James ‘Billy W.’ Johnson
James Wilnia “Billy W.” Johnson, 82, beloved husband of Dale Cumbie Johnson, passed into eternal rest with the Lord on July 7, 2012 at the McLeod Hospice House.
Mr. Johnson was born April 16, 1930 in Florence County, the son of Walter T. Johnson and Mabel Koonce Johnson. He attended school in Johnsonville, S.C., and was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he was a trustee, lay leader, Sunday school teacher, and served on many committees.
In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and most of all walking through the Pee Dee River woods with his children grandchildren, and dogs.
After retiring from Fluor Daniel Construction Company, he owned and operated Johnson’s Convenience Store.
“Granddaddy Bill” will forever be remembered as a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a rock with solid and assuring advice to his family during times of need. He will surely be missed.
Billy W. and Dale were married Nov. 27, 1948, and celebrated 63 years together. From their blessed union was born two sons: Ronald S. (Bobbie) Johnson of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Danny R. (Tammy) Johnson of Johnsonville, S.C. He leaves behind five granddaughters: Tara (Rick) Thigpen of Columbia, S.C., Chandra (Chris) Racer of Johnsonville, S.C., Aubrie (Andy) Crais of Duluth, Ga., Danielle Johnson of Lexington, S.C., and Ashleigh Johnson of West Palm Beach, Fla; one step-granddaughter, Aimee Rountree of Birmingham, Ala.; as well as six great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Johnson is also survived by two sisters: Evelyn Fendley of Ocala, Fla., and Shirley Altman of Lake City, S.C.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Jayroe officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery directed by the Hemingway Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Hemingway Chapel.
The Johnson family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the wonderful care given by McLeod Hospice House, and also a dear friend, Faye Baxley.
Memorials may be made to: McLeod Hospice House, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551, or Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2044 Capitola Road, Johnsonville, SC 29555.
McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family. Online Condolences may be sent to McKenzieFH.com.
Victoria Washington Knowlin, age 16, died on July 4 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral services were at noon on Monday, July 9 at St. Paul AME Church in the Sampit Community. Visitation was on Monday in the sanctuary of St. Paul before the service.
Burial will take place on Thursday at Springfield Cemetery, Laurelton, N.Y.
Miss Knowlin was born on Sept. 14, 1995 in Jamaica, N.Y., a daughter of Henry Dean Knowlin (deceased) and Mrs. Deirdre Washington Knowlin.
She was a rising high school senior.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Deirdre Knowlin, Jamaica, N.Y.; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lorena Washington, Georgetown, S.C.; her grandfather, Thomas Trappier, Brooklyn, N.Y.; one brother and seven sisters.
Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
Vernell Lambert Moore, 88, widow of Allen James Moore, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at her daughter’s home.
Born on Nov. 1, 1923, in Georgetown County, she was a daughter of the late John Ratler Lambert and the late Mamie Lambert.
Mrs. Moore was a member of Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served as a former Sunday school teacher and was a member of the adult Sunday school class.
She enjoyed crocheting and doing word search puzzles but above all she enjoyed serving her Lord and working in her church.
Survivors include two sons, Heyward Moore and Bert Moore both of Georgetown; two daughters, Gail Lambert of Georgetown and Kimberly Moore of Jamestown; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Stella Watts of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Frankie Moore; and a brother, Solon Lambert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Chris Browder officiating. Burial will follow in the Lambert Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 722 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements. www.grahamfuneralhome.org.
James Earl Moultrie, age 59, died on July 5, 2012 at Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel. Burial follows at Greater St. Stephen Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Mr. Moultrie was born in Georgetown, S.C., a son of Johnny Moultrie and Mrs. Katherine Gourdine Moultrie, both deceased.
He attended the public schools of Georgetown County and worked as a landscaper and carpenter’s assistant.
Surviving are his children, Renita Moultrie, Temple Hills, Md., Eric C. Brown, Washington, D.C. and Anthony Brown, Georgetown, S.C.; two sisters, Sarah Eaddy, Georgetown, S.C., and Johnnie Ann Martin, Tampa, Fla.; three brothers, Jimmy Lee and Thurmond Moultrie, Georgetown, S.C., and Derrick Moultrie, Ridgeland, S.C.
Norwood Theodore Smalls, age, 48, died at his residence in Charleston, S.C.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Wilds Courtyard Chapel with burial following at Florence National Cemetery, Florence, S.C.
Mr. Smalls was born on Dec. 11, 1963, in Georgetown, S.C., to the marital union between John T. Smalls and Dorothy M. Wineglass Smalls. His mother predeceased him.
He graduated from Howard High School and was honorably discharged after having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. By occupation he was a dental hygienist.
Survivors include his father of Georgetown, S.C.; and his siblings: Barry Smalls of South Korea, Thomas Smalls, Ebony Frierson and Sandra Smalls of Georgetown, S.C., Gary Smalls of Virginia Beach, Va., Linda Smalls of Florence, S.C., and Terry Smalls of Charlotte, N.C.
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