Obituaries And Death Notices 5-18-10

Archie Lee
Archie Lee Hyatt of Laurinburg, NC passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the age of 76.
The funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at the Richards Boles Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Rev. Don Rollins and Rev. Dewayne Dukes.  Burial followed the service at Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg.
Archie was born in Dillon County, South Carolina on January 28, 1934, son of the late Raymond Hyatt and Lillie Mae Hyatt Herring.  He worked in textiles retiring from Waverly Mills after many years of dedicated service.  Archie was also the owner and operator of Hyatt’s Used Cars and Wrecker Service.
He is survived by his children, Crystal Locklear and husband Carey of the home, Teresa Pridgen and husband Lynn of Laurinburg, Michelle Grooms of Wagram, Christine Carter and husband Tony of Gastonia, Donald “Buddy Boy” Hyatt of Gastonia; wife, Lillian Hyatt of Laurinburg; his brothers, Lee Hyatt and wife Linda of Raleigh, Oliver Hyatt of Laurinburg, Rob Hyatt and wife Gladys of Washington; sisters, Carolyn Powell and husband Paul of Laurinburg, Roxie Caulder and husband Rudolph of Dillon, SC, Eva Lovelace of Sumter, SC; ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 15th at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

Mrs. Ruth Almond of Dillon SC passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010 at her home. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, May 17, 2010 at Kannaday Funeral Home in Dillon. Funeral services are at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, May 18, 2010 in Kannaday Funeral Home Chapel in Dillon. Interment will be at 4:00 PM in Locust Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Locust, NC, directed by Kannaday Funeral Home.
She was born Ruth Mae Barbee in Stanly County North Carolina in 1933. She was preceded in death by her father Ira Barbee and her mother (the former) Essie Hahn both of North Carolina. Additionally her brother Stancil Barbee and her sister Evelyn Carriker preceded her in death.
Mrs. Almond married Luther Albert “Boots” Almond in 1948. They lived and worked in Locust NC for years before moving to Dillon in 1965. Husband and wife opened a series of “Big A” auto parts stores in Dillon, Marion and Mullins as well as Lu-Ru Fashions Women’s Wear in Dillon. After her husband Luther passed away in 1976, Mrs. Almond continued to own and operate her parts stores for many years to come. “Miss Ruth” was known for her tremendous work ethic and integrity in business.
After retiring from the auto parts business, Mrs. Almond kept herself busy by working at the local Winn-Dixie store and at Twin Lakes Country Club. She attended Bermuda Baptist Church.
Mrs. Almond is survived by her two sons and one granddaughter. Dr. Greg Almond and Dr. Tod Bania of New York and Ron, Heather and Emily Almond of Atlanta.
The family would especially like to thank Mrs. Almond’s many friends who have helped out. Mrs. Almond’s constant companion, Harold David Bryant has been invaluable. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Webster, Ms. Peggy McIntyre and Robert Stubbs have made these past months some of the happiest of her life.
Memorials may be made to the Dillon Rotary Club Scholarship Fund and/or to Gideons, P.O. Box 111, Dillon, SC, 29536.
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Jay Dee
Jay Dee Hucks, age 88, died Sunday, May 16, 2010 at McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Hucks was born in Marion County, a son of the late Allard Brockington and Maude Larrimore Hucks. He was a member of Tabernacle Methodist Church in Marion County. Mr. Hucks was a US Army Veteran of WWII serving in Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. Prior to retirement he was owner and operator of Hucks Automotive in Myrtle Beach.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Cox Berry Hucks of Myrtle Beach, SC; four sons, A. Cecil Collins, Jr. and wife Debbie of Florence, SC, Stephen A. Berry, Jr. and wife Barbara of Timmonsville, SC, A. Lenneau Berry and wife Sheila of Latta, SC, and Bryan W. Berry, Sr. and wife Angie of Latta, SC; one brother, Bob Hucks and wife Beatrice of Myrtle Beach, SC; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 4:00 PM Wednesday at Bethesda Southern Methodist Church with Rev. David Fulmer and Rev. Bryan Windburn officiating. Burial will follow in Bethesda  Southern Methodist Church Cemetery directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Building Fund and Cemetery Fund, 1713 Hwy 38 West,  Latta, SC 29565.
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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

William G.
William G. McLean was born on June 27, 1925 in Scotland County, N.C. to his parents, Aura and Henry McLean. He died peacefully Tuesday, May 11, 2010 in Ocala, Florida. One of five children, he began working at an early age during the great depression. He graduated from Maxton High School in Maxton, N.C. He was then accepted into the V-12 Naval Officer Program through which he attended The University Of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Columbia University in New York City. He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He served in World War II as captain of the USNS Bullwheel and in the Korean War as captain of the USS Quapaw, both in the Pacific Ocean. After the wars he and his wife, Kathryn, moved back to North Carolina where both of their children, Billy and Johnny were born. In 1956, he and his family moved to Ocala where he remained until his death. His first job in Ocala was assistant finance Officer for the city of Ocala. He then worked as general manager of the Ocala Star Banner. In 1967 he became employed by the Marion County School Board, from which he retired as Director of Finance. He served as a member of the Marion County School Board from 1991 to 1995.
Most of all he loved Kathryn and their family. Bill and Kat were married for 62 years. He had a long retirement that he spent devoted to making Kathryn feel safe and secure. He was straight-forward, kind-hearted and generous. He had many friends who will miss him. His family will miss him forever. He was a faithful member of Fort King Presbyterian Church when he died. He was previously a member of Carolina Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Ocala.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn; his two sons, Billy and his wife Martie, and Johnny and his wife Kerri; three grandchildren, Will McLean, Ollie McLean, and Dillon McLean, all of whom he loved dearly; three sisters, Sally Ann Chirdon, Lula McRae, and Mary Poole; thirteen nieces and nephews, Sue Ann Clarke, Jaynette Whitt, Henry Chirdon, Jimmy McLean, Susan Carpenter, Mary Lou Beeker, Nancy McBride, Jay Poole, Jeff Poole, Jerry Poole, Joey Poole, Jim Poole, and Jack McInnis; and his caregivers, Pat Bartow and Renee Deifendeifer. He was predeceased by his parents, his older brother James P. McLean, two nephews, Wilber McRae and Clayton (Buddy) Chirdon, and a niece, Peggy Martin.
A funeral service was held on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at Fort King Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow in the church fellowship hall.
Graveside services were held Monday at 4:00 P.M. in Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery located in the Carolina Community, South Carolina.
Arrangements are under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services in Ocala and Cooper Funeral Home in Dillon, South Carolina.
Flowers, or a donation to Fort King Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers, are appreciated.

Funeral service for Mr. Johnny Tyrone Baines will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at New St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Stanley McKeever, Pastor.  Burial will follow in church cemetery.  Mr. Baines died Friday, May 15, 2010 at McLeod Medical Center, Dillon.  Bartell Funeral Home LLC of Dillon is in charge of these arrangements.  The family is receiving friends at 2426 Cardinal Drive, Dillon, SC.
Funeral service for Mrs. Leona Cain was Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Mt. Zion AME Zion Church with Rev. McLean Pastor.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Cain died Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Pines Nursing Home after an illness.  Bartell Funeral Home, LLC of Dillon was in charge of these arrangements.
Funeral service for Mr. William Whitfield was Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Manning Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Frankie Thomas, Pastor.  Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery.   Mr. Whitfield died Sunday, May 9, 2010 at his residence after an illness.  Bartell Funeral Home, LLC of Dillon was in charge of these arrangements.
Esther Lee Campbell Grice widow of the late Bobby Grice of Dillon died May 17, 2010 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Thursday at New St. Mark Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Grice famliy is receiving friends at the funeral home May 19, from 7 to 8:30 PM and other times at the residence 818 Gene Lee Drive, Dillon. House Of Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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