Obituaries – October 31, 2018

Freedie Lee Pooler

DARLINGTON – Funeral services for Freddie Lee “Bro” Pooler of Darlington were Oct. 25 at Timmonsville Church of Christ, 1674 Darlington St., Timmonsville.

Interment followed in Florence National Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home Inc.

The family was receiving friends at 1817 Syracuse Community Road, Darlington.

Elizabeth “Lib” Staton

Elizabeth “Lib” Moody Staton, age 96, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Born Aug. 14, 1922, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Clarence L. Moody and Corrie Isgett Moody. She retired as a clerk for CP&L after 39 years.
She enjoyed doing yard work and visiting nursing homes and shut-ins and bringing them candy. Elizabeth was a member of Central Baptist Church in Darlington.

Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Brenda Oakley of Florida, Manly Moody Jr. of North Carolina, Willie Moody of Hartsville, and other extended family members. Also surviving are her friends, Myrtle Weatherford and Ellen Register.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.W. Staton; her brothers Ed, Adger, M.J., Robert and her sister, Lila.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St., Darlington, SC 29532; or to the McLeod Hospice Foundation, PO Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502. A guestbook is available online at

Grier Carter Copeland, Sr.

LAMAR – Grier Carter Copeland Sr. was the son of the late Franklin Davis and Sudie Carter Copeland, born Sept. 11, 1945, and died Oct. 25, 2018, at age 73.

He is survived by his daughter, Candyce Copeland Chapman and her husband Scott, and his grandson, Dylan Chapman. He is also survived by his son, Grier C. Copeland Jr. and his wife, Bet-C; granddaughter, Grayson Copeland and twin grandchildren, Peyton and Carter Copeland.

Surviving siblings are Janice Pigate and her husband Jim, Frank D. Copeland “Bud” and his wife Becky; his brother-in-law, Aubrey Richardson; and a special friend, Richard Bell. He was preceded in death by his sister, Roxanne Richardson, who died Aug. 13, 2018.

Grier was a lifelong farmer in the Lamar area; he was a quiet and humble man all of his life, and of the Presbyterian faith.

A visitation was held Oct. 28 from 2-3 p.m. at Fair Hope Church, with a graveside service following in the church cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends other times at the home of Mr. Copeland, 656 E. Lynches River Road, Lamar, SC 29069.

The family would like to thank Mary Dubose for her special care of Mr. Copeland during his illness.

Memorials may be made in his honor to Fair Hope Cemetery fund, 213 S. Cartersville Highway, Timmonsville, SC 29161; or to the American Cancer Society, 950-48th Ave N, Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

Author: Rachel Howell

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