Week of July 22, 2015

Albert Robinson

Funeral services for Mr. Albert Robinson Jr. of Darlington were conducted at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington.

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

OBIT Albert Robinson, Jr.#2

Mr. Albert Robinson, Jr., was born in Darlington County of June 5, 1945, a son of the late Albert and Rosa Lee Kelly Robinson. He quietly entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 13, 2015.
Albert graduated from Mayo High School in 1964. He retired from Dixie Products after 18 years.

Albert was united in holy matrimony to the late Lela Lunn Robinson. This union was blessed with three children.

Mr. Robinson confessed Christ at an early age, joined and was baptized at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington, S.C., where he was a faithful member until his passing. He was also a member of the Pleasant Grove Chapter #339 Order of the Eastern Star for 26 years, and Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge #157 for over 26 years.

Survivors are include: three lovable children, Darren Robinson, Carol Lynn (Tony) Brown, and Bree Uza Robinson; a child he reared as his own, Brandi (Robert) Lunn Beavers: two grandsons, Darius Robinson, and Robert Beavers Jr., three granddaughters, Devin Beavers, Reagan Beavers, and Blaire Alstyn Brown; eight siblings: Mary (James) Gregg, Shirley (Cleveland) McLeod, Martha Robinson, Hezekiah (Suedell) Robinson, Sarah (Robert) Campbell, Rosa (the late Ronnie) McLeod, Lurelia (Ronnie) Ridges, and Ulysses (Mildred) Brockington; sisters and brother –in-laws: Magalene Lunn, Eva Mae O‘Neal, Mildred Meadows, Margaret (Mildred) Sawyer, Vera Richardson, Roeethyll Lunn, Betty L. Goodson, and Rev. Sylvester (Saundra) Lunn; a special friend, Terry Bess; an aunt, Lizzie Kelly; nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Pleasant Grove O.E.S. #339 and Masonic Lodge # 157 performed rites prior to his funeral in the funeral home chapel.

The family is receiving friends other times at the residence, 324 Allen Street, Darlington.

Eugene M. “Gene” Harrison, Sr.

Eugene M. “Gene” Harrison, Sr., 83, of Darlington passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the Hospice House with his wife, and children at his side.

Gene was born in Plant City, Florida. He was the son of the late Newsome Hoyt, Jr. and Annie Mabel Jones. Gene was a lay minister for 51 years serving at the county jail, The Palmer Pre Release Center, and with the Palmetto Center. He was the past president of the full Gospel Business International and a Deacon his home church, First Baptist Church of Darlington. Gene loved the Lord and loved serving him, which was his greatest joy.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Harrison of Darlington; his children, Robin Harrison Webb and husband, C. Marshall of Darlington, and Eugene Myers Harrison, Jr., and wife, Bridget of Darlington; his grandchildren, Amy Webb Reynolds, Jennifer Webb Hicks, Marshall Scott Webb, Nicole Harrison, Tabitha Harrison, and Amber Harrison; his great grandchildren, Victoria Hicks, Alexandria Hicks, Taylor Reynolds, Paige Reynolds, Harrison Reynolds, Grayson Webb, and Kristopher Webb.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in First Baptist Church in Darlington directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home, 117 Florida Drive, Darlington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Jessie Hancock

Jessie Lee McManus Hancock ,age 90, widow of Henry Hancock, died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the McLeod Hospice House. A funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 at Lamar First Baptist Church, with burial following in Zion Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born October 2, 1924 in Kershaw County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Marion McManus, Sr and the late Maggie Windham McManus. She was a devoted housewife who had a strong love for children, her family, and for her Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a member of Lamar First Baptist Church, and had taught 4-5 year-old Sunday School Class for 70 years.

She is survived by her son, Rev. Charles Gene (Gail) Hancock of Bishopville, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and a sister, Lettie D. Freeman of Florence.

She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Earl Hancock; sisters, Esther Windham, and Mary Meggs; and her brother, Tom McManus.

The family expresses their gratitude to special family caregivers, Jane Weaver and Alice McManus, for their love and care for Jessie.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at Belk Funeral Home in Lamar.

Memorials may be made to Lamar First Baptist Church, PO Box 431, Lamar, S.C. 29060 or McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29501-0551 www.mcleodfoundation.org.

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

Leigh Forrest Davis

Leigh Forrest Davis, 47, of Murrells Inlet died July 3, 2015 at Waccamaw Community Hospital. She was born June 13, 1968 in Darlington, S.C. She had a great love and passion for her children. She loved the lake, relaxing in her hammock, and a passion for computers, and was a true Parrot Head.

She is survived by her husband, Mike Davis; her children, Bryant Michael Davis, Adam Charles Davis, and Julia Leigh Davis, all of the home; brother, Will Forrest and wife Karen of Mt. Pleasant; step-daughter, Wendy Michelle Davis Hansmeyer of Pawleys Island; and her parents, Rhodes and Julia Forrest of Murrells Inlet.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Burroughs Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, SC Chapter, 1039 44th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Condolences and additional information may be found at: www.burroughsfh.com, 843-651-1440.

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet was in charge of arrangements.

Deena Lee Spell

Deena Lee Spell, age 60, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. Funeral Service was held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19th in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home followed by burial at Grove Hill Cemetery.

Ms. Spell was born January 16, 1955. She’s the daughter of the late Robert E. “R.E.” Lee and Peggy Blackmon McKenzie. Deena was a devoted mother who loved her family, and also had a love for animals.

Deena is survived by her son, Richard “Ricky” Allen Spell and his fiancée Angela of Darlington; her daughter, Jennifer Smith of Darlington; four grandchildren, Richard “Garrett” Spell, Sydney Grace Spell, John Robert “Robbie” Spell, Jr., and Kassidy Elayne Smith; her brothers, Terry Lee and Bobby Lee; and her sister, Toni Suggs, all of Darlington.

She was preceded in death by her son, John Robert “Robbie” Spell, Sr.; and her companion and best friend of 30 years, Phil Johnson.

Flowers are preferred, but memorials can also be made to Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, P.O. Box 503
Darlington, S.C. 29540.

The family received friends from 4:00 – 6:00 pm Saturday, July 18th at Belk Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Jennifer Smith, 207 S. Warley Street, Darlington.

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

Frances “Frankie” White Odom

Frances “Frankie” White Odom, age 73, passed away in her home Friday, July 17, 2015. Funeral service was held 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 20th at Black Creek Baptist Church, followed by burial at Black Creek Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Frankie was born February 4, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Paul Hudson White and Ruby White. Mrs. Odom loved to read the Bible, loved her family, and enjoyed having them all together. She also enjoyed doing crafts, and making necklaces with her grandchildren. Frankie loved her grandchildren very much.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Barney William Odom of Dovesville; her sons, Randy (Angela) Odom, Wayne Hudson Odom, David Ray (Trini) Odom, and Barney (Dawn) Odom, Jr., all of the Dovesville Community; her grandchildren, Chelsea Odom, Brooke Odom, Jordan Odom, and Logan Odom; her sisters, Barbara “Bobby” Boyce, Patricia Craft, Miriam Warren of Darlington, and Ellen (Thomas) Lloyd of Darlington.

Mrs. Odom is preceded in death by a grandson, Trampus Odom; and her brothers, Paul “Sonny” White, and Johnny White.

The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19th at Belk Funeral Home.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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