Obituaries

Estill, S.C. - Pastor Julia Mae Robinson, 64. Death summoned our loved one late in the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2017, at her residence in Estill, S.C.

Pastor Julie Mae Robinson, daughter of the late Willie Robinson and Idella Robinson was born, Sept. 9, 1953, in Allendale County, S.C. She began her Christian Journey early in life by attending Ebenezer Holy Church along with her late mother and family.
Pastor Robinson attended Estill High School and was a graduate of the class of 1971. She furthered her education at Beaufort School of Nursing, Beaufort, S.C., receiving her bachelor's degree in nursing. After becoming a faithful nurse, later she was appointed Pastor serving with her mother at New Sweet Rock Refuge Center, Estill, S.C.
She will be greeted at the Gates of Heaven by her parents Mr. Willie Robinson and Mrs. Idella Robinson, and her loving sister, Hattie Williams.
Thanking God for his affectionate grace and mercy during this hour of sadness are her devoted sisters: Dorothy Meyes, Geneva James, Viola Hankerson, Della C. Mincey, and Delorice Robinson; one brother; Eugene Robinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and sympathizing friends.
We rejoice and thank God for the life Pastor Robinson lived among us, and for taking her to the land of Glory, as he has promised all the faithful.

Services for Pastor Julie Mae Robinson were held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Sweet Rock Refuge Center, Estill, S.C., with Evangelist Janie Mae Youmans, Eulogist, and Bishop John Bowers, presiding.

Funeral Arrangements By:

M.F. Riley’s Funeral Home

1214 Hampton Ave. S.

Fairfax, S.C. 29827

www.mfrileysfuneralhome.com

 

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Mr. Howard Dixson, 79, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Gifford, S.C., was called home to be with our Lord Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. He passed away in New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Our loved one has been taken, but God has gained another angel. Peace comes to us knowing that he is not suffering with pain, and hopelessness.
Mr. Howard Dixson greeted life on August 15, 1938 in Fairfax, S.C., to the late William Dixson and Dollie Mae Williams. At an early age, he joined Long Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Gifford, S.C. where he served faithfully until moving to New York, where he continued his worship and service with Bright Light Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York. "He will swallow up death in victory, and the Lord God will wipe away tears off all faces."

Mr. Howard enjoyed watching TV during his spare time. He was an advocate of sports and the biggest of biggest Jets Fan. He retired from Long Island Carpet, Inc. after 30 years of service.
Mr. Howard was united in Holy Matrimony to the love of his life Hattie Dixson, of 47 years. To this union two children were born. One son preceded him in death, Derrick Lamont Dixson, in 1995.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Jeanette Wesley.
Mourning his loss, yet rejoicing in his purposeful life are his survivors: His Loving Wife of 47 years, Mrs. Hattie Dixson; one son, William Dixson III; one granddaughter, Willow Dixson, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; One godson, Reverend Jermaine Henderson, Fairfax, S.C.; One sister, Willie Mae Dixson, Fairfax, S.C., one brother, Henry Dixson, Kansas City, M.O.; Three sisters-in-law: Edith Wright, Gifford, S.C., Sallie Dixson, Kansas City, M.O., and Lillie Thompson, Gifford, S.C.; Two brothers-in-law: James Wesley, N.J. and Sylvester Thompson, Gifford, S.C.; Seven nieces: Mary Hankerson, Brooklyn, N.Y., Theresa Porter, Lexington, S.C., Monica Wright, East Orange, N.J., Sherry Orr (Kelvin), Hampton, S.C., Chantay Myers, Fairfax, S.C., Cynthia Dixson, and Karen (James) Perkins, Kansas, M.O.; Three nephews: Kenny Myers, Fairfax, S.C., Jasper Hankerson, Monroe, N.C. and Michael Dixson, Kansas City, M.O.; along with a host of devoted cousins and friends.

Services were held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at St. Peter A.M.E. Church, Gifford, S.C.

Funeral Arrangements By:

M.F. Riley’s Funeral Home

1214 Hampton Ave. S.

Fairfax, S.C. 29827

www.mfrileysfuneralhome.com

 

Nixville, S.C. - Mother Bertie Mae Newton, 84, of 300 Chocolate City Road, Nixville, S.C., on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, gained her Golden Crown from earth to eternity in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family as she took flight to be with the Lord. The future is not ours to know, and it may never be, so let us live and give our best, never anticipating or doubting the power of our Savior; asking nothing of tomorrow except-THY WILL BE DONE."
Mother Bertie Mae Newton was born in Hampton County, S.C., Oct. 17, 1933, to the late William Newton and Patience Duncan. She was an active member of Efferson Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully until her demise.
Mother Bertie Mae was full of love, and laughter. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, vegetable garden, fishing, shopping, riding her bicycle, and walking up and down Chocolate City Road. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and attending church.
Mother Bertie Mae was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Franklin Ruth Sr. This union was blessed with nine children. One son preceded them in death.
As she enters the pearly gates, she is greeted by: her parents, husband, one son, Willie James Ruth, siblings, Julia Mae O'Banner, Ella Bell Moore, Lena Bryson, Rose Ella Green, Grena Evans, Arthur Lee, Herman O'Banner and Eddie Jiles, along with three grandchildren.
Cherishing her love and fond memories are: six sons: Johnny (Patricia) Ruth, Franklin Ruth Jr., Deacon Carl Ruth, all of Nixville, S.C., Leroy (Tara) Ruth, Walterboro, S.C., Michael (Sophia) Ruth, Hilton Head, S.C., Clarence (Shay) Ruth, Ocala, F.L.; Two daughters: Mary (Leon) Driessen, Hilton Head, S.C., Pastor Marshell (Leanthony) Smith, Hampton, S.C.; Three step-daughters: Francina Hopkins, Lexington, S.C., Penny (Ben) Holmes, Patricia Comier, both of Hampton, S.C.; Four sisters: Patricia Chamber, Ethel Bell Doctor, both of Greenville, S.C., Margaret Newton, Washington, DC, Lizer Thompson, Cummings, S.C.; Two brothers: Ricky and Billy Ferguson both of Greenville, S.C.; one brother in law, Jack Ruth, Varnville, S.C. (48) grandchildren, (73) great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, six aunts: Mary Ann Johnson, Evelyn Johnson both of Luray, S.C., Cora Lee Jones, Rebecca Johnson both of Savannah, G.A., Cora Swinton, Walterboro, S.C. and Julius (Nathaniel) Overstreet, N.Y.; one uncle, Starr Johnson, Savannah, G.A.; two special friends: Connie Wooten, Nixville, S.C., and Claudie Mae Greene, Cummings, S.C., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted friends.

The Home Going Service was held 1:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Efferson Missionary Baptist Church, 5146 Browning Gate Road, Estill, S.C., Reverend Dr. Hallie Capers, Pastor and Eulogist and Elder Patricia Brantley presiding.

Interment will take place in the Cypress Creek Cemetery, Pineland, S.C.

Funeral Arrangements By:

M.F. Riley’s Funeral Home

1214 Hampton Ave. S.

Fairfax, S.C. 29827

www.mfrileysfuneralhome.com

 

Charleston, S.C. - Jenny Lynn McKenzie Thomas, 76, of Charleston, SC, passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Born on Sept. 7, 1941 in Bamberg, S.C., she was a daughter to the late James and Inez Priester McKenzie. Jenny was a Life Member of the American Legion Post 147, the VFW Post 445 and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church in Ehrhardt, S.C. Jenny was a graduate of Ehrhardt High School and Columbia Cosmetology School. She retired after many years of service with the S.C. Commission for the Blind. Jenny will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include: her husband, Curtis Leslie Thomas of Charleston, S.C. and her daughter, Lynn Jamison of Walterboro, S.C.; her grandson, Christopher, and son-in-law, Todd; a brother, J.M. McKenzie of Lexington, S.C.; her sisters, Jackie Hiers and Barbra Ann Hiers, both of Ehrhardt, S.C. and Montye Jean DuBose of Charleston, S.C. and Louise Caldwell of Columbia, S.C.; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at Noon on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, James Island Chapel. The family received friends prior to the service, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, James Island Chapel.

Burial followed at Adnah United Methodist Church, Islandton, S.C.
Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the S.C. Commission For the Blind or American Legion Post 147.

Funeral Arrangements By:

McAlister-Smith Funeral Home

James Island Chapel

347 Folly Road

Charleston, S.C.

www.mcalister-smith.com

 

Estill, S.C. - Mr. James Coleman “Sonny” Jarrell of Furman Nixville Parkway near Estill, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 15, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Jarrell was born July 24, 1934, in Hampton County, son of John Thomas Jarrell, Sr. and Lillian Woods Jarrell. He was the former owner and operator of the Nixville Country Store for many years and was also a mechanic and operated a used car dealership. He was an Army Veteran and loved to hunt, fish and gardening. He was a member of the Nixville Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving are: Daughter, Charlene J. Ashworth of Estill; Brothers: Bobby Dean Jarrell, Sr. and Tommy Jarrell, both of Estill; Sisters: Virgie Plummer of Estill, Sadie Moran of Jacksonville, F.L., Katie Jarrell and Betty Mae Howard, both of Savannah; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Jarrell was predeceased by: Brothers: Edward Jarrell, Lee Jarrell, Sr. and John Thomas Jarrell, Jr.; and Sister, Lillie Rose Jarrell.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home located at 300 Mulberry Street West in Hampton.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in the Nixville Church of God of Prophecy, conducted by Rev. Michael Frederickson and Rev. Nancy Gill with burial in the Church Cemetery.

Funeral Arrangements By:

Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home

300 Mulberry St. W.

Hampton, S.C. 29924

www.peeples-rhodenfuneralhome.com