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Charles Hanna

Charles Weldon Hanna, Sr., 73, husband of Jo Huggins Hanna, died Saturday, May 25, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 27, 2019, at Williamsburg Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at McClary Cemetery.

Mr. Hanna was born September 9, 1945, in Kingstree, the son of the late Samuel E. “Doc” Hanna and Marguerite McClary Hanna. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and owned and operated Williamsburg Feed and Tack. He was a founding member of Black River Horseman Association and was a member of Williamsburg Baptist Church. He loved horseback riding, but he declared that his greatest accomplishment was giving his heart to Jesus Christ. A daughter, Rachel Hanna, a sister, Emily Ann Hanna, and three brothers, Henley Hanna, Samuel “Bubby” Hanna, and Phil Hanna, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife of 51 years, Jo Hanna; one daughter, Shannon Hanna Cagle (Chip) of Greenville; one son, Wells Hanna (Kella) of Kingstree; and three grandchildren, Hanna and Laura Berretta and Will Cagle.

Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Baptist Church, 8378 Hemingway Highway, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Alice Olsen

Alice Elinor Erickson Olsen, 96, widow of Donald C. Olsen, died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Carlyle Senior Care in Kingstree.

Graveside memorial services were held Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the Williamsburg Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Olsen was born March 11, 1923, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Olof Erickson and Esther Steen Erickson. She retired after 42 years in the claims division of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She was a member of St Alban’s Episcopal Church, where she was once very active as a member of the Altar Guild and other church activities.

Survivors are: four nephews, Richard Erickson, Robert Erickson, Christian Erickson, and Martin D. Walsh; three nieces, Amy Erickson, Maureen D’Antoni, and Kathleen Walsh; a sister-in-law, Virginia Erickson; and a great friend, Jim Haughton.

Memorials may be made in Alice’s memory to St Alban’s Episcopal Church, 305 Hampton Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Myrtle Meyer

Funeral services for Myrtle S. Meyer, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Major Brown, III, were held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church of Cross, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Ms. Meyer died Friday, May 17, 2019. She was born October 11, 1945. She began her journey in Lancaster and graduated top of her class from Barr Street High School. She relocated to New York City, where she started her career as a police officer for 16 years. After her tenure at the NYC precinct, she relocated to Moncks Corner, where she became not only “The first African American police officer, but the first woman” for the Town of Moncks Corner. Shortly afterwards, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Law, while working as a full-time resource officer for College Park Middle. She was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church.

Survivors are: three children, Nikita Eaddy (Earnest, Jr.), Mark and London Meyer; three sisters, Francis Porter, Peggy Wade-Wade Martin, and Rebecca Johnson; a special cousin, Sarah; two brothers, Joe L. Porter and Lathan Porter; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Allen Drayton

Funeral services for Allen Drayton, conducted by the Rev. Curtis Dingle, were held Monday, May 20, 2019, at the St. Phillip Missionary Baptist Church of Russellville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Old Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery of Georgetown.

Mr. Drayton died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Trident Hospital of North Charleston. He was born October 11, 1946, in Loris, the son of the late Joseph and Ruth Drayton. His wife and one brother preceded him in death. He received his early education in the Georgetown County School System. As a young man, he moved to St. Stephen and was employed by Georgia Pacific of Russellville. He retired in 2009. He was a member of St. Phillip Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors are: one son, Keith Drayton of the home; three brothers, Paul Drayton (Alice), Herman Drayton (Margaret) and Simon Drayton (Sandy), all of Georgetown; four sisters, Bessie Ford and Leomia Green (Ed), both of Georgetown; Geneva Small (Charles) of Pawleys Island; and Nettie Murphy (Barney) of Columbia; and a very special friend, Shirley Nesmith.

Mary Daniels

Funeral services for Pastor Mary Ann Daniels, conducted by the Rev. Henry E. Dixon, were held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Ministries of Truth Tabernacle of Cordesville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greenlawn Cemetery of St. Stephen.

Pastor Daniels died Monday, May 20, 2019, at Lake Moultrie Nursing Home. She was born January 12, 1936, in Charleston, the daughter of the late Henrietta Collins and Joseph Clarence Collins. She completed her education at Burke High School in Charleston County. In her early age, she became a member of New Tabernacle Baptist Church in North Charleston. She was the retired pastor and founder of Beulah Tabernacle of Prayer for over 35 years. She was married to the late Deacon Earl Daniels. Five children, Janet Hardee, Karen Hardee, Mary Wilson, Kenneth Daniels, and Earl Dent, preceded her in death. She was blessed to have many talents, which included singing, song writing, musician, manager of St. Stephen Combined Choir and a chef.

Survivors are: seven children, Marva Hardee and Cynthia Hardee of Bronx, New York; Howard Daniels (Jessie), Gail Butler (Willie), and Melanie Daniels, all of St. Stephen; Reginald Daniels (Nadine) of Jonesboro, Georgia; and Stephanie Daniels of Lawrenceville, Georgia; two sisters, Genevieve Mays (James) of Ladson; and Lillian Brown of Bronx, New York; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joshua McFadden, Mitchell Gaillard, Alfred Middleton, Herman Middleton, Jr., Frank Dawson, and Reginald Wright.

Andrew Carter

Funeral services for Andrew “Rooster” Carter, conducted by Elder Eston Wells, were held Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Chapel of Peace of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Sandhill Memorial Park of Lake City.

Mr. Carter died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his residence. He was born January 5, 1965, in Washington, DC, the son of Elizabeth Carter and the late Luke Hayes Carter. Two siblings, Sammie Carter and Clara Bell “Carrie” Pickett, preceded him in death. He attended the public schools of Florence County. He was a member of the House of God Church in Kingstree. He worked various manufacturing jobs.

Survivors are: one son, Quintin Mack of Greenville; three sisters, Catherine Carter of Jacksonville, Florida; Diane Carter and Deloris Salters of Lake City; three brothers, William Adams, Lennett Carter (Letha Mae), and Cleveland Carter (Mageline), all of Lake City; and three grandchildren.

Carnisha Williams

Funeral services for Carnisha Dakanna “NeNe” Williams, conducted by the Rev. Roger Washington, were held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Mt. Lebanon AME Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Mt. Lebanon AME Church Cemetery of Andrews.

Ms. Williams died Sunday, May 19, 2019. She was born November 10, 1979, in Georgetown, the daughter of Carleatha Williams and the late Larry J. Williams. She was educated in the Georgetown County School System and graduated with the class of 1998 from Andrews High School. She furthered her education at Horry Georgetown Technical College majoring in business administration and later went on to work for Georgetown County School District as a bus driver for seven years and numerous other jobs.

Survivors, in addition to her mother of Andrews, are: two daughters, Asziauna and KeShauna Tisdale of Andrews; a foster daughter, Heaven Harrelson of Andrews; three sisters, Baisha Tisdale (Donald) of Fayetteville, North Carolina; Shetara (Dantwain) of Valdosta, Georgia; and Shanika Williams of Andrews; one brother, Larry Williams of Ridgeville; a special lifelong friend, Lashum Tisdale; her grandmother, Helen Williams of Andrews; and her step-grandmother, Louise Williams.

Michael Scott

Funeral services for Michael Scott, conducted by Dr. Brian Williams and the Rev. Alice P. Wright, were held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the Greater Bethel AME Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Canaan AME Church Cemetery of Andrews.

Mr. Scott died Friday, May 17, 2019, at his residence. He was born September 12, 1958, the son Fannie M. Scott and the late Mack Scott, Jr. He grew up in the Earles Community of Williamsburg County. He was a member of Canaan AME Church, where he served on the Usher, Choir, Trustee and Steward Board, along with teaching Sunday school. He received his education in the public schools of Georgetown County. After graduating, he joined the National Guard. In 1997, he attended South Carolina State College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Education. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant, where he served three years in Seoul, Korea. After his tour in Korea, he returned to the National Guard where he received his rank of Captain. He retired with 29 years of service with the U.S. Army, where he received award, medals and decoration as a retired Major (Honorary). His fraternal and civic affiliations include: Scabbard Blake Fraternity and Mason Lodge #428 Gideon, Chair over the Trio Community Action Organization and the Beautification Committee. He was employed by Williamsburg Technical College as a counselor. After he became ill, he retired.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of Andrews, are: his wife, Tammy D. Scott of Andrew; three children, Kerditra S. Lawrence (Corey) and Erika Scott, both of Conway; and Kristin Scott of the home; five siblings, Gerald Scott (Joyce) and Tracy Scott (Crystal), both of Bowie, Maryland; Jacky Scott of Andrews; Maxine S. Goldston (Jason) of Asheboro, North Carolina; and Rodney Scott (Pecolla) of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; his mother-in-law, Mary A. Holt of Andrews; a Godson, Michael Scott Goodwin of Columbia; three adopted siblings, Carols McCutchen, Keisha McCutchen, and Sister Sonyia Smallwood; and five grandchildren.