OBITUARY: Esther Barwick Thomas

Posted on January 19, 2019 2:02 pm by Laura Stone

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Esther Barwick Thomas, 81, widow of Henry Louis “H.L.” Thomas, Sr., died Friday, January 18, 2019, at her home. Born August 14, 1937, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Levi Barwick and the late Alice Logan Barwick. She attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Alcolu. She is survived by two daughters, Marie Bollinger of Longs and Marsha Carter (Bob) of Manning; a son, Tiger Thomas (Laura) of Alcolu; four grandchildren, Reece and Carson Thomas, R.H. Carter and Erin Carter Oliver (Patrick); a great grandson, Casen Carter; a special sister, Pat Powell of Florence; and many nieces… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Carnell “Bobby” Rogers

Posted on January 11, 2019 11:11 pm by Laura Stone

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Carnell “Bobby” Rogers, 76, husband of Oleta Welch Rogers, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born on October 21, 1942, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late Jimmy Rogers and the late Estelle Braxton Rogers.  He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Kingstree and was retired from Santee Print Works. He is survived by his wife of 53 years; one son, Chris Rogers (Dean) of Lakeview; one daughter, Pamela Denise Brunson (Lin) of Alcolu; one granddaughter, Kimberly Rogers of Surfside Beach; four great-grandchildren, Kliegh Rogers, Madison Miles, Melanie Miles, and Miranda… Read the rest

OBITUARY: William McCaa Gettys III

Posted on January 11, 2019 11:11 pm by Laura Stone

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William McCaa Gettys III, 62, husband of Allene Varner Gettys, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Medical University of South Carolina. Born October 19, 1956, he was a son of the late William McCaa Gettys, Jr and the late Emma Ross Jordan Gettys.  He was a retired EMT with Clarendon Hospital System.  He was a member of Manning United Methodist Church and attended Clarendon Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 40 years; one son, William “Bill” Gettys (Cheryl) of Manning; two daughters, Jordan Price (Chris) and Jane Marie Gettys all of Manning; three grandchildren, Laura Lathan Gettys,… Read the rest

OBITUARY: William “Mark” Markham Ballard

Posted on January 11, 2019 9:09 am by Laura Stone

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William “Mark” Markham Ballard, 56, husband of Debra “Debi” Lynn Love-Ballard, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. Born May 11, 1962, in Wadesboro, NC, he was a son of the late William Earl Ballard and the late Marion Patrick Buff Ballard. He was a Maintenance Supervisor for Curing, Final Finish and Warehousing for Continental Tires.  He attended Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg.  He volunteered as a baseball coach with the Clarendon County Recreational Program for many years.   Mark enthusiastically filmed high school football for Manning High School coaching and mentoring JV and Varsity Baseball for many… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Blanche Gamble Odom

Posted on January 11, 2019 9:09 am by Laura Stone

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Blanche Gamble Odom, 90, widow of “E.W.” Odom, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family and friends on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at her residence. Born February 9, 1928, in Turbeville, SC, she was a daughter of the late David Chalmers Gamble and the late Mary McCartha “Mamie” Kinney Gamble. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church for over 70 years.  She was the former Executive Director of the Clarendon County Council on Aging which was named in her honor in 2002. At age 80, she wrote and published her memoirs, hosting a book signing… Read the rest

OBITUARY: William Dow Harrington

Posted on January 11, 2019 8:08 am by Laura Stone

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William Dow Harrington, 87, husband of Maudie Gene Richburg Harrington, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at his residence. Born July 24, 1931, in Manning, he was a son of the late Loranzo Dow Harrington and the late Smytheann Robinson Harrington.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Manning where he taught Sunday school and served on the Deacon Board.  He was the Chairman of the Permanent Board of Trustees for Brewington Church; served on the Clarendon County Soil and Water Conservation District where he was past chairman; and was active in the Farm… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Thomas Finley Coffey Sr.

Posted on January 4, 2019 11:11 pm by Laura Stone

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Thomas Finley Coffey, Sr., 72, husband of Carolyn Burriss Coffey, died Friday, January 04, 2019, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Born January 9, 1946, in Kingstree, he was a son of the late William Columbus Coffey, Sr. and the late Adela Bozard Coffey. He was a 1968 graduate of The Citadel, a former Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow. Fin was the owner of Rigby Oil Company, a member of the Mullet Club, an avid hunter, fisherman, and a loyal member of Manning United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Thomas… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Teresa Logan Brailsford

Posted on December 28, 2018 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

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Teresa Logan Brailsford, 53, died Monday, December 24, 2018, at her home. Born January 26, 1965, in Manning, she was a daughter of Clarence Logan and Betty Jean DuBose Logan. She is survived by her parents of Manning; companion, Pat Hurst of Manning; three sons, Ricky Pack of Manning, Shaun Pack (Jessica) of Greeleyville and Jeffrey Pack (Heather) of Summerville; two daughters, Ashley Morris (Max) and Kelli Pack, both of Manning; two sisters, Dana Sprott (Jim) and Angel Drose (Donnie), both of Manning; eleven grandchildren; and special friend, Scarlett Layne (Aaron) of Manning. She was preceded in death by a… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Kerry Coker

Posted on December 27, 2018 1:01 pm by Laura Stone

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Kerry Coker age 59, of Turbeville, died December 24, 2018 at his home after an illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock PM Friday December 28, 2018 at Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Gibbons Cemetery directed by Floyd Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late Allen Randolph Coker and Agnes Virginia Watts Coker.  Mr. Coker was a retired Carpenter and attended Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded… Read the rest

OBITUARY: George Daniel “Dan” Campbell Jr.

Posted on December 27, 2018 12:12 pm by Laura Stone

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George Daniel “Dan” Campbell, Jr., 83, husband of Henrietta Anne Mills “Henri” Campbell, died Sunday, December 16, 2018, at his home. Born September 8, 1935, in Nashville, Tennessee, he was a son of the late George Daniel Campbell, Sr. and the late Etta Lorene Stewart Campbell. Dan was a US Marine Corps veteran, a 1961 graduate of the University of South Carolina and he was a retired electrical engineer with DuPont with almost forty years of service. He was a member of Summerton Baptist Church, where he served as a past Deacon. After retirement, Dan spent his time helping the… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Johnny Michael “Mike” Cooke

Posted on December 22, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

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Johnny Michael “Mike” Cooke, 71, husband of Deborah Putnam Cooke, died Friday, December 21, 2018, at his home. Born March 21, 1947, in Florence, he was a son of the late Johnny Preston Cooke and the late Mildred Fogleman Cooke. He was a US Navy veteran and co-owner of World of Color Porter Paint and Decorating Store. He was past president of Pee Dee Area Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Florence, where he also served on the National Board for 35 years. He was a member of the Florence Jaycees. He was a member of the Seaside Emmaus Community… Read the rest

OBITUARY: Joseph Olin Kennedy Jr.

Posted on December 21, 2018 7:07 am by Laura Stone

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Joseph Olin Kennedy Jr., 76, widower of Barbara Jean Avant Kennedy, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at McLeod Health Clarendon. Born February 12, 1942, in Cades, he was a son of the late Joseph Olin Kennedy, Sr. and the late Martha Ellen Casselman Kennedy. He was a retired supervisor with Carolina Furniture Works and he was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Kennedy III (Mary) and Larry Kennedy (Pauline Drane); a daughter, Connie Kennedy Hatfield (Shane), all of Manning; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Kennedy of Summerville and Harry Carl Kennedy… Read the rest

Sixta Tulia Arango Thames

Posted on October 10, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone

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Sixta Tulia Arango Thames, 95, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the home of her daughter. Born May 6, 1923, in Bocas del Toro, Panama, she was a daughter of the late Roberto Arango and the late Maria Dolores Garcia Arango. She is survived by four children, Marion Thames of Summerton, Dolores T. Morris of Kingstree, Hugh Thames (Darlene) of Sumter and Douglas Thames (Kathy) of Charleston; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and  two great-great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Clarendon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Hugh Elmore officiating.… Read the rest

Betty Doughty Embry

Posted on October 10, 2018 5:05 pm by Laura Stone

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Betty Doughty Embry, 82, widow of Donald Edwin Embry Sr., died Monday, October 8, 2018, at her home in Summerton. Born January 23, 1936, in Norfolk, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie Wilson Doughty and the late Annie Eliza “Virgie” Livingston Doughty. A volunteer with the American Red Cross, involved in many humanitarian efforts both locally and internationally. She was a prolific artist, master Scrabble player, however most of all, an encourager to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Donald Edwin “Eddie” Embry, Jr. (Deb) of Summerton, Amy Blanche Embry of Virginia Beach,… Read the rest

Joel Edward Thompson III

Posted on October 10, 2018 3:03 pm by Laura Stone

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Joel Edward Thompson, III, 51, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 28, 2018, in Bloomington, Indiana. Joel was born on April 25, 1967 in Fort Dix, New Jersey to Jane and Joel Thompson. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and became a certified paramedic and ultimately a registered nurse. After moving to Trafalgar, Indiana, Joel began working for the local hospital and finally Kindred Hospice as a Hospice Nurse. Through his life’s work, Joel was blessed to find himself fulfilled and successfully built a life dedicated to serving others. What began as a volunteer position at a local fire department in… Read the rest

F. Don Smith

Posted on October 2, 2018 3:03 am by Submitted via Email

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TURBEVILLE – Franklin Don Smith, 86, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at his home, after an illness. Graveside services will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta. The family will received guests immediately following services inside the Pine Grove United Methodist Church gymnasium. Born in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late David Ernest Smith and Evelyn Driggers Smith. He was retired from Santee Print Works, and previously worked with Western Auto Associate Store. He was a member of Pine Grove United… Read the rest

Gladys Watts Buddin

Posted on March 14, 2018 10:10 pm by Submitted by Reader

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Gladys Watts Buddin, 90, beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, died Monday, March 12, 2018, peacefully at her home in Turbeville. Born May 20, 1927, in rural Clarendon County, she was one of 14 children of Edmond B.Watts and Annie Bell Robison Watts. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Turbeville, the Dicey Gibbons’ Circle, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 132 and was the former director of the WMU at her home church. She retired from Turbeville Sportswear after 16 years of employment. She passed away peacefully surrounded by countless family and friends under… Read the rest

Shirley Ann Tucker Bryant

Posted on March 12, 2018 12:12 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

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Shirley Ann Tucker Bryant, 75, widow of Cecil William ” Billy” Bryant, Sr., died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at her residence. She was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Foreston. She was a daughter of the late William James Tucker and the late Rotha Mae Richburg Tucker. She was a retired parts clerk for Manning Tractor Company. She is survived by three sons, Cecil William Bryant, Jr. (Karen) and James Ellison Bryant (Angie), both of Manning and Robert Arnold Bryant (Tanya) of Greeleyville; two brothers, Tommy Tucker and Mike Tucker (Laura), both of Sumter; two sisters, Laura Sims of Sumter and… Read the rest

Bobby Julius Pack

Posted on March 11, 2018 6:06 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

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Bobby Julius Pack, 79, died Sun. March 11, 2018, at the Lake Marion Nursing Facility. He was born in Sumter on March 11, 1939. He was a son of the late Julius Carl Pack and the late Reba Cornelia Hodge Pack. He was a retired floral designer for Flowers de Linda in Manning and he was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Sumter. He is survived by his brother, Ronnie Carl Pack (Judy) of Williamston; two sisters, Susie Evelyn Griffith of Cheraw and Reba Diane Johnson of Pinewood; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be… Read the rest

Janet McLeod Touchberry Trembley

Posted on March 10, 2018 9:09 am by Stephens Funeral Home

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Janet McLeod Touchberry Trembley, 94, widow of J.T. Touchberry, Jr. and Thomas V. Trembley, died Fri. March 9, 2018 at the National Health Care of Sumter. She was born Sept. 10, 1923 in Pinewood. She was a daughter of the late James Wilson McLeod and the late Mary Dawkins McLeod. She retired from Clarendon Memorial Hospital after 40 years of service as a nurse’s aide. She was a member of Summerton Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Jackson T. Touchberry III (Joanne) of Wake Forest, NC; three grandchildren, Jackson T. Touchberry IV (Stacy) of Smithfield, VA, Matthew Touchberry… Read the rest

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