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Lillie Porcher

Lillie Porcher

Mrs. Lillie Dorothy Porcher (nee Wallace), 91, formerly of Boston, Massachusetts, died Friday, October 25, 2019, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Global Ministries Christian Church of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Burial will follow at the Oak Lawn Cemetery of Roslindale, Massachusetts.

Born in Kingstree, on April 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John and Celia Wallace. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned her bachelor’s degree from Claflin College in 1950. She was a dedicated teacher who taught in South Carolina and retired from the Boston Public School System after 22 years. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and tutoring. She was married to the late James Porcher. She was preceded in death by her large array of brothers and sisters.

Survivors are: eight children, Alicia, Trenier, Marcia, James, Carlyle-Nikita, Darrell, Lashawn, and Shavonni; 28 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Earl Mann

Earl David Mann, age 73, of Murrells Inlet, died Saturday, October 26, 2019, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the Kingstree First Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mr. Mann was born August 14, 1946, in Baxley, Georgia, the son of the late Rosie Peacock Mann and Byron Mann. He was a veteran of the US Army, having served in Korea from 1965 to 1967. He made a living as the owner of Mann’s Appliance Repair in Kingstree. A son, David Mann, two siblings, Winifred Varnadore and Clayton Mann, and a special sister-in-law, Lisa Collier, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Debra B. Mann of Murrells Inlet; his daughter, Kristy Mann and son, Ryan Mann, both of Murrells Inlet; son, Shane Mann of Gatlinburg, Tennessee; one brother, Bill Mann of Baxley, Georgia; two sisters, Merle Hildebrand of Jacksonville, Florida; and Dona Batty of Lake Wells, Florida; a special friend, Patrick Patterson; and two grandchildren.

Mary Floyd

Mary Elizabeth Floyd, 74, widow of Charles W. Floyd, die Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at MUSC in Charleston.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Kingstree First Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mrs. Floyd was born November 6, 1944, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Samuel Andrew “S.A.” Floyd and Cora Mae Powell Floyd. She was a graduate of Kingstree High School and was employed by Warsaw Manufacturing, later Oxford Industries, for 30 years, serving as a supervisor for many of those years. She was a member of Kingstree Church of God. A son, Charles Floyd, Jr., and two siblings, Jack Floyd and Linda McGee, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Lisa Floyd McCrea (Andy) of Kingstree; one son, Sam Floyd (Maggie) of Georgetown; two brothers, David L. Floyd of New Zion and Alpha Floyd of Hartsville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

John Cooper, Jr.

Funeral services for John “Joe Boy” Cooper, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Rommie Williams, were held Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Singletary Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mr. Cooper died Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the CADIA Healthcare Center of Hagerstown, Maryland. He was born October 18, 1943, in Kingstree, the son of the late John, Sr. and Ethel Cooper. He attended Tomlinson High School of Williamsburg County. He was a member of St. Paul AME Church. After high school he left for Norwalk, Connecticut, where he worked for the Ash Flash Company as a forklift driver. In the early 80s, he returned home and worked on the farm. Two siblings, Rebecca Cooper Brown Fulton and Robert Singletary, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: two sisters, Lillie Mae Davis of Miami, Florida; and Mary Ruth Johnson of Rochester New York; three brothers, Elijah, Alfred and James Cooper (Betty), all of Kingstree; and one half-brother, the Rev. Joseph Chandler (Fannie) of Kingstree.

James Ravenel

Funeral services for James Ravenel, conducted by Apostle Brenda B. Burgess, were held Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. Ravenel died Sunday, October 27, 2019. He was born December 19, 1960, in Kingstree, the son of the late Lucille Green Salters Nesmith and James Ravenel, Sr. He had a love for music. He played the guitar at many functions. He was formerly employed by Kelley’s Seafood. Four siblings, Louis Green, Sr., Deloris Bull, Constance Madison, and Fredrena Scott, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: his wife, Valencia Ravenel of Lane; two sons, James Major of Kingstree; and James Everette Hanna of New Jersey; one stepdaughter, Letichia Gallishaw of Lane; one stepson, Davon Gallishaw (Amber) of Waldorf, Maryland; one sister, Sarah Wilson (Murray) of Kingstree; two brothers, Leon Green (Susan) of Thomasville, North Carolina; and James Leroy Green (Mamie) of Kingstree; his mother-in-law, Jannie Sumter of Lane; caregiver/niece, Myra Tisdale of Kingstree; and four step-grandchildren.

Juanita Williams

Funeral services for Juanita Taylor Williams, conducted by Rev. Dr. Franklin D. Colclough, were held Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Harmony Presbyterian Church USA of Alcolu. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at The Harmony Presbyterian Church USA Cemetery of Alcolu.

Ms. Williams died Sunday, October 27, 2019. She was born July 25, 1927, in Alcolu, the daughter of David “King” Taylor and Alice Davis Taylor. She was baptized in Harmony Presbyterian Church USA. She was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County and graduated from Manning Training School. She spent most of her adult life in Brooklyn, New York, where she worked at various garment industries and Verizon Telephone Company. After retiring from Verizon as a long- distance operator, she spent her years being a servant leader. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Crown Heights and Rose of Sharon Church of Brooklyn. Singing was her gift and she used her angelic, soprano voice to minister in songs in choirs and alone. A son, Gilbert L. Williams, Jr.; and three siblings, Addie Mae Bunkley, David Taylor, Jr., and Jonathan Taylor, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Saundra Williams Jones; seven siblings, Rebecca Bembry, Isaac Taylor (Marie), Minnie Hudson (McKinley), Dorothy Moss, Ruby Ridgill, Gloria Taylor, and Francine Morton (Charles); one granddaughter; and three great-granddaughters.

Leroy Brown, Sr.

Funeral services for Leroy “ Roy” Brown, Sr., conducted by the Rev. Joe Lockwood, were held Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the St. Mary AME Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the A.B. Smith Memorial Cemetery of Salters.

Mr. Brown died Monday, October 28, 2019, at his residence in Salters. He was born October 4, 1946, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Gordon and Annie J. Singletary Brown. He was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. He graduated from Blakely High School in 1966. He was a baseball player. At an early age, he joined St. Mary AME Church, where he was a lifelong member. He held the position of a Trustee, member of the Usher Board, Pastor’s Aid committee, Church Superintendent and Finance committee. He also sang on the Male Choir. He was employed by CSX Railroad for 33 years. He served as the CSX union treasurer and CSX transportation shop steward. He retired in 1997. Later he was employed by Foxworth Tire for 22 years.

Survivors are: his wife, Mary Lee Swinton Brown of the home; four sons, Michael Williams (Sharon) of Columbus, Georgia; the Rev. Leroy Brown, Jr. (Jannie) of Greeleyville; and O’Shea Brown and Montea Brown, both of Salters; three grandchildren reared as his own, Latonia Brown, Keenan Brown and La’Shay Brown; one sister, Mary Bettard of Salters; four brothers, David Brown (Lucy) of Rochester, New York; Joe Brown (Janie) of Buffalo, New York; Charles Brown of Salters; and John Brown of Kingstree; and seven additional grandchildren.

Sula Scott

Funeral services for Mrs. Sula Mae Scott, conducted by Minister Ruby L. Ray, were held Monday, October 28, 2019, at the Williamsburg County Parks & Recreation Complex/EMD Gymnasium of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Florence National Cemetery of Florence.

Mrs. Scott died Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Lexington Medical Center of West Columbia. She was born January 31, 1934, in Salters, the daughter of the late Charlie Morgan McKnight and Sula Wilson McKnight. She was married to the late Joseph Nathaniel Scott, Sr. She was formally educated in the Williamsburg County public schools. Upon graduating from Tomlinson High School, she attended Morris College of Sumter, attaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She also attended Clark Atlanta University of Atlanta, Georgia. For more than 30 years, she taught English grammar and literature, most notably at Kingstree Senior High School, where she chaired the English Department for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors are: four children, Betty Scott Hayes (Anthony) of Pineville, North Carolina; Euretha Scott Hogan (Johnny) of Auburndale, Florida; Duane E. Scott, Sr. (Halondra) of Columbia; and Joseph Nathaniel Scott, Jr. (Alina) of Kernersville, North Carolina; two sisters, Lorena McKnight Flight and Edna McKnight Myers; and six grandchildren.

Mary Davis

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Barr Davis, conducted by the Rev. Lowis E. Dorsey, were held Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Thomas Chapel AME Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Canaan AME Church Cemetery of Trio.

Mrs. Davis died Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the home of her daughter in Conway.

She was born February 9, 1941, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Louanna McBride and Oscar Barr. A daughter, Mrs. Tammy Tamika, a stepson, Timothy Davis, a grandchild, Ty’Kwon Potts, two brothers, Carswell Barr and Ernest Williams, and a special friend, Richard Smalls, preceded her in death. She was married to the late Alexander “Lonza” Davis.

Survivors are: one daughter, Teresa Davis (Miguel Lugo); one stepson, Ronald Davis of Andrews; two brothers, Leroy Shaw (Diana) of New Haven, Connecticut; and Willie Shaw (Mary) of Greeleyville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Patricia Lewis

Funeral services for Patricia A. Lewis, conducted by the Rev. Charlie Goodman, were held Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Mt. Zion AME Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Asbury Cemetery of Andrews.

Ms. Lewis died Monday, October 28, 2019. She was born August 8, 1959, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Calena Brown and James Brown. She was a member of Mt. Zion AME Church and a watch care member of Andrews Christian Church, assisting the church with programs. She was formerly employed by the Four Seasons. She had a great passion for cooking and cooked for many churches, organizations, catered and fed the community.

Survivors are: two sons, Bobby Brown and Daniel Brown; one daughter, Quanishia Brown; six sisters, Lola, Lula Mae, Rozena, Karen, Alafair, and Mary Sue; and 10 grandchildren.