Week of June 6, 2018

Raymond E. Harris
Raymond E. Harris, age 87, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in McLeod Hospital in Florence, South Carolina. A memorial service was held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at St. Matthew’s Unison Freewill Baptist Church, 400 Dixwell Ave. New Haven, CT 06511.

Born January 31, 1931 in New Haven, Connecticut, Raymond is the son of the late Ernest James Harris and Rachel Hamilton Harris. He worked as a Sherriff’s Deputy in New Haven County for many years, and worked for Amtrak in New Haven for 37 years. After moving to Society Hill, South Carolina, he was involved in the community. Raymond enjoyed collecting elephant figurines, and reading the Bible every day. He loved music, especially jazz, and Diana Ross was his favorite.

Surviving are his children, Glennie Harris-Roberts (Martin), Berthinia Harris McClendon (Anthony), Jimmie Harris, Qadry Harris, all of Connecticut, and Leonard Harris of Florence, South Carolina. Also surviving are six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ellen Tutt, and his brother, William Harris.

A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Mary B. Hunter
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Barichere Hunter were held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington.

Interment followed in Florence National Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.
Mrs. Hunter was born in New Orleans, LA on September 23, 1921, a daughter of the late Vivian Grammer Bordenave. She entered into her final resting place peacefully on May 27, 2018.
She traveled extensively with her late husband Master Sergeant Elijah Richard Hunter, while he served in the US Army. Mary, better known as ‘GRAM’ was a shining example of womanhood.

She is survived by her three daughters; Marcia (Michael) Lherisse of Texas, and Karen Hunter Carroll of Darlington; one sister, Anne Bordenave (Wilbur) Green; one brother, Mike Barichere; 16 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 9 great- great grandchildren; a god son, Harold Roussel; and a special niece Marie Myers; and a host of other loving nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends all left to cherish her loving memory as the faithful matriarch of the family.

Two brothers Harold (Theresa) Roussel and Joseph (Marie) Roussel preceded her in death. The family is receiving friends at the residence of her daughter, Karen Carroll, 714 Sarges Place, Darlington.

Jeff C. Kempson
LAMAR- Jeffery Clayton Kempson, age 55, died Sunday, May 27, 2018 in a local hospital. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 in the Lamar Chapel of Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home in Lamar on Monday, May 28.

Born in Darlington, Jeff is the son of Jennie Lee Windham Kempson and the late Rembert Chaplin “R.C.” Kempson. Due to a sports injury as a teenager, Jeff was confined to a wheelchair, however, that did not keep him from enjoying sports. He was a devoted fan of the USC Gamecocks and the Lamar Silver Foxes. He was an avid NASCAR fan, his favorite driver being Richard Petty, and has quite the Petty collection to prove it. Jeff was also a coach for Lamar Dixie Youth Baseball for many years.
In addition to his mother, Jeff is survived by his brother and sister-and-law, Chip and Jeannie Kempson, his sister and brother-in-law, Timmie and Jimmy Bell, all of Lamar, nieces and nephews, Brad (Misty) Kempson, Carmen (Trey) Watson, April (Rod) Watford, Jason Bell, Brittany (Will Blackmon) Kempson and many great nieces and great-nephews.

Jeff had a special place in his heart for animals, and in honor of Jeff’s love for animals, the family request that memorials be made to the Darlington County Humane Society Operations, PO Box 1655, Hartsville, SC 29550.

A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

James McCutcheon
James (Jimmy) McCutcheon, age 75, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at his residence.
Born in Darlington, SC, Jimmy was a son of the late Jesse and Opal McCutcheon. Jimmy ran his business, McCutcheon Construction, from 1965-2008. Upon retirement, he and Carol moved to Murrells Inlet where they enjoyed their days fishing for flounder. He was a loving, devoted family man and loved the Lord. He served as a deacon at Central Baptist Church in Darlington. Jimmy is preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth McCutcheon.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years Carol McCutcheon; daughters, Betsy McCutcheon and Kathy Karavan (Mark); grandchildren, Mark Karavan Jr. and Kohler Karavan; brother, Harry McCutcheon (Phyllis) and two nieces.

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 1624 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
Services will be private.

An online guestbook is available at goldfinchfuneralhome.com

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce Vincent Lloyd
Joyce Vincent Lloyd, age 83, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Friday, June 1 in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home, with, visitation one-hour prior, (2 -3 p.m.) at the funeral home. A private burial will be held following the service.

Born August 4, 1934, Joyce is the daughter of the late Matt M. Weaver and Pauline Blackmon Weaver. She was owner and operator of Vincent Mobile Home Park. She enjoyed spending time with her family, having cookouts, shopping, and working in her yard. Joyce was a member of the Women of the Moose and Darlington First Church of God.

Surviving are her children, Rose Colvin, Steve (Sherrill) Vincent, Wayne Vincent, and Tommy Vincent (Ada Taboga); grandchildren, Bobby (Emily) Colvin, Jesse Vincent, Dana Vincent, Brook (Lex) Gandy, and Kathryn (Tab Jr.) Tarlton; great-grandchildren, Ashley Colvin, Jordan and Jamison Gandy, Hannah and Kylee Tarlton, Savannah Vincent, step-grandchildren, Tanner and Helen Odom and their parents Eddie and Terri Odom, son-in-law, Randall Moody, and a special nephew, Jimmy Hancock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Vincent; her daughter, Tammy Vincent Moody; her sisters, Virginia Hancock, Shirley Stanton, and Vivian Howle and a daughter-in-law, Shirley Vincent.

The family would like to thank Dr. Parker Lilly and the staff at Medford Nursing Home.
Memorials may be made to Darlington First Church of God, 620 N Main St, Darlington, SC 29532.

A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Betty Tyner Adams
Darlington – Betty Tyner Adams, loving mother, went to be with her Lord Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the age of 91. A graveside service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Black Creek Cemetery. A visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Belk Funeral Home.

Born December 23, 1926, Betty is the daughter of the late William T. Tyner and Emma Hunter Tyner. She loved the Lord and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Hartsville.

Surviving is her son, Kenny Adams (Geri Allen). She was predeceased by her husband, James E. Adams; her brothers, Dargan, L.H., Thomas, and Dennis Tyner; her sisters, Pauline Gainey and Emma Jane Atkinson. Memorials may be to a charity of one’s choice. A guestbook is available online at belkfuneralhome.com.

Author: Rachel Howell

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