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Steven McFadden

Funeral services for Steven McFadden, conducted by Bishop Leroy Graham, were held Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Netties Temple Holiness Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. John Cemetery of Lake City.

Mr. McFadden died Saturday, April 27, 2019. He was born May 1, 1971, in Florence, the son of Evelyn D. Cooper and the late Ernest McFadden. He attended and graduated from Lake City High School in 1987.  He enlisted and served in the US Navy in 1989. He was a member of Netties Temple Holiness Church.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of Lake City, are: two daughters, Sade Burgess and Kadacsha Carter, both of Lake City; three sons, Drequan McFadden of Columbia; and D’Angelo Burgess and Keyrhaza Franklin, both of Lake City; one sister, Melissa Cooper of Brooklyn, New York; and two brothers, Mallon McAlister and Ernest McGill, both of Lake City.

Janice Smith

Mrs. Janice Marie Rush Smith, 61, of Kingstree, died Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Williamsburg Regional Hospital of Kingstree.

Funeral services, conducted by Brother Melvin Sapp, were held Monday, April 29, 2019, at Lake City Church of Christ of Lake City. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Old McFadden Cemetery of Barrineau.

Mrs. Smith was born June 5, 1957, in Kingstree, the daughter of Maude White Rush and the late John C. Rush. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County and was a 1975 graduate of Cades High School. She furthered her education and obtained a degree in psychology in 1979 from Howard University in Washington, DC. She was currently working as a service representative at Spectrum, formerly known as Time Warner, for over 30 years. Prior to being employed as a sales representative, she worked for an insurance company as an insurance agent. She was a member of Lake City Church of Christ. She was also known for her ability to sing and blessed many with her melodious voice.

Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: her husband, Fulton M. Smith of the home; one sister, Barbara Cooper of Kingstree; and her mother-in-law, Shirley Smith of Lake City.

Addie Nesmith

Mrs. Addie Lee Frazier Nesmith, 84, of Kingstree, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Malachi, were held Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Kingstree Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mrs. Nesmith was born December 24, 1934, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Robert Frazier and Sarah Montgomery Frazier. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and was active in the following ministries: Vacation Bible School teacher, member of the Nurture Committee, Outreach Committee, Work Area on Ministry, Evangelism Committee, the Administrative Board, the United Methodist Women, former Chairperson of Council on Ministries, former Chairperson of Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee, the senior choir, mass choir, honorary member of the annual cantata choir, and any other capacity that she could fill at the church. She was affiliated with many social organizations. She was a member of the Williamsburg County Retired Educators Association, a board member of Williamsburg County Vital Aging, and Liberty Works #171, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a volunteer at St. Ann Felician Center and Meals on Wheels. She was an avid poll worker and a personal taxi cab driver for her community. She opened her home to many children whom she loved and cared for as her own. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from Tomlinson High School on June 3, 1953. She furthered her education and graduated from South Carolina State College, presently known as South Carolina State University, on January 31, 1958. After graduating, she began her teaching career in the Orangeburg County School System. Later, she began teaching in the Williamsburg County Public School System. She was an elementary school teacher at Lane Consolidated School and Greeleyville Elementary School. She worked for the South Carolina Department of Education Manpower Program (known today as Williamsburg Technical College). After, retiring, she became a part-time teacher at Williamsburg County Adult Education Center. She was married to the late Thomas “Tommy” Nesmith.

Survivors are: a cousin, like a brother, Vernon Ray Woods (Ruthie) of Georgetown; two friends, like sisters, Lillian Robinson of Kingstree; and Cynthia Hicks (the Rev, Granville) of Greenville; an adopted daughter, Libbie Blackmon (Clifton) of Kingstree; an adopted son, Michael Epps of Kingstree; and a Goddaughter, April Williams of Kingstree.

Horace Nesmith

Horace Nesmith, 66, formerly of Kingstree, died Monday, April 15, 2019, at the Lincoln Hospital of Bronx, New York.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Robert Malachi, were held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the William N. Redmond Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Greenlawn Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mr. Nesmith was born September 8, 1952, in Kingstree, the son of the late Cleveland Nesmith and Nealy Dorsey Nesmith. Six siblings, Dorothy Mae Glover, Cleveland Nesmith, Jr., Anthony Nesmith, Dempsey Nesmith, Morris Nesmith, and Allen Nesmith, preceded him in death. He received his formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County and was a graduate of Tomlinson High School. He was employed as a clerk at Hunts Point Market from 1974-1999. He was a full-time security guard from 1999 to 2005.

Survivors are: his wife, Loretha Taylor Nesmith of the home; one son, Jermaine Mance of Bronx, New York; one daughter, Michelle Frank of New York, New York; one brother, Victor Nesmith of Kingstree; three sisters, Lillie “Dugger” Woods and Anna Pearl Miller (Benny Wilson), both of Kingstree; and Brenda Burgess (Leo) of Hemingway; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

James Boyd, Sr.

James Hugh “Jimmy” Boyd, Sr., 70, husband of Wanda Player Boyd, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the Lake City Community Hospital.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Tisdale Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mr. Boyd was born May 14, 1948, in Kingstree, the son of the late Harry and Lydia McCrea Boyd. He was a graduate of Kingstree High School and attended the Baptist College (Charleston Southern University). He was the founder and former owner of Boyd Electrical Services. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, where he was an Elder. A brother, William A. “Al” Boyd, preceded him in death.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: three children, James Hugh Boyd, Jr. (Rosanne), Jodie Leigh Boyd, and William Ashley Boyd, all of Kingstree; two grandchildren, Anna Caison Boyd and Amy Catherine Boyd; and Scott Burgess, who he loved like a son.

Memorials may be made to Central Presbyterian Church, PO Box 421, Kingstree, SC 29556 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

George Burrows

George “Uncle George” or “Beetlejuice” Burrows, 84, of Kingstree, died Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Lake City.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Barry McFadden, were held Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the St. Michael United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery. 

Mr. Burrows was born November 3, 1934, in Kingstree, the son of the late Willie Burrows and Vernell Tisdale Burrows. He was a member of St. Michael United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the United Methodist Men. He grew up in the Cedar Swamp Community of Kingstree. He received his formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of Joshua Lodge #404 in the State of New York, Monroe County. He spent over 20 years in Rochester, New York, where he labored as a roofer throughout the city. Four brothers and the wives, William Burroughs (Alberta “Bud”), John Burroughs (Earlene), James Burrows (Jeanie Mae and Frankie), and Edward Burroughs, and three sisters and their husbands, Jeannie Wallace (Jackson) and Gladys McFadden (Willie “Briley”), and Estelle Barr (Willie), preceded him in death.

Survivors are: one son, Steven Brown of Rochester, New York; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.