Week of July 29, 2015

Harold White Timmons

Harold White Timmons, 83, of Darlington died Sunday, July 19, 2015.

OBIT Harold Timmons

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Temple Freewill Baptist Church officiated by Reverend Don Squires. Burial followed at Darlington Memory Gardens directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the funeral home.

Mr. Timmons was born in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Wally Clarence and Louise White Timmons. He graduated from St. Johns High School, where he was played football for the St. Johns Blue Devils.

Mr. Timmons began his business career as the owner of the former Timmons Grocery, which was located just off the square in what was known as the “Backlot”. He later became a partner in Timmons and White Insurance Company and Real Estate where he worked for the remainder of his life. Mr. Timmons served in the National Guard. He attended Temple Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of the adult Sunday school class.

Survivors include his loving companion, Ann Harrison; four sons, Bobby Timmons, Randy Timmons, Leslie Timmons and wife Pat, and Dennis Timmons and wife Sandra; his brother, Charles Timmons; eight grandchildren: Julia Timmons, Joey Timmons, Chase Timmons, Ashley Timmons, Dillon Timmons, Houston Timmons and wife Taylor, Chappel Timmons, and Jessica Roberts; three great-grandchildren, Jaxton Hodge, Conner Kitchens, and Draven Beau. Others include his close friends Brad O’Neal and Jimmy O’Neal, and his riding buddies and close friends, Otis Collins, Charles Timmons, and Charles Dickerson.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Clarence Timmons and Monroe Timmons; and his sisters, Vivian Liddleton, Dot Robinson, and Pearl Hunt.

Pallbearers include Chase Timmons, Dillon Timmons, Houston Timmons, Joey Timmons, Brad O’Neal, and Jimmy O’Neal. Honorary pallbearers include the members of the adult Sunday school class of Temple Freewill Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to Temple Freewill Baptist Church, 1660 N. Governor Williams Highway, Darlington, S.C. 29532.

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

Thomas R. ‘Tommy’ Taylor

Thomas R. ‘Tommy’ Taylor 78, of Darlington, died on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at his residence. A funeral service was held 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 27th in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home followed by interment in Grove Hill Cemetery.

OBIT Thomas Taylor

Tommy was born in Darlington County. He was the son of the late Redden ‘R.D’ and Marie Windham Taylor. Mr. Taylor proudly served his country in the United States Navy and retired after 20 years of service. He was owner and operator of Tommy’s Grocery. Tommy was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Eloise D. Taylor; his children, Tammy Taylor (Mark) Raden of Seattle, Washington, Lorrie Ann James of California, Kim (Mike) Holton of California, Thomas Edward (Linda) Taylor of California; his grandchildren, Christian Taylor, Katie Roth, Jake Holton, Stevie Holton, Jeffery Whisler, Jenna Raden; two great grandchildren, his brothers, Billy (Linda) Taylor, Jack (Rudell) Woodham, Freddie (Pat) Woodham; his sister, Jill Norwood, many nieces and nephews and his canine companion, ‘Buddy’.

He was preceded in death by seven sisters, Rose Mary Taylor, Bertie Mae Taylor, Thea Wilkes, Marie Davis, Louise Hodges, Helen McKain, Amy Hawkins; and four brothers, Woodrow Taylor, Buddy Taylor, R.D. Taylor, Jr, and Francis Woodham.

The family extends their special thanks to Brandi Suggs for her love and support for the past five years and to Jay Tedder with Agape Hospice.
A visitation will be held from 6-8pm Sunday, July 26th at the funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Post Office Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202.

A guestbook is available at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Bobby W. Britt

Bobby W. Britt, age 81, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. A memorial service was held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 23 rd in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home.

Born in North Carolina, Bobby was the son of the late Robert C. Britt and Eula Townsends Britt. Bobby enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and getting out and working with his construction business. Bobby also loved NASCAR. Mr. Britt never met a stranger, and he loved and helped anyone he could. His family and friends loved him, and considered him to be a wonderful man.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Frances Jones Britt; his children, Jeffrey Britt of Lamar, Gregory Britt of Darlington, Scott Britt of Laurinburg, Kevin Britt of Laurinburg, Deborah Marsh, Gary Britt of Darlington, and Bryanna Young of Garden City; his brother, Jerry Britt of Bennettsville; his sister, Shelby Jean Stewart; his step-daughter, Ashlyn M. (Allen) Ham; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Proceeding in death were his sons, Bobby Britt, and Michael Britt; and his sister, Lillie Vean Britt.

The family received friends from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 23rd at Belk Funeral Home.

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

Dorothy Mae Odom Richardson

Dorothy Mae Odom Richardson, age 90, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Funeral service was held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 24th at Mechanicsville Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Frankie Tanner.

Born in Darlington County, Dorothy was the daughter of the late J.L. and Emma Weatherford Odom. Dorothy was married to the late Archie McQueen, and the late Troy Richardson. She loved working in her yard, and was a lifelong member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her niece, Ann Godbold of Darlington; her nephew, Jimmy (Sarah) Warr of Myrtle Beach; her great-nephews, Jason (Jennifer) Warr, Bobby (Ravenel) Godbold, and Ken (Angie) Godbold.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Annie Belle, and her brother-in-law, Rivers Belle.

The family received friends half hour prior to the service at Mechanicsville Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Rd, Darlington, SC 29532.

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

Gladys Mae Norton
Gladys Mae Norton, age 73, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. Funeral service was held 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22nd in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Marlboro County, Gladys was the daughter of the late Cletus Nolan and Alma Mae Hopkins. She was a beautiful pianist who played by ear, and loved everyone.
Surviving are her son, Wayne and daughter-in-law Jackie Nolan; her brothers and sister -in-law, Cletus and Janice Nolan, and Tommy Nolan, all of Hartsville; six grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death are her daughter, Barbara “Toni” Humphries, and two sisters, Louise and Dale.

The family received friends from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22nd at Belk Funeral Home.

To help with the cost of the funeral, memorials may be made to Belk Funeral Home, PO Box 523 Darlington, SC 29540. A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Graham Pierson Baker

Graham Pierson Baker, 49, of Darlington died on Monday, July 20, 2015 at her home in Darlington.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Lamar First Baptist Church, officiated by Reverend Adrian Allen.
The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home in Darlington, and at all other times at the family home, 146 Spring Street, Darlington.

Graham was born in Richland County. She was the daughter of Henry C. Pierson and Kay McCalla Pierson. She loved animals, especially her cats, and was a supporter of the Darlington County Humane Society – where her animals came from. Graham was very talented. She enjoyed sewing, needlework, and decorating. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her husband, Wade Baker of Darlington; her daughter, Megan, and husband Tamron McManus of Lamar; her father, Henry C. Pierson of Ashville; her mother, Kay McCalla Pierson of Darlington; and her sister, Elizabeth Dougherty of Florence.

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

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

John M. Gray

John M. Gray, 89, of Darlington died on Thursday, July 23, 2015. A funeral service will be held 3:00 pm Sunday, July 26 in High Hill Baptist Church with interment following in the church cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Mr. Gray was born in Darlington County to the late Al and Ester Harvey Gray. John worked at Drake’s Garage and the City of Darlington. He loved Racing and enjoyed tinkering. John was a member of High Hill Baptist Church.

John is survived by his children, Terri Mahn of Florence, Wanda Putnam of Darlington, Johnny Gray of Darlington; his grandchildren, Ronda Putman, John Gray, Hunter Gray, Daylon Mahn and Grayson Mahn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Gray, his sister, Mary Stokes and his brother, Rupert Gray.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Saturday, July 25th at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to High Hill Baptist Church 2205 Timmonsville Hwy. Darlington, SC 29532.

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

Peggy Ann Holley Nolan

Peggy was born in Danville, Virginia to the late Russell T. Holley and Mary Oakes Holley. She graduated from Whitmell Farm-Life High School in 1951. Peggy was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church for 55 years, serving as a Sunday school teacher, sang as a choir member, worked on the Helping Hands Committee, was part of the Welsh Rambler Group and served on the Women’s Circle. She enjoyed traveling on several church bus tour trips. Her favorite travel experiences included a cruise to Nova Scotia and a Northwestern Christian tour to Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone. Peggy retired from Weller Industries in Cheraw, where she worked in the payroll department from 1982-1996. She also worked at Perfection America and the Maynard Lumber Company, serving in data entry and business support. Earlier in her career, she worked at Dan River Mills and JP Stevens.

OBIT Peggy Nolan

Peggy is survived by her husband of 61 years, Julian Nolan, her daughters, Sheila Kaye (Aly Antonio) Colon of Lexington, Virginia, Judy Ann (Garry) Flowers of Darlington, Susan Ellen (William) Alford of Chesterfield; her grandchildren, Christina Colon, Elizabeth Flowers, Jonathan Flowers, Bill Alford, Randy Alford, Faith Alford, Betty Bowers (Alford), Jennifer Driggers (Alford); her great grandchildren, Noah Bowers, Ethan Bowers, Braden Bowers, Fore Driggers, Sara Driggers and Kaylee Alford; her brothers, Calvin (Patsy) Holley and David (Evelyn) Holley, both of Danville, VA. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Peggy was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Holley, and her granddaughter, Holley Nicole Alford.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 26, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Welsh Neck Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, designated for the Bus Fund or the Handicap ramp fund, PO Box 28, Society Hill, SC 29593.

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

Richard M. “Dicky” Bryant

Richard M. “Dicky” Bryant of Darlington, age 66, passed away Wednesday, July 22 at home after an extended illness.

Born in Darlington County, Dicky is the son of the late William Ervin Bryant and Laura Marie DeMaurice. During the Vietnam War, Dicky volunteered and served in the U.S. Army in South Korea as a Military Police Officer from 1968-1970. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Business and went on later in life to earn his Masters in Business Administration from Francis Marion University.

Dicky was a partner in the accounting firm, Andrews & Bryant. He was elected as Darlington County Treasurer in 1976 and served until June 1985. He was Comptroller of Darlington County School District from 1985-1989. He completed his public service as a Darlington City Councilman from 1996-2000. He was a very savvy businessman, and enjoyed owning and running his business, Darlington Grain & Cotton Co., until retirement in 2013.

Dicky is survived by his former spouse, Carolyn F. Bryant; daughter, Laura B. Clark (Joshua); twin grandsons, Jack DeMaurice, and Bryant George (2.5 years old), and Grayson Reece (11); and his brother, William Ervin Bryant.

Visitation was held 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 24 at Belk Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lord Cares of Darlington, P.O. Box 1457, Darlington, S.C. 29540, are appreciated.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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