Week of April 8, 2015

Elizabeth “Lib” Buie Dickerson
Elizabeth “Lib” Buie Dickerson, 87, of Florence, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at her daughter’s residence after an illness.
OBIT Elizabeth Dickerson

Ms. Dickerson was born in Darlington, S.C. a daughter of the late John Alden Buie and Margaret Parnell Buie. Everyone in Darlington knew her as “Miss Lib, the Lady from the Dry Cleaners”, as she had owned and operated Darlington Dry Cleaners for 62 years. She never met a stranger, loved to sit at McDonald’s in Darlington drinking coffee with her friends each day, and loved going to Atlantic City every year until her health declined.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lavenia Buie Simon, Emma Buie Hodge, and Jackie Buie Campbell; and grandchildren, Lea Hunt and Kevin Brown.

Surviving are her daughter, Cathy Brown of Florence; a very special friend, Mike Causey of Fernandina Beach, FL; a brother, James Buie of Spartanburg; a sister, Sarah Twist of Orlando, FL ; and a great-grandson, Dylan Hunt of Lamar, S.C.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association for Dementia, South Carolina Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd. Suite L, Anderson, S.C. 29621.

A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 in the Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel.

The family received friends immediately following the service.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to her caregiver, Cheryl Blackmon.

Please sign the tribute wall for Ms. Dickerson at the obituary section of www.stoudenmiredowling.org.

Betty Jean Dutton
Funeral services for Betty Jean Dutton Jones were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

The Rev. Dr. Gary Colboch officiated with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington. The family received friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jones, widow of J. D. Jones, died Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Darlington, S.C., she was a daughter of the late William Norfleet Dutton and Mattie Whittington Dutton Parnell.

She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School class. She was retired from Dixie Cup with 40 years of service, a vivid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoyed Saints Alive. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her daughters, Rhonda (Chris) Norton, Regenia Jones, and Judy (Tommy) Pierce, all of Hartsville, S.C.; brother, James Parnell of Warner Robbins, GA; grandchildren, Jessica Tiller, John Anderson, Katie Norton, Kinsey (Jeff Johnson) Byrd, Erica Norton, Taylor (Cody Porter) Thomas, Cody Byrd, Rachel Norton, and Jenna Strickland; great-grandchildren, Kaydance Norton Truett, Paxton Tiller, Khloe Johnson, Baylee Porter, and Brynley Porter; sisters-in-law, Shelda Dutton of Darlington, S,C,, and Elise Dultton of Timmonsville, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Sarah Parnell Moody, Virginia Dutton Gray, and Catherine Dutton Stewart; brothers, Cecil Dutton, Sr., Luther Dutton, William Dutton, Howard Dutton, and Bobby Parnell.

Special thanks to Lifeline Ambulance Service and Fresenius Medical Care.

Online condolences may be given at www.bpafuneralhome.com.

Dorothy R. Adams
Mrs. Dorothy R. Adams departed from this life on Friday, March 27, 2015. She was born in Patrick County, VA to the late Samuel J. and Nancy Price Reid on November 15, 1928. Dorothy was married to the late Rev. Samuel Willie Adams who pastured the Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Leatherwood, VA and served by his side for almost 40 years.

Dorothy and Rev. Adams were blessed with six children, Sammie David Adams, who preceded her in death; and survived by daughters, Forrestiner Dickerson (Sterling) of Richmond, VA, Brenda Williamson (Eugene) and Vanessa Jamison (Bernard) of Martinsville, VA; sons, Winfred Adams (Shirley) of Martinsville, VA, and Mark Adams, Sr. (Vanessa) of Richmond, VA; a sister, Nancy Reid Hairston (Elder Colonel) of Spencer, VA; four granddaughters; seven grandsons; six great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Perry-Spencer, Eden, N.C.

Joyce Hill Hoffman
Joyce Hill Hoffman, age 87, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Pee Dee Gardens. A graveside service was held 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, officiated by Pastor Tim Coker, and directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Joyce was born in Florence County, the daughter of the late Harry and Olivia Hutchinson Hill. She retired from Dixie Cup after 30 years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church where she participated in Meals on Wheels for shut-ins, and was a member of the Grace Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her two daughters, Donna (Richard) Byrd, and Karen (Mike) Sprott, both of Darlington; her son Larry (Kim) Hoffman of Florence; her grandchildren: Vincent, Darren, and Jennings Byrd, Macy and Chase Sprott, and Ashley and Drake Hoffman; and a brother, Billy Hill, of Atlanta, Georgia.

She was predeceased in death by her husband, Willie Edward Hoffman; and two sisters, Ruby Corder and Dorothy “Dot” Beckham.

The family will be at the home of Mike and Karen Sprott, 310 Wyandot Dr. Darlington, S.C. 29532.

Memorials may be made out to Central Baptist Church, 512 Spring St. Darlington, S.C. 29532.

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

Mark D. Singletary
Mark D. Singletary, age 57, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Mt. Pleasant Hospice House. A graveside service was held 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015 at Singletary Cemetery in Coward, S.C. A visitation was held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday at Belk Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Joey Colson.

Mark was born June 14, 1957, in Florence, S.C. He was the son of the late Stewart “Mac” Singletary and Guyeula Welch Singletary Flynn. Mark worked in sales and real estate.
Preceded in death, in addition to his father, are his brother, Paul J. Singletary; and his stepfather, Neal Flynn.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his two brothers George (Rhonda) Singletary of Hartsville, and Daniel (Debbie) Singletary of Darlington; several nieces and nephews; and his partner of 17 years, James Strom Walker of Charleston.

Memorials may be made to Singletary Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 333 Coward, S.C. 29530, or to John Ancrum S.P.C.A. (a.k.a. Charleston Animal Society) 3861 Leeds Ave. N. Charleston, S.C. 29405.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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