Week of Feb. 11, 2015

Daisy Mae Boston Eans

Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Mae Boston Eans of Lamar will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Bethany Baptist Church in Lamar.

Interment will follow in Plaza Memorial Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington.
Mrs. Eans was born in Lamar, S.C. on December 3, 1932, a daughter of the late Charlie and Maybell McCullough Boston. She died on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

She received her formal education in the Darlington County Public Schools. She retired from the Darlington County Schools, where she served on the Cafeteria Staff. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and served in many capacities. She was a member of O.E.S. Chapter #229, and the African Garden Club.

Survivors are: her husband, George Eans; four sons, Bob (Earnestine) Boston, Earl (Gerthina), Charlie, and Graylin; one daughter, Gertrude (Jesse) Hall; two sisters-in-law; fifteen grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family is receiving friends at 103 Teachers Drive, Lamar.

Roy Louie Putnam

Roy Louie Putnam, age 73, passed away Tuesday, February 03, 2015. A visitation will be held from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 5th, at Belk Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Florence National Cemetery with military honors, officiated by Pastor Ben McLaughlin.

Roy was born May 27, 1941, to the late Francis M. and Kathleen Brown Putnam in Florence, S.C. He retired from the United Stated Army and Navy after 23 years of service. He was a member of Lake Swamp Baptist Church.

Survived are his wife, Wanda Gail G. Putnam, of Darlington; his daughter, Ronda Lynn Putnam, of Darlington; his brother, Jim (Marrianna) Putnam of Burlington, North Carolina; and his father-in-law, John Gray, of Darlington.

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

Ruth Parrott Patterson Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Parrott Patterson Brown of Darlington will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at St. James United Methodist Church in Darlington.

Interment will follow in Cooper Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Dorsey and Annie Parrott, and was married to the late John Ross Patterson of Calvert, Texas. Later in life, Ruth was remarried to the late Bennie Brown of Darlington, SC.

She passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in her birthplace of Darlington, S.C.

A graduate of Darlington County Schools and Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, Mrs. Brown enjoyed a long teaching career in Darlington, and the school system in Millstone Township, New Jersey.

Mrs. Brown was a beloved member of the Darlington community and participated in a number of activities including the Elks. She was a devoted parishioner of St. James United Methodist Church for more than 80 years.

Survivors are: her sister, Mrs. Pearl Funderburk (Vance); a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Patterson Brown (Charles); her sons, Mr. James Patterson (Rose) and Mr. Michael Patterson (Mary); five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great- grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 12:00 o’clock noon Wednesday until the hour of the service.

Linda Williams Cooper

Funeral services for Ms. Linda Williams Cooper of Florence will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2015 at St. James United Methodist Church in Darlington.

Interment will follow in Wilds Quarters Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington.

Linda Williams Cooper, the daughter of the late Stager Carraway Williams Sr. and Martha Miles Williams of Fayetteville, NC, was born November 21, 1947 in Fayetteville, N.C. She departed this life on January 31, 2015.

Linda was educated at E. E. Smith High School and Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C. She was employed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia at USA Intelligence Command Office for thirty-five years. She was a dependable worker prior to retiring. She was a member of several Auxiliaries and OES Chapter #69 of Maryland.

Survivors are: her brother, Stager Williams, Jr. (Amber); her uncle and aunt, Robinson “Bubba”and Annie Mae Miles; special cousins, Danny (Charicy) Miles and Robin Miles; other cousins, family and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of her uncle and aunt, 312 South Center Road, Darlington.

Hope Copeland

Hope Windham Copeland, age 48, died Thursday, February 5, 2015. A funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Lamar United Methodist Church, with burial following in Fair Hope Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home of Lamar.

Born May 18, 1966, she is the daughter of Jackie Turner Windham and the late Charles V. Windham. Hope fought her battle with grit and grace, and those of us that walked with her on her journey lives have been changed by her courage and dignity. She touched lives and hearts and made us all better people.

In the words of Hope’s daughters, “Momma loved spending time outdoors, whether it was working in the garden or watching Emmy play softball and hollering at the umpires. She loved going to Shelby’s piano lessons, playing the guitar and eating Big Daddy grits.” Hope’s children were the love and joy of her life and she cherished time spent her family and friends.

In addition to her mother of Lamar, she is survived by her husband, Barry Copeland, and two daughters, Effie “Emmy” Marie Copeland and Shelby Caroline Copeland, all of the home; two sisters, Charlene (David) Copeland and Sue Windham, all of Lamar; a niece, Carly Vann Copeland; mother-in-law, Ella Mae Copeland, and a special aunt, Isobel “Teent” Norris, of Lamar.

The family expresses their gratitude to the Carpenters’ Branch Family, the Wind-hamtown Family, the River Family, all the chemo nurses at the cancer clinic, and to Lovin’ Hope Girls, for their support and countless meals provided.

The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home in Lamar, and other times at the home of Barry and Hope, 768 E. Lynches River Road and at the home of Charlene and David Copeland.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, c/o Jane Weaver, 310 N. Darlington Ave, Lamar S.C. 29069.

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

Ronald Stallings

Ronald “Pop” Macon Stallings, age 65, died Friday, February 6, 2015, at his residence. “Pop” was born on April 30, 1949 in Washington, D.C., son of the late Paul E. and Edna Chaney Stallings. Ronald was a talented musician, and enjoyed playing drums and singing.

He is survived by a brother, Ed Stallings of Virginia Beach, VA; a special friend, Tina Saxton; two step-daughters, Ashley Burr and Tracy Odom, all of Darlington; a son, Ronald Reid Stallings; and many, many friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced by Belk Funeral Home.

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

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