Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sarah Susannah "Anna" SPORTS EADDY HANNA Obituary

Obituary Anna Hanna, Florence Morning News, Mon. May 12, 1975, p. 2A, on-line on

Deaths and Funerals

Mrs. Anna Hanna

Mrs. Anna Sports Eaddy Hanna, a resident of Honorage Nursing Home for the past twelve years, Sunday in a Florence hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 4 pm in the chapel of Stoudenmeyer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lee Cemetery.
Mrs. Hanna, 88, was born in Florence County, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Arelia Taylor Sports. She was married twice and was the widow of James Henry Eaddy and WT Hanna. Mrs. Hanna was a lifelong resident of Florence County and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Dewey Eaddy of Pamplico and John Wesley Eaddy of Sumter; two daughters, Mrs. Hilma Holland and Mrs. Jowindal McBride, both of Charleston; a brother, Dudley Sports of Georgetown; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Bryant of Andrews, Mrs. Manye [Mamye] Windham of Walterboro, and Mrs. Linnie Jeffords of Brunswick, GA; 27 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.
The family will be at the residence of Mrs. Edaphell H Gibbs, 1207 E. Lakewood Ave.

Joel Capers EADDY death

Joel Capers EADDY, son James Henry and Sarah Susannah "Anna" (SPORTS) EADDY, died on the eve of his wedding. My mother says he had gone to Florence to buy Christmas presents. A cousin said he had gone to pick up the wedding dress. His car was found overturned near Pamplico, SC.

Obituary, Florence Morning News, Sunday, Dec. 27, 1936:

Joel T. Eaddy Buried on Eve of Wedding Day

Christmas brought sadness instead of joy to a certain young lady of Florence county as she laid aside her white wedding dress for one of somber black.
Joel T. Eaddy the expected bridegroom was found dead in an overturned automobile near Pamplico Wednesday night and laid to rest in old Lee Cemetery near Johnsonville on Christmas Eve and on the eve of the day set for his wedding.
Joel was only 23 years of age at the time of his tragic death and those who knew him best were earnest in their praise of his many sterling qualities.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Eaddy of Johnsonville. Three brothers and three sisters also survive, and are as follows. Dewey, David, and John Wesley Eaddy, Mrs. Hilma Holland, Mrs. Theodosia Hyman and Miss Jowindel Eaddy. They with the heartbroken bride-to-be and a host of friends mourned his passing.

Joel Capers Eaddy grave, Lee Cemetery, Pamplico, Florence, SC

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Elizabeth "Bessie" (SPORTS) MORRIS Obituary

Georgetown Times, March 4, 1971:

Mrs. Elizabeth Sports Morris, widow of John M. Morris, died Friday in the Georgetown County Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for the past two months.

Funeral services were Sunday afternoon in the Elim Methodist Church. Officiating were the Rev. James Crowe and the Rev. Woodrow Smith. Burial followed in the churchyard under the direction of Mayer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morris was born in Marion County on January 27, 1896, a daughter of the late Joseph E. Sports and the late Aralia Taylor Sports. She had lived most of her life in the Bloomingvale section of Williamsburg County and was a member of Elim Methodist Church and of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the Church. Recently she had made her home in Georgetown with her son.

Survivors include sons Maylon Morris, Eddie Morris, and Bobby Joe Morris, all of Andrews, Ollie Morris of Georgetown, and Laurie Morris of Hemingway; two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Gambone of Torrance, California, and Mrs. Leola Altman of Georgetown; two step-sons, John Seva Morris and William James Morris, both of Andrews; a brother, Dudley D. Sports of Georgetown; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Hanna of Florence, Mrs. Isla Crosby and Mrs. Mayme Windham, both of Walterboro, Mrs. Lena Bryan of Andrews, and Mrs. Linnie Jeffords of Brunswick, Ga.; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Obituary of John Marion Morris

Georgetown Times, Friday, Nov 6, 1958:

John Marion Morris, 74, retired farmer of the Elim section of Williamsburg County, died Tuesday, Oct 28, 1958, at the home of his son, Ollie Morris, 2427 Poplar St., in Maryville.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Elim Methodist Church, the Pastor, the Rev. R. T. Farmer, and the Rev. W. G. Newman, pastor of Wayne Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, directed by Mayer Funeral Home.

Mr. Morris was born September 6, 1884, in the Elim Section of Williamsburg County, a son of the late Billy and Sallie Smith Morris. He attended schools of that area and engaged in farming there until his health began to fail about eight years ago. He had also worked as a guard for the Williamsburg Chaingang for a number of years. He was a member of Elim Methodist Church.

Mr. Morris was twice married, his first wife, the former Miss Mary Evans, having died a number of years ago.

Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Bessie Sports; eight sons, Seva Morris, William Morris, Eddie Morris, and Bobby Morris, all of Andrews; Marion Morris, Pine Bluff, Ark., Maylon Morris, Florence; Ollie Morris, Georgetown, and Laurie Morris, Hemingway; two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Altman, Torrance, Calif., and Mrs. Richard Altman, Georgetown; eight grandchildren; a brother, J. T. Morris, Andrews; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Thompson, Lancaster, and Mrs. Maybelle Williams, Charleston; and a number of nieces and nephews.