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Marie Sauls

Mrs. Marie Tindal Sauls, 85, wife of H.B. Sauls, died Friday, November 15, 2019, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Kingstree Second Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Sauls was born April 28, 1934, in Grays, the daughter of the late George Tindal and Alice Tuten Tindal Smith. She was a member of Kingstree Second Baptist Church. Her stepfather, Wilford Smith, a son, Greg Sauls, three siblings, Esther Tindal, Oliver Tindal and Heyward Tindal, two grandchildren, Jamie Porter and Tyler Evans, and three great-grandchildren, DJ, Peyten and Gabriel, preceded her in death.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, are: six children, Randy Sauls (Pam) of Fort Mill; Dale Sauls (Kathy) of Rock Hill; Debi Porter (James) of Cades; Cathy Quarles of Kingstree; Nancy Brown (Jamie) of Cleveland, Georgia; and Kenny Sauls (Flossie) of Lake City; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree Second Baptist Church, 20 Dennis Avenue, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Alphonza Porchea

Funeral services for Alphonza “Clyde” Porchea, conducted by Elder James Rush and Bishop Charles Davis, were held Monday, November 11, 2019, at the St. Peters WOTC Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Starlight Apostolic Church Cemetery of Nesmith.

Mr. Porchea died Monday, November 4, 2019. He was born October 25, 1971, in Williamsburg County, the son of Lorena Porchea and the late Sam Porchea. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was a member of Starlight Holiness Church #1 in the Dorseytown Community of Nesmith.

Survivors, in addition to his mother of the home, are: one son, Nicholas Porchea of Greenville; one sister, Gloria Samuel of the home; four brothers, Danzel Porchea, Michael Porchea (Pamela) and Samuel Porchea (Lisa), all of Myrtle Beach; and David Porchea of the home.

Virginia Brunson

Funeral services for Virginia Rebecca “Becca” or “Bay” Brunson, conducted by the Rev. Harry Robinson, Sr., were held Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Upon This Rock Church of Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Big Spring Cemetery of Greeleyville.

Ms. Brunson died Monday, November 11, 2019. She was born September 12, 1942, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Lucilla Dotts and Blease Dotts. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. She later moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she acquired her GED and began working for Disability and Special Needs. She moved back to Greeleyville in 1992. She was a member of the Church Upon This Rock Ministry. A brother and a niece, Yolanda McClary, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Sadori Brunson; two sons, Ronald Brunson (Vanedra) and Keith Brunson; one sister, Shirley Mae Franklin; one brother, William Henry Allen; and five grandchildren.

Henry DeBose

Funeral services for Henry “Hank” Wilson DeBose, conducted by Dr. Eddie C. Williams, were held Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Friendship United Methodist Church of Nesmith. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Friendship U.M. Church Cemetery of Nesmith.

Mr. DeBose died Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Novant Presbyterian Hospital of Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born February 20, 1965, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Jacob and Olise Morris DeBose. He graduated from Battery Park High School of Nesmith in 1983. He pursued his certification as a diesel mechanic in Charlotte, North Carolina. After receiving his certification, he made Charlotte, North Carolina his home. He later became a truck driver and went into business for himself. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Hayes and Mrs. Vivian Sillemon, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: four children, Desmond C. Epps of Los Angeles, California; Tracy K. Williamson of Columbia; and Ashton R. DeBose and Mehki P. DeBose, both of Charlotte, North Carolina; four siblings, Mrs. Fayrene D. Winn (Melvin) of Brownwood, Texas; Brenda D. Whitehead and Jacob DeBose, Jr., both of Lithonia, Georgia; and Debra R. DeBose of Asmara, Eritrea, East Africa.

Jason Rush

Funeral services for Jason Rush, conducted by the Rev. Sandra E. Ladson, were held Friday, November 15, 2019, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, was held Monday, November 18, 2019, at the Florence National Cemetery of Florence.

Mr. Rush, 41, died Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was born August 9, 1978, the son of Roberta Rush Gray and Jackson Davis. He attended Kingstree Senior High School, graduating in 1996. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. He made Clemson his home for a number of years. He was a member of Mt. Zion AME Church at an early age, dedicating his time to their music ministry (i.e., church choir) and communal worship services. He and his cousin, Erica McCollough, are fondly remembered for their spiritually resonant gospel duets.

Survivors are: his parents, Roberta Gray (Roger) and Jackson Davis (Vanessa); and eight siblings, Romá Rush, Roshana Gray, Martine Smalls (Jermaine), Chenell Davis, Janear Davis, Savanna Davis, Roger Williams, and Jermaine Gray.

Jessie Reynolds

Funeral services for Jessie James Reynolds, conducted by Apostle Mary M. Scott-Nelson and Dr. J. Omar Montgomery, were held Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Miracle Temple Bible Center Ministries, Inc. of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Mary AME Church Cemetery of Salters.

Mr. Reynolds died Thursday, November 7, 2019. He was born July 19, 1944, in Salters, the son the late William and Orie Bell Reynolds. He attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. He was employed by the Rochester Safe Company for many years in Rochester, New York. He was a member of Miracle Temple.

Survivors are: four sons, Rodney J. Reynolds (Vivian), Minister Timothy L. Reynolds (Nicole) and Terrance Reynolds (Michelle), all of Cleveland, Ohio; and Rondell Reynolds of Rochester, New York; four brothers, Robert Reynolds (Margret), Pastor Phillip Reynolds (Nettie Mae), and Leroy Reynolds (Fannie), all of Rochester, New York; and William Reynolds (Lillian) of Kingstree; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Josephine Tisdale

Funeral services for Mother Josephine Camp Tisdale, conducted by Bishop Amos Major, were held

Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the House of God No.1 Holiness Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the White Oak Cemetery of Lake City.

Mother Tisdale died Sunday, November 10, 2019, at her residence. She was born August 15, 1944, in Cades, the daughter of the late Willie Camp, Sr. and Nancy Fulton Camp. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. Later in life, she attended Williamsburg Technical College where she graduated with her Certified Nursing Assistant degree. Kingstree Nursing Facility employed her for many years. She was a member of the House of God No. 1 Holiness Church, where she sang on the Senior Choir, was on the Mother’s Board, and served as an Usher. She was one of the original Sunset Five Gospel Singer. She was married to Joe Brice Tisdale. Eleven siblings preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Shirley Tisdale of the home; one son, Billy Joe Tisdale of Hemingway; four nieces she reared as her daughters, Doreen Scott (James), Fannie Pressley (Minister Floyd), Mary L. Tisdale (Wayne), and Shanette Cain, all of Kingstree; four sisters, Gail Sessions (Larry), Judy Singletary, and Carolyn Burgess (Ulysses), all of Lake City; and Stella Grady of Spartanburg; three brothers, Deacon John S. “Joe” McClary of Lake City; Willie Camp, Jr. (Dawn Cooper) of Florence; and Roger Major of Alaska; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Gabriel Scott

Funeral services for Gabriel “Sable” Scott, conducted by the Rev. Terry B. Law, were held Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Siloam Missionary Baptist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greenlawn Cemetery of Kingstree.

Miss Scott died Thursday, November 7, 2019, due to a car accident in Kingstree. She was born March 5,1990, in Florence, the daughter of Larry Scott and Sandra “Brenda” Evans. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County and was a 2008 graduate of Kingstree High School. Embroidery Solutions of Kingstree employed her.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, are: one son, Mason Messiah Scott of the home; her maternal grandmother, Louise Evans; three siblings, Nivea “Peaches” Evans of Florence; and Jiree Evans and Lakeisha McCrea, both of Kingstree; special friend; Larry Johnson; and best friend/Mason’s Godmother, Latifah Gadson.