2003

Obituary Archives


This page is the co-operative project of Chesterfield District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society and the Publisher.  It contains transcribed and sourced obituaries.  The transcriber has endeavored to do true transcriptions. Transcribing them as they appear in the printed newspaper copy, not making any corrections of any kind but removing hyper links, if they appear.

William Harold “Pop” Reeves

William Harold “Pop” Reeves, 67, of Bennettsville died Wednesday, March 19, 2003. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22 from Faith Fellowship Church. Burial followed in Chavis Cemetery in Bennettsville.

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

Born May 5, 1935, in Pickens, Mr. Reeves was a son of Roy Benjamin Reeves and Ruth Haynes Reeves. He was a retired empolyee of Galey and Lord where he worked for 25 years. He was a member of Evenezer United Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World, both in Bennettsville.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Reeves; two sons, Harold B. Reeves and Charles B. Reeves, both of Bennetts-ville; three daughters, Shirley Moore Caulder of Clio, Katherine Moore Lewellen and Sandy R. Holloway, both of Bennettsville; one brother, Lt. James Reeves (ret.) of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Emily Bowers and Louise Powers, both of Pickens; seven grandchildren; three great-grand-children; two step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grand-children. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Boyd Gainey

Boyd Gainey, 63, of Society Hill died Monday, March 17, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20 from Norton Funeral Home Chapel in Hartsville. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Gainey was a son of the late Elwood E. and Lizzie Davis Gainey.

Surviving are two sons, Brian Gainey of Society Hill and Eric Gainey of Chesterfield; one stepson, Larry Tyndall of Bennettsville; two daughters, Barbara Gaskins of Chesterfield and Sandra Jones of Hartsville; one sister, Sophia Fraley of Richfield, N.C.; and three brothers, Kenny Gainey of Concord, N.C., Otis Gainey of Society Hill and Aaron Tucker of Albermarle, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Pat Gertrude Jordan Plyler

Pat Gerturde Jordan Plyler, 74, of Pageland died Tuesday, March 18, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20 from Smyrna Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Plyler was a daughter of the late Clarence and Mamie Jordan. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mill and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Eugene Plyler of the home; three sons, Ralph (Donna) Gainey of Ruby, Kim (Jan) Plyler of Lancaster and Dale (Amanda) Plyler of Pageland; one daughter, Joyce Elaine (Jimmy) Gregory of Ruby; one brother, Gurney Jordan of Pageland; four sisters, Onie Mae Jenkins, Katie Lee Simpson and Emma Jean West, all of Pageland, and Bonnie Lindsey of Mt. Croghan; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Frank Marshall Burch

Frank Marshall Burch, 82, of Dillon died Wednesday, March 19, 2003. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 21 in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Burch was a son of the late Robert Huntly Burch Sr. and Bernice Threadgill Burch. He was a retired plywood pland operator and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Frank M. (Emily) Burch Jr. of Wendell, N.C., and Joseph Burch of Monroe, N.C.; two daughters, Eleanor Burch (Dan) Brooks of Norwood, N.C., and Mary Burch (Robert) Laton of Sanford, N.C.; one brother, Bill Burch of Chesterfield; one sister, Laura B. Hunt of Chesterfield; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Shane Brooks; two brothers; and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Myra Jones Fincher

Myra Jones Fincher, 88 of Cheraw died Thursday, March 20, 2003. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22 from First Baptist Church in Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, Adams Campus (Chesterfield County), P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648-9989.

Born in Ft. Worth, Texas, Mrs. Fincher was a daughter of the late Edward Oscar Jones and Elsia May Yorty Jones Stulting. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw where she served as the teacher for the Belle Hurt Sunday School Class and worked with children’s ministires. She was a volunteer with Chesterfield General Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing.

Surviving are one son, Jim Fincher of Cheraw; one daughter, Jean Young of Cheraw; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O. A. Fincher.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Bertha Chapman Tilley

Bertha Chapman Tilley, 91 of Cheraw died Thursday, March 20, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23 from Cash Baptist Church. Burial followed in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cash Baptist Church, c/o Lyall White, 436 Beverly Drive, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in the Cash Community, Mrs. Tilley was a daughter of the late Clarence Calvin Chapman, a former magistrate of Chesterfield County, and Mayme Kimrey Chapman. She was retired from Sacony after 35 years of service and was a charter member of Cash Baptist Church.
Surviving are one son, James H. (Helen) Tilley of Cheraw; two daughters, Linda (the Rev. Walter) Adams of Maiden, N.C., and Faye Terry of Cheraw; two sister, Virginia Griggs of Hartsville and Mable Lavee of Society Hill; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Avery Tilley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Marion James Howard

Marion James Howard, 23, of Cheraw died Sunday, March 16, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22 from New Hope Church of God. Burial followed in St. James Cemetery.

Born June 9, 1979, in Chesterfield County, Mr. Howard was a son of Kathy Ann Howard. He attended public school in Chesterfield County and was a member of New Hope Church of God iin Cash.

Surviving are his mother of Cheraw; two brothers, Billy Jack Howard of Laurinburg, N.C., and Billy Ingram Jr. of Cheraw; three sisters, Pam Ingram and Tonya Ingram, all of Cheraw; his grandmother, Joretta Howard; five aunts; one uncle; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.


Lee Thera Fields

Lee Thera Field, 66, died Sunday, March 16, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23 from Mt. Olive Baptist

Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born Sept. 22, 1936, in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Fields was a daughter of the late Lex and Dotsie Mae McQueen Bryant. She was a cook at J & K Grill for many years.

Surviving are nine daughters, Francine Blanton of Oxen Hills, Md., Dora Lee Fields, Dorothy (Jerome) Shaw, Teresa Fields, Jessie (Larry) Melton, Julie (Jimmy) Cue, Claretha (Dennis) Gaskins, Betty Jean Fields and Aletha Fields, all of Cheraw; four sons, George Fields and John M. Cooks, both of Cheraw, Tommy Fields of Washington, D.C., and John A. (Linda Parker) Cooks of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Mary Jane Cooks of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two stepsons, Henry T. Cooks and Willie J. Cooks, both of Cheraw; three brothers, Lex R. Bryant of Patrick, Jimmie Sanders and Robert Sanders, both of Brooklyn; six sisters, Porchie L. Crawford of Lancaster, Martha Marshall of Patrick, Shirley Young, Fredde M. Sanders, Carolyn Sanders and Linda Sanders, all of Brooklyn; 28 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward C. Fields; two brothers, William Sanders and Freddie Sanders; and one sister, Moela Bryant.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Melissa Diane Laundreaux Rivers

Melissa Diane Laundreaux Rivers, 34, of Cheraw died Friday, March 21, 2003. A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 24 from Kiser Funeral Home Chapel in Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lodge, 5900 Cure Road, Suite 504, N. Charleston, S.C. 29406.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of Joseph L. Laundreaux and Francis Diane Driggers of Cheraw.

Surviving are her parents; one grandmother, Bonnie B. Driggers of Florence; one grandfather, Victor Carl Laundreaux of Cheraw; one son, Justin C. Rivers of Cheraw; one daughter Amilynn Nicole Rivers of Cheraw; two brothers, Joseph L. Laundreaux Jr. and Anthony Brice Driggers, both of Cheraw; and one sister, Mary Diane Chapman of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, James F. Driggers; and her grandmother, Isabella Hannah Laundreaux.

Arrangements were intrusted to Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Elizabeth Ann Chavis “Poochie” Grooms

Elizabeth Ann Chavis “Poochie” Grooms, 58, of Cheraw died Sunday, March 23, 2003. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Rockingham, N.C., Mrs. Grooms was a daughter of the late William Edward and Geraldine Blue Chavis. She was a retired sewing machine operator.

Surviving are her husband, Walter Ray Grooms of the home; one son, Walter R. (April) Grooms Jr. of Bennettsville; two grandchildren, Johnathon Grooms and Heather Grooms; one brother, William Chavis of Columbia; and one sister, Jewel Powell of Columbia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Annie Lola McLain Evans

Annie Lola McLain Evans, 79, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 from St. James AME Zion Church in Chesterfield. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born July 23, 1923, in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Evans was a daughter of the late Boyd and Clara Mumford McLain. She attended the Chesterfield County public school system. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Patrick but later joined St. James AME Zion Church where she served as a deaconess, class leader and missionary worker. She was employed with Chesterfield County School System for 15 years. She was a homemaker and skilled gardner.

Surviving are her children, Clero (Miranda) Evans of Columbia, James Milton (Ruther L.) Evans, Burdette Evans and Barbara (Bennie) Watson, all of Chesterfield, and Betty (Michael) Dash of Savannah, Ga.; two sisters, Louise Tarlton and Ethelean Merriman; two aunts; seven sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Evans; one sister; and four brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), March 27, 2003.

Tecola Rivers

Tecola Rivers, 89, of Hartsville died Monday, March 24, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Chapel. Burial followed in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Columbia, Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late Virgil and Annie Elizabeth Holley. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist church.

Surviving are one son, Stewart L. (Joan) Rivers of Greenville; one daughter, Alice (Gene) Welborn of Cheraw; one brother, Henry Holley of Clearwater, Fla.; one sister, Mary Johnson of Clinton; nine grand-children; 14 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, William R. Rivers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 3, 2003.


Lindsey Eugene Parks

Lindsey Eugene Parks, 72, of Morrow, Ga., died Sunday, March 23, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Laurinburg, N.C., Mr. Parks was a son of the late John Peter and Maggie Jacobs Parks, He was a U.S. veteran and a retired employee of Globe Ticket Company.

Surviving are his wife, Lois Smith Parks of the home; two sons, Donald Parks of Morrow and James Parks of Jefferson, Ga.; three daughters, Joyce Shelton of Forest Park, Ga., Debbie Tucker of Cumming, Ga., and Melissa Parks of Jonesboro, Ga.; two brothers,

Lee Parks of Patrick and Johnny Parks of Morven, N.C.; one sister, Betty Lou Freeman of Chesterfield; and six grandchildren.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 3, 2003.

Ruby Caulder Crenshaw

Ruby Caulder Crenshaw, 76, of Patrick died Saturday, March 29, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 31 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Lower Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Ann Gainey, 3635 Hunts Mill Road, Chesterfield, S.c. 29709.

Born in Rockingham, N.C., Mrs. Crenshaw was a daughter of the late Lawrence Edward and Mary Brigman Caulder. She was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Randolph H. Crenshaw of the home; two sons, Virgil C. (Mildred) Crenshaw of Cheraw and Tony M. (Gloria) Crenshaw of Patrick; three daughters, Bonnie C. (Bobby) Morris of Cheraw, Joyce C. (Tom) Smith and Gail C. Paul both of Patrick; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Caulder and Lawrence E. Caulder Jr.; and one sister, Ruth C. Perkins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 3, 2003.

Walter Way Landon

Walter Way Landon, 75, of Winter Haven, Fla., died Friday, March 28, 2003. A graveside service with military honors was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Memorials may be made to Hurst Cemetery Association, c/o Kenneth Rivers, 709 Hurst Cemetery Lane, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born Feb. 16, 1928, in Chesterfield, Mr. Landon was a son of the late John and Rillie Landon. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and AARP. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and in the Army Reserves and was a member of the American Legion Post 8 of Winter Haven. He loved to fish, and his two grandchildren were the joy of his life.
Surviving are his wife, Margie Rae Rivers Landon of Winter Haven; one daughter, Brenda Jane Cole of Lakeland, Fla.; two sons, Randy W. Landon and Petey Salyina, both of Winter Haven; one sister, Ethel Faulkenberry of Chesterfield; one grandson, Johnny Cole of Tallahassee, Fla.; and one granddaughter, Crystal Landon of Winter Haven.

Arrangements were entrusted to Steele’s Family Funeral Services of Winter Haven. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 3, 2003.


Marguerite T. Teal

Marguerite T. Teal, 90, of Cheraw die Thursday, March 27, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 from Kiser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Old Saint David’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, Adams Campus (Chesterfield County), P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648-9989.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Teal was a daughter of the late Malcolm Chestine and Ida Jeanette Stogner Thomas. She was employed with Wannamaker Oil Company for 24 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cheraw where she attended the Belle Hurt Sunday School Circle until her failing health prevented her from doing so. She loved to cross stitch, knit and work in her flower garden.

Surviving are on sister, Sara T. (Tom) Stanton of Florence; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Thomas of Cheraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 3, 2003.

David Lee Hughes

David Lee Hughes, 64, of Weiterstadt, Germany, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003. A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 12 from First Baptist Church in Farrell, Pa.


Born June 20, 1938, in Cheraw, Mr. Hughes was a son of Ellen Ford Hughes and the late David Hughes Jr. He was employed as a meat cutter with Rhein Main Air Base in Frankfort, Germany. He was recognized in 1989 for 30 years of service to the U.S. government. He was a member of Rose Chapel at Rhein Main Air Base. He was a U.S. Army and Air Force veteran having served in the military police, in the Vietnam War and in an extended term of service overseas.


Surviving are his mother of Farrell; his wife, Kea Pun Hughes of South Korea; two daughters, Eleanor Riley of Weiterstadt and Denise Riley of Darmstadt, Germany; one son, David Riley of Weiterstadt; four sisters, Ella Mae Hargrette, Mary Ellen and Diane Hughes, all of Farrell, and Roberta (Jimmie) Sellers of Warren, Ohio; four brothers, Wilbert (Shirley) Hughes of Youngstown, Ohio, Robert Hughes, Albert Hughes and Lawrence (Tracy) Hughes, all of Farrell; and a host of other family and friends.


Arrangements were entrusted to Wilbert L. Shannon Funeral, Ltd. in Wheatland, Pa. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 3, 2003.

Franklin E. Thomas

Franklin E. Thomas, 42, of Wallace died Monday, March 31, 2003. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3 from Kiser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, Ohio 44720 or the Ronald McDonald House, Florence, S.C. 29501.


Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Thomas was a son of Simon E. and Peggy Ann Sheppard Thomas of Bennettsville. He loved fishing, antiquing, travel and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his parents; his wife, Renee Brown Thomas of Wallace; one son, Matthew C. Thomas of Wallace; four brothers, James A. Thomas, Teddie Thomas and Eddie Thomas, all of Columbia, and John R. Thomas of Wallace; and one grandmother, Lizzie Rodgers of Bennettsville.


He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Greenwood Thomas, and one brother, Simon Robert “Robbie” Thomas.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 10, 2003.

Jean Davis Ford

Jean Davis Ford, 66, of Cheraw died Monday, March 31, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw.


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


Born in Patrick, Mrs. Ford was a daughter of Sarah Nezzie Polson Davis of Cheraw and the late Marion Bruce Davis. She was a former supervisor with Skyline Manufacturing and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johns Island.


Surviving are his mother; one son, Tony E. (Cookie) Davis of Cheraw; two stepsons, Clifton Ford Jr. of Johns Island and Banyon Ford of Hollywood; six brothers, Vernon D. (Nellie) Davis, Charles F. Davis, Kenneth M. (Pat) Davis and Donnie W. Davis, all of Cheraw, James B. (Delane) Davis of Darlington and Jakie (Anna) Davis of Georgetown; and one sister, Margaret (Parker) Cook of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Hope Davis and Scott Davis; five step-grandchildren; one sister-in-law; and three brothers-in-law.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. “Bobby” Ford Sr.; one brother, Tommie Davis; and two sisters, Lottie Oswald and Louise Ford.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 10, 2003.

Reatha Brock English

Reatha Brock English, 58, of Cheraw died Wednesday, April 2, 2003. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 4 from Cash Baptist Church in Cheraw. Burial followed in Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Wallace.


Memorials may be made to Cash Baptist Church Building Fund, 3938 Highway 52, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.c. 29709.


Born Aug. 30, 1944, Mrs. English was a daughter of the late Therrell and Annie Copeland Brock. She was an employee of Marlboro Mechanical and Piping in Wallace. She was a dedicated member of Cash Baptist Church where she served in several different positions.


Surviving are her husband, Tommy English of the home; one daughter, Melissa Vick (Gene) Bailey of Cheraw; three stepdaughters, Maureen (Joe) Williams of Chesterfield, Angela (Marshall) Dent of Florence, and Susie (Jamie) Blackburn of Lexington; one stepson, Tommy C. English of Columbia; three brothers, Richard Brock of Florence, Harold Brock of Durham, N.C. and Jerry Brock of Lexington; two sisters, Sue Adams of Cheraw, and Arlene King of Asheville, N.C.; seven step-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dean Brock.


Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 10, 2003.


Heather Sittley Parmelee

Heather Sittley Parmelee, 36, of Pageland died Monday, March 31, 2003. A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.
Born in Passaic, N.J., Mrs. Parmelee was a daughter of John Stephen Sittley and Diane Louise Tworsky Sittley. She was a medical office assistant.


Surviving are her parents; one son, Kyle Spivey of Ruby; one daughter, Kayla Spivey of Ruby; one brother, John W. Sittley of Ruby; and one sister, Lanie Liberman of Baltimore, Md.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield.Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 10, 2003.

Freddie Savalas Funderburk

Freddie Savalas Funderburk, 27, died Sunday, March 30, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 3 from Oak Hill Baptist Church in Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Born March 5, 1976, in Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Funderburk was a son of Debra Crawford and the late Cornell Blakeney and a step-son of Lloyd Crawford of Pageland. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and a graduate of Central High School in Pageland.


Surviving are his mother and stepfather of Pageland; one daughter, Jassmin Elizabeth Funderburk of Charlotte; one son, LaVonte Deon Louallen of Pageland; one sister, Markia Shanta Crawford; two brothers, Markee Donta Crawford and Kevin Lloyd Crawford; one grandfather, Coyt Buck Funderburk of Pageland; a fiancee, Sheketa Blakeney; five uncles; eight aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home of Pageland. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 10, 2003.


Bennie Lou Austin Blakeney

Bennie “Mother” Lou Austin Blakeney, 58, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5 from New Arising Ministries in Jefferson. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Born Aug. 6, 1944, in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Blakeney was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Austin. She was a founder and member of New Arising Ministries where she served as missionary and food bank director.


Surviving are two children, Recole and Bridgett Miller; three sister, Wilma Austin, Annie Austin and Yvonne (Louis) McBride; three brothers, Randy (Peggy) Austin, Gerald (Mavis) Austin and Roy (Bobbie) Austin, all of Pageland; nine sisters-in-law; eight brothers-in-law; two aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Blakeney.


Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home of Pageland.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 10, 2003.


John A. Crowley

John A. Crowley, 74, of Hartsville died Thursday, April 3, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Patrick Cemetery.


Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Crowley was a son of the late Fencless Mormon and Minnie Boan Crowley. He was a retired truck driver.


Surviving are one son, John David (Kim) Crowley of Mocksville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Jason Crowley, Casey Crowley, and Joshua Crowley; two brothers, Kenneth T. Crowley of Ladson and J.C. Crowley of Camden; and three sisters, Evelyn C. McLain of Patrick, Janie C. Young of Camden and Cornelia C. Crenshaw of Hartsville.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hildreth Crowley and Jesse Lee Crowley.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield.Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 10, 2003.


Thurman James Sanders

Thurman James Sanders, 87, of Cheraw died Thursday, March 27, 2003. A funeral service was held Wednesdy, April 2 from Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church in Cheraw.


Born Nov. 21, 1915, in Cheraw, Mr. Sanders was a son of the late Samuel and Maggie Moore Sanders. He earned a high school diploma from Clinton Junior Colledge and received his bachelor’s from Livingston College in 1944. He received his master’s in biology from North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central University) in Durham, N.C. He retired in 1985 from the Marlboro County School System with 43 years of service. He served in many church and civic activities including Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Upsilon Chapter), the Livingston College Alumni Association, the NAACP, the Sanctorum Lodge No. 25, Free & Accepted Masons (PHA), the Eureka Chapter No. 33 and Royal Arch Masons. He was chairman of the Trustee Board for Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Natalie S. France of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mertice S. (Charles) Williams of Kernersville, N.C., and LaSaunya S. (Derrick) Smith of Stafford, Va.; four grandchildren, Philise Zellen, Camillia and Alexia; one brother, the Rev. George C. Sanders S. of Cheraw; four sister, Lucy S. Merriman Georgiana S. (Hazle) Knight, Queen Ester S. Williams, all of Cheraw, and the Rev. Hattie S. (Robert) Jackson of Washington, D.C.; one aunt; one uncle; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zellen Robinson, and four brothers, Earl William Sanders, Charlie Sanders, Elijah Sanders and Samuel E. Sanders.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 10, 2003.

Joyce Elaine Gainey Gregory

Joyce Elaine Gainey Gregory, 55, of Ruby died Monday, April 7, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 from Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Hartsville. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Gregory was a daughter of the late George Baxter Gainey and Pat Gertrude Jordan Plyler. She was a retired nursing assistant with the Department of Health and Environmental Control.


Surviving are her husband, Jimmy Gregory of the home; one daughter, Stacey Gregory of Ruby; three brothers, Ralph (Donna) Gainey of Ruby, Dale (Sue) Plyler of Pageland, and Kim (Jan) Plyler of Lancaster; and a stepfather, Harry E. Plyler of Pageland.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

Joan Wood Parker

Joan Wood Parker, 63, of Cheraw died Monday, April 7, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 from Fairview Baptist Church in Union. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Union, Mrs. Parker was a daughter of the late Fred and Nell Rhodes Wood. She was a graduate of Union High School and was retired from Highland Industries. She was a member of the Baptist Church.


Surviving are her husband, Thomas M. Parker of Cheraw; two daughters, Peggy Taylor of Cheraw and Janet Northern of Union; two sons, Francis Dudley McGowan Jr. of Union and Michael McGowan of Boiling Springs; a stepdaughter, Anna Wood of Boiling Springs; four stepsons, Gerald Parker of Pawley’s Island, Ronald Parker of Union, Lynn Parker and Thomas Parker, both of Gaffney; one sister, Ruth Bates of Union; two brothers, Donald Wood of Inman and John Ray Wood of Inman; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Holcombe Funeral Home of Union. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

Ila H. Adams

Ila H. Adams, 74, of Cheraw died Monday, April 7, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Memorials may be made to Chesterfield County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, P.O. Box 151, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Patrick, Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late J. Henry and Ila Blanche Webb Hudson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cheraw where she served as a member of the Mission Action Group of the WMU and the Henrietta Isgett Sunday School Class. She was a retired employee of Carolina National Bank with over 45 years of service and was a charter board member of Chesterfield County Mental Retardation Board (now known as Chesterfield County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs) where she served as secretary/treasurer.
Surviving are her husband, Travis Adams Sr. of Cheraw; one son, Travis “Brother” Adams, Jr. of Cheraw; one daughter, Dana (Paul) Miller of Tupelo, Miss.; one brother, Bernard Hudson of Rockingham, N.C.; and two sisters, Evelyn Hudson of Cheraw and Lillian Stubbs of Bennettsville.


Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

Lois Polson Harpe

Lois Polson Harpe, 91, of Chesterfield died Monday, April 7, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10 from First Southern Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

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


Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Harpe was a daughter of the late John Patrick “Pat” and Sallie Ann Boan Polson. She was a homemaker and a retired employee of Sacony. She was a member of First Southern Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Preston Harpe of Bennettsville; three daughters, Carolyn Cranford of Marion, Maggie “Teen” (Chuck) Kline of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Jewell (Gene) Watson of Chesterfield; one sister, Theo P. Harpe of Chesterfield; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Colon Harpe; two sons, J. C. Harpe and Thomas Harpe; two brothers, Boyd and Woodrow Polson; and two sisters, Evelyn Johnson and Irene Flowers.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

Helen Teal Harsey

Helen Teal Harsey, 50, of Cheraw died Saturday, April 5, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 from Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 156, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Harsey was a daughter of Mary White Teal and the late Archie Eugene Teal. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Hamlet School of Nursing and a former employee of Willamette Industries where she worked for 11 years. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, where she served as former pianist and Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed gardening, decorating and taking care of her feline friends.


Surviving are her mother of Cheraw; one brother, Archie Wayne (Paula) Teal of Cheraw; three sisters, Barbara T. (the Rev. Jerry) Brunson of Saluda, Carolyn T. (Brian) Mickleberry of Cheraw and Jayne T. Scherer of Spartanburg; seven nieces and nephews, Chris Brunson, Brent Brunson, Jena Micleberry, Jordan Micleberry, Jessica Micleberry, Crystal Scherer Fletcher and Meredith Scherer; and three great-nephews, Austin Scherer, Bradley Brunson and Jared Brunson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

James Walden

James Walden, 75, of St. George, formerly of Cheraw, died Sunday, April 6, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11 from Norton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Born June 30, 1927, in Florence County, Mrs. Walden was a son of Washington Walden and Elmina Hendrix Walden. He served as a translator in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired plumber, a truck driver for Associated Transport and operator of Walden’s Mobile Home Service.

 

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Bazzle Walden of the home; one son, James A. Walden of Lexington, N.C.; two daughters, Elmina W. Yancey of Cheraw and Sheilah W. Cusaac of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

Jackie Clyde Sanders

Jackie Clyde Sanders, 65, of Bennettsville die Wednesday, April 9, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12 from Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery in Laurinburg, N.C.

Born in Hoke County, N.C., Mr. Sanders was a son of the late June S. Sanders and Emma Britt Sanders Howe. He was owner of Jack Sanders Auto Auction and attended Wesleyan Church. He was an Eagle Scout and an U.S. Air Force veteran.


Surviving are his wife, Francis Smith Sanders of Bennettsville; two sons, Mike Sanders and Mark Davis both of Tatum; three daughters, Britt Sanders of Bennettsville, Jackie Covington and Danielle Walker, both of Laurinburg, N.C.; one sister, June Sanders of Bennettsville; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Covington and James Michael Sanders.


Arrangements were intrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home of Bennettsville.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

Willie Mae Flowers

Willie Mae Flowers, 82, died Sunday, March 23, 2003. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 28 from Unity Funeral Chapels Inc. Burial followed in Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, N.Y.


Born Oct. 8, 1920, in Cheraw, Mrs. Flowers was a daughter of the late Kattie Miller Avery and Governor A. Avery. She was educated in the Chesterfield County public school system and a former member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She later joined Holy Trinity Baptist Church where she served as a deaconess, worked with the missionary group, the Friendship Club and the senior choir. She and her husband were owners of Flowers TV Repair Shop for 31 years.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Andrew Flowers; one sister, Essie Bell

Blackwell; one brother, Stephen Avery; two godsons, Jeffrey Black and Jerry Robinson; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Arrangements were entrusted to Unity Funeral Chapels, Inc.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

Matthew Earl Lindsey

Matthew Earl Lindsey, 24, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Thursday, April 10, 2003. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 from Deep Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park

.Memorials may be made to Deep Creek Baptist Church, c/o Beth Rogers, Route 3 Box 159, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170 or to the Hospitality House of Charlotte, P.O. Box 36891, Charlotte, N.C. 28236.


Born July 26, 1978, in Anson County, Mr. Lindsey was a son of Earl Lee Lindsey and Linda Moore Lindsey. He was a 1996 graduate of Anson High School and a member of Gulledge Volunteer Fire Department. He worked as a salesman with NAPA Auto Parts in Wadesboro and a deputy with the Anson County Sheriff’s Department. He was an active member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.


Surviving are his mother of Wadesboro; his father and stepmother, Shirley Lindsey of Ruby; one brother, Russell Lindsey of Wadesboro; one aunt and uncle, Steve and Pam Moore Tarlton of Wadesboro; one niece, Carley; and a number of other family and friends.


Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

Marion Lee Funderburk

Marion Lee Funderburk, 50, died Saturday, April 5, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, from Reid’s Memorial Funeral Chapel. Burial with military honors followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.


Born May 16, 1952, in Chesterfield County, Mr. Funderburk was a son of the late Drucilla Funderburk McQueen and Early Funderburk, Jr. He was a 1971 graduate of Cheraw High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Olivia M. Funderburk; one daughter, Donna Lynn Funderburk; two grandchildren, Bianca Boatwright and Bria Boatwright; three brothers, Jimmy (Violet) Funderburk, Robert (Josephine) Funderburk and Michael (Carolyn) Funderburk; two sisters, Marnette Funderburk and Janice Funderburk; two stepbrothers, Paul (Annie Bell) McQueen and Julius (Dorothy) McQueen: two stepsisters, Edith (Robert) Dixon and Anna Jane (the Rev. Lonnie) Monk; eight uncles; nine aunts; and a host of other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Early Funderburk, Sr., Ola M. Huntley and

Daisy King; two uncles, George and Charlie Bridges; and two brothers, Otis Funderburk and Early Funderburk, III.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

James P. Wallace

James P. Wallace, 83, of Oviedo, Fla., died Saturday, April 12, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15 from First Baptist Church of Oviedo. Burial with military honors followed in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Wallace moved to Florida in 1996. He was a retired comercial pilot for Southern Air Transport and Eastern Airlines. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the 87th Infantry and in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Oviedo, Fla., the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge No. 220 and The American Legion Post 74.


Surviving are his wife, Katherine Wallace of Oviedo; two sons, Larry W. Wallace of Wellington, Fla., and James David Wallace of Blythewood; two daughters, Anne Lynch of Orlando, Fla., and Edith Barton of Brooksville, Fla.; one brother, Dozier F. Wallace of Chesterfield; one sister, Fannie Lee (Bill) Harper of Cheraw; nine grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.


Arrangements were entrusted to Brewer and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Orlando.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

 

Jerry Lee Truett

Jerry Lee Truett, 40, of Hartsville died Thursday, April 10, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 14 from House of Praise Church in Cheraw. Burial followed in Edwards Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Patrick.

Born in Saint Charles, Ill., Mr. Truett was a son of Polly McKenzie and the late Henry Lee Truett. He was a member of House of Praise Church.


Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Jack McKenzie of Patrick;

one son, Jerry Lee “Little Jerry” Truett of Patrick; one daughter, Terry Truett of Patrick; two brothers, Jimmy Truett of Hamlet, N.C., and Boo Truett of Patrick; three sisters, Elaine Starling of Hamlet, N.C., Joanne Linn of Patrick and Betty Ingram of Rockingham, N.C.; step-siblings, Heath McKenzie, Sandy McKenzie and Tonya Dewberry, all of Rockingham, N.C.


He was preceded in death by one brother, Randy Truett.


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

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

Mary B. Gibson

Mary B. Gibson, 69, of Sumter died Sunday, April 13, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 867, Sumter, S.C. 29151.


Born June 4, 1933, in Charleston, Mrs. Gibson was a daughter of the late Marion and Elizabeth Benton Brabham. She was a retired bookkeeper from Carol’s Heritage Dress Shop. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League.


Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Henry Gibson; on son, Donnie (Janice) Gibson of Atwater, Calif.; one daughter, Delores (Lloyd) Gainey of

Cheraw; four grandchildren, Adam Gibson, Corey Gibson, Amanda Gainey and Allison White; one brother, Jimmy Brabham of Hartsville; one sister, Dorothy Newbolt of Augusta, Ga.


Arrangements were entrusted to Stephens Funeral Home of Manning. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 17, 2003.

 

Julia Margaret Fletcher Huntley

Julia Margaret Fletcher Huntley, 88, of Cheraw died Sunday, April 20, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 from St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cheraw. Burial followed in Old St. David’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw.


Born March 19, 1915, in McColl, Mrs. Huntley was a daughter of the late Wade Hampton and Judith Ann Tatum Fletcher. She was a graduate of Greensboro College and former partner/co-owner of Ladied Apparel, Inc. (formerly known as Pauline Moore’s). She was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Women and was a treasurer of the Susan McIver Chapter for many years. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, bridge, reading and cooking. She is remembered for her pulled butter mints, a recipe she has passed on to her children.


Surviving are one daughter, Ann (Michael T.) Malone of Charleston; one son, Preston B. (Nell B.) Huntley Jr. of Winnsboro; six grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Preston Huntley Sr., and a brother, Frank Tatum Fletcher.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 24, 2003.


Dorothy Adams Poston

Dorothy Adams Poston, 82, of Cheraw died Tuesday, April 15, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 17 from North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Born Feb. 8, 1921, in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Poston was a daughter of the late Dol Adams and Allie Davis Gardner Adams. She was retired from J & K Grill and Restaurant and Cabin Creek Restaurant. She was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church.


Surviving are one son, Jackie W. Poston of Columbia; two daughters, Dottie Copeland and Lola Webster, both of Columbia; four grandchildren, Kaye James, Lisa Cranford, Todd Cranford and Jacquelyn McCoy; and six great-grandchildren.


Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 24, 2003.


Curtis Junior “Buck” Baker

Curtis Junior “Buck” Baker, 58, of Pageland died Friday, April 18, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 20 from Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Union Hill Baptist Church, c/o Steve Kee, 325 Therrell Williams Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728, or to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Born in Pageland, Mr. Baker was a son of Lucille Rollings Baker and the late Everett Baker. He was a supervisor at Chesterfield Yarn Mill and a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and devoted family man.


Surviving are his mother of Pageland; his wife, Joan Steen Baker of the home; one son, Alan Baker of Pageland; one daughter, Nina Baker of Pageland; one grandson, Jarius Dean of Pageland; two brothers, Roger Baker of Pageland and Donnie Baker of Jefferson; and three sisters, Bonnie Miles and Nancy Arant of Pageland and Judy Morton of Chesterfield.


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

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 24, 2003.


Margaret Jordan Isgett

Margaret Jordan Isgett, 74, of Hartsville, died Friday, April 18, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 20 from Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 1635 Cedar Creek Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.


Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Isgett was a daughter of the late Henry Dargan and Minnie Lewis Jordan. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.


Surviving are one son, Robert W. (Naomi) Isgett Jr. of Hartsville; two daughters, Evelyn (David) Talbert of Patrick and Joyce (Larry) Newman of Camden; three brothers, Henry Jordan and J. E. Jordan of Patrick and James Jordan of Hartsville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 24, 2003.

James Ray Dixon

James Ray Dixon, 55, of Patrick died Sunday, April 20, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 from Edwards Chapel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Dixon was a son of Anna Tyner Dixon and the late Wade H. Dixon. He was a former employee of Mafco Manufacturing Company.


Surviving are his mother of Patrick; two daughters, Bridget Dixon of Chesterfield and Shirley Gibson of Patrick; and three grandchildren.
Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 24, 2003.

James Tony Hancock

James Tony Hancock, 50, of Ruby died Saturday, April 19, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 21 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741, or Ruby Church of God, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Hancock was a son of Gladys Price Hancock and the late James Fred Hancock. He was an employee of INA Bearing Company. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and attended Ruby Church of God.

Surviving are his mother of Ruby; his wife, Anne Eddins Hancock of the home; and his pets, King and Big Head.


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

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), April 24, 2003.

Julia Margaret Fletcher Huntley

Julia Margaret Fletcher Huntley, 88, of Cheraw died Sunday, April 20, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 from St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cheraw. Burial followed in Old St. David’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw.


Born March 19, 1915, in McColl, Mrs. Huntley was a daughter of the late Wade Hampton and Judith Ann Tatum Fletcher. She was a graduate of Greensboro College and former partner/co-owner of Ladies Apparel, Inc. (formerly know as Pauline Moore’s). She was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Women and was a treasurer of the Susan McIver Chapter for many years. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, bridge, reading and cooking. She is remembered for her pulled butter mints, a recipe she has passed on to her children.


Surviving are one daughter, Ann (Michael T.) Malone of Charleston; one son, Preston B. (Nell B.) Huntley Jr. of Winnsboro; six grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Preston Huntley Sr., and a brother, Frank Tatum Fletcher.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 1, 2003.


Linda Schwartz May

Linda Schwartz May, 52, of Brevard, N.C., died Tuesday, April 22, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 from Open Arms Tabernacle Church. Burial followed in Pisgah Gardens Cemetery.


Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. May was a daughter of Ruth Hatcher Schwartz and the late Eddie Schwartz. She was a member of Open Arms Tabernacle Church.
Surviving are her mother of Dunn, N.C.; her husband, the Rev. Larry May of Brevard; two sons, Benjamin May of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Matthew (Suncerai) May of Graham, N.C.; one daughter, Christina May of Brevard; one brother, Alan Schwartz of Cordova, N.C.; and one granddaughter, Kelli May of Brevard.


Arrangements were entrusted to Moody-Connolly Funeral Home in Brevard.
Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 1, 2003.


Allie Mae Roberts Crowley

Allie Mae Roberts Crowley, 92, of Cheraw died Wednesday, April 23, 2003. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. April 25 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.


Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Crowley was a daughter of the late Leander and Newell Johnson Roberts. She was a homemaker and a member of Westside Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are one son, James Roberts of West Columbia; two grandchildren, Judy Purvis of Cheraw and Pam Roberts of West Columbia; two great-grandchildren, Sherry Jackson of Ruby and Mark Purvis of Wallace; and four great-great-grandchildren, Melany Polson and Blake Jackson, both of Ruby, and Mark Purvis Jr. and Emily Purvis, both of Wallace.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Wesley Crowley.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 1, 2003.


Joseph Tyler

Joseph Tyler, 60, of Cheraw died Wednesday, April 10, 2003. A funeral service was held Tuesday, April 22, from Pentecostal Assembly Holiness Church. Burial followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.


Born March 30, 1943, in Lakeland, Fla., Mr. Tyler was a son of the late James and Darna Silas Tyler. He graduated from Rochelle Senior High School in Lakeland in 1962 and received an associate’s from Kittrell College in Kittrell, N.C., in 1965. He worked as a brick mason in Paterson, N.J., until he moved to Cheraw.


Surviving are his companion, Fannie J. Davis; four children, Patrick D. Tyler of Lakeland, Fla., Juan Johnson of Cheraw, Joseph Tyler Johnson of Atlanta, Ga., and Juanita Johnson-Drake of Columbia; two stepdaughters, Anjenette Johnson of Columbia and Gail (Wayne) Chapman of Cheraw; one sister, Martha Bouchee of Lakeland; nine grandchildren, ShaQuan Johnson and DeJuan Johnson, both of Cheraw, Kaylin

Johnson, Jasmine Johnson and N’yda Johnson, all of Jacksonville, Fla., Jerell Drake of Columbia, Joseph Murphy, Asia Murphy and Monique Murphy, all of Atlanta; and other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara McCleod.


Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 1, 2003.

Charlotte Everett

Charlotte Everett, 76, of Society Hill died Saturday, April 26, 2003. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Burial will follow Thursday, May 1 in Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md.


Memorials may be made to Harris Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 2464 Byrd Road, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Everett was a daughter of the late John Alexander and Margaret Conboy McCaw. She was retired from Suburban Trust Co. (Bank of America) Hyattsville, Md. She attended Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.


Surviving are three daughters, Mardy Jackson of Society Hill, Judy Sobek of Annapolis, Md., and Beth Carey of Gaithersburg, Md.; three sons, Anthony Wackerle and Danny Everett, both of Frederick, Md., and Steve Everett of Valdosta, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Ann Stern and Kathleen Salazar, both of Fairfax, Va.; one brother, Joe McCaw of Yulee, Fla.; 12 grand-children; and five great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by two husbands, Benjamin Everett and Anthony Wackerle, and a daughter, Kathleen Wade.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 1, 2003.

Ardener “Sister” Hamilton

Ardener “Sister” Hamilton, 92, died Sunday, April 20, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 25 from New Zion Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.


Born Sept. 6, 1910, in Richmond County, N.C., Mrs. Hamilton was a daughter of the late Alexander and Rosa Ingram Hamilton. She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, member and president of the Usher Board, and member of the Missionary and Baptist Training Union. She was reorganized as “Mother of the Church” for her dedication to New Zion Church. She worked as a cook for Edwards Elementary School and was a participant and volunteer with the Chesterfield County Council on Aging.


Surviving are two daughters, Arnetha (Alfonzo) Curry of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Josephine Davis of College Park, Ga.; one son, Joseph (Stacey) Hamilton of Birmingham, Ala.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by two children.
Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home of Cheraw.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 1, 2003.

Avis B. Love

Avis B. Love, 84, of Georgetown died Sunday, April 20, 2003. A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 23, from Georgetown Church of God. Burial followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens in Georgetown.


Born Sept. 11, 1918, in Marlboro County, Mrs. Love was a daughter of the late Bruce and Flora Waters Barrington.


Surviving are twin sons, Donald Love and Ronald Love, both of Georgetown; three daughters, Betty L. Collins of Murrells Inlet, Geraldine L. Shelly and Becky Altman, both of Georgetown; one sister, Maggie B. Boan of Bennettsville; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Love. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.


William “Bill” Finch

William “Bill” Finch, 84, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 from Cheraw Family Worship Center.


Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231-4596.


Born in Rome, N.Y., Mr. Finch was a son of the late Harvey and Alice Husted Finch. He was U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean Confict. He received the Bronze Star, China War Memorial Medal and the Army Distriguished Unit Badge. He was a member of the Cheraw Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Cheraw Planning and Zoning Board and a volunteer at Cheraw Intermediate School. Before moving to Cheraw, he received the Macon County Community Development Leadership Award in 1989. He was a member of the Macon County, N.C. Civil Air Patrol. He enjoyed building ship models, woodworking, history, sailing and flying.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia A. Hinson Finch of Cheraw; two sons, William F. Finch of Longwood, Fla. and Robert Wolff of Rome, N.Y.; five daughters, Lois Biederman of Windermere, Fla., Pam Davidson of El Paso, Texas, Kimberly Manuikian of Orlando, Fla., Kimberli Wilson of Glencoe, Minn., and Shannon Stark of Fairbanks, Ala.; one brother, Harvey Finch of Sheridan, Wyo.; two sisters, Elizabeth Oakman of Winter Springs, Fla., and Margaret Finch of Auburn, Ga.,; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grand-children.


Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.


Oradell Johnson Bowen

Oradell Johnson Bowen, 64, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 2 from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.


Born May 15, 1938, in Chesterfield County. Mrs. Bowen was a daughter of the late Chauncey and Mildred Gillespie Johnson. She symbolized her dedication to Jehovah by water baptism October 1975 and served with the Cheraw Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses until her death.


Surviving are her husband, Cicero J. Bowen; one daughter, Marilyn (James) Powe; one grandchild, Reginald L. Cassidy; three great-grandchildren, Tynah, Tierra, Kikki; two sisters, Sandra Little of Cheraw and Charlotte Walker of New York, N.Y.; one brother, John Lewis Little of Cheraw; three aunts; two uncles, including George Rowie of Cheraw; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.

Cleveland Elliott Michael

Cleveland Elliott Michael, 84, of Cheraw died Tuesday, April 22, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28 from Reid’s Memorial Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Gum Springs Church Cemetery in Mt. Croghan.


Born Sept. 1, 1918, in Pageland, Mr. Michael was a son of the late Pearl Michael and Eliza Horne Michael Malloy. He was retired from the airline industry with over 25 years of service. He was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. He was an avid reader of the classics and poetry, he loved music and he took pride in being well informed.


Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Michael; one daughter, Anne Michael Gilbert of Hillsborough, N.J.; one granddaughter, Dina Laurie Gilbert of Richmond, Va.; one adopted sister, Martha Jean Robinson of Arlington, Va.; and a host of other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Poe Franklin, and two brothers, William F. and Benny T. Michael.


Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.


Margaret Morris

Margaret Morris, 78, of Cheraw died Saturday, April 26, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 1 from Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.


Born May 22, 1924, in Cheraw, Mrs. Morris was a daughter of the late Robert Williams and Claudia Stacks. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she served as a member of the Stewardess Board and the United Methodist Women. She was a former employee of Cheraw Primary School, where she was a cleaning technician.


Surviving are her brother, George (Mae Lee) Cassidy Sr.; one nephew, Kenneth L. (Patsy) Cassidy; a special son, Larry Watts; a life-long friend, Janie Broomfield; two cousins, Geneva S. McDonald and Carolyn S. McIver; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Morris; one sister, Mae Francis Kenyear; and a niece and nephew.


Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.

Ella Sue Miller Redfearn

Ella Sue Miller Redfearn, 55, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 from Nicey Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born May 21, 1947, in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Redfearn was a daughter of the late Harmon Miller and Tressie Crawford Miller. She was a member of Nicey Grove Baptist Church and was employed with Wampler for over 30 years.


Surviving are her husband, Hubert Redfearn; two sons, Michael Anthony (Lillie Mae) Redfearn and Hubert Leonard Redfearn, all of Pageland; seven grandchildren, Nadeia Chambers of Charlotte, N.C., Kevin Hickmon, Louwanda Hickmon, Amanda Hickmon, Anthony Redfearn, Jalesia Lowery and Shontara Chambers, all of Pageland; two great-grandchildren, Dishon Chambers of Charlotte and Shakeyvia Young of Jefferson; five sisters, Carrie Lee (Haywood) Kennedy, Mary Lee (Leroy) White, Beulah Miller (Clifford) Cabbagestalk, Alton Odessa Miller and Verna Miller, all of Pageland; five brothers, Albert (Sadie) Miller, Harvin Hogan (Bessie Kilgo) Miller, Howard Leroy Miller, Roosevelt (Mary Jane) Blakeney and Bobby (Pattie) Blakeney; two stepbrothers, Alphonzo Miller of Jefferson and James Miller of Pageland; two uncles; one aunt; and a host of other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by three sisters, Elaine Miller Willis, Lou Jane Goodman and Ruth Miller, and three nephews.


Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.


Julia Campbell McDuffie

Julia Campbell McDuffie, 93, died Friday, April 25, 2003. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 from Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.


Born Aug. 9, 1909, in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McDuffie was the wife of the late Sandy McDuffie. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church, where she served as a deaconess, a member of the teacher’s Missionary Society Circle, treasurer and pastor’s aide. She was also part of the Baptist Training Union. She was a member of Ruby Chapter No. 317 O.E.S., where she was a past Matron.


Surviving are four daughters, Frances Grimes, Esther (Woodrow) DeBrew, all of Hampton, Va., Evelyn (Ted) Davis, and Eva (Charles) Parks, all of Cheraw; three sons, Wilbert (Georgia) McDuffie, Sandy McDuffie Jr. and Willie H. McDuffie, all of Cheraw; 36 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by four children, James McDuffie, Lester McDuffie, Clara Davis and Minnie McDuffie.


Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.


Verna Matheson Griggs

Verna Matheson Griggs, 72, of Cheraw died Thursday, May 1, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 from Faith Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Faith Christian School, 220 Greene Street, Cheraw, S.C., 29520, or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.


Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Griggs was a daughter of Ernest and the late Eudell Mixon Matheson.


She retired as an office manager from Carolina Power & Light Company with 28 years of service. She was a member of the Pioneer Club of CP&L. She was an active member of Faith Presbyterian Church, where she was involved in the adult choir and women’s ministry. (She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church.) She was a member of the Four Seasons Garden Club, the Chirstian Women’s Club and a pianist for the Cheraw Kiwanis Club for many years.

 

Surviving are her father of Cheraw; her husband, John Wills Griggs Sr. of Cheraw; two sons, John W. (Karen Stone) Griggs Jr. of North Myrtle Beach and Tony M. (Nancy Rogers) Griggs of Cheraw; one brother, Ernest J. Matheson Jr. of Wagener; one sister, Faye Matheson Griggs of Florence; three grandchildren, John W. Griggs III, Benjamin J. Griggs, Dustin Cameron Griggs; and three step-grandchildren, Nadia, Nicole and Maggie Wetternek.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.

  1. W. Horne
  2. W. Horne, 72, of Pageland died Sunday, May 4, 2003. A graveside service was held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 7 in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
    Born in Pageland, Mr. Horne was a son of the late Luke and Bessie Sherrin Horne. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired logger and carpenter.


Surviving are two sons, Randy Horne and James Horne of Pageland; three daughters, Debra Smith of Jefferson,

Karen McClain and Pat Horne, both of Pageland; one brother, Bobby Horne of Shelby, N.C.; four sisters, Carolyn Wright and Marcine Rorie, both of Monroe, N.C., Linda Simpson of Locust, N.C. and Ruth Starnes of Indian Trail, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Griffin.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.

 

Khia Ashanti Hamilton

Khia Ashanti Hamilton, infant daughter of Keith and Shanethia Johnson Hamilton, died Saturday, May 3, 2003. A graveside service was held Monday, May 5 in Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Pageland.


She was born Feb. 14th. Surviving are her parents of Pageland; maternal grandparents, Calvin and Ann Johnson of Jefferson; paternal grandparents, Carolyn Hamilton of Dunn, N.C., and Joseph Hamilton of Birmingham, Ala.; a great-great-grandmother, Faralee Wright of Jefferson; one godsister, Nighe Akerele; one godbrother, Demetrius Akerele; aunts and godmother, Sgt. Nicole Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C., and Lashonda Johnson of Jefferson; one godfather, James Blue of Pageland; one godmother, Amanda Little of Ruby; five aunts, Dawn Hamilton, Dorian Hamilton, Tonya H. Williams, all of Atlanta, Ga., Shameika Hamilton and Shaneika Hamilton of Greenwood; and one uncle, Joseph Hamilton Jr. of Birmingham.

Arrangements were entrusted to Fleming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 8, 2003.


Cleveland Elliott Michael

Cleveland Elliott Michael, 84, of Cheraw died Tuesday, April 22, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday


April 28 from Reid’s Memorial Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Gum Springs Church Cemetery in Mt. Croghan.


Born Sept. 1, 1918, in Pageland, Mr. Michael was a son of the late Pearl Michael and Eliza Horne Michael Malloy. He was retired from the airline industry with other 25 years of service. He was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

He was an avid reader of the classics and poetry, he loved music and he took pride in being well informed. He was first married to Frances Poe Franklin.


Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Michael; one daughter, Anne Michael-Gilbert of Hillborough, N.J.; one granddaughter, Dina Laurie Gilbert of Richmond, Va.; one adopted sister, Martha Jean Robinson of Arlington, Va.; and a host of other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by two brothers, William F. and Benny T. Michael.


Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 15, 2003.


Linda Ann Butts Zahler

Linda Ann Butts Zahler, 64, of Conway, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at McLeod Regional Medical Center. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8 from Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Brittingham officiating.


Memorials may be sent to North Conway Baptist Church Building Fund, 1608 Sessions St., Conway, S.C. 29526, or The Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 10th Ave. Ext., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.


Born in Newry, Mrs. Zahler was a daughter of Helen Knox Butts and the late Stephen William Butts. She was a member of North Conway Baptist Church, where whe was a former Sunday school teacher. She was a graduate of Seneca High School and the Baptist School of Nursing in Columbia. She was a former employee of Conway Nursing Center Hospital and McLeod Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Zahler taught nursing at the Conway High School of Practical Nursing at the Aynor/Conway Career Center. She started the Conway Sundancers Western Square Dance Club and was a leader of Girl Scout Troop 197 for many years. She was involved with Boy Scout Troop 899, The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Zahler was a cancer survivor.


Surviving, in addition to her mother of Newry, are her husband, Edwin C. Zahler of Conway; a son, Edwin “Eddie” (Lisa) Zahler Jr. of Chesterfield; a daughter, Lori Zahler (William) Barker of Conway; three sisters, Mary Lou Edison of Nashville, Tenn., Bonnie Robertson of Paragould, Ark., and Martha Hawkins of Los Alamos, N.M.; and four grandchildren, Grant Zahler and Megan Zahler of Chesterfield, and Weber Barker and Zade Barker of Conway.


Arrangements were entrusted to Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 15, 2003.


Shelton English Sr.

Shelton English Sr., 75, of Wallace, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9 from Kiser Funeral Home. Committal was in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.


Born in Marlboro County, Mr. English was a son of the late William Aubry and Viola Hubbard English. He was a Shriner, a Mason and a member of Scottish Rites. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Wallace.

Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Lloyd English of Wallace; two sons, Shelton “Rock” (Sallie) English Jr. of Fort Mill, and William “Billy” H. (Denise) English of Cheraw; a daughter, Shelly Ann Fields of Chicago, Ill.; Ken and Kay Broadwater of Wallace, friends of the family; nine grandchildren, Charlotte Hurst of Chesterfield, Brent English, Michael English and Morgan English of Cheraw, Gracyn English, Mary Reid English and Rob English of Fort Mill, and Tony Parmigiani of Chicago; and a great-grandson, Drew Hurst of Chesterfield.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Annette Marsh.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 15, 2003.

Vera Area Wallace Hyatt

Vera Area Wallace Hyatt, 73, of Cheraw, died Saturday, May 10, 2003.
A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Cheraw.


Memorials may be made to Faith Fellowship Church, 5015 Hatcher Hill Road, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Hyatt was a daughter of the late Elijah C. and Millie M. Knight Wallace. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Cheraw.


Surviving are two sons, Dewayne Wallace of Wallace and Jimmy Wallace of Cheraw; three daughters, Mary Sue “Susie” Elizabeth H. Walker of Cheraw, Joann Hyatt Rogers of Wagener and E. June Hyatt Pate of Bennettsville; two brothers, Clifton H. Wallace of Cheraw and Elmer Ray Wallace of Chesterfield; two sisters, Virgie Wallace and Edell Bone of Cheraw; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Ruth Watts and Iceann Wallace.


Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.

To leave an on-line condolence message for the family visit KiserFuneralHome.com. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 15, 2003.

Elizabeth Previtte Lang

Elizabeth Previtte Lang, 86, of Cheraw died Saturday, May 10, 2003. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Monday,May 12 from Sandy Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morven, N.C.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Sallie Short, 708 Orchard Rd., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Born in Pageland, Mrs. Lang was a daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie Sikes Previtte. She was a retired merchant and attended Zoar United Methodist Church.


Surviving are one son, Gerald (Helen) Lang of Cheraw; one granddaughter, Sharon L. (Todd) Robinson of Cheraw; and one great-granddaughter, Chrislynne Robinson of Cheraw.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur J. Lang, and three brothers.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 15, 2003.

 

 

Shirley Williams Sikes

Shirley Williams Sikes, 67, of Mt. Croghan, died Monday, May 12, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 from Center Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Sikes was a daughter of the late Mack and Annie Boone Williams. She was a homemaker.


Surviving are a son, Billy Sikes of Chesterfield; two daughters, Cathy Tarlton of Ruby and Rose Hodge of Patrick; a former son-in-law, Tommy Tarlton of Mt. Croghan; a sister, Catherine Joplin of Kannapolis, N.C.;10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Sikes, and a son, Jerry Sikes.


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

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 15, 2003.

Loyd H. Allen

Loyd H. Allen, 81, of Ruby, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 15 from White Oak Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


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


Born in Ruby, Mr. Allen was a son of the late Robert Jackson and Sarah Frances Gulledge Allen. He was a retired textile employee and farmer and was a member of Ruby WOW Lodge 516.

 

Surviving are his wife, Madge Woodward Allen of the home; a daughter, Janice (Doug) Thompson of Cheraw; a grandson, Jack Thompson of Cheraw; and three brothers, Clyde Allen and W. K. Allen of Kannapolis, N.C., and Grady Allen of Ruby.


He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Allen and Arthur Allen; and four sisters, Bess Gulledge, Clara Hancock, Azalee Terry and Dorothy Hendrickson.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 22, 2003.

Wilma Stanton Davidson

Wilma Stanton Davidson, 93, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 from Thomp-son Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, c/o Linda Mills 198 Rambling Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.
Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Davidson was a daughter of the late Julius and Mary Jane Odom Stanton. She was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church at the time of her death.


Surviving are one son, James C. “Jimmy” (Anne) Davidson of Jackson; one granddaughter, Dr. Cecelia Davidson of Augusta, Ga.; one grand-son, Dr. J. Michael “Mike” (Phyllis) Davidson of Florence; four great-grandchildren, Sarah Davidson, Joseph Davidson, Joshua Davidson and Jacob Davidson, all of Florence; and one sister, Alice S. Steen of Chesterfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert James “Bob” Davidson.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 22, 2003.


William D. “Twee” Wallace

William D. “Twee” Wallace, 78, of Cheraw, died Friday, May 16, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday,


May 18 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel in Chesterfield. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens in Cheraw.


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


Born in Cheraw, Mr. Wallace was a son of the late Jim and Ellen Stafford Wallace. He was a retired electrician with Cheraw Yarn Mills.


Surviving are his wife, Josephine Parks Wallace of the home; one son, Randy (Penny) Wallace of Cheraw; one daughter, Glenda Wallace (Burce) Manville of Cheraw; one grand-daughter, Melissa Wallace Vaughn; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by four brothers, R. Lee Wallace, Archie Wallace, James Wallace and Charlie Wallace; and two sisters, Viola Tarlton and Lena Wallace.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 22, 2003.

 

Goldie Fogle Johnson

Goldie Fogle Johnson, 89, of Chesterfield died Sunday, May 18, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church “Building Fund” 1016 Tec Road, Cheraw, S.c. 29520.

Born in Orangeburg, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Belton E. and Maggie Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She was married to the late Odis A. Johnson.


Surviving are one son, Nathan (Amanda) Johnson of Chesterfield; two daughters, Betty J. (Frank) McGregor of Ruby and Brenda J. (Gerald) Wood of Chesterfield; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 22, 2003.

Victoria Robinson Funderburk

Victoria Robinson Funderburk, 82, of Cheraw died Monday, May 12, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 from Rocky Branch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Born April 30, 1921, in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Funderburk was a daughter of the late Maudey Robinson Bennett and Clyde Alsbrooke. She was educated in the Chesterfield County public school system. She attended Salem United Methodist Church in Pageland, Nicey Grove Baptist Church in Jefferson and Rocky Branch Baptist Church.
Surviving are one son, Willie (Doris) Robinson of Ruby; three daughters, Jeannette (William) Merritt of Wadesboro, N.C., Sallie (Lonnie) Gibbs of Columbus, Ga. and Peggy Robinson of Bennettsville; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Helen Marshall of Fort Mill, Aline McCray, Dorothy Clyburn and Inez Thomas, all of Pageland; and a host of other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Stover Funderburk; a son, James Thomas Funderburk Sr.; four brothers, June Bennett, George Bennett, John Bennett and Louis Bennett; and a sister, Ethel Robinson.
Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 22, 2003.

Lawrence Ford

Lawrence Ford, 68, of Bushkill, Pa., died Wednesday, April 30, 2003. A funeral service was held Sunday, May 3 from Wayside Baptist Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. Burial followed in Pinelawn Memorial Cemetery, Pinelawn, N.Y.


Born May 1, 1934, in Cheraw, Mr. Ford was a son of the late Charlie and Mildred Ford of Cheraw. He attended school in Cheraw and later drove a school bus and worked as an undertaker during his youth. He worked as a knitter for 25 years, was retired from the Department of Transportation and was a member of Wayside Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.


Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Ursula “Darby” Ford of the home; three sons, Wayne “Pupi” Ford, Adrian “Ace” (Francis) Ford and Dwight Ford; one brother, Charlie (Miriam) Ford; two sisters, Dollie Johnson of California and Thelma Williams of Brooklyn; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; and a host of other family and friends.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Ford.


Arrangements were entrusted to Grace Funeral Chapels, Brooklyn, N.Y. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 22, 2003.


John Briggs

John Briggs, 54, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 16 from First United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to John Briggs Scholarship Fund, c/o Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, 221 Market St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520, or Cheraw High School Band, c/o John Pruitt, Cheraw High School, 649 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.


Born in Radford, Va., Mr. Briggs was a son of Edwin Albert and Myrtle Britt Briggs.

He served as a member and chairman of the Advisory Council for the Chesterfield County School District’s Career and Technology Education Program. He was chairman of the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce in 1996 and was serving on the Board of Directors of the chamber. He served on the Northeastern Technical College Board of Trustees since April 1999 and was chairman of the Personnel Committee. He was a member of a subcommittee of the State Technical College System, a member of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Board and the Board of Directors for Chesterfield General Hospital. He was human resource manager of Takata/Highland Industries of Cheraw. He was also an avid fan of the University of North Carolina Tar-heels basketball team.

Surviving are his parents of Lewisville, N.C.; his wife, Mary Sue Strickland Briggs of Cheraw; three daughters, Melissa Jane Briggs and Melanie Anne Briggs, both of Columbia, and Marjorie Anne Briggs of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Bill (Becky) Briggs of Advance, N.C., and Ed (Gini) Briggs Jr. of Horseshoe, N.C.; one sister, Carole Fedchock of Staunton, Va.; and several nieces and nephews, Christine F. (Chuck) Kelley, Bob (Kim) Fedchock of Gainesville, Ga., Lee Briggs of New York, N.Y., and Nicholas Fedchock of Gainesville.


Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 22, 2003.

James M. “Jamey” Rayfield Jr.

James M. “Jamey” Rayfield Jr., 33, of Chesterfield died Sunday, May 18, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery in Clio.
Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Rayfield was a son of Jeri McLaurin Rayfield and the late James Murray Rayfield. He was an employee of PBR.


Surviving are his mother of Leesville; his wife, Dawn Cottingham Rayfield of Cheraw; and one son, Hunter Rayfield of Wadesboro, N.C.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 29, 2003.


Norman P. Powe

Norman P. Powe, 86, of Cheraw died Saturday, May 17, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 23 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Born April 6, 1917, in Chesterfield County, Mr. Powe was a son of the late Plotorny and Florence Fair Powe. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was educated in the Chesterfield County school system and attended the Laurinburg Institute in Laurinburg, N.C. He was a trombonist and played with musical greats such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne and his life-long friend, Dizzy Gillespie. He was a World War II veteran and served as a police officer in New York until his retirement in 1982.


Surviving are his wife, Orden Greer Powe of the home; one son, Malcolm (Marcia) Greer of Roosevelt, N.Y.; one daughter, Joanne Gerald of Fayetteville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Makia Renee Greer, Monique Greer and Britney Greer, all of Roosevelt, and Wesley Bivens and Nichelle Bivens of Cheraw; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Clarence Pope.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 29, 2003.

Lynwood Brown

Lynnwood Brown, 32, of Cheraw died Thursday, May 15, 2003. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 23 from Macedonia Baptist Church.
Born July 2, 1970, in Chesterfield County, Mr. Brown was a son of Jessie Mae Brown and Authur Jackson. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and attended Cheraw High School where he played football. He was an employee of Cheraw Packing Plant.


Surviving are his mother of Cheraw and his father of Alexandria, Va.; two children, Lynnwood Brown Jr. of Cheraw and Chanell Lynn Smith of Alexandria; four sisters, Petrina N. Jackson of Alexandria, Angela (Kenya) James of Wallace, Annette Brown and Henrietta (Robert) Williams, all of Cheraw; four brothers, Jessie Lee (Thelma) Brown of Cheraw, Roger B. Jackson, Derrick L. Jackson and Adam C. Jackson, all of Alexandria; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 29, 2003.


Gladys Morris Sellers

Gladys Morris Sellers, 77, of Gloucester, Va., died Monday, May 19, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Hugh and Maybell Alexander Morris. She was a homemaker and was married to the late Claudius Sellers.


Surviving are two sons, Jerry Sellers of Darlington and Nicky Sellers of Chesterfield; three daughters, Judy Leidig and Patsy Sellers of Patrick and Robin Lowney of Gloucester, Va.; one sister, Margaret Melton of Cheraw; three brothers, Howard Morris, Leroy Morris and Johnny Morris, all of Hartsville; eight grand-children; and 12 great-grandchildren.


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

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 29, 2003.

Edgar E. “PeeWee” Freeman

Edgar C. “PeeWee” Freeman, 51, of Cheraw died Wednesday, May 21, 2003. a funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mr. Freeman was a son of Earline Nelson Freeman and the late E. C. Freeman. He was a truck driver with Merit Trucking Company.


Surviving are his mother of McFarlan, N.C.; one son, Gene Nelson Freeman of Cheraw; one daughter, Tyra Michell Freeman of Cheraw; one sister, Dale Freeman Williams of McFarlan; and one niece, Amanda Williams of McFarlan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 29, 2003.

Francis Virginia Mims Dionne

Francis Virginia Mims Dionne, 71, of Florence died Saturday, May 24, 2003. A Mass of Christian burial was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 from St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence. Burial followed in Florence Memorial Gardens.


Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Dionne was a daughter of the late William Shelton and Beulah Mae Suggs Mims. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church where she served on the Eucharistic Adoration Committee and was a member of the St. Anthony Seniors.

Surviving are her husband, Norman E. Dionne of Florence; three sons, N. Keith Dionne of Florence, Timothy E. Dionne and Richard M. (Lynn E.) Dionne, all of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Ellen M. Dionne, Rachel L. Dionne and Mark E. Dionne, all of Hartsville; and one brother, Jerry Mims of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Mims, and one sister, Margaret Joyner.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 29, 2003.

Janet Rybak Ormsby

Janet Rybak Ormsby, 55, of Chesterfield died Wednesday, May 21, 2003. A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 from St. Peter’s Catholic Church.


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


Born in Meriden, Conn., Mrs. Ormsby was a daughter of the late Raymond J.

 

 

and Mildred Fredricks Rybak. She was former office manager with International Silver for 20 years and with Echota Manufacturing Company for five years. She was founder and operator of Sandy Crest Kennel in Chesterfield, and she organized the Chesterfield County 4-H Horse Club. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.


Surviving are her husband, Frank H. Ormsby of the home; one stepson, Christopher Ormsby of Meriden; one stepdaughter, Marjorie Ormsby Butkiewicz of Meriden; and one step-granddaughter, Halia Danielle Butkiewicz.


She was preceded in death by one stepson, Daniel Ormsby.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 29, 2003.


Mary Ruth Smith Steele

Mary Ruth Smith Steele, 84, of Chesterfield died Saturday, May 24, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 from Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Home Missions of Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Steele was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Minnie Daisy McLaurin Smith. She was a retired school teacher with Chesterfield County School District. She was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church where she served as the first woman deacon. She was a WMU director, Sunday school teacher and GA’s leader.

Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia Steele (Paul) Nowak of Littleton, Colo.; two sons, Steven (Cindi) Steele of Midlothian, Va., and Russell (Lisa) Steele of Florence; four grandchildren, Andrew Nowak, Joseph Nowak, Samuel Steele and Jackson Steele; two step-grandchildren, Brandon Pierce and Justin Pierce; and a number of nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Ney B. Steele.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 29, 2003.

Bertha Harrington

Bertha Harrington, 88, died May 17, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church.


Born Jan. 16, 1915, in Marlboro County, Mrs. Harrington was a daughter of the late Charlie Malachi and Marzella Dixon Malachi. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, and she was married to Frank B. Harrington Jr.

Surviving are one daughter, Jean E. Johnson of Wallace; four grand-children, Wanda (James) Brown, Patti Harrington, Frank P. Harrington and Michael Harrington, all of Cheraw; one stepson, Nathan Redfearn of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Deloris McKoy of Brooklyn and Beatrice Robinson of Bronx, N.Y.; one aunt, Isabelle Boatwright; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by two children, Marie and Theodore Harrington.

Arrangements were intrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), May 29, 2003.

Teresa Ann Rhea Huey

Teresa Ann Rhea Huey, 49, of Bennettsville died Monday, May 26, 2003. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29 from McCall Cemetery.


Born Jan. 30, 1954, in Waynesville, N.C., Mrs. Huey was a daughter of Eleanor Seals Rhea and the late Johnny Rhea. She was a Methodist and LPN for 29 years with Dundee Nursing Home. She enjoyed working with flowers and fishing.


Surviving are her mother of Cheraw; her husband, Chammie B. Huey; one son, Bryan Polson of Wallace; one daughter, Danielle Polson of Wallace; one stepson, Jacob Donald Huey of Greer; one stepdaughter, Allyson Blaisure of Grand Forks, N.D.; one brother, James “JimBo” Rhea of Cheraw; one sister, Rene Pridgen of Aiken; and four grandchildren, Chelsee Polson, Nicholas Polson, Pete Howle and Kateland Elizabeth Blaisure.


Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.

Martha R. Mills

Martha R. Mills, 82, of Pageland died Tuesday, May 27, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29 from New Covenant Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.


Memorials may be made to Springhill Assisted Living, 514 S. Gum St., Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Mills was a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Hattie Curlee Rayfield. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Covenant Baptist Church.


Surviving are one daughter, Joanne M. (Charles) Knight of Pageland; four sons, Joel (Judy) Mills of Chesterfield, Archie (Kathy) Mills of Florence, Roger (Greta) Mills of Aiken and Bobby Mills of Mt. Croghan; one sister, Allie Hendrick of Darlington; 10 grandchildren, Wayne Knight, Steve Knight, Martha Knight, Casey Mills, Joe Lynn Mills, Todd Mills, Jenny Alderman, Lauren Mills, Donna Barnes and Paula Gibson; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. L. “Trump” Mills.


Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.

Melvin Rupbert Nance

Melvin Rupbert Nance Sr., 83, of Lilesville, N.C., died Tuesday, May 27, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30 from Olivet United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the the church cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Martha Goodwin, Route 1, Box 92, Lilesville, N.C. 28091.


Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Anson County, Mr. Nance was a son of the late Decosta Parvin and Mollie High Nance. He was a member of Olivet United Methodist Church and was retired from the construction business. He was a World War II Army Veteran.


Surviving are four daughters, Mollie Adams of Wadesboro, N.C., Jane (Edward) Johnson of Rockingham, N.C., Joyce (Ted) Johnson of Peachland, N.C. and Cynthia (Gary) Conklin of Lilesville; three sons, Melvin (Carol) Nance Jr. of Peachland, Ed Nance of Chesterfield and Randy (Becky) Nance of Lilesville; nine grandchildren, Lorrie Norton, Phillip Johnson, and Melody Stinson, all of Peachland, Kelsey Adams of Wadesboro, N.C., Brian Johnson, Jackie Huntley, Warren Nance, Justin Conklin and Mary Beth Conklin, all of Lilesville; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gertha Holshouser of Kannapolis, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Sellers Nance.


Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.

 

  1. Garland Sellers
  2. Garland Sellers, 85, of Ruby died Wednesday, May 28, 2003. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 30 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Sellers was a son of the late Charlton Rufus and Mollie Griggs Sellers. He was a retired employee of J. P. Stevens and a retired farmer. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.


Surviving are his wife, Anthel Johnson Sellers of the home; two daughters, Carolyn S. (Charles) Sellers and Marilyn S. (Mike) Burns, all of Ruby; two grandchildren, Jessica Zwaschka of Spearfish, S.D., and Dee Gaskins of Ruby; five great-grandchildren, Noah Gaskins, Madeline Gaskins, Britton Gaskins, Zachary Zwaschka and Alexandra Zwaschka; two brothers, J. C. Sellers of Kannapolis, N.C., and Dean Sellers of Ruby; and one sister, Katie Hawks of High Point, N.C.
Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.

Angela Whitley Brown

Angela Whitley Brown, 92, of Charlotte, N.C., died Thrusday, May 15, 2003.


A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19 from Myers Park Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tyler Downing officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery.


Born Jan. 24, 1911, in Clayton, N.C., Mrs. Brown was a daughter of Nina Duncan and Wiliford Ivanhoe Whitley. She attended Duke University and N.C. State and was a former teacher. She was a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C., where she served as a Sunday school teacher, pastor’s aide, Bible teacher, circle chairman, social services chairman of Church Women United, Lockhart-Gammon Bible Class vice president and secretary, and Women of the Church representative to the Alexander Children’s Center Auxiliary. For the Women of the Church of Mecklenburg Presbytery, she served as Bible interpreter and chairman of Christian Community Action and was missioner in the Mecklenburg Presbytery for the National Board of Ministries. She conducted workshops on Christian Community Action at Montreat forSyndical Training School. She served as youth director for Albermarle Road Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Charlotte Junior League. In 1944, she started theh Bass Brown Braille Library for Children. For 23 years, she was program director for the Charlotte Prevention of Blindness and for 20 years served as chairman of the board. She was president of Mecklenburg Association of the Blind from 1942-46 and served on the N.C. State Commission for the Blind for five years. She enjoyed participating in the Duke Power Retirees meetings and Virginia Dare Book Circle. She received several honors during her lifetime, among them are Honorary Life Member of the Mecklenburg Presbytery, Honorary Life Member of the Mecklenburg Kindergarten Association, Lions Club Award, N.C. Eye Bank Award, Junior Woman’s Club and Larry Walker Award for Outstanding Service. She is listed in “World Who’s Who of Women,” “Personalities of the South” and “Outstanding Community Leaders of America.”


Surviving are three daughters, Angela B. (Josef) Burger of Wausau, Wis., Mary B. (the late David) Redfearn of Chesterfield and Joan B. Murray of Tucker, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Joe Burger, Karina Burger (Tim) O’Brian, Charles Burger, John Burger, Victoria Burger (Tony) Kim, Tish Amanda Murray, David E. (Rhonda) Redfearn Jr. and John R. (Deanna) Redfearn; two great-grandchildren, Whitley C. Redfearn and Savannah M. Redfearn; two sisters, Margaret (the late Brooks) Rasor and Helen (Charles) Fortune: and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bass Brown Jr.; four brothers, Wiliford Judson, Carl and Duke; and two sisters, Elizabeth and Yvonne.


Arrangements were entrusted to Harry and Bryant Company. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.

Ann Gulledge Crowley Gainey

Ann Gulledge Crowley Gainey, 56, of Chesterfield, died Friday, May 30, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1 from Lower Macedonia Baptist Church Family Life Center. Burial was in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.


Memorials may be made to Lower Macedonia Baptist Church, College Scholarship Fund, c/o Joni Davis, P.O. Box 253, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Gainey was a daughter of the late Johnny and Mary Elise Crowley Gulledge. She was a graduate of Coker College and was owner and operator of Ann Gainey’s Accounting and Tax Service. She was an instructor at Northeastern Technical College and a member of WOW Lodge 1102. Mrs. Gainey was a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church where she served as treasurer, director of the College Scholarship Fund, choir member and former Sun-day School teacher.


Surviving are her husband, Gladd Gainey of the home; two daughters, Melinda Ann C. (Bryan) Sellers and Angie C. (Kevin) Thurman, all of Chesterfield; four grandchildren, John Michael Crawley, Brittany Crawley, Mary-Kaitlin Thurman and Leach Thurman; two brothers, Weldon Gulledge of New Port, N.C., and Chuck Gulledge of Cheraw; four sisters, Josephine Board of Cheraw, Virginia Smith of Asheboro, N.C., Marie Ballard of Mooresville, N.C., and Marilyn Brown of Statesville, N.C.; and a number of other family and friends.


She was preceded in death by her first husband, Perry H. Crowley; two brothers, Legrand Gulledge and Johnny Gulledge; and two sisters, Pauline Lewis and Naomi Crowley.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.


Boyce Whittington

Boyce Whittington, 61, of McFarlan, N.C., died Thursday, May 29, 2003, after a battle with cancer. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31 from Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Route 1, Box 200B, Morven, N.C. 28119.


Born Sept. 3, 1941, in Ellerbe, N.C., Mr. Boyce was a son of Banner and Mabel “Tootsie” Whittington. He was employed with Delta Mills in Wallace for 42 years. He retired from Delta as a quality control manager.


Surviving are his wife, Gail; a son, Todd (Cindy) Boyce of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Will and Grace; a stepmother, Agnes of Ellerbe; a sister, Helen Frances (Gerald) Lang of Cheraw; his mother-in-law, Flora Nelle Johnson of McFarlan, N.C.; brothers-in-law, Tommy (Phillis) Johnson, Joe (Ronna) Johnson and Perry (Sharon) Johnson, all of Cheraw, Richard Johnson and Jeffrey (Shannon) Johnson, all of McFarlan, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Earl and Bobbie Joe.


Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home of Wadesboro, N.C. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.


Avery Jordan Burch

Avery Jordan Burch of Mt. Croghan died Friday, May 30, 2003.


A graveside funeral service was held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1 in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.


Born in Monroe, N.C., Avery Jordan Burch was an infant son of Crystal Gail Burch of Mt. Croghan.


Surviving are his grandmother, Louise Burch of Mt. Croghan; two aunts, Betty Deese and Queenia Smith; and an uncle, Jackie Burch.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.


Donald Tiller

Donald Tiller, 65, of McBee died Saturday, May 31, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 from Union Methodist Church. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to McBee Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 355, McBee, S.C. 29101, or Union United Methodist Church Building Fund, Box 398, McBee, S.C. 29101.


born in Kershaw County, Mr. Tiller was a son of Pearl Godwin Tiller and the late Daniel Herbert Tiller. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church and McBee Masonic Lodge 313. He owned a music publishing company, Silver Key Music, and was a member of the Country Music Association. He received the lifetime achievement award of the S.C. Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Surviving are his mother of McBee; his wife, Judy Kirkley Tiller of McBee; four sons, Randy (Rhonda) Tiller, Terry (Gina) Tiller, Chris (Stephanie) Tiller, all of McBee, and Brad (Celeste) Tiller of Rock Hill; one sister, Mary Lynn Gainey of Bethune; one brother, Wayne Tiller of McBee; and five grandchildren, Josh Tiller, Lindsey Gainey, Christian Tiller, Chloe Tiller and Weston Tiller.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.

Mary Lee Redfearn

Mary Lee Redfearn, 86, of Chesterfield died Tuesday, May 27, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30 from Granview Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born Oct. 2, 1916, in Chesterfield, Miss Redfearn was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Lessie Redfearn. She was a member of Granview Presbyterian Church.


Surviving are two sisters, Marie Redfearn and Alma Redfearn of Chesterfield; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers and five sisters.


Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.


Susie Ann Lowery Blakeney

Susie Ann Lowery Blakeney, 68, of Pageland died Sunday, May 25, 2003. A funeral service was held a 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, from Salem United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Born Aug. 30, 1934, in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Blakeney was a daughter of Jack and Annie Lowery. She was a lifelong member of Salem United Methodist Church where she served as a member of the United Methodist Women, a Trustee Board member for two years and an Usher Board member. She sang with the Salem Gospel Singers for 20 years. She was employed by Perfect Fit in Monroe, N.C., for over 30 years. She was also employed with Plyler’s Food Store in Pageland for several years.

Surviving are her husband, James “Fab” Blakeney; two grandsons, Jimmy Todd (Tressa) Lowery Jr. of Monroe and Rico Mungo of Charlotte, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Rice and Chas Gilmore; one brother, Fred Lee (Diane) Lowery of Pageland; one sister, Shirley (James) Little of Charlotte; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Lowery Sr.; two sisters, Gertrude Little and Lela Mae Lowery; and three brothers, Edward Gene Lowery, June Lowery and Charlie Lowery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 5, 2003.

Edwin Eugene “Gene” Burch

Edwin Eugene “Gene” Burch, 75, of Mt. Croghan died Tuesday, June 3, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

 

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


Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Burch was a son of the late Erastus H. and Annie Lowery Burch. He was a retured farmer and a member of Mt. Croghan Baptist Church.


Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Lynn Atkinson Burch of the home; one son, Edwin Eugene (Carolyn) Burch Jr. of Aiken; and three granddaughters, Sloan Burch (Greg) Fleming of Nashville, Tenn., Carrie Burch and Elizabeth Burch of Aiken; one brother, Frank Burch of Pageland; and one sister, Nancy Burch Mangum of Pageland.


He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles L. Burch; and two sisters, Analiza B. Sikes and Wiladeane B. Burr.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 12, 2003.

Rufus James Gill

Rufus James Gill, 69, of Cheraw died Thursday, May 29, 2003. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.
Born Jan. 26, 1934, in Cheraw, Mr. Gill was a son of the late Ralph Gill and Gertrude Mae G. Powe. He attended school in Cheraw and was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where he served as a member of the usher board, the men’s chorus and the trustee board. He worked for both Box Mill and J. P. Stevens, and he later worked as a crossing guard for the Chesterfield County school system.

Surviving are three daughters, Deborah Smith of Capital Height, Md., Mary Lee of Fayetteville, N.C., and Robin McFarland of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, James McCray of Kannapolis, N.C., and James Gill of Texas; one sister, Virginia Lisenby of Chesterfield; one aunt, Geneva Thomas of Cheraw; seven grand-children, Antonio Brandon, Khadijha, Melvin, Triscoe, Shaneka and James Jr.; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 12, 2003.


Peter Kelly Jr.

Peter Kelly Jr., 82, of Society Hill died Tuesday, June 3, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Carthage, N.C., Mr. Kelly was a son of the late Peter and Ida Wallace Kelly. He was educated in Carthage, Pinckney High School system in North Carolina and attended Bethel Baptist Church. He was self employed as an independent truck driver for over 60 years and was founder of Allboro Contractors Turcking Company in Brooklyn, N.Y., P & S Kelly Trucking and Son and Shirley’s Lounge in Society Hill. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.


Surviving are his wife, Shirley O. Kelly of Society Hill; three children, Vincent M. (Miranda) Oneal of Fayetteville, N.C., United States Army Master Sgt. Gladys E. Kelly of Columbia and S.C. Highway Patrol Lt. Darryl A. (Chrystal) Kelly of Florence; three sisters, Mary Kelly Foxx and Gladys Kelly Brower both of Charlotte, N.C., and Curtistine Kelly Smith of Atlantic City, N.J.; six grandchildren, Crystal T. Oneal, Alisha R. Kelly, Courtney C. Kelly, Darryl A. Kelly Jr., Vinecia Oneal and Kiera S. Oneal; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Denise A. Kelly.


Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 12, 2003.

James Ratliff, Jr.

James Washington “Jimmy” Ratliff Jr., 78, of West Columbia died Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at Lexington Medical Center. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6 from Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel. Burial followed in Bush River Memorial Gardens.


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


Born in Cheraw, Mr. Ratliff was a son of the late Judge J. W. Ratliff and Henrietta Burch Ratliff. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral where he served in several capacities over the years. He attended Cheraw High School and was class president all four years of high school. He graduated from the University of South Carolina where he earned several degrees. He was a health and physical education teacher and was in the college of education at USC for over 40 years, retiring as Professor Emeritus, as one of the first to be granted tenure in a very publicized fashion. He was assistant tract coach under Sterling DuPre at USC and became the men’s swimming coach. He coached the Forest Lake Country Club swim and dive teams, and with Lee Coty, he began the Columbia Swim League. He and his wife began the Forest Lake Baseball League.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Anne “Bam” Moody Ratliff; one son, Dr. James W. “Jim” (Dyanne Gist) Ratliff of West Columbia; two daughters, Patricia (Robert) Kahle of Neptune Beach, Fla., and Elizabeth “Beth” (David J.) Cohen of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Joshua R. Kahle, Kevin W. and Jennifer Wimberly, Jude R. Kahle, Hampton W. Kahle, Chollet Patricia Kahle, all of Jacksonville, Fla., James W. “Jason” Ratliff IV and Jordan W. Ratliff of West Columbia/Prosperity; one great-grandson, Jonas Miller Kahle of Jacksonville; two sisters, Ann R. Powers of Cheraw and Margaret Frasier of of Haddon Heights, N.J.; and numerous other family and friends.


Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 12, 2003.

John Weldon Rivers III

John Weldon Rivers III, 38, of Chesterfield died Thursday, June 5, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Rivers was a son of John Weldon Rivers Jr. and Hazel Eudy Rhode. He was a mechanic with Dan River in Morven, N.C., and an avid fisherman.


Surviving are his father of Chester-field; his mother and stepfather Russell Rhode of Chesterfield; two sisters, Melinda R. (Clay) Treadaway and Mrya Rivers, all of Chesterfield; one grandmother, Lua Gardner Rivers of Chesterfield; one nephew, Casey D. Rivers; and one niece, Brook M. Treadaway.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 12, 2003.

Beverly Ann Miller

Beverly Ann Miller, 49, died Monday, June 2, 2003. A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7 from Salem United Methodist Church in Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.


Born July 1, 1953, in Chesterfield County, Miss Miller was a daughter of Martha Jean Miller of Pageland and Clinton (Reba) Miller of Jefferson. She attended public school in Chesterfield County and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Olivia (Derrick) Miller, Audrey (Mitch) Price of Pageland and Sherita Miller of the home; one son, Phillip (Sherita) Tyson of Ft. Hood, Texas; their father, Vincent R. Tyson of Pageland, four sisters, Phyllis Slay of Charlotte, N.C., Priscilla (Burl) Miller of Angelus, Dara (Darrell) Rivers and Jana (Eddie) Hamilton of Pageland; three brothers, Glenn (Jeran) Miller of Columbia, Leonard (Nancy) Miller of Midland, N.C., and Micky (Jennifer) Wilson of Jefferson; three aunts, Dora (Daniel) Wallace, Lois Lowery of Charlotte and Agnes Robinson of Chesterfield; an uncle, Marshall Miller of Jefferson; five grandchildren, Keiya, Darius, Christian, Aleia, and Jaysian; and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by one son, Anthony.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home.Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 12, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

John Ingram Moore

John Ingram Moore, 75, of McFarlan, N.C., died Wednesday, June 4, 2003. A funeral service was held at 11 am. Saturday, June 7 from Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in McFarlan. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Mildred Lowery, Route 1 Box 200 B, Morven, N.C. 28119, or The Anson Community Hospice, 203 Morven Road, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.


Born Nov. 27, 1927, in Anson County, Mr. Moore was a son of the late John Dunlap and Thelma Leola Ingram Moore. He was retired from the CSX Railroad with 33 years of service and was a Unied States Army veteran. He was a life-long member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in McFarlan where he served as a Sunday school superintendent and teacher for 30 years. He was also a lay leader for the church.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Joan Gibson Moore of the home; one son, John I (Debbie) Moore Jr. of Monroe; one daughter, Joanie Moore (Tony) Stallings of McFarlan; two granddaughters, Linda and Kristen Stallings of McFarlan; one sister, Thelma “Sister” Freeman of McFarlan; and numerous other family and friends.


Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 12, 2003.


Carolyn Nicholson Taylor

Carolyn Nicholson Taylor, 80, of Mt. Croghan died Thursday, June 5, 2003. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8 from Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or to Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church, c/o Dell Chapman, P.O. Box 26, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727.


Born Aug. 14, 1922, in Jefferson, Mrs. Taylor was a daughter of the late Clyde Jackson and Rosa Griffith Nicholson. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and taught high school in Ruby. She worked with the family businesses and farm and owned and operated an antique store. She and her husband travelled throughout the U.S. and Europe.


Surviving are her husband, Col. James O. Taylor Jr. of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Rose Taylor (Paul S.) Laney of Anderson; one son, James O. Taylor III of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Jordan Wilson Laney and Curtis Jackson Laney of Anderson, Natalie Rose Taylor and James O. “Josh” Taylor IV of Atlanta; and numerous other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy N. Hammond and Alice N. Huffstetler.


Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 12, 2003.

Lillie Mae Sharper

Lillie Mae Sharper, 75, died Friday, May 30, 2003.


A funeral was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7 from Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.


Born April 18, 1928, Mrs. Sharper was a daughter of the late Holliman Nathaniel McQueen and Jessie Han-cock McQueen. She attended Chester-field County public schools and retired from Robertson Factory with 25 years of service.


She joined Mt. Mary Baptist Church at an early age and later moved her membership to Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church. She served as an evangelist in the Cheraw community, serving natural as well as spiritual food to those in need.


Surviving are her husband, John C. Sharper Sr. of Cheraw; four daughters, Willie Mae (Willie) Magwood of Baltimore, Md., Barbara Sharper, Dorothy (Thomas) Wilson and Junetta (Willie) Wilson, all of Cheraw; two sons, John C. Sharper Jr. of Roxboro, Md., and Andrew Sharper of Cheraw; one sister, Gladys Ellerbe of Cheraw; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Sharper, and one son, Stanley Sharper.


Arrangement were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), June 12, 2003.

Doris Lowery Gaddy

Doris Lowery Gaddy, 82, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003.

A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10 in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in McFarlan, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Mildred Lowery, Route 1, Box 200A, Morven, N.C. 28119.

Mrs. Gaddy was a daughter of the late Willie Clayton and Jamie Moore Lowery. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in McFarlan, N.C., and was retired from Delta Mills in Wallace with 34 years of service.

Surviving are one son, Richard “Dick” Gaddy of Columbia; two daughters, Lynda (Jim) Sturgill of Cheraw, and Dianne (Bill) Robertson of Newman, Ga.; two grandchildren, Erin Gaddy of Columbia, and Kate Gaddy of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister, Hattie Mae Rynes Easterling of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Richard Gaddy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 10, 2003.

Lula Mae Gilmore

Lula Mae Gilmore, 80, of Cheraw, died Thursday, June 26, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 from Goodman Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Gilmore was a daughter of the late the Rev. Calvin Funderburk and Anna Crawford Funderburk. She was a member of Goodman Creek Baptist Church where she served as a member of the United Gospel Choir, the Senior Choir, the Usher Board, as a Sunday School teacher and also worked with the fundraising activities of the church.

Mrs. Gilmore was employed with Chesterfield General Hospital, Robert Smalls Elementary School, Ingram Motel,

J.P. Stevens, and as a private home nurse during her lifetime. She was a past member of Macedonia Chapter #361 Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, Garcia (Luberta) Gilmore of Greenville, and Calvin (Doris) Gilmore of Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Brenda Gilmore

Ratliff of the home, and Detricia Gilmore of Atlanta, Ga.; five sisters,

Pochie Mae Cue, Viola Bridges, Sara Lee Bridges and Anna Mason, all of Cheraw, and Margarine Sellers of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter James Gilmore; a son, Walter Jerome Gilmore Jr.; and a granddaughter, Maracle Violet Gilmore.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 10, 2003.

Mattie Lee Boan

Mattie Lee Boan, 88, of Cheraw, died Thursday, July 3, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Georgia, Mrs. Boan was a daughter of the late Daniel A. and Eula Holly Graves. She was a homemaker and a member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Robert G. (Genevia) Hendricks of Patrick; three grandsons, Robert L. (Macklyn) Hendricks, John T. Hendricks and Daniel S. (Sonya) Hendricks; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford L. Boan; three brothers; and a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 10, 2003.

 

Joseph Lee ‘Joey’ Metheny

Joseph Lee “Joey” Metheny, 22, of Chesterfield, died Saturday, July 5, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Snellville, Ga., Mr. Metheny was a son of Janice Oliver Benton. He was a 1999 graduate of Chesterfield High School and worked as a landscaper.

Surviving are three brothers, Michael Ferguson and Chris Ferguson of Winder, Ga., and David Metheny of Chesterfield; a sister, Kelly Gaddis of Bethlehem, Ga.; grandparents, Billy Oliver and Betty and Leonard Langley, all of Chesterfield; and numerous other relatives.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 10, 2003.

Ben J. Outen Jr.

Ben J. Outen Jr., 66, of Pageland, died Saturday, July 5, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 7 from Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Outen was a son of Ben J. and Lois Sutton Outen. He was the retired owner operator of Outen Real Estate and a member of Providence Baptist

 

Church. He attended Carlisle Academy and The Citadel. He was a farmer for many years and helped organize White Plains Country Club where he served as a former president.

Surviving are two sons, Derrick (Cindy) Outen of Jefferson, and Ben J. (and special friend Michael Ohara) Outen III; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Casey and John Derrick Outen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Johnson Outen; and a sister, Sylvia Outen Williamson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 10, 2003.

Ruth Oliver Jones

Ruth Oliver Jones, 82, of Ruby, died Monday, July 7, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10 from White Oak Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Duncan W. and Lonie Jordan Oliver. She was a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church, the WOW Lodge 516, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter, Joy (Joel) Jones Rayfield of Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren, Heather R. Harris and Matthew J. Rayfield of Goodyear, Ariz., and Allison Rayfield of Dayton, Ohio; and three sisters, Sarah Eddins of Jefferson, Lucy Wilkerson and Grace Davis both of Ruby.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur R. Jones; two brothers, Gilbert Oliver and Fred Oliver; and a sister, Marie Oliver.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 10, 2003.

Otis Wilson Hall

Otis Wilson Hall, 82, of Mt. Croghan, died Monday, June 30, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, July 3 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, Building Fund, 605 Mayesville Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hall was a son of the late James Melvin and Ethel Carpenter Hall. He was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and the Civilian Conservation Corp. He was a retired truck driver with RC Motor Line.

Mr. Hall was first married to the late Blanche Wood Hall, then to the late Mary Francis Hall.

Surviving are five sons, Ronnie (Carol) Hall and Chris (Jani) Hall, all of Cheraw, Randy (Debbie) Hall and Mike Hall, all of Pageland, and Rodney (Wendy) Hall of Marshville, N.C.; five daughters, Nancy (Bill) Owens of New Bern, N.C., Elaine (Steve) Maree of Morven, N.C., Eleanor (Howell) Mauldin and Bonnie Braddock all of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Lucille (Howard) Mauldin of Marrero, La.; a brother, Tom Hall of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two sisters, Eva Clanton of Virginia Beach, and Louise H. Caulder of Garden City.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Darryl Hall and Larry Hall; and two grandsons, Donald Mauldin and Dewayne Hall.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 10, 2003.

Jerry Grant

Jerry Grant, 80, of Cheraw, died Sunday, July 6, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10 from Morning Star Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marion, Mr. Grant was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Foxworth and was married to Annie B. Grant of Marion. He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church of Patrick.

Surviving are nine children, Fuller (Geraldine) Gattison of Baltimore, Md., Mae Esther Fields, Elizabeth (William) Sellers and James (Carrie) Grant, all of Patrick, Shirley Grant and Nero (Darlene) Grant of Cheraw, Treneice Evans of Hartsville, Ray M. (Lois) Grant of Miami, Fla., and Clarence (Barbara) Grant of Fayetteville, N.C.; 41 grandchildren; 72 great-grand-children; 12 great-great-grand-children; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three sons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 17, 2003.

 

Shirley Jean Gainey Shoemake

Shirley Jean Gainey Shoemake, 62, of Patrick, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 11, from St. John Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Bethune, Mrs. Shoemake was a daughter of William Preston Gainey and the late Ethel Rebecca Douglas Gainey. She was a member of St. John Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Shoemake of the home; two daughters, Tammy (Ernest) Roscoe of Patrick, and Deneene H. (Steven) Rivers of McBee; a stepson, Dean (Ginger) Shoemake of Hartsville; two stepdaughters, Brenda Winburn of Patrick, and Tina Smith of Hartsville; a brother, William P. Gainey of Chesterfield; three sisters, Mazel G. West of Cheraw, and Alodia F. Gainey and Becky G. Holliday, both of Patrick; four grandchildren, Ricky, Brooke, Erica, Bobby and Becca; and a great-grandchild, Trenton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 17, 2003.

 

Mary Sue Driggers Smith

Mary Sue Driggers Smith, 73, of Cheraw, died Thursday, July 10, 2003.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, July 12 from First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Interment followed in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

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

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late John and Nell Driggers. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the Fred and Lorraine Harris Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. She and her husband resided in Charleston for many years. While in Charleston she was employed with Hunter

Manufacturing Company where she served as office manager and later as assistant plant manager. She was a member of Midland Park Methodist Church while in Charleston and was active with the Meals on Wheels program.

Surviving are her husband, Donald H. Smith of the home; a sister, Francis Goodwin of Pendleton; a brother, Jay Driggers of Eutawville; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 17, 2003.

 

Virginia Laney Porter

Virginia Laney Porter, 80, of Cheraw, died Friday, July 11, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Porter was a daughter of the late Carl Alexander and Harriet Mae Lancaster Laney. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son, Dennis (Linda) Porter of Cheraw; three daughters, Susan Porter of Cheraw, Donna (Tim) Lindsey of Ruby, and Mary Lynne Porter of West Columbia; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Porter of Pageland; a brother, David Laney of Pageland; two sisters, Mary Lou Mills of Pageland, and Jean Johnson of Columbia; seven grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Harriet Porter, and two sons, Timothy Porter and Frankie Porter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 17, 2003.

 

Louise C. Smith

Louise C. Smith, 93, of Cheraw, died Friday, July 11, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14 from Kiser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

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

Born in Dillwyn (Buckingham County), Va., Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Elmo Tildon and Kate Beaumont Carter. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was active in the Carrie Hatchell Sunday School Class. She was a self-taught pianist and a retired inspector from Klopman Mills. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Carter Smith of Franklin, Ky.; three daughters, Virginia (Frank) Mooneyhan of Charlotte, N.C., Polly (Col. Fred) Raines of Woodbridge, Va., and Helen Major of Richmond, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Garnett Smith; brothers and sisters; a daughter-in-law, Norma Smith; and a son-in-law, Dr. Wayne Major.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 17, 2003.

 

 

Ila Mae Poston

Ila Mae Poston, 60, of Society Hill, died Thursday, July 10, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Poston was a daughter of the late Sandy Linton and Maude Freeman Tucker. She was retired from Galey & Lord, and the widow of Clyde R. Poston.

Surviving are two sons, Clyde Dennis Poston and Gary Linton Poston, both of Society Hill; a daughter, Ann P. Bryant of Society Hill; four sisters, Charlotte Keith of Hartsville, Emma Jean Spease of Cheraw, and Nancy Jones and Courtney Wilkes both of Society Hill; a brother, Buddy Tucker of Hartsville; and a grandchild, Jamie Bryant.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Gus Tucker, Jim Tucker and Pete Tucker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 17, 2003.

 

Robert Lee Leach

Robert Lee Leach, 43, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, July 9, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 from Grooms Funeral Home.

Mr. Leach was a son of Pearl Leach and Ervin Kirkland. He attended public school in Charlotte, N.C.

Surviving are three children, Davonta, Mario and Kiana Morrison; eight sisters, Geneva Little, Katherine Little, Evelyn “Diane” Kirkland, Betty Leach, Hatti Kirkland, Betty Jean Kirkland, Lasheka “Danielle” Morrison and Yvonne “Vette” Morrison; three brothers, Charles Kirkland, Eugene Kirkland and Clevis “Maurice” Morrison; his stepmother, Vanester “Van” Kirkland; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

Marvin Moore Rountree

Marvin Moore Rountree, 35, of New York, died Sunday, July 13, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20 from New Hope Church of God. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Rountree was a son of the late Franklin Rountree and Shirley Ann Moore. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Benedict College with a degree in political science. He was employed in New York as a social worker.

Surviving are a brother, Corey Moore; two sisters, Angel Brown and Latasha Moore; his grandmother, Gladys Moore; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

Johnsie Chapman Dixon

Johnsie Chapman Dixon, 89, of Chesterfield, died Monday, July 14, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19 from Sandy Grove Baptist Church in Morven, N.C. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Dixon was a daughter of the late William Chapman and Francis Cash Chapman. She was a member of Pee Dee Elizabeth Baptist Church until her marriage to the Rev. Samuel M. Dixon, then she became a member of Teals Chapel Baptist Church, in Chesterfield, where she served as mother of the church until her illness. She was retired from the Chesterfield County School System where she worked as a cook for 17 years.

Surviving are her children, Ruth Lee Bell, Mary Francis (Ronald) Adams and James Thomas (Geraldine) Dixon all of Philadelphia, Pa., Parenthia (Oscar) Gardner of Charlotte, N.C., Moses Nathaniel (Ruthie) Dixon of Morven, N.C., Lexie Ann (Charles) Bennett of Rockingham, N.C., Simon Peter Dixon of Chesterfield, and Lois (Samuel Jr.) Dixon of Alexandria, Va.; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Samuel M. Dixon; and three children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

Julian Walter ‘Buddy’ Hodge

Julian Walter “Buddy” Hodge, 66, of Garden City Beach, died Thursday, July 17, 2003.

A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 18 from Goldfinch Funeral Home Beach Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, S.C. 29440.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Hodge was a son of the late Julian W. and Elizabeth Wilson Hodge. He was a former employee of Wansona Manufacturing Co. in Wadesboro, N.C., and the retired owner-operator of Hodge Wallpapering. He was an Army veteran and attended Presbyterian College.

Surviving are two sons, Julian Walter “Jay” (Angie) Hodge Jr. and Samuel Melton (Tonya) Hodge all of Murrells Inlet; four grandchildren, Taylor Hodge, Katherine Elizabeth Hodge, Anna Leigh Hodge and Thomas Melton Hodge all of Murrells Inlet; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Melton Hodge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goldfinch Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

Eleanor Jean Curtis Mann

Eleanor Jean Curtis Mann, 68, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, July 17, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20 from Maranatha Family Center. Burial followed in David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Mann was a daughter of Rebecca Eddins Curtis and the late Gary Franklin “Jack” Curtis. She was a graduate of Rock Church Academy, a homemaker and member of Maranatha Family Center.

Surviving are her husband, Jerry A. Mann of the home; three sons, Dennis (Dale) Cassell of Greensboro, N.C., Wayne Cassell of Kernersville, N.C., and Ray Cassell of Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters, Cathy M. (Glenn) Garrison of Greensboro, N.C., and Jeri Kaye (Rick) Russell of McLeansville, N.C.; two brothers, Sam Curtis of Greensboro, N.C., and Billy Ray Curtis of Chesterfield; three sisters, Patricia Gordon and Sandi Squires of Greensboro, N.C., and Cheryl Curtis Gleason of Chesterfield; 11 grandchildren, Timothy, Jennifer, Amy, Christina Cassell, Jeremy, Angela, Kimberly, Christina Mann, Bobby, Brandon and Brittany; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tricia Robin Martin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

Willene Blackwell Walters

Willene Blackwell Walters, 73, of McBee, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 21 from Grace Baptist Church. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the McBee Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 355, McBee, S.C. 29101; Lighthouse Ministry, P.O. Box 55, Patrick, S.C. 29584; or Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 840, McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. Walters was a daughter of the late Lorinan B. and Viola Barnes Blackwell. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Alice Catoe, Patricia Carter and Phillis Johnson all of Hartsville; four sons, Melvin Walters of Blenheim, James Willard Walters of Rutherfordton, N.C., Paul E. Walters of Pageland, and Roger Walters of McBee; a sister, Louise Mosley of Kershaw; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leavie James Walters; and a son, Thomas Wayne Walters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

Ralph C. Irvin

Ralph C. Irvin, 77, of Ruby, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21 from Ruby Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Ruby Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 35, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Concord, N.C., Mr. Irvin was a son of the late Crawford Morrison Irvin and Bessie Simpson Irvin Walker. He was a retired employee of A.O. Smith and a former plant manager of Chesterfield Hosiery Mill. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of Ruby Presbyterian Church where he served as a member of the choir, former elder and church treasurer.

Surviving are his wife, Willa Rayfield Irvin of the home; two daughters, Nancy Irvin (Joseph) Gulledge of Pageland, and Melinda Irvin (Tony) Oakley of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Keisha Crain, T.J. Oakley, Adam Gulledge and Zachary Gulledge; and special niece and nephew, Angela Randall and Tom Finch.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

 

Mary Edwards Douglas

Mary Edwards Douglas, 73, of Chesterfield, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 21 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, c/o Susan King, 423 Hwy. 102, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Douglas was a daughter of the late Walter and Minnie Coble Edwards. She was a retired bank teller and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Lazell Douglas of the home; two daughters, Ann D. (Al) Horner of Douglas, Ga., and Robin D. (Alfred) Griggs of Darlington; and two grandsons, Albert Leon Horner III and Robert Benjamin Horner.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

Joann Webb Reid

Joann Webb Reid, 69, of Cheraw, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or to the American Cancer Society, Chesterfield County Chapter, or Horry County Chapter, 128 Stone Mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Statesville, N.C., Mrs. Reid was a daughter of the late Lloyd Webb and Lucy Shoemake Webb. She was a graduate of Columbia College and worked for several local industries. She was employed with Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Joe F. Reid of the home; a son, Jody (Carla Eddins) Reid of Cheraw; a daughter, Gina Reid (Bill) Blakely of Surfside Beach; and a grandson, Jed Reid of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Penny Ann Reid; and a sister, Vickie Webb Ingram.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

William Battle Morgan III

William Battle Morgan III, 35, of Cheraw, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 from First United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; Thornwell Home for Children, P.O. Box 60, Clinton, S.C. 29325; or to Epworth Children’s Home, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Morgan was a son of William Battle Morgan Jr. and JoAnne Winburn Morgan. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was employed with Superior Crane of Rockingham, N.C.

Surviving is a daughter, Amber Nicole Morgan of Charlotte, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

Stuart Nelson Rayfield

Stuart Nelson Rayfield, 18, of Ruby, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, c/o Linda Mills, 198 Rambling Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Florence, Mr. Rayfield was a son of Larry Wayne and Deborah Waddell Rayfield. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School where he was a member of the student government, pitcher and first baseman for the baseball team, and quarterback for the varsity football team. He was a student at Northeastern Technical College.

Surviving are a brother, Brandon (Jennifer) Rayfield of Chesterfield; a sister, Amanda Rayfield of the home; grandparents, Beverly and Bruce Chewning of Chesterfield; and a nephew Dustin Rayfield of Chesterfield. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Basil C. Rayfield, Lonnie P. Waddell Jr. and Sarah Douglas Ward.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

 

Maizie Belle P. Griggs

Maizie Belle P. Griggs, 92, of Chesterfield, died Sunday, July 20, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 from Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Griggs was a daughter of the late Duncan M. and Maggie Poston Pate. She was a graduate of Berry College in Macon, Ga., and retired from the Chesterfield County School System with 46 years of service. She was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church where she served as a former Sunday School and VBS teacher.

Surviving are a son, Jack (Pat) Griggs of Chesterfield; a daughter, Gerry G. Boone of Florence; four grandchildren, Timothy Boone of Florence, Tara (Dennis) Barrineau of Waxhaw, N.C., Lyndi Boone of Charlotte, N.C., and Kevin Griggs of Chesterfield; two great-grandchildren, Caroline and Will Barrineau of Waxhaw, N.C.; a sister, Evelyn Pate Hall of Tampa, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jack Griggs; a brother, Melvin L. Pate; and two sisters, Margaret Pate Winburn and Voncille Pate Cassidy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 24, 2003.

Mamie Rollings Price

Mamie Rollings Price, 89, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 25 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Price was a daughter of the late Lonnie Edward and Josie Hopkins Rollings. She was a homemaker and member of Jefferson Church of God. She was married to the late Clarence Thomas Price.

Surviving are seven sons, Heyward (Irene) Price, Edward Price, Tommy (Betty Jo) Price and Ricky Price all of Jefferson, Jackie “Punk” (Nancy) Price of Lancaster, John “Dick” (Diane) Price of McBee, and Marshall (Melissa) Price of Midland, N.C.; two daughters, Doris Belk (Mike) Funderburk of Monroe, N.C., and Joyce Ottaway of Matthews, N.C.; a brother, Cole L. Rollings of Jefferson; four sisters, Allie Catoe and Maude Price of Jefferson, Bessie Mae Lee of Mint Hill, N.C., and Edna Eubanks of Pageland; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

Madge Thurman Davis

Madge Thurman Davis, 94, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25 in the Ruby Cemetery with the Rev. Drs. Aubrey Floyd and Bob Cline officiating.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 104 E. Home Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late James Perkins and Mollie Sullivan Thurman. She was the widow of J. Lloyd Davis Sr. She was an active member of First Baptist Church where she taught Primary Sunday School for over 40 years.

Surviving are a son, Joe Lloyd (Paula) Davis Jr. of Hartsville; a daughter, Sybil Davis (Tommy) Griggs of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Gladys Sutton of Florence, and Thelma (Douglas) Venters of Darlington; three brothers, David (Margaret) Thurman and Billy (Evelyn) Thurman of Ruby, and Mickey (Dot) Thurman of Mt. Croghan; a sister-in-law, Mildred Thurman of Ruby; six grandchildren, Leigh Davis and Ross Hyett of Brevard, N.C., Edward Thomas, Ann Griggs, Donna Griggs and Rick Quigg of Virginia Beach, Va; four great-grandchildren, Davis Clarisse Hyett and Evan Ross Hyett of Brevard, N.C., David Lloyd Griggs and Kristin Marie Quigg of Virginia Beach, Va.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Thurman; and brothers, Knox Thurman and Johnny Thurman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

Tony F. McLain

Tony F. McLain, 49, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Wednesday, July 23, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hospital Hospitality House, 612 E. Marshall St., Richmond, Va. 23219.

Born in Patrick, Mr. McLain was a son of Barbara Burch McLain James and the late Floyd Conrad McLain. He was a retired field representative with

Woodman of the World and was a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes Williams McLain of the home; his mother of Chesterfield; a godson, Daniel Wallace of Morven, N.C.; a brother, Scott McLain of Chesterfield; two nieces; and two nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

Faye Avant Seaton

Faye Avant Seaton, 66, of Hartsville, died Thursday, July 24, 2003 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28 from Out Reach For Jesus Church with the Rev. Tommy Brown officiating.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Seaton was a daughter of the late Luther Steadman and Rachel Poole. She was a Pentecostal minister.

Surviving are her husband, Phillip E. Seaton; two sons, Steve Avant and Jeff Avant both of Rockingham, N.C.; a daughter, Sharon Branch of Orange Park, Fla.; a brother, Thomas Steadman of Hartsville; two sisters, Geneva Smith of Hartsville, and Betty Lou Bradshaw of Columbia; four grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Marks Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

 

 

Elsie Leona Grant Robeson

Elsie Leona Grant Robeson, 86, of Hamlet, N.C., died Friday, July 25, 2003 in Rockingham, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Cheraw, with the Revs. Charles Larrimore and Jerry Turner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Robeson was a daughter of the late Zacharia Taylor Grant of Marlboro County and Katherine Henritta Griffin Grant of Cheraw. She was employed in property management.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Reese Robeson of Tampa, Fla., and William Doyle Grant Robeson of Oxnard, Calif.; a sister, Margaret Cagle of Cheraw; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Waterman Robeson, and a sister, Selena Catherine Sims.

Arrangements were entrusted to Marks Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

Sarah Francis Dew Jackson

Sarah Francis Dew Jackson, 62, of Bennettsville, died Friday, July 25, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27 in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Jackson was a daughter of Annie Pruitt Dew

 

 

Rouse and the late Douglas Dew. She was the widow of Arthur Lee Jackson and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Surviving are her mother of Bennettsville; two sons, Tommy Sanders of Cheraw, and Tony Mumford of Bennettsville; five daughters, LouAnn Mumford of Massachusetts, Linda Marrad and Pamela K. Chavis both of Bennettsville, Sarah Margaret Griggs of Wallace, and Norma M. Strickland of McColl; five brothers, W.D. Dew of Clio, Johnny Dew of Wallace, and Billy Dew, J.W. Dew and Bobby Dew all of Bennettsville; a sister, Maybell Jackson of Bennettsville; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Mumford, and a grandson, Rusty Freeman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

Mary Ann McCaskill

Mary Ann McCaskill, 46, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27 from Mount Airy A.M.E. Zion Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Ms. McCaskill was a daughter of the late Holzie Burch and Ruth Jower McCaskill. She was raised by Betty Jo Lowery and was educated in the Chesterfield County school system. She was a member of Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church..

Surviving are a sister, Shirley Ann Burch of Chesterfield; a brother-in-law, June Burch of Chesterfield; two special cousins, Jo Ann Ash and Betty Jo Lowery of Chesterfield; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Rivers; a sister, Martha McCaskill; and two brothers, Willie McCaskill and Roosevelt McCaskill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

William Henry ‘Jack’ Johnson

William Henry “Jack” Johnson, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Wednesday, July 16, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2003 from Oro United Methodist Church, Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Johnson was a son of late Henry Alphonso and Jessie Johnson. He was an alumnus of Coulter Junior College and Johnson C. Smith College where he studied mathematics, biology and chemistry. He was married to the former Muriel Huntley for over 50 years and was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a member of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Masons and life member of Telephone Pioneers of America. He was an employee of Western Electric Inc., for 40 years.

Surviving are his wife; four children, Barbara (Jeffery), Juanita (Melvin), Dorothy (Dwight) and Anthony (Joanne); his stepmother, Eliza; five grandchildren, Dwight II, Tyrone Jr., Camille, Curtis and Cheryl; two great-grandchildren, Yvonne and Alyssa; five brothers, Alcolman (Diane), Paulmer, Wilton (Jacqueline), Milton (Francene) and Jeffrey; five sisters, Lisa, Dorshelle (David), Marilyn, Wanda and Sherby; six brothers-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

Fannie Hughes Burns

Fannie Hughes Burns, 84, of Cheraw, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 from Macedonia Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Burns was a daughter of the late Jim David and Fannie Lovely Hughes. She grew up in the Cash Community and attended school there. She attended Society Hill Adult Day Care for many years. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and a member of Macedonia Tent Lodge #14.

Surviving are her husband, Vance Burns Sr.; children, Vance (Alean) Burns Jr., Samuel (Anne) Burns, Augustine (Floyd) Soon and J.D. (Yévonne) Burns; an adopted granddaughter, Mary Alice Burns; a sister, Thelma Freeman of Cheraw; five brothers, Lenu’ (Ollie) Hughes, Lester (Marie) Hughes, Legarther (Gloria) Hughes, all of Cheraw, Samuel (Ann) Hughes of Farrell, Pa., and Alvester (Mary Alice) Hughes of High Point, N.C.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Earline Haley, and two brothers, Dave and James.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

Elizabeth Maynard Rivers

Elizabeth Maynard Rivers, 87, of Chesterfield, died Monday, July 28, 2003 at The Pines in Davidson, N.C.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 from Chesterfield Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund at Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Wake County, N.C., Mrs. Rivers married the late J. Calvin River Sr. in 1940. They lived on Riverwood Farm in Chesterfield until his death in 1969. She moved to The Pines in 1994.

Mrs. Rivers was a graduate of Queens College and later served on the Board of Trustees. She was past director of the Chesterfield County Tuberculosis Association and of the public library. She was a teacher and dedicated to numerous garden and beautification projects in the county, having served as chairman of the S.C. Governor’s Beautification Council. For over 50 years, she was an active member of Chesterfield Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, J. Calvin (Cathryn) Rivers Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; four daughters, Beth (Ravenel) Curry of New York City, Carolyn O’Dell Query (Dale) Smith and Melinda Jordan (Thomas) Ford of Mount Pleasant, and Rebecca (Burr) Sullivan of Lexington, N.C.; three granddaughters; nine grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and a niece and four nephew to whom she was devoted.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

Paul John Such Jr.

Paul John Such Jr., 87, of Vero Beach, Fla., died Sunday, July 27, 2003 at his home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th Street, Suite 100, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960; or VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1111 36th Street, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960.

Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mr. Such moved to Vero Beach 35 years ago. He had served in World War II on the S.S. Montery and served two years in the Korean War. He was co-owner of the Poughkeepsie Music Store for 20 years and was a graduate of Conn Vocational School of Instrument Repair in Elkhart, Ind. He played tenor saxophone, had his own orchestra, belonged to Musician’s Union 328 and the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club. Mr. Such played with bands and orchestra’s in the Treasure Coast area. He was an active member and instructor of the Vero Beach Power Squadron and Past Commander in 1972. He was also a member of St. Helen Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Arlene; four sons, Bill (Wanda) Tinney of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Mike (Fran) Tinney of Warsaw, Mo., Patrick (Dana) Tinney of Vero Beach, Fla., and Mark (JoAnn) Tinney of Freeman, Mo.; a daughter Candace (Francis) Conrad of Cheraw; a brother, Willey (Helen) Such of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a niece, Patty (Allie) Samarco of Poughkeepsie; two nephews, Arthur Radcliff of Maine, and Derick Samarco of Boston; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steven George Such.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), July 31, 2003.

 

James Franklin ‘Jimmie’

Henderson

James Franklin “Jimmie” Henderson, 82, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 from St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cemetery Association of Chesterfield, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Conway, Mr. Henderson was a son of the late Frank Watts Henderson and Ella King Henderson of Chesterfield. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School, Oak Ridge Military Academy and Wofford College. He was a veteran of World War II, having served aboard the USS Miller as a pharmacist’s mate. He received the Meritorious Mast for performance when his ship was the first to aid the stricken aircraft carrier, the USS Franklin. Mr. Henderson was an active member of American Legion Post 74 for 58 years and served as Post Commander for six years, Adjutant for four years and was its current Chaplain.

Mr. Henderson was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and had taught Sunday School for 53 years. He was former chairman of the church’s administrative board, an annual Conference Delegate, Lay Leader, Trustee, and was an active member of the Christian Men’s Prayer and Praise Group.

Mr. Henderson was active in many civic and community organizations, including the Cemetery Association of Chesterfield serving as President for 22 years, Chesterfield Town Council including Mayor Pro Tem, the Great Town Program and the first Chesterfield Beautification Committee. For his dedication to the Town of Chesterfield, he received the William Duke Craig Lifetime Community Service Award in 1997.

Mr. Henderson also worked with Little League baseball, as a “Den Mother” with Boy Scouts, assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster and a member of the Executive Scout Committee for Troop 650.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Selma Rae Rivers Henderson of the home; three sons, James (Betty) Henderson Jr. of Laurinburg, N.C., Robert Glenn (Teenia) Henderson of Grover, N.C., and Roger Edward (Sarah Jane) Henderson of Chesterfield; a sister, Margaret Henderson Pullen of Brunswick, Maine; six grandchildren, Robbie Henderson, Elizabeth Henderson, Christopher Henderson, Emory H. Campbell, Charlotte Henderson and Edward Henderson; and a great-grandson, Austin Henderson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 7, 2003.

 

Arlie Elaine ‘Monk’ Lisenby-Myers

Arlie Elaine “Monk” Lisenby-Myers, 59, of Ruby, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 from Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Ruby. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Lisenby-Myers was a daughter of the late Benjamin James “B.J.” and Louise Streator Lisenby. She was a member of Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church where she served as Financial Secretary, Vice-President of the Pastor’s Aid and was a member of the Usher’s Board. She was employed with Mecklenburg Manufacturing Company for 28 years. She was a supervisor when the plant closed in 1991.

Surviving are her husband, O.B. Myers; five daughters, Mershell Louise Myers of Charlotte, Darlene Coleatha (William) Davis of Ridgeway, Barbara Ann (Anthony) Gray, Arlette Myers and Angela Redessa Myers all of Charlotte; three sisters, Eva Louise Watts of Charlotte, Josephine Ingram of Plainfield, N.J., and Geraldine Cole of Chesterfield; an aunt, Dorothy Little of Wadesboro, N.C.; an uncle, Jerry Lisenby of Winston-Salem, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Khnitta, Antonio, LaSedrick and Robert Davis of Ridgeway, Destinie and Antoinette Gray, Quanishia and Giovanna Myers, and Ahlia Roary all of Charlotte; a step-grandchild, Telayia Gray of Charlotte; her mother-in-law, Coleatha Myers; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, O.B. Myers Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 7, 2003.

 

Thomas ‘Pike’ Autry

Thomas “Pike” Autry, 78, of Cheraw, died Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 from Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Goodman Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Autry was a son of the late Ned Cue and Annie Autry. He was a member of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church.

Surviving are three sons, William Lendon B. Autry of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Willie Edward Autry of Chesterfield, and Robert Lee Autry of Charlotte, N.C.; three daughters, Martha A. Watts of Morven, N.C., Mary Autry Edwards of Chesterfield, and Mary Jane Brewer of Charlotte; 12 grandchildren, Rayvan E. Covington, Ronald Leon Edwards II, Teresa Elaine (Coosey) Watts and Mary Ann Robinson all of Chesterfield, William Junior Watts of Morven, Martha Ann Watts Marshville, N.C., Vonnie James Autry, Ralph Edwards Autry, Andre Leon Autry all of Washington, D.C., and David Fallie and Mary McKoy both of Charlotte; 24 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Mattie Autry and Janie Autry; two sons, Thomas Autry Jr. and David Autry; four brothers; and seven sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 7, 2003.

 

Nellie Talley McCall

Nellie Talley McCall, 77, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 28 from Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. McCall was a daughter of the late Martin L. Talley and Tina Wilson Talley. She attended Coulter Memorial Academy and earned a bachelor’s of science in business administration from South Carolina State University in 1947 where she was a member of Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Mrs. McCall taught and coached at Butler High School, and taught at Long High School, Cheraw High School and R.E. Davis Elementary School where she retired in 1987. She was married to the late Attorney John E. McCall of Cheraw

Surviving are four children, John E. (Tiwanna) McCall Jr. of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Brenda (Tommy) Troutman of Ft. Lauderdale, Wayne (Deborah) McCall of Boyds, Mary., and Bryan (Linda) McCall of Lauderhill, Fla.; five sisters-in-law, Roseana Talley of Cheraw, Mary Talley of Bennettsville, Marie Williams of Walterboro, Mammie Talley of Camden, N.J., and Eleanor Byrd of Hampton, Va.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 7, 2003.

 

Newton Alexander ‘Alex’ Rogers

Newton Alexander “Alex” Rogers, 65, of Pageland, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Pageland.

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

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Rogers was a son of the late Ashley and Eula Mangum Rogers. He was a retired employee of Rexham Packaging and worshiped at the Congregation Church of Christ in Pageland.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Plyler Rogers of the home; a son, Mark Alexander (Cindy) Rogers of Pageland; two daughters, Kathy (Joe) Turnage and Wanda (Danny) Hinson all of Pageland; a brother, George Rogers of Pageland; six grandchildren, Jason McClellan, Erica Hinson, Bonnie Joe Turnage, Ashley Ann Turnage, Clayton Alexander Rogers and Amber Rogers; and a great-granddaughter, Alexis McClellan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 7, 2003.

 

Alphonso Mack

Alphonso Mack, 86, of Cheraw, died Sunday, July 27, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 from Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in the Gillespie Family Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Mack was a son of the late Thomas and Nellie Powe Mack. He was a member of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, Cheraw, and worked at INA Bearing until he retired. He was also employed with Wal-Mart in Cheraw part-time.

Surviving are three sisters, Annie Mae Grady of Hemstead, N.Y., Julia DeBerry and Ruth McCall both of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Jessie Mack of Baltimore, Mary.; special friends, Anna

 

Belle Brown and Saundra Johnson; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest J. Love, Wilson Mack and Thomas Mack Jr.; two sisters, Martha Harrington and Alice E. Mack; and an aunt, Martha Carroway.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 7, 2003.

 

Henry Thomas Parker

Henry Thomas Parker, 95, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 from Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Parker was a son of the late Hudson D. and Farbie Scott Parker. He was married to the late Daisy Roberta Parker and was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Willie “Pete” Hudson Parker of Asheboro, N.C.; a brother, Charlie Parker of Wallace; a sister, Lizzie Grand of Bennettsville; 18 grandchildren, Inez Huggins, Judy Gray, Dale Parker, Sherrie Duggins, Ralph Taylor, Susie Jones, Tommy Lee, Angel Despain, Betty Timmon, Tim Parker, Sandra Foy, Curtis Parker, Norma Jean Lanier, Angel Taylor, Sheila Davis, Carl Despain, Elaine Perkins and Bobby Keel; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 7, 2003.

 

Thelma Hazel Leonard

Thelma Hazel Leonard, 83, of Cheraw, died Saturday, July 26, 2003 at Chesterfield General Hospital after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 from Reid’s Memorial Funeral Home. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Council, N.C., Mrs. Leonard was a daughter of the late Mary Bryant and Lovel Butts. She was married to the late Tevie Alston, then the late Simon Stratford and then to Ben Leonard. Mrs. Leonard lived in Philadelphia for 44 years and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she sang on the Senior Choir, and was president of the Scholarship Committee. She also lived in Charlotte, N.C. before moving to Cheraw.

Surviving are her husband; a sister, Lucy Douglas of Philadelphia; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 7, 2003.

 

Bradley Adams Jr.

Bradley Adams Jr., 60, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Bradley and Mary Lee Roscoe Adams. He was a retired employee of Highland Industries with 40 years of service. He was a member of Friendship United Method9ist Church.

Surviving are three brothers, Donnie Adams and Joel Adams both of Morven, N.C., and Kenny Adams of Chesterfield; four sisters, Thalia Wilson of Charlotte, N.C., Barbara McQueen of Chesterfield, and Margie Raffaldt and Brenda Raffaldt both of Concord, N.C.; 11 nieces; four nephews; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Lynda Pegues Bright

Lynda Pegues Bright, 36, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 from Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Ms. Pegues was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Marie Lindsey Pegues. She was a member of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church. She attended the public schools of Cheraw and was a graduate of Cheraw High School. She was a student at Northeastern Technical College.

Surviving are three brothers, Carson (Shirley) Pegues, Cleveland (Janice) Pegues Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and Raymond (Karen) Pegues of Cheraw; eight sisters, Gennell (Eddie) Davis, Annie M. Tillman, Cecelia Robinson, Jane Pattillo, Frances Myers and Michelle Pegues, all of Cheraw, and Delores Pegues of Charlotte; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Linda Lee Harris

Linda Lee Harris, 38, of Cheraw, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003 at Dundee Nursing Home after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 from Grooms Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in White Creek Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Ms. Harris was a daughter of Annie Ruth Fuller. She attended the schools of Marlboro and Chesterfield counties and was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Jason Harris of Thomasville, N.C.; a grandson, Jason Harris Jr. of Thomasville; her mother of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers, Robert Williams of Cheraw, and Darly Fuller of High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Sonji (Fred) Johnson of Thomasville, and Jacqueline (James) Medley of Greensboro; two grandmothers, Hattie Harris of Cheraw, and Amanda Fuller of High Point; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Sam Harris.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Donald W. Felts

Donald W. Felts, 69, of Titusville, Fla., and formerly of Corbin, Ken., died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 from Corbin Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Carl Ray Felts, Jerry Felts and Richard Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the Felts Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were the Detachment from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Born in Corbin, Ky., Mr. Felts was a son of the late Leonard and Nannie Jenkins Felts. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from the United States Air Force.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Turner Felts of Titusville; five sons, Donald J. (Susan) Felts of Chesterfield, Dennis W. Felts of Titusville, Darrell W. Felts of Corbin, Douglas R. (Bonnie) Felts of Charlotte, N.C., and David S. (Chelsey) Felts of Mineral Springs, N.C.; a half-brother, Leonard Felts Jr. of Corbin; several nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Felts and Frank Felts.

Arrangements were entrusted to Corbin Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Louise McQueen Jenkins

Louise McQueen Jenkins, 56, of Chesterfield, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003 in Brooklyn, N.Y., following an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 from The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., Chesterfield. Burial followed in the Wright Cemetery in the Middendorf Community.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of Clara Belle McQueen and the late Francis Lee McQueen. She was a member of The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc., and graduated from Gary High School. She was an advertising executive for JC Penney, Inc. in New York before moving to Texas. She returned to Brooklyn and was employed with Staples, Inc., until her death. She was married to the late Howard Leon Jenkins.

Surviving are her mother of Cheraw; a son, Donald Anthony (Sophia) Jenkins of Manhattan, N.Y.; a daughter, Danna Jenkins-Smith of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren, Shaquae Jackins, D’Andre Chapman, Ashley Chapman and Donald Anthony Jenkins Jr.; a special friend, John Warren of Brooklyn; two brothers, Lennis McQueen of Cheraw, and Julius McQueen of Mannheim, Germany; eight sisters, Mary McQueen of Lexington, Clare (Martin) Smith of Darlington, Frances (Joe) Robinson, Olivia Funderburk, Patricia McQueen, Alma McQueen, Sandra Love and Thelma McQueen, all of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Yvonne McQueen; and two brothers, Robert Lee McQueen and Mark Anthony McQueen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

 

Leon Kelly

Leon Kelly, 81, of LaGrange, N.C., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 from Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Grady officiating. Burial followed at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 in Wayne Memorial Park with military honors.

A native of Marlboro County, Mr. Kelly was a son of the late John Butler Kelly and Wilma Laviner Kelly. He was married to the late Ellen Peele Kelly. Mr. Kelly retired from Bethlehem Steel and served in the United States Army during World War II. He had attended Woods Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte H. Peele Kelly; two daughters, Millie Pearce and Nancy Wheeler, both of Charleston; a brother, Caroll Kelly of Cheraw; a sister, Nell Bradshaw of Archdale, N.C.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Sharon (Neil) Fleeman of North Augusta; a stepson, Michael B. (Sandra T.) Peele of Goldsboro, N.C.; four step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Addie Ratliff and Meater Driggers; and three brothers, Marvin Kelly, J.B. Kelly and Wilson Kelly.

Arrangements were entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

 

Ralph W. Lisenby

Ralph W. Lisenby, 84, of Chesterfield, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 from Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, Building or Van Fund, 15066 Highway 9, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Lisenby was a son of the late Leander G. and Louise Fincher Lisenby. He attended business college and was a retired service station owner and operator. Mr. Lisenby was a lifelong member of Hopewell Baptist Church for over 40 years. For over 50 years he was a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220, was a member and past Master of the Excelisiory Chapter 23 and Excelisiory Council 9, and was a member of Delphi Commandary 8 in Bennettsville. He was a member of Omar Shrine Temple in Charleston, and was a former member and past Patron of the Order of the Easter Star.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Vivian Rivers Lisenby of the home; a son, Wayne A. (Johnsie) Lisenby of Blythewood; two granddaughters, Carmen L. (Mark) Spencer and Paula L (Joe) Malski of Greensboro, N.C.; and a great-grandson, Mark Edward Spencer of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Effie Gulledge Lisenby; and two brothers, H. Mendel Lisenby and Laurens M. Lisenby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Janet P. Privette

Janet P. Privette, 58, of New London, N.C., died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Spartanburg, Mrs. Privette was a retired textile employee.

Surviving are her husband, William L. “Billy” Privette of the home; a son, Billy L. (Sarah) Privette of Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Lorrie M. (Dan) Nantz of Albemarle, N.C., and Cynthia D. (Robbie) Kendrick of Lakeland, Fla.; four granddaughters, Tessa Jade Liles, Hannah Rose Privette, Emma Ruth Nantz and Mallory Rose Kendrick; and a brother, Robert L. Ussery Jr. of Albemarle.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Julius B. Rivers

Julius B. Rivers, 70, of Swansea, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, Aug. 9 from State Full Gospel Church, Gaston, with the Rev. Dallas E. Goff officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Camp Kemo, c/o American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Rivers was a son of the late Henry P. and Myrtle Lee Stanton Rivers Sr. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War. Formerly of Chesterfield, Mr. Rivers had been a resident of the Swansea area since 1955. He attended Cornerstone Christian Center and was a member of Cayce Masonic Lodge 384, Scottish Rite and Jamil Temple. He was retired from Hancock Buick.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice Rivers of Swansea; a son, Thomas C. Rivers of Gaston; three brothers, Everette Rivers of Columbia, and Henry P. Rivers Jr. and Charles Rivers both of Ruby; four grandchildren, Julius C. “Jay” Rivers, Kimbrelly Rivers, Christi Morey and Amy Rivers; five great-grandchildren; and a close friend, John Andrew Buyck.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Oakley and Mary Alice Perdue.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Claude Eugene Steele

Claude Eugene Steele, 90, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003 in Anson Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Jerry Robertson and Ralph Tice officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Deep Creek Baptist Church, c/o Beth Rogers, Route 3, Box 159, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Steele was a son of the late Jule and Mary Baker Steele. He was a long-time farmer and member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his children, Margie Thompson of Polkton, N.C., Claude E. “Sonny” Steele Jr., Virgil Steele, Eddie Steele and Peggy Trexler all of Wadesboro, and Bivens Steele of Lilesville, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Gladys Adams of Chesterfield; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and sisters and brothers, Julia Beck and Ruby Trexler both of Wadesboro, Blakney Steele of Morven, and B.J. Steele of Chesterfield.

He was precededin death by his wives, Rosie Adams Steele and Mollie Deese Steele; a daughter, Mary Grace Jones, and two granddaughters, Nance Ellen Jones and Claudia Steele Burr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Cubie V. Tillman

Cubie V. Tillman, 88, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003 at Marlboro Park Hospital.

A funeral serviced was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 from Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Tillman was a son of the late Willie and Cornelius Rivers Tillman. He was a member of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church and had retired from Cheraw Box Mill after 36 years. He was married to the late Annie Bell “Sug” Tillman for 63 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Lulla B. Wilson of Badin, N.C., and Mary E. Black of Cheraw; 10 grandchildren, Mary L. Watkins of Maryland, Larry (Sherry) Cato of New Jersey, Virginia (Rondy) Green, Warren Wilson, Adlay Wilson and Michael (Harriet) Wilson, all of Badin, Dexter (Brenda) Black and Jollie (Sundae) Black, both of Waterbury, Conn., and Brenda Black (Charles) Weathers of Columbia; 26 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Daisy Brown of Stamford, Conn., Annie Shields of Cheraw, Catherine Jones of New York, and Willie Mae “Molly” Deberry of Stamford; a sister-in-law, Marie Mack; a brother-ion-law, William Mack of Fayetteville, N.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Willene Blackwell Walters

Willene Blackwell Walters, 73, of McBee, died Saturday, July 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 21 from Grace Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Tadlock and Glenn S. White officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McBee Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 355, McBee, S.C. 29101; Lighthouse Ministry, P.O. Box 55, Patrick, S.C. 29584; or Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 840, McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. Walters was a daughter of the late Lorinan B. and Viola Barnes Blackwell. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was married to the late Leavie Walters.

Surviving are four sons, Melvin Walters of Blenheim, James Willard Walters of Rutherfordton, N.C., Paul E. Walters of Pageland, and Roger Walters of McBee; three daughters, Alice Catoe, Patricia Carter and Phillis Johnson, all of Hartsville; a sister, Louise Mosley of Kershaw; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Edith Burch Watson

Edith Burch Watson, 88, of Mt. Croghan, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 from Elizabeth Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29212; or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mrs. Watson was a daughter, of the late Redmer Armstrong and Henrietta Jeanette Burch. She was a homemaker and member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Andrew Brent Watson of the home; a son, William B. (Barbara) Watson of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, Stephen Watson of Chesterfield, and Amanda W. (Keith) McGee of Lancaster; a great-grandson, Ryan McGee of Lancaster; a brother, William Blakeney (Laura) Burch of Pageland; and two nephews, Judge Paul M. (Kim) Burch of Pageland, and Warren (Jane) Burch of Conway.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 14, 2003.

Jerry LeRoy Burgess

Jerry LeRoy Burgess, 55, of Columbia, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003.

A private memorial service will be held.

Born in Chesterfield County, He was a son of the late LeRoy and Bessie Cagle Burgess. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are two brothers, Bill Burgess and Roger Burgess, both of Pageland; and a sister, Mary Burgess of Pageland. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

Willard ‘Cuz’ Dove

Willard “Cuz” Dove, 67, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 from St. Luke Believers Holiness Church. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

A son of the late Fairbrown Dove and Frances Little Dove, Mr. Dove was a member of St. Luke Believers Holiness Church of Cheraw. He attended Coulter Academy and worked at Cheraw Dye and Finishing for 28 years.

Surviving are his mother, of the home; two sisters, Jennie Mae Williams of Cheraw, and Willie Mae Smith of Laurinburg, N.C.; nephews, Walter Williams Jr. of Palm Bay Fla., Alan Gunter and Phillip Gunter, both of Laurinburg, and Andre Gooding of Jacksonville, Fla.; four nieces, Shelia Williams of Salisbury, N.C., Debbie Williams of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Rhonda Williams and Lisa Williams, both of Cheraw; two aunts, Thelma Huggins and Bessie Ellerbe, both of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

Robert English

Robert English, 77, of Wallace, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 from Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Wallace Rescue Squad, or Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. English was a son of the late Zeb Vance English and Lottie English. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the United States Army.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Allen English of the home; a son, Larry English of Wallace; a stepson, Calvin Melton of Cheraw; two stepdaughters, Linda Smith and Faye Wallace, both of Cheraw; a brother, Zeb English of Wallace; four sisters, Faye Allen, Marie Page and Martha Quick, all of Wallace; a granddaughter, Tara English; and a great-granddaughter, Sierra Harley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

Doris Nicholson ‘Dot’ Fincher

Doris Nicholson “Dot” Fincher, 78, of Chesterfield, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Fincher was a daughter of the late Samuel and Doshia Robinson Nicholson. She was a retired textile employee and member of Chesterfield Baptist Church. She was married to the late Louie V. “Scoot” Fincher.

Surviving are two sons, Billy R. Fincher of Chesterfield, and Ronnie Fincher of Darlington; two daughters, Betty F. Oliver of Mt. Croghan, and Sheila F.

Wright of Chesterfield; four grand-children; and seven great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

Thomas Wilson Funderburk

Thomas Wilson Funderburk, 68, of Pageland, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 from Oak Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Funderburk was a son of the late Thomas and Earlie Funderburk. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church and was educated in Chesterfield County public schools. He later moved to Augusta, Ga., and was affiliated with Eastland Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Mike (Paula) Stacey; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Sallie Funderburk of Pageland, and Katie (Louis) Coutheu of Sanford, Fla.; a friend, Fay Henderson; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, four brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

Charles Enley Gulledge

Charles Enley Gulledge, 70, of Patrick, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 from St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

Born in Patrick, Mr. Gulledge was a son of the late Williams Harley and Sara Jane Brock Gulledge. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mills and was a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church. He was married to the late Emily Ree Gainey Gulledge.

Surviving are a son, Charles R. Gulledge of Milford, N.H.; three daughters, Karen G. Knight of Chesterfield, and Kathy G. Johnson and Vickey G. Starnes, both of Patrick; three sisters, Viola G. Crowley of Patrick, Nora G. Crowley of Kannapolis, N.C., and Temple Bell G. Teal of Cheraw; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo, James and Devoide Gulledge; and two sisters, Catherine G. Brock and Louise G. Adams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

 

Benjamin Franklin Hughes

Benjamin Franklin Hughes, 64, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 from Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens with full military rites.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Hughes was a son of the late Thomas Hughes Jr. and Lillie M. Hughes. He was a graduate of Long High School and the United States Naval Institute.

Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Ingram of Morvin, N.C.; two sisters, Thomasena H. (Otis) Peterson of Hartsville, and Lillian (Waldo) Long of Honolulu, Hawaii; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

Benjamin A. Huntley

Benjamin A. Huntley, 68, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at Dillon Manor.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Huntley was a son of Mae Bell Hancock. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine McBride Huntley; a daughter, Catherine Ann Myers; a son, Kenny Charles McBride of Cheraw; a brother, Lonnie Hancock of Charlotte, N.C.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

 

Pearline Clark Jordan

Pearline Clark Jordan, 92, of Florence, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25 in Grandview Memorial Park.

 

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Jordan was a retired nurse and member of the Easter Star.

Surviving are her threechildren, Ross Jordan, Doris Worth and Betty Jackson; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Green Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

 

Jimmy R. Lewis

Jimmy R. Lewis, 65, of Cheraw, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 in Chatham Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, 140 Page St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Lewis was a son of the late Paul and Allie Quick Lewis. He was a member of Patrick Baptist Church, served in the United States Army and worked for Delta Mills of 37 years.

Surviving are his wife, Lorina Hulsey Lewis of Cheraw; two sons, Ronald M. (Joy) Lewis of Cheraw, and James “Jay” A. (Amy) Lewis of Cheraw; two daughters, Angel Lewis Young of Cheraw, and Paulette Lewis Freeman of Columbia; a brother, Paul Lewis of Patrick; two sisters, Linda Brigman of Patrick, and Pansy Coleman Smith of Cheraw; a nephew, Tony Lewis of Cheraw; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Lewis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

Hettie E. Teal

Hettie E. Teal, 97, of Hartsville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund, c/o Bessie Hannah, 508 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Teal was a daughter of the late James B. and Mary Ellen Sikes Russell. She was a homemaker and at the time of death was the oldest member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. She also attended North Hartsville Baptist Church.

She was married for 61 years to the late Legette Teal. Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

 

Eva Wallace McDaniel

Eva Wallace McDaniel, 84, of Elon, N.C., died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. McDaniel was a daughter of the late Jessie and Lillie Pitts Wallace. She was a homemaker and married to the late Otis McDaniel.

Surviving are a son, Horrie H. “Jay” (Linda) Privette of High Point, N.C.; two grandsons, Ronnie Privette and Ricky Privette; four great-grand-children; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

 

Clayton Isaac Sellers

Clayton Isaac Sellers, of Chesterfield, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 from Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Master Sellers was the infant son of Michael Shane and Shannon Martin Sellers.

Surviving are his parents, of the home; a sister, Hannah Sellers of the home; grandparents, Eddie and Susan Martin of Marshville, and Mike and Judy Sellers of Chesterfield; and great-grandparents, Caroll and Frances Smith of Marshville, Kate Martin of Peachland, and Essie Sellers of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in the Chronicle-Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), August 28, 2003

 

Jerry Leroy Burgess

Jerry Leroy Burgess, 55, of Pageland, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 from Zion United Methodist Church.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Burgess was a son of the late Leroy and Bessie Cagle Burgess. He was a former heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are two brothers, Billy Burgess and Roger Burgess, both of Pageland; a sister, Mary Burgess of Pageland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 4, 2003.

Jerry L. Johnson

Jerry L. Johnson, 55, of Jefferson, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 from First Freewill Baptist Church of Pageland. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late George Alexander “Bud” and Willie Mae Therrell Johnson. He was a retired machine technician with Charlotte Plastics and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, musician and assistant Sunday School teacher. Mr. Johnson was a United States Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of the Ruby-Mt. Croghan American Legion Post 134.

Surviving are his wife, Dianne Gainey Johnson of the home; two sons, Christus Johnson of Jefferson, and Chad (Elizabeth) Johnson of Pageland; a grandson, Aidan Johnson of Pageland; two brothers, Marvin Johnson of Jefferson, and Buddy Johnson of Columbia; and five sisters, Margie Wright of Cheraw, Peggy Crain of Warren, Ohio, Rachel Goodson of Gastonia, N.C., and Dian Gibson and Kathy Fairfax of Lancaster.

 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Johnson and Coleman Johnson; and two sisters, Myrtle Threatt and Thelma Ward.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 4, 2003.

 

Luther Drake Sr.

Luther Drake Sr., 83, of Cheraw, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003 following an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

A son of the late Walter and Ida Drake, Mr. Drake attended Chesterfield County Public School in the Fisher Hill Community. He was employed by J.P Stevens, until he retired after 21 years. He was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Drake of Cheraw; four sons, Luther (Mary) Drake Jr., Johnny (Gloria) Drake, Cornelius (Gertrude) Drake and Robert Drake, all of Cheraw; three daughters, Earnestine McDonald, Geneva (Walter) Byrd and Teresa Drake, all of Cheraw; four sisters, Marie Cassidy of Philadelphia, Pa., Margaret Ellison of New York, and Nellie Sanders and Della Ford of Cheraw; two sisters-in-law, Alberto Drake and Bertha Drake of Cheraw; 16 grandchildren; two grandchildren raised in the home, Wilbert Pegues and Jimmy Pegues; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 4, 2003.

 

Sheron Ann Isaac

Sheron Ann Isaac, 43, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 from Mt. Mary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Miss Isaac was a daughter of the late Henry and Pinkie Mae Jackson Isaac. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Mary Baptist Church in Chesterfield where she served as secretary of the Pastor’s Aide, was a member of the Missionary Board and sang in the Young Adult Choir. Miss Isaac was a 1977 graduate of Chesterfield High School and worked for many years in textile mills in High Point, N.C., and Chesterfield. She later became a licensed, self-employed cosmetologist.

Surviving are two daughters, Angela Isaac and Joany (Patrick Caple) Isaac, both of Cheraw; two sisters, Aletha (Amos) Nivens of Chesterfield, and Josephine I. (Lender) Jackson of Patrick; four brothers, Leroy Isaac, William Isaac, Larry Isaac and Freeman Isaac, all of Patrick; two godchildren, Amos Nivens III of Chesterfield, and Zjarmere Arney Howie of Patrick; and a number of other family members and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle and Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 4, 2003.

Clayton Isaac Seller

Clayton Isaac Sellers, of Chesterfield, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 from Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Master Sellers was an infant son of Michael Shane and Shannon Martin Sellers.

Surviving are his parents, of the home; a sister, Hannah Sellers of the home; grandparents, Eddie and Susan Martin of Marshville, and Mike and Judy Sellers of Chesterfield; and great-grandparents, Caroll and Frances Smith of Marshville, Kate Martin of Peachland, and Essie Sellers of Chesterfield.

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

Published in The Chronicle and Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 4, 2003.

 

Benjamin Gill Starling

Benjamin Gill Starling, of Patrick, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003.

A private graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 in Harris Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Tender Memories Program, c/o Mary L. Ernst RNC, P.O. Box 250917, Charleston, S.C. 29425.

Born in Charleston County, Master Starling was an infant son of Rodney Lynn and Leslie Hill Starling.

Surviving are his parents of Patrick; two grandmothers, Linda D. Hill and Annie G. Starling of Patrick; and a great-grandmother, Ellen Weatherford of Patrick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 4, 2003.

Hettie E. Teal

Hettie E. Teal, 97, of Hartsville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003 at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church, Building Fund, c/o Bessie Hannah, 508 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Teal was a daughter of the late James B. and Mary Ellen Sikes Russell. She was a homemaker and at the time of death was the oldest member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. She also attended North Hartsville Baptist Church. She was married for 61 years to the late Legette Teal.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), September 4, 2003.

 

Robin Ann Steen Aguirre

Robin Ann Steen Aguirre, 25, of Mt. Croghan, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 from Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Aguirre was a daughter of Don Mitchell and Bonnie Jean Eason Steen. She was an employee of Wal-Mart Distribution Center and was a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rogelio Aguirre of the home; a son, Rogelio Aguirre Jr. of the home; two daughters, Morgan Aguirre and Paulina Aguirre, both of the home; her parents of Mt. Croghan; two brothers, Matthew Steen and Mitchell Steen of Mt. Croghan; three sisters, Tammy Oliver of Pageland, Wendy Ponce of Mt. Croghan, and Barbara Smith of Lancaster; and grandmothers, Pauline Eason of Jefferson, and Bessie Steen of Mt. Croghan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Ruth C. Aldridge

Ruth C. Aldridge, 90, died Wednesday, Sept.17, 2003 at Hospice House.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19 from the Colonial Chapel of McEwen Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lakeland Memorial Park with the Rev. Wayne Baker officiating.

Memorials to be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, N.C. 28110.

Born in Union County, Mrs. Aldridge was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Ida Almeta Jane Hinson Carnes. She was the widow of James “J.D.” Dillon Aldridge.

Surviving are a son, Dillon (Sue) Aldridge of Wingate, N.C.; a daughter, Ommie (George) McManus of Indian Trail, N.C.; a brother, Marvin Eugene Carnes of Monroe, N.C.; three granddaughters, Caroline McManus of Indian Trail, Tonya Staton of Charlotte, N.C., and Tamara Arrington of Pageland; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Dora Ann Blakeney

Dora Ann Blakeney, 43, of Pageland, died Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 from Poplar Hill A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Ms. Blakeney was a daughter of Betty Ruth Robinson Blakeney and the late Clint Blakeney. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and attended Popular Hill A.M.E. Zion Church.

Surviving are her mother of Pageland; four daughters, Sheketa Blakeney, Shameika Blakeney, Marieka Blakeney and Lameka Blakeney, all of Pageland; five sons, Ronchie Blakeney, Mark Blakeney, Chris Blakeney, Chico Blakeney and Cedric Blakeney, all of Pageland; two brothers, Donald (Margaret) Blakeney and Preston Blakeney both of Pageland; a sister, Diane Miller of Pageland; three grandchildren, Tyvone Blakeney, Sheliah Blakeney and Markiya Blakeney; a special companion, Billy Patterson; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

Jimmy W.H. Buchanan

Jimmy W.H. Buchanan, 72, of Cheraw, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 from Pee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Buchanan was a son of Georgia Moore Buchanan and the late Early Buchanan, and was married to the late Annie Buchanan. He was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County. He moved to New York City and became a member of Church of the Meek Baptist where he served on the Deacon’s Board. Upon retirement Mr. Buchanan returned to Cheraw and renewed his membership with Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Josephine Mayhew, Brenda Drake and Sheila Buchanan all of New York City, and Patricia Buchanan and Patricia Ann Williams of Cheraw; three sons, Calvin Buchanan, Michael Buchanan and Jeffrey Buchanan, all of New York City; his mother of Cheraw; 30 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Buchanan and Jerome Buchanan.

Arrangements were trusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

Rosa Chambers

Rosa Chambers, 93, of New York, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 from Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church, New York, N.Y., with the Revs. William James and Leonis A. Quinlan Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Putnam Valley, N.Y.

The last child of her father’s first marriage, Mrs. Chambers was a member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church for 50 years. College roommate of Mrs. Chambers’ daughter, Ernestine David Gordon originally of Bennettsville, Bessie B. Davis, Maggie McIver Thomas and Sarah Watson, originally of Cheraw, were able to attend the funeral.

Surviving are two daughters, Nellie C. Bradley of Florence, and Evelyn Fuller of Bronx, N.Y.; two grandsons, Murray Fuller III and James M. Bradley III; a granddaughter, Mitchelle Oliver; a great-grandson, Kumaine; two great-granddaughters, Kristol and Courtney; a great-great-grandson, Marcus; a brother, James; a sister, Annie B. Melton; nieces, Mattie Ponds, Carrie McIntosh, Gloria Brewer, Patricia Lee and Loletha P. Smith of Florence, Chesterfield, Conway and Richmond, Va.; two siblings from her father’s second marriage, Annie Bell Melton and James Allen; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rose Mary Nell Bradley. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Daniel Edgeworth

Daniel Edgeworth, 16, of Pageland, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 from Salem United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Lakeland Memorial Park, Monroe, N.C.

Born in Monroe, Mr. Edgeworth was a son of Dexter (Peggy) Chambers and Lila Ann (Ricky McLendon) Edgeworth. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and was an 11th grade student at Central High School

Surviving are his mother of the home; his father of Monroe; four brothers, Baron (Michelle) Edgeworth of Kershaw, Aaron (Barbara) Edgeworth of Pageland, and Isaac Edgeworth and Alvin Edgeworth of the home; four sisters, Teneakie Edgeworth of Pageland, A’shunda Jackson of Charlotte, N.C., and Shonda Knotts and Keisha Knotts of Wadesboro, N.C.; his grandparents, Irene Edgeworth of Pageland, and Nancy Chambers of Monroe; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lester Edgeworth and Robert Chambers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Grover Melvin Fincher

Grover Melvin Fincher, 78, of Cheraw, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 25 from First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, McFarlan, N.C.

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

Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mr. Fincher was a son of Horace N. Fincher and Maude Niven Fincher. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the United States Navy. Mr. Fincher was retired from the J.P. Stevens Corporation as a supervisor in the Dye Department, and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw.

Surviving are a son, Grover (Mary) Fincher of Florence; a step-granddaughter, Renee Dunaway of Spartanburg; and two step-great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. . Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Dean Earl Gillette

Dean Earl Gillette, 82, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Dawagiac, Mich., Mr. Gillette was a son of the late Earl Francis and Catherine Heslet Gillette. He was a retired supervisor in the tool and furniture industry. Mr. Gillette was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Theater of Operations. He was married to the late Julia Aletha Sellers Gillette.

Surviving are a son, David Duane Gillette of Flagstaff, Ariz.; a daughter, Deana D. Gillette of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Tracey (Jason) Burton and Jennifer Gillette; two great-

grandchildren, Brandon Kennedy and Erin Kennedy; a brother, Allen Kay Gillette of Harvard, Ill.; and a sister, Patricia Harris of Edwardsburg, Mich.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Jerry Wayne Hurst

Jerry Wayne Hurst, 60, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 from Ruby Church of God. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Church of God, P.O. Box 66, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Hurst was a son of Carolyn Graves Rhyne and the late Isom Harley Hurst, and the stepson of the late Clyde Rhyne. He was a pipe fitter and United States Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Morton Hurst of the home; four daughters, Becky (Randall) Gainey, Teresa (Kelly) Williams, Diane (Michael) Davis and Jerri Lynn (Mark) Sellers, all of Chesterfield; his mother of Chesterfield; two brothers, Mickey Hurst and Richard Rhyne; three sisters, Patsy Mills, Betty Wilkerson and Rita Melton, all of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Consuella Marsh

Consuella Marsh, infant, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 in Chesterfield Cemetery.

She was a daughter of Yasmin Walls and Chadwick Marsh.

Surviving are her parents of Bennettsville and Chesterfield; two brothers, Vaunte and Nijel; a sister, Cassynda; her grandparents, Tyrone and Vanessa Marsh of Chesterfield, and John and Patricia Walls of Bennettsville; two great-grandmothers, Bernice Cornell of Bennettsville, and Neomia Lindsey of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Groom’s Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. . Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Annie Mae Rollins Oliver

Annie Mae Rollins Oliver, 75, of Jefferson, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 from Long Branch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Oliver was a daughter of the late Charlie R. and Ellen Demby Rollins. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mill and a member of Long Branch Baptist Church. She was married to the late Hazel S. “Sam” Oliver.

Surviving are a son, Lynn Oliver of Pageland; two daughters, Elaine Oliver Freeman of Patrick, and Diane Oliver Thompson of Hartsville; a brother, W.T. Rollins of Jefferson; three grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Roland Rollins, Wade Rollins, Wylie Rollins and Willie Rollins; and two sisters, Sadie Rollins and Azilee Terry.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Thelma Cline Overcash

Thelma Cline Overcash, 89, of Ruby, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 from Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

Born in Cabarrus County, N.C., Mrs. Overcash was a daughter of the late Junius and Carrie Propst Cline. She was a homemaker and member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. She was married to the late the Rev. Roy L. Overcash.

Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth O. (the Rev. Wade H.) Miles of Ruby; three granddaughters, Doris Ann (Nicky) Sellers and Pam (William) Stancil of Chesterfield, and Debbie (David) Wallace of Blythewood; seven great-grandchildren, Steven (Angie) Sellers, Bryan (Melinda) Sellers, Jennifer Sellers, Christopher Stancil, Andrew Stancil, Katherine Wallace and Ian Wallace; four great-great-grandchildren, Austin Sellers, Josh Sellers, Brittany Crawley and John Michael Crawley; two brothers, Lawrence Cline and Max Cline of Kannapolis, N.C.; two sisters, Louise Anderson and Mary Moose of Kannapolis; and a brother-in-law, George Blackwelder of China Grove, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

John ‘Jack’ Wilds Pegues

John “Jack” Wilds Pegues, 59, of Cheraw, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 from St. David’s Episcopal Church. Burial followed in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace.

Memorials may be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, 420 Market St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or SCPALSNET, c/o Dr. Jack Wood, 14 Bent Tree Lane, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.

A son of the late John Fletcher and Sarah Pegues, Mr. Pegues was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church. He was a member of the PALSNET, ARRL and an Extra Class Ham Operator. He was the Chesterfield County Emergency Ham Communications Coordinator and was a reporter for the National Weather Service.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Pegues of Cheraw; two sons, John Fredereck Pegues of Cheraw, and Russell Franklin Price of Florence; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Inez Ruth Rivers

Inez Ruth Rivers, of Hartsville, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 from Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in Morning Star Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Ms. Rivers was a daughter of Bo Rivers and Flora Bell.

Surviving are children Robert Rivers, Camilla Rivers and LaTonya Rivers; and siblings, Flora Rivers, Angela Rivers, Michael Rivers, Ennis Rivers, James Rivers, Lee Rivers, Bobby Rivers and Janice Rivers-Blount.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hines Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Col. Robert Stafford Rivers

Col. Robert Stafford Rivers, 82, of Columbia and Washington, D.C., died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, in Washington.

A memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 from Washington Street United Methodist Church in Columbia. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorials may be made to Wofford College and designated for the Ida Maie and Arthur B. Rivers Scholarship Fund, or to Washington Street United Methodist Church, 1401 Washington St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Col. Rivers was a son of the late Arthur Burch Rivers and the late Ida Maie Stafford Rivers of

 

Columbia. He attended public schools in Chesterfield County and Columbia and was a cadet at The Citadel until he received an appointment to the United State Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1944. He attended the U.S. Army War College and also received a master’s degree from Georgetown University.

After graduation from West Point, Col. Rivers trained as a bomber pilot and began a 30-year career in the United States Air Force. In addition to assignments in the Pacific, occupied Japan, and Europe, Rivers served over 14 years at the Pentagon. During his first Washington assignment, he served as Assistant Executive Officer to the Comptroller of the Air Force and had additional duties as a White House Military Aide under President Harry S. Truman. Rivers’ subsequent assign-ments in the Department of Defense required him to work closely with the Department of State and Joint Chiefs of Staff on foreign policy, as well as overall planning and operational activity of the Air Force.

Col. Rivers established Rivers Park in honor of the Rivers family in Mt. Croghan, in 2001. He contributed scholarship funds and established an award at Wofford College in memory of his parents. He also made numerous gifts to Wofford College, The Citadel, and West Point.

Surviving is a large and loving network of relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Joseph Gawler’s Sons, Inc. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Montaner Loretta Robinson

Montaner Loretta Robinson, 82, of Society Hill, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marion County, Mrs. Robinson was a daughter, of the late Edrick Robinson and Minnie Robinson Mack. She was married to the late John Frank Robinson and moved to Philadelphia, Penn., where she spent most of her life. Upon retiring, she returned to Marion and lived with her niece, Mary Sue McNeil, until she moved into a senior citizens complex in Mullins and joined Mt. Olive Seven Day Adventage Church. When her health began to fail, Mrs. Robinson moved to live with her niece Hazel (Henry) Broadie of Society Hill and joined Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Fred (Elizabeth) Moses of Pleasantville, N.J.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Leon Moses and Fred Moses, a sister and a brother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Anthel Johnson Sellers

Anthel Johnson Sellers, 86, of Ruby, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late James Riley and Pearl Miles Johnson. She was a homemaker and member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was married to the late J. Garland Sellers.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn S. (Charles) Sellers and Marilyn S. (Mike) Burns all of Ruby; two granddaughters, Jessica Zwaschka of Spearfish, S.D., and Dee Gaskins of Ruby; five great-grandchildren, Zachary Zwaschka, Alexandra Zwaschka, Noah Gaskins, Madeline Gaskins and Britton Gaskins; and two sisters, Ethel J. Miles and Lola J. Kirkley of Jefferson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Marion Mark Shoe

Marion Mark Shoe, 59, of Cheraw, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 from Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Burlington, N.C., Mr. Shoe was a son of the late Roy and Gladys Hurley Shoe. He was a retired employee of Takata Industries and a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Sherry S. (Michael) Robertson of Graham, N.C., and Kimberly S. Guerra and Juanita S. Chavez of Burlington; a sister, Nell S. Allison of Cheraw; two brothers, Seth R. Shoe of Beaufort, N.C., and Frankie D. Shoe of Durham, N.C.; six grandchildren, Salena Teal, Cary Chaffin, Vernon Chaffin, Bobbi Shane Shoe, Katelyn Guerra and Mallory Chavez; and a number of nieces and nephews and special friends, Earl and Catherine Lee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Jonathan Allen Sims

Jonathan Allen Sims, 17, of Pageland, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 from Faith Family Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Camden, Mr. Sims was a son of Joe and Delores Allen Sims.

Surviving a brother, Robbie Sims; a sister, Jackie Sims; and his grand-parents, Gene and Grace Roberts.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

Edward V. Tolson Sr.

Edward V. Tolson Sr., 94, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 11a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 from the Chapel of Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum with Bishop Jeff Shaw officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Tolson was a son of the late John Delesley and Caroline Brown Tolson.

He was a retired self-employed paint contractor and a member of the PDCA. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Carolyn Coulter Tolson; a daughter, Patricia Tolson of Charlotte; a son, Edward V. Tolson Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; a grandson, J. Bart (Joan) Tolson of Locust, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kayla, Steven and Shane Kindley, all of Locust; a brother, Hart (Mary Frances) Tolson of Hyattsville, Mary.; and a number of other family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1229 Greenwood Cliff, Suite 109, Charlotte, N.C. 28204; the Diabetes Association, 1820 East Seventh St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204; or to a charity of a donor’s choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral and Cremation Services. . Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

 

Arthur Fred Watts Sr.

Arthur Fred Watts Sr., 79, of Cheraw, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Watts was a son of the late Fred Watts and Birdie Kelley. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a member of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. He moved to Philadelphia, Penn., and joined St. Peters Disciples of Christ Church where he served as a trustee and travel coordinator for the church. He was married to the late Aremelouse Watts.

Surviving are a son, Arthur F. Watts Jr. of Philadelphia; seven daughters, Mary L. Jones of Philadelphia, Jacqueline Watts and Palma M. Watts both of Williamsport, Penn., Shirley A. (Kelvin) Blue of Jacksonville, Fla., Jane E.(Eldridge) Moton of Philadelphia, and Kathy M. Walls of Cheraw; a brother, El Watts of Bristol, Penn.; a sister, Zolina Fountain of Jamaica, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alfreda A. Perdue-Brooks, six brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. . Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), September 25, 2003.

Doris Redfearn Chapman

Doris Redfearn Chapman, 39, of Chesterfield, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003 at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 from Grandview Presbyterian Church.

Born in Chesterfield, Ms. Chapman was a daughter of Judy Redfearn Douglas and John S. Cole Jr. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. She was employed at Johnson C. Smith University as Resident Director of Greenfield Hall and was a member of Grandview Presbyterian Church where she served on numerous committees.

Surviving are a son, John Baron Chapman Jr.; a brother, Terrell Campbell; two sisters, Conchetta Cole and Natalie Cole; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003.

 

James Wesley Edwards

James Wesley Edwards, 69, of Pageland, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 from Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Edwards was a son of Jessie and Eva Hilton Edwards.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Pressley Edwards; two children, Jeff (Barbara) Edwards and Sandy Courtney; brothers and sisters, Jerry Edwards, Lucille Brewer, Grace Gulledge, Myrtle Blackmon and Betty Melton; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003.

Sharon Malena Faison

Sharon Malena Faison, 47, of Cheraw, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 from Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Conway. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were members of Conway High School’s Class of 1974.

Born in Horry County, Ms. Faison was a daughter of Malachi Franklin and Frances Marion Chapman Faison. She was educated in the Horry and Chesterfield county schools and attended the University of South Carolina. She was a member of Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church, and organized a campaign to upgrade many homes of senior citizens in Cheraw. Ms. Faison was employed with Wallace Mechanical, Inc., for over 10 years.

Surviving are Carl (Chuckie), Sandra Faison (Lenwood) Gowans, Gregory (Joanne), Vincent (Jennifer) and Malcolm; a sister-in-law, Mary Colleen Chapman; an aunt, Doretha Harding; and a number of other friends and relatives.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Rhue’s Mortuary. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

 

Shirley G. Gulledge

Shirley G. Gulledge, 76, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Oakland Baptist Church, c/o Janice Sowell, 749 TS Sellers Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Gulledge was a son of the late Roland Jerome “Jake” and Mary Elizabeth Tucker Gulledge. He was a retired supervisor with Bo Buck Mills with 40 years of service, and was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Mr. Gulledge was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 74. He was married for 54 years to the late Georgia Mae Threadgill Gulledge.

Surviving are a daughter, Kay Gulledge (Leon) Douglas of Chesterfield; two grandsons, Graham Douglas and Jonathan Douglas; a brother, the Rev. Buck (Kay) Gulledge of Ruby; a sister, Wanda Sellers of Ruby; two nieces, Sherry Johnson and Lisa Griggs; three nephews, Mickey Oliver, Ricky Gulledge and Chip Gulledge; and special friends Henry and Juanita Gulledge and Mary Lou Burr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003.

Ashuante Domaneek Javiah Holman

Ashuante Domaneek Javiah Holman, four months, of Morven, N.C., died Sept. 10, 2003. Born April 27, 2003 in Morven, she was a daughter of Jannie Mae Sharper and Marcus Holman of Morven.

Surviving are two sisters, Bianca Bullock and Brittany Bullock of the home; a brother, Devon M. Graham of Society Hill; grandparents, Margaret Sharper and Ronnie Campbell and Jo Jen Bishop, all of Cheraw, and James W. Bishop of Winston-Salem, N.C.; five aunts, Christina Sharper, Shelia Flowers, Ernestine Bishop, Marisa Baines and Tina Louise Smith; and six uncles, Robert Smith and Larry Sharper of Morven; Gary Campbell, Cadell Campbell and Ronnie Campbell Jr., all of Cheraw, and Ronnie Hunter of Darlington.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jiquan Sharper. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003.

 

 

 

Albert Daniel Leopold

Albert Daniel Leopold, 84, of Matthews, N.C., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003 at Plantation Estates retirement community.A memorial service was held Sunday, Sept. 28 from First Baptist Church in Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Loaves & Fishes, Inc., P.O. Box 11234, Charlotte, N.C. 28220; Waukon Area Parkinson Support Group, P.O. Box 204, Waukon, I.A. 52172; or First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Kingston, Penn., Mr. Leopold was a son of the late Albert Warren and Ruth Jacoby Leopold. He was a graduate of Juniata College in Huntington, Penn., and served as a Lieutenant Senior Grade with the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Leopold retired in March 1974 as Credit Manager of Atlantic Richfield’s Western Pennsylvania Region after 33 years of service.

Mr. Leopold was a member of Christ Covenant Church and former member of Plaza Presbyterian Church of Charlotte where he was a Deacon, Elder, Treasurer and Business Manager. He formerly served as Central Treasurer for the Mecklenburg Presbytery and as Business Manager of the Day Care Center of Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was also a Presbyterian Lay minister.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda E. (Richard) Nolting of Waukon, and Christian L. (Dorr) Depew of Cheraw; and three granddaughters, Amanda D. (Greg) Verret, Melanie G. Depew and Katharine A. Depew. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003.

 

 

 

Louise Arnette McKenzie

Louise Arnette McKenzie, 68, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 from Wadesboro Church of God. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 12 Kent Way, Suite 101, Byfield, MA 01922; or the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Suite 1650, Raleigh, N.C. 27601.

Born in Rowland, N.C., Mrs. McKenzie was a daughter of the late Ernest and Vera Ellis Arnette. She had worked with Hornwood in Lilesville, N.C., and later worked with Unity Knitting Mill in Wadesboro. She was a member of Wadesboro Church of God and the widow of Clyde Douglas McKenzie.

Surviving are a son, Rickie (Shirley) McKenzie of Rutherfordton, N.C.; two daughters, Sabrina (Randy) Campbell of Hamlet, N.C., and Tina (Clay) Dutton of Wadesboro; three grandchildren, Kevin, Amanda and Stephen; a brother, Sam Arnette of McColl; and a sister, Aline Thompson of Raeford, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003.

 

Robert J. Nivens

Robert J. Nivens, 64, of Ruby, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003 after a short illness.

A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 from Timmons-ville Baptist Church, Ruby. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Nivens was a son of the late Ore and Jeanette Lockhart Nivens. He was a member of Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church and was educated in the Chesterfield County public schools. Mr. Nivens had worked for the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, for 40 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Ollivee Melton of Ruby; a brother, W.K. Nivens of Marshville, N.C.; four sisters, Katie (Allen) Melton of Concord, N.C., Sara Melton and Annie Mae Nivens of Kannapolis, N.C., and Nellie (James) Melton of Mt. Croghan; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003.

 

Streeter Petty

Streeter Petty, 68, of Patrick, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 in Society Hill Mormon (LDS) Cemetery with the Rev. Francis Jones officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Mormon Cemetery, Box 497, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Petty was a son of the late Perry and Minnie Brigman Petty. He was a member of Middendorf Church of God and was retired from the South Carolina Department of Highways and Transportation.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Petty of Patrick; and a stepson, Gene Arthur Rivers of Patrick.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003.

 

Ruth Kirkley Rainwater

Ruth Kirkley Rainwater, 95, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003 at Southland Health Care, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

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

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Rainwater was a daughter of Thomas Kirkley and Minnie Hammond Kirkley. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are a son, Gerald Kirkley Rainwater of Florence; a daughter, Hilda Rainwater Webb of North Myrtle Beach; six grandsons; and seven great-grandsons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

 

Evelyn Redmond Redfearn

Evelyn Redmond Redfearn, 78, of Chesterfield, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 from Chesterfield Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield Baptist Church, 207 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; Chesterfield Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Central, Mrs. Redfearn was a daughter of the late Louis Caredine and Berline Head Redmond. She earned a master’s degree and was a retired Darlington County schoolteacher. Mrs. Redfearn was instrumental in helping start Hospice of Chesterfield County, was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, Chesterfield Apartment Alliance and Chesterfield Ladies Investment Club. She was the widow of Ray Rivers Redfearn.

Surviving are four daughters, Marie R. (Dr. K. Lamont) Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, Elaine R. (Greg) Benner of Chesterfield, Lou Ann (Alexander Hines) Redfearn of Charleston, and Lindy R. (Paisley) Watson of Chesterfield; 10 grandchildren, Emily Smith, Nathan Smith, Justin McLain, Daniel McLain, Jimmie Roberts, Paisley Watson Jr., Tyler Watson, Joanna Benner, Amelia Benner and Rebecca Benner; a brother, Jerry Redmond of Colorado Springs, Col.; and two sisters, Mary Martin-Lojek of Colorado Springs, and Barbara Locket of Fairfax, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Redmond.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

 

 

 

Robert Samuel Roscoe

Robert Samuel Roscoe, 70, of Cheraw, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Roscoe was a son of the late Willie and Nellie Brock Roscoe. He was a retired textile employee.

Surviving are two brothers, Henry Roscoe and Lee Roscoe, both of Cheraw; two sisters, Beulah Threatte of Chesterfield, and Ruth Flowers of Macon, Ga.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow Roscoe and Olin Roscoe; and two sisters, Margaret Teal and Vera Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

 

Janie Sellers

Janie Sellers, 78, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Whiteville, N.C., Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Maston and Betty Stanley Carmichael. She was a retired employee of Carolina Packaging.

Surviving are a son, Ed Sellers of Cheraw; a daughter, Carolyn Sellers Love of Cheraw; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

 

Martha Bowen Smith

Martha Bowen Smith, 90, of Patrick and formerly of Rockingham, N.C., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 at Chesterfield Convalescent Center in Cheraw.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 from Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Revs. David F. Best, Joe Wilkes, Jerry Hatcher and Glenn White officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Archie and Elizabeth Huggins Bowen. She was a homemaker and the widow of June Smith.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis Smith of Hamlet, N.C., and Harrison Smith of Rockingham; two daughters, Ruth S. Williams and Dorothy Weatherford both of Patrick; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Watson-King Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

 

Mary Jo Steinmeyer

Mary Jo Steinmeyer, 82, of Eutawville, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003 in a Columbia hospital.

A graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 in Carolina Memorial Gardens, North Charleston, with Pastor Wayne Young officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 67, Vance, S.C. 29163.

Born in Texarkana, Texas, Mrs. Steinmeyer was a daughter of the late Joseph M. Mason and Ola Norton Mason. She was retired from G.S. Carter and Son Lumber Co., and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Vance. She had lived at Rocks Pond since 1973 and was the widow of Edwin C. Steinmeyer Sr.

Surviving are a son, Edwin C. Steinmeyer of Columbia; a sister, Cora Faye Morgan of Mobile, Ala.; and two brothers, James J. Mason of Ruby, and Howard S. Mason of Charleston.

Arrangements were entrusted to Avinger Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

Edward V. Tolson Sr.

Edward V. Tolson Sr., 94, of Charlotte, N.C., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 11a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 from the Chapel of Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum with Bishop Jeff Shaw officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Tolson was a son of the late John Delesley and Caroline Brown Tolson. He was a retired self-employed paint contractor and a member of the PDCA. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Carolyn Coulter Tolson; a daughter, Patricia Tolson of Charlotte; a son, Edward V. Tolson Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; a grandson, J. Bart (Joan) Tolson of Locust, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kayla, Steven and Shane Kindley, all of Locust; a brother, Hart (Mary Frances) Tolson of Hyattsville, Mary.; and a number of other family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1229 Greenwood Cliff, Suite 109, Charlotte, N.C. 28204; the Diabetes Association, 1820 East Seventh St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204; or to a charity of a donor’s choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral and Cremation Services. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

Cornelia Rivers Treadaway

Cornelia Rivers Treadaway, 59, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 in Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Larry Talley and Mark Moore officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Anson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 671, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; or the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Treadaway was a daughter of Helen Kendall Rivers Newsome of Chesterfield and the late J.L. Rivers. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Lilesville, had worked with West Knitting Mills as an inspector and later worked part-time at the Omelet Shop in Wadesboro.

Surviving are her husband, Willis T. “Bo” Treadaway; a son, Jeff Treadaway of Wadesboro; a daughter, Joy (Tony) Pope of Polkton, N.C.; five grandchildren, Seab Pope, Bree Pope, Sarah Pope, Hollie Treadaway and Drew Treadaway; her mother of Chesterfield; two brothers, Johnny Rivers of Cheraw, and Michael Rivers of Chesterfield; and five half-brothers and sisters, Lynn Franklin of Wilmington, N.C., Angela Burgman of Dallas, Texas, Amanda Rivers, Matt Rivers and Tim Rivers, all of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

Arthur Fred Watts Sr.

Arthur Fred Watts Sr., 79, of Cheraw, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Watts was a son of the late Fred Watts and Birdie Kelley. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a member of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. He moved to Philadelphia, Penn., and joined St. Peters Disciples of Christ Church where he served as a trustee and travel coordinator for the church. He was married to the late Aremelouse Watts.

Surviving are a son, Arthur F. Watts Jr. of Philadelphia; seven daughters, Mary L. Jones of Philadelphia, Jacqueline Watts and Palma M. Watts both of Williamsport, Penn., Shirley A. (Kelvin) Blue of Jacksonville, Fla., Jane E.(Eldridge) Moton of Philadelphia, and Kathy M. Walls of Cheraw; a brother, El Watts of Bristol, Penn.; a sister, Zolina Fountain of Jamaica, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Alfreda A. Perdue-Brooks, six brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

Laura Rice Woody

Laura Rice Woody, 42, of Camden, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 from Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Flowers officiating.

Born in Camden, Mrs. Woody was a daughter of the late Robert and Betty Clyburn Rice.

Surviving are her husband, Ora Edsel “Ed” Woody of Camden; a daughter, Elyse Goff of Camden; two sons, Christopher Ryan Galloway who is stationed in the Middle East, and Justin Lee Galloway of Jefferson; and three sisters, Beverly Mitchell, Donna Roberts and Becky Catoe, all of Camden.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John R. Rice Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

 

Robert G. Helmetz

Robert G. Helmetz, 75, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 2, from Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home, Akron, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1034 Brown St., Akron, Ohio 44301.

Born in Akron, Mr. Helmetz was retired from B.F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Co. in 1986 with 46 years of service. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Turkeyfoot Hunting and Fishing Club, and Piedmont Hunting and Fishing Club.

Surviving are his wife, Joan; two daughters, Lynn King and Patricia (Larry) Gooch; three grandchildren, Stacey Jones, Chris Jones and Daphne Stetser; two great-grandchildren, Brianna Douglas and Brittany Stetser; and an aunt, Betty Van Der Steen.

Local arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 2, 2003

Janice Harris Black

Janice Harris Black, 33, of Patrick, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 from Salem Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Black was a daughter of James Harris Sr. and Gloria Little Harris. She was a 1988 graduate of Chesterfield High School and a 1991 graduate of Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College with an associate’s in criminal justice. She was employed with Takata for 10 years.

Surviving are her husband, Tony Black; a daughter, Tionnet’ Ray’Kawan Black; a son, Tony JaVant Black Jr.; her parents of Chesterfield; four sisters, Cheryl (John) Melton of Cheraw, Susan (Dennis) Johnson of Wadesboro, N.C., Shannon K. Harris of Atlanta, Ga., and Yvonne (Lee Thomas) Burch of Chesterfield; three brothers, James Harris Jr. and Gregory S. Harris both of Chesterfield, and James M. (Shuwanda) Harris of Conley, Ga.; her mother- and father-in-law, McArthur and Celia Black Sr. of Patrick; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. . Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

 

Bill R. Carnes

Bill R. Carnes, 89, of Pageland, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003 at Union Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at High Point Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

Born in Lancaster, Mr. Carnes was son of the late John and Ozella Wright Carnes. He had been employed by Yarn Manufacturing in the shipping department, and was the widower of the late Mary S. Carnes.

Surviving are two sons, Billy (Shirley) Carnes Jr. of Pageland, and Jerry (Brenda) Carnes of Monroe, N.C.; a daughter, Maxine (Curtis) Lloyd of Sumter; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

Linda Freemel Evans

Linda Freemel Evans, 48, of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 at Kernan Medical Center in Baltimore.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Evans was a daughter of the late Freeman and Evangeline Evans. She was educated in the New York and Marlboro County public schools and attended Morgan State University. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Chesapeake Ward Branch. She was married to Willie Quick of Marlboro County and then met Nathaniel Epps in Baltimore. Mrs. Evans was an office assistant for four consecutive summers with the City of Baltimore’s Recreation and Park’s Summer Food Service Program for Children. She later moved up to Assistant Program Coordinator and was hired permanently as an Operations Research Technician.

Surviving are three children, Jason Lamar Quick of New York, Jazmine Laurel Epps and Jarad Lane Epps both of Baltimore; a sister, Elaine Welch of Wallace; three brothers, Herman Barnes of Rock Hill, Earl Barnes of Atlanta, Ga., and Richard Evans of Columbus, Ga.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

 

Marion Meade Evans Sr.

Marion Meade Evans Sr., 58, of Bennettsville, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Marlboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 123, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512; Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28352; or the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 311, Columbia, S.C. 29204.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Evans was a son of Miriam Hill Evans Ammons and the late Horace Evans. He retired in 1999 as area director of the S.C. Employment Security Commission. He was an active member, and an honorary member of the Marlboro Rescue Squad for 17 years, former member of the Bennettsville Rotary Club and former president of the Marlboro Academy Booster Club.

Surviving are his wife, Cathy McInnis Evans of Bennettsville; two sons, Meade (Lisette) Evans of Florence, and Marshall Evans of Bennettsville and Clemson; two daughters, Cheryl (Keith) Jones of Lewisburg, W.Va., and Baine Evans, of Bennettsville and Clemson; his mother of Bennettsville; a sister, Iris Cottingham of Bennettsville; a brother, Ed Evans of Chapin; two grandchildren; and several nieces and a nephew.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

 

James Carl Griggs

James Carl Griggs, 77, of Ruby and formerly of Kannapolis, N.C., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Griggs was a son of the late Benjamin Griggs and Minnie Moore Griggs Oliver. He was a retired employee of Cannon Mills and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Griggs was married to the late Dollie Demby Griggs.

Surviving are a brother, Thomas Griggs of Lexington; a sister, Betty Jean Poston of Ruby; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Odis Griggs, Lonnie Griggs, Eugene Griggs and Henry Lee Griggs; and four sisters, Era Evelyn Griggs, Leila Steen, Myrtis Jones and Lois Perdue.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

 

Doris Doretha Hymes

Doris Doretha Hymes, 72, of York, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 from New Home AME Zion Church Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in York, Mrs. Hymes was a daughter of William and Olivia Tate Dixon. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School and a member of New Home AME Zion Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Byers and Janice Moore; a brother, Benjamin Rawlinson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Wright Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

Julia Lydia Jones

Julia Lydia Jones, 84, of Chesterfield, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Born in Chesterfield County, Miss Jones was a daughter of the late Elijah Preston and Lennie Eliza Lee Jones. She was a retired Doll Factory employee and member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sisters, Mary D. Adams of Chesterfield, Rosa Lee Little of Columbia, and Betty “Vera” Dowd of Rockaway, N.J.; 11 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and nephews; and six great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Eddie Jones and John Jones; two sisters, Nellie Brock and Thelma Campbell; a nephew, Kenneth Little; and a niece, Vera Key Adams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

Edward Jerome McIntosh

Edward Jerome McIntosh, 79, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003.

 

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 from Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. McIntosh was a son of the late Willie and Laura Powe McIntosh. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where he was active until his health failed. He was educated in public school and Coulter Memorial Academy where he became a Master Brick Mason. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a Master Chef.

Surviving are a son, Jerry McIntosh of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Hamp (Flossie) McIntosh of Danville, Va.; a sister, Vereen McIntosh (James) Wilson of Cheraw; a granddaughter, DeShaun McIntosh of Washington; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mack Powe, and two sisters, Margaret M. Malloy and Mary P. Moore.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

 

Donald Stedmon Middleton

Donald Stedmon Middleton, 74, of Jefferson, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 from Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Macedonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 3582 Johnson Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Middleton was a son of the late Early and Minnie Knight Middleton. He was retired from A.O. Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Willie Faye H. Middleton of Jefferson; two sons, Steve (Donna) Middleton and David (Julie) Middleton of Jefferson; two daughters, Linda (Tommy) Sellers and Beverly (Dennis) Raley of Jefferson; three brothers, Hazel (Evelyn) Middleton of Charlotte, N.C., and Jerry (Doris) Middleton and O’Berry Middleton of Jefferson; a sister, Opal Middleton of Jefferson; and eight grandchildren, Joy Sullivan, Kelly Sullivan, Tim Sullivan, Josh Raley, Jeremy Raley, D.J. Middleton, Katie Middleton and Kory Middleton. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Travis Raley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

 

Ernest J. Matheson Sr.

Ernest J. Matheson Sr., 91, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003 at Carolinas Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058; National Kidney Foundation, 5000 Thurmond Mall, Suite 106, Columbia, S.C. 29201; Faith Presbyterian Church, 900 State Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Matheson was a son of the late John Culpepper Matheson and Rosa Mae Tyson Matheson. He was a retired pharmacist and was a member of the South Carolina Pharmaceutical Association and the Pee Dee Pharmaceutical Association, as well as the Lions Club and Woodmen of the World.

Surviving are a son, Ernest J. “Bubba” (Jean) Matheson Jr. of Wagener; a daughter, Faye M. Griggs of Florence; seven grandchildren, John W. (Karen) Griggs of North Myrtle Beach, Tony (Nancy) Griggs of Cheraw, Jay Matheson of Cayce, Jeff (Laurieann) Matheson of Louisville, Ken., Judson Matheson of Pelion, Cynthia G. (Steve) Bass of Florence, and Verna G. (Jeff) Bumgarner of Salisbury, N.C.; eight great-grandchildren, Jamie Griggs of Cheraw, Ben Griggs of New Haven, Conn., Dustin Griggs of Cheraw, Cory Matheson of Wagener, Rebecca Bass of Columbia, Katie Bass and Will Bass of Florence, and Joshua Bumgarner of Salisbury; three sisters, Rosa Mae Craft and Clara Matheson of Cheraw, and Dorothy M. (Wilson) Brown of Columbia; and four brothers, Roy Matheson, Leslie Matheson and Jesse (Dock) Matheson all of Cheraw, and William (Frances) Matheson of Asheville, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eudell Mixon Matheson; a daughter, Verna Matheson Griggs; two brothers, David Matheson and Elliott Matheson; and a sister, Lillie Matheson Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

Ann Jordan Rollins

Ann Jordan Rollins, 54, of Pageland, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 from Jefferson Church of God. Burial followed in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Rollins was a daughter of Louise Kearns Arrington and the late Charles Blake Jordan. She was a homemaker and member of Jefferson Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, Nathan Bruce Rollins of the home; two sons, Britt (Lisa) Rollins of Jefferson, and Kevin Rollins of the home; her mother and stepfather, Louise and Locil Arrington of Pageland; two brothers, Kemp Jordan of Rockingham, N.C., and Mark Arrington of Pageland; two sisters, Kay Jordan of Jefferson, and Frances Davis of Hampton, Va.; and two grandchildren, Pressley Daniel Rollins and Gracie Briane Rollins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Jordan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

William Joseph ‘Joe’ Sellers

William Joseph “Joe” Sellers, 86, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hurst Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Sellers was a son of the late W.K. and Rosa Roscoe Sellers. He was a retired employee of Burlington Industries and was married to the late Juanita Rivers Sellers.

Surviving are a son, Robert K. “Bob” (Patti) Sellers of Waianae, Hawaii; a daughter, Lexia J. (Frank L.) Ponce of Ruby; six grandchildren, Frankie Joe Ponce, Lexia J. Zungali, Anthony R. Ponce, Joy A. Huntley, Joe Sellers and Alika Moran; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

Charlie Edward Smith

Charlie Edward Smith, 66, of Hartsville, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 from Twitty United Methodist Church with the Rev. DeVere Williams officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., P.O. Box 631047, Baltimore, MD 21263-1047; or National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., Suite 1100, New York, N.Y. 10016.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late Cary and Leo Smith. He was the owner and operator of Sanitary Dry Cleaners of Hartsville.

Surviving are two daughters, Tammie (Shirley) Smith of Hartsville, and Shannon Leigh (Todd) DeBellis of Conway; two grandchildren, Robert Martin Smith and Kaylan Francis Smith both of Bishopville; three sisters, Margie Grant of Hartsville, Hellon Winburn of Hartsville, and Ruth Huggins of Patrick; four brothers, Earl Smith of Hartsville, Jackie Smith of Hartsville, Jimmy Smith of Society Hill, and Eddie Smith of Hartsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Willie “Snuffy” Smith.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

 

 

Sue Teal Steen

Sue Teal Steen, 72, of Bennettsville, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003 at Sandhills Regional Medical Center, Hamlet, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 from Prevatt’s Chapel Wesleyan Church. Burial followed in the Steen Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Steen was a daughter of the late Earl Teal and Florence Chavis Teal. She was a retired seamstress and member of Prevatt’s Chapel Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are two sons, Brady Steen of Bennettsville, and Bill Steen of High Point, N.C.; and seven daughters, Linda Sturdivant, Brenda Prevatte, Lisa Steen and Mary Benoist of Bennettsville, Teresa Steen of Rockingham, N.C., Annie Ruth Roscoe of Hamlet, and Wanda Sue Nunn of Ellerbe, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Steen; a son, Willie Ray Steen; a daughter, Debra, and a brother, Bill Teal.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

Thelma Donahue Thompson

Thelma Donahue Thompson, 84, of Pageland, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 from Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Marshville, N.C. Burial followed in Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110; or Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 6510 Mt. Moriah Church Road, Marshville, N.C. 28103.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of the late Jimmy and Hattie Joplin Donahue. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She was married to the late Pearl Thompson.

Surviving are two sons, Pearl (Linda) Thompson Jr. of Fort Lawn, and Don (Suzette) Thompson of Salisbury, N.C.; three daughters, Shirley (Gene) Griffin of Pageland, Sylvia (Steve) Cook of Lancaster, and Betty (Neal) Newmerasky of Chesapeake, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Thompson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

Jerry Wallace

Jerry Wallace, 55, of Patrick, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 from Bethesda United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wallace was a son of the late Elbert and Lula Boan Wallace. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills and a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine N. Wallace of the home; four sons, Ricky Wallace, Billy Wallace, Greg Wallace and Boyd Lee Williams all of Patrick; three daughters, Michelle Smith, Melissa McIntyre and Donna Ammons all of Patrick; three sisters, Louise Crowley of Patrick, Bernice Bowen of Cheraw and Eva Watson of Virginia; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

Travis Earl Winburn

Travis Earl Winburn, 22, of Patrick, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 from Harris Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Turner and Joey Oliver and Bishop Gary Keith officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Florence County, Mr. Winburn was a son of Roy A. and Peggy Keith Winburn. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

Surviving are his parents of Patrick; two brothers, Kenny Winburn and Brandon Keith both of Patrick; two uncles, Gary Keith of Raleigh, N.C., and Kevin Keith of Patrick; a nephew, Spencer Winburn of Patrick; and his grandparents, Margaret Marie Wiggins of Hartsville, and Lloyd and Nellie Keith Therrell all of Patrick.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Carrie Marie Winburn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003

Sen. Donald Harry Holland

The Honorable Donald Harry Holland, 75, of Camden, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 from Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. T. Lee Bryant Jr. and Chaplain George G. Meetze officiating. Burial followed in Beulah United Methodist Church Cemetery.

M memorials may be made to Cassatt Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 110, Camden, S.C. 29032; Beulah United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 820 Beulah Church Road, Camden, S.C. 29020; South Carolina Troopers Association, 4961 Broad River Road, Columbia, S.C. 29212; or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in the Kershaw County community of Cassatt, Holland, was a son of the late Eugene and Alberta Branham Holland. A graduate of Midway High School (1945), Holland entered the United States Army and was posted to the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. At the age of 18, Holland served with U.S. Forces occupying Japan at the conclusion of World War II. As part of his duties with the Judge Advocates Office, Holland developed a proficiency for speaking Japanese and served as a translator.

Upon his honorable discharge from the military in 1948, Holland reentered the University of South Carolina and, under a combined program of undergraduate and law school studies then available, earned a law degree in 1951.

While concluding his studies at USC, Holland sought election to the South Carolina House of Representatives for Kershaw County. His election in 1950, at age 21, began over one-half century of continuous public service under 11 governors. Holland’s six terms in the House of Representatives were followed by five years of service on the State Highway Commission and 35 years of service in the South Carolina Senate.

At the time of his death, Holland was the longest-serving lawmaker in South Carolina. In South Carolina’s post-colonial history, only three persons have provided more years of combined House and Senate service than Holland. In 1999, Holland was honored by the National Conference of State Legislators for having a tenure of service placing him among the 10 most senior legislators in the country.

His long tenure was one of remarkable accomplishment. In addition to chairing the Senate’s standing committees on Judiciary, General Laws, Corrections and Penology and Fish, Game and Forestry, Holland was the catalyzing force and chairman behind many of the body’s most influential study committees and special committees. In the 1970s and 1980s, Holland led the state’s efforts to reform and modernize its election laws and laws governing criminal prosecution and conviction. A champion of an effective and fair criminal justice system, Holland served as chairman of nearly all legislative conference committees, which produced significant legislation within the past 20 years in the areas of support of victims of violent crime, substantive criminal reform and drug interdiction.

As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995 until 2001, Holland devoted much of his energy and attention to children’s issues and domestic violence. In recognition of his efforts, the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network named Holland “The Outstanding Legislator of the Year for 1999-2000.”

In 1988, Holland, serving as chairman of the General Assembly’s Screening Committee for Candidates for the Public Service Commission, began a 15-year effort to reform the qualifications of public service commissioners. Within the most recent legislative session and working in the bipartisan manner with which he was most comfortable, Holland’s crusade for change in the Public Service Commission brought to the forefront legislation accomplishing significant reform. Holland also provided stable leadership to the Senate as chairman of its Redistricting Committee during the late 1980s and 1990s.

Of his accomplishments, Holland was most proud of his ability to serve his neighbors. His able service to the far-flung reaches of his geographically-large Senate district resulted in progress coming to areas where it was not a common visitor. Often recollecting the dire needs of South Carolinians during his boyhood, Holland stubbornly held to making sure that rural South Carolinians were not forgotten. His well-known devotion to these interests resulted in his having a statewide constituency. Holland was a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, the VFW, American Legion and Woodmen of the World. He was a 33rd degree Mason and a Shriner. Consistent with his abiding love of history, Holland was a member of the Kershaw County Historical Society and the South Carolinian Society, the repository for his personal and political papers.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Bell Holland; a daughter, Elizabeth Alberta “Lisa” Holland; two brothers Dr. Alton Holland and Carl Holland both of Camden; four sisters, Margaret Holland Ford, Maxine Holland Humphrey and Zulene Holland Dougherty all of Camden, and Sandra Holland Hatcher of Florence; and a number of other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ruby Gordon Holland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle and Advertizer (Cheraw, SC), October 9, 2003.

 

 

 

Melvin Lee Blackwell

Melvin Lee Blackwell, 80, of Prosperity, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, in the Dorn V.A. Medical Center, Columbia.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 from Whitaker Funeral Home, Newberry, with the Rev. Larry Deeter officiating. Burial followed in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, P.O. Box 906, Newberry, S.C. 29108.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Blackwell was a son of the late C.B. and Lillian Coy Newman Blackwell. He was a retired overseer of the Card Room at Newberry Mills. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of West End Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ila Hamilton Blackwell of the home; four daughters, Johnnie (Henry) Umphlet of Fayetteville, N.C., Neena (Gene) Saunders of Prosperity, Kathy (Roxy) Crawford and Joan (Henry) Pennington, all of Saluda; a sister, Irene Kennington of Cheraw; three brothers, Irvin Blackwell of Cheraw, C.B. Blackwell and William “Bill” Blackwell, both of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

Rufus Cole

Rufus “Tight Rope” Cole, 63, of Wallace, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003 at his home following an extended illness.

 

 

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 from Bethel United Methodist Church, Wallace.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Cole was a son of the late Hezekiah and Ruth Crowder Cole. He attended the pubic schools of Marlboro County and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sisters, Estelle Cole of the home, Linda Hamilton of Washington, D.C., and Elouise Galloway of Long Island, N.Y.; three brothers, James Cole of the home, and John Cole and Hezekiah Cole Jr. both of Washington; his companion, Sarah Robinson; three children, John Robinson, Cornelluis Robinson and Georgette Hughes; seven grand-children; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

Florrie Boan Corley

Florrie Boan Corley, 90, of Columbia, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Corley was the daughter of the late John Newberry Boan and Nancy Caroline Johnson Boan, and the wife of the late Harold Lee Corley. She and her late husband owned and operated The Mayflower Restaurant in Columbia for 37 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was a longtime supporter of the Easter Seals and Buck-A-Cup program.

Surviving are a brother, Harold W. Boan of Cheraw; nieces, nephews and goddaughter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

Otis Lawrence ‘Tom’ Freeman

Otis Lawrence “Tom” Freeman, 68, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Hazel Mixon and Milton Bradshaw officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Freeman was a son of the late Clarence Allen and Della Edwards Freeman, and the widower of Sybil Lloyd Freeman. He had retired from Calmaine Foods.

Surviving are a son, Pee Wee (Brenda) Freeman of Hartsville; two daughters, Patricia Ann Freeman (Sammy) Griggs of Hartsville, and Rhonda (Steve) Marshall of Hartsville; a stepson, James Arthur Wallace of Hartsville; a stepdaughter, Jeanette (Randy) Crowley of Hartsville; six sisters, Hattie Walters of Society Hill, Faye Howle of Society Hill, Linda Howle of Hartsville, Hallie McNatt of Bishopville, Doris Flury of Florence, and Nancy Dixon of Camden; four brothers, Delmas Freeman, Carroll Freeman and Ronnie Freeman all of Society Hill, and Clarence Freeman of Camden; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Billy Ray Wallace, and brothers, James Freeman and Rayford Freeman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

Clayton Bryan ‘Nub’ Gray Jr.

Clayton Bryan “Nub” Gray Jr., 77, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003 at Garden Manor Assisted Lining, Murrell’s Inlet.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in Eastview Cemetery, Wadesboro, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1229 Greenwood Cliff, Suite 109, Charlotte, N.C. 28204; or American Diabetes Association, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chapter, 1820 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

Born in Wadesboro, Mr. Gray was a son of the late Clayton Bryan Gray Sr. and Sue Pope Gray. After serving in the United States Navy following high school, he graduated from Pfeiffer Jr. College and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was employed with Hill Directory Co., of Richmond, Va. for a number of years and later worked for Cheraw Plywood Co.

Surviving are a son, Bryan (Rosemary) Gray of Georgetown; two grandchildren, Kelly Gray and Jackie Gray of Georgetown; and a sister, Anne Gilliam of Cary, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Don Lancaster.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

Walter L. Huntley

Walter L. Huntley, 68, of Pageland, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, Oct. 11 Gum Spring Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Huntley was a son of the late James and Ola G. Huntley Sr.

Surviving are three daughters, Sherby Blakeney, Wanda J. Williams and Sonja M. Huntley, all of Pageland; three sons, Juan Huntley of New Rochelle, N.Y., Kevin Huntley of Bronx, N.Y., and Darryl Huntley of Pageland; a sister, Muriel Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, Atwater Huntley and James Huntley Jr. both of Pageland, Dillon Huntley of Baltimore, Md., and Douglas Huntley of Pageland; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

Sarah Caddell Johnson

Sarah Caddell Johnson, 83, of Hartsville, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 from Tabernacle United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phillip Watry officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Tabernacle United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Willie and Fannie Smothers Caddell, and the widow of Corbett Johnson. She worked for Hartsville Cotton Mill for 17 years.

Surviving are a son, Lavern (Shirley) Johnson of Hartsville; two daughters, Alice J. (William) Hubbard of Darlington, Sheila J. (Charles) Jackson of Bishopville; four grandchildren, Tammy Gainey, Billy Hubbard Jr., Andy Hubbard and Mendy Johnson; and seven great-grandchildren, Blake Gainey, Brittany Gainey, Alexis Hubbard, Ashley Hubbard, Allison Hubbard, Allen Johnson and Daniel Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

Willie Johnson

Willie Johnson, 38, of McBee, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003 at his residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 from Antioch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Lee County, Mr. Johnson was a son of Mary Lee Johnson and the late Herbert Johnson. He was a graduate of Bishopville High School and was employed with A.O. Smith Company. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving are his mother, of Cassatt, his wife, LaShonda Phillips Johnson of the home; a daughter, Tu’Keyah Johnson of the home; two sons, Willie Lee Johnson Jr. and Ta’Quaan Johnson, both of the home; his stepfather, W.C. Ballard of Cassatt; brothers and sisters, William (Ollie) Johnson, James (Cora) Johnson, Nancy (Terry) Clea, Angre (Tony) Portee, Dorothy Johnson, Mary Ann Deas, Charles Ballard and Thomas (Traci) Johnson, all of Cassatt, and Larry (Chris) Johnson of Camden; and a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

Ernest J. Matheson Sr.

Ernest J. Matheson Sr., 91, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003 at Carolinas Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058; National Kidney Foundation, 5000 Thurmond Mall, Suite 106, Columbia, S.C. 29201; Faith Presbyterian Church, 900 State Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Matheson was a son of the late John Culpepper Matheson and Rosa Mae Tyson Matheson. He was a retired pharmacist and was a member of the South Carolina Pharmaceutical Association and the Pee Dee Pharmaceutical Association, as well as the Lions Club and Woodmen of the World.

Surviving are a son, Ernest J. “Bubba” (Jean) Matheson Jr. of Wagener; a daughter, Faye M. Griggs of Florence; seven grandchildren, John W. (Karen) Griggs of North Myrtle Beach, Tony (Nancy) Griggs of Cheraw, Jay Matheson of Cayce, Jeff (Laurieann) Matheson of Louisville, Ken., Judson Matheson of Pelion, Cynthia G. (Steve) Bass of Florence, and Verna G. (Jeff) Bumgarner of Salisbury, N.C.; eight great-grandchildren, Jamie Griggs of Cheraw, Ben Griggs of New Haven, Conn., Dustin Griggs of Cheraw, Cory Matheson of Wagener, Rebecca Bass of Columbia, Katie Bass and Will Bass of Florence, and Joshua Bumgarner of Salisbury; three sisters, Rosa Mae Craft and Clara Matheson of Cheraw, and Dorothy M. (Wilson) Brown of Columbia; and four brothers, Roy Matheson, Leslie Matheson and Jesse (Dock) Matheson all of Cheraw, and William (Frances) Matheson of Asheville, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eudell Mixon Matheson; a daughter, Verna Matheson Griggs; two brothers, David Matheson and Elliott Matheson; and a sister, Lillie Matheson Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

Minnie Lee Hiott Patrick

Minnie Lee Hiott Patrick, 84, of Walterboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003 in Roper Hospital, Charleston.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 from Black Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Kevin Hinton and Tommy Wise officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Black Creek Baptist Church, 1837 Edward Road, Walterboro, S.C. 29488.

Born in Colleton County, Mrs. Patrick was a daughter of the late Joseph Matthew Hiott and Jewell Irene Bowers Hiott, and was the widow of Joel Georgeilee Patrick Sr. She was a retired seamstress with School Timer Frocks, Walterboro Dress, Country Miss and Vestra Industries. She was member of Black Creek Baptist Church, where she was actively involved in all activities until her health declined. She recently moved to Knightsville to live with her daughter and son-in-law and there united with First Baptist Church of Jedburg, Summerville.

Surviving are daughter, Jewell P. (Archie) Wiggins of Summerville; two sisters-in-law, Gladys P. Gaskins of Chesterfield, and Eva Mae Hiott of Walterboro; five grandchildren, Felicia Wilson, Joel G. Patrick III, LaWanna Wise, Rodney Patrick and Kimbery Kinard; three great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and a great-great-grand-child.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joel Georgeilee Patrick Jr. and a great-grandson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

Henry Marvin Perkins

Henry Marvin Perkins, 55, of Hartsville, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 from Pine Ridge Church of God of Prophecy with the Revs. Marvin Griggs, J.L. Dutton and Wilford Griggs officiating. Burial followed in New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves, Florence, S.C. 29506.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Perkins was a son of the late Henry Norman and Ruby Johnson Perkins. He was employed with A. O. Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Earline Odom Perkins of McBee; three sons, Wayne Perkins of Hartsville, Jason (Ann) Perkins of Chesterfield, and Stephen Perkins of Hartsville; four brothers, James Perkins of Dahlonega, Ga., Williams Perkins of Dawsonville, Ga., and Melvin Perkins and Ronald Perkins, both of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

 

Virginia Lancaster Rivers

Virginia Lancaster Rivers, 86, of The Methodist Oaks, Orangeburg and formerly of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 from the Nancy Freeman Stringer Chapel of The Methodist Oaks in Orangeburg.

Memorials may be made to The Methodist Oaks, 1000 Live Oak Drive, Orangeburg, S.C. 29116; First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Providence United Methodist Church, 4821 Old State Road, Holly Hill, S.C. 29059-9157.

Born in Orangeburg County, Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of Hattie Virginia Shuler Lancaster and Walter Clayton Lancaster, and was the widow of H. Iredell Rivers. Orphaned by the flu epidemic of 1918-19, Mrs. Rivers became the foster daughter of Alma Junelle Kizer Shuler and Clinton Maxwell Shuler. She attended Providence High School and graduated from Winthrop College in 1937. She was a teacher and librarian in South Carolina public schools for 30 years. After teaching English and French in Angelus, Bowman, and Cheraw, she spent the last years of her career as librarian at Cheraw High School.

Surviving are a daughter, Janelle Laney Rivers of Columbia; a son, Harry I. (Annette) Rivers Jr. of Pickens; and four grandchildren, Bryan Laney of Columbia, Rebecca Laney of Mt. Pleasant, and Carolyn Rivers and Elizabeth Rivers of Pickens.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Palmer T. Lancaster of Providence.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

Johnny Wilson Rushing

Johnny Wilson Rushing, 84, of Lancaster, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 from Hartley Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Rushing was a son of Henry and Wincie Pierce Rushing.

Surviving are his wife, Rosetta Smith Rushing; children, James Rushing, Janice Hinson and Sheila Thompson; three sisters, Callie Mizelle, Violet Hargett and Mary Lingle; five grandchildren; and four great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 16, 2003.

 

Lois Steen Brock

Lois Steen Brock, 64, of Clio died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel in Chesterfield. Burial followed in Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Brock was a daughter of the late Sandy and Maude Steen. She was a retired textile employee and attended East Dillon Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Tim (Debbie) Brock of Dillon and Tommy Brock of Clio; three daughters, Nancy Brock of Dillon, Lisa Brock of Clio and Janet (Richard) Lee of Jefferson; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Brock was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Brock; a brother, Grover Steen; and a sister, Elese Jordan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 23, 2003.

 

Mattie Tucker Howle

Mattie Tucker “Sis” Howle, 96, of Society Hill died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 from Society Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the Linton-Tucker Family Cemetery in Society Hill.

Born in Society Hill, Mrs. Howle was a daughter of the late Henry Patrick and Charlotte Elizabeth Linton Tucker. She was a member of Society Hill Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Howle liked to work in her garden.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry Byrd Howle; four brothers, S.L. Tucker, Aaron Tucker, Gary Tucker and Wilson Tucker; and one sister, Charlotte T. Chapman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 23, 2003.

 

Myra Brock Joplin

Myra Brock “Susie” Joplin, 61, of Ruby died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 from Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Joplin was a daughter of the late Samuel Wilson and Vermelle Rivers Brock. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, William Leverne Joplin of the home; one son, Scott Joplin of Ruby; three brothers, Harold Brock, David Brock and Ricky Brock, all of Cheraw; and six sisters, Loretta Burton of Wilmington, N.C., Brenda Rollings of Darlington, Celia Johnson, Judy Gulledge, Sheila Brock and Pam Lee, all of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Spencer Joplin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 23, 2003.

 

Loretta Hinson Robinson

Loretta Hinson Robinson, 55, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 19 from the Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Robinson was a daughter of the late George W. Hinson and Rosezinner Powe Hinson Ratcliff. She was married to the late Samuel Ray Robinson.

Surviving are three daughters, Maretta J. Robinson of Cheraw, Kurstin R. Bridges of Philadelphia and Dionne C. Robinson of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sons, Samuel B. Robinson of Harrisburg, Pa., Timothy E. Robinson of Lancaster and Lacy O. Robinson of Spartanburg; 10 grandchildren; three sisters, Georgiana Hinson of Cheraw, Roseana H. Bell of Philadelphia, Pa. and Margie H. Watson of Thomasville, N.C.; three brothers, Walter S. Hinson and Richard Hinson of Cheraw, and Tony O. Hinson of Gastonia, N.C.; nieces; nephews; and other friends and relatives.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 23, 2003.

 

Thomas Alex Scott

Thomas Alex Scott, 55, of Cheraw died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. from Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in St. John Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Scott was a son of the late Alex Harley and Lois Muriel Stanley Scott. He was a retired employee of INA USA and was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Scott was a member of Westside Baptist Church and was a member of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge No. 15.

Surviving are his wife, Sandy Lisenby Scott; one son, Thomas Alex “Scotty” Scott II of Cheraw; three brothers, Richard Scott of Patrick, Jimmy Scott of North Wilkesboro, N.C., and Kenny Scott of Chesterfield; and two sisters, Betty Jo McRoy of Laurel Hill, N.C. and Joyce Pritchard of McBee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 23, 2003.

 

 

 

Addie Crawford Blackmon

Addie Crawford Blackmon, 90, died Oct. 13, 2003, at a nursing home in Charlotte, N.C.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 from Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Chesterfield. Burial was in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Blackmon was born July 13, 1913, in Pageland. She was a daughter of the late Ed Crawford and Josephine Melton Crawford. She was a member of Davidson Grove Baptist Church, where she served in numerous capacities. Her husband, the late Joseph Blackmon, was a deacon in the church.

Mrs. Blackmon is survived by a daughter, Novel Jean Evans of Charlotte; a son, Willie Blackmon of Chesterfield; a brother, Lemuel (Jeanette) Crawford of Chesterfield; one sister, Gloria Jean Lockhart; two grandchildren, Addie Jacquelin Blackmon of Washington, D.C., and Tearance Evans of Charlotte; one great-granddaughter, Lakeia Barrino; four sisters-in-law, Nancey Murphy Cotton, Maudia Mae Blackmon, Nellie Walton and Olivia Hinson; two brothers-in-law, David Blackmon and Vester Blackmon; one niece; two nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 23, 2003.

 

Gwendolyn Kemper Malloy

Gwendolyn Kemper Malloy, 41, died Oct. 14, 2003, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 from Robinson AME Zion Church in Cheraw. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born Oct. 8, 1952 in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Malloy was a daughter of the late William Roland Kemper and Delores Kemper. She grew up in Cheraw and graduated from Cheraw High School in 1972.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph N. Malloy Sr., of Cheraw; a son, Mark A. Watson, of Cheraw; a daughter, Gwendolyn D. Watson, of Cheraw; two stepsons, Joseph N. Malloy Jr. of Cheraw and Michael Malloy of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Quinta and Jaleelyha Brown and Marc Watson Jr.; a grandfather, Carzell Chapman of Cheraw; two brothers, Jerry (Gloria) Robinson of Maxton, N.C., and Anthony Price of Brooklyn; three sisters, Gloria (Johnny) Drake, Debrah (Charlie) Brown of Cheraw and Brenda (Eugene) Parks of Florence; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Pearl Chapman; a granddaughter, Jazlynn Brown; an aunt, Yvonne Price; and a husband, Thomas James Watson Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home in Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 23, 2003.

 

Martha McLain Ogden Barnard

Martha McLain Ogden Barnard, 85, of Cheraw, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 from Zoar United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Sallie Short, 708 Orchard Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Johnson City, Tenn., Mrs. Barnard was a daughter of the late James Ira and Geneva Brooks Daniels McLain. She was a homemaker and former member and president of the Chesterfield Senior Citizens Club and was a former member and president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Lay Speaker, and member of the UMW, of which she had served as an officer on the state level. She enjoyed cooking and baking and catered many weddings and parties.

Surviving are a son, Jon P. Ogden of Franklin, Tenn.; a daughter, Deborah B. (Tom) Foote of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, Megan E. Foote of Alexandria, Va., and Adam J. Foote of Charlotte, N.C.; and four sisters, Patricia Dees of Rockingham, N.C., Iris “Deanie” Neal of Georgetown, Lillian Hoffman of Minneapolis, Minn., and Ruth Eddins of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Elijah English Demby

Elijah English Demby, 5, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 from Zoar United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. David’s School, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Ace & T.J. Grin Kids, P.O. Box 37192, Charlotte, N.C. 28237 (charity for terminally ill and handicapped children).

Born in Florence, Master Demby was a son of Jennifer Alisha Demby and the late Michael Lynn Walden. He was a kindergarten student at St. David’s School and was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his mother of the home; grandparents, Everett E. and Annelle F. Demby of Chesterfield, and Kenneth and Mattie G. Thomas of Patrick; a great-grandmother, Sue H. McManus of Cheraw; an uncle, Everett Eugene “EE” (Krista “KK”) Demby II of Conway; and two aunts, Tammy Davis of Cheraw, and Kathy Campbell of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

 

Bertha Hunter Douglas

Bertha Hunter Douglas, 82, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 in High Point, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 from First Southern Methodist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive #999, Charlotte, N.C. 28125-3220.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Douglas was a daughter of the late John Bunyan and Lillie Belle Grant Hunter. She was an artist and loved art and poetry. Mrs. Douglas had a

passion for genealogy and spent many hours combing through microfiche and old papers to retrieve information about her family.

Surviving are two sons, Orland Palmer Douglas of Sacramento, Cal., and John Harris Douglas of James Island; a daughter, Nina Douglas Phaup of High Point; five grandchildren, Elisheva Douglas, Benjamin Douglas, Patrick Phaup, John Phaup and Katherine Phaup; and two sisters, Christine H. Douglas of Pageland, and Lillian H. Caulder of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Theodore Hunter and Jule Hunter; and two sisters, Novella H. Kelly and Vendelia H. White.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Annie Marie Gill

Annie Marie Gill, of Newberry, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 from Miller Chapel AME Church. Burial followed in Werts Cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Ms. Gill was a daughter of Ayie and Anna Johnson. She was a retired teacher and member of OES and Rosette’s Bridge Club.

Surviving are two sons, Hiawatha Johnson and Clifford Gill; a brother, Ayie Johnson Jr.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to F.B. Pratt & Son Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

 

Gladys Sweatt Hatcher

Gladys Sweatt Hatcher, of Wallace, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at Chester-field General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 from Faith Fellowship Church, Wallace. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

Born in Morven, N.C., Mrs. Hatcher was a daughter of N.L.B. Sweatt and Eulah Ellis Sweatt and the widow of Foster Hatcher. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Faith Fellowship Church.

Surviving are a son, Charles F. Hatcher of Wallace; two daughters, Cathy H. Craven of Wallace, and Sandra H. Lisenby of Bennettsville; 14 grand-children; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren

Mrs. Hatcher was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Hatcher; a daughter, Dorothy Thompson Boatwright; two grandsons, Chris Hatcher and Jimmy Hatcher; two brothers, Leonard “Tom” Sweatt and Emerson Sweatt; and two sisters, Lillian Lee and Sara Margaret “Joe Buddy” Brock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Leon J. ‘Bill’ Hendrix

Leon J. “Bill” Hendrix, 93, of Lexington, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 from Lexington United Methodist Church with the Revs. Richard Knight, John Ropp and Miyoung Paik officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Memorial Cemetery. Great-nieces and -nephews served as honorary pallbearers and there was a reserved section for former students, faculty members and board members.

Memorials may be made to the Lexington United Methodist Church Building Fund, 309 E. Main St., Lexington, S.C. 29072; or Hendrix Student Center Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, S.C. 29633.

Born in Lexington Mr. Hendrix was a son of the late Samuel Edwin and Annie Rawl Hendrix. He was a graduate of Lexington High School, Newberry College and earned a master’s from the University of South Carolina. He was an avid Clemson supporter. During World War II, Mr. Hendrix, a lieutenant in the Navy, served in the American, Atlantic and Pacific Theatres.

Mr. Hendrix spent 40 years in the schools of South Carolina. He began his career teaching and coaching basketball. As a school superintendent, he and his family lived in Denmark, Marion County, McBee, Ridgeland and Chesterfield. He was active in civic and church. He had a very active Boy Scout troop in Marion County, was president of the Chamber of Commerce in Ridgeland and Chesterfield, president, then secretary of the Civitan Club, president of the Teachers Association in several counties, on the Mental Health Board in Ridgeland and Chesterfield, chairman of the Beautification committee, and member of the Library Building Committee in Chesterfield. He also taught Sunday School and was on the church board at Lexington United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Carolyn Orahood Hendrix; two sons, Leon James “Bill” (Pam) Hendrix Jr. of Kiawah Island, Guy (Lisa) Hendrix of Rock Hill; six grandchildren, Jill Hendrix of Berlin, Germany, Joy Hendrix of Charleston, Holly and Mike Cirrito of San Francisco, Jim and Elizabeth Hendrix of Asheville, N.C., Emory Hendrix Jr., of Clemson and Mary Kathleen Hendrix of Rock Hill; a great-grandson, Will Cirrito of San Francisco; brothers, Jack (Betty) Hendrix and Ernest (Alda) Rae Hendrix of Lexington; a sister, Margaret Fortner of Greenville; a sister-in-law, Jean Case Hendrix of Lexington; a brother-in-law, Emory Guy (Carolyn) Orahood of Atlanta; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Lexington Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Pearline Therrell Hurst

Pearline Therrell Hurst, 90, of Chesterfield, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 from Oakland Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Hurst was a daughter of the late Lewis M. and Lillie Baker Therrell and the widow of Robert W. Hurst. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Hurst and Pete Hurst of Chesterfield; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

 

 

Virginia King Jordan

Virginia King Jordan, 77, of Jefferson, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, 28 from Sutton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Crossroads Baptist Cemetery.

Born in Union, Mrs. Jordan was a widow of Sanford Jordan. She had retired from Chesterfield Yarn Mills.

Surviving are children, James King, Thomas, Harold, Charles, Jimmy Jordan, Marie Hinson and Susie Eason; and siblings, Rayford King, Mary Jackson and Lucy Boone.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Woodrow Cleveland Leaird Sr.

Woodrow Cleveland Leaird Sr., 85, of Camden, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003.

A cryptside service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Joe Stines officiating.

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

Born in White’s Store, N.C., Mr. Leaird was a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Ida Tucker Leaird. He had retired from DuPont and served in the U.S. Navy before World War II. He re-enlisted in the Seabees during World War II and was stationed in the Solomon Islands.

Surviving are his wife, Sudie Vick Leaird; a daughter, Vicki L. Bostick of Murrells Inlet; a son, Woodrow C.

 

Leaird Jr. of Camden; a sister, Helen Sellers of Chesterfield; five grand-children; and three great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Louise McDonald Mickleberry

Louise McDonald Mickleberry, 80, of Cheraw, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 from First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

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

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Mickleberry was a daughter of Angus McDonald and Grace Bradshaw McDonald. She was secretary/treasurer of First Federal Savings and Loan, and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw.

Surviving are her husband, Ernest Theodore “Ted” Mickleberry of the home; a son, Brian J. (Carolyn) Mickleberry of Cheraw; a daughter, Nancy L. Mickleberry of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Margaret Burn of Des Moines, Iowa; and three grandchildren, Jena Mickleberry, Jordan Mickleberry and Jessica Mickleberry, all of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

 

Cleveland Lee O’Neil Jr.

Cleveland Lee O’Neil Jr., 38, of Cheraw, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 from Morning Star Baptist Church, Patrick. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. O’Neil was a son of Patricia Purnell and the late Cleveland O’Neil Sr. He was educated in Marlboro County schools and was a member of New Zion AME Zion Church, Clio. He was a member of Joppa Lodge #30 and was employed with Sterling Transport, Vass, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Rita Marshall O’Neil of the home; two sons, David Little of Cheraw, and Brandon O’Neil of New York; a daughter, Krista D. Little of Cheraw; his mother of Clio; his father- and mother-in-law, Hildred (Geraldine) Marshall of Patrick; two brothers, Richard O’Neil and Robert (Jenette) O’Neil; five sisters, Deborah (Robert) McCrimmon, Priscilla (Clifton) Moody, Racquel (Weyman) Covington, Mollie (Andrew) O’Neil and Necole (Derrick) Hubbard; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

Nora Lee Grooms Outlaw

Nora Lee Grooms Outlaw, 73, of Camden, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Quaker Cemetery with the Revs. Everett Reconnu and Charles Roark officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of SC, Memorials and Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Outlaw was a daughter of the late William and Lelia Brown Grooms and the widow of James Wesley Outlaw Sr. She was a retired employee of Camden Food Shop and a member of Wateree Baptist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Patricia O. Corbett and Sylvia Melton, both of Camden, Lynda Theobald of Coca, Fla., and Dawn Santos of Virginia City, Nev.; two sons, James Wesley Outlaw Jr. of Glendora, Calif., and Joseph S. Outlaw of Camden; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; four sisters, Lelois Harris of Lexington, Leila Vaughn of Lugoff, Ann Price of Camden and Louise Hyatt of Lucknow; and two brothers, Paul Grooms of Elgin and Don Grooms of Camden.

She was preceded in death by a grandson and three brothers.

Arrangements were entrust to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Joe Mack Player

Joe Mack Player, 54, of Patrick, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 from Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Player was a son of Sherman and Viola Starling Player. Surviving are his wife, Irene Gainey Player; two children, Joe Player and Dawn Taylor; five siblings, Lois Weatherford, Martha Bryant, Roger, Rodney, Wayne, Michael, Harold Player; and grandsons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral

Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Sarah Jane Ragan

Sarah Jane Ragan, 88, of Portsmouth, Va., died Friday, Oct.17, 2003, in a Chesapeake hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mrs. Ragan was married to the late Clifford R. Ragan. She had retired from Crawford House Furniture as an interior decorator and was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Surviving are two sons, David M. (Anna) Ragan of Virginia Beach, Va., and Stephen D. Ragan of Portsmouth; three sisters, Grace Luck of Portsmouth, Dottie Watkins of Florence, and Jackie Jones of Hartsville; two brothers, Gene Petty of Hartsville, and James Petty of Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren, Heather Clohessy, Ashly Ragan, Denise Eardley, Cyndi Gallego and Baby Boy Ragan; and two great-grandchildren, Zoee Gallego and Mateo Gallego.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sturtevant Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Albert ‘Al’ J. Samra Jr.

Albert “Al” J. Samra Jr., 61, of Columbia, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.

 

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia with the Rev. Otis Lee officiating. Burial followed in Celestial Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tenn. 38101.

Born in Patterson, N.J., Mr. Samra was a son of the late Albert John Sr. and Emily Harraka Samra. Formerly of Cheraw, he had been a resident of Columbia since 1979. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War. He was retired from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Samra of Columbia; a stepdaughter, Rhonda Parker of Lugoff; two sons, Frank Samra and Joey Samra; two daughters, Beth and Cindy; a sister, Doris Melton of Ruby; and grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Liz Neeley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Elizabeth Odell Teal

Elizabeth Odell Teal, 78, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Miss Teal was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Bessie Lee Teal. She was retired employee of Bo-Buck Mills and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Thomas E. ” Tom” Teal of Cheraw; four sisters-in-law, Ella Teal, Temple Bell Teal and Ethel Teal all of Cheraw, and Virginia Teal of Tennessee; and a number nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Ferris Teal, Leroy Teal, John Robert Teal, Eugene Teal, George Teal and Harvey Teal; and five sisters, Eva Teal, Minnie Bell Teal, Dollie Brock, Eliza Williams and Mattie Lampley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Michael Lynn Walden

Michael Lynn Walden, 31, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 from Zoar United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. David’s School, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Ace & T.J. Grin Kids, P.O. Box 37192, Charlotte, N.C. 28237 (charity for terminally ill and handicapped children).

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Walden was a son of Mattie Griggs Thomas and Jack Walden. He attended Francis Marion University and was an employee of INA USA. Mr. Walden attended Zoar United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jennifer Demby of the home; his parents, Mattie and Kenneth Thomas of Patrick, and Jack and Shirley Walden of Camden; a grandmother, Sue H. McManus of Cheraw; three brothers, Alan Neal Walden of Florence, Hal Thomas of Patrick, Butch Thomas of Cheraw, and Jody Watts of Charlotte; two aunts, Jean (Carl) Wissinger of Charlotte, N.C., and Norma Cobb of Cheraw; an uncle, Ray (Debbie) McManus of Cheraw; his father- and mother-in-law, Everett and Annelle Demby of Chesterfield; a brother-in-law, Everett Eugene (Krista “KK”) Demby II of Conway; and two sisters-in-law, Tammy Davis of Cheraw, and Kathy Campbell of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by a son, Elijah English Demby, and grandparents, W.S. McManus and Jasper and Ruby Walden.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), October 30, 2003.

 

Addie Crawford Blackmon

Addie Crawford Blackmon, 90, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at a nursing home in Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 from Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Chester-field. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Blackmon was a daughter of the late Ed Crawford and Josephine Melton Crawford. She was a member of Davidson Grove Baptist church where she served in numerous capacities. Her husband, the late Joseph Blackmon, was a deacon in the church.

Surviving are a daughter, Novel Jean Evans of Charlotte; a son, Willie Blackmon of Chesterfield; a brother, Lemuel (Jeanette) Crawford of Chesterfield; a sister, Gloria Jean Lockhart; two grandchildren, Addie Jacquelin Blackmon of Washington, D.C., and Tearance Evans of Charlotte; a great-great-granddaughter, Lakeia Barrino; four sisters-in-law, Nancey Murphy Cotton, Maudia Mae Blackmon, Nellie Walton and Olivia Hinson; two brothers-in-law, David Blackmon and Vester Blackmon; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

Baxter Boone

Baxter Boone, 91, of Winnsboro, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, from Stephen Greene Baptist Church with the Rev. James P. Blackwelder officiating. Burial followed in Royal Pines Memorial Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Boone was a son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Johnson Boone. He had retired from Uniroyal, Inc., and was a member of Stephen Greene Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for more than 25 years and was a member of the Men’s Bible Class. He was a member of Winnsboro Masonic Lodge #11 A.F.M.

Surviving are his wife, Allie Smith Boone; a son, Kenneth Boone of Kannapolis, N.C.; a daughter, Audine Bergman of Ocala, Fla.; five grand-children; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pope Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

Anne Cauthen Ellis

Anne Cauthen Ellis, 76, of Kingstree, widow of Jefferson P. Ellis, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 in a Columbia hospital. She was 76.

A funeral service was held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 from Kingstree United Methodist Church. Burial followed at 4:30 p.m. in Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree United Methodist Church or Epworth Children’s Home.

Born in Columbia, Mrs. Ellis was a daughter of Minor C. Cauthen and Edna McLean Cauthen, and the widow of Jefferson P. Ellis. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and had worked for the Celanese Corporation and Bowaters Carolina Corporation. She had retired from Williamsburg Technical College in 1989 as vice president of business affairs. Mrs. Ellis was a member of Kingstree United Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher for more than 20 years.

Surviving are a sister, Gertrude C. Dennis of Lancaster; a brother, Minor F. Cauthen of Columbia; six nieces and nephews, Laura Anne (Paul) Godwin of Cheraw, Raymond L. (Judy) Dennis Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., David McClean (Laura) Dennis of Gig Harbor, Wash., Mark Cauthen of Columbia, David Cauthen of Rock Hill, and John Cauthen of Greenville; and six grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Paul Godwin Jr. of Rock Hill, Anne Elizabeth Godwin and Laura Katherine Godwin of Cheraw, Emily Dennis of Charlotte, and Natalie Kate Dennis and Lindsey Grace Dennis of Gig Harbor, Wash.

Arrangements were entrusted to Williamsburg Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

William H. ‘Bill’ Goude

William H. “Bill” Goude, 69, of Columbia, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 at Lexington Medical Center, Lexington.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 6 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 128 Stone Mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210; or The American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Born in Cordova, N.C., Mr. Goude was a son of David P. Goude and Bessie Graham Goude. He served for eight years in the National Guard and was retired form Hampton Automotive in Columbia.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Hyatt Goude of Columbia; three daughters, Lauren Goude Sawyer of Mt. Pleasant, Ruth Goude Flynn of Lewisville, N.C., and Ann Goude Prescott of Newburg, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Meredith Sawyer, Scott Sawyer, Patrick Flynn, Jonathan Flynn, Catherine Flynn, Porter Flynn, Bailey Prescott and Blake Prescott; a sister, Dora Lisenby of Cheraw; two brothers, the Rev. Ray P. Goude of Gloucester, Va., and Manteo, N.C., and Franklin Goude of Bennettsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003

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Dorothy Clark Lee

Dorothy Clark Lee, 84, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 from Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Lee was a daughter of William and Ella Johnson Clark, and was the widow of George Lee. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Randy Lee and Bill Lee; a sister, Ester Gaddy; and three grandchildren, Jeffery Lee, Samuel Lee and Brittany Lee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

Pretty McFarlan

Pretty McFarlan, 87, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at Wilson Medical Center, Darlington.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 from Drucilla AME Zion Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Ms. McFarlan was a daughter of the late Archie and Mary McQueen McFarlan. She was a member of Teals Chapel Baptist Church where she served until her death.

Surviving are a sister, Catherine McFarlan of Cheraw; a niece, Agnes McFarlan of Chesterfield; two great-nieces, Connie (Jim) Nicholson of Grovetown, Ga., and Sara McNeal of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

Mary Elizabeth Freeman Method

Mary Elizabeth Freeman Method, 71, of Cheraw, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Rev. M.F. Harrington officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

A daughter of the late John and Lucille Freeman, Mrs. Method grew up in Cheraw and attended Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. She moved to Alexandria, Va., and attended Ebenezer Baptist Church. She retired from the Boy’s School in Alexandria, but worked until her death. She was married to the late Buddy Method.

Surviving are five brothers, Jonah Freeman, Dan Robert Freeman and Jimmy Lee Freeman, all of Alexandria, and James Freeman and the Rev. B.W. Freeman both of Cheraw; two aunts, Leola Jefferson of Augusta, Ga., and Rubie Reid of Charlotte; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

Frank Miller

Frank Miller, 87, of Cheraw, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 from Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30329.

Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mr. Miller was a son of the late Frank and Belle Hawley Miller. He was a World War II veteran and member of Cheraw Church of God. Mr. Miller was retired from the Dutchess County, N.Y., Highway Department with 20-plus years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Clara Miller of Cheraw; two sons, Paul Miller of Cheraw, and Frankie Miller of High Park, N.Y.; a brother, Albert Miller of Poughkeepsie; a sister, Jackie

Crochran of Kingsman, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sadie Alice Miller.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

Benjamin F. Murvin Jr.

Benjamin F. Murvin Jr., 74, of Orangeburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, in Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at noon Monday, Nov. 3 from New Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerome Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Belleville Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Murvin was a son of the late Benjamin F. Murvin Sr. and Geneva R. Murvin. He attended Chesterfield public schools and received his B.S. and M.Ed. from S.C. State University.

Surviving are his wife, Vera B. Murvin; two daughters, Cheryl M. Brownlee and Veronica L. Murvin; two grandsons, Jermaine F. Brownlee and Justin M. Brown, all of Orangeburg; a brother, Lonnie B. Murvin; and two sisters, Sadie M. Murvin of Chesterfield, and Sarah M. Lee of St. Stephens.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bythewood Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

Charles Ira ‘Chuck’ Pierce Jr.

Charles Ira “Chuck” Pierce Jr., 44, of Cheraw, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 from Norton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The American Red Cross, Chesterfield County Chapter, P.O. Box 269, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Pierce was a son of Charles Ira Pierce Sr. and Lois Allen Pierce. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College.

Surviving are a brother, Allen Pierce of Cheraw; a sister, Jan Haines of Hamlet, N.C.; a niece, Brea Pierce; and a nephew, Charles Hilton Haines.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

Dollie Mae Bostic Pratt

Dollie Mae Bostic Pratt, 53, of Bennettsville, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 from Bethel United Methodist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Pratt was a daughter of Lula Mae J. Bostic and the late James E. Bostic Sr. She attended Kollock Elementary School and Eastside High School and worked for many years with the Chesterfield-Marlboro EOC. In 1992 she began working at Evans Correctional Institution as a correctional officer and classification caseworker until her health failed. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and was married to Walter B. Pratt.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Tabarus James of Misawa AB, Japan; three daughters, Ascho James of Columbia, Natasha C.P. (Derek) Sprattling of Clio, and Ratria Pratt-Johnson of Millsboro, Del.; her mother of Wallace; five grandchildren, Walter B. Pratt III of the home, Christopher Pratt-Dease and Jaylan Hill of Millsboro, and Tashana Sprattling and Andrea Sprattling of Clio; six brothers, James Edward (Edie) Bostic of Atlanta, Ga., William Bostic of Cheraw, Phillip (Vanessa) Bostic of Suffolk, Va., Gerald (Beverly) Bostic of Newport News, Va., Lawrence Scott (Barbara) of Vineland, N.J., and Todd Coit (Minuette) of Hartsville; six sisters, Sarita B. Gingham, Barbara Ann Bostic and Cossandra B. Lemon of Wallace, Lula B. (Phillip) Jones of Columbia, Ella (Walter) Harry of Plainfield, N.J., and Gloria Jean Coit of Cheraw; a grandson, Maurice Johnson; and numerous other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

Margaret Faulkenberry Ray

Margaret Faulkenberry Ray, 85, of Kershaw, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 from Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, Pew Bible Rack Fund, 5236 Lockhart Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067; or Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, Race Car Fund, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648.

Born in Lancaster, Mrs. Ray was a daughter of the late Joseph Lester and Dida Matidle Bowers Faulkenberry, and the widow of Lewis L. Ray Sr. She was retired from Springs Industries after 35 years of service.

Surviving are a son, Lewis Lee (Linda Schlgelmilch) Ray Jr. of Midland, Va.; three daughters, Joan (Furman) Young and Judy (Bob) Sims, both of Kershaw, and Kitt (Larry) Lisenby of Chesterfield; a brother, J.L. Faulkenberry Jr. of Kershaw; seven grandchildren, Dana Jones and Ashli Young of Kershaw, Tina (Danny) White of Lugoff, Tammi (Dan) Campbell of Columbia, Lori (Robert) Bradshaw of Gloucester, Mass., Rebecca (Matthew) Barnes of Virginia Beach, Va., and Lewis L. Ray III of Philadelphia, Pa.; eight great-grandchildren, Michael Jones, Megan Jones and Nathaniel Jones of Kershaw, Reid Bradshaw and Sarah Bradshaw of Gloucester, Gabriel Barnes of Virginia Beach, Va., Craig Ray and Lewis L. Ray IV of Philadelphia, Pa.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Ray; a grandson, Dennis Lee Ray; two sisters, Elsie Sims of Laurens, and Eloise Waters of Kershaw; and a brother, Elbert Faulkenberry of Hickory, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 6, 2003.

 

Bobby Lee Adams

Bobby Lee Adams, 63, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Adams was a son of Jasper Adams and the late Julia Arie Eddins Adams. He was a retired employee of Weller and a former instructor with CMTC (Now NETC). Mr. Adams was a United States Navy veteran and member of David’s Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Lang Adams of the home; two sons, Barry Adams and Brent Adams of Chesterfield; his father of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Rebecca Lee Adams, Baron Lain Adams and Bailey Ryan Adams; two brothers, Tim Adams and Larry Adams of Chesterfield; and two sisters, Betty A. Jordan and Faye A. Funderburk of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jasper Adams Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

 

Grace Brower Chavis

Grace Brower Chavis, 95, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003 at Cheraw Healthcare.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 from Norton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park, Wadesboro, N.C.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cheraw, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Chavis was a daughter of James Marshall Brower and Annie Elizabeth Tice Brower. She was the widow of William Thomas Chavis.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Betty (Warren) Surratte of Cheraw; a grandson, Tony (Lisa) Chavis of Rock Hill; and three great-grandchildren, Kendall Chavis, Kyle Chavis of Rock Hill, and Courtney Surratte of Florence.

She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Edward Chavis.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

 

Frances B. Clark

Frances B. Clark, 75, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 in Mt. Elon Baptist Church Cemetery, Hopkins, with Dr. Donald West officiating.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of the late Willie W. and Rosa Faye Horne Brown, and the widow of Harold L. Clark.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Alice Lee and Ruby Atkinson, both of West Columbia; a cousin, Ashleigh Brown of Irmo; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home arrangements. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

 

Coley Crowley

Coley “Gabby” Crowley, 54, of Hartsville, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 from Clyde Church of God with the Revs. Don Childers and Wallace Strickland officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Crowley was a son of the late Henry and Alma Cora Wilkerson Crowley. He was the owner of C&D Auto Sales, a member of the American Legion and he was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

 

Surviving are his wife, Debra Jean Catoe Crowley of Hartsville; a son, Christopher Bryan Crowley of Hartsville; four sisters, Linda Hayden, Margie Hall, Willene Rollings and Ruby Norwood, all of Hartsville; and two brothers, James Crowley of Hartsville, and Thomas Crowley of Rockingham, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mitchell Crowley, and a brother, Donald Dale Crowley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

 

Blanche Kinsey Evans DuPre’

Blanche Kinsey Evans DuPre’, 85, of Spartanburg, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 in Mount Pleasant.

A graveside funeral service was held at noon Monday, Oct. 13 in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw. A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 from The Episcopal Church of The Advent, Spartanburg.

Memorials may be made to Old St. David’s Cemetery, P.O. Box 1423, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Meal on Wheels, 419 E. Main St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302.

A daughter of Thomas Smith Evans and Mildred Kinsey Evans, Mrs. DuPre’ was a graduate of Winthrop College. She was a member of Episcopal Church of The Advent.

Surviving are her husband, Samuel Jervey DuPre’ of Spartanburg; two sons, Samuel Jervey DuPre’ III and Thomas Evans DuPre’ both of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Mildred DuPre’ Kitchell of Mount Pleasant; and three grandchildren, Anne Chalmers Kitchell, Thorne Michael Kitchell and Elizabeth Waring DuPre’, all of Mount Pleasant.

Arrangements were entrusted to J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

 

Darrell Wayne Fair

Darrell Wayne Fair, 31, of Ruby, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003 in Ruby.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Fair was a son of Henry and Gladys Hubbard Fair. He attended Chesterfield County public schools and was a 1991 graduate of Central High School. He was employed with Conbraco Industries, Inc., of Pageland.

Surviving are his parents of Ruby; a son, Dominic Jamal Fair of Monroe, N.C.; two sisters, Felicia Ann (Kenneth) Person of Chesterfield, and Kimberly Yvonne (Julius) Seegars of Jefferson; a brother, Travis Lamar Knotts of Monroe; two nephews, Deiontae Person and Demond Person both of Chesterfield; a niece, Daebreon Person of Chesterfield; a grandmother, Daisy L. Fair of Ruby; a great-grandmother, Jessie Burch of Mt. Croghan; his finance, Sheila Barnes of Chesterfield; and a host of other family and friends. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

 

Richard Oneal Hannah

Richard Oneal Hannah, 44, of Chesterfield, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hannah was a son of the late Charles Hannah Sr. and Louise Bittle Hannah. He served four years in the United States Army, and then was employed with Tucker Lumber Yard until his health failed.

Surviving are a daughter, Rhonda Burch of Chesterfield; his mother of Chesterfield; three sisters, Bonnie (Harvey Sr.) Cash, Shirley J. (Wayne) Martin, both of Chesterfield, and Betty Sue Short of Cheraw; three brothers, Charles (Mamie) Hannah Jr. and Gerald W. (Sarah) Hannah both of Chesterfield, and Casthederol (Elaine) Hannah of Cheraw; three aunts, Catherine Redden of Sarasota, Fla., Mary Louise B. (Bobby) Ingram of Cheraw, and Marvel Bittle of Chesterfield; three uncles, Willie Joe (Leana) Marshall of Baltimore, Mary., and James Bittle and Henry Bittle of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

 

Elijah ‘PeWee’ Harris

Elijah “PeWee” Harris, 52, of Florence, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 at his home after a short illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9 from Florence Baptist Temple. Burial followed in Darlington Memory Gardens.

A son of the late Frank and Mary Ellen Harris, Mr. Harris graduated from high school in 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio, and later attended school to become a certified nurse’s technician. Mr. Harris went on to become a minister and was founder and editor of “God Said It” publications, a monthly newsletter. He was a member of Florence Baptist Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Paulette Harris; two daughters, Stephanie (Tracy) Logan and Pfc. Sherri Jackson; a grandson, Job Tracy Logan; five

brothers, Lavelle (Vicky) Harris, Andre (Antoinette) Harris, Jackie Harris, Darnell (Lizzie) Harris and Glen Harris; three sisters, Joyce (Babe) Talley, Gloria Harris and Yvonne Harris; a special friend, Julia McDowell; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dilbert Harris, Franklin Harris and Kenneth Harris.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hines Funeral Home, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

 

Stuart H. Hunt

Stuart H. Hunt, 70, of Chesterfield and formerly of Lexington, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 from Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Hunt was a son of the late Cordy Daniel and Ethel Mae Thomas Hunt. He was a retired employee of Allied Chemical, a United States Army veteran and member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church. He was married to the late Margaret Caulder Hunt.

Surviving are a son, Timothy S. (Karen) Caulder of Chesterfield; a daughter, Debra Hunt (Edward) Lemacks of Columbia; three grandchildren, Lindsay Caulder, Hunter Caulder and Brandon Carn; and a brother, Dewey (Peggy) Hunt of Lexington.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen H. Hunt; three brothers, Paul Hunt, Thomas Hunt and John Hunt; and three sisters, Ruth Hunt Wood, Donnie Derrick and Lillian Green.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

 

J.D. Jones

J.D. Jones, 87, of Chesterfield, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Douglas Mill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Douglas Mill Baptist Church, 392 Hadley Rivers Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in the Douglas Mill area of Chesterfield County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Croft and Lana Melton Jones. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in pharmacy. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, having served in Japan. In 1946, Mr. Jones opened Jones Pharmacy and operated the drug store for over 35 years. He was a local politician and served as County Chairman of the Democratic Party for over 28 years. He served as County Commissioner and County Councilman for over 26 years. Mr. Jones was a member and former Deacon of Douglas Mill Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Don Jones of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Inez (Lou) Marinucci of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three nieces, Becky Morrow of Stow, Ohio, Louise Marinucci of Cuyahoga Falls, and Donna Boyar of Charlotte; and a sister-in-law, Leba D. Jones of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn Jones, Rembert Jones and Neal C. Jones Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

Juanita Blackwell Leach

Juanita Blackwell Leach, 95, of Florence, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 in Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9 in Mount Hope Cemetery with the Rev. William Malambri officiating.

Memorials may be made to Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29205.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Leach was a daughter of the late John Theodore and Katherine Miller Blackwell and the wife of the late Ernest Tinsley Leach. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, and she and her husband operated Leach’s Grocery for many years.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Theodore “Ted” T. Leach, and a brother, Harry Blackwell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cain Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

Joseph Valentine ‘Vallie’ Lowe

Joseph Valentine “Vallie” Lowe, 79, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7 from First United Methodist Church of Cheraw.

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

Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mr. Lowe was a son of Joseph Valentine Lowe and Belle Foye Carpenter. He was a graduate of Wadesboro High School where he was active in football, baseball and boxing. During World War II, he served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, he attended Pfeiffer Junior College and graduated from North Carolina State College in Raleigh, N.C.

Mr. Lowe was married to Rebecca Lowe, was a lifelong Methodist, and was a 43-year member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. At First United Methodist Mr. Lowe had taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. He worked for DuPont Corporation in Camden prior to coming to Cheraw where he operated Textile Piping Company. In his retirement, Mr. Lowe operated Blenheim Block Company and also worked with CHESCO.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Valentine (Libby) Lowe of Central, and Charles Patrick (Tammy) Lowe of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Alyce Lowe and Justin Lowe of Central; a brother, John Spencer (Margaret) Lowe of Wadesboro; and a sister, Foye Lowe Ray of Wadesboro.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

Morris Frank Mangum

Morris Frank Mangum, 83, of Pageland, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 from Galilee Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Mangum was a son of the late Walter Burgess and Frances “Fannie” Tadlock Mangum. He was a retired employee of Cone Mills and attended Galilee Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Myers Autry Mangum of the home; two sons, Charles (Barbara) Autry of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ronnie (Carolyn) Autry of Jefferson; a daughter, Sylvia Oliver of Jefferson; a brother, Wade Mangum of Albermarle, N.C.; a sister, English Derryberry of Texas; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and a caregiver, Faye Rushing.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lynn Mangum, John Mangum and Arthur “Red” Mangum; and three sisters, Altha Gibson, Sarah Mangum and Martha Melton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

Joel Dwight Morris

Joel Dwight Morris, 76, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Morris was a son of the late Columbus Bryte and Laura Adams Morris He was a retired insurance agent with Liberty Life Insurance Company and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Morris of Louisville, Ken., and Brian Morris of Hickory, N.C.; a daughter, Pamela M. Generous of Newton, N.C.; two brothers, Harold Morris of Frost Free, Fla., and Robert Morris of Gray Court, N.C.; two sisters, Julia M. Burch of Cheraw, and Lois M. Spears of Bennettsville; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

Thedio ‘Ted’ Nivens

Thedio “Ted” Nivens, 78, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 from Salem Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Arie Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Nivens was a son of the late Queen and Hattie Nivens. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army in 1944. He was employed with the Bud Company in Philadelphia, Penn., and later with the McKennley Drilling Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ruth Nivens; four sons, Dale (Barbara), Steven (Rochelle), Theodore (Robin) and David, all of Philadelphia; a daughter, Betty of South Carolina; three sisters, Aletha (James) Davis and Claresse (Harold) Scott of Chesterfield, and Hattie Jean Ford of Willingboro, N.J.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy; 36 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Wilbert and Ronald; three brothers, Buree, Dennis and Murray; and a brother-in-law, Wilbert Ford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

Doris Elaine Pack

Doris Elaine Pack, 57, of Cheraw, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003 at North Arundel Hospital, Glen Burnie, Md.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hills Memorial Gardens.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Pack was a daughter of Willie S. Hughes and the late Israel Hughes Sr. She attended the public schools of Cheraw, earned a BA from Fayetteville State University and did graduate studies at Loyola College. She was a retired business education teacher at North East High School, Pasadena, Md. She was a member of Full Gospel Emancipation Life Center.

Surviving are her mother; her husband of 25 years, Claude Pack; two sons, Christian Pack and Jason Pack; nine sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

Bobby Ray Quick

Bobby Ray Quick, 67, of Sumter, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 at Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 from the Chapel of Elmore-Cannon-Stephens funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Driggers officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Rockingham, N.C., Mr. Quick was a son of the late Monroe Quick and the late Lula Hewitt Quick of Cheraw. He was a paint contractor and owner of Quick’s Construction. He was a United States Air Force veteran and member of the DAV.

Surviving are three daughters, Debbie (Garrett) Morris, Tammy (Jim) Carter and Amanda Quick all of Cheraw; three granddaughters, Brook Morris, Misty Riggan and Amber Quick all of Cheraw; four grandsons, Andrew Morris, Brandon Morris, Jacob Quick and Donovan Quick all of Cheraw; two great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Riggan and Kalab Riggan both of Cheraw; a brother, Tilman Quick of Patrick; and two sisters, Lula Mae Polson and Faye McLain, both of Cheraw.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Viola Roscoe and Catherine Chavis; and a brother, L.C. Quick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home & Crematorium. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 13, 2003.

Mary Brewster

Mary Brewster, 98, of Presbyterian Home, Columbia, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 from Greenlawn Mausoleum Chapel. Entombment followed in the mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Children’s Home, 3201 Trenholm Road, Columbia, S.C. 29204.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Brewster was a daughter of the late Daniel DeFoe and Ida Jones Douglas, and the wife of the late Clifton Edwin Brewster. She retired as a registered nurse from Moncrief Army Hospital. She was a longtime member of Shandon Baptist Church.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Audrey Hanna

Audrey Hanna, 68, of Ruby, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 from Sweet Home Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Hanna was a daughter of the late Belt Streater and Hallie Little. She was a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Arletha Hanna and Tammy Hinson of the home, Bernice Chapman and Deborah Hanna of Ruby, and Dorothy Rushing of Pageland; three sons, Duncan Hanna Jr. of Ruby, Benjamin Hanna of Chesterfield, and Jimmie Hanna Sr. of Pageland; two sisters, Shirley Streater of New Haven, Conn., and Florence Melton of Columbia; three brothers, Edward Little of Cheraw, Roosevelt Little of New Haven, and John Ellis Streater of Columbia; two aunts, Gertrude Little of Chesterfield, and Lillian William of Ruby; two daughters-in-law, Patsy Hanna and Loretta Hanna; a son-in-law, Kenneth Hinson; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two grandsons, two sons-in-law, and a daughter-in-law.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

John Kenneth Hardee

John Kenneth Hardee, 57, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 from Jefferson Baptist Church. Burial followed in Jefferson Cemetery.

Born in Lumberton, N.C., Mr. Hardee was a son of Leslie and John Hardee. He was with Caroknit for 29 years and a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Ann W. Hardee; his mother; two daughters, Leslie Sims and Jennifer Hardee; four sisters, Judy Mills, Linda Deese, Clara Hicks and Grace McMillan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson, 82, of Hartsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 from Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of Murdick

and Martha Johnson Outlaw, and the widow of McNeil Johnson.

Surviving are a son, William Johnson; two daughters, Lucille Chapman and Joann Wilks; a brother, J.C. Outlaw; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Billy L. Kelley

Billy L. Kelley, 74, of Hartsville, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 from Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carroll Pope officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Wesley Chapel Building Fund, P.O. Box 56, Lydia, S.C. 29079.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Kelley was a son of the late Rivers L. and Pearl Mozingo Kelley. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a retired farmer and a board member of the Production Credit Association.

Surviving are his wife, Leonora Jones Kelley of Hartsville; three sons, Jerry (Linda) Kelley, Troy L. Rogers and Carl J. Rogers Jr. all of Hartsville; five daughters, Carol Howard of Bishopville, Libby Hughes of Goose Creek, Suzanne (Tim) Cottingham of Cheraw, Amy Moore of Boiling Springs, and Renee (Randy “Pee Wee”) Smith of Hartsville; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Privette Kelley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Samuel McKnight Jr.

Samuel McKnight Jr., 62, of Cheraw, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Georgetown, Mr. McKnight was a son of the late Samuel McKnight Sr. and Anna Gibson McKnight. He was employed with the New York Transit Authority for 25 years and was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. After moving to Cheraw in 1993, Mr. McKnight joined Bethel Baptist Church. He was employed with CHESCO of Cheraw.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Marie Dewitt Livingston McKnight; children, Johnny Ro. Dewitt, Janice Lucille Dewitt, Samuel (Monica) McKnight III and Nathasha McKnight all of Cheraw, Carrol Elaine (Larry) Peoples and Myra Jean Livingston of New York; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Hazel (Henry) Broadie, Hiawatha (Carl) Rosseau of Society Hill, Sadie (Walter) Hinson of Cheraw, Betty Jean Dewitt of New York; and a brother-in-law, Samuel Dewitt III of Oxnard, Calif.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Joel Dwight Morris

Joel Dwight Morris, 76, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 13 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Morris was a son of the late Columbus Bryte and Laura Adams Morris He was a retired insurance agent with Liberty Life Insurance Company and a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Morris of Louisville, Ken., and Brian Morris of Hickory, N.C.; a daughter, Pamela M. Generous of Newton, N.C.; two brothers, Harold Morris of Frost Free, Fla., and Robert Morris of Gray Court; two sisters, Julia M. Burch of Cheraw, and Lois M. Spears of Bennettsville; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Mary Leviner Odom

Mary Leviner Odom, 93, of McBee, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Dodds officiating. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.

Mrs. Odom, widow of Paul Odom, died Wednesday, November 12, 2003. Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Odom was a daughter of the late Gurley L. and Margaret Smith Leviner and widow of Paul Odom. She was a member of McBee United Methodist Church and had retired from Sonoco Products Company with 30 years of service.

Surviving is a sister, Elizabeth Harley of Charleston.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Virgil Ray Mills

Virgil Ray Mills, 42, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Mills was a son of Mildred Louise Johnson Bradley and Johnny Mills.

Surviving are a son, Jason Mills; his mother; his stepfather, Kenneth Bradley; and brothers and sisters, Donald Mills, Pat Pelfrey, Shirley Faile, Rosa Deese, Barbara Smith, Fran Brewington, Wanda Ellis and Edna Mills.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Vickie Hathcock Parker

Vickie Hathcock Parker, 76, of Lancaster, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 from Hartley Funeral Home. Burial of the cremains was in Lancaster Memorial.

Born in Pageland, Ms. Parker was a daughter of Robert and Doshia Johnson Hathcock.

Surviving are two sons, Terry Gaskin and Larry Gaskin; four daughters, Elaine McNeill, Kathy Sistare, Joann Rollins and Jackie Roddey; a sister, Violet Elliott; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Phyllis Ann Poyner

Phyllis Ann Poyner, 66, of McBee, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003.

A memorial service was held from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 from McBee Baptist Church.

Born in San Francisco, Calif., Ms. Poyner was the mother of six children: Debra Reed-Smith, Dennis Reed Jr., the late Teresa Kennedy, Diana Russell, Rusty Reed and Tina Coates; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cooke Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Ruth Timmons Stroud

Ruth Timmons Stroud, 95, of McFarlan, N.C., died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003 at Heritage Hills Nursing Home where she had been a resident for four years.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Hills Nursing Home Activity Fund, 2002 Country Club Road, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; or Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Becky Nelson, P.O. Box 13, McFarlan, N.C. 28102.

Born in McFarlan, Mrs. Stroud was a daughter of the late Samuel Thomas and Annie Jones Timmons. She was married to the late Wade Hampton Stroud Sr. who died June 29, 1978.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas A. “Tommy” (Pauline) Stroud of Morven, N.C., and John F. “Dunk” (Linda) Stroud of Chesterfield; a brother, Samuel “Mann” Timmons of McFarlan; five grandchildren, Thomas Wade Stroud, John Timmons Stroud, Amy Ruth Stroud, Joseph Lynn Stroud and Amanda Stroud Meadows; five great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Jerry Timmons of McFarlan.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wade Hampton Stroud Jr.; a grandson, Samuel Thomas Stroud; and three sisters, Rosalee McLaurin, Marguerite McLaurin and Betty Canipe.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Sidney Allen Sutton

Sidney Allen Sutton, 81, of Pageland, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 from Pageland First Baptist Church Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Born in Greenville, Mr. Sutton was a son of Dulcie and Burl Sutton. He was former co-owner/operator of Palmetto Chemical Co. and a World War II veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Lottie Sutton; two sisters, Pauline Palmer and Trula Booth; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Inez Brinson Tiller

Inez Brinson Tiller, 78, of McBee, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 from McBee United Methodist Church. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the McBee Rescue Squad, or McBee United Methodist Church.

Born in Berkley County, Mrs. Tiller was a daughter of the late George and Susie Crawford Brinson, and the widow of Harold Tiller. She was a member of McBee United Methodist Church, and was retired form the Chesterfield County school system.

Surviving are three daughters, Dianne Boykin of Bethune, Susan Wilhelm of Camden, and Cindy Hopkins of McBee; two sons, Johnny Tiller of Lamar, and George Tiller of McBee; two sisters, Christine Murff of Camden, and Maxine Caddin of Summerville; two brothers, Alton Brinson and Milton Brinson of Bonneau; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Virginia Elizabeth Henderson Vereen

Virginia Elizabeth Henderson Vereen, 84, of DeWitt, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in DeWitt Cemetery.

Mrs. Vereen was a member of First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Mendelssohn Club and Lions Club. She taught in Chesterfield and DeWitt where she retired.

Surviving are five sons, Carlisle Vereen Jr. of Daytona Beach, Fla., John Vereen of DeWitt, Charles (Debbie) Vereen of White Hall, Jim (Debbie) Vereen of Elaine, and Bill (Susan) Vereen of Little Rock; seven grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Essex Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Ethel E. Walton

Ethel E. Walton, 81, of Pageland, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003.

A graveside funeral service will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Ironwood, Mich., at a future date.

Born in Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Walton was a daughter of Adolph and Anita Schienbein Fuhr. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Monroe, N.C.

Surviving are her husband, William F. Walton; a son, William E. Walton; a daughter, Jane Hough; a sister, Margaret Heirlmeier; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Mable Wright

Mable Wright, 55, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003 at her home.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 11 from Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial followed in Quick Cemetery, Wallace.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Wright was a daughter of the late Sumter and Orella Bass Wright. She was a 1965 graduate of Eastside High School, Bennettsville.

Surviving are a son, Torrey King of Brooklyn; five sisters, Ora Lee (Samuel) Pitts of Buffalo, N.Y., Susan (Alender) Gerald of Brooklyn, Elease (Matthew) Miller and Azilean (Walter) Armand both of Cheraw, Arie (George) Goldson of Laurel, Mary.; a brother, Nathaniel Wright of New York; four aunts, Mable Ellerbe of Youngstown, Ohio, Katie Johnson of Md., and Leola Bass and Ida Bass both of Wallace; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 20, 2003.

Murray M. Adams

Murray M. Adams, 75, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Bill A. and Kathleen Myers Adams. He was a former employee of Becker Sand and Gravel with 20 years of service and was a retired United States Postal employee with 35 years service. Mr. Adams was a United States Army veteran and was a 50-year member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge #220.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Ruth Harrington Adams of the home; a son, Ronnie (Diane) Adams of Chesterfield; a granddaughter, Cierra Adams; three brothers, Dorsey Adams of Bennettsville, and Lafond Adams and Richard Adams of Chesterfield; and five sisters, Ramona Cassidy, Iona Gaskins, Margie Adams, Sylvia Hancock and Janet Strickland, all of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry Adams, Olin Adams and Danny Adams.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Nathaniel Bennett

Nathaniel Bennett, 79, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 from Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Bennett was a son of the late the Rev. Nathaniel and Eva Bennett. He had lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon returning to Chesterfield, he joined Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jannie Bennett; two daughters, Gloria (Benjamin) Green of Creedmoor, N.C., and Jeannette (Kenneth) Carter of Durham, N.C.; two sons, Morris (Tracy) Bennett and Clifford (Doris) Bennett all of Durham; two daughters-in-law, Ernestine Bennett of Brooklyn, and Deborah Bennett of Chesterfield; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wilson (Carine) Bennett of Fair, Penn.; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Tyelson Bennett and Gearond Bennett; a sister, Thelma Bennett Merriman; and three brothers, Coleil Bennett, Maxton Bennett and Melvin Bennett.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Charlie ‘Loyd’ Benton

Charlie “Loyd” Benton, 68, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 in Green-lawn Memorial Park.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Benton was a son of the late James Navaer and Ann Jordan Benton. He was owner and operator of Benton Sanitation.

Surviving are two sons, Craig Benton of Concord, N.C., and Charlie Benton of Kershaw; a daughter, Teresa Rollins of Jefferson; a special friend, Margaret Hayes Price of Jefferson; a brother, Jimmie Benton of Jefferson; a sister, Thelma Renegar of Charlotte, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Jessie W. Boan

Jessie W. Boan, 84, of Summerville, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Boan was a son of the late John Wesley and Janie Boan. He was a retired employee of United Piece Dye Works and was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was married to the late Alice Nannette Flowers Boan.

Surviving are a son, Jennings J. Boan of Rock Hill; two daughters, Nannette DuBose of Summerville, and Wanda Tilney of East Pointe, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Joseph William Carter Sr.

Joseph William Carter Sr., 76, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 at Darlington Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don A. Sims officiating. Burial followed in Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Carter was a son of Joseph and Catherine Paige-Carter. He attended Cardozo Senior High School and had served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II, obtaining the rank of sergeant. He was a recipient of the Victory Medal from the United States Army.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Gillespie-Carter of Cheraw; a son, Joseph William Carter Jr.; three daughters, Josephine Carter-Ross, Mary Carter-Cooper and Annie Carter-Thompson; two stepchildren, Zula Sadler-Jones of Greenville, N.C., and Thomas Saunders of Camp Springs, Md.; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Catherine Carter and Helen Carter-Jefferies; a son, James Albert Carter; a stepson, Willie J. Sadler; and two grandsons, Andre Carter and Ronald Jefferies.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Antoinette Wallace Covington

Antoinette Wallace Covington, 35, of Cheraw, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003 in Cheraw.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Covington was a daughter of the late Marion Oliver and Deloris Wallace. She was educated in the public schools of Baltimore, Cheraw and Los Angeles. She earned nurses training in California and worked in various jobs in that field.

Surviving are her husband, James Covington of Cheraw; a daughter, Myeshia Wallace of Cheraw; her mother of Baltimore; sisters, Bernadine Wallace, Delores (Alvin) Banks, Tyeisha Wallace and Paula Eames all of Baltimore, Carolyn Dewitt of Nichols, and Joyce (Bobby) Oliver of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Leon Wallace of Charlotte, N.C., Larry Wallace, Rodney Wallace, Antoine Wallace and Troy Wallace all of Baltimore, and Wayne Oliver of Nichols; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Lillia Branch Mabry Fleming

Lillia Branch Mabry Fleming, 86, of Pageland, died Sunday, Nov. 23.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg.

Born in Spartanburg County, Mrs. Fleming was a daughter of the late Curtis and Annie Branch, and the widow of William Fleming and William Mabry.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Larry Mabry; three stepsons, Mark Fleming, William Fleming Jr. and David Fleming; and a granddaughter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Martha Hatchell Inman

Martha Hatchell Inman, 56, of Florence, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 in Cedardale Cemetery, Mullins, with the Rev. Dr. Lewis E. McCormick and the Rev. Jason Brewer officiating.

Memorials may be made to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.

A daughter, of Frances Hatchell Lovett and the late Henry H. Hatchell, Mrs. Inman was employed as a certified medical technician with Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mullins.

Surviving are a son, James Gordon Inman II of Anna Maria, Fla.; a grandson, James Gordon Inman III of Florence; her mother of Winston-Salem; a sister, Sara Hatchell (Randy) Klaue of Portland, Ore.; brothers, Robert Hatchell and Jann Austin of St. Simon Island, Ga., Jimmy (Carolyn) Hatchell of Winston-Salem, Henry H. Hatchell of Timmonsville; and a special friend, Don Harville of London, Ken.

Arrangements were entrusted to Meares Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Virgil Ray Mills

Virgil Ray Mills, 42, of Lancaster, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Mills was a son of Mildred Louise Johnson Bradley and Johnny Mills.

Surviving are a son, Jason Mills; his mother; his stepfather, Kenneth Bradley; and a brother and sisters, Donald Mills, Pat Pelfrey, Shirley Faile, Rosa Deese, Barbara Smith, Fran Brewington, Wanda Ellis and Edna Mills.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

John B. ‘Bunny’ Moore

John B. “Bunny” Moore, 68, of McBee, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 from Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Dodds officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Moore was a son of the late John I. and Louine DuBose Moore. He was a member of Union Methodist Church and a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Falby Byrd Moore of McBee; a son, John R. (Rhonda) Moore of McBee; two daughters, Rita (Russell) Darnell and Laurie (Gary) Dills all of McBee; two sisters, Mary Bell and Judy Griggs both McBee; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Georgia Elizabeth Bowen Laney

Georgia Elizabeth Bowen Laney, 84, of Cheraw, died Nov. 23, 2003 at her home.

A graveside funeral service was held at noon Monday, Nov. 24 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

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

Born in Timmonsville, Mrs. Laney was a daughter of the late Edward Samuel and Marietta Humphrey Bowen, and the widow of Kenneth Stewart Laney. She was retired from J.P. Stevens as an administrative assistant with 35-plus years of service. Mrs. Laney was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth S. Laney Jr. of Hendersonville, N.C.; a daughter, Kennie Ann Laney Lupton of Washington, D.C., and Mary Dess Laney of Highland Park, N.J.; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Billy C. Oliver

Billy C. Oliver, 65, of Charlotte, N.C., died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 from Fort Creek United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Oliver was a son of Reece and Katherine Kirkley Oliver. He was a salesman at City Chevrolet.

Surviving are two sons, Ray Oliver and Bruce Oliver; and brothers and sisters, Claude Oliver, Marshall Oliver and Jerry Oliver, Teeny Graves, Joyce Breece and Patsy Elzey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Thalia Crowley Parks

Thalia Crowley Parks, 65, of Wadesboro, N.C., died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 from Bethel United Methodist Church, Patrick. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Parks was a daughter of the late Walter Columbus and Etta Gooden Crowley. She was a retired employee of Wansona and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Howard P. Parks of the home; two sons, Lowell Parks of Wadesboro, and Bryant (Debra) Parks of Hartsville; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two sisters, Mary Lou Joplin of Cheraw, and Shirley Harrington of Morven, N.C.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Duland Crowley, Newsom Crowley and Delbert Crowley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Dorothy Williamson Smith

Dorothy Williamson Smith, 76, of Bishopville, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 in Tuomey Regional Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 from Bethlehem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Phelps officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Morven, N.C., Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Jack Williamson and the late Nancy McColl Williamson. She was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, James Garland Smith; a son, Randy (Shery) Smith of Bishopville; two daughters, Brenda (Aaron) Raley and Sandy (Johnny) Holloman, all of Bishopville; a granddaughter, Scotty Holloman (Trey) Scurry; four grandsons, Josh Holloman, Kyle Raley, Ashley Smith and Brandon Smith; two sisters, Roberta W. Brigman of Cheraw, and Diane W. Walls of Summerville; three brothers, Howard Williamson, Glenn Williamson and Ravenel Williamson, all of Cheraw; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Judy W. Hogan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Maude Hunter Sowell

Maude Hunter Sowell, 93, of Rock Hill, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. in Laurelwood Cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Sowell was a daughter of the late Rance and Roxie Plyler Hunter, and the widow of Ernest Sowell. She was a member of Park Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Ernestine Walker and Delia Addison; a brother, Jack Hunter; a sister, Evelyn; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bass & Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Emma Jean Sullivan

Emma Jean Sullivan, 69, of Jefferson, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 from Bethel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Sullivan was a daughter of the late Roy and Beulah Rollins Price. She was co-owner of Sullivan’s TV & Appliances and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Billy Ray Sullivan of the home; a son, Michael (Elizabeth) Sullivan of Jefferson; a daughter, Charlene S. (the Rev. Dan) Austin of Wingate, N.C.; four grandchildren, Kelly Austin, Erin Austin, Jessica Sullivan and David Sullivan; a brother, Ronald F. Price of Aiken; and a sister, Eleanor Burr of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Sullivan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Elise Marion Dixon Tyner

Elise Marion Dixon Tyner, 87, of Hartsville, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 from Edwards Chapel Baptist Church. Burial followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Tyner was a daughter of William and Janie Dixon, and the widow of Harrison Tyner.

Surviving are children, Doris Tyner, C.H. Tyner, Bobby Tyner, Lucille Wint, Shirley King and Betty Griggs; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

John Wesley Usher

John Wesley Usher, 84, of West Columbia, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 from Gantt Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Rowell officiating. Burial followed in State Full Gospel Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gantt Street Baptist Church.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Usher was a son of the late Bud and Gasty Knight Usher. He was a member of Gantt Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Usher; a daughter, Cheryl Adams of Orlando, Fla.; and a son, Wade Adams of Cayce. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Donald Watson

Donald Watson, 66, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2003 at Chesterfield Convalescent Center, Cheraw.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 from The Church in the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Watson was a son of the late Elijah “Jim” and Annie C. Watson. He was married to Middrea Watson Pearson.

Surviving are a son, Donald (Chervie) Watson of New Haven, Conn.; a daughter, Leatrice (Ronald) Morris of Texas; three brothers, Ellis (Rose) Watson and Eldon (Mary) Watson of Landing, Mich., J.W. (Geraldine) Watson of Charlotte, N.C.; five sisters, Mary Rose (Thurmond) Bittle and Irene Watson of Chesterfield, Sallie B. Malloy and Orgire (Heyward) McCoy of Charlotte, and Elinda (Robert) Ash of Lansing; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Lena Watts Watson

Lena Watts Watson, 86, of Mt. Croghan, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 from Elizabeth Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, c/o Fanell Rivers, 3010 Mayesville Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mrs. Watson was a daughter of the late Anthony “B” Watts and Christine Jackson Watts. She was a lifetime member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. She was married to the late Levin Orren Watson for 62 years.

Surviving are a sister, Sara W. (Bill) Foit of Amsterdam, Ohio; a brother, Marion E. “Whity” Watts of Myrtle Beach and Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Mayrow W. Watson of Mt. Croghan; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Louvinia Watts Moore; a brother-in-law, Roy Moore; and a sister-in-law, Rebecca Huntley Watson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), November 25, 2003.

Thomas A. ‘Pete’ Agerton

Thomas A. “Pete” Agerton, 84, of Pageland, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 at Union Regional Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 from Zion United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 647 Zion Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

A son of Jessie and Winnie Jackson Agerton, Mr. Agerton was the widower of Sally Hicks Agerton. A retired farmer, Mr. Agerton was a member of Zion Methodist Church, and a World War II veteran. He was a member of the American Legion, and had retired from Sacony of Pageland.

Surviving are a son, Billy (Brenda) Agerton of Pageland; a sister, Frances LeBlanc of New Orleans, La.; a granddaughter, Samantha (Michael) Adams of Charlotte, N.C.; and a gran-dson, William Agerton of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Audrey Louise Bryant Batchelor

Audrey Louise Bryant Batchelor, 78, of Pageland, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003 at Union Regional Medical Center.

A celebration service was held at 11 am. Friday, Nov. 28 from Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel.

Born in Richmond, Va., Mrs. Batchelor was a daughter of the late Robb and Yula Bryant. She was a retired textile worker.

Surviving are two sons, Bill Moore of Pennsylvania, and Dick Moore of Texas; a stepdaughter, Pam Wood of North Carolina; two sisters, Eleanor and Jean Ann, both of Virginia; a brother, Eugene of Virginia; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-three years, Quinton R. Batchelor.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Ellen Thomas Bittle

Ellen Thomas Bittle, 81, of Chesterfield, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 in a Florence hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 from Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church.

Born in Chesterfield, Ms. Bittle was a daughter of the late Ella Brown Thomas and Hollaway Thomas Brown. She was a member of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church. Mrs. Bittle attended Chesterfield High School until she moved to Alexandria, Va., where she lived until her illness.

Surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Marie Spencer of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren, Dorothy (Arthur) Spencer of Chesterfield, Arellia (Danny) Spencer, Annette (Brian) Spencer, James (Kartricia) Spencer,

Gerald Spencer and Ronald Spencer all of Chesterfield, Amy (Martey) Burch of Cheraw, Betty Ann Spencer of Kansas, and Joe C. (Anna) Spencer of Alexandria; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

David Thomas Boan

David Thomas Boan, 71, of Bennettsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Boan was a son of the late Curtis Leo and Virginia Perkins Boan. He was retired form Marley Electric.

Surviving are a son, James B. Boan of Greenwood; three daughter, Debra B. Capdevila of Greenwood, Kimberly D. Chrisley of Ninety Six, and Melissa H. Thomason of Gray Court; a stepson, Michael Bennett of Waterloo; four brothers, Curtis Boan Jr. of Wallace, Douglas Boan of Hamlet, N.C., Ernest Boan of Cheraw, and Nathan Boan of Bennettsville; four sisters, Ginny McMillen of Englewood, Ohio, Lorene Hayes of Wilmington, N.C., Bonnie Leviner of Seffner, Fla., and Linda Teal of Wallace; eight grandchildren; and a special friend, Stacey Odom of Bennettsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Charles R. ‘Charlie’ Burr

Charles Ray “Charlie” Burr, 60, of Cheraw, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29649.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Burr was a son of the late Angus Clifton and Fonnie Dennis Burr. He was owner of Charlie’s Electrical and Carpentry and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Wallace Burr of the home; a son, Charles Ray “Chuck” Burr Jr. of Cheraw; two daughters, Shelley B. (Scotty) Webster and Crystal Burr (Shane) Hewett all of Cheraw; two brothers, Jasper Burr of Hartsville, and Fred M. Burr of Darlington; two sisters, Elizabeth B. Rivers of Chesterfield, and Anna Ruth Robinson of Cheraw; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Otis Terrance ‘Terry’ Byrd

Otis Terrance “Terry” Byrd, 55, of Hartsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday in Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Byrd was a son of the late Otis E. and Annie Outlaw Byrd.

Surviving are a sister, Lynda Gainey of Patrick, and two nieces.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Mary Griggs Davis

Mary Griggs Davis, of Patrick, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Griggs Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis was married to the late John Wilson Griggs and then to the late the Rev. Howard P. Davis.

Surviving are a son, John Wilson Griggs Jr. of Greenville; three daughters, Lucille G. Riley and Hazel L. Griggs of Patrick, and Beverly O’Neal of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Elizabeth Hatcher Driggers

Elizabeth Hatcher Driggers, 75, of Wallace, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 from Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Wallace. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 2516 Hickory Grove Road, Wallace, S.C. 29596.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Driggers was a daughter of the late Waddell Hatcher and Alice Quick Hatcher, and was the widow of Ernest Driggers.

Surviving are a son, Richard L. Driggers of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Veronica Creech Boyle of Wallace, and Vivian Juanita Strickland of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Rebecca Hatcher Steen of Bennettsville; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Whitehead.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Andrew Jackson ‘Jack’ Ellis

Andrew Jackson “Jack” Ellis, 72, of Chesterfield and formerly of Rock Hill, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 from Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel with the Rev. Rick Sturgis officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, S.C. 29730; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Ellis was a son of the late Thomas B. Ellis and Eunice Watts Ellis. He was of the Baptist faith and had retired from Randolph Mills in Red River. He was the widower of Marcene “Dinky” Bumgardner Ellis.

Surviving are a son, Michael “Mike” a. Ellis of McConnells; two daughters, Jackie E. Rivers of Chesterfield, and Rebecca M. St. Clair Culp of Rock Hill; a brother, James T. Ellis of Rock Hill; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greene Funeral Home Northwest. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

The Rev. Kenneth A. Funderburk

The Rev. Kenneth A. Funderburk, 43, of Cheraw, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 from Mount Hebron AME Zion Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, the Rev. Funderburk was a son of Marion Funderburk Sr., and the late Bernyce Funderburk. He attended Morris College and completed his certification in ministry. For five years he was an assistant to the late the Rev. Thomas Dawkins who served as pastor of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. The Rev. Funderburk was one of the founders of Teal Chapel Baptist Church, Chesterfield, and also pastured Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Patrick.

Surviving are four brothers, Marion (Carrie) Funderburk Jr. of Clio, Herman (Mona) Funderburk Sr. of Pamplico, and Paul (Yvonne) Funderburk and Ronnie (Leola) Funderburk all of Cheraw; two sisters, Miriam Funderburk and Gloria E. Funderburk of Queens, N.Y.; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Lucy Gulledge Martin

Lucy Gulledge Martin, 82, of Ruby, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Ruby Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late Julius Preston “Jack” and Ida Burch Gulledge, and was valedictorian of her graduating class at Ruby High School. She was a retired executive secretary with the United States Government, having worked 25 years for the U.S. Army, 10 years with the U.S. Air Force, and had retired from the VA Hospital in North Chicago, Ill. Mrs. Martin was a member of Ruby Baptist Church and was married to the late Ray T. Martin.

Surviving are two sons, Jack (Gabriella) Martin of Mundelein, Ill., and David (Moon) Martin of Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Cheryl (Jerry) Ary of Huntsville, Ala., and Stephanie (Don) Ford of Detroit; a sister, Ruth G. Lisenby of Chesterfield; 10 grand-children; and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dan Martin, and two brothers, Jimmy Gulledge and Ellis Gulledge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Thelma Louise West McCaskill

Thelma Louise West McCaskill, 70, of Cassatt, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 from Cassatt Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Brown officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McCaskill was a daughter of the late Isaac and Allie McInnis West. She was a member of Cassatt Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, C.W. McCaskill; a daughter, Diane Blakeley of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Donald McCaskill and Calvin McCaskill of Cassatt; five sisters; one brother; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Rosa Lee McCormick

Rosa Lee McCormick, 73, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at Sandhills Regional Medical Center, Hamlet, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. McCormick was a daughter of the late Ellis McCormick and Hattie Godfrey McCormick.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol L. (Louis) Carper of Wallace; a brother, Walter McCormick of Hamlet; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Annie Lee Myers

Annie Lee Myers, 49, of Chesterfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 from Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Ms. Myers was a daughter of Azilee Nicholson Myers and the late Alexander Myers. She attended Ruby High School and was a graduate of Chesterfield High School. She was a member of Mt. Airy AME Zion Church where she served as president of the Pastor’s Aide Committee, was on the Usher Board, was church secretary and was a member of the choir. Ms. Myers worked for 12 years in the Chesterfield County Assessor’s Office where she was office manager and countywide office appraiser. She was also employed with Avery’s Beauty Salon.

Surviving are a daughter, Erica Darren Myers of Matthews, N.C.; a grandchild, Skyla Streater of Matthews; her mother of Ruby; three sisters, Lottie (Earl) Harlee of Wallace, Brenda (David) Thomas of Bennettsville, and Carolyn (Carl) Campbell of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Charles Michael Davis of Charlotte, N.C.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles F. Myers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Homes, Inc. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Olivia Gaddy Rhyne

Olivia Gaddy Rhyne, 90, of Morven, N.C., died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 from Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Westfield Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Bessie Hannah, 508 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

A lifelong resident of Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Rhyne was the widow of Sanford Spencer Rhyne. At the time of her death she was the oldest member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church where she faithfully served as a former Youth Sunday School teacher, Sunday School secretary and member of the WMU.

Surviving are a daughter, Hannah (Robert) Johnston of Pageland; a son, Richard (Joan) Rhyne of Sarasota, Fla.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

George Kenneth Teal

George Kenneth Teal, 79, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Teal was a son of the late Wilson Alexander and Rosa Short Teal. He was a farmer and retired employee of Carolina Power & Light Company.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Talbert Teal of the home; a son, Kenneth W. (Tracy) Teal of Chesterfield; a daughter, Norma Teal (Gary) Burkett of Knoxville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Brandon Teal and Olivia Teal of Chesterfield, and Julie Burkett, Jared Burkett, Jacob Burkett and Heather Burkett all of Knoxville; a sister, Catherine Teal Millsaps of Patrick; and five nieces.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Andrew Brent Watson

Andrew Brent Watson, 88, of Mt. Croghan, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 from Elizabeth Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Watson was a son of the late Jule Brent and Fannie Mae Watts Watson. He was a retired farmer and former substitute rural mail carrier. He was a member of Long Pine United Methodist Church and was married to the late Edith Burch Watson of 67 years.

Surviving are a son, William B. (Barbara) Watson of Chesterfield; a granddaughter, Amanda W. (Keith) McGee of Lancaster; a grandson, Stephen B. Watson of Chesterfield; and a great-grandson, Ryan McGee of Lancaster.He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosa Mae Watson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.

Ola R. Williams

Ola R. Williams, 83, of Jefferson, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 from Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Margaret Simpson, 2567 Johnson Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Dan and Essie Deese Terry. She was a seamstress and retired CNA with Springs Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams was first married to the late Wylie Rollings and then to the late Ross Williams.

Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn R. (James) Jordan of Jefferson, and Mickey Rollings of Lancaster; a sister, Estelle Geiger of Heath Springs; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published inThe Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 4,2003.


Kathy Sue Mangum Baskins

Kathy Sue Mangum Baskins, 49, of Cassatt, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 in Kershaw County Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 from Lakeshore Drive Church of God with the Revs. Burch Kelly and Donnie Barrett officiating. Burial was in Baskins Eternal Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Westpark Plaza, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

A daughter of the late Charlie William and Mary Kathleen Brannon Mangum, Mrs. Baskins was a member of Shamrock Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Ernest R. Baskins of Cassatt; a son, Christopher R. Mangum of Patrick; two daughters, Kristina L. (Nelson) Turner of Camden, and Heather Nicole Baskins of Cassatt; two brothers, Charlie W. “Billy” (Faye) Mangum Jr. and James E. Mangum both of Bethune; a sister, Betty M. (Olin) Small of Bethune; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie E. Mangum.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Clara Davis

Clara Davis, 75, of Cheraw, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, Dec. 12 from Mt. Rona Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Edmond and Nellie Harrison Davis and the wife of the late John Davis Sr. During her early 20’s she moved to New York, then to Stamford Conn., making that her home for more than 50 years. She was a member of Union Baptist Church and served as an usher until her death. Mrs. Davis was employed with White Fashion Laundry, held various domestic positions and worked at the Dress Barn Inc. in Stamford.

Surviving are four children, Herman Lee Davis of Rockingham, N.C., John (Helen) Davis Jr. of Stamford, Dorothy D. Wright (Matthew) Robinson of Cheraw, and Akisha Cassermere of Norwalk, Conn.; five grandchildren, Gerald E. Wright, Nicole (Timothy) Johnson, Yolanda M. Wright, John S. Davis III and Whykeeva R. Davis; two great-grandchildren, Tierra Johnson, Angela Johnson; six step-grand-children; two brothers, Elbert (Ida) Davis of Cheraw, Jack (Bessie) Buchanan of Chesterfield; four sisters, Jessie Mae Simmons, Aletha Davis and Gladys Davis McCandice all of Stamford, and Janie Buchanan of Chesterfield; an aunt, Rosa Witherspoon of Cheraw; and a number of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Davis and Frank Davis, and a sister, Ruth Davis Harris.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Harold Lee ‘Buck’ Gainey

Harold Lee “Buck” Gainey, 75, of Hartsville, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 from Beauford Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gainey was a son of the late Ernest Lee and Ruth Helms Gainey, and the widower of Betty Amerson Gainey. He lived most of his life in Hartsville and worked with Suburban Propane Gas Company until his retirement. He lived for the past nine years in Simpsonville. He was a Korean War veteran, having served with the 27th Regiment (Wolfhounds) of the 25th Infantry Division, United States Army.

Surviving are a son Mike (Kim) Gainey of Simpsonville; three grandsons, Jason Gainey, Brad Gainey, and Kevin (Miranda) Gainey, all of Simpsonville; and a great-granddaughter, Serenity Ann Gainey of Simpsonville.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Vernice Geiger and Peggy Kennington, and a brother, Heath Gainey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Robert Jones

Robert Jones, 63, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 from Grooms Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Gloria Hughes officiating.

Mr. Jones was a son of the late Anderson Burns and Flora Jones.

Surviving are a daughter, Meshella Joyner; a son-in-law, Marvin Joyner; two grandchildren; six sisters, Flora Mae Jones, Hattie Mae Burns and Carolyn Patterson all of Cheraw, Ernest Jones of Coatesville, Penn., and Anderson Burns of Brooklyn, N.Y.; stepchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Jack B. King

Jack B. King, 72, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. King was a son of the late Clarence and Mary Ethel Driggers King. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill and an avid hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Cassidy King of the home; three sons, Randy (Pam) King, Timmy (Sissy) King and Greg King all of Chesterfield; a daughter, Candy (Dewey) Tadlock of Darlington; two brothers, Hubert King of Union, and Arthur King of Chesterfield; two sisters, Mary Belle Hunt of Hartsville, and Millie Gandy of Chesterfield; and five grandchildren, Natasha King, Tyler King, Bryan King and Chris King.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Woodrow King, Elbert King, J.C. King and Eddie King; and a sister, Dorothy Therrell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

James Ervin Leonard

James Ervin Leonard, 64, of Chesterfield, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 in Carolinas Hospital System, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 from Long Pine United Methodist Church, Wadesboro, N.C., with the Revs. Bob and Betsy Herron officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Long Pine United Methodist Church, c/o Gail Preslar, Route 3, Box 237, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Leonard was a son of Lucille Leonard Tucker and the late Vernon Franklin Leonard.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Leonard of the home; two sons, John Ervin (Julie) Leonard of Laurens, and Vernon Franklin Leonard of the home; his mother of Cheraw; and a grandson, Jeremy Danilo Leonard.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Jacquelyn ‘Jackie’ Jones Love

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Jones Love, 72, of Pageland, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 from Pageland First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

Mrs. Love was a daughter of the late James A. and Audell Simpson Jones and the wife of S. Wiley Love Jr.

Surviving are her husband of Pageland; two sons, Steve (Judy) Love of Pageland, and Dr. Ray (Jo Anne) Love of Charles Town, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Marilyn Love, Lorraine Love, Stephanie Deese, Shannon Dutton and Samantha Love; and five great-grandchildren, Zan Malia Deese, Brannon Deese, Zaida Deese, Cydnee Dutton and McKenna Dutton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Letha Beasley McDonald

Letha Beasley McDonald, 98, of Hartsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 from Prospect United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. McDonald was a daughter Robert and Lina Outlaw Beasley, and the widow of Lonnie McDonald. She was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mildred Thompson, Mary Johnson and Margaret Lunn; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Margaret Short Privett

Margaret Short Privett, 90, of West Columbia, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 from the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia with the Rev. Walter Cooper of Congaree Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Tri-County Hospice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Privett was a daughter of the late Henry G. and Rosa Lang Short and the widow of Otis H. Privett. She was a member of Congaree Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Sylvia (Vonnie L.) McDonald of Gaston, Betty (Harold) Chambers of West Columbia, and Thelma (T.W.) Weathersby of Columbia; two sons, Grady H. (Mary) Privett of Cheraw, and Lloyd (Patricia) Privette of West Columbia; a brother, Bill Short of Ruby; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

James Roy Strong

James Roy Strong, 83, of Wallace, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003 after a short illness.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, Dec. 13 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Strong was a son of the late John and Annie Strong, and was the widower of Mary Etta Bennett Strong. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Wallace Family Life Center, was a master carpenter and minor league baseball player.

Surviving are five sons, Craven and Eldridge of Bennettsville, and Vincent, Darrin and Clay of Hamlet, N.C.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, John Strong of Bennettsville; a sister, Annie Williams of Bennettsville; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Archie Tyner Jr.

Archie Tyner Jr., 69, of Patrick, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003.

A funeral service was 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Tyner was a son of Archie and Marie Byrd Tyner Sr. He retired from the South Carolina Highway Department.

Surviving are his wife, Sara Atkinson Tyner; two children, Roger Tyner and Deloris Powers; two siblings, Everette Tyner and Joyce Jones; four grand-children; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Daisy Baskin McCoy Zimmerman

Daisy Baskin McCoy Zimmerman, 97, of Cheraw, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Zimmerman was a daughter of the late James and Donna McQueen Baskin, and was married to the late Willie McCoy and the late Willie Zimmerman. She was a member of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Mrs. Zimmerman was educated in the Chesterfield County school system and was a homemaker.

Surviving are eight daughters, Laura Watts of New Castle, Del., Willie Mae Williams of Kannapolis, N.C., Juanita Hancock of Baltimore, Md., Katie (Howard) Goodwin of Baltimore, Alva (Wannamaker) Hubbard of Pageland, Barbara (Kenneth) Johnson of Wilmington, Del., Geneva McCoy and Johnsie Ratliff; a son, Jimmie (Gloria) McCoy of Cheraw; five sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; 53 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by three children, Willie Ray, Alfreda and Vivian.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 18,2003.

Robert McClendon Anderson

Robert McClendon Anderson, 83, of Cheraw, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 in Old Saint David’s Cemetery.

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

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Anderson was a son of the late Henry Charles and Mary Treacy Anderson. He was a World War II veteran and a field trial judge.

Surviving are three sons, John P. “Pat” (Betty) Anderson of Irmo, Robert M. “Mac” Anderson and William J. “Joe” Anderson both of Lexington; a sister, Mary Goodson of Hickory, N.C.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Janet Gooch Armstrong

Janet Gooch Armstrong, 71, of Columbia, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003 in Richland Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 from Greenlawn Funeral Home.

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

Born in Chester County, Mrs. Armstrong was a daughter of the late Walter H. Gooch Sr. and Faye Humphries Gooch. She had been a resident of Columbia since 1976, and retired from J.C. Penny after 22 years of service. She was actively employed by the State Office of Information Technology, and was a lifelong Presbyterian.

Surviving are her children, Janice Broach of Lancaster, Katherine (David) McCarter of Spartanburg, Garth “Butch” (Lynn) Armstrong Jr. of Cheraw, Linda (David) Cuningham of Kingwood, Texas, Brenda (Harold) Jennings of Gaston, and Ruth (Randy) Abercrombie of Lexington; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends

Mrs. Armstrong also included as her family the children of Thornwell Orphanage, who grew up with her and those of Thornwell Home and School for Children, whom she mothered as “Aunt Janet” for 10 years.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Henry Gooch Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Monty Dwayne Blackmon

Monty Dwayne Blackmon, 35, of Kershaw, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 at Chesterfield General Hospital after an automobile accident.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 from Elgin Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles McAteer, Donald Waldrop and Frank Barwig officiating. Entombment followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Founders Federal Credit Union Fund for Madison and Hunter Blackmon, 607 N. Main St., Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Blackmon was a son of Ned Baker Blackmon and Margaret Grace Couick Blackmon, and the husband of Kathy Waldrop Blackmon. He was employed as a mechanical engineer at INA, USA in Cheraw, was a Mason with Antioch Lodge #399, a Shriner and was a member and former Deacon of Elgin Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of the home; a daughter, Madison Grace Blackmon of the home; a son, Hunter Graham Blackmon of the home; his parents of Lancaster; a brother, Dale (Pam) Blackmon of Lancaster; a nephew, Justin Blackmon; and two nieces, Erin Blackmon and Kelsy Waldrop.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Beth Griggs Crowell

Beth Griggs Crowell, 86, of Ruby, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004 in Ruby Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Redeemer Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 13559 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32224.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Crowell was a daughter of Thomas G. and Annie Mae Griggs. She attended Coker College and was a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Fla.

Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Robert B. Crowell of Atlantic Beach; two daughters, Nancy Piper of Beaufort, and Betsy Schroeder of Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Robert B. Crowell Jr. of Newport Beach, Cal.; a brother, John Griggs of Cheraw; a sister, Mary Wells Regan of Cheraw; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Charles Rodney Edwards

Charles Rodney Edwards, 63, of Morven, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 in Anson Community Hospital, Wadesboro, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home, Wadesboro

Born in Anson County, Mr. Edwards was a son of the late Homer Gilmore and Mary Alene Teal Edwards, and was retired from the North Carolina Natural Gas Corporation with 36 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby B. Edwards of the home; a daughter, Tammy E. Huffman of North Myrtle Beach; four step-children, Lisa G. Smith of Lilesville, N.C., Danny Gathings of Ellerbe, N.C., Mickey Gathings of Wallace, and Ronnie Blackmon of Berkley, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four brothers and sisters, Gary Edwards of Gastonia, N.C., Edwin Edwards of Florence, Lib Huneycutt of Longs, and Mildred Drew of Micclesfield, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Shrildia Adkinson Gray

Shrildia Adkinson Gray, 67, of Barnwell, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 from Hilda First Baptist Church with the Revs. Brian Gray and Wilbur Creech officiating. Burial followed in Barnwell County Memory Gardens.

Born in Aiken County, Mrs. Gray was a daughter of Josephine Ready Adkinson and the late Earl Adkinson Sr., and was the wife of James B. “Jimmy” Gray Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of Hilda First Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of Blackville; two sons, James B. Gray Jr. of Blackville, and Tony L. Gray of Hilda; a daughter, Darlene Gray of Barnwell; her mother of Aiken; three sisters, Mary Fordham of Gadsden, Ala., Shirley Proctor of Gloverville, and Jo Anne Roscoe of Cheraw; four brothers, Robert Adkinson of Warrenville, Edward Adkinson of McBea, Ga., Wade Adkinson and Earl Adkinson Jr. of New Holland; a half-brother, Brinkley Adkinson of New Ellenton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mole Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Viola Crawley Hancock

Viola Crawley Hancock, 92, of Mt. Croghan, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 from Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Hancock was a daughter of the late James William and Cora Steen Crawley. She was a homemaker and former kindergarten worker at Ruby Elementary School. She was a former secretary of the Black Creek Precinct for many years and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church where she served as a former Sunday School Teacher, WMU secretary and choir member. She was first married to the late Dock Gilbert “Gib” Jordan and then to the late Robert Smiley Hancock.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Joshua Ray Hendrix

Joshua Ray Hendrix, of Pageland, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Hendrix was a son of Josh and April Arant Hendrix.

Surviving are a brother, John Hendrix; his grandparents, Billy Ray and Katherine Arant, Anthony and Paulette Hendrix, and Johnnie Hendrix.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Clara Morgan Hough

Clara Morgan Hough, 67, of McFarlan, N.C., died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Born in Gold Hill, N.C., Mrs. Hough was a daughter of Dora Morgan and the late Carr N. Morgan. She was a retired textile employee and member of Bethany Free Will Baptist Church. She was married to the late Billy Hough.

Surviving are a daughter, Melissa Dawn Burroughs of San Diego, Cal.; her mother of McFarlan; a sister, Nancy Nelson of Cheraw; two stepsons, Victor Hough of Lilesville, N.C., and Michael Hough of Wadesboro, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Crystal DeBerry of Rockingham, N.C., and Myra Kay Steen of Wadesboro; and a number of step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Carl Benton Jordan

Carl Benton Jordan, 76, of Mt. Croghan, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Jordan was a son of the late Vester G. and Minnie Lee Myers Jordan. He was a retired Chief Hospital Corpsman with the United States Navy and a decorated veteran of three wars. Mr. Jordan was a member of the VFW, American Legion Post 134, DAV, Fleet Reserve Association and Thompson Creek Baptist Church. He was also former Treasurer of the Chesterfield County Republican Party.

Surviving are his wife, Margie Evans Jordan of the home; two daughters, Lynne Jordan Walsh of Cheraw, and Elizabeth A. (Pete Manning) Jordan of Chesterfield; a grandson, Carl B. Walsh of Jacksonville, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Lauren Walsh of Jacksonville; a sister, Ruth J. Privette of Morven, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Lee Jordan Vester G. Jordan Jr.; and two sisters, Evelyn Lockhart and Geraldine Reynolds.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Christopher Lee Hubbard

Christopher Lee Hubbard, 31, of Mt. Croghan, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 from New Arising Ministries, Jefferson. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Hubbard was a son of Jerry and Laraine Blakeney Hubbard.

Surviving are his mother and father of Mt. Croghan; five children, Johnathon Miller of Jefferson, Brianna Hubbard, Ebony Hubbard, Portia Blakeney and Sam Blakeney all of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister, Vanessa Hubbard; two brothers, Jerry Hubbard and Alexander Hubbard of Mt. Croghan; and a host of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Jack B. King

Jack B. King, 72, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Born In Chesterfield, Mr. King was a son of the late Clarence and Mary Ethel Driggers King. He was a retired employee of Cheraw Yarn Mill and an avid hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Cassidy King of the home; three sons, Randy (Pam) King, Timmy (Sissy) King and Greg King all of Chesterfield; a daughter, Candy (Dewey) Tadlock of Darlington; two brothers, Hubert King of Union, and Arthur King of Chesterfield; two sisters, Mary Belle Hunt of Hartsville, and Millie Gandy of Chesterfield; and five grandchildren, Natasha King, Tyler King, Bryan King, Taylor King and Chris King.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Woodrow King, Elbert King, J.C. King and Eddie King; and a sister, Dorothy Therrell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Gary Loflin

Gary Loflin, 82, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Rescue Squad, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, the Diabetes Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Loflin was a son of the late Julius Tead and Ida King Loflin. He attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, William (Betty) Loflin of Cheraw; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Edmond, Julious, Jack, John, Howard, Raymond and Woodrow; and two sisters, Edith Baum and Inez roscoe.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Winnie R. Miles

Winnie R. Miles, 89, of Jefferson, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 from Fork Creek United Methodist Church.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Miles was a daughter of William and Annie Kirkley Rollings, and the widow of Leonard Miles.

Surviving are two children, Robert Miles and Nettie Beverly; two sisters, Susie Eubanks and Betty Boatwright; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Emogene Campbell Parker

Emogene Campbell Parker, 75, of Hartsville, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23 from Fourth Street Baptist Church with the Revs. Brad Lynch, Frankie Tanner and David Worthington officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 E. Cheves, Florence, S.C. 29506.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Parker was a daughter of the late Eugene Thomas and Myrtle Lisenby Campbell. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church and a dedicated hospice worker. She graduated from Chesterfield High School and helped organize many of their reunions. She had retired from General Electric and the Darlington County School system and was currently a substitute teacher in the local schools.

Surviving are two daughters, Sue Parker of Hartsville, and Jean (William) Gulledge of Hartsville; a brother, Charlie Campbell of Greenville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Sherri and Lee Gainey, Christi and Tony Amerson, Karey Parker; and two great-grand-children, Tucker Gainey and Jaret Gainey.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Parker and Kenneth Parker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Edward Davis Rivers Sr.

Edward Davis Rivers Sr., 62, of Pageland, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 from Oro United Methodist Church, Pageland. Burial followed in Tiney Grove Holiness Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Rivers was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Rivers. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a member of Tiney Grove Holiness Church where he was a Deacon and later became an Assistant Pastor.

Surviving are his wife, Tillie B. Rivers of the home; a daughter, Edwana (Keith) Lowery of Pageland; four sons, Edward Rivers Jr. and Chadrick Rivers of Pageland, Andre Blakeney of Charlotte, N.C.;, and James (Constance) Francois of Monroe, N.C.; two sisters, Barbara Jackson of Seattle, Wash., and Mary Baker of Pageland; a brother, Elvis Rivers of Hagerstown, Mary.; five grandchildren, Laphonso Rivers, Kewana Lowery, Cashion Rivers, Chasity Rivers, Chrissy Rivers; and a number of other family and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Thelma B. Robinson

Thelma B. Robinson, 82, of Pageland, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 at Autumn Care Nursing Home, Marshville, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 from Poplar Hill A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of the late Eulah and Moxann Funderburk Baker. She was married to the late Sylvester Robinson for 66 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Annie Bell Robinson; a son, William Lee Robin-son; two daughters-in-law; 20 grand-children; and 44 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Carolyn Eddins Stanley

Carolyn Eddins Stanley, 70, of Cheraw, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003.

A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

A daughter of the late Bruce and Eletha Mae Thomas Eddins Rivers, Mrs. Stanley was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Melinda Smith, Susan Hall and Lisa W. Oliver of Cheraw; a brother, J.D. Eddins of Mt. Olive, N.C.; a sister, Sybil Williamson of Cheraw; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Dean Sellers

Dean Sellers, 61, of Ruby, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Sellers was a son of the late Charlton and Mollie Griggs Sellers. He was a retired employee of Joe Anne Narrow Fabric and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Morton Sellers of the home; two daughters, Donna S. (Jamie) Williams of Cheraw, and Deanna S. (Eddins) of Chesterfield; five grandchildren, Bradley Graham, Danna Eddins, Brandon Eddins, Amberly Williams and Triston Williams; a brother, J.C. Sellers of Kannapolis, N.C.; and a sister, Katie S. (Bill) Hawks of High Point, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Stroud; and three brothers, Lucas, Parnell and Garland Sellers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

King Solomon Sellers

King Solomon Sellers, 79, of Cheraw, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003 at Southern Maryland Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 from Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Sellers was a son of the late Willie Sellers and Allene McMillan Sellers. He had moved to Washington, D.C. and returned to Cheraw where he was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board and Senior Choir. He was a member of St. David’s Masonic Lodge #467 and was a cement finisher by trade.

Surviving are James Sellers, Cora (Larry) Knox, Pearlie (Johnny) McQueen, Larry (Debra) Moore all of Cheraw, Horace (Della) Sellers of Washington, D.C., and Lucille (Gregory) Hinton of Waldrof, Mary.; 31 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dora Buchanan, Maggie Burns and Marie Lovette all of Washington, D.C.; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Lee Sellers; two daughters, Catherine Wilson and Hattie Patterson; a son, King M. Sellers Jr.; a granddaughter, Cashion Sellers Drake; two brothers; and 15 sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

James Douglass Thaxton

James Douglass Thaxton, 57, of Pageland, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 at his residence.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 from Salem/Pageland Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to Salem/Pageland Presbyterian Church, Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 36, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Thaxton was a son of Calvin and Katherine Douglass Thaxton. He was the President (CEO) of Thaxton Insurance. He was a member of Salem-Pageland Presbyterian Church, a United States Air Force Veteran, and a member of White Plains Country Club.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Thaxton of Pageland; his parents of Pageland; two daughters, Emily Otting of Farmington, Mich., and Katie Stogner of Charlotte, N.C.; and two brothers, Cal Thaxton of Camden, and Bill Thaxton of Monroe, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Harriette Nesbitt Watts

Harriette Nesbitt Watts, 70, of Bishopville, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19 from St. Matthews United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barbee Parsons officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2700 Middleburg Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29204; or St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 2144 Stokes Bridge Road W., Bishopville, S.C. 29010.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Watts was a daughter of the late Jim Nesbitt Sr. and Hannah Atkinson Nesbitt. She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church and was associated with Frederick’s Jewelry in Hartsville.

Surviving are her husband, Ronnie Watts of Bishopville; a brother, Jim Nesbitt Jr. of Florence; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.

Harris Gene Knots Watts

Harris Gene Knots Watts, 53, of Cheraw, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 from McClain Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Watts was a son of the late Albert and Mamie Hannah Watts. He was a member of McClain Grove Missionary Baptist Church and graduated from Chesterfield Senior High School and Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Rushing Watts of Pageland; a son, Astrid Eugene Watts of Pageland; a daughter, Mignom Ami Watts of Pageland; three brothers, Horace Albert Watts of Chesterfield, Howard Watts of Charlotte, N.C., and Harold Alvin Watts of Fairfax; four sisters, Hazel Ellis of Cheraw, Hattie Mae Johnson of Chesterfield, Annie Sue (James) Lewis of Cheraw, and Henrietta (Charles Zinnerman) Watts of Cheraw; and a number of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Hubert, Hugh, Herman and Henry frank Watts, and two sisters, Helen and Mary Louise Short.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), December 24, 2003.