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Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson, 75, of Wando, husband of Betty J. Wilson, died Saturday, November 3, 2018.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel. Burial, directed by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., followed at the Spring Pond Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery of Andrews.

Born May 15, 1943, in Williamsburg County, he was the son of the late John W. Wilson and Eliza Blakeley Wilson. He graduated from Williamsburg High School, Class of 1961. He served in the National Guard Reserves and was a constable for DNR. Land management was his passion; he worked on his family farm, Wilson Farms, and dedicated 56 years as a caretaker for Cainhoy Plantation. He was a cowboy at Daniels Island for Harry Guggenheim.
 A daughter, Mandy L. Wilson, preceded him in death.

Survivors, in addition to his wife of Wando, are: three children, Tammy W. Giannelli (Michael) of Wando; Stephany W. Braddy (Travis) of McClellanville; and Michael J. Wilson (Melinda) of Andrews; one sister, Mattie Prosser of Andrews; one brother, John Wilson of Charleston; and six grandchildren.

Lendel McCrea

Mrs. Lendel French Swails McCrea, 89, widow of Albert Lewis McCrea, died Monday, November 5, 2018, at the Kingstree Nursing Facility.

Funeral services were held Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Central Presbyterian Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Tisdale Cemetery.

Mrs. McCrea was born August 5, 1929, in Andrews, the daughter of the late Waver Parsons Swails and James Acue Swails. She was a home economist for Clemson Extension and a clerk at Sternn’s Department Store. She was a graduate of Williamsburg High School and a member of Central Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of The Friendship Circle and Women of the Church. Three siblings, James A. Swails, Hartwell Swails, and Rena S. Mobley, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one son, Darren McCrea (Fran) of Kingstree; four sisters, Imo S. Cantley of Kingstree; Willa S. Jenkins and Windola S. Pitts, both of Andrews; and Cynthia S. Boland of Sunset Beach, North Carolina; and two grandchildren.

Hermener Gamble

Mrs. Hermener Addie “Mena” Moore Gamble, 83, of Salters, died Sunday, October 28, 2018 at her residence.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Isaac Johnson, Bishop Dr. Johnny Moore, Sr., and the Rev. Dr. Norman Gamble, were held Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Union Missionary Baptist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Central Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery of Salters.

Mrs. Gamble was born June 13, 1935, in Salters, the daughter of the late Ben Moore and Florence Moore Fulton. She was educated in the public schools of the Williamsburg County. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the Junior Choir, Usher Board, Missionary Society, and Pastor’s Aide Club. She served as church secretary for 23 years.  She was president of the Deaconess’ Board for a number of years. In addition to her involvement at Central, she was corresponding secretary for the Williamsburg Baptist and Educational Women’s Convention for 30 years. She was a seamstress for over 65 years. She was married to the late Sam Gamble, Jr. Two children, Baby Sam III and Baby Leon, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Florence Gamble Edlow (Daniel) of Deltona, Florida; five sons, Willie J. Gamble (Francena) of Clarksville, Tennessee; Edward Gamble (Carnun) of Kingstree; Mitchell Gamble of Salters; the Rev. Dr. Norman Gamble (La-Dine’) of Greeleyville; and Kelly Gamble (Michelle) of Moncks Corner; two nephews who she considered as sons, Bishop Dr. Johnny Moore (the Rev. Dr. Carolyn) of Columbia; and Joseph “Kenny” Moore (Elnora) of Birmingham, Alabama; three sisters, Ruth E. Brooks, Catherine Moore, and Edith Mabry, all of Salters; two young ladies who called her “Mama,” Sylvia Fulmore of Deerfield, Florida; and Joyce Brown of Greeleyville; a host of other adopted children to include Rose Gamble, Barbara “Missy” Chikezie, and Rosa M. Williams; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Richard Haddock

Richard Brown Haddock, 70, died Thursday, October 25, 2018, in an airplane that went down off the coast of Charleston.

A memorial service was held Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Kingstree First Baptist Church, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mr. Haddock was born February 21, 1948, in Kingstree, the son of the late Dargan Carroll and Thelma Brown Haddock. He graduated from Clemson University and became a certified professional engineer.  He retired from Farmers Telephone Cooperative as their chief engineer.  He was a flight instructor and was instrumental in the establishment of the Williamsburg County Airport, which he was maintaining.  He also served as a state constable. Among his many interests and skills were flying, fishing, SCUBA diving, riding his motorcycle, and hunting.  Richard was active in his church and served others in all aspects of life. He enjoyed taking family and friends on trips to the Bahamas. A brother, Henry Curtis Haddock, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Bonita Geer Haddock; one son, Richard Ryan Haddock (Kristy); one daughter, Melanie Haddock Brocato (Brett); one brother, William Carroll Haddock; and six grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Thomas Bright, Sr.

Funeral services for Thomas “Mr. T” Bright, Sr., conducted by Elder Ruth Naomi Plowden, and the Rev. Quintero Taylor, were held Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Bible Way Apostolic Temple of Lane. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the McKnight Cemetery of Lane.

Mr. Bright died Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He was born January 4, 1933, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Eugene Bright, Sr. and Ella Wilson Bright. He attended public schools in the county, but would self-educate himself to achieve many accomplishments in his lifetime. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He traveled and stayed in the states of Florida and North Carolina for short periods to pursue employment opportunities. In the early 1960s, he opened “Bright’s Grocery.” It not only became a landmark for the community, but it was the first black-owned grocery store ever in the surrounding community, town or city. At the age of 22, he became employed by Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. He met fellow co-worker, Jimmy Bragg in the early 1960s. Jimmy Bragg would later become his employer and lifelong friend. In 1962, Jimmy Bragg started his company Bragg Construction, a railroad construction company, and he subsequently joined Bragg’s company. The company was not as financially sustainable or profitable as expected; therefore, it underwent reconstruction and reorganization. The company re-emerged in 1965 as Brason Construction. Mr. Bragg recognized his leadership abilities and made him a foreman. He became the beneficiary of a long tenure until the company was sold. The company was acquired by Jack Bracewell and the name was changed to Bracewell Construction Company. Although he was now 80 years old, Jack Bracewell allowed him to continue with the new company. He maintained his active full-time status, job title, and responsibilities until his death. Being allowed to continue his years of service through the changes and acquisition of the original company, he had a combined total of 60 years at Brason and Bracewell and 66 years of service in the railroad industry. He was married to the late Anna Bell Harden Bright. Two children, Alice Bright Washington and Anna Maree White Bright, his stepmother, Lula Bright, and 12 siblings, Eugene, Roosevelt, Moses, Clarence, Willie, Jr., Arnette, Leroy, Robert Lee, Joe, Larry, Rosa Lee Gregory, and Mary Anderson, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: two sons, Thomas Bright, Jr. (Maria) of Lane; and Rev. Eddie L. Bright (Vivian) of Atlanta, Georgia; three daughters, Ella Sumpter (Freddie) and Christina Rouse (Tracey) of Lane; and Donna Abraham (Nathaniel) of Orangeburg; eight sisters, Jewillie Tisdale (Bill) of Andrews; Mary McDonald and Helen Thompson of Jacksonville, Florida; Carrie Parson (James) of Columbia; Martharine Brown, Katherine Billups (Thomas) and Mildred Cooper of Lane; and Ida Mae Alphonse (Lherisson) of Miami, Florida; two brothers, Charlie Bright (Alma) and Bennie Bright (Charlene) of Lane.

Ineatha Singletary

Funeral services for Mrs. Ineatha G. “Neat” Singletary, conducted by the Rev. Benjamin Milligan, were held Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Redeemer Reformed Episcopal Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Old Field Cemetery of St. Stephen.

Mrs. Singletary, 81, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018. She was born March 6, 1937, in Berkeley County, the daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth and John W. White, Sr. She was a member of Redeemer Reformed Episcopal Church, where she served in many capacities. She was educated in the Berkeley County School System and graduated from J.K. Gourdine School in 1954. She was married to the late Jimmy James Singletary. She moved to New York. She became a member of Butler Memorial United Methodist Church in the Bronx. In February 1990, she had the opportunity of traveling to Israel with members of Butler Church and while visiting the Jordan River, she was baptized.

Survivors are: four children, Michael Singletary and Seth Singletary/p and Lucha (Leroy/p) McCray Letbetter, both of New York; James Singletary of Texas; and Jacqueline Singletary-Claffee (Morris) of Virginia; four siblings, Elouise Richardson of New York; James White/p, Lydia White/p, and John White (Carolyn) of North Carolina; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.

Gracie McFadden

Funeral services for Mrs. Gracie Lee McFadden, conducted by Bishop Harry Joe Franklin, were held Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Faith Deliverance Holiness Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Crossroad Cemetery of Salters.

Mrs. McFadden died Tuesday, November 6, 2018. She was born August 14, 1956, in Kingstree, the daughter of Ular Lee Franklin and the late Joseph Franklin. She received her high school diploma from Christian Academy Schools. In 1974, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. She was married to the late George McFadden. She returned to South Carolina in 1990. A son, Antonio George McFadden, Sr., preceded her in death.

Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: two daughters, Stacie Franklin of Kingstree; and Denise LaTosha McFadden (Theron, Jr.) Florence; one son, Jerald Andrew McFadden (Kisha) of Indianapolis, Indiana; five sisters, Elder Shirley McCrea, Earlene Franklin, and Gwendolyn Brockington (Pastor Cutis), all of Kingstree; Linda Franklin of Columbia; and Trisha McFadden of Florence; one brother, Bishop Harry Franklin (Sharon) of Andrews; and seven grandchildren.

Yvonne Prioleau

Funeral services for Yvonne Carl “Rollie” Prioleau, conducted by the Rev. Joshua Prioleau, were held Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Day Dawn Baptist Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery of Pineville.

Mr. Prioleau died Saturday, November 3, 2018, in St. Stephen at his residence. He was born November 24, 1942, the son of the late Louis Prioleau, Sr. and Millie Davis Prioleau. He was a member of Day Dawn Baptist Church. He grew up in Russellville and attended Russellville High School of St. Stephen. After high school, he was employed with P.Y.A. and GP “Georgia Pacific” until his retirement. A son, Carlton “Pa” Terrell, and two brothers, Wilmuth Eugene Prioleau and Louis Prioleau, Jr., preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Inella Cleveland Prioleau of the home; two daughters, Tiffany Renee Prioleau of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Terry Ford of Atlanta, Georgia; one son, Tyrone Cleveland of Cordesville; two sisters, Shirley Prioleau Milford of St. Stephen; and Dr. Pauline Prioleau Bryant of Eutawville; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Paul Bryant, Shawn Dawson, Isaac King, Donald Ward, Theron Milford, Carl Wilder, and Antonio Prioleau.

Angel Morris

Funeral services for Mrs. Angel Monique Cotton Morris, conducted by the Rev. Gracie Singletary, were held Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the St. Paul United Methodist Church of Andrews, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morris died Saturday, November 3, 2018. She was born January 31, 1980, in Little River, the daughter of Ethel Cotton Stanley and Zachary Cotton. She attended Horry County Schools and later furthered her education in medical billing and coding.

Survivors are: her husband, Walter Morris; seven children, Rushall Cotton and Monique Cotton Morris, both of Charlotte, North Carolina; Shantel Anderson of Loris; Walter M. Morris (Krystal) of Las Vegas, Nevada; Maurice Morris and K’Shawn Morris, both of Loris; and Christina Barr of Kingstree; and five grandchildren.

Jalester Brunson

Funeral services for Jalester “Jay” Brunson, conducted by the Rev. Robert Malachi, were held Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Jerusalem U. M. Churchyard Cemetery of Salters.

Mr. Brunson died Friday, November 2, 2018. He was born November 17, 1949, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Horace and Scennie Mae Brunson. Five siblings preceded him in death. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was employed by E.M.S. for many years and Ben Pack Automotive Services. He was married to the late Diane Bradley Brunson.

Survivors are: three children, Jalester Brunson, Jr., Felicia Brunson, and Diamond Porter; and one granddaughter.

Lillie Scott

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Scott, conducted by the Rev. Barry McFadden and Brother Christopher Battle, were held Monday, November 5, 2018, at the St. Michael United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Michael United Methodist Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mrs. Scott died Thursday, November 1, 2018, at her residence in Kingstree. She was born May 13, 1921, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of Isaiah and Lilly Nancy Felder. She was a member of St. Michael United Methodist Church, where she was the oldest member of the church at 97 years old. She was married to the late George Scott, Jr. Two children, Georgia Mae and George, Jr., preceded her in death.

Survivors are: three children, Naomia Battle, Rosetta Morris, and Barbara Briggs; reared as her own, Larez Felder (Rhonda), Christina Felder and Marcine Holmes (Levern Wilson); two sisters, Pearl Murray and Magaline White; one brother, Mancy Felder (Colis); and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Ruby Davis

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee “Yibbie” or “Ohshe” Davis, conducted by the Rev. Ron W. Taylor and the Rev. Bobby Frazier, were held Sunday, November 4, 2018, at the Cane Branch AME Church of Conway. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Cane Branch AME Church Cemetery of Conway.

Mrs. Davis died Monday, October 29, 2018. She was born September 19, 1932, in Conway, the daughter of the late Ernest and Essie Jordan Gagum. She attended the public schools of Horry County. She was a member of Cane Branch AME Church, where she sang in the choir and after many years became a mother in the church. She moved to New Haven, Connecticut and worked as a youth counselor and a food caterer, where she became known as “Mama.” While living in New Haven, Connecticut, she became a prestine member of Chapter 6 City of New Haven; St. of Connecticut United Masonic Brotherhood Incorporated and O.E.S.A.F. and A.M. Scottish Rite Affiliated. After 20 plus years of living in New Haven, Connecticut, she returned to Hemingway, where she worked at a Basket Weaving Flower Shop and at Conway Nursing Home for many years. Two children, Barbara Moody and Eugene Davis, and six siblings, Betty Joe Carrol, Juanita Jackson, Estella Gagum, Edruth Alston, Leo Gagum, and Jimmy Gagum, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: four daughters, Dessie McLaurin (Robert), Delores Davis, Jennie M. Fountain (Lawrence), and Gloria Davis-Leaks (Ronnie); three sons, Ivory W. Moody, Donald Davis (Latoya), and Quince Davis (Doreen); five sisters, Sadie Gagum, Virginia Wilson, Shirlinda Gagum, Joyce Verner, and Betty “Pat” Gagum, all of Hemingway; two brothers, the Rev. Ernest Gagum, Jr. (Hattie) of Conway; and Donzelle Gagum (Mary) of Hemingway; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Elise Johnson

Funeral services for Elise Mae Johnson, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Major Brown, III and the Rev. Nehemiah Bryant, were held Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Zion United Methodist Church of Cross. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Casino Cemetery of Cross.

Ms. Johnson died Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Trident in Summerville. She was born May 7, 1952, in Cross, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Elise Stock-Johnson. She was educated in the Berkeley County Public System (Central High School) in Cross. Eight siblings, Lawrence Johnson, Paul Johnson, Elouise Richardson, Dorothy Halls, Rebecca Smalls, Ernestine Johnson, Annabelle Johnson Moorer, and Louise Johnson, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: two sons, Joseph Johnson (Porsha) and Richard Johnson, both of Cross; two sisters, Viola Gayle of North Carolina; and Louis Andrade (Adolph) of California; and four grandchildren.