Week of March 19, 2016

Annie Leigh G. Flowers

Annie Leigh G. Flowers, age 95, a longtime resident of Darlington, SC passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016. Funeral services were held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12th in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home. Burial was held privately at Grove Hill Cemetery.

Born March 25, 1920 in Egypt, SC, Annie Leigh was the daughter of Monroe and Stella Mozingo Gandy. She moved to Punta Gorda, FL in 2006 to reside near her daughter. While a Darlington resident, Annie Leigh worked in various administrative positions in retail and health care. She retired in 1982 to enjoy time and travel with her husband and grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Darlington. Her women’s circle at First Baptist was named in her honor when she moved from Darlington; she remained a member of the circle until her passing. She was a former member of the Pilot Club International, and the Camellia Garden Club of Darlington. In 2005 she was named Volunteer of the Year with the Pilot Club, an honor she was proud to receive. She truly enjoyed traveling with her husband to Kiwanis meetings and conventions – local, district, and international. Annie Leigh will also be remembered for her service at the polls for many, many elections in Darlington at the courthouse.

Surviving are her daughter, Ellen (Eddie) Webb of Punta Gorda, FL and her son-in-law, Walter H. “Sonny” Sims of Columbia; her grandchildren, Leigh (Jason) Erickson of Marietta, GA, Heyward (Amber) Sims of Columbia, and Anna (Adam) King of Mt. Pleasant; her great-grandchildren, Ellie and Anna Erickson, and Sienna Sims; five nieces and one nephew; several great-nieces and nephews; her sister, Sarah (Harry) Parker of Columbia; her brother, Pierce (Barbara) Gandy of Oklahoma City, OK; and her sister-in-law, Martha Gandy of Hartsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Albert L. Flowers, Jr.; her daughter, Margaret Leigh Sims; and her brothers, Irvin and B.L. “Buck” Gandy.

The family received friends from 4-6pm Friday, March 11th at Belk Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church in Darlington, PO Box 297 Darlington, SC 29540.

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

Julia Forrest

Julia Forrest, 73 of Murrells Inlet, SC passed away Monday, March 07, 2016 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. She was born August 31, 1942 in Lamar, S.C., daughter of the late Henry and Sadie Windham Rice.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Leigh Forrest Davis.
Survivors include her loving husband, William “Rhodes” Forrest; son William “Will” Forrest and wife Karen of Mount Pleasant; step children, C.J. and Winnie; sister Jeannette Carter of Lamar; son in law Mike Davis of Murrells Inlet; and three grandchildren, Bryant, Adam and Julia Davis.
A celebration of Julia’s life was held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association S.C. Chapter, 1105 48th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or The National Kidney Foundation, 5300 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, S.C. 29406.

Condolences can be made at www.burroughsfh.com.

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Marie (Campbell) Lee

Linda Marie Lee, age 58 of Florence, S.C. returned to our beloved father Sunday, March 6, 2016 in her home. A memorial service was held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12th in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home with a visitation following.

Born in Worcester, MA on August 13, 1957, Linda was the daughter of the late Sylvia Lane and Leonard Campbell, Sr. She is survived by her three daughters, Nicole Kisamitakis, Ashley Campbell, and Kaitlyn Lee, all of Effingham; her brother, Leonard Campbell, Jr. of Worcester, MA; her grandchildren, Daniel Lee, Ymmij Johnson, Zhier Johnson, Nevaeh Campbell, all of Florence, and Cali Kisamitakis of Bangor, ME; and her dear friend, Jimmy Horton of Florence.

Preceded in death, in addition to her parents, are her husband, George Allen Lee; her brothers, James and Willard Campbell; and her grandson, Khai Johnson.

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

Yolanda “Dinkie” Stephens

Frances Yolanda “Dinkie” Gandy Stephens, wife of Alex Stephens, age 58 passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 12th in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home.

Born October 3, 1957 in Hartsville, SC, Yolanda was the daughter of Evelyn Griggs, and the late Willie Gandy, Jr. She worked for Darlington Shredding from 1992-2004. She loved all animals and enjoyed raising Alpacas with her husband.

Surviving are her husband, Alex Stephens; her mother, Evelyn Griggs Gandy Freeman, both of Darlington; her daughter, Stefanie (Terry) Matthews of Darlington; her step-daughters, Susan (Jay) Holladay of Florence and Jenny Stephens Harrell of Darlington; her grandchildren, Caleb and Kyle Matthews, and Madelyn and John Holladay; her sister, Lanie Gandy of Darlington; her step-sister, Tammie Anderson; her mother-in-law, JoAnn McKnight of Darlington; her father-in-law, Harrison Stephens; her former mother-in-law, Lou Phillips of Society Hill; and her canine companion, Rusty Stephens.

Preceded in death in addition to her father, Willie Gandy, Jr., are her step-father, Buck Freeman; her grandson, Ethan Harrell; her sister, Bernice Bryant; her brothers, Gene Gandy and Bill Gandy; her special momma, Frillie; and her first husband, Joe Phillips.

The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 11th at Belk Funeral Home, and other times at the home Jay and Susan Holladay, 3301 Trenton Place Florence, S.C.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, or to McLeod Oncology, PO Box 100551 Florence, S.C. 29502-0551 www.mcleodfoundation.org.

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

Jo Ann White Andrews

Jo Ann White Andrews, May 10, 1930 – March 9, 2016, passed away peacefully at a Hospice facility in Mt. Pleasant. A graveside service was held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13th at Byrd Cemetery, 100 Layton Dr. in Timmonsville, S.C., directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Jo Ann was born in Timmonsville and was the daughter of the late H. Dewey White and Thelma W. White. She was a devoted mother who strived to be completely surrounded by her family. Time spent together with her family, especially at Santee, was very important to her, as she never missed a chance to get her family together. Jo Ann was a graduate of Coker College in Hartsville and a girls’ basketball coach at Lamar High School. Her time spent coaching brought her many proud and wonderful memories and lifelong friendships. Jo Ann found pleasure in restoring and refinishing antiques, and spent many years of her life in antique sales and auction business. Jo Ann declared Jesus Christ as her Lord and was a lifelong member of Lamar United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her three children, Jimmy Andrews of Charleston, Ricky (Sue) Andrews of Lamar, and Robbie (Lauren) DeLoach of Beaufort. Jo Ann also leaves behind four grandchildren, Ross (Courtney) Andrews of Columbia, Austin Andrews (Aubrey) Lee of Charleston, Matt (Shannon) Rodgers of Columbia, Anna (Geoffrey) Mikota of Charleston, and a new addition to the family, a great-grandson, Joseph Banks Lee, son of Austin and Aubrey Lee born March 7, 2016; her brother, H. Thad (Johnnie Jean) White of Florence; many loving nieces and nephews; and a host of long-time friends.
Preceded in death are her former husband, Harold Andrews; her brothers, Marvin White, Hugh White, and Donald White; her sisters, Katherine Ham and Loma Davis.

The family received friends following the service until 5:30 pm at the home of Ricky and Sue Andrews, 612 Club Dr. Lamar, S.C. 29069.

The family requests that donations be made to Lamar United Methodist Church, 103 N. Darlington Ave. Lamar, S.C. 29069, or to the Byrd Cemetery Maintenance Fund, P.O. Box 187 Timmonsville, S.C. 29161.

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

Shirley Ann Baetjer

Shirley Ann Baetjer, age 70 passed away in her home Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Born December 24, 1945, Shirley was the daughter of the late Ruby Thurman and Robert Nothey. She was a foster mother for about twelve years and kept in touch with many of her children.

Surviving are daughters, Teresa (John) Diffenderfer of Ohio, Dana (John) Martin of Florence, and Denise (Steve) Nutter of Darlington; her son, Dennis Nutter of Darlington; her grandchildren, Michael, Sarah, Matthew, Brooke, Chase, Daniel, Kelly, Jacob, Robbie, Dennis, Michael, Dylan, and Tiffany; six great-grandchildren, but to Brookie, Little man (Chase), and Doodle bug (Jackson), she was simply “Ganny”; her brother, Curtis Nothey of Texas; and her sister, Linda (Howard) Lacy of Darlington.

Preceded in death in addition to her parents are her son, Billy Martin; and her brother, Lee Lovette.

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

Maybell Broadnax

Funeral service for Mrs. Maybell Coe Broadnax will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Christ Temple Holiness Church. Bishop Wesley Belin, Pastor. Burial will follow in Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc.

Mrs. Broadnax died Thursday, March 10th at her residence. She was born in Darlington a daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Ann Evans Coe. She was the widow of Sam Broadnax.

She was educated in the Darlington County School District and a member of St. John Temple Holiness Church and later joined Christ Temple Holiness Church.

Survivors includes: her children: Queen Ester (Willie) Thompson, James Coe, Bernice Broadnax, Sammie Broadnax all of Darlington, Ethel (Rodney) Brockington of Hartsville, and Allen Jean Brockington of New York City, NY; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Evangelist Melissa Cannon and Annie Ruth Coe both of Darlington; three brothers: William Coe, Lawrence Coe both of Darlington, and Alford Coe of Baltimore, MD; nieces, nephews, cousins; a special niece, Ruby Baccus.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Henry Brockington; a daughter, Judy Broadnax White; and a grandson, Calvin Thompson.

Author: Jana Pye

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