Week of Feb. 18, 2015

Alma “Sissy” Scott

Funeral services for Mrs. Alma “Sissy” Scott of Darlington will be 12:00 o’clock noon Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.
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Mrs. Scott died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Medford Nursing Center. She was born in Darlington a daughter of the late Benrow and Alma Brown Scott.

Survivors include: her nieces: Mary S. Hudson, Gwendolyn H. Simon, Catherine (Jerome) Mitchell, Alma Baptiste, Sandra Cameron and Neicy Scott; her nephews: Alonza (Teresa) Hudson, Otis Scott Jr., Terry (Martha) Scott, James Edward (Linda) Rogers; a special friend, Barbara C. Evans; and a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family is receiving friends at the home of her niece, Gwendolyn H. Simon, 802 S. Dargan Street, Darlington.

Raymond “Slick” Waiters Barcus

Funeral services for Mr. Raymond “Slick” Waiters Barcus of Darlington will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Center Baptist Church.
OBIT Raymond Barcus
Interment will follow in Hart Cemetery #2 directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., of Darlington.

Mr. Barcus was born on April 12, 1947 to the late Junius “Buster” Brown and Sarah Louise Waiters. He was joined in holy matrimony to his beautiful wife Rosa Mae Melton Waiters for 42 years.

He died on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Raymond was a dedicated construction worker for over 40 years, and was an excellent provider.

Survivors are: his wife, Rosa; five children: Christine (Doug) Williams, Raymond Waiters, Jr. (Tasha Washington), Jermaine (Kendra) Waiters, LaKeisha Waiters (Timothy Brayboy) and Victoria Myers; three sisters: Janine M. Cannon, Sadie B. Solomon and Carolyn B. Shaw (Lesby); seven brothers: Caleb Waiters (Lois), Bevern (Ernestine) Brown, Ocie (Parry) Brown, Buster, Jr. (Pearlie) Brown, Charlie (Jacqueline) Brown, Avern (Rosemary) Brown, and Quinttin Brown (Messerlina); one sister-in-law; seven aunts, two special- Elise Holmes and Thelma Perkins; one uncle; nine grandchildren, one special in which he reared as his own, Charmaine Waiters; two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 2065 South Center Road, Darlington.

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James Henry “Jimmy” Humphries, 67, of Darlington, S.C. died Sunday, February 8, 2015. Jimmy was born July 15, 1947 in Darlington, S.C. to Eva Mae Adams Humphries and the late David Melvin Humphries. He was retired from Darlington Veneer. Jimmy was a member of the Darlington Rescue Squad and an auxiliary police officer for the City of Darlington. He loved NASCAR Racing and was a huge Jeff Gordon fan. He also loved fishing, the beach, the mountains and listening to the Cedar Creek Quartet.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the funeral home.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his wife, Carol Frances Lambert Humphries, and his father.

Survivors include two children, Chris James (Kelly) Humphries and April Michelle (Stephen) Bailey; and two brothers, Tommy (Sandy) Humphries and Randy Humphries.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society – American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or www.cancer.org.

Liston L. Strickland

Liston L. Strickland, age 50, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015, after a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 14, at Flat Creek Pentecostal Church, with a visitation held one hour prior to the service. Pastor Lon Howle will be conducting the service, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Liston was born September 23, 1964. He was the son of Estelle Hunt Futrell, and late Willie Strickland. He worked as a contractor with Nucor Steel. He was an active member of Flat Creek Pentecostal Church, even after twenty-eight cancer treatments, he attended every Sunday. Mr. Strickland participated with a ministry at Morrell Nursing Home. He will always be remembered for his good sense of humor.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Dillon is his wife. Teresa Lloyd Strickland, of Darlington and a son. Adam L. Strickland, of the home; two brothers, James Oxendine and Boyd Turner; sisters: Bestelle (Charles) Tyler, Connie Futrell, Susan Futrell, Dessie (Bobby) Lewis, Sandra (Tommy) Ward, and Sarah Strickland, all of Dillon. Special people in his life were his mother-in-law, Eugenia Adair; sisters-in-law Debra Bellamy and Donna (Allen) Gainey; nephews Jamie (Candice) Hampton and Garrett Gainey; great niece and nephew, Caydence and Jordan Hampton; and a special pet dog, Scooby.

He was predeceased by his father, and a sister, Helen Cook.

Memorials may be made to Flat Creek Pentecostal Church, 1072 Harmony Hall Dr. Darlington, S.C. 29540.

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

Raymond Philip Pritchard, Sr.

Raymond Philip Pritchard, Sr., age 87, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015. A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Belk Funeral Home in Darlington. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15, at Concord Presbyterian Church in Sumter. Rev. Carroll Bazen will officiate.

Raymond was born September 9, 1927, to the late Thomas Prichard, and Ada Belle Mooneyhan Pritchard, in Sumter South Carolina. He was the manager of Goodwin Buick, VW, Honda in Sumter; he was known for his great sense of humor and created a website named “Raymond’s Funny Page”. He enjoyed fishing, and NASCAR. He was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death are his wife, Jean Player Pritchard; a son, Paul Douglas Webb; and a sister, Mary Hancock.

Survived are his children: Gwyn (Bobby) Norris of Darlington, Raymond Philip Pritchard, Jr. of Lugoff, Teri (Bruce) Levi of Norwood North Carolina, Tweety L. (Gene) Leonard of Lexington North Carolina, John Kevin (Ruth) Pritchard of Sumter, Phil (Karen) Webb of Sumter, and Ronald Webb of Charleston; two sisters, Evelyn (Charles) Faulk of Columbia and Wanda (Bruce) Brunson of Sumter; a brother, Tommy (Peggy) Pritchard of Leesville; a brother-in-law, Hank Hancock of Alabama; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

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

Jessie Tidwell

Jessica “Jessie” Lynn Tidwell, age 30, died February 11, 2015. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14th in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home.

Jessie was born September 12, 1984 in Darlington County; she was the daughter of Bill Tidwell and Darlene Tidwell. Jessie was a very loving and caring person with a soft spot in her heart for animals.

Surviving, along with her father and mother, are her daughter, whom she loved dearly, Audrey Tidwell; sisters Dana (Brett) Benton and Margo (Aaron Crawford) Tidwell; nephews Ascher Crawford and Rafe Benton; a niece, Sarah Gwen Benton; her step-mother, Marian Tidwell; and her boyfriend, Gerard Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Dolores Melton Iseman.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service on Saturday, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to The Life Church Post Office Box 4367, Florence, S.C. 29502 or Darlington County Humane Society Post Office Box 1655 Hartsville, S.C. 29551.

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

Judith Pauline Sexauer Russell

Judith Pauline Sexauer Russell, age 97, passed away peacefully at the McLeod Hospice House on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 after suffering a fall at her home in the Methodist Manor.

She was born April 5, 1917, in Pittsburgh, PA to Oscar and Paulina Hafer Sexauer. Judith was educated at the Scottland School for Soldiers Children and Orphans and was awarded the first full scholarship to college from that school. After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she worked at Stewart Elementary School in Lower Burrell, PA. She married the love of her life, Dr. Allen Russell, on her birthday, April 5, 1941. She enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling all over the world with her husband. They loved ballroom dancing, going on cruises and traveling with friends and family. Judith was an avid reader and always said that books could take you places that you could only dream of. She loved cats, and volunteered at the Hilton Head Animal Shelter and Volunteers In Medicine Clinic for many years. They moved to Hilton Head Island after retirement in 1984. Where they were very active in their church, Providence Presbyterian Church, where they were charter members. In November 2014, they moved to the Methodist Manor to be near their adopted daughter, Kay, and son-in love, Joe.

Preceded in death, in addition to her parents, are her brother Gus Sexauer; her sister Louise (Bill) Menzel; her in laws, Mary and Ted Blackburn, John and Jane Russell, and Web Creelman. Surviving, in addition to her husband, Dr. Allen Russell, is her daughter Kay, and her husband, Joe Norris of Darlington; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren, who affectionately call her Tutu; her nephew Tom ( Roe) Menzel; her nieces, Janet Morris and Deniece Menzel; her in-laws James and Betty Russell of Everett, PA, Annabelle and Eugene Thomas, of San Diego, California, and Beverly Creelman of Vermont; and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, S.C. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Providence Presbyterian Church, or the Hilton Head Humane Society, P.O. Box 21790, Hilton Head, S.C. 29925.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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