BRANCHVILLE — Mrs. Mamie Collins Weathers, 90 years of age, of 3260 Cattle Creek Road, died Tuesday, November 3, 2004. Mrs. Weathers was born in Orangeburg County, a daughter of the late John Collins and Sallie Wimberly Collins. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and a life-long resident of the community. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 4, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Lyons and Rev. Bobby Ethridge officiating. Burial will be in the church yard. The casket will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The grandsons will be pallbearers. The honorary will be the Senior Adult Sunday School Class.
Survived by her husband, Mr. Seth Weathers; two sons, Mr. Alton and wife, Lois Felder, of Ardon, NC and Mr. John Robert and wife, Anne Felder, of Branchville; two daughters, Mrs. Joan and husband, Bobby Ethridge, of Branchville and Mrs. Sandra and husband, Johnny Short, of Goose Creek, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1425 Mt. Tabor Road, Bowman, SC 29018.
NEWBERRY — Services for Rosa Lee Turley, 79, widow of Albert Turley, are 1 p.m. Saturday at Hannah AME Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Newberry Co. to Grover and Olyer Ponds Young, she died Nov. 1, 2004. She was a member of O.E.S. New Jerusalem. Surviving: siblings, Carrie Hentz, Sarah, Johnny and James Young.
GREENWOOD — Services for Ellen Somerset, retired from Monsanto, widow of Jack Somerset, are 2 p.m. today (noon visitation) at Lakeside Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Harley Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Oberkotzau, Germany, to Peter and Marie Ultsch, she died Nov. 2, 2004. She loved to travel. Surviving: children, Richard Sikes, Barbara Mills; siblings.
LAURENS — Services for Shirley Ruth Jones Smith, 53, nurse, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday (visitation 6-8 tonight) at Gray Funeral Home with burial in Rosemont Cemetery. Born in Spartanburg Co. to Maggie Jones Hughes and Hilton Jones, she died Nov. 2, 2004. Surviving are her children, Terry, Angela Smith; siblings, Michael Wesley, Darlene Hughes, Robbie Swink; half brothers, Todd, Joe Hughes; grandchildren.
WILLISTON — Services for Mrs. Annie W.H. Sapp will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Summer Grove Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Sand Hill Cemetery. Simmons Funeral Home is in charge. She died November 1, 2004. Surviving are her daughters, Bobbie Sapp, Betty Ray Sr.; sons, John Jr., George Sapp; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.
SUMTER — Graveside service for Flossie Mae McGee Rodgers, 77, 11 a.m. Friday in Sumter Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 tonight at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory. Born in Manning to Ernest and Lilli Coker McGee, she died Nov. 2, 2004. Surviving: husband, Stanley Ripp; children, Sandy, Artie, Ernie, Terry, Mark Rodgers, Harriet Ainsworth, Carol Jennings; sisters; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.
CAMDEN — Services for Grace Reynolds, 82, are 2 p.m. Friday at Cassatt Baptist Church, directed by Norton Funeral Home, Bishopville. Visitation is 6-8 Thursday at the funeral home. Surviving are: children: Laverne Reynolds, Cassatt, Carl Reynolds, Camden, Lillian Tarvin, Wichita Falls, Texas; siblings: Mae Griffitts & James (Boots) Shoemake, Hartsville; grandchildren, great, great-great-grandchildren.
LUGOFF — Funeral services for Ruth Goff Jeffers, 86, widow of Howell Jeffers, will be held on Friday, November 5, 2004 at 4 p.m. at Spears Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 4, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1201 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Mrs. Jeffers died Tuesday, November 2, 2004. Born in Lexington County, SC, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Nezzie Martin Goff. Mrs. Jeffers was a member of the First Baptist Church of Camden.
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Wanda J. Dixon of Camden, Mrs. Frances Stradling of Columbia, Ms. Linda J. Okey of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Ms. Ida J. Anderson of Lugoff; sons, Robert Wayne Jeffers and Steve Jeffers, both of Lugoff; grandchildren, John Jeffers and Jeff Jeffers of Lugoff, April Jeffers of Indiana, Taya Peterson of Columbia, Sonya Giffin of Lexington, James Giffin Jr. of New Jersey, Patti Anderson of Pennsylvania, Hal Okey of San Diego and Chris Dixon of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Ian Anderson-Ley of Pennsylvania, Christian Anderson-Ley of Pennsylvania, Samantha Jeffers and Brett Jeffers, both of Lugoff; sisters, Mrs. Lula Miles of Lugoff, Mrs. Cleo Fuller of Lexington and Mrs. Velma Bradley of Sumter. She was predeceased by a son, Edward Jeffers, brother, Woodrow Goff, and five grandchildren.
HAMPTON — Mr. David B. Bishop, 74, of 138 Ginn-Altman Ave. in Hampton, husband of Laverne Jarrell Bishop, died Tuesday morning in the Medical University of SC in Charleston.
Born Jan. 27, 1930 in Berkeley County, SC, he was the son of the late William Houston Bishop Sr. and Mary Catherine Litchfield Bishop. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and had retired as a reactor operator at the Savannah River Site. He was a member of the Gideon International and was a member of the West End Baptist Church.
Surviving besides his wife of the home are 3 sons, Larry Bishop and wife, Terry, and Karl Bishop and wife, Jessica, all of Nixville, and Donald Bishop of Hampton; 2 brothers, William H. Bishop Jr. of Canadys and Ernest Bishop of Walterboro; 3 sisters, Lorine Brinson of Beathera, SC, Leoris Mosley of Hampton of Hampton and Roselee Lamb of Ridgeland. There are 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 3 p.m. in the West End Baptist Church in Hampton, conducted by Rev. Joe Murphy and directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton. Burial will follow in the Hampton Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 6 until 8 p.m. and prior to 2 p.m. on Thursday when the casket will be placed in the church.
Memorials may be made to Hampton Camp, Gideons International, P.O. Box 22, Hampton, SC 29924 or West End Baptist Church, 1049 Elm St., Hampton, SC 29924.
SNELLING — Harold Patrick “Pat” Brabham, 46, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at his residence.
Born in Barnwell Co., he was the son of Marie Penwell Brabham and the late Harold Dean Brabham. He was a member of Seven Pines Baptist Church and a faithful member of the Snelling Volunteer Fire Department. He was an employee of Moore Farm.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Seven Pines Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Watford and the Rev. Billy Mew officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Mole Funeral Home.
Survivors include his mother of Snelling; brothers, Gene Brabham of Snelling and Albert Brabham of Barnwell; sisters, Shelia Satterthwaite of Snelling; several nieces and nephews.
YORK — Services for Dora Mae Wilson Childers, 88, homemaker, widow of Herbert Childers, will be held at 4 p.m. today (3 p.m. visitation) at Central Baptist Church; burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Bratton Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Cleveland Co., NC to Basil and Myrtle Morrison Wilson, she died Nov. 3, 2004. Surviving are children, Doris Smith, Basil, Steve Childers; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.
GREENWOOD — Graveside service for Clarence David “Slats” Culbreth, 58, 3 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 6-8 tonight at Blyth Funeral Home. Born in Greenwood to James Sr. and Kathryn Brooks Culbreth, he died Nov. 2, 2004. Surviving are wife, Debra Christiansen Culbreth; daughters, Dana Boozer, Deidre Culbreth; siblings, James Culbreth Jr., Kathryn Stewart; grandsons.
EASTOVER — Funeral service for Edna G. Eason, of 104 Joyner Street, will be held at 2 P.M. Friday, November 5, 2004, at Trinity Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Crescent Hill Memorial Garden. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 4, 2004, 3-9 P.M. at the funeral home.
J.P. Holley Funeral Home, Garners Ferry Road Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Eason died Saturday, October 30, 2004. Born in Richland County she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Delia Green. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Iva Lee Morris, Eastover, SC; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.
William Fell Jr.
ANDREWS — William “Bill” Eugene Fell, Jr., 59, died Sunday, October 31, 2004, at Carolinas Hospital Systems in Florence.
Mr. Fell was born in Muncie, Ind., on July 16, 1945, a son of the late William Eugene Fell and Catherine Elizabeth Holcombe Fell. He lived most of his life in Columbia and moved to Andrews several years ago. Mr. Fell graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are a sister, Mary Kay Rushman and her husband, John of Columbia; and a nephew, Joshua Rushman of Fairfax, Va.
Mr. Fell was predeceased by his twin brother, James Frederick Fell.
The family suggests memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 3512 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205.
Arrangments are by the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home.
UNION — Services for Tina Marie Rhinehart Frost, 35, 3 p.m. Friday (visitation 7-9 tonight) at S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home; burial: Union Memorial Gardens. Born in Woodruff to George and Judy Heatherly Adams, she died Nov. 2, 2004. Surviving are parents; husband, Ronnie; children, Tonya, Christopher Luther; siblings, Linda, George, Joseph, George Jr. Adams; grandmother, Marie Heatherly.