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July 15, 2021

*Obituary for Eula Frierson*

Eula Mae Robinson Frierson, the thirteenth child of the late Mr. Lavette and Mrs. Lula Chapman Robinson, known to her family as “Peggy Ann” or “Peg Ann”, was born December 27, 1940 in Florence, South Carolina.

Peggy attended the Holmes Elementary School from the grades 1 through 6 under the leadership of James A. Miller Principal. At Holmes ES, she participated in the Annual May Day Festivities. From grades 7 – 9, she attended the Wilson Junior High School. Upon the completion of Junior High, she transferred to Wilson High School graduating in the Class of 1959 under the leadership of Dr. Gerard A. Anderson, Principal. She along with her niece, Maxine Brown, they were placed in the honor’s track throughout their high school days. In high school, Peggy was a member of the Wilson High School Marching Band under leadership of Mr. Sidney B. Young serving as a majorette.

As a child, Peggy attended and later joined the Trinity Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. James J. Abney. While at Trinity, she along with her sisters served on the Youth Usher Board. Also, she participated in other activities: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Junior Missionary Society, and Youth Choir.

Peggy made her transition on July 9, 2021 at St. Barnabas Hospital after a brief illness.

Peggy leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted daughter, Ms. Faye Fentress Frierson of the home; a nephew like a son, Mr. Wellington Wilder, Jr. of Washington, DC; a caring niece, Ms. Debra V. Robinson of Hillside, New Jersey; 1 brother-in-law, Mr. Emmett and his wife, Mrs. Regina Frierson of Atlanta, Georgia; 1 sisters-in –law, Mrs. Willie Mae Robinson of Baltimore, Maryland; other nieces, nephews; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Seven sisters: Mrs. Ola M. Wilder, Mrs. Beatrice Cowards, Mrs. Rebecca McClain, Mrs. Bettye Shorter, Mrs. Ann(Barbara Jean), Miss Evelyn Robinson & Mrs. Delores Gunter; five brothers: Lavette Robinson, Jr., Mr. Joseph Robinson, Mr. Edward G. Robinson and Mr. Jacob Robinson; two nieces, like sisters: Mrs. Maxine B. Jackson and Mrs. Thomasina B. Frierson all preceded her in death.Arrangements are entrusted to Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc. Memorials and Condolences may be mailed to Ideal Funeral Parlor, 106 E. Darlington Street, Florence, SC 29506 or you may visit to leave a message for the family.

*Obituary for Geraldine Waiters*

Ms. Geraldine Waiters the daughter of the late Allen Waiters and Hester Ethel Bailey Waiters was born October 15, 1933 in Florence, South Carolina. She answered the Master’s call to eternal rest on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

At an early age, Geraldine gave her life to Christ at Salem United Methodist Church located in Claussen Community. She was a lifelong faithful member of the Salem United Methodist Church, enjoyed singing on the choir, and attending Bible Study. In accordance with her gifts, Geraldine was an active member of the United Methodist Women, and an active member of the Usher Board, until her health declined.

Geraldine was educated in Florence County Public School System. After finishing her studies she spent her life dedicated to the care of her elderly mother. Geraldine enjoyed connecting with family and friends, cooking, and playing the piano.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Waiters and Hester Ethel Bailey Waiters; and four brothers, John (Margaret),Marion, Ernest and Osie Lee Waiters.

Geraldine’s precious memories will always be remembered by her family: her sister, Pearline Waiters Jordan of Florence, South Carolina, two sisters-in- law, Delores Waiters and Doris Waiters both of Hampton, Virginia; four nephews, Woodrow Waiters of Florence, South Carolina, Glenn (Lisa) Waiters, David Waiters, and Daniel (Julia) Waiters all of Hampton, Virginia; two nieces, Sherry Jordan of Greenville, South Carolina and Mona (Mark) Dozier of Hampton, Virginia; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, relatives, friends, and church family.

Please keep the family of Geraldine Waiters in your thoughts and prayers.

*Obituary for Rosa Lee Smith McRae*

Sunrise: October 2, 1946

Sunset: July 6, 2021

We regretfully announce the passing of Rosa Lee Smith McRae of Bennettsville who passed away peacefully on July 6 after a short illness while being treated at the Medical University of South Carolina in Florence.

Graveside services were held Friday, July 9 at Berea Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please send donations, in her name, to either of the following organizations:

Smyrna United Methodist Women c/o Smyrna United Methodist Church

PO Box 56, Bennettsville, SC 29512


c/o MUSC Foundation

18 Bee Street, MSC 450

Charleston, SC 29425

Lupus Foundation of South Carolina

PO Box 7511, Columbia, SC 29202.

*Obituary for Minnie “Eva” Ward*

Mrs. Minnie “Eva" Ward, daughter of the late Abraham and Margaret Rogers, was born on August 22, 1928 in Sumter County, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on June 14, 2021.

Minnie was married to the late Robinson “Dee" Ward, Sr. This union was blessed with nine children and one foster son. Minnie was a faithful member of St. John United Methodist Church where she attended until her health failed.

Minnie was employed with Holiday Inn of Turbeville, South Carolina for a few years, then later she devoted her time to being a nurturing mother, she was “Grandma" to more than 150 foster children that she cared for. In addition to being a foster mother she was also known as “Ma" to the Morant children.

Minnie leaves to cherish her precious memories: her children Margaret and Viola of the home, George(Francis), Nelson (Willie Louise), Ernest (Anna) of Columbia, South Carolina, Johnnie (Veronica) of Swansea, South Carolina, Dianne (Melvin) Richard, and Edith (Morris) Glover of Sumter, South Carolina; one brother, Philip (Pearlene) Rogers of Lynchburg, South Carolina; one sister, Marie (Albert) Fulton of Miami, Florida; Ian (Dana) White of Timmonsville, South Carolina; a daughter-in-law Vivian; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.