Leon Parson Sr.

Leon Parson Sr., 76, of Andrews, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Andrews with Rev. Michael Cannon, officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of McKnight-Fraser Funeral Homes in the Church Cemetery.

He was the son of the late Janie Bell Parson-White and Bernard Greene Sr. He graduated from Rosemary High School in Andrews.

Leon was in the US Air Force, where he served our country for over 22 years and retired as a Master Sergeant. Upon his retirement from the US Air Force he continued to work for the Federal Government in a civil service capacity in Washington, DC until his second retirement.

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He was loyal member of Piney Grove Baptist Church where he served on the Trustee Board, Combined Choir and Men's Choir. Leon was a loyal and dedicated member of the Andrews Veteran's Association.

Surviving are his daughter, Tonya Parson of Marietta, GA; one son Leon (Jairus) Parson Jr. of Columbia; one granddaughter, Brianna Parson of Columbia; four brothers, Ernest Parson, Georgetown, Joseph White Jr., Herman (Bobbie Jean) White of Andrews, and Bernard (Linda) Greene of Washington, DC; two sisters, Rebecca (Elliott) McCray of Georgetown, Pamela Greene of Washington, DC.

Annette Winstead

Ms. Annette Strong Winstead, 67, of Andrews, SC, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2019, at Roper Hospice Cottage in Charleston, SC.

Ms. Winstead was born on August 27, 1951, in Georgetown, SC, the daughter of Juanita Fulton and Willie Strong (Preceded).

Ms. Winstead was a graduate of Williamsburg High school and received her Library Sciences degree from Columbia College, SC. She was a devoted librarian at Andrews Elementary School for 28 years where she was remembered fondly by her former students and faculty. She was a member of the United Trinity Methodist Church in Andrews, an avid reader at the Andrews Public Library, and enjoyed peaceful days on the beach at Pawley's Island.

She is survived by her son Daniel Winstead and wife Sarah of Dawson Creek, British Columbia Canada, her sister Nancy Stewart of Andrews SC, and nephew Marcus Stewart, wife Bianca and their children Jonas, Natalia, and Lucas of Gypsum Colorado and a host of other relatives, friends and extended family.

A celebration of life will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 205 South Rosemary Ave. Andrews, SC, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Annette's name to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Palmetto Cremation Society, 11 Cunnington Ave., Charleston, SC, 29405, 843-722-2555.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.palmettocs.com.