Almeta Candler Vaughn
GREENVILLE — Almeta Candler Vaughn, 86, formerly of 116 Ridgeway Drive, widow of John D. Vaughn, died Monday, June 5, 2006, in NHC, Lexington.
Born in Lockhart, SC, she was a daughter of the late George and Sally Towe Candler.
Mrs. Vaughn had retired from Sunshine Cleaners and was a member of Laurel Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Reba Gresham of Columbia; three sisters, Allie Candler of Laurens, Dorsie Fowler of Easley, Pearl King Pritt of Newport News, VA; and a grandson, David Gresham of Columbia. She was preceded in death by a son, Perry Vaughn.
Memorials may be made to Laurel Baptist Church, 2331 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 10, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at Laurel Baptist Church with visitation to follow. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The family wishes to thank the staff of National Health Care, Lexington, for their kind and loving care of Mrs. Vaughn during the last two years of her life.
Charles E. Johnson
GASTON — A graveside service for Charles Edward “Chuck” Johnson, 77, will be held 11:30 Friday, June 9, 2006, in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. at Shives Funeral Home.
Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, June 6, 2006. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late William Sidney and Willie Emily Turkett Johnson. He had retired as a supervisor from The Pantry Food Stores.
Surviving are his children, Lloyd “Rusty” Johnson of Milton, FL, Charles Edward Johnson, II, Robert Dennis Johnson, Cynthia L. Ray, Bobby West and Lenora Viesta Johnson, all of Gaston; brother, Robert Bruce Johnson of Pelion; sisters, Mary Emily Cook of Florence, and Lily Mae Brewer of Mississippi; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Faye Smith Robertson
SIMPSONVILLE — Faye Smith Robertson, 61, of 6 Irish Rose Court, wife of David F. Robertson, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Greenville Memorial Medical Center.
Born in Greenwood, she was the daughter of the late David Newton and Beatrice Lord Smith.
Mrs. Robertson was employed with CWI Benefits, Inc. and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Kerri Ellen Robertson of Greer; two sons, David F. Robertson, Jr. of Greenville, Kevin T. Skelton of Las Vegas, NV.; a brother, David N. Smith, Jr. of Columbia; and two granddaughters, Ashlee Blake Smith and Jacey Faye Price.
Memorials may be made to the Greenville Humane Society, 328 Furman Hall Road, Greenville, SC 29609.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 8, 2006, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 9, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. at the downtown chapel. Entombment will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family will be at their respective homes.
NEWBERRY — Services with burial for Roddie Joe Moon, 67, are 2 p.m. Friday (1 p.m. viewing): Saint Mary AMEC, where he was a member, directed by Wilson F.H. Born in Newberry Co. to Willie and Stacie Moon Robinson, he died June 3, 2006. Surviving: siblings, Charles, Louise, Jackie, Bennie Robinson, Julie Lindsay, Shirley Kinard, Willie Mae Caldwell, Betty Boles, Nancy Darbins, Jerdine Bookman; others.
Mary Ella Suggs
DARLINGTON — Services for Mary Ella W. Suggs, 88, Dixie Cup retiree, widow of Charlie Suggs, 3 p.m. Friday at Indian Branch UMC. Burial: Darlington Memory Gardens. Visitation 6-8 tonight: Belk F.H. Born in Darlington Co. to Ravenel and Cecil Scurry Whittle, she died June 6, 2006. Surviving: children, Sylvia Chandler, Mollie Johnson, Ronnie, Steve Suggs, Charles Boykin; grandchild, great-grandchildren.
SWANSEA — Funeral service for Ms. Edna Inez “Tiny” Robinson, 43, of 111 Washington Court, Swansea, will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2006, at Prodigal A.M.E. Church, Hwy. 6, Swansea. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Ms. Robinson died Sunday, June 4, 2006.
She was a daughter of the late Esau Robinson Sr. and Mrs. Edna Cannon Robinson.
Survivors include a daughter, Bryanna Robinson of the home; five brothers, Esau Robinson Jr. and Jacob Robinson of Columbia, Roosevelt Robinson Sr. of Swansea, Hubert Robinson Sr. of St. Matthews and Jackie Robinson Sr. of West Columbia.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at W.B. Crumel Funeral Home of North. Friends may call at the residence and at the funeral home.
KINGSTREE — Services for Matthew Madison, 49, Navy veteran, Williamsburg Meat Packing employee, 11 a.m. Friday at Dimery & Rogers F.H. Burial: The National Cemetery, Florence. Born in Kingstree to Almeda McFadden and Hodges Madison, he died June 5, 2006. Surviving: mother; wife, Victoria Turner Madison; children, Matthew Madison, Ebony Turner; grandchild, Victoria Smith; 4 brothers; 5 sisters; more.
Bobby Ray Floyd
LAKE CITY — Bobby Ray Floyd, age 67, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at his residence after an illness. Funeral services will be held 4 p.m Friday, June 9, 2006, at Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in the church Cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta. Visitation will be held tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Ida Mae Floyd Floyd and Reverend Herbert A. Floyd. Mr. Floyd was a farmer, former Clarendon County Magistrate, former Tobacco Warehouseman, a member of Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church, and a member of the Adult Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Buena Floyd Frye, and a brother, Fraidy Floyd.
Surviving are his wife, Louise McElveen Wallace Floyd of the home; three sons, Bobby (Laura) Floyd of Lake City, Bill (Mary) Wallace of Turbeville, Johnny (Cheryl) Wallace of Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Roxie (Julian) Beard and Betty (Johnny) Lee, both of Lake City; two brothers, Mitchell (Helen) Floyd and Nick Floyd, both of Lake City; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Patsy Floyd of Lake City; a brother-in-law, George Frye of Coward.
Memorials may be made to Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund, 3709 St. James Road, Lake City, SC 29560 or to Tuomey Hospice of Sumter.
LANCASTER — Services for Eletha Sullivan Clyburn, 84, widow of John Clyburn, are 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity UMC, where she was an active member. Entombment: Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation 6-8 tonight at Hartley F.H. Born in Chesterfield Co. to William and Susie Lynn Sullivan, she died June 6, 2006. Surviving: children, William Clyburn, Jane Hicks, Debbie Hoffman; grandchildren; great-grandchild.
BAMBERG — Bessie Morris Davis, of 182 Smoak St., Bamberg, widow of Marion D. Davis Sr., died Monday, June 5, 2006, in Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Born October 24, 1933, in Olar, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Lonnie Havelock Morris and Bessie Cave Morris. She retired as a nurse from Bamberg County Memorial Hospital and Bamberg County Health Department, and was affiliated with First Baptist Church of Bamberg. Funeral is Friday, June 9, 2006, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Reverends Tim Futrell and Kelly Shanks officiating. Burial will follow in Bamberg County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are grandsons: Scooter Brandemuehl, Trey Davis, Paul Nathan Davis, Levee Davis, Jenkins Davis, Nick Davis and Mic Davis. Visitation will be Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Cooner Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. The family suggests those who wish make memorials to Bamberg First Baptist Church. Survivors: one sister, Mary Barton of Thomasville, N.C.; one brother-in-law, Isiah Davis of Asheville, N.C.; three daughters, Mollie and Ricky Brandemuehl of Bamberg, S.C., Lisa O’Brien of Orangeburg, S.C., Bess and Chris Divindo of Sumter, S.C.; three sons, Marion “Bubba” and Nannette Davis Jr. of Bamberg, S.C., Lonnie and Donna Davis of Shalimar, Fla., and Michael “Doc” and Kim Davis of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special companion, her dog, Monkey.
COLUMBIA — Homegoing Service for George W. “Wright” Benjamin, widower of Mildred Corbitt Benjamin, is 1 p.m. Friday: Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church. Burial: Crescent Hill Memorial Garden. Visitation 7-8 tonight: Bostick-Tompkins F.H. Born in Springfield to Michael and Cora G. Benjamin, he died June 3, 2006. Surviving: children, Ronald, Debra Benjamin, Joan Wright, 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Florine Whitener Calhoun
COLUMBIA — Services for Mrs. Florine Whitener Calhoun will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Second Calvary Baptist Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, is in charge. Mrs. Calhoun was born June 11, 1918. She departed this earthly life June 2, 2006. Surviving are her sons, Larry and Franklin Calhoun; daughter, Vivian Gail Calhoun Fairnot; sisters, Minnie Lee Irvin and Alice Moss.
LEESVILLE — Charlotte Avery, age 67, died June 4, 2006. She had ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.
She was born August 27, 1938, near Russell, Minnesota. She was the third of five daughters born to Olof S. Olson and Ida F. Olson.
She contributed many voluntary hours to the B-L Band Boosters Club, Red Cross Bloodmobile, Lexington County Mental Health, Wittenberg Lutheran Church, Lexington County Republican Party, Dutch Fork Republican Women’s Club and the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women. She was later employed by the Red Cross, Wachovia, USC School of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, where she was a secretary/transcriber for the detectives. She was selected Employee of the First Quarter, 2005, and was awarded the Sheriff’s Medal, the highest law enforcement honor that the Sheriff can bestow.
Charlotte is survived by her mother of Brainerd, MN, ex-husband, Jim Avery of Brevard, NC; son, Scott Avery, his wife, Ginger, and their daughter, Karen of Elkhorn, NE; second youngest sister, Marilyn Sheridan of Greenwood, SC; youngest sister, Marcy Hackett of Corona, CA; Uncle Fritz Bohner of Crescent City, CA; Aunt Lillian Manns of St. Louis, MI; Uncle Charles Bohner of Warroad, MN; two nieces; four nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father Olof S. Olson of Pillager, MN; oldest sister, Shirley Wentworth of Hoyt Lakes, MN; and next oldest sister, Anita Oachs of Danbury, WI. Anita also had ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Memorials may be made to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation, P.O. Box 2014, Irmo, SC 29063.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is in charge.
Ruth Amelia Weatherly
SUMTER — Ruth Amelia Weatherly, 90, funeral home co-founder and co-owner, died Monday, June 5, 2006, in St. Francis Hospital in Greenville.
Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Johnny Mitchell Weatherly and the late Janie Walters Weatherly.
Miss Weatherly was a charter member of Bible Fellowship Church where she was a member of the Howell Bible Class, was a dedicated Sunday School teacher for generations of children and served as a member of the Finance Committee.
Miss Weatherly joined the staff of the former Shelley-Brunson Funeral Home in 1961, where she was employed for 20 years. In 1980, she became a co-founder and corporate Secretary/Treasurer of Elmore-Hill Funeral Home which became Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home in 1992, where she was currently serving as corporate Secretary/Treasurer and partner. She dedicated her life to funeral service in Sumter and surrounding counties for over 44 years.
Surviving are one brother, Jake Mitchell Weatherly and wife, Valerie Weatherly, of Greenville; three nieces, Leigh W. Batson and husband, Dr. W. Arnold Batson, Michelle W. Herran and husband, Vincent Herran, Pamela W. Clark and husband, William Clark, all of Greenville; three nephews, Robert Weatherly and wife, Doris Weatherly, of Pennsylvania, Odell Weatherly and wife, Linda Weatherly, of Sumter, Alvin Weatherly and wife, Juanita Weatherly, of Sumter; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and special friends, the Partin family of Sumter.
Although Ruth never became a mother, she had many children in the Lord whom she loved and adored.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo Weatherly and Gordon Weatherly, and one sister, Leona Weatherly.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Hudson and Mr. Bob Partin officiating.
Burial will be in Sumter Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Whittle, Michael Newman, Michael Partin, Warren Carraway, Norman Partin and Barry Blackmon.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Howell Bible Class of Bible Fellowship Church.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Bible Fellowship Church Missions Fund, 227 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements.
ELGIN — Funeral services with militaty rites for SFC Francis Gibson Wood, U.S. Army (Ret.), 72, of Elgin will be held Thursday June 8, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, with burial to follow in Cresent Hill Cemetery in Columbia, SC. Rev. Kenneth Jackson and Rev. Don Greene will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 7, 2006, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, P.O. Box 85, Elgin, SC 29045.
Mr. Wood died Monday, June 5, 2006. He was born in York, SC, and was the son of the late John K. and Nancy Cook Wood. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam, retired with civil service from Fort Jackson and was a member of VFW Post #641.
Surviving are his wife, Francine Scarborough Wood of Elgin; children, Sue Mills of Myrtle Beach, SC, John Wood of Summerville, SC, James Wood of Cheyenne, WY; stepchildren, Frances Payne of Blythewood, SC, James Smith of Lone Oak, TX; brothers, Marion, Bill and Joe Wood, all of York, SC; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.