Obituaries for July 4, 2018

Todd Mozingo
DARLINGTON- Todd Howell Mozingo, age 46, died Monday, June 25, 2018. The family received friends from 2 until 3 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday, June 30, with a memorial service starting at 3 p.m.
Born December 6, 1971 in Darlington, Todd is the son of the late William B. Mozingo, Sr. and the late Marilyn Howell Hare. Todd served in the Army National Guard and then pursued a career in law enforcement. He was previously a police officer for Camden and Simpsonville Police Departments, and a deputy with Darlington County. Mr. Mozingo was also a certified Fire and Arson Investigator and Polygraph examiner.

He is survived by his daughter, Savannah Mozingo of Walton, KY, his son, Bryce Mozingo of FL, his siblings, William “Billy” (Lisa) Mozingo, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, Mary “Bunny” Mozingo of Aiken, his fiancé, Jennifer Galloway and her children, Desire’ and Joseph Galloway of Darlington and his step-children, Allison R. Davis and Miranda Kay Davis.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Belk Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, PO Box 523, Darlington, SC 29540.

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Wayne Vincent
Darlington – Charles Wayne Vincent, age 64, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, with a private burial held in Darlington Memory Gardens. The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, and other times at the home, 2105 Rogers Rd. Darlington.

Born February 21, 1954, Wayne is the son of the late J.C. Vincent and the late Joyce Weaver Vincent Lloyd. He worked for Nucor Steel for 38 years. He loved NASCAR and enjoyed working on cars, riding around at night watching wildlife, fishing, and shrimping.

Surviving are his son, Jesse Vincent of Darlington; his daughter, Dana Vincent of Columbia; granddaughter, Savannah Vincent; brothers, Steve (Sherrill) Vincent and Tommy Vincent (Ada Taboga); his sister, Rose Colvin; his special cousin, Jimmy Hancock; and his dog, Buddy.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Brown Vincent, who died in 2015, and his sister, Tammy Vincent Moody.

Memorials may be made to Embrace Hospice, 1831 W. Evans St. Suit 315 Florence, SC 29501.

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Lois Coates McLellan
Darlington – Lois Coates McLellan, age 91, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in a local hospital. A visitation was held from 2-3 p.m. with funeral services following at 3p.m. on Thursday, June 28 in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home. A private burial followed at Florence Memorial Gardens.
Born in Aynor, December 17, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Ezra Gana Coates and Lorene Allen Coates. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She graduated from McLeod Nursing School in 1948. Lois served as an RN for over 50 years, working in surgery, children’s floor, and Bruce Hospital. She worked for Dr. L.D. Lide as his surgical nurse for over 20 years and finished her nursing career at the Palmetto Center. She was lovingly known as Mrs. Mac.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra McLellan Chace (George); sons, Milton Hubert McLellan Jr (Imogene), and Jerry Wayne McLellan (Dannie). She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Tammy Covington (Julius), Stephanie Weaver (Jack), Kim McLellan, Angie Campbell (William), Scott McLellan, Brian Chace (Hope), Jay McLellan (Claudia), and Destiny McLellan, as well as 12 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. She has four surviving siblings, Mildred Gore, John Walker Coates, Thelma Thompson, and Annie Laurie Newman (Pete), and many loving nieces and nephews. Lois had wonderful neighbors who lovingly took care of her after our father died, Jimmy and Susie Brown and Matt and Tiffany Brown. Her hairdresser, Juanita was not only her hairdresser but a good friend. When she no longer drove, her good friend, Norma Rowe, made sure was in church each Sunday. She was blessed with many friends and family.

Mrs. McLellan was predeceased by her husband of over 59 years, Milton Hubert McLellan; and her brother, Robert Coates of Georgetown.

Only two days before her illness, she had moved to Bethea Retirement Home. She had many friends there who will miss her.

My brothers and I would like to thank the fine nursing staff of McLeod who took great care of her during her short illness. We also thank Dr. Rao and his staff for the kindness they offered her.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or to Sight for Mozambique, 379 W. Broad St. Darlington, SC 29532.

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Shirley Tyner Watford
Lamar – Shirley Tyner Watford, age 80, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at McLeod Hospice House. A visitation was held from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, July 1, with funeral services following at 3 p.m. in the Lamar chapel at Belk Funeral Home. A private burial followed in Lamar Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Watford was born in Darlington County, the daughter of the late Ellie D. Tyner Sr. and Bertha Jeffords Tyner. She was employed by Nytronics in Darlington for many years, and A.Q. Mills in Lynchburg. Mrs. Watford enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and taking care of any animals.

She is survived by her daughter, Robin (Jerry) Windham of Lamar; her sister, Joyce Arnold of Darlington; four grandchildren, Tori (Austin) Taylor, Rock (Luranna) Parnell, Andy (Jessi) Windham, Tracey (Sammy) Varner; six great-grandchildren, Tyner Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Wyatt Parnell, Kylar Parnell, Josh Windham, and Jayden Windham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin (Bud) Watford; her brothers, Ellie Tyner Jr, Gene Tyner, and James Tyner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Will of Faith Southern Methodist Church, 836 Seven Bridges Rd. Lamar, SC 29069; or to the Darlington County Humane Society, PO Box 1655 Hartsville, SC 29551.

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Author: Stephan Drew

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