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Charles Holmes

Charles Edward Holmes, 59, of Salters, died Tuesday, December 4, 2018, in Greeleyville.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Brockington, were held Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the Marion Missionary Baptist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Rockyford Cemetery of Salters.

Mr. Holmes was born May 21, 1959, in Salters, the son of Myoner Frazier Holmes and the late Leroy Holmes. He was raised in Hamden, Connecticut, where he attended the public schools of New Haven County and graduated from Hamden High School in 1978. While living in Connecticut, he was employed by Winchester Gun Factory of New Haven, Connecticut, as a machine operator for many years,

After moving to Salters, he became a member of Marion Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member of the usher board and also served as its assistant president. He was married to the former Carmen Candelario.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of the home, are: three sons, Reuben Holmes of Winter Haven, Florida; Yoseph Holmes (Sophia) of Hahira, Georgia; and Daniel Holmes of Kissimmee, Florida; one step-daughter, Lisa Candelario Oritz of Poinciana, Florida; four brothers, Leroy Holmes, Jr. and Ernest Holmes, both of Salters; Nicholas  “Nick” Holmes (Diana) of Hopkins; and Nathaniel “Nate” Reaves of New Haven, Connecticut; three adopted sisters, Cassandra Walters (John) and Betty Brown, both of Salters; and Margaret Roseburg, whose also an aunt, of Vermont; two adopted brothers, David Reaves and Paul Dennis, both of Hamden, Connecticut; and eight grandchildren.

Otis Peguese

Funeral services for Otis D. Peguese, conducted by the Rev. Harriet P. Massengill, Min. Isaac Daryl Pressley, and Elder William Outing, were held Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at the Pressley’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by Pressley’s Funeral Home, followed at the New Beginning Christian Church.

Mr. Peguese died Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was born October 26, 1955, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late Raymond Peguese and Dorothy Evans Peguese. He was educated in the public school system of Boston, Massachusetts and Charleston. His employment consisted of masonry and construction work. He also resided in many places, among those places were: Massachusetts, Cross, and Eutawville. He was affiliated with New Beginning Christian Church in Lane.

Survivors are: Bonnie White of Eutawville; six stepchildren, Kenya Williams, Shainiah Ladson, Shaylann Ladson, Tara Ladson, Maurice Ladson, Bryant Ladson, and Tonya Hallett; and one sister, Virginia Wilson Peguese of Baltimore, Maryland.

William Boyd, Sr.

Funeral services for the Rev. William Cecil “Top” Boyd, Sr., conducted by the Rev. Dr. Hermon Gibson, Jr. and the Rev. Phillip Boyd, were held Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Pressley’s Funeral Home, followed at the Bethel UMC Cemetery of Kingstree.

Rev. Boyd died Sunday, December 9, 2018, at MUSC of Charleston. He was born March 15, 1931, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Mennin and Nancy Giles Boyd. Nine siblings, Beulah Boyd Addison, Mennin Boyd, Jr., Catherine Boyd Anderson, Elijah Boyd, Raymond Boyd, Eva Henry, Raleigh Boyd, Harry Boyd, and Alice Boyd Brockington, preceded him in death. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg and Georgetown counties.  At an early he joined the First Church of Christ in Salters, where he served on the finance board and as a worship leader. He began preaching and teaching the word at an early age. On January 1, 1987, he was ordained as pastor by the Palm Bay, Florida First Church of Christ Association. After 40 years of teaching and preaching he retired and acted as liaison for the current pastor in the First Church of Christ of Hwy 41. Overton Manufacturing of Andrews employed him.  In 1964 he began working at Deyten Shipyard and retired after 30 years of service.  In 2002, he began his employment with the Williamsburg County Recycling Services, working there until November 2018.

Survivors are: his wife, Geneva Bryant Boyd of Andrews; five sons, William Boyd, Jr., the Rev. Phillip Boyd (Francine), Thomas Levi Boyd, Albert James Boyd (Sondra) of Andrews; and Mennin Boyd (Sarah) of Kingstree; four daughters, Cynthia Delores Boyd of Columbia, Maryland; Cheri Lenette Kingston (Donald Jerome) of Columbia; Barbara Odessia Porter (Jacquence Carl) of Hopkins; and Stephanie Henrietta Lemon (Rodney Dion) of Blythewood; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.