Week of Jan. 21, 2015

Cleo Nolan Nesbitt

Cleo Nolan Nesbitt, age 73, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Conway Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17 in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home with burial following in Florence Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

OBIT Cleo Nesbitt

Born, January 4, 1942, Mrs. Nesbitt was the daughter of the late Albert Nolan and Mary Lou Erwin Jarrell. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crochet, ceramics, gardening and fishing. She was a member of Beach Family Worship Center.

Surviving are her children: Gilbert (Kim) Jarrell of Darlington, Donna (Rocky) Lane of Dillon, Susan (Dennis) Gibbs of Myrtle Beach, Terry (Bill) Payne of Flynn, TX and Chad (Sara) Nesbitt of Conway; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Scaff of Georgia; a brother, James (Joan) Nolan of Tennessee; sister-in-laws, Gladys Misner, and Norma Nesbitt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry F. Nesbitt, Sr.; son, Jerry F. Nesbitt, Jr.; daughter, Tina Rodriguez; and granddaughter, Tiffany Payne.

Memorials are suggested to Little Lamb Church, 2280 Little Lamb Road, Conway, SC 29527.

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

Deborah DuBose Law

Deborah DuBose Law, 75, of Fairfax, VA went to join her Lord and Savior on January 10, 2015 after a long and difficult struggle with ovarian cancer. Her love for Jesus Christ sustained her during her illness.

OBIT Deborah Law

Deborah was born on January 24, 1939 to the late William and Isabel DuBose in Darlington County, S.C. She graduated from St. Johns High School in 1956 and Columbia College in 1960 with an AB degree in library science. Deborah was a military spouse and was the family’s “wagon master” in making all the preparations for their 19 moves over her husband’s 30-year military career. They lived overseas as an Air Force family in Turkey, Iran, Germany, and had multiple assignments in the United States. Deborah was a Red Cross volunteer and retired in 2005 with 25 years of service. She subscribed to the News and Press for over 45 years regardless of where the family was living to keep connected to her roots.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Dick; son, Richard (Noriko); daughter, Megan (Steve); three grandchildren that she adored and frequently spoiled; and brother, Bill (Sarah) DuBose of Darlington.

A memorial service will be held at Truro Anglican Church, Fairfax City, VA on January 24th at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the church.

Sonia M. Coe

Funeral services for Mrs. Sonia M. Coe of Darlington will be conducted 12:00 o’ clock noon Monday, January 19, 2015 at Lawson Grove Baptist Church in Hartsville.
Interment will follow in the Peters Family Memorial Gardens directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington.

OBIT Sonia M. Coe 1

Mrs. Coe was born March 26, 1951 to the late Ansonia and Yolanda Johnakin, Sr. in Manhattan, NY. She entered the final resting place on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

She received her education in a private Catholic school in Manhattan, N.Y.
She joined Lawson Grove Baptist Church where she was a faithful member. Sonia was employed by Jebaily Law Firm as a legal assistant for over forty-two years. She was the president of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 210.

Survivors are: her devoted and loving husband, Sammie Coe, Jr.; her children, Samantha (Theo) Willard, Sabrina (Roy) Whitt, Monica (Larry) Lyde, Jeremy (Erica) Coe and Jonathan (Meltrece) Coe; 7 grandchildren; siblings, Ansonia (Betty) Johnakin and Leslie (Pepper) Reynolds, sisters-in-law, Florrie Coe, Wilhelmina Mack and Annie Ruth Coe; brothers-in-law, Henry Coe and Major Byrd; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, and at other times the residence, 622 West McIver Road, Darlington.

Betty Broach Taylor

Betty Broach Taylor, 79, of Darlington died on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Regency Hospital in Florence after an illness.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Darlington Memory Gardens, directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and other times at the home, 110 Cotton Street, Darlington.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Darlington County. She was the daughter of the late Marion Liston Broach, Sr. and Myrtle Mae Dutton Broach. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church. She loved bird watching, listening to gospel music, and spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are her children, Roger Taylor of Darlington, Randy Taylor of Hartsville, and Robin Mixon, and husband Mike, of Darlington; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Broach, and wife Pam, of Michigan; cousins, Mazie B. Spell of Darlington, and Hazel B. Cline of Rockingham; and special family friend, Paul Dudley of Darlington.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Leroy Taylor; brothers, Marion Liston Broach, Jr., Paul Broach, Jack Broach, and Arthur Broach; sisters, Mary Ellen Norwood, Jeanette Funderburke, Doris Burbage, and Ruth Sandifer.

Sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Addie Griggs Priest

Addie Griggs Priest, age 76, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. A visitation will be held from 5-7pm Friday, January 16. Funeral Service will be 11am Saturday, January 17, in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Charles Hancock.

Addie was born January 8, 1939 to the late Hubert Lee, and Hanna Haney Griggs. She retired from James River, and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church.

Preceded in death are her husband Leonard Priest, her son Ronnie Priest, and a daughter Sharon Melton.

Addie Griggs Priest, age 76, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. A visitation will be held from 5-7pm Friday, January 16. Funeral Service will be 11am Saturday, January 17, in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Charles Hancock.

Survived are her children Martin and Liz Priest of Pineville Louisiana, Bruce Priest of Darlington, Debbie Priest also of Darlington, her grandchildren, Katie Priest and Jacob Priest of Pineville Louisiana, Cody Priest, Samantha Priest, Chris Melton, Jeff Melton all of Darlington, Anthony Priest of Florence and Dodie Bright of Sumter; great-grandchildren: Zoie Suggs of Darlington, Ashley Cameron, Ty Cameron of Sumter and Caleb Gregory of Cheraw; her sisters Joyce (Billy) Gainey of Hartsville, Gail (Henry) Dalrymple of Hartsville, Charlotte (Leo) Outlaw of Hartsville, Janice Bowen of Hartsville, Shirley Brown of Hartsville, her brother Leon (Shirley)Griggs of Darlington, daughter-in-law, Martha Priest of Hartsville and a host of nieces and nephews.

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

Daisey Logan Weatherford

Daisey Logan Weatherford, age 78, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015. A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 14 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Belk Funeral Home in Darlington. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 15 at Mechanicsville Baptist Church. Pastor Frankie Tanner will officiate.

Daisey was born May 26, 1936 to the late Charles Logan, and Louise Chavis Logan Tolson, in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Before her illness, she was the owner and operator of D.W. Grocery Store in Mechanicville, and was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

Preceded in death are her husband Willie J. Weatherford, Sr.; a son Michael Weatherford; and two brothers John Henry Harrington, and Donald Logan.
Surviving are her sons, Willie J. (Jenny) Weatherford, Jr. of Columbia, and Pastor Billy J. (Linda) Weatherford of Darlington; two brothers, Raleigh (Debra) Harrington, and Steve (Shanon) Harrington, both of Darlington; three sisters, Mary Williams of Darlington, Inez Powell, and Bessie Mullen, both of Jacksonville, Florida.

Memorials may be made to Mechanicsville Church Foreign Missions 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington, SC 29532, or to McLeod Hospice 1203 East Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506.

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

Scotty Dean Brown

Scotty Dean Brown, age 43, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015. Funeral Service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 16 at the chapel at Belk Funeral Home in Darlington, officiated by Pastor Charles Grooms. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Scotty was born June 6, 1971. He’s the son of Sandra “Sandy” Windham B. Humphries, and the late Herbert Brown. Scotty loved to watch NASCAR, and enjoyed driving trucks. He was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his son, Kenneth Brown of Darlington; a stepfather, Tommy Humphries of Darlington; a sister, Lynn (Mark) Turner of Darlington; two nieces, Ashley Turner and Whittney Turner; and his companion, Yvette Schenderline.

A guest book is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Sylvia Carraway Odom

Sylvia Carraway Odom, 77, of Darlington, SC died Tuesday, January 13, 2015. She was born August 30, 1937 in Florence, SC to the late A.Q. and Margaret Oliver Carraway. Sylvia was a member of Philadelphia Southern Methodist Church. Sylvia enjoyed gardening, ceramics and collecting dolls. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed baking.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Darlington Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband, Robert A. Odom of Darlington; three children, Robert A. Odom, Jr. of Pearland, TX, Donna (Jim) Fedorchuk of Florence and Susan Ard of Darlington; two brothers, Tommy (Diane) Carraway of Columbia and Arnold (Rae) Carraway of Darlington; three sisters, Lillie Mae Caulder of Jacksonville, FL, Gayle (Mike) Atkinson of Darlington and Sherrill (Chris) Neilson of Florence; and three grandchildren, Devin Fedorchuk, Caleb Ard and Abigail Ard.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation – 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

An online condolence page is available at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Thomas (Tom) Ray Davis

Thomas (Tom) Ray Davis, age 88, died Monday, January 12, at Morningside in Hartsville, South Carolina. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 14 at Darlington Presbyterian Church with burial at Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family welcomes friends at 321 Lyndale Drive, Hartsville, South Carolina, the home of Mr. Davis’ daughter, Vicki Davis Eaddy.

Mr. Davis was born December 15, 1926, in Goldsboro, North Carolina, son of Marvin Edward and Esther Rose Davis. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bruce Edward Davis and Gordon Leander Davis, and one sister, Ruby Rose Davis.

Mr. Davis graduated from Goldsboro High School, where he was a star athlete lettering in baseball, football, basketball, and track. He attended North Carolina State University and played on the Wolfpack football team.

Mr. Davis began his career in sales at Leader Brothers Department Store in Goldsboro, North Carolina, became manager of Collins Department Stores in Williamston and Greenville, North Carolina, and Lake City, South Carolina. He retired as a buyer for BC Moore and Sons after more than twenty-five years of employment.
Mr. Davis was a longtime member of Darlington Presbyterian Church, serving as Deacon and Elder. He was a past member of Kiwanis Club and enjoyed watching and participating in sports.

Mr. Davis was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Janie Pringle Davis, of forty-four years. Surviving are daughters Vicki Davis (Andy) Eaddy and Terri Davis (Larry) Atkins; four grandchildren Scott (Donna) Eaddy, Michelle Eaddy (Michael) Hood, Adam (Rachel) Simpkins, and Somer Simpkins (Miles) Herleikson; and seven great-grandchildren: McLain and Maura Hood, Harlan and Grant Eaddy, Skylar Herleikson, and Sam and Sophie Simpkins.
Memorials may be to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Carolina Kids.

Special thanks to the devoted caregivers at Morningside, McLeod Hospice, and Presbyterian Home.

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

Virginia Flowers Howle

Virginia Flowers Howle, 83, of Hartsville died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in Swift Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home and officiated by the Reverend David Deming.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the funeral home and other times at the home of Toye and Yvonne Howle, 1037 Hillcrest Road, Hartsville.

Mrs. Howle was born in Darlington County. She was the daughter of the late William Harvey and Myrtle Stokes Flowers. Mrs. Howle was a member of Swift Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Howle worked for many years at Southern Oil Mill in Darlington. After retirement she became a sitter for several Darlington residents. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Surviving are her son, Toye Howle and wife, Yvonne of Hartsville; her grandchildren, Sara Howle, Malorie Howle, Clay Suggs and wife, Jennifer, Lee Carter and wife, Heidi and Leisha Carter; her great grandchildren, Logan and Ladson Carter and Quinton and Tyler Suggs, and her sister, Linda Jolly and husband, Bobby, of Hartsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Howle; her son, Timmy Howle; her daughters, Martha Howle Courtney, and Barbara Suggs; and by her brother, Philip Flowers.

The family would like to thank the staff of Morrell Nursing Center in Hartsville and a special caregiver, Robin Watkins for the wonderful care given to Mrs. Howle.

Sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Jessie Mae Jacobs Mason

Jessie Mae Jacobs Mason, widow of the late George Mason, was a daughter of the late McKinley and Pearl Jacobs. She was born in Darlington, and passed on January 13, 2015.

Jessie Mae was educated in Darlington County Schools, worked in the culinary arts and lived in Baltimore, MD most of her life.

She is survived by two daughters, Jessie Wright and Ernestine (Ernest) Dubose of Darlington; two sons, Apell (Teresa) Alexander of Lamar and Quincy (Marilyn) Alexander of Hackensack, N.J.; six sisters, Mae Frances (Elijah) Robinson, Catherine Jordan, Leila Jacobs, Janet McFadden, and Dorothy (Randy) Taylor, all of Darlington, and Doris Alexander of Baltimore, MD; brother-in-law, Celister Mack of Hampton, VA; sisters-in-law, Annie Ruth Lesane of VA, and Beatrice Jacobs of Philadelphia, PA; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18th in the chapel of Boatwright’s Chapel on Main, with burial to follow in Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Jefferson Funeral Home Service, Inc. of Lynchburg.

Author: Duane Childers

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