Week of October 28, 2015

Charles David Truett

Charles David Truett, 74, husband of Janice Charlene Williams Truett, died Friday, October 23, 2015, at his home.

OBIT David Truett

Born July 29, 1941, in Darlington, he was a son of the late Otis Truett and the late Mamie Lee Howle Curley. He was a retired truck driver, an avid fisherman, he loved raising chickens, and he was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of Manning; a son, Chris Truett (Gloria) of Shelby, N.C.; a stepson, Robert J. Stevens of New York, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Patricia S. Tobias (Edward) of Darlington, and Chrissy S. Jackson (Don) of McClellanville; a sister, Mary Geist (Harold) of Columbia; a granddaughter, Cierra Truett; and a step grandson, Rilee Jackson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles David Truett, Jr.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2015, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Kendall Williams officiating. Burial followed in Clarendon Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was held prior to the service from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Stephens Funeral Home and at other times at the residence, 1914 Camp Shelor Road, Manning.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, 803-435-2179, available at www.stephensfuneralhome.org.

Shimira Monique Phillips

Funeral services for Miss Shimira Monique Phillips of Darlington will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Dovesville. Interment will follow in the church cemetery directed by Jordan Funeral Home, Inc.

OBIT Shimira M. Phillips#1

Miss Phillips was born on February 4, 1987, the daughter of Cynthia Williams and the late Robert E. Phillips. She departed this earthly life and entered eternal rest on Friday, October 23, 2015.
She was educated in the Darlington County Public School System and was a member of the Darlington High School Class of 2005. She also attended Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Shimira was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

She was affectionately called “Scooter” by her family and friends.

Survivors are: her loving mother, Cynthia Williams; her brothers; Gary Williams, Rodney Peters, Robert (Kim) Phillips, Jr., and Sean (Ereka) Phillips; two godchildren, Makayla White and Zamir Bowens; two godmothers, Patricia Sawyer and Marie Spelman; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of her mother, 218 Society Hill Road, Darlington.

Jackie W. Jones

Jackie Watford Windham Jones, age 70, died at her home surrounded by family on October 24, 2015. A funeral service was held in the Lamar chapel of Belk Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 followed by burial in Lamar Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

Born in Darlington County on October 18, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Macie Amerson Watford. Jackie worked as a beautician for forty years, and devoted her life to taking care of her son Freddie after his accident. She enjoyed getting out and working in her yards, and was a loving and devoted grandmother to her grandchildren. Mrs. Jones was a member of Christian Pathway Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rod Jones of Lamar; her daughter, Rhonda (Rob) Fender of Lamar; grandchildren, Macey Fender and Brandon Fender; sisters, Margie Truett, and Carolyn (Bobby) Gibbs both of Lamar; brothers Richard (Mary) Watford of Bishopville, and Jerry (Hazel ) Watford of Lamar; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Freddie Windham; and her first husband, Danny Ross Windham.

The family expresses their appreciation to Dr. Richard Alexander, Donna Knotts, and McLeod Hospice for their care of Jackie; and to the many friends who have shown their love.
The family received friends Monday evening at the funeral home in Lamar and other times at the home, 1501 Andrews Mill Road, Lamar.

Memorials may be made to the Lamar Rescue Squad, PO Box 114, Lamar, SC 29069.

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

Nancy Phyllis Gilchrist DeMaurice

Nancy Phyllis Gilchrist DeMaurice passed away in Richmond, VA on Friday, October 23, 2015 after a long battle with illness. A funeral service was held Sunday, October 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. DeMaurice was born October 7, 1936, the daughter of the late Wilson Lamar Gilchrist and the late Anna Eloise Goodson Gilchrist of Darlington, S.C. Mrs. DeMaurice graduated from St. John’s High School in Darlington, SC in 1954, and Columbia College in 1958 with a degree in Math Education. Her first year teaching position was in Savannah, Georgia. She moved back to S.C. the next year, and taught in Hartsville, S.C. In 1961, Nancy married her high school sweetheart, Wallace Herman DeMaurice at Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington, S.C. They began their married life together in Florence, S.C. and she taught there for many years. They were active in the Florence Junior Chamber of Commerce. She subsequently taught in Darlington S.C., Zebulon, N.C., Wilmington, N.C., and Buxton, N.C., where they moved with Wallace’s transfers with the National Weather Service. They moved a final time with the weather service to North Charleston, S.C. in 1999. Nancy and Wallace loved the beach and sailing, and were continuously moving closer to the coast to be able to enjoy their passion for being close to the water. After a series of medical issues, Nancy and Wallace moved to Salem, VA to be closer to their son and other family members. Nancy recently moved to Richmond, VA to live with her sister, Cindy, and niece, Megan.

She is survived by her loving family: husband, Wallace H. DeMaurice; son, Andre S. Demaurice; daughter-in-law, Stephanie S. DeMaurice; grandsons Paul DeMaurice, and James DeMaurice; granddaughter, Andrea DeMaurice; sister, Cynthia Gilchrist Ranio; niece and nephew-in-law, Jaclyn S. and Nicholas F. Vames and great-nephew Alex; nephew, Alan L. Ranio, and great nephew, Ethan; and niece, Megan L. Ranio.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 16, Darlington, S.C. 29540.

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

Author: Duane Childers

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