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Barbara Morris

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Barbara Morris

Mrs. Barbara Price Morris, 72, widow of Wayne Morris, died Sunday, June 23, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Lexington.

Memorial services, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Ben Gafford, were held Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Committal followed in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Morris was born Augusta 2, 1946, the daughter of the late Simpson E. Price and Polly Richardson Price. She retired from Baxter Healthcare and was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist in Andrews. Two brothers, Buddy and Charles Price, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Flynn Morris (Bridget) of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; one daughter, Sheilah Webb (David) of Lexington; one step-daughter, Eve Eggiman (Doug) of Pawleys Island; one sister, Louise Gilbert (Roy) of Andrews, North Carolina; a former daughter-in-law, Crystal Morris of Andrews; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 205 S. Rosemary Ave., Andrews, SC 29510, or Medical Services of America Hospice, Columbia Office, 166 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29210.

Mack Wright, Sr.

Funeral services for Mack Henry Wright, Sr., conducted by the Rev. Gloretia Spann, were held Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the St. John AME Church of Trio. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the Bennett Cemetery of Trio.

Mr. Wright was born August 5, 1945, in Kingstree, the son of the late Queen Mitchell Wright and Sterick Wright, Sr. He was a 1966 graduate of Blakely High School in Salters. He furthered his education at Denmark Technical College in Denmark by completing several vocational programs. He was an automotive specialist for over 40 years, and in his final 16 years of life, was employed by the State of South Carolina at Santee Wateree Regional Transportation Authority in Sumter.

Survivors are: his wife, Lula Kinlaw Wright of the home; two sons, Frederick Wright of Andrews; and Mack Wright, Jr. of Greenbelt, Maryland; one daughter, Alexis Wright DuBose (Shane) of Florence; five sisters, Dr. Barbara Wright-Bruce, Queen Evans, Angela Forney, Yerly Sherrill, and Marva Cherry; three brothers, King Wright, Cleveland Wright, and William James Wright; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Janie Lewis

Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Vereen Lewis, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Anthony Hodge, were held Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Cumberland United Methodist Church of Florence.  Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the National Cemetery of Florence.

Mrs. Lewis died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at her residence. She was born August 30, 1930, in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Mose Vereen and Ina Burgess Vereen.  She attended schools in Dillon and Williamsburg counties. She was married to the late Willie E. Lewis, Sr. She was a member of Cumberland United Methodist Church. She held many positions and was on various committees within the church and community, such as the James H. Spears, Jr. Choir, Choir #2, Fifth Sunday Ensemble Choir, United Methodist Women, Womens Circle #8, Elite Savings/Social Club and Widows/Widowers of Veterans Regional of SC, and Woodmount Neighborhood Crime Watch.

Survivors are: two sons, Willie E. Lewis, Jr. (Dorothy) and Kenneth E. Lewis, both of Florence; three sisters, Ethel V. Weaver of Hemingway; Emma Vereen Walter of Columbia, Massachusetts; and Helen V. Palmer of Cheraw; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Louisa Tyler

Mrs. Elizabeth Louisa Coker Tyler, 97, died Monday, June 24, 2019, at the McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence.

Funeral services, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, were held Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jay Johnson. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Tyler was the widow of Wade Hampton Tyler. She was the daughter of the late Millie Jane “Janie” Kirby Coker and Shadred Wanie Coker of the Hebron-Moore’s Crossroads Community. Born on September 28, 1921, she was the valedictorian of her 1938 graduating class of the old Hebron High School of the Gowdy Community. In 1940 she received a degree in Commercial Science from Lander College of Greenwood. She worked for the law firm of W.E. Jenkinson, II for six years and retired from USDA, Farmers Home Administration District Office in Florence after 26 years of service. In 1973 she was voted by the USDA State Office in Columbia as “Outstanding County Office Clerk.” She was a lifelong member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School Secretary for 41 years. A granddaughter, Robin Williamson Long, and nine siblings, Marion Coker, Culton Coker, Ollie Coker, Wofford Coker, Mack Ira Coker, Madeline Lyerly, Cecile Young, Ola Mae Welch, and Myrtle Cook, preceded her in death.

 Survivors are: two daughters, Betty Jean Lee (Kenneth) and Peggy Williamson (Otto); a special friend like family, Chris Bledsole; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Lena Addison

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Mae McFadden Addison, conducted by the Rev. Jack Peterson, were held Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the State Cemetery of Cades.

Mrs. Addison died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at her residence. She was born September 28, 1946, in the Lake City area of Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late James McFadden and Louise McFadden. A brother, Earnest McFadden, Jr., preceded her in death. She received her formal education in the public school system of Williamsburg County. She moved to Miami, Florida as a young adult. She was a homemaker for several years, until she became employed by United Cerebral Palsy, where she retired after working there over 25 years.

Survivors are: her husband, Robert Addison of the home; three sons, Robert T. Addison of Dania, Florida; Alexander Addison (Catrece) of Miami, Florida; and Marquis Addison of Hollywood, Florida; three daughters, Ina Hunt (Dexter) and Nellie Williams, both of Grovetown, Georgia; and Sabrina Addison of Hollywood, Florida; stepchildren and grands; seven siblings, James Edward McFadden of Lake City; Mrs. Sarah Graham, Mrs. Marguree Evans (James), and Laura Scott, all of South Carolina, Mrs. Betty Barr (Johnny) of Kingstree; Mrs. Caletha Georgia (Henry) of Dania, Florida; and Mrs. Diane Adams (Preston) of Cades; two grandchildren that lived in the home, Joshua and Jessica Hunt; a  special son she took as her own, William Brewington of Miami, Florida; three additional grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Nero Palmer, Jr.

Funeral services for Nero ‘’Jr.” Palmer, Jr., conducted by the Rev. George Yeadon, were held Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Christianity Holiness Church of Moncks Corner. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Nazareth Cemetery of Moncks Corner.

Mr. Palmer died Saturday, June 15, 2019. He was born March 18, 1950, in Berkeley County, the son of the late Nero and Ella Mae Gethers Palmer. Carolina Nursery employed him until it closed. He was a member of Christianity Holiness Church.

Survivors are: three siblings, Martha (Earl) Williams and Clarence Gethers (Ethel) of Alvin, and Rose Mae Martin of Moncks Corner.

Marvin Hayward

Funeral services for Marvin “Hook” Hayward, conducted by the Rev. Glannie Tisdale and the Rev. James Harvin, were held Monday, June 17, 2019, at the New Mt. Carmel AME Church of Hemingway. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Wallace Cemetery of Andrews.

Mr. Hayward died Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He was born November 4, 1953, in Williamsburg County, the son of Laura Mae Simpson. He attended Chavis Elementary and High School in Hemingway. He moved to Columbia after school. He was employed in Columbia, after he retired, he moved back home.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of Wilmington, North Carolina, are: one daughter, April Hayward of Columbia; three sisters, Lorene Cokley (Leon) and Ruthena Linen (Gus), both of Hemingway; and Daisy Bell Davis of Johnsonville; two brothers, L.B. Hayward of Bronx, New York; and Leroy Hayward of Columbia; and two grandchildren.

Lizzie Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Bell Brown, conducted by the Rev. Phillip Boyd and the Rev. Robert G. McCutchen, Jr., were held Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. John M.B. Church Cemetery of Greeleyville.

Mrs. Brown died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Columbia. She was born January 17, 1940, in Greeleyville, the daughter of the late Sam and Annie Bell Hudson McCray. She received her formal education in the public school system in Williamsburg County. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mother’s Board. She was employed by Warsaw Manufacturing Company in Kingstree for many years. Three siblings, James Edward McCray, Margie China, and Sam Willie McCray, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: her husband, Jessie Brown of the home; four sons, Jessie Brown (Gloria) of Salters; Donnie Brown (Sandra) of Nesmith; Archie Brown (Tracey) of Greeleyville; and Bernard Brown of the home; three daughters, Sharon Brown of League City, Texas; Ophelia Hinton and Elizabeth Brown-House of Columbia; three grandchildren that she raised as her own, Jermaine Brown of LaPorte, Texas; Gerald Joshua Brown of League City, Texas; and Sharonica Brown of Texas City, Texas; one sister, Sarah Houston of New Haven, Connecticut; a devoted  special daughter, Sharron  Richardson; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Daniel McClary

Funeral services for Daniel C. McClary, were held Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church of Salters, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. McClary died Friday, June 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born October 31, 1966, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the son of the late Lloyd McClary, Sr. and Effie McClary. He was married to the late Tisha McClary. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and Williamsburg High School, where he was a graduate with the class of 1985. He was employed by Prisma Health formerly Palmetto Health Richland dedicating 31 years of service.  He was also employed with Three Rivers Behavioral Health Center for 14 years. He also had a passion for landscaping and provided service to them in the community. He was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church.

Survivors are: his wife, Robin McClary of Columbia; two daughters, Tina Hammond (Jason) of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Krystal Hilton of Columbia; five sons, Shamonte Stroman  (Shauna) and Justin Goins (Clarissa), both of Columbia; Jerrod Goins of Atlanta, Georgia; Xavier Doctor and Daniel McClary, Jr., both of Columbia; two brothers, Lloyd McClary, Jr. (Martella) and Michael McClary, both of Salters; his mother-in-law, Sally Mitchell of McClellanville; and 10 grandchildren.

Mattie Fulton

Funeral services for Missionary Mattie Margurite Scott Fulton, conducted by Senior Bishop Willie Mercer and Bishop Dr. Linwood Cooper, were held Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Believers Holiness Convention Center of Coward. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Rest Lawn Cemetery of Lake City.

Missionary Fulton died Tuesday, June 18, 2019. She was born February 7, 1937, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Julius and Lula Myers Scott. She attended school in Williamsburg County and was a graduate of Tomlinson High School of Kingstree. She was a member of St. Matthews Holiness Church. She was ordained and authorized to preach the gospel by the Apostolic Faith Church of Christ (ACOC) on January 29, 1964. As a servant, she worked in various capacities to include: Bible School Teacher, Class Leader, Church Secretary, Missionary President, National Conference Secretary and National Conference Women’s President. She was married to the late James Fulton. Five siblings Nellie Epps (Pinckney), Lula Cooper (Porter), Pansy Pendergrass (Charlie), Patsy Lincoln (Richard), and Jack Scott (Verleen), preceded her in death.

Survivors are: eight children, Mariolyn F. Baker, Marvin Fulton, Jackson Fulton, Darlene Fulton Smith (Will), Beverly Fulton Timmons (Jason), Debbie Fulton, Coretta Fulton, and Willie Fulton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Gloria Eley

Funeral services for Mother Gloria Ann Eley, conducted by Bishop John R. Eley and Bishop Kenneth J. Swaringer, were held Monday, June 17, 2019, at The Word of God Ministries Pentecostal Holiness Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the White Oak Cemetery of Cades.

Mother Eley died Monday, June 10, 2019. She was born December 15, 1940, in Miami, Florida, the daughter of the late Thomas Benjamin Banks and Lula Mae Banks. She was a graduate of Camden High School, Class of 1958. She was employed with Philadelphia National Bank and Samson Freeman Daycare Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She served faithfully at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In later years, she relocated from Philadelphia to South Carolina, where she served under the leadership of her husband, Bishop John R. Eley, Sr.

Survivors are: her husband, Bishop John R. Eley, Sr. of the home; three sons, John R. Eley, Jr. (Barbara) of Stratford, New Jersey; Joseph R. Eley (Pamela) of Florence; and Jeffery R. Eley (Tonia) of Homosassa, Florida; one daughter, Judy R. Peterson (Vernon) of Florence; two brothers, Willie E. Banks and Andrew J. Banks, both of Magnolia, New Jersey; four sisters, Sarah M. Jones of Bellmawr, New Jersey; Ernestine P. Banks of Sicklerville, New Jersey; and Virginia J. Utley and Gwenderlean Houston, both of Camden, New Jersey; a special daughter, Tyneshia Cannon of Florence; a Goddaughter, Tyonia Scott of Darlington; and nine grandchildren.

Earnest Whack

Funeral services for Earnest “Hammer” Whack, conducted by the Rev. Charles Johnson and the Rev. Harry Montgomery, Jr., were held Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the St. Matthews M.B. Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Whack Cemetery of Manning.

Mr. Whack died Thursday, June 13, 2019. He was born August 26, 1955, in Clarendon County, the son of the late Mamie Lee Whack Carraway and Harry Montgomery. He was reared by his grandparents, Anna Louise Reid and Mack Reid. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. While in high school he played basketball. In 1973 he joined the US Marine Corps, were he served until1977 and was discharged honorably. After his discharge from the US Marines, he worked in varies capacities. Colonial Rubber of Kingstree employed him. After leaving Colonial Rubber, he worked as a cook. A sister, Roberta Steward, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Annette Burgess Whack of Kingstree; six children, Nacole Whack Simmons of Greeleyville; Catina Page (Maurice) and Devonne Wilson (David), both of Salters; Travis Whack (Tiffany) and Antonio Whack (Tawanna), both of Kingstree; and Anthony Brown (Mesha) of Spartanburg; his longtime companion and caregiver, Elizabeth Burgess of Lake City; his stepmother, Angienether Montgomery of Greeleyville; three sisters, Henrietta C.  Green   (Kenneth), Ethel M. Murray (the Rev. Kenneth) and Patricia M. Matthews; 12 brothers, Laurie Whack (Joan), Henry Carraway, James Carraway (Kathy), Joseph Carraway, William Carraway, the Rev. Harry Montgomery (Dawn), Otis Montgomery (Retina), Rodney Montgomery (Sarah), Jerome Montgomery (Patricia), Kenneth Montgomery, Donald Montgomery (Lonell), and Quinton Montgomery; six children that he helped to raise as his own, Lucius Burgess (Daisy), Richard Burgess, Mary Burgess, Erica Burgess (Justen), Alexandria Burgess, and Elizabeth Burgess; 17 grandchildren; and 19 grandchildren.

Floral bearers were Ebony Whack, Chanda Scott, Essence Whack, Kimora Whack, Ayriana Amos, and Tiffany Burgess.

Pallbearers were Adrian Burgess, Charlie Montgomery, Donald Montgomery, Kenneth Montgomery, Rodney Montgomery, and Quinton Montgomery.