Elizabeth H. Catoe
REMBERT – Elizabeth “Diane” Hopkins Catoe, 60, beloved wife of 44 years to James H. Catoe, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007.
She was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late Colon Samuel Thomas Hopkins and Inez Gainey Hopkins. She worked as a seamstress most of her life and enjoyed arranging flowers. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother and a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Laura Catoe Burgess of Manning and Barbara Catoe Boggs of Columbia, and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Troy Catoe.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2007, at the Bullock Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Morris officiating.
Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter was in charge of the arrangements.
Anne B. Burnett
Anne Irene Belser Burnett, widow of Thomas Lawrence Burnett Sr., departed this world on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, in Charleston at age 95.
Born Jan. 15, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Ritchie Hugh Belser Jr. and May Julia Harvin Belser of Summerton. She attended St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, N.C., and the University of South Carolina, where she was a cheerleader and member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. On Dec. 7, 1933, Anne married Tom at a ceremony in the chapel of St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Summerton. The couple lived in Beaufort for almost 30 years and retired to Summerton in 1974.
A deep and abiding love of family and friends filled her days; her gentility, compassion and warm humor endeared Anne to everyone she met.
Anne is survived by her two children, Dr. Thomas L. Burnett Jr. of Beaufort and Suzanne Burnett Marvin of Hollywood; a brother, retired Col. Ritchie Hugh Belser III of Santee; grandchildren, E. Reed Marvin Sr. and Caroline Marvin, both of Hollywood, Thomas Burnett III and Ross Burnett, both of Austin, Texas, Scott Burnett of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Christian Marvin of Johns Island; and great-grandchildren, Elliott Marvin Jr. and Evan Burnett.
She was preceded by her great-grandchild, Elijah Marvin; sisters, Caroline Belser Rhame, Mary Sue Belser and Katherine Belser Shelor; and brothers, Harvey Belser and Septimus Belser.
A graveside service was held on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 at the Summerton Evergreen Cemetery, presided over by the Rev. Richard Belser with the Rev. Dewey Thomas assisting.
Pallbearers were Harvey Belser Jr., Hugh Belser IV, Roy Belser, Scott Burnett, John Calhoun and Christian Marvin.
Honorary pallbearers were Gregory Calhoun and Reed Marvin Sr.
Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory of Manning was in charge of the arrangements.
Richard T. Borucki
Richard Thomas Borucki, 80, husband of Patricia “Shirley” Cantril Borucki, died Nov. 19, 2007, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of the late Stanley Borucki and the late Julia Gosbardowski Busch. Mr. Borucki worked as a night auditor for the Comfort Inn in Summerton. He was U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors besides his loving wife of 62 years include three children, Robert Thomas (Beverly) Borucki Sr. of Columbia, Linda B. (Ted) Watson of Sumter and Patricia (Michael) Pounders of St. Petersburg, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Robert Thomas (Tara) Borucki Jr., Trisha Michelle Borucki, Gayle (Marty) Roberson, Dawn Joyce, Keith Richard (Michelle) Garbart, Kyle Timothy (Sandy) Garbart, Eric Michael Pounders and Amy Lynn Pounders; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley, Matthew, Kayce, Ethan, Kayla, Cody, Bridgett and Olivia; and one brother, Robert Stanley (Patricia) Borucki of Tampa, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Lamon.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Holley officiating.
Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter was in charge of the arrangements.
James M. Barwick Sr.
James M. Barwick Sr., 76, husband of Barbara Croft Barwick, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at his home.
Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late Wesley Barwick and the late Leona Baker Barwick.
Mr. Barwick was a member of Sumter First Church of the Nazarene and was retired from Jones Chevrolet.
Survivors besides his wife include two sons, James M. Barwick Jr. of Sumter and Charles “Charlie” (Lori) Barwick of Manning; a daughter, Susan (Steve) Cheek of Greenville; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Johnny Barwick of Sumter.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Charlie Barwick, Harvey Barwick, Samuel Barwick, West Barwick and Ernest Barwick; and a sister, Marie Geddings.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, in Sumter First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Greg Pressley and the Rev. Dr. James Thrower officiating.
Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Nephews served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Sumter First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 Patriot Parkway, Sumter, S.C. 29154.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter was in charge of the arrangements.
MIAMI, Fla. – Horace Young, 78, widower of Ruth B. Keels, died Nov. 12, 2006, at Mercy Hospital, Miami.
Born Jan. 5, 1928, in the Jordan community of Manning, he was a son of the late Joe Young and Nettie Winns Young.
Caballero Rivero Woodlawn Funeral Home, 11655 Southwest 117th Ave., Miami, FL 33186, was in charge.
Courtesy announcement by Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.
Nellie V. Yenshuski
Nellie Valichka Yenshuski, 92, widow of William George Yenshuski, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at National Healthcare of Sumter.
Born June 19, 1914, in Edwardsville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Valichka and was a retired cigar factory worker and a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Kingston, Pa.
Surviving are five daughters, Carol (Leo) Gallagher of Manning, Margaret Connor of Springfield, Va., Rita Harper of Wyoming, Pa., Dorothy Britt of Kingston, and Marian (Charles) Cesarini of Lancaster, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Kingston.
Burial directed by Kopicki Funeral Home followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory of Manning was in charge of local arrangements.
Rovena R. Davis
Mrs. Rovena Richburg Davis, 92, widow of Joe Davis Sr., died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
She was born Nov. 14, 1914, in Clarendon County, a daughter of the late Charlotte Kender Richburg and Joseph Richburg and the stepdaughter of the late Estelle Richburg.
Rovena was reared under the watchful eyes of her loving grandmother, Bertha Tindal. At a very young age, the family moved to Wilmington, N.C. While there, she attended the public schools of Wilmington.
After residing in Wilmington for a number of years, the family returned to Clarendon County to live. She continued her education in the public schools of Clarendon County.
At an early age, she accepted Christ into her life and joined Elizabeth Baptist Church.
She was united in marriage to her husband, the late Mr. Joe Davis Sr.
In 1968, she moved to New York and resided there for more than 15 years before returning to Sumter. After moving back to Sumter, she joined Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church and remained a devoted member until illness prevented her active presence and participation.
She is survived by six daughters, Charlotte Davis, Margaret Harris, Rodine (Lenard) Jones, Carrie (Harold) Boone, Almeta Davis of Laurel, Md., and Carolyn (Leroy) Abrams; 21 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Gladys Bowman, Oree Richburg and Theo Cameron, all of Manning, and Elouise Davis of Jersey City, N.J.; a faithful godchild, Herman Tucker Bosier; several other devoted and faithful adopted godchildren; two daughters-in-law, Williedean Davis and Janie Mae Davis, both of Sumter; and a sister-in-law, Florence Richburg of Bishopville.
She was preceded in death by four children, Joe “Pete” Davis Jr., Willie “Buba” Davis, Clarence “Bubu” Davis and Elizabeth Scott.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Marion H. Newton officiating.
Burial followed in Hillside Memorial Park.
Sumter Funeral Service Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
John A. Lesaine
John Arthur Lesaine, 54, husband of Cynthia Frierson Lesaine, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 15, 1952, in Kingstree, he was the son of the late Ike Lesaine and Hattie Darby Lesaine.
He was a member of Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a 1971 graduate of St. Stephen High School. After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was assigned to the 39th Engineer Battalion as a heavy-equipment operator. He was honorably discharged. In 1975, he joined the S.C. Highway Patrol where he served for more than 20 years. After retirement, he was employed by Clarendon School District 2. He was a member of the Palmetto Law Enforcement Officers Association, Law Enforcement Officers Association and Brotherly Love, and was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 99.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Frierson Lesaine of the home; a son, John Arthur Lesaine Jr. of the home; two daughters, Jessica Ashley Lesaine of the home and Charmaine Prioleau of Sumter; three brothers, Ernest (Connie) Lesaine of Winston-Salem, N.C., Larry Lesaine of Bonneau and Emmanuel (Anna) Lesaine of St. Stephen.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Alcolu with the Rev. James S. Hudley, pastor, officiating, the Rev. W.J. Frierson, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Delaney K. Frierson, Pastor Rosa M. Fulton and Minister Delbert Singleton.
Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery.
Pallbearers were members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Floral bearers were bus drivers of Clarendon School District 2 and the Missionary Society of Green Hill.
Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning was in charge of arrangements.
Bradley J. Barfield
LEXINGTON – Bradley “Jason” Barfield, 23, passed away Nov. 4, 2006.
Born March 29, 1983, in Columbia, he was the son of Billy and Karen Barfield.
He attended Wood Elementary, Pine Ridge Middle and Gilbert High School. He played baseball for Midland Dixie Youth League and Bray Park Pony League. He also played basketball in various recreational leagues, the middle school league, and was a four-year varsity basketball player at Gilbert High School. He was employed with Vista Windows and Doors. Jason loved playing basketball and playing his Xbox. He was described as having an infectious smile and could light up a room. Jason also enjoyed listening to music, working in the yard, gardening, playing with his dog, Broc, being with family and friends, and making people laugh.
Jason was a great brother and enjoyed beating Jamie in a game of “horse.” He was a wonderful son, grandson, nephew and friend to all. He was a wonderful dad and loved Ashley and Breanna very much.
Survivors include his daughter, Breanna Jolee Barfield; companion, Ashley Burgess Fitzpatrick; parents, Billy and Karen Barfield of Gilbert; brother, Jamie (Brittany) Barfield of Lexington; niece, Brenlanne Reese Barfield; maternal grandmother, Dorothy C. Morris of New Zion; paternal grandparents, Mary A. (Ed) Claytor of Hopkins; maternal aunts and uncles, Sandra Brewer of Manning, Evelyn (Joe) McLeish of Rock Hill and Marian (Rick) Lindsey of West Columbia; paternal aunts and uncles, Deborah (John) Crews of Lexington, Perry (Susan) Barfield of Lexington, Lisa Chandler of Lexington and Sherry Tomlinson of Anderson; cousins, Marie, Robbie, Amanda, Jonathan, Nikki, Hunter, Amy, Will, Stephen and BJ; and numerous great uncles, aunts and second cousins.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Judge James M. Morris, and paternal grandfather, Roland J. Barfield.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at Caughman Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.
Interment followed at Woodridge Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were William Taylor, Kyle McGee, Ryan Turner, Chad Pate, John Burns, Roy Donahue, Travis Nance and Josh Nance.
Memorials may be made to the Jason Barfield Memorial Fund for the care of his daughter at First Citizens Bank, 5561 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, S.C. 29072.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.