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November 18, 2021

*Obituary for Frederick Lamar Childers*

Frederick Lamar Childers, 50, husband of Rose Marie Brockington Childers, died Thursday, November 11, 2021 at his residence, 9 Hope Harbor Dr., Apt. B-5, Greeleyville, SC. He was born January 5, 1971 in Greeleyville, SC. A son of John Childers, Sr. and Acie Bright Childers.

Funeral services for Mr. Childers were held Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Hayes F. Samuels Sr., Memorial Chapel, 114 North Church Manning, SC Bishop Clemont Grant officiating, Rev. JP Edward, Rev Tyrone York and Rev. VaTrilla Collins assisting. Burial followed in Keels Cemetery, Greeleyville, SC

*Obituary for Charles Walker*

Charles Ray Walker was born in Effingham, SC to Leon and Lucretia Simon Walker. He departed this earthly life on Wednesday, November 10th at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Charles moved to Queens, NY as a young man to work and start a family. He married his first wife; Delores Wilson and through this union was blessed with three children, Sharon, Glenn, and Teresa.

Charles worked at Merchant Glass for twenty-five years in Lynbrook, NY, and was a member of Local Union 206. After retiring, Charles moved back to his hometown Effingham, SC where he built his own home, brick by brick.

Charles loved the Lord and was an active member of Savannah Grove Baptist Church for many years. This is where he met and married his second wife, Bertie Lee Eckles. This union God blessed Charles with three additional children, Garfield Eckles, Karen Lee, and Edward Black. Prior to meeting Bertie, Charles lovingly helped raise Tyrone and January Johnson as his own.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin sister, Annie Ruth Walker; brother, Cephas Walker; sister, Beatrice Walker; and stepmother, Deotha Walker.

Left to cherish precious memories are three daughters, Sharon Renee Walker of Florence, SC; Teresa Burnadette Walker of Jamaica, NY; and Karen Lee of Fayette County, GA; three sons, Glenn (Annie) Walker of Florence, SC; Garfield Eckles of Effingham, SC; and Edward Black of Wilmington, DE; one brother, Leon (Ivey) Walker Jr.; two sisters, Oglaska (Stephen) Robinson of Hephzibah, GA; and Charlotte (Donald) James of Florence, SC; two stepchildren, Tyrone and January Johnson, both of Jamaica, NY; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a special cousin and friend Marion Walker and a host of other relatives and friends.

Special thanks to Savannah Grove Baptist Church, McLeod Regional Medical Center, and to everyone who has extended themselves to our beloved family member. On behalf of our family, we thank you sincerely for your love and generosity towards Charles Ray Walker.

Arrangements was entrusted to Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc

Memorial 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 Sarah Slater*

Mrs. Sarah Alice Slater was born on May 2, 1943 in Darlington, South Carolina to the late Donella Alford-Baker and Leroy Baker, Sr. On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, she departed this life surrounded by loving family members and went to be home with the Lord after a brief illness.

Sarah completed her education in the Darlington and Baltimore Public School Systems. While living in Baltimore and lovingly raising her family, she worked full-time. Sarah initially worked in Food Service but spent the majority of her life tirelessly working as a Custodian for the Baltimore City Public School System where she won various awards for her outstanding work ethic.

Upon retiring in the early 2000s, she moved back to Darlington, South Carolina where she lived out the rest of her days. She joined Bethel African Methodist Church in Darlington, South Carolina and was a faithful supportive member until her health declined.

In addition to her parents, Sarah was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Murry Slater, Jr.; her third son, Marty Slater; two grandsons; and by seven of her sixteen siblings.

She leaves to cherish her memories: four sons, Benny Slater of Darlington, South Carolina, Willie (Linda) Slater of Baltimore, Maryland, Anthony Slater of Darlington, South Carolina and Murry Slater of Baltimore, Maryland; one precious, loving, and devoted daughter, Jacqueline (Milton) Hynson of Florence, South Carolina; six granddaughters; four great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family members.

Please keep the family of Sarah A. Slater in your thoughts and prayers.

*Obituary for Theodore Ham III*

Mr. Theodore “Bubba” Ham, III was born in Darlington County, South Carolina, November 9, 1943 to the late Theodore Ham, Jr. and Eva Hamlin Ham. He departed this life on November 9, 2021 at McLeod Hospice in Florence, South Carolina.

Theodore attended the Darlington County Public Schools. He was employed with Florence School District One until he retired.

Theodore was joined in marital bliss to Vandrow, and this union was blessed with five children.

Theodore was a member of Center Baptist Church located in Darlington County and later attended Family Worship Center in Florence, South Carolina.

Theodore was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Ham, Jr. and Eva Hamlin Ham; and three brothers, Eugene, Leroy, and McIvory.

He leaves to cherish hi precious memories: his wife of 43 years, Vandrow Ham of the home; two daughters, Penny (Douglas) Reid of Atlanta, Georgia and Finta Ham of Florence, South Carolina; three sons, Jimmy Ham of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Timothy (Vonita) Ham of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Craig (Brenda) Addison of Florence, South Carolina; ten grandchildren: five great grandchildren; along with two sisters, Bernetha Ham Bess of Darlington, South Carolina and Judy (James) Jefferies of Darlington, South Carolina; four brothers, Louie Ham of Darlington, South Carolina, Charles (Toni) Ham of Tucson, Arizona, Odell Ham of Florence, South Carolinas, and Willie Lee (Rudene) Ham of Timmonsville, South Carolina; with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Please keep the family of Theodore Ham in your thoughts and prayers.

*Obituary for Tyshekia Monique Hunter*

Miss Tyshekia “Ty” Monique Hunter was born October 1, 1980 a daughter of Gloria Jean Hunter and the late Freddie Lee Pooler. She departed from her Earthly home Sunday, November 7, 2021 at her residence.

She received her formal education in the Darlington County Public School System graduating from Darlington High School, Class of 1998.

“Ty”, as she was affectionately called, was a loving mother, daughter, sister, cousin and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her dearly.

Those left to cherish her precious memories are: her mother, Gloria Jean Hunter of Darlington, SC; her son, Da’quan Tyrone Martin of the home; her brothers, Darnell (Christal) Hunter of Bishopville, SC and Sinatra Hunter of Darlington, SC; her aunts: Ernestine Russell, Ethel Ross, Freddie Mae (Johnny) Samuel, Loisteen (Edward) Harrison; her uncles: Priestly Hunter of Florence, SC, Clarence Hunter, Carnell (Andrena) Pooler and Leon (B.J.) Pooler all of Darlington, SC; one great uncle, Ralph Foster of Darlington, SC; special niece, Aquasha Hunter; her special parents and their children: Edward and Elaine Damon of Darlington, SC; Carrie Brown, Tasha Mills (Jimmy) Johnson both of Darlington, SC; two nieces; three great nephews; her special cousins: Angela Pooler and Darrell (Saundra) Hunter, Flone Benson all of Darlington, SC; her special friends: Angela Goodson (Quan’s god-mother), Lakisha Goodson, Lakendra Brown, Veronica Goodson, Jamie Goodson, Shavon Lisbon, Antronette McFarland, Jinekia Samuel, Aqua McDaniel, Angie McNeal, Tameka Washington, Shanita Alston and Yasha Dundy; a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by: her maternal grandparents: Priestly and Margaret F. Hunter; her paternal grandparents: Timmons and Gussie Pooler; aunts: Donna Faye Hunter, Margaret Ann Hunter and Ernestine Pooler; uncles: Laverne Pooler, Bobby Gene Pooler and Levell Pooler.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the residence of her mother, 207 Brunson Street, Darlington.

Please keep relatives and friends of Ms. Tyshekia Monique Hunter in your thoughts and prayers.

*Obituary for Cassandra Evette Roberson-Caldwell*

Ms. Cassandra Evette Roberson-Caldwell was born April 13. 1972 in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Barbara McCrea and the late Willie Roberson. She departed this life to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 7, 2021 after an illness.

She was educated in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She completed her education at Hampton University, receiving a bachelor’s degree. She received further education at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina and the University of California, San Diego, California. She was employed by Genentech Incorporated as a Training Manager.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Nathaniel McCrea and a brother, Terry M. Williams.

Those left to cherish fond memories are her two children, Leah Caldwell of Las Vegas, Nevada and Saunyan Caldwell of Columbia, South Carolina; mother, Barbara McCrea of Columbia, South Carolina; two caring uncles, Herbert L. (Vickie) Williams of Columbia, South Carolina, and Harold B. (Maria) Williams of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one grandson and two granddaughters and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives and dear friends all of whom join the family in sharing the grief caused by her departure, but rejoice that she is now resting with the Lord.

Though her physical presence is no more, her memory will live on in the hearts and lives of all who loved and knew her.