Garrison Hupp, Jr.
Garrison Scherich “Gary” Hupp, Jr., 56, husband of Linda Jones Hupp, died Monday, September 17, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services celebrating his life were held Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the Union Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Hupp was born September 19, 1961, in Calvert, Maryland, the son of the late Garrison Scherich Hupp, Sr. and Sarah Houston McCraw Hupp. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and was employed by Nan Ya Plastics. He was a member of Union Presbyterian Church.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: two stepchildren, Gary Lewis of Missouri; and Michelle Lewis Gannon of New York; one sister, Sarah Loftin of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; one brother, Cabot Hupp of Floyd, Virginia; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, c/o Diane Boyd, 114 E. Brooks Street, Kingstree, SC 29556 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Funeral services for Vinnie Carzell Brayboy, conducted by Elder Tony Jones, were held Monday, September 10, 2018, at the Chapel of Peace of Lake City, directed by the Henryhand Funeral Home.
Mr. Brayboy died Thursday, September 6, 2018. He was born January 30, 1978, the son of James and Jessie Mae Brayboy of Lake City. He attended school in Lake City and graduated from Lake City High School in 1996.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: his wife, Tacowanda Brayboy; two children, Siberius and Kwajalyn; six siblings, Derrick Brayboy (Pearl), Stanley Brayboy, Darlene Graham (Johnny), and Leah Izzard (Tye), all of Lake City; Anissa McKnight (Mckiver) of Fort Mill; and Becky Frazier (Keith) of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina; his father-in-law, Kenneth Way; his mother-in-law, Alma King; and one bonus brother, Mick Lawrence.
Carl Tisdale, Sr.
Carl Glean Tisdale, Sr., 90, husband of Adelle Wallace Tisdale, died Monday, September 17, 2018, at his residence.
Funeral services celebrating his life were held Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Tisdale Cemetery.
Mr. Tisdale was born May 7, 1928, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late John James Tisdale and Hannah Byrdic Tisdale. He attended Cedar Swamp schools and was a farmer. Six siblings preceded him in death.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: one son, Glen Tisdale (Sue) of Kingstree; one daughter, Karan Campbell (Joe) of Summerville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Tisdale Cemetery, c/o Steve Brown, 1112 Central Road, Kingstree, SC 29556 or Kingstree Gideons, PO Box 1281, Kingstree, SC 29556.
Carol Renee McKenzie died September 9, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona.
Funeral services celebrating her life were held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Smith Cemetery.
Miss McKenzie was born February 27, 1988, in Florence, the daughter of the late Mary Powell and Bill McKenzie. She graduated from The SC School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg, where she was a member of the swim team. She participated in the Special Olympics as a swim team member and won numerous first place awards. She was a member of Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she participated in the Girls Ministries and had 23 years of perfect attendance in Sunday School. Her biological mother, Darlene McKenzie Ray, and a brother, DeWitt McKenzie, preceded her in death.
Survivors are: one sister, Cheryl McClam (Gary) of Kingstree; two brothers, Ellis McKenzie-Morales (Matt) of Sahuarita, Arizona; and Richard McKenzie (Toni) of Kingstree; her biological father, Paul Ray (Debbie) of Manning; and a special little niece, Callahan Gavin McKenzie of Sahuarita, Arizona.
Memorials may be made to Corrie’s House Children’s Christmas Fund, c/o Sandy Bay Pentecostal Holiness Church, 172 Delos Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.
James McClary, Sr.
Deacon James Franklin “Frankie” McClary, Sr., 66, of Salters, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018, in Plano, Texas.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. O’Tis C. Prioleau, were held Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the McGill Cemetery of Greeleyville.
Deacon McClary was born January 31, 1952, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Francis McClary and Verlie Mae McFarlin. Two sisters, Stephanie McKinnon and Verly B. Moore, preceded him in death. He graduated and received his diploma from Carver Technical High School of Baltimore, Maryland in 1970 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served for nearly two decades as an administrator, instructor and recruiter. His time of service spanned across several domestic duty stations: Marine Corps Base Camp, Pendleton, California; Marine Corps Air, Ground, Combat Center, California; Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina; Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island; Recruiting Duty Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marine Corps Base Camp, North Carolina; and two overseas tours in Iwakuni and Okinawa, Japan. During his exemplary career, he propelled through the enlisted ranks to be promoted to the grade of Gunnery Sergeant and received several awards: Rifle Marksman Badge; Good Conduct Medal (4); Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; and Certificate of Commendation (2), along the way. Directly following his honorable discharge from active service, he relocated to Salters, where his post-service career begun at Charleston Naval Base, Charleston, as an administrative clerk and then extended to the role of mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in St. George. His many community roles included: Masonic (F&AM) affiliation, Ordained Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, President of the Black River Deacon’s Layman and Minister Union, and the “Adopt-A-Highway” Coordinator for the Back Woods Community.
Survivors are: his wife, Gloria Etta McClary of the home; four sons, James Frank McClary, Jr. (Heather) of Lexington; Timothy Philip Molock (Lynette) of Waldorf, Maryland; Darren Maurice McClary (Kanika) of Frisco, Texas; and Anthony Dean McClary of Watertown, New York; three siblings, Fredrick McClary (Bouletha) of Kingstree; V. E. Moorman of Mayesville; and Vanetta McClary of Salters; his mother-in-law, Gloria D. Molock; and eight grandchildren.
Florence Hanniford Byrdic, 90, widow of Rubert Boyd Byrdic, died Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Kingstree Nursing Facility.
Funeral services celebrating her life were held Monday, September 24, 2018, at the Kingstree United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Byrdic was born May 22, 1928, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late John Henry and Florence Coker Hanniford. She was educated in Williamsburg County Schools and owned and operated Byrdic’s Catering Service for over 40 years. For 60 years she was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church, where she served as Senior Adults Coordinator for many years. She served on the hospitality committee for many years and was a lifetime member of the Gary Hemingway Circle. Nine siblings preceded her in death.
Survivors are: three daughters, Gloria Harville (Ed) of Salters; Sandy Bradley (Jim) of Florence; and Lynette Bradley (Chris) of Evans, Georgia; a daughter of the heart, Melody McIntosh Vaughn (Keith) of Orangeburg; one brother; two sisters; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree, SC 29556.
Funeral services for Clifton Henry, conducted by the Rev. Joshua Gaskins, were held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the St. Luke United Methodist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Luke United Methodist Churchyard Cemetery of Salters.
Mr. Henry, 55, died Friday, September 14, 2018, at Lake City Community Hospital. He was born April 4, 1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Isaac Henry and Vivian McCrea. He resided in Myrtle Beach. He attended Williamsburg Blakely High School. He worked as a painter for various companies on Myrtle Beach. Four siblings, Lonnie Henry,Frank Robinson, Barbara J. Robinson, and Patricia Ladson, preceded him in death.
Survivors are: six children, Cliffton and Christine Rouse of Kingstree; India Rouse and Desmond Henry, both of Andrews; and Zackary and Patrice Henry of Greeleyville; his wife, Johnny Mae Henry of Andrews; brothers and sisters, Queen Nesmith, and Isaac and Georgianna Henry, all of Woodbury, New Jersey; Gloria Hawkins and Robert L. Robinson, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jeffrey Robinson of Burlington, North Carolina; Matthew and Rhonda Robinson of Charleston; and Nadine Robinson of Georgetown; and eight grandchildren
Pallbearers were Brandon Robinson, Paul Robinson, II, Tyler Dorsey, Cordell Shaw, Maxie Rouse, and Tyrik Williams.
Ertheline Capers Britton, conducted by the Rev. Kelly Spann, II, were held Friday, September 21, 2018, at the St. Paul AME Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Paul AME Cemetery of Georgetown.
Mrs. Britton died Friday, September 7, 2018. She was born June 6, 1929, in Georgetown, the daughter of Ezekiel Capers and Alice Hines Capers. Eight siblings, Azalee Stafford, Samuel Capers, MaeBelle Knowles, Edna Davis, Geneva Phoenix, Willie (BC) Capers, Mary Vaughn, and Cleo Rivens, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Stephens AME Church in Georgetown. She was educated in the Georgetown schools where she graduated from Howard High School with honors. She later moved to New York. She was employed for several years as a nurse’s aide at Creedmoor State Hospital before retiring in 1981. There she was able to fulfill her love of helping and doing for others who were unable to do for themselves. A son, William “Billy” Britton, and a grandson, Omar Britton, preceded her in death.
Survivors are: two sons, John Britton, Jr. (Gwen) of Middletown, Delaware; and Raymond Britton of Queens Village, New York; one Godson, Gregory Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia; three grandchildren; and great granddaughters.
Infant Ky’Shauna Pendergrass
Graveside funeral service for Infant Ky’Shauna Pendergrass, conducted by the Rev. William Pinckney, was held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the McKnight Cemetery of Lane, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.
Miss Pendergrass died Thursday, September 13, 2018. She was born June 24, 2018, in Manning, the daughter of Shaneka Pendergrass and Tayvon Burroughs.
Survivors are: two sisters, Tayshawna Pendergrass of the home; and La’Tavia Burroughs; her grandparents, Celia and Jonus Brunson of the home, Lane; and Cliffort and Jeanette Richardson, both of Greeleyville; two great-grandparents, Annie Pendergrass and Fannie Brunson, both of Lane; a special Godmother, Sadia McKnight of Salters; four Godmothers, Lisa Ceesay of Lane; Teairra Dixon of Clearwater, Florida; Joann Mack of Greeleyville; and Beulah Dukes of Kingstree; a Godsister, Taryn Brunson of Lane; and a Godbrother, Antonio McKnight.
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Dorsey Briggs, conducted by the Rev. James Rush and Pastor Elder Charles Davis, were held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Greater St. Peter Apostolic Faith Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Dorsey Family Cemetery of Nesmith.
Mrs. Briggs died Friday, September 14, 2018. She was born August 25, 1944, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late George and Emma Dorsey. She attended the public schools in Williamsburg County. She worked various domestic jobs throughout her life and retired from Piggly Wiggly as a cook after working for many years. She was a member of Starlight Holiness Church #1 and served as a Mother, Missionary, Vice President of the Usher Board and a member of Starlight Gospel Choir. She was married to the late District Elder William Briggs. Three children, Richard, William James and Emily Briggs, and 10 siblings, Cefis Dorsey, Ollie Epps Dorsey, John Thomas Dorsey, James Arthur Dorsey, Charlie Dorsey, David Dorsey, Laurrie Dorsey, Bessie Cobb, Jannie Mae Dorsey and Daisy McGee, preceded her in death.
Survivors are: one daughter, Henrietta Durant of Nesmith; three sons, Alexander Briggs (Betty) of Nesmith; Edward Briggs of Ridgeville; and Robert Briggs of Myrtle Beach; a daughter-in-law, Theresa Briggs of Georgetown; three brothers, George Jr. Dorsey of Wilmington, North Carolina; Lynwood Dorsey (Louise) of New Haven, Connecticut; and Otis Dorsey of Nesmith; two sisters, Ermanise Green and Caletha McCrea, both of Nesmith; a granddaughter reared as her own, Katriauna Durant; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Vinson Miles, Sr.
Funeral services for Vinson Lefoy Miles, Sr., conducted by Pastor Kevin Byrd, were held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Chapel of Peace of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Miles Cemetery of Coward.
Mr. Miles died Wednesday, September 19, 2018. He was born March 23, 1953, the son of the late Lillie Mae and Edward Miles. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Pauline and Albert Evans and their children in the Friendfield Community of Scranton. He was a graduate of Hannah Pamplico High School where he drove school bus. He was brought up in the Friendfield Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a correctional officer in the 70s, then he started his career driving 18 wheelers. He worked with Willis Trucking, Hancock Utilities, Jones Brothers and he ended his employment at Evans Ready Mix.
Survivors are: his wife, Helen Prosser Miles; one daughter, Karen Altman (Michael Trebella); one son, “Bubba” Vinson Lefoy Miles, Jr. (Amber Creel); three brothers, Eddie Dean “Pee Wee” Miles, David T. Miles and John B. Miles; two sisters, Sharon Tanner (Billy) and Debbie Baxley (Larry); and two granddaughters.
Pallbearers were Jonathan White, Rick White, Shama “Yank” Sanders, and Tedric Sanders.
Funeral services for Samuel David “Sammie” Harvin, conducted by Rev. Ben McClary, were held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Mt. Carmel Universal Methodist Church of Hemingway. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, was held Monday, September 24, 2018, at the Florence National Cemetery of Florence.
Mr. Harvin died Monday, September 17, 2018, at the Veterans’ Victory House in Walterboro. He was born March 25, 1945, in Hemingway, the son of the late William and Margaret Harvin. He was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Episcopal Church (now Mt. Carmel Universal Methodist Church). In 1965, he graduated from Chavis High School and joined the Army. He served three years in the Vietnam War, before taking on a job as a brick mason in Bronx, New York, where he remained employed until 2014. In 2014, he returned home to South Carolina. He attended Goodwill Baptist Church in Bronx, New York. Upon his return home, he resumed his membership at Mt. Carmel Universal Church, and later he attended the Word Ministry Church until he moved to Walterboro. Four siblings, Leroy (Roy) Harvin, Pearlie Cunningham, Jackie Harvin, and Shirley Harvin, preceded him in death.
Survivors are: his wife, Lorene (Daisy Mae) Harvin of Bronx, New York; three children, Kenneth “Kenny” Williams (Rezonda) of Virginia; Joyce Harvin of Atlanta, Georgia; and Shaun Harvin of Columbia; four sisters, Sarah Singletary and Dr. Teresa Wright (Dewayne), both of Hemingway; Peggie Sabatino (Anthony) of Socastee; and Mary Ann Brown of Nesmith; seven brothers, Doward Harvin (Margaret), Joseph Harvin (Martha), Elder James Harvin (Virginia), and Kenny Barr (Janice), all of Hemingway; Jessie Harvin (Thelma) of Conway/Bronx, New York; Ben A. Harvin (Priscilla) of Baltimore, Maryland; and Henry Harvin of Newark, New Jersey; and six grandchildren.
Floral bearers were Lela Mae Rodgers, Emma Lewis Stevenson, Linda Gray, Carrie Nesmith, and Mardell Washington.
Pallbearers were Abraham Brown, Irvin Weaver, James Barr, and Frank Cooper.
Funeral services for Lorie Ann White, conducted by Supt. Johnny Prioleau and Apostle Earnest L. White, Sr., were held Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Believers Temple Church of God in Christ of St. Stephen. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the White’s Cemetery of Pineville.
Mrs. White died Saturday, September 15, 2018. She was born November 25, 1973, in Charleston, the daughter of William Sumpter, Jr. and the late Sadie L. Sumpter McDaniel. She was a member of New House of Prayer Church of God in Christ of Kingstree, where she was a nursery Sunday school teacher and served on the Hospitality and Kitchen Committees. She was the president’s wife of the No Tolerance Bike Club. Two sisters, Rosie Marie Sumpter and Delores Wilhelmina Sumpter, preceded her in death.
Survivors, in addition to her father, William Sumpter, Jr. (Betty) of Moncks Corner, are: her husband, Earnest L. White. Jr.; three children, Laphonzo DaShawn White (Rodashia) of Fort Worth, Texas; Falonzo Daquan White and Sharika Shanise White, both of St. Stephen; her grandmother, Rebecca Sumpter of St. Stephen; two brothers, William Sumpter, III (Prinscillia) and James, both of St. Stephen; two sisters, Shirley Lucas (Jacque) of St. Stephen; and Nicole Montgomery (Bryan) of Hilton Head; her father and mother-in-law, Apostle Earnest L. White, Sr. and Evangelist Dorothy M. White; two Godchildren, Jakera White and Aliyah Hartwell; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Malinda Deloris “De’lo” Murphy Pompey, conducted by the Rev. Larry McCrea, were held Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the Elijah United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery.
Mrs. Pompey died Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the Trident Medical Center of Charleston. She was born November 1, 1962, in Kingstree the daughter of the late Jonathan and Mary Ellen Dukes Murphy. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from Kingstree Senior High in 1980. She continued her studies at Williamsburg Technical College of Kingstree. She was employed by Sykes of Kingstree, as a time coordinator. She was a member of Elijah United Methodist Church, where she served as a member of the Chancellor Choir, the Usher Board, the Nomination Committee, a lay member to the South Carolina Annual Conference, and a former Membership Secretary.
Survivors are: her husband, Clifford Lee Pompey of the home; one son, Clifford Lee Pompey, Jr. of Manning; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Lottie B. Pompey of Manning; one sister, Joyce Graham (Peter) of Florence; and one brother, James Murphy (Ivory) of Myrtle Beach.