Week of May 6, 2015

Ivey Earl Flores

Ivey Earl Flores, 71, of Darlington died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Mechanicsville Baptist Church, directed by Kistler Hardee Funeral Home and Crematory of Darlington.
The family received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Kistler Hardee Funeral Home in Darlington and other times at the home of his daughter, Whitney Flores Williams, 2433 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington.

Earl was born in Wilson, N.C. He was the son of the late Ivey Herman and Christine Ferrell Flores. Earl served his country in the United States Army, member of the 82nd Airborne and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Shifters Car Club in Goldsboro, N.C. and was a member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church. Earl retired as a truck driver and most recently was working with Rhodes Flag Service. He enjoyed listening to 50’s music, working in his shop, telling stories, cooking and most important spending time with his family that he loved dearly.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Williams Flores of Darlington; his children, Christina Flores Minniti and husband, Richard of Lucama, N.C., Suzi Flores Jones and husband, Bobby of Wilson, N.C., Angela Flores Davis of Garner, N.C., Anthony Earl Flores and wife, Kimberly of Smithfield, N.C., Eric Flores and wife, Ryan of Darlington, Whitney Flores Williams and husband, Lance of Darlington, and Genise Flores of Darlington; 15 grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; his brothers, Tommy Flores and wife, Rita of Goldsboro, N.C. and Robert Flores of Wilson, N.C.; his faithful canine companions, Rambo and Lucy; and many other close family and friends.

Memorials may be made to Word of Life Children’s Ministry in care of Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 2364 Cashua Ferry Road, Darlington, South Carolina 29532.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Joann Brown

Joann Brown, age 56, died Monday, April 27, 2015 in a local hospital. A memorial service was held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 29th in the Chapel of Belk Funeral Home Darlington. The family received friends one hour prior to service on Wednesday from 2-3 pm.

Born December 16, 1958 in Darlington County, she was the daughter of Willaree Disher Moates and the late Roy Ham. Joann was of the Baptist faith, and attended a Holiness Church in Darlington.

Surviving in addition to her mother of Timmonsville, is her step-father, James Moates; a son, Roy Brown, Jr. of North Carolina; a granddaughter, MeKalia Rose Brown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Rose Lanier.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, 950 48th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29575.

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

Ruby Wigal Arndt

Ruby Wigal Arndt, age 85, a resident of Bethea Baptist Retirement Community, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A memorial service was held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2015 at Bethea Baptist Church.

Born in Wood County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Wigal and Olive Gladwell Wigal. Ruby enjoyed bowling, and was a member of Hickory Road Baptist Church in Sumter and Bethea Baptist Church.

Surviving is her husband of 50 years, Phillip R. Arndt, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death are her brothers Harvey Wigal, Clarence Wigal, Carl Wigal, Roy Wigal, and Bill Wigal; and her sister, Hazel Darley.

Memorials may be made to Bethea Baptist Home Post Office Box 4000 Darlington, S.C. 29540.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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