Week of April 1, 2015

Edward Eli Saleeby, Jr.
July 13, 1953 – March 26, 2015

Funeral Services for Edward Eli Saleeby, Jr. were held on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church. Burial took place in Magnolia Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home.
OBIT Ed Saleeby
Attorney Saleeby was born in Darlington, County, the son of Willie Calcutt Saleeby and the late Honorable Senator Edward Eli Saleeby, Sr. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in English and received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. After graduation, he joined Saleeby and Cox Law firm, founded by his father, until his death.

Attorney Saleeby was a loyal and lifetime member of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church. While attending the University of South Carolina, he served as Grand Master of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was also a local supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee. He also served as the chair of the Syrian-Lebanese American Society. He was a member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173, an Omar Shriner, and member of the Darlington County Red Fez.

Surviving family members include his mother, Willie Calcutt Saleeby of Columbia, S.C.; his children, Edward Eli Saleeby III, Nathan (Crystal) Stanton Saleeby, and Caleb Cleveland Saleeby all of Hartsville, S.C.; two sisters, Kay (Glenn) Bouknight and Holly (Buddy) Atkins of Columbia, S.C.; his friend, Mellany Faes of Hartsville; and an adopted brother and devoted friend, Samuel L. Davis of Hartsville, S,C.

Addie Fullard
Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Lewis Fullard of Brooklyn, New York, formerly of Lamar, were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the Washington & Charlotte C. Jordan Memorial Chapel of Jordan Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Plaza Memorial Cemetery in Lamar directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Mrs. Fullard was born in Lamar, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Marie Ward Lewis. She died Sunday, March 22, 2015 in a Brooklyn, N.Y. hospital. She received her education in the public schools of Darlington County, and was married to the late Donell Fullard of Lamar.

Survivors are: a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Viewing for Mrs Fullard was held 9:00 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the service.

The family is receiving friends at 661 Prosperity Drive, Lamar.

Clifton “Pal” Floyd
Clifton “Pal” Floyd, age 81, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Regency Hospital in Florence. A graveside service was held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at Black Creek Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Chris Truette, and directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Pal was born October 23, 1933, the son of the late Charlie and Estelle Rhodes Floyd. He worked for Coca-Cola, and retired from Dixie Cup. Pal enjoyed NASCAR, playing pool, and loved being with people.

Preceded in death, in addition to his parents, were his brothers Josh Floyd Sr., Walter Floyd, and Charlie Floyd; his sisters, Marie Stewart, Lucille Hatchel, Pauline Collins, and Gladys Hayward; and a nephew. Josh Floyd Jr.

Survived are his sister Mary Roscoe of Hartsville; George (Molly) Floyd of Columbia; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Shirley Young.

Memorials may be made out to South Hartsville Baptist Church 205 E. Bobo Newsom Hwy, Hartsville, SC 29550.

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

Dane E. Smyre, Sr.
Dane Ernest Smyre, Sr. of Darlington, 88, died March 25, 2015 at home. Graveside services were held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 28, at Grove Hill Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Renny Johnson and directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Newton, N.C. Mr. Smyre was the only child of the late Gordon Pinkney and Florine Bowman Smyre. He graduated from Newton-Conover High School and Appalachian State University. He served two years active duty in the U. S. Army during World War II and retired from the U. S. Army Reserve as Major after 24 years of service. He was Band Director in Drexel, N.C. and in Darlington, and Darlington County Bus Supervisor, 1963-73. He retired in 1993 as Secretary/Treasurer of Diamond Hill Plywood after 20 years with the company. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School teacher and director, deacon, sanctuary choir member and served as interim choir director several times.

Surviving are his wife, Eloise Stogner Smyre of the home; a son, Dane Ernest (Kim) Smyre, Jr., Tucson, AZ; two daughters, Cynthia E. Smyre with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Dallas TX, and Jan (Jim) Hazel, Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jill (A.F.) Rodgers, and Jared Hazel; and a great grandson, Shaun Rodgers.

Because of his love for missions, the family requests memorials to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 297, Darlington, S.C. 29540.

Friends are invited to come by the home on Friday at 110 Medford Rd.

A guestbook is available at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Juanita L. Sawyer
Graveside services for Miss Juanita L. Sawyer of Darlington will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in Darlington Memorial Cemetery, directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Juanita Lorrenda Sawyer was born May 22, 1932 in Darlington County. She was the youngest child born to the late Frank and Magnolia McPhail Sawyer, Sr. She departed this world on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Juanita attended Darlington County public schools and was a graduate of Mayo High School’s Class of 1951. She later received a B.A. Degree in Elementary Education from West Virginia State College. She then went on to teach at schools in Columbia, Darlington and Hartsville, S.C.

Juanita became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age.

Surviving are: her niece, Shirley L. Thomas; nephews, James E. Thomas, and Frank Sawyer Jr.; and a grandniece, LayOntra Thomas.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of her niece, Shirley L. Thomas, 107 Woodhaven Drive, Darlington.

Author: Duane Childers

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