CHERAW — Malcolm Lee Covington, 89, died Monday, January 7, 2013. Born in Tatum, SC, he was a son of the late Charles Glen and Lottie Lee Dorsey Covington.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bennettsville. Mr. Covington was a World War II US Navy Veteran. He was a skilled baseball player and helped the Bennettsville High School baseball team, as Captain, win the 1942 State Championship. He was a player in the Carolina (Industrial) Baseball League. He worked for many years with Delta Mills and retired from FCX.
Surviving are his wife Connie M. Douglas Covington of Cheraw, S.C., daughters, Pamela (Pete) Baker of Cheraw, Jan (Dougie) Rogers of Lexington, N.C., a sister, Netta Sills of Camden, S.C., grandchildren, Anna Baker Watson, Allison Rogers Nettleton, Todd Douglas Rogers, Rebecca Caroline Baker, and great-grandchildren William Ingold, McKenzie Ingold, Emily Kate Nettleton and Luke Wesley Nettleton.
The family will receive friends 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the funeral home chapel following the visitation. Internment will be 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in McCall Cemetery, Bennettsville.
Memorials to United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina, 1101 Harbor Drive, West Columbia, S.C. 29169.
BENNETTSVILLE — Joel Manship Miller, 80, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Morrison Manor in Laurinburg, N.C.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2013 at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home. Burial will follow at McCall Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 12 at Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home.
Born January 15, 1932 in Charleston, S.C., he was a son of the late James Phillip and Veeta Runkles Miller. Mr. Miller served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a retired clerk with the United States Postal Service, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bennettsville. He enjoyed collecting guns, hunting, fishing and reading. He loved to watch football and baseball, and was an avid Atlanta Braves and Washington Redskins fan.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Childress Miller of the home; son, Jim Miller and wife, Mary Ellen, of Clio; daughter, Mary Suites of Bennettsville; sister, Sally Patterson of Pawley's Island; daughter-in-law, Pam Miller of Columbia; grandchildren, Dawn Murphy, Deana Lee, Adam Lee, Dylan Suites and Elexsus Karn; great-grandchildren, Noah Murphy, Brandon Murphy, Dustin Steen, Savannah Steen, Madison Lee, Hannah Lee and Taylor Lee; two nieces; one nephew; and his dog, Dolly.
Memorials may be made to the Marlboro Rescue Squad, 226 Ballpark Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512; or to the Marlboro County Humane Society, P.O. Box 135, Bennettsville, SC 29512.
Burroughs-Cooper-Kiser Funeral Home is assisting the Miller family.
BENNETTSVILLE — Edna Earle O’Tuel Usher Locke, 94, entered The Church Triumphant on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Born in Marlboro County, she was a daughter of the late E.M. Sr. and Ollie Odom O’Tuel.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Administrative Board. She was the owner and manager of Edna’s Gift Shop for several years. She enjoyed playing bridge and golf as long as her health permitted; her greatest joy and love was her family.
She was twice married, first to the late Shelton Usher and then to the late R. Glenn Locke.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Myers Jones (Ike) of Greensboro, N.C.; a step-son, Craig Locke, of East Aurora, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kathryn Gentry McIlvain, Shel Myers, Grady Hart and Greg Hart; three step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughters, Patricia Usher Hart, Martha Usher Lewis, and an infant daughter; a brother, E.M. O’Tuel, Jr.; a granddaughter, Jenny Myers; and a son-in-law, Joe E. Myers.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.
Whitner-Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LAURINBURG, N.C. — Alice Haines Nobles, 94, widow of J. Ray Nobles and formerly of Newberry and Bennettsville, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Scotia Village Nursing Facility. She was born on May 29, 1918 in Cabarrus County, NC, the daughter of the late Joseph B. and Mary Belle Eudy Haines.
After graduating from the Women's College of North Carolina, Mrs. Nobles taught in the local schools. After marriage she moved to Newberry where she taught Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at both the high school and junior high school. Mrs. Nobles was a member of Central United Methodist Church and Circle 4 of the United Methodist Women. She was active in the Calvin Crozier Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Association of University Women. She regularly attended First United Methodist Church, Bennettsville, during her years in Bennettsville.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. John and Penny Nobles of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren, Caitlin (John) Horne and Erin Nobles all of Charlotte, and Phillip Nobles of Bennettsville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, February 1, 2013 at Central United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tresco Shannon. Interment will follow at Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:30 on Thursday at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry. Pallbearers will be Jamie Henderson, Tommy Henderson, Hayne Folk, David Folk, Wayne Folk, John Folk, Chase Folk, Ren Henderson, and Marvin Bost.
Memorials are suggested to Central United Methodist Church, Stained Glass Restoration Fund, PO Box 67, Newberry SC 29108. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com. Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.