James Bethea, Jr.
November 15, 2020 by convergesc
James Bethea, Jr. (Cup) was born on February 17, 1944 to the late James Bethea, Sr. and Evangelist Bertha Bethea in Marlboro County, South Carolina. He departed this earthly life on November 6, 2020.
He attended the public schools of Marlboro County and was employed for twenty-three years with Marlboro Electric Cooperative in Bennettsville, South Carolina.
James Bethea, Jr. was a member of Old Galilee United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, South Carolina until the church closed.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, James Bethea, Sr. and Evangelist Bertha Bethea; two sisters: Minister Pearline Burns and Mary Bethea.
Left to cherish loving memories are: his daughter, Tonette (Pastor David M.) Ledbetter of High Point, NC; two grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; one brother, Samuel Bethea of Bennettsville, SC; two sisters: Martha Moore of Bennettsville, SC and Minister Shirley Davis of Kernersville, NC; two brothers-in-law: Reverend Willie Davis and Robert Moore; one aunt, Evelean Townsend; a special great nephew, Lakeem Ridges; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Also, a special family of forty years, Ella S. Molden, children, and grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on Friday, November 13, 1 pm at Ideal Cemetery, Bennettsville.
Conester McLeod Williams
Conester McLeod Williams, daughter of the late Fairley Wallace and Earlene Leggett McLeod, was born on February 15, 1948 in Marlboro County, South Carolina. She was educated in the public schools of Marlboro County.
Conester accepted Christ early in life and became a faithful member of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Conester loved gospel music and sang with several different gospel choirs during her lifetime.
She departed this life on November 4, at Dundee Manor in Bennettsville, South Carolina. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Hubert McLeod, James Calvin McLeod and Fred McLeod; and one sister, Mary (May Grace) Wallace Bostic.
Conester is survived by her daughter, Bernadette Jacobs (Lee); one granddaughter, Anikka Jacobs; and one great granddaughter, Madison Jacobs all of Woodbridge, NJ; three siblings: Emma Nell (Calvin) Bethea and Fairley Wallace of Bennettsville, SC and Councilean Peagues of Brooklyn, NY; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 10, 2 pm at Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Kinney Street, Bennettsville.