Obituaries January 29, 2020
FLORENCE – William “Bill” Arthur Buckner, 84, son of the late Walter Vernon and Beatrice Chaplin Buckner, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Highland Park United Methodist Church, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends at the church.
Bill was born Oct. 12, 1935, in Charleston. He was a graduate of Winyah High School in Georgetown and a mechanical engineering graduate of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Bill spent his working career with American Can Co., James Rivers Corp., Fort James Corp. and Georgia Pacific. He retired in 1999 from the Darlington facility of Georgia Pacific.
Bill was an active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities including the Francis Asbury Sunday School class. He was also a lifetime member of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association.
He is survived by his children, Bill and Lynn Buckner, Beth and Ray Graham; grandchildren, Hunter, Will and Rachel Buckner, Elizabeth and Matthew Odom, Austin and Adam Graham; a very special friend and companion, Janet Lewis; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Buckner, who died in 2014, and his brother, Roger, who died in 1994.
Memorials may be made to Highland Park United Methodist Church, 1300 2nd Loop Road, Florence, SC 29505.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com. Joseph M. “Sam” Rollings Jr., 68, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
A visitation was held Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Lamar chapel at Belk Funeral Home.
Born Oct. 15, 1951, Sam was the son of the late Joseph M. Rollings Sr. and Dorothy Sneed Rollins. He worked in the family business at Rollings’ Used Parts, and later enjoyed going to antique auctions.
Sam was an avid NASCAR fan and will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. Sam was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his daughter, Donna Rollings of Darlington; grandchildren, James Holloway Jr. and Kimberly Mixon; siblings, Dr. James Eddie Rollings of Due West, Carolyn Kistler of Florida, Jean Galloway (Terry Smith) of Sun City, David “Rock” (Sherry) Rollings of Lamar, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his niece, Tracy Willis, and his sister-in-law, Barbara Ann Rollings. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. DARLINGTON — Juanita Steadman Venters, 91, died Jan. 20, 2020.
A funeral service was held in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home Jan. 25, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Born Oct. 5, 1928, in Saluda, she was the daughter of the late Henry S. and Mary Edna Thraikill Steadman.
She retired from NYTRONICS and was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Edna Iseman of Darlington and Anita (Earl) Enzor of Raleigh, N.C., four grandchildren, David Iseman, Mary Ann Thomasson, Laura Hilts, Catherine Rodgers, and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and her sister.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice Foundation, PO Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.