DETROIT, MICH. — Services for James White, 66, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (viewing noon) at Rock Hill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Brown’s Funeral Home, Camden, S.C., is in charge. Born in Ridgeway to George and Nickles Bell White, he died Nov. 27, 2004. Surviving are wife, Earlena White; siblings, Willie, David White, Georgia Woods, Nora Sharpley, Hester Braddock; other relatives.
CORDOVA — Services for Edward Williams, 53, are 11 a.m. Saturday (visitation 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today) at Simmons Funeral Home, Orangeburg; burial in Thankful Baptist Churchyard, Bamberg. Born in Orangeburg to James and Bernice W. Simpson, he died Nov. 29, 2004. Surviving: wife, Barbara Williams; children, Shawanda, Anthony, Jeffrey, Edward Williams, Denard Brown; 16 grandchildren; 5 siblings.
GREENWOOD — Services for R.C. “Pete” Hammond Jr., 76, USAF veteran of the Korean Conflict, 10 a.m. Saturday (viewing 9 a.m.) at Main Street United Methodist Church, burial: Greenwood Memorial Gardens, visitation 6-8 tonight at Harley Funeral Home. Born in Anderson to R.C. Sr. and Allie Haynie Hammond, he died Dec. 1, 2004. Surviving: wife, Virginia Hall Hammond; daughter, Kay Drummond.
IRMO — Services for Darrell Marcel Woods, 50, will be held at noon Saturday (visitation 11 a.m.-noon) at Greenlawn Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, both in Columbia. Born to James Woods and Emma Eato, he died November 28, 2004. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Woods; daughter, Duvon Chiles; sister, Josephine Grant; brothers, John, Ronald, Jason and James Woods Jr.
SUMTER — Services for Sarah Carter Haynesworth, 57, 3 p.m. Saturday (2 p.m. viewing) at St. John Baptist Church, Camden, wake service 7-8 tonight at Williams Funeral Home. Born in Camden to Buster Cook and Ellen Carter (stepfather, Henry) Johnson she died Nov. 29, 2004. Surviving: children, Anthony, Jerome, Leroy Haynesworh, Loretta Gailliard, Jennifer Joe; 13 siblings; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson
WEST COLUMBIA — Services for William M. “Billy” Watts, 57, of West Columbia, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, officiated by Rev. Lloyd Roberts. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens. Pallbearers will be Steven Snider, Ralph Bentze, Bob Snider, Philip Douda, Dwayne Ard, and Danny McLemore.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Johnson and Roddy Mack. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to USC Athletic Department Scholarship Fund.
Mr. Watts died Wednesday, December 1, 2004. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Loleta Watts Daniels and the late Roy Warren Watts, Sr. A lifelong area resident, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a member of Holland Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Watts was an avid Gamecock sports fan. He was a wonderful man and grandfather who loved everyone he knew.
Surviving, in addition to his mother of West Columbia, are his sister and brother-in-law, Jodie and Billy McLemore of Lexington; brother and sister-in-law, Roy W. and JoAnn B. Watts of West Columbia; stepdaughter, Samantha Watts of Gaston; son-in-law and his wife, Chris and Kim Shealy of South Congaree; granddaughter, Jessica Shealy of South Congaree; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
GADSDEN — Graveside services celebrating the life of Gloria Weaver Williams, 74, of Gadsden, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2004, at Mount Elon Cemetery, Hopkins, SC. Visitation will be 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2004, at Greenlawn Funeral Home. The Reverend Laverne Hancock will officiate. Memorial in lieu of flowers may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Greenlawn Funeral Home is in charge.
Mrs. Williams was born on November 6, 1930, in Columbia, SC, to the late Eddie Linton and Lillie Belle Daniels Weaver. She was a well respected storekeeper in the Gadsden area for 40 years; a loving and devoted wife of 41 years, a beautiful and nurturing mother, grandmother always, known affectionately as “Nanny” to her 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Surviving to honor and cherish her memory are her husband Wallace, daughter Brenda Branham of Gadsden, sons, Jimmy Williams of Gadsden, Buck Williams and wife Alice of Hopkins; grand and great grandchildren; Gloria was predeceased by 2 infant children, 1 granddaughter and 1 great-grandson.
LEESVILLE — Services for Linda Gail Waters, 55, will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Historic Batesburg-Leesville Chapel with the Rev. Frank Mims officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260.
Ms. Waters died Wednesday. Born in Lexington County a daughter of the late Welton Eugene Waters, Sr. and Lois Cockrell Waters. She was formerly employed at NCR and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her brothers, Dale and Terry Waters both of Batesburg-Leesville, Michael Waters of TX; sisters, Marilyn Waters, Dorothy Mullins, Jean Frick all of Leesville, Loris Yonce and Mary Kinard both of Ridge Spring and Cynthia Baughman of Batesburg. She was predeceased by a brother Welton E. Waters, Jr.
RICHMOND, Va. — Services for Marie Mitchell Wiley, 102, will be held at 11 a.m. today (viewing at 10 a.m.) at Chapel of Remembrance, Brown’s Funeral Home, Camden, S.C., with burial in Camden Cemetery. She died November 26, 2004. Surviving: grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Elijah Turner Jr
LEXINGTON — Services for Elijah C. Turner, Jr., 86, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at The Harvest Church with burial to follow in Woodridge Memorial Park with full military honors. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2004 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 5317, West Columbia, SC 29171
Mr. Turner died Tuesday, November 30, 2004. Born April 4, 1918 in Anniston, AL, he was the son of the late Elijah C. Sr. and Alice Buck Turner. He was a member of The Harvest Church and a Sgt. Major E-9 in the Army, retiring with over twenty years of service. At sixty years of age, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Education from Columbia Bible College. He was called to preach in 1975, and pastored at several churches. He was the Founder and Pastor of the New Testament Church in Lexington. His pastoral services were concluded with the Family of God Ministries. He touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. “We Love you, papa...Your Girls”
He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Dorothy Ann; daughters, Kathlyn Jo Cantwell, Sandra Eloise Turner, Dorothy “Dotty” Louise Ingram; son-in-law, Larry Ingram; grandchildren, Shannon Jo and Kelly Michelle Cantwell, Mackenzie Combs Calhoun and spouse, Kevin; Kevin Dean Ingram and spouse, Sonya; great-grandchildren, Jackson Bleu Calhoun, Elijah White Calhoun, and Landon Turner Ingram.
HOPKINS — Services for Ronnie L. Stewart, 51, will be held at 2:00 pm. on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at Kittiwake Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2004 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Joseph M. Still Augusta Burn Center, 3651 Wheeler Rd., Augusta, GA 30909 or Providence Heart Institute, 2435 Forest Dr., Columbia, SC 29204.
Mr. Stewart died on Sunday, November 28, 2004. He was the son of the Nancy Stewart and the late James J. Stewart. He was a member of Kittiwake Baptist Church and an EMT for Life Reach Flight Team at Providence Heart Institute for twenty-one years and worked in the Providence Cath Lab.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Stewart of West Columbia; son, Shannon Michael Stewart of West Columbia; mother, Nancy Shugart Stewart of LaPlata, MD; brother, Jerry Stewart and wife, Maria, brother, Jimmy Stewart and wife, Marty of LaPlata, MD; sister-in-law, Linda Buffalo of LaPlata, MD; mother and father-in-law, Bob and Jo Shealy of Cayce; sister-in-law, Robin Sox and husband, Eddie of Lexington; brother-in-law, Brian Shealy and wife, Melanie of Greer; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Stewart.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Funeral services for Nettie Mohler Sutphin, 85, of Winston-Salem, NC, formerly of Camden, SC, will be held Saturday, December 4, 2004, at 1:00 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the John Knox Hall of Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. William F. Summers and Rev. Dennis Tetter will officiate. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020 or Kershaw County Medical Center Auxillary, Haile and Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020. Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Sutphin, widow of Villa Sutphin, died Tuesday, November 23, 2004. Born in Waynesboro, VA, she was the daughter of the late James Webb and Ada May Fitzgerald Mohler. She was secretary of Springdale Hall for 27 years, a former Kershaw County Medical Center Auxillary for 15 years, a volunteer for Camden Christian Ministries for 10 years. executive secretary for Community Chest. Mrs. Sutphin was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon, Elder and Moderator of Presbyterian Women.
Surviving are a son, Jimmy Sutphin of the home, a daughter, Anne Smith of Winston-Salem, NC, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by 2 sisters.
DENMARK — Services for Margie Sanders, 63, are 1 p.m. Saturday at Honey Ford Baptist Church with burial in Bamberg County Memory Gardens, Bamberg. Viewing is 7 tonight at Wright’s Funeral Home. Born in Barnwell Co. to Lexia and Lucille Williams, she died Nov. 29, 2004. She worked as a top cook in Bronx, N.Y. Surviving are husband, John; mother; sons; daughters; stepchildren; brothers; sisters.
RUBY — Services for Larry Colon Sellers, 61, widower of Willie Faye Burr Sellers, will be 11 a.m. Saturday (visitation 6-8 tonight) at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, burial in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. Born in Chesterfield Co. to Charlie and Cornelius Sellers, he died Dec. 1, 2004. Surviving: son, Chad Sellers; brothers, Jerry, Darrell, Terry Sellers; aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews.