ORANGEBURG — Services for Richard “Dick” Davis, 91, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Amos Chapel in the Shefield Medical Center. Dukes-Harley Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. David died February 8, 2005. Memorials may be made to Methodist Oaks Residence Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 9000, Orangeburg, SC 29115 or to Barnwell United Methodist Church, Barnwell.
BEAUFORT — Services for Sammie W. Smith, 87, will be 2 p.m. Thursday (visitation 6-8 tonight) at Anderson Funeral Home with burial in Beaufort Memorial Gardens. Born in Grays to William and Rachel Mock Smith, he died February 13, 2005. Surviving: wife, Ella Mixson Smith; children, Melvin and William Smith, Rachel Dennison, Ellen Jenness; 3 sisters; 18 grands; 34 great-grands; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
LAMAR — Services for George “Charles” William Parnell, 71, are 2 p.m. today at Lamar First Baptist Church with burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Belk Funeral Home, Lamar, is in charge. Born in Darlington Co. to Jessie Woster and Pearl Freeman Parnell, he died Feb. 14, 2005. Surviving: wife, Lois M. Parnell; children, Pam Bradshaw, George, Steve, Ashley and Billy Joe Parnell; 6 grandchildren; 1 sister.
Frank Watson Jr.
COLUMBIA — Services for Frank “Baldy” Watson Jr. are noon Thursday at Bishop Memorial AME Church with burial in Serenity Memorial Gardens. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Wilmington, N.C., to Frank and Ana Watson, he died Feb. 10, 2005. Surviving are wife, Rosemary Watson; children, Carol Lewis, Loretta Ritchwood, Frank Watson III, Diane Watson; sister, Evelyn Outten.
EHRHARDT — Services for Willie B. Wright, 73, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (viewing 1 p.m.) at Rizer Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Cave Funeral Service is in charge. Born to Bradley Sr. and Carrie Bradham Wright, he died February 10, 2005. Surviving are son, Israel Mosley; siblings, Nazarene Wiggins, Mary Smith, Isadore Wright; grandson, Michael Wright.
WESTVILLE — Funeral services for Thomas M. Stover, 78, will be held, Thursday, February 17, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Kershaw City Cemetery. Rev. Phillip Bostrom and Rev. Patrick Shealy will officiate.
Mr. Stover, born in Westville SC, was the son of the late Marvin L. and Addie McMurray Stover, Sr.
Mr. Stover died Monday, February 14, 2005. He was married to Mary Lou Hinson Stover. Mr. Stover was retired from Dupont Company with 33 years of service and a member of Damascus United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities. He also served his country during World War II in the US Army.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home, are two daughters; Wanda Stover, of Charlotte, NC, Darlene Beltman, and her husband Brian, of Columbia, SC; 2 sons; Alan Stover, and his wife Gail, Of Westville, SC, and Jon Stover, and his wife Patti, of Kershaw, SC, 6 grandchildren; Jessica Beltman, Matthew Beltman, Kristi Stover, Emily Stover, Lorie Stover, and Troy Stover, a brother; Marvin L. Stover, Jr of Pensacola, Fla., and a sister; Louise Branham, of Charleston, SC.
The family will receive friends, Wednesday, February 16, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw, SC.
Memorials may be made to Damascus United Methodist Church, PO Box 506, Westville, SC 29175 in Mr. Stover’s memory.
WALLACE — Mrs. Annie Floreze Graham Kimrey, age 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 14, 2005, in Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw. She was born in Chesterfield County, the youngest child of the late Joseph Duncan and Ida Quick Graham. She was a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and a Youth Leader. She also held many other offices in the church for many years.
She is survived by her daughters, Patsy K. Driggers of Wallace and Elaine K. Young of Florence, also her three grandchildren, Thomas Young and Tammy Gregory, both of Wallace, and Myra Levine of Murrells Inlet and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at the Westside Baptist Church with interment in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw.
Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church c/o Joyce Hutchinson, 332 Hooks Rd., Cheraw, SC 29520 or Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, SC 29596.
COLUMBIA — Funeral service for Mrs. Vickie Marie Watts, 50, of Columbia, will be held 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, February 17, 2005, at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow in Olympia Centery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock this (Wednesday) evening.
Mrs. Watts died Saturday, February 12, 2005. Born in Fort Hood, TX, she was a daughter of Elsie Mae Martin Brown and the late Ernest Lee Brown.
Survivors include her mother, Elsie Brown; her husband, Jerry Watts, daughters, Melissa Cowan and husband, Henry Keith Davis and Crystal Truesdale; sisters, Dixie Lee Dyer and Robin Lee Brown; brother, Michael Brown, all of Columbia; 3 grandchildren, Dantae, Paris and Jaidan Bereen.
TURBEVILLE — Jack H, Wingard age 80, died February 14, 2005, in a Florence Hospital after an illness.
Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Thursday at Turbeville Southern Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 P.M. tonight (Wednesday) at the funeral home.
Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late George Henry Wingard and Ila Coker Wingard. Mr. Wingard was a Navy veteran of World War II, a retired truck driver, and a Charter Member of Turbeville Southern Methodist Church, where he served as a Past Steward, a Trustee, and a member of the Men’s Bible Class.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Wingard.
Surviving are his wife, Lila Baird Wingard of Turbeville; a daughter, Patti W.( Randy) Osborne of Turbeville; two sons, R. Keith (Cheryl) Wingard and Randy (Jackie) Wingard, both of Turbeville; two brothers, J.D. Wingard of Turbeville, and Loren Wingard of Eastover; seven grandchildren, Jason Osborne, Ron Wingard, Kevin Wingard, Lorrie Coker, Amy Wyatt, Jenny Stephens, and Abby Wingard; five great-grandchildren, Spencer Wyatt, Mary Lynsey Wyatt, Savanna Wingard, Lillie Blakelyn Coker, and Cody Plummer.
Memorials may be made to Turbeville Southern Methodist Church.
NEWBERRY — Betty Lindler Slice, 72, of White Oak Manor, formerly of 1322 Silas St., Newberry, died Tuesday, February 15, 2005, in Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Slice ws born September 7, 1933, in Newberry, the daughter of the late Nora Agnes Lindler. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Mrs. Slice is survived by her husband, James O. Slice of White Oak Manor, a cousin, Ruth Pearson, and a niece, Linda Cook, both of Whitmire.
Gravside funeral services will be conducted at 11 A.M. Thursday in Rosemont Cemetery by the Rev. Charles Clinton.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church, 965 Lindsay Circle, Newberry SC 29108.
Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College Street, Newberry is assisting the family.
WINNSBORO — Funeral services for Mary Branham Weed will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at the Pope Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Walter Rutland. Burial will follow in Royal Pines Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pope Funeral Home.
Mrs. Weed, 78, widow of Coley S. Weed, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005.
Born in Fairfield County, March 17, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Johnny Branham and Dora Moore Branham.
Mrs. Weed was a member of the Washington Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Sam Lee of Cheraw; daughters, Donna Rosborough of Blackstock, Connie Baughman of West Columbia and Paulette Ross of Elgin; a brother, Lindsay Branham of Winnsboro; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.