Obituaries – July 31, 2019

Charles Joseph Moody Jr.

DARLINGTON – Charles Joseph Moody Jr., 61, beloved son and fifth child of the late Ada Lee Allen Moody and Charles Joseph Moody Sr., passed away Thursday, July 11, at Roper Hospice in Mount Pleasant.

He was born Oct. 17, 1957, in Darlington at Wilson’s Clinic.

Joey was raised in Darlington’s First Baptist Church and was a Cub Scout. In addition, he was a graduate of St. John’s High School, where he played on the tennis team, and attended Francis Marion College.

He was employed by Southeastern Landscaping.

Joey was a kind and loving soul and leaves behind four older sisters: Corinne Moody O’Steen, Florence; JoAnne Moody Cusaac, Darlington; Becky Moody Williamson (David), Mount Pleasant; and Jacqueline Moody McLaurin (Frank Dunninger), Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

In addition, he leaves behind his special aunts and uncle, Lilabelle Moody, Jackie Eidson and John Allen (Josie), his girlfriend Faye Lloyd, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and niece, Lelia McLaurin.

Family and friends whose lives were touched by Joey attended his memorial service in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home July 28. The family greeted guests following the service. Graveside will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Darlington Humane Society, PO Box 503, Darlington, SC 29501.

A guestbook is available online at

Marion “Woogie” Campbell

DARLINGTON — Francis Marion “Woogie” Campbell, 79, died Thursday, July 25, 2019. A graveside service was held at Grove Hill Cemetery Saturday, July 27, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Darlington Aug. 10, 1939, he was the son of the late Roland and Roxie Campbell.

Marion never met a stranger and loved everyone. He enjoyed eating and socializing at Takis in Darlington, and loved George and Marilyn.

He was an avid athletic supporter of St. John’s and Darlington High School, and supported the St. John’s Booster Club. He was a charter member of Vision Assembly.

He is survived by brothers, Charles “Curly” Campbell of Darlington, Roland Campbell of Columbia, sister-in-law, Ruth Campbell and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Jimmy and Tommy Campbell and sisters Ruth Eskridge and Grace Riles.

A guestbook is available online at

Bobby Dean Purvis

SOCIETY HILL – Bobby Dean Purvis, 59, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019. Funeral services were Monday, July 29, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill with burial at the church cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

The family received friends Sunday evening at the home, 6186 Society Hill Road.

Born June 2, 1960, Bobby was the son of the late Jake Purvis and Mary Johnson Purvis.

He worked in maintenance at Bird Song Peanut. Bobby enjoyed working on cars, and loved listening to country music.

Surviving are his sons, Jason (Kacee) Purvis of Hartsville, and Joseph Purvis of Society Hill; grandchildren, Wyatt and Leah Purvis; brother, Joel (Judy) Purvis of Cheraw; sister, Virginia “Jennie” (Johnny) Hicks of Society Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Chapman Purvis, who died in 2016, and many brothers and sisters.

A guestbook is available online at

Dominic Joseph Scimeca

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. — Dominic Joseph Scimeca, 76, passed away July 25, 2019. He was born in Chicago Aug. 29, 1942, to the late Steven and Muriel Koczor Scimeca.

Dominic was CEO of MSD Electronics in Darlington.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Mary Casey.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jo Scimeca; daughters, Kathleen Kixmiller, Karen Euse, Jessica Harrison and Sara Kampmeyer; stepdaughter, Tina Jordan; stepson, Tim Martin; seven grandchildren; stepgrandson and two great-grandchildren.

Private memorial services will be held. Garrett Funeral Home is caring for the family. A message of comfort may be left for the family at

Dorie Van Stone

DARLINGTON — Dorie Van Stone went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2019. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the chapel at Bethea Baptist Retirement Community, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Dorie was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Lloyd Van Stone. She is survived by two children, Darlene Wood of Cherry Valley, Ariz., and Burney Van Stone of Topeka, Kansas, along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorie was born Doris Duckworth in Oakland, Calif., in 1922 and placed in an orphanage at age 6. She left the orphanage at 13 and lived in four foster homes. In 1946, she attended St. Paul Bible Institute, where she met the love of her life, Lloyd Van Stone. The Van Stones were the first missionaries to the Dani tribe of Papua, New Guinea. They returned to America after seven years, where Lloyd pastored churches in Kansas, Minnesota and Colorado.

After Lloyd’s death, Dorie was on staff with Precept Ministries International. Dorie loved and was active with Open Hearts Ministry for many years alongside her friend Sandy Burdick.

She also became a founding board member of All God’s Children International in 1991 and served in that capacity for many years. She served on the board of Forever Changed International in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where their orphanage was named Dorie’s Promise in her honor.

Dorie was known as God’s Orphan Ambassador around the world. Later Dorie was part of Just for Women Ministries in Darlington.

Dorie co-authored two books, “Dorie, the Girl Nobody Loved,” and “No Place to Cry,” with Erwin Lutzer. She also authored “Secrets of the Heart.”

She traveled around the world at least 13 times, sharing her story with thousands upon thousands of people. Her story was one of her love for Jesus and her love for people, a story of love through Jesus that brought healing to people who desperately needed to know they were loved.

Dorie is home now, with the loves of her life, Jesus and her Lloyd.

Author: Rachel Howell

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