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Ronald McDaniel

Ronald David McDaniel, 79, died Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in Panama City, Florida.

A private graveside service was held Monday, October 1, 2018, in Panama City, Florida, directed by Ward Wilson Funeral Home.

Mr. McDaniel was born November 27, 1938, in Lake City, the son of David McDaniel and Olive McDaniel (Ammons). He graduated from Kingstree High School and The Citadel and was 1st in his class in electrical engineering. He obtained his master’s degree from the University of Virginia. He served in the United States Air Force and was president of Twitchell Corporation for several years. He was married to Jean (Guerry) McDaniel. A son, Guerry McDaniel, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: one son, Tradd McDaniel (Laura); two brothers, Johnny McDaniel (Sarah) and Jay McDaniel; and three grandchildren.

Margaret Alston

Margaret Elaine Alston, 49, of Kingstree, died Monday, September 17, 2018, at the Carolinas Hospital System of Florence.

Funeral services, conducted by Brother Billy McVey, were held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Kingstree Church of Christ of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Kingstree Cemetery.

Ms. Alston was born July 22, 1969, in Kingstree, the daughter of Catherine Washington Alston and the late Joseph Alston, Sr. A brother, George Alston, preceded her in death. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from Kingstree Senior High School in 1987. She was employed numerous years in household management with various hotels in Myrtle Beach. She attended the Kingstree Church of Christ.

Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: two sons, Shemar Alston and Brandon Alston, both of Kingstree; four brothers, Curtis Alston of Mount Vernon, New York; Joseph Alston, Jr. (Felicia) of Jacksonville, Florida; Wayne Alston (Felicia) of Kingstree; and Kevin Alston of Rutherford, New Jersey; and two sisters, Joyce Kirk of Fort Mill; and Natheria Moore of Houston, Texas.

Murray Taylor, Jr.

Murray Monroe Taylor, Jr., 84, formally of Andrews, died Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the home of his companion, Kathy Richardson, in Columbia.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Tommy Barnhill, were held Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Spring Gulley Baptist Church. Burial, directed by the Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard.

Mr. Taylor was born October 22, 1933, in Cross, the son of the late Murray Monroe Taylor and Cleo Clark Taylor. He graduated from Cross High School and Williamsburg Technical College. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Technical Sergeant with over 20 years of service. He was a former Chief of Police for the Town of Andrews and also worked with the Kingstree Police Dept. He was a member of the Spring Gulley Baptist Church and the Disabled American Veterans.  He was a former Chaplain with the S.C. State Guard. He was married to the late Betty Lou Wheeler Taylor. A son, Murray Monroe Taylor, III, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: four sons, Richard A. Taylor (Tara) of Georgetown; and Michael S. Taylor (Tammy), C. A. “Tony” Taylor (Sandy), and Dana O. Taylor (Wendy), all of Andrews; one daughter, Betty “Sissy” M. Taylor (Brian) of Georgetown; three brothers, J. C. Taylor (Amanda) of Andrews; Ronnie Taylor (Edna) of Walterboro; and Wendell Taylor (Judi) of Rock Hill; two sisters, Doretta Martin (Jim) of Parma, Ohio; and Neeley Ellison (Don) of Rock Hill; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Heartstrings Hospice, 115 Blamey Dr., Columbia, SC 29223.

Tiffany Owens

Funeral services for Tiffany “Tiff” Crystal Owens, conducted by the Rev. Timothy Nail, were held Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Chapel Of Peace of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Savannah Grove Cemetery of Coward.

Ms. Owens died Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the Grandview Medical Center of Birmingham, Alabama. She was born July 22, 1983, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Karen Owens and Earl White, Jr. She attended Galilee Baptist Church. She attended Union Public Schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma and completed her education in McAlester, Oklahoma. Candlewood Suites and Inn Guest Services employed her.

Survivors, in addition to her mother of Florence, are: one son, Tristan Parker of Alabaster, Alabama; two daughters, Briyanna Owens and Jazlyn Green of Lake City; one sister, Simone Owens of Chicago, Illinois; her maternal grandmother, Annabelle Williams of Scranton; and a special grandmother, Binkie Burgess of Kingstree.

Elsie Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Lee Brown Wilson, conducted by the Rev. Isaac Johnson, were held Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at the Union Missionary Baptist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Rockyford Cemetery of Salters.

Mrs. Wilson died Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the Ron McNair Nursing Home of Lake City. She was born September 28, 1936, in Greeleyville, the daughter of the late Maude Brown. She was educated in Williamsburg County School District. She retired from Baxter Laboratory in 1989. She was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Senior Choir. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star #380 of Lane. She was married to the late Clarence Wilson. A daughter, Patricia Ann Wilson Montgomery, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: two sons, Jackie Wilson (Vera) of Greeleyville; and Tony Wilson (Vernell) of New Haven, Connecticut; one brother, Willie Brown of Madison, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

Martha McKenzie

Funeral services for Martha Mae McKenzie, conducted by the Rev. Richard W. Crummy, were held Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Greater St. James AME Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Restlawn Cemetery of Lake City.

Mrs. McKenzie died Monday, September 24, 2018, at the McLeod Hospice House. She was born April 28, 1941, the daughter of the late James Alec Gamble and Rebecca Scott Gamble. She was educated in the public schools of Florence County. She was employed as a nurse at Park Hill Nursing Home. She was married to the late Willie Louis McKenzie, Sr. and the late Robert Lee Starlings. She attended Greater Saint James AME Church. Her mother, Evelyn Scott Gamble, 10 siblings, Alice M. Jackson, Mary L. Anderson, Earline Harvin, Karen Gamble-Black, Shirley Godwin, Bishop James A. Gamble, Scottie N. Gamble, Thaddeus Gamble, Chris Gamble, and Earnest Gamble, and a son, Willie Louis McKenzie, Jr., preceded her in death.

Survivors are: one daughter, Mrs. Betty J. Cooper of Baltimore, Maryland; one son, Kenneth Brown (Shannon) of Baltimore, Maryland; eight sisters, Pearlie Manley and Peggy Gamble Bell (Rickey) of Baltimore, Maryland; Marthene Taylor (Robert) of Newark, New Jersey; Brenda Hannah (Jerome) and Claudia Jones (Lee), both of Lake City; Victoria Patruno (Steve) of Loganville, Georgia; and Gloria Brown (David) and Joye Gamble Brown (MacArthur), both of Scranton; two brothers, Hoover Gamble (Alberta) and William Gamble, both of Lake City; four grandchildren; and five great-grandsons.

Pallbearers were Michael D. Gamble, George “J.J.” Burgess, Ronnell Salters, Dustin Gamble, Fredrick Gamble, and Steve Gamble.

David Floyd

David John Floyd, 73, died Friday, September 28, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services celebrating his life were held Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Kingstree Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the church cemetery.

Mr. Floyd was born July 30, 1945, in Kingstree, the son of the late Wayne and Edith Kathleen McAllister Floyd. He was educated in Williamsburg County schools and was a food and drink delivery driver. A brother, Charles Floyd, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: one brother, Earl Floyd (Ruby) of Kingstree; and two sisters, Mary Louise Cox of Kingstree; and Patricia Ann Strong (William) of Andrews.

Mary Brown

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Monk” McFadden Brown, 75, of Kingstree, died Monday, September 24, 2018, at the Carolinas Hospital System of Florence.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. David Woods, Jr. and Elder Tommy Woods, were held Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Crossroad Cemetery of Salters.

Mrs. Brown was born September 8, 1943, in Greeleyville, the daughter of the late Deacon Mottie C. McFadden and Reather Carraway McFadden. She was married to the late James Brown. Three sons, Ricky McFadden, Jamal Brown, and Jimmy Brown, preceded her in death. She was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Broad for many years. She also attended Faith Deliverance Church of Christ, where she served on the Mother Board. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. Baxter Travenol Laboratories employed her for many years, until her retirement.

Survivors are: three daughters, Eldress Tresha Brockington (Elder Kelvin) and Prophetess Lisa Brown Lambright (Christopher), both of Cades; and Jamie Brown McFadden (Kevin) of Kingstree; four brothers, Leroy McFadden and Terrence McFadden (Patricia), both of Kingstree; Johnny Lee McFadden (Mamie) of Manning; and Michael McFadden (Eileen) of Summerville; three sisters, Margo Scott, Gloria Wright (Clemson), and Parris Miller (Terence), all of Kingstree; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Woods McFadden of Kingstree; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.