Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Funeral services for Earnest Young, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Dr. Carl L. Anderson, were held Monday, June 30, 2014, at Greater St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, was held Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Florence National Cemetery of Florence.Mr. Young died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was born August 7, 1932, in Georgetown, the son of the late Richard Martin and Carrie Ward. He received his formal education at Howard High School in Georgetown County School System. Upon graduation, he served in the US Army for 21 years. After his honorable discharge in 1972, he pursued another career and served as manager for Port Oil Company and retired in 1993. He was a member of Greater St. Stephen AME Church, where he served as a member of the Steward Board, Lay Organization, Finance Committee, and sang on the Senior Choir. In 2012, he joined the Veterans Lowcountry Group. A sister, Leola Young, preceded him in death. Survivors are: his wife, Mary Lee Young; five children, Ava Bradley (Alfred), Ernestine Young, Teavis Young and Ernest Young, III, all of Salters; and Angela Young Brinn of Los Angeles, California; one sister, Lista Dixon of Bridgeport, Connecticut; a cousin reared as a sister, Gene Ford (Willie) of Georgetown; and two grandsons.
Mary Boyd, Kingstree - Mary Lee McFadden Boyd of Kingstree, 72, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the McLeod Hospice House of Florence. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Leverne O. Brown, were held Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery.Mrs. Boyd was born September 24, 1941, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Willie “Briley” McFadden, Sr. and Gladys Burrows McFadden. Three siblings, George McFadden, Willie McFadden, Jr. and Ruther Mae McFadden Cherry, preceded her in death. After graduating from St. Mark High School in 1962, she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and became employed by Jefferson Medical Center as a nurse’s assistant until 1965. She returned home and became employed by Williamsburg Regional Hospital, where she served as ward secretary, monitor technician and nurse’s assistant. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. She was married to the late Alfred Boyd.
Survivors are: two brothers, Moses McFadden (Mary) of Kingstree; and Steve Shaw of Salters; and two goddaughters, Shirley Kitchen and Milissa Brown, both of Kingstree.