Week of April 26, 2017

Bullie A. Greene

Funeral services for Mr. Bullie A. Greene of Darlington was held 12 o’clock Monday, April 24, 2017 at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Darlington.

Interment will follow in Florence National Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Mr. Greene transitioned from his earthly home to his home of eternal rest Tuesday morning April 18, 2017 at his residence.

He was born January 22, 1932 in Hemingway, SC to the late Mr. and Mrs. Venus Greene. After graduating from Wilson High School he enlisted in the Armed Forces as a Marine.

On April 5, 1979 Bullie was joined in holy matrimony to the Late Mrs. Harriet Griffin Greene. In 1995, Frank and Harriet relocated to Darlington. At the time of his death he was employed with Securitas, Inc.

Mr. Greene leaves to cherish his memory: a daughter, Gale Greene; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Italy A. Greene; a sister, Mrs. Idella McQueen; a brother-in-law, Mr. James Williams; a special niece, Cheryl Roussel; and a host of other beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be made in honor of Mr. Bullie Greene to the Building Fund of Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Visitation for the family will be at the home of his niece, Cheryl Roussel, 2149 S. Main St. Florence, SC.

Eva Harper

Eva Harper, 91, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Born in Darlington on November 13, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Randolph and Leola Howe. She was a longtime resident of New Jersey, where she was gainfully employed in the garment industry. She retired to Darlington in 1990. She was faithful in her attendance at Trinity United Methodist Church until her health failed. She was a regular volunteer at the Lord Cares Ministry. Mrs. Harper was an avid bowler and had a strong spirit and personality.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and a sister. She is survived by one sister, Marcella Robinson of New York, N.Y. and nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services were held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Faith Memorial Gardens on Rogers Road in Darlington, SC, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 16, Darlington, SC 29532.

Sign the online register at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Allen Wayne Waddell

Allen Wayne Waddell, age 67, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23rd in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

Born February 28, 1950, Wayne is the son of the late Leondias Polk Waddell, Jr., and Sara Douglas W. Ward. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam era, and then worked in construction. He enjoyed listening to country music, raising game chickens, and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are his sons of Texas, Wayne and David; his twin sons of Kentucky, Wayne and Shane; four grandchildren; his sisters, Evelyn Harding of Clio, MI, Betty W. (Mike) Rogers of Darlington, Deborah (Larry) Rayfield of Chesterfield, Faye (Allen) Streett of Darlington; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend who was like a brother, James Wilkes.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Waddell Karam.

A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Arsenia N. “Mutt” Williams

Graveside services for Mrs. Arsenia N. “Mutt” Williams, of Darlington will be 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Mrs. Williams, a daughter of the late James and Alma Brown Nettles, was born in Darlington, S.C. on October 10, 1933. She departed this life on April 20, 2017.

She attended and graduated from Rosenwald High School. She joined Mt. Sinai H.C., where she faithfully served as the Church Mother until her death.
Arsenia was united in marriage to the late Horace Williams.

Survivors are: her devoted children, Linda Barcus, Russell Williams, Harvey Williams, and James (Marcia) Williams; nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; one sister, Estelle (Frank) Samuel; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family received friends at 1304 Gemini Drive, Darlington.

Warren Franklin Webert

Warren Franklin Webert, aged 82, died at home in Gaithersburg, MD on February 19, 2017 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. A memorial service was held on April 11 at Rockville Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD. There will be a graveside service for him on May 6 at 11 a.m. at Grove Hill Cemetery in Darlington, SC., conducted by the Rev. Kevin Cauley, followed by a drop in at the home of Kendall and Blaz Pasalic at 610 Cashua Street.
Warren was born in Seattle, WN to Lillian and Stanley Webert on September 24, 1934. He was an Eagle Scout and a Sea Scout. After graduating from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, he enlisted in the Navy. His tours of duty included Officers Candidate School in New London, CT, the USS Washburn (AKA 108) in San Diego, CA, Submarine School in Groton, CT, the USS Darter (SS-S76) and the USS Trout (SS-564) In Charleston, SC, as the surface operations officer for COMALSEAFRON in Kodiak, Alaska, USS Caiman (SS-323) in San Diego, CA which included an 8 month deployment in the Western Pacific.

After Warren was discharged from the Navy, he took a job as a pilot in training for the deep submersible, RV ALVIN, at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod. He also served as first mate on RV Gosnold at WHOI. It was there that he joined the Naval Reserve.

When he came to Maryland, he worked for TRACOR In the submarine sonar department. He ended his career working for the Department of Defense as the program manager for the deep submergence rescue vehicles. After his retirement, he joined the Annapolis Naval Sailing Association, which he greatly enjoyed.

Warren was very active in Rockville Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon, elder and member of the choir, not to mention being on numerous committees.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Nancy James, sons Warren Franklin Webert,Jr, James Drayton Webert (Kelly Singleton), Waiter Louis Webert (Melanie Ryan), grandson William Ryan Webert, brother Alton Webert, sister-in-law, Susan Webert, and brother-in-law, William E. James, and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, his in-laws, Bill and Ruby James; his brother, Stanley Webert, and his sister-in-law, Sula James.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA), 8830 Cameron Street, #210, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4154, the Darlington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1655, Hartsville, SC, 29551or a charity of one’s choosing.

Author: Duane Childers

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