Mary M. Duke
Mary Etta McKnight Duke, 75, died Saturday, September 28, 2002, at her home in Manning.
Born February 28, 1927, in Kingstree, she was the daughter of the late Henry R. and Layton Dorothy Driggers McKnight. She was a retired waitress, and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manning.
Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine D. Davis of Arlington, Va. and Daine D. Dixon of Pace, Fla.; a son, Henry Alton Duke of King George, Va.; three sisters, Nell Thames of Manning, Virginia Williamson of Florence, and Daphine Wynn of Georgetown; a brother, Muldrow McKnight of New Zion; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Joel Lance Patrick Duke.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manning with the Rev. Stephen Bowe officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Omar Shriner Children’s Fund, 176 Patriots Point, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
David Epps Sr., 81, husband of Lucinda Goodman Epps, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002, at Lake Marion Nursing Facility.
Born January 3, 1921, in the Alcolu section of Clarendon County, he was the son of the late Doc Epps and Lillie McFadden Epps. He attended Clarendon County public schools. In his youth, he joined Green Hill Baptist Church in Alcolu, where he was a member of the trustee board, served as president of the senior usher board, a member of the YMCA No. .22 and the Green Hill Masonic Lodge No. 439. He retired from Georgia-Pacific after 43 years of employment.
Survivors besides his wife of the home include two sons, Alonza Epps and his wife, Rosa, and Edward Epps and his wife, Odessa, of Manning; three daughters, Ruth Murray of the home, Barbara James and her husband, Willie, of Sumter and Deloris Fiall of Charleston; three sisters, Charlotte Allen and Ameila Epps of Sumter, and Anna Terry of New York City; three grandchildren he reared as his own, Evelyn Davis and her husband, Lawrence, of Atlanta, Melissa Pasley and her husband, Kelvin, of Manning and Melinda Epps of the home; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Epps Jr.; three brothers; and three sisters.
Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Green Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hudley, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. William J. Frierson.
Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery.
Green Hill Lodge No. 439 served as pallbearers.
Great-grandchildren and the senior ushers served as floral bearers.
James B. Fletcher
James Bennett Fletcher, 90, widower of Gladys German Fletcher, died Friday, September 27, 2002, at his home in Alcolu.
Born October 3, 1911, in Gloucester, Va., he was the son of the late Edward Clifton Fletcher and the late Mitchie Pierce Fletcher. He was a retired carpenter, member of New Harmony Presbyterian Church in Alcolu, and a former member of Locust Grove Untied Methodist Church in Dutton, Va.
Survivors include a son, James C. Fletcher of Alcolu; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 5 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Gordon Reed officiating.
Graveside services followed at 11 a.m. Monday in Windsor Garden Cemetery in Dutton, Va.
Memorials may be made to New Harmony Presbyterian Church, Alcolu.
John T. Glandorf
John Thomas Glandorf, husband of Mary M. Glandorf, died Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born January 14, 1943, in Cincinnati, he was the son of the late Lawrence Glandorf and Gloria Miller Glandorf. He attended Ohio public schools. He served his country in the United States Navy for a number of years and received an honorable discharge.
Survivors besides his wife include four sons, David and T.J. Glandorf of Michigan, and Troy and Shawn Glandorf of Edgewater, Fla.; a stepson, Randall Conners of Michigan; a daughter, Sarah Haug of Michigan; three brothers, Bobby Glandorf of Cincinnati and Billy and Donnie Glandorf of Jackson, Mich.; two sisters, Ann Glandorf and Adell Glandorf of Michigan; and a number of grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Fleming and DeLaine Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Paul Sullivan officiating.
Andrea J. Green
Andrea Marcia James Green, 35, wife of Alonza Green, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital.
Born November 9, 1965, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., she was the daughter of Emma James Dowe and Archie Torian and stepdaughter of the late Rufus Tony Dowe. She attended the public schools of New York and Clarendon County. She was a graduate of Mayo High School in Darlington and attended Central Carolina Technical College and Coker College in Hartsville. In her youth, she joined Union Baptist Church in Rembert. She later joined Mt. Pleasant UME Church.
Survivors besides her husband of the home, mother of Pinewood and father of North Carolina include two daughters, Ebony Lynn James and Erica Jackson of Manning; four brothers, Archie G. Torian and his wife, Regina, of Hartsville, Michael James of Darlington, Michael Dowe and Sam Dowe of Detroit; and five sisters, Toni Marie Mitchell and her husband, Michael of Pinewood, Carolyn Jones and Cynthia Dowe of Detroit, and Karen Torian and Sharon Torian of North Carolina.
Services were held at noon Saturday at Mount Pleasant UME Church in Panola with the Rev. James Robinson, pastor, officiating.
Ila F. McLeod
Sumter - Ila Frierson McLeod, 80, wife of Charlton McLeod, died Saturday, September 28, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born in Clarendon County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Frierson and Emma Hamilton Frierson. She retired from Pioneer Ltd. and was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church.
Survivors besides her husband of Sumter include five sons, Billy Browder and his wife, JoAnn, of Missouri, A.C. Browder and his wife, Gail, of Sumter, Glen Browder and his wife, Becky, of Jacksonville, Ala., Larry McLeod and his wife, Lorena, of Florence and Stan McLeod and his wife, Debbie, of Sumter; a daughter, Janice Armstrong and her husband, Bo, of Lexington; a brother, Bogan Frierson of Manning; seven half-sisters, Rebecca Rolland, Letha Fleming, Alma Mitchum, Leola White, Tammei Wilson of Manning, Betty Mixon of Columbia and Pansy Stewart of Dublin, Ga.; a half brother, Eddie Frierson of Sumter; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ola Browder and Elease Floyd.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodney Howard officiating.
Burial followed in the Sumter Cemetery.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Crosswell Baptist Church, 604 Mathis St., Sumter, S.C. 29150.
Bennie Ard Jr.
Sumter - Bennie Ard Jr., 72, husband of Frances Scott Ard, died Monday, September 30, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born in Alcolu, he was the son of the late Joseph Benjamin Ard and Grace Hodge Ard Lowery. He was a Baptist. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service as a special agent of investigations and was a certified fraud examiner. He was a recipient of the Congressional Legion of Merit and a member of Who’s Who.
Surviving besides his wife of Sumter include three sons, Charles Ard and David Ard of Sumter, and Joe Ard of Coarsegold, Calif..; a half-brother, Richard Lowery of Alcolu; a half-sister, Joyce Robbins of Columbia; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Dean Ard; a grandson, Patrick Ard; and a brother, Edward Ard.
Graveside services with full military honors were held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Paxville Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Hudson officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Dr., Suite 205, Columbia, S.C. 29204.
Tony A. Brown
Lynchburg - Tony Allen “Ricky” Brown, 39, of 5950 Mt. Sinai Church Road died Monday, September 30, 2002, in Turbeville, Sumter County.
Born May 27, 1963, in New Zion, Clarendon County, he was the son of Isiah “Son” Brown Sr. and the late Leola Herring Brown. He attended Clarendon County public schools. He was a 1983 graduate of East Clarendon High School, Turbeville, where he was a member of the football team and the FFA. In his youth, he joined Howard Chapel AME Church, New Zion. He was a landscaper for a number of years in Clarendon, Sumter, Lee and Williamsburg counties.
Survivors besides his father of New Zion include his paternal grandmother, Ella Mae Brown of New Zion; three sons, Antonio Brown of Turbeville, Devon Brown and Antonio Dickey of Lynchburg; a daughter, LaToya Singletary of Turbeville; four brothers, Isiah Brown Jr. and his wife, Ann, of New Zion, Eddie Brown and his wife, Helen, of Manning, Leethaniel Gibbons of Newark, N.J., and Tony McCants of Gable; four sisters, Mary R. Pearson of Sumter, Laura Gibbons of Turbeville, Vivian Gibbons of Lynchburg and Shirley Miller and her husband, Joseph, of Gable; two uncles; six aunts; a great-uncle; three great-aunts; 18 nephews and nieces; four great-nephews; and four great-nieces.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Howard Chapel AME Church, New Zion, with the Rev. Edward Roberts, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Revs. Larry Barnes, Alfred Bradley and Jerome McCray.
Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery.
Members of the Class of 1983 served as pallbearers and flower bearers.
Myrtle T. McCall
Sumter - Myrtle Tennant McCall, 51, wife of Johnny David McCall, died Sunday, September 29, 2002, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born in Summerton, she was the daughter of Mary Barrett Tennant and the late Joseph Tennant. She was employed by Becton-Dickinson Co.
Survivors besides her husband and mother of Sumter include a son, Johnny David McCall Jr. of Sumter; a brother, Joseph Tennant Jr. of Sumter; and seven sisters, Mary Jane McCall, Sylvia Amerson and Madeline Truesdale of Sumter, Lillian Rodgers of Florence, Lucille Myers of Summerville, and Betty Jo Gamble and Ruby Lee Spigner of Manning.
Services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Rivers officiating.
Burial followed in Home Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to New Salem Baptist Church.
Newell C. McFaddin III
Newell Clacious “Rocky” McFaddin III, 52, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at his home in Gable.
Born January 9, 1950, in Sumter, he was the son of the late Newell Clacious McFaddin Jr. and the late Cecelia Christine Welsh McFaddin. He was a construction worker and a member of Manning First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina McFaddin Jordan and Kimberly McFaddin Browder, of Sumter; three sisters, Kay M. Gibbons of Manning, Judy M. Brown of Sumter and Becky M. Green of Turbeville; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Sardinia-Gable Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Gordon Reed officiating.