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Idalyn Brown

Dr. Idalyn Stoll Brown, beloved wife of Carol E. Brown, died suddenly Saturday, November 24, 2018, in Lake City.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held Tuesday, November 27, 2018, in Kingstree Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Tisdale Cemetery.

Dr. Brown was born April 9, 1935, in Columbia, the daughter of the late Philip Cunningham and Charles McLeod Stoll. She soon moved to Kingstree, her father’s native home, and spent her childhood and youth in their home on Academy Street. She was educated in the Kingstree schools and was recognized during her youth for her musical talent. She married her high school sweetheart, Carol, on June 1, 1956. During their 62 years of marriage, they shared many adventures and moves due to Carol’s Air Force assignments and career opportunities. She earned a PHD in Experimental Psychology from The University of Georgia in Athens, GA, but prior to this, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Coker College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Salem College, and a Master of Science degree in Psychology from Francis Marion University. She spent the following years evaluating children with brain injuries, lecturing at universities and medical conferences, and publishing articles on brain injury. She worked at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA, Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC and Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno, CA, and she completed her career in private practice in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Dr. Brown was also a member of MENSA. She was a member of Kingstree Presbyterian Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, are: two children, Mike Brown (Louise) of Lake City; and Susan Stoll Brown-Tate, MD, of Louisville, Kentucky; two 2 siblings, Phil Stoll of Whiteville, North Carolina; and Charlene Stoll Hale of Lexington; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or Kingstree Presbyterian Church, PO Box 904, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Ralph Fennell, Jr.

Ralph Cleo Fennell, Jr., 70, died Thursday, November 22, 2018, at his residence.

A family service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Fennell was born February 24, 1948, in Kingstree, the son of the late Ralph Cleo Fennell, Sr. and Barbara Huggins Fennell. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and received a Bachelor degree from Clemson University and a Master of Arts degree in education from the University of SC. He was retired after serving as principal of Greeleyville Elementary School and Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Williamsburg County Schools.

Survivors are: one son, Brad Fennell (Temple) of Pooler, Georgia; two sisters, Saundra F. Dyson (Bill) of Georgetown; and Pam F. McGill (Yancey) of Kingstree; and two grandchildren.

Cassandra Beachum

Funeral services for Dr. Cassandra Curry “San” Beachum, conducted by Eldress Elaine Epps and the Rev, J.M. Flemming, were held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Union American Freewill Baptist of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Faith United Methodist Church Cemetery of Kingstree.

Dr. Beachum died Saturday, November 24, 2018. She was born January 27, 1950, the daughter of the late Pastor David Curry and Mrs. Flossie Mae Kennedy Curry of Kingstree. She was a member of Union Baptist Church of Kingstree. She was very competitive and graduated number one in her sixth grade class, earning her the title of Miss W.M. Anderson Elementary School. She enjoyed reading and was gifted in music. As a teenager, she played the piano at her home church, Union Baptist, along with Bethlehem Baptist Church and other community churches. She continued to excel in high school, graduating with honors in the Class of 1966 Tomlinson High School. Her quest for education led her to Allen University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1970. Later   she received a Masters in Christian Counseling. She worked and resided in Columbia, after graduating from college. Approximately 10 years later, she relocated to Sumter, where she worked as a counselor at the   Department of South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation. She enjoyed helping young people with disabilities to receive career counseling and employment assistance. She was also dedicated to helping South Carolinians to become employed and maintain employment by providing them with individualized services and other educational and by providing them with individualized services and other educational and employment needs. She received many honors and citations for her work in Sumter. Her contributions to the Pee Dee Region earned her a transfer to the   Williamsburg County office, where she worked as a counselor and was later named director. She retired from South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation in 1990 after 20 or more years of service. When she returned to Kingstree, she received “the call” into the ministry. She conducted outreach activities for the church, helping members with food, shelter and assistance using her personal finances, and teaching Bible study classes. She received her honorary Doctorate of Divinity from United Fellowship for Christ Bible Institute, Inc. for establishing and assisting with the foundation of churches in the southeast region. A sister, Hattie Curry Miller, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one sister, Lady Carrie C. Brock of Kingstree; and two nephews and one niece.

JaShaun Mack

Funeral services for Master JaShaun O’Brien “Shaun” Mack, conducted by the Rev. John D. Washington, were held Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. James M.B. Church Cemetery of Greeleyville.

Master Mack died Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at his residence in Greeleyville. He was born January 8, 2009, in Manning, the son of Jacqueline Mack. In 2010, he began his battle with cancer. He attended Greeleyville Elementary School, where he was an honor roll student. He was revered by his classmates and teachers who often visited him and sent him words of encouragement. He had aspirations of being a chef and often cooked meals for his family. He also aspired to be a professional Youtuber.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of the home, are: one brother, JaTerrian Mack of the home; and his grandmother, Dorothy Mack of Greeleyville.

John Reed

Funeral services for John Henry Reed, conducted by Rev. Elder B. Holmes, were held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Gospel Missionary Baptist Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Gospel M.B. Church Cemetery of Georgetown.

Mr. Reed died Monday, November 26, 2018. He was born March 4, 1955, in Georgetown County, the son of the late Isaac and Sallie Reed. Two brothers, Billy Coley and Harry Reed, preceded her in death. He received his formal education in the Georgetown County Public School System. He was employed for many years as a commercial truck driver. He was a member of Gospel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are: his wife, Zelbeth “Kitty” Tucker Reed; three children, Wautausha Geathers Taylor (Fred) of Columbia; Leon Curtis Reed (Tamara) of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Sherry C. Reed of Georgetown; three brothers, Solomon Reed (Violet) and Ray Reed (Wanda) of Georgetown; and Isaac Reed, Jr. (Nell) of Columbia; three sisters, Rebecca Grant and Mary R. Robinson (David) of Georgetown; and Evangelist Deborah Smalls (Matthew) of Kansas City, Missouri; and eight grandchildren.

Floral bearers were Stephanie Hayward, Annette Hayward, Claudetta Holmes Hallman, Connie A. Solomon, and Martha Holmes.

Pallbearers were Reggie Reed, Justin Castle, Marvin Reed, Donnell Temple, Solomon P. Reed, Anthony Lamont Giles, Terry Reed, and Ronald Grant, Jr.

Pinckney Player

Funeral services for Pinckney Ottelah Player, conducted by the Rev. Hermon Mitchell Gibson and Elder Willie Witherspoon, were held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church of Turbeville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Hickory Grove Cemetery of Turbeville.

Mr. Player died Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at McLeod Hospice House of Florence. He was born July 11, 1936, in Turbeville, the son of the late Arthur D. and Helen McFadden Player. He was educated in the Clarendon County Public School System. He moved to various cities throughout Georgia and South Carolina, doing construction work. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. He was married to the late Queen Ester Manigault Player. A son, Louis Junior Player, and seven siblings, Thomas Player, Joseph Player, Blake Player, Jenny Player, Mary Fleming, Mary Pressley, and Ruby Mae Miller, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: five sisters, Lily Ham (Nathaniel) of New Zion; Jennie Caldwell (Charles) of Wilmington, North Carolina; Helena Smith (Corral) of Scranton; Ann Prince (Roy Lee Godfrey) of Lake City; and Elizabeth Jackson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and two brothers, Sammy Player (Tami) of Turbeville; and Luther Player (Flora) of Norfolk, Virginia.

Geraldine Brockington

Funeral services for Mrs. Geraldine House Brockington, conducted by the Rev. Phillip Boyd, were held Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the St. Michael Baptist Church of New Zion. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Michael Baptist Church Cemetery of New Zion.

Mrs. Brockington died Monday, November 26, 2018. She was born December 25, 1935, in Clarendon County, the daughter of the late Lewis and Phosea Doughty House. Four siblings, Irene House, Leroy House, Samuel House, and Marie H. Brockington, preceded her in death.  She received her formal education at Scott’s Branch High School in Clarendon County. She was employed for a period of time by Warsaw Manufacturing Company of Kingstree. She was an employee of Baxter Healthcare for nearly 30 years, until her retirement. She was a member of St. Michael Baptist Church, where she served as Church Clerk, President of the Youth Ensemble Choir and President of the Pastor’s Aide Auxiliary. She also served as President of the Black River Union.

Survivors are: her husband, Deacon Charles R. Brockington of the home; three children, Mrs. Shirlene Giles (Pastor Johnnie L.I.) of Fayetteville, North Carolina; Sylvia Barr (George) and Charles Wayne Brockington (Vernia) of Kingstree; three sisters, Beulah Wright, Jannie House and Willene Brockington of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; three brothers, Lewis House of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Willie House of Manhattan, New York; and Overton House (Carolyn) of Davis Station; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sharon Robinson

Funeral services for Sharon Denise “Nease” Robinson, conducted by the Rev. Harry L.D. Loyd, were held Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Emanuel Reformed Episcopal Church of Alvin. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Emanuel Reformed Episcopal Churchyard Cemetery of Alvin.

Ms. Robinson died Sunday, November 25, 2018, in Summerville. She was born September 25, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Addison Robinson, Sr. and Ethel Goodman Robinson. She received her primary education in Atlanta, Georgia before relocating to Alvin, where she continued her education in the Berkeley County School System. She was a member of Emanuel Reformed Episcopal Church. Two siblings, Addison Robinson, Jr. and Barbara Ann Goodman, preceded her in death.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, both of Alvin, are: five children, Shanika Robinson of Columbia; Shaquiora and Sharmein Robinson, both of Summerville; and Joe and Javon Jones, both of Moncks Corner; an adopted son, Kwame Dingle of Columbia; two brothers, Levant Goodman, Sr. (Hernetha) of Alvin; and Allen Robinson, Sr. of Atlanta, Georgia; two half-brothers, Andrew McNeil of Alvin; and Kevin McNeil of Moncks Corner; and 14 grandchildren.  

Pallbearers were Joe Jones, Javon Jones, Andrew McNeil, Allen Robinson, Sr., Waymond Washington, and Kevin McNeil.

Ernest Coleman

Funeral services for Ernest Daniel “ Birddog” Coleman, conducted by the Rev. Bobby L. Smith, Sr., were held Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the Zion Canaan Baptist Church of Columbia. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, was held Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Union Baptist Church#2 Cemetery of Andrews.

Mr. Coleman died Tuesday, November 20, 2018. He was born August 8, 1963, the son of the late Henry and Viola Coleman. He received his formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He continued his education at Morris College in Sumter, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He was also a member of the Columbia Chapter of the Morris College Alumni Association. He was a very proud member of the Delta Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in Kingstree, where he served the community for almost four years. He was a Certified Nursing Assistant and a Patient Care Tech who worked in the medical field for more than 29 years between Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Baptist Hospitals in Columbia, before he retired in 2016. In addition, he was an active member of the Zion Canaan Brotherhood and assisted in any way he could with the cleaning up of the churchyard and assisting with the mentoring of the young boys at Latimor Manor. He also assisted Senator John L. Scott with numerous community service projects.

Survivors are: his wife, Alice Coleman of the home; three daughters, Candice Coleman and Ebony Coleman, both of Columbia; and Ramona Battiste of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Kaywine Voneric Giles (Christa) of Maysville, Kentucky; two brothers, Jerome A. Coleman (Earnestine) of Salters; and Solomon Coleman of Sampit; one sister, Latysha Coleman of Charlotte, North Carolina; five adopted brothers, Elton McCray, Neon McCray, Anthony McCray, Randy McCray, and Richard McCray; four adopted sisters, Marilyn Mitchum, Nathene Farley, Jackie Wilson, and Wanda Brown; and seven grandchildren.

Clara Ladson

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Bell Ladson, conducted by the Rev. James Brown, were held Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Greater Gethesemane Missionary Baptist Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greater Gethesemane Church Cemetery of Georgetown.

Mrs. Ladson died Friday, November 23, 2018, at her residence. She was born September 24, 1935, in Georgetown County, the daughter of the late Isaac Keith and Nancy Wallace Keith. She was married to the late Aruther Ladson. She was a member of Greater Gethesemane Missionary Baptist Church. She was a great help in the kitchen and was also a gospel singer with the Heavenly Gospel Singers. She was employed by Broke Dale Hospital in New York, A Belk Factory and the Pocket Book Factory in New York City. After moving from New York, she later worked as a seamstress at Oneita Mill in Andrews. After leaving Oneita, she was employed by Piggly Wiggly of Georgetown, as head cook. A daughter, Linda Gilliard, and four siblings, Orianna Keith, Luretha Evans, Leman Keith, and Lessie Keith, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Mildred Ladson Davis (Jouniorlee) of Georgetown; five adopted children, Shirley Jackson (Cleo) of Hemingway; Tony Keith, Patricia Grant (Kenneth) and Majorie Keith, all of Georgetown; and Nancy Ladson (Josh) of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Mary Stafford (Johnny) and Mary Alice Keith, both of Georgetown; three brothers, Nathaniel Keith (Jean) and Cliff Bellamy, both of Andrews; and Isaac Keith of Georgetown; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.