Pee Dee Homegoing Services This Week...
Obituary for Andrew “Butterfly” Singleton
“There’s a very special place within each heart …. When those who mean the most to us live on when memories start.”
On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in the wee hours of the morning, the heavenly gates opened and the Lord called Andrew “Butterfly” home. He lovingly released “Butterfly” as he was so called from the constraints of his earthly body and he quietly slipped away from us. The love of our Lord gave him comfort and peace until it was time for him to meet his heavenly father then the angels carried his spirits into his presence. There Butterfly met his blessed Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ face to face and joined his dearly beloved mother, Mrs. Annie Ruth Heneghan; his father Mr. James “Jimbo” Singleton, his brother, Mr. James Singleton, Jr., his sisters, Mrs. Lula Mae Timmons (Willie) Brooks, Mrs. Rosa S. McAllister (Jefro) Singletary and Mrs. Annie Ruth (Steve) Bacote.
Andrew “Butterfly” was the son of the late Mr. James “Jimbo” Singleton and the late Annie Ruth Heneghan. He was born on October 24, 1955, in Johnsonville, South Carolina.
Andrew “Butterfly was a 1975 graduate of South Florence High School. He was employed by Daniel Constructions for many years and Pat’s Superette.
On October 24, 1987, he was joined in Holy Matrimony to Ms. Linda Rouse. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Andrew “Butterfly” was a sweet-spirited person who left a lasting impression on those who adored him. Butterfly loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and family, while in return, he was admired, respected, and clearly loved by his family and friends.
Andrew “Butterfly” will truly be missed. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Those left with many memories are his wife Mrs. Linda Singleton, children: Ms. Andrea Singleton and Mr. Andrew Singleton of Florence, SC, his grandson Amauri Singleton, Florence, SC. One brother Mr. Willie (Janice) Timmons, Florence, SC; four sisters Mrs. Ruby Dell (Nathaniel) Hanna, Lake City, SC, Ms. Bennie J. Cooks, Florence, SC, Ms. Jette R. Timmons, Englewood, NJ, and Mrs. Starlean (Randy) Thompson, Effingham, SC; Three Brothers-in-law; Mr. Willie Rouse, Mr. Larry Rouse and Mr. Jeffery Rouse, Florence, SC; Five Aunts Mrs. Mervia (Jerome) Hanna, Ms. Naomi Lamb, and Ms. Vera Barnes, Coward. SC, Mrs. Justine Barnes, New York, NY and Ms. Verlean (Rodney) Holland, Bronx, NY and a special nephew and friends Mr. Bennie Timmons, Mr. Herbert Robinson, Mr. Michael Platter, and Mr. Israel (Carolyn) Durant and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
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 www.idealfuneral.com to leave a message for the family.
Obituary for Pauline McDuffie
Pauline Louise McDuffie, known to many and most as simply “Mama”, went home to Heaven on August 31, 2021. She lived on this earth 80 years. In those years, she filled our worlds with her flowers and love. She was a "Giver", who believed she could do anything she set her mind to with the support of God. Mama was a provider. As a child she knew what it meant to trust in God and love your family. She can be best remembered for her love of family and friends, but also for gardening, cooking, shopping it up at yard sales and the flea market, and relaxing on the front porch on hot summer evenings. Mama was the definition of the word glue. If you had something on your mind, she was there, and ready to listen. If you needed to know how to do something, she was there, and ready to show you how. If you needed a helping hand, she would give you the shirt off her back, and a plate of food if you were hungry. Because of her selflessness, people from all walks of life loved her. Through her life both now and always, we are all connected.
In life, Pauline loved helping others and spending time with family and friends. She married well. John McDuffie was as spirited as she. They were evenly matched in spirit and always enjoyed joking with each other in good fun. Their marriage stood the test of time and was full of life and love. John was her rock, and she was his sun, moon, and stars. The path they took in life was long and fertile. Pauline's prayer was to have a big family and a home bursting at the seams. God blessed them with their heart's desire. They raised their children and grandchildren with love and encouragement. She taught them about the importance of putting God first in life, the value of love, and the secrets to happiness.
Mama loved family get-togethers, shopping, and on occasion a game of spades. She liked going to the park and watching her grandkids play. When you talked with Mama, you knew she cared. Her compassion and empathy for others was unmatched. Mama may have left this world to reunite with her beloved husband John, and other family members in heaven, but our memories of her and the way she touched each of her family and friends, will forever be covered in beautiful, sweet smelling flowers.
Pauline, the daughter of the late Otis and Hattie McNeal Mullins was born on September 10, 1940 in Darlington, SC. She passed away on Tuesday August 31, 2021 in the home after giving all of her loved ones a lifetime of happy memories. Pauline attended and graduated from Mayo High School in Darlington, SC. In addition to Pauline’s parents, she was preceded in death by her late husband, siblings, numerous children, and grandchildren. She is also survived and remembered by her sister Catherine Mullins Wilds, numerous children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; cousins; other relatives and friends..
Please keep the family of Pauline Louise McDuffie in your thoughts and prayers.
Obituary for Mary Louise Strong
Mrs. Mary Louise (Sista) Hyman-Strong entered eternal rest on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 after a long illness. She was born March 29, 1935 in Florence County.
She was the daughter of Latson Hyman and Addie Roberson Hyman Spears, who preceded her in death.
Sista was educated in the Florence Public Schools. She worked as a seamstress at Junes Bridal and also as a housekeeper for many years, until she retired.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Merrell “Sonnyboy” Strong.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Lawrence “Willie” Hyman and William “Bill” Hyman; and other numerous brothers and sisters.
She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and a member of the Sensational Hyman Sisters Gospel Group. She was also a member of the Church Choir, BEO Club, Willing Workers, and a member of the Elizabeth Chapter OES #296.
Sista leaves to cherish her precious memories are a daughter, Valerie Strong-Gibson of the home; ; a special son-in-law, Bishop Kenneth Gibson; three grandchildren, Nicholas Gibson of the home, Candance Gibson-Davis, and Phillip Gibson; eight great grandchildren; four sisters, Addie Scott, Ollie Williams, Margaret Ashby of Connecticut, and Letha Greene; three brothers, Eugene Hyman (Gertrude) of Connecticut, James “Larry” Spears, and Robert “Bug” Hyman; a sister-in-law, Cora Hyman; a brother-in-law, Joseph Scott; a special cousin, Dorothy Mae Dubose; a special friend, Doretha Smith and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.
Please keep the family of Mrs. Louise Hyman Strong in your thoughts and prayers.
Obituary for Effie Mae Lyde
Effie Mae Lyde, daughter of the late Ella Mae Rivers and Effie Rivers, was born February 1, 1956, in Florence, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina.
Effie was educated in the public schools of Timmonsville, South Carolina. She was a graduate of Timmonsville High School class of 1974.
Effie accepted Christ as her personal savior and joined Bethlehem Baptist Church. During her lifetime she was employed with several different employers with Otis Elevator being the most current.
Effie was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Deja' Lyde.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: a special friend of twenty one years, Dwayne Burris; four children, Alfredo Lyde, Artenas Lyde, Alisha Lyde and Kelly Lyde all of Timmonsville, South Carolina; a granddaughter reared in the home as her own, Nyeisha Lyde; thirteen grandchildren, Kiara Reed Scott, Chasity Watson, Tayler Lyde and Tyler Lyde all of Florence, South Carolina, Rashiem Lyde, Maliya McDowell, Kelly Lyde, Jr., Quashawn Lyde, Ahmaj Lyde all of Timmonsville, South Carolina, Devon Forman of California, and Alfredo Lyde, Jr. of New York; four great grandchildren, Tony Scott, Jr., De'Lani Forman, Nassir Marlette, and Denver Forman; a special son-in-love, Kedrick James; daughter-in-law, Tiffany Jefferson; a bonus daughter, Laketa Wilson; grandson in love, Rasheen Mallette; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Obituary for James Clifton Fladger
Father James Clifton Fladger, 72, departed this life on Sunday, August 29, 2021, in Marion, SC. He was the father of Latasha Fladger of Florence, SC, and Timothy Fladger of Columbia, SC.
Funeral services for the late James Clifton Fladger are scheduled to be held Friday, September 3, 20201 at the Florence National Cemetery at 2 pm.
The family of Father James Clifton Fladger in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state, and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Fladger family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
Obituary for Edward “Pap” Williams, Jr.
Brother Edward "Pap" Williams, Jr., 62, departed this life on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in Columbia, SC.
Bro. Edward Williams, Jr. was the father of Mr. Carlos Johnson of Mullins, SC, and the brother of Ms. Eartha Williams Davis of Marion, SC.
Bro. Edward Williams family will receive visitors at 121 Marshall Street, Marion, SC 29571.
Graveside services for Bro. Edward Williams Jr. will be held at the Williams Cemetery in Gresham, SC on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 2 pm.
In consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state, and local community, the family of Bro. Edward Williams, Jr. has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Williams family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
Please support The Community Times by subscribing today!