Week of March 9, 2015

Bryan Walter DuRant

Bryan Walter DuRant, age 47, passed away Friday, March 04, 2016. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6th in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home with burial following at Black Creek Cemetery.

Born June 2, 1968, Bryan was the son of Carolyn Gainey Odom, and the late Marvin W. DuRant. He worked for James Rivers for 18 years; he loved fishing and enjoyed working on old cars, and spending with his grandchildren and his nephews.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Carolyn and Joseph “Joe” Odom; his wife, Dina Morris; his three daughters, Sheena DuRant of Hartsville, Courtney DuRant and Hailey DuRant, both of Darlington; two grandchildren, Gracie and Kayden Astralla; his brother, Kevin (Rebecca) DuRant of Darlington; his step-sister Monica (Ronnie) Poston of Bennettsville; his step-brother, Joe “Little Joe” Odom of Darlington; and two special nephews, Brennen and Walter DuRant.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m, Saturday, March 5th at Belk Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Carolyn Odom, 209 Mont Clair Rd. Darlington, SC 29532.

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

Sheila Reeve Morrell

Sheila Reeve Morrell, age 74, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 8th in the Lamar chapel at Belk Funeral Home with burial following at Lamar Cemetery.

Born October 28, 1941 in Nottingham, England, Sheila was the daughter of the late Nancy Elliott and William Newton. She served in the Royal British Navy aboard the HMS Dauntress and during this time met her husband, Carroll, who was stationed in England in the United States Air Force. Sheila worked in administration for AQ Industries in Lynchburg until it closed, and then worked in purchasing for Schofield’s in Florence until she retired.

Sheila was an avid reader, loved to travel, and most enjoyed times when her family was together. She taught Sunday School for many years and attended church at Christian Pathways in Lamar.

Surviving are her daughter, Beverly (Al) Hyman of Florence; her sons, Carl (Lorrann) Morrell of Jerome, ID, and Steven (Tammy) Morrell of Bennettsville; her grandchildren, Andy (Sara) Witherspoon, Savanna Witherspoon, Ashley (Sean) Stadelman, Ben Matthews, Nick Morrell, Will Morrell, Alan (Ashley) Hyman, and Jennifer (Colin) Chalupa; her great-grandchildren, Emma Stadelman, Braylon Stewart, and Tripp Hyman; her brother, John (Linda) Reeve of England; and her sisters, Carolyn Vetzel of Simpsonville, and Susan (Brian) Burns of England.

Preceded in death, in addition to her parents, include her loving husband of 46 years, Carroll Otis Morrell; and her granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Morrell.
The family received friends one hour prior to the service Tuesday at Belk Funeral Home Lamar chapel, and other times at her home, 1247 Via Ponticello #2 Florence, S.C. 29501.

Memorials may be made to Christian Pathway Fellowship, PO Box 757 Lamar, S.C. 29069.

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

Herbert L. Martin

Herbert L. Martin, age 88 passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016. A graveside service was held 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 8th at Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the home of Roy and Terry Martin, 1004 Whippoorwill Dr. Darlington, S.C. 29540.

Born July 25, 1927 in Dillon, Herbert was the son of the late Gladys Mallard and Steven “Bud” Martin. He served his country in WWII in the U.S. Navy, and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years until his retirement. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Darlington.

Surviving are his son, Roy (Terry) Martin of Darlington; his grandchildren, Justin (Hannah) Martin of Columbia, Melanie (Charles) Hinson of Darlington, and a special young lady who was like a granddaughter to him, Kate Mahoney; his great-grandchildren, Lily Hinson, and Annika Martin; and his sister, Inez Richardson of Marion.
Preceded in death are his wife, June Hatchell Martin; his brothers, Raymond L., Steve, Gerald, and Carl Martin; and his sister, Wilma Stephens.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Darlington, PO Box 297 Darlington, S.C. 29540.

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

Dwight Benton Ham

Dwight Benton Ham died February 12, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of the late Robert Lee Ham and Marie Benton Ham of Timmonsville. Dwight attended N.C. State University and served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Julia (Vicki) Ham, daughter, Amy H. Johnson and her husband Paul, and grandson Zachary Thomas Johnson, all of Princeton, New Jersey, and sister Peggy Jean O’Quinn and husband James (Jimmy) of Timmonsville.

Author: Duane Childers

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