Obituaries – April 17, 2019

Mary McFadden Clanton

DARLINGTON – Mary McFadden Clanton of Darlington died Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Funeral services were Friday, April 12, at Darlington Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

A visitation was held Thursday, April 11, at Belk Funeral Home, and other times at the home, 104 Oakview Drive, Darlington.

Born in Florence, Mary was the daughter of the late Clyde Stuckey and Gladys J. Garner McFadden. She lived in Darlington all of her life. She was a graduate of St. John’s High School and Columbia College.

Mary and her husband, Ray, along with her twin sister Marian and her husband, Bill Harper, were married in a double wedding ceremony Dec. 28, 1950, at Trinity United Methodist Church. For 70 years, Mary was an active member of Darlington Presbyterian Church in the Covenant Sunday School Class and the morning circle. She was a long-time member of Jeannyne Greer’s “Precept Bible Ministries” and later Betsy Bird’s “Just for Women Bible Study Ministries.”

Mary was enthusiastic and welcoming, always ready with a smile and an encouraging word of support for everyone. She lived well, laughed often and loved much! Mary enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with her twin sister Marian.

Mary is lovingly remembered by her sons Richard McFadden Clanton (Lynn) and Robert Dean Clanton (Mary Beth); five grandchildren, Mary Carolyn Longbrake (Kyle), William Richard Clanton, Thomas Ray Clanton (Kayla), Anna James Clanton and Rosalyn McFadden Clanton; three great-grandchildren, Colton, Nathan and Jillian Longbrake; and nieces Holly Foley (Steve) and Mze Wilkins (Dick).

Mary was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 66 years, Ray McIver Clanton, a son, Ray McIver Clanton Jr., her twin sister, Marian McFadden Harper, her brother, Clyde Stuckey McFadden, and her sister, Margaret Garner McFadden.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Sylvia Johnson, who was Mary’s devoted and loving main caretaker for several years. Her kindness and attentive care will not be forgotten.

The family would also like to thank all the caregivers who looked after Mary including Brenda Fleming, Michelle Johnson and Angie Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to either the Susan Johnson Memorial Fund or the Endowment Fund, both at Darlington Presbyterian Church, 311 Pearl St., Darlington, SC 29532.

A guestbook is available online at

Ann McElveen Davis

DARLINGTON – Ann McElveen Davis, 71, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Funeral services were Thursday, April 11, in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home with burial at Darlington Memory Gardens. The family received friends Wednesday at the funeral home.

Born June 18, 1947, Ann was the daughter of the late Blease McElveen and Mollie Welch McElveen.

She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Medford Nursing Home. Ann loved to fish, tend to her garden and was a member of Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Larry G. Davis; children, Travis Davis and Karen Nealey; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dalmage (Stella) Welch of Florence and Ernest McElveen of Columbia; and sister, Ethel Mae Kinlaw.

She was preceded in death by her son, Tracey Davis; and many brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made to Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 1335 Lamar Highway, Darlington, SC 29532.

A guestbook is available online at

Maggie Truett McCutcheon

DARLINGTON — Maggie Howard Truett McCutcheon, 83, died Saturday, April 13, 2019.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, April 16, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home, with burial in Swift Creek Cemetery.

The family received friends Monday evening at the funeral home and other times at 129 Rhodes Community Road.

Born in Warsaw, S.C., Aug. 14, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Robert Walker Howard. In her earlier years, Mrs. McCutcheon worked in the textile mill industry.

She loved her children and grandchildren very much.

She is survived by four children, Marion “Peanut” (Karen) Truett of Columbia, Johnny (Joyce Dale) Truett of Hartsville, Robin (Joyce Ann) Truett of Hartsville, Darlene (Larry) Scalf of Darlington, 10 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and many brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie (Tracy) Larymore.

Author: Rachel Howell

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