Week of April 4, 2018

Milas Gainey

Milas Gainey, 75, of Darlington died Monday, March 26, 2018.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2 PM in the Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Milas was born in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Robert L. and Margaret Parnell Gainey. He graduated from St. John’s High School and spent many years working in the grocery business. He was a member of Central Baptist Church where he served for many years on the Kitchen Committee. He enjoyed singing and was a member of “The Good Time Band” at the recreation department.

Survivors include his son, Alex Gainey and wife Danielle; one daughter, Jennifer G. Cooke and husband Mike; one brother, Robert L. Gainey (Lee McLaurin) of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters, Frances Witherspoon and husband Lloyd, of Columbia Tennessee and Hope Carter and husband Parker of Rock Hill; four grandchildren, Carson and Alexis Gainey and Tyler and Landon Cooke.

Preceded in death by his brother, Charles E. Gainey; and his granddaughter, Kristina E. Gainey.

The family suggest memorials be made to Central Baptist Church (Building Fund) of Darlington.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Thomas Wayne Tolson

Thomas Wayne Tolson, age 79, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018. Funeral services were held 12 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, with burial following in Mechanicsville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Belk Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Lisa and Earl Seawell, 1914 Cashua Ferry Rd. Darlington.

Born April 8, 1938, Wayne is the son of the late Carl Alvin Tolson and Alberta Chavis Tolson. He served in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, and the National Guard. He enjoyed his career as a farmer. Wayne was known as a collector of antiques and other “stuff”. He was a life member of the Free Masons; he was Shriner, and a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lynn Barber Thornton Tolson; his daughters, Lisa (Earl) Seawell and Elizabeth (Anthony) Owens; his granddaughter, Brittany McCarty; his great-grandchild, Cassandra Lundy; his step-grandchildren, Kaylee Elizabeth Owens and Corey Jordan; his brother, Donnie (Carol) Gainey of Ocala, Florida. Also surviving are his step-son, Richie Thornton, and step-granddaughter, Madeline Thornton, whom lovingly called Wayne “Pops”, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Iris Booth Tolson, his second wife, Margaret Cooke Tolson, and his sister, Patricia Capps.

Memorials may be made to Mechanicsville Baptist Church Nicaragua Mission Fund, 2364 Cashua Ferry Rd, Darlington, SC 29532.

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

Margaret McCaskill

Margaret McCaskill, 80, of Hartsville, South Carolina died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
A memorial service was held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Margaret was born in Dillon County. She was the daughter of the late Norman Harding and Leola Sweat Harding. Margaret attended Fletchers Chapel. She had a heart of gold and loved giving to people in need. Margaret also enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family and friends.
Surviving are her daughters, Ginger Pevey and husband, Thomas of McColl, Audrey McCaskill of Fort Bragg, NC, and Tina McLeod and husband, John of Hartsville; her grandchildren, Randall Lockamy, Thomas Pevey, Jr. and wife, Robyn, Thomas Pevey, III, Richard Pevey and wife Rebecca, Angelica Carrion, James Alexander Perkinson, and Brittany Chadwick and husband, David; and 9 great grandchildren; and family friend, Janice Sharon.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Harold McCaskill; her brother, John Henry Sweat; and by her grandson, TJ Pate.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Darlington County Humane Society.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Author: Duane Childers

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