Obituaries for July 11, 2018

Emma Coker

Hartsville – Emma Dean Funderburk Coker, age 65 passed away Monday, June 25, 2018. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 5 at 3 p.m. in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Harris Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Society Hill. The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Born November 18, 1952, Emma is the daughter of the late William Hunter Funderburk and Mary Angallee Nance Funderburk. She formally worked in the Business Office and Admitting at Byerly Hospital and Carolina Pines Hospital. She enjoyed collecting antiques, going to yard sales and garage sales.

Surviving are her daughter, Amy (Jacob) Griggs; her son, Jeremy Coker, both of Hartsville; grandchildren, Louis Griggs and Josie Griggs; brothers, Ernie Funderburk of Myrtle Beach, and Roy Funderburk of Darlington.

Memorials may be made to South Hartsville Baptist Church, 205 E. Bobo Newsom Hwy. Hartsville, SC 29550.
A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Townsend Norton

ARLINGTON- Charles Townsend Norton, age 79, died Wednesday, July 4. 2018. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 6th at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 5th at Belk Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Born in Bennettsville, SC on April 27, 1939, he was the son of the late Bertie T. and Christine Usher Norton. After Mr. Norton’s retirement from NUCOR, he drove tankers for APC and trucks for Doyle O’neal’s and William Kirven’s farms. Townsend also farmed for many years himself, enjoyed hunting ,fishing, watching NASCAR and most importantly, spending time with his family. He was known on the CB radio as “Part-Time” and loved going to IGA, always saying he “had to get milk and bread”. Mr. Norton was a member of COOTS and Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah R. Norton, two sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Samantha Norton and Chris and Michelle Norton all of Darlington, grandchildren: Jordan (Dennis) Gearhart, Brittany Norton, Trey Norton, Kaleigh Norton, Madison Norton and CJ Norton; and his sister Shirley (the late Robert) Coleman of Latta.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Craig Norton and a grandson, Cody Norton.
Memorials may be made to the Missions Fund or Building Fund at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington, SC 29532.

A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Marshall A. Stevens

Lamar – Marshall “Bozo” A. Stevens, age 65, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7 in the Lamar chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Lamar Cemetery. The family received friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Born December 3, 1952, Marshall is the son of the late David E. Stevens and Beatrice Watford Stevens. He worked as a truck driver for Vulcraft and Socar. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and loving his grandchildren. As a young man, he attended Lamar Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Anne Howell Stevens; children, Holly Stevens, Ryan Stevens, both of Lexington, and Carla Stevens of Lamar; 10 grandchildren; step-children, Carlton (Brandy) McKay of Florence, and Rachel (Dennis) Boan of Lamar; sisters, Darlene (Paul) Lawrence of Douglasville, GA, and Marcene (Charles) Lane of Florence; brothers, Willis Stevens and Junior Bell, both of Lamar; special friends, Allen Knotts, Lloyd Knotts, and Russell Knotts.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Heyward Stevens, E.C. Stevens, Bobby Stevens, and Johnny Stevens.
Memorials may be made to Will of Faith Southern Methodist Church, 836 Seven Bridges Rd. Lamar, SC 29069.
A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Author: Rachel Howell

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