2007

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Obituaries

Belinda Beverly

WALLACE - Mrs. Belinda Gaile Curtis Beverly, 50, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Dec. 31, 2006, at Cheraw Family Worship Center.

Mrs. Beverly was a daughter of Bobby Bruce Curtis and the late Virginia Duckworth Curtis. She was attending Northeastern Technical College, where she was majoring in the arts to become a teacher. She was a substitute teacher for Wallace Elementary-Middle School, Cheraw High School and Marlboro County High School.

She was a bus driver and cafeteria worker, and will be remembered as a second mother to many who were close to her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Beverly.

Surviving are two children, Barbara Diane Jean Beverly and Eric Curtis; two siblings, Zane and Allen Curtis; and grandchildren, Matthew Troy Alexander Curtis and Morgan Curtis.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw served the Beverly family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Sara Buff Brower

CHERAW - Mrs. Sara Buff “Cricket” Brower, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Brower was born in Wadesboro, N.C., a daughter of the late Willie Madison and Sara Caroline Brower Buff. She was a homemaker and a member of Westside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Clarence Franklin Brower; son, Clarence A. “Buck” Brower; a brother, William M. Buff; and two sisters, Mary Jane Curlee and Virginia Adams.

Survivors include a son, Tommy (Cindy) Brower of Cheraw; a daughter, Margie B. Riley of Cheraw; two sisters, Pauline B. Smith of Cheraw and Patsy B. Ballard of Marion; six grand-children; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Clinton Ross Cecil

CHERAW -- Mr. Clinton Ross Cecil, 33, died Dec. 29, 2006.

Services were private.

Mr. Cecil was born in Jacksonville, Ark, a son of Fred Ross and Cynthia Lee Puckett Cecil.

He is survived by his parents of Cheraw; a brother, Jonathan Elwood Cecil; and a sister, Joyce Marie Cecil.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Paws and Claws Animal Shelter.

Powers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Jaylin Gerod Coachman

BENNETTSVILLE - Master Jaylin Gerod Coachman, 2, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at McLeod's Regional Medical Center in Florence.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Dec. 29, 2006, at Beaverdam Baptist Church with Minister Pearlie Ellerbe officiating.

Master Coachman was born Nov. 23, 2004, at Chesterfield General Hospital, a son of Michael Gerod Coachman and Patrice Monic Ridges.

Surviving are his parents; a sister, Carmen Jamiyah Coachman; grand-parents, Michael (Addie) Coachman, Bridgett (Robert) Easterling and Jerome (Connie) Ridges; five great-grandparents; and several other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home served the family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

Charles Cranford

CHESTERFIELD -- Mr. Charles Edward Cranford, 62, died Dec. 15, 2006.

A funeral was held at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Cheraw Family Worship Center in Cheraw with the Rev. Dr. James Canty officiating.

Mr. Cranford was born Dec. 3, 1944, in Chesterfield County. He was a son of the late L.B. and Julia Sellers Cranford. He received his education in public schools. He was a retired employee of International Fertilizer Mill and was a member of Teals Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Fannie Mae Cranford of Chesterfield; four daughters, Judy (Eric) Simon and Nicole Cranford, both of Hartsville, Shirley Jackson and Betty (Earl) Jackson, both of Darlington; four sons, Charles Smith of Columbia, Darren Cranford of Chesterfield, Robert (Takia) Cranford of Conneticut and Jerry (Cheryl) Cranford of Darlington; three sisters, Mary Jones, Bessie Wheeler and Patricia Scott, all Chesterfield; five bothers, Dock (Joanne) Cranford, Dennis Cranford, Bobby Cranford and Tommy Cranford, all of Chesterfield, and L.C. (Hattie) Cranford of Hartsville; and several other relatives and friends.

Young and Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Letha Fowler Crowley

BENNETTSVILLE - Mrs. Letha Fowler Crowley, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at Whitner-Evans Funeral Home with burial following in Sunset Memorial Park.

Born in Tabor City, N.C., Mrs. Crowley was a daughter of the late Coley Sr. and Flossie Harrelson Fowler. She was a former sales clerk with B.C. Moore's. A Baptist faith, she was a former member of the W.M.U. and GA leader. She was also a former Girl Scout leader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings Crowley.

Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Crowley Jost Hancock of Cheraw; brothers, Coley Fowler and Nathan Crowley, both of Santee, and Duward Fowler of Jonesville, N.C.; and grandchildren, Joshua Jost and Mike Jost.

Whitner-Evans Funeral Home of Bennettsville served the family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Glennis Clark Hayes

WALLACE - Mrs. Glennis Clark White Hayes, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at her home.

A funeral service was held Dec. 30, 2006, at Wallace Church of the Nazarene, of which she was a member. Interment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Hayes was a daughter of the late Jessie and Margaret Wilkins Clark. She was a retired nurse, having worked at Chesterfield General Hospital for a number of years.

Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her husbands, Clyde White and George M. Hayes; a son, William (Billy) Jesse White; granddaughter, baby girl White; great-grandson, David Rain-water Jr.; great-granddaughter, baby girl Smith; brother, Cameron Clark; and sisters, Reva Mumford and Lula Parker.

She is survived by her children, Betty Lou (Neil Ed) Smith of Ellerbe, N.C., Cathy (Ronnie) Leviner of Cheraw, and Shirley (Gary) McElveen, Peggy Jean Hatcher and Sue and William Byrd, all of Wallace; stepsons, Gerald M. Hayes and Malcolm S. Hayes, both of Bennettsville, and Wayne J. Hayes of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Mary Bowen and Vivian Crowley, both of Bennettsville, and Avis White of Wallace; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to Wallace Church of the Nazarene, Hwy. 177, Wallace, SC 29596; or to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue FL 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw served the family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

Jerry Hunt

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Jerry Lee Hunt, 57, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held Jan. 3, 2007, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Mr. Hunt was born in Chesterfield County, a son of the late John B. and Alma Pegues Hunt. He was an electrician with Crown, Cork & Seal Company with 13 years of service.

He was a member and past master of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220, and a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Gibson Hunt of the home; two sons, Tim Hunt and Tom (Angie) Hunt of Chesterfield; a daughter, Beverly (Todd) McCormick of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Nicole McCormick, Joan Hunt and Kady Hunt; three brothers, Johnny (Diane) Hunt and Tommy (Kathy) Hunt of Chesterfield, and Carlyle (Helen) Smith of Ruby; five sisters, Frances (Jerry Faye) Rivers of Hartsville, Louie Dean (Cliff) Beach of Gloucester, Va., Ann Hunt Bradley of Cheraw, Mary (Tom) Goodale of Chesterfield, Linda (Johnny) Wallace of Hartsville and Brenda (Tommy) Caulder of Chesterfield.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Home served the family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Rodney Lewis

RUBY -- Mr. Rodney Lewis, 40, died Dec. 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Dec. 29, 2006, at Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Burial was held at the church cemetery.

Mr. Lewis was born in Chesterfield, a son of the late Franklin D. “Buck” and Ruth Teal Lewis. He was a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Carol Gulledge.

He is survived by a stepson, Ricky (April) Gulledge of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Eddie (Myra) Lewis of Heath Springs; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Jamie) Adams, Michael (Shannon) Gulledge and Hannah Gulledge; a great-grandchild, Savannah Adams; and several other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

James Livingston

WADESBORO -- Mr. James Houston “Jimmy” Livingston, 64, died Dec. 26, 2006.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 29, 2006, in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Lambert and the Rev. Jeff Hart officiating. Interment followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Mr. Livingston was born April 21, 1942, in Anson County, N.C., a son of the late Robert Lee Livingston and Margaret Janie Lewis Livingston Moore. He was retired from Montgomery Motors in Troy and was a member of Cheraw Family Worship Center in Cheraw.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Hamilton Livingston of the home; his children, Rick (Kim) Honeycutt of Conway and Jill (Tommy) Freeman of Troy; his grandchildren, Ali, Alek, Emma, Whitney and Sidney; his brother and sisters, Edd (Carolyn) Livingston, Robbie L. (J.W.) Goodwin and Jackie L. (Julian) White, all of McFarlan, Clara L. (Carrison) Rollins of Cheraw and Margaret L. Sellers of Tabor City; and several other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Cheraw Family Worship Center, P.O. Box 1323, Cheraw, SC 29520; or to the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St. #303 Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Fred Oliver

PATRICK - Mr. Fred Larry Oliver, 58, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Jan. 2, 2007, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Mr. Oliver was born in Ruby, a son of Mamie Taylor Ratliff and the late Fred Newsom Oliver. He was a carpenter and vinyl siding installer. He was a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Fred Larry Oliver Jr. of York; two daughters, Cathy (Scottie) Griggs of Ruby and Tammy (Shane) Gordon of Jefferson; his mother and stepfather, Roy Ratliff of McColl; three brothers, the Rev. Joey (Kitty) Oliver of Ruby, Donnie Oliver of Mt. Croghan and Jerry (Gail) Oliver of Bennettsville; two sisters, Vickie (Jennings) Crowley of Bennettsville and Gloria Dale (Jim) Dyer of Seneca; three stepchildren, Regina (Kenny) Sellers and Johnny Roscoe of Patrick, and Barbara Gail (Chris) Sellers of Chesterfield; 12 grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

George Ella Malloy

BENNETTSVILLE -- Mrs. George Ella Malloy, 79, died Dec. 27, 2006.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 31, 2006, at Sandy Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Gregory Woods officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Malloy was a daughter of the late David Hodges and Easter Townsend, and was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Marlboro County.

She was a member of Sandy Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member of the senior choir, Mother's Board, Usher Board and Sunday school attendant until her health failed.

She was married to Fred Malloy.

She was preceded in death by three children.

Surviving are her husband of the home; children, George (Barbara) Malloy of Oklahoma, Sarah Malloy of Fayetteville, N.C., Cassandra Turner of Maxton, N.C., Byron (Edith) Malloy of Clio, Addie (Michael) Coachman of Bennettsville and Terry (Donnella) Malloy of McColl; sisters, Morzella Eddy of High Point, N.C., Lillie Mae (William) Smith of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Thurneze (Robert) Verren; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Mary Pipkin; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Geneva McQueen

CHERAW -- Mrs. Geneva “Eva” Baskin McQueen, 88, died Dec. 27, 2006, at McLeod Regional Medical Hospital in Florence.

Funeral services were held Jan. 1, 2007, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw, with the Rev. Robert A. Caper officiating. Burial was held in the McQueen Family Cemetery.

Mrs. McQueen was a daughter of the late Josh and Ollie Hancock Baskin, and was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Cheraw.

She attended school at Spencer Chapel in Chesterfield County. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the senior choir, as church clerk, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, deaconess and mother of the church.

Mrs. McQueen worked at Robertson Factory for a number of years and then moved to Burlington Factory until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Frank McQueen Sr.

Survivors are two sons, Henry Frank McQueen Jr. and Larry McQueen, both of the home; five daughter, Laura Harris of the home, Abytyne Seltzer of Charlotte, N.C., Ollie V. (Isaiah) Hudley and Joselyn (Olin) Smith, both of Cheraw, and Shelia (Thomas) Chandler of Jersey City, N.J.; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Baskin Lovely of Darlington; and other relatives and friends.

Reid's Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Eli Small Jr.

CHERAW -- Mr. Eli Small Jr., 69, died Dec. 24, 2006.

Funeral services were held Dec. 29, 2006, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw, with the Rev. Robert A. Capers officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Small was born July 8, 1937, in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Eli Small Sr. and Nezzie Williams Small.

He was educated in Chesterfield County, and was a member of Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church. He moved to Washington, D.C., and returned home in 2000. He then joined St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen Small and Johnnie Davis; and a sister, Bertha McCaskill.

Surviving are his wife, Luella Small; two sons, Floyd Small of Seattle, Wash., and Sean Small of Bennettsville; two daughters, Rhonda (James) Henderson of Wadesboro and Cynthia Small of Cheraw; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joretta Howard Ballard and Gladys Moore, both of Cheraw; a brother, James Wilson of Baltimore, Md.; and other relatives and friends.

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Esther Thompson Spencer

CHERAW -- Mrs. Esther Thompson Spencer, 92, died Dec. 19, 2006.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 22, 2006, at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel in Cheraw with the Rev. Dr. C.A. McKinney officiating.

Mrs. Spencer is a daughter of the late Judson and Mary Duncan Thompson. She was born on Aug. 23, 1914, in Chesterfield County.

She attended Chesterfield County Schools and was a member of Salem Baptist Church of Chesterfield. She later joined the First Baptist Church of Baltimore, Md., where she remained until her health failed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Spencer.

Surviving is her daughter, Jennifer Spencer of Baltimore, Md; two sisters, Ollie Hughes of Cheraw and Virginia Thompson of Youngstown, Ohio, and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Aginora Fields Strong

MARLBORO COUNTY -- Mrs. Aginora Fields Strong, 84, died Dec. 25, 2006.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 31, 2006, at St. James Baptist Church in Cheraw with the Rev. Moses Harrington Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Strong was born March 18, 1922, in Marlboro County, a daughter of the late Lonzo Fields and Connie Moore.

She was a homemaker and industrial worker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Strong; a son, Johnny Winston Strong; and a sister, Ida Mae Talley.

Surviving are five daughter, Wilhelmina (Robert) Brown, Julia Margaret Buchanan, Louise (Mack) Lyles, Carlean (Jesse) James, all of Cheraw, and Georgia Mae (Jerome) McLloyd of Charlotte, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends.

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Frances Willmon

RUBY - Mrs. Frances M. Oliver Willmon, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Jan. 1, 2007, at Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Willmon was born in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Walter Edward and Rosie Stephenson Oliver.

She was a homemaker and a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Willmon; and a half sister, Verdie O. Lear.

Surviving are a sister, Mary O. Watson of Ruby; a stepmother, Allie Joplin Oliver of Mt. Croghan; and a number of nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Clemmie White

CHERAW - Mrs. Clemmie Phillips White, 86, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 2, 2007, at Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. White was born in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Arthur Battle and Sarah Frances Jones Phillips. She was a graduate of Zoar High School, and was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward James White; four brothers, Battle, John, Mack and Gordon Phillips; and two sisters, Mary P. Pate and Lucille Phillips.

Surviving are three sons, Jim (Kaye) White of Atlanta, Ga., Vernon (Judy) White of Medford, N.J., and Richard (Lupe) White of Cheraw; a daughter, Joan W. Rivers of Cheraw; three sisters, Sarah P. (Howard) Boan of Cheraw, Dorothy P. Zearfoss and Edith P. (Fay) Martin of Chesterfield; a sister-in-law, Flora S. Phillips of Morven; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or to the charity of one's choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 4, 2007.

 

Doris Folk Brigman

CHERAW - Miss Doris Folk Brigman, 67, died Dec. 1, 2006.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Burial in the Brigman Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Miss Brigman was a daughter of the late Frank and Inez Rogers Folk. She was a homemaker and attended Lighthouse Church.

She is survived by two sons, Freddie Brigman and Wayne Steven Brigman, both of Wallace; two daughters, Deborah B. Jacobs of Wallace and Connie Hancock of Chesterfield; two brothers, Everette and Lester Folk of Florida; a sister, Mildred Marshall of Dothan, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw served the Brigman family.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  .  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Carolyn H. Cranford

MARION - Mrs. Carolyn Harpe Cranford, 70, formerly of Chesterfield, died Jan. 5, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Jan. 7, 2007, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Mrs. Cranford was born in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late John Colon and Lois Polson Harpe. She was a retired plant controller with International Paper Co. and was a member of Living Faith Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. “Bill” Cranford; and two brothers, Benjamin Thomas Harpe and James Colon “J.C.” Harpe.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff (Anne) Cranford of Cheraw and Todd (Katrina) Cranford of Marion; grandchildren, Taylor, Brittany, Weston and Alaina Cranford; a brother, John Preston Harpe of Bennettsville; and two sisters, Jewel (Gene) Watson of Chesterfield and Margie “Teen” (Chuck) Kline of Warner Robbins, Ga.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. 7044, Columbia, SC 29202; or to a charity of one's choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

William George Dixon

DARLINGTON - William George “Snuff” Dixon, 84, died Jan. 6, 2007, at Bethea Healthcare in Darlington.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church with interment in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Dixon was a son of the late John W. and Serena Gainey Dixon. He was retired from Becker Sand and Gravel, where he worked for more than 35 years, and later from Furr Grading and Paving.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Dixon; brothers, James, J.W., Cecil and Wayne Dixon and Lewis Gainey; and sisters, Frances Johnson and Emma Dixon.

Surviving are his four sons, George Dixon Jr. of Cassett, William Wesley Dixon of Society Hill, Jimmy E. Dixon of El Paso, Texas, and Marion Dixon of Cheraw; a daughter, Katherine Hammonds of Pageland; two sisters, Carrie Brewington of Cheraw and Annie Starling of Society Hill; 19 grand-children; and 32 great-grand-children.

Memorials maybe made to Bethea Baptist Healthcare P.O. Box 4000 Darlington, SC 29532.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw served the family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Katherine Cox Fox

ALTAVISTA - Mrs. Katherine “Kitty” Cox Fox, 68, of 1003 Broad Street, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at her residence after a long and courageous illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at the Finch and Finch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. James Worley and the Rev. Scott Dean officiating. Interment followed in the Mount Hermon Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Fox was born July 23, 1938, in Lynch Station, a daughter of the late Wyatt R. and Locke West Cox. She was a member of Lynch Station Baptist Church and a retired repair assembler from the Lane Company.

She was the wife of Percy Lee Fox for 51 years.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Richard, Robert “Pete,” Harry, Douglas, Milton “Dickom” and John “Tinny” Cox.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Roxann Fox of Forest, Donna F. Hammack and her husband Troy of Gretna, and Sheila F. Little and her husband James of Hurt; two sons, Kenneth W. “Bubba” Fox and his wife Diane of Altavista and Robert D. Fox and his wife Kelly of Hurt; five grandchildren, Michael, Edward and Chris Walker, Heath Fox and Victoria Little; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth “Millie” Marsh of Cheraw and Lucy East of Martinsville; two brothers, Wyatt Arnold Cox of Altavista and Warren “Dike” Cox of Lynch Station  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Robert M. McCoy

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Robert Mitchell McCoy, 47, died Dec. 29, 2006.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Jan. 4, 2007, at Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery in Chesterfield with the Rev. Samuel L. Sparks officiating.

Mr. McCoy was born June 16, 1959, a son of John R. and Dora Copeland McCoy of Chesterfield.

In addition to his parents, surviving are two sisters, Amy M. Brown and Doris M. (Everett) Evans, both of Chesterfield; two brothers, John Maverick McCoy of Chesterfield and Mark Anthony McCoy of Charlotte; and other relatives and friends.

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Naomi G. Leggette

CHERAW - Naomi Graham Leggette, 79, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2007, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. today in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw.

Mrs. Leggette was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Cheraw. A member of Christ United Methodist Church, she was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Leggette; her parents, Olin Q. and Nellie Smith Graham; and a brother, William Graham.

Survivors include her son, Kim Leggette and his wife Cindy, of Jacksonville, Fla.; granddaughters, Kasey Leggette, University of Texas in Austin, Texas, and Hayley Leggette of Jacksonville; and a brother, Tad Graham of Cheraw.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 115 Arkwright Landing Macon, Ga. 31210.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Bobby Allen Leviner

CHERAW - Mr. Bobby Allen Leviner, 62, died Dec. 25, 2006.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, he was a son of the late Belvin and Vera Chavis Leviner. He was a supervisor with RS&A Piping Company. He was formerly employed at Carolina Canners for many years.

Surviving are his daughters, Valerie Hayes of Monroe, N.C., Michelle McQuiston of Savannah, Ga., and Alanna Leviner of Cheraw; brothers, Belvin Leviner, Terry Leviner and Ronnie Leviner, all of Cheraw, and Wesley Leviner of Bennettsville; a stepdaughter, Jessica Owens; sisters, Diane Smith and Mona Lisa Hatcher of Wallace; and grandchildren, Erica, Michael, Bridget, Ian and Colin. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Fred Oliver

PATRICK - Mr. Fred Larry Oliver, 58, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Jan. 2, 2007, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Mr. Oliver was born in Ruby, a son of Mamie Taylor Ratliff and the late Fred Newsom Oliver. He was a carpenter and vinyl siding installer. He was a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church.

Survivors include long-time companion, Carolyn Roscoe; a son, Fred Larry Oliver Jr. of York; two daughters, Cathy (Scottie) Griggs of Ruby and Tammy (Shane) Gordon of Jefferson; his mother and stepfather, Roy Ratliff of McColl; three brothers, the Rev. Joey (Kitty) Oliver of Ruby, Donnie Oliver of Mt. Croghan and Jerry (Gail) Oliver of Bennettsville; two sisters, Vickie (Jennings) Crowley of Bennettsville and Gloria Dale (Jim) Dyer of Seneca; three stepchildren, Regina (Kenny) Sellers and Johnny Roscoe of Patrick, and Barbara Gail (Chris) Sellers of Chesterfield; 12 grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home served the family.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Randy Steve Sellers

CHESTERFIELD - Randy Steve Sellers, 47, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Sellers was a son of Walter Sellers and the late Bessie Tucker Sellers. He was a carpenter and a former member of the South Carolina National Guard.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernis Sellers, and a sister, Louise Melton.

Surviving are his wife, Margie D. Bradshaw of the home; his father of Chesterfield; four brothers, Billy (Juanita) Sellers of Albemarle, N.C., Curtis (Violet) Sellers of Patrick, Danny (Jeri Lynn) Sellers and D.J. (Debbie) Sellers of Chesterfield; two sisters, Shelvie (Joel) Hodge and Peggy (Jerry Lundy) Hoffman of Chesterfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Carrie C. Wallace

CHERAW - Carrie Mae Copeland Wallace, 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 2007.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late James Barney and Rachel Elizabeth Brock Copeland, and was the widow of William Farris Wallace. She was a homemaker, a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of Brock's Mill Baptist Church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Ellen Freeman Waters

CHERAW - Ellen Louise Freeman Waters, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Brown Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Patrick.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Waters was a daughter of the late Murray Sidney and Mary Roscoe Freeman. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a sister, Mary “Clarice” Freeman Wilks of Cheraw; a niece, Deborah Bledsoe; and three nephews, Michael Allen, Eddie Freeman and Michael Freeman.

 She was preceded in death by three brothers, Helbert L., Munay H., and William F. Freeman; and a sister, Yvonne F. Allen.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 11, 2007.

 

Anna Lee Funderburk Ash Mason

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Anna Lee Funderburk Ash Mason, 73, died Jan. 9, 2007.

A funeral was held at 2 p.m. Jan. 13, at Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Mason was born Oct. 10, 1933, the daughter of the late Rev. C.W. Funderburk and Mrs. Anna Crawford Funderburk.

She was the 16th of 18 children and was educated in Chesterfield County Schools and attended Coulter Academy. Receiving Christ at an early age, she joined Goodman Creek Baptist Church then moved to Brooklyn, NY and found a new church home in Proverbs Church of God In Christ. There she was a pastor aid and mother of the church. Mrs. Mason moved back to Cheraw, rejoined Goodman Creek Baptist Church where she sang with the Mass Choir and Senior Choir, praise team, Missionary Society and pastor aid.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Ash Jr. and LeConda Mason.

Surviving are her son, Larry Calvin Ashe of Cheraw; daughter, Margaret Ann Cue Tate of Cheraw; grandchildren, Raphael Javier Gadson of Cheraw, Sherse (Shon) Dingle and Saquina Ash both of Florence, Ebony Ash of Columbia, Andrew Ash and Andray Ash both of Brooklyn, NY; three great-grandchildren, Lou Ash, Calvin and Michael Dingle of Florence; two sisters, Viola Bridges of Cheraw and Margarine Funderburk of Brooklyn, NY.

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Alfred “A.F.” Blakeney

PAGELAND - Mr. Alfred “A.F.” Blakeney, 76, died Jan. 6, 2007.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Jan. 10, at Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland. The Rev. C.L. Bowman officiated. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mr. Blakeney was born Oct. 30, 1921, the son of the late Early and Mavis Blakeney.

At an early age, he joined Salem United Methodist Church and remained a member. He served as a trustee, member of the United Methodist Men and many other church organizations. He was educated in the Chesterfield County School system and was later drafted into the United States Army where he served in World War II. Mr. Blakeney was employed by the Pageland Coca Cola Bottling Co. for over 40 years. For the past 23 years he owned and operated The Blakeneys Ice Cream and Food Shop in Petersburg.

He was preceded in death by all seven siblings and a son.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Mrs. Ozie Clark Blakeney of the home; two sons, Larry Blakeney Sr. (Barbara) of Mint Hill and Alvin Sanders (Priscilla) of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Larry Blakeney Jr., Natasha Blakeney, Darius Blakeney, Jolanda Blakeney, Marcus Blakeney and Ashton McMillan; three great-grandchildren, Cameron Blakeney, K'ehosa Blakeney, and Nyasha Blakeney, and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Corean Brown Baker

JEFFERSON, S.C. - Mrs. Corean Brown Baker, 91, died Jan. 4, 2007.

A funeral was held at 2 p.m. Jan. 8, at Mount Elon United Methodist Church, Jefferson. The Rev. Joseph Frazier officiated. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Baker was born Oct. 20, 1915, a daughter of the late Earnest Brown and Wincie Collins Brown.

She attended the Chesterfield County Public Schools and was a member of Mt. Elon United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband, George Baker and a daughter, Juiretha Evans.

Surviving are two daughters, Clara Sowell (Roy) of Charlotte and Melanie Bryant (Robert) of Camp Springs, MD; five sons, Hillott Baker (Susie) of Lexington, George Baker (Doris) of Fort Washington, MD, Kenneth Baker (Linda), Glenda Baker and Lindsey Baker all of Jefferson; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Fletcher of Detroit, MI and Elizabeth Lankford (Linwood) of Portsmouth, VA and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arramgements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Douglas Warren “Pulpwood”

 McManus

PAGELAND - Mr. Douglas Warren “Pulpwood” McManus, 49, died Jan. 13, 2007.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 15, at Five Forks Cemetery, Pageland.

Mr. McManus was born in Monroe, NC, a son of Yvonne Knight McManus and the late John Amos McManus. He was a retired pine needle dealer and an avid mule and horse lover.

Mr. McManus was preceded in death by a sister, Lilia McManus Fuller.

Surviving are his mother; two brothers, David (Lora) McManus and Derrick (Michelle) McManus of Pageland; three sisters, Brenda (Benny) Sullivan and Linda (Bobby) Kee of Pageland and Cindy (Jeff) Suggs of Marshville, NC and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of is in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Charles Wesley Rodgers

RUBY - Mr. Charles Wesley Rodgers, 67, died Jan. 13, 2007.

A funeral was held at 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Chesterfield Church of God. Burial was held at Palmetto Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14, at the funeral home.

Mr. Rodgers was born in Chesterfield, a son of the late Roy and Mable Roscoe Rodgers. He was a retire employee of the S.C. Department of Highways and Public Transportation and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Mr. Rodgers was a member of Palmetto Baptist Church and attended Chester-field Church of God.

Mr. Rodgers was preceded in death by three brothers, Jimmy, Gerald, and

Ray Rodgers and by a sister, Hallie Parnell.

Surviving are his wife, Susie Moore Rodgers of the home; four step-sons, Paul Wilson of England, Fred Jenkins, Ricky Jenkins and Randy Jenkins all of Ruby; three step-daughters, Pauline Brock of Colorado, Elizabeth Craven of England, and Margie Black of Mt. Croghan; four brothers, Malcom Rogers of Hartsville, William Rogers of Ruby, Donald Rogers of Lynchburg and David Rogers of Columbia and a sister, Maxine Hayden of Patrick.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Laverne Moore Smith

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Laverne Moore Smith, 92, died Jan. 12, 2007.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. Jan. 14, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held 2-3 p.m. Jan. 14 prior to the service at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Mrs. Smith was born in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late General Lee and Sue Burch Moore. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Smith was a lifelong member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church and was the oldest member at the time of her death. Her joy in life was helping and doing things for others.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Bivens Smith; three brothers, Robert, Wilson and Jafus Moore, a half-brother, Clyde Burch, and by four sisters, Mattie Gibson, Florence Helpler, Vivian Smith and Ethel Pinkston.

Surviving is a sister, Sarah Moore Gibson of Great Falls and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be mad to the Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Meals on Wheels” 3365 Wamble Hill Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or to a Charity of One's Choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Flora Stroud Phillips

MORVEN - Mrs. Flora Stroud Phillips, 86, died Jan. 8, 2007.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Phillips was born in Morven, NC, a daughter of the late Farquhar Stroud and Flora Jane McDougald Pittman Stroud. She was a homemaker and retired store owner, and was a member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, Battle M. Phillips and three sons, Bobby, Jerry, and Ricky Phillips.

Surviving are two sons, James (Debbie) Phillips and David Phillips of Morven; a daughter, Betty P. (Jack) Rivers of Chesterfield; three grandsons, Michael Phillips, Ryan (Ginger) Phillips and Jay Rivers; and two great-grandchildren, Drake and Kamryn Phillips.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, c/o Carolyn Taylor, 960 Deep Creek Road, Wadesboro, NC 28170 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Hazel Becky Wright

WADESBORO - Miss Hazel Becky Wright, 60 died Jan. 11, 2007.

Graveside services were held Jan. 13, in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Donnie Wise officiating.

The family greeted friends at Leavitt Funeral Home.

Hazel was born Oct. 9, 1946, a daughter of the late Owen Williams and Hallie Becky Griffin Wright. She had worked with Anson Shirt Factory in Wadesboro and attended the Wadesboro Church of God.

Surviving are her sister, Mary McQuage and husband, Johnny of Cheraw; a half-brother and half-sister, L.C. Wright and wife, Mary Ann of Kannapolis and Rosa Carpenter of Morganton; and other relatives and friends.

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Rivers Hailey Sr.

CHERAW - Mr. Rivers Hailey Sr., 79, died Jan. 9, 2007.

The funeral was at 3:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church. The Rev. Woods officiated. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery.

Mr. Hailey was born Oct. 20, 1927, a son of the late John and Lena Hailey.

He grew up in Cash Community where he also attended school. And received Christ at an early age and became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he served until his health failed. Mr. Hailey was a member of the Trustee Board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Earline Hailey; a daughter, Evonne Brown; two brothers, Buster and Son John Hailey; and a sister, Mary Jane McClendon.

Surviving is three children, Rose Mae (Thomas) Bethea, Rivers (Willa Dean) Hailey Jr., Barbara Ann (Julius) Stubbs; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Katherine Hailey, Mary L. Sellers both of Cheraw, Rosa Emmanuel of Buffalo, NY, Carrie Young of Hartsville, Maggie Hubbard of Bennettsville; two brothers, Jack (Ida) Hailey of Cheraw, Joe Lewis Sellers of Farrell, PA and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Ephraim (Jack) Buchanan Sr.

CHERAW - Mr. Ephraim (Jack) Buchanan Sr., 74, died Jan. 7, 2007.

The funeral was at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. The Rev. Jerry Corbett officiated.

Mr. Buchanan was born in Nov. 25, 1932, a son of the late William and Mamie Buchanan.

In 1943, his parents moved their family to Philadelphia, PA. As a young man he accepted Christ in his life and joined Nazareth Baptist Church, where he was a member and Trustee. He liked to hear his father sing on the male chorus. Soon afterwards he joined the Angelic Choir and the Male Chorus where he served until he joined New Mount Zion Baptist Church. Then he was ordained as a Deacon by his pastor the late Rev. Sewell.

After retirement Jack and his wife, Bessie and children moved back to Cheraw, where he joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. He served as a Deacon, Sunday school van driver, member of Hardship Committee and served on the Funeral Committee. In keeping with his singing he joined the Thomas Dawkins Choir and served in numerous other capacities in the church.

Jack worked for the city of Cheraw as a school crossing guard for about eight years.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Bessie; five sons, Larry, Carl, Samuel, James and Ephriam Jr.; two daughter, Jackqueline and Juanita (Robert); 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Robert and Edward (Dee Dan) Davis; three sisters, Luevina Wingfield (Harold), Althea, and Janie Carey, and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Mack Arthur McQueen

PATRICK - Mr. Mack Arthur McQueen, 64, died Jan. 9, 2007.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Cheraw. The Rev. Edward J. Arthur officiated. Burial was held in Foundary Hill Cemetery.

Mr. McQueen was born May 24, 1942, a son of the late Brooks and Eula Mae McQueen.

He attended the public schools in Chesterfield County. He joined Mt. Mary Baptist Church and later moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where he was employed as a construction worker for many years. Later he returned to Chesterfield County.

Surviving are two sisters, Louretta Blakeney of Alexandria, VA and Juanita (Nathaniel) Cassidy of Cheraw; two brothers, Zeldon McQueen of Alexandria, VA and Walter McQueen of Kentucky; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Mary Wesley Medlin

JEFFERSON - Miss Mary Wesley Medlin, 89, died Jan. 15, 2007.

A funeral was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 17, at First Baptist Church, Pageland. Burial was held in White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m., Jan. 16 at the funeral home.

Miss Medlin was the daughter of the late Wesley Coin and Cora Lee Baker Medlin. She was a graduate of Wingate College and was a retired supervisor with Southern Bell with 40 years of service. Miss Medlin was a member of First Baptist Church of Pageland and the Fidelis Sunday school class.

Preceding her in death by a brother Clyde Medlin, and three sisters, Volee Medlin, Hilda Douglas and Mertis Busick.

Survivors are a sister, Sara (Bernard) Lorence of White Plains, MD and other relatives and friends.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 18, 2007.

 

Robert Hill Gandy

CHESTFIELD - Robert Hill Gandy, age 83, died January 16, 2007.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Jan. 18, 2007 at Zoar United Methodist. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mr. Gandy was born in Chesterfield, a son of the late Samuel Evans and Willow White Gandy. He was a graduate of Zoar High School. Mr. Gandy was a former instructor with Chesterfield-Marlboro TEC and retired in 1985 as an instructor with Darlington County School System. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII, a member of the VFW in Cheraw, and a former Chesterfield Boy Scout leader. Mr. Hill was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Katie Chavis Gandy of the home; a son, Michael Gandy (Laura) of Chapin; a daughter, Angela Harpe (Billy) of Florence; two grandchildren, Katie Hope Gandy of Chapin, and Taylor Harpe of Florence; a sister, Gladys Caudle (Charles) of Charlotte, NC; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Sam E. Gandy.

Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Sallie Short, 708 Orchard Rd., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25, 2007.

 

Marianne Andrews Neely

CHERAW - Marianne Andrews Neely, 77, of Charlotte, died Jan. 19, 2007.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Jan. 22, in Evergreen Cemetery.

Survivors are a son, Andy Neely of Huntersville; a daughter, Carroll Knighten (Doug) of Charlotte; three grandchildren; Mary Ellen Neely, Drew Knighten and Susan Knighten; and other friends and relatives.

Hankins & Whittington - Dilworth Chapel were in charge of arrange-ments.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25, 2007.

 

William H. “Dub” Hoffman

MCBEE - William H. “Dub” Hoffman, 71, died Jan. 19, 2007.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. Jan. 21, at Middendorf Baptist Church. The Revs. Don Rhyne and Ed Griggs officiated. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hoffman was a son of the late Woodrow W. and Hattie Gainey Hoffman.

He was a member of Cash Baptist Church.

Surviving are his sister, Frances H. Steen of Hartsville; six grandchildren, Anthony Gulledge, Courney Gullege, James Gulledge, Dylan Melton, Henry Lee Gulledge and Rodney Boan; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Laverne Hoffman.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.    Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25, 2007.

 

Lillie King Graham

PATRICK - Lillie King Graham, 87, died Jan. 20, 2007.

The funeral was at 3 p.m., Jan. 23, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burrial was held in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Graham was a daughter of the late Colin Belvin and Dollie Gainey King.

Survivors are three sons, Richard Heyward Graham of Statesville, N.C., Jim (Luanne) Graham of Loris and Lloyd Graham of Columbia; a daughter, Patricia Dixon of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gene Graham; three brothters, Roman, Clare and Ingram King; and two sisters, Nell Lett and Marie Crowley.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25, 2007.

 

Anna Johnson Dixon

PATRICK - Anna Johnson Dixon, 79, died Jan. 22, 2007.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. Jan. 23, at Edwards Chapel Baptist Church. The Revs. Ed Griggs, Marion Watkins and Johnny Quick officiated. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Dixon was a daughter of the late Walter and Kathelene Tyner Johnson.

She was the oldest living member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Gibson of Patrick; a granddaughter, Bridget Dixon; and three great-grandchildren, Heather Gibson, James Gibson, Tyler Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Dixon, and a son, James Ray Dixon.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25, 2007.

 

Margaret Arledge Jordan

BENNETTSVILLE - Margaret Arledge Jordan, 78, has died.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene. Burial was held in Sunset Memorial Park.

Mrs. Jordan was the daughter of the late Isaac and Celena Brown Arledge. She was a retired respiratory therapist and LPN with Dundee Manor and Marlboro Park Hospital. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and quilting.

Surviving are a son, David Jorda (Martha) of Florence; daughters, Barbara Beverly (Wilbert) of Summerville, Patsy Hendley (Thad) of Cheraw, Brucie Brigman (Tommy) of Cheraw, Nancy Mumford (Buck), Markie Barrington, and Charity Speight (Doug) all of Bennettsville; a brother, John Arledge of Camden; a sister, Helen Hanson of Camden; 16 grand-children and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Kirkland Jordan.

Whitner-Evans Funeral Hom was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25, 2007.

 

Vernita Delaine McDonald

CHERAW - Vernita “Dee” Delaine McDonald, 29, died Jan. 16, 2007.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Jan. 21, at Cheraw Community Center. The Rev. Artemus Woods officiating. Burial was held in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

She was born July 5, 1977, a daughter of Florence and Leroy McDonald.

Dee attended public schools in Cheraw and was an honor graduate at Cheraw High School Class of 1995. She was a graduate of ECPI in Charlotte, N.C., with an Associate's degree in Computer Science. She worked as a Counselor Assistant at Camp Sandhills. She accepted Christ at an early age.

Surviving are her parents; two sisters, Chante (Moses) Walls and Dana (James) Streater of Cheraw; two brothers, Alexander McDonald and Alvin (Priscilla) Sanders both of Cheraw; grandmother, Madeline McDonald of Cheraw; six uncles, Thomas (Bernitha) McDonald of Philadelphia, Penn., Glen McDonald and James McDonald of Cheraw, Wilbert (Carolyn) McMillon of Ft. Washington, Md., Richard (Francia) McMillan of Honolulu, Hawaii, Jack (Alma) McMillan of Newellton, La.; aunts, Louester McDonald and Lizzie Mae Wilson of Cheraw, Joann McDonald and Gwen Hooks; a great-uncle, Pink (Alberta) Patrick Sr. of Cheraw; a great-aunt, Julia Wilson of Hartford, Conn.; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25, 2007.

 

Elsie Burr Campbell

CHESTERFIELD - Elsie Burr Campbell, 94, died Nov. 30, 2006.

A service to celebrate her life was held at Carrabelle Baptist Church. The Revs. Mark Mercer and Gene Hallstorm officiated. Burial was held in Evergreen Cemetery, at Carrabelle, Fla.

She was born Jan. 11, 1912, a daughter of the late Walton I. Burr and Mary E. Teal Burr.

She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, and Droans Business College of Columbia.

In Chesterfield she worked as secretary-bookkeeper for Teals Department Store, Belk's and First Baptist Church, as a clerk for the Post Office and was working for the Veteran's Administration Office when she and her family moved to Lanark Village, Fla., in 1959.

She was an active member of Chestefield Baptist Church and Carrabelle Baptist Church, and at the time of her death was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church at Lakeland, Fla.

Surviving are her daughter, Mary Elizabeth C. Dowden and husband, Tyrone of Sebring, FL; four grand-children, six great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, C. Ray Campbell; her brothers, Orie Jennings Burr and Walton I. Burr Jr.; and her sister, Millie B. Burch Tucker.

Dowden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25, 2007.

 

William Lee Wetzel

 BAMBERG - William Lee Wetzel, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the South End Cemetery.

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

Born in Middletown, Ohio, Mr. Wetzel was a son of the late Marion Lee and Lucy Sample Wetzel. He was employed as a YMCA director in Middletown and Piqua, Ohio, and in Morgantown, W.Va. Mr. Wetzel served on the City Council in Morgantown from 1964-1967. He became active in the mining industry and retired as vice-president of Zapata Coal Corp. Moving to South Carolina, Mr. Wetzel served as Executive Director for Economic Development for Allendale, Hampton and Bamberg counties. He served on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Economic Developers Association for more than 10 years. Mr. Wetzel was an Army veteran of World War II and was a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His hobbies included flying, fishing and amateur radios. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bamberg.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Betty Wetzel of Bamberg; a son, William “Bill” (Becky McKinnon Wetzel) of Pageland; a daughter, Gayle A. (Dennis J. Weaver) of Boise, Idaho; a granddaughter; and a number of other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by a sister, Olive Wetzel Canaday.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mercer Funeral Home Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25, 2007.

 

Wilbur Funches

Wilbur Funches died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007 at Chesterfield General Hospital. Son of the late Cleveland “Clevan” and Mamie Bowman Funches, he was born in Orangeburg on March 8, 1933. He was reared by his grandmother, the late Laura Schuller Bowman. Funeral services were held January 20 at the Morris Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Sandhills Cemetery.

A graduate of the New York public schools, Mr. Funches worked as a proof reader and printer at Scott Printing Company. While he enjoyed all sports, baseball was his favorite.

In 1970, Wilbur met Gloria Elizabeth Hughes Perry and was her soul mate until he was called to rest. Other survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Funches of Bloomfield, Conn.; a granddaughter, Michelle (Oneal) Clark; three grandsons, Alphonso Funches, Brian Funches, and Aaron Funches; a great-grand-daughter, Nyasia Joseph; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were a son, Wilbur Funches Jr.; a sister, Jessie Richardson; and a brother, Hayward Funches. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 25,2007.

 

Robert McArn Bennett

CHERAW - Robert McArn Bennett, 74, died January 19, 2007.

A memorial service for Mr. Bennett was held at 3 p.m. Jan. 21, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church, in Cheraw.

Mr. Bennett was born on April 13, 1932, a son of the late Russell Evans Bennett and Mary Ella Gandy Bennett. He married Mary Murray “Murphy” Paulling of Darlington, SC and they had three sons- Robert M. Bennett, Jr., D. Paulling Bennett and J. McCauley Bennett.

Mr. Bennett was President of Bennett Motor Company and spent his adult life with Bennett Motor Company. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and attended Duke University from 1950-1952. While at Duke University, he was installed in the Kappa Alpha Fraternity in 1951. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1954.

Mr. Bennett was very active in his community for many years. At the First Presbyterian Church he served as Youth Advisor, Sunday School Teacher, Chairman of the Board of Deacons and Clerk of the Session. Also at the Presbyterian Church he was Chairman of the Organ Fund, The Bicentennial and the Endowment Committees. He served on the Executive Committee of the University of South Carolina Gamecock Club, Board of Directors, the USC Alumni Council, the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce Board, the Matheson Memorial Library Board and served as Director and Past President of the Cheraw Country Club. He was also elected to the Board of Trustees at USC in 1980 by the General Assembly of South Carolina. While on the Board he served as Chairman of the Intercollegiate Activities Committee, Chairman of the Medical Affairs Committee, and member of the Executive Committee. He retired from the Board in 1992. Mr. Bennett had been a member of First Citizens Bank local Advisory Board. In 1973 he was elected to the Board of Directors of First Federal Savings and Loan Association in Cheraw and in April 1986 was elected Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife Ann M. Bennett of Cheraw, SC, three sons, Robert M.(Lindsay D.) Bennett, Jr., grandchild McArn Bennett of Cheraw, SC; D. Paul (Mary S.) Bennett of Cheraw, SC and grandchildren Kristen Sebnick of Florence and Matthew Bennett of Cheraw; J. MaCauley (Leslie W.) Bennett of Columbia, SC, grandchildren Evans Bennett, McCauley Bennett all of Columbia, SC, a brother, Russell E. (Joan) Bennett, Jr. of Rockingham, NC; and other relatives and friends. 

In lieu of flowers: Old St. David's Cemetery Assoc., PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC, 29520; Bennett Family Schlorship Fund-USC, c/o USC Alumni Association, 1527 Senate Street, Columbia, SC; Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Cheraw, SC 29520; Or the charity of your choice.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Patrecia Burnett

GREENWOOD - Patrecia Martin Burnett (Pat), died.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel, 1425 Montague Ave. Ext., Greenwood. Pat died Monday, January 22, 2007.

Mrs. Burnett was the daughter of the late Duncan Martin and the late Lillian T. Martin. She was a graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina, and received a graduate degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Franklin Burnett; a daughter, Robyn L. Falquez and grandson, Esteban Falquez of Sierra Vista, Arizona; a son, John K. Burnett and his wife, Kim, and her daughter, Melanie, of Winchester, Virginia; and Patâs sister, Shelby (Tommy) Crawley of Ruby.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Patrecia Martin Burnett Scholarship Fund at Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

 Blyth Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Sadie Mae O'Neal Byrd

PATRICK - Mrs. Sadie Mae O'Neal Byrd, age 81, died Jan.16, 2007.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Jan. 19, at Piney Plains Free Will Baptist Church.

Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Byrd was born a daughter of the late Joseph and Lessie Kelly O'Neal. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Plains Free Will Baptist Church. Sadie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Byrd and was also preceded in death by four sons, Billy J., Carl, Hugh, and Robert Byrd and by a special friend Edward Gainey.

Surviving are six sons, Charles Byrd of Virginia Beach, VA, Thomas (Lucille) Byrd of Laurel Hill, NC, Rome Byrd, Dennis (Gertrude) Byrd, and Richard Byrd all of Patrick and Randy Byrd of North Carolina; three daughters, Elizabeth (Jesse) Tyner and Teresa (Rudy) Curry of Patrick and Kathy Byrd of Sumter, a stepson, Edward Gainey, Jr. Pageland, a stepdaughter, Carolyn Sullivan of Georgia two brothers, J.W. O'Neal and Roland O'Neal of Hartsville. Also 26 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild and other relatives and friends.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Harvey Cash Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Harvey Cash Jr., 47, died Jan. 11, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at Flemming Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert L. Gordon officiating.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Cash was a son of Harvey and Bonnie Hannah Cash Sr.

He was a great husband, father, son and brother. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his wife, Johnnie Lee Cash of Chesterfield; three daughters, Demetrias Cash, Nina Cash and Monica Cash, all of Chesterfield; a stepson, Kevin Rivers if Fort Mill; three sisters, Thomasine (Barry) Heyward of Charleston, Tyshenia (Anthony) Butler of Chesterfield, and Paula (Carl) Days of Hartsville; two brothers, Randy Cash and Lennis Cash of Chesterfield; a grandmother, Louise Hannah of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

JoAnne George

RUBY - Mrs. JoAnn George, 58, died Jan. 21, 2007.

A service will be held at 3:00 PM following the visitation. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family will received friends at 2 p.m. Jan. 26, 2007 at Kiser Funeral Home.

She was a daughter of the late Harvey and Dessie Matee Elliott Nealy. She was the loving wife and caregiver for her husband of 43 years, Richard George, Sr.

Surviving are her husband of Ruby; a son, Richard George, Jr. of Ellerbe, NC, daughters, Denise (Dan) Lewis of Clio, SC, Debbie (John Callanhan) Drake of Monroe, NC, sisters, Irene Covington of Hampton Rhodes, VA, Earline (Johnny) Jones of Myrtle Beach, SC and nine grandchildren. And other relatives and friends. Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Margaret L. “Peggy” Hursey

CHESTERFIELD - Ms. Margaret L. “Peggy” Hursey, 77, died, Jan. 21, 2007.

Funeral services were held at Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach, Jan. 25, 2007, at 10 a.m. Burial followed in Chesterfield, SC, at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Chesterfield Cemetery.

Ms. Peggy, as she was very affectionately called by many, was born on June 16, 1927, a daughter of the late Rudolph J. Hursey, Sr. and Margaret Griggs Hursey.

Ms. Hursey grew up in Chesterfield and graduated from Chesterfield High School. She then graduated from Columbia College, where she was a voice major. Ms. Hursey taught choral music for 10 years in the school systems of Ashburn, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ms. Hursey moved to North Myrtle Beach in the early 1960s and quickly became an important part of the lives of many in the community as well as the City and her church. As a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, she served in various positions of leadership and shared her love for music as the Choir Director for 26 years.

Ms. Hursey was a member of the Steering Committee for the Consolidation of the City. Ms. Hursey served on numerous committees and was a member of the North Myrtle Beach Planning Commission for 20 years, many of those as the committee's Chairperson. Ms. Hursey's lifelong influence on the City and the entire community was most recently honored by her being chosen as Grand Marshal of the 2006 North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade.

Ms. Hursey joined the staff of Jordan Realty and became a Realtor in 1964. She was a member of the National Association of Realtors, the South Carolina Association of Realtors, and the Grand Strand Board of Realtors. On the state level, she served as a Secretary and Treasurer of the Association, a Regional Vice President, and as a State Director. She served on various committees as a member or chairperson. Ms. Hursey was honored by the State Association as the South Carolina Realtor of the Year and was given the Distinguished Service Award.

On the local level, Ms. Hursey served as the President, Vice President and Secretary of the Grand Strand Board of Realtors. She also served on the Professional Standards Committee and the Grievance Committee. She was honored by the local Board as the Realtor of the Year and also received the Image Award for Professionalism. Many scholarships honoring Ms. Hursey have been given to the Realtors Educational Foundation.

She was also predeceased by her brother Dr. Rudolph J. “Sonny” Hursey, Jr., and a niece, Mary Margaret “Muffin” Hursey Greene.

Ms. Hursey is survived by nieces Mindy Hursey Littlefield of Landrum, SC, and Laura Hursey Caylor of Greer, SC; great nieces Edie S. Sims of Charlotte, NC, Nichols S. Fletcher of Hopkins, SC, and Hallie G. Littlefield of Charleston, SC; great nephew Wrenn W. Littlefield of Landrum, SC; and special friend Carolyn Hardwick of North Myrtle Beach, SC and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Realtors Education Foundation (REF), P.O. Box 21827, Columbia, SC 29221-1827; or, Trinity United Methodist Church Music Fund, 706 14th Ave. South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Ruth Ratliff Martin

RUBY - Mrs. Ruth Ratliff Martin, age 87, died Jan. 25, 2007.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. Jan. 28, 2007 at White Oak Presbyterian Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Martin was born in a daughter of the late James Nathaniel and Lena McNair Ratliff. She was a retired seamstress with Chesterfield Manufacturing and a lifelong member of White Oak Presbyterian Church.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Howard Martin and by her brothers, Dewey, Perry, Roy, Fred, Duncan, and J.D. Ratliff; sisters, Thelma Knight and Mary Campbell; daughter, Peggy Crowley, and her grandson, Thomas Ryan Martin

Survivors are: a son, Tommy (Brenda) Martin of Ruby; three daughters, Nancy M. (Carroll) Jacobs of Chesterfield, Carolyn M. (Nelson) Bass of Cornelius, NC and Linda M. (Vance) Morton of Ruby; eight grandchildren, Kim Crowley, Lydia Hartwick, Byron Jacobs, Susan Jacobs, Leigh Bass, Nelson Bass, III, and Heather Martin; seven great-grandchildren, Zachary and Sierra Hartwick, Tripp and LeAnna Jacobs, Natalie Todd, Cross and Xander Morton; three sisters, Louise Allen of Indiana, Bill Gulledge and Clara Short both of Ruby and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to: White Oak Presbyterian Church, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, SC 29741 or Ryan Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o Julieth Freeman, 466 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the Martin Family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Mary Weaver McLaughlin

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. - Mary Weaver McLaughlin, 80, died Jan. 26, 2007.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 30 at Meadow Brook Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Brust officiating.

Mrs. McLaughlin died on her 80th birthday and what would have been her 59th wedding anniversary.

Surviving are two sons, Scott (Clara) McLaughlin of Raleigh, N.C., and Joe (Vicki) McLaughlin of Bladenboro, N.C.; two daughters, Nancy (John) Lehman and Cathy (Jim) Prevatte of Durham; a sister, Nancy (Ned) Toms of Durham; 10 grandchildren and three great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent McLaughlin.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1281, Bladen-boro, N.C. 28320.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bladen Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Georgia Spaulding Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Georgia Spaulding Rivers, age 55, died Jan. 26, 2007.

Funeral Services were held at 3 p.m. Jan. 29, at Oakland Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late George Spaulding and Ruthie Locklear Spaulding Gandy. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. Georgia was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Spaulding.

Surviving are her husband, Jack O. “Jackie” Rivers of the home; a son, Kevin Rivers of Chesterfield; a daughter, Missy Rivers of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, Gavin Rivers and Kennleigh Rivers; father, Robert Gandy of Bennettsville; a brother: Chris Gandy of Savannah, GA; a sister, Becky S. (Clarence) Tyson of Rockingham, NC.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Julius Rivers

PAGELAND - Julius Rivers, 83, died Jan. 23, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at Oro United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Rivers, known as “Pop” to his family, was a son of the late John Rivers and Roxie Sinclair Rivers, and was the widower of Katie Lee Ratliff Rivers. He was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County. At an early age Mr. Rivers joined Gum Springs Baptist Church and later became a member of Jones Temple Revival Center in Pinehurst, N.C. He was a farmer for a number of years. Mr. Rivers was also employed by Hanson (formerly Kendrick Brick and Tile) of Monroe, N.C. Later he was self-employed until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie Lee Ratliff Rivers and a brother and three sisters.

Surviving are five sons, Winford (Goldie) Rivers of Monroe, Curtis (Gina) Rivers, Peter (Shirlean) Rivers and David (Kathy) Rivers, all of Pageland, and Julius (Linda) Rivers Jr. of Marshville; two daughters, Fannie (James) Bracey and Barbara Ann (Roger Newman) Brown of Pageland; a sister, Lonnie (Rivers) Horne of Raleigh, N.C.; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Frank Roscoe

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Frank Roscoe, age 78, died Jan. 27, 2007.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. Jan. 30, at Bay Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Roscoe was a son of the late Edd and Bessie Campbell Roscoe. He was a retired employee of Chesterfield Webbing. Mr. Roscoe was a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for over 35 years. Frank was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, and gardening.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, I.B. Roscoe and James Roscoe and two sisters, Cora Lee Gainey and Mary Lee Adams.

Suriving are: his wife, Sybil Johnson Roscoe, of the home; and several nieces and nephews

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Michael Leon Sherrin

PAGELAND - Mr. Michael Leon Sherrin, age 50, died Jan. 23, 2007

The funeral was at 3:00 p.m. Jan. 26, 2007 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church

Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mr. Sherrin was a son of the late Clayton and Ruby Threatt Sherrin.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Sherrin.

Surviving are a brother, Jerry Sherrin of Pageland, SC; two sisters, Brenda Laney and Patsy Langley both of Pagelandl and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Calvin Williams

MCCOLL - Calvin Williams, 49, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at Flemming Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie Murvin officiating. Burial followed in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Pageland.

Mr. Williams was a son of the late Arthur and Willie Mae Williams, Mr. Williams resided at the Tatum-Tysinger CTHII. He attended the Olive Graham Center Sheltered Workshop. Mr. Williams was well-known throughout his community.

Surviving is his aunt, Irene Edgeworth of Pageland; his MCDSN family; his Housmates, Freddie, Willie, and Larry; and his caregivers, cousins and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 1, 2007.

 

Clinnis Thomas

Clinnis Thomas age 66 was called home to be with the Lord on January 28, 2007. He was born in Cheraw, S. C. to the late Hamp and Bessie Marshall Thomas. He was a successful entrepreneur for over 12 years where he owned and operated C&C Concrete Finishers in Alexandria, Va.

He is preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Thomas and James C. Thomas.

He leaves behind a loving and devoted wife of 36 years Sheila Douglas-Thomas of Athens, Tn. He was blessed by the Lord with son Randy Thomas and wonderful daughter-in-law Monica of Stafford, Virginia, son Paul Thomas of Detroit, Mi. Two daughters, Shelia Thomas of Birmingham, Mi., and Loretta Ausby and loving son-in-law Willie Ausby of Escondido, California.  He leaves behind the following siblings, two sisters, Virginia Hollis of Hempstead, New York, Mary Byrd and husband Bill of St. Albans, New York.  Three brothers, Preston Thomas of Capital Heights, Maryland, Howard Thomas and wife Roberta and Hamp Thomas of Cheraw, S.C.  Also a very special aunt Billie Joe Cole of Cleburne, Texas mother-in-law Letha Thompson and late father-in-law Paul Thompson of Athens, Tennessee, four brother-in-laws and spouses.  Tommy and Sharon Walker, Ronnie and Connie Walker, Eddie and Stacy Challenger, Billy and Judy Narmore, along with one sister-in-law that he loved like a daughter, Towanna and Danny Shaw. Six beautiful grandchildren, Latte’, Tiara, Akil, Samir, Courtney, Allante’ and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed while he waits tomeet

us on our journey  into the kingdom of god.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 2, 2007 at 1 p. m. in the chapel of M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home with pastor Sammuel Midenda officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour before service from 12:00 – 1:00 noon at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Sullins Cemetery in Athens, Tn. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertizer, Thursday, February 8, 2007.

 

Margaret White Russ

Barnwell – Margaret White Russ, 78, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 at the North East Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m.  Sunday, Jan. 28 at Hagood Ave. Baptist Church with Dr. Ken Catoe officiating. Burial followed in the Barnwell Co. Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial may be made to Hagood Ave. Baptist Church, 1144 Hagood Ave., Barnwell, S.C. 29812

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Russ was a daughter of the late Miles Thomas and Maggie Dease White, and was the widow of Earl C. Russ. She was a member of the Hagood Ave. Baptist Church. Mrs. Russ was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She will be missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are three daughters, Rhonda (Craig) Mitchell of Alpharetta, Ga. Ann (John) Butler of Powder Springs, Ga. And Sandra (Danny) McCromack of Barnwell; two sisters, Letha W. Thompson and Juliette W. Douglass of Cheraw; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, A.F. Bill White, Junior White, George White and Claude White; two sisters, Myrtle W. Hewitt and Ollie Rae W. Quick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mole Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertizer, Thursday, February 8, 2007.

 

Ethel Turnage Thompson

Ethel Turnage Thompson, 92, died Wednesday, January 31, 2007. Born in Cheraw, SC she was a daughter of the late William and Hattie McBride Turnage. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.  She was the widow of James T. Thompson, Sr.

Surviving are her sons, James T. “Jimmy” (Marian) Thompson and William F. “Bill” (Catherine) Thompson, a sister, Arie Bruner all of Cheraw, SC. Four grandchildren and Seven Great Grandchildren.

A memorial graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, February 2, 2007 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: Cheraw Healthcare, Activities Fund, PO Box 967, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertizer, Thursday, February 8, 2007.

 

Shelby J. Felkel

Shelby J. Felkel, 65, died Wednesday, January 31, 2007.  Born in Hartsville, SC she was a daughter of the late Boyd and Nancy Walters Smith. Whe was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. She enjoyed reading.

She is survived by her husband Hubert L. Felkel, Sr. of Cheraw, SC, a son, Hubert (Marie) L. Felkel, Jr. of Cheraw,SC, daughters, Wanda (Barney) Bethea of Bennettsville, SC, Cindy (Tim) Allison of Cheraw, SC, Vickie (Johnny) Thomas of Wallace, SC, a brother, Larry Smith of Patrick, SC, a sister, Betty (Wayne) Butler of Hartsville, SC, eight Grandchildren and 1 great-granchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents listed above, a daughter, a sister and four brothers.

The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, February 2, 2007 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Calvary Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Old Saint David’s Cemetery.

Memorials to: Calvary Baptist Church, 364 Calvary Lane, Cheraw, SC. 29520. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertizer, Thursday, February 8, 2007.

 

Carl M. Courtney

Mr. Carl M. Courtney, age 86, dide Tuesday, January 30, 2007.

The funeral service was held Friday February 2, 2007 at High Point Baptist Church.

Interment was at the church cemetery.

Mr. Courtney was born in Pageland, SC a son of the late John Henry and Jane Taylor Courtney.  H was a retired employee of Springs Grace Bleachery, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Mr. Courtney was a member and deacon of High Point Baptist Church and was a member of the Smith-Graves American Legion Post 92.

Survivors include a sister, Nellie C. Boone of Lancaster, S.C., a nephew, Don O. (Jenny) Courtney of Pageland, S.C.: three nieces, Nieces: Minnie (Jonathan) Miles of Jefferson, Nancy (Tom) Stegall of Waxhaw, N.C., And Linda (Bryan) Storey of Anderson.

Memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church, 16 High Point Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728 Or Hospice of Union County Inc. 700 West Rosevelt Blvd. Monroe, NC 28110.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Courtney family. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertizer, Thursday, February 8, 2007.

 

Richard Rudolph Lee, Sr

Judge Richard Rudolph Lee, Sr., age 70, left this earthly life on Friday February 2, 2007 at 10:15 am for a new life in heagen.  He died peacefully at Chesterfield General Hospital surrounded by his loving family after fighting a year long courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Lee was born in Chesterfield, SC on March 7, 1936 and was a son of the late Perdie Ellison and Della Ann Lee.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Anna Mae Gagne, Bertie Stevens, Lillian Teal, Hubert Tyson Lee, and John Robert Lee.  He was a retired millwright mechanic with Stanley Tools with 26 years of service and was also a retired Summary Court Judge with 20 years of service.

Rudolph was an active member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, treasurer, chair-man of deacons, and on numerous other church committees through the years.

He was a charter member and past president of the BWZ Men’s Brotherhood which began in 1982.  His specialty was cooking his “special” stake and grits when he hosted the men’s meeting.

He was a mason and a member of Cheraw Masonic Lodge 15 since June of 1958, and was a faithful Brother, serving as Master of the Lodge five different times and always working hard to accomplish the many things needed of the lodge.

Mr. Lee was a member of the Cheraw Chapter of The Gideons International and enjoyed helping to distribute God’s Holy Word.

Rudolph truly became a servant of the people of Chesterfield County in March 1985 when he was appointed and sworn in as a Magistrate, and served faithfully until his retirement on November 20, 2006. He was a true people person who enjoyed helping those in need.

He was an avid gardner, and “his tractor was his stress relief.” It gave him great pleasure to share the bounty of his garden with others.

Rudolph’s treasures on earth were his Lord, his family, and his Church. He was a true man of JOY, “Jesus first, others second, yourself third,” and a man of faith whose legacy of love for family and fellow man will endure forever. He will be greatly missed, but we have many wonderful memories of him to sustain us during the days ahead.

Surviving to cherish his memory is the love of his life and soul-mate of 49 years, his loving wife LouRoue Sutton Lee of the home; one son, Richard R. “Ricky” Lee, Jr. and his wife Pam; one daughter, Carol Lee Hall and her husband Ronnie all of Cheraw, SC; 4 grand children; Trey and Courtney Lee, William Skipper, and Rodney Hall and wife Wendy; three great-grand-children Madeline, Samuel, and Chandler Lee Hall; special grandson of choice John Spencer Vaughn, Jr., and wife Jennifer and children Addison and

Colin Vaughn; and great nephew and niece Bobby and Nicole Lee who knew him as “PaPa”.

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm, Monday, February 5, 2007 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

A Masonic Service will be held 5:30 pm, Sunday, February 4, 2007 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel and is open to anyone who would like to attend. Visitation will follow from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Westfield Creek Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, SC 29520 or the Cheraw Masonic Lodge 15, c/o Billy Wicker, 100 State Road, Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertizer, Thursday, February 8, 2007.

 

Pauline Griggs

CHERAW – Pauline Griggs, 80, died January 18, (date), 2007.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Faith Fellowship Church of Wallace.  Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Darlington, Mrs. Griggs was a daughter of the late James and Daisy Odom Horn, and was the widow of the Rev. Wallace Griggs.  She was a charter member of Faith Fellowship Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Shirley Roberts of Florence, Frances Loflin of Marshville, N.C., Marie Shaw and Sara Roscoe of Cheraw; four sons, Lemuel Griggs of Summerville, William Griggs of Lake City, Tommy Griggs of Corsicana, Texas, and James Griggs of Cheraw; a sister, Ala Mae Hewitt of Darlington; 27 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle and Chesterfield Advertizer, Thursday, February 8, 2007.

 

Annie Mae Mack

CHESTERFIELD – Annie Mae Mack, 98, died Jan. 7, 2007.

She was born April 1, 1908, a daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie Powe Mack. She worked for many years as a seamstress and Home Care Taker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Grady.; two sons, John H. Grady and Westley L. Grady.

Surviving are three children, Marie C. Robinson of Hempstead, NY, Alexander C. Mack of Cheraw, and Maggie Grady of Amityville, NY; sox grandchildren, Teloria Ratchford (Willie) of Yonkers, NY, John Grady of New York; Westley L. Grady of Rockledge, FL, Kimeshea Moore (Antione) of Amityville, NY, Keli Sands of Huntington Station, NY and Regan Elliot of Hempstead, NY; 18 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Julia Deberry and Ruth McCall both of Cheraw; extended children, Millie Barton, Diane Clinkscales, Boyd “Pete” Elliot, Olivia “Pat” General, William “Tiny” Gibson, Kimberly Johnson, Patricia Miles, Leroy Myers, and Lynn Newman. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & The Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, February 15, 2007.

 

Lorraine Denise Hancock Gee

CHERAW -  Lorraine Denise Hancock Gee, 44, died Feb. 3, 2007.

The funeral was at 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Flemming Funeral Chapel. The Rev. T.J. Funderburk officiated. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw.

Mrs. Gee was born Sept. 9, 1962, a daughter of Mardessie Robinson Han-cock and the late McKinley Hancock.

She attended the Chesterfield County Public School system and graduated from Cheraw High School.

Surviving are two sons, Brandon Hancock of Petersburg, VA and Kevin Gee of Bennettsville; five grand-children, Davion Hancock of Cheraw, Aquarius Hancock of Hamlet, Pha’Rell Hancock of Columbus, OH, Kelis Gee and Heleath Gee both of Bennettsville; maternal mother, Ruby Lloyd of Cheraw; a brother, Maurice (Jacquelyn) Lloyd of Cheraw; an aunt, Charlie H. Board of Queens, NY: an uncle, Duese (Maddie) Hancock of Greensboro; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & The Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, February 15, 2007.

 

Donald Edward “Bo Bo” Eddins

MORVEN, N.C. – Donald Edward “Bo Bo” Eddins. 56. died Feb. 6, 2007.

Graveside Services were held at 3 p.m. Feb. 8, at Anson Memorial Park. The Rev. Doug Anderson and The Rev. Bob Herron officiated. The family greeted friends after the services.

He was born may 18, 1950, a son of the late Edward Clem “E.C.” Eddins and Sudie Elizabeth Wallace Eddins and had worked at the McLaurin Center in Hamlet.

Surviving are his step-father, Frankie; brothers and sisters, Anna Hancock of Ruby, Jean Davis and Jerry Eddins both of Morven and his step-sisters, Cheryl Adams of Morven and Bonnie Polson of Chesterfield and other relatives and friends.

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & The Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, February 15, 2007.

 

Pauline Horn Griggs

CHERAW – Pauline H. Griggs died January 18, 2007 where she resided at Chesterfield Convalescent Center in Cheraw.

Mrs. Griggs was born in Darlington, the daughter of the late James (Jim) and Daisy Odom Horn. She was the widow of Rev. Wallace Griggs.

Mrs. Griggs spent most of her life as a homemaker and raising her eight children along with two nephews and a niece.  She loved cooking, sewing and flow gardening and passed this on to her children.

Visitation was on Friday, January 19 at  Norton Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 20 at Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace, SC, where Mrs. Griggs was a charter member. Pastor Richard Rainwater (Faith Fellowship Church) and Pastor Doug Anderson (Westfield Creek Baptist Church) officiated. Burial following at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are her four daughters Shirley G. (Earl) Roberts of Florence, Frances G. (the late Donnie) Foflin of Marshville, NC, Marie (Charles) Roscoe of Cheraw. Four sons Lemuel (Betty) Griggs of Summerville, SC, Tommy (Sherry) Griggs of Corsicana, TX, William (Janice) Griggs of Salt Lake City, James (Sammie) Griggs of Cheraw and one sister, Ala Mae Hewitt of Darlington.  She leaves 27 grand-children, 53 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & The Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, February 15, 2007.

 

Maggie Lee Polk McLain

PATRICK – Maggie Lee Polk McLain, age, 72, died Sunday, February 11, 2007. Visitation was held on Monday February 12, 2007, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC. The funeral was at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Patrick Baptist Church. Burial was held in Patrick Cemetery.

Mrs. McLain was born in Patrick, SC a daughter of the late Charlie Robert Polk, Sr. and Bertice Ingram Polk.  She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and was a retired employee of INA USA. Mrs. McLain was a member of Patrick Baptist Church and Patrick WOW Lodge 1102.  Maggie Lee was Preceded in death by a sister, Emma Jean McLain.

Surviving is her husband Glenn Michael McLain of the home, her son Robert Michael McLain of Patrick, SC, her daughter Theresa (Frankie) Joyner of Patrick, SC, her grandchildren, Franklin “J.R.” (Kellie) Joyner, Jr. of Cheraw and Shannon (Kyle) Stewart of West Columbia, SC, her two brothers Charlie R “Monk” Polk, Jr. and James William “Bo” Polk, both of Patrick, SC, her sister Louise P. Rhyne of Patrick, SC and her special dog “Toot.”

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the McLain Family. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & The Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, February 15, 2007.

 

Madeline Wilkins McDonald

PATRICK – Madeline Wilkins McDonald, 85, died February 3, 2007. The funeral was at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Johnny McLendon officiated.

Mrs. McDonald, daughter of the late Dollie Funderburk and M. Lewis Wilkins was born on November 18, 1921 in Chesterfield County, SC.

Mrs. McDonald was married to the late Thomas McDonald, Sr.

Preceding her in death included her husband, one son Tyrone McDonald, and two grandchildren: Fred “Duke” Hooks and Vernita “Dee” McDonald, and her seven brothers and sisters.

Left to cherish her precious memories are: one daughter, Louester McDonald of Cheraw, SC; four sons: Thomas Mc-Donald Jr. (Bernitha) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Leroy McDonald (Florence) and James “Red” McDonald, both of Cheraw, SC and Glenn McDonald of Bennettsville, SC and Gwen Hooks of Wallace, SC; fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grand-children and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Service entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & The Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, February 15, 2007.

 

Rosena Gordon

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Rosena Gordon, 62, died February 3, 2007. The funeral was at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Mt. Mary Baptist Church. The Rev. James Rand officiated.

Mrs. Gordon, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas McGuinn and Rosa J. Mitchell McGuinn was born July 2, 1944 in Chesterfield County, SC.

Her precious memory is cherished by her husband, Mr. James P. Gordon of Chesterfield, SC; three children: Everette B. Gordon (Patricia) of Chesterfield, SC, Katrina M. Gordon (Emanuel) of Cherew, SC, and one daughter who preceded her in death (Baby Girl Gordon); five grand-children: Kanesha K. Davis of Chesterfield, SC; four brothers: James Thomas McGuinn (Beverly) of Forest, Mississippi, preceded in death by Leonard McGuinn, William P. McGuinn and Lonnie K. McGuinn; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Jannie Lee (Howard) of Westbury, NY, Sallie Peterson, Frances Ellison, Teresa Burns, Barbara Jean Brower and Johnny Gordon (Willie Mae) all of Cheraw, SC, Mill Mobley (Benny) of Lancaster, SC and Gloria Dean Brody (Willie) of Bennettsville, SC, Rowena McGuinn and Jennie Campbell; aunts and uncles: Jet Brailey of Hartsville, SC, Mildred McGuinn of Florence, SC, Lannie Watts of Cheraw, SC, many loving nieces and nephews, loved cousins and special friends.

Services entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapter. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & The Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, February 15, 2007.

 

Omega Miles Grooms

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Omega Miles Grooms, 71, died Monday February 12, 2007. Visitations were yesterday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The funeral is today at 4:00 p.m. at New Life For Jesus Center in Jefferson.

 

Mrs. Grooms was born in Chesterfield County, SC. She was the daughter of the late John and Lucy Boone Melton. She was a retired employee of Culp Industries.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joe, James, Emsley and Manuel Melton; sister Kathleen Gregory; and her two sons, Rev. Jimmy Miles and Edward Miles.

 

Mrs. Grooms is survived by her husband William E. Grooms of the home, her son Timmy Miles of Jefferson, SC., her two daughters: Barbara M. (Freddie) Tarlton and Elaine M. (Warren) Johnson, all of Jefferson, SC, her three brothers: Harry Melton of Jefferson, SC, Chester and Harlan Melton, both of Cheraw, SC., two sisters: Peggy Miles of Jefferson, SC and Daisy Lowery of Pageland, SC., and she is also preceded by 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & The Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thurs-day, February 15, 2007.

 

Hampton Winford Dupree

CHERAW – Hampton Winford Dupree, 85, died Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at Chesterfield General Hospital in Cheraw, following a brief hospital-ization.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 30 at the George Waldo Long Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cheraw. Burial followed in the Ideal Cemetery in Bennettsville.

 

Son of the late Sallie Dupree, he was born in Marlboro County, South Carolina on September 6, 1921.

 

His professional training was received at St. John’s University and Pace College. Most of his work experience was as an auditor. For many years, Dupree was employed by the National Council of the YMCA in New York City. He also worked administering programs with War Prisoner’s Aid. From 1975 to 1992 he owned and operated the Hampton House restaurant on Second Street.

 

He is survived by two sisters; Mary D. Talley of Bennettsville, South Carolina and Bernice D. Small of New York, New York; one brother, Silas (Elena) Dupree of Brooklyn, New York; two grandnieces, Cynthia Turner and Claudia Washington; two grand-nephews, Levi (Lucia) Byrd and Wilson Byrd, Jr.; many cousins, special caregivers and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & The Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, February 15, 2007.

 

Stanley Widejko Jr.

CHERAW - Mr. Stanley Widejko, Jr., age 58, died Sunday, February 18, 2007 at his home.

 

Visitations were from 6:00-8:oo pm Tuesday February 20, 2007, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield. The funeral service was held at 11: am Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Mr. Widejko was born in Jersey City, NJ a son of the late Stanley Widejko, Sr. and Ivy Burch Widejko. He was a retired employee of Weller, a division of Cooper Industries, with 25 years of service.  Mr. Widejko was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, where he served as Sergent of the K-9 44th Infantry Platoon and earned the Bronz Star and Purple Heart. Stanly was a beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include include his wife of 36 years Anne G. Widejko of the home; 2 daughters: Susan Elizabeth Widejko Edens and her husband Thomas Phillip Edens of Chinquapin, NC and Dr. Cheryl Ivy Widejko and her Fiance Dr. Eron Aldridge of Lexington, KY. A special grandson: Grant Phillip Edens of Chinquapin, NC; 1 brother: Richard Widejko and his wife Sandra of Bennettsville, SC; 2 sisters: Debra W. Hayes and her husband Kevin of Jersey City, NJ and Karen W. Nesbitt and her husband Charles of Chesterfield, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Shiloh United Methodist Church Choir Fund, c/o Shirley Douglas 897 Burch Rd. Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.S. served the Widejok Family. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Edith Elizabeth Chapman

MYRTLE BEACH – Edith Elizabeth Chapman, age 79, died Saturday, February 17, 2007, at Conway Medical Center following an illness.

 

Born July 26, 1927 in Conway a daughter of the late Orsa Hayden and Louisa Speer Bashor. She was pre-deceased by her husband, James Chapman; brother: Estel Bashor; and sister: Velma Padgett.

 

Surviving are 4 sons: Gary Chapman and wife, Rachel of Wallace, SC; Jimmie Chapman and wife, Lisa of Socastee, billy Chapman and wife, Cortney of Conway; 3 daughter: Judy Jones and husband Tommie of Conway; Zena Fowler and Joyce Robertson and husband, Charley all of Socastee; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother; Edsel Bashor of Murrells Inlet.

 

Funeral Services were held 2:00 pm Tuesday from Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. Burial followed in Belin United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

The family received friends from 6-8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be made to the Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 10th Ave. Ext., Myrtle Beach SC 29578. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Charlie (Lee Thomas) Lindsey

CHESTERFIELD – Charlie Lindsey, died on Monday, January 29, 2007. Charlie (Lee Thomas) Lindsey, the son of Neomia Little Lindsey and the late Rufus L. Lindsey, was born September 19, 1951 in Chesterfield County, SC. Charlie confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and fellowshipped with various churches. He attended public schools in Chesterfield County, SC, and was employed with Carolina Packing, Cheraw Dye and Finishing, Chesterfield General Hospital, and JP Stevens all in Cheraw SC, The Winery in Jefferson SC, and Glen manu-facture, of Morven, NC. Charlie later moved to Charlotte, NC where he worked with the city of Charlotte Water Waste Dept. He was also a certified Chef and possessed a passion for grilling. Charlie had an exceptional sense of humor. Once you meet him you would never forget him. Charlie also had the ability to see a person’s strengths and weaknesses.

 

During the last few months of his life Charlie said “I’ve gotten my business straight and I’m waiting on the Lord.” Charlie was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

 

He leaves to cherish loving memories: two daughters Crystal Wingate and Trina Douglas both of Cheraw, SC; Four sons, Charles Jr. (Taneisha) Lindsey, Brandon Travis Lindsey, Jonathan Jermaine Lindsey and their mother Brenda Lindsey McAllister all of Charlotte, NC, Trey Shaun Lindsey of Cheraw, SC; seven grandchildren, four brothers, Larry (Vivian) Lindsey of Florence, SC, Johnnie Lindsey of Denver, NC, Tallye Lindsey of Charlotte, NC, and Michael (Shante) Lindsey of Chesterfield, SC; six sisters, Patsy Cobb of Columbia, SC, Gloria (Gary) Johnson of Chesterfield, SC, Martha Reddick of Chesterfield, SC, Gertrude (John) Covington of Clio, SC, Vanessa Marsh of Chesterfield, SC, and Denise (David) Pegues of Cheraw, SC, two great aunts Blanch Flemming and Martha Deviant, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

 

His father Rufus L Lindsey and two sisters, Lenore Hannah, Pearlie Mae Lidnssey preceded him in death. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Doris M. Clark

WALLACE – Doris M. Clark, 72, died Saturday, February 17, 2007 in Cheraw, SC. The funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, February 19, 2007 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Wallace, SC. The burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Mrs. Clark was born in Wallace, SC she was a daughter of the late Olin Wesley and Lena Bell Quick Driggers.  She was the widow of Murray Clark. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also a son Louie Clark, a daughter Daine Outlaw, and a sister, Elsie Hewitt.

 

Surviving are a son, Ronnie M. Clark of Wallace, SC, daughters, Gail (Jerry) Oliver of Bennettsville, SC, and Barbara (Mark) Walls of Cheraw, SC, 8 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Louie Ronald “Ronnie” Fincher

Darlington – Louie Ronald “Ronnie” Fincher, 59, of Darlington died Friday, February 16, 2007, A memorial service was held on Monday, February 19, 2007 at 4 pm in the First Church of God conducted by Pastor Norman Mitchell and directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Fincher was born in Chesterfield County and was the son of the late Louis Vernon and Doris Hicholson Fincher.  He was a member of the First Church of God where he was very active in the youth ministries, Ronnie also coached church softball and particicipated in the SCAP Football League. Other interests included fishing and golfing, and he was a Club Champion two consecutive years at Tifton Golf Club. Ronnie was the official representative for Santa Clause making sure Santa appeared at local hospitals, nursing homes, and elementary schools.

 

Survivors include his wife, Linda Hoyle Fincher, of the home; two sons, Christopher W. (Rosemary) Hall of Hartsville and Louie Ronald “Ron” Fincher, Jr. of Darlington; a daughter, Felisia (Paul Larrimore, Sr. of Darlington; a brother, Billy Ray Fincher of Chesterfield; and two sisters, Betty Oliver and Sheila Wright, both of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, David Seith Larrimore, Jessica Leigh Larrimore, Paul David Larrimore, Jr., Wendy Lyn Hall, Sydney Nicole Fincher and Amy Joanne Fincher.

 

Memorials can be made to the First Church of God Youth Ministries, 620 N. Main Street, Darlington, SC 29532.

 

The family received friends at the Fincher Home, 427 N. Main Street, Darlington. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Galena Rogers Gainey

CERAW – Galena Rogers Gainey went to be with the lord and savior on January 28, 2007. Funeral services were held at Macedonia Baptist Church on Saturday. February 3, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Artomus Woods officiating.

 

Galena was born on September 28, 1924 in Chesterfield County. Galena was preceded in death by her hus-band, Randolph Gainey, her parents, Jessie Rogers and Martha Jane Smith, one sister, Lizzie Etta Sellers, and a precious two-year –old granddaughter, Roniqua Burns.

 

Galena had been in declining health for several years and her only daughter, daisy Gainey and Granddaughter Whitney Gainey had devotedly cared for her during this time.

 

Mrs. Gainey is also survived by one son, Ronnie Burns and a third granddaughter, Shawn Alston and a large and loving extended fanily.

 

Mrs. Gainey retired after 17 years of work at Chesterfield County Hospital, and continued to spend the remainder of her life helping others.

 

Mrs. Gainey had been of Macedonia Baptist Church. She loved and served the Lord daily. 

 

Macedonia Baptist Church honored her memory with a special service on February 18, 2007. She had served there as an usher and also with the willing workers choir.

 

Arrangements were in the care of Grooms Funeral Home in Cheraw, SC. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Billy Theron “Bate” Gibson

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Billy Theron “Bate” Gibson, age 69, died Sunday, February 18, 2007. Visitations were from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Gibson was born in Chesterfield, SC a son of the late John C. “Lummie” and Bertha Cleo Kirkley Gibson. He was a retired textile employee and taxi driver. Bate was preceded in death by two brothers, J. Harold Gibson and Ronnie Gibson, and by three sisters, Genora Faile, Brenda Gibson and Clara Gibson.

 

Survivors include a very, very close friend and niece: Carol Ann Curtis of chesterfield. Three brothers: James W. (Sarah) Gibson of Kannapolis, NC, Robert L. (Lib) Gibson of Spartanburg, SC, and John “Jimmy” (Bonnie Jean) Gibson of Chesterfield, SC. Four sisters: Bobbie (Bobby Jule) Gulledge of Concord, NC, Betty (Billy) Sellers of Cheraw, SC and Jean G. Rhynes of Ruby, SC and Gail (Tom) Cassidy of Chesterfield, SC. Also a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the Gibson family. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Lawson Paul Nolan

SOCIETY HILL – Mr. Lawson Paul Nolan, 74, died February 18, 2007.

 

Funeral services were held at 3 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, directed by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington.  Interment follow-ed in Nolan Cemetery on Society Hill. 

 

The family received friends at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm Monday, February 19, 2007 and at all other times at the residence.

 

Mr. Nolan was born in Marlboro County, a son of the late Lonnie and Glennie Leviner Nolan. He attended Welch Neck Baptist Church and was a member of the Hartsville Moose Lodge. Mr. Nolan served his country for eight years in the United State Navy.

 

Surviving are his wife, Jane Carrigan Nolan of Society Hill; his son, William P. (Deborah) Nolan of Society Hill; one daughter, Carolyn Hargrove, of Wall-ace; two brothers, Julian (Peggy) Nolan of Society Hill, and Jasper (Janet) Nolan of Bath, NC; grandchildren, Angela (Stephan) Putnam, and Paula Nola; and Acie Hargrove and Josh English; and one great grandchild, Katherine Ann Putnam.

 

Memorials can be made to Welch Neck Baptist Church Building Fund, 112 Church St., Society Hill, SC 29593 or a charity of your choice. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Jennie Mae Scott Short

WALLACE – Jennie Mae Scott Short, died February 10, 2007 at Chesterfield General Hospital. Jennie Short was born on February 1, 1921 in Marlboro County, SC and was the daughter of the late Tony Scott and Emmaline Brown Scott.

 

Very young in life she accepted Christ and Joined Bethel United Methodist Church where she remained a faithful member until her illness. She was the mother of the church.

 

She was married to the late Nathaniel Short and to this union eight children were born.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories, three daughters: Mary Esther Cole (Walter) of Cheraw, SC, Jeanette Coachman of Brooklyn, NY, Wanda L. Short, of Groton, CT; three sons: Nathaniel (Jeanette) Short, Jr., Robert Earl (Lizzie) Short, Sr. both of Wallace, SC and Ernest (Juanita) Short of Cheraw, SC; sister Etta L. Gadson of Bronx, NY, a brother, Thomas Scott of Brooklyn, NY, a special cousin, Reba Gingham, who was like a daughter to her, twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Donald Edward “Bo Bo” Eddins

MORVIN, NC – Donald Edward “Bo Bo” Eddins, 56, died Feb. 6, 2007.

 

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Feb. 8, at Anson Memorial Park. The Rev. Doug Anderson and The Rev. Bob Herron officiated. The family agreeted friends after services.

 

He was born may 18, 1950, a son of the late Edward Clem “E.C.” Eddins and Sudie Elizabeth Wallace Eddins and had worked at the McLaurin Center in Hamlet.

 

Surviving are his mother, Dot Eddins Brock and husband Frankie of the home: brothers and sisters, Anna Hancock of Ruby, Jean Davis and Jerry Eddins both of Laurinburg, NC, Jack Eddins and Linda Dean both of Morven and his step-sisters, Cheryl Adams of Morven and Bonnie Polson of Chester-field and other relatives and friends.

 

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Billy Carson Wallace

JEFFERSON – Mr. Billy Carson Wallace, age 50, died Monday, February 19, 2007. Visitation was from 6-8 pm, yesterday, February 21, 2007 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Home in Chesterfield. The funeral service is today at 2:00 PM at White Plains Baptist Church. The burial will follow after the service at Jefferson Cemetery.

 

Mr. Wallace was born in Cheraw, SC a son of Reva Gibson Berger and the late Wilson Wallace. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and had received several degrees in various fields. Billy was presently employed with Martin Marietta Materials, and was a former member of the SC National Guard and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Billy was a member of the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge # 178.

 

Survivors of Mr. Wallace include his wife Joan Kay Jordan Wallace of the home, two sons: Anthony (Angel) Wallace of Kershaw, SC and Gregory Wallace of Chesterfield, SC; one daughter: angela (Brian) Rogers of Jefferson, SC; his mother: Reva Gibson Berger of Chesterfield, SC; one brother: David Wallace of Monroe, NC, and one sister: Shelia Newson of Chesterfield, SC. Also are seven grand-children: Ashla, Gevin, Brittany, Kimberly, Timothy, Nicholas, and Rebecca.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Wallace Family. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, February 22, 2007.

 

Sara Jenkins Hilton Smith

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Sara Jenkins Hilton Smith, age 97, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007.

 

The funeral was at 11:oo a.m. Feb. 22, at Chesterfield Baptist Church, Burial was held at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

The family received friends 10-11 a.m., prior services.

 

Mrs. Smith was born May 4, 1909, to the late William Columbus and Barbara Funderburk Jenkins. She was a resident of Charlotte for 27 years prior to marring the late Francis Marion Smith and moving to Chesterfield, SC, where she lived for 44 years, and was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. She moved to Pineville, NC in September 2006.

 

Surviving is a daughter, Maary H. Hoagland (Jim) of Charlotte, NC; a son Richard D. Hilton (Gaye) of Murrells Inlet; grandchildren, J. David Hoagland (Jane) of Charlotte, NC, Beth Hoagland of Greensboro, NC, Laura H. Culler (Will) of Chapin, Richard D. Hilton (Leigh) of Columbia: great-grandchildren, Taylor, Zachary, Michael and Alyssa Hoagland of Charlotte, NC, Coleman and Luke Hilton of Columbia, and Jackson Culler of Chapin; step-grandchildren, Garry and Terri Newby of Walnut Cove, NC: step-great-grandson, Trinity: sisters, Kathleen J. McAuley of Kings Mountain, NC and Rachel J. Lee of Monroe, NC.

 

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Chester-field Baptist Church, 207 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of donor’s choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the Smith Family. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 1, 2007.

 

Thurmond Bittle

Chesterfield – Mr. Thurman Bittle, 65, died Feb. 10, 2007.

 

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Feb 14, at Flemming Funeral Home. Burial was held in St. James AME Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Bittle was born June 2, 1941, a son of the late Eugene “Bullie” and Allie Lee Bittle.

 

He joined Davidson Grove Baptist Church at an early age and served on the trustee board. And was educated in Chesterfield County public school system.

 

Thurmond retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He served two tours during the Vietnam War and received the Air Force Commendation Medal for his meritorious service Oct. 8, 1966 to Sept. 13, 1967.

 

Upon retirement, he received the Disabled American Veteran Citation of Appreciation for his service at the Dorn Veteran Hospital in Columbia, SC.

 

He was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Bittle; two brothers, Lester Bittle and Burise Bittle and a step-daughter, Carolyn Miller-Kempton.

 

Surviving is his wife, Mary Rose Bittle of Chesterfield; a daughter, Dana Messinberg of Charlotte, NC; a son Demetrius (Cheryl) Bittle of Willingboro, NJ; sox stepdaughters, Lonnette (Freddie) Cox of Brooklyn, NY, Patricia Miller of Huntersville, NC, Mary (Samuel) Barringer of Charlotte, NC, Sadie Denise Miller of Chesterfield, Earlene Miller of Concord, NC and Charlene Miller of Lansing, MI; four step-sons, Lonnie Miller of Cheraw, Eldred (Annette) Miller of Huntersville, NC, Larry Miller of Charlotte, NC and Dennis Bernard (Cassandra) Miller of Fort Mill; three sisters, Brenda Bittle Kennedy of Charlotte, NC, Doris Cummings of Columbia and Sandra (JC) McQueen of Fayetteville, NC; four brothers, Ralph (Ella) Bittle and Burnice (Margie) Bittle both of Charlotte, NC, David Bittle and Kenneth (Camalah) Bittle both of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends. Flemming Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 1, 2007.

 

Ivory “Bubba” Moore, Jr.

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Mr. Ivory “Bubba” Moore, Jr. 76, died Feb. 18, 2007.

 

The funeral was at 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at White Creek Baptist Church, Wallace. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Mr. Moore was born April 21, 1930, to the late Ivory Sr. and Florence Jackson Moore.

 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ella Mae Howard.

 

Surviving is five children, Mary Ruth Arnold of Chesterfield, Ivory Edward Moore of Greensboro, NC and Barbara Baker of Bennettsville; seven grand-children; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Julia Little and Florence Johnson of Wallace and Fannie Bell Rogers of Wallace and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 1, 2007.

 

Brianna Loreain Melton

COLUMBIA – Graveside services were held for infant Brianna Loreain Melton on Feb. 24. She was born Feb. 21, 2007.

 

She was the daughter of Ashley Marie Melton and Andrew Simons; the grand

-daughter of Earl and Loranda Melton of Columbia; the great-grand-daughter of Earl and Loranda Melton of Columbia; the great-grand-daughter of Robert and the Loreain Malloy and Willie Mae (Red) Melton of Cheraw.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 1, 2007.

 

Marie Cassidy

WILLINGBORO, N.J. – Marie (Drake) Cassidy, 82, died Feb. 18, 2007

 

The funeral was at 1 p.m. Feb. 23, at Baker Funeral Home, LTD., Philadelphia, PA.

 

Viewing was held noon to 1 p.m. before services

 

Mrs. Cassidy was born Feb. 19, 1914, to the late Walter and Ida Drake.

 

Marie received her spiritual education at an early age at the P.D. Baptist Church in Cheraw, where she also baptized.  She came to Philadelphia, PA in 1940 and continued her spiritual worshiping in several churches with her family.

 

She was educated in Cheraw School system. And was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad at 30th Street Station, Bayuk Cigar Company, U.S. Defense Department – Siginal Corps and the Provident National Bank, where she retired in 1980. Marie enjoyed cooking.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cassidy and two children, Howard and Myles Cassidy.

 

Surviving is a son, Wilbert Cassidy (Juanita) of Cheraw; a daughter, Evelyn Matthews (Lawrence) of Willingboro, NJ; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Ellison of New York, NY and Della Ford of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

 

Baker Funeral Home, LTD. Was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 1, 2007.

 

Gwendolyn Broadie Gainey

CHERAW – Mrs Gwendolyn Broadie Gainey, 53, died Feb. 15, 2007.

 

The funeral was at 3 p.m. Feb. 22, at Macedonia Baptist Church Cash Community, Cheraw.  The Rev. Jeffery Adams officiated the ceremony. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Gainey was born Sept 1, 1953, to the late Ben Joseph Broadie and Martha Ann Broadie.

 

She was employed over the last 20 years in the banking and financial institutions.  While in Cheraw, she worked for H&R Block and RBC Insurance Company. On May 14, 1997 she married Elijah Gainey and moved to Cheraw and later joined Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, Newark, NJ, where she served as clerk. Upon moving to Cheraw, she joined New Zion Baptist Church.

 

Surviving is her husband: a son Elijah Jr.; grandchildren, Amber and Dajia; mother, Martha Brodie of Newark, NJ; brothers, Ben (Debra) of Kennesaw, GA, John (Mattie) of South Orange, NJ, Michael (Anjel) of Newark, NJ; sisters, Willie Ann Soon and Loretta Broadie of Newark, NJ and other relatives and friends.

 

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 1, 2007.

 

Luther McLendon, Sr.

WADESBORO – Mr. Luther McLendon, Sr., 84, died Feb. 17, 2007.

 

The funeral was at 3 p.m. at Smith’s Memorial Chapel in Wadesbor, NC. The Rev. Robert Davis officiated. Burial was held in Henry Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Mr. McLendon was born Sept. 9, 1922, to the late Rev. Marshall and Fannie McLendon.

 

Luther attended the public schools of Anson County and was a member of Henry Grove Baptist Church.  He was ordained a Deacon on Dec. 2, 1973 under Rev. O. Murphy. He was employed with Seaboard Railroad, Bonsal Gravel and Sand, Anson County Schools and Wasonia Textile Planat.

 

Two sons, Henry Walter McLendon and Boyce Earl McLendon; and a daughter, Lou Anne McLendon; brothers, Marshall Mclendon, Earl McLendon and Jimmy Mclendon; a sister, Mae Watkins Preceded him in death.

 

Surviving is his wife of 66 years, Lelola Monta McLendon; seven daughters, Juanita Chambers, Rev. Bernice Bennett (Samuel), Bertha Bube (Richard) Maxine McLendon, Joyce A Mainor (Frankie), Sharon Ledbetter (Greg), Carolyn Spencer (Derrick); four sons, Rev. Luther McLendon, Jr. (Shirley), Rev. David L. McLendon (Tijuana), Rev. Johnnie F. McLendon (Barbara). Michael O’Neil McLendon (Marion); two brothers, Robert Mc-Lendon (Flonnie) and Henry Mc-Lendon; and other relatives and friends.

 

Smith’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 1, 2007.

 

Bernice Bruner Jones Fisher

CHERAW – Bernice Bruner Jones Fisher, age 90, died Feb. 21. 2007.

 

She was born to the late George H. and Margaret Hammond Burner. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Kinsey Mulloy Bible Class, The united Methodist Women and a charter member of the JOY Club. She was a former Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Fisher enjoyed making Chrismons for the Christmas tree in the church sanctuary.  She was a seamstress, known for quilting and especially her yo-yo quilts. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed being outside working in her yard. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and had many friends.

 

Surviving are her son, Thomas P. (Rick) Fisher, Jr., and his wife, Peggy Marie, of Cheraw; two daughters, Faye J. Watson, and her husband, Clyde, Sr., of Chesterfield, and Bonnie J. Cundiff, and her husband Ron, of Cheraw; one brother, Walter P. Bruner and his wife, Alieth, and Sister in Law Arie Bruner all of Heraw; grandchildren, Joye W. Cox and her husband, Rory; Clyde Watson, Jr. and his wife, Jayne; Nikki W. Greif and her husband, Steve; Cathy C. Edwards and her husband, Dean; Meg C. Redlin and her husband, Scott; Patrick Grace Fisher and Ina Turner Fisher. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Christina C. Piro, Kevin Cox, Sarah Ruth Watson, Laney Greif, Sarah Greif, Alyssa Edwards, Laural Edwards, and Dmitri Relin.

 

She was predeceased by her husband Thomas Barney Jones and Thomas Patrick Fisher, Sr. and brothers, Paul B. Bruner, John T. Bruner, John T Truner, and George H. Bruner.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 24, 2007, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will received friends Feb 23, 6-8 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home.

 

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Helping Hands Hospice, P. O. Box 474, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

 

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw is serving the family of Mrs. Fisher. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 1, 2007.

 

Linda B. Cave

Cheraw – Linda B. Bav, 63, died Feb. 18, 2007.

 

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. March 4 at Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw.

 

She was born in Rockfish, NC and moved here from Baltimore, MD, in 1995. She graduated magna cum laude from Rex School of Nursing in Raleigh, and worked in nurse staffing for UpJohn and Norrell Companies for many years.  Locally she worked as a real estate agent for Gulf-to-Bay Reality of Boca Grande and for Keller-Williams. She founded a business development program for women called Coastal Connections. She was a member of St. Albans Episcopal Church.

 

Survivors include her husband, Julian, two daughters, Dana (Jake) Albert of Charlotte, NC and Steffi (Brian) Edge of Roanoke, VA, a son, Walter (Miranda) Austin of Atlanta, GA, a sister, Barbara (Jimmy) Hill of Cheraw, SC, a foster brother, Pete (Pam) Baker of Cheraw, SC and five grandchildren.

 

In lieu of flowers; St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196,

Cheraw, SC 29520 or a Hospice of one’s choosing.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

Carl Wilson Frazier

PATRICK – Mr. Carl Wilson Frazier, age 78, died Feb. 28, 2007.

 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., March 3, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. March 2, at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Frazier was born a son of the late Carl and Mary Kivett Frazier. He was a retired employee of United Brass with 29 years of service. Mr. Frazier was a member  of Westfield Creek Baptist Church, and a former member of First Wesleyan Church for 40 years.

 

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Lilly Frazier of the home; a son, Rick Frazier of Summerville; two daughters: Cathy F. Luther of Star, NC and Terri Campbell of Patrick, SC; a brother, Hal Frazier of Cornelius, NC; three sisters: Marie Fogleman, and Dorothy Merritt both of Ashboro, NC and Kathlene Walker of Greensboro, NC; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

 

Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Frazier family. V Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

William “Bill” Charles Hebard, II

Cheraw, SC – William “Bill” Charles Hebard, II, 63, died feb. 22, 2007.

 

Born in East Chicago, Indiana he was the son of the late William John and Dorothy Josephine Doyle Hebard. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He had be a member of the Cheraw Lions Club where he served as an officer for many years. Hr. Hebard had volunteered and worked for the Cheraw Parks and Recreation Depart-ment both as a coach and as an umpire.  Surviving are his sisters, Mrs. John W. (Patricia) Burns of Covina, CA, Mrs. Robert A. (Dorothy E.) of Pewaukee, WI, and Mrs. Donald J. (Nora Lee) Tarney of Bethlehem, PA. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

Cora Davis Thomas

CHERAW – Mrs. Cora Davis Thomas, age 86, died March 3, 2007.

 

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., March 5, 2007 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Burial was held in Thomas Family Cemetery at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

 

Visitations is 6-8 p.m., March 4, 2007 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Thomas was born a daughter of the late John Robert and “Mamie” Hunt Davis. She was a retired employee of J. P. Stevens.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir, UMW, Ladies Bible Class, and the Senior Citizens. Cora was a loving mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother and a friend of all.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Pam T. Davis, Bonnie T. Chavis, and Jennie T. Smith and husband, Joseph Laund-reaux of Cheraw; a sister, Floras Bell Campbell; seven grandchildren; Darrell Davis, Allison Roscoe, Myron Chavis, Jane Hyatt, Eric Smith, Jennifer Weaver, and Marion Smith; 15 great-grandchildren, Kala, Lydia, Jordan, Lane, Mary-Kate, Kelly, Josh, Julie, Alyssa, Gracie, Moriah, Jesse, Mason, Noah, and Katie.

 

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church c/o Ruby Keith 305 Windsor Drive, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Thomas Family. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

Hugh L. “Junior” Taylor, Jr.

LANCASTER – Mr. Hugh L. “Junior” Taylor. Jr., 78, died March 1, 2007.

 

Funeral services were held aat 3 p.m. March 4, at Living Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson, officiated by his two sons, The Rev. Michael Taylor and The Rev. Doug Taylor. 

 

Burial was held in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lan-caster.

 

Mr. Taylor was born, a son of the late Hugh Leslie and Beulah Mae Usher Taylor. He was a retired employee of Wilson Gas and Oil with 42 years of

 

service. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Junior was a faithful charter member of Living Faith Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon, Treasurer, and Sunday School Superintendent. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, William Bruce Taylor and Thomas “Tommy” Lee Taylor.

 

Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Margaret Jo Arant Taylor of the home, two sons, Rev. Michael (Phyllis) Taylor of Rockwell, NC, Rev. Doug (Rhnae) Taylor of Lancaster, a daughter, Cathy (Ricky) Stogner of Lancaster, grand-children, Phillip Taylor of Statesville, NC, Michael Paul (Amanda) Taylor of Kannapolis, NC, Mandi Stogner of Lan-caster of Ballentyne, NC, Tim Taylor of Lancaster, Brent (Brooke) Taylor of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, three sisters, Janet Hinson of Lancaster, Etta Mae (Rev. Koger) Hunter of Kershaw, Clara (Jerry) Turner of Lancaster.

 

Memorials may be made to Living Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 457, Pageland, SC 29728 or Hospice Care of South Carolina, 412 N. White Street. Ste. A, Lancaster, SC 29720.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

Sarah Garner Lear

CHERAW – Mrs. Sarah Garner Lear, 61, died March 4, 2007.

 

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. March 6, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Burial was held in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. March 5, at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Lear was born a daughter of the late Boyd Lee and Amelia Brigman Garner. She was a homemaker.

 

Sarah was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Patterson and by two brothers, McArthur Garner and Leroy Garner.

 

Surviving is her husband, Fred Lear of the home: a son, Russell Gregg Hub-bard of Dillon; two grandsons, Russell Hubbard, Jr. and Carlton Hubbard of Dillon; and a brother, Rev. Tommy Lee Garner of High Point, NC.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, S.C. is serving the Lear Family. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

Ruth Johnson Smith

Chesterfield – Mrs. Ruth Johnson Smith, 92, died March 5, 2007.

 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 7, at Friendship United Methodist Church.

 

Burial was held in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was held 10-11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall, prior to the service.

 

Mrs. Smith was born a daughter of the late William Thomas and Charlotte Christine Rivers Johnson. She was a 1934 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a retired seamstress with Sacony. Mrs. Smith was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church.

 

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Noel Douglas Smith, her sister, Eva J. Parker and brothers, Willie, Charlie and Walter Johnson.

 

Surviving are sister-in-law, Margie S. Johnson of Charlotte, NC; and Brother-

in-law, Basil (Rusty) Smith of Roanoke Rapids, NC.

 

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, C/o Dawn Funderburk, 253 Griggs St., Chester-field, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

Evelyn Gregory

PATRICK – Evelyn Teal Gregory, 59, died March 5, 2007.

 

Funeral arrangements were held at 3 p.m. Feb. 28, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The Revs. Tommy Gaskins and Rick Henderson officiated. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

The family received friends March 6, 5-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home and afterwards at the residence.

 

Mrs. Gregory was born a daughter of the late Archie and Agnes Tolson Teal.  She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and was previously employed by Wal-Mart.  She enjoyed working with her grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Deloris Millisap and a grandson, Blake Gregory.

 

Surviving is her husband, Glenn Gregory; sons, Tony (Dolly) Gregory, Richard Gregory, Chris Gregory, all of Patrick; sisters, Gail Parker of McBee of McBee, Virginia Frye of Florence, Barbar Auman of Hartsville: brothers, Franklin Teal of Patrick, Darrell Teal of Martinsburg, WV; grandchildren, Tyler Gregory, Christian Gregory, Makayla Gregory, Nicholas Gregory.

 

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

Bobby Johnson

SOCIETY HILL – William “Bobby” Boyd Johnson, 68, died March 8, 2007.

 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. March 6, at Harris Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Milton Bradshaw officiated.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

The family received friends March 5, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Johnson was born a son of the late Boyd Leo and Hattie Freeman Johnson. He attended Harris Creek Baptist Church and was retired from the United States Air Force.

 

Surviving is his wife, Maxine Kelly Johnson of Society Hill; son, David (Wendie) Johnson of Wolfeboro, NH; sisters, Jean (Donald) Kimrey of Lyman, Catherine Williams of Sumter; brothers, James Johnson of Sumter, Kenneth (Mary) Johnson of Wallace, Abby and Kathy Johnson of Burlington, NC; grandchildren, Derek, Hannah, John, Kevin, and Jacob.

 

Brown-Pennington-Atkins was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

Jimmy Teal

WALLACE – Jimmy Teal, 61, died Feb. 25, 2007.

 

Funeral services was held at 3 p.m. Feb. 28, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Wallace. Burial was held in the church Cemetery.

 

Mr. Teal was born a son of Maybelle Wilkes Teal and the late Ben Teal. He was a member of the Wallace Fire Department and Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Wallace. He enjoyed Racing R/C cars and painting cars.

 

Surviving is his wife, Linda Jo Boan Teal; a son, Danny Teal; a daughter, Cindy Teal Walters, all of Wallace; a sister Linda Ammons of Cheraw: granddaughters, Krystal Teal, Tygerr Teal, Elaine Walters, Page Walters, Haylie Teal and a grandson, Jordan Zeigler.

 

Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 2516 Hickory Grove Church Road, Wallace, SC 29536. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

 

Sarah Louvenia  Ford Smith

CHERAW - Mrs. Sarah Louvenia Ford Smith, 77, died March 4, 2007.


The funeral was at 3 p.m. at Pee Dee Baptist Church, Cheraw. The Rev. Jerry Corbett officiated. Burial was held in Foudry Hill Cemetery.


Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 1, 1929, to the late Johnnie and Annie Robinson Ford. She attended the public schools in Chesterfield County and was a graduate of Coulter Memorial Academy. After attending Morris College briefly, she returned home. She was a supporter of education and her children. She accepted Christ at an early age an joined Pee Dee Baptist Church. She was also a former member of Pee DEE Union Choral Ensemble, Missionary Circle #3, the Julia Streater Club and the Whosoever Will Club. She worked many years for the Modern Cleaners before becoming one of the first Blacks hired at Sacony Mill. Her work continued in textile mill until she retired to care for her ailing husband, John Wesley Smith of 51 years, who preceded her in death.

 

Surviving are her daughters, Shelia Diane (Kirt) Jones of Seneca, Valarie Johnetta (Robert) Gregory of Taylors and Willie Mae (Greg) Bartor of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Zannie Ford of West Haven, Conn.; two sisters, Mary Telfair of Cheraw and Nora Lee Cooper of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren,,, Tanika, Tanesha and Toran Jones, Ashley Manley,, Michele and Jamal Gregory, Nosakhere Harris; seven great-grandchildren; a special grandson; and other relatives and friends.

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.

 

Donald Lee Hudley, Sr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mr. Donald Lee Hudley, Sr., 60, died March 1, 2007.


The funeral was at 11 a.m. March 10, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. officiated. Burial was held in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.


Visitation was held at 9 a.m. before services.

 

Mr. Hudley was born Dec. 14, 1946, to the late Cornelius and Margaret (Black) Hudley. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. The religious training he received in Sunday school, Baptist Training Union (BTU) and other activities helped prepare him for contributions to the church and community. As an adult he joined Metropolitan Baptist Church, where he was a member and was involved in many church activities, including a founding member of the IAMA Counseling Ministry.


Donald was educated in the District of Columbia Public School and graduated from Eastern High School in 1965 and attended Morris College in Sumter, earning a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Social Work. He continued his education at Howard University, where he received his Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW). While attending Howard University, he became a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and in 1993 became a "life" member.


Mr. Hudley fulfilled his career goal by attaining certification as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. His primary focus was on children with special needs. He also worked as a counselor for many institutions in the D.C. Metropolitan area and spent over 30 years working for D.C. Public Schools Division of Special Education serving at Hillcrest Children's Center. After retiring from DCPS in 1998, he launched his own business "Diagnostic Life Skills and Health Care Therapeutic Services".


In the late 1960's he married his first wife, Beverly Smith, to this union his only child was born, Donald Jr. In July 2006 he married his best friend, Cecelia Brady. He was an entrepreneur who owned various properties throughout the area. And was a sports enthusiast who loved tennis, boating, running and cycling (Team BSI). Donald was an avid skier, who was a member of the Black Ski Organization.


Surviving are his wife; son, Donald, Jr., (Deneer'); grandsons, Nicholas and Christopher; sisters, Yvonne H. Wilson (Richard), Elsie H. Smith, Geraldine H. King (James); aunts, Bernice B. Evans, Odessa B. Jackson, Queen Ester B. Tate, Essie Bell Blackwell and Wilie Bea Black; great-aunt, Bertha Scurry; step-daughter, Chante' Brady and other relatives and friends.


Fort Lincoln Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.

 

James Edward Quick

BENNETTSVILLE - Rev. James Edward Quick, 63, died March 2, 2007.

The funeral was at 4 p.m. at Berea Baptist Coonvention Center, Bennetts-ville. Pastor Epps officiated. Burial was held in Ideal Cemetery, Bennettsville.

Mr. Quick was born Jan. 15, 1944, to the late Mildred and Willard Quick. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Shiloh United Methodist Church. He started ministry in 1980 and was pastor to both Triumph Holiness Church of Bennettsville and St. Luke Holiness Church of Cheraw, over the course of 27 years. He worked for SoPakCo for 24 years until his health failed him. He also sung for 35 years with Melvin Teal and The Evening Airees.

His wife, Carrie B. Martin, preceded him in death in 1989.

Surviving are his wife, Carrie Quick; eight daughters, Peggy (Billy) Davis, Barbara Jean Johnakin, Felicia Moore and Christine Moore all of Bennetts-ville, Christine Covington of McColl, Betty Martin of Winston-Salem, NC, Sharon (Jimmy) Bennett of Cheraw and Chasity Prince of Shaw, OH; five sons, James (Monica) Quick, Jr. and Steve Moore of Bennettsville, Ronnie (Shelia) Martin and James (Carol) Martin of Laurinburg, NC and Curtis (Christy) Martin of San Diego, CA; a sister, Olena Mae (Paul) Dease of Bennettsville; three aunts, Thelma Bailey of Hamlet, NC, Mary Alice Miller of Gibson, NC and Hautense Quick of Benson, NC; 28 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Quick's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.


Frances Williamson Moore

CHERAW - Mrs. Frances Williamson Moore, 72, died March 8, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. March 10 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home, The Rev. Harold Baker and The Rev. Jerry Hatcher officiating.

Burial was held in Anson Memorial Park.

The family greeted friends an hour before the service.

Frances was born July 5, 1934, a daughter of the late Harvey Cleveland "H.C." and Ollie Elizabeth Deese Williamson.

She was retired from textiles and a member of the Cheraw Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband, Joe Thomas Moore; a son, Joe Thomas "Joey" Moore, II (Gwen) of New London and grandchildren, Justin Thomas Moore and Edward Byron Moore and her sisters, Gladys Ratliff and Annie Belle Gaddy of Wadesboro.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.

 

CPL Michael Deese

SUMMERVILLE - CPL. Michael Deese, 38, died March 9, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 13, at Faith Assembly of God, Summerville. Burial was held at 1 p.m. near Chesterfield. He will be buried next to his grandmother, Lydia Ethel Evans Adams "ESS".

Flowers or contributions may be made to: Dorchester County Sheriff's Office Memorial Fund, 212 Deming Way, Summerville, SC 29483.

Michael was born July 7, 1968. He was a graduate of Goose Creek High School and the College of Charleston. He was a Deputy Sheriff K-9 Officer with Dorchester County Sheriff's Department.

Surviving is his wife, Angie; children, Caley, Brittani and Avery; parents, Pat and Donald Smith, Harold and Maryann Deese and other relatives and friends.

James A. Dyal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.

 

Myrtle Lee Chambers Sellers

WADESBORO - Mrs. Myrtle Lee Chambers Sellers, 64, died March 5, 2007.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. March 10 at Galilee AME Zion Church, McFarlan.

Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Sellers was born Aug. 9, 1942, to the late Warniece Pegues Chambers and Dewitt Teal.

She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Galilee AME Zion Church, where she was a member until her health began to declinee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Junior "Bubba" Sellers.

Surviving are three sons, Cleveland Junior Sellers (Veronica) of Chester-field, James Thomas Sellers (Kimberly) of Cheraw and Wayne Dewitt Sellers (Beatrice) of Wadesboro, NC; four sisters,,, Lee Doris Richardson and Pearlie Little (Jolly) of Wadesboro, NC, Frances Teal of Morven,, NC and Ruby Lee Chambers of Chesterfield; five brothers, Howard Leroy Chambers (Mary), James Kenneth Chambers and Earnest Chambers (Wanda) all of Morven, NC, Walter Lee Chambers (Edna) of Cheraw and Jimmy Lee Chambers of Marshville; a grandchild, Stacy Demond Sellers; aunt, Lydia Mae Chambers of Chesterfield; 14 grandchildren; five great-granchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.


Marguerite C. Blackwell

PAGELAND - Mrs. Marguerite C. Blackwell, 80, died March 8, 2007.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. March 11, at Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Lan-caster. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Blackwell was born Oct. 8, 1926, a daughter of the late Jim and Omi Clark. She attended Chesterfield County Schools and later worked as a Nurse Assistant at Grigg's Memorial Center for many years. She was a member of Rocky Branch Baptist Church, where she held many auxiliaries.

Mrs. Blackwell was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Lee Blackwell; a son, Billy John; and a daughter, Margaret Faye.

Surviving are two sons, Aaron of Monroe, NC and John Thomas "Jackie" (Nelda) of Pageland; two daughters, Minnie Blackwell Miller (Roosevelt) of Pageland and Sherry Blackwell; a sister, Ozie C. Blakeney of Pageland; two brothers, Harold Lee Louallen of Charlotte, NC and James Louallen of Pageland; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.

 

Oda Rowena McLain Therrell

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Oda Rowena McLain Therrell, 87, died March 6, 2007.

The funeral was at 4 p.m. March 9, at Elwood Lane Freewill Baptist Church, Kannapolis, NC. The Rev. David Parrish officiated. Burial was held in Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis, NC.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. March 8, at Whitley's Funeral Home.

The body lied in state an hour prior to the service, at the church.

Mrs. Therrell was born Nov. 4, 1919, to the late Grafton Emberry McLain and Laura Polson McLain. She assisted her husband in ministry for many years and was a volunteer with Cooperative Christian Ministry for many years. And was retired from Cannon Mills Co., where she had spent most of her time in #4 Weave Room. Oda was a member of Elwood Lane Freewill Baptist Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lee Therell; a son, David Therell; a grandson, Clay Melton; a sister, Bertha Tyner and two brothers, Mack McLain and Woody McLain.

Surviving is a son, Tony Therell (Judy) of Kannapolis, NC; two daughters,

Hazel Beaver (Charles) and Sybil Raffaldt (David) all of Kannapolis, NC; a sister, Dora M. Dillard of Concord, NC; a brother, J.P. McLain of Patrick; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grand-children and 19 great-great-grand-children.

Whitley's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The

Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.


Barbar Thompson Treece

NORWOOD, N.C. - Mrs. Barbara Thompson Treece, 72, died March 8, 2007.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. March 10 at Freedom Holiness Church. The Rev. Bryan Burris officiated. Burial was held in Norview Gardens, Norwood, N.C.

There was a 30 minute brake before services.

Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. March 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Treece was born Jan. 23, 1935, to the late John Thompson and Agnes Godbold Thompson. She was a retired LPN from Stanly Memorial Hospital and was a member of Freedom Holiness Church.

Her brother, Tony Thompson and sister, Brenda Thompson, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Paul Treece; son, David Treece of Monroe, NC; daughters, Becky Treece of Richfield, NC and Donna Caudle of Norwood, NC; sisters, Sylvia Coley of Salisbury, NC and Helen Griggs of Cheraw; grandchildren, Jeremy Treece, Holly Caudle, Olivia Caudle,

April Caudle, Chrissy Treece, Cory Hrzczo and Justin Hraczo and other relatives and friends.Edwards Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.


Artie Long, Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Artie Long, 85, died Feb. 28, 2007.

The funeral was at 4 p.m. March 6, at Grooms Funeral Home. Pastor Lila M. David officiated. Burial was held in Florence National Cemetery.

Mr. Long was born Dec. 16, 1922, to the late Artie Long, Sr. and Rosa Shields Long. He attended the public schools in Cheraw.

He served in the Army in World War II. He was a member of the Saint's Temple Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn, NY. He later retired and moved back to Cheraw. He joined Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Wallace.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, and a step-daughter, Margaret Jackson.

Surviving is a sister, Edith McCoy of Delray Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; cousins, Lactus Gattison, Will L. McCall, Doretha Ganzy and Clara Shields and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 15, 2007.

 

Gladys Ingram Roberts

Cheraw - Mrs. Gladys Ingram Roberts age 81, died March 19, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. March 22 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Patrick Cemetery

 

Visitation was held 6ñ8 p.m. March 21, at the funeral home.


Mrs. Roberts was the daughter of the late James Harmon and Elizabeth Brown Ingram. She was a homemaker. Gladys was first married to the late John Henry Gainey and then to the late Charles Roberts.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, four brothers, Clayton Ingram, Fairy Miles Ingram, William “Bill” Ingram, and James Ingram, and by 2 sisters, Ruby Boone and Annie Jane Wilson.

Surviving are a son: James Robert “Sam” Gainey of Randleman, NC; a daughter, Janice L. Kiser of Cheraw; two brothers: James H. Ingram of Lilesville, NC and Johnny Ingram of Cheraw; a sister, Helen Geneva Ingram of Cheraw; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 22, 2007.

 

O.B. Myers

RUBY - Mr. O.B. Myers, 65, died March 11, 2007.


Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. March 17, at Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


Mr. Myers was born March 6, 1942, to the late L.B. and Coleatha Myers. He confessed Christ at an early age and joined Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member. He was on the Trustee Board and senior choir.


He worked 39 years for Orders Distributing Company of Charlotte, NC and two years for Transouth Company of Greensboro, NC prior to his retirement in February, 2007.

 

Mr. Myers was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Arlene Elaine Lisenby and his son O.B. Myers Jr.


Surviving are five daughter, Mershell Louise Myers of Charlotte, NC, Darlene Coleatha (William) Daviis of Ridgeway, Barbara Ann (Anthony) Gray, Arlette Myers, and Angela Redessa Myers, all of Charlotte, NC; seven sisters, Inezzie (Arthur) Rivers, Nancy Burch, Louise (Marion) Williams, Carolyn (Johnny)) Tyson, Daisie McMillian, Francie Jean (Andrew) McCoy and Redessay Myers; three brothers, Clerow (Peggy) Myers, Mayrow Myers, Jerry (Dorothy) Myers all of Charlotte; 13 grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Reidís Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 22, 2007.

 

Denese “Dee Dee” James Douglas

CHERAW - Denese ìDee Deeî James Douglas, 53, died March 7, 2007.


The funeral was at 3 p.m. March 12 at Macedonia Baptist Church.


Denese accepted Christ at an early age and joined Macedonia Baptist Church. She was a member of the Senior Usher Board, Missionary, Pastorís Aid Society and Junior Usher Board Advisor. She was also a member of the Mass Choir and Willing Workers Choir, where she served as secretary.


In 1974 Dee Dee married Ralph Douglas.

 

She was preceded in death by two uncles, Theodore James and Freddie Lee James and an aunt, Lula Mae Bostic.

 

Surviving is her husband of 32 years; two sons, Steven Douglas and Rodney Douglas both of Cheraw; two brothers, Jessie (Norma) James Jr. and Timothy A. (Lorraine) James; three sisters, Barbara (John Henry) Patterson, Linda (Thomas) Baskins and Pauline Griffin all of Cheraw; an aunt, Elvira Flemming; step-daughter, Marsha L. Williams of Columbia; and other relatives and friends.

Groomís Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 22, 2007.

 

Beatrice Rivers Turnage

MONCKS CORNER - Beatrice Rivers Turnage, 91, died March 22, 2007.

Funeral services were held March 25, at 2:00 pm at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Rosa White Rivers. She was a retired sales clerk.

Surviving are her sons, Jack R. Turnage and Wade Carroll Turnage, both of Charleston; daughters, Alice Ratliff of North Charleston and Victoria Piper of Moncks Corner; a brother, Bruce Rivers of Bennettsville; a sister, Madge Knutsen of Middleburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 29, 2007.

 

Evon "Eva" Small Cagle

CHERAW - Evon "Eva" Small Cagle, 73, died March 15, 2007.

A funeral was held at 3 p.m. March 18, at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw.

Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

She was a daughter of the late Hazel Small and Helen Kirby Mims. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Cagle and a daughter, Derby Cagle Hood.

Surviving are her children, Eunice (David) Parrish and Nadine (Glenn) Gulledge all of Cheraw, Ricky Hood of Fort Lawn; sisters, Pearl (Willard) Kelly, Gloria Bradshaw, Syvlia Blackman; brothers, Jimmy Small, Perry "Squeaky" (Barbara) Small all of Florence; grandchildren, Cindy (Chuck) Green, John Gulledge, Jamie Wallace all of Cheraw, Amy (Robert) Hood of Fort Mill, Lisa (Jimmy) Hood of McBee; great-grandchildren, Brittany Spears, Bradley Spears, Angela Wallace, Colby Wallace, all of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 29, 2007.

 

Annie Gillespie Sellers

CHERAW - Annie Gillespie Sellers, 84, died March 16, 2007.

Funeral services were held March 21, at Smithville AME Zion Church. Burial was held in Gillespie Family Cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late James Sr. and Roxie Ann Crump Gillespie, born March 30, 1922.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Columbus Sellers Sr.

Surviving is her son, Columbus Sellers, Jr. of Cheraw; grandchildren; four sisters, Frances Carter of Greenville, NC, Mae Belle Isaac of Cheraw, Dora Mae Floyd of Baltimore, MD and Roxie Ann Poe of Washington, D.C.; a brother, James (Elizabeth) Gillespie Jr. of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 29, 2007.

 

Sara Sutton Hancock

RUBY - Mrs. Sara Sutton Hancock age 79, died March 25, 2007.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Burial was held in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. March 26, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Hancock was born in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Charlie and Ida Moore Sutton. She was a caring and compassionate Nursing Assistant for many years with Chesterfield General Hospital. Mrs. Hancock was a faithful member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church, where she served as former Sunday school teacher, WMU president, and Training Union leader. Sara was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Franklin Hancock on October 26, 2006, and also by her brother, David Sutton.

Surviving is a son, Tony (Marvelle) Hancock of Cheraw; and granddaughter, Tracy Hancock of Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the Thompson Creek Baptist Church "Meals on Wheels"
c/o Sharon Sweatt 48 Herbie Lane, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 29, 2007.

 

James Alexander "Alex" Williford

CHERAW - Mr. James Alexander "Alex" Williford, 17, died March 22, 2007.

A Celebration of Life Funeral service was held at 3 p.m. March 25, at St. Luke United Methodist Church by Rev. Mike Smith.

The family received friends following the service in the church gymnasium.

Alex was born April 5, 1989, a son of Susan Crimminger Dixon. He was a senior at Cheraw High School and a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his step-father, Frank Dixon of Cheraw; a brother, Sam Williford of Cheraw; grandparents, Ray and Marlene Crimminger of Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, 1801 Williamette Street, Suite 200, Eugene, Oregon 97401 or to the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis, MN. 

Hartley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 29, 2007.

 

Marion Gordon, Jr.

FLORENCE - Marion Gordon, Jr., 56, died March 14, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. March 20, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Cheraw.

Marion was the son of Marion and Eunice Williams Gordon, born June 5, 1949. He grew up in Cheraw and attended Long High School. He was employed for many years as a painter and was known for his skills as a painter.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Brown.

Surviving are his children, Yatonka Watson of New York City and Adrian Gordon of Cheraw; four sisters, Diane (Dr. Lawrence) Hanks of Bloomington, IN, Shirley (Leon) Powell of Boston, Mass., Betty (Stephen Corbett) Williams of Hopkinton, Mass. And Patricia Gordon of Pennsylvania and a brother, Joseph Gordon of Charlotte, NC; five aunts, Bernice Bennett, Julia Boatwright, Dicey Harrington of Wallace, Mable Deberry of Hamlet, NC and Ethel Blackwell of Westbury, Long Island, NY and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 29, 2007.

 

William Baylor

CHERAW - Mr. William Baylor, 50, died March 19, 2007.

Funeral services were held March 23 in Foundry Hill Cemetery with Min. Barbara Brown officiating.

William was born Feb. 15, 1957, a son of Margaret Baylor. He attended Cheraw High School.

Surviving are four sisters, Margaret Baylor (Jeff McCaskill), Patricia Baylor (Shawn Byrd), Loretta Ford and Jacquline Rhymer; three brothers, Melvin Baylor, Anthony Baylor and Albert Baylor; aunts and uncles, Deecie Hancock, Albert J. Brown and Sandra Brown and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, March 29, 2007.

 

Sybil Barr Babecki

CHERAW – Sybil Barr Babecki, 61, died March 19, 2007.

A funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. March 24, in Southland Memorial Gardens, West Columbia, SC.

The family received friends at 2 p.m. March 23, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

She was the daughter of the late James R. and Bedie Hite Barr. She was a volunteer at the Saint David’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and collectables.

Surviving is her husband Julius Babecki of Cheraw; sons, David Babecki of Sylvia, NC, John Babecki of Cheraw; a daughter, Deborah Bowers of Chattanooga, TN; grand children, Kevin Babecki of Sylvia, NC, Payton Bowers of Chattanooga, TN; brothers, James Barr of Chapin, SC, Leon Barr of Wagner, Stanley Barr of High Point, NC, Paul Barr of Leesville, Andrew Barr of Clinton; sisters, Suzette Barr of Elgin, and Gwen Copacz of Leesville.

Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, PO Box 807, Cheraw, SC 29520 or American Kidney Fund, 6110 Exec Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

Kiser Funeral Home Was in charge of araangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Lelia Gibson Rollins

RUBY – Mrs. Lelia Gibson Rollins, 83, died March 20, 2007

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. March 23, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church Cemetery.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. March 22, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Rollins was born a daughter of the late D.F. “Doc” and Mary Eliza Davis Gibson. She was a former employee of Sacony Industries, and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Leila was an avid gardner, seamstress, and homemaker.

Mrs. Rollins was preceded in death by her husband, Everett A. Rollins; her six brothers, Thurman, Nelson, Duncan, Frank, Newsom, and Woodrow Gibson; and by her four sisters, Sarah Horne, Dora Brock, Leona Freeman, and Nancy Sink.

Surviving is a son, James Calvin (Bonnie) Rollins of Ruby, three daughters, Betty (Riley) Moss, and Emma (Bill) Lambert of Ruby, SC and Vivian (R0n) Moseley of Aiken; eight grandchildren, Patrick (Micha) Moss, Kip (Elizabeth) Moss of Chesterfield, James (Darlene) Rollins, Wade (Teresa) Lambert,  Matthew (Rhonda) Lambert, of Ruby, Shannon (Roger) Emfinger of Winnsboro, Louisiana; Mary Alice Lambert of Charlotte, NC; and Allen Moseley of Aiken; eight great-grandchildren, Declan, Blake, Malarie, Ava, Taylor, Bailey, Eden, and Lillian.

Memorials may be made to: Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Meals on Wheels” c/o Sharon Sweat 48 Herbie Lane, Chesterfield, SC or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Ethel Lee Bryant

SOCIETY HILL – Ethel Lee Bryant, 72, died March 18, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 20, at Welch Neck Baptist Church, Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bryant was born Dec. 7, 1934, a daughter of the late Liddi Polk. She was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church and the Ladies #3 Sunday school class and she enjoyed gardening.

Ethel was proceded in death by her brothers Jimmy Polk and Jackie Polk.

Surviving are her husband, William Harvey Bryant of Society Hill; sons, Carl Wayne Bryant of Cheraw, Hichael (Patsy) Bryant, of Society Hill, William Franklin “Tom”  (Brenda) Bryant of Wallace, Tony Harvey Bryant and Steve Bryant both of Hartsville and Ronald Jefferson “Jeff” (Amy) Bryant of Society Hill; a daughter, Bonnie (Henry) Griggs of Cheraw; a sister, Hazel (Daniel) Wilson: a brother Hammond Polk; nine grandchildren, Lisa Linton, Wayne Watford, Wesley Bryant, Crystal Bryant, Chad Bryant, Stephen Bryant, Sherry Pratt; two great-grandchildren, Shea Linton and Gavin Watford.

Memorals may be made to Welsh Baptist Church, 112 Church St., Society Hill, SC 29593 or The Alzheimer’s Foundation of American, 322 85h Ave. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Lula Mae Gandy King

Hartsville – Lula Mae Gandy King, 94, died March 31, 2007.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. April 1, in Magnoia Cemetery, The Rev. Dr. Kyle Henderson officiated.

Lula was born Sept. 13, 1912, a daughter of the late James Walter and Lula McIntosh Gandy.

She was preceded in death by her son Lacy W. King; sisters, Mary Ella Gandy Bennett, Henrietta Gandy Kelley, Doris Gandy McInvaille; brothers, James Gandy and Claude Gandy.

Surviving is granddaughter, Cathy King (Gary) Whitaker of Mt. Pleasant and other relatives and friends.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Jackie  Devon Blakeney

CHESTERFIELD – Jackie Devon Blakeney, 36, died March 28, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 2, at Piney Grove AME Zion Church, Mt. Croghan.

Jackie was born Sept. 20, 1970, a son of the late Betty J. Blakeney and June Blakeney, Sr.

He was educated in Chesterfield County public schools. During his high school years, he was a football and baseball player, who received numerous awards.

Mr. Blakeney was preceded in death by a brother, June Blakeney, Jr. and a sister, Loutricia Anne McBride.

Surviving are his son, Evan Devon Lockhart of Pageland; a sister, Betty C. (Leonard) Blakeney of Fayetteville, NC; two brothers, Mitchell Moore of Rockville, MD and Jimmy Moore of Washington, DD; two aunts, Arie McBride and Juanita Louallen both of Pageland; an uncle, Frank McBride of Charlotte, NC and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Clarence Washington, Sr.

KERSHAW – Clarence Washington, Sr. 81 died March 18, 2007

Funeral services were at 4 p.m.  March 30, at Bethel Hill Baptist Church, Bethune.

Clarence was born Aug. 25, 1925, a son of the late Early and Annie Davidson Washington. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955, serving in Fort Lewis Washington and Alaska. He was honorable discharged in 1957.

He was a member of Hopewell Baptis Church, McBee and McCaskill Lodge #308 fof F&AM. In 1976 he entered the ministry and was ordained in the Baptist field. Rev. Washington received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 1978 from Universal Life Church, Inc., Phoenix, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Miller Washington.

Surviving are his sons, Clarence Washington, Jr., Marcel (Ethel) Washington of Jefferson; an aunt, Lula Mae Davidson of McBee; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Lee R. Bowman

CHERAW -  Lee R. “Roy” Bowman, 54, died March 24, 2007.

Funeral services were held at noon, March 29, at Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw.

Lee was born June 27, 1952, a son of the late James and Ruth E. Gillespie Bowman.

He was converted at an early age and joined Smithville AME Zion Church, where he served as chairman of the trustee board, president of the adult choir and in other capacities. He later joined Progressive Church of Our Lord and Jesus Christ, Inc., Chesterfield.  Lee was baptized and served as president of the Disciple of Christ singing group, senior usher and many other capacities.

Lee attended the Chesterfield Couty public school system. After high school he joined the U.S. Armed Services. Then Later continued his education at Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College and Florence-Darlington Tech-nical College in Florence.

He was employed by various companies and retired from INA Bearing after 17 years.

Surviving is his wife of 34 years, Anna Pearl Bowman; children, Sharay (Joseph) Robinson of Cheraw, Michell (James) Spencer of Bennettsville, Trynard D. Bowman of Bennettsville and Joshua L. Douglas of Society Hill; two sisters, Betty Pope of Baltimore, MD and Roberts of Cheraw; a brother James Bowman of Baltimore, MD,

Marques Bowman, Octavius Bowman, Camron Bowman and Justyce Sellers, five aunts, Eunice Gillespie, Dora Lee Gillespie and Mary C. Gillespie and Mary C. Gillespie all of Cheraw. Fannie Gillespie of Camden and Evelyn Stevenson of Baltimore MD; five uncles Jimmy (Margaret) Gillespie of Fayetteville, NC, John R. (Margaret) Gillespie, Reginald Gillespie both of Brooklyn, NY, Fletcher Gillespie of New York and Ray Bowman of Baltimore, MD and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

James Edward Tillman

CHERAW – James Edward Tillman, 71, died March 22, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. March 27, at Calvary Baptist Church.

James was born Aug. 9, 1935, to the late James and Lelia Tillman.  He attended Chesterfield County school system. He worked as a heavy equipment operator throughout North and South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John; five sisters, Frances Annie, Louise, Virginia and Mary; a son, Marion and a daughter, Gloria.

Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Mae Tillman of High Point; two daughters, Lelia McDougle of High Point, NC and Clara Pickett of Greensboro, NC; five sons; Edward Tillman of High Point, NC and Clara Pickett of Greensboro, NC; five sons; Edward Tillman of High Point, NC, Perry Buchanan of Chesterfield, Rev. Kaslo Grant of Dela-ware, James Grant of Cheraw; a brother, Deacon Lonnie (Cora) Tillman of High Point, NC and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Judge Fulton Warren

WALLACE – Rev. Judge Fulton Warren, 71, died March 26. 2007.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. March 31, at Bever Dam Baptist Church.

Fulton was born March 29, 1935, a son of the late Walter and Mamie Warren. He attended Marlboro County Schools in his younger years. Later he married, shortly thereafter they moved to Brooklyn, NY where they resided for 14 years and moved back to Wallace.

In his latter years Judge was ordained into ministry on June 5, 1983. After his ordination, he was appointed as the Missionary of the Chesterfield County Union, The Sunday School Convention and the Field Missionary of Chesterfield and Affiliated Countance, and an Executive member of the Board of Associations, Rev. Warren pastured Sion Hill Baptist Church for 16 years. He was also a member of St. David Masonic Lodge # 467.

Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Jessie Mae Warren; four sons, Jackie Warren of Lincolnton, NC, Clifton Warren of Columbia, Donald Warren of Charlotte, NC and Ronald Warren of Baltimore, MD, five daughters, Evelyn Gerst of Washington, DC, Rachel (Mose) Harrington of Wallace, Tara and Kinora Warren of Cheraw and Mathelda Warren stationed in South Korea; a brother, Walter (Beatrice) Warren of High Point, NC; three sisters, Almeta Timmons of Cheraw, Nancy Williams of Miami, FL and Martha (George) Gainey of Orlando, FL; two aunts, Nanie Bell Singleton of Kentucky and Ruth Warren of Wallace;eight grandsons, Travis and Durand Harrington, Arthur and Arlonzo Cox, Kevin and Marvin Warren, Jorante’ Warren and Seadiq Muhammed; a granddaughter, Zy-yhea Jaquala Esterling; and other relatives and friends. Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Gaddy Brayboy

CHERAW – Deacon Gaddy Brayboy, 82, died March 27, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. April 1, at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held at Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Gaddy was born April 13, 1914, a son of the late James Ernest and Mary Any Brayboy. He joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church at an early age and served until his death.  He was a member of the Deacon Board for 40 years and a bedrock of the church and Sunday school for many years. He provide musical inspiration for the youth of the church and rewarded graduating seniors yearly for their academic achievement.

He was also employed by Carolina Feed Mill for over 40 years.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Blanche Dorsey Brayboy, a son, James Ernesst and a step-brother Alexander Byrd.

Surviving is three daughters, Marva B. Anderson of Richmond, VA, Mary Ann (William) Taylor of Fayetteville, NC, and Daisy (Phil) Eckels of Savannah, GA; two sons, Otis L. (Laveda) Brayboy of Richmond, VA and Wilbert Brayboy of Cheraw, 22 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild, three half-sisters, two half-brothers and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Odell Lafond Johnson, Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – Deacon Odell Lafond Johnson, Sr., 79, died March 28, 2007.

Funeral services where held at 2 p.m. April 2, at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Odell was born Dec. 23, 1927, a son of the late Rev. Benjamin Johnson and Hattie Johnson.  He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. He served on the Deacon Board, was president of the  senior choir and served as vice-president of Pee Dee Men’s Chior. His fraternal affiliation with Sanctorum Lodge #25 F&AM (PHA). He was employed at McBride’s Market for 28 years.

He was married on June 17, 1956 to Mary Jane Bloomfield.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Diane Lewis of Chesterfield and Wilena J. Lemon of Cheraw; two sons, Odell L. Johnson, Jr. of Cheraw and Christopher Johnson of Rockingham, NC; two sisters, Bertha Moore of Charlotte, NC and Rev. Rosa Pulliam of Cheraw; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Katherine McKay Taylor.

CHERAW – Katherine McKay Sylvia Taylor, 94, died March 22, 2007.

Funeral services were held March 31, at G. W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Katherine was born Feb. 23, 1913  to the late Hilliard and Jennie Forehand Mckay.

She was preceded in death by a son, Hilliard Trayham; a daughter Trayn-ham Cobham; two grandchildren, Sharon and Stephhen Traynham.

Surviving is a daughter, Sarah Huntley; grandchildren, Linda (Ernest) Henderson, Katherine (Tony) Fleming, Patricia (Adolph) Forbes, Katrina (Logan) Stringer, Roberta (Anthony) Hailey, and Jamal Huntley; great-grandchildren, Brandy (Roger) Perkins, Tara Henderson, Kandis Fleming, Theol Fleming II, Kenesha Traynham-Cooper, Areon Forbes, Dozier Huntley,

and Khiana and Khalis Stringer; Great-great-granddaughter, Brazil Alex-aandra-Leigh Perkins; sisters, Julia (James) Everett; and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

 Alberta Johnson Patrick

CHERAW – Alberta Johnson Patrick, 77, died March 26, 2007.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. March 31, at Grace Temple Fellowship Church, Wallace. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Hwy 1 South.

Alberta was born Dec. 13, 1929, to the late Cossie and Mable Johnson. Her education began at Robert Smalls Elementary and Coulter Acadamy, Cheraw. She continued her education at Harbinson College in Irmo. While rearing her children she joined Wesley United Methodist Church, where she served in many capacities. She later joined Grace Temple Felloship Church.

Her work history ranged from J.P. Stevenson (Delta) and Burling-ton/Highland Manufacturing.

On April 13 she married Pink Patrick Jr.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Cosa jr. and Odell.

Surviving is two children, Pink Lacoast of Myrtle Beach and Vivian LeNette of the home; a brother; george (Louise) of Englewood, NJ; a sister; Rosa Edwards (Robert) of Durham, NC; seven granddaughter; six grandson

and 16 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 5, 2007.

 

Sarah Griggs Gibson

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. –Mrs. Sarah Griggs Gibson, 69, died April 3, 2007.

Visitation was held 5-6 p.m. April 4, at Liberty Baptist Church, Kannapolis, NC.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. April 5, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fune-ral Home, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan.

Visitation was held 3-4 p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Gibson was born a daughter of the late Julius Platt and Bessie Lewis Griggs. She was a retired seamstress. Mrs. Gibson was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and attended Liberty Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Everett and Floyd Griggs.

Surviving is her husband, James Walter “Son  Gibson; a son, James Michael (Susan) Gibson of China Grove, NC; a daughter, Debbie (Charlie) Gushue of Hogansville, GA; five grandchildren, Benjamin and Shera Gibson, Sonia Staarmann, Amanda and Charlie Gushue; two great-grandchildren, Eli Gibson and Peyton Hagler; a brother J.D. Griggs of Columbia, SC; two sisters, Willie G. Pittman of Ruby and Bertie G. Cagle of Columbia.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. . Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Wayne Mills

RUBY- Mr. wayne Mills, 52, died April 4, 2007

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 7, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held 6-8- p.m. April 6, at the funeral home.

Mr. Mills was borne a son of the late James and Ida Louise Hancock Mills. H was an employee of Vanguard Supreme in Monroe, NC. Mr. Mills was a member of Bethune Church of God. Wayne enjoyed restoring old cars. He loved his mustang.

He was preceded in death by a grand-daughter Cynthia Isabella Mills.

Surviving is his wife, Rita Hodge Mills; three daughters, Dana (Tommy Jr.) Wallace of Mt. Croghan, Heather

(Andy) Harvell of Patrick and Carla Mills and Jeffery Burgess of Jefferson; two brothers, Tony Mills and Ronald Mills; and 11 grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Phyllis Young Tarlton

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Phyllis Young Tarlton, 68, died March 30, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 2 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Visitation was held 4-6 p.m. April 1, at the Funeral Home.

Mrs Tarlton was born a daughter of the late Elmer Louie and Nellie Frances Loop Young. She was a retired Bank Teller, having worked with the Bank  of Chesterfield and First Citizens Bank and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Richard V. Tarlton and also by her brother, Rev. Glenn J. Young.

Surviving is a daughter, Sharon Kay Tarlton of Lugoff; two sisters, Betty Howardo

 Of Middlesboro, KY and Norma Meyers of Tunnel Hill, GA and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to a Charity of One’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chron-icle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Mary Quick Davidson

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Mary Quick Davidson, 79 died April 4 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 6, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. April 5, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Davidson was born a daughter of the late David C. and Hattie Rayfield Quick. She was a homemaker and mother. Mrs. Davidson was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where she was a former choir member for many years, a member of the UMW, and the Ladies Bible Class.

Mary was married to the late Ray T. Davidson, and was also preceded in death by an infant son, eight brothers, David, Hadley, Mack, Broughton, Bonnie, Billy Dan, and Alfonso Quick, and e sisters, Ollie Lewis, Myrtle Suggs, and Geneva Jones.

Surviving is two sons, William j. (Cynthia) Davidson and Tony (Kelli) Davidson of Chesterfield; two daughters, Margie (Keith) Russell and Brenda (Eddie) Sellers of Chesterfield; grandchildren, Chad (Kristy) Davidson, SPC Kyle Davidson, Drew Sellers, and Tyler Davidson and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church C/o Susan Hodge, 4059 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Mary Pittman Johns

HARTSVILLE – Mary Pittman Johns, age 51, died Monday, April 09, 2007

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. April 11, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

The family received friends after services at the funeral home.

Ms. Johns was born a daughter of the late Thomas William and Idell Sellers Pittman. She was a former seamstress and a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church.

Mary was preceded in death by a daughter, Marlene Tolson, two brothers, Junior and William Tolson and by two sisters, Marilyn Pittman and Kathleen Donahue.

Surviving is a son, James Ashley Tolson of Millbrook, AL; a grandson, Joseph Brock Tolson; two sisters, Carolyn Pittman of Albemarle, NC and Hazel Felder of New London, NC and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chro-nicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Mary Stewart Coxe Klinedinst

Mary Stewart Coxe Klinedinst, 88, died April 4, 2007

She was a former high school teacher of English, French, and Latin and a former librarian for the United States Department of State and a reference librarian for Montgomery County, MD.

Mrs. Klinedinst was borne Jan. 30, 1919, a daughter of Willie Covington Coxe and John Erwin Coxe, she attended Bennettsville High School where she was the salutatorian and received her B.A. with higest honors at Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina.  She taught school in St. George, South Carolina and at Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina from 1940 through 1943. She taught courses in English, French and Latin.

She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1944 to take a position with the United States Department of State as a librarian.

On October 25th, 1947 she married David Moulson Klinedinst, a lawer with the Justice Department in Washington, D. C.  She became a homemaker and mother; raising four children while living in Silver Spring and Bethesda. In 1967 she returned to work with Montgomery County, ultimately serving as a reference librarian at Davis Library and the Bethesda Chevy Chase Library. She retired in 1987. She lived in Bethesda, MD for the past 50 years and was predeceased by her husband in 2003 after 55 years of marriage.

She was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, in Chevy Chase, MD. She served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and with St. John’s Opportunity Shop. She was also an active participant in a book club at the time of death.

She is survived by four children. John David Klinedinst of Rancho Santa Fe. CA, Duncan Stewart Klinedinst of McLean, VA, Phillip Wakefield Klinedinst of Rockville, MD and Mary Coxe Cliendinst Divney of San Marino, CA,two sisters, Esther Kelly of Columbia, S.C. and Clara Jane “Cookie” Knight of Sumter, S.C. and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Shurch, Norwood Parish in Bethesda, MD on April 20th at 1 pm. Burial will be private. Donations in lieu of flowers to Columbia Collage, Office of Advancement, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 and First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 456, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chron-icle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Ethel Lee Bryant

SOCIETY HILL – Ethel Lee Bryant, 72, died March 18, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 20, at Welch Neck Baptist Church. Burial was held in the Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Bryant was born Dec. 7, 1934, a daughter of the late Liddie Polk. She was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church and the Ladies #3 Sunday school class and she enjoyed gardening.

Ethel was preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy Polk and Jackie Polk.

Surviving are herhusband, William Harvey Bryant of Society Hill; sons, Carl Wayne Bryant of Cheraw, Michael (Patsy) Bryant of Society Hill, William Franklin “Tom” (Brenda) Bryant of Wallace, Tony Harvey Bryant and Steve Bryant both of Hartsville and Ronald Jefferson “Jeff” (Any) Bryant of Society Hill; a daughter Bonnie (Henry) Griggs of Cheraw; a sister, Hazel (Daniel) Wilson; a brother, Hammond Polk; nine grandchildren, Lisa Linton, Wayne Watford, Wesley Bryant, Crystal Bryant, and Sherry Pratt; Two great-grandchildren, Shea Linton and Gavin Watford.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Baptist Church, 112 Church St., Society Hill, SC 29593 or The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Fred William Lookabill

WADESBORO, NC – Mr. Fred William Lookabaill, 71, died April 2, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 6, at Deep Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Marvin Tyson officiating.. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

The family greeted friends 7-9 p.m. April 5, at Leavitt Funeral Home.

Fred was born November 22, 1935, a son of the late Corrie Harrington and Guy Ramond Lookabill. He spent a number number of years working in Cheraw and Manning, but returned to Anson County in the late 1990’s to purchase and operate Rayfield’s Meat Center until his retirement in 2002.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Wilson Lookabill; two brothers, Lee Roy Lookabill, Frank Lookabill and a sister, Mary Helen “Myrt” Griffin.

Surviving is a son, Ray Lookabill of Manning; a daughter, Gayle (Tim) Hildreth of Wadesboro, NC; grand-children, Danielle and David Lookabill and Cody and Brad Hildreth, a brother, Guy Lookabill of Goose Creek; two sisters, Margaret Ingram of Clarkton, NC and Dot Tyson of  Wadesboro.

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Peggy J. Burns

GREENVILLE -  Peggy J. Burns, 73, of Greenville, S.C., died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Oakmont West Nursing Home. She was a daughter of the late Fred Nelson and Emma Thompson Bailey and the widow of Greenville portrait artist, the late Robert L. Burns. She retired as a secretary/receptionist for the trucking industry.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, William Bailey, Albert Bailey, Edward Bailey and Fred Bailey, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Cynthia and Jeff Zihlavsky, and two grandchildren, Matthew Zihlavsky and Laura Zihlavsky, all of Greenville; three brothers, John Bailey and James Bailey, both of Chesterfield, S.C., and Donald Bailey of Moncks Corner, S.C.; and two sisters, Betty Windchester of Ashville, N.C., and Margie Campbell of Ruby, SC.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Westville Funeral chapel.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Candice Brooke Cole

BENNETTSVILLE – Candice Brooke Cole, 21, died April 8, 2007.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. April 14, at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Bennettsville.

Visitors will be received in fellowship hall of the church after services.

Candice was a 2003 graduate of James River High School, attended Christ-opher Newport University and was currently a student at Medical Careers Institute. She was an avid softball player, having participated in the USSA World Series two times and was a cellist in her high school orchestra. She enjoyed movies, music, reading and company of friends.

Surviving is her mother and step-dad, Connie and David Wagner; her father, Ray Cole; three brothers, Brandon, and Zachary Cole and Brannon Wagner; grandparents, Marsha and

William Tadlock, Lance and Clara Cole and Doris Wagner.

Flowers may be sent to the church, or memorial donatations can be made to: “deliver a cure” at www.deliver-acure.org, or P.O. Box95, Ironia, NJ 07845, or to The Bennettsville Wesleyan Church or Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Elise Teal Turner

WADESBORO, .C. – Mrs. Elise Teal Turner, 81, died April 9, 2007.

The family will greet friends (TODAY) April 12, 3-4 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home and a graveside service will follow at Anson Memorial Park.

Elise was born Jan. 23, 1926, a daughter of the late Luther W. and Rosa Brock Teal. She was the owner and operator of Elise’s Beauty Shop in Wadesboro for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church, Wadesboro, N.C.

She  was  preceded in death by her husband, Hardy V. Turner and by her sisters and brothers, Audrey Moore, Ollie Burch, Edward Teal, Baxter Teal and William Teal.

Surviving are her sisters, Maude Gulledge of Ruby and Etta Woodaard of Kershaw and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 423, Wadesboro, NC 28170.

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Rosa Lee Gainey Myers Allen

PAGELAND – Mrs. Rosa Lee Gainey Myers Allen, 67, died April 5, 2007.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. April 8, at Oro United Methodist Church . She retired from Chesterfield Yarn Mill.

Surviving is her husband, Clemson Allen, Sr. of Pageland; children, Marion Myers of Pageland, Cynthia Lockhart (Scottie) of Jefferson, Meshell Blakeney (Billy) of Jefferson, Clemson Allen, Jr. of Pageland, Lamont Allen (Ann) and Thomas Allen (Chole) of Columbia; grandchildren, Marques Little, Kimmonie Myerss, Rykeia Lockhart, Ryheem Lockhart, Mya Blakeney Whitleigh Allen, Isaiah Allen, Candice Richardson, Demetris Richard-son, Andrick Richardson, Eric Smith-Allen, Elliot Smith-Allen, Carter Allen; two brothers, Alvin Myers (Dorothy) of Jefferson and Lavon Myers of Pageland and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, April 12, 2007.

 

Geneva Wall McNeil

CHERAW – Mrs. Geneva Wall McNeil, 88, died March 30, 2007.

Geneva attended school in Cheraw and Anson County. She left Cheraw and moved to Baltimore, MD then re-located to Pineville, NC in 1959. She retired from Quail Hollow Country Club; however, she decided to go back and work until 1999. Soon after she left Quail Hollow Country Club to return home to care for a great-grand-child.

She was an active member of James Chapel Baptist Church of Fort Mill. She was a mother of the church until her health declined.

She was preceded in death by her hus-band, Roman McNeil; all of her siblings and her oldest son, William.

Surviving are three sons, Joseph Harrison (Valerie), Larry McNeil and Vernon McNeil all of Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Genevieve McNeil of Charlotte, NC; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and other

relatives. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thurs-day, April 12, 2007.

 

Ethel Hazel McCaskill

CHERAW – Ethel Hazel McCaskill, 74, died April 9, 2007.

Funeral Services where at 1 p.m. April 14 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

Ethel was born Feb. 7, 1933, a daughter of the late Thomas and Carrie Streater. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. She was in the Pee Dee Choral Ensemble Choir, Missionary, and Who So Ever Will Club. In the Community she was active with Noble Tent Lodge #11.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Preston Streater and Thomas Little; two sisters, Sharah Streater Hawkins and Louise Streater Isiah.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, James D. McCaskill; three sons, John Powe, Thomas Streater and Orlan McCaskill all of Cheraw; four daughters, Audrey McCaskill Staioned in Germany, Wanda (Steven) Howie of Charlotte, NC, Angela McCaskill and Sharon McCaskill both of Cheraw; a sister, Mildred (Bishop W. T.) English of Sumter; 15 grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, April 19, 2007.

 

Marie Lilly

WALLACE – Mrs. Marie Lilly, 88, died April 6, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 13, at White Creek Baptist Church. Burial was held in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mare was born Feb 2, 1919, a daughter of the late Lewis Lilly and Della Locklear Lilly. She was converted at an early age and joined Greater White Creek Baptist Church, Wallace. She also sang in the choir.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Katie Short; a daughter, a son, three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving are five children, Betty J. Williams of Wallace, Viola M. Harrington of Seattle, WA, Jerry (Linda) Ingram of Brooklyn, NY, Jimmy Lilly of Seattle, WA and Edward Charles Lilly of Brooklyn, NY; three grandchildren, Tony Harrington of Cheraw, Susan Harrington of Rocking-ham, NC and Tyrone Harrington of Seattle, WA; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, eight great-grand-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, April 19, 2007.

 

James Henry Freeman, SR.

CHERAW – James Henry Freeman, Sr., died.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 11, at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial was held in St. Joseph Cemetery.

James was born Aug. 5, 1937, a son of the late John and Lucille Briscoe Free-man. He grew up in Cheraw and attended the public schools. He was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. For 14 years he was employed at Burlington Industries and Takata/Highland, for which he retired June, 2000.

James was married to Ethel M. Oliver.

He was preceded in death by Josephine Baker; a son, three sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Cathy (Charles) Powe and Pamela (Baron) Chapman both of Cheraw; three sons, James H. Freeman, Jr., Reginald Freeman, and Tirrell Freeman all of Cheraw; four brothers, Jonah Freeman and Dan Robert Freeman both of Alex-andra, VA, Jimmy L. Freeman of Washington, D.C. and Rev. Burness (Annie) Freeman of Cheraw; two aunts, Leola Jefferson of Augusta, GA and Ruby Reid of Charlotte, NC; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandc-hildren and adopted family, Joe Reid of Cheraw.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, April 19, 2007.

 

Edelle B. Polson

CHERAW – Edelle B. Polson, 87, died April 9, 2007

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., April 13, in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends 6-9 p.m. April 2 at Kiser Funeral Home.

Edelle was born to the late Ira Walker and Mattie Lou Board Boan. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Polson, Sr.

Surviving are her sons, Robert N. “Bobby” (Billie) Polson, Jr. of Cheraw, Ira Craig (Hilda) Polson of Alamogerdo, NM; a brother, Howard (Sarah) Boan of Cheraw; a sisters, Mary Lou (William) Jacobs of Cheraw; grandchildren, Charles Polson, William Polson, Yadrea Neel and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 19, 2007.

 

Lillian Verne Smith Brooks

CHESTER – Mrs. Lillian Verne Smith Brooks, 89, died April 10, 2007.

There will be a celebration of life for Mrs. Brooks at 4 p.m. Friday at Purity Presbyterian Church and a continued celebration will be 5 p.m. at the War Memorial Bulding n Wiley Street, Chester, SC. Burial will be private.

Mrs. Brooks was a daughter of the late Jefferson Verne Smith and Lillian May Farley Smith. She was a life long homemaker and a graduate of Gree High School and Queens College. She was President of the Junior and Senior Class at Queens College and also former President of the Alumni Association.  She earned a B.A. degree in History and Bible at Queen’s College in Charlotte, NC. After graduation, her interest in the school continued where she served on many committees.  Mrs. Brooks was the first lady to serve on the Chester County Hospoital Board and continued to serve for thirty-six years and the Lillian S. Brooks Intensive Care Unit was named for her. Her church activities included serving as a Bible leader for her circle and as secretary of Personal Faith and Family Life for the Women of Purity Presbyterian Church.  Always active in the church, she taught Sunday School for a number of years.  She was an adult advisor for the church Youth Fellowship. In addition, Mrs. Brooks served as vice president of Bethel Presbytery which includes women of Chester, Lancaster and York Counties.  She has been president of the following clubs: Arts and Science Club, Up-to- Date Book Club, The Assembly, Marie C. Adams Garden Club and the Women’s Division, Springmaid Golfers Association and also Violet Sunshine Club. In the past, she has served on the Board of directors of the Chester Cotillion Club.  She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-one years, Henry Phelps Brooks, IV.

Surviving is a son, H. Phelps Brooks, V and his wife Reba of Cheraw and a daughter, Totty Brooks Wilkerson and her husband Forrest of Rock Hill; five grandchildren, Courtney Brooks Hallock and her husband Jeff of Overland Park, Kansas, Anna Brooks Schoderbek and her husband Rod of Charlottesville. Virginia, H. Phelps Brooks, VI of Tucson, Arizona, Brooks Wilkerson Moore and her husband William of Jacksonville, Florida and F. Craig Wilkerson, Jr. and his wife Shay of York; 11 grandchildren, Brooks, Lilly and Emma Hallock of Overland Park, Kansas, Prescott Schoderbek of Charlottesville, VA; Forrest, Lillian, Hayne, Susan and Eleanor Wilkerson of York, Woody and Phelps Moore of Jacksonville, FL; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Nell Smith Dillard, Frances Smith Wallace, and her brothers W. Thomas Smith and Senator Verne Smith.

The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Purity Presbyterian Church “Building Fund”, P.O. Box 278, Chester, SC 29706 or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Chester, SC 29731. Barron Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 19, 2007.

Howard Clayton Phelps

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Howard Clayton Phelps, age 86, .died Sun-day, April 15, 2007.

 

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. April 18, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

 

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. April 17, at Miller­Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterlfield.

 

Mr. Phelps was born a son of the late Dalton and Viola Cope Phelps. He was a retired water treatment operator with the City of Winston-Salem, NC.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Sweatt Phelps; a brother, Roy Phelps and a sister, Lena Phelps Spaugh.

 

Surviving are four sons, Jimmy Phelps and David Phelps of Clemmon, NC Howard "Buddy" Phelps, Jr. of Char-lotte, NC, and Terry Phelps of Winston-Salem, NC; three daughters, Frances Phelps Black of Chesterfield, Linda Phelps Osborn of Tobaccoville, NC, and Kathy Phelps Joyner of Clem-mons, NC; 14 Grandchildren and       four great-grandchildren. Grand-children.

 

Miller- Rivers-Caulder          Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 19, 2007.

 

Vergie W. Wallace

CHERAW – Mrs. Vergie W. Wallace, age 80, died April 16, 2007.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 19, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. April 18, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Mrs. Wallace was born a daughter of the late Elijah Clifton and Millie Knight Wallace. She was a retired employee  of Sacony with 37 years of service, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

 

Vergie was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie O. Wallace; a son, Steven Wallace, and four sisters, Ruth Watts, Icy Ean Wallace, Vera Arie Hyatt, and Edell Bone.

 

Surviving are two sons, Autrey (Jane) Wallace and Gene (Pam) Wallace of Cheraw; two brothers, Elmer Ray (Sylvia) Wallace of Chesterfield and Clifton Harrison (Joyce Ann) Wallace of Cheraw; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 19, 2007.

 

Elinor Bond Baggott Higgins

COLUMBIA  - Elinor Bond Baggott Higgins, widow of John W. Higgins, Sr., died Saturday, April 7, 2007.

 

Born on November 9, 1923, Mrs. Higgins was a daughter of the late Henry Lee Baggott and Susan Crews Bond Baggott. She was the oldest of three sisters: Kathryn and Susanne are deceased. Growing up in Cheraw, she was a member of the Baptist Church. A graduate of Cheraw High School, she attended Winthrop College in Rock Hill. Following in the footsteps of an aunt and a great-aunt, she decided to become a nurse. Following graduation from the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing in 1945, she became a registered nurse. Her education con-tinued with courses at the University of South Carolina and Midlands Tech.

 

Mrs. Higgins’ nursing career in Columbia spanned more than forty years. She worked in private duty, office nursing, coronary care and nurs-ing administration. She also taught paramedic students and at the Red Cross. As a nurse, she blended pro-fessionalism with kindness. She had worked at Providence Hospital and at the old Columbia Hospital. At her re-tirement, she had been the director of nursing, evenings, at Richland Memorial Hospital for several years.

 

After retirement, Mrs. Higgins worked with the Columbia Literacy Council and and was a mentor to a student at South Kilbourne Road Elementary School.

 

Mrs. Higgins was a longtine member of  Shandon Baptist Church where she also  taught Sunday school.

 

Surviving are her daughter, Margaret Higgins Nylund of Pittsboro, N.C.; son, John William Higgins, Jr. of Columbia; son, Michael Lee Higgins of Surfside Beach; daughter and son-in-law, Paula Susan Higgins Wilhelm and Gary Wilhelm of Columbia; son and daughter-in-law Marshall Stephen Higgins and Rosalyn Randall Higgins of Columbia; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Visitation was Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, followed by the service at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens.

 

Memorials may be made to the Shandon Baptist Church Building Fund, 5250 Forest Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29205 or St. David Church Cemetery Fund, Cheraw, S.C.

The family wishes to thank Dr. James Herman and his staff as well as Luthe-ran Hospice for their care and support. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thurs-day, April 19, 2007.

 

 Jerry E. Cook

CHERAW - Jerry E. Cook, age 37, died April 10, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. April 13, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 12, at the funeral home.

Mr. Cook was born a son of Letha A. Cook and the late Robert English Cook. He was a fork lift operator in the textile industry.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Cook.

Surviving is a daughter, Cassie Cook of Chesterfield; a brother, James Cook of Patrick; four sisters, Judy Williams of Cheraw, Sue Johnson of Chesterfield, Betty Outlaw of Stephens City, VA and Lisa Corbett of Myrtle Beach and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Judy Nosser Williams

CHERAW - Ms. Judy Nosser Williams, age 55, died Friday, April 13, 2007 at her home.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 16, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Morven Cemetery, Morven, NC.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 15, at the funeral home.

Ms. Williams was born a daughter of Letha Adams Cook. She was a graduate of Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, and was a Registered Nurse. Judy was a former nurse with Marlboro Park Hospital and the Visiting Nurses.

She was preceded in death by 2 Brothers, Edward and Jerry Cook.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Nosser and Chad Covington both of Cheraw; three daughters, Leila Crawford of New Mexico, Lara Golden of Cheraw and Nina Russell and her husband, Dr. Bradley Russell of Florence; a brother, James Cook of Patrick; three sisters, Sue Johnson of Chesterfield, Betty Outlaw of Stephens City, VA, and Lisa Corbett of Myrtle Beach.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Robert Bruce Price

JEFFERSON - Mr. Robert Bruce Price, age 70, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at his home.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 14, at Antioch Baptist Church, Jeffer-son. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. April 13, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Price was born a son of the late Wade H. and Quincey Melton Price. He was a retired textile employee with Springs Industries. Mr. Price was of the Baptist Faith.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Mae Rollins and Louise Rollins; and by five brothers, Wade "Speck", Dan, Ed, Roy, and Earl Price.

Surviving is his wife, Linda Johnson Price; two brothers, Hazel "Bud" Price

of Jefferson and Willis Price of Myrtle Beach; a sister: Margaret Price of Jefferson and other relatives and friends.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Foster King

Chesterfield - Mr. Foster King, age 100, died Monday, April 9, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation immediately followed the service in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. King was a son of the late Henry Frank and Mary Etta "Mollie" Knight King. He was a retired clerk with Alcoa Aluminum Company with 40 years of service, and a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Foster was married to the late Ruby Mae Davis King and was also preceded in death by his son, Dewey Foster "Sonny" King, Jr. and three sisters, Vivian K. Adams, Lela K. Carr, and Peggy Davis.

Surviving are two grandchildren, Sabrina King of Pittsburgh, PA and Scott King of New Orleans, LA; two great-grandsons, Alex and Chris-topher; a brother, Frank King of Salisbury, NC; five sisters, Bernice K. King of Florence, Sue Lee Harmon of Chesterfield, Julia (Bill) Hunter of Charlotte, NC, Helen (Dr. Jerry) Perry and Johnnie Long of Chesterfield.

 

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

Edna B. Malloy

CHERAW - Ms. Edna B. Malloy, age 66, died Sunday, April 1, 2007 at her home.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 4, 2007 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Visitation was noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ms. Malloy was a daughter of the late Duncan and Ola Boatwright Malloy. She was a retired textile employee, and attended Cheraw Family Worship Center.

Ms. Malloy was preceded in death by two stepchildren Dan and Stewart McManus.

Surviving are six children including Mary Bowen of Cheraw; 13 Grand-children; two brothers, James Malloy of Hartsville and William Boatwright of Wallace; two sisters, Lucille Threadgill of Cheraw and Ada Stewart of Fayetteville, NC; five step-children, Bobby McManus, James McManus, Sandra Wilson, Johnny McManus and Stephanie McManus.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Malloy family. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Joanne Veronica Leviner

CHERAW - Joanne Veronica Leviner Cason, 56, died April 16, 2007.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. April 19, at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie L. Leviner and the late Margaret Leviner. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She had been an instructor of ceramics at the community center for many years. Mrs. Cason assisted people in preparing their tax returns. She enjoyed traveling, playing games and working puzzles.

Surviving are her husband, Larry M. Cason; sons, John Murray Cason, Matthew Thomas Cason; a daughter, April Noel Cason, father and step-mother listed above, grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Cason and Michelle Pegues all of Cheraw.

The family will received friends 6-8 p.m. April 18, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Sarah Phillips Boan

CHERAW - Mrs. Sarah Phillips Boan, died Thursday, April 19, 2007 at her home.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 22, at Westside Baptist Church. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 2l, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Boan was born March 24, 1923 in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Arthur Battle and Sarah Frances Jones Phillips. She was a loving wife, homemaker, mother, and grand-mother, and was a member of Westside Baptist Church for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Battle, John, Mack, and Gordon Phillips and three sisters, Mary P. Pate, Lucille Phillips, and Clemmie P. White.

Surviving is her husband of 64 years, Howard W. Boan, Sr.; children, H. Walker Boan, Jr. and wife, Mary of Inman and Diane Boan-Donaldson and husband, James B. Donaldson of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Beth Boan O'Neal and husband, Jimmy of Cheraw and James Walker Donaldson of Phoenix, AZ; great -grandchildren, Richard, Alex, and Jacob Evans of Cheraw; Sisters, Dorothy P. Zearfoss and Edith P. Martin and husband Fay of Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or Charity of One's Choice

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Mary Wilks

HARTSVILLE - Ms. Mary Wilks, 75, died April 20, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. April 22, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Patricia Warden, Ronnie Caulder and John Wilkes will officiate with burial in Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church, Box 670, Hartsville, SC 29551; Prospect United Methodist Church, 2236 Bethlehem Rd., Hartsville, SC 29550; or Middendorf Church of God, 16839 Hartsville-Ruby Rd., Hartsville, SC 29550.

Ms. Wilks was a daughter of the late Jessie A. and Pauline Stroud Wilks. She was a member of Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her sisters, Nancy W. Melton, Helen W. Johnson both of Hartsville, SC; brothers and sisters-in-law, A. Frank and Diane Wilks, Jimmy Wilks all of Hartsville, SC, Bobby and Barbara Wilks of Chesterfield, SC; six nephews; six nieces. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ernest Wilks and Alva Wilks.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Betty Broome Gainey

JEFFERSON - Mrs. Betty Broome Gainey, age 63, died April 19, 2007.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. April 21, at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial was held in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 20, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Gainey was a daughter of the late Clyde and Florence "Evelyn" Broughton Broome. She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant with Lancaster Convalescent Center. Mrs. Gainey was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Wendy Charline Gainey; two brothers, Robert Broome and Jerry Broome; and by a sister, Minnie Gibson.

Surviving is her husband of 46 years, Charles W. Gainey; two daughters, Barbara Parker Crawford and husband, Dominique and Penny Belk Romane and her husband, Chris both of Jefferson; five grandchildren, Candy Parker, Bobby Charles Parker, Caitlin Carnes, Dylan Carnes, and Erin Romane; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Joan) Broome, and Sidney (Faye) Broome both of Lancaster; a sister: Mary (Bobby) Faile of Jefferson.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Albert McCray, Jr.

MONROE, NC - Mr. Albert McCray, Jr., 72, died April 16, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 20, at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Marshville, NC. Burial was held in Nicey Grove Cemetery, Pageland.

Albert was born Sept. 12, 1934, to the late Albert McCray, Sr. and Odell (Smith) McCray.

He was educated in the Chesterfield County public school system. He retired from Tyson Foods, Inc. And he attended Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Marshville, NC.

Mr. McCray was preceded in death by his wife, Aline Bennett McCray.

Surviving are two daughters, Alberta M. Melton and Kathy McCray both of Pageland; four sons, Charles A. McCray, Wilson E. McCray both of Pageland, Ricky McCray of Monroe, NC and Stephon Chapman of Ruby; four sisters, Cathy Marshall, Rethal B. Burch and Coletha Giles all of Pageland and Marie Burr of Chesterfield; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Carl Ray Estes

BRYSON CITY - Carl Ray (Shorty) Estes, 58, died April 3.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. April 8, in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Rev. Danny Lambert, Dale Rowland, and Earl Douthit officiated the graveside services at 11 a.m. April 9, at Swain Memorial Park conducted by Marty Pressley.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carl was the son of the late Sam and Birdie Brooks Estes. He retired from the Army National Guard with 21 years of service. He was a graduate of Western Carolina University. And was also a teacher at Cherokee Indian High School and managed the Coca Cola Plant in Bryson City. He was an employee of Ryder Transportation as customer service coordinator. And was a member and Deacon of Antioch Baptist Church, who was an avid outdoorsman that loved to fish.

Mr. Estes was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Estes; two infant brothers, Fred and Edward.

Surviving is his wife, Gaynelle Wiggins Estes; a daughter, Angie (Jeff) Jones of Bryson City; four sisters, Dorothy Davis of Dillard, GA, Margie Douthit of Bryson City, Agnes Hawkins of Whittier, Peggy Chambers of Chick-amauga, GA; three brothers, Troy C. Estes of Harriman, TN, J.D. Estes of Whittier, NC, Paul S. Estes of Seymour, TN; and two grandchildren, Taylor and Kyndle Jones.

Crisp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Charlie Frank Cranford

CHESTERFIELD - Charlie Frank Cranford, 56, died April 18, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 21, at Mount Mary Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Charlie was born Dec. 25, 1940, to the late Charles and Carrie McKay Cranford. He was a member of Drucilla AME Zion Church, Chesterfield, where he was on the Pastor Aide Committee and Trustee Board. He liked fishing as a hobby.

Surviving is his wife, Tiny Doretha Nivens Cranford; a daughter, Rhonda R. Sanders of Cheraw; three sons, Charlie Benard Cranford, Franklin Cranford of Greenwood and Fess (Mechelle) Cranford of Chesterfield; five grandchildren, Whitney Sanders, Brooke Sanders, Latoria Myers, Fess Cranford, Jr. and Brittany Cranford; two great-grandsons, Chandler K. Sanders and Khamyrn A. Erasmus; five sisters, Etta Bryant, Minnie Lee Bethea, Margie Massey, Lillie May Lowery and Hennie Ruth Joines; a brother, Robert (Ruth) Jefferson and other relatives and friends. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Dora Funderburke Melton

CHERAW - Mrs. Dora Funderburk Melton, 93, died April 14, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 21, at Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Dora was born Sept. 20, 1913, to the late Preston and Martha Dotson

Funderburk. She confessed Christ at an early age and was a member of Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church until her illness. As the mother of the church, she was a counselor and mentor. She was also an active member of the senior choir, usher board, Missionary Circle, Deaconess Board and Eastern Stars.

She worked at the Country Kitchen Restaurant and later became owner and operator of Green Gate Café, Cheraw.

Mrs. Funderburk was preceded in death by her husband, James Melton, Sr.; two sons, and an infant and Robert Melton; three sisters, Inez, Eula and Ethel; a brother, Franklin Funderburk, Sr.; two grandchildren, Ann Tillman and Denise McManus; and three great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Ashlee and Mark Melton, Jr.

Surviving are four sons, James Melton, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA, Preston (Irma) Melton of Baltimore, MD, James Vernon (Berlinda) Melton of New Carrollton, MD and Ernest Melton of Cheraw; two daughters, Dorothy Melton Powell of Los Angeles, CA and Margaret McManus of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Jason Buchanan

CHERAW - Mr. Jason Buchanan, 22, died April 16, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 22, at St. James Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Jason was born Aug. 8, 1984, a son of James and Julie Margaret Buchanan. He attended school in Chesterfield County public schools.

Jason was preceded in death by a brother; a sister; three uncles and a grandmother, Aginora Strong.

Surviving are two sons, Jaquavious Jakeem Buchanan and JaMarcus Lamonte Buchanan of Cheraw; two sisters, Livishia Monique Buchanan and Jamkeke Buchanan both of Cheraw; four brothers, James and Jamie Buchanan of Cheraw, JaMarcus Little of Chesterfield and Calvin Harrington of Washington, D.C.; grandparent, Mrs. Willie Buchanan of Cheraw; six uncles, Sam, Michael and Thomas Buchanan,Willie L. Jones all of Cheraw, Donnell Strong of Boston, MA and Willie Strong, Jr. of Sumter; eight aunts, Wilhelmeania (Robert) Brown, Louise (Mack) Lyles, Carlean (Jessie) James, Wilhelmea (Jeff) Farmer, Scottie Buchanan and Vanessa Sanders all of Cheraw, Georgia Mae (Jerome) McLeod of Charleston, WV and Desiree Rorie of Charlotte, NC; a great-aunt, Georgia Buchanan of New York, NY and Tracey Davis of Cheraw.

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, April 26, 2007.

 

Germaine Burke Stubbs

CHERAW - Mrs. Germaine Burke Stubbs, 69, died April 20, 2007.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. April 22, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw.

She was born to the late Benson Keith and Harry Dell Gandy Burke. She was a teacher for several years at the Little Red School House Kindergarten, was later associated with the public schools, and retired from Boroughs Welcome Company. And was a graduate of Columbia College and also a member of Cheraw First United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women, Circle No. 3, office volunteer and a member of the Administrative Board.

Surviving are two sons, Keith Powell Stubbs and his wife, Shari of Cheraw and Terrell Edward Stubbs of West Columbia; and grandchildren, Robert Benson Stubbs and Allie Burke Stubbs.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 3, 2007.

 

Stephen "Steve" Jackie James, Sr.

LANCASTER - Mr. Stephen "Steve" James, Sr., 52, died April 25, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 28, at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Paul Smith and Rev. Jack Nunn. Burial was held at Lancaster Memorial Park.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. April 27, at the funeral home.

Stephen was born July 10, 1954, a son of David Spofford James and the late Jackie Knight James. He was the owner of Tile Techniques, the co-owner of Concrete Tech-Unlimited and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is his wife, Barbara Peavy James; a son, Stephen "Stevie" Jackie James Jr. and his wife, Shannen of Lancaster; a daughter, Stephanie James Bailey and her husband, Allen of Ruby; three brothers, Anthony David James and his wife, Judi, Edward "Eddie" James and his wife, Julie, and Lynn Charles James and his wife, Melissa all of Lancaster; two sisters, Susan Renea Rallings and her husband, Mike and Carolyn Rebecca McDow and her husband, Martin both of Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Lancaster Chapter, 1 Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120 or the American Cancer Society, Lancaster County Relay for Life, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

Hartley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 3, 2007.

Aralce "Boochie" Sowell

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Aralce "Boochie" Sowell, 60, died April 23, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 28 at St. James AME Zion Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Aralce was born Aug. 17, 1946, a son of Reatha Cranford and the late Johnny Avery. He became a member

of St. James AME Zion Church at an early age, serving on the Steward Board, Men's Ministry and the Usher Board.

He was a graduate of Gary High School Class of 1965. Upon graduation, he became an employee at Delta Mills, Fieldcrest and Crown Cork & Seal. Boochie was also a staff member at Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. and was an avid landscaper and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served as secretary.

Mr. Sowell was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Avery and a brother, Ronnie Avery.

Surviving is his wife, of 21 years, Gennette M. Sowell; six daughter, Shelia (Anthony) Daniels, Janet (Bryan) James both of Cheraw, Wanda (Walter) Bowen and Kathy (Kenley, Jr.) Hardison both of Chesterfield, Amy Lowery and Latisha Lowery both of the home; four sons, Franklin K. Sowell of Cheraw, Jeffery Lowery of Chatnoogin, VA, Emanuel (Deanna) Lowery of Wadesboro, NC and Elmore (Vernon) Lowery of Fayetteville, NC; a sister, Mary (Joe) Mundy of Chesterfield, May (Scipio) Jenkins of Chesterfield; two brothers, Dewayne (Beverly) Cranford of Chesterfield and Danny (Amy) Cranford of Woodbridge, VA, James (Willie Mae) Sowell of Durham, NC, William (Marie) Sowell, Walter Sowell and Tommy (Vivian) Sowell all of Chestefield and Lee (Elaine) Sowell of Cheraw; 21 graundchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 3, 2007.

 

Elizabeth Dianna (Diane) Davis

CONCORD, N.C. - Elizabeth Diane Davis, 49, died April 19, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 25, at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Elizabeth was born Dec. 21, 1957, a daughter of the late Dollie Hooks and Hurbert James. She joined Macedonia Baptist Church at an early age and became a member of the Willing Workers Choir for several years. She attended Cheraw High School.

Later in life, she relocated to Concord, NC, where she worked at Wal-Mart for 15 years, afterward she worked as a manager at TJ Maxx for five years before her illness. She joined New Life Baptist Church and was a member until her death.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Benny McLendon.

Surviving is her husband, Leslie Davis, Sr.; four children, Daniel (Erica) Hooks of Concord, NC, Dollie Pegues (Larry Woods) of Concord, NC, Leslie Davis, Jr. and Byron Davis of Concord, NC; four grandchildren, Daniel Hooks, Jr., D'Anna Cutlip, Daijsha Hooks and Les Davis; two brothers, Jerry (Sheila) Hooks of Brooklyn, NY and Michael Hooks of Hartford, CT; two sisters, Evangelist Willie Jean (Neil) Wilkerson of Maxton, NC and Della Hooks of Concord, NC and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 3, 2007.

 

Eddie McDonald

CHERAW - Eddie McDonald, 36, died April 25, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 29, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, Gibson, NC. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Eddie was born Dec. 1, 1970, a son of the late Elbert and Eula Mae McDonald. He grew up in Cheraw and attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. He was a 1990 graduate of Cheraw High School, attended Northeastern Technical College and studied business administration. He attended Wesley United Methodist Church and later on joined Shiloh United Methodist Church.

He was employed at Takata Ind. 14 years, after leaving Takata he was employed at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Rockingham, NC. He was very talented and was a craftsman with his hands.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ida Mae Harrington and Betty Ann McDonald and a brother, Roosevelt Strong.

Surviving is his wife, Margaret McDonald; three children, Porisha McDonald of Martinville, VA, Shavelle and Nashya McDonald of the home; step-mother, Geneva McDonald; five sisters, Joann (Maxwell) Jackson, Linda (Greg) Lowe, Verlia (John) Wilson all of Cheraw, Brenda Hooks of Pageland and Candie McDonald of Morganton, NC; a brother, Tyrone McDonald of Charlotte, NC and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 3, 2007.

 

Rachel Palmer Oliphant

CHERAW - Rachel Palmer Oliphant, 76, died March 4, 2007.

Funeral services were at noon, March 9. Burial was held in Plain Lawn Cemetery, Hicksville, NY.

Rachel was born March 15, 1930, a daughter of the late Pauline Williams. At an early age she gave her life to Christ and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. She attended the public schools in Chesterfield County and was a graduate of Coulter Memorial Academy.

After graduation she moved to Brooklyn, NY, where she was employed in the garment industry. She settled in Jamaica, NY, and once settled she joined Greater Allen AME Cathedral of Jamaica, NY. Later she became employed as a home care nurse.

She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, Wilbert Ratliff and Vincent Oliphant.

Surviving is a son, David (Debbie) Ratliff of Brighton, CO; four cousins, Callietha Britton and Josephine Peterson of Cheraw, Marie Adam of Baltimore, MD and Betty Jones of Florence and other relatives and friends.

Roy L. Gilmore's Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 3, 2007.

 

Perry Lee Bruce

CHERAW - Mr. Perry Lee Bruce, 68, died April 20, 2007.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. April 25, at Christ Temple Holiness Church.

Perry was born July 11, 1938, a son of the late Cleo Bruce Coe. He received his formal education in Darlington County public schools. For a number of years he made his home in Cheraw, where he was employed at Crown Cork, which he retired.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Jean.

Surviving are three daughters, Wanda Bruce, Sharon Bruce and Kim Washington all of Darlington; a son, Chris (Patricie) Bruce of Florence; step-father, Isaiah Coe of Darlington; aunt, Lurline Hodges of NY; 12 grandchildren; three great-grand-children and other relatives and friends.

Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 3, 2007.

 

Jeffrey Zinnermon

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Jeffrey Zinnermon, 44, died April 20, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. at Mt. Level Baptist Church.

Jeffrey was born Jan. 13, 1963, a son of Mr. Napoleon and Carolyn Redfern Zinnermon. He was a 1981 graduate of Chesterfield Sr. High School.

Surviving is his wife, Gail Zinnermon of High Point; two sons, Antonio Ratliff of Lilesville, NC and Jeffrey Harrington; two daughters, Sherine Ratliff of Morven, and Shawntessa Harrington of High Point, NC; a step-son, Nikki Harrington of High Point; two brothers, Roger Zinnermon and Greg Zinnermon; a sister, Synetha Melton; three grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 3, 2007.

 

Winfred "Wimp" Eubanks

Jefferson - Winfred "Wimp" Eubanks, 81, died April 25, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 29, at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was held in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 28, at Bethel Baptist Church, Jefferson.

Mr. Eubanks was born a son of the late Everett and Camilla Belk Eubanks. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries with 30 years of service, and also worked for Rorie's Well Drilling for 12 years following his retirement. Mr. Eubanks was a member of Jefferson Rescue Squad with over 40 years of service, a member of Macedonia Masonic Lodge 239, and a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as an usher.

Winfred was preceded in death by a brother Charles Eubanks, and by two sisters, Jenny Stephenson and Eva Mae Eubanks.

Surviving is his wife, Rachel Jackson Eubanks ; six sons: Michael Eubanks of Mt. Croghan, Randy (Christine) Eubanks, Jackie (Darlene) Eubanks both of Jefferson, Stephen (Penny) Eubanks of Heath Springs, Billy Ray (Brenda) Rollings of Jefferson, and Derick (Jennifer) Guyton of Camden; three brothers, Haul (Missy) Eubanks of Jefferson, Harold (Frances) Eubanks of Lancaster, and Jerry (Janie) Eubanks of Kershaw; a sister, Gladys Hinson of Jefferson;15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 3, 2007.

 

Theodore E. McLain

PATRICK – Mr. Theodore E. MCLain, age 85, died  May 7,2007.

Funeral Services were at 3 p.m. May 9, 2007 at St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was held in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 8, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. McLain was a son of the late John Walter and Sarah Polson McLain. He was a retired Chain Saw Sales and Service Dealer and a timber business Owner. Mr. McLain was a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church where he served as former Deacon and Trustee, and was a member of the WOW Lodge 1102. Theodore was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time in the mountains.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Robin Byrd McLain, a son, Ervin Mclain; six brothers, Avender, Lonnie, Oscar, Ernest, Walter, and Willard Mc-Lain; a sister, Corinne M. Lisenby and by an adopted sister, Eva Grooms.

Surviving is his wife, Nealie Brown Polson McLain of the home; a son, Donald (Polly R.) McLain of Patrick; Mary R. McLain of Patrick; three step-sons, Wilson B. (Linda) Polson of Chesterfield, Billy Polson of Patrick, and Jerald (Troyene) Polson of Chesterfield; three step-daughters, Peggy Wallace of Monroe, NC, Bonnie (Jimmy) Gibson of Chesterfield and Kathy Polson of the home; a brother Harold P. (Helen) McLain of Patrick; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; 13 step-grandchildren, 24 step-great-grand children and a step-great-great-grand child.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 10, 2007.

 

Ray Edward Moore

PAGELAND – Mr. Ray Edward Moore, age 68, died May 2, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. May 5, at Ruby Church of God. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m May 4, at the funeral home.

Mr. Moor was a son of the late Henry Clim and Myrtle Aline Lear Moore. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Ruby Church of God. Ray was preceded in death by two brothers Doug and William Moore.

Surviving is his wife, Willie Mae Price Moore of the home; a son, Billy Ray (Jackie) Moore of Lancaster; five daughters, Diane (Ricky) Melton of Ruby, Ann Hancock, Shirley (Larry) Deese, Penny Lindsey, and Lorrie Melton all of Pageland; a brother, Ellis Moore of Jefferson; four sisters, Susie Jenkins Rogers, Rachel Hodge, Jennie Melton all of Ruby and Mary Hartley of Lancaster: 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 10, 2007.

 

Doss Brigman, Jr.

PATRICK – Doss Brigman, Jr. 63, died May 4, 2007.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. May 7, at Patrick Baptist Church. Burial was held in Patrick Cemetery.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Brigman was a son of the late Doss and Viola Jones Brigman. He was a retired employee of Sonoco Products and a member of the Old Timers. Mr. Brigman was a former member of the SC National Guard, a former council member and Mayor of Patrick, SC, a former member and captain of Patrick Rescue Squad, and a former member and president of the Jaycees. Doss was a former member and Govoner of the Moose Lodge and was an avid deer hunter and trader. He attended Patrick Baptist Church. Doss was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie, Blease, Sandy, and Rev. Allen Brigman, and by two sisters, Cora Goodson, and Ellen Tolson.

Surviving is his wife, Diane Brown Brigman of the home; a son, Mark Brigman and wife Delores of Patrick; a daughter, Rhonda Brigman Lomas and husband Joe of Cheraw; grandchildren, Brent (Kim) Lomas, Brandon (Journey) Lomas, Breeannia Brigman, Shae Lomas, and Christian Brigman; great-grandchild, McKensley Lomas; a brother, Carl Brigman of Columbia; and a sister, Elease Cassidy of Patrick.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 10, 2007.

 

Bertha Kneece Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Bertha Kneece Rivers, 84, died May 5, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 7, at Zoar United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Officiating were the Rev. Christine M. Wechsler, Rev. Edward L. Davidson and Rev. Dewey Dean.

Burial followed in the Rivers Family Cemetery adjoining Zoar United Methodist Church.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. May 5, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rivers was born June 7, 1922, a daughter of the late Rev. James Monroe Kneece and Georgia Anderson Kneece. She was a homemaker and dedicated church pianist and organist at Soar United Methodist Church, and taught Sunday school, Children’s choir, and held many offices in her church UMW. She attended area Christian Women’s Clubs. She was known for her love of all children, who affectionately referred to her as “Miss Bertha”.

Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Billy J. Rivers of the home; a son: Billy (Nancy) Rivers of Myrtle Beach; a daughter, Dr. Bonnie (Dr. Jack) Drumwright of Sulphur, LA; five grandchildren, Bill (Kamlin) Rivers, III of Darlington, Lyle (Suzanne) Rivers of Lexington, Kneece Camp of Paris,

France, Rivers (Becky) Camp of Sulphur, LA, Sara Camp of Shreveport, LA and five great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Zoar United Methodist Church c/o Sallie Short 708 Orchard Rd. Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 10, 2007.

 

Calvin David “Doc” Rivers

KANNAPOLIS – Mr. Calvin David “Doc  Rivers, age 65, died Sunday, May 6, 2007 at Northeast Medical Center.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. May 9 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield.

Burial was held in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

Visitation was 10-11 a.m., Wednes-day, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Rivers was a son of the late Pierce Wilson “Buddy” Rivers and Hazel Pricilla Tucker Rivers. He was a retired employee of Cannon Mills.

Surviving is his wife, Ola Mae Hayes Rivers of the home: a daughter Hazel Janet “Sissy” Anderson and husband David of Jefferson; grandchildren, Jacob and Tori Anderson; two aunts, Judy Tucker Wallace of Southern Pines, NC and Phyllis Tucker of Gastonia, NC.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 10, 2007.

 

Brenda Sue Williams

CHERAW – Brenda Sue Williams, 58, died, Monday, May 07, 2007. Born in Rock Hill, SE she was daughter of the Mary Steen Melton of Cheraw, SC and the late Robert C. Melton. She was a member of Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams was a nurse.

Surviving are her son, Jimmy (Donna) Williams, Jr., a daughter, Danielle (Robbie) Pace, her mother listed above, brothers, Robert E. Melton, James Michael Melton, Richard L. Mel-ton all of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Mary Ann (Kenny) Bradshaw of Hartsville, SC, grandchildren, Amberly Williams, Triston Williams, and Bailey Pace all of Cheraw.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. May 8, at Kiser Funeral Home.

A funeral was held at 4 p.m. May 9, at Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, May 10, 2007.

 

Ebbie Hoffman

MCBEE – Ebbie Hoffmann, 94, died May 7, 2007.

Funeral services were at 5 p.m. May 9, at Middendorf Baptist Church. The Rev. Don Rhyne and Ed Griggs officiated with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hoffman was a son of the late Wilford Franklin and Christine Isabel “Tina” Brown Hoffman. He was a member of Middendorf Baptist Church, a graduate of McBee High School in 1930, and received his pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina in 1933. He was a pharmacist for 69 years working first for Belamy Drug Co. in Wilmington, NC, then as owner of the Medical Arts Pharmacy in Lumberton, NC. During the 1980’s he was the recipient of the Lions Found-ation Award presented annually by the North Carolina Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth “Bess” Threatt Hoffmam; brothers, Ulyses G. Hoff-man, Wilford Hoffman, Frank Hoffman, William Hoffman, Sheldon Hoffman; sisters, Mary Ammons, Bessie May-nard, Margaret Merritt.

He is survived by Betty Hoffman of Cayce, Louise Hoffman of Patric, Gertrude Potts of Florence, Julia Lyman of Columbia, Sarah Haynes of Moreland, GA and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Middendorf Baptist Church

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 10, 2007.

 

Kelly Ann Moore

SOCIETY HILL –Kelly Ann Moree, 33 died May 5, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 7, at Walsh Neck Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Tom Rutan. A private burial was held at at a later date.

Kelley was born Marach 30, 1976, a daughter of Henry Boyd Moree and Ernestine Gainey Moree. Kelly graduated from West Florence High School in 1994. She later received her undergraduate gree in business administration from Barrington Uni-versity in Portland, ORR and later received her Master’s Degree in Business.

She enjoyed art and excelled in her ability to draw, as most of her works are displayed around her home. She liked music and loved to shop and was an equestrian prior to her illness.

Surviving is her grandmother, Eloise Keith Hicks of Society Hill, Sara Gainey (Tommy) Tyner of Byrdtown Comm-unity; two brothers, Henry Boyd “Hank” (Cammie) Moree, Jr. of Florence and Hunter Boyd Moree    of Society Hill and other relatives and friends.

The family received friends 4-6 p.m. May 6, at the funeral home and May 7, after services at Moree’s Sporting Preserve Clubhouse, Society Hill.

Memorials may be made to National Adrenal Diseases Foundation.

Kistler Hardee Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 10, 2007.

Vera E. Sellers

RUBY- Mrs. Vera E. Sellers, 93, died May 12, 2007.

 

Funeral services were d. 2 p.m. May 14, at Elizabeth Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church ceme­tery. 

   

Visitation was 1_2 p.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

 

Mrs. Sellers was born i Chesterfield, SC a daugh­ter of the late Robert Allison and Eva Tucker Melton. She was a retired employee of Sacony. Mrs. Vera was the oldest mem­ber of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, .Claude H. Sellers; a grandson, Mike Sellers; a brothel Arthur Melton, and a sis­ter, Ellen Broadaway.

 

Surviving is a son, Bobby (Joyce) Sellers of Ruby; two daughters, Avanella (Johnny) Shaw and Linda (James Charles) Thurman of Ruby; three grandchildren, Angie T. (Robert) Smith of Ruby, Pamela S.(Hal Walter of Mt. Croghan, and Ricky (Kelly) Sellers of Ruby; four great-­grand-children Michael Smith, Jonathan Walter, Alyssa and Seth Sellers.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder-Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 17, 2007.

Anna Jane .Robinson .

CHERW - Mrs. Anna Jane Robinson, 77, died May 6, 2007.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m  May 12, at Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw. Burial was in Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw.

 

Anna was born. July 16, 1929, a daughter of the late Willie and Anna Jane Smith. She was raised in Cheraw all her life and was educated in the local schools. Her spiritual life was shared by the former pastors of Pee Dee Baptist Church. Later she joined Word of Life Fellowship Church.

She held various posi­tions as' a domestic. She was later employed by Cheraw Police Department and then by the Chesterfield General Hospital for many years until she retired.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Louis Robinson; three siblings, Catherine Jefferson, Robert Smith and Willie Smith, Jr. and two babies.

 

Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth .Godfrey of New Castle, DE and Ruby Jefferson of Cheraw;  an adopted son,  Anthony Smith of Atlanta, GA; an adopted daughter, Donna Neal-Johnson of Eston, PA; a step-daughter,

 

Charity Robinson and a grandson, Mark Robinson both of New York City; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, May 17, 2007.

 

Mary Helen Liles Henderson

CHERAW – Mrs. Mary Helen Liles Henderson, 77, died April 23, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. April 28, Ramba Grove Missionary Baptist Church, McFarlan, NC.

The Rev. Lewis Blakney officiated.

Helen was a daughter of the late Henry Thomas Liles and Lula Lindsey Liles born Dec. 11, 1929 who was a loving mother, wife who helped raise many kinds in her neighborhood along with her own. Her education was received in the Anson County School system. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined Galilee AME Zion Church. She was married to Lonnie Hubert Henderson, to this union 15 children were born. She became a member of Ramah Grove Missionary Baptist Church after marriage and served on the Usher Board until her health failed.

Preceding her in death were two sons, Jackie and Prentiss Henderson; an adopted son, Jeffery Zinnermon; siblings, Mary Robinson, Sarah McCoy, Catherine Liles, Minnie McIver, Larry Liles and Willie Liles.

Surviving is her husband of 61 years; eight daughters, Elaine Henderson of the home: Wanda (Larry) Johnson, Helen Ratliff, Myrtle (Roger)McLain, Loretta (Everett) Gabrel all of Cheraw, Dorothy Seegars, Joanne (Frank) Lowery, Robin Ford all of Chesterfield; adopted daughter, Louise Simon of Chesterfield, five sons, Hubert (Alermie) Henderson of Cheraw, Ricky (Geraldine) Henderson, Johnny (Lottie) Henderson of Chesterfield, Nathaniel (Charity) Henderson of Irmo, Joseph (Cheryl) Henderson of Columbus, GA; 46 grandchildren; 40 great-grand children; three great-great-grand-children: seven sisters, Louise Town-send and Ruby Leach of Cheraw, Virginia McIver of McFarlan, Margie Leach, Maryon Judy Liles of Charlotte, NC, Maggie McRae of High point and Martha “Joyce” (Preston) Lewis of Wadesboro, NC; three brothers, Thomas “Mack” (Annie) Liles of New Jersey, James T. (Frances) Liles of Morvin, Charles (Liz) Liles of Springs, TX; two aunts, Cass Myers of New Jersey and Lelona Watson of Morvin, NC and other friends and relatives.

Smith’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, May 17, 2007.

 

Ramona Walker Johnson

CHERAW  - Ramona Walker Johnson, 70, died May 1, 2007.

Memorial services were held May 4, at Unity Funeral Home in Manhattan. Graveside services and burial were May 9, in Foundry Hill Cemetery in Cheraw.

Ramona was a daughter of the late Jessie Mae Robinson Walker and Howard Warren Walker born Dec. 12, 1936.

She was a 1955 graduate of Coulter Memorial Academy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Johnson and two brothers, Howard and and Walter Walker.

Surviving is daughter, Rosalyn W. Crosby of New York; a sister, Barbara J. Walker of Atlanta, GA; three

grandchildren, Natasha Brock, Robert Crosby and Kimberly Crosby; four great-grandchildren, Janssen Smalls, Mark Brock, Ja’Kim Nesmith and Rankim Raye; and other relatives and friends. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thurs-day, May 17, 2007.

 

Thomas Charles David Belk

CHESTERFIELD – Thomas Charles David Belk, 53, died May 5, 2007.

Funeral services at 3 p.m. May 10, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

Thomas was born to the late Johnnie Belk and Beulah Belk McFarlan on Jan. 21, 1954.

He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Chesterfield High School. He enrolled in the Army National Guard. Charles joined the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at an early age;  he served as a member of the young adult choir. He worked several jobs before beconing disabled.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Julius and John Robert Belk.

Surviving is his daughters, Peaches Belk and her Mother, Linda of Chesterfield: a step-son Kenneth Harrell of Mullins; three grandchildren of Millis; three sisters, Louever (Whithro) Chambers of Marshville, NC, Ola (Charles) Coqueran of New York, NY and hollie (Vannice) Dixon of Chesterfield; an uncle, Eugene (Shirley)  McFarlan of Fredericksburg, VA; two aunts, Lossie Garris of Wadesboro, NC and Annie Blue of Carthage, NC and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, May 17, 2007.

 

Baby Miracle Devine Lemon

CHERAW – Miracle Devine Lemon, infant, died May 8, 2007.

Funeral services were at 6 p.m. May 11, at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. Min. Pearlie Ellerbe officiated.

Miracle was born May 8, a daughter of Angela Lemon and Brian Covington.

Surviving is a sister, Rickelle Little John; grandparents, Mary Davis and the late Johnny Lemon Jr., Renee Covington and the late Henry Covington and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, May 17, 2007.

 

Margaret Susan Griggs McLauchlin

CHERAW – Margaret Susan Griggs MaLauchlin, 89, died Friday, May 11, 2007. Born in Morven, NC she was the daughter of the late Allan Dupree and Minnie Estelle Bowman Griggs. She was the widow of John C. McLauchlin to whom she was married for 59 years. She was a graduate of Eas Carolina University and taught in the public school system for 25 years, retiring in 1977. Mrs McLauchlin was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 65 years where she served as a nursery school teacher for many years. In later years, she was secretary/treasurer of the Ladies Bible Class. She received an award in 1998for Honorary Membership in the Women of the Church. She loved working with flowers, especially her roses, working with small children, but above all, she was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by a son, John Calvin McLauchlin, Jr. of Cheraw; daughters, Martha (Kenny) Martin of Winnsboro, Ann (David) Williams of Asheboro, NC, Jean (Roy) Allison of Cheraw: six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The McLauchlin Family will received friends 6-8 p.m. May 14 at Kiser Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. May 15, at First Presbyterian Church with burial in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 522, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to any charity of choice.

Kiser Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, May 17, 2007.

 

Connelly Burgin (C.B.) Berry

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – Connelly Burgin (C.B.) Berry died May 15, 2007. Born in Anson County, North Carolina, Nov. 12, 1919, he was the son of Lula Porter Berry and Gilmer Connelly Berry. The family later moved to Chesterfield County where he graduated from Cheraw High School. Mr. Berry graduated from South-eastern Commercial College, completed civil engineering drafting courses at USC, and served from 1941 to 1945 in the Navy.

Surviving him are Dallas Wallace Berry, his wife of 61 years; three daughters, Sandra Berry Nettles and her husband, Robert Nettles of Charleston, Bobbie Berry Lackey of Columbia, and Dallas (Cissy) Berry Hulon and her husband, William (Artie) Hulon, of North Myrtle Beach; two brothers, William Bart Berry and John West Berry and a sister, Eloise Berry Gruber of Little River, SC; five grandchildren, Charlie Suggs, Christa Suggs Riley and her husband, Matt Riley, Chelsey Lawrimore Watts and her husband Joseph Watts, Madison Moore and Kaitlyn Moore and two great-grandchildren, Andrews Riley and Jayden Watts. There are five step grandchildren, Mason Nettles, Sarah Nettles, John Nettles, Britney Hulon, Jordan Hulon and Blake Hulon.

Mr. Berry is predeceased by two brothers, Henderson Porter Berry and Zebulon Vance Berry, a sister, Lucille Berry Morgan; and a grandchild, Martha Roberta Suggs.

Mr. Berry published Berry’s Blue Book in 2006, a compilation of over 50 years of his interviews of hundreds of people predominately in the low country but also throughout the Carolinas. He wrote a weekly column in the SUN NEWS and extensively for historical publications. When Crescent Beach was incorporated in 1951, he was a charter member of the town council and was elected mayor in 1956 and later, 1966. He was the last mayor prior to the forming of North Myrtle Beach, SC. He owned a lumber mill for twelve years and in 1957 opened his Professional Land Surveyor business. He retired in 2006.

In 1972, Mr. Berry was instrumental in acquiring the land and became chairman of Vereen Gardens in Little River,(a 120 acre park on the Intracoastal Waterway), and in 1988 his efforts were recognized with an outstanding achievement award for national conservation by the augters of the American Revolution. As chairman of the Horry County Historic Preservation Commission, Mr. Berry helped obtain facilities for the Horry County Museum and was awarded the Earnest Richardson Memorial Award for exceptional service. He was a founder of the Horry County Historical Society and its quarterly Journal and tours. In 1998, he was awarded the Waccamaw Award from Costal Carolina for historical preservation. Mr. Berry was a charter member and Paul Harris Fellow of the North Myrtle Beach Rotary Club.

Mr. Berry was a founding member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mortgage Elimination fund of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

Visitations will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at McMillan-Small Funeral Home, North Myrtle Beach.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. May 18, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church with Dr. Chris Carlisle officiating. Burial will follow at Southeastern Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach. McMillan-Small Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, May 17, 2007.

 

Justin Kyle Parker

NORTH CHARLESTON – Mr Justin Kyle Parker, 34, died May 11, 2007.

Funera services were at 4 p.m. May 14, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 3-4 p.m. Monday prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Parker was a son of Edward E. Parker, III and Teresa Anne Huntley. He was a graduate of  Chesterfield High School and a member of

Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Justin was a beloved son, grandson, brother and friend to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Mickie Parker and James Morris.

Surviving is his father, Edward Ellis Parker, III and wife Cindy of Charleston; mother, Teresa Anne Huntley and husband Larry of Chesterfield; two brothers, Edward Ellis Parker, IV of Charleston and Larry Brendan Huntley, Jr. of Chesterfield; five sisters,  Melissa Lynn Hickman of Myrtle Beach, Susan Marie Seiler of California, Mindy Rene Parker, Amanda Rae Parker and Mary Elizabeth Hanna Huntley all of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of  arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 17, 2007.

 

Wilbert Steen

PAGELAND – Mr. Wilbert Steen, 75, died May 12, 2007.

Graveside services were at 4 p.m. May 15, at Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

Wilbert was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Claude, and Sib Steen and by a sister Maybelle Sten.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 17, 2007.

 

Terry M. Hensley

CHERAW –Mr. Terry M. Hensley, 84, died May 16, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. May 19, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Hensley was a son of the Late Clyde Holbrook Hensley, Sr. and Lola Foster Hensley. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Terry enjoyed building bird houses for his friends, growing flowers, and was an avid sports fan. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and was preceded in death by his daughter, Joan Webster.

Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Christine Lynch Hensley of the home; two daughters, Brenda J. Dillard of the home and Vickie A. (Ricky) Gaskins of Chesterfield; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Clyde Hensley, Jr. of Simpsonville; three half-sisters, Etrulia Redick of Greenwood, Dorothy Cooley of Simpsonville, and Katherine Hensley of Columbia.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield, P.O. Box 293, Chester-field, SC 29709 or Westfield Crook Baptist Church, 316 Westfield Church Road, Cheraw, SC 29520

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Edward C. Kler

CHERAW – Mr. Edward C. Kler, 87, died may 15, 2007.

Graveside services with full military rites were held May 17, at Chatham Memorial Gardens with Rev. Woodrow Smith, son of the deceased, officiating.

Mr. Kler was born October 21, 1919, a son of the late Rudolph and Anna Kler. He served 20 years in the United States Navy as a boatswain Mate First class and later as a recruiting officer in Florence, South Carolina. He traveled extensively while in the Navy and was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for two years. After retirement from the Navy he worked for the United States Postal Service for 20 years. His love for the water and fishing was evident in that he managed a camp ground in Norfolk, Virginia after retire-ment. After moving to Wallace, he worked for Weller and then later at Lyon T.V. and Radio.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Juanita Quick Kler; a son, Woodrow Smith (Betty) of Greer; two daughters, Gloria Hardwidk (A.D.) of Mullins and Sue Craven (Wendall) of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Sanski and Jennie McLauglin of New Jersey and other relatives and friends.

Norton Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Robbie Fay Burr

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Rpbbie Fay Burr, 37, died May 17, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 20, at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial was held in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Saturday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Burr was a son of Donnie Fay and Frances Marie Wilmoth Burr. He was a graduate of  Chesterfield High School and a foreman of Hanson Aggregates Inc. Robbie was a former member of the SC National Guard.

Surviving is his wife, Linda Sue Hyatt Burr of the home; a daughter, Skylar Marie Burr of the home; two sisters, Rita (Dennis) Gulledge of Ruby and Michelle (Timothy) Sellers of Chester-field and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Skylar Marie Burr Scholarship Fund, C/o Sentry Bank & Trust, P.O. Box 517, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Marvin Douglas Ratley

CHERAW – Marvin Douglas Ratley, 74, died May 18, 2007.

He was a son of the late James Marvin and Veta Duncan Ratley. He loved NASCAR and Flying. He was a retired car dealer.

Surviving are his sons, Michael Ratley, and Donnie Ratley both of Cheraw; daughters, Doris (Kenny) Miles of Pageland, Teresa Self of Cheraw; a brother, Brian Ratley of McCall; a sister, Barbara Spencer of Cheraw; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, May 21, 2007 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. SC.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 22 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. A graveside service at 4:30 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Dillon.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

James Randolph Wright

CHESTERFIELD-  Mr. James Randolph Wright, 78, died May 20, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 23, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Wright was a son of the late James Duncan and Margie Rainwater Wright. He was a retired member of the S.C. National Guard with 22 years of service. He will always be remembered for cruising around town in his 1952 black Ford pick-up truck.

Mr. Wright was preceded in death by a nephew, James Cagle.

Surviving is two sisters, Lola Wright Cagle of Columbia and Swansa Wright Overcash of Kannapolis, NC and other relatives and friends.

Memorial may be made to Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chester-field, SC 29709 or to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29212

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The

Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Paul Blake Coleman

CHERAW – Mr. Paul Blake Coleman, 51, died May 15, 2007

He was a son of Pansy Jean Lewis Coleman Smith of Cheraw and the late Elmer Blake Coleman. He had been a member of the Cheraw Lions Club for 8+ years. He was an employee of Carolina Canners and had received an award for 15 years of service. Paul was an avid fisherman, enjoyed NASCAR and the Atlanta Braves. He assisted with local high school football games, working with the officials on the “Chain Crew.”

Surviving are his son, Brian Coleman; a daughter, Dana Coleman, and two brothers, Eddie “Pee Wee” Coleman and Kenny Coleman all of Cheraw.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. (TODAY) Thursday, May 24, at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Wylma Turner Dalrymple

CHERAW – Wylma Turner Dalrymple, 84, died April 28, 2007.

She was a daughter of the late George Milton and Flora Mae Thompson Turner. She was a member of Cheraw First Baptist and the NHS. She was a retired bookkeeper.

Surviving are her son, Wilson Jack Dalrymple of Cheraw; a daughter, Deloris Limehouse of Central; a sister, Ann Beasley of Hartsville; five Grand-children and eight great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas McLeod Darynple and a daughter, Peggy D. Wilson.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. April 30, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. May 1, in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to: Cheraw First Baptist, PO Box 337, Cheraw SC 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Howard Nelson Fells, Jr.

CHERAW – Mr. Howard Nelson Fells, Jr., 62, died May 10, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 15, at Reid’s Funeral Home Chapel, Cheraw. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery. Rev. Jeffery Adams officiated.

Howard was born Sept. 1, 1944, a son of the late Howard Nelson Fells, Sr. and Ruth Ross Fells.

Mr. Fells received his education at Ruther Glenn High School in Ruther Glenn, Va. He worked for Annadale Asphalt and Paving Cooperation for 20 years and Coca-Cola Bottling Company for 10 years in Alexandria, Va.

Surviving is his wife of 41 years, Margaret Short Fells; his children, Tanya Fells, Detrice R. (Ruben) Ware, and Howard Dexter Fells; grand-children, Cashmere R. Fells, Howard D. Fells, Shanina P. Fells and Paris Fells; step-father, John Lee Jackson and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Kalifah La’Trale Isaac

CHESTERFIELD – Kalifah La’Trale Isaac, 1, died May 16, 2007.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. May 19,at Piney Grove Baptist Church.

Lalifah was born Aug. 26, 2005, a daughter of Kimbley Sellers and Donnie Isaac. She was a beautiful sweet loving child, that had a sime that could bright a room. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and anyone who came in contact with her.

Surviving are two sisters, Lateefah Sellers and Monifah Glasper; grand-mother, Geneva Sellers; step-grandmother, Rev. Dr. Mattie Malachi;

 

grandmothers, Valarie Chapman and Detha Isaac; great-grandmother, Maggie Sellers; grandfathers, Willie Malachi and Ray Hawkins; aunts, Varee Chapman and Monica Sellers; daddies, Jonnas Chapman and Eric Wilson.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

LeeRoy McDonald

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. LeeRoy McDonald, 63, died May 16, 2007.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. May 20, at grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel.

LeeRoy was born Sept. 14, 1943, a son of the late Madeline Wilkins and Thomas McDonald, Sr. He attended the public schools in Cheraw. He held several jobs and owned several businesses. He was last employed with INA USA Corporation for 23 years until his health prevented him from working.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vernita “Dee” McDonald and a brother, Tyrone McDonald.

Surviving is his wife of 43 and a half years, Florence McDonald; two sons, Alexander McDonald and Alva (Priscilla) Sanders both of Cheraw; two daughters, Chante (Moses) Walls and Dana (James) Streater of Cheraw; five grandchildren, Alex Jr., Calvin, and Victoria McDonald, Leonisha Jackson, and Hillary Walls, all of Cheraw; three brothers, Thoams (Bernitha) McDonald of Philadelphia, Pa., Glenn McDonald of Bennettsville and James McDonald of Cheraw; a sister, Louester McDonald of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

John Curtis Freeman

CHERAW - Mr. John Curtis Freeman, 51, died May 15, 2007.

Funeral services were at noon, May 19, at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw.

Curtis grew up in Cheraw and attended the public schools, For 27 years he was employed at Delta Mills until its closure. Then he was later employed at First Baptist Church until his health failed.

Surviving is his wife, India; step-children, Donquell and Garreth Speller; six sisters, Lucille Vincent of Washing-ton, DC, Evangeline (Ed) Easterling of Bennettsville, Fredericia (Jonathan) Graves of Cheraw, Felecia (James) Brown of Morven, Carol (Louis) Carper of Wallace and Kennethia (Robert) Freeman of Cheraw; five brothers, Elvis (Carrie) Freeman, Anthony (Linda) Freeman of Cheraw, and Stanton (Marilyn) Freeman of Wades-boro, NC and other relatives and friends.

Groms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Bessie Davis

CHERAW – Mrs. Bessie Davis, 64, died May 13, 2007

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. May 19, at Triumph Church, Cheraw.

Bessie was a daughter of the late Curtis Davis, Sr. and Flora Sellers Davis, born Dec. 23, 1942. She grew up in Cheraw. At an early age she left South Carolina and resided in New York for over 40 years. Throughout her life she attended various churches in Cheraw and New York.

She was preceded in death by seven siblings.

Surviving are four daughters, Aleen (Bob) Fishchetti, Diana Davis, Paula Davis, and China Davis; three sons, Allen Davis, Maarlon (Yazmenda) Davis and Robert Davis; two brothers, Curtis (Katie) Davis, Jr., George (Darlene) Davis; three sisters, Gloria (Bobby) Merriman, Flora Braybory and Min. Joann Davis Gaston; 22 grand-children and nine great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Phillip Jerome Peterson, Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Phillip Jerome Peterson, Jr., 55, died May 11, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 19, at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel.

Phillip was born June 28, 1951, a son of the late Phillip and Lucille Bloomfield Peterson.

He attended Long High School and graduated in 1970. He worked at the Pepsi-Cola plant in Chesterfield County for many years and also Professional Cleaners. He later married Sally Gor-don.

Surviving are five sons, Ashton (Bobbie Jo) Peterson, Michael (Sachell) Peterson, Gregory (Samantha) Peter-son, Christopher Peterson and Jamie Streater; three step-daughters, Lemare (Rev. Michael) Warren, Thom-asina Gordon and Wanda Peterson; 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Mary E. (John) Pegues, Rowena P. McGuinn and Doretha P. Benton; a brother, Ernest J. (Helen) Peterson all of Cheraw; seven auntsk, Hettie P. Hughes and Celia Floyd of Cheraw, Rosie Hall and Peralie M Walker of Brooklyn, NY, Corine Sneed, Ethel (Alex) Belcher, Pearline Brewer of Newark, NJ; two uncles, Larry (Josephine) Peterson and Horace (Loris) Bloomfield of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Patsy Barlow Threlkeld

ROCKINGHAM – Mrs. Patsy Barlow Threlkeld, 60, died May 19, 2007.

Memorial services were at 11 a.m. May 21, at Cobb Memorial Baptist Church, Rev. Brian Bohannon, Rev. Scott Setzer and Lee McDonald officiating.

Patsy was born Oct. 9, 1946, a daughter of the late Curtis James Barlow and Bertha Leejay Roscoe Bar-low. She was an inspector for Takata Corp.

The family received friends at the home of Cissy Bailey in Rockingham, NC.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Wix and a brother, Richard Barlow.

Surviving are her daughters, Cissy (Shannon) Bailey of Rockingham, NC, Tonja (Clark) Benton of Troy; a son, David (Lisa) Caulder of Clawson, MI; a brother, Ronald Barlow of Locust; two sisters, Saundra (Peewee) Shaw of Wallace and Wanda (John) Eudy of Locust; seven grandchildren, Michelle and Kristen Benton of Rockingham, NC, Matthew and Taylor Bailey of Rockingham, NC, Jessica, Josh and Daniel Caulder of MI.

Memorials may be made to Cobb Memorial Baptist Church, 108 Safie Sixth Street, Rockingham, NC 28379.

Harrington Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 24, 2007.

 

Leona Davis Purvis

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Leona Davis Purvis, 60, died May 26, 2007.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. May 29, at Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tues-day prior to the service at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Purvis was a daughter of Annie Mae Poston Davis and the late James Lee Davis. She war a retired cafeteria worker at Edwards Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Thomas “Bill” Purvis; a daughter, Ann Purvis and three brothers, Jackie, Eddie, and Pete Davis.

Surviving is a son, Michael Thomas Purvis; daughter, Sue Anne Purvis of Chesterfield; a sister, Shirley D. John-son of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 31, 2007.

 

Mildred Ratliff Wilks

RUBY – Mrs. Mildred Ratliff Wilks, 78, died May 27, 2007.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. May 30, at White Oak Presbyterian Church, Ruby.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 29, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Burial was held in the church demetery.

Mrs. Wilkes was born June 19, 1928, a daughter of the late Dennis Grady and Mary Rebecca Allen Ratliff. She was a homemaker. Mildred was a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church and also attended Clanton Plains Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a Sister Blanche Allen.

Surviving is her husband, Dewey L. Wilks of the mohe; a son, Ronald W. (Allison) Wilks of Columbia; daughter, Rebecca W. (John) Patterson of Columbia; two brothers, John Ratliff of Hawaii and Roy Ratliff of McCall; a sister, Ruby Poole of Virginia and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to The American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29212.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 31, 2007.

 

James Roachel Eason

JEFFERSON – Mr. James Roachel Eason, 70, died May 25, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 27, at Southside Ministries in Page-land.

Burial was in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Eason was born in Chesterfield County, a son f the late Bo and Corrina Johnson Eason. He was a retired cotton gin operator and a member of Southside Ministries in Pageland SC.

James was preceded in death by a son, Donald Eason; a daughter Judy Wallace; a grandchild, Casey Ann Wright; five brothers, Roland, Olin, Frank, Jessie, and Bo Eason, and a sister Rosa Lee Eason.

Surviving is his wife, Irene Black Eason of the home; ason, James Eason of Jefferson; three daughters, Debra (Tim) Melton of Ruby, Margaret Eason of Jefferson, and Susan Rodrigues of Pageland; a brother, Joe Eason of Kentucky; two sisters, Annie Eason of Jefferson and Rhoda Vincent of Pageland; 20 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 31, 2007.

 

LeRoy “Tony” Isaac

ATLANTA, GA – LeRoy “Tony” Isaac, 42. died May 19, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 27, at Grooms Funeral Home, Rev. James Rand officiating. Burial was held in Mount Mary Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick.

LeRoy was the son of LeRoy and Margaret Ruben Isaac. He was born March 7, 1965. He was  educated in Chesterfield County public schools. Many knew him from his days of working in the auto industry.

Surviving is his wife, Patricia Wright Isaac of the home; a son, LeRoy Isaac III of Atlanta, Ga.; three daughters, Cynthia and Latricia Isaac of Cheraw; Shakwitta Wright of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Wanda and Rhonda Isaac of Cheraw; four brothers, James T. (Aleean) Isaac of Wallace, Anthony and Shawn Isaac of Cheraw, Corey Jackson of Cheraw; five grandchildren; a grandson, Ja’Rhon Graham; seven aunts; three uncles and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 31, 2007.

 

Alama Jean Moore

BROOKLYN, NY –Alama Jean Moore, 53, died May 18, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 26, at Salem Baptist Church, Chester-field. Burial was in Chesterfield Com-munity Cemetery.

Alma was born Nov. 12, 1953 to the late James Thomas Moore, Sr. and Alma Moore. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School in 1971, and attended New York Technical College, where she received an associate degree, She was a resident of Brooklyn, NY and later moved to Gouldsboro, Penn., for seven years after her retirement. She worked at Guardian Life Insurance Company from 1971 to 1981. She joined the New York Police Departent from 1981 to 1999. During this time she was promoted to detective and later retired from the 90th Precinct. She was a dedicated officer who worked in many different areas within the department such as homicide, narcotics and domestic violence, etc.

She was a member of Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. She was also a member of the New York City Police Department Guardian Association.

Surviving is a daughter, Ebony Welch of Gouldsboro, Penn.; two sisters, Emma R. Rmmore of Brooklyn, NY and Lillie J. Moore of Scranton, Penn.: four brothers, James T. Moore, Jr. of the Bronx, NY, Donnie B. Moore and Bennie F. Moore, both of Chesterfield of Brooklyn,NY; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 31, 2007.

 

Prince Humphrey, Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Prince Humphrey, Jr. 77, died may 23, 2007.

Funerall services were held Sunday at Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Prince was a son of the late Prince and Mackie Myers Humphrey born Dec. 7, 19229.

Surviving are three daughters, Valtine (Theodore) Streater of Cheraw, Sandra Fontenot of Fayetteville, NC and Kathy E. Humphrey of Boston, MA; a son, Jeffery Byrd of Spartanburg; six grandchildren, Cedric Streater of Columbia. Amirah Key of Greensboro, NC, Jeffery Gantt of Newberry, Jereny and Quinton Byrd of Sparatanburg and Tony Graham, Jr. of Boston, MA; four great-grandchildren, Jeffery Gantt, Jr., Kesleigh Gantt and Marquise and Marquie Byrd; three sisters, Elizabth H. Wilson and Dollie H. McClendon of Cheraw and Yvonne H. (Cory) Burke of Beaufort; a brother, Wilson of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 31, 2007.

 

 Theodore “Bill” Powe

CHESTERFIELD – Theodore “Bill” Powe, 67, died May 23, 2007.

Funeral services were at May 28, at Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Timothy Powe, Willie Powe and Clarence Powe; and a sister, Lourine P. Weston.

Surviving is a sister Shirley Ann (George) Burell of Bowie, MD; a brother, Arthur L. Powe of Cheraw a cousin, Ann P. Davis of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage is in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 31, 2007.

 

Harold Scott

WILLINGBORO, NJ – Mr. Harold Scott, 82, died.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. May 26, at Grooms Funeral Home. Rev. R. E. Blount officiating.

Harold was born March 24, 1925, a son of the late Fred Taylor and Pearl Scott. He received his education in Culpepper, Va. He accepted Christ at an early age at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Buena, Va. He then moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where he worked for Inquirer Newspaper.

In 1943, he joined the United States Army until 1946 and received numerous medals of accommodations from serving in World War II. Later he moved to New York where he worked for General Motors Company and retired in 1971 when his health failed.

In 1979 he moved to Willingboro, NJ, where he lived until his death.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Leshon Sellers.

Surviving is his wife, Clarrese Nivens Scott; two daughters, Denise Scott of Cheraw and Yvonne Taggart of Philadelphia, Pa.; a son, Harold Scott, Jr.; four grandchildren, Tondrea (David) Walls of Cheraw, Jacquana Walker of Willingboro, NJ, Robert E. Jackson of Cheraw and Harold Jackson of Beale AFB California; three grand-children in Philadelphia, Gregory Coles, Aaliyah Taggart, Adrienne Taggart, and Harold Scott III; nine great-grandchildren, four of them being Bobby L. Watson, Jr., Sharrese J. Watson, Davondrea Walls and David Walls all of Cheraw; a great-great-granddaughter, an aunt, Ruth Wilson of Philadelphia, PA and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, May 31, 2007.

 

Martha Elizabeth Chambers Melton Kollock

CHESTERFIELD - Martha Elizabeth Chambers Melton Kollock, 68, died on May 30, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. June 2, at Grandview Presbyterian Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Martha was born Oct. 22, 1938, the daughter of the late James Chambers and Henrietta C. Smith.

She was a graduate of the historical Gary High School, Chesterfield, an active member of Grandview Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon and Elder, as president of Presbyterian Women and numerous other committees, a Life Member of the NAACP, where she served on the executive board as chair for the Women of the Year, State Conference Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and a member of Forest Dale Chapter O.E.S. 379, where she served as Worthy Matron for many years.

Over the years Martha was active in Chesterfield County Democratic Party. She was elected to the State Democratic Party Executive Com-mittee, where she served two terms. She was appointed to the Chesterfield County Election Com-mission by the Legislative Delegation. In 2004 she was selected as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in Boston.

Martha volunteered for many community activities such as Community Action Agency, PTA and various agencies that supported the wellness of individuals within the community.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Jacob Chambers, Alexander (Alec) Chambers, Harry Smith and Frank Smith.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda A. Melton (Thomas) Morman of Rockingham, NC and Marietta Melton of Chesterfield; two sons, Rufus Michael (Alveta) Melton of Charlotte, NC and Victor R. (Collette) Melton of Grand Prairie, TX; a sister, Virginia Lisenby of Chesterfield; two brothers, Henry (Shirley) Small of Hollywood, Fla. And Robert L. Smith of Charlotte, NC; eight grandchildren, Rufus Michael (Tonya) Melton, Jr. of Pageland, Felicia D. Melton of Chesterfield, Marcia R. Melton of Greenville, Minessa M. Melton of Greenville, Susan J. (Richard) Admill of Charlotte, NC, Ezekiel L. Melton of Monroe, NC, Karissa R. Melton of Richmond, Va. And Taylor M. Melton of Grand Prairie, TX; 19 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, June 7, 2007.

 

Wylma Gwendolyn Yvonne Mars-hall Pickett

CHERAW - Wylma Gwendolyn Yvonne Marshall Pickett, 74, died.

She was born April 27, 1933, daughter of Flossie Hemphill Marshall and the late Henry Louis Marshall.

Yvonne graduated high school from Coulter Memorial Academy, Cheraw; received her Bachelor of Science degree from Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, did further study at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and received her M.E. degree from South Carolina College (now University), Orangeburg. She was employed as a teacher at Booker T. Washington High, Columbia; Long Jr. High, Cheraw; Kershaw County Schools Jackson Elementary; Wateree Elementary; Jackson Jr. High and Camden High School, where she retired as chairman of the mathematics department. She was a member and supporter of several educationa, social, civic and charitable organizations.

Her early life began at Cheraw Second Presbyterian Church (now Geroge Waldo Long Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), where at times she, her father, and grandmother, Iva Hemphill, were the only ones at Wednesday prayer meetings. After moving to Camden she became a member of Camden Second Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), where she served as Bible school teacher, Clerk of Session, Trustee, church musician, Treasurer and Moderator of Presbyterian Women. A Life Member and Gold Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Yvonne was a charter member of the local chapter, Iota Omega Omega, where she served in several offices.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Reid Pickett, Jr.

Surviving are her mother; two sons, Elmer Louis (Donna, Ph.D., M.D.) and Charlton Judson, M.D. (Dena) of Evans and Augusta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Sydney Yvonne, Charlton Judson, Jr., Madison Hannah and Seth Reid and other relatives and friends. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, June 7, 2007.

 

Brenda Berry Goodwin

CHERAW - Brenda Berry Goodwin, 63, died June 4, 2007.

Funeral services will be (TODAY), June 7, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, with burial in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive frinds 1-2 p.m. prior services in the church parlor.

Brenda was a daughter of the late John Raymond and Susanne Meares Berry. She was a former employee of Wachovia Bank and was secretary at Cheraw Elementary School for over 19 years until her retirement. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, Circle No. 3, served on the Worship Committee and Altar Guild. She was active as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader.

Surviving is her husband, John Clyde Goodwin, Jr.; a son, John Clyde Goodwin, III, (Shara); a daughter, Amanda Goodwin Moorhead (Trip) of Ft. Mill; three brothers, John W. Berry of Dillon, Gerald M. Berry (Alicia) of Dillon and Lawrence Raymond Berry (Dorothy) of Osprey Beach, Fla.; and grandchildren, John William and Sarah Elizabeth Moorhead of Ft. Mill.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Circle No. 3, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, June 7, 2007.

 

Jimmy Lilly

 SEATTLE, WA - Jimmy Lilly, 58, died May 16, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel, Cheraw. Burial was held in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace.

Jimmy was born May 10, 1949, a son of the late Marie Lilly. He was educated in the Marlboro County Public Schools and attended Kollock School. After joining the Job Corp he moved to Seattle, WA, where he lived for 42 years. He was employed by Schuchart Corporation for seven years. While in Seattle he attended Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Willie Jean Lilly and two brother, Troy Lilly and Billy Lilly.

Surviving is his fiancé, Vernice Allen; children, Jason Vriezena, Anna Lilly and Demetris Powell all of Seattle, WA; five children, CasSandra Moore, Cheryl Moore, Devon Moore, Adrian Allen and Richard (Ujima) Moore; three sisters, Viola Harrington of Seattle, WA, Betty Jean Williams and Dorothy (Henry) Foster all of Wallace; two brothers, Jerry (Linda) Ingram and Edward Charles Lilly of Brooklyn, NY; four aunts, Katie Short of Greenville, Lenora Pegues of Wallace, Ethel Boomer of Brooklyn, NY and Lafaye Keith of Currie, NC; three uncles, Adam Harrington of Wallace, Robert Lee Harrington of Orangeburg and Horace Harrington of Brooklyn, NY; 21 grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, June 7, 2007.

 

Robert McManus

CHESTERFIELD - Robert McManus, 61, died May 29, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. June 3, at Robinson AME Zion Church. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery

Robert was born May 14, 1946, a son of the late Owens Sr. and Corine Morrison McManus. He received his education in the public schools of Cheraw. He worked for Burlington Ind. for many years after which he worked for Stone Containers, Inc., where he worked until he became disabled in 1989.

He received Christ at an early age and attended Wesley United Methodist Church. He loved football and pool.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Owens Jr.; two sisters, Anna Mae Gary and Earline Brown.

Surviving is his wife, Marian "Susie" McManus; daughter, Debra (Charles) of Irvington, NJ; sons, Robert Jr. (Peggy) of Indian Trail, NC, Vernode and Dewayne (Teresa) both of Charlotte, NC; five sisters, Marilyn (Joseph) Campbell of Patrick, Anne (Thomas) Taylor of Cheraw, Barbara Braxton of Bronx, NY, Margaret McManus of Manhattan, NY and Alexzine Wiggham of Virgina; four brothers, John McManus and George McManus of Bronx, NY, Brian McManus and Harvey Morris of Cheraw; 10 grandchildren, Jeraylle, Desmond, Andre, Aude, Demarcus, Jasmine, Yoshua, Saajada, Malachi, Gabrielle and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, June 7, 2007.

 

Albert Ryan Grubb

CHERAW - Albert Ryan Grubb, 74, died May 29, 2007.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. June 3, at Grooms Funeral Home, Rev. Robert L. Eford officiating. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Cemetery.

Albert was born March 13, 1933, a son of the late Albert and Louise Grubb. He attended the public schools of New York City and attended College there also. He worked as an office manage before moving with his family to Cheraw.

He was a member of Temple of Deliverance Church here in Cheraw. He also established his own business, Grubb Pest Control.

Surviving is his wife, Min. Ernestine Grubb; two sons, Ellis Keith (Crystal) Grubb and Erik La'Mont (Brenda) Grubb; six grandchildren, Lakeithia Grubb, Tondavian Wilson, September Grubb, Erik Hardison, Elijah Grubb (deceased), Elisha Grubb and Kayla Grubb; two brothers, Rev. Leroy (Rosa Mae) Waddell and Willie (Joyce) Waddell; two sisters, Lena (Percy) Spellman and Evangelist Barbara Rock; three brothers, Carroll Garvin, Charlie Benton and Min. Gerald Lovelady.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, June 7, 2007.

 

Ethel Lee Harrington Garrett

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Ethel Lee Harrington Garrett, 70, died May 20, 2007. She was the widow of Thomas H. Garrett. Ethel was a member of Church of The Living God Temple No. 1, where she was a member of the choir, Mother's Board and Culinary Committee.

Funeral services were held May 26, at 10 a.m. at Stuart Mortuary, with calling there on may 25, 4-8 p.m. Burial was held in Lincoln Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Surviving are her children, Brenda Buchanan, Albert Harrington, Deborah Bryant and Anthony Garrett; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Bessie White and brother, James. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, June 7, 2007.

 

James Thomas Williams, Jr.

CHRISTIANBURG, VA - James Thomas (Tommy) Williams, Jr., 89, died May 1, 2007.

He was born Dec. 16, 1917, the son of the late James Thomas and Bessie Chappell Williams. Mr. Williams moved to Christiansburg in 1966 and served as President of the Bank of Christiansburg (now Wachovia) for 14 years until his retirement December 31, 1981. His banking career began in Richmond with the Bank of Commerce & Trusts in 1936. A veteran of World War II, he was an infantry sergeant and fought in the North African Campaign with the 34th Infantry Division (Red Bull), where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. After returning from service, he married Harriette Owens in 1944. He was employed by the National Bank of South Carolina, Sumter, as Assistant Cashier and later by Peoples Bank of Cheraw, SC as Executive Vice President and CEO.

A graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Rutger's University in 1959, he served two terms as a member of the Board of the Virginia Bankers' Association. Mr. Williams was an elder in Christiansburg Presbyterian Church, and a member and former president of the Christiansburg-Blacksburg Rotary Club where he was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. A member and former president of the Christiansburg-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, he received the Distinguished Citizen Award from that organization in 1987. He served two terms as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Montgomery Regional Hospital. He served on the Board of Directors of Warm Hearth, Inc. (a retirement community) for 26 years and during that time he was vice-chairman and corporate treasurer. Warm Hearth was an organization to which he gave dedicated service since the time of its beginning in 1976. He was also a former member of the Bank of Floyd board of directors. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting and competitive trap shooting. He was a member of the Isaac Walton Gun Club and the Virginia Trap-shooters Association.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Louise Purdy Williams, and a sister, Louise W. Griffith, Crozet, VA.

Surviving is his wife, Harriette Purdy Williams, one daughter, Anne W. (E. Hope) Shuford, Jr., Cheraw; a son, James (Jimmy) Thomas, III, and Harriet (Lester) Williams, Christians-burg; one sister, Marion W. Watson, Dallas, TX; six grandchildren: Anne Hope Shuford Thomas (Benjie), of Morganton, NC; Edward H. Shuford, III (Ansley), of Aiken, SC; Virginia Shuford Cox (Ricky), and Margaret P. Shuford, all of Florence, David T. Williams (Kati) of Blacksburg, VA, and James P. Williams and wife Nicole (Fougere), of Richmond, VA.; nine great-grandchildren, Drew, Charlotte and Bryon Thomas, Morganton, NC; Jake and Ella Hope Shuford, Aiken, Caleb and Gracyn Cox, Florence and Maggi and Hayli Williams, Blacksburg, VA.

Visitation was 5-8 p.m. May 4, at Horne Funeral Home.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. May 5, at Christiansburg Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. Don Makin, followed by graveside services at Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg.

Memorials may be made to Christians-burg Presbyterian Church, 107 West Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073 or Warm Hearth, Inc., 2603 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thurs-day, June 7, 2007.

 

Paul W. Turner

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Paul W. Turner, 88, died June 1, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 3, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 4-6 p.m. June 2, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Turner was a son of the late John Wesley "Jack" and Pearlie Mae Burr Turner. He was a retired Building Contractor. Mr. Turner was a member of Oakland Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon since 1959, and also served in various other offices in the church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion Post 74.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Griggs Turner; a granddaughter, Barbie Davis; three brothers, Hardy, Coleman, and David Turner, and by a sister, Naomi McDonald.

Surviving is a son, D. Faye (Emily) Davis of Chesterfield; three daughters, Janet (Jim) Gaddy of Chesterfield, Mary (Edwin) Gibson of Laurinburg, NC and Jean (Rev. Julian) Cato of Chesterfield; four sisters, Lois Gaskins of Chesterfield, Ethelene Grant of Greensboro, NC, Iris McKnight and Margie Dew of Chesterfield;10 grandchildren and 16 great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church "Building Fund" c/o Janice Sowell 749 T.S. Sellers Rd. Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 7, 2007.

 

Ted C. Boyles

RUBY - Mr. Ted C. Boyles, 52, died June 1, 2007.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. June 7, at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Visitation was held after the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mr. Boyles was a son of the late Ned and Lucille Sellers Boyles. He was an employee of Tyson Foods, Inc. and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving is an aunt, Louise B. Sellers of Ruby; and an uncle, J.C. Gainey of Landis, NC

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 7, 2007.

 

Howard Clifton Vaughn

HIGH POINT, NC - Mr. Howard Clifton Vaughn, 80, died June 12, 2007.

Mr. Vaughn was born Aug. 10, 1926, a son to the late Robert Ellis and Dovie Threadgill Vaughn. A veteran of WWII, Mr. Vaughn served in the US Army in Japan and Korea. He was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church, where he formerly served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was retired form Amos Hosiery. In his spare time, he loved fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Stroud Vaughn; two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving is his wife Maxine Hamilton Vaughn of the home; two sons: Cliff Vaughn and his mate Carolyn of Raleigh, NC and Steve Vaughn and his wife, Cathy of High Point, NC; two step-sons, Johnny W. Hamilton and wife, Carolyn, and Tony Hamilton and wife, Annette all of Mt. Croghan; a sister, Eunice Beauchamp of High Point; two grandchildren, Christopher Vaughn and Ruth Jane Vaughn; five step-grandchildren, Jan Bush, Charles Rich, David Hamilton, John Hamilton, and Scot Hamilton; three great grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brentwood Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Robert Scott and Rev. Ron Chapman. Burial was held in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7-8:30 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice Home at High Point: 1803 Westchester Dr., The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 14, 2007.

 

Helen Jones Byrd

SOCIETY HILL - Helen Jones Byrd, 82, died June 6, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 11, at Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Wake services were held 5-7 p.m. June 10 at Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church.

She was a daughter of the late Kmpus and Rosa Spencer Jones and received her education in the public schools of Darlington County. She was a member of Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, Missionary Society, What I Can Club, Kitchen Committee and Trimuph Chapter #128 O.E.S.

Mrs. Byrd was preceded in death by Albertus Byrd and Rosa Janice Byrd.

Surviving are four daughter, Shirley (Jimmy) Thomas of Cheraw, Ethelyn (Edward) Jones of Charlotte, NC, Rhonda (Ronald) Chapman and Valerie Byrd both of Society Hill; four sons, Alphonso (Geraldine) Byrd of Darlington, Bozell (La'Vonnie) Byrd of Hartsville, Phillp (Ruth) Byrd and Gregory Byrd both of Society Hill; a sister, Rozena Robinson of Society Hill; two brothers, Delome (Pansy) Jones and Monroe (Grace) Jones both of Waterbury, CT; a granddaughter, Sharon Leach of Darlington and other relatives and friends.

Young & Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 14, 2007.

 

Paul Morgan Adams

CHESTERFIELD - Paul Morgan Adams, 84, died May 14, 2007.

Burial was at Riverside Military Cemetery, Riverside, CA.

He was born Nov. 28, 1922, to the late Jasper "Pete" and Alma Morgan Adams and nephew of the late Mary and Mark Jenkins of Chesterfield. Paul live at Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood from Jan. 10, 1933 until his high school graduation. He joined the Marines in June 1941, stationed at Pearl Harbor. Paul was aboard the USS Nevada at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by the Japanese. After his discharge, he stayed in California, retiring from McDonald-Douglas Aircraft. He was a member of the Sons of American Revolution, VFW, Pearl Harbor Survivors and USS Nevada Assn.

Paul returned to Chesterfield and Connie Maxwell every two years for reunions. He became the major financial donor for the construction of Connie Maxwell Children's Home, Adams Campus, Chesterfield. He was able to be there for the ground-breaking on Oct. 9, 2002, but his wife's illness kept him from attending the open house. The Adams Campus is a crisis care facility for boys and girls.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria; brothers, Carl and Wayne; sisters, Bonnie Hall and Nellie Sides.

Surviving is his son, Carl Adams of Hayfork, CA; daughters, Paula Adams of Pasadena, CA, Kathleen Adams of Carpinteria, CA; grandson, Josh Adams of Ft. Rucker, AL; cousins, Helen J. Griggs of Chesterfield and Francis J. Jordan of Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, Adams Campus, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 14, 2007.

 

Daisy Robinson Sheirold

CHERAW - Daisy Robinson Sheirold, 95, died May 25, 2007.

Funeral services were held June 8, at Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial followed in Sandhills (Old Montrose) Cemetery.

She was born May 25, 1912, a daughter of the late Henry and Jessie Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Zeke Sheirold; three sisters, Pearline Waddell, Addie Robinson and Carrie Williams; and a brother, John D.

Surviving are her siblings, Debbie (Clyde) Roper of Brooklyn, NY, Lorise Lowther, Cheryl Lowther and Maxine Williams all of Bronx, NY, Willie McLean and Otha McLean of Brooklyn, NY and Curtis Lowther and Dougie Lowther of Bronx, NY and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 14, 2007.

 

Bernard Hudson

ROCKINGHAM - Bernard Hudson, 89, died June 6, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. June 11, at First Baptist Church of Rockingham with Dr. David Phillips and Rev. Tim Friar officiating. Burial followed at Richmond County Memorial Park with military honors.

The family received friends June 10, 5-8 p.m. at Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham.

Bernard was born July 6, 1917, to the late John Henry and Ila Webb Hudson. He was a rural letter carrier for 41 years with the US Postal Service. He served his country in the United States Army in World War II. Mr. Hudson was a member of the American Legion, Post 147, the 40 & 8, and a member of the National Letter Carrier's Association. He was recently awarded for 60 years of membership with American Legion, Post 147.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ila Hudson Adams.

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Ruby McKay Hudson of the home; daughters, Pamela Pederson of Vale, NC, Jane Slagle of Florence; sisters, Lillian Hudson Stubbs of Bennettsville and Evelyn Hudson of Cheraw; five grandchildren and five great-grand-children.

Watson-King Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 14, 2007.

 

“Lu” Anne Patterson

CHERAW - Miss "Lu" Anne Patterson, 44, died June 3, 2007.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. June 7, at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Montrose Sand Hill Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 14, 1963, to Carolyn Patterson and the late Sam Patterson, Sr. She was educated in Chesterfield County Schools and graduated from Cheraw High School in 1981. She furthered her education at Northeastern Technical College and was employed at INA USA, Incorporated for 18 years. She was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Patterson, Jr.

Surviving are three sisters, Linda V. Patterson (Robert) of Cheraw, Teressa Patterson of Atlanta, GA and Rosena Patterson of Charlotte, NC; and other relatives and friends.

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 14, 2007.

 

Martha Elizabeth Starling Mabe

Chesterfield - Ms. Martha Elizabeth Starling Mabe, 62, died June 25, 2007.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. June 27, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery, Patrick.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m.June 26, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home

Mabe was born in Chesterfield County a daughter of the late John and Cora Lee Parker Starling. She was a retired housing manager. Martha was preceded in death by a son, Joe Cross, a granddaughter, Angel Wallace Mabe, three brothers, John Wesley, Wood-row, and Thomas Eugene Starling, and by two sisters Lucy Lam-birth and Retha Vivian "Bill" Dixon.

Surviving are three sons, Timmy Starling of Chesterfield, SC, Todd (Ellen) Mabe of Cheraw, and Duane Mabe of the home; two grandchildren, Skyler and Aden Mabe; a brother, Franklin D. Starling of Cheraw; two sisters: Nellie Carol Parker of Asheboro, NC and Margie Sweatt of Chesterfield.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 28, 2007.

 

Ruth Hatcher Knight

Wallace - Ruth Hatcher Knight, 77, died June 24, 2007. She was a daughter of the late Simmie and Vera Quinn Hatcher. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. She enjoyed cooking and sewing.

Surviving are her husband, Ed Knight, sons, Randy Knight, Darrell Knight all of Wallace; daughters, Chris (Johnny) K. McDonald of Wallace, Reba (Doug) K. Jenkins of Ellerbe, NC, brother, Carnell Hatcher of Wallace; sisters, Nellie Hatcher Kaurin of Rockingham, NC, Margaret Hatcher Coleman of Ramseur, NC, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. A funeral was held at 4 p.m. June 27, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her parents listed above, brother, Otis Hatcher, James Hatcher and Simmie "Junior" Hatcher, Jr. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 28, 2007.

 

Willie Blackmon

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Willie Blackmon, 63, died.

Willie was the son of the late Joe and Addie Blackmon, born may 2, 1944. He confessed Christ at an early age and joined Davidson Grove Baptist Church of Ruby. He received his education at Gary High School of Chesterfield. Benedict College in Columbia, is where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Bowie State College in Bowie, MD, where he received a Master of Education degree. He served in the United States Army from 1968-72.

Surviving is a daughter, Jackelyn A. Blackmon of Takoma Park, MD; a sister, Novel Jean Evans of Charlotte, NC and other relatives and friends. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 28, 2007.

 

Tommy Lee Ramsey

CHESTERFIELD - Tommy Lee Ramsey, 47, died June 9, 2007.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. June 16, at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel, Rev. Johnny R. Ellis officiated.

Tommy was born April 25, 1960, a son of the late Willie and Ethel Ramsey. He was educated in the public schools of Brunswick County, Lawrenceville, VA and was also a construction worker.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Joe Lee Ramsey, Lorenza Ramsey and David Ramsey.

Surviving are five brothers, Dennis (Shelby) Ramsey, Ray Charles (Magalene) Ramsey, Herman Ramsey,

Ernest W. Ramsey, Charles J. Ramsey all of Emporia, VA; three sisters, Carolyn Ramsey, Hattie Ramsey, Mary (Alex) Garner all of Emporia, VA and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 28, 2007.

 

Bernice S. Wilson

MT. CROGHAN - Mrs. Bernice S. Wilson, 83, died June 18, 2007.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. June 22 at Angelus Chapel AME Zion Church, Jefferson. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Bernice was born April 11, 1924, a daughter of the late Syco Sullivan and Hester (Newman) Sullivan. She received her education in Chesterfield County public schools. At an early age she joined Angelus Chapel AME Zion Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wilson.

Surviving are six daughters, Mamie Miller, Elaine Wilson, Betty Wilson, Vivian McBride all of Mt. Croghan, Hester Mae Blakeney of Pageland and Justine (James) Harrell of Jefferson; five sons, Johnny (Belinda) Wilson, Jimmy L. Wilson, Tommy L. Wilson and Ray Wilson all of Mt. Croghan and Michael (Lillie) Wilson of Marshville; two uncles, James (Maisey) Sullivan of Winnsboro, NC and Wilfor Sullivan of McBee; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 28, 2007.

 

Edna Smith (Peggy) Allen

CHERAW - Mrs. Edna Smith (Peggy) Allen, 86, died June 25, 2007.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. June 27, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. Following the visitation were funeral services at 8 p.m. in Kiser Funeral Home Chapel.

An additional visitation will be held (TODAY) June 28, 1-2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home in South Boston, VA. Following visitation a graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Scottsburg, VA, with Rev. Richard Lewis officiating.

Edna was born Dec. 8, 1920, a daughter of the late James Harrison Smith and Estelle Coward Smith.

She was a member of Cheraw First Baptist Church and a member of the Women's Missionary Union. She was a former member of Scottsburg Baptist Church.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry William Allen; two brothers, Rozell Smith and Neil Smith; and two sisters, Bulah Mae Leviner and Effie Smith.

Surviving is a son, John Harrison (Julianna) Carpenter of Baltimore, MD; a daughter, Virginia Lee Allen (Richard) Lewis of Greensboro, NC; two grandsons, Thomas Myron Chavis of Cheraw and Randy Allen Lewis of Greensboro; granddaughters, Jane Elizabeth Hyatt of Cheraw and Virginia Anne Lewis of Reidsville, NC and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Scottsburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 85, Scotts-burg, VA.

Kiser Funeral Home and Powell Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thurs-day, June 28, 2007.

 

Richard "Neal" Helms, Jr.

BENNETTSVILLE- Mr. Richard "Neal" Helms, Jr., 58, died June 20, 2007.

Mr. Helms was born May 8, 1949, a son of Richard Helms, Sr. and Myrtle Paul Helms. He was a mechanic and worked at Delta Woodside.

Visitation were held on June 22, 7-9 p.m. at Harrington Funeral Home, Hamlet, NC.

Funeral services were held June 23, at 11 a.m. at Harrington Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Sam Watkins officiating. Burial followed at Steen Family Cemetery.

His father, Richard Helms, Sr. preceded him in death.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ann Robson Helms of the home; sons, Keith and Jason Helms of the home; his mother, Myrtle Paul Helms; brothers, Cecil Helms of McColl and Lonnie Helms of Bennettsville, SC; sisters, Caroline English of Hamlet, NC, Theddis Quick, Thelma Helms, and Shirley Helms all of Bennettsville.

Harrington Funeral Home was serving the Helms Family. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 28, 2007.

 

Dr. Darby William Cusack

FLORENCE- Dr. Darby William "Bill" Cusack, 78, died June 24, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. June 26, at First Baptist Church, directed by Water-Powell Funeral Home.

Burial took place at Mount Hope Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

He was a son of the late Darby and Lois Humphries Cusack.

He graduated from Florence High School and Georgia tech. He attended Southeastern Seminary and received his Doctorate of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Seminary.

He was a retired Baptist minister and pastoral counselor. He served at Ebenezer Baptist Church for a number of years. He also offered private counseling services.

Dr. Cusack was a member of First Baptist Church, a Sunday school teacher and Deacon of the church. He served on the Board of Directors of the Florence rescue Mission and was a member of the Florence Rotary Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Cusack (James) Toole of Cheraw and Kathryn Cusack (William H.) Skinner of Florence; a sister, Mary Alice Carmichael of Florence; three grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to the House of Hope, 1020 W. Darlington St., Florence, SC 29501.
The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 28, 2007.

 

John Bryon (Johnnie B.) Gulledge

ARCHDALE- Mr. Gulledge, 78, died June 14, 2007. A native of Chesterfield County, SC, he was born July 29,
1928, a son of William and Ophelia Welch Gulledge.

He was a resident of Archdale since 1947, a member of High Point Friends Meeting, the Brotherhood Sunday School Class, an Usher, a member of the Ruby South Carolina Hunt Club, and the Pee Dee Field trial. Johnnie was employed with North State Communications for 41 years. On May 19, 1951 he married the former Olena Staley who survives of the home.

In addition to his wife, he survived by two sisters, Mildred Thurman of Ruby, Dorothy Giles of Blue Springs, MO; one brother; Jady Gulledge of Ruby and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by three brothers, Travis, Bobby, and Howard Gulledge.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. June 16, at High Point Friends Meeting with Pastor. Kelly Kellum officiating. Burial
will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Cumby Family Funeral Service on Eastchester Drive.

Memorials may be directed to The Fitness Center of High Point Regional Hospital, 601 N. Elm St, High Point, NC 27262 or to the Benevolence Fund of High Point Friends Meeting, 800 Quaker Lane, High Point, NC 27262. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, June 28, 2007.

 

Robert Lamont Mize, Jr.

CHERAW- Robert Lamont Mize, Jr. 67, died June 20, 2007. A private celebration of life was held on June 23.

Mr Mize was the son of the late Robert and Rubye Price Mize.

He is survived by his companion, Darlene Davidson of Cheraw; two daughters, Melanie (Marc) Marsh, Cheraw and Marcella Nelson of Roland, OK; a son, Tony (Natalie) Sharp, Sallisaw, OK; three sisters, Janice (Barron) Thompson of Muldrow, OK, Onita (Ray) Cannon of Austin, TX and Glenda (Adrian) Hopson of Roland, OK; four grandchildren, Tara Howard, Justin Nelson, and Jeremy Nelson of Roland, OK and Lindsey Sharp of Sallisaw, OK.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Chesterfield County, SC.

 Flemming Funeral Home-Cheraw rendered service. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thurs-day, June 28, 2007.

 

Col. Don Williams Sparks
WALLACE- Colonel Don Williams Sparks, 48, died June 20, 2007.

Funeral services were held on June 29, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home, Cheraw with interment in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 6-8pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

He was the son of Don H. and Minnie J. Driggers Sparks. Don was a graduate of The Citadel in the class of 1981, and received his master's degree from Troy State University. He was retired from the US Air Force with 26 years of Service.

Surviving are his parents of Wallace; his children, Miles Sparks and Alexis Sparks both of Albuquerque, NM, and Desiree Sparks of Charleston; two sisters, Jacqueline Ruth Boone of Lugoff and donna K. Oelhafen of Irmo and other relatives and friends.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thurs-day, July 5, 2007.

 

Donnie James Bittle
CHESTERFIELD - Donnie James Bittle, 75, died June 25, 2007.

Graveside services were June 30, at Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by a flag detail from Fort Jackson.

Donnie was born Jan. 24, 1932, a son of the late Aaron "Pie" J.W. Bittle and Mattie Stone Bittle.

At an early age he joined Sweet Home Baptist Church in Ruby. He later became a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Boonton Township of New Jersey. Don graduated from the public schools of Chesterfield. He served in the US Army from 1955-58. He received an honorable discharge and moved to Ohio to pursue work. In 1960, he moved to Parsippany, New Jersey, where he met his wife, Irma D. "Dottie" Ray. In 1961 they wed.

Donnie was employed by Parsippany-Troy Hill Water Department. His work ethic and determination enabled him to work full-time, attend night school and eventually earn the position of Deputy Water Superintendent. He was the first African-American to serve in this position. He served until 2001, when he retired after 37 years of employment.

Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Irma D. Bittle of Parsippany, NJ; sister, Irma B. Gloster of Augusta, GA and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements.
The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thurs-day, July 5, 2007.

 

Coldell Welch

CHARLOTTE, NC - Codell Welch, 71, died June 26, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. July 1, at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Lancaster. Burial was held in the church cemetery. Rev. James E. Scott officiated.

Coldell was born Oct. 12, 1935, a son of the late Baxter Lee and Easter Mungo Welch. He attended Lancaster County Schools. He was married to Carolyn J. Cobb.

He attended St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. He retired after 32 years of service in 1998 from Estes Express Lines in Charlotte, NC. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards with family and friends.

Surviving is his wife, Carolyn; three sisters, Atherine McManus (Vanus), Pearl Love (Frank) and Marie Hughes (Russell Curtis) all of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Roosevelt Welch (Tina Leake), Willie Welch (Sandra Spain) and Billie Welch (Linda Patterson) all of Charlotte, NC; two aunts, Eva Welch of Jefferson and Gladys McDowell of Norfolk, VA and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thurs-day, July 5, 2007.

 

Ronald Eugene "Ronnie" Welsh

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Ronald Eugene "Ronnie" Welsh, 59, died July l, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 3, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Welsh was a son of the late Jadie Wilbert and Geneva Griggs Welsh. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Ronnie was a U.S. Army Veteran and was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Welsh.

Surviving is a son, Darrin E. Welsh and wife Marquita of Grayson, Ky; a daughter, Tammy Tyner-Walters and husband Dale of Chesterfield; and four grandsons, Stephen Tyner of Clemson University, Dustin and Kip Tyner of Chesterfield and Trenton Welsh of Grayson, Ky.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 5, 2007.

 

Rev. James "Bo" Evans

CHESTERFIELD - Rev. James "Bo" Evans, 73, died June 27, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 2, at Mount Mary Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Apostolic Faith Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

James was born Feb. 12, 1934, a son of the late Tommie Jean and Viola Hinson Evans. He received his education in Chesterfield County Schools. He married Addie Lee Duncan on June 4, 1985. He attended Mount Mary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Evans, a son, Timothy Evans and a brother, Sammie Evans.

Surviving is his wife, Addie; four daughters, Shirley (Freeman) Isaac and Mary Duncan both of Chesterfield, Martha Evans and Cat Evans both of Baltimore, MD; eight sons, Johnny Evans, Ronnie Duncan and James Evans all of Chesterfield, Jerry (Martina) Evans of Monroe, NC, Pursell Evans, Gerald Evans, Jamie Lee Evans and William Evans all of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Rachel Wilson, Mary Ann Merriman and Mary Frances Stanley all of Chesterfield; five brothers, Howard Evans of Plainsville, NJ, Robert Evans of Cheraw, Johnny Evans, William Evans and Tommie Lee Evans all of Chesterfield; two uncles, Howell (Clara) Hinson of Baltimore, MD and Weldon Hinson of Patrick; grand-daughter, Laneshia Evans of Memphis, TN; grandson, Tyrone (Tawana) Duncan of Chesterfield; 30 grand-children; 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 5, 2007.

 

Arthur Bernard Stubbs Jr.

CHERAW - Mr. Stubbs, 81, died July 5, 2007. He was a son of the late Arthur B. and Clara Powell Stubbs. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He was a veteran of World War II and served as a Sergeant in the United States Army.

 

Bernard was a third gen­eration owner of Stubbs Funeral Home until his retirement in 1988. He served as Chesterfield County  Coroner for many years, was a charter mem­ber of the Cheraw Rescue Squad and a member of the Board of Directors of Chesterfield County  Ducks Un-limited. He was an avid out-doorsman and enjoyed carving wooden duck decoys.

 

He is survived by his wife, Laura Ann Simmons Stubbs of Cheraw; three sons, Reese Stubbs of Cheraw, Daryl Stubbs and Arthur B. Stubbs, ill ('Bun') both of Charleston; two daughters, Sally Smith of Cheraw and Laura Lee Kerrison of Chesterfield; a brother, Edward W Stubbs of Cheraw; a sister, Frances Pwyear of Elizabeth City, NC; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Services to celebrate the 1 life of Brenard Stubbs were held July 8, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Cheraw: The fam­ily received friends 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.

 

Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520 and Healing Farm Ministries, P. O. Box 12810, Charles-ton, SC 29422 (in memory of Bernard Stubbs).

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Brian Hoyt Harrison

CHERAW - Brian Hoyt Harrison, 27, died.

 

Funeral services were held June 30, at 1 p.m. at Society Hill Church of God with burial in the church cemetery.

 

Born in Darlington County, he was the son of Dorothy Mae'Tracy and the late Newsome H. Harrison, Jr.

 

He was predeceased by one brother Phillip Tracy.

 

Surviving are his mother Dorothy Tracy of Cottageville; Sheny Jean Andrews of Hartsville; sons, Luke H. Harrison of Dovesville, Trevor Campbell Harrison of Dillon, and Brandon Ross Harrison of Hartsville; daughters, Breanna Violet Harrison of Dillon; Kaila Maddison Harrison, and Britney Leah-Ann Harrison both of Hartsville; brothers, Brandon Scott Harrison of Cottageville and Eric Sweatt of Society Hill.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrange­ments. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Gregory Spells

CHERAW – Gregory Spells, 44, died.

 

Funeral services were . held July 7, at 11 a.m. at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw. .

 

He was the son of Folly and Gwendolyn Clark Spells.

Surviving are his broth­ers, Harry (Della) Spells of Fate, TX, and Billy Spells of Pageland; sis­ters, Debbie (Dan) Sellers of Chesterfield; Linda (Roger) Marshall; Cookie (Tony) David and Jeny Spells all of Cheraw. One sister Judy Faye Spells pre-deceased him

 

One sister Judy Faye Spells predeceased him.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Mary Alice McMillan McCoU

CHERAW - Mary Alice, McMillan McColl, 86, died June 28, 2007.

 

A graveside service was held at Hebron Cemetery on Sunday, July 1, at 3 p.m.

 

She was born June 1, 1921, a daughter of Archie Bright and Annie Harrington McMillan.

 

Mary Alice learned in her early years the importance of family. Helping her fami­ly's farm survive after the death of her father during the depression marked Mary Alice with her lifelong virtues of resourcefulness, tenacity, and thriftiness.

 

In 1945, she married her husband of 49 years, the late C. W. "Snow" McColl. They settled in Bennettsville where Mary Alice was owner and operator of Kut'N'Kurl Beauty Shop for over 40 years. She was a beloved mother and grand­mother. She was a faithful and active member of First United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, especially enjoying her involvement with the Energetics and the Fellowship Class.

 

She was predeceased by her son, Charles Arch McColl, and her siblings, Sara Sellers, Bebe Spivey, John Arch McMillan, and Jack McMillan.

 

Mary Alice is survived by daughters, Fran Lewis and Mary Wellington Crouse (Raymond) of Cheraw; grandchildren, Heath Lewis of Columbia, Lanse McColl (Roybn) of Murrells Inlet, Cameron, Jake, and Caroline Crouse of Cheraw; great-grandchildren, Mary Lansing and Lee McColl of Murrells Inlet; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to the Hebron Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 454, Bennetsville, SC 29512 or the Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 268, Florence, SC.

 

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was entrusted with the arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Earl Speight, Jr.

BENNETI'SVILLE -­Mr. Earl Speight, Jr., 53, died July 3, 2007.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. July 7, 2007 at Smyrna United Methodist Church.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Miller­Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Speight was a son of George and Juanita Cunin Alexson. He was owner and operator of Earl’s Upholstery and enjoyed hik­ing and camping. Earl was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Speight and a sister, Wanda Lynn Alexson.

 

Surviving is his wife of 25 years, Jenny Gaskins Speight of the home; two sons, Christopher George (Trina) Speight of Bennettsville, and Dane Home and fiancee Jenny Gay of Moundville, AL; a daughter, .Alicia (Kevin) Griggs of Wallace; two sis­ters, Linda Herndon of Laurel Hill, NC and Faye Brigman of Wallace; three grandchildren, Gage Speight, Hannah Griggs, and Kevin Scott Griggs, Jr.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Helen Kendall Newsom

CHERAW - Mrs; Helen Kendall Newsom, 85, died July 6, 2007.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. July 9, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was 4-6 p.m. July 8, at Miller-Rivers­Caulder Funeral Home. ­

Mrs. Newsom was a daughter of the late Rueben Augustus and Elizabeth . Smith Kendall. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Helen was preceded in death by her daughter Cornelia Treadaway.

Suviving are two sons,. Johnny L. Rivers, III and wife, Francine of Cheraw and William Michael Rivers and wife Peggy of Chesterfield; a brother,

Edward A Kenda1l of Black Mountain, NC, eight grand­children and nine great­grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Harold Lowder

ALBEMARLE N.C.­Harold Edward Lowder, 84, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 3,2007.

Funeral service were at 11 a.m. Friday in Salem United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael McClellan will offi­ciated.

Born May 5, 1923, in Stanley County, he was a sone of the late Corwell and Maude Hatley Lowder and was retired from the United States Air Force, having served in World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam, where he was a pilot of a B-17 bomber. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, The Millingport Men's Club and a former member of Salem United Methodist Church Choir.

He was married to Jean Farr Lowder of the home, who survives, along with three sons, Edward Lowder Jr. and Steve Lowder, both of California; Charles Lowder and wife, Mary Elizabeth, of Suffolk, Va; two step-sons, Robert Sloan of Cheraw, and Perry  Sloan and wife, Deanna, of Kirksville, Mo.; a brother, Norman Lowder of Concord, , NC; and seven grand-chil­dren.

The family will received mends at the church follow­ing the service.

Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 20987 NC 73 Hwy, Albemarle, NC 28001, or Hospice of Sf4nly County, I 960 N. First St." Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral Home wasin charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Idell Marze King

CHESTERFIELD ­- Mrs. Idell Marze King,  84, died July  8, 2007.   

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., July 10, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial was held in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 9, 2007 at Miller­Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. King was a daughter of the late Edwin William: and Pauline Rushing Marze. She was a retired employee ofao-Buck Mill" with 37 years of service, and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Idell was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Arthur W. King.and was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ronald C. "Ronnie" Marze and Edwin W. "Pete" Marze.

Surviving is a daughter, Brenda (John) Quick of Cheraw; granddaughter, Tammy Michelle Horton of Rock Hill; four sisters, including her twin Annabelle (Burnie) Rainwater, Faye (Marion) Huggins, Frances Cannon, and Lucille Komorowski all of Cheraw;

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder, Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

Rosa Johnson Jordan

CHERAW - Mrs. Rosa Johnson Jordan, 81, died July 5, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. July 7, at Miller­Rivers-CauIder .Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was held 10-11 a.m. July 7, prior to the ser­vice at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jordan was born in Chesterfield County a daughter of the late Ed and Myrtle Boan Johnson. She was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill with 35 years of service and was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Rosa was married to the late Frank Jordan.

Surviving are two sons, Eugene Jordan and Theresa Hughes of Spartanburg and Donnie (Donna) Jordan of Graham, NC; a daughter, Myrtis (Sonny) Burr of Mt. Croghan; two brothers, Edward Johnson and Conward Johnson both of Lancaster; five grandchil­dren and six great-grand­children.

Memorials may be made to the North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101, Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520 or Hospice of ' Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Frances Pettit Eskridge

CHERAW – Frances Pettit Eskridge, died July 6, 2007. Mrs. Eskridge was preceded in death by her husband, Kimsey Clodfelter Eskridge, on February 10, 1999.

Born in Ninety-Six, South Carolina, to the late Charles Walter and Leila Newman Pettit, Mrs. Eskridge was the sole survivor of their seven sons and daughters.

After graduating from Winthrop College with a BA jn English, she moved to Cheraw to teach. In Cheraw, she met and fell in love with her husband, a recent veteran of the Navy serving during  World War II.

The couple moved to Clemson where Mr. Eskridge' earned a degree from Clemson College and their first daughter, Mary, was born. After his gradua­tion, the family relocated to Myrtle Beach where they had their second daughter, Kimmie, and where Mrs. Eskridge began her career of community service.

While in Myrtle Beach, the couple joined First Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday school and was an active member and officer of the Women of the Church. She also served as a member and officer of the Myrtle Beach Garden Club, the Genevieve Chandler Book Club, and was an organizer and the first pres­ident of Myrtle Beach Associated Charities.

For her dedication and service to the community, Mrs. Eskridge was named 1956 Young Woman of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.

In 1963, the family moved to Cheraw where they joined First Presbyterian Church and then later Faith 

Pesbyterian Church. They were both active supporters of Faith Christian Academy;

After her husband's death, Mrs. Eskridge moved to The Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee, in Florence. Following surgery resulting from a fall, Mrs. Eskridge had moved to National Health Care at Surfside Beach.

Surviving are her daughters, Mary E. Glover and husband Russell of Florence, and Kimmie E. Tomlinson and husband David of Murrells Inlet; five grandchildren: Englis Glover, Warren Glover, Ginger Moss, Will Fields, and Winston Glover; and :five great-grandchil­dren: Callie and Jake Moss, Donovan Fields, and Cameron and Alexis Glover.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. July 8, at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cheraw; The family received visitors at the church at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Faith Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 900 State Road, Cheraw; SC 29520. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Jewell Edward Gulledge

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Jewell Edward Gulledge, 73, died June 16, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. June 19, at Miller ­Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m.at June 18, at the funeral home.

Mr. Gulledge was born Aug. 29, 1933, a son of the late Thomas and Leila Rollins Gulledge. He was a retired guard with the Chesterfield County Correctional Complex and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife, Betty Oliver Gulledge of the home; two daughters, Ann Gulledge Perkins (Jason) of Chesterfield and Sarah Gulledge of the home; a granddaughter, Breanna Jewell Perkins and a broth­er, Don Gulledge of Oklahoma.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

William Thomas Foster, Jr.

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. William Thomas Foster, Jr. 56, died July 1, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 6, at Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw; Burial was held in the church cemetery.

William was born July 8,1950, a son of Deacon Thomas Foster and the late Lena Brown Foster.

He attended public schools in Chester-ield County and completed his education in the Job Corps.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Renae Nicole Foster, four sisters and a brother.

Surviving is his wife, Violet Jean Foster of Cheraw; two daughters, Lena (Isaac) Williams of Jacksonville, FL and . Kimberly Foster of Florence; a son, Jamah Foster of Grand Canyon, CA; step-mother, Ophelia Foster of Wallace; two sis­ters, Mamie (Willie) Howard and Getrude (Willie Louis) Jones both of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Destiny Foster, Jahmila and Jasmine Pratcher and Jahleel Williams and other relatives and friends.

Reid's Funeral Home was 41 charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Horace Terrell Baskins

CHERAW - Horace Terrell Baskins, 28, died July 3, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11a.m. July 7, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Horace was born June 4, 1979, a son of Linda James Baskins and Thomas Baskins, Jr. He was bap­tized and accepted Christ at an early age. He joined St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1997. After graduation he was employed by Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing, Takata Industries and then Wal-Mart Distribution Center.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Geraldine Jefferson Bas-kins,  Deacon Thomas Baskins, Sr. Harriet Wilson James and Jessie B. James,  Sr., and an aunt, Deriese James Douglas.

Surviving is his daughter, Asia Breona; a brother, Thomas Lamont (Monique Chantele) Baskins of  Chesapeake, VA; three aunts, Barbara (John  Henry) Patterson of Cheraw, Peggie (Jimmie) Sellers of Sumter and Willa (Bernest) Rogers of Cheraw; three Uncles, Jessie (Norma) James, Jr., Timothy A (Loraine) Jame and Ralph Douglas of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

Grooins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

William McKinly Ellison, Jr.

CHERAW - Mr. William McKinley Ellison, Jr. died July 4, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 9, at Smithville AME Zion Church. Burial was in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

William was a son of the late William Ellison, Sr. and Jenny Johnson Ellison. He worked for Cheraw Sash & Door Lumber Company as a delivery driver for 15 years. His next stop was J.P. Stevens Company of ' Wallace, where he worked 'until his retirement, in 1985. He held several posi­tions at Smithville AME Zion Church for 50 years, as a steward and trustee. William was a participant in the Cheraw-Bennettsville District Con-ference and the Pee Dee Annual Conference. He was known as a contributor to the Saint James Baptist Church and Fisher Hill Baptist Church. And was a member of Royal Arch Masonic Lodge and St. David Lodge #467.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years; Laurena Ellison; four broth­ers and three sisters.

Surviving is a son, Benjamin (Vivian) Williams of Cheraw; two daughters, Laurene (M.) David of Newport News, VA and Julia (Dr. E.H.) White of Spartanburg; :five grand­sons, Ernest H. White, IIIl, Moses David Jr. (Angel), Cordell Wright, Shamont WIlliam White (Valerie) and Dartyl Wright; five grand­daughters, Wanda Joyner (Laten), Carla Parker (Lorenzo), Sylvia David, Zena Cassidy and Valerie Cassidy; 13 great-grandchil­dren, Janelle Parker, Jenae' David, Deja Harris, DeAndrea Fleming, Brian Harris, Le Vandre' Parker, Lataria Joyner, Imani David, Cordaris Wright, Cordell Wright, Jr., Cordeshia Laurena Wright, Desmund Cassidy and Shadara. Cassidy; :five brothers, Jim Ellison J.W. Hancock and Dorsey' Hancock of Cheraw, Robert Nivens and J.E. Hancock of New York; :five sisters, Beatrice Drake, Juanita Cassidy, Nancy Hook,  Frances Williams and  Barbara Jean Sims of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrange­ments. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 12, 2007.

 

Thomas Harlan Gaddy

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. Thomas Harlan Gaddy, 79, died July 17, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 20, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 19, at the funeral home.

Mr. Gaddy was a son of the late John Weldon and Notie Ellen Freeman Gaddy. He was a retired employee of Burlington Industries and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Gaddy was a member of Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church.

Harlan was married to the late Clarene Johnson Gaddy and was also preceded in death by 2 daughters, Penny Lynn and Shannon Michelle Gaddy, by his brothers, Kenneth, Jack, and Harold Gaddy, and by his sisters, Claytie G. Burch, Betty Adams, and Judy Ann McAllister.

Surviving is a son, Tommy Gaddy of Morganton, NC; a daughter, Tammy G. Hancock of Ruby; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren .

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Annie Lee Gulledge

RUBY - Annie Lee Gulledge, 89, died July 17, 2007.


Graveside services were at 2 p.m. July 19, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 1-2 p.m. July 19, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church prior to the service.


Gulledge was a daughter of the late Elisha Andrew "Bub" Gulledge and Rosa Cornelia Rivers Gulledge. She was a former employee of Ruby Hosiery Mill and the Ruby Cannery. Miss Gulledge was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Annie Lee was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Leon, Ross, and Wilson Gulledge; and by 4 sisters, Mary Allen, Sallie Mae Gulledge, Florence Gulledge, and Gladys Gulledge.


Surviving is a sister, Margie G. Sutton of Ruby and other relatives and friends.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Adam Joseph Newton

CHERAW - Adam Joseph Newton, 22, died July 20, 2007.


He was the son of Laura Ann Hill Newton and Dennis Darrell Newton. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School, had been a member of the band and mathletes, enjoyed playing soccer, and was a black belt in karate. A student of Clemson University.


Surviving are his, a sister, Emily (Kelvin) N. Rivers of Cheraw; a half brother, Dennis Newton; half sisters, Hope Newton, Mary Catherine (Bit) Newton all of Bennettsville; grandparents, Allene Hill of Cheraw, Catherine Newton of Bennettsville; aunts and uncles, Terry (John) Laughter of Cheraw, Mike (Daphne) Hill of Bennettsville, Joy (Dalton) Walker of Raleigh, NC, Jane Hill of Cheraw, SC, Lewis (Patty) Newton of Winston-Salem, NC, David (Lois) Greenwell of Irmo, Annie (Kenny) Hilliard of Bennettsville, several cousins and Bee Chang.


He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Davis A. Hill and Melvin L. Newton.


A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. July 23, at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials may be made to: National Jewish Medical & Research Center, Asthma Research Division, P.O. Box 17169, Denver, CO 80217-0169.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Adm. Owen W. Siler

WASHINGTON - Adm. Owen W. Siler, 85, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1974 to 1978, died July 17, 2007.

A World War II veteran, Siler served in combat duty aboard two ships in the Pacific and participated in the occupation of Northern Honshu, Japan, following Japan's surrender. His Coast Guard career highlights included serving as a deck officer afloat, as an aviator performing search and rescue patrols, and ashore in the law enforcement, marine safety and environmental protection fields. Other assignments included chief of the search and rescue branch in Juneau, Alaska, deputy chief of staff in Washington, and commanding officer at Air Station Miami, where the station received a Coast Guard unit commendation for Cuban exodus operations during October and November of 1965.


During Siler's his tenure as commandant he instituted a minority recruiting program and was instrumental in having women admitted to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, making it the first of the military service academy to do so. He also oversaw the expansion of the Coast Guard's marine environmental protection program, with the passage of the Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976, to include an increase of the service's jurisdiction along the nation's coastline to more than two million square miles.


Under Siler's leadership the Coast Guard transformed from a humanitarian service to an organization that was recognized as a leader in marine environmental protection, a highly effective law enforcement agency and a conservation-conscious protector of marine resources.


After retiring from the Coast Guard with 35 years of service, Siler moved with his wife to The Landings on Skidaway Island in Savannah, Ga., where he was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rotary Club of Savannah South, the Propeller Club, the Navy League and the World Affairs Council.


Born in Seattle, Wash., Siler graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1938 and from the Coast Guard Academy in 1943. He received a Master of Science degree in International Affairs from George Wash-ington University in 1968.


Surviving are his wife, Betty W. Siler of Savannah, GA; son, Gregory John and his wife, Terri Siler of Columbia, MD; daughter, Marsha and her husband, James V. Antista of Tallahassee, Fla.; grand-children, David Wesley and wife Karen, Wesley Howard and wife Nessie, Christopher Justin Antista and Lauren Elizabeth Antista; and great-grandchildren Alexandria Siler and Nicholas Owen Siler.


Memorial services and full military honors are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Savannah, GA. The family will receive friends at a reception in the Green Meldrim house following the service.


Flowers can be sent to Fox and Weeks Funeral Home in Savannah, and remembrances may be made to the Coast Guard Academy, the American Heart Association, or St. John's Episcopal Church. 
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Pixie Hayes Adams

CHERAW - Mrs. Pixie Hayes Adams, age 55, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Funeral services were at 4 p.m. July 20, at United Fellowship of God Church. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 19, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.


Adams was a daughter of Mary Brown Hayes and the late Richard Prentiss Hayes. She was a retired employee of Stanley Tools with 34 years of service. Mrs. Adams was a member of United Fellowship of God Church. Pixie was an avid softball player and was very devoted to all her family and friends. She was married to the late Jasper Adams, Jr.


Surviving is a son, Clinton Jasper Adams of the home; a daughter, Leslie Michelle Wilkes of the home; a grandchild, Jace Wilkes; three brothers, Richard S. (Nancy), Johnny P. (Susan), and Ray (Cynthia) Hayes all of Cheraw; three sisters, Barbara (Martin) Hancock and Billie (Jimmy) McLendon of Cheraw and Kathy Crowley of Bennettsville.

Memorials may be made to: United Fellowship of God Church.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Flora Jane “Janie” Mills


Cheraw -Flora Jane "Janie" Mills, 88, died July 18, 2007.


She was the daughter of the late William Andrew and Emily Jane Eddings Jacobs. She was the widow of Jesse Mills. She was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church, Chapter "B", Bishop Gregg Chapter, Bishop Thomas Chapter and the ECW. She was a volunteer at St. David's Thrift Shop. She taught and attended Sunday school. Mrs. Mills loved sewing and crafts and working at the Thrift Shop. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.


Surviving are her daughters, Ruth (Bob) Freeman of Salt Lake City, UT, Gayle (Larry) Davis of Cheraw, Linda (Robert) Wentworth of Thomasville, NC, Julia (Jeff) Hendricks of Prosperity, Sue (Jamie) Hagan of Willow Spring, NC; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean (Perry) Lewis and brothers, Joseph Nephi Jacobs, William Andrew Jacobs, James Albert Jacobs and Lawrence Ellis "L.E." Jacobs.


The family will received friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

 

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. July 21, at St. David's Episcopal Church, Cheraw.


Burial was held in Old St. David's Cemetery.

 

Memorials to: St. David's Episcopal Church, PO Box 926,Cheraw, SC 29520 Old St. David's Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520


Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520


Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Andrew Ashe, Jr.

CHERAW - Mr. Andrew Ashe, Jr., 64, died July 15, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 21, at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Andrew was the son of the late Andrew Ashe, Sr. and the late Mildred Hinson Ashe. He was born Feb. 8, 1943. He was converted at an early age and joined Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church. He was a steward, served on the Trustee Board and Usher Board. Several years ago he moved to Youngstown, OH and attended Nevels Temple Church of God in Christ, after one year, he returned to South Carolina and renewed his membership with Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church and resumed his occupation as a brick mason.


In 1962, he graduated from Gary High School. He was honored for his athletic abilities and received a full basketball scholarship to attend Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. He later played baseball with Pleasant Grove Community baseball team. He was employed with Delta Dyeing and Finishing Co., Wallace for 15 years. He built many homes throughout Chesterfield County.


He was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Sr., Woodrow, Gilbert and Matthew Ashe and a step-daughter, Willonia Arlene Redfearn.


Surviving is his wife of 18 years, Justine Townsend Ashe; a daughter, Shelia Cooper (Tommy) of Westbury, NY; five step-daughters, Patricia Marshall (Dwight), Bennisenne Townsend, Teloria Johnson, Zelma Smith (Jerry), Cari Hughes (Herbe) all of Cheraw; a step-son, Donnell Townsend of Cheraw; a brother, Chester Ashe (Virginia) of Cheraw.


Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Mary Agnes McFarlin

CHESTERFIELD - Mary Agnes McFarlin, 79, died.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. July 20, at Drucilla AME Zion Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Agnes was born June 12, 1928, a daughter of the late Wisdom McFarlin and the late Lucy Jefferson McFarlin. After losing his wife when Agnes was a youngster, Wisdom married Daisy Jefferson in 1946.

She was raised in Chesterfield, where she attended school at Drucilla Public School. She was a member of Drucilla AME Zion Church.

Her step-mother preceded her in death and a step-sister, Mary Hannah; two brothers, Prentiss McFarlin and Isaiah McFarllin and Daisy Crawford.

Surviving is a sister, Mary Hannah Robinson, William (Helen) Robinson, Brenda McKay, Rhonda (Wayne) Monroe, Thomas Robinson and Sandra (James) McFarlin.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Berdell Kollock Harrington

WALLACE - Berdell Kollock Harrington, 73, died July 10, 2007.

Funeral services were at noon July 17, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Berdell was the daughter of the late Booker T. Harrington and Letha Kollock and granddaughter of the late Susberry and Julia Kollock.

She was educated in Marlboro County Public School and was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Chuch for many years.

After relocating to New York City, she became a cook in different area Southern Cuisine Restaurants, where she was known for her southern chitterlings, Cajun pig feet, tender collard greens, macaroni and cheese and corn bread.

Surviving are two children, Patricia Kollock and Reuben (Edith) Kollock of Wallace; seven grandchildren, Joseph (Putisha) Kollock of Cheraw, Sharon Little of Wallace, Kendra Littles of Atlanta, GA, Cynthia (Reggie) Downs of Myrtle Beach, Deiondra Ratliff, Dewayne Ratliff of Wallace; seven great-grandchildren, Jada, Jalon, Lexus, Mar'Quise, Tanija, Demaris, Da'Shawn all of Cheraw and Wallace and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

U.F. Crawford

MT. CROGHAN - Mr. U.F. Crawford, 89, died July 12, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. July 17, at Black Creek Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

U.F. was born May 15, 1918, a son of the late Walter Crawford and the late Carrie Little. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. He was employed as a woodcutter and a farmer. He married Geneva Crawford in February 1938, who preceded death after 59 years of marriage.

Surviving are 13 children, Henry (Loretta) Crawford, Doreen Foxworth, Cornelius (Gene) Kemp, Dorothy (Thomas) Raley, Geraldine Thomas, Lenrea (Robert) Louallen, Betty (Oscar) Chambers, Dianne (Lee) Simon, Joanne (Bobby) Chambers; 46 grandchildren and over 100 great-grandchildren.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Barbara Ann Brown

CHERAW - Barbara Ann Brown, 43, died July 13, 2007.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. July 19, at Bethel United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Barbara was the daughter of the late J.B. and Nona Brown and was born Aug. 17, 1963. She received her education in Marlboro County Public Schools. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.


Four sisters preceded her in death.


Surviving are four sons, Tyson Brown, Marquis Brown, Michael Harrington, Jr. and Javis Jackson all of the home; a daughter, Bianca Brown of the home; three brothers,

 

James (Wanda) Brown of Wallace, Jimmy Brown, Sherrone Harrington of Cheraw; four sisters, Ruby (Wilber) Davis, Connie Brown, Norma Brown of Cheraw and Pearletta Brown of Wallace; an uncle, Buddy Douglas; five aunts and other relatives and friends.


Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Richard Hinson

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. Richard Hinson, 63, died July 16, 2007.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. July 21, at Flemming Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

Richard was born March 10, 1944, a son of the late George Hinson and Rose Powe.

He was known in the community as a great carpenter.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Hinson and a brother, Walter Hinson.

Surviving is his wife, Zezzie Mae Hinson; two daughter, Yulanda Bershan Hinson of Columbia and Wynne Hinson of Patrick; a son, Marlon Richard Hinson of Columbia; four sisters, Georgianna Hinson, Margie Hinson, Roseanna Hinson and Duralen Hamilton of Brooklyn, NY; three brothers, Tony Hinson, Perry Ratcliff and Jerry Ratcliff; two aunts, Ethel Bowman and Polly Phillips and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, July 26, 2007.

 

Jerry Wilson Timmons, Sr.
MCFARLAN, N.C. - Mr. Jerry Wilson Timmons, Sr., 68, died July 30, 2007.

Funeral services will be held today, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Yvonne Hechler and Rev. Earl Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will greeted friends Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Jerry was a son of the late Samuel Thomas Timmons, Jr. and Emily Wilson. He was retired from APAC Construction and was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.

Surviving is his wife, Frankie Lowery Timmons of the home; his children, Sharon (Calvin) Chapman of Charlestone, Jerry (Diane) Timmons, Jr. and Johnni (Todd) Deese all of McFarlan, NC; his brother, Sam Timmons of McFarlan; 13 grand-children and two great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church c/o Mildred Lowery, 8998 Diggs Rd., Morven, NC 28119.

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Virginia "Jenny" Averitt Davis

HAMLET, N.C. - Mrs. Virginia "Jenny" Avertitt Davis, 74, died July 30, 2007.

She was born March 19, 1933, a daughter of the late Raymond Hartley and Annie Mable Rogers Averitt.

She worked for 33 years at Sandhurst Hosiery Mills as an inspector and was a member of Laurel Hill Baptist Church, Laurel Hill, NC.

Visitation was held Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m. at Harrington Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held (TODAY) Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Hamlet, NC, with Rev. Mike Stirk officiating. Burial will follow at Richmond Memorial Park in Rockingham, NC.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Ann Davis; three sisters, Dorothy Clippard, Betty Adams and Clara Russ; two brothers, Seavy Averitt and Raymond Harley Averitt, Jr.

Surviving is her husband, John W. Davis, Sr. of the home; daughter, Judy D. Dean of Hamlet, NC; sons, John W. Davis, Jr. of Wadesboro, NC and Lonnie Raymond Davis of Hamlet; brother, Rudy Averitt of Laredo, TX; sister, Pat Allen of Concord, NC; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grand-children.

Harrington Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Otis Blakeney

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Mr. Otis Blakeney, 81, died July 10, 2007.

He was born Oct. 14, 1925, a son of the late William and Avis Funderburk Blakeney. He attended the public schools of Cheraw. At an early age he joined Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church and was a member until he moved to Newport News, VA, where he was employed with the Navy shipping department. He moved to Philadelphia, PA, where he worked and retired from Vicks Chemical Company. After retiring he relocated to Newport News, VA. Otis loved to travel.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Surviving is a daughter, Shirley (Willie) Poole and three grandchildren, all of Philadelphia, PA; two sisters, Alice Blakeney Jefferson and Inez Deloris (Reece) Funderburk, both of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Peggy Walker

SOCIETY HILL - Peggy Walker, 67, died July 25, 2007.

Graveside services were held at noon July 28, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ed Griggs officiated.

The family received friends July 27, 5-7 p.m. at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Walker was a daughter of the late Archie and Geneva Nolan Reynolds. She was retired from PPM and later worked at Johnnie's Truckk Stop.

Surviving is her husband, Charles "Chuck" Walker of Society Hill; children, Brian Therrell of Winston-Salem, NC, Chad (Dawn) Walker of Arcadia, NC; daughter, Misty (Jimmie) Hartwell of Thomasville, NC; brother, J.D. Reynolds of Hartsville; grandchildren, Toni Therrrell, Rebecca Walker; great-grandchildren, Hanna Therrellll and Zach Therrell.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Helen Powe M. Morrison

CHESTERFIELD - Helen Powe M. Morrison died July 23, 2007.

Funeral services were held July 28, at 3 p.m. at Goodman Creek Baptist Church, Cheraw.

Helen was a daughter of the late Rev. Richard and Minnie Powe. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County.

She resided several years in Baltimore, MD and later returned to Cheraw. She was a lifelong member of Goodman Creek Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her both husbands, Cletus Miller and Bannister Morrison; a daughter, M. Rabb and a son, Robert Miller, Sr.

Surviving are Warren Rabb III; grandchildren, Janet V. Rabb and Roderick A. Rabb of San Diego, CA and Robert Miller, Jr.; three great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Jean Douglass Perritt

ORANGEBURG - Jean Douglass Perritt, 87, died July 25, 2007.

A memorial celebrating her life was held July 28, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at The Methodist Oaks, Orangeburg. The family received friends after the service.

She was a daughter of the late Charles Clarence and Charlye Ruth Douglass. She was a graduate of Queens College and a retired special education teacher.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, T. Julian Perritt; sisters, Kim Ingram and Helen Richardson.

Surviving are her children, John (Bess) Cook of Greenville, Emily (Glenn) Marsh of Cheraw; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Elizabeth Eskridge Cain

PAMPLICO - Elizabeth Eskridge Cain, 82, died July 25, 2007.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. July 29, in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Marvin Lynch and Rev. Dan Thompkins.

The family received friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

She was born Jan. 28, 1925, a daughter of the late John Washington and Cora Clodfelter Eskridge.

She was a graduate of Winthrop University and taught high school home economics and elementary school in the Pamplico area. And was a member of Pamplico First Baptist Church. She was also a member of Eskridge and Washington Family Associations.

Surviving is her husband, Coleman W. Cain, Sr.; son, John Charlton (Robyn) Cain; daughters, Marian (Daniel) Cain Pardue, both of Florence and Brenda P. Cain; grandchildren, Wesley, Wade and Grayson Cain; brothers, Wilton Eskeridge of Marion and Ernest Eskridge of Cheraw; sisters, Cora Mae Ousley of Cheraw and Treva Burn of Charlotte, NC.

Cain Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Richard Paul Sukovich
Mt. Croghan - Mr. Richard Paul Sukovich, 68, died July 24, 2007.

Private family services were held July 28, at the home.

Mr. Sukovich was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey a son of the late Paul Richard and Anna Paulich Sukovich. He was a retired lineman with Jersey City Power & Light Company

Surviving is his wife, Suzanne Alpaugh Sukovich of the home; a son, Richard Paul Sukovich, Jr. of Ft. Myers, Florida; two daughters, Sherrie (Kenneth) Spencer of Saratoga Springs, NY and Bonnie (Tom) Garcia of Milford, NJ; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Daniel Franklin D.F." Davis, Jr.

Ruby - Mr. Daniel Franklin "D.F." Davis, Jr., 64, died July 28, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 30, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Davis was born in Chesterfield, SC, a son of the late Daniel Franklin and Vera Beatrice White Davis. He was a retired employee of Chesterfield Webbing and a former employee of

Bo-Buck Mill. D. F. enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and playing his guitar, and was a former member of the Melody Makers.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Eddie Davis and by his 3 sisters, Vickie Warner, Stella Carrick, and Janice Tucker.

Surviving is his wife, Bonnie L. Blackburn Davis of the home; two sons, Danny (Marie) Davis of Chesterfield and Mikey (Sandy) Davis of Ruby; a daughter, Michelle Atkinson of Ruby; three grandchildren, Ashton Gaddy, Kara Davis, and Jasper Davis.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

William Marion Privett

Cheraw - Mr. William Marion Privett, 63, died July 29, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 1, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. July 31, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Privett was a son of the late Clarence Marion and Carrie Wrenn Privette. He was a retired supervisor with Delta Mills. William was preceded in death by a son Bobby Wayne Jordan, 3 Brothers Clarence D., Carl, and Thomas F. Privette, and by his sister Grace Privette.

Surviving is his wife, Eva Mae Crowley Privett of the home; four sons, Scott (Cathy) Privett of Enoree, Darrell Jordan of Cheraw, William (Crystal) Jordan of Ruby and Perry Jordan of Patrick; four daughters, Marion (Chuck) Warner of Troy, Crystal Jordan of Cheraw, Jackie Quick of Cheraw, Elaine (Joey) Moore of Cheraw; a brother, Robert (Bonnie) Privette of Ruby; eight grandchildren and Macy Sanders

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Virginia Polson "Peggy" Wallace

Monroe, NC - Mrs. Virginia Polson "Peggy" Wallace, 65, died July 29, 2007.

Graveside services were held at noon July 31, at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of Nealie Brown Polson McLain and the late Wilson Robert Polson. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Wallace was married to the late James "J.W." Wallace and was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Heather Nicole Wallace.

Surviving is a son, Ricky J. (Marie) Wallace of Charlotte, NC; a daughter, Regina C. (Todd) Graven of Monroe, NC; six grandchildren, Tiffany, Heather, Hannah, Robert, Dina, and Kimi; three brothers, Wilson Barney (Linda Raye) Polson of Chesterfield, Billy Robert Polson of Chesterfield and Gerald Wiley (Troyene) Polson of Chesterfield; two sisters, Bonnie Jean (Jimmy) Gibson and Kathy Polson of Chesterfield.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

 Elizabeth Harris Covington

Cheraw - Elizabeth Harris Covington, 103, died July 24, 2007.

Born Sept. 30, 1903, she was a daughter of the late William Walker and Fannie Bell Jordon Harris. She was the widow of Dixon Covington.

She was the organist for First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw from 1932 to 1947 and organist for First Baptist Church, Cheraw for almost 20 years. She taught music in the public schools and privately for many years.

Surviving is her sister, Wiley Davis of Clinton and other relatives and friends.

A graveside service was held at11:30 a.m. July 27, 2007 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw. The family received friends following the service.

Memorials to: First Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 Annie Mae Watson

Bennettsville- Annie Mae Watson, 83, died June 24, 2007. She was a daughter of the late Tillman and Louise Rogers Brigman. She was the widow of Lloyd Watson. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bennettsville, serving as a Sunday School Teacher for 34 years, youth director, adult director, on the Finance Committee, and in the Ladies Auxiliary. Also, she had received honors at the church, including a Distinguished Service Award and Mother of the Year. She enjoyed gardening (working in her flowers) and fishing. Mrs. Watson was an avid baseball fan, either watching young family members in little league or professional teams on TV.

The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. June 26, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Bennettsville. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. in the church following the visitation. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Surviving are two brothers, Mitchell Brigman of Golden City, MO, Curtis Brigman of Owensboro, KY, a sister, Irene Crowley of Bennettsville, and other relatives and friends.

Memorials to Hospice of Scotland County, PO Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353.   Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 

Idell Louise Gilmore Miller

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Idell Gilmore Miller, 75, died July 29, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 4, at Robinson ZME Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Idell was born June 7, 1932, a daughter of the late Clarence and Violet Gilmore. Her belief in God began at an early age. She was a member of Robinson AME Zion Church, Cheraw. She later became a member of Mount Zion Methodist Church of Baltimore, MD. She also attended Coulter Memorial Academy and began her business career at Maryland National Bank and continued to work the family owned business with her husband.

She was preceded in death by two children, Dietrick and Delphine Miller of Baltimore, MD; four brothers and three sisters, Frank, Ernest, Walter, and Johnny Gilmore, Mable Powe, Beatrice Kirven and Anna Gilmore.

Surviving is her husband, Lonnie James Miller; son, Preston Joel Ford of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Colette E. Miller of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Mittie Ree (Eugene) Acosta of Fayetteville, NC; two brothers, Bright B. (Dorothy) Gilmore of Cheraw and Theodore (Verlette) Gilmore of Bladenburg, MD; eight grandchildren, Itisha Ford, Darrell Ford, Antione Dunaway, Twashundra Dunaway, Precious Douglas, Chassidy Dougla and Kindra Ford.

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 9, 2007.

 

Heyward D. "Sleepy" "Buck" Sellers

PAGELAND - Mr. Heyward D. "Sleepy','Buck" Sellers, 91, died August 2, 2007.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Sellers was held at 2 p.m. Aug. 4, in the chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, with the Rev. Keith Hinson officiating.

Burial followed at 4 p.m. at Carolina Memorial Park, Concord, NC.

Mr. Sellers was born February 1, 1916, a son of the late Sinclair C. and Leila Mae Smith Sellers. He was a retired employee of Fieldcrest Cannon, Inc. with over 30 years of service. His first job was working with the W.P.A. building the Ruby - Hartsville Highway and later with the C.C.C. building Cheraw State Park. Buck was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church where he was instrumental in the building of the Family Life Center.

Heyward was married to the late Eleanor Quick Sellers and was also preceded in death by four sisters: Maude S. Rushing, Annie Lee Sellers, Sarah S. Moose, and Laura S. Medford; three brothers: Robert, John Franklin, and Carroll Lucas Sellers.

Surviving is a niece, Jean N. Rushing of Mt. Croghan and a sister-in-law, Martha C. Sellers of Kannapolis, NC.

Memorials may be made in remembrance of Mr. Heyward D. Sellers to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Cross Roads Baptist Church 4963 Cross Roads Church Rd., Ruby, SC 29741

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 9, 2007.

Patricia Lisenby Piittman

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Patricia Lisenby Pittman, 60, died Aug. 5, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 8, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Burial was held in Chesterfield Cemetery

 Mrs. Pittman was a daughter of the late Niven Bryan and Corinne McLain Lisenby, and was married to Wm. J. "Jackie" Pittman for 40 years. She was a graduate of Columbia College and was a teacher and media specialist for 34 years. Pat found much enjoyment in her career.

Pat was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Lisenby Markusen.

Surviving is her husband, Jackie Pittman of the home; a son, Wm. Michael Pittman of Columbia; a brother, Larry B. (Kitt) Lisenby of Chesterfield and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Chester-field Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709; St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 9, 2007.

 

Adam Joseph Brock

CHERAW - Mr. Adam Joseph Brock, 19, died Aug. 4, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Aug. 6, at Pine View Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mr. Brock was a son of Timothy Glenn and Rachel Susan Roscoe Brock. He was a 2006 graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a member of the Rams Marching Band. Adam was registered to begin classes at Northeastern Technical College in the fall. He was a member of Pine View Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Glenn Brock, Oscar Roscoe, and Lewis Rendenna.

Surviving is a brother, Travis E. Brock of the home; grandparents, Ruth Rendenna of Ansonville, NC and Loretta Roscoe of Ruby and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be to Pine View Baptist Church, 2674 Evans Mill Road, Chester-field, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chester-field (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 9, 2007.

 

John "Jack" Frank Van Deman, Sr.

CHERAW - John "Jack" Frank Van Deman, Sr., 90, died Aug. 3, 2007.

He was the son of the late John N. and Diana E. Roy Van Deman. He was a graduate of Red Bank High School and Rutgers Preparatory School in New Jersey. He attended the University of Alabama and Washington College in Chestertown, MD. He was a Veteran of World War II, where he served in the Army Corps of Engineers in Iceland. He lived in Oceanport, NJ and retired to Daytona Beach, FL in 1981 before moving to Cheraw in 2005.

He was the owner and operator of Pleasure Bay Marina in Long Branch, NJ from 1950 -1979. A longtime member of the American Power Boat Association, he was an outstanding boat racer and engine builder setting several records that included World Record Holder in the 91 cu. in. hydroplane class 1951-1956. Winning numerous championships such as National Champion in 91 cu. in. hydroplanes 1950, 1951; 48 cu. in. hydroplanes 1951, Interscholastic B Hydro Champion 1936. He was a member of the Gulf Marine Racing Hall of Fame, and a former member of the Halifax River Yacht Club, Patten Avenue Yacht Club, Long Branch Ice Boat and Yacht Club and the American Power Boat Association.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Lillian Grace Boeni Van Deman of Cheraw; a son, John "Jack" F. (Kay) Van Deman, Jr. of Cheraw; a daughter, Kim Anne Van Deman of Lakewood, CO and one grandchild, John F. Van Deman, III of Cheraw.

The family will received friends 5-7 p.m. Aug. 6, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 9, 2007.

 

Willie "Willis" Freeman

HARTSVILLE -Willie "Willis" E. Freeman, 80, died Aug. 5, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 8, at Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church. The Revs. Steve Winburn and Ronnie Caulder officiated with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Burial was held in Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Wilkes Chapel Building Fund, 15960 Hartsville-Ruby Rd. Hartsville, SC 29550.

He was a son of the late Lawrence and Beulah Brown Freeman. He was a member of Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church where he had previously served as layleader for over 20 years. He served in Germany in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Vermelle Wilks Freeman of Hartsville; sons, Harold Freeman, Dale (Margie) Freeman, Roy (Karen) Freeman all of Hartsville; daughters, Carolyn (Gene) Gilbert of Hartsville, Marilyn (Ray) Byers of Marion, Peggy Morris of Hartsville; sister, Nellie Winburn of Hartsville; grandchildren and spouses, Kenny and Nancy Freeman, Terry and Angel Freeman, Caroll and Brooke Freeman, April and Steve Winburn, Alex Freeman, Lyn Lovelace, Alisa and Donnie Byrd, Marvin Freeman, Kaylyn Morris, Brandy Winn, Richie Freeman, Jeannie Rogers, Samantha Owens; 12 great-grandchildren; and Earl Campbell.

He was preceded in death by his son, James Eugene Freeman; grandsons, Wendell Freeman and Darell Freeman.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Adver-tiser, Thursday, August 9, 2007

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Duese Hancock

GREENSBORO,N.C.   Duese Hancock, 80, died.

 

Duese was born to the late   Isaiah and Lolia Marsh Hancock. He was baptized at an early age and joined St. Paul Missionmy Baptist I Church in Cheraw; He attend­ed Robert. Smalls and Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw and served in the US. Army from Nov. 15, 1945 to Dec. 24, 1946. He was an honorable discharge, who received two citations: The World War II Victory Medal and Occupation Medal

In 1951, he moved to Greensboro, NC, where he met and married Madie Petty. He worked for H.G. Wright Distributing Co., which was later sold to I.H. Gaffey in which he worked until his first retirement He also worked for Guildford County School system until his sec­ond retirement He received many awards and certificates.

 

Deacon Hanoockjoined St. Paul Baptist Church in the early 1970's, where he taught Sunday school He was a member of the Missionmy Ministry and the Pastor's Aid. In 1977, he was chosen and accepted the position

Chairman of the Deacon Board. .

   

He was prereded in death by a sister; Annie M. Poe; four brothers, Nathaniel Hancock, McKinley Hancock, Garfield Hanoock and Junious Hancock.

 

Surviving is his wife, Madie Petty Hanoock of the home; two step-sons, John and William Petty; eight grand­children; a sister; Charley Board of South Ozone Park, NY; and other relatives and frends.

Hargett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 16, 2007.

 

Robert Lee Blackwell, Sr.

PAGELAND – Mr. Robert Lee Black-well, Sr., 67, died Aug. 2, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Aug. 11, at Flemming Funeral Home Chapel in Chesterfield. Burial was held in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Robert was born August 11, 1939, a son of Essie Bell Hudley Blackwell and the late Richard Lee Blackwell. He loved fishing and spending time with friends.

He was formerly married to Mable McCray. To this union four ch8ildren were born: Robert L. Blackwell, Jr., who preceded him in death, Malcolm Blackwell of Oklahoma, Gwendolyn Blackwell and Almeda Blackwell of New York City.

He waspreceded in death by two sisters, Louise Barnes, Sandra Bostic and a brother Jerry Blackwell.

Surviving are eight children, Robert Little of Cheraw, Rodney (Yolanda) Blackwell of Charlotte, NC, Ronald Little of Chesterfield, Jermaine (Melody) Blackwell of Columbia, Linda Blackwell of Cheraw, Vanessa Black-well of Germany, Marilyn (Murice) Miller of Cheraw and Tonya Blackwell of Chesterfield; two sisters, Mary Isaac (A; Santiago) of Brooklyn, NY and Patricia E. Douglas (Hazel McQueen) of Cheraw; three brothers; Eddie L. (Cheryelle) Barnes of Macon, GA, James C. (Patricia) Blackwell of Chesterfield and Donnie Blackwell of

Charlotte, NC; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; Pamela Little and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 16, 2007.

 

Carroll J. Ingram

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.– Carroll J. Ingram, 80, died Aug. 11, 2007, in Jacksonville, Fla., after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. A funeral service was held Aug. 17 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, in McFarlan, N.C. with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Ingram, born in Bluett Falls, N.C.,and raised in Lilesville, N.C., was a son of the late Furman and Etta Crawley Ingram. He worked 45 years in the railroad business at Seaboard Airline Railroad, in Hamlet, N.C., then relocated to Jacksonville where he retired from CSX. He was a devoted member of Southside Baptist Church, in Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by brothers Frank and Bernard Ingram and sister Christine Ingram.
Surviving are wife of 56 years Helen Teal Ingram of the home; daughter Gail (Ray) Kozikowski, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; son C.J. (Phyllis) Ingram Jr., of Woodbridge, Va.; sisters Ruth Roberson, of Lilesville, and Violet Preston, of San Antonio, Texas; brother Harold Ingram of Clarkton, N.C.; and grandchildren Raymond and Teal Kozikowski, Kyle and J.T. Ingram.

Memorials can be sent to Mayo Clinic Parkinson’s Research or Northeast Florida Community Hospice. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, of Chesterfield, was in charge of the arrangements.  Published in The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 16, 2007.

 

Johnny Ingram

HIGH  POINT, NC – Mr Johnny Ingram, 76, died Aug. 6 2007

Funeral services were at Davis Funeral Home and Cremations Chapel on Aug. 8, graveside services were held Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Patrick Cemetery in Patrick, Rev. Wayne Whitley and Rev. Beauford Landers officiated.

Johny was born July 15, 1930, a son of the late James Harmon Ingram and the late Elizabeth Ingram. He worked in the furniture industry and was a Baptist. He was a member of Gods Little Chapel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Mae Ingram; three brothers,   three brothers and three sisters.

Surviving is his sisters, Helen Ingram of Cheraw; a brother James H, Ingram, Lilesville, NC and other relatives and friends.

David Funeral and creamations was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 16, 2007.

 

Samuel Black

WALLACE – Samuel Zimmerman Black, 81, died Aug. 10, 2007.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 13, in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Burial was held in Florence National Cemetery.

Mr. Black was the son of the late Walton L. and Clara McIver Black. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces, attended the University of South Carolina and worked as a welder in the construction business.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Haire Black; a sister; Elizabeth Black Jones and brother; Walton LeGrand Black, Jr.

Surviving is his sister, Mary McIver Jaillette of Darlington and other relativaes and friends.

Belk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. The Cheraw (SC) Chronicle & Chesterfield (SC) Advertiser, Thursday, August 16, 2007.

 

Harley May Evans Demby

CHERAW – Harley May Evans Demby, 78, died Aug. 12, 2007. A funeral service was held Aug. 15 at First Southern Methodist Church, in Cheraw with burial in Chatham Hill Memorial Gar