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Janie McKenzie

Janie Ettalene Evans McKenzie, 88, wife of Robert Joe McKenzie for 67 years, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at her residence.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Michael R. Lowder, were held Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Midway Church of New Zion. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. McKenzie was the daughter of the late James Wesley and Margaret Ettalene Evans. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Midway Presbyterian Church. A son, Joe Wendell McKenzie, an infant daughter, Kathy Lynn McKenzie, and eight siblings, preceded her in death.

Survivors, in addition to her husband of the home, are: one daughter, Sandra Grimsley (Phil) of Lake City; one brother, Carl Matthews Evans, Sr.; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

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

Romarell Shaw

Funeral services for Romarell Shaw, conducted by the Rev. Carl Shaw and the Rev. Joseph McKnight, were held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Charity Missionary Baptist Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Charity Baptist Church Cemetery of Andrews.

Ms. Shaw died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Tuomey Hospital of Sumter. She was born August 21, 1980, in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Maxwell Shaw, Sr. and the late Mary Jane Hudson Shaw. She graduated from C.E. Murray High School with the class of 1999. She was a member of Charity Baptist Church. Her dreams were to become an event and wedding planner. She was formerly employed as a phlebotomist. A brother, Maxwell Shaw, Jr. preceded her in death.

Survivors, in addition to her father of Kingstree, are: one son, Demond Avery June of Summerton; one daughter, De’Monica Natalia June of Sumter; two sisters, Rose Marie Winsten of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Mildred Shaw Johnson (Prentiss) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; one brother, Michael Shaw (Ruth) of New Haven, Connecticut.

Loreen Pinckney

Funeral services for Loreen Gorecki Pinckney, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Major Brown, III, were held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Zion United Methodist Church of Cross, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mrs. Pinckney died Monday, May 27, 2019, at the Trident Medical Center of Moncks Corner. She was born October 27, 1960, and raised in Babbitt, Minnesota, the daughter of the late John and LaVerne Gorecki. After high school she moved to Minneapolis and completed her Dietary Technician certification. She moved to Cross in 2004, where she continued her career in dietary management. Two siblings, John Gorecki, Jr. and Sharon Gorecki, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: her husband, Bobby Pinckney; one son, Rob; three brothers, Harlan, Gerald, and Loren Gorecki; her father-in-law, Joseph Pinckney; and one granddaughter, Tehlise.

Floral bearers were Tehlise and Laura Gorecki and friends of the family.

Pallbearers were Joe Pinckney, Ronnie Pinckney, Jerry Gorecki, Buck Gorecki, Ronnie Gorecki, and Loren Gorecki.

Leo Williams

Funeral services for Leo “Boobie” Williams, conducted by Elder Anthony Chandler, were held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams died Wednesday, May 22, 2019. He was born December 22, 1948, in Kingstree, the son of the late Robert and Mary M. McFadden. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He worked as a farmer and a groundskeeper. He was married to the late Rosa Lee Pope Williams. His father and mother, Robert Fulton and Mary McFadden­Fulton, and four siblings, Eugene Fulton, Joe Fulton, Marion Fulton, and Annie Mae Singletary, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: six children, Vernessa Williams of the home (Caregiver), Vincina June of Sumter; Stacey Williams (Betty) of Goldsboro, North Carolina; James Williams (Sabrina) of Florence; Chauncey Williams (Janice) of Orangeburg; and Tonya Williams (Clifford Graham) of Hemingway; two brothers, Wallace Fulton (Millie) of Cades; and Ceasar Williams of Lake City; three sisters, Dorothy Rush of   Cades; Angie Johnson of  Atlanta, Georgia; and Magaline Brockington of Kingstree; a special grandson of the home, Steven Singletary; 27 grandchildren; and 32great-grandchildren.

Julia Romeo

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Mae Romeo, conducted by the Rev. Quintero Taylor McKnight, were held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Lane. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the McKnight Cemetery of Lane.

Mrs. Romeo died Thursday, May 23, 2019. She was born January 21, 1954, in Salters, the daughter of the late Mrs. Rhodena McDonald Tisdale and Ezekiel Parker, Sr. In addition to her parents she was also raised by her stepfather, the late Elton Tisdale. Three brothers, James McDonald, Ezekiel Parker, and Jackie Wilson, preceded her in death. She received her formal education in the New York County Public School System. She was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed by Schooners II for 11 years.

Survivors are: two sons, Anthony Romeo (Carla) of Myrtle Beach; and Michael Romeo of Greeleyville; one daughter, Felicia Gamble of Salters; 11 sisters, Betty Parker (Kelly) of Greeleyville; Debra Harrison (Theodore) of Salters; Mary Newell of Lane; Deloris Gamble of Pawleys Island; Patricia McFadden (Terry), Bessie Gamble, and Gwendolyn Gamble, all of Kingstree; Cheretha Wilson, Gloria Wilson, and Lillie Mae Spann (Jessie), all of Lane; and Genice Gamble of Myrtle Beach; five brothers, Curtis Wilson (Dora) of Lane; John McDonald  of Greeleyville; West Gamble and Jimmy Gamble, both of Kingstree; and Charles Gamble of Florence; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

David McCullough

Funeral services for David Louis “Joe” McCullough, conducted by the Rev. Olin Dukes, were held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. McCullough died Friday, May 21, 2019, at his residence in Kingstree. He was born October 21, 1938, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Calvin McCullough, Sr. and Lillie Singletary McCullough. He was formally educated in the Williamsburg County Public Schools. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church as a youngster. When he was of age he moved to New York, where he worked for over 30 years with the Grace Messenger Corporation. As an employee, he held the awesome responsibility of delivering monies to the local banks in the Greater New York area. While in New York City he also worked at the Mendon Corporation ensuring that U-Haul units were available for weekend rentals. As a child he worked on the family farm but as an adult he found a love of computers and was self-taught when it came to building computers for personal use. Seven siblings, Calvin Jr. McCullough (Lottie Mae), Robert L. McCullough (Millie), Leon McCullough (Mellie), Carl E. McCullough, Bessie Mae McCullough-Scott  (Nathan), Della M. McCullough-Johnson (Harold), and Annie S. McCullough-Cooper (Ervin), and a sister-in-law, Gussie Mae McCullough, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: one brother, Charles E. McCullough of Kingstree; one sister, Grace 0. McCullough of New York City, New York; a sister-in-law, Gloria McCullough of Rantoil, Illinois; and a special nephew, Tandus Brown.

Pallbearers were Ronnie McCullough, Rufus McCullough, Curtis Cooper, Carl “Cannon” McCullough, Tracy Scott, Michael McCullough, Ervin V. Cooper, Robert “Poppa” Johnson, Michael Epps, and David Scott.

Kelvin Keith Hilton, Sr.

Funeral services for Kelvin Keith Hilton, Sr., conducted by Elder Louis Hilton, Sr., were held Monday, May 27, 2019, at the Wilson Grove United American Free Will Baptist Church of Manning. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Society Hill AME Church Cemetery.

Mr. Hilton died Monday, May 20, 2019, at the Williamsburg Regional Hospital of Kingstree. He was born May 21, 1962, in Manning, the son of the late Louis Hilton, Sr. and Carrie Lucille Bethune Hilton. A sister, Laura Ann Hilton, preceded him in death. He received his formal education in the public schools of Clarendon County. He worked in construction and carpentry for many years. He was married to the former Patricia Simon.

Survivors are: his wife, Angela A. Cooper-Hilton of Kingstree; two sons, Kelvin Keith Hilton, Jr. (Laventrice) of Charlotte, North Carolina; and KeVan Hilton of Kingstree; four brothers, Pastor Louis Hilton, Jr. (Eldress Linda), the Rev. Elton Hilton, Sr. (Ruby), Deacon James L. Hilton (Maria), and Alexander Pendergrass, all of Manning; two sisters, Evangelist Kim K. Holloway and Carrie L. Pendergrass, both of Manning; one stepson, Eric Simon of Atlanta, Georgia; one stepdaughter, Ashley Cooper of Idaho; his mother-in­ law, Pearlean Cooper of Kingstree; and one granddaughter.

Christabell Cumbee

Funeral services for Mrs. Christabell Anderson Cumbee, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Hermon Gibson Jr. and Elder Dr. R.J. Shackleford, were held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Cumbee died Friday, May 24, 2019, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was born August 5, 1945, the daughter of the late Robert (Channie) and Ester Anderson. She received her educational learning at Blakely Elementary /High School. She was married to the late Robbie Lee Scott and the late Flenioa Cumbee. She was a seamstress at various factories in the area. Later she became a childcare provider working at different child development centers in the community. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where she accepted the task to serve as director of the junior choir for many years. She was a member of the young adult choir, senior choir, and the mass choir while at Cedar Grove. She also served on the Mission Board as a missionary. Two stepchildren, Ronald Heyward and Martha Wilson, and a son in-law, Shawn Blackwell, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: her aunt, Leola Washington; five children, Patricia A. Scott of Andrews; Drilane Garrett (Lamont) of Claremont, North Carolina; Pearlie Ann Blackwell of Conover, North Carolina; and Clifton Scott and Robbie Scott, both of Andrews; two stepchildren, Elder Dr. Robert James Shackleford (Iris) of Greenville; and Barbara Brown of Columbia; a special son-in-law, Emmet Jacobs, Sr.; five reared as her children, Pastor Eddie Filmore (Margaret), Lavern Rush and Jasmine Filmore, all of Andrews; and Shaniquwa Nicholson (Travion) and Marcell Johnson, of both of Conover, North Carolina; four sisters, Sadie Rich of Nesmith; Elease Glover of Georgia; and Hazel Furgerson and Evangelist Eliza Cumbee, both of Andrews; three brothers, Deacon Ernie Anderson (Ernestine) and Robbie Anderson (Bontrice), both of Andrews; and Anthony Davis of Baltimore, Maryland;  22 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Albert Eaddy

Funeral services for Albert “Mayo” Eaddy, conducted by the Rev. Donnie Eaddy, were held Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church of Effingham. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Sunset Memorial Gardens of Effingham.

Mr. Eaddy died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the McLeod Hospice House of Florence. He was born October 20, 1929, in Johnsonville, the son of the late Leonard Eaddy and Rose Bell Brown Eaddy. He was educated in the Vox Community of Johnsonville. At an early age, he attended St. James Baptist Church in the Vox Community of Johnsonville. He retired from Apac Corporation, formerly known as Ready-Mix of Florence, after 45 years. He was a member of the “Mighty Heavenly Five” Gospel Singing Group. Three children, Carolyn E. Smith, Albert L. Eaddy, Jr., and Judy A. Montgomery, and a daughter-in-law, Solena Eaddy, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Olivia Peterson Eaddy of the home; two sons, the Rev. Lauris J. Eaddy of Timmonsville; and the Rev. Donnie Eaddy (Lorie) of Scranton; a daughter-in-law, Brenda T. Eaddy of Pamplico; one sister, Lucille James of Wilmington, Delaware; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Ida Lipsey

Ida Bell Dunn Lipsey, 83, of Cades, died Sunday, May 26, 2019, at her residence in Cades.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Franklin Fulmore, Sr., were held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the St. Paul AME Church of Cades, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lipsey was born October 12, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Melville and Elvina Adams Dunn. After receiving her formal education, she graduated from a high school in South Carolina and furthered her education at Williamsburg Technical College. At an early age, she became a member of the family church, St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, and renewed her membership when she returned back to South Carolina. She was married to the late James Salters. Over the years, she worked in various positions that included: being a nurse at Kings County Hospital of New York; employment at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Bank of New York; a laboratory technician; an administrative assistant with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice; and a foster care parent.

During her time in New York, she was a member of the New Hope Chapter #56 Order of Eastern Star PHA of Brooklyn, New York Jurisdiction.

Survivors are: her husband, Tharnon W. Lipsey of the home; eight children, Bruce Salters (Jackie) of Bamberg; Gwendolyn D. White (Lorenzo) of Jersey City, New Jersey; Benjamin E. Salters of Brooklyn, New York; Jerome C. Salters of New Haven, Connecticut; Robert H. Salters (Shirley) of Fayetteville, North Carolina; Tammy Fisher (Gerald) of Newport News, Virginia; Kechia Patterson (Dwight) of Bronx, New York; and Tharnon W. Lipsey, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Virginia; one sister, Pamela Adams-Muldrow of Moncks Corner; one brother, Joe Lewis Adams (Jannie) of Laurelton, New York; a special cousin, Ella Gee Russell; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Keshawn Parler

Keshawn Deion Parler, 20, of Salters, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Lexington Medical Center of Columbia.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. David Woods, Jr., were held Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Crossroad Cemetery of Salters.

Mr. Parler was born March 1, 1999, in Kingstree, the son of Elizabeth Parler and Clarence Graham. He was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a member of the youth choir, the youth usher board, and chaplain of the youth auxiliary.

In addition to serving actively in the church, he was involved in the community as a member of the Knights of Pythagoras. He received his formal education in the public school of Williamsburg County. He was employed as a cook at Burger King and as a cashier at ExxonMobil, both located in Columbia.

Survivors are: his mother, Elizabeth Parler of the home; his father, Clarence Graham of Salters; two brothers, Kejuan Parler and Kevon Parler, both of the home; two stepbrothers, Rodney McKnight (Lakisha) of Greensboro, North Carolina; and Clarence Montgomery, Jr. (Gabrielle) of Columbia; two stepsisters, Milissa McClary of New Haven, Connecticut; and Renada Riggins of Kingstree.

Robert McKenzie

Robert Joe McKenzie, 87, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at his residence in New Zion.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Michael R. Lowder, were held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Midway Church of New Zion. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery.

Mr. McKenzie was husband and constant companion for 67 years to his wife Ettalene Evans McKenzie who departed to her heavenly home on May 31, 2019. He was the son of the late Marvin and Prudence Floyd McKenzie. He attended Midway Presbyterian Church. He retired after 35 years of meritus work at Milliken and Company. A son, Joe Wendell McKenzie, and an infant daughter, Kathy Lynn McKenzie, one sister and five brothers, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Sandra Grimsley (Phil) of Lake City; two grandchildren; and two step-granddaughters.

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

Elizabeth Wilburn

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Wilburn, 94, daughter of the late Frank Lee and Frankie Earl Richardson of Salters, died Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Clinton.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Union Presbyterian Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, will follow at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Wilburn was a graduate of Kingstree High School and Presbyterian College. She also received her Masters Degree in mathematics from the University of South Carolina. She taught math in Clinton, and Union high schools.  She also taught math at Williamsburg Tech in Kingstree and Francis Marion University in Florence. She was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church of Salters. She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. A brother, James Monroe Richardson, three sisters, Jane Richardson Lifrage, Buford Richardson, and Wilhelmina Richardson Grist, and a daughter, Elizabeth Wilburn Rinaca, preceded her in death.

Surviving are: one daughter, Gayle Wilburn McCain (Curtis); two sons, Frank Wilburn (Phyllis) and Buford Wilburn (Tricia) four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325 or Clinton Presbyterian Community at 801 Musgrove St., Clinton SC 29325.

Gary Adams

The Rev. Gary B. Adams, 90, widower of Ruth Dolores James Adams, died Monday, May 27, 2019, at his residence in Kingstree.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Kingstree United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Adams was born January 16, 1929, in Hartsville, the son of the late James Amos Adams and Nora O’Neal Adams. He attended Francis Marion College and completed the United Methodist Church Course of Studies and Advanced Studies for local pastors. He started his “Call” to ministry in The Church of the Nazarene. He and “Ms. Ruth” (the wind beneath his wings) served 31 years in the SC United Methodist Church, Trio Charge, (Trio, Earles and Suttons (19 yrs.), Indian Branch, Darlington; Hebron and Pergamus Charge, and Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. Amazingly, he returned to the pulpit for six months on the Trio Charge at the age of 84. He was a veteran of the US Navy and the US Air Force for a total of 20 years of service, retiring as a Tech Sergeant. Three brothers, James Mack Adams, Cecil Samuel Adams, and Thomas Edwin Adams, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: two daughters, Rev. Nancy Rose Adams of Kingstree; and Alice Dukes (Tommy) of Greeleyville; one son, the Rev. Emmanuel Bruce Adams of Loris; two sisters, Faydene Johnson of Belleville, Michigan; and Carolyn Stokes (Ervin) of Hartsville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Trio United Methodist Church, c/o Pearl Rowell, 39 Front Street, Salters, SC 29590.

Betty Singletary

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Green Singletary, conducted by the Rev. Barry S. McFadden, the Rev. Samuel B. Cooper, Elder Tommy Shaw, Elder Leroy McClary, and the Rev. Charles McCrea, were held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at St. Michael United Methodist Church of Williamsburg County. Burial, directed by Pressley’s Funeral Home, followed at St. Michael United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Singletary died Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence. She was born March 8, 1945, in Williamsburg County, Kingstree, the daughter of the late Ed and Ethel Green. She was a member of St. Michael United Methodist Church, where she served on the Jr. Usher Board and sung on the Jr. Choir. She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County, graduating from St. Mark High School in 1963. She was married to the late Joe Singletary. Two sons, Jerome Singletary and Aaron Singletary, preceded her in death. She moved to New York City in 1964. While living in New York City she became a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Holiness Church of Bronx, New York, where she served on the Usher Board. In 1978 she returned to Kingstree, reinstating her membership at St. Michael UMC. She served on the Usher Board, Communion Steward, and United Methodist Women. She worked in the textile industries in New York and South Carolina, employed by Baxter Lab, Tupperware, and Phoenix Glove Company. She also served as a foster parent.

Survivors are: one son, Jo’Ray Singletary (Tammy) of Dobson, North Carolina; two granddaughters, Megan Singletary, whom she raised as her own, and Shanequa Thompson (John), both of Kingstree; two grandsons, Aaron Singletary of Kingstree; and Cadyn Singletary of Dobson, North Carolina; one great-grandson, Zakania Tisdale of Kingstree; five sisters, Celia Wallace and Millie Green, both of Kingstree; Shirley Eastling (Billy) of Florence; Deloris G. Nesmith of Bridgeton, New Jersey; and Mary Wilson of Syracuse, New York; two brothers, James Green and Eddie Green (Viola), both of Kingstree; a surrogate brother, John D. Green (Shirley) of Kingstree; and two daughters-in-law, Tabatha Singletary of Aiken; and Diane Singletary of Kingstree.