Week of September 23, 2016

Shirley Vincent

Shirley Brown Vincent, age 60, died suddenly at her home on Friday, September 18, 2015. A funeral service was held in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home at 2:00 on Monday, September 21st followed by burial in Darlington Memory Gardens.

OBIT Shirley Vincent

Born April 11, 1955 in Bishopville, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Alpha James Brown. Shirley worked at Diamond Hill Plywood, and then went on to work for Darlington Veneer for 17 years until her retirement. When her health allowed, she always enjoyed tending to her roses and working in her yards. She was a wonderful cook and liked to can her own vegetables. She also enjoyed fishing, and going to the beach.

She is survived by her husband of over forty years, Wayne Vincent, and a son, Jesse (Sabrina) Vincent both of Darlington; a daughter, Dana Vincent of Columbia; her only grandchild, Savannah Vincent; a sister, Connie (Billy) Mullis of Lamar; two brothers, Charlie “Buddy” Brown of N.C., and Michael Brown of Lamar; her loyal pet dog, Buddy; and her cat, Silver.

Her parents, and two brothers, David and Steve Brown, preceded her in death.

Flowers are suggested, or memorials may be made to Pets Inc., PO Box 6394, Columbia, S.C. 29171. WWW.petsinc.org.

The family received friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Belk Funeral Home.

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

Bernice Stanley Clanton

Bernice Stanley Clanton passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015, in Atlanta, GA. A graveside service was held at Grove Hill Cemetery in Darlington, S.C. at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, directed by Belk Funeral Home. The family received friends at the home of Mrs. Dot Johnson at 115 James Street, Darlington, S.C., on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Mrs. Clanton was born in Mullins, S.C., a daughter of the late Spencer Gregg Stanley and the late Geneva Lewis Stanley. Bernice was a graduate of Furman University and was a retired schoolteacher. During her life she resided in Darlington, S.C., Clemson, S.C., and Atlanta, GA. Bernice was a devoted Clemson fan, a member of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson, S.C., and formerly a member of Darlington Presbyterian Church in Darlington, S.C.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Clanton Allen and William Scott Allen of Atlanta, GA, and her grandson, William James Clanton Allen of New York, N.Y. She is also survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clanton (Mary) of Darlington, S.C.; her brother-in-law, Mr. Charles Springs of Florence, S.C.; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Tim Thomas (Bunny) of Florence, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. James Corbett Clanton, Jr., and her siblings, Col. Spencer Gregg Stanley, Jr. and Mrs. Charles E. Springs (Daphne).

Memorials may be made to the Susan Johnson Memorial Fund, c/o Darlington Presbyterian Church, 311 Pearl Street, Darlington, S.C. 29532, or to a charity of your choice.

A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com

Austin L. “Kebby” Wright

Austin Leon “Kebby” Wright, age 58, died Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in a local hospital. The family received friends at Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel from 3:00- 4:00 Saturday, followed by a graveside service at Fair Hope Cemetery.

Born September 26, 1956 in Darlington County, he was the son of the late Kenneth Julian Wright and the late Virginia Lynch Wright. “Kebby” worked most of his life as a truck driver, but also farmed and did mechanic work. He enjoyed being around his children, and had a special place in his heart for his grandkids. Mr. Wright was a member of Oates Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Wright; his children, Crystal (Phillip) Windham of Lamar, Kayla (Harris) Anderson of Darlington, Kenneth A. (Ashley Smith) Wright of N.C., Jennifer (Robby) Fink of VA, 10 grandchildren and four sisters and two brothers.

The family will be at the home of Crystal and Phillip Wright, 645 Benny Hill Road, Lamar.

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

Elizabeth C. Ivy

Elizabeth Conyers Ivy, 91, died at her residence on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 after a brief illness.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Byrd Cemetery, Timmonsville. The Reverend Bobby Timmons presided over the service at the cemetery.
Mrs. Ivy was born in Darlington, the daughter of the late Talmadge Garrette and Fannie Viola Thames Conyers.

“Lib” was a member of Bay Branch Free Will Baptist Church. She was employed with Darlington Manufacturing for 20 years, and later worked at Allied Department Store in Timmonsville.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Herbert Ivy, Timmonsville; a son, Tillman “Ike” (Linda) Locklair, Conway; a daughter, Laura Jean (Gary) Gillette, Sarasota, Florida; five grandchildren, Ann (Marlon) Howell, Donna (Jeff) Mishoe, Kimberly Boyd, Lisa Jordan “Sonny” Emerson; four great grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren; and two very special nieces, Wetona Warren and Rachel Norris. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Lee Woodcock; and a brother, Frank Conyers.

Memorial may be made to Bay Branch Freewill Baptist Church Missionary Fund or the Building Fund, 1402 W. Smith Street, Timmonsville, S.C. 29161.

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

Wayne H. Jordan
Wayne Hartwell Jordan, 65, died Thursday, September 17, 2015, at the McLeod Hospice House after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church followed by burial in Mount Hope Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Waters-Powell Funeral Home.

Wayne was born in the Indian Branch community of Darlington County, a son of the late William Foster and Addie Elease Odom Jordan. He graduated from St. John’s High School and attended Florence-Darlington Technical College. He was a dedicated employee of Sonoco for 46 years before retiring in February.

Wayne was a member of Indian Branch Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Florence Shag Club, and the Sonoco Old Timers’ Club. Wayne enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and was an avid golfer at Traces Golf Club.

Surviving him are his wife, Jeanette Poulas Jordan, of the home; a daughter, Elizabeth J. (Robbie) Odom of Darlington; a son, William Dewitt (Bryan) Jordan-Leonard of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sisters, Geraldine (James) Moody, and Doris (Robert) Goodson, both of Darlington; two brothers, Basil (Peggy) Jordan of Darlington, and Larry (Marie) Jordan of Florence; three step-children, Jay (Debra) Norwood and Meg (Rob) Elvington, both of Florence, and Elizabeth (Curt) Nesbitt of Charleston; two grandchildren, Cody (Lauren) Langley and Katherine Langley; eleven step-grandchildren: Justin and Kaitlyn Odom; Justin (Jessica) Norwood, Trae, Wood, Sam and Jack Elvington; and John Garland, Sullivan, Lawson, and Graham Hartwell Nesbitt; and four great-grandchildren, Hunter Evans, Harper Langley, Madelyn Norwood, and Payton Urga; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, Stephen Wayne Jordan; a daughter, Margaret Ann Jordan; a brother, Willard Jordan; and a sister, LaRae Britt.

Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice House, c/o McLeod Foundation, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, S.C. 29502, or www.mcleodfoundation.org.

Author: Duane Childers

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