Week of May 27, 2015

Minnie Jackson
Minnie Louise Davis Jackson of Darlington passed in a Hartsville hospital, Sunday, May 10, 2015.

A celebration of her life was held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at St. James United Methodist Church, 312 Pearl Street, Darlington, SC. 29532.

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In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lawrence E. Jackson II Foundation, P.O. Box 1334, Missouri City, TX. 77459 or on-line at lawrencejacksoniifoundation.org. This foundation grants music scholarships to deserving students.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy and love. Special thanks to St. James United Methodist Church of Darlington and Jordan Funeral Home, Inc. for their service.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of her sister, Ms. Sally Williams, 513 Cooper Drive, Darlington.

Andrew Chambers
Funeral services for Mr. Andrew Chambers, better known as “Boweaver”, of Darlington was conducted 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Saint Matthews United Church Apostolic in Darlington.

Interment followed in Faith Memorial Gardens directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Mr. Chambers was born on June 28, 1927 to the late Clarence and Rena Chambers in Darlington, SC. He died on Friday morning, May 15, 2015.

He attended the public schools of Darlington County and was a long time employee of the Darlington Veneer Company, then known as Ramsey Mill.
He was a great lover of baseball and loved to spend quality time watching his westerns and Walker Texas Ranger.

Survivors are: six sons, Alphonso (Eula) Chambers, Marvin (Tina) Chambers, Andrew Tony Chambers, Ronnie (Joann) Benson, Rev. Andrew Sansbury, Jr. and Terrence Anthony (Sheila) Davis; twenty-four grandchildren; fifty-seven great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Alphonso and Eula Chambers, 1656 Elissa Drive, Darlington.

Jack Kirven
Jack C. Kirven, age 75, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. A visitation was held from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Black Creek Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. at the church, followed by burial in Black Creek Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born November 7, 1939 in Darlington County, he was the son of the late Reese Otto Kirven, Sr. and the late Fannie Holloway Kirven. Jack served in the National Guard and had retired from SONOCO. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and the President of Jack C. Hunting Club. Mr. Kirven was a giving man who enjoyed cooking for people and the fellowship that was shared when he cooked. Jack had a special place in heart for children. He was a member of the Old Timers Club and a member of Black Creek Baptist Church and the Wesley Byrd Sunday School Class.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Rae Bryant Kirven; brothers, Charles (Joyce) Kirven of Effingham, Reese (Debbie) Kirven of Darlington, Robert (Linda) Kirven of Effingham, and Alvin Kirven of Darlington; and close friends, Terry Chapman and David Weatherford.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Joseph Kirven.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, PO Box 100551, Florence, S.C. 29502-0551 www.mcleodfoundation.org or Black Creek Baptist Church, 137 Mont Clare Road, Darlington, S.C. 29540.

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

Zada Kent Bell
Zada Kent Bell, age 70, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Funeral Services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23rd in the Lamar chapel at Belk Funeral Home.
The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at Belk Funeral Home Lamar Chapel.

Born in Lamar, Zada was the daughter of the late Walter and Bonnie Munn Kent. She worked as a cook and a seamstress. Zada enjoyed listening to country music and watching Country Music Television (CMT). She will always be remembered for her laugh.

Surviving are her children, Wanda (Mike) Middleton of Florence, and Timmy (Susie) Bell of Hartsville; her grandchildren, Joseph (Taylor) Bell, Jacquelynn Bell, Daniel Kelly, April (Lee) Green, Tara (Austin) Lewis, and Tiffany Kelly; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister Bessie Dudley of Darlington; and her step-son E.B. (Tip) Bell of Lamar.

Zada is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Bell; her step-daughter, Janice Stephens; and her brother, Benjamin Kent.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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