Week of August 2, 2017

Tommy Eugene Perkins

Tommy Eugene Perkins, age 71, died Friday, July 28, 2017. A memorial service was held at Belk Funeral Home in Darlington on Tuesday, August 1st at 5 p.m. The family received friends from 4 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Born in Darlington on December 5, 1945, he is the son of Ruby Odom Perkins and the late Lewis F. Perkins, Sr. Tommy served his country in the U.S. Army and then worked as a mechanic for Dixie Cup until his retirement. Tommy loved fishing, keeping logbooks and maps of all his trips. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, and could often be found sitting in his yard feeding and watching the cats, squirrels and birds.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Jimmie (Marguerite) Perkins of Lamar, a step-daughter, Brenda (Mike) Lee of Darlington, step-grandchildren; Stephanie (Sidney) Galloway, Trey (Brandi) Windham, Abbey (Allen) Baker, Tamika Lee-Hill and Muriel (Chris) Weathers, several great-grandchildren, and a step-daughter-in-law Terie Windham. Also surviving are numerous friends, including all of the “Streett Boys”.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Perkins, Jr, his “Sweetheart”, Faye Windham and a stepson, Neil H. Windham, Jr.

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or the Take A Kid Fishing Program, TAKF Foundation · Attention Teresa Holcombe, P.O. Box 1191 · Morehead City NC, 28557.

A tribute page for Tommy is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Aileen Dennis Odom

Aileen Dennis Odom, age 91, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 23, 2017 surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held 11a.m. Wednesday, July 26th in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Odom Cemetery. The family received friends from 5-7p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Born February 5, 1926, Aileen was the daughter of the late William Henry Dennis and Mary Odom Dennis. She retired from Dixie Cup after 30 years. She was a lifetime member of Indian Branch United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, loved her Sunday school class, and was a member of the Ladies Aide Society. She enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much and enjoyed spending her Sunday afternoons with them.

She is survived by her four loving children, Judy (Franklin) Stewart of Darlington, Evelyn Winstead of Florence, Johnny (Wanda) Odom of Darlington, and Allen “Bobo” Odom of Florence; her grandchildren, Todd (Tonya) Stewart, Karissa (Joey) Lucas, Robbie Winstead, Brandie (Chad) Cobb, and Karen (Billy) McBride; her great-grandchildren, Madison, Kylie, and Trinity Stewart, Lauren and Stuart Lucas, Katelyn Cobb, Wells and Collins McBride; and she is survived by her church family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Johnny Odom; her brother, Harvey Dennis; her son-in-law, Bobby Winstead, and her daughter-in-law, Cherie Odom.

Memorials may be made to Indian Branch United Methodist Church, 2100 Indian Branch Rd, Darlington, SC 29532; or to McLeod Hospice Foundation, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551.

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

Patrick Brown

Funeral services for Mr. Patrick Brown of Darlington will be 12 o’clock noon Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in the Jordan Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Mr. Brown was born December 22, 1968 in Stafford, New Jersey, a son of Allen L. and Jerlene Brown, Sr. He died Thursday morning, July 27, 2017.

Patrick attended school in Darlington County and graduated from St. John’s High School in 1987. Following graduation Patrick joined the United States Navy where he served the country for 6 years. After serving in the military, he returned home and started working for Chrysler-Dodge of Hartsville, SC. He later worked at a local Ford dealership.

Survivors are: his parents, Allen L. and Jerlene Brown, Sr.; reared as a son, Michael Deon “Buster” Humbert; one sister, Angela (Jimmy) Shaw, two brothers Allen (Marilyn) Brown and David (April) Brown; two nieces; four nephews; one great-niece; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of his parents, 1025 Syracuse Street, Darlington.

Patricia Jackson

Patricia Alice Sullivan Jackson, age 80, died Friday evening, July 28, 2017. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 30th in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 3 until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Born on June 25, 1937 in Lancaster, SC, she was the daughter of the late William Curtis Sullivan and the late Ocie Lee Carnes Sullivan. Patricia started working as a LPN in a nursing home but her love for children drew her to work in childcare. She was affectionately known as “Nana”, and loved working with and being around children. She was an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church, where she was involved with visiting shut-in church members, singing in the choir, and helping out in any way she could.

She is survived by her children: Mitchell (Penny) Jackson of Florence, Jan (Tim) O’Neal of Darlington and Garry (Pam) Jackson of Hartsville, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; her siblings, Judy (Leon) Stokes of Darlington, Michael (Lori) Sullivan of Florence and Ricky (Ruby) Sullivan of Greenwood.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Ervin Jackson and her sister, Jackie Combess.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to, Epworth Children’s Home, PO Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250.
A tribute page is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Author: Duane Childers

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