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Matthew Richardson, Jr.

Funeral services for Matthew Richardson, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Keith Mitchell, were held at the Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial was held Saturday, December 22, 2018, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, at the Faith United Methodist Church Cemetery of Kingstree, with the Rev. Matthew Richardson, III, officiating.

Mr. Richardson, 75, died Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Emporia Manor in Emporia, Virginia. He was born March 22, 1943, the son of the late Rosalee Blanding Richardson and Matthew  Richardson, Sr. He was  a member of Phi  Beta Sigma Fraternity and American Legion Post #99. He was a member of Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He received his formal education in the public schools of Sumter, graduating with honors from Lincoln High School in 1960. Upon graduating from high school, he entered the United States Army, where he served as a sergeant (E5), devoting over six years of his life through active and reserved duty. He received the Combat Air Medal Award, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Korea Defense Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge awards. In 1969, he received his bachelor’s degree in education from Allen    University in Columbia. He later pursued his Master of Education degree from    the University of Virginia (1982), Charlottesville, Virginia. He taught in the Halifax County Public School System for 30 years as a science teacher at C.H. Friend Elementary School. He founded a Family Tutorial Program, where he worked with students and families in South Boston and Halifax County. He founded the C.H. Friend Karate Club! A brother, Stanley Richardson, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Essie J. Richardson; one daughter, Melinda Ponton (Michael) of Newport News, Virginia; one son, the Rev. Matthew Richardson, III (Vashunda) of South Boston, Virginia; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Franklin Brockington

Funeral services for Franklin “Frankie” Brockington, conducted by Bishop Larry McFadden, were held Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Oak Grove AME Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Fannie Thomas Cemetery of Cades.

Mr. Brockington died Friday, December 14, 2018. He was born March 26, 1961, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Mary M. Brockington Lemon and the late Willie Walter Hunter, and the stepson of the late Elijah Lemon. A brother preceded him in death. He attended school in Williamsburg County. He was employed by James Rose Cleaning Service.

Survivors are: six children, Angela Griffin of Greeleyville; Daszell Brockington (Keyona) of Florence; Franklin Brockington (Shakeyla), Walter Brockington (Quaynesha McDowell), and Richard Brockington (Alithia), all of Lake City; and Stacy Brockington of Charlotte, North Carolina; two brothers, Roy Lee Brockington (Gladys) and Frankie Lee Hunter (Vernisha) of Kingstree; four sisters, Shirley Griffin (Danny) of  Sumter; Ruth James (John)of Kingstree; Certisie Evans (Jerome) of New Zion; and  Delois Taylor  of Gable; and 11 grandchildren.

Brian Nixon, Sr.

Funeral services for Brian Van Elliott “Nick Nack” or “Scolly” Nixon, Sr., conducted by Dr. Elder Davis Anderson, were held Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. Nixon died Friday, December 14, 2018. He was born January 5, 1977, in Kingstree, the son of Govan Nixon and the late Priscilla Nixon. Two siblings, Ceirra Nixon and William Holden McCray, preceded him in death. He attended school in Hemingway, Williamsburg County. He was employed by Milliken Company in Kingstree; MS Carrier Truck Driver; and flooring with George Carr.

Survivors are:  his wife, Crystal Cochita Allen Nixon of Kingstree; one son, Brian Van Elliott Nixon, Jr. of Kingstree; his father,  Govan Nixon (Brenda) of Fort  Lauderdale, Florida; two sisters,  Rhonda  Wilson  of  Hemingway;  and Jasmin G. Nixon (Courtney Gibson) of Alabama; his mother and father in-law, Patricia (Neal) Allen of Kingstree; and his grandmother-in-law, Christer Bell Murphy of Kingstree.

Simon Glover

Funeral services for Simon Peter “Pete” Glover, conducted by the Rev. Sinclair Butler, were held Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Greenland Baptist Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Simmons Cemetery of Pineville.

Mr. Glover died Thursday, December 13, 2018. He was born November 22, 1951, in the Eadytown Section of Pineville, the son of the late Deacon Thomas Glover and Sis. Queenie Middleton Glover. He attended the Berkeley County School System. He was a member of Greenland Baptist Church. He moved to Jersey City, New Jersey and worked as a laborer in the cardboard industry in Newark, NJ. He was also a carpenter. A daughter, Melissa Nixon, and four siblings, Evangelist Earnestine Atkinson, Ruth Spann, Ronell Rogers, and Lucius Glover, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his companion, Rosa K. Stagger of the home; six sons, Simon Lamont Seabrook of New York; Cory Butler of Georgia; Dwyne Blanding of North Carolina; Simon Peter Glover, Jr. and Samuel Glover, both of Florida; and Michael Nixon of South Carolina; two daughters, Tanya Reid of Jersey City, New Jersey; and Venus Richardson of Florida; one sister, Thomesena May (Carl) of North Carolina; and 15 grandchildren.

Lorse Green

Funeral services for Lorse E. Green, conducted by the Rev. James Kelly Loadholt, were held Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Nazareth African Methodist Episcopal Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Nazareth Cemetery of Andrews.

Mr. Green died Friday, December 14, 2018, at the McLeod Hospital of Florence. He was born March 5, 1943, in the Suttons Community of Williamsburg    County, the son of the late Rebecca Green and Steven Bynum. He was a member of Nazareth AME Church. He attended Blakley Schools. He was employed by the Holiday Inn of Charleston for 36 years. Three brothers, Willie Green, Robert  Green, and Roland Green, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: eight sisters, Mattie Rivers of Andrews; Margaret Lee, Readith Davis, Jeannie Calhoun (Tommie), Robert Wilson, Merherlia Bynum-Tillman, Elaine Scott and Mary Bynum; three brothers, Stephen Bynum, Jr., Leon Bynum (Theresa) and William Charles Bynum (Pauline), all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

William Lundy

Funeral services for William Lundy, conducted by the Rev. Joyce Timmons, were held Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Barr Cemetery of Nesmith.

Mr. Lundy, 82, died Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Palmetto Richland Hospital of Columbia. He was born in Sparta, Georgia, the son of the late Ida Louise Lundy and Joseph Harris, Sr. He attended Sparta Georgia’s Educational System before moving to Apex, North Carolina during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. He then moved to New York City. He worked many jobs before his career as a supervisor for Karbo Steel Manufacturing Industries. He went on to create a business with the Taxi and Limousine Services before his retirement. Two sisters, Priscilla Shepherd Neal and Susie Patsy Harris-Dencil, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Christina Lundy of Columbia; one daughter, Denise Lundy of Staten Island, New York; one son, Maurice Lundy of Brooklyn, New York; daughter-in-law, Sheena Stringer Lundy of Brooklyn, New York; four brothers, Sonny (Emma Jean) Bateman of Atlanta, Georgia; Joseph Harris, Jr., of Brooklyn, New York; Dennis Harris (Juanita) and James Harris, both of Fuguay, North Carolina; and three grandchildren.

Jeanette Scott

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette Scott, conducted by the Rev. Keith Hunter, were held Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Broughton Cemetery of Trio.

Mrs. Scott, 82, of Baltimore, Maryland, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in Kingstree. She was born October 6, 1936, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Sidney Johnson and Maggie Tisdale­Johnson. She attended school in  Kingstree.  She was married to the late Luther Joe Scott. She moved to Baltimore, where she became employed by the Gannings Restaurant in Catonsville, Maryland as a cook and then went on to work for Baltimore Trade Center retiring in 2010. She was a Deaconess at  her New Christian Memorial Church. Two children, Patricia Scott and Leron Scott, and four siblings, Rosalie Johnson Lee, Baker Johnson, Rosafield Johnson, and Elijah Johnson, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Robert Scott (Deratha); one daughter, Joretta Scott-White; three adopted sons, Ronald Conners, Russell Davis, and Charles Hillery; one brother, Ben Johnson; eight grandchildren; four adopted grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Roy Franklin

Funeral services for Brother Roy Lee Franklin, conducted by Bishop Dr. Linwood Cooper and District Elder Dr. Leroy Graham, were held Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Believers Holiness Convention Center of Coward. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Goodwill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery of Cades.

Brother Franklin, 67, of Kingstree, died Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Carolinas Hospital System. He was born August 22, 1951, the son of the late Elijah and Ettarine Franklin. He received his formal education in the public school system of Williamsburg County, a 1970 graduate of Cades High School. Upon graduation, he was employed by Colonial Rubber and Coleman Industries, he was most affectionately known for his hobby as community mechanic. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. A daughter, Teresa Franklin, and four siblings, Anthony Franklin, J. Henderson Franklin, Carrie Franklin-Willard, and Ellarine Franklin-Hannah, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Reatha S. Franklin; three sons, William “Royce” Franklin (Darnell) of Myrtle Beach; Dean Franklin (Loutener) of Irma; and Elijah “Jermaine” Franklin (Tamanique) of Bonaire, Georgia; one daughter, Charnissia “Nissi” Franklin of Columbia; three brothers, Nathaniel Franklin of Hemingway; Donald E. Franklin (Carla) of Margate, Florida; and Everett Franklin (Clementine) of Kingstree; one sister, Cepie “Laura” Harvin of Hollywood, Florida; he served as a Spiritual Father to, Creeshona, Terreance, Jaylen, Alex, Seadera, Saniya, Kennedy and Makayla; and 10 grandchildren.

Lorena Washington

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorena Nesmith Washington, conducted by the Rev. Kelly Spann, II, were held Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the St. Paul AME Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Paul AME Church Cemetery of Georgetown.

Mrs. Washington died Friday, December 14, 2018. She was born November 25, 1939, on Kaminski Farm in Georgetown County, the daughter of the late Walter and Rebecca Trappier Nesmith. She was married to the late Renold Washington. A sister, Flossie Hallback, and a daughter, Roslind Washington, preceded her in death. She was educated in the Georgetown Public Schools. She attended Howard High School, where she graduated in 1957. She moved to Jamaica, New York in 1958. She was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for five years. She also was employed by Ideal Toy Corp. as a supervisor for 10 years. She worked for New York State until she retired. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada for 10 years, and she returned to Georgetown in 1991. She was a member of St. Paul AME Church (Sampit).

Survivors are: six children, Ronnie Washington (Tonita) of White Plains, New York; Jarees Washington (Ebony) (Ebony) of Long Island, New York; Anthony Washington (Vidette) of Howard Beach, New York; Dierdre Knowlin (Renaldo), Dana Washington of Jamaica, New York; and Dinah Washington (Warren) of Staten Island, New York; one sister, Bertie Green of Georgetown; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Charlie Hill

Funeral services for Charlie “Charlie Rag” Hill, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Major Brown, III, were held Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church of Cross. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church Cemetery of Pineville.

Mr. Hill died Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Pruitt Health of Moncks Corner. He was born January 31, 1966, in Cross, the son of the late Otis Hill and Annie Mae Bryant-Hill. He was educated in the schools of Berkeley County. Gifted with his hands, he relocated to Washington, DC, where he was employed by Wilson Masonry. He returned to Cross in 2000. He was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church. Two brothers, Alphonso Hill and Raffie Hill, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: four sisters, “Brenda” West, of the home, caretaker; and Pearl Pinckney (Edward), Vernell Wilson and Legretta Hill, all of Cross; four brothers, Roy Hill (Miriam) of Bronx, New York; Bernard Hill (Vicky) of Williamsburg, Virginia; Sylvester Hill of Cross; and James Hill (Velda) of Lusby, Maryland; and a great-great-niece and caretaker, Madison “Nappy-Head” Harris.

Naomi Singletary

Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Jennie Montgomery Singletary, conducted by the Rev. Richard W. Crummy, were held Sunday, December 23, 2018, at the Historical Greater St. James AME Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Poston Cemetery of Cades.

Mrs. Singletary died Monday, December 17, 2018. She was born February 19, 1928, in Ansonia, Connecticut, the daughter of the late Benjamin Arnett Montgomery, Sr. and Emma Jane Mouzon Montgomery. She was a member of the Historical Greater St. James AME Church, where she worked as a lay member, missionary, pulpit aide and doorkeeper. She received her high school diploma from Lake City Colored High School. She graduated from Palmer Beauty College in Charleston. She worked as a cosmetologist for many years. She lived in Buffalo, New York for 28 years. There, she was co-proprietor of Naomi’s Neighborhood Market. She was an active member of St. Luke AME Zion Church, where she ushered until her return to Lake City and an active member of the Boys and Girls Club in Buffalo, New York, where she tutored children in academics. She was married to the late James Singletary. Four siblings, Samuel Montgomery, Sr., Benjamin A. Montgomery, Jr., Lethonia Mason, and Elease Bryant, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Rufus E. Timmons  (Roberta) of Greenville; one daughter, Emma Carol Martin (Russell) of the home; two stepsons, James Singletary, Jr. and Richard Singletary of Buffalo, New York; two brothers, Leroy Montgomery and Lawrence Montgomery (Claudia); three sisters, Lillian Greene, Evelyn Rogers and Allie Christine Cameron; five grandchildren; and five great-grandsons.

Ernest Simmons

Funeral services for Ernest  “Kirby” Simmons, conducted by the Rev. Archie R. Fair, were held Monday, December 17, 2018, at the Greater St. James AME Church of Summerville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Bob Field Hill Cemetery of Summerville.

Mr. Simmons died Sunday, December 9, 2018. He was born August 18, 1960, the son of Matthew and Viola Simmons. He attended Berkeley County Schools in Moncks Corner. Kirby enjoyed anything that had to do with the outdoors. He also loved carpentry.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, are: three brothers, Jerome Simmons (Ruth Ann), Rodney Simmons (Patricia) and Delanor Simmons (Pam); three sisters, Gwendolyn Simmons  (Isiah), Phyllis Campbell (Larry) and Regina Kinlaw (Maurice); seven children, Katitia White (Antoine), Terrance “Terelle” Simmons, Candida Birch, Jermaine Simmons, LaToya Simmons, Ashley Simmons and Earnest Simmons; and 19 grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Desmond Clarke, Brandon Smith, Keon Smith, Jerome Simmons, Jr., Shaun Simmons, and Jamal Johnson (Lakia).