Week of November 4, 2015

Carnell Pompey

Funeral services for Mr. Carnell Pompey of Darlington were held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2015 in the chapel of Jordan Funeral Home.
Interment followed in Florence National Cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

Mr. Pompey was born on February 2, 1949 in Darlington, South Carolina. He was the youngest child of the late Raymond Pompey and the late Earline Boston Pompey.
He quietly departed this earthly life on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

Carnell attended the public schools in Darlington County. He graduated from Mayo High School Class of 1966, and received an Associate Degree from Florence-Darlington Technical College.

At an early age, he joined the Snow Hill Baptist Church in Florence, South Carolina.

He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Crisis. Carnell was an independent truck driver who owned and operated his own business.

Survivors are: his wife, Shirley Ann Pompey; his daughter, Elizabeth Nicole Pompey; a stepdaughter, Paulette (Joseph) Dukes; his mother, Beatrice Pompey; his sisters, Annette P. Peterson, and Jeanette (Paul) Bradley; three brothers in-law, John Earle, Kenneth Earle, and Anthony (Linda) Earle; seven grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence, 264 Horseshoebend Drive, Darlington.

Brenda Williams Bailey

Brenda Williams Bailey, 59, of Darlington died on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Memorial services were held on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Brenda was born in Darlington, South Carolina. She was a daughter of the late Troy Albert Williams, Sr. and Juanita Williams. Brenda was educated in Darlington County Schools. She worked for Bazen’s Restaurant many years ago, and loved taking care of her family.

Surviving are her son, Brian Travis Bailey of Darlington; her brothers, Troy Williams, Jr., and Charles Williams and wife, Shirley all of Darlington; her sisters, Carolyn Williams and husband, Jack of Conway, and Jeanette Greenberg and husband, Jim of Monroe, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; her aunt and uncle, Cynthia and Bill Rhodus; and her aunt, Vernie Stegall.

The family would like to thank the staff of Carriage House of Hartsville, McLeod Regional Medical Center, Carolinas Hospital System and Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center for the wonderful care and love given to Brenda during her illness.

Memorials may be made to the Brenda Bailey Memorial Fund, C/O Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home, 315 Pearl Street, Darlington, S.C. 29532.

Sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Shirley M. Hilson

Shirley McGilbra Hilson, 84, died at her residence on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

A graveside service was held Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Florence. Prior to the service, visitation was held at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, Florence.

Shirley was born in El Reno, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late William and Dorothy Galloway McGilbra. She served her country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Shirley was an avid bowler. She loved knitting, and taught sewing at Hancock Fabrics for ten years. She worked at Pee Dee State Bank for a period of time as a bank teller. Shirley received a BA degree in Psychology.

Surviving are her children, two sons, Jerry (Brenda) Hilson, Monroe, N.C., and Bill (Kim) Hilson, Stillwater, Oklahoma; a daughter, Sharon Matthews, Hartsville; eight grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto St. Florence is assisting the family with arrangements. You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.laytonandersonfh.com.

John “Buck” Wallace, Jr

John Lindon “Buck” Wallace, Jr, age 79, passed away in his home Friday, October 30, 2015. Funeral service was held 3:30pm Sunday, November 1st at Black Creek Baptist Church followed by burial at the LDS Cemetery in Society Hill directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born April 4, 1936 in Chesterfield County, Buck was the son of the late John L. Wallace, Sr., and the late Mae Lassiter Wallace. He served in the U.S. Army. He went to work at Pete Thornell Oil Company in Florence, and then worked at Clantons Auto Auction until his retirement. Buck enjoyed hunting; fishing, and the Great Smoky Mountains. His great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. He was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his two daughters, Janice (Michael) Holbrook, and Joni (Buck) Adams, both of Darlington; his grandchildren, Mandy (Brandon) Burr, Michael (Becky) Holbrook, Blake (Lindsey) Adams, Brooke “Scooter” Adams, and Caitlin Holbrook; five great-grandchildren, Curt and Carter Burr, Sloan and Ava Holbrook, and Logan Adams; his sister, Frances Howle; and a number of nieces, and nephews- which two of whom were like sons to him, Wayne and Steve Culpeper.

Preceded in death, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Betty Culpeper Wallace; and two half-brothers, Willie Gandy, and Glenn Byrd.

The family would like to give a special thanks to his caregivers, Cathy and Debbie, Linda, Angela, Lucille, Betsy and Charlotte and all the former caregivers and Hospice Care of South Carolina.

The family received friends Saturday afternoon, October 31st at Belk Funeral Home, and other times at 2941 Jeffords Mill Rd. Darlington, S.C. 29540.

Buck enjoyed when the children from Black Creek Baptist Church came to his home Christmas caroling. In honor of them, memorials may be made to the Children’s Fund at Black Creek Baptist Church, 139 Mont Clare Rd. Darlington, S.C. 29540.

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

Robert “Peanut” McSwain Hart, Sr.

Robert “Peanut” McSwain Hart, Jr, age 91, passed away Friday, October 30, 2015. A memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born July 15, 1924 in Waccamaw, NC, Robert is the son of the late Edgar and Charlotte Woods Hart. After leaving the U.S. Army at the end of WWII, he attended University of South Carolina and finished at Clemson University. After graduation, he worked for Clemson University and lived there for ten years until he and his wife decided to move back home to Darlington. He was employed at Dixie Cup for ten years, and then taught school for another ten years at Spring Elementary School. Mr. Hart will also be remembered for the many years he worked in the summer as manager of Sun-n-Splash pool.

Although he was completely deaf for over thirty years, he never lost his sense of humor and thoroughly enjoyed life, his children, and his grandchildren.
He was married to Llewellyn Fields Hart, and was blessed to celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary in June, 2015.

Robert was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing and working in the yard, especially his garden, “That never got too hot”.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Robby Hart, Jr. of Darlington, Lyn (David) Bush of Asheville, N.C., and Lou Hart of Darlington; his four grandchildren, Josh Hart, Anna Hart, Corey Bush, and Tanner Bush.

Preceded in death in addition to his parents is his daughter-in-law, Teressa Welch Hart.

The family will receive friends following the service Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, and other times at 113 Brittain Rd. Darlington, SC 29532.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 16 Darlington, SC 29540, or to The Lord Cares, PO Box 1457 Darlington, SC 29540.

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

Mary Magdalene Adams

Mary Magdalene Adams, age 89, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. Graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 2nd at Black Creek Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mary was the daughter of the late Robert Lide Adams, and the late Luna Deas Adams. She worked for the Hartsville Cotton Mill, in a theater in Charleston, and as a waitress. She was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church.

Mary is survived by her niece, Kathryn (Howell) Jeffords of Darlington, and many great-nieces and nephews.

The family received friends immediately following the service at Black Creek Cemetery, and other times at 484 Anderson Dr. in Darlington.

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

Naomi Johnstone Blackmer

Naomi Johnstone Blackmer, 99, of Darlington died on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery. The family received friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Blackmer was born October 6, 1916 in Minerva, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late John Johnstone and Minnie Rohrer Johnstone. Mrs. Blackmer worked for U.S. Ceramic Tile Co. in East Sparta, OH for many years. She was a long time member of Magnolia United Methodist Church in Magnolia, OH, and recently became a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Darlington, S.C. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her daughter, Martha J. (Ralph) Carr of Darlington; her brothers, John D. Johnstone, and Glen E. (Evelyn) Johnstone, both of Magnolia, Ohio; her sister, Sybil Johnstone Major of Apple Creek, Ohio; her grandchildren, Michael C. (CJ) Carr of Hamer, S.C., and Mary Ellen (Shawn) Tunstall of Darlington; her two great grandchildren, Ashley and Nicholas Tunstall, both of Darlington; and she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Blackmer was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Walter Blackmer; her parents; a step-son, Timothy Blackmer; two brothers, Kenneth Johnstone, and Wesley Johnstone; and a sister, Joan Johnstone Eckert.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Blackmer to a charity of your choice.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.kistlerhardeefuneralhome.com.

Author: Duane Childers

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