Obituaries – November 27, 2019

Mae Frances Baker Wilson

DARLINGTON — Funeral services for Mae Frances Baker Wilson of Darlington were held Nov. 18, 2019, at Cherry Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington.

Ms. Wilson was born in Darlington County Sept. 16, 1944, a daughter of the late Donella Alford Ross and the late Roy Baker.

She received her formal education in the Darlington County public schools.

She spent all of her life in Darlington County, where she worked faithfully at Lindbergh’s BBQ for more than 30 years.

She was also employed as a school crossing guard, nursing assistant at Honorage Nursing Home, and a cook at Ramada Inn Restaurant.

Survivors left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Noreen Baker and Janice (Jeffery) Pinckney; one son, James Baker Sr., all of Darlington; four grandchildren, Kristen Wingate of Atlanta, Kourtney Wingate of Charlotte, Marvin Slater Jr. and James Baker Jr., both of Darlington; one great-grandson, Kaeden Davis of Charlotte; four sisters, Sarah Slater, Mae Mouzan, Eloise (Heyward) Ross and Darlene Ross, all of Darlington; four brothers, Eddie Lee Baker of New York, Alphonso (Linda) Ross, Tyrone Ross, all of Darlington, and Johnny (Rose) Ross of Florence; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends and a special friend, Lindbergh Dargan of Darlington.

She was preceded in death by four brothers: James Edward Baker, Roy Baker Jr., Wesley Baker and Frank Junior Baker.

The family was receiving friends at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jeffery Pinckney, 313 Dogwood Avenue, Darlington.

Internment followed in Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Jordan Funeral Home Inc.

Ms. Wilson died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.

Sara M. Weatherford

DARLINGTON – Sara Margaret Dawkins Weatherford, 89, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 21, at Mechanicsville Baptist Church with burial at Grove Hill Cemetery.

The family received friends Wednesday at Belk Funeral Home.

Born Aug. 29, 1930, in Rockingham, N.C., Sara was the daughter of the late Edward “Ed” Dawkins and Rosa Buckles Dawkins.

She retired from the Darlington County School District.

She was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church, where she was active in children’s ministry work and supported the church missions.

Surviving are her daughters, Susan (Johnny) Deas and their children Dottie (Daniel) Self, Sandra Hill and her children, Justin and Edward Hill, Kristy (David) McDougal; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Weatherford, to whom she was married for 62 years.

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Author: Stephan Drew

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