Obits

Obituaries

Charles Belue

Charles Wilson Belue, 78, widower of Betty H. Belue, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at his residence.

Graveside services were held Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.

Mr. Belue was born August 3, 1939, in Union County, the son of the late Fred Wilson Belue and Mary Gault Belue. He attended Union County Schools. He was a retired electrician. He was a member of Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church. A son, Charles Frederick Belue, a granddaughter, Caroline Graham, a sister, Joyce Belue, and a grandson, Davey Belue, preceded him in death.

Survivors are: one son, Chris Belue (Ren) of Kingstree; two daughters, JoAnn Turner (Ricky) of Greeleyville; and Darlene Graham (Bo) of Olanta; two brothers, Bobby Belue of Kingstree; and Dwight Belue (Cheryl) of Spartanburg; two sisters, Sue B. Smith of Kingstree; and Karen Rhyne (Jack) of Chesterfield; a special friend, Katherine Mims; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Broad Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church, 836 Broad Swamp Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.

Marvin Dallas

Funeral services for Marvin “MD” Dallas, conducted by the Rev. Timothy Nail, were held Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the White Oak Cemetery of Cades.

Mr. Dallas died Wednesday, July 18, 2018. He was born March 11, 1941, the son of the late Sam and Lillie Mae Finkley Dallas. He received his education in Florence County. He worked for many years at CB Askins Co. He was a lifelong member of Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Church. Two children, Summer and Sherrill Dallas, and five brothers, Sam, Leo, George, Robert Earl and Frankie Dallas, preceded him in death. He was married to the late Clara Deloris Dallas.

Survivors are: seven children, Terry Green, Harriett Anderson (Joel), Keston Green (Brenda), Robin Green, Parnell Green, and Carlos Dallas, all of Lake City; and Apostle Anthony Dallas (Margaret) of Florence; four additional children, Marvin Dallas, Jr. (Tanisha), Trelinda Adams, Alphonzo Harrell, and Alonzo Collington; 31 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Lawrence Middleton

Funeral services for Lawrence Middleton, conducted by the Rev. Joshua Prioleau, were held Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Day Dawn Baptist Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Peru Cemetery of St. Stephen.

Mr. Middleton died Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was born July 12, 1941, in Pineville, the son of the late Cornelius Middleton and Francis Prioleau Middleton. He attended Day Dawn Baptist Church. He received his high school degree from Russellville High School of Russellville in May 1961. He was a part of Russellville High School football team. Upon graduation, he relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where he held several jobs. His favorite job was Green Steel Corporation of Brooklyn, New York. He was married to Rachel Wright Middleton. He returned to Pineville in 1978. He was employed with Mitchell Construction until he retired. Eight siblings, Edmond Middleton, Rebecca Middleton, Pearl Middleton White (Joe), Amos Middleton, Elijah Middleton, Victoria Middleton, Annie Graves, and Oscar Middleton, preceded him in death. 

Survivors are: one daughter, Beverly Jones (Tony) of Charleston; five siblings, Alfreda Smith of Pineville; Verdell Vanish of Moncks Corner; Lillian Patterson (Roosevelt) of Summerton; and Isaac Middleton (Josephine) and Sinclair Middleton, both St. Stephen; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Suzanne Richardson

Funeral services for Suzanne Lavida Richardson, conducted by the Rev. Cindy Shaw and Pastor Michael Samuel, were held Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the BethelUnited Methodist Church of St. Stephen. 

Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Bethel United Methodist Churchyard Cemetery of St. Stephen.

Mrs. Richardson died Monday,July16, 2018,atherresidenceinLadson. She wasbornJuly24,1975,in Charleston,thedaughterofJoannWhite and the lateWillieJamesMack. Shewaseducatedinthepublicschoolsof BerkeleyCounty,Classof1994.SpringHillSuites ofNorthCharleston employed her.

Survivors are:her husband,MelvinRichardson;twodaughters, ShantrellGovanandShanyiGovan,bothof Charleston;threesons,JoshuaSnowden, MichaelWhite,andMelvinRichardson,Jr.;foursisters,Tameshia MatthewsofJonesboro,Georgia;ShonyaWoods andPhyllisMatthews, both ofManning; and TiwinaSnowdenofPineville; four stepdaughters;onestepson;onegodchild,La’kyi;her Godmother,FrancisMilford; and two grandsons.

Rena Butler

Funeral services for Rena Mae Butler, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Major Brown, III, were held Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church of Cross. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church Cemetery of Cross.

Ms. Butler died Monday, July 30, 2018. She was born August 17, 1939, in Eadytown, the daughter of the late Jervey and Irene F. Butler. She was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church. In 1960, she left Cross for Miami, Florida. There she joined St. John AME Church, where she was a choir member. In 2005, she returned to Cross, and reconnected with Jerusalem United Methodist Church. During her membership, she became a member of the Sunday School Department, a member of the United Methodist Women, and a member of the Church Choir. She attended the Central High School of Cross. After she moved to Miami, Florida, she was employed by the University of Miami and South Miami Hospital for over 35 years. She retired in 2005. 

Survivors are: five children, Jerome Butler (Faedell) and Edna Murphy, both of Miami, Florida; Delores Haynes (Robert) of Cross; Edward Kinson, III (Georgianna) of San Antonio, Texas; and Robera K. Pace of Cross; one brother, Robert Butler of Cross; one sister, Leola B. Nesbitt of Cross; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Willie Nesbitt, Robert L. Nesbitt, Floyd Mack, Lemiar Washington, John L. Jenkins, and Calvin Myers.

Elias Deas, Sr.

Funeral services for Elias “Lias” Deas, Sr., conducted by the Rev. James Brown, Jr., were held Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church of Georgetown. 

Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery of Georgetown.

Mr. Deas died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at his residence in Georgetown. He was born March 12, 1922, in Georgetown, the son of the late Howard Deas and Rebecca Ann Deas. 

He was married to the late Frances Ladson Deas. He attended the public schools of Georgetown County. He was a member of Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed by the South Carolina State Highways and Public Transportation for 35 years. He was a member of the Sampit Masonic Lodge and served on many boards. Three children, Zackerous Ladson, Simon Deas, and Glory Darby, and three siblings, Florence Singleton, Herbert Deas, and Cephus Deas, preceded him in death. 

Survivors are: five children, Eloise Hasbin (Isiah), Elias Deas, Jr., Serena Grant, Ethel Deas, and Audrey Deas, all of Georgetown; one brother, Marvin Deas; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Davis Priest, Sr.

Funeral services for Davis Priest, Sr., conducted by the Rev. Justin J. Gamble, were held Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Georgetown. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the Mt. Sinai Church Cemetery of Georgetown.

Mr. Priest died Thursday, July 26, 2018. He was born November 22, 1937, the son of the late Ethel and Deacon Henry Priest. He attended the Georgetown public schools. He lived most of his life in Georgetown, later he moved to Richmond, Virginia. He had an Honorary Master’s Degree in education. He also studied Theology. He was a truck driver, welder and computer repairer. 

Survivors are: his wife, Jessie Ann Shaw Priest; seven children, Doreen Hardwick and Rose Wright, both of Atlanta, Georgia; Lucinda Brown (Dwayne) of Myrtle Beach; Sherlyn Priest and Carol (Michael) of Florida; David Priest, Jr. (Tameka) and LaDawndrea Priest; six adopted children, Steven McFadden, Shirley Wilson, Macio Wilson, Sabrina Wilson, Tyrone and Roxanne Wilson; five siblings, Preston Priest (Reither), the Rev. Daniel Priest, Jannie Cain (Louis), Queen, and Arneither Reed; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary Smith-McMillian

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Smith-McMillian were held Monday, July 30, 2018, at the Inez M. Henryhand Memorial Chapel of St. Stephen, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith-McMillian died Monday, July 16, 2018. She was born April 10, 1950, in Union, the daughter of the late Bessie B. Freeman and Willie Starks Smith. She attended St. Stephen High School. Afterwards she moved to Washington, DC. She returned to her hometown in 2008. 

A son, Derrick McCray, and three siblings, Diane Blake, Peggy J. Moultrie, and Maxine L. Smith, preceded her in death. 

Survivors are: one daughter, Urica L. Smith of Hyattsville, Maryland; one son, Timothy McCray (Angel) of Washington, DC; two sisters, Barbara Lou Spann of St. Stephen; and Edith Bryant (Allen) of Macbeth; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ila Cooper

Funeral services for Ila Dean Cooper, conducted by the Rev. Larry McCray and the Rev. Grace Summers, were held Monday, July 30, 2018, at the Elijah United Methodist Church of Kingstree. 

Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at the McCottry Cemetery of Kingstree.

Ms. Cooper died Thursday, July 19, 2018. She was born December 10, 1961, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of Georgianna Bradley and Willie Brown, and the biological daughter of the late Norman Cooper. A brother, George Michael Bradley, and a nephew, Eric Wayne Bradley, preceded her in death. She received her education at St. Mark High School. She worked on the farm. 

Survivors are: her parents, Georgianna Bradley and Willie Brown of the home; her companion, James Brockington; two children, Lakeisha Donat Cooper (Beaufort Thomas) and Kevin Oneal Cooper (Louvina Cochran); eight sisters, Rosa Doctor (Michael), Martha Scott (James E.), Mary Cuttino (Charles), Katrina Bradley, Angela Bradley, Yolanda Bradley, Cynthia Bradley, and Passion Bradley; six brothers, James Bradley, Willie L. Bradley, John Bradley (Joanne), Tyrone Bradley (Lisa), Willie D. Bradley (Denise), and Van Dorsey; and eight grandchildren.