Week of March 23, 2016

Wayne Edwards

Funeral services for Ret.. MSGT. Wayne W. Edwards, Sr. of Darlington were held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Bethel AME Church in Darlington.

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Interment will follow in Florence National Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington.

Mr. Edwards was born on January 28, 1927 in Greenwood, Mississippi to the late William Jackson Edwards and Mary Bell Shelly Edwards. He departed this earthly life on Monday, March 7, 2016 at McLeod Health, Cheraw, S.C.

He attended the public schools in Greenwood, Mississippi and was a graduate of Stone Street High School.

He worked for the Southern Bell Telephone Company for many years. Later he enlisted in the Air Force where he served until his retirement as a Master Sergeant.

Mr. Edwards joined Bethel AME Church where he served faithfully until his health declined.

He taught JROTC at Mayo High School. Later he accepted employment with the Darlington County Housing Authority and became Executive Director.

He leaves to cherish fond memories: a beloved wife, Celestine Edwards; his daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Alvin Bacote, along with their daughters Sierra and Brandi Bacote; his daughter Victoria Edwards, along with her son Jesstyn Wise; his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne, Jr. and Cynthia Edwards, along with their sons Mario and Kyle; his daughter, Regina McGill; his sister Dorothy Elise Spencer; his one great-granddaughter Arreis Bacote; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted caretakers and friends.

The family will be received friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2016 in the Jordan Funeral Home Chapel.

Lillie Bacote

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Bell Brown Bacote of Darlington was held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Timmonsville.

OBIT Lillie Bacote

Interment will follow in the church cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington.

Mrs. Bacote, a daughter of the late Emanuel and Girtha Singletary Brown, was born December 9, 1952 in Darlington County. She departed this earthly life on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Mrs. Bacote was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. She was employed by Cooke Associates of Florence.

Survivors are: a daughter, Renese Garvin; a son Ronnie Bacote, Jr.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her siblings, Louise Brown, Gerthena Brown, Dianne Brown, Christine Brown, and Pearlie Brown; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of her sister, Gerthena Brown, 532 Society Hill Road, Darlington.

James “Jim” Lewis Turner, Jr.

James “Jim” Lewis Turner , Jr., age 46, died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the McLeod Hospice House. Jim was born December 12, 1969 in Annapolis, MD, son of Anne Hofner Turner and the late James L. Turner, Sr.

Jim lived most of his life and Maryland and had recently moved to Darlington. He enjoyed planting flowers and was always in the yard planting or pruning.

In addition to his mother of Darlington, he is survived by his children, Justin Turner and Brendan Turner, both of Maryland, two brothers; Richard (Teresa) Turner of Darlington, Matthew Turner of Virginia and a sister, Tracy Turner of Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his father, who passed away in January of this year.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Maryland.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Belk Funeral Home.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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