Deacon Major P. McFadden, son of the late Pearl Davis and Alfred Deas, Sr., was born
November 9, 1939, in Florence County. He served and fought in the Korean War in the United
States Army. He worked for the Lake City Housing Authority for over 24 years and was
enjoying his retirement when he departed his earthly life after a brief illness at the McLeod
Deacon Major P. McFadden gave his life to Christ and served faithfully as a Deacon of St.
Mark Believers Holiness Church. He was known for his famous lemonade. He loved fishing and
football and was very upset when his Washington Redskins lost a game.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Davis; his father, Alfred Deas, Sr.; and his
brother, Reverend Alfred Deas, Jr.; and one grandson Sheldon Eugene Hampton; two brothers-
in-law Henry McKenzie and Jerome Graham.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 55 years Patricia McFadden; two sons Major
(Latonya) Junior McFadden of Charlotte, NC and Derrek McFadden of Greenville, SC.; two
daughters Theresa (Eugene) Hampton of Lumberton, NC and Taneisha (Johnathan) Ham of
Olanta, SC.; a sister, Ruth Butler of Patterson, NJ; brother Reverend Jimmy (Ruth) Deas of East
Orange, NJ; six sisters-in law Carrie Deas of Cumberland, MD, Evelyn Lao of Mechanicsburg,
VA, Lucille Allen of Philadelphia, PA, Carolyn Graham, Barbara Garland, and Janet Graham of
Lake City, SC; one brother-in-law Willie James Graham; 17 grandchildren; 6 great
grandchildren; and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.