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Brenda Rose Anderson

BETHUNE - Brenda Rose Anderson, 63, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at her home.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 in New Silverbrook Cemetery, Anderson.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kershaw County, 2001 W. Dekalb St., Camden, S.C. 29020.

A daughter of Sara Burdette Helms and the late Buford Walker, Mrs. Anderson had retired from Mar-Mac Manufacturing Company.

Surviving are her husband, Claude Richard Anderson Jr. of the home; three children, Rose Ann (Greg) Smith of Westminister, Jenny (Edmond) Rawls of Columbia, and Chuckie (Joie) Baxley of Bethune; a stepson, Ricky (Sammy) Anderson of Hartsville; a stepdaughter, Christie (Ricky) Williamson of McBee; a sister, Sandra (Donald) McClellan of Anderson; and five grandchildren, Adam Smith, Alexander Rawls, Drake Baxley, Jessica Williamson and Rick Anderson.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roger “Bo” Walker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

 

Andrew B. Atkinson

HARTSVILLE - Andrew B. “Bobo” Atkinson, 63, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005.

A funeral service was held at
4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ron Smalley and Bobby Steen officiating. Burial followed in Darlington Memory Gardens.
 
Born in Hartsville, Mr. Atkinson was a son of the late Andrew and Connie Mae Petty Atkinson.

Surviving are a son, Budgey Atkinson of Hartsville; five sisters, Darla Jean Freeman and Carolyn Mixon of Hartsville, Lois Gainey of Society Hill, Mary Bewer of Rockingham, N.C., and Connie Rodriguez of Conway; brothers, Roger Atkinson, Jimmy Atkinson, Frank Atkinson, Jack Atkinson and Tex Atkinson of Hartsville, and Scott Atkinson of Pendleton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Alease Burr-Beatty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Alease Burr-Beatty died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2006 from Woodland Presbyterian Church with Dr. Larry Hill officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Curtis (Myrtle) Burr of Alexandra, Va.; a sister-in-law,

 

Marie Burr of Chesterfield; caregiver and cousin, Phyllis Castle; an aunt-in-law, Verline Morrison of Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grier Funeral Service.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Margaret Grant Cagle

CHERAW - Margaret Grant Cagle, 86, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, from Cash Baptist Church with the Rev. Marty Watkins officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Wayne Dean, Ralph Grant, Mitch Dean, Tommy English, Jimmy White, Johnny White, Terry Chapman and Brad Chapman.

Memorials may be made to Cash Baptist Church Building Fund, 3938 Hwy. 52, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Cagle was a daughter of the late Zechariah and Catherine Grant of the Teals Mill Community. She graduated from Cheraw High School, and after marrying the late Deber Cagle of Asheboro, N.C., on Dec. 25, 1941, they lived in Wilmington, N.C., Norfolk, Va., Asheboro, N.C., and Rock Hill. In 1966, they moved to a 25-acre farm near Teals Mill where they lived until Mr. Cagle's passing in April 1996.

Mrs. Cagle was a devout Christian and a faithful member of Cash Baptist Church prior to her illness; she loved singing in the choir.

 

 

Surviving are two children, Doris Cagle Helms of Cheraw, and Edward “Ed” F. (Claire) Cagle of Florence; three grandsons, Chris Cagle of Dripping Springs, Texas, Mark Helms of Rock Hill, and Eric Helms of Simpsonville.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ed Helms; two brothers, Tildon Grant and Griffin Grant; and four sisters, Leona Grant Robeson, Mattie Grant Naylor, Marie Grant Kirkley and Ethel Grant Outen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

 Geneva Burch Clark

PAGELAND - Geneva Burch Clark, 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 from Oro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Willie Dicks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of the late Henry W. and Josephine Blakeney Burch and was a widow of Ulysses Clark. She had worked as a seamstress.

Surviving are a daughter, Latricia Clark (Larry) Jackson of Pageland; four brothers, Leroy (Johnnie) Burch, Otis (Clara) Burch, Francis (Etta) Burch and William (Mae Ruth) Burch of Pageland; and two grandsons, Damon Jimal Funderburk and Devin Jiwan Funder-burk of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Crawford Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

 

Lizzie Kate Gilbert Davis

 MCBEE - Lizzie Kate Gilbert Davis, 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Bishop Clifton Barfield Jr. officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 981 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.
 
Born in
Darlington County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late William Rawton and Cora Northcutt Gilbert. She was the widow of John H. Davis and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mrs. Davis retired from A.O. Smith Water Products Company as executive secretary. She was a graduate of Hartsville High School and attended Oklahoma State University.

Surviving are a son, Larry M. (DeNeen) Gilbert of Hartsville; a daughter, Brenda K. (Chris) Bryant of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Grettie Parrott of Hartsville, and Ethelyn (George) Locklair of Summerville; four sisters-in-law, Helen Gilbert of Hartsville, Sue Davis of Nathalie, Va., Margaret Phillips of Brookneal, Va., and Frances Lipscomb of Lynchburg, Va.; four grandchildren, April Melissa Gilbert and Amie Gilbert of Hartsville, Kathryn Bryant of Columbus, Ga., and Dr. Yvonne Corcoran of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a step-grandchild, Morgan Inman of Hartsville.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William Wayne and Mark Leon Gilbert.


 

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

John M. Dixon

HARTSVILLE - John M. Dixon, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 from First Southern Methodist Church with the Revs. Ronnie Caulder and Larry Sprague officiating. Burial followed in Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Southern Methodist Church, 820
Lakeview Blvd., Hartsville, SC 29550; or Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Dixon was a son of the late Burl and Emma Dixon Dixon and was the widower of Clemmie Nicholson Dixon. He was a member of First Southern Methodist Church and also attended Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Dixon served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the McBee Masonic Lodge. He was a farmer and a gardener.

Surviving are a son, Anthony (Susan) Dixon of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; two daughters, Patricia (Paul) Guest and Wanda (Claude) Stroud of Hartsville; two sisters, Geneva Gainey of Kannapolis, N.C., and Edelle Melton of Cheraw; five grandchildren, Gina Zeigler, Tanya Severt, Rhett Stroud, Keri Davis and Jennifer Coker; and 10 great-grandchildren.


 

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Clanie Brazzel ‘C.B.' Edwards

HARTSVILLE - Clanie Brazzel “C.B.” Edwards Jr., 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 from First Baptist Church Chapel. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans St., Florence, S.C. 29506.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Edwards was a son of the late Clanie B. Edwards Sr. and Emma Agnes Watford Edwards. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, and Hartsville Masonic Lodge 173.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda B. Pugh of
Columbia; two sons, Clanie E. Brown of Fort Mill, and David R. Brown of Cheraw; a brother, Bobby M. Edwards of Brownsville; four grandchildren, Kyle Pugh, Julie Brown, Katherine Brown and Caitlin Brown; and a special friend, Sadie Bruton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Ralph Friday Sr.

CHERAW - The Rev. Ralph Friday Sr., 55, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005 at Carolina Pines after a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 from Crossroads Baptist Church. Burial followed in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Friday was a son of Bernice Zimmerman Friday and the late Caston Friday. He graduated from Long High School in 1968, and received an associate's in divinity from the Morris College School of Religion in Sumter. He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and sang with the Hosannah Gospel Singers. Later, Mr. Friday served as associate minister under the leadership of the Rev. Wilson Kennedy. Mr. Friday served as pastor of the St. Paul and Galilee Baptist churches for several years. He was employed with Evans Correctional Institution until his retirement. Mr. Friday was pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church for nearly 18 years until his death and also served as vice-moderator of the Union Bright Light Missionary Baptist Association.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Addison Friday; four children, Ralph Friday Jr., Rosezette Michelle, Richard Anthony and Wanda Denise; his father-in-law, George Addison; his mother-in-law, Lucinda W. Addison; a brother, Roy Friday of Bowie, Mary.; four sisters, Rosa Mae (Jerry) Oree of Columbia, Danzee Lee (Tommy) Porter of Florence, Debra Moore of Patrick, and Margaret (Don) Huskey of Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Caston Friday Jr. and Terrance McNeil.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Chalmers Luke Godwin Jr.

WINNSBORO - Chalmers Luke Godwin Jr., 81, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005.


A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 from First Baptist Church of Winnsboro conducted by the Rev. Mark Chapman. Burial followed in the church cemetery on Hudson Street Extension.

Memorials may be made to
First Baptist Church in Winnsboro; the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605-4277; or a charity of one's choice.

Born in Summerton, Mr. Godwin was a son of the late Chalmers Luke Sr. and Anna Snow Huggins Godwin. He graduated from Summerton High School and was a 1953 graduate of Clemson College. Mr. Godwin taught Vocational Agriculture at Branchville High School. Later he became sales manager of Horne Motors, after which he became part owner of McLaughlin Ford in Sumter. From Sumter, Mr. Godwin moved his family to Winnsboro where he owned and operated Godwin Ford. After his career in the automotive industry, Mr. Godwin worked in the South Carolina Senate Agriculture Research Committee under Sen. Ed Garrison.

Mr. Godwin served in World War II in the United States Army and received the EAMET Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars and the Victory Medal. He served with the 5th Army in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Mr. Godwin was a member of American Legion Post 11, the York Rite, the Jamil Shrine Temple, the Winnsboro Masonic Lodge 11, and First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Nolte Godwin of the home; three sons, Franklin M. “Frank” (Brenda) Godwin of Santee, Chalmers Edward “Ed” (Marcia) Godwin of Irmo, and Jon Luke (Debbie) Godwin of Blythewood; two brothers, Dr. Winston Y. Godwin of Cheraw, and Joharie L. Godwin of Summerton; two sisters, Mrs. E.T. (Margie) Chandler of Olanta, and Mrs. P.D. (Sybil) Quillin of Virginia Beach, Va.; and five grandchildren, James Luke Godwin, Ashley Jean Godwin, Allison Denise Godwin, Kevin White Godwin and Christina Ann Godwin.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Louise Godwin and Willa Jean Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pope Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Joharie L. Godwin

SUMMERTON - Joharie L. Godwin, 74, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2006 at his home.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 in Grove Hill Cemetery in Darlington with the Rev. Garland S. Hart officiating.

Memorials may be made to Clarendon Hall Academy, 1315 S. Dukes St., Summerton, S.C. 29148; or Laurence Manning Academy, Manning, S.C.

Born in Summerton, Mr. Godwin was a son of the late Chalmers Luke and Anna Snow Huggins Godwin. He graduated from Summerton High School and Clemson A&M (now University) in 1953. Mr. Godwin was a Captain in the United States Army. He was owner of Godwin Tractor of Summerton for many years, serving a large region of South Carolina. Mr. Godwin was a deacon at Summerton Baptist Church, where he also served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was a Mason as well as a member of the Summerton Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Stone Godwin of the home; two sons Joharie “Joey” L. (Sheree) Godwin of Summerton, and Jim (
Shannon) Godwin of Darlington; a daughter, Joanna (Tony) Hall of Florence; six grandchildren, Lauren Godwin (a senior at USC), Brittany and Joharie “J.”L. Godwin III, Merritt Hall, Anna-Leigh Hall and Peyton Godwin; a brother, Dr. Winston Y. Godwin of Cheraw; and two sisters, Mrs. E.T. (Margie) Chandler of Olanta, and Mrs. P.D. (Sybil) Quillin of Virginia Beach, Va.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Chalmers L. Godwin Jr.; and two sisters, Anna Louise Godwin and Willa Jean Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stephens Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Victoria Teal Higgins

BEAUFORT - Victoria Teal Higgins, 10, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005 in McLeod Medical Center in Florence.

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22. A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23 from St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial followed in Beaufort Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to
Mossy Oaks Elementary School, 2510 Mossy Oaks Road, Beaufort, S.C. 29902.

Born in Beaufort, Miss Higgins was a daughter of Elizabeth “Beth” Teal Higgins and Patrick Higgins. She was a fourth grader at
Mossy Oaks Elementary School.

Surviving are her parents of Beaufort; a brother, Nicholas Higgins of Beaufort; a sister, Emily Higgins of Beaufort; her maternal grandmother, Patricia Teal of Cheraw; and her paternal grandparents, Martin and Joan Scheck Higgins of Beaufort.
Arrangements were entrusted to Copeland Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Mary Anna Hinson

CHESTERFIELD - Mary Anna Hinson, 76, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 at Cheraw Healthcare after an illness.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 from the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith with Elder Joe C. Tisdale officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Hinson was a daughter of the late Joe Perrin and Roseanna Lindsey. She attended the public schools of Anson County. Mrs. Hinson was a devoted and loving mother who loved to sew and crochet. She often sewed for others. Mrs. Hinson was a domestic worker for over 40 years. She attended Chesterfield Church.

Surviving are her husband, Weldon Hinson of the home; two sons, James Lee Hinson of Cheraw, and Weldon Hinson Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; Danny Lee Hinson, whom she raised as a son; four brothers, Eugene Perrin of Albany, N.Y., John Perrin of Charlotte, N.C., and Haywood Lee Perrin and Willie Bruce Perrin of Greensboro, N.C.; four sisters, Betty (John) Little and Bernice Henderson of Greensboro, Mamie Lee Ketter of Bronx, N.Y., and Lugene of Norman, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Howell (Clara) Hinson of Baltimore, Mary.; a sister-in-law, Velderah of Baltimore; an aunt, Annie Bell Marshall of Greensboro; 13 grandchildren, Alonzo, Martrail, Syretta, Mertice, Kahaliah Nicole, Muhammad Jamal, Kareem Elijah, Jasmine Nichole, Ruby Lee, Shelly, Danny Leroy, Lorraine and Lonnie Lester; nine great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Hinson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Margaret Elizabeth Threatt ‘Bess' Hoffman

HARTSVILLE - Margaret Elizabeth Threatt “Bess” Hoffman, 101, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 from Middendorf Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Rhyne and Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to
Middendorf Baptist Church, 2202 Middendorf Church Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Lancaster, Mrs. Hoffman was a daughter of the late Oscar and Lucy Mahaffey Threatt. She was a member of Middendorf Baptist Church, was a member of the W.M.U. and taught Sunday School. Mrs. Hoffman taught school for many years in North and South Carolina. She was honored by the South Carolina Legislature on her 100th birthday with a certificate of appreciation for her dedication to her family, community and state.

Surviving are her husband, Ebbie Hoffman of Hartsville; three sisters, Julia T. Lyman of Columbia, Gertrude T. Potts of Florence, and Sarah T. Haynes of Moreland, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

William ‘Bill' Thornwell Hunter Sr.

Cheraw - William “Bill” Thornwell Hunter Sr., 71, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005.

A funeral service will be held at
1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Hunter was a son of the late Julius Thornwell and Myrtis Therrell Hunter. He was a retired construction worker.

Surviving are a son, William T. Hunter Jr. of Wake County, N.C.; a sister, Mary Hunter (Wade) Freeman of Knightsdale, N.C.; two brothers, Jimmy R. (Gerald) Hunter of Knights-dale, and Jackie (Joan) Hunter of Raleigh, N.C.; and a number other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Lillian Creola G. Ivey

HARTSVILLE - Lillian Creola G. Ivey, 93, died Dec. 30, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Ivey was a daughter of the late William Shelton and Lou Weatherford Gainey.

Surviving are four children, Hubert Gainey, Doris Robinson, Janie Lizardi and Betty Hodge; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

John Wayne Outlaw

WALLACE - John Wayne Outlaw, 64, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005 at his home.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 from Emanuel Holiness Church.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Outlaw was a son of the late John Preston and Dorothy Hatcher Outlaw. He was a painter and talented musician. Mr. Outlaw attended
Wallace Emanuel Holiness Church.

Surviving are two sons, Steve Outlaw and Gary Outlaw of
High Point, N.C.; a brother, J.T. Outlaw of Wallace; and a sister, Louise Quick of Wallace.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pearly Ellen Boone.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Ernest Robinson

HAMLET, N.C. - Ernest Robinson, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005 at his home.

A funeral service was held at
1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 from Church of God of Prophecy at Ghio with the Revs. Ellis Autry, Randall Snead and Samuel Watkins officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Robinson was a son of James and Rose Paul Robinson, and was a widower of Lara English Robinson. He was a mechanic and worked for Buttercup and John Deere Implements. Mr. Robinson was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy at Ghio.

Surviving are five daughters, Nellie Thompson, Margaret Jeffrey and Janice Cottingham of Hamlet, Sarah Leviner of Cheraw, and Ethel Faye Robinson of Fayetteville, N.C.; five sons, Ernest James Robinson, Curtis Robinson, Grady Wayne Robinson and Stevie Lynn Robinson of Hamlet, and Keith Allen Robinson of Bennettsville; two brothers, Hubert Robinson and James W. “Yankie” Robinson of Bennettsville; three sisters, Bertha Mae Knight of McColl, Rosa Anderson of Laurinburg, N.C., and Lucille Robinson of Laurel Hill, N.C.; 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Robson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Edith Mayers Rogers

MULLINS - Edith Mayers Rogers, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 at her home after a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 the Chapel of Cox-Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Kirkland officiating. Burial followed in Mayers Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577; Mullins First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 443, Mullins, S.C. 29574; or to McLeod

Hospice, 1203 E. Cheves St., Florence S.C. 29506.

Born in Marion County, Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of the late E. Cleve and Mollie Drew Mayers, and was the widow of Elton C. Rogers. She retired from Anvil Knitwear after more than 40 years of service. Mrs. Rogers was a member of Mullins First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Crusaders Sunday School Class.

Surviving are a son, Clyde H. (Dianne) Rogers of Cheraw; a daughter, Jennie (Jim) Elliott of Mullins; four grand-children; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Gladys Long of Barnwell, and Catherine Morris of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Cleve Mayers Jr., and three sisters, Ann Bray, Inez Gass and Betty Rogers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cox-Collins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

George Andrew Rowie

CHERAW - George Andrew Rowie, 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 from Grooms Funeral Home with Dr. Johnnie Frank McClendon officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Rowie was a son of the late Andrew and Dinah Rowie. He was educated in Chesterfield County and worked at several different jobs. Mr. Rowie was a member of Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church and was a loving, caring family person.

Surviving are a son, Robert (Mildred) Rowie of Cheraw; four grandsons, Robert Rowie of Matthews, N.C., Michael (Zelda) Rowie of Crowley, La., Gerald (Dazeree) Rowie of Charlotte, N.C., and Chris (Bernadette) Rowie of Cheraw; six great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife; two children, George “Monk” Jr. and Elizabeth; seven siblings; and a grandchild, Roberta.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Sara Louise Thomas Stanton

FLORENCE - Sara Louise Thomas Stanton, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005 in a Florence hospital after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30 from Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Completing the Challenge, c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 915 Cherokee Road, Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Stanton was a daughter of the late Malcolm Chastine and Ida Stogner Thomas. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, an avid member of the Women's Golf Association at Florence County Club and the Women's Golf Association at the Country Club of South Carolina. Mrs. Stanton was formerly employed as a bookkeeper.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Thomas Cousar Stanton of Florence; two children, Sara Kate Stanton Monk of Florence, and Thomas Cousar (Robin) Stanton Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren, Emily Sara Monk of Florence, and Mary Kate Stanton and Michael Thomas Stanton of Cleveland, Ohio.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Blakney Sampson Steele

MORVEN, N.C. - Blakney Steele, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 in Anson Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 from Leavitt Funeral Home with the Rev. George Senter officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Deep Creek Baptist Church, c/o Elaine Baker, 252 Chewning Road, Wades-boro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Steele was a son of the late Mary Baker and Jule Steele. He was a retired correctional officer with the North Carolina Division of Prisons.

Surviving are his wife, Melba Hancock Steele of the home; two sons, Ronnie Steele of Harrisburg, N.C., and Randy Steele of Morven; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother and sisters, B.J. Steele of Chesterfield, and Julia Beck and Ruby Texler of Wadesboro, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Thomas Edward Sweatt Sr.

MCBEE - Thomas Edward Sweatt Sr., 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005.
A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 from McBee United Methodist Church with the Revs. Roger Dodds, David Myers and Thomas Crouch officiating. Burial followed in Sweatt Family Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Sweatt was a son of the late Wilton Lee and Pearl Kirkley Sweatt. He was a member of McBee United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He retired from DuPont after 35 years of service. Mr. Sweatt was in the United States Navy serving on the submarine U.S.S. Douglas H. Fox.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Dixon Sweatt of McBee; a son, Thomas E. (Barbara) Sweatt Jr. of Hartsville; a daughter, Dianne S. (Frank) Plyler of McBee; and a granddaughter, Nicole P. (Scott) Fisk of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Sweatt Melton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Frank James Wilkes

PATRICK - Frank James Wilkes, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 from Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Wilkes was a son of the late Clara Wilkes and Pormel Harper. He joined Piney Grove Baptist Church at an early age and later joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Mr. Wilkes served there as a Deacon since 1941 and later became

chairman of the board. He was employed for many years at the Sash, Door and Lumber Company and later worked for Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing Company, from which he retired. Mr. Wilkes was president of the Truelight Gospel Singers, served in the community as part of the Patrick Jaycees and was president of the Singing Convention for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Dora A. Wilkes; three sons, James (Marie) Wilkes, Herbert (Joeann) Wilkes and Sgt. (Ret.) Leopold (Bonnie) Wilkes; three daughters, Mary, Willie Mae and Barbara; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; an aunt, Bertha Scurry of Wilmington, Del.; an adopted sister, Katherine McKenzie; three sisters-in-law, Daisy Larry, Betty Jackson, and Floretha McFarlan; a brother-in-law, Ernest McFarlan; and a number of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two sons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Wilford L. Wilkerson

VANCE - Wilford L. Wilkerson, 63, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 at his home.

A graveside funeral service was held at
11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26 in Gerizim United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Barry Brinson officiating.

Memorials may be made to
Gerizim United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 121, Vance, S.C. 29163.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Wilkerson was a son of the late Arthur L. Wilkerson and

 

Lucy Oliver Wilkerson. He was a graduate of Ruby High School, and was employed with Southern Tank Transport in Dispatch. Mr. Wilkerson was formerly employed the A&P Tea Co. in Columbia and Holly Hill. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved the outdoors.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Barfield Wilkerson of the home; a daughter, Donna Wilkerson of Vance; and a sister, Brenda W. (Bert) Forsythe of Harrisburg, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Avinger Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

Aline Graham Wilson

BENNETTSVILLE -Aline Graham Wilson, 63, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005.

A funeral service was held at
11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 from Clio First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Clio First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 218, Clio, S.C. 29525.

Born in Dillon County, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late Alton and Rosa Turner Graham. She had retired from Marley Electric and was a member of Clio First Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are her husband, C.C. Wilson of Bennettsville; a son, Al Graham of Cheraw; two sisters, Christine Miller of
Lake View, and Elsie Graham of Bennettsville; two stepdaughters, Linda McCall of North Myrtle Beach, and Phyllis Preston of Florence; and two grandchildren, Austin and Logan Graham.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 5, 2006

 

Lucy Ellen Brasington


CHERAW - Lucy Ellen Brasington, died
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 in Columbia.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 in the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Lucy Brasington Scholarship Fund, c/o
First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or the National Foundation for Cancer Research, Bethesda, Mary. 20814.

 

Born in Florence, Mrs. Brasington was a daughter of Edyce Jackson Brasing-ton and the late Jasper Leo Brasington Jr. She graduated from Columbia College and earned her post-graduate degrees from the University of South Carolina. For many years, Ms. Brasington served as a public school librarian and currently served on the Library Staff at Northeastern Technical College. At an early age, Ms. Brasington was active in the Girl Scouts of America and served as an assistant scout leader. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cheraw, a member of the New Horizons Sunday School Class, and a member of the Chancel Choir.

Surviving are her mother of Cheraw; two sisters, Nonie Brasington (Steve) Turner of Houston, Texas, and Kathy Brasington (Jim) Bartlett of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and a nephew, Andy Turner of
Houston.

 

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Brasington Sr. of Cheraw, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Allen Jackson of Timmonsville.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw is serving the family of Ms. Brasington. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

Peggy Fogle Cox

FLORENCE - Peggy Fogle Cox, 65, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 in Peniel Cemetery.

Born in
Chesterfield County, Mrs. Cox was a daughter of the late Melton and Ina Johnson Fogle. She was a retired regional director for the Easter Seals Society. Mrs. Cox was past-president of the Cypress Point Homeowners Association.

Surviving are three children, Thomas Benjamin Cox Jr. and Debra J. Cox of
Florence, and Michelle C. Stutts of Columbia; a brother, Junie Fogle of Ridgeland; and two grandchildren.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Nannie Miller Hursey Digh


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nannie Miller Hursey “Nan' Digh, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 at Aldersgate Asbury Care Center in Charlotte.


A funeral service was held at
3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7 from New Hope Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Campbell, Reid Kieger, John Mills and

 

Clyde Hawkins officiating. Burial followed in Sharon Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215.

Born in
Chesterfield, Mrs. Digh was a daughter of the late Irene Davis and Fred Miller. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church until taking residence at Aldersgate. Surviving are a son, Douglas M. (Ouida) Hursey of Anderson; three grandchildren, Phillip D. (Gail) Hursey of Simpsonville, Angela H. (Calvin) Matheny of Atlanta, Ga., and Andrea J. (Gennaro) Lorusso of Charlotte; four great-grandchildren, Sydney Matheny, Claire Matheny, Ava Lorusso and Gray Lorusso; a son-in-law, Bobby Ray Jordan of Charlotte; two nephews, Alvin (Gail) Miller of Columbia, and Tony (Crystal) Miller of Chesterfield; three stepchildren, Carolyn D. (Hoyle) Griffin of Waxhaw, N.C., George B. (Mary) Digh of Matthews, N.C., and Walter Digh of Charlotte; step-grand-children, Lorie G. (Mike) Edgerton of Waxhaw, Cody Digh, Nikki Digh, Jessie Digh, Coby Digh and Julie G. (Brian) Hunter of Monroe, N.C.; and four step-great-grandchildren, Leah Edgerton, Andrew Edgerton, Brian Hunter Jr., and Seth Hunter.

 

She was preceded in death by her husbands, John D. Hursey and the Rev. Julius W. Digh; a daughter, Wanda Hursey Jordan; two grand-children, Mary Michelle Jordan and Michael Ray Jordan; a sister, Bessie M. Terrell of Chesterfield; and a brother, Tom Miller of Chesterfield.


Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Service.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Wayne David Dixon


HARTSVILLE - Wayne David “Punk”
Dixon, 58, died Tuesday, January 3, 2006.
A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 from Mount Olivet Baptist Church with the Revs. Edward Freeman and Mike Williams officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in
Darlington County, Mr. Dixon was a son of the late John Wesley and Serena Gainey Dixon. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Carrie Brewington of Cheraw, and Annie Starling of Society Hill; a brother, George Dixon of Society Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James Murdock Dixon, Boot Dixon, and Cecil Dixon; and two sisters, Emma Jane Dixon and Frances Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Mary Etta Teal Helms

PATRICK - Mary Etta Teal Helms, 52, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006.

 

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 from Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to Division of Oncology, Ovarian Cancer Research, University Medical Center, P.O. Box 3079, Durham, N.C. 27710


Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Helms was a daughter of Frances Tiller Teal and the late Robert Allen Teal. She was a graduate of
McBee High School and Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College. Mrs. Helms was a medical assistant with Hartsville Diagnostic Associates. She was a faithful member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church where she was a former teacher in the children's department.


Surviving are her husband, Jackie Helms of the home; a son, Johnny (Angela Easter) Helms of Atlanta, Ga.; her mother of Patrick; two brothers, Allen (Jackie) Teal of McBee, and Terry (Karen) Teal of Patrick; two sisters, Sara (James) Isgett and Debra (Gene) Turner of Patrick; his mother-in-law, Loree Middleton Helms of Jefferson; a brother-in-law, Johnny W. (Von) Helms of McBee; a sister-in-law, Lou Ellen (Ray) Clark of McBee; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

James Paul 'Jake' Horne Sr.


LANCASTER - James Paul "Jake" Horne Sr., 84, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 3 from Mahaffey Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Doug Taylor officiating. Burial followed in
Lancaster Memorial Park.


 Born in
Chesterfield County, Mr. Horne was a son of the late Robert and Bessie Horne. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Horne was a retired construction worker and welder.

Surviving are a son, Ricky (Debbie) Horne of Lancaster; three daughters, Pat (David) Snipes and Becky (Wayne) Lucas of Lancaster, and Nan (Alton) Barrineau of Fort Lawn; two brothers, Oscar Horne and Jack Horne of Lancaster; six sisters, Eula Banks of Great Falls, Bell Miles, Bessie Lee "Jo" Bowers, Katie Langley and Ruth Williams of Lancaster, and Inez Whitt of Wagram, N.C.; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two step-grand-children; and two step-great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Ray A. James


CHERAW - Ray A. James, 67, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 from Kiser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials may be made to the Cash Fire Department, Cheraw Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.
 
Born in
Baldwin, W.Va., Mr. James was a son of the late Parker and Birdie M. Peters James. He was a United States Army and National Guard veteran. Mr. James was a volunteer with the Cash Fire Department, serving as a trustee, firefighter, first shift Captain and maintenance officer for more than 20 years. He was an honorary member of the Chicora Indian tribe and member of the Delta 2 Fire Brigade. Mr. James had attended Cash Baptist Church and Welsh Neck Baptist Church. In high school he was a member of the FFA. He was retired from Delta and was a member of the 25 and 40 plus years club.

Surviving are his wife, Betty M. James of Cheraw; two sons, Earl (Gail) James of Cheraw, and Paul (Darlene) James of Society Hill; a daughter, Jennie (Rusty) Chapman of Cheraw; and two grandchildren, Selena James of Society Hill, and Jesse Ray “J.R.” Chapman, who is serving our country in
Kuwait.


He was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Betcher.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Curley ‘June' Ketter Jr.


HARTSVILLE - Curley “June” Ketter Jr., 57, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005 at his home.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 from Harold L. and Dorothy J. Young Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in
Darlington County, Mr. Ketter was a son of Mamie Perrin and the late Curley Junis Ketter. He was employed at several textile industries, was a farm laborer and later worked as a mechanic, passing this trade down to his sons. Mr. Ketter's favorite activities were fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.


Surviving are four daughters, Teresa (Nelson) McDaniel, Tammy McFarland, and Melissa Ketter and Lucille Ketter of Hartsville; three sons, Leroy (Chenitha) Ketter and Ricky (Ashely) Cotton of Hartsville, and Levern (Laura) Ketter of Cheraw; three sisters, Rosetta, Evelyn and Patricia Ann of the Bronx, N.Y.; five brothers, Calvin, George, William, Curley II and Kenneth of the Bronx; 15 grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young and Young Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Ollie ‘Nana' Brower Pegues


 CHERAW - Ollie “Nana” Brower Pegues, 91, died
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 at Cheraw Healthcare nursing home of natural causes.


A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 7 from Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial followed in
Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Mrs. Pegues was a daughter of the late Simon Gete and Hettie Robinson Brower, she was the widow of Pat Marlboro Pegues. She briefly attended
Robert Smalls Elementary School before entering the workforce. She provided domestic care for many prominent families in Cheraw and also worked at the Cheraw Box Mill for several years. She and her husband returned to Cheraw in 1962. She was a member of Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church where she served on the usher board and in the choir. Mrs. Pegues loved to dance, walk around town, and loved animals and people.


Surviving are a daughter, Carolyne B. Williams; a son, Lee Charles Brower of New Haven, Conn.; five grandchildren, Beverly (Brian) Williams-Coles of Richmond, Va., Linda (Rob) Greer of Saugerties, N.Y., Pamela Brower of Binghamton, N.Y., Cynthia (Mark) Brower of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Charles Young of New Haven; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia McIver of Detroit, Mich., and Bessie Davis of New York, N.Y.; four brothers, Simon (Florence) Ford of Baltimore, Mary., Thomas (Donna) Ford of Columbia, Albert (Ann) Ford of Teaneck, N.J., and Howard Ford of New York.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Willie Francis; two brothers, Issac and John Henry; two sisters, Hettie and Francis, and a grandson, Darryl.


Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

 

David Earl Pleasant


CHERAW - David Earl Pleasant, 81, died
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006.


A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 from First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Old Saint David's Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to
First Baptist Church, Berean Sunday School Class or Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or St. David's Episcopal Church, Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.
 
Born in
Greensboro, N.C., Mr. Pleasant was a son of the late David L. and Lena Mae Bean Pleasant. He was a leader in advertising for over 50 years. Mr. Pleasant retired in 1999 after directing advertising for the Moore's Department Store chain for 34 years. He was a World War II, and United States Army Air Corps Veteran. Mr. Pleasant was a Flight Engineer-Gunner and flew combat missions over enemy occupied territory in Austria, Poland, Yugoslavia and Germany. He was a POW in Yugoslavia. Mr. Pleasant was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, and the Berean Sunday School Class.


Surviving are his wife Juliette Ross Pleasant of Cheraw; a son, David H. Pleasant of Florence; a daughter, Susan Pleasant of Ellijay, Ga.; three stepdaughters, Caroline Martin of Florence, Jo Bellamy of Wilmington, N.C., and Kathy Skinner of Ocean Springs, Miss.; two stepsons, “Andy” Martin of Charleston, Henry “Bud” Bellamy III of Christiansburg, Va.; four sisters, Frances Brinkley, Ruth Armen-trout and Dot Bell of

Thomasville, N.C., and Billie Lee of Greensboro, N.C.; and eight grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a wife, Vicki Macon Pleasant.


Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Goldia Jeanette Rivers


INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. - Goldia “Goldie” Jeanette Rivers, 69, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005.


A funeral service was held at
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 from First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Whitson officiating.

Born in
Chesterfield County, Mrs. Smith was the only daughter of the late John H. and Cora Huntley Rivers. She was a member of Indian Trail Baptist Church and participated in many activities there.


Surviving are a daughter, Janice S. Hartis of Indian Trail; three sons, Richard Smith of
Chesterfield, Terry L. Smith of Monroe, N.C., and Nathan W. Smith of Indian Trail; and 10 grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gaskin Services. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

William Franklin ‘Willie' Teal

PATRICK - William Franklin “Willie” Teal, 71, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006.


A graveside funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Homer Hinson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 1635 Cedar Creek Church Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550; or Patrick Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 209, Patrick, S.C. 29584.


 Born in Hartsville, Mr. Teal was a son of the late Sandy and Lula Byrd Teal. He was a member of
Cedar Creek Baptist Church and was retired from the Chesterfield County school system.

Surviving are his wife, Ann Tolson Teal of Patrick; a son, William F. Teal Jr. of Patrick; a niece, Cherith Vansickle of
Sumter; and a granddaughter, Kristen Cox of Maryland.


Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Julian D. Walker


GOOSE CREEK - Julian D. “Chief”
Walker, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 in Life Care Center of Charlestonna.

A graveside funeral service was held in
Carolina Memorial Park, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.


Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Palmetto Chapter,
P.O. Box 80459, Charleston, S.C. 29416-0459.


Born in
Lynn, Mass., Mr. Walker was a son of Julian D. Walker Sr. and Lucy Bragg Walker McDonough, and was the former husband of Nell Giddens. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and his community by his service in many fire departments across South Carolina spanning 40 plus years: James Island, Hanahan, Goose Creek, and Cheraw where he also served as a police officer. Mr. Walker retired as the Assistant Fire Chief from the Goose Creek Fire Department and served as former Fire Chief with the Hanahan Fire Department. He retired as the Fire Safety Officer for Bayer Corp. and was a member of Goose Creek Masonic Lodge 401 A.F.M., the S.C. Fire Chief's Association and the National Chief's Association.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy (Ross) Moody of North Charleston; three sons, Jerry (Barbara) Walker of North Charleston, Charles Walker of Goose Creek, and Jay (Mary) Walker of Taylorsville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


He was preceded in death by a brother, T.W. “Billy” Walker of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

Dorothy Eddins Wilkes


WADESBORO, N.C. - Dorothy Eddins Wilkes, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006 in Harris Hospice at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.


A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 from New Hope United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bob Herron and Betsy Herron officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.


Born in
Anson County, Mrs. Wilkes was a daughter of the late Peter Raymond and Carrie Aileen Gaddy Eddins. She had worked at Becky's Dress Shop and B.C. Moore's. Mrs. Wilkes was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Lanneau of Chesterfield, and Marsha Wilkes of Wadesboro; four grand-children, George Lanneau III, David Lanneau, Paul Lanneau and Leslie Fox; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Taylor Fox, Courtney Lanneau Fox, Phillip Thomas Lanneau and Alexander George Lanneau; and two sisters, Elizabeth Pratt of Polkton, N.C., and Betty Davis and Peggy Leonard of Chesterfield.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

Carolyn Talley Barber

CHERAW - Carolyn Talley Barber, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at her home after a brief illness.

A service to honor the life of Carolyn Barber will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 from First United Methodist Church in Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129 Cheraw, S.C. 29520; Faith Christian Academy 220 Greene St. Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County P.O. Box 293 Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.
 
Born in
Cape Girardeau, Mo., Mrs. Barber was a daughter of the late Dewey Lee and Virginia Wessell Talley. She attended Ohio State University and was a library aid in Chagrin Falls High School for many years. Her love and devotion for children were evident in her continuing relationships with those students for many years after they had graduated. Mrs. Barber was a homemaker and an avid gardener, floral arranger and decorator. She was an associate member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw and was a member of Chagrin Falls United Methodist Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She and her husband were former residents of Chagrin Falls, Ohio area for over 35 years.

Surviving are her husband Charles D. “Chuck” Barber of Cheraw; a son, Charles “Chip” (Karen) Barber II of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Cheryl Marie Barber (Sarah Andrews) of Willoughby, Ohio, and Elizabeth “Beth” Barber of Cheraw; two sisters, Virginia E. Williams of Hudson, Ohio, and Nancy Jo Martin of Amelia Island, Fla.; a brother John Talley of Whittier, Calif.; three grandchildren, Lee Tillman of Charleston, Carolyn Marsch Tillman of Cheraw, and Alyssa Ruth Barber of Raleigh, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

Paul T. ‘Buddy' Brigman Jr.

EFFINGHAM - Paul T. “Buddy” Brigman, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 from Midway Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Manna House Food Bank,
450 Jarrott St., Florence, S.C. 29501; or Lighthouse Ministries, 201 E. Elm St., Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Florence, Mr. Brigman was a son of Paul Thomas Brigman Sr. and Roberta Williamson Brigman. He served in the United States Army and was employed by INA Bearing Company. Mr. Brigman was a member of College Park Baptist Church in Florence.

Surviving are his parents of Florence; his wife, Sherry Diane “Sunny” Brigman of Florence; four children, Misti Brigman Diamond of Martinsburg, W.Va., Sarah Brigman of Conway, William Gabriel Thomas Brigman of Florence, and Melissa Ann Brigman of Charlotte, N.C., a stepson, Clayton Cooper of St. Augustine, Fla.; a sister, Denise Reider of Hartsville; a grandson, Landon White; and two step-grandchildren.

Anderson ‘Bernie' Burns Jr.

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Anderson Burns Jr., 70, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, Anthony Hooks and Lila Mae Hooks, and Bishop Jerry T. Hardison officiating. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in
Chesterfield County, Mr. Burns was a son of the late Anderson and Lannie Burns. He was educated in the pubic schools of South Carolina. Converted at an early age, he joined the New Zion Baptist Church. In 1959 He became a member of the King James Jurisdiction A.A.S.R., Inc. Mr. Burns moved to Brooklyn and was lastly employed by Adelphi Academy.

Surviving are his wife, Ivory Lee Burns; a son, Rickey Reed of Cheraw; six stepchildren, John, Gregory, James Carl, Grant, Cynthia Grubbs, Margaret and Thomas Grubbs, who also preceded him in death; seven sisters, Hattie Burns, Carolyn Burns-Patterson, Ophelia (James) Ellerbe, Isabell Ellerbe and Betty Jones of Cheraw, and Bernice “Bonnie” Henderson and Ruth Sheppard of Coatesville, Pa.; Ernest Jones of Coatesville; a sister-in-law, Maggie Burns of Tampa, Fla.; five brothers, Robert and Ernest Burns, and Richard, Cleveland and J.C. Jones; a niece who was like a daughter, Rosalyn Gail Burns of Brooklyn; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Greene; and four sisters, Ora McClendon, Pearlie Mae Ellerbe, Lula Burns and Flora Benson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 12, 2006

Larry Thomas Ford


CHERAW - Larry Thomas Ford, 50, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.


A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Born in Cheraw, Mr. Ford was a son of Fred E. Ford and the late Sara Louise Davis Ford. He was a former employee of PPM and a former member of the S.C. National Guard.


Surviving are two daughters, Christie Ford and Julie Ford; two brothers, Freddie (Debbie) Ford of Chesterfield, and Bruce Ford of Cheraw; his maternal grandmother, Sarah Nezzie Davis of Cheraw; and a nephew, Banyon Ford of
Chesterfield.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006.

 

Laura Baskins Gillespie

 CHERAW - Laura Baskins Gillespie, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 from Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Gillespie was a daughter of the late Sky and Lottie Drake Baskins, and was the widow of George A. Gillespie Jr. She was a member of Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church and St. James Chapter of 381 O.E.S., Cheraw. Mrs. Gillespie was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and a comforter.

Surviving are four daughters, Shirley (John) Gainey of Cheraw, Lois (Leroy) Shuler of the Bronx, N.Y., and Elaine (Casthederol) Hannah and Marian (Robert) Covington of Cheraw; four sons and one stepson, Johnnie (Gloria) Gillespie of Cheraw, James (Gloria) Gillespie of Lugoff, Raymond (Fannie) Gillespie of Anchorage, Alaska, Dallas (Angela) Gillespie of Cheraw, and the Rev. James (Roberta) Sellers of Warren, Ohio; eight aunts, Margaret Ellison of New York, N.Y., Marie Cassidy of Willingboro, N.J., Nellie Sanders, Della Ford, Bertha Drake, Flora Dell Drake, Beatrice Drake and Dorothy Drake, all of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Laura Walls; 30 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, George Gillespie Jr. and Preston Gillespie; a sister, Daisy Sellers; and two brothers, James Baskins and Walter Baskins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

Laura Baskins Gillespie

 

CHERAW - Laura Baskins Gillespie, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.


A funeral service was held at
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 from Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Gillespie was a daughter of the late Sky and Lottie Drake Baskins, and was the widow of

George A. Gillespie Jr. She was a member of Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church and St. James Chapter of 381 O.E.S., Cheraw. Mrs. Gillespie was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and a comforter.


Surviving are four daughters, Shirley (John) Gainey of Cheraw, Lois (Leroy) Shuler of the Bronx, N.Y., and Elaine (Casthederol) Hannah and Marian (Robert) Covington of Cheraw; four sons and one stepson, Johnnie (Gloria) Gillespie of Cheraw, James (Gloria) Gillespie of Lugoff, Raymond (Fannie) Gillespie of Anchorage, Alaska, Dallas (Angela) Gillespie of Cheraw, and the Rev. James (Roberta) Sellers of Warren, Ohio; eight aunts, Margaret Ellison of New York, N.Y., Marie Cassidy of Willingboro, N.J., Nellie Sanders, Della Ford, Bertha Drake, Flora Dell Drake, Beatrice Drake and Dorothy Drake, all of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Laura Walls; 30 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by two sons, George Gillespie Jr. and Preston Gillespie; a sister, Daisy Sellers; and two brothers, James Baskins and Walter Baskins.


Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Cheraw.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

William Francis ‘Bill' Haithcock

PAGELAND - William Francis “Bill” Haithcock, 65, of Dana Point, Calif., died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach, Calif.

A private graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland, with the Rev. Joe Burnette leading the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County,
P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Haithcock was a son of the late Nettie Sellers Haithcock and the late Cecil David Haithcock. He graduated from Pageland High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He had retired after years of sales in the automotive industry.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Dusel Haithcock, of the home; two daughters, Paige Haithcock (John) Weber of Guilford, Conn., and Paisley Haithcock (Michael) Wixted of Long Beach, Calif.; a son, Jeremy Haithcock of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandsons, Corey Weber and Zachary Weber of Guilfrod; two brothers, Charles David (Betty Sue) Haithcock of Charlotte, and Jimmy Lee (Claudia) Haithcock of Lancaster; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

Ora Dell Ingram

 BETHUNE - Ora Dell Holland Ingram, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 from Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barbara Segars officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, Box 275, Bethune, S.C. 29009.

Born in Lee County, Mrs. Ingram was a daughter of the late Leon and Irene Parker Holland, and was the widow of Wilson P. Ingram. She was a Kendall retiree, member of Bethel United Methodist Church, and a past member of the choir and Jennie King Circle.

Surviving are two sons, Don (Beverly) Ingram of Bethune, and Freddie (Betty) McLaughlin of Hartsville; two daughters, Vivian (Travis) Powell of Bethune, and Maxie (William) Matthews of Chesterfield; a brother, Odes Holland of Apollo Beach, Fla.; eight grand-children; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Liston Holland and J.D. Holland, a sister, Rowena Holland, and a grandson, Don “Inky” Ingram.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

Jasper Steve Jones

CHERAW - Jasper Steve Jones, 32, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 from Kiser Funeral Home.

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

Born in Darlington, Mr. Jones was a son of Danny and Anne Childers. He was an electrician and enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are a brother, Mike Dixon of Cheraw; a stepbrother, Danny Childers Jr. of Hartsville; a sister, Frances Winburn of Patrick; two stepsisters, Christy Reynolds of Patrick, and Amanda Summerlin of Society Hill; a grandmother, Thelma McFarland of Patrick; and a special niece, Alli Winburn of Patrick.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Bobby Freeman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

Janie Bell Larry


 HARTSVILLE - Janie Bell Larry, 65, died
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness.

 

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 from Kay Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Born in
Darlington County, Mrs. Larry was a daughter of the late Burrell and Bell McCoy Roary. She received her education in the public schools in the area and was retired from Wellman. Mrs. Larry was a member of Kay Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Loretta (Norris) Evans of Hartsville; four sons, James Larry Jr., Kevin Timothy Larry and Keith (Aurelia) Larry of Hartsville, and Lonnie Earl Larry of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Ruby Mack and Bobbie Jean (Roy) Evans of Durham, N.C., and Betty Lou (June) Phillips of McBee; two brothers, Burrell Roary Jr. of Newbern, N.C., and Bobby (Willie Mae) Roary of McBee; two uncles, Frank Roary and Bishop James McCoy; an aunt, Mary McCoy; 11 grand-children; a great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

 

 

 

Bette Morrison Lysz


 HARTSVILLE - Bette Morrison Lysz, 67, died
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006.


A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Pierce officiating.
 
Born in
Chesterfield County, Mrs. Lysz was a daughter of the late Edward Preston and Bessie Hall Morrison, and was the widow of Edward Lysz.  

Surviving are a daughter, Karen L. Jeffords (Ricky) Weatherford of Florence; a sister, Willene Gardner of Rock Hill; five brothers, Howard E. “Gene” Morrison, Lloyd F. Morrison and Robert B. Morrison of Hartsville, Edward Harrell Morrison of Monroe, N.C., and Bruce H. Morrsion of Charlotte, N.C.; and a granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Weatherford.


She was preceded in death by a son, Garrett Lysz.


Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

 

Alaina Brooke Quick


WALLACE - Alaina Brooke Quick, two months, died
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 from New Hope United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County,
P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or New Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Lacy Brigman, P.O. Box 128, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

Born in
Florence, Miss Quick was a daughter of Brooklyn Curtis and Jonathan Quick.


Surviving are her parents of the home; a brother, Cameron Goins of the home; maternal grandparents, Susan Davis of Myrtle Beach, and Billy Ray (Teresa) Curtis Jr. of Patrick; paternal grandparents, Shuford and Elaine Quick of Wallace; maternal great-grandparents, Steve and Mary Alice Stafford of Cheraw, and Billy Ray Curtis Sr. of Chesterfield; paternal great-grandparents, Elease Quick of Bennettsville, and Lacy Brigman Jr. of Wallace; and maternal great-great-grandparents, Alice C. Jones of Cheraw, and Rebecca Curtis of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, W.S. Quick Jr. and Doris W. Brigman.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

 

Myrtle Davis Rollins

 CHESTERFIELD - Myrtle Davis Rollins, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund,
293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in
Chesterfield, Mrs. Rollins was a daughter of the late James Alfred

“Boss” and Mattie McLaurin Davis, and was the widow of Drewey H. Rollins. She was a homemaker and member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Doris Jean (J.W.) Moore of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, Terry (Stuart) Smith of Graham, N.C., and Randy (Crysie) Stokes of Hartsville; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Stokes; and two sisters, Emogene Barefoot and Lucille Dutton of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Davis and James Alfred Davis Jr.; and four sisters, Eula Burr, Aggie Lampley, Ruby Odom and Geneva Bishop.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 19, 2006

Cora Mungo Allen

PAGELAND - Cora Mungo Allen, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, Jan. 14, from Sandy Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Frazier officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. Allen was a daughter of the late James and Catherine M. Mungo, and was the widow of Ernest Allen. She joined Sandy Grove UM Church at an early age. After moving to Durham, N.C., Mrs. Allen became a member of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of the Senior Choir and the Greater St. Paulette's Missionary Circle. Mrs. Allen later joined Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where she attended faithfully until her health failed.

Surviving are a daughter, Emma Jean Allen; a granddaughter, Corretta Allen, both of Durham; a sister, Follie Mae Spencer of Baltimore, Mary.; two brothers, Willie (Malinda) Mungo of Pageland and Booker T. Mungo of Baltimore; a special niece, Lenora Brown; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three sisters; Ethel Baker, Flonnie Jackson and Nazire Allen; and two brothers, Grover C. Mungo and Frank Mungo.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 26, 2006

Gennie Ledwell Cummings

WALLACE - Gennie Ledwell Cummings, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Dundee Manor Nursing Home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at White's Creek Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Hatcher officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Rockingham, N.C., Mrs. Cummings was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Patsy Cummings (Jimmy) Henderson and Elsie Cummings (Alvin) Perhealth, both of Wallace; three sons, Homer Cummings of Rockingham, Wayne (Sue) Cummings of Wallace, and Thomas (Diane) Cummings of Wallace; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 26, 2006

 

Dovie Boone Faile

JEFFERSON - Dovie Boone Faile, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Faile was a daughter of the late Dock and Pearl Robertson Boone, and was the widow of Menton Faile. She was a retired employee of Cannon Mills.

Surviving are three sisters, Annie Mae Jenkins of Jefferson, Ruby Duncan of Clover and Pauline Jenkins of Rockwell, N.C.; a half-brother, Clarence Boone of Charlotte, N.C., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jeffrey Kent Caddell

 HARTSVILLE - Jeffrey Kent Caddell, 45, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 from Chapel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Grover Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hartsville National League Baseball, Box 544, Hartsville, S.C. 29551.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Caddell was a son of Willie Joe and the late Shelby Jean Starling Caddell. He served in the United States Air Force and was employed with Sonoco Products Company in the paper mill. Mr. Caddell coached the Kiwanis team in the Hartsville National League Baseball.

Surviving are his wife, Michelle Johnson Caddell of Hartsville; two sons, Dylan Caddell and Caleb Caddell of Hartsville; his father of Hartsville; sisters, Lisa Caddell (Nickey) Simmons and Tabetha Caddell (Tal) Windham of Lamar; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 26, 2006.

Marvin Thomas Walters

SOCIETY HILL - Marvin Thomas Walters, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, from Harris Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Society Hill LDS Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Walter was a son of Ira and Annie Walters.

Surviving are his wife, Hattie Walters; five children, Ricky Walters, Dean Walters, Wayne Walters, Marlene Walters and Wanda Freeman; a sister, Mildred Freeman; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 26, 2006

Carolyn Talley Barber

CHERAW - Carolyn Talley Barber, 75, died at her home Saturday, January 14, 2006, after a brief illness.

A service to honor the life of Carolyn Barber will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to
First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, SC 29520; Faith Christian Academy, 220 Greene St., Cheraw, SC 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Dewey Lee and Virginia Wessell Talley. She attended Ohio State University and was a library aid in the Chagrin Falls High School for many years.

Her love and devotion for children were evident in her continuing relationships with those students for many years after they had graduated. Mrs. Barber most enjoyed being a homemaker and was an avid gardener, floral arranger and decorator.

She was an associate member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw and was a member of Chagrin Falls United Methodist Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She shared a warm and loving sprit, a giving and gracious heart, and an endearing smile and laughter. She will be missed by her family and friends. She and her husband were former residents of the Chagrin Falls, Ohio, area for more than 35 years.

Surviving are her husband, Charles D. “Chuck” Barber of Cheraw; one son, Charles “Chip” (Karen) Barber II of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Cheryl Marie Barber (Sarah Andrews) of Willoughby, Ohio, and Elizabeth “Beth” Barber of Cheraw; two sisters, Virginia E. Williams of Hudson, Ohio, and Nancy Jo Martin of Amelia Island, Fla.; a brother, John Talley of Whittier, Calif.; three grandchildren, Lee Tillman of Charleston, Carolyn Marsch Tillman of Cheraw, and Alyssa Ruth Barber of Raleigh, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 26, 2006

Ray A. James

 CHERAW - Ray A. James, 67, died Monday, January 9, 2006.

There was a funeral service on Jan. 13 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial with military honors was held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be sent to: Cash Fire Department or Cheraw Rescue Squad or American Cancer Society. 

Born in Baldwin, W.V., Mr. James was a son of the late Parker and Birdie M. Peters James. He was a U.S. Army and National Guard Veteran. He was a volunteer with the Cash Fire Dept., serving as trustee, firefighter, first shift Captain, and Maintenance Officer for more than 20 years. He was an honorary member of the Chicora Indian Tribe and member of the Delta #2 Fire Brigade. Mr. James had attended Cash Baptist Church and Welsh Neck Baptist Church. In high school, he was a member of the FFA. He was retired from Delta and was a member of the 25 and 40 plus years club.

Surviving are: his wife, Betty M. James of Cheraw; two sons, Earl (Gail) James of Cheraw and Paul (Darlene) James of Society Hill; a daughter, Jennie (Rusty) Chapman of Cheraw; and two grandchildren, Selena James of Society Hill and Jesse Ray “J.R.” Chap-man, who is serving our country in
Kuwait.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Ellen Betcher.

Arrangements were entrust to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 26, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

February 2006

Mary Henrietta Blackwell

CHESTERFIELD - Mary Henrietta Blackwell, 70, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 from Mt. Mary Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Byrd, the Rev. Jerry Corbett and the Rev. Gregory Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church cemetery.

Mrs. Blackwell was a daughter of the late Wilbert Turnage and George Anna Cranford. She was converted at an early age and joined Teal's Chapel Baptist Church, where she served until her health failed.

Surviving are three daughters, Rona McBride, Gail Peterson and Cynthia Blackwell, all of Cheraw; four sons, Jefferey Turnage of Cheraw, Chris Turnage of Charlotte, N.C., Emerson (Debbie) Blackwell of Woodbridge, Va., and David Blackwell of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Cubie Gillespie of Alexandria; an aunt, Odessa Asbury of Baltimore, Md., 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a devoted niece and nephew, William and Anna Turnage; two very special great-nephews, Travis Drake of Boone, N.C. and Larry Turnage of Alexandria; a very special great-niece, Fiona Turnage of Alexandria; a devoted friend, Connie McBride; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Chesterfield.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 2, 2006

Lloyd Cassidy

CHESTERFIELD - Lloyd Cassidy, 80, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, from Oakland Baptist Church cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Mr. Cassidy was a son of the late Calvin and Viola Boan Cassidy. He was a retired foreman with the S.C. Highway Department and attended Oakland Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Beatrice Linton Cassidy of the home; two sons, Murray (Sadie) Cassidy of Cheraw and Reggie (Jan Luther) Cassidy of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, Marie (Michael) Whitaker of Mt. Croghan and Calvin (Nikki Roscoe) Cassidy of Cheraw; a great-grandchild, James Michael Whitaker; two brothers, Paul (Linda) Cassidy of Patrick and Bill (Mildred) Cassidy of Chesterfield; and two sisters, Vera (Julius) Short of Patrick and Evelyn Moore of Ruby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 2, 2006

Christine Barrentine Caulder

DILLON - Christine Barrentine Caulder, 69, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, from Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Greenlawn cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, P.O. Box 712, Dillon, S.C. 29536.

Born in Dillon County, Mrs. Caulder was a daughter of the late Lawton and Bessie Turner Barrentine. She was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Calvin Caulder of Dillon; two sons, Calvin Michael Caulder of Dillon and Derick Russell (Sharon) Caulder of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren, Caleb Caulder, Ethan Caulder, Shea Caulder, Jordan Goings, Christopher Caulder, Courtney Caulder and Nicholas Caulder.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 2, 2006

William “Buster” Ervin Gaskins

WALLACE - William “Buster” Ervin Gaskins, 46, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at
4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Wallace Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 245, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Gaskins was a son of John T. and Lois Gaskins. He worked for INA Bearing USA for over 12 years. Mr. Gaskins enjoyed Clemson Tiger and Marlboro County football. He had a real passion for riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Mr. Gaskins was looking forward to the arrival of two special grandchildren in the spring.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Rivers Gaskins of Wallace; a son, Ian Gaskins of Cheraw; a daughter, Kelly Gaskins of Rockingham, N.C.; his parents, of Chesterfield; a brother, Tommy (Barbara) Gaskins of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; and three sisters, Patricia “Sue” (Steve) Young of Pleasant Garden, Faith Webb of Pineville, and Dianne (Ronnie) Sellers of Darlington.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 2, 2006

Betty Lynch Langley

CHERAW - Betty Lynch Langley, 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, c/o Margaret Stafford, 6357 Teals Mill Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Florence County, Mrs. Langley was a daughter of the late Wiley W. “Bill” and Celestial Murphy Lynch. She was a graduate of McClenaghan High School and was a Belk associate in Chesterfield until her retirement in 1994. Mrs. Langley was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Jessie James Langley of the home; two sons, Chris (Sue) Langston of Copper Canyon, Texas and Cliff (Suzanne) Langston of Double Oak, Texas; two stepdaughters, Donna (Kevin) Adams of Fort Mill and Patricia Brigman of Hartsville; a sister, Linda Lynch Brown of Florence; 13 grandchildren; a special niece, Lea Gardner; and a special nephew, Tory Brown.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 2, 2006

Fara Lee Louallen Wright

PAGELAND - Fara Lee Louallen Wright, 82, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, from Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. William Coleman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Straut Alsbrooks and Mary Louallen, and was the widow of William Wright. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until her demise, a member of OES Chapter 234 Golden Gate, and was retired from Caro Knit.

Surviving are nine sons, Bobby (Dorothy) Wright, Curtis (Mildred) Wright, Roger (Yolanda) Wright, Frankie (Vivian) Wright, Don (Sherry) Wright, the Rev. Jimmy Wright, Terry Wright, Ben Wright, and Franklin (Tammy) Wright; four daughters, Betty Robinson, Ann (Calvin) Johnson, Gail Wright, and Peaches Wright; a foster son, Roy (Clara) Sowell Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Otis (Mary) Sowell of Jefferson; three sisters, Martha Mae Funderburk of Charlotte, Annie Mae Louallen of Bronx, N.Y., and Catherine Tate of Pageland; an aunt, Sadie Crawford of Cheraw; two sisters-in-law; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 2, 2006

 

 

Geneva Middleton Belk

LANCASTER - Geneva Middleton Belk died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at White Oak Manor, Lancaster.

A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 7, in McCarter Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McCarter Presbyterian Church, 2 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Belk was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Sally Johnson Middleton, and was the widow of John Wesley Belk. She was a retired tax preparer for H&R Block. Mrs. Belk was a member of McCarter Presbyterian Church and the Laurens Road Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters: Eugene Middleton, Conley Middleton and Clinton Middleton, Martha Wiggins and Edythe Hendrick.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Mackey Mortuary.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Terry Lynn Carter

MONROE, N.C. - Terry Lynn Carter, 48, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, in Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Carter was a son of the late Cletus Hinson Carter and the late Darcy Caskey Carter.


Surviving are his wife, Tammy Long Carter of the home; a daughter, Heather C. Sutton of Monroe; a son, Joshua Lynn Carter of Pageland; four grandchildren; two brothers, Mark Wayne Carter and William Franklin Carter of Gurdon, Ark.; and a sister, Sandra Carter Helms of Southport, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Betty Walters Dutton

LILESVILLE, N.C. - Betty Walters Dutton, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, from Lilesville Baptist Church with the Rev. George Senter officiating. Burial followed in Lilesville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Lilesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 305, Lilesville, NC 28091; or to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Dutton was a daughter of the late Lessie Price and Fletcher Walters. She retired from B.C. Moore and Sons with over 31 years of service and was a faithful member of Lilesville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Maynard G. Dutton Sr. of the home; a son, Maynard G. Dutton Jr. of

Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Sherry D. (Rick) McRorie of Norwood, N.C.; a grandchild, Heather Crump of Aquadale, N.C.; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Brady Walters of Wingate, N.C., and Don Walters of Lancaster; and two sisters, Laura Brock of Cheraw, and Carolyn Sanders of Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Bouknight and Bobbie Broome.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Claudia Lois Earle

CENTRAL - Claudia Lois Earle, 94, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, from Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 207 Johnson Road, Central, SC 29630.

A native of Central, Mrs. Earle was a daughter of the late W.T. Earle and the late Bertha Lawrence Earle. She had been a resident of Laurel Hill Living Center for the past six years. Mrs. Earle was a teacher in Greenville and Pickens counties for 42 years.

Surviving are a sister, Edith Hellams of Camden; two brothers, Edward B. Earle of McBee, and Thomas P. Earle of Central; and 20 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie Houk and Clara Porter; and three brothers, Wilton L. Earle, Joe Berry Earle, and George B. Earle.

Arrangements were entrusted to Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

David Freeman

ROCK HILL - David “Cowboy” Freeman, 55, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at his home.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, from Wolfe Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Parrish officiating.

Memorials may be made to David Freeman Memorial Fund, c/o Wolfe Funeral Home, 314 Spratt St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Freeman was a son of Dorothy Bell Boyd Bennett and the late Charles Edward Freeman. He was retired from Rock Hill Printing and Finishing.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Teresa “Sissy” Freeman of Rock Hill; his mother of Rock Hill; two brothers, Donnie Freeman of Rock Hill, and Gary Freeman of Chesterfield; three sisters, Linda Flynn of Stanley, N.C., Deloris “Dee” Beverlin of Fort Mill, and Sheila DeMarco of Rock Hill; a stepson, Robert “Bo” Gillian of Rock Hill; a stepdaughter, Tina Jordan of Indian Land; and four grandchildren, Aaron, Justin, Eric and Tina.

Arrangements were entrusted to Wolfe Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Purvis ‘P.J.' Gainey

CHERAW - Purvis “P.J.” Gainey, 63, of Oak Ridge, N.C., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at
11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3 in LDS cemetery, Society Hill.

Memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House of Winston-Salem, N.C.; or the American Cancer Society.
 
Born in Hartsville, Mr. Gainey was a son of Sallie Jones and the late Purvis Gainey. He was a longtime steel worker and recently retired from the Breakers Hotel in
Myrtle Beach.

Surviving are his mother of High Point, N.C.; a son, Mitch (Robin) Gainey of Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter, Michelle (Jose) Vazquez of Asheboro, N.C.; his stepfather, Nat Jones of High Point; three sisters, Sherry Sparrow of Lynchburg, Va., Judy (Mike) Keeling of High Point, and Cindy (Jesse) Rierson of Belews Creek, N.C.; a brother, Larry (Tina) Gainey of Myrtle Beach; eight grandchildren, Jessica Gainey, Greyson Gainey, Zander Gainey, Kattie Kujan, Tyler Kujan, Joshua Vazquez, Marissa Vazquez and Linzee Vazquez; his dog, “Buster”; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Gainey, and a son, Randy Gainey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

 Gerald Wayne Helms

LANCASTER - Gerald Wayne Helms, 59, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006.

Services were private.

Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Helms was a son of the late James Codell Helms and Lydia Ann Allmond Helms. He was retired and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are his wife, Carolyn S. Helms of the home; two sons, Joey (Debra) Shipman of Lancaster, and John “Rob” Shipman of the home; three daughters, Rhonda (Carson) Powers and Joann (Dennis) Snipes of Lancaster, and Geraldine “Deana” (Jimmy) Gray of Pageland; two brothers, Bruce Helms and Johnny C. Helms of Lancaster; three sisters, Mary Wright, Betty Barrett and Margaret Coley of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren, Carson Powers Jr., Lee Ann Powers, Samantha Nix, Hayley Nix, Tiffany Wood, Cody Wood, Dusty Snipes, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Bryan and Westley Shipman; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Harold Hicks

PAGELAND - Harold Hicks, 67, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, from High Point Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A son of Lester and Beatrice Carnes Hicks, Mr. Hicks was a United States Air Force veteran.

Surviving are two brothers, Bryan Hicks of Lugoff, and Tommy Hicks of Pageland; and three sisters, Kaye Jenkins and Linda (Bill) Terry of Pageland, and Jean (Harold) Outen of Lancaster.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

 

Christopher Hoffman

PATRICK - Christopher Allen Hoffman, 23, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, from Praise The Lord Ministries. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.
 
Born in Hartsville, Mr. Hoffman was a son of Benny and Merna Hoffman and Alicia Gregory.

Surviving are siblings, Ashley Gregory, Benny Hoffman Jr., Artie Capell; grandparents, Buddy and Marlene Crowley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Ethel F. Williams Snipes

LANCASTER - Ethel F. Williams Snipes, 88, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, from Pleasant Dale Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Nunn and Jessie Adams officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Dale Baptist Church Building Fund, 133 S. Potter Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
 
Born in Pageland, Mrs. Snipes was a daughter of the late James and Alice Williams, and was the widow of Ernest Melvin Snipes. She was a member of
Pleasant Dale Baptist Church for more than 50 years, where she was Sunday School secretary in the adult department for more than 30 years.

Mrs. Snipes was a former employee of Springs Industries and a retired seamstress.

Surviving are a daughter, JoAnn Snipes of Lancaster; five sons, Pete Snipes, Dimp Snipes, Jimmy Snipes and Donnie M. Snipes of Lancaster, and Landon Snipes of Dallas, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Frankie Samuel King

CHESTERFIELD - Frankie Samuel King, 62, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or Shiloh United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Fund, c/o Susan Hodge, 4059 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Born in
Chesterfield, Mr. King was a son of the late William Walter and Ella Rivers King. He was a retired painting contractor.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Griggs King of the home; a son Jason (
Charlotte) King of Chesterfield; and a brother, W. Walter King of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Eugene C. Polson

WADESBORO, N.C. - Eugene C. Polson, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, in Anson Community Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at
2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, from North Wadesboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Seago Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L St., N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036

Born in Oneida, Tenn., Mr. Polson was a son of the late William C. and Allia Mae Smith Polson, and was the widower of Betty Myers Polson. He retired from McLeod Box Factory with 37 years of service, and had worked with NAPA Auto Parts in Wadesboro. Mr. Polson was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II, and was a member of
North Wadesboro Baptist Church.

Surviving are his children, John (Jay) Polson of Mint Hill, N.C., Jeannie Oliver of Chesterfield, and Karen Eller of Wadesboro; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nancy L. Polson; and two brothers, Jack Polson and James Polson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Maude Rollins Price

JEFFERSON - Maude Rollins Price, 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to
Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC 29718.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Price was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Josie Hopkins Rollins, and was the widow of Cliff Price. She was a retired textile employee, and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are five sons, Billy (Brenda) Rollins, Frankie (Wanda) Price, Ralph (Diane) Price, Curtis (Angela) Price and Tony Price of Jefferson; two daughters, Cathy (Maxie) Rollins and Elaine (Vernon) Gainey of Jefferson; a brother, Cole L. Rollins of Jefferson; three sisters, Allie Catoe of Jefferson, Bessie Mae Lee of Charlotte, N.C., and Edna Eubanks of Pageland; 16 grandchildren, Tammy (David) Luney, Kris (Scott) Horne, Pamela (Mitchell) Lowery, Jason Price, Dylan (Hollie) Price, Dusty Price, Liza Price and Lacy Price, Vernon (Angie) Gainey Jr., Brandon Gainey, Josh (Rebekah) Price, Carmin Price, Hannah Price, Nick Rollins, Travis Rollins, Ashley Rollins and Brian (Daronda) Price; and 11 great-grandchildren, Blake Cato, Alexander Horne, Kaylan Horne, Bryson Lowery, Tanner Lowery, Ashton Lowery, Madison Luney, Savannah Luney, Abigail Luney, Brook Gainey and Tyler Price.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Hollis Rollins, James Rollins, Charles Rollins and Otis Rollins; and two sisters, Mamie Price and Grace Geiger.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Margie Mangum Vick

LANCASTER - Margie Mangum Vick, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 25, from Church of the
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jack Fenner and David Pigg officiating. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 1005 University Drive, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Vick was a daughter of the late D.W. Mangum and Ella Mills Mangum. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Mrs. Vick retired from Lancaster Telephone Co. and Rock Hill Telephone Co. after 38 years. She was a lifetime member of the Catawba Pioneer Club, was a member of the Senior Circle at Springs Memorial Hospital, and was a volunteer at HOPE and Springs Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, W.E. “Bill” Vick Jr.; a son, William Edward “Eddie” Vick IV of Garden City Beach; two daughters, Judy Vick and Vickie Vick (Rick) Porter of Lancaster; a sister, Jessie Pigg of Pageland; and a grandson, Rich Porter of Atlanta, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home and Cremation Service.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Howard Denton Williamson Sr.

CHERAW - Howard Denton Williamson Sr., 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, from First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Born in Morven, N.C., Mr. Williamson was a son of the late Jack and Nancy McCall Williamson, and was the widower of Syble Eddins Williamson. He retired from the Railway Express Office of the Seaboard Coastline Railroad and from Burlington Industries. Mr. Williamson was a United States Navy veteran and served in the S.C. National Guard. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, where he was a member of the Men's Club, the Men's Bible Class, and the Daycare Board of Directors. Mr. Williamson was also a member of Quail Unlimited.

Surviving are two daughters, Martha W. Starling of Wallace, and Barbara McDaniel of Patrick; three sons, Howard D. Williamson Jr. of Columbia, Douglas A. Williamson of Dunn, N.C., and Bruce H. Williamson of Cheraw; two brothers, Glenn F. Williamson and Ravelnel Williamson of Cheraw; two sisters, Roberta W. Brigman of Cheraw, and Diane W. Walls of Cross; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy W. Smith and Judy W. Hogan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Thomas Walter Young Jr.

WALLACE - Thomas Walter Young Jr., 46, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, in Britthaven Nursing Center, Hamlet, N.C.

A memorial service was held at
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, from New Hope United Methodist Church, Wallace with the Rev. Jerry Hatcher officiating.

Memorials may be made to his family in care of Sandhills Funeral Home, 511 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, NC 28379.

Born in
Marlboro County, Mr. Young was a son of Elaine Kimrey Young and the late Thomas W. Young. He worked in both farming and construction. Mr. Young was a member of the Juvenile Diabetes Association and the American Kidney Foundation. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Thomas W. Young III, of
Lilesville, N.C.; his mother of Hartsville; his grandfather, Claude D. Young of Columbia; a sister, Tammy E. Young of Wallace; his former wife, Lynn “Penny” Young of Lilesville; and two nephews, Graham Porter and William Porter of Florence.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clemon Kimrey, and paternal grand-mother, Ruby Anderson Young.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sandhills Funeral Home & Cremation Service. .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 9, 2006

Angela Hope Counts Easley

GREENVILLE - Angela Hope Counts Easley, 35, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006.

A memorial service will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, from The Mackey Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to the Greenville Humane Society, 328 Furman Hall Road, Greenville, S.C. 29609.

Born in
Greenville, Mrs. Easley was a graduate of Eastside High School.

Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Sadie and Cornelius Keeton; her husband, Gregg Easley; two stepchildren, Taylor and Trevor Easley; her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Hoyle; a sister, Marie (John) Toke; and a niece and nephew, Hannah Toke and Keeton Toke.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jamie Counts.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Mackey Mortuary.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Barbara ‘Bobbie' Burch Evans

CHESTERFIELD - Barbara “Bobbie” Burch Evans, 90, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.

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

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mrs. Evans was a daughter of the late James Edward and Madge Hendrick Burch, and was the widow of Robert J. Evans. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing Co., and was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Prentiss B. (Nickie) Evans of San Lorenzo, Calif., and Ralph E. (Brenda) Evans of Chesterfield; a daughter, Barbara E. Morris of
Chesterfield; seven grand-children; and 12 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Austin Burch, Lex Burch and Hubert Burch.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Vera Moore Freeman

CHINA GROVE, N.C. - Vera Moore Freeman, 69, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in
Mt. Croghan, Mrs. Freeman was a daughter of the late William Jessie and Bertha Burgess Moore, and was the widow of John Robert Freeman. She was a retired employee of Cannon Mills.

Surviving are a son, Gerald W. (Shonia) Freeman of Troutman, N.C.; three daughters, Debra (Marty) Cook of Concord, N.C., and Kathy Haralson and Elizabeth Gunner of China Grove; a brother, Tommy Moore of Fort Mill; four sisters, Alice Wallace of Lancaster, Margie Hamilton of McConnells, Linda Moore of Fort Mill, and Billie (Junior) Linton of Kannapolis, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Eugene Moore.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Ruth Plyler Griffin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ruth Plyler Griffin, 99, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at her residence.

A graveside funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in Sharon Memorial Park.

Mrs. Griffin was born in Chesterfield County.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hankins & Whittington, Dilworth Chapel.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Horace Junior Gulledge

CONCORD, N.C. - Horace “Hoss” Junior Gulledge, 62, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 from Gordon Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Brooks officiating. Burial followed in Carolina Memorial Park.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Gulledge was a son of the late Roachel Gulledge and Nezzie Oliver Gulledge.

Surviving are four daughters, Sharon Lariviere of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., Tammy Murdock of Wadesboro, N.C., Tammy Nayola of Concord, and Rita Perez of Iowa Park, Texas; a son, Junior Numley of Georgia; two sisters, Mable Deese of Monroe, N.C., and Marjorie Jordon of Ruby; two brothers, Reece Gulledge of Jatta, Ala., and Grayland Gulledge of Salisbury, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Roachel Gulledge; a daughter, Tammy Gulledge; and four brothers, David Gulledge, Brooks Gulledge, J.B. Gulledge and Earl Gulledge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gordon Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Mildred Hoffman Hancock

CHERAW - Mildred Hoffman Hancock, 88, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Emory Alzheimer's
Disease Center, 1841 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Born in the Middendorf Community, Mrs. Hancock was a daughter of the late Henry McIver and Nettie Hodges Hoffman, and was the widow of John Ross Hancock. She was a graduate of Chicago School of Nursing and was a nurse for 35 years, working at Powe and Byerly hospitals in Hartsville, and the Perry Clinic in Chesterfield. Mrs. Hancock was a founder of the South Carolina Association of LPN's and the South Carolina State Licensed Practical Nurses Board of Directors. She was a former chairman of the LPN South Carolina State Association, served on all committees and held other officer positions. Mrs. Hancock was the first nurse in Darlington County and the eighth nurse in the state to receive her license as an LPN. Mrs. Hancock was a member of Dunwoody Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Marylie Dority (
Lynn) Schmidt of Dacula, Ga.; a granddaughter, Susan Woodworth Caldwell of Athens, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Caroline Caldwell and Andrew Caldwell of Athens; a sister, Rosalie Hoffman Sexton of Clio; a niece, JoAnn Sexton Hickman of Richmond, Va.; and a great- niece and nephew, JoAnna (John) Hickman and Robert Hickman of Richmond.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

 

 Flonnie Joines Harrell

CHESTERFIELD - Flonnie Joines Harrell, 92, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, from Timmonsville Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan, with the Revs. Benny Gaddy and Lonnie Murvin and Bishop Phillip Witherspoon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Harrell was a daughter of the late Layton Joines and Geneva Burch Joines, and was the widow of Coleman Harrell. She joined Timmonsville Baptist Church at an early age where she remained faithful until her health declined. She was a Sunday School teacher, secretary and treasurer, missionary president and treasurer, Deaconess, president of the senior choir, president of the Usher Board, and Mother of the church.

Surviving are four daughters, Gloria J. Pfeiffer of Chandler, Ariz., and Linda Belk, Clarice Hogbrok and Elaine Daniels of Chesterfield; three sons, Duronnie L. (Bernice) Harrell of Charlotte, N.C., and Milton Harrell and Anthony Harrell of Chesterfield; two sisters, Eloise Stone of Fayetteville, N.C., and Marie Streater of Monroe, N.C.; two brothers, the Rev. William Joines of Jefferson, and Robert Joines of Fayetteville; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Wilson Harrell and Robert Harrell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home -
Chesterfield.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Gulah W. Huggins

PAGELAND - Gulah W. “Monk” Huggins, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Mrs. Huggins was a daughter of the late Charlie and Sally Cranford Wilkerson, and was a widow of Jack Watson and Baxter Huggins. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and was a member of
Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Wayne (Darlene) Watson of Beulaville, N.C.; a daughter, Shirley (Ronnie) Johnson of Pageland; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dean Watson; a daughter, Janice Helms; and a grandson, Donald Watson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Willa Rayfield Irvin

CHERAW - Willa Rayfield Irvin, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, from Ruby Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bo Yates officiating. Burial will follow in the Ruby Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Ruby Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 35, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Irvin was a daughter of the late Ben and Odessa Seegars Rayfield, and was the widow of Ralph C. Irvin. She was a retired business office clerk with Chesterfield General Hospital and was a member of Ruby Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Gulledge of Pageland, and Melinda (Tony) Oakley of Cheraw; a sister, Martha (Tommy) Finch of Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Keisha Crain, T.J. Oakley, Adam Gulledge and Zachary Gulledge; a special niece, Angela Randall; a special nephew, Tom Finch; and a great-niece, Alyson Randall.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Johnnie Daniel Joplin

MT. CROGHAN - Johnnie Daniel Joplin, 90, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Joplin was a son of the late Daniel and Eliza Rogers Joplin, and was a widower of Mary Wilkerson Joplin and Inez Demby Joplin. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are a son, Leverne Joplin of Ruby; two stepsons, Lathaniel Wilker-son of Chesterfield, and Don Miles of McBee; three stepdaughters, Viola Carnes of Jefferson, Doris Griffin of Waxhaw, N.C., and Sarah Frye of Cowpens; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Joplin; a great-grandson,

Johnathan Joplin; two stepsons, Olin Wilkerson and Jerry Miles; two brothers, Ed Joplin and Lester Joplin; and six sisters, Beulah Knight, Susie Threadgill, Mamie Black, Adair Steen, Ola Goodman and Nezzie Jordan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Sara C. Kohler

PAGELAND - Sara C. Kohler, 92, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16 in First Baptist Church of Pageland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pageland United Methodist Church Building Fund,
P.O. Box 25, Pageland, S.C. 29728.
 
Born in
Clarendon County, Mrs. Kohler was a daughter of the late Thomas and Blanche Wells Coffey, and was the widow of William E. Kohler.

Surviving are two sons, Bill (Sally) Kohler and Finley Kohler of Pageland; two daughters, Betsy Stewart of Irmo, and Margaret Combs of Columbia; four grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Jack Lewis

BENNETTSVILLE - Jack Lewis, 61, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery.
 
Born in
Chesterfield County, Mr. Lewis was a son of Rosella Williams Lewis and the late Tommy Lewis. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Mr. Lewis was a United States Army veteran and a member of the local VA organization. He loved to spend time with his family, working in his yard and going fishing. He worked for Galey and Lord in Society Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Helen M. Lewis of Bennettsville; a son, Jack Donaven Lewis of Bennettsville; a daughter, Paula Turner of Bennettsville; two brothers, Phillip (Connie) Lewis of Cheraw; a brother, Steven (Lana) Lewis of Greenwood; a sister, Jeannette (Al) Sellers of Cheraw; two grandchildren; and his mother-in-law.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

William Donovan ‘Don' McManus

CHERAW - William Donovan “Don” McManus, 57, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006. Arrangements will be announced later by Kiser Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

The Rev. Daniel A. Morrison Jr.

SPARTANBURG - The Rev. Daniel Angus Morrison Jr., 73, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 from Bethel United Methodist Church conducted by the Revs. Lawrence F. Hays Jr., David B. Smith and David F. Ervin. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Honorary escorts were United Methodist ministers and their wives.

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

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Morrison was a son of the late Daniel A. Morrison Sr. and Marie Stokes Morrison. The Rev. Morrison served 39 years as a United Methodist minister of the S.C. United Methodist Conference, serving in 19 churches, and was Pastor Emeritus of Bethel United Methodist Church, Spartanburg. He graduated from McBee High School, and then attended the University of South Carolina and Duke Divinity School.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Jeanette Pierce Morrison of the home; two sons, Daniel Richard (Carolyn) Morrison of Piedmont, and Martin Dale (Beverly) Morrison of Liberty; two daughters, Cindy Marie (Steve) Johnson of Inman, and Dana Catherine Morrison and friend, Darlene Myles of Spartanburg; two sisters, Frances Morrison and Elizabeth Frostick of McBee; three brothers, Mendel Morrison and Olin Morrison of McBee, and Frank Morrison of Hartsville; five grandchildren, Christy (George) Rabon , Chase (Morgan) Morrison, Heather Morrison, Richard Morrison and Caitlyn Johnson; and two great-grandchildren, Brooke Rabon and Dustin Rabon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

T.C. Ratliff

LILESVILLE, N.C. - T.C. “Top Cat” Ratliff, 78, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 from Centenary AME Zion, with the Rev. L.H. McClung officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Smith's Funeral from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, and at the church one-half hour before the service.

A native Ansonian, N.C., Mr. Ratliff was a son of the late Thomas and Rosa Spencer Ratliff. He was educated in
Anson County schools. Mr. Ratliff was a veteran of the United States Navy, from which he earned an honorable discharge. He was a longtime member of Centenary AME Zion Church, and served on its Trustee and Usher boards.

Surviving are four daughters, Diane (George) Robinson of Lilesville, and Kimberly Harrington (editor of The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser), Ametra Teal and Cass-andra Rivers of Wadesboro, N.C.; four sisters, Jane Russell of New York City, and Lee Ann (Clarence) White, Mae Frances Ellerby and Annie Melton of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Charles Ratliff; a daughter, Denise Marshall; and a brother, Fred Ratliff.

Arrangements were entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

 Eudora H. Reynolds

FLORENCE - Eudora Hancock Reynolds, 72, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 in a local hospice facility after an illness.

A funeral service was held at
4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 from Waters-Powell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice House, 1203 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of the late Thomas Elbert and Wilma Funderburk Hancock, and was the widow of June Frank Reynolds. She graduated from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Charlotte, N.C., and was a registered nurse at McLeod Hospital in Florence for 37 years until her retirement in 1996. Mrs. Reynolds was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Reynolds (Gary) Hendrick of Florence; a son, Tommy (Jackie) Reynolds of Timmonsville; three sisters, Fran Moore of Pageland, Marty Lamb of Sumter, and Sue Morey of Gaston; a brother, Robert Hancock of Pageland; three grandchildren, Greg Hendrick, Daniel Hendrick and Kelly Reynolds; and caregivers, Annette Heath and Geraldine Barefoot.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Dawkins; and two brothers, Harry Hancock and Tom Hancock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Waters-Powell Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Elizabeth Jenkins Sweat

CHESTERFIELD - Elizabeth Jenkins Sweat, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 from Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Organ Fund, 15066 Hwy. 9,
Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Carolinas Hospice, P.O. Box 100550, Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Greenville, Mrs. Sweat was a daughter of the late the Rev. Henry and Annie Coker Jenkins. She was a faithful member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Charles F. Sweat of the home; a son, Jonathan (Trish) Sweat of Rocky Mount, Va.; three daughters, Joan (
Wayne) Gunnoe of Greenville, N.C., Fran (Bob) Creech of Pembroke, Ga., and Susan (Heyward) Lee of Florence; four brothers, the Rev. Joel (Joyce)

Jenkins, Harold (Betty) Jenkins, Jimmy (Jean) Jenkins and Michael (Brenda) Jenkins of Greenville; a sister, Frances (Edward) Phillips of Taylors; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Sheldon Lee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 16, 2006.

Ervin Bruce Bedenbaugh

CHESTERFIELD - Ervin Bruce Bedenbaugh, 64, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. 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 Hartsville, Mr. Bedenbaugh was a son of LaBruce Teal Bedenbaugh and the late Ervin Roland Bedenbaugh. He was a retired welder.

Surviving are his mother of the home; a daughter, Leslie Bedenbaugh of Bennettsville; a grandson, Zachary Cole of Bennettsville; a brother, Denny (Kay) Bedenbaugh of Chesterfield; and a nephew, Scott (Lisa) Bedenbaugh of Monroe, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Tony Ray Blackmon

PAGELAND - Tony Ray Blackmon, 43, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, from Southside Ministries. Burial followed in the First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Blackmon was a son of Henry McGill and Faye Mills Blackmon. He was a former employee of Tucker Lumber Company.

Surviving are his wife, Gina Green Blackmon; a son, Anthony Brian Blackmon of Pageland; a daughter, Jessica Blackmon of Pageland; a granddaughter, Brianna Danielle Blackmon of Pageland; and his parents of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Annie Maude Cassidy

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Annie Maude Cassidy, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006 in North General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 from Macedonia Baptist Church in Darlington with the Rev. Dr. D.L. Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Miss Cassidy was a daughter of the late Charlie Cassidy and Mary Jane Sellers Cassidy. She was educated at
Robert Smalls High School. After moving to New York, she joined Gospel Temple Holiness Church until her return to Darlington, where she became a faithful member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sisters, Mary Leeper and Elease Wilson of New York, Louise Barrow of The Bronx, N.Y., and Florence Sawyer of Florence; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Ferris Cato

PAGELAND - Ferris Cato, 77, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 from High Point Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

Mr. Cato was a son of the late Robert and Allie Hicks Cato. He was a member of High Point Baptist Church, and was retired from Challenger Industries.

Surviving are his wife, Margie F. Cato of Pageland; a son, Nelson Cato of Fort Mill; a daughter, Barbara (Paul) Knight of Jefferson; three sisters, Joyce Knight of Darlington, Margaret Watts of Miami Springs, Fla., and Mabrey Cato of Pageland; two brothers, William “Ham” Cato and Pete Cato of Pageland; four grandchildren, Ferris Garth Knight, Garrett Paul Knight, Lauren (Brooks) Blackwell and Michelle Cato; and two great grandchildren, Noah Blackwell and Emma Blackwell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Elois Peacola Ellerbe

WILMINGTON, DEL. - Elois Peacola Ellerbe, 68, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 from Outreach for Christ Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Gloria Hughes officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Ellerbe was a daughter of the late Leon and Jeanette Ellerbe. She joined
Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age. Ms. Ellerbe was educated in the schools of Cheraw. After graduating from high school, she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., and then lived in Wilmington until her death. Ms. Ellerbe was head chef with Dew Point Country Club until her illness.

Surviving are two daughters, Norma J. (Jimmy) Chapman of Powder Spring, Ga., and Tina Ellerbe of Wilmington; a son, Robert Ellerbe; three sisters, Helen Jones (Lewis Chancey) of Wilmington, Gloria (Legarther) Hughes of Cheraw, and Bobbie J. (Abraham) Little of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Lewis Ellerbe of Chicago, Ill; six grandchildren; an uncle; an aunt; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, May West Dorsey and Beatrice Sanders; and two brothers, Esro Ellerbe and Leon Ellerbe Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Troy E. Haley

PAGELAND - Troy E. Haley, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 from Sutton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

He was a son of the late Clyde and Hattie Reeves Haley.

Surviving are his wife, Madelee W. Haley of Pageland; a daughter, Sheila Haley of Indian Trail, N.C.; and a son, Alan Haley of St. Marys, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Samuel Bowen Ingram

DILLON - Samuel Bowen Ingram, Dillon County Attorney, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 following a recent stroke.

A funeral service will be held at
2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 from Main Street United Methodist Church. A graveside service will follow at 5 p.m. in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the Ingram Girls Trust Fund in care of First Citizens Bank, 406 Highway 301 N., Dillon, S.C. 29536.

A native of Cheraw, Mr. Ingram was a graduate of Clemson University and the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Following his admission to the South Carolina Bar, he began practicing law in Dillon in 1981.

Upon entering Clemson, Mr. Ingram was in the initial group of Edgar A. Brown Scholars. He was the recipient of the Kitty M. Fairey Scholarship at Clemson. Mr. Ingram served as President of the Student Senate, and was a member of the South Carolina State Student Legislature, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, and Hugo L. Black Society. He was also selected to appear in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

During his years of practice, Mr. Ingram served as an Assistant Solicitor of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Dillon Town Recorder, and Dillon County Public Defender. He also served as Chairman of the Dillon County Democratic Party for many years.

Mr. Ingram had worked in various capacities with the youth of
Dillon County and spent many hours as a volunteer with Dillon Christian School, the Boy Scouts, and youth baseball programs. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.

His office was open to people of all races and stations in life, regardless of their ability to pay.

Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne Kinon Ingram of Lander University in Greenwood, and Reba Anne Ingram of the home; his father, Thomas E. Ingram Sr., of Cheraw; a sister, Sallie I. Goldfinch of Cheraw; two brothers, Emsley G. (Debbie) Ingram and Thomas E. Ingram Jr. of Cheraw; several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Judge and Mrs. Marion “Son” Kinon and John Grubb, all of Dillon.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sammie Thompson Ingram.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Willie Myers

LILESVILLE, N.C. - Willie “Bo” Myers, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006.

The funeral was Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Flint Ridge East Baptist, the Rev. Richard A. Graham officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park.

Born in
Union County, N.C., Mr. Myers was a son of the late J.B. and Atha Myers, and was the widower of Mamie “Sue” Myers. He attended the public schools of Union County. Mr. Myers was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Flint Ridge East Baptist Church. Mr. Myers was employed in Lilesville by the W.R. Bonsal Company for 44 years before retiring.

Surviving are sons, J.B. (Mary) Myers Sr. of King, N.C., Billy (Dottie) Myers of Detroit, Mich., Walter (Peggy) Myers of Lilesville and Bobby Myers of the home; a stepdaughter, Sarah S. Harrington of Lilesville; his grand-children, including Kimberly Harring-ton, editor of The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser; great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by a son, Willie Myers Jr.; a stepson, William C. Smith; two brothers; and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Smith's Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Thelma Lee Nivens

RUBY - Thelma Lee Nivens, 57, died, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 from Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny R. Ellis Sr. officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in
Chesterfield County, Mrs. Nivens was a daughter of Letha Myers and the late Julius Myers. She attended school in Chesterfield County. Mrs. Nivens was a member of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Pastor's Aide and Usher Board ministries.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Nivens of the home; four sons, Charles Michael Nivens and Tony (Renee) Nivens of Cheraw, Minister Randy L. (Aurdrey) Nivens of Lancaster, and Mark Nivens of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Monique Nivens of the home; nine brothers, James C. (Thelma) Myers and John H. (Janice) Myers of Ruby, Lee Anthony (Queenie) Myers and Ralph (Penny) Myers of Charlotte, Larry Myers, Calvin Myers and Clinton (Mary) Bowen of Chesterfield, Julius Myers of Lancaster, and George Myers of Marshville, N.C.; two sisters, Martha (the Rev. Napoleon) Zinnerman of Ruby, and Dorothy Jean (Willie) Long of Charlotte; his mother-in-law, Eula M. Nivens of Chesterfield; two brothers-in-law, Coit Nivens and Kenny Nivens; four sisters-in-law, Diane, Dorthy, Alfreda and Josie; two aunts, Lucille Myers of Cheraw, and Dorothy Conway of Coastville, Pa.; a special cousin, Geraldine Lyles of Cheraw; 14 grandchildren, Dantoni, Mark, Nicole, Tori, Pammela, Chelsea, E'Kedai, Marquin, Zachery, Diotrephes, Iesha, DeMarkus, Chanda and Ashley; a great-grandchild, Ashley; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Charles A. Ratliff

WADESBORO, N.C. - Charles A. Ratliff, 71, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Rev. James Gerald officiating. Burial followed in the Eastview Cemetery.

Born in
Chesterfield County, Mr. Ratliff was a son of the late Walter David and Bertha Inez Brock Ratliff. He was a textile retiree, a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Cathedral Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Griggs Ratliff of the home; a son, Charles E. Ratliff of the home; six brothers, William L. Ratliff of McBee, Jerry Ratliff of Charlotte, N.C., Tim Ratliff of Florence, Bobby Ratliff of Wallace, and Clinton Ratliff and Henry Ratliff of Cheraw; and a sister, Becky R. Sellers of Ruby.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pat R. Moore. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

James Wendell ‘Wink' Robinson

CHERAW - James Wendell “Wink” Robinson, 56, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 from Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill.

 Born in
Camden, Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Arthur Franklin and Ida Eason Robinson. He was in the convenience store business (“Wink's” 1989-2002). Mr. Robinson was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Robinson of Cheraw; a son, Mitchell Robinson of Chesterfield; three stepsons, Eddie Patrick of Florence, Jay Patrick of Hartsville, and Chris Patrick of Cheraw; three daughters, Wendy Hunter of Kissimmee, Fla., Bambi Ray of Hartsville, and Joy Jones of Cheraw; two brothers, Thomas Robinson of Kershaw, and Frank Morgan of Lancaster; three sisters, Carolyn LeGrande and Ruth Robinson of Kershaw, and Ann Bolton of Universal City, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Sallie P. Crowley of Society Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Cornelius P. ‘C.P.' Simpson

JEFFERSON - Cornelius P. “C.P.” Simpson, 82, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 from Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.
 
Born in
Jefferson, Mr. Simpson was a son of the late Uzell Lee and Scottie Mae McCaskill Simpson. He served in the United States Army. Mr. Simpson was a self-employed businessman specializing in farming and timber products. He was also a watermelon broker for many years. Mr. Simpson had been serving on the Board of Directors for the S.C. Watermelon Association. Mr. Simpson also served as fire chief for the Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department. He was a lifelong and faithful member of Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and Elder.

Surviving are wife, Lucy Mae Knight Simpson of Jefferson; a daughter, Barbara Simpson (Billy) Jenkins of Jefferson; a son, David Lee (Margaret) Simpson of Jefferson; a sister, Eleanor Mae (Henry) Johnson of Rock Hill; four grandchildren, Krystan Simpson Helms, Angela Jenkins Garris, Jessica Jenkins Griffin and Johnathan Jenkins; and three great-grandchildren, Kaylee Helms, Dawson Helms and Laurel Garris.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George Edward Simpson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

Dorothy Benton Steen

PAGELAND - Dorothy Benton Steen, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p. m. Monday, Feb. 20 from
Oak Street Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenland Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Manor Activity Center, 253 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Steen was the daughter of the late Howard and Josephine Jackson Benton, and was the widow of Ted Steen. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son, Howard W. Steen of Pageland; a daughter, Bobby (Richard) Graves of Pageland; five grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; and two great-great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

John Wesley White

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - John Wesley White died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 17 from Brock's Mill Baptist Church.

Born in High Point, N.C., Mr. White was a son of Bessie Hewitt White and the late Grady White Sr.

Surviving are his mother of Charlotte; four brothers, Jimmy White and Ronald White of Charlotte, David White of Lincolnton, N.C., and Grady White Jr. of Tabor, N.C.; and a sister, Darlene Anderson of Auburn, Mich.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Cheraw.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

 

 

Gladys Hopkins Watkins

BISHOPVILLE - Gladys Hopkins Watkins, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006,

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 from Harmony Baptist Church. Burial followed in Tiller Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to
Harmony Baptist Church, 1940 Bethune Road, Bethune, S.C. 29009.

Born in Bishopville, Mrs. Watkins was a daughter of the late Ollie and Pearl Griggs Hopkins. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and retired from Kendall Mills.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Tammy Garrett Dean of Bishopville, and Teri Garrett Arthur of Chapin; two sisters, Georgia Mae Welch of Bishopville, and Lou Doris McCoy of McBee; three great-grandchildren, Dusty Barwick of Bishopville, and Alex Arthur and Katie Arthur of Chapin.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Garrett; a son, Raymond Watkins Jr.; two brothers, Russell Hopkins and Harvey “Red” Hopkins; and a sister, Ruby Watkins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 23, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

March 2006

Lillian B. Barnes-Ellison

BALTIMORE, MD. - Lillian B. Barnes-Ellison, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, from Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Revs. Gloria Brody, Ronald Lucas, Mae Emma Malachi, Robert Malachi and Nolan D. Williams officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Barnes-Ellison was a daughter of the late Lillie Lucas and Harrison Cole, and was the widow of Arthur Barnes Jr. and Luke Ellison. She attended the public schools of Marlboro County and was an active and faithful member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wallace. After moving to Baltimore and working as a domestic and nursing companion, Mrs. Barnes-Ellison returned to South Carolina and worked at Stanley Tools. She returned to Baltimore and lived there until her death.

Surviving are a son, James Arthur Barnes of
Baltimore; five daughters, Elease (Joseph) Booker of Baltimore, Doris L. Fleming of Charlotte, N.C., Gladys Harris, and Lillisteen Barnes and Ernestine Barnes of Baltimore; a daughter-in-law, Nancy L. Barnes; a stepson, Wilson (Joanna) Ellison of Cheraw; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Columbus Claude Barnes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Anthony C. Bruneio

CHERAW - Anthony C. Bruneio, 46, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006.

A rosary service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 from Kiser Funeral Home.

A memorial mass was held at
11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 from St Peter's Catholic Church, Cheraw.

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

Born in Easton, Penn., Mr. Bruneio was a son of Charles A Bruneio of Cheraw, and the late LaRue E. Bruneio. He was a graduate of Wake Forest University and received his law degree from Georgia State School of Law.

Surviving are a son, Gabriel Bruneio; a sister, Mary (Thomas) Quick of Cheraw; three brothers, Michael (Karen) Bruneio of Whitehall, Penn., Charles A. (Mareen) Bruneio Jr. of Easto, and Daniel C. (Amy) Bruneio of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Edith Hinson Connell

 LANCASTER - Edith Hinson Connell, 85, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 in Lancaster Convalescent Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 from Temple Baptist

Church with the Revs. Larry Plyler and Scott Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to
First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St. or Temple Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1214 Old Landsford Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

A daughter of the late Burnie R. and Osie Bowers Hinson, Mrs. Connell was the widow of William Connell. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was involved in the WMU. Mrs. Connell also had retired from Winthrop College as a housing director.

Surviving are two granddaughters, Cynthia Robinson and Edie Blackmon of
Lancaster; three sisters, Belle Schafer of Lexington, Betty Ballard of Pageland, and Margie Adkins of West Columbia; and two great-grandsons, Preston Robinson and Tristan Robinson of Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Daphne C. Varnadore.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Louise Ivey Haigler

PAGELAND - Louise Ivey Haigler died
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 from First Baptist Church in Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Senior Adults,
P.O. Box 126, Pageland, S.C., or to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Indian Trail, N.C., Mrs. Haigler was a daughter of the late Frank and Vergie Ivey, and was the widow of John Haigler. She was a faithful member of the Dorcas Sunday School class at her church and considered her teacher, Mrs. Tucker, her best friend. Well-known throughout the county and surrounding areas for her gardening expertise and green plant business, Mrs. Haigler delighted her many customers through the years with beautiful flower beds, her quick wit and ready smile. Tireless in all her endeavors, she loved her family and devoted her life to them. Even in her end days, when her mind was clouded with Alzheimer's, Mrs. Haigler could quote a poem she learned in the first grade.

Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Haigler Graham of
Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Boyce Reid (Polly) Haigler of Columbia, and Jerry Thomas (Janet) Haigler of Pageland; nine grand-children; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Thelma Guthery of Bartow, Fla.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Dorothy Clark and Carolyn Haigler; a brother, James Ivey; and two sisters, Dona Cunningham and Ona   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Helms Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Susie M. Howard

PAGELAND - Susie M. Howard, 86, died
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006.
Services were held Wednesday at
Oak Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Roy Allen Howard, Olin Howard, Roger Howard and Dean Howard of Pageland; four daughters, Claudia Muska and Mary Aldridge of Wingate, N.C., Ellen Parker of Honoraville, Ala., and Viola Sims of Pageland; three brothers, Ralph Moree, Harvey Moree and Jessie Moree of Lancaster; two sisters, Geneva Faile and Minnie Moree of Lancaster; 24 grandchildren; and 34 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Cheryl Stone Johnson

CHESTERFIELD - Cheryl Stone Johnson, 49, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Burial followed in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in
Chesterfield, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of Ruth Hazel Stone Kelly and the late Joel Henry Stone. She was a former textile employee.

Surviving are her husband, Sandy Johnson of the home; a son, Paul (Tamara) Barefoot of Chesterfield; a daughter, Alison Barefoot (Ryan) Montgomery of Beaufort; a brother, Paul E. “Rock” (Mary Ellen) Stone; a sister, Debbie (Johnny) McLain of Chesterfield; and a grandson, Raidon Karemon Montgomery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

 

 Clara Belle Wright McQueen

CHERAW - Clara Belle Wright McQueen, 76, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 in Chesterfield General Hospital.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, from the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. with Elder Joe C. Tisdale officiating. Burial followed in the
Wright Family Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McQueen was a daughter of the late Luther and Rebecca Hunter Wright, and was the widow of Francis Lee McQueen. She was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County. Mrs. McQueen was a member of the Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. and was known for her resonant voice as she sang praises to the Lord.

Surviving are 10 children, Frances (Joe) Robinson, Olivia Funderburk, Alma McQueen, Lennis McQueen, Sandra Love and Thelma McQueen of Cheraw, Mary McQueen of Lexington, Patricia (Ronnie) Bennett of Morven, N.C., Clare (Martin) Smith of Darlington, and Julius McQueen of Mannheim, Germany; 22 grand-children, Eartha, Donna, Rhonda, Adrienne, Barry, Tammy, Maurice, Shaquandra, Tareava, Martin II, Debbra, Shantay, Markeesha, Chris, Eric, Torri, Donald, Danna, Clara, Destiny, Rodney and Nikita; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lee Wright of Newark, N.J., a sister-in-law, Laura Spencer of Hackensack, N.J.; a daughter-in-law, Louise Clyburn McQueen of Cheraw; a special cousin, Willie Howard; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by four children, Yvonne McQueen, Louise McQueen Jenkins, Robert Lee McQueen and Mark Anthony McQueen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Emma Jane Johnson Mixon

 BISHOPVILLE - Emma Jane Johnson Mixon, 86, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 from Prospect United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Pat Orr officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church, Box 103, Hartsville, S.C. 29551.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Mixon was a daughter of the late Calhoun and Annie Hill Johnson. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Emory Herbert Mixon of Bishopville; three sons, Herb (Jan) Mixon of Hartsville, Aubrey (Ginger) Mixon of McBee, and Mike (Sandra) Mixon of Bishopville; sisters, Ruth (Gerald) Kelly of Hartsville, S.C., Betty Gail and Al Lundy of Forsythe, Ga., Jo and Carlos Hanna of Florence, Zora (Al) Ritter of Roanoke, Va., Judy Speckman of Fort Mill, Cindy Ann (Bobby) Griggs of Hartsville, and Sandra Clodfelter of Lewisville, N.C.; three brothers, C.B. Johnson of Providence, R.I., James Johnson of Hartsville, and Mable Johnson of Hartsville; six grand-children; and nine great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Buck Johnson; and two sisters, Jessie Wren Mathews and Annie Bastek.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Reece L. Oliver

JEFFERSON - Reece L. Oliver, 83, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, from Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Oliver was a son of the late William Little and Irene Hancock Oliver. He was a retired employee of Rock Hill Printing and Finishing with 42 years of service. Mr. Oliver was an avid gardener and enjoyed playing the piano and organ. He was a member of the WOW Lodge 516 and was a faithful member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Katie Raffaldt Oliver of the home; four sons, Don R. Oliver of Rock Hill, Jerry (Trudy) Terlinde of Fort Mill, Tony Oliver of Rock Hill, and Paul Wright Jr.; two daughters, Marie Jacobs of Lancaster, and Pat (Dan) Miller of Rock Hill; three sisters, Lucille Wilkerson of Rock Hill, Lela Mae Oliver of Ruby, and Dot Owens of Jefferson; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Ernestine R. Prince

CHERAW - Ernestine R. Prince, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, Gregory Dowd, Lila Hooks and Rosa Pulliam officiating. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery.
Born in
Chesterfield County, Mrs. Prince was a daughter of the late Pierce Herbert and Hattie Louise Rogers Robinson, and was the widow of Lorinza Prince. She was formerly a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and later moved her membership to Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. At Pee Dee Union Mrs. Prince was a member of the Senior Choir and the Pee Dee Choral Ensemble. She was a member of the Noble Tent Lodge 11.

Surviving are a daughter, Glenda Ruth Prince of the home; a son, Lorinza (Maudie) Prince Jr. of Cheraw; two sisters, Mildred Johnson of Cheraw, and Bernice (Millard) Jones of Raleigh, N.C.; two nieces, Ruth J. Spencer of Cheraw, and Margaret (Earl) Chavis of Silver Springs, Md.; three nephews, Nathaniel (Juanita) Cassidy Jr. of Cheraw, and Larry (Ruby) Johnson and Willie (Delores) Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren, Gregory (Lisa) Prince, James N. Prince and Mandy D. Prince of Cheraw, Alonzo (Trizcia) Prince of Chicago, Ill., and Kenneth (Tonya) Prince of Fort Hood, Texas; four great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Vernell T. Quick

LYMAN - Vernell Teal Quick, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at Spartan-burg Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 from Lake Cooley Baptist Church conducted by the Revs. Joe White and Earl Farley. Burial followed in Wood Memorial Park.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mrs. Quick was a daughter of the late Andrew and Alline Brock Teal. She was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and a member of Lake Cooley Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. James Quick of the home; a daughter, Rhonda (Rev. Ken) Kirkley of Lyman; a son, Ricky (Vickie) Quick of Jefferson; two sisters, Joyce Baldwin of Columbia, and Letha Williams of Rockingham, N.C.; four grandchildren, Marcus (Angel) Quick, Melissa (Mark) Rexroth, Phillip Kirkley and Chris (Shelly) Quick; and four great-grandchildren, Madison Quick, Lauren Quick, Savannah and Luke Humanik.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Wood Mortuary, Inc.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Queen Ellerbe Sellers

CHERAW - Queen Ellerbe Sellers, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 in Chesterfield General Hospital after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 from Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Artemus Woods Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Frank and Marie Brown Ellerbe. She attended Chesterfield County public schools and was a faithful member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Mrs. Sellers

sang in the Starlight and Mass choirs and was a member of the Missionary and Pastor's Aid societies. She retired from Robert Smalls Elementary and the Cheraw Middle Schools after more than 20 years' service.

Surviving are her husband, George Sellers Sr.; three sons, Walter (Pauline) Ellerbe Jr. of Cheraw; George Sellers Jr. of Woodbridge, Va., and Danny Sellers of Atlanta, Ga.; nine grandchildren, William O. Ellison, whom she reared as a son, Jessica Ellerbe, Christopher Ellerbe, Tamikka S. Sellers, Brandon Brown, Marcell Washington, Demetria R. Sellers, Dominique Ford Brandon McQueen and Jordan Johnson; a sister, Lizzie E. Robinson of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, James (Hester) Ellerbe and Burnest Ellerbe; five sisters-in-law, Carrie Young, Mary Sellers, Frances (Johnny) Patrick, Ruth (Melton) Gainey and Dora Walker; four brothers-in-law, Luther Wilson, Walter (Julia) Wilson Jr., Joe Lewis Sellers and Nathan Sellers; an aunt, Bernice Johnson; an uncle, Jack Ellerbe of Washington, D.C.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Larry Leon Teal

CHERAW - Larry Leon Teal, 59, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, from Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Teal was a son of the late Leroy and Madge Merriman Teal. He was a retired Computer Control Engineer with Galey & Lord with 32 years of service. Mr. Teal was a United States Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Teal enjoyed woodworking, airplanes and photo-graphy.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia McLain Teal of the home; a daughter, Christie Teal (James) Brooks of Branson,
Mo.; a granddaughter, Rebecca Ann Brooks; and a stepdaughter, Staci Thompson of Florence.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Teal.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 2, 2006.

Walter T. Adam

MAIDEN, N.C. - Walter T. Adams, formerly of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006 after several years of declining health.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

A son of the late Walter L. Adams and Annie Ratliff Adams McKenzie, Mr. Adams was a 1973 graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute,
Hendersonville, N.C., and a 1975 graduate of South-eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.

Surviving are Linda Tilley Adams of the home; two sons, David Adams of Newton, N.C., and William Edward Adams of Maiden; two daughters, Jo Ann Finger of Maiden, and Casey Richards of Granite Falls, N.C.; two sisters, Letha Mae Cook of Cheraw and Katherine Brower of Wadesboro, N.C.; a half-brother, Carson Adams of Chesterfield; three half-sisters, Kay Pratt of Hartsville, Fay Sellers of Newton, and Jill Quick; eight grandchildren; and a great- grand-daughter.

He was preceded in death by a brother Ray Adams of Chesterfield, and a sister Carolyn Lutch of Detroit, Mich.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Daisy Mae Brown

HOPKINS, S.C. - Daisy Mae “Aunt Daisy” Brown, 84, died Feb. 27, 2006 after a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4 from St. James Baptist Church with the Rev. James W. Abrams Jr. officiating.

Born in Eastover, Ms. Brown was a daughter of Daisy Williams Brown and Claude Hampton Brown Sr. As a young woman she migrated to the Bronx, N.Y., and began work as a seamstress. She was later promoted to inspector for her union, the ILGWU. Ms. Brown also organized and headed the Tenants Association, which focused on the security needs of senior citizens living in her apartment building. Returning to the south after retirement, she brought that rough New York edge with her but quickly assumed the gentle hospitality of southern living. Ms. Brown was a member of St. James Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Donald English of
Pennsylvania; a brother, Claude Brown Jr. of Columbia; a sister, Lucille Moye of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Ethel Brown of Richmond, Va.; a nephew, Lee (Valerie) Roberts of Hopkins; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

George H. Bruner Jr.

CHERAW - George H. Bruner Jr., 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 3 from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 1016 Tec Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Bruner was a son of the late George Harmon and Margaret Christine Hammond Bruner, and was the widower of Viola Sellers Bruner. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Bruner was a lifelong faithful member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where he served as financial secretary for 40 years, and was a member of the choir.

Surviving are a brother, Walter P. (Alieth) Bruner of Cheraw; a sister, Bernice B. Fisher of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Arie T. Bruner of Cheraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Thomas Bruner and Paul Boyd Bruner.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Clinton ‘June' Burch Jr

CHESTERFIELD - Clinton “June” Burch Jr., 66, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5 from Mt. Level Baptist Church with the Rev. Bennie Gaddy officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Burch was a son of the late Clinton and Rosa Ella Streater Burch. He was a member of Mt. Level Baptist Church and served on the Trustee Board. Mr. Burch was retired from Chesterfield County.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley McCaskill Burch; four sons, Leon Burch, Wilbert Junior Burch, William Thomas (Donna) Burch and Ronnie (Carolyn) Burch; seven grandchildren, Lorenzo, Michael, William, Timothy, James, LaTonya and Renee Burch; a brother, William (Ella Rea) Burch of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Rosa Jane Burch and Margie (Harry) Gaddy of Charlotte, and Lillie Mae (Roosevelt) McNeil of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers-in-law, Robert Cole of Wadesboro, N.C., and J.B. Barnes of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Little; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Elaine Burch Cook; five brothers, Albert, Weldon, Claudie, James Robert and James Raleigh; two sisters, Mary Ethel Cole and Nettie Barnes; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Sandra D. Davis

CAMDEN - Sandra D. Davis, 58, died Thursday, March 2, 2006. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 from Malvern Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in Jefferson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kershaw County,
2001 W. Dekalb St., Camden, S.C. 29020.

A daughter of Olivia and the late Francis Davis of Cheraw, Mrs. Davis was a member of Malvern Hill Baptist Church. She was employed by the County of Kershaw.

Surviving are her husband, Jackie Davis of Camden; two sons, Kevin (Rita) Whitman of Jefferson, Ga., and Bud (Cindy) Davis of Jefferson, S.C.; two daughters, Stephanie (Brad) Robins of Easley, and Janet (Geoff) Ruddell of Evansville, Ind.; and a brother, Tommy (Linda) Davis of Wilmington, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Laurena Williams Ellison

CHERAW - Laurena Williams Ellison died Wednesday, Feb.22, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Friday, March 3 from Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. James R. McClean and Sandra Benton officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in
Chesterfield County, Mrs. Ellison was a daughter of the late Willie Williams and Julia Winchester Williams. She was a graduate of Chesterfield County schools and worked for many years in the Cheraw school system, serving as dietician for the Head Start program and Adult Education program. She was a faithful member of Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church, having served as a local church and district delegate to the annual conference. Mrs. Ellison was a life member of the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society and was consecrated as deaconess for the Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church family. She participated in worship programs as St. James Baptist Church and Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church. Mrs. Ellison was a charter member of Macedonia Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star 361 and David Court 6 Heroines of Jericho.

Surviving are her husband, William Ellison Jr.; a son, Benjamin Williams of Cheraw; two daughters, Laurene David of Newport News, Va., and Julia White of Spartanburg; two sons-in-law, CMS M. David Sr. (Ret. USAF) And Dr. E.H. White Jr., of Spartanburg; a daughter-in-law, Vivian Wright Williams; five grandsons, Ernest H. White III, Moses (Angel) David Jr., Cordell White, Shamont William (Valerie) White and Darryl White; five granddaughters, Wanda (Lathan) Joyner, Carla (Lorenzo) Parker, Sylvia David, Zena Cassidy and Valene Cassidy; 11 great-grandchildren, Jenae David, Jenelle Parker, DeAndrea Flemming, Brian Harris, Levandre Parker, Latavia Joyner, Imani David, Corderuis Wright, Cordell Wright Jr., Desmund Cassidy and Shadara Cassidy; a special niece and nephew, Marshall Williams and Ida Haley of Cheraw; two brothers-in-law, Jim Ellison of Cheraw, and Robert Nivens of New York; four sisters-in-law, Beatrice Drake, Juanita Cassidy, Nancy Hooks and Frances Williams of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two children, Willie Mae Cassidy and William McKinley Williams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

 

Annie Bell Shaw English

CHERAW - Annie Bell Shaw English, 85, Thursday, March 2, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5 from Oak Grove

United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Richmond County, N.C., Mrs. English was a daughter of the late James C. and Annie Lee Shankle Shaw. She was a homemaker and member of Oak Grove Untied Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy E. Chavis of Aberdeen, N.C.; two brothers, Mitchell Shaw and Boyce Shaw of Wallace; two sisters, Ethel Rainwater of Rockingham, N.C., and Lillian Haire of Davidson, N.C.; four grandchildren; three great-grand-children; and a great-great-grand-daughter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Opal Catoe Hicks

HARTSVILLE - Opal Catoe Hicks, 75, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 3 from Norton Funeral Home. Burial followed in New Market Cemetery.

Born in
Chesterfield, Mrs. Hicks was a daughter of William Lawson and Mary Johnson Catoe.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Hicks; three children, Karen McCants, Wayne, Dennis and Frank Hicks; four half-sisters; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Thomas Boswell Hunter Sr.

FLORENCE - Thomas “Tommy” Boswell Hunter Sr., 62, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at his residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 from Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Florence Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Carolinas Hospice,
P.O. Box 100550 Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Bethune, Mr. Hunter was a son of Catherine Davis Hunter and the late John E. Hunter. He graduated in 1962 from McClenaghan High School and was a DOT Driver for PET Dairy.

Surviving are a very special friend, Elizabeth Soles Rogers of Florence; his mother of Hartsville; three children, Melinda H. (Duke) Leftridge, Thomas B. (Hope) Hunter Jr. and Heather Hunter (Kevin) Hammond, all of Florence; four grandchildren, Stephen Christopher McCrea of Charleston, and Jonathan Pierce McCrea, Jordan Thomas Hunter and Grayson Samuel Hammond, all of Florence; three sisters, Laurlei (Milton) Price of Bethune, Lonelle Gardner of McBee, and Carol (Brint) Odom of Hope, Ariz.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

S.D. McQueen

LAKELAND, FLA. - S.D. McQueen, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at Hospice of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach, Fla.

A funeral service was held Monday, March 6 from Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Interment followed in Fisher Hill Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. McQueen was a son of the late John and Sarah McQueen. He was educated in Patrick. Mr. McQueen was a former member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church and worked as a custodian at Robert Smalls Elementary School in the late 1950's. He performed the same duties at a middle school in Riviera Beach, Fla., and was a resident of Avante by the Bay nursing home since 1995.

Surviving are a special niece, Susie A. Williams of Clinton, Md.; and other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Rosa Sanders McQueen and Estella McQueen; three brothers, Melvin McQueen, Willie Dock McQueen and John Horace McQueen; and three sisters, Minnie M. Burch, Bertha M. Wilson and Nellie M. Williams Scott.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Kimberly Cherelle Melton

CHESTERFIELD - Kimberly Cherelle Melton, 20, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, from Salem Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chester-field Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Miss Melton was a daughter of Major John K. and Cherryl Harris Melton. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Miss Melton was a 2003 graduate of Chesterfield High School where she was a cheerleader and studious scholar. She was a nursing student at Richmond Community College in Hamlet, N.C.

Surviving are her parents of the home; her paternal grandfather, Ernest Melton Sr. of Cheraw; her maternal grandparents, James Sr. and Gloria L. Harris of Chesterfield; a great-grandmother, Dora Melton of Maryland; seven uncles, Micheal (Shawanda) Harris of Georgia, Greg Harris and James Harris Jr. of Chesterfield, Tony Black of Patrick, and Ernest (Geraldine) Melton Jr., David Melton and Mark (Ernestine) Melton of Cheraw; six aunts, Yvonne (Lee Thomas) Burch of Cheraw, Susan (Dennis) Johnson of Wadesboro, N.C., Shannon Harris of Decatur, Ga., and Margaret (James) Burch, Cathy (Demetrica) Bell and Betty (Charles) Norman of Cheraw; and great- aunts and -uncles.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ashlee LaRaine Melton; an aunt, Janice Harris Black; and a paternal grand-mother, Margaret Gillespie Melton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Cheraw. .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Mary Carraway Rice

FLORENCE - Mary Carraway Rice, 94, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 in a Florence hospital after an illness.

A graveside funeral service was held at
11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Florence.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 87, Florence, S.C. 29503.

Born in Olanta, Mrs. Rice was a daughter of the late Simeon Carlyle and Blanche Ivy Carraway, and was the widow of Robert N. Rice. She retired from the Nettie Elizabeth Shop and Rice's Men's Store. Mrs. Rice attended Florence High School, was a patron of the Florence Symphony Orchestra and the Florence Little Theater, a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the McLeod Regional Medical Center and was a member of the Plain Dirt Garden Club.

Mrs. Rice was a member of Central United Methodist Church, where she was a recipient of the Women's Service Award presented by the Central United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Christian Family Sunday School Class and the Eric Glenn/Mary Mott Herbert Circle.

Surviving are two brothers, James B. Carraway of Columbia, and J.W. “Bill” (Rachel) Carraway of Pageland; a sister, Annette C. Clayton of Beaver Falls, Penn.; seven nieces; seven nephews; a number of great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Simeon Carlyle Carraway Jr. and Howard E. Carraway; and a sister, Edith C. Reid.

Arrangements were entrusted to Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Nellie Drake Sanders

CHERAW - Nellie Drake Sanders, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 from Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church with Dr. Johnnie F. McLendon officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Sanders was a daughter of the late Walter and Ina Drake. She was educated in Cheraw public schools. She joined
Pee Dee Union Baptist Church and later moved her membership to Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church where she was a faithful member, serving on the Mother's Board, Missionary Society and the Senior Choir. She was the eldest member of the church.

Surviving are three daughters, Vivian (James) McClough of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Allie L. Sellers and Ollive Sanders of Cheraw; two sons, Melvin Sanders and Matthew Sanders of Cheraw; three sisters, Della Ford of Cheraw, Marie Cassidy of Philadelphia, Pa., and Margaret Ellison of New York, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Inez Sanders and Oralee Sanders; eight brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Lois Margreta ‘Cissy' Brock Smith

CHERAW - Lois Margreta “Cissy” Brock Smith, 31, died Saturday, March 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Brock's Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of David Walter and Linda Wallace Brock. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Mrs. Smith was a National Board Certified Teacher at Cheraw High School and was Teacher of the Year in 2004. She was an advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Miss Brave Pageant. Mrs. Smith was the 2005 keynote speaker for Scotland County Relay for Life. She was a member of the Cheraw Country Club.

Surviving are her husband, Chris Smith of the home; a son, Garrett Christopher Smith of the home; a brother, David Walter Brock Jr. of Chesterfield; and her maternal grandmother, Lois J. Wallace of Bennettsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Josephine A. ‘Net' Wallace

CHERAW - Josephine A. “Net” Wallace, 73, died Sunday, March 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. 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 Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late Sam and Lilly Stacey Parks, and was the widow of William D. “Twee” Wallace. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a son, Randy (Penny) Wallace of Rockingham, N.C.; a daughter, Glenda (Bruce) Manville of Cheraw; a sister, Mary Hill of Hamlet, N.C.; a special granddaughter, Melissa Wallace of Bennettsville; three great-grandchildren, Brittnay Vaughn, Beth-any Vaughn and Austin Norris; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Doretha Nivens Watson

CHESTERFIELD - Doretha Nivens Watson, 65, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 in Florence at Carolinas Hospital System.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 from Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Watson was a daughter of the late Doe and Mary Chapman Nivens.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, C.L. Watson of Chesterfield; three daughters, Gloria Jean Watson of Cheraw, Priscillia Ann Clark of Chesterfield, and Lillie Mae (Napoleon) Watkins of Rockingham, N.C.; three sons, Clarence (Lizzie) Watson Jr., Randy Watson and Eddie Ray Watson of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren,

Gloria “Shantay” (Anthony) Culbertson of Concord, N.C., Nivea (Mitchell) Watson of Ruby, Alice Salena (Julio) Quintana of Papillion, Neb., Monica Lewis of Chesterfield, Quenyada Watson of Ruby, Aven Pigatt of Cheraw, Asheta Clark of Charleston, LaShunda Davis of Chesterfield, and Randi Rivers of Wadesboro, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Jacoby Ford of Concord, Deandie Lewis and Kenny Lewis of Chesterfield, and Mila Dunlap of Ruby; a daughter-in-law, Diane McFarlin of Cheraw; three sisters-in-law, Roseann Alexander of Chesterfield, Flora Benn Dixon of Fayetteville, N.C., and Clara Watson of Chesterfield; an aunt, Marie Chapman Merriman of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William Charles Watson and William Thurman Watson; and five sisters, Savannah Ford, Alease Wat-son, Corine Nivens, Thelma Williams and Narciss Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Chesterfield.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Patsy Gray White

CHERAW - Patsy Gray White, 44, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 2 in Browns-ville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Dillon, Mrs. White was a daughter of Martha McColl Cummings and the late James Robert Gray. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sisters, Diane Gray and Debbie Leviner of Cheraw; her

mother of Cheraw; two sons, Randolph Clayton Gray of Bennettsville, and Matthew D. Reep of Cheraw; and a daughter, China Danielle Chavis of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. .  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 9, 2006.

Sadie King Bruton

HARTSVILLE - Sadie King Bruton, 82, died Saturday, March 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 from Union United Methodist Church with the Revs. Roger Dodds and Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to
Union United Methodist Church, 837 Family Road, McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in Hartsville, Ms. Bruton was a daughter of the late Leonard and Lila Northcutt King. She graduated from McBee High School, attended Coker College, and was a member of Union United Methodist Church, The Eastern Star, United Methodist Women, and the Sonoco Old Timers Club. She retired from Sonoco Products Company. In her younger years Mrs. Bruton was very active in the community.

Surviving are a brother, Carl King of Hartsville; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Edgar Lee Eddins

CHESTERFIELD - Edgar Lee Eddins, 83, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
4 p.m. Friday, March 10, from Pine Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in
Chesterfield, Mr. Eddins was a son of the late Cull L. and Laura Freeman Eddins, and was the widower of Emma Campbell Eddins. He was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Martha E. Ratliff of Wadesboro, N.C., and Sonia E (William C.) Adams of Chesterfield; a granddaughter, Amy (Russ) Carter of Chesterfield; two great-granddaughters, Rebecca Lane Carter and Kristen Blair Carter of Chesterfield; a brother, Charles W. (Patsy) Eddins of Chesterfield; three sisters, Louise Herndon of Greenville, Evelyn (David) Campbell of Spartan-burg, and Dot (Gerald) Pender of Chesterfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Larry Ratliff; two brothers, C.B. Eddins and Will Eddins; and two sisters, Ola Baker and Dolly Moore.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

 

 

Horace Griffin

MONROE, N.C. - Horace Griffin, 74, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Hospice of Union County.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11 from McEwen Colonial Chapel with the Revs. Frank Crump and Eric Cook officiating. Burial followed in Lakeland Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County,
700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110; or to a charity of one's choice.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Griffin was a son of the late Walter and Zetta Nash Griffin. He was a master carpenter. Mr. Griffin was a loving husband, father and brother.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Griffin of the home; a son, Dennis Horace (Sandy) Griffin of Monroe; two daughters Janet (Andy) Fowler and Jane (Terry) Griffin of Monroe; two stepsons, Fred Vick of Norwood, N.C., and Danny Vick of Patrick; two stepdaughters, Libby Holt and Lynn Simpson of Albemarle, N.C.; four grandchildren, Amy Shelton, Amanda Griffin, Adam Griffin and Valerie S. Page; a great-grandson, Kaden Griffin; a brother, Albert Griffin of Wingate, N.C.; three sisters, Martha Jean Coggins, Edith Brooks and Delphia Gardner of Monroe.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Keith Vick.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

John Carr Hennessee

CHERAW - John Carr Hennessee, 42, died Monday, March 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9 from First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Old St. David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Lumberton, N.C., Mr. Hennessee was a son of Carole Carr Hennessee and the late Thomas H. Hennessee. He was a graduate of Wingate University and was employed with the American Radio Relay League as a Regulatory Information Expert. A resident of Newington, Conn., for 20 years, Mr. Hennessee was a member of the Newington United Methodist Church, the Newington Kiwanis Club and the Newington Amateur Radio Club. He had made countless friends in countries around the world through his involvement in amateur radio. Mr. Hennessee was also involved with Newington Relay for Life.

Surviving are his mother of Cheraw; two sisters, Janet H. (Roger) Godwin of Greer, and Ann H. (Patrick) Shearer of Fort Mill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Felton Jackson

CHERAW - Felton Jackson, 67, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 after a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Elder Frank Leak Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Felton was a son of the late Felton and Betsy Kollack Jackson. He attended the public schools of Cheraw and retired from Cheraw Packing Plant. Mr. Felton attended the Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Jacqueline Jackson of Cheraw, and Barbara Clary of Maryland; two very special nieces, Stephanie Gail Jackson of Cheraw, and Katherine Franks of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two aunts, Hattie Blunt and Lucille Ingram of Washington, D.C.; a caregiver, Sarah Leak of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Jackson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Brian Joseph Johnson

HARTSVILLE - Brian Joseph Johnson, 28, died
Tuesday, March 7, 2006.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at
11 a.m. Friday, March 10 from St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Arturo Dalupang officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Catholic Charity of Charleston,
1662 Ingram Road, Charleston, S.C. 29407.
 
Born in Cheraw, Mr. Johnson was a son of James C. “Jimmy” and Veronica Quinn Johnson. He was a graduate of Hartsville High and was attending
Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Surviving are his parents of Hartsville; and three brothers, Timothy C. Johnson of
Florence, Steven J. (Gaybie) Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., and Christopher (Elizabeth) Johnson of Hartsville.
Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

James Earl Jones

WALLACE - James Earl Jones, 80, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Friday, March 10, from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Murray C. Jones and Ellen Bullard Jones. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a truck driver.

Surviving are a son, Glen Jones; three sisters, Lucille Pigge, Nell Clark and Betty Hinson; and three great-grandchildren, Jimmy Jones, Byron Jones and Andrea Faile.

He was preceded in death by a son, James R. “Pee Wee” Jones.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Bryce Lewis

ESTILL - Bryce Marcel Lewis, 15, died Thursday, March 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 from St. James Holiness Church. Burial followed in Gordon's Cemetery, Pageland.

Mr. Lewis was a son of Fitzgerald Lewis and Sharon Busby Lewis.

Surviving are a brother, two stepbrothers and a half-sister; two grandmothers, Loretta Busby and Janie Lewis; a grandfather, Elijah White; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Garvin & Garvin Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Ruth Mayer

MT. PLEASANT - Ruth Rogers Mayer, 86, died Monday, March 13, 2006 in a Mt. Pleasant area hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 from Christ Our King Catholic Church Wednesday, March 15. The Rosary was at 6 p.m. Prayers of Final Commendation were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 in Penny Royal Cemetery, Georgetown, Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Charleston County Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston, S.C. 29401; or The Garden at Christ Our King Catholic Church, 1149 Russell Drive, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464

Born in Society Hill, Mrs. Mayer was a daughter of the late William Coker Rogers and Margaret Ruth Schwarz Rogers, and was the widow of Ebenezer Boyd Mayer. She was a graduate of
Coker College and Appalachian State University and retired in 1985 from Charleston County Library as head of the Circulation Department. Mrs. Mayer also drove a bookmobile and was a member of Hobcaw Garden Club as well as the Hobcaw Yacht Club. She was a longtime member of Christ Our King Catholic Church and a volunteer at East Cooper Regional Medical Center.

Surviving are three sons, William Boyd (Mary “Molly”) Mayer, Greenleaf Mayer and Francis Marshall Mayer; a sister, Ann Rogers King of Society Hill; grandchildren, William Boyd (Mary

Dickey Boardman) Mayer Jr., Mary Buford Mayer (William Chandler) Shaw, Christopher Marshall Mayer, Kerrie Lynn Mayer, Stefan Randall Mayer and Caitlyn Coker Mayer; and three great-grandchildren, Mary Dickey Boardman Mayer, William Boyd Mayer III and Mary Gilchrist Shaw.

Arrangements were entrusted to J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Nathaniel Short

CHERAW - Nathaniel Short, 80, died Monday, March 6, 2006 at Dundee Nursing Home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11 from New Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Napoleon Zinnerman officiating. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Short was the son of the late Nathan and Nattie Chapman Short, and was the widower of Arie Short. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Short was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County.

Surviving are four sons, Carl (Ray Ann) Short of Chesterfield, Nathaniel (Rosa) Short of Hyattsville, Md., Michael Short of Atlanta, Ga., and Ross Short of Cheraw; three daughters, Roberta Bloomfield of Marietta, Ga., and Nezzie Short and Evelyn Short of Cheraw; an uncle, Weldon Short; three sons-in-law, Rufus Wilson of Cheraw, Jerry Watts of Salisbury, N.C., and Donnie Bloomfield of Atlanta; two daughters-in-law, Stacey Short of Chesterfield, and Betty Sue Short of Cheraw; 26 grand-children; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Short and Eugene Short; a daughter, Betty Sue Short Wilson; and two brothers, Carl Short and Wilbert Short.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

George Edward Trout

CHERAW - George Edward “Mr. T” Trout, 87, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the Chesterfield Convalescent Center following a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Mr. Trout was a son of the late Gertrude Trout. He attended Philadelphia public schools and was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Trout owned an auto body repair shop all his life. He was a soft-spoken man and a pleasure to be around.

Surviving are his wife, Kay J. Trout; two stepdaughters, Joyce “Jay” Jackson of Cheraw and Richelle (Terry) Crook of California; four sisters-in-law, Nettie (Neal) Spaulding of West Chester, Pa., Doris (Larry) Harris of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Shirley (James) Keitt of Kennett Square, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Richard of Malvern, Pa., and Phil of Norristown, Pa.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

 

Percy Usher

WALLACE - Percy Usher, 75, died Sunday, March 12, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 from First Baptist Church. Burial with military honors followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, S.C. 29596; or Connie Maxwell Children's Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Usher was a son of the late Percy and Hattie McGee Usher Sr. He was a member of Better Breathers at Scotland Memorial Hospital, National Guard Retirees Club. Mr. Usher had served as a Scout Master. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, formerly serving in the choir. Mr. Usher enjoyed spending time with grandchildren, farming and was a sports fan.

Surviving are his wife, Merlin Jacobs Usher of Wallace; four daughters, Wanda Usher of Charleston, Sharon (Bo) Caston of Greenville, Kathy (Keith) Jones of Charlotte, N.C., and Christy (Mark) Kollitz of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Austin Usher of Charleston; three sisters, Elsie Garcia of Chino, Calif., and Vera Smith and Ruby Davis of Bennettsville; and three grand-children, Julia Kollitz, Andrew Kollitz and Samantha Jones.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Dickie Allen

PAGELAND - Dickie Allen, 45, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 9 from Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mr. Allen was a son of the late Richard “Dee” Dunlap and Etta Burch Allen.

Surviving are a son, Alexander Blakeney of Pageland; a daughter, Marie Etta Blakeney of Pageland; six brothers, Charlie (Mary) Allen, Clemson (Rosa Lee) Allen, Louis (Hattie) Allen and Ronnie Allen of Pageland, Truman Choplin of Charlotte, N.C., and Dewey Dunlap of Winston-Salem, N.C.; seven sisters, Etta (Francis) Burch, Marion (Johnny) Balthrop, Elise (Robert) Jordan, Rebecca McCray, Myrtle Nicholson, Eliza Allen and Sarah Dunlap of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to King Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Lanston Blakeney

PAGELAND - Lanston Blakeney, 65, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19 from Flemming Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Newman officiating.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Blakeney was a son of the late Florence Scarborough and Lanston Blakeney. He was a graduate of Petersburg High School.

Surviving are his wife, Hester Mae Blakeney; a daughter, Gail Elaine Blakeney of the home; a son, Lanston R. Blakeney of Morven, N.C.; six brothers, Jessie (Mildred) Edgeworth, Martin (Libby) Scarborough of Capital Heights, Md., Preston Scarborough of Atlanta, Ga., MacArthur (Vernetta) Blakeney of Washington, D.C., Donnie (Rosemary) Blakeney of Randallstown, Md., and Fairley (Cynthia) Blakeney of Pageland; four sisters, Laries Jean (Lonnie) Huntley of Wingate, N.C., Bettie Jean (Joe) Thompson of Charlotte, N.C., and Matherine Blakeney of Charlotte; a step sister, Shirley (Larry) Williams of Charlotte; a foster sister, Alveta Benson of Charlotte; his mother-in-law, Bernice Wilson of Mt. Croghan; five sisters-in-law, Mamie Miller, Elaine Wilson, Betty Wilson and Vivian McBride of Cheraw, and Justine (James) Harrell of Jefferson; five brothers-in-law, Tommy Wilson, Jimmy Lee Wilson, Johnny (Belinda) Wilson and Ray Wilson of Mt. Croghan, and Michael (Lillie) Wilson of Marshville; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Laura B. Reid.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Viola Jackson White Brock

CHERAW - Viola Jackson White Brock, 66, died Monday, March 20, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday, March 23 from Brock's Mill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, N.C.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Brock was a daughter of the late John and Ethel Jackson, and was the widow of James D. White and Lonnie May Brock. She was a homemaker and a member of Brock's Mill Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, John (Crystal) White of Salisbury, N.C., and James T. White of Cheraw; a daughter, Betty Sue (Jeff) Richardson of Waxhaw, N.C.; a brother, Henry T. Jackson of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Katie White (Michael) Sadler, Andrew White, Marie Richardson, Cecile Richardson, Candace White and Rebecca White.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Dudley White, and a grandson, Tommy White.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Shirley Watson Case

McBEE - Shirley Watson Case, 66, died Friday, March 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 20 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial followed in New Providence Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Charitable Hands are Devine Foundation, c/o Kittie Mooneyhan, 869 Pebble Lane, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Case was a daughter of the late Charlie C. and Ruth Gainey Watson. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and retired from Morrell Nursing Home.

Surviving are a daughter, Renee (Gene) Feagin of McBee; two sisters, Kittie (Frank) Mooneyhan of Lugoff, and Sherri (John) Klatt of Brussells; a grandchild, Jessica Johnson; and a great-grandchild, Skyler Johnson of Hartsville.

She was preceded in death by sons, Ray Von Anderson Jr. and William Leon Anderson; a brother, Wallace Lee Watson; and a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

LawrenceRaymond “Larry” Conrad

CHESTERFIELD - Lawrence Raymond “Larry” Conrad, 57, died Friday, March 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Wilkerson, 336 Womble Hill Road, Chesterfield, S.C.; or the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, N.C.

Born in Ft. Pierce, Fla., Mr. Conrad was a son of the late Raymond Farr and Rada Marie Garvin Conrad. He was a retired employee of Tucker Lumber Company and was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Conrad attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy Denise Turnage Conrad of the home; a daughter, Jamie Rae Conrad of Vero Beach, Fla.; a step son, Randy Melton of Chesterfield; a step daughter, Lorie Melton of Chesterfield; three grand-sons, Corey Ray Conrad, Steven Walden Slusser II and Mark Donahue Jr.; a brother, Francis Conrad of Florida; and a sister, Mary Hartsfield of Georgia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

 

Larry ‘Jake' Cox

WALLACE - Larry “Jake” Cox, 16, died Saturday, March 18, 2006 as the result of an automobile accident.

A funeral service was held at
4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, from Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Laurinburg, N.C., Mr. Cox was a son of Edward Lee Cox Jr. and Tammy Driggers Cox. He was a junior at Marlboro County High School and was active in the FFA program. Mr. Cox loved to hunt, fish and play guitar.

Surviving are his parents; a sister, Nicole Cox of Wallace; his maternal grandparents, Larry and Virginia Driggers of Bennettsville; and a paternal grandmother, Mary Frances Cox of Wallace.

He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Edward Lee Cox Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

James Gaskins

JEFFERSON - James Gaskins, 81, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Carolina Medical Center after an illness.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Lucille Deese Gathings

MORVEN, N.C. - Lucille Deese Gathings, 90, died Monday, March 20, 2006 in Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 from Morven Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Traywick and the Rev. Bill Whitlow officiating. Burial followed in Morven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to
Morven Baptist Church, P.O. Box 337, Morven, N.C. 28119.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Gathings was a daughter of the late John Lucian and Lela Purvis Deese. She was retired from Robertson Fabrics, Inc. in Cheraw, and was a member of Morven Baptist Church.

Surviving are five children, Charles (Linda) Gathings of Simpsonville, James Gathings of Laurinburg, N.C., Joyce (Fred) Kidd of Mechanicsville, Va., Carolyn Witt of Boone, N.C., and Ronald Gathings of Fayetteville, N.C.; her sisters and brothers, Zona Adams, Hazel Surratte and Harold Deese of Morven, and Martin Deese of Pageland; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Ronnie Kenneth Gibson

RUBY - Ronnie Kenneth Gibson, 56, died Monday, March 20, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Gibson was a son of the late John C. “Lummie” and Bertha Cleo Kirkley Gibson. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic and a United States Army veteran, having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Gibson was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and was a member of the Ruby-Mt. Croghan American Legion Post 134.

Surviving are four brothers, James W. (Sarah) Gibson of Kannapolis, N.C., Billy T. “Bate” Gibson of Chesterfield, Robert L. (Lib) Gibson of Spartanburg, and John “Jimmy” (Bonnie Jean) Gibson Jr. of Chesterfield; four sisters, Bobbie (Bobby Jule) Gulledge of Concord, N.C., Betty (Billy) Sellers of Cheraw, Jean Rhynes of Ruby, and Gail (Tom) Cassidy of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Harold Gibson, and a sister, Genora Faile.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Catherine C. Greene

CHERAW - Catherine C. Greene, 60, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18 from St. James A.M.E. Zion with the Rev. Diane Belk officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A daughter of Marie Mumford Chapman and the late Jesse L. Chapman, Mrs. Greene was educated in Chesterfield County schools. She joined St. James at an early age. She was a faithful member until she relocated to Philadelphia, Pa., where she continued in her faith. Mrs. Greene enjoyed and took pride in her career as a private-duty health-care giver.
Surviving are her mother, Annie Marie (Paul) Merriman of Cheraw; a son, Maurice (fiancée Millie Martinez) Greene of Philadelphia; four grand-children, Shalonda, Jazmin, Maurice Jr.

and Moesherri; his mother-in-law, Florence Odessa; four sisters, Margaree (J.C.) Patrick of Brooklyn, N.Y., Madgaree (James Wesley) Merriman of Jacksonville, Fla., Lorine (Emanuel) Hough of Chesterfield, and Doris (Earl) Xavier of Cheraw; two brothers, Lee Manuel (Bernice) Chapman of Philadelphia, and Lee Curtis (Minnie Ree) Chapman of Washington, D.C.; two special nephews, Donald White Jr. and Desean White of the home; a special niece, Lady Jessica Marie White of the home; and a number of other relatives and friends

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Richard Eugene Hollis

CHERAW - Richard Eugene Hollis, 67, died Sunday, March 12, 2006.

A funeral service with military honors was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, from Faith Presbyterian Church.

Born in Athens, Ga., Mr. Hollis was a son of the late Freddie H. and Willie Mae Wheelis Hollis. He was a United States Army veteran, entering at West Point and serving honorably for over 10 years.

Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Dawn Cottingham Hollis of Cheraw; a brother, Fred C. Hollis of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Frances Norris of Alcoa, Tenn., and Patricia “Patsy” Johnson of Dexter, Ga.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Danny LaRue Keith

SOCIETY HILL - Danny LaRue Keith, 50, died Saturday, March 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
 
Born in Hartsville, Mr. Keith was a son of the late James Hoover and Bernice Virginia Freeman Keith. He worked in construction all of his life. Mr. Keith was a member of
Welsh Neck Baptist Church, and was a member of AA.

Surviving are a son Daniel Caleb Keith of Cheraw; two brothers, Robert L. “Robbie” Keith of Society Hill, and James E. “Eddie” Keith of Los Angles, Cal.; a sister, Mary Jane K. Flowers of Society Hill; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Betty Lewis

CHERAW - A funeral service for Betty Lewis, 52, was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006, from Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. Burial followed Friday in the Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Surviving is a sister, Cheryl Johnson of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

 

Robert Jerome McCoy

HARTSVILLE - Robert Jerome McCoy, 56, died Friday, March 17, 2006.
A graveside funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Sunday, March 19 in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in McBee, Mr. McCoy was a son of William and Lizzie Lyles McCoy. He had retired from Hatchell's Salvage.

Surviving are four sisters, Elizabeth Spell, Lou Ann Wilkes, “Candy” Johnson and Carolyn Campbell; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Nan B. McKay

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Nan B. McKay died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Hospice Solace Center.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23 from Mountain Area Hospice Chapel. Burial services will be held in Pageland at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, N.C. 28813.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. McKay was a daughter of the late Evander and Lillie Boatwright Baker. She was employed with Sears Credit Department. Mrs. McKay was an avid bowler.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda McMahan of Asheville, and Anita McKay of New York; a son, Lt. Col. (U.S.A Ret.) Eugene (Nancy) McKay of

Winston Salem, N.C.; and three grand-children, Catherine McKay, Stuart McKay and Scott McMahan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Myrtle Ann Miller

JEFFERSON - Myrtle Ann Miller, 96, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12 from Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Curtis and Lola McIntyre Miller. She was the widow of Jerry Miller, to whom she had been married for 51 years.

Surviving are four sons, Jerry Lee Miller and Gerald Miller of Jefferson, Olin (Ethel) Miller of Pageland, and Benjamin Miller of New Britain, Conn.; a brother, Larry Miller of Pageland; two sisters, Lois Lowery and Waverlene Blakeney of Pageland; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynette Huntley; three brothers, R.J. Miller, R.B. Miller and Sam Miller; and a sister, Georgia Mae Pate.

Arrangements were entrusted to King Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

David C. Black

MT. CROGHAN - David C. Black, 70, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25 from Cross Roads 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 Chesterfield County, Mr. Black was a son of the late William Pressley Black and Nellie Stanton Black Gulledge. He was a retired employee of Spring Industries. Mr. Black was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member and former Post Commander of the Mt. Croghan-Ruby American Legion Post 134 and had served as District Commander. Mr. Black was a member and former deacon of Cross Roads Baptist Church and had served on various other committees.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Hancock Black of the home; two sons, Michael (Margie) Black and Ricky (Sherry) Hancock of Mt. Croghan; two grandchildren, Chris Black and Ashley Hancock; two sisters, Eunice Eason of Pageland, and Rosie Campbell of Concord, N.C.; three stepbrothers, Bert Gulledge, Benny Gulledge and Bobby Gulledge of Kannapolis, N.C.; and three stepsisters, Dorothy Dean of Kannapolis, N.C., Myrtle Reel of Salisbury, N.C., and Virginia Hancock of Mt. Croghan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Martha Jones Chavis

BENNETTSVILLE - Martha Jones Chavis, 69, died at her home Friday, March 24, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26 in Sunset Memorial Park.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Chavis was a daughter of the late Jim and Angie Driggers Jones. She was retired from Mohawk Oak River Mills Plant.

Surviving are a brother, Charles Jones; three sisters, Frances Nolan, Pearl Quick and Minnie Weaver of Bennetts-ville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Bernice ‘Bun' Johnson Jr.

CHERAW - Bernice “Bun” Johnson Jr., 51, died Saturday, March 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
1 p.m. Saturday, March 25 from White Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. C.A. McKinney officiating. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Wallace, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Bernice Johnson Sr. and Florence Johnson. He attended the public schools of Marlboro County.

Surviving are his wife, Gracie Johnson of Cheraw; four sons, Anthony Malachi of Washington, D.C., William Joe Johnson of Cheraw, and Vincent McCrae and Fredrick McCrae, of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Tiffany Strong and Denise Strong of Cheraw; his mother of Wallace; three sisters, Mary Potter of Wallace, Leslie (Fred) Sands of Norfolk, Va., and Julia Johnson of Bennettsville; two brothers, Benjamin Johnson and Calvin Johnson of Wallace; his mother-in-law, Joretta (Raymond) Ballard of Cheraw; five sisters-in-law, Nezzie (William) Chapman, Rebecca (Jessie) Edgeworth, Josephine Jackson, Marilyn Greggs and Cathy (Thomas) Burnis of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Ricky Howard of Cheraw; four aunts, Beatrice Hooks of Brooklyn, N.Y., Julia Littles of Cheraw, Fannie Rogers of Wallace, and Viola Harrington of Seattle, Wash.; four uncles, Jerry Ingrams, Wilson Johnson, Ivory Moore and June Brown; 12 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

J.L. Joplin

MT. CROGHAN - J.L. Joplin, 72, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Joplin was a son of the late Edward and Nettie Jordan Joplin. He was a retired Chesterfield County employee and attended Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Roxie Mills Joplin of the home; three sons, Thomas (Gail) Joplin of Patrick, Danny (Millie) Joplin of Cassatt, and Junior (Tara) Joplin of Mt. Croghan; a daughter, Shirley (Harry) Donahue of Mt. Croghan; a brother, Glenn Joplin of Kannapolis, N.C.; three sisters, Bobbie Holbrook and Ruby Self of Kannapolis; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Louise Martin Kelly

CHESTERFIELD - Louise Martin Kelly, 77, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
4 p.m. Monday, March 27 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County,
P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Oakland Baptist Church Music Ministry, c/o Janice Sowell, 749 T.S. Sellers Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Kelly was a daughter of the late Dan A. and Florice Landon Martin. She was a homemaker and lifelong member of Oakland Baptist Church. Mrs. Kelly loved to bake for others and was affectionately known as “The Cake Lady.”

Surviving are a son, J. Ted (Jan) Vick of Chesterfield; two daughters, Starr V. (the Rev. Lonnie) Melton of Chesterfield, and Donna K. Blackmon of Lancaster; a brother, Fay (Edith) Martin of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren, Kelli (David) Gainey, Rep. Ted M. (Melissa) Vick, Chad (Tara) Vick, Brandy (Gene) Teal, Ashley (Marc) Lapointe, Chloe Blackmon and Maci Blackmon; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray Martin, Howard Martin and John G. Martin; and three sisters, Violet Woodward, Vera Marin and Helen Bonnette.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

 

Margaret Pittman ‘Peggy' Moore

CHERAW - Margaret Pittman “Peggy” Moore, 87, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30 from First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Altar Guild Fund,
First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Katherine McDougal Pittman, and was the widow of Robert Willard Moore. She was a retired public school teacher and principal, and served for 37 years in Albermarle, Winston Salem, and Charlotte, N.C., and in Cheraw. Mrs. Moore was a graduate of Wingate College and Appalachian State Teachers' College. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and watching sporting events. Mrs. Moore was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Joy Club. She was a charter member of the Fred and Lorraine Harris Sunday School Class, assisted in her church's ministry to shut-ins, and was a volunteer with the Chesterfield General Hospital Auxiliary.

For the last four years, Mrs. Moore made her home at Methodist Manor of the
Pee Dee in Florence, where she made a host of friends and was an active resident.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Robert W. (Betsey) Moore of Florence; a daughter, Karen A. Moore of Lexington; and two grandchildren, Meg Moore of Furman University in Greenville, and Hunter Moore of Florence.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

James Edwin Redfern Jr.

JEFFERSON - James Edwin Redfern Jr., 70, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in Jefferson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the
Thad E. Saleeby Development Center, 714 Lewellen Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in
Jefferson, Mr. Redfern was a son of the late James Edwin and Mary Davis Redfern. He was a member of Jefferson Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Betty D. Gulledge of Jefferson; a cousin and guardian, Paul Wallace III of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; and several other cousins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Joel ‘Jody' Riley

CHERAW - Joel “Jody” Riley, 53, died at his home Sunday, March 19, 2006 after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 from Palmetto Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Riley was a son of the late James and Emily Grant Riley.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Creel of Charleston, Lisa Strickland of Florence, and Jody Barfield of Florence; two stepsons, Michael Williams of McBee, and Victor Allen Flowers of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, James Riley and Stevie L. Riley of Statesville, N.C.; a sister, Joyce Krawic of Kernersville, N.C., and six grand-sons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Callie Jane Whitaker Sinclair

CHESTERFIELD - Callie Jones Whitaker Sinclair, 98, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
11 a.m. Saturday, March 25 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Born in Polkton, N.C., Ms. Sinclair was a daughter of the late Sidney and Hallie Jane Porter Bowden. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Theron Whitaker of
Concord, N.C., James “Bill” (Faye) Whitaker of Clover, and Bobby (Brenda) Whitaker and Ted Whitaker of Glencoe, Ky.; 20 grand-children; 30 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Aaron Whitaker and Gene Whitaker, and a daughter, Bonnie Gainey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

 

Kirk Allen Stephens

HARTSVILLE - Kirk Allen Stephens, 42, died Friday, March 24, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26 from the Chapel Norton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Stephens was a son of the late John Allen and Mildred Johnson Stephens.

Surviving are his wife, Shelia Teal Stephens of Patrick; two sons, John Carl Stephens and Donald Stephens of Patrick; and a sister, Lisa Gardner of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Daniel Lee Tillman Jr.

CHERAW - Daniel Lee Tillman Jr., 84, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
2 p.m. Monday, March 27 from First Presby-terian Church, Cheraw. Burial with military honors followed in Saint David's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Saint David's Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Carter Blake Tillman Scholarship Fund at Presbyterian College, Office of College Advancement, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, S.C. 29325.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Tillman was a son of the late Lena Amos Tillman and Daniel Lee Tillman Sr. He graduated from Cheraw High School and attended Clemson Agricultural and Mechanical College until he was called into the United States Army during World War II, serving in the European Theatre. Also, he served in Korea during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Tillman was a partner and owner for 56 years of Dan L. Tillman and Sons Insurance and Real Estate Company, which was established by his father in 1926. 

Mr. Tillman was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw, and had served as Deacon, Elder, Treasurer and Clerk of Sessions. He was a former president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and president of the Cheraw Kiwanis Club. Mr. Tillman served 40 years as treasurer of the Cheraw Country Club and received a life membership. He also served as an officer of Five Oaks Post of the American Legion. Mr. Tillman served on the advisory board of First Citizens Bank of Cheraw for 40-plus years. He also served as the treasurer of the Cheraw Recreation Committee in its beginning.

Mr. Tillman was an avid sports fan who played golf, basketball, baseball and tennis in school. He adored watching his five grandchildren compete in sports and was a faithful follower of his beloved Clemson Tigers. He served as the County IPTAY Representative for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Ruth Raines Tillman of Cheraw; two sons, Daniel Lee (Karen) Tillman III and William Raines “Bill” (Charlene) Tillman Sr. of Cheraw; five grand-children, Daniel Lee Tillman IV, Carolyn Marsch Tillman, Robert Blake Tillman, William Raines Tillman Jr. and Benjamin Charles Tillman all of Cheraw; a sister, Virginia Watts of Goldsboro, N.C.; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Tillman, and a sister, Deeda T. Sessoms.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Burris R. Woodward

RUBY - Burris R. Woodward, 72, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Sunday, March 26 in Watson Cemetery.

Born in
Chesterfield County, Mr. Woodward was a son of the late Maxie C. and Mattie Hancock Woodward, and was the widower of Jean Bone Wood-ward. He was a retired employee of BGF Industries. Mr. Woodward was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Ruby Masonic Lodge 314.

Surviving are a daughter, Mandi (Tony) Cassidy of Ruby; two sisters, Mary Hancock of Ft. Lawn, and Estelle Short of Lancaster; a grandson, Cody Cassidy; and two step- grandchildren, Anthony Cassidy and Crystal Cassidy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.


The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

April 2006

Jessie Sullivan Brewer

Jessie Sullivan Brewer, 92, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held Friday, March 31 from the chapel of Lancaster Funeral Home with the Revs. Pat Minihane, John Clyburn and Howard Penegar Jr. officiating. Burial was private in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, 3052 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.
 
Born in
Jefferson, Mrs. Brewer was a daughter of the late William and Susan Sullivan, and was the widow of Roy Brewer. She was treasurer for Brewer Sand Co., was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and taught Sunday School in Moriah Baptist Association churches for more than 40 years.

Surviving are a son, Jimmie B. (Patricia) Brewer of Murrells Inlet; a daughter, Jean Brewer Parker of Lancaster; a sister, Aletha Clyburn of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Audreya Brewer Adams, Carmen N. Wilcox, Kathryn N. Starnes and Bradford Brewer; five great-grandchildren, Holly A. Johnston, Cory L. Phelps, Chase Adams, Matthew Lambert and Jaden Brewer; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son,
Lynn “Blimp” Brewer.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 6, 2006.

William Franklin ‘Pete' Brock

CHESTERFIELD - William Franklin “Pete” Brock, 72, died Friday, March 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2 from Ruby Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bo

Yates officiating. Burial followed in Fork Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Brock was a son of the late Benjamin A. and Ida Brock, and was the widower of Doris Ann Kirkley Brock. He was a retired employee of Burlington Industries with 30 years service. Mr. Brock was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and was a faithful member of Ruby Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a brother, Ben “Toby” Brock Jr. of Rockingham, N.C.; two sisters, Sue Rivers and Jessie Johnson of Chesterfield; two sisters-in-law, Eloise W. Brock and Laura W. Brock of Cheraw; a number of nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Bubba.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Baxter Brock, Lawson Brock, James Brock and Lee Brock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Claytie Gaddy Burch

MT. CROGHAN - Claytie Gaddy Burch, 82, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006.
A funeral service was held at
1 p.m. Saturday, April 1 from Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.
Born in Ruby, Mrs. Burch was a daughter of the late John Weldon and Notie Ellen Freeman Gaddy, and was the widower of Emsley Burch. She was a retired textile employee and a member of
Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Cassidy Deese of Marshville, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Henrietta Cassidy of Jenison, Mich.; two granddaughters, Brandy Gleason of Charlotte, N.C., and Kelly Blount of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harland Gaddy of Mt. Croghan; and a sister-in-law, Jenelle Gaddy of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Cassidy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Robert Campbell

CHESTERFIELD - Robert Campbell, 62, died Sunday, March 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 24 from Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Robert Gordon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Campbell was a son of the late Minnie Campbell. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Ruth Campbell; a daughter, Teresa Campbell of the home; a son, Dwight L. Campbell of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Elsie Carolyn Ratliff of Chesterfield; a brother, Kenneth Campbell of Charlotte, N.C.; an uncle, Ben Campbell of Chesterfield; two sisters-in-law, Sandra (Eddie) Vaughn of Charlotte, and Ruby Jean (Joe) Broadway of Clarksville, Tenn.; six brothers-in-law, Elijah (Althea) Tillman of Charlotte, Barnie (Lorraine) Tillman of Cheraw, Darris Tillman of Morven, N.C., Curtis Tillman of Morven, and James Crowder of Charlotte; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law, Edoris Crowder of
Charlotte, and Dianne Ritter of Morven.

Arrangements were entrusted to Smith's Funeral Directors. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Betty Jean Gainey Cassidy

HARTSVILLE - Betty Jean Gainey Cassidy, 68, died Sunday, April 2, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at
11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Cassidy was a daughter of the late Archie and Mary Shumate Gainey, and was the widow of Olin Franklin Cassidy. Surviving are a daughter, Angie Smothers of Hartsville; two sons, Pat Cassidy and Matt Cassidy of Hartsville; six sisters, Janice Shaw and Rebecca Kissiah of Hartsville, Henrietta Price of Patrick, Diane Wilks and Gloria Faye Hall of Chesterfield, and Shirley Griggs of Darlington; a brother, William “Buddy” Gainey of Lanett, Ala.; seven grand-children; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Robert ‘Bob' John Eschenfelder

CHERAW - Robert “Bob” John Eschenfelder, 74, died Monday, April 3, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6 from First United Methodist Church.

Born in Nazareth, Pa., Mr. Eschen-felder was a son of the late Russell P. and Ellen Evans Eschenfelder. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Eschenfelder was retired from the Weller Division of Cooper Tool Industries, having worked in Easton, Pa., and Cheraw. He was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Faye Eileen Dennis Eschenfelder of Cheraw; two daughters, Susan Lynn Eschenfelder of Cheraw, and Ellen Jane Eschenfelder of Lansdowne, Pa.; a son-in-law, Rick Friedman of Lansdowne; a brother, Russell E. Eschenfelder of Bangor, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Amy Michelle Eschenfelder of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Roger Timothy ‘Tim' Hancock

PAGELAND - Roger Timothy “Tim” Hancock, 66, died March 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held Sunday, April 2 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201; Paws and Claws of Chesterfield County, c/o Jerry Gaskins, 84 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Hancock was a son of the late R. Paul and Millie Jordan Hancock. He was a graduate of Pageland High School and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mr. Hancock was an employee of Nyanza in Ruby for 16 years and Bowater Corporation for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach, and being with his family. Mr. Hancock was fond of all animals, especially his com-panion dog, Cassie.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Pat; a daughter, Cyn (Chris) Taylor of Lexington; a son, Shane (Anna) Hancock of Pageland; four grand-daughters, Erin Taylor, Cory Taylor, Caroline Hancock and Sarah Hancock; a sister, Lib (Donald) Eddins of Ruby; two brothers-in-law, Riley (Pam) Mangum of Charlotte, N.C., and Wiley (Cindy) Mangum of Marshville, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Cindy Mangum of Leesburg, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Priscilla Wilkes Lee

 CHERAW - Priscilla Wilkes Lee, 67, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6 from North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, c/o Mary Gaskins, 122 Bob White Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Richmond County, N.C., Mrs. Lee was a daughter of the late Elwood and Valeria Windham Wilkes. She was a retired employee of Dan River and a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Carl E. Lee of the home; three daughters, Sharon G. (Vaden) Freeman of Chesterfield, Debbie G. (Dennis) Freeman of Florence, and Karlette L. McDade of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Lee McDade, Brandon Freeman, Logan Freeman and Hannah Freeman; two brothers, Bernie (Joyce) Simpson of Cheraw, and the Rev. Jerry (Sandra) Wilkes of Salisbury, N.C.; two sisters, Shirley (Frank) Goodwin of Hampton, Va., and Barbara Tharp of Liberty; and a special friend, Betty Jo Clark.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Simpson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Connie Chapman Newton

WADESBORO, N.C. - Connie Chapman Newton, 37, died Thursday, March 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
11 a.m. Monday, April 3 from Faith Community Church in Society Hill. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Killeen, Texas, Mrs. Newton was a daughter of the Rev. Troy Wayne and Carolyn Turner Chapman. She was a graduate of Emmanuel Christian School and was a home-maker. Mrs. Newton was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, Doug Newton; a son, Brandon Newton of Wadesboro; her parents of Society Hill; a brother, Troy Wayne (Stacey) Chapman Jr. of Hartsville; two sisters, Sandy Chapman (Brian) Johnson of Walnut Cove, N.C., and Ashley Chap-man of Society Hill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Ruth Gainey Rogers

 HARTSVILLE - Ruth Gainey Rogers, 79, died Monday, April 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 from New Market United Methodist Church with the Revs. Scott Petry, Dora Gafford and Ben Gafford officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to New Market United Methodist Church, 1921 W. Old Camden Hwy., McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in
Darlington County, Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of the late Pinkney and Lilly Warren Gainey. She was a member of New Market United Methodist Church, the choir, and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. She was past president of the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are her husband, Rozier R. Rogers of Hartsville; four daughters, the Rev. Barbara (Cooper) Segars, Darlene (Leon) Gaddy Sr. and Dianne (Ronald) Haney of Hartsville, and the Rev. Dora (the Rev. Ben) Gafford of Bennettsville; nine grandchildren, Lee

 

Segars Jr., Brian Segars, Natalie “Dee” Segars Davis, Leon Gaddy Jr., Naomi Gaddy Holley, David Haney, Stacey Haney Hamrick, Reagan Gafford and Lindsey Gafford; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rozier Rogers Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Vivian Register Ousley

CHESTERFIELD - Vivian Register Ousley, 70, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006.

A graveside funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday, April 6 in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Born in Timmonsville, Mrs. Ousley was a daughter of the late Duncan Beard and Paine White Register. She was a retired patient caregiver. Mrs. Ousley was a Baptist and former member of First Baptist Church in Florence.

Surviving are her husband, William Howard Ousley of the home; two sons, Michael (Terry) Smith of Hartsville, and Lex (Karen Grantham) Smith of Patrick; three daughters, Vickie Perkins of Maurice, La., Allison (Mark) Maio of Patrick, and Robin (Lance) Labine of Yadkinville, N.C.; two step daughters, Sheila Ousley and Cindy (Rick) Morrison of Hartsville; a brother, James E. Register of Elgin; a sister, Sally Taylor of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grand-children.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Etta Mae Blackmon Robinson

LANCASTER - Etta Mae Blackmon Robinson, 99, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Cheraw Health Care.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 from Westside Cemetery with the Revs. Kyle Sims and Gilbert Rowell officiating.

Memorials may be made to
First ARP Church, 701 N. Main St., Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of the late John and Etta Sistare Blackmon, and was the widow of James Clark Robinson. She and her husband owned and operated Robinson Clothing Store. Mrs. Blackmon was a member of First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Robinson (Cornelius) Young of Cheraw; a sister, Effie Taylor of Lenoir, N.C.; three grandchildren, Karen Mathewes of Florence, and Sarah Young and David (Stacey) Young of Birmingham, Ala; and three great-grandchildren, Russell Matthewes, Kevin Matthewes and Sarah Mathewes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Mildred Short

CHERAW - Mildred Short, 85, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1 from Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony P. Miller officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Short was a daughter of the late Jolly and Fannie Short, and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sisters, Catherine Dorsey, Cleo Smith and Naomi Brice; two daughters, Julia (Joseph Green) Short and Geneva (Herbert Logan) Short; six grandchildren, Veronica Stewart (Per) Islander, Marsha Short, Michele Hunt, Rodney Hunt, Nicole (Samuel) McKnight and Timothy (Dawn) Hunt; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rudell Short; a son-in-law, Bobby Stewart, and a grandson, David Bernard Stewart Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Edna Stephenson Spears

COLUMBIA - Edna Elizabeth Stephenson Spears, 89, died Thurs-day, March 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday April 1 from Washington Street United Methodist Church, Christ Chapel. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens.

Born in Waxhaw, N.C., Mrs. Spears was a daughter of the late Edwin E. and Eloise Thomas Stephenson. She grew up in Chesterfield, and received her B.A. degree from Flora McDonald College in Laurinburg, N.C. Mrs. Spears retired as the assistant to the Director of Computer Services with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. She was a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Spears was a professional woman, and a community and church leader over many years. President of the Methodist Women of the Church, The William Capers Class, and an active member of
Washington Street Methodist Church, she held deep theological convictions with the peace and strength derived there from. As a professional in the University of South Carolina School of Education, she worked tirelessly to improve the education of teachers in South Carolina. As executive assistant to Dr. William S. Hall of the South Carolina Mental Health Department, Mrs. Spears labored for over 20 years on behalf of the mentally handicapped and the mentally ill.

Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Vernon Alexander Spears Sr.; three sons, V. Alex Spears Jr. of Columbia, Robert E. Spears Sr. of Charlotte, N.C., and Michael E. Spears of Spartanburg; a daughter, Anne Spears Walsh of Columbia; a brother, Eugene Stephenson of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a son, J. Stephen Spears.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Claudia Celestine Weston

CHERAW - Claudia Celestine Weston, 75, died Monday, March 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
11 a.m. Saturday, April 1 from G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Samuel L. Sparks officiating.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Weston was a daughter of the late Thomas Warren and Ida Harrington Smoot. After graduating from Coulter Academy, she earned a bachelor of arts in elementary education from Johnson C. Smith University and taught for 34 years in Richmond County, N.C. Mrs. Weston was a member of the Coulter Memorial Academy National Alumni Association, where she served as co-chairperson of the fundraising committee. She was a member of G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she served as a choir member, Deacon and Elder.

Surviving are her husband, Julian Weston; a stepson, J.C. Weston Jr.; two grandchildren, Shawn Weston and Jason Weston; three brothers, Thomas Smoot, Samuel Smoot and Chauncey Smoot; five sisters-in-law, Gertrude Dozier, Katherine Weston, Oneida Bradley, Estelle Smoot and Charlotte Smoot; a brother-in-law, Donald Woodard; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid's Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Ann West Brabham

COLUMBIA - Ann West Brabham, 74, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital following a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 7 from Kilbourne Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Arnold officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, 4205 Kilbourne Road, Columbia, S.C. 29206.

Born in North, Mrs. Brabham she was a daughter of the late F.M. West and Annie Watkins West Wages. She was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Brabham was previously the Director of kindergarten programs at both Temple Baptist and Capital View Baptist churches and was a retired teacher of Sandhills Academy. She was a member of Kilbourne Park Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her husband, James W. Brabham of Columbia; three sons, Doug (Sandy) Brabham of Pendleton, David (Kim) Brabham of Cheraw, and Steve (Shelley) Brabham of Lexington; nine grandchildren; two great-grand-children; two brothers, Mike (Judy) West and Robert West of Lexington; and a sister, Betty White of Columbia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Kimberly Jane Dixon

CHERAW - Kimberly Jane Dixon, 24, died Saturday, April 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 from Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Ms. Dixon was a daughter of James Allen Dixon and the late Stephanie Bryant Dixon.

 

Surviving are two daughters, O'Livia Freeman and Arionna Freeman of Chesterfield; her father of Cheraw; two sisters, Ashley Dixon and Stephanie Smith of Cheraw; two aunts, Elaine Lewis and Teresa Winburn of Hartsville; and an uncle, Danny Dixon of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Joe Caddell

 MCBEE - Joe Caddell, 64, died Thursday, April 6, 2006.

A funeral services was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9 from Pine Ridge Holiness Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Caddell was a son of Beauford Sr. and Mary Brown Caddell. He was the widower of Shelby Starling Caddell.

Surviving are two daughters, Tabby Windham and Lisa Simmons; four sisters; four brothers; seven grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Josephine Rolene Smith DuRant

COLUMBIA - Josephine Rolene Smith DuRant, 60, died Sunday, April 9, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at
noon Friday, April 14 from Ebenezer Baptist Church in Manning with the Rev. George P. Windley officiating. Burial services will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 52 on Society Hill.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. DuRant was a daughter of Margaret C. Smith and the late James E. Smith. She graduated from Long High School. Mrs. DuRant received a bachelor's degree from North Carolina A & T University and a master's degree from Stout State University in Milwaukee, Wis. She retired from the Clarendon County Department of Social Services after 24 years of service. Mrs. DuRant was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she served on the Missionary Society and Senior Choir. After moving to Columbia she attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Hazel DuRant Sr. of Columbia; a son, Hazel DuRant Jr. of Columbia; two daughters, Mia (Kareen) Briggs and Ashlei M. DuRant of Columbia; her mother of Conyers, Ga.; three sisters, Joyce S. Collins of Camden, Margaret L. (Richard) Olds of Conyers, and Sylvia S. (Barney) Edwards of Jonesboro, Ga.; six grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

George Albert Harrington

CHERAW - George Albert Harrington, 88, died April 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7 from First United Methodist Church in Cheraw with the Rev. Gene Ammons officiating. Entombment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw Scholarship Fund.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Harrington was a son of Carl and Henrietta Phillips Harrington, and was the widower of Madge Walters Harrington to whom he had been married for 65 years. A graduate of Peachland High School in 1934, Mr. Harrington ventured west, working in Houston, Texas, and at the Pete Creech Ranch in Twin Falls, Idaho. After returning home, he worked as a linesman and foreman with a contractor, building the first R.E.A. links around Wadesboro, Monroe, Clarkton, Wallace, Beaufort, Jackson-ville in NC; Courtland, Va., Abbeville and Elizabethton, Tenn.

Mr. Harrington began work for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad in October 1941 in construction of the new signal system introduced at that time, living and working at different locations between Richmond, Va., and Jacksonville, Fla. His next move was to Hamlet, N.C., as Signal Maintainer in May 1944. He remained in Hamlet until hired as Signal Maintainer in Cheraw in January 1954, where he worked until retirement in July 1979.

Mr. Harrington was a master mason and member of Cheraw Lodge 15. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church, serving many years as Chairman of the Administrative Board, Staff Parish Relations and Council on Ministries. He also served as a member of the Finance and Nominating Committees.

Surviving are a son, Dennis (Vivian) Harrington of Rock Hill; three daughters, Linda (Travis) Thompson of Cary, N.C., Sue (Donnie) Goodale of Cheraw, and Cheryl (Reid) McBride of Cheraw; a brother, John Harrington of Peachland; two sisters, Ann Stone of Liverpool, N.Y., and Mary Caudle of Peachland; seven grand-daughters; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Jonathan Craig Goodale; a great granddaughter, Cassa Danyelle Messick; a brother, Carl Jackson “Jack” Harrington; and a sister, Ruby Murray.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Jerry W. Horne

PAGELAND - Jerry W. Horne, 58, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8 from Smyrna Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A son of Rufus and Sarah Price Horne, Mr. Horne was the widower of Wanda Davis Horne. He was a retired postal worker and member of
Smyrna Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Scotte Horne; and three grandchildren, Blake Cato, Alexander Horne and Kaylan Horne.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (
Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Celia Brock Johnson

CHERAW - Celia Brock Johnson, 59, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at
3 p.m. Saturday, April 8 from Brock's Mill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield County Relay for Life, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 62 Oakdale Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Wilson and Vermelle Rivers Brock. She was the advisor of Senior Circle at Chesterfield General Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Brock's Mill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Olin D. Johnson of the home; three daughters, Amy Shaw of Ruby, Tracy (Kenneth) Teal and Candace Morton of Cheraw; five grandchildren, Nicole Shaw, Lindsey Morton, Brandon Teal, Ethan Morton and Olivia Teal; three brothers, Harold Brock, David Brock and Ricky Brock of Cheraw; and five sisters, Loretta Burton of Whiteville, N.C., Brenda Rollings of Darlington, and Judy Gulledge, Sheila Brock and Pam Lee of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Myra “Susie” Joplin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Armenta Willoughby Lingard


CHESTERFIELD - Armenta Willoughby Lingard, 72, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 from Flemming Funeral Chapel with Fr. Amand Mekala officiating. Burial followed in the