Obituaries for June 27, 2018

Jim Brewer

Darlington – James “Jim” William Brewer, age 76, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Belk Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time.

Born February 26, 1942 in De Queen, Arkansas, Jim is the son of the late William Brewer and Dora Roxie Brewer. He worked as a truck driver for Eagle Transport and Pilot Transport. Jim was an avid fisherman and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of Temple Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Myrtle Brewer; children, Beth McCormick, Crystal Lloyd, all of Darlington, Amanda (Dan) Chreerne of Houston, Texas, Bethany (Curt) James of Florence, and Cameron Hilton of Darlington. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jonathon Bell, Kasey McCormick, and Taylor Thrombly; great-grandchildren, Jaylen Evans, Miasia McCormick, and Marcus Jones; and a special pet, Dixie. He was preceded in death by all of his siblings.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice Foundation, PO Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502-0551; or to a charity of one’s choice.

A guestbook is available online at

Dan Broach

Dan G. Broach, 97, passed away on June 18, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. He served 30 years in the US Armed Forces – a combination 10 years active US Army and 20 years in the SC & NC National Guard. His final military assignment prior to his retirement in 1969 was commander of the 3rd Battalion, 113th Artillery, NC National Guard. Colonel Broach was a native of Darlington, SC and graduated from St. John’s High School. He later graduated from Carolina Business College & The Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.

He retired in 1981 from Industrial Textile & Supply in Charlotte.

Colonel Broach was civic minded and active with the Special Olympics, Jaycees, Optimists, Toastmasters & Boy Scouts.
He was an active member and President & teacher of the Wesley Fellowship for over 50 years at University City United Methodist Church (previously Belmont Park UMC).

He is survived by his loving and patient wife of 75 years, Virginia; daughters Marsha (John) Gaither, Patti (Ernie) Welch, Laurie (Matt) Nowell; grandchildren, Shari Fullagar, Jef (Windy) Fullagar, Francie (Tony) Woodward, Johnny (Beth) Gaither, Mary Beth (Michael) Wilcox, Eric (Becca) Welch, Matthew Nowell; Great-grandchildren: Holly Hix, Kelsi (Bryant) Barber, Jack Fullagar, Wilson Fullagar, Allen Woodward, Cash Gaither, Emma Welch, Winnie Welch & Carter Welch.

The funeral service was held 11 a.m., Thursday, June 21 at University City United Methodist Church in Charlotte. Interment followed the service at 4 p.m. in Grove Hill Cemetery in Darlington, SC. The family received friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved making people smile. Above all else he served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the family he loved.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to University City UMC Building Fund, Charlotte, NC.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be made at

Randy Goude

Darlington – Thomas Randolph “Randy” Goude Jr., age 55, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21 in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Florence Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Born March 4, 1963, Randy is the son of Thomas Randolph Goude, Sr., and Betty Greer Goude of Kingstree. He was manager of Pee Dee Winn Nelson Plumbing Supply, and was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Pricilla Powell Goude; his son, Joe Marshall (Helen) Venters of Effingham; two grandchildren, Heather Rains and Stormie Rains; one great-grandchild, Daisy Wedgeworth; his sister, Marie (Doug) Filyaw of Hebron, and his best friend, Glenn Scott.

Memorials may be made to Southside Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Darlington, SC 29540.

A guestbook is available online at

Cotton James

Darlington – Herbert L. “Cotton” James, age 80, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Friday, June 22 in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Indian Branch Cemetery. The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will be at the home of Ed and Sylvia James, 432 Sylvia Ln. Darlington, SC 29532.

Born in the community of Indian Branch in Darlington County on January 18, 1938, He is the youngest son of the late Edward L. James and Bessie Flowers James. Cotton, as he was known by all who knew him, worked as a city policeman and also worked for Clanton’s Auto Auction. He was also a very good baseball player in his youth. He was a loving dad with a kind and gentle spirit, and a friend to many.

Surviving are his daughter, Brigette James Wagner and her husband Dave Wagner; his son, Robert James; grandchildren, Hope Wagner Pierson and her husband Seth Pearson, Faith Wagner, Robbie James, Jordan James, Daniel James; brother, Edward L. James Jr. and his wife Sylvia James; Nephew, Ricky James and his wife Cheree M. James and family; niece, Debbie James Suggs and her husband Glenn Suggs and family; great-nephew, Spence Dudley, Amber Bone, Dr. Ryan James and his wife Kelsey James, Mark James and his wife Jessica James, Josh Suggs and his wife Becky Suggs, and Tyler Suggs; his great-great-niece, Perielle Suggs; the mother of his children, Peggy James of Winter Haven; and special friends, Deborah and Steve Martin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, infant Mildred James, and Melba James Dudley; nephews, Terry Dudley and Jimmy Dudley; and his brother-in-law, N.G. Dudley.

A guestbook is available online at

Martha 'Marti' Dunn

Lamar — Martha “Marti” Ann Marsh Dunn, age 72, died Thursday, June 21, 2018. A memorial service was held at Lamar United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born on March 21, 1946 in Hemingway, SC, she is the daughter of the late Hildebrand and Martha Graham Marsh. She retired from the Pee Dee Regional Council of Government as an accountant. Marti was a talented artist; she loved Christmas time and painting Christmas cards. Mrs. Dunn also enjoyed interior decorating, travelling and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Grady Dunn of Lamar, her son, Brandy (Carrie) Haselden of Hemingway, two step-children, Shannon Dunn of Florence and Leslie Dunn (Tony) Moore of Florence, her grandchildren: Hunter and Haley Haselden and Parker and Noah Moore, a great grandson, Trystan Haselden, five brothers: Hildebrand (Mary) Marsh, Jr. of Unionville, TN , Beverly Marsh, Richie Marsh and friend, Billie, Kenneth Marsh, Joseph (Deborah) Marsh, all of Hemingway, and a brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Richard (Julie) Dunn of Sanford, NC and Kay (Gary) Lopossay of Bear Creek, NC, many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and her two canine companions.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Lamar United Methodist Church, PO Box 555, Lamar, SC 29069; or as a breast cancer survivor, to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund (

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Author: Stephan Drew

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