Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Funeral services for Mrs. Thomesenia Flagler McClary Armstrong, conducted by the Rev. James C. Lane, were held Saturday, November 9, 2013, at St. Paul United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery of Kingstree. Mrs. Armstrong died Sunday, November 3, 2013. She was born March 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Willie and Isbella Flagler. She was married to the late Elmore McClary. After Mr. McClary’s death, she married the late Mr. Elijah Armstrong. She received her formal education from Cane Branch, St. Paul Community, St. Mark Elementary and High School, and Williamsburg County Adult Education Program. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she served as a Missionary. Her church service included, Church School Superintendent, member of the Junior and Senior Choirs, Chairperson of the Stewardess Board, Chairperson of the Mission Department, Unit Leader, Church School Teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women Organization. She shared her expertise with the Clemson Extension Food Nutrition Program until her retirement. As a community person, she committed herself as a program leader for the 4-H Club, member of the Central Senior Citizen Group, NAACP and a member of Adah Chapter #336 Order of the Eastern Star. Five siblings, Mrs. Helen Flagler Hill, Dewitt Flagler, Mackie Flagler, James Flagler and Mrs. Willar Flagler Tisdale, preceded her in death. Survivors are: five daughters, Mrs. Barbara Scott (Clarence), Mrs. Shirley Hayward, and Mrs. Denise McKnight (Willie), all of Kingstree; Mrs. Janette Bradley (Jimmy) of Connecticut; and Mrs. Maebell McClary of Lilburn, Georgia; three children she raised as her own, Prince McGill (Arthur) of Florence; James Louis McGill (Deloris) of New Jersey; and Jacob Chandler of Detroit, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Flagler Owens and Mrs. Francenia Flagler Fulton (Willie), both of Kingstree; two brothers, Willie Flagler (Lucy) and Jackie Flagler (Rowens), both of Durham, North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.