Obituaries for Thursday, Dec. 9

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 9, 2004

Mitchell Nevels

Mitchell Nevels, 56, of Selma, died Friday, December 3, 2004, at a local hospital.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 11, at Holy Ghost House of God with the Rev. Bert Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Norfleet Cemetery in Newbern with Miller Funeral Home directing.

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Survivors include his wife Charlie Dowdell-Nevels; one son, Michael A. Johnson; five daughters, SFC Katrina D. Dowdell-Boyd, SSG Cami M. Harris, Yolanda Flowers, Jennifer R. Dowdell and Latorsha Johnson; one brother, Reginald Sykes of Oakland, Calif.; one sister, Nancy Farr, of Oakland, Calif.; nine grandchildren; three sons-in-law; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews; other relatives, very, very special cousin, Mamie Nevels-Deyampert.

Active pallbearers are co-workers of Bush Hog and friends.

Reginald Lyons Joyner

Reginald Lyons Joyner, 5, of Selma, died Sunday, December 5, 2004, at his home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 10, at Gospel Tabernacle Church with the Rev. John Grayson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his parents, Cheryl Joyner and Reginald L. Lyons; a brother, Courtney; and a sister, Tamara.

William Lewis Wilson

William Lewis Wilson, 75, of Dalzell, S.C., a native of Selma, died Monday, December 6, 2004, at a Dalzell, S.C. hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 9, at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ira Blanchard officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sumter.

Mr. Wilson was the beloved husband of 42 years to Margaret Crawford Wilson.

Survivors also include Richard W. Wilson of Columbia, Michael R. Wilson and wife, Mardi of Dalzell and Donnie Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla; one daughter, Robin Wilson Sikes of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Martha Wilson Plummer of Selma; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, H.D. Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Hallett Wilson and Florence James Wilson. He retired from the US Air Force as a Master Sgt., after 27 years during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He later worked as the facility manager for the Dallas County Court House in Selma. He was a devoted husband and father and loved sports, camping and his Sunday school of Dalzell Baptist Church, where he was a member.