Obits & Death Notices

Hampton County, South Carolina Genealogy Trails

Paul White
Paul White, 67, of Bell Lane, Varnville, died October 7, 2007, at Hampton Regional Medical Center. Mr. White was born November 4, 1939, in Cannelton, WV and was a son of the late Harry Roswell White and Stella Mary Ferrell White. He retired as an inspector from Westinghouse after 18 years of service and attended Huggin Oak Church of God. He loved sports, especially the Atlanta Braves, and loved to have cookouts and visit with his family. Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Bennett White; children, Paul Anthony White of Jacksonville, FL and Sara Melissa White of Charleston; step-children, Sara and Don Mole of Orangeburg and Betty and Joe DeLoach, III, Randy and Debra Sauls, and Perry and Audrey Sauls, all of Varnville; sisters, Mildred Danburry of Hanahan, Annette Ripple of Parkersburg, WV, and Eleanor "Norty" White of Clarksburg, WV; brothers, Jerry White and Juanita of Myrtle Beach and Denny White and Cindy of Maryland; special friends, George and Fay Dewitt of Varnville; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Lynn Crosby. [contributed by Lois Anderson]

Bobbie O. “Jack” Winn
BALTIMORE, MD - Mr. Bobbie O. “Jack” Winn, 84, died Sunday, July 20, 2008 in a Baltimore hospital after an extended illness.  Born July 10, 1922 in Hampton, he was the son of the late John Winn and Clara Peeples Winn. Mr. Winn graduated from Varnville High School, and then served his country in the United States Army. He had been a postmaster in Sheldon for many years but was currently living in Baltimore.  Surviving are: His wife of 61 years, Patricia Tillson Winn; two daughters: Carol Winn and Pamela Krofchick ; one grandson: Niel krofchick; two brothers: John Mike Winn of Hampton and Jesse E. Winn of Aiken. He was predeceased by 5 sisters and 4 brothers. A memorial service was held in Baltimore, MD and burial followed in the National Cemetery in Baltimore, MD. Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home of Hampton assisted the family with local arrangements. (Hampton County Guardian, 8/6/2008, contributed by Lois Anderson)

Leroy Williams
YEMASSEE - Luther Leroy Williams, 73, of the Roadside community, died Saturday, July 12, 2008 at his residence.  Born March 20, 1935, Cherokee Plantation, Yemassee, SC, he was a son of Prince and Emma Elliott Williams. He resided most of his life in Colleton County, SC, where he attended the public schools. He was united in marriage on March 21, 1959, to Frankie Lee Mixon, together they shared forty-nine years and was blessed with nine children. Luther served three years in the United States Arny. He was employed with the Charleston Rubber Company, Charleston, SC for many years, He was a retired employee of the Colleton County Sheriff's Department, Walterboro.  Surviving are: his wife, Frankie Lee Mixon Williams, five sons, one who preceded him in death, Micheal Vantroy Williams, Luther (Gina) Williams, Aiea, Hawaii, Master sergeant (Retired) R,. C (Lucy)Williams, Winston-Salem, NC, Master Sergeant Johnny (Audrey) Williams, Columbia, Ga, Jerome (Miranda) Williams, Swansea SC, and one step-son , James (Marilyn) Mixon, Washington, NJ; three daughters, Brenda Bodison, Yemassee, sC Sergeant First Class Wanda (Kevin) Dessow, Stockbridge, Ga and Derlie Stephens, Elgin, SC, a granddaughter reared in the home, Specialist Ashley L. Williams, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, four brothers, one who preceded him in death, Haskell (Carolyn) Williams. Yemassee, SC, Roosevelt (Dorothy) Williams, Baltimore, MD, Thurman (Alma) Williams, Prince (Bessie) Williams, Walterboro, SC; five sisters, one who proceeded him in death, Evelena Washington, Maggie Singleton, Louise Brown, Lizzie (John Henry) Brown, and Blossom (Willie) Delaney, all of Yemassee, sC; three brothers-in-law, Robert (Lovely) Mixon, Cambria Heights, NY, Curtis (Mildred) Mixon, Waterbury, CT, and John (Carol) Mixon, Uemassee, SC, 25 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, an uncle, James (Naomi) Smith, Yemassee, SC, an aunt, Louise Elliott, Beaufort, SC; numerous other relatives.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 19, 12 noon in the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Yemassee. Burial was in the Church Cemetery with military honors. Young Funeral Home of Yemassee was in charge of the arrangements. (Hampton County Guardian, 8/6/2008, contributed by Lois Anderson)

Lemerle Sheppard Wooten
LENA- Mrs. Lemerle Sheppard Wooten, 88, of Lena, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Hampton Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of the late Henry Montague Wooten. Mrs. Wooten was born December 6, 1919 in Treutlen County, Georgia and was a daughter of the late Jackson Sheppard and Sarah Lou “Ludie” White Sheppard. She was a retired supervisor from Estill Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Wooten was a member of Nixville Baptist Church. After retiring, she spent her time caring for others. Surviving are: her daughters, Jacqueline McBride of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Sally Jo Moore and her husband Reverend Charles Moore of Hampton; sons, John Henry Wooten, Sr. and his wife Reba of Nixville, Charles R. “Randy” Wooten, Sr. and his wife Sheryl of Grays and George Montague “Monty” Wooten and special friend Edith Alward of Lena; 18 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Hugh Wooten, Sr. and his wife Catherine B. “Kitty” Wooten; grandson, David Jackson Wooten; brothers, Theodore Sheppard and Elzie Jackson Sheppard; and sister, Geneva Sheppard.  Funeral services were held 11 o'clock, Friday, July 18, 2008 at Nixville Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Varnville-Hampton Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements. (Hampton County Guardian, 8/6/2008, contributed by Lois Anderson)

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