Helen Black Dumas

Helen Black Dumas died July 19, 2019 at Prince George Healthcare Center in Georgetown, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on July 24, 2019 at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Reverend Dr. Betty Deas Clark, worship leader.

Mrs. Dumas was born on June 15, 1948 in Savannah, GA, to Mrs. Melvina Evans Black and Mr. Robert Black.

She was reared by her grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Snipes Evans. Helen was educated in the public school system of Georgetown County. Since early youth, she was a faithful member of Bethel A.M.E. Church where the family worshiped. Helen was united in marriage to Mr. Carl Dumas. She was gainfully employed at various hotel facilities in Myrtle Beach, SC and Georgetown, SC, respectively until poor health intervened.

Surviving are her daughter, Micah Evans of Charlotte, NC; her grandson, Jaceyon Evans of Charlotte, NC; her siblings: Thomasina Reed, Melvina Rogers and Willissa Key all of Georgetown, SC, and Melvin Black of Savannah, GA. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Amaryllis Godfrey Gamble

Amaryllis Godfrey Gamble died on July 17, 2019 at Beaufort Nursing and Rehab Center in Beaufort, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on July 25, 2019 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel conducted by Reverend Joe Canteen.

Mrs. Gamble was born on November 22, 1944 in Georgetown, SC, the daughter of the late Mr. Jake Godfrey and Mrs. Mary Lee Godfrey. She received her early education in the Georgetown County Public School System, where she attended J.B. Beck Elementary School and Howard High School. Amaryllis was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Clifton Gamble on January 19, 1963. This union was blessed with the birth and rearing of one son.

Surviving are her son, Jerome Gamble (Lular), of Myrtle Beach, SC; one brother, Kim Godfrey, of Georgetown, SC; her sister, Sarah Johnson; her granddaughters, Ciara “CC” Gamble, Melanie “Mel Mel” Gamble, and Chicora “Dana” Gamble; her step-grandsons, Samuel Cooper, Thaddeus Cooper, and Corey Cooper; six great-grandchildren, Nykhia, Kylie, Jacori, and Ocean Gamble, Cirod and Niara Weaver; eight step-great grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Lillian Ellis of Georgetown, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Rosetta Smalls Godbolt

Rosetta Smalls Godbolt died on July 19, 2019 at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on July 26, 2019 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church, conducted by Reverend Johnny A. Ford, pastor of House of God Church.

Mrs. Godbolt was born on February 8, 1946 in Pawleys Island, SC, a daughter of Mr. George Smalls and Mrs. Ethel Green Smalls. She was educated in the public schools of Georgetown County, where she attended Howard High School. Rosetta was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s African Methodist Episcopal Church. In her latter days, she joined House of God Church. On August 19, 1962, Rosetta was joined in holy matrimony to Mr. Clifton Godbolt, Jr. Their union was blessed with five children and the rearing of three children.

Surviving are husband, Clifton Godbolt, Jr., of Pawleys Island, SC; her children, Angela Roberts-Jones, Jonesboro, GA, Randell Godbolt, Pawleys Island, SC, Jennifer Tucker, Rocky Point, NC, Jamie Godbolt, Atlanta, GA, Eric Godbolt, Jimmy Wright, Assad and Rashaad Godbolt, all of Pawleys Island, SC; her siblings, Ethel Boykin, Norwalk, CT, Georgie Smalls, Alpharetta, GA, and Ernest Smalls, of Pawleys Island, SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Patricia Ann Lambert Amerson McKenzie

Patricia Ann Lambert Amerson McKenzie 77, beloved wife of David A. McKenzie, Jr. and the widow of William Thomas “Bill” Amerson, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 at MUSC.

Mrs. McKenzie was born a daughter of Sampson “Sam” Woodrow Lambert and Evelyn Elizabeth Avant Lambert on January 6, 1942, in Georgetown, SC. She was educated at Andrews High School but her greatest knowledge was learned in the classroom called Life. Because she chose to walk with God at a young age, Ann’s faith and spiritual walk in life has been a path of enduring purity of heart without which no man shall see God. She was a devoted and faithful lifelong member of the Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served and participated throughout the years in many capacities. She was a special honorary member of the Oak Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church supporting her husband’s music ministry and giving of her extra time and talents when she could be a blessing to her second church family. Her greatest success and joyous accomplishment was her fulfillment as the epitome of a true Southern Lady. The legacy of the lady affectionately called “Ms Ann” can be defined beautifully through the words of King Solomon: “Her worth is far above rubies... The heart of her husband safely trust her;...she watches over the ways of her household,... Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband, also, and he praises her,...a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praises. (Proverbs 31). Her titles include: a devoted daughter, faithful wife, beloved mother, special grandmother and great grandmother, caring sister, and trustful friend.

Ann and Bill were married on June 10, 1960 and celebrated 37 years together before his home going. Their home was blessed with: six children, Michael Amerson (Alicia), Terri Martin (Ricky), Dewayne “Square” Amerson, Julie Amerson, Reginald “Reggie” Amerson (Pam) and Dewayne “Bubba” Amerson; six grandchildren, Mikey Amerson, Emily Martin, Sydney Amerson, Christopher Fulton (Taylor), Anthony Amerson, and Macee Amerson (fiancee, Zachary Gamble); and four great grandchildren, William, Summer Grace, Sydney Grace, and Brooklyn.

On May 5, 2002, Ann and David were married and their union added another daughter to the family, Alexa M. Mason (Abnathy) and two grandsons, Elijah and Ab.

Ann was born the second sibling of five children: Evelyn Lambert, Birdell Lambert (Daisey), Thomas “Tom” Lambert (Gina) and Patsy Ward (Glenn). She is also survived by a large number of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Bill; two sons, Dewayne and Reggie; and two grandchildren, Emily and Sydney.

A Home Going Celebration will be 12PM, Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church, 8285 Saints Delight Road, Andrews, SC. Interment will follow in the Lambertown Cemetery directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 6-8PM, Friday, August 2, 2019 in the sanctuary of Saints Delight PH Church.

Memorials may be made in Ms. Ann’s honor to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at st.jude.org, Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church, or Oak Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the McKenzie and Amerson families.

Harriet Oliver Plowden

Harriet Oliver Plowden, 90, died Saturday, July 27, 2019. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Old Purity Cemetery in Chester, SC with Rev. Dwight Pearson officiating.

Miss Plowden was born June 17, 1929 in Georgetown, SC to the late Edwin Ruthven Plowden and Edna Tillman Daggett Plowden. Harriet graduated from Winyah High School, Georgetown in the Class of 1946. She graduated from Winthrop COLLEGE Class of 1950 with a BS in Music. Harriet had a rewarding career as an educator and contributor to the life of the communities in which she lived. Her career spanned 40 years between the public schools of Georgetown and Chester, SC. She was selected as Teacher of the Year in both school districts. She was the Coordinator of Music for Lancaster County upon her graduation from Winthrop. She retired in Chester where she volunteered with the Golden Age Spring-A-Longs as choir director. Until recently, she had been active in planning and attending reunions of her high school and Winthrop classes. She moved to Presbyterian Communities of SC in Lexington, SC and has been a resident there since August 2014.

Harriet was a former member and officer of the Variety Study Club and the National Society Daughter of the American Revolution (Mary Adair Chapter). She was a lifetime member of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church of Georgetown, SC. She attended Saint Marks Episcopal Church of Chester.

She is survived by a brother-in-law, D.C. “Pete” Wylie, Jr.; three dearly loved nephews, David C. Wylie, III (Leslie), Edwin Plowden Wylie (Lou) and Robert K. Wylie (Cheryl); great nieces and nephews,cousins and many loyal friends. In addition to her parents, Harriet was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Daggett Plowden Wylie (Mrs. D.C., Jr.) and Edna Ruthven (Lutie) Plowden.

In her time of declining health, the care and compassion of the caregivers and staff of Presbyterian Community in Lexington, SC and the nurses and staff of Abbey Road Hospice brightened and comforted her days.

Memorials may be made to Purity Presbyterian Church – Food Pantry, P.O. Box 278, Chester, SC 29706, Tara Hall School, 510 Tara Hall Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440 or Tamassee DAR School, P.O. Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barronfunealhome.com.

Agnes Victoria Miller Smalls

Agnes Victoria Miller Smalls died on July 20, 2019 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital in Georgetown, South Carolina. Funeral services were held on July 27, 2019 at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, worship leader. The eulogy was delivered by her son, Rev. Kevin Smalls of Greater Faith Baptist Church, Orangeburg, SC.

Mrs. Smalls was born on October 4, 1940 in Georgetown, SC, to the martial union of Mr. George Miller and Mrs. Lavinia Young Miller. Her early education was received in public school system of Georgetown County, where she graduated from Howard High School. Years later, Agnes furthered her education at Horry Georgetown Technical College, earning several certificates in the Healthcare Industry. She was a life-long member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, where the family worshiped. She rendered nearly two decades of excellence with AVX Corporation, Myrtle Beach, SC, until retiring. Agnes was joined in holy wedlock to Mr. Lawrence B. Smalls, Sr. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Surviving are her children, Lawrencette B. Miller, Georgetown SC, Rev. Kevin Smalls, Columbia SC, Shawn T. Smalls, Georgetown, SC, and Lawrence B. Smalls, Jr., of Auburn, GA; two brothers, Benjamin Miller, Augusta GA, and Robert Miller of Pawleys Island SC. Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.