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Charles Sherrill Burner

Charles Sherrill Bruner, 76, of Dunnellon, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 in Dunnellon.

A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 30 in Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Beverly Hills, Fla.

A native of Cheraw, Mr. Bruner was a son of Paul and Ione Bennett Bruner. He went to Dunnellon from Panama City, Fla. in 1991 and remained there for 12 years. He had retired from the United States Air Force in 1975 with 30 years of active service in aircraft maintenance. He was a member of Crystal River United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #58, Dunnellon. He was a lifetime member of Edward W. Penno V.F.W. Post #4864, Citrus Springs, DAV, NCOA (Non-Commissioned Officers Association), and Air Force Sergeants Association. He was a 4th degree Mason with Callaway Masonic Lodge #369 in Callaway, York Rite Masonic Bodies of Panama City and a Shriner with Shaddai Shrine Temple in Panama City. He had received his 50-year Masonic Pin and was a member of Panama City Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #102.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Patsy Bruner of Dunnellon; a daughter, April Bradshaw of Bay City, Texas; a brother, John Robert Bruner of Columbia; three grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Flora M. Holliman of Dunnellon; two nieces; two nephews; and several aunts and uncles.

Arrangements were entrusted to Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Estelle Cole

Estelle Cole, 70, of Wallace, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Cheraw. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Cole was a daughter of the late Hezekiah and Ruth Crowder Cole. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.

Surviving are six children, Shelia Cole, Jeffery Cole of Queens, N.Y., Michael Cole and Anita (Veto) Lemar of Brooklyn, N.Y., Peggy Gould and Prince Cole of Rockingham, N.C.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Linda Hamilton of Washington, D.C., and Elouise Galloway of Long Island, N.Y.; three brothers, John Cole of Washington, D.C., James Cole and Hezekiah Cole Jr. of the home; an aunt, Etta Gadson of Bronx, N.Y.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and a brother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Ruby Genevieve Snowden Floyd

Ruby Genevieve Snowden Floyd, 94, of Lake City, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004 in Florence.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 in Lake City Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Lake City First Baptist Church Building or Music Fund, 110 S. Church St., Lake City, S.C. 29560.

Born in Indiantown, Mrs. Floyd was a daughter of the late William James and Amelia Josina Snowden. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and a dedicated educator who taught in Florence County schools for over 15 years. She was a member of Indiantown Presbyterian Church and joined Lake City First Baptist Church after her marriage to the late Felton Livingston Floyd. Mrs. Floyd was a member of the Cecil Rogers Sunday School Class, Tuesday Afternoon Literary Club and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Amelia Floyd (Derrick) Barton of Memphis, Tenn., and Elizabeth "Libby" (Tommy) Atkinson of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Amelia Catherine Greer, Kevin Thomas Atkinson and Jason Floyd Atkinson; and three great-grandchildren, William Stewart Greer, Matthew Snowden Greer and Kaitlin Genevieve Atkinson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brockington Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Otis B. Gainey

Otis B. Gainey, 77, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 from Patrick Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gainey was a son of the late Walter Blease and Mary Jordan Gainey. He was a retired employee of Carolina Canners and a United States Army veteran. Mr. Gainey was a member of Patrick Baptist Church, DAV Chapter 47 and WOW. He was married to the late Mittie Purvis Gainey.

Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Larry Gainey of Wallace, and Otis Gainey Jr. of Chesterfield; two daughters, Patsy G. White of Patrick, and Anita G. Hicks of Hartsville; a sister, Marie Tolson of Patrick; a special friend, Grace Wallace of Cheraw; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Horace Gary

Horace Gary, 66, of Cheraw, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in McCall-Shields Cemetery.

Mr. Gary was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County. After school, he started a career with O.C. Howard and Jimmy Thompson. He was married to Jessie Mae McMillian.

Surviving are his children, Horace (Junior) Gary and Tammy (Keith) Gary Avents all of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren, Donté Smith, Jessica Gary, Sidney Baldwin, Keivon Avents, Keisha Gary and Keith Gary all of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Bernice Rutherford of New York City; brothers, Edward (Jennie) Gary of Cheraw, James Gary of New York, N.Y., and Leroy (Lady) Gary of Cleveland, Ohio; an aunt, Marie (Charles) Williams of Walterboro; an uncle, Herbert Shields of Englewood, N.J.; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Alphonso O. Gary; a sister, Annie Mae Dorsey; and a brother, Henry Gary.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Horace 'Doll' Grooms Jr.

Horace "Doll" Grooms Jr., 73, of Cheraw, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 from Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Jones Family Cemetery.

Born in Kershaw County, Mr. Grooms was a son of Maggie Grooms and the late Horace Grooms Sr. H was an active member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He was educated at Cross Road Elementary School and attended Coulter Academy in Cheraw. He was called to military service in 1951, serving in the Infantry Division where he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, two bronze Stars and the United Nations Service Medal. After separation from the military, Mr. Grooms relocated to New York where he studied and learned the trade of screen printing. He owned and operated a screen printing business in Rock Hill and retired as a Master Screen Printer in 1999. He was first married to the late Ella McGee, and then to the late May Etta Caldwell.

Surviving are a son, Mark (Sandra Tribble) Grooms of Charlotte, N.C.; three daughters, Patricia (Freddie Covington) Newton of Bennettsville, Cynthia (Horace) Jennings of Rock Hill, and Linda McGee of New York City; his mother of Wallace; two sisters, Minnie McGee and Rosa Bell Leak of Wallace; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Grooms of Wallace and Ida Mae Dart of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and adopted sister, Shirley Rambert; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Wilson C. Harris

Wilson C. Harris, 90, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003 at Chesterfield Convalescent Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward Davidson officiating. Burial followed in the Teal Family Cemetery, Teal Cemetery Road, Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to the Teal Family Cemetery Fund, c/o Charlie B. Teal, 301 Turner Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Harris was a son of the late Austin C. Harris and Bessie Fields Harris. He was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church, Bennettsville, but had attended Zoar United Methodist Church, Cheraw, for more than 30 years. He retired in 1972 from the United States Postal Service as a postman.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth Teal Gaddy Harris; a son, John W. Harris of Vero Beach, Fla.; a sister, Della H. Eskridge of Charlotte, N.C.; a grandson, Heath Harris of Vero Beach; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth G. Rivers of Chesterfield; three step-grandchildren, Amy R. Kiely of Liverpool, N.Y., Chris Rivers of Chesterfield, and Craig Rivers of Columbia; three nieces, Candy Altman, Nancy Williams and Cassie Eskridge; four step-great-grandchildren; and five half-nieces, including Virginia H. Campbell of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by a brother, A.C. Harris Jr.; a sister, Lucy Harris; and three half-brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Jack Stewart Hogan

Jack Stewart Hogan, 74, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Pleasant Grove Unit4ed Methodist Church, 1016 Tec Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520. E-condolences may be left at Kiserfuneralhome.com.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Hogan was raised by his parents, the late John Henry and Josie Hamer Glover Hatchell. He was the son of the late William Joseph Jr. and Maxine Elizabeth Hatchell Hogan. He attended Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Mr. Hogan was a member of the South Carolina High School Football Officiating Association for 25-plus years and officiated little league recreational baseball. He was a member of the Gamecock Booster Club and was an Army/National Guard veteran. He was a retired mechanical engineer from J.P. Stevens Company with 25-plus years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Odom Hogan of Cheraw; three sons, Jack Stewart (Rives) Hogan Jr. of Florence, Ronnie Carroll (Wendy) Hogan of Statesville, N.C., and Kevin Jack (Maila) Hogan of San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Susan Hogan (Bobby) Owens of Florence, and Kristi Hogan (Clay) Jackson of Pageland; a brother, William Joseph (Butch) Hogan III of Manning; two sisters, Evelyn Anderson of Myrtle Beach, and Patsy Hancock Conner of Conway; and eight grandchildren, Matt Owens, Stewart Owens, Samantha Owens, Rachel Hogan and Kirk Hogan all of Florence, Dillon Jackson and Zane Jackson of Pageland, and Kaile Hogan of San Diego.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Steve Evander Howle

Steve Evander Howle, 87, of Society Hill, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 from Mount Olivet Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Wells officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Howle was a son of the late Boyd and Hattie Hawkins Howle. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie Edwards Howle of Society Hill; three sons, Bud (Patricia) Howle and Phillip Howle all of Cheraw, and Joe Howle of Hartsville; four daughters, Ethel Byrd, Carolyn (Don) Huggins and Jane (Ricky) Huggins all of Hartsville, and Judy (Edwin) Weatherford of Darlington; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Christolas Myers and Linda Weatherford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Lucy Vivian Hough Johnson

Lucy Vivian Hough Johnson, 87, of Griffin, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003 at her home in Griffin, Ga.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 from Kelleytown Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bpafuneralhome.com.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Johnson, who was married to the late Warren Elmore "W.E." Johnson for 59 years, and was a daughter of the late William Franklin and Maude Lowery Hough. She was a member of Kelleytown Baptist Church for over 45 years, was a member of the Ruth Kelley Sunday School Class and Women's Circle #1, and she and her husband worked with various children's programs over the years. She was previously employed with Sonoco Products Company and the Hartsville Cotton Mill, and was an active member of Woodmen of the World.

Surviving are a daughter, Becky (Wayne) Clanton of Griffin; three grandchildren, Matthew Clanton, Bryan Clanton and Lisa Clanton all of Griffin; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Nolan Gainey, Quin Johnson and Sarah Hough all of Hartsville, Anna Elizabeth Griggs of Concord, N.C., Floreet Johnson of Monroe, N.C., and Sarah Edmondson of Salisbury, N.C.; and two nephews, Otis B. Hough Jr. of Winston-Salem, N.C., Billy Hough of Spartanburg.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Otis Hough Sr. and Roy Hough, and a sister, Annie Rivers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Herman Mason

Herman Mason, 74, of Mt. Croghan, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Ansonville, N.C., Mr. Mason was a son of the late William M. and Lillie Ussery Mason. He was a retired knitting machine mechanic and a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 134 and Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Mr. Mason was an avid golfer and a member and past champion of Green River Country Club.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Welch Mason of the home; a daughter, Karen M. Faulkenberry and Dennis E. Bush of Marion, Va.; a sister, Patsy M. (Bill Jr.) Hooks of Wadesboro, N.C.; two grandsons, Jason W. (Penny) Faulkenberry of Frankton, Ind., and James P. Faulkenberry of Marion, Va.; special friends, Debbie L. Carpenter of Chesterfield, Crystal and Robert Battaglia and Angie and Rover Blevins all of Marion, Va.; seven nephews; 11 nieces; and his loyal dog, Bear.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter in 1965.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

John Edward Mauney

A graveside service for John Edward Mauney, 79, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 in Jefferson Cemetery.

Born in Shelby, N.C., Mr. Mauney was a son of Bailey and Nola Cooper Mauney. He worked for Caroknit and was a World War II Navy veteran.

Surviving are a son, John Edward Mauney Jr.; a daughter, Joan Spurling; a sister, Carolyn Turner; three grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Leslie Elliott Meares

Services for Leslie Elliott Meares, 87, of West Columbia, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 from Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Hebron UMC or to the Wesleyan Fellowship Class.

Born in Clarkton, N.C., Mr. Meares was a son of the late Elihu and Annie Smith Meares. He was involved in high school athletics and pitched baseball for the Palmetto League. He attended Clemson University and retired as a railroad conductor from the Savannah River Project. Prior to working 26 years at Savannah River, he worked 10 years on the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. He was a member of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church and formerly of Williston Methodist Church and McBee Methodist Church, where he held several church offices. He was a former member of McBee Masonic Lodge in McBee.

Surviving are his wife, Christine Lucas Meares of West Columbia; two daughters, Betsy (Jerry) Chitty of West Columbia, and Nancy Lucas Meares of Lexington; grandchildren, Michael Scott Chitty of West Columbia, Elizabeth "Liz" Chitty (Dr. Joe Blair "Trey" III) Castles of Columbia; two grandsons, Jason Connon Littlefield of Lexington, and Matthew P. Hodges of Lexington; two great-grandsons, Joe Blair "Tradd" Castles IV and Sanders Lucas Castles of Columbia; a sister, Betty Meares Bierer of Columbia; a sister-in-law, Margie Lucas of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Olivia Bishop 'Sweet' Rivers

Olivia Bishop "Sweet" Rivers, 92, of Mt. Croghan, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Inman, Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late William Whitner and Essie Hall Bishop. She was a graduate of Lander University and was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Chesterfield County school system for 32 years. Mrs. Rivers was a member of Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church and was married to the late Ivey Noel Rivers.

She was the last surviving member of her family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Joe Darrell Moore

Joe Darrell Moore, 60, of Bennettsville, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29 from Christ United Methodist Church. Burial, with Masonic Rites, followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 819 North Marlboro St., Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Moore was a son of the late Eldon Edward and Evelyn Ivey Moore. He was a retired insurance company manager, was a member of Marlboro Masonic Lodge #88 A.F.M. and York Rites Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees.

Surviving are his wife, Patsy Lackey Moore of Bennettsville; two daughters, Ann Moore (Rich) Payne of Columbia, and Jody Moore (Kai) Yeh of Charleston; a brother, Eldon (Mary Ellen) Moore II of Cheraw; a sister, Betty (Joe) Usher of Cheraw; his stepmother, Ella Moore of Bennettsville; three and grandchildren, David Payne, Laura Payne and Sam Payne.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Stanley G. Polson

Stanley G. Polson, 88, of Patrick, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Patrick Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 209, Patrick, S.C. 29584; or the Patrick Fire Department.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Polson was a son of the late Pressley Belton and Annie Irene Futrell Polson. He was a retired carpenter.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Susie Campbell Polson of the home; four sons, Dale Polson, Ernie (Teresa) Polson, Richie (Lesa) Polson and Mickey Polson all of Patrick; five grandchildren, Douglas Scott "Shane", Tara Michelle, Amanda Faith, Matthew Blake and Chris Elliott; a great-grandchild, MaKayla Shayne; a brother, C.W. Polson of Simpsonville; and two sisters, Sara Nezzie Davis of Cheraw, and Loretta Roscoe of Ruby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Susie E. Polson

Susie E. Polson, 70, of Patrick, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Patrick Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 37, Patrick, S.C. 29584; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Polson was a daughter of the late Jessie Duncan and Mattie Roscoe Campbell. She was a homemaker and member of Patrick Presbyterian Church. She was married to the late Stanley G. Polson, who died Dec. 30, 2003, for 50 years.

Surviving are four sons, Dale Polson, Ernie (Teresa) Polson, Richie (Lesa) Polson and Mickey Polson all of Patrick; five grandchildren, Douglas Scott "Shane", Tara Michelle, Amanda Faith, Matthew Blake and Chris Elliott; a great-grandchild, MaKayla Shayne; a brother-in law, C.W. Polson of Simpsonville; and two sisters-in-law, Sara Nezzie Davis of Cheraw, and Loretta Roscoe of Ruby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Clifton 'Cliff' Eldridge Price

Clifton "Cliff" Eldridge Price, 71, of Orangeburg, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4 from Four Holes Baptist Church in Orangeburg. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Four Holes Baptist Church Sound System Fund, 1622 Four Holes Road, Orangeburg, S.C. 29115.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Wimberly Garrick Price of Orangeburg; a son, Clifton E. Price Jr. of McBee; four daughters, Fran Perry of Kingsport, Tenn., Stephanie Pressler and Sandy Watts both of Kershaw, and Tasha Pebbles of Camden; two stepsons, Dr. Edsel Garrick of Columbia, and Kevin H. Garrick of St. George; a stepdaughter, Shelia Freeman of Birmingham, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Marshall of Sumter, and Willene Coward and Viva Ammons both of Bethune; and two brothers, Fred L. Price of Columbia, and Milton Price of Bethune.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Herbert W. Rounseville Jr.

Herbert W. Rounseville Jr., 68, of Newark Valley, N.Y.,

A funeral service was private. Following cremation at Tioga Point Crematory, Athens, Pa., inurnment was in Rounseville Cemetery, East Freetown, Md. Formerly of Chesterfield, Mr. Rounseville was a son of Herbert Sr. and Isabel Rounseville.

Surviving are his wife, Roberta DelPrete Rounseville; his mother; children, Robert Rounseville, Richard, Gaenett Bolan, Melody Davis; six grandchildren; and four siblings.

Arrangements were entrusted to MacPherson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Julius Franklin Streater Sr.

Julius Franklin Streater Sr., of West Columbia, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 in Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Streater was a son of Belton and Mary Leak Streater. He was a Mason and a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are children, Julius Jr., Cynthia, Yolanda; two brothers; four sisters; grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Sara Brigman Stuard

Sara Brigman Stuard, 83, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 from First Southern Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Southern Methodist Church, c/o Patsy Caulder, 5096 Teals Mill Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Stuard was a daughter of the late Charlie and Susie Chewning Brigman. She was a retired secretary with Chesterfield County Farm Bureau. Mrs. Stuard was a charter member of First Southern Methodist Church where she

served as former church Treasurer and was a member of the Woman's Missionary Society. She was married to the late James Stuard.

Surviving are three nephews, Eddie Rivers of Atlanta, Ga., Jimmy Rivers of Thomson, Ga., and David Rivers of Evans, Ga.; a brother-in-law, Donald Rivers of Thomson; and special friends, R.P. and Barbara Presson of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Grady Brigman and a sister, Grace B. Rivers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 8, 2004.

Zelma A. Baggett

Zelma A. Baggett, 43, of Chesterfield, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 after an illness.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 8 from Grooms Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Baggett was a daughter of the late Mildred and James Hinson. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and Rhema Word Church in Chesterfield.

Surviving are four daughters, Tasha Evans, Tanesha Evans, and Markita Baggett all of Cheraw; a brother, Clyde Evans of Chesterfield; a sister, Etta Jane Little of Meriden, Conn.; nine grandchildren; an aunt, Pat Hughes of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Nancy Evans of Chesterfield; a brother-in-law, Danny Little of Meriden; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Groom's Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Betty Jane Meares Bierer

A funeral service for Betty Jane Meares Bierer, 77, of Columbia, was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 from McBee Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Chris Denny officiating. Burial followed at 2 p.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia.

Memorials may be made to the McBee Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 355, McBee, S.C. 29101.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Martha Mae Hillian Bowles

Martha Mae Hillian Bowles, 75, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Bowles was a daughter of the late the Rev. Rufus A. and Maggie Spencer Hillian. She attended Coulter Academy and graduated from Chesterfield Colored High School. While in her late teens, Mrs. Bowles moved to Baltimore, Mary., where she worked as a nursing assistant for John Hopkins Hospital and as a podiatrist assistant to Dr. Goldberg. She retired from St. Agnes Hospital as a nursing assistant in the nursery.

Mrs. Bowles was a member of New Shiloh Baptist Church and was active in several clubs and boards under the leadership of the Revs. Timothy Bodie and Harold A. Carter. When she moved to Cheraw, Mrs. Bowles attended her home church, Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church.

Surviving are a son, Darrell Langbourne (Gina) Bowles of Cheraw; a daughter, Gloria Jean Bowles of Baltimore; four brothers, Lonnie Edward (Maggie Mae) Hillian of Chesterfield, Rufus Parnell (Arziner) Hillian and Ernest Eugene Hillian all of Cheraw, and James Timothy (Edna) Hillian of Chesterfield; three sisters, Gwendolyn Hillian Turnage of Chesterfield, Marilyn Hillian (Callie) Ellison of Hamlet, N.C., and Joyce Hillian (LeRoy) Funderburk of Charlotte, N.C.; two aunts, Utensie Hillian of Newburg, N.Y., and Roseanna Hillian of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Yale, Chase and Miracle; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Lloyd McKinley Caldwell

Lloyd McKinley Caldwell, 80, of Pageland, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004 in Union Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 from Pageland First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 126, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Cramerton, N.C., Mr. Caldwell was a son of the late Robert M. and Carrie A. Horton Caldwell. He was the owner/operator of Caldwell's Barber Shop, a Mason, and member of the American Legion. He was a South Carolina Barber Inspector and the Chesterfield County Election Registrar. A member of First Baptist Church and the Millon Tucker Sunday School Class, Mr. Caldwell was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served in World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Caldwell of the home; three sons, Lloyd (Pat) Caldwell and Charles (Angie) Caldwell all of Pageland, and Barry (Maria) Caldwell of Monroe, N.C.; a daughter, Carolyn C. Rayfield of Kernersville, N.C.; a brother, Norman (Caronell) Caldwell of Pageland; a sister, Mary C. (Edward) Rowell of Charlotte, N.C.; a special niece, Bonnie Wright of Rock Hill; a special great-niece, Wanda Roberts of Pineville, N.C.; grand-

children, Jack and Robin Rayfield, Tracy and Ann Caldwell, Heather Caldwell, C.J. Caldwell, Sam Caldwell, John Lynn, Anna Caldwell and Jonathan Caldwell; and great-grandchildren, Whitney Rayfield, Madison Rayfield, Brittany Caldwell, Brent Caldwell and Bella Caldwell.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton Caldwell and Leonard Caldwell, and a special brother, Aaron Caldwell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Josephine Pressley Gardner

Josephine Pressley Gardner, 77, Kershaw, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 in Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 from Flat Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bart Miles officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Flat Creek Baptist Church, 3737 Victory Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Gardner was a daughter of the late Van Pressley and Mary Miller Pressley and was the wife of the late Minor Franklin Gardner. She retired from Springs Industries, was a member of Senior Circle and was an active member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Harold (Betty) Gardner of Kershaw; a sister, Margaret (Jimmy) Hinson of North Myrtle Beach; and three grandchildren, Corey Gardner, Danielle Gardner and Caroline Gardner.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Pressley, and a sister, Sally McCain.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

William L. Earwood

William L. Earwood, 19, of Pageland, died Jan. 10, 2004 in an automobile accident in Rock Hill.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 from High Point Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church, 16 High Point Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Surviving are his parents, Betty Hunter Earwood of Pageland and David L. Earwood of Monroe, N.C.; a sister, Spring L. Wilson of Pageland; and two grandmothers, Lottie H. Hunter of Pageland, and Ada Earwood of Raleigh, NC.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Martha Christina Hillian

A funeral service for Martha Christina Hillian, 57, of Chesterfield, was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004 from Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Ms. Hillian was a daughter of Rose and John. She was educated in Brooklyn and was a stenography student at Eli Whitney High School. After completion of her education, she was employed with the New York City Department of Transportation until her retirement in 2003. She was formerly married to Gerald Clarke.

Surviving are a sister, Barbara; a brother, Harold; a brother-in-law, Clark Adger; a sister-in-law, Rose Hillian; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Willie Ann Green

Willie Ann Green, 76, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004.

Memorials may be made to Brocks Mill Baptist Church, Cheraw, or to the American Cancer Society.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Green was a daughter of the late Aaron J. Sellers and Alberta Sumner Sellers. She was the widow of William L. Green.

Surviving are three daughters, Lana (Steve) Lewis of Greenwood, Debra (Ray) Kelly of Chapin, and Connie Sellers of Indian Trail, N.C.; three grandchildren, Ashli Wiley of Wake Forest, N.C., and Ken Lewis and Neil Lewis of Greenwood; four brothers, Homer Sellers of Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., Grady Sellers of Matthews, N.C., David Sellers of Florence, and Boyce Sellers of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Narciss Johnson

Narciss Johnson, 79, of Chesterfield, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 at Cheraw Healthcare, Inc.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Gene Evans and Mary Chapman. She was a member of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church where she served on the Missionary Board and sang with the Spiritual Gospel Singers Choir.

Surviving are her husband, Lee Johnson of Chesterfield; a daughter, Doretha (C.L.) Watson of Chesterfield; an adopted son, Bobby Leander Watson of Bennettsville; three grandchildren, Bobby Leander Watson Jr., Teresa Watson and Allen Watson; a brother-in-law, Clarence O.B. Johnson of Norfolk, Va.; four sisters-in-law, Rose Ann Alexander of Chesterfield, Flora Bell Dixon of Fayetteville, N.C., Ruby john Lee of Norwood, N.C., and Dorothy Johnson Singleton of Denver, Col.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Savannah Ford, Alease Watson, Corine Nivens and Thelma Williams; and a brother, Son Nivens.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Arie Welsh Lisenby

Arie Welsh Lisenby, 91, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, c/o Sharon Sweatt, 48 Herbie Lane, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Lisenby was a daughter of the late Ben Heath and Bessie Rayfield Welsh. She was a retired textile supervisor and member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are four siblings, Benson Welsh and Charles Welsh of Chesterfield, and Mildred Seller and Betty Redfearn of Cheraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbert Welsh, Jack Welsh and Lawson Welsh, and two sisters, Hester Moore and Janelle Graham.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home., Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Lee Willard 'Cletus' Mungo Jr.

Lee Willard "Cletus" Mungo Jr., 51, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the family cemetery.

Born in Union County, Mr. Mungo was a son of Betty Mills Mungo and the late Lee Willard Mungo. He was an employee with the South Carolina Department of Public Transportation in Lancaster County and attended Pine Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Pendarvis of the home; two sons, Scott Mungo of Lancaster, and B.J. Mungo of Huntersville, N.C.; four stepdaughters, Jessica Freeman of Kershaw, Jennifer Melton of Jefferson, Tammy Pendarvis of Santee, and Paula Pendarvis of Greer; his mother of Indian Trail, N.C.; a brother, Ricky Mungo of Pageland; two sisters, Pat Sims of Wingate, N.C., and Donna Williams of Indian Trail; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Mungo.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

48 Herbie Lane, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Lisenby was a daughter of the late Ben Heath and Bessie Rayfield Welsh. She was a retired textile supervisor and member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are four siblings, Benson Welsh and Charles Welsh of Chesterfield, and Mildred Seller and Betty Redfearn of Cheraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbert Welsh, Jack Welsh and Lawson Welsh, and two sisters, Hester Moore and Janelle Graham.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Ruby Smith Middleton

Ruby Smith Middleton, 88, of Charlotte, N.C., died Monday, Jan. 5, 20024.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Middleton was a daughter of John and Fodie Turner Smith. She was a supervisor with Telephone Exchange.

Surviving are her husband, William "Bunk" Middleton; and a sister, Nan Outen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Daniel P. Owen

Daniel P. Owen, 57, of Pageland, died Friday, Jan.9, 2004 at Hospice of Monroe, N.C. after a period of illness.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Gunthersville, Ala., Mr. Owen was a son of the late Carl John and Hazel Marie Lizer Owen. He grew up in East Tennessee and joined the United States Army at the age of 17. Her served for 48 months in Vietnam and retired as a Sergeant in 1977.

Surviving are his wife, Joy R. Owen of Pageland; and a son, John P. Owen of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Baby Girl Quick

Baby Girl Quick, of Cheraw, infant daughter of Tony and Tonda Quick, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004.

A private service was held in Cheraw.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a sister, Hannah Huckabee of the home; paternal grandmother, Anita Quick; maternal grandparents, Russ and Rose Anhalt.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Charlie Quick, and maternal grandmother, Betty Antley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Agnes Baker Self

Agnes Baker Self, 86, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 from Oakland Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Lancaster County, Mrs. Self was a daughter of the late William and Maggie Belk Baker. She was a retired cook, having worked for 17 years at the Snack Basket. Mrs. Self was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and was married to the late Thomas W. Self.

Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn (Walter) Kinsey of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Clara J. Self and Frances (Jerry) Pruitt of Chesterfield; a brother, William "Bill" Baker of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janie Mae Johns.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Bernice Walters Sparks

Bernice Walters Sparks, 83, of Port Orange, Fla., and formerly of Rock Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 from Catawba Baptist Church, Rock Hill. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Sparks was a daughter of Benjamin and Carrie Campbell Walters, and the widow of Carl Sparks.

Surviving are a son, Ronald Sparks; and five siblings.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greene Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Jimmy Tallon

Jimmy Tallon, 84, of Lamar, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 from Lamar First Baptist Church. Interment followed in Lamar Cemetery directed by of Lamar.

Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648.

Born in Sumter County, Mr. Tallon was a son of the late Paul Kistler and Annie Laurie Gopfert Tallon. He served in the United States Army. While in the Army, he was a member of the last division of the Horse Cavalry. Mr. Tallon was a member of Lamar First Baptist Church where he taught the Senior Citizens Men's Class #1. Mr. Tallon worked for the South Carolina Highway Department for many years before retiring in 1971. After his retirement, he became a teacher and taught auto mechanics at Darlington Career Center, Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College and Florence-Darlington Technical College. He was also a member of Lamar American Legion Post #94.

Surviving are a son, James Bradley (Penny) Tallon Jr. of Lynchburg; two daughters, Sara Ann (Charles) Caban of Marietta, Ga., and Miriam (Bradley) Swiler of Florence; a brother, William G. (Mary) Tallon of Elgin; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by his wife of 62 years, Meda Randolph Tallon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Margaret Sullivan Truesdale

A funeral service for Margaret Sullivan Truesdale, 78, of Camden, was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 from Malvern Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Allen, Warren Weeks and Edward N. Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, S.C. 29020.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Truesdale was a daughter of the late Herbert and Doll Harpe Sullivan. She was a longtime member of Malvern Hill Baptist Church where she was active in the Dorcus Sunday School Class. She had retired after 42 years of service from the Hermitage, Inc. in Camden. She was married to the late Herbert Truesdale, of Westville, for over 55 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Diane T. McLaughlin of Columbia, and Geri T. Stanley of Irmo; a son, E. Lloyd Truesdale of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Dina C. Whatley of Dallas, Texas, Chesnee M. (David) Murdock of Woodway, Texas, and Raven L. McLaughlin of Greenville; two great-grandchildren, Wemberly Murdock and Channing Murdock of Woodway; two brothers, Isaac (Peggy) Sullivan of Kershaw, and Ralph (Eddie) Sullivan of Lancaster; five sisters, Clarine S. (Judson) Ogburn and Cora L. (William) Newman all of Bethune, Grace Hoffstein of Lake City, Helen S. (Donnie) Horton of Jefferson, and Loretta S. Belk of Kershaw; and loving friend, Howard Barnes.

She was preceded by brothers, Clayton Sullivan, Carrol Sullivan, Ray Sullivan and William "Bud" Sullivan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shives Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Kenneth Leon Tyner

Kenneth Leon Tyner, of Hartsville, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Tyner officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Darlington Moose Lodge #595, P.O. Box 84, Darlington, S.C. 29532. Condolences may be expressed at www.bpafuneralhome.com.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Tyner was a son of the late John Lucas and Velma Gainey Tyner. He was a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, a retired electrician and was a member of the Darlington Moose Lodge #595 where he was recognized for many outstanding services.

Surviving are daughters, Rita Faye Clifton of Lineville, Ala, Jerrie Gaye (Kenneth) Whited of Ashland, Ala, Tammy Lynn (Khaled) Elaggan of Hamburg, Penn.; a sister, Dorothy Sue Lemmons of Hartsville; a brother, Willie Tyner of Hartsville; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by former wife, Jodene Smith Tyner, six brothers, and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 15,2004.

Azilean Yvonne Davis Armond

Azilean Yvonne Davis Armond, 61, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Armond was a daughter of the late Chancie Davis and Ada Bell Johnson Davis Wright. She had been a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, the Rugged Cross Baptist Church and Crossover Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. When she retired after 23 years of service to ArrowLock Inc., she returned to Cheraw and rejoined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Mrs. Armond attended the public schools of Chesterfield County, graduating from Long High School in 1960. She also graduated from Wilfred Academy of Beauty in Brooklyn as a licensed cosmetologist.

Surviving are her husband of 30 years, Walter; two sons, Mark Vincent and Martell Vernard; a daughter, Michelle Valarie; four sisters, Elease (Matthew) Miller, Arie (George) Goldson, Oralee (Samuel) Pitts, Susan (Alender) Gerald; a brother, Henry (Delilah) Johnson; six grandchildren Mark II, Marie, Martell II, Marquita, Kiera and Jamaisa; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert Lee Davis, Edward Lee Davis, Sumter Bass, Robert Short and Johnny Johnson; and two sisters, Ruth Ingram and Mabel Wright.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Bessie Mae Brown Dogans

Bessie Mae Brown Dogans, 73, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Born in McBee, Mrs. Dogans was a daughter of the late Beaulah Knox Brown Thompson and the late Charlie Brown Sr., and was married to the late Ernest Dogans. She lived in Hartford, Con., for 25 years and attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church and sang in the Booster Choir. She moved to Cheraw and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where she served as President of the Senior Choir and assistant to the Senior Missionary Society, Senior

Circle and Senior Circle Choir. She was also a member of the Coulter Alumni.

Surviving are two daughters, Lois Carolyn (Ernest L.) Kenney of East Hartford, Con., and Rhonda (Wilton) Woolcock of Snellville, Ga.; two sons, Charles Julius Raymond (Jean M.) Dogans of Cheraw, and James Franklin (Becky) Brown of West Windsor, Con.; two brothers, Herbert Brown of Dillon, and Charlie Brown Jr. of Oakland, Cal.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

William L. Earwood

William L. Earwood, 19, of Pageland, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 due to an automobile accident in Rock Hill.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 13 from High Point Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church, 16 High Point Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Surviving are his parents, Betty Hunter Earwood of Pageland, and David L. Earwood of Monroe, N.C.; a sister, Spring L. Wilson of Pageland; and two grandmothers, Lottie H. Hunter of Pageland, and Ada Earwood of Raleigh, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Maxine Rivers Eddins

Maxine Rivers Eddins, 66, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004 in Anson Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Joe Kirkpatrick and Bob Herron officiating. Burial followed in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Polly Garris, 131 Highland Drive, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Eddins was a daughter of the late Eugene and Myrtle Lee Davis Rivers, and was the widow of Henry Kenneth Eddins. She was a homemaker and member of Cathedral Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Kerwin Eddins of Morven, N.C.; a daughter, Karen Fields of Mt. Gilead, N.C.; six grandchildren, a brother, Bill Rivers of Ruby; and a sister, Betty Jean Ratliff of Wadesboro.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Josephine Pressley Gardner

Josephine Pressley Gardner, 77, of Kershaw, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 in Springs Memorial Hospital.

 

 

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 from Flat Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bart Miles officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Flat Creek Baptist Church, 3737 Victory Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Gardner was a daughter of the late Van Pressley and Mary Miller Pressley, and was the wife of the late Minor Franklin Gardner. She retired from Springs Industries, was a member of the Senior Circle and an active member of Flat Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Harold (Betty) Gardner of Kershaw; a sister, Margaret (Jimmy) Hinson of North Myrtle Beach; and three grandchildren, Corey Gardner, Danielle Gardner and Caroline Gardner.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Pressley, and a sister, Sally McCain.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Pearline Harris

Pearline Harris, 80, of Wallace, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 from Faith Temple (C.O.G.I.C.), Wallace. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Harris was a daughter of Glenie and Amanda Strong. She spent many years at Faith Temple (C.O.G.I.C.) in Wallace where she served as a church mother and traveling companion to Mother David.

Surviving are three sons, Gaston Harris and Billy Harris of Cheraw, and Johnny Powe (Harris) of Danbury, Con.; a daughter, Mary Harris of Cheraw; two sisters, Estell Bennett of New York, N.Y., and Anna Pearl Curry of Danbury; a sister-in-law, Agenora Strong of Cheraw; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Jather Lauderdale Jr.

Jather Lauderdale Jr., 67, of Cheraw, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004 at Carolina Pines, Hartsville.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Coosa County, Ala., Mr. Lauderdale was a son of the late Jather "Luke" Lauderdale and Hattie Corbin Lauderdale and was raised by the late Milton Leverette. He attended Shady Grove Elementary School and Coosa County Training School in Cottage Grove, Ala. He was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary M. Robinson Lauderdale; three sons, Terry Bittle, Emmanuel (Marion) Lauderdale and Marvin (Lametric) Lauderdale; two daughters, Patricia (Maurice) Robinson and Renarda Lauderdale; three sisters, Hattie B. Leverette, Brenda Wilson and Juliett (James) Cunningham, all of Rockford, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Janet Lauderdale of Cleveland, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; six nephews; 11 nieces; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Sammy Bittle and a brother, Robert L. Lauderdale.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Harold Thomas Lowery

Harold Thomas Lowery, 82, of Kershaw, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2003 in Kershaw County Medical Center, Camden.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 from Buffalo Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Wren officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorial may be made to the Buffalo Baptist Church Building Fund, 6390 Lockhart Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067; or the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Rescue Squad, 5203 Mt. Pisgah Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Lowery was a son of the late Thomas Frank and Roma Harriett Langley Lowery. He had retired from Dupont Company after 32 years of service. He was a United States Navy veteran, a Boatswain's Mate First Class, having served in the South Pacific during World War II. He also served in seven major campaigns, including Okinawa and Guadalcanal. He was a Mason and a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Martha Rankin Lowery of the home; two daughters, Sherry Smith of Spartanburg, Tammy (Tony) Bishop of Simpsonville; a son, Randy Lowery of Bethune; five grandchildren, Gregg Lowery of Bethune, Chris (Trish) Smith of Spartanburg, Grant Smith of Spartanburg, and Charlie Bishop and Jamie Bishop both of Simpsonville; six sisters, Alma Catoe of Niceville, Fla., Atha Lee Mangum of Columbia, Kathryn McLemore of Taylors, Jerry L. Williams of Camden, Maxine Baker of Kershaw, and Sue L. Neal of Columbia; two brothers, Leonard "Toby" Lowery of Kershaw, and Kenneth S. Lowery of Anderson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Beatrice McCall McCune

Beatrice McCall McCune, 79, of McColl, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 from McColl Church of God. Burial followed in the Rogers Cemetery.

Born in Scotland County, N.C., Mrs. McCune was a daughter of the late Vance and Beulah Harris McCall. She was a member of McColl Church of God and was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Jack F. McCune of Bennettsville, and James Ray McCune of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Linda M. Caulder and Miriam M. Ford both of Cheraw; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

 

Boyd 'Randy' Oliver

Boyd "Randy" Oliver, 45, of Jefferson, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 21 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fork Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Oliver was a son of Peggy Stogner Oliver and the late Boyd Donald Oliver. He was a carpenter, truck driver and member of Twitty United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his mother of Jefferson; a daughter, Melinda Oliver (Chip) Rogers of Hartsville; three brothers, Roger Oliver, Greg Oliver and Gary Oliver, all of Jefferson; a sister, Janet O. Jordan of Jefferson; seven nieces and nephews; and a great-niece.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Lois Allen Pierce

Lois Allen Pierce, 70, of Cheraw died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital after a short illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 from Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Westside Baptist Church, 105 Claremont St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Laurel Hill, N.C., Mrs. Pierce was a daughter of the late Leroy and

Beulah McCormick Allen. She was the retired owner of Pierce Grocery. Mrs. Pierce was a member of First United Methodist Church, and formerly a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Ira Pie4rce of the home; a son, Allen M.L. Pierce of Cheraw; a daughter, Jan Pierce (Bob) Haines of Hamlet, N.C.; two brothers, Ross Allen of McColl, and Leroy C. Allen of Darlington; a sister, Kathryn "Katie" Gainey of Florence; and two grandchildren, Brea Pierce and Charles Hilton Haines.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Hazel Tucker Rivers

Hazel Tucker Rivers, 81, of Kannapolis, N.C., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Zoar United Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late Charlie Douglar and Bertha Campbell Tucker, and was married to the late Pierce Wilson "Buddy" Rivers. She was a retired employee of Cannon Mills with 25 years of service.

Surviving are a son, Calvin David "Doc" Rivers of Kannapolis and his former wife, Ola Mae Rivers of Monroe, N.C.; a granddaughter, Hazel Janet "Sissy" (David) Anderson of Jefferson; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Anderson and Tori Anderson; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Tucker of Gastonia, N.C.; and a brother-in-law, Sam West of Ruby.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Tommy Tucker, Charlie Tucker and Hubert Tucker, and three sisters, Catherine Gaddy, Myrtle West and Ethel Spencer.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Carolyn Nathan B. Serveance

Carolyn Nathan B. Serveance, 83, of Columbia, has died.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 from Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Serenity Gardens.

Born in Gadsden, Mrs. Severance was a daughter of the late Peter and Amy Tucker Nathan, and was the widow of Wesley Serveance. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, and received a B.S. degree from South Carolina State College. She was a public school teacher in the Chesterfield County School District, and retired as an LPN from Bergin Pines Hospital, Paramus, N.J., after 30 years. She was later employed by the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Serveance was a member of Union Baptist Church, the Missionary Society, a leader of the Friendship Circle, president of the Women's Home Aide Society #99, and sang in the Jubilee Choir.

Surviving are two sons, Howard N. (Carolyn) Brown of Charleston, and Floyd E. (Annette) Brown; three daughters, Arthurine Brown-Rice, Wanda B. (Robert J.) Hampton and Arlene C. Serveance of Columbia; a sister, Ivory Lee Nathan; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Manigault-Hurley Funeral Home Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Jack Youlden Sowell Jr.

Jack Youlden Sowell Jr., 41, of Patrick, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 from McBee Baptist Church. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Sowell was a son of Jack Sowell Sr. and Lila Mangum Skinner.

Surviving are a son, Derrick Sowell; parents; a half sister, Martha Hill; and his companion, Frances Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Grace M. Horne Stancil

Grace M. Horne Stancil, 91, of Mt. Croghan, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to the Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Ruby-Mt. Croghan Fiore Department, P.O. Box 8, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727.

 

 

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Stancil was a daughter of the late Luther and Sally Lang Horne, and the widow of James W. Stancil. She was a retired employee of Pageland Manufacturing Company and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, F. Richard (Patricia) Stancil of Ruby, and Jimmy Wayne (Leslie) Stancil of Inman; three sisters, Susie Baker of Ruby, Ruth Mills of Pageland, and Ruby Harward Wadesboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Michelle Sanders, Russell Stancil, Heather Stancil and Michael Sanders; and two great-grandchildren, Aaron Sanders and Nicky Sanders.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Edward Stancil, two sisters, and a brother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Clara Powell Stubbs

Clara Powell Stubbs, 105, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004 at Chesterfield Convalescent Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 from First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Burial followed in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Rowland, N.C., Mrs. Stubbs was a daughter of Hybert Washington Powell and Elizabeth Daniel Leith, and was married to Arthur B. "Bun" Stubbs who died in 1964. Coming to Cheraw from Lake View, Mrs. Stubbs spent more than 80 years in Cheraw. She was the former owner of Stubbs Funeral Home and the oldest member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw.

Surviving are two sons, Bernard Stubbs and Eddie Stubbs both of Cheraw; a daughter, Frances Puryear of Elizabeth City, N.C.; eight grand-children; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004

Sara Price Wells

Sara Price Wells, 82, of Wallace, died Monday, Jan.12, 2004 at Duplin General Hospital in Kenansville, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 from Rockfish Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Love officiating. Burial followed in Rockfish Cemetery.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Mrs. Wells was a daughter of the late John Price and Margaret Potts Price, and the widow of William Sprunt Wells. She was a member of Rockfish Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy (Bob) Thornton of Kathleen, Ga., and Lillian (J.C.) Boykin of Wallace; a brother, A.G. "Buck" Price of Charlotte; two grandsons, Kyle Thornton and Kent Thornton of Kathleen, Ga.; and a great-grandson, Antoine Boykin of Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Padgett Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Ruby Gulledge Wilkes

Ruby Gulledge Wilkes, 77, of Ruby, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Wilkes was a daughter of the late Joel Bart and Lucy Louise Welsh Gulledge. She was a retired cashier and member of Douglas Mil Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, James Thomas Wilkes of the home; a son, Joel Thomas Wilkes; a brother, Robert "Jeek" Gulledge of Chesterfield; a sister, Sara G. White of Cheraw; and a grandson, Dameion Phew.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Gulledge, and a sister, Vertie Mae Van Heuysen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 22, 2004.

Janice Carol Cook Bedenbaugh

Janice Carol Cook Bedenbaugh, 58, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fletcher Rawls officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

 

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Bedenbaugh was a daughter of the late J. Brazell Cook and Bernice Shoemake Cook McElveen. She was a member of First Southern Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas R. Bedenbaugh of Hartsville; three daughters, Charla M. (Jay) Lee, Tracy M. (Danny) Gainey and Nicole B. (Brian) Lee, all of Hartsville; two sisters, Judon Ward of Hartsville, and Linda (Frank) Kelly of Society Hill; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a half-sister, Alnetta Howell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Jacob Paul Carillo

A funeral service for Jacob Paul Carillo, infant son of Michael Paul Carillo and the late Kathleen "Kathy" Renee Palmer Carillo, of Elgin, was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 from Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Watford officiating. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery. Father Jim Crowley recited the Rosary at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 from Kornegay Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Asbury Kindergarten, 1005 Asbury Dr., Columbia, S.C. 29209.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are his paternal grandparents, George and Debra Carillo of Elgin; maternal grandparents, W. Harold and Janice Powell Palmer of Camden; paternal great-grandmother, Margaret Palmer

 

of Gastonia, N.C.; paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Florence Silva of Providence, R.I.; maternal great-grandparents, Edward and Audrey Powell of Cheraw; three uncles, Derek Carillo, Damian Carillo and Howard Palmer; and an aunt, Deanna Carillo.

He was predeceased by an uncle, William Carillo.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Kathleen 'Kathy' Renee Palmer Carillo

Kathleen "Kathy" Renee Palmer Carillo, 22, of Elgin, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 from Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with the Reverend Bruce Watford officiating. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery. Father Jim Crowley recited the Rosary at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 from Kornegay Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Asbury Kindergarten, 1005 Asbury Dr., Columbia, S.C. 29209.

Born in Camden, Mrs. Carillo was a daughter of W. Harold and Janice Powell Palmer. She was a kindergarten teacher with Asbury Kindergarten in Columbia and was a member of Lugoff Friendship Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her parents of Camden, are her husband, Michael Paul Carillo; a brother, W. Howard Palmer of Camden; her paternal grandmother, Margaret Palmer of Gastonia, N.C.; and her maternal grandparents, Edward and Audrey Powell of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

John Edward Gainey

John Edward Gainey, 55, of Patrick, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 from Edwards Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ed Griggs and Johnny Tyner officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Gainey was a son of the late Isaac and Sarah Lelia Campbell Gainey. He was a member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his companion, Patsy Gilbert of Patrick; six sisters, Ellen Griggs of Hartsville, Ann (Robert) Dixon of Patrick, Margaret Tyner of Patrick, Maebelle Freeman of Hartsville, Roberta Player of Hartsville, and Faye (Darryl) Brooms of Hartsville; two brothers, Ernest (Frances) Gainey of Patrick, Isaac (Patty) Gainey of Patrick; eight nephews; and 14 nieces.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Gainey and Furman Gainey; and a sister, Alice Register.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Lillie Mae Cotton Dewitt James

Lillie Mae Cotton Dewitt James, 82, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 at Chesterfield Convalescent Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. James was a daughter of the late Doc and Lillie Short Cotton, and the widow of Dozier James. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she served as Missionary President, Senior Choir President, Sunday School Superintendent and as a member of the Pastor's Aid. Mrs. James was also a member of Joint Stock Lodge #503 in the Cash Community.

Surviving are five children, Geneva (Allen) Carroll of society Hill, Doris (David) Allen of Philadelphia, Penn., Daphne (Horace) Smith of Irmo, Kelvin (Donna) James of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Darryl James of Society Hill; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Meriman of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Julius Cotton of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Rose Cotton of Columbus, Ohio, and Pearl Cotton of Society Hill; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grand-child; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dewitt.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Evelyn Eckhardt Lambert

Evelyn Eckhardt Lambert, 87, of Woodstock, Va., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 from Woodstock United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield County Hospice, the Red Bird Mission Fund at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Chesterfield; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Hamburg, Va., Mrs. Lambert was a daughter of John F. and Vertie E. Eckhardt. She was a 1934 graduate of Madison College and taught in the public schools of Shenandoah County, Va. She also taught Weekday Religious Education classes for many years in the county. She was a homemaker and active in many capacities at Woodstock United Methodist Church, including serving as a Sunday School teacher and co-founder of a prison ministry. Mrs. Lambert was also active in the Shenandoah County Women's Republican Club.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, William C. "Ches" Lambert of Woodstock; two sons, Jerry F. (Betty) Lambert of Woodstock, and Wayne A. "Butch" Lambert of Edinburg; a daughter, Bonnie L. Williams of Chesterfield; and three grandchildren, Dawn M. Lambert of Woodstock, and

John E. Williams and J. Chesley Williams both of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and a brother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dellinger Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Gwendolyn Denise McDuffie

Gwendolyn Denise McDuffie, 47, of Cheraw, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. McDuffie was a daughter of the late Melton Ellerbe Sr. and Gladys McQueen Ellerbe. She attended Cheraw public schools and Morris College in Sumter. She was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where she served as a member of YWA (past) and Senior Missionary.

Surviving are her husband, Michael McDuffie Sr.; a son, Michael McDuffie Jr. of Columbia; a granddaughter, Yasmine Drake; two brothers, Otis (Sharon) Scott of Naples, Italy, and Melton Ellerbe Jr. of Rockingham, N.C.; three sisters, Jacqueline Ellerbe and Nelvin Ellerbe both of Cheraw, and Nancy (Marcus) Crawford of Charlotte, N.C.; four sisters-in-law, Julia Ellerbe, Diane (Clarence) Brown, Wanda (Charlie) Watts and Wendy (Timothy) Tillman; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Melody Ellerbe, and two daughters, an infant and Gwendolyn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Roberta Evans McFarlin

Roberta Evans McFarlin, 83, of Chesterfield, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 at her home after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 from The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McFarlin was a daughter of the late Jules and Roxie Hinson Evans. She was raised in Chesterfield County and attended the Drucilla Community School. She was a member of The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., and was retired from Field Crest Cannon after 29 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, James (Sandra) McFarlin and James A. (Noella) McFarlin all of Chesterfield; five daughters, Rosezell Ratliff and Audrey Mae (Jimmy) Ratliff all of Chesterfield, Flora Bell (Ernest) Ishmell of Cheraw, Gennette (AraLee) Sowell of Chesterfield, and Darlene McFarlin of the home; a brother, Jule L. (Annie) Evans of Alexandria, Va.; four sisters, Lila (Arthur) Tucker of Falls Church Va., Rosetta Green of Chesterfield, Dennie Figgins of Alexandria, Nural Elmore of Fredericksburg, Va.; two brothers-in-law, the Rev. O.B. (Ruth) Bennette of Lancaster, and Julius Davis of Capitol Heights, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth McFarlin of Monroe, N.C., and JoAnna Evans of Alexandria; 29 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Doretha Davis and Eula Mae McQueen; two brothers, Isiah Evans and Lee Melvin Evans; and a son-in-law, Ell Ratliff Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Amos Nivens Sr.

Amos Nivens Sr., 66, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 from Mount Mary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Nivens was a son of the late Professor Nivens and Francis Avery Nivens. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and worked for Cheraw Yarn Mills for 10 years. He was retired from the Department of Highway and transportation of South Carolina.

Surviving are his wife, Aletha Mae Isaac Nivens; a son, Amos (Irene) Nivens Jr.; a daughter, Wendy (Gregory) McGee; a sister, Tiny D. Cranford; a brother, Charlie Cranford; five grandchildren Stephenie, Adrienne, Brandy, Amos II and Terrell all of Chesterfield; four aunts, Maggie Mae (Lonnie) Hillian of Cheraw, Lucy Mae Avery, Rosena Avery and Naomi Jackson all of Chesterfield; four brothers-in-law, Freeman (Shirley) Isaac, William (Lilly Mae) Isaac and Larry Isaac all of Chesterfield, Leroy Isaac of Patrick; a sister-in-law, Josephine (Lender) Jackson of Patrick; a special cousin, Clarice (Wallace) Bennett; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

James W. 'Pete' Perdue

James W. "Pete" Perdue, 65, of Patrick, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 from Patrick Baptist Church. Burial followed in Patrick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Patrick Baptist Church, P.O. Box 135, Patrick, S.C. 29584; or the Patrick Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 209, Patrick, S.C. 29584.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Perdue was a son of the late Charlie

Wilson and Jessie Mae Griggs Perdue. He was an owner/operator truck driver with Transus of Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Perdue was a member of Patrick Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and Adult Men's Sunday School teacher. He was a former member of the Patrick Rescue Squad and Patrick Town Council.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Nancy McLain Perdue of the home; two brothers, Charles Perdue of Wallace and Jack Kenneth Perdue of Hartsville; two sisters, Ollie Tolson and Margie Ann Perdue both of Patrick; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Ruth Price Roberts

Ruth Price Roberts, 68, of West Columbia, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 in Southland Memorial Gardens.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of the late Buddy and Pearl Blackmon Price. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Jefferson.

Surviving are her husband, James S. Roberts of West Columbia; two daughters, Judy Purvis and Pam Roberts; two sisters, Evelyn Harris and Iva Lee Payne; a brother, George Price; two grandchildren, Mark Purvis and Sherry Jackson; and four great-grandchildren, Melany Polson, Blake Jackson, Mark Purvis Jr. and Emily Purvis.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Mary Frances Talley

Mary Frances Talley, 59, of Cheraw, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 from Reid's Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Ms. Talley was a daughter of the late Robert "Rob" and Eva Mae Talley. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and prior to her death lived at the Manor House of Dillon, Minturn.

Surviving are a son, Lawrence Talley; two sisters, Edith Talley of Philadelphia, Penn., and Cynthia Ford of Cheraw; two brothers, Milton Ford and Roland Ford of Cheraw; three aunts, Rosena Talley of Cheraw, Mamie Talley of Camden, and Mary Talley of Bennettsville; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, John Talley, James Talley, Marshall Talley, Howard Talley and Martin Talley; and a sister, Lynette Ford Talley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

Eric V. Tucker

Eric V. Tucker, 39, of Mt. Croghan, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 from Tell It To Jesus Baptist Church, Monroe, N.C.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Tucker was a son of James Tucker and Vida Mae Carter.

Surviving are his children, Derrick Tucker, Tiffany Tucker and Angel Tucker; and five siblings, Jimmy Tucker, Donald Tucker, Thomas Tucker, Cynthia Tucker and Wanda Wilson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), January 29, 2004

 

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Carmle 'Bunny' Anderson

Carmle "Bunny" Anderson, 80, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 after a lengthy illness.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 552, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Augusta, Ga., Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of the late Callie and Cleo Boyd Anderson. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cheraw. Mrs. Anderson graduated from Mitchell College in Statesville, N.C., and attended Coker College. She was retired from Wachovia Bank of Cheraw.

Surviving are a sister, Eleanor Anderson of Cheraw; two nieces, Martha Holbert Gore and Jane Holbert Talbert both of Conway; and a nephew, James R. Holbert III of Colonial Heights, Va.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Boyd Anderson Holbert, and a brother-in-law, James R. Holbert Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

 

 

Frances Emma Anderson

Frances Emma Anderson, 94, of Cheraw, died Jan. 17, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30 from First United Methodist Church.

Born in Richland Center, Wis., Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of Harry and Jennie Morris Parfrey, and the widow of William Anderson Jr.

Surviving are two children, William Anderson and Patricia Rhinelander; five grandchildren, Mark Anderson and Lance Anderson, Karen Hursey, Caitlin Morris and Megan Gibbons; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Lex Burch

Lex Burch, 94, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Burch was a son of the late Benjamin Hamer and Mary Ellen Jones Burch, and was married to the late Alice B. Burch of Jefferson. He was a retired police officer, having worked with the Wadesboro Police Department for 30 years and had worked with the Anson County Sheriff's Department. Mr. Burch was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

 

Surviving are three stepsons, Jackie Davis of Camden, James T. "Cookie" Davis of Pageland, and Ted Blackwell of Columbia; a brother, Roy F. Burch of Florence; two sisters, Harriet B. Jones of Mullins, and Helen B. Eddins of Greensboro, N.C.; seven step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Bradley Burch, Preston Burch, Jim Burch, Hamer Burch and Raymond Burch; and three sisters, Mollie Rayfield, Annie Lee Curlee and Ester Sharpe.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Dennis W. Carnes

Dennis W. Carnes, 49, of Pageland, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 at his residence.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 in Providence Baptist Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Carnes was a son of the late Wilbur and Nellie Fisher Carnes.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa M. Carnes of Pageland; three sons, Dennis M. Carnes, Joey Carnes and Joshua Carnes all of Pageland; a brother, Ronald R. Carnes of Pageland; two sisters, Bobbie A. Bowman of Deville, La., and Susan C. Sherbo of Pageland; a special niece, Sarah Sherbo of Pageland; a special nephew, Stephen Sherbo of Pageland; and four grandchildren, Kaleb Carnes, Ryan Carnes, Alex Carnes and Bethany Carnes.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Leianne Carolyn Carnes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Homer A. Conner

Homer A. Conner, 83, of Taylors, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at Allen Bennett Hospital in Greer.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

A native of Old Fort, N.C., Mr. Conner was a son of the late William and Hessie Owensby Conner. He was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens' Wallace Plant, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a former member of North Cheraw Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Waters Conner of the home; two sisters, Hattie Sides of Asheville, N.C., and Estelle Mace of Ickerd, N.C.; three sons, Carl W. Conner of Colorado Springs, Col., Robert F. Conner of Racine, Wis., and Thomas A. Conner of Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Hattie Sides of Asheville, N.C., and Estelle Mace of Granite Falls, N.C.; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Conner.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Wood Mortuary, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

James Willie Dixon

James Willie Dixon, 86, of Hartsville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Green Hill Church of God Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Dixon was a son of James and Fannie Dixon. He was the widower of Dianne Kelley Dixon.

Surviving is a stepson G.W. Smothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Ada Louise Flowers

Ada Louise Flowers, 89, of Hartsville, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 from the Chapel of Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Bledsoe officiating. Burial followed in the Clyde Church of God Cemetery.

A daughter of the late Ada Rogers and the late Fletcher Harding, Mrs. Flowers was a widow of Roland T. Flowers.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy W. Flowers of Darlington; a niece, Dinner Caddell of McBee; two brothers, Bennie Harding of Hartsville, and W. J. Harding of Darlington; and one grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home, . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

 

James Bradford Gaddy

James Bradford Gaddy, 76, of Ansonville, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 in Rockingham Manor Nursing Home in Rockingham, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro with the Rev. Bill Whitlow officiating. Burial followed in Lilesville Cemetery.

Born in Anson County, Mr. Gaddy was a son of the late Jesse David and Bessie Mae Meeks Gaddy. He was retired from McDonald Douglas-Boeing Aircraft Company as a tester for jet engines in Long Beach Calif. for 35 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II. Mr. Gaddy was also a member of the Elks Club BPOE 794 in Santa Ana, Calif.

Surviving are a daughter, Melinda J. Gaddy of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; four brothers, Furman H. Gaddy and John H. Gaddy both of Wadesboro, Clyde S. Gaddy of Lilesville, and George E. Gaddy of Greensboro, N.C.; and four sisters, Clarice G. Martin of Ansonville, Brenda Sue G. Wallace of Society Hill, and Mary Ruth G. Newton and Grace G. Boyd both of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

John Edward Gainey

John Edward Gainey, 55, of Patrick, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 from Edwards Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ed Griggs and Johnny Tyner officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Gainey was a son of the late Isaac and Sarah Lelia Campbell Gainey. He was a member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his companion, Patsy Gilbert of Patrick; six sisters, Ellen Griggs of Hartsville, Ann (Robert) Dixon, Margaret Tyner all of Patrick, Maebelle Freeman, Roberta Player, and Faye (Darryl) Brooms all of Hartsville; two brothers, Ernest (Frances) Gainey, and Isaac (Patty) Gainey all of Patrick; eight nephews; and 14 nieces.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Gainey, Furman Gainey; and a sister, Alice Register.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Kate Belk Hicks

Kate Belk Hicks, 95, of Pageland, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 after several years of declining health.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 from White Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Jason Carlyle Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Bank of Jefferson, P.O. Box 246, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Hicks was a daughter of Jefferson Eli "Jeff" Belk and Mammie Snipes Belk, and was the widow of Curtis Hazel Hicks. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter, Kitty (Jamie) Hildreth; four grandchildren, Shelia Plyler of Raleigh, N.C. and her husband Roger of Jefferson, Cheryl (Allen) Chesser of Gaston, John Curtis Hicks of Charlotte, N.C., Janet (Scott) Barbee of Monroe; a granddaughter-in-law, Cristy Nollen Hicks of Valdosta, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Chelsa Chesser and Kayse Chesser, Landon Barbee and Nicholas Hildreth of the home; a sister, Faye B. Strawn of Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jefferson Carroll Hicks and Curtis Byron Hicks; a grandson, Jason Carlyle Hicks; two brothers, Austin Belk and Claude Belk; and three sisters, Sue Ogburn, Janie Belk and Sally Dellinger.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Mable Wilson Kimrey

Mable Wilson Kimrey, 91, of Cheraw, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Kimrey was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Roller Wilson. She was a former supervisor with Egmont Manufacturing Company and had retired from J.P. Stevens. Mrs. Kimrey was a member of First United Methodist Church and was married to the late Leo Kimrey.

Surviving are two sons, Milton Lee Kimrey and Tommy Linwood Kimrey both of Cheraw; a daughter, Patsy Kimrey White of Cheraw; 12 grandchildren; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Wilson Kimrey; a grandson, Butch Kimrey; a granddaughter, Martha Kay Kimrey; and a great-granddaughter, Tabitha Kimrey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Anna Rosa Nell Quick Lide

Anna Rosa Nell Quick Lide, 91, of Charleston, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at the Rice Home in Columbia.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 from Carolina Memorial Park Chapel.

A native of Marlboro County, Mrs. Lide was a daughter of the late Maude Watters Quick and Irvin Rufus Quick, and the widow of Thomas Edward Lide. She spent much of her life in Cheraw and North Charleston.

Surviving are four children, Thomas E. Lide Jr., Ray Kenneth Lide, Elizabeth Taylor Barry and Betty Walters; five sisters Veda McDevitt, Eunice Toller Bryant, Julia Bell White, Lillian Lee Stubbs and Vivian Crib; nine grandchildren Lisa McDonald, Tanya Taylor, Tom Taylor, Dianne Asbill, Joan Zoellner, Steve Lide, Pam McShea, Danna Smith and Thomas E. Lide III; and 16great-grandchildren, Jennifer Zoellner, Christina Asbill, Jonathan Asbill, Stacy Lide, Thomas Christian Lide, Caitlin McShea, Patrick McShea, Matthew McShea, Paige McShea, Cameron Smith, Andrew Smith, Lauren Lide, Emily Lide, Amber McDonald and Tyler McDonald.

She was preceded in death by four sisters Ethel James, Venus Graham, Lina Bacot, and Daisy Eudy; two brothers, Randolph Quick and W.D. Quick; and a grandson, Kevin Lide.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carolina Memorial Park. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

William Patrick 'Pat' Marsh

William Patrick "Pat" Marsh, 69, of Sumter, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 4 from Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Marsh was a son of Bert and Mary Ayers Marsh.

Surviving are two sisters, Helen Tilford and Margaret Lewis; two brothers, Jeff Marsh and Bob Marsh; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Henry McDonald Sr.

Henry McDonald Sr., 95, of Cheraw, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 from Mt. Mary Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. McDonald was a son of the late Hanford and Clorie Johnson McDonald. He attended Fisher Hill Community School and was a member of Mt. Mary Baptist Church, Chesterfield. He was married to the late Margaret Campbell McDonald.

Surviving are three sons, Henry McDonald Jr. and Richard McDonald both of Cheraw, and Levern (Frances) McDonald of Chesterfield; a sister, Bertha Drake of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Madeline McDonald of Cheraw; a friend, Dorsey Hancock of Cheraw; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, M.C. Johnson, and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Powe McDonald.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald, 37, of Hartsville, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 from First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Cline and the Rev. Charles Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. MacDonald was a son of Michael E. and Kay Sparrow MacDonald. He was a 1984 graduate of Hartsville High School, member of First Baptist Church, honorary member of Hartsville Rescue Squad and had been employed with A.O. Smith in McBee.

Surviving are his wife, Gayle Parnell MacDonald of Hartsville; his parents of Hartsville; a son, Christopher Scott MacDonald of Hartsville; a daughter, Ashley Elizabeth MacDonald of Hartsville; two brothers, Ellie Harold (Sharon) MacDonald of Timmonsville, and Jesse Trent (Miriam) MacDonald of Hartsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Roberta Evans McFarlin

Roberta Evans McFarlin, 83, of Chesterfield, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 at her home after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 from The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McFarlin was a daughter of the late Jules and Roxie Hinson Evans, and was married to Elmo McFarlin. She attended Drucilla Community School was a member of The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Mrs. McFarlin retired from Field Crest Cannon after 29 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, James (Sandra) McFarlin and James A. (Noella) McFarlin both of Chesterfield; five daughters, Rosezell Ratliff and Audrey Mae (Ernest) Ishmell of Cheraw, Gennette (AraLee) Sowell of Chesterfield, and Darlene McFarlin of the home; a brother, Jule L. (Annie) Evans of Alexandria, Va., Rosetta Green of Chesterfield, Dennie Figgens of Alexandria, and Nural Elmore of Fredericksburg, Va.; two brothers-in-law, the Rev. O.B. (Ruth) Bennette of Lancaster, and Julius Davis of Capitol Heights, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth McFarlin of Monroe, N.C., and JoAnna Evans of Alexandria; 29 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Doretha Davis and Eula Mae McQueen; two brothers, Isiah Evans and Lee Melvin Evans; and a son-in-law, Ell Ratliff Jr. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Donald Riffe

Donald Riffe, 80, of Pageland, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004.

A visitation was held from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 from Sutton Funeral Home.

Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Mr. Riffe was a son of Thames and Bertha Howard Riffe, and the widower of Madge Smith Riffe. He was a painter and World War II veteran.

Surviving are two children, Donna Brown and Jimmy Riffe; a brother, Chester Riffe; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Amos Nivens Sr.

Amos Nivens Sr., 66, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 from Mount Mary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Nivens was a son of the late Professor Nivens and Francis Avery Nivens. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. Mr. Nivens was retired from the South Carolina Department of Highways and Trans-portation.

Surviving are his wife, Aletha Mae Isaac Nivens; a son, Amos (Irene) Nivens Jr.; a daughter, Wendy (Gregory) McGee; a sister, Tiny N. Cranford; a brother, Charlie Cranford; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Adrienne, Brandy, Amos II and Terrell all of Chesterfield; four aunts, Maggie Mae (Lonnie) Hillian of Cheraw, and Lucy Mae Avery, Rosena Avery and Naomi Jackson all of Chesterfield; four brothers-in-law, Freeman (Shirley) Isaac, William (Lilly Mae) Isaac and Larry Isaac all of Chesterfield, and Leroy Isaac of Patrick; a sister-in-law, Josephine (Lender) Jackson of Patrick; a special cousin, Clarice (Wallace) Bennett; and a number of other family and friends. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

The Rev, Carl Lafayette Parker, 88, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 after declining health.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 from Mount Hebron United Methodist Church in West Columbia with Revs. William H. Willimon, Craig Langston and Howard Sweat officiating. Burial was in Mount Hebron Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to the Carl L. Parker Endowed Fund at Wofford College, or to a charity of one's choice.

The Rev. Parker was a United Methodist minister in South Carolina churches for over 50 years. Ordained in 1941, after earning degrees at Wofford College and Duke University, he served churches in Little Rock, Lydia, Little River, Ridgeland, Dillon (Main Street), Cheraw (First), Greenville (Trinity), Florence (St. Paul's), Lake City (First), Scranton, and Coward. From 1965-70, he served as district superintendent of the Marion District of the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Parker's father, W.L. Parker, and stepmother, Bessie B. Parker, were both Methodist pastors as are his son-in-law, William H. Willimon, and grandson-in-law, Craig Langston. He served as a trustee of Columbia College and was made a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Alberta S. Parker of the Agape Senior Community at Harbison in Columbia; a daughter, Patsy (Will) Willimon of Durham, N.C.; three sons, Carl (Lee) Parker of Versailles, Ky., Fred (Debby) Parker of Irmo, and Don (Louise) Parker of Lexington; four granddaughters, Keven Langston, Kim Hattler, Harriet Putman and Whitnei Jeffcoat; three grandsons, William Willimon, Eric Parker and Tyler Parker; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Langston, Parker Langston and Walker Jeffcoat; two half sisters, Sara Coulette of Pinewood, and Billie Cassady of Camden. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Alice Faye Smith Restivo

Alice Faye Smith Restivo, 73, of Jefferson, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 at Union Regional Medical Center, Union, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 from White Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Jefferson Cemetery.

Born in Litchfield, Conn., Mrs. Restivo was a daughter of the late Edward and Doris Britton Smith. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Nicholas Restivo of Jefferson; two sons, Joe Restivo of Cornelius, N.C., and John Restivo of Jefferson; three daughters, Doris Henry of Statesville, N.C., Terri Dummeyer of Central, and Susan

 

Broome of Monroe, N.C.; 10 grand-children; and two great-grandchildren. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Idell Merritt

Idell Merritt, 84, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 from Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

A daughter of Sam and Lula Joines, Mrs. Merritt was a member of Triumph Holiness Church where she was an ordained, licensed teacher. She was also Shepherd Mother and County Mother of Chesterfield County. Mrs. Merritt later moved her membership to Macedonia Baptist Church and was given the title of Mother of the Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Willa (Rivers) Hailey of the home; a daughter-in-law, Betty Joyce Joines of Chesterfield; four sisters, Mable Dixon, Audrey Griffith and Patricia Rivers all of Chesterfield, and Joyce Moser of Ruby; five grandsons, Tommy (Pat) Joines and Elbert Joines all of Chesterfield, Christopher (Jennifer) Joines of Camden, and Bernard (Latrice) Hailey and Dewayne (Santrice) Hailey all of Cheraw; six grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special daughter, Patricia Covington of Ruby; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Sam, James, Harry, Clifford and the Rev. Richard Joines; and two sisters, Lula Mae and Cleo. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

 

J. Walker Schumpert

J. Walker Schumpert, Jr., 66, of Columbia, died Friday in Lexington Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gary Loadholt officiating. Burial followed at 4 p.m. in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or to Lutheran Men in Mission, both c/o 525 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Newberry, Mr. Schumpert was a son of the late John Walker and Elizabeth Reese Schumpert. He was an organ donor, a graduate of Newberry College, and a retired systems analysis. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Columbia and was a former member of the congregational council. He was also a member of Lutheran Men and the Dutch Square Walkers.

Surviving are his wife, Pawnee Counts Schumpert of the home; a daughter, Kathy Pawnee Schumpert of Cumming, Ga.; a son, Dwayne Walker Schumpert of Irmo; a brother R. David (Kathy) Schumpert of Mountville; a sister-in-law, Ruby (Earl) Deaton of Prosperity; and two nieces, Amy S. Owen of Cheraw and Laurie S. Carlton of Laurens. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5, 2004

Hardin Frank Sinclair

Hardin Frank Sinclair, 82, of Mt. Croghan, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital Cheraw.

 

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 from Gum Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Sinclair was a son of the late Sam Joe and Irene Sellers Sinclair, and was married to Helen Tyson Sinclair. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. He fought in World War II as a Duty Soldier III and was Honorably Discharged Dec. 29, 1945 in Fort Bragg, N.C. Mr. Sinclair was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church where she served as treasurer of Saint Paul Association, treasurer of Saint Paul Union, president of the Singing Convention, superintendent of Sunday School, and was the oldest Deacon of the church. He was also a member of Saint David Lodge No 467.

Surviving are three sons, John Robert (Louise) Sinclair of Monroe, N.C., Larry Sinclair of Monroe, and Billy (Ruby) Sinclair of Marshville, N.C.; two daughters, Dora Sinclair Gladeney of Chester; and Fyrail Sinclair (Johnny) Marsh of Monroe; two granddaughters he reared in the home, Angela S. Raley of Mt. Croghan, and Iris Denise Sinclair of Chester; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lee F. Sinclair; five brothers, George Sinclair, Major Sinclair, Adam Sinclair, Everette Sinclair and Joe Sinclair; and a sister, Sarah Nicholson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 5 200

Carmle 'Bunny' Anderson

Carmle "Bunny" Anderson, 80, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 after a lengthy illness.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 552, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Augusta, Ga., Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of the late Callie and Cleo Boyd Anderson. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cheraw. Mrs. Anderson graduated from Mitchell College in Statesville, N.C., and attended Coker College. She was retired from Wachovia Bank of Cheraw.

Surviving are a sister, Eleanor Anderson of Cheraw; two nieces, Martha Holbert Gore and Jane Holbert Talbert both of Conway; and a nephew, James R. Holbert III of Colonial Heights, Va.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Boyd Anderson Holbert, and a brother-in-law, James R. Holbert Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Frances Emma Anderson

Frances Emma Anderson, 94, of Cheraw, died Jan. 17, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30 from First United Methodist Church.

Born in Richland Center, Wis., Mrs. Anderson was a daughter of Harry and Jennie Morris Parfrey, and the widow of William Anderson Jr.

Surviving are two children, William Anderson and Patricia Rhinelander; five grandchildren, Mark Anderson and Lance Anderson, Karen Hursey, Caitlin Morris and Megan Gibbons; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Lex Burch

Lex Burch, 94, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Burch was a son of the late Benjamin Hamer and Mary Ellen Jones Burch, and was married to the late Alice B. Burch of Jefferson. He was a retired police officer, having worked with the Wadesboro Police Department for 30 years and had worked with the Anson County Sheriff's Department. Mr. Burch was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three stepsons, Jackie Davis of Camden, James T. "Cookie" Davis of Pageland, and Ted Blackwell of Columbia; a brother, Roy F. Burch of Florence; two sisters, Harriet B. Jones of Mullins, and Helen B. Eddins of Greensboro, N.C.; seven step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Bradley Burch, Preston Burch, Jim Burch, Hamer Burch and Raymond Burch; and three sisters, Mollie Rayfield, Annie Lee Curlee and Ester Sharpe.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Dennis W. Carnes

Dennis W. Carnes, 49, of Pageland, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004 at his residence.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 in Providence Baptist Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Carnes was a son of the late Wilbur and Nellie Fisher Carnes.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa M. Carnes of Pageland; three sons, Dennis M. Carnes, Joey Carnes and Joshua Carnes all of Pageland; a brother, Ronald R. Carnes of Pageland; two sisters, Bobbie A. Bowman of Deville, La., and Susan C. Sherbo of Pageland; a special niece, Sarah Sherbo of Pageland; a special nephew, Stephen Sherbo of Pageland; and four grandchildren, Kaleb Carnes, Ryan Carnes, Alex Carnes and Bethany Carnes.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Leianne Carolyn Carnes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

 

Homer A. Conner

Homer A. Conner, 83, of Taylors, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at Allen Bennett Hospital in Greer.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

A native of Old Fort, N.C., Mr. Conner was a son of the late William and Hessie Owensby Conner. He was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens' Wallace Plant, a United States Army veteran of World War II, and a former member of North Cheraw Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Waters Conner of the home; two sisters, Hattie Sides of Asheville, N.C., and Estelle Mace of Ickerd, N.C.; three sons, Carl W. Conner of Colorado Springs, Col., Robert F. Conner of Racine, Wis., and Thomas A. Conner of Naples, Fla.; two sisters, Hattie Sides of Asheville, N.C., and Estelle Mace of Granite Falls, N.C.; and 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Conner.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Wood Mortuary, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

James Willie Dixon

James Willie Dixon, 86, of Hartsville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Green Hill Church of God Cemetery.

 

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Dixon was a son of James and Fannie Dixon. He was the widower of Dianne Kelley Dixon.

Surviving is a stepson G.W. Smothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Ada Louise Flowers

Ada Louise Flowers, 89, of Hartsville, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 from the Chapel of Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Bledsoe officiating. Burial followed in the Clyde Church of God Cemetery.

A daughter of the late Ada Rogers and the late Fletcher Harding, Mrs. Flowers was a widow of Roland T. Flowers.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy W. Flowers of Darlington; a niece, Dinner Caddell of McBee; two brothers, Bennie Harding of Hartsville, and W. J. Harding of Darlington; and one grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

James Bradford Gaddy

James Bradford Gaddy, 76, of Ansonville, N.C., died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 in Rockingham Manor Nursing Home in Rockingham, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro with the Rev. Bill Whitlow officiating. Burial followed in Lilesville Cemetery.

Born in Anson County, Mr. Gaddy was a son of the late Jesse David and Bessie Mae Meeks Gaddy. He was retired from McDonald Douglas-Boeing Aircraft Company as a tester for jet engines in Long Beach Calif. for 35 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II. Mr. Gaddy was also a member of the Elks Club BPOE 794 in Santa Ana, Calif.

Surviving are a daughter, Melinda J. Gaddy of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; four brothers, Furman H. Gaddy and John H. Gaddy both of Wadesboro, Clyde S. Gaddy of Lilesville, and George E. Gaddy of Greensboro, N.C.; and four sisters, Clarice G. Martin of Ansonville, Brenda Sue G. Wallace of Society Hill, and Mary Ruth G. Newton and Grace G. Boyd both of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

John Edward Gainey

John Edward Gainey, 55, of Patrick, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 from Edwards Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Ed Griggs and Johnny Tyner officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Gainey was a son of the late Isaac and Sarah Lelia Campbell Gainey. He was a member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his companion, Patsy Gilbert of Patrick; six sisters, Ellen Griggs of Hartsville, Ann (Robert) Dixon, Margaret Tyner all of Patrick, Maebelle Freeman, Roberta Player, and Faye (Darryl) Brooms all of Hartsville; two brothers, Ernest (Frances) Gainey, and Isaac (Patty) Gainey all of Patrick; eight nephews; and 14 nieces.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Gainey, Furman Gainey; and a sister, Alice Register.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Kate Belk Hicks

Kate Belk Hicks, 95, of Pageland, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 after several years of declining health.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 from White Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Jason Carlyle Hicks Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Bank of Jefferson, P.O. Box 246, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Hicks was a daughter of Jefferson Eli "Jeff" Belk and Mammie Snipes Belk, and was the widow of Curtis Hazel Hicks. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter, Kitty (Jamie) Hildreth; four grandchildren, Shelia Plyler of Raleigh, N.C. and her husband Roger of Jefferson, Cheryl (Allen) Chesser of Gaston, John Curtis Hicks of Charlotte, N.C., Janet (Scott) Barbee of Monroe; a granddaughter-in-law, Cristy Nollen Hicks of Valdosta, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Chelsa Chesser and Kayse Chesser, Landon Barbee and Nicholas Hildreth of the home; a sister, Faye B. Strawn of Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jefferson Carroll Hicks and Curtis Byron Hicks; a grandson, Jason Carlyle Hicks; two brothers, Austin Belk and Claude Belk; and three sisters, Sue Ogburn, Janie Belk and Sally Dellinger.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Mable Wilson Kimrey

Mable Wilson Kimrey, 91, of Cheraw, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Kimrey was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Roller Wilson. She was a former supervisor with Egmont Manufacturing Company and had retired from J.P. Stevens. Mrs. Kimrey was a member of First United Methodist Church and was married to the late Leo Kimrey.

Surviving are two sons, Milton Lee Kimrey and Tommy Linwood Kimrey both of Cheraw; a daughter, Patsy Kimrey White of Cheraw; 12 grandchildren; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Wilson Kimrey; a grandson, Butch Kimrey; a granddaughter, Martha Kay Kimrey; and a great-granddaughter, Tabitha Kimrey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Anna Rosa Nell Quick Lide

Anna Rosa Nell Quick Lide, 91, of Charleston, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004 at the Rice Home in Columbia.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 from Carolina Memorial Park Chapel.

A native of Marlboro County, Mrs. Lide was a daughter of the late Maude Watters Quick and Irvin Rufus Quick, and the widow of Thomas Edward Lide. She spent much of her life in Cheraw and North Charleston.

Surviving are four children, Thomas E. Lide Jr., Ray Kenneth Lide, Elizabeth Taylor Barry and Betty Walters; five sisters Veda McDevitt, Eunice Toller Bryant, Julia Bell White, Lillian Lee Stubbs and Vivian Crib; nine grandchildren Lisa McDonald, Tanya Taylor, Tom Taylor, Dianne Asbill, Joan Zoellner, Steve Lide, Pam McShea, Danna Smith and Thomas E. Lide III; and 16great-grandchildren, Jennifer Zoellner, Christina Asbill, Jonathan Asbill, Stacy Lide, Thomas Christian Lide, Caitlin McShea, Patrick McShea, Matthew McShea, Paige McShea, Cameron Smith, Andrew Smith, Lauren Lide, Emily Lide, Amber McDonald and Tyler McDonald.

She was preceded in death by four sisters Ethel James, Venus Graham, Lina Bacot, and Daisy Eudy; two brothers, Randolph Quick and W.D. Quick; and a grandson, Kevin Lide.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carolina Memorial Park. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

William Patrick 'Pat' Marsh

William Patrick "Pat" Marsh, 69, of Sumter, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 4 from Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home. Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Marsh was a son of Bert and Mary Ayers Marsh.

Surviving are two sisters, Helen Tilford and Margaret Lewis; two brothers, Jeff Marsh and Bob Marsh; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Elmore-Hill-McCreight Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Henry McDonald Sr.

Henry McDonald Sr., 95, of Cheraw, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 from Mt. Mary Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. McDonald was a son of the late Hanford and Clorie Johnson McDonald. He attended Fisher Hill Community School and was a member of Mt. Mary Baptist Church, Chesterfield. He was married to the late Margaret Campbell McDonald.

Surviving are three sons, Henry McDonald Jr. and Richard McDonald both of Cheraw, and Levern (Frances) McDonald of Chesterfield; a sister, Bertha Drake of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Madeline McDonald of Cheraw; a friend, Dorsey Hancock of Cheraw; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, M.C. Johnson, and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Powe McDonald.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald, 37, of Hartsville, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 from First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Cline and the Rev. Charles Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. MacDonald was a son of Michael E. and Kay Sparrow MacDonald. He was a 1984 graduate of Hartsville High School, member of First Baptist Church, honorary member of Hartsville Rescue Squad and had been employed with A.O. Smith in McBee.

Surviving are his wife, Gayle Parnell MacDonald of Hartsville; his parents of Hartsville; a son, Christopher Scott MacDonald of Hartsville; a daughter, Ashley Elizabeth MacDonald of Hartsville; two brothers, Ellie Harold (Sharon) MacDonald of Timmonsville, and Jesse Trent (Miriam) MacDonald of Hartsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Roberta Evans McFarlin

Roberta Evans McFarlin, 83, of Chesterfield, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004 at her home after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 from The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McFarlin was a daughter of the late Jules and Roxie Hinson Evans, and was married to Elmo McFarlin. She attended Drucilla Community School was a member of The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Mrs. McFarlin retired from Field Crest Cannon after 29 years of service.

Surviving are two sons, James (Sandra) McFarlin and James A. (Noella) McFarlin both of Chesterfield; five daughters, Rosezell Ratliff and Audrey Mae (Ernest) Ishmell of Cheraw, Gennette (AraLee) Sowell of Chesterfield, and Darlene McFarlin of the home; a brother, Jule L. (Annie) Evans of Alexandria, Va., Rosetta Green of Chesterfield, Dennie Figgens of Alexandria, and Nural Elmore of Fredericksburg, Va.; two brothers-in-law, the Rev. O.B. (Ruth) Bennette of Lancaster, and Julius Davis of Capitol Heights, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth McFarlin of Monroe, N.C., and JoAnna Evans of Alexandria; 29 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Doretha Davis and Eula Mae McQueen; two brothers, Isiah Evans and Lee Melvin Evans; and a son-in-law, Ell Ratliff Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

 

 

Donald Riffe

Donald Riffe, 80, of Pageland, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004.

A visitation was held from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 from Sutton Funeral Home.

Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Mr. Riffe was a son of Thames and Bertha Howard Riffe, and the widower of Madge Smith Riffe. He was a painter and World War II veteran.

Surviving are two children, Donna Brown and Jimmy Riffe; a brother, Chester Riffe; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Amos Nivens Sr.

Amos Nivens Sr., 66, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 from Mount Mary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Nivens was a son of the late Professor Nivens and Francis Avery Nivens. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. Mr. Nivens was retired from the South Carolina Department of Highways and Transportation.

Surviving are his wife, Aletha Mae Isaac Nivens; a son, Amos (Irene) Nivens Jr.; a daughter, Wendy (Gregory) McGee; a sister, Tiny N. Cranford; a brother, Charlie Cranford; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Adrienne, Brandy, Amos II and Terrell all of Chesterfield; four aunts, Maggie Mae (Lonnie) Hillian of Cheraw, and Lucy Mae Avery, Rosena Avery and Naomi Jackson all of Chesterfield; four brothers-in-law, Freeman (Shirley) Isaac, William (Lilly Mae) Isaac and Larry Isaac all of Chesterfield, and Leroy Isaac of Patrick; a sister-in-law, Josephine (Lender) Jackson of Patrick; a special cousin, Clarice (Wallace) Bennett; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

The Rev. Carl Parker

The Rev, Carl Lafayette Parker, 88, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 after declining health.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 from Mount Hebron United Methodist Church in West Columbia with Revs. William H. Willimon, Craig Langston and Howard Sweat officiating. Burial was in Mount Hebron Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to the Carl L. Parker Endowed Fund at Wofford College, or to a charity of one's choice.

The Rev. Parker was a United Methodist minister in South Carolina churches for over 50 years. Ordained in 1941, after earning degrees at Wofford College and Duke University, he served churches in Little Rock, Lydia, Little River, Ridgeland, Dillon (Main Street), Cheraw (First), Greenville (Trinity), Florence (St. Paul's), Lake City (First), Scranton, and Coward. From 1965-70, he served as district superintendent of the Marion District of the United Methodist Church.

Mr. Parker's father, W.L. Parker, and stepmother, Bessie B. Parker, were both Methodist pastors as are his son-in-law, William H. Willimon, and grandson-in-law, Craig Langston. He served as a trustee of Columbia College and was made a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Alberta S. Parker of the Agape Senior Community at Harbison in Columbia; a daughter, Patsy (Will) Willimon of Durham, N.C.; three sons, Carl (Lee) Parker of Versailles, Ky., Fred (Debby) Parker of Irmo, and Don (Louise) Parker of Lexington; four granddaughters, Keven Langston, Kim Hattler, Harriet Putman and Whitnei Jeffcoat; three grandsons, William Willimon, Eric Parker and Tyler Parker; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Langston, Parker Langston and Walker Jeffcoat; two half sisters, Sara Coulette of Pinewood, and Billie Cassady of Camden.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Alice Faye Smith Restivo

Alice Faye Smith Restivo, 73, of Jefferson, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 at Union Regional Medical Center, Union, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 from White Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Jefferson Cemetery.

Born in Litchfield, Conn., Mrs. Restivo was a daughter of the late Edward and Doris Britton Smith. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Nicholas Restivo of Jefferson; two sons, Joe Restivo of Cornelius, N.C., and John Restivo of Jefferson; three daughters, Doris Henry of Statesville, N.C., Terri Dummeyer of Central, and Susan Broome of Monroe, N.C.; 10 grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Idell Merritt

Idell Merritt, 84, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 from Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

A daughter of Sam and Lula Joines, Mrs. Merritt was a member of Triumph Holiness Church where she was an ordained, licensed teacher. She was also Shepherd Mother and County Mother of Chesterfield County. Mrs. Merritt later moved her membership to Macedonia Baptist Church and was given the title of Mother of the Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Willa (Rivers) Hailey of the home; a daughter-in-law, Betty Joyce Joines of Chesterfield; four sisters, Mable Dixon, Audrey Griffith and Patricia Rivers all of Chesterfield, and Joyce Moser of Ruby; five grandsons, Tommy (Pat) Joines and Elbert Joines all of Chesterfield, Christopher (Jennifer) Joines of Camden, and Bernard (Latrice) Hailey and Dewayne (Santrice) Hailey all of Cheraw; six grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special daughter, Patricia Covington of Ruby; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Sam, James, Harry, Clifford and the Rev. Richard Joines; and two sisters, Lula Mae and Cleo.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

Walker Schumpert

J. Walker Schumpert, Jr., 66, of Columbia, died Friday in Lexington Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gary Loadholt officiating. Burial followed at 4 p.m. in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or to Lutheran Men in Mission, both c/o 525 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Newberry, Mr. Schumpert was a son of the late John Walker and Elizabeth Reese Schumpert. He was an organ donor, a graduate of Newberry College, and a retired systems analysis. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Columbia and was a former member of the congregational council. He was also a member of Lutheran Men and the Dutch Square Walkers.

Surviving are his wife, Pawnee Counts Schumpert of the home; a daughter, Kathy Pawnee Schumpert of Cumming, Ga.; a son, Dwayne Walker Schumpert of Irmo; a brother R. David (Kathy) Schumpert of Mountville; a sister-in-law, Ruby (Earl) Deaton of Prosperity; and two nieces, Amy S. Owen of Cheraw and Laurie S. Carlton of Laurens.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitaker Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

 

Hardin Frank Sinclair

Hardin Frank Sinclair, 82, of Mt. Croghan, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital Cheraw.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 from Gum Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Sinclair was a son of the late Sam Joe and Irene Sellers Sinclair, and was married to Helen Tyson Sinclair. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. He fought in World War II as a Duty Soldier III and was Honorably Discharged Dec. 29, 1945 in Fort Bragg, N.C. Mr. Sinclair was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church where she served as treasurer of Saint Paul Association, treasurer of Saint Paul Union, president of the Singing Convention, superintendent of Sunday School, and was the oldest Deacon of the church. He was also a member of Saint David Lodge No 467.

Surviving are three sons, John Robert (Louise) Sinclair of Monroe, N.C., Larry Sinclair of Monroe, and Billy (Ruby) Sinclair of Marshville, N.C.; two daughters, Dora Sinclair Gladeney of Chester; and Fyrail Sinclair (Johnny) Marsh of Monroe; two granddaughters he reared in the home, Angela S. Raley of Mt. Croghan, and Iris Denise Sinclair of Chester; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lee F. Sinclair; five brothers, George Sinclair, Major Sinclair, Adam Sinclair, Everette Sinclair and Joe Sinclair; and a sister, Sarah Nicholson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 12, 2004.

James H. Atkinson

James H. Atkinson, 77, of Hartsville, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 from Gum Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Gardner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Gum Branch Baptist Church, 1504 Clyde Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Atkinson was a son of the late Simmons Lee and Liza Harding Atkinson. He was a member of Gum Branch Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Davis Atkinson of Hartsville; a daughter, Sandra Atkinson of Hartsville; a brother, Roby Atkinson of Hartsville; and two sisters, Mary Fields of McBee, and Lou Sowell of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Juanita Moody Butler

Juanita Moody Butler, 76, of McColl, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 from McColl Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial followed in Rogers Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Butler was a daughter of Robert and Leola Tyndall Moody, and the widow of Warren Butler.

Surviving are a sister, Nora Skipper; a stepdaughter, Joan Morgan; and three nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Lyvian Byrd Chapman

Lyvian Byrd Chapman, 84, of Hartsville, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 from Bethlehem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bud Boatwright officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2236 Bethlehem Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in the Byrdtown Community of Darlington County, Mrs. Chapman was a daughter of the late John D. and Mattie Howle Byrd, and the widow Carroll Chapman. She was a member of Bethlehem United Church, and had retired as a nurse from Byerly Hospital.

Surviving are a son, Van Chapman of Hartsville; three daughters, Cathy (Gary) Williams of Anderson, Dianne (Elbert) Warren of Hartsville, and Elaine (Richard) Rhyne of Chesterfield; a daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Chapman of Hartsville; a brother, Ravenel Byrd of Hartsville; two sisters, Sara Mildred Griggs and Mary B. Byrd both of Hartsville; nine grandchildren, Dean Chapman, Dale Parker, Robin Davis, Rebecca Warren, Bert Warren, Mike Williams, Renee Volrath, Hope Wallace and Rob Rhyne; and 10 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joel Dean Chapman, and a daughter, June Carol Chapman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

James Willie Dixon

James Willie Dixon, 86, of Hartsville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 in Green Hill Church of God Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Dixon was a son of James and Fannie Dixon, and the widower of Dianne Kenney Dixon.

Surviving is a stepson, G.W. Smothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Bobby Joe Donahue

Bobby Joe Donahue, 56, of Society Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Donahue was a son of Daisy Melton Donahue Lowery and the late Broadus James Donahue. He was a retired businessman and carpenter, and was a member of Prince of Peace Church.

Surviving are a son, Jason Donahue of Society Hill; a daughter, Kathy Donahue of Hartsville; a stepson, Davin Keith of Society Hill; his mother and stepfather, Wilson Lowery, of Pageland; a sister, Shelby Jean Baker of Cassatt; a special friend, Darlene Flowers of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Tray McCray and Destiny Crowley; two nephews, Ashley Tolson and Tracy Branham; and a niece, Marie Mattox.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Carroll Dean Gregory Sr.

Carroll Dean Gregory Sr., 56, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 from Calvary Baptist Church, Jefferson. Burial followed in Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to the Jefferson Dixie Youth Building Fund, P.O. Box 145, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gregory was a son of the late Hazel Broadus and Lizzie Pigg Gregory. He was owner of Gregory's Bait & Tackle Store and a former employee of Caro Knit with 35 years of service. Mr. Gregory was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy Miles Gregory of the home; two sons, Carroll Dean (Christie) Gregory of Chesterfield, and Daniel Miles Gregory of the home; a brother, Jerry B. Gregory of Ruby; and six grandchildren, Brittany Gregory, Joseph Gregory, Destiny Gregory, Caleb Gregory, Jordan Gaskins and Makayla Gaskins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Marguerite Vick Douglas

Marguerite Vick Douglas, 83, of Hartsville, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Douglas was a daughter of James and Pearl McFarland Vick, and the widow of Horace Douglas Jr.

Surviving are four children, Larry Douglas, Dennis Douglas, Alton Douglas and Linda Tolson; three siblings, James Vick, William Vick and Vera Dearing; and grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Ralph Driggers

Ralph Driggers, 80, of Bennettsville, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 from First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Capital Fund Campaign, P.O. Box 456, or the Marlboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 123, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Driggers was a son of the late Boyd and Lora Driggers. He was a graduate of Lower Marlboro High School and was formerly employed with Delta Mills in Wallace and Galey and Lord in Society Hill. He had retired as the owner/operator of Community Grocery. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Billy Raley Bible Class. He was first married to the late Clara Crowley Driggers.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Odom Driggers of Bennettsville; a son, David (Debby) Driggers of Wedgefield; two daughters, Kaye (Randy) Woodberry and Faye (Bill) Funderburk all of Bennettsville; a stepson, Walter W. (Cathy) Odom Jr. of Bennettsville; two brothers, Earl Driggers of Bennettsville, and Leon Driggers of Blenheim; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Clyda Kell, and four brothers, Boyd Driggers Jr., Claude Driggers, Hugh Driggers and Charles Driggers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Gertrude Hannah Little

Gertrude Hannah Little, 83, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 at Carolina Pines Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 from Salem Baptist Church. Burial followed in Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Little was a daughter of the late Cleveland M. Hannah and Bessie Burch Hannah, and was the widow of Lee V. Little. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Clara Mae Phillips and Geneva Merriman both of Chesterfield; three sons, Calvin (Carol) Little of Charlotte, N.C., David (Stella) Little of Chesterfield, and Percell (Sheila) Little of Charlotte; four sisters, Marie Little of Chesterfield, Blanche (Rev. A.) Crawford, Elouise (Rev. C) Lotte and Dollie Hannah all of Kannapolis, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Ollie Cash Little and Jeanette Hannah; 35 grandchildren 42 great-grand-children; eight great-great-grand-children; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Flora Bell Rivers, Beatrice Dubois and Margaret Louise Little; four sons, Henry Little, J.P. Little, Mack Little and Spurgeon Little; a brother, Millard Hannah; and three sisters, Ada Crawford, Minnie Jackson and Louise Hannah.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Sarah Justice Mann

Sarah Justice Mann, 82, of Lakewood, Col., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 204 after a long illness.

Burial plans are incomplete at this time.

Memorials may be made to St. David's Building Fund, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

A native of Cheraw, Mrs. Mann was a daughter of John William and Ellen Duvall Justice.

Surviving are three children, seven grandchildren, and a brother, John Justice Jr. of Southern Pines, N.C. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Everett Ryvers Mason Sr.

Everett Ryvers Mason Sr., 88, of Cheraw, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park, Wadesboro, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or First Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Condolences may be made to kiserfuneralhome.com.

Born in Albemarle, N.C., Mr. Mason was a son of the late John and Raincy Mason. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Friendship Sunday School Class, VIP Group, and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater. He was also a member of Kilwinning Masonic Lodge No. 64. in Wadesboro, and VFW Post No. 10731 in Cheraw.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Parker Mason of Cheraw; a son Everett R. (Margaret) Mason Jr. of Columbia; four grandchildren, Keith Mason of Lugoff, David (Bonnie) Cable of Lugoff, Robert (Pamela) Brimson and Bret (Suzie) Crowe of Lyman; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

Winnie West McManus

Winnie West McManus, 91, of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. McManus was a daughter of George and Della West, and the widow of Ferris McManus Sr.

Surviving are five children, Ferris McManus Jr., Donald McManus, Sandra Boatwright, Doris Durham and Mary Burn; a sister, Viola Griffin; eight grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greene Funeral Home, Northwest. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

 

 

Irene Brock Moore

Irene Brock Moore, 81, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004 in Anson Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Tony Allen and Ronnie Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Wade United Methodist Church, 9 Church St., Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Ira and Allie McLaurin Brock. She was a member of Wade United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Addison (Libby) Moore Jr. and Charles "Ted" (Mary) Moore all of Wadesboro; two daughters, Katherine (Dennis) Hicks of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Lynda Goodwin of Harrisburg; a daughter-in-law, Virgie Moore of Wadesboro; a sister, Marguerite B. Tucker of Concord, N.C.; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and four special caregivers, Anne Gaddy, Ida Dumas, Effie Taylor and Virginia Burr.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vivian Irene Wiggins; a grandson, Addison Moore Bates; and two brothers, Allen Brock and Lamar Brock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

 

 

John William Rhodes

John William Rhodes, 71, of Ruby, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Sullivan County, Tenn., Mr. Rhodes was a son of the late Mosby Ernest and Helen Ruth Morrison Rhodes. He was a retired employee of Brewer Sand Company, and was a member of WOW, and Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Craig Rhodes of the home; two sons, John Alan (Patti) Rhodes of Ruby, and James Kevin (Christy) Rhodes of Cheraw; two daughters, Joan Rhodes (Martin) Hair of Ruby, and Karen Rhodes (John) Pelfrey of Cheraw; seven grandchildren, Joseph (Nicole) Pelfrey, Joshua Pelfrey, Ashley Hair, Jessica Hair, Heather Rhodes, Amber Rhodes and Christopher Rhodes; seven brothers, Paul (Jean) Rhodes of Rutherford, N.C., Mosby (Susie) Rhodes Jr. of Johnson, Tenn., Troy (Janice) Rhodes of Piney Flats, Tenn., Robert (Carolyn) Rhodes of Greenville, Tenn., Harry (Linda) Rhodes of Fall Branch, Tenn., Harold (Shiela) Rhodes of Piney Flats, and Darold (Pat) Rhodes of Jonesboro, Tenn.; and seven sisters, Mary Joe (Raymond) Ayers of Johnson City, Agnes (Harrell) Perrigan of Rock Hill, Bessie (Don) Perrigan of Piney Flats, Kathea (Reggie) Lett of Piney Flats, Clara (Steve) Mungo of Lancaster, Evelyn (Hank) Fasan of Johnson City, and Debbie (Steve) Blackburn of Rock Hill.

 

 

 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Rhodes, and two sisters, Bobbie Jean Cole and Dorothy Passmore.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

 

Ray Robinson

Ray Robinson, 46, of Pageland, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 from Church of God of Emmanuel. Burial followed in Victory Community Cemetery.

Born in Albany, N.Y., Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Roy Lee Robinson and Louise Sarah Robinson. He attended the public schools of Albany and was Honorably Discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1984 in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Lenora Denise Robinson; two daughters, Shannel Kuri Robinson and Jaquetta Shea Robinson; a son, Ray Robinson Jr.; his mother, four sisters, May, Ernestine, Sarah and Juanita; three brothers, Roy Jr. William and Jack; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

 

 

 

Sam Raymond Steen

Sam Raymond Steen, 77, of Hartsville, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 from Clyde Church of God with the Rev. Don Childers officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Steen was a son of the late Flynn and Minnie Gainey Steen, and the widow of Marie Winburn Steen. He was a member of Clyde Church of God.

Surviving are three sons, the Rev. Bobby (Faye) Steen of Darlington, and Billy Steen and Kenny Steen both of Hartsville; two daughters, Margie (Ronald) Brown and Shirley (Byron) Huggins all of Hartsville; two sisters, Irene Gainey of Orangeburg, and Bertha Douglas of Camden; two brothers, Buck Steen of Orangeburg, and David Steen of Hartsville; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Lourene Davis of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

 

Louise McKay

Louise McKay, 80, of Darlington, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Grove Hill Cemetery.

 

 

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McKay was a daughter of Dave and Rose Malloy O'Neal.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel McKay; three children, Sam Middleton, Diane Short and Susan White; a brother; five sisters; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

 

Linda F. Hendrix Wright

Linda F. Hendrix Wright, 45, of Pageland, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 from Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Hubert Horace and Allie Airington Hendrix. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Mrs. Wright was married to the late P.H. Wright.

Surviving are her companion of 13 years, Allen Morris of the home; two children of her companion, David Morris of Rockingham, N.C., and Tracey Morris of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four brothers, Hazel "Buddy" Hendrix, Rochel "Dickie" Hendrix, Jack Hendrix and Mack Hendrix all of Pageland; a sister, Sarah Haselden of Pageland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 19, 2004.

 

Lula Mae James Bostic

Lula Mae James Bostic, 79, of Wallace, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 from Bethel United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Bostic was a daughter of Haywood James and Rebecca Scott, and the widow of James Edward Bostic. She graduated second in her class from Coulter Academy in Cheraw and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church for over 60 years. In 1971 she went to work for the South Carolina Department of Social Services as a Homemaker and served there for 22 years.

Surviving are four sons, James Edward (Edie) Bostic Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., William Carroll Bostic of Cheraw, Phillip Christopher (Vanessa) Bostic of Suffolk, Va., and Gerald Sarius (Beverly) Bostic of Newport News, Va.; three daughters, Serita Rebecca B. Gingham, Barbara Ann Bostic and Cossandra Bostic Lemon of Wallace; two stepsons, Lawrence Scott (Barbara) Bostic of Vineland, N.J., and Todd Coit (Minuette) Bostic of Hartsville; three stepdaughters, Lula B. (Phillip) Jones of Columbia, Ella Mae (Walter) Harry of Plainfield, N.J., and Gloria Jean Coit of Cheraw; 33 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Thelma B. Warren of Wallace, and Carolyn B. McConnell of Cheraw; two brothers-in-law, Dewey Bostic of Syracuse, N.Y., and Boyce H. (Annie Mae) Bostic of Wallace; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Theodore R. James, Freddie Lee James and Jesse b. James; a son, Haywood James Bostic; a daughter, Dolly Mae Bostic Pratt; and Horatio Andre Bostic.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

 

Hattie Louise Campbell

Hattie Louise Campbell, 97, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 from Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Fayetteville, N.C., Ms. Campbell was a daughter of the late Jessie and Minnie Belle Campbell. She was a member of Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church where she served on the Missionary and Usher boards and was a member of the choir. For 20 years Ms. Campbell resided in New York. She was also a charter member of the Bon Ton Social Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Margaret C. Cole of the home, and Helen C. (Rudolph) Hunte of Chesapeake, Va.; two grandsons, Glen Joel Poyer Hunte of Manchester, N.H., and Mark Adam Poyer of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a great-grandchild, Jordan Matthew Poyer; a nephew, Freddie (Yvonne) Wallace of Fayetteville; two nieces; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

Beulah Davis Howe

Beulah Davis Howe, 61, of Fort Mill, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 from Sisk Memorial Baptist Church with Dr. Elwood Seamster officiating. Burial followed in Unity Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Howe was a daughter of the late Paul Davis and Geneva Gainey Davis. She was employed with Fairview Plaza Restaurant, Charlotte, and was an avid gardener.

Surviving are her husband, James Howe; sons, Shawn (Stefanie) House of York, and James M. (Paige) Howe of Clover; six sisters, Vera Morgan and Judy Phillips both of Laurinburg, N.C., Hallie Howe of Fort Mill, Marie Holcomb of Indian Land, Linda Rumfelt of Catawba Heights, N.C., and Brenda Smith of Belmont, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Grayson House, Nolan House, Lindsay Howe and Landon Howe.

Arrangements were entrusted to Wolfe Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

 

Irene Gregory Marlow

Irene Gregory Marlow, 71, of Hartsville, died Feb. 13, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 in McBee Cemetery.

Born in Wilkes County, N.C., Mrs. Marlow was a daughter of the late William Commie Gregory and Bertha Clyde Bunton Lowder, and was the widow of Walter A. Marlow.

Surviving four daughters, Debbie Thompson of Hartsville, Linda Zorn of Irmo, Kathy Marlow of Sumter, and Vicky Harvey of Columbia; two sisters, Ovell Versch of McBee, and Billie Ann Shook of Stony Point, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Margaret Marlow.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

 

Michael Jackson McMillan

Michael Jackson McMillan, 61, of Gastonia, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004 at his residence after a battle with Pick's Disease, a rare progressive disease that affects certain areas of the brain.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19 in Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont, N.C. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 7 p.m. Monday from First ARP Church with the Revs. Eddie Spencer and Fred Hoffman officiating.

Memorials may be made to ARP Mission Fund, 317 S. Chester St., Gastonia, N.C. 28052.

A native of Bennettsville, Mr. McMillan was a son of the late Thomas Jackson and Jewel Beadle McMillan. He spent his childhood in Cheraw and was a 1960 graduate of Cheraw High School. He retired from the Gaston Gazette as publisher, from 1991 to 1998, after moving from Jacksonville where he was publisher of the Jacksonville Daily News from the late 1970s to 1991. He was a former member of All Saints Episcopal Church where he was actively involved with the Cursillo Movement. He was a member of First ARP Church in Gastonia.

Mr. McMillan was a charter vice-president of the Jacksonville/New River Rotary Club and former president of the New River Rotary Club. He served as president of the United Way of Onslow County and he and his wife were instrumental in the formation of the Onslow County Literacy Coalition. He was also a former member of the boards of directors for the N.C. Press Association and Eastern North Carolina Press Association.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine Brown McMillan; sons, Blake Clapham Cotton of Atlanta, Ga., and Seth Allen Cotton of Central; daughters, Teresa McMillan (Chris) Watson of Cary, N.C., Michelle Watson (Paul) Rotchford of Nags Head, N.C., and Alicia Cotton (Ryan) Butler of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Tommy (Billie) McMillan of Mount Pleasant; three grandchildren, Chelsea Watson and Elise Watson of Cary, and Elizabeth Rotchford of Nags Head; and a niece, Adrienne Dylan Brown of Gastonia.

Arrangements were entrusted to McLean Funeral Directors. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

 

John Douglas McNair

John Douglas McNair, 86, of Columbia, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 from Patrick Presbyterian Church. A graveside service followed in Douglas Mill Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Patrick Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 37, Patrick, S.C. 29584; or Douglas Mill Cemetery Association, c/o Kathy Baker, 4855 Highway 145 S., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Patrick, Mr. McNair was a son of the late William Alexander "Sandy" McNair and Fallie Douglas McNair. He was a graduated of Cheraw High School, a Bee Keeper, and a lifelong member of Patrick Presbyterian Church. Mr. McNair was a 30-year United States Navy veteran. During World War II, Mr. McNair served on the USS Hopkins, the second ship to reach Guadalcanal. He also served on the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt, served as a Naval Recruiter and was a member of the Naval Fleet Reserve.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Peeples McNair of the home; nieces, Barbara Y. Morrison, Nancy B. Price and Kathy Y. Rowland; two great-nephews; and three great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine McNair Blonaisz, and Gladys McNair Young.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

 

Anna McIver Henderson Parham

Anna McIver Henderson Parham, 90, of Latta died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 from Latta United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Latta United Methodist Church or charity of one's choice.

Born in the Carolina Community of Dillon County, Mrs. Parham was a daughter of the late Hugh Arch and Christian McIver Kelly Henderson. She graduated from Dillon High School and Flora McDonald College, and received an A.B. degree with double majors in mathematics and history. After graduation she taught math and science at Chesterfield High School for three years, and later was Principal, and taught fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh grades at Brownsville Grammar School in Marlboro County. Mrs. Parham was a member of Latta United Methodist Church where she served many years on the Admini-stration Board, as Chairman of Worship Committee and Chairman of Pastor Parish Relation Commission. She was a Lay member of the S.C. Annual Conference, a reserved member of the conference representing the Latta United Methodist Church and on the Conference Board of Missions. She was also President and Treasurer of the local United Methodist Women and Secretary of the District. For years she taught fourth grade Sunday School and later taught the Ladies Bible Class. During her years of service in the church, she received three Life Memberships to United Methodist Women.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, John M. Parham Sr.; son, John M. (Stephanie) Parham Jr. D.D.S. of Dillon; two granddaughters, Christian C. (Coney) Arnette of Columbia, and Katheryn Ashley Parham of Atlanta, Ga.; and two great-grandsons, John Asby Arnette and William Henderson Arnette of Columbia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kannaday's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

Buddy W. Ratliff

Buddy W. Ratliff, 86, of Chesterfield, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004 at Chester-field General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 from Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial, with Masonic Rites, followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Ratliff was a son of Farkus and Estelle Melton Ratliff. He was called to the ministry in 1974 and for the past 30 years ministered at churches including Madison Grove Baptist Church in Wadesboro, N.C., and Bethune Baptist Church in Bethune. He retired from the Chesterfield County Highway Department after working many years as a mechanic.

Surviving are his wife, Levator Ratliff; a brother-in-law, Willie Cash; two special caregivers, Doris Melton and Darlene McBride; and a number of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

Naomi Griggs Sargent

Naomi Griggs Sargent, 95, of Columbia, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 from First Church of the Nazarene, Columbia. Burial followed at 4 p.m. in Chatham Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Nazarene Missions International, 6401 The Paseo, Kansas City, Mo. 64131.

Mrs. Sargent was born and lived most of her life in Wallace. She was a retired nurse.

Surviving are three daughters, Virginia (Dr. James) Taylor of Ft. Myers, Fla., Jeanette (Mike) Moskal of Columbia, and Dr. Nina (Dr. Moody) Gunter of Gilbert; a son, James (Pearl) Griggs of Wallace; a son-in-law, Earl Leviner; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Haver Campbell and Milam Cooper of Hopewell, Va., and Miriam Connelly of Largo, Fla.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Joseph R. Griggs Sr. of 54 years, and the Rev. W.E. Sargent of three years; four children, Lucille Leviner, J.R. Griggs Jr., Catherine Griggs and Charles Griggs; four brothers; a sister; and two grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

Mamie Scarborough

Mamie Scarborough, 102, of Bethune, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 from Sandy Run Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Scarborough was a daughter of Charlie and Alice Newman Baker.

Surviving are four children, Mamie Chase, Catherine Heagler, Susie Jackson and James Scarborough; 25 grandchildren; and 47 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Haile's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

 

 

Beatrice Webster Sisson

Beatrice Webster Sisson, 87, of Greensboro, N.C., died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 from George Brothers Funeral Service. Burial followed in Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro.

Memorials may be made to the Lancaster Art League.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Sisson was a daughter of the late James T. and Leo W. Webster, and was the widow of Charles A. Sisson Jr. She attended Wingate College and was a well-known artist for over 50 years. Mrs. Sisson had been a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster.

Surviving are a son, Charles Barry Sisson; a grandson, Ronald W. (Jan) Sisson Jr.; a granddaughter, Angela Sisson (Chris) Meadows; great-grandchildren, Andy Linegar, Kayla Sisson and Amanda Meadows; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald W. Sisson Sr.; two sisters, Nell and Violet; and a brother, Jimmy.

Arrangements were entrusted to George Brothers Funeral Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

 

Christine E. Terry

Christine E. Terry, 74, of Coward, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004.

 

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 from Brockington Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Lake City Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Terry was a daughter of Arch and Minnie Brooks, and was the widow of Alfonso Terry.

Surviving are four children, David Terry, Johnny Terry, Bobby Terry and Judy Kirby; a brother, James Brooks; two grandchildren, Shannon Kirby and Rikka Kirby; and a great-grandson, Landon Barnett.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brockington Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), February 26, 2004.

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Thomas Theodore Baskins Sr.

Thomas Theodore Baskins Sr., 75, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 from St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A son of the late Willie J. Baskins and Anna Belle Hancock Baskins, Mr. Baskins was first married to the late Geraldine Marie Jefferson Baskins. He was employed with Cheraw Dying and Finishing for over 20 years and was a member of the Masonic Order of St. David Lodge #467 of Cheraw. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for over 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Baskins; a son, Thomas (Linda) Baskins Jr. of Cheraw; two daughters, Peggie (Jimmie) Sellers of Sumter, and Willa Maye (Bernest) Rogers of Cheraw; seven grandchildren, Wanda L. Sellers of Suffolk, Va., Ladonna M. Rogers, of Gaithersburg, Md., Thomas Lamont Baskins Sr. of Virginia Beach, Va., Amy Sellers of Columbus, Ga., Jason Rogers of Cheraw, Horace Terrell Baskins of Cheraw, and Jessica Marie Sellers of Sumter; a sisters, Berthell Cassidy of Cheraw; two great-grand-children, Thomas Lamont Baskins Jr. and Asia Breona Baskins; a daughter, Irene (J.S.) Cole of Cheraw; a stepson, Hugh Lee (Evonne) Pegues of Cheraw; three step-grandchildren, Desmond (Michelle) Pegues Sr. of Cheraw, Anthony Pegues of Charlotte, N.C., and Lathasha Pegues; two step-great-grandchildren, Gabriell Pegues and Desmond Pegues Jr.; his father-in-law, Hossick Jefferson; seven sisters-in-law; nine brothers-in-law; a devoted cousin, Eva McQueen; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cleo Ellison and Roxanne Baskins; and two brothers, Willie Baskins and Horace Baskins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Carrie Chyanne Downer

Carrie Chyanne Downer, 6, of Lilesville, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004 as a result of a house fire.

A funeral service will be held at a later date.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Miss Downer was a daughter of Cory Neal Martin and Amanda Downer Mauldin.

Surviving are her mother and daddy, Amanda D. and Calvin Mauldin of Lilesville; her father and stepmother, Cory and Donna Martin of Lilesville; her paternal grandmother, Nancy McCormick of Statesville, N.C.; her paternal grandfather, Ronald F. Martin of Lilesville; her maternal grand-mother, Sandra (Michael) Holt of Morven, N.C.; her maternal grandfather, Jimmy (Debbie) Downer of Lilesville; her paternal great-grandmothers, Evelyn Martin of Wadesboro, and Ozzell Hatten of Statesville; her maternal great-grandmother, Lois Smith of Lilesville; her maternal great-grandfather, Ray Dickens of Raeford, N.C.; and a sister, Alyssa Martin of Lilesville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Nicholas Hunter Downer

Nicholas Hunter Downer, 9, of Lilesville, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004 as a result of a house fire.

A funeral service will be held at a later date.

Born in Union County, N.C., Master Downer was a son of James Stephen "Buddy" Morris Jr. and Amanda Downer Mauldin.

Surviving are her mother and daddy, Amanda D. and Calvin Mauldin of Lilesville; her father and stepmother, Buddy and Dawn Morris of Jefferson; his paternal grandfather and grandmother, Pat and Steve Morris of Cheraw; his maternal grandmother, Sandra (Michael) Holt of Morven, N.C.; his maternal grandfather, Jimmy (Debbie) Downer of Lilesville; his maternal great-grandmother, Lois Smith of Lilesville; his maternal great-grandfather, Ray Dickens of Raeford, N.C.; and a brother, Dillon Morris of Jefferson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Clarence Douglas 'Weazer'

Freeman

Clarence Douglas "Weazer" Freeman, 61, of Camden, died Friday, February 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Russell Galloway officiating. Burial followed in Society Hill LDS Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kershaw County Medical Center, Haile & Roberts Street, Camden, S.C. 29020.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Freeman was a son of the late Clarence Allen and Della Edwards Freeman. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Ruth Pierce Freeman; a son, Doug (Rose) Freeman of Camden; a daughter, Laura (Mike) Wall of Fountain Inn; three brothers, Delmas Freeman, Carrol Freeman and Ronnie Freeman all of Society Hill; six sisters, Hallie F. McNatt of Bishopville, June F. Walters and Faye F. Howle both of Society Hill, Doris F. Flurry of Florence, Nancy F. Dixon of Camden, and Linda F Howle of Hartsville; two special sisters-in-law, Vonzeal Freeman and Marvelle Hancock; a special niece, Teresa Ham; and four grandchildren Candice Freeman, Chris Freeman, Chris Wall and J.T. Wall.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Mary Funderburk

Mary Funderburk, 44, of Pageland, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 from Piney Grove AME Zion Church, Mt. Croghan. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Funderburk; three children, Chavis Jordan, Annisha Jordan and Cherika Jordan; five siblings, Larado Mason, Thomasina Bass, Ronald Hart, Kayser Hart, Richard Hart and Orrin Hart; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Wilma Wilson Hooks

Wilma Wilson Hooks, 63, of Cheraw, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Hooks was a daughter of the late Boisey Wilson and Rosa Graham Wilson. She was a 1960 graduate of Long High School and was employed with Chesterfield General Hospital for over 19 years. She was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where she was a member of the Usher Board, Trustee Board and was a Missionary.

Surviving are her husband, James E. Hooks Sr. of the home; three sons, James E. Hooks Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., and Anthony (Coletha) Hooks and Keith Hooks of Cheraw; a brother, Robert (Juanita) Wilson of Cheraw; five grandchildren, James Hooks Jr., Shanita Hooks and Brandon Hooks of Fayetteville, Devonte Dixon of Wallace, and Cykeitha Cash of Cheraw; three sisters-in-law, Mary Crenshaw of New York, Alice (Alvester) Hughes of High Point, N.C., and Senia Mae (Frank) McDonald of Cheraw; two brothers-in-law, Freddie (Thomasina) Hooks and Saul Hooks of Bronx, N.Y.; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Thomas Howard Jackson Jr.

Thomas Howard Jackson Jr., 77, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 from Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Jackson was a son of the late Thomas Howard Jackson Sr. and Etta Mae Coe Jackson. He attended Grandview Presbyterian Parochial School in Chesterfield, and was a Merchant Marine during World War II. For many years, Mr. Jackson owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store in Cheraw, was an insurance agent for North Carolina Mutual for 18 years, and worked for 10 years in the shipping department at INA.

At a time when no transportation was provided for black children, Mr. Jackson and friends purchased and drove busses so they could ride to school, for free. He was a life-long member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and was a member of Sanctorium Lodge #25 - Free and Accepted Masons - where he served as Past Master, and Eureka Chapter #33 of the Holy Royal Arch where he served as treasurer.

Surviving are a son, Thomas H. (Thelma Warren) Jackson III; two granddaughters, Sherrel (Sam) Cox of Cheraw, and Lisa Jackson of Los Angeles, Cal.; two grandsons, Gerald S. Bostic of Newport News, Va., and Joseph D. Vamper of Macon, Ga.; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Sarah J. (Clifton) Quarles of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Julia Sullivan of Greer, and Clara Jackson of Chesterfield; a dear friend and caregiver, Patricia Little; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Carolyn Deese 'Peachie' Odom

Carolyn Deese "Peachie" Odom, 64, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Odom was a daughter of the late Maxie C. and Iris James Deese. She was a homemaker and member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Wesley T. "Buddy" Odom of the home; a son, Gary (Tonda) Odom of Chesterfield; a daughter, Iris Elaine (James) Maher of Easley; four sisters, Sylvia Winstead of Chesterfield, Betty Perdue of Patrick, Lois Jones of Kannapolis, N.C., and Dot Jordan of Cheraw; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Howard P. Parks

Howard P. Parks, 70, of Wadesboro, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 from Bethel United Methodist Church, Patrick. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Randolph County, N.C., Mr. Parks was a son of the late Lowell Kenneth and Helen Wright Parks, and was married to the late Thalia Crowley Parks. He was a United States Air Force and United States Army veteran with 22 years of service, having served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Mr. Parks was a retired Anson County employee, was a member of the VFW and Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Lowell (fiancé Shelia Spencer) Parks of Wadesboro, and Bryant (Debra) Parks of Hartsville; two brothers, Malcolm "Bob" Parks of Patrick, and Wayne Parks of Laurel Hill, N.C.; two sisters, Bobbie Ann Parks of Hamlet, N.C., and Elsie Baldwin of Rockingham, N.C.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Lucille Anne Phillips

Lucille Anne Phillips, 78, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23 from Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Westfield Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Bessie Hannah, 508 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Morven, N.C., Miss Phillips was a daughter of the late Arthur B. and Sara Frances Jones Phillips. She was a retired seamstress and member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sisters, Clemmie P. White and Sara P. (Howard) Boan of Cheraw, and Dorothy P. Zearfoss and Edith P. (Fay) Martin of Chesterfield; a sister-in-law, Flora S. Phillips of Morven; a number of nieces and nephews and special great-nieces and nephews, Kelsey Martin, Courtney Martin and Gant Martin; and special friends, Doris Rhynes and Millie Gandy.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary P. Pate, and three brothers, Battle M. Phillips, John H. Phillips and Maxie V. Phillips.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

John William 'Bill' Richards Sr.

John William "Bill" Richards Sr., 85, of Kershaw, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23 from the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alan Richards Scholarship Fund, c/o The First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 611, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Westcoastville, Pa., Mr. Richards was a son of the late William Haring and Katie Freed Richards, and was married to the late Dorothy Thompson "Dot" Richards. He was the former owner and publisher of the Kershaw News Era and Pageland Journal newspapers, co-owner of Kershaw News Era Jewelry and Gift Shop, and owner of Richcraft Products, Inc. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was a former Deacon and Sunday School teacher and member of the Love Circle. A World War II veteran, Mr. Richards was a chief warrant officer and transport pilot in the Army-Air Corps, and a graduate of Furman University.

Surviving are three children, Dr. John William "Rick" (Nan) Richards Jr. M.D. of Evans, Ga., Cynthia R. Kahler of Greer and Michelle R. (Randy) Sims of Kershaw; a sister, Dagmar (Charles) Lucente of Iverness, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Stephen (Melissa) Kahler, Eric (Jody) Kahler and Bill

Kahler, Karen (Jason) Hege, Alan Sims, Hayley Sims and John Sims III, Charles Richards and Alana Richards; and six great-grandchildren, Brandon Kahler, Kelsi Kahler, Katherine Kahler, Todd Kahler, Whitley Kahler and Elaine Hege.

He was preceded in death by a son, Frederick Alan Richards.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Tony Ford Smith

Tony Ford Smith, 54, of Lancaster, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 from Ruby Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Smith Family Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 902 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Chester, Mr. Smith was a son of Jimmy Smith and the late Sarah Griggs Smith. He was employed with Generals Mini Mart.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Britt Smith of Lancaster; four sons, Little Tony Smith and Robert Smith of Lancaster, Kevin Smith of Matthews, N.C., and Aaron Smith of Ruby; two daughters, De Anne Smith of Pageland, and Amanda Pearshall of Lancaster; five brothers, Jimmy Allison of San Antonio, Texas, Charles Smith of Simpsonville, David Smith of Cullowee, N.C., and Darryl Smith of Ruby; four sisters, Gail Shoemaker of Austin, Texas, and Debbie Wilkerson, Kathy Sims and Angie Smith of Cheraw; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

James Thomas Wilkes

James Thomas Wilkes, 77, of Ruby, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Mr. James was a son of the late James Walter and Vera Oakley Wilkes, and was married to the late Ruby Gulledge Wilkes. He was a retired truck driver and United States Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a son, Joel Thomas Wilkes; a sister, Maybelle W. Teal of Cheraw; a grandson, Dameion Phew; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 4, 2004.

Howard W. Chapman

Howard W. Chapman, 61, of Society Hill, died Monday, March 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church with the Revs. Oscar Holland and Marvin Lynch officiating. Burial followed in Welsh Neck Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 28, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Chapman was a son of the late Monroe C. and Gertrude Everleigh Chapman. He was owner of Chapman Appliance Repair & Service, and was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and had served as Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee.

Surviving are his wife, Jackie Dixon Chapman of Society Hill; a daughter, Denise (Mitch) Spease of Society Hill; a granddaughter Amber Spease of Society Hill; three brothers, Clarence Chapman of Lexington, Leon Chapman of Society Hill, and Walter Chapman of Summerville; and two sisters, Betty Lou West of Moncks Corner, and Dorothy Shepherd of West Columbia.

John Thornton Crawford

John Thornton "Snookie" Crawford, 71, of Hartsville, died Friday, March 5, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2004 from First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Painter officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Darlington County Humane Society, Box 1655, Hartsville S.C. 29551; or the Shaggers Hall of Fame Foundation, c/o Eddie Monsour, 2738 Colgate Drive, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304.

Born in Greensboro, N.C., Mr. Crawford was a son of the late William Henry and Mearl Thornton Crawford. He graduated from Carlisle Military School in 1950, served in the United States Air Force 1950-1954, and attended Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. He officiated high school football for 11 years, coached in the Pop Warner Football League in Charlotte, was associated with Creative Advertising for 34 years, and was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church. He was a member of the Shaggers Hall of Fame and The Living Legends of North Myrtle Beach. Along with Jim Cox, Mr. Crawford organized the Darlington County Ducks Unlimited Chapter.

Surviving are his wife, Deborah Crawford of Hartsville; two sons, Bill (Dawn) Crawford of Hartsville, and John T. Crawford of Cheraw; two daughters, Jeannie (Mitchell) Gainey of Hartsville, and Julia Crawford of Hartsville; and four grandchildren, Mary Gainey, Lee Gainey, Morgan Crawford and William Crawford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 11, 2004.

Alberta Johnson Drake

Alberta Johnson Drake, 76, of Cheraw, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004 in Chesterfield General Hospital following an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4 from St. James Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Drake was a daughter of the late Larry B. and Marion Little Johnson. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and Coker College. She was a member of St. James Baptist Church and was married to the late Wendell Drake.

Surviving are a sister, Lee Anna Bell; a niece, Cora Thomas; eight sisters-in-law, Della Ford, Nellie Sanders, Beatrice Drake, Bertha Drake, Dot Drake and Erusele Johnson all of Cheraw, Marie Cassidy of Philadelphia, Penn., and Margaret Ellison of New York, N.Y.; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 11, 2004.

James Leon Edwards

James Leon Edwards, 51, of Cheraw, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004 in Chester-field General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A son of James Thomas Edwards and Arlean Davis Edwards, Mr. Edwards was a member of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church where he was a member of Pleasant Grove Pirates baseball team and was an Usher. He was a trombone player and played with the Dell-Vikers.

Mr. Edwards attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was drum major of the Chesterfield High School band. He served four years with the United States National Guard and was married to Deloris Carroll.

Surviving are his fiancée, Sherri Lynn Smith; two children, Isaac Bernard (Rebecca) McKay of Fort Lee, Va., and Mechon P. (Mitchell) Baker of Charlotte, N.C. his parents of Cheraw; a brother, Larry Donnell (Abdella) Stuckey of Fayetteville, Ga.; a sister, Darlene E. (John) Stuckey of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Rachell McKay, Sierra McKay, Brianna McKay and Deante McKay of Fort Lee, and Thomas Lamont Baskins Jr. and Cameron Baker of Charlotte; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 11, 20

Mabel Parker Gray

Mabel Parker Gray, 91, of Cheraw and formerly of Mableton, Ga., died Friday, March 5, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 9 from Sandy Springs United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta, Ga.

Born in Crystal Springs, MS, Mrs. Gray was a daughter of the late John and Nellie McGukin Parker, and the widow of the Rev. Donald Gray. She was a homemaker and member of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Hannah G. (Charles) Johnson of Chesterfield; a sister, Sue P. Harley of Mableton, Ga.; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Billy Gray and Norman Gray; a grandson, Phil Gray; three brothers, Claude Parker, Hiram Parker and William Parker; and a sister, Margaret Parker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 11, 2004.

Daisy Brooks Hudson

Daisy Brooks Hudson, 85, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6 from David's Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to David's Grove Baptist Church, c/o Diane Rayfield, 2256 Jackson Road W., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Hudson was a daughter of the late Walter Lee and Effie Davis Brooks. She was a retired store clerk. Mrs. Hudson was a member of David's Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years, and was a choir and WMU member.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Paul P. Hudson; a son, Tommy (Betty) Hudson of Charlotte, N.C.; three daughters, Mary Sue (Fred) Burr and Doris Jean (Frank) Davis all of Darlington, and Judy Knox of Apex, N.C.; a sister, Sadie Traskiewisc of Rockwell, N.C.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 11, 2004.

Earl Homer Johnson Sr.

Earl Homer Johnson Sr., 70, of Middendorf, died Friday, March 5, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7 from Hebron United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Allen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 142 Southern Lane, McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late William Knoxie and Lillie Rivers Johnson. He was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Dixon Johnson of Middendorf; three sons, Homer (Teri) Johnson of Perkasie, Pa., Alexander (Cindy) Johnson of Middendorf, and Randy (Dot) Johnson of Hartsville; a daughter, Amanda (Amos) Catoe of Middendorf; two stepsons, Allen Dixon and Wendy Dixon of McBee; a stepdaughter, Velda Bess of Middendorf; four brothers, Rivers Johnson and Sammy Johnson of Middendorf, Donald Johnson of Hartsville, and Jake Johnson of Palatka, Fla.; four sisters, Marjorie J. Hancock of Middendorf, Betty J. Putzey and Vivian J. Hunnicutt of McBee, and Joyce J. Gibson of Charlotte, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Estelle Walters Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 11, 2004.

Evelyn L. McRorie

Evelyn L. McRorie, 86, of Rock Hill, died Friday, March 5, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7 from Catawba Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. McRorie was a daughter of Thomas and Mary Courtney Lowery, and the widow of Willie McRorie.

Surviving are three children, Billy McRorie, Elizabeth Dabney and Shirley Robinson; a sister, Bernice Geddings; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greene Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 11, 2004.

Robert Wilson 'Rob' Suttton

Robert Wilson "Rob" Sutton, 86, of Ruby, died Saturday, March 6, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 8 in Ruby Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Sutton was a son of the late Minor W. and Effie Deese Sutton. He was a retired painter and a United States Air Force veteran of World War II. Mr. Sutton was a member of Ruby Baptist Church, and American Legion Post 134.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Margie Gulledge Sutton of the home; two daughters, Denise S. Vick and Joni S. (Kenny) Davis of Chesterfield; five grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 11, 2004.

Lillian Elizabeth Stewart Ballard

Lillian Elizabeth Stewart Ballard, 83, of Cheraw, died Sunday, March 14, 2004 at Cheraw Health Care.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 from First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Burial followed in Old Saint David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or the American Cancer Society, 128 Stone Mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Salisbury, N.C., Mrs. Ballard was a daughter of the late Robert Grear Stewart and Minnie Ada Smith Stewart. She had worked as a librarian at Cheraw Primary School and had been a substitute teacher in Chesterfield County schools. Mrs. Ballard had been employed with Burlington Industries as an Administrator.

Mrs. Ballard's love for children was evident in her service through the Girl Scout organization, and she was awarded the distinction of being a "Lifetime Brownie." She introduced the Girl Scout organization to the towns of Cheraw, Lexington, N.C., and Roanoke, Va. While living in Roanoke, she served as the City Youth Director and was on the Mayor's Council on Youth. Mrs. Ballard also worked with the youth program in her church in Roanoke. She was instrumental in the development of the daycare program at the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw and worked there for two years, helping it become the well-established program it is today.

While living in Cheraw, Mrs. Ballard was a member of the Arts Commission and the Matheson Memorial Library Commission, as well as a member of the Historical Commission and the Appearance Commission.

Surviving are two daughters, Sarah Ann Ballard Duvall of Charleston, and Lisabeth "Lisa" Ballard Kennedy, of Mt. Pleasant (Dunes West); five grand-children; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Louise Stewart Skulkety of Charlotte, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Alvin Hugh Ballard, next to whom she will be interred; as well as a sister, Marion Hannah; a step-brother, William Stewart; and step-sister, Bessie Sawyer.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Mildred Johnson Mills Bradley

Mildred Johnson Mills Bradley, 68, of Lancaster, Wednesday, March 10, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12 in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Churchyard

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Bradley was a daughter of Edward and Myrtle Johnson.

Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Bradley; children, Donald Mills, Frances Brewington, Wanda Ellis, Shirley Faile, Pat Pelfrey, Edna Mills and Rosa Deese; and other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

 

Elizabeth M. Cole

Elizabeth M. Cole, 81, of Pageland, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at her residence.

A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 14 in First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Cole was a daughter of the late James Avery and Mary Clark Mangum.

Surviving are two sons, Leroy Jordan of Pageland, and Samuel S. Jordan of Araphoe, Wy.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.

Linda Deese Craig

Linda Deese Craig, 56, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Sunday, March 14, 2004 in Anson Community Hospital.

Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home. Interment followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Craig was a daughter of Sara Burr Deese and the late William Ray Deese. She was a retired textile worker.

Surviving are three daughters, Lisa Davis and Trenia Roscoe both of Chesterfield, and Kaye Lowery of Pageland; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her mother of Wadesboro; two brothers, Warren Deese of Polkton, N.C., and Julian Deese of Lilesville, N.C.; and two sisters, Arlene Sanford of Morven, N.C., and Helen Deese of Wadesboro.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Deese, and a sister, Margie Chastain.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Ase Berry 'A. B.' Dailey Jr.

Ase Berry "A. B." Dailey Jr., 86, of Society Hill, died Monday, March 15, 2004 in a Florence hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 28, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Dailey was a son of the late Ase Berry and Effie Donaldson Dailey. He was bookkeeper for Georgia Carolina Brick and Tile and then entered the lumber business from 1943 to 1963. He went to work for Burlington Industries and retired as Environmental and Utilities Supervisor in 1980. Mr. Dailey served as clients services consultant with Moore Gardner Engineers of Asheboro, N.C., for two years. An active member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church, he served as Sunday School teacher general Superintendent of Sunday School and a Deacon. He took on the responsibility of the church cemetery and organized the perpetual care. During a period of 20 years, Mr. Dailey served the Town of Society Hill as a council member, mayor pro tem and mayor. He also served one term as magistrate.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Chapman Dailey of Society Hill; a daughter, Wanda Dailey Keith of Society Hill; a granddaughter, Virginia Dawn (Jamey) Hunsucker of Society Hill; a great-grandson, Justin Tyler Lane; a brother, George (Henrietta) Dailey of Sumter; and a sister, Lorene Dailey Streater of Morven, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Elizabeth Duvall DesChamps

Elizabeth Duvall DesChamps, 83, of Bishopville, has died.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004 from

Bethlehem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Phelps officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Bishopville; Epworth Children's Home, Columbia; The Methodist Manor, Florence; Methodist Oaks, Orangeburg; or Kalmia Gardens, Hartsville.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. DesChamps was a daughter of the late William Evans Duvall and Ruth Kinsey Duvall. She was a graduate of Winthrop College, from which she received the Mary Mildred Sullivan distinguished alumnae award in 1992. She was a published author, having written two gardening books and a children's book. She wrote a column for the Lee County Observer for many years. She was a former member of the Board of Trustees at Brookgreen and Kalmia Gardens.

Mrs. DesChamps was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist. She was a Sunday School teacher, had served on the official board numbers of times and had been president of the United Methodist Women on three different occasions, as well as serving in many other capacities. She was a past trustee of Epworth Children's Home in Columbia. She was a charter member of the Bishopville Book Club, a past member of the Bishopville Junior Welfare League, a former member of the Iris Garden Club, and a member of her bridge club for 60 years.

After graduating from Winthrop College, she moved to Bishopville to be a librarian at the high school, where she also coached basketball. She had also served as a Cub Scout leader.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, William Green DesChamps Jr.; a daughter, Ruth Kinsey DesChamps of Pawley's Island; two sons, William Green DesChamps III and Carroll Green (Cindy) DesChamps II, all of Bishopville; three grandchildren, Noble Winesett of Beaufort, Julia Duvall DesChamps of Clemson University and Bishopville, and William Green DesChamps IV of Bishopville; two great-grandchildren, Joseph Parker Winesett and Wendell Green Winesett both of Beaufort; two sisters, Ruth Duvall Funderburk and Blanche Duvall Smith both of Cheraw; and a brother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

 

Lawyer Wilson Fields

Lawyer Wilson Fields, 73, of Patrick, died Monday, March 8, 2004 at Cheraw Healthcare.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13 from Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Fields was a son of the late Tobe Fields and Angeline Johnson Fields. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and was a member of the Truelight Gospel Singers.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Ester Fields of Patrick; a daughter, Derby Merriman of Cheraw; two grand-children, Davida Outen of Cheraw, and Aurilla Shaw of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Willie Fields of Aynor; six stepchildren, Dersie Alston, Sandra Wilson, Velma Fields of Columbia, Zelda Turner of Hartsville, Cynthia McCormick of Chesterfield, and Tony Fields of Patrick; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Samuel Alexander Gandy

Samuel Alexander Gandy, 85, of Bennettsville, died Saturday, March 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Marlboro County, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Society Hill, Mr. Gandy was a son of the late Robert Manuel and Sallie Vista Linton Gandy. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Bennettsville. Mr. Gandy was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II as Seaman First Class. He received the American Area camp Medal and the World War II Victory medal.

Surviving are his wife, Vera E. Smith Gandy of Bennettsville; four sons, Samuel A. "Chic" Gandy Player and Franklin Player both of Florence, Wayne A. Gandy of Bennettsville, and James Deese of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughter, Joyce McLendon of Bennettsville, and Betty Boan of Cheraw; two brothers, Brooks Edward Gandy of Darlington, and Harvey Gandy of Society Hill; two sisters, Catherine Hall and Myrtle Keith both of Society Hill; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Manuel Gandy Jr. and Charles Gandy. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Robert L. 'Bob' Gulledge

Robert L. "Bob" Gulledge, 57, of Cheraw, died Sunday, March 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cross Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gulledge was a son of the late Roy and Mary Lee Lewis Gulledge. He was a diesel mechanic and member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Gulleedge was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Short Gulledge of the home; a son, Danny L. Gulledge of Cheraw; two daughters, Melissa G. (Jimmy) Hildreth of Chesterfield, and Tammy R. Gulledge of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Megan C. Van-Derpoel, Timothy R. Gulledge, Lauren K. King and Bethany L. Richardson; a brother, Randy Gulledge of Georgia; and three sisters, Shirley Griggs of Patrick, Wanda Melton of Bethune, and Linda Sellers of Patrick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Lois Waddell James Hilburn

Lois Waddell James Hilburn, 94, of Fayetteville, N.C., died Tuesday, March 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Hilburn was a daughter of the late Vivien B. and Ella Allen Waddell. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Boyce James of Fayetteville, and Joe James of California; a daughter, Velma J. Cashwell of Fayetteville; five grand-children; six great-grand-children; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Jessie J. Robertson and Ella Roberta James; two brothers, Carl Waddell and Cliff Waddell; and five sisters, Essie Wilson, Beulah Douglas, Vara Odom, Avis Faircloth and Mildred Edwards.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Hollis G. Hurst Jr.

Hollis G. Hurst Jr., 56, of Chesterfield, died Sunday, March 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Sunday School Class Relay for Life Fund, c/o Judy Oliver, 203 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Chester-field Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hurst was a son of Vera King Hurst and the late Hollis G. Hurst Sr. He attended the University of South Carolina and was Manager of Logistics with INA USA Plants 1, 2 and 5 in Cheraw. Mr. Hurst was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, an avid golfer and member of Green River Country Club. He was also a member of the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board for Chesterfield and Marlboro counties.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Deese Hurst of the home; three daughters, Angela H. (Gregg) Demby, Chasity H. (Michael) Lisenby, and Lisa Fay Hurst all of Chesterfield; his mother of Chesterfield; a sister, Mary Ellen (Steve) Gantt of Columbia; two granddaughters, Taylor Demby and Holli Demby of Chesterfield; and a special family member, Kyle Davis, stationed in Iraq with the South Carolina National Guard.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Alta Watson Lee

Alta Watson Lee, 99, of Bennettsville, died Tuesday, March 10, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 11 in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Marlboro County, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C.; or the Alzheimer's Foundation, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Lee was a daughter of the late William Squire and Sara Odom Watson, and was the widow of Edgar Terrell Lee. She was educated in the Chesterfield County schools and was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are two daughters, Alta L. Brown and Lura L. Pate of Bennettsville; a stepdaughter, Fannie Belle McLellan of Florence; a sister, Nell Finch of Cheraw; two grandchildren; and 13 step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edgar Terrell Lee Jr.; two stepsons, Millard C. Lee and Ray S. Lee; and a stepdaughter, Effie L. Brigman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

 

 

Mary Ann Wigington Neil

Mary Ann Wigington Neil, 53, Columbia, died Friday, March 12, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16 from Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231.

Born in Columbia, Mrs. Neil was a daughter of the late Dillard J. and Norine Cassidy Wigington.

Surviving are a son, James Allan Wigington of Columbia; a brother, Dillard J. "Butch" Wigington of Gastonia, N.C.; and two sisters, Peggy (Ray) Medley of Winnsboro, and Barbara King of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shives Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Frances Louisa 'Cissy' Morris Nichol

Frances Louisa "Cissy" Morris Nichol, 57, of Morven, N.C., died Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at her home following a five-year battle of breast cancer.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 12 from Grace United Methodist Church, Manassas, Va. A local service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 14 from Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, Morven. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park, Wadesboro, N.C.

 

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, Prince William Clinical Office, 9540 Center St., Suite 300, Manassas, Va. 20110.

Born in Hartsville, Dr. Nichol was a daughter of the late Boggan Morris and Lilly Mae Atkinson Morris. She grew up in Morven and graduated in 1964 from Morven High School. While in high school, she worked part-time for Winn-Dixie Grocery and JP Stevens Finishing in Cheraw. She received a bachelor's of arts in 1972 from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C., where she majored in English literature. She completed her master's of arts in 1974 at Winthrop University, majoring in English literature. In 1983, she received her doctor of philosophy from the University of Maryland at College Park, specializing in late 19th and 20th century American English literature.

After retiring as a teacher, Dr. Nichol worked independently as a realtor with Samson Realty of Chantilly, Va. As an agent, she was top producer, was a member of the Million Dollar Club, National Board of Realtors, Virginia Board of Realtors and Prince William County Board of Realtors.

Dr. Nichol taught at the university level for 25 years at Howard University, Queens College and Rutledge College. She won several teaching awards can commendations. Her professional affiliation included: Faulkner Conference, American Literature Conference, Conference of College Composition and Communi-cation, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society, The Modern Language Association and the Nation Council of Teacher of English. Publications to her credit include: "Flem Snopes' Knack for Verisimilitude of the Snopes Trilogy," Mississippi Quarterly and other academic publications.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. James P. Nichol of the home; a son, Justin Nichol of the home; two uncles, Fred Atkinson of Cheraw and W.T. Frazier of Charlotte, N.C.; two aunts, Elsie Morris of New London, N.C., and Myrtle Morris of Wadesboro; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Rose Morris of Morven, and John f. and Louise Atkinson of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Louise Faulkenberry Phillips

Louise Faulkenberry Phillips, 84, of Kershaw, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at Springs Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13 from Buffalo Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth Wren and Donald Coppedge officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorial may be made to Buffalo Baptist Church, 6390 Lockhart Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067; Mt. Pisgah-Buffalo Rescue Squad, 2099 John Munn Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Lancaster, Mrs. Phillips was a daughter of the late Willie and Lois Roberts Faulkenberry, and was the widow of Wilford Phillips. She was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church where she was treasurer of the Faithful Worker Sunday School Class and a former Training Union teacher.

Surviving are two sons, W.T. (Mildred) Phillips of Fort Mill, and Bruce E. (Margie) Phillips of Kershaw; a daughter, Edith P. (Wayne) Joyner of Kershaw; four brothers, Fred (Helen) Faulkenberry, James (Neatus) Faul-kenberry, Manly (Sue) Faulkenberry and Perry (Nancy) Faulkenberry all of Kershaw; three sisters, Ruth Bradley, Frances (Gil) Raymond and Ann Jones all of Kershaw; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a caregiver, Bertha Bass.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Edna Quick

Edna Quick, 63, of Wallace, died Monday, March 1, 2004 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 from Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace. Burial followed in White's Creek Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Quick was a daughter of Bill Gulledge and Eunice Parker Gulledge. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Fellowship Church.

Surviving are three sons, John Quick, Rudy Quick and Ronnie Quick all of Wallace; two daughters, Kaye Stubbs and Kaye Quick both of Wallace; three brothers, Billy Gulledge and Henry Gulledge both of Patrick, and Walter Gulledge of Kannapolis, N.C.; two sisters, Peggy Emanuel of Patrick, and Betty Moore of Chesterfield; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

 

Annie Mae Gulledge Rushing

Annie Mae Gulledge Rushing, 83, of Ruby, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 13 from Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mrs. Rushing was a daughter of the late Hardy Frank and Ida Jane Steen Gulledge, and the widow of Dewey Edward Rushing. She was a homemaker and member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Jerry W. (Connie Cason) Rushing of Ruby; a grandson, Jeffrey Rushing; and a great-granddaughter, Briana Rushing.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Kay Rushing; a sister, Mary Lee Threadgill; and five brothers, Press Gulledge, Buddy Gulledge, Jack Gulledge, Edward Gulledge and James Gulledge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Earl Steen

Earl Steen, 92, Kershaw, died Saturday, March 13, 2004 in the Springs Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 from Abney Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Todd Morris

and the Rev. Larry Plyler officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorial may be made to Abney Baptist Church, 5180 Bethune Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Steen was a son of the late Charles B. and Effie Jordan Steen, and widower of Margaret Jordan Steen. He was a member of Abney Baptist Church and had retired from Springs Industries.

Surviving are two daughters, Pearlie Mae Steen of Pageland, and Daisy (Keith) Mosley of Bethune; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Vera Mae Sullivan

Vera Mae Sullivan, 85, of Pageland, died Saturday, March 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 15 from Zion United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Sullivan was a daughter of Arthur and Annie Deason Sullivan.

Surviving are a daughter, Sue Jordan; a grandson, Mike Jordan; and three sisters, Lillie Mangum, Leona Hicks and Kate Williams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

 

Pauline Hancock Summerford

Pauline Hancock Summerford, 86, of Mt. Croghan, died Friday, March 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14 from Center Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Summerford was a daughter of the late Norman Henry and Cora Jordan Hancock, and the widow of Henry T. Summerford. She was a homemaker and member of Center Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are four grandchildren, James Summerford, Jeff Summerford, Mitchell Summerford and Darlene Summerford; a number of great-grandchildren; a sister, Dora Epperson of Kannapolis, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews, including a niece and caregiver, Marjorie W. Burch of Mt. Croghan.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Lawrence Summerford and Carroll Summerford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Charles James Threatt

Charles James Threatt, 101, of Rock Hill died Friday, March 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15 from Eastview Baptist Church with Masonic Rites.

 

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Threatt was a son of Burrell and Roxie Threatt, and the widower of Mamie Threatt.

Surviving are a son, James Threatt; a daughter, Betty Koch; nine grand-children; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greene Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Francis Marion Tillman

Francis Marion Tillman, 86, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14 from First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the Carter Blake Tillman Scholarship Fund, Presbyterian College, Advancement Office, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, S.C. 29325; or Old Saint David's Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Tillman was a son of the late Daniel Lee and Lena Amos Tillman. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and received a BA in literature and journalism from Oglethorpe University. He worked for F. Schumacher & Company in New York City for two and one-half years, and was a retired co-owner of Dan L. Tillman & Sons, Insurance and Real Estate.

Mr. Tillman served in the anti-aircraft artillery in the Canal Zone and 80th Infantry Division, Third Army in Europe, during World War II. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Treasurer, Elder, Clerk of the Session and member of the choir.

Mr. Tillman assisted in the formation of Cheraw, Inc., Matheson Memorial Library, Lyceum Museum, Chesterfield County Historical Society, Old Saint David's Cemetery Association and Historic Cheraw, Inc. He served as Treasurer of Cheraw Country Club, Secretary of the Board of Public Buildings on the Town Green, Tree Commission of the Town of Cheraw, was a former member of Kiwanis Club, American Legion and was active in the Cheraw Camellia Society.

Surviving are his sister, Virginia T. Watts of Goldsboro, N.C.; a brother, Daniel Lee Tillman Jr. of Cheraw; four nephews; three great-nieces; four great-nephews; and his best friend, James F. Magee of Sumter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 18, 2004.

Ronnie Lee Brown

Ronnie Lee Brown, 49, of Cheraw, died Friday, March 12, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Garden.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Brown was a son of Charlie McDuffie and Ollie Mae Graham.

Surviving are his wife, Beatrice L. Brown; two sons, Kenyetta Bethea and Anthony Leak; four daughters, Latonya Covington, Tanisha Thorpe, Tamecia Brown and Renata Brown; 11 sisters, Berry Jean (Isaiah) Reed, Deborah (James) Covington, Johnnie McLaurin, Hattie Davis, Vinna Bostic, Juanita White, Regina Francis, Louvina McDuffie, Jacqulyn McDuffie, Charlyne McDuffie and Renee Hall McDuffie; two brothers, the Rev. Heyward (Daisy) Brown and Walter McDuffie; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Leak; 11 grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Shelley McDuffie and Lulla Mae Jacobs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

Carrie Chyanne Downer

Carrie Chyanne Downer, 6, of Lilesville, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004 as a result of a house fire.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3 from Wade Christian Fellowship with the Revs. Jim Marshall and Todd Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 2 at Leavitt Funeral Home.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Miss Downer was a daughter of Cory Neal Martin and Amanda Downer Mauldin.

Surviving are her mother and daddy, Amanda D. and Calvin Mauldin of Lilesville; her father and stepmother, Cory and Donna Martin of Lilesville; a paternal grandmother, Nancy McCormick of Statesville, N.C.; a paternal grandfather, Ronald F. Martin of Lilesville; a maternal grandmother, Sandra (Michael) Holt of Morven, N.C.; a maternal grandfather, Jimmy (Debbie) Downer of Lilesville; two paternal great-grandmothers, Evelyn

Martin of Wadesboro, N.C., and Ozzell Hatten of Statesville; a maternal great-grandmother, Lois Smith of Lilesville; a maternal great-grandfather, Ray Dickens of Raeford; and a sister, Alyssa Martin of Lilesville.

Arrangements are entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

Nicholas Hunter Downer

Nicholas Hunter Downer, 9, of Lilesville, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004 as a result of a house fire.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3 from Wade Christian Fellowship with the Revs. Jim Marshall and Todd Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 2 at Leavitt Funeral Home.

Born in Union County, N.C., Master Downer was a son of James Stephen "Buddy" Morris Jr. and Amanda Downer Mauldin.

Surviving are his mother and daddy, Amanda D. and Calvin Mauldin of Lilesville; his father and stepmother, Buddy and Dawn Morris of Jefferson; a maternal grandmother, Sandra (Michael) Holt of Morven, N.C.; a maternal grandfather, Jimmy (Debbie) Downer of Lilesville; a paternal grandmother and grandfather, Pat and Steve Morris of Cheraw; a maternal great-grandmother, Lois Smith of Lilesville; a paternal great-grandfather, Ray Dickens of Raeford, N.C.; and a brother, Dillon Morris of Jefferson.

Arrangements are entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

Margaret Eubanks Horton

Margaret Eubanks Horton, 83, of Bethune, died Thursday, March 18, 2004.

A funeral serviced was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 21 from Bethune Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Crocker officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Bethune Baptist Church Building Fund, Box 326, Bethune, S.C. 29009.

Mrs. Horton, Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. Horton was a daughter of the late Joe and Minnie McDonald Eubanks, and the widow of Charlie O. Horton, She was a member of Bethune Baptist Church and was retired from Kendall.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy (David) Williams of Columbia; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Horton of Jefferson; seven grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Joe Mitchell Horton, Garland Horton and Gary Horton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

Douglas Theodore Jordan

Douglas Theodore Jordan, 81, of Cheraw, died Thursday, March 11, 2004 in Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 from Reid's Memorial Funeral Chapel with minister Kenion Coleman officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Barbados, West Indies, Mr. Jordan was a son of the late Rosalie and Joseph E. Jordan of Barbados. He moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he worked and retired from Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, N.Y. Mr. Jordan moved to South Carolina in 1984.

Surviving are his wife, Annie S. Jordan; two daughters, Nancy (Dennis) Cummings of Barbados, and Junnie (Audie) Campbell of Queens Village, N.Y.; three sons, Micah T. Jordan and Johnnie L. Jordan both of Cheraw, and Douglas E. Jordan of Brooklyn; a sister, Shirley Crosson of Brooklyn; two sisters-in-law, Bessie Traynham of Brooklyn, and Clara Shields of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Emmitt Shields of Cheraw; four grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

 

Dorothy Hall Lewis

Dorothy Hall Lewis, 51, of Patrick, died Monday, March 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home with the Revs. Marvin Griggs and Jack Wilson officiating.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Lewis was a daughter of Leroy and Ethel Hall.

Surviving are her husband, Bruce Lewis of Patrick; a son, Ken (Lisa) Lewis of Patrick; daughters, Cindy (Chris) Widrig of McBee, and Tiffany Lewis and Brittanie Lewis both of Patrick; seven sisters, Doris Hatfield of Hartsville, Diane Williamson of Louisiana, Ethel Mae Hall of Hartsville, Elaine Smith of Commerce, Ga., and Loria Stukes, Gloria Hall and August Candy Hall all of Hartsville; a brother, Jimmy Hall of Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Kenneth Lewis Jr., Bryan Lewis, Marla Lewis and Quinten Widrig,

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

 

Elzy Rae Melton Linton

Elzy Rae Melton Linton, 71, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18 in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Linton was a daughter of the late Floyd Wilbur and Ruby Elzy Burr Melton. She was a homemaker and member of Oakland Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Charles Linsie Linton of the home; a son, Johnny Linton of Chesterfield; two daughters, Shirley L. Burr of Hartsville, and Debra Linton of Chesterfield; two brothers, the Rev. Larry D. Melton and the Rev. Lonnie Wayne Melton both of Chesterfield; a sister, Betty M. Odom of Chesterfield; a granddaughter, Denise (Robert) Barefoot of Hartsville; and a great-granddaughter, Hunter Barefoot of Hartsville.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Floyd Melton and Bobby Melton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

Robert B. 'R.B.' McLendon

Robert B. "R.B." McLendon, 72, of Bishopville, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 19 from Hartsville Advent Christian Church with the Revs. Charles McLendon, Wayne Lucas and Hazel Mixon officiating. Burial followed in Grantham Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 East Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506; or Hartsville Advent Christian Church, P.O. Box 912, Hartsville, S.C. 29551.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. McLendon was a son of the late Wheeler W. McLendon Sr. and Bertha Grantham McLendon. He was retired from Chick-A-Ray Poultry, was a member of Hartsville Advent Christian Church, Woodmen Of the World, was a Mason and a United States veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Sara Middleton McLendon of Bishopville; two daughters, Freda (John) Bradshaw and Zonnie (Ronnie) Houser all of Bishopville; a son, Robert Wallace "Robbie" (Windy) McLendon of Hartsville; a brother, Carroll "Buddy" McLendon of McBee; two sisters, Sarah Henderson of Winter Haven, Fla., and Carolyn DiSalvatore of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five grandchildren, J.R. Bradshaw, Joshua Bradshaw, Alison Houser and Sara Houser all of Bishopville, and Kevin Schaefer of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

Margaret Faile McLeod

Margaret Faile McLeod, 77, of Camden, died Thursday, March 18, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20 from Bethesda Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Guy Oliver officiating. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Berry College, 2277 Martha Berry Hwy., Mt. Berry, Ga. 30149; or Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Mid-State SC, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202., Camden Chapel, is in charge.

Born in Kershaw, Mrs. McLeod was a daughter of the late George Franklin and Mitchell Catoe Faile. She was a retired elementary school teacher. Mrs. McLeod was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband Ernest McLeod; two daughters, Beth (Robert) Sindler of Sorrento, Fla., and Susan (Jake) Williams of Columbia; a son, Ernie (Karleen) McLeod of Oilville, Va.; seven grandchildren, Julie, Amy, David, Sean, Derek, Mac and Anna; and two sisters, Ina Schwartz of Ashville, N.C., and Verna Miller of Gaston.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

Kenneth McManus

Kenneth McManus, 95, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 19 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, or the Cheraw Rescue Squad.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. McManus was a son of Samuel and Roxie Belk McManus. He was a World War II veteran and a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, and Cheraw Country Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Beth (Bobby) Teal of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Ret Teal, Callie Teal and Mac Teal; and three great-grandchildren, Kaylynn, Devin and Cassie.

He was preceded in death by a three brothers, Don McManus, Curtis "Bud" McManus and Bernie McManus; and two sisters, Gladys and Lois.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

 

Mary Louise Plyler Mullis

Louise Plyler Mullis, 71, of Pageland, died Monday, March 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mrs. Mullis was a daughter of Lloyd and Atha Plyler, and the widow of Ravon Mullis.

Surviving are three sisters, Margie Davis, Maxene Evans and Joyce Boss; a son, Mike Mullis; a daughter, Jo Anne Love; and grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

 

Leo Frank Peake

Leo Frank Peake, 73, of Ridgeway, died Thursday, March 18, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 22 in Aimwell Cemetery with Billy Youngblood officiating.

Born in Winnsboro, Mr. Peake was a son of the late Jimmy Peake and Minnie Bass Peake. He was a retired driver with the Greyhound Bus Company and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Mr. Peake was veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving are his wife, Willie Mae Peake; three sons, Mark D'Amato of Fayetteville, N.C., Steven Peake of Perry, Fla., and Danny Peake of Macon, Ga.; three daughters, Mary D'Amato of Citra, Fla., Vickie Crowder of Florence, Ala., and Jean Commorford of Melbourne, Fla.; five brothers, Johnnie Branham and Jerry Branham of Winnsboro, Roger Branham of Ridgeway, Pete Branham of Blythewood and Raymond Branham of Chesterfield; three sisters, Eva Davis of Ridgeway, Marie Melton of Winnsboro, and Loretta Rish of Little Mountain; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pope Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

 

Warren Edwin 'Pete' Railey

Warren Edwin "Pete" Railey, 80, of McBee, died Sunday, March 21, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 in McBee Cemetery

Born in Bethune, Mr. Railey was a son of Charlie and Nissie Sanders Railey, and was the widower of Ruby Newman Railey. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was retired from McBee Exxon.

Surviving are a son, Jack (Linda) Railey of McBee; a daughter, Debra (Charles) Bryant of Darlington; two sisters, Portia McCoy of McBee, and Beth Melton of Bethune; four grandchildren, Edwin Easterling, Danny Easterling, Joseph Railey and Samantha Railey; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

 

Sarah Williams Robinson

Sarah Williams Robinson, 85, of Pageland, died March 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 19 from Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of the late Henry and Purlener Allen Williams, and the widow of Clevis Robinson. She was a member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, where she

 

served on the Missionary Circle, Senior Choir, Usher Board and was a Sunday School Teacher. Mrs. Robinson was employed with the United States Postal Service for 27 years and was a member of the Eastern Star Roosevelt Chapter #270.

Surviving are seven children, Eddie (Carletta) Robinson of Charlotte, N.C., Jackie A. Robinson, Martha R. Butler, Joseph R. Robinson of Pageland, Chuckie Robinson of Pageland, Samuel Barrentine of Turbeville, and Daniel (Parline) Barrentine of Chesterfield; three sisters, Christine Miller of Pageland, Magelene (Jim) McLaughlin of Lanham, Md., and Eloise (Leroy) Parker of Washington, D.C.; 15 grand-children; three great-grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law, Vonne Robinson, Eliza Johnson, Hennrietta McKay, Paris Williams, Hattie B. Williams, Madylan Williams and Jennie Williams; four brothers-in-law, Henderson Robinson, Travit Robinson, James Hough and John Chambers; a stepsister, Betty (Charles) Brown; a stepbrother, Henry Edgeworth; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and six sons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

Nancy McLeod Saleeby

Nancy McLeod Saleeby, 41, of Hartsville, died Friday, March 19, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday in McBee Cemetery.

Born in Florence, Mrs. Saleeby was a daughter of Gerald and Charlotte McMillan McLeod of McBee.

Surviving are her husband, Bryan Saleeby of Hartsville; three daughters, Ashley McLeod, Tammie McLeod and Nicole Saleeby, all of Hartsville; a son, Thad E. Saleeby of Hartsville; a sister, Charlotte Ann Daniels of Lexington; three brothers, William G. McLeod of Charlotte, N.C., James McLeod of Florence, and Allen G. McLeod of McBee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 25, 2004.

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Robbie Bruce Ford

Robbie Bruce Ford, 48, of Monroe, N.C., died Monday, March 24, 2004.

A memorial service was held at was 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Ford was a son of Joe Sr. and the late Martha Holtzclaw Ford. He was a carpenter.

Surviving are three children, Debbie Ford, Terra Ford and Shane Ford; a brother, Joe Ford Jr.; and a sister, Lisa Jolly.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Diana Lisa Walker Foxworth

Diana Lisa Walker Foxworth, 43, of Cheraw, died Friday, March 26, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28 from Kiser Funeral Home.

Born in Longview, Texas, Mrs. Foxworth was a daughter of Pat and the late Argel R. Walker. She was a lifelong member of her garden club, Nature Conservation Club, and the Sierra Club.

Surviving are her husband, John R. Foxworth Jr. of Cheraw; her mother of Lynndale, Texas; two sons, Kristopher A. Stone of Charlotte, N.C., and Charles A. Walker of Lynndale; a daughter, Marinda Bush of Tyler, Texas; two brothers, David E. Bishop and Joel D. Bishop both of Texas; three sisters, Loma Lewis, Lori Graef and Sue Spasic all of Texas; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Shirley Medlin Gibson

Shirley Medlin Gibson, 57, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, March 25, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27 from Mahaffey Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Gibson was a daughter of Barney and Minnie Broome Medlin.

Surviving are four children, Tammy Aimone, Teresa Jenkins, Pamela Luckadoo and Clifford Luckadoo III; a brother, Ernest Medlin; a sister, Betty Pressley; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Elizabeth Teal Harris

Elizabeth Teal Harris, 85, of Chesterfield, died Friday, March 26, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30 from Zoar United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward L. Davidson officiating. Burial followed in Teal Family Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Teal Family Cemetery Fund, c/o Charlie B. Teal, 301 Turner Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or a charity of one's choice.

A daughter of James Andy and Dorothy "Dolly" White Teal, Mrs. Harris was preceded in death by John Wilson Gaddy, her husband of 29 years, and Wilson Columbus Harris, her husband of 32 years. Mrs. Harris was a graduate of Zoar High School and was a lifelong member of Zoar United Methodist Church. She was a retired merchant and co-owner of Gaddy Grocery. She had retired from Chesterfield County Memorial Hospital as an insurance clerk, and had worked as records clerk at the Chesterfield County Health Department. She was a talented artist, was knowledgeable of her family history and was interested in genealogy.

Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Gaddy Rivers of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Amy Rivers (LTC Tim) Kiely of Liverpool, N.Y., John Christopher Rivers of Chesterfield, and Stephen Craig Rivers of Columbia; four great-grandchildren, Sean Michael Kiely, Brian Joseph Kiely, Eamon Patrick Kiely and Bridget Aislin Kiely all of Liverpool; and a special niece, Dorothy Teal (Dr. Tatsuo) Watanabe of Winslow, Maine and Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilson L. Teal and a sister, Audrey Teal Adams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Myrtle Ratliff Hildreth

Myrtle Ratliff Hildreth, 83, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Saturday, March 27, 2004 in the Harris Hospice Center at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 30from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with Pastors Lawrence Walton and Jerry Mobley officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Harris Hospice Center, c/o Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, N.C. 28254-3672.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Hildreth was a daughter of the late James F. and Lena Shumaker Ratliff. She was a member of Albemarle Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Lacy M. Hildreth; four sons, David M. Hildreth and Precy Hildreth of Watkinsville, Ga., Charles B. Hildreth of Collegedale, Tenn., and Wade F. (Lisa) Hildreth of Sophia, N.C.; two daughters, Betty H. (David) Tant of Lilesville, N.C., and Barbara "BJ" H. (Paul) Kiker of Wadesboro; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; eight brothers and sisters, Monroe Ratliff of McFarlan, N.C., Frank "Buck" Ratliff, Guy Ratliff and Floyd Ratliff, all of Wadesboro, Lena Albright of Deland, Fla., Joe Ratliff of Rock Hill, Sarah Livingston of Morven, N.C., and Clara Hendrick of Mt. Croghan.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lori Hildreth, and a brother, Johnny Ratliff.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

 

 

Mary Catherine Ragsdale Knight

Mary Catherine Ragsdale Knight, 88, of Lancaster, died Monday, March 24, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29 from Camp Creek Baptist Church.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Knight was a daughter of John and Glennie Pigg Ragsdale, and the widow of Ansel Knight.

Surviving are a daughter, Louise Laney; two sons, Harold McManus and Frank McManus; and three siblings, Jimmie Ragsdale, Janie Courtney and Addie McNeely.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Thelma Florice McKenzie

Thelma Florice McKenzie, 86, of Lake City, died Sunday, March 28, 2004 at her home after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 from Floyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Thomas Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506; or Olanta Original Free Will Baptist Church, 1101 Windright Road, Lake City, S.C. 29560.

Born in Florence County, Mrs. McKenzie was a daughter of the late Willard S. Oliver and Bessie V. Cusaac Oliver. She was a retired seamstress, a member of Bethany Free Will Baptist Church, and attended Olanta Original Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are six daughters, Sadie F. Denny of West Columbia, Pearl (Boyce) Floyd and Martha Welch both of Lake City, Dixie (Barnie) Floyd of Olanta, Latrell (Ray) Tucker of New Zion, and Dianne (Whaley) Dennis of Manning; a son, Willard "Billy" McKenzie of Lake City; three sisters, Lutretia Vause of Cheraw, and Violet Surles and Dot Rogers both of Florence; a brother, James O. Oliver of Sumter; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milber Nello McKenzie; three brothers, two sisters and five grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Floyd Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Kenneth McManus

Kenneth McManus, 95, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 19 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, or the Cheraw Rescue Squad.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. McManus was a son of Samuel and Roxie Belk McManus, and the widower of Llew "Red" McManus. He was a World War II veteran and a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, and Cheraw Country Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Beth (Bobby) Teal of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Ret Teal, Callie Teal and Mac Teal; and three great-grandchildren, Kaylynn, Devin and Cassie.

He was preceded in death by a three brothers, Don McManus, Curtis "Bud" McManus and Bernie McManus; and two sisters, Gladys and Lois.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Henry McNair

Henry McNair, 84, of Patrick, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, in Pinehurst, N.C.

A Christian funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 from Patrick Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery, Douglas Mill Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Patrick Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 37, Patrick, S.C. 29584; or Douglas Mill Cemetery Association, c/o Kathy Baker, 4855 S.C. Highway 145 South, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Patrick, Mr. McNair was a son of the late Daniel Malcolm McNair and Nellie Douglas McNair. He lived his first 82 years in the same house in which he was born. Mr. McNair graduated from Cheraw School, and attended Clemson University for four years where he majored in textile engineering. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1941 and was honorably discharge as a 2nd Lieutenant in November of that year. He then began 38 years as a rural mail carrier, taking over the same route his dad had for the previous 32 years. Henry's career with the United States Postal Service was interrupted by World War II when he joined the United States Navy in 1942. He served aboard the USS PC-634, escort sweeper group, and USS PC-627. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, he was on the Patrol Craft 624 in the Mediterranean. Shortly after D-Day, during a storm, the PC 624 was damaged by grounding off the shore of Palermo, Sicily. All the crew survived. Mr. McNair was honorably discharged from the Navy Nov. 27, 1945 as a 2nd Class Soundman and Radarman, and returned to Patrick to resume his postal career.

Following a serious car wreck, Mr. McNair moved to Oakdale Heights, an assisted living home in Pinehurst, N.C., to be near his nieces.

Surviving are a sister, Nell M. Cassell of Jacksonville, N.C.; his nieces and nephews, Allen M. (Judy) Clarke of Fairfax Station, Va., Eleanor B. (Sorrell) Lanier of New Orleans, La., Ann C. (Steve) Mullins of Valdease, N.C., Lucy M. (Mike) Hodges of Conway, Thomas A. Cassell of Wilmington, N.C., Rita M. (Junior) English of Rockingham, N.C., and Lynne M. (Burnice) Jones of Aberdeen, N.C.; 16 great-nieces and nephews; seven great-great-nieces and nephews; and many cousins.

In addition to his parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded Mr. McNair in death: William Duncan McNair, Donald M. McNair, Agnes M. Buie, Hallie M. Fulmer and Ruby M. Clarke.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Joseph 'Josh' Oliver

Joseph "Josh" Oliver, 27, of Monroe, N.C., died Thursday, March 27, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 from Pageland First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Monroe, Mr. Oliver was a son of Johnny and Betty Morris Oliver. He worked for the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Surviving are his wife, Amanda Oliver; a son, Jordan Oliver; a brother, Craig Oliver; a sister, Sharon Oliver; and a grandmother, Thelma Morris.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Ann Sellers Perdue

Ann Sellers Perdue, 50, of Patrick, died Thursday, March 25, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 29 from Eastside Holiness Church, Hartsville. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Eastside Holiness Church, 201 S. McFarland St., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Perdue was a daughter of Evelyn Crowley McLain and the late William Ernest Sellers. She was a rural mail carrier with the United States Postal Service, and a member of Eastside Holiness Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher. She was married to the late Jimmy Wayne Perdue.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Wayne (Jennifer L.) Perdue Jr. of Hartsville; a daughter, Lori P. (Terry) Morrison of Hartsville; his mother of Patrick; two brothers, Dean Sellers of Hartsville, and Jessie Sellers of Patrick; three sisters, her twin Jan Vick of Chesterfield, and Doris Jordan and Peggy Norman both of Patrick; and two grandchildren, Brooke Jacobs and Hunter Morrison of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Fred James Raffaldt

Fred James Raffaldt, of Kershaw, died Saturday, March 27, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 from Cauthen Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Raffaldt was a son of Edward and Maggie McManus Raffaldt, and he was the widower of Almetta Sims Raffaldt.

Surviving are two daughters, Joan Self and Jan Reynolds; four sisters; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Minnie Smith Watts

Minnie Smith Watts, 86, of Pageland, died Monday, March 29, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 from Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Watts was a daughter of Clyde and Fannie Smith, and the widow of Dudley Watts.

Surviving are a sister, Nell Carnes; a nephew, Bobby Carnes; a niece, Sylvia Hendrix; and great-nieces and nephews, Michelle Rivers, Susan Rorie, Traci and Travis Carnes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Gene Winstead

Gene Winstead, 63, of Chesterfield, died Friday, March 26, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., Mr. Winstead was a son of John Winstead Sr. and the late Mable Winstead. He was an employee of INA USA.

Surviving are his wife, Sybil Deese Winstead of the home; two sons, Tim (Emily) Winstead of Cheraw, and the Rev. Jeff (Tami) Winstead of Chesterfield; a daughter, Candy (Jammy) Gooden of Patrick; his father of Burlington, N.C.; a brother, John Winstead Jr. of Strawberry, Tenn.; a sister, Carlton Sheridan of Summerville; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 1, 2004.

Johnnie Rotan Cowick

Johnnie Rotan Cowick, of Hartsville, died Thursday, April 1, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 4 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Bev Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to West Hartsville Baptist Church, 1003 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville S.C. 29550; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Florence County, Mrs. Cowick was a daughter of the late John Lawrence and Ozela Isgett Rotan, and the widow of Monroe H. "Curly" Cowick. She was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Isla Mae R. Cooke of Scranton, and Carolyn R. (Larry) Godfrey of Florence; and a brother, George E. (Inez) Rotan of Florence.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard Kent Cowick and Morral H. Cowick, and a brother, Lawton Rotan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

Goldie Mae Light Dickens

Goldie Mae Light Dickens, 86, of Cheraw, died Monday, April 5, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7 from Kiser Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Halifax, N.C., Mrs. Dickens was a daughter of the late Robert and Florence Jernigan Light. She was the widow of James R. Dickens Jr. She enjoyed sewing, fishing and cooking.

Surviving are a son, James R. "Jimmy" Dickens III of Cheraw; four daughters, Jackie R. Sellers of Myrtle Beach, Virginia A. Ormsby of Hamlet, N.C., Phyllis E. Morgan of Greenville, N.C., and Barbara J. Ferguson of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

James Marshall Haddock

James Marshall Haddock, Lord of the Manor of Kidbrooke, and of Cheraw, died Friday, April 2, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, April 5 from Old St. David's Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in the churchyard.

Memorials may be made to Old St. David's Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mr. Haddock was a son of the late Marvin Haddock and the late Mavie Chiasson Haddock. He was a member of landed gentry, and was self-employed as a barber and gem cutter. Active in the life of Cheraw, Mr. Haddock was a volunteer with the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, as well as being interested in the history of the town of Cheraw.

Surviving are his long time companion, Jack Wilson Smith, of the home, and South Pasadena, FL, and his dog, Jib.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

 

 

Della Cassidy McEachin

Della Cassidy McEachin, 97, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2004 from Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McEachin was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Jane Sellers Cassidy, and the widow of Eddie McEachin. She was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County and received a degree in early childhood development from Morris College. Mrs. McEachin taught school in the Ouseleydale Community of Darlington County, Bethel School in the Cash Community and Robert Smalls Elementary in Cheraw. After teaching for 45 years, she retired and began working in the nursing profession. She worked at Cheraw Health Care and Chesterfield Convalescent Center. Mrs. McEachin was a member of Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church where she served on the Usher Board, Pastor's Aide and Choir.

Surviving are a son, Andrew "Peter" McEachin of New York, N.Y.; several grandchildren; five sisters, Annie Maud Cassidy, Mary Leeper and Elease Wilson of New York, Jessie Louise Barrow of Bronx, N.Y., and Florence Sawyer of Florence; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

 

 

 

Susie Mae Compton Jones

Susie Mae Compton Jones, 88, of Wallace, died Monday, March 29, 2004 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 from Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 128 Stone Mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210; or Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352.

Born in Marting, W.Va., Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Corbet Lee Compton and Emma Hazel Frye. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Bennettsville, where she served on the Church Board, was a former Missionary President and was a Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Bruce Jones of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Kevin Brandt Jones of Wallace; four daughters, Phyllis Lee Williams of Falls Church, Va., Donna Jane Goodyear of Fairfax, Va., Betsy Sue Hurtt, of Haymarket, Va., and Nelia Ann Jones of Wallace; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the late James Bruce Jones, on April 17, 1998.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

 

 

Shirley Baskins Merriman

Shirley Baskins Merriman, 47, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Merriman was a daughter of the late James Baskins Sr. and Virginia Tillman Baskins. She was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church and was employed with Delta Mills.

Surviving are her husband, Mervin Merriman; two sons, Mervin (Sakina) Merriman of Cheraw, and Rocky (Ivanette) Merriman of High Point, N.C.; a daughter, Ceresa (Levern) Merriman of Cheraw; four brothers, Gary Baskins, Larry Baskins, Terry (Diane) Baskins of Dallas, Texas, and James (Eva Mae) Baskins of High Point; four sisters, Alice B. Taylor, Angela Davis and Mary Baskins all of Cheraw, and Lisa (Frank) Dixon of High Point; nine grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

Dorothy Ellerbe Scott

Dorothy Ellerbe Scott, 67, of Cheraw, died Saturday, March 27, 2004 after battling a long-term illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 1 from Bethesda Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

 

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Scott was a daughter of the late Morgan Ellerbe and Theo Shields Ellerbe. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Society Hill where she was actively involved with the Pastor's Aide and Gospel Choir.

Surviving are her husband, William Scott Jr. of the home; her mother-in-law, Mildred Scott of the home; children, Michael Scott and Roger (Myrtle) McLain of Cheraw, Alexander (Lubertha) Scott, Mildred Scott, Franchisca Scott and Ellison Scott all of Society Hill, Ezekiel (Pandora) Scott and David (Felicia) Scott of Darlington, and Lincoln (Ava) Scott of Mulberry, Fla.; two stepsons, William Scott II of Philadelphia, Pa., and Michael Hudley of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Alees (José) Moro of Brooklyn, N.Y., Eleanor (Alfred) Byrd of Virginia, and Eunice (Lonnie) Edwards of Cheraw; a brother, David Ellerbe of Cheraw; 21 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Tyrone Jr. Scott.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

Sarah Ann Streater Sellers

Sarah Ann Streater Sellers, 56, of Cheraw, died Friday, March 26, 2004 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2004 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of Fannie Streater and the late Preston Streater. She was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church and was a 1965 graduate of Long High School. She held numerous jobs until her health failed, including being a certified nursing assistant at Chesterfield Memorial Hospital, 10 years at Burlington Industries (Highland) and five years at Stanley Tools.

Surviving are her mate of 30 years, Horace Wilson of the home; three children, John (Tomeika) Sellers and Rhonda (Steve) Cue all of Cheraw, and Cameron (Stephanie) Sellers of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Gail Streater of Cheraw; a brother, Preston (Ella) Streater Jr. of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Kenishia Cue, Mikal Cue, Malik Sellers, Zacchaeus Sellers, DeAndre Sellers and Sabria Sellers; two aunts, Ehtel (James) McCaskill of Cheraw, and Mildred (W.T.) English of Sumter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Gary.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

Elizabeth Allene Haire Steen

Elizabeth Allene Haire Steen, 64, of Pageland, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 1 from Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene. Burial followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Steen was a daughter of the late James Franklin and Ruby Price Haire, and the widow of Harget Sam Steen. She was a homemaker and member of Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are a son, Jacky (Lisa) Steen of Lancaster; three daughters, Deborah (James) Eason of Mt. Croghan, Shirley Hopkins of Patrick, and Wanda Nichols (Walter) Arrington of Patrick; three brothers, Odell Haire, Hoyte Haire and Wayne Haire all of Pageland; a sister, Betty H. Kiker of Marshville, N.C.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

Stanley Frank Sweatt

Stanley Frank Sweatt, age 49, of Wallace, died Monday, March 29, 2004 at his residence.

A graveside funeral service was held 2 p.m. Friday, April 2 in White's Creek Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Sweatt was a son of Mary Hinson Sweatt and the late Louis Sweatt.

Surviving are a son, Carlton Brent Sweatt of Cheraw; a daughter, Stacy Sweatt Jones of Cheraw; a brother Bobby L. Sweatt of Cheraw; and a sister, Karen Martini of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

Bertice Snelgrove Walden

Bertice Snelgrove Walden, 102, of Batesburg-Leesville, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 1 from St. Paul's Independent Methodist Church in Leesville with the Rev. John Moran officiating. Burial followed in Ridge Crest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Independent Methodist Church, 144 E. Columbia Ave., Leesville, S.C. 29070; or Summerland Scholarship Fund, Newberry College, 2100 College St., Newberry, S.C. 29108.

Born in the Delmar community of Leesville, Mrs. Walden was a daughter of the late Henry Luther and Anna Derrick Snelgrove. She attended Batesburg-Leesville schools and received a BA in 1924 from Summerland College, which later merged with Newberry College. She did postgraduate studies at USC, Wofford and Newberry colleges. Mrs. Walden was a public school teacher in Pageland, Elloree, Eutawville and Kershaw, and in Byron, Ga., and served also as a principal and girls basketball coach. After her teaching career, she and her late husband, Ossielee Clinton Walden, owned and operated Walden's Grocery Store in Leesville for 18 years. They retired to West Columbia where they lived for 13 years and moved back to the Batesburg-Leesville area in 1976. Mrs. Walden was the oldest living member of St. Paul's Independent Methodist Church and one of the oldest living alumni of Summerland College.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara (Calvin) Jones of Batesburg; three grandchildren, Neil (Em) Jones of Greenville, Sonya (John) Ergle of Greenwood, and Wanda (Tom) Cloer of Clemson; eight great-grandchildren, Ward Jones, Leila Jones, Sam Jones, Katherine Ergle, Matthew Ergle, Luke Ergle, Brandon Cloer and Dylan Cloer.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Snelgrove, and a sister, Essie Mae Snelgrove.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barr-Price Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004

Wade Hampton 'Dub' Walters Jr.

Wade Hampton "Dub" Walters Jr., 80, of Hartsville, died Sunday, April 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 from First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Bob Cline officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 104 E. Home Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Walters was a son of the late Wade Hampton and Lula Hawkins Walters. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was owner and operator of Carolina Upholstery since 1948. He served in the United States Army during World War II, was involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Purple Heart twice. He was also a 50-year Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Snipes Walters of Hartsville; two sons, Wade (Jane) Walters III of Florence, and Bruce (Marissa) Walters of Hartsville; two daughters, Pam (David) Tarlton of Darlington, and Chure' (Robby) Galloway of Hartsville; three sisters, Ruby Gaskins of Chesterfield, Johnnie Bryant of Hartsville, and Pat (Sammy) Gibson of Hartsville; two brothers, William (Ann) Walters of Lugoff, and Leon (Brenda) Walters of Hartsville; a sister-in-law, Betty Carol Walters of Hartsville; five grandchildren, Wesley Walters, Whitney Walters, Matthew Tarlton, Porter Riley and Elliot Riley; and a great-grandchild, Esther Walters.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Walters and Carol Walters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 8, 2004.

William Dorsey Adams

William Dorsey Adams, 80, of Bennettsville, died Monday, April 5, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in David's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Bill A. and Kathleen Myers Adams. He retired after 42 years as shop mechanic with Becker Sand and Gravel Company, and worked for Ted Vick Motor Company for three and one-half years. Mr. Adams was a United States Army veteran of World War II and attended Oakland Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Steen Adams of the home; a son, Mitch (Sherri) Adams of Little River; a granddaughter, Courtney Adams of Little River; two brothers, Lafond Adams and Richard Adams of Chesterfield; and five sisters, Ramona Cassidy, Iona Gaskins, Margie Adams, Sylvia Hancock and Janet Strickland, all of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Threadgill Adams; and four brothers, Danny Ray Adams, Olin Adams, Jerry Adams, Olin Adams and Murray Adams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Bobby McReese Crowley

Bobby McReese Crowley, 71, of Hartsville, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004 after a long illness.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 9 from the Chapel Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Grove Johnson and Dr. Wayne Williams officiating.

Memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 1569 Ruby Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Crowley was a son of the late William Edward and Lois Smith Crowley.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Newsome Crowley of Hartsville; a son, Steven B. (Denise) Crowley of McBee; two sisters, Kitty King of Hartsville, and Sarah Mozingo of West Columbia; and two grandchildren, Nicole Crowley and Alex Crowley of McBee.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pam Crowley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Isaac 'Ike' English Sr.

Isaac "Ike" English Sr., 86, of Rockingham, N.C., died Monday, April 5, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 from Carter Funeral Home Colonial Chapel in Rockingham with the Rev. Mike Stirk officiating. Burial followed in Bear Branch Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. English was a son of the late Mary Stogner and Eli Welcome English. He was a retired carpenter and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Surviving are a son, Issac English Jr. of Rockingham; a daughter, Ilene E. Lowery of Rockingham; three grand-children; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carter Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

 

Jimmy Howard Griggs

Jimmy Howard Griggs, 58, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 9 from Piney Plains Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Griggs was a son of the late Sam and Molly Marie Winburn Griggs. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills and a member of Voice of Faith Independent Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Griggs of the home; two sons, Mitchell Griggs of the home, and Mark (Frances) Griggs of Columbia; a brother, James Griggs of Hartsville; two grandchildren, Jack Griggs and Elie Griggs; and two special kids, Kelley Butler and Tristan Butler.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, David Griggs and Sam Griggs Jr., and a sister, Jewell Griggs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Frank Iacovone

Frank Iacovone, 79, of Bennettsville, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004.

A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Friday, April 9 from Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Born in McCoole, Md., Mr. Iacovone was a son of the late Frank Sr. and Margaret Silcott Iacovone, and the widower of Shirley Virts Iacovone. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the Battle of the Bulge. He was retired from the United States Navy. Mr. Iacovone was also a retired supervisor with Marley Electric. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the V.F.W.

Surviving are a son, Frank Iacovone III of Rockingham, N.C.; a daughter, Margaret Moore of Chesterfield; and three grandchildren, Christian Ellen McDonald, Frank Iacovone IV and April Moore.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Ems Thomas Jordan

Ems Thomas Jordan, 69, of Pageland, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 9 from First Baptist Church.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Jordan was a son of William and Nezzie Steen Jordan. He was owner of Jordan's Business Services.

Surviving are his wife, Lue Nell Rollings Jordan; a son Scott Jordan; and six siblings, Archie Jordan, James Jordan, William Jordan, Maenett Stewart, Odell Honeycutt and Sherry Jackson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Roy S. Matheson

Roy S. Matheson, 95, of Cheraw, died Sunday, April 11, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Matheson was a son of the late John Culpepper and Rosa Mae Tyson Matheson. He was the widower of Clara Gainey Matheson, to whom he had been married for 75 years. Mr. Matheson was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Jotipa-Harvester-Fisherman Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church, Cheraw, and had retired form Jackson Oil as general manager.

Surviving are a son, Ted B. Matheson of Cheraw; a daughter, Frances M. (James) Leppard of Cheraw; three brothers, Leslie Matheson and Jessie "Doc" Matheson of Cheraw, and Billy Matheson of Asheville, N.C.; three

sisters, Rosa Mae Craft and Clara Matheson of Cheraw, and Dorothy Brown of Irmo; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy M. Estes; a granddaughter, Barbara Padgett; three brothers, Earnest Matheson, Elliott Matheson and David Matheson; and a sister, Lily Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

James T. 'Tommy' McCray

James T. "Tommy" McCray, 72, of Pageland, died Friday, April 9, 2004.

A funeral service with burial and Masonic rites were at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11 from at Wolf Pond Baptist Church.

Born in Pageland, Mr. McCray was a son of Heath and Ethel Laney McCray.

Surviving are his mother; two sons, Lynn McCray and Todd McCray; five siblings, Robert McCray, Harvey McCray, Mildred Baker, Bobbie Baker and Marion Lyons; and eight grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

James W. Poston

James W. Poston, 65, of Jefferson, died Friday, April 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 12 from Mahaffey Funeral Home, Lancaster. Burial followed in New Testament Baptist Churchyard.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Poston was a son of Charlie and Florence Poston.

Surviving are his wife, Sallie Poston; five children, Cathy Thomas, Sharon Yarborough, Leslie Williams, Hope Burleson and Nelson Poston; three siblings; 15 grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Jimmie Ratliff

Jimmie Ratliff, 58, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, April 6, 2004 at Carolinas Hospital System, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Ratliff was a son of David Sr. and Rosa Jackson Ratliff. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Gary High School in 1966. Mr. Ratliff served in the United States Army with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. He served 20 years with the South Carolina National Guard where he retired at Sergeant 1st Class.

Surviving are wife, Rosa Avery Ratliff; two granddaughters, Rymekia Ratliff and Davanda Ratliff of the home; a sister, Mary Lou Allen of Florence; five brothers, David (Lucille) Ratliff Jr. of Washington, D.C., Ulysses (Lidian) Ratliff of Beltsville, Md., Lee Thomas Ratliff of Columbia, Bobby Ratliff of Florence, and Burnice (Evelyn) Ratliff of Baltimore, Md.; two aunts, Viola R. Avery of Cheraw, and Viola Jackson of charlotte, N.C.; an uncle, L.D. Jackson of Spring Lake, N.C.; a cousin, Calvin Rivers of Chesterfield; a nephew, Robert Lee Ratliff of Seattle, Wash.; his mother-in-law, Rosena Avery of Chesterfield; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Deborah Denise Ratliff and Yolanda Monique Ratliff; a son, Jimmie Ratliff Jr.; and a sister, Margie Mae Murvin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Mary Corbett Schofield

Mary Frances Corbett Schofield, 77, of Wagener, died Friday April 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Monday, April 12 from Wagener United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Kristen Richardson-Frick and Vernon Anderson, and Chaplains John Clary and Charles Robinson officiating. Burial followed in the Wagener Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Wagener United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 265, Wagener, S.C. 29164; or Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29203.

Born in Wagener, Mrs. Schofield was a daughter of the late Addie Agnes Schoenburg Corbett and Leon Walter Corbett Sr. She was a member of Wagener United Methodist Church where she served many years in various positions. Mrs. Schofield was a schoolteacher for 20 years, having taught in Chesterfield County, Bam-berg County, Aiken County, Allendale County and Barnwell County.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Samuel D. Schofield; a sister Camille C. Randall of Ridge Spring; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother Leon W. Corbett Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Blizzard Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Richard Lee Sullivan

Richard Lee Sullivan, 80, of McBee, died Sunday, April 11, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 from Union United Methodist Church with the Revs. Roger Dodds and Charlie Short officiating. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 4379 Union Church Road, McBee, S.C. 29101; or the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Sullivan was a son of the late Ira Hazel and Grace Blackwell Sullivan. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church where children of the church knew him as the "Bubble Gum Man". He served in the United States Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart. Mr. Sullivan was a member of the DAV, Newman-Cassidy Chapter of the American Legion, McBee Masonic Lodge #313, and worked for Sonoco for 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, Dot Allred Sullivan of McBee; a son, Ricky (Laura) Sullivan of Hartsville; two daughters, Sandra (Bobby) Hall of Columbia, and Linda (Pete) Stevens of Hartsville; six grandchildren, Jeff Hall, April Icenhour, Johnny Stevens, Richie Stevens, Dawn Stevens and Ina Marie Sullivan; 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Wade Hampson 'Dub' Walters Jr.

Wade Hampton "Dub" Walters Jr., 80, of Hartsville, died Sunday, April 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 from First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Bob Cline officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 104 E. Home Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Walters was a son of the late Wade Hampton and Lula Hawkins Walters. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was owner and operator of Carolina Upholstery since 1948. He served in the United States Army during World War II, was involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Purple Heart twice. He was also a 50-year Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Snipes Walters of Hartsville; two sons, Wade (Jane) Walters III of Florence, and Bruce (Marissa) Walters of Hartsville; two daughters, Pam (David) Tarlton of Darlington, and Churé (Robby) Galloway of Hartsville; three sisters, Ruby Gaskins of Chesterfield, and Johnnie Bryant and Pat (Sammy) Gibson both of Hartsville; two brothers, William (Ann) Walters of Lugoff, and Leon (Brenda) Walters of Hartsville; a sister-in-law, Betty Carol Walters of Hartsville; five grand-children, Wesley Walters, Whitney Walters, Matthew Tarlton, Porter Riley and Elliot Riley; and a great-grandchild, Esther Walters.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Walters and Carol Walters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

Mary Hall White

Mary Hall White, 79, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10 from Macedonia Presbyterian Church in Candor, N.C. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Biscoe, N.C., Mrs. White was a daughter of the late Baxter and Linda Parsons Hall, and the widow of William Jennings White. She was a retired seamstress and member of Macedonia Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a sister, Fennie Simmons of Troy, N.C.; caregivers, Bobby and Kathy Cassidy of Cheraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 15, 2004

 

 

 

Lillie Mae Bacote

Lillie Mae Bacote, of Darlington, died Friday, April 16, 2004 at her residence after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 from Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. D.L. Hughes, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in Faith Memorial Gardens.

Born in Society Hill, Ms. Bacote was a daughter of the late Robert Coker and Della Brown Bacote.

She received a degree in nursing from the Chicago School of Nursing in 1933 and attended S.C. State and Allen universities, and Claflin and Morris colleges. She was the first black registered nurse on the "Colored Ward" at McLeod Infirmary (now known as McLeod Regional Medical Center). She worked at the Darlington County Health Department as an inoculation and health education nurse and was instrumental in organizing first the blood bank in Darlington through her work with the American Red Cross and Darlington County Health Department. She traveled in the Darlington County Health Department Mobile Unit to various locations in the county giving TB tests, distributing information and educating persons on the disease.

Ms. Bacote worked for Clemson University Extension Service as home economist/nutritionist. She was the recipient of numerous community service awards and served on many boards and committees. She is a daughter of Excelsior Temple No. 790 and a daughter of IBPOE of Darlington.

Surviving are a daughter, Della Bacote of Avondale Estates, Ga.; a family friend, Annie Louise Curry of the home; two sisters, Naomi Dargan of New York, N.Y., and Onida Jackson of Darlington; a special cousin, Moses McKever; a nephew reared as a brother, Wilbur (Vivian) Bacote; two nephews who served as her primary caretakers, Donald (Sharon) Jackson and Ronald (Cynthia) Jackson; a niece who served as caretaker, Martha (Clarence) Smalls; a sister-in-law, Sarah Fox Bacote of Hartsville; 15 nieces and nephews; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruby Mae Bacote, Ruth Bacote and Mary Nelson, and a brother, Reuben Bacote.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Betty Horne Baker

Betty Horne Baker, 69, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Saturday, April 17, 2004 in Presbyterian Hospital Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20 from Mt. Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Wallace officiating. Interment followed in Anson Memorial Park.

As a continued effort of her concern for premature infants, memorials to be made to March of Dimes, c/o Anson County Health Department, Attn: Betty Russell, P.O. Box 473, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; or to Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, Route 4, Box 400B, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Anson County, N.C. Mrs. Baker was a daughter of the late Joe and Lola Mae Bowers Horne. She had worked as a medical secretary at Anson Community Hospital and attended Mt. Beulah Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Davis of Wadesboro; two grand-daughters, Jennie Robinson of Wadesboro, and Tracie Cox of Cheraw; and two great-grandchildren, Gaige Robinson and Elizabeth Cox.

She was preceded in death in 1998 by her husband, Baxter L. Baker, and by an infant sister, Bertha Ella Horne.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Nero Benjamin

Nero Benjamin, 77, of Hartsville, died Monday, April 12, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 16 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Household of Faith Convention Center, 702 York St., Camden, S.C. 29020.

Born in Lee County, Mr. Benjamin was a son of the late McQuilla and Annie Bell Bradley Benjamin. He was educated in the public schools of Lee County and was a member of Household of Faith Holiness Church of Hartsville. He was a United States Army veteran. Mr. Benjamin was pastor of Household of Faith Holiness Church in Cheraw for 35 years.

Surviving are his wife, Eula Mae Smith Benjamin of the home; two daughters, Vanessa (Donald) Jackson and Patricia (James) Clark both of Hartsville; three sons, Ronald (Diane) Benjamin of Charlotte, N.C., and Leroy (Sheila) Benjamin and Richard (Nita) Benjamin all of Hartsville; an aunt, Willie Mae Graham of Fayetteville, N.C.; an uncle, James L. Bradley of Ashbury, N.J.; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Doretha Peterson of Hartsville, and Carrie Smith and Virginia Smith both of Baltimore, Md.; a brother-in-law, Denny Smith of Baltimore; and a host of other friends and relatives.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Ronald 'Ronnie' Carnes

Ronald "Ronnie" Carnes, 57, of Pageland, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April17 from Wolf Pond Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Deville, La., Mr. Carnes was a son of Wilbur and Nellie Fisher Carnes.

Surviving are his wife, Wendy Turner Carnes; two sons, Jeremy Carnes and Garrett Evans; two sisters, Bobbie Bowman and Susan Sherbo; and a grandson, Cameron Carnes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Juanita Davis

Juanita Davis, 84, of Gilbert, died Monday, April 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 from Red Bank Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Rev. Butch Powell officiating.

Born in Patrick, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late the Rev. Jerome and Susan Johnson Williams. She was married to the late Adam Cromer Davis and was a homemaker. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher for a number of years. She was a foster caregiver.

Surviving are a son, Tony Davis of Pelion; two daughters, Patricia Ann Jordan of Gaffney, and Barbara Tager of Gilbert; three brothers, J.P. Williams of Leesville, John H. Williams of Gilbert, and Charles Williams of Summerville; a sister, Gladys Lucas of Fairview; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Milton Shealy Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Bessie Hyatt

Bessie Hyatt, 78, of Bennettsville, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 17 in Beauty Spot Cemetery.

Born in Rowland, N.C., Miss Hyatt was a daughter of the late Harley and Lula Summersett Hyatt. She was a home-maker.

Surviving are a son, Curtis Campbell of Cheraw; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

David Jackson

David Jackson, 66, of Kershaw, died April 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday April 20 from Cauthen Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Jackson was a son of Wade and Leila Gainey Jackson. He attended Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Sullivan Jackson; two children, David Jackson and Tammy Bass; two stepdaughters, Lisa Payne and Norm Estridge; six siblings; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Monroe Jones

Monroe Jones, 69, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004. Funeral plans will be announced later.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Jasper H. and Lucy Sweatt Jones. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was retired from Sonoco Products Company with 31 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Braden Jones of Hartsville; sons, John M. Jones of Hartsville, Wesley H. Jones of Tacoma, Wa., and William "Billy" Jones of Cary, N.C.; a daughter, Susan M. McGahan of Hartsville; a sister, Thelma L. McFarland of Patrick; a brother, Melvin W. Jones of Pelzer; grandchildren, Kristen Jones, Sarah Hall, Amanda Jones, Brandy Jones, Angel Hall, Linda Hall, Trina Jones and J. P. Jones; and a great-grandchild, Brianna Hall.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Otis Odell Keith

Otis Odell Keith, 64, of Society Hill, died April 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 16 from Edwards Chapel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Edwards Chapel Baptist Church 5443 Patrick/Society Hill Road, Patrick, S.C. 29584; or Society Hill Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 291, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Keith was a son of John and Sudie Waters Keith. He was a cashier for Johnnie's Truck Stop, worked for Klopman Manufacturing and drove tour group buses. He was a member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church were he was chairman of the Board of Deacons.

Surviving are his wife, Erleen Keith; two sons, Lyndell (Donna) Keith of Miami, Fla., and Ricky (Lizzie) Keith of Hartsville; a daughter, Kim Keith of Society Hill; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Keith, Brad Keith, Billy Keith, Lindsay Keith, Aaron Keith, Hunter Keith and Julia Keith; three brothers, John Keith and Harvey Keith of Cheraw and Howard Keith of Spartanburg; and a sister, Salley Baker of Society Hill.

He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Keith.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Mary Luella Tucker Shaw

Mary Luella Tucker Shaw, 88, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 16 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made the Shiloh United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund, c/o Susan King, 423 S.C. Highway 102, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Shaw was a daughter of the late William Garfield "Will" and Lula Everette Gardner Tucker, and the widow of Roy Shaw. She was a homemaker and member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Dale (Alice) Shaw and Gene (Merilyn) Shaw of Chesterfield, and Buddy (Roberta) Shaw of Ruby; eight daughters, Josephine (Shang) Poole and Sylvia (Al) Huggins of Chesterfield, Bennie Lou (Benny) Moore of Cheraw, Bonnie (Pat) Millican of Bend, Texas, Annie Freeman of Pageland, Sara (Jimmy) Sellers of Columbia, Debbie Rivers of Cheraw, and Rachel (Tim) White of Cordell, Okla.; a son-in-law, Marvin Johnson of Chesterfield; a daughter-in-law, Becky Shaw of Conway; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Shaw, a daughter, Betty Johnson, a son-in-law, David Freeman, and a sister, Nancy Stogner.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Ervin Spivey Wallace

Ervin Spivey Wallace, 61, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 17 from Taxahaw Baptist Church. Entombment followed in Greenlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Pageland.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Wallace was a son of Eliza Hilton Wallace and the late Joe Wallace Jr.

Surviving: mother; two daughters, Wendy Jordan and Debbie Rollins; two sisters, Josephine Lewis and Bonnie Eubanks; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

Mary Lee 'Minnie' Little Young

Mary Lee "Minnie" Little Young, 70, of Charlotte, N.C., died April 11, 2004 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15 from First Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. C.V. Owens officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Park Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Young was employed by Pharr Yarns.

Survivors are a son, Jerry Young; and three daughters, Patricia Young, Loretta Young and Mary Louise Young, all of Charlotte.

Arrangements were entrusted to Alexander Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 22, 2004

 

Margaret 'Margie' McDonald Burn

Margaret "Margie" McDonald Burn, 78, of Cheraw, died Sunday, April 18, 2004 at Calvin Community in Des Moines, Iowa where she resided.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 23 in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Calvin Community Good Samaritan Fund, 4210 Hickman Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50322; or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50310.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Burn was a daughter of Angus and Grace Bradshaw McDonald. She moved to Des Moines in 1960 and had been a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church since that move.

Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Christiansen of West Des Moines, Iowa; two sons, James (Susan) Burn of Winter Springs, Fla., Stan (Lynn) Burn of Peoria, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one niece and one nephew. Margie was a member of 1960.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw and Hickman Funeral Home of Des Moines. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

Rachel Sellers Clark

Rachel Sellers Clark, 85, of Jefferson, died Thursday, April 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 from Jefferson Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson Presbyterian Church, c/o Dot Clark, P.O. Box 175, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of the late Lee and Beulah Funderburk Sellers, and the widow of Archie Campbell. She retired as owner of Rachel's Dress Shop and was a member of Jefferson Presby-terian Church.

Surviving are a grandson, Stacy (Laura) Horton of Jefferson; and a great-grandson, Zan Horton of Jeffer-son.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha C. Hicks.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

David Jackson

David Jackson, 66, of Kershaw, died Saturday, April 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 from Cauthen Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Jackson was a son of Wade and Leila Gainey Jackson. He attended Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Sullivan Jackson; a son, David Jackson; a daughter, Tammy Bass; two stepdaughters, Lisa Payne and Norm Estridge; six brothers and sisters; and six grandchildren.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

Olivia Hammond James

Olivia Hammond James, 75, of Darlington, died April 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 23 from Bethesda Baptist Church, Society Hill. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. James was a daughter of Zeke and Nassie Hammond and the widow of Samuel James.

Surviving are three children, Venus James, Donald James and Kelvin James; two sisters; two brothers; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home, Manning. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

Gwendolyn King

Gwendolyn King, 58, of Cheraw, died Tuesday April 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 23 from Windsor Park Free Will Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. King was a daughter of Charles Shelton and Mary Lee Wallace Shelton.

 

 

Surviving are her husband, Calvin King; a son, Eugene Andrew Shelton; two daughters, April Tyner and Rose Walters; a half-sister, Mary Jane Lewis; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

Robert B. Lisenby

Robert B. Lisenby, 74, of Royston, Ga., died Tuesday, April 6, 2004.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel in Chesterfield with Phillip C. Caulder Jr. officiating. Before the service beginning at 1 p.m., the family will visit with friends and family. A private burial will be held at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 Highway 9, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or to a charity of one's choice.

Born March 30, 1930 in Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Lisenby was reared in Chesterfield. He is a son of the late Coyt and Katie Lear Lisenby. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and Clemson University. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and for over 30 years, he was owner and operator of Master Building Services in Tucker, Ga. He was a member of Royston United Methodist Church.

Surviving are the mother of his children, LaTrelle Lisenby of Central; his children, Tina (Tom) Viar of Panama City, Fla., Donna (Dale) Chandler of Central and Marc (Mary) Lisenby of Lilburn, Ga.; his sisters, Betty (Don) Elliot of Belews Creek, N.C., and Muriel (Sid) Rivers of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and five grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Tom Lisenby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

Edgar Bruce Rogers

Edgar Bruce Rogers, 56, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, April 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25 from Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in St. John Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Chesterfield Fire Department, c/o Chief Michael White, 103 Welsh Ave., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Rogers was a son of the late Edgar Sylvester and Grace Rorie Rogers. He was a graduate of Forrest Hills High School and an honor graduate of Wingate and Appalachian State universities. For eight years Mr. Rogers taught at Chesterfield Elementary School, and he worked for the past 26 years as a supervisor with Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. He was a founding member of Lanes Creek Fire Department, having served for five years, and had been a member of the Chesterfield Fire Department for the past 28 years where he served as a Lieutenant and secretary. Mr. Rogers was a member and former Chairman of Deacons of Chesterfield Baptist Church, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine McLain Rogers of the home; a son, Paul Rogers of Monroe; two grandsons, Madison Clark Rogers and Logan Thomas Rogers; two sisters, Virginia (Mitchell) Maples of Monroe, and Paulette R. Childers of Kings Mountain, N.C.; two nieces, Ginger Rice and Heather Buchanan; two nephews, Kenneth Childers and Alex Childers; and his father- and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Ruth McLain of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

James Walter "Smitty" Smith

James Walter "Smitty" Smith, 85, of Ruby died Saturday, April 24, 2004.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2 at Smith Family Cemetery in Ruby.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Baconton, Ga., Mr. Smith was a son of the late Seth Walker and Pearl Ford Smith. He was a retired mechanic with Delta Mills and a U.S. Army veteran. He and his wife owned Sarah's Snack Shop in Ruby for 10 years. He was married to the late Sarah Elizabeth Griggs Smith.

Surviving are five sons, James Allison of San Antonio, Texas, Charles "Sonny" Smith of Simpsonville, Mike Smith of Almond, N.C., David Smith of Cullowhee, N.C., and Daryll Smith of Ruby; four daughters, Gail Shoemaker of Austin, Texas, Debbie Wilkerson of Ruby, Kathy Sims of Cheraw and Angie Smith of Cheraw; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Tony Smith, and three sisters, Lucille Martin, Juanita Shoppe and Bobby Maldovan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Inc. in Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

Pansy Munn Terry

Pansy Munn Terry, 80, of Pageland, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22 from Sutton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Union County, N.C., Miss Terry was a daughter of Bryant and Arizona Deese Munn. She was a homemaker.

Surviving is a brother, Raymond Munn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

Nellie Mae Nelson Tice  

Nellie Mae Nelson Tice, 73, of Matthews, N.C., died Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at Little Flower Assisted Living in Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23 from Stallings United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Pillsbury officiating. Burial followed in Lakeland Memorial Park.

Born in Stokes County, N.C., Mrs. Tice was a daughter of the late Gene Monroe and Myrtice East Nelson. She was the widow of Frank A. Tice, Jr.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda McKinney of Matthews, and Brenda Hayworth of Greensboro, N.C.; a son, Frank Tice III of Monroe, N.C.; a sister, Earlene Freeman of McFarland, N.C.; two brothers, Curtis Nelson of McFarland, and Melvin Nelson of Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Andy McKinney, Jennifer Simpson, Miranda Hayworth and Molli Hayworth; and a great-grandson, Tucker James Simpson.

Arrangements were entrusted to The McEwen Funeral and Cremation Center. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

Robert Bernard Wisniewski

Robert Bernard Wisniewski, 66, of Society Hill, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24 from St Mary's Catholic Church with Father Karl Roesc as, Celebrant. Burial followed in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association BTC 009, 181 East Evans St. Suite 206, Florence, S.C. 29506.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Mr. Wisniewski was a son of the late Henry and Henrietta Louise Kiesling Wisniewski. He was retired from Just Manu-facturing.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Hill Wisniewski of Society Hill; two sons, Robert Wisniewski, Jr. of Prophetstown, Ill., and Henry-Hill Wisniewski of New Lenox, Ill.; daughters, Cheryl Jackson of New Lenox, and Kelly Wisniewski of Shell Lake, Wis.; a sister, Bonnie Boehm of Severn, Md.; two brothers, Wayne Wisniewski of Severn, Md., and Gary Wisniewski of Stevensville, Md.; and two grandchildren, Cheryl Anne Wisniewski and Anthony Wisniewski.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 29, 2004

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Charles P. Adams

Charles P. Adams, 84, of Chesterfield, died Monday, May 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 from David's Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Adams was a son of the late John Wesley and Annie Laura Vaughn Adams. He was a retired textile employee, member of David's Grove Baptist Church, and attended Living Word. Mr. Adams was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Pruitt Adams of the home; three sons, James W. (Lena) Adams of Olney, Md., Timothy C. (Ruth) Adams of Chesterfield, and Pastor Scott (Lani) Adams of Cheraw; two daughters, Charlene (Donald) Nelson of Wilmington, N.C., and Tammy (Salvador) Mondragon of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Doris Patterson Bouknight

Doris Patterson Bouknight, 76, of Irmo, died Thursday, April 29, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1 from Shady Grove United Methodist Church, Irmo. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shady Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Bouknight was a daughter of the late J.E. and Adelena Grant Patterson. She was retired from BellSouth with 35 years of service. Mrs. Bouknight was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 45 years, was a member of the Maude Bouknight Circle, former chairperson of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, and on the Church Council.

Surviving are her husband, Peck Bouk-night; a son, Terry P. (Susan) Bouk-night of Irmo; three brothers, Ted (Dot) Patterson of Camden, Robert (Barbara) Patterson of Texas, and James Edward (Justine) Patterson of Lugoff; a sister, Dorothy (Ed) Segars of Orlando, Fla.; and two grand-children, Adrianna Suzanne Bouknight and Terrell Patrick Bouknight.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Margaret 'Margie' McDonald Burn

Margaret "Margie" McDonald Burn, 78, of Cheraw, died Sunday, April 18, 2004 at Calvin Community in Des Moines, Iowa.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 23 in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Calvin Community Good Samaritan Fund, 4210 Hickman Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50322; or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50310.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Burn was a daughter of Angus and Grace Bradshaw McDonald. She moved to Des Moines in 1960 and had been a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church since 1960.

Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Christiansen of W. Des Moines, Iowa; two sons, James (Susan) Burn of Winter Springs, Fla., and Stan (Lynn) Burn of Peoria, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw and Hickman Funeral Home of Des Moines. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Edward Lynn Caulder

Edward Lynn Caulder, 76, of Cheraw, died Saturday, May 1, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 6357 Teals Mill Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Caulder was a son of the late Allie J. and Nezzie Rushing Caulder, and was the widower of Johnsie Mae Caulder. He was a retired construction super-intendent and member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

Surviving are five sons, Richard (Margot) Caulder of San Diego, Cal., Eddie (Terry) Caulder of Cheraw, Freddie Lynn (Nola) Caulder of Chesterfield, George (Dana) White of Cheraw, and Mark (Janet) White of Polkton, N.C.; a daughter, Marianne Caulder of Moorestown, N.J.; two brothers, Charles F. Caulder of Cheraw, and Jack Caulder of Auburn, Cal.; a sister, Janie Lou Howle of Cheraw; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Valdese Patterson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Gilbert William Chanter

Gilbert William Chanter, 75, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2004 in Old Saint David's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, it is asked memorials be made to St. David's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Matheson Memorial Library, 227 Huger St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Teaneck, N.J., Mr. Chanter was a son of the late Gilbert William and Marie Jacobson Chanter. He was retired from the United States Air Force and was decorated for service in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Chanter was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church, was an avid reader and hooked rugs.

Surviving are a son, John Chanter of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Helene Chanter of Jacksonville, Fla., and Julie Chanter of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

 

Donald 'Donnie' Levern Ford Sr.

Donald "Donnie" Levern Ford Sr., 46, of Cheraw, died Sunday, April 25, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 29 from Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Ford was a son of Thornall Mack Sr. and the late Victoria "Vick" Ford. He attended the public schools of Cheraw. He worked 11 years with Wood Components of Cheraw; six years with Holly Farms of Monroe, N.C.; and nine years with Carolina Packaging before changing over to ConStar International of Cheraw, where he was employed until his death. He was He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where he served on the Trustee and Usher Board, and sang with the men's choir.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma C. Ford; a son, Donnie L. Ford Jr. of Chesterfield; eight sisters, Peggy David of Bronx, N.Y., Shirley Stubbs of Bennettsville, Emma V. Ford, Patsy Cassidy and Cheryl Lowery all of Cheraw, Alice Daniels of St. Louis, Miss., Paulette F. Thomas of Columbus, Ga., and Angela Mack of Georgia; four brothers, Deltonie Mack of Charlotte, N.C., Arthur Ford of Youngstown, Ohio, Tyrone Ford of Cheraw, and Thornell Mack Jr. of Bennettsville; his step-mother, Elease Mack of Charlotte; his mother-in-law, Lizze Watson Cash of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends..

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Julian A. Ford, James W. Ford and Michael Mack.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Smith Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Mable Funderburk Ford

Mable Funderburk Ford, 81, of Queens, N.Y., died Sunday, March 28, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 1 from Triboro Funeral Incorporated, Corona, N.Y.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Ford was a daughter of the late Clarence and Charity Pegues Funderburk. She graduated from Coulter Memorial Academy High School and Coulter Junior College. She taught school in Chesterfield County for several years before moving to Queens, N.Y. where she made her home until her death. Mrs. Ford loved gardening and was a founding member of the 97th, 98th, 99th, 100th and 104th Streets Bench Associations.

Surviving are a daughter, Clarnesese (Robert) Lekey; a sister, Ethel (Tony) Daukins; two sisters-in-law, Ida S. Funderburk and Stewart S. Funderburk; grandchildren, Tara James, Antoine James, Charisse (David) Sicil; Reginead (Shannon) Lekey and Jay Lekey; five great-grandchildren, Ariel, Aleyia,, Hauler and Hannah; and four nieces.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eddie F. Funderburk Sr. and George W. Funderburk, and a nephew, Eddie F. Funderburk Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Triboro Funeral Incorporated. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

 

William Floyd 'Shorty' Freeman

William Floyd "Shorty" Freeman, 66, of Garden City, died Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2 from Maranotha Non Denominational Church.

Born in Patrick, Mr. Freeman was a son of the late Murray and Mary Polson Freeman.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Polaschek Freeman; six stepchildren, Terry Caulder of Cheraw, Jeffery Bryant of Pageland, Bill Bryant Jr. of Kershaw, Rusty Bryant of Chesterfield, Windi Polson of Bennettsville, and Tammy Eason of Lancaster; two sisters, Mary C. Freeman and Ellen L. Waters both of Cheraw; nine grand-children; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Martha Gibson Garrison

Martha Gibson Garrison, 65, of Pageland, died Monday, April 26, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 29 from New Vision Freewill Baptist Church, Rock Hill.

Born in Chesterfield County, Ms. Garrison was a daughter of Coyte and Lula Price Gibson.

Surviving are her companion, Richard Foster; children, Daniel Redfern, Calvin Garrison, Raymond Garrison and Carol Cannell; a sister, Helen Shaw; and grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greene Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Archie Lee Gulledge

Archie Lee Gulledge, 59, of Bennettsville, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 30 from Cheraw Family Worship Center. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gulledge was a son of Nellie Gulledge. He was a truck driver, carpenter, and a United States veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Deborah Boan Gulledge; two children, Archie Gulledge II and Devon Hooks; a sister, Diane Smoak; and a grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Aline Crowley Hall

Aline Crowley Hall, 72, of Hartsville, died Sunday, April 25, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28 from Faith Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Gulledge, Jackie Hinson and Billy Winburn officiating. Burial followed in Gum Branch Baptist Church Cemetery

Memorials may be made to Lake Robinson Rescue Squad, 2364 W. Old Camden Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550; or Faith Baptist Church, 2316 Faith Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Hall was a daughter of the late J. Carl and Carnell Atkinson Crowley. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Paul C. Hall of Hartsville; a son, Paul J. (Jill) Hall of Hartsville; two daughters, Jan (Buddy) Osborne of Hartsville, and Debbie (Tony) Hardin of Jacksonville, N.C.; a sister, Betty Hall of Cassatt; a brother, Joe Crowley of McBee; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Betty Ann Horton Hinson

Betty Ann Horton Hinson, 71, of Kershaw, died Sunday, May 2, 2004 in Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 from Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mendel Baker and Larry Plyler and Mr. Howard Reeves officiating. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to Abney Baptist Church Building Fund, 5180 Bethune Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Kershaw, Mrs. Hinson was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Frances Taylor Horton. She was retired from Springs Industries, and a member of Abney Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Odell Hinson of the home; three sons, Tommy (Sandy) Hinson, Mike (Ann) Hinson, and Timmy Hinson all of Kershaw; a sister, Gay Nell Horton of McBee; three brothers, Edward Horton of Kershaw, L.J. Horton of Great Falls, and Wilbur Horton of Kershaw; six grandchildren; three great-grand-children; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Vera Robinson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Sarah Morris Jones

Sarah Morris Jones, 84, of Norristown, Penn. and Society Hill, died Sunday, April 4, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29575; or Welsh Neck Baptist Church, 112 Church St., Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Society Hill, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Gertrude Coker and Gordon Walter Morris. After graduating from St. David's Academy she attended Coker College for two years and graduated from the McLeod Infirmary School of Nursing. She volunteered to serve as a nurse during World War II. She served as an Army Air Corps nurse from 1941 to 1945. Mrs. Jones was the widow of Robert G. Jones. She was a resident of Towne Manor East in Norristown where she lived for many years and was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Robert G. Jones Jr. of King of Prussia, Penn.; a daughter, Betty Kay (Barry) Bennett of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Frances M. (Jack) Morris of Columbia; a brother, Gordon W. (Ann) Morris of Society Hill; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Lou Esther 'Luki' Bennett Kennedy

Lou Esther "Luki" Bennett Kennedy, 75, of Cheraw and formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, May 2, 2004 at Laurel Crest Retirement Home in West Columbia.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 from Williston Presbyterian Church. A private burial service will be held later in Saint David's Cemetery, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Williston Presbyterian Church.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Kennedy was a daughter of the late John Howard and Lou Maynard Bennett. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School, attended the Women's College of North Carolina, and received a BS at the University of South Carolina where she played basketball, was a cheerleader and a member of Kappa Delta sorority. In 1991, Mrs. Kennedy retired form the South Carolina Department of Land Resources in Columbia. She was a member of Williston Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Quincy A. Kennedy III; three sons, Wayland (Tippy) Hiott of Lexington, Charles Hiott of Columbia, and Jonathan (Gabrielle) Hiott of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandsons, Jesse (Jenna) Hiott, Ben Hiott and Mark Hiott; two stepsons, Quincy A. Kennedy IV and Walter (Pam) Kennedy; four step-grandsons; and a step-great-grand-son.

Arrangements were entrusted to South Carolina Cremation & Memorial Society and Dumbar Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Jerry Calvin McKenzie

Jerry Calvin McKenzie, 51, of Lexington, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1 from Carter Funeral Home Colonial Chapel, Rockingham, N.C. Interment followed in Richmond Memorial Park.

Mr. McKenzie was a 1972 graduate of Rockingham High School and a 1977 graduate of Pembroke State University. He was a Locomotive Engineer with CSX and member of the B.L.E.

Surviving are his wife Abbie Deese McKenzie; a daughter, Kristin McKenzie of the home; his mother, Katherine P. Gillis and husband Jim of Rockingham; three sisters, Nancy Stewart of Rockingham, Gail Pierce of Cheraw, and Kathy Thompson of Gilmer, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin A. McKenzie.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carter Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Elmer McFarlin Moses

Elmer McFarlin Moses, of Society Hill, died Monday, April 26, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1 from Bethesda Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Moses was a daughter of Ang and Sally McFarlin.

Surviving are her husband, Woodrow Moses; children, Louvenia Graham, Julia Moses, Ang Moses, Toney Moses, Joe Moses, Evelyn Ellerbe and Sally James; three sisters; a brother; and 19 grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Coleatha McBride Myers

Coleatha McBride Myers, 89, of Ruby, died Friday, April 23, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 from Rock Spring Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Myers was a daughter of the late Marshall and Daisy McNair McBride, and the widow of L.B. Myers. She attended the public school of Chesterfield County and was a member of The Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church. At Rock Spring, Mrs. Myers served on the Missionary Circle as president, Senior Choir, Sunday School teacher, Deaconess and on the Mother Board. She served as vice-president of the St. Paul Women's Missionary Union and was a member of the Eastern Star Ruby Chapter #317.

Surviving are five sons, Clerow (Peggy) Myers of Baltimore, Mayro Myers, Jerry (Dorothy) Myers, O.B. Myers of Charlotte, N.C., and Jearld Myers of the home; seven daughters, Inezzie (Arthur) Rivers, Nancy Burch, Frances (Andrew) McCoy, Louise (Marion) Williams, Carolyn (Johnny) Tyson, Daisie McMillan of Charlotte, and Redessa Myers of the home; a brother, Hunter McBride of Ruby; a brother-in-law, Arlee Myers of Virginia; 53 grandchildren; 88 great-grand-children; 10 great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Hubert Myers and Calvin Myers; a daughter, Shirley; five brothers; four sisters, and a daughter and son-in-law.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

John Wylie Pittman

John Wylie Pittman, 62, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2 in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Relay for Life, c/o Kathy Treadaway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., Mr. Pittman was a son of the late Cole Livingston and Annie Lucille Foster Pittman. He was a United States Navy veteran. Mr. Pittman was employed with Adele Knits of Winston-Salem, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Metta W. Pittman; a son, John (Teresa) Pittman of Albemarle, N.C.; two daughters, Anne Byers of Cherryville, N.C., and Sarah Pittman of Kannapolis, N.C.; three brothers, George (Pat) Pittman of Shelby, N.C., Norman Pittman of Bessemer City, N.C., and Paul Pittman of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Coleen (Steve) Bullington of Gastonia, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Phyllis Weatherford Plum

Phyllis Weatherford Plum, 56, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 30 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lancaster officiating.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Plum was a daughter of the late Hazel Leroy and Bernice McLeod Weatherford. She was a member of Whispering Pines Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Timothy Grant Plum of Hartsville; a son, Robert Chad Beasley of Lafayette, Ga.; a daughter, Mandy Michelle Beasley of Hartsville; a brother, Hazel Butch Weatherford of Chesterfield; a grandchild, Robert Dylan McLeod Beasley of Hartsville; a nephew, Michael Leroy Weatherford; and two great-nieces, Samantha Weatherford and Amber Weatherford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

George William 'G.W.' Plyler

George William "G.W." Plyler, 74, of Pageland, died Monday, April 26, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 from Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund, P.O. Box 807, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Plyler was a son of the late Bevin F. and Eula Mae Funderburk Plyler. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, the retired owner/operator of Plyler's Food Shop, was a Shriner and a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Pigge Plyler of the home; three sons, Eric (Veronica) Plyler, Jerry Wayne (Wanda) Plyler and Michael (Patti) Plyler all of Pageland; eight grandchildren, Andrea Atwell, Danita Hinson, Jerica Plyler, Jodi Plyler, Jason Plyler, Adam Plyler, Heather Plyler, and Jantzen Plyler; and five great-grandchildren, Kacie Plyler, Brooke Atwell, Kara Hinson, Kaithlyn Hinson and Alexia Atwell.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Jane Rogers, Alma Funderburk, Ernest Plyler, Tron Plyler, James Plyler and Albert Plyler; and a granddaughter, Sherry Plyler.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Berlin Stevenson Richardson

Berlin Stevenson Richardson, of Darlington, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004 in Tuomey Medical Center, Sumter

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1 form Bethel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Herbert L. Temoney officiating. Burial followed in Faith Memorial Gardens.

Born in the St. James Community of Marion County, Mrs. Richardson was a daughter of the late the Rev. Preston "Press" Hugene and Virginia Thomas Stevenson. She was educated in the schools of Marion County, and Baltimore, Md. She completed her secondary education at Frederick Douglas High School in Baltimore and was one of the early-recognized student-athletes at Frederick Douglas High and the nation, participating on the school's basketball team and recognized academically for her skills in mathematics, receiving the highest mathematics average ever in the school's history. She entered Morgan State College, and completed additional studies at Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.

Mrs. Richardson began her teaching career in Cheraw as one of the founders and first pre-school kindergarten teacher at the Barbara Lawrence Kindergarten. The Cheraw Local Branch of the National Federation of Women Organization initiated pre-school learning programs for pre-school children. She worked as a teacher in the Darlington County School System at Rosenwald High School in Society Hill, Pine Middle and Brunson-Dargan Middle Schools in Darlington.

Mrs. Richardson was married to the late William Joseph (Willie Joe) Richardson.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Lee (Boyd) Johnson of Houston, Texas; four sons, Willie Joe (Sylvia) Richardson Jr. of Richmond, Va., Bismarck Richardson of Darlington, Wallace (Irene) Richardson Sr. of Sumter, and Robert Jerome (Cheryl) Richardson of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jordan Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Fred Edward Rollins

Fred Edward Rollins, 82, of Jefferson, died Monday, May 3, 2004 at Carolina Pines Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 S.C. Highway 51, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Rollins was son of the late Thomas and Bertha Carter Rollins. He was a farmer and merchant.

Surviving are his wife, Camilla Sullivan Rollins of the home; and two sons, Kenny Rollins of Jefferson, and Felix Rollins of Kannapolis, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Dennis Lloyd Runion

Dennis Lloyd Runion, 65, of Patrick, died Friday, April 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 3 from Patrick Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Patrick Baptist Church, P.O. Box 23, Patrick, S.C. 29584.

Born in Hershey, Penn., Mr. Runion was a son of the late Leslie and Mildred McCorkel Runion. He was a retired employee of Hershey Chocolate Company, a member of Spring Creek Masonic Lodge #0802, and a member of Patrick Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Edwards Runion of the home; three daughters, Lori Musser, Denita Schreier and Jennie Runion; a brother, Carl Runion; four sisters, Anita Ovalle, Janet Patton, Mary Ann Taylor and Ruth Runion Sleer; four sons, Randy Miller, Chris Miller, William Miller and Robert Miller; a stepdaughter, Debra Payne; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Beatrice Bloomfield Shannon

Beatrice Bloomfield Shannon, 87, of Cheraw, died Friday, April 23, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29 from Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Shannon was a daughter of the late Alexander and Minnie Marshall Bloomfield, and was the widow of Robert Bennett. She was a member of Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church and attended Coulter Memorial Academy. She enjoyed painting.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Shannon Bennett of Cheraw; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Shannon Bennett of Baltimore, Md.; 15 grandchildren; and a host of great- and great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Willie Shannon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Randolph Withers Shannon Jr.

Randolph Withers Shannon, Jr., 98, of Society Hill, died Thursday, April 29, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2 from Grace Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dean Philip Linder officiating. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Camp Easy Breathing, c/o American Lung Association of SC, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Shannon was a son of the late Randolph Withers Shannon Sr. and Rosa Miller Shannon. He was the founder of Shannon Pecan Company, a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bennettsville, and a United States Army Air Corps veteran having served in World War II. He was also a member of the VFW in Florence.

Surviving are children, Randolph W. Shannon III of New Brighton, Pa., Susan Kershaw Shannon Spraker and Phillip McCants Shannon of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, William Foster Shannon, Benjamin Davis Shannon, Robert Randolph Daly, Caroline McCants Daly and Emma Elizabeth Shannon; a sister, Betty Shannon Patterson of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy McCants Shannon; a sister, Margaret Shannon Carter; and a granddaughter, Beverly Diane Shannon. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

James Walter 'Smitty' Smith

James Walter "Smitty" Smith, 85, of Ruby, died Saturday, April 24, 2004.

A memorial service and burial were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2 in the Smith Family Cemetery.

Born in Baconton, Ga., Mr. Smith was a son of Seth and Pearl Smith. He was the widower of Sarah Smith.

Surviving are his children, James Allison, Charles Smith, Mike Smith, David Smith, Daryll Smith, Angie Smith, Gail Shoemaker, Debbie Wilkerson and Kathy Sims; and 19 grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 6, 2004

Donald E. Cunningham

Donald E. Cunningham, 65, of Windsor, died suddenly Thursday, April 29, 2004 in Hollywood, Fla.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8 from the chapel of Carmon Windsor Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Hanna Huleatt officiating. Burial followed in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Bangor, Maine, Mr. Cunning-ham was a son of the late Lloyd and Elizabeth Spencer Cunningham. He grew up in Hartford and was a graduate of Hartford Public Schools and had lived in Windsor for the last 36 years. After graduating from college, Mr. Cunningham taught math and coached football first at Windsor High School and later at Bloomfield High School. Most of his career was spent as a management analyst, data processing coordinator and director of finance for the Town of Windsor. He worked on many projects in Windsor, including locating a parcel of land and preparing grants for the town landfill, purchasing the land that is now Northwest Park, and many other capital improvement projects. After 29 years of service to the Town of Windsor, he retired and went to Cheraw to work as an office manager at his son's medical practice. Mr. Cunningham was a member of the Exchange Club of Windsor and the Windsor Lodge of Elks, and B.P.O.E. #2060. In his free time, Donald enjoyed golfing with his friends in Connecticut, Florida and South Carolina.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Caroline K. (Boland) Cunningham; two sons, Dennis E. Cunningham of Windsor Locks, and Douglas E. Cunningham, DPM of Cheraw; and a brother, Richard Cunningham of Florida. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

Ronnie Russell Edwards

Ronnie Russell Edwards, 57, of Pageland, died Saturday, May 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 from Antioch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Martinsville, Va., Mr. Edwards was a son of the late Russell Lee and Ruby Mae Waddell Edwards. He was an employee of P&L Bark Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Frances Melton Edwards of the home; three sons, Donald Edwards of Dodd City, Texas, Ronnie Russell (Marlyn Cockram) Edwards Jr. of Jefferson, and Samuel (Mandy) Edwards of Kershaw; a daughter, Rhonda Edwards (Eddie) Courtney of Pageland; two brothers, Marvin Edwards of Kershaw, and Melvin Edwards of Asheboro, N.C.; three sisters, Peggy Pierce of Florida, Jane Harvey of Lebanon, Va., and Marie Martin of Bassett, Va.; and four grandchildren, Brittney Edwards, Deana Edwards, Kaitlyn Courtney and Audrey Courtney.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Sammy Edwards.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

Ben A. Gibson

Ben A. Gibson, 75, of Ruby, died Sunday, May 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Gibson was a son of the late Henry and Catherine Jackson Gibson. He was a retired employee of Springs Mills and was a member of Ruby Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter, Debbie Y. (Zeyad) Mona of Matthews, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Morgan Mona, Ramsey Mona and Ryan Mona.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Gibson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

George Madison Hayes

George Madison Hayes, 79, of Wallace, died Thursday, May 6, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8 from Brownsville Baptist Church. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Hayes was a son of the late George E. and Lila H. Hayes. He was a retired plant manager with Dilmar Oil Company and was a member of Brownsville Baptist Church. Mr. Hayes was a lifelong member of the American Legion and was first married to the late Jeanelle Elise Jackson Hayes.

Surviving are his wife, Glynnis White Hayes of Wallace; three sons, Jerry Hayes of Myrtle Beach, and Wayne Hayes and Malcolm Hayes both of Bennettsville; three sisters, Coleen Poole of Hartsville, and Luna Thomp-son and Josephine Thrower both of Bennettsville; four stepdaughters, Betty Smith of Ellerbe, N.C., Cathy Leviner of Cheraw, and Peggy Hatcher and Shirley McElveen both of Wallace; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

Arthur Edwards James Jr.

Arthur Edwards James Jr., 88, of Maryland and formerly of Wallace, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Md.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Wallace, Mr. James was the widower of Elouise Davis. He was a member of G.W. Long Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder, and he was a Mason. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

Thomas Ryan Martin

Thomas Ryan Martin, 23, of Ruby, died Friday, May 7, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 from White Oak Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Martin was a son of Tommy Howard and Brenda Brigman Martin. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was an employee of Defender Services. He was a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his parents of Ruby; a sister, Heather Martin of Ruby; two grandmothers, Ruth R. Martin of Ruby, and Margie P. Brigman of Chesterfield; and a number of aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Howard Martin and Robert Lee Brigman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

 

 

Eugene Thomas Parker

Eugene Thomas Parker, 65 of Charlotte, N.C., and formerly of Wadesboro, N.C., died Sunday, May 9, 2004 in Harris Hospice Center of Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Eric Cook and Frank Wallace officiating.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 1918 Randolph Road, Suite LL 50, Charlotte, N.C. 28207; or New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Charles Garris, 131 Highland Drive, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Parker was a son of the late John Thomas and Maude Faulkner Parker, and the widower of Carol Jeanette Smith Parker. He was retired from Western Union with more than 30 years of service, was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and a veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving are his special friend, Carrie Wallace of Wingate, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Emma Smith (Paul) Ross of Albemarle, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Ernest (Carrie) Smith of Albemarle; and his cousins, Mike (Patricia) Gaskins and Willie (James) Vaughn all of Chesterfield, and Mary Lefler of Albemarle.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

 

 

Diane Wallace Parker

Diane Wallace Parker, 48, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6 from Pine Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Parker was a daughter of Margaret Howard Watkins and Lloyd Wallace.

Surviving are two daughters, Anna Westlake and Crystal Boone; two sisters, Margie Wallace and Doris Andrews; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home.

Eugene Thomas Parker

Eugene Thomas Parker, 65, of Charlotte, N.C., and formerly of Wadesboro, N.C., died Saturday, May 8, 2004 in the Harris Hospice Center of Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Eric Cook and Frank Wallace officiating.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 1918 Randolph Road, Suite LL 50, Charlotte, N.C. 28207; or New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Charles Garris, 131 Highland Drive, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

 

 

Paul Mitchell Price

Paul Mitchell Price, 60, of Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, May 6, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8 from Pageland First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Price was a son of the late Van and Verla Mae Rollings Price.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria B. Price of Charlotte; a sister, Brenda (Leward) Gainey of Mooresville, NC; a nephew, Craig Gainey; and a niece, Wendy G. Shackleton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

Fred Edward Rollins

Fred Edward Rollins, 82, of Jefferson, died Monday, May 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Rollins was a son of Thomas and Bertha Carter Rollins. He was a farmer and merchant.

Surviving are his wife, Camilla Sullivan Rollins; and two sons, Kenny Rollins and Felix Rollins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

 

Edwin James Scott

Mr. Scott, formerly of Charlotte, NC, died at home, May 9, 2004, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 7, 1921, son of the late William Scott and Eola Roberts Scott. Raised in Cumberland, Maryland, he graduated Allegany High School in 1939, received a scholarship to University of Maryland, was a member of Sigma Phi Omega, Honor Society 1940, Alpha Phi Omega, Honor Society 1940, Alpha Chi Sigma, Honor Society 1942, and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1943.

He enlisted in the Army in 1945 and was a decorated WWII veteran. He returned to the University of Maryland, graduated College of Engineering, with a Bachelor of Science degree. He also served in the Navy Reserve as a Lt. JG, and was discharged in 1954.

Hired at Celanese in Cumberland, Maryland, he transferred first to Shelby, NC to Celanese Fiber Inc., then Greenville, SC, then Salisbury, NC, then Mexico City, Mexico, and back to Salisbury as plant manager, where he was selected as 'Industrial Man of the Year', 1970-71. He transferred to Florence SC as plant manager, was selected as 'Chairman Executive Group Greater Florence', 1979, then transferred to Charlotte as Director of Manufacturing and retired in 1982.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Margaret 'Peggy' Bible Scott, whom he married on January 4, 1947; brother, William Scott, Cumberland, MD;s ister, Mary Jean Price, Cumberland, MD; and five children, Sally Belliveau of Huntersville, NC, Jim Scott of Canaan, NH, Cindy Beasley of Chesterfield, VA, Margaret Stevens of Troutman, NC, and Paul Scott of Chapel Hill, NC. Ten grandchildren and two great grandsons also survive him.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2004 at Salis-bury National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial/Honor Program FH, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.

The family of Mr. Scott is being served by Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

Randolph Withers Shannon Jr.

Randolph Withers Shannon Jr., 98, of Society Hill, died Thursday, April 29, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2 from Grace Episcopal Church, Camden, with the Rev. Dean Philip Linder officiating. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery, Camden.

Memorials may be made to Camp Easy Breathing, c/o American Lung Association of S.C., 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Shannon was a son of the late Randolph Withers Shannon Sr. and Rosa Miller Shannon. He was the founder of Shannon Pecan Company, a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bennettsville and a United States Army Air Corps veteran having served in World War II. He was also a member of the VFW in Florence.

Surviving are three children, Randolph W. Shannon III of New Brighton, Pa., Susan Kershaw Shannon Spraker and Phillip McCants Shannon of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, William Foster Shannon, Benjamin Davis Shannon, Robert Randolph Daly, Caroline McCants Daly and Emma Elizabeth Shannon; a sister, Betty Shannon Patterson of Columbia; Marguerite Arve, loving friend of West Minister; and three great-grandchildren, Skye Visco, Celeste Shannon and Ava Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy McCants Shannon; a sister, Margaret Shannon Carter; and a granddaughter, Beverly Diane Shannon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

Jennie Driggers Williamson

Jennie Driggers Williamson, 72, of Cheraw, died Saturday, May 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 from North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Wallace, Mrs. Williamson was a daughter of the late Howard Burch and Flora Quick Driggers. She was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Mrs. Williamson was a member of Cheraw Senior Circle and had retired after 45 years from Highland Industries.

Surviving are a son, Charles Larry (Sara) Roscoe of Cheraw; two daughters, Sherry Roscoe (Jimmy) Hinson of Jefferson, and Donna (Jimmy) Shiver of Baconton, Ga.; a sister, Carolyn Juanita Allen of Tappahannock, Va.; eight grand-children; and nine great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Howard Burch Jr., Otis Driggers, Eldon Driggers and Charles Ray Driggers; and a sister, Mildred Lucille Carroll.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

Syble Eddins Williamson

Syble Eddins Williamson, 77, died Monday, May 10, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 from First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Mrs. Williamson was a daughter of the late Bruce Eddins and Letha Mae Thomas Eddins. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was active in the Girl Scout and Boy Scout programs. Mrs. Williamson was involved with her children's schooling as a grade mother.

Surviving are her husband, Howard D. Williamson Sr. of the home; three sons, Howard D. Williamson Jr. of Columbia, Douglas A. Williamson of Dunn, N.C., and Bruce H. Williamson of Cheraw; two daughters, Martha W. Starling of Wallace, and Barbara A. McDaniel of Patrick; seven grandchildren; and a brother J. D. Eddins of Mt. Olive, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 13, 2004

 

Elbert Cornell Amick

Elbert Cornell Amick, 77, of West Columbia, died Saturday, May 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19 from Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church with the Revs. Eric Friedrichs and Randall Derrick officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Building on Holy Ground Fund at Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church.

Born in Prosperity, Mr. Amick was a son of the late Seber Franklin and Minnie Mae A. Amick. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, a life member of Little Mountain Masonic Lodge 281, and a member of Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church. Mr. Amick was retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital after 31 years.

Surviving are his wife, Helen N. Amick of West Columbia; two daughters, Kay (Preston) Bryant of West Columbia, and Jenny (Marion) Dixon of Cheraw; a son, Larry E. Amick of West Columbia; three sisters, Ruby A. Fulmer and Cleo A. Wise both of Prosperity, and Rosaline A. Ringer of Chapin; three brothers, Seber Ray Amick of Prosperity, Cecil Voight Amick of Columbia, and Vern Franklin Amick of Winnsboro; three grand-children, Jerry Dixon, Adam Bryant, Matthew (Kristie) Dixon; and a great grandchild, Matthew Luke Dixon.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Odis Leroy Amick of Little Mountain.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Charles James Bensberg

Charles James Bensberg, 85, of Maryland, died Friday, May 14, 2004 of cancer.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Saturday, May 22 from St. Peter's Catholic Church, Cheraw. Burial will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 21 at Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.

A native of Colorado Springs, Col., Mr. Bensberg was a son of the late Robert and Sarah Bensberg. He had a long, distinguished career working with the Federal Government in Washington, D.C.

Surviving are two daughters, Carole Anne New and Barbara Sue Thomp-son; three grandsons; three grand-daughters; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Lucille Bridges

Lucille Bridges, 79, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Saturday, May 8, 2004 in Gateway Memorial Hospital, Clarksville.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 from Reid's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Donnie McCray officiating. Burial followed in J.C. Broome Memorial Gardens.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Bridges was a daughter of Dock and Grace McKay Bridges. She attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Clarksville.

Surviving are two daughters, Amanda Cue and Willie Mae Hancock of Clarksville; an adopted daughter, Eunice Shelley of Clarksville; two sons, Samuel Bridges of Cheraw, and Ronald Bridges of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Samuel Bridges of High Point, N.C.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

David Hunt Campbell

David Hunt Campbell, 76, of Greenville, died Friday, May 14, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 17 from St. Mark United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery, Johnston.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 306 N. Franklin Road, Greenville, S.C. 29609; or St. Francis Hospice, 414-A Pettigru St., Greenville, S.C. 29601.

Born in Honea Path, Mr. Campbell was a son of the late Wallace L. and Mamie Hunt Campbell. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a graduate of Clemson College where he earned a Bachelors of Science in textile management. Mr. Campbell was president and owner of Natax Systems of Poinsett, Inc. for 13 years. His previous career was held in the textile industry. He was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and the Ruth Donavan Sunday School Class.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Margaret Huiet Campbell of the home; a son, David H. (Tracy) Campbell Jr. of Columbia; two brothers, Ralph H. Campbell of Asheville, N.C., and Dr. George W. Campbell of Chesterfield, Va.; and a sister, Janice Knapp of Agawan, Maine.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace L. Campbell Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thomas McAfee Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Betty Sue Adams Dutton

Betty Sue Adams Dutton, 64, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Monday, May 10, 2004 in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14 from the chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Bob Herron and Chuck Marbry officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Anson Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Wades-boro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Dutton was a daughter of the late Henry Purser and Gladys Moore Adams. Following retirement from the textile industry in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Dutton worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant with Autumn Care Nursing Facility in Marshville, N.C., for 13 years. She was an active member of the Anson Rescue Squad for more than 20 years.

Surviving are her husband, George C. Dutton of the home; a son, Clay (Tina) Dutton of Wadesboro; a daughter, Karen "Sissy" (Brad) Hartsell of Wadesboro; two grandchildren, Ryan Dutton and Destiny Hartsell both of Chesterfield; two step-grandchildren, Steven Diggs and Amanda Diggs of Wadesboro; a brother and sisters, Henry "Buddy" Adams of Polkton, N.C., Freddy Adams of Riverside, Calif., Ronnie Adams of Mt. Croghan, Margaret Scalia of Morven, and Sharon Brown of Virginia Beach, Va.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Charles Smith Eslow

Charles Smith Eslow, 61, of Holly Ridge, N.C., died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at his home.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 from Topsail Moose Lodge, Holly Ridge, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Martha Eslow, P.O. Box 114, Holly Ridge, N.C. 28445.

Mr. Eslow was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of the VFW and Topsail Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Eslow; two sons, Wade Efird of Cheraw, and Darrell Efird of Fort Mill; a daughter, Cindy Ramsey of Springs City, Pa.; a sister, Kay Almond of Coldwater, Mich.; his father, Richard Eslow of Flint, Mich.; his mother, Jeane Snyder of Coldwater; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Rumple, and a brother, Thomas Eslow.

Arrangements were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Myrtle Christine Myers Howell

Myrtle Christine Myers Howell, age 82, of Timmonsville, died Sunday, May 16, 2004 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 from Belk Funeral Home, Lamar Chapel. Burial followed in Newman Swamp Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Howell was a daughter of the late William M. "Bill" and Lillie Belle Rodgers Grooms Myers. She had retired from Nytronics and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters Laura C. Orr Cannupp and Geraldine "Gerri" C. Orr both of Timmonsville; and three half-sisters Debra M. (Steve) Peavy of Patrick, Becky M. (Junior) Boykin of Hartsville, and Anna M. (Charles) Hannah of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by two spouses, T. Sergeant Robert Leonard Orr Jr. and Ralph Guy Howell; three sisters, Maybelle M Sturgis, Alice Myers and Mildred M. Rollings; and two half-brothers Platt Grooms and Earl Lee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Ruth Elizabeth Johnson Jackson

Ruth Elizabeth Johnson Jackson, 87, of Bennettsville, died Thursday, May 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16 from Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Burial followed in McCall Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 4356, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512; or McCall Cemetery Association, 1101 Highway 15-401 W., Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Jackson was a daughter of the late William and Malissa Crowley Johnson, and the widow of Ralph S. Jackson. She was a homemaker and attended First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Greg (Peter Sanborn) Jackson of Boston, Mass.; and four generations of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Philip McLeod Jackson; two brothers, Gary and Walker; and three sisters, Pearl, Aileen and Esther.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Arthur Edwards James Jr.

Arthur Edwards James Jr., 88, of Maryland and formerly of Wallace, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Md.

A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Wallace, Mr. James was the widower of Elouise Davis. He was a member of G.W. Long Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder, and he was a Mason. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Allen Wayne Johnson

Allen Wayne Johnson, 52, of Hartsville, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gene McAlister and Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Edmond Bert and Naomi Odom Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Moore Johnson of Hartsville; a son, Dewayne (Donna) Johnson of Scranton; three daughters, Norma Jean (Ronnie) Taylor of Florence, and Jessica Johnson and Jennifer Johnson both of Hartsville; two sisters, Ann (Benny) Steen, Beverly (Kenneth) Scott all of Hartsville; and two brothers, Ashley Johnson of Darlington, and Everette (Kathy) Johnson of Patrick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Betty Faye Laundreaux

Betty Faye Laundreaux, 60, of Cheraw, died Sunday, M< 16,>

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 from Midway Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in McColl, Mrs. Laundreaux was a daughter of the late J.R. and Emily Virginia Parrish Hulon. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church where she was Mother of the Year in 1975. She was involved at Prince Carr School and active in politics, and enjoyed softball, crafts and sewing for the public.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph L. Laundreaux of Cheraw; a son, Robbie (Jennifer) Barnes of Thomasville, N.C.; four daughters, Denise (Billy) English of Cheraw, Toni Hubbard of Bennettsville, Leslie Heffner of Cheraw, and Tracie (Johnnie) Jordan of Patrick; a stepson, Joseph L. Laundreaux of Cheraw; two brothers, Don Hulon of McColl, and Larry Hulon of Asheville, N.C.; four sisters, Judy Hunt of Laurinburg, N.C., Teresa Dowless and Barbara Pate of Bennettsville, and Debra Jacobs of Texas; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Melissa Diane Rivers, and a brother, Jackie Hulon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Terry Ludd Jr.

Terry Ludd Jr., infant son of Shonda Kirkland and Terry Ludd Sr., died Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

A graveside funeral service was held Monday, May 17 in Westside Cemetery with the Rev. Willie Mae Montgomery officiating.

Surviving are his parents of Lancaster; a brother, Favion Wise of Aiken; maternal grandparents, Robert and Debra Haile of Coca Beach, Fla.; and paternal grandparents, David Ludd and the late Bessie Ludd of Society Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Crawford Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

The Rev. Jimmy Lee Miles

The Rev. Jimmy Lee Miles, 49, of Jefferson, died Saturday, May 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 17 from Almetta Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, the Rev. Miles was a son of Omega Melton Grooms and the late Perry Edward Miles. He was a retired supervisor with Stallings Salvage Company, and was a member and Deacon of Almetta Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Rollins Miles of the home; a son, Shawn (Sherry) Miles of Jefferson; two daughters, Crystal (Walt Witmore) Brigman and Stephanie (Matthew) Tucker all of Jefferson; a granddaughter, Rebecca Brigman; his mother and stepfather, the Rev. Ellis Grooms, of Jefferson; a brother, Timmy Miles of Jefferson; and two sisters, Elaine Johnson and Barbara Tarlton of Jefferson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Edward Miles.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

 

Fred W. Oliver

Fred W. Oliver, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 14 from Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 S.C. Highway 9, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Oliver was a son of the late John Soloman and Janie Elizabeth Sutton Oliver. He was a retired United States Postal Service mail carrier, merchant, barber and farmer. Mr. Oliver was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific and was a member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 74. He was a member of VFW Post 11251, and a former member of Chesterfield Civitan Club. Mr. Oliver was also a member and Past Master of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220, former member and Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star, a Shriner and member of Jamil Shrine Temple, and was a member and former Deacon of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Rivers Oliver of the home; two daughters, Wanda Oliver (William) Allen of Indian Trail, N.C., and Nancy Oliver (Ronald) Robinson of Morven, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Patricia Truman of Richmond, Va., Elizabeth Truman of Indian Trail, Shannon Truman of Waxhaw, N.C., and Neil Robinson and Laura Robinson of Morven.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

 

 

Jimmie Ratliff

Jimmie Ratliff, 58, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at Carolinas Hospital System, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Ratliff was a son of David Sr. and Rosa Jackson Ratliff. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Gary High School in 1966. Mr. Ratliff served in the United States Army with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. He served 20 years with the South Carolina National Guard where he retired at Sergeant 1st Class.

Surviving are his wife, Rosa Avery Ratliff; two granddaughters, Rymekia Ratliff and Davanda Ratliff of the home; a sister, Mary Lou Allen of Florence; five brothers, David (Lucille) Ratliff Jr. of Washington, D.C., Ulysses (Lidian) Ratliff of Beltsville, Md., Lee Thomas Ratliff of Columbia, Bobby Ratliff of Florence, and Burnice (Evelyn) Ratliff of Baltimore, Md.; two aunts, Viola R. Avery of Cheraw, and Viola Jackson of Charlotte, N.C.; an uncle, L.D. Jackson of Spring Lake, N.C.; a cousin, Calvin Rivers of Chesterfield; a nephew, Robert Lee Ratliff of Seattle, Wash.; his mother-in-law, Rosena Avery of Chesterfield; three sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, Betty (Larry) Pegues, Annie (Ricky) Rivers, Delores Avery, Anglish Avery Jr. and Scottie Avery; his stepmother, Vellema Chapman; a special friend, Alvin Fleming; and a host of other family and friends.

 

 

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Deborah Denise Ratliff and Yolanda Monique Ratliff; a son, Jimmie Ratliff Jr.; and a sister, Margie Mae Murvin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Robert Lee Small

Robert Lee Small, 70, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at his residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held 3 p.m. Friday, May 14 from Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Florence Memorial Gardens with military honors and Masonic rites.

Memorials may be made to Northgate Baptist Church, 1217 N. Ebenezer Road, Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Kershaw, Mr. Small was a son of the late Frank and Frances Byrd Small. He was a mechanic with EI DuPont DeNemours & Co. in Camden and Florence and was an instructor in the machine shop at Florence-Darlington Technical College. He retired from DuPont in 1991 and after his retirement was employed as a machinist for Chesterfield Lumber Co. in Darlington. He was a member of Northgate Baptist Church, a member of the Senior Men's Sunday School class and Flintville Masonic Lodge #158 AFM. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are his wife, Patrice Hunter Small of the home; a daughter, Sharon Small of Florence; four brothers, Grady (Sharon) Small of Indianapolis, Ind., Jackie (Diane) Small of Jefferson, Joe (Diane) Small of Fresno, Calif., and Charles (Kathy) Small of Newport News, Va.; a sister-in-law, June Small of Camden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Small and John Edward Small.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

James Eugene Stevens

James Eugene Stevens, 79, of Kershaw, died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15 from Tabernacle Methodist Church with the Rev. William Griggs officiating. Burial followed in Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery, McBee.

Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Stevens was a son of the late James Galvester and Cora Dixon Stevens.

Surviving are his wife, Ida Belle Wilkes Stevens; four sons, Thomas E. Stevens, George A. Stevens, Bobby Joe Stevens and James G. Stevens all of Kershaw; two daughters, Katie S. (Edward) Pair of Lancaster, and Daphine S. (Johnny) Black of Ruby; three sisters, Betty Grace (Ray) Lyles of Leesville, Lela S. Dixon of Society Hill, and Annie Mae (Melvin) Dixon of Kershaw; four grandchildren, Austin Pair, Jeb Pair, Benjie Stevens and Kristie Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Preston Davis and Shelby Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Eugene 'Gene' S. Swain

Eugene "Gene" S. Swain, 76, of Cheraw, died Sunday, May 16, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Pulaski, Va., Mr. Swain was a son of the late Glenn L. and Anna Laura Seagle Swain. He was retired from J.P. Stevens. Mr. Swain was a member of the Berean Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, where he had served as a Deacon and in many other positions, including Chairman of the trustees. He was a United States Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo Hart Swain of Cheraw; two daughters, Patricia S. (Tom) Deas of Myrtle Beach, and Diane S. (Mike) Hutson of Cheraw; a brother, Donald F. Swain of Cary, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Alta Mae Taylor

Alta Mae Taylor, 84, of Eastman, Ga., died Thursday, May 13, 2004 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15 from Southerland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Zebulon Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Derek Taylor, Colby Taylor, Terrell Yawn, Todd Taylor, Clark Lewis, Robbie Jones, Shawn Dykes, Tommy Wright Jr. and Ronnie Wright.

A lifelong resident of Dodge County, Ga., Mrs. Taylor was a daughter of the late Early and Beckie Joiner Wright, and the widow of Terrell Weeks Taylor. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Margie (the Rev. Bobby) Jones of Chesterfield, Martha (E.W. "Red") Rogers and Cloe Lewis all of Eastman; two sons, Jack (Kas) Taylor and Jimmy (Carolyn) Taylor all of Eastman; four sisters, Edna Dowdy, Pearl Crosby, Louise Brown and Lois Brown; a brother, Wendell Wright; a daughter-in-law, Linda Taylor; 22 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

Harvey Warren Sr.

Harvey Warren Sr., 74, of West Columbia, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004.

A memorial service was held at noon Saturday, May 15 from the residence of 200 Woodberry Road. Lot 254, West Columbia, S.C.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, S.C. Division, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Warren was the son of the late John and Fannie Weatherford Warren. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Warren was later employed for 16 years with the State Hospital in Columbia. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman and collected old watches and old bottles during his retirement years.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Betty Lou Warren; two daughters, Catherine (Pedro Martinez) Roberts of West Columbia, and Tina Marie Warren of Columbia; a son, Randy Lee Warren of West Columbia; a sister, Zona Shastid of Monroe, La.; nine grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Franklin Warren and Harvey H. Warren, Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shives Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 20, 2004

James Edward Anderson

James Edward Anderson, 73, of Camden, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22 form Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with the Revs. Timothy Williams and Douglas Edward Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Hebron Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Camden, Mr. Anderson was a son of the late Heyward Lee and Aime Estelle Brazell Anderson. He was a retired self-employed electrician.

Surviving are three children, James Steven Anderson of Camden, Douglas Edward Anderson of Chesterfield, and Amy Marie Johnston of Lugoff; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; five sisters, Dorothy Floyd, Shirley Suggs and Mary McCathern all of Sumter, Geraldine Whitley of North Carolina, and Barbara Nesbitt of Camden; and two brothers, Willie Anderson of Sumter, and Bobby Anderson of Camden.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Heyward Anderson, Jr. and Johnny Anderson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

James Grant Benefiel

James Grant Benefiel, 77, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, May 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morven, N.C.

Born in Paducah, Ken., Mr. Benefiel was a son of the late Edgar Raymond and Linnie Pearl Payne Benefiel. He was a heating and air conditioning contractor and was a retired employee of Bowling and Hough Heating and Air. Mr. Benefiel was a United States Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lois Rayfield Benefiel of the home; a son, Jerry Benefiel of Chesterfield; a daughter, Kathy B. Privette of Chesterfield; two grandsons, Daniel Privette and Joseph Privette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Raymond Benefiel Jr., and a sister, Mary Byers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Billy Loyd Bethea Sr.

Billy Loyd Bethea Sr., 66, of Hamer, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 24 from Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Bethea Family Cemetery.

Born in Robeson County, N.C., Mr. Bethea was a son of Sophia Jackson Bethea and the late Thad C. Bethea. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Betty R. Bethea of Hamer; three daughters, Margaret Webster of Hamer, Leilani Tyler of Dillon and Yvonne Curry of Cheraw; two sons, Billy Bethea Jr. of Hamer, and Ronnie Bethea of Little Rock, Ark.; a stepson, Robert Johnson of Latta; three sisters, Sarah Arnette of Hamer, Joyce Kinlaw of Rowland, N.C., and Jackie Thompson of Hamer; three brothers, Bobby Bethea of Dillon, Bennett Bethea of Little Rock and Ronald Bethea of Hamer; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew David Bethea.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

 

Annie Ruth Caudle

Annie Ruth Caudle, 87, of Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, May 20, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 24 from St. John's Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Richard Kremer officiating. A private burial followed in Sharon Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Baptist Church.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Caudle was a daughter of the late D.R. Horton and Bessie Irene Horton. She retired from Lance Packing Company after 50 years. Mrs. Caudle was a former member of Green Memorial Baptist Church for over 50 years where she taught Sunday School, and was member of St. John's Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, J.A. Horton of Surfside Beach; sisters, Alice (Legette) Jordan, Millie (Robert) Allison and Grace Litaker all of Charlotte.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harry & Bryant Company. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Wallace D. Ellington

Wallace D. Ellington, 89, of Wichita, Kansas, and formerly of Cheraw, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held Friday, March 12 from First United Methodist Church, Wichita.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas 67202; or Starkey, Inc., P.O. Box 9290, Wichita, Kansas 67277.

Surviving are his wife, Hilda McCall Ellington; and a daughter, Nancy Lynn Ellington. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Thelma Hearn Fender

Thelma Hearn Fender, 83, of Charlotte, N.C., died Friday, May 21, 2004 at White Oak Manor of Charlotte.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23 from McEwen Charlotte Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Gerald J. Bearden officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204; or the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, N.C. 28210.

Born in Charlotte, Mrs. Fender was a daughter of the late George W. and Faye Mills Hearn, and the widow of Charles Fender. She retired from E. H. Jacobs Manufacturing Company after several years.

Surviving are a son, Charles A. (Cynthia A.) Fender of Pageland; three brothers, Ernest Hearn of Charlotte, Dwight Hearn of Myrtle Beach, and Ronald Hearn of Charlotte; a sister, Alice Faye Briner of Davidson, N.C.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth D. Fender.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral and Cremation Services. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

 

Howard Leon Gulledge

Howard Leon Gulledge, 83, of Beaufort, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23 from Anderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Gulledge was a son of W.C. and Flonnie Welsh Gulledge. He was the widower of Margaret Moore Gulledge and Eunice Harter Gulledge. He was one of the founders of Shell Point Baptist Church and retired form United Telephone Company in Beaufort.

Surviving are two sisters, Mildred Thurman of Ruby, and Dorothy Giles of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Jady Gulledge of Ruby, and John B. (O'Lena) Gulledge of High Point, N.C.; and four stepsons, Gary E. and Harold A. Harter of Beaufort, Gerald D. Harter of Freemont, Calif., and John B. Harter Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; and two step-daughters, Judy Michell and Audrey Fowler of Atlanta.

Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Annie Melton Ingold

Annie Melton Ingold, 98, of Patrick, died Monday, May 24, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26 from Cross Branch Baptist Church, Patrick. A graveside service followed at 1 p.m. in Melton Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Mt. Gilead, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Cross Branch Baptist Church, 2208 Byrdtown Highway, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Lilesville, N.C., Mrs. Ingold was a daughter of the late George Bernard and Ollie Vastie Teal Melton, and was the widow of Sherril Legrand Ingold. She was a homemaker and member of Cross Branch Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Lloyd Frank Melton of Monroe, N.C.; a brother, Major Melton of Laurinburg, N.C.; two sisters, Pagie Hogan of Rockingham, N.C., and Vastie Clark of Wadesboro, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews, including Floyd Butch Melton of Patrick.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Gary Evans Powe Jarman

Gary Evans Powe Jarman, 71, of Garden City Beach, died Monday, May 17, 2004 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 20 from The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Burial followed in Old St. David's Cemetery, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, P.O. Box 14548, Surfside Beach, S.C. 29587; St. David's Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or S.C. Chapter of National Alliance of the Mentally Ill, P.O. Box 12267, Columbia, S.C. 29202.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Jarman was a daughter of the late James Edward and Gary Evans Powe, and the widow of Ret. Lt. Col. Lewis Wilson Jarman. She attended Converse College and USC. She was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection where she was active on the Altar Guild and with the Episcopal Church Women. Mrs. Jarman was a member of Grand Strand National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI), which she and her late husband founded, was a member of the Pee Dee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Myrtle Beach Garden Club.

Surviving are two sons, Lewis Wilson Jarman IV of Charleston, and David Edward Jarman of Garden City Beach; three sisters, Mary Emma Powe Wallace, Charlotte Powe Bourne and Susan Powe Huggins all of Cheraw; three brothers-in-law, Lowell Jarman, Loyd Jarman and Earl Huggins Sr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goldfinch Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Allen Wayne Johnson

Allen Wayne Johnson, 52, of Hartsville, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gene McAlister and Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Edmond Bert and Naomi Odom Johnson.

 

Surviving are his wife, Louise Moore Johnson of Hartsville; a son, Dewayne (Donna) Johnson of Scranton; three daughters, Norma Jean (Ronnie) Taylor of Florence, and Jessica Johnson and Jennifer Johnson both of Hartsville; two sisters, Ann (Benny) Steen, Beverly (Kenneth) Scott all of Hartsville; and two brothers, Ashley Johnson of Darlington, and Everette (Kathy) Johnson of Patrick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Betty Faye Laundreaux

Betty Faye Laundreaux, 60, of Cheraw, died Sunday, May 16, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 from Midway Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in McColl, Mrs. Laundreaux was a daughter of the late J.R. and Emily Virginia Parrish Hulon. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church where she was Mother of the Year in 1975. She was involved at Prince Carr School and active in politics, and enjoyed softball, crafts and sewing for the public.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph L. Laundreaux of Cheraw; a son, Robbie (Jennifer) Barnes of Thomasville, N.C.; four daughters, Denise (Billy) English of Cheraw, Toni Hubbard of Bennettsville, Leslie Heffner of Cheraw, and Tracie (Johnnie) Jordan of Patrick; a stepson, Joseph L. Laundreaux of Cheraw; two brothers, Don Hulon of McColl, and Larry Hulon of Asheville, N.C.; four sisters, Judy Hunt of Laurinburg, N.C., Teresa Dowless and Barbara Pate of Bennettsville, and Debra Jacobs of Texas; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Melissa Diane Rivers, and a brother, Jackie Hulon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Terry Ludd Jr.

Terry Ludd Jr., infant son of Shonda Kirkland and Terry Ludd Sr., died Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

A graveside funeral service was held Monday, May 17 in Westside Cemetery with the Rev. Willie Mae Montgomery officiating.

Surviving are his parents of Lancaster; a brother, Favion Wise of Aiken; maternal grandparents, Robert and Debra Haile of Coca Beach, Fla.; and paternal grandparents, David Ludd and the late Bessie Ludd of Society Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Crawford Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Arthur Porter McLaurin

Arthur Porter McLaurin, 60, of Chapin, died at his home Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22 from St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church. Burial followed in Scotch Cemetery, Bethune.

Memorials may be made to USC Caroliniana Society, S.C. Caroliniana Library, Columbia, S.C. 29202; or the American Diabetes Association.

Born in Asheboro, N.C., Dr. McLaurin was a son of the late Lambert Paschal McLaurin of Bethune and the late Grace Porter McLaurin of Rockingham, N.C. He attended elementary school in Cheraw and graduated from Myrtle Beach High School, the University of Florida, and the University of South Carolina. He taught at Florence and at Hand Junior High School. From 1969-76 the Office of Instructional Technology at the S.C. Department of Education employed Porter to develop teacher training television series broadcast over the ETV Network. He then became a professor at USC where he rose to the rank of Head of the Media Arts Department, which he helped create. He taught at the University from 1976 until his retirement in 1994. As Professor Emeritus, he continued to teach part-time for a number of years. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Chapin, and was a member of the Cayce-West Columbia Sertoma Club.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Guerry "Pat" McLaurin of Chapin; a daughter, Ashley Guerry McLaurin of Boone, N.C.; a brother, Dr. Lambert Paschal McLaurin Jr. of Boone; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Jimmy Lee Miles

Jimmy Lee Miles, 49, of Jefferson, died Saturday, May 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 17 from Almetta Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, the Rev. Miles was a son of Omega Melton Grooms and the late Perry Edward Miles. He was a retired supervisor with Stallings Salvage Company, and was a member and Deacon of Almetta Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Rollins Miles of the home; a son, Shawn (Sherry) Miles of Jefferson; two daughters, Crystal (Walt Witmore) Brigman and Stephanie (Matthew) Tucker all of Jefferson; a granddaughter, Rebecca Brigman; his mother and stepfather, the Rev. Ellis Grooms, of Jefferson; a brother, Timmy Miles of Jefferson; and two sisters, Elaine Johnson and Barbara Tarlton of Jefferson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Edward Miles.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Virginia King Mims

Virginia King Mims, 79, of Hartsville, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 21 from Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Dodds officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves, Florence, S.C. 29506; the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309; or Union United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 398, McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Mims was a daughter of the late Hudson and Pearl Blackwell King, and the widow of W. Claude Mims. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church, the Lore McCoy Sunday School class, and was active in the United Methodist Women's Organization.

Surviving are a son, William C. Mims Jr. of Crossville, Tenn.; a daughter, Ginger (Barry) Houghtalen of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Malverea Watkins of Hartsville; two brothers, Joe King and Gary King of Hartsville; and a granddaughter, Kaley Mims.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Fred W. Oliver

Fred W. Oliver, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 14 from Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 15066 S.C. Highway 9, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Oliver was a son of the late John Soloman and Janie Elizabeth Sutton Oliver. He was a retired United States Postal Service mail carrier, merchant, barber and farmer. Mr. Oliver was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific and was a member and Past Commander of the American Legion Post 74. He was a member of VFW Post 11251, and a former member of Chesterfield Civitan Club. Mr. Oliver was also a member and Past Master of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220, former member and Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star, a Shriner and member of Jamil Shrine Temple, and was a member and former Deacon of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Rivers Oliver of the home; two daughters, Wanda Oliver (William) Allen of Indian Trail, N.C., and Nancy Oliver (Ronald) Robinson of Morven, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Patricia Truman of Richmond, Va., Elizabeth Truman of Indian Trail, Shannon Truman of Waxhaw, N.C., and Neil Robinson and Laura Robinson of Morven.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Rebecca Azilee Oliver

Rebecca Azilee Oliver, 80, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22 from Long Branch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Jefferson, Miss Oliver was a daughter of the late Zinnamon Bradley "Z.B." and Rosa Miles Oliver. She was a homemaker and member of Long Branch Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Clyde (Bob) Oliver of Jefferson; a niece and caregiver, Peggy Lynn of Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Charlie Oliver, Clyde Oliver, Ed Oliver, Sam Oliver, Russell Oliver and the Rev. Arthur Oliver.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Jimmie Ratliff

Jimmie Ratliff, 58, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at Carolinas Hospital System, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Ratliff was a son of David Sr. and Rosa Jackson Ratliff. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Gary High School in 1966. Mr. Ratliff served in the United States Army with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. He served 20 years with the South Carolina National Guard where he retired at Sergeant 1st Class.

Surviving are his wife, Rosa Avery Ratliff; two granddaughters, Rymekia Ratliff and Davanda Ratliff of the home; a sister, Mary Lou Allen of Florence; five brothers, David (Lucille) Ratliff Jr. of Washington, D.C., Ulysses (Lidian) Ratliff of Beltsville, Md., Lee Thomas Ratliff of Columbia, Bobby Ratliff of Florence, and Burnice (Evelyn) Ratliff of Baltimore, Md.; two aunts, Viola R. Avery of Cheraw, and Viola Jackson of Charlotte, N.C.; an uncle, L.D. Jackson of Spring Lake, N.C.; a cousin, Calvin Rivers of Chesterfield; a nephew, Robert Lee Ratliff of Seattle, Wash.; his mother-in-law, Rosena Avery of Chesterfield; three sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, Betty (Larry) Pegues, Annie (Ricky) Rivers, Delores Avery, Anglish Avery Jr. and Scottie Avery; his stepmother, Vellema Chapman; a

special friend, Alvin Fleming; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Deborah Denise Ratliff and Yolanda Monique Ratliff; a son, Jimmie Ratliff Jr.; and a sister, Margie Mae Murvin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Robert Eugene Riggan

Robert Eugene Riggan, 51, of Ruby, died Monday, May 24, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Halifax County, N.C., Mr. Riggan was a son of the late Leslie Fuller Riggan and Masako Sugazaki Stalls. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Wallace Riggan; three sons, Leslie (Misty) Riggan of Patrick, Brian Riggan of Cheraw, and George Oliver of Marshville, N.C.; four daughters, Melissa (Barry) Johnson and Doris Taylor of Ruby, and Robin Purvis and Torie Riggan and Cheraw; his father of Halifax; a brother, Earl Stalls Jr. of Lancaster; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Tori Brooks and Myrtice Levetti.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Robert Lee Small

Robert Lee Small, 70, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at his residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held 3 p.m. Friday, May 14 from Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Florence Memorial Gardens with military honors and Masonic rites.

Memorials may be made to Northgate Baptist Church, 1217 N. Ebenezer Road, Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Kershaw, Mr. Small was a son of the late Frank and Frances Byrd Small. He was a mechanic with EI DuPont DeNemours & Co. in Camden and Florence and was an instructor in the machine shop at Florence-Darlington Technical College. He retired from DuPont in 1991 and after his retirement was employed as a machinist for Chesterfield Lumber Co. in Darlington. He was a member of Northgate Baptist Church, a member of the Senior Men's Sunday School class and Flintville Masonic Lodge #158 AFM. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are his wife, Patrice Hunter Small of the home; a daughter, Sharon Small of Florence; four brothers, Grady (Sharon) Small of Indianapolis, Ind., Jackie (Diane) Small of Jefferson, Joe (Diane) Small of Fresno, Calif., and Charles (Kathy) Small of Newport News, Va.; a sister-in-law, June Small of Camden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Small and John Edward Small.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Elizabeth May Smith

Elizabeth May Smith, 64, of Charlotte, N.C., died Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21 from St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Huntersville, N.C. with Father Martin Bagay officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Mary. 20852.

Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Huntersville.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Earl Thomas Smith of Charlotte; five children, Michele (Dwayne) Hinson of Eden, N.C., Maria (Jimmy) Lockhart of Charlotte, Melissa (Jamie) Griffin of Pageland, and Michael Smith and Margot (Erik) Latta of Charlotte; a sister, Phyllis Bonavitacola of Pittsfield, Miss.; and five grandchildren, Megan, Nicholas, Brandon, Thomas and Jacob.

Arrangements were entrusted to Crown of Life Funeral Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

 

 

Wade Benjamin Stack

Wade Benjamin Stack, 79, of Pageland, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22 from Sandy Ridge Baptist Church. Burial followed in church cemetery.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Stack was a son of Shelly and Ola Starnes Stack. He owned and operated Stack's Upholstery.

Surviving are his wife, Zelma Williams Stack; children; siblings; grand-children; and great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Ernest Fitzgerald Steen

Ernest Fitzgerald Steen, 42, of Bennettsville, died Friday, May 21, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 24 from Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington.

Memorials may be made to Praise The Lord Ministries, 824 E. Old Camden Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Florence County, Mr. Steen was a son of Alex Steen and the late Mildred Skipper Steen. He was an electrician.

Surviving in addition to his father of Bennettsville are a daughter, Mikayla Lauren Steen of Chesterfield; a sister, Joanna (Joe) Barrentine of Darlington; a brother, Noel Steen of Bennettsville; his grandmother, Thelma Skipper Carnes of Darlington; a niece, Kansas Steen of Bennettsville; two nephews, Jerry Barrentine and Jonathan Barrentine of Darlington; and a sister-in-law, Carol Steen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Millie Burr Burch Tucker

Millie Burr Burch Tucker, 94, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at her home.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22 in Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Bill Cozier and Jerry Robertson officiating.

Memorials may be made at the discretion of the donor.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Tucker was a daughter of the late Walton Isaac and Mary Eliza Teal Burr. She was preceded in death by her first husband in 1961, Edward Vernon Burch, and her second husband in 1994, Lee Tucker. Prior to her second marriage, she had been an active member of Deep Creek Baptist Church and later joined Forestville United Methodist Church in Lilesville, N.C.

Surviving are a daughter, Marilu Burch Baker of Wadesboro; two granddaughters, Ellen B. Gibson of Wadesboro, and Jenny Lou Baker of Chesterfield; a sister, Elsie B. Campbell of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Bobbie M. Burr of Alexandra, Va.; six stepchildren, Pete Tucker of New Ellenton, Margaret Shaver of Wadesboro, Benny Tucker of Kings Mountain, N.C., Ann Crotts of Lincoln-ton, N.C., Buddy Tucker of Greens-boro, N.C., and Frances Starling of Lilesville; 24 step-grandchildren; 39 step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Walton Isaac Burr Jr., and two stepchildren, Geraldine T. Birmingham and James Tucker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Sadie Beckham Varnadore

Sadie Beckham Varnadore, 91, of Edgemoor, N.C., died May 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 21 from Barron Funeral Home, Chester. Burial followed in Heath Chapel United Methodist Church, Great Galls.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Varnadore was a daughter of William and Ida Beckham. She was the widow of Wilson Pressley and Adam Varna-dore Surviving are three children, Annie Broome, Betty Humphries and John Pressley; a brother; a sister; and 12 grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barron Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

George Graham Walters Sr.

George Graham Walters Sr., 77, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21 from First United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Old Saint David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Alter Guild, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Walters was a son of the late Jefferson Davis and Willie Lee Hutchinson Walters, and the widower of Mary Emma Hill Walters. He was a Mason, Shriner, member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, and member of the Santa Gertrudis Breeders Association of the Carolinas. Mr. Walters was an instrument rated single-engine pilot, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and a United States Navy veteran. Mr. Walters was the founder of Sandhill Quilting Company and Cherokee Batting Company.

Surviving are a son, George Walters Jr. of Cheraw; two daughters, Emma Dennis Bruce of Florence, and Bed Murphy of Nantucket, Maine; a brother, Jeff Walters of Titusville, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Ry Murphy, Camp Blanton, Elizabeth Blanton, Kaki Bruce, Martha Bruce and Mary Elizabeth Walters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Jerry Lee Watson

Jerry Lee Watson, 80, of Friends Homes at Guilford, Greensboro, N.C., died Tuesday, May 18, 2004 of cancer at Moses Cone Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21 from Forbis & Dick Guilford Chapel, Greensboro, with Dr. Pat Cronin officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Friendly Avenue Baptist Church. 4800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27410; or The Residents Fund at Friends Homes at Guilford, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27410.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Watson was a son of John B. and Louise Gaskins Watson. He was a graduate of Greensboro Senior High School and Guilford College. Mr. Watson served in the Untied States Navy during World War II. He was a member and Deacon at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 50-plus years, Jean Morgan; two sons, Richard N. Watson of Greensboro, and David M. (Pam) Watson of Murphy, N.C.; and a brother, Robert N. (Barbara) Watson of Charlotte, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Krista Jean Watson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Forbis & Dick Funeral Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Emmie Louise Walters

Emmie Louise Walters, 82, of McBee, died Thursday, May 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23 from the Chapel Norton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Miss Walters was a daughter of the late Charlie and Lemmie Warren Walters. She retired after 38 years from Sonoco Products Company and was a member of the Old Timers Club.

Surviving are a brother, Charles Walters of Camden; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Michael O'Keith Watts

Michael O'Keith Watts, 51, of Charlotte, N.C., died Saturday, May 15, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22 from Zechariah Alexander Sr. Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Oaklawn Park Cemetery.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Mr. Watts was a receiving clerk with Merita Bakery. He served in the United States Army and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Surviving are his mother, Earleen Watts of Charlotte; two brothers, Albert Walker of Pageland, and Robert Watts of Charlotte; and three sisters, Brenda Spearman of Charlotte, Willene A. Mitchell of Lake City, Ga., and Veda A. Watts of Atlanta, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Alexander Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Mildred Harris Weill

Mildred Harris Weill, 80, of Greensboro, N.C., died Tuesday, May 18, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 20 in Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville.

Memorials may be made to Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, N.C. 27260.

Mrs. Weill was a daughter of Alfred Lee Harris and Margaret Pearson Harris. She was the widow, Halbert Clement Weill Sr., to whom she had been married for 52 years. She was a lifelong resident and homemaker in Bennettsville, and had lived the last years of her life in Greensboro with her daughter, Kathy Hill, and most recently, at Pennybyrn at Maryfield, a retirement community in High Point, N.C.

Surviving are a daughter, Katherine Weill Hill of Greensboro; two sons, Edwin Lee Weill of Florence, and Halbert Clement Weill Jr. of Monroe, N.C.; four sisters, Virginia Campbell of Chesterfield, and Marie Hucks, Bobbie Stepp and Bernice Heustess all of Bennettsville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ann Kushner.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home and Forbis & Dick Funeral Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

Stanley Orlean Williams

Stanley Orlean Williams, 47, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22 form Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Williams was a son of Rosa Williams and the late John Ratliff. He attended Marlboro County public schools.

Surviving are his companion, Darlene Harris; three daughters, Pamela (Carlo) Bowen, Kimberly Stromon and Stephanie (Roderick) Bright all of Wallace; two grandsons, Roderick Bright Jr. and Carol T. Bowen II both of Wallace; a brother, Alexander (Debbie) Williams of Upper Marlboro, Mary.; two sisters, Ruth (Danny) Jackson and Ida Ratliff all of Cheraw; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Chelsie K. Stromon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 27, 3004.

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Edna Broome Aycoth

Edna Broome Aycoth, 86, of Indian Trail, N.C., died Friday, May 28, 2004 at her home.

A graveside funeral service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1 in Sunset Memory Gardens with the Rev. Jack Givens officiating.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Aycoth was a daughter of the late James Thomas and Irene Nivens Aycoth, and the widow of Robert Ney Aycoth. She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church, Indian Trail.

Surviving are a daughter, Daine Jones of Indian Trail; a son, Ronnie (Jane) Aycoth of Pageland; two brothers, Cliff (Dot) Broome of Gastonia, N.C., and Bill (Zona) Broome of Charlotte; two granddaughters, Karri Jones of Indian Trail, and Leih Acton of Denver, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Cody Acton and Kayleigh Acton; two step-grandchildren, Lisa Funderburke and Micahel Threatt both of Pageland; and three step-great-grandchildren, Ashley Funderburke, Wesley Funderburke and Chloe Threatt.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Diana Lynn Brooks

Diana Lynn Brooks, 51, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sunday, May 30, 2004 at Wesley Care Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 from Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, Midland, N.C., with the Rev. Steve Triplet officiating. Burial followed in Red Cross Baptist Church Cemetery, Oakboro, NC.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Mrs. Brooks was a beautician. Surviving are her mother, Doris Presslar Brooks of Charlotte; two brothers, James Brady Brooks of Midland, and Daryl Scott Brooks of Pageland; and a sister, Janet Loraine Brooks of Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Brady Brooks.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartsell Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Benjamin C. 'B.C.' Cassidy Jr.

Benjamin C. "B.C." Cassidy Jr., 70, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 4 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in St. John Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Cassidy was a son of the late Benjamin Carson and Pauline Elizabeth White Cassidy. He was a retired textile supervisor and member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Jenkins Cassidy of the home; three sons, Derry Cassidy and Doyle Cassidy of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Todd Cassidy of Chesterfield; a daughter, Lynn C. Sullivan of West Palm Beach; three stepdaughters, Donna Brown and Kathy Shani of Chesterfield, and Selma Taylor of Independence, Mo.; two brothers, Roger Cassidy of Chesterfield, and Larry Cassidy of Hartsville; three sisters, Carolyn Davidson-Parker of Jacksonville, Fla., Delores Moore of Ruby, and Joann Evans of Lexington; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Imogene Preslar Caudle

Imogene Preslar Caudle, 75, of Polkton, N.C., died Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27 from Rocky Mount Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Whitmire officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Caudle was a daughter of the late George and Mary Howard Preslar, and was a member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church. She was the retired owner and operator of Gene's Beauty Shop.

Surviving are a daughter, Robbie Caudle Hampton of Wingate, N.C.; a granddaughter, Michelle Hampton of Charlotte, N.C.; a longtime friend, C.P. Williams of Chesterfield; a brother, George "Bob" Preslar of Norwood, N.C.; and a sister, Reba Thomas of Locust, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lowell Preslar.

Arrangements were entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

 

Paulette Gainey Crowley

Paulette Gainey Crowley, 50, of Patrick, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 27 from Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Crowley was a daughter of the late Russell and Virginia Johnson Gainey. She was a retired employee of INA USA and was a member of Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving are her husband, Ronnie J. Crowley of the home; a niece, Lynn Hicks of Hartsville; a nephew, Chad Hicks of Hartsville; an uncle; six aunts; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Gainey, and a sister, Brenda Gainey Hicks.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Pauline Hopkins Eason

Pauline Hopkins Eason, 75, of Jefferson, died Monday, May 31, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3 from Almetta Baptist Church. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Eason was a daughter of the late Leonard and Nellie Mae Oliver Hopkins, and the widow of Olin Eason. She was a homemaker and member of Almetta Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Tonnie Spradley of Rock Hill, Jackie Eason of Bushnell, Fla., Billy Eason of Lancaster, and Randy Eason of Mt. Croghan; three daughters, Belinda Greene of Jefferson, Bonnie Steen of Mt. Croghan, and Betty Knight of Pageland; three brothers, Reese Hopkins and Hubert Hopkins of Great Falls, and Ernest Hopkins of Rock Hill; a sister, Mary Eubanks of Lancaster; 26 grandchildren; 42 great-grand-children; and great-great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Dortha Lucille Clark Turner 'Dot' Fulmer

Dortha Lucille "Dot" Clark Turner Fulmer, 83, of Bethea Baptist Home, Florence, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at Bethea Baptist Health Care after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1 from Calvary Baptist Church, Florence. Interment followed in the Mausoleum at Florence Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 915 Cherokee Road, Florence, S.C. 29501; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Fulmer was a daughter of the late the Rev. Early Walker Clark and Leila McLaughlin Clark. After graduating from McBee High School in 1939, she attended Furman University, and graduated from Coker College in 1948. She received her nurse's training at Columbia Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1951.

While living in Shelby, N.C., Mrs. Fulmer organized and coordinated the Shelby School of Practical Nursing. She moved to Florence in 1962 and taught at McLeod Infirmary School of Nursing.

In 1963, Mrs. Fulmer developed and coordinated the Florence Practical Nursing Program at McClenaghan High School. She served as Tuberculosis Nurse for Florence County Health Department from 1966 to 1970. Then she was promoted to Maternal-Child

Care Program Specialist with the Pee Dee District of the South Carolina State Health Department, and served in this capacity until her retirement in 1983.

She served as Interim Director of Nursing on the Bethea Infirmary Staff, 1988-1989.

In April of 1988 she was awarded the title of Master Gardener by Clemson University. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she had served as Director of the Adult V Sunday School Department.

Surviving are her husband, L.T. "Jack" Fulmer of Florence; three children, Beverly Turner (Charles) Byers of Darlington, Charles F. "Chuck" (Jutta) Turner Jr. of Greeley, Colo., and Marilyn Turner Salaman (Bob) Siele of Salem, Mo.; five grandchildren, Charles "Chet" (Nancy) Byers of Ackworth, Ga., Robyn Byers Hoffmeyer of Florence, Michael Darrin Byers of Moreland, Ga., Karyn Byers (Patrick) Gabbey of Lumberton, N.C., and Kurt Salaman of Salem, Mo.; nine great-grandchildren, Chris Byers of Easley, Stacy Hoffmeyer and Brandon Hoffmeyer of Florence, Brooke Gabbey, Beth Gabbey and Joshua Gabbey of Lumberton, N.C., Brittany Byers and Brandi Byers of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Taylor Dee Byers of Spartanburg; two sisters, Lois Thompson Bosher of Florence, and Helen Adams of Albemarle, N.C.; two brothers, Kenneth Clark of Columbia, and Howard (Shelby) Clark of Peebles, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews, including Barbara (Earl) Ammons of Darlington.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Charles F. Turner Sr., who died in 1996; two brothers Levan Clark and Robert Clark; and six sisters Annie Lee Segars, Rose Hewitt, Elizabeth Clark, Lydia Carter, June Gainey and Grace Tucker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Hossick Jefferson

Hossick Jefferson, 100, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, May 27, 2004 in Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 30 from Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A son of the late Joseph and Mary Jefferson, Mr. Jefferson was a member of Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church where he was a Trustee and Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He was the widower of Beulah Jefferson. For 65 years he was a contractor and master brick mason, having built numerous landmarks and houses in the Cheraw and Chesterfield area. Mr. Jefferson was one of the individuals who helped construct Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Willie Mae (Moses) King and Thelma McDonald of Richmond, Va., Carolyn (Bonnie) Redfearn of Temple Hill, Mary., and Constance (Pete) Bridges of Philadelphia, Penn.; two sons, Joseph Jefferson of Plainfield, N.J., and Edward L. (Ann) Jefferson of Richmond; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Jefferson of Cheraw; 30 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lafayette Jefferson; two daughters, Geraldine Baskins and Georgianna Watson; and a great-great-granddaughter, Jacoby McDonald.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Sara Nell King Lett

Sara Nell King Lett, 78, of Patrick, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at her home after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 28 from Cross Branch Baptist Church. Burial followed in Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Lett was a daughter of the late Colin B. and Dollie Gainey King, and the widow of Wade H. Lett. She was a retired merchant and retired employee of Shermon Manufacturing, Darlington. Mrs. Lett was a former member and Sunday School teacher at Cross Branch Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Crowley of Patrick; two sons, James Lett of Cassatt, and Duncan B. Lett of Patrick; a sister, Lilly Graham of Patrick; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five children and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Catherine Boone Lloyd

Catherine Boone Lloyd, 82, of Lancaster, died Thursday, May 27, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2004 from Hopewell United Methodist Church with the Revs. Robert Hopper and Scott Petry officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church Choir and Music Fund or Family Life Center Fund, 3734 Heyward Hough Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Lloyd was a daughter of the late Dewitt Boone and Juanita Boone Phillips, and was the widow of Henry Palmer Lloyd. She owned and operated Lloyd's Grocery, was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday School, and was a former member of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are 12 children, Sarah L. Murphy of Florence, Shirley L. Cox, Kitty L. (Marvin) Eargle, Myra L. (Jim) Sanders, Nancy Lloyd, Crawford (Cathy) Lloyd, Ronnie (Belinda) Lloyd, Renee L. (Dean) Plyler, Karen Lloyd, and Steve (Paula) Lloyd all of Lancaster, Darlene L. (Tony) Collins of Seymour, Tenn., and Brenda L. (Quay) Sistare of Denver, Colo.; three brothers, Donald Phillips of Easley, Bobby Phillips of Bonaire, Ga., and Doc Phillips of Winnsboro; a sister, Doris Simpson of Indian Trail, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Nicholas Francis Restivo

Nicholas Francis Restivo, 75, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 27 from White Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in Jefferson Cemetery.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Restivo was a son of Joseph and Jenny Restivo, and the widower of Alice Smith Restivo. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are five children, Joe Restivo, John Restivo, Doris Henry, Terri Dummeyer and Susan Broome.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Hazel Oliver Rivers

Hazel Oliver Rivers, 78, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 27 in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late Duncan and Lula McLain Oliver, and the widow of Thomas M. Rivers. She was a homemaker and member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Gerry T. (Carol) Rivers of Chesterfield; three grand-children, Lisa R. (Ricky) Hancock, Scott (Tara) Rivers and Jodie R. (Dan) Allen all of Chesterfield; five great-grandchildren, Breanne Hancock, Garrett Hancock, Taylor Rivers, Paiten Rivers and Sydney Allen all of Chesterfield; and a brother, Claude (Frances) Oliver of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Oliver.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Moch Sant Robertson

Moch Sant Robertson, 70, of Jefferson, died Saturday, May 29, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 31 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Robertson was a son of Carl and Vity Boone Robertson. He was a farmer.

Surviving are three children, Carl Robertson, Joe Robertson and Jonie Price; one brother; and eight sisters.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Louella Gandy Smith

Louella Gandy Smith 83, of Hartsville, died Saturday, May 29, 2004

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 1 from Emmanuel Baptist Church with Drs. Gary Colbach and Milton G. Frazier officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 949 N. Marquis Hwy., Hartsville, S.C. 29550; or Gideons, P.O. Box 1432, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late James Dowell Gandy Sr. and Coela Tyner Gandy, and the widow of Edward Jack Smith. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years. She and her husband owned & operated E. Jack Smith Insurance Agency of Nationwide for over 30 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Jacqueline S. (John Laney) Melton Jr. of Cheraw; a son, D. Jack (Cindy) Smith of Hartsville; three sisters Ruby Carter, Katherine Melton and Sally Faile; a brother, Lawrence Gandy of Hartsville; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

 

Louise Driggers Wallace

Louise Driggers Wallace, 69, of Cheraw, died Sunday, May 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 from Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late Joe and Cora Lee Cox Driggers, and the widow of Frank M. "Mack" Wallace. She was a homemaker and member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Bruce M. (Phimjai) Wallace and Rodney R. (Darlene) Wallace all of Cheraw, and Allen S. (Evelyn) Wallace of Pageland; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lineus "Neal" Wallace, and a granddaughter, Kasey Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Julia Lloyd Williams

Julia Lloyd Williams, 82, of Cheraw, died Sunday, May 23, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 28 from Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel with Deacon Derrick Burnell Sr. presiding. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Gibson, N.C., Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Bessie and Lemmie Lloyd Sr., and the widow of General Lee Williams. She attended school in Gibson before moving to High Point, N.C. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Choir, Gospel Choir, Usher Board #1, and was a missionary.

Surviving are a son, General Lee (Ann) Williams Jr. of Cheraw; a daughter, Lillie Hayes of High Point; two sisters, Dorletha Wardlaw of High Point, and Rebecca Lloyd of Gibson; a brother, Lorenzo Lloyd of Gibson; grand-children; great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Williams; a daughter, Cynthia Marie Williams; a sister, Janie Alston; and two brothers, Lemmie Lloyd Jr. and Neil Lloyd.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Jeffrey Miles Wilson

Jeffrey Miles Wilson, 38, of Mt. Croghan and formerly of Georgetown County, died Monday, May 31, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 from Southside Ministries Church. Burial followed at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3 in Spring Pond Cemetery near Andrews.

Born in Georgetown County, Mr. Wilson was a son of Barbara Jane Wilson Alexander and the late Gary Gene Wilson. He was a member of Southside Ministries Church.

Surviving are his mother of Mt. Croghan; a brother, Wendell Ray Wilson of Mt. Croghan; a sister, Rhonda Louise W. (Barry Dale) Todd of Mt. Croghan; and his stepfather, Frank Alexander of Mt. Croghan.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Gene Wilson II.

Arrangements were entrusted to McKenzie Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 3, 3004.

Zelda C. Blanchard

Zelda C. Blanchard, 86, of Jack-sonville, Fla., died Wednesday, June 2, 2004 in Middleburg, Fla.

A crypt side service and entombment was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 in Alamance Memorial Park, Burlington, N.C. with the Rev. Reid Dickens officiating.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw.

A daughter of the late Isador Jaffe and Ellen Abrahamson Jaffe, Mrs. Blanchard was a native of Albany, N.Y., and lived in Cheraw where she was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She attended Westside Baptist Church and Faith II Sunday School Class, Jacksonville. She had lived in Jacksonville for the last six years, and was the widow of Roger A. Blanchard to whom she had been married for 59 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Ellen (Ret. Col. Ben) Knight of Florence; a son, Roger A. (Nancy) Blanchard Jr. of Jacksonville; two grandsons, James Edwin (Noralyn) Knight of Nashville, Tenn., and Jeffres T. Blanchard of Jacksonville; and three great-grandchildren, James Austin Knight, Jordan Corinne Knight and Taylor Morgan Knight of Nashville.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Roger A. Blanchard III.

Arrangements were entrusted to Fraser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Pearl McKay Bowen

Pearl McKay Bowen, 74, of Ruby, died Sunday, May 30, 2004 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 4 from Davidson Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Bowen was a daughter of the late John and Juanita Sowell-McKay. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Friendship College, Rock Hill, where she earned her Associate's Degree in elementary education. Mrs. Bowen retired from Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, and then moved back to Ruby where she joined Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Deaconess Board, Mothers Board and in the Missionary Department.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Bowen Sr. of Ruby; five children, Marion L. (Milton) Gerdine of Ruby, Thomas J. Bowen Jr. of Monroe, N.C., Gloria C. (Andrew) Dickson of Roselle, N.J., Vera (Arthur) Lewis of Orange, N.J., and Joyce (Daniel) Bellinger of Indian Trail, N.C.; a stepson, Grady L. (Bessie) Meeks of Rock Hill; three sisters, Eleanora Richardson of Hampton, Va., Betty (Ross) Harris of Ruby, and Geraldine (John) Rawlinson of York; two brothers, Jack (Brenda) McKay and Nelfread (Lillian) McKay of Cheraw; two aunts; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Annie Mae Brown

Annie Mae Brown, 97, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6 from Reid's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with evangelist Bernice Ratliff officiating. Burial followed in Crescent Hill Memorial Garden, Columbia.

A daughter of the late Alexander Campbell and Florence Henderson Campbell, Mrs. Brown was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. She resided in Dundee Convalescent Center in Bennettsville and Chester-field Convalescent Center in Cheraw where she remained until her death. She was the widow of Andrew Brown.

Surviving are a brother, Morgan Campbell of Hampton, Va.; three sisters, Beatrice Baptiste of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ruth Campbell of Norfolk, Va., and Lucille Sellers; a brother-in-law, Jesse Sellers of Patrick; an aunt, Viola Smith of Hartsville; five sisters-in-law, Lillie Mae Campbell of Charlotte, N.C., Lexie Mae Campbell of Patrick, Eliza Harmon, Eliza Brown and Ola Brown of Columbia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Winston Campbell, Randolph Campbell, Timothy Campbell, Monroe Campbell, Moscow Campbell, Carroll Campbell and Dock Campbell; four sisters, Gladys Fann, Mildred Lipford, Burlle Morgan and Louise Levatt; three sisters-in-law; and six brothers-in-law.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Mildred A. Burruss

Mildred A. Burruss, 89, of Richmond, Va., died Tuesday, May 25, 2004.

Memorials may be made to St. David's Cemetery Association.

A daughter of the late John and Lillian Anderson, Mrs. Burruss was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Richmond.

Surviving are a sister, Ellen Anderson Loop of Palm Desert, Calif.; a brother, John (Eleanor) Anderson Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; and a number of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry M. Burruss, and two sisters, Huldah and Katherine. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

William Freddy Cassidy

William Freddy Cassidy, 52, of Cassatt, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5 from Kornegay Funeral Home Camden Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Holley and Joey Nelms officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Northside Memorial Baptist Church, 1004 N. Main St., Sumter, S.C. 29150.

 

 

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Cassidy was a son of Dorothy Sue Owens of Jefferson and Bill and Anne Cassidy of Cassatt. He attended Northside Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are his parents and step-mother; three children, Shawn (Sarah) Cassidy of Florence, Chad Cassidy of Myrtle Beach, and Meagan Cassidy of Sumter; a granddaughter, Ashlynn Ray; two sisters, Tammy C. Johnson of McBee, and Robin C. Williams of Camden; two brothers, Darrell Cassidy of Pageland, and Randy Cassidy of Camden; and three step-brothers, Wayne Broughton, Don Broughton and Tim Broughton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Annie Mae Griggs Jackson

Annie Mae Griggs "Granny" Jackson, 93, of Mt. Croghan, died Friday, June 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fairview Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Sue Jordan, 2693 Steen Road, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Jackson was a daughter of the late John Alford and Georgianna James Griggs, and was the widow of William Thomas Jackson. She was a retired seamstress with Sacony and a homemaker. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Fairview Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a Vacation Bible School teacher for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Avery (Rachel) Jackson of Mt. Croghan, and William T. (Wanda) Jackson Jr. of Winnsboro; a daughter, Rosie (Bobby) Lucas of Jefferson; a brother, J.D. Griggs of Columbia; three sisters, Billie Pittman of Ruby, Sara Gibson of Kannapolis, N.C., and Bertie Cagle of Columbia; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Arthur Edward James

A graveside funeral service for Arthur Edward James, 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2004 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. James, a former Cheraw resident, died in Clinton, Maryland. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Sudie Vick Leaird

Sudie Vick Leaird, 85, of Camden, died Saturday, June 5, 2004.

A crypt side service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 7 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Clarence Dorman officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, 460 South Fair St., Camden, S.C. 29020.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Leaird was a daughter of the late Robert and Sarah Brewer Vick. She was the widow of Woodrow C. Leaird Sr.

Surviving are a daughter, Vicki L. Bostick of Murrells Inlet; a son, Woodrow C. Leaird Jr. of Camden; five grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Lessie F. Nash

Lessie F. Nash, 90, of Monroe, N.C., died Sunday, June 6, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Lakeland Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Nash was a daughter of Thomas and Mattie Carnes Funderburk. She was the widow of Ray Nash.

Surviving are two sons, Tommy Nash and Archie Nash; siblings, Carrie Jenkins, Dillon Funderburk and Eustace Funderburk; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Melvin Lee Robinson

Melvin Lee Robinson, 39, of Pageland, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at Carolina Medical Center Main, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Robinson was a son of Jimmie Robinson and the late Mable Inez Rivers Robinson. He graduated in 1983 from Central High School and was employed as a brick mason.

Surviving are his wife, Tina; three daughters, Melondy, Tianna and Brianna; a son, Melvin X; his father and grandmother, Naomi Robinson, both of Pageland; four brothers, Elvis River of Pageland, Ron Robinson of Monroe, N.C., Poppy Robinson of Charlotte, Leon Jackson Jr. of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Jamie Robinson of Pageland; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Graham Moree and Myrtle Hildreth Moree of Pageland; eight sisters-in-law, Margann Robinson, Sherry Knight, Debra Rivers, Vickie Faulkenbury, Kim Johnson, Lisa Hargett, Tammy (Richard) Bragg and Krisey Pacehco; a brother-in-law, Jored Miller; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Mary Frances Brown Rogers

Mary Frances Brown Rogers, 73, of Hemingway, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, in the Lake City hospital after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 7 from Indiantown Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of the late David Dunlop and Thelma Lucille Cox Brown. She worked in the Hemingway area schools, was a life long member of the Indiantown Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, was a member of the Women's Night Circle and a Deacon. She was a graduate of the Indiantown High School and attended Winthrop College. She also served as a Girl Scout Leader in the Hemingway area for many years.

Surviving are her husband, H. Linwood Rogers of the home; three daughters, Mary Lynn (Steve) Pool of Marion, Kathy Russ of Chesterfield, and Jean (Bill) Haselden of Murrells Inlet; a sister, Kay Cox of Easley; five grandchildren, Ryan Pool, Justin Russ, Rett Haselden, Robbie Haselden and Katherine Haselden; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Sara Grant Scott

Sara Grant Scott, 74, of Marion, died Thursday, June 3, 2004 after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5 from First United Methodist Church of Marion. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Organ Fund, P.O. Box 155, Marion, S.C. 29571; or Pilot Club Foundation, c/o Mrs. Barbara Horne, 506 Lipscomb St., Marion, S.C. 29571.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Scott was a daughter of the late James Thomas Grant Jr. After graduating as salutatorian of her class from Chesterfield High School, she attended Columbia College. Mrs. Scott worked as an accountant for over 45 years. She was a dedicated member and leader of First United Methodist Church, serving on many committees and boards on the local and district level. Mrs. Scott was one of the first women to serve as a trustee. She also was an active member and past-president of the First United Methodist Women. Mrs. Scott was a respected and diligent community and civic leader, serving as past-president and district treasurer of the Pilot Club. She was a member of the Pilot Club for over 46 years. She also served as a member of the Azalea Garden Club, the Jaycees, Marion County Museum, Chamber of Commerce, H.M.R.A., Pilot Club Foundation and the Morning Study Group.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Robert "Bobby" Andrew Scott Sr.; two children, Robert Andrew (Pam) Scott Jr. and James Rabon (Pauline) Scott; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Polly and Haley.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Scott (Phil) McNair.

Arrangements were entrusted to Richardson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Luretha Easterling Stroman

Luretha Easterling Stroman, 89, of Bennettsville, died Wednesday, June 2, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5 from Aaron Temple United Methodist Church, Bennettsville. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Stroman was reared by the late Mary Ann Quick Easterling, her grandmother. She was a member of Aaron Temple United Methodist Church and was the widow of Joseph R. Stroman.

Surviving are three cousins, Willie Mae (the Rev.) Harrington and Katie Diane Harrington all of the home, and Brimal (Gertrude) Easterling of Bennettsville; three nieces, Lucy Sturdivant of Bennettsville, Doretha Bonds of Hamlet, N.C., and Dorothy Deberry of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-great-nieces, Alisha Sturdivant and Shannon Sturdivant of Bennettsville; three nephews, Leroy Easterling of Hamlet, and John Henry Sturdivant and Edward "T.J." (Mary) Sturdivant all of Bennettsville; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Easterling; a great-nephew, Avery Wade Sturdivant; and a niece, Mary Easterling.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Daisy Mae Wiley

Daisy Mae Wiley, 49, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at Duke Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5 from Sweet Gum Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to McBee Elementary School or a scholarship fund.

A daughter of Gladys Cates Wiley and the late Harry T. Wiley, Ms. Wiley was employed with Chesterfield County School District as Principal of McBee Elementary School.

Surviving are her mother of Burlington, N.C.; three brothers, Harry (Annette) Wiley of Burlington, Roy (Simone) Wiley of Greensboro, N.C., and Ira Wiley of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two special friends, Wanda Moore and Patricia Harrelson; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Blackwell Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Rebecca McMillian Wright

Rebecca McMillian Wright, 81, of Cheraw, died Friday, May 28, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, June 4 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late James and Jamie Arnold McMillian. She attended Bills Bay School and the Chesterfield County Adult Education Program. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she was a member of the Senior Choir, Missionary Society, Pastor's Aide, Sunday School, Deaconess Board and Building Fund. Mrs. Wright was a member of Triumph Chapter #128 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She served as the unofficial community taxi driver and was active transporting voters to polls. Mrs. Wright had been employed with Fats Truck Stop Restaurant, Dr. J.E. Hodge and Service America (Klopman Mills).

Surviving are her husband, Robert Wright; five daughters, Mary (Carroll) Garvin and Margarete Davis Peterkin of Society Hill, Beulah (Fred) Singleton and Ednita (Matthew) Bullock of Greensboro, N.C., and Bertha (Dave) Higgs of Durham, N.C.; a foster daughter, Yvonne (Robert) Powe of Society Hill; three sisters, Janie Cassidy, Warlillina Thomas and Louvenia Funderburk all of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, James F. Wright of

Cheraw; three sisters-in-law, Marie Holley of Washington, D.C., Willie Mae McMillian of Cheraw, and Ann Wright of Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 grand-children; 14 great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert McMillian; two brothers, William McMillian and James McMillian Jr.; and a grandson, Paul McMillian.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 10, 3004.

Manara Polston Bullard

Manara Polston Bullard, 91, of Bennettsville, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12 from Bible Believing Church. Burial followed in Bullard Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Bullard was a daughter of Henry and Maybelle Jones Polston, and the widow of Melvin P. Bullard. She was a homemaker and member of Bible Believing Church.

Surviving are three sons, Alex Bullard of Hamlet, N.C., Melvin Bullard Jr. and Marion Bullard both of Bennettsville; three daughters, Shelvia Gowdy, Lib Rivers and Mavis Odom all of Bennettsville; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cornelia Sellers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Kathryne Courtney Edwards

Kathryne Courtney Edwards, 83, of Cheraw, died Monday, June 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 16 from First United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Edwards was a daughter of the late Hamilton and Sara Culp Courtney.

Surviving are her husband, John Knight Edwards of Cheraw; two sons, John Mason Edwards of Charleston, and T. Graham Edwards of Monks Corner; seven grandchildren, Orron Baxter Thomas Jr. of Cheraw, Jason Courtney Thomas of Couettsville, N.C., Kathryne Thomas Doll of Charlotte, Jack Edwards, Jacob Edwards and Joseph Edwards of Charleston, and Courtney Dare Edwards of Monks Corner; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Knight Edwards Thomas.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Frank Ellison Jr.

Frank Ellison Jr., 73, of Cheraw, died Friday, June 11, 2004 in the Chesterfield Convalescent Center following an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 from Reid's Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Ellison was a son of the late Dilcey Howard and Frank Ellison Sr. He lived all his life in Cheraw and attended the public schools of Cheraw.

Surviving are four sisters, Christine Cue, Diane Buchanan, Elizabeth Howard and Lottie Wilson all of Cheraw; two brothers, Ernest Howard and Ronnie Fuller both of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Ernest Cue of Cheraw; 14 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Willie Howard; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Frank Ellison Jr.

Frank Ellison Jr., 73, of Cheraw, died Friday, June 11, 2004 in the Chesterfield Convalescent Center following an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 from Reid's Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Ellison was a son of the late Dilcey Howard and Frank Ellison Sr. He lived all his life in Cheraw and attended the public schools of Cheraw.

Surviving are four sisters, Christine Cue, Diane Buchanan, Elizabeth Howard and Lottie Wilson all of Cheraw; two brothers, Ernest Howard and Ronnie Fuller both of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Ernest Cue of Cheraw; 14 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Willie Howard; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Mary Brown Feimster

Mary Brown Feimster, 90, of Charlotte, N.C., died Saturday, June 12, 2004 in Presbyterian Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 15 from McEwen Derita Chapel with the Rev. Rufus McLean officiating. Burial followed in Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 Sugar Creek Road W., Charlotte, N.C. 28213.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Feimster was a daughter of the late John and Eliza Wallace Brown. She was a homemaker, seamstress and avid traveler. She was a member of Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, John Wade Feimster of the home; a son, David (Judy) Feimster of Charlotte; a daughter, Nancy Feimster Ruppe of Enfield, N.H.; four grandchildren, Monica Price, Melissa Rogers, Rebekah Ruppe and Patrick Ruppe; two great-grandchildren, Camryn Price and Dela Rogers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by all six of her siblings.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Service. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

 

 

Sara Long Funderburk

Sara Long Funderburk, 83, of Pageland, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 11a.m. Saturday, June 12 from Dudley Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, Inc., P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Dudley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 101 Dudley Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Newton, N.C., Mrs. Funderburk was a daughter of the late Guy Max and Lola Henderson Long, and the widow of Rupert Albert Funderburk. She was a long-standing member of Dudley Baptist Church and retired at the age of 80 from the labor and delivery unit of Union Regional Medical Center of Monroe, N.C., where she worked for 35 years.

Surviving are five daughters, Cynthia (Doug) Middaugh of Pensacola, Fla., Sheila (Gene) Jenkins of Sunset Beach, N.C., Andrea (David) Miller of Monroe, N.C., Kathy (Tom) Golder of Charlotte, N.C., and Alison Graves of Jefferson; a son, Rennie (Elaine) Funderburk of Indian Trail, N.C.; two sisters, Janet (Ben) Kendricks of Melbourne, Fla., and Joyce Baucom of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rusty Funderburk.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

 

Leon L. Gandy

Leon L. Gandy, 86, of Hartsville, died Sunday, June 13, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Gandy was a son of the late Julian and Harriett Atkinson Gandy, and the widower of Vera Thompson Gandy.

Surviving are a son, Clifton Gandy of Hartsville; a sister, Edith Caddell of McBee; a brother, Marion Gandy of Charleston; and two grandchildren, Derrick Gandy and John Gandy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Vera Britt Grant

Vera Britt Grant, 81, of Rockingham, N.C., died Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at Union Regional Hospital in Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 11 from Watson-King Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Tuttle officiating. Burial followed in Richmond County Memorial Park.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Grant was a daughter of the late Vernon Lee and Carrie Mae Lowery Britt, and the widow of Joe Henry Grant. She was the executive manager of Howard Johnson Restaurant and later in life owned Raggedy Ann Nursery.

Surviving are two sons, Douglas B. Grant of Cheraw, and Henry J. Grant of Monroe; four grandchildren, Melissa Anderson and Joe H. Grant both of Monroe, and Hope Castor and James V. Grant both of Cheraw; and five great-grandchildren, Brittany Grant, Allison Castor, Sarah Castor, Carson Castor and Ciera Grant all of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Watson-King Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Julia Gladys Gulledge

Julia Gladys Gulledge, 83, of Ruby, died Friday, June 11, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13 in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Ruby, Miss Gulledge was a daughter of the late Elisha Andrew "Bub" and Rosa Cornelia Rivers Gulledge. She was a homemaker and member of Ruby Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Annie Lee Gulledge and Margie G. Sutton both of Ruby, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard Gulledge, Ross Gulledge, Wilson Gulledge; and three sisters, Mary Allen, Sallie Mae Gulledge and Florence Gulledge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Alexander Hemley Harper

Alexander Hemley Harper, 84, of Patrick, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004 in Cheraw Healthcare.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 13 from Piney Grove Baptist Church, Patrick, with the Rev. Wilson Kennedy officiating. Burial followed in Old Piney Grove Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Harper was a son of the late Preston Alexander Harper and Ida Allen Harper. He attended Piney Grove School and was a life-long resident of Chesterfield County. Mr. Harper was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church where he sang in the choir.

Surviving are five sons, Levi Harper of Falls Church, Va., Melvin Lavoid Harper of Clinton, Mary., Calvin Leon Harper of Fort Washington, Mary., Everett Harper of Manassas, Va., and Sylvester Harper of Cheraw; two daughters, Ida Mae Harper Sellers of Fort Washington, and Theresa Harper Brownson of Oxen Hill, Mary.; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ethel Harper of Wash-ington, D.C.; five daughters-in-law, Mary Harper and Diane Harper of Clinton, Bessie Harper and Anita Harper of Alexandria, Va., and Hattie Harper of Cheraw; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004

Willie Troy Lilly

Willie Troy Lilly, 49, of Syracuse, N.Y., died Friday, June 4, 2004 in Syracuse after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12 from Grooms Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Felton Warren officiating. Burial followed in Ebenezer Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Lilly was a son of Willie Troy and Marie Lilly. He attended the public schools of Marlboro County and served in the United States Army. He was a member of White Creek Baptist Church and worked in construction.

Surviving are his mother of Bennetts-ville; three daughters, Sandricka Brown and Timika Brown of Cheraw, and LaNae of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Berry Jean Williams of Wallace, and Viola Harrington of Rockingham, N.C.; three brothers, Jerry Ingram and Edward Charles Lilly of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jimmy Lilly of Seattle; an aunt, Kate Short of Wallace; an uncle, James Lilly of Wallace; and a number of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Arthur Lee McCall Sr.

Arthur Lee McCall Sr., of Darlington, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12 from Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Rona Baptist Churchyard, Society Hill.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. McCall was a son of James Sr. and Abbagail McCall.

Surviving are nine children, Arthur McCall Jr., Vincent McCall, Sheila McCall, Christopher McCall, Donnie Lighty, Ronnie Lighty, Derrick Jackson, Keith Jackson and Georgianna McCray; and a number of other family and friends.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Harold Loyd Pressley

Harold Loyd Pressley, 57, of Monroe, N.C., died Monday, June 7, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10 form Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Monroe, Mr. Pressley was a son of the late Sam David and Nellie Griffin Pressley. He was a retired Exterminator and member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda Hyatt Pressley of the home; two sons, Johnny Pressley and Harold Loyd Pressley Jr. both of Monroe; a daughter, Barbara "Bobbie" Jones of Monroe; a stepdaughter, Debbie Reeve of Vero Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Ervin Pressley of Monroe, and Sam "Tom" Pressley of Marshville, N.C.; four sisters, Lorraine Medlin of Liberty Hill, Janice Carnes and Faye Johnson both of Pageland, and Johnsie Plyler of Monroe; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Kathleen Harvell Price

Kathleen Harvell Price, 47, of Edgewater, Fla., died Monday, June 7, 2004 at her home.

 

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Post Orange, Fla. 32119; or the American Cancer Society, 1620 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 300, Daytona Beach, Fla. 32119.

Born in High Point, N.C., Mrs. Price had moved to Edgewater in 1991 from Ocala, Fla. She attended Light of Calvary Church in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Price; a son, Derek Price of High Point; a daughter, Ashley Price of Edgewater; two sisters, Patricia Pickett of Virginia, and Maria Harvell of High Point; a brother, Gary Harvell of Georgia; and her parents of High Point.

Arrangements were entrusted to Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Victoria Boan Quick

Victoria Boan Quick, 86, of Bennettsville, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the Edwin P. Morgan Center.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12 from Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352; or Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, 308 W. Main St., Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Quick was a daughter of the late Sam and Hattie Cranford Boan. She worked most of her married life beside her late husband, Fred Boyd Quick, in their business, Quick's Grocery. She was an active member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church where she was a member of the Catherine Sowell Sunday School Class. She was a worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two daughters, Catherine (Penny) McLaurin of Laurinburg, N.C., and Freida (Lewis) Parker of Tipton, Ind.; a brother, Prentiss Boan of Sumter; two sisters, Eva Neil Leviner of Bennettsville, and Lily Mae Sheppard of Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Mac (Catherine) McLaurin of McColl, Boyd (Sharlene) McLaurin of Laurinburg, Kathy (Jay) Vorisek of Carmel, Ind., and Paige (Thad) Miller of Carmel; and seven great-grandchildren, Katie McLaurin, Gibson McLaurin, Laney McLaurin, Jack Miller, Parker Miller, Ben Vorisek and Caroline Vorisek.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Sam Boan, R.T. Boan, Leroy Boan, Charles Boan and James Boan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

E.W. Schaak

E.W. Schaak, 72, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery with Military Honors.

Born in Miami, Fla., Mr. Schaak was a son of the late E.W. and Irene Dixon Schaak. He was a retired Staff Sergeant with the United States Army with 20 years of service. He served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. Mr. Schaak had also retired as an X-Ray Technician with Dr. Qurishi.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Jean Lanier-Schaak of the home; three sons, William H. Schaak of Beverly Hills, Fla., Timothy W. Schaak of Chester, Va., and Donald C. Schaak of Forest Grove, Ore.; four daughters, Brenda J. Reed of Cartersville, Ga., Beth Smith of Stedman, N.C., Jeannie Schaak-Beard of Selma, Ala., and Patti A. Schaak; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Vickey Lynn Gulledge Starnes

Vickey Lynn Gulledge Starnes, 44, of Patrick, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12 from Pine View Baptist Church. Burial followed in St. John Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Starnes was a daughter of the late Charles Enley and Emily Ree Gainey Gulledge. She was a home health aide and a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Wade Starnes of the home; two sons, Justin Starnes and Patrick Starnes both of Patrick; a brother, Charles "Buddy" Gulledge of Milford, N.H.; two sisters, Karen Knight and Kathy Johnson both of Patrick; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

 

 

Patricia Gainey Tyler

Patricia Gainey Tyler, 65, of Hartsville, died Friday, June 11, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 13 in Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Don Rhymes officiating.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Tyler was a daughter of the late James Carroll and Lucy King Gainey, and the widow of Robert Tyler. She was a retired schoolteacher with 23 years of service.

Surviving are a son, Bobby Tyler Jr. of Hartsville; a daughter, Robin (Joel) Griggs of Hartsville; a brother, Jimmy (Judy) Gainey of Hartsville; and three grandchildren, Tyler M. Griggs, Melissa Griggs and Rebecca Griggs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 17, 2004.

Fred Wilton Auman Jr.

Fred Wilton Auman Jr., 70, of Darlington, died Thursday, June 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19 from Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Timothy Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Youth Fund, P.O. Box 16, Darlington, S.C. 29540; or Welsh Neck Baptist Church, 112 Church St., Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Auman was a son of the late Fred Wilton and Sadie Goodson Auman. He graduated from St. David's Academy in Society Hill and the University of South Carolina class of 1956. While at Carolina he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

Mr. Auman was the President of Palmetto Furniture in Society Hill. He was recognized a number of times by the Furniture Dealers Association for his many contributions to the industry. He was a member of the Darlington Kiwanis Club and received the Key Club Merit Award for years of service as the Club's advisor. Mr. Auman was the former Chairman of the Darlington County Election Commission and former President of the Associated Club of Darlington County. He also served on the Pee Dee Regional Executive Committee for Boy Scouts, Board of Directors for Carolina Bank and Trust and for over a decade on the Board of Directors for the Billie Hardee Home for Boys.

Mr. Auman was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Charles Wesley Sunday school class, served as the Chairman of the Board of Stewards, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and was instrumental in the building of the Sunday school building, Fellowship Hall, the renovation of the church sanctuary, and most recently the addition of the new Youth Building.

Survivors are his wife, Sarah Burgess Auman of the home; a son, "Chip" (Patsy) Auman of Hartsville; a daughter, "Lib" (Robbie) Foster of Columbia; one sister, Anne (Leon) Johnson of Society Hill; seven grandchildren, Coleman, Katherine, Burgess, Marjorie Anne, Clay, Holley and Matt; and a great-grandson, Cameron.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

George D. Cassidy

George D. Cassidy, 77, of Cheraw, died Monday, June 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19 from Grooms Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Alton David officiating. Burial followed in Gillespie Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Cassidy was a son of the late Warren and Florence Cassidy. He was a member of Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary L. Cassidy; 11 children, Jennie (Walt) Campbell, Betty Bostic, George (Roberts) Cassidy, Mary (James) Matthew, Warren (Wilhemina) Cassidy, David (Callie) Cassidy, Ophelia (Freddie) Little, Patricia (Daniel) Scott, Amy Cassidy, Stacy (Ruby) Cassidy and Dennis (Wanda) Cassidy all of Cheraw; three brothers, John Monk, George Monk Jr. and Eugene Monk all of High Point, N.C.; a sister, Mae Julia Jackson High Point; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Legtette Cassidy and a sister, Mae Frances Kenyear.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

 

 

James Harrington

James "Flick" Harrington, 86, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 20 from Bethel United Methodist Church, Wallace.

Born in Richmond County, N.C., Mr. Harrington was a son of the late Johnnie and Blanche Waddell Harrington, and the widow of Annie Bell Harrington. He attended the public schools of Richmond County and was a member of Diggs Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Rockingham.

Surviving are four sons, Robert (Grace) White of Plains, N.Y., James (Helen) Harrington Jr. of Cheraw, Daniel (Wilma) Harrington of Wallace, and Ervin (Robin) Harrington of Ellerbe, N.C.; four daughters, Lue Bertha Bell of White Plains, Patsy Harrington, Sarah (James) Short and Seresa Harrington all of Wallace; a sister, Ida Mae Harrington of Rockingham; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and 14 brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

Gregg Rudolph Munn

Gregg Rudolph Munn, 75, of Florence, died Monday, June 21, 2004 at his residence after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 from First Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in Florence Memorial Gardens.

Born in Effingham, Mr. Munn was a son of the late Lee G. and Janie Turner Munn. He was retired from Vulcraft in Florence. Mr. Munn was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ann H. Munn of the home; a daughter, Barbara M. Poston of Florence; three sons, Garry R. (Geri) Munn of Patrick, Darren Mark Munn of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Chad Eric (Tara) Munn of Florence; two sisters, Evelena Shaw of Florence, and Bernice Kirkland of Lexington; six grandchildren, Dana (Bruce) Moore, Denice (Frank) Moody, Daniel Poston, Candice (Patrick) Puccio, Angela Greggs (Kerry) Huggis and Wayne Griggs Jr.; and three great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

Curtis Levoid Myers Sr.

Curtis Levoid Myers Sr., 55, of Cheraw, died Saturday, June 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19 from Bethel United Methodist Church, Wallace.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Myers was a son of the late Roy Myers and Lucille Coit Myers. He was a 1967 graduate of Long High School. Mr. Myers served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged after serving three years, including a tour in Vietnam. He attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College where he earned a welding and auto mechanics certification. He was self-employed as a contractor. Mr. Myers had been married to the late Maggie Louise Davis, Peggy Marshall and Jeanette Davis.

Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Marshall of Cheraw, and Tonya (Louis) Dawkins, a son, Curtis Levoid (Amy) Myers Jr. of Cheraw; three stepchildren, Benjamin (Michelle) Marshall, Franklin Marshall of Patrick, and Matilda (Sylvester) Wells of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Roy Myers and Thomas Myers of Cheraw; four sisters, Ollie Douglas, Rebecca Moody, Martha Ashe and Terry Huntley of Cheraw; two sisters-in-law, Donna Myers of Cheraw and Juanita Myers of Wallace; three sons-in-law, Andrew Douglas Jr., Ernest Ashe and Charles Huntley all of Cheraw; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

Nancy Mickle Nelson

Nancy Mickle Nelson, 87, of Camden, has died.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004 from Bethesda Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. William F. Summers

Officiating. Burial followed in Quaker Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb St., Camden, S.C. 29020.

Born in Cheraw, Miss. Nelson a daughter of Jessie Smith and Joseph Mickle Nelson. The family lived in Wilmington, N.C. and Bennettsville before moving to the Nelson family home in the spring of 1932. Miss Nelson graduated from Camden High School and attended Montreat College before working for the County Home Economic Department in Camden. She then worked as a secretary with the Santee Cooper River Project in Monks Corner.

In 1944, Miss Nelson joined the Women's Marine Corps, serving at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Washington, D.C., San Diego, and Hawaii. After the war, she worked for the State Education Department in Columbia, and was one of Dupont's first employees at its May Plant, where she worked until her retirement in 1982.

Miss Nelson was a longtime member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of the Junior League of Camden.

Surviving are a brother, Joseph Mickle Nelson of Titusville, Fla., and eight nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Caroline Nelson O'Brien of Portland, Maine,

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

Anjay Orr Jr.

Anjay Orr Jr., 63, of Mint Hill, N.C., died Monday, June 14, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17 from Mowing Glade AME Zion Church, Mint Hill. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Garden.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Mr. Orr was a son of the late Anjay Orr Sr. and Bernice Montgomery Orr. He was a 1958 graduate of J.H. Gunn High School and NC A&T State University.

Mr. Orr was a lifelong member of Mowing Glade AME Zion Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, was in The Male Chorus and The Prophets of Joy. He also served as the Preacher Steward for over 20 years. Mr. Orr retired from Brown Transport and Dixie Trucking Company. He was past Worshipful Master of the Heart to Heart Masonic Lodge #597.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Russell Orr; three sons, Tracy (Tawanna) Orr of Atlanta, Ga., Garrett (Alda) Orr and Tony Orr; a daughter, Alethea "Lisa" (Rodney) Robinson; two brothers, Travis (Rosetta) Orr and Willis (Dorothy) Orr; an aunt, Flonie Orr; six grandchildren; and four great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to King's Funeral Home, Pageland. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

Judy Deese Rape

Judy Deese Rape, 55, of Pageland, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at Carolinas Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 18 from Dudley Baptist Church.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Rape was a daughter of Harry and Mary Wilson Deese. She was a secretary.

Surviving are a son, Chris Rape of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Danielle Isiminger of Union City, Penn.; two brothers, John (Sharon) Deese of Pageland, and Tom (Kay) Deese of Columbia; two sisters, Jean (Chuck) Twilley of Indianapolis, Ind., and Kim (John) Cattie of Indian Trail, N.C.; and a grandchild, Kourtney Deese.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

James Colin Rhodes

James Colin Rhodes, 86, of Hartsville, died Thursday, June 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19 from Prospect United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bud Boatwright officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Rhodes was a son of the late Barney M. and Mary Johnson Rhodes, and the widower of Claudia Johnson Rhodes and Helen Tamburrino Rhodes. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church. He was a United States veteran of World War II, was retired from Sonoco and was a member of the Sonoco Old Timers Club. He was a member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173.

Surviving are two daughters, Becky (Heber) Watson of Hartsville, Claudia (Dale) Robertson of Salisbury, N.C.; a stepson, Allen (Nora) Tamburrino of Hartsville; a brother, Bryan "JB" (Eunice) Rhodes of Hartsville; nine grandchildren; three step-grand-children; four great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

James Michael Rushing

James Michael Rushing, 48, of Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, died June 13, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 17 from Zechariah Alexander Sr. Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Charlotte Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his fiancée, Nancy M. Robinson of Charlotte; a son, James (Lakwanda) Rushing of Pageland; his mother of Charlotte; three brothers, Johnny (Janet) Rushing of Monroe, N.C., Sherman Rushing of Charlotte, and David (Annie Mae) Rushing of Indian Trial, N.C.; four sisters, Shirley Robinson, Rean Williams, Linda Rushing and Annie Taylor, all of Charlotte; and two grandchildren, Devin Rushing and Ravelle Lowery both of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Alexander Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

Ruby Davis Veselak

Ruby Davis Veselak, 94, of Hartsville, died Friday, June 18, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 21 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Lewis officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Veselak was a daughter of the late George W. and Molly Hatchell Davis, and was the widow of Rudolph Veselak.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Marianne Veselak of Columbia; and a grandson, Andy (Leslie) Brodie of Florence.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004.

Oleta Funderburk Winburn

Oleta Funderburk Winburn, 94, of Hartsville, died Friday, June 18, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 20 in Magnolia Cemetery with the Revs. Richard Bailey, Bob Cline, and Buddy Amerson officiating.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 104 E. Home Ave., Hartsville S.C. 29550.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Winburn was a daughter of the late Howard and Sloan Jones Funderburk, and the widow of Jesse C. Winburn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for 60 years. Mrs. Winburn taught school for 40 years at Green Hill, Ousleydale, St. David's and Hartsville Junior High School.

Surviving are three sons, H. J. Winburn, Arlon Mac (Diane) Winburn and Harold Winburn, all of Hartsville; a sister, Azilee Byrd of Pageland; two brothers, Harold Funderburk of Pageland, and Hampton Funderburk of Monroe, N.C.; three grandchildren, Hubert Winburn, Doug Winburn and Hal Winburn; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew Winburn, Hunter Wade Winburn and Jake Steen. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 24, 2004

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William Lawrence "Dube" Harper

William Lawrence "Dube" Harper, 59, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Cheraw Healthcare following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 27 at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Patrick with the Rev. Ralph Friday officiating. Burial was at Old Piney Grove Cemetery.

Born May 23, 1945 in Chesterfield County, Mr. Harper was a son of the late Luther Alexander Harper and Louise Allen Harper. He attended the public schools in Chesterfield County and joined Piney Grove Baptist Church at an early age. In 1966, he moved to Wilmington, Del., where he remained until 1975. He moved home and took a job with the town of Cheraw until his health declined. Mr. Harper was a likeable person who never met a stranger.

Surviving are four brothers, Cornelious Haper and Charles (Pat) Harper of Trenton, N.J., and Ronnie (Barbara) Harper and Johnny Harper of Cheraw; six sisters, Eula Spells of Trenton, Geneva Sellers, Odessa Harper, Luzelia McCormick and Mayola Brown, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Carolyn Cue of Patrick; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Napoleon and Preston Harper.

 

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 1, 2004.

Adrienne "KiKi" Taylor

Adrienne "KiKi" Taylor, 4, died June 21, 2004, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 26 at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Artemus Woods Jr. officiating. Burial was at Wilson Cemetery.

A daughter of Rolanda Hamilton, Adrienne was born Sept. 24, 1999, in Florence County. She was a loving child and brought joy to her family and friends.

She is survived by her mother, Rolanda Hamilton of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Rasheed Hamilton of Cheraw; grandparents, Howard and Roberta Thomas of Cheraw and Charles and Ernestine Hamilton of Cheraw; one uncle, Charles E. (Cindi) Hamilton Jr.; numerous great aunts and uncles, Clemon (Doris) Yeargin, Elaine Yeargin, Howard (Ethel) Thomas, Sammy (Barbara) Thomas, Joan (Frank) Williams, Queen Ester (Ernest) Lewis, Margarine (Bobby) Mungin and Mildred (Willie) Cook; a family friend, Kenya L. Brown; numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 1, 2004.

 

 

 

Thomas Franklin "Tom" Privette

Thomas Franklin "Tom" Privette, 70, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004.

A graveside service was held Thursday, June 24 from Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Privette was born in Anson County to the late Clarence Marion and Carrie Wrenn Privette. He was a retired employee of Swanson Foods.

Surviving are two brothers, Robert (Bonnie) Privette and William (Eva) Privette of Cheraw, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Inc. of Chesterfield. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 1, 2004.

Lillie Mae Williams Steen

Lillie Mae Williams Steen, 89, of Albemarle, N.C., died Wednesday, June 23, 2004.

A graveside service was held Friday, June 25 from Fork Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jefferson.

Mrs. Steen was born in Jefferson to the late Frank and Millie Hopkins Williams. She was a homemaker and was married to the late Curtis Steen.

She is survived by five sons, Pete (Yvonne) Steen of Catawba, Gary Steen, Billy (Sandra) Steen and Frankie (Margie) Steen, all of Norwood, N.C., and Joe Steen of Wadesboro, N.C.; three daughters, Katie Steen of Aquadale, N.C., and Millie (Odell) Owens and Sue (Roger) McDaniel, both of Albemarle; one brother, Lee Williams of Fort Mill; 17 grandchildren; and 40 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Steen, and a daughter, Mary Ruth Steen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Inc. of Chesterfield. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 1, 2004.

Kenneth B. Meen

Kenneth B. Meen, 72, died Friday, June 25, 2004.

A memorial service was held Sunday, June 27 from the chapel of Kiser Funeral Home.

Born in London, England, Mr. Meen was a son of the late William John and Jessie Dorothy Jones Meen. He served four years in the Royal Air Force. Mr. Meen worked at the Heathrow International Airport for Pan Am World Airlines Inc. for 13 years and in Her Majesty's General Post Office for 19 years.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine "Katie" G. Meen of Cheraw; two sons, Raymond K. Meen, of Hillingdan, England, and Alan B. Meen of Twyford, England; three daughters, Shirley (Frank) Meen Muzik of Beaconsfield, England, Karen (James) Meen Routledge of Twyford, England, Angela (Mark) Meen Rosenthal of Heidleberg, Germany; three stepdaughters, Corinne Hill and Shirley Hill of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Beverly (Martin) Stapleton of Brooksville, Fla.; two brothers, John C. Meen and David Meen of Sandhurst, England; one sister, Sybil Meen Douel of Bristol, England; 13 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 1, 2004.

Ralph Gandy Martin Sr.

Ralph Gandy Martin Sr., 94, of Cheraw died June 24, 2004 in Providence Hospital in Columbia.

A graveside service was held Saturday, June 26 from Old St. David's Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas P. Murray officiating.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Martin to St. David's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Martin was a son of the late George Wythe and Blanche Gandy Martin. He graduated from Cheraw public schools and attended Wingate College. In 1932, he started in the automobile business, and for 41 years, he owned Martin Motor Company, a local Pontiac and GMC dealership. He was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church and former member of the vestry. He also served on the Cheraw Town Council and was a charter member of the Cheraw Lions Club and Cheraw Civitan Club. He was a mason for 72 years in the Cheraw Masonic Lodge No. 15 and a Shriner. Mr. Martin was a loving husband, father and grandfather and "PaPa" to his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth McIntosh Martin of the home; two sons, Ralph G. "Marty" (Annette) Martin Jr. and George W. (Cathy) Martin of Cheraw; one daughter, Mary M. (Larry) Lewis of Pensacola, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 1, 2004.

Lucille Vivian Marshall Twyman

Lucille Vivian Marshall Twyman, 71, of Cheraw died Monday, June 21, 2004 at Cheraw Healthcare where she had resided since March 2002.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 26 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

A daughter of the late Curtis and Annie Powe Marshall, Mrs. Twyman was born in Cheraw on March 25, 1923.

She is survived by an aunt, Frances P. Franklin of Cheraw; a niece and two nephews, Valerie E. Madison and Jeno and Burrell Ellison of Columbus, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Sue L. Ellison of Columbus; a friend and caregiver, Carrie P. McIntosh of Cheraw; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burrell Twyman, and a brother, Lawrence Ellison.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage of Cheraw. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 1, 2004.

Henry Howard Pierce

Henry Howard Pierce, 69, of Rockingham, N.C., died Sunday, June 27, 2004.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 30 from Miller-

 

Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

A son of the late James Richardson and Jenny Mae Baxter Pierce, Mr. Pierce was born in Rockmart, Ga. He was a retired supervisor with CSX Railroad and a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Brock Pierce of the home; one son, Bill (Nancy) Hanna of Peachland, N.C.; two daughters, Jeanie Hanna of Hamlet, N.C., and Sherry (Danny) Bynum of Ellerbe, N.C.; one brother, Odell (Brenda) Pierce of Alpharetta, Ga., one sister, Mozelle Blythe of Piedmont, Ala.; one grandson, Trey Wilson of Ellerbe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Pierce, and two sisters, Marie Tucker and Dell Kay.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Inc. of Chesterfield. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 1, 2004.

Sara Tiller Bird

Sara Tiller Bird, 92, of Darlington died Sunday, June 27, 2004.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, June 30 at Chesterfield Cemetery, and a memorial service followed at Bethea Baptist Retirement Community.

Memorials may be made to "Just for Women Ministries" or The Center for Biblical Discovery, P.O. Box 214, Darlington, S.C. 29532.

Mrs. Bird was born Aug. 9, 1911 in Chesterfield. She was a daughter of the late William J. and Laura McRae Tiller. "Birdie," as she was fondly known, was a member of First Baptist Church of Darlington. She attended Columbia College and resided in Columbia with her husband, James Edward Bird Sr., until her retirement from the University of South Carolina.

Surviving are her son, James Edward (Betsy) Bird Jr. of Darlington; a daughter, Nancy (Billy) Rivers of Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a twin brother, Thomas Lucas Tiller; and a brother, Willie Mims Tiller.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Inc. of Chesterfield. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 1, 2004.

Virginia Harris Campbell

Virginia Harris Campbell, 82, of Chesterfield, died Sunday, July 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Methodist Church, 305 W. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Campbell was a daughter of the late Alford Lee and Margaret Pearson Harris, and the widow of Willis David Campbell Sr. She was a retired Chesterfield County employee with 24 and one-half years in the Veterans Affairs office. Mrs. Campbell was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Wesley Fellowship Sunday School Class, Sallie Hanna Circle and the Forever Young Group.

Surviving are a son, Willis David (Donna) Campbell Jr. of Summerford, N.C.; two grandchildren, Aimee (Trevor) White of Midlothian, Va., and William David (Karen) Campbell of Greensboro, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Trevor White II, Jonathan White and Hayden White of Midlothian, and Christopher Campbell of Greensboro; and three sisters, Marie H. (Paul) Hucks, Roberta "Bobbie" H. (Albert) Stepp and Bernice Huestess all of Bennettsville.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucy H. Tucker, Elsie Grace Harris and Mildred H. Weill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Mildred Johnson Collins

Mildred Johnson Collins, 80, of Winnsboro, died Thursday, July 1, 2004.

A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 from Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Maurice Nason.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Collins was a daughter of the late May Johnson and Kate Morrison Johnson, and the widow of Nuel B. "Bill" Collins. She had retired from Charm, Inc. and was a member of Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Ricky Collins of Great Falls; a brother, Troy Johnson of Hartsville; a sister, Alice Burns of Hartsville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pope Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Glenn Martin Crowley

Glenn Martin Crowley, 59, of Lexing-ton, died June 26, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Friday, July 2 from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia with the Rev. John McKeown officiating.

Memorials may be made to Cheraw Family Worship Center Building Fund, P.O. Box 1323, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Crowley was a son of the late Roger Atwood and Trueletta Fern Biles Crowley. He was formerly employed for over 10 years with the Floura Daniel Company. He served in the Army National Guard in Cheraw for six years following service in the United States Army at Ft. Jackson.

Surviving are a daughter, Rachel F. Crowley (Robert) Cocke of Charleston; a son, Beau M. Crowley, currently serving in the U.S. Army and stationed in Germany; two sisters, Louise Carlson and Junene Kaltwang both of Cheraw; brothers, Woodrow Crowley of McFarland, N.C., James Crowley of Charlotte, N.C., and David Crowley of New Bedford, Maine; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger William Crowley of Newport News, Va.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Austin Wayne 'Bo' Dickson

Austin Wayne "Bo" Dickson, 55, of Society Hill, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at his residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 28 from Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel in Darlington, conducted by the Rev. Jody Wynn. Burial followed in the Society Hill Church of God Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Dickson was a son of Mac Dickson and the late Olis Atkinson Dickson. He was in the logging business and was a United States Marine Corps veteran.

Surviving in addition to his father of Society Hill are two daughters, Janet Stewart of Florence, and Anna Elizabeth (Steven) Welch of Hartsville; a son, Austin W. (Keri) Dickson Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Mary (Laverne) Moody of Darlington, and Faith Lampley of Society Hill; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Edward Parler Duffy

Edward Parler Duffy (Lt. Col. USAF-Ret.), 63, of Cheraw, died Monday, June 28, 2004 at his residence.

A graveside funeral service with military honors was held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2 in Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Columbia, Mr. Duffy was a son of the late John James Duffy and Kathleen Parler Duffy. He served in the United States Air Force, earning numerous medals and citations, and was the former Wing Commander at Shaw Air Force Base. Mr. Duffy had formerly been sports director for the Cheraw Recreation Department. He was a graduate of Cheraw schools and the University of South Carolina.

Surviving are a son, James Edward "Jed" Duffy of Harrodsburg, Ken.; a brother, Jimmy Duffy of Cheraw; a sister, Kathy Trussell of Hopkins; and a grandson, Camron Duffy of Harrods-burg.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Wilson S. Evans

Wilson S. "Whoop" Evans, 80, Lancaster, died Sunday, June 27, 2004 at the Springs Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 from White Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to White Springs Baptist Church, 1249 Grace Ave., Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Evans was a son of the late Gary Lee and Berchie Lee Funderburk Evans. He was a member of White Springs Baptist Church and was retired from Springs Industries. Mr. Evans was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Faye Funderburk Evans; a daughter, Donna (Truman) Knight of Lancaster; a

brother, Lindsey (Vivian) Evans of Pageland; two sisters, Frankie L. Laney and Anne L. Ellwanger both of Pageland; two granddaughters, Libby Costner and Lynn Dabney; and three great-grandchildren, Jesse Reynolds, Allie Dabney and Tad Dabney.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Fredrick 'Duke' Hooks

Fredrick "Duke" Hooks, 26, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3 from Fisher Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Hooks was a son of Gwendolyn Hooks and James R. McDonald. He attended

Marlboro County High School and was employed with Delta Mills. Mr. Hooks was a member of Saint James Holiness Church Brotherhood.

Surviving are a son, Tyquan Warren; his mother of the home; his father of Dillon; a brother, Shawntel Hooks of the home; three sisters, Kanisha Hooks of Cheraw, and Sintral Hooks and Kierra Hooks of the home; his maternal grandmother, Beatrice J. Hooks of Brooklyn, N.Y.; grandfather and step-grandmother, Tolen Hooks Jr. of Wallace; his paternal grandmother, Madeline McDonald of Cheraw; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

 

Thomas E. Hunter

Thomas E. Hunter, 76, of Kershaw, died Monday, June 28, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 1 from Abney Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Hunter was a son of Thomas and Alice Williams Hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Vera Lee Gandy Hunter; a daughter, Sheila Jewett; a brother, Johnny Hunter; three sisters, Becky Rollins, Mary Lee, Sally Mae Melton; and a grandson, Lane Jewett.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Donald Wilson 'Inky' Ingram Jr.

Donald Wilson "Inky" Ingram, Jr., 31, of Memphis, Tenn., died Wednesday, June 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 2 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Ingram was a son of Donald Wilson Ingram and Joyce Barefoot Plattner.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Battista of Memphis; his father and stepmother, Donald and Beverly Ingram of Bethune; his mother and stepfather, Joyce and Donald Plattner of Memphis; two brothers, Thomas Wayne Williams of Memphis, and Justin Mathis Ingram of Bethune; and his grandparents, Ora

 

Dell Ingram of Bethune, Gladys Lenora Morris of Hartsville, and James Howard Barefoot of Ruby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Eugene King

Eugene King, 79, of Society Hill, died Sunday, July 4, 2004 at his home after a long illness.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Society Hill Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 291, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Pineville, Ken., Mr. King was a son of the late John and Gertrude Miller King. He served in the United States Navy aboard destroyers in the Pacific during World War II. Mr. King retired from INA Bearing and later taught tool and dye at Chesterfield Technical College.

Survivors are his wife, Joyce King of Society Hill; a son, Tommy King of Florence; a daughter, Gayle (Ken) Rowlett of Darlington; a sister, Jewel Beverly of Pineville, Ken.; four grandchildren, Michelle Rowlett (Greg) Reynolds of Darlington, Dirk Rowlett of Columbia, Tonya (Jon) Dellinger of Florence, and Danny (Kaseya) King of Timmonsville; and four great-grandchildren, Katie King, Kenneth Poston, Johnny Eugene King and Logan Reynolds.

He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Trista Reynolds.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Ralph Gandy Martin Sr.

Ralph Gandy Martin Sr., 94, of Cheraw, died June 24, 2004 in Providence Hospital in Columbia.

A graveside funeral service was held at noon Saturday June 26, in Old St. David's Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas P. Murray officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. David's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Martin was a son of the late George Wythe and Blanche Gandy Martin. He graduated from Cheraw public schools and attended Wingate College. In 1932 Mr. Martin started in the automobile business and for 41 years owned Martin Motor Company, a local Pontiac and GMC dealership. He was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church and former member of the vestry. He also served on the Cheraw Town Council and was a charter member of the Cheraw Lions Club and Cheraw Civitan Club. He was a mason for 72 years in the Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15 and a Shriner.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth McIntosh Martin of the home; two sons, Ralph G. "Marty" (Annette) Martin Jr. and George W. (Cathy) Martin all of Cheraw; a daughter, Mary M. (Larry) Lewis of Pensacola, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

 

Donna Mae Yarborough Parker

Donna Mae Yarborough Parker, 69, of Florence, died Saturday morning, June 26, 2004, at her residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, June 28 from Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Florence County, Mrs. Parker was a daughter of the late Ocie and Ellen Elizabeth Wilson Yarborough. She was a member of Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church and Wood-men of the World Marion Chapter.

Surviving are her husband, Mack G. Parker of Florence; four daughters, Jeannie (Roger) Bailey, Linda (Stan) Kenimer and Dawn (Bruce) Cook all of Florence, and Teresa (John) Harmon of Simpsonville; a son, Andy (Cynthia) Parker of Pageland; two brothers, Jack (Sherry) Yarborough of McKeesport, Penn., and Willard (Annie) Yarborough of Coward; two sisters, Olive Kohler of Jacksonville, Fla., and Janet (Larry) Smith of Cassett; and nine grandchildren, Casey Bailey of Florence, Joshua Harmon and Jacob Harmon both of Simpsonville, Haley Kenimer of Florence, and Zack Parker, Allie Parker and Peyton Parker all of Pageland, and Matthew Cook and Rachel Cook, both of Florence.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Gray.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

 

 

Franklin Johnson Pegues

Franklin Johnson Pegues, 80, of Worthington, Ohio, died Saturday, July 3, 2004 after a lengthy illness.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 from Worthington Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., or the Worthington (Ohio) Historical Society.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Pegues was a pilot in the Naval Air Corps during World War II. He studied at Wofford College, Duke University and Cornell University, earning a Ph.D. in history in 1951. He taught history at the University of Colorado for two years and retired from The Ohio State University in 1997 after 43 years. Mr. Worthington was a Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University.

Mr. Worthington was a member of the Medieval Academy of America, American Historical Association and many other professional organizations. He was author of "Lawyers of the Last Capetians" and numerous articles and reviews. Mr. Worthington was the founding member of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University and was awarded the College of Humanities Exemplary Faculty Award in 1996.

Surviving are his wife, Jutta Catharine Pegues of Worthington; three sons, Robert (Cheri) Pegues of Baltimore, Mary., James Pegues of Dewitt, N.Y., and William (Aysegul) Pegues of Ottawa, Canada; a stepdaughter,

 

 

Jeannine (Charles) Parker of Washing-ton, D.C.; and three grandchildren, Brenton, Julia and Jasmine.

Arrangements were entrusted to Schoedinger Worthington Chapel. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Travis Quick Sr.

Travis Quick Sr., 70, of Cheraw, died Thursday, July 1, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial with full military honors followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Beran Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church, Cheraw, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Quick was a son of the late Johnnie Quick and Sallie Pope Quick Clark. He was a retired 23-year Lieutenant Colonel of the South Carolina National Guard. Mr. Quick was a graduate of the Palmetto Military Academy and United States Army Field Artillery School where he received the Meritorious Service Medal and Artillery Proficiency Award. He was Battery Commander of the Bennetts-ville, Cheraw and Lancaster South Carolina National Guard.

Mr. Quick was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher of the Beran Class, member of the Adult Sanctuary Choir, past chairman of Deacons, R.A. leader, volunteer with the Johnnie Wright Nursing Home Ministry and had been selected a Father of the Year. He was instrumental in starting the ministries of the Good Samaritan Colony, Evans Prison Ministry (Volunteer of the Year in 1992 and 1996 at Evans), Chester-field Correctional Facility Chapel Ministry, and Lay Revivals for the Brotherhood, Chesterfield Baptist Association. Mr. Quick was a charter member of the Flat-tones.

Mr. Quick received his Machine Shop Diploma in 1957 and was owner of Quick's Machine Shop.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie Mae Poston Quick of Cheraw; a daughter, Patricia (Kenny) Roscoe of Charlotte, N.C.; four sons, Travis Quick Jr., Mike Quick and Tony (Mimi) Quick all of Cheraw, and Billy (Sherry) Quick of Green Sea; eight grandchildren; a brother, Jessie Quick of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and two half-brothers, Bobby Lee Clark of Cheraw, and Maxie Lee Clark Jr. of Kentucky.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Julia Lowery Sellers

Julia Lowery Sellers, 84, of Chester-field, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8 in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, 3403 Womble Hill Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Duran A. and Julia Watts Lowery, and the widow of Laland Sellers. She was a homemaker and member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Thomas L. (Mary Martha) Sellers of Chesterfield; a daughter, Geraldine S. (Charles) Tucker of Blackstock; three grand-daughters, Donna Roof of Blackstock, and Denise Talbert and Pam Gaddy of Pawley's Island; and five great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jerry L. Tucker, three brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

Carson Griggs Teal

Carson Griggs Teal, 76, of Cheraw, died Sunday, July 4, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Griggs was a son of the late Jerome and Nora Turnage Teal. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Mr. Teal was the retired owner of McBride's Cleaners. He loved riding in the van to deliver clothes and chatting with customers.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia "Pat" Campbell Teal of Cheraw; a daughter, Beth Teal Higgins of Beaufort; and three grandchildren, Emily Grace Higgins, Victoria Teal Higgins and Nicholas Patrick Higgins all of Beaufort.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 8, 2004.

 

 

 

Donald 'Don' Wallace Barrett

Donald "Don" Wallace Barrett, 81, of Laurinburg, N.C., died Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at his home.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10 from First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Stan Smith and the Rev. Nancy Willard officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28353; or the Ed Guest Class, First United Methodist Church, 101 W. Church St., Laurin-burg, N.C. 28352.

Born in Spartanburg, Mr. Barrett was a son of the late the Rev. James A. Barrett and Bryte Forbes Barrett, and a stepson of Helen Reid Barrett. He was a graduate of Wofford College and served in the United States Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Barrett was a retired industrial engineer with J.P. Stevens. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, served three terms as Laurinburg City Councilman, was co-founder of Habitat for Humanity of Scotland County, was a recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Service Award from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and was recognized as Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1994 by the Laurinburg Jaycees.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Hunley Barrett; two sons, Jim (Sharon Tracey) Barrett of Asheville, N.C., and Dan (Kathleen Anderson) Barrett of Advance, N.C.; a daughter, Betsy Barrett (Ed) Rosemann of Goldsboro, N.C.; two brothers, Ret. Col. Reid

 

 

(Huberta) Barrett of Charlotte, N.C., and Dr. Charles (Sally) Barrett of Boiling Springs, N.C.; a sister, Betty Barrett (David) Bell of Charlotte; and six grandchildren, Emily, Amanda, Tracey, Frankie, Daniel and Rebekah.

Arrangements were entrusted to McDougald Funeral Home and Crema-torium. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Paul Edward Bradshaw

Paul Edward Bradshaw, 45, of Rockingham, N.C., died Monday, July 12, 2004 in Moore Regional Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 15 from Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Marvin Hutchinson Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Bradshaw was a son of George and Betty Parks Johnson. He was a supervisor for Textiles/Southern Tee. Mr. Bradshaw was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are a son, Kevin Lee Bradshaw of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Jean Miles of the home; and a grand-child.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home Chapel. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Patricia Lampley Brigman

Patricia Lampley Brigman, 63, of Hartsville, died Thursday, July 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18 from Edwards Chapel Church, Society Hill. Burial followed in Hurst Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Professional Pharmacy Services, P.O. Box 7487, Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Brig-man was a daughter of the late James Robert and Mary Boan Lampley. She was retired from Sara Lee Hosiery. Mrs. Brigman was owner of Brigman's Produce at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market in Florence.

Surviving are two sons, J.R. Brigman of Hartsville, and Wayne Brigman of Florence; a daughter, Teresa Brigman; a brother, Charles (Jimmy) Lampley of Bennettsville; a sister, Shirley Haney of Kannapolis, N.C.; and four grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Glennie Eddins Cromer

Glennie Eddins Cromer, 84, of West Columbia, died Saturday, July 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 19 from First Baptist Church of West Columbia with the Rev. Lonnie Shull officiating. Burial followed in Woodridge Memorial Park, Lexington Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the church or Carolina Children's Home.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Cromer was a daughter of the late Clinton and Florence Davis Eddins, and was the widow of T.R. "Reynolds" Cromer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia.

Surviving are a son, Terry R. (Virginia M.) Cromer of Lexington; a grandson, Cris (Kristen) Cromer; a grand-daughter, Terri (Adam) Whitley; three great-grandchildren, Jarrett Whitley, Brandon Cromer and Garrison Cromer; a brother, C.J. (Ruth) Eddins of Chesterfield; two sisters, Sallie Short of Chesterfield, and Vennie Attaway of Batesburg; and a sister-in-law, Imo Cromer of Cayce.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman Harman Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Rosa Frances Byrd

Rosa Frances Byrd, 93, of Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday, July 14, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18 in Taxahaw Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Kershaw, Ms. Byrd was a daughter of Drew and Evelyn N. Massey. She worked for Travelers Ins. Co. for 40 years.

Surviving are a niece, Carolyn Smith of Charlotte; and a nephew, John Byrd Jr. of Kernersville, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Wayne Bryant David

Wayne Bryant David, 38, of Marietta, Ga., died Saturday, July 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10 from Bearea Center, Bennettsville. Burial followed in David Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. David was a son of the late Madison David and Willie Mae Coachman David. He was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church and attended The Word of Faith Ministries in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. David was a 1985 graduate of Wallace High School and was an employee of Rhodes Furniture Company.

Surviving are his wife, Felisa David of Marietta; five daughters, Silkky David and Indiago David of the home, Nikita David and Latoya David of Bennettsville, and Katina Allen of Salisbury, N.C.; a granddaughter, Iyana David of Bennettsville; three sisters, Mary Woodbury of Bennettsville, and Shirlene Williams and Vivian Kollock of Fayetteville, N.C.; three brothers, Larry David of Fayetteville, Lee Morris David of Bennettsville, and Samuel David of Marietta; his mother-in-law, Annie Bell Davis of Bennettsville; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

James 'Jimmy' Edward Denning

James "Jimmy" Edward Denning, 51, of Cheraw, died Monday, July 5, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw.

Born in Willow Springs, N.C., Mr. Denning was a son of the late Charlie W. and Susie Y. Denning. He attended St. Anna Freewell Baptist Church in Willow Springs and Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Cheraw. Mr. Denning was a graduate of Fuquay Varina High School, and North Carolina State University and Webster University. He was named an Eastern South Carolina Black Book Business Professional, was president of Carolina Development Club of Employment, and was appointed by the governor to the Marlboro County Workforce Initiative Business. He had served as chairman of the United Way of Marlboro County, was chairman of the Successful People Investment, and was a Wal-Mart Employee of the Month for DC 6073. Mr. Denning had worked as a Human Resources Director for Hanes Industries, Takata/Highland Industries, PYA-Monarch Distribution, and was currently employed with Wal-Mart DC 6073 in Pageland.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria; three daughters, April, Morgon and Courtney; a son, Jonathan; seven brothers, George H. (Mary) Denning, Charles W. (Mary) Denning III, Carl M. Denning, Billy R. (Donna) Denning all of Willow Springs, Cary M. (Inell) Denning of Raleigh, N.C., Willie A. (Frances) Denning of Fayetteville, N.C., and Lawrence C. (Donna) Denning of Coats, N.C.; three sisters, Marihelen D. (Alexander) Stoltz of Madison, Wis., Martha D. (Marvin) Moore of Lathrup Village, Mich., and Margie D. (Carl) Booker of Willow Springs; a grandchild; his mother- and father-in-law, the Rev. Dr. R.H. and Gloria Brice of Cheraw; three brothers-in-law, James H. (Connie) McBride Jr. of Chesterfield, and Lonnie L. (Deidre) McBride and Clarence E. (Darlene) McBride of Cheraw; and two sisters-in-law, Rona R. McBride of Chesterfield, and Gail A. Peterson of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Dennis 'Windy' Dixon

Dennis "Windy" Dixon, 46, of McBee, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 in Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Allen officiating.

Born in Darlington, Mr. Dixon was a son of Mary Pridgen Dixon Johnson and the late Harvey Allen Dixon, and was the widower of Sherri Lewis Dixon. He was previously employed with Sonoco Products Co.

Surviving are his mother of Middendorf; a sister, Velda Bess of Middendorf; a brother, Allen Dixon of McBee; a niece, Hali Bess; a nephew, Austin Bess; three stepbrothers, Alex Johnson of Middendorf, Randy Johnson of Hartsville, and Homer Johnson of Perkasie, Penn.; and a stepsister, Amanda Catoe of Middendorf.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Roberta Louise Finklea

Roberta Louise Finklea, 50, of Cheraw, died Saturday, July 10, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17 from Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the McQueen Family Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Finklea was a daughter of Jennie Lou Gary and Robert Rowie. She was a 1972 graduate of Cheraw High School. Mrs. Finklea was a member of Mount Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church and worked as a certified housekeeper for 10 years.

Surviving are her parents of Cheraw; 13 sisters and brothers, Theresa Shields, Wanda Johnson and Veronica Locke all of Cheraw, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Zimmerman of Hamlet, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. James of Society Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Locke of Charlotte, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Locke of Charlotte, Mark Johnson, Michael Rowie, Chris Rowie and Robert Rowie all of Cheraw, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rowie of Charlotte, and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gary of Bennettsville; and her paternal grandfather, George Rowie of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Rowie and Michael Gary.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Ed Lentz

Ed Lentz, 63, of Cheraw, died Friday, July 16, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18 from First United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, c/o Jerry Gaskins, 84 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Lentz was a son of the late Joe Parker and Fannie Henry Lentz. He worked in every aspect of the emergency power generation business for over 35 years. At the time of his death, Mr. Lentz was employed with Nixon Power Services. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, had served in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and was a member of the Shakers Shag Club.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Jane Owens Lentz of Cheraw; two sons, Jeff Keeney of Columbia, and Jeffrey A. Loflin of Charlotte; three daughters, Tonya L. (Steve) Gaddy and Debra L. (Eddie) Pascone all of Charlotte, and Kelly K. (Eric) Dusa of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Eric Gaddy of Charlotte, and Mary-Charlotte Dusa and Hollis Janne Dusa both of Cheraw; a sister, Martha L. Waters of Princeton, N.J.; and a brother, Charles F. Cox of Cumming, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Ruth Horne Mills

Ruth Horne Mills, 79, of Pageland, died July 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18 from Pageland Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Mills was a daughter of Luther and Sallie Lang Horne. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Willie Mills; a son, Randy Mills; two sisters, Susie Baker and Ruby Howard; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Anna Kay Simmons Montgomery

Anna Kay Simmons Montgomery, 41, of Cheraw, died Thursday, July 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10 from United Fellowship of God. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Macon, Ga., Mrs. Montgomery was a daughter of Dave and Kay Huckaby Dixon.

Surviving are her parents of Cheraw; a special friend, Letties Williams; two daughters, Shannon K. Watts and Dana Marie Hancock both of Cheraw; a son, Terry Williams of Cheraw; two brothers, Brad Hennessee of Anston, Ala., and David Dixon of Cheraw; a sister, Jackie Roscoe of Cheraw; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Olive Hendrix Pigg

Olive Hendrix Pigg, 88, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2004 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Surrett officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210; or Wesley United Methodist Church, 145 E. College Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Pigg was a daughter of the late Daniel Vance and Dora Walden Hendrix, and was the widow of Bascom Pigg. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and had retired from Tomlinson's with 25 years of service.

Surviving are a son, Wayne (Judy) Pigg of Hartsville; a brother, Sammy (Allie) Hendrix of Pageland; and two grandchildren, Julie Pigg and Miriam (Russ) Norwood.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Ricky Steven Quick

Ricky Steven Quick, 47, of Myrtle Beach, died Saturday July 10, 2004 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday July 12 from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints with Bishop Dave Nelson officiating. Burial followed in Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Society Hill LDS Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 497, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Quick was a son of Lawrence S. and Grace Keith Quick Sr. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints where he was an Elder. Mr. Quick was formerly the manager at Flamingo Grill Restaurant in Myrtle Beach.

Surviving are his wife, Kim Radvansky Quick; two daughters, Chelsea Quick and Ashlee Quick both of Myrtle Beach; three brothers, Stan Quick of Wallace, George Quick of Raleigh, N.C., and Capt. Donnie Short of Savannah, Ga.; and two sisters, Judy Quick and Cindy Brooks both of Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to McMillan-Small Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

James L. 'Jimmy' Simpson

James L. "Jimmy" Simpson, 49, of Cheraw, died Saturday, July 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 from North Cheraw Baptist Church.

Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mr. Simpson was a son of Bernie and Joyce Jordan Simpson. He was a carpenter and member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his wife, Yvonne Wallace Simpson of the home; two sons, Matthew Simpson of Greenville, N.C., and Brent (Heather) Sweatt of Cheraw; two daughters, Liza (Steve) McLendon and Stacey (Chris) Jones all of Cheraw; a brother, Bernie (Sylvia) Simpson Jr. of Cheraw; a sister, Rita (Carl) Forman of Cheraw; his parents of Cheraw; and three grandchildren, Hayes, Grant and Sydney.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Lydia Fay McDonald Sowell

Lydia Fay McDonald Sowell, 55, of Hartsville, died Thursday, July 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17 from North Hartsville Baptist Church. Burial followed in Union UMC Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Sowell was a daughter of Rudell and Ruby McDonald.

Surviving are her husband, Johnny Sowell; a son, Andy Sowell; her mother; and five siblings, Robbie, Virginia, Lynn, Billy and Carroll.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

 

 

 

Jack Roy Stein

Jack Roy Stein, 81, of Camden, died Monday, July 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kershaw County, 2001 W. DeKalb St., Camden, S.C. 29020; or Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton St., Camden, S.C. 29020.

Born in Kershaw County, Mr. Stein was a son of the late Claude and Kate Sinclair Stein Grassmyer. He was a retired supervisor with DuPont. Mr. Stein was a United States Army Air Corps World War II veteran having served in India and Tenian Island. He was a member of Golden K, American Legion Post 17, Mid-Carolina Camellia Society and donated camellias to several local parks, church and friends and family. He was a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church and a member of the Wimberly Sunday School class.

Surviving are his wife, Nelle Hammond Stein; three daughters, Judy Stein (Patrick R.) Watts of Summerville, Jeannie Stein (John Michael) Hill of Rock Hill, and Janice Stein (James E.) Hayes of Camden; four grandchildren, Sean P. Watts, Paul R. Watts, Kathryn Lee and John Alexander Hill; and a nephew, Johnny Stein of Jefferson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Archie J. Stein, a nephew, Archie J. Stein Jr. and his stepfather, Henry Grassmyer.

 

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Vernelle Murray Vereen

Vernelle Murray Vereen, 66, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004.

A graveside memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16 in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Old St. David's Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Vereen was a daughter of the late Preston Thomas and Eula Virginia Rivers Murray.

Surviving are two sons, Curtis Good-win of Cheraw, and Tim Goodwin of Spartanburg; four sisters, Susan Melton and Pat Houser of Cheraw, Gloria Chandler of North Augusta, and Jerrie L. Miller of Landrum; and four grandchildren, Calli Goodwin, Shelton Goodwin, Aspen Goodwin and Adrian Aycock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Patricia Elaine Wallace

Patricia Elaine Wallace, 50, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of Julian Henry James and the late Dorothy Alise Roscoe James, and was the widow of Vernon Lee Wallace. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Tracey (Christopher) Gandy and Ellen (Todd) Mabe all of Cheraw; her father of Patrick; a brother, Ray James of Patrick; two sisters, Barbara Hudson and Donna Smith both of Patrick; and four grandchildren, Stephanie Gandy, Brittiny Gandy, Christa Gandy and Skyler Mabe all of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Gregory Kewon Watson Jr.

Gregory Kewon Watson Jr., 28-days-old, died Monday, July 5, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held Thursday, July 8 with the Rev. Ophelia Baldwin officiating.

Born June 7, 2004 at Memorial Health University in Savannah, Ga., infant Watson was a son of Crystal Green and Gregory Watson Sr.s

Surviving are his parents; a half-sister, Shadasia Watson; his maternal grandparents, Johnsie and Rodney Dease and Christopher and Sarah Green; his paternal grandparents, Shirley Campbell and Ronald Watson all of Bennettsville; and a host of other family members.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bynes-Royall Mortuary. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Donald 'Don' Wallace Barrett

Donald "Don" Wallace Barrett, 81, of Laurinburg, N.C., died Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at his home.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10 from First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Stan Smith and the Rev. Nancy Willard officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28353; or the Ed Guest Class, First United Methodist Church, 101 W. Church St., Laurin-burg, N.C. 28352.

Born in Spartanburg, Mr. Barrett was a son of the late the Rev. James A. Barrett and Bryte Forbes Barrett, and a stepson of Helen Reid Barrett. He was a graduate of Wofford College and served in the United States Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Barrett was a retired industrial engineer with J.P. Stevens. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, served three terms as Laurinburg City Councilman, was co-founder of Habitat for Humanity of Scotland County, was a recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Service Award from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and was recognized as Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1994 by the Laurinburg Jaycees.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Hunley Barrett; two sons, Jim (Sharon Tracey) Barrett of Asheville, N.C., and Dan (Kathleen Anderson) Barrett of Advance, N.C.; a daughter, Betsy Barrett (Ed) Rosemann of Goldsboro, N.C.; two brothers, Ret. Col. Reid (Huberta) Barrett of Charlotte, N.C., and Dr. Charles (Sally) Barrett of Boiling Springs, N.C.; a sister, Betty Barrett (David) Bell of Charlotte; and six grandchildren, Emily, Amanda, Tracey, Frankie, Daniel and Rebekah.

Arrangements were entrusted to McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Paul Edward Bradshaw

Paul Edward Bradshaw, 45, of Rockingham, N.C., died Monday, July 12, 2004 in Moore Regional Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 15 from Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Marvin Hutchinson Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Bradshaw was a son of George and Betty Parks Johnson. He was a supervisor for Textiles/Southern Tee. Mr. Bradshaw was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are a son, Kevin Lee Bradshaw of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Jean Miles of the home; and a grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home Chapel. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Patricia Lampley Brigman

Patricia Lampley Brigman, 63, of Hartsville, died Thursday, July 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18 from Edwards Chapel Church, Society Hill. Burial followed in Hurst Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Professional Pharmacy Services, P.O. Box 7487, Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Brigman was a daughter of the late James Robert and Mary Boan Lampley. She was retired from Sara Lee Hosiery. Mrs. Brigman was owner of Brigman's Produce at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market in Florence.

Surviving are two sons, J.R. Brigman of Hartsville, and Wayne Brigman of Florence; a daughter, Teresa Brigman; a brother, Charles (Jimmy) Lampley of Bennettsville; a sister, Shirley Haney of Kannapolis, N.C.; and four grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Glennie Eddins Cromer

Glennie Eddins Cromer, 84, of West Columbia, died Saturday, July 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 19 from First Baptist Church of West Columbia with the Rev. Lonnie Shull officiating. Burial followed in Woodridge Memorial Park, Lexington Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the church or Carolina Children's Home.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Cromer was a daughter of the late Clinton and Florence Davis Eddins, and was the widow of T.R. "Reynolds" Cromer. She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia.

Surviving are a son, Terry R. (Virginia M.) Cromer of Lexington; a grandson, Cris (Kristen) Cromer; a granddaughter, Terri (Adam) Whitley; three great-grandchildren, Jarrett Whitley, Brandon Cromer and Garrison Cromer; a brother, C.J. (Ruth) Eddins of Chesterfield; two sisters, Sallie Short of Chesterfield, and Vennie Attaway of Batesburg; and a sister-in-law, Imo Cromer of Cayce.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman Harman Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Rosa Frances Byrd

Rosa Frances Byrd, 93, of Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday, July 14, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18 in Taxahaw Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Kershaw, Ms. Byrd was a daughter of Drew and Evelyn N. Massey. She worked for Travelers Ins. Co. for 40 years.

Surviving are a niece, Carolyn Smith of Charlotte; and a nephew, John Byrd Jr. of Kernersville, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Wayne Bryant David

Wayne Bryant David, 38, of Marietta, Ga., died Saturday, July 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10 from Bearea Center, Bennettsville. Burial followed in David Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. David was a son of the late Madison David and Willie Mae Coachman David. He was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church and attended The Word of Faith Ministries in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. David was a 1985 graduate of Wallace High School and was an employee of Rhodes Furniture Company.

Surviving are his wife, Felisa David of Marietta; five daughters, Silkky David and Indiago David of the home, Nikita David and Latoya David of Bennettsville, and Katina Allen of Salisbury, N.C.; a granddaughter, Iyana David of Bennettsville; three sisters, Mary Woodbury of Bennettsville, and Shirlene Williams and Vivian Kollock of Fayetteville, N.C.; three brothers, Larry David of Fayetteville, Lee Morris David of Bennettsville, and Samuel David of Marietta; his mother-in-law, Annie Bell Davis of Bennettsville; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

James 'Jimmy' Edward Denning

James "Jimmy" Edward Denning, 51, of Cheraw, died Monday, July 5, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw.

Born in Willow Springs, N.C., Mr. Denning was a son of the late Charlie W. and Susie Y. Denning. He attended St. Anna Freewell Baptist Church in Willow Springs and Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Cheraw. Mr. Denning was a graduate of Fuquay Varina High School, and North Carolina State University and Webster University. He was named an Eastern South Carolina Black Book Business Professional, was president of Carolina Development Club of Employment, and was appointed by the governor to the Marlboro County Workforce Initiative Business. He had served as chairman of the United Way of Marlboro County, was chairman of the Successful People Investment, and was a Wal-Mart Employee of the Month for DC 6073. Mr. Denning had worked as a Human Resources Director for Hanes Industries, Takata/Highland Industries, PYA-Monarch Distribution, and was currently employed with Wal-Mart DC 6073 in Pageland.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria; three daughters, April, Morgon and Courtney; a son, Jonathan; seven brothers, George H. (Mary) Denning, Charles W. (Mary) Denning III, Carl M. Denning, Billy R. (Donna) Denning all of Willow Springs, Cary M. (Inell) Denning of Raleigh, N.C., Willie A. (Frances) Denning of Fayetteville, N.C., and Lawrence C. (Donna) Denning of Coats, N.C.; three sisters, Marihelen D. (Alexander) Stoltz of Madison, Wis., Martha D. (Marvin) Moore of Lathrup Village, Mich., and Margie D. (Carl) Booker of Willow Springs; a grandchild; his mother- and father-in-law, the Rev. Dr. R.H. and Gloria Brice of Cheraw; three brothers-in-law, James H. (Connie) McBride Jr. of Chesterfield, and Lonnie L. (Deidre) McBride and Clarence E. (Darlene) McBride of Cheraw; and two sisters-in-law, Rona R. McBride of Chesterfield, and Gail A. Peterson of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Dennis 'Windy' Dixon

Dennis "Windy" Dixon, 46, of McBee, died Wednesday, July 7, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 in Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Allen officiating.

Born in Darlington, Mr. Dixon was a son of Mary Pridgen Dixon Johnson and the late Harvey Allen Dixon, and was the widower of Sherri Lewis Dixon. He was previously employed with Sonoco Products Co.

Surviving are his mother of Middendorf; a sister, Velda Bess of Middendorf; a brother, Allen Dixon of McBee; a niece, Hali Bess; a nephew, Austin Bess; three stepbrothers, Alex Johnson of Middendorf, Randy Johnson of Hartsville, and Homer Johnson of Perkasie, Penn.; and a stepsister, Amanda Catoe of Middendorf.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Roberta Louise Finklea

Roberta Louise Finklea, 50, of Cheraw, died Saturday, July 10, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17 from Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the McQueen Family Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Finklea was a daughter of Jennie Lou Gary and Robert Rowie. She was a 1972 graduate of Cheraw High School. Mrs. Finklea was a member of Mount Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church and worked as a certified housekeeper for 10 years.

Surviving are her parents of Cheraw; 13 sisters and brothers, Theresa Shields, Wanda Johnson and Veronica Locke all of Cheraw, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Zimmerman of Hamlet, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. James of Society Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Locke of Charlotte, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Locke of Charlotte, Mark Johnson, Michael Rowie, Chris Rowie and Robert Rowie all of Cheraw, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Rowie of Charlotte, and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gary of Bennettsville; and her paternal grandfather, George Rowie of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Rowie and Michael Gary.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Ed Lentz

Ed Lentz, 63, of Cheraw, died Friday, July 16, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18 from First United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, c/o Jerry Gaskins, 84 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Lentz was a son of the late Joe Parker and Fannie Henry Lentz. He worked in every aspect of the emergency power generation business for over 35 years. At the time of his death, Mr. Lentz was employed with Nixon Power Services. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, had served in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and was a member of the Shakers Shag Club.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Jane Owens Lentz of Cheraw; two sons, Jeff Keeney of Columbia, and Jeffrey A. Loflin of Charlotte; three daughters, Tonya L. (Steve) Gaddy and Debra L. (Eddie) Pascone all of Charlotte, and Kelly K. (Eric) Dusa of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Eric Gaddy of Charlotte, and Mary-Charlotte Dusa and Hollis Janne Dusa both of Cheraw; a sister, Martha L. Waters of Princeton, N.J.; and a brother, Charles F. Cox of Cumming, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Ruth Horne Mills

Ruth Horne Mills, 79, of Pageland, died July 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18 from Pageland Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Mills was a daughter of Luther and Sallie Lang Horne. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Willie Mills; a son, Randy Mills; two sisters, Susie Baker and Ruby Howard; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Anna Kay Simmons Montgomery

Anna Kay Simmons Montgomery, 41, of Cheraw, died Thursday, July 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10 from United Fellowship of God. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Macon, Ga., Mrs. Montgomery was a daughter of Dave and Kay Huckaby Dixon.

Surviving are her parents of Cheraw; a special friend, Letties Williams; two daughters, Shannon K. Watts and Dana Marie Hancock both of Cheraw; a son, Terry Williams of Cheraw; two brothers, Brad Hennessee of Anston, Ala., and David Dixon of Cheraw; a sister, Jackie Roscoe of Cheraw; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Olive Hendrix Pigg

Olive Hendrix Pigg, 88, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, 2004 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Surrett officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210; or Wesley United Methodist Church, 145 E. College Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Pigg was a daughter of the late Daniel Vance and Dora Walden Hendrix, and was the widow of Bascom Pigg. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and had retired from Tomlinson's with 25 years of service.

Surviving are a son, Wayne (Judy) Pigg of Hartsville; a brother, Sammy (Allie) Hendrix of Pageland; and two grandchildren, Julie Pigg and Miriam (Russ) Norwood.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Ricky Steven Quick

Ricky Steven Quick, 47, of Myrtle Beach, died Saturday July 10, 2004 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday July 12 from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints with Bishop Dave Nelson officiating. Burial followed in Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Society Hill LDS Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 497, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Quick was a son of Lawrence S. and Grace Keith Quick Sr. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints where he was an Elder. Mr. Quick was formerly the manager at Flamingo Grill Restaurant in Myrtle Beach.

Surviving are his wife, Kim Radvansky Quick; two daughters, Chelsea Quick and Ashlee Quick both of Myrtle Beach; three brothers, Stan Quick of Wallace, George Quick of Raleigh, N.C., and Capt. Donnie Short of Savannah, Ga.; and two sisters, Judy Quick and Cindy Brooks both of Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to McMillan-Small Funeral Home.

Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

James L. 'Jimmy' Simpson

James L. "Jimmy" Simpson, 49, of Cheraw, died Saturday, July 17, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 from North Cheraw Baptist Church.

Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mr. Simpson was a son of Bernie and Joyce Jordan Simpson. He was a carpenter and member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his wife, Yvonne Wallace Simpson of the home; two sons, Matthew Simpson of Greenville, N.C., and Brent (Heather) Sweatt of Cheraw; two daughters, Liza (Steve) McLendon and Stacey (Chris) Jones all of Cheraw; a brother, Bernie (Sylvia) Simpson Jr. of Cheraw; a sister, Rita (Carl) Forman of Cheraw; his parents of Cheraw; and three grandchildren, Hayes, Grant and Sydney.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Lydia Fay McDonald Sowell

Lydia Fay McDonald Sowell, 55, of Hartsville, died Thursday, July 15, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17 from North Hartsville Baptist Church. Burial followed in Union UMC Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Sowell was a daughter of Rudell and Ruby McDonald.

Surviving are her husband, Johnny Sowell; a son, Andy Sowell; her mother; and five siblings, Robbie, Virginia, Lynn, Billy and Carroll.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Jack Roy Stein

Jack Roy Stein, 81, of Camden, died Monday, July 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14 from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kershaw County, 2001 W. DeKalb St., Camden, S.C. 29020; or Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton St., Camden, S.C. 29020.

Born in Kershaw County, Mr. Stein was a son of the late Claude and Kate Sinclair Stein Grassmyer. He was a retired supervisor with DuPont. Mr. Stein was a United States Army Air Corps World War II veteran having served in India and Tenian Island. He was a member of Golden K, American Legion Post 17, Mid-Carolina Camellia Society and donated camellias to several local parks, church and friends and family. He was a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church and a member of the Wimberly Sunday School class.

Surviving are his wife, Nelle Hammond Stein; three daughters, Judy Stein (Patrick R.) Watts of Summerville, Jeannie Stein (John Michael) Hill of Rock Hill, and Janice Stein (James E.) Hayes of Camden; four grandchildren, Sean P. Watts, Paul R. Watts, Kathryn Lee and John Alexander Hill; and a nephew, Johnny Stein of Jefferson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Archie J. Stein, a nephew, Archie J. Stein Jr. and his stepfather, Henry Grassmyer.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Vernelle Murray Vereen

Vernelle Murray Vereen, 66, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004.

A graveside memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16 in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Old St. David's Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Vereen was a daughter of the late Preston Thomas and Eula Virginia Rivers Murray.

Surviving are two sons, Curtis Goodwin of Cheraw, and Tim Goodwin of Spartanburg; four sisters, Susan Melton and Pat Houser of Cheraw, Gloria Chandler of North Augusta, and Jerrie L. Miller of Landrum; and four grandchildren, Calli Goodwin, Shelton Goodwin, Aspen Goodwin and Adrian Aycock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Patricia Elaine Wallace

Patricia Elaine Wallace, 50, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 9 from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of Julian Henry James and the late Dorothy Alise Roscoe James, and was the widow of Vernon Lee Wallace. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Tracey (Christopher) Gandy and Ellen (Todd) Mabe all of Cheraw; her father of Patrick; a brother, Ray James of Patrick; two sisters, Barbara Hudson and Donna Smith both of Patrick; and four grandchildren, Stephanie Gandy, Brittiny Gandy, Christa Gandy and Skyler Mabe all of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

Gregory Kewon Watson Jr.

Gregory Kewon Watson Jr., 28-days-old, died Monday, July 5, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held Thursday, July 8 with the Rev. Ophelia Baldwin officiating.

Born June 7, 2004 at Memorial Health University in Savannah, Ga., infant Watson was a son of Crystal Green and Gregory Watson Sr.s

Surviving are his parents; a half-sister, Shadasia Watson; his maternal grandparents, Johnsie and Rodney Dease and Christopher and Sarah Green; his paternal grandparents, Shirley Campbell and Ronald Watson all of Bennettsville; and a host of other family members.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bynes-Royall Mortuary. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 22, 2004.

 

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Madeline 'Maddie Grace' Adams

Madeline "Maddie Grace" Adams, infant, of Cheraw, died Friday, July 23, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28 in Zoar UMC Church Cemetery.

Born July 7, 2004 in Columbia, Maddie Grace was a daughter of Lacy and Angie Adams.

Surviving are her parents of the home; a brother, Derik Adams of the home; a sister, Haley Adams of the home; grandparents, Lacey and Margaret Adams of Cheraw, and Susie Moree of Monroe, N.C., and Ed Moree of Whispering Pines, N.C.; and great-grandmothers Naomi Boatwright of Cheraw, Dorothy Moore of Monroe, and Maxine Bunce of Fayetteville, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Thomas Franklin Allen

Thomas Franklin Allen, 81, of Mt. Croghan, died Friday, July 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Allen was a son of the late May Franklin and Emma Bullard Allen. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a son, Jerry Allen of Mt. Croghan; two daughters, Marjorie A. DeHart of Kannapolis, N.C., and Brenda A. Jess; of Southport, N.C.; two sisters, Madge Mills of Jefferson, and Odell Pittman of Salisbury, N.C.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Deloris Avery

Deloris Avery, 44, of Chesterfield, died Monday, July 26, 2004 after a lengthy illness.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 30 from St. James AME Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A daughter of the late Anglish "Buddy" and Rosena C. Avery, Ms. Avery was a member of St. James AME Zion Church. She was a 1977 graduate of Chesterfield High School and was employed with INA, USA, Cheraw.

Surviving are her mother of Chesterfield; a son, Brian Michael Funderburk of Chesterfield; two brothers, Anglish Avery Jr. of Chesterfield, and Scottie Avery of Cheraw; three sisters, Rosa Ratliff, Betty Pegues of Chesterfield, and Annie Rivers of Pageland; two brothers-in-law, Larry Pegues of Chesterfield and Rickey Rivers of Pageland; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by three nieces, three nephews and a brother-in-law, Jimmie Ratliff Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

William M. Blakeney

William M. Blakeney, 80, of Charlotte, N.C., died Monday July 26, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 29 from Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Edward Newberry officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2600 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28216.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Blakeney was a graduate of South Carolina State University, received a master's degree from New York University and an E.D.S. from Appalachian State University. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 and was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mr. Blakeney was a retired principal with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.

Surviving are his wife, Leila R. Blakeney of Mauldin; a daughter, Mildred B. Harrison of Mauldin; two brothers, Caldwell Blakeney of Pageland, and Carnell Blakeney of Charlotte; six sisters, Elmer B. McNair and Marcene B. Timmons both of Charlotte, Ernestine B. Gantt of Columbia, Peggy Blakeney of New York, N.Y., and Nettie Adams and Elsie Miller both of Pageland; and a granddaughter, Leila M. Harrison of Mauldin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grier Funeral Service. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Richard A. Crawford

Richard A. Crawford, 43, of Cheraw, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 from Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Miami, Fla., Mr. Crawford was a son of Margaret Rhynes Crawford and the late Vohelm "Shack" Crawford. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, and was an industrial machinist.

Surviving are his mother of Chesterfield; his wife, Marian Burch Crawford of Cheraw; two sons, Andrew Banks Crawford and Stephen Richard Crawford both of Cheraw; a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Crawford of Cheraw; and a brother, Stanley Dean Crawford of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Jane Beasley Duke

Jane Beasley Duke, 83, of Bishopville, died Sunday, August 1, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 in Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery, Stokes Bridge Community, with the Rev. DeVere Williams officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, 242 Woodham Road, Bishopville, S.C. 29010; or American Cancer Society,

128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Lee County, Mrs. Duke was a daughter of the late William Boyd and Aurella Woodham Beasley, and was the widow of Thomas W. Duke Sr. She graduated from Lander College in 1941 and taught school in Blackville, McBee and North Hartsville. She was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Thomas (Margaret) Duke of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Francis "Buster" Beasley of Stokes Bridge Community; five grand-children; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Bernice Virginia Harrington

Flowers

Bernice Virginia Harrington Flowers, 73, of Cheraw, died Sunday, July 25, 2004 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 30 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Flowers was a daughter of the late Earline White and the late Arthur Harrington Sr. She attended the public schools of Marlboro and Chesterfield counties and was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Mrs. Flowers served as president and a member of the Pee Dee Choral Ensemble, the kitchen committee of Pee Dee Union, and was a member of Noble Tent Lodge #11 of Cheraw. She worked at Chesterfield Memorial Hospital for several years and was employed for 25 years with Cheraw Yarn Mill.

Surviving are her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt; three sons, Steve (Juanita) of Wallace, Frank (Shirley) of Cheraw, and Richard of the home; two daughters, Sherlyn (Carson) Pegues of Charlotte, N.C., and Mary of the home; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Arie Harrington of Washington, D.C., and Mattie Harrington; two brothers, Arthur Harrington Jr. and Thurman Harrington of Washington; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert, and her grandparents, Jimmy and Katie Dealie Harrington who reared her after her mother's death.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Randolph Murray Hawksworth

Randolph Murray Hawksworth, 74, of Jefferson, died Thursday, July 29, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 .am. Saturday, July 31 from Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church Bus Fund, 3944 Johnson Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Pemequid, Maine, Mr. Hawksworth was a son of the late Nurray Randolph and Minetta Sanford Hawksworth. He was a retired United States Army veteran with 20 years of service and was a retired construction worker.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Bell Hawksworth of the home; two sons, Dale R. Hawksworth and David (Jill) Hawksworth all of McBee; a stepson, Chad (Bobbie) Faulkenberry of Lan-caster; a brother, James Hawksworth of Oxford, Maine; a sister, Phyllis Herric of Oxford; five grandchildren, Justin Hawksworth, Alicia Hawksworth, Erin Hawksworth, Luke Faulkenberry and Jacob Faulkenberry.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Rosaline Norris Hodges

Rosaline Norris Hodges, 82, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28 from Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon.

Born in St. Pauls, N.C., Mrs. Hodges was a daughter of Roland and Nellie Rowell Norris. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing in church where she attended, Cheraw Church of God, and she was a retired seamstress of 45 years.

Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Verson Hodges Jr. of Simpsonville, and Roland Hodges of Cheraw; a brother, L.E. Norris of Wallace; five grand-children; and nine great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

 

 

Grady Clarence Hunter

Grady Clarence Hunter, 75, of Page-land, died Aug. 2, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 in Five Forks Cemetery. Born in Pageland, Mr. Hunter was a son of William Spoffard and Blanche Horton Hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Lois Byrd Hunter; two children, Tommy Hunter and Mitzie Hunter; six brothers and sisters, Dale Hunter, Lewis Hunter, Reecie Hunter, Bill Hunter, Sarah Price and Peggy Williams; and a grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Clara Mae Hinson Jackson

Clara Mae Hinson Jackson, 83, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 at her home after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 from Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Jackson was a daughter of the late Milton and Jennie Walls Hinson, and the widow of Kenneth L. Jackson. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Joe Thomas Jackson and Robert Charles Jackson of Chesterfield; eight daughters, Vivian

 

(Dr. Harvey) Gatewood and Kathy (the Rev. Emanuel) Rorie all of Morven, N.C., Vera Jackson, Jerry Dean Little, Sue (Ben) McQueen and Patricia Jackson all of Chesterfield, and Carolyn (Roosevelt) McQueen and Linda Ford all of Cheraw; a stepdaughter, Willie Mae Peterson of Bishop, Texas; a sister, Leola Hinson Nivens of Salisbury, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Sara (Clifton) Quarles of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Lee Doris Jackson of Florence; 28 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Leverne Jackson, a daughter, Eva Mae Jackson, a great-grandson, and seven brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Ralph Gerard Johnson

Ralph Gerard Johnson, of Laurel, Mary., died Monday, July 26, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 31 from Mt. Rona Baptist Church. Burial followed at 11 a.m. Monday in Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Society Hill, Mr. Johnson was a son of Henry and Daisy Tedder Johnson.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn M. Johnson; a daughter, Tylia Johnson; three brothers; and two aunts.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Emmanuel Dwight Lynn

Emmanuel Dwight Lynn, 35, of Jefferson, died Sunday, July 25, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 4:40 p.m. Friday, July 30 from New Arising Ministries, Jefferson.

A son of Sammie L. Davis and the late Thelma A. Lynn-Nivens, Mr. Lynn was a member of New Arising Ministries where he was Assistant Chairman of the Deacons.

Surviving are his wife, Manita L. Lynn; four children, Kimberly Little, Daja Thomas, Derrick Thomas and Jeff (Virginia) Austin; two grandmothers, Annie B. Lynn of Kershaw, and Emma Davis of Lancaster; a great-grandmother, Irene Yarborough of Jefferson; his stepparents, Hazel Nivens and Linda McManus of Pageland; seven sisters, Shanita Doster of Kershaw, Montrell K. Doster of Atlanta, Ga., Veda Whitmore, Tonia Robinson, Chenoa Cornelius and Sherry Lynn all of Charlotte, N.C., and Samantha Biggers of Lancaster; five brothers, Anthony Davis, Nugene (Tammy) Davis of Charlotte, Rodney Kirkpatrick, Lewis Biggers of Lancaster and Quacey Davis of Sam Houston, Texas; three foster brothers, Monto Montgomery and Roger Miller of Kershaw, and Derrick White of Lancaster; and numerous other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Hugh Eugene 'Gene' McCoy

Hugh Eugene "Gene" McCoy, 100, of Bishopville, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at Tuomey Regional Medical Center, Sumter.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2 from Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery.

A native Lee County, Mr. McCoy was a farmer who was very proud of being the world's largest producer of okra from 1950 to 1973.

Surviving are two sons, John McCoy of Greenville, N.C., and Gene McCoy Jr. of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Ada McElveen of Lynchburg, Maida Sandel of Columbia, and Lucile Welsh of Clinton, N.C.; a brother, Emil McCoy of Pageland; five grandchildren, Allyson Hirsh of Myrtle Beach, Phillip McCoy of French Polynesia, Sandra McCoy of Satellite Beach, Fla., Susan McCoy (George) Allred of India Atlantic, Fla., and Hugh Eugene "Skip" McCoy III of Indian Harbour Beach; and three great-grandchildren, Connor Hugh Eugene McCoy IV and Killian McCoy of Indian Harbour Beach, and Alanna Estelle McCoy of French Polynesia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Jackie McKenzie

Jackie McKenzie, 56, of Patrick, died Wednesday, July 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 30 from House of Praise. Burial followed in Edwards Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Dillon, Mr. McKenzie was a son of the late Margaret McKenzie Tyler. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill and was a member of House of Praise.

Surviving are his wife, Polly McKenzie of the home; three sons, Heath McKenzie and Jimmy Truett both of the home, and H.L. Truett of Patrick; five daughters, Tonya DeBerry, Sandy McKenzie, Elaine Starling and Betty Ingram all of Hamlet, N.C., and Joann Lynn of Patrick; a twin brother, Frankie McKenzie of Wallace; a sister, Gail Childers of Rockingham, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Anna Grace Sellers

Anna Grace Sellers, infant, of Chesterfield, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.

Born in Florence, Anna Grace was a daughter of Bryan David and Melinda Ann Crowley Sellers.

Surviving are her parents of Chesterfield; a sister, Brittany Crawley of the home; a brother John Crawley of the home; paternal grandparents, Nicky Sellers and Doris Sellers of Chesterfield; a maternal grandfather, Gladd Gainey of Chesterfield; and paternal great-grandparents, the Rev. Wade and Elizabeth Miles of Ruby. Arrangements were entrusted to

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004

David Charles Smothers

David Charles Smothers, 34, of Lincolnton, N.C., Sunday, died July 25, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29 from Fairview Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Smothers was a son of Margaret Smothers Heavener and the late James B. Leopard. He was a retired auto mechanic.

Surviving are mother of Lincolnton; his wife, Joy Smothers of Myrtle Beach; three sons, Timmy Smothers and Davie Smothers of Myrtle Beach, and Michael Smothers of Lincolnton; a daughters, Angel Smothers of Lincolnton; a brother, George Edington of Lincolnton; a sister, Wendy Richardson of Lincolnton; and two grandmothers, Mary Lee Jenkins Smothers of Peachland, N.C., and Hazel Russo of Charlotte, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 5, 2004.

Deloris Avery

Deloris Avery, 45, died July 26, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2004 at St. James AME Zion Church in Chesterfield. Interment followed in the St. James AME Zion Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Avery was born on Aug. 6, 1959 to Rosena Chapman Avery and the late Anglish (Buddy) Avery. She graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1977 and was employed with INA, USA in Cheraw. She was a member of St. James AME Zion Church.

Surviving are her son, Brian Michael Funderburk of Chesterfield; a mother, Rosena Avery of Chesterfield; three sisters, Rosa Ratliff and Betty Pegues of Chesterfield, and Annie Rivers of Pageland; two brothers, Anglish Avery, Jr. of Chesterfield and Scotty Avery of Cheraw; two brothers-in-law, Larry Pegues of Chesterfield and Rickey Rivers of Pageland; six nieces; two nephews; three great-nieces; one god child; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Avery was preceded in death by her father, Anglish Avery, Sr.; three nieces, Deborah Ratliff, Monique Ratliff, and Alicia Pegues; three nephews, Jimmie Ratliff, Jr., Larry Pegues, Jr. and Bab Boy Pegues; and one brother-in-law, Jimmie Ratliff, Sr.Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Preston Burr

Thomas Preston Burr, 85, died Thurs-day, Aug. 5, 2004.

Mr. Burn was born in Chester-field County, a son of the late Burell Preston and Etna Katherine Campbell Burr. He was a retired employee of the S.C. Forestry Commission. Mr. Burr was a member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church and was a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220 for over 58 years.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Aletha Campbell Burr of the home; 2 daughters, Betty B. (Richard) Board of Patrick and Debbie B. (James) Phillips of Morven, N.C.; 4 grandchildren, Cathy Coleman, Stephen Board, Mike Phillips and Ryan Phillips; 3 great-grandchildren, Blakeney Coleman, Drake Phillips, and Kamryn Phillips; a step-mother, Hester Curtis Burr of Randleman, N.C.; 2 half-sisters, Margie Wright of Asheboro, N.C. and Ruth Green of Randleman; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Burr of Wadesboro, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hart Burr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

Charlie Bush

Charlie Bush, 85, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 at Reid's Memorial Funeral Chapel in Cheraw. Interment followed at Foundry Hill Cemetery in Cheraw.

Mrs. Bush was born on Oct. 31, 1919 in Bearden, Ark. She was the daughter of the late George Hunter and Nettie Anderson Hunter. She was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Detroit, Mich.

Surviving are a daughter, Marie (Isiah) Cammons of Cheraw; a brother, Charles Hunter of Detroit; two sisters, Lovell Houston and Mary Ruth Simmons of Detroit; 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Alan Flynn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

Robert F. Carnes

Robert F. Carnes, 83, of Pageland, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 from Wolf Pond Baptist Church.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Carnes was a son of John and Pearl Nash Carnes. He had retired with Clark Industrial Trucking Company

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Eubanks Carnes; and two daughters, Robin Carnes and Karen Demby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004

 

 

Henley Thomas Clark

Henley Thomas Clark, 70, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw. The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48 St., Myrtlle beach, S.C. 29577; or Carolina Community Hospice, 3096 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, S.C. 29107.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Clark was a son of the late William Walter and Mary Evelyn Thompson Clark. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cheraw. Mr. Clark was retired from the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Surviving are two brothers, Francis "Buddy" Clark of Leesville, and Walter "Junior" Clark of Catawaba; two sisters, Kathleen C. Collins of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Ruth C. Rutledge of Lexington.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

James Wilson Duvall Sr.

James Wilson Duvall Sr., 82, of Pensacola, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004.

A funeral services was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 from First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Randon Jackson and Dr. Roger Nicholson officiating.

Mr. Duvall was a native of Cheraw and had resided in Pensacola since 1963. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech with the class of 1943. He served his country during World War II, aboard the USS Rowan in the Pacific. After his military service, he worked and retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He was a Rotarian and a member of the Navy League. Mr. Duvall was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon and Elder.

Surviving are his wife, Anne Duvall; son, James W.(Dee Hampton) Duvall, Jr. niece, Nancy (Guy) Hargrove; nephew Howard (Jane) Duvall; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his father, Howard M. Duvall Sr.; mother, Margaret Malloy Duvall; and brother, Howard M. Duvall, Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

 

John Melvin Fedd

John Melvin Fedd, 66, died Friday, July 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 at Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church in Cheraw. Interment followed at J.C. Broome Memorial Garden.

Mr. Fedd was born in Marlboro County on Feb. 28, 1938 to Melvin Fedd and Elouise Easterling Fedd. He married the late Denise L. Fedd.

Surviving are a dear friend, Bennie-sene Townsend; two sisters, Jewel (Eugene) Williams of Charlotte, N.C. and Thelma (Jesse) Brown of Cheraw; one brother, Jerome (Gloria) Streater of Marion; five sons, Marvin Fedd of Nichols; John (Ernestine) Fedd of Avon Park, Fla.; Michael (Icelia) Fedd of Sarasota, Fla.; Robert (Elizabeth) Fedd of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Marlon (Lanetta) Fedd of Bishopville; four daughters, Carolyn (Rudolph) Shuler of Santee; Elousie (Arnold) Griffith of Plainfield, N.J., Ella Mae Brice of Sebring, Fla. And Takeisha (James) Leak of Cheraw; 31 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Denise L. Fedd; a brother, Alexander Fedd; a sister, Melouise Fedd, and a grandchild, Alfredo Brice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

J. Harold Gibson

J. Harold Gibson, 64, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004.A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004 at Cheraw Family Worship Center. Burial followed in Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Gibson was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late John C. "Lummie" and Bertha Kirley Gibson. He was a retired employee of Glenn Manufacturing and a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Shelby Strickland Gibson of the home; two sons, Stewart H. (Cindy) Gibson of Chesterfield and Randall (Angie) Gibson of Patrick; two daughters, Teresa Atkinson and Rena (J.D.) Albright, both of Ruby; one step-son, Walter (Lesa) Weber of Fort Mill; four step-daughters; five brothers; four sisters; 22 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Genora Gibson Faile.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published August 12, 2004.

John Lee Griffin

John Lee Griffin, 78, of Charlotte, N.C., died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 from McEwen Charlotte Chapel with the Rev. T.J. Thompson officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Griffin was a son of the late James Parks Griffin and Mae Hicks Griffin. He was a member of Thomasboro Presbyterian Church and Paw Creek American Legion Post 353.

Mr. Griffin graduated from Thomas-boro High School in 1942. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II on convoy ships to Russia. Mr. Griffin retired from the banking industry after 30 years of service. He began a second career in real estate and moving and remodeling homes.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl Margaret Rufas Griffin; two sons, John Michael (Beverly) Griffin and Steven Alan (Jill) Griffin; six grandchildren, Patti, Robin, Shannon, Jason, Logan and Stevie; four great-grandchildren, Brett, Taylor, Savannah and Victoria; and three brothers, J. P. Griffin, Glen Griffin and Charles Griffin.

Arrangements by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Services. Published August 12, 2004.

Mary Flowers McAlpine

Mary Flowers McAlpine, 86, of Clinton, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at Kerr-Johnson Healthcare Unit, Presbyterian Home in Clinton, after a lengthy illness.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Union, with Drs. Dennis Tedder and B.E. Pettit officiat-ing. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 from Framp-ton Hall of the Presbyterian Home in Clinton.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Home of S.C., P.O. Box 210037, Columbia, S.C. 29221-0037.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. McAlpine was a daughter of the late Harry Allen Flowers and Grace Anderson Flowers. She was a 1939 graduate of Winthrop College and taught Home Economics at New Prospect and Lockhart high schools. After moving to Spartanburg, she was a teacher and later director of Westminister Presbyterian Day School at Westminister Presbyterian Church where she received numerous awards for program excellence. Mrs. McAlpine was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton.

Surviving are her husband, Laurens Elliott McAlpine of Clinton; two sons, Dr. Laurie Allen (Pamela) McAlpine of

 

Murrells Inlet, and John Matheson (Mary) McAlpine of Odom, Ga.; four grandchildren, Katherine Elliott McAlpine of Charlotte, N.C., Anna Carter McAlpine of Arlington, Va., and John Matheson McAlpine and Elizabeth Marie McAlpine both of Odom; and a sister, Frances Flowers Koontz of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Laurie Allen Flowers and Hazel Woods Flowers.

Arrangements were entrusted to The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

Jackie McKenzie

Jackie McKenzie, 56, of Patrick, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 30 from House of Praise. Burial followed in Edwards Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Dillon, Mr. McKenzie was a son of the late Margaret McKenzie Tyler. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill and was a member of House of Praise.

Surviving are his wife, Polly McKenzie of the home; three sons, Heath McKenzie and Jimmy Truett both of the home, and H.L. Truett of Patrick; five daughters, Tonya DeBerry, Sandy McKenzie, Elaine Starling and Betty Ingram all of Hamlet, N.C., and Joann Lynn of Patrick; a twin brother, Frankie McKenzie of Wallace; a sister, Gail Childers of Rockingham, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

Dr. Percival Perry

Dr. Percival Perry, 88, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 after an extended illness.

A celebration to honor him and his life was conducted in Wait Chapel on the Wake Forest University campus by The Rev. Richard Groves at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9. A graveside funeral service was held in Chesterfield Cemetery at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Memorials may be made to the Williams Day Care and Alzheimer's Center, 231 Melrose St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.

Born in Chesterfield, Dr. Perry was a son of Dr. William J. and Essie Buchanan Perry. He was educated in Chesterfield schools, served as president of the senior class, and was a three-letterman in the sports of football, basketball and baseball. He earned a B.A., cum laude, from Wake Forest College in 1937. While there, he was awarded several medals for academic excellence. He was president of the senior class as well as the student legislature and was inducted into The Golden Baugh Leadership and Scholarship Fraternity. He received his M.A. from Rutger's University in 1940 and his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1947. He was a Fellow at both Rutger's and Duke. Dr. Perry was awarded a Carnegie Grant and a university research leave from Duke to study in London.

Dr. Perry was a Wake Forest University professor emeritus of history. His teaching career at Wake Forest spanned 48 years. Dr. Perry served as the Dean of the Summer School from 1960-87. He was honored with many outstanding awards and recognitions throughout his career including the North American Association Summer Session Award for the Most Creative and Innovative Summer Program in 1983. He also worked with Nicholas Bragg and Barbara Babcock Millhouse in the creation of the American Foundations Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Reynolda House. Dr. Perry was a member of several organizations including American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and served from 1960-65 as a member of the North Carolina Commission for Historical Markers. He additionally served as president of the North Carolina Historical Society in 1969 and as president of the North Carolina Summer Session Deans in 1971.

Dr. Perry was published in the Journal of Southern History, the North Carolina Historical Review, in both the Encyclopedia of Southern History and the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and the Encyclopedia of American Conservation and Forest History. He was a contributor to The Raleigh News and Observer's 400th Anniversary Edition and spoke during the Wachovia Historical Society's 100th Anniversary Meeting at Old Salem.

At Wake Forest Dr. Perry was actively involved with the University Senate, and was honored as Mace Bearer for the Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1984 and the Mace Bearer for the Processional at the inauguration of President Hearn in 1983.

Dr. Perry also served as a Sunday School teacher, Boy Scout leader, and Deaconate for Wake Forest University Church on the Reynolda campus, where he was a charter member. During World War II, Dr. Perry served with the United States Army in the European Theater assigned to Head-quarters as a member of the XII Corps, Third Army. He first plotted and maintained the ammunition depot and then served as interpreter for Gen. George S. Patton during the Battle of the Bulge in Gelgium and the subsequent march through Europe into Austria.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Ruthven Perry, Registrar Emeritus at Wake Forest University; a son, William Percival Perry and fiancee, Karen Pickles, of Greenville, N.C.; and two brothers, Dr. William Perry and Dr. Jerry Perry both of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by a son, Alexander Ruthven Perry.

Arrangements were entrusted to Vogler Reynolda Road Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

Sandra Brock Stubbs

Sandra Brock Stubbs, 61, of Bennettsville, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004 in Washington, N.C.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 in Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville, with the Rev Diane Cutler officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation 6350 N. Andrews Ave., Ft Lauderdale, Fla. 33309

Born in Scotland County, N.C., Mrs. Stubbs was a daughter of the late Preston Thomas and Annie Jane Sanderson Brock. She was a member of Ware's Chapel United Methodist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Milton Stubbs Sr. of the home; two sons, Thomas Milton Stubbs Jr. of Charlotte, and Charles Scott Stubbs of Canton, Ill.; a brother, Donald Brock of Charlotte; two sisters, Roselyn Chinnis of Charlotte, and Margaret Miller of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and three granddaughters Taylor Jade Stubbs of Washington, and McKenzie Stubbs and McKayla Stubbs of New Bern, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Turnage

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Turnage, 61, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Hurst Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Wilkerson, 336 Womble Hill Road, Chesterfield, S.C., 29709.

Ms. Turnage was born in Florence, a daughter of the late Wallace and Newell Graves Turnage. She was a retired Seamstress and a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Donny McGill of Chesterfield; a daughter, Ann (Philip) Multer of Holly Hill; four brothers, Ronnie Turnage of Chesterfield, Wayne Turnage of Society Hill, Joseph Turnage of Pageland, and Steve Turnage of Cheraw; one step-grandchild, Micki Multer; and seven sisters.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

Jerome Paul 'J.P.' Williams

Jerome Paul "J.P." Williams, 78, of Leesville, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 from Oak Grove Baptist Church in Fairview with the Revs. Herb Gladden and Mark Collins officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Mr. Williams was a son of the late Avander Jerome and Suzanne Johnson Williams, and was the widower of Evelyn Clark Williams. Mr. Williams was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He worked as a truck driver for McLean Trucking Company for 25 years, and was a radio evangelist on W.B.L.R. radio station.

Surviving are two sons, Dr. Joseph (Sandy) Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark (Tonya) Williams of Irmo; three daughters, Kathy (Roddy) Shumpert of Leesville, Jean (Tommy) Parks of Climax, N.C., and Linda Fleury of Aiken; two brothers, John Hilton Williams of Gilbert, and Charles Williams of Summerville; a sister, Gladys Lucas of Leesville; 13 grand-children; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Paul Williams; a daughter, Pam Morris; two brothers, Oscar Williams and Hoyt Williams; and three sisters, Pauline Hendrix Rodgers, Juanita Davis and Emma Kyzer.

Arrangements were entrusted to Milton Shealy Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 12, 2004.

James Boyd 'J.B.' Aycock

James Boyd "J.B." Aycock, of Cheraw, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 from Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Aycock was a son of the late Melvin Samuel Aycock and Ella Boan Aycock Moree. He was a retired employee of Stanley Tools, and a member of the Cheraw Church of God where he was a member of the Prayer Team. He was also a member of the Senior Circle.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Deese Aycock of the home; two sons, James M. Aycock of Effingham, and Roger (Carolyn) Deese of Cheraw; two daughters, Donna (Gene) Wallace of Hartsville, and Sandra (Steve) Turnage of Cheraw; a sister, Margaret Davis of Cheraw; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

James L. 'Bill' Black

James L. "Bill Black, 52, of Delaware, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held Friday, August 6, 2004 at St. Paul U.A.M.E. Church in Delaware. Interment followed at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Born in Florence, S.C., Mr. Black was a son of Mrs. Gertie B. Ross and the late Ernest Black. He received his early education at Savannah Grove Elementary School, and graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1971. Mr.Black was married to Ethel Ferguson in 1972; and from this union, two daughters were born. He worked for the Chrysler Corporation and was a member of UAW Local 1183. He retired on Aug. 31, 2001 after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul U.A.M.E. Church.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Ethel Black; two daughters, Kenyetta and Jameca Black; his mother, Gertie B. Ross; mother-in-law, Bobbie Ferguson; seven brothers; four sisters; five brother-in-laws; nine sister-in-laws; six uncles; seven aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Ida Mae Johnson, and his paternal grandparents, Sam and Annie Black, as well as his father, Ernest Black.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bell Memorial Chapel of Delaware. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Betty Beasley Blackwell

Betty Beasley Blackwell, 80, of McBee, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 13 from the Union United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Union Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Blackwell was a daughter of the late Vangelee and Lolla Mae Blackwell Beasley. She was a member of Union Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lester J. Blackwell of McBee; a son, George L. Blackwell of Columbia; a brother, Bobby Beasley of McBee; two sisters, Patricia Wall of Columbia, and Virginia Outlaw of McBee; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Talmadge Leroy Bryant

Talmadge Leroy Bryant, 79, of Macon, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004 at Flemming Funeral Chapel. Interment followed in Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.

Mr. Bryant was born April 19, 1929, a son of the late Albert and Virginia Bittle Bryant. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County, where he lived for many years before moving to Charlotte, N.C., and then onto Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are a wife, Dora Bryant; a son, Leroy Bagley of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Jackie of Philadelphia, Pa.; one brother, Cleother W. Bryant of Morven, N.C.; six sisters; a brother-in-law; 14 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lottie B. Crallie.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Catherine Williams Cue

Catherine Williams Cue, 46, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 at First Baptist Church. A burial service followed at Gillespie Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Cue was a daughter of George Cue. She was a 1977 graduate of Cheraw High School, where she met Jackie Cue. They were married and blessed with three children. She was employed at Cheraw Healthcare for over 20 years, where she worked as a C.N.A. Supervisor. She was a member of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, and a member of the Wings Over Zion Choir.

Surviving are her husband, Jackie Cue of Wallace; her children, Tangela Cue of Rock Hill, Mario Cue and Jacqueline Cue of the home; a special son, Carlos Cue of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Earlie Ariana and Tyrese Keishon Cue of Florence and Jessie and Elsie Williams of Wallace; two sisters, Margaret A. Grooms of Cheraw and Ethel W. (Nick) Moore of Columbia; four brothers; father and mother-in-law, George (Margrite) Cue of Cheraw; three brother-in-laws; five sister-in-laws; 12 aunts; three uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Albert Williams, a sister, Gail Patricia Williams, and a brother-in-law, Gary Cue.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Delories Hancock

Delories Hancock, 45, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2004 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Miss Hancock was a daughter of the late Theodore Hancock and Mrs. Henrietta Davis Hancock. She attended the Chesterfield County School System, and after graduation, worked at Skyline Elkay Industries, Cabin Creek Apparels and Sandhill Quilting. She was employed at INA until her illness. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her only daughter, Tonya C. Hancock of Cheraw; her brother, James Jr. Hancock of Cheraw; three sisters, Melinda Lloyd, Rebecca Moody and Felicia Johnson, all of Cheraw; a special aunt, Barbara Sims; a boyfriend, James C. Smith of Chesterfield; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Jessie Humphrey

Jessie Humphrey died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004 at Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Wallace. Burial followed in Foundary Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Humphrey was a daughter of the late Morris and Mary Humphrey. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Bessie (Easter) Blakney of Cheraw; three nieces, Carolyn Chamberlain and Alice Wright, both of Cheraw, and Pearl (Theodore) Goodman of Bennettsville; four nephews, Joseph Williams, James Williams, and Bernard Wright, all of Cheraw, and George (JoAnn) Williams of Rockingham, N.C.; nine great-nieces; eight great-nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Humphrey; two sisters, Inez Williams and Rochel Ryan; and one nephew, Lawrence Humphrey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Reginald 'Reggie' Huneycutt

Reginald "Reggie" Huneycutt, 54, of Hartsville, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Revs. David Surrett, Danny Pierce and Tommy Browne officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Huneycutt was a son of Mary Florence Stogner Huneycutt and the late the Rev. L.A. Huneycutt. He was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church, was employed with Clanton's Auto Auction, was a pianist at Wesley United Methodist Church and Cornerstone Baptist Church, and was a member of the DAV Hartsville No. 47. Mr. Huneycutt attended the University of South Carolina and was a graduate of Coker College. He was United States veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are a son, Jeff (Crystal) Huneycutt of Hartsville; a daughter, Amy (James David) Lindler of Irmo; a granddaughter, Andrea Huneycutt of Hartsville; a sister, Mary Griggs Sullivan of Hartsville; and a brother, the Rev. W.D. (Shirley) Huneycutt of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Kay Sellers Lisenby

Kay Sellers Lisenby, 54, of Chester-field, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or to a charity of ones choice.

Mrs. Lisenby was born in Newport News, Va., a daughter of Alfred Smith Sellers and Margaret Douglas Kneece. She was a graduate of Winthrop University and was an employee of Chesterfield County Department of Social Services in Child Protective Services. She was a member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Andy Lisenby of the home; two sons, Marshall Hendricks and fiancee of Cheraw, and Sam Lisenby of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Tracy (Chris) Burr of Chesterfield; a mother, Margaret Douglas Kneece of Chesterfield; a father, Alfred S. Sellers of Chesterfield; a brother, Alfred S. Sellers, Jr. of Chesterfield; two sisters, Crystal (Jerry) Steen of Chesterfield and Teressa (Darrell) Keeling of Roseburg, Ore.; and two grand-children, Dillon Burr and Courtney C. (Nicholas) Webb.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

 

Judy Lewis McConnell

Judy Lewis McConnell, 46, of Pelion died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, after a battle with cancer.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 from Suburban Baptist Church, West Columbia.

Memorials may be made to Angela McConnell Spires, 195 George Brown Road, Pelion, S.C. 29123.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. McConnell was a daughter of the late Steve and Alice Gardener Lewis, Cayce, and the widow of David Earl McConnell.

Surviving are a daughter, Angela McConnell (Kelvin) Spires of Pelion; a son, Dylan Hutto of Gaston; two grandchildren, Dalton Helms and Kayla Spires of Pelion; and several brothers and sisters that she found later in life survive.

Arrangements were entrusted to South Carolina Cremation & Memorial Society. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

John Henry McCoy

John Henry McCoy, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held Aug. 9, 2004 at the Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial followed in the Foundary Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. McCoy was a son of the late John and Nannie Johnson McCoy.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Dewitt McCoy of Society Hill; two sons, Floyd D. McCoy of Society Hill and Robert of Cheraw; three grandchildren; two sisters, Lucy M. Johnson of Farrell, Pa. And Mary M. Dogans of Fayetteville, N.C.; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

James Dennis Millen, Sr.

James Dennis Millen Sr., 74, of Harts-ville, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, 500 Taylor St., Suite 101, Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Born in Tabor City, N.C., Mr. Millen was a son of the late H.D. and Dorothy Segars Millen. He was retired from Sonoco Products Co. with 38 years of service and was a member of the Old Timers Club. He served in the United States Navy.

Surviving are his wife, Jewel Ingram Millen of Hartsville; two sons, James D. (Carol) Millen of Raleigh, N.C., and David B. (Wendy) Millen of Hartsville; a daughter, Jane I. Millen of Murrells Inlet; two sisters, Michal (Richard) Baird of Society Hill, Glenda M. Terrell of Hartsville; a brother, Fred S. Millen of Dovesville; and five grandchildren, Meredith Millen, Meagan Millen, Margaret Millen, Ann Millen and Scott Millen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

 

James Wilson Mixon

James Wilson Mixon, 86, of Cheraw, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials can be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 100 Murray Drive, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or a charity of ones choice.

Mr. Mixon was born in Estill, S.C., the son of the late Beulah Trowell and William Michael Mixon. He lived most of his life in Cheraw. Mr. Mixon served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theater as a U.S. Marine fighting in the Guadalcanal. He retired from James Fabrics, Burlington Industries after 37 years of service. He was a longtime member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and served as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon.

Surviving are two sons, James Wilson (Barbara) Mixon, Jr. of Rome, Ga. And Michael Luther (Robin) Mixion of Panama City Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Miriam Mixon (Steve) Burn of Columbia; four grandsons, James and Shane Mixon of Atlanta, Ga.; Chip (Betsy) burn of Columbia; and Corey Mixon of Panama City Beach, Fla.; and one great-grandson, Connor Patton Burn.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Vera Boan Mixon; a sister, Eudell Matheson; and a brother, Herbert Mixon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

David Harold Parker

David Harold Parker, 54, of Ruby, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Ruby Cemetery.

Mr. Parker was born in Charlotte, N.C., a son of the late Hubert Jackson and Mary Lee Sellers Parker. He was a merchant and a member of the Ruby Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Terri P. (Dean) Lisenby of Florence; one daughter-in-law, Jani Parker Brock of Cheraw; one brother, Jack Parker of Ruby; one nephew, C.J. Parker of Charlotte; and four grandchildren, Breanna and Tripp Lisenby, and Scott and Josh Parker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Jack Leland Russell

Jack Leland Russell, 40, of McBee, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17 from Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Dodds officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Tacoma, Wash., Mr. Russell was a son of Joel Nathaniel and Shelby Jean Selph Russell.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Johnson Russell of McBee; a daughter, Amber Russell of McBee; three sisters, Joanne Hopkins of Manning, Jill Russell of Columbia, and Sandy Noonan of Columbia; two brothers, Billy Russell of McBee, and Joel N. Russell Jr. of Columbia; 26 nieces and nephews;

three great-nieces and two great-nephews. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Ronnie Dewayne Wayne Smith

Ronnie Dewayne Wayne Smith, age 34, of Darlington, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13 from Belk Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Smith was a son of Ronnie Smith and the late Linda Lloyd Smith. He was employed with Modern Maintenance and was a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his father are his step-mother, Regina Smith of Cheraw, are a son, Ronnie Dewayne Smith Jr. of Sumter; two sisters, Marcie (Joey) Blackwell, and Linda Faye Smith all of Darlington; two stepbrothers, Brandon Lee Hunt and Jonathon Adam Hunt both of Cheraw; a stepsister, Samantha Victoria Hunt of Cheraw; two special aunts. Frankie Smith and Joyce Garrison; five nieces and nephews; and his fiancée, Debra Wadlington.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

 

Lessie Teal Watson

Lessie Teal Watson, age 74, of Lancaster, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The Celebration of Life Service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 15 from Hartley Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tony Adams and Dave Nichols officiating. Burial followed in Osceola United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wat-son was a daughter of the late John Gary Teal and Mary Davis Teal and was the wife of the Rev. J. Bert Watson. Mrs. Watson was a homemaker and a member of Osceola United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of the home; two sons, Gary (Delta) Watson and Mike (Lisa) Watson all of Lancaster; a daughter, Beth W. (Bratton) Ramsey of Hickory Grove; six grandchildren, Allan Ramsey, Amy Ramsey, Erin Watson, Nick Watson, Chad Watson and Lauren Watson; two great-grandchildren, Wesley Ramsey and Grady Ramsey; and a special niece, Crystal Miller.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Jenny T. Campbell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams, 67, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004 at Bethel United Methodist Church.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Williams was a son of the late Neil and Everlena Williams. He attended public school in Marlboro County. He moved to Vineland, N.J. as a young man, where he lived until he returned to Cheraw in 1986.

Surviving are Nelson (Mary Williams) of Cheraw; Neil (Rachel) Williams, Frankie (Jeannie) Williams of Wallace; one aunt, Lillie Mae McCall of Cheraw; one special nephew, Gregory Thomas of Cheraw; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004

James E. Workman

James E. Workman, 51, died Wednes-day, Aug. 11, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004 at Mt. Mary Baptist Church. Interment followed at Mt. Mary Church Cemetery.

Mr. Workman was a son of Mrs. Ethel Mae Workman and the late James Edward Workman, Sr. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County, and was employed by the South Carolina Department of Highways and Transportation, from which he retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Mary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his mother, Ethel Mae Workman; three children, Kenny Charles McBride and Diana Byrd of Cheraw, and Sheila (Dexter) Dogans of Baumholder, Germany; two sisters, Laura Issac and Doris Workman, both of Cheraw; one brother, Gabe Work-man of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Tyreka Harrington and Elisha Dogans, both of Baumholder; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Legett, Thomas Matthew, and Lawerence George Workman, all of Patrick.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 19, 2004.

Lamar S. Baker

Lamar S. Baker, 76, died Sunday, August 22, 2004

A funeral service was held at 4 p. m., Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at Edwards Chapel Baptist Church in Society Hill. Burial followed in the Harris Creek Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Harris Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., 3300 Byrd Road, Society Hill, S. C. 29593.

Born in Lake City, he was a son of the late Irvin McSwain and Sue Elizabeth Hancock Baker. He was member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church, a Mason and A U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Mr. Baker was a truck driver with Hennis Freight Line for 35 years. He like to go fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Sally Keith Baker of Society Hill; two sons, Lamar Baker, Jr. of Society Hill and Larry Baker of Hartsville; a daughter, Susie Brock of Wallace; a sister, Violet Bartell of Murrells Inlet; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin McSwain and Sue Elizabeth Hancock Baker, and two brothers, Irvin and Trubert Baker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

James L. "Bill" Black

James L. "Bill" Black, 52, of Delaware, died Monday Aug. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held Friday, August 6, 2004 at St. Paul U.A.M.E. Church in Delaware. Interment followed at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

Born in Florence, S. C., Mr. Black was a son of Mrs. Gertie B. Ross and the late Ernest Black, he received his early education at Savannah Grove Elementary School and graduated from P.S. DuPoint High School in 1971. Mr. Black was married to Ethel Ferguson in 1972; and from this union, two daughters were born. He worked for the Chrysler Corporation and was a member of UAW Local 1183. He retired on Aug. 31, 2001 after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul U.A.M.E. Church.

Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Ethel Black; two daughters, Kenyetta and Jamaica Black; his mother Gertie B. Ross; mother-in-law, Bobbie Fergu-son; seven brothers, Donald, Arthur, Archie, Robert, Ernest, Reginald and Gerald Black; four sisters, Ernestine Parker, Ernestine Blackwell, Doris Davis and Jackie Ruffin; five brother-in-law; nine sister-in-laws; six uncles; seven aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Ida Mae Johnson, and his paternal grandparents, Sam and Annie Black, as well as his father Ernest Black.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bell Memorial Chapel of Delaware. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

 

Betty Jean Bostic

Betty Jean Bostic, 52, died Monday, August 16, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2:300 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2004 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bostic , born in Chesterfield County, was a daughter of Mary L. Cassidy and the late George D. Cassidy. She went to school in Chesterfield County, and when she graduated, she joined the United States Army. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Jerome Hooks of Fort Worth, Texas and Tyrone (Shalanda) Hooks of Charlotte, N. C. ; three grandchildren, Crystal Hooks, Tyrone Hooks, and Makayla Hooks, all of Charlotte; five brothers, George (Roberta) Cassidy, Warren (Wilhemina) Cassidy, David (Callie) Cassidy, Stacy (Ruby) Cassidy and Dennis (Wanda) Cassidy, all of Cheraw; five sisters, Jennie (Walt) Campbell, Mary (James) Matthews, Ophelia (Freddy) Little, Patricia (Daniel) Scott, and Amy Cassidy, all also of Cheraw; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, the late George D. Cassidy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avery Cleveland Buchanan

Avery Cleveland Buchanan, of Jefferson, 72, died Monday, August 23, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at Mace-donia Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S. C. 29709; or Mace-donia Baptist Church "Youth Fund", c/o Ellen Middleton, 3944 Johnson Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Mr. Buchanan was born in Cleveland County in North Carolina, a son of the Late Robert Avery and Lucille Connor Buchanan. He was a retired con-struction industry employee and a U.S. Marine Veteran. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving area a wife of 51 years, Peggy Hood Buchanan of the home; two sons, Jeff Buchanan and Chris Buchanan, both of Jefferson; two daughters, Jean Hinson and Donna Oliver of Jefferson; two brothers, Edmund J. Buchanan and Ronald E. Buchanan of Fort Mill; three sisters, Lois Bennett and Glenn Morton, both of Rock Hill, and Gayle Hill of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Amber and Kristin Buchanan and Dale Oliver, all of Jefferson; and Nikki Oliver of Fayetteville; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

 

Catherine Williams Cue

Catherine Williams Cue, 56, died Monday, August 9, 2004 at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2004 at First Baptist Church. A burial service followed at Gillespie Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Cue was a daughter of Jesse and Elsie Williams. She was 1977 graduate of Cheraw High School, where she met Jackie Cue. They were married and blessed with three children. She was employed at Cheraw Heathcare for over 20 years, where she worked as a C.N.A. supervisor. She was a member of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, and a member of the Wings Over Zion Choir.

Surviving are her husband, Jackie Cue of Wallace; her children, Tangela Cue of Rock Hill, Mario Cue and Jacquline Cue of the home; a special son, Carlos Cue of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Earlie Seiana Cue and Tyrese Keishon Cue of Florence; her mother, Elsie Williams of Wallace; her father Jessie Williams, also of Wallace; two sisters, Margaret S. Grooms of Cheraw and Ethel W. (Nick) Moore of Columbia; four brothers, Jessie (Evette) Williams, Jr., Perry (Sheila) Williams, Jerry (Rebecca) Williams of Bennettsville, and Robert E. (Debbie) Boston of N.J., father and mother-in-law George and Marguerite Cue of Cheraw; five brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; 12 aunts; three uncles; and a host of other friends and relatives.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Albert Williams; a sister, Gail Patricia Williams: and a brother-in-law, Gary Cue.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

Kathleen Stuart Henderson

Kathleen Stuart Henderson, 79, of Cheraw, died Sunday, August 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw. Interment followed in Bush River Memorial Gardens in Lexington.

 

Memorials may be made to First Care c/o First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Born in Liberty, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Coda Naomi Reid Stewart. She was the wife of the late John P. Henderson. Mrs Hender-son was a former employee of Belk Department Stores and was retired from the Bank of America. She was a member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra H. Barbour of Cheraw; two sons, Sam Henderson of Simpsonville, and Joe Henderson of Lexington; five grand-children, Sam Henderson, Clay Barbour, Jay Woodard, Sarah Hender-son, and Rebekah Henderson; and one great-grandchild, Anna Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Henderson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

Bernice Tarlton Hinson

Bernice Tarlton Hinson, of Patrick, 67, died Friday, August 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, August 23, 2004 at Miller –Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapal. Burial followed in Hinson Cemetery.

Mrs. Hinson was born in Patrick, a daughter of the late Wesley Steel and Lillie Tarlton. She was a homemaker and attended Bethesda United Methodist Church. She was married to the late James Riley Hinson.

Surviving are two sons, James (Rachel) Stewart Hinson of Concord, N.C. and Terry Hinson of Patrick; one daughter, Edna (Kenny) Moot of Patrick, four brothers, Ronny Armstrong of N.C., and Johnny and Ervin Roscoe, both of Cheraw; two sisters, Doris Arnette and Cheryl Andrews; four grandchildren. and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Riley Hinson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

Martha Louise McKinnon

Martha Louse McKinnon, 54, died Monday, August 16, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2004 at New Life Faith Christian Center in Cheraw. Interment followed in Mont-rose Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McKinnon was a daughter of Mary Louise McCray and the late Curlee Cue. She was educated in Chesterfield County and Marlboro County public schools. She was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband Julian McKinnon, Sr.; three sons, Julian McKinnon, Jr., Kaslo McKinnon, both of Hamlet, N.C. and Markel McKinnon of the home; Angela McKinnon and Judy Mae McKinnon of Hamlet; her mother, Mary Whitefield of Cheraw; four sisters, Shirley Bridges, Linda Cue Margaret Ann Tate and Maggie Jean Cue, all of Cheraw; three brothers, Jeffery (Lindel) Whitefield, John Cue, both of Cheraw, and James ( Doris) McCray, of Kannapolis, N.C.; one uncle Bobby McCray of Phoenix; four aunts; 11 grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

James Edward Miller

James Edward Miller, 78, died Monday, August 16, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 2004 at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Pageland. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Miller was a son of Annie B. Miller and the late Jimmie Buchanan. He attended the public schools of Aliquippa, Pa. He worked at J&L Steel Company for 25 years. He was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Pageland.

Surviving are a loving wife of 12 yeas, Joanne of the home; one son, Stan Mosley of Aliquippa; six daughters, Karen Kimbrough, Melissa Miller, Michelle Miller, all of Pittsburgh, Pa., Tracy (Michael) Black, Sarita (Arthur) Motton, both of Aliquippa, and Jamie Miller of the home; one sister, Betty (Louis) Jackson of Collinwood, N.J.; one brother, Alphonso Miller of Jefferson; two stepchildren, Valerie Robinson of Charlotte, N.C. and Stacey Robinson of Ruby; one uncle, Wade Miller of Columbia; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

William Edward Shoemake

William Edward Shoemake, of Patrick, 59, died Friday, August 20, 2004

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, soo4 at St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Shoemake was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Lonnie Edward and Edith Jauanita Talbert Shoemake. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Shoemake was married to the late Shirley Jean Gainey Shoemake.

Survifors are a son, Edward (Ginger) Dean Shoemake of Hartsville; two daughters, Tina Louise Smith of Hartsville, and Brenda (Steve) Lee Winburn of Patrick; one brother, Laverne Shoemake of Patrick; two sisters, Tillie Scott and Reatha Roscoe of Patrick: two stepdaughters, Tammy (Ernest) Roscoe of Patrick and Deneene (Steven) Rivers of McBee; four grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

John Quincy Strong

John Quincy Strong, 96, died Satur-day, August 14, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 3004 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wallace. Burial followed in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Mr. Strong was born in Marlboro County, a son of the late Annie and John Strong. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He participatd in activities of the Wallace Family Life Center, including worship services and bingo. He was married to the late Louise Grace Strong.

Surviving are his children Calvin Quick Jr. and Maurice Strong, Mona (James) McDonald, Nora (Isaiah) Kelly, Mar-garet Strong, and Gloria Williams all of Bennetsville; Willie Green of Patrick and Freddie Quic, Sr. of Cheraw; Fifi (Barney) Means of Columbia, Hazel (Gary) Littles of Hamlet, N. C. , Sarah (Mike) Spann of High Point, N.C.; Shawn (Glenn) Manning and Libbie Strong of Charlotte, N.C.; Jerome (Mamie) Pearson of Fort Worth Texas; Bobbie Bethea of Manhattan, N.Y., Cynthia Quick of Washington, D.C. and Michael Strong of Baltimore, Mary-land; and one sister, Annie Williams of Bennettsville; 39 grand-children; 19 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Grace Strong.

Arrangements entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

Walter Pierce Webster

Walter Pierce Webster, of Chesterfield, 80, died Thursday, August 19, 2004.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2004 at Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte, N.C.

Mr. Webster was born in Hope Mills, N.C., a son of the late Timothy and Elizabeth Koonce Webster.

He was a retired truck driver and U.S. Marine Veteran. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Dolly Morgan Webster of the home; one son, Walter (Debra) Ray Webster of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Robert L. Webster and Timothy Webster of Chesterfield; three grandchildren and one great-grand-child.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lacy Webster.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004.

 

Carl Kenneth "Kenny" Welch

Carl Kenneth "Kenny" Welch, of Chesterfield, 58, died Wednesday, August 18, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2004 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Mr. Welch was born in Columbia, a son of the late William Lawson Welch and Nan Douglas Leucht. He was a retired law enforcement officer with 35 years of service. He began his Career in Law Enforcement with the Chesterfield Police Dept. in 1970 and served as Chesterfield Chief of Police from 1973-1978. He became an investigator with Chesterfield County Sheriff Dept. in 1978, and was elected Sheriff of Chesterfield County in 1993, serving as Sheriff until retirement in 2002. Mr. Welch was a former member of the Chesterfield Fire Dept. with 25 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Teresa Curtis Welch of the home; two sons, Carl Kenneth "Kenny" (Ashley) Welch, Jr. of Chesterfield and Clint Welch of the home; two brothers William L. (Billy)

Welch of Shreveport, La. And Alvin Richard (Ricky) Welch of Columbia; and two sisters, Teresa (Terrie) Ridge-way of Haines City, Fla. And Deborah (Debbie) Welch of Key West, Fla.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 26, 2004

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Lester H. Galyon

Lester H. Galyon, 77, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27 in Lynnhurst Cemetery.

Mr. Galyon was a graduate of Rutledge High School and attended Carson Newman College. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Navy. He worked in several positions with Bell Systems and retired after 42 years from AT&T. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #244. For many years he was a Boy Scout leader in Florida and Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Galyon of Knoxville; three daughters, Lynda (Robert) Szulc of Knoxville, Valerie (the Rev. Luis) Gargiulo of Jefferson, and Laura (Louie) DeLorenzo of Crossville; a son, Lester W. (Karen) Galyon of Chick-amauga, Ga.; eight grand-children, Jon (Tawana) Byron, Laura (Ryan) Driscoll, Rachel Galyon, Michael Galyon and Eric Galyon, Heather DeLorenzo, Joseph Lorenzo and Drew DeLorenzo; and and six great-grand-children, Alexis Galyon, Byron Galyon, Marissa McCormick, Danielle McCor-mick; RyanDriscoll and Nathaniel Driscoll.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loraine and Bunis Galyon of Rutledge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stevens Mortuary. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 2, 2004.

Sandra Motley Griffith

Sandra Motley Griffith, 61, of Cheraw, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28 from First Baptist Church of Salisbury. Burial followed in Rowan Memorial Park.

Born in Rowan, N.C., Mrs. Griffith was a daughter of the late Geneva and Raleigh Motley. She attended Boyden High School and was a graduate of Appalachian State University. She taught Spanish and mathematics at various middle schools and high schools throughout the South, until she became disabled. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, and taught Sunday School at various churches. Mrs. Griffith was an avid bridge player.

Surviving are her husband, William S. Griffith; two sons, Christopher S. Griffith of Woodfin, Miss., and Cameron B. Griffith of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and two sisters, Pam M. Smith-Del Hoyo of Matthews, N.C. and Robin Kredel of Albany, N.Y.

Arrangements were entrusted to Summersett Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 2, 2004.

Lessie Mills Hammonds

Lessie Mills Hammonds, 76, of Ruby, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Hammonds was a daughter of the late David and Carrie Jordan Mills. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, J.B. Hammonds of the home; two brothers, Joe Lee Mills and Benny Mills both of Kannapolis, N.C.; five sisters, Roxie Joplin of Mt. Croghan, Minnie McCorkle of Florida, Bett Price of Lancaster, Tressie Johnson of Mt. Croghan, and Essie Wallace of Pageland; seven sons, Burris Hammonds of Jefferson, Robert Hammonds of Pageland, Gene Hammonds of Ruby, Alvin Hammonds of Lancaster, Carrol Hammonds of Chesterfield, Bo Hammonds of Mt. Croghan, and James King of Pageland; five daughters, Sarah Pendarvis of Jefferson, Avis Cooper of Savannah, Ga., Doris Curry of Florence, Sue Moore of Chesterfield, and Marge Propst of China Grove, N.C.; 28 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis Lee Mills and Johnny Mills.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 2, 2004.

Clara J. Powe

Clara J. Powe, 71, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 30 in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Miss Powe was a daughter of the late Herbert and Annie Davis Powe.

Surviving are a brother, Herbert Powe; a niece, Kimerie (Paul) Murdock of Greensboro, N.C.; an aunt, Irma Miles of Arlington, Va.; a great-niece, Gaberell Murdock; and a great-nephew, Ryan Murdock, both of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 2, 2004.

Gerald Wayne 'Pistol' Rhynes Jr.

Gerald Wayne "Pistol" Rhynes Jr., 32, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Sallie Short, 708 Orchid Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or, to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Rhynes was a son of Gerald Wayne Rhynes Sr. and Rachel Teal Rhynes Brooks. He was a 1994 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and was a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Mr. Rhynes was a member of the S.C. Funeral Directors Association and was also a N.C. Funeral Service Licensee. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt. He was a co-owner of S&R Archery.

Surviving are his mother, Rachel Teal Rhynes; his stepfather, James Brooks of Chesterfield; father, Gerald Wayne Rhynes, Sr.; stepmother, Benita Rhynes of Wadesboro, N.C.; one a daughter, Courtney Michelle Rhynes of Cheraw; two sisters, Crystal R. (Bart) Douglas of Clover, and Bailey Rhynes of Wadesboro, N.C.; a stepsister, Heather Brooks (Randy) Thomas of Monroe, N.C.; a stepbrother, John-athan Brooks of Monroe; two grand-mothers; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jake Rhynes and Jim Teal, and a stepbrother, Dustin Brooks.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 2, 2004.

Keith Roscoe

Keith Roscoe, of Chesterfield, age 81, died Saturday, August 28, 2004.

A graveside service was held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at Roscoe Cemetery.

Mr. Roscoe was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late John Walter and Sarah Amelia Henderson Roscoe. He was a retired textile employee.

Surviving are one son, Randy (Betty) Roscoe of Chesterfield; three daughters, Betty Quick, Robbie Lynn Roscoe (and special friend Dale Gainey), and Carol Jones, all of Cheraw; his former wife, Shirley Davis Roscoe Johnson of Cheraw; one brother, Jarvis Roscoe of Patrick; two sisters, Virginia Roscoe of Hartsville and Mary Lee Josey of Bishopville; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 2, 2004.

Hubert Teal Adams

Hubert Teal Adams, 83, of Cheraw, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in David's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C., 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Adams was a son of the late George Washington and Ether Lee Coker Adams. He was a retired employee of Bo Buck Mills with 40 years of service, and a farmer. Mr. Adams was a member of David's Grove Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Della Threadgill Adams of the home; a daughter, Barbara A. Lisenby of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, Chris Lisenby and Deana L. Owen of Chesterfield; a great-grandson, Jordan Lisenby; and a sister, Isabelle A. Eddins of Raleigh, N.C.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Chesley Adams, Perry Adams and Ernest Adams; and three sisters, Cleo A. Chewning, Nettie A.Williams and Susie Adams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

 

 

Mary Louise Boan Burr

Mary Louise Boan Burr, 80, of Cheraw, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 in Morehead City, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6 from North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

A daughter of the late William Henry Clay and Margaret Curry Boan, Mrs. Burr was the widow of Roy M. Burr. She was retired from Burlington Mills in Cheraw and was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Royce G. Morton of Emerald Isle, N.C.; a brother, William Henry Clay Boan Jr. of Hinesville, Ga.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara B. Cranford, three brothers and a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Everett Eugene Demby Sr.

Everett Eugene Demby Sr., 69, of Chesterfield, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 from Zoar United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Sallie Short, 708 Orchard Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Demby was a son of the late Joseph Alexander and Ruth Winnifred Rivers Demby. He was an entrepreneur. Mr. Demby was a former employee of Sandhill Telephone Cooperative for 14 years, and was co-owner of Grits and Groceries of Chesterfield and Pageland. He was a member and past Master of Chester-field Masonic Lodge #220, one of the founding members of Cheraw Rescue Squad, a charter member of Chester-field Rescue Squad, and a former member of the Chesterfield Fire Department. Mr. Demby was a member and Trustee of Zoar United Methodist Church and was a member of the Board of Directors of Sandhill Telephone Cooperative for the last 21 years.

Surviving are his wife, Annelle Freeman Demby of the home; a son, Everett Eugene (Krista) Demby II of Conway; three daughters, Jennifer Alisha Demby, Kathy Demby Campbell and Tammy Davis all of Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Douglass Ross Campbell, Clay Demby Campbell, Colie Davis and Callie Quick all of Chesterfield; a sister, Mary Lee (Clyde) Seaford of Concord, N.C.; and a sister-in-law, Jeanie Simpson of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Elijah English Demby; a son-in-law, Michael Lynn Walden; four brothers, Robert Demby, Jessie Demby, J.C. Demby and Edwin Simpson; and five sisters, Lula Deason, Maybell Jordan, Ethel Jordan, Grady Sullivan and Susan Sullivan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Eula Curtis Gaddy

Eula Curtis Gaddy, 88, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Tuesday, Aug., 31, 2004 while a resident of Autumn Care of Marshville, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home. Interment followed in Camden Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Autumn Care, P.O. Box 608, Marshville, N.C. 28103; or Camden Presbyterian Church Building Fund, c/o Sue Deason, 4392 NC 109 S, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Gaddy was a daughter of the late William Isom and Wency Leanna Vaughn Curtis, and was the widow of Frank Gaddy. She had worked at Anson Community Hospital as a nursing assistant and later was on the staff at First United Methodist Church in Wadesboro. She was a resident of Heritage Hills, prior to residing at Autumn Care, for more than 10 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Sara Freeman of Chesterfield, Brenda (Cecil) Meachum of Wadesboro, and Elaine (Johnny) Thomas of Peachland, N.C.; a son, Jimmy Gaddy of Wades-boro; six grandchildren, Benny Free-man of Chesterfield, Jason Thomas and Johnathan (Brandi) Thomas of Peachland, Brandy Sims of Wadesboro, Nikki Gaddy of Polkton, N.C., and Tony (Monica) Meachum of Rockingham, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Dakota, Zachart, Harleigh, Molly and Zachary; and three sisters, Hester Burr of Asheboro, N.C., Ann McDonald of Mullins, and Ruth Parker of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Charles Freeman; two grandsons, Michael Freeman and James Gaddy Jr.; and nine brothers and sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Vergia Jordan Gainey

Vergia Jordan Gainey, 72, of Society Hill, died August 31, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Gainey was a daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Wilson Jordan.

Surviving are children, David Gainey, Billy Gainey, Richard Gainey, Patsy Bryant and RoseMary McCallum; eight grandchildren; four great-grand-children; a brother; and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Marion Wesley Gandy

Marion Wesley Gandy, 80, of Harts-ville, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 from Clyde Church of God.

Surviving are children, Julie Dannett Voglio and Marian Cynthia Hagwood of McBee. Eric Scott Gandy Saucier of Mississippi; a sister, Edith Caddell of McBee; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Ollie Mae Geddings

Ollie Mae Geddings, 83, of Wallace, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 from Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Marlboro County, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Scotland County, N.C., Mrs. Geddings was a daughter of the late Henry Frank and Dollie Norton Williams. She was the widow of Cherry Isaac Geddings. She was a lifetime member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Mrs. Geddings loved to sew and quilt for family and friends. She was a seamstress for the public and in manufacturing.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy (Teresa) Williams of Albemarle, N.C.; four daughters, Janie Cagle of Cheraw, Mary Frances (Teddy Jones) McRae of Mt. Gilead, N.C., Marvaline Price of Cheraw, and Glennie M. (Raymond Glenn) Taylor of Wallace; a sister, Geneva Locklear of Maysville, N.C.; two sisters-in-law Mrs. Henry (Lucille) Williams of Gibson, N.C., and Mrs. George (Lillian) Williams, sister-in-law, of Baltimore, Mary.; a special member of the family, Evelyn "Dixie" Matlat of Dundalk, Mary.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Williams and George Williams, and a brother-in-law, Alex Locklear.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Addie N. Gregg

Addie N. Gregg, 82, of Florence, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 300 S. Irby St., Florence, SC 29506 or the Light House Ministries, 201 Elm St., Florence, SC 29506.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Gregg was a daughter of the late Samuel Bartow Norwood Sr. and Ethel Howle Norwood, and was the widow of Marion L. Anderson and Clyde B. Gregg. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Florence, serving as a teacher of adults and youth. She was active in Prayer Groups, missionary groups, delivering Meals on Wheels, and served on the First Baptist Church TV Ministry.

Mrs. Gregg was also a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church during her marriage to Mr. Gregg, serving as an Elder, teacher and was active in the Women's Missions Group. She was a member of the Tea & Topic Literary Club, serving as President and Committee Chairperson, and the Plant & Pluck Garden Club. Mrs. Gregg volunteered for the Karos Prison Ministry and the Lighthouse Ministry, as well as tutoring at elementary schools in the reading room.

Surviving are a son, Lee Marion (Abby) Anderson; a grandson, Lee Marion Anderson of Hampton, Va.; a stepson, Clyde B. (Ann) Gregg of Florence; a stepdaughter, Anne (Larry) Monzingo of Surfside; three granddaughters, Melissa Leeann Caldwell of Herndon, Va., Mardi (Thad) Crotros of Florence, and Mary Baker (Daniel) Bryant of Darlington; four great-grandsons; a daughter-in-law, Evelyn Anderson of Florence; three sisters, Jeanette (Camerson) McNeil of Hartsville, Carolyn (Cecil) Winburn of Hartsville and Gwen (Bobby) Burch of Florence; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Norwood of Hartsville; a cousin, Peggy White of McBee; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Lonnie Anderson, and a brother, S.B. Norwood, Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Walters-Powell Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

John Floyd Hinson

John Floyd "Baby Doll" Hinson, 79, of Lancaster, died Aug. 21, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 from Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Hinson was a son of John and Tirzah Hinson.

Surviving are seven children, Kenneth Hinson, David Hinson, Marty Hinson, Barry Hinson, Linda Richardson, Kathy Cranston and Sherry Farias; three sisters; and grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Vivian Ross Howle

Graveside services for, Vivian Ross Howle, 73, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Morris officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 2829 Patrick Highway, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Mrs. Howle was a daughter of the late William Glenn and Dorothy Walker Lockey. She was an active member of Calvary Church of the. She was formerly employed with the Boyd Powe Drug Store, Fifth Street Cleaners, and Carolina Lunch.

Surviving are her husband, Emmitt Howle of Hartsville; two daughters, Cathy Belangia (Larry) Reiss and Laura Ross (Maxcey) Roscoe all of Hartsville; a stepdaughter, Sue (Paul) Staten of Patrick; two stepsons, J.C. (Tressa) Howle of Greenwood, and Lester Howle of Patrick; 10 grandchildren, Bucky Dudley III of Mt. Pleasant, Jay Belangia of Washington, D.C., Charlie (Jackie) Belangia of Conway, Megan Belangia and Harold Donaghe of Florence, Erin Belangia and Jerry Sanchez of Dayton, Ohio, Debbie (Rico) Sanchez of Camden, Lisa Pegler of Camden, Faith Howle of Green-wood; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, James William "Jimmy" Ross, and a brother, William Carol "Bootus" Lockey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Margaret Russell Williford Hutson

Margaret Russell Williford Hutson, 72, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004.

A funeral service was held 2p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or First Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Rock Hill, Mrs. Hutson was a daughter of the late William W. Williford and Catherine Russell Willi-ford Pratt, and the stepdaughter of the late Chambers B. Pratt. Mrs. Hutson was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, where she belonged to the Henrietta Isgett Sunday School Class, Bible Study II Group, and VIP's. She served on the committee that provided the Wednesday Night Church-wide Fellowship Suppers and was chair-person of the First Baptist Relay for Life Team (American Cancer Society).

Surviving are her husband, Thomas "Tommy" Earle Hutson Sr. of Cheraw; two sons, Thomas "Tommy" (Susan) Earle Hutson Jr. of Wilmington, N.C., William Michael "Mike" (Diane) Hutson of Cheraw; two daughters, Kathy Hutson (John) Treadaway of Cheraw, and Glenda Hutson (John) Hornyak of Lakeville, Minn.; a brother, John Wesley (Kay) Pratt of Hartsville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Donald "Donnie" Williford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Bessie Lee K. Johnson

Bessie Lee K. Johnson, 80, of Jefferson, died Sept. 1, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 from Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of Jimmy and Carrie Simpson Knight. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are children, Al and Robbie Johnson and Janice Kirkley; and grandchildren, Jamie, Kevin, Sherri, Kendal, Kari, Kelsey, Jennifer, Daniel, Christopher, Bryant and Jarrod. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Ashley Edmond Johnson

Ashley Edmond Johnson, 56, of Darlington, died Monday, August 30, 2004.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 from Praise The Lord Ministries with the Rev. Randy Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Edmond Bert and Naomi Odom Johnson.

Surviving are two sons, Anthony (Joy) Creel and Roger (Teresa) Johnson Sr. all of Darlington; two daughters, Nikki Johnson (Scotty) Powell and Tiffany Johnson (Jason) Watford all of Darlington; sisters, Ann (Benny) Steen and Beverly (Kenneth) Scott all of Hartsville; a brother, Everette (Kathy) Johnson of Patrick; and seven grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Howard E. Jordan

Howard E. Jordan, 74, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6 from Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Jordan was a son of the late Clyde Charlie and Glennie Moore Jordan. He was a retired Supply Clerk with Delta Mills, and was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Mr. Jordan was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the DAV and American Legion Post 74. Mr. Jordan was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Ruby Hunting Club.

Surviving are his wife, Betty "Monk" Bittle Jordan of the home; a son, Jimmy (Pam) Jordan of Chesterfield; two daughters, Pat Jordan of Charleston, and Connie Driggers of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Adam Jordan, Stephen Jordan, Matt Driggers and Brooklyn Driggers; and a sister, Thelma Wise of Rock Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Anita R. Kissiah

A graveside service for Anita R. Kissiah, 30, of Darlington, died Aug. 29, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 in Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Ms. Kissiah was a daughter of Joe Ellis Kissiah and Florence Deese and Billy Ray McCall.

Surviving are two daughters, Amy McIntyre and Amanda Kissiah; and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Ellison Laney

Ellison Laney, 92, of Jefferson, died Aug. 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 from New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Lancaster, Mr. Laney was a son of Dock and Hattie Stradford Laney.

Surviving are his wife, Bleaker Ellis Laney; children, Ellison Laney Jr., Charles Laney, Archie Laney, Sarah, Etta, Hattie, Betty, Doris, Gwendolyn and Twanna; and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Craw-ford Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Betty Welch Mason

Betty Welch Mason, 71, of Mt. Croghan, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Mason was a daughter of the late John Franklin and Mary Alice Watson Welch, and was the widow of Herman Mason. She was a former employee of West Knitting, a former Ward Secretary with Chesterfield County Memorial Hospital; a former Director of Nursing Secretary with Chesterfield General Hospital; and retired in 1991 as a Chesterfield County Home Health Secretary. Mrs. Mason was a former instructor with Chesterfield-Marlboro TEC, and a past president of Tri-County Mental Health Association. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Karen M. (Dennis) Faulkenberry of Marion, Va.; two grandsons, Jason W. (Penny) Faulkenberry of Frankton, Ind., and James P. Faulkenberry of Marion and fiancée Courtney Trail of Bluff City, Tenn.; two brothers, Jimmy Gulledge of Pageland, and Steve Gulledge of Ruby; three sisters, Ruby W. Deese of Charlotte, N.C., Sylvia Bettes of Anacortis, Wash., and Joyce Ann Williamson of Blythewood; a sister-in-law, Patsy M. Hooks of Wadesboro; a special friend, Debbie Carpenter of Chesterfield; and many new friends she had met in Marion.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter in 1965.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Ruby Mae Crowley Rogers

Ruby Mae Crowley Rogers, 85, of Hartsville, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 from North Hartsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Ladell Humphries and the Rev. Dr. Richard Bailey officiating. Burial followed in Union United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Rogers, was a daughter of the late John and Pearl Johnson Crowley, and the widow of Rudell McDonald, Fred Talbert and Murray Rogers. She was a member of North Hartsville Baptist Church. She previously worked at the Corner Drug and Community Drug and was retired from Roses.

Surviving are two sons, Carroll (Rae) McDonald of Hartsville, and Billy (Debbie) Talbert of Columbia; four daughters, Robbie Yarborough and Virginia Gregory both of Surfside Beach, Lynn (Robbin) Brock and Johnny Sowell all of Hartsville; two sisters, Rae Biggs of Murrells Inlet, and Edith Sellers of Hartsville; two brothers, Larry Crowley and Frank Crowley both of Hartsville; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Faye Sowell, and a brother, Gene Crowley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Myrtle E. Short

Myrtle E. Short, 83, of Ruby, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1 from Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Short was a daughter of the late Nettie Oliver. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, William T. "Bill" Short Sr. of the home; a son, William T. "Bill" (Wanda) Short Jr. of Ruby; and two grandsons, Matt (Temple) Short and Mark Short all of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Donahue.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Herman O. 'Ozzie' Teal

Herman O. "Ozzie" Teal of Chester-field, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 at Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw. Burial will follow in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church "Building Fund", P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, S.C., 29520.

Mr. Teal was born in Cheraw, a son of the late James Wilson and Lillian Lee Teal. He was a retired Purchasing and Inventory Control Supervisor with Stanley Tools, as well as a retired S.C. National Guard member with 24 years of service. He was a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220 and a Shriner. Mr. Teal was a member of Westside Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and was active in the Men's Ministry.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Brooks Teal of the home; three brothers, Edward Arnold Teal of Leesville, James Wilson "Bill" (Janice) Teal of Lilburn, Ga., and Richard Gerald (Karen) Teal of Lilesville, N.C.; two sisters, Beverly Teal Gaskins of Chesterfield and Elizabeth Teal (Roger) Dean of Norwood, N.C.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Jack Aubry Tucker

Jack Aubry Tucker, 76, of Raeford, N.C., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 at Raeford Manor.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 from Raeford United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Elliott officiating.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 336 S. Main St., Raeford, N.C. 28376.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Tucker was a son of the late Henry Clyde and Mary McCaskill Tucker. He was a member of the Raeford United Methodist Church, Woodman of the World and Lions Club in Raeford. Mr. Tucker was employed with Burlington Industries before he retired and also was owner operator of Tucker's Grocery in Raeford.

Surviving are his wife, Ola Rae Tucker of Raeford; a son, Jerry L. Tucker of Cheraw; three daughters, Terri T. Frahm and Sandy Tucker of Raeford, and Suzanne T. Ramsey of Fayetteville, N.C.; three brothers, Marion R. Tucker of McColl, Graden Tucker of California, and Ronald C. Tucker of Augusta; a sister, Zellion T. Brooks of McColl; and five grand-children, Phillip Tucker, Lindsey Frahm, David Tucker, Ryan Ramsey and Taylor Ramsey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Iva Sellers Turner

Iva Sellers Turner, 82, of Hartsville, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 from Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Colboch and Milton G. Frazier officiating. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. in Anson Memorial Park in Wadesboro, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 949 North Marquis Highway, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Turner was a daughter of the late Thomas Clyde and Beulah Brown Sellers. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, George D. Turner Jr. of Hartsville; two sons, Mitchell Turner and Ronnie Turner of Hartsville; a daughter, Denise Hagy of Anderson; five grand-children; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Marian Frances McCaskill Ward

Marian Frances McCaskill Ward, 75, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3 from J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel. Burial followed in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association (Coastal Chapter), P.O. Box 80459, Charleston, S.C. 29416.

Born in McBee, Mrs. Ward was a daughter of the late Alton P. McCaskill and Thestelle Redick Catskill, and the widow of Ingraham C. "Sam" Ward. She graduated from Moultrie High School in 1945 and was a longtime member of The Church of The Holy Cross and Christ Episcopal Church. She was founder of Lowcountry Home Furnishings and was a military and medical secretary.

Surviving are a son, Dennis M. (Frances P.) Ward of Mount Pleasant; a grandson, Dennis M. Ward Jr. of St. Louis, MO; two brothers, Robert A. McCaskill of Ohio, and Alton P. "Red" McCaskill of Bath, N.Y.; a stepbrother, Ray Maynard of Brownburg, Ind.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Whiteman.

Arrangements were entrusted to J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Leroy Williams

Leroy Williams, 84, Kershaw, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 at his home.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Rabon officiating.

Memorials may be made to Laurel Hill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 373, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Williams was a son of the late Joe and Pearle Threatt Williams. He was retired from Springs Industries.

Surviving are a sister, Dorothy W. Simon of Butler, Wis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004

Ida Mae Jordon Wilson

Ida Mae Jordon Wilson, 96, of Cheraw, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 at Chesterfield General Hospital after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 from Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Sandhill Cemetery.

Born in Timmonsville, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late Chaney and Jack Jordon, and the widow of Walter Wilson. She attended the public schools of Darlington County. She was a homemaker and seamstress. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was President of the Starlight Prayer Band, member of the Senior Choir and founder of Star-light Gospel Singers. She was also a member of Macedonia Chapter #361 Order of the Eastern Star and Mace-donia Tent Lodge #14.

Surviving are a son, Walter (Julia) Wilson Jr. of Cheraw; three daughters, Frances (Johnnie) Patrick and Ruth (Melton) Gainey of Cheraw, and Dora Walker of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a special granddaughter, Della Hooks of the home; two stepchildren, George (Queen) Sellers of Cheraw, and Luther Sellers of Hartsville; three sisters-in-law, Helena Wilson and Betsy Wilson of Cheraw, and Sara Nettles of North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Henry Wilson of Cheraw; 31 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; a host of great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Marie Skinner and Dollie Mae Hooks, three sisters, and three brothers. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 9, 2004.

James H. Board

James H. Board, of Tampa, Fla., age 69, died Aug. 21, 2004.

A graveside service was held 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society; or a charity of the donor's choice.

Surviving are his wife, Cristina Board of the home; two daughters, Gina (Ray) Balado of Tampa, and Collette (Fernando) Milanes of Weston, Fla.; two brothers, Harry Board and William Board of Cheraw; and four grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004.

Elizabeth M. Copeland

Elizabeth M. Copeland, of Chesterfield, age 89, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinsons Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Research Center, Miami, F.L., 33136-1494; or a charity of one's choice.

Mrs. Copeland was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Duncan Daniel and Attie Kendall Craig McRae. She was a graduate of Zoar High School and a homemaker. She was the oldest member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Copeland was first married to the late Dee McLaurin, and then to the late Bill Copeland.

Surviving are one son, Kendall (Jessie) McLaurin of Edgemoor; one daughter, Miriam M. (Robert) Gulledge of Chesterfield; one sister, Flora Nelle Johnson of McFarlan, N.C.; 10 grand-children; seven great-grand-children; and one great-grand-child.

She is preceded in death by her two husbands, Dee McLaurin and Bill Copeland; her brother, James A. McRae; and four sisters, Viola Maples, Annie V. Lewis, Sara Davis, and Fannie Rivers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004

Denise Humphrey Hough

Denise Humphrey Hough, age 36, died Aug. 25, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 at Generostee Baptist Church in Starr. Burial followed in Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Hough was born in Anderson, a daughter of Robert and Chestine Humphrey. She was a product of the Anderson County School District five and a 1986 graduate of Westside High School. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and went further to pursue a Master of Education from S.C. State University in 2002. She was employed as a third grade teacher at Hyatt Park Elementary in Columbia. Mrs. Hough was a member of New Capernaum Church Ministries.

Surviving are her husband of nine years, Stacy. V. Hough; a son, Staden Jabari of Columbia; a daughter, Naja Macayla of Columbia; her parents, Robert and Chestine Humphrey of Anderson; a sister, Dalphine Humphrey of Columbia; a mother and father-in-law, Emanuel and Lorine Hough; and one brother-in-law, Lee Hough.

She is preceded in death by a sister, Toyia Humphrey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Marcus D. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004

Brenda G. Inman

Brenda G. Inman, of Cheraw, age 60, died Wednesday, Sept. 8. 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed at 1 p.m. in the McLucus Cemetery in Clio.

Memorials may be made to Cheraw Gideon Champ, c/o Paul Miles, Treasurer, P.O. Box 184, Cheraw, S.C., 29520.

Born in Bennettsville, she was a daughter of Paul Graham of Clio and the late Dorothy Nolan Graham. She liked to cross-stitch, crochet, sew and collect coins. She loved animals.

Surviving are her husband, Dewey Inman of Cheraw; two sons, Barry Inman of Wichita, Kan. And Charles Carpenter, Jr. of Surfside Beach; two daughters, Mary Hatchell of Surfside Beach and Melinda Bruner of Florence; two brothers, Paul Graham of Bennettsville, and Robert Graham of Clio; one sister, Janice Bethea of Dillon; eight grandchildren; and three great-granchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004

Albert Lee Johnson, Jr.

Albert Lee Johnson, Jr., of Wallace, age 53, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 at Faith Fellowship Church. Burial followed in Oak Grove Methodist Church cemetery.

Mr. Johnson was born in Marlboro County, a son of Albert L. Johnson, Sr. and Kathleen Hatcher English. He was a retired ASE certified mechanic for 35 years. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church, and loved auto racing. Mr. Johnson was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Diane (Sue) Johnson of Wallace; two sons, Kenneth E. (Melissa) Johnson of Wallace and Robert B. Johnson of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Nancy N. Johnson of Wallace; his father, Albert L. Johnson, Sr. of Arizona; his mother,

Kathleen Hatcher English of Cheraw; a brother, Robbie English, of Wallace; two sisters, Linda Johnson of California And Joye Johnson of Washington; and five grandchildren, Anthony Johnson, Kendra Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Alexis Caulder, David Mowry, and Heather Mowry.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Percy T. English; and grandparents, Robert Benjamin Hatcher and Eula R. Hatcher. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004

Betty Joe Langley

Betty Joe Langley, of Chesterfield, age 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Baptist Church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene "Building Fund", 214 Marietta Street, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Mrs. Langley was born in Commerce, Ga., a daughter of the late Dee and Cynthia Haynes Martin. She was a

retired Daycare Operator and a member of Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are her husband, Leonard Langley of the home; six daughters, Janice Mae Benton and Sherry Ann (Bobby) Huneycutt, both of Chesterfield, Jenny (Terry) McCabe, Cynthia (Terry) Dean, Donna Jean (Tommy) Williams, and Stephanie Lynn (Terry) Collins, all of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Tony Martin, Gene Martin, and Kenneth Martin of Atlanta; two sisters, Maxine Moss of Statesville, N.C. and Annette Beck of Atlanta; 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grand-children.

She is preceded in death by two sons, Billy Steven Oliver and Michael Dee Oliver; and one brother, William Martin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004

Walter Kelly McLain

Walter Kelly McLain of Patrick, age 91, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004 at St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Mr. McLain was born in Patrick, a son of the late John Walter and Sara Vann Polson McLain. He retired as co-owner of Patrick Auto Parts and Body Shop. He was a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church and Woodmen of the World Lodge #1102.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Geneva Cassidy McLain of the home; three sons, Glenn (Maggie Lee) McLain, Eugene McLain and Wilson McLain, all of Patrick; one daughter, Gladys (John) Parker of Patrick; two brothers, Harold McLain and Theodore McLain of Patrick; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements are entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004

Corrie Lee Oliver

Corrie Lee Oliver, of Vicksburg, Miss., age 88, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Born near Blenheim, Mrs. Oliver was a daughter of the late John and Maggie Lee Caulder Adams. She was a 1934 graduate of the Public School System in Marlboro County. She and her husband owned Oliver Office Equipment Company in Union City, Tenn. for 25 years prior to her retirement in 1982. She was active in the Women's Garden Club of St. Stephen, and a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Union City, serving as corresponding secretary. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Union City for 30 years.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Jack Novelle Oliver of the home; and a son, James Michael Oliver of Vicks-burg.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Harden.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004.

Forrest Wayne Rushings

Forrest Wayne Rushings, of Hamlet, N.C., age 58, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004 at Glenwood Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in Richmond Memorial Park.

Born in Pinehurst, N.C., Mr. Rushing was a son of Margarite Blair Rushing and the late Forrest Lee Rushing. He was employed as a supervisor for Tarton Boats, and later self-employed as a carpenter. He was a member of Glenwood Free Will Baptist Church, the Little River Hunt Club, and a Life Time member of the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his wife, Jackie Hargrove Rushing of the home; his mother, Margarite Blair Rushing; one daughter, Tammie Leigh Flowe of Rockingham, N.C.; four step-daughters, Annette Hargrove of Southern Pines, N.C., Angela Beaman of Troy, N.C., Mylinda Coates and Regina Jones; one son, Michael Wayne Rushing of Cheraw; two step-sons, Michiale Jones of McColl and Mark Jones; 19 grand-children; five great-grand-children; 16 step-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004

Samuel Harrison Smith

Samuel Harrison Smith, of Bamberg, age 78, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born in Hartsville, a son of the late Joseph Richard and Nellie Windham Smith. He was a retired Furniture Builder and Machinist, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Mr. Smith was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Cope. He was married first to the late Christine Clark Smith, and then to the late Virginia Hall Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Nix Smith of Bamberg; two sons, Harry (Pam) Smith of Greensboro, N.C. and Kenny (Pam) Smith of Ridgeway; one daughter, Jennifer B. Smith of Leesville; one brother, Josie Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Leola Woodworth of Los Gatos, Calif. And Lois Jones of Hartsville; two stepsons, David (Cheryl) Steen of Branchville and Wayne (Wendy) Steen of Cassatt; four stepdaughters, Wanda (Terry) Still of Bamberg, Marie (Kelvin) Hall and Tracy Moneymaker of Orangeburg, and Tammy (Bill) Crosby of Newberry; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and special buddies, Prince and Shamoo.

He is preceded in death by two of his wives, Christine Clark Smith and Virginia Hall Smith; and a sister, Creola Gainey Pack.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004

Bobbie McCoy Williams

Bobbie McCoy Williams, age 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004 at Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion church in Cheraw. Interment followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Clero Jackson and Ila Mae McCoy. She attended public school in Chesterfield County. She was married to the late Robert Williams, Sr. Mrs. Williams was a member of Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church. She worked in the Cheraw Public School System for many years and was employed with Pee Dee Home Care for many years also.

Surviving are her adopted daughter, Sara Williams; two step-children, Robert (Sylvia) Williams of Bronx, N.Y. and Deborah Williams of Cheraw; two sisters, Mary Alice Hooks of Cheraw and Georgia (Roosevelt) Dickerson of Palisades Park, N.J.; five step-grand-children, MacRandy (Marie) Wright and Ly'Meshia Lytell, both of Cheraw, Anthony (Nikki) Robinson, William Oliver and Keisha (Earl) Hall, all of Bronx; one great-niece, Dominique Dickerson; one sister-in-law, Hattie Schulder of Pa.; very dear friends, Johnny Burns of Cheraw, Dorothy Robinson of Washington, D.C. and Maggie Ellerbe and her children; eight great-grandchildren; five nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clero Jackson and Ila Mae McCoy; her husband, Robert Williams, Sr.; and her brother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 16, 2004.

William Chapman

William Chapman, 67, of Hartsville, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 from New Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in the New Providence Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Chapman was a son of the late Stewart and Pearlie Gainey Chapman Sr. He was retired from Galey & Lord and was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. He served in the United States National Guard for eight years.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Melton Chapman of Cheraw; two daughters, Dianne Johnson and Melissa Chapman both of Patrick; a sister, Joan Green of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Leon Evans

Leon Evans, 65, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 from Mount Mary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A son of the late Polly Mumford Merri-man and the late Lee Melvin Evans, Mr. Evans was retired form General American where he worked as a crane operator. He was a member of Prince Hall Affiliation as a Mason and attended Mount Mary Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Leonae Evans; a granddaughter, Tyesha Evans; a grandson, Robert Humphrey; four maternal sisters, Mary (Bruce) Polk of Mt. Croghan, Dorothy (Roy) Crawley of Ozark, Ala., Evelyn (Gary) Thomas of Farrell, Pa., and Esther Merriman of Darlington; four maternal brothers, Walter (Brenda) Spencer of Baltimore, Mary., James H. Spencer of Florence, Paul (Patricia) Spencer of Cheraw, and Samuel K. Merriman of Darlington; nine paternal brothers and sisters, Debbie Evans, Terry Evans, Danny Evans and Ruby Evans all of Alexandria, Va., Gloria Calhoun James of San Francisco, Calif., Nancy Hughes of Kannapolis, N.C., Hank (Gabrial) Evans of Van Cover, Canada, Chris (Bob) Evans of St. Louis, Mo., and Gwendolyn (Larry) McKansack of Nashville, Tenn.; nine stepbrothers and stepsisters, Leanna Evans, Eva M. (Willie) Ellis, Irene M. Avery, Carolyn M. Deberry, Floyd (Betty) Merriman, Joyce M. (Ernest) Quick, Thelma M. Brown, Peggy M. Brown and Trudy M. (Wallace) Young; and a number of other family members and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Weldon Evans

Weldon "Old Man" Evans, 59, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 from Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church. Burial followed in St. James A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Evans was a son of the late Arthonia McFarlin and Marie Evans. He was employed with Highland industries for 30 years prior to a lengthy illness. Mr. Evans was a member of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in Chesterfield.

Surviving are his wife, Bareba "Josie" Evans of the home; four daughters, Dannette Pierce of Chesterfield, Wendy (Cornelius) Bowen of Chesterfield, Shantay (Anthony) Culbertson of Concord, N.C., and Nivea (Mitchell) Watson of Ruby; three sons, Curtis Ratliff of Chesterfield, Roosevelt "Billy" (Lori) Jones of Silver Springs, Mary., and James Merriman of Columbia; two adopted daughters, Amy Kahan of Cheraw, and Katrina Kahan of Winnsboro; six sisters, Dorene Bennett of Greensboro, N.C., Rosena Avery and Dorothy (Coit) Nivens all of Chesterfield, Etta Chapman, and Annie (Buress) Freeman and Valerie Cassidy all of Cheraw; four brothers, Jerry Evans of Cheraw, Berry (Jean) McFarlin of Bowie, Mary., Terry (Kathy) McFarlin of Fort Worth, Texas, and William Merriman; three aunts, Velma Chapman, Helen Evans and Lucy Avery all of Chesterfield; an uncle, Benny Perry of Charlotte, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; and a number of other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Willonia Redfearn, a grand-daughter, Terita Jones, a sister, Burlee Kahan, and two brothers, Buree Evans and Larry McFarlin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Cleo Eubanks

Cleo Eubanks, 87, of Bethune, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles W. Parrott IV and Ed Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, 2140 McBee Highway, Jefferson, S.C. 29718

Born in Bethune, Mr. Eubanks was a son of the late Daniel "Heck" and Ellen Dunn Eubanks, and was the widower of Edna Catoe Eubanks. He was a longtime farmer and was retired from the Kershaw County Public Works Department. Mr. Eubanks was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where he was a Deacon for many years.

Surviving are four daughters, Pauline Mangum, Mrs. Grady (Myrtis) Newman and Mrs. Willie (Judy) Roach all of Bethune, and Mrs. Curtis (Grace) Gainey of Lake Wateree; a son, John W. Eubanks of Kershaw; a special niece, Ellie Mae Faile of Bethune; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Neil Magnum, a grandson, Gerald Glenn Newman and a sister Alma Joyner.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Ollie Mae Geddings

Ollie Mae Geddings, 83, of Wallace, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 from Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Marlboro County, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Laurinburg, N.C., Mrs. Geddings was a daughter of the late Henry Frank and Dollie Norton Williams, and the widow of Cherry Isaac Geddings. Mrs. Geddings was a lifetime member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and was a seamstress for the public and in manufacturing.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy (Teresa) Williams of Albemarle, N.C.; four daughters, Janie Cagle of Cheraw, Mary Frances (Teddy Jones) McRae of Mt. Gilead, N.C., Glennie M. (Raymond Glenn) Taylor of Wallace, and Marvaline Price of Cheraw; a sister, Geneva Locklear of Maysville, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Henry (Lucille) Williams of Gibson, N.C., and Mrs. George (Lillian) Williams of Baltimore, Mary.; a special family member, Evelyn "Dixie" Matlat of Dundalk, Mary; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Williams and George Williams, and brother-in-law, Alex Locklear.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Charles Torbert Hall

Charles Torbert Hall, 71, of Cheraw, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 from Midway Baptist Church. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Wilmington, Del., Mr. Hall was a son of late Stokes and Grace Torbert Hall. He was retired from the Town of Cheraw and was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Surviving are two nieces, Susan Hayes of Cheraw, and Barbara Burch of Chesterfield; and three nephews John Robert Hall and Joey Hall of Bennetts-ville, and Kellon Hall of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Jeffery Lee Horton

Jeffery Lee Horton, 25, of Pageland, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004 at Union Regional Medical Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 from Salem United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Rock Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby.

Born in Monroe, Mr. Horton was a son of Julia Blakeney Horton of Pageland and Bobby Barrett of Marshville, N.C. He attended Central High School and was employed with Conbraco Industries of Pageland.

Surviving are his wife, Angela M. Horton; two sons, Taveon D. Horton and Dacorion S. Horton both of Pageland; a daughter, Dishanna Horton of Pageland; his parents and stepmother and stepfather, Patricia Barrett and Johnny (Betty) Horton; his grandparents, Boysie and Helen Barrett and Mary R. Philbeck; two brothers, Ray (Lisa) Blakeney of Pageland, and Christopher Barrett of Marshville; a sister, Nancy Horton of Pageland; two stepbrothers, Jeremy Horton and Johnny Horton Jr. both of Monroe; his mother-in-law, Catherine Melton of Pageland; his father-in-law, Low (Lisa) Covington Jr. of Pageland; and a number of other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by grand-parents Louise and Farley Blakeney.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Nancy McLendon

Nancy McLendon, 60, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 from New Zion Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

A daughter of the late Walter and Rebecca Brown, Mrs. McLendon was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. She was the widow of Luther McLendon Jr.

Surviving are a son, Henry McLendon of Cheraw; two daughters, Peggy McLendon of Norcross, Ga., and Ora McLendon of Cheraw; an adopted daughter, Cynthia Burns of Cheraw; a special daughter-in-law, Ruth McLendon of Cheraw; three brothers, Nathaniel Brown of Coatesville, Penn., William Brown and Fred Brown of Cheraw; a stepson, Luther (Sherise) McLendon Jr. of Queens, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Cassandra McLendon of Queens; an uncle, Johnny Burns of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson, Christina Johnson, Dujuan Burns, Moesha Burns, Jasmine Burns, Harmony Geralds and Deshawn Freeman all of Cheraw; three brothers-in-law, Charles McLendon of New Haven, Conn., Andrew McLendon of Austell, Ga., and Dan (Helen) McLendon of Fort Washington, Mary.; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Sellers of Alexandria, Va., Bertha (Preston) Archie of Cheraw, and Jessie Mae Brown of Cheraw; and a number of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Brown, Walter Brown Jr. and Joseph Brown.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

N.J. Parker Sr.

N.J. Parker Sr., 78, of Darlington, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 from The Church In The Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic Faith, Inc. with Elder Joe C. Tisdale officiating. Interment followed at 4 p.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbia.

Born in Lumberton, N.C., Mr. Parker was a son of the late Fletcher Parker and Lula Mae Waters Parker. He was a retired mill worker and a member of The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Ivey Parker of Lugoff; eight sons, U.S. Army Sgt. N.J. (Liberty) Parker Jr. of Germany, Roger (Benai) Parker of Aiken, Ronnie (Lillian) Parker of Columbia, Gregory (Anne) Parker of Lugoff, Randolph (Amanda) Parker of Lugoff, James Parker of Lugoff, Jason Parker of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Curtis Parker of Lugoff; nine daughters, Diane Parker of Hartsville, Loretta (Gary) Ratliff of Chesterfield, Tammy (Don) McMillan of Hartsville, Deborah Parker of Florence, Vicki Parker of Lugoff, Angie (Matt) Griffin of Kershaw, Patricia (James) Kile of Lugoff, Kathy (Jason) Combs of Lugoff, and Anita Parker of Lugoff; and 16 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, David Parker and Douglas Parker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Linda Outlaw Priest

Linda Outlaw Priest, 63, of Bennettsville, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 from McColl Church of God. Burial followed in Society Hill Church of God Cemetery.

Born in McColl, Mrs. Priest was a daughter of Edna Marsh Outlaw Caison and the late Roy Outlaw. She was a beautician.

Surviving are two sons, Ray Priest and Quinton Priest; grandchildren; and a special friend, Edwin Sligh.

Arrangements were entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Jadie Carl Rayfield

Jadie Carl Rayfield, 69, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chester-field County Relay for Life, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 62 Oakdale Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Chesterfield Field Trail Club, c/o Emsley Laney, 703 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Rayfield was a son of the late James Pruitte and Rosa Mae Vaughn Rayfield, and was the widower of Nona Smart Rayfield. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills and a United States Army veteran. Mr. Rayfield was a member of David's Grove Baptist church and was a member of Chesterfield Field Trial Club.

Surviving is a son, Jadie C. Rayfield Jr. of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Melony S. Rayfield of Chesterfield; a grandson, Benjamin S. Whittenton of Chester-field; three brothers, Gerald P. Rayfield of Patrick, Donald Joe Rayfield of Chesterfield, and Charles B. (Dawn) Rayfield of Cheraw; three sisters, Margie R. (Monroe) Gaskins and Rose Etta (Bill) Schumacher both of Chesterfield, and Bonnie R. (Calvin) Rollins of Ruby; and his mother-in-law, Virginia Sue Smart of Albemarle, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Makion L. Shields

Makion L. Shields, 90, of Cheraw, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Shields was a son of the late Ocean and Sarah Shields. He was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Mr. Shields lived for a time in Washington, D.C. He served in the United States Army in the Engineers Aviation Battalion and received various medals, including the World War II Victory Ribbon and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star. Mr. Shields received an honorable discharge in 1945. After his tour of military service, he worked with various construction companies in the Washington Metropolitan area. Mr. Evans returned to Cheraw in 1984.

Surviving are a sister, Beatrice Bing-ham; three daughters, Yvonne Terry of Seat Pleasant, Mary., Sara Shields-Cole of South Holland, Ill., and Sheila (Charles) Hill of Riverdale, Mary.; nine grandchildren; two great-grand-children; a nephew, Edward (Mary) Shields of Washington; two nieces, Dorothy (Berry) Carr and Edith (Ray) Streeter; and a number of other family members and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Eunice Blackwell Spradley

Eunice Blackwell Spradley, 96, of Bethune, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004 at her daughter's residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 from McBee Baptist Church. Burial followed in Union Methodist Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Palmetto Hospice, P.O. Box 50820, Summerville, S.C. 29485.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Spradley was the daughter of the late George B. Blackwell and Ida Railey Blackwell, and the widow of William H. Spradley. She was a homemaker and a member of McBee Baptist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Sara (the late DeHay) Cumbee of Goose Creek, Mae (Charles) Dunn of Cottageville, Carolyn (William) Rutland of Summerville, and Patricia (Tony) Munoz of North Charleston; two sons, James Spradley of Bethune and Harvey (Margie) Spradley of Bethune; a daughter-in-law, Delores Spradley of North Charleston; a son-in-law, Wayne Blackwell of Walhalla; 24 grand-children; 32 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and four nieces, Louise Dean and Cristine Ratciff of Bethune, and Linda Youngblood and Geraldine Polk of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Betty Hunt, Lois Gamble and Shelia Blackwell; three sons, Russell Spradley, Billy Spradley and Richard Spradley; and a brother, Charlie Blackwell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Eloise Davis Stancil

Eloise Davis Stancil, 81, of Chester-field, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, c/o Dawn Funderburk, 253 Griggs St., Ruby, S.C. 29741; or Dorothy Lou Davis Scholarship Fund, c/o Dawn Funder-burk, 253 Griggs St., Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Stancil was a daughter of the late Cleve and Mae Griggs Davis, and the widow of William Perry "Dobber" Stancil. She was a graduate of Zoar High School and a retired seamstress. Mrs. Stancil was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, William (Pam) Stancil of Chesterfield; two grandsons, Chris Stancil and Andrew Stancil of Chesterfield; two brothers, Robert Lee Davis of Chesterfield, and J.B. Davis of Kershaw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Junious C. Davis and Lacy Leward Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Blaine Thomas Tarlton

Blaine Thomas Tarlton, infant, of Mt. Croghan, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 from Oakhurst Baptist Church, Heath Springs. Burial followed in Almetta Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

Born in Marion, Blaine was a son of Jeremie and Anna Tarlton

Surviving are his parents of the home; a brother Michael Tarlton of the home; his grandparents, Elaine Hughs of Thomasville, N.C., Danny and Gloria Joplin of Jefferson, and Edward and Annette Tarlton of Mt. Croghan; his great-grandparents, John and Margie Neal of Heath Springs, Charlie and Belinda Greene of Jefferson, Waldo and Carolyn Phillips of Kershaw, Martha Joplin of Ruby, Perry and Dana Joplin of Pageland, and Margie Tarlton of Jefferson; an aunt, Amanda Carnes of Jefferson; four uncles, Josh Tarlton and Shane Tarlton of Mt. Croghan, Corey Joplin of Jefferson, and Joey Carnes of Pageland; and three cousins, Ryan Carnes, Alen Carnes and Bethany Carnes of Jefferson.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Michael Phillips.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

Nelson Threadgill

Nelson Threadgill, 78, of Cheraw, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 from New Hope United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Threadgill was a son of the late Henry Cannie and Ola Estelle Therrell Threadgill. He was a retired welder and member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Ann Quick Threadgill of the home; a son, Calvin Threadgill of Cheraw; four daughters, Christine Threadgill of Cheraw, Frances Threadgill of Bennettsville, Melba Faye Leviner of Wallace, and Annie Louise Tyner of Bennettsville; three brothers, Frank Threadgill and David Threadgill both of Cheraw, and Grady Threadgill of Patrick; two sisters, Mary Ruth Brock and Christene McPherson both of Cheraw; and a number of grand-children and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Oakley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004

James Rochel Winburn

James Rochel Winburn, 81, of Harts-ville, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 from North Hartsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Richard Bailey officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to North Hartsville Baptist Church, 1117 Patrick Highway, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Winburn was a son of the late John Cordy and Henrietta Roscoe Winburn. He was a member of North Hartsville Baptist Church, Hartsville Masonic Lodge #173, Scottish Rites, Omar Temple Shrine, Hartsville Chapter #91 Order of the Eastern Star, The V.F.W., and Disabled American Veterans Chapter #72. Mr. Winburn was a veteran of World War II, and retired from the Hartsville Police Department after 32 and one-half years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Gibson Winburn, of Hartsville; two sons, James R. "Jamie" (Loretta) Winburn of Red Springs, and John (Deanna) Winburn of Mansfield, Texas; two daughters, Dianne (Dykee) Brown of Greenville, and Joyce Mobley of Tennessee; three sisters, Lula Allene Tyner of Hartsville, Ruth Irene Howle of Santee, Meta Rae (Lawrence) Oliver of Santee; two brothers, John C. (Ellie) Winburn Jr. of McBee, and James C. (Pat) Winburn of Union; five stepsons, Jerry (Kris) Johnson of Richmond, Va., Knoxie Johnson of Pflugerville, Texas, Rex (Donna) Johnson of Savannah, Ga., Donnie (Melodie) Johnson of Prosperity, and Ronnie (Lynda) Johnson of Hartsville; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 30, 2004.