Week of June 28, 2017
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Laura “Lisa” Godbold Parrish, age 53, died Saturday, June 17, 2017. A Memorial Service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 21st at Freedom Baptist Church in Darlington, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends from 2 until 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the church and other times at her mother’s, 224 Godbold Dr., Darlington.
Born in Florence on November 11, 1963, she is the daughter of Imogene Yarborough Godbold and the late Gerald Godbold. Lisa worked as a manager in the retail industry, having worked for Moore Oil Company, Bristow Oil Company, The Wounded Warriors Program and CitiTrends. She cherished every moment spent with her granddaughter, Kali. Mrs. Parrish was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to her mother of Darlington is her husband, Grady Parrish of the home, two sons, Matthew (Erika) Parrish of Clover, Joshua Parrish of Darlington, her daughter, Laura Parrish of Darlington, a granddaughter, Kali Parrish and her expected granddaughter, Emma Jean Parrish; two brothers, David (Renee) Godbold of Jacksonville, FL, Jerry T. Godbold of Cheraw, and her brother-in-law, Eric (Kathy) Parrish of Arizona, a niece, Katie Hart and two nephews, Brad Godbold and Noah Parrish.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Godbold.
Memorials may be made to Freedom Baptist Church, 1416 Lamar Highway, Darlington, SC 29532.
A tribute page for Lisa is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.
Monika C. Amerson, age 69, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. A memorial service was held 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 22nd in the Lamar chapel at Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Born July 3, 1947, Monika is the daughter of the late James H. and Charlotte B. Coffey. Surviving are her children, Scott Albert (Nancy) Amerson, and Chris James (Tamara) Amerson, both of Lamar; her grandchildren, Matthew Scott Amerson, Joshua Wesley Amerson, Hannah Deree Amerson, Tristan A. (William) Freeman, Sommer Nicole Amerson, and Cody James Amerson. Also surviving is her sister, Nena C. Dozier; a niece, Ashley E. Dozier, and a nephew, Johnny A. Dozier III. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “Sam” Marion Amerson.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.
Stacey DeWayne Cromer, age 47, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Funeral services were held 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 23rd in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery at 1 p.m.. A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Born September 24, 1969, Stacey is the son of JoAnn Badey, and William P. Cromer, Sr. He graduated from Greenville Christian School in Greenville, MS. He served in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm. Stacey worked as a division manager of Waffle House. He was a loving husband, father, and son.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Rhonda Porter Cromer; his daughter, Breanna Rae Cromer; his sons, Sawyer Dane Cromer and Porter Buchanan Duncan; his brother, William “Bill” P. Cromer, Jr., and his wife Becky Cromer; his sisters, Tara Badey Ackroyd and Jennifer Badey Mullin; his aunt and uncle, Mary and Terry Lambert; and his cousins, Damon Lambert, and Stephen Byrd.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jack Badey.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.
Son of Kitty and L.Y. Stokes Jr. of Darlington. Joey was born October 31, 1953. He died June 4, 2017 at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence, S.C. at the age of 63, after battling lingering illnesses.
Joey attended St. John’s Elementary School and graduated from St. John’s High School in Darlington, S.C. He enlisted in the Navy and served over 6 years. He worked at the Florence Detention Center and Murray Mitchell Building Supply briefly before becoming a private investigator. He graduated from Florence-Darlington Technical College with an associates in Criminal Justice. Ultimately, he went into long distance truck driving until his health made him retire from Atkinson Trucking in Hartsville, S.C. He drove for 30 years.
Joey is survived by his mother, Ellen Bass Swindell; his older sister Libby Usry; his wife Sara E. Stokes and their sons Christopher Lee Stokes and Michael Jason Stokes, both of Darlington, S.C.
Memorial services will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Florence at a later date. Anyone wanting information should contact Sara Stokes at email@example.com.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the McLeod Hospice House in Florence in his memory.
Funeral services for Mr. Leonard D. “Nard” Jordan of Darlington were held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at First Church of God Lee Street in Darlington.
Interment followed in Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.
He was born in Darlington, SC on February 7, 1958 a son of Marian Jordan Goodson and the late Jessie Harris.
He entered eternal rest on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Mr. Jordan received his formal education in the Darlington School District and Denmark Technical College.
Survivors are: his wife, Helen Goodman Jordan; son, Anthony (Karen) Bailey; daughter, Amy Blackmon; stepdaughter, Helga R. Price; his loving mother, Marian Jordan Goodson; sister, Deborah (Frank) Lewis, III; step sister, Evelyn Canty; brothers, Ralph M. Jordan, Donald (Lisa) Snugg; special brother, Quentin Bruce; god-sister, Sulie Marcus; a special niece, Tiffany (Billy) Jones; ten grandchildren; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
The family received friends at the residence of his mother, 138 Coker Street, Darlington.
Funeral services for Ms. Rebecca Morrison Easterling of Darlington were held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.
Ms. Easterling was born September 26, 1953. She was the daughter of Lillie Mae Morrison Johnson. She departed this life on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
She joined Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age and was a graduate of Mayo High School Class of 1971.
Survivors are: her mother, Lillie M. Johnson; 5 children, Leroy (Michelle) Jackson, Jr., Tara Jackson, Felicia Easterling, Teddy Easterling, Jr., and Brooks Easterling; 2 brothers, Brooks (Sherry) Williamson and Lyndon Williamson; 2 step-brothers, Boyd (Brenda) Johnson and Richard (Beverly) Johnson; 3 aunts, Naomi Vereen, Ruth Collins and Carlie (David) Lee; 20 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; a special cousin that was like a brother, Harold (Sandra) Green; and a host of cousins and friends.
The family received friends at the residence of her daughter, Tara Jackson, 120 Player Street, Darlington.