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Anne
 Prosser


Anne Phillips Prosser, 82, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Grand Strand Nursing Center.

A memorial service for Mrs. Prosser will be 2 p.m. on Friday July 6, 2018, at the Cedar Swamp Methodist Church of Kingstree. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.


Born in Kingstree, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Coker and Betty Brown Phillips. She was an active member of Garden City Baptist Church and a former member of Cedar Swamp Methodist Church. She was a commercial and instrument rated pilot, and a member of the Flying Farmers, Petticoat Pilots and the breakfast club. She was the owner and operator of Prosser’s Grocery. She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, E.W. Prosser, Jr., son, Ernest W. Prosser, III, brother, Tom Phillips, and sisters, Iris Hill and Lynn Schlock.

She is survived by her daughters; Betty “Bebe” Beasley of Bishopville; and Chandler Murphree of Surfside Beach; seven grandchildren, E.W. Prosser, IV of Kingstree; Elizabeth Diciero (Michael) of Rock Hill; Amy Bartlett (Andrew) of Raleigh, North Carolina; Coker Prosser (Virginie) of Texas; Matthew Beasley of Greenville; Eric Murphree (Deanna) of Summerville; and Anna Goldfinch (Heyes) of Conway; nine great-grandchildren and two sisters, Margaret Nicholson (Francis) of Greenwood; and Lois Hodge (Herbert) of Sumter.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Swamp Methodist Church or Cedar Swamp old Schoolhouse, 272 Cedar Swamp Rd., Kingstree, SC 29556.


Emma Pino

Funeral services Mrs. Emma C. Pino, conducted by the Rev. Carl L. Anderson and Pastor Mack Lewis, were held Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Greater St. Stephen AME Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Morning Glory Cemetery of Georgetown.

Mrs. Pino died Tuesday, June 19, 2018. She was born December 7, 1938, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Eddie and Theresa Brown. She was a member of Living Word Christian Center. She was married to the late Woodrow Pino. A daughter, Janette Pino, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: six children, Sheryl Gibbs (Anthony), Anthony Brown, Thomasena Pino, Darlene Canteen (Johnnie), Othella Grant, and Annette Pino; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and four grandchildren she reared as her own, Lavautni, Kneshon, Amber, and Ahrmaund.

Floral bearers were Princess Priest, Miketia Grant, Tamika Pino, Shonda Pino, Jama Shubrick, Debra Jackson, and Shakela Wright.

Pallbearers were Lavautni Pino, Akeem Grant, Ahrmaund Jenkins, Brian Winns, Herbert Grant, and James Shubrick.

Cleveland Burgess

Funeral services for Cleveland David Burgess, conducted by the Rev. James G. Carter, Jr. and the Rev. Ralph Thompson, were held Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Mt. Zion M.B. Churchyard Cemetery of Greeleyville.

Mr. Burgess died Sunday, June 17, 2018. He was born September 26, 1959, the son of Mrs. Annie Ceal Burgess and the late Cleveland Burgess. He was married to Cindy Davenport. Burger King employed him for 19 1/2 years.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of Kingstree, are: he was a father figure to three girls, Tonjay, Cassandra and Tameka; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae Burgess of the home; Mrs. Remonia Burgess (Rollie) and Mrs. Beverly Burgess, both of Kingstree; and Mrs. Hattie Nelson (Carl) of Greeleyville; three brothers, Bobby Burgess (Naomi) and Shawn Burgess, both of Kingstree; and Dannie Burgess (Verlie) of Myrtle Beach; special cousins whom were raised like brothers, John L. Shaw of Cleveland, Ohio and John Glover of Greeleyville; and eight grandchildren.

Floral bearers were Jonte Wallace, Rachel Bull, Jerronica Burgess, Ka’melia Burgess, Felicia Burgess, Isabella Dorsey, and Nyokia Burgess.

Pallbearers were Quinton Frazier, David Plowden, Savion Burgess, Joseph McClary, Dennis Burgess, and Dannie Burgess.

Violet Lee

Funeral services for Mrs. Violet Montgomery Lee, conducted by the Rev. M.A. McMillan, were held Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Chapel of Peace of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Restlawn Cemetery of Lake City.

Mrs. Lee died Friday, June 15, 2018, at McLeod Hospice of Florence. She was born May 10, 1936, in Florence County, the daughter of the late Henry and Maggie B. Montgomery. She was married to the late Roy Lee. Two children, Charles Montgomery and Roden Montgomery, and three brothers, John Henry, Carnell and Leo Montgomery, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Jimmy Lee, Sr. (Mary) of Lake City; one sister, Maybell M. Smith of Lake City; a special niece, Chiquata Jones of Lake City; a daughter-in-law, Denise Montgomery of Lake City; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mable Cameron

Funeral services for Mrs. Mable Brown Cameron, conducted by the Rev. Barry Graham, were held Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Chapel of Peace of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Sandhill Memorial Park of Lake City.

Mrs. Cameron died Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Ronald E. McNair Nursing Home of Lake City. She was born June 15, 1932, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Dale Caldwell Brown and Andrew “Kid” Brown. She was married to the late Joseph Carli Cameron. A son, Winifred Cameron, and five siblings, Lena Butler (David Butler), Bertha Singletary (Cohen Singletary), Lory Brown (Ruth Brown), Wade Brown, and Otis Brown (Marguerite), preceded her in death.

Survivors are: three daughters, Sandra C. Wilson of Kingstree; Cheryl Cameron of Lake City; and Tefylon Cameron of Atlanta, Georgia; one brother, James Brown (Celestine) of Boston, Massachusetts; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Patricia Johnson

Patricia Diane Johnson, 72, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Midway Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery.

Ms. Johnson was born October 16, 1945, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late John McKuren “JM” Johnson, Jr. and Audrey Louise Harrington Johnson. She was a member of Midway Presbyterian Church, Tuesday Morning Presbyterian Women Circle Group, VBS and the annual steak dinner. Survivors are: three sisters, Eddie Faye Baker (Gerald) of Florence; Johnnie Lynn Floyd (Earl) of Kingstree; and Mary Eppie Baylor (Timmy) of New Zion; six nieces and nephews; and 13 grand nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Midway Presbyterian Church, c/o Wendell Robinson, 1215 Evans Road, New Zion, SC 29111.

Sharon Washington

Sharon Denise Washington, 58, of Kingstree, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Carolinas Hospital System of Florence.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Robert L. Malachi and the Rev. Dr. Calvin Alston, Jr., were held Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Elijah United Methodist Church Cemetery of Kingstree.

Ms. Washington was born September 30, 1959, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Calvin “Sonny” and Verline Cooper Washington. A brother, the Rev. Calvin B. Washington, preceded her in death. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County and was a 1977 graduate of Kingstree Senior High School. She went on to further her education by obtaining degrees from Columbia Junior College, Williamsburg Technical College and Limestone College. Belk Department Store employed her for 19 years, where she served as a makeup consultant for Fashion Fair Cosmetics for 16 years and in the Women’s Apparel Department for the years. She had 16 years of service with the South Carolina Department of Social Services as a human service specialist. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she served as an usher, lay leader, chairperson of the Status and Role of Women, chairperson of Health and Wealth, past president of the Young Adults and United Methodist Women, member of the Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee, as well as a delegate to the South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference. She most recently served as chairperson of worship, as a member of the Health and Welfare Committee and as a certified lay servant. As a member of the United Methodist Women, she was president of the local United Methodist Women, also served on the district and conference levels. She served as a spiritual growth coordinator and was the past president of the Florence District United Methodist Women. She was a youth study leader at the South Carolina United Methodist School of Mission (now U Mission) and served on the Spiritual Growth Retreat Committee for Lake Junaluska. She most recently served on the South Carolina United Methodist Conference Committee on Nomination. She was a past member of the Florence District Connectional Ministries and Lay Leadership. Her honors and other activities included member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Technical Students, Esther Chapter #265, Order of the Eastern Star and a board member of the Williamsburg County Voter Registration and Election Commission. She was named outstanding mentor of Kingstree Junior High School and was a volunteer reader for Lane Head Start.

Survivors are: three sisters, Carolyn W. Fulton of Lake City; and Deborah A. Washington and Jacqueline W. Ivey, both of Kingstree; four cousins, accepted as siblings, L. Novell Fulton of Elgin; and Odessa Fulton, Patricia Wilson (Leroy) and Sarah Boyd (Willie), all of Kingstree; a Goddaughter, Kensely Lovejoy of Columbia; two Godsisters, Carrie McKnight and Ann Adebote, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and three Godbrothers, Leroy Fulton, Larry Fulton, and Garrett Fulton, all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.