Week of February 24, 2016

Danny Bailey

Daniel “Danny” H. Bailey, husband of Edie Pipkin Bailey, age 57 passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016. Funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18th at Florence National Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Danny Harvey Bailey was born July 8, 1958 to the late Mary Sims and Ralph H. Bailey. He served the U.S. Navy for ten years as a welder, Nucor from 1987 to 2001, and he was a member of the South Carolina Army National Guard from 1999 to his Retirement in 2015. Danny was a member of Company C, 163rd Support Battalion in Darlington, S.C. from 1999 until his transfer in 2001 to the 1-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion organizational structure located at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, S.C. While assigned to Army Aviation, SSG Bailey served as an Armament/Electrical/Avionic System Repairer Technical Inspector; he supported Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 from 2003-2005, and Operation New Dawn from 2011-2012. Danny also served as a Federal Technician within Army Aviation Support Facility 1, and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Edie Pipkin Bailey of Darlington; his daughter, Jessica Nicole Bailey (David) Borgmeyer of Houston, TX, and his step-daughter, Jessica (Chase Menasco) Gulledge, both of Darlington; his daughter-in-law, Meredith Bailey of Florence; his brother, Stan (Angela) Bailey of Darlington; his grandchildren, Adalynn and Harper Bailey, Kody Gulledge, and Kassidy Menasco, two nephews, three great nephews and two great nieces.

He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel H. Bailey; and a niece, Alicia Bailey Burbage.
The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17th at Belk Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or to the USO at www.uso.org.

David Floyd Blackwell

David Floyd Blackwell, age 51, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016. Graveside service was held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17th at Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.
Born July 31, 1964, David is the son of Valerie Strickland Middleton, and the late Purvis “Pete” L. Blackwell. He worked for Dixie Cup, and then for International Paper Corp. in Bennettsville. David enjoyed watching NASCAR, was a fan of the Carolina Gamecocks, and enjoyed fishing on the Pee Dee River. David was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his mother, Valerie Strickland (Mel) Middleton of Florence; his son, Travis Lee Blackwell, and his daughter, Haylie Alexis Blackwell; his brother, Eugene “Man” (Donna) Floyd; his sisters, Teresa Floyd Dickerson, who was also a special caregiver for David, and Tina (Timmy) Gainey; the mother of his children, Stacy Blackwell; a special nephew, C.J. Floyd, whom was also a special caregiver, all of Darlington; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great nephews.

The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16th at Belk Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Teresa Dickerson, 213 Athol St. Darlington, S.C. 29532.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Mildred “Millie” Chappell Miller

Mildred “Millie” Chappell Miller, age 72 passed away Friday, February 19, 2016. Graveside funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 22, at Dovesville Church of God Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born May 25, 1943, Millie was the daughter of the late Lessie Cagle and Martin Chappell. She was married to the late Bobby Miller. Mrs. Miller worked at Nytronics, and then managed Burger King. She attended Dovesville Church of God, but after her son Marty’s accident she devoted many hours to his care.

Surviving are her sons, Jammy and her special daughter-in-law Carol Miller, and Marty Miller; her grandson, Bryan Miller and two great-grandchildren; her sisters, Betty Sue (Steve) Farmer, Jennie (Gerald) Ray, and Brenda (Randy) Herron, all of Darlington; her brothers, Ernest Chappell and Jimmy Chappell, also of Darlington; her great friend and cousin, Winthrop Boone; and special nephew, Ernest John Chappell, Jr.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Pearline Chappell, and her brother, John R. Chappell.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Belk Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Darlington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1655, Hartsville, S.C. 29551.

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

Ruby Collins Parrish

Ruby Jean Oliver Parrish, formerly of Florence, S.C. passed away peacefully at the home of her daughters, February 3, 2016 of natural causes. Ruby was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home, Darlington, S.C. on February 27, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Ruby was born December 20, 1932 in Florence County, daughter of the late Reverend Henry and Cleo Oliver. She lived most of her life in Florence, and was married to the late Marion Edward “Ed” Collins, and then to the late Alan “Al” Parrish. She was a former member of Greenwood Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughters: Cynthia Jean “Cindy” Collins, and Dee Terry-Mize of Apopka, FL; daughter-in-law, Paulette Griffin of Florence, S.C.; grandson, Marion Edward “Traye” Collins, III of Charleston, S.C.; granddaughters, Brandi Collins King and husband, Brandon King of White Lake, N.C., and Lauren Mize-Griffin of Apopka, FL; five great-grandchildren: Colin and Taylor King, Elin and Ava Collins, and Noah Griffin; brother, Jody (Janet) Oliver of Florence, S.C.; sisters Lillian Tedder of Sardis, S.C., and Frankie Belk Harrison of Darlington, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Ruby was also preceded in death by her son, Marion Edward “Eddie” Collins; sisters: Effie Flowers, Doris Gable, and Dean Myers; and brothers: Foster Oliver, Ivey Oliver, Henry V. Oliver, and William “Billy” Oliver.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Ruby Parrish to the Hospice of the Comforter, 480 Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32714
An online guestbook is available at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Author: Jana Pye

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