Obits Pic

Ezio Tamburini, Jr.

Ezio William “Eddie” Tamburini, Jr., 57, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at his residence.

Graveside services were held Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Mouzon Family Cemetery, directed by  Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mr. Tamburini was born January 16, 1962, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the son of Kathleen “Kitty” Drake Cooper and the late Ezio W. Tamburini, Sr. A sister, Denise Tamburini, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his mother, Kathleen Cooper (Jim) of Pawleys Island; one daughter Tanya Flagg; two brothers, Alan Tamburini and James Tamburini; and grandchildren.

Willie Williams

Funeral services for Willie Kelly “Fatboy” Williams, conducted by Elder Hugh Samuels, were held Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Chapel of Peace of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the White Oak Cemetery of Cades.

Mr. Williams died Sunday, April 14, 2019. He was born June 18, 1949, in Lake City, the son of the late Willie and Ozella Williams. He was educated in the Lake City public schools. He held several jobs over the course of his professional work life and worked with several local employers including Palmetto Paving Corporation and The APEX Company. A brother, Robert Williams, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Mae Williams of the home; five sons, Alex Williams (Mary) and Kelly Williams (Donna), both of Florence; Franklin Williams (Melanie) of Lake City; Kelvin Williams (Christine) of Olanta; and Hilton Williams of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Sarah Samuels (Hugh) of Cades; and Ella Gowdy (Robbie) of Florence; his father-in-law, MacKleer Burgess; three step-daughters, Linda Myers (Keith) and Angela S. Burgess, both of Columbia; and Meredith M. Graham of Maryland; three siblings, Jannie Eddy, Lillie Williams, and George Williams, all of Lake City; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Iesha Grant

Funeral services for Iesha Shawnice Grant, conducted by Bishop Jimmie Smith, were held Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the House Of Prayer Church of God in Christ Jesus of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the House of Prayer Memorial Cemetery of Georgetown.

Miss Grant died Tuesday, April 16, 2019. She was born October 6, 1991, in Gwinnett County, Georgia, the daughter of Robert Grant and Theyon Grant.  At seven years old, she was taken under the care of O’Neil and Minnie Pearl Grant. She attended the public schools of Georgetown County. She graduated from Georgetown High School in June of 2010. She was a member of House of Prayer Church of God in Christ Jesus where she participated on the Judah Choir and on the Hand Praise Team. Food Lion employed her. She made the decision to attend Florence Darlington Technical College with aspirations to become a dental hygienist. Unfortunately, her dreams were cut short when she was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 21.

Survivors are: three brothers, Fredrick Ingram, Earl Grant, and Davius Grant, all of Atlanta, Georgia; and two sisters, Keyonda Grant of Florence and DeAundra Doiley of Georgetown.

Pallbearers were Earl Grant, Davius Grant, Fredrick Ingram, Clayton Grant, Eric Grant, and Martin Livingston, Jr.

Christeon Coats

Funeral services for Christeon Tristan Coats, conducted by the Rev. Robert G. McCutchen, Jr., were held Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Inez M. Henryhand Memorial Chapel of St. Stephen, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. Coats died Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was born May 29, 1985, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Edith Coats and the late Cedrick Dewayne Palmer. He later relocated to Moncks Corner, with his grandmother, the late Marethenia Coats and his aunt, the late Florence Richardson. This is where he begun schooling through Berkeley County School District. He later attended Job Corps in Jacksonville, Florida. During that time he accomplished Certificates and Diploma of completion. He also returned home to Moncks Corner to complete a few more certificates and degrees under his belt which included cosmetology, massage therapy and computer technology. He later moved to Spartanburg, where he enjoyed working for Cracker Barrel.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, are: five siblings, Javonne Coats, Charniece Coats, Gladys Coats, Vanisha Coats, and Alexia Coats; two nieces and six nephews he loved as his children.

Cynthia Oliver

Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia Oliver, conducted by the Rev. Rufus Snowden and Pastor Vernell Brown, were held Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Mt. Zion AME Church Cemetery of Greeleyville.

Mrs. Oliver was Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Trident Medical Center. She was born January 11, 1970, in Rochester, New York, the daughter of the late Allen Young and Helen Young Gibson. She received her formal education in Williamsburg County. She resigned from Willowglen Academy after a sudden illness. She was a member of Love Assembly Worship Center, where she served on the Hospitality Committee. She was married to the late Sam Willie Oliver. Two children, Baby Boy Oliver and Samantha Oliver, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Samurai Oliver of the home; one stepson whom she loved as her own, Kendrell Oliver (Takera) of Salters; one sister, Renea Robinson of Salters; her stepfather, Moses Gibson of Marion; and seven grandchildren.

Annie Shaw

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Bell Shaw, conducted by the Rev. Ella B. McFadden, were held Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Midway Baptist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greenlawn Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mrs. Shaw died Friday, April 12, 2019. She was born April 18, 1938, the daughter of the late Samuel Gibbs and Nettie Dorothy Fulton of Kingstree. She attended public school at Tomlinson High in Williamsburg County Kingstree until graduation. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church. She was married to the late John David Shaw, Sr. She relocated to Miami, Florida, where she became employed with the Miami Dade County public school system as a cafeteria cook for several Dade County Schools. After 37 years of hard work and dedication, she decided to call it quits and retire to enjoy life. Seven brothers preceded her in death. She was married to the late John Shaw, Sr.

Survivors are: three daughters, Dolores Shaw, Cynthia Archie (Willie), and Tashanika Shaw of Miami, Florida; three sons, John Shaw, Terrance Shaw (Keisha), and Gregory Shaw (Donna) of Miami, Florida; two sisters, Blondell Jones of Miami, Florida; and Hattie Fulton of Kingstree; one brother, Joe Fulton of Kingstree; nine grandchildren; and 20 great­grandchildren.

Keshan Brown

Funeral services for Keshan Antwan Brown, conducted by Pastor J.E. Gadsden, were Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Holy Hill Christian Church of Alvin. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Holly Hill Christian Church Cemetery of Alvin.

Mr. Brown died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the Medical University Hospital of Charleston. He was born August 28, 1998, at Trident Regional Hospital in North Charleston, the son of Marjorie Montgomery and the late Fred Brown, Jr. He was a 2016 graduate of Timberland High School. He was a member of Holly Hill Christian Church. He was employed by Wal-Mart (1146), of Moncks Corner. He enjoyed working on electronics.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of Alvin, are: two brothers, James Montgomery (Jessica) of Fairfield, California; and Gerald Brown of Moncks Corner; three sisters, Kayla Brown of Alvin; Patricia Brown and Sandra Brown of Bronx, New York; his grandfather, Robert Goodman, Sr. of Alvin; his great-grandmother, Jannie B. Montgomery of Alvin; his Godparents, Pastor J.E. and First Lady Sametta Gadsden of Cordesville; and his girlfriend, Brittaney N. Britton of Alvin.

Pallbearers were Cleveland B. Dingle, Benvernito Coaxum, Tupac Coaxum, Christopher Lee, Antwan Palmer, William Pressley, and James Montgomery

Dorothy Heyward

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Mae Heyward, conducted by District Elder Ernie L. Cooper, Sr., were held Monday, April 15, 2019, at the Greater St. Luke Holiness Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greater Saint Luke Holiness Church of Choppee.

Mrs. Heyward died Wednesday, April 10, 2019. She was born January 26, 1953, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Willie McCrea and Mammie McCrea. She was a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church. Later, she attended Greater Saint Luke Holiness Church. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County at St. Mark. Three brothers, John McCrea, Roy McCrea, and James McCrea, preceded her in death. She was married to the late Thomas Heyward, Sr. One child, Willie Heyward, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: three children, Thomas McCray (Taronzela) of Andrews; Mary Simmons of Georgetown; and Tyrone Brunson of Andrews; two sisters, Rebecca White  (Randolph) of Andrews; and Josephine Scott (Monroe) of Bloomingville; a special grandson, Jamar Cochran; 10 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Jerome Harrison

Funeral services for Jerome Harrison, conducted by District Elder Samuel Spamm, were held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. Harrison died Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was born April 12, 1935, the son of Mamie Harrison and Charles Johnson. Twins, Cherry L. Harrison and Terry A. Harrison, and two siblings, Joseph Harrison and Lucille Harrison, preceded him in death. He attended public schools and later worked on various jobs. At the age of 17, he relocated to New York City, New York. For many years, he worked for the New York City Housing Authority until his retirement. He later relocated to Andrews.

Survivors are: his devoted wife, Fannie Shaw Harrison of Andrews; three children, Rosalind Harrison Woodson of Kingstree; Mary Ann Harrison Darby of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Jerome C. Harrison of Bronx, New York; two adopted grandchildren, Chantel Woodson and Shatesha Woodson, both of Bronx, New York; two special nieces, Linda Shaw of Summerville; and Mary Shaw of Greeleyville; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Kristopher Vasquez

Funeral services for Kristopher Armando Vasquez, conducted by Pastor Leonard Carter, were held Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Chapel of Peace of Lake City, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. Vasquez died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at McLeod Hospital of Florence. He was born October 8, 2012, in Florence, the son of Jesus Armando Vasquez and Irene Martinez.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: one brother, Alejandro Lumbreras; two sisters, Jasmin Reyes and Alina Lumbreras; two grandmothers, Maria Martinez and Maria Dolores Vasquez; and two  grandfathers, Jose Martinez and Ramon Vasquez.

Derrick Nesmith

Funeral services for Derrick Todd “Julio” and “Kooi-Aid” Nesmith, conducted by the Rev. Michael Cannon, were Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Morning Glory Cemetery.

Mr. Nesmith died Thursday, April 11, 2019. He was born November 25, 1969, in Georgetown, the son of Joyce Nesmith Spivey & Edwin Langley. He received his education through the public school systems of Georgetown County and graduated from Andrews High School with the Class Of 1988. He received his certification to drive truck, and later purchased his own truck. After driving trucks for several years, he moved to Maryville and eventually, life took him to Goose Creek, where he began dredging. Throughout life he had several occupations: Piggly Wiggly, U.S. Express, Parson Nursery, Oneita, and Southern Dredging. A daughter, Kiana Moore, preceded him in death.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: four children, Devin Nesmith, Tonaiya Nesmith, Atiya Gallishaw (Terry), and Derrick Keith Nesmith; two children he took as his own, Chykeria Thompson and Jaiden Eunice; his fiancé, Effie Eunice; four sisters, Erica Spivey, Shahara Spivey, Latoya Nesmith (Thomas), Ebeny McCrea; his Godmother, Barbara Browne; and six grandchildren.

Briona McCray

Funeral services for Mrs. Briona Kiera “Bri” Washington-Bradley McCray, conducted by the Rev. Phil Watson, were held Monday, April 15, 2019, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the Greenlawn Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mrs. McCray died Monday, April 8, 2019, at the McLeod Hospital of Florence. She was born May 17, 1994, in Florence, the daughter of Anjanette Washington and Kerry T. Bradley. She resided in Andrews. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County where she was an excellent academic student graduating in the top ten with honors in the class of 2012.  She participated in extra-curricular activities and achieved several titles.  She wore the title of Miss Anderson Primary and Miss Kingstree Junior High.  She also attended North Carolina A&T.  She performed many oratoricals before audiences and got their attention with her voice.  She was employed with Chuckie Cheese, Ruby Tuesday and her last employment was an administrative assistant with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service of Kingstree. She was a member of New Friendship Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as an usher; and sang on the Young Adult Choir. She was the Secretary of the South Carolina Association of Extension Administrative Professionals. Her grandfather, Cephus Washington, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: her husband, Dominique McCray of Andrews; her mother, Anjanette Washington of Kingstree; father, Kerry T. Bradley of Dallas, Texas; four siblings, Kyree Bradley of Kingstree; Kirah Bradley, Kiera Bradley of California; and Katreal Earthly of Alexandria, Louisiana; her mother–in-law, Glyndell Chandler of Andrews; her Godfather, Patrick Salters (she called him Mr. Man); her grandparents, Elretha Washington of Kingstree; and Daniel and Lillie Bradley of Salters; and her Goddaughter, Brooklyn Gardner.