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Valeria Reid McBride

CHERAW – Valeria Reid McBride, 84, died Dec. 29, 2007.

     Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 31, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.   

She was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Lucille M. Reid. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw seving as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Carrie Hatchell Sunday school class. Mrs. McBride was a member of the Garden Club. She has served as a Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed tennis, swimming, gardening, fishing, sewing and crafts.

Surviving is her husband,  Benjamin Floyd McBride of Cheraw; a son Reid (Cheryl) McBride of Cheraw, a daughter, Martha (Bert) Dawkins of Surfside Beach; two grandchildren, Erin (Beau) Cannington of Gainesville, Fla., Ashley (Noah) Holmes of Matt-hews, N.C. and a great-grandchild, Olivia Jane Holmes of Matthews, N.C.

Memorials May be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709-0293.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Marion Baxton Powe

CHERAW - Marion Baxton Powe, 65, died Dec. 19, 2007.

Funeral services held Dec. 26 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

She was born Feb. 6, 1941 to the late Marion Cornelius and Rudolph Davis Baxton. She was the widow of Johnny Powe. Five siblings preceded her in death Arthur Timothy Braxton, Mary Frances Braxton, Sarah B.J. Burns, Willie Sylvester Baxton and Runetta Braxton.

Surviving is Timothy Nethaniel Powe of the home, Anthony LaMon’ Powe of New York and Mary B. Sellers of Cheraw; grandchildren, Donnell Eller-be, Jessica Sellers, Briana Kathelyn Powe O’Conner and Dimitri Woodward Powe; step-grandchildren, Jalisa Powe, Anthony Irving, and Jasmine Poran; sisters, Thelma B. Singleton, Betty Jean (Henry Frank) Ellison, Luella Small, Eva Maw Wright, and Irne Bloomfield and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Frances Kay Sims

McBEE – Mrs. Frances Kay Sims, 44, died Jan. 7, 2008.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. (TODAY) Jan. 10, at Miller-Rivers- Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial will be held in Magnolia Cemetery, Hartsville.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Jan. 9, at Miller-Rivers-Cauler Funeral Home.

Ms. Sims was a daughter of Willie Faye Mullis Sims and the late Herman Sims. She was a retired a textile employee.

Kay was preceded in death by a sister Martha Lynne Sims.

Surviving is a son, Richard Allen Goodman of Pamplico; three daughters, Amanda Kay Goodman of Hartsville, Rochelle Violet Goodman, and Erica Ramona Goodman both of Panplico; three brothers, Charles Herman Sims of Pageland, Bud Junior Sims of McBee and Jerry Michael Sims of Patrick; and a sister Becky Ann Wright of Lumberton, N.C.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

John Lee Brewer

LEESVILLE – John Lee Brewer, 62, died Dec. 19. 2007.

Open services will be held graveside on Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at Colonel Cash Cemetery in Cash, South Carolina.

He was born on Feb. 18, 1945 to John Lee Brewer Sr. of Pittsburgh, Penn. And alleine Stokes Fencak of Cheraw. He was also stepson to Stephen Fencak of Pittsburgh, Penn.

Surviving are two sons Stephen John Brewer and Christopher Cash Brewer of Houston, Texas; four grand-daughters and one great grand-daughter. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Treva A. Bowen

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Treva A. Bow-den, 86, died.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 6 at Second Chance Outreach Ministries.

Treva was born Oct. 28, 1921 to the late Dugger and Ada Mae Good. She received her education the the public schools of Virginia.

She was married to the late Thomas G. Bowden. A daughter, Elizabeth A. Robinson also preceded her in death.

Surviving is a brother, Joseph (Reba) Duggar of Richmond, Va.; grand-daughters, Faye Jackson of Chester-field and Renee (Michael) Mack of Lamar; Johnny Little of Chesterfield and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral and Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

John Sellers

CHERAW – Mr. John Sellers, 71, died Jan. 2. 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial was held in St. Joseph Cemetery.

John was born Dec. 12, 1936 to the late John Sellers and the late Sylvia Adams. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. During his life-time, he worked as a brick mason and at S.B. Thomas, Inc. in Totowa, NJ.

He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Sellers.

Surviving is his children, Jerome (Brenda) Campbell of Hartford, Conn., Vanessa (George) Smith of High Point, N.C., Minnie Akers of High Point, N.C., John Sellers, Maggie Gayton of High Point, N.C., Debra Sellers of High Point, N.C., Mary Sellers of Paterson, NJ, Charlotte Sellers of Chearw and Eric Sellers of Cheraw; 47 grand-children; 51 great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Wilson of Cheraw; and a brother, Jimmy (Annie) Sellers of Whiting, NJ.

Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Lucy Ann Merriman

CHESTERFIELDMrs Lucy Anne Merriman, 89, died Jan. 5, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith’s Funeral Home. Burial will be held in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery in Cheraw.

Visitation will be held 12;30-1 p.m. at the funeral home. Viewing will be held Friday 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Smith’s Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Billy Joe Moore

CHERAW – Mr. Billy Joe Moore, 73, died Dec. 28, 2007.

Funeral services were held Dec. 30, at 3 p.m. aat First Presbyterian Church in Cheraw with burial in Old St. David’s Cemetery. The family received friends at the home in Cheraw.

He was the son of the late Elisha Addison and Mary Eliza Pegues Moore. He was retired as a Millwright from Crown Cork and Seal with 23 years of service. He served in the South Carolina National Guard for 23 years as a Mess Sargent and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cheraw. Billy Joe loved to cook for his family, friends and for the At Ease group at his church. He was a master wood-worker and built cabinets and furniture. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, brother and friend.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Vernon Moore of the home; two sons, William V. Moore and his wife Teresa, of Rockingham, N.C. and Joseph “Joey” Moore and his wife, Elaine, of Cheraw; a daughter, Teresa Moore Poole and her husband, Gary, of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, A. W. Moore of Cheraw; and two sisters, Mildred M. Sellers and her husband, Billy, of Cheraw and Mary Lou Avant of Charlotte, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Novella Lewis Gilbert

HARTSVILLE – Novella Lewis Gilbert, 72, died Jan. 4, 2008.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Magnolia Cemetery. The Revs. John C. Smith, Jr. and James E. Murray officiated.

She was a daughter of the late John Albert Lewis and the late Florence Webb Lewis. She attended Forest Hills Independent Baptist Church and re-tired from Wade Manufacturing in Wadesboro, N.C. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Ruby Howle, Hattie Mae Hall; and a brother Buck Lewis.

Surviving is her husband, Albert “Bob” Gilbert of Hartsville; daughter, Hattie Louise (Wayne) Driggers of Cheraw; sisters, Mary Ann (Johnny) McKenzie of McBee, Linda (Ernest) O’Neal of Hartsville; grand son, Dylan Driggers; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Agape Hospice, 204 Front St, Cheraw, SC 29520 or to the First Baptist Church of Cheraw’s Family Life Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Marvin David “Pops” Baron

PAGELAND – Mr. Marvin David “Pops” Baron, 86, died Jan. 7, 2008.

Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 9, a Providence Baptist Church Ceme-tery.

Mr. Baron was a son of the late William and Mary Ruth Baron. He attended Penn State University, and was a Union Truck Driver with A&P for 36 years. Mr. Baron was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis Baron and Harry Baron, and by two sisters, Phyllis Peters and Lillian Belovin.

Surviving is his wife, Peggy Harrill Baron of the home; two sons, Roger (Linda) Byrd of Hagerstown, MD; and Rusty (Lisa) Gaytko of Pageland; and a daughter, Sandra (Colbey) Bledsoe of Myersville, MD; a sister, Dorothy Williams of Glen Cove, NY; seven grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

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),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

 John Henry Harrington, Jr.

CHERAW – John Henry Harrington, Jr. 52, died Dec. 21. 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at SmithvilleAME Zion Church. Burial was held in Florence National Cemetery.

John was born April 15, 1956 to Addie Elinson and the late John Henry Har-rington. He received his education in Chesterfield County and grew up to be an independent man. In 1974, he left Chesterfield County and enlisted in the Armed Forces and was stationed in Fort Benning, Ga. For two years where he met and married Arletha Smith.

After receiving an honorable dis-charge, they relocated to Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. John attended the University of the District of Colum-bia where he received a bachelor’s degree in procurement. After receiving his degree he worked for the Federal Government in the Labor Department.

He later returned to Chesterfield County where he stayed until his death. For many years he attended Smithville AME Zion, where he accep-ted Christ into his life. He was a hard worker and had many friends.

He was preceded in death by Ella Bea Harrington and Lois Hattie Wright.

Surviving are three daughters, Michelle Harrington of Woodbridge, Va., Virginia Lakeyia Harrington of Centerville, Va. And Jennifer Harring-ton of Lanham, MD and two grand-sons, Maleik and Ryheim Harrington of Woodbridge, Va.; three brothers, Paul Harrington of Rosevelt, NY, Peter Har-rington of Waldorf, MD and James Har-rington of Washington, D.C.; four sis-ters, Louvenia Harrington of Inwood, NY, Lula (Clyde) Campbell of Wallace, Louise Harrington of Washington, D.C. and Priscilla Harrington of Washington, D.C.; 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),Page: 12; Thursday, January 10, 2008.

Melissa Funderburk “Missy  Wallace

PATRICK – Ms. Melissa Funderburk “Missy” Wallace, 40 died Jan. 11, 2008

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Jan. 14, at Palmetto Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Jan. 13, at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Ms. Wallace was born Oct. 6, 1967 a daughter of Robert Joseph and Barbara Whittington Funderburk. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and Chesterfield-Marlboro TEC, and a retired Social Worker with Ches-terfield County Department of Social Services. Missy was a member of Pal-metto Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers Basil Funderburk and Reid Whittington, and by her grand-mother, Katherine Cox.

Surviving is a brother Robert J. (Dawn) Funderburk II of Ruby; two sisters, Dena J. (Jerry) Gainey of Chesterfield and Scarlet J. Moore of Patrick; a grandmother, Christine C. Funderburk of Patrick; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Chester-field or Darlington County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, P.O. Box151, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or 1045 Stoneridge Ave. Hartsville, SC 29550

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page; 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

Charles William Taylor

BLENHEIM – Mr. Charles William Tay-lor died.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Whitner-Evans Funeral Home and burial will be held in Sunset Memorial Park.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

He was the sone of Etheirine Jacobs English and the late John Ernest Taylor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and was a Bronze Star recipient. He was a retired supervisor with Dalta Finishing and was a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Ernest Taylor, Jr.

Surviving is his wife, Eunice Pearce Taylor of Blenheim; a son, Charles D. Taylor (Renee) of Blenheim; daugh-ters, Julia Taylor Poole of Cheraw and Sheila Taylor McKenzie (David) of Laurinburg, N.C.; brothers, Kenny Taylor (Shirley) of Wadesboro, N.C. and Tim English (Kay) of Wallace; grandchildren, Eric Poole, Hunter Taylor, Scott McKenzie and Jessica McKenzie and a great-grandchild, Gabby McKenzie.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, SC 29210 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, S.C. 29260. Whitner-Evans Funeral Home was in Charge  of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page; 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

James Bobby “J.B.” McIntyre

PATRICK – Mr. James Bobby “J.B.” McIntyre, 81, died Jan. 11, 2008.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 15, at Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. McIntyre was born March 26, 1926, a son of the late Will and Lizzie Grooms McIntyre. He was a retired pulpwood cutter. J.B. was married to the late Frances Haney McIntyre, and was also preceded in death by a son, Edward R. McIntyre.

Surviving are three sons, Buddy McIn-tyre, and Bobby McIntyre of Cheraw and  James McIntyre of Marshville, N.C.; five daughters, Elizabeth Quick of Cheraw, Louise Tucker of Lancaster, Teresa McIntyre of Chesterfield, Virginia McIntyre of Lamar and Catherine Wallace of Patrick; a brother Willie McIntyre of Cheraw; 23 grandchildrn 21 great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

William Justice Nock

COCOA BEACH, Fla.William Justice Nock, 56, died Jan. 10, 2008.

Bill was cremated , as per wishes. A grand celebration of his life will be celebrated in Cocoa Beach, Fla. at a date to be announced.

His family moved to Camden, where he and his brother, Skip, burned down a barn. His family moved shortly after that to Cheraw, where he lived until 1970, graduating from Cheraw High School. His family relocated to St Augustine, Fla. in 1968, where his father John, built Seamont Camp-ground (now the Beachcomber Resort). Bill graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and from Steton Law School. He practiced law in St. Augustine, with the firm of Cusman and Nock.

Bill will be remembered for the years he practiced law in St. Augustine and the many people helped and his great wit. He never forgot a joke and his courtroom antics were often humerous and impressive. In the last years of his life, Bill and Vicky played on the St. Johns River in sailboats, pontoon boats, and ultra light aircraft. He even tried gator hunting.

Surviving is his wife of 10 years, Vicky; a son, Nicholas Nock, daughter, Carolynn Nock (Stephen) and her two sons; brother, John “Skip” Knoc (Kitte), their sons and two daughters; his sister, D.D. Nock Stein (Tracy), their two sons and three daughters; brother, Thomas Nock (Barbara) and their son and two daughters; an uncle and aunt, Johnny and Farrish Justice of N.C. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

Kenneth Lee Rivers

CHESTERFIELDMr. Kenneth Lee Rivers, 46, died Jan. 6, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. at Md-Lain Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

He was born nov. 16, 1961, a son of the late Johnnie Rivers, Jr. and Lottie Mae Rivers. Kenneth was educated in Chesterfield County public schools, he started work at an early age. He worked until his illness forced him to leave the work force. He accepted Christ and was a member of McClain Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. He loved spending time with his family and riends.

Surviving is a son, James J. Rivers of Pageland; stepson, Jackie M. Merriman of Lancaster; step-daughter, Candance (Rodney) Tillman of Wingate, N.C.; three sisters, Lottie Ruth (Cornelius) Robinson of Chesterfield, Patricia (Curtis) Hubbard of Jefferson and Sylvia Ann (Michael) Blakeney of Cheraw; five brothers, Kimbert John-son of Pageland, Jimmy Lee (Dorothy) Rivers of Charlotte, N.C., Dan Jr. (Nora) Rivers of Morven, N.C., Stephen (La Vonna) Rivers of Pageland and Lavon Rivers of Charlotte, N.C.; two uncles, El Jr. Ratliff, David Jr. Ratliff; six aunts, Amanda Jean McCormick, Viola Ratliff, Betty Jean Ratliff. Christine Redfearn, Terry Rtliff and Doris Ratliff and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

 

Callie Elizabeth Cassidy

CHERAW – Mrs. Callie Elizabeth Cassidy, 55, died Jan. 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 12 at Cheraw Family Worship Center.

Callie was born Feb. 27, 1952 to Eliza-beth Timmons and the late Robert Lee Watts, Sr. She attended public schools in Chesterfield Count and worked at several jobs in North and South Caro-lina. She had a passion for sewing, drawing and styling hair. Callie was converted at an early age and was a member of Cheraw Family Worship Center in Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lee Watts, Jr. and Bobby Lee and a grandmother Ella M. Dixon.

Surviving is her husband of 20 years, David Cassidy, Sr. of the home; a daughter, Tina (Thurman) Lowery of Cheraw; three sons, David D. Cassidy, Jr. of the home, Jonathan L. Cassidy of Schweinfurt, Germany and Nathan S. Cassidy of Fort Hood, Texas; three granddaughter; two grandsons; three sisters, Mat (John) Austin of Woodbridge, Va., Dot (Larry) Marsh of Lilesville, N.C. and Janie (Michael) Johnson of Cheraw; three aunts; three uncles and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

Helen Elaine Freshly

CHERAW – Ms. Helen Elaine Freshly, 54, died Jan. 9, 2008

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church. Burial was held in church cemetery.

Helen was born Aug. 25, 1953 to the late Robert and Savannah Pegues Melchor. She was ducated in Chesterfield County public schools.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Singleton, Mary Francis Jenkins and Barbara Ann Chapman; and four brothers, Sammie, Kelly, Calvin and Henry Singleton.

Surviving is a brother, Ernest Melchor of the home; two aunts, Ruth Melchor Bell of Concord, N.C. and Willie Mae Jones of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

Tommy Linwood Kimrey

CHERAW – Mr. Tommy Linwood Kimrey, 70, died Jan. 14, 2008.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 16, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gar-dens.

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

Mr. Kimrey was a son of the late Leo and Mable Louise Wilson Kimrey. He was a retired farmer. Tommy loved and lived life at the fullest and was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, water skier, and roller skater. He also was a former racecar driver and airplain pilot.

Tommy was preceded in death by his brother Jack Wilson Kimrey

Surviving is a daughter, Crystal K. (Hoyt) Graham of Myrtle Beach; a grandson, Tripp Graham: a brother, Milton L. “Mickey” (Eva) Kimrey of Cheraw; a sister, Patsy K. White of Cheraw; 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), Page: 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

Dorothy Bell Gainey Curtis

CHESTERFIELDMrs. Dorothy Bell Gainey Curtis,85, died Jan. 11, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 14, at David’s Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Curtis was a daughter of of the late John Wesley and Hattie Atkinson Gainey. She was a homemaker and a member of David’s Grove Baptist Church. Dorothy was married to the late Rufus E. “Son” Curtis and was also preceded in death by a brother, Willie Gainey, a sister, Helen Boan, and by a step grandson, Bill Parrish.

Surviving is a step daughter, Mary E. (Dr. Thomas) Parrish of Wadesboro, N. C.; three brothers, J.C. Gainey of Concord, N.C., James Gainey of Ches-terfield and Haywood Gainey of Shallotte, N.C.; a sister, Mary G. Gull-edge of Hartsville; two step grandsons, Rev. David Parrish and Rev. Tony Parrish, and two step great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

John Lee Brewer

LEESVILLE – John Lee Brewer, 62, died Dec. 19, 2007.

Open services will be held by the graveside Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at Colonel Cash Cemetery in Cash, South Caro-lina.

He was born on Feb. 18, 1945 to John Lee Brewer Sr. of Pittsburgh, Penn. And Alleine Stokes Fencak of Cheraw. He was also stepson to Stephen Fenck of Pittsburgh, Penn.

Surviving are two sons Stephen John Brewer and Christopher Cash Brewer of Houston, Texas; four grand-daughters and one great-grand-daughter. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

Letha Thompson

CHESTERFIELDLetha M. Thomp-son, 81, beloved mother grandmother and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 23, 2007. Born in Chesterfield, she was a daughter of the late Miles T. and Maggie Irene Deese White. She atten-de Chesterfield County Schools. She was married to the late Bennett Thompson. She was a faithful member of North Cheraw Baptist Church and the Belle Sunday School class for over 30 years. She retired from the textile industry to spend time traveling, gardening and designing handmade crafts. She enjoyed preparing supber meals and desserts for her family.

She is survived by six children: Geraldine (Jimmy C.) Winburn of Ringgold, Ga., Eunice (Berry) Martin of Wilmington, N.C., Rock (Sarah Ann) Thompson of Cheraw, David E. Thompson of Cheraw, Charles (Carol) Thompson of Jackson, MI, Terri (Mike) Garrell of Cheraw. In addition to her loving children she leaves behind eleven grandchildren: Gerri Stancil, Patti Raines, Jeff Martin, Sondra Joyhnson, Adam Thompson, Miles Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Ben Thompson, Staci Thompson, Melissa Garwood and Brooke Rodgers. Letha was blessed with eight great-grand-children. Also, she is survived by a sister Juliette Douglas of Cheraw.

She is preceded in death by her par-ents and husband listed above; also, six sibling, George White, Myrtle Hewitt, Claude White, Ollie Quick, Margaret Russ, and Bill White. The family received friends on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, December 26,2007 at North Cheraw. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorial to: North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, SC 29520. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 17, 2008.

Polly D. Barnard

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.Mrs. Polly Dove Barnard, 86, died Dec. 28, 2007.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at Galatia Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Tommy Underwood officiating. Burial was in LaFayette Memorial Park in Fayette-ville, N.C.

Mrs. Barnard was a member of Galatia Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Barnard.

She wrote the column “Rockfish News” in The News-Journal for many years.

Surviving is a daughter, Tanna Sakobie of Rocky Mount, N.C.; one brother Buie Dove and his wife, Ruth Dove of Cheraw, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Justin and Byron Sakobie. Crumpler Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Judy Gray Brigman

MYRTLE BEACHMrs. Judy Gray Brigman, 62 died Dec. 20, 2007.

Graveside services were Dec. 23, at 3 p.m. at Chatham Hill Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Dec. 22, at Norton Funeral Home in Cheraw.

She was the daughter of the late Earl B. and Florence Glidsson. She was em-ployed by Wal-Mart at Surfside in Myrtle Beach.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Gwen Keith of Cheraw.

Surviving are two sons, David Liston Johns and Todd Vinson Johns both of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Wendy Johns Lyons of Cheraw and Sara Brig-man Williams of Holden Beach, N.C. and a sister, Ellie Meyers of New York and eight grandchildren.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Lottie Bell Lowery Hugh

CHESTERFIELDMs. Lottie Bell Lower Hough, 64, died Dec. 22, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 27 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Lottie was born Nov. 23, 1943.

Surviving is a son, Alvin (Santana); daughter, Tina M. (Ricky), Regina, and Priscilla (Avery) Lewis; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; brothers, David (Michelle), Jerome, John R, James, John, Vernon (Geraldine), Jerry, and Melvin; sisters, Sylvia (Herbert), Yvonne, Gwendolyn, Terry, and Margaret (James); aunts, Mary Ella Myers and Estelle Blue and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

 

Mary E. Dewitt McCoy

CHESTERFIELDMrs. Mary E. Dewitt McCoy, 86, died Dec. 21, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 26 at Bethel Baptist Church, Society Hill. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Mary was born Feb. 17, 1921 a daughter of the late Samuel W. Dewitt, Sr. and Mary E. Purvis Dewitt. She attended the local schools in the area; accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age and joined Bethel Baptist Church.

She was married to John Henry McCoy who preceded her in death. She trans-ferred her membership to Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw, where she remained an active member until she moved to Washington, D.C. where she resided for many years. In 1982, she relocated to South Carolina and reunited her membership with Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by four sis-ters, Inez, Helen, Charity and Fannie; eight brothers, Benjamin, Samuel, Jr., PoBoy, William, Ollie, Robert, Quincey, Theodore and Wade.

Surviving is a son, Floyd D. McCoy of the home; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Catherine McBride Huntley

CHESTERFIELDMrs. Catherine McBride Huntley, 63, died Dec. 16, 2007. 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Dec. 22 at Reid’s Memorial Funeral Chapel. Rev. Ernest J. Reese, Jr. officiating. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Ceme-tery.

Catherine was a daughter of the late Willie McBride and Myrtle Campbell McBride.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Rufus, Odell and K.C. McBride.

Surviving is a son, Kenneth Charles McBride; a daughter, Catherine Ann Myers; two brothers, Gene McBride of Cheraw and Robert McBride of Baltimore, MD; two sisters, Frances Fields of Wadesboro, N.C. and Idell Little of Charlotte, N.C.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Beulah Louise Johnson Laney

CHERAW – Mrs. Beulah Louise John-son Laney, 83, died Dec. 20, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 22, at Westside Baptist Church with bural in Chesterfield Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Smith and Ellen Thompson Johnson. She was retired from Burlington Industries and a member of Westside Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son Robert Burr of Ashboro, N.C.; four daughters, Sheila Harper of Cheraw; Joyce Shaw of Florence; Earline Greer of Connors, Ga.; and Dale Averahart of Augusta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Linda Teal Dixon

CHESTERFIELDLinda Teal Dixon, 66, died Dec. 30, 2007

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Jan. 2 in the Chapel of Norton Funeral Home, Hartsville Chapel. Visitation was held two hours prior to services at the chapel. Rev. Milton Bradshaw and Rev. Robert C. Rhyne officiated.

Mrs Dixon was the daughter of the late Robert T. and Sarah Thompson Teal.

Surviving is her husband, Joel L. Dixon of Chesterfield; daughters, Brittany Dixon of Chesterfield, Elaine (Billy) Chandler of Hartsville, Tammy (Andy) Love of Chesterfield; sons, David (Shelia) Tyner of Laurinburg, N.C., James Edward (Eddie) Dixon of Chest-erfield; sisters Barbara Teal of Chesterfield, Carolyn (Nicky) Cohen of Chesterfield; a brother, Barry Teal of Chesterfield; 10 grandchildren, Wendy, Karen, Daniel, April, Codie, Maxie, Howard, Little Billy, Cherish, and Joshua; and four great-grand-children, Gabriel, Nichlas, Tyler and Sarah.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Fred Wannamaker Rivers

MORGANTON, N.C.Fred Wanna-maker Rivers, 86, died Dec. 21, 2007.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Rod Randolph officiating. The family will receive friends Monday 10-10:45 a.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home.

Born May 21, 1921, he was a son of the late William Turnage Rivers and Hattie Hammond Rivers. Fred was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of Oak Forest United Methodist Church. He was a Mason and a member of the Catawba Valley Masonic Lodge # 217. Fred was a retired employee of Burke Auto Supply.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Vaughn, Connie Wimberly, Lena Haley, Louise Burr, and Stella Cole; brothers, Paul, Blease, Preston, and Ben Rivers. Fred was a World War II Navy veteran and was a member of Oak Forest United Methodist Church. He was a Mason and a member of the Catawba Valley Masonic Lodge # 217. Fred was a retired employee of Burke Auto Supply.

Surviving are his wife, Nan Walker Rivers of the home; daughters, Susan Carswell and her husband, Rick and Beatrice Whyle-Spitz and her husband, Jack, all of Morganton, N.C.; grand-children, Rebecca Mull of Calabash, N.C., John Jr. Mull of Glen Alpine, and Tad Ehrlich of San Diego, Ca.; step grandchildren, Richie and Terry Cars-well, and Katie Wise; three great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Oak Forest United Methodist Church or to the Mary Taylor Green Scholarship Fund, c/o Oak Forest United Methodist Church, 101 Forest St., Morganton, N.C. 28655

Sossoman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Floyd Soon

CHERAW – Mr. Floyd Soon, 62, died Dec. 15, 2007.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial was held in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Floyd was born Jan. 16, 1945, a son of the late William Kiser Soon and Allean McMillion Soon. He received his education in Chesterfield County. He attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Tech-nical College and received his certification from Professional Truck Driving Training School in Atlanta, Ga.

At an early age, Floyd accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. He be-came a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He was drafted in the United States Army in 1966. On May 27, 1967, he married Augustine Burns. He enjoyed cooking, making his special barbecue sauce and sharing it with others, loved stock car racing and football. He was a wise historian. His favorite spot was the big tree at Old IGA. When they relocated he moved to Walmart where he serve as a volunteer greeter.

Floyd’s industrious professional career included Cheraw Feed Mill, Delta, Cheraw State Park, and ended at Estes Express Lines. His professional affili-ations included serving in the United States Army, a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 50, a member of Amvets Post 177, and a member of Disabled American Veterans, Cincinnaati, OH. He was a founding member of Travelers Truck and Van Club, an organization that served the community in different ways.

Surviving is his wife, Augustine Soon; a son, Floyd Everette Soon of Page-land; a daughter, Ivory Soon of Columbia; two granddaughters, Diamone Sacajia Soon and Eboney Monea Soon; two brothers, Johnny and his wife, Carrie of Cheraw, Leonard Murphy and his wife, Ginger of North Carolina; a sister, Earnestine and her husband, Arthur, four aunts, Rebecca Ellerbe of Cheraw, Martha Broadie of New Jersey, Randy Robin-son and Ruth Bryant of New York and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Thias DuVal Crawford Seegars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Thias DuVal Crawford Seegars, 41, died Dec. 22, 2007.

Funeral services were held Dec. 31, at 1PM from the Crossroad Baptist Church, Kershaw. Burial was held in the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson. A wake was held on Dec. 30, 7-8 p.m. at Faith Memorial Baptist Church, 211 Lake-wood Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208.

Thias was born Jan. 9, 1966, a daugh-ter of the late Colell Crawford and Hattie M. Crawford Bracey. At a young age she was baptized and joined Crossroad Baptist Church wher she was active a later joined Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., where she served as an usher and young adult Sundy school teacher.

She attended elementary and high school in Bethune, graduating as salutatorian in 1984. Thias was active in her school activities being a member of the beta club, cheerleader, student counsel, and a school bus driver. She also attended scholars program for high school seniors at Presbyterian College in Clinton. She continued her education by enrolling at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia and later the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she graduated with honors in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Account-ing. She was employed by Bank of America as an independent contract software developer.

After relocating to Charlotte, N.C., she met and married Eugene D. Seegars, Jr. in July 1993, and three children were born.

Surviving is her husband; two sons, Tre’ and Kaci; her mother; two brothers, Marcous Emiliano Bracey (Anette) of Bethune, Eric Supati Bracy (Paula) of Camden; a sister Coletta LaShea Headen of Charlotte, N.C.; a step-grandmother, Zeola Crawford of Lynchaburg and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home – Pageland was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Christopher Michael “Mike” Hill

CHERAW - Christopher Michael “Mike” Hill, 52, died Saturday, Dece-member 29, 2007. Born in Lumpkin, GA he was a son of the late Jesse Le-Vance and Gladys Yarboro Hill. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC and a Mason in Cheraw Lodge 15.

Surviving are his wife, Paige Assef Hill of Cheraw, SC, a daughter, Sarah Hill of Cheraw, SC, a son, Chris (Nikki) Hill of Chesterfield, SC, a brother Terry (Wanda) Lee Hill of Hartsville, SC, a sister, Diane (Jimmy) Hill Kelly of Hartsville, SC and two grandchildren, Cohen and Mark Hill.

The family will receive friends 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Monday, December 31, 2007 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.

A graveside service will be held 4:00 PM Monday, December 31, 2007 at Old Saint David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, SC

Memorials to: Faith Christian Academy 220 Green Street, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Lois G. McArm Food Bank, 131 Second Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Daisey D. Lowery

PAGELAND – Mrs. Daisey D. Lowery, 76, died Dec. 29, 2007.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 2, at Long Branch Baptist Church, Jeff-erson. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Dec. 31, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Lowery was a daughter of the late John Andrew and Lucy Mae Boone Mel-ton. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Fellowship Church. Daisey was first married to the late Broadus James Donahue and was also preceded in death by her son, Bobby Joe Donahue.

Surviving is her husband, Wilson Low-ery of the home; a daughter, Shelby Jean Donahue Baker of Cassatt; three brothers, Chester Melton, and Harlan Melton both of Kershaw, and Harry Melton of Jefferson; a sister, Peggy Miles of Jefferson; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 7; Thursday, January 3, 2008.

Carroll Junior Melton

JEFFERSONMr. Carroll Junior Mel-ton, 58, died Jan. 16, 2008.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Jan. 19, at Bethel Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends following the service in the church.

Mr. Melton was born March 3, 1949, a son of Preston and Gladys Jackson Melton. He was a retired forklift operator with Tucker Lumber Company.

Surviving is his companion, Dot. S. Owens of Camden; a son, Michael (Pam) Melton of Ruby; a daughter, Connie (Charles) Hannah of Chester-field; a sister, Doris Melton of Cheraw; two stepsons, Randy (Debbie) Cassidy of Bishopville and Darrell (Brenda) Cassidy of Camden; two step-daughters, Tammy (Perry) Johnson of McBee and Roin Williams of Camden; three grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Stancil, Kimberly Black, and Samantha Black; and 12 step-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page; 10;Thursday, January 24, 2008.

Ray Kenneth Watson

CHESTERFIELD Mr. Ray Kenneth Watson, Sr., 70 died Jan. 18, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 21, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 3-5 p.m. Jan. 20, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Watson was born April 24, 1937, a son of the late Tom and Geneva Allen Watson. He was a retired electrician with Cooper Tools and Owner and Operator of Watson’s Eletric. Ray was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and an avid fisherman.

Ray was proceded in death by a broth-er, Tom Perry Watson and three sis-ters, Audrey Lampley, Dorothy Glover, and Jean Chisholm.

Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth Morton Watson of the home; two sons, Ray K. (Debbie) Watson and Jason (Jean) Watson both of Chesterfield; three daughters, Crystal W. (Sid) Newman of Sumter, Connie W. (Chris) Page of Chesterfield, and Donna W. (Bronson) Eslick of Patrick; a brother, Rev. Jerry (Betty) Watson of Sumter, and 11 grandchildren.

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), Page; 10;Thursday, January 24, 2008.

Gary Evan Douglas, Jr.

RUBY – Mr. Gary Evan Douglas, Jr., 78, died Jan. 18, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 23, at Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Ruby Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Jan. 22, at Miller-Rivers-Funeral Home.

Mr. Douglas was born Feb. 1, 1929, a son of the late Gary Evan Douglas, Sr. and Edith Anderson Douglas. He was a graduate of Furman University and re-ceived his Masters degree from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Douglas taught for four years aat the Hawaiian Baptist Academy and retired as principal of Ruby Elementery School with 32 years of service. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Gary en-joyed music and was a very talented organist, pianist, and composer.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William K. Douglas’

Surviving is his loving wife of 25 years, Zada Graham Gulledge Douglas of the home; stepdaughter, Carol Ann Gul-ledge of the home; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page; 10; Thursday, January 24, 2008.

William M. “Bill” Burch

CHESTERFIELDMr. William M. “Bill” Burch, 77, died Jan. 20, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 24, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23, Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Burch was a son of the late Robert Huntley and Bernice Threadgill Burch. He joined the Army at the end of WWII, and served with the occupation forces in Germany. He was also a Korean War Veteran surviving several heavy engagements. He ultimately re-tired from the U.S. Army in 1974 as a Sergeant First Class. Mr. Burch also served as a Chesterfield Town Council member from 1977 until 1983. He was also a retiree of the Lancaster County School District serving a variety of positions. He was a member of Chesterfield American Legon Post 74.

Bill was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert H. Burch, Jr., Frank M. Burch, and Darrell Dominique Burch and by three sisters, Sarah B. Horton, Betty Lou Burch and Lillian Burch.

Surviving is his wife, Teresa McDermott Burch of the home; two sons, Randell Burch and wife, April Griffin Burch of Beaufort and Bill M. Burch and wife, Holly Martin Burch of Fort Mill; four grandchildren, Camille, Autumn, Tristan, and Abigail Burch; and a sister, Laura Burch Hunt of Chesterfield.

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

Miller-Livers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page; 10; Thursday, January 24, 2008.

Russell Charles Rhode

CHESTERFIELDMr. Russell Charles Rhode, 79, died Jan. 20 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 23, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Ches-terfield.

Mr. Rhode was born Dec. 6. 1928, a son of the late William Peter and Rose Ann Gilbert Rhode. He helped to establish Chesterfield Manufacturing Company and retired after 25 years in management. Mr. Rhode was a active member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he was a choir memberm, a member of the United Methodist Men, and a member of the Men’s Bible Class. Russell was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling and camping.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Rhode; stepson, Weldon Rivers; two sisters, Elsie (Mike) Walker and Alma (Dick) Degler; and by a brother, Arthur (Alma) Rhode.

Surviving is his wife, Hazel Eudy Rhode of the home and her children, Melinda (Clay) Treadaway, Brooke and Colton and Myra Rivers and Casey; a brother, Kenneth (Kay) Rhode; a sis-ter,, Rachel (Eugene) Moore; step-children, Debbie Payne, Randy, Chris, William, and Robert Miller and step grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh UMC “Building Fund” c/o Susan Hodge, 4059 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page; 10; Thursday, January 24, 2008.

Mary Florence Covington

CHESTERFIELDMary Florence Cov-ington, 67, died Jan. 12, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 16, at McPhatter Funeral Home Chapel, Laurel Hill, N.C. Rev. Maxi-miliano McMillian officiating.

Mary was born Jan. 25, 1940, a daughter of the late Jack and Georgianna Foster.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Covington.

Surviving are two daughters, Georgia Foster (Rev. Arnold) Anderson and Shelia Morton; eight grandchildren, Alicia, Katrina, Gioanni, Donald, Octavia, Michael, Alisa, and Chaarles; four brothers, Thomas, Ed, Henry, and Gordon, all of Wallace and other rela-tives and friends.

McPhatter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page; 10; Thursday, January 24, 2008.

Lola Louise Hubbard

Mt. CROGHANLola Louise Hubbard, 88, died Jan. 17, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan. Rev. Meldroid Lynn, Jr. officiating. Bural was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was an hour prior to services.

Lola was born Oct. 22, 1919, a daughter of the late Verge and Eva Baker. At an early age, she dedicated her life to God and became an active member at Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Croghan.

During the great immigration north she moved to New York with her hus-band, Mack N. Hubbard, to build a better life for her family. There she developed and pursued a lifetime career as a skilled seamstress.

Her Christian growth continued as she united with St. Marks Baptist Church and Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, both in Brooklyn, N.Y. Upon retiring, she and her husband enjoyed traveling, which included trips across the country and cruises to the Caribbean. Eventually, she and her husband returned to her first home church, Black Creek Baptist Church. Throughout her life, she served as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher and in other ministries needed.

Her husband, Deacon Mark Hubbard preceded her in death.

She is surviving by her children, Mary Jones of Massapequa, N.Y., Benjamin Hubbard (Jesse) of Mt. Croghan, Joseph Hubbard (Jeannie of Buena Park, Ca., Willie Hubbard (Patricia) of Indian Trail, N.C., Thomas Hubbard (Janie) of Springfield Gardens, N.Y., Anne Thomas (David) of Chicago, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchild-ren; four sisters and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

William Harvey Bryant

SOCIETY HILL – William Harvey Bryant, 84, died Jan. 22, 2008.

Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Welch Neck Baptist Church, conducted by the Reverend Marvin Lynch and conducted by Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.

Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Bryant was a son of the late Arthur Dowell and Jessie McInville Bryant. He was a farmer all his life untiring due to disabilities.

Bryant was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel L. Bryant; three brothers, David Harden Bryant, Arthur Howard Bryant and Coleman Bryant.

Surviving are six sons, Wayne, Bryant of Cheraw, Michael (Patsy) Bryant and Ronald Jefferson “Jeff” (Amy) Bryant both of Society Hill, Steve Bryant and Tony Harvey Bryant, both of Hartsville, and William Franklin “Tom” (Brenda) Bryant of Wallace, one daughter, Bonnie (Henry) Griggs of Cheraw, nine grandchildren, Lisa Linton, Wayne Watford, Wesley Bryant, Stephen Bryant, Whitney Bryant, Chad Bryant, Crystal Bryant, Drew Stokes, and Sherrie Pratt, three, great-grand-children, Shea Linton, Gavin Watford, and India Watford and other relatives and friends.

Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

Betty Cook Bridges

CHERAW – Mrs. Betty Cook Bridges, 67, died Dec. 26, 2007.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Dec. 29, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Dec. 28, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bridges was born May 16, 1940, a daughter of the late Claude Lee and Elease B. Cook. She was a retired shift supervisor with Carolina Packaging. Betty was married to the late Odis Claudelle Bridges.

Surviving are two sons, David (Joyce) Bridges of Chesterfield and Roger (Millie0 Bridges of Niceville, Fla.; two daughters, Debbie Bridges of Cheraw and Tammie (J’Tem) Bush of Green-ville; a brother, Pete (Joyce) Cook of Wadesboro, N.C.; six sisters, Joyce (Mike) Alexander of Charlotte, NC, Maxine Roberts of Mt. Gilead, NC, Bobbie (Willie) Stevens and Brenda Johnson both of Wadesboro, N.C., Christine (Jerry) Thompson of Mt. Gilead, N.C. and Doris Marsh of Ludowici, Ga.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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),Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

Allen John LeForte

BETHUNE – Allen John LeForte, 42, died Jan. 26, 2008.

Memorial services for Mr. LeForte will be held at a later date.

He was the son of the late John Henry and Peggy Lampley LeForte. Mr. Le-Forte was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield.

Surviving are two brothers, Gerald Le-Forte (Kimberly) of Pennsacola, Fla. and Tony LeForte (Beth) of Kingstree; a sister, Tina Porter of Bethune; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

 

Wilma M. Boatwright

PAGELAND – Mrs. Wilma M. Boatwright, 86, died Jan. 25, 2008.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Jan. 28, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Mrs. Boatwright was a daughter of Garfield and Cornelia Williams Mea-chum. She was a homemaker and attended Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Wilma was married to the late George Murray Boatwright and was also preceded in death by five sisters and a brother.

Surviving are two sons, Ray Marcus (Charlotte) Boatwright, and James Neil Boatwright both of Ruby; four daughters, Avis B. (Vincent) Gulledge of Kannapolis, N.C., Myrtle (Carroll) Raffaldt of Chesterfield, Lois Ann (Ronnie) Jordan of Ruby and Bonnie (Tim) Moore of Polkton, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grand-children.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charage of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

Jessie Lee Lloyd

CHERAW – Mr. Jessie Lee Lloyd, 68, died Jan 22, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at Flemming Funeral Home, Cheaw. Rev Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw.

Jessie was born April 16, 1939, a son of the late Willie James and Martha Hughes Lloyd. He attended Robert Smalls Elementary School and Coulter Memorial Academy where he completed high school. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. After serving he moved to New York City where he was a truck driver. He later returned to Cheraw where he worked at a Wood Veneer plant. He was a very soft spoken gentleman.

Surviving is his wife, Ruby Richardson Lloyd of Cheraw; a son, Maurice Lloyd of Cheraw; two granddaughters, Qua-nisha Lloyd and Mariah Lloyd both of Cheraw; a sister, Caletha Hughes Britton of Cheraw; four cousins, Josephine Peterson, Alice Campbell both of Cheraw, Allean M. Allen and Betty Jean Jones both of Florence and other rela-tives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

Joyce Joines Moser

RUBY – Mrs. Joyce Joines Moser, 72, died Jan. 24, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 at Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Joyce was born Jan. 21, 1936, a daughter of the late Lula Harrell Joines and Sam Joines. She confessed faith in Christ at an early age and joined Holy Temple Holiness Church of Ruby, where she was an usher, secretary and a Sabbath school teacher. She attended the public schools of Chester-field County. She was married to Clarence Moser, Jr. in 1955 and worked at Dan Rivers for 18 and retired in 1996.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lula Mae Dixon, Cleo Ratliff, Idell Merritt; five brothers, Sam Jones, Cliff Joines, Harry Joines, James Joines and Richarge Joines.

Surviving is a daughter, Jean D. Moser of Ruby; three grandchildren, Benita V. Moser, Jennifer L. Moser both of Ruby and Macyo (Angela) Moser of Chesterfield; five great-grandchildren, Tia, Jari, Deja, Tajh all of Chesterfield and Za’Brion Moser of Ruby; three sis-ters,  Mable Dixon, Audrey Griffin and Patricia Covington of Ruby; two cousins, Bro. Thomas and Sis. Dorothy McBride of Denver, Col. and other relatives and friends.

Femming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

Helen Taylor Wilsey

PINEHURST – Mrs. Helen Taylor Wilsey, 91, of Pinehurst, died Jan. 27, 2008.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 in Bethesda Cemetery in Aber-deen, N.C. with Chaplain Ann Long officiating.

Helen was born August 24, 1916, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Taylor. She retired as vice president of First National Bank of Toms River, N.J., in 1981. She was a Grand Matron of Toms River Chapter of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Wilsey was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. She enjoyed traveling in Europe and across the United States.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. C. Bud Wilsey and a sis-ter, Jane Howes.

Surviving is a son, Dr. and Mrs. Law-rence Snow of Cheraw; three grand-childdren , Cathy Heaton (Fred) of Durhamk, Barbara Ghahate’ of Albu-querque, New Mexico and Larry Snow of Atlantic Heights, N.J.; and three great-grandchildren.

Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

Mary Douglas Purvis

CHESTERFIELDMrs. Mary Douglas Purvis, 95, died Jan. 28, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 30, at White Oak Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held following the ser-vice in the church fellowship hall.

Visitation was held following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Purvis was a daughter of the late Orland Harris and Beulah Waddell Douglas. She was a retired employee of Sonoco Industries, Hartsville with 33 years of service. Mrs. Purvis was a lifelong member of White Oak Presbyterian Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Baxter Purvis; brother, Lawton P. Douglas; and by two sisters, Lurline D. Jacobs, and Azalee D. Clanton.

Surviving are three sisters, Peg Griggs, and Garrett D. Rivers both of Chesterfield and Faye D. Chewning of Charlotte, N.C.; Susan Snow; two stepchildren, James Purvis and Joyce P. Wilkerson and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church "Music Fund" 5386 Angelus Rd., Ruby, SC 29741 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),Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

George A. Carter

HINESVILLE – Mr. George A. Carter, 42, died Jan. 19, 2008.

Funeral services were Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. Burial was held in the Eastside Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 pm until 8:00pm at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.

George was the son of Charlie Pierce and grandson of Fred and Ruth Pierce.

After high school, George joined the Marine Corp as a helicopter mechanic. He served abroad in Korea, Japan and aboard a naval ship. He was also stationed in Hawaii.

After serving in the Corp, he stayed in Hawaii for a while, then moved to Spokane, Washington where he learned, what would be his career, carpentry. He worked in many aspects of the field for years and moved up within many of the companies that he worked with, many times becoming the superintendent to the sites that he ran. He moved from Spokane Wash. to Georgia in 2000 to be with his family.

George’s greatest accomplishment was when he decided to work for an American that was rebuilding Afghanistan, following that job he returned to Hinesville.

Surviving are his loving wife, Iwona Carter of Hinesville, his mother and her husband, Anne and Marty Miller of Hinesville; his father and his wife, George A. Carter, Jr. and Kathie of Tucker, four brothers, Jeff (Pam) Carter of Buckhead, Jason Carter of Statesboro, Ryan (Kristin) Carter of Loganville and Chuck (Eileen) Miller of Pittsburg, Pa.; and other relatives and friens.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

James Calvin “Jimmy” Hudson

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  James Calvin “Jimmy” Hudson, 86, died Jan. 24, 2008.

Born June 18, 1921, he was the son of the late James C. and Rosa Mathis Hudson. He attended Chesterfield County schools graduating from Cheraw High School in 1939 and attended Maryville College in Tennessee. Hserved his country during WWII as a B-24 Bomber Pilot in the Army Air Corps, the Eighth Air Force and completed fourteen overseas missions before he was homorably discharged with the rank of Captain from the USAAF in 1947. He was the owner of Hudsonson’s Repair Service in Society Hill until retirement in 1985. He and his wife, Beverlie relocated to Murrell’s Inlet, where he built a house, gardened and fished until 1998 when they moved to Winston-Salem to be closer to more of their family. Other hobbies included traveling the USA and Alaska by car, reading, and enjoying NASCAR racing.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Beverlie D. Hudson, and their six children, Marcia H. Cope of Rual Hall, N.C.: James C. Hudson, III (Rose Marie) of Marietta, Ga., Jenny H. Spradley (Tim) of Thomasville, N.C., Rosa Lee H. Odom of Darlington, Augustus D. Hudson of Titusville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Margaret H. Patterson and Lola H Driggers both of Laurin-burg, N.C.; Annie Lee H. Engressia of Orlando, Fla., Henry C. Hudson of Society Hill, Mary Lou H. Hill of Moncks Corner and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at Welch Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill. The Reverend Glenn Previtte officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Norton Funeral Home in Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Welch Neck Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 28, Society Hill, SC 29593; Hospice Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C.; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, Crystal Cathedral – Robert Schuller TV Fund, Garden Grove, CA 29842 or the charity of one choice.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

Dominique Lamont Bittle

RUBY – Dominique Lamont Bittle, 18, died Jan. 20. 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church.

Donimique was born May 23, 1989, the son of Robert Lee and Janice Brewer Bittle. He attended elementary school in Charlotte, N.C. After moving to Ruby he attended Chesterfield schools. There he met many friends. He was employed at Tucker Lumber Company of Pageland. He attended Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church also McLain Grove Baptist Church with several of his friends and classmates.

He was proceded in death by a brother, Sheldon Bittle and grand-parents, Elred Mac and Rosa Emma Bittle.

Surviving is his father of the home and his mother of Charlotte, N.C.; two sis-ters, Natasha (Ronald) Bowman and Nicle (dennis) Obi of Charlotte, N.C.; eight brothers, Robert Bittle, Jr. and Ashton Bittle of the home, Johnathan Brewer, Adam Bittle, Brandon Bittle, Justin Bittle, Samuel Livingston, Ken-neth Livingston of Charlotte, N.C.; six aunts, Rosie Mae Streater, Inez Malloy, Thelma (James) Myers of Ruby, Linda (Leon) Parker, Vivian Parker and Iris Brewer all of Charlotte, N.C.; eight uncles, Elbert (Margaret) Bittle, James Bittle, John Ellis Bittle of Ruby, Rev. Oscar (Verleen) Bittle of Meriden, Conn., Andrew (Geraldine) Bittle of Bennettsville, Herbert Brewer, Ronnie Brewer, Kenneth Brewer of Charlotte, N.C. and Diondre Bittle of Charlotte, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 9; Thursday, January 31, 2008.

William Barfield

PATRICK – Mr. William Arther Barfield, 82, died Feb. 4. 2008.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Feb 6, at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. The Revs. Howard Walters, Homer Hinson, and Ed Griggs officiated with burial in Cedar Creek Cemetery.

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

William was born Sept. 7, 1925, a son of the late John and Nora Clark Barfield. He was a member, deacon, and Secretary of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. He was a life member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220, a 32nd Degree York Rite Mason, Omar Temple Shriner and a member of the Darlington County Red Fez Club. He was also the Past Patron of the Chesterfield Eastern Star Chapter # 232. Mr. Barfield Redired from Sonoco after 44 years and was a member of the Sonoco Old Timers Club. He was instrumental in bringing rural water to the Plainview Community and was a charter member and treasurer of the Cedar Creek Cemetery Association.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, J.C. Barfield, David Barfield, Kendell Barfield, and Curtis Barfield.

Surviving are his wife, Willie Mae Barfield of Patrick; son, William Boyd “Pete” (CeCelia) Barfield of Chesterfield; daughter Alesia Barfield and (Steve) Christman of Liburn, Ga.; grandchildren, Joe Barfield, Dana Barfield, Emily Christman; and a great-grandchild, Danny Barfield.

Memorial may be made to the Cedar Creek Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 616, Hartsville, SC 29501, or Chester-field County Hospice, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29708-0293.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Irene Lear Hooks

WADESBORO, N.C.Mrs. Irene Lear Hooks, 91, died Feb. 1, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Feb. 3, at Mt Beulah Baptist Church  with Rev. Donald Wallace officiating. Burial Followed in the church cemetery.

The family will greet friends at the church on Sunday an hour prior to the service.

Irene was born June 18, 1916, a daughter of the late William Alexander Lear and the late Clara Hancock Lear. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt Beulah Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Frank Hooks; a son, Jerry Franklin Hooks; grandchildren, Mitzi Hooks and Jerry Hooks, Jr.; brothers and sisters, Charles “Chuck” Lear, David Lear, Katie Lisenby, Josephine Bryant, Ruth Morris, Margaret Dietrich and Maynette Davidson.

Surviving is her son, Jimmy (Cathy) Hooks of Polkton, N.C.; a daughter, Joan (Ken) Younger of Summerville; grandchildren Nikki Hooks of Newington, Conn., Terri (Rusty) Johnson of Wingate, N.C., Tonja (Randy) Evans of Summerville, Sonja (Bryan) Perkins of Ladson, Kenny (Shannon) Younger of Harleyville; great-grandchildren, Regan and Sustin Johnson, Tarrin and Clayton Evans, Samantha, Charlie and Krysten Perkins; her brothers and sisters, Donald Lear, Ray Lear and Eleanor Gulledge, all of Chesterfield, and Joyce Gilly of Ruby.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, 3373 Country Club Rd., Wadesboro, N.C. 28170 or to Heritage Hill Living Center Family Council, 2051 Country Club Rd., Wadesboro, N.C., 28170.

Leavett  Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Hazle R. Knight

DARLINGTONHazle Richard Knight, 84, died Jan 24, 2008.

Funeral services were held Jan, 27 at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery with flag presentation by an Honor Guard from Ft. Jackson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Duane Knight

Hazel was born Nov. 29, 1923, a son of the late Jack and Minnie Richardson Knight. He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving is his wife, Georgiana S. Knight; a daughter, Geraldine (Bobby) Lyles of Cheraw; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dedia Williams of Monroe, N.C. and Martha McQueen of Washington, D.C.; and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Margaret Talley Gilcrest

CHERAW – Mrs Margaret Talley Gilcrest, 89, died Jan. 29, 2008

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Margaret was born Sept. 29 1918 to the late Solomon and Minnie E. Talley. Her childhood and young adult life were spent in Cheraw, where she attended and graduated Salutatorian from Coulter Memorial Academy. She excelled in academics, winning an oratorical contest and played the forward position on the Coulter High School basketball team, leading her team to three victories in South Carolina State Championships.

She furthered her education by attending Barber Scotia College in North Carolina for a short period, before moving to New York City and attending Brooklyn Community College and the College of Staten Island. She was employed as a teacher’s aid as P.S. 15, giving over 20 years of service to the children of Red Hook Brooklyn.

She loved spending time with her family playing Scrabble, Phase 10 and doing word search puzzles.

A loving and devoted wife and mother, Margaret and the late Oscar J. Gilcrest, Sr. were married May 28, 1948; a union that spanned 58 years at the time of Oscar’s passing on June 6, 2005.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Gilcrest Griffin.

Surviving are seven children, James “Jimmy” A. (Linda) Talley of Riverdale, Ga., Dorothy Gilcrest of Harrellsville, N.C., Oscar Gilcrest, Jr. of Yonkers, N.Y., Margaret (Lucy) Gilcrest of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Jacqueline (Jackie) L. Gilcrest of Harrellsville, N.C.; grandmother and great-grandmother of 15, Glenetta and Keynetta, Traveis, Akobi (Lavina), Fanchon, William (Billy), Yasin, Kwame, Ku’trech, Omar, Sade, Anthony, Katherine and James (J.T.); great-grandchildren, Ivy, Jaylen, D’Aunthony, Devon, Ife, Oji, Kiyara, Aaliyah and Isabella; three sisters, Myrtle T. Graham and Lillian T. McCain of Cheraw and Ann Lenox (Thedore of Nashville, Tenn.; 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, February 7, 2008.

Roy Evans

JEFFERSONMr. Roy Evans, 59, died Jan. 24, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church, Kershaw. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Roy was born Feb 18, 1948, a son of the late John Aaron and Gladys Robinson Evans. He received his formal education in the  public schools of Lancaster County and graduated in 1967 from Hill Side High School in Heath Springs. His working career began at Caro-Knit in Jefferson, where he worked in the shipping department. Seeking new challenges, Roy was employed with Springs Industries and worked at Grace Bleachery a division of Springs in Lancaster for 30 years before leaving to care for his mother, a service he rendered until his death.

A lifelong member of Cross Road Missionary Baptist Church, he was an active parishioner and attended the church until illness of his mother compelled him to curtail his activities. His services to the church included Sunday school teacher for the youth, an usher with the Usher’s Ministry, a trustee, at the time of his death he was a member of the Deacon’s Ministry.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnny and Alice McGriff Robinson, Robert and Charlotte Haggins Evens; and a brother, Rudolph Evans.

Surviving are seven sisters, Barbara A. Evens of Pittsburg, Pa., Patricia A. Champion (David), Charlene Evans, Michelle Evans all of Bronx, N.Y., Johnny l. Benson (George) of Paradise, Ariz., Mildred Wright (Curtis) of Jeffer-son, and Linda Funderburk (Ricky) of Lancaster; three brothers, Robert Paul Evans (Lavilla) of Honolulu, HI and Wayne Evans of Charlotte, N.C.; a god-daughter, Chericka M. Funderburk of Lancaster; an aunt, Evelyn Mungo Robinson of Charlotte, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Ceretha Teal

HOLLANDCeretha Teal, age 91, died Jan. 31, 2008.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Feb. 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Holland.

She graduated from China Grove High School and attended Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C. While living in Fairmont, N.C., she was a member of the Fairmont United Methodist Church and was active in the Chancel Choir and the United Methodist Women. In 1965, she moved to Marshville, N.C. where she worked at Forest Hills High School as a secretary. She also attended the Marshville United Methodist Church where she was a Chancel Choir member and active in the United Methodist Women.

Ceretha was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Teal on December 8, 2006.

Surviving are her children, Brenda and Charles Bullard of Holland and Steve and Loria Teal of Myrtle Beach; her grandchildren, Michael Bullard, Stefanie and Mike Duelley, Angie Atan-asov, Cathy and Pete Doyle, Brian Teal, Sharon Bullard, Amanda Rayl, and Justin Rayl; her great-grand-children Ezra Rayl, Madelyn Duelley, Rebecca Duelley and Patrick Doyle; her brother; Ernest (onnie) Trexler of Orlando Fla.; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Holland or to Lakeside Vista in Holland.

Mulder Chapel, Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

 Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Knight Mills

PAGELAND – Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Knight Mills, 80, died Jan 30, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.M. Feb. 2, at Mt Moriah Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation immediately followed the graveside service in the church fellow-ship hall.

Mrs. Mills was a daughter of the late Edward Clyde and Mary Leonard Knight. She was a graduate of Union High School. Lib was a retired seamstress and poultry farmer along with her husband, the late George Everette Mills. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, where she served as WMU leader, former Sunday school teacher, benevolence chair-person, and choir member. Lib was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to all.

She was preceded in death b a sister, Madry Haney.

Surviving are four daughters, Jane (Johnny) Tomberlin of Pageland, Regina (Everette) Cuthbertson of Wingate, N.C., Marsh (Al) Johnson and Donna (Brett) Reese all of Jefferso;, two brothers, Boyd and Don Knight both of Wingate; three sisters, Dot Austin, Myra Tomberlin and Martha Thomas all of Wingate, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 6510 Mt. Moriah Church Road, Marshville, N.C. 28103.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

James Robert Malloy

CHESTERFIELDMr. James Robert Malloy,83 died Jan. 17, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

James was born Nov. 24, 1924, a son of the late Johnson and Kathleen Hinson Molloy. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church where he served as the pastor steward for many years. He was the chairman of the steward board, a class leader, member of the heavenly gates and Pleasant Grove men’s choir. The Spiritual Gospel Singers, Pleasant Grove adult choir and fellowship service committee. He was a longtime member until his illness.

He was a founding member of The Malloy Family Gospel Singers. He worked as a brick mason for Lee’s Construction and retired from Chester-field County Roadwords department as the “best motorgrader operator known” where he served for 30 years. He was a member of the Chesterfield County School Advisory Board until his illness.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lereain Davis Malloy, a son Burnice Davis; a grandson, Clarence Malloy, Jr.; four sisters, Katherine and Thalia Malloy both of Chesterfield; Florie Malloy of Washington, D.C. and Maggie Lee Wilson of Newark, N.J.; and an aunt, (Ma) Marie Malloy Spencer.

Surviving are two sons, Clarence (Barbara) Malloy of Cheraw and James and Donald (June) Malloy of Irvington, N.J.; four daughters, Sandra (Kenley) Hardison and Gloria (Jimmie) McCoy both of Cheraw, Loranda (Earl) Melton of Columbia and Kathleen Malloy of the home; a granddaughter, Katrina Mallow Commodore of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, John A. Malloy of Chester-field; 16 grandchildren; 20 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, February 7, 2008.

Mary Lou Rivers

PAGELAND – Mrs. Mary Lou Rivers, 72 died Jan. 31, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 3, at Providence Baptist Church, burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Providence Baptist Church.

Mrs. Rivers was born Feb. 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Clayton David and Lula Marze Clark. She was a graduate of Pageland High School and was a retired textile employee. Mrs. Rivers was a member of Providence Baptist Church, where she served in many positions, including WOM, choir member, and former Sunday school teacher.

She was preceded in death by a brother William Leroy Clark.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Harold E. of the home; two sons,  Edward E. (Pam) Rivers of Wingate, N.C. and Jerry L. (Renee) Rivers of Pageland; two daughters, Wanda (Philip) Carr of Linville, Va., and Rhonda (Robert) Sweatt of Marshville, N.C.; a brother Horace (Martha) Clark of Pageland; three sisters, Effie (Bud) Parham of Cornelia, Ga., Betty Krimminger of Charlotte, N.C., and Ann Smith of Rincon, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Joseph (Megan) Rivers, Leanna Rivers, Kevin Sweatt, Kimberly Rivers, Katie Rivers, Steven Sweatt, Morgan Carr, Lauren Carr and Jenna Carr; an adopted daughter Abbey Irvine, and children, Nathan, Chris-topher, and Daniel; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church “Music Ministry”, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Patsy Kimrey White

CHERAW – Mrs. Patsy Kimrey White, 71, died Jan. 31, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Feb. 3, at Cash Baptist Church. Burial was held in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. White was a daughter of the late Leo and Mable Louise Wilson Kimrey. She was a homemaker and a member of Cash Baptist Church. Patsy was married to the late J. B. White and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jack W Kimrey and Tommy L. Kimrey.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmy (lyall) White and Johnny White both of Cheraw; two grandsons, Andrew White and Jonathan White; a brother, Milton L. “Mickey” (Eva) Kimrey of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

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

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Rudolph Curry

CHESTERFIELDMr. Rudolph Curry, 73, died Jan. 13, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 4, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in the Curry Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Curry was a son of the late Henry Luther and Mollie White Curry. He was a retired painter and a member of Light House Ministry. Rudolph was married to the late Shirley Jean McLain Curry and was also preceded in death  by six brothers, H.L, J.C., Ed, Clarence, Walter and Charlie Curry and by two sisters, Clarice Leslie and Molly Lynn McKain.

Surviving are two sons, Rudy (Teresa) Curry of Patrick and Michael Huggins of Cheraw; three daughters, Kim (Ronnie) Guinn of Chesterfield, Renee Curry of Cheraw, and Shelia (Robert) Glenn of Patrick; two brothers, Robert Curry of Patrick, SC and Wiley Curry of Cheraw; two sisters, Sallie Berrie of Sumter and Bonnie Thurman of Las Vegas, NV; 12 grandchildren 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 7, 2008.

Ruth Lang “McMa” Jordan

CHESTERFIELD Mrs. Ruth Lang “McMa” Jordan, 85, died Feb. 3, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Campbell Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jordan was daughter of the late John Rufus and Sarah Purvis Lang. She was a homemaker and a member of Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene. Ruth was married to the late Bill Jordan and was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jackie Hurst Jr.

Surviving are two sons, Rev. Billy R. (Betty) Jordan of Chesterfield and Ronnie (Diane) Jordan of Rockingham, N.C.; two daughters, Jenny (Tommy) Melton and Bonnie Hurst (Michael) Canipe both of Chesterfield; three brothers, Bill Lang and Ed Lang of Chesterfield and Johnny Lang of Thomasville, N.C.; two sisters, Carrie Haigler of Concord, N.C. and Lela Boan of Thomasville, N.C.; eight grandchild-ren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

John Robert Boyle

HAMLET – Mr. John Robert Boyle, 76, died Feb. 1, 2008. Mary Sue Boyle.

The service celebrating his life was held at Marks Creek Presbyterian Church on Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ken Goins and Rev Burke York officiating. Burial followed at Marks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Holley Boyle and two brothers, Henry and Daniel Boyle.

Surviving is a son, John Robert Boyle II and wife, Deanna of Charlotte, N.C., a daughter; Rebecca Sue Boyle and Rebecca Lenee Bradley of Rockingham, N.C.; three grand-children, Abbie Dawn Boyle, Brittany. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Nancy Castelli Deemer

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Nancy Castelli Deemer, 49, died Feb. 13, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, at Miller-River-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Feb. 16, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Deemer was a daughter of Ann Imbimbo Bass and the late Thomas Castelli. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving is her husband, Scott R. Deemer of the home; two step-sons, Scott L. (Pam) Deemer of Ft. Lewis, WA and Sean G. Deemer of Ashville, N.C.; two sisters, Jo Ann (Terry) Crowley and Linda Gay Hunt both of Chesterfield; a step-granddaughter, Emily Grace Deemer 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 21, 2008.

Harold Funderburk

PAGELAND – Harold Funderburk, 100, died Feb. 15, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Feb. 18, at First Baptist Church of Pageland.  Burial followed in Dudley Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was an hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born April 25, 1907 a son of the late Howard J. Funderburk and Sloan Jones Funderburk. Harold completed his college degree at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and taught school for many years before joining the Employment Security Commission of South Carolina. This job stationed him in Charleston where he met Rhoda Grainger who gave him his only child, Tammy M. Funderburk . Tammy resides in High Point, NC with Harold’s 3 year-old granddaughter, Zoe Aribella Funderburk.

His numerous activities included many entries in horse shows, farming, raising beef cattle, going to local dances, and actively participating in church services. He was the Sunday school superintendent at Dudley Babist Church for many years as well as a Sunday school teacher. He later joined First Baptist Church of Pageland.

Many will remember “Mr. Harold” and his mule Huldy in the Pageland Watermelon Festival Parade. Huldy lives now on a farm south of Pageland and is doing well. He was always very proud of her.

He was preceded in death by his siblings; Rev. Wade Funderburk, Dr. Guy Funderburk, Coble Funderburk, Oleta F. Winburn, Watha F. Knight, and Azilee F. Byrd.

Surviving is Hampton Funderburk of Monroe, N.C.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 21, 2008.

Becky F. Tilley Hurst

CHESTERFIELDMrs. Becky F. Tilley Hurst, 53, died Feb. 16, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Feb. 19, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Oak-land Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hurst was born Feb. 16, 1955 a daughter of the late Edward Lawrence and Geraldine D. Walker Freyermuth. She was a former day care worker and a homemaker. Becky was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

Surviving is her husband, Mark Hurst of the home, a sister, Cindi (Pete) Hurst of Chesterfield; four brothers, Edward L. (Cindy) Edward L. Freyermuth, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 203 Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Agape Hospice of the Pee Dee, 204 Front St. Cheraw, SC 29520

Miller-Rivers-Caulder was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 21, 2008.

James White, Sr.

CHERAW – Mr. James White, Sr., 73, died Feb. 13, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Feb 15, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. White was a son of the late Will and Mary Elizabeth Atkinson White. He was a former textile employee and a retired employee of Chesterfield General Hospital. James was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving is a son, Buddy (Laura M) White of Florence; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Michael) Dixon of Patrick and Vickie (Jerry) Burr of Darl-ington; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 21, 2008.

Judith “Judy” Leard

PAGELAND – Mrs. Judith “Judy” Leard, 62, died Feb. 16, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Feb. 19, at Fairview Baptist Church. Burial was held in the Church Cemetery.

Viewing was 3-4 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Mrs. Leard was born Jan. 19, 1946. Judy was baptized on June 22, 2003, and became a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Judy to Fairview Baptist Church c/o Sue Jordan, 2693 Steen Rd., Mt. Croghan, SC 29727

Miller-Rivers-Caulder was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 21, 2008.

Robert Frank Hightower

WADESBORO, N.C.Mr. Robert Frank Hightower, 84, died Feb. 12, 2008.

 Funeral services were at 2 p.m.   Thursday in David’s Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield, with Rev William Lewis officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park, Wadesboro, N.C.

The family greeted friends tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home.

Mr. Hightower was born June 29, 1923, a son of the late Mary Moore and Clyde Ellis Hightower. He grew up on the family farm in the Cason Old Field area and was very proud of his Anson County roots.  In 1951 he married Lavinia Dutton who died with cancer in  1985. Mr. Hightower is most remembered for his 57-year tenure in the Anson County Clerk of Court’s Office. Having started in 1949 as a Deputy Clerk, he rose to Assistant Clerk in 1955 and finally to the Clerk’s position in 1976. He then continued as the Clerk of Court until his retirement in 2006. At his retirement celebration, Hightower was presented with one of North Carolina’s highest honors: the Order of the Longleaf Pine, where he joyfully spoke of his time in the Court-house and related some of his favorite stories of memorable court cases.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Hightower and sister, Lucille H. Morris.

Surviving is a son Coy Hightower of Morvin, N.C.; a daughter, Beth High-tower Cummings of Wadesboro, N.C.; a grandson, Nicholas Cummings of Lilesville, N.C.; a great-granddaughter, Hailey Cummings of Lilesville, N.C.; two sisters, Kathryn Evans of Wades-boro, N.C. and Mrs. Jean Dobbins of Midland, N.C. a brother, Ed Hightower, and a sister Lucille H. Morris, preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to David’s Grove Baptist Church, 106 David’s Grove Church Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Leavitt Funeral Home was charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 21, 2008.

Gilbert Huguelet

HAMLET, N.C. – Gilbert Huguelet, 82, died Feb. 18, 2008 at Caarolina Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 14, 1925 in Rich-mond County. He was a son of the late Arthur G. and Elizabeth Cornwell      Huguelet.

Huguelet served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from Dye Music Company.  He attended Faith Freewill Baptist church. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He harvested a deer every season for the last 62 years.

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Faith Freewill Baptist church, the Rev. Steve Pryor, the Rev. Jerry Hall and the Rev. Randy Bishop officiating. Burial will follow at Mary Love Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter Debbie chavis of Rockingham, N.C.; three grandchildren, Ken and Lucas Chavis of Rockingham, N.C., and Mark Loguidice of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; and his special extended family, Jennie dye, Vernon, Janice and Duke Dye and Ed, Joanne Kimberly and Christopher Ladd and Gwen Ladd

The family received friends Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at Faith Free Will Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Faith Free Will Baptist church Building Fund, 657 Airport Rd., Rockingham, N.C., 28379.

Watson-King Funeral home in Hamlet is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 21, 2008.

James Henry  Wannamaker, Jr.

CHERAW – Wannamaker, 85, died Feb. 22, 2008

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. February 24, at Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw.

He was the only child of  the late James Henry Wannamaker, Sr. and Marian Hurt Wannamaker,  He was grandson of William Edward Hurt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Cheraw, and Lucy Hall Hurt, and of Dr. Theodore Elliott Wannamaker, founder of Wannamaker’s Drug Store in Cheraw, and Harriett Harrington Wannamaker.

In 1937, Mr. Wannamaker attended the first national Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington, DC. He was selected as the outstanding scout from South Carolina. He attended Wafford College and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served in World War II in the 26 Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the Army Air Corps. Three days after returning from the Pacific, he was married to his high school sweetheart, Margaret T. Thurman.

Wannamaker was an active member of the community. He served as president of the Jaycees and served two terms as president of the Cheraw Kiwanis Club. He was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church, serving on nearly every committee. He had a special love for the church’s college scholarship program. He was a director of First Federal Savings and Loan, serving on the bank’s audit committee.

He joined his fater at Wannamaker Oil Co., Inc. immediately after his return from WWII. At the same time, he opened the first appliance business in Cheraw, selling the first television, the first automatic washing machine and the first home freezer in Cheraw. He succeeded his father as president of Wannamaker Oil Co. in 1971.

Wannamaker is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Thurman Wannamaker; his son James Henry Wannamaker III; daughters, Anne W. Pate, Margaret W. Utsey; grand-children, Haigler H. Pate, Margaret W. Pate Furtak, Blair W. Utsey and Margaret W. Utsey.

Memorials may be made to: St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520, First United Methodist Church Scholarship Program, PO Box 129, Cheraw, SC or Hospice of Chesterfield County, Inc., PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Edna Holmes Knox

MYRTLE BEACH Edna Holmes Knox, 83, died Feb. 22, 2008

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 27, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, Surfside Beach. Burial followed in the Heaven’s Gate Cemetery, Murrells Inlet.

She was born Nov. 15, 1924 to the late David and Beulah Homes.

Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. February 26, in the Ocean View Memorial Chapel.

Surviving are nine children, Paul W. (Ann) Knox Jr. of Myrtle Beach, Walker (Edyth) Knox of New Jersey, Robert L (Connie) Knox of Conway, David E. Knox of New Jersey, William H. (Deloris) Sr. of Dalington, Mary K. Windley of Conway, Olivia (J. Paxton) Pegues of Cheraw, M. Keith (Tonya) Knox of Florida, and M. Kenneth (Jane) Knox of Inman.

Ocean View Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

John D. Keith

CHERAW –John D. Keith, 89, died Feb. 13, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Feb. 16, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Feb. 15, at Kiser Funeral Home Cheraw.

He was a son of the late John and Sudie Walters Keith.  He was a member of lpeasant Grove United Methodist Church, Cheraw. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II, earning a Purple Heart and Silver Star, serving in Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes and Central Europe. He was a Shriner with a 50-year pin.

Surviving are his wife; Ruby Sutton Keith of Cheraw; a son, W. Carey (Nell)Keith of Florence; a daughter, Paulette K. Ballard of Rock Hill; two brothers, Harvey Keith of Cheraw and Howard Keith of Spartanburg; a sister, Sally Baker of Society Hill; five grand-children and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Rochell Keith, Mack Keith, Harold Keith, Zeke Keith, Odell Keith, sisters, Ada K. Johnson and Rezell K. Tucker.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris, Greenville, SC 2960, or a charity of one’s choice.

Kiser Funeral Home was om charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Charlotte Powe Bourne

CHERAW – Charlotte Powe Bourne, 79, died Feb. 16, 2008

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the Old St. David’s Cemetery.

The family received friends 5-7 p.m. Feb. 18, at Kiser Funeral Home.

She was a daughter of the late James Edward and Gary Evans Powe. She was the widow of Burness “Bird” Bourne, Jr. Bourne graduated from Converse College in 1949 and taught school in Georgetown, where she met her husband.

She was a life long member of St. David’s Episcopal Church. She served on the vestry, the alter guild and was a member of the Bishop Thomas Chapter of the Episcopal Women of the Church. She was also a member of the Old Cheraw’s Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution as a committee chairman, and a member of the Pedee Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of American Colonists as Regent and Historian.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Gary Powe Jarman and a grandson, Burness “Bird” Bourne, IV.

She is survived by her sons, Burness “Burney” (Sue Ella) Bourne, III of Murrells Inlet and James “Jim” (Tami) Bourne of Folly Beach; daughters, Charlotte B. (Mike) Flint of Mt. Pleasant; Margaret B (Tommy) Stafford of Lexington; and Elizabeth Evans Bourne of Murrells Inlet; grandchildren, David (Laura) Flint, Michael Flint, Stephen Flint, Charlotte Flint, Thomas Stafford, Katharine Stafford, Sarah Stafford, Rachel (Brandon) Bourne Shaw, and Mary Margaret Bourne; great-grandchildren, Thomas Flint, Ashley Flint, Hannah Flint; sisters, Susie Powe Huggins and Mary Emma Powe Wallace both of Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to: St. David’s Episcopal Church, 420 Market Street, PO Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520, or The Burness “Bird” Bourne IV Scholarship Fund o/o Belin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 528 , Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576, or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Juanita “Tillie” Kelly Butler

WADESBORO, N.C. – Juanita “Tillie” Kelly Butler, 77, died Feb. 9, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., at Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11 at Kiser Funeral Home.

Born Dec. 7, she was a daughter of the late Curley Dew and Lillie Mae Carter Kelly. She was the widow of R. D. Butler. (Married for 54 years.) She was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Cheraw, where she had served as president of the WMU, adult Sunday school teacher, and a long time member of the choir. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a brother, Leonard J. Kelly.

She is survived by a son Randy Butler of Cheraw; two daughters, Cheryl B Heustess of Cheraw and Teri B. Pruitt of Little River; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie R. Kelly and Wayne Kelly, both of Wadesboro, N.C.; three sisters, Mary Ruth K. Treadaway and Betty Jo Deese both of Wadesboro, N.C. and Julie G. Grooms of Lilesville, N.C.

Memorials may be made to : Westside Baptist Church, 105 Claremont Street, Cheraw, S. C.  29520, or American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Dessie Brigman Barrington

SOCIETY HILL - Mrs. Dessie Brigman Barrington, 74, died Feb. 21, 2008

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Faith Community Baptist Church. Burial was at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Crest Cemetery, Gibson, N.C.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Feb. 22, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barrington was born Feb 14, 1934, a daughter of the late Willie Lester and Flossie Steen Brigman. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Community Baptist Church. Dessie was married to the late Nelson Eugene Barrington, and was also preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Parker and Regina Wallace, and a brother, Fred Ray Brigman.

Surviving is a son, Nelson (Vonda) Barrington of Society Hill; a daughter, Dorothy B. (Richard) Huff of Society Hill; four grandchildren, Nick Bar-rington, Chris Huff, Willie Wallace and Wendy Wallace; a half-brother Lester Brigman of McCall; two sisters, Evelina Stubbs of Gibson, N.C., and Pearl Griggs of Wallace.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Lula Mae Quick Polson

CHERAW – Mrs. Lula Mae Quick Polson, 78, died Feb 23, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb 25, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Feb 24, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Polson was born October 5, 1929 in Cheraw, SC, a daughter of the late Monroe and Lula Hewett Quick. She was a retired Cheraw Elementary School employee. Mrs. Polson was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.  Lula Mae was married to the late Lonnie H. Polson.

Surviving are four daughters, Mary (Jimmy) Higgins of Hampstead, N.C., Janice Rivers of Asheboro, N.C., Shirley (Ralph) Grant and Lisa H. Polson both of Cheraw; a step-son, Wayne H. (Cheryl) Polson of Sandy Springs; a brother, Tillman Quick of Patrick; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Chester-field County Council On Aging, P.O. Box 45, 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 28, 2008.

Veda Freeman Watson

KINSTON, N.C.Veda Freeman Watson died Feb. 19, 2008

She served her Lord and loved the people of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church. She desired to have her funeral at the church; however, because of a previously scheduled youth rall at Bethel, her service was held at Howard-Carter Funeral Home in Kinston, N.C., on Feb. 23, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Paramore officiating. Burial followed at Westview Cemetery, Kinston, N.C.

Visitation was held on Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m. at Howard-Carter Funeral Home.

In 1948, she married Thomas Junius Watson and moved to Kinston, N.C. in 1954. She worked as a supervisor at Caswell Center, where she retired in 1989. Veda was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church where she was an active member and sang in the choir for many years. She loved her family and fiends, and one of her greatest joys was to spend time with and cook for them. She enjoyed traveling and visited many countries through-out the world. Five years ago, due to declining health, she moved to Raleigh, N.C.  to be closer to her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. “June Bug” Watson, and her mother and father, Mildred Douglass Freeman of Chester-field.

Surviving are her daughters, Linda Watson Hicks and husband, Tom of Amarillo, TX, and Susan Watson Liverman and Gene Liverman of Raleigh, N.C.; sisters, Mazie Freeman Hales and Mary Sue Freeman of Pensacola Beach, Fla. and Sarah Ann Freeman of Sumter; grandson, Brian Thomas Hicks and granddaughter, Kelly Yvonne Hicks, both of Amarillo, TX; great-grandchildren Ryan Thomas Hicks and Chase Anderson Hicks of Amarillo, TX. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Ray Harvey Oliver

JEFFERSONMr. Ray Harvey Oliver, 66, died Feb. 21, 2008.

 Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 23, at Almetta Baptist Church, Jefferson.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Feb. 22, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Oliver was born June 8, 1941, a son of the late Reverend Arthur Ganson and Desnie Autrey Oliver. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School. Ray was a former employee of Springs Industries with 28 years of service and was a retired EMT – Intermediate with Chesterfield County Ambulance Services with 26 years service. He was also a member for 26 years with the Jefferson Rescue Squad. Mr. Oliver was a former member and deacon of Almetta Baptist Church for many years, and was now a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of Pageland. Ray preceded in death by his first wife, Gayle Ann Maree Olier and by his brother, Rev. Kenneth Oliver.

Surviving is his wife, Darla Ann Rollings Oliver of the home; a son Johnny Oliver of Lancaster; a daughter, Joy Belk of Lancaster; three step-daughters, Michelle Allen of Hamlet, N.C., Jessica Blackwell of Pageland, and Angela Rollings of Jefferson; three sisters, Rachel Winburn of McBee, Ola Faye Johnson, and Janice Lowery both of Jefferson; five grandchildren and a great-grand-child and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Jeffer-son Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 155, Jefferson, SC 29718 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 Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Betty Ann White

MYRTLE BEACHBetty Ann White, 61, died Feb. 21, 2008.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Feb. 23, at the chapel of McMillian-Small Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Dunn officiating.

Betty was born July 18, 1946, a daughter of the late Lubert Frazier White, Sr. and the late Emma Lee Parker White.  She was a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church as well as a member of the Crafty Ladies Group at Grand Strand Senior Center.

Surviving is her daughter, Cheri Schmidt and her husband, Ferrell of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Lubert White, Jr. of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Michael Parker, and Peyton Schmidt all of Myrtle Beach.

The family received friends following the memorial service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 2901 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 or to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440

McMillan-Small Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Shirley Ann “Pink” Powe Burwell

LANDOVER, MD Mrs. Shirley Ann “Pink” Powe Burwell, 70, died Jan. 23, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Jan. 29, at J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home, Landover, MD. Burial followed in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.

Shirley was born Dec. 11, 1937, a daughter of the late Thomas and Gracie Powe. She graduate from Long High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Burwell, Sr.; a daughter, Thomasina McNeill; four brothers, Timothy Powe, Willie Powe, Clarence Powe, Theodore Powe, and a sister; Lourdine Powe Watson.

Surviving is a son, George E. (Marveline) Burwell, Jr.; two daughters, Tarria Burwell (Leroy Hayes). Kelli (James) Davis; a brother, Arthur Louis Powe of Cheraw; 11 grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

J.B. Jenkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Vanessa Jean Spencer

WALLACE – Mrs. Vanessa Jean Spencer, 52, died Feb. 22, 2006.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dillon Church of God with burial in Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation was from 6-9 Sunday at Cooper Funeral Home.

Vanessa was born May 10, 1955, a daughter of the late Kellar Douglas Bethea and Isla Lee Stephens Bethea, She was a homemaker.

Surviving is her husband, Dale Spencer of Wallace; daughters, renee (Carlos) Juarez of Hamer, Tiffany (Bobby) Carter McCormick of Wallace and Christy Carter of Hamer; as son, Brian Carter of Wallace; step-daughter Amanda Carter of Greenville; step-son, Robert Spencer of Mullins; sisters, Mary Martin of Dillon, Laura Atkinson of Sarosota, Fla. and Louise Autry of Wilmington, N.C.; a brother, Franklin Bethea of Dillon and nine grand-children.

Cooper Vuneral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 28, 2008. 

 Richard Harvey Love

CHERAW – Mr. Richard Harvey Love, 46, died February 27, 2008

Funeral services were at 6 p.m. March 2, at Flemming Funeral Home, Pastor Jim Nicholson officiating. Burial was held in Drucilla AME Sion Church Cemetery.

Richard was born May 17, 1961, a son of the late Cora Lee Jefferson Love. He attended Chesterfield schools and was employed 12 years with McCalls Sheet Metal in Cheraw.

Surviving are three sisters, Lee Ann Tisdale (Thalmie) of Charlotte, N.C., Nancy Lee Adams (Morris) of Jacksonville, Fla. And Cora Jane Love of Alexandria, Va.; five brothers, James (Dick) Jefferson (Wayneta), Johnnie Ray Jefferson (Deborah) of Charlotte, N.C.; Ralph Love of Cheraw, Ronnie Dean Love of Allendale and Randal Scott Love (Amy) of Charlotte, N.C.; four aunts, Willie Ruth Jones (Harold) of Greensboro, N.C., Vashti Pounds (Eddie) of Philadelphia, Penn.; Dorothy Jackson of Charlotte, N.C., and Vennis Durham of Washington, D.C.; three uncles, Collins Jefferson, Jr. (Tora) of Chesterfield, Sanko Jefferson (Manie) of Charlotte, N.C. and Jimmy McComb of Maryland and other Relatives and Friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 13, 2008.

Louise P. Sowell

CHERAW _ Louise P. Sowell, 94, died Feb. 17, 2008.

Funeral services were held Feb. 23, at Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Louise was born Nov. 28, 1913 a daughter of the late Arthur W. and Daisy Taylor Hudgins. Her husband, James L. “Jimmy” Sowell, and a brother, George “Buster” Hudgins, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her sons, Reinald L. Pope and Major Kikette (Angel) Sowell; three grandchildren, Renoir L. Pope, Alexis Miller and Timothy Sowell; sisters, Daisy H. Reynolds and Marian Hutchins; a brother T. Hudgins; and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 13, 2008.

Joe Louis Lindsey

CHERAW – Joe Louis Lindsey, 65, died Feb. 28, 2008

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 4 at Robinson AME zion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in St. Josephs, Cemetery.

Joe was born Feb. 12, 1943 a son of the late Joe Wilson Henderson and Mary Lee Henderson Lindsey. He grew up in Wallace and Cheraw areas, attending the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduating from Long High School in the Class of 1961.

He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Robinson AME Zion Church where he served on the trustee board and as custodian of Robinson and Midway Churches.

Surviving is a daughter, Ella L. (willie) Banks of Cheraw; two brothers, John W. Lindsey of Sanford, N.C. and Albert Lindsey Milkton of N.J.; five sisters, Mary F. Pratt, of Milkton, N.J.. Sarah Huntley and Roberta Tillman both of Morven, N.C., Alberta Henderson of Camden, N.J. and Mary Jo Halachi of Cheraw; three grand children, Stacy, Willie Jr. and Matthew Banks all of Cheraw; three great-grandchildren; a god-grandson, Da’Shawn Broadie; a god-grandson, Yusef Harris and a god-daughter, Suedonna Harris 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, March 13, 2008.

Pink Patrick, Jr.

CHERAW – Mr. Pink Patrick, Jr., 89, died March 6, 2008.

Funeral services weree aat 1 p.m. March 11 at Grace Temple Fellowship Church, Wallace. Burial was held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Pink was born May 23, 1918, a son of the late Lizzie (Duncan) and Pink Patrick, Sr. He lived in the Cheraw community for 89 years. During this span, two children were born Pink LaCoast of Myrtle Beach and Vivian LeNette Patrick of the home from his union with the late Alberta. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and later became and associate member of Grace Temple Fellowship Church,

Mr. Pink’s working career extended from the building of Hwy 52 from Wadesboro, N.C. to Charleston and 30 years with Seaboard Coast Line Railroad.

In his previous union to Elma, three children Jimmie D. (Geneva-Diane) of Atlanta, Ga., Marilyn A. Alan) of Atlanta, Ga., Bennie J. (Monika) of Germany with endearing love for Julius A. (Joyce) of Huntsville, Ala.

He was preceded in death by sibilings, Ernest (Emma) of Washington, D.C., Marion (Ollie) and Willie Mae (William) of Cheraw.

Surviving also is a sister, Julia of Hartford, Conn.; three grand-daughters, Robyn (Dexter and Aminah), Rochelle, and Lesley; these unions produced six granddaughters, six grandsons and 16 great-grandchildren; 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, March 13, 2008.

Thomas James Dixon, Sr.

CHERAW – Thomas James Dixon, Sr., 81, died Feb. 26, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 3, at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial was held at Chatham Hills Memorial Gardens,

Thomas was born July 6, 1926. He was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield. In November 1945, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country during World War II in the Philippines. His pastime was fishing.

During his later years he accepted Christ as his personal Savior.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thermantha Braxton.

Surviving are Retired U.S. Air Force Thomas (Doris) Dixon, Jr. of Tampa, Fla. :Prophetess Frances (Bishop Jerry) Hardison, Sr., Florence Dixon, Marilyn Dixon-Valenzuela, Major James (Patricia) Dixon of Cheraw and Pearlean Greenfield of Washington, D.C.: 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren a cousin, Mary (Lewis) Clayburn and other relatives and

Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 13, 2008.

Mary Ellen Drake

CHERAW – Mary Ellen Drake, 53, died Feb. 21, 200

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Grace Temple Fellowship Church. Burial was held in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Mary was born July 25, 1954 to the late George Washington and Mary Louise Harrington Coit. She graduated in 1972 where she attended the public schools of Marlboro County. She was employed at INA Bearing until her health failed. She was a member of Greater Outreach Tabernacle Church, Cheraw and served as a member of the praise team and the choir.

She was formally married to Maxson Drake, Sr. to this union three children were born. She was later blessed with another child.

She was preceded in death by a brother, George Edward Coit.

Surviving are four children, Maxson Drake, Jr. of Cheraw, Michael Drake of Clio, Petty Officer Second Class Crystal (Cory) Teach of Hampton Va. And Dylan Davis of the home; five granddaughters, DreDaisia, Asheley, Cheyanne, Christian and Makayla; six sisters, Jeanette (Nathaniel Jr.) Short and Edna (Thomas) Bloonfield both of Wallace, Gloria Coit of Cheraw, Min. Kathy (William) Ratliff, Virginia (Joseph) Leak of Wylie, TX and Karen (Michael) Ellerbee of Dallas, TX., a brother, Todd (Minuette) Coit; four aunts, Sally (Adam) Harrington and Rosa Brewer both of Wallace, Kaatherine Pearson of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Virginia West of Orangeburg; an uncle, Arthur (Ruth) Harrington of Wallace; a greatuncle, Eddie Coit of Chesterfield 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, March 13, 2008.

Edna Jefferson Hillian

CHESTERFIELD – Edma Jefferson Hillian; 78, died Feb. 27, 2008

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 1 at Drucilla AME Zion Church. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Edna was born Aug. 18, 1929 a daughter of the late William and Sally Jefferson. She attended Drucilla Public School and graduated from Chesterfield Colored High School in 1951. After graduation, she became a dedicated domestic worker for over 20 years.  In 1962, she earned a certification in Civil Defense (Individual, Family and Community Preparedness) from the State of South Carolina’s Department of Education. She joined the Grandview Presbyterian Church at an early age where shee maintained a life long membership.

Throughout the years, Edna worked many jobs including James Fabrics, Cheraw Manor, Special Needs Daycare, Cuddy Farmes and Spartan Food Company (Hardee’s) where she was well known for baking her famous biscuits. She also enjoyed family dinner parties and baking cakes and pies for the community.

In 1963, she was married to James T. Hillian, Sr. They were married for 45 years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Hillian; two daughters, Mary and Juanita Hillian; four brothers, Lindsey, Sears, John and Captain Jefferson.

Surviving is a daughter, SCDC Officer Sally Beatrice (William) McQueen of Cheraw; Retired Major (USA) Jacqueline A. (B.B.) Hillian-Craig of Pflugerville, TX; SCDNR SGT John F. (Wilma) Hillian of Cheraw; two brothers, Jerry Jefferson of Greens-boro, N.C. and Howard Jefferson of Spartanburg; two sisters, Sarah B. Kelly of Spartanburg and Katherine Jefferson of Cheraw; three granddaughters, Carole J. Chaka L., Charlitrice I.; six grandsons, James T.(III), Joshua E. John R.. William A., Jamison A., and Christopher A.; four great-grandchildren, Yamani E., Jailein C., Fatima S., Carole J.; 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, March 13, 2008.

Letha Hudley

PATRICK – Mrs. Letha Hudley, 76, died March 4, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 9 at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Old Piney Grove Cemetery.

Letha was born Sept. 23 1921 to the late Archie and Emma McQueen. At an early age she joined Piney Grove Baptist Church in Patrick. She was married to the late Belton Hudley.

Surviving are five sons, Belton, Robert, Benjamin, Wilbert, and Lee H. Hudley all of Patrick; four daughters,Jo-Ann (Tyrone) McDonald of Cheraw, Laura Mae Hudley and Linda (Timothy) Cue both of Patrick and Mary (Rev. Caston) Friday of Maryland; two sisters, Eular McQueen pf Patrick and Mamie Kitt of Farrell, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grand-

children 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, March 13, 2008.

Dorothy Henderson Matthes

CHERAW – Dorothy Henderson Matthes, 77, died Sunday, March 2, 2008.

A Mass of Remembrance was held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 4049 Hartley Avenue, Palmer Township, Pa.

She was a daughter of the late Percy and Agnes Dicker Hendeerson.

Surviving are her children, John D. Matthes and Ann M. Bradley, both of Cheraw, and Michele M. Senz of Bethlehem, Pa. and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.  Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 13, 2008.

 

William Herbert McCromick

ELLERBEE, NC Mr. William Herbert McCromick, 79, died, Wednesday, March 12, 2008.

 

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, March 15th at Carter Funeral Home in Ellerbe with Rev. John Stone officiating. Interment will follow in Ellerbe Cemetery.

The family received friends Friday evening from 7-9 pm at Carter Funeral Home in Ellerbe, N. C.

He was born February 2. 1929 in Ellerbee, a son of the late John William and Laura Jane Talbert McCromick.  Mr. McCromick was a farmer and worked as a machinist with CSX Railroad and worked previously as a mechanic with Commonwealth Hosiery Mill. He served in the U. S. Army.  

 Mr. McCormick was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Puckett McCormick, a grandson, James Michael Heavner, and siblings, Lucille Faircloth, Frank McCormick, Bill McCormick, and Marion McCormick.

 

Surviving are a son, William H. McCormick, Jr. and wife Jatana of Rockingham, N.C.; two daughters,

 

Debbie M. Smith and husband Cecil of Ellerbe, N.C. and Lisa M. Haywood and husband Rodney of Norman, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and eight great grand-children; three sisters, Louse Lucas, Peggy Webb, and Agnes Treece, all of Ellerbe, N.C.; six brothers, Joe McCormick, Robert McCormick, Jerry McCormick, all of Ellerbe, N.C; and Max McCormick, Johnny McCormick, and Doran McCormick, all of Cheraw.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Richmond County, 1119 U.S. Hwy 1 N. Rockingham, NC 28379 or Mountain Creek Fire Department, 248 Godfrey Rd., Ellerbe, NC 28338.

 

Carter Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

George Thomas Wesley Creech

CHERAW - George Thomas Wesley Creech, 17, died March 10, 2008.

                                                      

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. March] 13 at Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw. Burial was held in Oak Glove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheraw

 

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. March 12 at Kiser Funeral Home.   

 

George was a son of Jackie (Melanie)

Creech, Jr. and Debbie (Henry) Shaw McLain. He has been a Boy Scout. He enjoyed riding four wheelers, motorcycles, fishing, hunting, hanging out with  friends, and working on his truck. He loved music and spending  time on the: computer.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George Hildreth and James McDonald.

 

Surviving by his brothers, Jackie (Nicole) "Boog" Creech, III of Wallace, Jordan Creech, Tyler Creech both of Brevard, N.C.; sisters, Candice Creech of Cheraw, Cindy (Robbie) Creech of Patrick; grandparents, Nancy Hildreth, Betty "Susie" Shaw, Jackie (Helen) Creech, Sr. all of Cheraw and Sydney Huffman of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Claudia Norton Barnes

MCCOLL - Claudia Norton Barnes, 75, died March 14, 2008.

 

Funeral services were by the graveside at 2 p.m. . March 16 in Beaverdam Cemetery. .

 

The family received friends at RogersFuneral Home Saturday 6-8 p.m.

 

Claudia was a daughter of the late Prince Farley and Berta McCoy Norton, Sr. She was retired.from textiles.

 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Kubas Gross and a brother, Prince Norton, Jr.      

 

Surviving is a son, Steven Barnes of McColl; a sister, Grace Bullock of Columbia and other relatives and friends.

 

Rogers Funeral Home was in charge Qf  arrangements. Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

Marguerite B. Tucker

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Marguerite B.Tucker, 84, died March 12, 2008.

 

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. March 14, at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis.

 

Mrs. Tucker was born Jan. 19, 1924,

the daughter .of the late Ira Brock and the late Allie McLaurin Brock. She retired from Cannon Mills and was a member of Skyland Baptist Church.

 

She was preceded in death by "r hus­band, Theron Tucker in 2003, sister, Irene Moore and brothers; Allen and Lamar Bock.

 

She is survived by many relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to Ruckhus House Foundation, 9450 Moss Plan-tation Avenue, N.W. Concord, NC 28027.

 

Whitley’s Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.

 

Joe F. Horne

LAURINBURG, N.C. - Joe Frank Horne, 74, died March 7, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held March 12 at Morris Funeral Home Cottage Chapel. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

 

Joe was born June 17, 1933, a son of the late. James Smith and Hattie Smith Bennett. He was reared by his grandfa­ther, the late Tom Horne. He retired from Marsh Sheet Metal in Cheraw after 30 years as a welder.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jaunita .Horne; a son, Samuel Streater; granddaughter, Angela Horne, and a brother, George William Home.

 

Surviving are six daughters, Shirley Isaac of Cheraw, Mary Morehead of W.V., Grayvon (Ronnie) Bridges of Bennettsville, Hattie M. Watson of New Haven, Conn., Jaunita C. (Richard) Easterling of Cheraw and Teresa V. Horne of New Haven; an adopted daugh­ter, M{lytha H. Allison of China Grove, N.C.; a son, Deacon John Ira (Vernel) Streater of New Haven; 29 grandchil­dren; 49 great-grandchildren; 22 great­great-grand-children; a sister, Tomasena Triplett of Glenn Willow, OH; adopted brothers, Pastor Billy (Danella) Bennetts of Cleveland, OH, Robert Bennett of Philadelphia, Pa., and Dan Bennett of Wades-boro, N.C.; an uncle; Lester Horne of Winston-Salem, N.C. and other rela­tives and friends.

 

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements. Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Rev. Wilkin W. Williams

CHESTERFIELD - Rev. Wilkin W. Williams, 74, died March 5, 2008. .

 

Funeral services were March 8, at Pee

Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial fol­lowed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. .

Wilkin was born Oct. 7, 1933, a son of the late Wilkin, Sr. and Ruth Woods Williams. He was a retired principal of Robert Smalls Elementary School and was. pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Wadesboro, N.C

 

He was preceded in death by a son, Wilkin Williams, III, sisters, Betty and Drewie; and a brother Maxie.

 

Surviving is his wife, Rosalie Williams; three children, Rodney (Renee) Williams of Hillsborough, N.J.; Carmen Williams of Arlington, Va., and Jennifer (Chris) Hill of Charlotte,. N.C.; a grandchild, Ka'mari Williams; six sisters, Clara Addison, Pecolia Baker, Bernice Sellers, Winnie Gadson, Arteal Pygatt, and Nina Frierson; and other relatives and friends.

 

Morris Funeral  Cottage was in charge of arrangements. Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Cletus Doster

 

CHESTERFIELD – Mr Cletus Doster, died M8.Jch 12, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. at Rhode Branch AME  Zion Church. Burial was held in the Church Cemetery.

 

Cletus was a son of the late Traywick  and Anna Doster. He was converted at an  early age and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in his younger] years and' later joined Rhode Branch AME Zion Church, where he has been a member for the past 20 years.

 

He was married to the late Catherine B. Doster and was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Clyburn.

 

Surviving is his wife, Orlandia H. Doster of Mt. Croghan,; three daughters, Judy McManus, Catherine (Christopher) Richardson and Judy Louallen all of Pageland; eight sons, Randy Doster of Silver Springs, MD, Cletus (Lorene) Doster, Jr. of Woodbridge, Va., Michael .Doster, David Doster, Travit Doster, Roger Louallen, and Donnie Clyburn all of Pageland; a brother, Mitchell Doster of Charlotte, N.C.; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grand-children; and other relatives and friends.

 

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Lloyd Merriman

CHERAW – Lloyd Merriman died.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 11 at Pleasant Grove AME Sion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Mr. Lloyd Merriman, or “Mr. Lloyd”. As he was affectionately called, was born Jan. 13, 1923 to the late Leon and Leanna Streater Merriman.  Mr. Lloyd was devoted to his eleven children and did whatever it took to work and provide for them, after Mrs. Ada Mae’s untimely death at the age of thirty-six years old.

 

Mr. Lloyd was a multi-talented individual who was self taught and multi-disciplined at many trades. This led him to be a dedicated employee of Calvin Rivers Farms and self-employed as an auto mechanic.

 

Mr. Lloyd was an active member of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. As a very respected and sociable man, he had an extensive circle of friends. He was a principled and outspoken individual and he embodied a very vibrant classy spirit.

 

Mr. Lloyd was preceded in deathy by five siblings, Floyd Merriman, Willies Merriman, Burlin Merriman, Donetta Leak and Mary Pegues

 

Surviving are three sons, Jerome (Dorothy) Merriman of Morven, N.C., Tyrone (Gladys) Merriman of Cheraw, and Timothy (Sharon) Merriman of High Point, N.C.; eight daughters, Mary C. McCoy of Chesterfield, Alice L. Chapman of Washington, D.C., Sondra Sowell, Jacqulin Myers, Elaine L. (Lee Prentis) Sowell, Ada L. (Charles) Ashe, all of Cheraw, Mary J. (Rev. Charles) Sturdivant of Morven, NC, and Genenie M. Johnson of Charolette, N.C.; forty grandchildren, seventy-five great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; a brother, Royce Lee Merriman of Cheraw; three sisters, Roseanna Hillian, Moletha Roberts, and

 

Alice Arteal Merriman, all of Cheraw, SC; and other relatives and friends.

 

Mr. Lloyd was preceded in death by five siblings: Floyd Merriman, Willies Merriman, Burlin Merriman, Donetta Leak and Mary Pegues.

 

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Rosa Woodward Wise

RUBY – Mrs. Rosa Woodward Wise , 90, died March 12, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 15, at Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

 

Mrs. Rosa was born Oct. 14, 1917 a daughter of the late Joseph Hebron Woodward and Mary Elizabeth Steen Woodward.  She moved to Kannapolis, N.C. as a young girl and after the start of WWII, she and her lifelong friend E. Merle Overcash went to Bridgeport, Conn., where they became original, Rosie the Rivioters by working in shipyard.

 

She eventually returned to the Carolinas where she married Mr. Roscoe Wise.  Before returning to Ruby, they settled in Kannapolis, N.C. for a short time where they both worked in the cotton mills.  After relocating back to Ruby Mrs. Rosa eventually become a homemaker and caretaker for the elderly and sick. She  did this for many years.  Rosa was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters, Grace W. Williams and Sarah W. Baker.

 

Surviving is a daughter, Paula Lynn Wise of Ruby; a stepson, Charles Lynn Wise of Lexington, N.C.; a brother Eugene Gene (Lona Mae) Woodward of Ruby; two sisters Cora Bell Grass of Kannapolis, N.C. and Beatrice Oliver of Ruby and a cousin, Geraldine Gulledge; and other relatives and friends.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in Charge of arrangements.  . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Lou Ellen Lear

CHERAW – Mrs. Lou Ellen Lear, 78, died March 17, 2008

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 19, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

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

 

Mrs. Lear was born December 18, 1929 in Greenville, SC a daughter of the late Minnie Turner.  She was a retired textile employee.  Lou was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church.

 

Surviving is her husband, Dewey T. Lear of the home; four sons, Charles (Libby) Tucker and Ricky (Denise) Tucker all of Rock Hill, Jerry Wayne Tucker and Donnie (Bonnie) Tucker all of Cheraw: a daughter Linda Tucker of Rock Hill; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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 Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Howard W. Boan, Sr.

CHERAW – Mr. Howard W. Boan, Sr., 86, died March 13, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. March 16, at Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Boan was a son of the late Ira Walker Boan, Sr. and Mattie Lou Board Boan. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and a retired sales manager with American Bakeries. Mr. Boan was a life-long, faithful, member of Westside Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion Post 74. Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Sarah Phillips Boan, his brothers, Ira W. Boan, Jr. and Paul J. Boan, and by his sister, Edell Boan Polson.

 

Surviving is a son, H. Walker Boan and wife of Inman; a daughter Diane Boan-Donaldson and husband James B. Donaldson of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Beth Boan O,Neal and Husband Jimmy of Cheraw, James Walker Donaldson of Chapel Hill, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Richard, Alex, and Jacob Evans of Cheraw; and a sister, Mary Lou Boan (Bill) Jacobs of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of ones choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Elizabeth Hill “Lib” Maloch

CHESTERFIELDMrs. Elizabeth Hill Lib Maloch, 84, died March 11, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 14, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Black Creek Cemetery, Dovesville.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. March 12, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Maloch was born Feb. 17, 1924 a daughter of the late James Wilcox Hill and Louise Jackson Hill. She was a retired Library Assistant with the Chesterfield County Library and a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. Lib was married to the late John B. Maloch and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Elizabeth Maloch and by her three brothers, Jack, Edward, and Son Hill.

 

Surviving is a son, John (Mary) Maloch, Jr. of Cheraw, two daughters, Linda M. (Tommy) Fowler of Charleston and Mary Bell of Charlotte, N.C. ; eight grandchildren, Sharon Fowler, Leigh (Jay) Philon, Gregory Sellers, Jennifer (Chris) Chisam, Kimberly Bell, John (Christina) Maloch, III, Amber Maloch, and Holly Maloch; seven great-grandchildren, Kali Daniels, Jake Philon, Karre Sellers, Lathan Sellers, Madison Chisam, Courtney Chisam, and Ashlyn Maloch.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to a charity of ones choice.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Helen McKenzie Burr

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Helen McKenzie Burr, 81, died March 13, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. March 15, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

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

 

Mrs. Burr was a daughter of the late Oliver Cleveland and Florence Parker  McKenzie. She was a graduate of Robert Fletcher Memorial High School and was a retired seamstress.

 

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, James Murray Burr and a grandson James William Eddins.

 

Surviving is a daughter, Mary Alice Burr of Clio; two grandchildren, Teresa (Richard) Preston of Clio, and Danny (Deanna) Eddins of Chesterfield; a brother, Douglas (Lena) McKenzie of Bennettsville; a sister, Eva M. (A.T.) Langley of new Bern, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Danna and Brandon Eddins, and Bradley Graham.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Ronald T. Moore

Auburn, GA.Ronald T. Moore, son of Sadie Ruth Lisenby Moore and the late Clarence E. Moore, passed away on March 6, 2008, Ron was 65 years old.  Hwas married to Marcia Burgess Moore and they had two sons, Chris and Matt Moore.

 

Ron graduated from Camden High School. He attended Clemson University then went in to the U.S. Navy. He served 20 years in the submarine division. After the Navy service, he worked for Locke Heed for 18 years.

 

There was no formal funeral. Ron was cremated.  His mother and 4 siblings; Dennis, Cherrie, Raye and Kaye plan a private memorial service at a later date with his sons  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 20, 2008.  

 

Lydia Anne Morris Johnson

HARTSVILLE - Lydia Anne Morris Johnson, 75, died March 24, 2008.


Funeral services will be held at
4 p.m. March 27, at Clyde Church of God. The Rev. Don Childers will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.


The family will receive friends
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.


Lydia was born Dec. 15,1932 a daughter of the late Rev. Clarence and Eunice Bradshaw Morris. She was the widow of Murray "Junior" Johnson she was a daughter of the late Rev. Clarence and Eunice Bradshaw Morris. She was a member of the Clyde Church of God and was a Sunday school teacher. She was retired from Kendall and was a seamstress at 60 Minute Cleaners and her home. She was big Bamma on the front porch, and loved her children and grand-children.


She was preceded in death her son, Randy Johnson.

 

Surviving are her sons and daughters, Terry and (Sheila) Johnson, Robbin and (Vicki) Johnson, all of Hartsville; a daughter, Jane (Robert) Wallace of Hartsville; a sister, Clester Shull of Columbia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence M. and (Katherine) Morris of Florence, Bradley Morris of McBee, , Mack and (Ruth) Morris of McBee, Paul and (Sandra) Morris of Hartsville, David and (Delores) Morris of Patrick; grandchildren Angie (Chad) Gainey, Tonya (Chuck) Spell, Tara (Heath) Sealy, Terry Johnson, Jr., Christopher Wallace, Ashley Wallace, Nick Johnson; and six great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to the Clyde Church of God,
1813 Catawba Springs Dr., Hartsville, SC 29550. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 27, 2008.  

 

William E. MacLauchlin, Jr.

CLERMONT, FLA. - Bill MacLauchlin, 86, died Feb. 16, 2008.


A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. March 20, at South Lake Presbyterian Church, 131 Chestnut Street, Clermont, Fla. Burial will be held April 5, at 9 a.m. in Old St. David's Cemetery in Cheraw.


Born
Aug. 15, 1921 he was the son of William Edward MacLauchlin, Sr., and Elizabeth Waddill MacLauchlin. He graduated from Columbia High School and Davidson College. After serving in the Fighting 69th Infantry Division of the United States Army from 1943- 1946, he earned an M.S.W. degree from Tulane University and became a counselor for the Y.M.C.A. in New Orleans, LA. From 1951-1961 Bill worked as a salesman for Moore Business Forms in New Orleans and in Montgomery, Ala.


He then moved to
Sanford, Fla. and achieved his longstanding goal to own a business, becoming President of Celery City Printing Co., Inc. He was a member of the board of the Printing Industries of Florida and served as President of the Graphic Arts Association of Central Florida.


In 1983 he was named Central Florida Printer of the Year. He was also a member of the Seminole County Tourist Development Council and served as President of the Sanford Lions Club, two terms as President of the Scottish American Society and one as President of the Saint Andrews Society.


In addition, Bill was Chairman of the Seminole County School Advisory Committee, a Director for the Central

 

Florida Zoo and served two terms as Chairman of the Salvation Army Board. An active Presbyterian from birth, he served as Sunday school teacher, Deacon and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Sanford, Fla.\


Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Ann Catherine Clark of
Shreveport, LA; a daughter, Lynn Bedford MacLauchlin; a sister, Ellen Kollock MacLauchlin; and daughter, Barrie George.


Surviving is his family: his wife, Marilyn George MacLauchlin of Clermont, Fla.; children, Ann Waddill MacLauchlin and her husband, William Lee Moore of Portland, ME, Reid Clark MacLauchlin and his wife, Barrie Gillam MacLauchlin of Danville, KY, Charles August George and his wife, Sarah Whittier Chabot of Blacksburg, Va., Catherine George Kyle and Mark Bryan Kyle of Clermont, Fla., Margaret George Ruddy and her husband, Shamus of Hinckley, OH; grandchildren, James Henry Moore of Malaga, Spain; Kelli Ann MacLauchlin of Danville, Michael Emmett George, Gracie Maher George and Jolie Susanna Chabot, all of Blacksburg, Va., Jesse Chabot George, Tampa, Fla.; Seth William Rakow of Deltona, Fla., Madeline Jane Ruddy of Medina, OH, Mallory Ruddy Robison and husband, Adam of Sharon Center, OH; and great-granddaughter, Barrie Brooke Rakow of Deltona.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lake and Sumter,
12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.


Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 27, 2008.  

 

Martha Elizabeth English Quick

WALLACE - Martha Elizabeth English Quick, 80, died March 16, 2008.


Graveside services were at
3 p.m. March 17 in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace.


She was the daughter of the late Vance and Lottie English. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late Ben Tilman Quick.


Surviving are her children, Eleanor L. Webb of Wallace and Ross Quick of Bennettsville; a brother, Zeb English of Wallace and three sisters, Marie Page of Wallace, Faye Allen of Cheraw and Betty Leviner of Marshton, N.C.; her grandchildren, Lynn Webb of Wallace, Nicholas Webb of Patrick, R.J. Quick of Wallace, Abby Quick of Hamlet, Tyler Quick of Bennettsville and five great-grandchildren.


Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 27, 2008.  

 

Bobbie Jean Lewis Johnson

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Bobbie Jean Lewis Johnson, 72, died March 18, 2008.


Funeral services were at
4 p.m. March 20, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.


Mrs. Johnson was born
Aug. 31, 1935 a daughter of the late James Isaac and Pansy Aline Davidson Lewis. She was a retired inspector with Highland Industries with 42 years of service. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Bobbie Jean was married for 45 years to the late Fletcher J. Johnson, Jr. and was also preceded in death by a son, Dr. Jimmy Johnson; four brothers, Wilson, Tommy, William, and Bonnie Lewis, and two sisters, Mary Lee Gulledge and Martha Stafford.


Surviving is a son, Charles (Hannah) Johnson of Chesterfield; a daughter, Cynthia (Johnny) Davidson of Chesterfield; a sister, Allie Mae Staf-ford of
Chesterfield; five grand-children, Chad (Kristy) Davidson, Lauren (James) Griggs, Kyle (Tiffany) Davidson, Ryan Johnson and Anna Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Davidson and Jayden Davidson.


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


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 27, 2008.  

 

Eloise Sellers Jenkins

RUBY - Mrs. Eloise Sellers Jenkins, 80, died March 22, 2008.


Funeral services were at
4 p.m. March 25, at Ruby Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Ruby Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of the late William Clyde Sellers, Sr. and Nora Jane Hancock Sellers. She was a graduate of
Ruby High School and Limestone College. Mrs. Jenkins was a retired Chesterfield County School Teacher with 38 years of service. She was a lifelong member of Ruby Baptist Church. Eloise was married to the late Jesse Thomas Jenkins and was also preceded in death by a brother, William Clyde Sellers, Jr. and by a sister, Mary Lee Parker.

 

Surviving is a son, Tommy (Gail) Jenkins of Florence; a daughter, Betty Ann (Billy) Davis of Ruby; two brothers, James Grady Sellers of Pageland and Charles W. Sellers of Ruby; three grandchildren, Whitney Jenkins, Kevin Jenkins, and Melanie Davis.


Memorials may be made to
Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, S.C. 29741.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 27, 2008.  

 

Ruth Sellers Wannamaker

WHITE ROCK - Mrs. Ruth Sellers Wannamaker, 91, died March 22, 2008.


Born
Jan. 14, 1917 in Chesterfield County to Thomas Sinclair and Cora Oliver Sellers, she was one of 14 children who lived past infancy. Ruth was a talented seamstress, enjoyed gardening, was an excellent cook, and loved to help others. She spent most

of her life in Hartsville and was a longtime member of West Hartsville Baptist Church.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. March 24, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Chesterfield. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was 1:30-3 p.m. prior to the service in the church.


Visitation was held
5-6 p.m. March 23, at the New Life Chapel at the Lowman Home, in White Rock.


She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd, Jim, Charles, Bert Lee, Ed and Lin Sellers, and a sister, Mary Huntley.

Surviving is her devoted husband of 68 years, Eldon Shields Wannamaker of the Lowman Home in White Rock; a son, William "Bill" (Irmgard) Wannamaker of Naples, Fla.; daughters, Sue Haack of Simpsonville and Ann (Willis) Keefe of Irmo; granddaughters, Annette Wannamaker (Steve) Krause of Ypsilanti, MI, Melissa Haack (Mike) Smith of Fountain Inn and Erin Haack (Ray) Fowler of Simpsonville; step-grandson, Justin Keefe of Chapin; and one great-grandson, Will Krause of Ypsilanti, MI.; her brother, Alfred Sellers of Chesterfield; and sisters, Grace Brown of Charleston, Louise Lewis of Chesterfield, Iris 'Dee' (Tom) Morton of North Charleston, Frances (Don) Jenkins of Cottage Grove, WI, and Shirley (Earl) Parker of Aiken.


Memorials may be made to
West Hartsville Baptist Church, 1003 West Carolina Ave. Hartsville, S.C. 29550, Hopewell Baptist Church, 15084 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or to Lutheran Hospice, 1505 Blanding Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201. .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 27, 2008.  

 

Wilton B. "Mack" Mackall

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - Mr. Wilton B. "Mack" Mackall, 88, died March 15, 2008.


Graveside services were at
5 p.m. March 21, at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.


Mr. Mackall was born
Jan. 14, 1920. He served in WWII and was recalled to service for the Korean Conflict. Mr. Mackall served in 2 Governors’ Cabinets as Florida State Director of Veteran Affairs, and retired from state government. Mack also retired from VA-Bay Pines and from the U.S. Air Force, where he was a Senior Master Sergeant.

 

Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Julia Davis Mackall of the home and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to
Pine Grove Baptist Church, Building Fund, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 27, 2008.  

 

May Belle Wilkes Teal

CHERAW - Mrs. May Belle Wilkes Teal, 83, died March 22, 2008.


Funeral services were at
1 p.m. March 25, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.


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


Mrs. Teal was born
Nov. 11, 1925 a daughter of the late James Walter and Vera Catherine Oakley Wilkes. She was a retired employee of Allied Department Stores and a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. May Belle was married to the late Ben Teal, and was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Teal, and by her brother, James Wilkes.


Surviving is a son, Billy Teal of Wallace; a daughter, Linda (Bobby) Ammons of Cheraw; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 27, 2008.  

 

Henry Cannon Hudson

SOCIETY HILL, SC - Henry Cannon Hudson, 76, died March 24, 2008.


Funeral services were held March 28, at
2 p.m. at Welsh Neck Baptist Church. The Reverend Marvin Lynch officiated with burial following in the adjacent church cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. March 27 at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home in Darlington.


Born
Jan. 25, 1932, he was the son of the late James C. and Rosa Mathis Hudson. He attended Chesterfield and Darlington County schools, graduating from St. David's Academy in 1950. His career in retail spanned over 40 years in Society Hill working for Sompayrac's Hardware, Coker & Rogers General Mercantile, and Fastfare, all in Society Hill. Retired for over 16 years, he spent most of his time at Hill's Service Station reminiscing with Nancy Hill Baker, her family, and Molly, the dog. He served as a historian for Society Hill.


His hobbies included collecting vintage bottles, various metals, and other unique items. He was an avid reader, especially of history and enjoyed NASCAR racing. He was a long-time active member of
Welsh Neck Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and was active on the church social committee for many years, and most recently served as Assistant Sunday School Secretary.


He was predeceased by his brother James C. "Jimmy" Hudson. In addition to his brother's children, he is survived by a host of nieces and nephews, his church family, and many friends.


He is survived by four sisters: Margaret H. Patterson and Lola H. Driggers both of
Laurinburg, N.C.; Annie Lee H. Engressia of Orlando, Fla.; and Mary Lou H. Hill of Moncks Corner and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church Building Fund,
PO Box 28, Society Hill, SC 29593 or the charity of one's choice.

 

Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 3, 2008.  

 

Edgar K. Powers

BENNETTSVILLE -- Mr. Powers, 91, died March 24, 2008.


Funeral service for Edgar Kinney Powers will be held at
2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Whitner-Evans Funeral Home with burial following in Sunset Memorial Park.


He was the son of the late Nola Barnhardt and John Luther Powers. He attended
Fork Union Military Academy and graduated from the McCallie School. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and while stationed in India, he met his late wife, Dorothy Pratt Powers of Sumter, who was with the American Red Cross there.


After the war, he returned to Bennettsville and was manager of Hotel Powers and Powers Oil Company for many years. He was an active member of Bennettsville Rotary Club for 68 years and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He also served on Bennetsville City Council and was a member of Marlboro Country Club, Marlboro Cotillion Club and
Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.


He was predeceased by his wife, a daughter, Edna Elizabeth Powers; a twin brother, Ervin T. Powers Jr. and Robert W. Powers; and a sister, Mrs. James T. (Thelma) Irvin.


Surviving are his children, Edgar K. Powers, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., Mary Lou Powers of
Woodville, WA, and Patricia Powers of Beaufort; a sister, Mrs. James P. (Nola Jane) Covington of Columbia; and other relatives and friends.


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


Whitner-Evans Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 3, 2008.  

 

Daisy Chapman

SOCIETY HILL - Daisy Hill Chapman, 66, died March 26, 2008.


Funeral services were held at
11 a.m. March 29, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church. The Revs. Marvin Lynch and Tom Rutan officiated with burial in Welsh Neck Baptist Cemetery.


The family received friends March 28,
5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.


Daisy was born
July 11th, 1941 a daughter of the late Leslie L. and Nellie Bradshaw Hill. In 1962 she received a nursing degree from Columbia Hospital of Richland County, Columbia. She moved to West Columbia where she was instrumental in establishing the Neo-Natal Unit at Palmetto Richland Hospital.


She was the first recipient and namesake for the "Daisy Award" for nursing excellence,
September 24, 1981, given every year in her honor. She dedicated her life to nursing until her retirement.


Surviving are her sons, Chris (Ruth) Chapman of Lexington, Phillip Chapman of
Lexington; a daughter, Susan C. (Clay) Watkins of Lexington; sisters, Cora and (Jerry) Byrd of Society Hill, Nancy and (Lamar) Baker of Society Hill; brother, Roy and (Peggy) Hill of Society Hill; grandchildren, Christine Chapman, Patrick Chapman, Tucker Chapman, Claire Watkins, Gracen Watkins; and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to Diane Howard, Children's Hospital Campaign Manager, Palmetto Health Foundation,
P.O. Box 247, Columbia, S.C. 29202.


Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 3, 2008.  

 

Harry Walker Weede, Sr

CHERAW - Harry Walker Weede, Sr., died March 28, 2008.


A memorial service was held at
Scotia Village in Laurinburg at 10:30 a.m. March 31, and later that day at 4 p.m. a funeral service was held at Cheraw First Baptist Church, followed by burial at old St. David's Cemetery.


Visitation was held at Kiser Funeral Home from
4-6 p.m. March 30.


Born
Dec. 17, 1913, Mr. Weede was the son of the late Lewis Tilden Weede and Roxanna Respass Weede. Educated in the public schools of Plymouth, he later managed a retail variety store in Scotland, Neck, N.C., where he met his wife-to-be, Kate Conn Covington, then a teacher in the public schools of Scotland Neck.


Mr. and Mrs. Weede were married in 1938, the first couple to be married in the new sanctuary of
Cheraw First Baptist Church. The couple moved to Cheraw on a permanent basis in 1949 and joined First Baptist. Mr. Weede has been a member for almost 60 years and serving for several terms as a deacon.

 

In 1939, Mr. Weede joined the Colgate Palmolive Company as a sales representative and later served as district sales supervisor for portions of Virginia and North Carolina. In 1949 he accepted a position with the Allison-Erwin Company, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., as an area sales manager in North and South Carolina. Mr. Weede continued with Allison-Erwin until his retirement in Cheraw, in 1975.

Mr. Weede was a follower and supporter of athletics at the
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was a 25-year member of the Rams Club, and until recently, rarely missed a football game.


Mr. Weede was preceded in death by his beloved wife of nearly 59 years, Kate Covington Weede.


Surviving are his children, Katherine Weede Griggs of Cheraw, Harry Walker Weede, Jr., of
Chapel Hill, N.C., Sally Weede Kingsley of Atlanta, Ga., and William Lewis Weede of Greenville, 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grand-children.


Memorials may be made to one of the following: St. David's Cemetery Association,
P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520; Cheraw First Baptist Building Fund, P. O. Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520; Scotia Village Wellness Center Foundation, 2200 Elm Avenue, Laurinburg, NC 28352; Ernie Williamson Athletics Center Capital Fund, Rams Club, P. O. Box 2446, Chapel Hill, NC 27515.


Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 3, 2008.  

 

Lewis M. Kimrey, Sr.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lewis M. Kimrey, Sr, 80, died March 22, 2008.

 

A service was held at11:00 a.m. March 26, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Grant Hoffman officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends
7-8:30 p.m. March 25, at McEwen - Mint Hill Chapel.


Mr. Kimrey was born
July 30, 1927 the son of the late Manlove and Lillian English Kimrey. He attended school in Cheraw and retired after 19 years of service with Johnson Motor Lines and then retired again from McWhirter Grading Co. at the age of 75. Mr. Kimrey was a member of Local #71, a former member of the Masonic Lodge #262 and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served his country during W.W. II. Mr. Kimrey will be remembered as a loving husband and father and a mentor to all.


Surviving is his beloved wife of 56 years, Kathryn Adams Kimrey; sons, Lewis M. Kimrey, Jr, and his wife Kay H. Kimrey, Joseph W. Kimrey, and his wife, Lisa 'Jamie' Kimrey; daughters, Kathryn K. Phillips, and her husband, John R. Phillips and Lisa K. McGee, and her husband, Allen C. McGee; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.


McEwen - Mint Hill Chapel was in charge of arrangements. . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 3, 2008.  

 

Thelma A. Sullivan

PAGELAND - Thelma A. Sullivan, 82, died March 28, 2008.


Funeral services were held at
2 p.m. Sunday at Fork Creek United Methodist Church. The family received friends on Saturday, 6-8 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred S. Sullivan; and two grandchildren, Shannon Leigh Sullivan and Lori Lynette Sullivan.


Surviving are her sons, Jerry (Jill) Sullivan and Donnie (Judy) Sullivan, both of Pageland, and Mickey (Gwen) Sullivan of Cheraw; daughters, Shirley (Vernon) Carter, and Debbie Helms, both of Pageland; a sister, Nell Threatt of Rock Hill; grandchildren, Anna Hancock, Aleshia Fournier, Lin Carter, Stephanie Kirby, Stephen Sullivan, Don Sullivan, Wendy Thomas, Michael B. Sullivan, Jennifer Currence, Donald Helms, and Daniel Helms; and 23 great grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County,
P.O. Box 293, Chesterrfield, SC 29709, or Fork Creek United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, Jefferson, SC 29718.


Sutton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 3, 2008.  

 

Detha Mae Isaac

CHERAW - Detha Mae Isaac, 64, died March 15, 2008.


Funeral services were at
2 p.m. March 22, Mt. Mary Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


Detha was born
Sept. 11, 1943 a daughter of the late James Ruben and the late Annie McQueen Ruben. She was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County. During her early life she attended Morning Star Baptist Church. She was married to the late Leverne Isaac, Sr.


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


Surviving are six daughters, Mary (Donnell) Ervin and Annie Pearl Isaac of Patrick, Cindy Michelle Isaac, Oleshia Isaac, Jamie Isaac and Raven Isaac all of Rockingham, N.C.; four sons, Leverne (Joyce) Isaac, Jr. of Patrick, Vernon (Sharon) Isaac and Steven (Deloris) Isaac of Cheraw and Floyd Isaac of Boston, Mass.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mabel Horn and Edna Pate of Baltimore, MD, Ernestine Little of Patrick and Margaret Isaac of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.


Grooms Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 3, 2008.

  

Isabell Ellerbe

CHERAW - Isabell Ellerbe, 78, died March 20, 2008.


Funeral services were at
2 p.m. March 25 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery.


Isabell was born
July 12, 1929 a daughter of the late Anderson and Lannie Burns. She was converted at an early age and joined New Zion Baptist Church in the Cash Community. She later became a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. There she was a member of the Pee Dee Choral Ensemble where she served for many years. She was with the choir when they made their album. Isabell was also a member of the Whosoever Will Club of Pee Dee, until her health failed.


She worked at
Robert Smalls School in the cafeteria, Robinson Factory, and ARA Services for 12 years. And attended Young School in the Cash Community and then Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw.


She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest, Robert and Anderson, Jr. and four sisters, Ara, Pearlie Mae, Flora and Hattie Mae.


Surviving are two daughters, Delores Ellerbe and Sarah (Craig) Gary of Cheraw; two sons, Henry (Bernadette) Ellerbe and Jerome (Mary Francis) Ellerbe of Cheraw; three sisters, Elizabeth Godfrey of
Delaware, Ophelia (James) Ellerbe and Carolyn Patterson of Cheraw; 14 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and a grandchild, RaeKwon.


Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 3, 2008.  

 

Allen John La'forte

CHERAW - Allen John La'forte, 42, died Jan. 26, 2008.


Graveside services will be held at Pine.  
  Grove Cemetery April 6, at 4 p.m.

Allen was born July 26, 1965.


All family and friends are welcome to attend the service. Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 3, 2008.  

 

Helen Haithcock Sikes

PAGELAND -- Mrs. Sikes, 70, died April 4, 2008.


Funeral services were held at
4 p.m. April 7, at Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield, SC.


Mrs. Sikes was born
Dec. 28, 1937, a daughter of Virginia Vaughn Haithcock and the late Charlie Haithcock. She was a retired secretary with Culp Weaving and was a former secretary with SLS Corp. Mrs. Sikes was a member of Providence Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, choir member, and a member of the Praise Team. Helen was married to the late Eli Sikes and was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Nadel.


Surviving are two daughters, Lisa (David) Gardner of Pageland and Kimberly Plyler (Craig Wetzel) of
Waxhaw, N.C.; a brother, Eddie (Margaret) Haithcock of Hilton Head; three sisters, Bonnie Jordan and Tillie (Bert) Jackson of Pageland, and Wanda Goodall of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Candice (Justin) Seaverns and Nathan Gardner; two great grandchildren, Caitlyn Seaverns and Alexis Ross. Also Ray Deese of Pageland.


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 Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

John Thomas Gaskins

CHESTERFIELD - Mr. John Thomas Gaskins, 92, died April 5, 2008.


Funeral services were held at
2 p.m. April 8, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Mr. Gaskins was born
Dec. 13, 1915, a son of the late William H. "Bill" and Mittie Sellers Gaskins. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Mr. Gaskins was preceded in death by a son, William Ervin "Buster" Gaskins.

 

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Lois Turner Gaskins of the home; a son, Thomas (Barbara) Gaskins of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; three daughters, Patricia "Sue" (Steve) Young of Pleasant Garden, N.C., Faith Webb of Chesterfield and Dianne (Ronnie) Sellers of Darlington; a sister: Betty Woodward of Ruby; seven grand-children and nine great-grandchildren.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.

 
Sandra "Sandi" Curtis Squires

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mrs. Sandra "Sandi" Curtis Squires, 59, died March 27, 2008.


Funeral services were at
11 a.m. March 29, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the David's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.


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


Mrs. Squires was a daughter of the late Gary Franklin and Rebecca Eddins Curtis. She was a homemaker. Sandi was married to the late Boyd Baxter "Skip" Squires, Jr. and was also preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Curtis Mann.


Surviving is a son, Jason Squires (Courtney Flinchum) of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers, G.W. "Sam" (Maxine) Curtis of Greensboro, N.C. and Billy Ray Curtis of Chesterfield; two sisters, Patricia Gordon of Randleman, NC and Cheryl Curtis Gleason of Chesterfield.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Jimmy Lee Gregory

RUBY -- Jimmy Lee Gregory, 58, died April 4, 2008.


Funeral services were at
4 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church; visitation was held 6-8 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Visitation was
6-8 p.m. April 7, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mr. Gregory was born
May 25, 1949, a son of the late Alford and Sally Hicks Gregory. He was a drywall contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jimmy was married to the late Joyce Elaine Gainey Gregory, and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Kenneth Gregory and two sisters, Annette Watford, and Vera Peach.


Surviving is a daughter, Stacey Gregory (Adam) Catoe of Jefferson; two brothers, Tommy Gregory of
Chesterfield, and Randell Gregory of McBee.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Alice Curtis Shaw

CHESTERFIELD -- Mrs. Shaw, 75, died April 2, 2008.


Funeral services were held at
3 p.m. April 5, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


The family received friends
6-8 p.m. April 4, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Shaw was a daughter of the late Tom and Bessie Vaughn Curtis and step-mother, Becky Kirkley Curtis. She was a former employee of Chesterfield County DSS and a retired employee of Tri-County Mental Health. Mrs. Shaw was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where she was a former choir member for many years. Alice was preceded in death by a son, Bob Shaw; two grandchildren, Benjamin Shaw and Rebekah Crawley.


Surviving is her husband, Dale Shaw of the home; son, Kenneth (Kathy) Shaw of Chesterfield; daughters, Alice Ann Crawley of Patrick; seven grandchildren, Joseph Shaw, Marie (Danny) Davis, Thomas Shaw, Amanda (Tom) Hashem, Matthew Crawley, Lindsey (Adam) Lewis, and Michael Crawley; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vonnie Easterling of
Florence.


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


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Ruby May Talbert Davidson

CHESTERFIELD -- Mrs. Ruby May Talbert Davidson, 91, died April 4, 2008.


Funeral services were held at
2 p.m. April 7, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.


The family received friends from
6-8 p.m. April 6, at the funeral home.


Mrs. Davidson was born
April 21, 1916, a daughter of the late, Frank

and Nicey Gainey Talbert. She was a retired seamstress and a homemaker. Ruby was married to the late, William Robert Davidson, and was also preceded in death by two daughters, Julia Rae D. Wilks and Bobbie D. Horne, and by four brothers and three sisters.


Surviving is her step-daughter, Shirley D. 'Toonie' Mescher of Greensboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Leroy Waddell

CHERAW - The Rev. Leroy Waddell, 86, died March 24, 2008.


Funeral services were held at
3 p.m. March 31, at Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


The family received friends
7-8:30 p.m. March 30, at Reid's Funeral Home and other times at 504 Second Street.


The Rev. Waddell was born
Aug. 23, 1921, a son of the late James and Bessie Harrington Waddell. He was educated in the public schools of Richmond County. He was converted at an early age and joined Diggs Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Some years later he joined the United States Army serving during World War II receiving an honorable discharge.

 

Upon returning home from the military, he met and married Rosa Mae Carroway and joined Robinson African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church,

 

where he remained a member until his health failed. He served as Robinson's trustee, steward, usher and adult class church schoolteacher and many other capacities.


Under the leadership of Dr. Maynard Franklin Harrington he accepted the call into the ministry. Receiving the Ordination of Deacon from Pee Dee Annual Conference under the leader-ship of the late Right Rev. Arthur Marshall, Jr. He pastured the following churches in the Pee Dee Conference: Cheraw-Bennettsville District, Poplar Hill, Hurst Tabernacle, Smithville and Greater Fair Plains, and on the Lancaster District: El Bethel. He successfully pastured in the Master's Vineyard over 25 years, retiring from pasturing in 1995.


He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.


Surviving is his wife, Rosa Mae Waddell; five daughters, Rev. M. Diana (Donald) Charles, Rev. Bessie D. (Donnie) Simmons, Regina W. Jack-son, all of Chreraw, Rosa Lee Friday of Bowie, MD and Rev. Deborah Waddell of the home; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandchild; a brother, Willie (Joyce) Waddell of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Rev. Ernestine Grubb of Cheraw and Rev. Barbara J. Rock of Raleigh, N.C.; three aunts, Hattie Waddell, Aggie Mae Waddell and Ida Mae Harrington, all of Rockingham, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Thelma David Jones

CHERAW - Thelma David Jones, 78, died March 29, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. April 1 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Montrose Sandhill Cemetery.


Thelma was born
Sept. 25, 1929 a daughter of the late Tiney Ruth and Henry David, Sr. She received her early education at Montrose Middle School. She became a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of Pee Dee Choral Ensemble Choir. She assisted her widowed mother with caring for her six younger siblings.


After spending several years in
New York, Thelma returned to Cheraw to help care for her mother. She enjoyed fishing and singing in the choirs.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy; a sister, Phyllis Prince-Smith and four brothers, Johnny, Hudson, Henry, Jr. and Alexander David.


Surviving is a son, Luther B. Jones of Cheraw; three brothers, Moses David, Sr. (Vivian) of
Hampton, Va., Willie David of Bronx, N.Y., Thomas David (Arlene) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; an aunt, Eva McQueen and other relatives and friends.


Reid's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Donald Wayne Kissiah

DARLINGTON - Donald Wayne Kissiah, 56, died March 30, 2008.


Funeral services were at
2 p.m. Wednesday at Palmetto Church of God, Florence officiated by Rev. Vernon LeBuhn. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington.


Mr. Kissiah was a son of the late Rev. Coit L. and Frances Elizabeth Skipper Kissiah. He was a Pee Dee area assistant manager of Bi-Lo. Mr. Kissiah enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was President of the Pleasant Hill Home Owners Association and a member of Palmetto Church of God.


Surviving are his wife, Carolyn L. Kissiah; two daughters, Melanie Kissiah of Hartsville and Shellie Seal of
Florence; a son, Chris (Jayne) Moore of Columbia; two grandchildren, Jonothan and Christian Seal and three brothers, Malcolm (Sharon) Kissiah of Hartsville, Rev. Al (Marie) Kissiah of Williamston and Stanley (Dena) Kissiah of Little Rock, Arkansas.


Belk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Luann McVay Summerlin

BENNETTSVILLE - Luann McVay Summerlin, 51, died April 9, 2008.


Services will be held at a later date.


She was born
July 4, 1956 a daughter of the late Loretta and Robert McVay. She was a graduate of Bricktown High School where she earned letters in softball and basketball and was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps of the American Legion. She moved to Osceola County, Fla. in 1973 and married the late William Summerlin and was employed for many years with Wal-Mart. She was a member of the American Legion Post 10 in Kissimmee, Fla. and Cornerstone Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her children Robert Summerlin of St. Cloud, Fla., Lorraine Jones of Kissimmee, Fla. and Donna Thomas of Wallace; a sister, Cindy Tindal of Cedar Key, Fla., Lori Gadley of Kissimmee, Fla., Lisa White of Pa. And nine grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network.


Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The
Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 17, 2008.  

 

James Atwood McCain, Jr.

MARION - James Atwood McCain, Jr., 56, died April 4, 2008.

 

James was born Nov. 6, 1952 a son of the late James and Florie Shropshire McCain, Sr. He joined First Kershaw Baptist Church at an early age. In 2003, he joined Rosehill Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member of the trustee ministries, and attentive in Sunday school.