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James W. Kirby

Mable W. Rodgers

Jimmy Kirby

09/10/1939  –  01/02/2016
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in Kingstree First Baptist Church

 

Visitation

Jimmy’s family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

Memorials

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

 

Son of James Marvin Kirby and Lydia Epps Kirby, James “Jimmy” Whitfield Kirby of Kingstree, S.C. was born September 10, 1939, and died on January 2, 2016.   He passed away at 76 surrounded by loved ones just as he had lived his life.  He is survived by his wife, Annette Dukes Kirby of Kingstree, S.C.; sons Jay (Catherine) Kirby of Kingstree and Craig (Elizabeth) Kirby of Columbia, S.C.   In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren that brought him indescribable joy; Tripp Kirby, Tyler Kirby, Taylor Kirby of Kingstree, S.C., and Allen Kirby and Andrew Kirby of Columbia, S.C.   He was predeceased by his brothers Donald Kirby of Lake City, S.C. and Bill Kirby of Greeleyville, S.C.      Jimmy Kirby’s love as a son, husband, and father leaves a strong legacy of a tightly woven family.   He built a strong family foundation with his wife of 55 years and best friend, Annette.  He loved his sons Jay and Craig deeply and always stayed actively involved in their family’s lives.  He gladly welcomed Catherine and Elizabeth into his family and loved them unconditionally as his very own.  Known as “Papa” to the grands, he cherished them all and could even be accused of spoiling them on occasion.      Jimmy spent much of his life helping others with a servant’s heart.  He never missed an opportunity to help when needed.   He assisted his community by serving on Kingstree Town Council from 1977-1989.  He served as Mayor for the Town of Kingstree from 1989-1995 and 1999-2007.  He also was a dedicated member and Chairman of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments in Georgetown, S.C. for 33 consecutive years.  In addition, he touched many lives coaching Little League Baseball in the 1970’s crossing paths with his former players complementing the time he spent and memories developed with them.      He retired from 39 years of service with Westvaco Corporation in December 2002.   He developed many dear friendships in his years of service that he carried throughout his life long after retirement. Jimmy was blessed to have a second home at Garden City Beach where he spent countless hours and shared generously with his family leaving behind precious memories.   He enjoyed spending his weekends in the fall at Williams-Brice Stadium cheering on the USC Gamecocks.        He was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church of Greeleyville, S.C. and attended Kingstree First Baptist Church of Kingstree, S.C.        Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in Kingstree First Baptist Church, with burial in Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery. Jimmy’s family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 to 8 at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.      He loved his mother’s biscuits flat, his peanuts boiled, his coffee piping hot, his cookies crispy, and his glass full of ice.  He brought positive energy and humor to an occasion.  He enjoyed catching up on the daily news with his friends over coffee in the morning. He was a blessing to all and will be greatly missed.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Cemetery

Kingstree First Baptist Church

Junius W. Swittenberg, Jr.

Junius W. Swittenberg, Jr.

 

02/01/1918 – 12/31/2015
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

 

Funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, January 3, 2016, in Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, with burial in Williamsburg cemetery.

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

 

Memorials

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 411 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

 

 

Junius Webster Swittenberg, Jr., son of Junius Webster and Ann Riser Swittenberg, was born on February 1, 1918 in the family home in Kingstree.

He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and of the University of South Carolina, and was a World War II veteran, having served in the 8th Air Force from 1941 – 1945. He was a bombardier on a B-17 and flew 32 missions over France and Germany, including two missions flown on D-Day over Normandy Beach. He was proud of his service to our country, and his patriotism and loyalty were unmatched.

In July of 1951, Junius married the love of his life, Louise Alsbrook, who preceded him in death in 1976. He is survived by his daughter, Lucie Ann Smunk, her husband, Bill, and their daughter Louise, all of Kingstree, his daughter Cathy Gordon and her son Trey Baker, both of Charleston, his lifelong friend, Johnny Evans, of Kingstree, his niece, Lou Easterling and her husband, Barney, of Kingstree, and many other beloved nieces and nephews.

Junius owned and operated Kingstree Flower Shop and Greenhouses for 50 years and had many hobbies and interests, but dearest to his heart, other than his family, was Gamecock football. He was an avid Gamecock fan and never missed a game, either watching on television, listening to the game on the radio, or doing both simultaneously.

Junius will be remembered for many things, but above all, for his kind and gentle spirit, and for his sharp mind and wit, even until the end of his life. He was a role model for all who knew and loved him, and will continue to be so, and his family gives thanks to God for the blessing of his long and happy life of 97 years.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, January 3, 2016, in Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, with burial in Williamsburg cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 411 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church

Kenneth Gene Duke

Mable W. Rodgers

Kenneth Gene Duke

 

07/12/1941 – 12/28/2015
Clover

 

Funeral Services

 

 Funeral services will be  held at 3 PM Wednesday, December 30, 2015  in the Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with full Military Honors will be in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation

 

The family will greet friends 1 hour prior to the service Wednesday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

 

Memorials

 

Memorials may be made to Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, PO Box 993,Rock Hill, SC 29731.

 

On the afternoon of December 28th, Kenneth “Gene” Duke passed away after his battle with Cancer. His loving wife Doris was by his side at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill SC, Gene was 74 years old.

Gene was born in Kingstree South Carolina on July 12th 1941. He was the first child of Kenneth and Letha Duke.

Gene was a father of three, two sons and one daughter. He was a family man who married his high school sweetheart, Doris, on June 11th, 1961. Gene spent 22 years in the United States Air Force and provided his family with a wonderful adventure living in several states and overseas throughout those years. All of Gene’s children were educated not only in public schools, but in different cultures and geographic areas that proved to prepare them for life’s expectations. Both of Gene’s sons, Bryan and Kevin went on to serve in the military, following in their father’s footsteps. Kevin once said, “My dad is the smartest man I have ever known”, and his friends always said, “If you want something done right, get Gene to do it!”

After 22 years of decorated service in the military, Gene retired and started a new career in education. Gene held three college degrees, an Associate of Arts from The University of Maryland and an Associate and Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of South Carolina. Gene taught high school students for another 20 years before retiring once again. Although Gene and his wife Doris lived in numerous states and overseas, they did settle in Sumter, SC, where they lived for over 25 years before moving to Clover, SC to be close to their loving grandchildren. Gene loved to travel, see new places and new things, so he and Doris bought a motor home and spent a year traveling throughout the United States. They also bought some property in the mountains of Tennessee, where they both enjoy spending time together with what he always said was his second family, their dear friends at TCPC in Tennessee. Gene was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth B. Duke and mother Letha Duke.

Gene is survived by his wife Doris E. Duke; his brother Larry Duke, of Hartsville; his three children; Kenneth B. Duke (Pam), of Wilmington, NC; Kevin Lee Duke (Sandy), of Little River; and Darbie Jan Bufford (Britt), of Clover; his grandchildren; Kelsey Bufford, Garrett Bufford, and Vincent Duke.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 30th from 2 to 3 pm, at Williamsburg Funeral Home, 332 E. Main Street, Kingstree, SC. A memorial service will follow at 3 pm in the Chapel with burial to follow at Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC.

 

 

 

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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

Samuel B. Boyd

Mable W. Rodgers

Samuel B. Boyd

 

05/23/1926 – 12/27/2015
Greeleyville

 

Funeral Services

 

Funeral services will be 3 PM Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation

 

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

 

Memorials

 

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

 

 

Samuel Boone “Sammie” Boyd, 89, husband of Evelyn Bradham Boyd, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015, in McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Mr. Boyd was born May 23, 1926, in Williamsburg County, a son of the late Charles Hilliard Boyd, Sr., and Leamie Fanning Boyd. He was a graduate of Greeleyville High School and was a veteran of the US Army. Mr. “Sammie” was retired from Walker Tire Company in Manning. He was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church where he also was a member of the Men’s Club. Mr. Boyd was a retired firefighter with Williamsburg County Fire Department Station 2.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Evelyn, of 61 years are: a daughter, Tanya (Robert) Bryant, of Greeleyville; a grandson, Robert Boone Bryant; and a brother, Sease (Pat) Boyd, of Greeleyville. In addition to his parents, Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Boyd and two sisters, Sohnya Boyd and Winston Fleischman.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

L.A. Smith

L.A. Smith

L.A. Smith, Sr.

 

09/28/1937  –  12/23/2015

Summerton

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, December 27, 2015, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Smith Cemetery.

Visitation

The family will receive friends 1 hour before the service at the church.

 

Memorials

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

 

Lineal Artie Smith, Sr., 78, husband of Eunice Richards Smith, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015, in Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.

Mr. Smith was born September 28, 1937, in Georgia, a son of the late Hoke Smith and Helene Bryan Smith. He was a graduate of Brooklyn-Cayce High School and was a veteran of the US Army National Guard. Mr. Smith drove for Yellow Freight, RC Motorlines and Trailways as a tour bus driver. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #46 AFM, a Shriner, and a Worthy Patron of Eastern Star #137. Mr. Smith was a member of Summerton Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife Eunice are: 4 sons, Terry (Heather) Smith, Rob (Kelly) Manuelsmith, Hayward (Jennifer) McKenzie, and Mike Smith; 5 daughters, Jenny (Frankie) Wilson, Beth Prosser, Debbie (Rocky) Ward, Patty Green, and Connie Paradis; brother, William (Dee) Smith; sister, Frances (Bill) Carson; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Lineal Smith, Jr., grandson Matthew Bowen, and a brother Johnny Smith.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Sunday, December 27, 2015, in Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, with burial in Smith Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour before the service at the church. 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.

Bruce A. James Sr.

Mable W. Rodgers

Bruce A. James, Sr.

 

09/11/1942 – 12/19/2015
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

 

A memorial service will be held at Mr. James’ home on Saturday December 26, 2015.

 

 

Bruce Allen James, 73, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. James was born September 11, 1942, in Martins Ferry, OH. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and was retired from CSX as a conductor.

Surviving are: his wife, Pam Snipes James; a son, Bruce A. James, Jr.; 2 daughters, Kim Carman and Melissa Morales; a step daughter, Beverly Baum; 2 grandchildren, Brittany Cantrell and Christopher Carman; and a sister, Pam Patterson.

A memorial service will be held at Mr. James’ home on Saturday December 26, 2015.

 

William R. “Bill” Arnold II

Mable W. Rodgers

 

11/28/1948 – 12/16/2015
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

 

Funeral services will be 6 PM Sunday, December 20, 2015, in Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 Sunday evening before the service.

 

Memorials

 

Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

 

 

William Roy “Bill” Arnold II, 67, husband of Rachel G. Arnold, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Arnold was born November 28, 1948 in Concordia, Kansas, a son of the late William Roy and Evelyn Louise Canfield Arnold. He was a veteran of the US Army and was a retired long distance truck driver. He was a graduate of Cloud County Community College in Kansas. “Mr. Bill” was a member of the VFW, American Legion and was a Gideon. He was an active member of Kingstree United Methodist Church and loved playing with his grandchildren.

Surviving are: his wife, Rachel; his children, Rex Arnold, of Kansas, Sandy A. Melton, of Hartsville, William and Sandi Arnold, of Kingstree; six grandchildren, Taylor Brianna Melton, Trenton Wayne Melton, Aiden Connor Melton, Justin Brice (Jamie) Gaymon, William Zachary Arnold and Hunter Skye Yates; six brothers and sisters, Peggy (Jim) Robinson, Lonnie (Mary-Jo) Arnold, Andy (Marijka) Arnold, Melissa Denton, Michael Scott (Nerissa) Arnold, and Angie (Mark) Catron, and a sister in law , Minda Arnold. In addition to his parents, Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Nicholas Arnold and Jannie Shelton.

Funeral services will be 6 PM Sunday, December 20, 2015, in Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 Sunday evening before the service. Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Helen Reid Barker Kellahan

Mable W. Rodgers

Helen Reid B. Kellahan

 

04/24/1925  –  12/09/2015
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

There will be a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Williamsburg Cemetery on Sunday, December 13, 2015 followed by a memorial service at 3:00 PM at Kingstree Presbyterian Church.

 

Visitation

The family will receive friends following the memorial service at her home.

 

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Kingstree Presbyterian Church, PO Box 904, Kingstree, SC 29556; Tidelands Hospice, 1139 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440, Williamsburg Academy, 1000 Sandy Bay Road, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Williamsburg Regional Hospital, 500 Nelson Blvd., Kingstree, SC 29556.

 

Helen Reid Barker Kellahan, wife of the late Richard Herman Kellahan, died peacefully at home on December 9, 2015. She was born April 24, 1925, to Prentice Reid and Ida Thelma Britt Barker in Lumberton, NC, graduated from Lumberton High School and Coker College. She is survived by three sons, Richard Herman (Nancy) Kellahan, Kenneth Reid (Joni) Kellahan, and Christopher Patrick (Jennifer) Kellahan and daughter-in-law, Emily Louisa Tiller Kellahan, all of Kingstree. Also surviving her are one sister Kathleen Barker Evans of Kingstree, one brother Prentice Reid Barker (Kathy) of Hope Mills, NC, twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was pre-deceased by her second son, John Russell Kellahan, her grand-daughter, Reid Louise Kellahan and four brothers, Pitman Warwick Barker, John Alexander Barker, Ernest Knox Barker and Horace Russell Barker.

Helen Reid was a charter member of the Kingstree Presbyterian Church in Kingstree and was an active member, especially through the Women In the Church and its hospitality committee.  She taught in the public schools and was later instrumental in the formation of Williamsburg Academy in 1969 where she is remembered for teaching English as well as being involved in administration. The Garden Makers Garden Club and her personal gardening held a special place in her heart as well.

The family would like to acknowledge and express their deep gratitude to Elizabeth McKenzie, Laura  McFadden, Delores McFadden, Victoria Scott, Diana Barr, Ruth Murphy and Charlotte McGee for the devoted  loving care they provided for  their mother  as well as their father.

There will be a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Williamsburg Cemetery on Sunday, December 13, 2015 followed by a memorial service at 3:00 PM at Kingstree Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at her home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Kingstree Presbyterian Church, PO Box 904, Kingstree, SC 29556; Tidelands Hospice, 1139 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440, Williamsburg Academy, 1000 Sandy Bay Road, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Williamsburg Regional Hospital, 500 Nelson Blvd., Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Williamsburg Cemetery

 

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

 

Kingstree Presbyterian Church

 

 

 

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice

 

George H. Culler

Mable W. Rodgers

George H. Culler

 

04/22/1926 – 12/08/2015
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

 

   Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Friday, December 11, 2015, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.

 

Memorials

 

Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or to a charity of one’s choice.

 

 

George Harmon Culler, 89, widower of Mary Neal Inabinet Culler, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015, in Southland Healthcare Center in Florence.

Mr. Culler was born April 22, 1926, in Orangeburg, SC, a son of the late Julian Wesley Culler and Elizabeth “Leize” Simmons Culler. He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy and was retired as co-owner and President of Kingstree Electric & Supply. “Mr. George” was a Mason and a Shriner and was an active member of Kingstree United Methodist Church where he enjoyed all activities, especially those with the seniors.

Surviving are: his daughter, Ann Culler Mims, of Kingstree; 2 grandsons, Kevin Wayne (Maggie) Mims, of John’s Island, SC and Bryan Culler Mims, of Georgetown, SC; 3 great grandchildren, Hudson, Abbott, and Alden Mims; sister, Rebekah “Tootsie” Gilliam, of Mt. Pleasant, SC; brother, Julian Wesley “Jack” (Frances) Culler, Jr., of Irmo, SC; and special friend, Marian Coker, of Kingstree. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Culler was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Wayne Mims.

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Friday, December 11, 2015, in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Kingstree Memorial Gardens

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

Mary McClary Brown

Mable W. Rodgers

Mary M. Brown

 

06/30/1950  –  12/06/2015
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, December 9, 2015, in McClary Cemetery

 

Visitation

Mrs. Brown’s family will receive friends following the service at Millwood Community Center in Millwood.

 

Memorials

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

 

Mary Elizabeth McClary Brown, 65, wife of Ronald “Ronnie” Brown, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015, at her residence after an illness.

Mrs. Brown was born June 30, 1950, in Kingstree, a daughter of Mae Dell McKnight McClary and the late William Julius McClary. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was a homemaker. Mary was a member of Millwood United Methodist Church.

Surviving, in addition to her mother Mae Dell and her husband Ronnie, both of Kingstree, are : her daughter, Ashley Henderson, of Pelzer; 3 grandchildren, Whitney Snowden, of Gainesville, GA, Jacob Snowden, of Johnsonville, and Keaton Windham, of Lamar; her sister, Wanda Holliday, of Kingstree; and her brother, William J. (Mary) McClary, Jr., of Kingstree. In addition to her father, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Debbie McClary.

Graveside funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, December 9, 2015, in McClary Cemetery. Mrs. Brown’s family will receive friends following the service at Millwood Community Center in Millwood. Memorials may be made St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

McClary Cemetery

 

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

 

Anthony Howard Sherman

Mable W. Rodgers

 

05/16/1965  –  11/30/2015
Manning

 

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Sherman will be 2 P.M. Friday in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. A memorial service for Mr. Sherman will be 3 PM Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Midway Baptist Church, Plowden Mill Road, Sumter, SC.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Manning 49 W. Boyce St. Manning, SC 29102.

 

Anthony Howard “Amp” Sherman, 50, died Monday, November 30, 2015 from injuries received in an auto accident. His wife, Donna Tisdale Sherman also died in the accident.

Mr. Sherman was born May 16, 1965 in Clarendon Co., a son of the late Joseph Herman and Sarah Frances Bridwell Sherman. He was a graduate of Manning High School and was the owner/manager of a Firestone retail store in North Carolina. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Manning.

Surviving are his daughter Ashley (Donte Grant) Sherman of Dalzell; brothers Brad (Becky) Sherman and Donnie (Brenda) Sherman of Sumter; sister Nona (Dave) Jordan of North Carolina; step-daughter Amanda (Jacob) Christmas of Kingstree; step-son Alan (Laurin) McKnight of Kingstree; 3 grandchildren Gabriella Grant, Jake Christmas, and Savannah McKnight; and a nephew, Donald Sherman, of Manning. In addition to his parents, Anthony was preceded in death by a niece, Angela Sherman and a nephew, Shane Mouzon.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Sherman will be 2 P.M. Friday in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. A memorial service for Mr. Sherman will be 3 PM Sunday, December 6, 2015, in Midway Baptist Church, Plowden Mill Road, Sumter, SC. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Manning 49 W. Boyce St. Manning, SC 29102.

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

Donna T. Sherman

Mable W. Rodgers

Donna Tisdale Sherman

 

03/30/1965  –  11/30/2015
Kingstree

 

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Sherman will be 2 P.M. Friday in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church

 

Donna Renee Tisdale Sherman, 50, died Monday, November 30, 2015, from injuries received in an auto accident. Her husband, Anthony H. Sherman also died in the accident.

Mrs. Sherman was born March 30, 1965, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of Furman and Carolyn Langley Tisdale. She was a graduate of Williamsburg County schools and was a homemaker.

Surviving, in addition to her parents of Kingstree, are : a daughter, Amanda (Jacob) Christmas of Kingstree; a son, Alan (Lauren) McKnight of Kingstree; step-daughter, Ashley Sherman of Dalzell; brothers, Chris Tisdale and Grady (Mary) Tisdale, both of Kingstree; 3 grandchildren, Jake Christmas, Savannah McKnight and Gabriella Grant.

Graveside funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Sherman will be 2 P.M. Friday in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

 

Graveside funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Sherman will be 2 P.M. Friday in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Addie Dennis Thigpen

Addie Bell D. Thigpen

Addie Thigpen

 

01/14/1941  –  11/26/2015

Lane

 

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 6 PM Saturday, November 28, 2015, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Visitation

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to the Kingstree Nursing Facility, 401 Nelson Blvd, Kingstree, SC 29556.

 

 

 

Addie Bell Dennis Thigpen, 74, died Thursday, November 26, 2015, in the Kingstree Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Thigpen was born January 14, 1941, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late French Dennis and Hattie Thames Dennis. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was a clerk at Williamsburg County Magistrate’s Office. Mrs. Addie was a member of the Assembly of God Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Mae (Mac) McCants and a brother Ted (Nell)  Dennis.

Surviving are: her children, Charlie Don (Lisa) Thigpen, of Alexandra, VA; Pamela “Jean” (Smitty) Wrenn, of Lane; and Bobby “Joe” (Traci) Thigpen, of Marion; her siblings, Evelyn (Buddy) Gaskins; Jack Dennis, and Randy Dennis; 10 grandchildren, Jeramy (Becky) Thigpen, Andrew (Sarah) Thigpen, Jessica (Rob) Conder, Summer (Joey) McDaniel, Nick (Nicole) Thigpen, Josh (Lelia) Smith, Matthew Smith, Rachel (Armin) Guldalian, Shannon (Brad) Byrd and Greg (Christi) Lee; 20 great grandchildren, Gavin Thigpen, Gabriel Thigpen, Garrison Thigpen, Corbin Thigpen, Jenson McDaniel, Maximus Conder, Stell Conder, Presley Conder, Jackson Conder, Brinlee Thigpen, Layton Thigpen, Maxwell Smith, David Smith, Ashley Smith, Kane Smith, Kaos Smith, Indi Guldalian, Arie Guldalian, Jacob Lee and Greg Lee.

Funeral services will be 6 PM Saturday, November 28, 2015, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Kingstree Nursing Facility, 401 Nelson Blvd, Kingstree, SC 29556.

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

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Williamsburg Funeral Home

Funeral services will be 6 PM Saturday, November 28, 2015, in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Kingstree Nursing Facility

Memorials may be made to the Kingstree Nursing Facility, 401 Nelson Blvd, Kingstree, SC 29556.

 

 

Wanda Ward Powell

Mable W. Rodgers

Wanda W. Powell

06/26/1953  –  11/21/2015

Andrews

 

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, November 23, 2015, in Gourdines Chapel Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation

. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday at Gourdines Chapel.

 

Wanda Ward Powell, 62, widow of James Powell, died Saturday, November 21, 2015, in McLeod Hospice House surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Powell was born June 26, 1953, in Georgetown County, a daughter of the late Talley “Doc” Ward and Juanita Lambert Ward. She was a homemaker and attended Gourdines Chapel Church. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a nephew Timothy West.

Surviving are: her daughters, Melissa (Kevin Hartley) Bowers of Louisiana and Amanda (Joseph) Phillips of Kingstree; her son, James “Bubba” (Jodi Lambert) Turner of Andrews; her sister, Geraldine (Adman) West of Andrews; 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; her special friend, Sammie Cooper of Georgetown; and 1 niece and 1 nephew.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, November 23, 2015, in Gourdines Chapel Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday at the church.

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

Gourdines Chapel

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday

Julius Pendergrass “J.P.” Gamble

Mable W. Rodgers

 

04/11/1928  –  11/19/2015

Lane

 

 

Funeral Services

A Memorial Service will be held at the Greeleyville United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 22 at 2pm followed by burial in the New Market Cemetery.

 

Visitation

Visiting hours will be at the Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree on Saturday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

 

 

Memorials

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greeleyville United Methodist Church, PO Box 247, Greeleyville, SC 29056.

 

Julius Pendergrass (J.P.) Gamble, Sr., 87, of Lane, SC died peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2015 after a brief illness.

He was born on April 11, 1928, to Samuel Wayne and Theresa Register Gamble in the Gourdin community near Lane, SC.  He was predeceased by his older brother, S. Wayne Gamble, Jr.; his sister, Blanche Gamble (Alton) McCullough; and his son, David Ford Gamble.

He was educated in Greeleyville schools and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in business administration in 1950.  At USC, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.  He was an avid Gamecocks fan throughout his life, and enjoyed attending their football games and flying to their bowl games.

After college, he returned to the Gourdin area to join his father on the family farm.  In addition to farming, he would later work for the US Department of Agriculture and in the Williamsburg County Economic Development Office as Economic Development Director and Grants Administrator.

He married Eunice Temple Ford of Holly Hill, SC on July 18, 1952, and they celebrated 63 years of marriage together this summer.

He greatly enjoyed aviation, and as a private pilot he logged nearly 7,000 hours of flight time.  He earned his instrument and multi-engine ratings, and he flew until he was 76 years old.  He was a member of the Quiet Birdmen aviation society.

He was most proud of the four generations of pilots in the Gamble family beginning with his father, S. Wayne Gamble in the 1930s, followed by himself, his sons David and Larry Gamble, and his grandson, Stuart Gamble.

He was instrumental in the development of the Williamsburg County Airport, and secured many grants for its construction.

“Mr. JP”, as he was affectionately known, was devoted to his family, his faith, his friends, his farm and his community.

He was a lifelong member of the Greeleyville United Methodist Church and served the church in many capacities including as chairman of the Board of Trustees, and president of the cemetery commission.

He was also a Mason and was recently honored with his 60-year certification.  He served as the Lodge Master for two terms.

He served in the South Carolina Army National Guard, and attained the rank of Captain in the Field Artillery Company in Kingstree.

He was active in the Kingstree Rotary Club, and served two terms as president.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice; his son Julius P. (Jay) Gamble, Jr and wife Jane of Sunapee, NH; his daughter-in-law Cynthia (Cindy) Cranford Gamble of Greensboro, NC, wife of his late son David Ford Gamble; his daughter Catherine Claire (Cathy) Gamble of Lane, SC; and his son William Lawrence (Larry) Gamble and wife Edith of Milwaukee, WI.

He is survived by eight grandchildren: Sarah Gamble (Jesse) Lamas and Caroline Gamble; Stuart, Andrew and Christopher Gamble; and, Whitney, Theresa and William (Billy) Gamble, Jr.  He is also survived by five nieces and nephews: Kay Gamble Molnar, S. Wayne Gamble, III, Louise Gamble Murray, Theresa Gamble, and Alton H. McCullough, Jr. in addition to many cousins and extended family members.

A memorial service will be held at the Greeleyville United Methodist Church in Greeleyville on Sunday, November 22 at 2:00pm followed by burial in the New Market Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be at the Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree on Saturday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greeleyville United Methodist Church, PO Box 247, Greeleyville, SC 29056. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.

 

Williamsburg Funeral Home

Visiting hours will be at the Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree on Saturday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

 

New Market Cemetery

A Memorial Service will be held at the Greeleyville United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 22 at 2pm followed by burial in the New Market Cemetery.

Greeleyville United Methodist Church

A Memorial Service will be held at the Greeleyville United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 22 at 2pm followed by burial in the New Market Cemetery.

 

S. Kelly Williamson

Samuel Kelly Williamson

Samuel Kelly Williamson

11/20/1990  –  11/17/2015

Kingstree

 

 

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Saturday, November 21, in the Kingstree United Methodist Church with burial in Williamson Cemetery.

 

Visitation

Kelly’s family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Kingstree Community Youth or Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Williamson Cemetery, 325 Birchwood Drive, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Samuel Kelly Williamson, 24, husband of Hannah Hatch Williamson died Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

Mr. Williamson was born November 20, 1990, in Florence, a son of Al and Pam Godwin Williamson. He was a graduate of Williamsburg Academy and Clemson University. He was employed by Crop Production Services in Kingstree and was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church. Kelly loved talking with his friends and family and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, playing guitar, song writing, playing golf, all things to do with farming and playing games. Kelly was preceded in death by his grandfathers Sammy Godwin and Bubba Williamson.

Surviving are his wife Hannah Hatch Williamson; his parents Al and Pam Williamson; his brother Tripp Williamson; his sister Meg Williamson; his grandmothers Judy Godwin and Davyne Williamson; his father and mother in law, Randy and Sara Hatch; and his brother in law, Zach Hatch.

Funeral services will be 2 P.M. Saturday, November 21, in the Kingstree United Methodist Church with burial in Williamson Cemetery. Kelly’s family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingstree Community Youth or Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Williamson Cemetery, 325 Birchwood Drive, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Williamsburg Funeral Home

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday

Williamson Cemetery

with burial in Williamson Cemetery.

Kingstree United Methodist Church

 

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice

 

Elizabeth “Libby” M. Tarte

Mable W. Rodgers

 

10/13/1932 – 11/16/2015

Kingstree

 

 

Funeral Services

 

    Graveside funeral services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 18, 2015, in McClary Cemetery.

 

Visitation

 

No Visitation

 

Memorials

 

Memorials may be made to Millwood United Methodist Church, c/o Jamie Brown, 903 Fourth Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 or McClary Cemetery, c/o Nicky Nexsen, 1206 Fulton Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556.

 

 

 

Elizabeth “Libby” McClary Tarte, 83, widow of Gerald J. Tarte, passed away Monday, November 16, 2015, in McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Tarte was born October 13, 1932, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late J.E. McClary and Wilma Strong McClary. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and Columbia Business College, and was a long time employee of Department of Social Services in Williamsburg County. Libby was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Florence.

Surviving are: a son, Glenn (Joni) Tarte, of Florence; a daughter, Lisa Tarte, of Prosperity; granddaughter, Erin Olivia McEachin, of Florence; grandsons, “Tripp” Love, of Conway and Derick and Kyle Love, of Kingstree; and a great granddaughter Ivy Love. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Tarte was preceded in death by a daughter Ivy Tarte Love Buddin.

Graveside funeral services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 18, 2015, in McClary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Millwood United Methodist Church, c/o Jamie Brown, 903 Fourth Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556 or McClary Cemetery, c/o Nicky Nexsen, 1206 Fulton Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556.

 

Susan T. Mitchum

Mable W. Rodgers

Susan T. Mitchum

 

02/29/1956  –  11/06/2015

Kingstree

 

 

Funeral Services

Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at McClary Cemetery.

 

Visitation

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

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Lane Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lane, SC 29564.

 

Susan “SuSu” Tisdale Mitchum, 59, wife of Mike Mitchum, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

Mrs. Mitchum was born February 29, 1956, in Kingstree, a daughter of the late Mims Nesbert Tisdale and Eloise Tisdale. SuSu was a graduate of Williamsburg Academy and was owner of Susan’s Florals and Gifts. She was a member of Lane Methodist Church. Mrs. Mitchum was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are: her Husband, Mike Mitchum, of Kingstree; her daughter, Michele M. (Shannon) Coker, of Kingstree; a granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Coker, of Kingstree; a sister, Terry Tisdale, of Salters; and her brothers, Dalton N. (Lillian) Tisdale, of Savannah, GA, and Jimmy N. (Peggy) Tisdale, of Florence.

Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at McClary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Lane Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lane, SC 29564. 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

McClary Cemetery

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

Myrtis E. Hanna

Mable W. Rodgers

Myrtis Eaddy Hanna

 

07/26/1924  –  11/06/2015

Andrews

 

 

Funeral Services

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, November 8, 2015, in Spring Gulley Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation

Mrs. Hanna’s family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Memorials

Memorials may be made to Spring Gulley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Amanda Taylor, 2456 US Hwy 521, Andrews, SC 29510.

 

Myrtis Elba Eaddy Hanna, 91, widow of John David Hanna, Sr., passed away Friday, November 6, 2015, at her residence.

Mrs. Hanna was born July 26, 1924, in Marion, SC, a daughter of the late Willard T. Eaddy and Carie Norton Eaddy. She was a nurse assistant at Kelley Memorial Hospital and a housewife. She was a member of Spring Gulley Baptist Church and Women’s Missionary Union. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Hanna was preceded in death by a son John David Hanna, Jr., her brothers, Willard T. Eaddy Jr., and Goldwyn S. Eaddy, and a sister Rutha Lee Parker.

Surviving are: her sons, George W. (Barbara) Hanna and Charles H. (Sharon) Hanna; 10 grandchildren, Debra H.(Eugene) Tisdale, John (Tonya) Hanna, George A. Hanna, David (Kassie) Hanna, Annie (Ronald) Newton, Julie Hanna, Jason (April) Grubb, Dr. Sharon (Tom) Streeter, Susan (Chuck) Christ and Catherine Hanna; 14 great grandchildren, Dustin Tisdale, John Tisdale, David Hanna, Jr., TJ Hanna, Christin Newton,  Brandon Christ, Joseph Christ, Cassie Wright, Carley Wright, Loyd Bone Jr., Kaitlin Grubb, Jason Grubb, Chloe Streeter and Hannah Streeter; her sister, Eula Chalk, Macy Guy, Myra Smith, Juanita (Dan) Epps and Nell Morris; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, November 8, 2015, in Spring Gulley Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Hanna’s family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Spring Gulley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Amanda Taylor, 2456 US Hwy 521, Andrews, SC 29510.

Spring Gulley Baptist Church

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

Williamsburg Funeral Home

 

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice

 

Rhonda McCants Ward

Mable W. Rodgers

Rhonda McCants Ward

 

12/22/1975 – 10/28/2015

Kingstree

 

 

Funeral Services

 

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, October 31, 2015, in Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation

 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree.

 

Memorials

 

Memorials may be sent to Williamsburg Academy, Development Foundation, 1000 Sandy Bay Road, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

 

 

Rhonda McCants Ward, 39, of Kingstree, SC, wife of Johnny H. Ward, Jr., passed away October 28, 2015, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown, SC. Despite battling Triple Negative Breast Cancer for one year, Rhonda’s cheerfulness, spirit, and spunk never faltered.      Mrs. Ward was born December 22, 1975, in Georgetown, SC, a daughter of Michael McCants and the late Ann Jenell Singleton. She was a graduate of Georgetown High School and was employed by Whetstone, Perkins, and Fulda Law Office. Rhonda attended Kingstree First Baptist Church and was very active in the Williamsburg Academy Parent Teacher Organization for many years. Everyone who knew Rhonda could attest to her beauty, courage, and her love for her boys.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 20 years, Johnny Ward, are: her sons, Johnny H. “Tripp” Ward, III, Tate, Teague, and Tanner Grey Ward, all of Kingstree; her father and step mother, Mike and Carla McCants, of Murrells Inlet; her grandmother, Annie Laura McCants, of Georgetown; a sister, Angela (Darrell) Gibson, of Sampit; brother, David (Renee) McCants, of Georgetown; step brother, Robert Orr, of Murrells Inlet; and a very special “Granny”, Diane Graham, of Kingstree. Rhonda had many cousins, nieces and nephews who were special to her. In addition to her mother, Rhonda was preceded in death by her grandfather, Olin J. McCants and maternal grandparents Harry Singleton and Virginia Singleton.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, October 31, 2015, in Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 Friday at Williamsburg Funeral Home in Kingstree. Memorials may be sent to Williamsburg Academy, Development Foundation, 1000 Sandy Bay Road, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

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