We are saddened to tell you of the passing of Ms. Thelma Drayton, mother of Charleston 9 member James Earl Drayton. Ms. Thelma was a sweet lady who many of us came to know during the days after the loss of the Charleston 9. Our most sincere sympathy goes out to her entire family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsmithmcnealfh.com. W.M. SMITH-MCNEAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2 Radcliffe Street, Charleston, SC will announce funeral services later this week.