EASTOVER — Graveside services for Percy Booie Paul, 67, of Eastover, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2004 at Congaree Baptist Church Cemetery, officiated by Rev. George Turbeville. Visitation will be Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Mr. Paul died August 15, 2004. Born in Gadsden, he was a son of the late Hubert Henry and Julia Elizabeth Ham Paul. Mr. Paul served in the Air Force and was retired from McEntire Air National Guard.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley M. Paul of Columbia; daughters, Kelly S. Paul of Columbia, Tonya P. Christofferson of Malad, ID; sons, Phillip S. Paul of Eastover, Percy B. Paul, Jr., “Mush” of Swansea; sister, Julia P. Bass, “Tiny” of Fort Worth, TX; brothers, John E. Paul of Hopkins, Hubert H. Paul, Jr., “Buddy” of Eastover; and nine grandchildren.
James Millen, Sr.
HARTSVILLE — Graveside services for James Dennis Millen, Sr., 74, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at Magnolia Cemetery. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 17, 2004 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 500 Taylor St., Suite 101, Columbia, SC 29201.
Mr. Millen died Monday, August 16, 2004. Born in Tabor City, NC, he was a son of the late H. D. and Dorothy Segars Millen. He was retired from Sonoco Products Co. with 38 years of service and was a member of the Old Timers Club. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Jewel Ingram Millen of Hartsville, SC; sons and daughters-in-law, James D. and Carol Millen of Raleigh, NC, David B. and Wendy Millen of Hartsville, SC; daughter, Jane I. Millen of Murrells Inlet, SC; sisters and brother-in-law, Michal and Richard Baird of Society Hill, SC, Glenda M. Terrell of Hartsville, SC; brother, Fred S. Millen of Dovesville, SC; grandchildren, Meredith Millen, Meagan Millen, Margaret Millen, Ann Millen, Scott Millen.
ORANGEBURG — Services for Joan Mewborne McCants, 76, widow of Robert McCants Jr., 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews UMC; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery; visitation 7-9 tonight at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. Born in Orangeburg to John and Nita Smoak Mewborne, she died Aug. 16, 2004. Surviving are children, Robert III, Carson McCants, Susan Brant, Jan McCall; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.
SANTEE — Mr. Miles N. Keathley, 81, of 109 Wateree Annex, Santee, SC died Sunday, August 15, 2004 at his home.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30AM Friday, August 20, 2004 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.
Mr. Keathley was a native of Tampa, FL a son of the late Norton Keathley and Alpha R. Keathley. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tampa, and retired as an assistant director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He served as a fighter pilot with the Army Air Corps in England during World War II and with the Air Force during the Korean War.
Mr. Keathley’s career with the ATF began as a Special Agent in Chattanooga, TN in 1960. His diligence and commitment resulted in his being promoted to progressively more responsible positions: Resident Agent in Charge in Memphis, TN and in Columbia, TN; Group Leader in Chattanooga; Area Supervisor in Gadsden, AL; District Enforcement Analyst in Birmingham, AL; Chief, Enforcement Analyst Section, Southeast Region. In 1972, Mr. Keathley went to ATF Headquarters as Chief, Planning Procedures Division. A year later he was appointed Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Enforcement. In 1978 he was named the Assistant Director, Criminal Enforcement. Another milestone was reached in July 1979 when he was appointed as charter member of the Senior Executive Service.
During his tenure with ATF Mr. Keathley has been accorded numerous Government awards. He was cited for the development of a training program for local and State police officers in Alabama. During his 3 years in Atlanta he formulated the Regional Firearms Licensing Program for which he received a special achievement award. After his arrival at Headquarters his superior work resulted in two high quality pay increases. He was first recognized for directing preparation of the ATF Criminal Enforcement Manual in 1972. In 1976, he was recognized for superior job performance, devotion to duty, and stalwart initiative. Upon his retirement he received the highest tribute the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is capable of bestowing on an individual, the Director’s Award.
In 1981 Mr. Keathley and his wife moved to Santee, SC where he was an avid golfer and a member of Santee Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie L. Keathley of the home; son, Robert N. Keathley of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Isobel Harwell of Dunedin, FL and two grandsons.
Memorials may be made to the Santee Presbyterian Church, PO Box 649, Santee, SC 29142 or Hospice of TRMC, PO Box 2352, Orangeburg, SC 29116.
Avinger Funeral Home of Holly Hill, SC is assisting the family.
HARTSVILLE — Funeral services for Reginald “Reggie” Huneycutt, age 54, who died Aug. 16, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 from the Wesley United Methodist Church. Revs. David Surrett, Danny Pierce & Tommy Browne will officiate. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8 at the Funeral Home and at other times at the residence of his niece at 215 Gandy Drive.
Reggie was born in Monroe, N.C. a son of Mary Florence Stogner Huneycutt and the late Rev. L.A. Huneycutt. He was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church, employed with Clanton’s Auto Auction, pianist at Wesley United Methodist Church and Cornerstone Baptist Church, member of the DAV Hartsville No. 47, attended USC and was a graduate of Coker College and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his son & wife: Jeff (Crystal) Huneycutt, Hartsville; daughter & husband: Amy (James David) Lindler, Irmo; granddaughter: Andrea Huneycutt, Hartsville; sister: Mary Griggs Sullivan, Hartsville; brother: Rev. W.D. (Shirley) Huneycutt, Hartsville; nieces: Letitia Ward, Columbia, Phyllis Griggs, Hartsville, Connie Hancock & Susan Huggins, Chesterfield, Linda Taylor, Fayetteville, N.C.
HARTSVILLE — Funeral services for Verlie Weatherford Hodge, 89, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at New Providence Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Kenny Lynch will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 17, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hodge, widow of Joe D. Hodge, died Sunday, August 15, 2004. Born in Hartsville, SC, she was a daughter of the late William Sanford and Leila Gainey Weatherford. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, Billy Joe and Linda Hodge, George E. Hodge, all of Hartsville, SC; daughter and son-in-law, Amaryllis and O. P. Scoggins of Ruffin, SC; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, David L. Hodge, Franklin D. Hodge, John Everette Hodge; daughter, Shelby Jean Hodge; stepsons, Elliott Hodge and Edward Hodge.
Robert Dayton Sr.
ROCK HILL — Memorial service for Robert Stanley Dayton Sr., 54, 11 a.m. Wednesday: Lake Wylie Christian Assembly; visitation follows. Greene Funeral Home, Northwest, is in charge. Born in Morgantown, W.Va. to Robert and Lillian McDaniel, he died Aug. 15, 2004. Surviving: wife, Connie Davis Dayton; children, Robert Jr., Timothy, Tammy; siblings, Steven, David Dayton, Judy Adelizzi, Carol Lasser.
Rev. Dr. Herbert Brooks
VARNVILLE — Rev. Dr. Herbert J. Brooks, October 27, 1919 - August 15, 2004. “For now I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” II Timothy 4: 6-8
He was the son of Mr. Paul Allen and Ms. Bessie Brooks. He was born in rural Allendale County, the tenth child of eleven children. He joined Goodwill Baptist Church, Estill, SC at an early age.
Dr. Brooks’ early education came from the schools of Simonole, Groton, Ridgeland and Roberts Smalls High School. He went on to attend Bettis Academy and received his B.A. degree from Benedict College, Master’s degree from South Carolina State College and Doctor of Divinity from American Bible Theological Institute.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to Pauline Gaylord Brooks, who predeceased him in death.
Dr. Brooks taught school at Mill Stream, and Trinity and was Principal of North District Training School/Supervisor of Black School in Hampton County. After 33 years of service as Principal of North District Training School, he retired. His devoted service to the school, led the community and school board to name a wing at North District Middle School and an Aquatic Garden in his honor. He was Pastor of St. James Baptist Church, Luray, S.C. for 26 years and Pastor/Pastor Emeritus for 51 years of First African Baptist Church, Beaufort, S.C. He served on the board and was a member of many organizations to include Old Ashley Baptist Missionary Association as an Executive Board Member, The South Carolina Missionary Baptist Convention, National Missionary Education Baptist Convention of America USA Incorporated, Foreign Missionary Board, Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Association, The Sunday School Convention for Old Ashley and Mt. Carmel, NAACP, The South Carolina Education Association of High School and Elementary Principals and others, a licensed Funeral Director, owner of Brooks Mortuary for 20 years and owner of Brooks Trailer Park.
Survivors include his son, Mr. Robert (Elizabeth) H. Brooks, Brunson, S.C., one adopted son Mr. John (Carolyn) P. Williams, Varnville, S.C., six (6) grandchildren, Tiffany Kent of Texas, Japonica Brooks of Atlanta, GA, Dane Brooks and Deana Brooks both of Brunson, S.C., Junetta Williams, Denmark, S.C., and Terria Williams of Fairfax, S.C., one sister, Mrs. Carolyne B. Jones of Savannah, GA, one brother, Mr. Marion (Maybelle) Brooks of Luray, S.C. (6) great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, caring friends and a devoted caretaker, Mr. Richard Collins, Varnville, S.C.
Funeral Services will be held at North District Middle School, Varnville, SC on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 3:00 P.M. Wake Services will be held at Samaritan Baptist Church, Mill Pond Road, Varnville, SC from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 17, 2004. Sidney A. Jones Funeral, Savannah, GA is in charge. Local arrangements by Washington’s Funeral Home, Hampton, S.C.
OATES — Funeral services for Lisa Evans Howell, age 41, who died Aug. 16, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 from the Mt. Elon Baptist Church. Rev. Marvin Lynch, Rev. Robbin King and Dr. Bob Cline will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Elon Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Norton Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8 pm at the funeral home.
Lisa was born in Darlington Co. a daughter of Frances Outlaw Williams & James Terrell Evans. She was employed with Progress Energy and was a member of Mt. Elon Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband: Martin Howell, Oates; sons: Johnathon Martin Howell & Darek William Howell, Oates; mother & stepfather: Frances & Dewey Williams, Hartsville; father & stepmother: Jimmy & Thelma Evans, Hartsville; sister: Connie (Jeff) Smith, Hartsville.
Memorials may be made to the Hut Fund at Mt. Elon Baptist Church, P.O. Box 38, Lydia, SC 29079.
JOANNA — Graveside service for Sara Frances Davis Waldrop, 76, widow of Harold Waldrop, 2 p.m. in Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Gray Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge. Born in Clinton to Matt and Lizzie Davis, she died August 16, 2004. She was a homemaker and member of Hurricane Baptist Church. Surviving: daughter, Glenda Nobles; brother, Paul Davis; sister, Gaynell Cunningham; grandchildren.
GEORGETOWN — Services for Ruth Washington, widow of Rev. Robert Washington, 71, 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Zion AME Church; wake 6-7 tonight at McKnight-Fraser Funeral Home. Born in Wilson, N.C., to Nathaniel and Viola Moultrie, she died August 14, 2004. Surviving: children, Martha, Valerie, Daisy, David, John, Ricky, Tony, Willie, Nemiah; 1 sister; 1 brother; 30 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
GEORGETOWN — Services with burial for Louis Robert Deas, 79, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Visitation is 6 p.m. tonight at Wilds Funeral Home. Born in Georgetown to Emmaline Alston, he died Aug. 13, 2004. Surviving are daughters, Mozella Dixon, Mildred Arnett; sisters, Helen, Geneva Morant, Lucretia Elder, Anna Lance, Maggie Deas.
Billy Gladden Jr.
SANFORD, N.C. — Services for Billy Thurn “Gator” Gladden Jr., 53, are 11 a.m. Thursday (visitation 7-9 tonight) at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home; burial in Ephesus Baptist Churchyard. Born in Lee Co., S.C., to Billy Gladden and Evelyn G. Brown, he died Aug. 15, 2004. Surviving: father; stepmother, Marie Gladden; children, Timothy Chase, William Gladden, Nicole Lear, Kim Barnett; siblings; stepsiblings; more.
Rev. Curtis Henderson
DARLINGTON — Services for Rev. Curtis Henderson are 11 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home; burial in Darlington Memory Gardens. Born in Queen City, Texas, to Melvin and Vada Henderson, he died Aug. 12, 2004. Surviving are wife, Georgia Henderson; children, Jerome, Danny, Ronald Henderson, Jocquelin Tallie, Vickie Dorrough, Arsovina McBride; 4 sisters; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
COLUMBIA — Services with burial for Marcus A. Rose, 29, are 3 p.m. Friday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Lancaster; visitation 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Crawford Funeral Home, Lancaster. Born in Rochester, N.Y., to Bertha Smith and George Rose, he died Aug. 13, 2004. Surviving: parents; stepmother, Bernice Rose; stepfather, Charlie Smith; wife, Avis Rose; children, Quayvontae, Kayla, Mahagony.
COLUMBIA — Funeral Services for Joseph M. “Mr. Peabody” Young of Columbia, will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in College Place, with burial to follow in Crescent Hill Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends on Wednesday Evening from 6-8:00 at the funeral home.
Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, 2930 Colonial Drive is in charge.
Mr. Young died Sunday, August 15. Born in Lancaster, SC, he was the son of Joseph M. Young Sr., and Mary Anne Brenda Gordon Pogue.
Joseph Mackey Young, Jr. affectionately known as “Mr. Peabody” was born in Lancaster, SC on August 20, 1971. He went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 16, 2004.
He attended A.C. Moore Elementary School, Olympia Middle School of Columbia, SC and he graduated from Lancaster High School, Lancaster, SC in 1990, where he lettered in basketball. He served in the U.S. Army for seven years, which included a tour of duty in the Desert Storm Campaign.
Joseph joined in the First Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, where he attended Sunday School and sang in the Children’s and Youth Choirs. He developed a passion at an early age for cooking and he took joy in preparing “soul food” dishes. His fried fish and barbecued chicken and ribs were hard to beat! He loved pecan and sweet potato pies.
He previously worked as a Mortgage Loan Officer for Emco Mortgage Co. and most recently as a salesman for Dick Smith Motors.
Joseph later joined the Bethlehem Baptist, College Place in Columbia.
Those left to cherish his fond memories include his loving and devoted wife Audrey Hingleton Young, four daughters, Sierra Shenay Young, Lancaster, SC; Jordan Olivia Young and Morgan Kristine Young of Roland, OK, and Frankie Ayanah Collins, Columbia SC; one son Keith Lavelle Winston, of Columbia, SC. His mother Brenda Gordon Pogue, his father Joseph Mackey Young, Sr. Lancaster, SC, step-father David E. Pogue, two brothers Joseph M. Young III, Fayetteville, NC, Kevin D. Pogue, Atlanta, Ga., two sisters Timeka Young, Silvers Springs, MD, Brittany Young, Rocky Mount, NC, grandmother Mrs. Emma H. Gordon, mother-in-law, Mr. Frank Hingleton, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many other relatives and friends who are eternally grateful for the life he spent with them.