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Judy Gaddy Rayfield.

WADESBORO, N.C. – Judy Gaddy Rayfield, 62, died Dec. 27, 2008.

 

Funeral services will be at 1p.m. Dec. 30, in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery in Morvin, N.C.

 

The family greeted friends Dec. 29 at 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home.

 

Judy was born April 9, 1946 a daughter of the late James Willall and Margaret Eddins Gaddy. She had worked in textiles for a number of years.

 

She had a great love for gardening and music. She enjoyed playing the piano and served several churches in Anson County area as their pianist. She shared her gift of music in a pri-son and nursing home ministry with a local minister prior to his death.

 

She will be remembered as fantastic mother and grandmother.

 

She was preceded in death by her son, Rodney Ervin Carpenter, and by a granddaughter, Abigail Carpenter.

 

Surviving are her daughters, Tina Michelle (Jon Meachum) Rayfield and Tammy (Stacy) Carpenter, both of Wadesboro, N.C.; her grandson, Ethan Lucas Carpenter of Wadesboro, N.C.; and her brothers and sisters, Jimmy Lee Gaddy of Chesterfield, Richard Alan Gaddy of Cheraw, Patricia Diggs of Morven, N.C. and Norma Gary Adams of Mt. Croghan.

 

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Nancy Lee Washington Dolo

COLUMBIA – Nancy Lee Washington Dolo, 66, died Dec. 19, 2008.

 

Funeral services were Dec. 23 at Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.

 

Nancy was the daughter of Hampton Roberts and the late Janie Washington. She graduated in 1961 from Hopkins High School. She retired from Richland County School District One after 25 years of service. She was a member of Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ for 50, years where she served in various capacities including the Women’s Auxiliary President, The Nat-ional Recording Choir and other church groups and committees. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She loved traveling, reading, fishing and participating in crocheting and senior groups.

 

Surviving is her husband of 30 years, J.S. Kemi Dolo; children, Alison D. (Alton) Gilstrap, Anthony K. Kolo and Alvin K. Kolo; grandchildren, Anayla K. Dolo and Kamina L. Gilstrap; father, Hampton (Bernice) Roberts, Sr.; sib-lings, Matthew (Willie) Roberts, Max-well (Thess) Roberts, Geneva (Michael) Stubbs, Jeaneatte (Johnnie) Steagall and Danny Roberts; aunt, Rosa Lee Champion and Mary Belton; cousins, Lee Roberts and Patricia Ford; and other relatives in friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Daymeon Germaine Horton

CHERAW – Daymeon Germaine Hor-ton, 33, died Dec. 15, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Second Chance Outreach Minist-ries of Chesterfield.

 

Daymeon received his education at Chesterfield High School and grad-uated with the class of 1993. After draduation he joined the U.S. Navy and served his term. He received a Medal of Honor while enlisted. After being discharged, he pursued his life long dream of writing poetry and short stories. He loved basketball and fishing. In 2006 he joined Second Chance Outreach Ministry. He served on the Trustee Ministry, The Sons of Thunder Male Chorus and was involved in many church activities at Second Chance.

His father, Jerry Gary; brother, Jerome Reeves; sister Pam Gray; aunt, Sarah Evans and maternal grandparents pre-ceded him in death.

 

Surviving is his mother, Jane Horton Little of the home; a son, Davone’ Bowman of Cheraw; a daughter, Dai’Nazia Horton of Bennettsville; four sisters, Demetria (Chris) Melton of Cheraw, Marsha Howard and Beverly Gray of Philadelphia, Pa. And Gerrie Lynn Gray of New York; two uncles, Charles (Henrietta) Rivers of New Hampshire and William Horton of Maryland; an aunt, Carolyn Gray of Pageland and other relatives.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Barbara Catherine Callahan

NEW YORK – Barbara Catherine Call-ahan, 71, died Dec. 14, 2008.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Wy-andanch, N.Y. Pastor A.G. Chancellor; Jr. officiating.

 

Barbara was born Oct. 15, 1937 to the late Julius and Hannah Leak. She att-ended public schools in Cheraw and was a member of Pee Dee Baptist Church, where she sang on the choir and was a member of the Sunday school and the Baptist Training Union.

 

After graduation from high school she moved to New York to live with her sister, Lillie Drake. Barbara was employed at Mangel’s Department store for 12 years.

 

She met Joseph Callahan while in New York and they were married June 17, 1961.

Joe and Barbara moved to North Baby-loin, N.Y. in Sept. 1970. She fellow-shipped with various churches on Long Island before joining Fellowship Baptist Church in Wyandanch, N.Y. in 1986. She was Mistress of Ceremony for anniversaries, and she will be known for being a stylish dresser, with a fab-ulous hat to match.

 

She was preceded in death by her bro-thers, Maxie Leak and Lester Leak; and sisters, Johnnie Mae Lomas, Julia Brown, Mabel Davis, and Hattie Leak.

 

Surviving is her devoted husband, Joseph Callahan; son, Jason Callahan; sisters, Addie Fuller of Mastic, N.Y., Lillie Drake of Manhattan, N.Y.; bro-ther, Levi Leak of Sanford, N.C.; God-daughter, Brianna Gibbs and other relatives and friends.

 

Mangano Funeral Home of Deer Park, N.Y. was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Chloe Sage Harrington

CHERAW – Miss Chloe Sage Harrington, infant, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Dec. 26 at Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation followed the burial service at the Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center.

 

Chloe was born Dec. 22 the daughter of Ronald Thomas and Melinda Lea Evans Harrington.

 

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Earl Harrington, Sr., Eldon Moore, Edward and Azilee Terry, and by an aunt, Doris Terry Price.

 

Surviving are her parents, Ronald and Mendy Evans Harrington of the home; grandparents, Mary Ellen and Butch Moore and Kenneth Evans all of Lan-caster; grandparents, Ramona and Robbie Vance of Columbia and Ronnie and Sherry Harrington of Cheraw; great-grandparents, Ella Moore of Bennettsville and Betty Evans of Lancaster; Frances Harrington of Cheraw, Shelby Pierce, and Oscar and Betty Rutledge all of Heath Springs; great-great-grandmother, Creola Taylor of Marshville, N.C. 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: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

James Alan Watson

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Alan Watson, 54, died Dec. 22, 2008.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Dec. 27 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Watson was born Dec. 2, 1954 the son of the late Lowell Nelson and Clarice Hodge Watson. He was a grad-uate of Chesterfield High School and attended Clemson University. He was a former employee of Takata Highland Inc. James was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church.

 

Surviving is his former wife, Deborah Harvey Watson of Bennettsville; two aunts, Eloise W. Brock of Cheraw and Elsie W. Weaver of Lexington; 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: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Jack Barry Teal

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Jack Barry Teal, Sr., 63, died Dec. 19, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

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

 

Mr. Teal was born Nov. 1, 1945 a son of the late Robert Tyler and Wilma Thompson Teal. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended Wingate College. Barry was a master craftsman and was owner of Teal’s Woodshop. He was a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge # 220 and Omar Shrine Temple, and attended First Southern Methodist Church. Barry was an avid salt water fisherman, gol-fer, and gardener.

 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda T. Dixon.

 

Surviving is his wife, Nancy Moss Teal of the home; three sons, Jack Barry Teal, Jr. and Kenneth Barry Taylor of Chesterfield and Tyler Edward Teal of Charleston; a daughter, Jacqueline Teal (Harry) Childs of Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Jack Barry Teal III,  Harry, Wiley, and Aleene Childs; two sisters, Barbara Teal and Carolyn (Nicky) Cohen of Chesterfield and other relatives and friends.

 

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

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Benny Ray Boone

BENNETTSVILLE – Mr. Benny Ray Boone, 62, died Dec. 19, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Burial followed at Faith Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation 1-2 p.m. Dec. 22 prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Boone war born Jan. 19, 1946 a son of the late Newberry and Ruby Lee Brown Boone. He was a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran with 20 years of service and was also a retired truck driver.

 

Surviving is a son, Richard Wayne Boone of Cheraw; a daughter, Cindy B. Mathis of Cheraw; two grandchildren; Cody Lee Mathis and Chloe Marie Terraglia.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Walter R. Burr, Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Walter R. Burr, Jr., 83, died Dec. 19, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Burial followed in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Mr. Burr was born Feb. 22, 1925 a son of the late Walter Ruford Burr and Pauline Burr. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School. Mr. Burr re-tired as owner and operator of Ches-terfield Repair Shop and was also a former substitute mail carrier. Walter was an artist and enjoyed painting many of the county churches and presenting them as gifts to the churches. He was an avid historian and was a former member of the Chesterfield County Historical Society. Walter was a former member of the Chesterfield Town Council, Chesterfield Fire Department, and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.

 

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Betty Gulledge Burr of the home, two sons, Keith (Marilyn) Burr and Kurt Burr of Chesterfield; two daughters, Kathy (Tom) Sheeler and Kay (Rod) Clark of Chesterfield; two grandsons, Lee (Mandi)

 

Sheeler and Roddy Clark of Chesterfield; a great-granddaughter, Brantley Grace Sheeler; a sister, Sarah (Bob) Doner of Pensacola, Fla.

 

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: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Duncan McGregor Huntley, Jr.

RUBY – Mr. Duncan McGregoro “Greg” Huntley, Jr., 55, died Dec. 20, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Dec. 22 at Ruby Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Ruby Cemetery.

 

Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Mr Huntley was born Nov. 1, 1953 a son of Margaret Atkinson Huntley and the late Duncan McGregor Huntley. He was a graduate of Pageland High School and Clemson University, and was a leather craftsman. Mr. Hutley was a member of Ruby Masonic Lodge 314 and the Omar Shrine Temple. Greg was of member of the Ruby Town Council and was a member of the board of the Ruby Cemetery Associ-ation. He was a member and Elder of the Ruby Presbyterian Church.

 

Surviving is his wife, Ann Ketchen Huntley of Ruby; a son, Duncan McGregor “Mac” (Tabitha) Huntley, III of Ruby; a daughter Cynthia Huntley Joplin of Ruby; mother, Margaret Atkinson Huntley of Ruby; a sister, Mary Margaret (Sam) Smith of Ruby; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to Ruby Pres-byterian Church, P.O. 35, Ruby, SC 29741 or Ruby Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 3, Ruby, SC. 29741.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Page: 5A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Sara Gulledge White

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Sara Gulledge White, 80, died Dec. 5, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 2008 at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. White was born March 26, 1928 in Ruby a daughter of the late Joel Bart and Lucy Louise Welsh Gulledge. She was a graduate of Zoar High School and was a retired employee of Stanley Tools with 22 years of service. Sara was an avid floral and vegetable gardener, and enjoyed bird watching, especially humming birds. Mrs. White was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grand-mother, and friend. Sara was married to the late Clayton V. White, and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie W. Campbell, a brother. Lloyd Gulledge, and by two sisters, Ruby Wilkes and Verdie Mae Van Heusen.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Genelle Cole of Cheraw, Carolyn White and Fian’e, Charles King of Chesterfield, and Sandy Garris and husband Todd of Wallace; six grandchildren, Billy Campbell of Colorado, Angie (Danial) Smothers of Hartsville Michele (Jamie) Wood of Cheraw, Barton Cole of Con-way, Katlyn Garris of Clemson, and Bennett Cole of Cheraw; three great-grandchildren, D. J. Smothers of Hartsville, and Kaylee and Cmeron Wood of Cheraw; a brother, Robert “Jeek” (Miriam) Gulledge of Chester-field.

 

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

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 3A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Robert Lee Davis

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Robert Lee Davis, 81, died Friday, December 26, 2008 at Cheraw Healthcare in Cheraw.

 

Funeral services were held Monday, December 29, 2008 at Friendship United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry McManus and the Rev. Tom Rutan officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

 

The family greeted friends Sundy, December 28, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro and other times at the home of his daughter on Jim Rivers Road in Chesterfield.

 

Robert Lee was born in Chesterfield County, SC December 5, 1927 a son of the late Henry Cleve and Mannie Celicia Griggs Davis. He was retired from the South Carolina Department of Transportation with 32 years of service.

 

A devoted member of Friendship United Methodist Church, he sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was a lay speaker. Following the death of his wife he established the Dorothy Rivers Davis Memorial Scholarship at Friendship Church to assist deserving young people with their college education, as education was very import-ant to both Dorothy and Robert Lee.

A master carpenter, he was also an outdoorsman and avid hunter and fisherman. He was a great role model and good example for his fellow man and many lives were touched by his kindness and generosity.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Griggs Davis and by his brothers and sister, Ward and Junious Davis and Eloise Stancil.

 

Surviving are his children, Karen Davis Brantley, Robert W. “Bobby” Davis and his wife, Dora, and H. Kevin Davis and wife, Heidi all of Chesterfield and Pam-ela J. Davis of Cheraw; his grand-children, Matthew Brantley, Eric Dona-hue and wife, Sherri, Taylor Davis and Kathryn Davis all of Chesterfield and Robert “Robby” Norton of Cheraw.

 

Also surviving are his brother and sisters-in-law, J.B. Davis and wife Betty Jo of Kershaw, Betty Davis and Eunice Davis both of Chesterfield and his mother-in-law, Lua Rivers of Ches-terfield and his nieces and nephews and their families.

 

Memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, Building Fund, % Dawn Funderburk, 253 Griggs St., Ruby, SC 29741 or to The Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202.

 

Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 3A; Thursday, January 1, 2009.

 

Delores Blakeney Baker

PAGELAND — Ms. Delores Blakeney Baker, 66, died Dec. 23, 2008.

 

Funeral services were Dec. 27 at noon at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Lancaster. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

She was the daughter of Mavis Blakeney and the late Hazel Blakeney born on Oct. 6, 1942.

 

Baker joined Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and was a member. She was a member of the Gospel Choir, Senior Choir, Usher Board and Missionary Department.

 

She retired from Tyco located in Indian Trail, N.C. in 2005.

 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Nicole Baker; two brothers, Ellerson Blakeney and Raymond Blakeney; a sister, Willie Mae Threatt; and a great grand-daughter.

 

Surviving are two sons, Timothy (Diane) Baker, Monroe, N.C. and Charles (Sharon) Baker, Pageland; three daughters, Ernestine (Donnie) Rivers, Pageland, Sylvia (Donald) Curbeam, Lancaster, and Candace (Willie) Eddie, Pageland; four brothers, James W. (Pearlie) Blakeney, Randolph (Hollis) Blakeney, Lannie Blakeney all of Lancaster, and George (Barbara) Blakeney, Pageland; three sisters, Dallas McCain, Nettie Threatt, Maggie (Gene) Funderburk all of Pageland; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grand-children; Beverly Blake-ney; a godson, Jeremy Threatt, Pageland; an aunt, Mary Edgeworth, Pageland; and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Inez Baker Grant

PAGELAND — Mrs. Inez Baker Grant, 78, died Dec. 24, 2008.

 

Funeral services were Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland.

 

Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Inez Baker Grant, daughter of the late Hayne and Marcella Baker, born March 4, 1930.

 

Inez attended Shannon Public School in Jefferson and at an early age moved to New York City, New York where she was employed as a private duty nurse. She met and married James Grant who preceded her in death.

 

Inez later relocated to Pageland, where she attended Salem United Methodist Church. She was also preceded in death by a son, Tony Baker, Sr.

 

Surviving are three grandchildren, Tony Baker, Jr. (Cindy), Pamela Baker-O’Rear and Donna Baker-Ratchford (Santario); four great grandchildren, Tony Baker, III, La’Naeschia O’Rear, Lavoirzea O’Rear and Zahmeen Ratch-ford, all of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Wilhmenia Blackwell (Charles) and Brenda McCaskill (Lee Roy) both of Pageland; two brothers, Santee Baker (Mary), Charlotte, N.C. and James Baker, Pageland; and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Virginia Diane Gray

WALLACE – Virginia Diane Gray, 50, died Dec. 22, 2008.

Visitation was 6-8 pm, Friday at Norton Funeral Home. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Dec. 27 at Brownsville Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

She was the daughter of the late James Robert and Martha McColl Gray. She was an employee of Hardees in Cheraw.

 

Surviving is her son, Robbie Deal of Rock Hill; a daughter, Heather Deal of Bennettsville; a sister, Debbie Leviner of Cheraw and four grandchildren.

 

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Loretta Huigen 

O’BRIEN, Fla. — Loretta Huigen 70 of O'Brien Rd. Lucasville, died Saturday, January 3, 2009 in SOMC Hospice Care Center in Portsmouth.

 

She was born January 6, 1938 in Old Town, Fla., a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Marinda (Evans) Hensley.

 

Survivors include one daughter; Nichole Johnson and one son; Buddy Russell, sister; Disy Johnson of Piketon.

 

She was a member of The Mission Church of Piketon.

 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Mission Church with Ministers Wayne Kirby and Dan Rowe officiating. Burial in The Mission Church Cemetery.

 

The Cox Funeral Home in Beaver is in charge of funeral arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Sara Allen Archer Parker

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Born December 22, 1924 in Cheraw. Her parents were Horace D. and Mamie Jenkins Allen. She graduated from Ruby High School and attended Business College as well

 

and worked in Washington, DC and New York. She married Robert Clinton Archer and had two daughters, Deborah Louise Archer Wincek and Anne Archer Butcher. With her family, Sara lived in Orleans, France and Zweibrucken, Germany and traveled extensively. She lived on Hilton Head Island for 22 years, became a paralegal and worked closely with Charles Frazier on the real estate development of the island. After retirement, she lived in Kennesaw, Ga, Chanhassen, Mn. and settled in Mooresville, N.C. and continued to travel to France, Germany and Holland.

 

Sara was an avid reader, played bridge, enjoyed a good puzzle and loved flowers. She was known for her beautiful flower gardens and her passion for the outdoors.

 

Sara died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family at the age of 84. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Alden Butcher; her grand-daughter Sarah Archer Biddle and fiancé Justin Portaz; son-in-law Martin Wincek of Kennesaw, Ga.; grandson Joey Wincek and fiancé Lori Mabry; her sister Joyce Shirley of Gilbert; and niece and husband Trish and Tom Fine and great niece, Libby Fine; niece and husband Marie and Allen Griffin; and nephew and wife Michael and Andrea Shirley. Step-grandchildren are Bethany Butcher and Julia Butcher Utsumi and husband Shinsei Utsumi; great grandson Shin Nicholas Utsumi. Sara was preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy and Lindsey Allen; her husband Robert.

 

Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Carrie Campbell Haigler

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Carrie Campbell Haigler, 96, died, Dec. 29, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Dec. 31, at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Bobby Seagroves, Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial :Park.  The family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Wednesday prior to services at Whitley’s.

 

She was born April 10, 1912 the daughter of the late  John Rufus Lang

and the late Sarah Frances Purvis Lang. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, William L. (Pete) Camp-bell in 1956 and her second husband, J.D. Haigler Jr. in 2008. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenward Perry Campbell, two sisters, Ida Alford and Ruth Jordan and a brother, Robert Buck Lang.

 

She had formerly worked at Parker’s Sundries, Landis in earlier years. She was a member of North Kannapolis Baptist Church. She loved spending time and being with her family.

 

She is survived by two sons, John R. Campbell of Kannapolis and William (Buz) Campbell of N. Myrtle Beach; three daughters, Katie Evans of Salis-bury, Faye Smith of Concord, N.C., and Alda Lois Munford of Wilmington, four stepchildren, Jerry Haigler of Kan-napolis, N.C., Brinda Hinson of New Bern, N.C., Tim Haigler of Kannapolis, N.C., and Judy Faggart of Kannapolis, N.C.; three brothers, William Jackson Lang of Chesterfield, Ed Graham Lang of Chesterfield, John Lang of Thomas-ville, N.C.; a sister, Lela Boan of Thom-asville, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren and many great-grand-children and several great-great-grand-children.

 

Memorials may be made to: North Kannapolis Baptist Church, 312 Locust Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

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CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Alan Wat-son, 54, died Dec. 22, 2008.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Dec. 27 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Watson was born Dec. 2, 1954 a son of the late Lowell Nelson and Clarice Hodge Watson. He was a grad-uate of Chesterfield High School and attended Clemson University. He was a former employee of Takata Highland Inc. James was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church.

 

Surviving is his former wife, Deborah Harvey Watson of Bennettsville; two aunts, Eloise W. Brock of Cheraw and Elsie W. Weaver of Lexington; 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: 5A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Kim Adams Pearce

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Kim Adams Pearce, 51, died Dec. 26, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 29 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hurst Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 4-6 p.m. Dec. 28 at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Pearce was born Feb. 2, 1957 a daughter of the late Wayne Thomas Adams and Billy and Helen Jenkins Griggs. She was owner and operator of K & D’s Country Store. Kim was a member of the Hurst Cemetery Board. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Adams.

 

Surviving is her husband, Danny Gene Pearce of the home; two sons, Darryl Watson of Dallas, N.C. and Daniel Gene (Beth) :Pearce of Chesterfield, six grandchildren, David Teague of Pageland, Trenton and Dalton Watson of Dallas, N.C., Kimberlyn Pearce, and Morgan and Macy Roscoe all of Ches-terfield, a brother, Mark W. (Lisa) Adams of Spartanburg; gtwo sisters, Mary Elizabeth (Jerry) Smith of Ruby and Eunice Howard of Jacksonville, Fla.; an aunt, Frances Jordan of Cheraw, and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or to the Hurst Cemetery Fund, c/o Wanda O. Rivers, 378 Jim Rivers Road, Cheter-field, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

M. L. Koontz

CHERAW – M. L. Koontz, 82, died.

The family received friends 5-7 p.m. Jan. 1, in First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Jan. 2 at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Old St. David’s Ceme-tery, Cheraw.

 

M.L. Koontz, son of Mr. Mrs. H. L. Koontz, was born July 23, 1926, in Mocksville, N.C. Mr. Koontz served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, and in the Civil Air Patrol following the war. He attended Pfeiffer University and Catawba College. Mr. Koontz, a registered mechanical engineer, was a successful entrepreneur, who started and owned several businesses in North and South Carolina. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a Trustee, Sunday school teacher and a member of the Berean Sunday School class.

 

Mr. Koontz was an active member of the community through his involve-ment in politics and many civic organizations. He served on the Cheraw Town Council for 13 years and the Chesterfield County School Board for 6 years. He also served as a Commissioner of Electors for Chesterfield County and as a member of the Advis-ory Committee of Chesterfield-Marl-boro Technical College. He was a founder and Past President of the Cheraw Rotary Club. He served as Past President of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, and Civitan Club, and was a member of the Lions Club and the Gideons. He was also a Mason and Shriner.

 

Mr. Koontz gave his time as a member of several Boards of Trustees. He was a former Trustee of the Bethea Baptist Home and the Garden City Chapel. Mr. Koontz served as a former board member for several banks, including South Carolina National Bank, Wachovia Bank and Peoples Federal Bank. Mr. Koontz served as a member of the Board of Trustees of McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence for 29 years.

 

Surviving is his beloved wife of 49 years, Frances Grace Flowers Koontz; son, Andy Koontz and his wife Tracy; daughter Grayson Watson and her husband, Jerry; and five grand-children, Bryan Crawford, Jr., Mary Milan Crawford, Sara Frances Koontz, and Andrew Koontz, Jr., all of Cheraw. He is also survived by his sister, Mel Abel of Bradenton, FL.

 

Memorials may be made to the McLeod Foundation, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, S.C. 29502 or First Baptist Church Sanctuary Repair Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Randall Edward Lovelace

WALLACE – Randall Edward Lovelace, 71, died Dec. 31, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial was in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends 5-7 Jan. 2 at Kiser Funeral Home.

 

He was a son of the later David and Doretha Pickeral Lovelace. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church, Wallace. He enjoyed playing his guitar especially for family and friends and many in assisted care.

 

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Darlene Hatcher Lovelace of Wallace; a son, Randall (Christy) Lovelace, II of Cheraw; daughters, Pan Bohannon of Surfside Beach, Angie (Calvin) Golden of Surfside Beach, Donna (Tony) Har-rilson Conway; a brother, David Love-lace of Gretna, Va.; a sister, Alice Brumfield, Altivista, Va.; grand-children, Jon, D.J., Adam, Kate, Amber, Brooklyn, Randall III; and other rel-atives and friends.

 

Memorials to; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, 700 W. Blvd., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or The charity of your choice.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

John Thomas “Sam” Chapman

CHERAW – John Thomas “Sam” Chapman, 77, died Dec. 27, 2008.

 

Funeral services were Dec. 29, 2 p.m. at First  United Methodist Church with burial in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors.

 

He was the son of the late John Clifton and RubyAmerson Chapman. He was a former employee of J. P. Stevens serving as Lab Supervisor for many years, was later employed at Crown Cork and Seal and retired from Carolina Canners.

 

Mr. Chapman was a member of First United Methodist Church, a Korean War Army Veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 23. He was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, working in his yard and hunting.

 

He was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Patty Driggers.

 

Surviving is his wife, Katie Mears Chapman of the home; two sons, John Ervin Chapman and his fiancée, Debra of Ashewood, and Thomas Allen Chap-man and his wife, Dawn of Cheraw; daughter, Kathy G. Hancock and her husband, Erne of Cheraw; brother, Howard Clifton Chapman and his wife, Kaye of Cheraw; three sisters, Jean Caulder, Janie Marie Caulder and her husband, Tharen, and Amy Ellen Driggers and her husband, Sonny, all of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Eleni Allyn Chapman and Sullivan Luke Chapman.

 

Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Betty Johnson McGregor

RUBY – Mrs. Betty Johnson McGregor, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009.

Memorial services were at 4 p.m. Jan. 6, 2009 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Fune-ral Home Chapel with burial at a later date.

Visitation was 3-4 p.m. Jan. 6, prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. McGregor was born Nov. 8, 1933, a daughter of the late Otis Arthur and Goldie Fogle Johnson. She was a grad-uate of Chesterfield High School and attended Coker College. Mrs. McGregor was a retired employee with Chester-field County School District, where she worked with students with special needs. Betty loved flowers and enjoyed  designing floral arrangements for her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cook-ing. She was an avid artist, and was a member of the Chesterfield Visual Arts Alliance. Mrs. McGregor was a member of Ruby Presbyterian Church. Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grand-mother.

 

Surviving is her husband of 55 years, Frank C. McGregor of the home; five daughters, Angelia McGregor Lown and her husband Douglas Lown of New-berry, Caroline McGregor Macaulay and her husband, Dr. Hugh Macauley of Conifer, CO; Deb McGregor of Rich-mond, Va., Fran McGregor and Beth McGregor both of Charleston; nine grandchildren, Heather (A.J.) Geffert of Charleston, Kelly Lown of Wilming-ton, N.C.; Hugh (Kim) Macauley of Westminster, SC; Dendy Macauly of New York, NY; Roderick and Lindsay Macauley of Conifer, CO; Anikia (DeJour) Smith of Aurora, CO; Mekia Headen and Lashonda McGregor both Clinton; a great-grandchild, Winter McGregor Smith; a brother Nathan (Amanda) Johnson of Chesterfield; a sister, Brenda J. (Gerald) Wood of Chester-field.

 

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; Ruby Pres-byterian Church, P.O. Box 35, Ruby, SC 29741; or to the Ruby Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 3, Ruby, SC 29741.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A; Thurs-day, January 8, 2009.

 

Virginia Diane Gray

WALLACE – Virginia Diane Gray, 50, died Dec. 22, 2008

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Norton Funeral Home. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Dec. 27 at Brownsville Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

She was the daughter of the late James Robert and Martha McCall Gray. She was an employee of Hardees in Cheraw.

 

Surviving is her son, Robbie Deal of Rock Hill; a daughter, Heather Deal of Bennettsville; a sister, Debbie Leviner of Cheraw and four grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Harvey R.H. Britton, Sr.

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Harvey R.H. Britton, Sr., 65 died Dec. 24, 2008.

 

He was born Jan. 1, 1942 a son of Mildred Britton of New York and the late Herbert Britton of Cheraw and was a long time resident of New Orleans. He was a graduate of Alderson-Broad-dus College in West Virginia and a member of the United States Army. He served as the State Director of the NAACP when he relocated to Louisiana. He worked heavily with the Urbin League of New Orleans and Total Com-munity Action (TCA). He also served on the Board of Directors under the Edwin Edwards Administration in Baton Rouge. He was working with the Buffalo Soldiers of New Orleans before his death.

 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Ellerbe.

 

Surviving is his son, Harvey Britton II “Ronny” of Atlanta, Ga. And Anthony Lockridge of New Orleans; stepmother, Caletha Britton of  Cheraw; a sister, Gloria Hudson of Willingboro, N.J.; brothers, Andrew Britton of New York, Cromwell Ellerbe of Cheraw and other relatives and friends. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A; Thursday, January 8, 2009.

 

Harriet Watts Stewart

CHERAW – Harriet Watts Stewart, 88, died Jan. 6, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Jan. 9 at First Presbyterian Cheraw. Burial with military honors was held in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

 

She was a daughter of the late Roderick McIver and Mary Adger Hendrix Watts. She was the widow of John Clarence Stewart. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, where she served in the choir, and as a pastoral assistant. She was a made an Honorary Life Member of the Presbyterian Women. Mrs. Stewart was a World War II US Navy Veteran and a Paid-Up-For-Life Member of the American Legion, Five Oaks Post 23 where she was past Vice-Commander and was Legionaire of the year 2002-2003. At the age of 80 she received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Non Commissioned Officers Associ-ation of the United States of America for her extraordinary efforts related to the NCOA Honor Walk for the World War II Memorial. She also received recognition from the Commandant of the Marine Corps. She was a Charter Member of the Women of The Military Memorial in Arlington, Va. She was awarded the Silver Crescent for community service from the State of South Carolina. Mrs. Stewart was known as a lifelong community volunteer, serving as a Poll Manager of Cheraw 3, working with blood drives for the Red Cross, and helping local nurses feed and take care of those in need. She took pride in keeping current with local events and happenings in the community. In 1980 she was the first female recipient of the Cheraw Civitan Citizen of the Year Award. She served with the Cheraw Police Department. She lovingly cared for he parents and husband for many years. She enjoyed maintaining an immaculate yard and garden.

 

Surviving are her son, Robert (Nikoletta) M. Stewart of Irmo; grand-children, Christine (Andrew) S. McLeod of Cheraw, Robert M. Stewart, Jr. of Sacramento, Ca.; great-grandchild-ren, Sallie S. McLeod, Jackson P. McLeod and M. Alice McLeod and another sibling, Penny (Sammy) Quick of Cheraw.

 

Memorials may be made to: Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Old St. David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, page: 5A; January 15, 2009.

 

Nancy Carolyn Puckett

DALLAS, Ga. — Nancy Carolyn Puckett, age 75, of Dallas, passed away Monday, January 12, 2009. Born in Cheraw on October 29, 1933, she was preceded in death by her parents, James Thomas Diggs & Francis Alice Diggs.

 

Survivors include her sons & daughters-in-law, Todd & Sherry Puckett of Lawrenceville, Ga, Patrick Puckett of Richmond, Ky,

 

Andy & Angela Puckett of Longwood, Fla., and Chris Puckett of McDonough, Ga.; daughter, Elizabeth Hendrix of Richmond, Ky; brothers & sister-in-law, Glen C. Diggs of Spring Hill, Fla, Bruce & Margaret Diggs of Jasper, Ga. and Larry Diggs of Montgomery, Ala.; sisters & brother-in-law, Barbara Joy & Charles Calhoun of Dallas, Ga, Martha Burrell of Jacksonville, Fla. and Marie McDonald of High Point, NC; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2009, at 11 a.m., from Clark Funeral Home, with the Rev. Greg Banks officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Harmony Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00pm until 8 p.m.

 

Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 6A; Thurs-day, January 15, 2009.

 

Hampton Thomas

CHERAW – Hampton Thomas, 78, died Dec. 30, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Robinson officiating. Burial was held in Piney Grove Cemetery.

 

Hampton was born Feb. 10, 1930 a son of the late Hampton Thomas and Murry Ford. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Macedonia Baptist Church. He attended Young School in the Cash Community.

 

Hamp was married to Warlillian McMillian in 1950. Later in life he moved to Washington, D.C. While there he joined St. Lucille AME Zion Church where he served on the usher board until he retired and later returned to his home in Patrick. He reinstated his membership with Macedonia Baptist Church and continued to serve on the usher board until his health failed.

 

Hamp was known throughout the community for his farming and fishing. He worked on various jobs throughout his lifetime. Upon retiring he was employed with Cafritz Company until May 31, 1990 as a maintenance engineer.

 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bessie Mae Thomas; two sisters, Inez and Alberta Thomas; three brothers, James, Clinnis and Joseph Thomas.

 

Surviving are four daughters, Beatrice Thomas, Josephine T. (James) Har-rington both of Cheraw, Gladys (Lee Curtis) Evans of Chesterfield and Bobby Jean Thomas of Las Vegas, NV; a step daughter, Annie Sue Sellers of Cheraw; three sisters, Irene Shannon of Cheraw, Virginia Hollis and Mary (Bill) Byrd of New York; two brothers, Howard (Roberta) Thomas of Cash and Preston Thomas of Washington, D.C.; 16 grand children; 32 great-grand-children and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, page; 6A; January 15, 2009.

 

Annie Dixon Starling

CHESTERFIELD – Annie Dixon Starling, 80, died Jan. 6, 2009.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 9, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The Rev. Tommy Gaskins and Mr. James Shaw officiated with burial in the church cemetery.

 

The family received friends Jan. 8, 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home of Joyce Byrd. She was the widow of Calhoun Starling. She was a daughter of the late John Wesley Dixon and the late Serena Gainey Dixon. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, home-maker and was an avid gardner.

 

She was preceaded in death by her grandson, Benton Chase Byrd; sisters, Emma Jane Dixon, Frances “Dink” Dixon Johnson; brothers, George William Dixon, James Murdock “Sonny” Dixon, John Wesley “Boot” Dixon, Cecil Willis Dixon, Wayne David “Punk” Dixon.

 

Surviving are her sons, Edward (Sara) Starling, Robert (Lennie) Starling, Malcolm “Boe” (Earnie Lee) Starling, Pete Starling all of Society Hill; daughter Joyce (Travis) Starling Byrd of Society Hill; sister, Carrie “Shine” Dixon Brewington of Cheraw; 12 granchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

 

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Margaret Oliver White

CHESTERFIELD – Margaret Oliver White, 80, died Jan. 10, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Chesterfield Baptist Church with the Reverend Lee Coyle officiating. Burial followed at Chesterfield Cemetery. The family received friends at the residence.

 

She was the daughter of the late Charles Grayland and Bessie Melton Oliver. She was married to the late Frank Ellison White who died in 2005.

 

Mrs. White was an honor graduate of Chesterfield High School where she was amember of the Class of 1945. Upon graduation from high school, she began a career with the Chesterfield County Auditor's Office that spanned more than forty-three years. She retired from office in 1989 after having been elected Chesterfield County Auditor for three terms. She then joined the staff ofthe Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home where she served until 2006.

 

A two-time cancer survivor, Mrs. White was actively involved in the Chesterfield County Relay for Life where she was recognized as the county's top fundraiser. She was a lifelong member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher.

 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Oliver Webb, of Columbia.

 

Surviving are two sons, Frank Ellison White, Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Columbia, Charles Michael White and his wife, Suzanne, of Chesterfield; a daughter, Susan W. Cassidy and her husband, Billy, of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, Elizabeth W. Bennett, Rebecca W. Prevatte, Sarah Catherine Cassidy, Molly Elizabeth Cassidy, Frank Ellison White, III, and Barton Randall White; two step-grandchildren, Adam and Mark Gregory; four great-grandchildren, Garrett Michael White, Greer Elizabeth Bennett, Sophia Lachlann and Eleanor Alexia Prevatte, and three step-great grandchildren, Jillian Elise Bennett, Ariel and John Gregory; and a sister, Jean Oliver Wortham, of Belton,.

 

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Relay for Life, c/o

 

Kimberly Gulledge, 1658 Wade Funderburk Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728 or to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main Street, Chester-field, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Randy "Sam" Jackson

PAGELAND – Mr. Randy "Sam" Jack-son, 49, died Jan. 8, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 11, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan.

 

Visitation was held 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Jackson was born Jan. 4, 1960 a son of the late Lonnie B. and Lucy Irene Horne Jackson. He was a former employee of Gerrard Tire Company.

 

Surviving are five brothers, Rev. Harry (Amy) Jackson, James (Judy) Jackson, and Michael Jackson all of Kannapolis, N.C., Harold (Peggy) Jackson of China Grove, N.C., and Lonnie Ray (Diane) Jackson of Mt. Croghan; two sisters, Margaret Davis of Kannapolis, N.C. and Ellie (Daniel) Burch of Mt. Croghan; 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: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Allison Vinson Gulledge

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Mr. Allison Vinson Gulledge, Jr., 45, died Jan. 7, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 10, at Cross Roads Baptist Church, Ruby. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

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

 

Mr. Gulledge was born May 13, 1963 a son of Allison Vinson and Avis Boatwright Gulledge. He was a graduate of DeVry College, and was a former Nursing Assistant with Odell Nursing Home. Allison was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Kannapolis, N.C.

 

Surviving are his parents, Vinson and Avis Gulledge of the home; a brother, Tony Gulledge of Kannapolis, N.C.; a sister, Priscilla Corzine of Kannapolis, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: Cross Roads Baptist Church "Building Fund" 4963 Cross Roads Church Rd., Ruby, S.C. 29741.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Jeffery James Adams

WALLACE – Jeffery James Adams, 59, died Dec. 30, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 2 at faith fellowship Church, Wallace. Burial with military honors was held in the church cemetery.

 

He was a son of Juanita Ingram Adams of Wallace and the late James Mack Adams. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and had served as a police officer for five years. He attended Faith Fellow-ship Church, Wallace. He enjoyed fishing and whole-heartedly loved his grandchildren.

 

Surviving is a son, Jeffery Scott Adams (Emily) of Florence; a daughter, Kristy a. Sweatt (Bryan) of Wallace; his mother; a brother, Michael M. Adams (Jeanie) of Clarksville, Tenn.; sisters Beverly Sims (Jessie) of Rock Hill, Brenda Lott (Clarence) of Bamberg, Janice Hale of Parkersburg, WV; grandchildren, Dalton and Landon Sweatt of Walace, Cameron and Kendall Adams of Florence, Caitlyn and Logan Morris of Cheraw, former spouse and life long friend Mary C. Adams of Wallace, also Jessica S. Griggs and Hayden J. Griggs both of Patrick and and other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his father listed above and a brother-in-law, Don Hale.

 

Memorials may be made to: Jeffery James Adams Memorial Fund,% Kristy A. Sweatt (Special Account), Wachovia Bank, 415 Market St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Robert Drake Shaw

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Robert Drake Shaw, 79, died Jan. 7, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 9 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

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

 

Mr. Shaw was born Nov. 13, 1929 a son of the late Roy and Mary Luella Tucker Shaw. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a re-tired maintenance technician having worked with J. P. Stevens and Ina USA. Dale enjoyed working in his shop on trucks and tractors. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

 

Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Curtis Shaw; a son, Bob Shaw; two grandchildren, Benjamin Shaw and Rebekah Crawley; two brot-hers, Wayne and Gene Shaw: and by a sister, Betty S. Johnson.

 

Surviving is a son, Kenneth (Kathy) Shaw of Chesterfield; a daughter, Alice Ann Crawley of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren, Joseph Shaw, Marie (Danny) Davis, Thomas Shaw, Amanda (Tom) Hashem, Matthew Crawley, Lindsey (Adam) Lewis and Michael Crawley; four great-grand-children; a brother, Buddy Shaw of Ruby; eight sisters, Josephine Poole, Sylvia Huggins, and Sara Sellers of Chesterfield, Bonnie Lou Moore and Debbie Rivers of Cheraw, Bonnie Millican of  Bend, TX, Annie Freeman of Pageland, and Rachel White of Cordell, OK.

 

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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Tera Robertson

GREENBELT, Md. – Sgt. Tera Denise Robertson,

 

A memorial service will be held at noon Jan. 24 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Forestville, MD. Burial will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

 

Tera was a devoted mother of Demitric and Joe Martinez and Jasmyne Robert-son.

 

Surviving is her husband, Dion Robertson; her mother, Paulette Pratt of North Carolina; her father, James Smith of South Carolina; five brothers, James Smith, Billy Smith of Georgia,

 

Teddy Smith of Virginia, Jermaine Smith of North Carolina and De’Aron Smith of South Carolina; and other relatives and friends.

 

Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 22, 2009.

 

Lubertha Corrine “Berta” Burns

CHERAW – Lubertha Connie “Berta” Burns, 44, died Jan. 10, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

 

Luberta was born Feb. 24, 1964 to the late Wallace and Rebecca Burns. She was educated in Chesterfield County Public Schools where she graduated in 1981. She confessed Christ and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where she served as a member until her death.

 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Williams; a brother, Ronald Burns and a granddaughter, Essence Melton.

 

Surviving is a son, Timothy Burns; two daughters, Aleshia Burns and Courtney Tillman; granddaughters, Angel Melton and Princess Leak, all of Cheraw; three brothers, Thomas (Kathy) Burns, Virgil Burns and Theodore (Mary) Burns, all of Cheraw; three sisters, Carolyn (Robert) Harrell of Portsmouth, Va., Harriette (Woodrow) Rorie of Cheraw and Mary Emma Suza of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a godmother, Steward Funder-burk; also Saadia Pittman and Carrie Mae Byrd; and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Richard Willie Campbell

CHERAW – Richard Willie Campbell, 59, died Jan. 10, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 17 at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

 

Richard was born July 3, 1949 a son of the late Longenia and Willie Campbell. He was educated in Chesterfield County Schools. He confessed Christ at an early age and attended several churches in the area. Richard was a loving father and friend. He worked several jobs in the area such as Simpson Car Lot, Ruckers Septic Line Systems and several others.

 

Surviving is his wife, Connie Little Campbell of Patrick; a daughter, Santanna Harley of Cheraw; a son, Richard Campbell, Jr. of Columbia; a stepdaughter, Barbara Little Ford of Cheraw; also Rev. General William, Patricia William, Sharon Fate of Bishopville; and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Edward Gary

CHERAW — Funeral services were hrld for .Mr. Edward Gary, at 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in McCall Family Cemetery.

 

Mr. Gary was the son of the late Mingo Gary and Annie McCall born Oct. 15, 1933. He attended Cheraw Public Schools. He joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church at an early age where he received his salvation. Edward was employed at Box Mill, where he worked for 27 years. He also worked 30 years at Ina Bearing Company. He was a fun loving, kind father and grandfather.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jenny L. Gary; a son, Michael Gary; a sister, Annie Mae Dorsey; a daughter, Roberta Finklea; and four brothers, Mingo Gary, Horace Garay, James Rogers and Henry Gary.

 

Surviving are his children, Myra (Ervin) James of Society Hill, Gloria (Tommy) Zimmerman of Hamlet, N.C., Steven (Belinda) Gary of Bennettsville, Julia Gary of Charlotte, N.C., Theresa (Bobby) Shields, Wanda Johnson, Veronica Lock all of Cheraw, Ricky (Marian) Lock and Jeffery (Janet) Lock both of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Bernice Rutherford of New York City; an uncle, Herbert Shields of New Jersey; an aunt, Marie (Charles) Williams of Walterboro; 27 grand-children; 14 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: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Deacon Jessie Sellers

PATRICK – Deacon Jessie Sellers, 79, died Jan. 12, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Morning Star Baptist Church, Patrick. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Deacon Sellers was born Oct. 21, 1929 to the late Deacon Nathan and Geneva (Pleasant) Sellers. He began his formal education at Rosenwood Elementary School in Patrick and continued his education at Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw. He was employed at Delta Mills and retired after more than 30 years. He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities in the church, such as Sunday school teacher, superintendent of the Sunday school and vice president of the senior choir, as well as chairman of the Deacon board.

 

He was preceded in death by a child, Ronnie Sellers and a brother, Boykin.

 

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Lucille Sellers; children, Jimmie A. (Peggie) Sellers SMSGT (E-8_ USAF (Retired) of Sumter and Patricia (Lewis) Hudley of Patrick; grand-children, Lt. Commander Wanda Sellers U.S. Navy of Hampton, Va., Katrina Hudley of Cary, N.C., Derek Hudley of Cheraw, Amy Sellers of Hampton, Va., Demetra and Johnathan Hudley of Patrick and Jessica Sellers of Sumter; three great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Jr., Jordyn and Xachary Hudley all of Patrick; two aunts, Odessa Jackson of Cheraw and Queen Esther Tate of Patrick; 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: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Thomas Keith “Tommy” Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Thomas Keith “Tommy” Rivers, 60, died Jan. 17, 2009.

 

Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 20, at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Jan. 19, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Rivers was born Nov. 9, 1948 a son of Lou Ella Mauldin Rivers and the late John S. Rivers, Sr. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended Florence-Darlington Tec. Mr. Rivers was a retired truck driver and a former employee of Ina USA and Delta Mills. Tommy was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church, Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220, and was a former member of the S.C. National Guard.

 

He was also preceded in death by his sister Mary White.

Surviving is a son, Thomas Keith (Joni) Rivers, Jr. of Ruby; his mother, Lou Ella Rivers of Chesterfield; a brother, John S. (Barbara) Rivers, Jr. of Rock Hill; five grandchildren, Dakota, Taylor, Savannah, Riley, and Katlin Rivers; and other relatives and friends.

 

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

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 22, 2009.

 

Dorothy Lee McLain Shaw

PATRICK – Mrs. Dorothy Lee McLain Shaw, 80, died Jan. 19, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 21, at St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Jan. 20, at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Shaw was born May 21, 1928 a daughter of the late Mason Lee and Katie Aline Gulledge McLain. She was a retired employee of Bo-Buck Mills. Mrs. McLain was a lifelong member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener who loved her flowers, and she also enjoyed cooking.

 

Dorothy Lee was married to the late Charles Leghette Shaw, and was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Lloyd, Conrad, and Curtis McLain.

 

Surviving are two sons, C. L. (Sherryl) Shaw of Cheraw and Tommy (Brenda) Shaw of Patrick; a daughter, Shelby (Tommy) Bailey of Patrick; an adopted daughter, Vickie (Randy) Vick of Patrick; four grandchildren, Randall (Debbie) Bailey of Chesterfield, Panda (Huey) Wallace and Missy (Michael) Hodge of Patrick, and Kyle (Melinda) Vick of Morven, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Gavin and Makayla Bailey; Briana and Karlie Hodge; and Isabella Vick.

 

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or St. John Free Will Baptist Church, 1843 St. John Church Road, Patrick, S.C. 29584.

 

 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 22, 2009.

 

Susie K. “Toon” Vaughn

MORVEN, N.C. – Miss Susie K. “Toon” Vaughn, 91, died Jan. 17, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan.19, at Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

 

Miss Vaughn was born Sept. 4, 1917 a daughter of the late Evan “Duncan” and Rosa Adams Vaughn. She was a retired employee of Burlington Industries. Miss Vaughn was a lifelong member of Sandy Plains United Methodist Church. Susie loved sports, and was an avid Dodgers fan.

 

She was preceded in death by her three sisters, Lizzie Short, Bernice Griggs, and Geneva Short; her three brothers, J.B. William, and Sam Vaughn.

 

Surviving is Flossie Taylor Vaughn of Dunn, N.C., Griggs and J. W. (Donnie Faye) Griggs both of Morven, N.C., Carl (Frances) Griggs of Wadesboro, N.C., Bill (Beverly) Vaughn of Cheraw, and Tommy (Chris) Vaughn of Norwood, N.C.; Sue V. (Steve) Barbee of Richfield, N.C., and Kay V. (Dewayne) Holmes of Dunn, N.C.; also Louise Skipper of Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to: Sandy Plains United Methodist Church, C/o Carolyn Taylor, 960 Deep Creek Road, Wadesboro, N.C. 28119.

 

 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 22, 2009.

 

Nancy Guy Pearce

CHERAW – Nancy Guy Pearce, 82, died Dec. 21, 2008.

 

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mrs. Nancy Guy Pearce will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 24, in Old Saint David’s Church in Cheraw. Officiating will be Dr. David Phillips. After the service, the family will receive friends at the home of Mike and Cookie Pearce, 2210 West Market Street Extension, Cheraw.

 

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of one’s choice.

 

Born June 12, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee Guy, Sr. and Aletha Rivers Guy.

 

Mrs. Pearce was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Walter Pearce, Sr. and is survived by three sons, Frank Walter Pearce, Jr. (Lois) of Jack-sonville, Fla., Lloyd Keith Pearce (Marie) of Cheraw, and George Michael Pearce (Cookie) of Cheraw; a brother, Lloyd Grady Guy of Moncks Corner; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

 

While rearing her family and residing in Cheraw, Mrs. Pearce was a member of the First Methodist Church. After retiring and moving to Columbia, she was an active member of Shandon Baptist Church.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

Eva Lisenby Watts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mrs. Eva Lisenby Watts, 63, died Jan. 12, 2009.

 

Funeral services were Jan 17, at 2 p.m. at Davidson Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Mrs. Eva Lisenby Watts, daughter of the late B.J. and Louise Streater Lisenby was born Aug. 23, 1945. She was formerly of Chesterfield.

 

At an early age, Eva became a member of the Davidson Grove Baptist Church. She attended the Chesterfield County public school system. Eva retired from the Chesterfield County School system as head custodian at an elementary school.

 

Surviving is her husband, Willie Watts, Jr.; three sons, Anthony Joines, Mon-roe, N.C., Ricky Joines (Lisa), Pageland and Andrew Joines (Eunice), Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Josephine Ingram, Plainfield, N.J. and Geraldine Cole, Chesterfield; two stepdaughters, Carolyn Watts, Charlotte, N.C. and Brenda Diggs, Fayetteville, N.C.; an uncle, Jerry Bennett, Winston Salem, NC; an aunt, Dorothy Little, Wades-boro, N.C.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Arlie Myers.

 

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 15, 2009.

 

 Ruby Carlisle Hopkins

 JEFFERSON – Mrs. Ruby Carlisle Hopkins, 80, died Jan. 13, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Jan. 15, at Twin Pines Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14, at Twin Pines Free Will Baptist Church.

 

Mrs. Hopkins was born Feb. 28, 1928 a daughter of the late Earl and Lucy Tillman Carlisle. She was a retired employee of Springs Industries. Mrs. Hopkins was a member of Twin Pines Free Will Baptist Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. L. Hopkins.

 

Surviving is a son, R. L. (Darlene) Hopkins, Jr. of Jefferson; two grand-children, Billy (Krystal) Hopkins and Amanda (Mike) Griffin both of Jefferson; three great-grandchildren, Heather and Jacob Bryant and MacKenzie.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 22, 2009.

 

James E. “Jamie” Pinkoski

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – Mr. James E. “Jamie” Pinkoski, 54, died Jan. 10, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Jan. 15, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Pageland. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

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

 

Mr. Pinkoski was a son of Jan Cohen and the late Al Pinkoski. He was a talented chef who enjoyed working in the seafood business. Mr. Pinkoski attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

 

Surviving is a daughter, Jessica (James) Leaird of Pageland; his mother, Jan Cohen of Lady Lake, Fla.; six grandchildren, Mathew, Jacob, and Jedediah LaValley; Emily, Crystal, and Jacquiline Leaird; a brother, Daniel Pinkoski; two sisters, Claudia Mhekie and Alexis Pinkoski.

 

Memorials may be made to: Hope Mission Christian Ministries, P.O. Box 1438, Morehead City, N.C.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 22, 2009.

 

Oscar Owens

CHERAW – Mr. Oscar Owens, 89, died Jan. 15, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Jan. 18, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

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

 

Mr. Owens was born May 15, 1919 a son of the late James Oscar and Janie Ellis Owens. He was a retired logger. Mr. Owens was married to the late Lillie Mae Windham Owens and was also preceded in death by a son Oscar “Bud” Owens, Jr.

 

Surviving are six sons, Clifton (Linda) Owens of Cheraw, Charlie Owens of Pageland, Artha (Lucille) Owens of Ruby, Earnest Owens of Chesterfield, John (Brenda) Owens of Kannapolis, N.C., and Ronnie J. (Jamie) Owens of Ruby; four daughters, Martha (Paul) Brumley of Kannapolis, N.C., Patricia Owens of Ruby, Janie Jordan of Pageland, and Carolyn (Johnny) Hamilton of Mt. Croghan; 24 grand-children, 48 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

 

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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 22, 2009.

 

Jimmy Lee Cook

JEFFERSON – Mr. Jimmy Lee Cook, 57, died Jan. 15, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 17, at Almetta Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

 

Mr. Cook was born June 12, 1951 a son of the late Eddie Lewis and Ethel Virginia Wilson Cook. He was a carpen-ter and attended Almetta Baptist Church.

 

Jimmy was preceded in death by three brothers, Wayne, Toby, and Freddie Cook.

 

Surviving is his wife, Barbara Joplin Cook of the home; four sons, Michael (Christine) Cook, Robert R. (Meg) Mills, and Jimmy Lee Cook, Jr. all of Jefferson, and Jamie (Mandy) Cook of Chesterfield; three Daughters; Joanee Thompson of Lancaster, Becky (David) Rivers, and Angie (David) Terry both of Jefferson; a brother Eddie Lewis (Mary Ann) Cook, Jr. of Kershaw; three sisters, Brenda (Earl) Kersey, Nancy (Robert) Berry, and Margaret Boulware all of Camden; 21 grand-children and 1 great-grandchild.

 

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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 22, 2009.

 

Billy J. Boan

PATRICK – Mr. Billy J. Boan, 66, died Jan. 13, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 15, at Cross Branch Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

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

 

Mr. Boan was born Aug. 31, 1942 a son of the late Lacoste and Daisy Tyner Boan. He was a retired employee of Galey & Lord. Billy was first married to the late Frances McLain Boan and was also preceded in death by his son, Billy Boan, Jr.

 

Surviving is his wife, Debbie Floyd Boan of the home; two daughters: Lesa (Walter) Weber and Teresa (Billy) Curtis both of Patrick; two stepsons, Wyley (Rebecca) Williamson and Ernie Williamson both of Dovesville; two sisters, Louise Hiers of Florida and Evelyn Upright of Summerton; five grandchildren; three step grand-children; and a step great-grandchild.

 

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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: 5A; Thursday, January 22, 2009.

 

Hazel Pauline Poovey Sipe

CHERAW – Hazel Pauline Poovey Sipe, 90, died Jan. 21, 2009.

 

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 24, at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Visitation was held in the church immediately following the service. The family attended a interment service in Old St. David’s Cemetery prior to the service in the church.

 

Born Aug. 19, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Garland F. Poovey, and Pearl Hatley Poovey. She was the wife of the late Reginald Richard Sipe, Sr. She was a caring and loving person. She lived most of her life in Cheraw. Mrs. Sipe was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Cheraw.

 

She was predeceased by her brothers Harold and Frederick.

 

Surviving are her sons, Richard and Nan Sipe of Greensboro, N.C., and Nick and Lee Sipe of Columbia; six grandchildren, James, Roger, Damon, Amber, Shannon and Graham; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to: The Old St. David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520-1196, or the Ascension Hospice, P.O. Box 1367, Irmo, S.C. 29063.

 

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, January 29, 2009.

 

Irene McDonald Cook

Chesterfield – Irene McDonald Cook, 61, died.

 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Jan.24, at Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

She was the daughter of the late Roosevely and Lillian Campbell McDonald and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

 

She was predeceased buy a daughter Carol Sue Cook.

 

Surviving is her husband of 46 years Joseph W. Cook of the home; a son, Joe Cook of Florence; three daughters, Sadie Cook of Cameron, N.C.; Angie Cook of Chesterfield and Teresa Poston of Ruby; five sisters, Roseann McCray of Southern Pines, N.C. ; Pauline Sweatt of Lakeview; Kathleen Newman of Biscoe, N.C.; Linda Schwetchten of Hoffman, N.C. and Mary Mashburn of Cameron, N.C.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, January 29, 2009.

 

Pastor Phillip Eugene Garris

WADESBORO, N.C. – Pastor Phillip Eugene Garris, 41, died Jan. 15, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at Morning Star Redeem Church of God

 

Lilesville, N.C. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

He was born on Feb. 21, 1967, to the late Eugene “Tip” Garris and Lossie Sellers Garris.

 

Phillip confessed Christ at an early age and joined Bowen's Chapel Holiness Church in Wadesboro, N.C. He later became an ordained minister and joined Morning Star Redeem Church of God. He became the Assistant Pastor and served faithfully until he moved to Wimauma, Fla. and became the Pastor of First Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.

 

Phillip served in the United States Marine Corps for three years. He then joined the United States Army where he served in Operation Desert Storm.

 

Phillip was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Garris; two brothers, James Garris and Leon Garris.

 

Surviving is his wife, Dathne Hannah Garris; a son, Phillip Garris, Jr.; a daughter, Asia-Symone Garris all of the home; his mother, Lossie Sellers Garris, Wadesboro, N.C.; two brothers, Willie Garris, Sr. (Celliar) of Charlotte, N.C. and Joseph Garris (Gwen) of St. Louis, MO; six sisters, Betty Garris and Ada Moore (Henry, Sr.) both of Wadesboro, N.C., Mary Sturdivant (Henry) of Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Moore (Nate Sr.) of Clarksville, Tenn., Debra Garris, Lilesville, N.C. and Sylvia Cassidy of Wallace; a great aunt, Frances “Bea” Murphy; an aunt, Louise Sellers; and other relatives and friends. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, January 29, 2009.

 

William Jordon 

JEFFERSON – Mr. William Jordon, 68, died Jan. 19, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 22, at New Life For Jesus Center, Jefferson. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 6-9 p.m. Jan. 21, at the home.

 

Mr. Jordon was born Dec. 11, 1940 a son of the late Rufus and Estelle Howle Jordon. He was a retired employee of City-Wide Wrecker Service in Atlanta, Ga. In addition to his parents, William was also preceded in death by a son, William David Jordon; two brothers, Carson and James Jordon; and a sister, Evelyn Wright.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Lynn Jordan and Judy Reichard both of Jefferson; a sister, Mae Livergood of Jefferson; former wife, Mary Helms of Jefferson; five grandchildren, Amy Langston, Jessica Deese, Tony Lock-lear, Jr., Brandie Reichard and Justin Reichard; three great-grandchildren, Lexi, Logan, and Kayleigh; 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, January 29, 2009.

 

Danya Roscoe Lisenby

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Danya Roscoe Lisenby, 47, died Jan. 26, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Jan. 28, at Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Jan. 27, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Lisenby was born May 8, 1961 a daughter of Margie Perdue Brigman and the late Robert Lee Brigman. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School Class of 1979, and was a retired administrative assistant with Chesterfield County Family Court. Mrs. Lisenby was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. In addition to her father, Danya was also preceded in death by her first husband, Chris Roscoe, and by two brothers, Norman and Eddie Brigman.

 

Surviving is her husband, David E. Lisenby, Jr. of the home; a daughter, Krista Leigh Roscoe of Chesterfield; a stepson, Nathan Lisenby of Indian Trail, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Megan (Brandon) Ard of Cheraw and Monica Lisenby of Chesterfield; mother, Margie Brigman of Chesterfield; six brothers, David Brigman of Pageland, Beauford Brigman of Chesterfield, Robert Lee Brigman, Jr. of Ruby, Walter Brigman and Randy Brigman of Chesterfield, and Bruce Brigman of Albemarle, N.C.; three sisters, Margaret Morton and Brenda Martin of Ruby, and Betty Atkinson of Chester-field; a step grandchild, Cameron Lisenby; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: Hopewell Baptist Church "Brotherhood" 15066 Hwy 9, 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, January 29, 2009.

 

Mescal Cassidy Bryan

 WILMINGTON, N.C. – Mescal Cassidy Bryan, 95, died Jan. 19, 2009.

 

The family received friends from 10-11 a.m. Jan. 22, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, Wilmington, N.C. A graveside service followed at 11:30 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington, N.C.

 

She was born on Jan. 21, 1913 the daughter of the late William Johnathan Layfayette Cassidy and Ida Nancy Roscoe Cassidy. Also lovingly remem-bered are her husband, William Jackson Bryan, Sr., four sisters, and one brother, all of whom preceded her in death.

 

Mrs. Bryan was a member of Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

 

Surviving are two sons, William Jackson Bryan, Jr. and wife, Jan of Fishersville, Va., Joe Bryan and wife, Jennifer of Knightdale, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Leigha Wood and husband, Lew, Derek Bryan and wife, Kristy, Melissa B. Rich and husband, Marshall, Tracy B. Mullis and husband, Darin, Debbie Chadburn, Sandy Frasier, Brenda Reiss, and Tammy Anyana; and fourteen great grand-children; and other relatives and friends.

 

Mac cared for and loved people. She had a passion for family, flowers, gardening, reading and cross word puzzles. Her life and engaging sense of humor positively impacted so many lives and leaves us all with a treasure trove of memories. We will miss her yet know she is in heaven with her Lord & Savior and loved ones.

 

Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, January 29, 2009.

 

Patricia Carol “Carolyn” Hogan

CHERAW – Patricia Carol “Carolyn” Hogan, 62, died Jan. 23, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Jan. 26, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

 

The family received friends 5-7 p.m. Jan. 25, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

 

She was the daughter of Lois Lee Sessoms Odom of Bennettsville and the late James Lee Odom. She was the widow of Jack S. Hogan, Sr. She was a member of the Cheraw Senior Circle, attended Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, and volunteered with Hospice of Chesterfield County. Mrs. Hogan was a hairdresser for over 35 years and owned and operated Clip and Curl salon since 1979. She was employed with JP Stevens Textiles for over 35 years. Mrs. Hogan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend to many.

 

Surviving are her sons, Ronnie (Wendy) C. Hogan of Statesville, N.C., Kevin (Maila) J. Hogan of San Ysidro, Ca., a daughter, Kristi (Clay) Hogan Jackson of Pageland; her mother listed above; sisters, Leomia (Mike) Powell of Dillon, Sue Morton of Bennettsville, and Annette Carr of Florence; three grandchildren, Kaile Hogan of San Ysidro, Ca., Dillon Jackson and Zane Jackson both of Pageland.

 

Memorials may be made to: 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, January 29, 2009.

 

WILMA WALLACE McDOWELL

Wilma Wallace McDowell , 62, died, Jan. 21, 2009.

 

A celebration of the life of Mrs. McDowell was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 24, at Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

She was a daughter of the late Wilford “Speedy” Wallace and Nora Bell Wallace Brigman. She was a lady of faith, family and determination. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, also, baking, crafts, gardening and sewing. She was a member of Maranatha Family Center and the Overcomers by Faith Ministry.

 

Surviving are her husband, David McDowell, Sr. of Cheraw; sons, David (Wendy) “Len” McDowell, Jr. of Cheraw, Danny (Dona) Wallace of Chesterfield; daughters, Gloria McDowell Curtis, Vicky (Jason) Wallace Dunn all of Cheraw; a sister, Bonnie Riggan of Cheraw and 11 grandchildren.

 

The family will recieved friends 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

 

Memorials may be made to: Wilma Wallace McDowell, Memorial Fund, c/o Maranatha Family Center, P.O. Box 639, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Overcomers by Faith Ministry, 506 Bethel Church Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, January 29, 2009.

 

Laura Mae McQueen

WADESBORO, N.C. – Laura Mae McQueen, 78, died Feb. 8, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Laura was born Dec. 24, 1930 to the late Cornell Coe and the late Willie Mae Roberts Rhodes. She attended the public schools of Darlington County. She was converted at an early age and became a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church. She was a former member of Morning Star Baptist Church before moving to Wadesboro, N.C., where she became a member of Believers Christian Center.

 

She was married to the late Sullivan McQueen.

 

She was preceded in death by two sons, Paul and Malachi McQueen; a stepson, Fonsell McQueen and a stepdaughter, Minnie Lee Isaac; a grandson, Leterance Little; and sisters, Eileen Dowdy and Mary Margaret Coe.

 

Surviving is a daughter, Janis (James) Deese of Wadesboro, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Annie Mae (Waddell) Jackson of Patrick and Helen Isaac of Springfield, Mass.; two stepsons, Sylvester McQueen of Cheraw and Alonso McQueen of Springfield, Mass.; a grandson, Min. Marvin (Kerryann) Little of Raleigh, N.C.; two great-granddaughter, Gabriel and Ashley Little; six sisters, Queen Esther Coe of Snellville, Ga., Martha Lee Moore of Detroit, Mich., Florrie Lee (William) Lighty of Hartsville, Ellen (Frankie) Coe of Washington, D.C., Peggy (Jerome) Brown of Newport News, Va. and Willie Mae (Donald) Daniels of Hartsville; three brothers, James Lee (Shirley) Coe of Bridgeport, Conn., David (Sarah) Coe of Silver Springs, MD and Carnell (Sabrina) Coe of Decartar, Ga.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday , February 19, 2009.

 

Shirley E. Linton Campbell

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Shirley E. Linton Campbell, 55, died Feb. 10, 2009.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at Morning Star Baptist Church in Patrick. Burial was held in Zion Hill Baptist Church, Middendorf Com-munity.

 

Shirley was born Oct. 15, 1953 to the late Edward and Annie Linton. At an early age she joined Zion Hill Baptist Church where she served until she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was a member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church. She received her education from Pine Forest Elementary and McBee High Schools.

 

She married the love of her life Curtis Campbell. She was employed with the City of New York (New York Family Court) until her health failed.

 

Surviving is her husband, Curtis of the home; a daughter, Tiffany Campbell of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Zuria Wright of Patrick and Christian Sitton of Atlanta, Ga.; godchildren, Sabrina Campbell of Patrick and Kyle Carr of Hartsville; three sisters, Willie M. Linton, Cornelia (Herman) Carr of Hartsville and Carolyn (Herbert) Dingle of Florence; two brothers, Waites (Katherine) Linton and David Linton of Hartsville; and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday , February 19, 2009.

 

Shenita Clintona Ellison Brown

LANCASTER, CA – Shenita Clintona Ellison Brown, 42, died Feb. 6, 2009.

Memorial services were held Feb. 14 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery.

 

Shenita was born Oct. 27, 1966 to Wilson Ellison and Elizabeth Hooks. She was converted at an early age and became a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. She sang in the Pee Dee Gospel Choir as a lead soprano and also played the trumpet. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School in 1984.

 

Shenita married Darren Brown on Dec. 26, 1988. Shenita and her son, Quadario moved to California in 1992. She worked for Palmdale School District in the Special Education Department for the blind. She helped kids to read Braille and understand how to live with their disabilities. And she also worked as an Inspector Devices, Inc. in Newhall, Ca.

She started attending Free In Jesus Christian Fellowship with her family in 2007 under the mentors of Pastor Jeremiah and Collisteen Farrior. She sang in the church choir and also sang with her mom and sisters on numerous occasions by special request.

 

Surviving is her son, Quadario Brown; mother, Elizabeth Hooks Ellison; father, Wilson Ellison (Joann, stepmother); two sisters, Shelunda Speller, Shetoria Ellison; stepsister, Victoria Love; four aunts, Essie (Clarence) Jones of Bronx, N.Y., Helen (Legette) Jefferson Seline Pickney of Baltimore, MD and Josephine Johnson; four uncles, Julius (Claretha) Hooks, Matthew (Wilena) Hooks, Rev. Earnest (Cynthia) Hooks of Temple Hill, MD and David Pickney of Cheraw; also Kenneth Williams of Lancaster, Ca 

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday , February 19, 2009.

 

Paulette Stewart Gantt

WAGNER - Paulette Stewart Gantt died Feb. 7, 2009.

 

Services were held by the graveside Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. in Wagner Cemetery. The family received friends following the service at the cemetery.

 

She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Vancie Stuart Stewart. She was a homemaker and member of Wagner United Methodist Church. She was the widow of the late C. Pope Gantt, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and a son, C. Pope “Bobby” Gantt III.

Surviving are her sons, John R. Gantt and his wife, Kelley, of Florence, and Paul S. Gantt of Lexington; her brother, John Stewart of Wilmington, DE, and sister, Lenora Warford of Lawrenceburg, KY; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, and a son, C. Pope “Bobby” Gantt III.

 

Memorials may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

 

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday , February 19, 2009.

 

Lenwood Powe

CHESTERFIELD – Lenwood Powe, 79, died Feb. 7, 2009.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Lenwood Powe was born to Lemuel and Hannah Smith Powe on Oct. 6, 1929.

 

Lenwood was raised in a Christian home. He grew up in the church and confessed the Lord as his personal Savior at an early age. He served as a pastor’s steward, member of the trustee board, class leader, and faithful member of the men’s choir. He loved to sing. Lenwood sang with his family’s group, the Pilgrim Gospel Leers, for thirty-five years. He was a loving, caring man that always reached out to help people in need. He enjoyed farming, working outside, and you would often find him selling his vegetables at the Farmer’s Market.

 

In 1951, God blessed Lenwood with a wife, Eula Redfearn Powe, who he leaves to cherish his love and memories; a son, Lenwood (Mayola) Powe of Waxhaw, N.C.; two daughters, Mabelyn Blackwell of Chesterfield, and Barbara Powe of Lilburn Ga.; three grandchildren, Felicia Blackwell, Veronica Blackwell, and Malcolm Brunson; two great grandchildren, Brian Blackwell and Byron Leak; a sister, Marian Bellamy of New York; a brother, James Powe of New Haven, Conn.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home-Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday , February 19, 2009.

 

Clarence Woodrow “Woodie” Polson

SIMPSONVILLE – Mr. Clarence Woodrow “Woodie” Polson, 96, died Feb. 16, 2009.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 18, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery in Patrick.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Feb. 17, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Polson was born Jan. 9, 1913 a son of the late Pressley and Annie Futrell Polson. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, having served his country well in Europe. After his military service, he owned and operated Polson’s Barbershop in downtown Cheraw, where he was well known for his kindness and sense of humor.

 

He served as deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years at North Cheraw Baptist Church, and later at Westside Baptist and Windsor Park Free Will Baptist. After his retirement he moved to Simpsonville in 2002 to live with his granddaughter, Lorie Jennings, there he was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church where he worked as a volunteer.

Woodie was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Viola Isgett Polson; two daughters, Sara Rivers, and Jean Butler, and five brothers.

 

Surviving is a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Lowder of Albemarle, N.C.; two sisters, Loretta Roscoe of Ruby and Sarah Nezzie Davis of Cheraw; nine grandchildren; many great-grand-children, 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 19, 2009.

 

Julian Pelham Hopkins

COLUMBIA – Julian Pelham Hopkins, beloved husband of Julia “Billie” Redfearn Hopkins, died Feb. 15, 2009.

 

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m today at Magnolia Cemetery in Hartsville.

 

Hoppy was born March 29, 1917 a son of the late James Guyton Hopkins and Nellie Knight Hopkins, he spent his young years appreciating and enjoying nature, wildlife and the profound connection we have to the earth. It was a theme that carried throughout his life. He was a 1939 graduate of Furman University, majoring in biology and zoology and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Following Furman, he pursued graduate studies in geology at the University of Texas in Austin with field studies in Alaska. In

 

1942, Hoppy married his college sweetheart, Julia Billingsley Redfearn of Hartsville.

 

Lt. Colonel Hopkins was a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War as well as a veteran of the Korean War and Cold War Era; retiring after 30 years of active service in 1972. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, Photo Reconnaissance Officer and Technical Observer upon completing the Aviation Cadets Program in June 1943. He completed advanced aerial photo-graphy training before going overseas. He served with the 15th Recon-naissance Squadron of 15th Air Force in Bari, Italy in 1944-45 where he flew 37 single aircraft, unarmed combat reconnaissance missions over Germany in the P-38 “Droop Snoop” aircraft. At the time, it was the first to use a photo radar camera and was highly classified technology. He commanded a 500-man photo squadron on the ground in addition to flying. Hoppy left the Army Air Corps after World War II and worked as an entomologist for the State of South Carolina.

 

In 1951 he was recalled to active duty from the Air Force Reserve. He served as a cartographic officer and as the first commanding officer of the newly formed 497th Reconnaissance Tech-nical Squadron at Shaw Field. He took the unit by ship to Wiesbaden, Germany in 1952 where it remained the primary air intelligence production organization for US and NATO forces in Europe until 1991. From 1955-57 he was assigned as a cartographic officer to HQ Strategic Air Command and the 544th Reconnaissance Technical Wing where he was a designer of the 200 Series Air Target Chart; the most reliable air target chart for many years for the B-52 Bomber. During 1961-65, he served with USAF Satellite Test Center where he was a member of the launch team pioneering US space reconnaissance programs. In 1965-66 he served as an intelligence advisor to the Republic of Vietnam, Joint General Staff in Saigon. Following Vietnam he served in high level intelligence staff assignments as the Chief of Targets of U.S. Air Forces Europe and with the Foreign Liaison Office of the Defense Intelligence Agency. A recipient of 15 US and foreign decorations, the most meaningful one to Hoppy was the World War II Victory Medal received by all who served in and won that war.

 

In retirement, Hoppy and Billie returned to Chesterfield, where they had a home. Hop was active in civic affairs and community service which included: Director of Chesterfield County Chapter of the Red Cross, Secretary of the Red Cross National Advisory Board for North and South Carolina, Chairman of the South Carolina Blood Donor Program, and Chairman of the Chesterfield Greater Town Committee. He was devoted to the Chesterfield Baptist Church and served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher. In 2004, he was honored with the W.D. Craig Lifetime Achievement Award. Hoppy valued his charter membership in the World War II Memorial Foundation and the American Air Museum in Great Britain. He was a generous contributor to the Seeing Eye Foundation, Smile Train, Wycliffe Bible Translators, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the March of Dimes.

 

Hoppy was an avid snow skier, wildlife conservationist, photographer, and most importantly, a dedicated grandfather. He loved his family and enjoyed providing his children and grandchildren wonderful life affirming experiences playing at the beach, white-water rafting, fishing, crabbing, exploring the woods and traveling to foreign countries. He lived a life of quiet enthusiasm and provided an example of courage, kindness and service.

 

He was preceded by two brothers, James Guyton Hopkins and John Drayton Hopkins.

 

Hoppy is survived by his wife of 66 years, Julia “Billie” Redfearn Hopkins; a daughter, Julia Hopkins Mills of Columbia, and a son, James Hampton Hopkins of Saratoga, California. He is also survived by Col. Harold Mills, USAF (Retired) of Columbia; Jane Francis Hopkins, and granddaughter, Caitlin Scott Hopkins of Saratoga, Ca.; by his grandson, Major David Hopkins Mills, USMC and Christine Lynn Mills of Tampa, Fla., and grandson Captain Andrew Heath Mills, USMC and Moira Krezens Mills and two great-grandchildren, Braeden Julian Mills, and Emerson Alexandra Mills of Surf City, N.C.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday , February 19, 2009.

 

Michael Alvin Little

CHESTERFIELD – Michael Alvin Little, 54, died Feb. 7, 2009.

 

Funeral services were Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. Salem Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Michael Alvin Little, son of Edwin Little and the late Willie B. Little was born on May 11, 1954. He attended the Chesterfield County public school system. He was employed with Cheraw Dye and Finish for 25 years.

 

Michael was an active member of the Salem Baptist Church, where he served on the adult choir and the usher board until his health begin to fail.

 

He was married to the former Jerry Jackson and to this union four daughters were born.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lamar Michael Blakeney.

Surviving are four daughters, Cassandra Little, Shelia Little, Charlene Little and Tiffany Little all of Chesterfield; a son, Shaquille Griffin of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren; a sister, Diane Buchanan of Chesterfield; two brothers, James E. Little of Chesterfield and Jerald (Willa) Little of Ruby; two aunts, Gloria Brice of Cheraw and Bloncie Little of Chesterfield; a great-aunt, Bloncie Rivers of Cheraw; an uncle, Lonnie Hancock of Charlotte, N.C.; also Cynthia Griffin; 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 19, 2009.

 

Willie Mae Furr Kelly

CHERAW – Willie Mae Furr Kelly, 91, died Feb. 9, 2009.

Funeral services were held by the graveside Feb. 14, at noon in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Norton Funeral Home.

She was the daughter of the late Ed and Lula Howard Furr and the wife of the late Leo J. Kelly. She was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mills, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw and the Kinsey Mulloy Bible Class.

 

Surviving are two sons, James Edward Kelly, Sr. and his wife, Lorena of Gilbert,, Ray M. Kelly and his wife, Debbie of Chapin; a sister, Ethel Ann Rainwater of Florence; a grandson, James E. Kelly, Jr. of Gilbert; two granddaughters, Mary Jane Upson of Cremora, Va. and Ashli Kelly of Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grand-daughters, Hannah Jane Upson and Samantha Grace Upson, both of Cremora, Va.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: The Kinsey Mulloy Bible Class, First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday ,   February 19, 2009.

 

Joshua Romael DeBerry

CHESTERFIELD – Joshua Romael DeBerry, 23, died Feb. 11, 2009.

 

Funeral services were Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Sandy Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Morven, N.C.

Joshua Romael DeBerry, the son of Linda McManus and Richard DeBerry was born January 27, 1986.

Joshua attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Class of 2004. He furthered his education at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

 

Joshua was converted at an early age and joined the Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, Morven, N.C. He served on the usher board, youth choir, and other auxiliaries. He was a multi-talented person who enjoyed the art of basketball, design and communication. Joshua was an outgoing young man.

 

Surviving is his mother, Linda McManus of the home; his father, Richard (Grace) DeBerry of Stafford, Va.; two brothers, Marcus Melton of Chesterfield and Rashaun DeBerry of Greensboro, N.C.; two grandmothers, Willie Mae Melton of Chesterfield and Betty Joyce DeBerry of Morven, N.C.; six aunts, Elaine Little of Charlotte, N.C., WarLillian (Willie) Benson of Ridgeway; Betty (Jerome) Greer of Melbourne, Fla., Bernice (DuRonnie) Harrell of Charlotte, N.C., Blanche Chapman of Chesterfield and Brenda Melton (Nelson Finlayson) of Chesterfield; five uncles, Earl (Faye) Melton of Columbia, James (Angela) DeBerry of Rockingham, N.C., Timothy Melton of Atlanta, Ga., Bobby (Latisha) Melton of Pageland and Jermaine Melton of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday , February 19, 2009.

 

Catherine Norton Quick

BENNETTSVILLE – Catherine Norton Quick, 88, died Feb. 11, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family received friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

 

She was the daughter of the late Henry Lee and Mattie Smith Norton and the wife of the late James Troy Quick. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, a Sunday school teacher, and served on many church committees. Mrs. Quick was a member of the Pilot Club, the Lions Club, and the Bennettsville Chapter of the Woodman of the World. She was a homemaker, devoted to her family, her church and exemplified her faith in her every day life.

 

Surviving are her children, Sammy Quick and his wife, Penny of Cheraw, Mitchell Quick and his wife, Leslie of Chester, Va., David Quick and his wife, Linda of Hamlet, N.C., Dr. Stephen Quick and his wife, Jane of Florence; Annette McCallum and her husband, Harry of Laurinburg, N.C., Cathy Belcher and her husband, Chuck of Bennettsville; sisters, Margaret N. Mathis of Cheraw, Bernice N. Boyle of Hamlet, N.C., and Edna Spivey of Ellerbe, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, in care of Joan Brock, 1701 Highway 9 West, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

 

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 19, 2009.

 

Robert “Bobby” Joseph Bonacci

ROCKWELL, N.C. – Robert “Bobby” Joseph Bonacci, 50, died Feb. 12, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, at David’s Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield, conducted by Rev. William Lewis, Pastor and assisted by Rev. Phillip Caulder, Jr., and The Rev. Dean Hunter. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was Feb. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. at Powles Funeral Home, Rockwell, N.C. and Feb. 17, noon to 2 p.m. at David’s Grove Baptist Church of Chesterfield.

 

Bobby was born Dec. 31, 1958. Bobby was educated in the Bridgeport, Connecticut schools and had par-ticipated for many years in the C.A.P. program at RVO in Salisbury, N.C.

 

Bobby was preceded in death by his, stepfather, Andrew Traskiewics.

 

Surviving is his mother, Sadie B. Traskiewics of Rockwell, N.C.; father, John J. Bonacci, Sr. of Bridgeport, Conn.; a sister, Maria Gaines and husband, Ray of Easton, Conn.; a brother, John J. Bonacci, Jr. and wife, Regina of Bridgeport, Conn.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: Easter Seals UCP NC- Attention Kimberley, 620 West Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C. 28144 or to Rowan Vocational Opportunities-Attention, PSCS program, 2728 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, N.C. 28146.

 

Powles Funeral Home of Rockwell, N.C. was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday  , February 19, 2009.

 

Bobby Wright

CHERAW – Bobby Wright died Feb. 12, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Berea Baptist Convention Center. Burial was held at Ideal Cemetery.

 

He was the son of Willie Zimmerman and Rosa Mae Wright.

 

Surviving is his children, Bobbie Campbell of Fayetteville, N.C. and Willie Wright of the home; brother, Leroy Wright, Larry Burns and George Wright; and sisters, Diane Wilson and Mary Wright.

 

Quick’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 19, 2009.

 

Sara Bess Hardin Burch

CHERAW — Sara Bess Hardin Burch died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Feb. 6, 2009 at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

She was a daughter of the late Arch and Bess Hardin. She was the widow of William D. Burch, to whom she was married for 57 years. She was a graduate of Greenville High School, a graduate magna cum laude Winthrop College (1946) and a member of the Winthrop Alumni Association. Mrs. Burch moved to Cheraw to teach and retired with 30 years service in the Chesterfield County School District (Cheraw High School). Mrs. Burch was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw.

 

 She enjoyed traveling, bird watching and spending as much time as possible at Ocean Isle Beach with her family. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

 

She was preceded in death by, a son, William D. Burch, Jr., a brother Fred A. Hardin and; a sister, Evelyn H. Thomas.

 

Surviving is her daughter, Kay (Larry) Burch Spears; grandchildren, Amy Hardin Spears of Washington, D.C. and William Morris Spears of Girdwood Alaska; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: First United Methodist Church, 117 Third St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520 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 12, 2009.

 

Antonio C. Blakeney

PAGELAND — Mr. Antonio C. Blakeney, 47, died Jan. 30, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Salem United Methodist Church in Pageland, The Rev. Allen Nesmith officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

 

Mr. Antonio C. Blakeney, “Poochie” as he was affectionately known, was the son of Sandra Adams and Benjamin Frankie Miller. He was born October 12, 1962 in Chesterfield County.

 

Mr. Blakeney was a member of the Pageland Second Presbyterian Church, USA. He was a 1980 graduate of Central High School. After graduation, he served in the United States Army and was honorably retired on February 25, 1989. He later worked for the Chesterfield County School District from 1989-2000.

 

Mr. Blakeney was known for having the cleanest truck in town. He also loved old school music and was an avid football fan.

 

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Miller and two grandfathers, Mr. Jerry Miller and Mr. Ernshaw Robinson

 

Surviving are his loving wife of nineteen years, Shirley of the home; his mother, Sandra B. Adams, Pageland; his father, Benjamin Miller, New Britain, Ct.; a grandmother, Lorene Mosley, Monroe, N.C.; two sisters, Laura Robinson and Darlene Jones, both of Pageland; two special nieces, Taylor Blakeney, Pageland and Miyah Peterkin, Ruby; a special nephew, Seth Jones, Pageland; three aunts, Patricia Blakeney, Linda Frazier and Kathy Love, all Pageland; seven uncles, Jerry Lee Miller, Gernard Miller, Olin Miller (Ethel) all of Pageland, Gerald Baker of Mt. Croghan, Ricky Blakeney of Charlotte, N.C., Tim Mosley and Terry Mosley, both of Monroe, N.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home is serving the Blakeney family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  February 12, 2009.

 

Stanley C. Ratliff

CHESTERFIELD — Mr. Stanley C. Ratliff, age 89, died Sunday, February 8, 2009.

 

There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at Chesterfield Cemetery.

 

Mr. Ratliff was born December 8, 1919 in Mt. Croghan, a son of the late James Hamer and Ruth Baker Ratliff. He was a 1937 graduate of Chesterfield High School. Stanley was former owner and operator of the Radio and TV Center. He retired as Director of Maintenance with Chester-field County Memorial Hospital and Chesterfield General Hospital with 25 years of service. Mr. Ratliff was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during WWII and served in Australia and New Guinea as an Air Force Warehouse Super-intendent. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with Bronze Star. Stanley was a member of the Chesterfield Amer-ican Legion Post 74 and Chesterfield Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed riding and looking at wildlife.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Leaird Ratliff; two brothers, Wilson B. Ratliff, and James H. Ratliff, Jr.; three sisters, Dorothy Ratliff, Mary Ruth Ratliff, and Gloria R. Vernon; and a niece, Alice Ratliff Lloyd.

 

Surviving are two nieces, Penny Vernon of Chesterfield, and Nancy Kindred of Montgomery, Al.; three nephews, Wilson B. Ratliff, Jr. of Simpsonville, James M. Ratliff of Greensboro, N.C., and Jack S. “Jay” Vernon, Jr. of Wadesboro, NC; also several great and great-great nieces and nephews; and special friends and neighbor, Peg Griggs and her son, Mitch Griggs.

 

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, S.C. or Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C., 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Ratliff family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday February 12, 2009.

 

Maude Garlon Teal Gulledge-Smith

RUBY — Mrs. Maude Garlon Teal Gulledge-Smith, age 72, died Thurs-day, February 5, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Watson Cemetery.

 

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Gulledge was born January 29, 1937 in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Luther Warren and Rosa Ella Brock Teal. She was a retired employee of Bo-Buck Mills. She was a member of Cross Branch Baptist Church and enjoyed playing the guitar.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Baxter and Buddy Teal, and by three sisters, Ollie T. Burch, Audrey T. Moore and Elise T. Turner.

 

Surviving are her husband, William W. Smith of the home; three daughters, Donna Gulledge-Tucker of Chester-field, Sherry G. Parnell of Ruby and Lisa G. Threadgill of Patrick; three grandchildren, Nikki R. Cassidy of Chesterfield, and Hayley and Will Threadgill

 

of Patrick; a sister, Etta Woodward of Kershaw; a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Lewis Teal of Chesterfield; and A number of Nieces and Nephews

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Gulledge-Smith Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  February 12, 2009.

 

Fred Robert Raffaldt

CHESTERFIELD — Mr. Fred Robert Raffaldt, age 66, died Saturday, February 07, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

 

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

 

Mr. Raffaldt was born July 8, 1942 in Rockingham, N.C., a son of Ruby Elizabeth Paul Raffaldt and the late C. B. Raffaldt. He was a retired mechanic with Delta Woodside with 45 years of service. He was a member of Freedom Tabernacle Baptist Church in Norwood, N.C.

 

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Huen.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Frances Purvis Raffaldt of the home; Two sons, Robert M. Raffaldt of Norwood, N.C., and Frederick Raffaldt of Cheraw; Four daughters, Mary Smith of Albemarle, N.C., Cynthia Holden of Chesterfield, Robin Scott of Albemarle, N.C., and Susan Conklin of Ruby; his mother, Ruby Paul Raffaldt of Cheraw; a brother, Carroll Raffaldt of Ruby; three sisters, Betty Faye Rivers of Bel Air, Md., Shirley Dockray and Janice Raffaldt, both of Cheraw; 17 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grand-children

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  February 12, 2009.

 

Carson T. Lisenby

PAGELAND — Mr. Carson T. Lisenby, age 80, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at his home.

 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Lisenby was born October 6, 1928 in Ruby, SC a son of the late John Leonard and Bertha Ann Odom Lisenby. He was a retired farmer, and an avid musician and singer. Mr. Lisenby was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

 

In addition to his parents, Carson was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Gooden Lisenby; daughter-in-law, Cheryl O. Lisenby; and by a brother and 3 sisters.

 

Surviving are a son, Joe Lisenby of Pageland; three daughters, Robin (Henry) Rivers of Ruby, Scarlett (Larry) German and Sheila (Wayne) Owens of Pageland; Four grand-children, Sharon (Andy) McManus, Misty German, Sarah Ann Owens, and James Owens. Seven great-grandchildren, Amber, Autumn, and A.C. McManus, Kaci and Ryan Neal, Grant Dowen, and Trent Courtney.

 

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

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Lisenby Family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  February 12, 2009.

 

Flora Mae Jenkins Knight

JEFFERSON — Mrs. Flora Mae Jenkins Knight, age 88, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at her home.

 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Interment followed in the Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Knight was born December 25, 1920 in Chesterfield County, a daughter of the late Jim and Perlie Jackson Jenkins. She was a loving mother, homemaker, and was of the Baptist Faith. Flora Mae was married to the late Andrew Albert Knight, Sr. and was also preceded in death by her eight brothers, Carl, Sam, John “Bunk”, Robert “Rob”, Jack, Repsy “Tobe”, Edd, and Joe Adam Jenkins, and four sisters, Flonnie and Nancy Jane “Pen” Jenkins, Mary J. Smothers, and Laura J. Anderson.

 

Surviving are a son, Albert Knight, Jr., and his wife Elizabeth, of Jefferson.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the Knight family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, February 12, 2009.

 

Annie S. Sellers

NEW HAVEN, CONN. Mrs. Annie S. Sellers, 103, Died Jan. 8, 2009.

 

Funeral services were Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Temple Church, New Haven, Conn. Bishop Dr. Rhodric L. Randle, Sr. officiating. Burial was held in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

 

Mrs. Annie was born Feb. 14, 1905 to the late Tom Sellers and Junor Sellers Nivens. She was the widow of Owen B. Sellers and mother of 13 children. She has been the loving and caring foster mother to numerous children in her home and community. Annie had been a resident of New Have since June 12, 1958. She was also an advocate for resident issues since Sept. 12, 1961.

 

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church of West Haven, Conn. Since Sept. 1958, holding positions as president and Missionary Auxiliary Deaconess, field worker, Connecticut Convention Delegate, flower club member, and Vacation Bible school attendee. She founded the Missionary Society at the church and was constantly sharing information with the senior citizens of the church, and the youth. She was veryh instrumental in getting scholarship awards for college-bound students.

 

Mrs. Annie received a certificate of appreciation from the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention – Woman’s Auxiliary in 2000. She was a very active member of the Women’s Department of the CSMBC. On July 12, 2008 she received Women of Strength – Living Legend Honoree Award from the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention Women’s Auxiliary.

 

She was founder and former director of the Senior Citizen Center of the Farnam Courts Development. Thus, receiving numerous awards and certificates for outstanding work and dedicated services she had done in the churches and communities of the greater New Haven area. Mrs. Annie received the prestigious Jefferson Award in 1989, the Sojourner Truth Award, and a community service award in 1997 from the African-Ameri-cans Women’s Agenda.

 

In 1996, a building was named in her honor, “The Ann Sellers Community Administration Building.” In addition she had been actively involved on a state and local level; she had been a member of the National Association of Mature People and the National Tenants Organization, Inc. Mrs. Sellers had also been featured Picture on a box of Wheaties cereal.

 

She was preceded in death by three sisters; seven brothers; two daughters; Letha Mason and Rebia McGrant, two sons, Spencer and Eddie Gean Sellers, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Mrs Sellers leaves to mourn six daughters, Mary Lee Lowery, Orie McBride, Lucille (James) Redding, Viola Nelson, Ann Lowery, and Mary Sellers, three sons; George (Delia) Sellers, William Sellers, and James (Phyllis) Bryant Sr.; also Martha and Dinah Sellers; 33 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; 87 great-great grand-children; 2 great-great-great grand-children and other relatives and friends.

 

McClam Funeral Home of New Haven, Conn. was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Samuel Merriman

CHERAW – Samuel Merriman, 73, died Feb. 17, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at St. Paul Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Mr. Samuel was born Dec. 1935 to Paul and Norella Merriman. He joined St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and served on the Trustee Board. In 1964 he married Mary Ellen Lee. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary on Dec. 29, 1972. Samuel later married Doris Patricia Coit. He was a loving father, He worked at Cheraw Dying and Finishing until retirement. Samuel performed light task such as painting and remodeling homes.

 

Surviving are his daughters and sons, Deborah (Franklin) Hardison, Lorene (Floyd) Bowen, Lynn (Wayne) McDonald, Mary (Walter) Reed, Samuel Kale (Kelly) Merriman, and Samuel James Fludd; two brothers, Paul Merriman, Jr. and James Westly (Madge) Merriman; three sisters, Dorothy (Sonny) Stevenson, Elizabeth Cleare, and Pauline Hayes; an adopted daughter, Connie (James) McBride; nine grandchildren; also Mildred Ratliff and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Fannie Hancock Moore

CHERAW – Mrs. Fannie Hancock Moore, 42, died Feb. 15, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at Triumph Holiness Church. Burial was in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

 

Fannie was born Oct. 24, 1966 to James W. Hancock and the late Lula Bell (Craig) Hancock. She was raised by her father and step-mother, Inez (Lee) Hancock. Her mother died when she was 11 months old.

 

Fannie was converted at an early age and became a member of Lily Grove Holiness Church. She attended Chest-erfield County Schools and graduated from Cheraw High in 1986. She worked for Cheraw Yarn Mills for many years, and also Cheraw Healthcare, as a housekeeper until her illness occurred.

 

Surviving is her husband, Ronnie Moore of Dillon; three brothers, Allen Hancock of the Home, Michael Han-cock and Anton Bennett of Cheraw; two sisters, Suzie Byrd of Boston, Mass. And Lashonda Rogers of Cheraw; a cousin, Michelle Livingston and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Veronica “Duke” Coachman

BENNETTSVILLE – Veronica “Duke” Coachman, 22, died Feb. 17, 2009.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Berea Center, Bennettsville. Burial was held in Coachman Cemetery.

 

She was born May 12, 1986 to Louise Coachman and the late Nathaniel Coachman, Sr.

 

Surviving is a son, Domonta Davis of the home; two sisters, Latonya (Dewayne) Coachmand and Charlene (Rodney) Coachman both of Bennetts-ville; two brothers, Nathaniel Coach-man, Jr. and Lqmont (Misty) Coach-man also of Bennettsville; four uncles, Julius (Shae) Carmichael of Lawton, Okla., Oliver (Bernice) Coachman, Jr., Theodore Coachman of Bolumbus, Ga. And Leroy (Lou) Coachman of Edison, N.J.; an aunt, Geraldine Middleton of Bennettsville; grandfather, Willie Car-michael of Bennettsville; also D.J. 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: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Douglas Johnson, Jr.

CHERAW – Douglas Johnson, Jr., 67, died Feb. 18, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at Grooms Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Johnnie F. McLendon office-ating.

 

Douglas was born March 6, 1941 to Pearline Johnson and Douglas Johnson, Sr. He was known as “Dino” and give his life to Christ at an early age, but rededicated his life back to Christ on Feb. 1, 2009. After attending Chesterfield County Public Schools he moved to the Bronx N.Y. where he lived for many years.

 

Douglas was a hard worker and held a variety of jobs throughout his life. After retiring he returned home where he took care of his mother.

 

He was preceded in death by two isters, Louise Studibant and Amelia Walker, a brother, Elijah Johnson; his wife, Lizzie Johnson of Bronx, N.Y.; their five children, Romanica Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla. Michael Johnson of Bronx, N.Y., Douglas Rivers, Alissa Rivers, and Selena Rivers of Albany, Ga.; two brothers, Johnny (Pat) John-son of Midland, N.C. and Randolph Johnson of Matthews, N.C.; several grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Charlie Leak Jr.

WALLACE - Charlie Leak, Jr., 71, died Feb. 14, 2009.

 

Funeral services were Feb. 21 at Bethel United Methodist Church, Wallace.

 

Charlie was born Dec. 13, 1937 to the late Charlie Leak, Sr. and the late Perleatha Broadie. He attended Marl-boro County Public School. Charelie was employed by Bennett Motor Company of Cheraw for 42 years.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Queen E. Johnson; and three children, Perry Leak, Lloyd Leak and Patricia Leak; and a brother, Preston Leak.

 

Surviving are three sons, Frank Leak of Washington, D.C., Darron Leak of Wallace, and Charles Leak III of Cheraw and a daughter, Carolym (Jimmy) Leak of Wallace; four grand-children, Natasha (Bobby Jr.) Leak, Monica (Chris) Leak, Eldridge (Tangela) Leak all of Wallace and Jamesia Johnson of Cheraw; 10 great-grandchikdren, Jaquarius Johnson, Camryn Leak, Kalon Williams, Brandon Hicks, Jala Williams, Trinity Williams, Jaykayla Pauling, Jasmine Smith, Tanaisha Smith and Bobby Williams III; six brothers, Jerome (Evelyn) Leak of Salisbury, N.C., Victor Leak of Cheraw and Willie McNeal of Wallace, Joseph (Virginia) Leak of Texas, Thomas (Diane) Leak and James Leak of  Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Delores Leak of Wallace and Joyce Leak of New jersey: and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Nell McNair Cassell

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – Nell McNair Cassell, 93, died Feb. 16, 2009.

 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. John R. Kerr at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at First Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Onslow Memorial Park.

 

The family received friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Cassell was born May 6, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Daniel Malcolm and Nellie Douglass McNair and the wife of the late Thomas

 

Albert Cassell. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.

 

Upon graduation from Winthrop College in 1936 with a BS in Commerce, Mrs. Cassell went to work in Washington, D.C. for the Veteran’s Administration. Later she moved to Charleston, S.C. and worked for the U.S. Navy Department. In 1941 she met and married Thomas A. Cassell. As newly weds they moved to Midway Park from Beaufort.

 

Upon completion of the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune they moved to housing on the base and she resum-ed her career as a civil service  employee at the U.S. Naval Hospital. Mrs. Cassell retired on May 10, 1974 with 21 years of service. In retirement she volunteered her services and sec-retarial skill at her church, the Onslow County Library, the Onslow Memorial Hospital pink ladies the Council on Aging and NARFE.

 

Surviving is her daughter, Ann C. Mullis and her husband, Steve; her son, Thomas McNair Cassell; five grandchildren, Charles T. Mullis, Daniel M. Mullis, Paul M. Cassell, Natalie T. Cassell and Thomas H. Cassell: and other relatives and friencs.

 

Memorials may be made to: First Pres-byterian Church, 400 Bayshore Drive, Jacksonville, N.C. 28540.

 

Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville, N.C. was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Sarah Nezzie Polson Davis

CHERAW – Mrs. Sarah Nezzie Polson Davis, age 98, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitations was 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19 at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. Davis was born May 27, 1910 a daughter of the late Pressley Belton and Anna Irene Futrell Polson. She was a homemaker, loving mother, and a member of Windsor Park Free Will Baptist Church.

 

Nezzie was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Bruce Davis; a son, Tommy Davis; three daughters, Louise (Fred) Ford, Lottie Oswald, and Jean (Bobby) Ford; two grandsons, Bruce and Larry Ford; a great-grandson, Joe Rollins; and by six brothers.

 

Surviving are six sons, Vernon (Nellie) Davis, Charles (Linda) Davis, Kenneth (Pat) Davis, James Davis, and Donnie Davis all of Cheraw, Jakie Ray (Anna) Davis of Georgetown; a daughter: Margaret (Parker) Cook of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; a sister, Loretta Roscoe of Ruby; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Esther O. Chavis Driggers

BENNETTSVILLE – Ester O. Chavis Driggers, 91, died Feb. 20, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

 

She was the daughter of the late L.C. and Annie Quick Chavis. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church for over 75 years and attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Mrs. Driggers was a caring friend and neighbor to many in her community who was in need.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Driggers and his wife, Virginia of Bennettsville, Johnny “Jay” Odom and his wife, Shirley of Gibson, N.C.; three daughters, Annie Ollivier of Desert Center, Ca., Dorothy Walters of Anchorage, AK, and Lavon Daavis and her husband, Walter of Bennettsville; and 24 grandchildren, 60 great-grand-

children and 25 great-great-grand-children.

 

Mrs. Driggers was predeceased by her husband, Walter C. Driggers, Sr., and three children, Walter Corbett Drig-gers, Jr., Eugene “Brother” Driggers and Nadine Smith.

 

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

James Alfred Hall

HARTSVILLE – Mr. James Alfred Hall, 57, died Feb. 20, 2009.

 

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Feb. 23, at Middendorf Church of God Cem-etery.

 

Visitation was at the home of Pee Wee Tucker after 4 p.m. Feb. 22.

 

 Mr. Hall was born March 22, 1951 a son of Sally Douglas Hall Hopkins and the late Alfred Hall. He was a farmer.

 

James was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Darlene Hall, and a sister, Dorothy Mae Hall.

 

Surviving is a son, James A. (Angel) Hall, Jr. of Landis, N.C.; Sally Hopkins of Cheraw; a brother, Donald Hall of Hartsville; three sisters, Pee Wee Tucker of Patrick, Linda Faye Johnson and Sherrie Hall of Hartsville; com-panion, Kay Dixon; three step-daughters, Suzie Hall, Phyllis Dixon, and Karen Dixon; three step-sons, Howard Dixon, James Dixon, and Daniel Dixon; five grandchildren, James Anthony Hall, Nicholas “Nick” Wayne Hall, Mikey Hall, Landy Morris, and Mandy Morris; two great-grand-children, Angel Renee Morris, and Taylor Lindsay; also a host step-grandchildren.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Susie Knight Laney

PAGELAND – Mrs. Susie Knight Laney, 95, died Feb. 21, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Feb. 24, at Twin Pines Free Will Baptist Church, Jefferson. Burial followed at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Feb. 23, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Home, Chester-field.

 

Mrs. Laney was born June 1, 1913 a daughter of the late George and Nancy Preslar Knight. She was a homemaker and loving Mother and Grandmother. Mrs. Laney was a member of Twon Pines Free Will Baptist Church.

 

She was preceded in death by her hus-band, Minor Laney; three sons, Pete, William, and Edward Laney, three daughters, Joann West, Lessie Hargett, and Katherine Outen; and by three brothers and three sisters.

 

Surviving are three sons, Roy (Betty) Laney of Pageland, Bill (Joann) Laney of Lancaster, and Richard Laney of Pageland; three daughters, Carolyn Oliver, Louise (Louie) Nichols, and Frances Stevens all of Pageland; numerous grandchildren, great-

grand-children and great-great-grand-children.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Frank Lee Lewis

GARDEN CITY – Mr. Frank Lee Lewis, 68, died Feb. 19, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Feb. 21, at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Feb. 20, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Lewis was born June 13, 1940 a son of the late John Frank and Maggie Lee Crowley Lewis. He was a retired supervisor with Stanley Tools and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Lewis was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

 

Frank was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Lewis

 

Surviving is his wife, Bobbie Jean Green Lewis of the home; a sons, Danny Lee Lewis of Chesterfield; two daughters, Lisa (Darryl) Dean of Cheraw and Erin Brooke Lewis of Garden City; a brother Jerry Lewis of Chesterfield; two sisters, Sylvia Hohn of Chesterfield and Wanda Taylor of Murrells Inlet; five grandchildren, Stacey Lewis, Courtney Johnson, Chase Dean, Cheney Holland, and Autumn Holland a great-grandson.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Ricky Junior Price

JEFFERSON – Mr. Ricky Junior Price, 53, died Feb. 16, 2009.

 

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Feb. 19, at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Feb. 18, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Price was born June 10, 1955, a son of the late Clarence Thomas and Mamie Rollings Price. He was a former employee of Caro Knit-Dixie Yarn and the S.C. Department of Highways and Public Transportation. Mr. Price was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

 

Ricky was preceded in death by two brothers, Heyward and Edward Price.

 

Surviving is a son, Richie Thomas Price of Chesterfield; a daughter, Jenell Natasha Price of Chesterfield; four brothers, Tommy (Betty Jo) Price of Jefferson, Jackie (Nancy) Price of Lancaster, John (Diane) Price of McBee, and Marshall (Melissa) Price of Mint Hill, N.C.; two sisters, Doris (Mike) Funderburk and Joyce Ottaway both of Monroe, N.C.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Bill J. Rivers

CHERAW - Bill J. Rivers, 89, died Feb. 21, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at Zoar United Methodist Church Cheraw, with Rev. Chris Wechsler and the Reverend Jim Bird officiating. Burial followed at Rivers Family Cemetery, adjacent to Zoar United Methodist Church.

 

Mr. Rivers was born March 22, 1919 a son of the late Alfred B. and Lula Jones Rivers. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Bertha K. Rivers, a sister Margaret R. Rivers and two brothers Robert A. and Wilson P. Rivers.

 

“Mr. Bill” was a lifetime member of Zoar United Methodist Church. He graduataed from Zoar High School in 1937 at which time he was employed by Ted Pusser Ford Company, Chester-field. In 1942 he entered the U.S. Navy where he served as a Motor Mechinist, 1st  class. Upon return-ing to Chesterfield he spent his life earning for his family and others as a farmer and business merchant. He was a passionate fundraiser for Hospice of Chesterfield County where he was re-cently honored as the agency’s first Board Member Emeritus. He was an active member of American Legion, Post 74 and Masonic Lodge 220 until his recent illness.

 

Bill filled his retirement years with family, special friends and church. He enjoyed collecting antiques cars and was a member of Smith & Wesson Firearms Collectors Association. He was a dedicated and proud father of a daughter, Bonnie R. Drum-wright, MD (Jack) of Sulphur, Louisiana and a son Billy (Nancy) Rivers of Myrtle Beach.

 

Bill was a loving and gracious grand-father to five grandchildren, Bill Rivers III of Darlington, Lyle Rivers (Suz-anne) of Lexington, Kneece Camp of Sacramento, Ca.. Sara Camp of Shreveport, LA and Rivers Camp (Becky), on the Mission Field in Chad, Africa: seven great-grandchildren.

 

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the home.

 

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Zoar United Methodist Church, 2842 Zoar Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

James “Jim” C. Stone

CHERAW – James “Jim” C. Stone, 86, died Feb. 22, 2009.

Graveside services with military hon-ors were held at 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at Old St. David’s Cemetery in Cheraw.

 

He was the son of the late Jefferson Bennett and Stella Dillard Stone. He was the widower of Dorothy L. Stone. He was a 1943 Clemson graduate, served as a Clemson Iptay Representative for many years and was an avid Clemson Fan. Mr. Stone was a World War II Army Veteran hav-ing served in the 84th Infantry Division and was retired from the Army Reserves (26 years) as a LTC. During his military service he was awarded the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with “V” device, and the Combat Infantry Badge.

 

He was retired from J.P. Stevens (25 Years). He enjoyed golf and hiking in the mountains. Mr. Stone most recently was a resident of Cedar Mountain, N.C., where he spent many wonderful years enjoying “his” mount-ains.

 

Mr. Stone was preceded in death by a daughter, Eugenia Ingle Stone.

 

Surviving are his daughters, Janet Stone Schmidt of Cedar Mountain, N.C., Karen Stone Griggs and her hus-band, John Griggs, Jr. of North Myrtle Beach; his grandchildren, John Willis Griggs, III of North Myrtle Beach and Benjamin James Griggs and his wife, Sylvia of Savannah, Ga.

 

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice of the Grand Strand, Conway, S.C., 2320 Nwy. 378, Conway, S.C. 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Thursday, February 26, 2009.

 

Olanda Lynetta Miller

PAGELAND – Olanda was born Nov. 7, 1977 to Dennis Clayburn and Hattie Miller. She educated in the schools of Chesterfield County. She was engaged to Munto Montgomery. Olanda was a very outgoing person.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, George Miller.

 

Surviving are her children, Lanquice Blakeney, Mitchell Blakeney, Samarria Blakeney and Montiya Montgomery of the home; grandmother, Zuelee Miller, Betty (Otis) Lockhart all of Pageland; three sisters, Shanyka (David) Robin-son of Jefferson, Camella (Jeremy) Miller of Monroe, N.C.; and Lynetta Brown of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers Curtis (Meriam) Miller of Wilson, N.C. and Rodney Jackson of Charlotte, N.C.; also Maranda Chambers; and other relatives and friends.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 6A, Thursday, February 26, 2009

 

Estelle Blue

CHESTEFIELD – Mrs. Estelle Blue, 87, died Feb. 19,2009.

 

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Rock Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby. Burial was held in Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Estelle Blue, foundly known as “Jack” by her husband, “Miss Daisy”, Baby Girl”, “Essif-Mae Trail” and “Mamasita by her shildren, was born Nov. 1, 1021.  She was the wife of the late Clinton Blue, affectionately known as “Bo” and the daughter of the late Tom and Louisa Little. Estelle was the youngest of 11 siblings and is the last to depart.

 

Estelle was a life-long member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. She also attended Robk Springs Missionary Baptist Church. She lived in Cheste-field until 1960 then she relocated to New Haven, Conn. She and her husband moved back to Chestefield in 1976  where she remained until her death.

 

Estelle was a brilliant and competitive checkers player. She loved to knit, dine out and wrestle with her grand-children. Estelle was a cheerful and generous woman and was a collector of many things. She had lots of fun singing and dancing to the song, “I Feel Good”. She enjoyed traveling and visiting with her children, and was well known for her seet potato pies. She traveled to South Africa where, they spoke several different languages.

 

Estelle was a member of the Shining Star, Chapter #173, Order of Eastern Star in Morving, N.C.

 

Estelle was preceded in death by her hussband, Clinton; daughter, Margaret Pitt;  Sisters, Mary Harrell, Sarah Leak, Glenda McBride, Winnie Floyd, Ethel Bittle, Cora Cash, Edith Smith, Bessie Joines; brothers, Thomas and Leroy Little, and son, Bobby Little.

 

Surviving are her children, James Little of New Haven, Conn., Calvin Little (Idell) of Charlotte, N.C., Corina Graham of Piscataway, N.J., Lillian Vinstaon of Hamden, Conn., Elizabeth  Sminth (Samuel “Sonny”) of Cambria Hights, N.Y., Flossie Marchall of District Heights, MD, Vivian Blue-Hughes (Robert) of Upper Marlboro, MD, Frances Barnes of Hamden, Conn., and Susan Blue of Waldorf, MD; 29 grandchildren and 36 great-grand-children and six great-great-grand-children; and other relatives and friends.

 

Estelle was preceded in death by her hussband, Clinton; daughter, Margaret Pitt;  Sisters, Mary Harrell, Sarah Leak, Glenda McBride, Winnie Floyd, Ethel Bittle, Cora Cash, Edith Smith, Bessie Joines; brothers, Thomas and Leroy Little, and a special son, Bobby Little.

 

Flemming Funeral Home is serving the Blakeney family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

Marie Chapman Merriman.

CHERAW - Mrs. Marie Mumford, Chapman Merriman, 97, died Feb. 22, 2009.

 

Funeral services were Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at Saint James AME Zion Church, Chestefield. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

Mrs. Marie Mumford Chapman Merri-man was born July 24, 1911.

 

Mrs. Merriman attended the Piney Grove Baptist Church Patrick, where she received her basic religious training and accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 13. She was joined in marrage to Jesse (Bubba) Chapman in 1928. To this union 13 children were born. Marie was a stay at home mother. When her last child began elementary school, she then went to work at Edwards Elementary School.

 

Upon marriage, she joined her husband's church, St. James AME Zion Church. She served as Sunday school teacher, Deaconess, and later actively as the Church Mother until her illness in 2005. After the demise of her beloved Bubba in1981, she was joined in matrimoney on  July 25, 1087 to Paul W. Merriman.

 

She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, seven sons, two daughters, and all of her brothers and sisters.

 

Surviving are h children, Lee Manuel (Dr. Bernice) Chapman, of Phila-delphia, Pa., Madgaree (James Wesley) Merriman of Jacksonville, Fla., Lorine Blondie (Emanuel) Hough of Chestefield, Doris (Earl) Eavier of Cheraw, Alice Chapman of Cheraw, James Patick of Brooklyn, N.Y.: 29 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five step children and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home is serving the Blakeney family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

Julia Love DeBerry

CHERAW - Mrs. Julia Love DeBerry, 91, died Feb. 23, 2009.

 

Funeral services were Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. At Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery, Cheraw.

 

Mrs. Julia Love DeBerry, daughter of the late Hager Jane Love, was born Sept. 5, 1907.

Early in life Mrs. Deberry was convert-ed and became a member of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church where she remain-ed a member until her death. Mrs. De-Berry was married to the late James Leon DeBerry who preceded her in death. She served as a class leader, Sunday school teacher, President of the Missionary  Society, Junior Church, Kitchen Committee, Deaconess Board, and Usher Board. She was also a member of the Senior, Wings Over Zion and Faith Choris for many years.

 

She was preceded in death by the following: a daughter, Pauline Miller Benton, a son, John Leon Debery, five sisters and five brothers.

 

Surviving is a grandson, James Leon Watson (Carolyn); two great-grand-children, Sherice and James Watson; a great-grandchild, Ky'Mani Watson; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Edna Gainey of Washington, DC; Godchildren, Frieda Norcott, Monicca Gardner, Sheena Ford, Victoria Love, Latonia Covington, Sheila Tillman and Stanley Autry; foster children, Carrie P. McIntosh, Lorraine Bridges, Ernest Davis, Mae Lee Funderburk and Mr. & Mrs. Bright B. Gilmore.

 

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

Mr. James Edward Threatt

PAGELAND – Mr. James Edward Threatt, son of the late Mary Lee Cun-ningham and the late William and Della Threatt was born on February 5, 1941 in Lancaster, South Carolina. He departed this life on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, South Carolina.

 

Funeral services were March 1 at 3 p.m. At Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Lancaster. Burial was in the church cemetery.

 

James attended the Petersburg High School in Pageland. He later returned to school and graduated from Buford High Schol of Lancaster Class of 1986.

 

James joined Flint Ridge Baptist Church, Pageland, at an early age and in his later years, moved his member-ship to Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Lancaster, to accompany his wife.

 

James was employed by Springs Industries, seeking new challenges, he began working for Westinghouse Industries where he retired after 19 years of service. He also served in the South Carolina National Guard for 19 years.

 

He was preceded in deathy by his wife, Willie Mae Threatt and a son, Clifford Jerald Threatt. James was married to the late Willie Mae Blakeney Threatt and to this union four children were born.

 

Surviving are two sons, Dennis (Lave-nia) Threatt, Ralph (Shirley) Threatt; a daughter, Theresa (Michael Shields) Threatt, all of Pageland; 10 grand-children, two great-grandchildren; an uncle, Leroy Cunningham; and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

Carolyn Odom

CHESTERFIELD -  Miss Carolyn Odom, 70, died Feb. 27, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 1, at Oakland Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Feb. 28, at the funeral home.

 

Miss Odom was born Nov. 14, 1938 a daughter of the late Mendel Wilson Odom and Ruby Lee Davis Odom. Carolyn loved children and was a baby sitter. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church, where she was an assistant Sunday school teacher in the children’s department.

 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy and Jimmy Odom.

 

Surviving are two brothers, Steve (Joanie) Odom and David (Susan) Odom of Chestefield; two aunts, Emma Jean Barefoot and Lcille Dutton of Columbia; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to : Hospice of Chestefield County, P.O. Box 293, Chestefield, S.C. 29709 or Oakland Baptist Church Playground Equipment Fund, c/o Janice Sowell, 749 T. S. Sellers Rd. Chestefield, S.C. 19709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

Carnell Hatcher

WALLACE -  Mr. Carnell Hatcher, 82, died, Feb. 27, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. March 1, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mr. Hatcher was born March 13, 1926 a son of the late Simmie and Vera Guinn Hatcher. He was a retired truck driver with 36 years of service, having worked with Associated Transport, Mercury Motor Freight, and Spartan Express. Carnell was an avid farmer and tractor and lawn mower mechanic. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a member of AMVETS, and a member of WOW Lodge 966. Mr. Hatcher was a lifelong member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, where he had served on various committees.

 

Carnell was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Cunber Hatcher; a granddaughter, Alison Ard; three brothers, Otis, James and Simmie Hatcher, Jr.; and a sister Ruth Knight.

 

Surviving is a son, Greg (lynn) Hatcher of Wallace; a daughter, Pam (Kenneth) Ard of Cheraw.; four grandchildren, Bryan (Meredith)Ard of Cheraw, Brooke Ard of Rockhill, Alan Hatcher of Wallace, and Joshua (Hannah) Thomas of Cheraw; a great-grandchild, Emily Thomas; two sisters, Margaret Coleman of Ramseur, N.C. And Nellie Kurin of Rockingham, N.C.; and Darrell Knight of Wallace.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

Ester O. Chavis Driggers

BENNETTSVILLE - Ester O. Chavis Driggers, 91, died Feb. 20, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held on Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. At Ebenezer United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

 

She was the daughter of the late L. C. and Annie Quick Chavis. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church for over 75 years and attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

 

Mrs. Driggers was predeceased by her husband, Walter C. Driggers, Sr., and three children, Walter Corbett Driggers, Jr., Eugene “Brother” Driggers and Nadine Smith.

 

Surviving are two sons, Larry Driggers and his wife, Virtinia of Bennettsville, Johnny “Jay” Odom and his wife, Shirley, of Gibson, N.C.; three daughters, Annie Ollivier of Desert Center, Ca., Dorothy Walters of Anchorage, AK, and Lavon Davis and her husband, Walter of  Bennettsville; and 24  grandchildren, 60 great-grand-children and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, in care of Joan Brock, 1701 Highway 9 West, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

 

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009. 

 

Ray Davis

ROCKINGHAM - Ray Davis, 84, died February 28, 2009.

 

Funeral services will be private. Visitation was Wed. 5-7 pm, at Russell-Mark Funeral Home.

 

Ray was born Aug. 5, 1924. He retired from Richmond Yarns and also worked in construction.

 

Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Mary Evelyn Hooks Davis; a son, Ronald Davis of Rodkingham; a daughter, Sharon Ferrell of Sanford, N.C.: five grandchildren, and three great-grand-children.

 

Russell-Marks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday, March 5, 2009.

 

Marty Woodrow Kissiah

CHERAW - Marty Woodrow Kissiah, 38, died Feb. 22, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Feb. 26, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Wallace. Burial was held in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

 

He was a son of Iris Faye Braddock Kissiah of Cheraw and Harry Kissiah of   Andover, Minn.. He was a FI Manager and a successful car salesman. He enjoyed fishing and was a Civil War Historian.

 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Hope Braddock.

 

Surviving are his parents; a brother, Paul Kissiah of Cheraw; a sister Rachel Kissiah of Andover, Minn.; grand-mother, Virginia Mae Braddock of Cheraw and also Renee Brown and Matthew Thomas both of Cheraw.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

Dasie Easterling Wellons

WALLACE – Ms. Dasie “Cookie” Easterling Wellons, 71, died March 3, 2009.

 

Funeral services were March 7, at 3 p.m. Flemming Funeral Chapel in Cheraw. The Reverend Donna C. Butler officiating. Burial was held in Aaron Temple United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bennettsville.

 

Ms. Dasie was the daughter of Ruby Bass Easterling and the late James Hobart Easterling was born on Aug. 29, 1937.

 

Dasie attended the Marlboro County public school system. She retired with 30 years from the Civil Service in Washington, D.C.

 

Dasie attended Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Hamlet, N.C. She was extremely hospitable and assisted those who lived in her community, Dasie was known for cooking and baked deserts for Cole’s Diner.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Revella Alston (Matthew) of Columbia, Cynthia L. Wellons Hazel (William of Suitland, MD and Cindy L. Wellons of Capital Heights, MD; a son, Louis  M. Wellons, Jr. of Cheraw; four sisters, Ethel Butler of Washington, D.C., Barbara Jean Williams, of Bennettsville, Helen Stevens of Newport News, Va., Diane Easterling of Washington, D.c.; five brothers, Israel Powell (Dolly) of Bronx, N.Y., James Easterling (Bar-bara Ann) of Temple Hills, MD, Henry Smith of Wallace, and William Easter-ling (Jean) of Wallace; also “Ma” Berna Lee Cole of Wallace; a brother, Robert Cole of Cheraw; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 12, 2009.

 

Melvin Glenn Nelson

CHERAW – Mr. Melvin Glenn Nelson, 76, died March 3, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. March 6, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, N.C.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. March 5 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home

 

Mr. Nelson was born Nov. 28, 1933 a son of the late Gene Monroe and Ruby Myrtice East Nelson. He a retired farmer and fruit stand owner. Mr. Nel-son was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

 

Melvin was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie Tice.

 

Surviving is his wife, Nancy Mortan Nelson of the home; a son, Bobby (Jennie Sue) Nelson of Chesterfield; two daughters, Patricia Nelson of Cheraw, and Sue Ellen (Danny) Gathings of Wadesboro, N.C., and their soon to be daughter, Sara Beth Gathings; a brother, Curtis Nelson of McFarlan, N.C.; and a sister, Earline Freeman of McFarlan, N.C.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

James Edward Bittle

RUBY - James Edward Bittle, 58, died Feb. 2009.

 

Funeral services were March 7 at 11 a.m. at Sweet Home Baptist Church.

 

Mr. James was born Dec. 17, 1950 a son of the late Eldred Mack and Ross Emma Bittle. He attended school in Chesterfield. He completed Tractor-Trailer Driving School March 11, 1983. And continued his education at North-eastern Technical College where he successfully completed several courses on Nov. 7, 2008.

 

He was married to the late Kathleen Bittle of New Haven, Conn. He was a truck driver and worked for various trucking companies over the years. At an early age he joined Sweet Home Baptist Church and attended through-out the years.

 

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eldgra Mae Bittle and Janie Mae Sellers.

 

Surviving are three children, Eldwrin Bittle, Lakeitha Bittle-Lewis of New Haven, Conn., and Timothy Ford of Patrick; four grandchildren, Jamaira Bittle of New Haven, Conn., Eldwrin Bittle, Jr. of Palm Bay, Fla., Elizabeth St. John of Middletown, Conn., and Markeia Lewis of New Haven, Con.; five brothers, Elbert “Buck” (Margaret) Bittle of Cheraw, Rev. Oscar G. (Varlean) Bittle of Meriden, Conn., Robert Bittle of Ruby, John E. (Debbie) Bittle of Cheraw, and Andrew (Jerline) Bittle of Bennettsville; three sisters, Rosie M. Streater, Inez Malloy and Thelma (James) Myers all of Ruby; and other relatives and friends,

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 12, 2009.

 

Josephine Gialo Brown

CHERAW – Mrs. Josephine Gialo Brown, 77, died March 3, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. March 7 at St Paul United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Darlington Memory Gardens, Darlington.

 

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

 

Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 22, 1931 a daughter of the late Benedetto Gialo and Helen Derdzinski Subie. She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper with Essex Corp. Josephine enjoyed reading, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Odell Brown; three brothers and two sisters.

 

Surviving are three sons, James Patrick (Dee Dee) Brown of Blooming-ton, Ill., Alex “Skip” Brown, and Richard Brown of Cheraw; five daughters, Joann (Donald) Graham of Longview, TX, Georgiann Johnson, Josephine (Andy) Wallace, Stacy Brown of Cheraw, and Joann (Victor) Campbell of Carthage, N.C.; 19 grand-children; 14 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

James S. Roberts   

WEST COLUMBIA – James S. Roberts, 78, died Feb. 18, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at Midlands Free Will Baptist Church, West Columbia. Burial fol-lowed in Southland Memorial Gardens. Rev. Ernest Barnes officiating will be Rev. Ernest Barnes.

 

The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.

 

Mr. Roberts was the son of the late Allie Mae Roberts Crowley. He was a member of Midlands Free Will Baptist Church and had retired from the S.C. Department of Mental Health. He was a member of the Tri-City Senior Leisure Center.

 

Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his step-father, Elmo Crowley.

 

Surviving are his daughters, Judy Purvis (Joel) of Cheraw, and Pam Roberts (Keith Ivey) of West Columbia; two grandchildren, Mark Purvis (Jenny), and Sherry Sellers (Clayton); six great-grandchildren, Mark Purvis, Jr. and Emily Purvis, Melany Polson, Blake Jackson, Jake Sellers and Luke Sellers.

 

Memorials may be made to: the Alzheimer’s Association, 2999 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 102, West Columbia, S.C. 29169.

 

Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page: A5; Thursday, March 12, 2009.

 

Charles Lyndon Kearns

PAGELAND – Mr. Charles Lyndon Kearns, 62, died March 5, 2009.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. March 7 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Kearns was born Feb. 7, 1947 a son of the late Johnny  Wilson and Mary Estelle Arrington Kearns. He was a retired farmer and a disabled U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Kearns was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Charles was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed drag racing.

 

Charles was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Donald Gene Kearns.

 

Surviving two sons, Derrick Kearns and Shane Kearns; companion; Margie Eason of the home; her sons and grandsons; Andrew Eason of Pageland, Michael (Amiee) Eason, Cody Eason and James Eason all of Rockingham, N.C.; three brothers, Johnny (Terri) Kearns of Fort Mill, Ronnie (Martha) Kearns and James “Peashooter” (Deanna) Kearns of Pageland; seven sisters, Rilla Autry of Marshville, N.C., Joanne (Junior) Burgess, Frances (James) King, and Carolyn Melton all of Pageland, Nancy Kearns of Lancaster, Peggy (Steve) Simmons of Middleburg, Va., and Lynn Roller of Tatum.

 

Memorials may be made to: the American Kidney Foundation 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: A5; Thursday,  March 5, 2009.

 

Kathleen Huffstetler Winburn

PATRICK – Mrs. Kathleen Huffstetler Winburn, 85, died March 9, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. March 11 at Patrick Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

 

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

 

Mrs. Winburn was born Nov. 16, 1923 a daughter of the late Pressley and Lucy Sellers Huffstetler. She was a graduate of Waco High School and was a retired depot agent with Seaboard Coastline Railroad with 42 years of service. Mrs. Winburn was a member of Patrick Presbyterian Church for nearly 60 years. She was a loving mother, doting grandmother, and a friend.

 

Kathleen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, C. S. “Bean” Winburn.

SURVIVORS: 2 Sons: Michael (Bonnie) Winburn of Bennettsville, SC, and Ronald (Pat) Winburn of Mint Hill, NC; 4 Grandsons: Andrew Sundy Winburn of Surfside Beach, SC, Edward Scott (Lara) Winburn of Columbia, SC, John Alexander and Adam Treacy Winburn of Mint Hill, NC 1 Sister: Jean Huffstetler of Shelby, NC 2 Sisters-in-law: Caroline Goffigan of Jacksonville, Fl. and Dorothy Winburn of Cheraw, SC;1 Brother-in-law: Anthony Ferreira of Kings Mountain, NC


MEMORIALS: May be made to a Hospice of one’s choice or Patrick Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 37, Patrick, SC 29584

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Winburn Family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, March 19, 2009.

 

Billy Thompson, Jr.

CHERAW — Billy Thompson, Jr., 39, died March 13, 2009


Funeral services were held March 17 at 3 p.m. at Robinson Zion AME Church with burial in Fisher Hill Cemetery.


He was the son of Billy Thompson, Sr. and Geralene Lett McCray. Billy was member of Robinson Zion AME Church and graduated from Cheraw High School and was a LPN . He was employed by Sandhills Ambulance Service and Norton Funeral Home for many years and enjoyed fishing and working in the yard. He loved and cared for his family and friends.


Surviving is his companion, Toyna Ingram of the home; his parents, Billy Thompson, Sr. and his wife, Diane of Cheraw and Geralene Lett McCray and her husband, Grady of Raeford, N.C.; a son, Billy Thompson, III; a daughter, Briena Thompson both of Cheraw; step children, MyQuail Ingram, Jaquarius Ingram, Jousha White, Larry Strong, Tyleyhea Strong, and Tyi’Queaz Strong all of Cheraw; ststers, Angelene Lett of Albany, Ga. and Christina Thompson of Cheraw; a brother, William Martez Morrison of Raeford, N.C.; and other relatives and friends. Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, March 19, 2009.

 

slideshow Clorine Bittle

 CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Clorine Bittle, 91, died March 11, 2009.


Funeral services were March 16 at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield.


Ms. Clorine “Pears” Bittle, daughter of the late George Bittle and Martha Ann Teal Bittle was born on Aug. 9, 1917. Clorine attended the Chesterfield County public school system. During her vibrant years she enjoyed cooking and sewing. She was converted at an early age and joined Salem Baptist Church, Chesterfield. She help co-organized the first junior choir at Salem. She also served on the Salem Usher Board until her health began to decline.

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


Surviving are two daughters, Ruth E. Bittle of Chesterfield and Dora L. Gillespie of Cheraw; four grandsons, Frederick C. Bittle (Carolyn) of Fayetteville N.C., Anthony B. Gillespie of Cheraw, Timothy K. Bittle of Chesterfield and Jefferey E. Gillespie of Cheraw; four great grandchildren, Tawanda Stanley of Orangeburg, Angela Hill, Sherika Smith and Mia Gillespie all of Cheraw; four great-great-grandchildren, Jada Hill Jonathan Hutley, Journey Smith, and Jordyn Hutley; and other relatives and friends Flemming Funeral Home-Chesterfield was in charge. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, March 19, 2009.

 

Arthur Wilson, Jr.

JEFFERSON – Mr. Arthur Wilson, Jr, 56, died March 18, 2009.


Funeral services were March 22 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Elon United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


Arthur Wilson, Jr., the son of Mary Ellen Sowell Wilson and the late Booker Thomas Wilson was born May 10, 1952. He was living at the Kingswood Nursing Home in Aberdeen, N.C.


Arthur accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Elon United Methodist Church. He was educated in the Chesterfield County public school system. Arthur enjoyed life, especially fishing and working in factories.


Surviving is his mother, Mary S. Wilson; two sisters, Bessie Duffie, Jefferson and Irene Wilson, Bloomfield, Conn.; two brothers, Jimmy T. Wilson, Jefferson and David Wilson, Bloomfield, Conn.; two aunts, Alean King, Jefferson and Blanch Dearry, Philadelphia, Pa.; and other relatives and friends. Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, March 26, 2009.

 

David Perkins Thurman

RUBY – Mr. David Perkins Thurman, Sr., 90, died March 18, 2009.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 21, at Ruby Baptist Church. Burial followed in Ruby Cemetery.


Visitation was 1-2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the church also 4-6 p.m. Friday at his daughter’s home in Florence.


Mr. Thurman was born Sept. 11, 1918 a son of the late James Perkins “Perk” Thurman and Mollie Sullivan Thurman. He was a graduate of Ruby High School, and received his undergraduate and Master’s Degree from Appalachian State University. Mr. Thurman was an educator having served as teacher and principal, and retired as Director of Instruction from Monroe City Schools.

 
He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran of WWII, and a member of the Ruby-Mt. Croghan American Legion Post #134. Mr. Thurman was a devoted member of Ruby Baptist Church where he had served as Chairman of Deacons, Sunday school teacher, and Bible study leader.


David was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and Knox Thurman; and by a sister, Madge T. Davis


Surviving is his wife, Margaret Crawley Thurman of the home; a son, David Perkins Thurman, Jr. and wife, Sharon of Ruby; a daughter, Omerea Thurman Privette and husband, Alan of Florence; five grandchildren, Sarah Thurman, D. P. Thurman, III, Kelly Ann Clemons, Robbie Clemons, and Jesse Privette; two brothers, Billy (Evelyn) Thurman of Ruby and Mickey (Dot) Thurman of Mt. Croghan; two sisters, Thelma (Rev. Doug) Venters of Darlington, and Gladys Sutton of Florence; and other relatives and friends.


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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 26, 2009.

Alferd Wilbert Hudson

RUBY – Alferd Wilbert Hudson, Jr., 49, died March 8, 2009.


He was a son of Ada Louise Johnson Hudson of Bennettsville and the late Alferd Hudson.

Surviving is his wife, Anita Hudson; a son, Chase Cameron Hudson; daughters, Chasty Lucia Ann Graham and Kayla Marie Graham, all of Wallace; his mother listed above; brothers, Teddy Hudson, Michael Hudson, Rodney Hudson all of Bennettsville; and a sister, Carol Ruth Potter of Roland, N.C.


Additional plans concerning a memorial service may be announced by Mrs. Hudson at a later date. Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 26, 2009.

 

Betty T. Curtis Hayden

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Betty T. Curtis Hayden, 73, died March 16, 2009.


Funeral services were at 4 p.m. March 19, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial was held at 1 p.m. March 20 at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, Asheville, N.C.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. March 18, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Hayden was born Feb. 5, 1936 a daughter of the late William Faxon Tomberlin and Elizabeth Ross Tomberlin Rayfield. She was a graduate of Lee Edwards High School and High Point College. Mrs. Hayden was former Probate Judge of Chesterfield County and was a retired Patient Advocate with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. She was former President of the S.C. Probate Judge Association and was also former Executive Secretary of the Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce.


Mrs. Hayden was a former member of Bull Swamp Baptist Church, where she served as WMU Director, Sunday school Teacher, and Program Committee chairperson. She also had attended First Baptist Church of Swansea, where she was a member of the WMU and the Cheerful Workers Sunday school class. Mrs. Hayden was presently a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she had served as a member of the Administrative Board, Sunday school teacher, and former MYF Leader.


She was preceded in death by her first husband, W. P. “Bill” Curtis, her second husband, Calvin Hayden, her stepfather, James Jerome “Ray” Rayfield, her brother, William “Bill” Tomberlin, and by her aunt, Clara Ross Gilpin.

 

Surviving are two sons, Paul (Phyllis) Curtis of Matthews, N.C. and Don (Donna) Curtis of Chesterfield; three grandsons, Drew, Dylan, and Dalton Curtis; also Abraham Roach and Joyce King of Swansea and David Burch, Jr. of Chesterfield.


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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, March 26, 2009.

 

Jennifer Brooke Burch

CHESTERFIELD – Jennifer Brooke Burch, 27, died March 17, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. March 20, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. March 19, at the funeral home.


Miss Burch was born July 5, 1981 a daughter of James Ellis Burch, Jr. and Barbara Ann Hall Burch. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School Class of 1999, and was a certified Nursing Assistant and Patient Caregiver.

 

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert “Bobby” Hall


Surviving is a daughter, Skylar Burch of Chesterfield; parents, Ellis and Barbara Burch of Chesterfield; grandparents, James Ellis and Peggy Burch of Chesterfield and Betty Hall of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, March 26, 2009.

 

James Calvin (J.C.) Gainey

 PATRICK – James C. (J.C.) Gainey, 82, who died March 24, 2009.

 

Graveside services will be today at 4 p.m. in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was Wed. 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.


Mr. Gainey was a son of the late Murray & Rosa Lee Roscoe Gainey born Oct. 4, 1926.

He was preceded in death by a sister Carolyn Gainey and a brother Murray (Junior) Gainey.


Surviving are daughters: Faye (James) Gainey, Hartsville, Betty J. (Doug) Bruner, Batesburg-Leesville; Gail (Gary) Duvall, Patrick; sons: Larry (Shirley) Gainey, Rev. Jerry (Cathy) Gainey, Philip (Ann) Gainey, Brother: Melvin Gainey, all of Patrick; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.


Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 26, 2009.

 

Thomasina Harrington

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomasina Harrington, 28, died Feb. 28, 2009.


Funeral services were at 10 a.m. March 14 at Gospel Ark Temple Church, Washington, D.C. Burial was held in Cedar Hill Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, MD. Viewing was an hour before the service.

 

Thomasina was born April 6, 1980 to Mary Harrington and the late Thomas Lee Harrington. She attended Cheraw High School. She was a loving mother to her sons. She enjoyed laughter, dancing and spending time with family and friends. On Nov. 16, 2008 she and her sister, Janay Harrington gave their lives to Christ. Thomasina was a member of Gospel Ark Temple Church.


Surviving is her mother, Mary Harrington; two sons, Thomas Harrington and Cyncere Huggins; two sisters, Miranda Harrington and Janay Harrington; aunt, Margaret McQueen; uncle, Theodore (Louise) Hillian; two great-uncles, Lonnie (Annie) Monk, Lee Thomas Sturdivant; and other relatives and friends.


Pope Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 26, 2009.

 

Mitchel P. Dorsey

CHERAW — Chief Master Sgt. Mitchel P. Dorsey, USAF retired, 79, died January 8, 2009.


Funeral services were Jan. 14 at 11 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue. A private burial was held.


He was born July 22, 1929 to Michell and Theo Dorsey. He was a graduate of Coulter Presbyterian Academy first thru the 12 grade in Cheraw. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Johnson C. Smith College in Charlotte, N.C. and a Master of Science Specialist degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Mitch served in the United States Air Force, in difference rank categories, then retired as a CMSGT in 1975.

 

He accepted Christ at a young age. He was a church sexton and served on numerous boards in the Presbyterian church, including elder. He was an advocate for the community, serving on the Bellevue City Council for several years. And was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. On Good Friday, April 16, 1965, he married Marie Williams.


He was preceded in death by father, Mitchel Dorsey; mother, Theo Dorsey; sister, Louise Dorsey and brother, Horace Dorsey.


He is survived by wife, Marie Dorsey; sisters, Bessie Royal of Hudson, N.Y., Mary Arnald of Brooklyn, N.E.; brother James Dorsey of Jamaica Long Island, N.Y.; and other relatives and friends. .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, March 26, 2009.

 

Annie Mae Poston Davis

CHERAW – Mrs. Annie Mae Poston Davis, 89, died March 23, 2009.


Graveside services were at 3 p.m. March 26, at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. March 25 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mrs. Davis was born Nov. 16, 1919 a daughter of the late James and Annie Tyner Poston. She was a homemaker.


Annie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Davis; three sons, James Edward “Pete”, Jackie, and Eddie Davis; a daughter, Leona Purvis; a brother, a sister, and by four half sisters.


Surviving is a daughter, Shirley Johnson of Cheraw; 12 grandchildren including Robbie Lynn Roscoe; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; also Alice Gainey, Dale Gainey, and Joey Linton.


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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, March 26, 2009.

 

Edith Elizabeth Polson Roller Deaver

CHERAW – Edith Elizabeth Polson Roller Deaver, 81, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009.


Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. March 27, at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace. Burial was held in Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville. The family received friends 6-8 p.m. March 26, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.


She was a daughter of the late John S. and Nellie Driggers Polson. She was a member of Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace. She was formally a receptionist in the office of Charles Casher.


Surviving are her daughters, Myrteen R. Lee of Cheraw, Cheryl R. (Greg) Musil of Palos Heights, Ill., Lisa R. (Tommy) Clinkscales of Wallace, Jo Ellen (“Chuck” Casher”) Roller of Norwood, N.C.; a brother, J.B. Polson of Stafford, Va.; sisters, Doretha Staley of Greensboro, N.C., Doris Gray of Cheraw; 10 grand-children; and 11 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by a brother, Tom Polson, and a sister, Marian Godwin.


Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, March 26, 2009.

 

Burnie Benjamin Rainwater

Cheraw – Burnie Benjamin Rainwater, 87, died March 23, 2009.


Born in Marlboro County, SC he was a son of the late Evander and Cardella Sweatt Rainwater. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II. He was a POW at the start of the war, then escaped his captors and fought with the French Underground. Mr. Rainwater received the EAMET Campaign Medal with Four Bronze Stars, a distinguished unit badge with one Oak Leaf Cluster and Bronze Star Medal for service with the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles). Mr. Rainwater was a member of Cheraw Family Worship Center.


The family received friends 6-8 p.m. March 24, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. March 25, at Cheraw Family Worship Center, Cheraw. Burial with military honors will be held at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


He was preceded in death by a son, Michael E. Rainwater; brothers, Gerald Rainwater, William Rainwater, James Rainwater; and sisters, Alatha Hamilton and Dorothy Covington.


Surviving is his wife, Annabelle M. Rain-water of Cheraw; sons, Gaylon M. (Barbara) Rainwater of Conyers, Ga., Roger L (Shelly) Rainwater of Monks Corner; daughters, Ann R. (Bob) LeBel of Cheraw, Kathy (Tommy) Hunt of Cheraw; a sister, Ellen Garrison of Rockingham, N.C.; grandchildren, Nicole Edick, Michael Furr, Ryan Rainwater, Shannon Tolleson, Sherry Olvey, Steven Olvey, Taylor Hunt; and 11 great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to: Hospice of your choice or Veteran Honor Guard of the Pee Dee, PO Box 13345, Florence, S.C. 29504.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),Thursday, March 26, 2009.  

       

Barbara Wilkins Brewer

Cheraw – Barbara Wilkins Brewer, 74, died March 24, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held by the graveside on March 26, at 11 a.m. in Chathan Hill Memorial Gardens.


She was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Nelle Hamer Wilkins. She was a former employee of Stanley Tools in Cheraw where she served as a production planner. Mrs. Brewer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cheraw. She was an avid reader, enjoyed attending yard sales, caring from her grandchildren, and keeping in touch with her family.


Surviving is her husband, Thomas Austin Brewer, Jr.; sons, David Addison Brewer, III and his wife, Tammy of Cheraw, Thomas Austin Brewer, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Patrick; and a daughter, Karen K. Brewer of Creedmoore, N.C.; a sister, Linda Wilkins Plunkett and her husband, Walter of Chapel Hill, N.C.; grandchildren, Kimrey Ann Haughn and her husband, Tim, Dava Renee Brewer and Payden Addison Brewer; and a great-granddaughter, Grace Addison Haughn.

 
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 2, 2009.

 

Kimberly Michelle Dawkins Byrd

Society Hill – Kimberly Michelle Dawkins Byrd, 35, died March 23, 2009.

 

Funeral services were held March 26, at 3 p.m. at Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill with burial in the church cemetery. The family received friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church.


She was the daughter of Robert M. and Libby West Dawkins. She was a Paramedic, a member of the Society Hill Rescue Squad, and a member of the Sunset Avenue Church of God in Asheboro, N.C. She was a PTO member at Faith Christian Academy in Cheraw.


Surviving is her husband, Erick Byrd; a daughter, Taylor E. Byrd of Society Hill; her parents, Robert and Libby Dawkins of Troy, N.C.; two brothers, R. Todd Dawkins of Dunn, N.C. and Joseph Dawkins of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Cindy Thomp-son of Franklinville, N.C. and Kathy Dawkins of Asheboro, N.C.; grandparents, Dale and Patricia Spell West of Dunn, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: Taylor E. Byrd Education Fund, c/o Founders Federal Credit Union, 2599 Hwy. 9, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 2, 2009.

 

Annie Sue Griggs Welborn

 PATRICK – Annie Sue Griggs Welborn, 95, died March 28, 2009.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Daniel Inabinet and Joe Nelms officiated with burial in Patrick Cemetery. The family received friends March 29, 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.


Mrs. Welborn, widow of Buff Griggs, Sr., George Jenkins, C. H. Welborn, died Saturday, March 28, 2009. She was a daughter of the late Wade Lawrence and Ila Mae Stroud Cassidy. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Florence and was retired from J. P. Stevens with 32 years of service.


She was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Griggs.


Surviving are her sons, Thomas Griggs of Marion, Bobby (Judy) Griggs of McBee; daughters, Gwendolyn Dickerson of Wolcottville, IN, Betty Sue (Philip) Staley of Millers Creek, N.C.; a brother, Bill (Ann) Cassidy of Cassatt; grandchildren, Cindy Bass, Verna Bumgarner, Robert J. (Audrey) Griggs, David Murray Griggs, Pamela Griggs (Gil) Smith, Mechelle Griggs (Ty) Cobb, Sharon Griggs (Olin) Bailey, Gregory (Melissa) Dickerson, Rohn Griggs, Sherry Triana, Sam (Tracy) Smith, and Mark Staley; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Patrick Cemetery, 129 Turnage St., Patrick, S.C. 29584.


Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 2, 2009.

 

James Little, Jr.

ORANGEBURG – James Little, Jr., 60, died March 12, 2009.


Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. March 17, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Nathaniel Bonaparte officiating.


Mr. Little was born Feb. 23, 1949 the son of Mr. James and Mrs. Katie Kendall Little. He attended the public schools of Cheraw and graduated in 1967 from Long High School. He furthered his education at South Carolina State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Studies and a Masters of Education Degree. He was an avid South Carolina State Bulldog fan and displayed much bulldog tenacity. He became a social studies teacher and taught for 37 years. He was a passionate teacher who did his best to motivate his students and to instill in them a desire to learn.


In 1981 he married Vivian Green, and to this union two children were born: Saman Annabess Little Triplin and James Little, III. During his outstanding teaching career, he earned numerous awards and accolades including teacher of the year in 1988 at Bowman High School.


He was a member of the National Teachers Association and the South Carolina Education Association. He was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Board of Trustees of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.


Surviving is his wife of 27 years Vivian G. Little; his daughter, Saman A.L. (Jerome) Triplin; a son, James (Ashli) Little, III; two grandsons, Jerome Triplin, III, and James Little, IV; his parents, Mr. James and Mrs. Katie Little; his siblings, Ronald Little, Donald (Mary) Little, Pamela L. (Bernard) McDaniel, and John (Melisa) Little; and other relatives and friends.

 

Bythewood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 2, 2009.

 

James Howard Barefoot, Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Howard Barefoot, Sr., 80, died March 30, 2009.


Funeral services were at 4 p.m. April 1, at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Hartsville. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. March 31, at the home of his daughter, Linda Stokes in Hartsville.

Mr. Barefoot was born Oct. 1, 1928 a son of the late Lawrence Morgan Barefoot and Roxie Perdue Barefoot. He was a retired truck driver with Guinyard Freight Lines with 46 years of service. Howard was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II and a member of the DAV Post 72.

 

Howard was preceded in death by a grandson, Donald Ingram, Jr. and by his sister, Margaret Parnell.


Surviving are two sons, James "Buddy" Barefoot, Jr. of Hartsville, and James Barefoot, III of Concord, N.C.; seven daughters, Rhonda (Jimmy) Drew of Ruby, Joyce (Don) Plattner of Memphis, Tenn., Linda (Johnny Mac) Stokes, Barbara Melton, and Kathy Wallace of Hartsville, Tracie (Keith) Slamcik of Gastonia, N.C., and Kathy Barefoot of Charleston, West, Va.; a brother, Carroll (Barbara) Barefoot of Hartsville; 21 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 9, 2009.

 

Charles Roy “Chuck” Walker  

CHERAW – Charles Roy “Chuck” Walker, 60, died April 1, 2009.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. April 3, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Ed Griggs officiated.


The family received friends April 2, 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.


Mr. Walker, widower of Peggy Reynolds was born Jan. 15, 1948 a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Roy Walker.


Surviving are his son, Chad Russell (Dawn Walker) of Lexington, N.C.; a daughter, Misty (Jimmie) Hartwell of Thomasville, N.C.; a sister, Jackie Walker of Cherry Grove; a brother, Butch Walker of Phoenix, AL; and a grandchild, Rebecca Walker.


Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 9, 2009.

 

Willie Cassidy, Jr.

CHERAW – Willie Cassidy, Jr., 49, died April 5, 2009.

 

Funeral services were April 11 at 10 a.m. at Smithville AME Zion Church. Burial was held in the Gillespie Cemetery.


Mr. Willie was born Feb. 7, 1950 to Jannie McMillian Cassidy and the late Willie Cassidy, Sr. He was converted at an early age and joined Smithville AME Zion Church. He was educated in the public schools of Cheraw. Mr. Cassidy was an entrepreneur and owned a logging company for many years. Most recently, he worked with Beverage Industries Corporation.


He was preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Louise Cassidy Briscoe.


Surviving are four sisters, Clementine Cassidy of Jamaica Queens, N.Y., Bonnie Cassidy of Cheraw, Janie (Everett) Ratliff of Silver Spring, MD and Trollie (John) Davis of Wallace; four brothers, Allen (Joyce) Cassidy of Silver Spring, MD, Howard Cassidy of Washington, D.C., Leroy (Inez) Cassidy of Wallace, and Lavance Cassidy of Cheraw; also Vickie Williams of Chester-field; six aunts, Louise Singleton, Warlillian Thomas, Louvenia Funderburk, Aurealia Lyles, Berthel Cassidy and Eunice Gillespie all of Cheraw; three uncles, Wilson Lyles and Mack Lyles of Cheraw and Robert Wright of Society Hill; and other relatives and friends.


Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Alton Tony Graves

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Alton Tony Graves, 43, died April 3, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 11 at Morning Star Baptist Church. Burial was held in Ousleydale Church Cemetery, McBee.

 
Alton was born Feb. 28, 1966 to the late Annie Angenora Rogers and the late Richard Allen Graves. He attended J.H.S. #111 and Bushwick High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. He furthered his education receiving numerous certificates. Al later followed his passion and worked as a barber at various shops in Brooklyn, N.Y. Then he worked for Basement and Waterproofing in Flushing, N.Y. until he became ill.


He will be remembered for family gatherings, cookouts, being a comedian, singing karakoke and the original creator of the slide.


He was preceded in death by a sister, Dedria Evans.


Surviving is his step father, Herbert Rogers of Patrick; daughter, Toni Zeal of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Allen Graves of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Laura-Ann James of Cheraw; also Gwendolyn Nealy, Lenaisha Thomas; a cousin, Milton Campbell; three uncles, Clyde Graves, Tommy Hawkins and Ray Hawkins; five aunts, Majorie Campbell, Jeanette Johnson, Sandra Wilkins, Debra Harrell and Bonnie Crummy and a godson, Christopher Wilkins and two goddaughters, Kylah Brown and Amoria Hale.


Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Jessie Kollock

CHERAW – Mr. Jessie Kollock, 75, died March 29, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 4 at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Dr. C.A. McKenny officiated. Burial was held in Saw Mill Cemetery.


Mr. Kollock was educated in the public schools of Marlboro County. He was employed at the Brick Yark and many other jobs.


He was preceded in death by three sisters, Diane Smith, Vivian Kollock, and Cora Mae Carmichael and brothers, Russell Kollock and Curtis Kollock.


Surviving is his son, Dewey (Michelle) Johnson, Sr.; grandchildren, Latoya Harrington, Tiffany Harrington, Ebony Harrington, Dewy Johnson, Jr., Jamilia Johnson and Jacinda Johnson all of High Point, N.C. and Tasha White of Cheraw; two sisters, Elizabeth McDougal and Mary F. Kollock both of Bennettsville; a brother, Paul Kollock; also Dora Mae Jones; and other relatives and friends.

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Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009

 

Thelma Chavis

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Miss Thelma Chavis, 90, died April 12, 2009.


Funeral services were April 15, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Sonny Hall, the Rev. Beverly Wilson and Jerry Shaw officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


The family received friends Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m. at Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham, N.C.


She was born Sept. 2, 1918 a daughter of the late John Wesley and Lydia Grant Quick Chavis. Miss Chavis was a lifetime member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and was the oldest living member. She retired from Aleo Manufacturing with 34 years of service.


She was preceded in death by three brothers, Brock Chavis, Lois Chavis and Archie “Pud” Chavis; two half brothers, Birch Quick and Johnny Quick and one half sister, Lizzie Quick Duncan.


Surviving is a brother, John Tyson Chavis of Rockingham, N.C. and other relatives and friends.


Watson-King Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Amanda Streater Davis

CHESTERFIELD – Amanda Cornelia Streater Davis, 70, died March 14, 2009.


Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 19 at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church. Burial was held in Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

 

She was the daughter of the late Mr. Lonnie Streater and the late Mrs. Candys Hillian Streater. Mrs. Davis was born Feb. 3, 1939.


Mrs. Davis was educated in Chesterfield County Public Schools and graduated from Gary High School in 1957. She attended Clinton Junior College in Rock Hill, and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Education Degree from City College of New York. After working 27 years, she retired from teaching in Chesterfield County School System. Some of her years in the working world were spent at the Pee Dee Mental Health Center in Florence, at Timmonsville Elementary in Florence County School District and with the New York City School System.


Mrs. Davis enjoyed gardening, quilting and making dolls for all special occasions. She was a generous donor to family members, civic, social and fraternal organizations. At an early age, she joined Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Chesterfield where she served as the church treasurer for a number of years. After her marriage to her high school sweetheart, she joined Pleasant Grove A. M. E. Zion Church and remained a faithful and benevolent member until her death.

Mrs. Amanda S. Davis was inducted into the Bennettsville-Cheraw Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She later became a charter member of Chesterfield County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and served as the Treasurer until her demise.


She was a Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and participated in all aspects of the organization as a fundraiser and member of the Scholarship Committee and Executive Board.


Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by two siblings, John Lunn Streater and Mrs. Audrey Streater Davis.


Surviving is her loving husband, Thomas E. Davis; a daughter, Cindy D. Davis; her siblings, Mrs. Theodora Streater (Alexander) Parker and Miss Ruth E. Streater of Greensboro, North Carolina; James L. (Callie) Streater of Florence; Mrs. Loretta Streater (Marine) McNeal of Chesterfield; Mrs. Gladys Streater (James) Sweeney of Cheraw; Mrs. Katherine Streater Binns of Patrick; and Miss Cynthia A. Streater of Allendale; two adopted grandsons, Memphis James Sweeney of Mullins and Craig Davis of Columbia; and other relatives and friends.

 

Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Heraw Kayleigh Brooke Harrison


CHERAW – Heraw Kayleigh Brooke Harrison, infant daughter of Kyrsten E. Sutton and Joseph Ryan Harrison died April 4, 2009.


Memorial services were at 2 p.m. April 14 at Kiser Funeral Home Chapel, Cheraw.


Surviving are her parents and a twin sister, Hayley Addison Harrison; grandparents, Holly Quick of Cheraw and Eric A. Sutton of Tulsa Oklahoma, Bill Harrison and Tammy Cline of McBee. Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Louise Gooden Crowley

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Louise Gooden Crowley, 71, died April 12, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 14, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Ruby Cemetery.


Visitation was 2-3 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mrs. Crowley was born April 26, 1937, a daughter of the late Furman Woodrow and Aletha Mae Cassidy Gooden. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.


Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Crowley and two brothers, Travis Gooden and Leverne Gooden.


Surviving is a daughter, Doris C. (Donald) Hare of Lexington; a son, William Stafford Crowley; four grandchildren, Donnie (Nichol) Hare, Delaine Hare, Amanda Elizabeth and Melanie Michelle Crowley; a great-grandchild, Emily Hare; two step great-grandchildren, Ashley and Meredith DeHaai; a brother, Eugene (Diane) Gooden of Dillon; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2920 Pella Ave. West Columbia, S.C. 29170, or Bethel United Methodist Church c/o Oletta Deese 252 Cassidy Mill Road, Patrick, S.C. 29584.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Levern Chapman

CHERAW - Levern Chapman, 53, died March 18, 2009.


Funeral services were at 2 p.m. March 26, at Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church, with The Rev. Robert Gordon, pastor. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Born April 23, 1955, Mr. Chapman was a son of Mildred Chapman Ford. Levern graduated from Long High School in 1973. He was on the football team of Long High School in his junior and senior years. Levern was employed with MidEastern Trans Trucking Company of Trenton, New Jersey, for many years, as his passion was driving trucks. In his youth, Levern joined New Zion Baptist Church; later in life he was associated with Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church. Levern was always upbeat and happy. He loved his family, reached out to them often, and showed respect to everyone. Levern was a good son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and friend.


Levern was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; stepfather, Eugene Ford; and two grandchildren, Malik Davis and Joseph Cameron Barron.

 

Surviving are his wife, Martha J. Chapman, of Cheraw; his mother of the home; two sons, Levern Chapman Jr. of Cheraw and Jacobie Davaughn Reed of Bennettsville; four daughters, Gloria Anita Chapman of Cheraw, Teria Ann Ellerbe and April Danielle Reed of Bennettsville and Markita K. La’Voone Chapman of Virgina Beach, Va.; two sisters, Karen F. (Sam) Martin of High Point, N.C., and Wanda F. (Thomas) McFall of Cheraw; a brother, Edward J. (Mary) Ford of High Point; five grandchildren, Defonte Byrd, Vernisha Chapman, Lavisha Chapman, Naudia Chapman and James Davis Jr.; an uncle, Lecoaste (Louisa) Chapman of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.


Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Rosa Luisa Yanez

MT. CROGHAN - Rosa Luisa Yanez, infant daughter of Mary Queena Burch Smith and Carlos Yanez Carmona, died April 8, 2009.


A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. April 9, in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.


She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Burland Jackson Burch Jr.


Surviving are her parents of Mt. Croghan; grandparents, Betty Louise Burch of Mt. Croghan, Juan Yanez Avila and Rosario Carmona Suarez of San Jose Tepeyahualco, Tlaxco, Mexico; six aunts; and seven uncles.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Eulonia Brumit Burr

CHESTERFIELD - Eulonia Brumit Burr, 84, died April 6, 2009.


Graveside services were at 1 p.m. April 11, in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born April 26, 1924, Mrs. Burr was a daughter of the late Joseph Barringer and Mary Sowell Brumit and was the widow of Ross A. “Buddy” Burr, Jr. She will always be remembered for her love of animals and her beautiful yard on Park Lane in Chesterfield, where many weddings had taken place.


Surviving are two cousins, Eulalia Cranford of Dillon and Fred Sowell of Vero Beach, Fla.; also Deborah S. Vaccarelli of Battery Park, Va.; and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to: Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or 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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Sarah Geneva Dixon Gainey

CONCORD, N.C. - Sarah Geneva Dixon Gainey, 88, died April 8, 2009.

 

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. April 10, in Wilkes Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. James Pauley officiated.


Born April 19, 1920, Mrs. Gainey was the daughter of the late Burrell Dixon and Emma Frances Dixon and was the widow of Woodrow Wilson Gainey Sr. She was a homemaker and formerly worked for Cannon Mills. Mrs. Gainey was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church.


She was preceded in death by four sons, Woodrow W. Gainey Jr., Clarence Gainey, Joseph Burrell “J.B.” Gainey and Larry Gainey.


Surviving are three daughters, Frances Juanita Gainey and Sandra “Sandy” (Billy) Doster of Kannapolis, N.C., and Cathy Marie (Douglas) Beaver of China Grove, N.C.; two sons, Carroll Gainey of Lamar and Dennis Gainey (Leeann) of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Edelle Melton of Cheraw; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to: Faith Freewill Baptist Church Building Fund, 904 Chipola Street, Kannapolis, N.C. 28081; or Cold Springs United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2550 Cold Springs Road, Concord, N.C. 28025.


Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Donald Lee Johnson Sr.

WALLACE - Donald Lee Johnson Sr., 62, died April 8, 2009.


A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Faith Fellowship Church in Wallace. Burial will follow in Wallace Emanuel Holiness Church Cemetery.


Born in Darlington County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late William Wesley and Bessie Dixon Johnson. He was a retired master technician with Meyers Ford and with Bud Motor Company with 28 years of service. Mr. Johnson was a member of Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church and a former member of the Wallace Rescue Squad, serving for 14 years.


Surviving are his loving wife, Diane Tyner Johnson Wallace; two sons, Donald Lee Johnson Jr. of Wallace and Sandy Michael Johnson of Patrick; two daughters, Crystal Johnson Golden of Wallace and Phyllis Johnson of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Polly J. Branham of Columbia and Joyce J. Blackwell of Bishopville; three grand-children, Brooke Johnson of Jacksonville, N.C., Jon Johnson of Rockingham, N.C., and Grant Golden of Wallace.


He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Colin Johnson and Jerry Michael Johnson.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Mary O. Watson

RUBY - Mary O. Watson, 86, died April 10, 2009.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 13, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.


Visitation was 1–2 p.m. prior to the service at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Born June 30, 1922, Mrs. Watson was a daughter of the late Walter Edward and Rosie Stephenson Watson and was the widow of L.A. Watson. She was a homemaker and member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church.


She was preceded in death by a son, Walter “Mickey” Watson; a sister, Frances O. Willmon; stepmother, Allie Joplin Oliver; and half-sister, Verdie O. Lear.


Surviving are three grandsons, Walter “Mitch” Watson and David Watson of Chesterfield and Daniel (Misty) Watson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Nicole Watson and Kaitlin Michelle Watson; and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to: Chesterfield Convalescent Center, Patient Activity Fund, P.O. Box 1329, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 16, 2009.

 

Johnnie Chambers

PAGELAND – Johnnie Chambers, 88, died April 8, 2009, at his home.


A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 13, at Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Born May 27, 1920, in Anson County, Mr. Chambers was a son of the late David Daniel and Claria Allbrooks Chambers and was the widower of Eva Mae Chambers. He was employed at Johnson Mills in Monroe, N.C. for over 30 years. Mr. Chambers enjoyed farming, gardening helping others and rearing his family. He believed a man’s name should speak for himself.


Surviving are three sons, Eugene (Naomi) Chambers of Monroe, Joe Lee (Norma Jean) Chambers of Charlotte, N.C., and Mitchell (Mary) Chambers of Pageland; three daughters, Mildred Chambers of Monroe, Shirley Fairley of Pageland and Cindy Butler of Charlotte; four sisters, Ireene Chambers, Katherine Sowell and Janiez Blakeney of Pageland and Essie Mae Huntley of Philadelphia, Pa.; 26 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by a son, John Edward Chambers; a daughter, Betty Tyson; three sisters, Carrie Choplin, Bertha Richardson and Lucy Graham; and two brothers, Bennie Chambers and James Chambers.


Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 23, 2009.

 

Ethel Pegues

CHERAW — Miss Ethel Pegues, 85, died April 13, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 19 at Robinson AME Zion Church. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.


Miss Pegues was born May 10, 1923 a daughter of the late Henry and Mary McCray Pegues. She received Christ at an early age and joined Robinson AME Zion Church where she served as a member of the Senior Usher Board, Wings Over Zion Choir, trustee board, and missionary department. She was also a class leader, until her death.

 
She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. She was a dependable, respectable and loyal domestic worker until her health failed. She loved gardening.


She was preceded in death by a son, John Henry Pegues.

 
Surviving are three grandsons, Kelvin Pegues, Donnie R. (Wendy) Pegues, and Cricket Pegues all of High Point, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Elizabeth McKay of Cheraw, Mary Alice Smith of Washington, D.C., Frank (Gwendolyn) Shields, Gilbert (Gerline) Shields, John (Elizabeth) Pegues and Luther Pegues, Jr. all of Cheraw, Lester (Mary) Pegues of High Point, N.C., Valada Mckay of Cheraw; also Mary P. Jackson; 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, April 23, 2009.

 

John Henry Hooks

CHERAW — John Henry Hooks, 78, died April 7, 2009.


Funeral services were April 13 at 2 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery.

 

John was born April 21, 1930 to the late Henry and Silvia Hurst Hooks. He was raised by the late Susberry and Blanche Hooks. He was educated at Young School in the Cash Community. He was employed on several jobs such as Sharon Steel in Farrell, Penn., London’s in Long Island, N.Y., JB Construction and retired from Burlington Industries in Cheraw.


He was converted at an early age and joined New Zion Baptist Church, where he sang in the male choir until his health failed.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethelmae Scott Hook; a son, Morris Scott; two sisters, and eight brothers.


Surviving are two daughters, Linda Jones of Penn. and Velvetta (Johnny) Squire of Society Hill; four sons, Otis (Sharon) Scott of Naples, Italy, Anthony Hooks, Christopher (Shirley) Hooks and Elton J. Hooks all of Cheraw; a granddaughter, Aeisha Scott of Cheraw; two sisters, Louise Wilson and Ella Mae Calhoun both of Cheraw; a brother, Norman Billy Hooks of Cheraw; an aunt, Eva Hurst McQueen of Cheraw; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two godchildren, Kote Byrd of Society Hill and Sheron Floyd of Cheraw; also Johnny Soon of Cheraw; 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, April 23, 2009.

 

Eldon D. “Ed” Sellers

CHERAW – Mr. Eldon D. “Ed” Sellers, 68, died April 18, 2009.


Funeral services were at 11 a.m. April 21, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 20, at the funeral home.


Mr. Sellers was born Oct. 12, 1940 a son of the late Clyde and Janie Carmichael Sellers. He was a retired employee of Carolina Canners with 38 years of service, where he was in charge of customer relations and purchasing.


Surviving are three sons, Keith (Stacey) Sellers and Mark Sellers of Cheraw, and Timothy (Lorrie) Sellers of Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Carol Sellers (David) Pearce of Garner, N.C.; a sister, Carolyn Love of Cheraw; also nine grandchildren.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 23, 2009.

 

William Thomas “W. T.  Lee     CHERAW – Mr. William Thomas “W. T.” Lee, 81, died April 18, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 21 at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 20, at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mr. Lee was born July 4, 1927 a son of the late James Latimer and Mary Ellen Teal Lee. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills with 40 years of service. Mr. Lee was a member of the BWZ and Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

 

W.T. was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine McKenzie Ammons Lee and two brothers, J.C. and Carl Lee.


Surviving are two sons, Kenny (Diane) Ammons and William Lee, Jr. both of Cheraw; a daughter, Kathy Lee of Cheraw; a brother, Alexander Lee of Gurley, AL.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 23, 2009.

 

Eric Eugene Duncan

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Eric Eugene Duncan, 27, died April 11, 2009.

 
Funeral services were April 18 at 2 p.m. at Second Chance Outreach Ministries, Chesterfield. Dr. Johnny Ellis, pastor officiated. Burial was held in Chesterfield Community Cemetery, Chesterfield.


Eric Eugene Duncan, son of Thomas Eugene Luckey and Shirley Duncan Isaac was born on Nov. 16, 1981 in Charlotte, N.C.


Eric attended the Mecklenburg County school system in Charlotte, N.C. Later in life his family moved to Chesterfield, where he attended the Chesterfield County school system.


Eric was an outgoing people person and enjoyed making others laugh. He also enjoyed playing his games, listening to music and driving his Caprice Super Sport.


He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, a grandfather, an aunt and an uncle.


Surviving is his father of Charlotte, N.C.; his mother and stepfather, Freeman Isaac of Chesterfield; two daughters, Akira Zymere Duncan, Highpoint, N.C. and Arieonna Nateya Jefferson, Chesterfield; two brothers, Johnny (Teresa) Duncan, Morven, N.C. and Tyrone (Tawana) Duncan, Chesterfield; a sister, Donna Duncan, Charlotte, N.C.; grandparents, Addie Evans and J.D. (Nora) Smith all of Chesterfield; also, Timika Isaac and Nyasia Jefferson; and other relatives and friends.

 
Flemming Funeral Home-Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 23, 2009.

 

 Jay W. Hardison

 ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. – Jay W. Hardison died April 25, 2009.


Memorials services were at 11 a.m. April 30 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Roanoke Rapids, N.C. with Rev. Marjorie H. Holm officiating.


The family received friends after the service.


Jay was born to John Walter and Kate Vail Hardiosn and reared in Norfolk, Va. He was drafted into the United States Army before Pearl Harbor and served in the Army Air Corps, as a turret gunner on B-29’s during World War II. After the war he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He was an educator in the classroom, a principal and a guidance counselor. He was a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Katherine V. Hardison a nephew.


Surviving is his wife, Sally Thrower Hardion, and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to your local Humane Society, in memory of Jay.

 
Wrenn, Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 30, 2009.

 

Dorsey Hancock

CHERAW – Mr. Dorsey “Ragmop” Hancock, 64, died April 18, 2009.


Funeral services were April 25 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in the church cemetery. The Rev. Robert Capers officiated.


Dorsey was born Feb. 5, 1945 to the late Thomas “Bish” Hancock and Rosa B. Ellison. He lived most of his life in Cheraw except for a time he lived in Baltimore, MD. He was educated in the public school system of Chesterfield County. Dorsey was converted at an early age and became a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. He renewed his belief while he was a resident of Chesterfield Convalescent Center. Before he became confined, he worked at Highland/Takata Industries in a variety of jobs.


Surviving is his wife, Evelyn Hancock of Bronx, N.Y.; daughters, Mary B. Sellers of Cheraw, Betty Jean Hancock of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Marilyn L. (James) Johnson of Bronx, N.Y.; a son, Dorsey Hancock, Jr.; an adopted son, Michael Wilson (Sheila) of Cheraw; five grandchildren, Jessica Sellers of Columbia, Ebony Teka, and Juan all of Bronx, N.Y., and Rakeem of Charlotte, N.C.; a great-granddaughter, Shaniah of Bronx, N.Y.; brothers, J.E. (Joann) Hancock of Maryland, J.W. (Inez) Hancock and a step-brother, Jim (Bonita) Ellison both of Cheraw.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 30, 2009.

 

John Laney Melton, Jr.

CHERAW – John Laney “White Rat” Melton, Jr., 77, died April 25, 2009.


Funeral services were April 26 at 4 p.m. at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

John was the son of the late Laney and Hilda Breeden Melton born Aug. 2, 1931. He served over 50 years with the Cheraw Fire Department, and was the assistant chief. While serving with the CFD, he received many awards including, being inducted into the South Carolina Firefighter’s Hall of Fame (2003, a first for a Cheraw fireman). Mr. Melton was instrumental in establishing and was a charter member of the (Chesterfield County Ambulance Service) Cheraw Rescue Squad.


Surviving is his wife, Jackie Smith Melton; a son, John (Mary Lynn) L. Melton, III; daughters, Sharron B. Melton, Recci (Johnny) Rock all of Cheraw; a sister, Becky (Duncan) M. Heron of Durham N.C.; nine grandchildren, Lindsay, JJ, Genia, Michelle, Vanessa, Amber, Ethan, Jackson Laney and Ella “Sissy” and a great-grandchild to be born in Oct.


Memorials may be made to: Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, Youth Group, Chesterfield, S.C. or the Cheraw Fire Department, 12 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw, S.C. 29520. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 30, 2009.

 

Harden Creech

WALLACE - Harden Creech, 96, died April 24, 2009.


Funeral services were April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church in Bennettsville with interment in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw.


He was the son of the late Ebbie and Julia Quick Creech. He retired from Carolina Feed Mills and was a master gardener who shared his garden with many in the community. He was a faithful member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, where he held many positions over the years and was known as a Christian gentleman who lived his faith.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Catherine Quick Creech of the home; sons, Jimmie Creech and his wife Rene’ and Tommy Creech and his wife Jo Linda, all of Cheraw; daughters, Beulah C. Black of Bennettsville, Frances Tarlton and her husband K.T. of Cheraw and Barbara C. Leviner and her husband, Jap of Wallace; a sister, Margurite Isgett of Asheville, N.C.; and 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to: Lifeline, c/o Pilot Club of Bennettsville, P.O. Box 1659, Bennettsville, S.C. 29520 or Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Barbara Leviner, 3624 Rocky Ridge Road, Wallace, S.C. 29596.


Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 30, 2009.

 

Margie Robinson Shaw

CHERAW — Margie Robinson Shaw, 76, died April 23, 2009.


Graveside services were at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace Emanuel Holiness Church Cemetery.

Funeral services were April 28 at 6 p.m. at Wallace Emanuel Holiness Church Cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Sherman and Ollie Rogers Robinson. She was retired and was a former employee of Sid’s Dime Store in Cheraw.


She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Mitchell Shaw; a daughter, Debbie Shaw Wallace; sisters, Betty Lou Gainey and Pat Bryant and a brother, Donald Robinson.


Surviving is her daughter, Karen Shaw Diehl of Dunzweiler, Germany; a sister, Gertrude Roller of Lexington, N.C.; a brother, Bobby Robinson of Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren, Kimberly Hinson and Shaw Wallace; great-granchildren, Mitch, Britney and John Hinson.

 

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 30, 2009.

 

Bobby Lee Clark

CHERAW - Bobby Lee Clark, 67, died April 24, 2009.


Memorial services were April 27 at 6 p.m. at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. The family received friends following the service at the church.


He was the son of the late Maxie Lee and Sallie Pope Clark. He was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church and a retired truck driver for East Coast Trucking Company in Cheraw.


He was predeceased by two brothers, Travis Quick and Jessie Quick; and an infant sister.


Surviving are his siblings, Cynthia C. Rogers and Maxie Lee Clark, III, both of Pageland; brother, Maxie Lee Clark, Jr. of Versailles, KY; and other relatives and friends.


Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 30, 2009.

 

Lorenda Pridgen

CHERAW – Mrs. Lorenda Pridgen, 72, died April 24, 2009.


A celebration for her life was held April 28th at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Her family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m. in the FBC Family Life Center. Arrangements are entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.

 

Lorenda was born April 15, 1937, the second daughter of the late Woodrow and Tinnie Huddleston. She was a salutatorian at Gauley Bridge High School and upon graduation became a proud member of the U.S. Marines. She served her country from 1955-1957. She worked several years in banking and finance before retiring in 1986. She was a homemaker, wife and devoted mother.


She studied God’s word and shared His truth with others teaching Sunday school for over 40 years.


Lorenda was an avid reader, who enjoyed NASCAR and football often giving her loud and boisterous counsel from her couch. One of her many talents was her crochet work which adorns the homes of her many family and friends. Her secret gift was writing poetry, which her family has recently discovered.


Surviving is her husband of 42 years Ralph; her daughter, Dottie Campbell of Cheraw; her son and his wife Maj. Joe & Denise Pridgen of Ft. Rucker, Ala.; step-daughter, Debi Pridgen of Tampa, Fla.; her granddaughters, Christina Pridgen of Irmo, Angel Pridgen of Prattville, Ala. and Carolyn (Tim) Jones also of Prattville, Ala.; and other relatives and friends.


Memorials made to: World Hunger, Southern Baptist Convention, c/o International Mission Board, Attn: World Hunger, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230 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, April 30, 2009.

 

Connie Elizabeth Abernathy Fitch

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Connie Elizabeth Abernathy Fitch, 79, died April 18, 2009.


Funeral services were at noon April 20, at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was at 4 p.m. Monday at Woodside Cemetery in Clover.


Visitation was 11–noon prior to the service at the church.


Mrs. Fitch was born Oct. 26, 1929 a daughter of the late Fred and Annie Hodge Abernathy. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.


Connie was preceded in death by a grandchild, Brandon Jenkins and by two brothers, Reece and Junior Abernathy.


Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Charles Junior Fitch of the home; a daughter, Diane Fitch (Larry) Guy of Gastonia, N.C.; two grandchildren, Brent (Sherri) Jenkins of Clover and Jason Guy of Gastonia, N.C.; a great-grandchild, Aidan Guy of Mt. Holly, N.C.; two sisters, Margaret Suggs of Gastonia, N.C. and Lucille Kirkland of Clover.


Memorials may be made to: Bethel Baptist Church, c/o of Lucille Rollins, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, S.C. 29718 or Jefferson Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 155, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 30, 2009.

 

Ola Oats Crowley

CHERAW - Mrs. Ola Oats “Cookie” Crowley, 69, died April 10, 2009.


Funeral services were at 4 p.m. April 13, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


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


Mrs. Crowley was born Oct. 16, 1939 a daughter of the late Jessie Edgar and Ola Wilkerson Oats. She was a retired insurance agent. Mrs. Crowley was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Cookie was preceded in death by her husband, Ray D. Crowley; a daughter, Janice C. Hollis; a brother, Earl Oats; and by two sisters, Lib Matthews and Mary Miller.


Surviving is a son, Tommy Crowley of Cheraw; two daughters, Jodie (Ricky) Nolan of Bennettsville, and Judy (Paul) Hunsucker of Robbins, N.C.; two grandchildren, Daniel Hatcher and Kim Hatcher (Jason) McNeil; two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Bryson Hatcher; two sisters, Hilda Harrelson of Lake View, and Margaret Sweatt of Columbia.


Memorials may be made to: Nancy’s Kids, 40 Lynn Avenue, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or to a charity of one’s choice.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 30, 2009.

 

Danny Copeland BenovitZ              RALEIGH, N.C. – Mr. Danny Copeland Benovitz, 49, died April 22, 2009.


Graveside services were at 3 p.m. April 27, at Ruby Cemetery.


Mr. Benovitz was born Dec. 20, 1959 to Ada Jane Copeland. He always loved the Lord and loved singing and playing his guitar. Bubba loved his music and had dreams of being a famous guitar player and writing his own music. He loved children and played like a child.

 
He was preceded in death by his father, Len Benovitz and by his maternal grand-parents, Buck and Wincie Hancock Copeland.


Surviving is his mother, Jane C. Benovitz of Elizabethtown, N.C.; two sisters, Cynthia Benovitz and Michella Baxter both of Elizabethtown, N.C.; and siblings, Laura Benovitz, Lindsay, Seth, and Jayson Baxter all of Elizabethtown, N.C.


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


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 7, 2009.

 

Ada Quick Chavis

CHERAW – Ada Quick Chavis, died April 29,

2009.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. May 1, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville. Burial was held in the church cemetery. The family received friends 6-8 p.m. April 30, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.


She was a daughter of the late J. Clyde and Alma Grant Quick. She was the widow of Donnie E. Chavis, Sr. She was an active member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. Mrs. Chavis loved music and sang in the choir. She enjoyed her many friendships and visiting with people. She worked for the Marlboro County School District for 18 years. She loved her grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by two brothers, A.J. and Otis Quick and a sister, Margaret Webb.


Surviving are her son, Donnie E. (Robin) Chavis, Jr., a daughter, Cheryl (John) Fisher, three grandchildren, Godfrey Fisher, Brenne Fisher and Dec Chavis all of Cheraw, SC, a sister, Bonnie McQueen of Wallace, SC.


Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 7, 2009.

 

Grace Edwards Gulledge       RUBY – Mrs. Grace Edwards Gulledge, 73, died April 27, 2009.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 29, at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

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


Mrs. Gulledge was born Dec. 1, 1935, in Mt. Croghan, a daughter of the late Jessie and Eva Hilton Edwards. She was a former office manager with Troxler Hosiery Mill, a retired House Manager with Chesco Services, and a hairdresser. Mrs. Gulledge was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.


Grace was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Charles Gulledge and by two brothers, J. D. and James Edwards.


Surviving is her husband, Charles P. Gulledge; two sons, Randy M. (Jolynn) Gulledge of Myrtle Beach and Jamie P. (Judy) Gulledge of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Jodi Gulledge of Myrtle Beach, Bethany (Chad) Lee of Cheraw, and Hannah Gulledge of Chesterfield; a brother, Jerry Edwards of Pageland; three sisters, Lucille E. Brewer of Lancaster and Myrtle E. Blackmon and Betty E. Melton both of Pageland.


Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Cross Roads Baptist Church 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 7, 2009.

 

William Crawford Moore

CHERAW – William Crawford Moore, Sr. 84, died Sunday, April 26, 2009.


Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. April 29, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Old St. David’s Cemetery.


The family received friends 7-9 p.m. April 28, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.


He was a son of the late Henry King and Gladys Bottoms Moore. He was Vice President of B.C. Moores & Sons. He was a US Air Force Veteran (First Lieutenant). He was a Founder and Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Cordele, Ga. and later a member of the Kiwanis Club of Cheraw. Mr. Moore was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher, former Sr. Warden and Lay Reader. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and flying. Mr. Moore was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.


Surviving are his wife Virginia Carolyn Ballard Moore of Cheraw, SC, a son, William Crawford Moore, Jr. of Cheraw, SC, two daughters, Nancy Moore Sowell of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, Carolyn Moore Atkinson of Hartsville, SC and five grandchildren, Jamie Bennitt, Becky Moore, Katie Moore, Jency Bennitt and Josh Atkinson.


Memorials may be made to: St. David’s Episcopal Church, Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 7, 2009.

 

Alvin Roy Quick     

CHERAW – Alvin Roy “Tony” Quick, 60, died May 3, 2009.


Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. May 6, in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends 7-9 p.m. May 5, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.


He was a son of the late John Fletcher and Violet Crabb Quick. He was an employed for 33 years with Palmetto Brick. He enjoyed watching Westerns, fishing and playing poker. He was an avid Carolina Panthers and NASCAR fan.


He was preceded in death by his parents listed above and a brother, Jimmy Quick.


Surviving is his wife, Dorothy “Jill” Quick; sons, John Ross Quick and Thomas Alan Quick all of Cheraw; and a sister, Linda (Mike) Ledkins of Pensacola, Fla.

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

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 7, 2009.

 

R. W. Shelton, Sr     

RUBY – The Rev. R. W. Shelton, Sr., 76, died May 3, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 6, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.


Visitation was 6–8 p.m. May 5, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


The Rev. Shelton was born April 17, 1933 a son of the late James Madison and Winnie Johnson Shelton. He accepted the call to preach at age 18 and preached the gospel and pastored for over 49 years. The Rev. Shelton organized and pastored the Solid Rock Baptist Church of Greensboro, N.C., pastored the Maple Grove Baptist Church of Weddington, N.C., organized and pastored the Prospect Baptist Church of Monroe, N.C., and pastored the Grace Baptist Church of Sanford, N.C.

 

He organized and moderated the Tri-State Independent Baptist Preachers Fellowship. Rev. Shelton was a Spiritual Leader and Mentor to many young preachers and pastors. He was a local radio broadcast for over 25 years, where he was affectionately known to everyone as the “Old-Fashioned Country Preacher.”


The Rev. Shelton was preceded in death by two sons, Rupert Shelton, Jr., and Milton Leon Shelton; three brothers, Samuel, Paul, and James Shelton; three sisters, Leila Copple, Novella Powers, and Myrtle Marshall; and by his grandson, Michael Shelton.


Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Linda Edwards Shelton of the home; two sons, Jerry Lynn (Janet) Shelton of Monroe, N.C., and Thomas C. (Holly) Shelton of Pageland; two daughters, Wanda Shelton (Vernon) Parrish of Oak Ridge, N.C. and Virginia Gail Green of Shallotte, N.C.; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 7, 2009.

 

James S. “Jamie” Stroud    

 PATRICK – Mr. James S. “Jamie” Stroud, 78, died April 29, 2009.


Funeral services were at 5 p.m. May 1, at Brown Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Visitation was April 30, after 2 p.m., at the home of Clyde and Robin Stroud, 741 Patrick Fire Tower Road, Patrick.


Mr. Stroud was born Aug. 3, 1930 a son of the late David Calvin “Cal” and Nealy Cornelius Huggins Stroud. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills with 42 years of service. Jamie was an avid hunter and enjoyed music and dancing.


Jamie was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Mae Tyner Stroud; two brothers, Tom and Harrison Stroud; and by three sisters, Dale Helms, Agnes Crawford, and Essie Tolson.

Surviving are two sons, Darrell Stroud and Mitchell Stroud of Patrick; two sisters, Louise Stroud and Sue Jordan of Patrick; seven grandchildren, two great-grand-children, and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: Agape Hospice, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C., 29512 or Brown Springs Baptist Church, 14297 Hwy. 102, Patrick, S.C. 29584.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 7, 2009.

 

Ted A. Whitaker      

CHERAW – Mr. Ted A. Whitaker, 67, died April 29, 2009.


Memorial services were at 10 a.m. May 2, at Hopewell Baptist Church.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stewart and Cindy Gibson’s home in Chesterfield.


Mr. Whitaker was born Sept. 1, 1941 in Kannapolis, N.C. a son of the late Alonzo Leslie and Callie Bowden Whitaker. He was a retired painter and an avid hunter and fisherman.

Ted was preceded in death by two brothers, Aaron and Gene Whitaker; and by a sister Bonnie Gainey.


Surviving is a son, Ronald (Millie) Rowan of Wadesboro; two daughters, Melissa (Chris) Clark and Teresa (Tony) Gulledge of Chesterfield; three brothers, Theron Whitaker of Concord, N.C., James “Bill” (Faye) Whitaker of Tega Cay, and Bobby S. (Brenda) Whitaker of Glencoe, KY; three grandchildren and other relatives and friends.


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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 7, 2009.

 

William David Garris      

CHERAW – William David Garris, 83, died May 1, 2009.

A service was held at 4 p.m. following the visitation in the funeral home chapel. A committal service was held at 11 a.m. May 4, in the National Cemetery, Florence. The family received friends 2-4 p.m. May 3, at Kiser Funeral Home.


He was a son of the late David A. and Bertie Lee Lyons Garris. He was the widower of Lucillie Nolan Garris and Ruby Brock Garris. He was a World War II, Army Air Corps Veteran. He was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt.


Surviving are his step-sons, Roger L. Brock Sr., Charles Nolan, Johnny Nolan all of Cheraw, SC, Robert Nolan of Ruby, SC, a step-daughter, Shirley (Jim) Montgomery of Rockingham, NC, a sister, Frances Morris of Cheraw, SC, grandchildren, Chris (Crystal) L. Brock of Cheraw, SC, Brent Montgomery of Rockingham, NC and great grandchildren, Clayton Brock and Cole Brock of Cheraw, SC.


He was preceded in death by his parents, a stepdaughter, Janet Nolan and a grand-child, Roger L. Brock, Jr.


Memorials may be made to the hospice of your choice.


Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 7, 2009.

 

Georgianna Rebecca Broady      

WALLACE – Ms. Georgianna Rebecca Broady, 86, died May 4, 2009.

 
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 9 at Bethel United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


Ms. Georgianna was born April 30, 1923 to the late Sallie Broady and Jim Williams. A sound foundation was established with Christ through her membership at St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church in Rockingham, N.C. Later in life she moved to South Carolina, where she joined Bethel United Methodist Church in Wallace, where she remained a member.


She was preceded in death by three sisters, Annie Broady, Bernice Townsend, and Alberta Burney.


Surviving are Larry Ellerbe, Jr. of Wallace; five sisters, Margaret Moody of Brooklyn, N.Y., Anna Bloomfield of Wallace, Hattie Wilson (Woodrow) of Cheraw, Mary Lou Ewing of Rockingham, N.C., and Shirley Thomas (Mack) of Rockingham, N.C.; two brothers, Dan Broady and Dave Broady (Thelma) both of Rockingham, N.C.; also Mary Lee Leak of Wallace; and other relatives and friends.


Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 14, 2009.

 

Mary L. Sellers    

CHERAW – Mary L. Sellers, 61, died May 2, 2009.

 

Funeral services were May 8 at 4 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery.


Mary was born June 22, 1947 to the late John Hailey and Lizzie Sellers (Dan Sellers). She grew up in the Cash Community then moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. and worked 30 years as a home attendant. Later she came back to Cheraw and accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined Macedonia Baptist Church where she remained a member.

 
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Burns; three sisters, Bessie Scott, Sarah Sellers and Mary Jane McLendon; five brothers, Fred Sellers, Son John Hailey, Jack Hailey, Rivers Hailey, Sr. and Buster Haiely.


Surviving is a daughter, Carolyn Sellers; six grandchildren, Tahara Burns-Speight, Taona Sellers, Jamell Sellers, Angel McGilluary, Ian Burns and Kamora Sellers all of New York; four sisters, Katherine Hailey of Cheraw, Carrie Young of Hartsville, Maggie Hubbard of Bennettsville, and Rosa Emmanuel of Buffalo, N.Y.; four brothers, George Sellers and Nathaniel Sellers of Cheraw, Luther Sellers of Hartsville, and Joe Sellers of Farrell, Pa.; and other relatives and friends.


Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 14, 2009.

 

Jack Hailey      

CHERAW – Mr. Jack Hailey, 83, died April 29, 2009.


Funeral services were May 4 at 3 p.m. at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Jeffery Adams officiating. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery.


Jack was born June 5, 1925 to the late Mr. John and Lean Hailey. He grew up in the Cash Community where he also attended school. He later married Ida Hailey. He received Christ at an early age.


Jack’s building knowledge of remodeling and building can be seen throughout Cheraw and Cash Community. One of his greatest accomplishments was the construction of Grooms Funeral Home.


He was preceded in death by three brothers, Buster and Son Rivers Hailey, Sr., John Hailey, and a sister, Mary Jane McLendon.


Surviving is his loving wife, Ida Hailey; two children, Willie L. (Adam) Dixon of Hartsville and Donald (Lean) Brown of Timmonsville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Katherine Hailey, Mary L. Sellers both of Cheraw, Rosa Emmanuel of Buffalo, N.Y., Carrie Young of Hartsville, Maggie Hubbard of Bennettsville; a brother, Joe Lewis Sellers of Farrell, Pa.; and other relatives and friends.


Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 14, 2009.

 

Johnny Cecil “J.C.” Lowery    

WADESBORO, N.C. – Mr. Johnny Cecil “J.C.” Lowery died May 7, 2009.


Funeral services were at noon May 11 at Gum Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland. The Reverend Eddie Davis officiating. Burial was held in West Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.


Mr. Johnny Cecil Lowery was the son of the late Gilbert and Alice Patterson Lowery.

“J.C.” as he was affectionately known attended the Chesterfield County public school system. He retired as a shipping clerk from the Packaged Products, Charlotte, N.C. with 30 years of service. After his retirement, he joined the staff of Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. in 1993.

He was converted at an early age and joined the Gum Springs Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as the president of the gospel choir, chairman of the Deacon Board and attended Sunday school.


He was married to Catherine Ercelle Lowery and to this union, a child was born, Garry Orlando Lowery.


Surviving is his loving and devoted wife, Catherine E.L. Lowery; a son, Garry Orlando Lowery (Roslyn), Asheboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, LaKesha Lowery, Garry O. Lowery, Jr. and LaShonda Lowery; a brother, Julius Ray Lowery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Thelma Fobbs, Bethune; and other relatives and friends.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 14, 2009.

 

Katie Linton Burr    

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Katie Linton Burr, 83, died May 7, 2009.


Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 9, at Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Burial was held in Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.


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


Mrs. Burr was born Feb. 14, 1926 a daughter of the late Levander and Dolly Tucker Oliver. She was a graduate of Ruby High School and a retired employee of Chesterfield Webbing. Mrs. Burr was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and attended Douglas Mill Baptist Church.

Katie was also preceded in death by her first husband, Sandy Linton; a son, Wilson Lee Linton; a grandson, Richard Sellers; two brothers, David and Archie Oliver; and four sisters, Sarah Brock, Gwennie Buckles, Nezzie Tucker, and Cora Joplin.


Surviving is her husband, Lloyd Clinton Burr of the home; two sons, Tommy (Sherri) Linton of Chesterfield and Mickey (Frances) Linton of Pageland; a daughter, Sandra Gainey of Chesterfield; two stepsons, Wilson Burr and Lloyd Burr both of Chesterfield; a brother, Knowlton Oliver of Chesterfield; five grandchildren, Dennis Sellers, Sandy Sellers, Mitch Linton, Thomas Linton and Jarred Linton; two great-grandchildren, Tamra Sellers and Madison Linton.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 14, 2009.

 

Sarah Elizabeth Williams      

CHERAW – Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Williams, 76, died May 4, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 7, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.


Visitation was 2-3 p.m. May 7, prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mrs. Williams was born May 22, 1932 a daughter of the late James Willis and Amy Dixon Douglas. She was a retired employee of Glenn Manufacturing.


Sarah was married to the late William David Williams, and was also preceded in death by a son, William Lee Williams, and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Graham.


Surviving is a son, James David "Jay" Williams and wife, Fran of Winter Haven, Fla.; two daughters, Ernestine Young and husband, Jimmy of Winter Haven, Fla., and Sandy Ann Bowman of Cheraw; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 14, 2009.

 

Robert Lee Cash    

PATRICK – Mr. Robert Lee Cash, 54, died May 7, 2009.


Funeral services were May 10 at 2 p.m. at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Patrick. The Reverend Benjamin McLain officiating.


Mr. Robert was born June 8, 1954 to the late Viola Melton Cash Watson and James O. McCoy. He was a carpenter and enjoyed his work. He was a member of Mount Airy A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield.


He was preceded in death by four grandchildren, Quantez, La’Trina, Jamarrie and Ja’Keya Cash; a sister, Sarah Langeley and a brother, Franklin Cash.

 

Surviving is his loving wife of 32 years, Katrina S. Cash; a son Robert J. Cash (Cassandra), Chesterfield; two daughters, Katina L. Cash (Fredrick), Chesterfield and Teresa J. Cash, (Wendell), Patrick; five granddaughters, Shantel, Katrina, Sarah, Ashley and Shakira; two grandsons, Robert and Ja’Quavious; 10 sisters, Lillie Mae Melton, Chesterfield, Louise Moore (Donnie), Cheraw, Frances Wilson (John), Ruby, Patricia Joines (John), Rev. Diane Belk, (Clayton), Icy Douglas, (Anthony) all of Chesterfield, Annie Haynes (Fred), Jenie Dogier, Sue McCoit and Shirley Ethridge all of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Chester Lowery, Chesterfield and James McCoit of Charlotte, N.C.; five aunts, Sara Wilson, Mildred Miller, Helen Ratliff, Nancy Lindsey and Sylvia Almodovar all of Charlotte, N.C.; three uncles, Johnnie McCoy, Wilbert June McCoy, both of Chesterfield and Jimmie Heyward McCoy of Charlotte, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.


Flemming Funeral Home-Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 14, 2009.

 

Gerald Glenn Blalock    

JEFFERSON - Mr. Gerald Glenn Blalock, 60, died May 8, 2009.


Funeral services were May 12 at 2 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held at the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.


Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Mr. Blalock was born January 5, 1949 in Norwood, NC a son of Mattie Manor Blalock Sinclair and the late Christian Blalock. He was an employee of Screwmatics of S.C. and attended Antioch Baptist Church.


Surviving is his wife Penny Ann Rollings Blalock of the home; a son Jerry Rayfield, Lexington, NC; three daughters: Caitlin Blalock of the home; Tracy Renee Blalock, Mt. Pleasant, NC, and Mitzy Harrison, Albemarle, NC; mother and stepfather: Mattie and Ray Sinclair,Wadesboro, N.C.; one grandson: Michael Harrison, Albemarle, N.C; two brothers: C. P. Blalock, Norwood, N.C. and Eddie (Janice) Blalock, Albemarle, N.C.; one sister: Mary Jo (William) Potts, New London, N.C.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 14, 2009.

 

Christine Lynch Hensley    

CHERAW – Mrs. Christine Lynch Hensley, 83, died May 17, 2009

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Funeral services were at 11 a.m. May 19, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service


Mrs. Hensley was born Jan. 22, 1926 a daughter of the late Clifford and Bunnie Cedale Young Lynch. She was a former textile employee and a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Hensley enjoyed cooking and sharing her food with others. She was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church.


Christine was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Terry M. Hensley; a daughter, Joan Webster; a brother, Warren Lynch; and by two sisters, Betty Spence and Judy Ballew.


Surviving are two daughters, Brenda J. Dillard of the home and Vickie A. (Ricky) Gaskins of Chesterfield; Frankie Webster of Cheraw; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grand-children, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, James (Connie) Lynch of Myrtle Beach.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 21, 2009.

 

Bessie Leona Pressley Brock    

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Bessie Leona Pressley Brock, 91, died May 15, 2009.


Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 18, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery


Visitation was 4-6 p.m. May 17, at the funeral home.


Mrs. Brock was born Jan. 10, 1918 a daughter of the late W.W. and Sally Atkinson Pressley. She was a homemaker and member of Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Bessie was married to the late Samuel W. Brock and was also preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are two sons, James Vernon (Iva) Brock of Kannapolis, N.C., and Harold Dean (Lou) Brock of Richfield, N.C.; two daughters, Mary B. (Eddie) Terry of Rockingham, N.C., and Shirley Anne Barnes of the home; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: Agape Hospice of the Pee Dee, 204 Front Street, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 21, 2009.

 

J. Yates Brown    

CHERAW – Mr. J. Yates Brown, 76, died May 16, 2009.


Funeral services were at 4 p.m. May 19, at Forest Pine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 2-4 p.m. May 19, prior to the service at the church.

 

Mr. Brown was born Jan. 9, 1933 a son of the late Rev. Donald Austin Brown and Ella Frances Price Brown. He was a retired supervisor of Carolina Packaging, Inc. Mr. Brown was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of Forest Pine Freewill Baptist Church.


Yates was preceded in death by two sisters, and three brothers.


Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Mary B. Brown of the home; a daughter, Sheila R. Brown and fiancé, Eddie Lang of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Hailey J. Brown and companion, Brandon Linton of Cheraw and Jonathan Y. Brown of Cheraw; a sister, Laura Lattimore of Bishopville; three brothers, Racine Brown of Columbia, Donald P. Brown of Camden, and Maurice Brown of Greenville.

 

Memorials may be made to: Forest Pine Freewill Baptist Church, 7761 Teals Mill Rd. Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 21, 2009.

 

John William Justice, Jr.        

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – John William Justice, Jr. died May 14, 2009.

There will be a family graveside service at Old St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cheraw and a celebration of his life at the Siler City Country Club at a later date.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1923 to John W. Justice and Ellen Duvall Justice. He graduated from Cheraw High School and attended UCLA until he served in the United States Air Force stationed in Panama.

 He married Anne Farish Watlington on Dec. 8, 1951 and they raised their two children, Anne Farish Justice and John William Justice, III, in Camden and Cheraw while he was employed at Becker Sand and Gravel Company. Johnny and Farish moved to Siler City, N.C. in 1976 where he ran Southern Stone.

In 1984 he and his son purchased the company and renamed it Southern Aggregates. Johnny was very active throughout his life in numerous church, professional, and community organizations.

When he was young and during his married years in Cheraw, he was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church. He was a vestry member of Grace Episcopal Church when they lived in Camden and in Siler City. He was a lay reader and on the building committee for the new First United Methodist Church.

He returned to his Episcopal roots when he and Farish retired to Penick Village and served as an usher for Sunday services. And was well-respected on a national level in his industry. As a founding member of the American Precast Association he chaired many committees including convention and membership. He was very involved in the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association and made many lifelong friends throughout the country.

Perhaps his best-loved community service was through membership in Rotary International. He received a distinguished service citation, was a Paul Harris Fellow, served as District Governor from 1990-1991 and delighted in delivering the invocation most Mondays whether requested to or not.

His hobbies included his love of the outdoors with time spent hunting, fishing, and enjoying all water-related activities at his beloved Pawley’s Island, South Carolina with his friends Edward Royall and George Pitt Lachicotte (deceased). As the unofficial ambassador of all the places he lived in and loved he distributed hundreds of Pawley’s Island rope hammocks around the country.

In his later years he turned his love of cooking into creating the perfect popcorn at Penick.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Justice Nock and Sarah Justice Mann.

Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Farish Watlington Justice; daughters, Elizabeth Carson and Anne Farish Justice; his son, John William Justice, III and his wife, Donna; five grandchildren, Bill, Betsy and Nancy Hill and John William Justice, IV and Samford Watlington Justice; three great-grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Old St. David’s Episcopal Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520, the Siler City United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 212, Siler City, N.C. 27344 or Penick Village, P. O. Box 2001, Southern Pines, N.C. 28388.

Boles Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 21, 2009.

 

Yvonne Austion McBride    

PAGELAND – Yvonne Austin McBride, 59, died May 13, 2009.


Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. May 18 at New Arising Ministries, Jefferson. Bishop G.J. McIver, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


Yvonne was the daughter of the late Ben and Annie Francis Lockhart Austin born in Chesterfield County, South Carolina on March 22, 1950.


Yvonne was a member of the New Arising Ministries where she served as an Usher and on the Missionary Board. She also assisted with the church food bank ministry.


Surviving is her husband, Louis McBride; three sons, Andrew Austin (Teresa Reid), Michael Crawford and Louis McBride, Jr. all of Pageland; five daughters, Tameka Austin Lindsey (Jerell) of Monroe, N.C., Ida Mae Burns, Wanda Faye McBride (D.C.), Beverly Blakeney, Jennifer McBride (Robert) all of Pageland; two sisters, Wilma Austin and Annie Austin both of Pageland; three brothers, Randy Austin (Peggy), Gerald Austin (Mavis) and Roy Austin (Bobbie) all of Pageland; 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; a godson, Willie Harris of Pageland; also, Sutie Louallen of Lancaster and Darlene Haggins, Kershaw; and other relatives and friends.


Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 21, 2009.

 

Beverly Sue Griggs O’Neal     

LANCASTER – Mrs. Beverly Sue Griggs O’Neal, 66, died May 13, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. May 15, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Griggs Cemetery, Patrick.


Visitation was 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. O’Neal was born June 26, 1942 a daughter of the late John Wilson and Mary Lee Starling Griggs. She was a former employee of Springs Industries.


Beverly was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Jim Griggs; and by three sisters, Bill Winburn, Nellie Mae Huggins, and Sarah Lewis.


Surviving is her husband, Ernest Eugene O’Neal of the home; a son, Tony (Susan) O’Neal of Lancaster; a daughter, Tina (Tommy) Deese of Lancaster; a brother, John W. Griggs, Jr. of Williamston; two sisters, Lucille Riley of Patrick and Hazel Griggs of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Courtney Deese, Lanie O’Neal, and Lacie O’Neal.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 21, 2009.

 

Jean Raymond Bourque       

HARTSVILLE – Mr. Jean Raymond Bourque, 75,died May 13, 2009.

Mr. Bourque was born Sept. 25, 1933 a son of the late Frank Oliver Bourque and Beatrice Bourque. He attended the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and was an Artist. Mr. Bourque was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Jean enjoyed fixing things and making tools. He also loved music and enjoyed playing the cello.

Jean was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Bourque.

Surviving is his wife, Szari Lewis Bourque of the home; two daughters, Lauren Bourque of The Isle of Wight, UK and Haven Bourque and her husband, Kevin Dalley of Oakland, Ca.; also Jessica Slotkin and her husband, Christopher Donahue of Bloomsburg, Pa.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to: Paws and Claws, P.O. Box 386, 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, May 21, 2009.

 

Virgel Franklin Roddy, Jr.      

BOLIVIA – Virgel Franklin Roddy, Jr., 49, died May 18, 2009.


Memorial services were at 11 a.m. May 26 at First United Methodist Church in Cheraw. The Rev. Paul Wood officiating.


Virgel was born Feb. 24, 1960 to Virgel Franklin Roddy, Sr. and Harriett Brasington Roddy. He was a retired pipe fitter and welder.


Surviving are his children Rose Roddy of Monroe and Frankie Roddy of Monroe, N.C., Jonathon Roddy and Elizabeth Roddy of Greenville; a brother, Jasper Roddy and wife, Kim of Cheraw; two sisters, Clytie Roddy Nolan of Shallotte, and his twin sister, Fran Holden and husband, Barry of Shallotte; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: Virgel Franklin Roddy, Jr. memorial fund c/o First United Methodist Church, 117 3rd Street, Cheraw, S.C. or any First Citizens Bank in South Carolina.

Peacock-Newman & White Funeral and Cremation Service of Southport, N.C. was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 28, 2009.

 

Emmie Chapman Griggs       

SOCIETY HILL – Emmie Chapman Griggs, 70, died May 19, 2009.

Funeral services were held May 22 at 5 p.m. at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 21, at Kiser Funeral Home.


Emmie was a daughter of the late Russell and Elsie Thomas Chapman. She was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill. She served on the Committee for Children’s Programs in the church and taught Sunday school for many years.


Surviving is her husband, Robert E. Griggs of Society Hill; sons, Kevin Griggs of Society Hill, and Jeffrey (Kristen) Griggs of Hartsville; grandchildren, Jackson Nesmith Griggs and Margaret Emily Griggs both of Hartsville; a brother, Bobby R. Chapman of Society Hill; and a sister, Mary Chapman Brazell of Cheraw.


Memorials may be made to: Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Children’s Program Fund, PO Box 28, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 28, 2009.

 

Elvira Wilson Fleming    

PATRICK – Elvira Wilson Fleming, 69, died May 17, 2009.


Funeral services were held May 23 at 3 p.m. at Mount Mary Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in the Drucilla AME Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.


Elvira Wilson Fleming was born on April 4, 1940 to the late John Grecian Wilson and Lizzie Ellerbe Wilson.


Under the influence of a Christian home, she was baptized and joined the Macedonia Baptist Church, Cheraw at the age of 11. She served for many years at the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield, and later became a member of the Mount Mary Baptist Church.


Elvira attended school in Cheraw. On March 6, 1955 she was united into holy matrimony to the late Preston Gartharie Fleming, Jr. To this union, six children were born, Davida, Alvin, Rhonda, Dail, Gail, John Preston and Alicia. Elvira was a devoted wife and mother who adored her late husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Surviving are her children, Davida Kenley of Virginia Beach, Va., Alvin Fleming of Chesterfield, Rhonda Fleming of Irvington, N.J., Dail McNeil of Germantown, MD, Gail Blake of Rockhill, John Preston Fleming and Alicia Fleming both of Chesterfield; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; also Ron Kenley, Sr. and James Blake, Jr., Edith McFarlan of Hartley, DE, Eddie Campbell Jr., and Daniel McFarlan; a brother, Jessie James, Jr. and his loving wife, Norma Jean of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.


Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 28, 2009.

 

Eugene Seegars Sr.    

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Eugene Seegars Sr., died May 14, 2009.


Funeral services were held May 22 at 3 p.m. at Faith Memorial Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.


Eugene Seegars, Sr. “Gene”,was born to the late James “Cuda “ and Ola Mae Teal Seegars and raised in Pageland.


He spent the majority of his adult life in Charlotte, N.C. He was a skilled concrete finisher, and crane operator for 41 years. He was also a cab driver for Yellow and Crown Cab services for well over 40 years. Eugene began his Christian life at the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C. and was a member of Faith Memorial Baptist Church where he served on the Trustee Board and was a member of the MaleTones Choir until the time of his death. Eugene loved his church and serving God.


He was preceded in death by a grand-daughter, Iyanla Seegars, a loving daughter-in-law, Thias Seegars, a niece, Jessica Elizabeth Seegars and two older brothers, James and Curtis Seegars.


Surviving are two daughters, Katrina Seegar and Kimberly Seegars; three sons, Eugene Seegars, Jr., Kenneth Seegars, and Eugene Smith, all of Charlotte, N.C.; grandsons, Kiante’ Seegars, Brandon Bailey, Eugene Seegars III, and Krishna Seegars; granddaughters, Sharika Smith, and Karen Nicole Smith, all of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Kianni Seegars of Atlanta, Ga., and A.J. Mills of Charlotte, N.C.; five sisters, Mrs. Bernice Lavigne, Mrs. Minnie Lee Mungo, Mrs. Lela Cureton, Mrs. Alma Appling, (Eugene), and Ms. Elizabeth Seegars all of Charlotte, N.C.; also Ora Stinson of Charlotte, N.C. ; and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home in Pageland was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 28, 2009.

 

Promila Mehra      

CHERAW – Promila Mehra, 71, died May 24, 2009.


Funeral services were May 27 at 2 p.m. at McDougald Funeral Home in Laurinburg, N.C.

Promila was the retired owner of Big Apple Fashion and Janice Circle Mobile Home Park.

Surviving are her siblings, Arun Mehra, Ajay Mehra, Anita Mehra, Neelma Behl, also Surender David.


Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 4, 2009.

 

Margaret Robinson “Libby” Haire      

WALLACE – Margaret Robinson “Libby” Haire, 75, died May 30, 2009.


Funeral services were June 2 at 3 p.m. at Faith Fellowship Church with burial in Whites Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.


The family received friends Mon. 6-8 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.

Margaret is the daughter of the late Liston and Blanche Nettles Robinson. She was a homemaker and member of Faith Fellowship Church.


Surviving is her daughter, Candy H. Coker and her husband, Jim of Cheraw; and grandson, Timmy Clinkscales of Cheraw.

 

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 4, 2009.

 

Thelma Scott      

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Mrs. Thelma Scott, 68, died May 22, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 28 at Grooms Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating.


Thelma was born Jan. 6, 1941 to the late Vera and Willie Wilson. She attended Cheraw public schools. At an early age she joined Macedonia Baptist Church in the Cash Community. She sang in the junior choir. In 1959, she relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y. where she joined Canaan Baptist Church. She sang in the senior choir, worked and supported her mother and sibling back home. After several years in Brooklyn, N.Y. she married her childhood sweetheart Roy. She retired from Effanbee Doll Corporation in 2004.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Scott, Sr.; two sisters, Lucille McClendon and Bessie Cosom; four brothers, Willie Lee Wilson, James Wilson, Frank Wilson and Sonny Wilson.


Surviving are two sons, Roy Scott, Jr. and Russell Scott of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sisters, Ursalee Johnson of Cheraw, Agnes (David) Jefferson of Bethune, and Barbara (Thurman) Kearney of Cheraw; four brothers, John (Lizzie) Wilson, Thomas (Dorothy) Wilson and Eugene (Lavine) Wilson and Henry Wilson all of Cheraw; five grandchildren all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.


Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 4, 2009.

 

Shanethia LaDedra Baker    

PAGELAND – Shanethia LaDedra Baker, 19, died May 26, 2009.


Funeral services were May 30 at 3 p.m. at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland. The Reverend James Thomas, officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


Shanethia was the daughter of Jonell and Henry Threatt and Timothy McManus born March 20, 1990. She joined the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She was an Issiserette for a few years and became captain of the drill/step team for Al-Bar Court #168. Shanethia was a Central High School graduate Class of 2008. She continued her education at the Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw, where she was majoring in Physical Therapy.

Shanethia was a loving and caring person who loved her daughter Saniya very much. She also enjoyed family gatherings and taking cruises with her family. Shanethia was a joyful person always making others laugh with the stories she shared with them.

 
Surviving are her parents; a daughter, Saniya Nicole Baker-Miller; two sisters, Deneshia Tyson of the home and Andrea McManus, Marshville, N.C.; a brother,


Timothy McManus, Jr., Pageland; two aunts, Phyllis (Anthony) Miller and Patricia Baker both of Pageland; two uncles, Curtis Baker and Jay Baker both of Pageland; grandparents, Charles Blakeney, Jay Price both of Pageland and Howard and Betty Threatt, Alton, N.C., Betty McManus, Jefferson; also, Nickolas Miller of Jefferson; a god mother, Michelle Hasty of Columbia; and other relatives and friends.


Shanethia was preceded in death by two grandparents, Virginia Lee Baker and Greene Charlie McManus.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 4, 2009.

 

Walter Sellers    

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Walter Sellers, 92, died May 28, 2009.


Graveside services were at 2 p.m. May 30, at Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.


Visitation was 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, prior to the service.


Mr. Sellers was born June 7, 1916, a son of the late Dock and Lou Tucker Sellers. He was a retired employee with the S.C. Department of Transportation and a U.S. Army Veteran.


Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Tucker Sellers; two sons, Bernis and Randy Sellers; a daughter, Louise Melton, and by three sisters.


Surviving are four sons, Billy (Nita) Tucker of New London, N.C., Curtis (Violet) Sellers, Dan Junior (Debbie) Sellers, and Danny Sellers, all of Chesterfield; two daughters, Shelby (Joel) Hodge and Peggy Hoffman both of Chesterfield; 23 grandchildren and several great-grand-children and great-great-grandchildren.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 4, 2009.

 

Richard H. Tucker      

Mt. CROGHAN – Mr. Richard H. Tucker, 63, died June 1, 2009.


Funeral services were at 4 p.m. June 4, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 3, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.


Mr. Tucker was born Nov. 29, 1945 a son of the late James Woodrow and Jessie Clara Rivers Tucker. He was a graduate of Pageland High School Class of 1964, and was a building contractor and brick mason. Mr. Tucker was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the 101st Airborne Rangers. He was a member of the Mt. Croghan - Ruby American Legion Post 134 and the Mt. Croghan Baptist Church. Richard was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed being with his friends at Moore's Drive-In.


Surviving is his wife, Brenda Sprinkle Tucker of the home; a son: Jason R. (Marcia) Tucker of Mt. Croghan; a daughter: Rosalind T. (Johnny) Johnson of Mt. Croghan; two grandchildren: Justin and Anna Lindsey of Mt. Croghan; three brothers, Clifton Tucker and Tommy Tucker of Mt. Croghan, and Gerald Tucker of Matthews, N.C.; and a sister, Janice Thaxton of Monroe, N.C.


Memorials may be made to: Mt. Croghan Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727; or Mt. Croghan - Ruby American Legion Post 134, c/o Mr. J.B. Campbell, 502 El Rosso Rd., Ruby, S.C., 29741; or to the Ruby - Mt. Croghan Fire Department, P.O. Box 8, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 4, 2009.

 

Boyce Henry Shaw    

WALLACE – Mr. Boyce Henry Shaw, 80, died May 29, 2009.


Funeral services were at 11 a.m. June 1, at True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


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

Mr. Shaw was born Sept. 18, 1928 a son of the late James Calvin and Annie Lee Shankle Shaw. He was a retired employee of Burlington Industries with 28 years of service and a former member of the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Shaw was a member of the True Gospel Emmanuel Holiness Church. Boyce was also an avid fisherman and loved auctions and flea markets.

Boyce was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Sarah Chavis Shaw; four brothers, Phil, James C., Lewis, and Robert Lee Shaw; and by two sisters, Arita Wilkes and Annie Belle English.


Surviving are three sons, Randy (Pam) Shaw of Chesterfield, James "Frankie" (Rhonda) Shaw of Wallace, and Larry (Kay) Shaw of Gadsden, Ala.; a brother, Mitchell "Pee Wee" (Saundra) Shaw of Wallace; two sisters, Lillian Hayer of Kannapolis, N.C., and Ethel Rainwater of Rockingham, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grand-children.


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


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 4, 2009.

 

David Charles Thompson      

CHERAW – David Charles Thompson, 54, died June 2, 2009.


Funeral services were held June 4, at 4 p.m. at Old St. David's Church with burial in the church cemetery.


He was the son of Mary Collins Thompson Hilliard and the late Ward Thompson. He worked in construction and shared his talents with his friends and family. He was a avid history buff and enjoyed the annual civil war renactments held in Cheraw every year. He was a member of St Peter's Catholic Church and attended the Catholic School.


Surviving is his mother, Mary Collins Hilliard of Cheraw; a brother, Douglas Thompson; two sisters, Rose Marie “Cookie” Herndon and Susan Lang all of Cheraw; also Jenifer Lang, Jason Lang, Jack Thompson, Daniel Teal, and Matthew Teal currently serving in Iraq.

 
Memorials may be made to: Paws and Claws P.O. Box 386 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, June 11, 2009.

 

Pearl Powell Smith      

BURLINGTON, N.C. – Mrs. Pearl Powell Smith died June 4, 2009.


Memorial services were held June 7 at the Elon Community Church at 1:30 p.m. Friends were received following the service in the church Parish House.


The family received visitors at Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington, June 6, 6-8 p.m.


She was the devoted wife to the late William Poole “Bill” Smith. She was a loving and devoted mother to Susan Finch McKeown (Mark McKeown) and Ann Finch Lee (Allen Lee) and a caring and dedicated grandmother to Robert William Ellstrom, Haley Powell McKeown, Addison Taylor McKeown, Margaret Chandler Lee, Jonathan Edward Lee and Benjamin Allen Lee.

Pearl graduated Magna Cum Laude from Flora MacDonald College. She dedicated her professional career to both education and project management for Lucent Tech-nologies, where she retired. After Pearl retired, she spent countless hours volunteering at the Alamance Regional Cancer Center.


Memorials may be made to: The Alamance County Regional Cancer Center, 1236 Huffman Mill Rd # 120, Burlington, N.C. 27215, the Hospice Home of Alamance Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215 or to the Building Fund of Elon Community Church, 271 N. Williamson Ave., Elon, N.C. 27244.


Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 11, 2009.

 

Walker L. "Red" Polson      

CHERAW – Mr. Walker L. "Red" Polson, 74, died June 4, 2009.


Funeral services were at 2 p.m. June 6, at Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Evans -Robeson-Spencer Cemetery.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 5, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.


Mr. Polson was born Aug. 3, 1934 a son of the late Walker and Lucille Jordan Polson. He was a painting contractor with Polson Brother's Painting for 50 years. Mr. Polson was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Red was an avid racing fan and car enthusiast.

Red was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Ray Graves, and by a brother, Otis L. Polson.

Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Sarah Davis Polson of the home; two sons, Timothy L. Polson and Samuel E. Polson of Cheraw; a daughter, Rebecca Polson Teal of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Brittany Ann Polson and Nina Rebecca Teal; a brother, Lennis (Louise) Polson of Chesterfield, and other relatives and friends.

 

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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 11, 2009.

 

 Mickey Lee "Mick" Steen      

MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Mickey Lee "Mick" Steen, 46, died June 6, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 8, at Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Visitation was 3-5 p.m. June 7, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.


Mr. Steen was born Jan. 25, 1963 a son of Bessie Mae Wallace Steen and the late Grover Steen. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Mick was an avid animal lover and enjoyed riding horses and fishing.


Surviving is his mother, Bessie Mae Steen of the home; four brothers, Don (Bonnie) Steen, Danny (Julie) Steen, and Randy (Mary) Steen all of Mt. Croghan, and Basil Steen of the home; four sisters, Joan Baker and Betty (Roy) Laney both of Pageland, Wanda (Dock) Donahue of Mt. Croghan, and Gloria (Fred) Dennis of Marshville, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 11, 2009.

 

Ernest Theodore “Ted  Mickleberry    

CHERAW – Ernest Theodore “Ted” Mickleberry, 87, died June 1, 2009.

 

Funeral services followed at 1 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.


The family received friends from noon to 1 p.m. June 3, in the parlor of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw.


He was the son of the late William Moore and Ida Jordan Mickleberry. He was the widower of Louise McDonald to whom he was married for 52 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Radford High School, Radford, Va., attended Bluefield College in Va., and was a US Navy World War II Veteran. He was a Life Member of The Grand Lodge Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina and an active member of the First Methodist Church of Cheraw. He enjoyed all types of sports, especially USC Gamecock football, golf, music, and traveling.


Surviving are his children Brian (Carolyn) Mickleberry of Cheraw, and Nancy Mickleberry of Greensboro, N.C.; grand-children Jena (Brad) Mickleberry Martin of Columbia, Jordan Mickleberry of Cheraw, and Jessica Mickleberry of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, Inc., 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, June 11, 2009.

 

Edgar Lacoste McIver      

CHERAW – Edgar Lacoste McIver, 67, died May 30, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 5, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.


Edgar was born June 12, 1941 to the late Willie and Ester Williams McIver. He was baptized at an early age and joined Wesley United Methodist Church, where he sang in the youth choir. He was attended Cheraw public schools: Robert Smalls Elementary, Coulter Memorial Academy and Long High School where he graduated with honors in 1958 as a member of the National Honor Society.


The McIver Boys were known in Cheraw for their academic prowess, innate intelligence and astute analytical ability. In the Last Will and Testament of the Class of 1958 Long High School during Commencement Exercises, Edgar willed his scientific ability to Samuel Sanders. He also played alto saxophone on the school band winning the “Most Improved Award”.


After graduation, Edgar moved to New York City where he graduated from a technical institute qualifying him to become a dry cleaner’s specialist. He also attended South Carolina State College and studied science. He was a lifetime learner.


Surviving are his brothers, Thomas (Thalitha) Warren of New York, Dr. William (Edna) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rev. Leslie and Atty. Winston (Marjorie) of Conway, and Mr. Frank of Charlotte, N.C.; 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, June 18, 2009.

 

Hanson Powe McIntosh      

CHERAW – Hanson Powe McIntosh, 89, died May 25, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. May 29 at Reid’s Memorial Chapel, Cheraw. The Rev. Anthony Waymeyers officiating. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.


Hanson was born Oct. 6, 1919 to the late Laura Powe and Willie McIntosh. His early education was in the public schools of Cheraw. In 1936, he moved to Wilmington, DE where he graduated from Howard High School in 1938. In 1944, he enlisted in the army and received numerous citations including Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged with rank of sergeant in 1946.


In 1950, he married Claudia Harrington. After Claudia’s death, Hanson married Florence (Flossie) Bruce and moved from Philadelphia to Danville, Va. He and Flossie loved spending time together entertaining friends and family. Mr. McIntosh was an avid sports fan and also loved jazz music. In 1979, he retired from Irvin Sclan Lady’s Garment Industry.


He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marion “Mack”, Jerome “Rommey”, Frank, Willie “Pepper” and his sisters, Margaret, Pearl, and Gertrude.

 
Surviving is a sister, Vereen (James) Wilson of Cheraw; 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, June 18, 2009.

 

Carroll Joseph Garvin                                                                                             

CHERAW – Carroll Joseph Garvin, 68, died May 28, 2009.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 2 at The Cheraw Community Center. Burial was held in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.


Carroll was born May 27, 1941 to the late Rufus and Pearlie Mae Garvin. Cal graduated from Long High School, Florence-Darlington Technical College. He was drafted into the Army after high school and served in the Vietnam War. He worked at different industries after the military and as a tool and dye machinist at INA Bearing. He later was self-employed as owner of Garvin Janitorial Service. His specialty was in hardwood floors.

 

He received his early Christian training and was baptized and became a member of Robinson Zion AME Church where he served on the Trustee Board and as a musician. He later dedicated his life to Jehovah as a Jehovah Witness in the Cheraw Congregation.


Cal’s favorite words were, “yes in deed” and “fine super fine”. He was married to Mary J. Wright on Jan. 2, 1966.


Surviving is his wife, Mary; children, Larry Watts of Cheraw, Maxine (Douglas) Good of Chandler, AZ and Carroll J. Garvin, Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Brenton Good, Shatoya Garvin, Deja Good, Marcus Good, Sharneice Pegues, and Adam Garvin; two great-grands, Sha’Nyiah Garvin and Taniya Davis; sisters, Frances (Robert) Short, Brenda (Calvin) Ford, Fredia (William) Norcott; brothers, Rufus (Frances) Garvin, Jr. and Andrea (Denise) Garvin; an aunts and uncles, Leona Byrd, Matt Garvin, Foster Garvin, Bertha Lee James 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, June 18, 2009.

 

Thornton Thomas Brown, Jr.    

CHERAW – Thornton Thomas Brown, Jr., 89, died May 30, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.


Thornton was born May 10, 1920 to the late Hattie and Thornton T. Brown, Sr. Around the time “Buddy” turned six years old, the Brown’s with Fair Mae, his sister moved to Hamlet, N.C. He attended public schools and became a star basketball player on his high school team. Upon graduation, he decided he wanted his family to prosper, so he increased his age so he could become employed by the Seaboard Coastline Railroad Company.


As people move and travel, somehow Cheraw’s Coulter Academy (their famed women’s basketball team) and one Mildred Corrine White came across his path. To this union came an only son, Thornton T. (Buster) Brown, III. As years forwarded, so did energetic Buddy. He joined the U.S. Armed Forces during the World War II era as a transportation specialist and afterwards was honorably discharged. He returned to railroad work as a waiter and Pullman porter on Amtrak, where he retired after 41 years of service. He was a member of the Johnson-Lane American Legion Post #214.


Buddy joined the church and attended most of his life. He led positions in Wesley United Methodist Church in the choir, on an administrative board and always a part of the Wesley’s Men’s Group. For the past several years, Buddy had resided and been cared from in Washington, D.C. by his son, Buster.


Surviving is his son, Thornton T. Brown, III; a sister, Fair Mae LeGall; grand-children, Thornton T. Brown, IV and Bryanna Mehgan Brown of Atlanta, Celestine Brabble of Atlanta, Ga. and Dr. Elizabeth Brabble of Lanham, MD; and other relatives and friends.


Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 18, 2009.

 

Elease Brigman Cassidy    

PATRICK – Mrs. Elease Brigman Cassidy, 73, died June 12, 2009.


Funeral services were at 4 p.m. June 15, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.


Visitation was 3-4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.


Mrs. Cassidy was born Oct. 15, 1935 a daughter of the late Doss B. and Viola Jones Brigman. She was a homemaker.


Elease was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Cassidy; five brothers, Willie, Rev. Allen, Blease, Sandy, and Doss Brigman, Jr.; and by two sisters, Ellen Tolson and Cora Lee Goodson.

Surviving is an adopted daughter, Linda Weatherford of the home; a brother, Carl L. (Lottie) Brigman of West Columbia; 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, June 18, 2009.

 

Ronnie J. Crowley     

PATRICK – Mr. Ronnie J. Crowley, 58, died June 11, 2009.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. June 14, at Bay Springs Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 13, at the home in Patrick.


Mr. Crowley was born Dec. 18, 1950 a son of the late Moore and Ethelyne Wilkerson Crowley. He was a retired carpenter.


Ronnie was preceded in death by a brother Jack Crowley.


Surviving is his companion, Kathy Wallace of the home and her sons, Casey and Jamie Spradley of Patrick and six grandchildren; four brothers, Billy (Hilda) Crowley of Hartsville, Kenneth (Sylvia) Crowley of Patrick, Jimmy (Cheryl) Crowley of Piedmont, and twin brother, Donnie (Sandra) Crowley of Patrick; a sister, Barbara (Maury) Feinstein of El Paso, TX; and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to: Bay Springs Baptist Church, 1888 Bay Springs Church Road, 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, June 18, 2009.

 

Sarah Luvenia Deese    

PAGELAND – Miss Sarah Luvenia Deese, 76, died June 12, 2009.


Graveside services were at 11 a.m. June 16, at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Miss Deese was born April 25, 1933, a daughter of the late Ruth Mae Deese. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church.


Sarah was preceded in death by her sister, Elsie D. Evans.


Surviving are her siblings, Richard (Rhonda) Evans of Lancaster and Danny (Annette) Evans of Ruby, Dell E. Rivers of Pageland, Walter Evans of Ruby; an uncle, Harold E. (Betty) Deese of Mt. Croghan; 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, June 18, 2009.

 

Eddie Carl Johnson      

CHERAW – Mr. Eddie Carl Johnson, 54, died June 12, 2009.


Memorial services were at 4 p.m. June 14, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield.

 

The family received friends immediately following the service.


Mr. Johnson was born June 14, 1954 a son of the late Olin Leslie and Myrtle Furr Johnson. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School, Class of 1972.Mr. Johnson was a former employee of Ina Bearing with 25 years of service and also a former employee of Musashi. Eddie enjoyed coaching baseball and football, and also fishing and camping on the river.



Surviving is his wife, Phyllis Suggs Johnson of the home; two sons, Kaleb (Christie) Johnson of Camden, and Josh Johnson of the home; a brother, Sonny Johnson of Wadesboro, N.C.; a sister, Linda (Lubert) White of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Aubreigh and Chandler Johnson
step-grandchildren: Caitlyn and Corleigh Pandolph


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 the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 18, 2009.

 

Everette Miller, Jr    

JEFFERSON – Everette Miller, Jr, 77, died June 9, 2009.


Funeral Services were at 3 p.m. June 14, at Hopewell United Methodist Church
Jefferson. The Rev. Charles S. Branch, Sr. officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Everette Miller, Jr. was born on Jan. 25, 1932 to the late Everette, Sr. (Bud) and Dora Williams Miller (Laid).


Everette known to family and friends as Seal or Seal Test was a loving and caring individual. He attended the Chesterfield County school system. He worked as a mechanic at the Oliver’s Tire Service for many years serving the Jefferson and Pageland communities. He later laid the belt down as a mechanic to work with Mr. Leroy Lockhart in upholstery and also with Mr. Leon Carver, Sr. in electronics.

 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Miller; a sister, Ethel McMillan; four brothers, Willie, Billy, Jimmy Miller and Carson Williams.


Surviving is his wife, Nancy Miller of Bronx, N.Y.; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Miller of Bronx, N.Y.; two sons, Darryl Miller of Bronx, NY and Elton (Ella) Miller, Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren, Tameka and Shaniqua Miller both of Bronx, N.Y., Christopher Miller, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ryan Miller, Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Elloree Pittman of Waxhaw, N.C., Mae Nora Hough and Nancy Baker both of Jefferson; an uncle, Nathaniel Miller of Jefferson; other relatives and friends.


Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 18, 2009.

 

Charles “Cowboy” Ray Rivers    

SOCIETY HILL – Charles “Cowboy” Ray Rivers, 64, died June 8, 2009.


Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. June 12, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. Burial will be in the Latter Day Saints Cemetery, Society Hill.


He was a son of Mary C. Covington of and Bruce H. (Virginia) Rivers. He was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill. He was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam Veteran. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, carpentry and painting.


Surviving is his daughter, Robin Lear of Cheraw; his parents; brothers, Eddie (Brenda) Rivers of Bennettsville, Jerry (Myra) Rivers of Dillon; a sister, Susan R. Gaskins of Wallace; and two grandchildren, Chloe and Ryan; and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to: Society Hill Rescue Squad, PO Box 291, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 18, 2009.

 

Terrie Michelle McManus Sowell    

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Terrie Michelle McManus Sowell, 41, died June 7, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 12, at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland. The Reverend James Thomas officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


Mrs. Sowell was born on July 24, 1967 to Woodrow and Margaret Miller McManus. She attended the Chesterfield County public school system and graduated from Central High School in 1985. She later met and married Bernard Sowell.


Terrie joined Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and later moved her membership to Hope Family Worship Center, Pageland.


Terrie was a homemaker and a devoted mother. Some of her interest were serving the Lord, being around her family and babysitting her nieces and nephews. She devoted most of her time as a caregiver to her family.


Terrie was preceded in death by her grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Jazel Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Sandford McManus.


Surviving is her husband, Bernard Sowell; her parents, Woodrow and Margaret McManus; a daughter, Britney (Martell) Ruben of Cheraw; a son, Joshua Sowell of the home; four sisters, Tina McManus of Round Rock, TX, Tracie McManus of Pageland, Michelle Drakeford, Charlotte, N.C. and Rachelle Drakeford of Plymouth, MN; a brother, Melvin Lockhart of Charlotte, N.C.; a step granddaughter, Taniya Ruben; also Bessie Duffie, Angelus, Audra Sowell of Jefferson; and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 18, 2009.

 

Robert Edward "T - Bird" Taylor    

ANDERSON – Mr. Robert Edward "T - Bird" Taylor, 50, died June 9, 2009.


Funeral services were at 10 a.m. June 13, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland.


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


Mr. Taylor was born April 27, 1959 a son of the late John Washington Taylor, II and Margaret Lucille Sharpe Taylor. He was an auto mechanic.


Surviving is a son, Robbie Taylor of Anderson; a daughter, Melissa Taylor of Anderson; three brothers, John W. (Ruth) Taylor, III of York, Ricky (Peggy) Taylor of Pageland, and Billy Taylor of Clover; and two sisters, Eunice Moore of Barnwell and Teresa (Faron) Lee of Andrews.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 18, 2009.

 

Mrs. Louise Crepps Adams Shaver    

WADESBORO, N.C. – Mrs. Louise Crepps Adams Shaver, 81, died June 15, 2009.

Funeral services will be (TODAY) at 11 a.m. June 18, in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with Rev. Norm Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.


The family greeted friends June 17, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Louise was born Dec. 9, 1917, a daughter of the late James Dunlap and Josie Belle Goodwin Crepps. She was retired from the textile industry and was a member of Olivet United Methodist Church.


She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ernest W. Adams and Eugene Shaver, by her daughter and infant son, Lana Carole Britton and James Patrick Adams, and by her sisters, Edna Hooker and Margaret Wilks.


Surviving are her sons, Ernest W. Adams, Jr. of Chesterfield, Gary H. Adams of Mt. Gilead and Michael D. Adams of Elizabeth, Pa.; her brother and sister, J.D. Crepps of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Beverly Ruddock of Morven, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grand-children.

Leavitt Funeral Home of Wadesboro, N.C. was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 18, 2009.

 

C. L. “Rocky” Brown III    

PATRICK – Mr. C. L. "Rocky" Brown, III, 56, died June 15, 2009.


Funeral services were at 5 p.m. June 18, at Patrick Presbyterian Church. Burial was held in Patrick Cemetery.


Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 17, at Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mr. Brown was born Dec. 18, 1952 a son of C.L. Brown, Jr. and Clara Mae Perdue Brown. He was a truck driver with Piedmont Sand Company and a member of Patrick Presbyterian Church.


Surviving is his fiancée, Pat Griggs of Ruby; three daughters, Shasta Brown of Trenton, Cynthia Miltner of Dade, Fla., and Miranda Brown of Edgefield; parents, C.L., Jr. and Clara Mae Brown of Patrick; four sisters, Diane Brigman of Patrick, Harriet Bailey and husband, Claude of Cheraw, Elaine Rivers of Patrick, and Teresa "Chic" Polson and husband, Ernie of Patrick; three grandchildren, Lacey, Lexy, and Noah; and other relatives and friends.


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


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 25, 2009.

 

Margaret Black Bell    

GREENWOOD – Mrs. Margaret Black Bell, of Greenwood, 90, June 19, 2009.


A memorial service will be held (TODAY), June 25, at 11:30 a.m., at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chesterfield, conducted by the Rev. Rebecca J. Huguley and the Rev. Janie Blakely.


Born Sept. 8, 1918, she was the last surviving child of Arthur Lindsay and Lindsay Clark Black.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters, and by her husband, Waldo Emerson Bell.


Mrs. Bell attended the Cotton Belt School, York High School, and Flora McDonald College, Class of 1941. From 1950 to 1991, she lived in Chesterfield where she was employed by the Chesterfield Public Schools and later the Chesterfield County Department of Social Services, from which she retired in 1984. She was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Talk "n" Tally Bridge Club.


In 1991, she moved to the Wesley Commons Retirement Community in Greenwood. She became an associate member of Main Street United Methodist Church and a member of the Tulip Garden Club, and served on the Wesley Commons Residents Council. As long as her health permitted, she enjoyed frequent visits with friends and family back in Chesterfield and York.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters, and by her husband, Waldo Emerson Bell.


Surviving are two sons, Emerson Bell of Charlotte, N.C. and David Lindsay Bell and his wife, Hunter McClintock Bell of Greenwood, and by her granddaughter, Anne-Miller Bell also of Greenwood.


Memorials may be made to: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 West Main Street, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709-1516 or Wesley Commons, lll0 Marshall Road, Greenwood, S.C. 29646-4216.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 25, 2009.

 

Vinson Gulledge    

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Mr. Vinson Gulledge, 70, died June 20, 2009.


Funeral services were at 2 p.m. June 23, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby.


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


Mr. Gulledge was born Oct. 11, 1938, a son of the late Fred Hampton and Laura Cleo Jordan Gulledge. He was a graduate of Ruby High School and attended Wingate College. Vinson was a retired employee of Pillowtex and a former member of the S.C. National Guard. He was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church.


Vinson was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Allison Gulledge, a son, Allison Vinson Gulledge, Jr. and by a sister Louise G. Lee.


Surviving is his wife, Avis Boatwright Gulledge of the home; a son, Tony Gulledge of the home; a daughter, Priscilla Corzine of the home; two grandchildren, Rob and Robin Corzine of Kannapolis, N.C.; two brothers, Samuel F. (Evelyn) Gulledge of Lake Norman, NC and Van S. (Delores) Gulledge of Columbia; and other relatives and friends.


Memorials may be made to: Cross Roads Baptist Church "Building Fund" 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29709.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 25, 2009.

 

Junior Outlaw      

WALLACE – Junior Outlaw, 71, June 15, 2009.


Funeral services were held at noon, June 18, at Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.


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

He was a son of the late Edwin LeVan and Eva May Boatwright Outlaw. He was the widower of Margaret “Lib” Outlaw. And was a member of Wallace Baptist Church, Wallace. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and watching westerns.


Surviving are his sons, Ronald (Joyce) Outlaw of Charlotte, N.C., Donald Outlaw of Deluth, Ga., Berri Outlaw of Wallace; brothers, Larry (Marie) Outlaw of Oxford, MS, Jeff (Betty) Outlaw of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Ernestine Barnes of Ocean Isle, N.C., and Minnie (Frank) Hatcher of Florence; grandchildren, Kimberly Outlaw and Maggie Outlaw both of Wallace, Leif (Kim) Outlaw of Summerville, and a grandchild on the way.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife listed above, also, a daughter, Kimberly Outlaw, and a sister, Lois Layton.


Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 275 Forest Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or The American Heart Association, 181 E. Evans Street, BTC-009 Suite 200, Florence, S.C. 29506.


Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 25, 2009.

 

Robert J. “Bob” Hancock, Sr.                                                                                         MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Robert J. "Bob" Hancock, Sr. 73, died June 16, 2009.


Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 18, at Cross Roads Baptist Church Family Life Center. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Visitation was 1-3 p.m. June 18, prior to the service in the Family Life Center.


Mr. Hancock was born Dec. 7, 1935 a son of the late Wade Hampton and Ella Cornelia Allen Hancock. He was a retired employee of Klopman Mills and a Farmer. Mr. Hancock was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, member of the building and grounds committee, and was very instrumental in the planning and building of the Family Life Center. Bob was an avid fisherman and gardener.


Bob was preceded in death by four brothers, Willie Ray, Levoid "Pete", Wade Junior, and Charlie Frank Hancock.


Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Thalia Rivers Hancock of the home; a son, Robert J. (Dorothy) Hancock, Jr. of Mt. Croghan; two daughters, Vanessa (David) Brewer and Barbara (Harry) Adams both of Pageland; seven grandchildren, Chasity Moore, Kelly and Bobby Crook, Abby and Stacy Brewer, and Rusty and Stephany Hancock; two great-grandchildren, Wesley Deese and Natalie Duncan.


Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or to Cross Roads Baptist Church "Building Fund" 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.


Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 25, 2009.

 

Angela Denise Robinson    

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Angela Denise Robinson, 47, died June 15, 2009.


Funeral services were at 11 a.m. with viewing at 10 a.m. June 20 at The Greater Tried Stone Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. Burial was held in Greenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.


Angela was born May 5, 1962 to the late Charlie Robinson and Dorothy M. Robinson. Denise better known as Necey, Nee, or Weesha joined The Greater Tried Stone Baptist Church and was baptized in 1966 under the pastorate of the late Rev. E.W. Burrell. She served on the junior choir, joy bells and the mass choir. Necey was proud to work with the junior choir when she got older. She attended public school and graduated from McKinley Tech High School in 1980.


She has always been multi-talented, where she opened Hair Explosion with her sister, Pat. She has worked in many different fields but the central theme was to help people.

Surviving is her son, Michael Russell, Jr.; loving fiancé, Maurice Manning; loving mother, Dorothy M. Robinson of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Charlie Robinson, Jr. of Washington, D.C. and Michael (Janice) Robinson of Clinton, MD; three sisters, Patricia Reynolds of Marlow Heights, MD, Yvonne (Justin) Ellis of Silver Spring, MD, and Sarah Robinson of Washington, D.C.; four uncles; six aunts; grandmother, Emma Curry 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), Thursday, June 25, 2009.

 

J. Henry Crawford

CHERAW – Mr. J. Henry Crawford, 67, died June 12, 2009.


Funeral services were at 11 a.m. June 15, at First Southern Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.


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


Mr. Crawford was born Nov. 9, 1941 a son of Helen Atkinson Crawford and the late C. B. Crawford, Sr. He was a retired employee with Burlington Industries and was also a retired truck driver. Mr. Crawford was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a member of the DAV. He attended First Southern Methodist Church. Henry was an avid golfer and a Loving Pop Pop.


Henry was also preceded in death by a brother, C.B. Crawford, Jr. and by a sister, Hazel Etherton.


Surviving is his wife, Judy Caulder Crawford of the home; two sons, James H. “Jami” (Anita) Crawford, Jr. and Jeffrey A. “Jeff” (Gail) Crawford all of Cheraw; a daughter, Courtney B. Caulder of Cheraw; five grandchildren, Kristin Carver, Gage, Chance, Ethan “Tom”, and Sydney Crawford; a great-grandson, Nicklaus Carver; mother, Helen Atkinson Crawford of Laurinburg, N.C.; a brother, William “Billy” (Teresa) Crawford of Cheraw; four sisters, Mary C. (James) Knight of Cheraw, SC, Marie C. (Houston) Chavis of Laurel Hill, N.C., Betty C. (Mark) Shepard of Marietta, Ga., and Teresa C. (Dennis) Turner of Laurinburg, N.C.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 25, 2009.

 

Barbara Williamson McDaniel

Cheraw –– Barbara Williamson McDaniel age 52 died June 22, 2009. Born in Bennettsville SC, she was the daughter of the late Howard D. and Syble Eddins Williamson. She was a homemaker and a member of Cross Branch Baptist Church.


Surviving are her husband Joe M.McDaniel of Cheraw. Three brothers Howard D. Williamson of Columbia, SC ; Douglas A. Williamson of Dunn, NC and Bruce H. Williamson of Cheraw. One sister Martha Starling of Wallace, SC.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 24. 2009 at 4:00 pm at Cross Branch Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery .


Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw is serving the family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 2, 2009.

 

Louise Jacobs Masters

CHERAW – Louise Jacobs Masters, 89, died June 26, 2009.


The family will receive friends 5-6 p.m. June 29, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. A funeral service followed at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


She was a daughter of the late James and Mary Strickland Jacobs. She was the widow of Sherwood Clifton Hall and John H. Masters. She attended Faith Presbyterian Church, Cheraw.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, brothers, Henry Jacobs, Charles Jacobs, Elbert Jacobs, sisters, Sally Quick, Mary L. Childers, Gladys Childers, Rosa Freeman, Manara “Pete” Creech, and Jessie Quick.


Surviving are her daughter, Edna H. Hopkins of Cheraw; a grandson, David (Vicki) Clifton Creech; great-grandchildren, Cameron Creech, and David (Laura) Flint; great-great-grandchildren, Ashley, Hannah and Thomas Flint.


Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Faith Christian Academy, 220 Greene Street, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 2, 2009.

 

Debra Hough Bolder

HOPEMILL, N.C. – Funeral services for Debra Hough Bolder were June 27 at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland. Pastor James Thomas officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery.


Debra was the fifth of eleven children born to James B. Hough and Estelle Robinson Hough (deceased) on Nov. 24, 1956.


Debra, affectionately known as Debbie, was a compassionate daughter with a generous spirit. To her brother and sisters she was a role model and confidant. She had a unique sense of humor, a charismatic soul and could talk the hind legs off a mule, as her family would say.


Debra, “That ol’ Debbie”, was a loving devoted wife and mother. Debra was married to Jay Bolder, Jr. on March 25, 1978 and raised their daughter, Brittany up until her new journey began. Upon moving to North Carolina, between her and Jay, everyone in town seems to be tied to them in some degree. She was a wise ole soul, strong in character and integrity. She had a feisty personality and a trendy style.


During her illness, Debbie, like her mother and sister, Sheila, who preceded her in death, exemplified Christ-likeness and true strength.


Surviving is her husband of 32 years, Jay W. Bolder of Hope Mills, N.C.; daughter, Brittany Janai Bolder of Chapel Hill, N.C.; father, James B. Hough of Pageland; brother, Aaron L. Hough of Charlotte, N.C.; eight sisters, Andrea (Wallace) Marsh of Marshville, N.C., Cynthia (Mike) Pharr of Kershaw, Patrice Chapman of Charlotte, N.C., Teresa (Kenneth) Tate of Goldsboro, N.C., Barbara Hough of Pageland, Angela (Carnell) Walker of Pageland, Cassandra (Tommy) Baker of Jefferson, Doralyn (Eric) Tyson of Pageland, South Carolina; and other relatives and friends.


Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 2, 2009.

 

Nina James Chappelear

CHERAW – Mrs. Nina James Chappelear, 88, died June 28, 2009.


Services from the graveside were held at St. David’s Cemetery in Cheraw July 1, at 11 a.m. A service of Witness to the Resurrection and celebration of Nina’s life will be held at Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church, 6740 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, (TODAY) July 2, at 11 a.m. with pastor, Dr. Ron G. Tippens officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.


Mrs. Chappelear, 88, entered into eternal life Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Hospice and Community Care in Rock Hill, SC.


Born March 2, 1921 she was the child of the late William Henry and the late Althalia O. James.


She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ethel Jacobs and Catherine Sellers.

 

Surviving is her husband, ‘Chap’ Chap-pelear, Jr.; sisters, Evelyn Fowler and husband, Frank, of Little River Neck, and Mae Bell Pridgen and husband, Lacy, of Cheraw.


She married Claude (Chap) Chappelear, Jr. on March 20, 1948; they were married for 61 wonderful years. She was a graduate of Griffin Beauty School in Bennettsville and also worked for 20 years at Delmar Studios in Charlotte, N.C. After retirement Nina enjoyed developing her substantial artistic gifts through painting. She was a member of the Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church where she taught children’s Sunday school for more than 20 years.


Memorials may be made to: Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25903, Charlotte, N.C. 28229.


J. B. Tallent Funeral Service of Charlotte, N.C. was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 2, 2009.

 

SGT Bernard “Smitty” Smith

CHERAW – SGT Bernard “Smitty” Smith, 37, died June 20, 2009.


Funeral services were June 24 at noon at Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw. Pastor James Redfearn, Jr., officiated. Burial was held in St. James A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.


SGT Bernard “Smitty” Smith, was the son of Johnny and Nora Dixon Smith. He was born March 28, 1972.


Bernard was a graduate of Chesterfield High School Class of 1990. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Marines on Feb. 20, 1991 and was discharged on June 1, 2002. He continued his service in the armed forces by joining the National Guard in 2005. Bernard was formerly employed with Evans Correction, Bennetts-ville, and was currently a deputy with the Chesterfield County Sheriff Department.


Bernard was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Fort Leonard, Missouri.


Bernard was united in holy matrimony to Cynthia Wilson on June 1, 2002 whom he leaves to cherish fond memories; also two daughters, Faith and Joi; a son, Bernard Jr., a stepson, Dominique Ford of Cheraw; his parents, Johnny and Nora Smith of Chesterfield; two sisters, Barbara Smith (Anthony Myers) and Beverly (Richard Rivers) both of Chesterfield; two brothers, Johnny Smith, Charlotte, N.C. and Ervin Smith of Chesterfield; father William (Lillie) Wilson of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.


Flemming Funeral Home-Chesterfield was in charge.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 2, 2009.

 

Billy “Bill” Bruce Odom

Billy “Bill” Bruce Odom, 75, of Charlotte, NC and formerly of Cheraw, SC, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Duke University Hospital.


Bill was born September 8, 1933 in Cheraw, SC to the late Rev. Richard Harris Odom, Jr. and Bertie Lee Hoyle Odom. He enlisted in the United States Navy on January 10, 1952 when he was 18 years old and served in Korea until December 3, 1956. After his enlistment in the Navy was up, he then reenlisted and served with the United States Coast Guard from December 4, 1956 until his retirement June 1, 1973. From June 1966 until March 1969, Bill served as a Senior Recruiter and Officer in Charge in Norfolk, Virginia, where he guided personnel in choosing their appropriate field careers and prepared them for civilian life. When Bill found out he was going to be transferred to New York, he requested a second tour of duty in Vietnam to keep his children from having to be uprooted. There, he served as an Executive Officer in Cat Lai, Rep. Vietnam. Second in command of an explosive loading detachment, he supervised first and second class petty officers, who were responsible for the safe unloading of explosives while moored in the Dong Nai River, Cat Lai, South Vietnam. Bill was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for exceptional performance of duty during this period. After his service in Vietnam, he returned to Greensboro, NC, where he was the Officer in Charge of the U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Office in Greensboro. Bill retired as Chief Gunner’s Mate.


After retiring from the Coast Guard, Bill opened a car dealership in downtown Greensboro, which he operated until June 1976. He then began employment with the United States Postal Service and served as a rural mail carrier in the Pineville, NC area until his retirement from the post office October 1, 1995


During Bill’s service in the military, he sent his paychecks back home to help support his parents and six siblings. When his sister needed a white dress for school and the family did not have the money to buy one, Bill bought one, not willing to let his sister do without. His parents adored him and were deeply proud of him. Later, when Bill had his own children, he fiercely protected and cared for them. His kids always knew he was there for them and would be there for them, no matter what mistakes they made. In the latter part of his life, when his grandsons were born, Bill took great joy in buying presents for them and giving them all the ice cream sandwiches and candy, money could buy. Bill was a devoted son, a wonderful father and a doting Papa. He was also a great brother with a tender, giving heart. Bill was an avid animal lover and cared greatly for his cats, Simon, Pretty Girl, Tuxedo and Patches. He enjoyed feeding the squirrels and birds in his backyard. Bill loved fishing on the coast, working in his garden and was a crossword puzzle lover. Loved by many, he will be deeply missed.


Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Lee Odom.


Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Michelle Odom Newberry and husband, Danny of Franklinton, NC, daughter Candice Melanie Odom Stallings and husband, Tracy of Bunn, NC; son, Matthew Bruce Odom, and wife, Kim, of Greensboro, NC; two grandsons, Charles Bruce Odom and John Matthew Odom of Greensboro, NC; son Michael T. Odom and wife, Erika of Nashville, TN; brother Edwin Malloy Odom and wife, Dot of Morganton, NC; sister, Gracie Elaine Odom Ratliff of Wadesboro, NC; sister Shelby Jean Odom Lowrimore and husband, Ben of Rock Hill, SC; sisters, Mary Eloise Odom Rivers and husband, Raymond of Chesterfield, SC, Peggy Joyce Odom Hughes of Woodstock, GA, Martha Ann Odom Bailey of Florence, SC; special loved ones Margaret Odom, Eric Lewis and Nicholas Lewis. Also surviving are many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

 
Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 11:30 AM at Lyerly Funeral Home, 515 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 PM in the James C. Lyerly Chapel. Burial will follow at 2:00 PM in the Salisbury National Cemetery.


Lyerly Funeral Home is assisting the Odom family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 9, 2009.

 

William Donald "Bill" Campbell

CHERAW– Mr. William Donald "Bill" Campbell, 70, died July 12, 2009.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Campbell was born May 30, 1939 a son of the late Floyd Elton Campbell and Sarah Johnson Wallace. He was a farmer and a member of Zoar United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sisters, Betty C. (Tommy) Hudson of Charlotte, N.C., Maxine C. (Rev. Alton) Basinger of Albemarle, N.C., and Ann C. Dickerson of Matthews, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

 Memorials may be made to: Zoar United Methodist Church c/o Sallie Short, 708 Orchard Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 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, July 16, 2009.

Carroll L. Donahue

MT. CROGHAN – Mr. Carroll L. Donahue, 64, died July 12, 2009.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. July 15, at Long Branch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

Mr. Donahue was born May 11, 1945 a son of the late Reece Woodrow and Pauline Beatrice Broome Donahue. He was a carpenter and farmer. Mr. Donahue was a member of Long Branch Baptist Church.

Carroll was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gene, Walter, and Wilbert Donahue.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Catherine Polson Donahue of the home; two daughters, Connie Donahue (Joey) Adams of Wadesboro, N.C. and Amanda Donahue (John) Lamb of Stanley, N.C.; two grandchildren, Riley and Brady Lamb; two brothers, Larry (Mary) Donahue of Concord, NC and Randy Donahue of Socastee; cousins James and Robin Sullivan of Mt. Croghan; 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, July 16, 2009.

Pearline Johnson

CHERAW – Mrs. Pearline Johnson, 89, died June 30, 2009.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 5 at Grooms Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Linda Earl officiated. Burial was held in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Pearline known as “Aunt Pauline” was born April 5, 1920 to the late Early Duncan and Daisy McManus Duncan Smith. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and was a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years. After attending Chesterfield County public schools she married the late Douglass Johnson, Sr., where they moved to Bronx, N.Y. She worked as a nurse’s assistant in Bronx, N.Y. After retiring she returned home to enjoy life with her family.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Louise Sturdibant and Amelia Walker; two sons, James Elijah Johnson and Douglass Johnson, Jr.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny (Pat) Johnson of Midland, N.C. and Randolph Johnson of Matthews, N.C.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 16, 2009.

Lucille Grooms

WALLACE – Lucille Grooms, 78, died July 2, 2009.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 7 at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Rev. Robert Marshall officiating. Burial was held in Jones Family Cemetery.

Lucille was born July 30, 1930 to the late Katie Faison Grady and Walter Faison. She received her education at Coulter Academy where she met and married the late Ernest Grooms. They were married 34 years. She loved life and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, and also spent time with her friends.

Surviving is a daughter, Inez (Leroy) Cassidy of the home; six sons, Belton Grooms of Cheraw, Alfred (Coreen) Grooms of Trenton, N.J., Horace Grooms, Roosevelt (Elvia) Grooms, Robert (Sylvia) Grooms and Ernest Grooms, Jr. all of Wallace; three sisters, Flora Sample, Mildred (Robert) Rowie of Cheraw, and Christine McCall of Farrell, Pa.; a brother, Ernest Grady of Farrell, Pa.; a godson, Evans Harrington of Washington, D.C.; 18 grandchidren, Keeshia (Joseph) Newman, Derrick Grooms, Kadierdre Grooms, lisa Friday, Beverly Grooms, Alfred Cassidy, Leroy Cassidy, Jessica Grooms, India Grooms, Kenneth Davidson, China Williams, Kenya (Stephanie) Grooms, Marvin (Misty) Skinner, Melody Grooms, Joy Grooms, Alfred Grooms, Jr., Aliya Grooms and Brandon Lee Grooms; and 12 great-grandchildren, Breanna, Brittany, Michael, Keyana, Jamiah, Jordan, Abby, Markell, Jabari, Jamari, Jason and Alexis; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 16, 2009.

Teresa Lynn Polson Brown

Society Hill – Teresa Lynn Polson Brown, 42, died July 10, 2009.

Funeral services were held July 13 at 11 a.m. at Society Hill Presbyterian Church officiated by the Rev. Bill Byars. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Teresa was born Jan. 20, 1967 the daughter of Shirley Johnson Polson and the late Wiley “Bozo” Polson. She was raised in Society Hill and educated in the Cheraw Schools. After graduation from high school she worked at Bi Lo and Galey and Lord. Teresa loved nature and flowers and was fond of her cats.

Surviving is her mother, Shirley Polson of Society Hill; three children, Ricky Brown, Jr., Amanda Brown, and Ryan Brown; two brothers, James Philips (J.P.) Polson and Sandy Maxie Polson; three grandchildren, Alyssa Vickers, A.J. Vickers, Ricky Brown III; also Jamie Polson and Zack Polson.

The family received friends 5-7 p.m. July 12, at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home and all other times at the home of her mother.

Memorials may be made to: Society Hill Presbyterian Church, PO Box 207, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home of Darlington was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 16, 2009.

Margaret Price Ingram

PAGELAND – Mrs. Margaret Price Ingram, 71, died July 13, 2009.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Ruby Church of God. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 14, at Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Ingram was born March 26, 1938 a daughter of the late Will and Aline Watson Price. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mill. Mrs. Ingram was a member of Ruby Church of God

Margaret was preceded in death by her brother, Gerald Price.

Surviving is a son, Robert Ellis (Cathy) Moore of Ruby; four daughters, Faye Moore of Ruby, SC, Gail Moore and Sharmon Balderas both of Pageland, and Jamie (Barry) Hunter of Lancaster; four sisters, Linda Black of Ruby, Betty Gurley and Willie Moore of Pageland, and Rosa Medley of Rockwell, N.C.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 16, 2009.

Lottie Jane McQueen Lane

CHERAW – Lottie Jane McQueen Lane, 84, died July 2, 2009.

Funeral services were held July 6 at the Morris Chapel. Burial followed at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. McQueen was born Nov. 3, 1924 to the late Fannie Williams McQueen and Benny McQueen. She was married to the late Calvin Lane, Sr. and had seven children. She worked as a housekeeper and general farm laborer. A lifelong resident of Cheraw, she attended church at Smithville AME Zion Church and Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church where she sang on the Senior Choir.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Legette Cassidy, Benny Charles McQueen,

Hugh Ali McQueen, and Carson McQueen) and three sisters (Drucilla James, Mary Lee McQueen, and Ethel Mae Lipscomb.

Mrs. Lane is survived by her seven children, Calvin Lane, Jr., Sylvia (Jimmy) Hines, William Thomas Lane of Sanford, N.C., Barbara (Ronald) Harper, Donnie Lane, Gloria Harper, and Patricia Lane all of Cheraw; six grandchildren; Ronald Jr., Octavia, Seday, Ashley, Johnny Jr., and Brandon; four great grandchildren; Deja, Alexis, Ashton, and Raven; siblings Marion (Mozelle) McQueen of Sanford, N.C., Geneva James and Marie James of Greensboro, N.C. and Idell Ford of Cheraw; also Walter James of Great Mills, MD, Patricia McQueen of Sanford, N.C., Johnny Harper of Cheraw, and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 16, 2009.

Billy “Bill” Bruce Odom

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Billy “Bill” Bruce Odom, 75, died July 7, 2009.

Visitation was held July 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Lyerly Funeral Home, Salisbury, N.C. A memorial service followed at 1:00 p.m. in the James C. Lyerly Chapel. Burial followed at 2 p.m. in Salisbury National Cemetery.

Bill was born Sept. 8, 1933 to the late Rev. Richard Harris Odom, Jr. and Bertie Lee Hoyle Odom. He enlisted in the United States Navy on January 10, 1952 when he was 18 years old and served in Korea until Dec. 3, 1956. After his enlistment in the Navy was up, he then reenlisted and served with the United States Coast Guard from Dec. 4, 1956 until his retirement June 1, 1973. From June 1966 until March 1969, Bill served as a Senior Recruiter and Officer in Charge in Norfolk, Va., where he guided personnel in choosing their appropriate field careers and prepared them for civilian life.

When Bill found out he was going to be transferred to New York, he requested a second tour of duty in Vietnam to keep his children from having to be uprooted. There, he served as an Executive Officer in Cat Lai, Rep. Vietnam. Second in command of an explosive loading detachment, he supervised first and second-class petty officers, who were responsible for the safe unloading of explosives while moored in the Dong Nai River, Cat Lai, South Vietnam. Bill was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for exceptional performance of duty during this period. After his service in Vietnam, he returned to Greensboro, N.C., where he was the Officer in Charge of the U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Office in Greensboro. Bill retired as Chief Gunner’s Mate.

After retiring from the Coast Guard, Bill opened a car dealership in downtown Greensboro, N.C., which he operated until June 1976. He then began employment with the United States Postal Service and served as a rural mail carrier in the Pineville, N.C. area until his retirement from the post office Oct. 1, 1995.

During Bill’s service in the military, he sent his paychecks back home to help support his parents and six siblings. When his sister needed a white dress for school and the family did not have the money to buy one, Bill bought one, not willing to let his sister do without. His parents adored him and were deeply proud of him. Later, when Bill had his own children, he fiercely protected and cared for them.

In the latter part of his life, when his grandsons were born, Bill took great joy in buying presents for them. Bill was a devoted son, a wonderful father and a doting Papa. He was also a great brother with a tender, giving heart. Bill was an avid animal lover and cared greatly for his cats, Simon, Pretty Girl, Tuxedo and Patches. He enjoyed feeding the squirrels and birds in his backyard. Bill loved fishing on the coast, working in his garden and was a crossword puzzle lover.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Lee Odom.

Surviving is his daughter, Lisa Michelle Odom Newberry and husband, Danny of Franklinton, N.C., daughter Candice Melanie Odom Stallings and husband, Tracy of Bunn, N.C.; son, Matthew Bruce Odom, and wife, Kim, of Greensboro, N.C

.Smiley Miller and Amanda Pate Miller. Nathaniel attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. Nathaniel, a life long member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of the United Methodist Men’s Organization and served in various capacities at the church.

On April 16, 1952 Nathaniel C. Miller, Sr. was united in Holy Matrimony to Lillie Mae Vaughn Miller, who preceded him in death. To this union five children were born: Malinda, Nathaniel (Jr.), Earl, Gerald, and Melvin.

Nathaniel served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge. He retired from Caro-Knit Inc. after numerous years of service. Also, he served as a school bus driver for numerous years in the Jefferson area.

Surviving is a daughter, Malinda A. M. Newman of the home; four sons, Nathaniel C. (Carol Wright) Miller, Jr. of the home, Earl E. (Laura) Miller and Gerald L. (Dawn) Miller of Jefferson, and Melvin T. Miller of Columbia; seven grandsons, Devante, Jarrett, Jordon, Ronald, Ronard, Waun, Jerriell; a granddaughter, Quan; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Noami Truesdale of Fayetteville, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home - Pageland was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 6, 2009.

Laura Workman Isaac

CHERAW – Laura Workman Isaac, 71, died July 31, 2009.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at Word of Life Fellowship Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Morning Star Church Cemetery, Patrick.

Laura was born March 23, 1938 to the late James and Ethel Workman. She attended the public schools of Darlington County and Patrick. She dedicated her life to God at an early age and continued until her death. She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Isaac, Sr.; three children, Donnie, Barbara and James Isaac; five brothers, Legette, James Jr., Gabe, Tom, and George Workman. Surviving are four sons, Terry Isaac of Charlotte, N.C., Curtis Isaac of Washington, D.C., Melvin and Lorenzo Isaac both of Cheraw; a daughter, Robin (Stan) Spruill of Cheraw; a sister, Doris Workman of Cheraw; 16 grandchildren; 12 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, August 13, 2009.

Harold Ford, Jr.

CHERAW – Harold Ford, Jr., 64, died July 27, 2009.

Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. at Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw. Pastor Christopher Scott, M. Div., officiated. Burial was held in Veterans Cemetery, Florence.

Harold was born June 16, 1945 to the late Harold and Savannah Ford. He was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County where he graduated from Pine Forest High School with the class of 1965. Harold joined the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War. He worked most of his life as a truck driver, instilling his children and appreciation for hard work and travel.

On Feb. 4, 1968 he married the late Callie Ann Ford.

He was preceded in death by a son, Eric Shanard Ford; a brother, Wilbert Gene Ford; three sisters, Susie Ann Harrell, Shirley Ann Bryant and Nannie Mae Mayshack.