Week of May 18, 2016
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Lynn Janet Holcombe, age 69, died peacefully on May 9, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on January 5, 1947 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Vincent and Janet Holcombe.
Lynn was a passionate horsewoman and an avid writer, photographer, and artist. She is survived by her parents Vincent and Janet Holcombe; her brothers, Tom (Gloria) Holcombe, and John (Daisy) Holcombe; her four children, Billy Jeffers, Sarah (Ossie) Beauchene, Eric (Marin) Jeffers, and Peter (Carly) Walton; and four grandchildren, Aris Jeffers, Wynne Beauchene, Thomas Walton, and Keller Walton.
Lynn requested a small, private family service to be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to H.O.P.E. Acres Rescue – www.hopeacresrescue.org
Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Holcombe family. www.nortonfh.net
Albert L. James, Jr. died on May 14, 2016. Born at Palmetto in Darlington County on May 29, 1916, he was the son of Albert L. and Alexina Wilson James. He was a graduate of The Citadel and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Law School of the University of South Carolina. He was a retired partner in the law firm of Paulling & James. He served as a Special Circuit Court Judge and for twelve years as a member of the South Carolina Board of Bar Examiners. He was an Eagle Scout.
In World War II, Mr. James served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at The Citadel and in the European Theater, where he participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and was awarded the Invasion Arrowhead, five Battle Campaign Stars, the Bronze Star, and the French Croix de Guerre. He held the rank of Major.
He was a past President of the Darlington District of Boy Scouts of America, Darlington Kiwanis Club, Darlington Chamber of Commerce, First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Darlington, and Damon Gun Club, and a recipient of the Darlington Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award. He also served on Darlington City Council. Mr. James served as Deacon, Elder, and Clerk of Session of The Darlington Presbyterian Church, Moderator of Pee Dee Presbytery, Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Presbyterian Home of South Carolina.
Mr. James is survived by his sons, Albert L. James III, and John Jay James II; his daughter-in-law, Finley Stith James; his grandchildren, Finley Lucas Hardy (Tim), Marion Graham Segars (David), and Albert L. James IV (Harper); and five great grandchildren, Finley Foss Hardy, Annie Alexander James, David McCarver Segars, Eliza Graham Segars, and Albert L. James V. His wife, Marion, died in September of 2000.
Services were held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17that The Darlington Presbyterian Church with burial at Grove Hill Cemetery directed by Belk Funeral Home. The Reverend Kevin Cauley will officiate. The family welcomed friends at the home of Albert and Finley on Monday, May 16th between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to The Darlington Presbyterian Church, 311 Pearl Street, Darlington, SC 29532, the Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, 2350 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501, or the charity of one’s choice.
On online guestbook is available at www.belkfuneralhome.com.
Andrew James “Jamie” Smith, II, age 44, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in a local hospital. Friends were invited to visit at his mom’s house, 125 Coggeshall Rd., between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016, and at Jamie’s request, everyone must wear blue jeans. He wanted a casual gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life.
He was born in Florence on February 28, 1972, son of Sherrie Barr Smith and the late Andrew James Smith. Jamie enjoyed being with his friends and loved fishing, camping and cooking out. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed listening to the races.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, Sherrie, of Darlington, is his brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and DeAnna Smith of Darlington; nephews, Dylan Smith and Patrick Causey; his maternal grandmother, Marvie Barr of Florence; two aunts, Emma (Larry) Cobb of Mt. Pleasant, and Bonita (Mike) Strickland of Lexington; an uncle, John W. Barr of Georgia; and many cousins and extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew James Smith; paternal grandparents Andrew and Nora Smith of Andrews; and his maternal grandfather, John W. Barr.
Belk Funeral Home of Darlington is assisting the Smith family.
A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Diane Jackson Bishop of Darlington were held at 12:00 o’clock noon Saturday, May 14, 2016 at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington.
Interment will follow in Hoodfield Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. of Darlington.
Mrs. Bishop was born March 23, 1953 to the late Sam and Ineitha Jackson. She died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in a Charleston hospital. She was educated in the Darlington County public schools and joined the New Providence Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.
On February 23, 1995 Betty was join in Holy Matrimony to Sam Bishop.
Survivors are: her husband, Sam; one daughter, Samantha Bishop; seven brothers: Newton (Judy) Jackson, Leroy (Verdean) Jackson, Sam (Lavonnie) Jackson, James (Yolanda) Jackson, George (Ellen) Jackson, Willie Jackson, and Samuel Jackson; three sisters: Minnie Gatewood, Gloria (Wallace) Eaddy, and Evelina Martin; two aunts, Grace Murray and Hattie Thorpe; three brothers-in-law; six sisters-in-law; two children she raised as her own, Karin Jackson (Bennie Ray) Davis and George Jackson Jr.; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family is receiving friends at the residence, 218 Nordell Street, Darlington.
Beatrice “Bea” Katz Sodden Rogol, 95, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at her home in Santa Monica, CA. Bea was born in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of the late Harry Katz and Celia Katz.
Bea was a member of Beth Israel Congregation of Florence, S.C. She served as president of Beth Israel Affiliates; was a life member of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America; served as president of the Henrietta Szold Chapter of Hadassah in Florence and of Darlington Professional Women (DPW).
Bea served as president of the Darlington County Literacy Council and was a literacy tutor for many years.
She served as president of the Hadassah chapter in Charlotte, NC and president of the American Business Women’s Association, Charlotte chapter.
During her later years, she was a member of Temple Anshei Shalom in Delray Beach, FL.
Bea was the beloved wife of the late Samuel Sodden and Sam Rogol; devoted stepmother of Martha (Jonathan) Kramer and Marshall (Lynn) Rogol; dear sister of the late Sidney Katz, Samuel Katz and Estelle Hawkins; loving grandmother of Lee Kramer and Rachel Rogol; adored cousin of Barbara Katz; and is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and interment were held 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 15 at Hebrew Young Men’s Cemetery, Gwynn Oak, MD. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Beth Israel Congregation, c/o Rogol Memorial Fund, 316 Park Avenue, Florence, S.C. 29501. Arrangements by Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., www.sollevinson.com.