Obituaries – October 17, 2018

Patsy Jackson

DARLINGTON – Patsy Geraldine Jackson, 68, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. A memorial service was held 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11,, in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home.

Born Aug. 25, 1950, Patsy was the daughter of the late Annie Mae Johnson Jackson. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps and then retired from Wellman.

Surviving are her daughter Rachel Lumetta of Rock Hill; grandchildren, Abigail (Colin) Meachem of Hickory, N.C., Caroline (Jake Hartwell) Lumetta of Lancaster, and Sarah Lumetta of Rock Hill; her great-grandchild, Kinslee Rae Lumetta; her brothers, Eddie (DeNiece) Jackson of Darlington, and Larry (Gaby) Dove of Darlington; sisters, Cathy (Laverne McElveen) Dutton of Scranton, and Pearline (Kenny) Jackson of Calabash, N.C.; her special friend, Ann Jackson of Lake City.

A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Jeffery “Jeff” Kelly

DARLINGTON – Jeffery “Jeff” Lee Kelly, 55, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Central Baptist Church, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Belk Funeral Home.

Born Aug. 14, 1963, Jeff was the son of James R. Kelly and Delores O’Neal Scurry. He worked in construction for Industrial Paving. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, especially his favorite racer, Dale Earnhardt. Jeff was a fan of Carolina Gamecock football, the Dallas Cowboys, and enjoyed classic rock concerts.

Surviving are his mother, Delores O’Neal Scurry; father, James R. (Dianne) Kelly; two daughters, Heather (Mathew) Langston of Florence and Sarah Kelly of Colorado; two sons, Joshua Kelly of Spartanburg and Pierce Kelly of Darlington; grandchildren, Maddox and Noah Langston, James and J.J. Kelly; brother, James Gregory Kelly of Darlington; half-sister, Ashley Kelly (Josh) Stanley of Darlington; several nieces and nephews, special cousins, and aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St. Darlington, SC 29532. A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Ronald Delmus Stephens

DARLINGTON – Ronald Delmus Stephens, 79, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Dovesville Church of God, with burial at the church cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Born Jan. 6, 1939, Ronald was the son of the late Lawton Stephens and Ella Welch Stephens. He served in the U.S. National Guard, and then retired from Coca-Cola in Bishopville. He was a member of S.C. Horseshoe Association. Ronald was an avid hunter and enjoyed participating in bass fishing tournaments.

Surviving are his son, Phillip (Amanda) Stephens of Darlington; his daughters, Sylvia (Danny) Rogers of Latta, Vickie (Mac) Josey of Darlington, Robin (Frank) Farmer of Hartsville and Tammy (Mallory) Kirby of Timmonsville.

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Stephanie Rogers, Stacey (Greg) Gasque, Stephen Josey, Dexter (Katie) Farmer, Jordan Kirby, Ashton Kirby, Seth Stephens, Reed Stephens, Taylor Marshall and Ethan Marshall; two great-grandchildren, Justin Watts and Landon Gasque; his brother, Larry (Marie) Stephens; and his sister, Wanda Cook, both of Darlington.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Judy Gainey Stephens; brothers, Gerald Stephens, Charles Stephens and Franklin Stephens; sisters, Gracie Deas and Doris Stephens.

The family would like to give a special appreciation to the nurses and staff of McCoy Memorial Nursing Center in Bishopville.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice Foundation, PO Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502. A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Eleanor E. Richardson

DARLINGTON – Funeral services for Ms. Eleanor E. Richardson of Darlington were 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington.

Interment followed in Round O Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home Inc.

The family received friends at the residence of her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Richardson, 705 Chestnut St., Darlington.

Lillian Tedder

SARDIS – Lillian Oliver Tedder, 100, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.
A celebration of life was held 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Sardis Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. A visitation was held one hour prior to the service in the church fellowship hall, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mrs. Tedder was born in Florence County Dec. 11, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Henry V. and Cleo Morrell Oliver. She was married to the late Rev. Howard Tedder. Mrs. Tedder was a homemaker and known for her delicious meals she lovingly provided for the community.
She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.

Surviving are her children, Roger (Barbara) Tedder of Orange Park, Fla,, Sandra T. Lee of Cassatt, Susan T. Ritter of Moncks Corner, Greg H. (Renee) Tedder also of Moncks Corner; her grandchildren, Danielle (Lee) Connelly, Rachel Wright, Dale (Suzanne) Tedder, Nancy (Sean) Smith, Mary (Rich) Abbott, Allen (Rhonda) Ritter, Claire (Scott) Cox, Larsen Tedder, and Camren Tedder; great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph “Jody” (Janet) Oliver of Florence; sisters-in-law, Polly Howle, Jo Spears and Joy Tedder; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Kay T. Wright; a grandson, Teddy Lee; and a granddaughter, Megan Ritter.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House for their special care, PO Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502. A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Lloyd Weatherford

DARLINGTON – Barbara Lloyd Weatherford, age 75, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. A memorial service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends from 10-11 Saturday at the funeral home.

Born Jan. 18, 1943 in Randolph County, NC, Barbara is the daughter of the late Rudolf D. Lloyd and Lela Parker Lloyd. She worked in the Darlington County Clerk of Court office, and then the Fourth Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Barbara loved to travel, and was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Homer Weatherford; two daughters, Teresa (Mike) Putnam and Pam W. Brown, all of Darlington; grandson, Houston Weatherford of Murrells Inlet.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty L. Keith; brothers, Ronnie Lloyd and Julius Lloyd.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Author: Rachel Howell

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