Obituaries – January 9, 2019

Clyde Squires

DARLINGTON — Clyde Squires, July 19, 1935-Jan. 1, 2019. Clyde has been reunited with his love of his life, Deana Bell Squires, who passed away Dec. 31, 2016, and now reside in Heaven.

He was the son of the late Claude Squires and Rose Markley Squires. Also preceding him in death are his siblings, Charles (Chuck) Squires, Donald Squires, Joseph Squires and Shirley Squires Buchta.

He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, Navy ship USS Antietam. He also served in the Army Reserve. He worked in the coal mines of West Virginia. He sold Singer sewing machines door to door. He mostly worked in the oil business, Standard Oil and Quaker State, until retirement.

He kept busy, always into something, such as the Boxing Club in Chester, W. Va., in the 1970s.

He loved the boxers and loved keeping the kids busy. He had greenhouses and loved plants. He loved drag racing at Friendship Park in Winterville, Ohio, and Darlington and several other tracks. He was a wonderful artist, drawing cartoons, painting and airbrushing to say the least.

Surviving him are his siblings, James William Squires of Philadelphia, John (Dorothy) Squires of Mt. Morris, Pa., Claudia (Larry) Moser of Chesnee, Jacquelin Squires Moore of New Castle, Pa.

Also, his children, Clyde, Jay (Donna) Squires, Florence; Susan (William Jr.) Blinn (formerly of Chester, W. Va.), Darlington; and Janis (Randy) Morrell of East Liverpool, Ohio.

Also his grandchildren, Misty (Robert) Davis of Calcutta, Ohio; Ben Frazier of Chester. W. Va.; James Hayes Cleveland, Georgia (active duty Army); Jeremiah Squires of Chester, W. Va.; Kelsey White of Florence; and Timothy Toothman Jr. of East Palestine, Ohio. He has 10 great-grandchildren.

Our parents, Clyde and Dee, have nurtured so many, have touched so many lives, have given so much laughter, kindness and joy to so many of us. They were so very giving.

Per their request, no services will be held at this time.

We will have a memorial service to honor both parents together at a later date to better accommodate our family and friends.

A very special thank you to Amedisys Hospice and the many people who supported us. This is the most thoughtful organization.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and Crematory in Darlington.

Dell Jordan Wallace

Dell Jordan Wallace, age 99, of San Diego passed away Dec. 21, 2018. She was born March 14, 1919, in Timmonsville and was a longtime resident of Darlington County. She was married for 47 years to her childhood sweetheart, the late Barnie Wallace, a local civic leader and president of Darlington Raceway.

She is survived by her son, Barnie Wallace Jr., his wife, Peggy, granddaughter Megan, great-granddaughters Anastasia and Avaiah and numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment was at Darlington County Memory Gardens. A celebration of life was planned for early this year. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Darlington or the American Cancer Society.

Donald Huggins

LAMAR – Donald “Don” Huggins, 77, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 29, at Lamar United Methodist Church, with burial at Lamar Memorial Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends at the church.

Born April 8, 1941, Don was the son of the late Charlie Huggins and Marie Johnson Huggins. He served in the Army and worked for ESAB for 43 years. Don was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed watching Fox News. He attended Lamar United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Liz D. Huggins of Lamar; his sons, Darian (Chanda) Huggins of Florence, Donnie Huggins of Lamar and Daniel “Danny” Huggins of Florence; grandchildren, Lee D. Huggins, Erin Huggins, Rachel Huggins and Megan Huggins; his half-sister, Wanda Wallace of Society Hill.

Memorials may be made to Lamar United Methodist Church, PO Box 555 Lamar, SC 29069.

A guestbook is available online at

Stella Hudson Borders

Stella Hudson Borders, 70, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. She was born in Florence, daughter of the late Jim and Sarah Bailey Hudson.

She is survived by her son, Michael L. Borders Jr. of Myrtle Beach, two brothers, James (Doris) Hudson and William (Jeannie) Hudson, all of Florence, and her brother-in-law, Roger Saywer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Michael L. Borders Sr. and a sister, Edith Hudson Sawyer.

All services were held privately and conducted by Belk Funeral Home.

Joshua Macdonald

DARLINGTON — Joshua David Macdonald, 26, died Dec. 31, 2018. A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 4, at Darlington Presbyterian Church. The family received friends Thursday evening at Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Seneca Aug. 13, 1992, he was the son of Allan R. and Echo-Leigh Bertolini Macdonald. Raised in the shadows of Clemson University, Joshua was a homeschooled student and sports enthusiast, especially when it came to Clemson football and baseball.

He was recently named “Fan of the Year” by Clemson University’s Florence Area Prowl and Growl. Joshua also enjoyed being outdoors playing golf, hunting, shooting bicycling, and going on adventures with his brother, Eddy.

He was well known in the hallways of Darlington Presbyterian Church, where he was quick to greet you with a smile and friendly “Hey.” He was honorary head usher of the church, and looked forward each week to serving with his “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”

Joshua also sang on the praise team for Darlington Presbyterian and was active in the College and Career group. Always cheerful despite many adversities, he was an inspiration to many, at McLeod Health and Fitness Center and elsewhere.

In addition to his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Allan Macdonald of Darlington, he is survived by his siblings, Andrew (Sarah) Robertson Macdonald of San Francisco, Edward Daniel Macdonald of Colorado Springs, Colo. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Somerled Donald St. Maur Macdonald and Myrta Robertson Macdonald and maternal grandparents, Eleanor Lucille Bertolini and Edward Joseph Bertolini.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Joshua’s name to either the Susan Johnson Memorial Fund at Darlington Presbyterian Church, or to the Clemson Life Program, (“Clemson University Foundation”). In the Memo line write “Clemson LIFE Foundation Account” or “Grace Clements Scholarship” and mail to Clemson University Foundation, PO Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633.

A guestbook is available online at

Author: Rachel Howell

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