Week of October 11, 2017

Darrell Talbert

Edward Darrell Talbert, age 83, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, October 8th in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Born April 26, 1934, Darrell is the son of the late Wade Henry Talbert, and the late Curtis Easterling Talbert. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked in maintenance at Maytag, and also worked as a truck driver and an electrician. He served in the Darlington Moose Lodge for 47 years, and was awarded the office of Pilgrim in the Moose Lodge 595. Darrell was a Commander in the V.F.W. number 318,1and also served as District Commander for many years. Darrell enjoyed people and having a good laugh with them. He was a member of the former Vision Assembly Church in Darlington.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda M. Talbert of Florence; his daughter, June D. Talbert of Hartsville; his sons, Chris Talbert of Hartsville, and Eddie Talbert of Myrtle Beach; his grandchildren, Lindsey, William, Alexander, Katie, Justin, Josh, and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his step-sons, Terry (Kelly) Montrose, Tracy Montrose, Joey Thompson, a number of step-grandchildren, and a special step-granddaughter, Kayla Montrose; his sister, Vera Mae French of Darlington, and his special pet, Sugar Baby.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dicky Lee Talbert; three brothers, and one sister.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Belk Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Swamp Fox V.F.W. 3181, 236 S. Greer Rd. Florence, SC 29506; or to the Darlington Moose Lodge 595, PO Box 84 Darlington, SC 29540.

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

Wayne Smothers

Robert Wayne “Bad Boy” Smothers Jr, age 37, died suddenly on September 23, 2017. A memorial service was held in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. The family received friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home and other times at 409 White Magnolia Dr., Darlington.

Born September 15, 1980, Wayne is the son of Nancy Stokes Smothers and the late Robert Wayne Smothers. Wayne was affectionately called the “Gentle Giant”, partly because of his willingness to help others and partly because he never met a stranger. He enjoyed doing carpentry work, listening to music and singing, and at one time sang in the Darlington Young Singers. Wayne enjoyed the time he spent here on earth, and he lived his life to the fullest.

In addition to his mother of Darlington, he is survived by his fiancé, Brandie Weatherford Morris, his brother, James (Amber) Smothers, his niece, Londyn Smothers, an aunt, Beth (Leonard) Morse, all of Darlington, a special cousin, Grover “Bubba” Smothers of Raleigh, his best friend, Jason O’Neal and his faithful canine companion, Alley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Grandparents; Gladys and Grover Smothers, Pansy Stokes Gee and James Stokes; a special aunt, Sandra Stokes and a cousin, Clifford Smothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any children’s charity of ones choosing.

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

Bobby Lee Tucker

Bobby Lee Tucker, Sr., 86, of Darlington died on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 5 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God in Darlington. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Bobby was born in Darlington, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Robert Bleechman Tucker and Ottalee Bryant Tucker. Bobby was a lifetime member of First Church of God in Darlington. He established Tucker’s Used Cars in 1948 and Tucker Enterprise Trucking Company in 1978. Bobby was a long-standing member of the Carolinas Independent Automotive Dealer Association and the National Independent Automotive Dealer Association. He earned repeat awards as a top buyer from Manheim Auction in Darlington and was a staunch supporter of the RNC and President Donald J. Trump. Bobby had a heart of gold and will be missed dearly.

Surviving are his loving wife of 69 years, Eunice Howle Tucker of Darlington; his children, Rachel Anderson and husband, Tony of Darlington, Marilyn Bonniott and husband, Punk of Darlington, Carolyn Goodson and husband, Eddie of Darlington and Lee Tucker and wife, Tami of Florence; his grandchildren, Sonia Bailey (Charles), Tia Matthews (Eddie), Tiffni Owens (Chad) Justin (Jaby) Talbert, Josh (Kendall) Talbert, Bobby Goodson (Tracey), Dorene Goodson (Patrick) Bouska, and Tamilee Tucker; his great grandchildren, Andrew Talbert, Kaelin Talbert, Zackery Talbert, Joey Goodson, Aiden Bouska, Trevor Bouska, Elayna Bouska, Christina Caudle (Blake), Ashley Bailey (Kris), Brooke Bailey, Anthony Matthews, Sheridan Matthews, CJ Owens, and Chase Bailey; his great great grandchildren, Jackson Bailey, Paisley Caudle, and Kali Rae Lambert; his special friends Jerry and Sandra Bryant; and his beloved pet, Black Jack.
Bobby was preceded in death by his daughter, Eunice Gail Tucker; his great grandchildren, Tyler Chase Talbert, and Caroline Grace Bouska; and by his brother, Robert William “R.W.” Tucker.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1105 48th Ave North, Suite 109, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Author: Duane Childers

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