Obituaries – November 6, 2019

Carol Ann Mullins

DARLINGTON — Carol Ann Mullins was born March 4, 1952, to the late H. Laurie and Mary Elizabeth Mullins, in Darlington.

“Cat” or “Catfish” as she was affectionately known, received her formal education in Darlington as well as Brooklyn, N.Y.

Cat was formerly employed at Hampton Inn and Best Western Hotel.

On Oct. 25, 2019, Cat was called home, surrounded by the people she loved and held dear to her heart.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her twin brother, Carl L. Mullins; brothers, Chester (Ebenezer) Mullins, Ronnie (Carmensita) Mullins, Danny Mullins, L. Paul (Clarissa) Mullins, Michael Mullins, Dwayne (Elizabeth) Mullins, and John (Jeanine) Mullins; a sister, Lillian Marie (Nathaniel) Williams; one niece raised as a sister, Linda Reed; a very special niece who took care of her and loved her dearly, Latina Williamson; her life partner, Bubba Frank Thompson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Memorial services for Ms. Mullins were Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at 412 Knotty Pine Road in Darlington. The family was also receiving friends at 412 Knotty Pine Road, Darlington.

Arrangements are entrusted to Jordan Funeral Home Inc.

Katie Flowers Weaver

DARLINGTON — Katie Flowers Weaver, 73, widow of Billy Weaver, died on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Indian Branch Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home.

Mrs. Weaver was born Oct. 31, 1945, in Darlington. She was the daughter of the late Eli John Flowers and Mary Jordan Flowers. She was raised in the Indian Branch community of Darlington County.

She was a member of Indian Branch United Methodist Church. She retired from the Darlington County School District after many years of service.

In later years, she moved to Florida to be near her daughter. Mrs. Weaver enjoyed fishing, she loved animals and she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her daughters, Ellen Dilling (Dale) of Hartsville and Jo McCall (Craig) of Florida; her brothers, Winfred Flowers and wife, Loris, of Darlington and Donnie Flowers; her sisters, Ella Sims and husband, Ronnie, and Pearl Jeffords and husband, Tommy, of Darlington; her grandchildren, Ashley Rhodes (Josh Morris), Brittany Rhodes (Jerry Sanders), Coy McCall and Matthew McCall; her great-grandchildren Colton Morris and Bryson Sanders.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Eli Flowers.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at

Mildred Coker Bradshaw

DARLINGTON – Mildred Ann Coker Bradshaw, 98, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.
A visitation was held Friday, Nov. 1, at Belk Funeral Home, with a graveside service immediately following at Grove Hill Cemetery.

Born Jan. 14, 1921, in Sandy Bay, Mildred was the daughter of the late John N. Coker and Missouri A. Lee Coker. She worked at Dixie Cup. Mildred enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and was a member of First Church of God in Darlington.

Surviving are her son, Dwayne Bradshaw; nieces (daughters), Allison (Walt) Parker of Florence, Laura Wills of Darlington; great-great nieces and -nephews (grandchildren), Tyler, Charlotte and Matthew.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Leo Bradshaw, and her nine siblings.

A special thank you to Heritage Home and Agape Hospice for the love and care they have shown her over the years.

Memorials may be made to First Church of God, 620 N. Main St., Darlington, SC 29532.

A guestbook is available online at

Jacqueline Rhodes Brown

DARLINGTON – Jacqueline Rhodes Brown, 86, passed away at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, and burial at Darlington Memory Gardens.

Born in Darlington County, she was the daughter of the late Baxter and Myrtle Taylor Rhodes. Ms. Brown enjoyed traveling, going to yard sales and auctions. She was a member of High Hill Baptist Church and attended church in Santee and Maggie Valley.

Surviving are her sons: George E. (Donna) Brown, Henry L. (Mary) Brown Sr., both of Darlington; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, her brother, Baxter (Bridgett) Rhodes Jr. of Darlington, sisters: Sue Stewart and Jean (Junior) Crowley, both of Hartsville.

In addition to her parents, Jacqueline was preceded in death by her husband, George Elvin Brown Sr., her daughter, Kathy Brown, a brother, Jim Rhodes, and a sister, Louise Jones.

An online guestbook is available at

Coleen King Ward

LAMAR – Coleen King Ward, 74, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 31, at Zion United Methodist Church, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends Thursday at the church.

Burial will take place at Newman Swamp Cemetery on a later date.

Born March 21, 1945, Coleen was the daughter of the late Colon Edward King and Phyllis Smith King. She was a loving and devoted housewife and mother. Coleen was a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, Sandra Brown, Fran Harrington, Larry Glasscock Jr., Timmy Glasscock and Kim Walters; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Ward.

A guestbook is available online at

Marchette Yvette Wingate

DARLINGTON — Marchette Yvette Wingate, formerly of Darlington, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Charlotte.

She was the daughter of Paul Wingate and the late Fannie Wingate.

Services will be held in Washington.

Jordan Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of local announcements.

Victor Carroll Spivey

DARLINGTON – Victor “Vic” Carroll Spivey, 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.

Born July 9, 1946, Victor was the son of the late Victor Spivey and Louise Bryant Spivey. He worked as a groundskeeper.

He enjoyed listening to country music, watching Westerns and loved spending time with his family.

Surviving are his brother, Pat (Judy) Spivey of Florence; sisters, Linda Marsh and Venita (Chafee) Jones, all of Darlington; nieces and nephews, Brock Spivey, Shannon Spivey, Wendy Crowley, Travis DuRant, Crystal Yarborough and Chad Jones; great-nieces and nephews, Sierra, Marissa, Savannah, Kinsley, Bec, Chapel, Christian, Riley, Parker and Radhen.

A guestbook is available online at

Author: Rachel Howell

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