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For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an  house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. – 2 Corinthians 5:1

 

My Journey’s Just Begun…. Don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is but one. Just think of me as resting from the sorrows and the tears. Just think of me in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think of how I must be wishing that you could know today

 how nothing but your sadness can really go away. Think of me as living in the hearts of

 those I touched for nothing loved is ever lost and est assure I know 

how much I was loved so much.

 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Reverend Dr. Jordan D. Smith on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the age of 83.  Homegoing celebration is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Service will be held at Clement Road Church of God, Rev. Dennis Smart, Sr. Pastor.

 

Leevy’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. https://leevy.com/obituary/reverend-jordan-d-smith/

 

Please continue to remember the Smith Family in your prayers during this difficult time.

 

In His Service,

 

Rev. David Quick, SC State Chairman 

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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; 

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 

Isaiah 41:10

On behalf of the SC State Presbytery we offer our sincerest condolences to our State Chair, Pastor David Quick  for the loss of his brother Leroy Quick, Jr.

Leroy Quick, Jr. brother of Rev. David Quick passed on Saturday, September 26, 2022.  Funeral services are incomplete and will be announce later by the family. The Quick family solicit your continuous prayers for the family during this time and the days ahead.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

Sis. Tomeka Barr, State Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. Revelation 14:13

 

 

It is therefore with tremendous sadness that we acknowledge the transition of Sister Flossie Grant Johnson who entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 8, 2022 at the age of 88. 

 

Public Viewings will be held:

Thursday, August 18, 2022 at the JP Holley Garners Ferry Road SE Chapel, Columbia, SC from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Funeral service will be held:

11:00 am, Friday, August 19, 2022 at the South Carolina State Presbytery Campsite, 9101 Bluff Road, Eastover, SC.  


When attending any services face mask are recommended. The staff apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. In light of COVID-19 Pandemic please refrain from lingering or gathering in large groups.
 

JP Holley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please remember the family, friends, and church members of Sister Flossie Grant Johnson during this difficult time.

In His Service,

 

Rev. David Quick, SC State Chairman

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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 

Isaiah 41:10

 

On behalf of the SC State Presbytery we offer our sincerest condolences to our State Chair, Pastor David Quick  for the loss of his brother and our Vice Chairwoman, Pastor Ruthie Williams for the loss of her sister.

 

Reverend Fred Thomas Quick, Sr., brother of Rev. David Quick, known for his love of people and contagious energy transitioned to glory on June 3rd, 2022 at Autumn Care of Raeford, NC. A celebration of life service was held on today, June 8th at Sunset Memorial Park in Bennettsville, SC. https://www.morrisfunerals.com/obituary/RevFred-QuickSr

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Sister Barbara Darien, of Covington, GA

Barbara L. Darien 68, formerly of Beaufort, died Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at the Piedmont Newton Hospital, Convington, GA.

Services: 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Church of God, Varnville, SC.  Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery, Estill, SC.
Public Viewing: 4 to 6 PM Monday, June 13, 2022 at Marshel's.

In light of the continued Covid-19 Pandemic and its variances, and in an effort to keep our staff and the families we are privileged to serve safe, we ask that you wear a Mask or Face Covering when entering the Funeral Home or attending a visitation or service, wherever it might be held.  You are also asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing if you visit the family at their homes.  It is suggested that before making an in person visit to a family's house that you call first!!!

Sister Barbara Darien, of Covington, GA,  sister of Pastor Ruthie Williams transitioned to be with our Lord on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022.  Pastor Ruthie Williams request continuous prayers for the children, grandchildren, sibling, and friends. "Weeping may endure for the night, but JOY comes in the morning." While we weep at losing her physical presence, we rejoice because she is no longer trapped in a house of clay, and in the Land of No More pain, No More suffering, or inability to care for herself. 

Right now I’m in a different place
And though we seem apart
I’m closer than I ever was,

I’m there inside your heart.

 

I’m with you when you greet each day

And while the sun shines bright

I’m there to share the sunsets, too

I’m with you every night.

 

I’m with you when the times are good

To share a laugh or two,

And if a tear should start to fall

I’ll still be there for you.

 

And when that day arrives

That we no longer are apart,

I’ll smile and hold you close to me,

Forever in my heart.

 

Respectfully,

 

Rev. Tomeka Barr, State Secretary 

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I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, 

that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. Revelation 14:13

 

 

 It is therefore with tremendous sadness that we acknowledge the transition of Mr. Marion Beasley who entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 28th, 2022. Mr. Marion Beasley, age 88, of 407 South Weston Street, Fountain Inn, South Carolina was born in Laurens County, South Carolina. Mr. Beasley was a son of the late Willie J. Beasley and Katie Wilson Beasley. He is survived by his wife, Sarah C. Beasley; one daughter, Simone Beasley Cleveland; one son, Kenneth E. Beasley; two grandchildren; two sisters and one brother.

 

Funeral service will be held:

 

2 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Laurens, with Reverend T.E. Simmons, presiding and Reverend Delpherd Barksdale presenting the Eulogy. Burial will follow in Cannon Memorial Park, Fountain Inn, South Carolina. The service will be live streamed on You Tube.

 

Public Viewings will be held:

**Friday, April 1, 2022 at the C.D. Beasley Memorial Chapel of the Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

**Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Beasley Funeral Home Chapel, Fountain Inn from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Beasley Funeral Home, Fountain Inn is in charge of arrangements.

 

Please remember the Beasley family in your prayers during their time of bereavement and the days ahead.

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Mr. Marion Beasley

August 08, 1933 ~ March 28, 2022

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Owner & President

Respectfully,

Rev. David Quick, SC State Chairman 

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I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. Rev. 14:13.

It is therefore with tremendous sadness that we acknowledge the transition of Reverend Clyde M. Odom who entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 27th, 2022. Pastor Clyde M. Odom was the Sr. Pastor of King of Kings Church of God, Florence, South Carolina.

Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. (viewing 10:00 a.m.) at Bibleway Church of Atlas Rd. Interment with military honors will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.
 

Left to cherish his memories are loving wife, Patrice Anderson Odom; daughters, Meredith Odom, of Brooklyn, NY and Alana (Derrick) Williams, of Columbia, SC.; sons, Eric (Berri) Sullivan, of Hampton, Virginia, Tyrus (Deshelia) Anderson, and Quincy (Amanda) Anderson, both of Columbia SC brother, Robert Odom, of Ft. Worth, Texas; sisters, Juanita Wilson, of Manassas, Virginia, Barbara McNorton-Pompey, of Columbia, SC, Lisa Jones, of Camden SC and JoAnn Odom, of Charlotte, NC; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Please remember the Odom family and King of Kings Church of God in your prayers during this difficult time. 

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In His Service,

 

Rev. David Quick, SC State Chairman

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For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. – 2 Corinthians 5:1

My Journey’s Just Begun…. Don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is but one. Just think of me as resting from the sorrows and the tears. Just think of me in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think of how I must be wishing that you could know today how nothing but your sadness can really go away. Think of me as living in the hearts of those I touched for nothing loved is ever lost and rest assure I know how much I was loved so much.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sis. Daisy J. Walker (Affectionately known as “Aunt Jenny”), age 82 of Greenville, South Carolina. She was born to the late Dave “Honey” Walker and the late Bessie Henderson Walker. She was the tenth child of eleven siblings. Daisy passed on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 in Greenville, South Carolina. Public Viewing will be held Friday, March 4, 2022 from 10am-6pm at Beasley Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville. Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Rock of Ages Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

 

Please continue to remember the Walker Family in your prayers during this difficult time.

                       

In His Service,

Rev. David Quick, SC State Chairman

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Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. Truly I am your servant, LORD; 

I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains. Psalms 116:5-6 (NIV)

 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sister Selma Lois James Robinson, who transition on Friday, February 18, 2022 at her residence. Sister Robinson was a faithful and dedicated member of Brockington Street Church of God, under the leadership of Rev. Patricia Kirkland. Sis Robinson served as the Assistant State Choir Director and Historian for the SC State Presbytery.   Funeral services for Sister Selma Lois James Robinson will be held on Tuesday, February 22 at 10a.m. at the Church Yard of First Church of God, Lee Street. Interment will follow in the Mill Branch African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery.  Please adhere to mask wearing and social distancing during this service.

Services has been entrusted to Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home of Darlington, South Carolina. Please continue to remember the Robinson family in your prayers.  https://www.mitchelljoseyfh.com/obituary/MrsSelmaLoisJames-Robinson

In His Service,

Rev. David Quick, State Chairman

 

 

 

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an  house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. – 2 Corinthians 5:1

 

My Journey’s Just Begun ….  Don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is but one. Just think of me as resting from the sorrows and the tears. Just think of me in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think of how I must be wishing that you could know today how nothing but your sadness can really go away. Think of me as living in the hearts of those I touched for nothing loved is ever lost and rest assure I know how much I was loved so much.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sis. Jeanette (Blanding) Bellinger, wife of Bro. Ricky Bellinger. Jeanette Marie Blanding Bellinger was born on August 17, 1957 in Camden, SC. She entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. 

 

Funeral arrangements are outlined as follow:

 

 VIEWING

Saturday

October 2, 2021,  3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Nelson-Haile Funeral Home

919 Church Street,  Camden, SC 29020

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

Sunday

October 3, 2021,  1:00 PM

Unity United Methodist Church

1332 Ft. Jackson Road

Lugoff, SC 29078

 

INTERMENT FOLLOWING FUNERAL SERVICE

Sunday

October 3, 2021

Unity United Methodist Church Cemetery

1332 Ft. Jackson Road

Lugoff, SC 29078

 

Please continue to rember the Bellinger family in your prayers.

 

In His Service,

Rev. David Quick, State Chairman

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For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an 

house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. –  2 Corinthians 5:1

 

My Journey’s Just Begun…. Don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is but one. Just think of me as resting from the sorrows and the tears. Just think of me in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think of how I must be wishing that you could know today how nothing but your sadness can really go away. Think of me as living in the hearts of those I touched for nothing loved is ever lost and rest assure I know how much I was loved so much.

 

 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bro. Robert L. Beasley   of Laurens, SC – Mr. Robert L. “Rob” Beasley, age 83, transition on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Prisma Health in Greenville, S.C. Bro. Robert Beasley was a faithful trustee under the leadership of Elder Isaac Cropp, Jr. Funeral services for Mr. Robert L.”Rob” Beasley will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 11a.m. at the C.D. Beasley Memorial Chapel of the Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens, with Elder Isaac Cropp Jr., officiating and Reverend Delpherd Barksdale, presiding. The burial will follow in the Westview Memorial Gardens in Laurens, South Carolina.

 

Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens is in charge of the arrangements. Public viewing will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Mask are required upon entry. Please continue to remember the Beasley and Laurens Church family in your prayers.

 

In His Service,

 

Rev. David Quick, State Chairman

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, 

an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. -2 Corinthians 5:1

 

My Journey’s Just Begun ….  Don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is but one. Just think of me as resting from the sorrows and the tears. Just think of me in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think of how I must be wishing that you could know today how nothing but your sadness can really go away. Think of me as living in the hearts of those 

I touched for nothing loved is ever lost and rest assure I know how much I was loved so much.

 

 It is with profound sadness that we announce the transition of Dr. Stacie Elaine Evans.  Beech Island, SC – Dr. Stacie Elaine Evans entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at University Hospital, Augusta, GA.

Home Going Celebration for Dr. Stacie Evans will be private. Visitation will be on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Simmons Funeral Home of Williston, Inc. & Cremation Service. Family and friends may call Simmons Funeral Home of Williston, Inc. & Cremation Service 13188 Main Street, Williston, SC 29853, (803) 266-7808.  https://www.articobits.com/obituaries/simmons-funeral-home-of-williston-inc/stacie-evans-obituary?fbclid=IwAR26LE0vFmY4lmRNC5OSZU1KOwc6jzItyygZi2kFYVm-AmydF6bBAmT6ULA

Due to COVID-19 the family kindly ask that no physical visits to the family house at this time. Feel free to reach out to them through calls, social media, and prayers. Please remember the Evans family and church community in your prayers during this difficult time. 

 

Respectfully,

 

Rev. David Quick

SC State Chairman 

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For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an 

house not made with hands,  eternal in the heavens. -2 Corinthians 5:1

 

My Journey’s Just Begun…. Don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is but one. Just think of me as resting from the sorrows and the tears. Just think of me in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think of how I must be wishing that you could know today how nothing but your sadness can really go away. Think of me as living in the hearts of those I touched for nothing loved is ever lost and rest assure I know how much I was loved so much.

 

It is with profound sorrow we announce the passing of Reverend Velma Champlain who departed this life June 15, 2021 in Laurinburg, NC.  https://www.betheafuneralhome.net/obituary/Velma-Champlain  Bethea Funeral Home |  207 King Street,  Bennettsville, SC 29512

 

 

Viewing will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm in the exterior of Bethea Funeral Home.  Please remember the family of Reverend Velma Champlain in your prayers during this difficult time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully,

 

Rev. David Quick, State Chairman

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The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness 
for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; Y our rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23

 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the transition of  Sister Donna Diana Smith Jenkins on Thursday, April 15 th.   

 

Sister Jenkins was a member of Clement Road Church of God Under the leadership of

Rev. Dennis Smart.

 

Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 22, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Viewing will take place at Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. 1831 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

 

Celebration of Life service will stream live www.leevy.com on Friday April 23rd at 1:00 PM.

 

Please remember the Jenkins family and Clement Road Church of God in your prayers during this difficult time. 

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Greetings,

 

"For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 2 Corinthians 5:1

 

It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce the passing of Brother Bennie Boston who transition on Friday, March 5, 2021. Bro. Boston was a faithful member of Lee Street Church of God, Darlington, SC under the leadership of Pastor Robbie Shortt. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangement are entrusted to the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Please keep Sis. Sharon Boston and family in your thoughts and prayers.

In His Service,

 

Rev. Tomeka Barr-Addison

State Secretary

If I Should Go Tomorrow

 

If I should go tomorrow 

It would never be goodbye, 

For I have left my heart with you, 

So don’t you ever cry.

The love that’s deep within me, 

Shall reach you from the stars, 

You’ll feel it from the heavens, 

And it will heal the scars.

April 11, 1945 – February 8, 2021

 

Celebration of Life Service for Deacon David Addison will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Service will be held at Jamestown Road Church of God, 2671 Jamestown Road, Bishopville, SC 29010.

 

Services are entrusted to Square Deal Funeral Home, Bishopville, SC 29010.

 

Deacon Addison was the former State Trustee and member of Sixth Street Church of God. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting each of you to please consider a donation to Lee County Parks and Recreation.

 

As a Lee County Councilman, David Addison was passionate about expanding opportunities for the youth through the Lee County Parks and Recreation department.

 

Please continue to remember the Addison Family in your prayers during their hour of bereavement. If you will be attending the funeral please continue to practice social distancing and a mask is required to be worn at all times.

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Deacon David Addison

Greetings SC State Presbytery,

 

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith…  2 Timothy 4:7-8

 It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing of  Deacon David Addison who died on Monday, February 8, 2021.

 

Deacon Addison was the former State Trustee and a member of Sixth Street Church of God, Hartsville, SC under the leadership of Rev. Reginald Alford.

 

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Please continue to remember Sister Betty Addison & family in your prayers during their hour of bereavement.

Safely Home
by Author Unknown

I am home in heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright.

There is a perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light.


All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever, safely home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus’ love illuminated every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me in the way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely, for I love you dearly still.
Try to look beyond death’s shadows; Pray to trust our Father’s will.

There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idly stand.
Do it now, while life remaineth; you shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When that work is all completed, He will gently call you home;

Oh, the rapture of that meeting; Oh, the joy to see you come!

 

In His Service,

 

Rev. David Quick,

SC State Chairman 

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South Carolina State Presbytery,

 

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. -2 Corinthians 5:1

My Journey’s Just Begun…. Don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is but one. Just think of me as resting from the sorrows and the tears. Just think of me in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think of how I must be wishing that you could know today how nothing but your sadness can really go away. Think of me as living in the hearts of those I touched for nothing loved is ever lost and rest assure I know how much I was loved so much.

 

It is with profound sadness that we announce the transition of Sister Maggie Joe Green. Sis. Green was a long-time faithful member of Jamestown Road Church of God, presently under the leadership of Rev. Curtis Murph. Sister Green served as assistant to the SC State Presbytery Dietitian Committee and was a member of the Christian Women Connection. Sis. Green touched many with her smile, humble spirit, and willingness to serve.

 

The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff.

 

One Last Glance

Wednesday, December 16 th  from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Powers Funeral Home

832 Ridgeway Road

Lugoff, South Carolina

 

Expressions of Love

Thursday, December 17 th  at 1:00 PM

Jamestown Road Church of God Cemetery

2671 Jamestown Road, Camden, SC

Rev. Curtis Murph - Officiating 

 

Cards can be sent to Mr. Mandrell & Celeste Green, 15 Amberhill Ct, Camden, South Carolina 29020. Flowers can be sent directly to the funeral home.

 

Funeral services will be livestream via Jamestown Road Church of God Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/Jamestown-Road-Church-of-God-I-106133384454493

 

 

For the safety of family and friends we request that everyone that plan to be in attendace to wear your mask and continue to practice social distancing. Please continue to remember the family of Sis. Maggie Joe Green in your prayers. 

 

Blessings,

 

Rev. David Quick

SC State Chairman

 

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. -

2 Corinthians 5:1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is with deepest sorrow but sparkle of joy and hope, we announce our beloved Dorothy Smalls Taylor has transitioned to her eternal home. We all have experienced her life well lived, love for the church, and love for Christian Education. A pillar in the Darlington District, monument of faith across the South Carolina Church of God Presbytery, and most of all a lover of God. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Church of God, 422 King Street, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 in her honor.  

 

Because of the Coronavirus, the family will have a private burial service at the First Church of God Cemetery, Georgetown, SC and will not receive visitors at the family home. Cards may be sent to the family at 409 Orange Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.  Wilds Funeral Home, 130 N. Merriman Rd. Georgetown, SC 29440 is assisting the family and online memories and condolences may be sent to the family at wildsfh.com.  

 

Her legacy in words are provided for you below. 

 

In His Service,

 

Rev. Trevor Cropp, I

SC State Brotherhood President

 

Dorothy Albertha Mayhams Smalls Taylor

January 2, 1919 - October 6, 2020

 

Dorothy Albertha Mayhams Smalls Taylor was born on January 2, 1919 to Norridge Cain Mayhams and Julia Lavinia Bryant Mayhams and reared on the family homestead at 409 Orange Street, Georgetown, SC. She lived on this property until December 2019 when she moved to Morningside of Georgetown. She died at Morningside on October 6, 2020.  

   

Dorothy started first grade at the Howard School housed in the Church of God located at 422 King Street under the leadership of principal Joseph B. Beck. She remembered Arlene Alston, her first-grade teacher, as the nicest teacher that she ever had. She graduated high school in 1936 as third honor student.  She attended SC State College receiving a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English with a minor in Social Studies. She also received a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from South Carolina State College and pursued further study at the University of Chicago.  

 

Mrs. Taylor was a second-grade teacher at Howard School and J. B. Beck Elementary and a seventh-grade teacher at J. B. Beck Junior High School.  She recalled that at Howard School each teacher had to present a program for the entire school on Friday morning with music and recitations performed by the students.  She was the first African American to teach an advanced English class at J. B. Beck Junior High School. Dorothy retired in 1979 after 35 years of teaching.  

 

She was involved in volunteer work in her community, state and on the national level. She served as Secretary of the Georgetown County Teachers Association, Representative to the National Education Association (NEA), and Volunteer Tutor of Children and Adults at Bethesda Baptist Church and in her home. Dorothy also taught Head Start students how to read, write, and speak correctly. She was a Docent at the Georgetown Rice Museum. Dorothy was featured as one of five (5) African American women and five (5) Caucasian women taped for a documentary, “The Women of Georgetown County”, about their experiences growing up and living in Georgetown County.  This documentary was made possible by the South Carolina Humanities Council.  

   

Mrs. Taylor’s parents were lifelong members of the Church of God headquartered in Anderson, IN. She was brought up, with three brothers all deceased Norridge, Joseph, and John Mayhams; two sisters both deceased Sara Blackman and Miriam Mayhams; and two cousins James Arthur Carolina (deceased) and Rosa Lee Franklin, in a Christian home with strict religious tenets. Her father sold books and newspapers instilling a lifelong love for reading and learning. Her mother was a lover of music and sent her three daughters to study music with Mrs. Bertha Sawyer and Mrs. Wilhelmina Daniels. During, high school she took a more active role in the Church of God teaching Sunday School. As an adult she played the piano and organ for Sunday School and Sunday Services and directed the Easter and Christmas programs. When she was 100, Dorothy continued to serve God and her Church by teaching an Adult Sunday School class and serving as pianist and organist for Sunday School and Sunday Services at her beloved First Church of God in Georgetown.  

 

Dorothy married the late Louis Bryan Smalls, a childhood friend and fellow church member, who is the father of her three daughters, Eleanor Julia Scavella (deceased), Carla Joyce Smalls, and Lois Dorothea Smalls-Fletcher.  Her five grandchildren are Kristen Marie Clark, Dr. Erica Scavella Hill (Dr. Darryl Hill),  

Henry Kershaw George, Jr., Louis Lavelle Fletcher, Jr, Colin Mayhams Fletcher, and Joshua Bryan Fletcher. She also has two great grandsons Darryl Justus Hill and Jordan Grant Hill; and a special niece Ellen Veronica Akins. She was also married to the late Wilbur T. Taylor.  

 

The family is grateful to Kathy Dozier, caretaker, Carter Owens, hospice nurse and the staff of Morningside of Georgetown for their loving care of Mrs. Taylor.  

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My Journey’s Just Begun…. Don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is but one. Just think of me as resting from the sorrows and the tears. Just think of me in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think of how I must be wishing that you could know today how nothing but your sadness can really go away. Think of me as living in the hearts of those I touched for nothing loved is ever lost and rest assure I know how much I was loved so much.

 

It is with profound sadness, but with complete conviction in the faithfulness of God Almighty that we announce the transition of Sister Virginia Dowling who was a long-time member of Lee Street Church of God. Sister Dowling served in many capacities of her local church in addition to the South Carolina State Presbytery Minister of Music for over thirty years.

The following information was provided from the family:

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 10:30 am – 11:30 am at Faith Memorial Gardens, Darlington South Carolina. Due to COVID and the safety of everyone the family will have a private Homegoing Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Sister Virginia Dowling. 

 

Please remember the Dowling family in prayer during their hour of bereavement.

Cards or acknowledgments can be sent to the Dowling Family, 406 Hickory Street, Darlington, South Carolina 29532. Floral arrangements can be sent to Jefferson Funeral Home, 130 McIntosh St, Lynchburg, SC 29080.

 

**IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC**  Our prayer is that everyone be mindful of the risk associated with the COVID 19 virus and adhere to all social distancing protocol.

 

 

In His Service,

 

Rev. David Quick, SC State Chairman

Tomeka Addison, State Secretary

When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do, You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears, But be thankful we had ninety nine good years.”

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Ms. Mary Lee Sanders Brunson. Sis. Brunson was the mother of Dr. Edna Bethea. Sis. Brunson was a lifelong member of Walker Avenue Church of God where Pastor Bobby Damon is the current Pastor.

 

Born on July 31, 1921, in Darlington, SC, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary Mashack Sanders.

 

Viewing & visitation will be held Monday, September 7th, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home, Inc from 2-6 pm. Location: 821 M Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150

Graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at Hillside Memorial Park located in Sumter, South Carolina. Service will begin at 10:30 am.

 

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting no visitation at the home. It is recommended that everyone adhere to the CDC guidelines. Everyone should wear a mask and implement social distancing.

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

 

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

 

For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.   (2 Corinthians 5:1-4)

 

Please remember the family and friends of Sis Brunson.

 

In His Service,

 

Rev. David Quick

SC State Chairman

 

cc Tomeka Addison, State Secretary

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Greetings SC State Presbytery,

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith… 2 Timothy 4:7-8

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing of  Sister Stephanie Ann Scales who died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ideal Funeral Parlor of Florence, South Carolina. Please continue to remember Sister Frances Scales &  family in your prayers during their hour of bereavement.

 

Safely Home
by Author Unknown

I am home in heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright.
There is a perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever, safely home in heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus’ love illuminated every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me in the way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely, for I love you dearly still.
Try to look beyond death’s shadows; Pray to trust our Father’s will.

There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idly stand.
Do it now, while life remaineth; you shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When that work is all completed, He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting; Oh, the joy to see you come!

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My Journey’s Just Begun…. Don't think of me as gone away, my journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is but one. Just think of me as resting from the sorrows and the tears. Just think of me in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think of how I must be wishing that you could know today how nothing but your sadness can really go away. Think of me as living in the hearts of those I touched for nothing loved is ever lost and rest assure I know how much I was loved so much.

It is with profound sadness, but with complete conviction in the faithfulness of God Almighty that we announce the transition of Sister Adlean Charles Moses, affectionately known as “Sister”. Sister Moses was a member of the Jamestown Road Church of God under the leadership of Reverend Curtis Murph.

The following information was received from the family:

A public walk thru viewing will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2020, 2:00 – 6:00 pm in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home located at 821 N. Main Street, Sumter, South Carolina.

 

Celebration of Life Services will be held Monday, May 25, 2020, 11:00 AM at the Jamestown Road Church of God, 2671 Jamestown Road, Camden, South Carolina. Reverend Curtis Murph, Pastor, Eulogist. Burial will be in the Jamestown Road Church of God Cemetery. Services are exclusive for immediate family members (invitation only). Service will be streamed live at Jamestown Road Church of God

 

Please remember the Moses family in prayer during this difficult time.

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.   (2 Corinthians 5:1-4)

 

**IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC**  Our prayer is that everyone be mindful of the risk associated with the COVID 19 virus and adhere to all social distancing protocol.

 

Cards or acknowledgments can be sent to the care of Sister Juanita Martin, 204 Brahman Way, Fountain Inn, South Carolina 29644.

 

Respectfully,

 

Tomeka Addison

South Carolina State Secretary

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