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Obituaries July 12, 2023

Barbara Faye Campbell Drummond

CHERAW – Mrs. Barbara Faye Campbell Drummond, age 81, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Graveside services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 8, 2023 at the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family greeted friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Mrs. Drummond was born July 12, 1941 in Anson County, NC a daughter of the late Norman “Buddy” and Mary Elizabeth Lang Campbell. Barbara was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with children. Mrs. Drummond was an avid reader. She also enjoyed listening to music, specifically gospel music and anything sang by Elvis.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Drummond was also preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Larry Drummond; son, David Drummond; siblings, Ann J. Corbitt, and Norman Dallas Campbell.

Survivors include her sons, Ronald Larry (Katherine) Drummond, II of Dugway, Utah, Donald Gary (Dawn) Drummond of Blythewood, SC; grandchildren, Thomas, Ezra, Hannah, Audrey, Dakota, Delaney, Damian Drummond; siblings, Mitchell Harold Campbell of Chesterfield, SC, Mary Ethel Campbell of Chesterfield, SC, Bonnie Louise (Gary) Leamon of Florence, SC; numerous nieces and nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC ( is serving the Drummond family.


Eddie Matthew Johnson

Mr. Eddie Matthew Johnson, 79, of Pageland, SC passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2023 with his son by his side. Mr. Eddie was born on August 3, 1943 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina to the late Elmo Lee Johnson and Mae Belle Sullivan Johnson. He was an avid collector of model cars. He also enjoyed watching his grandson play football. He was a lifelong short order cook and was the owner and operator of Eddie’s Pit Stop Restaurant for many years. His ultimate love was his little dog, Lilly. He would take Lilly everywhere he went. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cary Johnson; brothers, Henry Lee Johnson, and Robert Elmore Johnson and sisters, Sara Johnson Hinson, Carolyn J. Hancock and Jane Johnson Burch. Mr. Johnson is survived by his son, Matthew Johnson (Jeri Lee) of Pageland, SC; brother, Gerald Johnson of Pageland, SC; sister, Margie Hendrix of Pageland, SC; grandchildren, Miranda, Brandon and Chloe; great grandchildren, Charlotte, Declan and Davis. The family received friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Baumgartner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lancaster SPCA, PO Box 3042, Lancaster, SC 29721. Baumgartner Funeral Home of Pageland, South Carolina ( is assisting the Johnson family.


Johnnie Nelle King Sheeler Long

March 20, 1924 – July 7, 2024

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Johnnie Nelle King Sheeler Long, age 99, entered into rest on Friday, July 7, 2023 at her home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 13, 2023 at the St. Paul United Methodist Church by Pastor Alisha Hansen and Mrs. Johnnie’s son, John Long. The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service at the church. The family will host a private graveside service at another time in the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Ma Johnnie, as she was named by her first grandson, Richard Gaskins, and was called by all who knew her, was a sweet and delightful soul. Born on March 20, 1924, the last of nine children, she was the daughter of Henry Frank King and Mary Etta “Molly” Knight King. She graduated from Zoar High School, attended Pfeiffer College, and later received a secretarial science certificate from a school in the Salisbury, NC area.  Ma Johnnie was not only sweet and delightful,  but courageous and independent. Upon graduation, she boarded a bus in Chesterfield, headed to Washington, D.C. ,looking for a job and a place to live.  She found both and took a job with the Federal Government.  While there, she met her first husband Terry Sheeler.  After their marriage, they moved to South Dakota where they lived for several years.  She had her first two of five children, Geraldine and Tom.  Terry passed away and Ma Johnnie and the children returned to Chesterfield to live with her mother. There she met her second husband, Fred Sterling Long.  Together they had 3 children, Susan,  Marsha,  and John, forming a loving and blended family of five.   She then started her life-long career at the Perry Clinic as the office manager and personal assistant for both Drs. Jerry and William Perry. On January 4, 1957 she lost her second husband.  At the age of 33, with the help of extended family and much sacrifice, she did what was required to raise her children in a  loving and nurturing environment. They grew up spending weekends and Wednesday afternoons with the Perry family. They also spent week-long vacations together at Crescent Beach. As if five children were not enough, these times together made Ma Johnnie a second mom to the Perry children. Ma Johnnie loved her church and her Lord. She was a devoted and active member of St. Paul United Methodist church, serving many years as treasurer and teaching Sunday School to many, many preschoolers.

In addition to her parents and loving husbands, Ma Johnnie was preceded in death by her siblings Foster King, Vivian Adams, Frank King, Sue Lee Harmon, Berniece King, Julia Hunter, Lela Carr, Helen Perry, sister of the heart Peggy Davis, son-in-law  Mike Randall and grandson Richard Gaskins.

Ma Johnnie is survived by her five children Geraldine Gaskins (Donnie), Tom Sheeler (Kathy), Susan Julian (Terry), Marsha Graves (Bill), John Long (Bron) and step-daughter Anne Long Smith, 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandson and so many special nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist, 305 West Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ( of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Long family.


Nina B. Martin

Nina Baker Martin passed away peacefully at NHC Mauldin on July 3, 2023, twenty-three days before her 102nd birthday. Nina was born on July 26, 1921, to the late Wilson Joyce and Ethel Atkinson Baker. Nina married Pepper Martin of Fairforest, SC on June 5, 1942. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on June 5, 2017, shortly before Pepper passed away. Pepper and Nina have three married children: Ethel (Jim) Childress, Jim (Dewanda) Martin, and Joyce (Lew) Moss. They also have five grandchildren and six great grandchildren: Mark Childress with Faxon and McCain; Stephen Childress, his wife Beth with Emma June; Ben Martin and his wife Kristina with Eli; Mary Blanche Kraemer, her husband J.R. with Mackinley and Annie-Kate; and Jay Moss. Pepper and Nina were inseparable and lived their Christian faith. Their love of family produced countless hours of laughter, community and memorable experiences.

Nina’s childhood was in Mt. Croghan, SC and Cheraw, SC. She lived in close proximity to her grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. She had a happy childhood surrounded by love, family and friends. She grew up with three brothers Donald, Glynn and Karlo.

Nina graduated from Furman University in June 1942. She was selected to Senior Order, a lifetime leadership honor society established in 1937. Selection is based on scholarship and character and includes criteria such as emotional maturity, open-mindedness, cooperativeness, unselfish service, integrity and responsibility and humility in leadership. It is considered one of the highest honors a graduating senior can receive at Furman University. She enjoyed the comradery of their yearly reunion at Homecoming.

Nina lived most of her adult life in Florence, SC. She taught English at Moore Junior High and West Florence High School. Her students described her as a hard but fair teacher. In later years numerous students praised her for their preparation in English and the ability to write college essays and answer narrative questions. Several years ago, one of her former students told one of Nina’s children that even today if she gets stuck while writing she asks herself “What would Mrs. Martin do”.

Nina was also known for her quick wit and sense of humor. Once during an English test on changing present tense to plural, one of her students raised his hand and said, “Mrs. Martin you have radio on the test twice”. She immediately responded, “The second one is FM”.

Nina is also remembered for teaching an Adult Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church in Florence, SC for over 30 years. The Class loved her lessons because she was always prepared and the depth and breadth of her knowledge of the Bible was extraordinary. Church members also recognized her spirituality. It was commonplace for members to confide in her and ask her to pray for them, their families or certain situations. Her counsel was sought even during her years at assisted living and nursing homes.

Since February 2022 Nina was confined to bed and received around the clock care. The family is grateful to Nina’s caregivers, Cynthia, Nakita and Sue. Their care and love lifted Nina up and helped make her final months safe, happy and joyful.

The Family is also appreciative of the care and love given to Nina by Lutheran Hospice in Greenville, SC. They monitored Nina and keep her comfortable in her final months. NHC – Mauldin also provided a safe and comfortable environment the last 18 months of her life.

A graveside service for the family was held on July 7th at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, SC.

For anyone interested, memorials may be made to First Baptist Greenville Mission Fund, 847 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601 or to the charity of your choice.

Kiser Funeral Home has been entrusted to serve the Martin family in their time of grief.

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