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Debra Hutchinson

Debra Anderson Hutch-inson, 64, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at her residence.

A memorial service was held Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Cades United Methodist Church of Cades.

Ms. Hutchinson was born September 23, 1954, in Florence, the daughter of Arthur Lewis Anderson, Jr. and Carolyn Wilson Anderson. She was a graduate of Lake City High School and attended Coastal Carolina University. She was a retired medical transcriptionist. She appeared in several productions with the Swamp Fox Players of Georgetown and Lake City Community Theatre. She was an accomplished pianist.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, are: five children, Christina A. Boswell (Gregg Stewart), Laura C. McFadden (Craig), Bryan B. Patterson (Kristin), Rachell H. Grady (Darris Gentry), and Joshua S. Hutchinson; three sisters, Cynthia Lewis, Charmaine Elmore, and Jackie Young; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 1516 West Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501.

James Gamble

Funeral services for James Louis Gamble, conducted by the Rev. Mary Snowden and the Rev. James Graham, were held Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church Cemetery of Salters.

Mr. Gamble died Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was born December 11, 1951, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Thomas Gamble and Lilly Smith Gamble. Three siblings, Marcella Gamble, Leon Gamble, and Leroy Gamble, preceded him in death. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He left home at an early age. He found employment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before moving to Baltimore, Maryland as an experienced pipeline and construction worker. He later returned to South Carolina making Jerusalem United Methodist Church his church home. He attended Ruth Louis Adult Day Care.

Survivors are: Banetta Gamble, niece and caregiver of the home; Craig Gamble, nephew and caregiver; loved as a niece and caregiver, Sharquita Barr; one sister, Celestine McCullough (William) of Salters; and one brother, Sylvester Gamble of Seattle, Washington.

Freddie Alford

Funeral services for Missionary Freddie Mae “Fussy,” “Fut,” and “Ma Freddie” Alford, conducted by Elder Dorothy C. Washington and Elder LaVaughn Nesmith, were held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Greater Hines Chapel Apostolic Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Asbury Bethlehem Cemetery of Andrews.

Missionary Alford died Friday, March 22, 2019, at the MUSC Health Medical Center. She was born May 8, 1945, in Georgetown County, the daughter of the late Mary Lee White Flagler and Fred Anderson. She was married to the late John Henry Alford. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she raised her family and managed Dominiques’s Spiritual Variety Store for many years. She later decided to relocate back to her roots many years later. She served as an adjutant and Missionary at God’s Watchtower of Prayer in Brooklyn New York. She attended St. Peter Way of the Cross of Andrews. A brother, Edgar Henderson Shackleford, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: two sons, Kurt Anderson of Bronx, New York; and Terrence Alford (Sharon) of Frisco, Texas; two daughters, Tarsha Collins (Wendell) of Andrews; and Takira Anderson of Charlotte, North Carolina; five sisters, Pearl Parmley and Vanessa Cadlett (Donald), both of Brooklyn, New York; Crystal Rutledge and Ethel Brown (Ronald) of Andrews; and Delores Horton (Ronald) of Manassas, Virginia; four brothers, Thaddeus Shackleford (Gloria), Johnnie Flagler (Carolyn), and Lukie Flagler (Amy), all of Andrews; and Michael Anderson of Brooklyn, New York; and seven grandchildren.

Annette Brown

Funeral services for Annette Brown, conducted by Pastor Trevon McClary, were held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Chapel of Peace of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the White Oak Cemetery of Cades.

Ms. Brown died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the McLeod Hospital of Cheraw. She was born July 15, 1967, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of Mildred Brown and the late Ronald Brown. She received her formal education in the public schools in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Survivors, in addition to her mother of Lake City, are: one son, Jacob Brown Woodley of Lake City; one sister, Denise Brown of Lake City; and one brother, Ronald Brown, Jr. (Akelia) of Lake City.

Birdie McGee

Funeral services for Mrs. Birdie Mae McGee, conducted by the Rev. Levi Jenkins, Jr., were held Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the St. Phillips Missionary Baptist of Hemingway. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Eaddy Ford Cemetery of Johnsonville.

Mrs. McGee died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Carolinas Hospital System of Florence. She was born September 12, 1936, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Willie Brockington and Minnie Brockington. She attended the public schools in Williamsburg County. She was a member of Evangelistic Temple Way of the Cross of Kingstree. In her early years, she worked at A.B. Dicks Company in Lake City, as a machine operator for 14 years. She also worked in the kitchen at Cades High School for two years. She was married to the late Joe McGee.

Survivors are: six children, Joe McGee, Jr. (Pastor Annette), Barbia Jenkins (Pastor Levi, Jr.) and Chryle Montgomery (Lee), all of Florence; ARJA McGee (Cerena) of Columbia; Doeszell McGee (Lula) of Lake City; and Gary McGee (Lateia) of Atlanta, Georgia; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Chatdena Jenkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Chatdena Elizabeth Gourdine Jenkins, conducted by the Rev. Tony Richards and Presiding Bishop L. C. Wright, Jr., were held Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Jehovah United Methodist Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Jehovah United Methodist Church Cemetery of Pineville.

Mrs. Jenkins died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Palmetto Health Heart Hospital of Columbia. She was born January 10, 1954, in Berkeley County, the daughter of late Chatman and Ermine Gourdine Judge. She was educated in the public school system of Berkeley County and graduated from Russellville High School class of 1971. She became the first lady of the Pentecostal Church First Born of The Living God from October 2011 through January 2015. She was married to the late Bishop O’neil Jenkins.

Survivors are: two sons, Anthony (Melissa) of Sumter; and Harrison (Asata) of McDonough, Georgia; three sisters, Jeanette Hogan of St. Stephen; Doris Bossell of Denver, Colorado; and Jacquelyn Gourdine of Hampton, Virginia; and seven grandchildren.

Woodrow Pressley, Jr.

Funeral services for Woodrow Pressley, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Dr. Herman Gibson, Jr. and the Rev. Francis Mitchell, Jr., were held Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Charity M.B. Church Cemetery of Andrews.

Mr. Pressley died Saturday, March 23, 2019. He was born June 12, 1950, the son of Jessie Mae Witherspoon Pressley and the late Woodrow Pressley, Sr. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He graduated from Blakely High School Class of 1970. He attended Williamsburg Technical College and graduated with a certificate in HVAC. He was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he participated in the Herman Gibson Male Chorus. He was employed by Oneita Knitting Mill for 30 years. He was employed at Peddinghaus until he retired. A sister, Mary Nesmith, preceded him in death.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, are: his wife, Alcess Pressley; four children, Delmonte Burroughs (Paulette) of Nesmith; Vachone Pressley (Davina) of Andrews; Crystal Harris (DaiShon) and Alsaprina Pressley of Fayetteville, North Carolina; three brothers, Ollie Pressley (Laura) of Greeleyville; Timmie Pressley (Linda) of Salters; and Thomas Pressley (Tamiko) of Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Roberta Pipkin of Andrew; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.