Obituaries – December 26, 2018

Taz Baird

DARLINGTON – Andrew Tazewell “Taz” Baird III, age 71, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. A graveside service was held Friday, Dec. 21, at Black Creek Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends following the service.

Born Nov. 14, 1947, Taz was the son of the late Andrew Tazewell Baird Jr. and Virginia Pearce Baird. He retired from the U.S. Air National Guard, and also worked for Pee Dee Electric for over 30 years. Taz was an avid hunter and a member of the Robyn’s Neck Hunting Club. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially at the Pee Dee River Swamp.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Olivia “Livvy” McDonald Baird; daughters, Michelle “Missy” (Mike) Ferrigno of Florence and Beth (Allen Parr) Atkinson of Hartsville; grandchildren, Avery Ferrigno, Nicholas Ferrigno, Brandon Alexander Jr., and Gabriel Alexander; daughter-in-law, Hannah Thompson Alexander; brother-in-law, Joel Hanks.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brandon Alexander Sr.; sister, Ann Baird Hanks; and granddaughter, Charlee McGee.

Memorials may be made to Barnabas Ministries, 202 Medford Dr., Darlington, SC 29532; or to a charity of one’s choice.

A guestbook is available online at

Elizabeth “Liz” Mack Franklin

DARLINGTON — Funeral services for Elizabeth “Liz” Mack Franklin of Hampton, Va., were Dec. 22, 2018, at Lawson Grove Baptist Church in Hartsville.

Interment followed in the Peters Family Memorial Gardens directed by Jordan Funeral Home Inc.

The family was receiving friends at the residence of Leila Jacobs,752 Potato House Road, Darlington.

Frank Lunnon

Willie Frank Lunnon, 78, of Darlington, died at his residence Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.

A funeral service was held in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home at noon Friday, Dec. 21, with burial following in Hart Cemetery # 2 in Timmonsville. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday.

Born June 2, 1940, he was the son of the late Dobbie and Ethel Mae Gurley Lunnon Mack. He was a graduate of Mayo High School. Frank had worked as a school security guard, ARS, and Cashua Street Service Station. He also enjoyed farming. He always enjoyed visiting and talking with people.

He is survived by his devoted wife and caregiver of 21 years, Vickie Hunter Lunnon, his children: Jerry Lunnon, Christopher Lunnon, Dennis Lunnon, Darren Lunnon, Alvin Lunnon, Marshal Jackson and Calvin Jackson; sisters, Helen Murray and Virgil Mae McDougal, a brother, Terry Mack and many grandchildren and extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Vivian Jordan Lunnon, a daughter, Janice Lunnon; grandson, Sidney Lunnon, and his Uncle Pete Gurley and Aunt Sweet.

A guestbook is available online at

Author: Rachel Howell

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