Obits

Crystal White

Crystal Coker White, 88, widow of John H. White, Sr., died Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 10, 2018, at the Williamsburg Funeral Home. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at the Kingstree Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. White was born July 27, 1930, in Lake City, the daughter of the late Louie B. Coker and Pearl Jordan Coker. She was a graduate of Columbia Commercial College. She was a bookkeeper for Williamsburg Regional Hospital and volunteered in different areas of the hospital for many years. She was also a member of Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church. A daughter, LaVera W. Brown, and a sister, Annie Mae Coker, preceded her in death.

Survivors are: four children, Linda W. Ethridge (Charlie) of Kingstree; Claire W. Jones (Kenneth) of Moncks Corner; John H. White, Jr. (Donna) of Batesburg-Leesville; and Nina W. Barrineau (Steve) of Barrineau; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, P.O. Drawer 568, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Shawn Blackwell

Funeral services for Shawn Keith Blackwell, conducted by Pastor Terry Phillips, were held Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Chapel of Grace of Andrews, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mr. Blackwell died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 17, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended school 98, Samuel F.B. Morse Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Christian Memorial Church. He was a member of the Wee & Junior Choir and Youth League hour. He later moved to South Carolina, where he attended Williamsburg Blakely in Blakely. He became a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He later became a member of City of Praise Church. He was a jack-of-all-trades. England Brothers Detailing Shop employed him. His parents, Mary and Percy Blackwell, his grandmother, Sarah Tisdale, and a brother, Tyrone Blackwell, Sr., preceded him in death. 

Survivors are: his wife, Pearlie Ann Blackwell; five stepchildren, Lyndon G. Johnson, Robert Johnson, Shaniquwa Johnson, Marcell Alston, and Lavern Lathel Rush, Jr.; his grandfather, Padin Tisdale; two brothers, Roger Blackwell (Nitacha) and Anthony Blackwell; two sisters, Blandette Brown and Paydena Tisdale; one sister-in-law, Ronda Blackwell; four first cousins, raised as siblings, Phillip Brinkley (Claretta), Kim McCray, Payden Tisdale, III, and David Tisdale; his mother-in-law, Christabell Cumbee of Andrews; and four grandchildren.

Sondra Holmes

Funeral services for Sondra Shenise “Niecey” Holmes, conducted by the Rev. Weston Burgess, Jr., were held Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the New Light Missionary Baptist Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Snow Cemetery of Andrews.

Miss Holmes died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Tidelands Memorial Hospital. She was born February 13, 1973, in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Edward Holmes and Mary Lee Porchea-Holmes. A son, Ja`Quan Thompson, preceded her in death. She attended Georgetown public schools. She worked as a housekeeper for numerous years in Myrtle Beach. She then decided that she would care for children in the comfort of her home. She was a member of New Light Baptist Church. 

Survivors are: three children, Edmund Holmes, Vincedric Thompson, and Cianta Thompson all of Georgetown; one sister, Alethia Holmes of Georgetown; her stepfather, Juroy Vereen; one stepsister, Clarissa Vereen; her Godmother, Gracie G. Wright; four children reared as her own, Destrari Duncan, Ashia Skinner, Crystal Willis, and Ronald McCullough, Jr.; and three grandchildren.

Jonnie Samuel

Funeral services for Jonnie Ralph Samuel, conducted by the Rev. J.C. Sistrunk and the Rev. Allen Ancrum, were held Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Beulah Baptist Church of Smoaks. Henryhand Funeral Home directed a private burial.

Mr. Samuel died Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was born April 11, 1942, in Smoaks, the son of the late Ralph Samuel, Sr. and Martha Brown Samuel. He was educated in the public schools of Colleton County. At a young age he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he resided for over 50 years. He drove trucks for 30 years, later he was employed by the New York Housing Authority for seven years until he retired. He was married to the late Virginia Samuel. A daughter, Victoria “Lulu” Samuel, and four siblings, Elijah Samuel, Sr., Justine S. Ancrum, Etherie S. Drain, and Mariah S. Stokes, preceded him in death. 

Survivors are: his wife, Betty G. Samuel of the home; seven sons, Charles Griffin and Fredrick Samuel (Dava), both of Phoenix, Arizona; Willie Samuel of Tulsa, Alabama; and Ralph Samuel (Everine), Benjamin Samuel, Marcy Samuel (Marilyn), and Duane Greene, all of Brooklyn, New York; four daughters, Sharon Davis, Julia S. Blair (Ivor), and Elizabeth Samuel, all of Brooklyn, New York; and Audrey Taylor (Ethereal) of Stone Mountain Georgia; 28 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Shirlene Yarbrough

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirlene “Bay” Yarbrough, conducted by the Rev. Anthony Page, were held Monday, August 6, 2018, at the Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery of Kingstree.

Mrs. Yarbrough died Wednesday, August 1, 2018. She was born February 18, 1968, in Kingstree, the daughter of Mrs. Dessie Lee McFadden and the late Bobby McFadden. She attended Kingstree Senior High School, and graduated in 1986. She was employed as a caretaker with Good Samaritan and Gordon Residential Care. She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church of Lake City. 

Survivors, in addition to her mother of Kingstree, are: her husband, Teardrop Yarbrough of Kingstree; two sisters, Drusillia Fulton of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Bobbie Jean Knowles of Columbia; two brothers, Randy McFadden (Shonadra Fleming) of Kingstree; and Samuel McFadden (Gina) of Charlotte, North Carolina; and her mother-in-law, Jannie Mae McKnight of Louisville, Kentucky.