Week of July 15, 2015

Louise Fleming Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Fleming Brown of Darlington, better known as “Biggie,” was conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Saint James United Methodist Church in Darlington.

OBIT Louise Brown

Interment was held 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 in Florence National Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Mrs. Brown was born in Darlington County on February 28, 1934, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Alien Fleming. She entered into eternal rest on Sunday July 5, 2015 in a Florence hospital.

On September 23, 1953, Louise was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Hansel Brown Sr. Within this union they were blessed with five beautiful children.
She received her education within the Darlington public school system. Louise was a valuable and loyal worker, and retired from Oakhaven Nursing Home.

Survivors include: her children, Hansel (Magaline) Brown Jr., Mary Louise Ridges, Harold Samuel Brown, Veronica Deloris (Calvin) Zimmerman and Elroy Bernard Brown; three sisters, Mary Robinson, Carolyn (Alphonso) Washington, and Marie (Cleveland) Josey; two brothers, Douglas Fleming, and Hazel Fleming; 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of one of her daughters, Mary Ridges, 620 Commanchee Street, Hartsville.

Deborah Mims Stokes

Deborah Mims Stokes, age 66, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015. Graveside service were held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Darlington Memory Gardens.

Deborah was born April 13, 1949, the daughter of the late Maxie Leo and Helen Stewart Mims. She worked as a secretary for the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Mrs. Stokes is survived by her two sons, Kip Stokes of Darlington, and Kyle (Tristen) Stokes of Aiken; three grandchildren, Cassidy Stokes, Cecilia ‘CiCi’ Stokes, and Violet Stokes; her brothers, Larry Mims, and Barry Mims, both of Darlington; her sister, Melissa (Bob) Ballard of Columbia; and the father of her children, Dennis Stokes of Darlington.

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

Williestine McClain

Mrs. Williestine McClain, 76, of 416 Adams Mill Road, Mauldin, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at home. Born in Darlington, S.C., she was the daughter of the late William and Bobbie Mae Lide Johnson.

Surviving are her daughters, Rosemarie (Archie) Wallace of Greenville, Shelly (Chico) McClain of Greenville, and Bernice (Rev. Troy) Harrison of the home; sons, Isaiah McClain, Jr. of Kinston, N.C. and David (Lee Ann) McClain of Paterson, NJ; twenty-three grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was held Saturday, July 11, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at Israel Metropolitan CME Church, followed by burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Deitrich M. Jordan

Funeral services for Lt. Col. Deitrich M. Jordan of Darlington was conducted at12:00 o’clock noon Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington with full military honors.

Interment followed in Florence National Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Deitrich Mendell Jordan was born October 1, 1973 in Darlington, SC to the late Mr. Nathaniel (Bill) Jordan and Mrs. Mary Sims Jordan. He died on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in a Florence hospital.

Deitrich received his formal education in the Darlington County Public School System where he graduated from Mayo High School in 1991. He continued his education at South Carolina State College and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

He was a member of Simon Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Fayetteville, N.C.

Lieutenant Colonel Deitrich Jordan began his Army career in August of 1992. During his career in the United States Army he received numerous awards and decorations.

Survivors include: his mother, Mary S. Jordan; grandmother, Hattie Richardson (Samuel); a son, Rakeem Brown; sisters, Mrs. Keon (Brad) Aldrich and Ms. Avis Goodson-Ponder; a brother, Kendrick Phillips; best friend/brother Mr. Mark Coe; uncles, Mr. Ronnie (Gloria) Jordan and Mr. Randy Jordan; aunts, Ms. Shirley Sims, Ms. Katherine Jordan, Ms. Virnell Jordan and Ms. Robin Jordan; special niece, Kamryn Aldrich; special nephew, Brayson Aldrich; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. performed final rites in the funeral home chapel. The family is receiving friends other times at the residence of his sister, Keon Aldrich, 2519 King Drive, Darlington.

Margaret Eliose Ford Ludlam

Margaret Eliose Ford Ludlam, age 83, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at McLeod Hospital. Funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015 in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home, followed by burial at Grove Hill Cemetery.

Margaret was born July 31, 1931. She is the daughter of the late John Admiral and Madge Campbell Ford. Mrs. Ludlam was a member of High Hill Baptist Church. She loved to knit, crochet, listening to preaching and gospel music, working in her yard, and working on her flowers.

She is survived by her son, Joel (Marian) Ludlam, of Darlington; her grandson, Ricky Ludlam; and her sisters, Bobbie Clark of Marion, and Saundra Lee Mears of Fair Bluff.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Ludlam; and her siblings, Virginia Shealley, Marion Ford, Gus Ford, and Winnie Ford.

The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 12th at Belk Funeral Home.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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