Obituaries for July 25, 2018

Ralph Montague Mack

Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Montague Mack of Darlington were held 3:00 o’clock Monday, July 23, 2018 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Dovesville.

Interment followed in the church cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Mr. Mack, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Coolie Mack, Jr., was born on May 22, 1965. He departed this life on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

He was educated in the Darlington County Public School System and was a member of the Mayo High School Class of 1983. He attended Voorhees College from 1983-1987 where he studied Criminal Justice.

Survivors are: his loving wife, Sakinah S. Mack; his twin sons, Montaque and Montavis Mack; a daughter, Surrayyah Mack and a son, Khalil Mack; two grandsons; his siblings, Bertie Jackson, Cooley Mack, III, Cynthia (Phil) Robinson, Janet (Robert) Brown, Anthony (Cynthia) Mack and Carolyn (Jesse) Graham; three aunts, two uncles; and a host of in-laws nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 218 Society Hill Road, Darlington

Gene Pridgen

Darlington – Gene Pridgen, age 69, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Friday, July 20 in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Born May 10, 1949, Gene is the son of the late Kent Arkle Pridgen and Helen Harrell Pridgen. He worked as a truck driver for Mercury and Freight and Fed-Ex. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching NASCAR.

Surviving are his wife, Judy J. Pridgen of Darlington; his daughter, Tonya (Ray) Osborne of Darlington; grandchildren, Kinsley and Zach Osborne; his brother, Steve Pridgen of Florence; and his good friend, Scott.

A guestbook is available online at

Paul Hull

Florence – Paul Hull, age 87, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018. A visitation was held Wednesday, July 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Belk Funeral Home in Darlington, with a graveside service following at Grove Hill Cemetery.

Paul was born in Casar, North Carolina, the son of the late Plato and Dona Wright Hull. He served in the U.S. Military during the Korean War, and was stationed in Germany. He retired from DuPont after 30 years of loyal employment. Paul was a member of Woodmen of the World for over 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Margie Walker Hull; his daughter, Myra Paul; five grandchildren, Lauren Victoria Hull, Matthew Paul Hull, Jessica Grace Hull, Michael Brian Hull, and William Addison Hull; five siblings, Carl Hull, Birla Cupps, Bonnie Adkins, and Carol Courson, all of North Carolina, and Harold Hull of Florida, and an abundance of nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his two sons, Brian Lee Hull in 2007, and Jerry Paul Hull in 2014. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Macie Moorehead, Jean Baucom, and Letha Pyatte; and two brothers, John T. and Ray Hull.

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Francis Marion Bonnoitt

Francis Marion Bonnoitt, 84, passed away at home Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Born May 18, 1934 in Darlington, SC, he was the son of the late Harry Elliott and Beulah (Kyzer) Bonnoitt.

Marion graduated from St. John’s High School. On July 24, 1954 he married the former Eleanor Byrd Bonnoitt. Marion joined the Navy Reserves and went on to serve for 2 years in active duty. Marion retired from Darlington County School District. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He enjoyed following various sports and spending time with his grand and great grandchildren.

Marion is survived by his daughter, Cyndi Bonnoitt Blackwood (Jim); sons, Richard Mark Bonnoitt (Penny) and Francis Norwood Bonnoitt (Kim); grandchildren, Dustin (Kate) and Gray (Kathryn) Ham, Elizabeth (Phil) Jones, Courtney (Joe) Coker, Luke Blackwood, Mark Bonnoitt, Callie Bonnoitt, great grandchildren, Jake and Tyler Ham, Coleman and Lucas Jones, and Savannah and Ella Coker; brother, Harry Elliott Bonnoitt, Jr.; and devoted friend, Charlie Gardener.

In addition to his parents, Marion was preceded in death by his wife; sisters, Margaret Roberts Green (Clyde) and Helen Bonnoitt Skirving; brother, John Robert Bonnoitt (Nonnie); and a sister-in-law, Jean McWhite Bonnoitt.

Memorial donations can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 16, Darlington, SC 29540.

Arrangements are being handled by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington.

Linda Turner

Darlington-Linda Weatherford Turner, age 76, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her family. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 2 until 3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, and other times at the home.

Born on March 2, 1942, she is the daughter of the late James D. “J.D.” and Louise Burris Weatherford. Mrs. Turner retired from the Darlington County School District as a teaching assistant. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, cooking for and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Wayne E. Turner, two daughters, Tammy (Keith) Chapman of Florence, Tina (Marc) Weatherford of Darlington; a daughter-in-law, Christy Turner of Darlington, a sister, Diane Braddock of Florence, a sister-in-law, Jackie Weatherford, six grandchildren, Tyler (Carley) Chapman, Nicholas Chapman, Rylan Weatherford, Abigail Weatherford, Brittany (Blake) Parkhurst, Whitney (Parker) Whisnant and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Rusty Turner, and her brother, Roger Weatherford.
Memorial may be made to Evergreen Baptist Church, 6316 Pamplico Hwy, Effingham, SC 29541.
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Larry Kinsaul

DARLINGTON- Larry B. Kinsaul, age 75, died Friday, July 20, 2018. A funeral service was held in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, with burial following in Pine Grove Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Born in Darlington on January 6, 1943, Larry is the son of the late Giles and Dorothy ‘Dot’ Kinsaul. Mr. Kinsaul served in the Unites States Army and was stationed in Panama as a sergeant. He worked as a regional produce supervisor for W. Lee Flowers, and after his retirement, worked at IGA in Darlington. Larry was also a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Linda A. Kinsaul, a daughter, Mia Kelly of Florence, grandchildren: Parker Hepburn, Jade Kelly, Stormey Kelly, a great-grandchild, Regan Hartley and two brothers: Freddie (Brenda) Kinsaul and Rodney (Brenda) Kinsaul.

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