BLYTHEWOOD — Funeral service for Miss Roberta Kate Bramlett, 81, will be held two o’clock Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at the graveside in Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Louisiana. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Rose-Neath Funeral Home from 10 o’clock until noon. Arrangements in Arcadia will be handled by Rose-Neath Funeral Home (318) 263-2094. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The family will also receive friends today (Sunday, November 7, 2004) at Shives Funeral Home, Columbia, SC from two until four o’clock.
Miss Bramlett died Friday, November 5, 2004. Born in Lincoln, AL, she was a daughter of the late Van Allen Bramlett and Lydia Higgins Bramlett. Miss Bramlett first worked at Fort Jackson, SC during WWII and then with Southern Bell for the next 38 years. After her retirement, she enjoyed helping the neighborhood children with homework, woodworking, playing pool, creating arts & crafts, and feeding her ducks, Cindy and Sam.
Those surviving include two sisters, Ruth Wilson of Willis, TX and Edna Lear of Phoenix, AR; a niece, Dr. Linda Wilson of Atlanta, GA; friends and neighbors, Bernice Brooks, Dot Fishburne, Sylvia Lovell, and David Morris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ernest, Fornie, Teddy, David, Howard, W.R. and Richard; and by sisters, Josie Park and Lilla Mae Scott.
GEORGETOWN — Services and burial for Charles Franklin, 67, a rental car agent, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul AME Church, where he attended. Visitation is 6 p.m. Monday at Wilds Funeral Home is in charge. Born in Georgetown Co., he died Nov. 4, 2004. Surviving are wife, Dorothy Franklin; daughters, Stephany Smith, Brenda Franklin, Dena Gilmore; son, Charles Franklin; three sisters; three brothers.
SUMTER — Services for Leonard Lynn Radcliffe, 74, widower of Grace Radcliffe, are 11 a.m. Monday (visitation 4-6 tonight) at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home; burial in Sumter Cemetery with Masonic rites. Born in Lee Co. to Benjamin and Geneva Radcliffe, he died Nov. 5, 2004. Surviving: wife, Patricia Ardis Radcliffe; son, Charles Radcliffe; stepsons, Gregg, Clint Scott; 11 grands; two great-grandchildren.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Services for Johnnie Pratt, 74, widower of Elouise Pratt, 11 a.m. Monday at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Beaufort, S.C.; burial in Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors. Marshel’s Wright-Donaldson Home For Funerals, Beaufort, is in charge. Born in Birmingham, Ala. to Johnnie Sr. and Ellena Pratt, he died Nov. 2, 2004. Surviving: 6 children; 5 siblings; grands; great-grands; others.
GREER — Mrs. Dorothy Joan Pike Guyton Charles, age 87, widow of John W. “Jack” Charles of 312 Skyline Rd., Greer, S.C., died at her home Saturday, November 6, 2004 after a long illness.
Mrs. Charles was born December 22, 1916, in Yeovil, England, a daughter of the late Albert and Lottie Florence Shire Pike. She had retired from I. From Co. and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Union.
Surviving are a daughter Elizabeth Anne Charles of Greer; two granddaughters and their husbands: Kellie Hart Inman and Scott Ray Inman and their children: Taylor Rae Inman, Logan Brooke Inman, all of Boiling Springs; Kristy Hart Nichols and husband Jimmy Lee Nichols and their children: Alexandra Nichole Nichols, Jimmy Lee “Seth” Nichols and Ethan Graham Nichols all of Fountain Inn.
Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Monday at Rosemont Cemetery by Chaplain Gary Pindroh. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside services.
The family is at their respective homes.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice Care and Hospice of South Carolina, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.
GARDEN CITY, Ga. — Services for James B. Griffin, 94, widower of Jeanette Thames Griffin, are 2 p.m. (visitation 12:30-2 p.m.) Monday at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory, Sumter, S.C.; burial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Born in Sumter to James and Clemmie Griffin, he died Nov. 5, 2004. Surviving: children, Jo Marshall, Harold Burns; 3 grands; 4 great-grands; 3 sisters; 1 brother.
COPE — G.L. “Pete” Crider of 1647 Snake Swamp Rd. Cope, SC 29038 died 11-06-04 at Lexington Medical Center.
He was born 08-08-28 in Bamberg, SC to the late Grover Lee Crider and Johnnie Richard Zeigler, and was the husband of Marie Wolfe Crider. He was affiliated with Canaan Baptist Church, Cope, SC, and had retired from “Triangle Toole” with over 25 yrs. service. He enjoyed church work, camping, gardening and enjoyed people. He was a Boy Scout Leader, member of VFW, Bowling League, Brother Hood of Church, WWII Veteran, U.S. Marine Corp.
Services will be held Monday 11-08-04 at 11:00 a.m. at Canaan Baptist Church, Cope, S.C. Officiating: Rev. Charles Bradley, Rev. Elbert Huho, Rev. Jimmy Sanders. Burial to follow at Spring Branch Baptist Church, Bamberg, SC. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class.
Surviving are his wife of the home; 2 sons: Grover Jr. of Cope, S.C., Steven Dale Crider of Ladson, S.C. 2 daughters: Cynthia Ann Crider Thompson of Lexington, SC, Cassandra Crider Gates of Cordova, S.C. 2 stepsons Larry W. Wolfe of Cope, SC and Jacob Brian Wolfe of Greer, S.C. 3 sisters: Eloise Huggins of Bamberg, Myrle Russell of Bamberg, SC Bernice Love of Tennessee 2 Brothers: James Robert Crider and Henry Crider of Bamberg, S.C. 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. No. of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday 11-07-04 at Cooner Funeral Home in Bamberg, S.C. from 6-8 p.m. Memorials to be made to Canaan Baptist Church or Spring Branch Baptist Church, Bamberg. Family will be receiving family and friends at 1647 Snake Swamp Rd., Cope, SC 29038.
NEWBERRY — Services for Ruth Suit Berry will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Glenn Street Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Beebe, 181 Tailers Trail, Leesville, SC 29072 or Glenn Street Baptist Church, 300 Glenn Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
Mrs. Berry, 86 widow of Bland Ledare Berry, died November 6, 2004. Born in Vidalia, GA, a daughter of the late James and Myra Anderson Suit. She was retired from Kendall Company, Mollohon Plant and was a member of Glenn Street Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir and the TLC Sunday School Class.
Surviving are daughters, Lynn Saccomen and Sylvia Hill, both of Newberry; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
PIEDMONT — Services for Catherine Ball Brunson will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home of Newberry.
Mrs. Brunson was called home by our Lord and Savior on November 6, 2004 at the age of 56. Born in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Margaret and Donald J. Ball, Sr.
Surviving are her loving husband of 37 years, David W. Brunson, Sr.; daughter and her husband, Susan and William S. Mytko of Newberry; sons and their wives, David W. Brunson, Jr. and Laura of Newberry, Micah L. Brunson and Loretta of Piedmont; brother and his wife, Donald J. Ball, Jr. and Susie of Charleston; sisters and their husbands, Madeline and G. L. Lindsey, Mary Ann and Larry Bates, Louise and Jerry Nunnery, all of James Island and Eula R. and Al Haupt of Summerville; sister-in-laws and their husbands, Jean and Cornell Ackerman of Summerville and Linda and Barry Hart of Johns Island; grandchildren, Jonathon and Alexis Brunson and Rachel and Rebekah Mytko and a number of nieces and nephews.
DARLINGTON — Robert “Bobby” Bryant, Sr., age 74, died Saturday, November 6, 2004, in a Florence hospital of complications from a stroke. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.
Mr. Bryant was born in Darlington County, son of the late Grace Mills Bryant and William Ervin Bryant, Sr. He owned and operated service stations in Darlington from the 1950s until he retired in 1980. He served on Darlington County Council from 1980-88. He was a member of St. David’s Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years and was a member of Swift Creek Baptist Church.
“Bobby” Bryant was an aviation enthusiast, once owning his own plane, and often enjoyed visiting Rudy Branham’s airport. He also was frequently seen at Taki’s Restaurant, where he enjoyed the fellowship of his friends there. Another of his joys was greeting customers at Darlington Feed and Seed Co., owned by his nephew, Dicky Bryant.
Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn “Boot” Bryant; son, Robert L. Bryant, Jr. of Columbia; daughter, Carla Sue Bryant of Darlington and sister, Betty Hicks of Florence.
He was predeceased by brothers, Edward M. Bryant and William Ervin Bryant, Jr.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506.
The family will receive friends, 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Elizabeth Hudson Bell
01/28/1917 - 3/4/2004
LAMAR- Elizabeth Hudson Bell, age 87, died Friday morning in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Saturday in Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Mrs. Bell was born in Fairfield county, daughter of the late Robert H. and Lola Kelly Hudson, and was married to the late M.J. Bell. She was a member of the Eastern Star until the time of her illness, and loved flowers and working in the gardening shop. Mrs. Bell was of the Presbyterian faith.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Pete Bell of Lamar, and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Boyce, and three brothers, Louie Hudson, Woodrow Hudson and Billy Hudson.
Visitation: Belk Funeral Home- Lamar Chapel
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30, prior to the service Saturday at Belk Funeral Home, Lamar.