Obituaries – August 21, 2019

Doris Pearson

DARLINGTON — Doris Alma Housand Pearson, 73, died Thursday evening, Aug. 15, 2019, at McLeod Hospice House.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 17, in the Chapel of Belk Funeral Home with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday.

Born May 16, 1946, in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Claude B.
Housand and the late Iris Amber Long Housand. She worked at Jack’s Mobile Home Supply and was a former member of the Mechanicsville Fire Department. Mrs. Doris, also affectionately known as Momma Doris, loved people and enjoyed fishing and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James E. Pearson; a son, Troy (Amber) Pearson; a daughter, Renee Taylor; grandchildren Joey (Brandy) Pearson, James C. (Brooke) Pearson, Caitlin Pearson, Danielle Taylor, Kelly (Rayce) Collins; great-grandchildren Gracie Pearson and Colt Pearson; a brother, Ralph (Toni) Housand; sisters Carol (Donnie) Todd, Barbara (Billy) McDowell, Brenda Norris; a special four-legged friend, Reagan Pearson and special friends the Goude family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Housand and mother-in-law, Lena Barnhill.

A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.

Inez Edwards Walters

DARLINGTON – Inez Catherine Edwards Walters, 91, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 17, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill with burial at the church cemetery. The family received friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Belk Funeral Home, Darlington.

Born March 17, 1928, Inez was the daughter of the late George Edwards and Kate Freeman Edwards. She was a loving Christian wife, mother and lifelong caregiver who led by example. She was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church, the Welsh Neck Ramblers, and kept the nursery for many years.

Surviving are her daughters, Iris Garland of Darlington and her children Ramona, Ken (Cathy), Cathy (Aaron) Pruitt of Sumter and her son Travis (Jean) Brown, Wendy Walters Atkinson of Darlington and her children Katie (Ralph) and Lee, Billie (Bobby) Nolan of Society Hill and their children Robbie (Tracey), Neal (Jessica), Brandon (Cindy); 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elsie Bradshaw of Eastover.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Walters; and her fiancé, Harvey Gandy. She was the last surviving sibling of Johnny, Charlie, Dick, Frank and Bobby Edwards.

A guestbook is available online at

Author: Rachel Howell

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