Obituaries Nov. 30, 2022
Barbara Ellen Reaves Barefoot
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Barbara Ellen Reaves Barefoot, age 81, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 with her family by her side. Graveside services were held 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at Kershaw City Cemetery by William Alford. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
Mrs. Barefoot was born April 19, 1941 in Kershaw County, a daughter of the late Willis J. “Shorty” and Mildred Myers Reaves. Barbara enjoyed crocheting, painting, and watching westerns.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Reaves was also preceded in death by her husband, Carroll B. Barefoot; sister, Margaret Peggy Blackwell; and brother-in-law, CP Blackwell.
Survivors include her daughter, Carmen M. Gomez of Tennessee and grandchildren, Elizabeth Michelle (Shadi) Sharah and their children, Aya, Maya, Nadine, and Deema of Tennessee; James Neely Gray and his son Elijah Gray; and William Poteete all of Tennessee; Niece, Diane (Paul) Barton and their children, Jennifer (David) Williams and their son Burgin, Meg (Keith) Hinson and their children, Dalton and Ethan; caregiver and niece Rhonda Drew and her children and grandchildren, Ashley (John) Stephen, Tera, Mason, Marshall, and Aiden; and caregiver and niece, Tracie Slamcik.
Memorials may be made to the Mcleod Hospice House, 1203 E Cheves St, Florence, SC 29506.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Barefoot family.
Henry Allen Brock Jr.
CHERAW – Mr. Henry Allen Brock, Jr., 76, died on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Born, May 13, 1946, in Cheraw, SC, he was the son of the late Mary Threadgill Brock and the late Henry Allen Brock, Sr. Henry loved being outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping, and in his later years, he took care of his mother and wife until they passed away. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Wallace, SC and loved spending time with his dog, Sammy.
Along with his parents, listed above, Henry was preceded in death by his loving wife, Janet Susie Brock; a stepson, Jimmy Coombes; and his sisters, Trudy Stamey, and Janet Brock.
Henry leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughters, Lisa Ryan (Manny) of Defuniak Springs, FL, and Sara Blackmon (Andy) of Pensacola, FL; stepsons, Ryan Melton (Natalie) of Cheraw, SC, and Curtis Melton (Jenny) of Wallace, SC; a sister, Ann Morris of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Hunter Ryan, Bree Ryan, Chase Ryan, Rayne Ryan, Amelia Melton, Charlye Melton, Daniel Coombes, Wendy Duboise, and Chris Bennett; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Harris Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Society Hill, SC.
The family received friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC.
Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Brock Family in their time of grief.
Online condolences may be made at www.kiserfuneralhome.com.
Sara Moore Gibson
GREAT FALLS – Ms. Sara Moore Gibson, age 105, entered into rest on Monday, November 21, 2022 at White Oak Manor of Lancaster. Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery by Brent Taylor. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
Ms. Gibson was born December 12, 1916 in the Wexford Community of Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Robert Lee “G.L.” and Susannah Jackson Burch Moore. She was a 1934 graduate of Ruby High School and grew up attending Thompson Creek Baptist Church. After moving to Great Falls, Sara joined First Baptist Church and was the oldest living member. She was a talented pianist who learned to play by ear at an early age.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Gibson was also preceded in death by her daughters, Joel Layne Gibson Hayes, and Janet Myrle Gibson Landercasper. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by her siblings, Ethel M. Pinkston, Japhus Moore, Florence M. Hepler, Wilson Moore, Mattie M. Gibson, Robert Moore, Clyde Burch, Vivian M. Smith, Leverne M. Smith, and granddaughter, Debra Ann Grubbs.
Survivors include her children, Bobby Lee (Elizabeth) Gibson of Burnsville, NC, Don Woodrow (Johnnie Ruth) Gibson of Columbia, SC, and Sara Ann G. (Floyd P.) Broome of Great Falls, SC; grandchildren, Kendra, Susanne, Susan, Sandra, Robert, Donna, Teresa, Patrick, Matthew, Doug, Daniel, Anita, Russell, and Warren; numerous great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Gibson family.
Jannie Mae Owens Jordan
PAGELAND – Ms. Jannie Mae Owens Jordan, age 75, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Hope Family Worship Center by Pastor Trey Thompson and Pastor Ricky “Sweet” Jenkins with burial to follow in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the church.
Ms. Jordan was born September 3, 1947 in Chesterfield County, SC a daughter of the late Oscar and Lillie Mae Windham Owens. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mill and a member of Hope Family Worship Center. Jannie enjoyed going to flea-markets, looking for antiques, and dancing. A true people person, she never met a stranger. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who loved her family deeply.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Jordan was also preceded in death by her brothers, Bud Owens, Jr., and Cliff Owens; sister, Mary Martha Brumley; brother-in-law, Paul Brumley; and nephew, David Bailey.
Survivors include her children, Gurney Richard (Sandy) Jordan of Wallace, SC, Teresa Ann Jordan (Mo) Duncan of Pageland, SC, and Larry (Angie) Jordan of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Eric (Courtney) Jordan, Channing (Madison) Jordan, Christopher Airington, Jason (Brittany) Smith, Kristina Portman, Michael Arledge, Mitchell (Brittany) Jordan, Ira (Tanya) Edge, John Edge, Kaylan Ganus, Josh (Jaime) Duncan, and Randy (Melisa) Duncan; 26 great grandchildren, and 1 on the way; siblings, Ernest Owens of Chesterfield, SC, Charlie “Big-Time” Owens of Pageland, SC, Patricia “Pat” Owens of Mt. Croghan, SC; Arthur (Lucille) Owens of Mt. Croghan, SC, John Franklin (Brenda) Owens of Kannapolis, NC, Carolyn (Johnny) Hamilton of Mt. Croghan, SC, and Ronnie Owens of Ruby, SC; sisters-in-law, Linda Owens of Cheraw, SC, and Goldie Owens of Chesterfield, SC; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to hospice nurses, Madison, and Crystal and the entire staff of Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield for the excellent love and support provided to Ms. Jannie and their family.
Memorials may be made to Regency SouthernCare Hospice of Chesterfield, 205 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Jordan family.
Sue W. Lowery
PAGELAND – Mrs. Sue W. Lowery, 82, of Pageland, SC passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022 in Lancaster, SC while surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Lowery was born on March 27, 1940 in Lancaster County, SC to the late James Henry White and Lela Rose White. She grew up all her life in Chesterfield County, SC. Sue worked for Springs & Culp Industries for many years. Sue was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Pageland, SC, where she served as the Church Secretary, Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer and on the Cemetery Committee and Pastors Meals Monthly. During her spare time, she loved to read her Bible and visit the sick and homebound. Sue loved to cook, can vegetables from her own garden and watch soap operas and westerns on television. She loved to spend time with family, especially Sunday dinners. She had a love for decorating for the Christmas season. She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Amon Lowery Sr.; son, Terry Lowery; daughter, Bimmie Love and sisters, Kathleen Funderburk and Mary Hunter. Mrs. Lowery is survived by her son, Benjamin “Bennie” Amon Lowery Jr. (Shannon Byrd) of Chesterfield, SC; daughter, Rose Jenkins (Scott) of Pageland, SC; daughter-in-law, Denise Lowery of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Tiffany Faulkenberry (Bryan), Jerrica Phifer (Taylor), Brandi Brumley, Hailey Ward (Nathan), Michael Courtney (Paige), T.C. Lowery (Carley) and Taylor Lowery and great grandchildren, Brantley Faulkenberry, Landon Faulkenberry, Tegan Brumley, Bristol Brumley, McCoy Courtney, Tripp Lowery, Jaxon Melton and Arbor Phifer. Visitation was from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Family Life Center. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Pageland, SC with Pastor Don Rhyne officiating. Burial followed at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, C/O Family Life Center, 5732 Peach Orchard Road, Pageland, SC 29728. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina (www.baumgartnerfh.com) is assisting the Lowery family.
Dot Eddins Pender
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Dot Eddins Pender, age 91, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 20, 2022 with her family by her side. Funeral services were 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Pine Grove Baptist Church by Pastor Mark Phillips and the Honorable Rep. Pastor Richie Yow with burial following in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
In keeping with Mrs. Dot’s tradition and preference, everyone attending the service at the church is asked to back into their parking space!
Mrs. Pender was born October 3, 1931 in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Cull and Laura Freeman Eddins. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Webbing and a former employee of Hartsville Manufacturing. A life-long faithful member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Dot was very active throughout the years in the W.M.U. – Baptist Women, Adult Choir, Sunday school teacher, children’s activities, and various other committees involving preparing meals. Mrs. Pender was the first recipient of the church’s Mother of the Year in 1987. She was known as the true matriarch of her family and loved them unconditionally. Dot also enjoyed gardening, watching Clemson football, and watching her favorite television show, The Price is Right.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pender was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerald E. Pender; daughter-in-law, Amy Pender; and all of her siblings, Will Eddins, infant sister Ollie Eddins, Ola E. Baker, Dolly E. Moore, C B Eddins, Edgar Eddins, Evelyn “Sis” E. Campbell, Louise E. Herndon, and Charles W. “Dinky” Eddins.
Survivors include her children, Gerald “Wayne” Pender, Cindy P. (John) Beard both of Chesterfield, SC, and Shelia P. (Ricky) Hodges of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Walker Hodges, and Pres Beard; numerous nieces and nephews including, Carolyn Moore Rivers, Linda Royall, Billy Eddins, and Sonia Adams; daughters of the heart, Sherry Eddins White, and Kim Burch Gaskins.
Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church “Building Fund,” or “Scholarship Fund” 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to the Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is the serving the Pender family.
Margie Faye Starling Sweatt
CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Margie Faye Starling Sweatt, age 79, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Funeral services were 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church by Pastor Tracy Hinson and Dr. Lindsey Powell with burial following in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Monday, November 28, 2022 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sweatt was born April 7, 1943 in Patrick, SC a daughter of the late John and Cora Lee Parker Starling. She was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed cooking for her family and working in her flowers, especially her roses. Of all things that she enjoyed, her greatest passion was being “Gi-Gi” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sweatt was also preceded in death by her siblings, Woodrow Starling, John Wesley Starling, Thomas Eugene Starling, Bud Starling, Franklin Starling, Lucy Lambert, Martha Sterling, and Retha Dixon; and infant twin great-grandsons, Phoenix & Maverick.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Lonnie David Sweatt of the home; children, Howard June Bunting, Jr., Lora (Chip) Canipe both of Chesterfield, SC, Donna Powers of Asheboro, NC, Charles Raeford (Sherry) Bunting of Cheraw, SC, and Mona (Milton) Johnson of Hartsville, SC; grandchildren, Kevin Powers, Charlie Lane, Russell Powers, Justin Bunting, Christy Johnson, Casey Johnson, Casey Johnson; great grandchildren, Evan, Callie, Gracie, Dallas, Aden, Emma, and Kerstin; sister, Nellie Parker of Mocksville, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is the serving the Sweatt family.
Richard Lee Townsend
RUBY – Mr. Richard Lee Townsend, age 78, entered into rest on Thursday, November 25, 2022. The family will host a time of remembrance in Mr. Townsend’s memory at a later date.
Mr. Townsend was born May 6, 1944 in Grass Valley, CA a son of the late Clifford and Laura Johnson Townsend. After serving in the Navy, Mr. Townsend went on to become a welder and mechanic. Richard enjoyed fishing and playing cards with his loved ones. Mr. Townsend was most known for being an incredible husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.
In addition to his parents, Richard was also preceded in death by his brother, Carl Townsend.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ellen Townsend of the home; daughters, Jennifer (Bubba) Renegar of Ruby, SC, Jody Townsend (William) Soulder of Easley, SC; grandchildren, Tiffany Townsend, Richard Townsend II, Amy Morris, Dylan Renegar, Amy (Tony) Gribay, Royce Renegar; great-grandchildren, Abigale, Ryder, Mason, Elijah, Nathaniel, Dani, Ari, Mael, Haile, Hadley; brothers, Ralph Townsend, Bill Townsend; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made online in Richard’s memory to the St. Jude Childern’s Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate; or to the Veteran’s Hospital at www.cdceportal.va.gov/donate_online/.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Townsend family.
David H. White
CHESTERFIELD – Mr. David H. White, age 67, entered into rest on Thursday, November 24, 2022 with his family by his side. A Celebration of Life Service will be 4:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2022 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Brent Taylor with burial to follow in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. White was born March 8, 1955 in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late William Gregory White, Sr. and Mary Frances Causey White. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a retired employee of Crown Cork & Seal. An avid outdoorsman, David enjoyed working with his tractor and raising cows. He also enjoyed growing a huge garden every year and sharing his harvest with all the neighbors in the community. A man that was a true “homebody,” David enjoyed sitting on his front porch and enjoying nature .
In addition to his parents, Mr. White was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Beth” Baker White; and brother-in-law, Donnie Webster.
Survivors include his daughter, Chelza W. (Greg) Leviner of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren, Kieran Leviner, Kyndall Leviner, and Dakota Leviner; siblings, Alice W. Webster, Greg (Nancy) White, Jr., and Mike (Geraldine) White all of Cheraw, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; great nieces and great nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews of whom he lovingly referred to as “Live Wires.”
In memory of David’s giving heart from his sharing of vegetables, the family suggests that memorials be made to a local food bank of one’s choice.