James E. Rice, 75, of Florence, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2020 after a lengthy illness.Mr. Rice was born in Lumberton, NC on August 16, 1944 to the late Elmer Durham Rice and Dorothy Louise Humphrey Rice Oliver. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS degree in Marketing and Advertising. Jim worked for Eastern Airlines in Miami, FL, Carolina Power and Light in Raleigh, NC and retired from the State of North Carolina as a marketing manager in 2003 also in Raleigh. Formerly of Clayton, NC, he and his wife, Janice, moved to Florence in 2007. He was a member of the National Association of Purchasing Agents.He was preceded in death by his father; mother; step-father, Braddy O'Neal Oliver; brother, Marion Earl Rice.Surviving are his wife, Janice Baxley Rice; son, James E. (Cecilia Gil) Rice, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Sofia Rice of Atlanta, GA; sisters, Annette (Stan) Leggett of Norwood, NC and Taryn (Johnny) Williams of Raleigh, NC; and also Zachary Heath of Zebulon, NC.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leadership Ministries Worldwide, 1928 Central Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37408 or online at https://lmw.org/give/.Special appreciation would like to be extended by the family to the Heritage Home staff for the excellent care given to Mr. Rice.Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, June 29, 2020 at Florence Memorial Gardens. Covid-19 protocol will be observed.Please send messages to the family at the obit section of www.stoudenmiredowling.com.
Shelby Jean Morris, 79, wife of the late Bertie Lee Morris, died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.Mrs. Morris was born on January 23, 1941 in Florence County, daughter of the late Morris Leroy Wise and Sadie Ray Hayes Wise. She was a member of Camp Branch Pentecostal Holiness Church and retired from Florence County School District 3. Surviving are her children, Chad Lee (Deanne) Morris and Tonya (Mark) Moseley; grandchildren, Kristen Leigh (Frank) Robinson, Chad Lee (Kaitlyn Bell) Morris II, Madelyn Faith Morris, Harley Lee Moseley and Joshua Mark Moseley; great grandchildren, Kendrick, Leon, Mae Jean and Royal Robinson and Laini Morris; siblings, Ann McKnight and M.L. (Margaret Evans) Wise. Graveside service will be 11:30 AM, Monday, June 29, 2020 at Lake City Memorial Park.The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Carolina Funeral Home.Due to Covid 19, please use good judgement and social distancing during visitation and service.(Please sign our guest book online @ www.carolinafuneralhome.net ).
A Celebration of Life for Reverend Dr. Ira Timmons, Jr. will be conducted 9:00 AM, Monday, June 29, 2020 at Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc. with interment to follow in Florence National Cemetery. He died on Monday, June 22nd at his residence after an illness.Ira was born on July 22, 1933 in Pamplico, SC to Ira Sr. and Carrie Hugee Timmons. He was educated in the Florence County Public Schools. After high school, Ira enlisted in the United States Army in 1954. He served his country during the Korean Conflict, obtaining the rank of Corporal. While in the Army he served as an electronics and radio operator. Corporal Timmons served until 1956 when he was honorably discharged.In 1977, Rev. Timmons began his first pastorate at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hartsville, SC. After Pastoral services at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Timmons founded and established the New Testament Missionary Baptist Church in 1993 and served as Pastor until his demise. Rev. Timmons pastored for a total of 43 years of continuous service. He also served as Moderator for Pee Dee Baptist Association #2, and he was a member of District 13 South Carolina Grand United Order of Oddfellows of America for over 30 years. He was the past District Grand Master.Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Naomi Robinson Timmons; one daughter, Omijean Timmons (Jerry) Sanders; one grandson, Dashawn Timmons; one brother, Legette (Juralene) Timmons; one sister-in-law, Inez Robinson Munnerlyn; one brother-in-law, Bert, Jr. (Wilma) Robinson; three nieces; two nephews; and host of other relatives and friends.Viewing will be from 9 am-12 pm today at Ideal Funeral Parlor, Inc. and later from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at Hines Funeral Home, Hartsville. Due to the health risks involved with COVID-19, the Timmons Family is not receiving visitors at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ideal Funeral Parlor, C/O The Timmons Family, 106 E. Darlington Street, Florence, SC 29506 or visit www.idealfuneral.com to leave a message for the family.
Ansley Brown Hurst, 49, of Marion, South Carolina (formerly of Rock Hill, SC), entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 19, 2020, after complications from cancer surgery. A memorial service will be announced at a later date due to the COVID-19 virus. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.Ansley is survived by her husband, L. Russell Hurst of Marion, S.C.; parents, Gayle and Eddie Brown of the Isle of Palms (formerly of Rock Hill, SC); and step-son, Russell K. Hurst of Florence, S.C.Ansley was born on July 18, 1970, in Orangeburg, S.C., daughter of Robert Eddie and Gayle Austin Brown. She graduated from Northwestern High School in 1988 and later received two degrees from York Technical College. Ansley worked in various capacities in Rock Hill including several positions with the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. In 2013 she met the love of her life and married Russell later that year. While her time with Russell was short, these were the happiest and most fulfilling years of her life. Their relationship was something truly special and one that very few people will ever experience. Ansley loved all the animals she had on her farm in Marion; her friends; traveling; and most importantly her Lord. She was one of the sweetest, most caring, lovable people you could ever know. Memorials may be made in Ansley Hurst name to: Ebenezer Souther Methodist Church, Attn: Rev. Phillip Fulmer, 1048 Dudley Road, Marion, SC 29571.A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.