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Joseph June

Funeral services for Joseph Ernest June, conducted by the Rev. Gilbert DeKine, were held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church of Lane. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Marion Memorial Gardens of Lane.

Mr. June died Sunday, June 2, 2019. He was born September 17, 1946, in Lane, the son of Susan June and the late Bradford Morant. He attended the local schools of Williamsburg County. After graduation, he was drafted into the United States Army, 1969. Upon completion of his short military career, he furthered his education at the Florida Community College of Jacksonville, sponsored by the G.I. Bill. He started his work career at a young age working for the railroad. He later relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, where he and his father owned and operated a mechanic business, “Leroy and Son.” He was employed by Clark and Lewis, and later he was employed by W. R. Grace and Company. A son, Joseph E. June, Jr., his fathers, Bradford Morant and Leroy Snider, his stepmother, Flora Morant, and a brother, Troy Sirmons, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Mable; his mother, Susan June Snider; five sons, Anthony June, Julian June, Isaac June, Mario June, and Homer R. Strigglers; two daughters, Pamela June and Regina Poole (Hal); 17 brothers, O’Neil Morant (Jacqueline), Leroy Snider, Jr., Pastor Curtis G. Snider, Sr. (Sonya), Elroy Sirmons, Bradford Morant, Jr. (Barbara), Matthew Morant, Ronald Morant, Terrence Morant (Marian), Robert Snider, Jersey Snider, Jimmy Snider (Neicy), Louis Leroy Snider (Deloris), Timothy Snider, Lester Snider, Kenneth Snider (Cheryl), Karl Snider, and Burnie Snider; seven sisters, Dora Morant­Newton (David), Cynthia Stanford, Deborah A. Gray (Frank), Barbara A. Greene, Suzette Y. Snider, Jestine Snider and Francella Melton (Allen); like a son, John Morris Dipples;  like a brother, Timothy June, Sr. (Kim); like sisters, Martha E. Smith, Patricia June and Carrie White; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Eugene Bright, Alexander Mack, Timothy June, Sr., Courtney Sabb, Julius Williams, Jr., and Timothy June, Jr.

Jannie Pendergrass

Funeral services for Jannie Mae Pendergrass, conducted by the Rev. Anna Mae Pearson, were held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Greater Jerusalem AME Church of Lane. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greater Jerusalem AME Cemetery of Lane.

Ms. Pendergrass died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Trident Medical Center of North Charleston. She was born January 25, 1947, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Issac and Alafare Montgomery Pendergrass. She attended schools in Tabor City, North Carolina and Williamsburg County. She was a member of Greater Jerusalem AME Church. A son, Eddie Lee Pendergrass, and a brother, Robert Pendergrass, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Billy Leroy Pendergrass (Cleoptra) of Graham, North Carolina; one sister, Ruby McCullough (Felder) of Kingstree; one brother, Melvin Pendergrass of Durham, North Carolina; a special cousin and caregiver, Mrs. Gertrude Brown of the home; and one granddaughter.

Harriett Thompson

Funeral services for Harriett Ann Thompson, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Brockington, were held Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Chapel of Grace of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Gethesemane Baptist Church Cemetery of Georgetown.

Ms. Thompson died Wednesday, May 29, 2019. She was born February 18, 1960, in Georgetown County, the daughter of the late Mrs. Lelia Thompson and Marvin Thompson. She received her education in the public school system of Andrews. She was employed by AVX of Myrtle Beach; Phoenix Glove Company of Andrews; and Wellman, Inc. of Hemingway. Two siblings, Jannie Davis and Anthony L. Thompson, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Sheldon D. Thompson of Andrews; six brothers, Rainey Davis of Georgetown; Ernest Davis (Jean) of Decatur, Georgia; Robert Lee Wilson, Marion Wilson, Jeffery Thompson (Carla), all of Andrews; and Jason Oneil Thompson of Kingstree; three sisters, Mavernette Thompson, Barbara Thompson, and Carrie Thompson, all of Andrews.

Floral bearers were Mikayla Thompson and Joyce Evans.

Pallbearers were Reggie Footman, Kareem Bernard Thompson, and Malachi Thompson.

Willie Wallace

Funeral services for Willie Dave “Red” Wallace, conducted by the Rev. Barry McFadden, were held Monday, June 3, 2019, at the St. Michael United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Michael UM Church Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mr. Wallace died Monday, May 27, 2019. He was born August 8, 1932, in the Cedar Swamp Community of Kingstree, the son of the late John Nicholas and Celia Peterson (Graham). He was a school bus driver for Tomlinson School. He moved to Chicago. He was married to the late Sandra Lee Wallace (Jackson). US Steel Mill employed him for 28 years. After he retired from the US Steel Mill, he returned home to Kingstree, where he opened up a shop and got involved with Stoney McClary and County Softball. Two sons, Anthony Wallace and Michael Wallace, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: two sons, Charles Wallace of Conway; and William Wallace of the home; one sister, Dorothy Porcha of Boston, Massachusetts; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Nancy Gamble

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Mae Johnson Gamble, conducted by the Rev. James I. Clayton, were held Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Inez M. Henryhand Memorial Chapel of St. Stephen. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Clara Johnson Estates of Cordesville.

Mrs. Gamble died Saturday, May 25, 2019, at her residence. She was born October 8, 1931, in Cordesville, the daughter of the late Larena Johnson and Moses Rivers. She was married to the late George Gamble, Sr. She was educated in the Moncks Corner School System. She moved to New York, then to Chester, Pennsylvania. While living in Pennsylvania, she worked as a cook at Chester’s Old Cambridge Diner. She later was employed by Fair Acres, Prospect Park Nursing Home, and St. Francis Country Home for the Elderly. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Four children, Carl, George 3rd, Rex Allan, Carol Gamble, and six siblings, James, Joe, David, Melvin, Brethalee, and Margret, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: four daughters, Brenda Johnson of Cordesville; Anna Alexander of Ladson; and Cheryl Pulley and Barbara Gamble, both of Chester, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mazel McCall

Mazel Lee Goude McCall, 82, widow of the Rev. Bill McCall, died Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Williamsburg Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Kingstree Pentecostal Holiness Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. McCall was born June 5, 1937, in Florence County, the daughter of the late Lewington E. and Della E. Prosser Goude. She was a graduate of Holmes Theological Seminary School and was a Certified Nursing Assistant. She retired from Kingstree Nursing Facility and was a Transitional Pastor in the Pentecostal Holiness Conference. She was a member of Kingstree Pentecostal Holiness Church. Eight siblings, Norman Campbell, Wilbur Campbell, Cordell Goude, Lois Goude, Daisy G. Pope, Edna Sanders, Ila Maulds, and Elma Parrott, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one step-daughter, Mary McCall Staley (Charles) of Moncks Corner; one step-son, Bill McCall, Jr. (Claudette) of Pinopolis; two brothers, Liston Goude of Lake City; and J.W. Goude of Greenwood; two sisters, Hazel Molina of Arizona and Lila Hanley of Greenwood; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John McCall, William D. McCall, Jody Pope, Ritchie Pope, Barry Stone, DJ Walters, and Will Walters.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree Pentecostal Holiness Church, 37 McCall Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.

James Baker, Jr.

James Luther “Bo Pete” Baker, Jr., 77, of Greeleyville, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center of Florence.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Harry Robinson, were held Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Upon This Rock Ministries of Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the McKnight Cemetery of Lane.

Mr. Baker was born March 4, 1942, in Rowland, North Carolina, the son of the late Ida Mae McCallum and James Luther Baker, Sr. Three siblings, Marie McCallum, Zenobia Ellis, and Roy Lee McCallum, preceded him in death. He received his formal education in the public schools of Rowland, North Carolina. He lived most of his adult life in High Point, North Carolina. He was a member of the Masonic Hall Lodge #524 in High Point, North Carolina. He was a salesman by trade and had an eye for beautiful cars and furniture. He owned a Honda Gold Wing and numerous Harley Davidsons. In his later years, he lived in Greeleyville. He was an active member of his community, where he became a member of Upon This Rock Ministries. He was fondly known as “Fred” (Sanford and Son) because of his antique shop and love of old cars.

Survivors are: his companion, Hattie L. Whack of the home; two daughters, Lori Smith (Wayne) of Jacksonville, Florida; and Bernita Baker of High Point, North Carolina; four sons, James Luther Baker, III of Maxton, North Carolina; Tracy Jones (Maria) of High Point, North Carolina; Anthony Covington (Angela) of Columbia; and Robin Curry (Cynthia) of St. Louis, Missouri; three sisters, Onita Baker of Goldsboro, North Carolina; Mary Ann McCallum of Rowland, North Carolina; and Doris Allen of Lumberton, North Carolina; four brothers, John T. McKoy (Helen) of Archdale, North Carolina; John Gilbert McCallum of Laurel Hill, North Carolina; Hubert Baker (Azalee) of Augusta, Georgia;  and Terry McCallum of Rowland, North Carolina; and a host of grandchildren.

Blonnie Cooper

Blonnie Bell “Toadie” Hughes Cooper, 80, of Lake City, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the MUSC Health Florence Medical Center of Florence.

Funeral services, conducted by Bishop Amos Major, were held Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at No 1. Holiness Church of Lake City.  Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at White Oak Cemetery of Lake City.

Mrs. Cooper was born December 1, 1938, in Cades, the daughter of the late Henry Hughes and Bernice Myers Hughes. Two children, Willie D. Hughes and Barbara Ann Cooper, and seven siblings, Willie David Hughes, John Hughes, Eugene Hughes, Benjamin Hughes, Earnestine McClain, Betty Jean Crump, and Sherry Carter, preceded her in death. She received her formal education by attending a school in Cades. She worked as a daycare provider and was also a foster mother for many years. She was also a member of the Sunbeam Chapter #224 Order of the Eastern Star in Lake City. She attended the House of God Number One Holiness Church. She was married to James Edward Cooper.

Survivors are: one daughter, Elease Hughes of Lake City; a nephew, reared as her own, Dedrick Davis of Lake City; an adoptive daughter, Tammy Carter of Lake City; a grandson, Rufus Carter of Lake City; and two sisters, Louise Cooper and Pearline Montgomery (Edward), both of Lake City.

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 Redmond-Richardson 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 Redmond-Richardson 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.