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Ruth B. Covington

February 16, 2021 by convergesc

  • Sunrise: March 18, 1942
  • Sunset: February 12, 2021

Ruth B. Covington, aka “Cookie” was born on March 18, 1942 in Bennettsville, South Carolina to the late Mr. James Harvey and Mrs. Pearl Jacobs Brewington. On February 12, 2021, she departed this earthly life in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

Ruth attended Eastside High School in Bennettsville. After graduating she moved to Brooklyn, New York, and was employed with New York Telephone Company. Ruth moved back to Bennettsville in 1970, and worked at Marlboro County Health Department until she retired.

“Cookie” as she was known to many, was preceded in death by her parents, James Harvey Brewington and Pearl Jacob Brewington; seven brothers: Calvin, Harvey, Roscoe, Roosevelt, James T., Sidney, and Lindbergh Brewington; two sisters: Pearl Moore and Maggie Reese; one grandchild, Naomi Lyvonne Baker.

In departing, she leaves to cherish her memories: Christopher W. Covington, Brenda L. Covington and Jason F. Everett; ten grandchildren: Virginia Baskin, Aminah Covington, Cornelius L. Covington, Natalie C. Baker Allen, Nathaniel Baker, Jr., Jamal Jones, Akira Everett, Makalah Morrison, Nadaya Everett, Jalan Everett; twelve great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and a special friend, “Popcorn.”

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, February 28, 1:00 pm at the Berea Convention Center. 

James Lester

February 12, 2021 by convergesc

Service announcements and obituary details will be posted as they become known. No further details are available at this time. For questions, please contact the funeral home.

Keith Williams

by convergesc

Burial Memorial Service for Keith Williams is Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:00PM. Service will be held at Saw Mill Baptist Church, 1167 Willamette Road, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

Line up will start at 12 noon at Morris Funeral Home, 142 Marshall Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

Odessa Townsend Jones

February 8, 2021 by convergesc

  • Sunrise: September 15, 1949
  • Sunset: January 9, 2021

Odessa Townsend Jones, daughter of the late Freddie Townsend and Evelean Pearson was born on September 15, 1949, in Marlboro County, South Carolina. She answered her call to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Morris Manor Hospice, Laurinburg, North Carolina.

Odessa attend Eastside High School in Bennettsville, South Carolina and later graduated from Lighthouse Christian College. She was employed at United Technology for twenty-six years and retired from Sopakco after sixteen years.

Odessa accepted Christ at the age of nineteen and joined St. Luke Fire Baptized Holiness Church (later renamed Word of Life Christian Center). She was called to preach the Word of God in 1983 and served on several auxiliaries. Reverend Odessa Townsend Jones was a dedicated and faithful Woman of God.

She was united in Holy Matrimony April 27, 1967. This union was blessed with seven children.

She leaves to cherish fond memories her husband of fifty-four years, Fred Jones of the home; her mother Evelean Townsend, Bennettsville, SC; four daughters: Lettie Ann (Larry) Robinson of Florence, SC, Janice (Tim) Bethea of Bennettsville, SC, Stephanie (Roger) Moore of Indian Trail, NC, and Kizzy (Brent) Ervin of Summerville, SC; three sons: Frederick (Sylvia) Jones of Charlotte, NC, Sterling Jones of Bennettsville, SC, and Alex (Jana) Jones of Raleigh, NC; twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, six sisters: Flora Mae (Jimmy) Campbell, Syvilla (James) Harrington, and Betty Townsend all of Bennettsville, SC, Pearlee Townsend of Brooklyn, NY, Mattie Simmons of Georgetown, SC, and Faye (Rodney) Perry of Charlotte, NC; three brothers: Freddie (Pam) Townsend of Melbourne, FL and Eddie Townsend of Fayetteville, NC; one sister-in-law, Annie Ruth Redmond of Denver, CO; two brothers-in-law: Curby Jr. (Mae) Jones, and Leo (Irene) Jones both of Bennettsville, SC; a spiritual mother, Overseer Dr. Iva D. Hodge; four special friends: Emma Nell Bethea, Elizabeth Murray, Eula Prince and Mary Dease; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her father, Odessa Townsend Jones was preceded in death by a brother, John Townsend, and two sisters: Retha Mae Townsend and Carrie Ridges.


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