Mr. James Ford, Jr.
March 8, 2021 by convergesc
James A. Ford, Jr. (J.J.) was born on July 8, 1956 to James Sr. and Frances Spears Ford. He departed this life on March 6, 2021.
He was a graduate of Bennettsville High School. After high school he continued his education at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in May 1977. He received a Master of Education from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC in 1992, and an Educational Specialist degree from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.
J.J. worked as an educator in North Carolina for over 30 years in the public schools of Richmond and Scotland counties. He was a passionate teacher, School Counselor and Administrator who made a positive impact in the lives of thousands of students throughout his career. Among the many assets rendered in education, it is noted that he was also fluent in Spanish. J.J. gave back to his community as a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
J.J. accepted Christ as his Savior early in life and became a member of Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was united in marriage to Geri Brown Ford and to this union two sons, Sean and Mario, were born.
J.J. leaves to cherish the beautiful memory of his spirit: four sons, Kenneth, Alton, Sean (Erica), and Mario; two granddaughters, Kimoni Francia and Hadia; one grandson, Kenneth Jr; four sisters, Donna (Ernest) Moore, Sandra (Christopher) Fisher, Brenda (Robert) Covington, and Shirley Hill.
He also leaves his five sisters-in-law, Earnestine Grant, Mildred (Joseph) Grant, Agnes Robyn (Peter) Lynch, Pearl (Colon) McLean, and Angela Ross; seven brothers-in-law, Reverend James Enoch (Helen) Brown, Cleveland Brown, Samuel Louis Brown, Reverend John Paul (Barbara) Brown, Charles (Mildred) Brown, Elder Marion (Fannie) Brown, Elder Michael (Jacqueline) Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
J.J. is preceded in death by his wife, Geri; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ford, Sr.; and sister, Kathryn Wilkins.
Ms. Elizabeth “Betty” Covington David
March 1, 2021 by convergesc
Betty was born November 7, 1948, daughter of the late Edgar Covington, Sr. and Curlie B. Williams Covington, in Marlboro County. She went to her heavenly home on Monday, March 1, 2021, in the comfort of her home.
She attended the Marlboro County Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1967.
Betty accepted Christ at an early age and joined Sawmill Baptist Church, where she served until her health declined. She was a member of the Missionary Circle #2 and Pastor’s Aide Club.
She was employed at Oak River Mills for a number of years. After retiring, Betty became the family’s babysitter. She took great care of numerous children, and loved caring for them.
Betty was a strong, giving, and caring wife, mother, grandmother who loved her family and adored all her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, her husband, Henry David, Sr., granddaughter, Jaurn David, daughter-in-law, Ava David, four brothers: Edgar Covington, Jr., Nathaniel Covington, Leroy Williams, and Freddie Covington.
Cherished memories of Betty Covington David are left with four children; son, Henry David, Jr. (Cynthia) of Bennettsville, SC, three daughters: Shanotta David Thomas (Harold) of Charlotte, NC, Donya David McCoy of Bennettsville, SC and Glashanda McRae (Charles) raised in the David home, of Bennettsville, SC; grandchildren: Ahvijuanna David of the home, Christopher McCoy and Destiny McCoy of Bennettsville, SC, Harold J. Thomas, Jr. of Charlotte, NC, Jourdn David of Charlotte, NC, Jamilah Thomas of Durham, NC, Adrienne David of Fairview Heights, Il, Tyrone Thomas and Shonatta Thomas of Bennettsville, SC; great grandchildren: Jourdn Randel and Courtney David of Fairview Heights, IL; five sisters: Eddie Mae Eilum, Dorletha Davis, Ida Lee Kelly, Lula Grant and Joann Jones, all of Bennettsville, SC; Brothers, Bobby Covington (Wanda) of Bennettsville, SC; sisters-in-law: Jackie Thomas of Bennettsville, SC, Cynthia Williams of Greensboro, NC, Sharon Covington of Florence, SC; brothers-in-law: William Anthony Gregg (Rosalind) of Fairview Heights, IL, Fred David, Sr. (Wanda) of Bennettsville, SC; a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins, and friends; special nieces: Catina Eilum-Teasley, Khadizah Bethea; special nephew, Fred David, Jr.
Mr. Robert Moore
Mr. Robert Moore, son of the late Reverend George and Naomi Moore was born December 15, 1953 in Bennettsville, South Carolina. He made his transition in life on Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Marion, South Carolina.
Robert was a graduate of Bennettsville High School.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: James E. Moore and Jerry M. Moore.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Martha Moore of the home; daughter Wynette Campbell of Marion, SC; son Robert Roshawn Moore of Bennettsville, SC; ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one brother Curtis Moore of Hughesville, MD; two sisters: Mary (Freddie) Adams of Bennettsville, SC and Georgia Mae McCrae of Clio, SC; one uncle, LeVander (Ruby) Moore of Brooklyn, NY; two aunts: Nellie Mae McLeod of Bennettsville, SC and Airmae McLeod of Detroit, MI; two brothers-in-law: Samuel Bethea of Bennettsville, SC and Reverend Willie Davis of Kernersville, NC; one sister-in-law, Minister Shirley Davis of Kernersville, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, March 4, 1:00 pm at Historical Sawmill Missionary Baptist Church, 1167 Willamette Road, Bennettsville.