Obituaries – December 4, 2019

Christie Dore Braun

DARLINGTON – Christie Dore Braun, 70, died suddenly at McLeod Hospital on Nov. 21, 2019.

Christie was born Nov. 14, 1949, in Milwaukee and was the daughter of the late Howard and Ruth Dore.

Christie attended schools in Milwaukee and met her husband, Gerald, while he was studying at Marquette University. Christie and Gerald were married in 1969 and she set up their first home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

During their 29 years in the military, Christie lived in nine states as well as Germany in the 1970s and 1980s and in Panama in the early 1990s. In 1997 they moved to northern Virginia and in 2007, they moved to Florence to be with their daughter and her family.

Christie is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gerald (Gerry), her daughter Monica and son-in-law Richard Milling; her two grandchildren, Abigail and Hughes, her brother Greg Dore (Edie) of Cleveland, and two dogs, Coco Chanel and Kaluha.

Christie was the consummate military wife and she loved working with soldiers’ families. She was instrumental in forming several “family support groups” vital to soldiers living overseas.

She was also very active in leading volunteers in support of the European American Red Cross as well as forming the nucleus of the Ordinance Ladies Association in Washington.

Once she moved to Florence in 2007, she prepared monthly meals for the International (Trinidad) Mission for 11 years.

She was also the lead organizer for Forest Lake Shores HOA annual neighborhood activities.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Belk Funeral Home, 229 W. Broad St., Darlington.

Visitation was Dec. 3, followed by a memorial service at the funeral home.

Family and friends were invited to join in fellowship at her daughter Monica’s home after the service.

A private burial will be conducted at the Florence National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the charity of your choice or your favorite animal shelter.

An online guestbook is available at

Andrena B. Bacote

Mrs. Andrena B. Bacote of Upper Marlboro, Md., formerly of Darlington, wife of Col. Warren F. Bacote, USA, retired, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019.

Homegoing services for Mrs. Bacote were held Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington.

An Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony hosted by Epsilon Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. was held Friday, Nov. 29, at Jordan Funeral Home, 108 Lee St., Darlington.

Visitation was Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Jordan Funeral Home.

Visitation at other times was at the home, 2100 Jeffords Mill Road, Darlington; Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30.

Willie Fox

DARLINGTON — Funeral services for Willie Fox of Darlington were Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Hartsville.

Interment was in the church cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home Inc.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of a son and daughter-in-law, Nathaniel and Felecia Fox, 1329 Gus Drive, Darlington.

Author: Stephan Drew

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