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Teareather McClary

Teareather “Tea” Brown McClary, 79, of Kingstree, died Sunday, December 15, 2019, at her residence in Kingstree.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Barry McFadden and Elder Leroy McClary, were held Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the St. Michael United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery.

Mrs. McClary was born August 17, 1940, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Arthur and Nancy Dukes Brown. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County.  She was employed by International Paper of Bennettsville and served as a domestic worker. She was a member of St. Michael United Methodist Church, where she served as a communion steward, a member of the kitchen committee, the usher board and the United Methodist Women. A daughter, Brenda Lee McClary Barr, and a sister, Annie Mae Brown, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: her husband, Gillie David McClary of the home; two daughters, Betty McClary of Columbia; and Barbara McClary Brunson of Kingstree; two she reared as her own, Janesha Anderson (Albert), granddaughter and caregiver of the home; and Cynthia Harden (Roderick), niece of District Heights, Maryland; one sister, Joann Young of Hyattsville, Maryland; two Goddaughters, Cynthia Grimmage Green of Georgetown; and Geranda Barr (George) of Nesmith; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

LaCrease Brayboy

Funeral services for LaCrease Belynda “Crease” Brayboy, conducted by the Rev. Minister Daphine Graham, were held Thursday, December 19, 2019, at the Chapel of Peace of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Camerontown Cemetery of Lake City.

Ms. Brayboy died Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the McLeod Hospice House of Florence. She was born August 14, 1985, in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of Mrs. Judy Brayboy­Gore and Unslo Howell. She attended Florence School District #3, and graduated from Job Corp in Bamberg with a trade in culinary arts.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, are: her husband, Joe Brown of the home; three sons, Malachi Brayboy, Derrick Williams, and King Brown, all of the home; her stepdaughter, Kimberly Brown and stepson, Imonica Brown of Scranton; two sisters, Latesa Gore of Florence; and Courtney Howell of Manhattan, New York; and two brothers, Thaddeus Brayboy of Florence; and Unslo Howell, Jr. of Manhattan, New York.

Floral Bearers were Barbara Poston, Leslie Bell, Genovia Scott, Melissa Howard, CaSandra Fulliard, and Yolonda Tucker.

Pallbearers were Raymond Brown, Noah Thomas, Daronde Brown, and Nathen Fulliard.

Kreed Bateman

Funeral services for Kreed Cornell Bateman, conducted by Elder Frank Bateman, were held Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Chapel of Grace of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Snow Cemetery of Andrews.

Mr. Bateman died Tuesday, December 10, 2019. He was born March 26, 1988, at   Georgetown Memorial Hospital, the son of Dwayne and Darlene Bateman. Later, he relocated to Wilmington, Delaware. He later moved back to Andrews, where he attended Andrews Elementary, Rosemary Middle School, and Andrews High School. He was known as a mixed martial arts fighter. He fought many matches in different states. He was a carpenter by trade. A brother, Dwayne Davis, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his father, Dwayne Bateman; his mother, Darlene Bateman; three children, Zyon Harris, Jatorium Bateman and Shoniya Bateman; a   loving and devoted friend, Clarissa Samuel; and two siblings, Matthew Davis and La’Shawnda Bateman.

Lorie James

Funeral services for Lorie Ann “Poochie” Washington James, conducted by the Rev. Cindy Shaw and the Rev. Ronald Washington, were held Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Bethel United Methodist Church of St. Stephen. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, was held Monday, December 23, 2019, at the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery of Columbia.

Ms. James died Thursday, December 12, 2019. She was born May 14, 1974, in Charleston, the daughter of Barbara Washington and the late John “Joe” Washington. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church of St. Stephen, where she served on the Youth Usher Board. The family relocated to Fort Carson, Colorado in 1983, and she then became a member of Peoples United Methodist Church. She was an active in the church youth group and she joined the youth choir. She graduated from Sierra High School of Colorado Springs, Colorado in May 1992, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force September of the same year. She traveled the world serving her country proudly for 20 years. On September 30, 2012, she retired from the Air Force with the rank of Master Sergeant, and made Sumter her home. Two siblings, Lisa Bennett and Thomas “Tom” Ravenell, Jr., preceded her in death.

Survivors, in addition to her mother of St. Stephen, are: one daughter, Keianna “KeKe” Washington of Memphis, Tennessee; two sons, Xavier Washington and Kaiden Hales of Sumter; and two sisters, Leslie Washington of Irving, Texas; and Stephanie Walker (William) of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Jania Holt

Funeral services for Mrs. Jania Eva Mae Holt, conducted by Bishop Cardell Wright, D.D., were held Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Jerusalem Center of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Nazareth AME Church Cemetery of Andrews.

Mrs. Holt died Friday, December 13, 2019.  She was born August 23, 1931, the daughter of the late Samuel and Anna Lee Jenkins Greene. She attended Williamsburg and New Hanover County Schools. She was married to the late Lee Arnet Holt. Seven children, Arnet, Jr., Johnny, Isabella, Donnie, Veronica, Eva, and Shirley, preceded her in death. Oneita Knitting Mill employed her for many years. She was also the co-owner of “Twin Daycare Center” for many years. She served in various roles in the church as an usher and mother of the church at Faith Assembly of Disciple.

Survivors are: her stepmother, Jean Holt; eight daughters, Bearlest Nwuse (Chico) of Maryland; Annette Benn (Allen), Jeanette Frost, Monetta Ford (Charles), Maggie Holt, Shervy Murray, and Monic Williams (Willie), all of Andrews; and Vera Lewis (Lou) of Hemingway; four sons, Jessie James Holt (Jennifer) and Ferald Holt, both of Andrews; Gerald Holt (Sharon) of Atlanta, Georgia; and Ronnie Holt (Anita) of Charlotte, North Carolina; one brother, Will Greene (Bernice) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one  sister, Denise Harris of Myrtle Beach; 50 grandchildren;  108 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Carlton Crawford, Sr.

Funeral services for Carlton Stanley Crawford, Sr., conducted by the Rev. Lee F. Shaw, were held Monday, December 16, 2019, at the Messiah Reformed Episcopal Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Pineville-Sunset Cemetery of Pineville.

Mr. Crawford died Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the Summerville Medical Center of Summerville. He was born September 10, 1957, the son of the late George and Annie Lee Crawford.  He was educated in the Berkeley County School System and attended St. Stephen High School.  He started a successful career, as a plumber in 1975 and later became a master plumber and supervisor. His career flourished for 42 years. He was a member of Messiah Reformed Episcopal Church. He was married to the late Elizabeth Jenkins. A brother, Joenathan Crawford, preceded him in death.

Survivors are:  one daughter, Alanthya Jenkins; two sons, Carlton Crawford, Jr. and Justin Crawford; four sisters, Georgie Pierce, Hazel Crawford, Sentnellia  “Pearl” Collins  (Chance), and Brenda  “Judy” Johnson (Larry); and four grandsons.

Pallbearers were Reginald Brown, Deacon Clifford Grant, Alfradeco Sanders, Pastor Sam Gourdine, Joseph Sherpard, Patrick Jenkins, Malquan Gillard, Darrell Timmons, and Minister Darries Gourdine.

A. Laurence Chandler, Jr.

Alvin Laurence Chandler, Jr., 82, died Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at Prince George Nursing Facility.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Lane United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Mr. Chandler was born February 22, 1937, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Alvin Laurence and Janie Belle Royal Chandler. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School. He was a partner in Chandler’s Garage in Lane. He was an accomplished pianist and organist; starting his career at Lane Presbyterian Church, and he retired after 25 years at Kingstree United Methodist Church and after retirement he played at Lane United Methodist Church. He played for many weddings, funerals, and special occasions in our community.

Survivors are: one daughter, Ellen C. Stuckey (Tommy) of Nesmith; and one brother, Don Chandler (Bertha Ann) of Kingstree.

Memorials may be made to Lane United Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lane, SC 29564.

Benjamin Rollerson

Funeral services for Benjamin “Ben” Rollerson, conducted by the Rev. Richard W. Crummy, were held recently. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, was held at Restlawn Cemetery of Lake City.

Mr. Rollerson was born July 12, 1940, in St. Stephen, the son of the late Maybelle and Henry Richardson. He attended the Bethel United Methodist Church of St. Stephen. He relocated to Lake Worth, Florida in 1956 and later became a member of Palm Beach SDA Church. He was the owner and operator of Rollerson’s contract roofing company until his retirement in 2008. He returned home to Lake City in 2009. He was married to the late Almetta Dean Rollerson. A brother, Henry McKinley Richardson, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: five sisters, Annette Richardson, Janie Fulmore, and Ida Burgess, all of Lake City; Rosa Lee Richardson Simmons of Columbia; and Elouise Frazier (David) of Florence; and one brother, Joseph Richardson of Kingstree.

Baby Boy Christopher Barr

Baby Boy Christopher Barr died Wednesday, December 18, 2019. He was born November 13, 2019, in Florence, the son of Christine Lyons and James Barr.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: his grandmothers, Ann McCormick and Mary Parson; his grandfathers, Aaron Turner and William Cooper; and his Godparents, Yvette James and Moses Cooper.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Henryhand Funeral Home.

Warren Thompson

Funeral services for Warren Dale “Wally” Thompson, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Barbara R. Chisolm, were held Monday, December 23, 2019, at the Greater Zion AME Church of Awendaw. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Greater Zion Eternal Estate of Awendaw.

Mr. Thompson died Tuesday, December 17, 2019. He was born April 3, 1963, in Bartow, Florida, the son of the late Catherine Thompson and David Jerry Thompson. He attended Jeannie Moore Elementary and Laing Middle School. He volunteered at the Awendaw Fire Department for four years in the mid 80s. He then went to work as a landscaper for approximately 15-17 years. He lived in Myrtle Beach for 15 years. In March of 2007, he moved back to  Awendaw. In 2017, he began living at Pruitt Nursing Home. A brother, Leslie Thompson, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: one son, Christopher Whiteside  (Amanda); five siblings, Annette Thompson, David Thompson, III  (Sandra), Louis Thompson, Wendy Green, and Carla T. White; and two grandchildren.

Kathaleen Bryant

Funeral services for Evangelist Dr. Kathaleen C. “ Kathy” Bryant, conducted by Presiding Bishop Dr. Linwood Cooper, were held Monday, December 23, 2019, at the Believers Holiness Conference Center of Coward. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Florence National Cemetery of Florence.

Dr. Bryant died Tuesday, December 17, 2019. She was born December 28, 1957, in Florence, the daughter of the late Josephine McFadden and James Bryant. She was a 1975 graduate of Lake City High School and furthered her education at Coker College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. She earned a Doctorate from Believers Bible Institute, as well as numerous awards over the many years in business and ministry. She was a member of St. Mark Believers Holiness Church, where she served as vice president of Women of Power, an advisor to My Sistah’s Keeper and member of the Ministerial Staff.

Survivors are:  her husband, Willie Lee Bryant of the home; three sons, Willie Bryant, Jr. (Tyla) of Lafayette, Georgia; Michael Bryant of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Kristain Bryant of the home; two stepdaughters, Dr. Robin Coletrain of Columbia; and Pastor Ellen Gilyard of Florence; two brothers, Janel L. Bryant and Johnny Bryant of Lake City; one sister, Geneva V. Bryant of Lake City; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Estella Dargan-Singletary

Funeral services for Mrs. Estella “Stella” Dargan-Singletary, conducted by the Rev. Michael Barr, were held Sunday, December 22, 2019, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church of Johnsonville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Paul U.M. Church Cemetery of Johnsonville.

Mrs. Dargan-Singletary died Sunday, December 15, 2019. She was born September 25, 1933, in Sumter County, the daughter of Martha Millita Dargan and Ben Dargan. She was married to Rev.  Johnie Singletary. Ten siblings and one granddaughter, Melissa Graves-Fulmore, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Rebecca Graves of Johnsonville; one sister, Irean Pearson (Aaron) of Sumter; one brother, David Dargan of Brooklyn, New York; three grandsons; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Annie Wiggins

Funeral services for Annie Myrl “Duggie” Wiggins, conducted by the Rev. Joshua Prioleau, were held Thursday, December 26, 2019, at the Day Dawn Baptist Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery Pineville.

Ms. Wiggins died Thursday, December 19, 2019, at the Lake Moultrie Nursing Facility of St. Stephen. She was born February 14, 1936, in Pineville, the daughter of the late Stephen and Venus White-Wiggins of Pineville. She was a member of Day Dawn Baptist Church. She received her early childhood education at the J.K. Gourdin Elementary School of Pineville and her formative education began at Russellville High School but she went on to graduate from Central High School in Cross in 1957. Upon graduating, she attained employment in Atlantic City, New Jersey and later in White Plains, New York. After returning home, she was employed by the Jamestown Wool Plant. She helped to beautify some of the schools in Berkeley County and cared for the elderly.

She served on the Missionary Board at Day Dawn Baptist Church and frequently filled in to teach and close the Sunday School Services. God blessed her with an angelic voice where she acquired an amazing love for singing. She sang on the Convention Choir, Association Choir, Senior Choir, and the Gospel Choir. Two sisters, Adeline Newland and Harriet Wiggins; and two children, Melvin and Carmiletta Wiggins, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: four children, Canzetta Kaiser of Woodbridge, Virginia; Steven Wiggins of Pineville; Linda Lovelace of Triangle, Virginia; and Lorri Dyson (Keith) of Manassas, Virginia; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Wiggins of Pineville; two adopted nieces, Jacqueline Montgomery and Marlena Blanding, that she loved like her own daughters of Pineville; considered a special son, Earl Stays; one Godson, Alonzo Williams of St. Stephen; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Stanley Blanding, Keith Dyson, Alonzo Williams, Maurice Washington, Wilbur Montgomery, and Andre’ Singleton.

Frances Hanna

Frances McClary Hanna, 79, widow of Samuel E. Hanna, died Monday, December 30, 2019, at MUSC of Charleston.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the McClary Cemetery.

Mrs. Hanna was born April 13, 1940, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Joseph Zeno and Alethia DuBose McClary. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was a housewife. She attended Kingstree Second Baptist Church. Five siblings preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Samuel Dale Hanna of Summerville; one daughter, Penny Hanna; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to McClary Cemetery, c/o Drew McClary, 240 Twins Road, Kingstree, SC 29556 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Lucille Frye

Mrs. Miriam Lucille Wise Frye, 92, wife of the late McLeon Frye, died Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at the Carlyle Senior Care of Kingstree.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the chapel at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Frye was born November 5, 1927, in Florence County, the daughter of the late Joseph Barney Wise and Nellie Rhames Wise. She worked at Kingstree Manufacturing and at C Tucker’s over the years as well as being a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of Kingstree Second Baptist Church. Two sons, Bobby Frye and McNeil Frye, a grandson, Danny Frye, a daughter-in-law, Delane Frye, and a brother J.B. Wise, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Donald Frye of Columbia; two daughters-in-law, Danette Frye and Janice Frye, both of Kingstree; one sister, Willie Mae Holladay of Hebron; one brother, Willie Joe Wise of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree Second Baptist Church, Building Fund, 20 Dennis Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Joy Duke

Joy Langston Duke, 86, widow of Robert Edward Duke, died Thursday, January 2, 2020, at the McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence.

A celebration of her life was held Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Duke was born August 11, 1933, in Florence County, the daughter of the late G.W. Langston and Urah McKenzie Langston. She was a member of Kingstree Presbyterian Church. Her first grandson, Travis Hales, her siblings from the first family, Pressley Langston, Hattie Kirby, Vivian Langston, Olive Vause, Stephen Langston, Bonnie Jones, and Katie Welch, and her siblings from the second family, Edith Johnson, Odell Lambert, Lucy Enter, and Thomas D. Langston, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: two daughters, Gaye D. Leviner (Hank) of Wallace; and Gwen D. Kirby (Keels) of Hebron; two very dedicated companions who gave “Miss Joy” tender, loving care for the past few years, Debbie Filyaw and Alicia Shaw; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree Presbyterian Church, PO Box 904, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Cecil Walker

Cecil Parker Walker, 81, died Friday, January 3, 2020, at MUSC Health-Carolinas of Florence.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Lane United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, will follow at the Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Mr. Walker was born November 1, 1938, in Kingstree, the son of the late Cecil Reid and Edna Parker Walker. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and an Army veteran. He worked for Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in the Signal Department, and later for Suburban Propane, and retired from Mishoe Oil and Propane Company. He was a member of Lane United Methodist Church and a former member of Lane Town Council.

 Survivors are: two sisters, Leila W. Hogan of Greenville; and Mattie W. Bradford (Richard) of Sumter; nieces and nephews; and three dedicated friends, Mildred Cooper, Ed Bell, and James Palmer.

Mr. Cecil’s family will greet friends at 12 p.m. just before the service at Lane United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Lane United Methodist Church, PO Box 38, Lane, SC 29564.