Week of July 5, 2017

Ophelia Dorothy Mack-DuBose

Ophelia Dorothy Mack-DuBose, the wife of the late Spurgeon E. DuBose, Sr., daughter of the late Era and Evander Mack, was born on February 23, 1937, in Darlington, SC. She was reared in the home of the late Wallace and Betty Muldrow. She went home to be with the Lord on June 23, 2017, after a brief illness.

She was a graduate of Mayo High School and studied Cosmetology at Bands Beauty College in Sumter, SC. She owned and operated her own beauty salon in Darlington, SC for many years. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where she served as member of the United Methodist Women and the Senior Choir. She fellowshipped with Damascus Road Christian Church.

Survivors are: her son, Spurgeon (Diane) Dubose Jr.; her daughter, Audrey (Roger) Gore; a brother, Terry (Audrey) Mack; brothers-in-law, Randy Wilson, Carrol (Cennie) DuBose, Leon (Pearl) Mack; a sister-in-law, Minnie Carter, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.

Funeral services were held at Shiloh United Methodist Church 3312 Lamar Highway, Darlington, SC on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. where the Rev. Dr. Brandon Eagleton officiated.
Interment will follow in Florence National Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 101 G-Avenue, Darlington.

Judy Gainey Stephens

Judy Gainey Stephens, age 72, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Funeral services were held 12 p.m. Saturday, July 1st at Dovesville Church of God. Burial followed in Dovesville Church of God Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. A visitation was held from 11a.m. -12p.m. Saturday at the church.

Born July 8, 1944, Judy is the daughter of the late Thinder Gainey, and Mary Sylvia O’Neal Gainey. She retired from Carolina Bank. Her passion was to sing for her Lord, and she enjoyed flower gardening. She was a member of Dovesville Church of God, and served in many capacities at the church.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald Stephens; her son, Phillip (Amanda) Stephens of Darlington; her daughters, Sylvia (Danny) Rogers of Latta, Vickie (Mac) Josey of Darlington, Robin (Frank) Farmer of Hartsville, and Tammy (Mallory) Kirby of Timmonsville. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Stephanie Rogers, Stacey (Greg) Gasque, Stephen Josey, Dexter (Katie) Farmer, Jordan Kirby, Ashton Kirby, Seth Stephens, Reed Stephens, Taylor Marshall, and Ethan Marshall; two great-grandchildren, Justin Watts and Landon Gasque; her brothers, Benny Ray (Joanne) Gainey of Darlington, Tony (Jean) Gainey of Hartsville, and Windell (Cheryl) Gainey of Camden; her sisters, Kathryn (Don) Melton of Hartsville, Louise (Steve) Henson of Santee, Linda (Reggie) Atkinson of Hartsville, Theresa (Dr. Lew) Rowe of Florence, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald Gainey and Jolly Gainey; and her sister, Regina Gainey.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Judy’s caregivers, Francis Isaac, Leslie Tallon, and Sheron James.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice Foundation, PO Box 100551 Florence, SC 29502-0551, or to Agape Hospice, 115 N. Fifth St. Hartsville, SC 29550.

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

Anne Warr Godbold

Anne Warr Godbold, age 76, died Monday, June 26, 2017 in a local hospital. A funeral service was held at Mechanicsville Baptist Church on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11 a.m., with burial following in the church cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Darlington on July 15, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Rivers Alexander Warr, Sr. and the late Annie Belle Odom Warr. Anne worked for the Solicitors Office in Darlington, and then for the Clerk of Court’s office until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a longtime member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church.
Surviving are hers sons, Bobby (Ravenel) Godbold, Ken (Angie) Godbold, all of Darlington, her grandchildren; Anna, Heather, Margaret, and Stone Godbold, her nephew, Jason (Jennifer) Warr, and her brother, Jimmy (Sarah) Warr of Socastee.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gene Godbold and siblings, Butch Warr and Odie Warr.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.Wednesday at Belk Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Mechanicsville Baptist Church, General Fund or Youth Fund, 2364 Cashua Ferry Rd, Darlington, SC 29532, or the Methodist Church Shower Ministries, P.O. Box 16, Darlington, SC 29540. A tribute page for Anne is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.

Author: Duane Childers

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