Obituaries – October 24, 2018

Elizabeth J. Psillos

DARLINGTON – Elizabeth J. Psillos of Charleston, formerly of Darlington, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Charleston. Visitation was held Monday, Oct. 15, with a funeral service following in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Elizabeth was the daughter of the late John I. and Ellen Psillos. She worked as an educator for area schools. Elizabeth was a member of Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Florence.

Surviving are her sister, Lucille Psillos of Charleston; nephew, John Psillos; nieces, Vicki Watson of Savannah and Sandra Psillos of Athens, Ga.

She was predeceased by brothers James Psillos and Sanford Psillos; sisters, Joanne Ethel Psillos and Mary Psillos.

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Juliette Wright Lloyd

DARLINGTON – Funeral services for Mrs. Juliette Wright Lloyd of Darlington were noon Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Bethel AME Church in Darlington. Interment followed in Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Jordan Funeral Home Inc.

The family was receiving friends at the residence, 306 Borough St., Darlington.

Rhett Anthony Howle

DARLINGTON – Rhett Anthony Howle, 42, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. A graveside service was held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Darlington Memory Gardens, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born Aug. 12, 1976, Rhett was the son of Faye Odom Howle, and the late Richard Anthony “Tony” Howle. He enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and Gamecock football.

In addition to his mother, Faye Odom Howle, Rhett is survived by his daughter, Kaylee Howle of Florence; brother, Ricky Howle of Darlington; aunts and uncles, Bobby and Nancy Howle, and Bobby and Linda Odom.

In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his wife, Alicia Young Howle.

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Virginia Coleman

DARLINGTON – Virginia Coleman passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2018. A graveside service was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery in Society Hill, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Society Hill, Virginia was the daughter of the late J. Adger Sr. and Janie Jackson Howle. She grew up in Society Hill, and then lived in Darlington for the last 43 years.

She was married to the late Son Ross, and then to the late Dr. Marshall Coleman. Virginia was longtime owner of Virginia’s Beauty Shop in Society Hill. She was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Darlington.

Surviving are her son, James (June) Ross; her sister, Jane Mayhew; sister-in-law, Joann Howle; grandchildren, Tom (Jill) Ross, Didi Ross, and Jamie Ross. Also surviving are a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Adger Howle and Wilcox Howle; her sister-in-law, Tootsie Howle, and her brother-in-law, R.E. Mayhew.

The family would like to give a special thanks to her long-time friend Marie Alston, her neighbors Doris Mims, Laura Burns and Jane Stephens. Also a special thanks to Gene Weaver and Grace Blackmon.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Darlington, PO Box 297 Darlington, SC 29540; or to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, PO Box 28 Society Hill, SC 29593.

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Leroy Hugh Barefoot

DARLINGTON – Leroy Hugh Barefoot, 75, of Darlington died Oct. 19, 2018.

A celebration of life service was held Oct. 22 in the Chapel of Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. The family received friends following the service and other times at the home, 832 Oleander Drive, Darlington.

Leroy was born in Florence County. He was the son of the late Clarence Hugh Barefoot and Willie Rae Montrose Barefoot. He retired from ESAB in Florence. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He served his country in the Army National Guard and sang with the Masters Quartet.

Surviving are his loving wife, Patricia Harvey Barefoot of Darlington; his children, Sharon Barefoot of Darlington; Michael (Melissa) Barefoot of Lamar; and Trisha (Mark) Hardee of Florence; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his brother, Larry (Jeannette) Barefoot of Florence.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at

Rev. Joseph Heck

DARLINGTON – Rev. Joseph A. Heck Sr., 84, died Saturday, Oct. 20, at McLeod Hospice House.

A funeral service was held in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home at noon Oct. 23, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends Monday at the funeral home and at the home.

Born in New Orleans May 18, 1934, Rev. Heck was the son of the late Joseph W. and Anna Luthens Heck. He served in the Army in the Korean Conflict, and then graduated from Southern Methodist College in 1976. He pastored at many area churches during his ministry. Rev. Heck was a member of the VFW and Timmonsville Southern Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Cooley Heck, a son, Joseph (Ellen) Heck Jr. of Bath, N.C., a daughter, Kathleen (Robert) Sinclair of Darlington, grandchildren: Phillip (Cameron) Heck, Benjamin (Grace) Heck, Travis (Julie) Sinclair, Sarah Sinclair, Beverly (Jeryl) Allen, great-grandchildren: Eric Heck, Brandon Heck, Olivia Heck, Karsyn Heck, Sarah Ellen Allen, Shelby Allen and a host of other family members.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Heck of Slidell, La.
Memorials may be made to Southern Methodist College, 541 Broughton Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115

A guestbook is available online at

Ricky Glenn Huntley

DARLINGTON – Ricky Glenn Huntley, 53, of Darlington died Oct. 20, 2018.

A memorial service was held Oct. 23 in the Chapel of Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. The family received friends Tuesday at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home.

Ricky was born in Florence. He graduated from St. John’s High School Class of 1983. Ricky worked for over 20 years with Meco in Florence and was currently employed at Fastrack Convenience Stores in Darlington.

He enjoyed fishing, coaching, recreational baseball and football and was an avid Clemson fan. Ricky was a former member of Tarkiln Hunting Club and was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

He loved his children, Chett and Thorn and his grandson, Briar.

Surviving are his mother, Patty Speder and husband, Ron, of Darlington; his sons, Chett Huntley (Kassie) of Darlington; and Thorn Huntley of Darlington; his grandson, Briar Huntley of Darlington; his brother, Timmy Huntley and wife, Nancy of Darlington; his sister, Tanjah Huntley Hall and husband, Trey of Darlington; his niece, Lyles Huntley of Darlington; and his nephews, Roddy Huntley and wife, Krissy of Florence; Tanner and Chase Hall, both of Darlington.

Ricky was preceded in death by his father, Roddy Lee Huntley.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at

Author: Rachel Howell

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