Descendants of Jonathan Christmas - SC

Notes


2331. Ruth Cornelia Christmas-2721


1930 Census, Duval Co., FL; Jacksonville; Dwelling 327; ED: 16-46, p. 13A list Bennie Griffith, age 32, advertising, born in SC, as were parents; wife, Ruth A., 28, born in GA, parents in SC with 3 children: Benny Jr., 9; Capers D., 3 & 4 mo. & Banks, 1 & 3 mo. Also living in the household is Scott Christmas, 54, widow, m-i-l; George W, Griffith, 28, brother; Olive, 20, sister-i-l & George W, Griffith, Jr., 11 mo., nephew

1940 Census, Duval Co., FL; Jacksonville; Family 59; ED: 68-137, p. 3B list Bennie W. Griffith, age 42, works at cigar factory; wife, Ruth C., 38, born in GA & 5 children: Jr Willis, 19; DeChamps, 13; Banks G., 11; Rufus A., 6 & Frank A., 4; all children born in FL.

1945 FL State Census, Duval Co.; Jacksonville; Prec. 14B list B. W. Griffith, age 47, born in SC; wife, Ruth C., 43, born in GA & 4 children: DeChamps, 18; Banks, 16; Rufus Allen, 10 & Frank Albert, 8.

[WHT: Received the following from Grace Christmas Aspnes on Nov. 4, 2007.]
I have a son for Ruth Cornelia Christmas and Beenie Willis Griffith Sr. and some updates on basic information on this line.
RUTH CORNELIA CHRISTMAS Ref 2721 Born 17 aug 1902 in Adabelle, Bulloch Co., GA. She died 17 Jan 1969 in Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.
Married BENNIE WILLIS GRIFFITH Sr.,Ref 4178 Born 18 Apr 1898 in Cottageville, Colleton Co., SC. He died 09 Feb 1962 in Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.
They had the following child.
BENNIE WILLIS GRIFFITH JR . Born 12 Feb 1921 in Ft. Meade, Polk Co. FL


2332. Javas Christmas-2705


1930 Census, Williamsburg Co., SC; Hope; Dwelling 177; ED: 4, p. 9B list Jabez or Javis B. or P. Christmas, age 51, farmer, rents; wife, Mattiie S., 29 and daughter, Antonia B., 6. Also living in household is William B. Brown, 9, stepson.

[WHT: Probably son of Charity D. and not her brother as per census; died Nov. 15, 1926, death cert. # 21107, Williamsburg Co., SC for Javas Christmas and list parents as Charity Christmas & Walker McKenzie; also states he was shot by stepson, Cole Blead Floyd. Name also spelled as Jabez in census records. Served WWI, joining on April 26, 1917 - H.D. on March 11, 1919.]

South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955
Name: Javas Christmas; Death Date: 15 Nov 1926; Age at Death: 39 years; Born: 1887;
Gender: Male; Color: White; Parents: Walker McKenzie & Charity Christmas; County of Death: Williamsburg; Certificate Number: 021107.

[WHT: The following provided by Jonna Mims, Aug. 2001.]
Williamsburg Co., SC Deed Bk. KK-47: Whereas, on 2 Jan. 1893, Sarah McKenzie et al exhibited a complaint against S. Walker McKenzie for a petition of the land of Shadrack McKenzie, deceased, land coveyed to S. Walker McKenzie in trust for Theodore and Maggie McKenzie of the home tract containing 598 acres, reserving unto Sarah a life estate, and then to be conveyed by Walker to Theodore and Maggie. Division of lands made 8 Jan. 1902 however, Walker failed to execute the conveyance, now, I, S. Walker McKenzie for $5.00 paid by Theodore McKenzie, Grant/Bargain/Sell to Theodore a P/P/T of 298 acres bounded North by Maggie McKenzie and Warren McClam. (Note: Sidney Walker McKenzie was born circa 1867 and died 20 Aug. 1910. He was never married. Son of Shadrack McKenzie (son of Samuel McKenzie and grandson of Daniel McKenzie) and son of Sarah (Sallie) Dennis.)


2333. Joseph Benjamin Mims-8376


1910 Census, Williamsburg Co., SC; Sumter; Dwelling 281; ED: 99, p. 18B list Zach J. Mims, age 60; wife, Maggie, 36, & following children: Louis, 28; Bennie, 20; Dessie, 18 & Millie, 5. [WHT: I assume Millie is the only child by Maggie] Also living in the household is Zack's daughter, Lizzie Christmas, age 33 & her two sons, Jackson, 4 & Madison, 2.

Served in WWI; obit mentions a sister, Culie Parker of Johnsonville, SC.

[WHT: My thanks to Jonna K. Mims, granddaughter, for providing descendant information and family photos in 2001.]


5618. Mary Elizabeth Mims-8379


[WHT: Jonna Mims is the source of children, sent via email on Sept. 17, 2000.]


Samuel David Thompson-8408

Served in the Korea War - US Army - S SGT.


5619. Gene Therell Mims-8380

Korean War Vet., Army.


2335. Goddard Hanibal Christmas-7389


[WHT: My thanks to Melissa Christmas Phipps for providing family information. She gave some children info, as well as death and burial info for Hanibal & Lucille, via email on March 12, 2002. Melissa is Hanibal & Lucille's granddaughter.]


5622. Ruth Lee Christmas-8434


South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955
Name: Ruthie L Christmas; Death Date: 13 Oct 1947; Age at Death: 20 years; Born: 1927; Gender: Female; Color: White; County of Death: Florence; Certificate Number: 012693.


5624. Marie Mildred Christmas-7560


South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955
Name: Marie Christmas; Death Date: 23 Sep 1933; Age at Death: 1 year; Born: 1932; Gender: Female; Color: White; County of Death: Florence; Certificate Number: 012823.


5627. William Andrew Christmas-8437


The State, (Columbia, SC) - June 24, 2003 - GenealogyBank.com
Kingstree -- William Andrew (W. A.) Christmas, 65, died Monday at his residence. Mr. Christmas was born in Clarendon County, a son of the late Hannibal Christmas and Lucille Miles Christmas Feagin. He was retired from the SC Dept. of Transportation and was an avid fisherman and shrimper. Mr. Christmas was a member of Kingstree First Baptist Church.

Surviving: His Wife: Emmie Jo Williams Christmas of Kingstree, Daughter: Melissa (James) Phipps of Rock Hill, son: Joey (Sally) Avant of Chesapeake, VA, Brothers: Jimmie Lee (Runette) Feagin and Willie Joe (Nell) Feagin, both of Kingstree, Sisters: Irene Foxworth of Lake City, Corrine (Buck) Kirby and Jeanette (Billy) McAlister both of Kingstree, 2 grandchildren: David and Nicole Avant.

Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Thursday in the Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Kingstree Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church or Tidelands Hospice.


2337. Herbert Theodore Christmas-7390


1940 Census, Williamsburg Co., SC; Township 6 Sumter; Family 336; ED: 45-15, p. 21B list Herbert T. Christmas, age 33, laborer for WPA; wife, Marry E., 23 & 2 children: Lester, 4 & Bentley, 1.

United States Social Security Death Index:
Name: Herbert T Christmas; Age: 92; Birth Date: 23 Nov 1907; State: South Carolina; Last Place of Residence: Swansea, Lexington, South Carolina; Event Date: 25 Nov 1999.

Published Saturday, November 27, 1999, in The State.
Funeral services for Pastor Herbert Theodore Christmas, 94, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 28, 1999 at Shives Funeral Home Colonial Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Mr. Clyde K. Chan and Mr. Wayne Christmas.

Interment will be in Olympia Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Christmas died Thursday, November 25, 1999. Born in Cades, he was a son of the late Jerome and Fannie Parker Christmas. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and former Pastor of Terrell's Crossroad in Lake City, later moving his ministry to Columbia.

Surviving are his sons, Pastor Thomas Lester Christmas of West Columbia, Francis Bentley Christmas of Summerville, Randall "Randy" Christmas, Robert Ashley, both of Columbia; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchild.


Mary Evelyn Ard-7393


South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965 - FamilySearch.org
Name: Mary H.L. Christmas; Event Type: Death; Event Date: 01 May 1949; Gender: Female; Age: 32; Marital Status: Married; Death Place: Florence, South Carolina; Father's Name: Thomas Ard; Mother's Name: Addie Marsh Ard; Spouse's Name: Herbert T. Christmas; Reference ID: cn 05717; Source Reference: Christmas, Mary H.L., 1949; GS Film Number: 2398022; Digital Folder Number: 004185208; Image Number: 01024.


[WHT: My thanks to Marrietta Christmas Carver for providing me with information regarding her grandmother, Mary.]


5628. Thomas Lester Christmas-9855


[WHT: Assume this is the correct person.]
U.S. Public Records Index: Name: Thomas L Christmas; Birth Date: Sep 1935; Street address: 5038 Edmund Hwy; City: West Columbia; County: Lexington; State: South Carolina; Record Number: 140223637; Household Members: Edith S Christmas, age 67 born 1939; Thomas L Christmas 72 1935.

WEST COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Pastor Thomas Lester Christmas, 73, of West Columbia, SC, will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Confirmation Holiness Church. Pastor Ronald Roach, Pastor Wayne Christmas and Pastor Clyde Chan will be officiating. Interment will follow in Southland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30 o'clock. Memorials may be made to Confirmation Holiness Church, 5038 Edmund Hwy., West Columbia, SC 29170. Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, is assisting the family.

Pastor Christmas died Thursday, April 23, 2009. He was born in Florence Co., SC, on September 17, 1935, a son of the late Herbert Theodore and Evelyn Ard Christmas. The church was his life. Pastor Christmas founded his first church, Confirmation Holiness Church in the early 1970's. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend and pastor.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Edith Street Christmas of the home; son, Wayne V. (Amy) Christmas of Meridianville, AL; daughters, Kathy Ann Powers, of Gaston, Elizabeth Kay (Butch) Nesmith of Lexington; stepson, H. Allen (Judy) Welch of Sumter; step-daughter, Alaine (Johnny) Bailey of Pompano Beach, FL, Rachel E. (Clyde) Chan of Sumter; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Francis Bentley (Edna) Christmas of Summerville, Randy Christmas of Columbia, Bobby Ashley of West Columbia; former wife, Bertie Jean Christmas of Gaston; two aunts; as well as several nieces and nephews. Pastor Christmas was preceded in death by sons, William Thomas, David Allen and Donald Ray Christmas.


Edith Faye Street-16306


State, The (Columbia, SC) - May 10, 2016 - GenealogyBank.com
SUMTER, SC: Edith Faye Street Christmas, 76, widow of Thomas L. Christmas, died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born in Johnson City, TN, she was a daughter of the late Ernest L. Street and Ethel Sherron Pesnell. Mrs. Christmas was a retired Assistant Manager of Granby Oaks Apartments in West Columbia.

Surviving are one son, H. Allen Welch (Judy) of Sumter; two daughters, Alaine Bailey of West Columbia and Rachel Chan (Rev. Clyde Chan) of Sumter; two sisters, Evelyn Engelberger and Judy Dery (Richard) all of Tampa, FL; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; 1 niece and 5 nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday at Grace Full Gospel Church with Rev. Clyde Chan and Rev. Brandon Chan officiating. Burial will be in the Southland Gardens in West Columbia. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Wednesday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, 537 Pittman Drive, Sumter, SC 29154. Memorials may be made to Triple Knot Productions www.tripleknotproductions.org/#!donate/w7bqh or to Tuomey Hospice, 500 Pinewood Road, Suite 2, Sumter, SC 29154. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.


5629. Francis Bentley Christmas-9856


[WHT: Received from dau., Marriette on July 24, 2015.]
Just to let you know daddy passed away yesterday at 1:46pm so that you can update your files. Funeral services are going to be this Sunday.

Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC) - July 24, 2015
Francis Benton Christmas SUMMERVILLE - The relatives and friends of Francis Benton Christmas 78 of Summerville are invited to attend his Funeral service on Sunday July 26, 2015 at 2.00 PM at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends from the hours of 1.00PM until 2.00PM on Sunday July 26, 2015 at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Carolina Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Edna Christmas and Three children and six grandchildren, Nine great Grandchildren. Mr. Christmas was an over the road Truck Driver for over 45 years and Served in the United States Navy. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston


5630. David Edward Christmas-15629


[WHT: From Merrietta C. Carver on Oct. 27, 2009. Davis's mother was Carrie; Carrie and Herbert were not married.]


5631. Mary Emma Christmas-16244


South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955
Name: Mary E Christmas; Death Date: 6 Jun 1943; Age at Death: 7 months; Born: 1942; Gender: Female; Color: White; County of Death: Richland; Certificate Number: 007554.


5632. Sarah Ellen Christmas-15922


South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955
Name: Sarah Ellen Christmas; Death Date: 23 May 1954; Age at Death: 0; Born: 22 May ; 1954; County of Death: Richland; Certificate Number: 006012.


2340. Viney Vernell Christmas-5389


Morris Funeral Home records: Viney Christmas Dubose. born 9 May 1903 Hebron, Williamsburg Co, died Sep 18 1968; Children Alberta McGee, Mrs Josephine Brown, Mrs Elizabeth Parker, son, John E. Dubose, brother, W. E. Christmas, sister Mrs Mary Christmas; buried Gibbons Cem.


5635. Rilla Christine Dubose-8337


Morning News (Florence, SC) - March 23, 2014 - GenealogyBank.com
Scranton: Mrs. Rilla Christine DuBose Feagin Parrott, 87, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her home after an illness. Funeral services will be at 4:00 P.M., Monday, March 24, 2014, at Carolina Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Strickland-Feagin Cemetery.

Mrs. Parrott was born August 4, 1926, in Williamsburg County, a daughter of the late Dow DuBose and Vinney Vernell Christmas DuBose. She retired from Wentworth Manufacturing Company of Lake City and was a member of Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy. Mrs. Parrott was a former Sunday School Teacher for Camp Branch Church of God of Prophecy, Terrell's Church of God of Prophecy and Twin Pines Church of God of Prophecy in Andrews. She was a very devoted Christian and very active in all ministries of the church where she served. Mrs. Parrott was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was first married to the late James Monroe Feagin and then to the late John D. Parrott.

Surviving are three sons, Carroll L. (Debra) Feagin and J.L. (Cindy) Feagin, both of Scranton and John "Poo" (Christye) Parrott of Lake City; three daughters, Gwen (Nicky) Richardson of Hemingway, Linda (Randall) Mills of Timmonsville and Margaruite (Quinn) Poston of Scranton; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Josephine Brown of Summerville and Libby (Doug) Koonce of Turbeville; two daughters-in-law, Mary Lee Feagin and Mattie Feagin of Coward; and special caregiver, Dale Poston. Mrs. Parrott was preceded in death by three sons, Mack Feagin, Toby Feagin and Ralph Feagin; daughter, Wanda Jean Coker; brother, Rev. John Perco DuBose; and a sister, Alberta McGee.

The family would like to especially thank the staff of Agape Hospice and Amedysis Hospice for their care and concern for her and her family; Meals on Wheels and a special thank you to her housekeeper, Linda Chandler.


2341. Tillman Lesane Christmas-2690


1930 Census, Clarendon Co., SC; Sandy Grove; Dwelling 145; ED: 30; p. 9B list Tilman L. Christmas, age 24, farmer, rents property; wife, Pearl, 21 & 2 children: Annie Mae, 4 & 2 mo. & Lloyd E., 1; all born in SC.

1940 Census, Williamsburg Co., SC; Sumter; Family 61; ED: 45-15, p. 4A list Tilman Christmas, age 34, laborer for W.P.A.; wife, Pearl, 30 & 6 children: Annie M., 14; Loyd, 11; Rabon, 8; Leatha, 5; Virginia, 3 & Claralee, 1 mo. [WHT: James Madison Christmas & family are Family 59; Sidney W. Christmas, Family 60 & Joseph Jackson Christmas, Family 62.]

Obituary found at Sumter, SC Genealogy Society: LCM May 24, 1962. Sumter. Tillman Lesane Christmas, 55, died May 19 after a lingering illness; he was born Oct. 25, 1906 in Clarendon Co.; burial was at Floyd's Chapel Holiness Church, near Lake City. Surviving are his wife, Pearl Floyd Christmas; five daus., Mrs. F. A. Anderson, Mrs. Plowden Fleming, & Miss Debra Christmas of Sumter, Mrs. Roland McDonald of Kingstree & Mrs. John H. Mitchell of Bangor, Maine; three sons: James, Tillman, Jr. & Jackson Christmas of Sumter; one brother, W. E. Christmas of Sumter; two sisters: Mrs. Dow DeBose of Bishopville & Mrs. Joseph Christmas of Charleston.

South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965 - FamilySearch.org
Name: Tillman Lesane Christmas; Event Type: Death; Event Date: 19 May 1962; Gender: Male; Age: 55; Cemetery: Floyd's Chapel; Father's Name: Riley Christmas;
Mother's Name: Liza Parker; Spouse's Name: Pearl Floyd Christmas; Reference ID: 62008144; GS Film Number: 002455921; Digital Folder Number: 007794464; Image Number: 01698.


Pearl T. Floyd-2691


South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965 - FamilySearch.org
Name: Pearl Floyd Christmas; Event Type: Death; Event Date: 08 Feb 1964; Event Place: Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina; Marital Status: Widowed; Race: White; Birth Date: 18 Aug 1909; Cemetery: Floyd's Chapel; Father's Name: Ebb Floyd; Mother's Name: Eugenia Christmas; Spouse's Name: Tillman L Christmas; Digital Folder Number: 101616778; Image Number: 01616.


Forest Ledale Anderson-5385

1992, lives in Sumter, SC.


5641. Lloyd Eugene Christmas-2692


[WHT: According to his wife, Mildred, Pearl Floyd's mother was a Christmas; the sister of Pearl's mother married Tillman's older brother, Willoughby; these Christmas sisters had three brothers, Mackie, Jim & Henry; all lived in the Lake City/Kingstree area of Williamsburg Co., SC. Lloyd's family lived in the Salters & Greelyville area.]

[WHT: Found on Ancestry.com - All WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings Results]
Name: Lloyd E. Christmas; Birth Date: 1928; Birth City: Williamsburg; State Registered: South Carolina; Death Date: 25 May 1951; Death Country: Korea; Death Description: Killed in Action; WAR: Korean War; Title: Sergeant, U.S. Army; Service ID: 14260316.

Notes: Sergeant Christmas was a member of the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on May 25, 1951. Sergeant Christmas was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Data Source: Korean War Veterans Honor Roll


5643. Letha Christmas-5382


SUMTER — Services for Letha Christmas Fleming, 70, widow of Rev. Plowden Fleming, 11 a.m. Saturday (visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday): Elmore Hill McCreight F.H., burial in Sumter Cemetery. Born in Clarendon Co. to Tillman and Pearl F. Christmas, she died June 29, 2005. Surviving: children, Rev. Edward Fleming, Debbie Burrows, Lisa Nettles, Sharon Stokes, Tammy Herring; siblings; 9 grands; others.


Roland Wallace McDonald-5387


State, The (Columbia, SC) - Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - GenealogyBank.com
SUMTER - Roland Wallace McDonald, 72, husband of Virginia Christmas McDonald, died Monday, June 1, 2009. Mr. McDonald attended the Church of God of Prophecy and retired from Yeargin Construction Co.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2347 Hwy. 521 South. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter (803) 775-9386.


5646. Jackson Leroy Christmas-5379


[WHT: Children & burial info from an obituary posted on Findagrave.com - Memorial# 118410666, created by Don Pigate.]


2342. Matthew Bethea Christmas-7340


1940 Census, Williamsburg Co., SC; Laws; Family 22; ED: 45-6, p. 2A list Bethea Christmas, age 30, farmer; wife, Arcean, 26 & 2 children: Myrtle, 7 & Belvedean, 3.

M. B. Christmas: born Oct 29 1909 - died June 4 1958, Williamsburg Co. SC; Spouse, Lizzie Louise Christmas; father, Riley Christmas; mother, Liza Parker. no survivors listed, lived in Salter, SC; burial Piney Grove, Burgess Funeral Home records.
[WHT: The Social Security Death Index show his DOB as Oct. 23, 1909.]

Another Burgress Funeral Home record, p. 51, lists a Myrtle Mae Christmas, DOD as Jul 07 1945; age 63; parents M. B. Christmas as father and ? Parker as mother; burial at Piney Grove; [WHT: due to age, this cannot be a child of M. Bethea, unless age is a typo error. **** See message below from granddaughter, Barbara Ann McGrew; this is a child, but DOB and age is incorrect.]

South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1960:
Name: Matthew B Christmas; Birth Date: 29 Oct 1909; Gender: Male; Race: White; Death Date: 4 Jun 1958; Age at Death: 48; Death Place: Williamsburg, South Carolina; Certificate Number: 010791.

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current:
Name: Matthew Christmas; SSN: 249-70-7708; BORN: 23 Oct 1909; Died: Jun 1958; State (Year) SSN issued: South Carolina (1959).

[WHT: Received descendant information for Matthew Bethea Christmas from granddaughter, Barbara Ann McGrew on Dec. 30, 2004.]
Thanks for the information. I am forwarding what information I have on my mom's family. Matthew Bethea Christmas and Arcean Parker Bryant had four children. Arcean was the daughter of Bennie Parker and was previously married to Jack Bryant of Cades, SC. They were married on June 16, 1928. She and Matthew Bethea were married on December 31, 1931. Arcean died when my mom was 5 years old, so we think it was around 1942. The oldest child was Myrtle Mae Christmas and mom is thinking her birthday was October 10, 1932. She is sure about 1932, but not totally sure about October 10. Myrtle Mae drown when she was 12 almost 13 years old. The second child was a boy, Dargon Eugene Christmas and he died of colitis when he was 5 months old. Third child was my mother, Beverly Dean Christmas, and the fourth child was Juanita Christmas. They are still both living. Granddaddy did remarry as you already have recorded.


5649. Myrtle Mae Christmas-14054


[WHT: Drown, while swimming with Wm. D. Brown & other children.]


5650. Dargon Eugene Christmas-14055

Died of colitis at age 5 months.


Lizzie Louise Anderson-7428


First husband, Tossie Floyd. Parents: Eddie Anderson & Hullie Barfield; Info from Morris Funeral Home records.


2343. Sidney Washington Christmas-7341


1940 Census, Williamsburg Co., SC; Sumter; Family 60; ED: 45-15, p. 4A list Sidney W. Christmas, age 28, farmer; wife, Zelma, 27 & 3 children: James D., 6; Jimmie L., 6 & Jackalin, 1.

[WHT: found a Williamsburg Co., SC death certificate # 10335 for a Sidney W. Christmas, age 27; DOD Aug 17, 1944; not sure if this is correct, but will show 1944 as DOD.]


5654. Durant James Christmas-7343


Morning News (Florence, SC) - May 16, 2017 - GenealogyBank.com
NEW ZION -- Mr. Durant J. Christmas, age 83, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at his home after an illness. A funeral service will be held 2pm Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Frierson's Tabernacle with burial in McElveen Cemetery, directed by Floyd Funeral Home of Olanta. The family will greet friends tonight (Wednesday) from 6pm 8pm at the funeral home. Born in Kingstree, he was a son of the late Sidney Christmas and Zelma Thigpen Christmas. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, a Farmer, and attended Frierson's Tabernacle.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opaline Locklair Christmas. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Faye Christmas of Florence, two sons, Sidney Eric Christmas and James Mitchell Christmas both of New Zion, two sisters, Jacqueline Janette McElveen of New Zion, and Bobbie Jean Hutto of Manning, two brothers, Jimmy Laverne Christmas of New Zion, and Riley Lewis Christmas of Orangeburg, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Please visit www.floydfuneral.com for online condolences.


Opaline Locklair-7427


Morning News (Florence, SC), February 1, 2015 - GenealogyBank.com
NEW ZION, S.C. -- Mrs. Opaline Locklair Christmas age 80, died January 30, 2015 at her home after an illness.Funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock PM Sunday February 1, 2015 at Friersons Tabernacle Church with burial in McElveen Cemetery in New Zion directed by Floyd Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 2 PM until the time of service at Frierson's Church.

Born in Florence County, she was a daughter of the late Willie W. Locklair and Olivia Floyd Locklair. She was a retired seamstress and was a member of Frierson's Tabernacle Church. She was preceded in death by siblings, Annie Laura Morris, Timon Locklair, Vernice Morris, Vera Coker, and Mark Sims. Surviving are her husband, James Durant Christmas of New Zion, a daughter, Linda Faye Christmas of Florence, three sons, Larry Locklair of Scranton, Sidney Eric Christmas and James Mitchell Christmas both of New Zion. Sisters, Mary Jane Humphries of Darlington, Ethel Lou Lee of Scranton, Myrtle McKenzie of Lake City, Lizzie Floyd of Turbeville, and Dorothy Gaymon of Olanta, a brother, Johnny Locklair of Scranton. 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www.floydfuneral.com


2344. Mary Magdalene Christmas-5390


[WHT: my thanks to Mary Miller, granddaughter of Mary M. Christmas, for providing children and descendant information in March/April 2007.]
This family photo was taken before my Grandmother (Mary Christmas) passed away, and at the last place she lived. I believe this was Easter between 1987-1988.

Back row: from left Bobby Powers (Patricia’s husband), Brian Killion (Dolly’s only living son), Carlton Killion (Dolly’s husband)

4th Row: from left me (Mary Ferguson Miller (dark hair pulled back), Carla Killion (Dolly’s only daughter), Diane (J.B.’s wife), Jay (J.B.’s name sake) Joey (J.B.’s eldest son

3rd Row: from left Deny (Pat’s oldest daughter), Pat (my aunt-short lady behind my Grandmother), Susan (Pat’s youngest daughter)

2nd Row: from left Stanley Wright (my grandmother’s 2nd husband after Granddaddy passed away) Monica (my daughter-hugging my Grandmother), Pauline (my Mother), Michael (J.B’s next to eldest son)

1st Row: from left Christal (Brian’s exwife), Marie (my sister) Tony (my brother), Dolly (my aunt), J.B. (Joseph Benjamin, my uncle)

Two Children in Front: Boy-Jeff (J.B.’s youngest son), Christina (my niece - Marie’s only child).


Joseph Jackson Christmas-5392


1940 Census, Williamsburg Co., SC; Sumter; Family 62; ED: 45-15, p. 4A list Jackson Christmas, age 35, laborer for W.P.A; wife, Mary, 25 & dau. Paulin, 2. [WHT: Brother, Madison & family are Family 59; Sidney W. Christmas, Family 60 & Tillman Christmas, Family 61.]


5659. Pauline Christmas-15103


Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC) - May 22, 2006 - GenealogyBank.com
Pauline Christmas Ferguson, age 68, of North Charleston, SC, widow of John E. Ferguson, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., in Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 7113 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC 29406. Entombment to follow at Carolina Memorial Park. A visitation will be held on Monday, May 22, 2006, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Miller of North Charleston, SC, Marie Carmack of Bethlehem, PA, son, Paul Ferguson of North Charleston, SC, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also included are sisters, Dolly Killion and Pat Powers, both of Goose Creek, SC. Predeceased by husband, John E. Ferguson and brother, Joseph Christmas. Ms. Ferguson was born on December 22, 1937, in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, she was the daughter of Joseph Jackson Christmas and Mary Magdeline Christmas.

Ms. Ferguson was retired with civil service as a bookkeeper with the United States Army. She was a member of the Charleston Rifle Club Ladies Auxiliary. Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to: American Lung Association, 1941 Savage Road, Charleston, SC 29407. Arrangements by CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, NORTH CHARLESTON, Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.


5661. Joseph Benjamin Christmas-15105


US Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 - Ancestry.com
Name: Joseph Benjamin Christmas; Service Info.: PVT US ARMY; Birth Date: 20 Jul 1945; Death Date: 20 May 2003; Cemetery: Carolina Memorial Gardens; Cemetery Address: 7133 Rivers Avenue (North Charleston, SC) Charleston, SC 29406


2346. Joseph Jackson Christmas-5392


1940 Census, Williamsburg Co., SC; Sumter; Family 62; ED: 45-15, p. 4A list Jackson Christmas, age 35, laborer for W.P.A; wife, Mary, 25 & dau. Paulin, 2. [WHT: Brother, Madison & family are Family 59; Sidney W. Christmas, Family 60 & Tillman Christmas, Family 61.]


Mary Magdalene Christmas-5390


[WHT: my thanks to Mary Miller, granddaughter of Mary M. Christmas, for providing children and descendant information in March/April 2007.]
This family photo was taken before my Grandmother (Mary Christmas) passed away, and at the last place she lived. I believe this was Easter between 1987-1988.

Back row: from left Bobby Powers (Patricia’s husband), Brian Killion (Dolly’s only living son), Carlton Killion (Dolly’s husband)

4th Row: from left me (Mary Ferguson Miller (dark hair pulled back), Carla Killion (Dolly’s only daughter), Diane (J.B.’s wife), Jay (J.B.’s name sake) Joey (J.B.’s eldest son

3rd Row: from left Deny (Pat’s oldest daughter), Pat (my aunt-short lady behind my Grandmother), Susan (Pat’s youngest daughter)

2nd Row: from left Stanley Wright (my grandmother’s 2nd husband after Granddaddy passed away) Monica (my daughter-hugging my Grandmother), Pauline (my Mother), Michael (J.B’s next to eldest son)

1st Row: from left Christal (Brian’s exwife), Marie (my sister) Tony (my brother), Dolly (my aunt), J.B. (Joseph Benjamin, my uncle)

Two Children in Front: Boy-Jeff (J.B.’s youngest son), Christina (my niece - Marie’s only child).


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