Howard Crosland, Sr.
October 25, 2020 by convergesc
In love and infinite wisdom, our Heavenly Father has released from all suffering and called unto that new and larger life, the gentle spirit of this beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin. Howard Crosland was the son of the late Joe and Georgella Crosland Johnson. He was raised by his grandmother, Mary Brown Crosland. Howard was born on February 26, 1947, in Bennettsville, South Carolina. He attended the public schools of Marlboro County, where he was a graduate of Eastside High School Class of 1966. Howard was a proud member of The Purple Devils basketball and football teams. Upon completion of his schooling, Howard joined the United States Army. He served with Co E5th, Bn 3rd BDT Bde, Ft. Dix, New Jersey. He completed two tours in Vietnam. Howard received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star as part of his awards for his service. He did receive an Honorable discharge.
At an early age he was accepted Christ as his personal Savior and joined Dyers Hill A.M.E Zion Church in Bennettsville, South Carolina.
In 1969, Howard was joined in Holy Matrimony to Genora Rickenbacker and this union was blessed with two children.
One son Howard Crosland, Jr. preceded him in death; also two brothers, Herman Crosland and William Crosland, Sr.
On Friday, October 16, 2020, Howard Crosland, Sr. departed this life at his home. Those left to cherish his memory are two daughters: Dallas (Dwayne) Gurley of Charlotte, NC, Janean Crosland of Atlanta, GA; two sons: Jamice R. Thompson of Brooklyn, NY and Lasean Logan of Bronx, NY; thirteen grandchildren: Dre’lin, Damien, Danaisha, Raheem, Saudia, Kamilah, Rasheed, Elijah, Rakia, Trey, Ian, Jamice Jr., and Omauri; a host of great grandchildren; three sisters: Selena M. Covington of Bennettsville, SC, Joe Ann Chaney of Columbia, SC and Ella Nora Johnson of Atlanta, GA; two brothers: Prentiss (Paulette) Crosland of Staten Island, NY and Dennis (Creanna) Crosland of Florence, SC; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. All whom will miss him dearly.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 21st, 1:00 pm at the Florence National Cemetery.
Robert Lee Covington, Jr. (Bo)
October 12, 2020 by convergesc
Robert Lee Covington, Jr. (Bo), the son of the late Robert Lee Covington, Sr. and Lucille Covington was born October 9, 1956 in Marlboro County, South Carolina. He departed this life on October 3, 2020 at his home.
Two things Bo took pride in and bought him joy was landscaping his yard and taking care of his dogs. Robert was the neighborhood watchman and protected everyone. His presence impacted many lives and he will truly be missed.
Robert is preceded in death by his mother, father and his brother Michael.
Those left to cherish loving and fond memories are his wife of thirty-five years Brenda Ford Covington; daughter Chataqua Covington of Norfolk, VA; son Karon (Tamica) Hill of Dallas, TX; two stepdaughters: Chanka Ford of Virginia Beach, VA and Alecia Ford of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren, five step grandchildren; sisters: Pearlie Lawson of Bennettsville, SC, Sara Covington of Greenbelt, MD, Mary Covington of Winston Salem, NC; sisters-in-law: Donna Moore and Saundra Ford both of Norfolk, VA, Shirley Hill of Arlington, VA; brothers-in-law: James Ford of Bennettsville, SC and Ernest Moore of Norfolk, VA; aunts: Ernestine Cook and Gladys (James) Breeden; uncle Eugene (Gloria) Cook; special friends: Richard Jacobs, Marion Smalls, and Bobby Parnell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2:00 pm at Spears United Methodist Church Cemetery, Highway #9, Bennettsville, South Carolina. Reverend Judith A. Knox, Officiant
Ms. Katheryn D. Ford-Wilkins
New York – Memorial Services for Ms. Katheryn D. Ford-Wilkins, formally of Bennettsville, were held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Professional Services Entrusted to Morris Funeral Home of Bennettsville.
Mrs. Alice K. Sensabaugh
The whisper we heard, on September 26, 2020, was the call from Heaven letting us know it was time for you to go home. You followed that whisper to your resting place with Jesus.
Mrs. Alice K. Sensabaugh was born on March 27, 1930 to the late Tossie and Mattie Kollock. Mrs. Alice loved her family, church, and helping people and it was evident through her services, loyalty and giving spirit. She was a foster parent and driver for the Shriner’s Hospital and the Department of Social Services for nineteen years until her retirement. Mrs. Alice was married to the late Wilmott Sensabaugh until his earthly departure in July 2001. She was very well known in the community especially for her talent as a seamstress, making countless clothes and alterations.
She leaves behind to cherish her love and memories: Her special daughter Karen Poe (Isaac) of the home, Karonda (Robert) Pouncey of Clio SC, Jerry Rutledge of Jacksonville FL, Anntoria Brown of Bennettsville SC, Avonda Hammonds of Batavia OH; fifteen grandchildren: Khaliah Sensabaugh, Trianna Pouncey, Ja’san Galloway “Man”, Char’lay Poe, Gloryonna Poe, Darius Sensabaugh, Zy’meir Quick, Ka’won Quick, Dashawn Zimmerman, Emmanuel Hammonds, Amaziah Hammonds, Rovon Hammonds, Kelis Richardson, Jakiya Rutledge and DanQuarious Poe; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held on Friday, October 2, 1:00 pm at St. Michael Hope Ministries, 105 Powers Street, Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512 with Apostle Michael Woodham, officiating.