2006

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.

Brenda Rose Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Andrew B. Atkinson

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

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ron Smalley and Bobby Steen officiating. Burial followed in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Atkinson was a son of the late Andrew and Connie Mae Petty Atkinson.

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

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

Alease Burr-Beatty

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

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

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

 

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

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

Margaret Grant Cagle

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 Geneva Burch Clark

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lizzie Kate Gilbert Davis

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 981 W. Carolina Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

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

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

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

 

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

John M. Dixon

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Clanie Brazzel ‘C.B.’ Edwards

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ralph Friday Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chalmers Luke Godwin Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joharie L. Godwin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria Teal Higgins

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Anna Hinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Margaret Elizabeth Threatt ‘Bess’ Hoffman

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

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

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

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

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

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

William ‘Bill’ Thornwell Hunter Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

Lillian Creola G. Ivey

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

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

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

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

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

John Wayne Outlaw

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ernest Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edith Mayers Rogers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

George Andrew Rowie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sara Louise Thomas Stanton

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blakney Sampson Steele

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Edward Sweatt Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

Frank James Wilkes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wilford L. Wilkerson

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Aline Graham Wilson

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lucy Ellen Brasington

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Peggy Fogle Cox

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Nannie Miller Hursey Digh


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

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

 

Clyde Hawkins officiating. Burial followed in Sharon Memorial Park.

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

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

 

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

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

 

Wayne David Dixon

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Mary Etta Teal Helms

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

James Paul ‘Jake’ Horne Sr.

LANCASTER – James Paul “Jake” Horne Sr., 84, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006.

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

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

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

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

 

Ray A. James


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

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to the Cash Fire Department, Cheraw Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.

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

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

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

 

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

 

Curley ‘June’ Ketter Jr.


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

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

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

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

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

 

Ollie ‘Nana’ Brower Pegues

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

David Earl Pleasant

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

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Berean Sunday School Class or Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or St. David’s Episcopal Church, Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Greensboro, N.C., Mr. Pleasant was a son of the late David L. and Lena Mae Bean Pleasant. He was a leader in advertising for over 50 years. Mr. Pleasant retired in 1999 after directing advertising for the Moore’s Department Store chain for 34 years. He was a World War II, and United States Army Air Corps Veteran. Mr. Pleasant was a Flight Engineer-Gunner and flew combat missions over enemy occupied territory in Austria, Poland, Yugoslavia and Germany. He was a POW in Yugoslavia. Mr. Pleasant was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw, and the Berean Sunday School Class.

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

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

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

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

 

Goldia Jeanette Rivers

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

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

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

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

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

 

William Franklin ‘Willie’ Teal

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Julian D. Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dorothy Eddins Wilkes

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

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

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

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

 

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

Carolyn Talley Barber

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

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

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

Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Mrs. Barber was a daughter of the late Dewey Lee and Virginia Wessell Talley. She attended Ohio State University and was a library aid in Chagrin Falls High School for many years. Her love and devotion for children were evident in her continuing relationships with those students for many years after they had graduated. Mrs. Barber was a homemaker and an avid gardener, floral arranger and decorator. She was an associate member of the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw and was a member of Chagrin Falls United Methodist Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She and her husband were former residents of Chagrin Falls, Ohio area for over 35 years.

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

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

Paul T. ‘Buddy’ Brigman Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Anderson ‘Bernie’ Burns Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Larry Thomas Ford


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

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

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

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

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

 

Laura Baskins Gillespie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laura Baskins Gillespie

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

William Francis ‘Bill’ Haithcock

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ora Dell Ingram

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jasper Steve Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Janie Bell Larry

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Bette Morrison Lysz

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

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Pierce officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Lysz was a daughter of the late Edward Preston and Bessie Hall Morrison, and was the widow of Edward Lysz.  

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

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

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

 

Alaina Brooke Quick

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Myrtle Davis Rollins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cora Mungo Allen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gennie Ledwell Cummings

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

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

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

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

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

 

Dovie Boone Faile

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

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

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

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

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

Jeffrey Kent Caddell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marvin Thomas Walters

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

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

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

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

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

Carolyn Talley Barber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ray A. James

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

February 2006

Mary Henrietta Blackwell

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

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

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

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

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

Lloyd Cassidy

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

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

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

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

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

Christine Barrentine Caulder

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

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

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

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

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

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

William “Buster” Ervin Gaskins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Betty Lynch Langley

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fara Lee Louallen Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Geneva Middleton Belk

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

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

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

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

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

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

Terry Lynn Carter

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

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

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

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

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

Betty Walters Dutton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Claudia Lois Earle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Freeman

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purvis ‘P.J.’ Gainey

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House of Winston-Salem, N.C.; or the American Cancer Society.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Gainey was a son of Sallie Jones and the late Purvis Gainey. He was a longtime steel worker and recently retired from the Breakers Hotel in Myrtle Beach.

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

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

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

 Gerald Wayne Helms

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

Services were private.

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

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

Harold Hicks

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

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

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

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

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

 

Christopher Hoffman

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

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, from Praise The Lord Ministries. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Hoffman was a son of Benny and Merna Hoffman and Alicia Gregory.

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

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

Ethel F. Williams Snipes

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

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

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Dale Baptist Church Building Fund, 133 S. Potter Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Snipes was a daughter of the late James and Alice Williams, and was the widow of Ernest Melvin Snipes. She was a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church for more than 50 years, where she was Sunday School secretary in the adult department for more than 30 years.

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

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

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

Frankie Samuel King

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eugene C. Polson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maude Rollins Price

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Margie Mangum Vick

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

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

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

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

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

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

Howard Denton Williamson Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Walter Young Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Angela Hope Counts Easley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara ‘Bobbie’ Burch Evans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vera Moore Freeman

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth Plyler Griffin

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

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

Mrs. Griffin was born in Chesterfield County.

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

Horace Junior Gulledge

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mildred Hoffman Hancock

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Flonnie Joines Harrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gulah W. Huggins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Willa Rayfield Irvin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Johnnie Daniel Joplin

  1. CROGHAN – Johnnie Daniel Joplin, 90, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sara C. Kohler

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

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

Memorials may be made to Pageland United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 25, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Clarendon County, Mrs. Kohler was a daughter of the late Thomas and Blanche Wells Coffey, and was the widow of William E. Kohler.

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

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

Jack Lewis

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

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Lewis was a son of Rosella Williams Lewis and the late Tommy Lewis. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Mr. Lewis was a United States Army veteran and a member of the local VA organization. He loved to spend time with his family, working in his yard and going fishing. He worked for Galey and Lord in Society Hill.

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

William Donovan ‘Don’ McManus

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

The Rev. Daniel A. Morrison Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

T.C. Ratliff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Eudora H. Reynolds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Jenkins Sweat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ervin Bruce Bedenbaugh

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

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

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

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Bedenbaugh was a son of LaBruce Teal Bedenbaugh and the late Ervin Roland Bedenbaugh. He was a retired welder.

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

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

Tony Ray Blackmon

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

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

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

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

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

Annie Maude Cassidy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ferris Cato

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elois Peacola Ellerbe

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

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

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

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

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

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

Troy E. Haley

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

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

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

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

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

Samuel Bowen Ingram

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Willie Myers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thelma Lee Nivens

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

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

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

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

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

Charles A. Ratliff

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

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

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

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

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

James Wendell ‘Wink’ Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

Cornelius P. ‘C.P.’ Simpson

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

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

Memorials may be made to Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

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

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

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

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

Dorothy Benton Steen

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Wesley White

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Gladys Hopkins Watkins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

March 2006

Lillian B. Barnes-Ellison

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anthony C. Bruneio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edith Hinson Connell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Louise Ivey Haigler

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helms Johnson.

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

Susie M. Howard

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

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

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

Cheryl Stone Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Clara Belle Wright McQueen

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

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

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

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

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

Emma Jane Johnson Mixon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reece L. Oliver

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

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

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

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

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

Ernestine R. Prince

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

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

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

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

Vernell T. Quick

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

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

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

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

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

Queen Ellerbe Sellers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Larry Leon Teal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walter T. Adam

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

Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

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

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

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

Daisy Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

George H. Bruner Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clinton ‘June’ Burch Jr

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sandra D. Davis

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

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

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

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

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

Laurena Williams Ellison

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Annie Bell Shaw English

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

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

United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

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

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

Opal Catoe Hicks

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas Boswell Hunter Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

S.D. McQueen

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

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

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

Surviving are a special niece, Susie A. Williams of Clinton, Md.; and other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Rosa Sanders McQueen and Estella McQueen; three brothers, Melvin McQueen, Willie Dock McQueen and John Horace McQueen; and three sisters, Minnie M. Burch, Bertha M. Wilson and Nellie M. Williams Scott.

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

Kimberly Cherelle Melton

CHESTERFIELD – Kimberly Cherelle Melton, 20, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, from Salem Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chester-field Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Miss Melton was a daughter of Major John K. and Cherryl Harris Melton. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Miss Melton was a 2003 graduate of Chesterfield High School where she was a cheerleader and studious scholar. She was a nursing student at Richmond Community College in Hamlet, N.C.

Surviving are her parents of the home; her paternal grandfather, Ernest Melton Sr. of Cheraw; her maternal grandparents, James Sr. and Gloria L. Harris of Chesterfield; a great-grandmother, Dora Melton of Maryland; seven uncles, Micheal (Shawanda) Harris of Georgia, Greg Harris and James Harris Jr. of Chesterfield, Tony Black of Patrick, and Ernest (Geraldine) Melton Jr., David Melton and Mark (Ernestine) Melton of Cheraw; six aunts, Yvonne (Lee Thomas) Burch of Cheraw, Susan (Dennis) Johnson of Wadesboro, N.C., Shannon Harris of Decatur, Ga., and Margaret (James) Burch, Cathy (Demetrica) Bell and Betty (Charles) Norman of Cheraw; and great- aunts and -uncles.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ashlee LaRaine Melton; an aunt, Janice Harris Black; and a paternal grand-mother, Margaret Gillespie Melton.

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

Mary Carraway Rice

FLORENCE – Mary Carraway Rice, 94, died Saturday, March 4, 2006 in a Florence hospital after an illness.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Florence.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 87, Florence, S.C. 29503.

Born in Olanta, Mrs. Rice was a daughter of the late Simeon Carlyle and Blanche Ivy Carraway, and was the widow of Robert N. Rice. She retired from the Nettie Elizabeth Shop and Rice’s Men’s Store. Mrs. Rice attended Florence High School, was a patron of the Florence Symphony Orchestra and the Florence Little Theater, a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the McLeod Regional Medical Center and was a member of the Plain Dirt Garden Club.

Mrs. Rice was a member of Central United Methodist Church, where she was a recipient of the Women’s Service Award presented by the Central United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Christian Family Sunday School Class and the Eric Glenn/Mary Mott Herbert Circle.

Surviving are two brothers, James B. Carraway of Columbia, and J.W. “Bill” (Rachel) Carraway of Pageland; a sister, Annette C. Clayton of Beaver Falls, Penn.; seven nieces; seven nephews; a number of great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Simeon Carlyle Carraway Jr. and Howard E. Carraway; and a sister, Edith C. Reid.

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

Nellie Drake Sanders

CHERAW – Nellie Drake Sanders, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 from Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church with Dr. Johnnie F. McLendon officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Sanders was a daughter of the late Walter and Ina Drake. She was educated in Cheraw public schools. She joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church and later moved her membership to Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church where she was a faithful member, serving on the Mother’s Board, Missionary Society and the Senior Choir. She was the eldest member of the church.

Surviving are three daughters, Vivian (James) McClough of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Allie L. Sellers and Ollive Sanders of Cheraw; two sons, Melvin Sanders and Matthew Sanders of Cheraw; three sisters, Della Ford of Cheraw, Marie Cassidy of Philadelphia, Pa., and Margaret Ellison of New York, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Inez Sanders and Oralee Sanders; eight brothers and two sisters.

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

Lois Margreta ‘Cissy’ Brock Smith

CHERAW – Lois Margreta “Cissy” Brock Smith, 31, died Saturday, March 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of David Walter and Linda Wallace Brock. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Mrs. Smith was a National Board Certified Teacher at Cheraw High School and was Teacher of the Year in 2004. She was an advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Miss Brave Pageant. Mrs. Smith was the 2005 keynote speaker for Scotland County Relay for Life. She was a member of the Cheraw Country Club.

Surviving are her husband, Chris Smith of the home; a son, Garrett Christopher Smith of the home; a brother, David Walter Brock Jr. of Chesterfield; and her maternal grandmother, Lois J. Wallace of Bennettsville.

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

Josephine A. ‘Net’ Wallace

CHERAW – Josephine A. “Net” Wallace, 73, died Sunday, March 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

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

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Wallace was a daughter of the late Sam and Lilly Stacey Parks, and was the widow of William D. “Twee” Wallace. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a son, Randy (Penny) Wallace of Rockingham, N.C.; a daughter, Glenda (Bruce) Manville of Cheraw; a sister, Mary Hill of Hamlet, N.C.; a special granddaughter, Melissa Wallace of Bennettsville; three great-grandchildren, Brittnay Vaughn, Beth-any Vaughn and Austin Norris; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

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

Doretha Nivens Watson

CHESTERFIELD – Doretha Nivens Watson, 65, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 in Florence at Carolinas Hospital System.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 from Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Watson was a daughter of the late Doe and Mary Chapman Nivens.

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, C.L. Watson of Chesterfield; three daughters, Gloria Jean Watson of Cheraw, Priscillia Ann Clark of Chesterfield, and Lillie Mae (Napoleon) Watkins of Rockingham, N.C.; three sons, Clarence (Lizzie) Watson Jr., Randy Watson and Eddie Ray Watson of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren,

Gloria “Shantay” (Anthony) Culbertson of Concord, N.C., Nivea (Mitchell) Watson of Ruby, Alice Salena (Julio) Quintana of Papillion, Neb., Monica Lewis of Chesterfield, Quenyada Watson of Ruby, Aven Pigatt of Cheraw, Asheta Clark of Charleston, LaShunda Davis of Chesterfield, and Randi Rivers of Wadesboro, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Jacoby Ford of Concord, Deandie Lewis and Kenny Lewis of Chesterfield, and Mila Dunlap of Ruby; a daughter-in-law, Diane McFarlin of Cheraw; three sisters-in-law, Roseann Alexander of Chesterfield, Flora Benn Dixon of Fayetteville, N.C., and Clara Watson of Chesterfield; an aunt, Marie Chapman Merriman of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William Charles Watson and William Thurman Watson; and five sisters, Savannah Ford, Alease Wat-son, Corine Nivens, Thelma Williams and Narciss Johnson.

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

Patsy Gray White

CHERAW – Patsy Gray White, 44, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 2 in Browns-ville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Dillon, Mrs. White was a daughter of Martha McColl Cummings and the late James Robert Gray. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sisters, Diane Gray and Debbie Leviner of Cheraw; her

mother of Cheraw; two sons, Randolph Clayton Gray of Bennettsville, and Matthew D. Reep of Cheraw; and a daughter, China Danielle Chavis of Cheraw.

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

Sadie King Bruton

HARTSVILLE – Sadie King Bruton, 82, died Saturday, March 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 from Union United Methodist Church with the Revs. Roger Dodds and Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 837 Family Road, McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in Hartsville, Ms. Bruton was a daughter of the late Leonard and Lila Northcutt King. She graduated from McBee High School, attended Coker College, and was a member of Union United Methodist Church, The Eastern Star, United Methodist Women, and the Sonoco Old Timers Club. She retired from Sonoco Products Company. In her younger years Mrs. Bruton was very active in the community.

Surviving are a brother, Carl King of Hartsville; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Edgar Lee Eddins

CHESTERFIELD – Edgar Lee Eddins, 83, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 10, from Pine Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Eddins was a son of the late Cull L. and Laura Freeman Eddins, and was the widower of Emma Campbell Eddins. He was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens and was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Martha E. Ratliff of Wadesboro, N.C., and Sonia E (William C.) Adams of Chesterfield; a granddaughter, Amy (Russ) Carter of Chesterfield; two great-granddaughters, Rebecca Lane Carter and Kristen Blair Carter of Chesterfield; a brother, Charles W. (Patsy) Eddins of Chesterfield; three sisters, Louise Herndon of Greenville, Evelyn (David) Campbell of Spartan-burg, and Dot (Gerald) Pender of Chesterfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Larry Ratliff; two brothers, C.B. Eddins and Will Eddins; and two sisters, Ola Baker and Dolly Moore.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

 

 

Horace Griffin

MONROE, N.C. – Horace Griffin, 74, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Hospice of Union County.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11 from McEwen Colonial Chapel with the Revs. Frank Crump and Eric Cook officiating. Burial followed in Lakeland Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mr. Griffin was a son of the late Walter and Zetta Nash Griffin. He was a master carpenter. Mr. Griffin was a loving husband, father and brother.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Griffin of the home; a son, Dennis Horace (Sandy) Griffin of Monroe; two daughters Janet (Andy) Fowler and Jane (Terry) Griffin of Monroe; two stepsons, Fred Vick of Norwood, N.C., and Danny Vick of Patrick; two stepdaughters, Libby Holt and Lynn Simpson of Albemarle, N.C.; four grandchildren, Amy Shelton, Amanda Griffin, Adam Griffin and Valerie S. Page; a great-grandson, Kaden Griffin; a brother, Albert Griffin of Wingate, N.C.; three sisters, Martha Jean Coggins, Edith Brooks and Delphia Gardner of Monroe.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Keith Vick.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

John Carr Hennessee

CHERAW – John Carr Hennessee, 42, died Monday, March 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9 from First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Lumberton, N.C., Mr. Hennessee was a son of Carole Carr Hennessee and the late Thomas H. Hennessee. He was a graduate of Wingate University and was employed with the American Radio Relay League as a Regulatory Information Expert. A resident of Newington, Conn., for 20 years, Mr. Hennessee was a member of the Newington United Methodist Church, the Newington Kiwanis Club and the Newington Amateur Radio Club. He had made countless friends in countries around the world through his involvement in amateur radio. Mr. Hennessee was also involved with Newington Relay for Life.

Surviving are his mother of Cheraw; two sisters, Janet H. (Roger) Godwin of Greer, and Ann H. (Patrick) Shearer of Fort Mill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Felton Jackson

CHERAW – Felton Jackson, 67, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 after a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Elder Frank Leak Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Felton was a son of the late Felton and Betsy Kollack Jackson. He attended the public schools of Cheraw and retired from Cheraw Packing Plant. Mr. Felton attended the Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Jacqueline Jackson of Cheraw, and Barbara Clary of Maryland; two very special nieces, Stephanie Gail Jackson of Cheraw, and Katherine Franks of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two aunts, Hattie Blunt and Lucille Ingram of Washington, D.C.; a caregiver, Sarah Leak of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Jackson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Brian Joseph Johnson

HARTSVILLE – Brian Joseph Johnson, 28, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10 from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Arturo Dalupang officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Catholic Charity of Charleston, 1662 Ingram Road, Charleston, S.C. 29407.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Johnson was a son of James C. “Jimmy” and Veronica Quinn Johnson. He was a graduate of Hartsville High and was attending Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Surviving are his parents of Hartsville; and three brothers, Timothy C. Johnson of Florence, Steven J. (Gaybie) Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., and Christopher (Elizabeth) Johnson of Hartsville.
Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

James Earl Jones

WALLACE – James Earl Jones, 80, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Murray C. Jones and Ellen Bullard Jones. He was a World War II Army veteran and was a truck driver.

Surviving are a son, Glen Jones; three sisters, Lucille Pigge, Nell Clark and Betty Hinson; and three great-grandchildren, Jimmy Jones, Byron Jones and Andrea Faile.

He was preceded in death by a son, James R. “Pee Wee” Jones.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Bryce Lewis

ESTILL – Bryce Marcel Lewis, 15, died Thursday, March 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 from St. James Holiness Church. Burial followed in Gordon’s Cemetery, Pageland.

Mr. Lewis was a son of Fitzgerald Lewis and Sharon Busby Lewis.

Surviving are a brother, two stepbrothers and a half-sister; two grandmothers, Loretta Busby and Janie Lewis; a grandfather, Elijah White; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Garvin & Garvin Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Ruth Mayer

  1. PLEASANT – Ruth Rogers Mayer, 86, died Monday, March 13, 2006 in a Mt. Pleasant area hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 from Christ Our King Catholic Church Wednesday, March 15. The Rosary was at 6 p.m. Prayers of Final Commendation were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 in Penny Royal Cemetery, Georgetown, Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Charleston County Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston, S.C. 29401; or The Garden at Christ Our King Catholic Church, 1149 Russell Drive, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464

Born in Society Hill, Mrs. Mayer was a daughter of the late William Coker Rogers and Margaret Ruth Schwarz Rogers, and was the widow of Ebenezer Boyd Mayer. She was a graduate of Coker College and Appalachian State University and retired in 1985 from Charleston County Library as head of the Circulation Department. Mrs. Mayer also drove a bookmobile and was a member of Hobcaw Garden Club as well as the Hobcaw Yacht Club. She was a longtime member of Christ Our King Catholic Church and a volunteer at East Cooper Regional Medical Center.

Surviving are three sons, William Boyd (Mary “Molly”) Mayer, Greenleaf Mayer and Francis Marshall Mayer; a sister, Ann Rogers King of Society Hill; grandchildren, William Boyd (Mary

Dickey Boardman) Mayer Jr., Mary Buford Mayer (William Chandler) Shaw, Christopher Marshall Mayer, Kerrie Lynn Mayer, Stefan Randall Mayer and Caitlyn Coker Mayer; and three great-grandchildren, Mary Dickey Boardman Mayer, William Boyd Mayer III and Mary Gilchrist Shaw.

Arrangements were entrusted to J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Nathaniel Short

CHERAW – Nathaniel Short, 80, died Monday, March 6, 2006 at Dundee Nursing Home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11 from New Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Napoleon Zinnerman officiating. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Short was the son of the late Nathan and Nattie Chapman Short, and was the widower of Arie Short. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Short was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County.

Surviving are four sons, Carl (Ray Ann) Short of Chesterfield, Nathaniel (Rosa) Short of Hyattsville, Md., Michael Short of Atlanta, Ga., and Ross Short of Cheraw; three daughters, Roberta Bloomfield of Marietta, Ga., and Nezzie Short and Evelyn Short of Cheraw; an uncle, Weldon Short; three sons-in-law, Rufus Wilson of Cheraw, Jerry Watts of Salisbury, N.C., and Donnie Bloomfield of Atlanta; two daughters-in-law, Stacey Short of Chesterfield, and Betty Sue Short of Cheraw; 26 grand-children; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Short and Eugene Short; a daughter, Betty Sue Short Wilson; and two brothers, Carl Short and Wilbert Short.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

George Edward Trout

CHERAW – George Edward “Mr. T” Trout, 87, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at the Chesterfield Convalescent Center following a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Born in Baltimore, Md., Mr. Trout was a son of the late Gertrude Trout. He attended Philadelphia public schools and was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Trout owned an auto body repair shop all his life. He was a soft-spoken man and a pleasure to be around.

Surviving are his wife, Kay J. Trout; two stepdaughters, Joyce “Jay” Jackson of Cheraw and Richelle (Terry) Crook of California; four sisters-in-law, Nettie (Neal) Spaulding of West Chester, Pa., Doris (Larry) Harris of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Shirley (James) Keitt of Kennett Square, Pa.; two brothers-in-law, Richard of Malvern, Pa., and Phil of Norristown, Pa.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

 

Percy Usher

WALLACE – Percy Usher, 75, died Sunday, March 12, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 from First Baptist Church. Burial with military honors followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Wallace Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 245, Wallace, S.C. 29596; or Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, 212 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Usher was a son of the late Percy and Hattie McGee Usher Sr. He was a member of Better Breathers at Scotland Memorial Hospital, National Guard Retirees Club. Mr. Usher had served as a Scout Master. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, formerly serving in the choir. Mr. Usher enjoyed spending time with grandchildren, farming and was a sports fan.

Surviving are his wife, Merlin Jacobs Usher of Wallace; four daughters, Wanda Usher of Charleston, Sharon (Bo) Caston of Greenville, Kathy (Keith) Jones of Charlotte, N.C., and Christy (Mark) Kollitz of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Austin Usher of Charleston; three sisters, Elsie Garcia of Chino, Calif., and Vera Smith and Ruby Davis of Bennettsville; and three grand-children, Julia Kollitz, Andrew Kollitz and Samantha Jones.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 16, 2006.

Dickie Allen

PAGELAND – Dickie Allen, 45, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held Thursday, Feb. 9 from Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mr. Allen was a son of the late Richard “Dee” Dunlap and Etta Burch Allen.

Surviving are a son, Alexander Blakeney of Pageland; a daughter, Marie Etta Blakeney of Pageland; six brothers, Charlie (Mary) Allen, Clemson (Rosa Lee) Allen, Louis (Hattie) Allen and Ronnie Allen of Pageland, Truman Choplin of Charlotte, N.C., and Dewey Dunlap of Winston-Salem, N.C.; seven sisters, Etta (Francis) Burch, Marion (Johnny) Balthrop, Elise (Robert) Jordan, Rebecca McCray, Myrtle Nicholson, Eliza Allen and Sarah Dunlap of Pageland.

Arrangements were entrusted to King Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Lanston Blakeney

PAGELAND – Lanston Blakeney, 65, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19 from Flemming Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Newman officiating.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Blakeney was a son of the late Florence Scarborough and Lanston Blakeney. He was a graduate of Petersburg High School.

Surviving are his wife, Hester Mae Blakeney; a daughter, Gail Elaine Blakeney of the home; a son, Lanston R. Blakeney of Morven, N.C.; six brothers, Jessie (Mildred) Edgeworth, Martin (Libby) Scarborough of Capital Heights, Md., Preston Scarborough of Atlanta, Ga., MacArthur (Vernetta) Blakeney of Washington, D.C., Donnie (Rosemary) Blakeney of Randallstown, Md., and Fairley (Cynthia) Blakeney of Pageland; four sisters, Laries Jean (Lonnie) Huntley of Wingate, N.C., Bettie Jean (Joe) Thompson of Charlotte, N.C., and Matherine Blakeney of Charlotte; a step sister, Shirley (Larry) Williams of Charlotte; a foster sister, Alveta Benson of Charlotte; his mother-in-law, Bernice Wilson of Mt. Croghan; five sisters-in-law, Mamie Miller, Elaine Wilson, Betty Wilson and Vivian McBride of Cheraw, and Justine (James) Harrell of Jefferson; five brothers-in-law, Tommy Wilson, Jimmy Lee Wilson, Johnny (Belinda) Wilson and Ray Wilson of Mt. Croghan, and Michael (Lillie) Wilson of Marshville; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Laura B. Reid.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Pageland.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Viola Jackson White Brock

CHERAW – Viola Jackson White Brock, 66, died Monday, March 20, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23 from Brock’s Mill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, N.C.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Brock was a daughter of the late John and Ethel Jackson, and was the widow of James D. White and Lonnie May Brock. She was a homemaker and a member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, John (Crystal) White of Salisbury, N.C., and James T. White of Cheraw; a daughter, Betty Sue (Jeff) Richardson of Waxhaw, N.C.; a brother, Henry T. Jackson of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Katie White (Michael) Sadler, Andrew White, Marie Richardson, Cecile Richardson, Candace White and Rebecca White.
She was preceded in death by a son, David Dudley White, and a grandson, Tommy White.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Shirley Watson Case

McBEE – Shirley Watson Case, 66, died Friday, March 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 20 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial followed in New Providence Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Charitable Hands are Devine Foundation, c/o Kittie Mooneyhan, 869 Pebble Lane, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Case was a daughter of the late Charlie C. and Ruth Gainey Watson. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and retired from Morrell Nursing Home.

Surviving are a daughter, Renee (Gene) Feagin of McBee; two sisters, Kittie (Frank) Mooneyhan of Lugoff, and Sherri (John) Klatt of Brussells; a grandchild, Jessica Johnson; and a great-grandchild, Skyler Johnson of Hartsville.

She was preceded in death by sons, Ray Von Anderson Jr. and William Leon Anderson; a brother, Wallace Lee Watson; and a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

LawrenceRaymond “Larry” Conrad

CHESTERFIELD – Lawrence Raymond “Larry” Conrad, 57, died Friday, March 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Wilkerson, 336 Womble Hill Road, Chesterfield, S.C.; or the American Heart Association, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, N.C.

Born in Ft. Pierce, Fla., Mr. Conrad was a son of the late Raymond Farr and Rada Marie Garvin Conrad. He was a retired employee of Tucker Lumber Company and was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Conrad attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy Denise Turnage Conrad of the home; a daughter, Jamie Rae Conrad of Vero Beach, Fla.; a step son, Randy Melton of Chesterfield; a step daughter, Lorie Melton of Chesterfield; three grand-sons, Corey Ray Conrad, Steven Walden Slusser II and Mark Donahue Jr.; a brother, Francis Conrad of Florida; and a sister, Mary Hartsfield of Georgia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

 

Larry ‘Jake’ Cox

WALLACE – Larry “Jake” Cox, 16, died Saturday, March 18, 2006 as the result of an automobile accident.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, from Maranatha Family Center, Cheraw. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Laurinburg, N.C., Mr. Cox was a son of Edward Lee Cox Jr. and Tammy Driggers Cox. He was a junior at Marlboro County High School and was active in the FFA program. Mr. Cox loved to hunt, fish and play guitar.

Surviving are his parents; a sister, Nicole Cox of Wallace; his maternal grandparents, Larry and Virginia Driggers of Bennettsville; and a paternal grandmother, Mary Frances Cox of Wallace.

He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Edward Lee Cox Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

James Gaskins

JEFFERSON – James Gaskins, 81, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Carolina Medical Center after an illness.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Lucille Deese Gathings

MORVEN, N.C. – Lucille Deese Gathings, 90, died Monday, March 20, 2006 in Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 from Morven Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Traywick and the Rev. Bill Whitlow officiating. Burial followed in Morven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Morven Baptist Church, P.O. Box 337, Morven, N.C. 28119.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Gathings was a daughter of the late John Lucian and Lela Purvis Deese. She was retired from Robertson Fabrics, Inc. in Cheraw, and was a member of Morven Baptist Church.

Surviving are five children, Charles (Linda) Gathings of Simpsonville, James Gathings of Laurinburg, N.C., Joyce (Fred) Kidd of Mechanicsville, Va., Carolyn Witt of Boone, N.C., and Ronald Gathings of Fayetteville, N.C.; her sisters and brothers, Zona Adams, Hazel Surratte and Harold Deese of Morven, and Martin Deese of Pageland; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Ronnie Kenneth Gibson

RUBY – Ronnie Kenneth Gibson, 56, died Monday, March 20, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Gibson was a son of the late John C. “Lummie” and Bertha Cleo Kirkley Gibson. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic and a United States Army veteran, having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Gibson was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and was a member of the Ruby-Mt. Croghan American Legion Post 134.

Surviving are four brothers, James W. (Sarah) Gibson of Kannapolis, N.C., Billy T. “Bate” Gibson of Chesterfield, Robert L. (Lib) Gibson of Spartanburg, and John “Jimmy” (Bonnie Jean) Gibson Jr. of Chesterfield; four sisters, Bobbie (Bobby Jule) Gulledge of Concord, N.C., Betty (Billy) Sellers of Cheraw, Jean Rhynes of Ruby, and Gail (Tom) Cassidy of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Harold Gibson, and a sister, Genora Faile.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Catherine C. Greene

CHERAW – Catherine C. Greene, 60, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18 from St. James A.M.E. Zion with the Rev. Diane Belk officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A daughter of Marie Mumford Chapman and the late Jesse L. Chapman, Mrs. Greene was educated in Chesterfield County schools. She joined St. James at an early age. She was a faithful member until she relocated to Philadelphia, Pa., where she continued in her faith. Mrs. Greene enjoyed and took pride in her career as a private-duty health-care giver.
Surviving are her mother, Annie Marie (Paul) Merriman of Cheraw; a son, Maurice (fiancée Millie Martinez) Greene of Philadelphia; four grand-children, Shalonda, Jazmin, Maurice Jr.

and Moesherri; his mother-in-law, Florence Odessa; four sisters, Margaree (J.C.) Patrick of Brooklyn, N.Y., Madgaree (James Wesley) Merriman of Jacksonville, Fla., Lorine (Emanuel) Hough of Chesterfield, and Doris (Earl) Xavier of Cheraw; two brothers, Lee Manuel (Bernice) Chapman of Philadelphia, and Lee Curtis (Minnie Ree) Chapman of Washington, D.C.; two special nephews, Donald White Jr. and Desean White of the home; a special niece, Lady Jessica Marie White of the home; and a number of other relatives and friends

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Richard Eugene Hollis

CHERAW – Richard Eugene Hollis, 67, died Sunday, March 12, 2006.

A funeral service with military honors was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, from Faith Presbyterian Church.

Born in Athens, Ga., Mr. Hollis was a son of the late Freddie H. and Willie Mae Wheelis Hollis. He was a United States Army veteran, entering at West Point and serving honorably for over 10 years.

Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Dawn Cottingham Hollis of Cheraw; a brother, Fred C. Hollis of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Frances Norris of Alcoa, Tenn., and Patricia “Patsy” Johnson of Dexter, Ga.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Danny LaRue Keith

SOCIETY HILL – Danny LaRue Keith, 50, died Saturday, March 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Keith was a son of the late James Hoover and Bernice Virginia Freeman Keith. He worked in construction all of his life. Mr. Keith was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church, and was a member of AA.

Surviving are a son Daniel Caleb Keith of Cheraw; two brothers, Robert L. “Robbie” Keith of Society Hill, and James E. “Eddie” Keith of Los Angles, Cal.; a sister, Mary Jane K. Flowers of Society Hill; and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Betty Lewis

CHERAW – A funeral service for Betty Lewis, 52, was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006, from Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. Burial followed Friday in the Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Surviving is a sister, Cheryl Johnson of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

 

Robert Jerome McCoy

HARTSVILLE – Robert Jerome McCoy, 56, died Friday, March 17, 2006.
A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19 in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in McBee, Mr. McCoy was a son of William and Lizzie Lyles McCoy. He had retired from Hatchell’s Salvage.

Surviving are four sisters, Elizabeth Spell, Lou Ann Wilkes, “Candy” Johnson and Carolyn Campbell; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Nan B. McKay

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Nan B. McKay died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Hospice Solace Center.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23 from Mountain Area Hospice Chapel. Burial services will be held in Pageland at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, N.C. 28813.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. McKay was a daughter of the late Evander and Lillie Boatwright Baker. She was employed with Sears Credit Department. Mrs. McKay was an avid bowler.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda McMahan of Asheville, and Anita McKay of New York; a son, Lt. Col. (U.S.A Ret.) Eugene (Nancy) McKay of

Winston Salem, N.C.; and three grand-children, Catherine McKay, Stuart McKay and Scott McMahan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Groce Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

Myrtle Ann Miller

JEFFERSON – Myrtle Ann Miller, 96, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12 from Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Curtis and Lola McIntyre Miller. She was the widow of Jerry Miller, to whom she had been married for 51 years.

Surviving are four sons, Jerry Lee Miller and Gerald Miller of Jefferson, Olin (Ethel) Miller of Pageland, and Benjamin Miller of New Britain, Conn.; a brother, Larry Miller of Pageland; two sisters, Lois Lowery and Waverlene Blakeney of Pageland; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynette Huntley; three brothers, R.J. Miller, R.B. Miller and Sam Miller; and a sister, Georgia Mae Pate.

Arrangements were entrusted to King Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 23, 2006.

David C. Black

  1. CROGHAN – David C. Black, 70, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25 from Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Black was a son of the late William Pressley Black and Nellie Stanton Black Gulledge. He was a retired employee of Spring Industries. Mr. Black was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member and former Post Commander of the Mt. Croghan-Ruby American Legion Post 134 and had served as District Commander. Mr. Black was a member and former deacon of Cross Roads Baptist Church and had served on various other committees.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Hancock Black of the home; two sons, Michael (Margie) Black and Ricky (Sherry) Hancock of Mt. Croghan; two grandchildren, Chris Black and Ashley Hancock; two sisters, Eunice Eason of Pageland, and Rosie Campbell of Concord, N.C.; three stepbrothers, Bert Gulledge, Benny Gulledge and Bobby Gulledge of Kannapolis, N.C.; and three stepsisters, Dorothy Dean of Kannapolis, N.C., Myrtle Reel of Salisbury, N.C., and Virginia Hancock of Mt. Croghan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Martha Jones Chavis

BENNETTSVILLE – Martha Jones Chavis, 69, died at her home Friday, March 24, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26 in Sunset Memorial Park.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Chavis was a daughter of the late Jim and Angie Driggers Jones. She was retired from Mohawk Oak River Mills Plant.

Surviving are a brother, Charles Jones; three sisters, Frances Nolan, Pearl Quick and Minnie Weaver of Bennetts-ville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Bernice ‘Bun’ Johnson Jr.

CHERAW – Bernice “Bun” Johnson Jr., 51, died Saturday, March 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25 from White Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. C.A. McKinney officiating. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Wallace, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Bernice Johnson Sr. and Florence Johnson. He attended the public schools of Marlboro County.

Surviving are his wife, Gracie Johnson of Cheraw; four sons, Anthony Malachi of Washington, D.C., William Joe Johnson of Cheraw, and Vincent McCrae and Fredrick McCrae, of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Tiffany Strong and Denise Strong of Cheraw; his mother of Wallace; three sisters, Mary Potter of Wallace, Leslie (Fred) Sands of Norfolk, Va., and Julia Johnson of Bennettsville; two brothers, Benjamin Johnson and Calvin Johnson of Wallace; his mother-in-law, Joretta (Raymond) Ballard of Cheraw; five sisters-in-law, Nezzie (William) Chapman, Rebecca (Jessie) Edgeworth, Josephine Jackson, Marilyn Greggs and Cathy (Thomas) Burnis of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Ricky Howard of Cheraw; four aunts, Beatrice Hooks of Brooklyn, N.Y., Julia Littles of Cheraw, Fannie Rogers of Wallace, and Viola Harrington of Seattle, Wash.; four uncles, Jerry Ingrams, Wilson Johnson, Ivory Moore and June Brown; 12 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

J.L. Joplin

  1. CROGHAN – J.L. Joplin, 72, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Joplin was a son of the late Edward and Nettie Jordan Joplin. He was a retired Chesterfield County employee and attended Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Roxie Mills Joplin of the home; three sons, Thomas (Gail) Joplin of Patrick, Danny (Millie) Joplin of Cassatt, and Junior (Tara) Joplin of Mt. Croghan; a daughter, Shirley (Harry) Donahue of Mt. Croghan; a brother, Glenn Joplin of Kannapolis, N.C.; three sisters, Bobbie Holbrook and Ruby Self of Kannapolis; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Louise Martin Kelly

CHESTERFIELD – Louise Martin Kelly, 77, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 27 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Oakland Baptist Church Music Ministry, c/o Janice Sowell, 749 T.S. Sellers Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Kelly was a daughter of the late Dan A. and Florice Landon Martin. She was a homemaker and lifelong member of Oakland Baptist Church. Mrs. Kelly loved to bake for others and was affectionately known as “The Cake Lady.”

Surviving are a son, J. Ted (Jan) Vick of Chesterfield; two daughters, Starr V. (the Rev. Lonnie) Melton of Chesterfield, and Donna K. Blackmon of Lancaster; a brother, Fay (Edith) Martin of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren, Kelli (David) Gainey, Rep. Ted M. (Melissa) Vick, Chad (Tara) Vick, Brandy (Gene) Teal, Ashley (Marc) Lapointe, Chloe Blackmon and Maci Blackmon; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray Martin, Howard Martin and John G. Martin; and three sisters, Violet Woodward, Vera Marin and Helen Bonnette.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

 

Margaret Pittman ‘Peggy’ Moore

CHERAW – Margaret Pittman “Peggy” Moore, 87, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30 from First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Altar Guild Fund, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Katherine McDougal Pittman, and was the widow of Robert Willard Moore. She was a retired public school teacher and principal, and served for 37 years in Albermarle, Winston Salem, and Charlotte, N.C., and in Cheraw. Mrs. Moore was a graduate of Wingate College and Appalachian State Teachers’ College. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and watching sporting events. Mrs. Moore was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Joy Club. She was a charter member of the Fred and Lorraine Harris Sunday School Class, assisted in her church’s ministry to shut-ins, and was a volunteer with the Chesterfield General Hospital Auxiliary.

For the last four years, Mrs. Moore made her home at Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee in Florence, where she made a host of friends and was an active resident.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Robert W. (Betsey) Moore of Florence; a daughter, Karen A. Moore of Lexington; and two grandchildren, Meg Moore of Furman University in Greenville, and Hunter Moore of Florence.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

James Edwin Redfern Jr.

JEFFERSON – James Edwin Redfern Jr., 70, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in Jefferson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Thad E. Saleeby Development Center, 714 Lewellen Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Redfern was a son of the late James Edwin and Mary Davis Redfern. He was a member of Jefferson Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Betty D. Gulledge of Jefferson; a cousin and guardian, Paul Wallace III of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; and several other cousins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Joel ‘Jody’ Riley

CHERAW – Joel “Jody” Riley, 53, died at his home Sunday, March 19, 2006 after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 from Palmetto Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Riley was a son of the late James and Emily Grant Riley.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Creel of Charleston, Lisa Strickland of Florence, and Jody Barfield of Florence; two stepsons, Michael Williams of McBee, and Victor Allen Flowers of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, James Riley and Stevie L. Riley of Statesville, N.C.; a sister, Joyce Krawic of Kernersville, N.C., and six grand-sons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Callie Jane Whitaker Sinclair

CHESTERFIELD – Callie Jones Whitaker Sinclair, 98, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Born in Polkton, N.C., Ms. Sinclair was a daughter of the late Sidney and Hallie Jane Porter Bowden. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Theron Whitaker of Concord, N.C., James “Bill” (Faye) Whitaker of Clover, and Bobby (Brenda) Whitaker and Ted Whitaker of Glencoe, Ky.; 20 grand-children; 30 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Aaron Whitaker and Gene Whitaker, and a daughter, Bonnie Gainey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

 

Kirk Allen Stephens

HARTSVILLE – Kirk Allen Stephens, 42, died Friday, March 24, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26 from the Chapel Norton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Stephens was a son of the late John Allen and Mildred Johnson Stephens.

Surviving are his wife, Shelia Teal Stephens of Patrick; two sons, John Carl Stephens and Donald Stephens of Patrick; and a sister, Lisa Gardner of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Daniel Lee Tillman Jr.

CHERAW – Daniel Lee Tillman Jr., 84, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27 from First Presby-terian Church, Cheraw. Burial with military honors followed in Saint David’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Saint David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Carter Blake Tillman Scholarship Fund at Presbyterian College, Office of College Advancement, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, S.C. 29325.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Tillman was a son of the late Lena Amos Tillman and Daniel Lee Tillman Sr. He graduated from Cheraw High School and attended Clemson Agricultural and Mechanical College until he was called into the United States Army during World War II, serving in the European Theatre. Also, he served in Korea during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Tillman was a partner and owner for 56 years of Dan L. Tillman and Sons Insurance and Real Estate Company, which was established by his father in 1926. 

Mr. Tillman was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw, and had served as Deacon, Elder, Treasurer and Clerk of Sessions. He was a former president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and president of the Cheraw Kiwanis Club. Mr. Tillman served 40 years as treasurer of the Cheraw Country Club and received a life membership. He also served as an officer of Five Oaks Post of the American Legion. Mr. Tillman served on the advisory board of First Citizens Bank of Cheraw for 40-plus years. He also served as the treasurer of the Cheraw Recreation Committee in its beginning.

Mr. Tillman was an avid sports fan who played golf, basketball, baseball and tennis in school. He adored watching his five grandchildren compete in sports and was a faithful follower of his beloved Clemson Tigers. He served as the County IPTAY Representative for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Ruth Raines Tillman of Cheraw; two sons, Daniel Lee (Karen) Tillman III and William Raines “Bill” (Charlene) Tillman Sr. of Cheraw; five grand-children, Daniel Lee Tillman IV, Carolyn Marsch Tillman, Robert Blake Tillman, William Raines Tillman Jr. and Benjamin Charles Tillman all of Cheraw; a sister, Virginia Watts of Goldsboro, N.C.; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Tillman, and a sister, Deeda T. Sessoms.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

Burris R. Woodward

RUBY – Burris R. Woodward, 72, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26 in Watson Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Woodward was a son of the late Maxie C. and Mattie Hancock Woodward, and was the widower of Jean Bone Wood-ward. He was a retired employee of BGF Industries. Mr. Woodward was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Ruby Masonic Lodge 314.

Surviving are a daughter, Mandi (Tony) Cassidy of Ruby; two sisters, Mary Hancock of Ft. Lawn, and Estelle Short of Lancaster; a grandson, Cody Cassidy; and two step- grandchildren, Anthony Cassidy and Crystal Cassidy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  March 30, 2006.

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

April 2006

Jessie Sullivan Brewer

Jessie Sullivan Brewer, 92, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held Friday, March 31 from the chapel of Lancaster Funeral Home with the Revs. Pat Minihane, John Clyburn and Howard Penegar Jr. officiating. Burial was private in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund, 3052 Taxahaw Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Brewer was a daughter of the late William and Susan Sullivan, and was the widow of Roy Brewer. She was treasurer for Brewer Sand Co., was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and taught Sunday School in Moriah Baptist Association churches for more than 40 years.

Surviving are a son, Jimmie B. (Patricia) Brewer of Murrells Inlet; a daughter, Jean Brewer Parker of Lancaster; a sister, Aletha Clyburn of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Audreya Brewer Adams, Carmen N. Wilcox, Kathryn N. Starnes and Bradford Brewer; five great-grandchildren, Holly A. Johnston, Cory L. Phelps, Chase Adams, Matthew Lambert and Jaden Brewer; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lynn “Blimp” Brewer.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 6, 2006.

William Franklin ‘Pete’ Brock

CHESTERFIELD – William Franklin “Pete” Brock, 72, died Friday, March 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2 from Ruby Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bo

Yates officiating. Burial followed in Fork Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Brock was a son of the late Benjamin A. and Ida Brock, and was the widower of Doris Ann Kirkley Brock. He was a retired employee of Burlington Industries with 30 years service. Mr. Brock was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and was a faithful member of Ruby Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a brother, Ben “Toby” Brock Jr. of Rockingham, N.C.; two sisters, Sue Rivers and Jessie Johnson of Chesterfield; two sisters-in-law, Eloise W. Brock and Laura W. Brock of Cheraw; a number of nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog Bubba.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Baxter Brock, Lawson Brock, James Brock and Lee Brock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Claytie Gaddy Burch

  1. CROGHAN – Claytie Gaddy Burch, 82, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006.
    A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1 from Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.
    Born in Ruby, Mrs. Burch was a daughter of the late John Weldon and Notie Ellen Freeman Gaddy, and was the widower of Emsley Burch. She was a retired textile employee and a member of Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Cassidy Deese of Marshville, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Henrietta Cassidy of Jenison, Mich.; two granddaughters, Brandy Gleason of Charlotte, N.C., and Kelly Blount of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harland Gaddy of Mt. Croghan; and a sister-in-law, Jenelle Gaddy of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Cassidy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Robert Campbell

CHESTERFIELD – Robert Campbell, 62, died Sunday, March 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 24 from Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Robert Gordon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Campbell was a son of the late Minnie Campbell. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Ruth Campbell; a daughter, Teresa Campbell of the home; a son, Dwight L. Campbell of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Elsie Carolyn Ratliff of Chesterfield; a brother, Kenneth Campbell of Charlotte, N.C.; an uncle, Ben Campbell of Chesterfield; two sisters-in-law, Sandra (Eddie) Vaughn of Charlotte, and Ruby Jean (Joe) Broadway of Clarksville, Tenn.; six brothers-in-law, Elijah (Althea) Tillman of Charlotte, Barnie (Lorraine) Tillman of Cheraw, Darris Tillman of Morven, N.C., Curtis Tillman of Morven, and James Crowder of Charlotte; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law, Edoris Crowder of Charlotte, and Dianne Ritter of Morven.

Arrangements were entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Directors. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Betty Jean Gainey Cassidy

HARTSVILLE – Betty Jean Gainey Cassidy, 68, died Sunday, April 2, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Cassidy was a daughter of the late Archie and Mary Shumate Gainey, and was the widow of Olin Franklin Cassidy. Surviving are a daughter, Angie Smothers of Hartsville; two sons, Pat Cassidy and Matt Cassidy of Hartsville; six sisters, Janice Shaw and Rebecca Kissiah of Hartsville, Henrietta Price of Patrick, Diane Wilks and Gloria Faye Hall of Chesterfield, and Shirley Griggs of Darlington; a brother, William “Buddy” Gainey of Lanett, Ala.; seven grand-children; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Robert ‘Bob’ John Eschenfelder

CHERAW – Robert “Bob” John Eschenfelder, 74, died Monday, April 3, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6 from First United Methodist Church.

Born in Nazareth, Pa., Mr. Eschen-felder was a son of the late Russell P. and Ellen Evans Eschenfelder. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Eschenfelder was retired from the Weller Division of Cooper Tool Industries, having worked in Easton, Pa., and Cheraw. He was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Faye Eileen Dennis Eschenfelder of Cheraw; two daughters, Susan Lynn Eschenfelder of Cheraw, and Ellen Jane Eschenfelder of Lansdowne, Pa.; a son-in-law, Rick Friedman of Lansdowne; a brother, Russell E. Eschenfelder of Bangor, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Amy Michelle Eschenfelder of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Roger Timothy ‘Tim’ Hancock

PAGELAND – Roger Timothy “Tim” Hancock, 66, died March 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held Sunday, April 2 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201; Paws and Claws of Chesterfield County, c/o Jerry Gaskins, 84 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Hancock was a son of the late R. Paul and Millie Jordan Hancock. He was a graduate of Pageland High School and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mr. Hancock was an employee of Nyanza in Ruby for 16 years and Bowater Corporation for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach, and being with his family. Mr. Hancock was fond of all animals, especially his com-panion dog, Cassie.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Pat; a daughter, Cyn (Chris) Taylor of Lexington; a son, Shane (Anna) Hancock of Pageland; four grand-daughters, Erin Taylor, Cory Taylor, Caroline Hancock and Sarah Hancock; a sister, Lib (Donald) Eddins of Ruby; two brothers-in-law, Riley (Pam) Mangum of Charlotte, N.C., and Wiley (Cindy) Mangum of Marshville, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Cindy Mangum of Leesburg, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Priscilla Wilkes Lee

 CHERAW – Priscilla Wilkes Lee, 67, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6 from North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, c/o Mary Gaskins, 122 Bob White Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Richmond County, N.C., Mrs. Lee was a daughter of the late Elwood and Valeria Windham Wilkes. She was a retired employee of Dan River and a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Carl E. Lee of the home; three daughters, Sharon G. (Vaden) Freeman of Chesterfield, Debbie G. (Dennis) Freeman of Florence, and Karlette L. McDade of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Lee McDade, Brandon Freeman, Logan Freeman and Hannah Freeman; two brothers, Bernie (Joyce) Simpson of Cheraw, and the Rev. Jerry (Sandra) Wilkes of Salisbury, N.C.; two sisters, Shirley (Frank) Goodwin of Hampton, Va., and Barbara Tharp of Liberty; and a special friend, Betty Jo Clark.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Simpson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Connie Chapman Newton

WADESBORO, N.C. – Connie Chapman Newton, 37, died Thursday, March 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 3 from Faith Community Church in Society Hill. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Killeen, Texas, Mrs. Newton was a daughter of the Rev. Troy Wayne and Carolyn Turner Chapman. She was a graduate of Emmanuel Christian School and was a home-maker. Mrs. Newton was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, Doug Newton; a son, Brandon Newton of Wadesboro; her parents of Society Hill; a brother, Troy Wayne (Stacey) Chapman Jr. of Hartsville; two sisters, Sandy Chapman (Brian) Johnson of Walnut Cove, N.C., and Ashley Chap-man of Society Hill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Ruth Gainey Rogers

 HARTSVILLE – Ruth Gainey Rogers, 79, died Monday, April 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 from New Market United Methodist Church with the Revs. Scott Petry, Dora Gafford and Ben Gafford officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to New Market United Methodist Church, 1921 W. Old Camden Hwy., McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of the late Pinkney and Lilly Warren Gainey. She was a member of New Market United Methodist Church, the choir, and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. She was past president of the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are her husband, Rozier R. Rogers of Hartsville; four daughters, the Rev. Barbara (Cooper) Segars, Darlene (Leon) Gaddy Sr. and Dianne (Ronald) Haney of Hartsville, and the Rev. Dora (the Rev. Ben) Gafford of Bennettsville; nine grandchildren, Lee

 

Segars Jr., Brian Segars, Natalie “Dee” Segars Davis, Leon Gaddy Jr., Naomi Gaddy Holley, David Haney, Stacey Haney Hamrick, Reagan Gafford and Lindsey Gafford; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Rozier Rogers Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Vivian Register Ousley

CHESTERFIELD – Vivian Register Ousley, 70, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6 in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Born in Timmonsville, Mrs. Ousley was a daughter of the late Duncan Beard and Paine White Register. She was a retired patient caregiver. Mrs. Ousley was a Baptist and former member of First Baptist Church in Florence.

Surviving are her husband, William Howard Ousley of the home; two sons, Michael (Terry) Smith of Hartsville, and Lex (Karen Grantham) Smith of Patrick; three daughters, Vickie Perkins of Maurice, La., Allison (Mark) Maio of Patrick, and Robin (Lance) Labine of Yadkinville, N.C.; two step daughters, Sheila Ousley and Cindy (Rick) Morrison of Hartsville; a brother, James E. Register of Elgin; a sister, Sally Taylor of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grand-children.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Etta Mae Blackmon Robinson

LANCASTER – Etta Mae Blackmon Robinson, 99, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Cheraw Health Care.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 from Westside Cemetery with the Revs. Kyle Sims and Gilbert Rowell officiating.

Memorials may be made to First ARP Church, 701 N. Main St., Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of the late John and Etta Sistare Blackmon, and was the widow of James Clark Robinson. She and her husband owned and operated Robinson Clothing Store. Mrs. Blackmon was a member of First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Robinson (Cornelius) Young of Cheraw; a sister, Effie Taylor of Lenoir, N.C.; three grandchildren, Karen Mathewes of Florence, and Sarah Young and David (Stacey) Young of Birmingham, Ala; and three great-grandchildren, Russell Matthewes, Kevin Matthewes and Sarah Mathewes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Mildred Short

CHERAW – Mildred Short, 85, died Saturday, March 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1 from Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony P. Miller officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ms. Short was a daughter of the late Jolly and Fannie Short, and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sisters, Catherine Dorsey, Cleo Smith and Naomi Brice; two daughters, Julia (Joseph Green) Short and Geneva (Herbert Logan) Short; six grandchildren, Veronica Stewart (Per) Islander, Marsha Short, Michele Hunt, Rodney Hunt, Nicole (Samuel) McKnight and Timothy (Dawn) Hunt; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rudell Short; a son-in-law, Bobby Stewart, and a grandson, David Bernard Stewart Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Edna Stephenson Spears

COLUMBIA – Edna Elizabeth Stephenson Spears, 89, died Thurs-day, March 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday April 1 from Washington Street United Methodist Church, Christ Chapel. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens.

Born in Waxhaw, N.C., Mrs. Spears was a daughter of the late Edwin E. and Eloise Thomas Stephenson. She grew up in Chesterfield, and received her B.A. degree from Flora McDonald College in Laurinburg, N.C. Mrs. Spears retired as the assistant to the Director of Computer Services with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. She was a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Spears was a professional woman, and a community and church leader over many years. President of the Methodist Women of the Church, The William Capers Class, and an active member of Washington Street Methodist Church, she held deep theological convictions with the peace and strength derived there from. As a professional in the University of South Carolina School of Education, she worked tirelessly to improve the education of teachers in South Carolina. As executive assistant to Dr. William S. Hall of the South Carolina Mental Health Department, Mrs. Spears labored for over 20 years on behalf of the mentally handicapped and the mentally ill.

Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Vernon Alexander Spears Sr.; three sons, V. Alex Spears Jr. of Columbia, Robert E. Spears Sr. of Charlotte, N.C., and Michael E. Spears of Spartanburg; a daughter, Anne Spears Walsh of Columbia; a brother, Eugene Stephenson of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a son, J. Stephen Spears.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Claudia Celestine Weston

CHERAW – Claudia Celestine Weston, 75, died Monday, March 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1 from G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Samuel L. Sparks officiating.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Weston was a daughter of the late Thomas Warren and Ida Harrington Smoot. After graduating from Coulter Academy, she earned a bachelor of arts in elementary education from Johnson C. Smith University and taught for 34 years in Richmond County, N.C. Mrs. Weston was a member of the Coulter Memorial Academy National Alumni Association, where she served as co-chairperson of the fundraising committee. She was a member of G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she served as a choir member, Deacon and Elder.

Surviving are her husband, Julian Weston; a stepson, J.C. Weston Jr.; two grandchildren, Shawn Weston and Jason Weston; three brothers, Thomas Smoot, Samuel Smoot and Chauncey Smoot; five sisters-in-law, Gertrude Dozier, Katherine Weston, Oneida Bradley, Estelle Smoot and Charlotte Smoot; a brother-in-law, Donald Woodard; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 6, 2006.

Ann West Brabham

COLUMBIA – Ann West Brabham, 74, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital following a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 7 from Kilbourne Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Arnold officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, 4205 Kilbourne Road, Columbia, S.C. 29206.

Born in North, Mrs. Brabham she was a daughter of the late F.M. West and Annie Watkins West Wages. She was a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Brabham was previously the Director of kindergarten programs at both Temple Baptist and Capital View Baptist churches and was a retired teacher of Sandhills Academy. She was a member of Kilbourne Park Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.

Surviving are her husband, James W. Brabham of Columbia; three sons, Doug (Sandy) Brabham of Pendleton, David (Kim) Brabham of Cheraw, and Steve (Shelley) Brabham of Lexington; nine grandchildren; two great-grand-children; two brothers, Mike (Judy) West and Robert West of Lexington; and a sister, Betty White of Columbia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Kimberly Jane Dixon

CHERAW – Kimberly Jane Dixon, 24, died Saturday, April 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 from Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Ms. Dixon was a daughter of James Allen Dixon and the late Stephanie Bryant Dixon.

 

Surviving are two daughters, O’Livia Freeman and Arionna Freeman of Chesterfield; her father of Cheraw; two sisters, Ashley Dixon and Stephanie Smith of Cheraw; two aunts, Elaine Lewis and Teresa Winburn of Hartsville; and an uncle, Danny Dixon of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Joe Caddell

 MCBEE – Joe Caddell, 64, died Thursday, April 6, 2006.

A funeral services was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9 from Pine Ridge Holiness Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Caddell was a son of Beauford Sr. and Mary Brown Caddell. He was the widower of Shelby Starling Caddell.

Surviving are two daughters, Tabby Windham and Lisa Simmons; four sisters; four brothers; seven grand-children; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Josephine Rolene Smith DuRant

COLUMBIA – Josephine Rolene Smith DuRant, 60, died Sunday, April 9, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at noon Friday, April 14 from Ebenezer Baptist Church in Manning with the Rev. George P. Windley officiating. Burial services will follow at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 52 on Society Hill.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. DuRant was a daughter of Margaret C. Smith and the late James E. Smith. She graduated from Long High School. Mrs. DuRant received a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A & T University and a master’s degree from Stout State University in Milwaukee, Wis. She retired from the Clarendon County Department of Social Services after 24 years of service. Mrs. DuRant was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she served on the Missionary Society and Senior Choir. After moving to Columbia she attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Hazel DuRant Sr. of Columbia; a son, Hazel DuRant Jr. of Columbia; two daughters, Mia (Kareen) Briggs and Ashlei M. DuRant of Columbia; her mother of Conyers, Ga.; three sisters, Joyce S. Collins of Camden, Margaret L. (Richard) Olds of Conyers, and Sylvia S. (Barney) Edwards of Jonesboro, Ga.; six grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

George Albert Harrington

CHERAW – George Albert Harrington, 88, died April 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7 from First United Methodist Church in Cheraw with the Rev. Gene Ammons officiating. Entombment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Cheraw Scholarship Fund.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Harrington was a son of Carl and Henrietta Phillips Harrington, and was the widower of Madge Walters Harrington to whom he had been married for 65 years. A graduate of Peachland High School in 1934, Mr. Harrington ventured west, working in Houston, Texas, and at the Pete Creech Ranch in Twin Falls, Idaho. After returning home, he worked as a linesman and foreman with a contractor, building the first R.E.A. links around Wadesboro, Monroe, Clarkton, Wallace, Beaufort, Jackson-ville in NC; Courtland, Va., Abbeville and Elizabethton, Tenn.

Mr. Harrington began work for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad in October 1941 in construction of the new signal system introduced at that time, living and working at different locations between Richmond, Va., and Jacksonville, Fla. His next move was to Hamlet, N.C., as Signal Maintainer in May 1944. He remained in Hamlet until hired as Signal Maintainer in Cheraw in January 1954, where he worked until retirement in July 1979.

Mr. Harrington was a master mason and member of Cheraw Lodge 15. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church, serving many years as Chairman of the Administrative Board, Staff Parish Relations and Council on Ministries. He also served as a member of the Finance and Nominating Committees.

Surviving are a son, Dennis (Vivian) Harrington of Rock Hill; three daughters, Linda (Travis) Thompson of Cary, N.C., Sue (Donnie) Goodale of Cheraw, and Cheryl (Reid) McBride of Cheraw; a brother, John Harrington of Peachland; two sisters, Ann Stone of Liverpool, N.Y., and Mary Caudle of Peachland; seven grand-daughters; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Jonathan Craig Goodale; a great granddaughter, Cassa Danyelle Messick; a brother, Carl Jackson “Jack” Harrington; and a sister, Ruby Murray.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Jerry W. Horne

PAGELAND – Jerry W. Horne, 58, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8 from Smyrna Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A son of Rufus and Sarah Price Horne, Mr. Horne was the widower of Wanda Davis Horne. He was a retired postal worker and member of Smyrna Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Scotte Horne; and three grandchildren, Blake Cato, Alexander Horne and Kaylan Horne.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Celia Brock Johnson

CHERAW – Celia Brock Johnson, 59, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8 from Brock’s Mill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Chesterfield County Relay for Life, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 62 Oakdale Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Wilson and Vermelle Rivers Brock. She was the advisor of Senior Circle at Chesterfield General Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Olin D. Johnson of the home; three daughters, Amy Shaw of Ruby, Tracy (Kenneth) Teal and Candace Morton of Cheraw; five grandchildren, Nicole Shaw, Lindsey Morton, Brandon Teal, Ethan Morton and Olivia Teal; three brothers, Harold Brock, David Brock and Ricky Brock of Cheraw; and five sisters, Loretta Burton of Whiteville, N.C., Brenda Rollings of Darlington, and Judy Gulledge, Sheila Brock and Pam Lee of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Myra “Susie” Joplin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Armenta Willoughby Lingard

CHESTERFIELD – Armenta Willoughby Lingard, 72, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 from Flemming Funeral Chapel with Fr. Amand Mekala officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Lingard was a daughter of Laura Bryant Willoughby and Ray Junious Willoughby. She received a bachelor’s in business education from Hampton Institute and a master’s in business education from Central Connecticut State University.

Mrs. Lingard was a teacher, a businesswoman and entrepreneur, and a financial services associate. She was first a member of the Baptist Church and later a member of the Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband, Clarence Wendell Lingard; a daughter, Sharon Renee Byrd-Weber; a son, Darryl Wayne Byrd; a brother, Charles Willoughby; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Van ‘Popfirer’ Lyles

 GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Van “Popfirer” Lyles, 75, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at Cherry Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 from Grooms Funeral Home with Elder Donnie Chapman officiating. Burial followed in the Gillespie Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Lyles was a son of the late Sam and Bessie Boatwright, and was the widower of Gladys Crowder Lyles. He attended the Smithville area public schools. As a young man, Mr. Lyles worked in farming before moving to Washington, D.C., where he spent the majority of his life. He later moved to Rock-ingham, N.C.

Surviving are a sister, Louise Lyles Singleton; two brothers, Wilson Lyles and Mack (Louise) Lyles; two sisters-in-law, Aurealia Lyles and Janie Cassidy; two special nephews, Mack Jackson and Willie Cassidy Jr.; a special niece, Minnie Jackson; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Lorenzo, Hamp, Joseph, Earnest, Wilma and Margaret Lyles, and Willie Cassidy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

J.C. McKenzie

HARTSVILLE – J.C. McKenzie, 67, died Friday, April 7, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grover Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. McKenzie was a son of the late Junius Newton and Mary Bell Shaw McKenzie. He was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church and had retired from Sonoco Products Co.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Sinclair McKenzie of Hartsville; two daughters, Peggy (Russ) Wacker of Hartsville, and Linda (Dale) Mangum of Gastonia, N.C.; eight sisters, Carolyn Alexander, Claudia James, Penny Hall and Mary Josey of Hartsville, Betty Talbert and Bobbie McNeese of Myrtle Beach, JoAnn Mozingo of Atlanta, Ga., and Geseil Keller of Raleigh, N.C.; three brothers, Bill McKenzie, Beasley McKenzie and Tommy McKenzie of Hartsville; his stepmother, Joyce McKenzie of Hartsville; and two grandchildren, Melissa McKenzie and Chris Wacker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Leroy Nelson

CHERAW – Leroy Nelson, 69, died Thursday, March 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, P. Gregory Dowd, Lila M. Hooks and Don A. Sims officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Sumter, Mr. Nelson was a son of the late Willie and Rebecca Hickman Nelson. He received his education at Lincoln High School and worked at Shaw Lumber Company. Mr. Nelson later lived in New York City and Baltimore, Md. He enjoyed football, landscaping and gardening. Mr. Nelson was a member of Bibleway Baptist Church in Baltimore and sang in the Male Chorus. After retiring he moved to Cheraw and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where he sang in the Men’s Choir and was a member of the Trustee Board.

Surviving are his wife, Joe-Ann Nelson; two daughters, Tammy and Duan; four grandchildren, Corey, Terry, Tierra and Earl; three sisters, Mildred, Thelma and Bertha; five brothers, Thomas, Otis, George, Bobby and Kent; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

James ‘Archie’ Porter

SWANSEA – James “Archie” Porter, 84, died Monday, April 10, 2006 in Lexington Medical Center.

 

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in Woodridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Dean Reynolds officiating.

Memorials may be made to Sardis Baptist Church Building Fund, 1601 St. Matthews Road, Swansea, S.C. 29160.

Born in Pine Hill, Mr. Porter was a son of the late James L. Porter Sr. and Susan Peel Porter. He had retired from Columbia Supply Company and was a member of Sardis Baptist Church in Swansea.

Surviving are a daughter, Janice Berry (Sam) Jones of Swansea; seven sisters, Blease Davis of Norway, Ruth Bolin of Pine Hill, Marie Hydrick of Wagener, Mildred Earnest of Gaston, and Lavinia Golf, Jeanette Smith and Ruth Manley of Columbia; two brothers, Harvey Porter of Cayce, and Charlie Porter of Gaston; three grand-children, Shannon Jones, Sharlotte Squires and Allison Jones of Swansea; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three wives, Yvonne Porter, Glady Porter and Nellie Porter; and two brothers, James L. “Jake” Porter Jr. of Gaston, and Frank L. Porter of Pageland.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Evelyn Hardin Thomas

 COLUMBIA – Mrs. Evelyn Hardin Thomas, 91, died Wednesday, April5, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8 from Chapel. Entombment will follow at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Sistercare and Pets, Inc.

Born in Greenville, Mrs. Thomas was the widow of William Frederick Thomas. She was employed by the United States War Department during World War II. She was later employed by the United States Air Force as an administrative assistant. Mrs. Thomas retired in 1976, when she moved to Columbia.

Surviving are a son, Rick (Cheryl) Thomas of Columbia; two grand-children, Katherine Leigh Thomas and Meredith Ashley Thomas; and a sister, Sara Burch of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Fay Lee Thomas.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 13, 2006.

Raven G. Adams

BENNETTSVILLE – Raven G. Adams, 62, died Saturday, April 15, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 17 from Kiser Funeral Home. There will be a private committal service at a later date.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Adams was a son of the late Junious Oneilous and Ruby E. Canada Adams. He was a United States Navy veteran and retired from the Merchant Marines.

Surviving are a sister, Valli (Gene) Owens of Dillon; a brother, Joe (Trisha) Adams of Cheraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Nevada Adams Canales.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Burness ‘Bird’ Bourne IV

MURRELLS INLET – Burness “Bird” Bourne IV, 25 has died.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18 from Belin United Methodist Church. Burial followed at 4 p.m. in Old St. David’s Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the Bird Bourne Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Belin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 528, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.

Born in Florence, Mr. Bourne was a son of Burness Bourne III and Susan Ella Witherspoon Bourne. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School were he was Student Body President. Mr. Bourne played several sports and was the recipient of the Spirit of the Brave award for Athletics and Academic Excellence. He attended Clemson University and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Surviving are his parents of Murells Inlet; two sisters, Rachel S. Bourne of Charleston, and Mary Margaret Bourne of Murrells Inlet; and two grand-mothers, Charlotte Powe Bourne of Cheraw, and Helen H. McMillan of Murrells Inlet.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Burness Bourne Jr. and Robert Mitchell Witherspoon Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goldfinch Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

John Walter Campbell

PATRICK – John Walter Campbell, 67, died Monday, April 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 14 from Morning Star Baptist Church with Evangelist Bernice Ratliff officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Campbell was a son of the late Timothy Campbell and Carrie E. Campbell, and was the widower of Minnie P. Johnson Campbell. He was a faithful member of Morning Star Baptist Church and enjoyed singing, praying and praising the Lord.

Surviving are five sisters, Marjorie Ford of Patrick, Sarah Louise (Albert) Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bernice L. (Joshua) Ratliff of Cheraw, Catherine McFarlin of Camden, and Mattie F. Campbell of Columbia; a brother, Richard L. (Theresa) Campbell of Brooklyn; five aunts, Lucille Sellers of Patrick, Lillie Mae Campbell of Charlotte, N.C., Ruth Campbell of Newport News, Va., Beatrice Baptist of Brooklyn, and Lexie M. Campbell of Patrick; four uncles, J.P. Morgan Campbell of Norfolk, Va., Randolph McLain of Bennettsville, Daniel McLain of Cheraw, and Jessie Sellers of Patrick; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Odessa McFarlin and Mildred L. Campbell; and a son Allen Javon Fields.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Clara Ross Gilpin

CHESTERFIELD – Clara Ross Gilpin, 92, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20 from St. Paul

 

United Methodist Church, Chesterfield, and at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21 from Central United Methodist Church, Asheville, N.C. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Palmetto Chapter, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, S.C. 29202.

Born in Laager, Tenn., Mrs. Gilpin was a daughter of the late George Frank and Louise Schalageter Ross, and was the widow of Granville L. Gilpin. She was a graduate of The Teacher’s Normal in Asheville, and was a retired Christian Education Director with the United Methodist Church, having served on the national level and in local churches through the Southeast. Mrs. Gilpin was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church for many years and was an associate member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a niece, Betty Curtis Hayden of Chesterfield; a nephew, the Rev. Warren (Joy) Gilpin of West Virginia; three great-nephews, Paul (Phyillis) Curtis of Matthews, N.C., Don (Donna) Curtis of Chesterfield, and Fletcher Gilpin of West Virginia; two great-nieces, Monica Gilpin and Shannon Gilpin of West Virginia; and three great-great-nephews, Drew Curtis, Dylan Curtis and Dalton Curtis of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Ross Rayfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

 

 

Buff Derohn ‘Ronnie’ Griggs

CHERAW – Buff Derohn “Ronnie” Griggs, 64, died Thursday, April 13, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15 from Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Cheraw Church of God, 100 Pecan Orchard Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Patrick, Mr. Griggs was a son of Annie Sue Welborn and the late Buff Griggs. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills with 42 years of service and 37 years of perfect attendance. Mr. Griggs was a member of Patrick Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Thompson Griggs of the home; two sons, Rohn Griggs of Charlotte, N.C., and Sam (Tracy) Smith of Rockingham, N.C.; a daughter, Sherry Triana of Hendersonville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Whitley Griggs, Jillian Bennett and Rynai Smith; his mother of Florence; two brothers, Marion “Tom” Griggs of Marion, and Bobby (Judy) Griggs of McBee; and two sisters, Gwnedolyn Dickerson of Wolcottville, Ind., and Betty (Philip) Staley of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Allison Shealy Heyward

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE – Allison Shealy Heyward, 25, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006.

 

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15 from St. Paul’s Independent Methodist Church with the Rev. Chris Nissely and her uncle, the Rev. Dr. John Hill officiating. Entombment followed in Christ the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Ridge Crest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Independent Methodist Church, 144 E. Columbia Ave., Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. 29070; or the American Lung Association, Asthma Research, 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Born in Richland County, Mrs. Heyward was a daughter of Thomas “Tommy” L. Shealy and Cheryl Carpenter. She was a member of St. Paul’s Independent Methodist Church and was a student at Midlands Technical College.

Surviving are her husband, Billy Heyward; her mother of Gilbert; her father and stepmother, Sonya F. Shealy, of Batesburg-Leesville; a sister, Sherrie Shealy of Batesburg-Leesville; two grandmothers, Juanita Oxner Carpenter of Gilbert, and Sara R. Shealy of Batesburg-Leesville; a step-grandmother, Jeralyn Fallaw of McBee; a step-great-grandmother, Inez Kirkley; and her father and mother-in-law, Bill and Regina Heyward of Lexington.

She was predeceased by two grandfathers, Victor L. Shealy and Jesse Carpenter; a step-grandfather, McColumn Fallaw; and a cousin, Mandy Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barr-Price Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

 

 

Viola F. Hunter

COLUMBIA – Viola F. Hunter died Thursday, April 1, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6 from Bostick and Thompkins Funeral Home with Elder Logan A. Ford officiating.

Born in Columbia, Mrs. Hunter was a daughter of the late Charlie and Laura Ford, and was the widow of Elliot Hunter. She attended the public schools in Richland County. Mrs. Ford was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was a loving person of great faith who helped rear many children.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mary S. Ford of Columbia; two nieces, Julia and Gloria of Columbia; four nephews, James H. Ford and Julian Ford II of Columbia, Julian Ford of Camden, and Billy Shaw of Sumter; and 100 great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Julian Ford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bostick and Thompkins Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Evelyn Gillespie Johnson

CHERAW – Evelyn Gillespie Johnson, 52, died Saturday, April 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13 from Flemming Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Willie A. and Gertrude Little Gillespie. She grad-uated from Cheraw High School in 1972. Mrs. Johnson was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness in 1980.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Johnson of the home; two children, Eric A. Johnson and Lekeshia S. Johnson of Cheraw; four brothers, Willie A. (Jennifer) Gillespie Jr., Robert L. (Dorothy) Gillespie Sr., Garfield (Rene) Gillespie and Barney R. Gillespie of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Erika Johnson, Destiny Roper, Diamond Johnson and Takierra Johnson of Cheraw; two aunts, Aree Williams of Newark, N.J., and Laura Walls of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry; a sister, Diane; and a nephew, Robert Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Cheraw.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Bleaker Ellis Laney

JEFFERSON – Bleaker Ellis Laney, 91, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16 from New Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Haile officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Laney was a daughter of the late Sarah Blackmon Ellis and John Ellis. She was married to the late Ellison Laney. She was retired.

Surviving are seven daughters, Naomi (Samuel) Jackson, Hattie (Levoid) Blakeney, and Betty Myers of

Pageland, Etta (Clifton) McCombs of Brooklyn, N.Y., Doris (Ozell) Thomas of Henrico, N.C., Gwendolyn Collie Jr.) Edwards of Gaffney, and Twanna (Lester) Brown of Charlotte, N.C.; three sons, Ellison (Lola) Laney Jr. and Archie (Mary) Laney of Charlotte, and Charles (Bonnie) Laney Sr. of Winston-Salem, N.C.; a sister, Clara Cauley of Lancaster; and a brother, James Ellis of Charlotte.

Arrangements were entrusted to Crawford Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Julia M. Lemon

BENNETTSVILLE – Julia M. Lemon, 80, died Friday, April 7, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 13 from Beaver Dam Baptist Church with Dr. C.A. McKenney officiating. Burial followed in the Lemon Family Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Lemon was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Wilson, and was the widow of John Lemon Sr. She was a faithful member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Surviving are Terry (Dorothy) Lemon of the home, Pearlie (Julius) Ellerbe, Carrie Lemon and Theresa (Paul) Kollock of Bennettsville, Johnny M. (Marvin) Pegues of McColl, and Michael Davis of Seattle, Wash.; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a special great-grandchild, Narema Twitty; eight sisters-in-law, Mattie, Martha, Marie, Corrine, Helen, Ruth and Rosa of North Carolina; two devoted sisters-in-law, Betty Lemon and Emma Ridges of Bennettsville; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three children, John (Cassandra), James Lemon and Bobby Lemon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Charles Delmas Mathis

CHERAW – Charles Delmas Mathis, 74, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 in a Florence hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 14 from Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, 105 Claremont St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Mathis was a son of the late John A. and Viola Kimrey Mathis. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in business. Mr. Mathis served in the United States Army in Korea and retired from the South Carolina National Guard after 25 years of service. For 36 years he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and received the Silver Beaver Award. Mr. Mathis was a member of the VFW and American Legion and was the Finance Officer for Post 23 in Cheraw. Mr. Mathis was a member of both the Walnut Ridge and Cash Hunting Clubs. He cooked for many hunting clubs, churches and civic organizations. Mr. Mathis was a member of Westside Baptist Church. He was retired from the United States Postal Service.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Lee Mathis; a son, Chuck (Annette “Carol”) Mathis of Cheraw; a brother, Gaines (Mary Emma) Mathis of Iva; two grandsons, Tyler Mathis and Austin Mathis of Cheraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Mathis Adeimy, and several half brothers and sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Naomi Harrington McManus

WALLACE – Naomi Harrington McManus, 57, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 from Word of Life Fellowship Ministries with the Revs. James Redfearn Jr. and Anthony Waymyers Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. McManus was a daughter of the late Ransom and Helen Bostic Harrington. Mrs. McManus was a faithful member of Word of Life Fellowship Ministries. She worked for 15 years at INA Bearings.

Surviving are two sons, Sfc. Anthony Harrington of Rockingham, N.C., and Capt. Joseph Darrell Vamper of Macon, Ga.; a daughter, Carla Vamper of Cheraw; a special niece, Samantha Griffin; two sisters, Bobbie (Billy) Griffin of Rockingham, and Carolyn (Melvin) Short of Wallace; two brothers, Hilliard Harrington and Ricky Harrington of Cheraw; three uncles, David Harrington of Elizabeth, N.J., Dewey Bostic of Syracuse, N.Y., and M.Sgt. (Ret.) Boyce H. (Annie Mae) Bostic of Wallace; six aunts, Ruth Hicks and Sally Dupree of Elizabeth, Mildred Brodsie of Willingboro, N.J., Louise Jackson of Baltimore, Md., Carolyn McDonnell of Cheraw, and Thelma Warren of Wallace; a great-uncle, John Douglas of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Sgt. Anthony Harring-ton, Brandon Harrington and Joseph Harrington, and Lasasha Vamper; a great-granddaughter, DeNaysia Harrington; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles, and her first husband, Joseph Vamper. She later married Jay McManus.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Lilla H. Mills

PAGELAND – Lilla H. Mills, 82, died Sunday, April 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 from Pageland First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Mills was the widow of Marshall Mills.

Surviving are a daughter, Marsha (Ray) Jackson of Pageland; and a sister, Ann Sims of Pageland.

She was preceded in death by a son, Sammy Mills.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Herbert Owens Moody

DARLINGTON – Herbert Owens Moody, 72, died Monday, April 10, 2006 in a Cheraw nursing center.

A funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Randy James, was held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 14 from Mont Clare Baptist Church. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Born in Darlington, Mr. Moody was a son of the late Lawrence and Eda Poston Moody, and the widower of Ella Mae Watford Moody. He attended Mont Clare Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Dale Hollywood (Brenda) Moody of Darlington; a grandchild, Brandy Dawn Lee of Olanta; a great-grandchild, Hunter Brice Lee; and a brother, Tom “T.B.” Moody of Darlington.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Rebecca Jean Myers Moody

CHERAW – Rebecca Jean Myers Moody, 52, died Friday, April 7, 2006 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 from New Beaver Dam Baptist Church with Dr. C.A. McKinney officiating. Burial followed in Jones Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Ms. Moody was a daughter of Lucille Coit Myers and the late Leroy Myers. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. She graduated from Cheraw High School in 1971. She was employed by Klopman Mills of Cordova, N.C. and Cheraw Yarn Mills.

Surviving are a son, Derrick Christopher Grooms of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Beverly Lynell Grooms of Cheraw; a granddaughter, Brittany Danielle Marshall of Cheraw; a grandson, Shawn “Michael” Johnson of Cheraw; her mother of Cheraw; three brothers, Roy Myers Jr., Thomas Alvin (Donna) Myers and James Jr. Hancock of Cheraw; five sisters, Ollie M. (Andrew) Douglas, Martha E. Myers, Terry (Charles) Huntley, Melinda L. Lloyd and Felicia Strong of Cheraw; four uncles, Eddie Coit, J.W. Hancock and Dorsey Hancock of Cheraw, and J.E. Hancock of Baltimore, Md.; two aunts, Dorothy Bell Conway of Coatesville, Pa., and Dorothy Hughes of Cheraw; her mother-in-law, Lucille Grooms of Wallace; a sister-in-law, Inez (Leroy) Cassidy of Wallace; five brother-in-law.; and a special cousin, Mary Dorsey of Detroit, Mich.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Grooms; a brother, Curtis Myers; and a sister, Delores Hancock.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Charles Henry Oliver

CHERAW – Charles Henry “Snap” Oliver, 73, died Saturday, April 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 14 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, Lila M. Hooks and Don A. Sims officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Oliver was a son of the late Joe and Pearl Jones Oliver. He was employed for years as custodian at Robert Smalls Elementary School and First United Methodist Church until he retired due to illness.

Surviving are two sons, Charles D. Oliver of Cheraw, and Calvin (Camile) Oliver of Wainie, Hawaii; a daughter, Debra (James) Patterson of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Charles Oliver of Tampa, Fla., Kalvin Josh (Stephanie)

Oliver of Reston, Va., and Chris Allen of the home; three great-grand-children, D-Andria Davis, Charles Winston Oliver and D-Aria Drake of Tampa; a special friend, Brenda Burns 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), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Diane E. Outlaw

WALLACE – Diane E. Outlaw, 53, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16 from Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed in Emmanuel Holiness Church Cemetery.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Outlaw was a daughter of Doris Mae Driggers Clark and the late Murray D. Clark. She was a loving church member and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are her husband, James Steven Outlaw Sr. of Wallace; two sons, James Outlaw Jr. of Ft. Hood, Texas (currently serving in Iraq), and Murray Robin Outlaw of Ft. Sill, Okla.; her mother of Wallace; a brother, Ronnie Clark of Wallace; two sisters, Barbara Walls of Cheraw, and Gail Oliver of Bennettsville; and five grandchildren, Adam, Aston, Jessica, Brittney and Breanna.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

J.W. ‘Jake’ Pittman

LANCASTER – J.W. “Jake” Pittman, 73, died Friday, April 14, 2006.

A funeral services was held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 17 from Hartley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jim Spencer officiating. Cremation will follow.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Columbia Office Suite 110, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29204; or the American Heart Association, 310-B Bennett Center Drive, Greer, S.C. 29650.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Pittman was a son of the late Claude Alexander Pittman and Elizabeth Oliver Pittman. He retired from Springs Industries and Perry’s Service Station and was a member of Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Adams Pittman of the home, a son, Felix (Susan) Pittman of Lancaster; a daughter, Jennifer Pittman (Thomas) Croft of Shallotte, N.C., two brothers, Paul Pittman of Salisbury, N.C., and Johnny Pittman of High Point, N.C.; three sisters, Evelyn Knight of Jefferson, and Willie Faye McCorkle and Bonnie Gibson of Fort Mill; and two grandchildren, Amity Leigh Croft and Brianna Elizabeth Croft.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Woodrow Pittman; three brothers, Edward Pittman, Robert Pittman and James Pittman; and a sister, Ola Mae Pickens.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Lucille Gainey Rogers

HARTSVILLE – Lucille Gainey Rogers, 85, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 14 from the Norton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.

Born in McBee, Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of the late Gilliam and Liddie Dixon Gainey. She was the widow of Hardy J. Rogers Sr.

Surviving are a daughter, Lydia M. Cumbee of North Charleston; a son, Hardy Rogers Jr. of Cassatt; and two sisters, Alice Blackwell of Chesterfield, and Alma King of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Clifton Reece Saverance

FLORENCE – Clifton Reece “Skip” Saverance, 65, died Saturday, April 15, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 17 in Indiantown Presbyterian Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. David Cromer.

Mr. Saverance was a son of the late Clifton Reece Saverance Sr. and Augusta Godbold Saverance. He attended Lamar, Timmonsville and Cheraw high schools, graduating in 1958, and he later graduated from Presbyterian College in 1962. Upon graduation, Mr. Saverance was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving from 1962-1964, and later serving in the Army National Guard from 1965 until his retirement in June 1996. He was employed full time with the Army National Guard as Battalion Training Officer and subsequently as the Battalion Administrative Officer for the 4th Battalion, 178th Field Artillery headquartered in Georgetown. Later in his career, Col. Saverance served as Supervisory Auditor for the State Military Department before retiring as Deputy United States Property and Fiscal Officer for South Carolina.

Surviving are his mother of Florence Methodist Manor; his wife, Pamela Fitch Saverance of the home; three sons, Clifton Reece “Tripp” (Jocelyn) Saverance III of Lamar, Carroll Todd Saverance of Charleston, and Patrick Trent (Wendy) Saverance of Elgin; a brother, Robert Edwin “Ed” (Susan) Saverance of Florence; and four grandchildren, Makayla, Reece, Mackenzie and Payne.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 20, 2006.

Leona Vaughn Alexander

GASTONIA, N.C. – Leona Vaughn Alexander, 88, died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 from Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia, with the Rev. Jeff Long and pastor Vernon Carver officiating. Burial followed in Gaston Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Parkwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 1827 Dixon Road, Gastonia, N.C. 28054.

A native of Ruby, Mrs. Alexander was a daughter of the late William C. and Nezzie Tucker Vaughn. She was a member of Parkwood Baptist Church, and loved traveling, gardening, cooking and baking for her family and friends. She loved animals, and was especially fond of all birds.

Survivors are her husband, Leonard Alexander to whom she had been married for 50 years; three daughters, Janice (Michael) Bigger of Gastonia, Catherine (James) Hass of Belair Beach, Fla., and Sandra Welch of Brandon, Fla.; a son, James Dalrymple and wife of Belmont, N.C.; two sisters, Virginia Haithcock and Vera Gay of Pageland; five grandchildren, Lisa (Mike) Crawford of Oldsmarr, Fla., Greg Hass of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Vickie Hass of Clearwater, Fla., Alicia Welch of Tampa, Fla., and Ashley Bigger of Gastonia; and five great-grandchildren, Kaci Crawford, Erin Crawford, Niki Crawford, Cameron Mitchell and Tori Hass-Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by a brother, William Vaughn.

Arrangements were entrusted to McLean Funeral Directors. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Marcus Anthony Gillespie Davis

CHERAW – Marcus Anthony Gillespie Davis, 17, died Sunday, April 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 21 from Outreach for Christ Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Gloria Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Mr. Davis was a son of Diane Gillespie. He was a student at Cheraw High School who loved athletics and art.

Surviving are five sisters, Tracy, Michelle, Brittany, Lisa and Carolyn; five brothers, Vincent, Terrence, Tony, Lonnie and Tracey; 11 aunts, Mary, Beverly, Shirley, Eva, Mary E., Vernell, Chanell, April, Sandra Howie, Eleanor Brown and Gladys (William) Grogan; five uncles, Arthur (Myra), Eddie, James Davis, Randolph (Margo) Gillespie, Richard Gillespie, James (Barbara) Gillespie, Marion Gillespie and Dennis (Sharon) Gillespie; special nieces and nephews, Shyniqua, Nick, Tijion and Ja’miyah; special cousins, T.J., J.T. and Deondre; and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Hayward Lee Dixon

PATRICK – Hayward Lee Dixon, 64, died Friday, April 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 from Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Dixon was a son of the late Cord and Alice Odom Dixon. He was a retired construction worker.

Surviving are a son, David Lee Dixon of Kannapolis, N.C.; four daughters, Chamarie L. “Sha” Dixon, Angela D. Dixon, Shannon R. Dixon and Kimberly D. Dixon of Kannapolis; a step-daughter, Crystal Smith of Kannapolis; two brothers, Everette Dixon of Kannapolis, and William Melvin Dixon of Kershaw; five sisters, Azlee Anderson of Semmes, Ala., and Doris Mellons and Carolyn West of Kannapolis, and Annie Ruth Wilks and Shirley Wayne of Hartsville; and 14 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Roy Lee Dixon; three brothers, Pete, Laverne and J.C. Dixon; and a sister, Mary Dixon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Willie James Ford

CHERAW – Willie James Ford, 73, died Saturday, April 15, 2006 in Chester-field General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, Anthony Hooks, Lynn Jack-son, Derrick McQueen and Lonnie Murvin officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Ford was a son of the late Polly Ford. He was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church until moving to New York. When he returned to South Carolina, he attended St. James Baptist Church but later moved his membership back to Pee Dee Union.

Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Ford; two sons, Willie James Ford Jr. and Gerald A. Ford of Cheraw; a nephew, Charlie James Ford of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two grandsons, Jermaine Melton and Travis Ford of Cheraw; a special friend, Lewis Brock of Charlotte, N.C.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Jaxie R. Foxworth

MARION – Jaxie Rogers Foxworth, 71, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at her residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22 from Marion Baptist Church with the Revs. Scott Collins and Lyn Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Lake View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the

American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Born in Dillon County, Mrs. Foxworth was a daughter of the late John Dewey Rogers Sr. and the late Gertrude Rogers. She was a retired registered nurse, having worked with Marion County Medical Center for 35 years. Mrs. Foxworth was a member of Marion Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class.

Surviving are two sons, Steve (Em) Foxworth of Florence, and Lonnie R. (Betty) Foxworth of Marion; four grandchildren, Laura Foxworth, Jennifer (Jason) Boswell, Dustin Foxworth and Jessica Foxworth; two great-grandchildren, Noah Foxworth and Tyler Boswell; two sisters, Geraldine Mealing of North Augusta, and Billie Polson of Cheraw; a brother, J.D. Rogers Jr. of Lake View; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Smith-Collins Funeral Home Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Amanda J. Fuller

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Amanda J. Fuller, 78, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23 from Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anthony Waymyers officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Wallace, Mrs. Fuller was a daughter of the late Marion Augusta Johnson and Sarah Addie Johnson, and was the widow of Ben Fuller. She attended the public schools of Marlboro County and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church before moving to High Point, N.C. where she joined Redeemer Church of Christ.

Surviving are seven daughters, Shirley McKiver, Sarah (Thomas) Baskins, Gloria (Ernest) Warren, Lenora Fuller, Diane (Nelson) LeGrande, Laura (Levi) Williams and Lorrie Ann Fuller of High Point; three sons, James Edward (Valerie) Fuller, Dan Jr. (Patricia) Fuller and Larry Fuller of High Point; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by five children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Michael Lee Hartwick Jr.

ORRICK, MO. – Chief Warrant Officer Three Michael Lee Hartwick Jr., 37, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 after being shot down near Yusufiyah, Iraq.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, from Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to The Michael Hartwick Family Account, c/o the Bank of Orrick, P.O. Box 199, Orrick, Mo., 64077.

Born in Richmond, Miss., Mr. Hartwick was a son of Michael L. Hartwick Sr. and Victoria Allred Hartwick Cobb. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., before transferring to the U.S. Army in 1996. After completing flight training and the AH-64 Apache Aircraft Qualifications, Mr. Hartwick served at Illesheim Army Airfield, Germany, Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Hood, Texas. He served in Bosnia in 1998, Kosovo in 1999, in the invasion and liberation of Iraq in 2003 and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Dec. 2005-April 2006. His awards include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal with Bronze Numeral 2, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, the Air Force Achievement medal and many other medals and ribbons. Mr. Hartwick earned a bachelor’s degree in aviation systems from Central Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Surviving are his wife, Kerri L. Battagler of the home; two children, Tanner and Haley, both of the home; a brother, Robb Hartwick; a sister, Brandy Gooch; his father, Michael L. (Delores) Hartwick Sr., formerly of Chesterfield; his mother, Victoria (Steve) Cobb, formerly of Cheraw; paternal grandmother Della Mae Hartwick of Chesterfield; maternal grandparents, John and Tallie Allred of Cheraw, and grandmother, Letha Cobb.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thurman Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Mary Frances Hampton Johnson

HARTSVILLE – Mrs. Mary Frances Hampton Johnson, 88, died Friday, April 14, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 from Centenary United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Nelson officiating.

Born in Ware Shoals, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of Willie Hampton and Rosa Lee Barmore Hampton, and was the widow of Monroe Johnson. She graduated from Brewer High School in Greenwood, and received a Certificate to Teach from South Carolina State College in1941. Mrs. Johnson also graduated that summer from South Carolina State. She moved to Mullins to teach and received a degree in elementary education from Morris College. After teaching in Marion for 14 years, she taught for 46 years in Marion, Chesterfield and Darlington counties.

She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church for a number of years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women (serving many years as Treasurer), Les Dignitaries de la Ville and the Alpha Pi Chi Sorority. During her relocation to Summerville, she attended Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Willie O. (Glenda) Johnson of Langen, Germany; a daughter, Stephanie J. (Thomas) Richardson of Summerville; a sister, Odessa Jones of Ware Shoals; seven grandchildren, Garreth (Stormy) Johnson, Garron (Tanya) Johnson and Gennith Johnson of New Orleans, La., Nolan B. (Christine) Johnson Jr. of Germany, Tiffany Frances Johnson of Baltimore, Md., and Marcus (Emily) Richardson and Bryan Richardson of Charlotte, NC; four great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Loranza and Willie.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

 

Gladys Axalee Wright Kersey

LANCASTER – Gladys Axalee Wright Kersey, 87, died Saturday, April 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 from Antioch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Kersey was a daughter of Dwight and Levy Watts Wright, and the widow of Marvin Kersey.

Surviving are three sons, David Kersey, Troy Kersey and Wayne Kersey; three siblings, Wade Wright, Arthur Wright and Mary Melton; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Mike Langley

GREENVILLE – Mike Langley, 57, died Monday, April 24, 2006.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Hospice, 414 Pettigru St., Greenville, S.C. 29601

Born in Rockingham, N.C., Mr. Langley was a son of the late Carroll Langley and Margaret Rolling Fogleman. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and graduated from Anderson College. Mr. Langley was an employee of Michelin for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Fortner of the home; a son, Shane Langley of the home; three sisters, Brenda Cantrell of Cheraw, Llew Jenkins of Iowa, and Fran McCaskill of Columbia; and a stepfather, Bill Fogleman of Columbia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thomas McAfee Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Charles Delmas Mathis

CHERAW – Charles Delmas Mathis, 74, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 in a Florence hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 14 from Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Mathis was a son of the late John A. and Viola Kimrey Mathis. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in business. Mr. Mathis served in the United States Army in Korea and retired from the South Carolina National Guard after 25 years of service. For 36 years he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and received the Silver Beaver Award. Mr. Mathis was a member of the VFW and American Legion and was the Finance Officer for Post 23 in Cheraw. Mr. Mathis was a member of both the Walnut Ridge and Cash Hunting Clubs. He cooked for many hunting clubs, churches and civic organizations. Mr. Mathis was a member of Westside Baptist Church. He was retired from the United States Postal Service.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma Lee Mathis; a son, Chuck (Annette “Carol”) Mathis of Cheraw; a brother, Gaines (Mary Emma) Mathis of Iva; two grandsons, Tyler Mathis and Austin Mathis of Cheraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Mathis Adeimy, and several half brothers and sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

David L. Moore Sr.

ROCK HILL – David L. Moore Sr., 76, died Friday, April 21, 2006 in Carolinas Medical Center, Pineville.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 24 from Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Rotary Foundation, 1 Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Ill. 60201; or the CART (Alzheimer’s Research) Committee, 225 Briar Creek Drive, Greer, S.C. 29650.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Moore was a son of the late Carlisle Clark Moore, Sr. and the late Margaret LaFar. He had retired from the S.C. Department of Vocational Rehabili-tation. Mr. Moore was a member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Jane Beasley Moore of the home; two sons, David L. Moore Jr. of Greenville, and Henry B. (Barbara) Moore of Cheraw; three daughters, Margaret Sellers and Jane Hearn of Columbia, and Adele Moore of Peachtree City, Ga.; a brother, Carlisle Moore of Rock Hill; and 12 grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greene Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Mary Belle Campbell Owen

CHESTERFIELD – Mary Belle Campbell Owen, 82, died Monday, April 24,2006.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Sanctuary Repair Fund, 305 W. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; Relay for Life, c/o Kathy Treadaway, 62 Oakdale Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Owen was a daughter of the late James Marshall and Mary Eula Streater Campbell. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a retired office manager with Chesterfield Manu-facturing. Mrs. Owen was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Jim (Pansy) Owen of Ruby, Tom (Teresa) Owen of Cheraw, and Joe (Deana) Owen of Chesterfield; two daughters, Lib Owen and Lou (Chuck) Gilley of Chesterfield; 12 grandchildren, Meghan, Jamie, Deidra, Matt, and Adam Owen, Caroline (Jim) Hart, Jordan and Michael (Chasity) Lisenby, Jason (Joanna) Stafford, Joe (Summer) Owen Jr. and Juliann and Chip Gilley; five great-grandchildren, William McRae Hart, Jase Stafford, Cam, Laney and Luke Owen; a brother, J. Melvin (Sarah) Campbell of Chesterfield; a special sister, Mary Frances Owen of Chesterfield; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Campbell of Reidsville, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Dale Owen; two brothers, Harlan and David Campbell; and two sisters, Betty Truluck and Polly Chasam.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Archie Ratliff

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Archie Ratliff, 86, died Friday, April 14, 2006 at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, from Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anthony Waymyers officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Ratliff was a son of the late Eddie and Martha Pratt Ratliff. At a young age he joined Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and later joined Bethel United Methodist Church, where he served on the Trustee Board and several other committees. Mr. Ratliff was educated in Chesterfield County and was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Etta Mae Bloomfield Ratliff; three daughters, Doris Ratliff of the home, Etta Ratliff (Willie) Covington of Rockingham, and Darlene Ratliff (Charlie) Ingram of Staten Island, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Lockhart of Bennettsville; three brothers-in-law, Roy Bloomfield, Coy Bloomfield and Sam Bloomfield; six sisters-in-law, Ola

Brown, Sarah Bobby, Rebecca Chapman, Mary Jay, Shirley Bloomfield and Ruby Ratliff; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three daughters, Martha Ratliff Harrington, Daisy Ratliff Michael, Lorraine Ratliff; a son, James Arthur Lockhart; three brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Jerome Elijah Sellers

CHESTERFIELD – Jerome Elijah Sellers, 87, died Friday, April 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Sellers was a son of the late Adolphus and Guinnie Moore Sellers. He was a retired canteen manager at the old Columbia Hospital and was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Dalphine Mauldin Sellers of the home; a daughter, Lisa G. (Robert McCormick) Sellers of Chesterfield; and a brother, Algie Sellers of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mattie Lee Wise and Janette Harvey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

William T. ‘Bill’ Short

RUBY – William T. “Bill” Short, 88, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21 from Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Short was a son of the late Henry and Rose Lane Short, and was the widower of Myrtle Oliver Short. He was a retired farmer and carpenter, and was a United States Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Short was a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, William T. “Bill” (Wanda) Short Jr. of Ruby; and two grandsons, Matt (Temple) Short and Mark Short of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Archie Short; and three sisters, Sadie Roberts, Margaret Privette and Lizzie Mae Hancock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Rheda Clay Stokes

HARTSVILLE – Rheda Clay Stokes, 80, died Thursday, April 20, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23 from First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 213 W. Home Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550; or Pee Dee Mental Health Center, 125 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506.

Born in McBee, Mrs. Stokes was a daughter of the late John Henry and Cornelia Baker Clay, and was the widow of Luther H. Stokes. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Stokes devoted many years as advocate of mental health issues. She served as chairman and also chairman of the Pee Dee Mental Health Center Board for two terms. Mrs. Stokes also chaired the Advisory Council of the Pee Dee Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Assault.

Surviving are a son, James M. “Jimmy” Johnson of Hartsville; two sisters, Willie C. Kelley of Hartsville, and Drexel C. Chapman of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Brittiany Johnson and Ross Johnson; and a great-grandson, Hunter Brunson.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby C. Melton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

Larry ‘Buster’ Thompson

JEFFERSON – Larry “Buster” Thompson, 59, died Monday, April 24, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 from Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, c/o Margaret Simpson, 2567 Johnson Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Kershaw, Mr. Thompson was a son of the late Henry and Gladys Faile Thompson. He was an auto mechanic and a United States Army veteran. Mr. Thompson was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Brown Thompson of the home; a daughter, Donna Thompson (Steven) Moree of Jefferson; a grandson, Sheldon Moree; two brothers, Dennis Thompson of Kershaw, and Henry (Dobber) Thomp-son of Milton, Ky.; and three sisters, Margaret Simpson and Peggy Melton of Jefferson, and Glenn Johnson of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Bach.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,  April 27, 2006.

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

May 2006

 

Juliaetta Coachman

BENNETTSVILLE – Juliaetta “Pokee” Coachman, 48, died April 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30 from New Beaver Dam Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. C.A. McKenney officiating. Burial followed in Coachman Cemetery.

Ms. Coachman was a daughter of Luticia Kemp Coachman and the late Walter Coachman Jr. She was a member of New Beaver Dam Baptist Church and was a member of the choir. She enjoyed cooking, baking and serving her family and friends. Ms. Coachman had also lived in Bridgeport, Conn., and New York. Upon returning to Bennettsville she was employed for several years at Spotlight.

Surviving are a daughter, Chelsea M. Prince of the home; a son, Jahiem K. Prince of the home; her mother of Bennettsville; four brothers, Thomas R. (Shirley) Coachman and Walter Coachman of Bennettsville, Gerald Lee (Barbara) Coachman of Durham, N.C., and William (Sharon) Coachman of Wallace; four sisters, Hattie Mitchell and Mae (Lester) Avery of Bennettsville, Louise Sellers of Wallace, and Helena Coachman of Bridgeport; four aunts, Emma McCall and Sally Brown of Bennettsville, and Carol Kemp and Marsha Kemp of Pittsburgh, Pa.; an uncle, Raymond Kemp of Pittsburgh; a special nephew and caregiver, Alphonso Coachman;

 

two special friends, Annie Jean Coachman and Tabitha Tedder; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Coachman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 04, 2006.

Hubert Dunham

BETHUNE – Hubert Dunham, 64, died Saturday, April 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28 from Sandy Level Baptist Church with the Revs. John D. Patterson and Willie E. Drakeford officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Bethune, Mr. Dunham was a son of the late George and Lucinda Johnson Dunham. He was educated at West Branch and Carver Elementary schools. He joined Bethel Hill Baptist Church at an early age. Moving to New Jersey, he worked for Heterene Chemical Company for 25 years. Mr. Durham and his wife were foster parents to three special children, Santana Wise, Terry Wise and Demetri from 1981-2003. They moved to Bethune in 1993.

Surviving are his wife, Willie Mae Dunham of Bethune; a daughter, Sherall Mosley of Paterson, N.J.; a son, Larry G. Dunham of Bethune; a son-in-law, Clarence Mosely of Paterson; a granddaughter, Kwanasha Mosley of Paterson; a special daughter, Helen Phillips of Hartsville; three brothers, Hover Lee (Melvina) Dunham and Leander (Joan) Dunham of Bethune, and John (Ethel) Dunham of Scotland Neck, N.C.; three sisters,

 

Mary Louise (Peter) King, Ethel Beatrice Dixon and Marilyn Dubose of Bethune; an aunt, Maggie Grooms of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Durham Jr. and Robert Dunham, and a sister, Inez Manigault.

Arrangements were entrusted to Collins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Ella Mae Floyd

HARTSVILLE – Ella Mae H. Floyd, 83, died April 29, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Floyd was a daughter of the late Luke and Jessie Evitt Hill, and was the widow of Ernest Floyd. She was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Ernestine Schray and Judy Byrd; three sisters, Betty Jo Nichols, Margaret Armstrong and Vadaree Moates; and grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Paul C. Hall

HARTSVILLE – Paul C. Hall, 78, died Thursday, April 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30 from Faith Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Gullege and Jackie Hinson officiating. Burial followed in Gum Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506; or Faith Baptist Church, 2316 Faith Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Kershaw County, Mr. Hall was a son of the late Cosmore A. and Polly Baker Hall, and was the widower of Aline Crowley Hall. He was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director, Chairman of Grounds Committee and many other committees of the church. Mr. Hall was employed with Hartsville Mills for 19 years, and retired from Sonoco Products after 21 years.

Surviving are, son, Paul J. Hall of Hartsville; two daughters, Jan (Buddy) Osborne of Hartsville, and Debbie (Tony) Hardin of Jacksonville, N.C.; a brother, Jerry Hall of Cassatt; three sisters, Polly Ann Leaird and Katie Sue Langley of Cassatt, and Nancy Jackson of Lugoff; grandchildren, Rodney Tiller, Logan Hall and Marie Hall of Hartsville, and Joshua Hardin and Sarah Hardin of Jacksonville, N.C.; and a special friend, Virginia Outlaw of McBee.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dot West.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Audrey Lee Hewett

CORNELIUS, N.C. – Audrey Lee Hewett, 50, died Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Presbyterian Main Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 from Bethel Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jim Keegan officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, N.C. 28031; or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Hewett was a daughter of Ernestine O. Barnes of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., and the late William W. Hewett. She was a caring daughter, wonderful mother, beloved sister, and friend. Mrs. Hewett was employed by Bank of America, was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius, the Mortgage Bankers Association, Society of Shaggers and IPTAY.

Surviving are a daughter, Brittany Taylor Hewett of Cornelius; a brother, William W. (Beverly) Hewett Jr. of Ocean Isle Beach; and a sister, Deb (Dan) Swedberg of Haymarket, Va.

Arrangements were entrusted to Raymer Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Willa Mae Hillian Hubbard

CHESTERFIELD – Willa Mae Hillian Hubbard, 86, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30 from Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Hubbard was a daughter of the late Sallie and Rufus Hillian. After attending Coulter Academy, she taught school at Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church, as well as in the Black Creek area at Rhode Branch A.M.E. Zion School. With her husband, Leonard Hubbard, Mrs. Hubbard moved to New York City where she lived in Brooklyn and Queens for nearly 60 years. Her church memberships there included Siloam Presbyterian and St. Albans Congregational churches. She served at Brooklyn State Hospital as a psychiatric assistant for over 40 years, working with mentally challenged patients.

Surviving are a son, Leonard Perry Hubbard; a daughter, Carolyn Geraldine Hubbard-Kamunanwire; four granddaughters, Malaika Kamun-anwire, Bahati Kamunanwire-Walker, Dedi Hubbard and Leah Hubbard; a daughter-in-law, Dr. Lodema Stephens Hubbard; a son-in-law, Ambassador Perezi Kamunanwire; a grandson-in-law, Derrick Walker; a sister, Yvonne (J.C.) Glenn; a brother, Laphone Hillian; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death 11 brothers and sisters; and a grandson.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

William ‘Bill’ Hurst

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – William “Bill” Hurst died unexpectedly Friday, April 21, 2006 at NorthEast Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23 from Lane St. Baptist Church with Dr. Greg Pierce officiating. Burial followed in Carolina Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Lane St. Baptist Church, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis, N.C. 28083.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Hurst was the son of the late Edgar T. Hurst and Katherine Burr Hurst. He was retired from Cannon Mills where he was a machinist and formerly worked for Western Electric. He was a member of Lane St. Baptist Church and was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Clark Hurst; three daughters, Billie (Norman) Galloway and Penny (Melvin) Houser of Kannapolis, and Candy (John) Smith of Concord, N.C.; five grandchildren, Amber Widenhouse, Todd Widenhouse, Brian Widenhouse, Dustin Smith and Cody Smith of Concord; a sister, Elese Davis of Kannapolis; a brother, Calvin Hurst of Kannapolis; and a special sister-in-law, Tommie (Don) Campbell of Concord.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ison, Perry, J.T. and John L. Hurst; and two sisters, Idell Johns and Peggy Elderman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lady’s Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Eugenia Ann Catoe King

LUGOFF – Eugenia Ann Catoe King, 50, died Thursday, April 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30 from Lugoff Friend-ship Baptist Church with the Revs. Bruce Watford and Matt Galloway officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Lugoff Friendship Baptist Church, 1056 U.S. Highway 1 South, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. King was a daughter of Bonnie Motley Catoe and the late Eugene J. Catoe, and was the widow of Julian Anthony King. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Lugoff.

Surviving are her mother of Patrick; two sons, Nathan Kyle (Stacey) King of Cassatt, and Brent Anthony King of Lugoff; two grandsons, Troy Anthony King and Bruce King of Cassatt; two brothers, Jerry Wayne (Stephanie) Catoe and Ronnie W. (Wanda) Catoe of Lugoff; a sister, Patsy Anita Catoe of Patrick; and her fiancé, Steven Creech of Lugoff.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Norris Presson Mattox

  1. SIMONS ISLAND – Norris Presson Mattox, 81, died Monday, May 1, 2006 at Magnolia Manor.

A memorial service will be held in Charlotte, N.C., at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Ga. 31525.

A native of Union County, N.C., Mrs. Mattox had made her home on St. Simons Island since 2004, moving from Charlotte, N.C. She was a retired secretary.

Surviving are a son, Rick Mattox of St. Simons Island; a daughter, Jeanette Mason of Charlotte; two brothers, Jim Presson and Bill Presson of Charlotte; two sisters, Peggy Mahoney of Barnegat, N.J., and Kate Martin of Pageland; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

 

Jerry Franklin Melton

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Jerry Franklin Melton, 70, died Saturday, April 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held Monday, April 24 from First Baptist Church, Huntersville, N.C., with the Rev. Dr. Doug Danner and the Rev. S.M. Dorton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, N.C. 28078.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Melton was a son of Thomas Levi and Lela Mae Rivers Melton. A graduate of Chester-field High School, he attended the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy and was a fraternal brother with Pi Kappa Alpha. Mr. Melton later served in the United States Navy. He retired from Edgecomb Metals after 38 years. Mr. Melton was a member of First Baptist Church, Huntersville.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine “Jo” Moore Melton; a daughter, Debbie Melton (Alan) Higgins of Huntersville; a son, Roger (Michelle) Melton of Matthews, N.C.; grandchildren, Chris Higgins, Evan Higgins and Samantha Melton; a brother, Robert (Anna) Melton of Chesterfield; and four sisters, Essie Sellers, Louise Gulledge, Sybil Muir and Sadie Clark of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Raymer Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

James Clay ‘JC’ Mitchell

CHERAW – James Clay “JC” Mitchell, 65, died Friday, April 21, 2006 after a long illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28 from Grooms Funeral Home with the Rev. Anthony Waymyers officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Orangeburg, Mr. Mitchell was a son of John and Wilamina Mitchell, and was the widower of Ethelrine Peagues. He moved to Rockaway, N.Y., as a young man. Mr. Mitchell was self-educated and successfully ran several small businesses.

Surviving are three sons, Gabriel (Veronica), Vincent (Cawetha) and James Jr.; two grandsons, Justin and Keenan; four granddaughters, Tiara, Janira, Whitney and Diamonique; a sister, Willa (Dean) McDonald of Jamaica, N.Y.; a sister, Marilyn (Gerry) Miller of Amityville, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Clark of Manhatten, N.Y., and Annelle (James) Jackson of the Bronx, N.Y.; three brothers-in-law, Robert Peagues, John Peagues and Luther Peagues of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Dean and Ruth Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Grace Dutton Radspinner

DARLINGTON – Grace Dutton Radspinner, 93, died Saturday, April 29, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Radspinner was a daughter of the late Eugene Tillman and Hannah Revell Dutton, and was the widow of Fred Radspinner. She was a housewife and enjoyed playing her violin. Mrs. Dutton was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Evelyn Dutton of Darlington, and Mabel D. Ivey of Cheraw; and one niece and one nephew.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Carl B. Self Sr.

CHERAW – Carl B. Self Sr. 44, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Mr. Self was a son of Virginia Poston Self Linn and the late Ezzelle Benson Self. He worked for Bennettsville Printing.

Surviving are his wife, Teresa Ratley Self of Cheraw, a son, Carl (Sabrina) B. Self Jr. of Cheraw; two brothers, Randy Self of Bishopville, and Neil (Alishia) Sellers of Chesterfield; and a close devoted family friend, Sherrie Thompson of Cheraw. 

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

Hayward Trimnal

BETHUNE – Hayward Trimnal, 65, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 4 from Bethune Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Holley officiating. Burial by the South Carolina State Trooper Honor Guard will follow in the Brannon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department memorial fund.

Born in Bethune, Mr. Trimnal was a son of the late Colie Boykin Trimnal and Sallie Thompson Trimnal. He was a dedicated police officer for 35 years. Mr. Trimnal served as a police officer and Police Chief at Bethune Police Department from 1971-1988. He was a lieutenant with the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department where he served from 1988 to his recent retirement.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Winburn Trimnal of Bethune; a son, Colie J. Trimnal of Bethune; a daughter, Susan T. (Jeffrey A.) Holley of Bethune; a granddaughter, Anna Susanne Holley of Bethune; and a brother, Leven Trimnal of Camden.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel H. Jones.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

The Rev. Ronald Clyde Vaughn

ALBEMARLE, N.C. – The Rev. Ronald “Ronnie” Clyde Vaughn, 56, died Monday, May 1, 2006 at Stanly Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 from Centerview Baptist Church with the Revs. Lowell Brown and Garry Baker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Military rites will be performed at graveside by Stanly County DAV Chapter 12.

Memorials may be made to Centerview Baptist Church, 1818 Blanch St., Albemarle, N.C. 28001.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Vaughn was a son of the late Evan Benjamin Vaughn and the late Joyce Driggers Vaughn. He was a Vietnam Era United States Army veteran, and was a Baptist minister. The Rev. Vaughn graduated from Kings College with a business degree, and Wingate College with a BA degree. He was a minister of Oakdale Baptist Church in Polkton, N.C., Thompson Creek Baptist Church in Chesterfield, and Centerview Baptist Church in Albemarle for the last 22 years.

Surviving are his wife, Inez Vaughn of the home; a son, Stephen Robert Vaughn of the home; a brother, Don (Linda) Vaughn of Morven, N.C., and E.B. “Ebbie” (Marilyn) Vaughn of Monroe, N.C.; a sister, Brenda (Charles) Riddle of Anchorage, Alaska; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartsell Funeral Home.  . Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 4, 2006.

William D. Burch

CHERAW – William D. Burch, 80, died Sunday, May 7, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Burch was a son of the late Dewey Hill and Mamie Niven Burch. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church. Mr. Burch was a United States Navy veteran serving during World War II aboard the USS New Mexico. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Sara Hardin Burch of Cheraw; a daughter, Kay Burch (Larry) Spears of Cheraw; a brother, Joe Banks Burch of Cheraw; a sister, Louise B. Long of Cheraw; and two grandchildren, Amy H. Spears of Clemson, and William M. Spears of Banner Elk, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a son, William “Bill” D. Burch Jr., and a sister, Miriam B. Elvington.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  .   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday,May 11, 2006.

Sarah Wilma B.J. Burns

CHERAW – Sarah Wilma B.J. Burns, 71, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 1 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anthony Waymyers officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Burns was a daughter of the late Marion and Rudolph Davis Braxton, and was the widow of Lonzo Burns. Known to others as “Mother Burns,” she was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Mrs. Burns received her education in the public schools of Chesterfield County. She worked various jobs and retired after 17 years from Cheraw Yarn Mills.

Surviving are nine children, Mae Charlotte Primus, Curtis (Evelyn) Johnson, Barry (Jessie Mae) Johnson, Willie “Nay” Johnson, Michael (Janie) Johnson, Sarah Ann (Michael) Covington, Shelia (Michael) Wilson and Jonathan “Tony” (Pat) Burns of Cheraw, and Alonzo (Amanda) Johnson of Morven, N.C.; three adopted sons, Matthew (Cynthia) Sinclair, Timothy (Wendy) Tillman and Belton Grooms of Cheraw; 27 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Thelma Singleton, Rhunetta Braxton, Marion B. Powe, Netty Jean (Henry) Ellison, Louella (Eli) Small, Eva Mae Wright and Irene (Ray) Bloomfield of Cheraw; a brother, Willie Sylvester Braxton of Cheraw; two sisters-in-law, Albert Patrick and Louise Short of Cheraw; a brother-in-law, Pink Patrick; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Braxton, and a sister, Mary Frances Braxton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006.

Freder J. Curry

JEFFERSON – Freder J. Curry, 91, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at her residence after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7 from Mt. Elon United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Curry was a daughter of the late Mack

 

and Carrie Pate Jowers. She received her education in area public schools and graduated from Benedict College with a degree in education. Mrs. Curry was a retired employee with the Chesterfield County public school system. She was also a member of Mt. Elon United Methodist Church as well as a member of the United Methodist Women, Chairperson of Higher Learning and Vacation Bible School teacher.

Surviving are a son, Princtelo (Patricia) E. Curry of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two grandchildren, Karla and Elizabeth; two sisters, Dorethea J. Blakeney of Pageland, and Cornelia J. Watson of Jefferson; and a number of other relatives and friends. Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006.

Henry Dillard

CHERAW – Henry Dillard, 73, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006.

A funeral service was held at Thursday, May 4 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Georgetown Church of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 769, Georgetown, S.C. 29442.

Born in Mullins, Mr. Dillard was a son of the late Noah Lee and Evelyn Martin Dillard. He retired after 40 years as an evangelist and Church of God pastor, having served the Murrells Inlet, Six Mile Crossing, Latta, Kingstree, Johnsonville and Chesterfield Church of God. He was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard and was a member of Georgetown Church of God.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Kate McDowell Dillard of the home; three sons, Stephen (Teresa) Dillard and John David Dillard of Sumter, and Joseph Berry (Beth) Dillard of Cambridge, N.Y.; a daughter, Margaret Dillard (Gary) Cummings of Lexington; two grandsons, Brent Dillard of Sumter, and Jackson Henry Dillard of Cambridge; and two sisters, Winnie Lee Jenkins of Marion, and Mary Clayton of Pellocksville, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006.

Luther Drake Jr.

CHERAW – Luther Drake Jr., 63, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006 following a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 from Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Gladys Broome officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Drake was a son of Dorothy and the late Luther Drake Sr. He attended Chesterfield County public schools and was self-employed for many years. Mr. Drake was a member of St. James Baptist Church. He was formerly married to Mary Spencer.

Surviving are his mother of Cheraw; three brothers, Johnny (Gloria) Drake and Robert Drake of Cheraw, and Cornelius (Gertrude) Drake of Charlotte, N.C.; three sisters, Earnestine McDonald, Geneva (Walter) Byrd and Teresa Drake of Cheraw; three aunts and a number of other relatives and friends.

 

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Jamar Antwon Galloway

BENNETTSVILLE – Jamar Antwon Galloway was born at 10:47 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006 and died at 4 p.m. that afternoon.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 from Grooms Funeral Home with the Rev. C.A. McKinney officiating. Burial followed in the Davis Family Cemetery.

Born at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C., Jamar was a son of Tamicka Shantal Galloway and Jackie Jones of Bennettsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006.

Mystery Toma Hillian

FORESTVILLE, MD. – Mystery Toma Hillian, 9, died Sunday, April 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 from Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. Barry Thompson and U.L. Sharper officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Mystery was a son of Katrina Denise Powe and Antonio Hillian. He enjoyed playing video games with his brother, listening to music and playing with friends.

Surviving are a brother, Thomas Lydell Robinson Jr. of Forestville; his father

 

of Cheraw; a grandmother, Eloise “Vickie” Powe of Cheraw; a grand-ather, Samuel “Jerry” Bridges of Cheraw; an aunt, Lawander Bridges of District Heights, Md.; three uncles, Michael L. Powe and Tavon V. Powe Sr. of Cheraw, and Samuel “J.B.” Bridges of District Heights; two cousins, Tavon V. Powe Jr. of Scranton, Pa. and Vochel Powe of Cheraw; a great-grandmother, Theretha Wilson Funderburke Powe Phillips of Cheraw; two aunts, Catherine D. Powe of Cheraw, and Patricia A. Powe of New Haven, Conn.; an uncle, Walter Powe Jr. of Columbia; eight cousins Marlon T. Powe of Suitland, Md., Shadia N. Powe, Jetoines C. Powe, Robert J. Powe and Abaji J. Powe of New Haven, Moses D. Powe of Forestville, and Bershard T. Mewborn and Marquis D. Powe 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), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Julia Lee Waddell Huntley

DALZELL – Julia Lee Waddell Huntley, 65, died Friday, May 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7 from Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mrs. Huntley was a daughter of the late John A. and Ruth Lee Waddell. She was a business college graduate and was a civil service employee at Shaw Air Force Base for 27 years. Mrs. Huntley was a member of Brown Creek Baptist Church and attended Shaw Air Force Base Chapel.

Surviving are her husband, Robert M. “Bobby” Huntley of the home; a daughter, Gayla Dawn Huntley (Jerry Eugene Jr.) Jackson of Sumter; three grandchildren, Cassandra Grace Jackson, Alexandria Hope Jackson and Jerry Eugene Jackson III; a brother, Leon Waddell of Wadesboro; and four sisters, Rose Adams and Sara Johnson of Charlotte, N.C., and Betty Ruth Bennett and Rachel Bunn of Wades-boro.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Allen Waddell Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Gene Lowery

WALLACE – Gene Lowery, 59, died Saturday, May 6, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mr. Lowery was a son of Mary Alice Tarlton Lowery and the late Lennox Eugene Lowery. He was a retired welder.

Surviving are his mother of Cheraw; a brother, Bobby (Connie) Lowery of Cheraw; three nieces, Cheri Lowery of Cheraw, Billie Jo Moore of Ruby, and Mary Nancy Gibbs of Florence; an aunt, Virginia Cameron of Southern Pines, N.C.; two uncles, John Tarlton of Burlington, N.C., and Julian Tarlton of Maryland.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Lowery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Earl Gray Money

PATRICK – Earl Gray Money, 73, died Friday, May 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7 from Palmetto Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Davie County, N.C., Mr. Money was a son of the late George Dewey and Lovie Texanna Jordan Money. He was a business college graduate, a former employee of Bell Lines and a retired truck driver with Yellow Freight Lines. Mr. Money was a member of the Teamsters Union 391 and a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Ida Mae Perdue Money of the home; a son, Eric (Michelle) Money of Greenville; a daughter, Paula Money Sipe of Patrick; four grandchildren, Bryce Ryschon, BreAnne Ryschon, Derrick Sipe and Elizabeth Gray Money; and a brother, Eldon Money of Walnut Cove, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

William A. ‘Bill’ Newberry

CHESTERFIELD – William A. “Bill” Newberry died Friday, April 28, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church with a eulogy given by Mr. Newberry’s grandson, Dennis Kimrey.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Surviving are his longtime companion, Martha Douglas of the home; stepchildren, Jimmy and Charlene Strickland of Natchitoches, La., John and Cindy Strickland and Frankie and Nancy Strickland of Rockingham, N.C., Anne and Marcus Wright and Bobbie Wolfe of Holly Ridge, N.C., and Ellen McFarland of Natchitoches; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sandhills Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Annie Sullivan Owens

PAGELAND – Annie Sullivan Owens, 91, died Monday, May 8, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 11 from Zion United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 671 Zion Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Owens was a daughter of the late Sandy and Flonnie Deason Sullivan, and was the widow of Robert E. Owens to whom she had been married for 68 years. She was a homemaker and member of Zion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Rachel Owens (John) Funderburk and Bonnie Owens (Rick) Hendrix of Pageland; a son-in-law, Bobby Hendrix of Pageland; a sister, Arlevia Webster of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Robbie (Jean) Hendrix, Joey (Patty) Hendrix, David (Dale) Hendrix, Tracey (Randle) Deese, Shelia (Rodney) Ratliff and

Mark Funderburk; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Owens, and a daughter, Patsy Owens Hendrix.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Katrina Denise Powe

FORESTVILLE, MD. – Katrina Denise Powe, 31, died Sunday, April 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 from Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. Barry Thompson and U.L. Sharper officiating. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Ms. Powe was a daughter of Eloise “Vickie” Powe and Samuel “Jerry” Bridges. She attended Lincoln Bassett Elementary School in New Haven, Conn., and Long Junior High in Cheraw where she played basketball. She returned to New Haven in 2003 and worked at Residence Inn by Marriott.

Surviving are a son, Thomas Lydell Robinson Jr. of Forestville; her parents of Cheraw; a sister, Lawander Bridges of District Heights, Md.; three brothers, Michael L. Powe and Tavon V. Powe Sr. of Cheraw, and Samuel “J.B.” Bridges of District Heights; a nephew, Tavon V. Powe Jr. of Scranton, Pa.; a niece, Vochel Powe of Cheraw; a grandmother, Theretha Wilson Funderburke Powe Phillips of Cheraw; two aunts, Catherine D. Powe of Cheraw, and Patricia A. Powe of New Haven, Conn.; an uncle, Walter “Bopete” Powe Jr. of Columbia; eight cousins Marlon T. Powe of Suitland, Md., Shadia N. Powe, Jetoines C. Powe, Robert J. Powe and Abaji J. Powe of New Haven, Moses D. Powe of Forestville, and Bershard T. Mewborn and Marquis D. Powe of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Eddins Pratt

POLKTON, N.C. – Elizabeth Eddins Pratt, 86, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 in Hospice House in Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, N.C., with the Revs. Steve McLain and Darrin Moore officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Polkton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 36, Polkton, N.C. 28135; or Polkton Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 10, Polkton, N.C. 28135.

Born in Anson County, Mrs. Pratt was a daughter of the late Peter Raymond and Carrie Aileen Gaddy Eddins, and was the widow of Benjamin Pratt. She was retired from James Printing Company and was a member of Polkton United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two children, David Gaddy of Wilmington, N.C., and Judy (David) Napier of Polkton; two granddaughters, Beth (Greg) Lee and Robbie, Amy Napier of Polkton; four great-grandchildren, Ashton Lee, Jordan Lee, Sarah Trexler and Aaron Trexler; and two sisters, Peggy Leonard and Betty Davis of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, and nine brothers and sisters, James, Eugene, Robert, E.C. and Marcus Eddins, Corrine Ricketts, Ruth Eddins, Louise Scott and Dorothy Wilkes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.   Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Danny Lee Rainwater

CHERAW – Danny Lee Rainwater, 52, died Friday, May 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Monday, May 8 from White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Rainwater was a son of Thelma Quick Rainwater and the late George Rainwater. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Church and a pipe fitter with Marlboro Mechanical Company.

Surviving are his wife, Jennifer Quick Rainwater of the home; his mother of Wallace; two sons, Benjamin Daniel Rainwater of Wallace, and Justin Bryan Rainwater of Hartsville; two daughters, Heather R. (Derrick) Sellers of Bennettsville, and Maranda Dee Rainwater of Hartsville; two stepsons, James Mark Witherspoon of Columbia, and Steven Charles Moss of Kenly, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Summer Ann Samantha Moss of Kenly; two brothers, John W. Rainwater and the Rev. Richard Rainwater of Wallace; two sisters, Carolyn Perhealth of Wallace, and Jeannette Sinclair of Hamlet, N.C.; a granddaughter, Hailey Sellers; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

 

Earnest Rollings Sr.

JEFFERSON – Earnest Wayne Rollings Sr., 84, died May 2, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 5 from Jefferson Church of God. Burial followed in Jefferson Cemetery.

Mr. Rollings was a son of James and Alma Rollings. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Jefferson-Angelus American Legion Post 80.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Oliver Rollings; a son, Earnest Wayne Rollings Jr. of Lugoff; two daughters, Diane Rollings Allen and Jeanette Rollings Boatwright of Jefferson; three sisters, Rosa Lee Edwards of Jefferson, Doris Oliver of Belmont, N.C., and Leona Price of Navarre, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Carolyn Query Smith

MOUNT PLEASANT – Carolyn Query Smith, 62, died Monday, May 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10 from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Burial followed at 1 p.m. in the Rivers Family Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to The Children’s Nursery Ministry, The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, 126 Coming St., Charleston, S.C. 29401.

Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mrs. Smith was a daughter of James Calvin Rivers and Elizabeth Maynard Rivers. She was a graduate of The University of South Carolina, and was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Mrs. Smith was a Real Estate Agent with William M. Means Real Estate. She was a Sunday School teacher at The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul., a former preschool teacher at the O’Quinn School and a former member of Mount Pleasant Town Appearance Committee.

Surviving are her husband, Henry Dale Smith of Mount Pleasant; three sons, William Furman O’Dell of Evergreen, Colo., and The Rev. Andrew Rivers O’Dell and Robert McRae O’Dell of Charleston; three sisters, Beth Rivers Curry of New York, N.Y., Rebecca Rivers Sullivan of Lexington, N.C., and Melinda Rivers Ford of Mount Pleasant; a brother, Jay Calvin Rivers of Charlotte, N.C.; and five grand-children, Hunter, Lily, Colin, Mitchell and Andrew.

Arrangements were entrusted to J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Edwin ‘Buddy’ Truett

DARLINGTON – Edwin Murray “Buddy” Truett, 84, died Monday, May 1, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in Grove Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Sandifer officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, P.O. Box 5216, Glenn Allen, Va. 23058; Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, D.C. 20078-7491; or First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 297, Darlington, S.C. 29540.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Truett was a son of the late Edward R. and Eva Knotts Truett. He was a long-time member of the Vance Hardin Sunday School Class and attended First Baptist Church. Mr. Truett retired from Coca Cola Bottling Company after over 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Medical Corps.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor C. Truett of the home; a son, Edwin Murray “Eddie” Truett Jr. of Darlington; a sister, Doris T. Winburn of Hartsville; and two grandchildren, Austin Michael Truett and Andrew Kendall Truett of Cheraw.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam “Dub” Truett, Lloyd P. “Pete” Truett, and Hazel Truett, and a sister, Iris Truett.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

Roy Carson West

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. – Roy Carson “Barney” West, 75, died Tuesday, May 3, 2006 at Carrington Place, Matthews, N.C., after a brief illness.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4 in Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Riddley officiating.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Building Fund, 3316 Pleasant Plains Road, Matthews, N.C. 28104.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. West was a son of the late Thurman A. and Grace Lowery West. He served in the United States Marines during the Korean War. During this time Mr. West received three Purple Hearts. He graduated from Wingate University and once it began offering four-year degrees, Mr. West went back as his daughter was entering Wingate and completed his education with her. He was a faithful member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church and worked for Springs Mills in Lancaster as a supervisor. Following his retirement, Mr. West enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren, and the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Panthers and Duke Basketball.

Surviving his wife of over 50 years, Jessie West of Indian Trail; a son, Danny (Laura) West of Indian Trail; a daughter, Sandy (Addison) Sumner of Indian Trail; and four grandchildren, Emily West, Carson West, Reid Sumner and Michael Sumner of Indian Trail.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, T.A. West Jr. and Ephraim West.

Arrangements were entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 11, 2006

James ‘Fab’ Blakeney

PAGELAND – James “Fab” Blakeney, 78, died Friday, May 12, 2006 at Kershaw County Medical Center, Camden.

A funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 from Salem United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Blakeney was a son of the late Ella Blakeney Thomas and stepson of the late Elbert Thomas, and was the widower of Susie Ann Lowery Blakeney. He was reared by his grandmother, the late Babe Blakeney. Mr. Blakeney received his education in the Chesterfield County public school system. Mr. Blakeney was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Men’s Group. Mr. Blakeney retired from Pageland Screen Printers in 1990 after 30 years.

Surviving are a niece and caregiver, Sylvia Lowery, and her children: Sylvia, Jamuris and Montrelle, all of the home; two grandsons, Jimmy Todd (Teresa) Lowery of Monroe, N.C., and Rico Mungo of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Norma Hyatt of Albemarle, N.C., and Betty Robinson of Washing-ton, D.C.; two devoted brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Fred (Diane) Lowery of Pageland, and Jim (Shirley) Little of Charlotte; a special friend, Annie Chambers; and a number of other relatives and friends.

The arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Pageland.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sarah Norwood Campbell

CHESTERFIELD – Sarah Norwood Campbell, 79, died Monday, May 15, 2006 at MUSC Medical Center, Charleston.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, from St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be prior to the service, 10-11 a.m. Thursday, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church Local Mission Fund or Church Day Care Center, 305 W. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or The Sarah Campbell Fund, Chester-field County Department of Social Services, 201 N. Page St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Campbell was a daughter of the late Eston “Ike” Gibbons Norwood and Sallie Warren Foster Norwood. She was a 1947 graduate of Converse College. Mrs. Campbell retired as a state employee after 30 years with the Chesterfield County Department of Social Services. She helped develop the program “Operation Christmas Joy” and continued to work with it for years after her retirement. Mrs. Campbell was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and helped start and manage the church daycare. She was also a member of the Amelia Craig Circle. Mrs. Campbell received the William Duke Craig Lifetime Community Service Award in 1999, presented by the Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce for outstanding service to the Chesterfield community.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, James Melvin Campbell of the home; a son, James Melvin (Mona Short) Campbell of Chesterfield; two daughters, Sallie Campbell and Alice Campbell (John Claude) Newton of Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren, Mary Florence Campbell (David) Watson of Chesterfield, Sarah Margaret Newton and John Claude Newton Jr. of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Eston “Ike” Gibbons (Dean Crabtree) Norwood Jr. of Athens, Ala.; and a sister, Betsy Norwood (John Frank Jr.) McLeod of Chesterfield.

The arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

James ‘Jim’ P. Coachman

 CHERAW – James “Jim” P. Coachman, 66, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at noon Monday, May 15 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Coachman was a son of the late Walter B. Kollock and Reva Johnson Coachman. He was a graduate of Long High School and spent most of his adult life in various cities of New York. After 35 years with the United States Postal Service, Mr. Coachman retired as a chief steward and also served as the Executive Vice President for the Postal Service local union. He returned to Cheraw in 2002 and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, where he served as a member of the Senior Usher Board and male choir. Mr. Coachman was a member of several organizations, including Past Master George Washington Carver Lodge 95, N.Y., Past High Priest Mid-Island Chapter 37 HRAM, Amityville, N.Y., Past Patron Carver Chapter 65 Order of the Eastern Star, Wyandanch, Noble Abu Bekr Temple 91 A.E.A.O.N.M.S., Brooklyn, N.Y., Deputy Grand Marshall of the MWPHGL State of New York, Emeritus, District Deputy Grand High Priest Emeritus HRAM MWPHGC State of New York.

Surviving are his wife, Lydia; three daughters, Janice Miller-Walker of Savannah, Ga., Aisha Gross of Kissimmee, Fla. and Lekisha McGuire of Brentwood, N.Y.; two sons Tyrone A. (Erika) Coachman of Charleston, and Garey McGuire Jr. of Kissimmee; 16 grandchildren; a great-grand-daughter; three sisters, Virginia Jones of Washington, D.C., Ella Hines of Brooklyn, and Carrie K. Wilson of Manhattan, N.Y.; seven brothers, Leroy Kolloch of Brooklyn, Burness (Annie) Freeman of Cheraw, Cubie (JoAnn) Kolloch of Denver, Colo., Walter (Betsey) Kolloch Jr. of Winston-Salem, N.C., Zollie Kolloch of Cheraw, Julius B. Short of Brooklyn, and Lewis Broadie of Charleston; an uncle, Calvin (Julia) Coachman of Brooklyn; an aunt, Margaret C. Smith of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth; a brother-in-law, Manuel Sanchez; mother-in-law, Dorcas Sanchez; Janice and Tyrone’s mother, Margie Coachman of Savannah, Ga., and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

The arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Richard Lee Cooley

HARTSVILLE – Richard Lee Cooley, 69, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 11 from South Hartsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Worthington officiating. Burial followed in Byrd Cemetery, Timmonsville.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Cooley was a son of the late Oran and Mayme Redick Cooley. He was a member of South Hartsville Baptist Church and was retired from Ard Transportation.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Hancock Cooley of Hartsville; a son, Keith (Kay) Cooley of McBee; a daughter, Marie Schaff of Hartsville; six grandchildren, Crystal Marie Jones, Jennifer Lee Jones, John Robert Jones, J.L. Schaff, Jessica Schaff and Katie Tyner; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon Jones and Jason Jones.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Cooley Gainey, and a brother, Winston Lee Cooley.

The arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ella Poston Catledge

KERSHAW – Ella Poston Catledge, 93, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 12 from Pine Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Catledge was a daughter of Johnny and Christina Douglas Poston, and was the widow of Carroll Catledge.

Surviving are eight children, Donnie Catledge, Hazel Catledge, Johnny Catledge, Paul Catledge, Larry Catledge, the Rev. Robert Catledge, Agnes Cauthen and Linda Hancock; and two siblings, Sara Beachboard and Clayton Poston.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thomas Franklin ‘Frank’ Davis

CHESTERFIELD – Thomas Franklin “Frank” Davis, 78, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 13 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Ben and Myrtle White Davis. He was a graduate of Zoar High School and attended Wingate College and the University of South Carolina. Mr. Davis was a graduate of Cornell University, where he received a hotel management and culinary degree. He was a retired interior designer and antique dealer. Mr. Davis was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the Chesterfield American Legion Post 74.

Surviving are two brothers, Lewis E. (Elizabeth) Davis of Newberry, and Judge Edwin “Brother” (Betty) Davis of Chesterfield; two sisters, Carolyn D. Goldsmith of Chesterfield, and Julia D. (W.B.) Mackall of Clearwater, Fla.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary D. Pusser.

The arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Jerry Lynn Hudley

BRENTWOOD, MD. – Jerry Lynn Hudley, 52, died Thursday, April 27, 2006 as the result of an automobile accident.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 from Fort Lincoln Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Shy Quon Ely officiating. Burial followed in the Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Hudley was a son of the late Cornelius and Margaret B. Hudley. He graduated from McKinley High School in 1972. Mr. Hudley attended Knoxville College, the University of the District of Columbia and Prince George’s Community college where he majored in health care. He received his religious training at Springfield Baptist Church where he worked with the Baptist Training Union and sang with the Voices of Zion. Mr. Hudley was employed by the C&P Telephone Company and AT&T. Later he worked for the D.C. public school system in the building service department. At the time of his death Mr. Hudley was the owner and manager of two apartment buildings in the District of Columbia.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn; a stepdaughter, Karen (Anthony) Jackson; a stepson, Ronald “Jamie” (Carolyn) Butler; three sisters, Yvonne H. (Richard) Wilson, Elsie H. Smith and Geraldine H. (James) King; a brother, Donald L. Hudley Sr.; four nieces, Yvette (Wayne) Griffin, Nikole Smith, Richelle (Theodore) Harvey and Kimberly King; a nephew, Donald (Deneer) Hudley Jr.; five grand-nephews, Charles and Jonathan Stevenson, Andre White, Nicholas and Christopher Hudley; a grandniece, Rileigh Harvey; four aunts, Bernice B. Evans of Washington, D.C., Essie Bell Blackwell, Odessa B. Jackson and Queen Esther B. Tate of Cheraw; a great-aunt, Bertha Scurry of Wilmington, Del., step-grandchildren, Amanda (Ivan) Valigy, Anthony Jr., Christopher, Nicholas, Jarred and Javon Jackson, Chatney and Chauncey Reid, Sakina, Tiana and Ronald Butler; a step great-granddaughter, Ariana Valigy; sisters-in-law, E. Virginia Williams, Vivian Ramsey and Natalie (Raymond) Murray; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Dawn Butler.

The arrangements were entrusted to Fort Lincoln Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Robert Conley ‘Bud’ Jenkins

LANCASTER – Robert Conley “Bud” Jenkins, 74, died Sunday, May 7, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, May 9 in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to High Point Freewill Baptist Church, 2095 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, S.C. 29720; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Jenkins was a son of the late Gus and Fannie Mahaffey Jenkins.

Surviving are a brother, Billy Ray Jenkins of Heath Springs; and a sister, Betty Jane Shook of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Bill Jenkins, J.C. Jenkins, Tom Jenkins, Woodrow Jenkins and Harlon Jenkins; and four sisters, Jazzy Jenkins, Louise Knight, Annie Bell Rollins and Eunice Stacks.

The arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Floyd ‘Buddy” Drew Miller

LANCASTER – Floyd “Buddy” Drew Miller, 73, died Sunday, May 14, 2006 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 from Springdell Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Tillman officiating. Burial followed in the Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Lancaster County Foster Parents Association, 1837 Pageland Hwy., Lancaster, S.C. 29720; the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1142, Lancaster, S.C. 29721; or the Springdell Baptist Church Building Fund

Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Miller was a son of the late Wade Drew and Ona Lee Hunter Miller. He was a member of Springdell Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Miller was a United States Army veteran. He was retired from Springs Industries as a supervisor after 38 years in the weave department; he then worked for Polymer Processing of Rock Hill for six years, Sediver of York for four years and Lancaster County for five years. Mr. Miller and his wife were foster parents for Lancaster County for 34 years.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Virginia Ruth McManus; a son, Jayson Paul (fiancée Le Ericka Lake) Miller of Little Mountain; four daughters, Sherry (Jimmy) Hudson, Janet (Robert) Roach and Sheila (Mark) Adams of Lancaster, and Melanie (Robert) Griffith of Chesterfield; 10 grandchildren, Michele (Bill) Allen and Emily (Jason) Leaphart of Lancaster, Amy (Andy) Viars of Troutman, N.C., Caroline Hudson of Gaithersburg, Md., Allison Roach of Spartanburg, Shelly (Gerald) Catoe of Pageland, and Jared White, Haley Abigail and Madison Griffith of Chesterfield; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Allen, Annabeth Allen, Logan Leaphart and Suzanne Catoe; and seven sisters, Lucille Loatwall, Ann Hough, Doris Moore, Ardis Hunter, Mary Aldridge and Peggy Mackey of Lancaster, and Gloria Simpson of Marshville, N.C.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas Miller and Wade Gaye Miller, and a great-grandson, Alex Leaphart.

The arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Nancy Elaine Robson

LAUREL HILL, N.C. – Nancy Elaine Robson, 42, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13 from Harrington Funeral Home with the Revs. Sam Watkins and Annie Mae Sproles officiating. Burial followed in the Steen family cemetery.

Born in Hamlet, N.C., Ms. Robson was a daughter of Eliza English Robson and the late Colie Robson. She was employed by Kordsa-USA and worked for Textiles-Twisting. Ms. Robson attended Prevattes Chapel.

Surviving are her mother of Bennetts-ville; four brothers, J.C. Robson of Bennettsville, James Melvin Robson of Hamlet, Donnie (Barbara) Robson of Ellerbe, N.C., and Marshall (Lisa) Robson of Chesterfield; three sisters, Ann (Neal) Helms of Bennettsville, Monnie (Johnnie) Willoughby of Rockingham, N.C., and Helen Herndon of Hamlet; nieces and nephews, Keith Helms, Jason Helms, Colby Robson, Paul Robson, Patrick Herndon, Dana Willoughby, Heather Herndon and April Robson.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Louise Robson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ruby Usrey Coble

LILESVILLE, N.C. – Ruby Usrey Coble, 78, died Monday, May 15, 2006 in Carolinas Medical Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, May 18 from Gum Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Lilesville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gum Springs Baptist Church, c/o Sarah Harrington, 1364 Hailey’s Ferry Road, Lilesville, N.C. 28091; or Lilesville Cemetery, c/o Donna McAllister, P.O. Box 206, Lilesville, N.C. 28091.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Coble was a daughter of the late Jesse Lee and Verna Murray Usrey, and was the widow of Roy Glenn Coble. She was a textile retiree, having last been employed with West Knitting. Mrs. Coble was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church.

Surviving are a brother, Johnny (Linda) Usrey of Lilesville; two sisters, Frances Tarlton and Vickey Gilmore of Lilesville; her 13 nieces and nephews, Elaine McPherson of Morven, N.C., Cynthia Luck of Cheraw, Donna Roberts of Columbia, Sandra Ratliff of Chapel Hill, N.C., Brenda McCormick, Susan Poe, Lynn Whitlock, Doris Lathan, Karen Teal, Penny Young and Johnny Lee Usrey of Lilesville, Brad Gilmore of Huntersville, N.C., and Leslie Hyatt of Polkton, N.C.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Polly Mabe and Dorothy Ratliff; and three nephews, Jeffrey Usrey, Morris Ray Brown and William Lee Brown.

The arrangements are entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Hattie F. Walters

SOCIETY HILL – Hattie F. Walters, 72, has died.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2006 from Harris Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Society Hill Latter-Day Saints Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Walters was a daughter of Allen and Della Edwards Freeman, and was the widow of Marvin Walters.

Surviving are five children, Ricky Walters, Dean Walters, Wayne Walters, Marlene Weatherford and Wanda Freeman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Rev. M.J. Wheeler

KERSHAW – The Rev. M.J. Wheeler, 84, died Monday, May 15, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18 from Potter’s House Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

A son of the late Lester Helms and Deannie Wheeler Free, the Rev. Wheeler was pastor and founder of Potter’s House Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Loma Craig Wheeler; three children, Donald Joseph Wheeler and Thomas Neal Wheeler of Wesley Chapel, N.C., and Shirley Mae Mullis of Indian Trail, N.C.; two special grandchildren, Eddie and Joey; two special great-grand-children, Wendy and E.J.; two brothers, Charlie Free and Richard Free of Pageland; a sister, Janet of New York; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Roy Lee Wheeler and Marvin Red Wheeler.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 18, 2006

Blythe P. Cato

 PAGELAND – Blythe P. Cato, 86, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 19 from Zion United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A daughter of Lawson and Bess Smith Pigg, Mrs. Cato was the widow of C. Bruce Cato.

Surviving are two daughters, Julia Robertson and Elizabeth Shrum; two sisters, Martha Cole and Kathryn Ross; five grandchildren, Lem Robertson, Sarah Deason, Mary Blythe Chipman and Jennifer Behunin, Beth Isaacs; and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

Eunice Polson Davidson

BENNETTSVILLE – Eunice Polson Davidson, 77, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 12 from Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in Hickory Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Marlboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 123, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512; or the American Cancer Society, 950 North 48th Ave., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Davidson was a daughter of the late A.B. and Jennie Driggers Polson, and was the widow of Henry Rufus Davidson Jr. She was retired from Delta Mills and was a member of Wallace Baptist Church, where she was a former records keeper and choir member.

Surviving are a daughter, Wanda (Jesse) Chavis of Bennettsville; a brother, Otis Polson of Wallace; two grandchildren, Tommy (Doris) Chavis of Rockingham, N.C., and Daphne (Bobby) Hyatt of Blenheim; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

Clifford Ormand Dupree

 MCFARLAN, N.C. – Clifford Ormand Dupree, 78, died Saturday, May 20, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23 in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 742, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; or Westfield Creek Baptist Church, c/o Bessie Hannah, 508 E. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Bainbridge, Ga., Mr. Dupree was a son of the late Robert W. and Maybelle Goodwin Dupree. He was a member of the I.B.E.W., the Theodore Roosevelt Masonic Lodge of Cartaret, N.J., and the VFW of Bainbridge. Mr. Dupree was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Calvary Episcopal Church.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Etta “Kitty” Dupree of the home; a daughter, Sharon (Ron) Powell of Fort Mill; and three grandchildren, Chip Powell, Christopher Powell and Stephen Powell, all of Fort Mill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

Pearlie Mae Jackson Garvin

CHERAW – Pearlie Mae Jackson Garvin, 81, died Saturday, May 13, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20 from Robinson A.M.E. Zion with the Revs. M. Diana Charles, Charles W. Malloy, Bessie Simon and Debra Waddell officiating. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Garvin was a daughter of Lessie Jackson, and was the widow of the Rev. Rufus Garvin. She was a member of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church, where she was in the Faith Choir, Senior Choir and served on the Deaconess Board. Mrs. Garvin retired from Robertson Factory after 20 years.

Surviving are three sons, Carroll (Mary) Garvin of Society Hill, and Rufus (Frances) Garvin and Andre’ (Denise) Garvin of Cheraw; three daughters, Frances (Robert) Short of Forestville, Md., Brenda (Calvin) Ford of Cheraw, and Freida (William) Norcott of Dumfries, Va.; two aunts, Eva Jackson of Warren, Ohio, and Mamie Walls of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Leona Byrd of Glen Burnie, Md.; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two special friends, Rosa Mae Waddell and Annie Bell McQueen 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), Thursday, May 25, 2006

 

Ollie Boone Helms

LANCASTER – Ollie Boone Helms, 81, died Monday, May 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 from Canaan Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Clayton Cordell and Ansel Smith officiating. Burial followed in Westside Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Canaan Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 220, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Helms was a daughter of the late Jack Boone and Lucy Lee Robinson Boone, and was the widow of Amon Theo “A.T.” Helms. A homemaker, she was a member of the Canaan Free Will Baptist Church, where she was a member of the adult Sunday School class and the ladies auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Robert “Rickey” Helms and Dennis C. (Debbie) Helms of Lancaster; five daughters, Peggy Pate, Dianne (John) Rabon, Sharon “Sherry” (Kenneth) Rivers, Juanita (Charles) Brooks, and Janice (Randy) Ellis of Lancaster; 22 grandchildren, Bobby Gore, Rhonda Gore, Becky Fourdice, Mark Gore, Melinda Powell, Ronnie Pate, Donnie Pate, Douglas Pate, Randy Rabon, Patsy Hawkins, Greg Rabon, Robbie Helms, Lori Harper, Kelly Helms, Paula Rivers, Chucky Rivers, Rodney Brooks, Stephen Brooks, Jeff Brooks, Brian Ellis, Scott Ellis and Amanda Mungo; 38 great-grandchildren, Chris Gore, Kelly Gore, Trent Johnson, Ashley Gore, Jamie Sistare, Jennifer Sinclair, Stacy Pate, Ronnie Pate Jr., Dustin Pate, Taylor Pate, Casey Pate, Kholby Pate, Laci Pate, Cody Pate, Mandy Morgan, DeeAnn Harrison, Jonathan Rabon, Eric Hawkins, Kaitlyn Rabon, Noah Rabon, Ashley Helms, Marissa Helms, Nikki Harper, Angel Harper, Chaney Harper, Jordan Jones, Gabrielle Rivers, Madeline Rivers, Craig Brooks, Chase Brooks, Breeanna Brooks, Victoria Ellis, Josh Ellis, Samantha Ellis, Tyler Ellis, Haylee Ellis, Charles Jones and Summer Mungo; four great-great-grand-children, Zachary Sistare, Jaylynn Roberts, Alden Morgan and Wyatt Harrison; a brother, Donald Boone of Lancaster; and a sister, Ethel Baker of Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Gore; two daughters-in-law, Jackie Helms and Sharon A. Helms; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Gore, Sharon D. Helms, Dennis Helms Jr. and Christopher Helms; and two sisters, Neelie Morgan and Beatrice Hunter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

Melvin Douglas ‘Doug’ Hurst

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Melvin Douglas “Doug” Hurst, 65, died Friday, May 19, 2006 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 22 from Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Marshall Norris officiating. Burial followed in Richmond County Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, P.O. Box 2136, Rockingham, N.C. 28380.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Hurst was a son of the late Melvin Woodrow and Helen Ruth Holt Hurst. He was of the Congregational Holiness faith and had been an Independent Congre-gational Holiness Pastor. He also served in the United States Army.

Surviving are his wife Faye Robinson Hurst of the home; a son, Jamie Hurst of Rockingham; two daughters, Debbie K. Fucci and Rhonda Williams of Hamlet; a sister, Catherine Hurst of Rockingham; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carter Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

Lucile Davis McIver

CHERAW – Lucile Davis McIver, 100, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held Friday, May 19 from Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, 92 Chestnut St., Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. McIver was a daughter of the late Kessler David and Charlotte Lucile Prince Reese, and was the widow of both the Rev. John Eliot Davis and the Rev. Alphonso McIver. She earned a high school diploma from Benedict College, a baccalaureate degree from South Carolina State College and a master’s degree from New York University. Mrs. McIver was a retired educator spending her entire career in the Chesterfield County School District. She was also a lifelong member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Mrs. McIver retained memberships is Les Aides Civiques, the Joint Stock Lodge 287-B, she was president of the Minister’s Wives Council, secretary of the NAACP, secretary of the Venus Chapter 51 Order of the Eastern Star, the George-Amelia Club and a devoted Den Mother of Cub Scout Pack 175.

Surviving are a daughter, Lovye Davis (Rudolph) Oesterlin; four grand-children, Monika (Rodney) Wiltshire, Barbara (Richard) Oesterlin-Heath, Michael R. (Elizabeth) Oesterlin and Margrete (Jimps) Jean-Louis; seven great-grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Maggie Adams; two step-grand-daughters; five step-great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Julia and Charlotte.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage, Inc.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

Ira Lennon ‘Jack’ McPhatter

CHESTERFIELD – Ira Lennon “Jack” McPhatter, 72, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Born in Robeson County, N.C., Mr. McPhatter was a son of the lace Carl and Cornie Floyd McPhatter. He was a farmer and a retired ambulance driver.

Surviving are a son, Jackie (Norma) McPhatter of Mt. Gilead, N.C.; a daughter, Diane M. Swearengin of Wadesboro, N.C.; and two grand-children, Matthew Griffin and Chelsee McPhatter.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lennon McPhatter; a granddaughter, Jessica Swearengin; three brothers and a sister.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

 

Carrie Louise Stilwell Presson

PAGELAND – Carrie Louise Stilwell Presson, 83, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 from Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, Inc., P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., Mrs. Presson was a daughter of the late Thomas L. and Caroline Hovis Stilwell, and was the widow of Harold B. Presson Sr. to whom she had been married for 60 years. She was a retired seamstress and a life member of Steele Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C.

Surviving are a son, Harold B. “Benny” Presson of Pageland; two daughters, Diane (Joe) Vogt of Charlotte, and Karen Newsom of York; a sister, Emily Smith of Charlotte; two brothers, Roy Stilwell of Fort Mill, and Dick Stilwell of Charlotte; six granddaughters; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Dora Hammer; and two brothers, Robert Stilwell and Marion Stilwell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

Rodger L. Robertson

TRAVELERS REST – Rodger L. Robertson, 64, died Thursday, May 18, 2006 at The Laurels of Hendersonville, N.C.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20 in Enoree Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Enoree Baptist Church, 881 Tigerville Road, Travelers Rest, S.C. 29690.

Born in Greenville County, Mr. Robertson was a son of Blanche Crain Robertson and the late Royal Robertson. He was a United States Army veteran, was retired from AT&T and was a member of Enoree Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Joyce Roberts Robertson of the home; a son, Anthony “Tony” Robertson of Taylors; a brother, the Rev. Jerry (Barbara) Robertson of Bennettsville; and a granddaughter, Candice Lindsey Robertson.

Arrangements were entrusted to The Howze Mortuary. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

David ‘Son’ Robinson Jr.

JEFFERSON -David “Son” Robinson Jr., 74, died Sunday, May 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 from Jefferson Baptist Church with the Revs. Dale Broadway, Duane Stegall and Bobby Jordan officiating. Burial followed in Jefferson City Cemetery with Masonic Rites by Macedonia Lodge 239.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson Baptist Church, P.O. Box 247, Jefferson, S.C. 29718; or Macedonia Lodge 239, P.O. Box 68, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

A son of the late Dave and Azilee Kirkley Robertson, Sr., Mr. Robinson was a United States Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Jefferson Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and was always involved in church activities. Mr. Robinson was a member of Macedonia Lodge 239 in Jefferson, where he served as Tiler and received his 50-year pin in 2005. He was also a member of Jefferson American Legion Post 80. Mr. Robinson retired from DuPont-Lugoff and worked for various businesses including Raley Furniture and Appliances and Sullivan’s TV and Appliances, both in Jefferson, where he was known for his expertise in working on appliances.

Survivors are his wife, Beulah Mae Hopkins Robinson; a daughter, Susan “Susie” Jordan of Jefferson; two sons, David R. Robinson III of Jefferson and Derrick S. Robinson and his wife, Lana, of Lancaster; brothers, Jerry Robert-son and Bill Robertson, both of Chester; sisters, Sarah “Agnes” Robertson Hunter of Kershaw, Betty Lynn of Jefferson, and Shelby Jean Poche of Banner Elk, NC; seven grand-children and one great-grandchild.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Robinson. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

Dora Mae Watson

CHERAW – Dora Mae Watson, 80, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21 from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with the Revs. Albert Tucker and Wiley White Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Watson was a daughter of the late Henry and Lillie Jackson Davis, and was the widow of Dan Watson Jr. She attended Chesterfield County public schools and was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Lillie Mae (Albert) Marshall of Cheraw; a son, Fletcher Watson of Cheraw; a brother, Willie (Norma) Davis of Cheraw; two sisters, Catherine Williams and Leola Floyd of Cheraw; a foster brother; two foster sisters; a granddaughter, Stephanie (Curtis) Legette of Fort Drum, N.Y.; two grandsons, Alfred Marshall of Clarksville, Tenn., and Jeffrey Watson of Anderson; three great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 25, 2006

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

June 2006

 

Louise Adams

LANCASTER – Louise Adams, 81, died Thursday, May 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28 from Camp Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Hopkins officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Climax, Ga., Mrs. Adams was a daughter of the late Charlie and Annie Smith Thomas, and was the widow of Yancie Neuman Adams. She was a homemaker and member of Camp Creek Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are six sons, Benny Adams of Floresville, Texas, Carl “Buck” Adams of Jefferson, Michael Wayne Adams and Jackie Adams of Lancaster, Howard “Harry” Adams of Pageland, and Bill Adams of Heath Springs; three daughters, Janice Carol Adams, Rebecca Kirkley and Cynthia Catoe of Lancaster; two brothers, Leon Godwin of Climax, and Frank Thomas of Lancaster; two sisters, Lois Adams and Levon Parker of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Thomas and Charles Thomas.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Mary Jordan Burr

CHESTERFIELD – Mary Jordan Burr, 71, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 25 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Burr was a daughter of the late Coyt Hampton and Olivia Gaddy Jordan. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Yarn Mill and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Tommy Burr of Pageland, and Roger Burr and Ricky (Katherine) Burr of Chesterfield; a daughter, Linda Kay McCollum of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Jennie (Lawson) Raffaldt and Eloise (Grady) Jenkins of Ruby; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gracie Harper.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Sandra Mitchell Hildreth Chewning

 WADESBORO, N.C. – Sandra Mitchell Hildreth Chewning, 63, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006 in Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26 from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with the Rev.

Doug Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Anson Crisis Ministry, P.O. Box 797, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Duplin County, N.C., Mrs. Chewning was a daughter of the late Howard Gray and Violet Rivenbark Mitchell. She was a hairdresser for more than 30 years and was a great friend to many people in Anson County and the surrounding area.

Surviving are seven children, Thomas Perry Hildreth III of West Palm Beach, Fla., Sherri Katrina (Eric) Hildreth of Chesterfield, Brett Amory (Carlita) Hildreth, Amanda Chewning and Donna (Carlton) Deese of Wadesboro, and Tony Chewning and Johnny Chewning of Hampton, Va.; nine grandchildren, Nicholas Tucker and T.J. Tucker of Chesterfield, Brittan Biggs and Josh Biggs of Wadesboro, Sydney Chewning, Joe Chewning and April Chewning of Hampton, and Kolby Usrey and Gavin Usrey of Statesville, N.C.; her friend and companion, Mike Thomas of Wadesboro; a brother, Dennis (Cynthia) Mitchell of Polkton, N.C.; and two brothers-in-law, Jack Chewning of Wadesboro, and Harold Chewning of Wilmington, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Mitchell, and a sister, Marjorie Maree.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Eliza Little Clyburn

CHERAW – Eliza Little Clyburn, 92, died Saturday, May 20, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 from Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Clyburn was a daughter of the late George and Melissa Short Little, and was reared by Nora Little. She was the widow of Alexander Clyburn. Mrs. Clyburn was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lauretta Merriman of Chesterfield, and Louise McQueen of Cheraw; a son, Eugene Clyburn of Chesterfield; two sisters, Annie Lee Bennett of Chesterfield, and Jennette Hanna of Kannapolis, N.C.; a brother Edmond Little of Chesterfield; two brothers-in-law, Cye Bennett Sr. and Jimmy Bennett of Chesterfield; 20 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends, including Willie Autry, John Cue and Mary Edwards.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennie Mae Burch; two sons, Lee Charles Wilson and Herman Clyburn, three sisters, Fannie Ratliff, Emma Little and Amanda Bennett; and two brothers, George Little and James Little.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Cheraw.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Geraldine D. Freyermuth

CHESTERFIELD – Geraldine D. Freyermuth, 80, died Friday, May 26, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Monday, May 29 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Ruby Church of God Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

Born in Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Freyermuth was a daughter of the late Andrew David and Thelma May Rogers Walker, and was the widow of Edward Lawrence Freyermuth. She was a retired operating room technician and a member of Ruby Church of God.

Surviving are four sons, Edward L. (Cindy) Freyermuth Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Tim Stevens of Denver, Colo., Dennis Paul (Susan) Freyermuth of Placerville, Calif., and Bick Lee (Pam) Freyermuth of Phoenix; two daughters, Cynthia Carol “Cindi” (Pete) Hurst and Becky Sue Tilley of Chester-field; a sister, Virginia Walker of Brooksville, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

William M. ‘Bill’ Griggs

HARTSVILLE – William M. ‘”Bill” Griggs, 79, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 2 from First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 104 E. Home Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550; or the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Hartsville, Mr. Griggs was a son of the late Charlie Cleveland and Sara Wilkes Griggs, and was the widower of Betty Gainey Griggs. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and member of the building committee. Mr. Griggs was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a longtime member and past president of the Rotary Club, served several terms on city council, and was a volunteer fireman. Mr. Griggs was retired from CP&L, and was a former manager of the Hartsville and Cheraw offices.

Surviving are two sons, Mike (JoAnne) Griggs of Columbia, and Kevin (Tricia) Griggs of Sudbury, Mass.; two sisters, Margie G. Byrd and Mary G. Byrd of Hartsville; two brothers, Ted Griggs of Hartsville, and Bobby Griggs of Atlanta, Ga.; a special friend, Beth Blackmon of Hartsville; five grand-children, Jennifer G. Schulze, Jamie G. Goodson, Ian Griggs, Hope Griggs and Walker Griggs; and three great-grand-children, Sydney Schulze, Hudson Schulze and Newton Goodson.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Griggs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Edward Gurstell Johnson Sr.

CHERAW – Edward Gurstell Johnson Sr., 72, died Friday, May 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 28 from Wallace Emmanuel Holiness Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Elmore and Annie Caulder Johnson. He was a retired employee of Klopman Mills and a United States Army veteran. Mr. Johnson was a member of the DAV Chapter 50, a founding member of the Wallace Rescue Squad and a member of Wallace Emmanuel Holiness Church.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Talbert Johnson of the home; two daughters, Belinda (Donnie) Driggers and Melissa C. Johnson of Cheraw; six grand-children; a great-grandchild; a sister, Barbara J. (Jack) Wallace of Cheraw; a sister-in-law, Willa J. Johnson of Wallace; and a brother-in-law, Brady Speight of Rockingham.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Eddie and Richard Earl Johnson; three brothers, Boyd, Jennings and James Johnson; and two sisters, Myrtle J. Speight and Geneva Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Robert W. Lyles Jr.

HARTSVILLE – Robert W. Lyles Jr., 54, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27 from Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Milton Frazier and the Rev. Ken Hicks officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Handbell Fund at Bishopville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 66, Bishopville, S.C. 29010.

Born in Florence, Mr. Lyles was a son of Pauline Langston Lyles and the late Robert W. Lyles Sr. He was past musical director of the Hartsville Community Players, past musical director of the Lee County Opera House, a member of the Bishopville Music Study Club, and served as organist in several churches in North and South Carolina and was organist-choir director at Bishopville Presby-terian Church. Mr. Lyles was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother of Hartsville; three sisters, Linda (David) Williams of Florence, Ala., Carolyn (Jeff) Sifford of Hartsville, and Paula (Harry) Murph of McBee; two nieces, Caroline Belscher of Alabaster, Ala., and Megan Murph of McBee; and two nephews, Christopher Williams of Birmingham, Ala., and Lee Murph of McBee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Lucile Davis McIver

CHERAW – Lucile Davis McIver, 100, died Saturday, May 13, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held on Friday, May 19 from Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. McIver was the only child of the late Kessler David and Charlotte Lucile Prince Reese, and was the widow of both the Rev. John Eliot Davis and the Rev. Alphonso McIver. She earned a high school diploma from Benedict College, a baccalaureate degree from South Carolina State College and a master’s degree from New York University. Mrs. McIver was a retired educator, having spent her entire career in the Chesterfield County School District. She was also a lifelong member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Mrs. McIver retained memberships is Les Aides Civiques, the Joint Stock Lodge 287-B, was president of the Minister’s Wives Council, secretary of the NAACP, secretary of the Venus Chapter 51 Order of the Eastern Star, the George-Amelia Club and a devoted Den Mother of Cub Scout Pack 175.

Surviving are a daughter, Lovye Davis (Rudolph) Oesterlin; four grand-children, Monika (Rodney) Wilt-shire, Barbara (Richard) Oesterlin-Heath, Michael R. (Elizabeth) Oesterlin and Margrete (Jimps) Jean-Louis; seven great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Maggie Adams; two step-grand-daughters; five step-great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Julia and Charlotte.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage, Inc.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Carolyn Edgeworth Pringle

  1. CROGHAN – Carolyn Edgeworth Pringle, 83, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006.

    A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28 in the Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church Cemetery.

    Born in Mt. Croghan, Mrs. Pringle was a daughter of the late Burruss Finlay and Myrtis Oliver Edgeworth. She was a retired government secretary.

Surviving are a number of relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

 

Janet McCormick Sheppard

 ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Janet McCormick Sheppard died Saturday, May 27, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 29 from Gum Springs Baptist Church, Lilesville, N.C., with Dr. Frank J. Catanzaro Jr. and the Rev. Steve Hill officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Peachland, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, P.O. Box 2136, Rockingham, N.C. 28380; or to Gum Springs Baptist Church, c/o Sarah Harrington, 1362 Hailey’s Ferry Road, Lilesville, N.C. 28091.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Sheppard was a daughter of the late Garrett Winston and Edith McQuaque McCormick. She was a graduate of Lilesville High School and was valedictorian of her graduating class. Mrs. Sheppard attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, received her bachelor’s degree from St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, graduating Magna Cum Laude and later received her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, also graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Mrs. Sheppard’s career in education was dedicated to the many children whose lives she touched, having worked as a teacher and guidance counselor at Rockingham High School, Rockingham Junior High School and later, Pageland Middle School.

Following the death of her husband, Bobby Graham Sheppard, she continued the operation of his business as owner of Sheppard Wood Products.

 

A life-long member of Gum Springs Baptist Church, Mrs. Sheppard had taught Sunday School there for many years. She had a great appreciation for her Lilesville and Gum Springs heritage.

Surviving are two children, Angela Sheppard Allard of Southern Pines, N.C., and Bobby Graham (Amy) Sheppard Jr. of Lilesville; five grand-children, Taylor Allard, Trace Allard and Trent Allard of Southern Pines, and Rilee Sheppard and Autumn Sheppard of Lilesville; her fiancé, Ed Thrower of Rockingham; her brothers and sisters, John McCormick of Jacksonville, Fla., Dwight McCormick and Mike (Donna) McCormick of Wadesboro, Karen (Lee) Jenkins of Rockingham, and Cheryl (R.B.) Cole of Chesterfield, Va.; her sisters-in-law, Jackie McCormick of Rockingham, and Brenda McCormick of Wadesboro; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Nick McCormick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Rebecca Hooks Short

CHERAW – Rebecca Hooks Short, 72, died Friday, May 21, 2006 in Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 from Reid’s Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brian K. Short officiating. Burial followed in Montrose Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Short was a daughter of the late Huey Hooks Jr.

and Rebecca Arnold Hooks. She was an alumna of Coulter Memorial Academy and Kent (Ohio) State University. A resident of the Shenango Valley, Mrs. Short was employed at one time by Reyer’s Shoe Store and AWARE, Mercer County Center against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She was a member and Church Mother of Jesus’ Jubilee Church-Faith Christian Center Ministries. Mrs. Short was a member and past Worthy Matron of Miriam Chapter 47 (Prince Hall Affiliation) of the Order of the Eastern Star. A member of O.E.S. Deborah Grand Chapter (P.H.A.), Pa., she served as Grand Ruth, the line officers trainer, and on the Jurisprudence Committee, and was Eighth District Deputy Grand Matron and Eighth District Lecturer.

Surviving are her husband, James Short, of the home; a daughter, Yvonne Short Glosby, of the home; a foster daughter whom she reared, Cherlyn Peyton of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two daughters-in-law, Jacqueline Short of Andover, Minn., and Adella M. Short of New Castle; two sons, James B. Short of Andover, and the Rev. Brian K. Short of the home; three sisters, Elizabeth Bowe of Queens Village, N.Y., Flora Peyton of Brooklyn, and Lizzie Smith of Philadelphia, Pa.; six grandchildren, Jasmine, Janae, Joy, Gavhriel, Elijah and Jamison; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank Hooks, Lewis Hooks and David Hooks; a sister, Alice Hooks Goodwin; and twin grandsons, Brandon Robert and Byron James Short.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

 

Melaina Grace Stevens

Cheraw – Melaina Grace Stevens, infant daughter of Scott Alan and Angelia Ross McLeod Stevens, died Saturday, May 20, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are her parents of the home; a brother, Trevor Scott Stevens of the home; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Faye Webster McLeod of Cheraw; paternal grandparents, Floyd Lee (Mitch) Stevens III of Raleigh, N.C., and Alana Eve (Mike) Stankwytch of Charleston; great-grandparents Arlevia Webster of Cheraw, Myrna and
Albert Grinstead of Myrtle Beach, and Gerri and Don Greene of Raleigh, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

TSgt./E6 Samuel Streater

CHERAW – TSgt./E6 Samuel Streater, 52, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Southern Maryland Hospital, Waldorf, Md., after a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at noon Friday, May 26 from Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnnie F. McClendon officiating. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery.

Mr. Streater was a son of Peter Burt Streater and Lydia Jane Streater. In his earlier years he attended Mt. Zion Church. Mr. Streater was a 1972 graduate of Cheraw High School and joined the United States Air Force after graduating. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with three Oak Leaf Clusters, NCO Professional Military Education Graduation Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Small Arms Excellent Marksmanship Ribbon and Air Force Training Ribbon. Mr. Streater excelled in his military education. He attended NCO Academy, Sept. 1986; NCO Leadership School, April 1980; Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems, March 1986; Engineering Solid State Application, Nov. 1983; Installation and Maintenance, Jan. 1985; Electrician, Feb. 1973; OJT Work Center Section Supervisor Familiarization, Sept. 1988; and OJT Trainer Familiarization Supervisor, Dec. 1986. After retiring from the military he made his home in Forestville, Md. Mr. Streater was employed with Antoon, Inc. through Admiral Security Company, Rosslyn, Va., for more than 15 years.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn of the home; two sons, Samuel Germaine (Toby) and Aaron Gerard, of the home; a daughter, Tiffany Marsika of the home; his mother of Cheraw; four brothers, James Otis (Catherine) Streater of Charlotte, N.C., Eddie (Mary) Pegues, Leonard Streater and Theodore (Jerry) (Valtine) Streater of Cheraw; nine sisters, Creolia (Landon) Little of Winston-Salem, N.C., Daisy (Lee) Veale of Paterson, N.J., Margaret (Tommy) Smith of Virginia Beach, Va., Martha Streater, Bernice Scott, Lottie Streater, Kathleen (Gregory) Jeffer-son, Alfreda (Johnny Ray) Davis and Jean Streater, all of Cheraw; two brothers-in-law, Daniel Davis of Woodridge, Va., and Brady Davis of Cheraw; six sisters-in-law, Minnie Bell Streater and Mary (George) Green of Cheraw, Vennie (Benjamin) Mitchell of Walterboro, Debbie Little of Detroit, Mich., Brenda (Kevin) McKay of Dumfries, Va., and Thelma Streater of Charlotte; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bobby, Lee Burt and Lee Otis; and two sisters, Eva Mae and Marvetta

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Bennie Lee Sturdivant

 MORVEN, N.C. – Bennie Lee Sturdivant, 78, died Monday, May 22, 2006 at Anson Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held at noon Thursday, May 25 from Word of Life Fellowship Church with James Redfearn Jr. officiating.

Mr. Sturdivant was a son of the late Cleveland and May Bell Sturdivant. He was a member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Almetta of the home; two sons, Johnny Frank (Rose) and Jerry Lee (Brenda) of Morven; seven daughters, Barbara Briley of Mayes Landing, N.J., Rose (Lloyd II) Nivens of Morven, Bessie (Nathaniel) Rorie of Lilesville, N.C., Arnetha (James) Kendall of Cheraw, Kathy (Ross) Streater of Morven, Priscilla (Alvin) Sanders of Cheraw, and Rainey (James) Little of Morven; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred (the Rev. Jasper E.) Howard and Viola Kirkley; a sister-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Smith’s Funeral Directors.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Dr. James M. Thomas Sr.

 PAGELAND – Dr. James M. Thomas Sr., 87, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26 from Pageland Presbyterian Church. Entombment followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Pageland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 36, Pageland, S.C. 29728; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Jefferson, Dr. Thomas was a son of the late Clarence and Julia Gardner Thomas, and was the widower of Claudia H. Thomas. Dr. Thomas was a Navy veteran of World War II and Chief Petty Officer on board the USS Halligan. He graduated from Clemson in June of 1941 and the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy in June of 1956. Dr. Thomas operated Thomas Drug Store of Pageland from 1956 to 2004. He had a love for his profession as well as his customers.

Surviving are a son, Dr. James M. (Nancy) Thomas Jr. of Beaufort; a daughter, Claudia M. Thomas of Pageland; a sister, Virginia T. Miller of Jefferson; four grandchildren, Bryan (Kelley) Calloway, Brentt Calloway, Bradley Calloway and Leigh Ann Thomas; and two great-grandchildren, Blake Calloway and Kinley Calloway.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charleton Thomas; a sister,

Alice Logan, and a granddaughter, Amanda Calloway.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Tosha Moore Washington

HARTSVILLE – Tosha Moore Washington, 32, has died.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31from Mt. Tema Baptist Church with Bishop Vera M. Davis officiating. Burial followed in Darlington Memory Gardens.

Born in Hartsville, Mrs. Washington was a daughter of Alexander and Shirley Moore. For the past seven years, she was employed at DuPont Investa Plant in Lugoff. Mrs. Washington was a member of Mt. Tema Missionary Baptist Church where she served in various capacities: member of the Pastors Aide Committee, Missionary Society, Adult Choir, secretary of the New Beginnings Community Choir and president and co-founder of the Voices of Unity.

Surviving are her parents of Lydia; a son, Alexander S. Moore of the home; a daughter, Alexandria S. Moore of the home; a sister, Yvonne Rouse of Lydia; two brothers, Alvin (Maureen) Moore of Florence, and Arson A. Moore of Lydia; a grandmother, Christine Murray of Hartsville; special aunts and uncles, Odessa (Willie) McFadden, Ernestine (Raymond) Cosom, Willie Murray and JoAnne (Freddie) Moore of Hartsville, Francena (Jim) Jackson of Darlington, and Catherine Moore and John Moore of Lydia; special nieces and nephews, Ajami P. Moore, Tatyiana Shirley and Ronald Rouse Jr. of Lydia, and Brian Moore of Society Hill; two special cousins, Shannell Austin and Angela Moore of Hartsville; and a number of other family members and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hines Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 1, 2006

Roger Lee Brock Jr.

CHERAW – Roger Lee Brock Jr., 36, died Saturday, June 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 from Calvary Baptist 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 Chesterfield County, Mr. Brock was a son of Roger Lee and Joanne Clark Brock Sr. He was a math educator and taught at Anson County Early College. Mr. Brock’s goal was to instill the importance of math in his students at the same time he was continuing his own education by pursuing a doctorate in math. His mentors in the math field were Gladys Sweeney and Jackie Gaskins. Mr. Brock was a member of the American Chemistry Society and the Mathematics Association of America. He had been on the Dean’s and President’s lists at Francis Marion University, was the America Chemical Society 2002 undergraduate in Analytical Chemistry and was listed in Who’s Who Among American College Students. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in May 2002 from Francis Marion University, earning minors in chemistry and French. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School.

Surviving are his parents of Cheraw; a brother, Chris (Crystal) Brock of Cheraw; two nephews, Chris Brock and Cole Brock of Cheraw; and a grandfather, William Garris of Cheraw.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Ward (Buster) Bennett Clark and Margaret Clark, and his paternal grandmother, Ruby (Brock) Garris.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Henry Thomas Brooks

CHERAW – Henry Thomas Brooks, 96, died Sunday, May 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 2 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Macon County, Ga., Mr. Brooks was a son of the late Jesse D. Brooks and Osa Grover, and was the widower of Ollie Brooks. He attended public schools in Rupert, Ga. He later moved to Cheraw and was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Lou Abraham of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters, Jennie Grover of Philadelphia, Minnie Brooks of Matlan, Ga., and Alma Palmer of Milledgeville, Ga.; a brother-in-law, Robert (Celeste) Cole of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters-in-law, Nellie (Will) NcNeil of Rockingham, N.C., and Pearlie Echols of Philadelphia; two brothers, Marvin Brooks of Idel, Ga., and Luther Brooks of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grand-children; 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a special friend and caretaker, Thomasena Quick; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006.

A.M. ‘Arp’ Calhoun

CLIO – A.M. “Arp” Calhoun, 94, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2 from Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial followed in McLucas Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 156, Clio, S.C. 29525.

Born in Clio, Mr. Calhoun was a son of the late A.L. Calhoun Jr. and Sallie Galloway Calhoun, and was the widower of Mary Jordan Calhoun. He was a 1933 graduate of Clemson College and worked at the Calhoun Store and the family farm. Mr. Calhoun was a former member of the Board of Directors of First Citizens Bank in Clio. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer for many years and held other offices within the church.

Surviving are two sons, A.M. “Mac” (Anne) Calhoun of Alta Vista, Va., and Robert Jordan (Sarah Jefferies) Calhoun of Cheraw; a brother, Marvin G. Calhoun of Clio; a sister, Martha C. Williams of Lancaster; four grand-children, Jeff Calhoun, Julie Williams, Elizabeth Swarr and Rob Calhoun; three great-grandchildren, Chesley Calhoun, Dillon Calhoun and Lindsey Williams; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Clarence Edward Chapman

BALTIMORE, MD – Clarence Edward Chapman, 76, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 from Mt. Hebron Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Julia Mosley officiating. Burial followed in Louden Park Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Chapman was a son of the late Vander and Loretta Funderburk Chapman. He had been a member of Spencer Chapel Baptist Church and Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, where he had been an active member of the Pee Dee Choral Ensemble. Mr. Chapman attended Coulter High School. He was employed with Allied Van Lines, R.C. Tire Shop and later retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mary A. Chapman; five daughters, Annie Carter, Bessie Matthews, Sarah Barrett, Brenda Daniels and Ernestine Glenn; a son, Leroy Allen; 15 grand-children; 20 great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Shirley Chapman of South Carolina, Mary Chapman-Harris and Ola Mae Stokes of Maryland, and Eugenia Warren of Illinois; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Marie Chapman-Wilson; a son Wilbur Allen; seven sisters and two brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Drexel Clay Chapman

HARTSVILLE – Drexel Clay Chapman, 86, died Wednesday May 31, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday June 2 in Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Carol Hassell officiating.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 145 E. College Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in McBee, Mrs. Chapman she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Cornelia Baker Clay, and was the widow of Jimmy Theron “Bill” Chapman. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Mrs. Chapman and her husband owned and operated several businesses, including Bill’s Luncheonette and HC&D Truck lines.

Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Chapman of Charlotte N.C.; and sister, Willie C. Kelley of Hartsville.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Emma C. Downey, Ruby C. Melton and Rheda C. Stokes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

John Williams ‘Pete’ Christmas

LANCASTER – John Williams “Pete” Christmas, 71, died Friday, June 2, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4 from First Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Jerald Starnes and L. D. Driggers officiating. Entombment followed in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Born in Lancaster, Mr. Christmas was a son of the late Hilton Charles and Janie Williams Christmas. He was a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he was a member of the adult Sunday School class. Mr. Christmas was the first fulltime fire chief for the city of Lancaster. He was a member of the Jackson Masonic Lodge 53, Hejaz Shrine Temple and Lancaster Moose Lodge. Mr. Christmas had worked at Grace Bleachery and for Allfire in Rock Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Frances McManus Christmas; two daughters, Sherry Christmas of Lancaster, and Lisa (Robert) Rayfield of Pageland; three stepdaughters, Cindy Roney of Lancaster, Darlene Brown of Waxhaw, N.C., and Shirley (Elvis) Anderson of Gastonia, N.C.; three stepsons, Ricky (Tracy) Roney and Daryl (Lori) Roney of Lancaster, and Joey (Kathy) Roney of Heath Springs; a brother, Herbert Christmas of Lancaster; four sisters, Dorothy Bryson, Betty Mae Sims, Jackie Todd and Alice Cook of Lancaster; 25 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Jeanette Lee Crawford

CHESTERFIELD – Jeanette Lee Crawford died Friday, May 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 from Word of Life Christian Center Ministries with the Rev. Dr. Iva D. Hodge presiding and the Rev. Clarence G. Page officiating. Burial followed in the Davidson Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Crawford was a daughter of the late Alice Covington and Willie McDuffie. She was an original member of the Word of Life Church, formerly known as Saint Luke Pentecostal Holiness Church. She attended the public schools of Marlboro County and relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y. to pursue employment as a beautician. After returning to Bennettsville, she and her husband established Crawford’s Shoe Shop, one of the first African-American business-ses on Main Street in Chesterfield.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Lemuel Crawford of the home; two sons, Gene Crawford Sr. and Jamal (Tabitha); a daughter, Lennette (William); eight grandchildren, Dr. Surgener Crawford, Dr. Gene Crawford Jr., Fashaad Crawford, Joshua Washington III, William P. Diggs III, Braxton Taylor, Kiersten and Kelsi Crawford; a sister-in-law, Thelma Covington; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and a daughter-in-law.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

George Edward Gaskins

JEFFERSON – George Edward Gaskins, 84, died Sunday, May 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 2 from Mt. Elon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Frazier officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gaskins was a son of the late Early Gaskins and Marilla McCaskill, and was the widower of Ruth Gaskins. He was educated in the Chesterfield County public school system. Mr. Gaskins attended and served Mt. Elon United Methodist Church faithfully until his illness.

Surviving are a sister-in-law, Frances Gaskins of the home; a grand-daughter, Georgette Gaskins; a great-granddaughter; three great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Stewart Washington; a very special niece, Betty Ann McCaskill; two special friends, Hessie Mae Mungo and Jonathan Mungo; several nieces and nephews; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Georgianna Washington; five siblings, Elizabeth “Lib” Covington, Cassie Mae McCaskill, Donnie Gaskins, Spencer Gaskins and James Gaskins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Loretta Cindy Green

KERSHAW – Loretta Cindy Green, 84, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3 from Providence Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Knight and Mike Hammond officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 3334 Providence Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Born in Jefferson, Miss Green was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Eva Maybell Wright Green. She was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Surviving are two nieces whom she raised, Eva Green Stover and Jackie Green Vasquez; and a sister, Odessa Green of Kershaw.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew Green and John Amos Green; and three sisters, Mae Etta Munn, Bessie Hamilton and Almetta Phillips.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

John Thomas ‘Jeep’ Hurst

CHESTERFIELD – John Thomas “Jeep” Hurst, 70, died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at his home in Chesterfield.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 from St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Fund, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main St., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Mr. Hurst was a son of Roy L. and Madge G. Hurst. He graduated from Chesterfield High School and attended Wofford College. In 1955 Mr. Hurst joined his father in business at the Western Auto in Chesterfield. He became sole owner and operator until his retirement in 1999. He was active in the Western Auto Dealers Association and represented all Western Auto dealers in the southeast as a member of the Dealers Council.

Mr. Hurst was one of the first members of the Chesterfield Jaycees, was a charter member of the Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and served tenure as its president. He served on the Chesterfield “Great Town” Commission and was also a member of the local Carolina Bank Advisory Board, serving a term as its chairman. He served in the S.C. National Guard, was a Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge counselor, a trustee of the Chesterfield District Board of Education and was chairman of the first Chesterfield Area Advisory Council. A life-long member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, he served in many ways, including chairman of the official Board, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Finance Committee and President of the United Methodist Men. At the time of his illness he was treasurer, a member of the Administrative Council and the Chancel Choir.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Davis Hurst; a daughter, Connie Hurst (Alan) Jeffcoat of Mt. Pleasant; a grandson, Hurst Alan Jeffcoat of Mt. Pleasant; a granddaughter, Caroline Faith Jeffcoat of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters, Mary Faith Hurst (Sam) Watson of Edgefield, and Linda Sue Hurst (Butch) Williams of Columbia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Hattie Edwards Johnson

HARTSVILLE – Hattie Edwards Johnson, 89, died Saturday, June 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 from the Chapel Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. Grover Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Mary Ann Ingram Edwards, and was the widow of William Burtis “Burt” Johnson. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Christian Fellowship Sunday School class. Her favorite hobby was raising pretty flowers.

Surviving are a daughter, Gretta (Billy) Johnson of Hartsville; a daughter-in-law: Joyce Johnson, Hartsville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Leon Johnson, and a granddaughter, Karen Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Leonard Boyce McCright

CHESTERFIELD – Leonard Boyce McCright, 48, died Sunday, June 4, 2006.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8 in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Columbia, Mr. McCright was a son of Lewis Elbert McCright and the late Barbara Ann Threatt McCright.

Surviving are his father of Chester-field; two brothers, Mike (Lynne) McCright of Chesterfield, and Lewis E. McCright Jr.; a sister, Patricia Kay McCright of Columbia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Walter McKay

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Walter McKay, 67, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. McKay was a son of the late Stonewall and Margarette Bradley McKay. In his youth he joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where he served on the usher board. He graduated from Long High School in 1958. Moving to New York, Mr. McKay became manager at Best Metropolitan Towel and Linen Service. Retiring after 32 years service, he moved to Fayetteville. Mr. McKay regularly attended Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, and was active in the Long High School Class of 1958 Alumni Association.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah; two sons, Ishmael (Vivian) McKay and Tariq (Sueanna) McKay of Floral Park, N.Y.; two daughters, Carolyn (Akito) Curry of Bowie, Md., and Valada Shannon of Cheraw; three brothers, Louis (Minnie) of Brooklyn, N.Y., James (Elaine) McKay of Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y., and Thomas McKay of Central Islip, Long Island, N.Y.; three sisters, Evanelle (Julius) Leak and Mamie (Sherman) Johnson of Cheraw, and Mae Francis McKay of Central Islip; eight grandchildren, Akito, Jarod, Barry, Kyla, Rodney, Nasjah, Tariq Jr. and Ishmael Jr.; a special uncle, Theodore (Alexzine) Bradley of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Andrea and Roche McKay, and a brother, Frank McKay.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Merle G. Moore

 RUBY – Merle G. Moore, 70, died Sunday, June 4, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 in White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Moore was a son of the late Ross C. and Rita Gulledge Moore. He was a retired millwright with Textile Millwright, Inc., and was a member of WOW Lodge 516.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Gibson Moore of the home; two sons, Kenneth (Terri) Moore of Moore, and Roger (Billie Jo) Moore of Ruby; a grand-daughter, Nina Moore of Chesterfield; a brother, William Troy (Delores) Moore of Ruby; and a sister, Carolyn (Larry) Curtis of Ruby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Claud Lester Oliver

HARTSVILLE – Claud Lester Oliver, 79, died Friday, June 2, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5 from St. Luke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tony Medlin, and Drs. Ben Gafford and Dora Gafford officiating. Burial followed at 1 p.m. in Ruby Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice, 555 E. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29506; or St. Luke United Methodist Church, 302 Dunlap Drive, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Oliver was a son of the late Claud Lester and Mary Ann Hicks Oliver Sr. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, XYZ Club, Adult Fellowship Class and the Prayer Breakfast group. Mr. Oliver retired from Sonoco Products Co. in 1986 and was a member of the Old Timers Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was devoted to his church and family.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Coward Oliver of Hartsville; three sons, L. Ray (Nancy) Oliver D.M.D. of Elloree, Jerry (Marsha) Oliver of Sumter, and Sandy E. Oliver of Hartsville; a daughter, Olivia O. (Mark) Eitzman, of Florence; two sisters, Betty Agnew of Ruby, and Iris Hill of El Cajon, Calif.; three brothers, Jack Oliver of Chesterfield, and Mike Oliver and Bill Oliver of Ruby; sic grandchildren, Nance Lowry, Les Oliver, Sarah Oliver, Arin Oliver, Holly Alford and Brittain Alford; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

 Frank F. Stokes Jr.

SOCIETY HILL – Frank F. Stokes Jr., 86, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Cheraw Convalescent Center.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27 in Cash Cemetery with the Revs. John Helms and Jay Gibson officiating.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, P.O. Box 29, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Cash, Mr. Stokes was a son of the late Frank and Cortney Watts Stokes Sr. He attended Cheraw public schools. Mr. Stokes was a United States Army veteran of World War II and was a timber buyer.

Surviving are a daughter, Elenor Barbour; three stepchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Paul H. Strawn

RUBY – Paul H. Strawn, 76, died Friday, June 2, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4 from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Peachland, N.C. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Peachland, Mr. Strawn was a son of the late Walter Lewis and Faye Horne Strawn. He was a retired maintenance superintendent with Hennis Trucking Co. and Spectra Co., and was an auto dealer. Mr. Strawn was a member of Ruby Masonic Lodge 314 and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Clanton Strawn; two sons, Rick (Cam) Strawn of Spartanburg, and Jim (Lisa) Strawn of Gainesville, Fla.; a daughter, Paulette S. Johnson of Ruby; a stepson, Tommy (Pam) Kirkley of Society Hill; a stepdaughter, Susie (Greg) Jordan of Pageland; a brother, Carroll Strawn of Peachland; two sisters, Beatrice Haney of Marshville, N.C., and Libby Burgess of Peachland; seven children; 10 great-grand-children; four step grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Smith Strawn; a brother, Ray Strawn; and a sister, Ruby Stegall.

 

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Willie Andy ‘W.A.’ Thompson Jr.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Willie Andy “W.A.” Thompson Jr. died Sunday, May 28, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3 from King’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Bennie Townsend officiating.

Mr. Thompson was born in Chesterfield County.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth Thompson of the home; three sons, Nathaniel (Alberta) Thompson, David L. (Delilah) Thompson and Christopher (Jeanne) Thompson of Charlotte; four daughters, Catherine Washington, Barbara Donald, Linda Thompson and Gail Thompson of Charlotte; a brother, David L. (Dorothy) Thompson of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Ellarea Howze and Mellonia Johnson of Chester, and Mamie Thompson of Knoxville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to King’s Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

Donald R. Woodward

PAGELAND – Donald R. Woodward, 71, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3 from Sutton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Providence Baptist Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, S.C. 29648-1178.

Mr. Woodward was a son of the late Smith and Violet Martin Woodward. He was a retired agent from both Liberty and Southland Life Insurance Companies.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Moser Woodward of the home; a son, Chris Woodward of Pageland; two daughters, Darlene W. Blackwell of Pageland, and Wanda W. Harrison of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Dean Woodward of Gastonia, N.C., and Larry Woodward of Rock Hill; three grandchildren, Michael Blackwell, Allison Woodward and Michelle Woodward; and a great grandchild, Anita Woodward.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 8, 2006

The Rev. L. C. Boatwright

  1. CROGHAN – The Rev. L. C. Boatwright, 84, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 12 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cross of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, the Rev. Boatwright was a son of the late Leroy and Beulah Mae Davis Boatwright, and was the widower of Annie Brown Boatwright. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, and was pastor of Cross of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, the Rev. Ralph (Linda) Boatwright of Eastover, serving as a missionary in the Philippines; two brothers, Jack Boat-wright and Bernard Boatwright of Kannapolis, N.C.; three sisters, Helen Schenck and Louise Overcash of Kannapolis, and Winona Horne of West Jefferson, N.C.; five grandchildren, Mark E. (Andrea) Boatwright of Elgin, Raelyn E. (the Rev. Tim) Driggers of Whiteville, N.C., Leslie A. (John) Biddle and Jennifer L. Boatwright of Columbia, and Jonathan D. Boatwright of the Philippines; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Davis Boatwright and Billy Boatwright.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Eletha Sullivan Clyburn

LANCASTER – Eletha Sullivan Clyburn, 84, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at Springs Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 9 from Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bert Watson officiating. Entombment followed in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1664 Flat Creek Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29721; or Camp Clyburn, c/o Moriah Baptist Association, P.O. Box 1042, Lancaster, S.C. 29721.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Clyburn was a daughter of the late William Bradford Sullivan and Susie Jane Lynn Sullivan, and was the widow of John Croxton Clyburn. She was a retired clerk for Peebles Department Store, a member of the Springs Memorial Hospital’s Senior Circle, the Oasis Club of First Baptist Church, and an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Women’s Morning Circle, a former member of the PPR Committee, a former Sunday School teacher and an honorary member of the Church Council.

Surviving are a son, William B. (Rita) Clyburn of Lancaster; two daughters, Jane C. (James) Hicks of Greer, and Debbie C. (Glenn) Hoffman of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Lisa H. Hamon, Crystal S. Newell, Tracy R. Clyburn, John B. Clyburn, Christopher J. Hoffman, Tyler C. Hoffman and Enola H. Schaff; and a great grandchild, Liam Newell.

She was preceded by five brothers, and eight sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Earle Dean Cummings

STATESBORO, GA. – Earle Dean Cummings, 78, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10 from First Baptist Church with Dr. H. William Perry officiating. Burial followed in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Earle D. Cummings Scholarship Fund, Georgia Southern University, P. O. Box 8053, Statesboro, Ga. 30460

Born in Spartanburg, Mr. Cummings was a son of the late William Ralph Cummings and Althea Lindsey Cummings, and was the widower of Betty Jane Treadway. He was a graduate of Spartanburg High School, Wofford College and received an MBA at Georgia Southern University. Mr. Cummings lived in Cheraw for a number of years, where he was a member of First Baptist Church and a charter member of Cheraw Rescue Squad. He worked for Indian Head Mills in Wallace. Mr. Cummings served in the United States Navy, worked in the textile industry for 30 years, taught in the Georgia Southern School of Business and was employed at Pineland Mental Health. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple and recipient of the President’s Award, was a former chairman of the Bulloch Human Services Commission and recipient of the Deen Day Smith Award. Mr. Cummings was a member of First Baptist Church and the Harmony Sunday School class.

Surviving are two sons, William Michael (Deborah Brannen) Cummings of Dublin, Ga., and Stephen Earle (Pamela Martin) Cummings of Statesboro; a daughter, Elizabeth Cummings (Thomas Moore Jr.) Evins of Oxford, N.C.; and eight grandchildren, Michael Brannen Cum-mings, Lindsey Elizabeth Cummings, Creighton Lee Cummings, Stephen Matthew Cummings, Eric Rusher Cummings, Jenny Rebecca Hall, Albert Thomas Hall IV and Thomas Moore Evins III.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hodges-Moore Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Thelma Estelle Sellers Deese

 LANCASTER – Thelma Estelle Sellers Deese, 76, died Saturday, May 27, 2006.
A funeral service was held Monday, May 29 from Eastside Baptist Church with the Revs. Curtis Cameron and Doug Pate officiating, Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 1180 Garnette Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Deese was a daughter of the late Boyce Sellers and Lucy Woodard Sellars, and was the widow of Winfred Deese Sr. She was a homemaker and member of the Eastside Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Donnie Deese, Gerald (Patricia) Deese, Dennis (Donna) Deese and Winfred Deese Jr. of Lancaster; a daughter, Carolyn (James) Collins of Lancaster; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Hannah Lynn Franklin

LEXINGTON – Hannah Lynn Franklin, infant daughter of Amy Lynn Pridgen and T.J. Franklin, has died.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2006 in Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Hailey Lynn Franklin; her maternal grandmother, Renee Rhea Pridgen of Columbia; her maternal grandfather, Ernie Lee Pridgen of Omaha, N.B.; a paternal grandmother, Robin Fields of New Ellington; paternal great-grand-parents, Tony Franklin and Harry and Annette Owens; and maternal great-grandparents, Sally Pridgen Roland and Lloyd Roland of Lexington, and Eleanor Sills Rhea of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Edith Makepeace Glover

CHERAW – Edith “Tebee” Makepeace Glover, 90, died Monday, June 12, 2006 at the home of her daughter in Cheraw.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15 in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

After the service, the family will receive friends at the home of Gerry Rogers, 102 Bomar Drive.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Sanford, N.C., Mrs. Glover was a daughter of the late O.P. and Thelma Austin Makepeace, and was the widow of Warren Irving Glover. Mrs. Glover was employed as a House Director for several sororities and fraternities at Davidson College, Charlotte University (now UNCC), the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served the longest. In her retirement, Mrs. Glover loved to travel and spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are two sons, Randy (Sue) Glover of Mt. Pleasant, Russell (Mary) Glover of Florence; a daughter, Gerry G. (Bobby) Rogers of Cheraw; a brother, Jimmy (Edie) Makepeace of Sanford; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Allen Junior Haire

WALLACE – Allen Junior Haire, 63, died Thursday, June 8, 2006 after a long battle with cancer.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10 from White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Haire was a son of the late Gilbert and Lena Hatcher Haire. He was a retired truck driver and attended Faith Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo Lee Haire of the home; a son, Benny Michael Haire of the home; a daughter, Tammy Lee (Jeff) Higgins of Clayton, N.C.; a brother, Carson (Linda) Haire of Wallace; four sisters, Elsie Gengler and Christine Cranford of Thomasville, N.C., Bonnie Williams of High Point, N.C., and Jerri Ann Luyanda of Carrollton, Texas; two granddaughters, Amber Nichole Van-Buren and Aimee Beth Higgins of Clayton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

The Rev. Robert Edward Long

GREENVILLE – The Rev. Robert Edward Long, 81, died June 11, 2006 at Rolling Green Village.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 from Christ Church Episcopal with the Rev. Robert Dannals and the Rt. Rev. Charles

Duvall officiating. Interment followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Matthew 25 Endowment Fund, Christ Church Episcopal, 10 N. Church St., Greenville, S.C. 29601; or the Parkinson’s Association of the Carolinas, 601 E. 5th St., Suite 140, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Born in Asheville, N.C., the Rev. Long was a son of the late Robert Henry and Susanne Brenisen Long. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Europe. The Rev. Long earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College. He was also a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and The University of the South at Sewanee. He was an Episcopal Priest, serving Grace Episcopal Church in Lexington, N.C., and in the following churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina: St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cheraw, St. Luke’s Epis-copal Church in Newberry, St. Simon and St. Jude Epis-copal Church in Columbia, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Winnsboro, Church of the Cross in Columbia, and Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret DuPre Long; a daughter, Elizabeth (Scott) Hartge of Greenville; two grand-children, Haley DuPre and Robert Gordon Hartge; a brother Ralph Alexander Long; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Susanne Long, and a brother, William Brenisen Long.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thomas McAfee Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

 

 

Carolyn T. Lawson

FLORENCE – Carolyn Townsend Lawson, 84, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at her residence after an illness.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3 from Central United Methodist Church.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Lawson was a daughter of the late Charles Evans and Ethel Moore Townsend, and was the widow of Garland Melvin Lawson. She was a registered nurse and worked in public health in Virginia Beach, Va. Mrs. Lawson was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Florence.

Surviving are two sons, Bruce Lawson of New York, and Roger Lawson of Florence; and two brothers, the Rev. David K. Townsend of Cheraw, and John A. Townsend of Myrtle Beach.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Lawson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Tiffiney Lataviss Love

Cheraw – Tiffiney Lataviss Love, 26, died Sunday, June 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in the Shields Family Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Ms. Love was a daughter of Lizzie Kelly and the late

 

David Love. She graduated from Cheraw High School in 1998 and was employed at SoPakCo in Bennettsville. Ms. Love attended Word of Life Fellowship Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Jasmine Thomas; a sister, Eugenia Hooks of Charlotte, N.C.; three brothers, James (Stephanie) Lock, Sammy (Sherry) Kelly and Tim Douglas of Cheraw; three aunts, Bobbie Lock of Charlotte, Ruth Jones of Greensboro, N.C., and Vennis Burham of Washington, D.C.; three uncles, Lonnie Lock of Charlotte, Clint Lock of Wallace, and Harold Jones of Greensboro; four nephews; a niece; a special friend, Micheal Nicholson; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Archie ‘Bill’ McCormick

  1. GILEAD, N.C. – Archie “Bill” McCormick, 78, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at Moore Regional Hospital.

    A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 from Blackwood Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary McNeill officiating. Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery.

    Memorials may be made to Blackwood Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Don Blake, 5159 Pekin Road, Candor, N.C. 27229.

Born in Richmond County, N.C., Mr. McCormick was a son of Will and Laura Jane Talbert McCormick. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. McCormick was a member of Blackwood Chapel Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon. He was retired from the textile industry.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline Blake McCormick of the home; a daughter, Judy McCormick (Randy) Haith-cock of Mt. Gilead; a son, Billy (Donna) McCormick of Mt. Gilead; three sisters, Agnes Whittington and Louis Lucas of Ellerbe, N.C., and Peggy Webb of Rockingham; seven brothers, Joe, Jerry, Robert and Herbert McCormick of Ellerbe, Max McCormick of Cheraw, Johnny McCormick of Chesterfield, and Doran McCormick of Wallace; and three grandchildren, Bianca, Jared and Cheyanna.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion and Frank Mc-Cormick, and a sister, Lucille Faircloth.

Arrangements were entrusted to Briggs Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Louis Willie McKay

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Louis Willie McKay, 62, died Friday, June 2, 2006 of heart failure.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. McKay was a son of the late Margaret and Stonev McKay of Cheraw. He was a master machinist, working at the Navy Yard and the Mueller Steam Company in Brooklyn. Mr. McKay was recognized by the Brooklyn Garden Club for growing “one of the best vegetable gardens in Brooklyn.” He also enjoyed fishing, the New York Mets, spending time with grandchildren, and watching Tiger Woods play golf. He said that watching Woods reminded him of his own youth and playing on “caddie day” at Cheraw Country Club. Mr. McKay was a brother in Masonic Israelite Lodge 468 in Brooklyn.

Surviving are his wife, Minnie; five children, Terry (Michealene) McKay, Godfrey (Deborah) McKay and Wanda McKay, Rudene (Roderick) Marshall of Brooklyn, and Kennedy McKay of Huntington; three sisters, Mamie (Sherman) Johnson and Evanelle McKay Leak of Cheraw, and Mae Francis McKay of Central Islip, N.Y.; two brothers, James (Elaine) of Roslyn, N.Y., and Thomas McKay of Central Islip; an uncle, Ted (Alexzine “Coot”) Bradley, a retired Cheraw City Councilman; a sister-in-law, Beulah McKay of Fayetteville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter of Fayetteville, N.C., and Frank of Brooklyn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Theodore Jason McPherson

WALLACE – Theodore Jason McPherson, 32, died Saturday, June 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 12 from Whites Creek Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. McPherson was a son of Vickie Jean (Cecil) Cunn-ingham and Charles Edward McPherson. He was employed with Jordan Lumber and Supply Com-pany of Mt. Gilead, N.C. Mr. McPherson enjoyed motorcycle riding.

Surviving are his wife, Amy McPherson of the home; two sons, Theodore Jason McPherson II and Garrett Wade McPherson of the home; his mother, step-father and father; a brother, Charles Eugene McPherson of Wallace; a sister, Kelli Marie Brannen of Wallace; and grandparents, Eugene and Florence Leviner of Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Catherine Elizabeth Teal Millsaps

 PATRICK – Catherine Elizabeth Teal Millsaps, 84, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Patrick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Patrick, Mrs. Millsaps was a daughter of the late Wilson and Rosa Lee Short Teal. She attended Columbia College and was a retired seamstress and Avon representative. Mrs. Millsaps was a member of Patrick Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Johnnie A. Millsaps of the home; three daughters, Betty Sue Ralley, Rosa Lee Privette and Carolyn Ann Millsaps of Patrick; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Millsaps Jr. and two brothers, George Teal and Stephen Teal.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

 Archie Lane Presson

MINT HILL, N.C. – Archie Lane Presson, 83, died after a courageous battle with cancer at his home Sunday, June 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 from Philadelphia Pres-byterian Church with Dr. Charles C. Williamson and the Rev, Lee Koontz officiating. Burial followed in Sharon Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28227; or Presbyterian Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. 33549, Charlotte, N.C. 28233-3549.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Presson was a son of the late James Wesley and Bessie Plyler Presson. He was a veteran of the United States Army’s 35th Division Field Artillery Unit, Battery C, serving during World War II in France and Germany. He retired from the Mecklenburg County ABC Board. Mr. Presson was a member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church where he was active in the Fred Brown Sunday School class. He was also a member of the Fancy Free Travelers, Jolly Good Timers, the Swinging Seniors Dance Club and the Earp-Williams VFW Post in Mint Hill.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Bertha Mae Presson; a son, Danny (Stephanie) Presson of Monroe, N.C.; a daughter, Vickie (Mike) Benton of Mint Hill; a sister, Jane Crook of Marshville, N.C.; five grandchildren, Chris (Dawn) Presson, Ashley Presson, Melanie Presson, Amy (Lee) Chewning and Jeff Benton; four great-grand-children, Brittany Presson, Berry Presson, Rachel Presson and Caleb Chewning; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Elizabeth Presson; three brothers, Alden Presson, Leroy Presson and Harold Presson; and two sisters, Lucy Plyler and Mildred Pigg.

Arrangements were entrusted to McEwen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Ida Bell Ratliff

CHESTERFIELD – Ida Bell Ratliff, 94, died Sunday, June 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 from Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny McLendon, Woodrow McManus and Diane Belk officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Level Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marshville, N.C., Mrs. Ratliff was a daughter of the late Minnie Staton and Doc Harris, and was adopted at an early age by Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Pearlie) Davis of Ruby. Her most rewarding work experience was the many years of service as a midwife at the Perry Clinic and Chesterfield General Hospital. She was one of the organizers of the Forest Dale Chapter 379 of the O.E.S. and its first Worthy Matron.

Surviving are three sons, Carl Frank (Alvenia) Lisenby and Joseph S. Lisenby of Alexandria, Va., and Billy Lisenby of Chesterfield; three daughters, Pauline (Herman) Jackson of Kinston, N.C., Sarah Lisenby of Chesterfield, and Martha Ashe of Alexandria; 29 children; 45 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grand-children; a very dear friend, Jennie Merriman; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by Mack Sellers, Paul Lisenby, Eugene Ratliff; and five children: Robert Sellers, James Sellers, David Sellers, Bobby Lisenby and Pearl Lisenby Silver.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Rillie Burr Smith

PATRICK – Rillie Burr Smith, 50, died Saturday, June 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 12 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Bessie Burr and the late the Rev. Avery Burr. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed flowers, camping, cooking and reading.

Surviving are her husband, Steve “Strawberry” Smith of Patrick; two sons, Martin A. (Audrey) Presnell of Cheraw, and Jake “J.T.” (Tersea) Presnell of Chesterfield; her mother of Mt. Croghan; two brothers, Glenn P. Burr of Laurinburg, N.C., and George A. Burr of Chesterfield; three sisters, Jackie B. Sanderson of Teachy, N.C., Tammy Blackmon of Kershaw, and Darlene Freeman of Chesterfield; and three grandchildren, Timothy Presnell of Cheraw, and Elizabeth Presnell and Lil’ Jake Presnell of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

 

Patsy Johnson Stephens

HARTSVILLE – Patsy Johnson Stephens, 58, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 15 from Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy with Jerry Gainey officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy Building Fund, 3945 Middendorf Road, Harts-ville, S.C. 29550.  

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Stephens was a daughter of the late Virgil and Janie Gainey Johnson, and was the widow of Jesse James Stephens Sr. She was a member of the Green Hill Church of God of Prophecy. 

Surviving are four sons, Billy James “Cotton” Atkinson, Jesse James Stephens Jr. and John D. Stephens of Hartsville, and Thomas Glen Stephens of McBee; two daughters, Tina M. Stephens of McBee, and Elizabeth Dawn Northcutt of Hartsville; four sisters, Bobbie Jean Dozier, Annie Mae Shumate, Faye Elaine Steen and Hazel M. Gainey; a brother, Billy Joe Johnson; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother McKinley Johnson, and two sisters, Virginia Gainey and Ruby Flowers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

 

 

Robert Donald Wheeler

BENNETTSVILLE – Robert Donald Wheeler, 61, died Sunday, June 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 from Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Wheeler was a son of the late Robert D. Sr. and Edna Quick Wheeler. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School. Mr. Wheeler was a 21-year veteran of the Air Force. He was currently employed with Delta Mills and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.

Surviving are cousins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Zelma Ann Williams

CHESTERFIELD – Zelma Ann Williams, 56, died Saturday, June 10, 2006.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Ms. Williams was a daughter of the late James Alexander and Mary Louise Wallace Williams. She was a retired textile employee.

Surviving are three daughters, Tonya Michelle (John Edward) Helms of Mt. Holly, N.C., and Debbie (Dennis) Smith and Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Hinson of Chesterfield; two brothers, Bobby Williams of Monroe, and John Williams of Sevier, Tenn.; two sisters, Betty Causey of Newport, N.C., and Charles Webb of Matthews, N.C.; four grandchildren, Chanie Holt, Courtney Helms, Candace Helms and Tamra Sellers; and two step-grandchildren, Dale Smith Jr. and Meagan Smith.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 15, 2006.

Wayne Lee Autry

 GREAT FALLS -Wayne Lee Autry, 72, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lan-caster.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17 from Great Falls Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. David Riddle officiating. Burial was private.

Memorials may be made to Great Falls Presbyterian Church Manse Resto-ration Fund, P.O. Box 488, Great Falls, S.C. 29055.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mr. Autry was a son of the late James Clyde Autry and Martha Griffin Autry Morris. He was a member of Great Falls Presbyterian Church where he served as elder, deacon, and Sunday School teacher. A member of Great Falls Town Council, Mr. Autry also served as President of G.R.A.S.P. and was a committee member of the Great Falls Hometown Association. He was a member of Great Falls Masonic Lodge 277.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Player Autry; a son, James D. Autry of Great Falls; two daughters Lee Ann (Rick) Brawley of Chester, and Deborah E. Autry of Great Falls; a sister, Shirlie Deese of Monroe, N.C.; a brother, Gene Autry of Monroe; and six grandchildren, Jennifer Lee (Jim) Brawley-King, Ross Anthony Brawley, Shannon Michelle Autry, Laura Ann Brawley, Micheal Wayne Autry and Ashley Nicole Autry.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 22, 2006.

William ‘Bill’ Crawford

CHESTERFIELD – William “Bill” Crawford, 81, died Monday, June 19, 2006 at his home.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, from Evans, Robeson, Spencer Cemetery.

Born in Sumter, Mr. Crawford was a son of the late James Gibson and Sallie Ford Evans Crawford. He was a retired employee with the South Carolina Highway Department, and was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas “Rocky” Crawford and Jimmy Crawford, both of Washington state; a brother, Tommy Crawford of Timmons-ville; and a special friend, Joyce Mills of Ruby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 22, 2006.

T.H. Davis

CHESTERFIELD – T.H. Davis, 71, died Sunday, June 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the White Oak Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Davis was a son of the late J. Tom and Rachel Deese Davis. He was a retired truck driver with Patrick Auto Parts, and was a United States Army veteran. Mr. Davis was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of the Red Land and Ruby Hunting Clubs, and the Chesterfield American Legion Post 74. Mr. Davis was a FRIEND to all who knew him.

Surviving are a son, Tommy (Shirley) Davis of Ruby; two daughters, Regina D. Jones of Hartsville, and Wanda D. Stroud of Rockwell, N.C.; his companion of 28 years, Betty B. Caulder of Chesterfield, and her children: Phillip (Yetive) Caulder, Sissy (Harold) Adams and Penny (Cotton) Dixon, all of Chesterfield; grand-children, Kenzie Huggins, Erica and Cody Wallace, Neil (Michele) Adams, Haley Adams, Richie Dixon, and Cas and Calyn Caulder; a great-grandchild, Carson Adams; a brother, E.B. Davis of Rockingham, N.C.; and a sister, Janie Crowley of Hartsville.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 22, 2006.

Martha E. ‘Betty’ Goodwin

 RICHARDSON, TEXAS – Martha E. “Betty” Goodwin, 82, died Friday, May 26, 2006.

Memorials may be made to the music ministry of First Baptist Church of

Richardson or the American Cancer Society.

Born and reared in Chesterfield, Mrs. Goodwin was a daughter of the late Kirby and Cora Rivers, and was the widow of Bob Goodwin. Moving to Richardson after marriage, she was a member of First Baptist Church and active in the choir and shut-in ministries. Mrs. Goodwin was a retired employee of Richardson schools.

Surviving are five children, Sharon Ruth (Kenn) Coberly, Ronda Cox, Karen (David) Arp, Keith (Gayle) Goodwin and Karla Killingsworth; seven grandchildren, James (Sarah) Cox, John Cox, Ashley and Angela Arp, Lance Moorman, and Michele and Kyle Goodwin; and a great-granddaughter, Corbyn Elizabeth Cox.

She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers; and a sister. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 22, 2006.

Howard Carlton Jones

 KERSHAW – Howard Carlton Jones, 74, died Saturday, June 17, 2006 in Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 22 from Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, with the Rev. Chad Ivester officiating.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Mr. Jones was a son of the late Burrell Tillman and Hazel Grace Parker Jones. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict, and was a member of American Legion Post 17 in Camden.

Surviving are his second wife, Glendora Byrd Jones; a son, Howard Carlton Jones II of Jefferson; two daughters, Regina Moseley and Melissa Payne of Kershaw; a stepdaughter, Sherry Hunter of Kershaw; the children of his first marriage: sons, Randall C. Jones and Barry D. Jones, and daughters, Karen Sims and Julie Weeks both of Kershaw; a brother, Ralph Jones of Kershaw; three grand-children; three step-grand-children; and four great-great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 22, 2006.

Arthur Frank Wright Sr.

 LANCASTER – Arthur Frank Wright Sr., 77, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006.

 

 

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15 from Springdell Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Tillman and Dr. Bill Poore officiating. Burial followed in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Springdell Baptist Church, 1420 Springdell Church Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Wright was a son of the late Dwight Thomas Wright and Levy Watts Wright, and was the widower of Dorothy Brawley Wright. He retired from Tubelite Co. in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Wright was a member of Springdell Baptist Church and served in the United States Army.

Surviving are a brother, Wade Wright of Heath Springs; a sister, Mary “Sweetie” Melton of Jefferson; and two grandchildren, Jennifer Wright and Scott Wright.

 

He was preceded in death by a son, Arthur F. “Frankie” Wright Jr.; a brother, Bruce Wright; and six sisters, Albany Wright, Ruby Hudson, Ruth Freeman, Eva Bowers, Dela Reynolds and Gladys Kersey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 22, 2006.

Heckle Zimmerman Jr.

 NEESES – Heckle Zimmerman Jr., 73, has died.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 21 in Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Orangeburg County, Mr. Zimmerman a son of the late Heckle and Effie Chavis Zimmerman Sr. He was a descendant of the Beaver Creek Indians of Salley. Mr. Zimmerman was a retired carpenter and construction worker, and most recently worked at the State Farmer’s Market.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby L. Carter Zimmerman of the home; three daughters, Susan Huggins of McBee, and Barbara Walling and Leslie Phillips of North; a stepdaughter, Vickie Merritt of Orangeburg; a stepson, David Zeigler of North; two sisters, Doris Williams of Neeses, and Thelma Herron of Orangeburg; five brothers, Leslie Zimmerman, Marvin Zimmer-man and Ray Zimmerman of Neeses, Billy Zimmerman of Walterboro, and Bobby Zimmerman of Pelion; 10 grandchildren; four step-grand-children; a number of great-grand-children; and a close friend, Charles Taylor of St. Matthews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home. Published in The Chronicle & Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 22, 2006.

Jackie ‘Chris’ McDougald Bailey

GOOSE CREEK – Jackie “Chris” McDougald Bailey, 43, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, from Portside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Bailey was a daughter of Jackie Adams McDougald and the late Richard Edwin McDougald. She attended St. Andrews College in North Carolina and was a member of Portside Baptist Church in North Charleston.

Mrs. Bailey was employed as a junior analyst by SCANNA Corp. She was active and gave joyful service participating as a Sunday school teacher and Mission Friends leader.

Surviving are her husband, Richard C. Bailey of Goose Creek; her mother of Cheraw; a sister, Kathryn M. (Michael) Johnson of Wallace; a brother, Richard E. McDougald Jr. of Cheraw; and two nephews, Brandon Michael McDougald and Jack Walker Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to J. Henry Stuhr Inc.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Jerry Lee Evans

 CHERAW – Jerry Lee Evans, 66, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, from St. James A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Diane Belk officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Evans was a son of the late Marie Evans Chapman. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was affiliated with St. James A.M.E. Zion Church. As a young man he moved to Washington, D.C. Later in life, he returned to Chesterfield County.

Surviving are a son, Lavern Evans of Bowie, Md.; two daughters, Maggaline Evans and Marchell Shelly Evans of Washington, D.C.; four sisters, Dorine Bennett of Greensboro, N.C., Rosena Avery of Chesterfield, Etta Ree Chapman of Cheraw, and Dorothy E. (Coit) Nivens of Chesterfield; mother-in-law, Thelma Bush; a special friend, Bessie Ellerbe of Cheraw; nine grandchildren, a great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law; five aunts; an uncle; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three siblings, Buree Evans, Weldom Evans and Burlee Kahan; and a grandson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Jean Carol Donahue Gulledge

 RUBY – Jean Carol Donahue Gulledge, 62, died Friday, June 23, 2006, at home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, from Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Gulledge was a daughter of the late Carson and Beulah Oliver Donahue. She was a retired textile employee and was a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rodney Lewis of the home; a son, Ricky (April) Gulledge of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Jamie) Adams, Michael (Shannon) Gulledge and Hannah Gulledge; a great-grandchild, Savannah Adams; a brother, Jerry Donahue of Ruby; and three sisters, Margie Bradshaw of Chesterfield, Mazie Adams of Mt. Croghan and Jan Andrews of Darlington.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Mildred Abernethy Hallman

 STANLEY, N.C. – Mildred Abernethy Hallman, 98, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24, from First United Methodist Church with the Revs. J.C. Groce and Ivan Davis officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 217 N. Main St., Stanley, NC 28164.

Born in Gaston County, N.C., Mrs. Hallman was a daughter of the late Robert Laban and Leola Thompson Abernethy. She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, where she had been active in the UMW, and was a Sunday school teacher.

Surviving are a son, Yates (Evelyn) Hallman of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Carolyn (Archie) Huskins of Stanley, Miriam Michael of Newton, N.C., and Julia (Curtis) Jones of Cheraw; two sisters, Mary Ella Bowen of Norfolk, Va., and Marjorie Hannifin of Stanley; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joanne Davis; a son, Michael Hallman; two sisters, Betty Smith and Julia Robinson; and two brothers, Robert and Edgar Abernethy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Woodlawn Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Caroline Dequshia Johnson

 MORGANTON, N.C. – Caroline Dequshia Johnson, 18, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Grace Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, from Mt. Canaan Baptist Church with the Rev. U.L. Sharper officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Ms. Johnson was a daughter of Howard and Carolyn Mungo. She attended Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools before moving to Morganton. Ms. Johnson was a rising senior in the Burke County School District. She was employed by Vocational Rehab in Morganton and was a member of the Shining Light Non-denominational Church.

Surviving are her parents; a brother, Howard Mungo Jr. of the home; four sisters, Erica Johnson of the home, Euricks Mungo and Monique Holloway of Charlotte, and Kissy Johnson of Atlanta, Ga.; grandparents, Howard (Betty) Mungo of Jefferson and Zack (Diane) Corperton of Hickory, N.C.; seven uncles; four aunts; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Cleona Locklear

 PAGELAND – Cleona Locklear, 81, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, from Glorious Church of God. Burial followed in Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mrs. Locklear was a daughter of the late Dave and Mary Allen Medlin. She attended Love Divine and Glorious Church of God.

Surviving are her only child, a daughter, Mary McNeely; a grandson, Donta McNeely; and many friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to King’s Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Gladys McCandies

 STAMFORD, CONN. – Gladys McCandies, 63, died Saturday, June 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at noon Thursday, June 22, from Union Baptist Church.

A private burial followed.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. McCandies was a daughter of the late Edmond Davis and Nellie Harris Davis. She was a resident of Stamford for more than 45 years and a member of Union Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Ollie McCandies Jr. of Burlington, N.C.; a son, Tyron Davis of Cheraw; a brother, Elbert (Ida Mae) Davis of Cheraw; three sisters, Jessie Simmons and Aletha Davis of Stamford, and Dorothy Robinson of Cheraw; a nephew, John (Helen) Davis of Stamford; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Davis and Henry Davis; and two sisters, Clara Davis and Ruth Harrison.

Arrangements were entrusted to Downer Funeral Home Inc. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

John William Ogburn

 KERSHAW – John William Ogburn, 80, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 23, from Midway Baptist Church with the Revs. Bart Miles and Charlie Simmons officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah-Buffalo Rescue Squad, c/o Ralph Vincent, 1154 Buffalo Creek Road, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Ogburn was a son of the late John Brodus and Ola Horton Ogburn. He had retired from Springs Industries and was a United States Navy veteran. Mr. Ogburn was a member of Midway Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Adult Men’s Sunday school class, former choir member and former deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Robertson Ogburn of the home; two sons, Donald W. (Linda) Ogburn of Pelzer, and Derial L. (Pat) Ogburn of Lugoff; two daughters, Alicia Hinson of Jefferson, and Patty (Clifford) Snipes of Kershaw; four stepchildren, Joseph (Donna) Robertson, Lynn Horton and Tammy Coan of Kershaw, and Dale Robertson of Jefferson; 18 grandchildren, Brad, Scott, Deanna, Meredith, Lauren, Tracy, Jamie, Rebecca, Amanda, Eric, Natalie, Madilynn, Jessica, Lance, Michael, Meani, Ashley and Ryan; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clema Baker of Kershaw.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Myrtle “Merkie” Bradley Ogburn; and a brother, Horton Ogburn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Helen Sue Owens

 GATE CITY, VA. – Helen Sue Owens, 73, died Thursday, June 1, 2006.

Born in Scott County, Va., Mrs. Owens was a daughter of the late Wrightly and Dore Sanders Tipton.

Surviving are her husband, James Junior Owens of Gate City; two daughters, Mary (Larry) Williams of Gate City and Louise (Eldo) Janutolo of Simpsonville; four sons, Henry (Betty) Smith of Gate City, Mike (Jerlene) Owens of Rye Cove, Va., Roger (Brenda) Smith and Larry (Virginia) Owens of Tazewell, Va.; 13 grandchildren; several great-grand-children; four sisters, Faye (D.B.) Long of Kingsport, Oakie Ramey of Gate City, Maggie (M.D.) Hyatt of Jonesboro, Tenn., and Thelma (Joe) Presnell of Cheraw; four brothers, Ray Tipton, Howard Tipton and Joe (Geneva) Tipton of Gate City, and Paul (Ann) Tipton of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Natosha Gibson; a sister, Hazel Jennings; and a brother, Dee Tipton. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Pochie Mae Pegues

 CHERAW – Pochie Mae Pegues, 77, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 22, from Goodman Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Thomas Funderburk Jr., Howard Rogers, Darin Coleman and Derrick McQueen officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Pegues was a daughter of the late Rev. C.W. Funderburk and Anna Crawford Funderburk, and was the widow of Lee Charles Cue and Sylvester Pegues. The 12th of 18 children, Mrs. Pegues was educated in the Chesterfield County schools and attended Coulter Academy. She was a member of Goodman Creek Baptist Church, where she sang with the Senior Choir.

Surviving are three daughters, Margaret Ann Tate and Jo Ann McQueen of Cheraw, and Minnie Bell (Albert) White of Columbia; two sons, John E. Cue and Joseph Bernard Pegues of Cheraw; four grandchildren, the Rev. Derrick (Sandra) McQueen, Raphael J. Gadson, Constance (the Rev. Robert) Christian Jr. and Jay Little; five great-grandchildren, Danielle Rorie, Derris McQueen, Carli Christian, Dyjon Harrington and

Julina Christian; three sisters, Viola Bridges and Anna Mason of Cheraw, and Margarine Funderburk of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and special friends Yvette Burns, Louise McQueen and Lee Hudley.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Lee Charles Cue and Michael Pegues; and a daughter, Cynthia Denise Pegues.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

W.T. Rollings

 JEFFERSON – W.T. Rollings, 71, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 26, from Antioch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Rollings was a son of the late Charlie Thomas and Ellen Demby Rollings. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine Smith Rollings of the home; a son, Ricky Rollings of Pageland; a daughter, Penny Blalock of Pageland; two stepsons, Tony Smith of Kannapolis, N.C., and Grover Huneycutt of Maine; two stepdaughters, Hilda Robinson of Jefferson and Joann Carter of Kannapolis; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

 

Charles Ingram Walters

 LUGOFF – Charles Ingram Walters, 78, died Thursday, June 22, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, in Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Evan Smith officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association of S.C., 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 205, Columbia, S.C. 29204.

Born in McBee, Mr. Walters was a son of the late Charlie and Lemmie Warren Walters. He had retired from the DuPont Company and was a former member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Hoffman Walters; a son, Donnie Joe (Sheila) Walters of Camden; and a granddaughter, Heather D. Walters of Camden.

He was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

Rosemary Turnage Wilkerson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rosemary Turnage Wilkerson, 48, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at her home after a courageous battle with MS.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, Lake Norman Team, 705 Griffith St., Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.

Born in Chesterfield, Ms. Wilkerson was a daughter of Mary Ann Gardner Turnage and the late Rudolph C. Turnage. She was a Bell South employee for 17 years, and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Joshua K. Wilkerson of the home; a daughter, Krystal Gayle Wilkerson of Jefferson; a granddaughter, Mackenzie Rose Wilkerson; her mother of Charlotte; and two brothers, Rudy Turnage of Charlotte and Robert (Jamie) Turnage of Maiden, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 29, 2006.

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

July 2006

 

John Roger Allen

 JEFFERSON – John Roger Allen, 77, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29 in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Halifax County, N.C., Mr. Allen was a son of the late John Wilson and Ruth Herrin Allen. He was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church and served in the United States Army. Mr. Allen was retired from Myers & Chapman Construction Company.

Surviving are his wife, Jessie Mungo Allen; a son, Roger D. (Nellie) Allen of Jefferson; two daughters, Patricia Gail (Ira) Hunter of Kershaw, and Angela Elizabeth (Curtis) Price of Jefferson; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. .  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

Roger McCree Clark

 WEST COLUMBIA – Roger McCree Clark, 54, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, unexpectedly.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 2 from Dunbar Funeral Home. Burial followed in Elmwood Cemetery and Gardens.

Born in Columbia, Mr. Clark was a son of the late McCree Clark Jr. and Mary Haskell Clark. He started working with the state in 1989. Most recently, Mr. Clark was a telecommunications specialist for PBX Switches, which involves about 50,000 telephones. He was considered one of the most experienced and knowledgeable in his field. Mr. Clark was an avid hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Diane McLaurin Clark; two stepsons, George Gordon of Columbia, and Chris (Casey) Gordon of Tampa, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Kathryn (Jim) Odom of Cheraw; his stepmother, Mary W. Clark of Columbia; a sister, Christina Clark of Columbia; seven grandchildren, Kailia, Bryan, Michael, Jesika, Heather, Viktoria and Callie; a niece, Simone Duff; and a nephew, Alexander Duff.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

Mary Grace Alexander Gilbert

 KINGSTREE – Mary Grace Alexander Gilbert, 79, died Monday, June 26, 2006 at her residence.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29 from Williamsburg Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at 3 p.m. in Hebron Methodist Cemetery, McBee.

Memorials may be made to Kingstree First Baptist Church, 400 N. Academy St., Kingstree, S.C. 29556.

Born in Patrick, Mrs. Gilbert was a daughter of the late John Franklin and Nellie Florence Wilkerson Alexander, and was the widow of Woodrow Wilson Gilbert. She was educated in Chesterfield County schools and retired as laundry manager of Orangeburg Regional Hospital. Mrs. Gilbert was a member of Kingstree First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Frances G. (Chuck) Hylton of Kingstree; a sister, Helen A. Tuttle of Moncks Corner; three brothers, James Coleman Alexander and John F. Alexander of Hartsville, and Thomas Keith Alexander of Goldsboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, J. Brandon Hylton of Florence, and Brittany H. Reames of Williamsburg, Va.; and three great-grandchildren, Anna Kayne Reames, Margaret Grace Reames and Elizabeth Frances Reames of Williamsburg, Va.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Claude Alexander, Willie Alexander, Roosevelt Alexander and LeRoy Alexander; and a great-grand-daughter, Mary Gray Reames.

Arrangements were entrusted to Williamsburg Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

Juanita Teal Gordon

CAMDEN – Juanita Teal Gordon, 84, died Friday, June 30, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 2 from Malvern Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Allen and Buster Morris officiating. Burial followed in Cassatt Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Malvern Hill Baptist Church, 1514 Malvern Hill Drive, Camden, S.C. 29020; or Cassatt Baptist Church, P.O. Box 110, Cassatt, S.C. 29032.

Born in Patrick, Mrs. Gordon was a daughter of the late William and Rebecca Teal. She was the widow of D.E. Gordon, to whom she was married for 45 years, and widow of the late Keith L. Gordon. She had retired from Skyline Manufacturing Company and was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda Cornelia (Loran) Griggs of Hartsville, Sara (Curtis) Collins of Lugoff, and Charlotte (the Rev. Buster) Morris of Camden; two sons, Doby (Suzanne) Gordon of Cassatt, and Gene (Shirley) Gordon of Columbia; 11 grandchildren, Lorrie Griggs, Chip Griggs, Stacey Gordon, Stephanie Martin, Ellen Gordon, Angela Ogburn, Sandra Watson, Gordon Morris, Tarrant Morris, Ingrid Brantley and Eric Gordon; 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harvey Stuart Teal of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Rufus, J.R., Hollis and Curtis Teal; and a sister, Mildred Teal Mims.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home. .  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

Charles Franklin Hancock

 PAGELAND – Charles Franklin Hancock, 51, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 30 from Center Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hancock was a son of Dorothy Nicholson Wilkerson and the late Charles Frank Hancock. He was a carpenter.

Surviving are a son, Charles (Leslie) Hancock of Pageland; a daughter, Rebecca Hancock of Pageland; his mother of Ruby; a brother, Andy (Teresa) Hancock of Pageland; two sisters, Linda (Tommy) Davis of Wilmington, N.C., and Cathy (Jim Frank) Steen of Ruby; a half-sister, Sheila Oliver of Jefferson; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

Thomas Edward Hannah

LANCASTER – Thomas Edward Hannah, 64, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at noon Friday, June 30 from the chapel of Lancaster Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Snipes officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lancaster, 902 W. Meeting St. Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Hannah was a son of the late Boss and Nanny Teal Hannah.

Surviving are his wife, Ruie Faye Bryson Hannah; six sons, Buck (Buffie) Bowers, Jamie (Mary) Bowers, Mary, William (Tina) Bailey, Raymond Bailey, Tommy (Linda) Hannah and Thomas W. Hannah of Lancaster; two daughters, Cecilia (Mike) Baldwin and Crystal (Chuck) Solesbee of Lancaster; a brother, Zeb Hannah of Fort Lawn; two sisters, Betty Kimbrell of Albemarle, N.C., and Beatrice Brock of

 

 

Gaffney; 18 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home. Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

Charles Eugene Huntley

INMAN – Charles Eugene Huntley, 91, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Rosecrest Retirement Home.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3 from St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church. Burial followed in Westover Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.

Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hospice, 218 Trade St., Greer, S.C. 29651.
 A native of Chesterfield, Mr. Huntley was a son of Thomas Dorsey Huntley and Ida Myers Huntley, and was the widower of Lisabelle Sofge Huntley. He served in the Army in the Pacific front during World War II. After the war, Mr. Huntley was an officer with First Citizens Bank in Columbia for nearly 50 years. Mr. Huntley and his late wife were active members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Columbia.

Surviving are two sons, David Eugene (Edelma De Leon) Huntley and Philip Robinson (Dawn Edwards); a grandson, Eddie Mueller; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Sofge Boulware; a brother-in-law, James Fraser (Elizabeth) Sofge; a nephew, Robert Dorsey Huntley Jr.; and a niece, Mary Huntley Yarbrough.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

 

Willie Edward Jones

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, MD. – Willie Edward “Snake” Jones, 73, died Sunday, June 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. C.A. McKenney officiating. Burial followed in the Jones Family Cemetery.

Born in Richmond County, N.C., Mr. Jones was a son of the late Lawrence Jones and Lila Eady Jones. He was educated in the public schools of Florence County. While living in Washington, D.C., Mr. Jones wor-shipped in area churches. He was a construction worker.

Surviving are a brother, Joseph Jones of Lake City; a sister, Mary Cooper of Lake City; an aunt, Maggie Grooms of Wallace; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

Dallas Mendo Leach

CHESTERFIELD – Dallas Mendo Leach, 71, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lila M. Hooks officiating. Burial followed in Outreach Cemetery.

Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Leach was a son of the Sallie Robinson Leach and Tom Leach. He was a member of Crossroad Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Mae Leach of the home; a son, Demmie (Wendy) Leach of Cheraw; a daughter, Linda

(Michael) Jackson of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Shscaria Derina Leach, Demmie Brendon Leach Jr. and Justin Rashan Leach; a great-granddaughter, Lamesha Shamari Stephens; three sisters, Alberita Tillman and Dessie Robinson of Cheraw, and Pearl Simpson of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Walter Leach of Cheraw; seven sisters-in-law, Helen Henderson of Chesterfield, Louise Townsend of Cheraw, Virginia McIver of McFarlan, N.C., Margie Leach and Maryon Judy Liles of Charlotte, Maggie McRae of High Point, N.C., and Martha Liles Lewis of Wadesboro, N.C.; six brothers-in-law, Herbert Henderson of Chesterfield, Preston Lewis of Wadesboro, Ed McCoy and Thomas Liles of Sweedboro, N.J., James T. Liles of Morven, N.C., and Charles T. Liles of Spring, Texas; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

Mamie Jean Wall

KINGSTREE – Mamie Jean Wall, 93, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3 from Sandridge Holiness Church. Burial followed in Elijah United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Wall was a daughter of James and Jannie Thunderburg Jackson. She was a member of St. Luke Holiness Church.

Surviving are five children, Cornelius Cole, James Wall, Janie Barr, Mary Willis and Debra Rodgers; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home.  Published in The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 6, 2006

Ida Fountain

CHERAW – Ida Fountain, 100, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Cheraw Health Care.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Fountain was a daughter of the late Hester Ellison. She was a life-long member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, where she served on several organizations. Mrs. Fountain was a very good cook and enjoyed baking. She had taught public school in Chesterfield County.

Surviving are several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

Carlton W. Grove Jr.

PAGELAND – Carlton W. Grove Jr., 69, died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 6, from Providence Baptist Church, Pageland, with Dr. Dewey Thomas and the Rev. Jonathan Cox officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Gettysburg, Pa., Mr. Grove was a son of the late Carlton W. Grove Sr. and Martha Ohlinger Grove. He graduated from Elon College (now University), where he played center on the Flying Christians football team. Mr. Carlton’s career in management in the transportation industry spanned over 40 years throughout the northeast, mid-west and southern regions of the country. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and a member and past president of the Pageland Lion’s Club.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Pigg Grove; a son, Carlton W. (Sharon) Grove III of Morganton, Pa.; two daughters, Phyllis L. Grove of San Francisco, Calif., and Laura R. Grove of Philadelphia, Pa.; two stepchildren, Kim (Jim) Connors of Clemmons, N.C., and Brent (Lisa) Courtney of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Lyle Grove, Cole Grove, Gunnar Grove, Kaitlyn Connors, Ryan Connors and Madison Quick; two brothers, Carl Grove of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Joe Grove of Texas; and three sisters, Nancy Richards of Tamaqua, Pa., Pat Parker of Niles, Mich., and Sandy Peabody of Havertown, Pa.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

Walter Frank Hall

LANCASTER – Walter Frank Hall, 91, died Thursday, July 6, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 8, in Lancaster Memorial Park with the Rev. Glenn Williams Ribelin Sr. officiating.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church General Fund, 4146 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Hall was a son of the late John Augustus Hall and Margaret Livingston Hall. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Mr. Hall was an employee of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Hemby Sr., for whom he cared in their later years. He cared for the grounds at Beverly Crest Farm in Mecklenburg County, and he cared for show horses.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Seavy Linton Hall; a son, Alfred Frank “Pete” (Sue) Hall of Lancaster; a daughter, Elaine Rock of Herndon, Va.; a sister, Blanche Hall Briggs of Magnolia, Del.; three grandchildren, Michelle Parker, Craig Hall and Adam Rock; and two great-grandchildren, Sydney Parker and Justin Parker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lancaster Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

Roy Harold Hayes

 LANCASTER – Roy Harold Hayes, 68, died Monday, July 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held Thursday, July 6, from Camp Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Plyler officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Camp Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 998 Potter Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Born in Pickens County, Mr. Hayes was a son of the late Clyde Hansel Hayes and Annie Louise Doggette Hayes. He was retired from Springs Industries. Mr. Hayes was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church and served in the United States Air Force.

 

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Steele Hayes; a son, Randy H. Hayes of Lancaster; four brothers, William “Bill” Hayes of Panama City, Fla.; the Rev. Buford Hayes and Richard Hayes of Lancaster; and the Rev. Gary Hayes of Pageland; three sisters, Norma H. Blackmon, Barbara H. Knight and Sandra H. Jenkins of Lancaster; and a grandson, Brandon Michael Hayes.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Hayes Gill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

Cleo Lear Heustess

 RUBY – Cleo Lear Heustess, 74, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 7, from Ruby Church of God. Burial followed in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Heustess was a daughter of the late Henry Willis and Martha Gibson Lear. She was the widow of Joe Crowley and the Rev. Archie Heustess. Mrs. Heustess was a devoted member of Ruby Church of God.

Surviving are a son, Joseph (Cathy) Crowley of Mt. Croghan; a daughter, Betty Jo Lear (Bill) Grady of Hamptonville, N.C.; and two sisters, Ruth Melton of Jefferson, and Juanita Hinson of Fort Lawn.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Lear, and a grandson, Scott Grady.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

 Brevard Duke ‘Buck’ Kendall Jr.

CHERAW – Brevard Duke “Buck” Kendall Jr., 74, died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at his home.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 10, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel with a private burial in the Rivers Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Wadesboro, N.C., Mr. Kendall was a son of the late Brevard Duke Kendall and Mary Katherine Rivers Kendall. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School, The Citadel and Georgia Tech. Mr. Kendall was an electrical engineer, having worked with General Electric for 35 years overseas, and was a farmer. He served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Maria R. Kendall of the home; two sons, Mark McRae Kendall of Florida, and Capt. John Alexander Kendall, U.S. Army, Ft. Bragg, N.C.; a sister, Sybil Kendall (A.D. Jr.) Little of Marietta, Ga.; a sister-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

 

Dwight ‘Billy’ Lee

CHESTERFIELD – Dwight “Billy” Lee, 81, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at the home of his daughter.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, from Chesterfield Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Marshville, N.C., Mr. Lee was a son of the late Dwight Lyman Lee Sr. and Mary White Lee, and was the widower of Dale Owen Lee. He was owner and operator of the Dairy Center, manager of the Chesterfield Theater, and owner and operator of Da-Lee Discounts, where he was lovingly referred to as “Mr. Da-Lee.” Mr. Lee was an avid shopper, and loving father and grandfather. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Terry Lee (Allan) Thurman of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Lauren Leigh Johnson of Ruby, Charles Ryan Johnson of Sullivan’s Island and Anna Lynn Johnson of Chesterfield; a special niece, Derrel Jordan of Cheraw; and a special cousin, Shuggie Rhyne of Chesterfield

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

David Lee Mumford

 CHERAW – David Lee Mumford, 50, died Monday, July 3, 2006, at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Chester, Pa.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, July 8, from St. James A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Mumford was a son of the late Conwell and Maria C. Mumford. He attended Chesterfield County public schools. Mr. Mumford was a member of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church. He worked in textiles before becoming a truck driver. Mr. Mumford worked with Bulk Transit Trucking Company of Chester, Pa.

Surviving are a son, Brian C. (Natasha) Mumford of Darlington; two daughters, Kristie Nicole Mumford of Florence and Ova S. (DeWayne) Gillespie of Cheraw; a granddaughter, Tiera L. Mumford of Darlington; a grandson, Devin D. Gillespie of Cheraw; four sisters, Lera Mumford of Philadelphia, Pa., Bobbie Jean (James) Hough of Jefferson, Ernestine M. Drake of Cheraw, and Linda M. (Leroy) Harrington of Chesterfield; a brother, Eddie L. (Louberta) Mumford of Bethune; two aunts, Annie Marie Merriman of Cheraw and Ruthie Lee Chapman of Chesterfield; a special companion, Joquetta Freeman of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Cornell, Legrand, Jerry, Vera, Mable and Christine.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Cheraw. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

Martha Brown Roberts

CHERAW – Martha Brown Roberts, 72, died Monday, July 3, 2006, at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 6, from Windsor Park Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of the late Thomas and Betty Boone Brown, and was the widow of Charles Roberts. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are four sons, Joseph M. Presnell Jr. of Detroit, Mich., and Thomas T. Presnell, James Michael Presnell and Carl David Presnell of Cheraw; three daughters, Delores Kay Driggers of Coward, and Golda Fay Hall and Sarah Elizabeth Underwood of Cheraw; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Ray Presnell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

Lee Shaw

MCBEE – Lee Shaw, 92, died Thursday, July 6, 2006.

A funeral services was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9, from the chapel of Norton Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Gary Compton officiating. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hebron United Methodist Church, c/o Elsie Johnson, 1884 Middendorf Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Shaw was a son of the late Waldon C. and Maggie Walters Shaw, and was the widower of Maude Campbell Shaw. He was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church and had retired from the South Carolina Highway Depart-ment.

Surviving are a daughter, Marilea (C.J.) Collins of Wake Forest, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Virginia Shaw of McBee; two sisters, Gladys Sullivan of Lancaster, and Genolia Deese of Kershaw; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Walter C. Shaw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

Arie Lucille Smothers

  1. CROGHAN – Arie Lucille Smothers, 85, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, from Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Miss Smothers was a daughter of the late Thomas Boldon and Clara Ellen Terry Smothers. She was a homemaker and charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Robert Alton Smothers of Gibsonville, N.C., and Ernest Gilbert Smothers of Jefferson.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Orra Smothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006

 

Lonnie Wayne Watson

PAGELAND – Lonnie Wayne Watson, 50, died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 10, from Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the South Carolina High School Rodeo Association, c/o Lori Peyton, 2119 High Ridge Church Rd., Marshville, N.C. 28103; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Watson was a son of Novella Hurst Watson and the late Johnny Watson. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed rodeos, fishing and golfing. Mr. Watson was an employee of Conbraco Industries for nearly 30 years and most of those years with perfect attendance. He was known as “PaPa” to all his family, even his police family in Lancaster.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Medlin Watson of the home; his mother of Ruby; a stepson, Kelly M. (Lennette) Knight of Pageland; two step-daughters, Meg (Phillip) Sellers of Chesterfield, and Kristen (Scott) Grant of Lancaster; a brother, Jerry (Grayson) Watson of Cheraw; three sisters, Barbara (Rick) Leihgeber of Clarksville, Tenn., Judy (Roy) Owens of Lugoff and Diane Watson (Charles) Finch of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Maghan, Collin, Grant, Lucas, Chelsea and Kiley; and an “adopted son,” Justin Moore.

 

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 13, 2006.

Walter Baskett Jr.

COLUMBIA – Walter Baskett Jr., 88 died Wednesday, June 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 10 from Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial followed in the Baskett-Gantt Cemetery in Wagener.

Born in Wagener, Mr. Baskett was a son of the late Walter and Bertha Matthews Baskett. He was a retired employee of Seaboard Railroad and was a member of Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mr. Baskett was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1946.

Surviving are his wife, Henrietta Kelly Baskett of the home; three daughters, Gladys B. Thomas of McBee, Delores B. Moyd of Columbia, and Shari Ann Baskett of Winnsboro; five sons, Walter Baskett III, James Baskett, Daniel Baskett and Benjamin Baskett all of Columbia, and Thomas Baskett of West Point, Miss.; a sister, Pansy Mae Baskett of Columbia; three stepdaughters, Shirley Singley of Aiken, and Oraline Jackson and Janice Hutto of Columbia; four stepsons, James Boyd, Olin Boyd, Joseph Boyd and Cornell Boyd, all of Columbia; 49 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Manigault – Hurley Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

 

Mary Beth Boatwright

CHESTERFIELD – Mary Beth Boatwright, 60, died Thursday, July 13, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16 in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Ms. Boatwright was a daughter of Naomi Rivers Boatwright and the late Eugene H. Boatwright. She was a former post-mistress with the United States Postal Service in Fleetwood, N.C.

Surviving are a son, Jonathan Moss of Chesterfield; a daughter, Juliet Elizabeth (William) Dula of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; her mother of Cheraw; two sisters, Margaret (Lacy) Adams of Cheraw, and Norma (Reggie) Short of Morven, N.C.; a niece; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Natalie Renee Moss; a brother, Joe Boatwright; and a sister, Annie Ruth Boatwright.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Horace Freeman

 COLUMBIA – Horace Freemen, 83, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at noon Friday, July 14 in Olympia Cemetery with the Rev. Father James D. Hager II officiating.

Born in Society Hill, Mr. Freeman was a son of the late Robert and Dora Freeman. A lifetime resident of Columbia, he had retired from Brasington Plumbing and Heating. Mr. Freeman was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Rose Marie Gates Freeman of Columbia; four children, Kirby Gene (Marie) Freeman of Murrells Inlet, James Ken (Gayle) Freeman of Gilbert, Billy (Susie) Freeman of Columbia, and Bobby W. (Christy) Freeman of Gaston; three sisters, Hannah Tucker of Society Hill, Mary Kelly of Cheraw, and Margaret Futtner of Walterboro; brothers, James Freeman of Swansea, and Floyd Freeman of Alabama; seven grand-children; and seven great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillie Mae Barfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Brother James Timothy Brown

LAKE CITY – Brother James Timothy “Catfish” Brown, 38, died Monday, July 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 13 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial with Masonic Rites followed in the Society Hill Church of God Cemetery.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Brown was a son of the late Howard Brown Sr. and Juanita J. Brown. He was a pipe fitter and a Master Mason, Mecca Lodge 407.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Johnson; a son, Timothy Wallace of Lake City; a stepson, Cody Lynch of Lake City; and a stepdaughter, Melinda Kay Thomas of Lake City; three brothers, Howard

Brown of Cheraw; Ricky Brown of Elgin, and Rodney Brown of Cassett; and a sister, Renee Brown of Society Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Randolph ‘R.D.’ Butler

CHERAW – Randolph “R.D.” Butler, 78, died Sunday, July 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18 from Westside Baptist Church. Burial with military honors followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 Born in Cheraw, Mr. Butler was a son of the late Randolph Butler Sr. and Maybell Miles Butler. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church and a graduate of Cheraw High School. Mr. Butler served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946. He was a charter member of the Cheraw Rescue Squad and was an avid fisherman.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Tillie Juanita Kelly Butler of Cheraw; a son, Randy (Debbie) Butler of Cheraw; two daughters, Cheryl (Larry) B. Heustess of Cheraw, and Teri (Jimmie) B. Pruitt of Little River; a sister, Evelyn Louise Player of Lobeco; five grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Jason Christopher Clark

CHERAW – Jason Christopher Clark, 19, died Thursday, June 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 10 from First Pres-byterian Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Clark was a son of Jerry Howard and Peggy Brigman Clark. He graduated from James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan and attended Spartanburg Technical College. However, Mr. Clark lived most of his life in Cheraw and attended Cheraw-area schools. He loved to swim and have fun with his family and friends.

Surviving are his parents of Duncan; a sister, Jennifer Paige Clark of Duncan; his maternal grandmother, Thelma Black Brigman of Cheraw; and his paternal grandmother, Thelma Branch Clark of Bennettsville.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, J.T. Brigman and William C. Clark.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Larry Luther Driggers

FLORENCE – Larry Luther Driggers, 46, died Saturday, July 15, 2006.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 20 from Kiser Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Driggers was a son of the late James Francis Driggers and Bonnie B. Brock Driggers. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and a United States Army veteran. Mr. Driggers was a youth sports coach in the Y.M.C.A. of Florence. He enjoyed fishing and riding horses with his family.

Surviving are three children, David Driggers, Clark Driggers and Leigh Anna Driggers of Florence; two brothers, Donnie Driggers and Wayne Driggers of Cheraw; three sisters, Bonnie Hall of Argillite, Ky., Diane Driggers of Cheraw, and Peggy Burr of Florence; and his ex-wife, Laura Clark Driggers of Florence.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Charles ‘Charlie’ Greene

JEFFERSON – Charles “Charlie” Greene, 67, died Sunday, July 16, 2006 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 from Almetta Baptist Church. Burial followed in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Monroe, N.C., Mr. Greene was a son of the late Hugh Flemming and Vera Lee Funderburk Greene. He was a retired employee of Brewer Sand Company. Mr. Greene was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Belinda Greene of the home; two daughters, Jannie (Bruce) Beauchamp of Advance, N.C., and Patricia Morgan of Mt. Croghan; two stepsons, David (Angie) Terry and Dennis (Lisa) Terry of Jefferson; three stepdaughters, Donna (David) Miller, Gloria (Danny) Joplin and Debbie (Gary) Oliver of Jefferson; a brother, William Greene of Moncks Corner; a sister, Eugenia Grant of Sellers; four grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; and 11 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hayray Greene and Ralph Greene, and two great-grandsons, Blaine Tarlton and Dillon Donahue.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Reba Love Miller

JEFFERSON – Reba Love Miller, 75, died Sunday, July 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15 from Hopewell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Frazier officiating. Burial followed in the Love Family Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Alice Love and Ira Clark, and was the widow of Clinton Miller. She was educated in the public schools of Jefferson and Aliquippa, Pa. In 1949 she married Alvin Theodore Heisser Sr. After relocating to California, Mrs. Miller attained an associate’s degree. She returned to Jefferson in 1970. Mrs. Miller was active in all areas of Hopewell United Methodist Church, serving on the Usher Board, Choir, Pastor Parish Relations Committee, Zone Leader, Sunday School teacher, Missions chairperson and United Methodist Women.

She helped many people through her involvement in Women in Electrical Electrification (W.I.R.E.) and worked with special needs children in the public school system.

Surviving are her children, Alvin (Marian) Heisser Jr. of Irvine, Calif., and Deborah Heisser DuBois of Charlotte, N.C.; seven brothers, Randy Hough, John, Freddie, Nathaniel, Ray, Scottie and Frankie Clark; two sisters, Brenda and Chevelle Clark; four grandchildren, Christopher DuBois of Riverside, Calif., Erica (Mark) Bridges of Charlotte, and Stephanie Heisser and Nicholas (Cynthia) Heisser of Irvine; six great-grandchildren; an aunt, Evelyn Reid; an uncle, John Wesley Miller; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Joe Louis Hough, Roy Hough Jr., Ira Clark Jr. and Sonnie Clark.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Annie Mae Lear Oliver

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Annie Mae Lear Oliver, 93, died Monday, July 10, 2006 in her sleep at Transitional Health Care, Kannapolis, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13 from the Dilworth Chapel of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service. Burial followed in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Oliver was a daughter of the late David and Nora Lear, and was the widow of Jadie Oliver.

Surviving are two sons, Johnny Ervin Oliver and James Robert Oliver; five sisters, Ethel Patterson, Inez Deese, Ruth McManus, Jerrie Ruff and Marie Finnason; a brother, Jack Lear; seven grandchildren; nine great-grand-children; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Boyce Oliver; a daughter, Laura Coley; a grandson, Jamie Oliver; and a granddaughter, Wanda Sutton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Cecil Sample

CHERAW – Cecil Sample, 82, died Friday, July 7, 2006 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Hamlet, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11 from St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Capers officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Eastville, Va., Mr. Sample was a son of the late Severn Sample and Rosa Mae Bell Sample. He attended the public schools of Virginia. After school he entered the United States Navy where he served for 21 years. In 1972 he moved to Cheraw.

Surviving are his wife, Flora Sample of Cheraw; three sisters, Edna Hunter of Eastville, Elenora Parker of Temple Hill, Md., and Geneva Davis of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Severn Sample of Chicago, Ill., Isaiah Sample of Servern, Md., and Calvin Sample of New York; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers.
Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Annie Tillman Shields

CHERAW – Annie Tillman Shields, 80, died Friday, July 7, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ernest Reece, Jerry Corbett and Lila Mae Hooks officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Shields was a daughter of the late Willie and Cornelia Tillman, and the widow of Henry E. Shields. She attended Morven and Chesterfield public schools. Mrs. Shields was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church until her health declined. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Surviving are three daughters, Annie (Burness) Freeman, Daisy Hooks and Gloria Cassidy; a son, Cubie (Irene) Shields; and a stepson, Willie (Gertrude) Jones, all of Cheraw; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Henry E. Shields Jr.; four brothers, Roy Streater, Elijah Tillman, Cubie Tillman and Preston Tillman; and four sisters, Adaline Tillman, Francis Pegues, Carrie Dove and Daisy Brown.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Barbara Redick Spears

FLORENCE – Barbara Redick Spears, 68, died Monday, July 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18 from the Chapel of Florence Memorial Gardens. Entomb-ment followed in the mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C.; or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Spears was a daughter of the late Robert F. and Sarah Lee Redick. She worked at Palmetto Pharmacy until it closed. Mrs. Spears also worked at the Hallmark store at Magnolia Mall.

Surviving are her husband, Clarence Sam Spears of Florence; a son, Marvin Lee Spears of Florence; two sisters-in-law, Mary Emma Stubb of Bennettsville, and Lily Bender of Fayetteville, N.C.; a brother-in-law, Larry (Lois) Spears of Bennettsville; two aunts, Maggie Tedder of Hartsville, and Jesse Mae Gandy of McBee; and a special friend, Jean Alford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Layton-Anderson Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Robert L. Winburn

MCBEE – Robert L. Winburn, 79, died Friday, July 14, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16 from Clyde Church of God. Burial with military honors followed in the McBee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the McBee Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 355, McBee, S.C. 29101.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Winburn was a son of the late Curtis Lee and Estelle Hopkins Winburn. He worked with Sonoco Products Company for 31 years and had served as pastor and minister of the gospel for over 50 years. Mr. Winburn pastored Bethune Church of God, Chesterfield Church of God and McIver Road Church of God. His famous words were, “Let me tell you what the Bible says.” Mr. Winburn was a United States Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Brown Winburn of the home; three sons, Verne (Anne) Winburn, Dennis (Sylvia) Winburn and Bobby (Lisa) Winburn all of McBee; a daughter-in-law, Linda Winburn of McBee; and a brother, Coyt Winburn of Myrtle Beach.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Winburn; three brothers, J.D. Winburn, Ed Winburn and Early Winburn; and three sisters, Etheleen Atkinson, Bertha O’Neal and Lottie Steen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 20, 2006.

Annie L. Littlejohn Abney

AIKEN – Annie L. Littlejohn Abney, 83, died Monday, July 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2006 from Second Baptist Church in Aiken. Burial followed in Jessamine Memorial Gardens, Aiken.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony was conducted at the funeral home.

A daughter of the late John Devine Littlejohn and Beadie Jeffries Littlejohn, Mrs. Abney was educated in the public schools of Gaffney, graduating from Granard High School. She received her B.S. degree from South Carolina State College and did additional studies at Paine College and the University of South Carolina Aiken. Mrs. Abney was married to the late Sam M. Abney.

Mrs. Abney was a devoted educator for 35 years, having taught in Saluda, Chesterfield, Johnston and Aiken. In her teaching career, Mrs. Abney taught at the now historically known Aiken Graded and Saluda Rosewald Schools. At the time of integration, although not recognized, she was the first black teacher to teach at Aiken Elementary School. After leaving Aiken Elementary, she taught at North Aiken Elementary until her retirement in 1985. But, in her mind, she never stopped teaching. She loved teaching so much that she became a substitute teacher serving schools such as North Aiken, East Aiken, J.D. Lever, Schofield and Aiken High schools. Mrs. Abney was employed by Kentucky-Tennessee Clay Company and Avondale Mill Company as adult-education teacher. She also taught at the Aiken Youth Correctional Center/South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Mrs. Abney was a member of Second Baptist Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley A. Abney of the home; two sons, Sam (Rosita) Abney of Balti-more, Md., and Col. James C. (Ava) Abney of Alexa-ndria, Va.; an aunt, Geneva Polhemus of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Camryn A. Abney of Alexandria; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Littlejohn of Gaffney, and Alice M. Wiley of Philadelphia, Pa.; and a number of other family members and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Emory George Arant

PAGELAND – Emory George Arant, 61, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22 from Southside Ministries. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Arant was a son of the late Bundy and Ina Moree Arant. He was a retired supervisor with SPC. Mr. Arant was a member of Southside Ministries.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Plyler Arant of the home; a son, Bryan (Beverly) Arant of Page-land; four daughters, Anita Plyler, Susan Arant, Tracy (Hosea) Deque and Nicole (Mario) Marquez of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Charles (Estelle) Arant of Pageland; a sister, Oleen Smothers of Pageland; a sister-in-law, Rosalyn Arant of Pageland; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, W.B. Arant.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

 

 

Jeanette Still Bessinger

BARNWELL – Jeanette Still Bessinger, 63, died Saturday, July 22, 2006 in Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 from Mount Lebanon Christian Church with the Revs. John Jerkins and Gerald Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Barnwell County, Mrs. Bessinger was a daughter of the late Bennie and Ila Mae Grubbs Still. She retired from Milliken & Co. after 33 years. Mrs. Bessinger was a member of Mount Lebanon Christian Church.

Surviving are her husband, James Bessinger of Barnwell; three daughters, Wendy (Bobby) Sanders, Jeannie (Mike) Pritchard and Jill (Nathan) Gunnells of Barnwell; three sisters, Juanita (John Q.) Bessinger and Bennie Mae (Cecil) Amick of Barnwell, and Dolly Still of Chesterfield; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Bessinger.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mole Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Lexie Ann Seegars Blakeney

PAGELAND – Lexie Ann Seegars Blakeney, 81, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at Presbyterian-Matthews Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22 from Salem United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Blakeney was a daughter of the late Tom and Florence Thomas Seegars, and was the widow of Claude Lee Blakeney. She was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a member of Salem Untied Methodist Church.

Surviving are sons, Charles Blakeney and Tommy (Lola) Blakeney of Pageland, Randy Blakeney of Columbus, Ohio, Leonard (Carol) Blakeney of Fayette-ville, N.C., and Samuel Blakeney of Columbia; two daughters, Evelyn Blakeney and Letha (Rodney) Evans of Pageland; stepdaughters, Shirley Adams of Charlotte, N.C., and Claudia Miles of Coatesville, Pa.; a brother, Ostell (Lillie) Seegars of Pageland; 40 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by three children, Johnnie, Dianne and Lanzy.

Arrangements were entrusted to King’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Jason Christopher Clark

CHERAW – Jason Christopher Clark, 19, died Thursday, July 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 10 from First Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. Clark was a son of Jerry Howard and Peggy Brigman Clark. He graduated from James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan and attended Spartanburg Tech-nical College. However, Mr. Clark lived most of his life in Cheraw and attended Cheraw-area schools. He loved to swim and have fun with his family and friends.

Surviving are his parents of Duncan; a sister, Jennifer Paige Clark of Duncan; his maternal grandmother, Thelma Black Brigman of Cheraw; and his paternal grandmother, Thelma Branch Clark of Bennettsville.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, J.T. Brigman and William C. Clark.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Marvin A. Davis

CHESTERFIELD – Marvin A. Davis, 74, died Sunday, July 23, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 in Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Carol and Janie Irene Gardner Davis. He was a retired contractor.

Surviving are a son, Tom Davis of Chesterfield; a daughter, Dr. Terry W. Davis of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Sumer (Brett) Buckner, Robin (Robert) Saffold, Kasey Gaymon and Matthew Davis; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah Brooke Miller and Paige Ansley Saffold.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Conway Davis and James “Jay” Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Catherine Short Dorsey

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CHERAW – Catherine Short Dorsey, 84, died Monday, July 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23, from Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Anthony P. Miller officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Dorsey was a daughter of the late Jollie B. and Fannie Emanuel Short, and was the widow of Willie Dorsey. She attended the Chesterfield County public schools. Mrs. Dorsey joined Bethel Baptist Church at an early age but lived most of her young adult life in New York. Returning to Cheraw in 1975 to care for her ailing mother, she re-joined Bethel Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Missionary Society and Senior Choir. She was a dedicated member of her church family until her health failed. Mrs. Dorsey was also a member of Triumph Chapter 128 OES.

Surviving are a son, James A. (Elaine) Short of Cheraw; two sisters, Cleo Smith of Cheraw, and Naomi Brice of Buffalo, N.Y.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special friend, Clara Watson of New York; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jollie Boyd Short.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Mary Still Finley

BENNETTSVILLE – Mary Still Finley, 92, died Thursday, July 20, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23 from Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, 308 W. Main St., Bennettsville, S.C. 29512; or Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, N.C. 28353.

Born in Columbia, Mrs. Finley was a daughter of the late Simeon Claude and Mary Ophelia Cromer Still, and was the widow of Paul Finley. She was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher and W.M.U. member.

Surviving are four daughters, Elizabeth Gulledge of Ruby, Mary Kay Lynch, Frances Taylor and Jean Coates of Bennettsville; a sister, Hazel Hawkins of Greenville; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Paul Finley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

William ‘Bill’ Lovia Johns

PAGELAND – William “Bill” Lovia Johns, 85, died Sunday, July 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 from Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728; or the Pageland Fire Department, 126 N. Pearl St., Pageland, S.C. 29728.

A son of Laney and Wilma Phillips Johns, Mr. Johns was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Before his retirement, he was employed with Tucker Lumber Company. Mr. Johns was a lifelong member of Providence Baptist Church and had served as Sunday School class president. He was a charter member of the Pageland Rescue Squad and the Pageland Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife, Betty H. Johnson; a son, Lovia (Phyllis) Johns of Pageland; a daughter, Wanda (James) Davis of Pageland; three grandchildren, Alison (Andrew) Baker and Bradley (Melissa) Johns of Pageland, and Kristopher (Erica) Davis of Myrtle Beach; and a great grandchild, Noah Bradley Johns.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Laura Stallings Johnson

JEFFERSON – Laura Stallings Johnson, 70, died Sunday, July 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 from High Point 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; or High Point Baptist Church, 16 High Point Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Robert and Geneva Hicks Deese.

Surviving are two sons, Robby (Kathy) Smith and Jeff (Gale) Smith of Jefferson; three daughters, Cindy (Wilbur) Sullivan and Sheila Rogers of Jefferson, and Peggy Hammonds of Ruby; three brothers, Ray Deese, Johnny Deese and Sonny Deese of Pageland; three sisters, Rose Nicholson, Frances Kirkley and Bobbie Catoe of Pageland; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Kate Sullivan Kelley

CAMDEN – Kate Sullivan Kelley, 81, died Saturday, July 22, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, July 24 from Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Hancock and Chaplain Mark Bredholt officiating.

Memorials may be made to the McBee Rescue Squad, 76 S. Sixth St., McBee, S.C. 29101; the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, 200 E. Woodlawn Road, Suite 156, Charlotte, N.C. 28217; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in McBee, Mrs. Kelley was a daughter of the late Ernest G. Sr. and Jettie Blackwell Sullivan, and was the widow of William M. Kelley. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a former member of Wateree Baptist Church. Mrs. Kelley had been actively involved in the WMU of both churches.

Surviving are four daughters, Pamela K. (Bob) Parker of Anderson, Jo Kelley (Drew) Shane of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Kim E. Kelley of Washington, D.C., and Jill Kelley Morris of Camden; 10 grandchildren, Katie P. Lewis, Timothy K. Parker, Fran P. Young, Bill Parker, Beth P. Blansett, Ben Parker, Kelley E. Morris, Mamie C. Morris, William Rush Morris and Elizabeth Yi Mei Shane; great-grandchildren; brothers, Ernest G. (Mildrede) Sullivan, Grady (Brenda) Sullivan of Hartsville, and Roy W. (Mary) Sullivan of Lugoff; and a number of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by an infant son; an infant brother, Jimmie Sullivan; and a sister, Betty Middleton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Roger Edward Malloy Jr.

FLORENCE – Roger Edward Malloy Jr., 31, died Saturday, July 15, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 21 from Mt. Hebron A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Barry Thompson officiating. Burial followed in the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Malloy was a son of Brenda Malloy and the late Roger Edward Malloy Sr. He graduated from Cheraw High School in 1993 and was No. 63 on the Cheraw football team. Mr. Malloy attended Benedict College and served in the National Guard from 1993-1995. He was a member of Emmanuel Deliverance Center until moving to Florence.

Surviving are a daughter, Simone Shea Malloy; his mother, Brenda Malloy (Bishop Eugene Jr.) Park; four brothers, Gerald A. Malloy, Eugene Park Jr., Samuel (Kamika) Park and Jeremiah Park; two sisters, Shonette (Michael) Dargon and Katine (Lenny) Butler Valarie; four aunts, Gloria (Johnny) Drake, Deborah (Charlie) Brown, Leah McCoy and June McCoy; three uncles, Johnny (Dora) McCoy, Hayward (Orgerie) McCoy and Jerry (Cynthia) Robinson; a grandmother, Willie Mae Park; a grandfather, Corzell Chapman; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Samuel Kay Merriman

DARLINGTON – Samuel Kay “Skit” Merriman, 48, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, July 22 from St. James A.M.E. Zion with the Rev. Diane Belk officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Merriman was a son of the late Polly M. Spencer Merriman and Floyd Merriman. He was edu-cated in the schools of Chesterfield County. He married Janet Lee of Society Hill.

Surviving are two children, Samantha Janielle Fantasia Merriman and Samuel Justin Kaerelle Merriman of Society Hill; 12 sisters, Leeanna M. Evans, Irene M. Avery and Joyce M. (Earnest) Quick of Chesterfield, Mary S. (Bruce) Polk of Mt. Croghan, Eva Arlene (Willie) Ellis of Alexandria, Va., Dorothy J. (the Rev. Roy) Crawley of Ozark, Ala., Carolyn M. DeBerry and Thelma M. Brown of Cheraw, Peggy Brown of Oxon Hill, Md., Trudy M. (Wallace) Young of Newport News, Va., Evelyn S. (Gary) Thomas of Sharon, Pa., and Esther M. Moses of Darlington; four brothers, Walter (Brenda) Spencer of Baltimore, Md., Floyd L. (Betty) Merriman of Alexandria, Va., Houston Spencer of Florence, and Paul (Patricia) Spencer of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leon Evans and John W. Spencer.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Haywood Lee Proctor Sr.

DILLON – Haywood Lee Proctor Sr., 86, died Thursday, July 20, 2006 in McLeod Medical Center-Dillon.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22 from Hamer Church of God. Burial followed in Ever-green Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Dillon Camp of Gideons, P.O. Box 111, Dillon, S.C. 29536.

E-condolences may be left at cooperfh.com.

Born in Marion County, Mr. Proctor was a son of the late Willie Proctor and Claudie Turbeville Proctor. He was a member of Hamer Church of God and was a retired supervisor.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine Proctor of Dillon; three daughters, Linda Weatherford of Little Rock, Ann (Ronnie) Hodges of Cheraw, and Shirley (Truman) Hare of Dillon; a son, Haywood (Caryn) Proctor Jr. of Hamer; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and devoted and constant friend, Bill Lee of Hamer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arnetta McKenzie Proctor; and two brothers, Manning Proctor and French Proctor.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

  1. Herman Richardson

    Wednesday, July 26, 2006 9:44 PM EDT

PAGELAND – W. Herman Richardson, 75, died Thursday, July 20, 2006.

A funeral service was held Saturday, July 22 from Hornsboro Baptist Church. Burial followed in Green-lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Hornsboro Baptist Church Children’s Fund, 6082 Hornsboro Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

E-condolences may be left at suttonfh.com.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Hargett Richardson of Pageland; two sons, Doug (Rose) Richardson of Greenwood, Ind., and Robert (Gail) Richardson of Concord, N.C.; two daughters, Margaret (Ron) Joynes of Pageland, Yvonne (Donnie) Laney of Albemarle, N.C.; sisters, Francis Rushing and Jean Hasty of Indian Trail, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Daisy Bryte Rivers Sellers

CHESTERFIELD – Daisy Bryte Rivers Sellers, 79, died Friday, July 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23 from Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church NAC Fund, 15066 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Jessie Stevenson and Ola Gulledge Rivers, and was the widow of Fincher N. Sellers. She was a retired seamstress with Chesterfield Manufacturing. Mrs. Sellers was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she served as memorial clerk and VBS worker, and was a member of the Senior Citizens, WMU and the Annie S. Circle. She enjoyed visiting and sharing her blueberry muffins with nursing home patients and shut-ins.

Surviving are a son, Richard N. (Peggy) Sellers of Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Gaye (David) Lamson of Chesterfield; two brothers, Jerry Faye (Frances) Rivers of Hartsville, and James C. (Barbara) Rivers of Rock Hill; seven grandchildren, Loren (Jennifer) Lamson, David (Danielle) Lamson, Daniel (Tammy) Lamson, Christine Sellers, John Sellers, Mike Sellers and Matthew Sellers; and four great-grandchildren, Morgan Lamson, Allison Lamson, Cameron Lamson and Casey Lamson.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sybil Gainey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Charles Edward Sinclair

CHERAW – Charles Edward Sinclair, 40, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 24 from McClain Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Tyson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Sinclair was a son of the late Clayton Sinclair and Vietta Sinclair Ratliff. He attended Chesterfield High School. He loved working as a landscaper, playing basketball and visiting with family and friends.

Surviving are a daughter, Trenequa Sinclair of Cheraw; a son, Maurice Charles Sinclair of Cheraw; a grandson, Trevonte’ “Tray” Sinclair all of Cheraw; his mother; a sister, Pearl “Elaine” (Anthony) Brannen of Elmira, N.Y.; three brothers, Alfred Sinclair and Matthew “Frankie” Sinclair of Cheraw, and Daniel Sinclair of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three stepbrothers, Everett Carnell (Janie Mae) Ratliff of Tokoma Park, Md., Donnie (Angela) Ratliff of Chesterfield, and Barnay (Wanda) Ratliff of Chesterfield; two stepsisters, Cora Streeter and Mary Wingate of Cheraw; a grandmother, Annie Pearl Ingram of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, James Ratliff.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

Margaret Rolene Queenesther Coachman Smith

CHERAW – Margaret Rolene Queenesther Coachman Smith, 85, died Monday, July 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Corbett officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Johnson Coachman and Enoch Coachman, and was the widow of James E. Smith. She was educated in the public schools of Cheraw and graduated from Coulter Memorial Academy. Mrs. Smith attended Benedict College and taught in the public schools in Marion. She was a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir. Mrs. Smith was a member of Venus Chapter of OES 51 where she served as secretary for many years. She became a 50-year member in 2000. Mrs. Smith was employed by McBride’s Quality Cleaners for a number of years. She was an excellent seamstress and crafter.

Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Smith Collins of Camden, Margaret S. (Richard) Olds of Conyers, Ga., and Sylvia S. (Barney) Edwards of Jonesboro, Ga.; a brother, Calvin (Julia) Coachman of New York; a sister, Willie Mae Buchanan of Cheraw; a daughter-in-law, Mary Beirne-Smith of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a son-in-law, Hazel A. Durant Sr. of Manning; 11 grandchildren, Hazel A. Jr., Mia (Briggs) and Ashlei Durant, Megan Collins, Richard Jr., Valerie and Marcus Olds, Y. Michele Parmerly, Erica, Jacquetta and Gregory Edwards; 11 great-grandchildren, Haxel A. III, Alyssa and A’Nia Durant, Kaden and McKynleigh Briggs, Julian Durant, Christian Olds, Jaylin and Javon Parmerly, and Quenton and Jordyn Edwards; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene Smith and Dr. James E. Smith Jr.; a daughter, Josephine Rolene Smith DuRant; a brother, Richard Coachman; and a sister, Reva Bethea.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, July 27, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

August 2006

 

William Alvin Boykin

 CAMDEN – William Alvin Boykin, 50, died Sunday, July 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 from Harmony Baptist Church, Bethune, with the Rev. Ronnie Holland officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Cassatt Fire Department, Cassatt, SC 29032.

Born in Bishopville, Mr. Boykin was a son of the late Liston and Ida Mae Rogers Boykin. He had retired from DeRoyal Textiles and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Mr. Boykin was also a member of Cassatt Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa Lambert Boykin; two sons, Alvin Boykin Jr. and Trent Boykin of Conway; a daughter, Tracy (Michael) Barnes of Columbia; a stepson, Brandon Caulder of the home; three sisters, Paulette Hall of Hartsville, Peggy Johnson of Hartsville, and Alice Gardner of McBee; and three brothers, Leslie “Joe” Boykin of Cassatt, John Richard Boykin of Darlington, and Billy Boykin of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

 

Mary Frances Brown

Mary Frances Brown, 77, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, from St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Burial followed Rocky Mount Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.

Born in Nash County, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late William Elisha and Mary Land Joyner. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Mrs. Brown owned and operated Albert’s Tavern, was employed with Thompsons Pharmacy for over 20 years, and currently owned and operated Taters Antiques.

Surviving are three sons, Grady (Lyn) Brown, Chris Brown, Ray (Amy) Brown of Rocky Mount, N.C.; a sister, Seluda Joyner Johnson of Cheraw; a brother, W.E. “Bobby” (Florine) Joyner of Spring Hope; four grandchildren, Wes Brown, David (Claire) Brown, Emily Brown and Tyler Brown.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bowling Funeral Home & Crematory. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

Calvin Lewis Caulder

 DILLON – Calvin Lewis Caulder, 70, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in McLeod Medical Center – Dillon.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29 from Dillon Second Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Dillon Second Baptist Church, P.O. Box 712, Dillon, S.C. 29536.

Born in Dillon County, Mr. Caulder was a son of the late Leroy Caulder and Doraedith Godbold Caulder, and was the widower of Christine Barrentine Caulder. He retired as a United States Army National Guardsman after 22 years, and was a member of Dillon Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Derick (Sharon) Caulder of Chesterfield, and Mitchell Caulder of Dillon; seven grandchildren, Shea Caulder, Ethan Caulder, Caleb Caul-der, Courtney Caulder, Christopher Caulder, Nicho-las Caulder and Jordan Goings; four sisters, Annette McNeill, Patricia Barfield and Lydia McDowell of Dillon, and Faythe Mincey of Easley; and three brothers, Rudolph Caulder of Dillon, Freddy Caulder of Hartsville, and Carlos Caulder of Charlotte, N.C.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Olivia Barrentine and Jennie Lee Berry; and a brother, Wilbur Caulder.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

Susie Chewning ‘Sue’ Deason

WADESBORO, N.C. – Susie Chewning “Sue” Deason, 79, died Monday, July 24 2006, in Chesterfield County as the result of an automobile accident.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 27, from the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with CLP’s Druscilla Ingold and Bob Blackwelder officiating. Burial will follow in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Camden Presbyterian Church Building Fund, c/o Mary Helen Dutton, 318 Lansford Drive, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; or Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Boy Scout Troop 148, 1600 Mallard Creek Church Road W., Charlotte, N.C. 28262.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Deason was a daughter of the late John Calvin and Carrie Lee Moore Chewning, and was the widow of Raymond Deason. She was a graduate of Deep Creek High School and retired from Hornwood after more than 40 years. Mrs. Deason was a lifelong member of Camden Presbyterian Church. She served the church as an Elder and was especially instrumental in the renovations to the church and the fellowship hall.

Surviving are a daughter, Karen “Boot” Isenberg of Concord, N.C.; a grandson, David Isenberg of Concord; a sister, Mary (Aubrey) Douglas of Wadesboro; seven sisters-in-law, Virginia Chewning, Sue Chewning and Edna Chewning of Wadesboro, Catherine Williams of Pageland, Dorothy Hicks of Charlotte, N.C., Shirley Deason of Stallings, N.C., and Sylvia Rogers of Fort Mill; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, William “Bill” Chewning, J.C. Chewning, Jewel Mae “Sis” Moore, Lacy Chewning, James C. “Bunk” Chewning, Eddie Chewning, Woodrow Chewning and Julian “Pick” Chewning.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

 

 

Bertha McDonald Drake

CHERAW – Bertha McDonald Drake, 89, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, from Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnnie F. McLendon, James McLean Sr., Sheila Monroe and Lori Davis officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Drake was a daughter of the late Hanford and Cloie Johnson McDonald, and was the widow of Ervin Drake Sr. She attended the Marlburg school district in the Fisher Hill Community and later Coulter Memorial Academy. Mrs. Drake was a member of Fisher Hill Presbyterian Mission and was active there as a young adult. After the Mission was dissolved, Mrs. Drake returned to Pee Dee Union until she and her siblings donated property to be used as Saint James Baptist Church. She served wherever she was needed, including the Senior Choir. In 1991 Mrs. Drake was present for the first worship service of the Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church. She remained in faithful attendance until her health failed.

Surviving are seven daughters, Bernice (Tom) Baskin, Verlee Jackson, Josephine McQueen, Betty (Bobby) McNeal, Gladys Broome and Berthel (Brady) Morrell of Cheraw, and Mary Ruth Jeter of Bennettsville; two sons, Warren (Julia) Drake and Ervin Drake Jr. of Cheraw; two grandchildren whom she reared, Carolyn Drake Boykins of the home, and Kelvin Drake of Columbus, Ga.; 23 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law, Maline McDonald, Della Ford, Marie Cassidy, Beatrice Drake, Flora Drake, Margaret Ellison and Dorothy Drake; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elease Drake; two sisters, Mary Campbell and Cleola Mungo; and six brothers, Zanie, Samson and Corsey Johnson, and Henry, Frank and Thomas McDonald.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

William R. ‘Bo’ Eddins

RUBY – William R. “Bo” Eddins, 86, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, from Ruby Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Ruby Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, 23 Market St., Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Eddins was a son of the late William R. and Carrie Thurman Eddins, and was the widower of Esther G. Eddins. He was a member of Ruby Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Sue Taylor of Ruby; a nephew, Thomas M. Taylor of Ruby; and a niece, Elizabeth (Michael) Sullivan of Jefferson.

Madella Burch Gulledge

RUBY – Madella Burch Gulledge, 74, died Thursday, July 27, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19 from Ruby Baptist Church. Burial followed in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Gulledge was a daughter of the late Clyde Reginald and Nell Smith Burch, and was the widow of Murray C. Gulledge. She was a homemaker and a member of Ruby Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Vickie (Tom) Rhyne of Stanfield, N.C.; two sisters, Barbara James of Chesterfield, and Marian Burch of Matthews, N.C.; two grandchildren, Natalie and Charles Rhyne of Stanfield; a step-grandchild, Mike Rhyne of Whitsett, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Norman Gulledge, and a sister, Lois Burch.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

The Rev. Gary H. Hayes

PAGELAND – The Rev. Gary H. Hayes, 61, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, from Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Family Life Center. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pisgah Baptist Building Fund, 7723 Pageland Highway, Monroe, N.C. 28112.

The Rev. Hayes was a son of the late Clyde and Louise Doggett Hayes. He was the pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Pageland.

Surviving are his wife, Helen T. Hayes; four daughters, Crystal (Jay) Rogers of Florence, Mandy (John) Chester of Heath Springs, Paul (Stacey) Price of Jefferson, and Tori (Michael) Teal of Pageland; three brothers, Bill Hayes of Panama City, Fla., and the Rev. Buford Hayes and Richard Hayes of Lancaster; three sisters, Norma Blackmon,

 

Barbara Knight and Sandra Jenkins of Lancaster; and 12 grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

William Lovia ‘Bill’ Johns

PAGELAND – William Lovia “Bill” Johns, 85, died Sunday, July 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, from Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728; or the Pageland Fire Department, 126 N. Pearl St., Pageland, S.C. 29728.

A son of the late Laney and Wilma Phillips Johns, Mr. Johns was employed by Tucker Lumber Company, before his retirement. He was a lifelong member of Providence Baptist Church and had served as Sunday School class president. Mr. Johns was a charter member of the Pageland Rescue Squad and the Pageland Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife, Betty H. Johns; a son, Lovia (Phyllis) Johns of Pageland; a daughter, Wanda (James) Davis of Pageland; three grandchildren, Alison (Andrew) Baker, Bradley (Melissa) Johns of Pageland, and Kristopher (Erica) Davis of Myrtle Beach; and a great-grandchild, Noah Bradley Johns.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

Mildred Louise Robinson Johnson

CHERAW – Mildred Louise Robinson Johnson, 90, died Saturday, July 22, 2006 in McLeod Hospice House.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Earnest Reese, Howard Rogers, Jerry Corbett and John C. Pearson officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Pierce Herbert and Hattie Louise Rogers Robinson, and was the widow of Johnnie James Johnson. She attended Robert Small School. At an early age Mrs. Johnson joined Wesley United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Johnson-Spencer of the home; a sister, Bernice (Millard) Jones of Raleigh, N.C.; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

James Leonard Kelly

WADESBORO, N.C. – James Leonard Kelly, 66, died Monday, July 24, 2006 at Heritage Hills Living Center.

A funeral services was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 from Leavitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Legrand Kelly and Jimmy Knotts officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Kelly was a son of the late Lillie Mae Carter and Curley D. Kelly. He was retired from Wade Manu-facturing after 36 years. Mr. Kelly was a member of Wadesboro Church of God where he the preaching and lively gospel music.

Surviving are two brothers, Willie (Glennie) Kelly and Wayne (Linda) Kelly of Wadesboro; four sisters, Tillie Butler of Cheraw, Julie (Barry) Grooms of Lilesville, N.C., Mary Ruth (Jim) Treadaway and Betty Jo (Julian) Deese of Wadesboro; five nieces; and eight nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

James Miller

CHERAW – James Miller, 66, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 30, from Flemming Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Sandy Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

Mr. Miller never met a stranger and was loved by all that he met. He became friend to both young and old and treasured all his family and friends.

Surviving are his mother, Addie Miller of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Bernice Clark and Margaret Miller of Washington, D.C.; an aunt, Rosie Newman of Greensboro, N.C.; an uncle, Jessie (Annie Grace) Miller of Greensboro, N.C.; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Pageland.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

 

Charles Sikes

PAGELAND – Charles Sikes, 68, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 28, from Center Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Monroe, 1212 Sunset Drive, Monroe, N.C. 28112.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Sikes was a son of the late Claude and Leona Hilton Sikes. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam era. Mr. Sikes was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church where he served as a former Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Sikes of the home; a son, Edward (Angie) Sikes of Pageland; a daughter, Doris Ann (Doug) Deese of Pageland; two sisters, Jean Jenkins and Joyce Sikes of Marshville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Laken Sikes, Clay Sikes, Cody Deese and Raven Deese; and a nephew, Chris Jenkins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

Brite Funderburk Threatt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brite Funderburk Threatt, 83, Saturday, July 29, 2006, at her residence.

A funeral service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, from St. Paul Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Daryal Mayfield officiating. Burial will follow in York Memorial Park.

A daughter of the late Kenneth Funderburk and Ford White, Mrs. Threatt was the widow of Broadus “BT” Threatt. She attended Petersburg High School, Pageland, and worked and retired from Jack’s Cookies. Mrs. Threatt was a member of St. Paul Community Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte.

Surviving are four daughters Sheila Threatt, Tracy Threatt, Doris Maxwell and Geneva T. (Kay Sr.) Blake of Charlotte; two sons, Ezzard Charles Threatt and Dennis (Barbara) Threatt of Char-lotte; 17 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister-in-law, Annie M. Funderburk of Pageland.

She was preceded in death by four children, Pete, Haney, Junie Boy and Claudette.

Arrangements were entrusted to Long & Son Mortuary Service. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

Elease Spencer Vaught

WILMINGTON, N.C.- Elease Spencer Vaught, 70, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 27, from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Albert Tucker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Vaught was a daughter of the late James Spencer Jr. and Marie Malloy Spencer, and was the widow of William Vaught. She was a member of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church before moving to Wilmington, N.C. There Mrs. Vaught joined the New Testament Holiness Church and was a faithful member until her illness. She retired from Textilease Industries after 35 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Doris (Jerome) Mallette of Raleigh, N.C., Althaia Spencer of the home, Marie Spencer of Creedmoor, N.C., and Sharon Patricia Vaught of Wilmington; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grand-children; six sisters, Mildred (Frank) Gillespie, Marie (Lester) Hughes, Betty (Wesley) Finlayson, Mary (James Arthur) Powe of Cheraw, and Cora Bennett and Carrie (Glendon) Johnson of Vineland, N.J.; two aunts; two uncles; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by six siblings.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

Charles William Williamson

WADESBORO – Charles William Williamson, 60, died Thursday, July 27, 2006 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30 from Cathedral Baptist Church. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Wadesboro Fire Department, P.O. Box 697, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; Anson Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170; or to Anson Community Hospice, P.O. Box 744, Wadesboro, N.C. 29170.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Williamson was a son of the late Marion Clark and Will Edward Williamson. He graduated from Wadesboro High School in 1965 and

was drafted into the United States Army where he served as a drill sergeant and tank commander, mainly in Ft. Hood, Texas. Shortly after returning to Anson County, Mr. Williamson became the owner and operator of Wadesboro Amoco/Williamson Wrecker Service, which he operated from 1972-2005. In addition to his business interests, he was a volunteer with the Wadesboro Fire Department for 32 years.

Surviving are his fiancée, Juanita Lear; two sons, David Joe Williamson and Charles “Chuck” Edward Williamson II of Wadesboro; Juanita’s children, Lori Lear (Derek) Dennis of Albemarle, N.C., and Gary (Melissa Downer) Lear Jr. of Polkton, N.C.; four grand-children, Charley William-son, Wesley Downer, Gage Dennis and Riley Dennis; a sister, Sarah Frances Baker of Wadesboro; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 03, 2006.

Annie Harrington Atkinson

LAMAR – Annie Harrington Atkinson, 82, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7 from the chapel of Belk Funeral Home. Burial followed in Wells Cemetery in Elliot.

Born in Lee County, Mrs. Atkinson was a daughter of the late Jessie Harrington and Mary Jane Ard Harrington, and was the widow of William E. Atkinson. She was a housewife, loved her family and was a charter member of the Pentecostal faith. She attended Christian Pathway Fellowship, Lamar.

Surviving are three sons, Leonard Atkinson of Lynchburg, Carlton (Shelby) Atkinson of Timmonsville, and Kent (Shelby) Atkinson of Cheraw; four daughters, Janie (Bubby) Odom of Cassatt, and Kathy (Ted) Windham, Anna (Russell) Galloway and Nina Atkinson of Lamar; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Carrie Bell Nesbitt, Bertha Nesbitt and Nelia Nesbitt.

Arrangements were entrusted to Belk Funeral Home, The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Jack Bass

CHESTERFIELD – Jack Bass, 71, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Hahira, Ga., Mr. Bass was a son of the late Jake and Ora Clanton Bass. He was a retired heavy equipment operator foreman and a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Bass was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Anna “Ann” Imbimbo Bass of the home; three stepdaughters, JoAnn (Terry) Crowley, Linda G. Hunt and Nancy S. (Scott) Deemer of Chesterfield; a brother, Charles (Elizabeth) Bass of Charleston;

three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Jill Bass.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Eutah Elizabeth Killough Blackmon

 KERSHAW – Eutah Elizabeth Killough Blackmon, 87, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at Magnolia Manor, Rock Hill,

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 from First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Anita Bozardt officiating. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 305 W. Church St., Kershaw, S.C. 29067; or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Blackmon was a daughter of the late Lewis Johnson Killough Sr. and Eula Arant Killough, and was the widow of James Lloyd Blackmon. She was the co-owner/operator of Blackmon’s Market in Kershaw for 33 years and later opened Blackmon’s Feed and Seed. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Charles Lloyd (Resa) Blackmon and Richard Lee (Tami) Blackmon of Kershaw; a daughter, Shirley Blackmon (James Eric “Jimmy) Coates of Lexington; five grandchildren, Sheri Blackmon Mc-Kittrick and Gregory Ross Blackmon of Kershaw, Heather Blackmon Tanner of Miami, Fla., 1st Lt. Justin Lee Blackmon, USMC, San Diego, Calif.,

and Jennifer Ashley Coates of Lexington; and three great-grand-children, Chandler, Grace and Molly of Kershaw.

She was preceded in death by two children, June Carol Blackmon and James Edward Blackmon, two brothers and five sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Dennis J. Crowley

PATRICK – Dennis J. Crowley, 52, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 from Cross Branch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Crowley was a son of the late Baxter and Novella Purvis Crowley. He was a retired pulpwood cutter. Mr. Crowley enjoyed riding his lawn mower and was an avid fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Brown Crowley of the home; two daughters, Donna Crowley Deaver (Tommy Sanders) of Cheraw, and Christy Crowley (Phillip) Williams of Patrick; a brother, Archie Crowley of Patrick; two sisters, Eva Mae Jordan and Cynthia Boan of Cheraw; and seven grand-children, Mitch Deaver, Macy, Brad and Thomas Sanders, Lyn Crowley, Landon Crowley and Hannah Williams.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Crowley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Wanda Gail Hinson Crowley

HARTSVILLE – Wanda Gail Hinson Crowley, 53, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7 from the Chapel of Norton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Crowley was a daughter of the late Bobby and Betty Baxley Hinson.

Surviving are a daughter, Glenda (Buster) Faile of Hartsville; two sisters, Susan Hardee of Wilmi-ngton, N.C., and Ruby Boone of Lexington; brothers, Robert Wayne Hinson of McBee, and Kenneth Hinson and Mitchell Hinson of Hartsville; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son, Scotty Hopkins.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Dollie Curlee

WINGATE, N.C. – Dollie “Granny” Curlee, 90, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 from Davis Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim Griffin officiating. Burial followed at 4 p.m. in Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Croghan.

Memorials may be made to Com-munity Action Program, Attn: Roy Young, 1212 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.

Born in Anson County, Mrs. Curlee was a daughter of the late Jesse P. Williams and Fannie Knotts Williams, and was the widow of Crowell Henry Curlee. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, William Curlee of Wingate, and Frank (Mary) Curlee of Ruby; a daughter, Fannie M. (Charles) Brock of Wingate; two grandchildren, Todd Brock of Wingate, and Anita (Gene) Oliver of Chesterfield; and a great-grandson, Matthew Oliver.

Arrangements were entrusted to Davis Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Nellie Watson Finch

RUBY – Nellie Watson Finch, 95, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 from White Oak Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bo Yates officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5386 Angelus Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Finch was a daughter of the late William Squire and Sarah Odom Watson, and was the widow of A.L. Finch. She was a retired employee of Bo-Buck Mill and a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Finch was affectionately known as “Granny” by all who knew her, and was known for her caramel cakes and cornbread.

Surviving are three sons, Charles A. (Diane) Finch of Cheraw, and Thomas E. (Martha) Finch and Jerry (Safrona) Finch of Chesterfield; a daughter, Betty (James) Marks of Harvey, La.; a stepdaughter, Martha Sloan of Kannapolis, N.C.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grand-children; and a step-great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Capricia Joines Flowers

MORVEN, N.C. – Capricia Joines Flowers, 45, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 from Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church with the Rev. Robert Gordon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Flowers was a daughter of the late James “Dock” and Rosa Bell McFarlan Joines. She attended Chesterfield County public schools, graduating from Chesterfield High School in 1979.

Surviving are her husband, Roger Flowers; a daughter, Jessica Joines of Chesterfield; a son, Michael Joines of Chesterfield; a brother, Lawrence Hillian of Chesterfield; two sisters, Teresa Wilson and Linda Chapman of Cheraw; her father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Flowers of Morven; three stepsons, Denzell Flowers, Leroy Flowers and Kenneth Howard Jr. of Morven; five aunts, Mable Dixon, Audrey Griffin, Patricia Rivers and Hennie Joines of Chesterfield, and Joyce Moser of Ruby; four grand-daughters, Marquacious Joines, Zytipha Joines, Dinaris Wilson and Mykeriya Joines of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Frank Goude

BENNETTSVILLE – Frank Goude, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug 6 from Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Helping Hands Hospice of Marlboro County, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512; or Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Rockingham, N.C., Mr. Goude was a son of the late David P. and Bessie Graham Goude. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Mr. Goude enjoyed spending time with his family and gardening. He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Grant Goude of Bennettsville; two daughters Janice (John) Spivey of Matthews, N.C., and Pam (Eric) Taylor of Cheraw; a grandchild, Kaylin Taylor of Cheraw; a brother, Ray Goude of Gloucester, Va.; and a sister, Dora Lisenby of Cheraw.

He was preceded in death by a son, David F. Goude Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Johnnie T. Hendrix

MONROE, N.C. – Johnnie T. Hendrix, 59, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C., after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 from Beulah Presby-terian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Blumenthal Cancer Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 600, Charlotte, N.C. 28204; or Beulah Presbyterian Church, c/o Milton Griffin, P.O. Box 32, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Mrs. Hendrix was a daughter of Ruth R. Threatt and the late Miner E. Threatt Sr. She graduated from Forest Hills High School and the Southeastern Beauty College of Charlotte. Mrs. Hendrix was a self-employed cosmetologist and a lifelong member of Beulah Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a son, John (April) Hendrix of Pageland; two sisters, Shirlie (Otis) Jones of Charlotte, and Bonnie (Jimmy) Helms of Marshville, N.C.; a brother, Edison “Ed” (Nancy) Threatt of Indian Trail, N.C.; two grandchildren, Gavin Hendrix and Hannah Hendrix; and her fiancé’, Ray Sanders of Monroe, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

 

Mable Eva Robinson Brown Ingram

CHERAW – Mable Eva Robinson Brown Ingram, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 from Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, Anthony Hooks, Charles Malloy and Derrick McQueen officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Ingram was a daughter of the late Douglas and Mary Love Robinson, and was the widow of Lee Thomas Ingram. She attended the Chesterfield County public schools. Mrs. Ingram worked in textiles for a number of years and also worked for Robert Smalls School. In her youth she was a member of Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church but later joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where she remained an active member until her health failed.

Surviving are her children, Paula (Derek) Ingram and Ruby Quick of the home; Katie Ingram Weldon of Charlotte, N.C., Douglas (Minnie) Ingram of Norwood, N.C., Charles Ingram of High Point, N.C., and Curtis (Patsy) Brown and Joe E. (Arlene) Brown of Cheraw; two sisters, Marguerite (George) Cue and Pearl Tillman of Cheraw; two aunts, Julia Deberry and Ruth McCall of Cheraw; a daughter-in-law, Sarah Ingram of High Point; 26 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a son, Diary Ingram; and six siblings, Thornton Robinson, Catherine Mack, Johnny Robinson, Ada Jane Autry, Julia Robinson and Mary Huntley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Cheraw.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

May Weldon Jackson

CHERAW – May Weldon Jackson, 92, died Monday, July 31, 2006 at Cheraw Healthcare.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Jackson was a son of the late Ezekial Jackson and Frances Hinson Jackson. He was a Jehovah’s Witness for over 20 years.

Surviving are two nieces, Fannie (Charles G.) Melton of Chesterfield, and Ola Mae (Ronnie) Franklin of Charlotte, N.C.; and a number of great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Margaret B. Pitt

RAEFORD, N.C. – Margaret B. Pitt, 59, died Friday, July 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1 from Rock Springs Baptist Church, Ruby, with the Rev. Woodrow McManus officiating. Burial followed in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Pitt was a daughter of Estelle Little Blue and the late Clinton Blue. She moved to New Haven, Conn., in 1960 where she graduated from James Hillhouse High School and Stone School of Business. Mrs. Pitt was an employee of Southern New England Telephone Company for 31 years. Upon retirement she moved to Raeford and became a Mary Kay consultant. Mrs. Pitt was also employed at Sandhills Community College. Mrs. Pitt was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church as a child. In New Haven she joined St. Matthews UFW Baptist Church where she was involved with many ministries. After retiring she joined Hope Christian Church in Fayetteville, N.C.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Pitt; two daughters, Valerie Pitt (Ray) Brown of Chesterfield, and Tracey Pitt (Kenneth) Gifford of Newark, N.J.; two brothers, James Little of New Haven, and Calvin Little of Charlotte, N.C.; seven sisters, Corina Graham of Piscataway, N.J., Lillian Vinston of Hamden, Conn., Elizabeth Smith of Cambria Heights, N.Y., Flossie Marshall and Vivian Blue-Hughes of Upper Marlboro, Md., Frances Barnes of Hamden, and Susan Blue of Waldorf, Md.; six grandchildren, Laurenn, Brian, Dariyan, Kayrn, Adam and David; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Lisa Marie Pratt

HARTSVILLE – Lisa Marie Pratt, 34, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Gardner officiating. Burial followed in McBee Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Society of Nephrology, 1725 I St. N.W., Suite 510, Washington, D.C. 20006; or the American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Ave., Suite 3, Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Pratt was a daughter of Jackie L. Gainey and Linda Hawkins Jones. She was a member of Mission for Christ. Mrs. Pratt graduated from Hartsville High School and was an LPN for six years.

Surviving are two sons, John Wesley Pratt and Justin Pratt of Hartsville; two daughters, Heather Pratt and Lauren Winburn of Hartsville; two stepsons, Christopher Winburn and Cameron Winburn of Hartsville; a stepdaughter, Amber Winburn of Hartsville; her father of Marysville, Calif.; her mother of Camden; a brother, Daniel Gainey of McBee; two stepsisters, Sheila Tyner and Angela Fales of Hartsville; and a half-sister, Becky Gainey of Marysville, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Charlie and Lula Gainey; and her maternal grandparents, Coke and Betty Hawkins. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Ruth Jordan Privette

MORVEN, N.C. – Ruth Jordan Privette, 82, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Privette was a daughter of the late Vester G. and Minnie Myers Jordan, and was the widow of Levine Privette. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Manufacturing and a retired employee of Heilig-Meyers. Mrs. Privette was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are seven sons, Tommy Privette of Morven, Larry Privette of Albemarle, N.C., Ronnie Privette of Pageland, Bill Privette of New London, N.C., Alvin Privette of Wadesboro, N.C., and David Privette and Michael Privette of Mt. Croghan; a daughter, Tammy Timmons of Columbia; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry V. Privette

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Rodney Roseau

SOCIETY HILL – Rodney Roseau, 30, died Saturday, July 29, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 from Macedonia Baptist Church with the Revs. Gregory Bartell, Patrick Pierre and Artemus Woods officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Roseau was a son of Nicole and the late Joseph Roseau. After graduating from high school he visited Chesterfield County and subsequently moved to the Bethel Community. Mr. Roseau joined Bethel Baptist Church and joined the Usher Board.

Surviving are his wife, Melinda; his children, Donovan, Shadeé, Darien and Daniel; his father and mother-in-law, Hiawatha and Carl Rousseau; a sister, Wesline; a brother, Charles; a brother-in-law, Arthur; four sisters-in-law, Tondra, Deborah, Karen and Carol; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Margo Dewitt.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Roger Dale Singleton

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Roger Dale Singleton died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006 at Thomasville Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 from Big Oak Church of God, Star, N.C., with the Rev. Earl Ward officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Singleton was a native of Randolph County, N.C. and a repairman for billiard services. He was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are two daughters, Tabitha Singleton Satterfield of Asheboro, and Samantha Louise Singleton of the home; his mother, Thelma Odom Singleton Williams of Wallace; three brothers, Karl Singleton of Star, Billy Singleton of Eagle Springs, N.C., and Bobby Singleton of Wallace; and his fiancée, Judy Singleton Marion of the home.
He was preceded in death by his father, J. Singleton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Bessie McFarland Smith

LUGOFF – Funeral services for Bessie McFarland Smith, 81, died Friday, August 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7 from Lugoff First Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Sweet and Dave Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Lugoff First Baptist Church Building Fund, 106 Longtown Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.

Born in Ruby, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Sandy and Carrie Woodward Smith, and was the widow of Virgil Cleveland “V.C.” Smith. She was a member of Lugoff First Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Ronald C. “Rollo” (Carol) Smith of Lugoff, Jimmy Smith of Camden, and Dean Smith of Mexico; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Minnie Wilkerson of Patrick, and Dot Blalock and Evelyn Laws of Greensboro, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Smith, and four brothers, William McFarland, Leonard McFarland and Vander Terry.

 

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Glenn William Stafford

CHESTERFIELD – Glenn William Stafford, 46, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 5 from Miller-River-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Stafford was a son of Mary Louise Heustess Stafford and the late Elias Henry Stafford.

Surviving are his mother of Chesterfield; a brother, Jerry B. Stafford of Chesterfield; a sister, Cathy Faye Gainey of Chesterfield; and two nephews, Jerry James Stafford and Steven Russell Gainey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Billy Hector Stone

PAGELAND – Billy Stone, 73, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7 from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Building Fund, 7723 Pageland Highway, Monroe, N.C. 28112.

Surviving are his wife, Creola William Stone of Pageland; two sons, Hector Stone of Albemarle, N.C., and Jeff Stone of Naples, Fla.; daughters, Dale (Kenneth) Long and Edie Guntel of Charlotte, N.C., and Loretta (Steve) Kinlaw of Pageland; seven grand-children; and seven great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by a brother, I.L. Stone, two sisters, Dorothy Mae Lovette and Taby Stone, and a great-niece, Noel Hester.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Dorothy Sullivan

  1. CROGHAN – Dorothy Sullivan, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 from Fairview Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29705

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mrs. Sullivan was a daughter of the late Jim and Laney Rushing Sikes, and was the widow of Carson O. Sullivan Jr. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Carson Odis (Ellen) Sullivan Jr. of Mt. Croghan, and Jim (Edie) Sullivan of New Salem, N.C.; two daughters, Sarah (Gene) Rivers of Mt. Croghan, and Nellie (Roger) Allen of Jefferson; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 10, 2006.

Jack D. Horne

CAYCE – Jack D. Horne, 78, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with Masonic rites followed in Thompson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stone-mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29212; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Horne was a son of the late William Thomas and Sarah Eugenia Gibson Horne. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in journalism. Mr. Horne began his career in journalism with the Chesterfield Advertiser, and after graduating from USC, was employed by the Columbia Record. He retired as Copy Desk Chief with The State in 1991. Mr. Horne was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and served as editor of the Globe Caster during his military tour of duty. He was a member of the American Legion and the Ruby Masonic Lodge 314 for over 50 years. Mr. Horne was a former member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church and was a member of Shandon United Methodist Church. He was a great outdoorsman and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Vivian Sellers Horne of the home; a son, Art (Cynthia) Horne of Lincoln, Neb.; a brother, William Gettys (Virginia) Horne of Ruby; a sister, Ozie Bell (Colon) Sellers of Ruby; five grand-children; and two great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 17, 2006.

Willie Mae Johnson

CHERAW – Willie Mae Johnson, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 from Reid’s Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rosa Lee Pulliam officiating. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Jack and Reba Robinson Chapman, and was the widow of B.F. Johnson. “Bill Mae” or “Red,” as she was affectionately known, attended school in Chester-field. After moving to Cheraw, she became the person that many children looked upon as a second mother.

Surviving are a son, Jerry Chapman; a sister, Thelma C. Baskins of Cheraw; two nephews, John Ralph Chapman of Washington, D.C., whom she reared as a son, and Wilbert Chapman of Wilmington, Del.; two nieces, Anita Lee of Charlotte, N.C., and Willie Mae Chapman of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 17, 2006.

Mavis Levada Lowery

CHESTERFIELD – Mavis Levada Lowery, 56, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 from St. James A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. Diane Belk and Sandra K. Benton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Lowery was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Leasie Chapman Mumford. She was a member of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church and served on the Usher Board. Mrs. Lowery was a cook for 28 years with the Chesterfield County school system. She also cooked for special occasions for her family and friends. Her sense of humor and laughter lifted the spirits of others.

Surviving are two sons, Darrell Lowery of Kirkuk, Iraq, and Lamont (Tiney) Lowery of Chesterfield; a grandson, Lamonté Lowery of Chesterfield; three granddaughters, Jameka Lowery of Chesterfield, and Shania Lowery and Sierra Lowery of Indian Trail; two brothers, Anderson Mumford and Bobby (Shirley) Chapman, of Chesterfield; four sisters, Shirley (John) Gordon, Geraldine (John A.) Malloy and Jeanette Sellers of Chester-field, and Barbara McQueen of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Legusta “Bully” Mumford and Jessie James “Sonny Boy” Mumford; and two nieces, Regina Mumford and Larissa Mumford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 17, 2006.

Faye Quick McLain

CHERAW – Faye Quick McLain, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 from Faith Community Baptist Church in Society Hill. Burial will follow in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. McLain was a daughter of the late Monroe and Lula Hewitt Quick, and was the widow of Otis James McLain Sr. She was a retired employee of Stanley Tools and a Wal-Mart door greeter who was loved by all. Mrs. McLain was a member of Faith Community Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Charlie Monroe (Ann) McLain and Otis James (Marisa) McLain Jr. of Cheraw; two daughters, Patricia Teal of Cheraw, and Teresa (Keith) Roscoe of Chesterfield; a brother, Tillman (Doris) Quick of Patrick; and a sister, Lula Mae Polson of Cheraw; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bennie Ray McLain; a son-in-law, Larry Teal; two brothers, Bobby Quick and L.C. Quick; and two sisters, Catherine Chavis and Viola Roscoe.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 17, 2006.

 

 

Willie Mae McMillan

CHERAW – Willie Mae McMillan, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 from Macedonia Baptist Church with the Revs. George K. Horton, Matthew Robinson and Artemis Woods officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

A native of Cheraw, Mrs. McMillan was a daughter of the late Pink and Lizzie Duncan Patrick, and was the widow of William McMillan. She attended Bill’s Bay Community School in Cheraw. In her youth Mrs. McMillan was a member of Zion Hill Methodist Church and later joined St. James Baptist Church where she served as a member of the choir. She was also a member of the Robert McCall Chorale Ensemble. Mrs. McMillan lived in Hartford, Conn., and Brooklyn, N.Y., before returning to Cheraw. She became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, attending as health permitted. Mrs. McMillan loved to travel and visit family members all across the country.

Surviving are two daughters, Florence (Roy) McDonald and Lizzie Mae Wilson of Cheraw; three sons, Wilbert (Carol) McMillan of Ft. Washington, Md., Richard (Frances) McMillan of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Jack (Alma) McMillan of Newellton, La.; a brother, Pink (Alberta) Patrick of Cheraw; a sister, Julia Patrick Wilson of Hartford, Conn.; three sisters-in-law, Janie Cassidy, Warlenia Thomas and Louvenia Funderburk of Cheraw; a son-in-law, John L. Wilson of Cheraw; three brothers-in-law, Henry Wilson, Robert Wright and Hamp Thomas of

 

 

Cheraw; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two children, Sylvia McMillan and Ernest McMillan; and two brothers, Ernest Patrick and Marion Patrick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 17, 2006.

Mary Reynolds

SOCIETY HILL – Mary Reynolds, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 from the Society Hill Church of God with the Rev. Rickey Hartsoe officiating. Burial followed in Harris Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Society Hill Church of God Building Fund.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Reynolds was a daughter of the late Jack and Elizabeth Dawkins Keith, and was the widow of James Leroy Reynolds. She attended Society Hill Church of God.

Surviving are a son, Crawford “Breezy” (Jean) Reynolds of Society Hill; a daughter, Peggy (Jimmy) Dixon of Society Hill; a sister, Margaret Parnell of Hartsville; three brothers, Roger Keith, Joe Keith and Clyde Keith of Society Hill; and five grand-children, Scott Dixon, Jamie B. Dixon, Eddie Reynolds, Debbie (Mike) Allen and Mikey Reynolds of Society Hill.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Gandy and Lavern Burkett; and a brother, Clarence Keith

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 17, 2006.

George A. Bratsos Jr.

PAGELAND – George A. Bratsos Jr., 76, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 from Pageland First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

A son of the late George A. Sr. and Ivyree Gabriel Bratsos, Mr. Bratsos was a USC graduate. He was a Korean War veteran and a retired employee of Westinghouse Turbine. Mr. Bratsos was an active member of Pageland First Baptist Church, where he was his Sunday School class president.

Memorials may be made to Pageland First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 126, Pageland, S.C. 29720; or Pageland Rescue Squad, 110 N. Oak St., Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Surviving are his wife, Doris H. Bratsos of Pageland; two sons, George A. Bratsos III of Pageland, and Peter J. (Renee) Bratsos of Chesterfield; two daughters, Ivy (Jeff) Howard and Ermith (David Funderburk) Bratsos of Pageland; and five grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Summer, Shan and Tanner.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Willie Sylvester Braxton

CHERAW – Willie Sylvester Braxton, 64, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006 at the Chesterfield Convalescent Center after a lengthy illness.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 from Wesley United Methodist Church the Rev. Ernest Reece officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Braxton was a son of the late Marion and Rudolph Davis Braxton. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. Mr. Braxton was employed with the Town of Cheraw as a sanitation worker for many years. He also worked various other jobs before his health failed.

Surviving are Thelma B. Singleton, Rhunetta Braxton, Marion B. Powe, Betty Jean (Henry Frank) Ellison, Luella (Eli) Small, Eva Mae Wright, Irene (Ray) Bloomfield and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three siblings, Timothy Braxton, Mary Frances Braxton and Sarah B.J. Burns.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Donald Patterson Cundiff

PAWLEYS ISLAND – Donald Petterson Cundiff, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 in Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Burial followed at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Memorial Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058; or the National Kidney Foundation, S.C. Chapter, 500 Taylors St., Suite 101, Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Born in Roanoke, Va., Mr. Cundiff was a son of Vera Harmon Patterson and the late Daniel Patterson Cundiff. He was a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division. Mr. Cundiff was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Rotary Club and the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Cundiff was a State Farm claims adjustor for over 30 years.

Surviving in addition to his mother of Cheraw are his wife, Edwina Anderson Cundiff; a son, Donald Patterson Cundiff II of Isle of Palms; a brother, Ronald D. (Bonnie) Cundiff of Cheraw; and two nieces, Margaret Redlin of San Diego, Calif., and Catherine Edwards of Florence.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goldfinch Funeral Home. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Rosalee Knight Cutchin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rosalee Knight Cutchin, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 from Sunset Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Bass officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Sunset Road Baptist Church, 2317 Sunset Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28216.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Cutchin was a daughter of the late James Harley and

Della Rowell Knight, and was the widow of Bobby Wayne Cutchin. She was a charter member of Sunset Road Baptist Church and used to work for Del-Mar Photography.

Surviving are sons, Ricky Cutchin of Charlotte, and Steve (Betty) Threatt of Concord, N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Arlene Threatt of Davidson, N.C.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Wilson; and two brothers, James H. Knight Jr. and James W. Knight.

Arrangements were entrusted to Wilkinson Funeral Home. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Frank Gillespie Jr.

CHERAW – Frank Gillespie Jr., 69, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18 from St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Capers officiating. Burial followed in Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gillespie was a son of the late Frank and Ophelia Diggs Gillespie. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and attended Chesterfield County public schools. Mr. Gillespie spent four years in the United States Army and eight years in the National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Spencer Cash; two daughters, Carolyn (Jeff) Jeters of Raleigh, N.C., and Irene Cassidy of Florida; five grandchildren; four stepdaughters, Dianne (Donnie) Rivers, Bernadette Chambers of Cheraw; Joyce (Sam) Melton of Charlotte, N.C., and Debra Ann of Columbia; four sisters, Mary Lee Cassidy, Flora (Johnnie) Mason of Cheraw, Shirley Bittle of Charlotte, and Dorothy (Jessie) Jenning of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Thomas Gillespie of Washington; a sister-in-law, Mary Francis Gillespie of Washing-ton; four sons-in-law; a step-daughter-in-law; nine step-grand-children; five sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Gillespie, Clinton Gillespie and Alonzo Gillespie; a stepson and a step-grandson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Bobbie Davidson Horne

RUBY – Bobbie Davidson Horne, 65, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Florence County, Mrs. Horne was a daughter of Ruby Mae Talbert Davidson and the late William Robert Davidson. She was a textile employee and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Donnie Horne of the home; two sons, Eugene Roscoe Jr. and David (Corrie) Roscoe of Chesterfield; two daughters, Christy (Robert Polson) Rivers of Cheraw, and Missy (Gene) Boyce of Florence; a half-sister, Shirley “Toonie” Mesecher of Greensboro, N.C.; and 12 grandchildren, Jake Kirkley, Chad Roscoe, Taylor Roscoe, David E. Roscoe, Matthew N. (Julie) Roscoe, Houston Rivers, Ethan Rivers, Cade Rivers, Makayla Polson, Hugh Boyce, Ben Boyce and Sam Boyce.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

The Rev. Harold Lear

CHERAW – Harold Lear, 63, died, Friday, Aug. 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 from Pine Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Ruby, the Rev. Lear was a son of the late Ernest and May Bell Jordan Lear. He was a retired employee of Highland Industries and a Baptist minister. The Rev. Lear served three times as pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. He was a former member of Brock’s Mill Baptist Church where he was licensed and ordained as a Baptist minister, and served as Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School teacher and deacon. The Rev. Lear was a member and former deacon of Pine Grove Baptist Church where he was a member of the Adult II Sunday School class and the Baptist Men’s Fellowship. He was a former member and chaplain of the Brock’s Mill Fire Department and a member of WOW Lodge 516.

Surviving are his wife, Terry Parker Lear of the home; a son, Wendell H. (Lori) Lear of Cheraw; a daughter, Robin Faye Lear of the home; a granddaughter, Hannah Nicole Lear of Cheraw; four brothers, Edward Lear of Rock Hill, Dewey T. (Lou) Lear and Ernest Lear of Cheraw, and William W. (Dale) Lear of Patrick; two sisters, Carol (Bobby) Hancock of Ruby, and Margaret (Ted) Morris of Cheraw; a special niece, Susan Lear of Rock Hill; and a sister-in-law, Gladys S. Lear of Rock Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Woodrow Lingle

COLUMBIA – Woodrow Lingle, 92, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 in Southland Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Greenhill Shut-in Ministries, 1734 Augusta Road, West Columbia, S.C. 29169.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Lingle was a son of the late Judson and Beulah Mungo Lingle. He was a member of Greenhill Baptist Church and had retired from Thurston Motor Lines.

Surviving are a daughter, Rachel Taylor of West Columbia; two grandchildren, Chuck Hamm and Scott Hamm of West Columbia; and three great-grandchildren, Chris Hamm, Drew Hamm and Connor Hamm of West Columbia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Elaine Rector Magnuson

CHESTERFIELD – Elaine Rector Magnuson, 98, formerly of Wilmington, N.C., died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 from Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in Wilmington. Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 409 S. Fifth Ave., Wilmington, N.C. 28401; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Stamford, Texas, Mrs. Magnuson was a daughter of the late Ray and Mamie Hunter Rector, and was the widow of Nels Conrad Magnuson. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Magnuson was a lifelong Methodist and had been a member of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church since 1943, where she had served as Sunday School teacher, official board member, and president and secretary of the United Methodist Women. She was a member and past president of the New Hanover County Extension Club and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She enjoyed politics and history.

Surviving are a daughter, Lois M. (Emsley A. Jr.) Laney of Chesterfield; a brother, Tommie Rector of Stamford; a sister, Lena Rector of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren, Katherine L. (Charles) Snow of Charlotte, N.C., Emsley A. (Kathryn) Laney III of Myrtle Beach, and Laura L. (Steve) Szabo of Greenville; and eight great-grandchildren, Caroline Snow, Holly Snow, Andrew Snow, Ashley Laney, Graham Chrisley, Austin Chrisley, Emily Szabo and Shannon Szabo.

She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Matthew Szabo, and three sisters, Lyndall Hodges, Margaret S. Rector and Dorothy R. Tuck.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Robert L. McNair

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Robert L. McNair died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25 from Southern Baptist Church in Washington. Burial will follow in Fort Lincoln National Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Walker Nellie McNair; a son, J. Haywood (Phyllis) Polk of Charlotte, N.C.; an adopted son, Ronald (Phyllis) Durham of Washington; a daughter, Mildred (Julius) McBride of Bronx, N.Y.; brothers, Lonnie (Junna) McNair of Capital Heights, Md., Lyvoid (Charleta) McNair of Lanham, Md., and Charles (Emma) McNair of Riverdale, Md.; three sisters, Marjorie Deanes of Lancaster, Cal., Johnsie (Jimmy) Huntley of Pageland, and Bennye (Charles) Douglas of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren; great-grand-children; and other relatives.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grier Funeral Service and Marshall Funeral Home. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

John Robert Merriman

CHESTERFIELD – John Robert Merriman, 61, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 from Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. R.E. Blount officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.

Mr. Merriman was a son of John Ellis and Jennie Ingram Merriman. He grew up in Chesterfield County where he attended public school. Mr. Merriman was a lifelong member of Salem Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, John Robert Merriman Jr. of Chesterfield; his parents of Chesterfield; a brother, William Jerry Merriman of New Jersey; a sister, Mary Catherine McCoy of Chesterfield; a step-grandchild, Amir Caraway; a special friend, Tonette Hough of the home; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Carolyn Scudder Lindsay Moore

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Carolyn “Nini” Scudder Lindsay Moore, 85, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 from Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. A private burial service was held prior to the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Church St., Laurinburg, N.C. 28352; or Scotia Village, 2200 Elm Ave., Laurinburg, N.C. 28352.

Born in Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Joe and Susan Smith Lindsay. She spent her first 20 years in Cheraw and Columbia, graduating from Dreher High School as class salutatorian. Mrs. Moore attended the University of South Carolina and graduated from Columbia College, receiving a B.S. degree in music.

She also received a degree in Christian education from the Presbyterian (USA) School of Christian Education (formerly known as ‘The Training School’) in Richmond, Va.

After teaching music in Aynor, Mrs. Moore moved to Laurinburg where she served as organist and choir and youth director at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church.

While an active volunteer in her community, Mrs. Moore taught private piano lessons, as well as directed the choirs and served as organist at The First Baptist Church and, later, at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, where she received a Women of the Church Life Membership. Her love of music was contagious. Often, if there were an available piano, Mrs. Moore would find her way to the keyboard. Many a sing-along was heard from N.C. Press Association meetings to Montreat Conferences to Elderhostel programs.

In her final months, even though in declining health, she was able to celebrate her 60th wedding anniversary, sing “Happy Birthday” for her husband on his 90th birthday, and attend the wedding of her oldest grandson.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, John Henry Moore of the home; three daughters, Karen (Clifford) Burton of Wilmington, N.C., Anne (Scott) Miller and Susan (Charles) Wentz of Laurinburg; and six grandchildren, Mary Lauren Burton, Scottie, Holland, John Miller, Lindsay (John) Caulder, John “Charlie” (April) Wentz.

Arrangements were entrusted to McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Gordon Walter Morris Jr.

SOCIETY HILL – Gordon Walter Morris Jr., 73, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 at the home where he was born.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church. Burial followed in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, P.O. Box 28, Society Hill, S.C. 29593; or Society Hill Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 291, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

A son of the late Gordon W. and Gertrude Capps Morris, after graduating from St. David’s Academy in Society Hill, Mr. Morris attended the University of South Carolina. He served in the U.S. Navy submarine service during the Korean War. Mr. Morris enjoyed serving his community in a multitude of activities for the welfare of all. He also served on the Historical Committee of the Welsh Neck Baptist Association and was moderator for two years. He loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the Colonel Kobb Hunt Club for about 30 years, where he served as secretary/treasurer.

Mr. Morris was employed with Burlington Industries/Galey and Lord for 24 years. He was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church for 63 years where he had served as Brotherhood Director, Men’s Sunday School Teacher, R.A. Director, Chairman of Deacons, and served on the Lay-Renewal Committee.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Ann Morris of the home; a daughter, Sarah Ann Bethea of Miami, Fla.; a son, George Walter Morris of Columbia; a sister, Frances Morris of Columbia; three nephews; and five nieces.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Mark O’Neal

SOCIETY HILL – Mark Carroll O’Neal, 52, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Mark Huckabee and Robert Paquette officiating. Burial followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 1652 Mt. Olivet Church Road, Patrick, S.C. 29584.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. O’Neal was a son of Esma Stewart O’Neal and the late Robert Hudson O’Neal Sr. He was a lifetime farmer with O’Neal Farms, an artisan in his own right, enjoyed antiques, a nature enthusiast and known as Santa Claus at Christmas.

Surviving are a son, Mark O’Neal Jr. of Patrick; two sisters, Iris (Jimmy) Tyler of Hartsville, and Sarah O. Teal of Hartsville; two brothers, Bobby (Mary Outlaw) O’Neal of Hartsville, and John (Janice) O’Neal of Society Hill; and his companion, Gail Hussey of Society Hill.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Fred Thomas Ratliff

CHESTERFIELD – Fred Thomas Ratliff, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 from White Oak Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the Clanton Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Ratliff was a son of the late James Nathaniel and Lena McNair Ratliff, and was the widower of Clara Jacobs Ratliff. He was a retired timber dealer. Mr. Ratliff was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post 74 and member of the VFW. He was also a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a son, Joel N. (Karen) Short of Chesterfield; two daughters, Janice Parker and Kay (William) Gardner of Chesterfield; four sisters, Louise Allen of Indianapolis, Ind., Ruth Martin, Minnie “Bill” Gulledge and Clara Short of Ruby; 10 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jo Griggs; two sisters, Mary Campbell and Thelma Knight; and five brothers, Roy Ratliff, Dewey Ratliff, Perry Ratliff, Duncan Ratliff and John Ratliff.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

Vivian Moore Smith

SAN RAFAEL, CAL. – Vivian Moore Smith, 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4. Burial followed in San Rafael.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late G.L. and Sue Burch Moore, and was the widow of William Frank Smith. She was an honorary graduate of Ruby High School, and a former member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church, Richmond,Va.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth Smith of San Rafael; a daughter, Susan Smith of San Francisco, Cal.; two sisters, LaVerne Smith of Chesterfield, and Sara Gibson of Great Falls; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Jafus Moore, Robert Moore and Wilson Moore; and three sisters, Ethel Pinkston, Florence Helper and Mattie Gibson. .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 24, 2006.

SFC Robert M. Blizzard Sr.

COLUMBIA – Sgt. 1st Class Robert M. Blizzard Sr., U.S. Army (Ret.), 70, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at Dorn VA Medical Center, Columbia.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in Greenlawn Memorial Park with full military honors and interment following.

 

 

 

Memorials may be made to Project Pet at 315 Bent Pine Drive, Columbia, SC 29212; or Humane S.P.C.A. at 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC 29209.

Born in Jackson City, Ala., Blizzard was a son of the late George and Allie Blizzard. He was retired from the United States Army as sergeant first class after many years of dedicated service.

Surviving are his wife, June Y. Blizzard; three daughters, Dr. Dale Blizzard of Columbia, Gail (Miller) Ingram of Cheraw, and Karen (Dr. Steve) Madden of Columbia; a son, Robert M. Blizzard Jr. of Columbia; four grandchildren, Ruth Ingram, Mark Ingram, Sarah-Giles Madden and Nicholas Kelly; a brother, George Ed Blizzard of Hollywood, Ala.; and a sister, Mary Spain of Flintstone, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Lucille Sellers Boyles

 RUBY – Lucille Sellers Boyles, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, from Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Boyles was a daughter of the late Lester and Bertha Sellers. She was a retired employee of Burlington Industries, and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Ted Boyles of Ruby; a sister-in-law, Louise B. Sellers of Ruby; and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Sellers; and two sisters, Helen Gainey and Edith Sellers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Vera White Davis

Vera White Davis, 93, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, in Monroe, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on S.C. 9, Chesterfield.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Eddie and Elizabeth White, and was the widow of Daniel Franklin Davis Sr. She graduated from Zoar School in 1930 and moved to the Wexford community after her marriage. Mrs. Davis worked as a seamstress at Saconi until moving to Florida in 1966. There she worked as a nurse’s aide, live-in care provider and caretaker/manager for recreational cabins. Mrs. Davis returned to South Carolina in 1985 and was known for her cooking, needlecraft and artistic abilities.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Davis; and three daughters, Stella (Carrick) Davis, Vyanthia “Vicki” (Warner) Davis and Janice (Tucker) Davis.

Surviving are a son, Daniel Franklin “D.F.” Davis Jr.; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

 

Thomas Clinton Freeman III

CHERAW – Thomas Clinton Freeman III, 28, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, from Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Haiden and Mattie Freeman Trust Fund, c/o First Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 69, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Born in Rockingham, N.C., Mr. Freeman was a son of Thomas Clinton Freeman Jr. and Janice Lee Freeman. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School and was employed by Cutting Edge Land Clearing and Landscaping in Charleston.

Surviving are his wife, Megan Chapman Freeman of the home; a son, Haiden Thomas Freeman of the home; a daughter, Madelyn Adale Freeman of the home; his parents of Cheraw; his paternal grandmother, Bobby W. Freeman of Chesterfield; and his maternal stepgrandfather, Mann Timmons of Cheraw.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Thomas C. Freeman, and his maternal grandparents, Burtis Lee and Edna Lee Timmons.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Joseph B. ‘JB’ Gainey

 LAMAR – Joseph B. “JB” Gainey, 65, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, from Newman Swamp United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gainey was a son of Geneva Dixon Gainey and the late Woodrow W. Gainey Sr. He was a member of Newman Swamp United Methodist Church, retired from Sonoco Products Company after 44 years, and was a member of the Old Timers Club. He coached American Legion baseball in Hartsville, Darlington and Timmons-ville, and Pony League baseball in Hartsville. Mr. Gainey coached Dixie Youth baseball, Lamar High School baseball, midget football and Lamar High School football. He was an announcer for Lamar High School football for 27 years, and received an award as the official Voice of the Silver Foxes. Mr. Gainey was a state certified high school baseball umpire for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Roma Gainey of Lamar; a son, Joseph Scottie (Cheryl) Gainey of Leesburg, Fla.; a grandson, Jordan Gainey of Leesburg; his mother of Kannapolis, N.C.; three brothers, Carroll Gainey of Lamar, Larry Gainey of Kannapolis, and Dennis Gainey of Mt. Pleasant, N.C.; and three sisters, Juanita Gainey, Sandra Gainey and Cathy Beaver of Kannapolis.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Woodrow Gainey Jr. and Clarence Gainey.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Fitzgerald McDonald Gittens Sr.

BURLINGTON, N.J. – Fitzgerald McDonald Gittens Sr., 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, from Black Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Burlington.

Born in Atlantic City, N.J., Mr. Gittens was a son of the late Edith and Anderson Gittens, natives from the West Indies, Barbados. He attended New Jersey Avenue School and Indiana Avenue School in Atlantic City. After joining the Civilian Conservation Corps, Mr. Gittens learned the trade of culinary arts. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II. Moving to Burlington after the war, Mr. Gittens was employed by John A. Roebling Steen Mill for 34 years. At the same time, he operated his own business of moving and hauling, and managed the “Fitzgerald 201 and 202 Band.” After retiring, Mr. Fitzgerald and his wife, Annie, built and operated Fitzgerald’s Luncheonette. He was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Slade Valentine American Legion Post #336, the Oliver Cromwell Black Historical Society, and founder and trustee of the Star Boat and Charity Club. Mr. Fitzgerald received recognition from The Sisterhood Inc. of Burlington, The Brotherhood Inc. of Burlington, and the Oliver Cromwell Black Historical Society.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Annie; five children, Geraldine (Rudolph) Dickson, Fitzgerald (Olivia) Gittens Jr. and Angela Gittens of Burlington, Ilene (Anthony) Ivy of Egg Harbor Township, and Malvena (Louis) Todd of Woodbridge, Va.; seven grandchildren, Kevin (Latasha) Lowery, Jordan Ivy, Zalaya Ivy, Jasmine Gittens, Isaac Gittens, Genise Gittens and Trinity Todd; a great-granddaughter, Lania Lowery; a sister, Mary (John) Smith of Burlington; a brother, Lionel Gittens Sr. of Atlantic City; five sisters-in-law, Elmira Gittens of Fresno, Calif., Elloree Lewis and Jewel Bennett of Mt. Holly, N.J., Georgia-Carol (Marvin) Taylor of Alexandria, Va., and Priscilla Crawford of Burlington; three brothers-in-law, Hollie (Constance) Bennett, Vander (Mary) Bennett of Burlington, N.J., and Ural Bennett of Pine Hill, N.J.; an uncle, U.F. Crawford of Black Creek; and a number of other relatives and friends in the U.S. and Barbados.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Gittens Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Weldon John Gulledge

 OCEAN, N.C. – Weldon John Gulledge, 80, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at his home

.A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, from the Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Marvin Brisson Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Broad Creek Community Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Church of God of Prophecy, 5388 Hwy. 24, Newport, N.C. 28570; or Hospice of Carteret County, P.O. Box 1818, Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

Mr. Gulledge retired as a pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy after 20 years, having served in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Morton Gulledge; a daughter, Gail McWilliams of Knoxville, Tenn.; four sons, Weldon Gulledge Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., Dennis Gulledge of Cheraw, Don Gulledge of Mt. Olive, N.C., and Dale Gulledge of Sanford, N.C.; five stepsons, John Barbour of Newport, Michael Barbour of Glendale, Ariz., Rodney Barbour and Larry Barbour of Ocean, and Steven Barbour of Elizabethton, Tenn.; four sisters, Josephine Board of Patrick, Marie Ballard of Mooresville, N.C., Marilyn Brown of Statesville, N.C., and Virginia Smith of Thomasville, N.C.; a half-brother, C.P. Gulledge of Cheraw; 33 grandchildren and 21 great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Munden Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Francis Roy Hall

CHERAW – Francis Roy Hall, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, from Orender Family Home for Funerals in Wall, N.J.

Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central Jersey Chapter, 740 Broad St., Shrewsbury, N.J. 07702.

Born in Neptune, N.J., Mr. Hall was the owner and operator of a business that sold parking control equipment. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Hall was a member of numerous organizations, including American Legion #0103 in Punta Gorda, Fla., the Air Force Association, National Rifle Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and the Cheraw Moose Lodge. He had recently finished building his home in Cheraw, which he named “Crooked Tree.” Mr. Hall enjoyed spending time with his family and with friends that he considered his second family in Cheraw.

Surviving are a son, Francis Roy Hall II; a daughter, Debra Ann (Michael) Dransfield; a brother, Joseph A. Hall, all of Wall; two grandchildren, Michael and Ryan Dransfield; and a special friend and neighbor, J.A. Graves.

Arrangements were entrusted to Orender Family Home for Funerals.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Mary Ellen ‘Peggy’ Johnson

 HARTSVILLE – Mary Ellen “Peggy” Johnson, 71, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, from Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Grover Johnson and Buddy Amerson officiating. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the S.C. Lung Association, 1817 Gadsen St., Columbia, SC 29201; or National Kidney Foundation of SC, 500 Taylor St., Suite 101, Columbia, S.C. 29201.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Murry and Nettie Freeman Hicks, and was the widow of Tommy Lee Johnson.

Surviving are her sons, Jody Johnson and Dale (Libby) Johnson of Hartsville; a sister, Hannah Johnson of Hartsville; and a granddaughter, April Turnage.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Marion T. Freeman.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Eugene Scott Lee

CHERAW – Eugene Scott Lee, 40, died at his home Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Old St. David’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Lee was a son of Eugene C. and Myrteen Roller Lee. He was an electrician with Lee Electric Company.

Surviving are his parents of Cheraw; two sisters, Nannette L. Markham of Charlotte, N.C., and Johnah Lee ofCheraw; maternal grandmother, Edith P. Deaver of Wallace, and paternal grandmother, Margie P. Lee of Cheraw; a nephew, Justice Caudell, and a niece, Christiana Fonseca, both of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Billy Matthew Rushing

  1. CROGHAN – Billy Matthew Rushing, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 232 Providence Church Road, Pageland, SC 29728, or Chesterfield Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 167, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Rushing was a son of the late Doctor “Dock” Funderburk Rushing and Maude Sellers Rushing. He was a 1952 graduate of Mt. Croghan High School. Mr. Rushing served in the United States Army in Japan from 1954-1956. He was a machinist with Duff-Norton of Charlotte and retired from Conbraco Industries of Pageland. Mr. Rushing was a member of Ruby Masonic Lodge #314 and Mt. Croghan-Ruby American Legion Post #134.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Rushing Hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Nicholson Rushing of the home; a daughter, Julie Rushing of Mt. Croghan; a brother, Larry D. (Jenny) Rushing of Mt. Croghan; and a number of other relatives and friends

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Goldie Griggs Rhynes

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Goldie Griggs Rhynes, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Morven.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Rhynes was a daughter of the late William and Sarah Elizabeth Burr Griggs, and was the widow of Abner Curtis, Jay Sullivan and Casper Rhynes. She was a retired textile employee and a member of the Chesterfield Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Susan Sullivan; four sisters, Martha Huntley, May Short, Bertha Roscoe and Sarah Davis; three brothers, Lacy, Tom and Junius Griggs; and a niece, Violet Huntley Sellers.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews, including Bonnie and Sean Polson, who resided with her and were her caregivers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

Nealie Vivian Williams

PATRICK – Nealie Vivian Williams, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, from Kiser Funeral Home. A private burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Sumner Sr. and Bertha Lee King Sumner, and was the widow of Raymond Williams. She was a retired textile worker.

Surviving are a son, Gene Wilkes of Douglasville, Ga.; three daughters, Pat Hawkins of Hartsville, Betty Carole McKinney of McCormick, and Fran Cross of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; two sisters, Nell Jones of Columbia and Sarah Bell Register of Elgin; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a stepson; and a number of other relatives and friends

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, August 31, 2006.

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

September 2006

 

Kermit D. Atkins

CHERAW – Kermit D. Atkins, 79, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006 at Cheraw Convalescent Center.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 2 from Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. Burial with military honors followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Born in North Tarrytown, N.Y., Mr. Atkins was a son of the late Cyril Milton Atkins and Mary Etta Ferguson Atkins, and was the widower of Charlotte Lucile Davis. He was educated in the Tarrytown public school system. Mr. Atkins served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952. He received his high school diploma from Sleepy Hollow High School in 2001 thanks to a bill, Operation Rescue, spearheaded by New York governor George Pataki. This legislation was designed to assist veterans of World War II and Korea who dropped out of school to support the war effort. Mr. Atkins worked for the United States Postal Service for 40 years as a letter carrier. He held several positions in the National Association of Letter Carriers Union. Mr. Atkins enjoyed traveling with his wife and belonged to several bowling leagues.

Surviving are a sister, Helen Atkins Henton; a sister-in-law, Lovye Davis (Rudolph) Oesterlin; five nieces, Lynne Henton (Joel) Lanier, Deborah Atkins Stubbs, Monika Oesterlin (Rodney) Wiltshire, Barbara Oesterlin (Richard) Heath, Margaret Oesterlin (Jimps) Jean-Louis; three nephews, Leonard Atkins Jr., Gregory Atkins and Michael (Elizabeth) Oesterlin; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a brother, Leonard Atkins; a sister-in-law, Florence Smith Atkins; a niece, Esther Mary Henton; and mother-in-law, Lucile Davis McIver.

Arrangements were entrusted to Morris Funeral Cottage Chapel. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

Ernestine Blackmon Coach

LANCASTER – Ernestine Blackmon Coach, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 at the Lancaster Convalescent Center.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 from Hopewell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Patterson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3734 Heyward Hough Rd., Lancaster, S.C. 29720, or Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731.

Born in Lancaster, Mrs. Coach was a daughter of the late Ernest Simpson and Docia Lee Threatt Blackmon, and was the widow of Wilbur Emerson Couch. She was retired from Springs Industries and was a very active member of Hopewell United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Emerson (Dottie) Couch and Robert (Donna) Couch of Lancaster; a daughter, Barbara Couch (Avery) Dickson of Cheraw; four sisters, Pauline Williams of Lancaster, Sara Lundie of Newport News, Va., Mary Norman of Virginia Beach, Va., and Dot Hardin of Las Vegas, Nev.; and three grandchildren, Philip Dickson, Sarah Dickson (Robbie) Bryan and Anna Couch.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

Wilbur Emerson Couch

LANCASTER – Wilbur Emerson Couch, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 at the Lancaster Convalescent Center.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 from Hopewell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Patterson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The Lancaster Fire Department served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3734 Heyward Hough Rd., Lancaster, S.C. 29720, or Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731.

Born in Lancaster, Mr. Couch was a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Emmie Shehane Couch, and was married to Ernestine Blackmon Coach. He was a retired homebuilder and an active member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. Mr. Couch was a World War II Navy veteran.

Surviving are two sons, Emerson (Dottie) Couch and Robert (Donna) Couch of Lancaster; a daughter, Barbara Couch (Avery) Dickson of Cheraw; a brother, David Couch of Heath Springs; three sisters, Betty Cauthen of Heath Springs, Della Adams of Rock Hill, and Marie Phillips of Kershaw; and three grandchildren, Philip Dickson, Sarah Dickson (Robbie) Bryan and Anna Couch.
Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

Gladys Price Hancock

RUBY – Gladys Price Hancock, 74, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 from Ruby Church of God. Burial followed in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or Ruby Church of God, P.O. Box 66, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Hancock was a daughter of the late Clayton and Ola Griggs Price, and was the widow of James Fred Hancock. She was a retired employee of Bo-Buck Mills, a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and attended Ruby Church of God.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Anne E. Hancock of Ruby; a brother, George (Mildred) Price of Kannapolis, N.C.; and three sisters, Millie Newton of Chesterfield, Vonzill Oliver of Ruby, and Emma Kirkley of Belmont, N.C.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Tony Hancock.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

Faye Presnell Hall

CHERAW – Faye Presnell Hall, 56, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 from Windsor Park Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Helping Hands Hospice, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in McColl, Mrs. Hall was a daughter of the Rev. Joseph Martin Presnell and the late Martha Ola Brown Roberts. She was a homemaker and a member of Windsor Park Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles David Hall Sr. of the home; a son, Charles D. (Melissa) Hall Jr. of Cheraw; a daughter, Crystal Lynn (Jeremy) McWhorter of Cheraw; his stepmother, Thelma Presnell of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Sierra and Chase Hall, and Beth and Taylor McWhorter; five brothers, Joe Presnell Jr. of Detroit, Mich., Thomas T. Presnell, Michael Presnell, David Presnell and Bobby Presnell, all of Cheraw; and three sisters, Kaye Driggers of Coward, and Sarah Underwood and Amy Blankenship of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn R. Presnell.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

 Violet Crowley Parks

PATRICK – Violet Crowley Parks, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 from Cross Branch

Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Born in Patrick, Mrs. Parks was a daughter of the late Norman Elmore and Almania Boan Crowley. She was a homemaker and a member of Cross Branch Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lee Parks of the home; a son, Ronnie (Gale) Parks of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Barbara (Reece) Lowery of Patrick; two brothers, Jack (Jeri) Crowley of Patrick, and Jimmy (Carolyn) Crowley of Chesterfield; two sisters, Pat C. (Billy) Shaw of Chesterfield, and Hazel C. Therrell of Patrick; and a special friend, Tammy Coit of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by a brother, E.C. Crowley, and a sister, Doris Barefoot.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

Moses Eugene Powe

CHERAW – Moses Eugene Powe, 68, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

 

 

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 from Reid’s Memorial Funeral Chapel with Donnie Chapman officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Powe was a son of the late Moses Powe and Gussie Chapman-Powe, and was the widower of Frances Gilmore. He attended Robert Smalls Elementary School and graduated from Shimer High School in Jamaica Queens, New York. After high school he earned a

certificate from a culinary school and worked as a chef in a New York restaurant. He retired from the New York City Transit Authority in 1991 and returned to Cheraw.

Surviving are three daughters, Brenda L. Powe, Shavon DeVaughn and Yvonne Shivers; a son, Harold E. Powe; a sister, Lillian Anderson; six grandchildren; two sons-in-law; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

Edna B. Taylor

BENNETTSVILLE – Edna B. Taylor, 62, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006.

  A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 from Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Taylor was a daughter of the late Bradley Hugh and Mollie McQuage Joyner. She was a former seamstress and was Baptist.

Surviving are two daughters, Angela Jordan Holliday of Bennettsville, and Valerie Jordan Graham of Cheraw; two sisters, Frances Gordon of Raeford, and Eleanor “Red” Dunn of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

Cornelia Walton

JEFFERSON – Cornelia Walton, 92, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 from Mt. Elon United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Walton was a daughter of the late Mack and Carrie Pate Jowers. She received her education in the public schools and was a graduate of Shannon High School. Mrs. Walton received her bachelor’s degree in education from Benedict College. She was a member of Mt. Elon United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the NAACP and Chesterfield County Retired Education Association.

Surviving are two daughters, Braber W. (Michael) Spell of Jefferson, and Fatima W. (Sidney) Wright of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Dorethea J. Blakeney of Pageland; four grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young and Young Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

Gertrude ‘Sis’ Rhynes Watson

CHESTERFIELD – Gertrude ‘Sis’ Rhynes Watson, 79, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Watson was a daughter of the late Robert Mitchell and Frances Davis Rhynes, and was the widow of Tom Perry Watson. She was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Robert M. (Paula) Watson of Henderson, N.C., Tom Perry (Pam) Watson Jr. of Oxford, N.C., and Jerry T. (Kathy) Watson of Kannapolis, N.C.; a sister, Mary Faye Rhynes of Chesterfield; 11 grand-children; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Ray Goodwin, and two brothers, Johnny and Clyde Rhynes.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 07, 2006.

Damien Rashaud Cook

WALLACE- Damien Rashaud Cook died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006.

Arrangements will be announced by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Wilbur Emerson Couch

LANCASTER -Wilbur Emerson Couch, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 in Lancaster Convalescent Center.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 6 from Hopewell United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Patterson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The Lancaster Fire Department served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church Building Fund, 3734 Heyward Hough Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720; or Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731.

Born in Lancaster, Mr. Couch was a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Emmie Lorena Shehane Couch, and was the widower of Ernestine Blackmon Couch. He was a retired homebuilder, an active member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and a World War II Navy veteran.

Surviving are two sons, Emerson (Dottie) Couch and Robert (Donna) Couch of Lancaster; a daughter, Barbara Couch (Avery) Dickson of Cheraw; a brother, David Couch of Heath Springs; three sisters, Betty Cauthen of Heath Springs, Della Adams of Rock Hill, and Marie Phillips of Kershaw; three grandchildren, Philip Dickson, Sarah Dickson Bryan and husband, Robbie, and Anna Couch.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Rebekah Anne Crawley

CHESTERFIELD – Rebekah Anne Crawley, 16, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 from Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Miss Crawley was a daughter of Alice Ann Shaw Crawley and the late Edwin Kenneth Crawley Jr. She was a sophomore at Chesterfield High School, where she was a member of the Chesterfield High School Golden Rams Marching Band. Miss Crawley attended House of Hope Ministries.

Memorials may be made to the

Chesterfield High School Golden Rams Marching Band, 401 N. Page St., Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Alice Ann Shaw Crawley and Phillip Morton of Chesterfield; two brothers, Matthew Kenneth Crawley and Michael Paul Crawley of Chesterfield; a sister, Lindsay Dale Crawley (Adam) Lewis of Chesterfield; her paternal grandmother, Frances Crawley of Chesterfield; her maternal grandparents, Dale and Alice Shaw of Chesterfield; her fiancé, Eric Russell Raffaldt of Norwood, N.C.; two nieces, Mackenzie Dale Lewis and Katelyn Danielle Lewis; two nephews, Joshua Keith Morton and Jacob Dakota Lewis; and two stepbrothers, Josh Morton and Kyle Morton of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Edwin Kenneth Crawley Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Robert L. Harper Sr.

COLUMBIA – Robert L. Harper Sr., 54, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006 at Palmetto Richland Memorial Heart Center.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 from Refuge Temple Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. with Bishop William Lee Bonner officiating. Burial followed in the Florence National Cemetery.

Born in Patrick, Mr. Harper was a son of the late Lewis Napolean Harper and Gladys Chapman Harper. He graduated from Crosby High and

 

attended Post University in Waterbury, Conn. Mr. Harper attended W.L. Bonner College and also served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of Refuge Church of Christ in Waterbury where he served as the President of Sergeant of Arms and a deacon. Mr. Harper was also very supportive of the Youth ministry. He later moved to Columbia where he became a member of Refuge Church of Christ and was called into the ministry in 2003.

Surviving are his wife, Mattie L. Harper of the home; two sons, Stevie (Melody) Harper of Irmo, and Robert (Toyanda) Harper of Columbia; a daughter, Ingrid (Rexford) Garner of Columbia; a daughter-in-law, Janell Harper of Waterbury; a son-in-law, Rodney Spain Sr. of Conway; 11 grandchildren, Robert Chambers, Tomacha Harper, Shanteisha Mitchell, Rodney Spain Jr., Ayana Harper, Boseri Harper, Christopher Mitchell Jr., Daelyn Marrow, Alexandria Spain, Cameron Spain and Jewel Greene; three brothers, Eddie (Dorothy) Harper, Vernon (Linda) Harper and Ricky (Lisa) Harper, all of Waterbury; two sisters, Francine Stewart and Gloria (Edward) Davis of Waterbury; a sister-in-law, Jacqueline Harper of Waterbury; his mother-in-law, Mattie L. Evans of Columbia; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tahesha F. Spain; a granddaughter, Amanda V. Harper; a sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Harper; a brother, Jeffrey Harper; and his father-in-law, Leroy Livingston Sr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

 

Evelyn Azilee Harris

KERSHAW – Evelyn Azilee Price Harris died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 from Baker Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Harris was a daughter of Buddy and Pearl Blackmon Price, and she was the widow of Frank Harris.

Surviving are two children, Delane Craig and Frankie Harris; three grandchildren, Kimberly Jacobs, Kenneth Craig and Frankie Harris Jr.; two great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Iva Payne and George Price.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Arthur W. King

CHESTERFIELD – Arthur W. King, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. King was a son of the late James Clarence and Ethel Driggers King. He was a retired barber and served as a sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. King was a lifelong member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and was honored for many years as the oldest father on Father’s Day. He was a member of American Legion Post 74 for over 50 years and was an avid bird hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Idell Marze King of the home; a daughter, Brenda (John) Quick of Cheraw; a granddaughter, Tammy Michelle Horton of Rock Hill; a brother, Calvin Hubert King of Union; two sisters, Mary Belle King Hunt of Hartsville, and Millie King Gandy of Chesterfield; seven nephews; six nieces; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy King Therrell, and five brothers, James Eddie, Woodrow Wilson, Elbert L., Jack Barry and James Clarence King Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Donnie S. Knight

PAGELAND – Donnie S. Knight, 61, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at her home.

A graveside funeral service was held at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 in Wolf Pond Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pageland Rose Memorial Nazarene Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 275, Pageland, S.C. 29728; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Knight was a daughter of the late John Bufford and Nora Belle Steen, and was the widow of Charlie B. “Pete” Knight Jr. She was the former owner and operator of Donnie’s Florist and was a former floral designer with the Petal Shoppe in Monroe, N.C. Mrs. Knight was a member of Pageland Rose Memorial Nazarene Church.

Surviving are two sons, C. Benny Knight III and J. Scott Knight of Pageland; Darlene K. Blackburn and Sherry D. Knight of Pageland; two sisters, Fadie “Peggy” Hargett and Bonnie Steen of Pageland; four granddaughters, Sheree C. Knight, Hevan B. Knight, Charlie F. Blackburn and Katelyn R. Knight; a grandson, Wesley J. Blackburn; and a great-grandchild, Summer D. Jordan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Louise Kissiah Mozingo

CAMDEN – Louise Kissiah Mozingo, 74, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 from Wateree Baptist Church with the Revs. Everett Reconnu and William A. Kissiah officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kershaw County, 2001 W. DeKalb St., Camden, S.C. 29020; or The Hospital Foundation, 1315 Roberts St., Camden, S.C. 29020.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Mozingo was a daughter of the late William Raymond and Mozelle Caddell Kissiah. She was reared in Darlington County and moved to Camden in 1955. She was formerly employed with Dorby Frocks in Bishopville, BiFlex in Bishopville, and Skyline Manufacturing in Camden for 30 years. Mrs. Mozingo was an active member of Wateree Baptist Church for 50 years.

Surviving are her husband of almost 56 years, James Randall Mozingo; a daughter, Teresa A. Mozingo of Camden; two granddaughters, Betsey McDowell of Camden, and Mary Catherine McDowell (Tim) Weaver of Darlington; two great-grandsons, James Randall Mozingo II of Camden, and Mozingo Carter Weaver of Darlington; a sister, Ruby (Earl) Tollison; two sisters-in-law, Frances S. Kissiah and Rebecca Kissiah of Hartsville; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances K. Mann and Betty Doris Kissiah; and four brothers, the Rev. Coyt L. Kissiah, James W. Kissiah, Bruce Kissiah and Jasper Kissiah.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kornegay Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Arnater Nivens

RUBY – Arnater Nivens, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 at Chester-field General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 from Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Leroy Dubois, Johnny R. Ellis and Woodrow McManus officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Nivens was a son of the late Grafton and Nettie Harrell Nivens. He worked 19 years as a freight carrier prior to his retirement from Bo-Buck Mills, Inc. Mr. Nivens served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ruby Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 75. Mr. Nivens enjoyed gardening and had a fondness for the outdoors.

Surviving are his wife, Viola Chapman Nivens; three sons, Cornelius (Marti) Nivens of Ruby, Grady (Wanda) Nivens of Charlotte, N.C., and Jimmy (Valerie) Nivens of Ruby; three daughters, Devenure Shamsid-Deen of Concord, N.C., Valeria A. (Jacque) Johnson of Charlotte, and Sheryll Marshall of Cheraw; a special granddaughter, Sherice Nivens of Charlotte; a sister, Margaret Threatt of Charlotte; 17 grandchildren; six great-grand-children; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Dean Nivens; a sister, Virtle Nivens; and three brothers, Wilbert Nivens, Jerome Nivens and Jehu Nivens.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Mary Louise Patrick

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Mary Louise Patrick, 64, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 from St. James A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. Diane C. Belk, Donna Butler and Madgeree Merriman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Patrick was a daughter of the late Jessie L. Chapman and Annie Marie Mumford Chapman. She was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a member of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church until moving to New York. There, Mrs. Patrick joined Tabernacle Baptist Church and was a member until her health failed.

Surviving are her husband, James C. Patrick of Brooklyn; two sons, Charles Patrick of Mooresville, N.C., and Clifton Patrick of Pittsfield, Mass.; two daughters, Deborah Patrick and Charlene Patrick of Brooklyn; seven grandchildren, Michael, Garry, Joshua, Cierra, Tamia, Zaquan and Tiana; a great-granddaughter, Gabrielle; three sisters, Madgaree (James) Merriman, Lorine (Emanuel) Hough and Doris (Earl) Xavier; two brothers, Lee Manuel (Bernice) Chapman and Lee Curtis (Minnie Ree) Chapman; a brother-in-law, Johnny (Frances) Patrick; three sisters-in-law, Edith (Edward) Jenkins, Bernice Quick and Wanda Cole; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

L.D. Russell

CHESTERFIELD – L.D. Russell, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 from Westfield Creek Baptist. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Russell was a son of the late William Ferris and Mary Eliza Teal Russell. He retired from Delta Woodside after 39 years and was a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Russell was an avid hunter, fisherman and wrestling fan.

Surviving are a son, Danny K. (Jenny) Russell of Matthews, N.C.; a daughter, Brenda R. (Ronnie) Crowley of Ruby; a sister, Bernice R. (Reece) Roscoe of

 

Cheraw; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Mildred Welsh Sellers

CHERAW – Mildred Welsh Sellers, 82, formerly of Cheraw and most recently of Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at Charlotte Square Assisted Living.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 from Hopewell Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Ben Heath and Bessie Rayfield Welsh, and was the widow of J. Pershing Sellers. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Randy M. Sellers of Hillsborough, N.C., and Larry Sellers of Cheraw; a daughter, Sandra Sellers (Fred) Bright of Charlotte; three grandchildren, Hannah B. (Mike) Morris, Sally B. Dull and Christopher Sellers; two great-grandchildren, Mary Cannon Morris and Frances Langston Morris; two brothers, Benson (Margaret) Welsh and Charles (Sylvia) Welsh of Chesterfield; a sister, Betty W. (Billy) Redfearn of Cheraw; and a sister-in-law and best friend, Dot W. Welsh of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbert, Lawson and Jack

 

Welsh; and three sisters, Hester Moore, Janelle Graham and Arie Lisenby.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Mary Jenkins Smothers

PEACHLAND, N.C. – Mary Jenkins Smothers, 93, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 from Fairview Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Smothers was a daughter of the late James B. and Pearlie Lee Jackson Jenkins, and was the widow of George W. Smothers. She was a homemaker and attended Harmony Community Church.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas Lee (Birdie Lee) Smothers of Pineville, N.C., Jim Carroll Smothers of Fort Mill, and Lindsey (Marie) Smothers of Indian Trail, N.C.; four daughters, Mary Armistead of Polkton, N.C., Margaret Heavener of Lincolnton, N.C., Brenda (Jeff) Benton of Oakboro, N.C., and Joyce F. Smothers of Peachland; a sister, Flora Mae Knight of Jefferson; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grand-children; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren and her 11 brothers and sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

 

Patricia Douglas Snipes

CHESTERFIELD – Patricia Douglas Snipes, 76, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 from White Oak Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church Building Fund, c/o Julieth Freeman, 466 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Snipes was a daughter of the late Dwight Lloyd and Nancy Merriman Douglas. She was a graduate of Ruby High School. Mrs. Snipes was a former employee of J.P. Stevens, a former owner and operator of Chesterfield Day Care Center, and was a caregiver. She was a member of White Oak Presbyterian Church where she was a choir member, and was a former member, Sunday school teacher and treasurer of Douglas Mill Baptist Church. Mrs. Snipes enjoyed baking, gardening, woodworking and sewing.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Paul E. Snipes of the home; four daughters, Patsy (John) Gilbert, Becky (Gene) Marsh, Cathy (Don) Baker and Alice (Ricky) Todd, all of Chesterfield; a sister, Margaret Kneece of Chester-field; eight grandchildren, Daniel (Erin) Marsh, Rachel (Shawn) Cheema, Richard (Susan) Todd, Bridget Logan, Phillip Gilbert, Tamara (Paul) Barefoot, Sarah Baker and Adrienne Baker; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Grace DeFerris Valverde.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Clarence ‘C.L.’ Watson

CHESTERFIELD – Clarence “C.L.” Watson, 73, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006 at his home.

A funeral service was held at noon Saturday, Sept. 9 from Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. Diane Belk, Donna C. Butler, Verlan Evans and W.L. Watson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Watson was a son of the late Clarence and Ann Liza Little Watson, and was the widower of Doretha Nivens Watson. He was a faithful, lifelong member of Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church. Mr. Watson was a loving and kind man who will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are three sons, Eddie Ray Watson, Randy Watson and Clarence (Lizzie) Watson III, all of Chesterfield; three daughters, Gloria Jean Watson of Cheraw, Priscilla Clark of Chesterfield, and Lillie Mae (Napoleon) Watkins of Rockingham, N.C.; two sisters, Roseann Alexander of Chesterfield, and Flora Bell Dixon of Fayetteville, N.C.; a special daughter-in-law, Diane McFarlin of Cheraw; 10 grandchildren, Gloria “Shantay” (Anthony) Culbertson of Concord, N.C., Nivea Loretha (Mitchell) Watson of Ruby, Alice Salena Watson of Papillion of Neb., Monica Lewis of Chesterfield, Quenyada Watson of Ruby, Aven Pigatt of Cheraw, Asheta Watson of Charleston, Lashunda Davis of Chesterfield, Randi Rivers of Wadesboro, N.C., and Chris Little and

 

Shemeka Little of Rockingham; five great-grandchildren, Deandie Lewis and Keny Lewis of Chesterfield, Jacoby Ford of Concord, N.C., Lanaya Watkins, Angel Morton of Rockingham, and a very special great-grand-daughter, Mila Dunlap of Ruby; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, William Thurman Watson and William Charles Watson; five brothers, Thomas James Watson, Coleman Watson, Leroy Watson, Weldon Watson and Willie Ray Watson; two sisters, Lilly Mae Watson and Bertha Watson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Leander Watson

CHESTERFIELD – Leander Watson, 59, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at Spring Memorial Hospital, Lancaster.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 from Mount Airy A.M.E. Zion with the Rev. Donna C. Butler officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Watson was a son of the late Alexander and Mary Pate Watson, and was the widower of Betty Matthews. He attended the Chesterfield County public schools. Mr. Watson was a kind and friendly person who will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are three sons, Bobby Leander Watson of Bishopville; Chris Covington of Greenville, and Phillip Covington of Pageland; five step-children, Teresa (Wayne) McManus of Atlanta, Ga., Jeanette Covington of Monroe, N.C., and Don Covington, Andre Covington and Wayne Covington of Pageland; a brother, Levander (Claudette) Watson of Chesterfield; 16 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Leon Covington.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Minnie Jones Weaver

BENNETTSVILLE – Minnie Jones Weaver, 63, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at MUSC in Charleston.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Rogers Cemetery, McColl.

Born in Marlboro County, Ms. Weaver was a daughter of the late Jim and Angie Driggers Jones.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Nolan of Bennettsville; a daughter, Angeline Garner of Bennettsville; a brother, Charles Jones of Bennettsville; two sisters, Frances Nolan and Pearl Quick of Bennettsville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Jannie Bell Lowery Bennett

DURHAM, N.C. – Jannie Bell Lowery Bennett, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Sept. 13 from Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of the late Thurman and Mary Miller Lowery, and was the widow of the late Nathaniel Bennett. She was educated in the Chesterfield County school system. She and her husband lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. from 1646-1980 when they returned to Chesterfield. After her husband’s death she moved to Durham and became a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Gloria (the Rev. Benjamin) Green of Creedmoor, N.C., and Jeannette Carter of Durham; two sons, Clifford Bennett of Hillsborough, N.C., and Morris (Tracey) Bennett of Durham; a son-in-law, Kenneth Carter of Cincinnati, Ohio; three daughters-in-law, Lorraine Bennett and Ernestine Bennett of Brooklyn, and Deborah Bennett of Chesterfield; a brother-in-law, Wilson (Carrie) Bennett of Pennsylvania; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Tyelson Lee Bennett and Gerard Bennett.

Arrangements were entrusted to Trice Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Marshall L. ‘Slim’ Cagle

COLUMBIA – Marshall L. “Slim” Cagle, 88, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 in Palmetto Baptist Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept 18 from Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Richard Rusnak officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Cagle was a Columbia business owner for over 45 years, catering to USC students and young business professionals of Columbia. He was a member of First Church of God, Covenant Road, for over 50 years. Mr. Cagle was a Mason, Scottish Rite and Acacia Lodge 94 AFM member. He was a 32nd Degree Shriner and a member of the Jamil Temple. While a young man in Marlboro County, Mr. Cagle was a member of the Civil Conservation Corps, which was responsible for the construction of Cheraw State Park. He entered the United States Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946, in Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Surviving are his wife of over 65 years, Lucille Cagle of Columbia; a daughter, Patricia (Justice) Dorsett of Irmo; two sons, Larry (Vicki) Cagle of Columbia, and Terry (Kathy) Cagle of Lillian, Ala.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Bessie Mae Humphrey Cassidy

CHERAW – Bessie Mae Humphrey Cassidy, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 5 in Baltimore, Md.

A funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 11 from Village Baptist Church in Baltimore. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Cassidy was a daughter of the late Prince and Mackie Myers Humphrey, and was the widow of Calvin Cassidy.

Surviving are four children, Cornelius Cassidy, Annette Wilson, Thurmond Cassidy and Vanessa Cassidy; grandchildren and great-grand-children; five siblings, Prince Humphrey Jr., Elizabeth Wilson, Dollie McClendon, Yvonne Burke and Wilson Humphrey; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two children, Anderson Cassidy and Ronnie Cassidy; and seven siblings, Lucious, James, Jim, Mattie, Frank and Moses Humphrey, and Minnie Wright.

Arrangements were entrusted to Vaughan Greene Funeral Services.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Cassie Lee Chapman

CHERAW – Cassie Lee Chapman, 82 died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 from First United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Kinsey Malloy Sunday School Class, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Bennettsville, Mrs. Chapman was a daughter of the late Eddie and Bertha Quick Langley, and was the widow of David Walker Chapman Sr. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Kinsey Malloy Sunday School Class, and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving are two sons David (Carolyn) Chapman of Saluda, N.C., and Richard (Suzanne) Chapman of Walterboro; three grandchildren, Kevin, Adam and Jason; and four great-grandchildren, Grant, Jennings, Anna Grace and Whitney.

 

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Chapman, and two brothers Carroll Langley and Joseph Langley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Damien Rashaud Cook

WALLACE – Damien Rashaud Cook, 25, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 from Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Cook was a son of Charles and Joan Kinley Cook Sr. He was educated in area public schools and was a graduate of Cheraw High School. Mr. Cook was employed with Coburg Dairy. He was a member of Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church where he was in the Young Adult Choir, was Youth Departments Advisor, and Junior Choir Director and Advisor.

Surviving are his parents of Wallace; his maternal grandmother, Janie Kinley of Society Hill; a sister, Shonaca (Anthony) McCollum of Bennettsville; two brothers, Charles Edward (Lucinda) Cook Jr. of High Point, N.C., and Damaal Renard Cook of Wallace; four nieces, Carlissa Cook, Vanquasha Kollock, Ja’nia McCollum and Ja’liyah McCollum of Bennettsville; a nephew, Devonte Robinson of Bennettsville; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Young & Young Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Larry M. David Jr.

BENNETTSVILLE – Larry M. David Jr. was born Sept. 13, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 from Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel with Dr. C.A. McKenney officiating. Burial followed in Lemon’s Memorial Garden.

Surviving are his mother, Cora Williams of Bennettsville; his father, Larry David of Raeford, N.C.; and three brothers, Daequan, Daiveon and Jy’Quavius of the home; maternal grandparents Theresa and Paul Kollock of Bennettsville; and paternal grandparents, Mary Henry of Bennettsville, and Larry (Pat) David of Fayetteville, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Myrtle Linton Dixon

HARTSVILLE – Myrtle Linton Dixon, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006.

A funeral service was held 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 from the chapel of Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Compton and Ed Griggs officiating. Burial followed in Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Dixon was a daughter of the late Charles William and Bertha Dixon Linton, and was the widow of Robert Dixon. She attended Hebron United Methodist Church and had retired from Stanley Tools.

Surviving are six sons, Bobby Lett of Silver Spring, Md., Joel (Delores) Lett of Patrick, Bruce (Susan) Lett of Archdale, N.C., Ken (Phyllis) Dixon and Donnie (Vickie) Dixon of Hartsville, and Terry (Deborah) Dixon of Concord, N.C.; daughters, Betty Sue Freeman and Penny (Donnie) Mangum of Hartsville; three sisters, Iona Mae Linton of McBee, Frances Oleta Hoffman of Albemarle, N.C., and Alma Ellen Kelly of Kannapolis, N.C.; a brother, Carroll Eugene Linton of Kannapolis; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charlie Dixon, and a daughter, Clarice Dixon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Henry Battle ‘H.B.’ Griggs, Jr.

STANFIELD, N.C. – Henry Battle “H.B.” Griggs, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 at CMC-Union Hospital, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 from First Baptist Church, Wadesboro, N.C. Burial followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mr. Griggs was a son of the late Essie Inez Staton and Henry Battle Griggs. Following graduation from Wadesboro High School in 1942, he served three years in the United States Army. Mr. Griggs enjoyed farming for a number of years and also worked for the Anson Correctional Center for 21 years.

 

Surviving are two sons, Henry B. Griggs III of Cheraw, and Robert Griggs of Chesterfield; a daughter, Mary Jane Duffy of Fayetteville, N.C.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Maggie Mae Avery Hillian

CHERAW – Maggie Mae Avery Hillian, 78, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. Brice, Leonard McClung, Robert McQueen and Albert Tucker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Hillian was a daughter of the late Raze Avery and Mary Wilkins Avery. She was educated in Chesterfield County schools. Mrs. Hillian became a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church at an early age and joined Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church after her marriage. She was a faithful member until her illness, serving on the Missionary Board and participating in the Sunday School program as a class leader.

Surviving are her husband, Lonnie Edward Hillian Sr. of the home; two daughters, Verdia H. (the Rev. Leonard) McClung of Indian Trail, N.C., and Thelma H. Greene of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Lonnie Edward Hillian Jr. and James W. (Kimberly) Hillian of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Verdia Williams, Jevon McClung, Edward J. Hillian, Myron I. McClung, Regina A. Greene and Sgt. Brandon A. Hillian; four great-grandchildren, Emanuel and Malcolm Williams, and Essence and Jerimiah McClung; two sisters-in-law, Lucy Mae Avery and Rosenna Avery of Chesterfield; an adopted sister, Thelma Rivers of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

William Gettys ‘Will’ Horne III

RUBY – William Gettys “Will” Horne III, 24, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 at MUSC after a courageous battle with cancer.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Meals on Wheels,” 3403 Wamble Hill Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or to the Francis Marion University Alumni Scholarship Fund, c/o Brandie Hayes, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, S.C. 29501.

Born in Florence, Mr. Horne was a son of William Gettys Horne Jr. and Cynthia Gale Rivers Horne. He was valedictorian of the Chesterfield High School Class of 2000, and received his bachelor’s of science in computer science from Francis Marion University, where he was an honor student. Mr. Horne was an industrial engineer with Delta Mills. He was a member of the Francis Marion Alumni Association and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Horne was an avid car enthusiast and a true Chevrolet fan. He enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels.

Surviving are his parents of Ruby; his paternal grandparents, Gettys and Virginia Horne of Ruby; his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Cora Rivers of Chesterfield; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Kenneth Austin Jones

HARTSVILLE – Kenneth Austin Jones, 67, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 from First Baptist Church Chapel. Burial followed in Magnolia Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Building Fund, 104 E. Home Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Lewis E. and Henrietta O’Neal Jones. He was a lifelong member of New Providence Baptist Church, but had attended services at First Baptist Church for the past several years. Mr. Jones was a member of American Legion Post 53 in Hartsville and the Masonic Lodge. He served in the National Guard during the Vietnam era. Mr. Jones worked as a supervisor of the experimental department with Coker’s Pedigreed Seed Company for 23 years and retired from A.O. Smith Water Products in McBee after having worked there for 11 years in the shipping department.

Surviving are his wife, Rhea Lovelace Jones of Hartsville; a son, Mark (Jennifer) Jones of Hartsville; a daughter, Rachel (Frank) Marino of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Austin Barrett Jones, Thomas Marino and Anna Barclay Jones of Hartsville; four brothers, Grady Jones, Lorrain (Louise) Jones, John (Sylvia) Jones and Will (Iris) Jones of Hartsville; and a sister, Darlene (Marine) Jacobs of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Gerald Jordan

PAGELAND – Gerald Jordan, 75, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or Paws & Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield S.C. 29709.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Jordan was a son of the late George Kirkley and Josie Jordan Suggs. He retired as assistant manager of Sandhill Telephone Cooperative after 36 years. Mr. Jordan was a member of Providence Baptist Church for over 50 years where he had served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Bonnie Haithcock Jordan of the home; a son, Gregory Gerald (Susie) Jordan of Pageland; a daughter, Belinda Jordan (Ken Brown) Toney of Indian Trail, N.C.; two grandchildren, Dr. Kerri (Jamal) Zoubir and Jacob Jordan; a great-granddaughter, Sophia Zoubir; and his special pup, “Scoobie”.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Edith Johnson Laney

CHESTERFIELD – Edith Johnson Laney died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 at her home.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 from Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Laney was a daughter of the late John Cebron and Leila Moore Johnson, and was the widow of George Brooks Laney.

Surviving are two sons, George B. Laney Jr. and Ralph E. Laney of Chesterfield; a daughter, Rebecca Laney (Sandy) Derrick of Cayce; and a grandson, Joshua A. Laney of Columbia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Johnny Ray Linton

CHESTERFIELD – Johnny Ray Linton, 43, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Linton was a son of Charles Linsie Linton and the late Elzy Rae Melton Linton. He was an auto mechanic and member of Oakland Baptist Church.

Surviving are his father of Chesterfield; two sisters, Shirley L. Burr of Hartsville, and Debbie Linton of

 

Chesterfield; a niece, Denise (Robert) Barefoot of Hartsville; a great-niece, Hunter Barefoot of Hartsville; a great-nephew, Ty Barefoot of Hartsville; and a special friend, Sharon Demby of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

James Arthur Malloy

 CHERAW – James Arthur Malloy, 70, has died.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 from Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Malloy was a son of the late Arthur and Ada Chapman Malloy. At an early age he joined Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church and attended school at the Pleasant Grove Community Center. Mr. Malloy was an employee at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Va.

Surviving are a daughter, Terry Malloy; a granddaughter, Brandi T. Parker; two grandsons, Jerdith A. Ross and Shakur B. Ross, all of Alexandria; two sisters, Mary Helen McBride of Cheraw, and Mattie Ruth Shaw of Alexandria; a brother-in-law, Richard McBride; an uncle, Sam Dixon Jr. of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two aunts, Viola C. Nivens of Ruby, and Inez Dixon of Washington, D.C.; 10 nieces; five nephews; a special friend, Mary E. Jones; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by three daughters, Rosemary Malloy, Felicia Malloy and Theresa Malloy; and a brother, Leverne Malloy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Maggie Lee Norton

DILLON – Maggie Lee Norton, 90, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 in McLeod Medical Center in Dillon.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, from Dillon Church of God. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Norton was a daughter of the late Lovitte P. Polson and Josephine Hall Polson, and was the widow of the late Woodrow Wilson Norton. She was a member of Dillon Church of God where she was a former member of the choir and nursery worker.

Surviving are three daughters, Rachel (Jerry) Huggins, Willie Faye (Jimmy) Gardner, and Geraldine “Dean” (Chris) Rogers of Dillon; a son, Bill (Theresea) Norton of Dillon; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cooper Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Ollie Mae McInnis

Pageland – Ollie Mae McInnis, 63, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 10 from Midway Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah (Edward) Powers of Kershaw, and Christal McInnis of Pageland; three brothers June Burgess and John Burgess of Pageland, and Harry Burgess of Lancaster; two sisters, Margie Aldridge and Rose Knight of Pageland; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Ollie Rae White Quick

CHERAW – Ollie Rae “Granny” White Quick, 83, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 from North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Chesterfield Convalescent Center Activities Fund, 1150 State Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Quick was a daughter of the late Miles Thomas and Maggie Dease White, and was the widow of the Rev. W.D. Quick, with whom she served at many churches. Mrs. Quick was a member of North Cheraw Baptist and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are a son, Irvin (Pam) Quick of Garner, N.C.; two daughters, Karen Q. (Randel) Melton of Cheraw, and Brenda Q. (Marvin) Munnerlyn of Florence; a brother, A.F. “Bill” White of Cheraw; three sisters, Letha W. Thompson and Julia Douglas of Cheraw, and Margaret W. Russ of Alpharetta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Junior White, George White and Claude White; and a sister, Myrtle Hewitt.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Rainey Nicole Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Rainey Nicole Rivers was born Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her mother, Crystal Rivers of Chesterfield; her grand-parents, Frankie and Glenda Rivers of Chesterfield; her great-grandparents, Betty Rivers and the late W. Jack Rivers of Chesterfield, and Wilbur and Carlettie Campbell of Lake City; an aunt, Jeannie (Mackie) McCormick of Cheraw; and an uncle, Michael (Amanda) Rivers of Greenville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Paul Edward Rollins

 HARTSVILLE – Paul Edward Rollins, 65, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 from Clyde Church of God with the Revs. Don Childers, Wallace Strickland and Fred Hudson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Rollins was a son of the late Walter and Julia Demly Rollins. He was a member of Clyde Church of God, and served in the National Guard for twelve years.

Surviving are his wife, Wilene Rollins of Hartsville; a son, Michael D. (Kim) Hayden of Hartsville; a daughter, Joyce H. (John) Proctor of Quinby; two sisters, Ethel Gregory of Columbia, and Lucy Parks of Lancaster; three brothers, Bill Rollins and Hazel Rollins of Lancaster, and Clyde Rollins of Jefferson; and four grandchildren, Michael D. Hayden II, James Edward Hayden, Jonathan A. (Stephenie) Proctor and Elizabeth P. (Donald) Lilly.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Essie Melton Sellers

CHESTERFIELD – Essie Melton Sellers, 93, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Thomas and Lela Rivers Melton, and was the widow of Lenard O. Sellers. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Don Sellers, Tommy (Mona) Sellers and Mike (Judy) Sellers of Chesterfield, and Phil (Libby) Sellers of Wilmington, N.C.; two daughters, Glenda Lisenby and Vadis Turner of Chesterfield; a brother, Bobby Melton of Chesterfield; three sisters, Louise Gulledge, Sadie Clark and Sybil Muir of Chesterfield; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Sellers, a sister, Bessie Oliver; five brothers, Lathan Melton, Floyd Melton, J.H. Melton, Murdice Melton and Jerry Melton; and a grandson, Mark Sellers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

Mae Etter Warren Wilkes

HARTSVILLE – Mae Etter Warren Wilkes, 89, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 from Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ronnie Caulder, Larry Melton and Matt Rucker officiating. Burial followed in Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. Wiles was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Florence Douglass Warren, and was the widow of Jesse Malone Wilkes. She was a member of Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are five sons, Jessie “Boker” (Lou Ann) Wilkes Jr. and James “Tot” (Charlotte) Wilkes, Jerry (Abigail) Wilkes and Lawrence “Pete” (Buffy) Wilkes of Hartsville, and Gene (Deena) Wilkes of McBee; two daughters, Mary Lou Hancock and Frances (Steve) McKenzie of Hartsville; a sister, Rosie Lee (Paul) Hostetler of Sumter; 13 grandchildren, Jeannie Hause, Richard Hancock, Crystal Jordan, Joseph Andrew “Andy” Hancock, Chris Wilkes, Stevie McKenzie, Jeffrey Wilkes, Jamie Wilkes, Heather Howell, Joy Booher, Pamela Dawn Wilkes, Dan Wilkes and Preston Wilkes; seven great-grandchildren, Josh Wilkes, Kaley

Wilkes, Courtney Wilkes, Celeste Wilkes, Makayla Booher, Braxton Wilkes and Noah Hause.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 21, 2006.

William R. Carter

  1. CROGHAN – William R. Carter, 50, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at his home.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, from Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel.

Born in Horry County, Mr. Carter was a son of the late Leroy E. and Virginia Rhodes Carter. He was a welder with Douglas Machinery. Mr. Carter lived in Darlington before moving to Chester-field County a few years ago. He enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda W. Wills of Turbeville; two brothers, Leroy Carter Jr. of Florence, and Thomas Carter of Darlington; a sister, Susan (Ray) Weinberg of Darlington; three nieces, Virginia Gainey, Dorothy Weinberg and Elizabeth Haynes; a great-niece, Payne; and a great-nephew, Parker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

Emma Louise McCall Hare

COLUMBIA – Emma Louise McCall Hare died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 in McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence.

A graveside funeral service was held in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Florence.

Memorials may be made to Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 N. Trenholm Road, Columbia, S.C. 29206; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Lynchburg, Mrs. Hare was a daughter of the late Arthur Edmunds McCall and Martha Ophelia Fullwood McCall, and was the widow of Col. John Franklin Hare. She had been residing at the Presbyterian Home of South Carolina in Florence. Mrs. Hare received her B.A. from Limestone College in 1942 and earned her Master’s in Education from Vanderbilt University in 1958. She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught in Darlington, Pageland and Columbus, Ga.

As a military wife, Mrs. Hare developed a love of traveling which culminated in an around-the-world cruise. She enjoyed researching genealogy and was a member of many local clubs including the Daughters of 1812, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, the French Huguenot Society, Magna Carta Descendants, Colonial Dames of 1812, and First Families of South Carolina. She was also a member of Forest Lake Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara McCall Hare Hackett of South Hampton, N.Y., Johnnie Louise Hare Cowan of Pawleys Island, and Emma Louise Hare Segars of Bishopville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home.   .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

 

Mary Juanita Harrington

WALLACE – Mary Juanita Harrington, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, from Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Revs. Freddie Harrington and Ronald Lucas officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Harrington was a daughter of the late William A. Williams and Pricilla Harrington Williams. She was a faithful member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church until her health failed.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Marion B. Harrington of the home; a daughter, Lucille Harrington of Wallace; two sons, Leon (Brenda) Cole of Washington, D.C., and Floyd (Ola) Williams of Wallace; several grandchildren, three of whom she reared, Debra and James Leak Jr. of Cheraw, and Linda L. (Richard) Harris of Bennettsville; several great-grandchildren, three of whom she helped rear, Chad, Kristen and Damien Leak, all of Cheraw; a brother, Woodrow Harrington of Bennettsville; four sisters-in-law, Barbara Harring-ton, Clara Harrington, Carrie Harring-ton and Thelma Douglas; four special nieces, Ada (Charlie) Fleming, Brenda (Thomas) Buchanan, Olie M. (Fletcher) McQueen and Mary Drake, all of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helena H. Griffin; five sisters, Hattie H. Strong, Annie Williams, Annie Harrington, Gertrude H. Easterling and Minnie H. Hilliard; and four brothers, Howard Harrington, Hilliard Harrington, Leroy Harrington and Herbert Harrington.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

Billy D. ‘Butch’ Hedden

 PAGELAND – Billy D. “Butch” Hedden, 45, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at his home.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, from Oakland 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 Georgia, Mr. Hedden was a son of Billy Gene and Nancy Jane Wilcox Hedden. He was an employee of Martin-Marietta Minerals of Matthews, N.C. Mr. Hedden was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Gail Elaine Goodson Hedden of the home; a son, Brian (Sonya) Sims of Pageland; a daughter, Heidi (Jerry) Chapple of Pageland; his parents of Athens, Tenn.; three sisters, Darlene (Rex) Rymer of Dickson, Tenn., Genean (Tommy) Wright of Cleveland, Tenn., and Melanie (Gary) Kirby of Athens; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Hedden.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

 

 

Louise M. Hoffman Helms

JEFFERSON – Louise M. Hoffman Helms, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, from Sutton Funeral Home Chapel, Pageland. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.

Mrs. Helms was a daughter of the late Baxter and Verdie A. Miles.

Surviving are two daughters, Wanda H. Young of Charlotte, N.C., and Tamara H. Brendel of Mooresville, N.C.; a grandson, Tyler H. Young; a granddaughter, Lauren F. Beshears; two brothers, Paul Miles and Larry Miles of Jefferson; and a sister, Gladys M. Oliver of Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, W. Lucas Miles and Aaron J. Miles; and a sister, Evelyn M. Melton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

Albertus Boy-O Hudson

 DARLINGTON – Albertus Boy-O Hudson died Saturday, Sept. 16, in a Florence hospital after an illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, from Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A wake with Masonic Rites was held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, from the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, c/o Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc., 612 S. Main St., Darlington, S.C. 29532.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Hudson was a son of the late Prophet and Theresa Sims Hudson, and was the widower of Inez Bacote Hudson. H was educated in Darlington County public schools. Mr. Hudson was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Trustee Board, member of the Male Chorus, Senior Choir and the Missionary Department. He also served as the church sexton for several years. In the community, Mr. Hudson was a member of East Bound Masonic Lodge 147. Mr. Hudson was a farmer and worked various jobs. His last employment was with the Cox Family, from which he retired.

Surviving are a special son, Douglas Buddy Bacote of Cheraw; special nieces and caregivers he thought of as daughters, Shirley R. Jackson and granddaughter, Natasha T. Jackson; a sister, Naomi Hudson of Atlanta, Ga.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Ernest, Ruth, Alonzo, Prophet, Nellie, Margaret, Thomasina, Fred, Roosevelt and Edwina; a niece, Mary H. Jackson; and a nephew, Jerome Hudson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

Calvin C. ‘Cal’ Lowrimore Jr.

 MYRTLE BEACH – Calvin C. “Cal” Lowrimore Jr., 33, died Wednesday,

Sept. 20, 2006, at his home with his parents beside him after a debilitating illness.

A funeral service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, from McMillan-Small Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronny Byrd officiating. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in Chatham Hills Memorial Gardens in Cheraw, with the Rev. Bill Traywick officiating.

Memorials may be made to Palmetto Shores Church, c/o the Rev. Ronny Byrd, P.O. Box 7086 Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29572.

Born in Easley, Mr. Lowrimore was a son of Calvin C. Lowrimore Sr. and Mary Helen McAlister Lowrimore. Born with cerebral palsy and he spent his entire life in a wheelchair. Mr. Lowrimore graduated from Myrtle Beach High School in 1994. He loved country music and attended as many concerts at Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing, the Beach Wagon and at Fan Fair in Nashville, Tenn., as possible. He enjoyed a full and happy life that included traveling across the United States and cruises.

Surviving are his parents, of Myrtle Beach, and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Lowrimore of Cheraw; his maternal grandparents, the Rev. H. Dwight McAlister and Mary Caroline Martin McAlister of Cheraw and Columbia; and infant twin sisters, Rachel and Winnie Lowrimore.

Arrangements were entrusted to McMillan-Small Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

 

Dalphine Mauldin Sellers

CHESTERFIELD – Dalphine Mauldin Sellers, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, from Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, Meals on Wheels, 3403 Wamble Hill Rd., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Sellers was a daughter of the late Lawson C. Mauldin and Addie Mae Lee Mauldin Davidson, and was the widow of Jerome E. Sellers. She was a graduate of Zoar High School, where she was salutatorian of her class, and was a retired employee of Robertson Factory. Mrs. Sellers was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir.

Surviving are a daughter, Lisa G. (Robert W. McCormick) Sellers of Chesterfield, two sisters, Lou Ella Rivers of Cheraw, and Mary Jo (Melvin Davis) Davidson of Chesterfield; a brother-in-law, Algie Sellers of Cheraw; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Loretta M. Parker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

Tanner Austin Taylor

  1. CROGHAN – Tanner Austin Taylor died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, from Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Baptist Church Rd., Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Born in Monroe, Master Taylor was the infant son of Christopher Joel and Candice April Courtney Taylor.

Surviving are his parents of the home; paternal grandparents, Billy Joe and Vivian Jordan Taylor of Mt. Croghan; maternal grandfather, Eddie Courtney of Pageland; paternal great-grand-mother, Myrtle Jordan of Mt. Croghan; maternal great-grandmother, Verla Funderburk of Pageland; an aunt, Stacy (Richard) Jenkins of Mt. Croghan; two uncles, Casey Taylor of Mt. Croghan, and Rodney (Cristy) Courtney of Pageland; and two special cousins, Kendal Jenkins and Ally Courtney.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sara Funder-burk Courtney.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

William Cecil Tolson

 CHERAW – William Cecil Tolson, 56, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, from Kiser Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Four Winds Ministries, P.O. Box 215, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Tolson was a son of the late Jerold Douglas and Ellen Jane Brigman Tolson. He was employed by Swift-Galey of Society Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Sherry LeBel Tolson of Cheraw; a son, William C. “Winky” Tolson Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Suzie Tolson McQuage of Wesson, Miss.; two brothers, Wayne H. Tolson of Bennettsville and Ricky L. Tolson of Hartsville; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 27, 2006.

 

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

October 2006

 

Doris Woods Baskett

 DARLINGTON – Doris Woods Baskett, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006 in Carolina Pines Hospital, Hartsville.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 from Savannah Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wilber C. Wilks officiating. Burial will be in St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Leler S. George Scholarship Fund at Morris College, 100 W. College St., Sumter, S.C. 29150; or the United Negro College Fund.

Born in Lee County, Ms. Baskett was a daughter of Leler Scarborough George and the late Jimmie George. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from North Carolina Central University. Ms. Baskett did additional studies at Rutgers University, Catholic University and the University of South Carolina. She began her career in education in the Darlington County schools. Ms. Baskett taught English and drama at Mayo and St. John’s High Schools before spending many years at the Darlington County School District Office. She also served as an administrator in Hartsville schools. She later worked in Richland School District One as the executive director for Curriculum and Accountability and as the executive director for High School Services. Before her retirement in June, she worked as a principal leader for the South Carolina Department of Education.

Ms. Baskett was involved in numerous professional and social organizations including Phi Delta Kappa, National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, South Carolina Association of School Administrations, National Alliance of Black School Educators, National Council of Negro Women and Southern Ladies Investment Club.

Surviving are a son, Kevin Carvera Woods of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Courtney Georgette Woods of Durham, N.C.; four sisters, Rosella G. Toney of Sumter, Mary G. Hopkins of Rocky Mount, Va., Dr. Ruth G. Kennedy of Durham, and Ivorie G. Lowe of Chicago, Ill.; and three brothers, the Rev. Arthur L. (Doretha) George Sr. of Cheraw, H. Kershaw George Sr. of Orangeburg, and Dr. U. Eugene (Carolyn) George of Blythewood.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Edward George Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Job’s Mortuary, Inc.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Margery ‘Ma’ Mayfield Bennett

CHERAW – Margery “Ma” Mayfield Bennett, 71, died at her son’s home in Conway Monday, Oct. 2, 2006.

A celebration of her life was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 from First United Methodist Church. Entombment followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or the Chanticleer Gridiron Club of Coastal Carolina University, P.O. Box 261954, Conway, S.C. 29528.

Born in Greer, Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of the late Louie Alexander and Daisy Rowland Mayfield. Loved and known by many as “Ma” Bennett and “Gah,” she was a loyal and passionate teacher for the state of South Carolina for 25 years, touching and shaping lives of young people through education and personal interest. Mrs. Bennett was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. The greatest moments in her life were those spent with family and friends, always caring for others and selflessly putting their needs before her own with a wonderful energy and spirit. Her love for family was her greatest accomplishment. No prouder mother will ever be known. Mrs. Bennett will always be remembered as “the greatest Coastal Carolina Fan,” and her spirit will forever live on in “Hail to the Chants.”

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, James Earl Bennett Jr.; three sons, James E. “Jay” (Elizabeth) Bennett III of Cheraw, David Mayfield (Melanie) Bennett of Conway, and Graham Miller Bennett of Florence; and five cherished grandchildren, Hayes Mayfield Bennett, Jillian Elise Bennett, Garrett Michael White, Jeb Derring Bennett and Greer Elizabeth Bennett.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Helen Tison Breeden

BENNETTSVILLE -Helen Tison Breeden, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Memorials may be made to the church, P.O. Box 587, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

Born in Marlboro County, Mrs. Breeden was a daughter of the late Sidney Smith and Helen Darby Tison. She was educated in Bennettsville schools and was a graduate of Converse College. Mrs. Breeden was a retired public school teacher and a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she was the church organist for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Smith (Jeannie) Breeden of Columbia, and John (Lynette) Breeden of Cheraw; three daughters, Darby B. (Daniel) Maguire of Charleston, Blanche B. (Michael) Sullivan of Greenville, N.C., and Lucy B. (Norman) Whitfield of Greenwood; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Sidney Smith Tison Jr., three sisters, Anne Darby Tison Manship and Lucy Tison MacIntyre, and a great-grandchild, Sydney Carlisle Sullivan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitner-Evans Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Bogan Ellerbe

CHERAW – Bogan Ellerbe, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 in Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, Anthony Hooks, Don A. Sims and Artemus Woods officiating. Burial followed in Fisher Hill Cemetery.
Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Ellerbe was a son of the late Samson and Julia W. Ellerbe, and was the widower of Lethea Bowen. In his youth he was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and attended Young School in the Cash community. As a young man Mr. Ellerbe moved to Coatesville, Pa., and worked for Luken’s Steel Company. After moving back to Cheraw, he joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where he served faithfully until his health failed.

Surviving are Merial Gingham of Illinois; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Berlon Ham of Cheraw; a special niece, Cathy M. Ham; four sisters-in-law, Louise Ellerbe of Coatesville, Pa., and Alice Bowen, Lottie M. Bowen and Nancy Bowen, all of Cheraw; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by five brothers; three sisters; four brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Richard Gooden ‘Ricky’ Fetner Jr.

 ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Richard Gooden “Ricky” Fetner Jr., 52, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29 from First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Eastside Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 410 Washington St., Rockingham, N.C. 28379; Richmond County Hospice, P.O. Box 2136, Rockingham, N.C. 28380; or the Humane Society of Richmond County, 529 E. U.S. 74 Hwy., Rockingham, N.C. 28379.

Born in Hamlet, N.C., Mr. Fetner was a son of Eunice Jacobs Fetner and the late Richard G. Fetner. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church who always wanted to be Santa Claus because of his love for people. In the automotive business for over 30 years, Mr. Fetner worked with Russell Bennett Chevrolet-Buick, Inc. and was general manager of Russell Bennett Mazda. In 1991 he established Fetner’s Automotive Sales, where he continued to be self-employed until earlier this year. Mr. Fetner’s interest in racing led him to work at North Carolina Speedway for 30 years during race season. He also organized the Girl Scout Jamboree, held annually at the Speedway, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Mr. Fetner was active in charitable motorcycle rides and was on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Richmond County, where he was instrumental in the annual Fur Ball. In addition, he made multiple tractor-trailer relief trips to areas affected by Hurricanes Hugo and Floyd.

Surviving are his wife, Leslie Bennett Fetner of the home; a daughter, Blair N. Fetner of Wilmington, N.C.; his mother of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Pam F. (Stuart) Reed of Laurinburg, N.C., and their children, Heather and Jessica; his father-in-law, Russell E. (Joan) Bennett of Rockingham; his mother-in-law, Agnes M. Bennett of Southern Pines, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Susan (David) Wood of Rockingham; and a number of step- brothers and sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carter Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

James Walter Freeman 

SWANSEA – James Walter Freeman, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at noon Friday, Sept. 29 from Antioch Baptist Church, Swansea. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church.

Born in Society Hill, Mr. Freeman was a son of the late Wallace and Dora Freeman. He attended Antioch Baptist Church and had retired from Fairmont Tamper. Mr. Freeman helped anybody who needed help; he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to the world.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Freeman of Swansea; two daughters, Gale Gantt and Corie Darr of Gaston; five sons, Dale Darr, Martin (Paula) Freeman and Daryl Freeman of Gaston, Rufus (Nancy) Bryant of Morven, N.C., and Chris (LeeAnn) Darr of Pelion; three sisters, Hanner Tucker of Society Hill, Margaret (Art) Jutter of Walterboro, and Mary (Jr.) Kelly of Cheraw; a brother, Floyd Freeman of Lawley, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Freeman, and a sister, Lily Barefield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Kate Clark Horton

WEST COLUMBIA – Kate Clark Horton, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6 from Ashland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joel Jones officiating.

Memorials may be made to Ashland United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Road, Columbia, S.C. 29210; or Regency Hospice, 105 Summerwood Way, Aiken, S.C. 29803.

Born in Chesterfield County, Ms. Horton was a daughter of the late James Ellis Clark and Janie Chapman Clark. She was formerly of Jefferson, but had lived in West Columbia since 1949. Mrs. Horton retired from Sears and was an active member of Ashland United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Dianne Horton (Thomas H.) Risher of Hilton Head, and Donna Horton (William P.) Brown of Rocky Mount, N.C.; two sons, Robert A. (Donna) Horton Jr. of Greer, and William Barron Horton; a sister, Margie Fender of Batesburg-Leesville; two brothers, Duncan Clark of West Columbia, and Charles Clark of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Ashley Hahn, Tom Risher Jr., Shannon Taylor, Drew Horton, Austin Brown, Benjamin Brown and Aaron Sanders; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Christine Smith, Frances Brown, Sarah Warhurst, and a brother, John Clark.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Barry Jerome Johnson

CHERAW – Barry Jerome Johnson, 49, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 after a sudden illness.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ernest Reese officiating.

Mr. Johnson was a son of the late Sarah B.J. and William Huntley. As a child he attended

Wesley United Methodist Church. Later Mr. Johnson joined Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ where he served as a Deacon and Marshall. He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. After school Mr. Johnson joined the armed services, where he served as a paratrooper at Ft. Bragg, N.C. He worked for KLLM Trucking Company for 16 years, and was later employed by Cheraw Iron and Steel until his death. Mr. Johnson was vice-president of The Knight Riders Motorcycle Club 2000-2006 and sponsor of the David Brown Football League. He did a lot of charitable work in the community and will be missed by those who knew him.

Surviving are his wife, Jessie Johnson; his children, Jimmy J. (Angel) Sanders, Deidre L. Sanders and Sherra (Fareed) Rahaim, all of Cheraw; 10 grandchildren, Jarrell, Casagieon, Kierra, Quadarian, Nahavonye’, Zhakiyyah, Talaa, Jala, Domique and Kaevon; five step-grandchildren, Alexis, Amirah, Toland Jr., Nigel and Mike Jr.; five brothers, Curtis (Evelyn) Johnson, Willie “Nay” Johnson, Michael (Janie) Johnson, Alonzo (Amanda) Johnson and Jonathan “Tony” (Pat) Burns; three sisters, Mae Charlotte Primus, Sarah Ann (Michael) Covington, Shelia (Michael) Wilson Sanders; five brothers, Robert (Brenda) Sanders, Kelly Sanders, Richard Sanders, Zannie Sanders and Willie Sanders; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by an aunt, Mary Frances Braxton; and three uncles, Robert Williams, and Timothy and Willie Braxton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Presten Lane Lowery

JEFFERSON – Master Presten Lane Lowery, four months old, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Master Lowery was born in Florence, a son of Arthur Lane and Amanda Kaye Jones Lowery.

Surviving are his parents of the home; a sister, Kaitlyn Lowery of the home; his paternal grandparents, Arnold and Janice Oliver Lowery of Jefferson; his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Glora Hodge of Ruby, and Lindy Jones of Lancaster; his paternal great- grandmother, Lucille Collins of Jefferson; his maternal great-grandparents, Crawford and Bobbie Jones of Lancaster, and Sybil Plyler of Marshville, N.C.; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

 Hattie McCaskill

 CHERAW – Hattie McCaskill, 99, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, Lila Mae Hooks, Rosa Pulliam and Don Sims officiating.

Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Kershaw County, Mrs. McCaskill was a daughter of the late Carrie Gilcrest and James McCaskill, and was the widow of James McCaskill. She was a lifelong member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, where she served on the Prayer Band, and Missionary, Usher and Nurses Boards. In the community she was active with Noble Tent Lodge 11. Mrs. McCaskill held numerous jobs until her health confined her to her home.

Surviving are a son, James (Ethel) McCaskill of Cheraw; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by four sons, Lushire McCaskill, Richard Dows, John Dows and Roosevelt (Bay-Bay) McCaskill; and a daughter, Nora Lee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Carrie Louise Morris

LEESVILLE – Carrie Louise Morris, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006.

A graveside funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, Oct. 5 in West View Memorial Park, Hartsville with the Rev. Thomas Hart officiating.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Morris was the daughter of the late Lee Freeman and Mary Ellen Bright Freeman, and was the widow of John H. Morris. She was a member of Living Word Assembly of God.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Bailey of Leesville, and Sara Raubenstrauch of West Columbia; sons-in-law, Bill Raubenstrauch of West Columbia, and Marion McGee of Bath; a brother, Alston Freeman of Effingham; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Caughman-Harman Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

  1. Reese Quick

 CHERAW – W. Reese Quick, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Wallace, Mr. Quick was a son of the late Donald Birch and Bessie Grant Quick. He had been a member of Bennettsville Church of God since 1936. Mr. Quick enjoyed crafts, woodworking and being a “Mr. Fix-It.”

Surviving are his wife, Clara H. Quick of Cheraw; two sons, Reese B. Quick of Lexington, and Willard Gerald of Brentwood, Tenn.; three daughters, Carolyn Minton of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Linda Thompson of Louisville, Ky., and Sharon Powers of Benson, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Nell Eubanks Sears

WEST COLUMBIA – Nell Eubanks Sears, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Southland Memorial Gardens with the Rev. John D. White officiating. 

 Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Sears was a daughter of the late Thomas Franklin and Henrietta Lynn Eubanks and was the widow of Claire G. Sears. Formerly of Charlotte, N.C., she was an area resident for over 40 years and a member of Congaree Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is a sister, Maude Jowers of Jefferson City, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Mack and Jane Eubanks of Cayce; nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Tom Eubanks, Willis Eubanks, Joe Eubanks; and a sister, Aline Holley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

George Turner Sims

 SUMTER – George Turner Sims, 82, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 in Tuomey Healthcare System.

A graveside funeral service was held 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors. The Rev. Sim Smith officiated.

Born in Heath Springs, Mr. Sims was a son of the late Roy Jefferson Sims and Annie Sara Hinson Sims, and was the widower of Catherine Way Sims. He was a member of Fork Hill Baptist Church in Lancaster, and a retired Senior Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force serving in World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam.

Surviving are a son, George Bernard Sims of Sumter; five sisters, Ann Barrett of Greenville, Sue Williams of Wallace, Patsy Beaty of Gastonia, N.C., and Joyce Payne and Sylvia Fields both of Heath Springs; two brothers, Jeff Sims of Lancaster, and Albertus Sims of Matthews, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Allen Richard Sims, Alvin Robert Sims and Alexander Roman Sims.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy Sims, William Sims and Bruce Sims, and a sister, Ruth Sims Gardner.

Arrangements were entrusted to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Arlevia Sullivan Webster

CHERAW – Arlevia Sullivan Webster, 90, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Webster was a daughter of the late Sandy and Flonnie Deason Sullivan, and was the widow of James Boyd Webster. She was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving are a daughter, Faye (Phil) McLeod of Cheraw; four sons, James W. (Janet) Webster, Frankie Webster, Donnie (Alice) Webster and Scottie (Shellie) Webster, all of Cheraw; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Joan Webster, and a sister, Annie Owens.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Mary Gainey Yarborough

HARTSVILLE-Mary Gainey Yarborough, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 in Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Margaret Hicks officiating.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Yarborough was a daughter of the late Sebe and Roxie Gainey Gainey.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Daphine Gainey (fiancé James Spradley) of Bethune; two sisters, Mazel Atkinson and Diane (John) McWhorter of Hartsville; two brothers, Daythurn (Louise) Gainey of Hartsville, and Ray (Libby) Gainey of Bishopville; two stepsons, Lee Yarborough of Sumter, and Billy Yarborough of Kansas; a stepdaughter, Sherry Barker of Great Falls; three grandchildren, Tammy (Martin) Lopez, Kelly Clark Jr. and Benji (Christy) Gainey; a special nephew, Michael Gainey; two special great-nephews, Conner McWhorter and Cameron McWhorter; three great-grandchildren; and four step-grand-children

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Myrton Gainey and J. Buck Gainey; and a sister, Myrtle Branham.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 5, 2006.

Dorothy Lou O’Neal Chapman

 SOCIETY HILL – Dorothy Lou O’Neal Chapman, 54, died Sept. 27, 2006 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 30 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Chapman was the daughter of the late Enoch and Julia Mae Edwards O’Neal.

Surviving are her husband, Henry E. Chapman of the home; a son, E.M. Byrd of Society Hill; two stepsons, Kevin Chapman of Lillington, N.C., and Carl Chapman of Fayetteville, N.C.; three sisters, Annie Sue Gainey of Society Hill, Mae Bell Crowley of Ruby, and Mary Catherine Perdue of Patrick; a brother, Enoch O’Neal Jr. of Patrick; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 12, 2006.

Elizabeth J. ‘Jody’ K. Davis

PIKEVILLE, N.C. – Elizabeth J. “Jody” K. Davis, 50, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 from St. Joseph United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Pikeville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 43, Pikeville, N.C. 27863.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of Joelyn “Essie” K. Walters and the late Allen Newell Kelly. She loved people and had a special place in her heart for children. She touched the lives of many through her dedicated work at St. Joseph United Methodist Church and Kids and Company Day Care. She was a devoted daughter to her mother.

Surviving are her husband, Rick Davis; a daughter, Kelly Ann Davis of Concord, N.C.; a son, W. Benjamin (Nikki Norvell) Davis of Pikeville; a grandson, Richard Chase Davis of Pikeville; a brother, Allen N. (Elaine G.) Kelly Jr. of Florence; two nephews, Adam Newell Kelly and Johnny; and a niece, Heather.

Arrangements were entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 12, 2006.

Ann Watson Eutsler

CHERAW – Ann Watson Eutsler, 89, died at her home Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 from First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Ann Eutsler Mathematics Scholarship Fund, First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Eutsler was a daughter of the late Dewitt and Willie Spencer Watson. She was a graduate of Duke University and taught for 35 years in the public school systems in Rockingham, N.C., Chesterfield and Cheraw. Mrs. Eutsler was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and a charter member of the Fred Harris Sunday School Class. She served in many church positions over the years and was an active and faithful member.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Bill Eutsler Sr. of Cheraw; a son, Bill (Barbara) Eutsler Jr. of Florham Park, N.J.; a daughter, Jan E. (Ron) Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Greg Robinson of Boone, N.C., and Stacy (Jeff) Hinton of Mooresville, N.C.; a great-grandchild, Hazel Ann Hinton of Mooresville; and two nieces, Pat Trulove of Laurinburg, N.C., and Lu Ann DeBerry of Colorado Springs, Colo.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Watson and Joe Coppedge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 12, 2006.

Ruth Hazel Sims Gardner

SHELBY, N.C. – Ruth Hazel Sims Gardner, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2006.

A funeral service was held from the Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Roy Barnes officiating. Entombment followed in the mausoleum.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Library Fund, Lancaster, S.C. 29720; or to New Prospect Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1960 New Prospect Church Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150.

Mrs. Gardner was a daughter of the late Roy Jefferson and Annie Sarah Hinson Sims. She was a retired bookkeeper, a member of New Era Book Club and a former employee of Mobley Drugs. Mrs. Gardner was a former member of First United Methodist Church and Oasis at First Baptist Church in Lancaster, and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Shelby.

Surviving are her husband, Norris Gardner of Shelby; two stepdaughters, Sherry Crowder of Shelby, and Cindy Hendrick of Atlantic Beach, N.C.; five sisters, Ann Barrett of Greenville, Sue Williams of Wallace, Patsy Beaty of Gastonia, N.C., and Joyce Payne and Sylvia Fields of Heath Springs; and three brothers, George Sims of Sumter, Jeff Sims of Lancaster, and Albertus Sims of Matthews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy Sims, William Sims and Bruce Sims.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mahaffey Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 12, 2006.

Kay A. Jackson

CHERAW – Kay A. Jackson, 75, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 at the Chesterfield Convalescent Center.

A funeral service was held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. R. Manon officiating. Burial followed.

Born in Berwyn, Pa., Mrs. Jackson was a daughter of the late Lucy Kimmons Anthony. She lived in Chester County most of her life, attended Malvern public school and graduated from Tredyffrin-Easttown High School. Mrs. Jackson was employed with various dry cleaners on the Main Line and did some nursing. Later in life she moved to Virginia and then Cheraw. Mrs. Jackson was a member of St. Paul AME Church. For the past several years, she had been a resident at the Chesterfield Convalescent Center. Mrs. Jackson was a very loving person to family and friends. Those she touched so dearly will miss her.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce (Jay) Jackson of Cheraw, and Richelle Crook of Stevenson Ranch, Calif.; three sisters, Nettie Spaulding of West Chester, Pa., Doris Harris of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Shirley Keitt of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Richard and Phillip Anthony of Malvern; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Martin, Sydney, James and Raymond; her long time companion, George Trout; and many dear friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 12, 2006.

Julian Kenneth Jenkins

Jefferson – Julian Kenneth Jenkins, 96, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at Autumn Care of Marshville, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 from Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Jenkins was a son of the late Julius Austin Jenkins and Sallie Rollings Jenkins, and was the widower of Mary Knight Jenkins. He was an active member of Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, where he served for 18 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Selma (Mendel) Johnson of Jefferson, and Delores Jordan of Mt. Croghan; a son, Billy (Linda) Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren, Kenny Johnson, Larry Johnson, Lisa Cota, Jeff Jenkins and Beth Moore; great-grandchildren, Daniel Johns, Eric Johns, Amber Johns, Larry Johns Jr., Nathan Jenkins, Sammy Cota, Laura Jenkins, Austin Kenneth Jenkins, Zoe Moore, and Dominic Moore.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Furman, Wilson and Jesse Jenkins; three sisters, Sara Jenkins, Mettie Mangum and Grace Autrey; and a son-in-law, Nesome Jordan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 12, 2006.

Moses ‘Pete’ Peterson

 CHERAW – Moses “Pete” Peterson, 57, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 after a brief illness.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Peterson was a son of the late Phillip and Lucille Bloomfield Peterson. After graduating from Long High School in 1968 he joined the military. Following his service, Mr. Peterson worked at Delta in Marlboro County and had other various jobs. His goal was to get baptized and become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Surviving are three sisters, Mary E. (John) Pegues, Rowena P. McGuinn and Doretha P. Benton; two brothers, Earnest J. (Helen) Peterson and Phillip Jerome (Sheila) Peterson; a step-daughter, Tina M. Lowery of Cheraw; seven aunts, Hettie P. Hughes and Celia Flody of Cheraw, Rosa P. Hall and Pearlie Mae P. Walker of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Corine Sneed, Ethel (Alex) Belcher and Pearline B. Brewer of Newark, N.J.; two uncles, Larry (Josephine) Peterson and Horace (Lois) Bloomfield of Cheraw; a special niece and nephew, Benita Benton and Breon; a special friend and cousin, Agnes (Dan) Rorie; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 12, 2006.

Bobbie B. Smith

PAGELAND – Robbie B. Smith died Friday, October 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 from High Point Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church, 16 High Point Baptist Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728. 

Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Carl and Kate McManus Braswell.

Surviving are three sons, Tommy Smith and Danny Smith of Monroe, N.C., and Mack Smith of Pageland; two daughters; Carol Plyler of Pageland, and Barbara Watkins of Monroe; a brother, Jack Braswell of Wingate, N.C.; a sister; Betty Langford of Mint Hill, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 12, 2006.

Mia Michelle Bryant

SOCIETY HILL – Mia Michelle Bryant, 38, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 from Welsh Neck Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Society Hill Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 291, Society Hill, S.C. 29593.

Born in Cheraw, Ms. Bryant was a daughter of Flora Hudson Bryant and the late Glenn J. Bryant Sr.

Surviving are her mother; three brothers, Junebug Bryant, Andy Kirby and Harold Bryant of Society Hill; and two sisters, Kathy Shoemake of Society Hill, and Jo Ann War of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Edna Baker Chewning

WADESBORO, N.C. – Edna Baker Chewning, 85, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 in Anson Community Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 in the chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Camden Presbyterian Church, c/o Mary Helen Dutton, 318 Lansford Drive, Wadesboro, N.C. 28170.

Born in Anson County, N.C., Mrs. Chewning was a daughter of the late Marion Clyde and Jeanette Steen Baker, and was the widow of Woodrow Wilson Chewning. She retired after 30 years from West Knitting Mills, and was a long time member of Camden Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a son, Ronald W. Chewning of Lilesville, N.C.; a daughter, Shelby Chewning Curtis of Chesterfield; 13 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Rodgers, and a granddaughter, Angela Gibson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Crystal ‘Chrissy’ Crowley

PATRICK – Crystal “Chrissy” Crowley, 40, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 from Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Crowley was a daughter of Brian Cassidy and Willie Jean Winburn. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved the holidays and made her home warm and welcome for family and friends. She was a self-taught manicurist who enjoyed sharing her talent with family and friends. Mrs. Crowley was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Frank Crowley of the home; a daughter, Nicole “Nikki” Crowley of the home; her stepfather, Ed Outlaw of Hartsville; a brother, William Outlaw of Hartsville; two sisters, Dawn Huggins and Annette Wilks of Hartsville; a sister-in-law, Jackie (Rex) Hodge of Chesterfield; a nephew, Dylan Hodge

of Chesterfield; and special grand-daughter, Morgan Oliver of the home.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Avice Petty Freeman

HARTSVILLE – Avice Petty Freeman died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 in Magnolia Cemetery with the Revs. John Stephenson and Sonny Swell officiating.

Born in Society Hill, Mrs. Freeman was a daughter of the late George Edward and Mary Gandy Petty, and was the widow of William C. Freeman. She was owner and operator of Petty Grocery.

Surviving are a son, W.C. (Kara) Freeman of Hartsville; a daughter, Lynn (Karl) Witmer of Gaston; four sisters, Miriam Edwards, Daisy Brown, Mary Lyles and Shirley Strickland of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Alice (Michael) Moir of West Columbia, Dubby (Shann) Freeman of Hartsville, and Kacy Freeman of Florence; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Dorothy Gainey

HARTSVILLE – Dorothy Gainey, 59, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006.

A memorial service was at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 from Clyde Church of God.

Memorials may be made to the S.C. Oncology Association, 166 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Gainey was a daughter of the late Richard and Elaine Bowers Poston.

Surviving are her husband, Jimmy Gainey of Hartsville; two daughters, Tammy Gastright of Columbia, and Linda Johnson of Hartsville; three sons, Harold Richardson of Emporia, Va., Franklin Gainey of Lugoff, and James Gainey of Hartsville; two brothers, Alan Poston of Cheraw, and Steve Poston of McBee; a sister, Jenny Linn of Cheraw; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a special pet parrot, “Sam.”

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Jeff D. Gilmore

  1. CROGHAN – Jeff D. Gilmore, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 from Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fork Creek United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Mt. Croghan, Mr. Gilmore was a son of the late Bun and Ida Rhynes Gilmore. He was a farmer and an avid hunter. Mr. Gilmore was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church, where he had served as usher and building committee member.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Viola Sullivan Gilmore of the home; a son, Jeffrey (Theresa) Gilmore of Ruby; two daughters, Rita (Leslie) Tucker and Jeanette (Wilburn) Jr.) Johnson of Ruby; a brother, Ray Gilmore of Kannapolis, N.C.; two sisters, Myrtle Hancock of Kannapolis, N.C., and Frances Jenkins of Greens-boro, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Lester Gilmore and Greeno “Pete” Gilmore.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Myrtle Lee McManus Griffin

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Myrtle Lee McManus Griffin died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at NorthEast Medical Center.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 from Royal Oaks Baptist Church in Kannapolis with the Rev. Leon Smith officiating. Burial followed in Carolina Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the NorthEast Medical Center Foundation for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital, 920 Church St. N., Concord, N.C. 28025; or Royal Oaks Baptist Church, 904 Texas St., Kannapolis, N.C. 28083.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Griffin was a daughter of the late Martha McManus Spears and Charles McManus, and was the widow, James Cecil Griffin to whom she had been married for 56 years. She was a loyal member of Royal Oaks Baptist Church in Kannapolis, where she taught children’s Sunday School for most of her adult life. Mrs. Griffin retired from Cannon Mills in 1981.

Surviving are two sons, John Lee (Christine) Griffin of Charlotte, N.C., and Jim (Diane) Griffin of Mooresville, N.C.; a daughter, Nancy Griffin (Dave) Clay of Concord, N.C.; a son-in-law, Jim (Alive) LaFevers; grandchildren, Kelly LaFevers (Gene) Mathis, Anne Griffin (Steve) Schmitt, Zoe LaFevers (Peter) Biller, Jeff (Mary Beth) Griffin, Jamey (Deborah) LaFevers, Ed (Heather) Clay, Josh Clay, Cliff Griffin, Christylee Griffin, and Beth (Matthew) Kerr; and great-grandchildren, J.D. Mathis, Austin Mathis, Sarah Mathis, Cecilia Biller, Corinna Biller, Kayla Biller, Mason Schmitt, Carter Schmitt, Ben LaFevers, Aaron LaFevers, Noel Griffin and Aubrey Jane Griffin.

She was preceded in death by a son, Cecil Lynn Griffin, and a daughter, Kaye G. LaFevers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Whitley’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Shannon Rene Hargrove

PAGELAND – Shannon Rene Hargrove, 27, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 from Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Surviving are her mother, Sandra Faye Sanchez of Pageland; her father, Ray Hargrove of West Virginia; a special friend, Samatha Perez of Pageland; two brothers, Justin Hargrove and Carlos Sanchez of Pageland; a sister, Ana Sanchez of Pageland; grand-parents Billy and Lenora Lewis of Chesterfield, and Geneva Smith of

 

Pageland; and great-grandmother, Beatrice Oliver of Ruby.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Mack Smith, and a sister, Jane Woodward.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Alicia Michelle Tuten Howle

HARTSVILLE – Alicia Michelle Tuten Howle, 30, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 from Souls Harbor Church with The Rev. Wayne Windham officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Pell City, Ala., Mrs. Howle was a daughter of Ira Joseph and Ruth Bullard Tuten. She attended Hartsville High School.

Surviving are her husband, John B. Howle of Hartsville; three sons, Tyler Howle, Christian Howle and Cameron “AJay” Howle of Hartsville; her father and mother of Hartsville; two sisters, Lanora Hoffman (Michael) Allen of Florence, Stephanie (Dennis) Guinn of Cheraw; a brother, Johnny (Linda) Hoffman of Hartsville; and nieces and nephews, Jessica Sims, B.J. Sims, Ashlyn Allen, Landon Allen, Tracy Gainey, Chad Gainey and Paul Bailey, Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

 

Kathleen Hilton Johnson

RUBY – Kathleen Hilton Johnson, 84, a resident of Lumberton, N.C., since 1988, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

Born in Union County, N.C., Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of the late Frank and Sally Tadlock Hilton, and was the widow of William Robert Johnson. She was a retired supervisor with Saucony, and was a member of North Lumberton Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, William (Susie) Johnson of Fancy Gap, Va., and Dwight M. (Kaye) Johnson of Florence; a daughter, Sue (Buddy) Dubose of Columbia; a daughter-in-law, Ellen Johnson of Gaffney; five grandchildren, and seven great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Edward “Jimmy” Johnson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day, October 19, 2006.

Charles L. Meade

JEFFERSON – Charles L. Meade, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 from Southside Ministries. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

Surviving are sons; Gary Meade and Josh Meade of Jefferson, Charles Meade of Pageland, and Sammy Meade of Danville, Va.; a daughter, Marcia Atkinson of Charleston; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Annette Dyches Owens

BARNWELL – Annette Dyches Owens, 62, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at her residence in Barnwell.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at Mole Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Don McCormack, Leroy Dobson and Charles Morris officiating. Burial followed in Barnwell County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Born in Blackville, Mrs. Owens was the daughter of the late Norman and Myrtle Still Dyches. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Frank E. Owens of Barnwell; two sons, Randy Owens and Terry Owens of Barnwell; a stepson, Lavern Owens of Barnwell; three daughters, Frankie Fulmer, Debbie Knowles and Lynn Diehl of Barnwell; six brothers, Leslie Dyches, Samuel Dyches and Jerry Dyches of Bamberg, Ronnie Dyches of Columbia, Steve Dyches of Blackville, and Marshall Dyches of Chesterfield; a sister, Norma Jean Dyches of Barnwell; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

She was predeceased by a brother, McArthur Dyches.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mole Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Lee Roy Pigg

KERSHAW – Lee Roy Pigg, 75, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 in Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 from Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Martin officiating. Burial followed in Kershaw City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Jefferson, Mr. Pigg was a son of the late Bennett Castal and Eula Rollins Pigg. He retired from Springs Industries, attended Second Baptist Church in Kershaw, and was a United States Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Miles Pigg of Kershaw; a son, Howard (Sharon) Pharis of Elgin; three brothers, Floyd T. (Bonnie) Pigg of Kershaw, James W. Pigg of Pageland, and the Rev. Edward M. (Linda) Pigg of Kannapolis, N.C.; a sister, Helen P. (Freddie) Faile of Pageland; two grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Magdelene P. Williams, Eula Mae Sellers and Viola Pigg.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cauthen Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Donald Rivers

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Donald Rivers, 46, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 from Wiseman Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Cross Creek Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Rivers was a son of the late Larnetta Buie Rivers and Thomas Rivers. He grew up in Fayetteville and attended Cumberland County public schools. Mr. Rivers worked for the county for many years.

Surviving are six brothers, Joe Stephen (Pearl) Rivers, Lonnie (Yvonne) Rivers, Ronald Rivers, Michael Rivers, Elbert Rivers and David Rivers; a sister, Lisa McCray; 10 nieces and nephews, all of Fayetteville; two special aunts, Denise Scott and Mary Jane Miller of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Wiseman Mortuary.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Dr. Kirk Lamb Smith Jr.

SUMTER – Dr. Kirk Lamb Smith Jr. died at his home Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 after an extended illness.

Dr. Smith was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Sumter.

Memorials may be made to the charity or an organization of one’s choice.

Born in Miami, Fla., Dr. Smith was a son of the late Kirk Lamb Smith Sr. and the late Montine Studstill Smith. He attended Newberry College in the

Navy V-12 officer-training program and transferred to the University of South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. Dr. Smith received his Bachelor’s of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ken. In 1977 he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by the former Baptist College of Charleston, now Charleston Southern University.

Dr. Smith was pastor of First Baptist Church of Chesterfield, Oakland Baptist Church of Rock Hill, First Baptist Church of Sumter, and First Baptist Church of West Point, Ga. He served for six years as director of Campus Ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. After retirement in 1990, Dr. Smith served as interim pastor in a number of churches in South Carolina.

In each community he served he was involved with various civic groups and benevolent organizations, including the Sumter County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board, Santee Senior Services Board, the Sumter County Ministerial Association, and the Sumter YMCA. Dr. Smith was elected a Trustee of Furman University and was on numerous boards and committees in denominational life.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Gene Sawyer Smith; sons, Larry (Anne) Smith of Rock Hill, Kerry (Tammy) Smith of Lexington, and J. Stan (Tammy) Smith of Sumter; a brother, William Smith of Rembert; seven grandchildren, Erin Smith (David) Randolph, Jarred Smith, Matthew Smith, Kirk Smith, Christian Smith, Sarah Smith and Nicole Smith; three great-grandchildren, Kayte Randolph, Drue Randolph and Hailey Randolph; and many dear and special friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Elmore-Cannon-Stephens of Sumter. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day, October 19, 2006.

Robbie B. Smith

PAGELAND – Robbie B. Smith died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 from High Point Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church, 16 High Point Baptist Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Carl and Kate McManus Braswell.

Surviving are three sons, Tommy Smith and Danny Smith of Monroe, N.C., and Mack Smith of Pageland; two daughters, Carol Plyler of Pageland, and Barbara Watkins of Monroe; a brother, Jack Braswell of Wingate, N.C.; a sister; Betty Langford of Mint Hill, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Violet Sweat Tucker

SOCIETY HILL – Violet Sweat Tucker, 58, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 15 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. 273 Chester-field, SC 29709.

Born in Colleton County, Mrs. Tucker was a daughter of the late Kirby and Gladys Sweat.

Surviving is her life partner, Teresa “Tuck” Tucker of the home; two daughters Gladys Turner of Bonneau, and Marie Weatherford of Hilly Hill; a son Eric Sweat of Society Hill; six sisters Angie Creel, Rosa Lee Sweat, Betty Ann Tracy, Patty Muckenfuss and Carrie Muckenfuss of Cannadys, and Dorothy Tracey of Cottegeville; a brother, Jimmy Sweat of Cottageville; 10 grandchildren Erica, Amy, Jeffery, Phillip, Candace, Eric Jr., Shelly, Violet Denise and Matthew; and four great-grandchildren Ethan, Desirae, Nikki and Doug.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Evelyn Starling Williams

CHESTERFIELD – Evelyn Starling Williams, 62, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 from Harris Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Byrdtown, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late Levi and Frances “Fronnie” O’Neal Starling. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, James W. Williams of the home; a son, Eddie (Tonya) Williams of Chesterfield; two daughters, Elaine (Ricky) Sellers of Patrick, and Sharon (William) Wallace of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Jonathan Lee Sellers, Kristy Lynn Sellers, Ethan Cole Williams and Brianna Lane Wallace; a great-grandchild, Dawson Jase Sellers; and three sisters, Geneva (Charlie) Brigman and Pearlie O’Neal of Society Hill, and Virginia (Denny) McIntyre of China Grove, N.C.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Calhoun, Colin, Ray, Levi, William and Wiley Gill Starling; and five sisters, Vilio Player, Elmer O’Neal, Shelby Cadell, Elizabeth “Libby” Boone and Ollie Mae Weatherford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 19, 2006.

Lois Reynolds Arant

  1. MATTHEWS – Lois Reynolds Arant, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 from West Bethel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia.

Memorials may be made to West Bethel United Methodist Church, Old State Rd., St. Matthews, S.C. 29135.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Arant was a daughter of the late Sam and Flora Craft Reynolds. She retired from the S.C. Department of Mental Health. Mrs. Arant was a member of West Bethel United Methodist Church and enjoyed music and dancing.

Surviving are a daughter, Rosemary Brock (Mitch) Taylor of St. Matthews; two grandchildren, Michael William Brown of Columbia, and Jennifer Elizabeth Hylton of Charleston; two step-grandchildren, Tina Michelle Zorn and Chad Taylor of Lexington; a sister, Kathleen Thompson of Port Richey, Fla.; and step-great-grandchildren, Orchid Taylor and Issac Zorn.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete Reynolds, Curtis Reynolds and Tom Reynolds; and a sister, Ophelia Cassidy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. .   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Robert Allen Ashley Jr.

HARTSVILLE – Robert Allen Ashley Jr., 32, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 from McDonald’s Chapel Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Ohio, Mr. Ashley was a son of Robert A. Ashley Sr. and Darlene Whiteman McCaskill.

Surviving are his father of Akron, Ohio; his mother of McBee; two daughters, Hannah Ashley and Brooke Ashley of Oak Hill, W.Va.; two brothers, Troy Ashley of Kershaw, and David McCaskill of McBee; his maternal grandparents, Sonny Ashley and Patricia Brake of Springfield, Ohio; and a special friend, Crystal Kelly of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Melinda White Sartor Atkinson

CHERAW – Melinda White Sartor Atkinson, 41, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 from North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave., Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Atkinson was a daughter of Margie Louise Helms White and the late Acy F. “Bill” White. She was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church and a graduate of Cheraw High School where she had been a member of the Cheraw High band color guard. Mrs. Atkinson enjoyed crafts and home decorating. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are her husband, Kent Atkinson; three sons, John H. Sartor III, Matthew Sartor and Andrew L. Atkinson of Cheraw; her mother of Cheraw; and a brother, Michael Tyrone Odom of Nashville, Tenn.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  .   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Lucy Mae Evans Avery

CHESTERFIELD – Lucy Mae Evans Avery, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 from St. James A.M.E. Zion Church with Doris Xavier officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Avery was a daughter of the late Bennie and Lizzie Dixon Evans, and the widow of Raze Avery. She was a member of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church. Mrs. Avery was well known for her cooking abilities. Her great-grandchildren acclaimed her the very best cook in the world. She loved good music and dancing with her grandson Lavon.

Surviving are a daughter, Flora “Jean” A. (Joe) Graham of Cheraw; a daughter-in-law, Irene M. Avery of Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Angela (Ken) Alexander of Charleston, Lavon Avery of Atlanta, Ga., Salena Watson of Bellevue, Neb., and Vonnie Asher of the home; an adopted daughter, Diane McFarlin of Cheraw; nine great-grandchildren, Vandrea, Vandalyn, Aven, Justin, Cierra, George, Ryan, Avery and Zyan; a brother, Bennie P. (Carolyn) Evans of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Mary Helen Evans and Vellman E. Chapman of Chesterfield; a very special niece, Barbara Ann Watson, and her family, Bennie, Brandon and Brittany; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, John Albert Avery and Levander Avery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day, October 26, 2006.

Lucille Rollings Baker

PAGELAND – Lucille Rollings Baker, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 from Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Union Hill Baptist Church, 1209 Union Hill Church Road, Pageland, S.C. 29728.

Born to Rufus and Lola Pate Rollings, Mrs. Baker was the widow of Everette C. Baker.

Surviving are two sons, Roger (Pam) Baker and Donnie (Lisa) Baker of Jefferson; three daughters, Bonnie (Marty) Miles of Jefferson, Judy (BJ) Morton of Chesterfield, and Nancy (Freddie) Arant of Pageland; a daughter-in-law, Joan Baker of Pageland; two sisters, Wilma Laney and Eva McManus of Pageland; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Buck Baker.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home. .   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Billy Wayne Blakeney

PAGELAND – Billy Wayne Blakeney, 55, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 from Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, Mt. Croghan, with the Rev. Eugene Campbell officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Blakeney was a son of Janie Chambers Blakeney and the late Reece Blakeney. He attended the Chesterfield County public schools and was last employed with Tucker Lumber Company in Pageland.

Surviving are a brother, Douglas Chambers of Pageland; two sisters, Geneva (James) Moore of Mt. Croghan, and Mary Jane (Franklin) Blakeney of Pageland; an uncle, John Chambers of Pageland; three aunts, Irene Chambers and Katherine Sowell of Pageland, and Essie Huntley of Philadelphia, Pa.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Reece Blakeney Jr. and Bobby Lee Blakeney; and a sister, Nellie Mae Horton.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Pageland. .   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Richard Liggett Boatwright

HARTSVILLE – Richard Liggett Boatwright, 67, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23 from Hartsville Calvary Church of the Nazarene with the Revs. Bob Morris and John Griggs officiating. Burial followed in Piney Plains Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hartsville Calvary Church of the Nazarene.

Born in Kershaw County, Mr. Boatwright was a son of Blanche Oakley Boatwright Laundreaux and the late Ira Bill Boatwright. He was a charter member of Hartsville Calvary Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Boatwright served in the United States Marines Corps and the U.S. Army. He had retired from the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Boatwright also retired from INA Bearing and the civil service at the Hartsville OMS Shop. He was a current and past commander of the DAV 47 and a member of the Woodmen of the World.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie “Cookie” Skipper Boatwright of Hartsville; a son, Robert “Peanut” (Lori) McElroy of Hartsville; his mother of Hartsville; sisters, Margaret (Roland) O’Neal of Hartsville, and Brenda Hodge of Cheraw; a brother, C.R. Boatwright of Hartsville; and two grandchildren, Kimberly McElroy and Eric McElroy.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. .   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Thomas Melvin Davis

CHESTERFIELD – Thomas Melvin Davis, 88, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta, Ga.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, Meals on Wheels, 3365 Wamble Hill Road, Chesterfield; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Morven, N.C., Mr. Davis was a son of the late Ernest Duvall Davis and Blanche Niven Davis Jennings. He was a graduate of Georgia Military College and Wofford College. Mr. Davis was the retired owner and operator of Davis Waycaster Contracting, Inc. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo Mauldin Davis of the home; two daughters, Cindy Davis (Ken) White of Douglasville, Ga., and Sandy Davis (Stan) Robertson of Gainesville, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Cathy Davidson (Richard) Carnes of Chesterfield; five grandchildren, Roy F. “Rick” (Susan) Engman III, Michael Thomas Engman, Ry Ann (Gene) Harris, Krista (Everett) Demby and Lee (Jessie) Carnes; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica Maria Engman and Devin Lee Carnes.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Jackson Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. .   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Curtis Lee Goodwin

CHESTERFIELD – Curtis Lee Goodwin, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Dade County, Fla., Mr. Goodwin was a son of the late Henry Frank and Lillie Virginia Hilliard Goodwin, and was the widower of Margie Rae Rhynes Goodwin. He was a retired employee of Burlington Industries. Mr. Goodwin was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are two sons, Curtis L. (Cindy) Goodwin Jr. and Tim Goodwin of Cheraw; three grandchildren, Callie Goodwin, Shelton Goodwin and Aspen Goodwin; two brothers, Frank “H.J.” (Shirley) Goodwin of Hampton, Va., and Harold (Barbara) Goodwin of Purvis, Miss.; and two sisters, Vera (Doug) Kimrey of Cheraw, and Blanche Allen of Hartsville.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

 

 

Nathaniel Griffith

CHESTERFIELD – Nathaniel Griffith, 55, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ernest Reese officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Griffith was a son of Audrey Joines Griffith and the late Joseph F. Griffith. He graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1973, and joined the United States Army. Mr. Griffith joined New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. and later moved his membership to Wesley United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Senior and Male Choir.

Surviving are two sisters, Elizabeth Chapman and Willa Dean (Rivers) Hailey of Cheraw; three aunts, Mable Dixon of Chesterfield, Joyce Moser of Ruby, and Patricia Rivers of Chesterfield; three nieces; four nephews; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Helen Kathleen Tucker Griggs

CHERAW – Helen Kathleen Tucker Griggs, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Dillon, Mrs. Griggs was the daughter of the late Aaron F. and Ruby T. Tucker, and was the widow of J. D. Griggs Sr. She was a retired caregiver to many in the surrounding community. Mrs. Griggs enjoyed people, and for many years she and her husband were Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus for local holiday parades and events. She was a 1951 graduate of Cheraw High School, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi for many years. Mrs. Griggs was a volunteer at St. David’s Thrift Shop and Hospice of Chesterfield County. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, was active in the United Methodist Women, and taught a Sunday School class. For several years Mrs. Griggs was also active with the Women of the Church at the Society Hill Presbyterian Church. A wonderful mother and grandmother, she was a caring person who exemplified Christian love in her care giving duties.

Surviving are a son, John David (Phyllis) Griggs Jr. of Columbia; two brothers, Harry Tucker of Cheraw, and J. D. Tucker of San Antonio, Texas; five sisters, Margaret Stafford, Faye White, Betty Roberts and Sue Gainey of Cheraw, and Debbie Hanna of Manning; three grandchildren, Kathryn Elizabeth Griggs, John David Griggs III and Sarahanne Kathleen Griggs; a great grandson, William James Ewing; and her long-time companion, her dog Jasmine.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Jerry Boswell Hendley

CHERAW – Jerry Boswell Hendley, 61, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006.

A private funeral service will be held by the family.

 Born in Morehead City, N.C., Mr. Hendley was a son of the late Thomas Monroe and Ethel Lee Boswell Hendley. He was a United States Coast Guard veteran.

Surviving are a daughter, Rachel Hendley Halberg of Ellensburg, Wash.; two brothers, Thomas (Lou) Monroe Hendley Jr. and James (Patsy) Thad Hendley of Cheraw; a special friend, Barbara Sanderson of Capitola, Calif; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Alicia Michelle Tuten Howle

HARTSVILE – Alicia Michelle Tuten Howle, 30, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 from Souls Harbor Church with the Rev. Wayne Windham officiating. Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born in Pell City, Ala., Mrs. Howle was a daughter of Ira Joseph and Ruth Bullard Tuten. She attended Hartsville High School.

Surviving are her husband, John B. Howle of Hartsville; three sons, Tyler Howle, Christian Howle and Cameron AJay Howle of Hartsville; her father and mother of Hartsville; two sisters, Lanora Hoffman (Michael) Allen of Florence, Stephanie (Dennis) Guinn of Cheraw; a brother, Johnny (Linda) Hoffman of Hartsville; nieces and nephews, Jessica Sims, B. J. Sims,

 

Ashlyn Allen, Landon Allen, Tracy Gainey, Chad Gainey and Paul Bailey Jr.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Lewellyn Jordan

 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH – Lewellyn Jordan, 64, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006.

A funeral service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad, Sea Mountains Highway, Cherry Grove Beach, S.C. 29582.

Born in Chesterfield, Miss Jordan was a daughter of the late James Archie and Phoebe Allen Grant. She was a retired executive housekeeper with Pepper Tree Ocean Club in North Myrtle Beach.

Surviving are two brothers, Homer L. Jordan of North Myrtle Beach, and James A. Jordan of Cheraw; two sisters, Eunice J. Privette of North Myrtle Beach, and Joyce A. Simpson of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Edelle Steen Mullahy

MYRTLE BEACH – Edelle Steen Mullahy, 96, of Covenant Towers, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Conway.

Born in McBee, Mrs. Mullahy was a daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Bass Steen, and was the widow of Wilbur F. Mullahy. She came to Myrtle Beach from Syracuse, N.Y., in 1991. Mrs. Mullahy was a communicant of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach.

Survivors include two nieces, Patricia Cook of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Ann Ludgate of Ithaca, N.Y.

Arrangements were entrusted to McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

Jennings L. Smith

HARTSVILLE – Jennings L. “Mr. Red Fox” Smith, 53, died Friday, October 20, 2006.

A celebration of life services was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 from the Hartsville High School Gymnasium with the Revs. Steve Winburn, B. J. Smith and Hazel Mixon officiating. Burial was at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in New Market United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Jennings Smith Wall of Fame, c/o Hartsville High School, 701 Lewellyn Ave., Hartsville, S.C. 29550; or Helping Hands Hospice, 202 S. 2nd St., Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Darlington County, Mr. Smith was a son of the late John Wesley and Beler Mae Wallace Smith. He graduated from Hartsville High School in 1971, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. He was a member of the National Honor Society, was an honorary member of the Red Fox Club and a member of P.A.L.S. (People Always Lending Support) for 14 years, serving as their assistant director for the past three years. He played church basketball and church softball. He coached T-ball, basketball, and worked with the American Legion Baseball program for 34 years.

Mr. Smith was a statistician for Hartsville High School Athletics for 30 years and Hartsville Middle School Athletics for 27 years. He was the sports writer for Darco News and Buyers Guide, the High School Sports Report and the sports show on WSDC radio.

Mr. Smith was awarded several accolades including: the Jaycees’ “Hartsville’s Most Outstanding Young American” in 1985, the “High School Sports Report Fan of the Year” in 1988, and Relay for Life’s “Sexiest Legs in Darlington County” for the past two years. He tutored many students, touched the lives of over 18,000 athletes, attended over 8,000 ball-games.

Surviving are three brothers, James (Betty) Smith of Lamar, John Henry (Hattie) Smith of McBee, Charles (LaVonde) Smith of Murrells Inlet; three sisters, Margaret Morrell, Jeanette (Ray) Winburn, Patricia (Roy) Flowers all of Hartsville; two adopted brothers, Thomas (April) Sellers and Jack O’Neal; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 26, 2006.

 

 

 

 

The Cheraw Chronicle

Obituaries

November 2006

 

Joshua David Adams

CHESTERFIELD – Joshua David Adams, 17, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Youth Develop-ment Fund, P.O. Box 552, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Darlington, Mr. Adams was a son of Carson T. and Teresa D. Nash Adams. He had been a member of the Cheraw High School band and the cross country team. Mr. Adams was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, and Cheraw First Baptist Youth. He loved music, playing his guitar, saxophone, trombone and singing. Mr. Adams was very social and athletic.

Surviving are a brother, Trenton (Lindsay) Lee Adams of Chesterfield; and two sisters, Brittany Briana Crowley of Chesterfield, and Tiffany Alexandra Adams of Charlotte, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Edward ‘Eddie’ Wayne Anhalt

Thursday, November 2, 2006 12:46 AM EST

HARTSVILLE – Edward “Eddie” Wayne Anhalt, 37, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Karl Roesch officiating.

Born in Sumter, Mr. Anhalt was a son of Russell Edward Anhalt and the late Betty S. Antley. Mr. Anhalt worked for Lane Manufacturing and loved to ride his motorcycle.

Surviving are his wife, Beth Hastings Anhalt of Hartsville; a son, Caleb Hastings of Fort Polk, La.; a daughter, Katie Anhalt of Hartsville; his father and stepmother, Russell Edward and Rose Stevenson Anhalt of Cheraw; a sister, Tonda Renee (Tony) Quick of Cheraw; and a niece, Hannah Leigh Huckabee of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Nancy Watson Benton

BETHUNE – Nancy Watson Benton, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Mt. Croghan to Paul Myers and Lillie Mae Laney, she was the widow of Bill Watson.

Surviving are her husband, Johnny Benton; two sons, Thomas and Calvin; five siblings, Frances, Catherine, Paulette, Pat and Doug; seven grand-children; nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Herbert William Britton

CHERAW – Herbert William Britton, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 from Pee Dee Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Corbett, Lila Mae Hooks, Rosa Pulliam and Don Sims officiating. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Born in Brookneal, Va., Mr. Britton was a son of the late William Edward and Rebecca Asher Britton. He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and as a young man worked at the Naval Ship Yard in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Britton was a United States Army veteran of World War II. In 1979 he retired and moved to Cheraw, joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church and served on the Trustee Board. He was a member of Sanctorum Lodge 24 F& AM (PHA) of Cheraw, where he once served as Senior Warden. Mr. Britton was active in the Disabled Veterans organization and was Commander of the local chapter 50. He pursued benefits for veterans in Chesterfield County and placed flags on veterans’ graves on special days.

Surviving are his wife, Caletha; a daughter, Gloria Hudson of Willingboro, N.J.; four sons, Ronnie Britton of Willingboro, Andrew Britton of New York City, N.Y., and Cromwell Ellerbe and Johnnie Ellerbe of Cheraw; 10 grandchildren, Caletha Ellerbe, Tania, Julesia, Ronnie Britton Jr., Ralph, Markcus and Aletha Ellerbe, T.R. and Monica Hudson and Chantilly

Britton; a daughter-in-law, Freida Ellerbe; two sisters, Virginia Armstrong of New York City, and Grace Kelly of Brooklyn; four brothers-in-law, Jessie (Ruby), Herbert (Wila), T.J. and Edward Singleton; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Williams, Gwen Good and Ruth Fisher; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Mosley, and a son, Harold Ellerbe.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Maude Russell Lee Butler

CHERAW – Maude Russell Lee Butler, 90, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 from the chapel of Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Butler was a daughter of the late William Lester and Sarah Ellen Allen Russell. She was widow of Frank Lee and Hillard R. Butler. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw.

Surviving are a daughter, Shirley (Warren) Lee Brown of Navarre Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and close family friends Harold and Dovie Hunter of Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ferris Russell, J.D. Russell; and a sister, Trollie R. Teal.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Betty Rose Dalton Burr

CHERAW – Betty Rose Dalton Burr, 60, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 from North Cheraw Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to North Cheraw Baptist Church, 101 Hartzell Ave, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or the American Diabetes Association, 222 S. Church St., Suite 336 M, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Born in North Carolina, Mrs. Burr was a daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Spivey Dalton, and was the widow of Maxie F. Burr. She was a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church where she served as a pianist and attended the Sunshine Sunday School Class. She enjoyed painting, sewing and woodcrafts.

Surviving are a daughter Jill (Marc) B. Ginsberg of Savannah, Gal; two grandchildren, Bailey Ginsberg and Madison Ginsberg of Savannah; two and five brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jasper (Barbara) Burr of Hartsville, Fred (Mary Sue) Burr of Darlington, Elizabeth (Dallas) Rivers of Chesterfield, and Anna Ruth (Everette) Robinson and Eleanor Burr of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Georgia Mae Chandler

SUMTER – Georgia Mae Fisher Chandler, 85, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in Sumter Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield Mrs. Chandler was a daughter of Dora Katherine Young and Giles Fisher. She was a member of Crosswell Baptist Church. Surviving are two children, Julian Chandler and Cheryl Hickman; two brothers, Marcus Fisher and David Fisher; five grand-children; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bullock Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Sidney Bruce Clark Jr.

DARLINGTON – Sidney Bruce Clark Jr., 86, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 in Ruby.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 1203 E. Chevis St., Florence, S.C. 29506; or the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29212.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Clark was a son of the late Sidney Bruce and Minnie Lee Hendrix Clark, and was the widower of Helen Thurman Clark. He was a retired truck driver and received the 1970 Truck Driver of the Year Award for the state of South Carolina. Mr. Clark was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.

Surviving are two sons, Tommy Clark and Johnny Clark of Darlington; a daughter, Dianne C. Morris of Darlington; two grandchildren, Heather Morris and John (A.J.) Clark; a great-grandson, Sidney Caleb Clark; and a cousin, William (Geraldine) Wilks of Patrick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Abraham Dominguez

CANCUN, MEXICO – Abraham Dominguez, 50, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 from Grooms Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Cancun.

Mr. Dominguez was born in Las Choapas, Ver. Mexico.

Surviving are his wife, Deyanira of Cancun; three daughters, Veronica, Josefina and Esmoraldo of Cancun; two brothers, Antonio and Manuel of Cancun; and a sister, Laura of Cancun.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Monty Calvin Freeman

CHESTERFIELD – Monty Calvin Freeman died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006 at his home.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 from Friendship United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws, c/o Jerry Gaskins, 84 Huntley Shop Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Chesterfield, Mr. Freeman was a son of the late the Rev. John Calvin and Margie Ana Gathings Freeman. He was a 1966 graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended the University of South Carolina. Mr. Freeman was the retired owner and operator of Freeman’s T.V. and Satellite and was a former member of the S.C. National Guard.

Surviving are a daughter, Deanna Freeman Buchanan of Raleigh, N.C.; a grandson, Pryce Buchanan of Raleigh, N.C.; two brothers, Bobby (Sharon) Freeman of Chesterfield, and Steven Freeman of China; and two sisters, Sharon Freeman (Jerry) Griggs of Hartsville, and Janet F. (David) Caulder of Chesterfield.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Vera Eliza Smith Gandy

BENNETTSVILLE – Vera Eliza Smith Gandy, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 from Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Pageland, Mrs. Gandy was a daughter of the late James Tracy and Jennie Florence Helms Smith, and was the widow of Samuel Alexander Gandy. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Senior Circle and Shiloh Women’s Club. Mrs. Gandy was a housewife and mother. She enjoyed quilting, painting, cooking, baking, bird watching and gardening.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne A. (Ann) Gandy of Bennettsville, and James “June” Harry (Pat) Ellis of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Joyce (Ron) McLendon of Bennettsville, and Betty (George) Boan of Cheraw; a brother, James “Jake” Tracy Smith of Monroe, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Riley Smith and John Washington Smith, and three sisters, Carrie S. Tucker, Cora S. Shuck and Virginia “Teeney” F. Smith.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

James Henry Grant

PATRICK – James Henry “Dee Dee” Grant, 62, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 from the Cheraw Community Center. Burial followed in Ousleydale Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Grant was a son of the late Mary Elizabeth Grant and James Jerry Grant. He graduated from Long High School in 1963 and worked at Crown Cork and Seal in Cheraw for 29 years.

Surviving are three children, Mae West (Thed) Bostic, James Steven (Felicia) Grant and Dana Telanda Grant; the mother of his children, Carrie Grant Bower; a special friend, Nan Rushing; four grandchildren, James Ashley Grant, Michael Taylor Grant, Portia Danielle Grant and Thed Ja’von Bostic; 10 sisters, Mae Esther Fields, Elizabeth (William) Sellers, Shirley L. (Tim) Grant, Treniece Evans, Martha Bradford, Claretta (Smith) Curtis, Hazel Heidt, Willie Mae Watlington, Rebecca Frazier and Arifah Sabari; four brothers, Fuller (Geraldine) Gattison, Ray (Lois) Melton, Nero (Darlene) Grant and Clarence Ernest (Barbara) Grant; 161 nieces and nephews; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Annette Sellers, and five brothers, Leory Fountain, Lendward Grant, Jerry Junior Grant, James Quincy Smith and Noah Smith.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Franklin Hancock

RUBY – Franklin Hancock, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 from Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church, Meals of Wheels, 3365 Wamble Hill Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709; or to a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Ruby, Mr. Hancock was a son of the late Redmon Major and Mollie Welch Hancock. He was a retired employee with the Chesterfield County Detention Center. Mr. Hancock was a member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon, choir director, Sunday School teacher and training union director. He enjoyed singing and playing music, and was a former member of the Sunlighters Quartet and Dixie Melody Makers.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Sara Sutton Hancock of the home; a son, Tony (Marvelle) Hancock of Cheraw; and a granddaughter, Tracy Hancock of Cheraw.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Evelyn B. Johnson

CHERAW – Evelyn B. Johnson, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 in Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 from St. David’s Episcopal Church. Burial followed in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace.

Memorials may be made to St. David’s School Scholarship Fund for Jack Johnson, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Clinton, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred Weaver Balance. She was a retired Marlboro County E-911 operator and formerly worked in Chesterfield County as a 911 operator. Mrs. Johnson was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church.

Surviving are her husband, Ross Johnson of the home; two sons, Wayne Johnson and Michael (Kathy) Johnson of Wallace; a brother, Roger Balance of Fredericksburg, Texas; two sisters, Faye Castelloe of Asheboro, N.C., and Florence Hudson of Cheraw; and a grandson, Jack Walker Johnson of Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

 

 

Jeffrey Robert-Douglas Lemmons

CHESTERFIELD – Jeffrey Robert-Douglas Lemmons, 22, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 from Kiser Funeral Home. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park, Wadesboro, N.C.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Lemmons was a son of Myra Jean Davis Lemmons and the late Joseph Lee Lemmons Sr. Growing up in Chesterfield; he became a very accomplished and acclaimed musician – letting music carry him through the trials of life. Never one to give up the fight, Jeffrey remained steadfast until he could no more.

Surviving are his mother of Wilmington, N.C.; grandparents, Eileen Davis of Kannapolis, N.C., and Helen Lemmons of Charlotte.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Charles Hyman McBride Jr.

MYRTLE BEACH – Charles Hyman McBride Jr., 55, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 at home.

A celebration of his life was held at 11:11 am, Friday, Oct. 27 from Myrtle Beach Community Church with Ronny Byrd, Greg Anderson and Steve Cromer officiating. A second celebration service was held at 11:11 am, Saturday, Oct. 28 from First Baptist Church of Cheraw.

 

 

Memorials may be made to Waccamaw Community Foundation for the Charlie McBride Foundation, 507 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 to support the next generation of Christian leaders.

Born in Bennettsville, Mr. McBride was a son of Charles H. McBride Sr. and the late Sara Warden McBride. He was a well-known marketing professional for more than 30 years. Mr. McBride was a partner in ZDirect, owner of advertising agency, Marketing Architects and a former employee of WPDE.

Mr. McBride was an active and enthusiastic member of Myrtle Beach Community Church. He led numerous men’s Bible studies, Christian leadership groups in various churches and was instrumental within the recovery community.

Mr. McBride had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful storyteller. He used these gifts to unashamedly share the impact Jesus Christ had on his life with friends, family and business associates.

He constantly challenged those around him to live life “on the edge” where God intended them to be.

Surviving are his wife Julia Conn McBride of the home; three cousins Sally Bryant, Frankie (Jay) Hughes and Millie (David) Betts; a multitude of friends in his hometown of Cheraw, in Myrtle Beach and around the country; and two nephews, Dalton Davenport and Colton Davenport.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

 

Hattie McManus

ROCK HILL – Hattie McManus, 80, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006.

Burial will be private.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. McManus was a daughter of the late Johnny Watt and Mae Rollins Watts. She was a housewife.

Surviving are a sister, Martha Wright; three brothers, Willie Watts, Carson Watts and Darryl Watts; three grandchildren; and four great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Funderburk; and two daughters, Elizabeth Watts and Betsy Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Parker Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Mavis G. Melton

CHESTERFIELD – Mavis G. Melton has died.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 from New Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Napoleon Zinnerman officiating. Burial followed in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Melton was a daughter of the late Baxter and Clara Mae Jackson Rivers, and was the widow of Reedy Melton Jr. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and was a graduate of Chesterfield High School.

 

At an early age Mrs. Melton joined Mount Tabor United Methodist Church but later joined New Zion Baptist Church. She was a Mother of the Church, deaconess, church clerk, president of the Pastor’s Aide, church secretary and a member of the Missionary Board. Mrs. Melton was a charter member of the Forest Dale Chapter 379, Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron. She was an active supporter of several local community organizations, including the NAACP. Mrs. Melton was active in the Chesterfield Democratic Party, encouraging citizens to vote and take part in their civic responsibility. She served as a poll worker and manager for many elections, and was an active participant in many “Get Out To Vote” campaigns. Mrs. Melton served as Vacation Bible teacher, assisted with school PTA’s, booster clubs, Brownies, Girl Scout troops and many other community activities.

Surviving are five daughters, Jacqueline M. Melton of Florence, Pearl Melton of Greensboro, N.C., Kitty C. (Chico Sr.) Carter of Columbia, Doretha Melton of Atlanta, Ga., and Sherese Melton of Columbia; two sons, Reed F. Melton of Chicago, Ill., and James Perry Melton of Columbia; three grandchildren, James “Fred” Melton, Cierra Nicole Carter and Chico Mellichamp Carter Jr.; two sisters, Doris Hood of Arvene, N.Y., and Audrey Davis of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, William Baxter Rivers of Cleveland, Ohio; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

 

Eric Moore

PAGELAND – Eric Moore, 64, formerly of Charlotte, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 from New Zion Baptist Church. Burial followed in York Memorial Park.

Arrangements were entrusted to King’s Funeral Home of Pageland.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Esroe Dove ‘Tad Pole’ Nesbitt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Esroe Dove “Tad Pole” Nesbitt, 60, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 in Mercy Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 from St. Luke Holiness Church with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Nesbitt was a son of the late Esroe Dove and Flora Nesbitt. He attended Chesterfield County public schools, and became a member of St. Luke Holiness Church at an early age. Later he moved to Charlotte where he worked as an artist and construction worker.

Surviving are a brother, Julius Dove of Cheraw; three great aunts, Frances Dove, Thelma Huggins and Bessie Ellerbe, all of Cheraw; two nieces, Ella Mae Byrd and Diane Falls; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Salome Dove, and a sister, Emma Dove.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Bertha Emily Rivers

CHERAW – Bertha Emily Rivers, 80, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 from Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Born in Baden, N.C., Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late Landy James and Dollie Sellers Rivers. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Gerar Rivers of the home; two sons, Tommy (Laticia) Rivers of Cheraw, and Johnny (Olinda) Rivers of Laredo, Texas; five grandchildren, Susan Leigh Rivers, Elizabeth Gail (Jeffrey) Crawford, Olinda (Hector) Camelo, Luisa (Pablo) De Los Santos and Alejandra Fernadez; six great-grandchildren, Nathan Gage Crawford, Ethan Gerar Crawford, Sydney Alana Crawford, Carolina De Los Santos, Pablo De Los Santos and Hector Camelo; and a sister, Roberta R. Burr of Harrisburg, Pa.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Bernice Freeman Teal

PATRICK – Bernice Freeman Teal, 57, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006.

A funeral service was held 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 from Brown Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Donnie Faulkenbury and Vernon Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd. Suite 1010, Rockville MD 20852; or Brown Springs Baptist Church.

Born in Darlington County, Mrs. Teal was a daughter of the late George W. and Myrtle Warren Freeman Sr.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Carl E. “Buck” Teal of Patrick; a son, Sandy Teal of Patrick; a daughter, Sheila Stephens of Patrick; two sisters, Daisy Brazell of Camden, and Margie Smith of Austin, Texas; four brothers, G.W. Freeman of Florence, Chuck Freeman of Santee, and Ricky Freeman and Michael Freeman of Hartsville; four grandsons, John Stephens, Donald Stephens, Allen Teal and Austin Teal.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Freeman; and two sisters, Frances Hall and EttaRee Hensley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Robert Donald Thornton

CHER AW – Robert Donald Thornton, Emeritus Professor of English and State University of New York Exchange Scholar, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006 in Cheraw.

Born in West Somerville, Maine, Dr. Thornton was a son of the late John William and Winifred Amelia, longtime residents of Winchester, Maine.

Dr. Thornton was educated in the Winchester public schools; at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., from which he received in 1939 the B.A. with honors in General Scholarship and High Distinction in English; and at Western Reserve University and Harvard University, where he received MAs before World War II. Further studies at the University of Colorado (Boulder) Naval Japanese Language School prepared him for his overseas service with United States Naval Intelligence as both a translator and interrogator. With the peace he returned to Harvard for his Ph.D. in English Philology, graduating in 1949 as a Teaching Fellow and as a Dexter Fellow.

For 45 years Dr. Thornton made a career of teaching at Harvard University, the University of Colorado, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School (Austin, Texas), the University of South Carolina (Columbia), Kansas State University (Manhattan), and the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he chaired the department of English and world literature. His scholarship made him an international authority on Robert Burns and the cultural history of 18th century Scotland. Dr. Thornton was the first professor to be signaled out by the Graduate School of Kansas State University as a foremost teacher; at the University of South Carolina he was the first recipient of the Donald Russell Prize for illustrious scholarship. Articles, books, and such collabo-rations as that with Melville Smith, Director of the Longy School of Music and with Thomas Heyward, Metro-politan Opera tenor, for the LP record of the songs of Robert Burns and Francis Hopkinson brought Dr. Thornton such awards as Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Grantee of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, Grantee of the American Council of Learned Societies, and inclusion in Who’s Who in America.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Grace Ellen; two sons Robert Harrington, college dean, Naugatuck, Conn., and David Farrington, actor, New York City; and a brother Norman Miles of Yarmouth, MA.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Maggie Lee Malloy Wilson

EAST ORANGE, N.J. – Maggie Lee Malloy Wilson, 79, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 from New Ephesus Baptist Church with the Rev. John Shore Jr. officiating.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late Johnson and Kathleen Malloy, and was the widow of Albert Wilson. She attended school in Chesterfield County and had been a member of Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church and Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. Mrs. Wilson later moved to Newark, N.J. and joined New Ephesus Baptist Church where she served as president of the Carolina Club and sang in the Senior Choir. She was a seamstress for Barlyn Manufacturing Company, from which she retired.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Ann Wilson of Newark; a granddaughter, Jocelyn Ferguson of Newark; two brothers, James Robert Malloy of Cheraw, and John Albert (Geraldine) Malloy of Chesterfield; 18 nieces and nephews, and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine, Thalia and Florine Malloy; a sister-in-law, Loreain D.

Malloy, and a niece, Diane McCorkle.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 02, 2006.

Timmy Blakeney

PAGELAND – Timmy Blakeney, 48, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 from Mount Harmon Baptist Church with the Revs. H.E. Dickson and R.J. Knox officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Pageland, Mr. Blakeney was a son of the late Printice and Mae Lee Bracy Blakeney. He attended public schools in Chesterfield County and was a member of Mount Harmon Baptist Church.

Surviving are three brothers, Hurley Blakeney of Mt. Croghan, and Lee Kirby Blakeney and James Blakeney of Pageland; and four sisters, Jerlean Price, Lola Blakeney, Cathy Cole and Patricia Hammonds of Pageland.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Polly Blakeney and Lilly M. Louallen; and a brother, Pete Bracey.

Arrangements were entrusted to McCray Funeral.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Annie Bell Brown

CHERAW – Annie Bell Brown, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 from Flemming Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Rogers officiating. Burial followed in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late John Adams and Maggie Perry Robinson. She joined Goodman Creek Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully until her health failed.

Surviving are her children, James E. Baylor of the home, Annie Bell Chase of Baltimore, Md., and Sandra (K.C.) Johnson, Margaret Baylor and A.J. (Carla) Brown of Cheraw; a sister, Mardessie Hancock of Cheraw; a granddaughter she reared, Elisha Brown of Cheraw; an adopted daughter, Denise Eggleston of Cheraw; 20 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Cheraw  .  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Lillie Mae Ghent

CHERAW – Lillie Mae Ghent, 65, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at Chesterfield General Hospital.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 from Grooms Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Ecford officiating. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Cheraw, Ms. Ghent was a daughter of Albert and Ernestine Grubb. She was educated in Chesterfield County public schools. Ms. Ghent was a member of Temple of Deliverance.

Surviving are two brothers, Ellis (Crystal) Grubb and Erik (Brenda) Grubb of Cheraw; two sisters, Beverly Jefferson and Linda Hartzell of Cheraw; two uncles, the Rev. Leroy (Rosa Mae) Waddell of Cheraw, and Willie (Joyce) Waddell of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two aunts, Lena Mae (Percy) Spellman of Brooklyn, and Barbara Rock of Raleigh, N.C.; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Shirley Mathis Law

WALLACE – Shirley Mathis Law, 53, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.

A private funeral service will be held.

Born in Chesterfield County, Ms. Law was a daughter of the late Earl and Evelyn Blockover McGee. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a son, Tony Dale (Amanda) Lee of Wallace; a brother, James McGee of Kannapolis, N.C.; a sister, Ellen Hancock of Cheraw; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Timmy Darren Lee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Mary Sandra Robinson McFarlin

CHESTERFIELD – Mary Sandra Robinson McFarlin, 59, died Wednes-day, Nov. 1, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 from Flemming Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. McFarlin was a daughter of the late John Buster and Mary Hannah Turnage Robinson. At an early age she joined Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church and later joined Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc. Mrs. McFarlin held numerous jobs, with the last one being at Chesterfield High School. Many of the students called her “Grandma.”

Surviving are her husband, James; a daughter, Camilla; five sons, James (Lisa) of Chesterfield, Davie (Paulette) of Morven, N.C., Richard (Angie) of Jonesboro, Ga., John (Celeste) of Cheraw, and Joseph (Leeanne) of Columbia; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Brenda of Ruby, and Rhonda (Wayne) of Rustberg, Va.; two brothers, Thomas of Chesterfield, and William (Helen) of Atlanta, Ga.; an aunt, Mary Agnes of Chesterfield; a special cousin, Edward Ratcliff (Weezie); and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Daisy McFarland, and a sister, Daisy Crawford.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flem-mng Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Hattie Bell Watts McManus

KERSHAW – Hattie Bell Watts McManus died October 20, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 in Kershaw City Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Hargett officiating.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. McManus was a daughter of Johnny and Mae Rollins Watts, and was the widow of Yancy McManus.

Surviving are four siblings, Martha Wright, Willie Watts, Carson Watts and Darryl Watts; three grandchildren, Jennifer Taylor, Steven Wallace and Jason Wallace; and four great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Funderburk; and two daughters, Elizabeth McManus and Betsy Wallace.

Arrangements were entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Jackson Paul Mullis

  1. CROGHAN – Jackson Paul Mullis, 83, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

A funeral service was held at noon Monday, Nov. 6 from Cross Roads Baptist Church with military honors and Masonic funeral rites at the graveside.

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church Building Fund, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741; or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Mineral Springs, N.C., Mr. Mullis was a son of the late Harvey Wilson Mullis and Brite Vickery Mullis. He lived in Union and Mecklenburg counties in North Carolina before retiring to Mt. Croghan. Mr. Mullis was a United States Army combat veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He owned and operated several service stations and an auto repair shop in Charlotte, N.C., opened Monroe Radiator Works, PMI and Golden Hammer Builders. Mr. Mullis enjoyed automotive racing and owned teams in micro midgets and stock car, rookie, semi modified and sportsman classes. He later became a track official. Before retiring Mr. Mullis

 was a member of Morning Star Lutheran Church, serving as deacon, youth group leader and new building chairman. He was a Master Mason at East Gate Lodge A.F.A.M. 692 in Charlotte, continuing in Masonry to complete the York Rite, and was a Life Sponsor of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. Upon retirement Mr. Mullis moved to Mt. Croghan where he enjoyed farming, hunting and running his beagles. He had many dogs to win field trial awards, trophies and ribbons. Mr. Mullis became a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church, Ruby Lodge A.F.A.M. 314 and a member of the local American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Creech Mullis; a daughter, Jan Mullis Lechleider; a son, Gary Paul (Collette) Mullis; four grandchildren, Jason Paul (Tracy) Mullis, Karen Mullis (Patrick) Kent, Jeffrey Paul (Susan) Craven and Kimberly Craven (Troy) Pope; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Myrtle Freeman.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Clara Mae Shafer Muri

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. – Clara Mae Shafer Muri, 93, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 from First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the City Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Harris Hospice, Presbyterian Hospital, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

Born in Buena Vista, Va., Mrs. Muri was a daughter of the late George

Preston and Lily Ann Shorter Shafer, and was the widow of Marcus Joseph Muri. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Marcine (Col. John) Wendall of Orangeburg, and Linda (Jim) McQuaige of Cherryville; two sons, Alan (Betty) Muri of Charlottesville, Va., and Marc (Kay) Muri of Blythewood; four grandchildren, Fr. James Fraser (Sally) Lyon IV of Columbia, John Marcus (Celeste) Lyon of Lexington, Shawn Rupard of Cherryville, and Kelly (Ted) Webster of Kings Mountain, N.C.; six great-grandchildren, James, Leslie, Lindsay and Andrew Lyon, and Shafer and Hayden Rupard; and a sister, Ruby Chaplin of Buena Vista.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carpenters Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Randy Lawrence Sturdivant

CHERAW – Randy Lawrence Sturdivant, 28, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Born in New Haven, Conn., Mr. Sturdivant was a son of Patricia and the late Lawrence Sturdivant. He had been associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses since he was very young. Mr. Sturdivant loved basketball.

Surviving are his mother of New Haven; a brother, Keith Leroy Wiley of Cheraw; two sisters, Dana Marie Welch of Cheraw, and Tasha Monique Sledd

 

of New Haven; two nieces, Andrea Simone Welch of Cheraw, and Latasha Monea Yarbrough of New Haven; two nephews, Marcus Quadaral Norris and Larry Yarbrough of New Haven; a grandfather, Eric Wiley Sr. of New Haven; three aunts, Denise (Jo Jo) Files of Chesapeake, Va., Darnell Pointer and Nannie Mae (Lewis) Streater of New Haven; two uncles, Alexander (Daisy) Sturdivant of Cheraw, and Eric Wiley Jr. of New Haven; a great-aunt; and a number of relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Alma Myers Sullivan

PAGELAND – Alma Myers Sullivan, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 from Fork Creek United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Zion Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Fork Creek United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Sullivan was a daughter of the late Lester and Brinnie Welch Myers. She was a member of Fork Creek United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two stepsons, Ray Sullivan and Benny Sullivan of Page-land; a stepdaughter, Betty Doster of Pageland; a sister, Sue Lee Gardner of Richmond, Va.; a special friend, Ginger Coffey of Mt. Pleasant; seven step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grand-children; and a step-great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sutton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Jared Neshawn Wilkins

NORTH CHARLESTON – Jared Neshawn Wilkins died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006. All services were private.

Jared Neshawn Wilkins was the infant son of Granville Brice III and Chanda Chefney Wilkins. He was born Oct. 27, 2006 in Charleston.

Surviving are his father and mother of North Charleston; a sister, Theodora Chefney of North Charleston; a brother, Jermel Canales of North Charleston; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Gaddis of Awendaw; his paternal grandmother, Danielle Felicia Suber of Carlisle; his paternal grand-father, Granville Brice Jr. of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Willis Chefney.

Arrangements were entrusted to J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 09, 2006.

Margaret Elliott Branham

HEATH SPRINGS – Margaret Elliott Branham, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 from Flint Ridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Kelvin Hinson and Steve Neal officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Flint Ridge Baptist Church, Building Fund or Family Life Center, 1850 Flint Ridge Road, Heath Springs, S.C. 29058.

Born in Lancaster County, Mrs. Branham was a daughter of the late Walter Elliott and Pearl Cook Elliott, and was the widow of Tommy Branham. She retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Flint Ridge Baptist Church where she was active with adult Sunday School and Young at Heart.

Surviving are seven children, Robert (Vicky) Branham, David (Evon) Branham and Shelby B. Pierce of Heath Springs, Eugene (Gail) Branham of Westville, Barbara B. (Johnny) Robinson of Cheraw, Louise B. (Aaron) Knight of Kershaw, and Geneva B. (Dennis) of Pageland; a brother, John (Dessie) Elliott of Rock Hill; 22 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, David Elliott.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hartley Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Helen Gulledge Brock

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Helen Gulledge Brock, 85, has died.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday,  from Greenlawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Brock was a daughter of the late Archie and Ella Gulledge, and was the widow of the late Walter Carlos Brock. She retired from Seibels Bruce Insurance Group. Mrs. Brock was a former chapter member of Capital View Baptist Church and attended Eastside Baptist Church. She had also lived in Columbia and Greenville.

Surviving are two sons, Walter Jerome (Doris) Brock of Greenville, and Robert Murray (Brenda) Brock of Shawnee, Kan.; five grandchildren, Dorothy Brock (Robert) Wickus and Walter Jon (Cecilia) Brock of Greer, Robin Brock of Myrtle Beach, Robert Brock Jr. of Ruskin, Fla., and Bryan Brock of Kearney, Neb.; and a great-grandchild, Zachary Brock of Ruskin.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Lee Rivers and Ester Eddins; and two brothers, Willie Arthur Gulledge and Murray Gulledge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Woodrow Wilson Crowley

MCFARLAN, N.C. – Woodrow Wilson Crowley, 68, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 in Carolinas Medical Center, Monroe, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 from Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Yvonne Hechler officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Mildred Lowery, 8998 Diggs Road, Morven, N.C. 28119, or Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, N.C. 28110.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Crowley was a son of the late Roger Atwood and Truletta Biles Crowley. He served in the National Guard and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Mr. Crowley worked for many years at Delta Mills Inc. as a shift supervisor. He began his career with Delta in September 1958 and worked most of the time until the mill closed in December 2005. He had much love and devotion for his job, the employees, his friends and for Delta Mills.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Avis Crowley of the home; a son, James (Dawn) Martin of Cheraw; two daughters, Kim (Ronnie) Gainey of McFarlan, and Bree (Wayne) Williams of Cheraw; five grandchildren, Joyce, Chris, Matthew, Forrest and Carrie; four brothers and sisters, James Crowley of Charlotte, N.C., Louise (Ray) Carlson and Norbert (Junene) Kaltwang of Cheraw, and David (Beverly) Crowley of Fairhaven, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Marian Crowley of Newport News, Va.; and his beloved companion Pepper.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Joyce Lowery Crowley; a daughter, Carol Crowley; and two brothers, Roger and Glenn Crowley.

Arrangements were entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home.   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Douglas Eric ‘Bubba’ Fleming

RIVERDALE, GA. – Douglas Eric “Bubba” Fleming, 43, formerly of Salisbury, N.C., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 from A.R. Kelsey Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bobby L. Smith officiating.

Mr. Fleming was a son of Baxter and Brenda W. Fleming. He was a 1982 graduate of Salisbury High School and attended Livingstone College. Mr. Fleming was last employed at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Atlanta, Ga. He was an active member of the Men’s choir and was marketing director for God’s Strength Records. Mr. Fleming was a former member of Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

Surviving are his parents; his wife, Doris Fleming; a daughter, DeAndrea E. Fleming; a stepson, Dante Jenkins; three sisters, Beverly F. (Barron) Wilder of Rex, Ga., Adriene Fleming of Hampton, Ga., and Kimberly F. (Willie) Miller of Salisbury; two brothers, Dr. Mark C. Fleming of Wilmington, Del., and Jason R. Fleming of Salisbury; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Blanche Carolyn Wood Gardner

LUCAMA, N.C. – Blanche Carolyn Wood Gardner, 86, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 from Coley Funeral Home in Kenly, N.C. Burial followed at 4 p.m. in the Mt. Olivet Church Cemetery in Teals Mill.

Born in York, Mrs. Gardner was a daughter of the late Rev. H.J. Wood and Susie Frances Steele Wood, and was the widow of William Douglas Gardner. She had resided in Myrtle Beach and Coinjock, N.C. Mrs. Gardner was a retired bookkeeper whose wonderful smile and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are four daughters, Amisue (Bob) Dubs of Cleveland, Ohio, Judy (Bill) Beasley of Grandy, N.C., Rebecca (Jerry) Rivenbark of Lucama, and Jane (Gordon) Copeland of Durham, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; special friends Donnie and Clarkie Harrison; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Wood Copeland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Coley Funeral Home.   The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Ellen Teal Griggs

HARTSVILLE – Ellen Teal Griggs, 81, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 from Piney Plains Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. William Griggs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Piney Plains Free Will Baptist Church, 1636 E. Old Camden Road, Hartsville, S.C. 29550.

Born in Chesterfield, Mrs. Griggs was a daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Freeman Teal, and was the widow of Bobby Griggs. She was a member of Piney Plains Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda (Johnny) Mitchell, Deanne (Johnny) Johnson and Ethell (Nioka) Jones, all of Hartsville; a son, Randall (Gale) Griggs of Chesterfield; eight grand-children; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene Griggs and Laverne Griggs.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Nina Self Griggs

RUBY – Nina Self Griggs, 67, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at her home.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 from Fairview Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan. 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 Lancaster County, Mrs. Griggs was a daughter of the late Perry Thomas and Lou Ola Johnson Self, and was the widow of Everette C. Griggs. She was a retired supervisor with Challenger Electric and a short order cook with Town & Country in Pageland. Mrs. Griggs was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Danny (Debbie) Griggs of Cheraw; two daughters, Tammy (Arthur) Wright of Jefferson, and Brenda (Ralph) Mills of Mt. Croghan; four brothers, Winston (Faye) Self of Vanceboro, N.C., Crawford (Louise) Self of Traphill, N.C., Oscar (Ruby) Self of Kannapolis, N.C., and Thomas (Sue) Self of Mt. Croghan; two sisters, Dorothy (Buddy) Bradley and Zeata (Raymond) McGraw of Kershaw; a sister-in-law, Bertha Self of Kannapolis; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

 

Leona Hodge

RUBY – Leona Hodge, 71, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 from Chesterfield Church of God. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Ruby, Miss Hodge was a daughter of the late Jason and Lela Sarah Brock Hodge. She was a housekeeper and caregiver. Miss Hodge was a member of the Chesterfield Church of God.

Surviving are four brothers, Jason Junior Hodge, Jerry (Glora) Hodge, Billy (Debbie) Hodge, all of Ruby, and Floyd (Dorothy) Hodge of Chesterfield; five sisters, Cathy (Billy Ray) Jordan of Pageland, Daisy (Luther) Jordan of Patrick, Mary Campbell of Jefferson, Bonnie (Jimmy) Wallace and Rita (Wayne) Mills of Ruby; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Geneva Hodge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Mildred Wheeler Kirven

WALLACE, N.C. – Mildred Wheeler Kirven, 88, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at Davis Health Care, Wilmington, N.C.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 from Padgett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Norman Wheeler officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Park.

 

Casket bearers were Brent Stevens, Stephen Moore, Darian Moore, Timmy James, Rodney Moore, Jay Stallings and Nathaniel Sylvester.

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2301 Stonehenge Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, N.C. 27615.

Born in Hopewell, Va., Mrs. Kirven was a daughter of the late Preston and Mollie Rivenbark Wheeler. She was a member of Poston Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Jane (Nat) Sylvester of Swansboro, N.C., and Annette (Buddy) Stevens of Cheraw; two sons, Jerry (Angela) Moore and Buck (Carolyn) Moore of Willard, N.C.; three sisters, Geraldine Harvell of Willard, Inez Coombs of Kinston, N.C., and Sarah Jones of Rose Hill, N.C.; a brother, Major Wheeler of Honolulu, Hawaii; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Padgett Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006..

Eugene Leviner

WALLACE – Eugene Leviner, 73, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006.

A funeral service was held 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 from White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church,. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Marlboro County, Mr. Leviner was a son of the late Minard and Annie Bell Hatcher Leviner. He was a member of White’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Leviner was retired from J.P. Stevens and enjoyed fishing and carpentry work.

 

Surviving are his wife, Florence Hinson Leviner of Wallace; a daughter, Vickie Jean (Cecil) Cunningham of Wallace; three grandchildren, Kelli (Mark) Brannen, Gene (Christi) McPherson and Amy (Jason) McPherson of Wallace; five great-grandchildren, Tara McPherson, T.J. McPherson, Cody McPherson, Garrett McPherson and Tyler Brannen of Wallace; a brother, Harvey Leviner Wallace; and three sisters, Marilyn Hinson of Gibson, N.C., and Carolyn Morgan and Gracie Redding of Laurinburg, N.C.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Hewitt, and a grandson, Jason McPherson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Herbert Irvin Powe

CHERAW – Herbert Irvin Powe, 67, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 from Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Powe was a son of the late Herbert Irwin Powe Sr. and Annie Davis Powe. He attended Chesterfield County public schools and was a graduate of Johnson C. Smith College in Charlotte, N.C.

Surviving are a daughter, Kimerie V. Powe-Murdock of Greensboro, N.C.; a granddaughter, Gabrielle V. Murdock of Greensboro; three grandsons, Ryan P. Murdock and Mitchell Smith of Greensboro, and Matthew Robertson of Frazier, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Marolyn (John) Robertson of Frazier; a stepson, Jerry D. (Johnnie) Little of Greens-boro; and two cousins, Wilbert (Gloria)

 

Motley of Cheraw, and Loyve (Rudolph) Oesterlin of Spring City, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Powe, and an aunt, Lucille McIver.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home-Cheraw.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

George William Reep

WALLACE – George William Reep, 66, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Rockingham, N.C.

Born in Lincolnton, N.C., Mr. Reep was a son of the late William Howard and Beatrice Guinn Reep. He worked in textiles and was a United States Air Force veteran.

Surviving are two sons William Reep and Matt Reep of Wallace; four daughters, Georgia Brantley of Burlington, Iowa, Gail Fields of Clayton, Ga., Tammy Haney of Teal’s Mill, and Grace Reep of Cheraw; 25 grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Lee Vance Robinson

CHERAW – Lee Vance Robinson died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 from Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ernest

  1. Reece Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Daniel Crawford and Pearl Cannady Robinson. He lived in Greenville for many years before his death. Mr. Robinson attended Coulter Memorial Academy, Harbison Jr. College and received the Bachelor of Arts degree at Morris College and S.C. State College. He received his MAT at Converse College. Mr. Robinson taught in Darlington, Pickens and Greenville County. He taught English, drama, social studies and journalism and also taught music/choral directing. Mr. Robinson directed an adult education program and was a private piano instructor. He served as organist for Piedmont churches for many years. Affiliations include N.E.A. AND S.C.E.A memberships, secretary of United Methodist Men, secretary to the committee on Nominations and Personnel, Senior choir, member and associate organist of the Male choir, member of WEL Club and Adm. Council. Mr. Robinson was a member of Wesley U.M. Church in Cheraw and John Wesley U.M. Church in Greenville. He was an active officer in Coulter Memorial Academy and Harbison Jr. College Alumnus. Mr. Robinson was twice nominated Teacher of the Year and was a certified lay speaker in the South Carolina United Methodist Conference.

Arrangements were entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Harris Stafford

CHERAW – Harris Stafford, 96, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 from First

Southern Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Southern Methodist Church, c/o Patsy Caulder, 5096 Teals Mill Rd., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, or a charity of one’s choice.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Stafford was a son of the late John Cary and Minnie Brigman Stafford, and was the widower of Lola Rainwater Stafford. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Stafford was a charter member of First Southern Methodist Church, where he served as a former Sunday school teacher, steward, choir member and member of the Men’s Cartwright Fellowship.

Surviving are a son, Richard H. (Margaret) Stafford of Cheraw; three daughters, Julia S. Davis, Sylvia S. Polson and Dorothy S. Harpe, all of Cheraw; a sister, Pearl Fincher of Winston-Salem, N.C.; 12 grand-children; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Malinda Stafford; four brothers, and three sisters.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Joshua David Adams

CHESTERFIELD – Joshua David Adams, 17, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Youth Development Fund, P.O. Box 552, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Darlington, Mr. Adams was a son of Carson T. and Teresa D. Nash Adams of Chesterfield. He had been a member of the Cheraw High School Band, and the cross country team. Mr. Adams was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, and Cheraw First Baptist Youth. He loved music, playing his guitar, saxophone, trombone and singing, and was very social and athletic.

Surviving are a brother, Trenton (Lindsay) Lee Adams of Chesterfield; and two sisters, Brittany Briana Crowley of Chesterfield, and Tiffany Alexandra Adams of Charlotte, N.C.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

Edith A. Batten

CHERAW – Edith A. Batten, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006.

A private graveside funeral service was held in Pikeville Cemetery, Pikeville, N.C. with Pastor David Bradshaw officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Born in Somers, Mont., Mrs. Batten was a daughter of the late Henry and Dominica Iuriatti Carbonari, and was the widow of Charles Batten. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, and was retired from the United States Department of State with the Agency for International Development after 37 years of service.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah (Charles) Rose of Cheraw; a brother, Rino Carbonari of Spokane, Wash.; and two grandchildren, Sgt. David Rose, USMC, of Quantico, Va., and Mary Ann Rose of Charleston.

Arrangements were entrusted to Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

 Carey H. Davis Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Carey H. Davis Jr., 89, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 from Zoar United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Davis Plot of 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 Chesterfield, Mr. Davis was a son of the late Carey Hunley and Zuline Ellis Davis. He was raised on a farm and never lost the love of tending the soil with his tractor. Mr. Davis was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee for several years. He was a member of Chesterfield Masonic Lodge 220 for over 55 years. Mr. Davis was a graduate of Zoar High School and attended Pheiffer and Clemson College. He was a retired employee of Celonese Corporation in Rock Hill. In 1985 he married Louise K. Rivers and they enjoyed 21 wonderful years together, camping and visiting all but five of the United States.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Davis of the home; a daughter, Aretas D. (Boyce D. Jr.) Phillips of Chesterfield; two stepdaughters, Pat R. (Steve) Honeycutt of Chesterfield, and Pam R. (Larry) Bowen of Clemmons, N.C.; two grandchildren, Shawn (Sherilyn) Rivers of Charleston, and Kelli R. (Ray) Priest of Salem; three step-grandchildren, Nikki Bowen Jeff Honeycutt and Travis Honeycutt; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, John (Betty) Kluttz of Baltimore, Md., George (Judy) Kluttz of Concord, N.C., and Grant (Margie) Kluttz of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Jane (James) Safrit of Concord, Mary Plott Porter of Annapolis, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Kluttz Davis.

Arrangements were entrusted to Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

Ellar Michael Dixon

CHERAW – Ellar Michael Dixon died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 at Cheraw Healthcare.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 from Grooms Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Reco Johnson, James Shine Jr. and Charles Tillman officiating. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Dixon was a daughter of the late Mittie and Dave Michael, and was the widow of Sam Dixon. She attended the public schools of Anson County, N.C. Known as “Ma,” Mrs. Dixon spent her life rearing her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was affiliated with Lilly Grove Holiness Church and Solid Rock Baptist Church.

Surviving are three children, Mary Shine of Marshville, N.C., Weldon Timmons of Laurinburg, N.C., and Elizabeth Jones of Cheraw; a great-niece, Polly Ann Hill of Cheraw; 57 grandchildren; over 100 great- and great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Geneva Michael of Pageland; and a number of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons; two sisters; and five brothers.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

John Otis Gillespie

CHERAW – John Otis Gillespie, 93, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 from Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church with the Revs. Alton N. David, Dr. M.F. Harrington, James R. McLean and Charles Mack officiating. Burial followed in the Gillespie Family Cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Gillespie was a son of the late James and Roxie Ann Crump Gillespie, and was the widower of Maggie McFarlan Gillespie. He was a member of Smithville A.M.E. Zion Church, where he was the father of the church. “Mr. Johnny” was a farmer all his life and would give to the community whenever he could.

Surviving are five sisters, Frances Carter of Greenville, N.C., Mae Belle Isaac and Annie Sellers of Cheraw, Dora Mae Floyd of Baltimore, Md., and Roxie Ann Poe of Washington, D.C.; a brother, James (Elizabeth) Gillespie Jr. of Cheraw; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Johnnie Jr. Gillespie; three brothers, Frank, Phil and Thomas Gillespie; and three sisters, Geneva, Jeanette and Tiny Gillespie.

Arrangements were entrusted to Grooms Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

Ellen Kollock MacLauchlin

COLUMBIA – Ellen Kollock MacLauchlin died November 18, 2006, at the Presbyterian Home of Columbia in Lexington.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 from Shandon Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Agnes Norfleet officiating. Burial followed in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, that afternoon.

Memorials may be made to Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow St., Columbia, S.C. 29205; or The Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, 700 DaVega Drive, Lexington, S.C. 29073.

A memorial service was held at the Presbyterian Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 with Dr. Fran Bragan officiating.

Born in Columbia, Miss MacLauchlin was a daughter of William Edward and Elizabeth Waddill MacLauchlin, and grew up in the King Street area of Old Shandon. Several years ago she was instrumental in organizing an Old Shandon reunion, and put together a memory book for those residents.

Miss MacLauchlin was a graduate of Dreher High School and Winthrop College, and retired after 41 years with the South Carolina Department of Education, 26 of them as Home Economics teacher at Dreher High School. After her retirement, she served as Media Center Manager at the Trinity Presbytery Office for nine years.

Miss MacLauchlin was a lifelong member of Shandon Presbyterian Church, serving as Elder, Sunday School teacher, Circle Chairman and Bible Moderator, and was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the professional educators’ society, and a charter member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority chapter at U.S.C.

Miss MacLauchlin was an excellent cook and seamstress, an avid bridge player and a member of the same bridge club for 55 years.

Surviving are a brother, William E. (Marilyn George) MacLauchlin Jr.; a niece, Ann Waddill MacLauchlin (William Lee) Moore of Southwest Harbor, Maine; and a nephew, Reid Clark (Barrie Brianne) MacLauchlin of Danville, Ken.; a great-nephew, James Henry Moore; and a great-niece, Kelli Ann MacLauchlin.

She was predeceased by her beloved niece, Lynn Bedford MacLauchlin.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dunbar Funeral Home. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

John Wannamaker McKinnon

CHERAW – John Wannamaker McKinnon, 94, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov 16 in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; or the First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 552, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Born in Cheraw, Mr. McKinnon was a son of the late John A. and Willie Cope McKinnon, and was the widower of Mildred Smith McKinnon. He was a World War II Army Staff Sergeant, and was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post 10731. Mr. McKinnon was retired from the McMeekin Construction Company and was known throughout the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia for his expertise as a bridge architect. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cheraw.

Surviving are his beloved niece and caregiver, Linda M. (Larry) Jones of Goldsboro, N.C.; special friends, Paul and Roberta Brigman of Cheraw; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Mahoney and Julia Elizabeth Colgin; and a brother, Charles L. “Loch” McKinnon.

Arrangements were entrusted to Norton Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

Franklin R. Quick

BENNETTSVILLE – Franklin R. Quick, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 at the home of his sister, Pauline Q. Smith, in Society Hill.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 from Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Bennetts-ville. 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 Marlboro County, Mr. Quick was a son of the late William Shuford Quick Sr. and Dessie Chavis Quick. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Bennettsville. Mr. Quick was a retired farmer. He loved watching races, reading the papers, sports games and talking with friends. He was everyone’s “Uncle Frank.”

Surviving are a son, Danny F. (Tammy) Quick; two grandchildren, Angel (Phillip) Chavis and Harley Quick; a great-grandchild, Christopher Quick; a brother, Donnie Lee (Gladys) Quick; three sisters, Esther Mae “Beck” Quick and Irene (Skipper) Wallace of Bennettsville, and Pauline Q. (Roger) Smith of Society Hill; and a number of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Tilden Quick, Weldon Quick, Joe Hayes Quick, Andrew Quick, Troy Quick, Jim Quick and W.S. Quick.

Arrangements were entrusted to Kiser Funeral Home.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

Lillian Lowery Sanders

CHESTERFIELD – Lillian Lowery Sanders, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 from Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church with Robert Gordon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Sanders was a daughter of the late Cronelia Lowery. She was employed by Chesterfield Elementary Schools and later became a homemaker. Mrs. Sanders was a member of Drucilla A.M.E. Zion Church where she served on the Deaconess Board, choir and Usher Board, and was involved in many other activities of the church. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Grand Court and Order of Calanthe, among other auxiliaries.

Surviving are two daughters, Josephine (John) Streater of Clarks-ville, Tenn., and Lillian (James) Jackson of Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren, Juan Streater of Altus, Okla., Jody Streater of Clarksville, Stephanie Glover and Stacey Williams of Philadelphia, and Deborah Davis of Washington, D.C.; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were entrusted to Flemming Funeral Home – Chesterfield.  The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

Jan Eutsler Smith

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jan Eutsler Smith died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 after a four-year battle with cancer.

A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 from Forest Hill Church with the Rev. Dr. David Chadwick officiating. A burial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, Inc., 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, N.C. 28023, as nursing and helping injured and abused horses was one of Jan’s passions and all who loved her can honor her by making a contribution to this worthy organization.

Born in Cheraw, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Bill and Ann Eutsler. She was a graduate of Columbia College, and was a homemaker and partner in ministry with her husband Ron, serving at Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Lexington, N.C.; Indian Hill Presbyterian Church in Stanfield, N.C.; and Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. She also served from 1993-1995 at Forest Hill Church, heading up its ministry of feeding the homeless on Monday nights at the Men’s Shelter; served as a volunteer with Love, Inc.; and served as a volunteer with the Horse Protection Society of North Carolina in China Grove, N.C.

Surviving are her husband, Ron “Fritz” Smith; a daughter, Stacy (Jeff) Hinton of Mooresville, N.C.; a son, Greg of Boone, N.C.; her father of Cheraw; a brother, Bill, and his wife Barbara of Florham Park, N.J.; a granddaughter, Hazel Hinton of Mooresville; an aunt, Sara Sledge of Whiteville, N.C.; cousins, Pat (Earl) Trulove of Laurinburg, N.C., Luann (Fisher) DeBerry of Colorado Springs, Col., Stuart (Janice) Kuykendall of Chadbourn, N.C., Ruth Kuykendall of Bladenboro, N.C., Sara (Marvin) Effa of Plano, Texas, Robin (Ron) Shaw of Charlotte, and Tommy Sledge.

She was preceded in death by uncles Bill Watson and Joe Coppedge; an aunt Nancy Kuykendall; and a cousin Bill Sledge.

Arrangements were entrusted to Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel. The Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertis