Week of August 24, 2015

Charlie Ross, Jr.

Charlie Ross, Jr., was born on January 15, 1954 in Darlington, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Charlie B. Ross, Sr., and Ada Kelley Ross. He departed from this life on Monday, August 8, 2016.

OBIT Charlie Ross Jr-1

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Bostick & Tompkins Funeral Home in Columbia, S.C., followed by internment at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, S.C.

Charlie grew up in Darlington County. He was the oldest of six children. He was educated in the Darlington County public schools and a graduate of Mayo High School, Class of 1972.

At an early age, Charlie joined New Providence Baptist Church where he served on various committees and was an active member. Later in life, he joined the military where he was privileged to travel around the world including Germany, Virginia, and Georgia.

Charlie Ross, Jr., was preceded in death by his father, Charlie B. Ross, Sr., mother Ada Kelley Ross, and two sisters. Those who shared the love, joy, and sorrow of life with him and survived to cherish his memories; his wife, Ethel Ross of Lugoff, S.C.; two loving daughters Yakita Hair of Columbia, S.C., Tameika (Michael) Hunter of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers: John Allen (Lucille) Ross and Jimmie (Edna) Ross, both of Darlington; one sister, Clara (Charles) Ross of Darlington; six grandchildren: Nykia Peeples, Antwan Ross, Xavier Peeples, Lamont A. Hair, Jr., Devin Hair, and Lamar Hair; and a host of aunts, uncles, and loved ones.

Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd Smith

Agnes Elizabeth Lloyd Smith, age 94 passed away Monday, August 15, 2016. Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18th at First Original Free Will Baptist Church with burial following at Darlington Memory Gardens, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

OBIT agnes smith

Born November 16, 1921, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Jesse Asbury Lloyd and Marie Adams Lloyd. She loved working in her yard, and took great pride in her plants and gardens. Agnes was an avid Gamecock fan, and a member and a faithful church choir member of First Original Free Will Baptist Church in Darlington.
Surviving are her sons, James E. (Rhett) Smith of Florence, Ronald A. Smith of Franklin, N.C., and David Wayne Smith of Columbus, OH; her daughter, Kay (Dean) Campbell of Johnston, S.C.; her grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Sammie Smith, and her great-grandchild, Ryan McDaniel; and her sister-in-law, Betty Lloyd.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Smith; her brothers: Henry Lloyd, Joe Lloyd, Carlisle Lloyd, and Harold Lloyd; and her sisters: Annie Andrews, Edelle Taylor, and Helen Brock.

The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17th at Belk Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Original Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 441 Darlington, S.C. 29540.

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

Henry Burch

Funeral services for Mr. Henry Burch of Darlington were held 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2016 at Center Baptist Church in Darlington.

OBIT Henry Burch, Jr.#1

Interment followed in Hart Cemetery #2 directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington.

Mr. Burch was the husband of Mrs. Mae Helen Cannon Burch of Darlington.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. each evening at the residence, 1648 South Center Road, Darlington.

Lenwood J. Hayes

Lenwood J. Hayes of the Oates Community died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from injuries sustained from an accident. A funeral service was held at 4:00 pm Sunday, August 21 at Elim United Methodist Church, 3900 Oates Hwy. Lamar, officiated by Rev. Wes Conner and assisted by Rev. Edward Herlong. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service directed by Belk Funeral Home.

OBIT Lenwood Hayes

Born in Williamsburg County S.C., he was the son of the late John Eli and Camilla Snow Hayes. Lenwood retired From NUCOR and was a part time truck driver for Jones Brothers Transport. He was an avid Gamecock and Carolina Panther fan. He was most proud of being a cancer survivor, and a member of Elim United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. He also loved hearing his wife play the piano.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Raines Hayes of Oates; a son, Bruce (Dianna) Hayes of Oates; three grandchildren: Emma (Adam) Windham, Zane Hayes, Kayla Hayes all of Oates; brothers: Jimmy Hayes, Claude (Deloris) Hayes both of Philadelphia, PA, Marion (Dale) Hayes of Myrtle Beach, and David Hayes of Florence; half-brother, Frank (Debbie) Mahoney Hayes of Johnsonville; half-sisters: Mary (Ronnie) Altman of Florence, Connie Rogers of Johnsonville, and Ida Ruth “Pigeon” (Rocky) McCutcheon of Lake City; sister-in-law, Janice Byrd; nieces: Nancy (Henry) Bustle, and Dia (Bryan) Dooley; a “special granddaughter”, Madi Dooley; and his fur friends: Flacko and Jezebel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jody Hayes; brothers: Isaac Hayes and Jesse Hayes; sister Mellie Lou Kelley; infant brothers, Tommy Snow Hayes and Joe Mahoney Hayes.

Memorials may be made to Elim United Methodist Church c/o Muryl Gardner 3586 Oates Hwy. Lamar, S.C. 29069.

A guestbook is available online www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Author: Duane Childers

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