Posted on October 10, 2018 7:07 pm by Laura Stone
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
Posted on October 10, 2018 5:05 pm by Laura Stone
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
Posted on October 10, 2018 3:03 pm by Laura Stone
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
Posted on October 2, 2018 3:03 am by Submitted via Email
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
Posted on March 14, 2018 10:10 pm by Submitted by Reader
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
Posted on March 12, 2018 12:12 pm by Stephens Funeral Home
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
Posted on March 11, 2018 6:06 pm by Stephens Funeral Home
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
Posted on March 10, 2018 9:09 am by Stephens Funeral Home
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
Posted on March 9, 2018 10:10 pm by Staff (Office)
Bernice “Bunny” Richman Daitch, 90, entered into eternal rest in Atlanta, GA on Tues. March 6, 2018.
Bunny was the daughter of Sam and Anna Richman of Manning, SC. She was the sister of Elinore Richman Aronovitz, the late George Richman and the late Bobby Richman. She was the wife of the late Irvin J. Daitch.
She was president of the Adas Yeshurun Synagogue Sisterhood and Chairman of the Landscape Committee for many years. She had a green thumb and a passion for gardening and was a member of multiple garden clubs. Her hobbies included boating, tennis, gardening and traveling.… Read the rest
Posted on March 9, 2018 4:04 pm by Stephens Funeral Home
Danny Frank Floyd, 54, husband of Vicki Welch Floyd, died Thurs. March 8, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.
Floyd was born Aug. 29, 1963, in Sumter, he was a son of the late Napoleon Ollie Floyd and the late Junie Strickland Floyd.
He began his law enforcement career in Sumter County and on July 1, 1987, he joined the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Horace Swilley. He retired August 18, 2015, as the Director of the 911 Communication Center for Clarendon County Emergency Services Division, after more than 28 years of service with the Clarendon County… Read the rest
Posted on March 8, 2018 3:03 pm by Samuels Funeral Home LLC
Rickie David Samuel, 59, died Mon. March 5, 2018 at Providence Hospital in Columbia. He was born October 23, 1958 in Alcolu. He was a son of the late David Samuel and Robertha Harrison Samuel.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sun. March 11 at Manning Junior High School, located at 1101 West L. Hamilton Road in Manning.
Apostle Donald Graham will be the eulogist. Pastor Michael Wright will be presiding with Adrian Whack and Allen Whack assisting.
Burial will follow in the Muldrow Cemetery, Manning, SC.
The family is receiving friends at his residence on 309 McLeod
Posted on March 8, 2018 11:11 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC
Nalique Wells-Tate, 18, died Mon. March 5, 2018 at 1435 Robert Rees- Durant Road in Alcolu.
She was born on May 16, 1999 in Sumter. She was a daughter of David Tate and Vicky Wells.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thurs. March 8 at Hayes F. Samuels, Sr. Memorial Chapel on 114 North Church Street in Manning.
Discourse will be by Brother Ed Ross.
Burial will follow in the Burgess Evergreen Cemetery in New Zion.
The family is receiving friends at the home of her mother on 17 Center Street in Sumter beginning Tues. March 6 from
Posted on March 6, 2018 7:07 am by Samuels Funeral Home LLC
Exile “Buddy” King, 85, widower of Deloris Noble King, died Thurs. March 1, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on Dec. 21, 1932 in Clarendon County. He was a son of the late Bernie and Maggie Sumter.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Mon. March 12 at St. Mark AME Church on 21st Street in Summerton.
Rev. Williette Canty will be the pastor and eulogist. Rev. J. C. Lane will be presiding and Minister Tamekia Hunter Ross will be assisting.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is receiving friends at the home of his… Read the rest
Posted on March 2, 2018 11:11 am by Stephens Funeral Home
Nebraska Edward “Butch” Moore II, 80, husband of MaryAnne Grayson Moore, died Thurs. March 1, 2018, at his home in Summerton.
He was born Dec. 3, 1937, in Florence. He was a son of the late Ned Palmer Moore and the late Kathleen Wilson Moore. He was a US Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 35 in Summerton. He was a retired farmer and a member of Summerton Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of Summerton; a son, Nebraska Edward “Brac” Moore III (Stephanie) of Brunswick, GA; a daughter-in-law, Jodi Woods Moore of Three Forks,… Read the rest
Posted on March 1, 2018 7:07 am by Stephens Funeral Home
Margaret Weeks Nunamaker, 77, widow of Jacob Lawrence Nunamaker III, died Wed. Feb. 28, 2018 at her home.
Born Feb. 8, 1941, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Legrand Dickson Weeks and the late Linnie Mae McAllister Weeks. She worked with the youth of Little Star Pentecostal Holiness Church for 25 years. She was an administrative specialist for the SC Department of Juvenile Justice and a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Jacob Lawrence “Lonny” Nunamaker IV (Bari) of Louisville, KY; two sisters, Joyce Gibson of Murfreesboro, TN and Barbara Denham of Darlington;… Read the rest
Posted on February 28, 2018 12:12 pm by Reporter
Ellen Dyson passed away Sat. Feb. 24 at the age of 96. The viewing will be Feb. 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Summerton Funeral Home.
The funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Fri. March 2 at the Historic Liberty Hill A.M.E Church, 2310 Liberty Hill Road in Summerton. Rev. Robert L. China Jr. will serve as Pastor.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home, LLC on 23 South Duke Street in Summerton. Phone (803) 485-3755
Posted on February 27, 2018 9:09 pm by Submitted via Email
Alyce Coker Player, 70, of Lexington, wife of James E. Player, also known as Jimmie, passed away Feb. 26 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Player was born in Turbeville, SC on Aug. 16, 1947. She was the youngest daughter of Cleo and Natalie Purvis Coker. Mrs. Player attended the East Clarendon Schools. She also attended the Baptist College of Charleston which is Charleston Southern University.
Alyce worked with the South Carolina Department of Social Services. She worked in the Clarendon County office, the Florence District office and the State Department from 1969 until the time she retired. She… Read the rest
Posted on February 27, 2018 12:12 pm by Reporter
William Lee “Billy” Morris, 84, husband of Margie Elizabeth Lyles Morris, died Mon. Feb. 26 at his home.
Born Jan. 12, 1934, in Alcolu, he was a son of the late Andrew Franklin Morris and the late Mamie Cutter Morris. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War, he was the owner and operator of Morris & Sons Electrical Corporation and he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Alcolu.
He is survived by his wife of Manning; three sons, William Anthony “Tony” Morris of Manning, Rocky Morris of Alcolu and Cleve Scott Morris (Christina) of… Read the rest
Posted on February 24, 2018 8:08 pm by Tommy Wampler
Ty’Ceiona Sharell York departed this life at McLeod Health Clarendon on Feb. 21.
She was born May 18,1999, in Manning, she was the daughter of Shonta York Keels and Herbert Sharpe Jr., and stepdaughter of Darin Keels.
The service of remembrance will take place at 12:00 p.m. Tues. Feb. 27 at the Historic Trinity A.M.E. Church, 39 West Rigby Street. Pastor Michael Abraham will bring words of consolation. The service of committal will follow in the York family plot located in the
The family is receiving relatives and friends at 1339 Pine Bluff Square, Manning.
Fleming & DeLaine… Read the rest
Posted on February 20, 2018 11:11 am by Tommy Wampler
Ann King Marsh, age 83, beloved wife of the late Robert Franklin Marsh, died on Monday Feb. 19 at her residence.
Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late Harold Francis King and the late Wilma Player King Cox. Mrs. Marsh will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Manning.
She is survived by one daughter, Terrey Marsh (Mike Streath) and four sons; Robert Kelley Marsh (Jennifer), Harold Frank Marsh (Lisa), Bert Lyn Marsh (Rita) and Charles Edward Marsh, as well as a daughter-in-love,… Read the rest