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Azalee Brown

Azalee Dukes Brown, 83, wife of Mauldin Brown, died suddenly Saturday, July 14, 2018, in her garden at home.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Williamsburg Funeral Home. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Brown was born September 13, 1934, in Greeleyville, the daughter of the late Weekus Stokes Dukes and Mary Alice Timmons Dukes. She was a graduate of Greeleyville High School and was a long time manager of Brown’s Barbeque in Kingstree. She was a member of Kingstree Garden Club and a member of Kingstree First Baptist Church, where she served on various committees. Four siblings, Wheeler Dukes, James Dukes, Marbeth Cain, and Carey Dukes, preceded her in death.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, Thomas Mauldin Brown, Sr., are: four children, Thomas M. Brown, Jr. of Kingstree; Eunice B. Beard (Steve) of Columbia; Mary Alice Brown of Mt. Pleasant; and Michael D. Brown (Abigail) of Cordesville; two sisters, Mary Ellen Oliver of Greeleyville; and Juanita Thompson of Kingstree; one brother, Grady Dukes of Chapin; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Rebecca Brockington

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca “ Betty” Brockington, conducted by the Rev. O’Tis Prioleau, were held Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Salters, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brockington, 78, died Friday, July 6, 2018, at the McElveen Manor of Sumter. She was born September 25, 1939, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Herbert Shaw and Mabel Murray Shaw. She was a 1958 graduate of Tomlinson High School. She was a 1962 graduate of Benedict College of Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She was married to the late Sgt. Milton R. Brockington. She served Williamsburg County for many years as an educator and advocate  for students and adults with special needs; she retired  in 2008 from the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board and other auxiliaries of the church for many years. A sister, Mary Ellen Shaw, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Troy Brockington (Kimberly); one brother, Yourith Shaw (Geraldine); four cousins raised as siblings, Frances Penn, Hortence Shaw, Mary Alice Kennedy-Rollerson, and John Henry Kennedy; and two grandchildren.

Timothy Golden

Funeral services for Timothy Lavern “Tim” Golden were held Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the New Light Baptist Church of Georgetown, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. Golden died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at his residence in Georgetown. He was born September 14, 1962, in Georgetown, the son of the late James Alex (Mayo) Golden and Ora Bell Holmes (OB) Golden. A daughter, Tyanna Golden, preceded him in death. He was reared in the Graves Station area of Georgetown County. He was a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church. He attended St. Cyprian School in Georgetown until the eighth grade. Then he attended Georgetown High School and graduated in 1980. He was employed by Holiday Inn in Georgetown at the age of 15 and continued his employment with Holiday Inn all through high school and after graduation. He later enrolled in Alliance Truck Driving School, and was employed at International Paper Mill of Georgetown in the boxcar division for two years. He worked in Charleston, trucking until he and his father partnered in business as T & J Trucking. He worked various places including Lambert Logging and Don’s Car Crushing. He acquired the handle “Goldman” or “Goldie.”

Survivors are: his wife, Lucy Hawkins Golden of Jamestown; one daughter, Asia Golden of Jamestown; two stepdaughters, Latoria Smith (Malik) of Columbia; and Vondra Moore (Nathaniel) of Huger; one stepson, Darrell Hawkins of Columbia; two sisters, Minister Ophelia Snow Kelly of Georgetown; and Germaine Frasier (Rodney) of Atlanta, Georgia; two brothers, James Nesmith (Maldonia) of Conway; and Kevin Golden of Georgetown; and 11 grandchildren.

Matilda Session

Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda Watson Session, conducted by Elder Kevin Snow, were held Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Chapel of Grace of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Cemetery of Andrews.

Mrs. Session died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Georgetown. She was born September 27, 1923, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Willie Watson and Jane Grant Watson. She was married to the late John Session. A son, Wallace Session, preceded her in death. She received her formal education in the Williamsburg County public school. She was a member of Bethlehem Believer’s Holiness Church for many years.

Survivors are: four sons, Lee Session (Calandra) of Rochester, New York; Johnny Session (Carolyn) of Salters; and Harry Session (Janie) and Jasper Session (Mary), both of Andrews; three daughters, Eva James of Rochester, New York; and Linda Snow and Angeline Davis, both of Andrews; one daughter-in-law, Lizzie Session of Andrews; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Alonza Crawford

Funeral services for Alonza Crawford, conducted by the Rev. Allen Thompson, Jr., were held Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Inez Henryhand Memorial Chapel of St. Stephen. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Good Shepard R.E. Churchyard Cemetery of Bonneau.

Mr. Crawford died Tuesday, July 3, 2018.  He was born August 12, 1962, in Pineville, the son of the late Benjamin and Florine Crawford. He was educated in the public school system of Berkeley County. He was a member of Redeemer Reformed Episcopal Church.  He was employed at Santee Dock Builders and worked at Sunbelt, Inc.

Survivors are: his wife, Cynthia Crawford; two sons, Alonza Crawford, Jr. and Omega Tron Samuel; two daughters, Shakilia Barley and Shanna Crawford; three sisters, Betty Mazyck, Geraldine Washington, and Peggie Ceasear; four brothers, Jerome Thompson, Benjamin Crawford, Jr. (Rose Mary), Ricky Crawford, and Michael Crawford (Carlean); special friend, Annie Bell White; friend and caregiver, Deloris Cleveland; and two grandchildren.

Gloria Swinton

Funeral services for Mrs. Gloria Jean “Peas” Swinton, conducted by the Rev. Lorenzo Smalls, Sr., were held Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Morning Glory Cemetery of Georgetown.

Mrs. Swinton died Monday, July 9, 2018, at her residence. She was born December 17, 1950, the daughter of the late Levi Keith, Sr. and Lucille Rutledge Keith. A brother, Willie Joe Keith, preceded her in death. She was educated at Howard High School and graduated with the class of 1969. She had a passion for education. She taught at Saint Syprian’s for approximately 15 years. She was a member of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are: her husband, Nathaniel Swinton, Sr. of Georgetown; two daughters, Denise Jiles (Fred) and Kiana Swinton, both of Georgetown; two sons, Nathaniel Swinton, Jr. of Jonesboro, Georgia; and Terrence Swinton (Breana Chandler-fiance`) of Myrtle Beach; a granddaughter reared as her own, Nikia Shonte` Swinton of Spartanburg; one sister, Edna Rutledge of Queens, New York; one brother, Levi Keith (Linda) of Georgetown; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mattie Cantey

Funeral services for Mattie Lu Bradshaw Cantey, conducted by the Rev. Victor Scott, were held Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Bradshaw Cemetery of Greeleyville.

Mrs. Cantey died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Kingstree Nursing Facility. She was born July 28, 1920, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Leroy “Count” Bradshaw and Adalaide Whack Bradshaw.

She was raised and educated in Greeleyville. She was married to the late John Lee Jenkins and the late Tommy Cantey. She worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Asbury Park, New Jersey. After her retirement, she returned to her home in Greeleyville. She then secured employment as a kitchen worker in Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree. She was also a volunteer transporter for people in the community. She was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as Usher President and Missionary.

She was also active in the Black River Missionary Baptist Association of Clarendon, Sumter and Williamsburg counties and served as Usher President in that ministry. She was a member of Pride of Foreston Eastern Star Chapter #131. Six brothers preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Johnny L. Jenkins; one daughter-in-law, Vernice Jenkins; one sister, Christine Bradshaw Parker; one brother, Dudley Charles Bradshaw; and a host of adopted children and grandchildren.

Mary Tisdale

Mary Louise Tisdale Tisdale, 93, widow of Samuel Leon Tisdale, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at the McLeod Hospice House of Florence.

Graveside services celebrating her life will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Tisdale was born October 25, 1924, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late William A. Tisdale and Elizabeth Cantley Tisdale. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. A sister, Ethel Rae Tisdale, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: two sons, Kevin Dale Tisdale, Sr. (Lanette) of Andrews; and William Larry Tisdale of Kingstree; one sister, Willene T. Tyler of Kingstree; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 3905 Big Woods Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.