Obituaries – September 12, 2018

Teresa Strickland

Darlington – Teresa Lloyd Strickland, age 57, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 2 in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Born November 7, 1960, Teresa is the daughter of Eugenia Duncan Adair, and the late James E. Lloyd. She worked as manager of Hardee’s in Florence and Hartsville until her retirement. She loved her son very much, and devoted all of her time to him.

In addition to her mother, Eugenia Duncan Adair; Teresa is survived by her son, Adam L. Strickland; her sisters, Debra J. Bellamy and Donna L. (Allen) Gainey, all of Darlington. Also surviving are her niece, Missy Bonnoitt; nephews, Josh Clark, James (Carrie) Hampton, Garret Gainey, several great-nieces and nephews, and her dog, Scooby.

In addition to her father, James E. Lloyd; she was preceded in death by her husband, Liston L. Strickland; and stepfather, Joe Adair.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and staff at McLeod Hospice House.

Memorials may be made to the South Carolina Autism Society,scautism.org.

A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Charles L. Gaskins, Jr.
Darlington, South Carolina–Charles L. Gaskins, Jr., 63, of Darlington died on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. The family received friends following the service.

Charles was born in Little Washington, North Carolina. He was the son of Shirley Knox and the late Charles L. Gaskins, Sr.
Charles spent most of his career in the construction industry and eventually formed Contech Technical Services with his brother Paul. They traveled extensively across North America, flushing large industrial lubrication systems.

Surviving are his mother, Shirley Knox of Holly Ridge, NC; his son, Rick Young and wife, Stevette of Darlington; his daughter, Jessica and husband, Richard Foy of Wilmington, NC; his brother, Paul Gaskins and wife, Anna of Holly Ridge, NC; his sisters, Kathy Smith of Hampstead, NC and Brenda (George) Vorhaurer of Athena, Oregon; and his grandchildren, Bo Young, Gavin Young, Roddy Young, and Bryan Andrews; and special friends, Terri Brown and Denny Rose.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Nina and his brother, Robert Gaskins.

Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington is in charge of arrangements.

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

William Harper

Darlington, South Carolina–William Mims (Bill) Harper, 92, husband of the late, Marian McFadden Harper of Darlington died on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. The family received friends from 4 until 6 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Born October 26, 1925, the son of the late Walter Ernest Harper and Lillian Erhline Mims Harper. His brother, Walter Ernest Harper, Jr. preceded him in death. He attended St. John’s Elementary School and St. John’s High School. In high school he lettered in football, basketball and tennis. He joined the varsity tennis team when he was in the seventh grade. He teamed with Leo Mims to win the SC High School League State Championship Doubles in 1943. He also received the A.G. Kolloch Award for football.

After his eighteenth birthday, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and served from December 1943 until honorably discharged in April of 1946.
In September 1946 he attended Presbyterian College at Clinton, SC, on a four-year scholarship for tennis and basketball. While at PC, he lettered in basketball `48 and in tennis `47, `48, `49 & `50. He won the SC Collegiate Tennis Championship Doubles with Bob Spurrier in `48 &`49, and in `50 with Fred Jacobs. In `50 he also won the singles title. While at PC, he was a member of the Student Christian Association, Alpha Lamda Tau (now Sigma Nu) Fraternity, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges, the Block P Club, The Student Faculty Advisory Board, the Gold P Award, the Founder’s Medal (Ideal Student), and academically, the Dean’s List. He was also President of the Student Body in his senior year.

Upon graduation, he taught at St. John’s High School from 1950 to 1957 where he taught 9th grade and 11th grade English. He was also assistant coach for basketball and tennis.

In December 1950 he married Marian McFadden in a double wedding ceremony with her twin sister, Mary and Ray Clanton. Marian presented him with two wonderful daughters, Holly and Mary Margaret (Mze).

In June of 1957, he joined the Sales Department at Sonoco Products Company in Hartsville, SC. He trained as a Billing Clerk, Order Clerk, before becoming as Assistant Division Sales Manager, Hartsville Sales Manager, and International Division Marketing Manager. He retired in 1991 after 34 years of service.

He has been very active at Trinity United Methodist Church since joining in 1955. He served as Chairperson of all of the various committees, taught Sunday school in the Youth Division and Adult Division, sang in the Chancel Choir since 1953, and a member of the Building Committee, and member of the Board of Stewards.

Surviving are his daughters, Mze Harper Wilkins (Dick) of Chapin, SC, and Holly Harper Foley (Steve) of Charlotte, NC; his grandchildren, Mary Margaret Wilkins Shirley (Nils) of Anderson, SC, Kathleen Wilkins Miller (Mac) of Lakeland, FL and John Foley of Raleigh, NC; his great grandchildren, Jackson Shirley and Thomas Miller; his sister-in-law, Mary McFadden Clanton; and his nephews, Rick Clanton (Lynn) and Robby Clanton (Mary Beth).

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 16, Darlington, SC 29540.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Martha Carter Carter

Darlington–Mrs. Martha Ellen Carter Carter, 79, widow of James Douglas Carter, died Friday, September 7, 2018 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence after an illness.

Mrs. Carter, a loving mother and wonderful cook, was born October 17, 1938 in Marion County, a daughter of the late Lacy W. and Eloise Martin Carter. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church, where she had served as a nursery worker.

Surviving Mrs. Carter are her children: Douglas James (Betty) Carter of Darlington, Sheila Carter Brown of Darlington and Johnnie Frank Carter of Darlington; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 sisters: Miriam Daniels of Conway, Cynthia (Carldon) Bass of Mullins, Betty (Pee Wee) Webster of Dillon and Mary Martin of Mullins; and special friends: Pixie Bright and Jodia Slater.

Mrs. Carter was predeceased by a brother, John Robert Carter, and two sisters, Frances Phipps and Lynnette Elliott.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 10, at Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins.

Visitation was held Saturday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

Samuel Evans

Darlington–Samuel Eli Evans, 73, of Darlington died on Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. Burial follow in Florence Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 12 until 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Mr. Evans was born in Pamplico, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Wardie Lawton Evans and Lois Marie Evans. Mr. Evans retired from Sonoco in Hartsville. He was a member of the First Church of God in Darlington where he was very instrumental in working with the Kitchen Ministry and also with Cooks for Christ.

Surviving are his loving wife, Claudia Evans; his sons, Sam Evans and wife, Michelle and Billy Evans and wife, Marcie; his grandchildren, Kinsey Evans, Tiffany Evans, Sarah Beth Evans and Brodie Evans; his brothers, Harry Evans, Lawton Evans and wife, Cheryl, and Jordan Evans and wife, Leslie; and his sister, Lois Windham and husband, James.

Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his brother, David Evans; and by his sister, Cecile Allen.

Memorials may be made to First Church of God, C/O Kitchen Ministry, 620 North Main Street, Darlington, SC 29532 or to Cooks for Christ, C/O West Florence Fire Department, 3379 Pineneedles Road, Florence, SC 29501.

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

Author: Rachel Howell

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