler High School in Augusta, GA and received an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Georgia Tech. She was an administrative assistant with Midway Fire Department for over 20 years. Peggy was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and will be missed terribly. In addition to her father, Mrs. Jessup was preceded in death by her husbands, Hal Green and Jay Jessup and a sister Cheryl.
Surviving are: her son, Charles Bryan Dunn, of Augusta, GA; her daughter, Jennifer Ashley Reese, of Georgetown; 3 grandchildren, Nathan Dunn, Brayden Reese, and Joseph Fossick, Jr; and 5 sisters, Gail, Bobbie, Judy, Terri, and Pat.
A memorial service will be 4:00 PM Friday, January 2, 2015, at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, in Pawley’s Island. A reception will be held after the service to share stories of Mrs. Peggy.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 80459, Charleston, SC 29416-0459.
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Williamsburg

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Alzheimer's Association

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice

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