JAMES F. PORTER JR.
Funeral services for James "Jeff" Frank Porter Jr., 71, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Peace Free Will Baptist Church in Florence with the Revs. Donnie Miles and LaDell Humphries officiating. Interment followed in Florence Memorial Gardens, directed by Cain-Poston Funeral Home of Florence.
Mr. Porter died Wednesday, July 17, in a Florence hospital. Born Jan. 30, 1931, in Florence County, he was the son of the late James Frank Porter and Lillie Mae Turner Porter. He was the husband of Carol McElveen Porter. Mr. Porter was owner/operator of Porter Body Repair Shop and was a member of North Hartsville Baptist Church.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four sons, James D. (Kim) Porter of Seoul, South Korea, Larry C. (Pam) Porter, Tony (Cindy) Porter, both of Florence, Andy (Patty) Porter of Effingham; three daughters, Bonnie (James Carol) Rogers of Marion, Jane (Robert) Beasley of Hartsville, Debra (Chuck) Blackmon of Florence; two brothers, Leroy Porter and Oliver C. Porter, both of Florence; five sisters, Frankie Bridges of Columbia, Emma Sharpe of Lexington, Viola Sports, Virginia Dale Welch, both of Florence, Wayne Wilkes of Coward; and 13 grandchildren.
MARY E. CATHCART
Graveside services for Mary Edna Blackmon Cathcart, 82, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2002, at National Cemetery in Florence. The Rev. Randy James officiated, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 123 Westover Dr., Hartsville, SC 29550.
Mrs. Catheart, widow of Thomas Madden Catheart, died Friday, July 19, 2002. Born in Darlington, she was a daughter of the late Clifton Vaughn and Ethel Folsom Blackmon. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a graduate of Columbia College, was a retired school teacher with the Darlington County School System, and was also involved in Home Bound.
Surviving are her daughters, Sloan Amerson of Hartsville, Tommie Lou Jordan of Hartsville; grandchildren, Lisa Howard, Thomas Lee Amerson, Shelley Marshall, Lenette Newsome; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lee Doris Parker.
MACY T. BOONE
SOCIETY HILL - Funeral services for Macy Tyner Boone, 69, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, July 26, 2002, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield.
Mrs. Boone died Tuesday, July 23. She was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Archie and Marie Byrd Tyner. She was a homemaker and was married to the late Vernon Boone.
Survivors are three sons, Robbie (Beth) Boone, Tilmon (Joyce) Boon, all of Society Hill, and Eugene Boone and special friend, Tom, of Clinton, Tenn.; six daughters, Sylvia Morris and Janie (Johnny) Huntley , all of Cheraw, Mary (Don) Gainey, Judy Boone, Debbie (Chris) Odom and Lisa Truett, all of Society Hill; two brothers, Everett Tyner and Archie Tyner Jr., both of Patrick; one sister, Joyce Jones of Hartsville; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
LAMAR - Mrs. Beatrice Hilton of 224 North Ham Road, Timmonsville, died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Hines Funeral Home, Inc. of Lamar. The Hilton Family will receive visitors at the residence.
FURMAN M. BLACKMON
DARLINGTON - Funeral services for Furman M. Blackmon, 77, were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Central Baptist Church with interment following in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.
Mr. Blackmon died Friday, July 26, at a Florence hospital. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late William Arthur and Mamie Lewis Blackmon. He was married to the late Susan McSwain Blackmon. He served his country with the United States Navy during World War II in the Philippines and retired after 40 years of employment with Sonoco Products Co. He was a member of the Old Timers Club and Central Baptist Church. Mr. Blackmon especially enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis (Carolyn) Blackmon and Furman M. (Christy) Blackmon Jr., both of Darlington; two daughters, Cheryl B. Suggs and Janet B. (Ronnie) Goodson, also of Darlington. Also surviving are six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister, Lois Rhodes of Darlington.
Memorials are suggested to Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., Darlington, SC 29532.
Funeral services for Herman M. Hyatt, 62, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jeff Price officiated with burial in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to LifePoint, 1064 Gardner Rd., Suite 105, Charleston, SC 29407.
Mr. Hyatt died Saturday, July 27. Born in Fayetteville, N.C., he was a son of the late Wesley and Ina Ella Lacy Hyatt. He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was retired from Nucor Steel. He received a heart transplant in 1993.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Philips Hyatt of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Terry and Willis Carter, Tammy and Stephen Tinger, Tegy and Phillip Matthews, all of Hartsville, and Trace and Rhett Vereen of Little River; sisters, Virginia Goude of Columbia, Shirley Flippin of Spencer, Va., Barbara Mendenhall of Winston-Salem, N.C., Kay Blackmon of Florence; grandchildren, Braxton Carter, Holden Carter, Brittney Stokes, Cassie Gainey and Nicki Rauch. A sister, Mildred Vincent, and two grandchildren, Stacey Stokes and Hyatt Stokes, preceded him in death.
EDWARD J. BROOME
DARLINGTON - Funeral services for Edward Jimmy Broome, 63, better known as "Peaches," were held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002, in Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Cynthia V. Brown, officiating. Burial followed in Faith Memorial Gardens, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.
Mr. Broome died Thursday, July 25, in a Florence hospital after an illness. He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Eddie and Edna Broome Gilmore. He received his formal education in the Darlington County public schools, graduating from Mayo High School in the class of 1957. He was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church where he served faithfully on the Romeo Circle Choir, the Men's Chorus and the Trustee Board. He retired from C.S.I. Group of Florence, and his last employment was with the Darlington County Council on Aging.
Survivors include his wife, Trenia Mae Broome of the home; two daughters, Linda (Anthony) Freeman of Cheraw and Gwendolyn (Brett) Blizzard of Myrtle Beach; two step-daughters, Evelyn Y. (Ronald) Black of Darlington and Tammy (Marvin) Alston of Florence; seven brothers and sisters, Eddie (Daisy) Gilmore, Janie Mae Trotter, Bernard Gilmore, Debra Denise Gilmore, Stephen Lee Gilmore, Roderick K. Gilmore, all of Darlington, and Daisy G. Lowery of Thomasville, N.C.; six grandchildren; two special children, Kutaries D. Bellamy and Gary L. Rollins of the home; sisters and brother-in-law, nieces; nephews and a special friend, Larry Williams of Latta. A brother, Lawrence, preceded him in death.
The family is receiving friends at the residence, 510 Limit St., Darlington.
ANNIE P. CAMPBELL
Graveside services for Annie Polson Campbell, 78, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2002, at Westview Memorial Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. James E. Beck Jr., officiating.
Mrs. Campbell died Friday, July 26. She was born in Darlington County, a daughter of the late Ervin and Anna Watkins Polson. She was retired from Sonoco Products Co. after 45 years of service, was a member of the Old Timers Club, First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Lee and Laura Campbell of Hartsville; and two sisters, Louise and Tressie, both of Hartsville.
Memorials may be made to the Hartsville Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550.
PAUL M. HOFFMAN
MIDDENDORF - Funeral services for Paul McKinley Hoffman, 76, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Middendorf Baptist Church. The Revs. Don Raines and Ed Griggs officiated with burial in Middendorf Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.
Mr. Hoffman, widower of Allie Mae Short Hoffman, died Friday, July 26, 2002. Born in Chesterfield County, he was a son of the late William McKinley and Ida Johnson Hoffman. He was a member of Middendorf Baptist Church.
Surviving are his sons, William Short of Ruby, Ray Hoffman of Florence, Frank Hoffman of Hartsville; daughters, Elizabeth H. Turner of Florence, Allie Diane McCarty of McBee; sisters, Eva Bollock of Lexington, Elma Flemming of Louisiana; brother, Robert N. Hoffman of Hartsville; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.