Mark Robinson

Posted on November 17, 2016 9:09 am by Submitted by Reader

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Mark Robinson, 32, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. The family is receiving friends at the home, 488 Third Loop Road in Florence. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at St. Matthew AME Church in Summerton, where the Rev. Benjamin Dwight serves as pastor. A viewing will be held 4-6 p.m. today at the Mother Queen E. Bennett Building of the Prayer House Mission. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.summertonfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Summerton Funeral Home LLC, 23 S. Duke St. in

Nancy Burris Davis

Posted on November 12, 2016 4:04 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Nancy Burris Davis, 75, wife of Joseph Edward “Joe” Davis Sr., died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter. Born March 20, 1941, in Baltimore, Maryland, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth Alton Burris Sr. and Dorothy Evans Webb Burris. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. Survivors besides her husband of Manning include two sons, Joseph Edward Davis Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland, and Michael Anthony Davis of Essex, Maryland; a daughter, Cynthia Anne Peterson (William) of Perry Hall, Maryland; two grandchildren, Rachel Elizabeth Rother (Chris) of Perry… Read the rest

George Keller

Posted on November 12, 2016 1:01 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

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George “Adam” Keller, 71, widower of Mary Hanks Keller, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia. Born Nov. 29, 1944, in Elloree, he was a son of the late Walter Keller and Hilda Shoemaker Keller. He worked for the South Carolina Department of Transportation for more than 40 years and he was a member of Second Baptist Church of Manning. Survivors include his daughter, Melissa Mahoney (Lin) of Manning; two granddaughters, McKenzie Mahoney of Manning and Breanna Brown of New York; two sisters, Bonnie Utsey of Dorchester and Mary Ann Herndon of Walterboro; and many special… Read the rest

Marjorie Harrison Montalbano

Posted on November 9, 2016 3:03 pm by Submitted by Reader

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SUMTER – Marjorie Harrison Montalbano, 88, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born in Florida, she was a daughter of the late Frank Harrison and Blanche Dennis Harrison Cauthen. Mrs. Montalbano was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was a former board member of NAMI. She was a retired Guidance Counselor with Sumter School District 17 and was also a history and French teacher. Survivors include a son, William Joseph “Monty” Montalbano Jr. (Deborah) of Sumter; a brother, Alfred Harrison of Charleston; a step-sister, Betty Ridley of Sumter; four grandchildren, Kimberly Morris (Eric), MeMe Montalbano, Ricky… Read the rest

Gary Miller McLeod

Posted on August 15, 2016 5:05 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

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Gary Miller McLeod, 73, died Sunday, August 14, 2016, at his home. Born November 28, 1942, he was a son of the late Jacob Lawson McLeod, Sr. and the late Dorothy Elizabeth Miller McLeod. He was a US Navy veteran, a farmer and a member of Manning United Methodist Church. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Jean McLeod “Jeannie” Gasque; a niece, Merritt Smith of Houston, Texas; and numerous cousins. A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the Manning Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N.… Read the rest

Wilma Gamble Odom

Posted on August 14, 2016 5:05 pm by Stephens Funeral Home

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Wilma Gamble Odom, 94, widow of Robert Belton Odom, died Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Davis Health Care in Wilmington, North Carolina. Born January 31, 1922, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late James Edward Gamble, Sr. and the late Maude Weatherford Gamble. Wilma served as a WWII US Navy nurse and she also was a registered nurse for almost 60 years, having worked for Dr. Joe Henry King and Clarendon Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Manning United Methodist Church and the Nell Wells Sunday School class. She is survived by two sons, Robert Belton “Bob”… Read the rest

George Kirkpatrick Heriot

Posted on August 5, 2016 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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TAYLORS – George Kirkpatrick Heriot, age 54, formerly of Turbeville, died on Aug. 1, 2016, in Greer, of a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Turbeville Southern Methodist Church, 1622 Clarence Coker Highway, Turbeville. Burial will be in Rembert Methodist Church Cemetery in Woodrow, directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the home of his sister, 5155 Turbeville Highway, Turbeville. Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late George Kirkpatrick Heriot Jr. and DeMona… Read the rest

Easton Oliver Branham

Posted on August 4, 2016 12:12 pm by Leigh Ann Maynard

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Easton Oliver Branham, 2, beloved son of Jeffrey Otto Branham and Heather Atkinson Branham, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at McLeod Hospital (PICU). Easton was born December 18, 2013, in Sumter. He loved dirt bikes, dinosaurs, sharks and books of all kinds. He was a very vibrant child and he had a light about him that touched many lives. Surviving besides his parents of Manning are a big brother, Holden Otto Branham; a baby sister due in October; paternal grandparents, Jeff and Renee Branham of Greeleyville; maternal grandmother, Chris Ridgill of Manning and maternal grandfather, Stephen Atkinson of Greeleyville;… Read the rest

Everette Marvin Haley

Posted on June 21, 2016 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Everette Marvin Haley, 80, husband of Elizabeth Anne Hanna Haley, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at his home. Born May 15, 1936, in Manning, he was a son of the late Edgar William Haley and the late Lizzie Vermell Holladay Haley. He was the owner and operator of Haley Farms and he attended Manning United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of Manning; two daughters, Sonia Haley of Manning and Teresa Haley Harper (Jeff) of Charleston; two grandchildren, Tyler Evan Harper and Hanna Reece Harper; two sisters, Mercelene Haley Scott (Jim) of Sumter and Sharron Haley of Manning;… Read the rest

James Edward Washington

Posted on June 20, 2016 10:10 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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MANHATTAN, New York – James Edward “Bubba” Washington, 74, died on Friday, June 10, 2016, in Manhattan. He was a son of the late McKinley Sr. and Mattie Bell Peterson Washington. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Goodwill Presbyterian Church, 295 N. Brick Church Road in Mayesville, with the Rev. Richard F. Dozier, doctor of ministry, pastor. Burial will follow in Mayesville Cemetery in Mayesville. The family will receive friends at the home of his brother, Elijah Washington, 5 Lesesne Drive in Sumter. These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.

Margaret Faye Brunson Sifford

Posted on January 4, 2016 3:03 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Margaret Faye Brunson Sifford, 78, of Salisbury, was transferred from the Church Militant to the Church Triumphant Jan. 2, 2016, at The Laurels of Salisbury, where she had been a resident since August 2014. Born Oct. 7, 1937, in Clarendon County, “Faye” was the second daughter of the late William Alva Brunson and Margaret Stuckey Brunson. Faye graduated from Summerton High School in Clarendon County, graduating in 1955. She received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Winthrop College in Rock Hill in 1959. Her first teaching position was Bradley Elementary School in Columbia. Following her marriage to… Read the rest

Joseph Houston Mincey

Posted on December 27, 2015 2:02 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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SWANSEA – Joseph Houston Mincey, 27, of Swansea, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Sardis Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dean Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The casket will be placed in the church at 1 p.m., for viewing until the hour of services. Born in Columbia, Joseph Houston Mincey was a son of Floyd Mincey Jr. and Robin Scott Mincey. He was a member of Sardis Baptist Church and was loved by everyone that knew him. He survived four open heart surgeries and wasn’t… Read the rest

Teresa Elizabeth Thames Browder

Posted on December 12, 2015 6:06 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Teresa Elizabeth Thames Browder, 45, wife of Douglas Wayne Browder, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Harold Van Thames Sr. and Jean McIntosh Thames. She was a registered nurse at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband of 20 years; three daughters, Lyncoln Browder, Abigail Browder and Carmen Browder, all of Sumter; a brother, Harold Van Thames (Jennifer) of Summerton; and her grandfather, Raymond E. McIntosh (Margaret) of Pinewood. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Gernell M. McIntosh; and her paternal grandparents, John D. and Lois Thames. Funeral… Read the rest

Traveah Chanelle Myers

Posted on November 27, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Traveah Chanelle Myers, 7, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at her home. Born April 1, 2008, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of Ivy Felder and Travelle (Lakesha) Myers. She was a second-grade student at Manchester Elementary School in, Pinewood. Survivors besides her parents include two brothers, Zion Myers and Elijah Prince; her paternal grandparents, Willie and Jessie M. Myers; her maternal grandparents, Julia Felder Singleton and Thomas (Marquerite) Thames; her maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Billie; her uncles, Antonio, Marvin, Travis and Justin; her aunts, Abriell, Angel, Lasonja, Shantrell, Iris and LaToya; the extended Cooke family; and a number of… Read the rest

Isaya Charelle Cooke

Posted on November 27, 2015 11:11 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Iasya Charelle Cooke, 5, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at her home. Born May 24, 2010, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of Ivy Felder and Gartrell Cooke. She was a kindergartner at Manchester Elementary School in Pinewood. Survivors besides her parents include her paternal grandparents, Mary Samuel and Michael Sanders; her maternal grandparents, Thomas (Marguerite) Thames and Julia Felder Singleton; her maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Billie; five aunts, Tamara Cooke, Katorrah (Carl) Williams, Shantrell Thames, Iris Felder and LaToya Canty; an uncle, Justin Felder; the extended Myers family; and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for… Read the rest

Frances Jane Baker Fleming

Posted on November 25, 2015 9:09 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Frances Jane Baker Fleming, 76, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Howard Chapel AME Church in New Zion, with the Rev. Oliver Davis, pastor, officiating, the Rev. Jerome McCray presiding, and the Rev. Mary Hager, Minister Charlie Gamble III and the Rev. Ida Baker assisting. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. Fleming will lie in repose one hour before services. A public viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at 1840 Little Star Road in Manning. These services have been… Read the rest

Jean Deyorio Smith

Posted on November 23, 2015 1:01 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Jean Deyorio Smith, 69, formerly of Turbeville and Irmo, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2016, at her home in Tampa, Florida. Born in Manchester, Connecticut, she moved to Tampa as a child. She received a bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida and worked as an elementary school teacher in Tampa for almost 30 years. She worked at Lake Murray Gymnastics, and enjoyed volunteering, gardening and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hugh Smith of Turbeville, and their infant son. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer (Steven) Luhrsen; two sons, Jeffrey (Laura) Smith… Read the rest

Wendell Mitchell Levi Jr.

Posted on November 20, 2015 8:08 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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Wendell Mitchell Levi Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., surgeon, farmer, naturalist, died at 88, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, from a brief battle with cancer, at his home surrounded by family. Born on Sept. 13, 1927, he was a son of the late Wendell Mitchell Levi and Bertha London Levi of Sumter. He graduated from Sumter High School Class of 1944. He briefly attended The Citadel, before enlisting at the age of 17 in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was on board a ship en route to the Japanese invasion when Hiroshima was bombed. He was among the first troops to arrive… Read the rest

Hannah Mae Taylor Taylor

Posted on November 17, 2015 8:08 pm by Robert Joseph Baker

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Hannah Mae Taylor Taylor, 81, widow of Bishop Samuel Taylor, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at Clarendon Memorial Hospital. Born March 11, 1934, in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late Henry Taylor and Bertha Fronebager Taylor. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Westminister Presbyterian Church, 9124 Plowden Mill Road in Alcolu, with the Rev. Samuel Sparks as moderator, Pastor Annie Lou Riley as eulogist, the Rev. Jonathan Anderson presiding and the Rev. Norman White and the Rev. Linda Conyers assisting. Burial will follow in Florence National Cemetery. The family will receive friends… Read the rest

Leon Benbow

Posted on November 14, 2015 10:10 am by Robert Joseph Baker

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SUMMERTON – Leon Benbow, 71, was born Sunday, Aug. 13, 1944, in Clarendon County, to the late LeRoy and Reatus C. Benbow. Leon was educated in the public schools of Clarendon County. He was employed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, where he retired after 33 years. He was a dedicated member of Historic Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as a member of the deacon’s ministry. Leon Benbow entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at his home in Summerton. Survivors include his wife, Daisy Benbow; four daughters, Jeneice (Greg) Williams, Artrell (Michael)… Read the rest

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