Week of January 6, 2016

Edward Muldrow

Funeral services for Mr. Edward Muldrow of Darlington were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Christ Temple Holiness Church in Darlington.

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Interment followed in Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington.

Mr. Muldrow was born July 24, 1954 in Florence, S.C. to the late Joe and Lillie Mack Muldrow. He entered into his final resting place on December 23, 2015.

He was a graduate of Mayo High School, Class of 1975. After graduation, he joined the United States Army. After faithfully serving his country, Edward received an honorable discharge. He worked over twenty years at Carolina Lunch in Darlington, S.C.

Edward was married to Deloris King Muldrow. To this union three children were born.

Survivors are: three daughters; Leatisha Muldrow, Malissa (Ellison) Hudson and Kimberly Muldrow; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; his siblings: Mae Francis (Steven) Sabb, William Franklin (Gloria) Mack, Lillie Juanita Muldrow, Benjamin James (Kathy) Muldrow, and Robert Levern (Gloria) Muldrow; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of his sister, Juanita Muldrow, 1908 McNeil Drive, Florence.

Samuel Jordan

Funeral services for Mr. Samuel Jordan of Darlington were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Timmonsville.

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Interment followed in the church cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington.

Mr. Jordan, son of the late Robert and Sylvia Backus Jordan, was born March 25, 1935 in Darlington County.

He died on Thursday, December 24, 2015.

Survivors are: two daughters, Sandra (Sylvester) Jordan and Dorothy (Joseph) Gainey; four granddaughters; one grandson; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Sarah Smith; a host of other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence 1512 South Center Road, Darlington.

Bobby Almond Cooke

Bobby Almond Cooke, age 83, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Funeral services were held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 3rd in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service with military honors at Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Born May 25, 1932, Bobby was the son of the late Dorothy Riles and the late Marvin Cooke. He retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. National Guard, and then retired from Dixie Cup after 41 years. Bobby also worked part-time on the police department for 18 years; served as a deputy U.S. Marshal for three years; served as a city councilman; and served for 50 years as a Mason. He was also a member of Epworth United Methodist Church for 80 years, and attended Lake Swamp Baptist Church.

Surviving are his son, Michael (Dawn) Cooke, and his daughter, Cheryl (David) Jernigan, both of Darlington; his grandchildren, Jennifer and John Weatherford, Spring (Wade) Richardson, Amy (Charles) Veronesi, Jason (Amy) Cooke, Chris (Sheriko) Jernigan, Andrew (Tiffany) Cooke, Kasey (Trey) Tomlinson, and Kaylan Cooke, and ten great-grandchildren.

Bobby was predeceased by his wife, Jewel O’Neal Cooke, and his son, Marvin David Cooke.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Agape Hospice for their care and service for Bobby.

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 113 N. 5th St. Hartsville, SC 29550.

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

Robbie G. Purvis

Robbie G. Purvis, age 55, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Funeral service were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2nd at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, directed by Belk Funeral Home, followed by burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Born June 2, 1960 in Chesterfield County, Robbie is the son of the late Jake Purvis, and the late Mary Johnson Purvis. He worked as a welder and a construction worker. He also enjoyed NASCAR, and spending time with his son.

Surviving are his son, Michael Purvis of Society Hill; his siblings, Bobby (Carol) Purvis, Joel (Judy) Purvis, Patricia (Eddie) Coleman, Bogan (Francis) Parker, Virginia (Johnny) Hicks, and many nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 1st at Belk Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Virginia Hicks, 7292 Hwy 52S, in Society Hill.

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

Frank Harold Strickland

Harold Strickland, 84, of Darlington died December 31, 2015.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Church of God officiated by Pastor Kendall Williams and Pastor Dave Stephenson. Interment followed at Grove Hill Cemetery, with full military honors, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

Mr. Strickland was born in Florence County on March 21, 1931. He was the son of the late Gene and Ethel Graham Strickland. He was a longtime member of the First Church of God in Darlington. He was active in Saints Alive at church, having served as a cook for many years for the group. He retired from Dixie Cup and the Army National Guard. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed sports and was a member of the American Legion team of 1948; this team was one game away from playing in the American Legion Baseball World Series. He later officiated high school basketball. Mr. Strickland was a great cook and was known for his chicken bog. He cooked many pots of chicken bog over the years to benefit many local charities.

Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Segars and Sharon Britton and husband Davy both of Darlington; two grandsons, Bill Britton and Hunter Britton both of Darlington; two sisters, Elsie Johnson of Newport News, VA and Vendetta Chapman of Darlington; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of “adopted” children.

He was predeceased by his wife, Vivian Anderson Strickland; and his sister Annie Bell Stokes
Those serving as Active Pallbearers were Johnny Odom, Randy Tyner, Spence Tyner, Sid Tyner, Brian Anderson, and Dave Smith. Honorary Pallbearers were Benny Anderson, Scott Clark, Orville Anderson, Tony Anderson, Ray Strickland, Lee Richardson, Henry Bailey, Bobby Tucker, and Ken Weatherford.

The family received friends Sunday evening at the funeral home and at all other times at the family home.

Memorials are suggested to Saints Alive, C/O The First Church of God, 620 N. Main St., Darlington, SC 29532.

James Lyde “Jimmy” Lewis

James Lyde “Jimmy” Lewis, 74, of Darlington died on Thursday, December 31, 2015.

A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at High Hill Baptist Church, directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. The family received friends Tuesday afternoon, January 5 at the church and other times at the home of Tommy and Karen Lewis, 2205 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington.

Jimmy was born in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Lyde Wiley and Geraldine Humphries Lewis. Jimmy was a member of High Hill Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and fellowshipping with his friends at Burger King and ISI on Black Creek.

Surviving are his daughter, Elaine Lewis Cooke of Darlington; his brothers, Thomas “Tommy” Gerald Lewis, Sr. and wife, Karen of Darlington, and Wallace “Rudy” Rufus Lewis and wife, Donna of Evergreen; his sister, Sandra Knotts and husband, Robert of Darlington; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Memorials may be made to High Hill Baptist Church, C/O Tommy Lewis, 2205 Timmonsville Highway, Darlington, SC 29532.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Author: Duane Childers

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