Lucious Wheeler, Jr.

Funeral services for Bishop Lucious “Junebug” Wheeler, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Minnie P. Johnson, were held Saturday, August 25, 2018, at AFC Restoration and Deliverance Family Worship Center of Olanta. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Hickory Grove Cemetery of Turbeville.

Bishop Wheeler, 81, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Blue Ridge Nursing Facility of Sumter. He was born January 3, 1937, in the Turbeville section of Clarendon County, the son of the late Lucious and Pauline Wheeler. Five siblings, Emma Lee Pearson, Theola Wheeler, Randy Rush, Betty Jean Dingle, and Catherine Johnson, preceded him in death. He attended the public schools of Clarendon County. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. He worked as a farmer for many years. In 1969 he moved to Paterson, New Jersey, to start a new career working for Barney’s Furniture Company and North Jersey Training School for special needs children. In 1973, he heard God calling him into the gospel of ministry. He became the founder and pastor of Mercy and Kindness Holiness Church. There he served well, after retiring from working he became a full-time pastor. Years later he returned to South Carolina, where he establish a church in the New Zion area under the same name.

Survivors are: seven children, Lucious Wheeler (Lavender) of Timmonsville; Otis Wheeler (Janie) of Florence; Bobby Wheeler (Rose) of Baltimore, Maryland; Ceaser Wheeler (Mavery) of Lake City; Pearline Leary (Saleem) and Kenny Wheeler (Dee), both of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Nichole Green of Paterson, New Jersey; seven stepchildren, Lorraine Pendergrass, Genene Harley (Johnny), Grethchen Smith (Marcus), Gregory Wheeler (Melissa), all of South Carolina; Darlene Morris (Frenel), Karen Roundtree (Johnnie), and Veronica Whitlow (Winston); one brother, Marvin Johnson of Sumter; two grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Willie Brown

Funeral services for Willie Arthur “W.A.” Brown, conducted by Elder Anthony Chandler, were held Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Church of God and True Holiness of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, was held Monday, August 27, 2018, at the Florence National Cemetery of Florence.

Mr. Brown died Monday, August 20, 2018, at the McLeod Regional Hospital of Florence. He was born February 9, 1953, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Gordon Brown and Annie S. Brown. He attended school in Williamsburg County. After high school he joined the U.S. Army. After returning home he was educated at Manpower as a mechanic. Two children, Michael Melvin Brown and Sylvia Charlene Brown, and three brothers, preceded him in death. 

Survivors are: his wife, Eleanor B. Brown; four sons, Terry T. Brown and Mark A. Brown (Linda), both of Myrtle Beach; Willie O. Brown of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Anthony A. Brown of the home; one daughter, Eleanor E. Brown of the home; five brothers, Joe Brown (Claudia) and David Brown (Lucy) of Buffalo, New York; Leroy Brown (Mary L.) and Charles Brown, both of Salters; and John H. Brown of Kingstree; one sister, Mary Bettard of Salters; three grandchildren; and a very special niece, Kesha Bettard.

Janet McFadden

Funeral services for Janet Aretta Fulton McFadden, conducted by Bishop Billy Scott, were held Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the New Life Outreach of Bloomingvale. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Goodwill Freewill Cemetery of Cades.

Ms. McFadden died Friday, August 17, 2018, in Lancaster. She was born September 15, 1968, in Kingstree, the daughter of James Jr. Fulton and Margaret Reed Fulton. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. She graduated from Kingstree Senior High School, class of 1986. He attended Stafford University studying to be a medical assistant. She attended Laurel Swamp Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed as a cook at various restaurants. Triple E Farm and Kingstree Nursing Home also employed her. 

Survivors, in addition to his parents of Kingstree, are: five children, Christopher Fulton, Ayana Fulton, and Bernard McFadden, Jr., all of Kingstree; Kentron Simmons of Lake City; and Jacqueline Fulton (Johnny) of Charleston; three brothers, James Fulton of Greensboro, Georgia; Fredrick Fulton (Sabretta) of Greeleyville; and Curtis Fulton of Kingstree; four sisters, Sharon Brown and Tamera Conyers (Jerry), both of Salters; Sylvia Dozier (Sam) of Greeleyville; and Cynthia Fulton of Kingstree; three grandchildren; and a special companion, Ricky John China of Greeleyville.

Floral bearers were Chelsea Wilson, Tamera Fulton, Sabretta Fulton, Sheron Brown, and Unique Scott.

Pallbearers were Johnny Simmons, James Fulton, Curtis Fulton, Ortez Simmons, Angelo Simmons, and Maurice Quarles.

Helen Hardy

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen M. Hardy, conducted by the Rev. Christopher Dozier, were held Friday, August 24, 2018, at the Wilson Chapel 1st Missionary Baptist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Wilson Chapel Churchyard Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mrs. Hardy died Monday, August 20, 2018. She was born May 26, 1929, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Jimmie Morris and Minnie Cunningham Morris. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. After high school she moved to New York in 1956, where she worked for several years before returning to South Carolina. She was married to the late James E. Hardy. After relocating to South Carolina, she joined Wilson Chapel First Baptist Church. Seven siblings, the Rev. Loucius Morris (Jimmie), Fred Morris, Charles Phillip Morris, Louie Morris (Virginia), Claude “Bo” Morris (Ella), Rosa Lee Bradley (John), and Ella Mae Allen (William), preceded her in death. 

Survivors are: one sister, Delores A. Wilson of Kingstree; and a host of nieces and nephews that she looked upon as her own. 

Mary Barnes

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lee Barnes, conducted by the Rev. Terris Green and the Rev. Rosalyn S. Barnes, were held Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the St. Peter’s Memorial Garden of Pineville.

Mrs. Barnes died Saturday, August 18, 2018, at her residence in Pineville. She was born February 29, 1944, in Russellville, the daughter of the late Lottie Mae and Samuel Ravenell. She attended and graduated from Russellville High School in Russellville. While there, she played basketball and led her team to the All State Championship. After graduation, she was offered a college scholarship to play basketball; instead, she decided to move north. She was married to Peter Barnes. She was employed as a supervisor at EFCo Plastic and a receiving clerk at Metcon Trucking Company for over 30 years until her retirement. She owned Pete’s BBQ I and II. She was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church, where she served as an usher. She attended Zion Baptist Church in Bayonne, New Jersey and was a member of Faith Temple Baptist Church in Jersey City, New Jersey until she relocated to South Carolina and returned to her childhood church. A brother, James Ravenell, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: six children, Jacqueline Barnes, Jessica Barnes, Peter Eric Barnes, Melissa Barnes Abraham, Melinda Barnes Richardson (Barry), and Rosalyn Barnes; the father of her children, Peter Barnes; 10 siblings, Leroy Ravenell (Lila), Rose Paulin Bowens (Buster), Abraham Ravenell (Betty), Samuel Ravenell (Zinna), Peter Ravenell (Barbara), Johnny Ravenell (Georgia), Earlene Ravenell Bowens, Thomas Ravenell, Patricia Ravenell Butler and Annette Ravenell Lucas (Terry); 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pearline Davis

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearline Burroughs “Shing” Davis, conducted by the Rev. James Brown and Pastor Rod Footman, were held Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Greater Gethsemane Baptist Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greater Gethsemane Baptist Churchyard Cemetery of Georgetown.

Mrs. Davis died Monday, August 20, 2018, at her residence. She was born March 21, 1920, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of Eli Burroughs and Ida McCullough Burroughs. Seven siblings, Oliver Burroughs, Anthony Burroughs, David Burroughs, Raymond Burroughs, Sylvester Burroughs, Flossie Boyd, and Ola Mae Miller, preceded her in death. She was a member of Greater Gethsemane Baptist Church, where she was a Deaconess, a member of the Union and a Lodge member. She was employed by Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She was married to Ruben Davis.

Survivors are: one daughter, Ruby Mae Deas (William) of Georgetown; one son, Junior Lee Davis (Mildred) of Georgetown; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren.