HARRY R. LAWRENCE
Funeral services for Harry Roger Lawrence, 63, will be held at 11 a.m. today, March 6, 2002, at New Providence Baptist Church, Hartsville. Interment will follow in Patrick Cemetery in Patrick, directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield.
Mr. Lawrence died Saturday, March 2. He was born in Mather, Pa., a son of the late Harry and Margaret Heck Lawrence. He was a retired employee of Sonoco with 32 years of service and was a member of the Old Timers Club. Mr. Lawrence was a member of New Providence Baptist Church and a charter Lifetime Honorary member of Patrick Rescue Squad. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Marcella "Marcy" Lawrence.
Survivors are his wife, Petty Ann Tolson Lawrence of the home; one son, Harry "Bob" Lawrence and wife, Angela, of Hartsville; two grandchildren, Taylor D. Lawrence and Jamie L. Perkinson; two step-sons, Michael R. Gainey and wife, Kathy, of Patrick, and Billy Gainey and wife, Donna, of Elizabethton, Tenn.; seven step-grandchildren, Richard D. Flowers, Eric M. Gainey, Rebekah L. Rollins, Heather R. Gainey, Brandon Gainey, Cody Gainey and Brittany Gainey.
Memorials may be made to Patrick Rescue Squad, PO Box 213, Patrick, SC 29584.
ELIJAH P. HAYES
Funeral services for Elijah Pete Hayes, 71, will be held at 3 p.m. today, March 6, 2002, at Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Isaac Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville.
Mr. Hayes died Saturday, March 2, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born in Marion County, a son of the late Cooper and Julia Bridget Hayes. He received his education in the public schools of Marion County and was a graduate of Columbus High School in Lakeview and a graduate of Denmark Technical College. He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, usher board and an Army veteran.
Surviving are four daughters, Sonja Hayes of Hartsville, Sharon (Leo) Nelson of Keasby, N.J., Emma Dell (Phillip) Moses and Monique J. Hayes of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sons, Reginald (Nancy) Hayes of Tacoma, Wash., Phillip C. (Denise) Hayes of Clarksville, Tenn. and Sedrian (Priscilla) James of Hartsville; a godchild, Larry Mack of Hartsville; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
LAMAR – Funeral services for Frances Mack were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at John Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles K. Wilson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home of Lamar.
Mrs. Mack died Saturday, March 2, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Curtis and Alma Graham Rogers and was educated in the public schools of Darlington County. She was married in 1954 to Pearly Mack and worked for Fiber Industries, now Wellman, Inc. She first was a member of Sandy Grove United Methodist Church and after marriage, joined John Wesley United Methodist Church. She served faithfully on its usher board, the senior choir and the John Wesley United Methodist Women.
Survivors are two daughters, Cynthia (Tony) Keith of Lamar and Novilla Mack of Darlington; a son, Shelton Mack of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Josephine Simmons of Darlington; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two special friends, Dorothy White and Ethel Mae Rice, both of Lamar; and a godson, Ralph Boston.
Funeral services for Johnny Brown, 70, were be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown died Thursday, Feb. 28. He was born March 12, 1931, in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Samuel and Queen Ester Brown. He received his education in the public schools of Chesterfield County. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church, was retired from Sonoco Products Co. with 34 years of service, and was a member of the Old Times Club. Mr. Brown was married to the late Elizabeth James Brown and was raised up by his grandparents Anda and Harriet Newman.
Surviving are a daughter, Regina Dianne (Jerry) Graham of Hartsville; a son, John Michael Brown of Hampton, Va.; two grandchildren, Brandon J. Graham of Hartsville and Arielle Denise Brown of Hampton, Va.; two sisters, Bernice (Barnie) Clyburn of Heath Springs, S.C., and Betty (Walter) Jones of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Sammie (Rogetta) Brown Jr. of Lancaster, Joe Lewis Brown of New York, N.Y., and Donald Ray Station of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Parthene Brown of Pageland; nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.
DARLINGTON – Funeral services for Woodrow Dority, 84, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Interment followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Doriety was born in Darlington County, the son of the late Richard Marion and Lizzie Windham Dority. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943-1964 and was later employed as a security guard for a number of years.
Surviving are two daughters, Theresa A. Dority of Darlington and Brenda D. Anderson of Ladson; a grandchild, Robert Andy Dority; and a brother, Roy Dority of Lamar.
Funeral services for William Dowell Gibson Sr., 89, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Swift Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. J. Rivera will officiate with burial in Swift Creek directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Gibson died Tuesday, March 5. Born in Darlington County, he was a son of the late H. C. and Inna Gandy Gibson. He was a member of Swift Creek Baptist Church, retired from Sonoco after 35 years, and was a member of the Sonoco Old Timer's Club.
Surviving are his wife, Grace Sparrow Gibson of Hartsville; sons and daughters-in law, Billy and Gladys Gibson of Newport, Tenn., Earl and Barbara Gibson of Hartsville; daughter, Patsy G. Willis of Hartsville; sisters, Elma Griggs of Hartsville, Penny Smith of Bishopville; brother, Rex Gibson of Hartsville; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
ANNIE G. WALTERS
Funeral services for Annie Grantham Walters, 93, widow of Robert Dell Walters, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the chapel of Norton Funeral Home. The Revs. Charles McLendon, James E. Beck Jr., and Michael Blake will officiate. Burial will be in the Westview Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight, Friday, from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Walters was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Boyd and Betty Northcutt Grantham. She was a member of the Savannah Advent Christian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Thomas of Hartsville; sister, Sadie Elmore of Sumter; two grandchildren, Timmy and Bruce Thomas of Hartsville and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Cassie Sylvia Brewer will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 1, 2002, at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Pageland. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, directed by Hines Funeral Home. Mrs. Brewer will lie in state in the church on Friday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m.
Mrs. Brewer died on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, in Union Regional Medical Center in Monroe, N.C., after an illness. She was born in Pageland to the late Joseph and Emma Covington Brewer. She first attended the Chesterfield County public schools and then went on to the Marlboro County public schools, graduating from Bennettsville High School. Mrs. Brewer received her B.S. Degree in elementary education from Claflin College and her M.S. degree from South Carolina State College. She taught in both the Chesterfield and the Darlington County public schools. She taught school for 35 years, retiring from Washington Street Elementary.
Mrs. Brewer moved from Pageland and resided in Hartsville for 30 years before returning to Pageland after her health failed. She was very active in her community, including membership in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (treasurer emeritus), the Darlington County Task Force (treasurer); the Pride Park Committee (treasurer), the South Carolina Education Association and the NAACP. She was a lifetime member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Pageland, while being a very active watch care member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church of Hartsville. Mrs. Brewer served on the United Methodist Women, the senior choir and on many of the church committees.
Survivors are two sisters, Lillie B. Atkinson and Thelma B. Murphy of Pageland; three sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.