Obituary – August 7, 2019

Floyd Driggers

DARLINGTON — Floyd Edward Driggers, 68, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Mr. Driggers was born in Bennettsville on Dec. 28, 1950, son of the late Floyd Driggers and the late Hazel (Jack) Rogers. He made a living working in the technology field, and enjoyed playing golf.

He is survived by his sons, Joey (Mandy) Driggers of Lamar, Bobby (Cayci) Driggers of Darlington, three grandchildren, Maggie, Robbie and Reese Driggers, a sister, Deborah (Charles) Williams of Texas and half-siblings, Kevin Driggers, Duwayne Driggers, Della Doran, Ronald Driggers and Steven Driggers, all of North Dakota.

Per Mr. Driggers’ wishes, he is being cremated and will have no visitation or service.

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Meres Evelyn Hatchell Davis

DARLINGTON – Meres Evelyn Hatchell Davis, 101, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Services were in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 3, with visitation prior to the service. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery in Darlington.

She was born March 31, 1918, in Darlington.

She was the daughter of the late Ella Lou Lambert Hatchell and David Melvin Hatchell.

She was a resident at Oakhaven Nursing Home.

Mrs. Davis was raised in Darlington Pentecostal Holiness Church where her parents were charter members and she later became a charter member of Vision Assembly in Darlington.

She gave her life to Jesus at the age of 9.

Her father died when she was 3 months old during the flu epidemic of 1918.

When Meres turned 14, she began working at the Darlington Cotton Mill to help her mother provide for their family, until the child labor laws were enacted.

She was married to J.C. Davis of Darlington and they had two daughters, Marion Davis Leaird and Eva Lou Davis Lane.

She returned to school and received her high school diploma in 1972. She retired from Dixie Cup.

Mrs. Davis is survived by two granddaughters, Debbie Leaird Clark and Charlene Cole Floyd, seven grandchildren, Robin (Mike) Belk, Josh Oakley, Faith Munoz, Andy Clark, David Clark, Russell Street Jr. and Cody Cole; special nieces, Lisa Campbell and Page Chestnut, and nephew, Johnny Campbell.

She leaves behind a legacy in her love for God and a heart to testify to others about the importance of having a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Davis was a very special friend to many who would often call on her to pray for them. She said she did not have much to offer financially, but she could always pray. She is now rejoicing with her Heavenly Father.

Memorials may be made to the West End Heritage Corp. c/o Peggy Sheffield, 108 Columbian St. Darlington, SC 29532.

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Eula Lee Hudson

LAMAR – Vivian “Eula Lee” Huggins Hudson, 97, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Summerton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Newman Swamp United Methodist Church with burial at Newman Swamp Cemetery.

The family received friends Tuesday at Belk Funeral Home in Lamar.

Born Oct. 26, 1921, Eula Lee was the daughter of the late Mason Dupree Huggins Sr. and Elizabeth Stokes Huggins.
She retired from Nytronics.

She enjoyed reading, doing yardwork and tending to her flower gardens.

Eula Lee was a member of Newman Swamp United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, Joseph F. (Maxine) Hudson of Florence, Robert L. (Joy) Hudson of Stanley, N.C., Helen (Roy) Sealy of Fairmont, N.C., Carolyn (C.B.) Mathis of Summerton, Patsy (Thomas) Frick of Little Mountain, and Jerry T. (Jean) Hudson of Lamar; 17 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brother, James Thomas Huggins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hudson; sister, Doris Parnell; brother, Mason D. Huggins; and sisters-in-law, Lou Huggins, Elaine Huggins; and brother-in-law, Elvis Parnell.

Memorials may be made to Newman Swamp United Methodist Church, 937 Windhamtown Road, Lamar, SC 29069.

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Author: Rachel Howell

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