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Sam Singleton, Jr.

Funeral services for Sam “Mr. Benny,” “Uncle Benny,” or “The Peanut Man” Singleton, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Aundry N. Evans, were held Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Greater Gordon African Methodist Episcopal Church of Murrells Inlet. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Eddy Tabernacle F.B.H. Church Cemetery of Murrells Inlet.

Mr. Singleton died Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born April 4, 1932, in Murrells Inlet, the son of the late Mary Goff and Sam Singleton, Sr. Four siblings preceded him in death. He received his education in the Georgetown County schools. After graduation he enlisted in the US Army, served in the Korean War, and after three years he received an honorable discharge. He was a member of Gordon Chapel. His talent of playing the guitar and singing the gospel was shared as he managed The Pawley’s Island All Stars and Singleton Sisters Group, which encompassed his nieces and friends. He was employed by Lee’s Inlet Kitchen of Murrells Inlet for approximately 30 years, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, and Murrells Inlet US Post Office. Landscaping, the love of flowers and wanting the young children to grow up with strong work ethics, he gave several their first job assisting him with landscaping.

Survivors are: his wife, Florence Moody Singleton; five children, Jennifer Vereen (John), Stanley Singleton, Richard Singleton (Mary), David Singleton (Joyce), and Angela Gillians (Robert), all of Murrells Inlet; two sisters, Mildred Graves and Earlene Keith; one niece reared in the home, Patsy Wallace; one foster son, Jerry Johnson; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Floral bearers were Laquisha Singleton, Eva Greene, Kendra Singleton, Jackie Mazyck, Ieman Gilliam, and the Women Missionary Society.

Pallbearers were Timothy Singleton, Don Herriott, Joshua Vereen, Billy McCloud, Jeremiah Vereen, Corey Moody, Rodney Moody, and Anthony Moody.

Cora Franklin

Funeral services for Pastor Cora Lee Franklin, conducted by the Rev. David Washington and the Rev. Janet McCray, were held Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. James Churchyard Cemetery of Greeleyville.

Pastor Franklin died Saturday, November 10, 2018, at her second home in Florence. She was born September 15, 1939, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Lane Montgomery and Wilhemina Scott Montgomery. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. She later became a nanny until she retired. She was a member of Shekinah Temple Ministry of Salters. She was married to the late George E. Franklin. Two siblings Mary Montgomery and Lane Montgomery, and two sons, George and Jessie Franklin, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: four children, Wilhemina Rodgers (Ronald) of Kingstree; Cleo Woodard (James) of Florence; Bennie Franklin (Kacehel Williams) of Greeleyville; and Lorenzo Franklin of North Carolina; one stepson, Muhammad Abdur-Rahim of Clearwater, Florida; one sister, Licentiate Shirley Mae Jackson of Lane; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ralph Darby

Funeral services for Ralph Anthony “Shaggy Dog” Darby, conducted by the Rev. Roger L. Washington and the Rev. Melvin McCullough, III, were held Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the Mt. Lebanon AME Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Mt. Lebanon AME Church Cemetery of Andrews.

Mr. Darby died Monday, November 12, 2018. He was born October 22, 1958, in Andrews, the son of Melvin McCullough and Alice Darby McCullough. He attended Andrews High School and afterwards, he worked at White’s Welding and 3D Metal. He was a member of Mt. Lebanon AME Church. He later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was married to Brenda June. A sister, Jetta Ravenell Epharaim, preceded him in death.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: four children, LeKesha Holt and Tina Holt, Anthony and Amber June; three brothers, Melvin McCullough, III (Gwendolyn), Steve McCullough Rodney (Angenette) and Keith McCullough; and nine grandchildren.

Stella Senna

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Scott Senna, conducted by the Rev. Robin Frazier and Pastor Ida B. Mitchell, were held Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the Allen AME Church of St. Stephen. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Tri Churches Cemetery of St. Stephen.

Mrs. Senna died Monday, November 12, 2018. She was born January 28, 1946, in Berkeley County, the daughter of the late Ross and Louvenia Scott. She received her formal education in Berkeley County Schools. As a child, she grew up in Allen AME Church and continued to worship there. She worked with the YPDer’s, was a member of the Senior Choir, gave monthly health tip reports, and was a Sunday school member. After many years of working at Reliable Electric Co. in St. Stephen, she resigned to pursue a lifelong dream of being a nurse. She received her Practical Nursing Diploma in 1990 and was employed by Trident Medical Center in Charleston. She also worked as a nurse at Halmark Healthcare Center in Summerville. She volunteered as a substitute teacher in the local schools. A son, Lawrence E. Scott, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Sylena Michelle Wilder (Carlton) of St. Stephen; two sons, Bryan Scott (Janee) of Elizabeth, New Jersey; and Kenneth Scott of St. Stephen; one sister, Eliza Mayes (Calvin) of Miami, Florida; three brothers, Junior Lee “Bo” Scott, Carlisle Scott (Celestine) of St. Stephen; and John Arthur Scott (Gloria) of Moncks Corner; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Lue Mention

Funeral services for Mother Lue Ida Mention, conducted by the Rev. Dorothy Washington and Bishop Craig Kegler, were held Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Greater Hines Chapel Apostolic Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Wallace Cemetery of Andrews.

Mother Mention died Thursday, November 8, 2018. She was born April 4, 1932, in Andrews, the daughter of the late Cleveland and Ida Graham. She was married to the late Jessie James Mention. She moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She moved back to Andrews in 2001. She was the mother of the church. She attended Ranzie Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of Spirit Filled Ambassadors for Christ. She moved to Kingstree with her son, Cleveland, then became a member of Praise Tabernacle. Three children, Betty Mention, Jessie Mae, and Charles, and two sisters, Alafair Gibbs and Minnie Graves, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: two sons, James Filmore (Emma) of Andrews; and Cleveland Mention (Betty) of Kingstree; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Herbert Redden

Funeral services for Herbert Alvin Redden, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Christopher C. Mathis, Jr., were held Monday, November 12, 2018, at the Beulah AME Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Beulah AME Churchyard Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mr. Redden died Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the McLeod Medical Center of Florence. He was born June 17, 1953, in Kingstree, the son of the late Mr. Davis Redden and Mrs. Conyers Redden. He was a member of Beulah AME Church, where he served on several boards and was a member of the men’s choir. He was also a former president of the Mouzon Men’s Community Club. He was a 1971 graduate of Hebron High School. He attended Benedict College but left to pursue a career with the Milliken Manufacturing plant, where he was employed for over 30 years. He was also an avid basketball and baseball player in school and the community. Two sisters, Tamra Burgess and Patricia Cooper, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: two brothers, Davis Redden, Jr. (Modestine) of Columbia; and Larry Redden (Edith) of Kingstree; and three sisters, Diane Redden of Columbia; Cynthia Redden of Kingstree; and Vickie Redden of Florence.

Michael Mitchum

Funeral services for Michael Carl “Population” or “Pop” Mitchum, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Dicks, were held Monday, November 12, 2018, at the Bethel United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Bethel U.M. Churchyard Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mr. Mitchum died Monday, November 5, 2018, at the McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence. He was born July 8, 1962, in Williamsburg County, the son of Chevina Mitchum Cohen and the late Carl Mitchum. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from Kingstree Senior High School in 1980. In August of 1980, he joined the US Army and served his country faithfully and was honorably discharged in 1983. He was employed as a truck driver with Tidewater Transportation of Charleston.

He later moved to New York and worked as a truck driver for E.B. Trucking Company of Brooklyn, New York. After becoming disabled, he moved back home.

Survivors are: his mother, Chevina Mitchum Cohen (Randall) of Kingstree; one daughter, Tiffany Brooks of Aiken; three sisters, Evelyn Hylton of Greeleyville; Maxine Gibson of Kingstree; and Jamila Clark of New Jersey; two brothers, Irwin Mitchum of Troy, New York; and Lavern Mouzon of Jacksonville, Florida; and one grandson.

Willa Robinson

Willa Dean Miles Robinson, 87, widow of M. Carlyle Robinson, died Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held Friday, November 23, 2018, at Kingstree First Assembly of God Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Sandy Bay Cemetery.

Mrs. Robinson was born November 27, 1930, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Joe and Eliza Barfield Miles. She was educated in Williamsburg County Schools and was a retired daycare owner. She was a member of Kingstree First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed reading, cooking, watching softball, and attending events at the Williamsburg County Vital Aging Senior Center. Four siblings, Ed Miles, Dell Miles, J.W. Miles, and Myrtle Lee Parker, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Bobby Robinson (Cynthia) of Kingstree; one daughter, Darlene Chandler (Alan) of Lake City; one sister, Eloise Tarte (Eddie) of Socastee; four granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Assembly of God Church, 872 Sumter Highway, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Williamsburg County Vital Aging, PO Box 450, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Idalyn Brown

Dr. Idalyn Stoll Brown, beloved wife of Carol E. Brown, died suddenly Saturday, November 24, 2018, in Lake City.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held Tuesday, November 27, 2018, in Kingstree Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Tisdale Cemetery.

Dr. Brown was born April 9, 1935, in Columbia, the daughter of the late Philip Cunningham and Charles McLeod Stoll. She soon moved to Kingstree, her father’s native home, and spent her childhood and youth in their home on Academy Street. She was educated in the Kingstree schools and was recognized during her youth for her musical talent. She married her high school sweetheart, Carol, on June 1, 1956. During their 62 years of marriage, they shared many adventures and moves due to Carol’s Air Force assignments and career opportunities. She earned a PHD in Experimental Psychology from The University of Georgia in Athens, GA, but prior to this, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Coker College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Salem College, and a Master of Science degree in Psychology from Francis Marion University. She spent the following years evaluating children with brain injuries, lecturing at universities and medical conferences, and publishing articles on brain injury. She worked at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA, Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC and Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno, CA, and she completed her career in private practice in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Dr. Brown was also a member of MENSA. She was a member of Kingstree Presbyterian Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, are: two children, Mike Brown (Louise) of Lake City; and Susan Stoll Brown-Tate, MD, of Louisville, Kentucky; two 2 siblings, Phil Stoll of Whiteville, North Carolina; and Charlene Stoll Hale of Lexington; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or Kingstree Presbyterian Church, PO Box 904, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Linnie Gause

Linnie Mae Powell Gause, 82, wife of Ossie P. Gause, died Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the Kingstree Nursing Facility.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Williamsburg Funeral Home. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Kingstree Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Gause was born March 2, 1936, in Florence, the daughter of the late Ted Powell and Luetta Owens Powell. She was a homemaker and a member of Kingstree Pentecostal Holiness Church. A brother, Larry Powell, preceded her in death.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, are: one son, Purdis L. Gause of Kingstree; one brother, Therrell Williamson of Columbia; and six half-siblings.

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

Deborah Baker

Funeral services for Mrs. Deborah Carol Baker, conducted by the Rev. Frederick Johnson, were held Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the St. John AME Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. John AME Church Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mrs. Baker of Manning died Monday, November 12, 2018. She was born February 14, 1951, in Lumberton, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Richard Jones and Essamay Thompson. She attended Middletown High School, where she graduated in 1968. She moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she studied the field of nursing. She was employed by Carlton Convalescent Hospital of Fairfield, Connecticut, as a nurse until 1983. She later moved to South Carolina, where she was employed by Clarendon Memorial Hospital. A daughter, Ann M. Murray, and a brother, Pee Wee Thompson, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: her husband, Lowell T. Baker, Sr. of Manning; one daughter, Carol S. Murray-Jones of Bridgeport, Connecticut; two sons, Lowell T. Baker of Manning; and Robert S. Murray, Jr. of Bridgeport, Connecticut; one sister, Beverly Robinson of San Antonio, Texas; and one goddaughter, Camey Hendricks.

James Washington, Jr.

Funeral services for James Barkim “ Pudney” Washington, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Tyrone York, were held Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Brooks Cemetery of Greeleyville.

Mr. Washington died Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Trident Medical Center of Charleston. He was born May 4, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late James Washington and Shirley Ann Durant Washington. He was educated in the public school system of Kings County, Brooklyn, New York. He worked at various jobs. He worked at Wise Company and various restaurants as a cook. He was a good cook.

Survivors are: his partner, Carol Gillians of St. Stephen; six children, Lakia Coley, Taquan Coley, Daquan Coley, Barkim Coley, and Nequasia Coley, all of Brooklyn, New York; and Demetrius Williams of Greeleyville; four stepchildren, Alicia Gillians, Brittany Coburn, Kevin Gillians, and Joshua Gillians of St. Stephen; one brother, Anthony Washington of Jamaica, New York; and 10 grandchildren.

Minnie Gamble

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Mouzon Gamble, conducted by the Rev. Yvonne Jenkins, were held Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the St. Phillip AME Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Phillip AME Church Cemetery of Salters.

Mrs. Gamble died Saturday, November 17, 2018. She was born January 2, 1944, in Salters, the daughter of the late Oddie and Mary Thompson Mouzon. She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was a member of the basketball team. After graduation from high school, she relocated to Clearwater, Florida. She was employed by the Clearwater Police Department and Sun Trust Bank as a teller. In 1988, she returned back to South Carolina. She was a member of St. Phillip AME Church, where she served for eight years as the Women’s Missionary Society President, YPD Director, Usher, Stewardess, Choir Member and Kitchen Committee Member. Five siblings, Eva Nesmith, Margaret Ross, Catherine James, Frances Goss and Louis Mouzon, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: her husband, Robert Gamble of Salters; five children, Anthony Mouzon (Angelina) of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Keisha Gamble of New Road, Louisiana; Alphonzo Mouzon of Los Angeles, California; Angela Clymer (William) of Washington, DC; and Robert Jones of Orlando, Florida; one sister, Pearl Bradley of St. Petersburg, Florida; one brother, Louis Dozier (Beverly) of Gulf Port, Mississippi; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Germaine Hannah

Funeral services for Germaine Wilton “Rick” Hannah, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Eddie Gamble, were held Monday, November 19, 2018, at the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery of Andrews.

Mr. Hannah, 37, of Andrews, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was born November 4, 1981, in Georgetown, the son of Deacon James and Geraldine. He was a 2000 graduate of Andrews High School, where he participated in the Marching Band. He was employed by Georgetown Memorial Hospital, and later was employed by Sid Harvey’s in Andrews. He was a member of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a drummer for the Music Ministry. He was also a drummer at Mt Ararat AME Church of Nesmith. He was the original drummer for Divine Harmony of Andrews.

Survivors, in addition to his parents of Andrews, are: one daughter, Germoni Ramsey of Andrews; and four siblings, his twin, Tramaine Timmons (Julian), Kenyetta Hannah, and James Vashon, all of Andrews; and Jametria Hannah of Greenville.

Malachi McFadden, Sr.

Funeral services for Malachi “Bobby Joe” McFadden, Sr., conducted by the Rev. W. C. Henryhand, were held Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Crossroad Cemetery of Salters.

Mr. McFadden died Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence. He was born July 26, 1945. He attended Walker-Gamble School in New Zion. He was a boxer, Mason brother, Boy Scout leader, and a base guitar player.

Survivors are: his wife, Hazel B. McFadden of Kingstree; two sons, Jefferson McFadden of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Malachi McFadden, Jr. of Kingstree; two daughters, Diane Denise McFadden of Kingstree; and Serena Kizzie McFadden of Conway; two sisters, Diane McFadden Lewis (Oscar) of W. Palm Beach, Florida; and Mary Lee Jackson (Otis) of Columbia; two brothers, Levern McFadden of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Lorlee McFadden, Jr. of W. Palm Beach, Florida; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Edward Graham, Jr.

Edward Leon “Junie” Graham, Jr., 88, husband of Jane Jaudon Blakely Graham, died Thursday, November 22, 2018, at his residence.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Kingstree United Methodist Church at 2:30 p.m., directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mr. Graham was born April 5, 1930, in Greeleyville, the son of the late Edward Leon Graham and Willie Louise Gist Graham. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University. He was employed by The DuPont Textile Manufacturing Company, where he was a plant manager in Brazil. He was a Korean War Air Force veteran and was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church. A sister, Audrey Newsome, preceded him in death.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: four children, Patricia Jane Adams and Edward Michael Graham, both of Murrells Inlet; Kevin J. Graham (Gale Whiting) of Tega Cay; and Austin Blakely Graham of Goose Creek; a very special sister-in-law, Beezie Jarrett of Kingstree; and one sister, Gertha Lou Stackley of Kingstree.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 North Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Steven Lane

Steven Lafay “Steve” Lane, 69, husband of Chris Welch Lane, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral services celebrating his life were held Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery.

Mr. Lane was born July 25, 1949, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late James Dolfus and Hattie Leo Smith Lane. He was a graduate of East Clarendon High School and received an Associate’s Degree from Williamsburg Technical College. He served two years in the Marine Corps, then joined the South Carolina National Guard and retired after more than 20 years of service. While in service, he served in Vietnam with the Marine Corps, served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield with the Army National Guard. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee from 2009 to 2017.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: two children, Christy Lane Nexsen (Brian) of Greeleyville; and James Hunter Lane (Holly) of Turbeville; two sisters, Thetis Ricks and Karen Osborne, both of Jacksonville, Florida; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, c/o Amy Sanders, 3508 Sandy Bay Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.