Obituaries – June 26, 2019

Johnny G. Newton

Johnny G. Newton, 80, died Thursday, June 20, 2019. A memorial service was held at his home, 535 MYOSA Lane, Bennettsville, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Marlboro County, he was the son of the late R. Gilchrist Newton and the late Dorothy Wise Newton. He made a living and provided for his family both as a farmer and a handyman.

Johnny enjoyed being a leader of 4-H Shooting-Sports and had driven race cars earlier in his life. He was a member of Boykin United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gwen Blackwell Newton, four daughters: Robin N. (Mike) Echols of Pendleton, Renee N. Sattele of Anderson, Reba Newton of Society Hill, Johnna Newton Kent of Bennettsville; a son, Dr. Kevin (Lori) Sattele of Florence, grandchildren: Justin (Lindsay) Sattele, Hayden (Meghan) Echols, Logan (William) Monts, R.W. O’Tuel, Lauren Sattele, Jenna Sattele; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Sattele and Gray Monts, a brother, Jerry B. (Gladys Kinard) Newton of Bennettsville and a sister, Dorothy (Brush) Babb of Orangeburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 4-H Natural Resources at
A visitation was held Friday, June 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Boykin United Methodist Church, 1709 Highway 79 E, Bennettsville.

A guestbook is available online at

Carolyn Smith Scott

DARLINGTON – Carolyn Smith Scott, 81, died Saturday, June 22, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 25, at First Baptist Church of Darlington with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

The family received friends Tuesday in the church sanctuary, and other times at the home, 601 Spring St., Darlington.

Carolyn was born June 5, 1938, the daughter of the late Howard Pickney Smith and Rillie Anne Harrelson Smith. She graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1956 and from the University of South Carolina in 1961.

Carolyn had a God-given gift to minister to senior adults and she was chairman of the Shut-Ins. In addition to that service, she worked in the kitchen for Wednesday Night Suppers, was active in the Ladies Circle, served as director of Vacation Bible School for many years, GA leader and was on other church committees throughout the years.

Being a Girl Scout leader for many years, a member of several bridge clubs and supper clubs were a few other pastimes she enjoyed. When moving to Darlington in 1961, Carolyn worked as a secretary for the Robert L. Kilgo Law Firm.

She also worked at the Scott family business, Darlington Machinery/Sentry Hardware, for nearly 40 years.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, G. Clyde Scott, and their daughters, Andrea S. Bonnoitt and Margaret S. Heustess; her grandchildren, Coleman M. Heustess, Courtney E. Heustess, Collin S. Bonnoitt, and a host of nieces and nephews. She also leaves two sisters, Lee (Roland) Jones of Darlington, and Kay Harkins of Sumter; sisters-in-law, Helen (Johnny) Deans, Sandra (the late Jeff) Yarborough, and Judy (Wayne) Thomas.

Special recognition, gratitude and love are expressed to Barbara Simmons, Linda Pauley, Deborah Berry and her hospice nurse, Shan Brown.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502; or to First Baptist Church of Darlington, PO Box 297 Darlington, SC 29540.

Author: Rachel Howell

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