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Rosa Deloris Carter Wilson

February 11, 1953 - June 11, 2018

Mrs. Rosa Deloris Carter Wilson, a daughter of A.J and Maggie Graham Carter, was born in Florence County on February 11, 1953. She departed her earthly life on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Carolinas Hospital Systems. Rosa attended Southside and Wilson High School, where she graduated with the Class of 1971. She was also a graduate of Florence-Darlington Technical College,...
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Natalie Elaine Wingate Highsmith

January 29, 1948 - June 8, 2018

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Elfreida Ellison Williams

January 14, 1957 - June 8, 2018

Mrs. Elfreida Ellison Williams, the daughter of Jimmie and Marilyn Covington Ellison, was born January 14, 1957 in Florence, South Carolina. Elfreida was educated in Florence County Public Schools. She was a 1974 graduate of Wilson High School. Later in 1974, she enrolled in Florence Area Vocational Center. This is where her nursing career began, and she earned her LPN...
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Verneda Virginia Kelly-Rountree

August 13, 1921 - June 1, 2018

Mrs. Verneda V. Kelly-Rountree was born on August 13, 1921 In Coward, South Carolina to the late George and Lizzie (Eaddy) Rouse. She was the second of seven children. She married Frank Kelly, Jr. (deceased) of Kingsborough, SC in January 1941. To that union five children were born. In addition, her oldest daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Mae Williams was raised by her uncle and...
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Lucille Carter Grant Rainey

March 30, 1920 - May 31, 2018


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Barbara Ann Carter Ford

November 5, 1953 - May 21, 2018

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3 Mrs. Barbara Ann Carter Ford, a daughter of...
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Constance Hannah Elma Robinson

May 29, 1932 - May 15, 2018

Constance (Connie) Hannah Elma Robinson was born on May 29, 1932 in Lawnside, New Jersey to Elisha and Ruth Croome. She met the love of her life, Robert Lawrence Robinson, Sr. while bowling. They married 3 weeks later on June 10, 1993. Connie passed away two weeks before her 86th birthday peacefully in the arms of her loving husband on May 15, 2018. “Mrs. Connie&...
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James Robert Williams

August 30, 1932 - May 14, 2018

Mr. James Robert “Sonny Boy” Williams, a son of the late Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Bertha Hawkins Williams, died quietly in his sleep on Monday Morning May 13, 2018, at Palmetto Faith Nursing Facility. James was born on August 30, 1932 in Effingham, South Carolina. He received his early education at Elim Colored School and Timmonsville High School. He lived in New...
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Bonnie Gail Walden

August 3, 1947 - May 13, 2018


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Jessie Ruth King

September 1, 1943 - May 12, 2018

Mrs. Jessie Ruth Singletary King was born on September 1, 1943 in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Otis Brown and Susan Singletary. She departed this earthly life on Saturday, May 12, 2018. “Jessie Ruth,” as she was affectionately called, was formerly employed as a cafeteria worker for over 31 years with Florence School District...
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Juanita W. Fortune

July 12, 1927 - May 6, 2018

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” Psalms 119:165 Mother Juanita Williams Fortune, 90, passed away peacefully at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Sunday, May 6, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. Mother Fortune began life on July 12, 1927 in Winston Salem, N.C. She was the fifth child of eight born to Bishop W. D. and...
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Carrie Williams

February 12, 1950 - May 4, 2018

Carrie G. Williams, was the sixth child of seven siblings born February 12, 1950 to the late Otis and Elizabeth Geiger. On Friday, May 4, 2018, Carrie peacefully laid down her life here on earth to walk into the eternal presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Carrie was always a diligent worker with a strong Christian backbone in whatever she was involved. She...
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Thomas Will Brown

March 1, 1952 - May 2, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7 Mr. Thomas Will “Tommie Will” Brown was born on March 1, 1952 in Marlboro County, South Carolina to the late Theatmus Sr. and Alice “Dinah” Hodge Brown. He departed this life on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Kuwait City, located in Western Asia. ...
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Leroy Brunson

November 7, 1945 - April 30, 2018


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Marshall Timothy Jordan

October 19, 1965 - April 29, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Mr. Marshall Timothy Jordan was born on October19, 1965 in Darlington&...
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Kabertha Robinson Doctor

September 17, 1943 - April 24, 2018

Kabertha Robinson Doctor was born on September 17, 1943 in Florence, South Carolina to John Robinson and Lillian Meyers Robinson. On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Kabertha left from labor to reward. Kabetrha attended the public schools of the Florence County and was a graduate of Wilson High School. She was formerly employed with AT&T and Southern Bell as a telephone operator. ...
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Antoine L. Brown

November 17, 1990 - April 21, 2018

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II...
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Leroy Griste

February 17, 1920 - April 20, 2018

We gather today in memory and celebration of the life and legacy of Leroy (Grice) Griste, an extraordinary and generous soul. Leroy peacefully entered eternal life on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Sentara Hospice House in Norfolk, Virginia. He was born February 17, 1920 in Marion County to the late Freddie and Katherine Grice. Leroy was educated in the public schools of...
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Martha Scott Perine

October 17, 1924 - April 11, 2018

When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love. You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness I thank you for the love you each have shown. But now it’s time I travel on alone. So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must. Then let your...
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Monroe Brantley

September 8, 1937 - April 1, 2018

Mr. Monroe Brantley (George Brantley, Jr.) was born September 8, 1937 in Marion, South Carolina. He was the son of George and Janie Mae Pigatt Brantley. He was reared by his grandparents, Reverend Eugene and Viola Spivey Pigatt. He departed this life early Sunday morning, April 1, 2018. Monroe was educated in the public schools of Marion and Florence Counties. For a brief...
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Marie Martin Brown

July 9, 1951 - March 29, 2018

Marie Johnson Martin Brown was born on July 9, 1951 in Florence, SC. She was the second oldest daughter of six children born to the late Hosie Johnson and Josephine Johnson. She departed this earthly life on Thursday, March 29, 2018 to receive her eternal reward. Marie attended the public schools of Florence County. She was formerly employed with General Electric for over 30...
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LeRoy Cummings

April 8, 1933 - March 25, 2018

LeRoy Cummings, 84, entered into eternal peace on March 25, 2018 at McLeod Hospice House. LeRoy was born April 8, 1933 in Florence, SC to Otto Ham Sr. and Alma Loyd. He was raised in Harlem, New York, and graduated from Clinton High School. He married the late Delores Cummings Ellis in 1951. From their loving union, three children, Azande, Andre’ ...
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Ethel Mae Smith

May 6, 1931 - March 21, 2018

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Marvin Anthony Davis

November 20, 1965 - March 14, 2018

Marvin Anthony Davis was born November 20, 1965 in Florence County to Evander Davis, III and Mary Lee Allen Davis. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at McLeod Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Marvin Anthony Davis attended the public schools of Florence County graduating from Wilson High School. He was employed at Cornerstone Container as a...
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Ruth Ann Durante

April 9, 1922 - March 11, 2018

“I have fought a good fight and have finished my course. I have kept the faith; I am at peace with my soul.” Ms. Ruth Ann Durante ascended to our creator’s side on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the McLeod Hospice House after a long illness. Born on April 9, 1922 in Florence, South Carolina, she was the 3rd child born to the late Henry and Chaney Durante. There...
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Vernetha Keith Stewart

March 25, 1923 - March 10, 2018

Mrs. Vernetha K. Stewart departed this earthly life on Saturday, March 10, 2018. On March 25, 1923, Vernetha was born to the proud parents of Marion Keith and Willie Bell Jackson Baker. At an early age she turned her life over to God and joined the Center Baptist Church; later as a young adult she joined the Meadow Prong Baptist Church in Effingham, S.C. She also attended...
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Barbara Gaskins Jackson

February 22, 1965 - March 7, 2018

Mrs. Barbara G. Ross Jackson, affectionately known as “Bob,” was born on February 22, 1965 in Florence, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Johnny and Lillie Gaskins Ross. She departed her earthly life on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. “Bob” grew up in Florence, South Carolina, where she attended West Florence High School. She was formerly...
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Roy Raleigh Parsons, Jr.

May 10, 1943 - March 7, 2018

Roy Raleigh Parsons departed this life on March 7, 2018. Born on May 10, 1943 to the late Roy R. Parsons, Sr. and Dorothy Taylor in Philadelphia, PA, Roy graduated from the famed Overbrook High School, Class of 1960, and later McCarrie Dental School, where he honed the skills he would use as a dental technician for Dr. Eric Shor, who Roy first began working for...
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Roleana Renee Brown

May 1, 1976 - March 4, 2018

Roleana Renee Brown was born May 1, 1976 to Mr. Fred Sr. and Mrs. Rolean Barr Brown in Florence, South Carolina. She passed away on March 4, 2018 at her home in Raleigh, NC. She confessed her love for Christ at an early age, and was an active member at New Ebenezer Baptist Church. This was the beginning of her love for Jesus Christ. She later became an active member of The...
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Vivian Delores Thomas

November 9, 1963 - March 3, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." - II Timothy 4:7-8 Ms. Vivian Delores Thomas peacefully departed this earthly life on March 3,...
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Betty Simon Moore

April 6, 1948 - March 2, 2018

Betty Simon Moore was born on April 6, 1948 in Timmonsville, South Carolina. She was the youngest of thirteen children born to the late Floyd Jack and Ethel White Simon. She departed this life on Friday, March 2, 2018. Betty attended the public schools of Florence County. She was formerly employed with Florence School District 4 for over 31 years. Betty was a former member of...
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Adam Brad Davis

January 26, 1964 - February 28, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Mr. Adam Brad Davis was born on January 26, 1964 in Florence, South...
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Laura M. Cusaac

July 20, 1925 - February 27, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Mrs. Laura M. Cusaac was born on July 17, 1925 in Effingham, South...
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Colentary Thelma Grant Brown

November 28, 1938 - February 26, 2018

When I am gone, release me and let me go; I have so many things to do and see. You must not tie yourself to me in tears, but be happy that we shared such beautiful years. . . On Monday, February 26, 2018, at 11:28 a.m., the all wise and merciful Father dispatched a beautiful Angel from the shining courts of glory to summon a faithful warrior home. She fought a good...
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Ulysses Hall

March 3, 1933 - February 23, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Ulysses Hall, Sr., 84 years of age, departed this life on...
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Frank Williams, Jr.

April 14, 1930 - February 22, 2018

Frank Williams, Jr. of Florence passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Preceding him in death are his father, Frank Williams Sr.; mother, Daisy Martin James; step-father, Wilson James; step-sister, Myrtle James Turner; brother-in-law, Paul J. Gardner. Frank was born in Florence on April 14, 1930. He completed primary education at the Palmetto School and...
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Bernice McWilliams Nedd

March 11, 1927 - February 21, 2018

“A precious one from us has gone. A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our hearts, that can never be filled.” Mrs. Bernice McWilliams Nedd, a daughter of Henry and Pauline McWilliams, was born on March 11, 1927 in Enfield, North Carolina. She departed her earthly life on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 after an illness. Bernice attended the...
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Gretha Perkins Burch

October 30, 1933 - February 20, 2018

Gretha Perkins Burch was born on October 30, 1933 in Florence County. She relinquished her claim on this earth life on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Tennessee with her only child, Pamela at her side. Gretha was the daughter of the late Thomas and Pearl Ham Perkins. Her early formal education was received through the Florence County Schools and she was a proud 1950 graduate of...
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Nancy Lee Parks Cobb

May 24, 1952 - February 19, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Mrs. Nancy Lee Parks Cobb was born on May 24, 1952 in Florence,...
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Allen Lee Davis

January 14, 1951 - February 17, 2018


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Jc Smith

June 18, 1929 - February 15, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 JC Smith, was born June 18, 1929, in Jessup, Ga, a son...
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Diane Patricia Johnson

November 13, 1944 - February 11, 2018

When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love. You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness I thank you for the love you each have shown. But now it’s time I travel on alone. So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must. Then let your...
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Roger Edward Brennan

March 28, 1942 - February 8, 2018

Mr. Roger Edward Brennan was born on March 28, 1942 in Yonkers, NY. He was the son of the late William Brennan and Frieda Coverdale. He departed his earthly life on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Roger was educated in the public schools of Westchester County. In 1967, he enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Army, in which he received an Honorable...
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Louis Tart

January 7, 1930 - February 8, 2018

Mr. Louis Tart, son of the late Carrie B. Tart and Fred L. Parker, was born on January 7, 1930 in Mullins, South Carolina. He went home to be with the Lord peacefully in his home in Florence, South Carolina on February 8, 2018 at the age of 89. Louis attended the Mullins, SC public schools. He continued his education by taking adult education classes in New York. ...
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Navonia Allen Johnson

January 8, 1931 - February 7, 2018

Navonia Allen Johnson, 87, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. She was the oldest daughter of William Russell and Mamie Lou Elizabeth Allen of Bennettsville where she was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She later joined Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Effingham. She was a retired school teacher from Florence School District One. She was active in many...
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Willie McLaughlin

October 15, 1945 - February 6, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Willie “Pops” McLaughlin was born on October 15, 1945 to...
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Albert Ray Daniels, Jr.

May 2, 1952 - January 31, 2018

SPECIALIST CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (U.S. Navy Retired) Albert Ray Daniels, Jr., 65, transitioned from labor to eternal rest on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. He was born on May 2, 1952 in Florence County to Willie and Lizzie Davis Daniels. Albert was educated in the public schools of Florence County. On February 8, 1970, he enlisted in the United States Navy, in...
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Shirley Ann Isaac

August 2, 1942 - January 30, 2018

Obituary Shirley Ann Isaac was born in Florence, South Carolina on August 2, 1942 to John Small and Helen Cyrus Planter. She departed her life on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. She attended the High School of Fashion Industries in New York, New York. Her profession was that of a bus operator for New York City Mass Transit Authority. Shirley was a member of Kingdom Hall of...
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Dora B. Brown

October 14, 1942 - January 30, 2018

On Tuesday January 30th,2018, Mother Dora B. Brown , the precious jewel we loved and cherished, departed this earthly life for eternal rest with the Lord.Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Mother Brown, more affectionately known as “Momma Dora”. She was born on October 14, 1942 in Darlington S.C. to the late George and Pauline B. Gregg.She was educated...
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Johnny Levi Frierson

October 10, 1944 - January 29, 2018

“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” II Timothy 4:6-7 Mr. Johnny Levi Frierson was born on October 10, 1944 in Coward, South Carolina. He was the fourth of fourteen children born to Jessie and Arether Echles Frison. On Monday, January 29,...
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Joseph Lowery, Sr.

January 20, 1944 - January 27, 2018

Joseph Lowery, Sr. was born on January 20, 1944 to the late Joseph Lowery and Willa Mae Samuels and the late Mary B. Lowery. He attended the public schools of Florence County, South Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia. Joseph served 22 years in the United States Army. After retiring from the Army, he started his own business. Joseph later retired from his business and traveled the...
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Scott Harold Loreto

October 16, 1947 - January 27, 2018

Scott H. Loreto known to all as “Scottie” and “Harold” was born in Queens, NY on October 16,1947.He was the third out of seven children to Harry and Katie Lee Scott He departed his earthly life on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Scottie attended the NYC school system and graduated from Commerce High School. After which he served proudly in the United...
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Ulysses Jasper Lewis

August 21, 1956 - January 27, 2018

Ulysses Jasper Lewis was born on August 21, 1956. He was the son of Mr. William and Mrs. Lizzie Lewis Blanks. “Baldie” as he was affectionately known, was called to his “eternal home” at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC on January 27, 2018. Ulysses graduated from West Florence High School in 1977. Immediately after graduating, he...
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Geraldine Estes Gee

September 22, 1952 - January 26, 2018

Geraldine Estes Gee, a daughter of Champion and Luella Gill was born November 15, 1965 in Newark, NJ. She attended the public schools of New Jersey. She had a strong belief in serving God and mankind, attending numerous worship services, including A New Start International Church of the Nazerine and Southern Calvary Baptist Church. She was known to assist in the food bank. In...
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James Allen Gee, Sr.

September 22, 1952 - January 26, 2018

James Allen “Boo Boo” Gee, Sr. was born in Florence County, on September 22, 1952. He was the son of Edith Robinson. He was educated in the public schools of Florence County. Mr. Gee was employed with the City of Florence as a landscaper. He had a strong belief in serving God, attending numerous church worship services. In addition to his mother and grandparents,...
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Catherleen Brown Beck

January 26, 2018

The Obituary “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Mrs. Catherleen Brown Beck, daughter of Evans “Rat” Brown and Doll Baby King Brown, was born on November 3, 1950 in Florence, South Carolina. On Friday, January 26,...
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Annie Lee Ham-Woods

November 9, 1940 - January 25, 2018

Annie Lee Ham- Woods was born November 09, 1940 in Effingham, SC to Moses Marine (Reemie) Ham and Louise Thompson Ham. She was educated in the public schools of Florence a graduate of Wilson High School, Class of 1959. “Pee Wee” as Annie was known, as spent most of her adult life in New York City. She was employed with the Department of Social Services as a Social...
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Goldie Delay

January 25, 1926 - January 25, 2018

Goldie Mae Epps Delay, daughter of David and Charlotte Adams Epps, was born on January 25, 1926 in Kingstree, South Carolina. She transition from this earthly life on her birthday, Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the McLeod Hospice House after an illness. Goldie attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. Like many, she would be found farming,...
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Johnny Lee Brunson

February 16, 1944 - January 23, 2018

Johnny Lee Brunson was born to Johnnie Brunson and Romell Montgomery Brunson on February16, 1944. He departed his earthly life on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 after an illness. Johnny was educated in the Florence County Public Schools. He was a 1963 graduate of Wilson High School and a 1967 graduate of Benedict College, Columbia, SC. His achievements included: 1961-63 - All...
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Wilahamenia Clavon Gabriel

June 26, 1938 - January 21, 2018

Wilahamenia Clavon Gabriel was the fourth of 11 children born to Jake and Icy Mae Davis Clavon on June 26, 1938. She departed her earthly life on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at McLeod Hospice House following an illness. “Menia,” as she was affectionately called, was educated in the Lee County School District. She was formerly self-employed as a Private Duty Home...
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Sadie Jordan

April 14, 1932 - January 13, 2018

“Jehovah is my Shepherd. I shall lack nothing. In grassy pastures he makes me lie down; By well-watered resting-places he conducts me. My soul he refreshes. He leads me in the tracks of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk in the valley of deep shadow, I fear nothing bad, For you are with me; Your rod and your staff are the things that comfort me. You arrange...
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Pearlie Mae Cooper McCall

December 10, 1954 - January 13, 2018

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 A time to be Born: December 10, 1954 Pearlie Mae Cooper, the eldest daughter of Mary Ellen Scott Cooper & the late Edward Lee Cooper Sr. a beautiful precious Pearl began her journey of life in Florence, SC. A time to be Educated: Graduate of McClenghan High School,...
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Tony Wilds

December 11, 1967 - January 12, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Mr. Tony Wilds was born on December 11, 1967 in Florence, South...
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Terry Michael Grant

March 17, 1956 - January 10, 2018

Terry Michael Grant, 61, was born on Mary 17, 1956 in Florence, South Carolina to Eugene and Mary Ellen Ashley Grant. He departed his life on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Terry Michael attended Wilson High School and Job Corps, where he obtained training in the trades of welding, residential and commercial painting. He was a self-employed professional painter. ...
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Juanita Myers

July 22, 1927 - January 6, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Ms. Juanita Myers, daughter of Paul G. Sr. and Henrietta Johnson Myers&...
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Elizabeth Ann Kennedy

June 14, 1958 - January 3, 2018

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Elizabeth Ann Kennedy was born on June 14, 1958 in Florence, South Carolina to...
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Ocie Rivers

June 23, 1930 - January 2, 2018

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8 Mr. Ocie Rivers was born June 23, 1930 in Florence County. He was the...
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Milton Ellerbe

May 14, 1948 - January 2, 2018

“He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; they rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23: 3-4 Mr. Milton Ellerbe was born on May 14, 1948 in Florence, South Carolina. He was the son the Matthew and Sarah...
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Nathaniel Oliver Wilson

March 3, 1932 - December 31, 2017

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Reverend Nathaniel Oliver “Nate” Wilson was born on March 3, 1932 in...
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Emma Lee Frierson

June 5, 1941 - December 29, 2017

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Ms. Emma Lee “Money” Frierson, daughter of Fred Frierson and Emma Allen...
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Sally Richardson Byng

December 8, 1935 - December 28, 2017

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Sally Richardson Byng was born on December 8, 1935 to the late Phillip Richardson,...
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Damian Jamal Hunter

October 11, 1991 - December 25, 2017

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; they rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a...
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Bertha Mae Young Johnson

December 11, 1944 - December 24, 2017

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Mrs. Bertha Mae Young Johnson was the first born child to Hamp and Alberta Johnson Young....
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Dr. Carrie Albert McKenney

August 24, 1920 - December 23, 2017

Reverend Dr. C. A. (Carrie Albert) McKenney was born on August 24, 1920 in Lee County, South Carolina to Clarence and Lelia Jefferson McKenney. He answered his Master’s call and transitioned from all his labor to obtain his crown on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Dr. McKenney was educated in the public schools of Lee County. He later completed studies at Allen University...
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Joyce Reaves

April 14, 1957 - December 17, 2017

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table...
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Joseph Eric “Slim” Nicholson

July 15, 1967 - December 15, 2017

Mr. Joseph Eric “Slim” Nicholson was born on July 15, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of the late Eddie Rudolph and Ethel Mae James Nicholson. He departed his earthly life on Friday, December 15, 2017. Joseph attended the public schools of Florence County, and was a 1985 graduate of Wilson High School. He also attended Denmark Technical College in...
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Rosa Lee McAllister Singletary

April 26, 1931 - December 10, 2017

Mother Rosa Lee McAllister Singletary was born on April 26, 1931 in Florence, South Carolina to James Sr. and Queenie Brown Singleton. After the death of her mother when she was age 6, Mother Rosa was reared by her grandparents, Ben and Hattie Frierson. She was the oldest of five siblings, all of whom proceeded her in death. She peacefully transitioned to eternal rest on...
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Pearl Fleming Parker

January 14, 1922 - December 8, 2017

“Faith-Filled, Inner-Strength and Beauty” are all words that describe Mrs. Pearl Fleming Parker. She was a lifelong resident of Florence County, South Carolina, and the wife of the late Henry Parker. On Friday, December 8, 2017, Mrs. Parker rejoined Mr. Parker as she transitioned to her eternal reward. Pearl Fleming Parker was born in Florence County on...
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Altowese Eaddy

July 12, 1937 - December 6, 2017

Altowese Dingle Eaddy, daughter of the late Solomon Dingle and the late Maria Sumter, was born July 12, 1937 in Florence, South Carolina. She departed her earthly life on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. “Wese,” as she was affectionately known, was a 1956 graduate of Wilson High School. She was employed by and retired from One Hour Martinizing Cleaners....
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Willie Edward Scott

March 26, 1935 - December 2, 2017

Willie Edward Scott was born on March 26, 1935 in Florence, South Carolina to Handy Brooks, Sr. and Hattie Scott Thomas. On Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:31 pm, Willie left from labor to reward in Metropolitan Hospital in New York after a sudden illness. Willie attended the public schools of the Mars Bluff Community. He was formerly employed with Charles Ingram Lumber...
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Neverscene Jordan Davis

December 17, 1942 - November 30, 2017

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Mrs. Neverscene Jordan Davis was born on December 17, 1942 in Florence, South...
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Rodney Tyrone Kelley

March 2, 1961 - November 26, 2017

Mr. Rodney Tyrone Kelley was born on March 2, 1961 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was the son of Levance and Millie Christine Griffith Kelley, and was reared by his aunt, Mary Kelley Bailey. He departed his earthly life on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Rodney was educated in the public schools of Florence County. Upon graduation, he enlisted and proudly served his...
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Thomas Solomon, Jr.

November 25, 2017

Thomas E. Solomon, Jr, 55, passed away on November 25, 2017 at Alaris Health at Riverton, Rahway. Born in Elizabeth, Thomas lived in Rahway. He was self-employed for many years maintaining and repairing residential and commercial floors. Thomas is survived by his daughters Rackel Toth and Heaven Solomon; sister, Peggy Solomon-Bergen (Blair); brothers, Timothy,...
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Margaret Helen Charles

December 5, 1947 - November 24, 2017

Ms. Margaret Helen Charles was born on December 5, 1947 in Florence, South Carolina to Linberg and Amy Ashley Charles. On Friday, November 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm, she departed her earthly life surrounded by family at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. Margaret attended the public schools of Florence County, and was formerly employed with Doughnut Dinette. She...
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Bishop Fannie D. Singletary

January 31, 1950 - November 22, 2017

Bishop Fannie D. Singletary, daughter of the late Randolph and Mary Ann Casley Dixon was born January 31, 1950 in Florence, South Carolina. After the death of her mother, she was reared by her aunt, the late Mildred Casley Holmes with her cousin Barbara Davis of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Bishop Singletary answered the...
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Wallace Benedict White, Sr.

December 5, 1959 - November 19, 2017

Wallace Benedict White, Sr. was born on December 9, 1959 in Florence County to Mr. Willie B. White and the late Mrs. Pearlena White. Wallace transitioned Sunday, November 19, 2017 Wallace was educated in the public schools of Florence County. He was formerly employed with Reliable Mobile Homes until his retirement. Wallace was an avid Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Lakers...
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Hattie Lee Bacote

November 6, 1941 - November 19, 2017

“Sister Hattie Lee Bacote” was born on November 6, 1941, to the late Sammy Lee and Effie Parker Washington. She was also the adopted daughter of the late Ms. Mattie Greene. On Sunday, November 19, 2017 she quietly entered her Heavenly home. She was educated in the Sumter County School District. In her early years she journeyed to New York where she worked at Kells...
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Grizzel Thomas McFadden

April 6, 1942 - November 17, 2017

Ms. Grizzel T. McFadden was born April 6, 1942 in Florence, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Obed Thomas, Sr. and Mrs. Fennie Harrell Thomas. On Friday, November 17, 2017, She departed from her earthly home to eternal rest and reward. Grizzel attended the public schools of Florence County, (Gibbs High School, Pamplico SC) Class of 1960. She was a...
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Etrulia E. Williams Frierson

November 5, 1950 - November 16, 2017

Elder Etrulia E. Williams Frierson, daughter of the late Maxie and Martha Williams, was born on November 5, 1950 in Effingham, South Carolina. Our mother took wings to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2017. She was educated in the public schools of Florence County, and was a 1969 graduate of Wilson High School. She was formerly employed with S&W...
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Rudolph C. “Dinky” Robinson

March 16, 1961 - November 6, 2017

Death is not a tragedy for those who have faith. They have passed from a world filled with struggles, sin and disappointments. There is a final and much better place where peace, love and joy abide. Those who sorrow for their loved ones do so needlessly. They have passed through the vile called “Death” into the “Life” which is everlasting. Today, we pause...
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Herbert Jerome Peoples

July 24, 1930 - October 31, 2017

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Deacon Herbert Jerome “Gunny” Peoples was born on July 24, 1930 in...
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George B. Davis

October 16, 1947 - October 25, 2017

Mr. George B. Davis was born on October 16, 1947 in Marion, South Carolina to Kemper and Lena Rowell Davis. He departed his earthly life on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Carolinas Hospital System. George attended the public schools of Marion County, and was a graduate of Terrell’s Bay High School in Centenary, South Carolina. Upon graduation, he enlisted in...
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Quwande Lisbon

October 6, 1989 - October 24, 2017

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Mr. Quwande Lisbon was born on October 6, 1989 in Darlington, South Carolina to...
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Solomon Porter

September 12, 1944 - October 23, 2017

Mr. Solomon “Red” Porter, son of Frances Cabbagestalk Porter and grandson of Frank and Fannie Porter, was born September 12, 1944 in Sumter, South Carolina. He departed his earthly life on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Carolinas Hospital System after an illness. “Red” attended the public schools of Florence, South Carolina. He was formerly...
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Janie Rebecca Richardson Deas

November 26, 1923 - October 14, 2017

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8 Mrs. Janie Rebecca Richardson Deas was born on November 26, 1923 in Florence,...
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Willie Daniels

February 6, 1947 - October 11, 2017

Willie Daniels, Jr., age 70, a son of the late Willie (Boyd) Daniels, Sr. and Lizzie Davis Daniels, was born on February 6, 1947 in Florence County. He transitioned from labor to eternal rest on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Willie was educated in the public schools of Florence County. He was employed with Daniel’s...
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Delores Burrell Moody

October 6, 2017

Mrs. Delores Burrell Moody, the daughter of Dorothy Burrell Kirven, was born on October 14, 1952 in Florence County, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on Friday, October 6, 2017. Delores was educated in the public schools of Florence County, and graduated from Timmonsville High School. She completed a tour of duty in Germany and upon returning to the...
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Eugene Smith, Jr.

April 20, 1946 - October 6, 2017

Mr. Eugene Smith, Jr. was born April 20, 1946 in Queens, New York to Eugene and Minnie Bell Thompson Smith. He was reared by his grandparents, the late Joseph and Naomi (Papa Joe and Grandma Naomi) Benjamin. Eugene departed this earthly life on Friday evening, October 6, 2017 after a brief illness. Eugene spent his formative years in the Savannah Grove Community,...
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John Morgan Myers

May 25, 1921 - October 4, 2017

Mr. John Morgan Myers was born on May 25, 1921, in Florence, South Carolina. He was the son of Mr. Andrew J. Myers and Mrs. Millie Virginia Fleming Myers. He departed his earthly life on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. “Morgan,” as he was known to family and friends, grew up in the small community of Clausen, South Carolina. He attended and graduated...
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William Cummings

December 7, 1930 - October 3, 2017

On the evening of Tuesday, October 3, 2017, God graciously delivered William R.C. Cummings, Sr. from all life’s sorrows and to heaven’s bright tomorrow. “R.C.” to his family and friends -- was born December 7, 1930 in Florence, South Carolina as the first son to Garfield Cummings and Alma Loyd. As a young man, R.C., his mother and brother&...
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