Week of March 18, 2015

John Jerald (Jerry) Boseman
Our loving father lost a valiant battle with acute myeloid leukemia on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. He was born March 24, 1932 in Darlington, S.C., to William Claude and Eva Elizabeth Crolley Boseman. As an only child growing up, he was very close to all his many cousins. After graduation from high school in 1950, he followed some of these cousins to Salt Lake City where he met his future bride, Afton Rowine Christensen. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 29, 1951. Dad then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, which would take him and our family on worldwide adventures for the next 23 years. He retired from active duty in 1973, and went on to obtain his B.S. from Weber State College. That led to his second career as a quality control engineer at Morton Thiokol, retiring in 1996.  Along the way he pursued several entrepreneurial ventures seeking to satisfy a lifelong desire to own his own business.

OBIT John Boseman

His passion for genealogy allowed Dad and Mom to travel around Utah in their little motor home, meeting relatives and enjoying life. He passed along his “southern heritage” to his offspring, who grew up craving grits, collard greens, and banana pudding. His love of the gospel gave him many opportunities for a lifetime of church service. He leaves a legacy of faith, service, love and dedication from the example he set.

Jerry is survived by his sister-in-law Gayle Stevens (Gene); children: Jerald (Sherrie), Jody (Kathryn), Rodger (Elizabeth), Blaine (Martha), Lindy Reid (Joel), Leila Caldwell (Robert), Gregg (Shannon), Charles Brown (Colleen), and Kipp (Kristal); 36 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. where friends visited with the family on Monday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. before the service. Interment, Larkin’s Sunset Memorial Gardens, Salt Lake City, UT.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindquistmortuary.com.

Clara Andrews
Clara Huffman Andrews, age 83, died Monday, March 9, 2015 at the McLeod Hospice House. Mrs. Andrews was born May 27, 1931 in Darlington, daughter of the late Clay and Esther Sheffield Huffman. She was the owner and operator of Andrews and Braynt Accounting in Darlington for many years. Clara stayed active in the business until her recent illness and enjoyed reading when she could find the time. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Darlington.

OBIT Clara Andrews

Surviving are her two daughters; Kay (Larry) Odom of Darlington, Polly Hubbard of Darlington, three grandchildren: Kevin Odom, Tamara Odom both of Darlington and Ron Hubbard of Columbia, great grandchildren: Tyler Simpson, Hunter Odom, Travis Odom and Alyssa Odom. Also surviving is Mrs. Andrews’ canine child, Ms. Ellie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob E. “J.E.” Andrews, a sister, Beulah Jordan and a brother, Clay “Buck” Huffman, Jr.
The family will receive friends at the home of Polly Hubbard, 108 Georgia Dr., Darlington. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Darlington Humane Society, 1701 Animal Control Blvd, Darlington, SC 29532.

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

Donna Gates Chapman
Donna Gates Chapman entered the gates of Heaven dancing and rejoicing with her Savior and Lord on Sunday, March 8, 2015 after a brief illness. A celebration of her life was held at Lakeview Baptist Church, 202 Lakeview Boulevard, Hartsville, S.C. at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and other times in the home located at 1636 Antioch Road, Hartsville, S.C.

Donna was the daughter of the late Dr. Herbert Selwyn and Pearl Wiltshire Gates of Washington, D. C. She was born in Washington D. C., where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She moved to South Carolina in 1962, attended Coker College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She also attended Francis Marion University and the University of South Carolina where she earned dual Master’s Degrees in Elementary Education and Library Science.

Donna is survived by the love of her life of 49 years, Curtis Chapman; twin sons, Todd Curtis Chapman and wife, Rose, of Monks Corner, S.C.; Wayne Gates Chapman and wife, Nikki, of Darlington, S.C.; and daughter, Ashli Watts and husband. Marty, of Rock Hill, S.C.

Donna loved teaching and was passionate about helping children reach their potential. She held various roles throughout the Darlington and Chesterfield County School Districts with a career spanning 40 plus years.

More than teaching, however, she deeply loved her grandchildren: Michael and Megan Chapman; Connor and Caitlin Watts; and Hannah and Gates Chapman. Nana enjoyed spending time with them, and making certain each one felt they were the most important person in the world to her.

Donna is survived by her brothers: Wayne Gates (Carole) of Gloucester, Virginia and Dr. Herbert Selwyn Gates, Jr. (Diane) of Naples, Florida; several nieces and nephews; and her lifelong childhood friend, Leslie DeVeau of Washington D.C. Her brother Paul Gates preceded her in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Keeping it Real Sunday School Class’ local mission fund for disadvantaged children c/o Lakeview Baptist Church, 202 Lakeview Boulevard, Hartsville, S.C. 29550. Friends are encouraged to sign the online register book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Marshall Warr
Robert Marshall Warr, age 61, died Saturday, March 7, 2015. Marshall was born in Darlington County on October 27, 1951, son of Betty Jones Warr and the late Robert Lee “Hat T” Warr. He worked as a carpenter in the construction business for most of his life and enjoyed fishing every chance he could.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his children: Sheila Nicole Warr (Tabitha), Wendy Danielle Tomlinson (John), and Robert Neal Warr (Dawn); a brother, Danny Warr (Judy); sisters, Betty Waddell (Randy) and Terri Ornstein (Steve); and Marshall’s faithful canine companion, Patsy. Also surviving is his wife, Tonya.

He was preceded in death by his father, and a son, Marshall Adam Warr.

The family held a memorial service in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Betty T. White
Betty Terrell White, age 87, passed away March 11, 2015 in the McLeod Hospice House. A graveside service was held 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 13th in Philadelphia Southern United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born September 1, 1927 in Darlington County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest C. Terrell and Edna Martin Terrell Kirven. She was a devoted housewife and mother, and worked hard as a farmer’s wife. Betty enjoyed reading, watching college football on Saturdays, and working in her yards. She was a member of Philadelphia Southern United Methodist Church.

Surviving is her son, Ronnie M. White, of Darlington; a daughter, Jennifer (Reggie) Sparks, of Lamar; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry Terrell of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh D. White; a son, Hugh D. White, Jr.; a granddaughter, Mary Sparks Haddon; and a brother, Bill Terrell.
The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12th at Belk Funeral Home in Darlington and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Darlington County Library 204 North Main St., Darlington, SC 29532; Darlington County Humane Society PO Box 1655 Hartsville, SC 29551; or Philadelphia Southern United Methodist Church 1655 Philadelphia St. Darlington, SC 29532.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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