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Lewis W. Ward

Lewis W. Ward

Lewis W. Ward

08/05/1948  –  05/06/2016

Kingstree

Visitation

The family will receive friends Monday from 5-7 P.M. at the home of Bea Powell, 84 White Oak Road, Kingstree, SC.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29646.

Lewis Warren “Lewie” Ward, 67, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

Mr. Ward was born August 5, 1948, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late R. Franklin Ward and Naomi Phillips Ward. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and Florence Darlington Technical College. Lewie was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He was an avid reader and golfer, and enjoyed renovating old houses and woodworking.

Surviving are: his son, Adam (Alison) Ward, of Lamar; his step-sons, Drew and Cary McClary, of Kingstree;  his brother, Phil (Tommie Ann) Ward, of Florence; his sisters, Mary Winn (Danny) McCrea, of Kingstree; Bea Powell, of Kingstree; and Ruth Anne (Larry) Penn, of Pawleys Island; his grandchildren, C.J. and Elizabeth Stephens of Lamar and Christopher Hance, of Kingstree; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mary Elizabeth Phillips and Kathy Gordon.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5-7 P.M. at the home of Bea Powell, 84 White Oak Road, Kingstree, SC. Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, PO Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29646. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

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

Miriam R. Burgess

Miriam R. Burgess

Miriam R. Burgess

03/25/1947   –    05/07/2016

Kingstree

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Midway Presbyterian Church, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Visitation

The family will greet friends from 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.

Miriam Yvonne Reardon Burgess, 69, wife of Lamar William “Bill” Burgess, III, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.

Mrs. Burgess was born March 25, 1947, in Kingstree, a daughter of Hilma Thompson Reardon and the late Harry Audis Reardon. She was a graduate of East Clarendon High School and was a homemaker. Mrs. Burgess was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church.

Surviving, in addition to her husband Bill, of Kingstree and her mother, Hilma T. Reardon, of New Zion are: her daughter, Dana (Quitman) Hand, of St. Stephen; her son, Jamie (Vickie) Burgess, of Kingstree; 2 grandchildren, Cody Hand and Chasity (Kyle) Howard; 2 step grandchildren, Chad (Karri) Hand and Brandi (Alan) Wood; and 4 step great-grandchildren, Keegan Wilds, Paxton Hand, and Jolana and Cami Wood. Mrs. Burgess was preceded in death by a brother, Laron Reardon.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Midway Presbyterian Church, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday evening 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.

Alton Flynn McCutchen, Sr.

Flynn McCutchen

A. Flynn McCutchen, Sr.

08/02/1945 – 05/03/2016
Florence

Funeral Services

A memorial service will be held 4:30 P.M. Friday, May 6, 2016, in the First Free Will Baptist Church in Florence.

Visitation

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 4 to 8 PM at the home of Bryan and Hayley Cagle, 3326 Tennyson Drive, Florence, SC.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, 2624 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501 or SNAC, 825 W. Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501 or online at www.snacsc.com. .

Alton Flynn McCutchen, Sr., 70, husband of Sharon Tanner McCutchen, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Regency Hospital in Florence.

Mr. McCutchen was born August 2, 1945, in Orangeburg, SC, a son of the late Alton LeRoy McCutchen and Linnie Mae Altman McCutchen. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was an insurance salesman. Flynn was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed golf, fishing, spending time with family, singing or listening to Southern gospel music, watching westerns, and being the best Papa around.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of fifty years, Sharon Tanner McCutchen, of Florence, are: his children, Alton Flynn (Kelley) McCutchen, Jr., of Columbia, SC,  Hayley McCutchen (Bryan) Cagle, of Florence, and Bryant Dane (Mandee) McCutchen, of Winston-Salem, NC; grandchildren, Taylor Cagle, Kelsey Cagle, Ansley Cagle, Emily Cagle, Bethany McCutchen, Brandon McCutchen, Gracelyn McCutchen, and Sophia McCutchen; his brother, Al McCutchen, of Sumter, SC; and a sister-in-law, Judy McCutchen of  Sumter.

A memorial service will be held 4:30 P.M. Friday, May 6, 2016, in the First Free Will Baptist Church in Florence. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 4 to 8 PM at the home of Bryan and Hayley Cagle, 3326 Tennyson Drive, Florence, SC. Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, 2624 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501 or SNAC, 825 W. Evans Street, Florence, SC 29501 or online at www.snacsc.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

First Free Will Baptist Church

A memorial service will be held 4:30 P.M. Friday, May 6, 2016, in the First Free Will Baptist Church in Florence.

The Home of Bryan and Hayley Cagle

 

 

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 4 to 8 PM at the home of Bryan and Hayley Cagle

Melvin M. “Bo” Bailey

Melvin "Bo" Bailey

Melvin "Bo" Bailey

04/24/1926 – 04/21/2016
Kingstree

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 3 P.M. Sunday in the Second Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation

The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM Sunday at the church just before the service.

Melvin Melrow “Bo” Bailey, 89, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.

Mr. Bailey was born April 24, 1926, in Cleveland County, NC, a son of the late General Lee Bailey and Olar Godfrey Bailey. He was a World War II veteran of the US Army. “Colonel Bo Bailey”, as he was known in the auction world, was the owner and an auctioneer with Lowcountry Auctions. He also enjoyed gardening and crossword puzzles.

Surviving are: 2 daughters, Donna (Stanley) Scott, of Lake City and Charlene (James) Weaver, of Scranton; 2 sisters, Elnita Jolley, of Shelby, NC and Helen Hullett, of Mooresboro, NC; 2 grandchildren, Kevin (Summer) Landers and Shiloh Norwood; and 3 great grandchildren, Payne Weaver, Asher Norwood, and Trulynn Norwood. Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his wife Doris, a daughter Renita Wilkes, and a brother Edward Bailey.

Funeral services will be 3 P.M. Sunday in the Second Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM Sunday at the church just before the service.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Second Baptist Church

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

Phil E. Hanna

Phil E. Hanna

Phil Elwyn Hanna

11/13/1943 – 04/15/2016
St. Stephen

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Monday, April 18, 2016, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in McClary Cemetery

Visitation

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the funeral home.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Intrepid Hospice, 2694 Lake Park Dr., 2nd Floor, North Charleston, SC 29406 or Tara Hall Home for Boys, Po Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442.

Phil Elwyn Hanna, 72, husband of Nancy Mikkelson Hanna, died Friday, April 15, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Hanna was born November 13, 1943, in Kingstree, a son of the late Samuel McBride Hanna and Marguerite McClary Hanna. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School, a veteran of the US Army and was the owner of Cardinal Sign Company in St. Stephen, SC since 1964. Phil was an avid golfer and enjoyed reading history books, driving race cars, Clemson football and spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife Nancy, of St. Stephen are: his children, Shawn (Jocelyn) Hanna, of Goose Creek; Joye (Woody) Avant, of Georgetown; Joe (Vicky) Brunson, of Bonneau; and Angela (Patrick) Biggs, of Bonneau; 11 grandchildren, Ashton, Kyle, Juliann, Maggie, Matthew, Hanna, Gary, Brandon, Kyle, Parker and Tyler; two great grandchildren, Lillian and Pearce; a brother, Charles (Jo) Hanna, of Kingstree, his dog, Max, and his best friend Moses Shirer.

Phil was preceded in death by two brothers, Henley Hanna and Sammy Hanna, and a sister, Emily Ann Hanna.

Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Monday, April 18, 2016, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in McClary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Intrepid Hospice, 2694 Lake Park Dr., 2nd Floor, North Charleston, SC 29406 or Tara Hall Home for Boys, Po Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

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

Joey N. Tisdale

Joey N. Tisdale

Joey Nelson Tisdale

11/26/1975 – 04/12/2016
Kingstree

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, April 14, 2016, in the Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Sandy Bay Cemetery.

Visitation

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the funeral home.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Drawer 568, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org.

Joey Nelson Tisdale, 40, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Tisdale was born November 26, 1975, in Florence, a son of Jimmy N. Tisdale and Daphne Springs Tisdale. He was a graduate of Lake City High School and enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting trains.

Surviving are: his mother, Daphne Springs Tisdale, of Kingstree; his father, Jimmy (Peggy) Tisdale, of Florence; two sisters, Denise Tisdale, of Kingstree; and Sandra (Roy) Witt, of Florence; a brother, Lloyd (Jennifer) Morris, of Florence; 5 nephews, Creighton Chandler, of Kingstree; Corbin and Colby Witt and Noah and Jacob Morris, all of Florence; uncles and aunts, Dalton (Lillian) Tisdale, Terry Tisdale, and Mike Mitchum; and two lifelong friends, Jason Plowden and Freddie Teal.

Joey was preceded in death by a brother Creighton Alex Tisdale; paternal grandparents, Mims and Eloise Tisdale; maternal grandparents, Rosalie and Kedron Springs and an aunt, Susan Mitchum.

Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, April 14, 2016, in the Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Sandy Bay Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Drawer 568, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church

Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Thursday, April 14, 2016, in the Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Sandy Bay Cemetery.

Rounette E. Reardon

Rounette E. Reardon

06/02/1931  –  03/31/2016
Greeleyville

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 4 P.M. Sunday in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Visitation

The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Rounette Evans Reardon, 84, wife of Allen Reardon, died Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Carolinas Hospital System.

Mrs. Reardon was born June 2, 1931, in New Zion, a daughter of the late Marion and Minnie Osborne Evans. She retired from Baxter-Travenol and was a long time member of McDowell Presbyterian Church in Greeleyville.

Surviving, in addition to her husband Allen, of Greeleyville, are: 2 sons, Joel (Kathy) Reardon, Jr. of Columbia and Billy (Dawn) Reardon of Lexington; 2 daughters, Karen (Jack) DeSantis of Atlanta, GA and Cynthia (Clarence) Altman of Kingstree; 6 sisters, Dorothy Haynes of Oak Ridge, TN, Deannie Thigpen of Manning, Joyce Rogers and Patsy Wilson both of Clover, Diane Carper of Butler, IN and Judy Ard of Florence; 2 brothers, Richard Evans of Foreston and Rusty Evans of New Zion; 7 grandchildren, Corey De Santis, of Atlanta, GA, Wesley (Eyma) Reardon, of Columbia, Joseph Reardon, of Columbia, Ashley (Carrie) De Santis, of Atlanta, GA, Davis (Ruthanna) Reardon, of Myrtle Beach, SC, Holly (Jay) Hughes, of Florence, SC, and Kim (Paul) Bessinger, of Columbia, SC; and 5 great grandchildren, Hailey Hughes, Carter Bessinger, Ella Bessinger, Maxwell Hughes, and Bruno Reardon. She was preceded in death by a brother L.C. Evans.

Funeral services will be 4 P.M. Sunday in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

 

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Funeral services will be 4 P.M. Sunday in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Eunice J Davis

Eunice Jackson Davis

04/25/1938  –  03/29/2016
Greeleyville

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday in Dyal Cemetery in Raiford, FL.

Eunice Lee Jackson Davis, 77, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Tuomey Hospital.

Mrs. Davis was born April 25, 1938, in Glennville, GA, a daughter of the late John Jackson and Nettie Lou Leslie Jackson. She was a professional cake decorator for over 20 years.

Surviving are: her children, Kenny (Michelle) Davis, of Jacksonville, FL and Cathy (Randy) Stone, of Greeleyville; brothers, C.J. Jackson and Frank Jackson, of Columbia; sisters, Lila Gant, Janie Spires, and Antha Williams, all of Columbia; grandchildren, Jason (Mary Anne) Stone, Tonya (Russell) Yarborough, Amanda (Matt) Taylor, Matthew (Cori) Stone, Nicki (Brittney) Richardson, Cassandra Smith, Angel (Jonathan) Flagler, Patrick (Shelby) Richardson, Benjamin (Holley) Davis, Larry Davis, and Rebecca Ray; and great grandchildren, Benjamin Davis, Jr., Tabitha Davis, Heydan and Harrison Stone, Joy, Hannah, and Phoebe Yarborough, Joshua and Casey Stone, Andrew, Kaylen, and Zach Talbert, Nathan Taylor, Ethan Smith, Colton and Shalynn Richardson, Holden Richardson, and Cassidy Flagler.

Graveside funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday in Dyal Cemetery in Raiford, FL.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Dyal Cemetery, Lake Butler, FL

Graveside funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday in Dyal Cemetery in Raiford, FL.

David Matthew Brown

David M. Brown

12/16/1952  –  03/14/2016
Cades

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel with the burial at Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Visitation

Following the service, family and friends are invited to the Tanner Farm House, 2631 N. Williamsburg Hwy, Cades, SC 29518

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Cades Baptist Church, PO Box 69, Cades, SC 29518.

David Matthew Brown, 63, husband of Rosemary Tanner Brown, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

David was born December 16, 1952, in Berkeley County, a son of the late Marion R. Brown, Sr. and Viola Boyles Brown. He was a former employee of Campbell Soup Company and had worked at M&M Country Store. David was a member of Cades Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Rosemary, of Cades are: 2 sons, David Matt Brown II, of Cades and Christopher S. (Angie) Brown, of Lake City; a sister, Janice B. (William) Graham, of Kingstree; 2 special daughters, Donna (Ran) Welch, of Florence and Amanda (Daniel) Miller, of Kingstree; and several special grandchildren. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by a sister Alice Brown and a brother Marion R. Brown, Jr.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel with the burial at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Following the service, family and friends are invited to the Tanner Farm House, 2631 N. Williamsburg Hwy, Cades, SC 29518. Memorials may be made to Cades Baptist Church, PO Box 69, Cades, SC 29518.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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

McIver “Red” Stone

McIver "Red" Stone

06/08/1930  –  03/12/2016
Kingstree

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Monday, March 14, 2016, in Kingstree Church of God, with burial in Kingstree First Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery.

Visitation

The family will receive friends 9 to 11 AM Monday at the church.

 

McIver “Red” Stone, 85, husband of Bobbie Jean Martin Stone, died Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Kingstree.

Red was born July 8, 1930, in Florence County, a son of the late Finnrick Stone and Mamie Miles Stone. He was retired, but was previously self-employed as a housemover, a well digger, and a metal fabricator. Mr. Stone was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of the VFW.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Bobbie Jean Stone, of Kingstree, are: his children, Randy (Cathy) Stone, and Sandi (Leland) Powell, all of Kingstree; grandchildren, Justin (Gina) Powell, LeAnne Duckett, Tonya (Russell) Yarborough, Amanda (Matt) Taylor, Matthew (Cori) Stone, Jason (Mary) Stone, Cassandra Smith, Patrick (Shelby) Richardson, Angel (Jonathan) Flagler, Nicki (Brittany) Richardson, Davis (Jennifer) Brown, Joshua (Casey) Stone, John White, Amanda White, and Louie Brown; great grandchildren, Katelyn Powell, Connor Duckett, Nathan Taylor, Cassidy Flagler, Johnny Mack McKenzie, Joy, Hanna, and Phoebe Yarborough, Andrew, Kaylyn, and Zach Talbert, Haden Stone, Harrison Stone, Ethan Smith, Colton Richardson, Shaylynn Richardson, and Holden Richardson; 3 sisters, Ellen Gaskins, Joanne Coward, and Vera Jackson; and a brother, Jim Stone. In addition to his parents, Mr. Stone was preceded in death by a brother Allen Stone; a sister, Kathleen Nettles; and a daughter, Lisa Stone.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Monday, March 14, 2016, in Kingstree Church of God, with burial in Kingstree First Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 9 to 11 AM Monday at the church.

Kingstree Church of God

Kingstree 1st P.H. Church Cemetery

with burial in Kingstree First Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery.

Vera Bryan Perry

Vera B Perry

01/06/1926  –  03/11/2016
Rock Hill

Funeral Services

Funeral services, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, will be 2 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Spring Gulley Baptist Church near Andrews, SC

Visitation

. Mrs. Perry’s family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 to 2 PM prior to the service.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Vera Bryan Perry, 90, went to be with her Lord on 3/11/16. Thanks to Hospice and Community Care, Vicky, Mae, Danielle, Sandra, and all her outstanding caregivers.      Vera is preceded in death by her husband, Hampton; her parents, Wade and Lucille Bryan; her twin brother William and his wife Mae; and her youngest son, Dan Perry (Terrie). Survivors include her oldest son Wade (Pat), her middle son Gordon (Barbara), and her daughter Rose (Tim). Mark, Jonathan, Alison, Matthew ( Tara),Laura (Eddie), and Michael (Lindsey) are the surviving grandchildren. Also surviving are many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.      Vera was a pastor’s wife and retired elementary and high school teacher. Her sweet, gentle, and humorous ways will be lovingly remembered.

Funeral services, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, will be 2 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Spring Gulley Baptist Church near Andrews, SC. Mrs. Perry’s family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 to 2 PM prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732. Online condolences may be sent to the family on the obituary page at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Spring Gulley Baptist Church

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

Carl L. Godwin

Mable W. Rodgers

02/11/1971  –  03/10/2016
Lake City

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 3 PM, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Visitation

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 PM at the church just before the service.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church or The Royal Rangers at the church, 172 Delos Road, Kingstree, SC. 

Carl Lee Godwin, 45, husband of Cherrish Stickelman Godwin, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Lake City.

Carl was born February 11, 1971, in Lakeland, FL, a son of Lydia Grinslade Kemp and the late Carl L. Godwin. He was a man of many traits and talents. He had a humble and kind heart and made friends everywhere he went. Carl enjoyed fishing almost every day and loved to have fish frys and cookouts for his family and friends. He enjoyed being a part of and working with the boys in the Royal Rangers Club at Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church in Kingstree, but most of all Carl loved the Lord and he shared the Light of Jesus in everyone’s life he was a part of.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 28 years, Cherrish Godwin, of Lake City, are: his mother and stepfather, Lydia R. Kemp and John Kemp, of Lakeland, FL; grandmother, Wilda Grinslade, of Crystal River, FL; 3 children, Amber Godwin (Fernando) Solis, of Coward, Bradley Mitchell Godwin, of Chicago, IL, and Brandon Lee Godwin, of Lake City; 4 brothers, Dan (Sara) Godwin, of Kingstree, Keith (Carla) Leavens, of Charleston, SC, Mitchell (Michelle) Godwin, of Charleston, and Stanley (Scarlett) Godwin, of Raleigh, NC; and 4 sisters, Wilda Carol (Mark) Lee, of Johnsonville, Wanda Godwin, of Lakeland, FL, Susan Godwin, of Scranton, SC, and Jean Godwin, of Mount Pleasant. In addition to his father, Mr. Godwin was preceded in death by his grandfather Claude D. Grinslade,  a brother, John Lee, and a sister, Janet Murdock.

Funeral services will be 3 PM, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 PM at the church just before the service. Memorials may be made to Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church or The Royal Rangers at the church, 172 Delos Road, Kingstree, SC.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church

Funeral services will be 3 PM, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Stephen M. Floyd

Stephen M. Floyd

Stephen Michael Floyd

08/14/1972  –  03/09/2016
Kingstree

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 3 PM, Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Williamsburg Funeral Home’s chapel, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Visitation

The family will receive friends 2 to 3 PM Sunday just before the service.

Stephen Michael Floyd, 43, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Fayetteville, NC from a motor vehicle accident.

Stephen was born August 14, 1972, in Florence, SC, a son of Emiel Louis Floyd, Sr. and the late Mary Elizabeth Eaddy Floyd.

Surviving, in addition to his father Emiel L. Floyd, Sr., of Sumter, are:  his wife, Vicky McConnell Floyd, of Newport, TN; his step mother, Dorothy Floyd, of Sumter; his sister, Melinda (Oliver) Tisdale, of Kingstree; his brother, Emiel L. Floyd, Jr., of Kingstree; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 3 PM, Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Williamsburg Funeral Home’s chapel, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends 2 to 3 PM Sunday just before the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

 

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

Funeral services will be 3 PM, Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Williamsburg Funeral Home’s chapel, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Charles E. Gandy

Charles E. Gandy

Charles E. Gandy

10/01/1946  –  03/09/2016
Kingstree

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 2 PM, Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, followed by burial in McClary Cemetery.

Visitation

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

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, 172 Delos Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Charles Edward Gandy, 69, husband of Carol McCutchen Gandy, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Richland Memorial Hospital.

Charles was born October 1, 1946, in Hartsville, SC, a son of Zulene Kelly Gandy and the late W.C. Gandy. He was owner/operator of Charles’ Barber Shop for 45 years and was a member of Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church. Charles was an avid fisherman, a lifelong Gamecock fan and loved his family above all.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Carol and his mother, Zulene Kelly Gandy, both of Kingstree are: his son, Charles Kelly (Lee Anne) Gandy, of Florence; his daughter, Kimberly (Mark) Vice, of Columbia; his sister, Sandra (Kenny) McClary, of Kingstree; grandchildren, Dilyn Vice, Caroline Vice and Hunter Vice; two great grandchildren, Easton Vice and Kimberly Grace Allen.

Funeral services will be 2 PM, Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, followed by burial in McClary Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree. Memorials may be made to Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, 172 Delos Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church

Funeral services will be 2 PM, Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, followed by burial in McClary Cemetery

McClary Cemetery

 

 

burial in McClary Cemetery

Billy Frank Seeger

Billy Frank Seeger

Billy Frank Seeger

11/05/1978  –  03/09/2016
Florence

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, March 13, 2016, in the chapel in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Florence.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Tara Hall Home for Boys, PO Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442 or online at www.TaraHall.org.

Billy Frank Seeger, 37, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Florence, SC. Billy was born November 5, 1978, in New Bern, NC, a son of Edward F. Seeger and the late Linda Cole Seeger Mitchell.

Surviving Billy are: his sons, Gavyn Cole Seeger and Ayden Cash Seeger; his father Edward F. Seeger and his wife, Kathleen “Kim” Morrow Seeger, of Mt. Pleasant; his step father Edward Mitchell, of Florence; his sisters, Marie Jeanette Seeger, Susan Michelle Seeger, and Kathrine Anne Poletti, all of Mt. Pleasant; his older brother Edward F. “Eddie” Seeger, Jr., of Florence; his younger brother Matthew Ryan Poletti, of Mt. Pleasant; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Florence.

A graduate of West Florence High School, Billy was a free spirit- sometimes dancing to a different beat, an easy rider, and a proud father, who loved his boys Gavyn and Ayden. His other loves were art, music, motorcycles, and people.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, March 13, 2016, in the chapel in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Florence.  Memorials may be made to Tara Hall Home for Boys, PO Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442 or online at www.TaraHall.org.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Mt. Hope Cemetery

Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday, March 13, 2016, in the chapel in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Florence.

John Quincy Ross, IV

John Quincy Ross, IV

05/30/1964  –  02/27/2016
New Zion

Funeral Services

   Funeral services will be 12 Noon, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Midway Presbyterian Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree and at other times at their residence

Memorials

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.

John Quincy “Jay” Ross, IV, 51, husband of Suzanne Jernigan Ross, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016, in McLeod Hospice House.

Jay was born May 30, 1964, in Sumter, SC, a son of the late John Quincy Ross, III and Harriet Geddings Ross. He attended Furman High School, of Sumter and was a machine operator at Embroidery Solutions. Jay was an avid model builder and train enthusiast and enjoyed riding his Harley. He was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Suzanne, of New Zion, are: his sister, Dottie Landry, of Columbia; 2 children, John (Sonya) Ross, V, and Victoria (Timothy) Phillips, both of Sumter; stepson, Shane (Jamie) McCrea, of New Zion; 2 adopted children, Victoria Taylor and Trey Suggs, of New Zion; 6 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Johnny and Harriet Ross, Jay was preceded in death by a step daughter, Christina Tisdale.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Midway Presbyterian Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree and at other times at their residence. Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Midway Presbyterian Church

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

Alton I. Quattlebaum

Alton I. Quattlebaum

Alton I. Quattlebaum

 

 

03/25/1951  –  02/26/2016
Rock Hill

 

 

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services will be 1:30 PM Sunday, February 28, 2016, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, 420 S. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306.

Alton Ivan Quattlebaum, 64, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016, in Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Alton was born March 25, 1951, in Florence, a son of Dorothy Nexsen and the late Conrad Ivan Quattlebaum. He graduated from Rock Hill High School and was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his father Conrad Ivan Quattlebaum.

Surviving are: his mom Dorothy Nexsen Quattlebaum, of Rock Hill; his son David Alton Quattlebaum, of Virginia Beach, VA; his brother Milton (Robin) Quattlebaum, of Irmo; his nephew, Tyler Quattlebaum and his niece Holley Quattlebaum, both of Irmo.

Graveside funeral services will be 1:30 PM Sunday, February 28, 2016, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, 420 S. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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

Ellen L. Lesesne

Ellen L. Lesesne

Ellen Little Lesesne

07/21/1918  –  02/18/2016
Greeleyville

 

Funeral Services
A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. at New Market Cemetery, Highway 375, three miles south of Greeleyville, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

Visitation
The family will receive friends at New Market, across the highway from the cemetery, following the service.

 

 

Memorials
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Box 568, Kingstree, SC 29556, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, or to a charitable organization of the donor’s choice.

 

 

 

Ellen Little Lesesne died February 18, 2016. A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. at New Market Cemetery, Highway 375, three miles south of Greeleyville, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at New Market, across the highway from the cemetery, following the service.

She was born July 21, 1918 in Louisville, GA., the daughter of Augustine Patterson Little and Laura Lee Little.

She was a 1938 graduate of Agnes Scott College. After graduation from Agnes Scott, she was a service representative for what was then Southern Bell in Atlanta and Augusta, GA. After the United States declared war in December 1941, she joined the United States Navy and was commissioned as an officer in the WAVES. In 1943, she met the love of her life, Louis LeMaire Lesesne, while they were both serving as officers in the Navy. They were married October 21, 1943.

Ellen and Louis moved to Kingstree, SC, in 1946, where the two of them became pillars of that community. She worked for years as bookkeeper and office manager for Swain Construction Co. In 1961 they moved to Louis’ family’s home outside of Greeleyville, SC.  Louis died in 1996, and in 1997 she moved back to Kingstree, where she continued to live until she moved to the Presbyterian Home in Lexington, SC, in 2005.

During her 59 years in Williamsburg County, she freely gave of her time to many community organizations. In 1993 she was named Humanitarian of the Year for Williamsburg County, in recognition for her work in organizing Hospice of Williamsburg County. She received the Norah Jones Volunteer of the Year Award in 2003 from Tidelands Hospice. She was a charter member and volunteer of the Kingstree Hospital Auxiliary for 29 years. A former member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, she had belonged to McDowell Presbyterian Church in Greeleyville for 36 years. She held positions of leadership in the Women of the Church on the church and Presbytery levels at both churches, while also teaching Sunday School and Circle lessons. She was given a Life Membership from the McDowell Presbyterian Church in recognition of her years of service. She had been an active member of American Legion Auxiliary Post # 8, Daughters of the American Revolution, Margaret Gregg Gordon Chapter, and Board Member and Volunteer with Hospice, board member of WRH Endowment, and longtime member of the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club. In 2004 she was named Woman Veteran of the Year for South Carolina by the American Legion Auxiliary of South Carolina.

She is survived by their three children: Louis L. Lesesne, Jr., and his wife Tamara of Charlotte, NC, Laura L. Lesesne, of Columbia, SC, and Katherine F. Lesesne, of Greeleyville, SC. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Emily Bingham, and her husband Walter, of Mount Pleasant, SC, David Lesesne, and his wife Kristen, of Camden, SC, Dr. Laura Patterson Smith, of Hartsville, SC, and her husband Travis. Carlen Weselovs and her husband Jason, of Charlotte, NC, and Rebecca Lesesne of Charlotte, NC, and by three great-grandchildren: Emma Louise Bingham, Eleanor Bingham and Kellen Weselovs.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Box 568, Kingstree, SC 29556, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, or to a charitable organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com

Williamsburg Funeral Home

New Market Cemetery

A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. at New Market Cemetery, Highway 375, three miles south of Greeleyville, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

 

Billy F. Seeger

Mable W. Rodgers

Billy Frank Seeger

 

10/29/1920 – 02/16/2016
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

 

 Funeral service will be held on Sunday February 21, 2016, at 2:00 PM in Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, followed by burial with full military honors in McClary Cemetery

 

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

Memorials

 

The family asks in lieu of flowers in memory of Mr. Seeger, please send a donation in his name to: Tara Hall, PO Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442, these are tax deductible contributions, see www.tarahall.org.

 

 

Billy Frank Seeger, retired US Naval Commander, passed away on February 16, 2016, in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Billy was born on October 29, 1920, in McKinney, TX, to the late Edward Frank and Anna Berra Seeger. He was preceded in death by his wives, Virginia Nell Nexsen Seeger and Mary Claire Pinckney Jones Seeger, as well as three brothers, George E. Seeger, Julius P. Seeger, Lawrence W. Seeger, a sister, Rhea Seeger Fernandez, and a son, Julius Wayne Seeger.

Billy graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annopolis, MD in 1943. He then served in WW II in the Mediterranean and in the Pacific, after returning, while still in the Navy, he attended and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Boston. He served twenty years in the Navy and retired at the rank of commander in 1963.

Mr. Seeger held several management and engineering positions after his retirement including positions at National Gypsum Company, Baxter Travenol, M & T Chemical, and taught school at the Williamsburg Technical College in Kingstree. Mr. Seeger was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church for many years, the Kingstree Kiwanis Club and other civic and community organizations.

He is survived by his son, Edward F. Seeger and his wife, Kim Morrow Seeger, of Mt. Pleasant; daughter, Cheryl S. Hall and her husband David Hall, of Benson, NC; 10 grandchildren who he adored, Marie, Susan, Eddie Jr. and wife Lynn, Billy, Jason, Robert, Taylor, Alex, Katie, Matthew; and 4 great grandchildren, Gavyn, Ayden, Cody and Anna Maria.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday February 21, 2016, at 2:00 PM in Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, followed by burial with full military honors in McClary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Williamsburg Funeral Home.  The family asks in lieu of flowers in memory of Mr. Seeger, please send a donation in his name to: Tara Hall, PO Box 955, Georgetown, SC 29442, these are tax deductible contributions, see www.tarahall.org.

Patricia C. Patrick

Patti Patrick

Patti Cantey Patrick

 

03/06/1964  –  02/12/2016
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, February 14, 2016, in Bethesda UMC Cemetery in Cades.

 

 

Visitation

Patti’s family will receive friends 1:00 to 2:30 PM Sunday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Box 568, Kingstree, SC 29556.

 

 

 

Patricia Cantey “Patti” Patrick, 51, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2016, in Clarendon Health System after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Patti was born March 6, 1964, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late William C. “Billy” Cantey and Sandra McKenzie Cantey. She graduated from Kingstree Senior High School and had a long career in banking. She retired from Anderson Brothers Bank as Assistant Vice President. Patti was a member of McDowell Presbyterian Church. She loved nature and the outdoors, especially collecting shells on the beach at Pawleys Island.

Surviving are: her son Drake Patrick, of Greeleyville; her daughter Billie Ann Patrick, of Greeleyville; sister Teri (Chris) Ward, of Greeleyville; brother Neil (Jade) Cantey, of Cades; special friends, Diane Godwin, Wendy Altman, and Candace Beard; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, February 14, 2016, in Bethesda UMC Cemetery in Cades. Patti’s family will receive friends 1:00 to 2:30 PM Sunday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Box 568, Kingstree, SC 29556. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Bethesda UMC Church

 

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

 

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