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Funeral services for Abdul McKenzie, conducted by Elder Billy G. Chandler and the Rev. Reginald Elmore, were held Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Mt. Clair Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the RestLawnCemetery of Lake City.

Mr.McKenzie died Saturday, January26, 2019. He wasbornJuly15,1979,inTonDuChon,Korea, thesonofCharlesM.McKenzieandKiOkYu. He was a 1997 graduate of LakeCity High School in LakeCity.Hewasemployed by Domino’sPizzain Darlington for20years.

Survivors are:threedaughters,Arianna, Angela,andAaliyahMcKenzie;his companion, TrinitySampsonofthehome, Timmonsville;his fatherand stepmother, CharlesMcKenzie (Rosalyn)of Kingstree; his mother,KiOkYuofNewYork,New York;twobrothers,EricMcKenzieof Columbia; and Quan WilliamsofFlorence;his mother-in-law, TracySampsonofRockingham,North Carolina; threestepbrothers,CarneliusFloydofGreenville;CarlFloydof Kingstree;andCarlos(Arlene)ofRaleigh, North Carolina; and one stepsister, CarlaEpps(Terrance)ofKingstree.


Funeral services for Jessie“Merk”Mack,Jr., conducted by the Rev.Dr.Brian           Williams and the Rev. Gilbert DeKine, were held Saturday, February2,2019, at the GreaterBethelAME Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the GreenlawnCemetery of Kingstree.

Mr. Mack died Sunday, January 27, 2019. Hewas born April 17,1957,the son ofthe late JessieMack, Sr. and Alma AlstonDavis. He attendedthe public schools ofWilliamsburg County.He was amemberofSt. James AME Church of Lane. He worked through the years for CabbageTire and ChandlerMechanicShop. His most recentemploymentwas withSCDOT,wherehewas employed for 16 years. He alsoenjoyed landscapingand performingmechanicwork.

Survivors are:oneson,Darrell Chandler(LaTonya) ofFlorence;one daughter, Brandy MatthewsofMyrtleBeach;his companion,QueenEppsofthe home; sevenadditional children thathe rearedas his own, Deadrake Epps(Margaret)ofKingstree; ShenethaEppsof Raleigh,North Carolina;Troy Epps (Tawanda)ofFlorence; AngelaMcCrea (Delwin)ofJacksonville,North Carolina; O’Shea EppsofColoradoSprings,Colorado;Tory Eppsofthe home; and HenryMorantofMyrtleBeach; one sister, Joyce Scott (Kenneth) of Kingstree; one half-brother, Leonard Flemming of Kingstree; and a host of grandchildren.

Floral bearers were TawandaEpps, AngelaMcCrea, ShenethaEpps, O’SheaEpps, ShirleyEpps, and ViolaBright.

Pallbearers were Troy Epps, Deadrake Epps, TonyEpps, Henry Morant, Henry Franklin, and DelwinMcCrea.

Ramone Whitfield

Ramone Demorre’ “Mone” or “Razor” Whitfield, 28, died Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Robert L. Malachi and the Rev. Wayne Montgomery, were held Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the Salters Cemetery of Salters.

Mr. Whitfield was born March 7, 1990, in Manning, the son of Clyde Davis and Sherrie Denise Whitfield.  A brother, Isaiah Jamaal Izzard, preceded him in death. He received his formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County.  He attended St. Matthew Baptist Church of Salters.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, are: five sons, Nysir D.Whitfield of Bronx, New York; Ji’shawn D. Whitfield and Jamire Burgess, both of Lake City; Raeshaun Graham of Salters; and Jordan Scott of Trio; one daughter, Rayanna D. Whitfield of Kingstree; one brother, Tyquan D. Pope of Florence; two sisters, Shatia D. Pope and Shanai S. Williams of Florence; one adopted brother, Laquane Green of Germany; his maternal grandmother, Ernestine W. Wright of Eutawville; and three Godparents, Deacon Matthew and the Rev. Dr. Sarah Amos and Edwonna Capers-Brown, all of Salters.

Ben Tisdale, Jr.

Ben James Tisdale, Jr., 81, of Georgetown, died Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Tidelands Health Georgetown Memorial Hospital of Georgetown.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Louis Morant and the Rev. Odell Ruffin, were held Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Arnett AME Church Memorial Garden of Georgetown.

Mr. Tisdale was born June 9, 1938, in Georgetown, the son of the late Ben Tisdale and Ida Middleton Tisdale. Two siblings preceded him in death. He received his formal education by attending the public schools of Georgetown County. He was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was employed by the Georgetown Steel Mill for many years. He later became employed at Georgetown High School as a janitor and remained there until he retired.

Survivors are: his wife, Lucille E. Tisdale of the home; a son, claimed as his own, Alfonza Wright (Linda) of Bay City, Texas; five grandsons reared as his own, Alfonza Wright, Jr. of Conway; Aaron Wright of Myrtle Beach; Antonio Wright of Columbia; and Armond Wright and Sean Wright, both of North Charleston; two brothers, George Tisdale (Fannie Mae) of New Haven, Connecticut; and Floyd Tisdale (Donella) of Georgetown; five sisters, Nancy Robinson of New York, New York; Ida Alexander (Silvine) of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Annie Tisdale, Valdena Rolle (Cleveland), and Bessie Gamble (Leon), all of Georgetown; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Susie Miller

Mrs. Susie Mae “Big Mill” Miller, 86, died Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital of Atlanta, Georgia.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Elder B. Holmes and the Rev. Charlie Fulton, were held Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Lane. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the McKnight Cemetery of Lane.

Mrs. Miller was born June 15, 1932, in Davis Station, the daughter of the late Horace Hilton and Carrie Sabb Canty. She was married to the late Leroy Miller, Jr. Three daughters, Deloris Miller, Libby Ann Miller, and Emma Lee Miller; and two siblings, Joseph Carl Canty and Mary Elizabeth Burgess, preceded her in death. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. In 1968, she moved to Harlem, New York. After managing a hospitality business for nearly 40 years, she retired and moved to Conyers, Georgia.

Survivors are: seven children, Diane Amachree (Promise) of Fresno, California; Kathleen Miller of Conyers, Georgia; Leon Miller (Christine) of Spartanburg; Cynthia Miller (Robert), Carrie Lisa Miller, Bernadette Miller, and Tracey Miller (Michael), all of New York, New York; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.