Obituaries

Joyce Kathleen Norton DeLoach, 84, widow of John Edwards DeLoach, passed peacefully into her eternal heavenly home on Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2017. She was born on February 26, 1933, in her Estill childhood home, which her mother described as “A very cold day.” She was the middle child of Carl & Kathleen Norton and sister to Carl M. Norton, Jr., June N. Chavers, Daniel G. Norton, and Judith N. Rivers.

Following her graduation from Estill High School as Salutatorian in her class of 1950, she then graduated in three years from Winthrop College with a degree in Elementary Childhood Education. Later, on Aug. 5, she married her high school sweetheart, and the love of her life. Just weeks before her passing, she was reminding her family that she loved her husband so! Joyce and “Sonny” were married for 48 years and were blessed with two daughters: Sharon D. Mathis (Terry) and Julie D. Peeples (Van, III).

She taught elementary school (Fourth Grade) for 41 years in the Hampton and Fairfax School systems, and Patrick Henry Academy. Over the course of her teaching career, she touched the lives of many children who knew her as “Mrs. DeLoach”.

After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends and eating at “Coconut’s”.  She especially enjoyed driving two of her grandchildren to and from Patrick Henry Academy every day until they could drive themselves.

She was a faithful servant of her Lord. Her church service included teaching Sunday School classes for children and adult ladies. She taught Sunday School at Hampton First Baptist for years and then at Lawtonville, including a class named after her mother, Kathleen H. Norton. She sang in the church choirs and was a member of several missionary groups during her lifetime. She was a living testimony of how a Godly woman should conduct herself. She adored her four grandchildren: Melissa, Jason, Jesse and Joye, as well as her great-grandsons: Luke and Lawson.  She loved her family with all her heart and will be missed beyond words by everyone who loved her. She is now a resident of her eternal home and is in the company of the loved ones who left before her…Most of all, she is with Jesus FOREVER!

Funeral services were held Friday, Jul. 7, 2017, in the Lawtonville Baptist Church with burial in the Hopewell Cemetery, under the direction of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home of Hampton.

The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to: Lawtonville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1056, Estill, SC 29918 or to Patrick Henry Academy, 8766 Savannah Highway, Estill, SC 29918.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com

 

Mr. Harvey C. Boss, 75, of 225 Gooding Street died Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017.  Born Dec. 16, 1941, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Phillip Holland and Laura Rose (Mason) Boss of Rockville, Maryland.   

Mr. Boss moved to Varnville, South Carolina from Kensington, Maryland in 1976 and resided here until his death. 

Mr. Harvey Boss retired from Clariant of Martin, South Carolina and continued to work in his lifelong trade as an electrician in the surrounding areas for many years. He worked in maintenance at Precision Machined Components, Inc. of Brunson, South Carolina. He was a 50 year member of Wheaton Lodge #228, Wheaton, Maryland, Life Member of Evergreen Lodge #153, Hampton, South Carolina, Lillie Chapter #27, OES, Hampton, South Carolina, and other local area Masonic Lodges. 

He loved his family, community, fishing, and hunting. 

He was an integral part in the early workings and formation of the Hampton County Volunteer Rescue Squad, a volunteer system of emergency medical services in Hampton County, South Carolina. He was a member of Rice Patch Christian Church, Islandton, South Carolina. 

Mr. Harvey Boss is survived by his wife of fifty-one (51) years, Mrs. Sharon M. Boss of the home; His little “Sweet Pea”, Beverly Isabella, of the home; A son, Mr. Robert M. (Sharon Garcia) Watson of Plantation, Florida; A daughter, Kerry A. (Jeff) Martin of Fairfax, South Carolina; Seven grandchildren: David (Jessica) Morales, Alex Morales, and Victoria Allahar, all of Florida, Joshua Steven (Abby) Long of California, Toni Long of Texas, Tylor and Dylan Martin both of Brunson, South Carolina; Six great grandchildren: Bradyn and Scarlett Morales, Sean Ellison, Olivia Jones, Noelle and Nolan Long;  A Sister, Diana L. (Bob) Dodd of Silver Spring, Maryland; Niece, Karen (Doug) Lee; And nephews, Jeffrey (Beth) Dodd and Quinn; Several special lifelong friends.

Visitation:

225 Gooding Street

Varnville, South Carolina 29944

Memorial Service:

Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017

5:00 Post Meridian

First Baptist Church

165 Palmetto Avenue

Varnville, South Carolina 29944

Pastor Tommy Kelly, Officiating

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Hospice Care of South Carolina, 761 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy., Fairfax, SC 29827

Funeral Arrangements By:

Washington’s Funeral Home

405 Elm Street West

Hampton, SC 29924

washingtonsfuneralhome.com