This information is taken from the Obituary of my Grandfather Maston Bethea, Sr. Wed. Feb.1, 1984 held at New Zion AME Zion Church, Dillon, SC.
His parents were Rev. Thomas Jefferson Bethea & Hattie Calhoun Bethea in Dillon County, SC, December 27, 1900.
He married Lucille Littles in 1923 they has 1 son Thomas. Lucille Littles Bethea died in 1924 and there son died in 1968.
His 2nd marriage was to Lila McBride. Her parents were William McBride & Sarah Ann Bethea-McBride. They had 12 children.
7 of their 12 children and Grandma Lila died before grand-dad.
Remaining family were 2 sons (my father) Rev. Maston Bethea, Jr. & Cledis Bethea of Bennettsville, SC. Daughters Sarah Ann Bethea-McCrea, Annie Louise Bethea-Smith & Mary Frances Bethea-McLeod of Brooklyn, New York. Two brothers, Cladwell (Wade) Bethea, of Maxton, NC & Burrie Bethea of Brooklyn, New York. Two sisters Rosa Lee Bethea-
Bethea (Married to David Bethea), and Annie Bethea-Robinson of Hamlet, NC.
Buried in New Zion Church Cementry. Member of Joppa Masonic Lodge #30