2008

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.

Valeria Reid McBride

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marion Baxton Powe

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

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

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

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

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

Frances Kay Sims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Lee Brewer

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

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

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

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

Treva A. Bowen

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Sellers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucy Ann Merriman

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs Lucy Anne Merriman, 89, died Jan. 5, 2008.

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

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

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

Billy Joe Moore

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

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

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

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

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

Novella Lewis Gilbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marvin David “Pops” Baron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 John Henry Harrington, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melissa Funderburk “Missy”  Wallace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charles William Taylor

BLENHEIM – Mr. Charles William Tay-lor died.

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Bobby “J.B.” McIntyre

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Justice Nock

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

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

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

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

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

Kenneth Lee Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Kenneth Lee Rivers, 46, died Jan. 6, 2008.

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

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

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

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

 

Callie Elizabeth Cassidy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helen Elaine Freshly

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tommy Linwood Kimrey

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

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

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

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

Tommy was preceded in death by his brother Jack Wilson Kimrey

Surviving is a daughter, Crystal K. (Hoyt) Graham of Myrtle Beach; a grandson, Tripp Graham: a brother, Milton L. “Mickey” (Eva) Kimrey of Cheraw; a sister, Patsy K. White of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

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

Dorothy Bell Gainey Curtis

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Dorothy Bell Gainey Curtis,85, died Jan. 11, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

John Lee Brewer

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

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

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

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

Letha Thompson

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

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

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

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

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

Polly D. Barnard

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

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

Mrs. Barnard was a member of Galatia Presbyterian Church.

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

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

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

Judy Gray Brigman

MYRTLE BEACH – Mrs. Judy Gray Brigman, 62 died Dec. 20, 2007.

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

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

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

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

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

Lottie Bell Lowery Hugh

CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Lottie Bell Lower Hough, 64, died Dec. 22, 2007.

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

Lottie was born Nov. 23, 1943.

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

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

 

Mary E. Dewitt McCoy

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Mary E. Dewitt McCoy, 86, died Dec. 21, 2007.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catherine McBride Huntley

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Catherine McBride Huntley, 63, died Dec. 16, 2007. 

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

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

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

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

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

Beulah Louise Johnson Laney

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

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

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

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

Linda Teal Dixon

CHESTERFIELD – Linda Teal Dixon, 66, died Dec. 30, 2007

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

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

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

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

Fred Wannamaker Rivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Floyd Soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thias DuVal Crawford Seegars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christopher Michael “Mike” Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daisey D. Lowery

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carroll Junior Melton

JEFFERSON – Mr. Carroll Junior Mel-ton, 58, died Jan. 16, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

Ray Kenneth Watson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gary Evan Douglas, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William M. “Bill” Burch

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. William M. “Bill” Burch, 77, died Jan. 20, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russell Charles Rhode

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Russell Charles Rhode, 79, died Jan. 20 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Florence Covington

CHESTERFIELD – Mary Florence Cov-ington, 67, died Jan. 12, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

Lola Louise Hubbard

Mt. CROGHAN – Lola Louise Hubbard, 88, died Jan. 17, 2008.

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

Visitation was an hour prior to services.

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

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

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

Her husband, Deacon Mark Hubbard preceded her in death.

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

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

William Harvey Bryant

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

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

Burial was held in the church cemetery.

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

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

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

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

Betty Cook Bridges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Allen John LeForte

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wilma M. Boatwright

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jessie Lee Lloyd

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

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

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

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

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

Joyce Joines Moser

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helen Taylor Wilsey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Douglas Purvis

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Mary Douglas Purvis, 95, died Jan. 28, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to White Oak Presbyterian Church “Music Fund” 5386 Angelus Rd., Ruby, SC 29741 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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

George A. Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Calvin “Jimmy” Hudson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dominique Lamont Bittle

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Barfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Irene Lear Hooks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hazle R. Knight

DARLINGTON – Hazle Richard Knight, 84, died Jan 24, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

Margaret Talley Gilcrest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roy Evans

JEFFERSON – Mr. Roy Evans, 59, died Jan. 24, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ceretha Teal

HOLLAND – Ceretha Teal, age 91, died Jan. 31, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Mary Elizabeth “Lib” Knight Mills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Robert Malloy

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Robert Malloy,83 died Jan. 17, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Lou Rivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patsy Kimrey White

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rudolph Curry

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Rudolph Curry, 73, died Jan. 13, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth Lang “McMa” Jordan

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Robert Boyle

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

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

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

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

Nancy Castelli Deemer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harold Funderburk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Surviving is Hampton Funderburk of Monroe, N.C.

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

Becky F. Tilley Hurst

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Becky F. Tilley Hurst, 53, died Feb. 16, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

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

James White, Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Judith “Judy” Leard

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Frank Hightower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gilbert Huguelet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Henry  Wannamaker, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edna Holmes Knox

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

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

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

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

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

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

John D. Keith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charlotte Powe Bourne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Juanita “Tillie” Kelly Butler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dessie Brigman Barrington

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lula Mae Quick Polson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Veda Freeman Watson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ray Harvey Oliver

JEFFERSON – Mr. Ray Harvey Oliver, 66, died Feb. 21, 2008.

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Jeffer-son Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 155, Jefferson, SC 29718 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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

Betty Ann White

MYRTLE BEACH – Betty Ann White, 61, died Feb. 21, 2008.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shirley Ann “Pink” Powe Burwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vanessa Jean Spencer

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Richard Harvey Love

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

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

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

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

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

Louise P. Sowell

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

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

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

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

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

Joe Louis Lindsey

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pink Patrick, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thomas James Dixon, Sr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Ellen Drake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edna Jefferson Hillian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Letha Hudley

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

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

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

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

children and other relatives and friends.

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

Dorothy Henderson Matthes

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

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

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

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

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

 

William Herbert McCromick

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

George Thomas Wesley Creech

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

 

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

 

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

 

George was a son of Jackie (Melanie)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Claudia Norton Barnes

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Marguerite B. Tucker

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

 

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

 

Mrs. Tucker was born Jan. 19, 1924,

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

 

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

 

She is survived by many relatives and friends.

 

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

 

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

 

Joe F. Horne

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Rev. Wilkin W. Williams

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

 

Funeral services were March 8, at Pee

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cletus Doster

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Lloyd Merriman

CHERAW – Lloyd Merriman died.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Rosa Woodward Wise

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Lou Ellen Lear

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Howard W. Boan, Sr.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Elizabeth Hill “Lib” Maloch

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Elizabeth Hill Lib Maloch, 84, died March 11, 2008.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Helen McKenzie Burr

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ronald T. Moore

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

 

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

 

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

 

Lydia Anne Morris Johnson

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

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

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

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

She was preceded in death her son, Randy Johnson.

 

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

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

 

William E. MacLauchlin, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Martha Elizabeth English Quick

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

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

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

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

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

 

Bobbie Jean Lewis Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Eloise Sellers Jenkins

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Ruth Sellers Wannamaker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wilton B. “Mack” Mackall

  1. PETERSBURG, FLA. – Mr. Wilton B. “Mack” Mackall, 88, died March 15, 2008.

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

May Belle Wilkes Teal

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Henry Cannon Hudson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Edgar K. Powers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Daisy Chapman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Harry Walker Weede, Sr

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lewis M. Kimrey, Sr.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Thelma A. Sullivan

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Detha Mae Isaac

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

Isabell Ellerbe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Allen John La’forte

CHERAW – Allen John La’forte, 42, died Jan. 26, 2008.

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

Allen was born July 26, 1965.

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

 

Helen Haithcock Sikes

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

John Thomas Gaskins

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. John Thomas Gaskins, 92, died April 5, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 8, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Gaskins was born Dec. 13, 1915, a son of the late William H. “Bill” and Mittie Sellers Gaskins. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Oakland Baptist Church. Mr. Gaskins was preceded in death by a son, William Ervin “Buster” Gaskins.

 

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Lois Turner Gaskins of the home; a son, Thomas (Barbara) Gaskins of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; three daughters, Patricia “Sue” (Steve) Young of Pleasant Garden, N.C., Faith Webb of Chesterfield and Dianne (Ronnie) Sellers of Darlington; a sister: Betty Woodward of Ruby; seven grand-children and nine great-grandchildren.

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

 
Sandra “Sandi” Curtis Squires

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mrs. Sandra “Sandi” Curtis Squires, 59, died March 27, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. March 29, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

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

Mrs. Squires was a daughter of the late Gary Franklin and Rebecca Eddins Curtis. She was a homemaker. Sandi was married to the late Boyd Baxter “Skip” Squires, Jr. and was also preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Curtis Mann.

Surviving is a son, Jason Squires (Courtney Flinchum) of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers, G.W. “Sam” (Maxine) Curtis of Greensboro, N.C. and Billy Ray Curtis of Chesterfield; two sisters, Patricia Gordon of Randleman, NC and Cheryl Curtis Gleason of Chesterfield.

 

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

 

Jimmy Lee Gregory

RUBY — Jimmy Lee Gregory, 58, died April 4, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church; visitation was held 6-8 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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

Mr. Gregory was born May 25, 1949, a son of the late Alford and Sally Hicks Gregory. He was a drywall contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jimmy was married to the late Joyce Elaine Gainey Gregory, and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Kenneth Gregory and two sisters, Annette Watford, and Vera Peach.

Surviving is a daughter, Stacey Gregory (Adam) Catoe of Jefferson; two brothers, Tommy Gregory of Chesterfield, and Randell Gregory of McBee.

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

 

Alice Curtis Shaw

CHESTERFIELD — Mrs. Shaw, 75, died April 2, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. April 5, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. April 4, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Shaw was a daughter of the late Tom and Bessie Vaughn Curtis and step-mother, Becky Kirkley Curtis. She was a former employee of Chesterfield County DSS and a retired employee of Tri-County Mental Health. Mrs. Shaw was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where she was a former choir member for many years. Alice was preceded in death by a son, Bob Shaw; two grandchildren, Benjamin Shaw and Rebekah Crawley.

Surviving is her husband, Dale Shaw of the home; son, Kenneth (Kathy) Shaw of Chesterfield; daughters, Alice Ann Crawley of Patrick; seven grandchildren, Joseph Shaw, Marie (Danny) Davis, Thomas Shaw, Amanda (Tom) Hashem, Matthew Crawley, Lindsey (Adam) Lewis, and Michael Crawley; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vonnie Easterling of Florence.

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

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

 

Ruby May Talbert Davidson

CHESTERFIELD — Mrs. Ruby May Talbert Davidson, 91, died April 4, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 7, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. April 6, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Davidson was born April 21, 1916, a daughter of the late, Frank

and Nicey Gainey Talbert. She was a retired seamstress and a homemaker. Ruby was married to the late, William Robert Davidson, and was also preceded in death by two daughters, Julia Rae D. Wilks and Bobbie D. Horne, and by four brothers and three sisters.

Surviving is her step-daughter, Shirley D. ‘Toonie’ Mescher of Greensboro, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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

 

Leroy Waddell

CHERAW – The Rev. Leroy Waddell, 86, died March 24, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. March 31, at Robinson A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends 7-8:30 p.m. March 30, at Reid’s Funeral Home and other times at 504 Second Street.

The Rev. Waddell was born Aug. 23, 1921, a son of the late James and Bessie Harrington Waddell. He was educated in the public schools of Richmond County. He was converted at an early age and joined Diggs Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Some years later he joined the United States Army serving during World War II receiving an honorable discharge.

 

Upon returning home from the military, he met and married Rosa Mae Carroway and joined Robinson African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church,

 

where he remained a member until his health failed. He served as Robinson’s trustee, steward, usher and adult class church schoolteacher and many other capacities.

Under the leadership of Dr. Maynard Franklin Harrington he accepted the call into the ministry. Receiving the Ordination of Deacon from Pee Dee Annual Conference under the leader-ship of the late Right Rev. Arthur Marshall, Jr. He pastured the following churches in the Pee Dee Conference: Cheraw-Bennettsville District, Poplar Hill, Hurst Tabernacle, Smithville and Greater Fair Plains, and on the Lancaster District: El Bethel. He successfully pastured in the Master’s Vineyard over 25 years, retiring from pasturing in 1995.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving is his wife, Rosa Mae Waddell; five daughters, Rev. M. Diana (Donald) Charles, Rev. Bessie D. (Donnie) Simmons, Regina W. Jack-son, all of Chreraw, Rosa Lee Friday of Bowie, MD and Rev. Deborah Waddell of the home; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-grandchild; a brother, Willie (Joyce) Waddell of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Rev. Ernestine Grubb of Cheraw and Rev. Barbara J. Rock of Raleigh, N.C.; three aunts, Hattie Waddell, Aggie Mae Waddell and Ida Mae Harrington, all of Rockingham, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Thelma David Jones

CHERAW – Thelma David Jones, 78, died March 29, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. April 1 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Montrose Sandhill Cemetery.

Thelma was born Sept. 25, 1929 a daughter of the late Tiney Ruth and Henry David, Sr. She received her early education at Montrose Middle School. She became a member of Pee Dee Union Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of Pee Dee Choral Ensemble Choir. She assisted her widowed mother with caring for her six younger siblings.

After spending several years in New York, Thelma returned to Cheraw to help care for her mother. She enjoyed fishing and singing in the choirs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy; a sister, Phyllis Prince-Smith and four brothers, Johnny, Hudson, Henry, Jr. and Alexander David.

Surviving is a son, Luther B. Jones of Cheraw; three brothers, Moses David, Sr. (Vivian) of Hampton, Va., Willie David of Bronx, N.Y., Thomas David (Arlene) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; an aunt, Eva McQueen and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Donald Wayne Kissiah

DARLINGTON – Donald Wayne Kissiah, 56, died March 30, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Palmetto Church of God, Florence officiated by Rev. Vernon LeBuhn. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington.

Mr. Kissiah was a son of the late Rev. Coit L. and Frances Elizabeth Skipper Kissiah. He was a Pee Dee area assistant manager of Bi-Lo. Mr. Kissiah enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was President of the Pleasant Hill Home Owners Association and a member of Palmetto Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn L. Kissiah; two daughters, Melanie Kissiah of Hartsville and Shellie Seal of Florence; a son, Chris (Jayne) Moore of Columbia; two grandchildren, Jonothan and Christian Seal and three brothers, Malcolm (Sharon) Kissiah of Hartsville, Rev. Al (Marie) Kissiah of Williamston and Stanley (Dena) Kissiah of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Belk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 10, 2008.  

 

Luann McVay Summerlin

BENNETTSVILLE – Luann McVay Summerlin, 51, died April 9, 2008.

Services will be held at a later date.

She was born July 4, 1956 a daughter of the late Loretta and Robert McVay. She was a graduate of Bricktown High School where she earned letters in softball and basketball and was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corps of the American Legion. She moved to Osceola County, Fla. in 1973 and married the late William Summerlin and was employed for many years with Wal-Mart. She was a member of the American Legion Post 10 in Kissimmee, Fla. and Cornerstone Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her children Robert Summerlin of St. Cloud, Fla., Lorraine Jones of Kissimmee, Fla. and Donna Thomas of Wallace; a sister, Cindy Tindal of Cedar Key, Fla., Lori Gadley of Kissimmee, Fla., Lisa White of Pa. And nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 17, 2008.  

 

James Atwood McCain, Jr.

MARION – James Atwood McCain, Jr., 56, died April 4, 2008.

 

James was born Nov. 6, 1952 a son of the late James and Florie Shropshire McCain, Sr. He joined First Kershaw Baptist Church at an early age. In 2003, he joined Rosehill Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member of the trustee ministries, and attentive in Sunday school.

 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Warrdell T. McCain and a sister, Hattie E. McCain.

Surviving is his loving wife, Dallas B. McCain; two sons, Darrel Dehon McCain and Timothy McCain both of Cassett; four daughters, Shantenna Jett of Cassett, Lakesia McCain of Fort Mill, Yolanda McCain and Erika McCain both of the home; four brothers, Willie F. (Annie Lou) McCain, Hazel L. (Anita) McCain both of Kershaw, William B. (Mary) McCain of Heath Springs and Gary T. McCain of McCormick; two sisters, Brenda (Curtis) Collins and Mary L. Clark both of Kershaw; an uncle, George (Willene) Shropshire; three aunts, May Fredia Shropshire, Mable Shropshire and Dorothy Truesdale all of Kershaw; grand-children, Daisean McCain, Darius Myers, Marquez McCain and Isis McCain; and other relatives and friends.
Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 17, 2008.  

 

Robert Lee Dennis, Sr.

CHERAW – Mr. Robert Lee Dennis, Sr. “Bro”, 77, died April 6, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 12, at Flemming Funeral Chapel, Cheraw. The Rev. James McLean officiating.

Robert was born Aug. 23, 1920 a son of the late D.V. Brundage and Jordan Dennis. He met and married Eloise Sasnett on April 13, 1940 in Eatonton, Ga. To this union eight children were born. The family relocated to Miami, Fla. in 1944. Robert worked for Standard oil Company for many years. He served in the United States Navy

 

and enlisted in the services on April 24, 1944. He retired from Miami Service Company and later moved to Cheraw and lived in the Chesterfield Court Apartments.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eloise; a son, Robert, Jr.; a daughter, Amelia Bradley and three grandchildren, Ralph McQueen, Gregory Allen and Kaseem Bradley; a great-grandchild, Kayla M. Didier; and a sister, Louise Edwards.

Surviving are two sons, Lee Andrew Dennis and Eugene Dennis both of Miami, Fla.; a step-son, Faite (Barbara) Millines of Oxnard, Ca.; three daughters, Dorothy Hildreth, Marjorie (Andrew) Allen both of Miami, Fla. and Gloria McQueen of Cheraw; 30 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 17, 2008.  

 

Jean Patrick Farr Sloan Lowder

ALBEMARLE – Jean Patrick Farr Sloan Lowder, 67, died April 13, 2008.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. (TODAY) April 17, at Salem UMC; visitation will follow at the church.

Jean was born April 10, 1941 a daughter of the late George Farr, Sr. and Louise Mashburn Farr. She was a Registered Nurse at Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center formerly a nurse at Stanly Memorial Hospital and Hampton General Hospital, Hampton, Va. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

Her husbands preceded her in death, Albert Pierce Sloan her first and Harold E. Lowder her second and a brother, George Farr, Jr.

Surviving are two sons, Albert Pierce (Deanna) Sloan, Jr. of Kirksville, MO and Robert Sloan of Cheraw; three step-sons, Edward Lowder, Jr., Steve Lowder and Charles Lowder; seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Stanly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 17, 2008.  

 

Oscar “Bud” Owens, Jr.,

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Oscar “Bud” Owens, Jr., 66, died April 9, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. April 12, at Ruby Church of God. Burial followed in the Hopewell Baptist Church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Owens was born April 26, 1941 a son of Oscar Owens and the late Lillie Mae Windham Owens. He was a retired pipe fitter with C & C Boilers.

 

Mr. Owens was a member of Ruby Church of God. Bud was an avid hunter.

Surviving is his wife, Goldie Burr Owens of the home; two sons, Scott (Lisa) Owens of Ruby and Brad (Erica) Owens of Chesterfield; four grand-children, Brandon, Jordan, Logan, and Haven Owens; six brothers, Cliff (Linda) Owens of Cheraw, Ernest Owens of Chesterfield, Charlie Owens of Pageland, Artha (Lucille) Owens of Ruby, John (Brenda) Owens of Kannapolis, N.C. and Ronnie (Jamie) Owens of Ruby; four sisters, Martha (Paul) Brumley of Kannapolis, N.C., Janie Mae Jordan of Pageland, Patricia Owens of Ruby and Carolyn (Johnny) Hamilton of Mt. Croghan.

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice, 204 Front Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 17, 2008.

  

Terry Fields McLain

Jefferson – Mrs. Terry Fields McLain, 59, died April 10, 2008

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. McClain was born March 9, 1949 a daughter of the late Ergenia Robinson Gleaton and John Andrew and Melba Hightower Fields. She was a homemaker.

Surviving is her husband, Glen Earle McClain of the home; three sons, Timmy E. McClain and Jimmy F. (Zedra Clanton) Catoe of Jefferson and Jay (Linda) Fields of Florence; a daughter, Kathy (Joey) Belk of Jefferson; five brothers, twin brother Kerry Wayne Robinson of Windsor, Bobby Robinson of Orangeburg, Glenn Gleaton of Cordova, David Gleaton and Jack Gleaton of Orangeburg; two sisters, Linda Martin and Savon Bowick of Orangeburg; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 17, 2008.  

 

B.D. Phelps

Cheraw – B.D. Phelps, 86, died April 10, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. April 13, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

He was a son of the late Robert Lemuel and Janie Simmons Phelps. He was the widower of Rosalie Clemmons Phelps. He was a member of Civil Conservation Corps. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. Mr. Phelps was retired from Becker County Sand and Gravel Company with over 50 years of service having served as Vice President. He was an avid fisherman, so much so, that he keep meticulous records of his prize catches.

He enjoyed music (blue grass) being able to play by ear, loved to garden and make wine with his grapes. He was known to be the cook for many celebratory events at work and with friends.

Surviving are his daughter, Carol (Jeff) P. Neubert of Winterville, N.C.; sisters, Dot West of Mt. Pleasant, Evelyn Little of Wilmington, N.C., Peg McLeod of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Rebecca (Joel) Lynne Schlieman, Rachel Anne Neubert all of Raleigh, N.C.

 

He is preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Martha E. Phelps and brothers, Homer Phelps, Albert Phelps, Audie Phelps, Coolidge Phelps, and Harley Phelps.

The family received friends 2 p.m. April 13, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to Harry Hunt Hampton Fund, Reel Kids, P.O. Box 2641, Columbia, S.C. 29202.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw

Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 17, 2008.  

 

Bobby Lee Deese

RUBY – Mr. Bobby Lee Deese, 70, died April 12, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. April 15, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Clanton Plains Baptist Church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 14, at the funeral home.

Mr. Deese was born Nov. 8,1937 a son of the late Maxie and Iris James Deese. He was a retired employee of the S.C. Department of Trans-portation. Mr. Deese was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Clanton Plains Baptist Church. Bobby was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Mr. Deese was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Gulledge; four brothers, M.C. “Teat”, Carl, John Henry, and Billy Deese; and two sisters, Louise Gulledge, and Carolyn “Peachie” Odom.

 

Surviving is his wife, Iris Ratliff Deese of the home; three sons, Bobby Lee Deese, Jr. of Key West, Fla., Stewart (Cindy) Gibson of Chesterfield, and Randall (Angie) Gibson of Ruby; two daughters, Charlotte Deese (Daniel) Rivers of Columbia, and Rena (J.D.) Albright of Ruby; four sisters, Lois “Tiny” Jones of Kannapolis, N.C., Betty (Carroll) Perdue of Patrick, Dot (Tommy) Jordan of Cheraw, Sylvia “Syble” Winstead of Chesterfield; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also Bubba Gulledge of Ruby.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 17, 2008.  

 

Alice Hershey Whitaker

NORTH AUGUSTA – Mrs. Alice Hersey Whitaker, wife of Mr. Max Whitaker, River View Dr., entered into rest Friday, April 11, 2008.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until noon, Monday, April 12, 2008. Private graveside services will be held in Magnolia Cemetery.

Mrs. Whitaker was a graduate of North Georgia College with degrees in Chemistry and Biology, and she had a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Augusta College, graduating third in her class. She was a laboratory supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital and had taught school. She was very involved with the arts in Augusta, was a Cub Scout den mother and a swimming enthusiast at Hammond Hills Pool. The Whitaker’s celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary March 15, 2008.

 

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Whitaker is survived by three sons, David Whitaker (Olga), Saudi Arabia; Alan Whitaker, Denver, CO, and Kirk Whitaker, North Augusta; a daughter, Anne W. Baker (Frank), Cheraw, SC; a brother, Warren Clark Hersey, Hobe Sound, FL; and five grandchildren, Alice, Fran and Samantha Baker and Max and Ivan Whitaker.

 

Memorials may be made to the Nancy Carson Library Fund, 135 Edgefield Rd., North Augusta, SC 29841.  .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 24, 2008.

  

Dorothy Mae Sellers

CHERAW – Ms. Dorothy (Dot) Mae Sellers, 62, died April 10, 2008.

Funeral services were held April 19 at 1 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, Cheraw. Pastor Artemus Woods, Jr. officiated. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery, Cheraw.

Dorothy was born Jan. 12, 1946 a daughter of the late Luther McClendon and Ora Ellerbe. She attended the Cheraw Public School system. At an early age, she was converted and joined Macedonia Baptist Church where she was baptized. She later moved to Alexandria, Va. where she joined St. John Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. John W. Johnson. She was an active member of several St. John’s Ministries to include gospel chorus, mass choir, The Earlier Praise Team, Missionary Ministry, young adult ushers, adult ushers, and the Pastor’s Aid Ministry.

Dot had her own child care business and raised many children. She enjoyed traveling with the Island Travelers to places like Bermuda, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Canada, Bahamas, Barbados, St. Martin and Martinique.

Surviving are seven children, Rufus (Monica) McClendon, Jr. of Alexandria, Va., Mary Alice Burns of Alexandria, Va., James (Katrina) Ham of Accokeek, MD, Jimmy Ham of Alexandria, Va., Keith Sellers of Alexandria, Va., Timmothy (Lakethia) Barksdale of Cheraw and Chasity Stevens of Warrenton, Va.; four siblings, Charles Ellerbe of New Haven, Conn., Andrew McClendon of Austell, Ga., Dan (Helen) McClendon of Fort Washington, MD, Bertha (Preston) Archie of Cheraw; two brothers, Luther McClendon and Fester McClendon, preceded her in death; five step-siblings, Rev. Dr. Matthews (Dorothy) Robinson, Lossie B. Robinson, Ida Mae (Ebert) Davis all of Cheraw; Ethel Sims of Kentucky and Nannie Mae Robinson of Conn.; eight grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 24, 2008.  

 

Sara Savannah Butler Stegall

DALLAS- Sara Savannah Butler Stegall, 90, of Dallas died April 16, 2008 at Robin Johnson Hospice House, Dallas. She was born on April 9, 1918 in O’Clocknee, Ga to the late John Nicholas & Carrie B. Alligood Butler.

She was a homemaker and a member of Dallas Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother.

12:00 pm Friday at Dallas Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Abrams and Rev. Barron Lee officiating.

A graveside service was held at 4:30 pm Friday at Sunset Memorial with Rev. Linda Nelson in Bennettsville, SC

She is survived by sons; John Robert (Maxine) Stegall of Charlotte, N.C. and Jerry (Pat) Stegall of Chesterfield; daughters Elizabeth S (Larry) Baker of Dallas, Gail (Danny) Daniels of Athens, Ga, Dianna (Donald) Moore of Charlotte, and Carol Ann ( Mac) Lentz of Laurenburg, NC; sister Opal Prather of Charleston, SC; sisters-in-law Jean Butler of Asheboro, NC and Mildred Garmon of Tampa, Fl; 29 grand-children, 23 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Stegall; daughter Virginia Blanton; grandson Tracy Rhyne; great granddaughter Amy Carter; brother Garden Butler; sister Dorothy Butler; 5 half brothers.

Memorials may be made to Dallas Baptist Church 402 West Trade St. Dallas, NC 28034, Holy Angels , Inc., 6600 Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012, or to Robin Johnson Hospice House 5005 Shepherds Way Drive, Dallas, NC 28034.

Sisk-Butler Funeral Home in Bessemer City, N.C. served the Stegall family.  .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 24, 2008.  

 

Melba Wilkerson Shepherd

PATRICK- Mrs. Melba Wilkerson Shepherd, age 61, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Followed by burial at Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received visitors on Wednesday April 16, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home

Mrs. Shepherd was born in Chester-field, SC a daughter of the late Arthur and Naomi Gooden Wilkerson. She was a retired store manager having worked with Shoe Show and Barbee’s Jewelry. Melba was a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church and attended Refuge Baptist Church. She was a loving Wife, Mama, and Nana.

She survived by her husband, Freddie Shepherd of the home; a son, Russ (Lynn) Shepherd of Patrick; a daughter, Renee (Michael) Valdaliso of Patrick; 3 brothers, William (Vernie) Wilkerson and Bobby (Sue) Wilkerson of Cheraw, and Thomas Wilkerson of Patrick; and 2 grandchildren, Logan Shepherd and Kyle Valdaliso

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the Shepherd Family. .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 25, 2008.  

 

Joann Laney West

PAGELAND- Mrs. Joann Laney West, age 63, died Saturday, April 19, 2008 at her home.

Funeral service was Monday, April 21, 2008 at 3 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church of Pageland, SC. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Visitation was held Sunday, April 20, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First Freewill Baptist Church.

Mrs. West was born February 22, 1945 in Lancaster County, SC a daughter of Susie Knight Laney and the late Minor Laney. She was a patient caregiver. Mrs. West was a faithful charter member of the First Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday school teacher, Church treasurer, and Choir director for over 30 years. Joann was married to the late Reverend William Junior West.

She is survived by son, Stanley (Sandra) West of Pageland; daughters, Sandra F. West and Tony McManus and Janice W. (Mike) Cook both of Pageland; mother, Susie K. Laney of Pageland; 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the West Family. .  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 24, 2008,

 

Louise Davis Penney

CHESTERFIELD- Mrs. Louise Davis Penney, age 89, died Saturday, April 19, 2008.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment followed at Chesterfield Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday April 22, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Penney was born in Chesterfield, SC a daughter of the late Lou and Minnie Williams Davis. She was a graduate of Kings College and a retired accountant with Chesterfield County Health Department. Mrs. Penney was former owner of The Dairy King and Penney’s Toyland. She was a member of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church. Louise was married to the late James R. Penney.

She is survived by a son, James R. “Jimmy” Penney, Jr. of Chesterfield; a daughter, Freida L. (Bill) Wolfe of Seymour, TN; 3 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren; and special caregive,: Virginia Oliver.

Memorials may be made to Chester-field Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 388, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield served the Penney Family.  Published in Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, April 24, 2008.  

 

Melba Wilkerson Shepherd

PATRICK – Mrs. Melba Wilkerson Shepherd, 61, died April 15, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held April 17, at 3 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

The family received visitors on Wednesday April 16, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shepherd was a daughter of the late Arthur and Naomi Gooden Wilkerson. She was a retired store manager having worked with Shoe Show and Barbee’s Jewelry. Melba was a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church and attended Refuge Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and Nana.

Surviving is her husband, Freddie Shepherd of the home; a son, Russ (Lynn) Shepherd of Patrick; a daughter, Renee (Michael) Valdaliso of Patrick; three brothers, William (Vernie) Wilkerson and Bobby (Sue) Wilkerson of Cheraw, and Thomas Wilkerson of Patrick; and two grandchildren, Logan Shepherd and Kyle Valdaliso.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 1, 2008.

 

Vera Harmon Cundiff

CHERAW – Vera Harmon Cundiff died April 26, 2008.

Mrs. Cundiff was the daughter of the late John and Nettie Harmon.

Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on April 28, by the graveside at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at the First United Methodist Church.

Visitation was prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. in the Parlor at the First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Cundiff retired from J. P. Stevens and Cheraw Insurance and Real Estate. She was an avid bridge player and was a member of the same bridge club for over 50 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Kinsey Mulloy Bible Class. Mrs. Cundiff was past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star for many years. She had many friends and enjoyed being with people and helping others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel P. Cundiff and son, Donald Cundiff.

Survivors is her son, Ronald (Bonnie) Cundiff of Cheraw; two grand-daughters, Cathy and husband, Dean Edwards of Florence and Meg (Scott) Redlin of San Diego, Ca. and one grandson, Donnie Cundiff of Pawleys Island; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Laural Edwards and Dmitri Redlin; sisters, Adine Loyd and Opal Tyler, both from Chesapeake, Va.; also Edwina Cundiff of Pawleys Island and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Vera Cundiff to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P. O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Cheraw Rescue Squad,P. O. Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 1, 2008.

 

Phillip Everette Williams

PATRICK – Mr. Phillip Everette Williams, 27, died April 25, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. April 28, at Cross Branch Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 27, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams was born June 22, 1980 a son of Charlie Everette Williams and Sara Gainey Purvis. He was a former employee of Certified Overhead Door Service and an avid # 8 + racer.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Linzey Williams, Viola Williams Dunn, and Roland Gainey, and by his stepfather, Robert L. Purvis.

Surviving is his wife, Christy Crowley Williams of the home; two sons, Lyn Williams and Landon Williams of the home; a daughter, Hannah Williams of the home; two brothers, Kenneth Cole, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, and Charles Williams of Chesterfield; grandparents, J. B. and Annie Wilkes of Hartsville; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 1, 2008.

 

Robert Allison Griffith

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Robert Allison Griffith, 50, died April 22, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. April 24, at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Chesterfield Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 23, at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Griffith was born April 21, 1958 a son of Robert H. “Bobby” and Betty Dalrymple Griffith. He was a 1976 graduate of Chesterfield High School and was owner of Robert’s Rib. Robert was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Chesterfield Service Club. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, and Ducks Unlimited. Robert was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family in the mountains.

Surviving is his wife, Melanie Miller Griffith of the home; two sons, Daniel Griffith and Jared White both of Chesterfield; four daughters, Haley Christine Griffith, Abigail Suzette Griffith, and Madison Claire Griffith all of the home, and Shelly Suzanne White (Gerald) Catoe of Pageland; two brothers, Richard J. “Dick” (Ellen) Griffith of Chesterfield, and Russell W. (Laura) Griffith of Fairfield, Conn.; a grandchild, Kallie Suzanne Catoe; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 1, 2008.

 

James Cason “J. C.” Smith

Chesterfield – Mr. James Cason “J. C.” Smith, 78, died April 21, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 23, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. April 22, at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 12, 1929, a son of the late Henry Flanagan and Annie Gulledge Smith. He was a retired truck driver and a U. S. Navy Veteran. Mr. Smith was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. J. C. was married to the late Selma Rae Burr Smith.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, a daughter, Monica Ann Smith, four brothers, Donald, Levy, Everett, and Douglas Smith, and by two sisters, Myrtle Weatherford and Thelma Menzo.

Surviving is a son, Micky (Cindy) Smith of Mt. Croghan; two daughters, Verenda Smith of Morven, N.C. and Sharon Smith of Ruby; a brother, Bobby Smith of Chester-field; a sister, Birty Oliver of Chesterfield; four grandchildren; eight great-grand-children, and a great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, Sc 29709 or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 1, 2008.

 

James Alvin Williams

CHERAW – James Alvin Williams, 56, died April 22, 2008.

Funeral services were at noon April 26 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

James was born Feb. 1, 1952 a son of the late Geneva Williams-Johnson and Fred Williams and Margaret Sims-Moore. He accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. He was known to many as Jimmy and was educated in Chesterfield County Public Schools, a member of the last graduating class of Long High School in 1970. J.W., his new founded name at South Carolina State College, received his Bachelor of Arts in 1975 and his Masters of Arts in 1977. He worked for the S.C. State Vocational Rehabilitation Department from 1977-1986. He also worked for the Virginia State Department of Corrections. During this time he pursued a career in AVON and was known as the “AVON Man” for Orangeburg, to Cheraw, to Petersburg, to Boston.

James was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Surviving is a daughter, Stacy (Duke) Tribbey of Petersburg, Va.; a step-daughter, Lisa Felder of Orangeburg; two sisters, Delphenia Rollins and Ramona Johnson both of Dorchester, MA; two brothers, Fred (Odel) Fuller of Dorchester, MA and Louis Holmes of Harlem, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Alysha Davion, Nygia and DeShawn; a cousin, Robert Williams, Jr.; also Monica Powell of Dorchester, MA and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 1, 2008.

 

Carrie Lee Frazier Soon

CHERAW – Carrie Lee Frazier Soon, 65, died April 18, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. April 23 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Bethel Cemetery.

Carrie was born Oct. 27, 1942 a daughter of the late Thomas C. Sr., and the late Lois Cook Frazier. She was educated in Marlboro County Public Schools and graduated from Eastside High School in 1963. She was employed at Stanley Tools in Cheraw in 1973 until her retirement in 2007. She married Johnny Soon in 1971. After moving to Cheraw, she joined Macedonia Baptist Church and sang with The Starlight Gospel Singers for a number of years. She was also a member of Macedonia Chapter #361 Order of Eastern Star. Carrie was a loving wife, sister, aunt and friend.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Surviving is her husband, Johnny; a brother, Charles Frazier of Bennetts-ville, Arthur and Earnestine Powe and Augustine Soon of Cheraw, Leonard and Mary (Ginger) Murphy of North Carolina; her brothers; and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 1, 2008.

 

Raymond Ballard

CHERAW – Raymond Ballard, 92, died April 23, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. April 27 at Household of Faith Church #6. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Raymond was a son of the late Melvenia Jones born March 28, 1916. As a young man, he left Sumter and moved to Chicago, Ill., where he worked and retired from Alco Aluminum. After leaving Chicago he moved to South Carolina where he lived in various places before coming to Cheraw.

He was a member of Household of Faith Church where he served on the Trustee Board.

Surviving is his wife, Joretta Ballard of Cheraw; daughters, Rosa Goldson and Teresa Ballard of Chicago, Ill.; step-children, Jerlena Canady of Bennett-sville, Terrie (Elbert) Davis of Cheraw, Nezzie Chapman, Rebecca Edgeworth, Josephine Jackson, Marilyn Griggs, Gracie Johnson, Cathy Burns and Ricky James Howard; several grandchildren and other relatives and friends.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 1, 2008.

 

Mark “Spank” Floyd

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Mark “Spank” Floyd, 45, died April 3, 2008.

Funeral services were held April 16 at 2 p.m. at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. Burial was held in Fisher Hill Cemetery.

Mark was the son of the late Rev. James “Bobby” Floyd and Hattie Nell Ratliff Floyd, born Feb. 22, 1963. He attended Susan B. Anthony Intermediate School and John Adams High School. His education also includes Lift Truck Operator Certifi-cation and a Career Training Program at LaGuardia Community College. He worked an array of jobs including Crew Chief at St. John’s University, construction laborer, and a shift supervisor for Hasbro Toys.

He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and collecting items. He volunteered at the local food pantry.

Mark was preceded in death by his sister, Cassandra Payton; grand-mother, Lillie Johnson; great-grand-mother, Ida Gibson and great-grand-father Will Ratliff.

Surviving is a daughter, Tiffany Monique Floyd; sister, Lora McKoy; two brothers, Raymond Floyd and James Floyd-Funderburk; a grand-mother, Hattie Morris; an aunt, Odell Ratliff Kee; an uncle, Benny Chambers Sr.; cousin, Mary Ratliff Clyburn and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 1, 2008.

 

Charles Ray Atkinson

Mt. Croghan – Mr. Charles Ray Atkinson, 84, died May 3, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 6, at Mt. Croghan Baptist Church. Burial followed at the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 5, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Atkinson was born June 19, 1923, a son of the late Thomas Hendrick and Hilda Burch Atkinson. He was a graduate of Mt. Croghan High School and attended Clemson College. Mr. Atkinson was retired owner of Atkinson Texaco and was also associated with Tri State Trucking and Chesterfield Drug Company. He was a veteran of WW II having served as a Second Engineer in the American Merchant Marines. Charles Ray was a member of Mt. Croghan Baptist Church, where he served as Church Treasurer for many years.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Edith Dalrymple Atkinson of the home; two sons, Tommy (Libby) Atkinson of Chesterfield and Barry (Martha Kay) Atkinson of Laurens; a daughter, Karen (Ralph) Watson of Chesterfield; a sister, Margaret A. Huntley of Ruby; six grandchildren, Kevin (Gena) Atkinson of Lexington, Jason (Britton) Atkinson of Myrtle Beach, Dan (Amanda) Atkinson of Greer, Mandy Atkinson of Laurens, Candice Watson of Forest City, N.C., and Derek Watson of Chesterfield; three great-grand-children: Kaitlin, Allison, and Ella Atkinson.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Croghan Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Grady Johnson, 174 Mayesville Rd. Ruby, SC 29741.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 8, 2008.

 

Evelyn Jordan MacAdams

Pageland – Mrs. Evelyn Jordan MacAdams, 76, died, May 3, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 5, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Greenlawn Memorial Park

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 4, 2008 at the funeral home.

Mrs. MacAdams was born March 9, 1932, a daughter of the late Arthur and Lula Hunter Jordan. She was a retired Branch Manager with Safeway Finance Company.

Mrs. MacAdams was preceded in death by a son Mike Long; five brothers, Carson, Julius, Ward, Everette, and Van Jordan, and two sisters, Consolo Jordan and Billie McManus.

Surviving is her husband, Glenn D. MacAdams of the home; two sons, Tim (Mary) Long of Brunswick, Ga. and Steve (Linda) Long of Pageland; four grandchildren, T.J. and Bethany Long and Brian and Mark Long; two sisters, Katie Lee McMurrian of Pageland and Myrtle Thurman of Ruby.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 8, 2008.

 

Margaret Cumber Hatcher

WALLACE – Mrs. Margaret Cumber Hatcher, 83, died May 4, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 7, at Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 6, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hatcher was born Dec. 29, 1924, a daughter of the late Eldridge and Rachel Steen Cumber. She was a retired textile employee. Mrs. Hatcher was a member of Cheraw Church of God and attended Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Cumber, and by three sisters, Lee English, Lib Watson, and Hazel Elkins.

Surviving is her husband, Carnell Hatcher of the home; a son, Gregory (Lynn) Hatcher of Wallace; a daughter, Pam (Kenneth) Ard of Cheraw; two brothers, J.C. Cumber of Hartsville and Perry Cumber of Rockingham, N.C.; two sisters, Naomi Outlaw of Rockingham, N.C. and Inez Smith of York; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 8, 2008.

 

Beatrice Davis Maples

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Beatrice Davis Maples, 80, died May 1, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 4, at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 2-3 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Maples was a daughter of the late Dewey Thurman and Reba Clariece Stanton Davis. She was a homemaker and an avid flower gardener. Beatrice was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was married to the late Jesse Maples and was also preceded in death by three sisters, Peggy Dale Davis, Mary Frances Hayes, and Lois Robertson.

Surviving is a brother, Bobby (Barbara) Davis of Indian Trail, N.C and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 8, 2008.


Ronnie Murrell Lynch

Pageland – Ronnie Murrell Lynch, 62, died April 30, 2008.

Memorial services were at 11 a.m. May 5, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

The family received friends following the service.

Mr. Lynch was a son of Gladys Nettles Lynch and the late Foster Lynch.

 

Surviving is his mother, Gladys Nettles Lynch of Fort Mill and a sister, Joyce L. (Larry) Lee of Fort Mill.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 8, 2008.

 

Charles Wayne “Charlie” Miller

PAWLEYS ISLAND – Mr. Charles Wayne “Charlie” Miller, 44, died April 29, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. May 3, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed at Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 1-2 p.m. May 3, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Miller was born July 30, 1963, a son of Larry Hensley, Sr. and the late Juanita Lance Hensley. He was a mechanic with We Sweep, Inc.

 

Surviving is a son, Stephen Miller of Ruby; two daughters, Ashley (John Marshall) McLain of Chesterfield and Tera Miller of Ruby; father, Larry Hensley, Sr. of Gastonia, N.C.; three brothers, Johnny Casey of Clover, Larry Hensley, Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and David Miller of Concord, N.C.; a sister, Dawn Williams of Augusta, Ga.; and two grandchildren, Mason and Marshall McLain.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 8, 2008.

 

Gibson Zimmerman

SOCIETY HILL – Gibson Zimmerman, 89, died May 4, 2008.

Arrangements will be announced at a later date. The family is receiving visitation at 7333 Highway 52 South, Society Hill.

Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville is in charge of arrange-ments. the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 8, 2008.

 

Miriam Ernestine Ford

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Miriam Ernestine Ford, 76, died March 31, 2008.

She was the last child born to the late Jake and Leanna Bridges on Aug. 30, 1931. She attended Robert Smalls and Coulter High Schools in Cheraw and graduated in 1950. She was married to Charles D. Ford for 52 years and to this union one child was born. She was employed by the New York Board of Education for 27 years and retired in 1995 and was a member of Bridge Street AME Church.

Miriam was a devoted family person, who had special warmth and closeness with her sister, Dot.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Francena Gordon; and a brother, Legrant.

Surviving is her husband, Charles Ford; a son, Brian Ford; grand-daughter, Chantina Ford; sister, Dorothy Simons; god-daughter, Stephanie Carr and other relatives and friends. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 8, 2008.

 

Henry L.Gulledge

RUBY – Mr. Henry L. Gulledge, 83, died May 6, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. May 8, at Ruby Baptist Church. Burial followed in Ruby Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Gulledge was born Nov. 18, 1924 a son of the late James Arthur and Rosa Lee James Gulledge. He retired after 24 years as owner of The Country Store in Ruby. Mr. Gulledge was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and was a member of the Mt. Croghan-Ruby American Legion Post 134. He was a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church. Henry was an avid fisherman and enjoyed cooking and helping his friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances “Polly” Payne and Nancy Gulledge.

 

Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Juanita King Gulledge of the home; two sisters, Crystal Faile of Fort Lawn and Bessie (Bronze) Rorie of Pageland; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. 5, Ruby, SC 29741.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 15, 2008.

 

Iris Winburn Griggs

Hartsville – Iris Winburn Griggs, 71, died May 7, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. May 10, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The Revs. Perry Deal and Eddie Freeman officiated with burial in the church cemetery.

The family received friends May 9, 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Griggs was a daughter of the late Lonnie P Winburn, Sr. and the late Ruby Rivers Winburn.

 

She was preceded in death by her brother, Lonnie Winburn, Jr.

Surviving is her loving husband of 54 years, Hubert W. Griggs of Hartsville; sons, Wilford (Joanne) Griggs of McBee, Marvin (Marlene) Griggs of Hartsville; daughters, Ivy Blue of Hartsville, Lisa (Robert) McKenzie of McBee; sisters, Jewell (C. G.) Gainey of Hartsville, Juanita Freeman of Hartsville; brother, Olin P. (Carole) Winburn of Hartsville; grandchildren, Cam and Amy Blue, Robbie McKenzie, Marty and Julia McKenzie, Greg and Mica Griggs, Matthew and Sam Griggs, Tabitha Faile, Charity and Stacy Davis; great-grandchildren, Noah McKenzie, Kaitlin and Tanner Davis, Dawson and Payton Griggs, Austin and Conner Faile, Morgan Griggs, Baby Boy Blue.

 

BPA Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 15, 2008.

 

Margaret Cumber Hatcher

WALLACE – Mrs. Margaret Cumber Hatcher, 83, died May 4, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 7, at Cheraw Church of God. Burial followed in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 6, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hatcher was born Dec. 29, 1924 a daughter of the late Eldridge and Rachel Steen Cumber. She was a retired textile employee. Mrs. Hatcher was a member of Cheraw Church of God and attended Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Cumber and three sisters, Lee English, Lib Watson, and Hazel Elkins.

Surviving is her husband, Carnell Hatcher of the home; a son, Gregory (Lynn) Hatcher of Wallace; a daughter, Pam (Kenneth) Ard of Cheraw; two brothers, J.C. Cumber of Hartsville and Perry Cumber of Rockingham, N.C.; two sisters, Naomi Outlaw of Rockingham, N.C. and Inez Smith of York; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C., 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 15, 2008.

 

Harry Walker Weede, Sr.,

LAURINBURG, N.C. – Harry Walker Weede, Sr., died March 28, 2008.

 

He was born Dec. 17, 1913, a son of the late Lewis Tilden Weede and Roxanna Respass Weede. Educated in the public schools of Plymouth, he later managed a variety store in Scotland Neck, N.C., where he met his wife-to-be, Kate Conn Covington, then a teacher in the public schools of Scotland Neck.

Mr. and Mrs. Weede were married in 1938, the first couple to be married in the new sanctuary of Cheraw First Baptist Church. He was a member of that Church for almost 60 years and had served as a deacon.

In 1939 Mr. Weede joined the Colgate Palmolive Company as a traveling sales representative and later as district sales supervisor in an area consisting of portions of Virginia and North Carolina. Later in 1945, he accepted a position with the Allison-Erwin Company, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, as an area sales manager. Mr. Weede continued with Allison-Erwin until his retirement in Cheraw, in 1975.

Mr. Weede was preceded in death by his beloved wife of nearly 59 years, a native of Cheraw.

 

Surviving is his children, Katherine Weede Griggs of Cheraw, Harry Walker Weede, Jr., of Chapel Hill, N.C., Sally Weede Kingsley of Atlanta, Ga., and William Lewis Weede of Greenville; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grand-children.

The family received friends 4-6 p.m. March 30, at Kiser Funeral Home. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. March 31, at Scotia Village in Laurinburg N.C. A funeral service was held at 4 p.m. March 31, at First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

Mr. Weede was an ardent follower and supporter of athletics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was a 25-year member of the Rams Club, and until recently, a season-ticket-holder who rarely missed a football game.

Memorials may be made to one of the following: Ernie Williamson Athletics Center Capital Fund, Rams Club, P. O. Box 2446, Chapel Hill, NC 27515; St. David’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1196, Cheraw, SC 29520; Cheraw First Baptist Building Fund, P. O. Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520; Scotia Village Wellness Center Foundation, 2200 Elm Avenue, Laurinburg, NC 28352.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 15, 2008.

 

Leila K. Barwick

SUMTER – Leila K. Barwick, 77, widow of James H. (Joe) Barwick, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at Tuomey Healthcare System.

She was a daughter of the late Arthur Jefferson Keller and Sadie Adele Scarborough Keller.

Mrs. Barwick was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and was a retired registered nurse from Tuomey Healthcare System.

Surviving is a daughter, Sadie Barwick Smith and husband, Kenny of Cheraw; one son, James Harvey Barwick, Jr. of Columbia; a brother, Arthur Jefferson Keller and wife Faye of Orangeburg; a sister, Caroline Carrol of Fort Motte; three grandchildren, Michael Justin Smith and wife Lindsay of Charlotte, N.C., Jordan Lee Smith of Cheraw and Jennifer Leigh Smith of Cheraw; also Robert G. Thompson; and other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased in death by a brother, Charles Edward Keller.

Funeral services were held at 11 AM Saturday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Friday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 27 Broad St. Sumter, S.C. 29150.

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 15, 2008.

 

Harold Vernon Coffman

EUSTIS, FLA. – Harold Vernon Coffman, 80, died April 17, 2008.

He moved to Eustis, Fla. in 1962 and was a real estate broker, a deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church of Eustis.

Surviving is his wife, Peggy Lee Gaskins Coffman; daughter, Elizabeth Coffman Blamick (Eric) of Eustis; sons, Michael Harold Coffman (Deborah) of Umatilla and Col David William Coffman (Jean) of San Diego, Ca.; seven grandchildren; four brothers, and six sisters.

Services were held at First Baptist Church of Eustis, Fla.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 15, 2008.

 

Robert Andrew Love

CHERAW – Robert Andrew Love, 59, died March 18, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 7 at Robinson AME Zion Church.

Robert was a graduate of Long High School class of 1967. He was converted at an early age and joined Robinson AME Zion Church where he was once a member of the junior and men’s choir.

He was employed at Cheraw Dyeing and Finishing for 32 years and was employed as a security guard at Northeastern Technical College at the time of his death. He was an avid sports fan and played basketball for Long High School Dragons and short stop for the Cheraw A’s baseball team.

 

A sister, Rosa Mae Love preceded him in death.

 

Surviving is his wife, Shirley Short Love; two daughters, LaTonia Renee (Nathaniel) Covington and Robin Lawanda (Damien) Shields of Cheraw; a son, Dennis Jermaine Love of Pendelton; three grandchildren, Ebony Aleshia Love of Columbia, Tevin Ta’Shon Smalls and Zaria Antowinette Shields of Cheraw; a great-granddaughter, Jayla Robinson of Columbia; four brothers, Warren (Minnie) Love of Fayetteville, N.C., Frank Love, Johnny Love, and Mason Love of Cheraw; three sisters, Pearl L. Autry of Fayetteville, N.C., Virginia Love and Evelyn (Milton) Mack of Cheraw; two aunts, Julia Deberry and Ruth McCall of Cheraw; other siblings, Kimberly Foster and Whitney Gainey and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 15, 2008.

 

Sadie Mae “Sister” Allen Robinson

CHERAW – Sadie Mae “Sister” Allen Robinson, 65, died May 5, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 10 at Robinson AME Zion Church. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Leroy and Annie Allen, born June 24, 1942.

“Sister” as she was affectionately known, was a 1960 graduate of Long High School. She was converted at an early age and joined Robinson AME Zion Church. There she served as a member of the Wings Over Zion and as a member of the Kitchen Committee.

She was employed by ARA Food Service for many years. Later she was employed by Baltimore City Post Office and The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena Maryland as the Director until she retired. Upon retirement she returned home to Cheraw.

A brother, Leroy Allen, Jr. preceded her in death.

Surviving is her husband, Jerome Wilson Robinson of the home; six daughters, Pearlie Mae (Willie) Kirby, Sandra Kirby, Robin (Milton) Kirby, Micshele (Larry) Player of Baltimore, MD, Deloris Kirby and Angenette (Artex) Carr of Cheraw; two sons, Robert (Myla) Kirby of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. and Tony (Shirley) Kirby of Glen Burnie, MD and a step-son, Rodney “Tiger” Lewis, 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Albuleana) Garvin of Glen Burnie, MD; two aunts, Leona Byrd of Glen Burnie, MD and Mae Allen Parson of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 15, 2008.

 

Chrystal Dawn Burr

BEAUFORT – Chrystal Dawn Burr, 34, died May 7, 2008.

She was a daughter of Thomas Anderson and Teresa Boan Burr.

She was preceded in death by a son, Sebastian Hedges.

Surviving is her mother, Teresa Alsing of Temassee; step-father, Maurice “Butch” Alsing of Yemassee; a son, Marshall “Buddy” Hedges of LaVergne, Tenn.; two daughters, Brantley Hedges and Noelle Hedges, both of Levergne, Tenn.; a sister, Melissa Gar-ner of New Bern, N.C.; a step-brother, Major Maurice Alsing, III of Germany; a step-sister, Mary Banda of Yemassee.

The family received friends at the residence of her mother in Yemassee.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. May 10 in Ebenezer Cemetery in Yemassee.

Memorials may be made to Yemassee Baptist Church, Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 68, Yemassee, S.C. 29945.

 

Copeland Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 15, 2008.

 

Tom Owens

LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO – Tom Owens, 52, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008.

Tom was the CFO with Charles E. Jarrell Contracting; his passion was golf and sports. He was a member of the Lake Forest Country Club and the American Sub Contractors Association.

Loving husband of Kathie Owens; son of the late John Prentiss and Dorothy Owens Ellis; devoted father of Justin Swires and Christopher Swires; be-loved grandfather of Austin Swires; brother of Angie (Frank) Holrath; dear nephew of Mable (Lowell) Rivers.

Memorials may be made to the St. Charles Humane Society, 1099 Pralle Lane, St. Charles, MO 63303.

Baue Funeral and Memorial Center was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 22, 2008.

 

Helen K. Edwards

SOUTHERN PINES – Mrs. Helen K. Edwards, 78, died May 15, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church of Carthage. Visitation was 4 -8 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son, Michael Edwards, 75 Dalrymple Road, Pinehurst, N.C.

Mrs. Edwards was probably best known fro her clothing store, “Helen’s”. After owner her own stores, she was associated with H. Edwards and Company of Pinehurst, N.C. Upon moving to the Sandhills area in the 1950’s she was one of the first full-time residents of Whispering Pines. She was involved in the community with involvement in B.P.O.E. Does, the English Speaking Union, the Red Hat Society, and The Forum. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Carthage.

Surviving is a son, Michael; brother, Clyde (Sandra) Kimrey Jr. of Wallace; sisters, Lois (Henry) Alexander of Bolivia, N.C. and Miriam (Teenie) Poole of Southern Pines; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Home of North Carolina, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Boles Funeral Home & Crematory of Southern Pines was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 22, 2008.

 

Frances Blalock Giles

DANVILLE, VA. – Frances Blalock Giles, 77, died May18, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 21 at Barker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kermit Law officiating. Burial followed in Danville Memorial Gardens. The family received friends at Barker Funeral Home Chapel May 20, 7-8:30 p.m. and May 21, noon-1:30 p.m. prior to the service. And other times at the residence.

Frances was born Feb. 17, 1931, a daughter of the late Alonza McMillian and Annie Kate Gauldin McMillian. She formerly lived in South Carolina and worked as a weaver for Highland Mills for 30 years. She was of the holiness faith.

She was preceded in death by a son, Uzelle Cross and a brother, Thomas McMillian

Surviving is her husband, John Richard Giles; a son, Larry Gross, Sr. of Cascade, Va.; three sisters, Thelma M. Nichols of Cascade, Va., Irene Holland of Flat Rock, N.C. and Iva Phelps of Danville, Va.; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Barker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 22, 2008.

 

Shirley Ann Biggman Smith

BENNETTSVILLE – Mrs. Shirley Ann Briggman Smith, 74, died May 14, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. May 16, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial

 

 

followed in the Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 15, at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 2, 1933 a daughter of the late Charles and Thelma Edwins Briggman. She was a retired private duty caregiver. Mrs. Smith was married to the late Fredrick Leon Smith and was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Myers.

Surviving are three sons, Charles Eugene “Chuck” Smith of Cheraw, Samuel Dean “Sam” Smith and Michael Smith both of Bennettsville; four daughters, Donna S. (Randy) Wallace of Bennettsville, Rebecca S. (Walter) Arnette of Dillon, Dee S. (Ted) Rodgers of Rockingham, N.C., and Ellen Smith of Bennettsville, three brothers, Charles “Sonny” Briggman of Lexington, William “Bill” Briggman of Orangeburg, and Wesley Briggman of Stockton, Ca.; a sister, Jacquline Townsend of North; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 22, 2008.

 

Curtis McLain

PATRICK – Mr. Curtis McLain, 77, died May 15, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. May 18, at St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. McLain was born Sept. 7, 1930 a son of the late Mason Lee and Katie Gulledge McLain. He was a retired employee of Delta Mills with 47 years of service and a member of St. John Free Will Baptist Church. Curtis was married to the late Genevieve Gainey McLain and was also preceded in death by his daughter Glenda McLain.

Surviving is a son, Thomas McLain, Jr. of Patrick; grandchildren, Katie Michelle McLain and fianc�, Billy Crawford of Cheraw and Joshua McLain and fianc�, Megan Zearfoss of Patrick; a sister, Dorothy Shaw of Patrick; and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 22, 2008.


Tom Owens

LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO – Tom Owens, 52, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008.

Tom was the CFO with Charles E. Jarrell Contracting; his passion was golf and sports. He was a member of the Lake Forest Country Club and the American Sub Contractors Association.

Loving husband of Kathie Owens; son of the late John Prentiss and Dorothy Owens Ellis; devoted father of Justin Swires and Christopher Swires; beloved grandfather of Austin Swires; brother of Angie (Frank) Holrath; dear nephew of Mable (Lowell) Rivers.

Memorials may be made to the St. Charles Humane Society, 1099 Pralle Lane, St. Charles, MO 63303.

 

Baue Funeral and Memorial Center was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

William Nelson Gardner

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. William Nelson Gardner, 74, died May 21, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. May 24, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 3:30 -5 p.m., Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Gardner was born Oct. 13, 1933 a son of the late Lawrence Nelson and Sarah Frances Hunter Gardner. He was a retired Industrial Pipe Fitter. Mr. Gardner was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed flea markets and auctions.

William was preceded in death by a son, Brian Gardner, a brother, Coyt Gardner, two sisters, Lillian Rayfield and Jean Davis.

Surviving is his wife, Kay Clanton Gardner of the home; six sons: Nelson (Kathy) Gardner of Seneca, Rev. Jeff (Teresa) Gardner of Hartsville, Jerry Gardner of Walhalla, Scott (Allison) Gardner of Chesterfield, Chris (Liberti) Gardner of Ruby and David Hair of Ruby; a daughter, Sharon (Mike) Kimrey of Cheraw; a brother, Frankie (Donna) Gardner of Hartsville; a sister, Alice (Wes) Spindler of Charlotte, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

Jessie “Dick” Dixon

PATRICK – Mr. Jessie “Dick” Dixon, 67, died May 21, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. May 24, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home

Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial followed in Palmetto Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 23, 2008 at the funeral home.

Mr. Dixon was born Sept. 17, 1940 a son of the late Brock and Idell Hicks Dixon. He was a retired carpenter and U.S. Air Force Veteran. Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a member of the Winery Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey L. “Hob” Dixon and Anglish Dixon.

Surviving is his companion of 15 years, Caroline O’Neal; three sons, Randy L. (Glenda) Dixon of Patrick, Jessie “Gene” (Judy) Dixon, and Richard “Cotton” (Penny) Dixon both of Chesterfield; two daughters, Missy Shaw and Ricky Griggs of Cheraw and Rachel Medford of Patrick; a brother, Elijah (Doris) Dixon of Chesterfield; four sisters, Rachel Yar-borough of McBee, Patricia Rogers of Chesapeake, Va., Ann (Max) McCormick of Cheraw, and Becky Ann (Frank) Hayden of Suffolk, Va.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

Clara Lee Quick Hudson

CHERAW – Mrs. Clara Lee Quick Hudson, 89, died May 23, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m., May 25, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 24, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hudson was a daughter of the late Solomon Ady and Maggie Brown Quick. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hudson was married to the late James Burl Hudson.

Surviving is a daughter, Ruth H. (Bobby) Bennett of Cheraw; a sister, Lucille Skipper of Wadesboro, N.C.; two grandchildren, Mary Knight of Cheraw, and Bobby (Sandra) Bennett, Jr. of Chesterfield; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth (Brent) English, Michael (Jamie) Bennett, Christopher Bennett and Christy Bennett and two great-great-grand-children.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

Audrey Portor Rogers

CHERAW – Audrey Portor Rogers , 82 , died May 15, 2008.

Funeral services were held May 17, 2008 at 3 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home with interment in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

She was the daughter of the late P. Benton and Myra Braswell Portor . She was a homemaker and the widow of James William Rogers.

She was predeceased by her husband, and a son, Chris Rogers.

She is survived by her sons, Steve Rogers and his wife, Earline of Cheraw and Buddy Rogers and his wife, Barbara of Summerville; a daughter, Rebecca Cline and her husband, Eddie of Laurinburg, N.C.; a sister, Janice Hasty of McLean, Va.; eight grand-children and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday May 17, 2008 at 3:00pm at Norton Funeral Home with interment in Chatham Hill Memoial Gardens.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

Inez Smith Stubbs

CHERAW – Mrs. Inez Smith Stubbs died May 22, 2008.

Funeral services were held May 24, at 2 p.m. in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family received friends following the service.

She was the daughter of the late Price Eugene and Nerva Smith. She was a retired Registered Nurse with over 50 years of service.

Surviving is a daughter, Linda Williamson of Ponte Vedra, Fla.; two grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

Ellis Matthew “John” Sessoms

BENNETTSVILLE – Ellis Matthew “John” Sessoms, 74, died May 15, 2008.

Funeral services were held May 18 at New Life Penticostal Holiness Church will burial in Sunset Memorial Park.

Mr. Sessoms was the son of Willie and Lilly Bell Quick Sessoms. He was retired from J.P. Stevens, Delta Plant in Wallace. He was a member of the Bennttsville Church of God and a former deacon at Stevens Memorial Penticostal Holiness Church.

Surviving is his wife, Doris Lane Grice Sessoms of the home; three sons, Ellis Wayne Sessoms of Bennettsville, Gary Allan Sessoms of N.C. and Robin Mark Sessoms of Florence; three daughters, Cheryl Lynn Haselden of Wallace, Rhonda Carole Hagan of Bennettsville and Janet Lisa Chisholm of Hartsville; a brother, Bobby Sessoms of Wallace; two sisters, Betty Hatchell of Cheraw and Lois Odom of Bennettsville; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to New Life Penticostal Holiness Church, 1106 Hamelet Hwy., Bennettsville, SC 29512.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

Annie Cornelia Peagues

CHERAW – Annie Cornelia Peagues, 83, died May 6, 2008.

Funeral services were held May 13, at New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Darlington. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Annie was the wife of Thomas Peagues born July 28, 1924 to Jamie Sims and Eddie Cosom. She received her formal education in the Darlington County Public school system. She moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she worked and retired from the New York Transit Authority in 1988. Annie was a member of New Hopewell Missionary Baptist and St. John Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. where she served until her retirement in 1988. As a member she was a member of the Homebound Ministry, senior choir, pastor’s aid committee and Senior Missionary until her health failed.

Surviving is a son, Jerome Peagues of Cheraw; three granddaughter, Ashley Hubbard of the home, Tracey (Oscar) Reddin of Long Island, N.Y. and Gizzle Peagues of Greensboro, N.C.; five grandsons, Adrian Cosom of San Diego, Ca., Thomas Jerome Peagues of Queens Long Island, N.Y., Keith Allen and Darrell Peagues all of Greensboro, N.C.; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

James “Chuck” Eric Lowery

PAGELAND – James “Chuck” Eric Lowery, 47, died May 21, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 25, at Salem United Methodist Church, Pageland.

James was born May 11, 1961 to Verla Edgeworth Lowery and the late James Albert Lowery. Under the influence of Christian home Chuck attended Oro United Methodist Church, Salem United Methodist Church and Oak Hill Baptist Church.

He attended the Chesterfield County public school system. He was employed by J&J Farms Trucking Company in Pageland.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Melissa Lowery Gill.

Surviving are three daughters, Erica Nicholson, Isha (Corey) Young both of Charlotte, N.C. and Marissa Ganson of Monroe, N.C.; two brothers, Albert Lowery, Jr. of Pageland and Levoid Ratliff of Charlotte, N.C.; five sisters, Shirley Reardon of Pageland, Phyllis (Lewis) Simpson of Matthews, N.C., Glaris Miller of Monroe, N.C., Jona (Eddie) Hamilton of Pageland and Peggy Watkins of Bowie, MD; two uncles, Jimmie Lowery of Newark, N.J. and M.V. Blakeney of Pageland; four aunts, Betty Flowers, Patricia Flowers, Lois Lowery and Roberta Lowery all of Newark, N.J.; three grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

Walter “Bobby” Pegues

CHERAW – Walter “Bobby” Pegues, 66, died May 19, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. May 25 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. The Rev. Diane Belk of Robinson AME Zion Church officiated. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Walter was born Jan. 12, 1942 a son of the late Luther and Mary Frances Pegues. He joined Robinson AME Zion Church at an early age and worked with the Trustee Board, Senior Usher Board, men’s choir, Wings Over Zion Choir and the kitchen committee. He was a member of Sanctorum Lodge #25 F&AM (PHA).

He attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduted from Long High School class of 1961. He attended Denmark Technical School and specialized in building construction and electricity. He was a self-employed contractor.

 

Bobby was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Daniel Chambers of Morven, N.C. and Dennis Jermaine Love of Pendleton; two sisters, Margaret Clark of New York City, N.Y. and Annie (James) Jackson of Bronx, N.Y.; three brothers, Lester (Mary Frances) Pegeus of High Point, N.C., John (Mary Elizabeth) Pegues and Luther (Patricia) Pegues both of Cheraw; a grandchild, Kishawn Tyrese Martin of Morven, N.C.; three aunts, Ethel Pegues of Cheraw, Catherine Jones of New York City, N.Y. and Willie Mae Berry of Norwalk, Conn. And other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

James Ruben Marshall

CHESTERFIELD – James Ruben Marshall,

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 26 at Ramah Grove Baptist Church, McFarlan, N.C. Pastor Eric Edwards officiated. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

James was born Dec. 10, 1939, to the late Robert L. Marshall and Winnie Royal Marshall. He was an agriculturalist for many years.

Ruby was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Lee Boyd.

Surviving are two sons, James Robert (Priscilla) of Kannapolis, N.C. and Jonathon of Cheraw; two daughters, Eunees Marie McCoy (Bernard) of Wadesboro, N.C. and Brenda Diane Taylor (Rayford) of Hamlet, N.C.; two brothers, Sherman Marshall of High Point, N.C. and Albert Marshall (Lillie) of Cheraw; three sisters, Nausica Ledbetter (Jimmy) of High Point, N.C., Carolyn McMillon (James) of Cheraw and Shirleen Diggs (Claude) of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Nicole, Mya and Brenre’; and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, May 29, 2008.

 

Betty Bernice Gooden Jordan

PAGELAND – Mrs. Betty Bernice Gooden Jordan, 77, died May 31, 2008.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. June 2, at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Patrick.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m., June 1, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jordan was born September 4, 1930 in Patrick, SC. She was a daughter of the late Coker and Mary McCoy Gooden. Mrs. Jordan was a retired nutrition site manager with Chesterfield County Council on Aging. She was a member of the Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Jordan was married to the late Hardy “Shine” Jordan and was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Jordan and a sister, Margie Lisenby.

Surviving are three sons, Leverne Jordan, Charles (Sara) Jordan, and David (Libby) Jordan all of Pageland, three daughters, Debbie (Don) Helms and Jennifer Jordan of Pageland, SC, and Jessica (Jamie) Weed of Lancaster; three brothers, Glenn Gooden of Ohio, Jerry Gooden of Columbia, and Ray Gooden of West Va.; a sister, Shelby Whitaker of Chesterfield; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 5, 2008.

 

Robert Henderickson

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Robert Hendrickson, 85, died May 29, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Hendrickson was born June 12, 1922, a son of the late Fred Carroll Hendrickson and Anna Gonnermann Hendrickson. He was am graduate of Windham High School and Reppert School of Auctioneering. Mr. Hendrickson was a retired auctioneer.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Fred Hendrickson.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Anne Hendrickson of the home; three daughters, Linda Hendrickson, Barbara Hendrickson, and Donna Hendrickson, all of the home and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 5, 2008.

 

Melba Rivers Brock

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Melba Rivers Brock, 78, died May 20, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. May 22, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. May 21, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brock was born Feb. 20, 1930 a daughter of Mattie Lua Gardner Rivers and the late John Weldon Rivers. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and retired as office manager with Chesterfield Manufacturing Co. Mrs. Brock was a lifelong member of

 

Shiloh United Methodist Church where she was a member of the UMW, the Ladies Bible Class, and served as former Trustee, and MYF Counselor.

 

Melba was married to the late John Henry Brock and was also preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Lou Davis.

Surviving are two sons, John H. (Becky) Brock, Jr. and Bill (Nancy) Brock both of Chesterfield; three daughters, Rachel B. Jeffcoat of Chesterfield, Luann B. (Rick) Sellers of Mt. Pleasant and Martha Kay (Barry) Atkinson of Laurens; mother, Mattie Lua Gardner Rivers of Chesterfield; 10 grandchildren, Melissa (Lance) Abernathy, Jamie (Tina) Privette, Leslie (Burt) Huggins, Lauren Clark, Dan (Amanda) Atkinson, Mandy Atkinson, Pamela D. Brock, SSgt. Jonathan A. Brock, English Brock, and Eliza Brock; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, Nelson Rivers, Reverend Lindsey Rivers, and J. W. Rivers all of Chesterfield and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, Shiloh United Methodist Church ,Building Fund c/o Judy Oliver 203 East Main Street, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or Lupus Foundation of America Inc. P.O. Box 631047, Baltimore, Maryland 21263-1047.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 5, 2008.

 

Dr. Francis Joseph “Frank” Condon

CHERAW – Dr. Francis Joseph “Frank” Condon, 49, died May 31, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 4, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Brock’s Mill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 3, at the funeral home.

Dr. Condon was born Nov. 27, 1958, a son of Beverly Jones Condon and the late Francis Joseph Condon. He was a graduate of University California at Irbine, Truman State University, and Michigan State University, where he received his doctorate degree in internal medicine. Dr. Condon was a dedicated physician, who enjoyed caring for his patients at Condon Medical Services. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast. He enjoyed Michigan State basketball and football, cooking, playing the guitar, and singing.

Surviving is his wife, Jessica Teal Condon of the home; two sons, Ian Condon and Sean Condon of Cheraw; two step-sons, Devon Ferry of Conway, MO and William Freeman of Lebanon, MO; mother, Beverly Jones Condon of Twin Falls, ID; a brother, Steven Condon of Arizona; four sisters, Theresa Kavanah, Marygrace Condon of Idaho, Christine Condon of California, and Peggy Lennon of New York.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 5, 2008.

 

Jerry Chavis

BENNETTSVILLE – Jerry Chavis, 59, died May 26, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held 4:00 PM Thursday, May 29, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Grant’s Cemetery behind the church.

He was a son of the late Emerson Ford Chavis and Eva Mae Chavis. He was a graduate (’68) of Wallace High School where he was active in basketball and baseball. He attended Richmond community college in 1969. He was a US Navy Veteran.

Jerry was the owner and operator of Chavis Painting Contractors. He was an avid fisherman. He had a passion for NASCAR and short track Saturday night racing. He loved all sports. He loved gardening and always shared his vegetables with his family and friends. He was a loving brother Uncle and friend.

Surviving is a brother, Don Wayne Chavis; sisters, Miriam C. Griggs, Brenda C. Moody, Nina C. Leviner all of Bennettsville, and Ruby C. Hatcher of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, c/o Joan Brock, 1701 Hwy 9 West, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 5, 2008.


James Earl “Dozzy” Jones

CHERAW – James Earl “Dozzy” Jones, 79, June 9, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. (TODAY) June 12, at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. June 11,at Kiser Funeral Home.

He was a son of the late John S and Fannie R. Jones. He was the widower of Dolores A. Jones. He was employed at Burlington Industries for many years and later retired from Crown, Cork and Seal of Cheraw. He was an avid Cheraw Braves fan as well as a South Carolina Gamecock fan he was well known for his enthusiasm and dedication to the sport of football. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cheraw.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his siblings, Hazel J. Kimrey, Elizabeth J. Anderson, Flora Mae J. Brigman, Carolee J. Dudley, J.C. Jones and Johnnie Jones.

Surviving are his children, Cheryl (Jimmy) Joplin of Cheraw, Kathy J. Cooke of Cheraw, Vickie (Randy) Hughes of Florence, Beth (Eugene) Eddins of Chesterfield, Melinda J. Wilhelmson of Central, Jimmy Jones of Cheraw, Allison (Ron) Freeman of Cheraw, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

Johnnie Frank Jordan

KERSHAW – Mr. Johnnie Frank Jordan, 73, died June 6, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. June 9, at Twin Pines Freewill Baptist Church, Jefferson. Burial followed in Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 8, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mr. Jordan was born May 29, 1935 a son of the late Jack Edward and Rosa Lee Mills Jordan. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries with 40 years of service, and was a member of Twin Pines Freewill Baptist Church.

Frank was preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Cecil Jordan.

Surviving is a son, Johnnie Frank Jordan, Jr. of Jefferson; a daughter, Robin Autry of Kershaw; a granddaughter, Amanda Autry and a great-granddaughter, Faith Autry; a sister, Annie Mae Ganiey of Lancaster; a son, Franklin Mills of Heath Springs; also Sadie Barrett of Kershaw

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

Arthur “June” Caulder, Jr.

CHERAW – Arthur “June” Caulder, Jr. 81, died June 5, 2008.

Funeral services were held 3 p.m. June 8, at First United Methodist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. June 7, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

He was a son of the late Arthur Caulder, Sr. and Bertha Rainwater Caulder. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw, SC. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War and was retired from J.P. Stevens.

June Caulder loved Christ his Savior. He adored his family and is remembered as a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather.

 

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Willard Caulder, Robert Caulder, Rufus Caulde; and sisters, Elizabeth Caulder, and Margaret Caulder.

Surviving is his wife, Jean Chapman Caulder of Cheraw; a daughter, Diane Caulder Jordan of Cheraw; a grandson, Ben Jordan of Charleston; a brother, Tharen Caulder of Patrick; and a sister Ruby Teal of Chesterfield.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

Linda Burch Tyler

RUBY – Mrs. Linda Burch Tyler, 85, of Dale City, Va. and formerly of Ruby, died June 5, 2008.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. June 10, at Ruby Cemetery, Ruby.

Mrs. Tyler was born Sept. 4, 1922, in a daughter of the late Tristram Hampton and Hattie Janette Rollings Burch. She was a retired Nurse.

Mrs. Tyler was also preceded in death by her sisters, Fay B. McNab, Floried B. Hurd, Lucille Burch, Mary Lola Burch, and Jennie B. Hartman, and by her brothers, Dennis Hampton Burch, Franklin Burch, Thomas E. Burch, and Emsley F. Burch.

Surviving is her husband, Otis B. Tyler of the home; a son, Barry Burch Tyler of the home; and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

Robert Lee Smith

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Robert Lee Smith, 80, died June7, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. June 10, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 9, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith was born March 26, 1928 a son of the late Robert James and Dora Birtie Oliver Smith. He was a retired Farmer and Road Construction employee and was a former member of the S.C. National Guard. Mr. Smith was a member Oakland Baptist Church and enjoyed playing the guitar. He was married to the late Edna Dretzel Smith and was also preceded in death by his 3 brothers, Ansel, T.D., and Dock Smith.

Surviving is a daughter, Jennifer two sisters, Emma Mae McLaurin of Chesterfield and Margaret Williams of Morven, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709, or Oakland Baptist Church c/o Of Janice Sowell 749 TS Sellers Road, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

James “Buddy” Steven Morris

PAGELAND – James “Buddy” Steven Morris, 35, died June 6, 2008.

He was the son of Mitchell Steven and Patricia Ann O’Neal Morris. He enjoyed drawing, fishing, camping and riding.

He is preceded in death by a son, Nicholas Downer.

Surviving is his wife, Dawn Watkins Morris of Pageland; sons, Dylan Turner of Society Hill, Nathaniel Watkins of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughters, Leigh Ann Watkins, Kasey Felix, Chancey Airington all of Pageland, Jesse McCaskill of Bethune; a brother, Micheal Scott Morris of Cheraw, and four grandchildren.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. June 7, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. June 8, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. Burial was held in Harris Creek Cemetery, Society Hill.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

Harriet Wannamaker Hollingsworth

AUGUSTA – Mrs. Harriet Wannamaker Hollingsworth, 88, died June 8, 2008.

Funeral services were held June 11, at 11 a.m. at Platt’s Belair Road Chapel with the Rev. Robert M. Watkins officiating. Burial was private.

Mrs. Hollingsworth, a native of Chesterfield, S.C., was a charter member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hollingsworth, Jr.

Surviving is her son, Earl C. Hollingsworth, III, and his wife, Juanita L. Hawkins of Augusta; three daughters, Leila Hollingsworth Monore, and husband, Gary, of Waldorf, MD., Harried “Happy” Krouse, and husband, Nick, of El Cerrito, Ca., and Peggy Hollingsworth Whittle, and husband, David, of North Augusta; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

Bernice Thomas Boan

BENNETTSVILLE – Bernice Thomas Boan, 77, died June 9, 2008.

Funeral services will be held (TODAY) at 2 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in McCall Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wed. at the church.

Mrs. Boan was the daughter of the late Benjamin Brooks and Sarah Lockamy Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was married to the late Jessie Boan.

Surviving are her sons, Brooks Boan of Chesterfield, David Boan of Cheraw and Eddie Boan of Bennettsville; daughters, Patricia Harpe of Bennetts-ville, Wendy Polson of Chesterfield, Sue Quick of Bennettsville, Vickie Smith, Linda Boan, Joyce Dixon all of Cheraw, Debbie Gulledge and Marie Cheek both of Bennettsville; a sister, Lillie Mae Clark of Bennettsville; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grand-children.

Whitner-Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day June 12, 2008.

 

Bernice Miller Sanders

CHERAW – Bernice Miller Sanders, 104, died.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. June 7 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Bernice will be remembered as a pillar for her family, friends and church. One of her favorite quotes was, “You never get too old to learn something new.”

Her training as an educator was exhibited at home as well in the community. Her grandchildren recall summers at her house with school in the morning, trips to the library and the lake, with a big picnic spread.

She will be remembered as a fighter. Her tenacity started in childhood for she was one of ten children. She fought to overcome injuries sustained in an auto accident 20 years ago. She taught herself how to walk again; to drive again; and to write again.

She was the guiding and loving hand to four children; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister; and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

Eliza Streater Harrington

CHERAW – Eliza Streater Harrington, 88, died June 1, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. June 9 at White Creek Baptist Church. Burial was held in White Creek Cemetery.

Eliza was born Aug. 1, 1919 to the late Roxie K. Streater and Ervin Streater. She eventually moved to South Carolina where she met Robert Harrington and married Sept. 11, 1949. She became a member of White Creek Baptist Church, and for a season, worked with the Missionary Committee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Dudney” Harrington; two sons, Samuel Harrington and Lee Burt Streater.

Surviving are two sons, James (Ruby) Harrington of Fayetteville, N.C. and Marion Harrington of Rockingham, N.C.; five daughters, Rose (Lee Morris) Pegues of Wallace, Christine Harrington of Cheraw, Betty Harring-ton of Washington, D.C., Louise Bland of Maryland and Estella Quick of Rockingham, N.C.; 28 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and a grandson, Arthur “Scooby” Little; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

Floyd Franklin “Butch” Melton

PATRICK – Mr. Floyd Franklin “Butch” Melton, 58, died June 5, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. June 9, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was private.

Visitation was 2-3 p.m. June 9, at the funeral home prior to the service.

Mr. Melton was born July 24, 1949 a son of the late Herman and Daisy Bell Melton. He was a graduate of Lilesville High School and was a retired refrigeration and air conditioning technician.

Butch was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Dick and Frances Anderson.

Surviving is his wife, Ruby Johnson Melton of the home; a sister, Katherine Connor of La Pine, OR; and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 12, 2008.

 

Thaddeus Franklin Smith

WALLACE – Mr. Thaddeus Franklin Smith, 63, died June 11, 2008.

Funeral services were held June 14 at 4 p.m. in Oak Grove United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

He was the son of the late Luther and Polly Cox Smith. He was graduate of Cheraw High School and a retired welder. He was a avid NASCAR fan and was a longtime member of Achlolics Anoymous and was a inspration to many people in there reovery.

Surviving is his companion, Vivian Bryant of Wallace; two sons, Thad F. Smith and his wife. Rebecca of Sanford, N.C. and Travis F. Smith and his wife, Katie of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; three brothers, Gene Smith and his wife, Norma of Farmington, N.C.; Bryant Smith and his wife, Peggy of Cheraw; Willie Smith and his wife, Pam of Wallace; a sister, Carolyn Galliher and her husband, Roger of Wallace; four grandchildren Justice , Kyle, Ryder and Joshua.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 19, 2008.

 

Buffi Sue Braswell Freeman

CHERAW – Buffi Sue Braswell Freeman, 37, died June 12, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. June 14 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. Burial was held in the Haney Family Cemetery in Patrick.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. June 13 at Kiser Funeral Home.

She enjoyed playing softball, working with flowers and decorating and was an avid Clemson fan,

She is the daughter of Betty Lou Johnson of Cheraw and Pete Braswell of Cheraw.

Surviving is her son, Taylor Freeman of Cheraw; two brothers, Jody Braswell of Cheraw and Chuck Bras-well of Charlotte, N.C.; and a sister, Tammie Johnson of Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to the Buffi Freeman Memorial Fund, c/o Founders Federal Credit Union, 2599 Hwy 9, Cheraw, S.C., 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 19, 2008.

 

Lores Brown Baker

CHERAW – Mrs. Lores Brown Baker, 88, died June 14, 2008.

Funeral services were held by the graveside at 11 a.m. June 16, in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

She was the daughter of A. B. and Myrtle Melton Brown. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Baker, Sr., who died March 19, 1945 during World War II.

Mrs. Baker was a graduate of Coker College and taught at the Pleasant Grove School for several years. She was the owner and operator of Brown’s Gift Shop in Cheraw for 50 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a former member and Sunday school teacher at Cheraw First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star.

Surviving is her son, Donald J. Baker, Jr., and his wife, Susan of Cheraw; grandson, Joseph Anthony Baker, and his wife, Lisa of Rock Hill; and granddaughter, Treacy Baker Bozard, and her husband, Eric of Cheraw; and a sister, Mable B. Seel, of Greenwood.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 19, 2008.

 

Bruce Jennings Quick

CHERAW – Mr. Bruce Jennings Quick, 52, died June 11, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. June 13, at Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 12 at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Quick was born Oct. 3, 1955, a son of Francis Jennings and Alice Jean Brock Quick. He was a graduate of Wallace High School and was a retired inspector with INA USA. Bruce was a member and a deacon at Westfield Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife, Julie Lisenby Quick of the home; two sons, Brandon J. Quick and Gavin W. Quick both of the home; two daughters, Kelynn (William) Keith of Chesterfield and Elizabeth Gatti of Maryland; parents, Francis and Jean Quick of Wallace; three brothers, Jeff Quick of Cheraw, SC, Kenn Quick of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Tim Quick of Wallace.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 19, 2008.

 

Lester Avery, Jr.

BENNETTSVILLE – Mr. Lester Avery, Jr., 75, died June 11, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. June 16, at New Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Lester was born Nov. 12, 1932 to the late Agnes and Lester Avery. He left home and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. for a short time then moved to Bridgeport where he made his home. He worked for Metro North for 35 years and retired. He then moved back to the south.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Bernice Codgell, Magdalene McNeill and Blanche Gibson and three brothers, James, Lonnie and Lendbyrd.

Surviving is his wife, Mae Avery; three daughters, Chelsea Prince of the home, Glenda (George) Tatum and Patricia Power both of the Fayetteville, N.C.; two sons, Jiheim Prince of the home and Tyrone Power of Fayetteville, N.C.; five grandsons and 15 great-grands; three sisters, Annie Mae Mattis of Clinton, N.C., Margaret Spearman of Ingold, N.C., and Jemeice Robinson of Fayetteville, N.C.; a brother, Carl Avery of Louisville, KY; four god-daughters, Tiera Gould of Georgia, Shonda Coachman and Chasley Badgett of Bridgeport and Lakiia Coachman of Maryland; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arranagements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, June 19, 2008.

 

John Edward Chambers, Jr.

PAGELAND – Mr. John Edward Chambers, Jr., 65, died June 5, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. June 11, at Rock Hill AME Zion Church, Jefferson. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

John was born July 12, 1942 to John Chambers, Sr. and the late Eva Mae Williams Chambers. He attended the Chesterfield County public school system. He worked various jobs during his tenure, but he loved truck driving more. He drove trucks over 25 years. He joined Union Hill Baptist Church at an early age.

Surviving is his companion Susie “Babe” Bracey of Jefferson; six sons, Michael Chambers, Rickey Chambers, Petey Bracey, Thomas McBride (Tina), Lamont Bracey (Janice) and Kenny Bracey (Karen) all of Pageland; six daughters, Angela Flythe (Arthur), Loretta Lowery (Bobby), Josetta Funderburk (Kenneth), Twanna Sowell (Terry), all of Pageland, Jackie Miller (Lamont) of El Paso, TX and Jacqueline Crouch (Currey) of Jefferson; grandson, Ahmadrae Dae’John Bracey who he helped raise; 41 grand-children; 41 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eugene Chambers (Naomi) of Monroe, Joe Lee Chambers (Norma Jean) of Charlotte, N.C. and Mitchell Chambers (Mary) of Pageland; four sisters, Mildred Chambers, Betty Tyson, both of Monroe, N.C., Shirley Fairley of Pageland and Lucille Butler of Charlotte, N.C.; five aunts, Katherine Sowell, Janie Blakeney, Irene Chambers all of Pagaland, Elouise Williams and Magalene Williams Parker both of Washington, D.C. and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 19, 2008.

 

Jerico “Bo” Jowers

JEFFERSON – Mr. Jerico “Bo” Jowers, 56, died June 10, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 15, at Mt. Elon United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Jerico was the son of the late Dezzie Jowers and the late Johnny Brown born Oct. 1, 1951. He was known as “Bo” to some people and “Liver” to others. He was a McBee High School graduate. He married Lagatha Miller on April 5, 1980.

Surviving is his wife; three sons, Jerimia Jowers, Michael Miller and Jeffery Miller all of Jefferson; two daughters, Stephanie Jowers of Patrick and Imani (Pumpkin) of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Dyvonne Jowers (Eva) of Lancaster and Michael Brown of Lancaster, Ca.; two sisters, Jenny Bristow (Craven) of Jefferson and Dianne Graham (Jerry) of Hartsville; grandchildren, Kebria Miller, Janaz Miller and Zakayla Ingram; cousins, Mary Jowers Bristow (Emanuel) and Collin Brown; three aunts, Naomi Jowers, Edell Jowers and Mattie Jowers, all of Jefferson; an uncle, K.D. Chambers of Peachland, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 19, 2008.

 

Arthur “June” Caulder, Jr.

 

CHERAW – Mr. Arthur “June” Caulder, Jr., 81, died June 5, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 8, at First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

He was born Jan. 1, 1927, a son of the late Arthur Caulder, Sr. and Bertha Rainwater Caulder. He loved Christ, his Savior and adored his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

Mr. Caulder was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served in the S.C. Army National Guard. He retired from J.P. Stevens after 40 years.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard Caulder, Robert Caulder, and Rufus Caulder; two sisters, Elizabeth Caulder and Margaret Caulder.

Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Jean Chapman Caulder of Cheraw; a daughter, Diane Caulder Jordan of Cheraw; a grandson, Ben Jordan and his wife, Carrie of Charleston; a brother, Tharen Caulder of Patrick and a sister, Ruby Teal of Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Agape Hospice.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 19, 2008.

 

Daisy Lee Fair

RUBY – Mrs. Daisy Lee Fair,

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. June 10 at Flemming Funeral Home, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruby.

Daisy was the daughter of the late Clarence and Hattie Moser born Oct. 8, 1931. She was married to the late Edward Eugene Fair. She attended the House of Prayer Church in Ruby for many years and retired from Chester-field Manufacturing Company after many years of service.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wendell Fair; five sisters and seven brothers.

Surviving are four sons, Henry (Gladys) Fair of Ruby, Jerry (Jeannie) Fair of Marietta, Ga., Odell (Diane) Fair of Camden and James (Dalphine) Fair of Mt. Croghan; a daughter, Wanda (Paul) Amos of Greensboro, N.C.; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 19, 2008.


Walter Preston Bruner

CHERAW – Mr. Walter Preston Bruner, 87, died June 19, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. June 22, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Bruner was born July 27, 1920, a son of the late George Harmon and Margaret Christine Hammonds Bruner. He was a retired employee of Jackson Oil Company and was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Mr. Bruner was a member of the WOW Lodge 516 for over 50 years. He was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where he served in various positions in the church, including the Administrative Council, Cemetery Committee, Sunday school teacher, and Men’s Club. He was also a member of the choir for 40 years. Walter was a humble man with a strong faith and was committed to and loved his family and church.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Bernice Bruner Jones Fisher, and by his three brothers, Paul Boyd, John Thomas and George Harman Bruner.

Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Alieth Watson Bruner of the home; a son, Walter Michael Bruner of Cheraw; two daughters, Patsy Bruner (Mike) Orr and Jo Anne Bruner Fields both of Cheraw; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 1016 Tec Road, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 26, 2008.

 

Dr. W. E. “Doc” Lisenby

CHERAW – Dr. W. E. “Doc” Lisenby, Ret. Captain USMC died June 13, 2008.

His widow, Cindy Taylor-Lisenby may be contacted regarding memorial services at 634-6564.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 26, 2008.

 

Azilee Melton Taylor

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Azilee Melton Taylor, 85, died June 18, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 21, at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was held in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 20, at Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Taylor was born August 23, 1922 a daughter of the late Richard and Pinky Robertson Melton. She was a retired Caro-Knit employee and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Mrs. Taylor was married to the late Edward Taylor and was also preceded in death by her son, Ray Edward Taylor.

Surviving are two daughters, Joanne T. (George) Horton of Jefferson and Juanita M. (Jimmy) Price of Rock Hill;10 grandchildren; 17 great-grand-children, and four great-great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to: Bethel Baptist Church, 11078 Hwy. 151, Jefferson, SC 29718, or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 26, 2008.


Tracy Emmett Sikes

  1. CROGHAN – Mr. Tracy Emmett Sikes, 91, died June 20, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 23, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Mt. Croghan Memorial Park.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 22, at the funeral home.

Mr. Sikes was born Sept. 8,1916 a son of the late Jack and Blanche Lowery Sikes. He was a farmer and a retired employee of Burlington Industries with 32 years of service. Mr. Sikes was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed his cattle and fox hunting. He was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Tracy was married to the late Analiza Burch Sikes and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Rudolph, Owen, William, Jewel, and Eli Sikes, and his sister Eunice Sikes Rayfield.

Surviving is a daughter, Sylvia Sikes Cato of Pageland; two sons, Glynn (Billie Ann) Sikes of Chesterfield and Bill Sikes of the home; four granddaughters, Rhonda Cato (Mike) Graves, Tammy Sikes (Harold) Cooke, Glenda Sikes Freeman, and Caroline Sikes (Doug) Tyler; eight great-grandchildren, David and Ryan Graves, Grant and Nicholas Cooke, Chase, Lanie, and Jonathan Freeman, and Trace
Memorials may be made to: Elizabeth Baptist Church c/o Mayrow Watson P.O. box 92 Mt. Croghan SC 29727 or Mt. Croghan Memorial Park P.O. box 57 Mt. Croghan SC 29727 or Hospice of Chesterfield County P.O. box 293 Chesterfield SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 26, 2008.

 

James Murdoch Finlayson

WEST COLUMBIA – James Murdoch Finlayson, 96, died June 17, 2008.

Graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw, conducted by Rev. Edward Laney Davidson. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

 

Mr. Finlayson was born Nov. 4, 1911, a son of the late Burruss and Jennie Wait Foster Finlayson. After graduation from Cheraw High School, he entered the University of South Carolina, graduating in 1935 from the School of Commerce. During the depth of the Depression, he held several jobs throughout the Columbia area. Among these was one as an amending clerk in the Senate. All of these aided in his school expenses. Between his USC graduation and the start of WW II, Finlayson worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

He served as a warrant officer with the US Navy during the war and was a member of its amphibious forces and their headquarters operations along the North African shores in 1943. Later, these headquarters and operations moved to England’s shores for the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944. Mr. Finlayson was a life-long member of First United Methodist Church, Cheraw.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Rutha Wait (Mrs. Ernest Dyal) and Florence Foster Finlayson; two brothers, B. Wofford Finlayson and Henry Westbrook Finlayson.

Mr. Finlayson is survived by a sister, Jennie Llew (Mrs. Clarence Lee Guyton); a brother, Patillo Ainsworth Finlayson; and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by two sisters, Rutha Wait (Mrs. Ernest Dyal) and Florence Foster Finlayson; two brothers, B. Wofford Finlayson and Henry Westbrook Finlayson.

Dunbar Funerals was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 26, 2008.

 

Joyce Ann Krapp

SOCIETY HILL – Joyce Ann Krapp, 51, died June 16, 2008.

Funeral services were at 7 p.m. at Flemming Funeral Chapel.

Joyce was born Aug. 30, 1956 a daughter of the late Ishmael and Wilma Hawkins. She attended the public schools of Richmond County. She was employed with INA Bearing of Cheraw, until her health failed. She had several hobbies including painting, crocheting and entertaining friends and family. She enjoyed spending time with her pet, Duchshunds, Amber and Ace.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Walter Hawkins.

Surviving is her husband, Otmar Krapp of the home; a daughter, Kimberly (Marlo) Mungo of Chesterfield; a son, Benjamin (Nikki) Turnage, Jr. of Morven, N.C.; three grandsons, Aaron Turnage, Trenton Turnage and Caiden Mungo; two granddaughters, Marlana Mungo and Trinity Turnage; four sisters, Gloria (John) Pratt of Rockingham, N.C., Delois H. (Nelson) David of Hamlet, N.C., Nancy H. Pratt of Rockingham, N.C. and Peggy H. (Donald) Baldwin of Marston, N.C.; an adopted brother, Cornell (Shawton) Thomas of Eden, Ga.; five aunts, Minnie Noble, Shirley Gaslow both of Detroit, MI, Nellie Ruth of Baltimore, MD, Ann Thomas of Hamlet, N.C. Ruth McNair of Rockingham, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 26, 2008.

 

Betty Lou Wilson

  1. CROGHAN – Betty Lou Wilson, 51, died June 12, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. June 17, at Angelus Chapel AME Zion Church, Jefferson. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Betty was born Sept. 9, 1956 a daughter of the late Thomas and Bernice Sullivan Wilson. She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County. At an early age she joined Angelus Chapel AME Zion Church.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Wilson.

Surviving is her daughter, Patricia Wilson of the home; a godson, Ronald (Muzzie) Wilson of Indian Trail, N.C.; a goddaughter, Twianda Wilson of Atlanta; five sisters, Mamie Miller, Elaine Wilson and Vivian McBride all of Mt. Croghann, Justine (James) Harrell of Jefferson and Hester Mae Blakeney of Pageland; five brothers, Ray Wilson, Jr.,

 

Tommy Lee Wilson, Jimmy Lee Wilson, Johnny (Belinda) Wilson all of Mt. Croghan and Michael (Lillie) Wilson of Marshville, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 26, 2008.

 

Steve Wendell Harrington

CHERAW – Steve Wendell Harrington, 58, died June 14, 2008.

Funeral services were at noon June 21, at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Montrose Cemetery in Cash Community.

 

Steve was a son of the late Virginia Bernice Harrington Flowers and the late Melvin “Nep” Short, Sr. born Nov. 27, 1949. He received his formal education in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties. He graduated from Eastside High School in Bennettsville in 1969. While at Eastside High, he received vocational training in brick masonry. He worked as a brick mason and carpenter; worked in Marlboro County School District for several years; he was employed at Chesterfield General Hospital for a number of years; he was employed at Cheraw Yarn Mill and Burlington Industries, and before his health failed, he was self-employed as owner-operator of Harrington’s Janitorial Service.

Steve accepted Christ at the age of 12 and joined Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wallace, where he served as a member of the youth choir. He was also active in the youth department of Robinson AME Zion Church and was a member of the junior choir. In 1995, he joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church in Cheraw.

He married Juanita Carter of Manning, and was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie L. Short.

Surviving is his devoted wife, Juanita; a daughter, Tawanda of the home; three sons, Steve, Jr. (Jennifer) of Columbia, Jamie of Columbia and Shafer (Jelica) of Wallace; five grandchildren, Daja, Shania, Desirray, Zy’ere, and Shafer, Jr.; step-father, Roosevelt Flowers of Cheraw; step-mother, Katie Short of Greenville; four sisters, Shirley (Carson) Pegues of Charlotte, N.C., Mary Flowers of Cheraw, Diane (Robert) Perkins of Wallace, and Rosemary Hodge of Greenville; four brothers, Frank (Shirley) Flowers of Cheraw, Richard Flowers of Cheraw, Melvin Short, Jr. of Wallace, and Richard (Jean) Byrd of Hamlet; uncle and aunt, Rev. and Mrs. M.F. Harrington; cousins, William Morris (Linda) Harrington, Virginia H. (John) Covington, Earline (Elbert) Little, and Katie Diane Harrington all of Wallace and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday June 26, 2008.

 

Mary Frances Marze Cannon

CHERAW – Mary Frances Marze Cannon, 80, died June 18, 2008.

Funeral services were held June 22, at 2 p.m. in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Pauline Rushing Marze. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her sons, A.B. Cannon and his wife, Joelle of Cheraw, Terry Cannon and his wife, Monica of Germany; three daughters, Diane Biard of Carey, ID; Jenny England and her husband, Rick of Witchita, KS; Tina Markley of Lake Whales, Fla.; three sisters, Faye Huggins, Anabel Rainwater and Lucille Komorski, all of Cheraw.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

Betty Jo Hart Swain

CHERAW – Betty Jo Hart Swain, 81, died June 24, 2008.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. June 27, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. June 26, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

She was a daughter of the late Ezra David and Leona Perrett Hart. She was the widow to Eugene S. Swain. Mrs. Swain was retired from Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College, Cheraw. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw, where she had served in the Adult Choir. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Surviving are her daughters, Patricia (Tom) Deas of Myrtle Beach, Diane (Mike) Hutson of Cheraw; a sister, Glenda Castle of Jacksonville, Fla. and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

John Lunn Streater

 

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. John Lunn Streater, 74, died June 8, 2008.

Burial services were held June 16, at 10 AM at Hopkinsville VA Cemetery in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. A memorial service will be held at Drucilla AME Zion Church on July 4, at 11 a.m.

Mr. Streater was born Nov. 16, 1933 the oldest child of the late Lonnie Streater and the late Mrs. Candys Hillian Streater. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army and served 24 years of active duty. He retired with an honorable discharge after a successful career. Mr. Streater graduated from Austin Peay University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He pursued his career until his health began to fail him.

Mr. Streater was married to the former Josephine Sanders. To this marital union two children were born, Juan L. Streater of Altus, Oklahoma and Jody L. Streater of Clarksville, Tenn. and two grandchildren, Juan Streater, Jr. of Germany and Michelle Streater of Altus, Oklahoma.

He was a loving and devoted husband; father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. His present will be greatly missed.

Surviving are seven sisters and one brother, Theodora Streater (Alexander) Parker and Ruth E. Streater of Greensboro, N.C., Amanda Streater (Thomas) Davis and James (Callie) Streater of Florence, Mrs. Loretta Streater (Marine) McNeal of Chesterfield, Mrs. Gladys Streater (James) Sweeney of Cheraw, South Carolina; Mrs. Katherine Streater Binns of Patrick, and Cynthia Ann Streater of Allendale; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, Post Office Box 293, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709 or Drucilla AME Zion Church, Post Office Box 542, Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709.

Foston Funeral Home in Clarksville, Tenn. was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

Cynthia Faye “Cindy” Spease

CHERAW – Cynthia Faye “Cindy” Spease, 43, died June 26, 2008.

Funeral services were held June 29, at 3 p.m. in Old St. David’s Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

She was the daughter of Emma Jean Tucker Spease and the late Hollis D. Spease. She was a waitress and enjoyed fishing and playing golf.

Surviving are her mother of Cheraw; a brother, Hollis Jennings Spease and his wife, Penny of Newport News, Va.; one sister, Susan Ellen Spease of Cheraw; and also Grady Brown of Bennettsville and other relatives and friends.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

Nathaniel Coachman, Sr.

CHERAW – Nathaniel Coachman, Sr., 58, died June 21, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. June 28 at First Baptist Church.

Nathaniel was born June 5, 1950 a son of the late Oliver Coachman and Getrude Wilson Coachman. He attended elementary and high school in Marlboro County. At an early age he was converted and became a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Being a hard worker, his jobs were at Cheraw Brick Yard, Delta Mills, construction worker for many years in Charlotte, N.C. His last job was ground main-tenance supervisor for Morning Star Mini Storage in Charlotte, N.C.

Surviving is his loving and devoted wife, Professor Patricia Bass Coach-man; a son, Nathaniel Coachman, Jr. of Gibson, N.C.; Latonya, Charlene, Lamont, Veronica of Bennettsville; stepchildren, Tarsha Surron Bass of Charlotte, N.C., Darcy M. Bass of Cheraw, Marando M. Miller of New York, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three brothers, Theodore Coachman, Minister Oliver Coachman, Jr. of Columbus, Ga. and Leroy Coachman of New York, N.Y.; a sister, Ella Mae Dismal of New York, N.Y.; four aunts, Emma McCall, Sally Brown and Mattie Foster of Bennettsville and Mary Wilson of Sea Pleasant, MD; two uncles, Alex Wilson of Cheraw, Johnny Wilson of Sea Pleasant, MD; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

Synora Bra Shae Coleman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Synora Bra Shae Coleman, 5 months, died June 19, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. at Rock Hill AME Zion Church Cemetery, Jefferson. The Rev. Diane Charles officiated.

Synora was born Jan. 30, 2008 the daughter of Sy-Miles Coleman and Courtney Chambers.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Wayne Anthony An-drews and Lucille Andrews, Johnnie Mae Coleman and great-grandparents, Paul Price and Fodie McNair Price.

Surviving are her parents; grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Booker T. Chambers, Sr. of Pageland and Sylvia Coleman of Charlotte, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

Clarence T. Lockhart

PAGELAND — Clarence T. Lockhart, 85, died June 19, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. June 29, at Rock Hill AME Zion Church, Jefferson.

Clarence was born Aug. 19, 1922 to the late Mary Lockhart Sturdivant. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. He was baptized and became a member of the Rock Hill AME Zion Church. He attended the Chesterfield County public school system.

On Jan. 7, 1942 he married the late Maggie Bracey and to this union 10 children were born. A son, Leroy T. Lockhart, preceded him in death. On March 6, 1943, Clarence enlisted in the United States Army and became active service of March 15, 1943. He was stationed in Fort Jackson and served in World War II. He received the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal before being honorably discharged on Nov. 20, 1945.

He served as the Sunday school teacher for numerous years at Rock Hill. He also served as the chairman of the trustee board, the president of the male choir, the chairman of the lay council and 30 years as the church school superintendant. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and worked in a factory and was a logger for many years.

Surviving are 10 children, Vera Wade of Pageland, Peggie Dorsey (Sterling) of Capital Heights, MD, Clarence Junior Lockhart (Linda) of Gaithersburg, MD, Garyland Lockhart of Washington, D.C., Billy Lockhart of Augusta, Ga., Ronnie Lockhart (Tonya) of Fairfax, Va., Mary Lynn Miller of Pageland,

 

Darrell Lockhart of Fairfax, Va., Vickie Clark (Calvin) of Jefferson and Laura Miller of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Katherleen Jones (James) of Washington, D.C.; two aunts, Tressie Moore and Goleva Massey both of Pageland; an uncle, Matthew Lockhart of Pageland; 37 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; also Doretha Blakeney of Pageland; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

Jessie Quick

BILOXI, MISS. – Jessie Quick, 71, died June 29, 2008.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. June 30 at the funeral home in Biloxi, Miss. with burial later in VA Cemetery, in Biloxi, Miss. with full military honors.

Jessie was a son of the late Johnny Quick and Sallie Pope Quick Clark.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Bettie Jean Quick Clark, and a brother, Travis Quick, Sr. and first wife of 51 years, Marcelene Anderson Quick.

Surviving is his second wife, Jane Quick of the home and brothers, Bobby Lee Clark and Maxie Lee Clark, Jr. of Cheraw; four children, Marsha Quick Davis, Adger Quick, Randy Quick and Tommy Quick; an uncle, Tyson (Grace) Chavis and an aunts, Coreen Chavis and Thelma Chavis; four grandchildren; and two great-grand-children.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

Frank Huntley

Mr. Huntley was born Feb. 7, 1922 a son of the late William Elisha and Mary Elizabeth Sellers Huntley. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School class of 1940, and was owner and operator of Huntley’s Garage. Frank was a member and former deacon of Hopewell Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion Post # 74.

 

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Flora Belle Sellers Huntley of the home; a son, Keith (Beth) Huntley of Chesterfield; a daughter, Faye (Rickey) Williams of Chesterfield; a grandson, Will (Erin) Huntley of Pittsburgh, PA; a great-granddaughter, Aubree Huntley of Pittsburgh, PA; a sister, Virginia Huntley (Joe) Travis of Charlotte, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church ,Organ Fund,15084 Hwy. 9, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

Francis Marion Odom

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Francis Marion Odom, 82, loving husband of 61 years to the late Julia Rae Freeman Odom, died, June 29, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. July 2, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 2-4 p.m. July 2, prior to the service at funeral home.

Mr. Odom was born July 26, 1925 a son of the late Richard Harris and Mary Ellen Quick Odom. He faithfully attended Friendship United Methodist Church until his health began to decline. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. Francis was the last surviving member of his family of three sisters, Helen O. Creech, Pearl O. McDonald, and Cornelia O. Mitchell; and six brothers, Rev, Richard Harris Odom, Jr., Elbert Odom, John Earl Odom, James Edward Odom, Vester Odom and Paul Odom.

Surviving is a daughter, Carolyn O. (Don) Ballard; a granddaughter, Mallory Leigh Leviner, and a great-granddaughter, Kendall Leigh Pierson all of Sumter.

Memorials may be made to the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 7044, Columbia, SC 29202.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 3, 2008.

 

Ronald L. “Pop” Gulledge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Ronald Lloyd Gulledge, 56, died July 7, 2008.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. July 11, at McEwen Pineville Chapel. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. July 11, in Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. July 10, at McEwen Pineville Chapel.

He was born June 17,1952 the son of the late Lloyd Samuel Gulledge and Ruby Brock Gulledge.

Ronald graduated from West Mecklenburg High School in 1970. He was a devoted son, husband, father and brother.

 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Gulledge, Jr.

Surviving is his devoted wife of 31 years, Linda Gulledge; four children, Kimberly Murphy and her husband, Richard Murphy of Salisbury, N.C., Scott Tolliver of Charlotte, N.C., Rhonda Gulledge, and Renee Gulledge of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jordan and Kelsie Murphy. He is also survived by brother, Kenneth (Sherry) Gulledge of Charlotte, N.C., sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne (Bill) Schmidt of Newton and other relatives and friends. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 10, 2008.

 

Shade Rodgers

CHERAW – Shade Rodgers, died July 6, 2008.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. July 9, at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens

The family received friends 10-11 a.m. July 9, at Kiser Funeral Home Cheraw.

He was a son of the late Horace Jacob and Lela Ada Ard Rodgers. He was a World War II US Navy Veteran. Mr. Rodgers was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw and the Berean Sunday school Class. Mr. Rodgers was a Mason of the Cheraw Lodge. He had served as a trustee of the church. He was a retired building contractor.

Surviving is his wife, Virginia Lett Rodgers of Cheraw, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ollie Rodgers, Lewis Rodgers, Clyde Rodgers, Ernest E. Rodgers and a sister, Elizabeth Pendas.

Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Patrick Baptist Church, 117 Polson Street, Patrick, SC 29584.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 10, 2008.

 

John G. Quick

WALLACE – John G. Quick, 76, died June 29, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. at Wallace Emmanuel Holiness Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

He was a son of the late King Soloman and Maggie Quick. He was a member of Wallace Emmanuel Holiness Church. He was retired from J.P Stevens/Delta Mills. He enjoyed fishing.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Louise Outlaw Quick of Wallace; sons, Bobby Ray (Sue) Quick of Nashville, Tenn., Billy Joe (Tammy) Quick of Wallace, Jonathan Dwayne Quick of Wallace; a daughter, Bonnie (Charles) Quick Stubbs of Wallace; seven grand-children and six great-grandchildren.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 10, 2008.

Douglas J. Wright

FLAGLER BEACH, FLA. – Douglas J. Wright died June 26, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Monday at Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Rd. South, Flagler Beach, Fla. His burial was held in Bennettsville.

His family received friends at 6 p.m. until time of service also at the funeral home.

Mr. Wright was born May 6, 1938, to the late Eli and Sarah (Wright) Chavis. He later moved to Flagler Beach from Fairfax, Va. in 1972. He was an Army Veteran. Mr. Wright enjoyed fishing, loved NASCAR and 4th of July barbeques.

Mr. Wright was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Ash.

Surviving is his wife of 24 years Barbara; daughter, Cheryl Kelly and husband, Linden of Flagler Beach, Fla.; two sons, Douglas of Bunnell, Gregory of Flagler Beach, Fla.; a sister, Betty Soltes of Hollywood, Fla., 10 grand-children, and 10 great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA, 22038-1132.

Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 10, 2008.

Sylvia A. Knight

JEFFERSON – Sylvia A. Knight, 71, died July 4, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. July 7, at Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 6 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfiel.

Miss Knight was born March 23, 1937 a daughter of the late Robert David and Thelma Ratliff Knight. She was a member of Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church.

Miss Knight was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Joe Knight.

Surviving is a brother, Carl (Betty Jo) Knight of Jefferson and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, 1357 Johnson Road, Jefferson, SC 29718.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 10, 2008.


Robert Paul Slusser

WEST COLUMBIA – Robert Paul Slusser, 84, died June 30, 2008.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am at Old Saint David’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

Robert was born Jan. 1, 1924. Mr. Slusser graduated from The Western Reserve Academy in 1941. His education was continued at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. While working on a degree in chemical engineering, he was recruited by the U.S. Army during World War II to work on the atomic bomb. The army furthered his educational experiences at Yale, Princeton, and N.Y. University, prior to his army service in Oakridge, Tenn. In 1947, he finished MIT with a Masters degree in chemical engineering.

Robert Slusser was employed by Union Carbide Corporation in South Charles-ton, West Virginia. After 30 years of designing heat exchange equipment for national and international Carbide Chemical Plants, he retired to Beaufort.

He was an active member of St. Helena’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort. He served the church with volunteer work. Church activities included choir, St. Stephen’s Ministry, men’s prayer groups, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and he was treasurer for the church. Recent church affiliation was at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Columbia.

His service to the Lowcountry Community involved numerous volunteer organizations. Robert Slusser was an instrumental founder of the Beaufort County Lowcountry Literacy Association. Governor Mark Sanford honored Robert with a direct service Volunteer of the Year Award in 2003. He was also honored by Governor Dick Riley as an Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in 1986. Teaching children and adults to read was his passion.

Robert taught the 55 Alive Driver’s Education Program. He served as the President of the Beaufort Historical Society. As a Republican, he volunteered with the South Carolina Republican Committee and election activities. The Union Carbide Retirees Association provided him with the opportunity to stay connected with former associates.

He was preceded by a daughter, Carol Slusser Pritt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, June Slusser; two daughters, Nancy Madden of Columbia; Mary Bennett of Cheraw; his grandchildren, Kristen Bennett Sebnick, Matthew Bennett, Griff Madden and Tyler Madden.

Memorials may be made in Robert’s name to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, 170 St. Andrew’s Road, Columbia, SC 29210 or Hospice Care of Tri-county, 166 Stoneridge Drive Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29210.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 10, 2008.

 

Maxine Hendrick Boan

CHERAW – Mrs. Maxine Hendrick Boan, 77, died July 5, 2008.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. July 7, at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 6, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Boan was born Dec. 24, 1930 the daughter of the late J. Blair and Bernice Moore Hendrick. She was a graduate of Mt. Croghan High School and Pfeiffer Junior College. Mrs. Boan retired from the Chesterfield County School District and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving is a son, Sammy (Ellen) Boan; granddaughter, Kimberly (Mrs. Billy) Howard; grandson, Blair Boan all of Greenville; two brothers, Bill (Dot) Hendrick, and Gerald (Clara) Hendrick all of Mt. Croghan; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the: Alzheimers Association National Office for Research, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 10, 2008.

 

Min. Booker T. Chambers, Sr.

PAGELAND – Min. Booker T. Chambers, 69, died June 30, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. July 5 at New Meltonville Missionary Baptist Church, Pageland, N.C. The Rev. Diana Charles officiating.

Booker T. was born June 2, 1939 a son of the late Martin Chambers and the late Christine Chambers. He was a member of New Meltonville Missionary Baptist Church for many years. He also attended Rock Hill AME Zion Church in Jefferson. He retired from Cuddy Farms in 1990 after many years of service. He loved helping others, fishing and spending time with his family. He also managed Swanee’s of Pageland.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Johnson and Cynthia Crawford; three brothers, Thurman Chambers, Bill Chambers and Thomas Chambers; and a granddaughter, Synora Bra’shay Coleman.

Surviving is his wife, of 45 years, Margie L. Chambers; two sons, Booker T. Chambers (Bernadette) and Robert L. Price (Candida) of Pageland; three daughters, Marggie T. Hall (Howard) of Pageland,, Bernadettte Benton (Floyd) of Charlotte, N.C. and Courtney Chambers (Sy’myles Coleman) of the home; four sisters, Alma Jane Cole of Washington, D.C., Willie Mae Moser, Juanita Crawford and Vennie Lee Crawford all of Pageland; three brothers whom he raised, Rev. Andrew Chambers (Karen) of Wadesboro, N.C., Lloyd Crawford (Deborah) of Pageland and Frederick Crawford (Shelia) of Monroe, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Tralves, Charlene, Marvin, Howard,, Jr., Chiquietta, Candiesha, Simonia, Samantha, Tyliyah, Jade and Robert, Jr.; a great-grandchild, Jordan Taylor and other relatives and friends. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 10, 2008.

 

Lillie Lowery

  1. GEORGE – Lillie Kizer Lowery, 95, widow of James Frank Lowery, 9692 Charleston Highway, St. George, entered into eternal rest Saturday July 12, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Jerry Styles and Fred Buchanan officiating. Burial followed in the Indian Field United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pall-bearers were Tony Infinger, Sammy Infinger, Craig Shuler, Al Carn, Billy Murray, Kenny Murray, Mark Mimms and Gary Thompson.

Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Bryant Funeral Home and other times at the home of Mary Wimberly, 608 Horne Street, St. George.

Lowery was born December 12, 1912 in St. George, the daughter of the late James and Sarah Bowman Kizer. A member of Indian Field United Methodist Church where she belonged to the Good Cheer Sunday School Class, she attended St. George Schools and was a graduate of Pearl Trotter Beauty School in Troy Alabama.

She was a retired beautician and owner of Lillie’s Beauty Shop in Cheraw and St. George.

She was predeceased by four siblings, Richard Wesley Kizer, J. Palmer Kizer, Ida K. Carn and Eula Lee Kizer. Surviving; sisters, Mary K. Wimberly, St. George, Ethel K. Ayer, New Ellenton, Ruth K. Allen, Milton, FL; a brother, David Tillman (Julia) Kizer, North Charleston; sister-in-law, Fayetta M. Kizer, St. George. Nieces and Nephews; Otis (Jeanette) Carn, Elizabeth W. Thompson, Dianne K. (Doug) Hartzog, Pam Cabana, David M. (Judy) Kizer, Glen (Becky) Kizer, Cindy Sox, Cathy (Philip) Moore, Sandy Finley, Les (Coleen) Allen., Tony (Jamie) Infinger, Roberta (Terry) Ott. Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1815 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC 29485 or Indian Field United Methodist Church, 2030 Highway 15 N., St. George, SC 29477. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 17, 2008.

 

Jackie Harvey Fulton

KINGSTREE – Funeral services for Elder Jackie Harvey Fulton, conducted by Bishop Odell Fulton and Elder Linwood Cooper, were held Monday, June 30, 2008 at Believers Holiness Convention Center in Coward. Burial, directed by Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Elder Fulton, 86, died Thursday, June 26, 2008. He was born in Williamsburg County on August 21, 1921, a son of the late Benjamin Fulton and Ella Fulton. He was a member of Sandridge Holiness Church in Kingstree.

He was formerly employed by Colonial Rubber as a janitor, Georgia Pacific Industries, Williams-burg County Conservation and Dimery and Rogers Funeral Home. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was married to the late Mrs. Dorothy Singletary Fulton and preceded in death by one son, Herbert Douglas. Survivors are: one son reared as his own, Franklin Smith of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; three daughters, Ella Cintron (Ron) of Williamstown, New Jersey; Virginia Graham (David) of Kingstree; and Evangelist Willeas McMillian (Dan) of York, Pennsylvania; one granddaughter reared as his own, Jacqueline Singletary (Kevin) of Lake City; two sisters, Chestina Easley of Kingstree; and Alberta Bryant of New Jersey; five brothers, George Fleming, Lee (Elizabeth) Fleming, Theodore Fleming (Rosa) and James Fleming (Burie), all of Kingstree; and Herman Fleming of Passaic, New Jersey; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 17, 2008.

 

Alvin Dewain “A.D.” Hurst Sr.

MORVEN – Alvin Dewain “A.D.” Hurst Sr., 84, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Carolinas Medical Center-Union.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 11th at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel in Chesterfield. Interment followed in the Ratliff Family Cemetery at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Casons Old Field, N.C.

Hurst was born March 27, 1924 in Chesterfield and was the son of Novella Campbell and Finley Thomas Hurst. He was a loving and much loved and adored husband, father, and grandfather. He attended Clemson University and was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for 34 years and worked in the Chesterfield and Rock Hill offices. He retired as Postmaster in McFarlan, N.C..

He was a devoted Christian, a kindhearted and generous man with unquestionable integrity. He was affectionately known as ‘Pop’. His great pastime and avocation was the training of field trial bird dogs. He received the H. Cooper Black, Jr. Sportsmanship and Sportsman of the Year Award in 1998-99. In 2002, he was inducted into the South Carolina Bird Dog Hall of Fame. He served as President of the Chesterfield Field Trial Club for many years. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Wesley Fellowship Class, the Men’s Club, and served on the Administrative Board.

 

He was preceded in death by three siblings, Leverne Thomas Hurst, Billy Campbell Hurst and a sister, Myrtis Hurst Teal.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Sue Gulledge Hurst of the home; daughter, Susanne Hurst McGuire and her husband, William Bulgin McGuire, Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; son, Alvin Dewain Hurst, Jr. and his wife, Anna Young Hurst of Morven, NC; grandchildren, Caroline Robinson McGuire of New York, NY, William Hurst McGuire of Charlotte, N.C., Molly Lauer McGuire of Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Ruby Hurst Teal of Winnsboro ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 W. Main Street, Chesterfield, SC or to the Chesterfield Field Trial Association, C/o Emsley A. Laney, Jr. 703 E. Main Street, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 17, 2008.

 

Wilton Gary Lewallen

HARTSVILLE – Wilton Gary Lewallen, 65, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Patrick Cemetery

Visitation was held prior to service.

Lewallen was born March 6, 1943 in Banks County, Ga., the son of the late Wilton Benjamin Lewallen and Malisse McFarlin. He lived in Toccoa, Ga. and has resided in Patrickfor the past 28 years.

He was a former employee of Coats & Clark in Toccoa, Ga. for 19 years, also Bartlett Nuclear, Inc, and has worked in the Nuclear Profession for 28 years.

He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.

Lewallen was a graduate of Stephens County High School, attended North Georgia Technical School, and received his degree in Computer Science from Northeastern Technical College in Cheraw.

He was a member of the Toccoa-Stephens County Jaycees where he served as a director. He was an avid Nascar fan, enjoyed Atlanta Braves baseball, and loved Georgia Bulldog Football.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Kaley Lewallen.

Surviving are two sons, Gary Brannon Lewallen of Oklahoma City, Ok, and Derek Hunley Lewallen of Patrick; a brother, Michael McFarlin of Denver, Co.; A sister: Kay Neal of Elberton, Ga.; a step-son, Chad Lambert of Orrville, Ala.; a companion of 24 years, Linda Lewallen of Patrick; and three grandsons.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 17, 2008.

 

Helen J. Lewis

CHESTERFIELD – Helen J. Lewis, 78, of Chesterfield, died Tuesday, July 08, 2008.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Bay Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Lewis was born December 27, 1928, in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Fletcher and Berta Therrell Johnson. She was a retired employee of Chesterfield Dress Company and a member of Bay Springs Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother who loved her family dearly. She was an avid pet lover, who enjoyed cooking and working outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William Legette Lewis; two brothers, Fletcher Johnson, Jr. and W.M. Johnson; and three sisters, Margaret Ann Rivers, Beatrice Bill and Frances Nolan.

Survivors include five sons, William Jr. (Ann) Lewis of Cheraw, James (Peggy) Lewis of Gaffney, Larry (Kay) Lewis of Cheraw, Joel (Sara) Lewis and Dennis (Michelle) Lewis, both of Chesterfield; Three daughters, Lucille (Dale) Roscoe of Patrick, Sandra (Bobby) Bennett and Annette (Dell) McLeod, both of Chesterfield; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lydia Tolson of Chesterfield, and Ruby Melton of Patrick; a brother: Dicky Johnson of Patrick. Also, her beloved pet companions, Precious, Boots, Betsy, Daisy, Lady and Peanut.

Memorials may be made to Paws & Claws, P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, S.C., 29709, or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 17, 2008.

 

Robert Jay Wilkes, Jr.

HARTSVILLE – Robert Jay Wilkes, Jr., 46, died Sunday, July 6, 2008 at his home.

A graveside service was held Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery

A visitation was held Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield.

Wilkes was born November 26, 1961 in Hartsville, a son of Robert Jay “Bobby” Wilkes, Sr. and Margaret Wallace Odom. He retired from the restaurant business and attended Wilkes Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Casey Roscoe of Wallace; his father, Bobby (Barbara) Wilkes of Chesterfield; his mother: Margaret Odom of Florence;a grandson, Justin Oxendine of Wallace; Two brothers, Harvey Wilkes of Chesterfield and James Wilkes of Florence; Two sisters, Diane Lee of Chesterfield and Nancy Roberson of Hartsville; A special caregiver, Bonnie Wilkes of Chesterfield.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day July 17, 2008.

 

Edna Walters

HARTSVILLE – Edna Walters, 76, died Saturday, July 12, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel in Chesterfield. Interment follo-wed at Brown Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

A visitation was held Monday, July 14, 2008 at the funeral home.

Walters was born May 2, 1932 in Anson County, N.C., a daughter of the late John David and Lillie Mae Brock Therrell. She was a retired employee of Sara Lee Hosiery of Hartsville. She was a member of Brown Springs Baptist Church.

 

She was married to the late Clyde Walters and was also preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Therrell, and sister, Virginia Tyner.

Surviving are four sons, Billy (Judy) Walters of Hartsville; Ronald Walters of Columbia; Mitchell Walters and Adrian Walters both of Hartsville; Four grandchildren, Joey Walters, Kim Walters, Chris Walters, and great grandchildren; a special niece, Ann Drew of Hartsville.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 17, 2008.

 

Clyde L. Brewer

CHESTERFIELD- Clyde L. Brewer, 89, died Saturday, July 12, 2008 at his home.

A celebration of life service was held Monday, July 14, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Julian Cato officiating. Interment followed in the family plot at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland.

A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Brewer was born May 21, 1919 in Chesterfield County, a son of the late Jessie and Annie Polk Brewer. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, secretary and treasurer, as well as serving on other vital committees.

Brewer was a U.S. Army WW II Veteran having served in the Casual Pool, 70th RD AAF Station No. 569 where he was awarded 6 Bronze Stars, earned the Medal of Good Conduct, and the EAME Service Medal with 6 Bronze Stars. He retired from the SC Department of Transportation where he was in a supervisory capacity. He was a member of the American Legion, and was one of the founding members of the Pleasant Grove Rural Water District, currently Chesterfield County Rural Water. He recently received a plaque honoring his service. Upon retirement, he enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. He embraced life and was an avid fisherman and hunter during his lifetime. He particularly enjoyed fishing with his grandsons, Shane and Jason, and even in his last days told stories of how they fished on Wateree.

His memories will be cherished by his wife of 65 years, Christine T. Brewer; Three daughters, Gen Scott of Columbia, Ellen (Dean) Tucker of Chesterfield and Clara (Charlie) Ratliff of Charleston; Grandsons: Shane (Monica) and Jason (Angie); Grand-daughters: Candace, Aggie (Richie), and Katelyn; Great Grandsons: Bailey, Ethan, and Rhett; Great Grand-daughters: Jessica, Grayson, Jaysa, and Emma Grace: a brother, Charles Brewer; Two sisters, Marie Moore and Hazel Atkinson.

Memorials: the family acknowledges and appreciates the services rendered by Hospice of Chesterfield County and kindly suggest that any remembrances be directed to them at P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thurs-day July 17, 2008.

 

Jan Morton Huston
CHESTERFIELD – Jan Morton Hutson, age 52, died Sunday, July 13, 2008.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Ruby Baptist Church

A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m Monday, July 14, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home

Hutson was born October 17, 1955 in Chesterfield, a daughter of Donald L. and Elizabeth Hancock Eddins. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and a clerical secretary. Jan was a member of Ruby Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Bobby Hutson of the home: a son, Trey Hutson of Chesterfield; Two daughters, Lori Morton of Ruby and Kristin Hutson of the home: Her parents, Donald and Lib Eddins of Ruby; Three brothers, David Eddins of Fort Mill, Scott (Gini) Eddins of Cheraw, and Don Eddins of Ruby.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, S.C. 29741. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 17, 2008.

 

Helen Louise Haney Pegues

CHERAW – Helen Louise Haney Pegues, 79, died Friday, July 11, 2008.

A funeral service was held Sunday, July 13, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens

Pegues was born July 30, 1928 in Cheraw, the daughter of the late James Crawford and Idell Turner Haney. She was a homemaker and faithful charter member of Midway Baptist Church. Helen was married to the late John Thomas Pegues. She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Haney McIntyre, and a brother, Rembert Crawford Haney.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Jean Pegues (Randy) Roscoe of Chester-field; Two b rothers; Cecil Hewitt (Nancy) Haney of McBee, and James Carl Haney of Chesterfield; 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grand-children

Memorials may be made in her honor to: Midway Baptist Church, 331 Midway Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 17, 2008.

 

Jeanette W. Brigman

 

CHESTERFIELD -Jeanette W. Brigman, 73, died Sunday, July 13, 2008

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery

A visitation will be be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home

Brigman was born August 6, 1934 in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Robert Leonard and Ida Mae Johnson Watson. She was a retired social worker with the Chesterfield County Department of Social Services. Brigman was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Julian and Lowell Watson and by two sisters, Gladys Peterson and Elizabeth Knight.

Surviving are her husband: Beauford Brigman of the home; A son, Andy (Christy) Gaddy of Chesterfield; A daughter: Nancy Gaddy (Rev. Robert) Rivers of Sumter; Four grandchildren: Dawn (Jonathan) Griggs, Melissa (Waylon) Hendrix, Miranda Rivers, and Richard (Jennifer) Gaddy. Four g reat grandchildren: Sharon, Allecia, Beverly, and Tessa Griggs; Two sisters: Eloise Brock of Cheraw and Elsie Weaver of Lexington.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, c/o Judy Oliver, 203 East Main St., Chesterfield, S.C, 29709.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 17, 2008.

 

Helen Louise Haney Pegues

CHERAW – Helen Louise Haney Pegues, 79, died Friday, July 11, 2008.

A funeral service was held Sunday, July 13, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens

Pegues was born July 30, 1928 in Cheraw, the daughter of the late James Crawford and Idell Turner Haney. She was a homemaker and faithful charter member of Midway Baptist Church. Helen was married to the late John Thomas Pegues. She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Haney McIntyre, and a brother, Rembert Crawford Haney.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Jean Pegues (Randy) Roscoe of Chester-field; Two sons, James Thomas Pegues and his wife, Ann, od Lancaster, and Mitchell Lee Pegues and his wife, Kathy, of Cheraw; two brothers, Cecil Hewitt (Nancy) Haney of McBee, and James Carl Haney of Chesterfield; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grand-children

Memorials may be made in her honor to: Midway Baptist Church, 331 Midway Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.


Etherlean Merriman

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Etherlean Merriman, 80, died July 6, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. July 12 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

 

Mrs. Merriman was born Feb. 9, 1928 a daughter of the late Boyd and Clara McLain. She was raised in the St. James community and attended St. James AME Zion Church as a child. She attended the Chesterfield County school system. On Feb. 8, 1947 she married Ray Merriman. She attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Chesterfield.

Etherlean worked and retired as a cook from Edwards Elementary School for many years. She was also retired from Chesterfield Manufacturing Company. After retiring she became a home-maker until her death. She was a devoted wife and mother to her children and grandchildren. She loved to entertain and canned food to share with others.

Surviving is her husband, Ray Merriman of the home; seven children, Geraldine Dixon (Jimmy) of Philadelphia, Pa., Bobby Ray Merriman (Gloria) of Gastonia, N.C., Johnny Ray Merriman (Betty) of Mt. Croghan, Dewey Merriman of Chesterfield, Donell Merriman of Raleigh, N.C., Jackie Merriman (Janice’) of Hilton Head and Yvonne Spencer (Lowery) of Wadesboro; 28 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Tarlteton of Chesterfield and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.

 

Gary Lee “Bookie” Robinson

PAGELAND – Mr. Gary Lee “Bookie” Robinson, 66, died July 2, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. at Flint Ridge Baptist Church, Pageland. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Gary was the son of the late Allen Shaw and the late Hennie Blackwell Robinson born Nov. 23, 1941. He was known as “Bookie” and attended the public schools of Chesterfield County.

He was employed by Conbraco Industries for many years. He was married to Claretta Blakeney May 17, 1964.

Surviving is his loving wife, Claretta of the home; two sons, Scotty Lee Robinson, Sr. of Pageland and Timothy Ray Robinson of Pageland; four brothers, Billy Robinson (Barbara) of Pine Hill, N.J., Mickey Robinson of Deptford, N.J., Larry Robinson (Mable) of Pageland and Rev. Henry Robinson (Ethel) of Pageland; three sisters, Judy Dodd (Aaron) of Pennsauken, N.J., Rev. Joan McDonald of Pageland and Joanne Miller of Pageland; two aunts, Mary Welch of Philadelphia, Pa. And Lillie Bell Blackwell of Pageland; five grandchildren, Andronica Robinson, Javier Robinson both of Jefferson, Scotty Robinson, Jr. of Salisbury, N.C., Tyrell Robinson and Tyree Robinson both of San Diego, Ca.; a cousin, Elizabeth Flowers of Philadelphia, Pa.; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.

 

 

Rev. Lonnie Lee Murvin, Sr.

CHESTERFIELD – Rev. Lonnie Lee Murvin, Sr., 55, died July 18, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. July 22 at Salem Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Lonnie was born to Lonnie B. and the late Lottie M. Murvin July 28, 1952. He joined Salem Baptist Church at an early age where he became the assistant pastor. He also pastored St. James Baptist Church in Cheraw and was the assistant pastor of Timmons-ville Baptist Church in Mt. Croghan. He was the present pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Marshville, N.C.

In 1970, he graduated from Chester-field High School and attended Chesterfield Marlboro Technical College in Cheraw. He enjoyed reading the Bible and enjoyed sports, but had a passion for football. Rev. Murvin had various jobs and was currently employed with the Chesterfield County Detention Center as a Sergeant. On Nov. 17, 1973 he married Geraldine B. Burch.

Surviving is his wife of 34 years, Geraldine B. Murvin; a daughter, Miranda L. Murvin of Chesterfield; three sons, Lonnie L. Murvin, Jr. (Lakia) of Fredrickburgs, Va., Ronald E. Murvin (Marissa) of El Paso, TX and Jonathan F. Murvin of the home; 12 grandchildren, Jairus, Tierra, Alaysia, Devin, Lonnie III, Elijah, Jala, Christian, Teanna, Taylor, Tyler and Aniyah; six aunts, Mary R. Coit, Martha R. Sellrs, Sara M. Lee, Bazil Rivers, Sadie Murvin and Vera Murvin; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.

 

James Junior McFarlin

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Junior McFarlin, 69, died July 14, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. July 20 at Drucilla AME Zion Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

James was born July 17, 1938 to the late Elmo and Roberta McFarlin. He attended St. James and Gary High School in Chesterfield. He was converted at an early age and joined Apostolic Faith in Chesterfield. He later joined Drucilla AME Zion Church with his late wife, Sandra. James was baptized April 20, 2003 at Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Chesterfield where he was a member until his death.

James worked numerous jobs and retired from Highland Industries with over 35 years of service. He married the late Mary Sandra Robinson.

Surviving is a daughter, Camilla; five sons, Davie (Paulette) of Chesterfield, Richard (Angie) of Jonesboro, Ga., James M. (Lisa) of Cheraw, John (Celeste) of Cheraw and Joseph (Leeanne) of Columbia; 13 grand-children; five great-granchildren; five sisters, Rozell Ratliff, Audrey Mae (Jimmy) Ratliff, Gennette Sowell, Darlene McFarlin all of Chesterfield and Flora Ishmell (Ernest) of Cheraw; two uncles; four aunts, and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.


Jack Benny Griggs

RUTHERFORDTON — Jack Benny Griggs, 52, died July 14, 2008.

 

Memorial service was held at 2 p.m., visitation 1 p.m. July 17, at Crowe’s Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Wall officiated.

Jack was born Feb. 13, 1956 to the late Walter and Maggie (Horne) Griggs.

Surviving is his wife, Jean Morgan Griggs of the home; daughters, Hillary (Griggs) Mathis of Rutherfordton, N.C. and Haley (Griggs) Harris of Hickory, N.C.; a grandson, Zachary Hudson; granddaughter, Hannah Hudson; seven brothers and five sisters.

Memorials may be made to Piney Knob Baptist Church, 1534 Piney Knob Road, Rutherfordton, N.C. 28139.

Crowe’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.


Evelyn King Wilson

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Evelyn King Wilson, wife of the late Henry Eugene Wilson, Jr., died Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. July 17, at Chesterfield Cemetery.

Visitation followed the service in the St. Paul United Methodist Church Parlor.

Mrs. Wilson was a daughter of the late Charles Thompson and Sallie Wood-hurst King. She was a graduate of Lander College with a degree in music. She retired from teaching with the Chesterfield County School District and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. A member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chesterfield, she served as trustee, membership secretary, chairman of worship, Sun-day school teacher, and church organist. She was also involved in numerous civic and cultural activities.

Surviving is a daughter, Catherine Wilson (Paul) Horne of Columbia; a sister, Hilda King McWhorter of Summerville; two grandchildren, Paul Adams Horne, III and Mary Catherine Keown Horne of Columbia.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 305 West Main Street, Chesterfield, S.C. or to Ed Venture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St., Columbia, S.C. 29201

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.

 

Sarah Meador “Susie” Hageman

 

CHERAW – Mrs. Sarah Meador “Susie” Hageman, 93, died July 18, 2008.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. July 21, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

The family received friends following the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hageman was born July 12, 1915 a daughter of the late George H. and Angie Warren Meador. She was retired owner and operator of Hageman’s 5 & 10 Store. Mrs. Hageman was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday school teacher. She was married to the late Wilbert Hageman.

 

Surviving are two sons, Charles C. Hageman of Cheraw and Oliver C. (Beverly) Hageman of Florence; a sister, Lillian Turkelson of Southern Pines, N.C.; four grandchildren, Jessica (Walt) Sagun, Meredith (Frankie) Crowley, Sarah Beth (Chris) Chavis, and Clay Hageman; six great-grand-children, Kinsey and Curtis McDonald, Franklin and Adam Crowley, and Clinton and Jacob Chavis.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.

 

Mrs. John Richard (Patricia Heptig) Thomas

Cheraw – Mrs. John Richard (Patricia Heptig) Thomas, died July 15.

Funeral services will be held by the graveside on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Thomas was born in Horton, KS on Aug. 6, 1918 a daughter of Dr. Albert S. and Margaret Touhey Heptig. She was a graduate of St. Mary College in Leavenworth, KS. She was pre-deceased by her husband, John R. (Dick) Thomas, LCDR (Ret. USN).

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her children, Richard Thomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Gerard M. (Jerry) Thomas, Ellijay, Ga.; Mary Pat (Bob) Whiteside, Ormond Beach, Fla.; and Michael T. (Kathy) Thomas, Cheraw; four grandchildren, Caroline, Maggie, Kate, and Michael; and a sister, Margaret Carlson, Santa Monica, Ca.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Volusia/ Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.

 

James Dennis “Jimmy” Allen

RUBY – Mr. James Dennis “Jimmy” Allen, 58, died July 6, 2008.

A memorial service was held 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Hopewell Baptist Church.

Visitation was 2-3 p.m., prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mr. Allen was born Oct. 23, 1949 a son of the late Redmond Lane and Blanche

Ratliff Allen. He was a graduate of Ruby High School class of 1967. Mr. Allen was a retired Information Tech-nology Specialist with the Texas State Library. Jimmy was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving is a daughter, Jennifer (James) LeRoy of Poulsbo, WA; three grandchildren, Donovan, Peyton, and Camden LeRoy; a brother, David (Judy) Allen of Lexington; and a sister, Kaye (Ralph) Rollins of Chesterfield.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.

 

Susie Jackson Nash

PAGELAND – Mrs. Susie Jackson Nash, age 67, died Friday, July 18, 2008.

A memorial service will be a private service held at a later date.

Mrs. Nash was a daughter of the late Dock and Ezzie Mae Sikes Jackson. She was a homemaker.

Susie was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery W. Dixon.

Surviving is a son, Steven E. (Elaine) Greene of Jefferson; two daughters, Susan D. Stacks of Lancaster and Gina D. Blackmon of Pageland; a sister, Juanita Dutton of Cheraw; seven grandchildren and four great-grand-children

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 128 Stonebridge Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29212.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.

 

James Lee Gilliam

CHERAW – James Lee Gilliam, 35, died July 17, 2008.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. July 20, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Cordova, N.C. Burial was held in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery.

H was the son of Mollie Gore of Prosperity and Donald (Mollie) Gilliam of Cheraw. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Cordova, N.C. He loved his children and his family. He enjoyed carpentry, repair, remodeling and craftsmanship. He loved cars and to shoot pool.

Surviving are his parents listed above, daughters, Pamela Presley, Tasha Presley both of Macon, Ga., a brother, Marty Gilliam of Wesley Chapel, Fla. and a sister, Crissy Gilliam of Prosperity.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. July 19, at Kiser Funeral Home.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 24, 2008.

 

Marie Williams Kelly

RUBY – Marie Williams Kelly, 81, died July 26, 2008.

Services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Kelly was born Aug. 4, 1926 a daughter of the late Alfred Sidney and Gertrude Mae Ingraham Williams. She was a legal secretary with Deltronix Electronics Company of Cleveland, Ohio with 30 years of service. Mrs. Kelly was a member of The Blind Federation of Jefferson.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Kelly.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 31, 2008.

 

Annie Mae Catledge Gainey

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Annie Mae Catledge Gainey, 75, died July 22, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. July 26, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 25, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Gainey was born June 24, a daughter of the late Edward Jack and Rosa Lee Mills Jordan. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Gainey was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Dunn, by a son, T.C. Catledge, and by her brothers, Rev. Cecil Jordan and Frank Jordan.

Surviving are two sons, Leslie Catledge of Myrtle Beach and Joe (Louise) Catledge of Rock Hill; a daughter, Cindi Catledge of Cherryville, N.C.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 31, 2008.

 

Wanda Jo Helms Scott

MONROE, N.C. – Mrs. Wanda Jo Helms Scott, 61, died July 22, 2008.

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Scott was held in the Chapel of McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park at 2 p.m. July 25. Burial followed at Sharon Memorial Park.

Visitation was held 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park.

She was born May 20, 1947, in Charlotte, to Joseph and Gladys Helms. Mrs. Scott loved her family and her grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor.

Surviving is her husband of 11 years, Bobby Scott; two children, Brian Melton and wife, Julie, of Cheraw, Jason Melton and wife, Heather, also of Cheraw; four grandchildren, Leslie and Elizabeth Melton, and Emily and Tyler Melton; a brother, David Helms and wife, Pam, of Statesville, N.C.

McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 31, 2008.

 

Estell Rogers

CHERAW – Estell Rogers, 57, died July 19, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 27 at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel. Estell was born Aug. 7, 1949 the daughter of the late Margarite Rogers and John Q. McManus. She attended Chesterfield County Schools. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. She later joined Faith and Healing Christian Center and worked as a missionary in Cheraw and other communities until her death.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

Surviving is a daughter, Lashanda Rogers of Cheraw; a grandson, Telvin Rogers; brothers, Roosevelt Rogers of Cheraw and Barry Rogers of Dillon and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 31, 2008.

 

Darryl Quick

CHERAW – Darryl Quick, 42, died July 23, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. July 27 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw. The Rev. Gloria J. Hughes officiated. Burial was held in Outreach for Christ MBC Cemetery Cash Community.

Darryl was the son of the late Fred Quick and Beatrice Quick born Dec. 12, 1965. At a young age he moved to Bennettsville, where he graduated from Wallace High School. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army for six years and received an honorable discharge. He was employed as a correctional officer at Evans Correctional Center in Bennettsville for three years and at Morrison Correctional in North Carolina for five years. After leaving Morrison Correctional he served on the town of Chesterfield Police Department, then became a deputy sheriff with Chester-field County Sheriff’s Department.

Darryl was a member of Outreach for Christ Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon and president of the usher board. He was a member of Davis Temple Lodge #481, he distinguished himself as Past Master Davis Temple Lodge #481, High Priest Emmanuel Chapter #13 H.R.A.M., Commander-In-Chief, Booker T. Washington, Consistory #225, Genarlissmo – Willie Brown Commandery #15, Oriental Guild – Al Bahr Temple #178, Grand Inspector General 330 and last degree, United Supreme Council, A.A.S.R. Southern Jurisdiction.

Surviving is his wife, Angela M. Quick of the home; three sons, Devante (DJ) Quick, Kevin Jefferson (step son) of the home and Darrell Wright-Quick; a daughter, Brittany Quick of the home; his mother, Beatrice Quick of Brook-lyn, N.Y.; father, Fred Quick and a sister, Delores Quick, preceded him in death; a brother, Fredrick Quick of the U.S. Army; two sisters, Patricia (Lonnie) Graham of Society Hill and Denise Quick of Bennettsville; a grandson, Ja’kel Jefferson of Cheraw; five aunts, Rosa M. Bright of Hamlet, N.C., Minnie C. Smith and Barbara Wilson both of High Point, N.C., Sara Lee Haynes of Bronx, N.Y. and Jean Quick of Newark, N.J. and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 31, 2008.

 

Rev. Lonnie Lee Murvin, Sr.,

CHESTERFIELD – Rev. Lonnie Lee Murvin, Sr., 55, died July 18, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. July 22 at Salem Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in Chesterfield Community Cemetery.

Lonnie was born to Lonnie B. and the late Lottie M. Murvin July 28, 1952. He joined Salem Baptist Church at an early age where he became the assistant pastor. He also pastored St. James Baptist Church in Cheraw and was the assistant pastor of Timmonsville Baptist Church in Mt. Croghan. He was the present pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Marshville, N.C.

In 1970, he graduated from Chesterfield High School and attended Chesterfield Marlboro Technical College in Cheraw. He enjoyed reading the Bible and enjoyed sports, but had a passion for football. Rev. Murvin had various jobs and was currently employed with the Chesterfield County Detention Center as a Sergeant. On Nov. 17, 1973 he married Geraldine B. Burch.

Surviving is his wife of 34 years, Geraldine B. Murvin; a daughter, Miranda L. Murvin of Chesterfield; three sons, Lonnie L. Murvin, Jr. (Lakia) of Fredrickburgs, Va., Ronald E. Murvin (Marissa) of El Paso, TX and Jonathan F. Murvin of the home; 12 grandchildren, Jairus, Tierra, Alaysia, Devin, Lonnie III, Elijah, Jala, Christian, Teanna, Taylor, Tyler and Aniyah; six aunts, Mary R. Coit, Martha R. Sellrs, Sara M. Lee, Bazil Rivers, Sadie Murvin and Vera Murvin; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 31, 2008.

 

James Junior McFarlin

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. James Junior McFarlin, 69, died July 14, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. July 20 at Drucilla AME Zion Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

James was born July 17, 1938 to the late Elmo and Roberta McFarlin. He attended St. James and Gary High School in Chesterfield. He was converted at an early age and joined Apostolic Faith in Chesterfield. He later joined Drucilla AME Zion Church with his late wife, Sandra. James was baptized April 20, 2003 at Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Chesterfield where he was a member until his death.

James worked numerous jobs and retired from Highland Industries with over 35 years of service. He married the late Mary Sandra Robinson.

Surviving is a daughter, Camilla; five sons, Davie (Paulette) of Chesterfield, Richard (Angie) of Jonesboro, Ga., James M. (Lisa) of Cheraw, John (Celeste) of Cheraw and Joseph (Leeanne) of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; five great-granchildren; five sisters, Rozell Ratliff, Audrey Mae (Jimmy) Ratliff, Gennette Sowell, Darlene McFarlin all of Chesterfield and Flora Ishmell (Ernest) of Cheraw; two uncles; four aunts, and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday July 31, 2008.

Susan Gaskins Hodge

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Susan Gaskins Hodge, 61, died Aug. 2, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 5, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Aug. 4, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Hodge was born June 17, 1947 a daughter of Evelyn Gladys Patrick Gaskins and the late William Preston “Douglas” Gaskins. Susan was the widow of the late James Harold Hodge. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. Mrs. Hodge was a teacher for 37 years in the Chesterfield County School District where she was actively employed. While Language Arts was her specialty, she taught life skills such as respect, dignity, and perseverance to hundreds of students whose lives she touched. During her years of service, she received many honors and special recognitions, including Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Hodge was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and was very involved in the community. She was a kind and generous person who freely gave of her time and talents to help others.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Geraldine Oliver, and three nephews.

Surviving are her children, Sherry and Howard Cross of Florence, Christel and Tim Horton of Chesterfield, and Doug and Susanne Hodge of Florence; granddaughters, Catherine Elizabeth Cross, Caroline Susan Cross, Anna Elisabeth Hodge, all of Florence, and soon to be expected, Camryn Olivia Horton; mother, Gladys Patrick Gaskins of Hartsville; sisters and brothers, Faye and Glen Gulledge of Cheraw, Buster and Sandy Gaskins of Hartsville, G.M. and Kim Gaskins, and Denny and Laurie Gaskins, all of Chesterfield, Jenny Speight of Wallace, Mary Gaskins of Cheraw, Sheila Shaw of Hartsville, Linda Hodge of Florence, Tim Gaskins of Bennetsville, and Edward Oliver of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29212 or to the Shiloh United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Shirley Douglas, 897 Burch Rd., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Frances Moree Helms

 

PAGELAND – Ms. Frances Moree Helms, 55, died Aug. 1, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Aug. 4, at New Life For Jesus Center. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Aug. 3, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Helms was born May 14, 1953 a daughter of Geneva Mullis Moree Dailey and the late Edward Moree. She was a former restaurant cook. Frances was a member of New Life for Jesus Center.

Surviving is a son, Reginald Scott “Reggie” (Chanda) Carpenter of Scranton; a daughter, Tonya (Jamie) Tomberlin of Pageland; mother and stepfather, Geneva Moree (William) Dailey of Pageland; six grandchildren, Justin Owens, Holly Owens, Garrett Tomberlin, Austin Tomberlin, Katelyn Tomberlin and Nichalos Tomberlin; two brothers, Alvin (Judy) Moree of Shelby, N.C. and Kenneth (Christine) Moree of Lake City.

Memorials may be made to New Life for Jesus Center Building Fund 1578 Miller Rd., Jefferson, S.C. 29718 or to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Audrey Harding Burbank

RICHMOND, Va. – Audrey Harding Burbank, 82, died July 17, 2008.

Services were held at Bliley’s-Staples Mill, at 10 a.m. July 23, and was followed by a reception. A graveside service followed at Wicomico Methodist Church, Wicomico Church, Va., at 2:30 p.m.

She was the widow of Kenneth M. Burbank, Franklin S. Clark and William E. Harding. She graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1948 and taught school in Franklin, Danville and Henrico County. Audrey Burbank grew up in Chesterfield and was born to Viola Campbell Kneece and John B. Kneece. She was an active member and volunteer in several organizations including the Tri Club, Westgate Garden Club, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation and Trinity United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three children, Alice Harding Brown, William E. Harding Jr. and John Logan Harding; four grandchildren, Audrey Corbin Shoup, Jean Campbell Thomas, Charles Logan Harding, Anna Caroline Harding; a sister, Alice Kneece (Robert) Huey; stepchildren.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Burbank’s memory may be made to the William E. Harding Scholarship Fund via VPTA at Skipwith Elementary School, 2401 Skipwith Rd., Richmond, VA 23294.

Bliley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Caleb Wilds Coggeshall

MURRELLS INLET — Caleb Wilds Coggeshall, 16, died Aug. 3, 2008.

Services will be 5:00 PM, Tuesday at Belin United Methodist Church with interment following in the church cemetery.

He was the son of Berryman and Lynn Coggeshall. Caleb was a student at St. James High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also a member of Belin United Methodist Church and Boy Scout Troop 396.

Surviving are his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. B.E. Coggeshall, Jr. of Cheraw, and Mrs. Frank Lake Martin, Jr. of James Island; a sister, Ina Avery Coggeshall and a brother, Berryman Edwards Coggeshall, IV both of Murrells Inlet and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Belin Creative Learning Center, PO Box 528, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or W.A.R.M., Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission, PO Box 1784, Conway, SC 29528.

Goldfinch Funeral Home Beach Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Annie Laura Cassidy Walls

CHERAW – Annie Laura “Sister” Cassidy Walls, 90, died July 28, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at Charity Community Church of Christ. Burial was held in St. James Cemetery.

Annie was born Nov. 19, 1917 to the late Brooks Cassidy and the late Annie Humphrey. On April 29, 1939 she married the late Campbell Walls, Sr. She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a member of Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church where she served in various ministries including the usher board, Missionary Department Zion Star Choir and the R.L. Pyant Choir.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ernestine Sanders.

Surviving are two children, Mary (Joseph) Pratcher and Campbell Walls, Jr. both of Cheraw; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Davin Derrick McCray

RAEFORD, N.C. – Davin Derrick McCray, 10 months, died July 21, 2008.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. July 27.

Davin was born Sept. 20, 2007 to Derrick McCray and Miki Diglioglu.

Surviving are his parents; his sister, Ann Fahima of Raeford, N.C.; his brother, Adrian McCray of Cheraw; grandparents, Melvin McCray and Ann Harrington McCray who are deceased; David and Fahima Daglioglu of Syria and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

John Benton Griffin

CHESTERFIELD – John Benton Griffin, 64, died Aug. 4, 2008.

 

Funeral services will be held today Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. by the graveside in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at Sutton Funeral Home.

John was the son of the late General John and Frances Jean Starnes Griffin. He attended Church of God in Pageland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Griffin; a brother, Wayne Griffin and a sister, Elizabeth Evans.

Surviving are his sons, John (Carol) Griffin, Jr. of Ruby and Matthew (Debbie) Griffin of Chesterfield; daughters, Dorothy (Steve) Poston of Patrick and Lola (Johnny) Poston of McBee; sisters; Johnni (Jerry) Manus of Marshville, N.C., Eunice Manus of Marshville, N.C., Dianne (Clyde) Wright of Lancaster and Bonnie (Gary) Wagner of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; brothers, Coble (Marie) Griffin of Monroe, N.C., Harold (Teresa) Griffin of Pageland and Bobby Griffin of Marshville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Sutton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Louise Morgan Lawrence

 

CHESTERFIELD – Miss Louise Morgan Lawrence, 91, died Aug. 1, 2008.

Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 3, at Lawrence Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, in Clemson.

Lawrence was born July 29, 1917 a daughter of the late Thomas Samuel Lawrence and the late Lula Morgan Lawrence. She was a graduate of Lander College and was a retired public school teacher. Miss Lawrence taught in Greenville County, Easley, and Seneca Jr. High School. She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and member of the official board. Miss Lawrence was preceded in death by a brother, James Mack Lawrence, and nephew, Mack Lawrence, Jr.

Surviving are siblings, Thomas R. Lawrence of Aynor and Morgan Elizabeth Lawrence of Aynor.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County P.O. 293, Chester-field, SC 29709 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Richard A. George, Sr.

RUBY – Richard A. George, Sr., 66, died July 31, 2008.

A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Aug. 3, in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

He was the son of the late Walter Benjamin and Margaret Edith Holdaway George. He was a retired Sales Manager.

Surviving is his son, Richard George, Jr. of Ellerbe, N.C.; daughters, Denise (Dan) Lewis of Clio, Debbie (John Callanhan) Drake of Monroe, N.C.; a sister, Linda (Ashley) George Bryan of Robersonville, N.C., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Clyde L. Mills

RUBY – Mr. Clyde L. Mills, 74, died July 28, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. July 31, at Ruby Church of God. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 30, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mills was born May 6, 1934 a son of the late Elisha and Ella Demby Mills. He worked with Chesterfield Webbing and retired from Bo-Buck Mills with over 25 years of service. Mr. Mills was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed gardening, fishing, and helping others. He was a member of Ruby Church of God.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Mills Zearfoss; two grandchildren, Cindy and Wendy Mills; two brothers, Grover and James Mills; and sister, Daisey Dye.

Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Mary “Nick” Mills of the home; a son, Ricky (Linda) Mills of Ruby; three daughters, Sylvia Johnson, Vickie (Mike) Short, and Susie (Warren) Boswell all of Ruby; 10 grandchildren, Kristi (Bobby) Turner, Richie (Vickie) Mills, Jeremy Rollings, Alisha (Kevin) Jordan, Stephanie and Stephen Short, Zach and Nick Boswell, Jessica Zearfoss and her fiance‚ Norman Leach, and Josh Zearfoss; nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or to the Ruby Church of God Building Fund P. O. Box 66, Ruby S.C. 29741.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Tommy H. Sanders

CHERAW – Mr. Tommy H. Sanders, age 50, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at his home.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 1, at Cross Branch Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 31, at the Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Sanders was born Nov. 22, 1957 a son of Virginia Dew Berry and the late Ed Sanders. He was a welder with Ox Bodies. Mr. Sanders attended Westside Baptist Church. Tommy was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He was preceded in death by his birth parents, Henry Mumford and Sarah Frances Dew Jackson; a son, Thomas Freeman and by a sister, Sheila Bell Mumford.

Surviving is his wife, Donna Crowley Sanders of the home; three sons, Thomas Sanders, Brad Sanders, and Mitch Deaver all of Cheraw; three daughters, Michelle Parr of Port Charlotte, Fla., Robin (Jack) Herndon of Bennettsville, and Macy Sanders of the home; four grandsons, Matthew and Timothy Lawrenson and Mark and Caleb Herndon; mother, Virginia Berry of Bennettsville; a brother, Tony Mumford of Bennettsville; five sisters, Louann Mumford, Linda Murad, and Pam Chavis of Bennettsville, Margaret Griggs of Wallace, and Norma Strickland of McColl.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 7, 2008.

 

Louise Parks Hurst

CHERAW – Mrs. Louise Parks Hurst, 66, died Aug. 11, 2008.

Graveside services were at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum

Visitation followed the service at the Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center

Mrs. Hurst was born Jan. 31, 1942, a daughter of the late Webster and Ethel Mae McLain Parks. She was a graduate of Cheraw High School and retired as Chesterfield County Voter Registration and Election Director with 22 years of service. Mrs. Hurst was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Louise was a loving mother. She was married to the late Weldon Boyce Hurst and was also preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Hurst.

Surviving is a son, Barry Hurst and wife Ellen of Cheraw; four grand-children, Tristin Hurst, Charlotte Hurst, Clayton Hurst, and Cameron Hurst; companion, Phillip “Bubba” McLaurin of Cheraw; a brother, Webster (Brenda) Parks, Jr. of Chesterfield; and a sister, Doris (Jerry) Deese of Patrick.

Memorial may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC  29709 or to Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 14, 2008.

 

Alva Elizabeth Rivers

CHESTERFIELD – Ms. Alva Elizabeth Rivers, 66, died Aug. 8, 2008.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 16, at the Teal-Campbell Cemetery at Zoar United Methodist Church.

Ms. Rivers was born Dec. l, 1941 a daughter of the late Spurgeon and Ola Campbell Rivers. Alva was preceded in death by two sisters, Johnnie Priscilla Gainey and Ruth Kirkley.

Surviving are three daughters, Kathryn “Kitten” Little of Tallahassee, Fla., Lori Lowe and her husband, Vince of Conyers, Ga., and Mona Arnold of Tallahassee, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Sallie R. Gaddy of Charlotte, N.C.; an aunt, Margaret C. Teal of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 14, 2008.

 

Carla Middleton Watford

JEFFERSON – Carla Watford, 58, died Thursday, August 7, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church August 10. The Rev. David Walker will officiated. Burial was held in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends Aug. 9, 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Watford died Thursday, August 7, 2008. Born July 12,1950 she was a daughter of the late C. S. “Buddie” and Edith Munn Middleton. She was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and the Jefferson Rescue Squad Auxiliary and was retired as secretary at McBee High School.

She was preceded in death her son, Christopher K. Price.

Surviving are her husband, Ronnie Watford of Jefferson; brothers, Dan Middleton of Greenville, Roger (Janitt) Smith of Jefferson; and other relatives and friends.

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 14, 2008.

 

Robert Larry “Dude” English

WALLACE – Robert Larry “Dude” English, 60, died July 25, 2008.

Graveside services were held July 29 at Oak Grove Church in Wallace. Preacher Jerry Hatcher officiated.

He was born Sept. 12, 1947 to the late Robert and Myrtle English. He was a construction worker and welder in his younger years and later was an installer of satellites.

Surviving is a daughter, Tara English (Shawn Harley); granddaughter, Syerra Harley; a son, Bryan (Kristy) Sweatt and grandchildren, Dalton and Landon Sweatt, Caitlyn and Logan Morris; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Joyce English of Wallace, Scotland Memorial Cancer center of Laurinburg or Wallace Rescue Squad Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 14, 2008.

 

Bernice Lockhart Robinson

JEFFERSON – Mrs. Bernice Lockhart Robinson, 77, died Aug. 13, 2008.

Funeral services were held Aug. 17, at 3 p.m at Flemming Funeral Chapel, Pageland. Burial followed in Oro United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pageland.

Mrs. Bernice was born May 10, 1931 to the late Sally Lockhart Robinson.

 Bernice accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age.  She was baptized and became a member of the Rock Hill A.M.E. Zion Church in Jefferson. Bernice attended the Chesterfield county public school system.

 On Dec. 9, 1948 Bernice married the late J.C. Lockhart and to this union nine children were born.  Bernice and her late husband, Robert Earl Robinson of Charlotte, N.C. They established their own business, Robinson’s Grave Service.  It was through her business in helping others that she obtained great joy.  This was a reflection of her true nature and personality.

 Surviving are nine children, Annie Jean Lockhart, Pageland, Larry Lockhart (Donna), Monroe, N.C., Kathy Threatt (Jackie), Monroe, N.C., Robin Clyburn (John), Pageland, Barry Lockhart (Amy), Miami Beach, Fla., Theresa Everett (Lawrence), Daphne Jones (Jonathan), Todd Lockhart (Mary), Tracy Watkins (Earl), all of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Lula Mae Gaskins (James), Jefferson and Lela Hemmingway (Schofield), Marion; five brothers, Eural Robinson, Pageland, Frank Robinson, Mullins, George Robinson (Peggie Jean), Marion, Larry Robinson, Marion, and Adam Robinson (Gwen), Marion; an aunt, Tressie Moore, Pageland; an uncle, Mathew Lockhart, Pageland; 25 

 

grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 21, 2008.


Robert M. “Bobby” Huntley

DALZELL – Mr. Robert M. “Bobby” Huntley, 71, died Aug. 12, 2008.

Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Aug. 16, at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Visitation was 2-3 p.m., prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mr. Huntley was a son of the late Jafus Teal and Mary Elizabeth Sellers Huntley. He was a 1954 graduate of Chesterfield High School, and was a retired MSGT with the U.S. Air Force with 23 years of service. Mr. Huntley also retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier in Bishopville, with 20 years of service. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, WOW Lodge 516, and Hillcrest Masonic Lodge 397. Bobby was married to the late Julia Lee Waddell Huntley.

Surviving is a daughter, Gayla Dawn Jackson of Sumter; three grand-children, Cassandra Grace, Alexandria Hope, and Jerry Eugene Jackson, III; a sister, Sylvia Huntley (James) Turner of Wadesboro, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 21, 2008.

 

Bianca Jolly “Binnie” Cato

PAGELAND – Mrs. Bianca Jolly “Binnie” Cato, 65, died, Aug. 13, 2008.

 

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 15, at Rose Hill Cemetery, Pageland.

Mrs. Cato was born Oct. 5, 1942, a daughter of the late Caleb Kirk Jolly and Margaret Tumlin Little. She was a homemaker. Binnie was preceded in death by a son, Timothy B. Cato.

Surviving is her husband, James F. Cato of the home; four sons, Jay Cato of Chesterfield, Jeff Cato and Scott Cato of Lancaster, and Bo Cato of Douglasville, Ga.; a daughter, Angie Starnes of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Don Little of Concord, N.C.; a sister, Louise Little of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Paws and Claws P.O. Box 386, Chesterfield, SC  29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 21, 2008.

 

Hazeline J. Hubbard Ivery

CHERAW – Hazeline J. Hubbard Ivery, 65, died Aug. 11, 2008.

Funeral services were held Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church.

Hazeline was born  May 20, 1943 to the late Carrie Redfearn and the late Freddie Lee James. She attended Marlboro County public schools. She was converted at an early age and joined Bethel United Methodist Church in Wallace. She retired from Chesterfield General Hospital after 10 years of service. There she was known for her cooking and good hospitality.

She was preceded in death by a sister, a brother and step father.

 

Surviving is her husband, Frank Ivery of Bennettsville; five children, Mary Ann Short (Richard Hawkins), James Hubbard, Sr. (Vickie Bennett), John (Sharon) Hubbard and Sidney Hubbard (Patricia Cosom) of Cheraw; three sisters, Eliza Jane James of Richmond, Va., Annie Mae (Travis) Moses and Carrie Redfearn of Wallace; five brothers, Albert (Inez) Redfearn, Lee (Maxine) Redfearn of Wallace, Freddie Lee James of Alexander, Va., Buster James of New York, Simon (Mizzie) Redfearn of Rockingham, N.C.; brothers, Jackie Redfearn of Ben-nettsville, Theodore James of Wallace, and Jessie James, Jr. of Cash; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 21, 2008.

 

Clavie Gordon McCoy

CHERAW – Mrs. Clavie Gordon McCoy, 86, died Aug. 11, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church.

Mrs. Clavie was born Jan. 14, 1922 to the late William and Allean Gordon. She converted to Christ at an early age and joined Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church. She was a member of the Spiritual Gospel Choir, senior usher and president of the kitchen committee. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. In 1950, she married Robert McCoy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; a son, Raymond McCoy; and seven siblings, Arie Davis, Thomas Gordon, Edgar Gordon, Javis Gordon, Robert Gordon, Williams Gordon and Eunice Gordon Streater.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Alice Gordon of Durham, N.C. and Thom-asina (Freddie) Hooks of Cheraw; two brothers, John (Shirley) Gordon and Arlee (Clara) Gordon both of Chester-field; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 21, 2008.


Sherry Steen Crowder

JEFFERSON – Sherry Steen Crowder, age 41, died Aug. 25, 2008.

Memorial services were held at 5 p.m. Aug. 27, at Victory United Methodist Church, Indian Trail, N.C. with the Rev. Greg Collins officiating.

Crowder was born May 28, 1967 a daughter of Ella Mae Oxendine Steen Taylor and the late Marvin “Sonny” Steen. Mrs. Crowder attended Garinger High School. She was a homemaker and most recently was a substitute teacher and cafeteria helper for the Chesterfield County School District. She was a volunteering parent at Jefferson Elementary, where her children attend, and with the Girl Scouts and the PTO.

She was preceded in death by her Step Father Paul Taylor.

Surviving is her husband of 21 years, Curtis Crowder of the home; children, Derek Wayne Crowder and Kayla Marie Crowder both of the home; mother: Ella Mae Oxendine Steen Taylor of Mint Hill, N.C.; step daughter, Misty Lynn Crowder; two step grandchildren: Jordan Crowder and Whitney Walls; sister, Patricia (Tony) Hinson of Mint Hill, N.C.; and other family and friends.

Memorials may be made in honor of Derek and Makayla to Ella Mae Taylor, 10942 Despa Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28227.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

 

Mary Lou Laney Mills

PAGELAND – Mary Lou Laney Mills, 81, died Aug. 22, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Aug. 25, Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mills was born July 28, 1927 a daughter of the late Carl Alexander and Harriet Mae Lancaster Laney. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Mills was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

She was married to the late Jimmie Mills and was also preceded in death by a sister Virginia Porter.

Surviving are two sons, Rev. Joe (Dianne) Coles of Atlanta, Ga. and John (Ann) Coles of Ashland City, Tenn.; two daughters, Jackie (Wayne) Griffin and Judy Mills and John Burgess both of Pageland; a brother, David Laney of Pageland; a sister, Jean Johnson of Jenkinsville; five grand-children, Sherri (Robert) Bandvatz, Angela Griffin, Jonathan Coles, Jennifer (Michael) Rains, and Kimberly Griffin

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

 

Richard Dwayne Scott

PATRICK – Richard Dwayne Scott, 33, died Aug. 22, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Aug. 24, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Burial was held in St. John Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Aug. 23, at the funeral home.

Scott was born April 21, 1975 a son of Richard Wayne Scott and Susie Chavis Scott. He was a truck driver with Carolina Cargo.

Wayne was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alex and Lois Scott and Danny Lee Chavis.

Surviving is his wife, Tabitha Haire Scott of Wadesboro, N.C.; two daughters, Breezy Scott and Summer Scott of Wadesboro, N.C.; mother, Susie Chavis Scott of Ether, N.C.; father and step mother, Richard and Tillie Scott of Patrick; two brothers, Andy (Libby) Scott of Chesterfield, and Mike (Gayle) Chavis of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Terry S. Moore of Patrick; grandmother, Clorine Chavis of Laurin-burg, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

Joan Rivers Melton

CHESTERFIELD – Joan Rivers Melton, 69, died Aug. 21, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 24, at Oakland Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Aug. 23, at the funeral home.

Melton was born March 16, 1939 a daughter of the late Jack O. and Doris Odom Rivers. She was a former employee of Chesterfield Manu-

facturing. Mrs. Melton was a member

 

of the WOW Lodge 516 and Oakland Baptist Church.

Joan was married to the late Rev. Floyd Melton, Jr. and was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Melton and a brother John Rivers.

Surviving is a son, Keith Melton of the home; two daughters, Cathy Melton and Patricia Melton of the home; two grandsons, Ricky Melton of Patrick, and Brandon Melton of Hartsville; two great-grandchildren, Alexis Melton and Cory Melton; three brothers, Billy Rivers of Columbia, Jackie Rivers of Chesterfield, and Randy (Wanda) Rivers of Chesterfield; four sisters, Mary McLain and Polly (Donald) McLain of Patrick, Alice (Sammie) Copeland and Joy (Johnny) Farmer of Chesterfield; and Annette Gulledge of Patrick.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

Cora Jordan Oliver Boatwright

CHESTERFIELD – Cora Jordan Oliver Boatwright, 94, died Aug. 21, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Aug. 23, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Watson Cemetery.

Visitation was 1 -2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Boatwright was born June 11, 1914 a daughter of the late William Jordan and Nancy Jordan Aldridge. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Boatwright was first married to the late Rufus Oliver and then to the late Leander Boatwright.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Carson Oliver and Billy Gene Oliver and by a daughter Mamie Taylor.

Surviving are two daughters, Annie Mae Oliver of Highpoint, N.C. and Margie Oliver of Chesterfield; 13 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grand-children

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

 

Jimmie C. Miller

JEFFERSON – Jimmie C. Miller, died Aug. 3, 2008.

Funeral services were held Aug. 8, at Hopewell United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Jimmie was the son of the late Everett and Laid Miller. He attended Shannon Elementary School. He started working at an early age and was known throughout his life for his work ethic. He was employed with TG Stegall Trucking Co. of Charlotte, N.C. for over 30 years before retiring.

He was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church where in his earlier years he served as a member of the Board of Trustees.

In 1956, he married the late Gatsie L. Blakeney and was married for 22 years.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Miller; three brothers, Carson (Thelma) Williams, Billy (Nellie) Miller and Willie (Maggie) Miller and sister, Ethel McMillian.
Surviving is a daughter, Lecia Miller of Charlotte, N.C. and step daughter, Margaret (Willie) Haywood of Bronx, N.Y.; three sisters, Nancy (Harvey) Baker and Mae Nora (DT) Hough both of Jefferson and Eloree (William) Pittman of Waxhaw, N.C.; a brother, Everette Miller of Monroe, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Linette (James) Forte, Brian (Lisa) Miller and Jimmy L. Miller of San Diego, Ca., Angela Ingram, Deirdre Ingram, Michelle Ingram and Teresa Ingram of Bronx, N.Y., eight great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland rendered services.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

 

James Moore, Jr.

PAGELAND – James Moore, Jr., 62, died Aug. 21, 2008.

Funeral services were held Aug. 24, at Oak Hill Baptist Church, Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

James Moore, Jr. was born Dec. 7,1945 to the late James Moore, Sr., and the late Betty Ruth Robinson Moore.

James accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior, was baptized and joined the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Pageland. During his tenure at Oak Hill, he was superintendent of the Sunday school, member of the Trustee Board, the men’s choir, and the Usher Board.

James attended the Chesterfield county public school system.

Two sisters, Brenda Ruth Moore and Vercilla Ward preceded him in death.

Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Geneva Blakeney Moore; a son, James D. Moore, Pageland; two daughters, Tisha Ann Moore, Mt. Croghan, and Enrika Deanna Moore, Pageland,; two step sons, Jimmy I. (Joyce) Blakeney, Monroe, N.C. and Johnny C. Blakeney, Chesterfield; four step daughters, Karen P. (Jerry) Blakeney, Lisa A. Blakeney, Michelle M. Blakeney, all of Pageland, and Sherry D. Blakeney, Mt. Croghan; three brothers, Larry (Pamela) Sanford, Fla., Randy Moore, Pensacola, Fla., and Ronnie (Mary) Moore, Coleman, Fla.; four sisters, Retta Moore and Marshelle (Dalvin) Davis, Sanford, Fla., Vertrina Moore and Schevelle Cash, Titusville, Fla.; two uncles, Henderson Robinson, Monroe, N.C. and James Hough, Pageland; three aunts, Hennie McKay, Charlotte, N.C., Eliza Johnson, Page-land, and Lula Mae (James) Gaskins, Jefferson; a great-aunt, Tressie Moore, Pageland; 10 grandchildren; six step grandchildren; three step great grand-children, and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

 

Margaret Marie Edgeworth Parrish

CHERAW – Margaret Marie Edgeworth Parrish, 82, died Aug. 24, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Aug. 27, at First United Methodist Cheraw. Burial was held in Old Saint David’s Cemetery.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

Margaret was the daughter of the late Carl B. and the late Nezzie Tucker Edgeworth. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Kinsey Mulloy Bible Class. She loved to sew and bake.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl B. Edgeworth Jr., William F. “Ike” Edgeworth; and sisters, Louise “Bette” Edgeworth Thomas, and Laura Mae Edgeworth Kirkley.

Surviving is a son, David D. (Eunice) Parrish, Jr. of Cheraw; a daughter, Mary Cynthia (Jimmy) Merritt of King, N.C.; grandchildren, Chris Merritt of Myrtle Beach, Tena Merritt of King, N.C., Cindy Green of Cheraw; great-grandchildren, Toby and Tyler Merritt of Winston-Salem, N.C., Brittany and Brad Spears of Cheraw.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 117 Third Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

 

Betty Jean Bryant Williamson

WALLACE – Mrs. Betty Jean Bryant Williamson, 69, died Aug. 24, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 in Daniel’s Chapel Holiness Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 Aug. 26 in Rogers Funeral Home in McColl.

She was born April 6, 1939 a daughter of the late Jimmy and Viola Revels Bryant. She was a homemaker and member of Daniel’s Chapel Holiness Church. Mrs. Williams was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy Bryant, Jr., James Bryant, and Lindberg Bryant; sisters, Carrie Milligan and Annie Jacobs.

Surviving is her husband, J.B. William-son of the home; sons, Dennis (Julia) Bryant of Bennttsville, Jimmy L. (Mary) Smith of Latta, Danny E. (Hope) Smith of Durham, N.C.; daughters, Bonnie (Jake) Locklear of Laurinburg, N.C., Betty (Ray) Quick of Bennettsville, Virginia (Larry) Driggers of Bennettsville, Linda (Jody) Haith-cock of Blenheim, Janet (Jerry) Mc-Donald of Bennettsville and Pattie (Randy) King of Cheraw; brothers, Alford (Mary Jane) Bryant of Pembroke, N.C. and Andrew (Gloria) Bryant of Brooklyn, N.Y. and James (Kathleen) Williamson of Roundrock, TX; sisters, Gracie Miller of Bennett-sville, Jessie (Rev. Joseph) Locklear of McColl and Mozelle Helen Locklear of Cheraw; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Rogers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

 

Gary Andrew Adams

COLUMBIA – Gary Andrew “Andy” Adams, 65, died Aug. 12, 2008.

Burial was held Aug. 19, at Florence National Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 10, 1942 a son of W.J. “Bud” Adams and Audrey Teal Adams. He attended Columbia public schools and the University of South Carolina and was a Vietnam War veteran.

Surviving is his cousins, Elizabeth Gaddy Rivers of Chesterfield and Dorothy Teal Watanabe of Chesterfield and Winslow, Maine.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday August 28, 2008.

Mamie Elmer Scipio Pitts
HARTSVILLE – Mamie Elmer Scipio Pitts, 98, died Aug. 6, 2008.

Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at the Pee Dee Union Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Foundry Hill Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Honor Guard from Ft. Jackson.

The oldest of 10 children, she was born Nov. 26, 1919 to the late Isaiah Sr. and Margaret Baker Scipio.

Educated in the Darlington County schools, she was a graduate of South Carolina State College. As a World War II veteran, she served faithfully in the United States Women’s Army Corps from 1943 to 1947. Mrs. Pitts worked in the Chesterfield County area as a registered nurse, educator and surgical and staff nurse from 1955 until her retirement in 1996.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester A. Pitts, a sister, Margaret W. Scipio and a brother, Rev. Dr. Isaiah D. Scipio, Jr.

She is survived by: a son, Isaiah D.N. (Jewel) Pitts of Boca Raton, Fla.; a daughter, Elder Margo Pitts (Deacon Randolph) Gillespie of the home; four brothers, Larry (Adelle) Scipio of Queens, N.Y.; Rev. Dr. Julius (Linda) Scipio of Anderson; Emmanuel (Linda) Scipio of Virginia; and Livingston (Helen) Scipio of Darlington; three sisters, Laura Shepherd and Adelle Jones, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Alvernia Herron of Pittsburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Morris Funeral Cottage was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 4, 2008.

 

Margaret Anna Kerr Watts

PAGELAND – Ms. Margaret Anna Kerr Watts, 63, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.

A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. Aug. 30, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation was 4-5 p.m. Aug. 30, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Ms. Watts was born May 23, 1945 a daughter of the late Carl Brevard and Faye Christine Johnston Kerr. She was a graduate of Piedmont High School Class of 1963, and was a retired supervisor with Square D. Margaret was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Allen W. (Kristine) Watts, III of Indian Trail, N.C., and Carl B. Watts of Pageland; two grandchildren, Damien Tyler Watts and Kameron Hunter Watts and their mother, Candi Watts Fowler; three brothers, Carl Brevard Kerr, Jr. and Herbert Blackwell Kerr both of Indian Trail, N.C., and Gerald Lee “Jerry” Kerr of Tacoma, WA; three sisters, Christine K. Turner and Jean K. Thomas of Indian Trail, N.C., and Johnnie K. Wilder of Rock Hill; also Martha W. (Jim) Henshaw of Pageland and Mason Horne of Polkton, N.C.

Memorials may be made to a hospice of one’s choice, or In Memory of Deceased Class Members and Teachers of Piedmont High School Class of 1963, Monroe, N.C., c/o Rachel Tarleton Mullis, 5815 Polk Mountain Dr., Marshville, N.C. 28103

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 4, 2008.

 

Katie Lee Jordan McMurrain

PAGELAND – Mrs. Katie Lee Jordan McMurrain, 87, died Aug. 27, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 30, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29, at the funeral home.

Mrs. McMurrain was born Sept. 18,1920 a daughter of the late Arthur and Lula Hunter Jordan. She was a retired textile employee and home-maker, and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar.

Mrs. McMurrain was married to the late Joe McMurrain and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Carson, Julius, Ward, Everette, and Van Jordan; and by three sisters; Consola Jordan, Billie McManus, and Evelyn MacAdams.

Surviving is a sister, Myrtle J. Thurman of Ruby and other relatives and friends.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 4, 2008.

Ola Perdue Griggs Morse

Chesterfield – Mrs. Ola Perdue Griggs Morse, 97, died Aug. 26, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 29, at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Aug. 28, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Morse was a daughter of the late Elisha P. and Mary Elizabeth Cranford Perdue. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Morse was first married to the late Henry V. Griggs and then to the late A. J. Morse, and was also preceded in death by a son, Grady F. Griggs; two daughters; Ruby G. Smith and Ruth Helen G. Atkinson, and by a granddaughter; Mona Lisa Parker, and a great-great-grandchild, Lane Tyler Pond.

Surviving is a son, Henry V. (Dixie) Griggs, Jr. of Cheraw; also Jessie W. Smith of Chesterfield and Elese D. Griggs of Chesterfield; six grand-children, Ronald W. Smith of Rock-ingham, N.C., Joan Smith-Mitchell, Pam C. Mills, and Marty F. Griggs all of Chesterfield and Susan Griggs Leviner of Cheraw; seven great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Pine Grove Baptist Church “Building Fund”  293 Zoar Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 4, 2008.

 

Willis A. Price

Myrtle Beach – Mr. Willis A. Price, 74, died Aug. 27, 2008.

Graveside services held at 11 a.m. Aug. 30, at Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Price was a son of the late Wade H. and Quincey Melton Price. He was a retired carpenter.

Willis was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

Surviving is his wife, LeeAnn Hucks Price of the home; three sons, Richard (Saundra) Price, Jamie Price, and Stacey (Paula) Price all of Jefferson; a stepson, J. C. Hucks of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Bobby “Bud” Price of Jefferson; a sister, Margaret Price of Jefferson; four grandchildren, Bran-don, Matthew, Kyle, and Zachary Price; two step-grandchildren, Alexa and Tara Hall; four great-grand-children, Morgan, Kaylee, Branden, and Caitlynn Price.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 4, 2008.

 

Dr. Winston Y. Godwin. Sr.

CHERAW – Dr. Winston Y. Godwin, Sr. 79, died Aug. 29, 2008.

A service to celebrate the life of Dr. Godwin was held at 11 a.m. Sept. 1, at First Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial with military honors will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends 5-7 p.m. Aug. 31, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

He was the son of the late Chalmers Luke Godwin, Sr. and Anna Huggins Godwin and widower of Mary Hodge Godwin. A family physician who spent his life serving the community of Cheraw and was actively involved in many other areas.

Upon graduating from Clemson college with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1949, Dr. Godwin served in the U.S.Air Force for two years. Afterwards, he returned to his hometown of Summerton. Soon, he felt the call to become a physician. He entered the Medical College of Charleston in 1955 and graduated as first honor graduate and a member of AOA Medical Honor Society in 1959. Completing his internship in 1960, he, his wife and his then five children moved to Cheraw, where he practiced full-time in a mostly solo practice until 2007.

Dr. Godwin’s interests and involve-ments were many. He was a member of First Baptist Church (Berean Sunday School) Cheraw, the Civitans and Kiwanis clubs and the American Legion. He was a free mason of the Cheraw #15 Lodge. He was a leader in many areas serving on the executive board of the S.C. State Board of Health. He was a past Chief of Staff of Chesterfield Memorial Hospital. He served for many years on the Chester-field County Board of Education. He was a diplomat on the board of the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Godwin was also an FAA Pilot Medical Examiner and was an instrument-rated pilot himself. He later in life returned to the Air Force reserve serving as Base Medical Examiner with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

One of Dr. Godwin’s major con-tributions was the establishment of Cheraw Convalescent Center and Nursing Home. Additional nursing facilities were later developed, by him, to care for the sick and infirmed residents of Chesterfield and Claren-don Counties.

With so many involvements, Dr. Godwin’s greatest interest was his family. He dearly loved his wife, Mary, and his six children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dr. Godwin is survived by five sons, Dr. Winston Y. (Kimberly) Godwin, Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Rev. Paul L. (Laura Anne) Godwin and Michael Luke (Mary Ann) Godwin all of Cheraw, Dr. David Alan (Jane) Godwin and Roger Thomas (Janet) Godwin of Greer, SC a daughter, Mary Lynn (Rev. Garland) Hart of Summerton; 24 grandchildren, Ashley, Anna, Courtney, Kimberly, Amy, Mary-Chase, Paul, Anne Elizabeth, Katherine, Kristin, Kirk, Jeannie, Ben, David, Mary Elizabeth, Anna Grace, Hannah, Alan, Jennifer, Luke, Thomas, Andrew, Kathryn and Emily and two great-grandchildren Camryn and Wheeler. Sisters, Margie Chandler of Olanta, and Sybil Quillin of Virginia Beach, Va. 

Memorials may be made to: Winston Y. and Mary Godwin, Christian Scholarship Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or First Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 4, 2008.

 

Julia King Hunter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mrs. Julia King Hunter, 93, died Aug. 26, 2008.

A memorial service was held at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield Aug. 28, at 12 p.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

She was born Aug. 7, 1915 to the late Mary Etta Knight King and Henry Frank King.

Julia graduated from Zoar High School in Chesterfield, SC and Salisbury Business School in Salisbury, NC. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper until her marriage, at which time she became a full-time wife, mother, and homemaker.  Julia and her husband, Bill, moved from Clarksville, VA to the Cypress in Charlotte to be closer to their children.   She was active in St. Timothy‚s Episcopal Church and the Garden Club in Clarksville.

 

She was predeceased by her brother, Dewey “Foster” King, and four sisters, Vivian K. Adams, Bernice K. King, Lela K. Carr, and Virginia “Peggy” G. Davis.

Surviving is her husband of 66 years, William “Bill” L. Hunter, daughter, Judy H. Robinson of Charlotte, N.C. and two sons, William “Bill” F. Hunter and wife, Lynn of Mooresville, N.C. and Henry L. Hunter and wife, Debbie, of Calhoun, Ga.; five grandchildren, Natalie Smith and husband, Kevin, and Max Hunter and wife, Lisa of Snoqualmie, WA, William “Will” M. Hunter and wife, Ginney of Mooresville, N.C., Elizabeth Sokol and husband, Kenny of Cornelius, N.C., and Hunter Forstchen and husband, Stephen, of Apex, N.C.; five great grandchildren, Luke Hunter, Mia Hunter, Parker Forstchen, Katie Forstchen, and Charlie Smith; a brother, Henry “Frank” King of Salisbury, N.C.; and three sisters, Sue Lee Harmon, Helen (Dr. Jerry) Perry, and Johnnie Long all of Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28204, or to a charity of your choice.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 4, 2008.

 

Wanda Johnson Ormand

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Wanda Johnson Ormand, 48, died Aug. 31, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 4 at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. The Rev. Greg Nelly and Rev. Richard Brown officiated. Burial was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, N.C.

 

Visitation was 10-11 a.m. Sept. 4 prior to the service at the church.

Wanda was the daughter of the late Charles E. Johnson. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Cheraw and was a homemaker, loving, caring mother, daughter, wife and friend.

Surviving is her husband, Michael Lloyd Ormand of Kings Mountain, N.C.; daughters, April Quick, Sallie Quick, and Jennifer Quick all of Cheraw; mother, Barbara Turner Johnson of Bessemer City, N.C.; brothers, Charles R. Johnson of Kings Mountain, N.C. and Joe Johnson of Lowell, N.C.; sisters, Cathy Brigman of Laurel Hill, N.C., Brenda Setzer of Monroe, N.C., Barbara Ann Passmore of Gastonia, N.C., Lori Holloway of Darlington and Evelyn Johnson of Dallas, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Zack and Lilly.

Harris Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 4, 2008.

 

Roseanna Merriman Hillian

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Roseanna Merriman Hillian, 95, died Aug. 31, 2008.

Hillian was born Sept. 18, 1912 to the late Leon Merriman and Leanna Streater Merriman. She married the Lemuel Plenty Hillian on Jan. 5, 1938. She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church and was a leader in the church, who taught Sunday school and served as a trustee for several years. She had many hobbies and interests including an avid gardener, Avon representative, a community volunteer and a citizen

activist. She was one of the founding members of the Chesterfield Chapter of the NAACP and served as president for 30 years. Two years ago, she was presented with the NAACP Award of Distinguished Service.

Roseanna attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw. She learned to play the piano through the U.S. School of Music Home Study Course and enjoyed playing piano until her final days. Occasionally, she worked as a substitute teacher and served as PTA president.

Surviving are her children, Lemuel Glenn (Jacqueline) Hillian, Barbara Yvonne Hillan, Doretha Marvvin (James) Fryer, Roseanna Theressa Hillian, Leon Donell (Linda) Hillian, Thomas Donald (Geraldine) Hillian, Roberta Maxine (Eric) Martin, Genenie (Nathan) Donovan, and James Durwood (Veronica) Merriman; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Molethia Roberts and Alice Merriman; a brother, Royce Lee Merriman; and other relatives and friends.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Mary Frances Lindsey Curry

CHERAW – Mrs. Mary Frances Lindsey Curry, 83, died Sept. 4, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheraw.

Curry was born July 18, 1925 to the late Edmund and Carrie Pegues Lindsey. She confessed Christ at an early age and joined Raymond Grove Missionary Baptist Church in McFarlan, N.C.

After marriage she joined Goodman Creek Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the senior choir where she remained a member until her death. She married the late Rev. John Aaron Curry, Sr.

She was preceded in death by a son, Aaron Curry, Jr.; three grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Surviving are 10 girls, Delores (Rev. UL) Sharper, Laura Lewis, Julie (Rev. Gary) Esaw, Connie (Thomas) Deberry, Teresa (James) Poston, Sheryl Curry, and Maxine (Bruce) Ellerbe all of Cheraw, Lou Ann Cue of Columbia, Brenda McAllister of Charlotte, N.C., Elder Carolyn Bittle of Chesterfield; and two sons, Michael Curry of Cheraw and Eric Curry of Chesterfield; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; also Alfred Quick, Wallace Funderburk, Debbie Williams, Carolyn Rogers, and Carolyn Gary, Ida Funderburk, Janie Broomfield and Rosa Waddell; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Hattie Mae Sanders

CHERAW – Mrs. Hattie Mae Sanders, 75, died Aug. 31, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sept. 3 at Robinson AME Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Garden, Cheraw.

Mrs. Hattie was born Sept. 28, 1932 to the late Sam McCoy and Nannie Mae Singleton McCoy. She grew up in the Fordsville Community. She attended school in Chesterfield County and was an Alumnus of Coulter Memorial

Academy. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, which was the family church. Later she moved to New Haven, Conn., where she joined the Community Baptist Church. She met and married the late Charlie Sanders, Jr.

Hattie was employed at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., until her retirement in 1997. She and her daughter moved to Cheraw in 1997.

Surviving is her daughter, Sheila Charmaine Sanders of Cheraw; brother, Sam (Elizabeth) McCoy, Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister, Dorothy M. (Bright) Gilmore of Cheraw and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Irene Gainey Goodale

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Irene Gainey Goodale, 88, died Sept. 4, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sept. 6, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6 – 8 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Goodale was born Aug. 22, 1920 a daughter of the late Craig and Annie Rainwater Gainey. She was a former empoloyee of Sacony and a retired employee of Chesterfield Manufactur-ing. Mrs. Goodale was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Irene was married to the late Charlie Good-ale and was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Craig Goodale, Cassa Messick, and Audra Goodale, and by three brothers, Thomas, Leward, and Perry Gainey.

Surviving are four sons, Jerry Goodale of Cheraw, Thomas (Mary) Goodale and W. M. (Miriam) Goodale of Chester

field, and Donnie (Sue) Goodale of Cheraw; three daughters, Peggy (Jimmy) Morrow of Chesterfield, Catherine Davis of Lancaster, and Elizabeth Goodale of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Cecil Gainey, Sr. of Cherry Grove Beach; two sisters, Beatrice G. Winters of Sumter, and Evelyn G. Sellers of Chesterfield; 17 grand-children; 36 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. or Shiloh United Methodist Church “Building Fund” c/o Shirley Douglas, 897 Burch Rd., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Loree Virginia Jordan Johnson

CHERAW – Mrs. Loree Virginia Jordan Johnson, 88, died Sept. 4, 2008

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sept. 6, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6 – 8 p.m. Sept. 5, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 14, 1920 a daughter of the late Mack and Bessie McGregor Jordan. She was a home-maker and a former employee of Sacony and Stanton Quilting. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Loree was married to the late Francis C. Johnson and was also preceded in death by a son, David Johnson; two brothers, Robert Jordan and Archie Jordan; and a sister, Lucille Polson.

Surviving are two sons, Henry (Annie Mae) Johnson and Don Johnson both of Cheraw; three daughters, Mildred L. Johnson of Cheraw, Vondel Turnage of Patrick and Maxine Grimm and Timothy McLain of Patrick; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two-great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Agape Hospice of the Pee Dee, 204 Front Street, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Andrew Hale “Andy” Eddins

MORVEN, N.C. – Mr. Andrew Hale “Andy” Eddins, 62, died Sept. 2, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Sept. 5, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield. Burial was held in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Morven, N.C.

Visitation was 6 – 8 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mr. Eddins was born Nov. 27, 1945 a son of the late Vernon Kenneth and Katherine Sellers Eddins. He was a former employee of Delta Mills for 43 years, and was currently employed with the Chesterfield County School District as area bus supervisor. Mr. Eddins had served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of Morven Baptist Church. Andy enjoyed playing and coaching softball.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Eddins.

 

Surviving is his wife, Beth Bishop Eddins of the home; two daughters, Drew Elizabeth Eddins of Carrboro, N.C. and Haley Michele Eddins of the home; three brothers, Kenneth Eddins of Cheraw, Joe Eddins of Hartsville, and Ben Eddins of Aquadale, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Katie Lee Jordan McMurrain

PAGELAND – Mrs. Katie Lee Jordan McMurrain, 87, died Aug. 27, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 30, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Pageland.

Visitation was 6 – 8 p.m. Aug. 29, at the funeral home.

McMurrain was born Sept. 18, 1920 a daughter of the late Arthur and Lula Hunter Jordan. She was a retired textile employee and homemaker, and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. Mrs. McMurrain was married to the late Joe McMurrain and was also preceded in death by five brothers, Carson, Julius, Ward, Everette, and Van Jordan; and by three sisters; Conslo Jordan, Billie McManus, and Evelyn MacAdams.

Surviving is a sister, Myrtle J. Thurman of Ruby and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.    Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Robert L. Huggins

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Robert L. Huggins, 75, died Sept. 8, 2008.

 

Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6 – 8 p.m. Sept. 10, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Huggins was born July 12, 1933 a son of the late Lide and Pearl Talbert Huggins. He was a graduate of McBee High School and a retired employee of Burlington Industries. Mr. Huggins was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Robert was preceded in death by four brothers; Albert, Therell, John, and Houston Huggins, and by a sister, Lois Hall.

Surviving is his wife, Faye Stroud Huggins of the home; three stepsons, Carroll G. (Margaret) Jenkins Jr. of Helena, MT, James A. “Jimmy” (Cheryl) Jenkins of Monks Corner, and John N. Jenkins of Chesterfield; two step grandchildren, Brian and Dillon Jenkins; a brother, Jennings Huggins of Sumter; two sisters, Silveree H. Gainey of Bethune, and Nancy H. Reid of Columbia and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  .  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Yvonne Knight McManus

PAGELAND – Mrs. Yvonne Knight McManus, 70, died Sept. 8, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sept. 10, at Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Five Forks Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

McManus was born Aug. 21, 1938 a daughter of the late Charlie Ben and Carrie Laney Knight. She was a retired tax accountant. Mrs. McManus was a member of Greater Vision Baptist Church. Yvonne was married to the late John McManus and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lila McManus Fuller, a son, Douglas McManus, and by three brothers, Jim, Pete, and Joe Ben Knight.

Surviving are two sons, David (Lora) McManus and Derrick (Michelle) McManus of Pageland; three daughters, Brenda (Benny) Sullivan and Linda (Bobby) Kee of Pageland and Cindy (Jeff) Suggs of Marshville, N.C.; two brothers, Alex Knight of Va. and Harry Knight of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Elizabeth McDonald of Va. and Sue Moree of Pageland; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.    Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Albert E. “Chuck” Hatchell, Jr

FLORENCE – Lt. Col. (retired) Albert E. “Chuck” Hatchell, Jr., 73, died Aug. 23, 2008.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Belk Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Aug. 27, with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery with full military honors.

Born May 29, 1935 in Cheraw, he was the son of the late Albert E. Hatchell, Sr. and the late Carrie Bell Williams Hatchell. He had retired from the United States Army after 26 years of service, nine years as enlisted and 17 years as a commissioned officer. Lt. Col. Hatchell served two tours in Vietnam and received the following awards and decorations: Bronze Star Medal (twice), Meritorious Service Medal (twice), National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (twice), Vietnam Service Medal,

Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Air Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Meritorious Unit Ribbon, Unit Civil Actions Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal.

He received his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree from Francis Marion University and taught in the Darlington County School System. He was the JROTC instructor at Mayo and Darlington High until his retirement. Lt. Col. Hatchell had also held the position of Headmaster at Darlington Academy. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the VFW Post 3609. Chuck was a member of Darlington Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a past deacon and also attended the Men’s Prayer Breakfast every Tuesday.

Surviving is his wife, Jean Blackman Hatchell of Florence, three daughters: Christa Shawn Hatchell of Chesapeake, Va., Wyndee Lee (Kevin) Brown of Florence, Holly Lynn Hatchell of Darlington, a brother, James Maurice (Tina) Hatchell of Columbia and other relatives and friends.

Belk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.    Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 11, 2008.

 

Martha McCall Cummings

CHERAW – Martha McCall Cummings, 67, died Sept. 14, 2008.

Funeral services were held Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at Brownsville Baptist Church Cemetery, Bennettsville.

The family received friends Tuesday 7-9 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.

Martha was the daughter of the late Seed Mills and Berma Clyde. She was retired from J.P. Stevens Delta #2 plant in Wallace and a member of Brownsville Baptist Church.

Surviving is her husband, Clayton Cummings of McColl; two daughters, Debbie (Terry) Leviner and Dianne Gray all of Cheraw; a sister, Shirley Greenwood of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grand-children.Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrange-ments. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Martha Frances Bennett

BENNETTSVILLE –   Martha Frances Bennett, 88, died Sept. 14, 2008.

Graveside services were held Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. in McColl Cemetery.

Martha was the daughter of the late William W. and Elizabeth Stanton Bennett. She was a retired Administrator of the Marlboro County Draft Board and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Billie Railey Sunday school class, and a former member of the Eastern Star and the Bennettsville Pilot Club.

Surviving is her brother, Thomas (Eleanor) Bennett of Maudlin and a sister, Josie Bennett of Bennettsville and other relatives and friends.

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Edward Wesley Teal

WINNSBORO — Edward Wesley Teal, 78, died Sept. 9, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 13, at First United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Bundy Bynum and the Rev. Donald W. “Bud” Boatwright. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, SC. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Pope Funeral Home.

Mr. Teal was born to the late Martin Luther and Pauline Campbell Teal, Sr. He was a graduate of Wofford College with a degree in business administration. While at Wofford he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and the Blue Key Society. He also played in the Wofford band and was a Pi Gamma Mu.

After his graduation from Wofford, Ed proudly served in the Korean conflict as a pharmacy technician. He then entered the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and graduated at the top of his pharmacy class, receiving the Lehr and Fink Gold Medal for his accomplishment. He was also a member of Rho Chi Honor Society.

“Dr. Teal,” as he was affectionately known by many friends and customers, purchased the Economy Drug Store in Winnsboro in 1960. He and his beloved wife and partner, Ruby, remained in that business until his retirement in 1993. His com-passion, his dedication to those he served, and his integrity will long be remembered by those who were fortunate to have been associated with him.

 

Mr. Teal loved his community and was involved in various civic organizations. He served as a member of the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Board and the Richard Winn Academy Board of Trustees. In 1965 he received the prestigious Civitan Citizen of the Year award.

Ed was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro and served in various capacities. His strong faith was very evident during his long illness. He never complained and accepted his situation with complete trust in God. His positive attitude has been and will continue to be an inspiration to his family and friends.

Mr. Teal was predeceased by two brothers, Martin L. Teal, Jr. and Charles E. Teal, Sr.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Ruby Hurst Teal; one son, Dr. Edward W. Teal, Jr. and his wife Hazel Haskin, of Loris; two daughters, Dr. Carolyn Venable and her husband, Dr. James Madison Venable, III, of Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Ann Britt and her husband, William Joseph Britt, III, of Blythe-wood; six grandchildren, Kathryn, Edward and Benjamin Teal of Loris, and Joe, Teal and Camp Britt of Blythewood; and one sister, Lillian Chriesman of Eltopia, WA.

In lieu of flowers, the Teal family requests memorials be made to either First United Methodist Church, 109 College St., Winnsboro, SC 29180, or MUSC Foundation – Hollings Cancer Center, P.O. Box 250955, Charleston, SC 29425.

Pope Funeral Home and Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Bessie Mae Cosom

CHERAW – Ms. Bessie Mae Cosom, 74, died Sept. 4, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Cheraw. Pastor Artemus Woods officiated. Burial was held in Frank Chapel Cemetery.

Ms. Bessie was born Feb. 9, 1934 to the late Willie and Vera Butts Wilson. She was married to the late Eddie Cosom. She was educated in Chesterfield County Schools. At an early age she accepted Christ and became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Starlight Gospel Choir. Bessie was an active member of the church until her health failed. She worked for Stanley Tools retiring after 16 years of service. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille McClendon; ands four brothers, Frank, James, Willie Lee and Sonny Wilson.

Surviving is a daughter, Carolyn (Willie) Cosom of the home; a son, Eddie (Mary) Cosom, Jr. of Macon, N.C.; two granddaughters, Anita (Neil) Cosom of Darlington and Nikki (Andre) Cosom of Cheraw; two step grand-children, Dewanda Richardson and Matthew Taylor of Macon, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, CoShanti, Anielya, Neilius; four sisters, Eursele Johnson, Barbara Ann (Thurman) Kearney of Cheraw, Agnes (David) Jefferson of Bethune, and Thelma Scott of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, Henry Wilson, Thomas (Dorothy) Wilson, Eugene (LaVenia) Wilson and John (Lizzie) Wilson all of Cheraw; an aunt, Lucy Douglas of Burlington, N.J. and an uncle, Ben Leonard of Cheraw; also Loretta (Everette) Gabriel of Morven, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Louvenia Douglas Wearing

SOCIETY HILL – Louvenia Douglas Wearing, 79, died Sept. 9, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Bethesda Baptist Church, Society Hill.

Louvenia was born Aug. 11, 1929 to the late Allen and Millie King Douglas. She received her education in Darlington County Schools. After which she moved to New York and graduated from Metropolitan School of Infant and Geriatric Care and was licensed by New York State Education Department as a certified Nurse. Later she moved to Connecticut where she worked and retired from East End Convalescent Home. She then returned to Society Hill in 1987.

At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior. She became a member of Bethesda Baptist Church, serving until her health failed. She was also a member of Triumph Chapter #128 Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion; a daughter, Brenda; a son, Bernard; three brothers, Willie, McArthur and Andrew and a sister, Mildred.

Surviving are three daughters, Carol (Ernest) Williamson of Society Hill, Marilyn Wages of Hartsville, Sharon (Walter) Moses of Fredericksburg, Va.; a son, Nathaniel Wearing; four brothers, James Douglas of Society Hill, Allen (Catherine) Douglas of North Carolina, Edward (Jaleen) Douglas of Columbus, OH and Ernest (Bessie) Douglas of Waterbury, Conn.; eight grandchildren; six great-grand-children; two grandsons, David Ber-nard Ludd and Broderick Moses; also Bernice Harrison and Janie Mae Kinley both of Society Hill and Brenda Wearing Robinson.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

James Floyd, Jr.

CHERAW – Mr. James Floyd, Jr., 59, died Sept. 2, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at G.W. Long Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Florence National Cemetery.

Mr. James was born June 9, 1949 to Celia P. and the late James Floyd, Sr. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined G.W. Long Memorial Presby-terian Church, where he recently returned and again became a member. He graduated from Long High School, Cheraw in 1967. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War. He was Honorably discharged as a Disabled Vietnam Veteran. Jimmie attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College and completed certificate programs in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration and welding in 1974-75.

Surviving is his mother, Cecila P. Floyd of Cheraw; a daughter, Letitia Floyd of Fairfield, Ca.; an uncle, Larry (Josephine) Peterson of Cheraw; three aunts, Hettie Hughes of Cheraw, Rosa Hall and Pearl Walker both of New York City, N.Y. and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Rebecca “Pink” Jackson

CHERAW – Rebecca Jackson, 91, died Sept. 5, 2008.

Funeral services were at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church.

Mrs. Rebecca was born March 11, 1917 to the late Elijah Gary and Sam Gary, Sr. She was converted at an early age and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church where she remained a member until her health failed. She worked many years as a housekeeper and attended the public schools in Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Jackson of High Point, N.C.; a son, Thomas Gary; four brothers, Henry, June, Buck, and Sam Gary, Jr.; and three sisters, Julia Martha and Rose.

Surviving is her son, Billy (Doretha) Gary of New York, N.Y.; a sister, Lorraine (William) Robinson of Trenton, N.J.; 11 grandchildren, Thomas Gary (Sarah Faye) Craig Gary (Sarah) Calvin Gary, Lind Gary, Carolyn Gary, Gwendolyn Leach (Demey) and Antionette Allen (Gary), and Barbara Tillman (Donald, all of Cheraw; 27 great-granchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren and a grandson, Craig Gary (Sarah).

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Johnny R. “John Dee” Dewitt

SOCIETY HILL – Johnny R. “John Dee” Dewitt, 53, died Sept. 6, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethel Baptist Church.

Johnny was born April 5, 1955 a son of Helen Dewitt Livingston McKnight and the late Rufus Livingston. He accepted Christ in his youth and joined Bethel Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Cheraw High School in 1973. He worked at Koppman Mills in Society Hill after graduation. Then he moved to New York. While there he worked at CBS. He was married to Margo Pitts.

While living in Petersburg, Va. He worked for the prison system. In the late 80’s he returned to Society Hill. He worked fro Stanley Tools in Cheraw, Evans institute in Ben-nettsville and also at Musashi in Bennettsville. The last place he worked was Rock Will MFG in Clio until his health failed.

He was preceded in death by his step father, Samuel McKnight, Jr.

Surviving is his son, Johnathan Dewitt of Cheraw; a granddaughter, Kayla; mother; five sisters, Janice Dewitt and Natasha McKnight of Society Hill, Ruthie Simpson of Cheraw, Carrol (Larry) Peoples of Bronx, N.Y. and Myra Jean “T” Livingston of Manhattan, N.Y.; a brother, Samuel McKnight III of Richmond, Va.; six aunts, Flora (Jessie) Brody of New York, Mrs. Hester (James) Ellerbe of Cheraw, Betty Dewitt of Bronx, N.Y. , Sadie Hinson of Cheraw, Hiawatha (Peggy) and Carl Rousseau and Hazel (Henry) Broadie of Society Hill; four uncles, Sam Dewitt III of Oxnard, Ca., Johnny Burns of Cheraw, Willie (Mattie) Livingston of Ohio and Bobby Living-ston; a godson, Andre’ Gracia of New York and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Terence Devine

WALLACE – Terence Devine, 51, died Sept. 7, 2008.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 19 at Lighthouse Ministries.

Surviving is his wife, Donna West-brook.

Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Ministries, P.O. Box 55, Patrick, S.C. 29584.  . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Gladys Mae Raley Miller

PAGELAND – Mrs. Gladys Mae Raley Miller, 46, died Sept. 11, 2008.

Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. at Black Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Winfred and Parthine Covington Raley was born on Oct. 23, 1961.

 Gladys was educated in the Chesterfield County school system.  She was employed by Tyson Food for 16 years.

 She was preceded in death by a brother, Winfred Raley, Jr.; three aunts, Julia Mae Covington, Katie Currington and Bernice Clyburn and an uncle, John Brown.

Surviving is her husband, Joseph H. Miller of Pageland; a son, Recole D. Miller of Pageland; a daughter, Bridget N. Miller of Pageland; a grandson, Zycearean R. Miller; four sisters, Shirley (Bobby) Hill, Patty (Bobby) Blakeney, Clara (Bobby) Dameron and Teresa (J.B.) Hickmon all of Pageland; a brother, Willie L. Raley of Pageland; two aunts, Della Mae (Leroy Sr.) Julious of Trenton, N.J. and Betty (Walt) Jones of Rocky Mount, N.C.; three uncles, Thomas (Rose) Covington of Columbia, Clarence Covington of Marshville, N.C. and Sammuel Brown of Lancaster; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Josie Lisenby “Jo” Webster

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Josie Lisenby “Jo” Webster, 74, died Sept. 13, 2008.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Sept. 15, at Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6–8 p.m. Sept. 14, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Webster was born May 2, 1934, in Chesterfield, a daughter of the late Lonnie Baxter and Lacy Campbell Lisenby. She was a former employee of Burlington Industries and Chesterfield Manufacturing, and a former owner Moore’s Drive In. She was also a dedicated patient caregiver. Mrs. Webster was a lifelong member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Jo was preceded in death by her brother, Luther Lisenby.

Surviving is her husband of 57 years, Timothy Webster of the home; son, Tony (Michelle) Webster of Chester-field; daughter, Cynthia (Sammy) Jones of Chesterfield; four grand-children, Cole and Garrett Webster, Carrie (Rob) Rhyne, and Kelley Jones; two great-grandchildren, Jade and Jorja Rhyne; a sister, Julieth (Jimmy) Freeman of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence, S.C. 29501

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Robert L. Huggins

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Robert L. Huggins, 75, died Sept. 8, 2008.

Funeral services will be TODAY at 4 p.m. Sept. 11, at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6–8 p.m. Sept. 10, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Huggins was born July 12, 1933 a son of the late Lide and Pearl Talbert Huggins. He was a graduate of McBee High School and a retired employee of Burlington Industries. Mr. Huggins was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Robert was preceded in death by four brothers; Albert, Therell, John, and Houston Huggins, and by a sister, Lois Hall.

Surviving is his wife, Faye Stroud Huggins of the home; three stepsons, Carroll G. (Margaret) Jenkins Jr. of Helena, MT, James A. “Jimmy” (Cheryl) Jenkins of Monks Corner, and John N. Jenkins of Chesterfield; two step grandchildren, Brian and Dillon Jenkins; a brother, Jennings Huggins of Sumter; two sisters, Silveree H. Gainey of Bethune, and Nancy H. Reid of Columbia and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, September 18, 2008.

 

Martha Griggs Davidson

SUMTER – Martha Griggs Davidson, 71, wife of Marion E. Davidson, died Sept. 21, 2008.

 

Funral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wise Drive Baptist Church with Rev. Dearld Sterling and Rev. Rom Shumate officiating. Burial was held in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

The family received friends frQm 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home.

 

She was a daughter of the late Wesley Griggs and the late Joyce Graves Griggs. Mrs. Davidson was a member of Wise Drive Baptist Church and was retired from the INA Bearing Manufacturing-Plant.

 

Surviving is her husband of Sumter; two daughters, Sharon Sweatt and husband, Jeff of Chesterfield, Tammy Pannell and husband Tim of Sumter; a sister, Joy McManus of Gilbert; two grandchildren,. Trent Pannell and Tyler Pannell.

 

Memorials may be made to Wise Drive Baptist Church, 2751 Wise Drive, Sumter, S.C. 29150, Wilson Hall School, 520 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, S.C. 29150 or to a charity of one’s choice. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A Thursday, September 25, 2008.

 

 

Cornelia “Connie” Vashti Cave

McBee – Cornelia “Connie” Vashti Cave, 105, died Sep. 13, 2008

 

Mrs. Cave was born May 27, 1903 to the late James and Margaret Pate Sowell. She attended the public schools in the Angelus area, and subsequently attended bording school in preparation for a teaching career. After several years in the McBee school system, she ventured to New York and New Jersey area, where she spent over 50 years before returning to the McBee community.

 

She was married to Johnnie Cave of New York. Surviving are nieces and nephews. .   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A Thursday, September 25, 2008.

 

Joretta Small Howard Ballard

CHERAW – Mrs. Joretta Small Howard Ballard, 83, died Sept. 13, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at New Hope Holiness Church.

 

Mrs. Ballard was born Aug. 31, 2008 to the late Eli Small, Sr. and the late Nezzie Williams Small. She was educated in Chesterfield County Schools. She confessed Christ at an early age where she attended New Hope Church of God in Cash. Her pastor is her son-in-law, Bishop William P. Chapman. She also served as mother of the church before her health failed and was also a loving mother.

 

She was preceded in death by two brother, Johnny Small and Buddy S. Small; a sister Beartha S. McCaskill; a daughter, Julia M. Evans and a grandson, Marion James Howard.

 

Surviving are seven daughters, Nezzie (William) Chapman of Cash, Beverly Edgeworth of Cheraw, Josephine Jackson of Cheraw, Marilyn Griggs of Bennettsville, Gracie Johnson of the home in Cheraw, Kathy’ (Tommy) Bums of Cheraw, and Carol Howard Williams of Cheraw; two sons,’ Richard Howard of Cheraw and Billy Howard of Laurinburg, N.C.; a brother, James Wilson Small of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Gladys Moore of Cheraw; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-­grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; also Mildred Gillespie of Chesterfield’ and other relatives and friends. Grooms Funeral Home was’in charge of arrange­ments.  .   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A Thursday, September 25, 2008.

 

Harry Wilson Driggers

LILESVILLE – Mr. ‘Harry Wilson Driggers, 96, died Sept. 16, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sept. 20, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Wallace, with Rev. Sonny Hall, Rev. Jerry Hatcher, Rev. Beverly Wilson and Rev. Mike Leonhardt officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

The family greeted friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home in Wadesboro, N.C.

 

Mr. Driggers was born Aug. 9, 1912 a son of the late James Wesley and Alice Quick Driggers. He had worked with W.R. Bonsal for 20 years and later retired from Tartan Boat in Hamlet. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II and was a lifetime member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Williams. Driggers; his son, Charles R Driggers; a great-grand­son, Ben Hurst; five brothers and three sisters.

 

Surviving are his sons, Jay (Janette) Driggers of Concord, and Bob (Barbara) Driggers of Rockingham, N.C.; his grandchildren, Sonia Hurst and Gregory (Cathy) Driggers both of Orlando, Fla., Lauren Driggers and Jessica Driggers both of Rockingham, N.C. and his great-grandchildren, Matthew Hurst, Ryan Driggers and Allyson Driggers all of Orlando, Fla. Leavitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. .   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A Thursday, September 25, 2008.

 

Donald U. Ritz

CHERAW – Donald U. Ritz, 71, died Sept. 14, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 18, at Kiser Funeral Home.

 

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the funeral home.

 

He was a son of the late Robert D. and Pearl Voss Ritz. He was a US Air Force Veteran. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, Mason, Jaycees, and F.O.E. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and billiards.

 

Surviving are his wife, Juanita S. Ritz of Cheraw; a son, Rick (Doris) L. Ritz of Inman: daughters, Julie (Kenny) R. Ritz, Terry N. Ritz all of Cheraw, April (Jamie) K. Adams of Chesterfield, brothers, Jerry (Kathy) A. Ritz of Galena, IN, Robert (Judy) D. Ritz, Jr. of Columbus, IN, Danial (Debbie) J. Ritz of Galveston, IN, a sister, Pamela (Don) R. Weddle of Evansville, IN, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

Kiser Funeral Hone was in charge of arrangements. .   Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A Thursday, September 25, 2008.

CHRISTINE CASSIDY FUNDERBURK

PATRICK – Mrs. Christine Cassidy Funderburk, 86, passed away September 17, 2008, following a short illness.

A celebration of life service was held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Palmetto Baptist Church.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was held 3-4 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

 

Mrs. Funderburk was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Patrick to Rassie Edele Cassidy and was raised by her grand-parents, Ida and d W. J. L. Cassidy. She was a faithful wife, devoted mother and, devout Christian. She was a life­ long, faithful, member and cornerstone of Palmetto Baptist Church where she taught Sunday of school for 25 years, and was the church reporter Mrs. Funderburk was also an avid seamstress and gardener. 

 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Basil. Avery Funderburk, and grandaughters, Melissa Funderburk Wallace and Amy Leigh Best.

 

Surviving is a son, Robert (Barbara) Funderburk of Patrick; four daughters, Carolyn (AI) Tyner of Patrick, Debi (McNair) Tornow of  Beech Mountain, N.C., Darlene (James G.) Miles of Jefferson and Sharon (Ed) Burr of Augusta, Ga,; 15 grandchildren; 14 great­grand-children; and one great – great -grandchild two sisters, Mescal Cassidy Bryan of Wilmington, N.C., and Kathleen Goulet Huesmann of Conway, Ark.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to Palmetto Baptist Church, 9501 Hartsville-­Ruby Road, Patrick, SC 29584.

 

Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral’ Home of Chesterfield  served the. Funder-burk family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A Thursday, September 25, 2008.

 

Annie Gainey

CHERAW – Mrs Annie Gainey, 74, died Sept. 18, 2008

 

Graveside services were at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 19, at Prince of Peace Church Cemetery.

 

Mrs. Gainey was born March 30, 1934. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Gainey was married to the late Marion Gainey and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Kay Boone.

 

Miller- Rivers-Caulder Funeral’ Home of Chesterfield  served the. Funder-burk family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page: 5A Thursday, September 25, 2008.

 

Thomas E. Ingram, Sr

Cheraw – Thomas E. Ingram, Sr., 86, died Sept. 25, 2008.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

He was a son of the late Emsley Griffin and Nannie Thomas Ingram and widower of Sammie Thompson Ingram. He was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife listed above, also, a son, Samuel “Sam” B. Ingram.

Surviving are his sons, Emsley G. (Debbie) Ingram, Thomas E. Ingram, Jr.; a daughter, Sallie I. Goldfinch all of Cheraw; grandchildren, Elizabeth I. (Matt) Crow of Cheraw, Suzanne K. Ingram of Dillon, Caroline T. Ingram of Columbia and Reba Anne Ingram of Dillon.

Memorials may be made to: Cheraw Rescue Squad, PO Box 28, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page:   Thursday, October 2, 2008.

 

Iris Redfern Emery

COLUMBIA – Iris Redfern Emery, 60, wife of the late John Emery, died Sept. 24, 2008.

A Requiem Mass was celebrated Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) in Columbia, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family received friends Friday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Born in Heidelburg, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Col. Ira C. Redfern and Miriam Nelson Redfern. Mrs. Emery graduated from Columbia College and recently retired from there. Mrs. Emery was a licensed Esthetician and was the owner of Creative Beauty and Skincare. She was a member of the Phoenix Society. Mrs. Emery was listed in the International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women and also was listed in Who’s Who of American Women. She was a member of Phi Alpha Theta National Historical Society.

Surviving is her son, Major Christopher R. (Marci Quale) of Peachtree City, Ga.; three grandchildren, Hayden Quale, Reagan Quale and Cooper Quale; three sisters, Marlena Myers and her husband, Berlin of Summerville, Sherry McDonald of Clarksville, Tenn. and Kyra Koski and her husband, Jimmy of Columbia; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Ira C. Redfern Memorial Scholarship Fund at Columbia College.

Dunbar Funerals were in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 2, 2008.

 

Roberta Gainey Player

MCBEE – Roberta Gainey Player, 53, died Sept. 25, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sept. 28, at Patrick Baptist Church. Burial followed in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartsville.

Visitation was held at the home of Monroe and Marie Player in Patrick.

Mrs. Player was born Dec. 31, 1954 a daughter of the late Isaac and Sara Lelia Campbell Gainey. She was a homemaker.

She was married to the late Hollis Player and was also preceded in death by a grandson, Dalton Gainey, three brothers, James Charles, Furman Lee, and John Edward Gainey and by a sister Alice Register.

Surviving is a son, Monroe (Marie) Player of Patrick; Daughter: Denise (Dwayne) Johnson of McBee; six grandchildren, Nickolas Hunt, Dakota and Gabriel Player, Liana, Makaila, and Neil Johnson; two Brothers: Isaac Gainey, Jr. and Ernest Gainey of Patrick; four sisters, Ann Dixon, Margaret Tyner, and Maybelle Freeman all of Patrick, and Faye Broom of Hartsville.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 2, 2008.

 

  1. Austin Davis

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. J. Austin Davis, 31, died Sept. 22, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Sept. 24, at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Davis was born Feb. 22, 1977 a son of J. Mitchell and Cynthia Gulledge Davis. He was a 1995 graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended the University of South Carolina. Austin was a graduate of Northeastern Technical College and Charleston Southern University, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Science. He was a former lab technician with General Engineering Laboratories and was now assistant manager and chef at Carolina Restaurant & Steak House. Mr. Davis was a lifetime member of the Alpha Chi Alumni Program and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Austin loved music, and was an avid hockey fan.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Tommie Gulledge, Jr. and Junious C. Davis, and by his cousin, Kent Demby.

Surviving is his parents, Mitchell and Cynthia Davis of the home; a brother, Tommie C. (Donna) Davis of Chesterfield; Fiance, Sarah Elizabeth Baker of Chesterfield; grandmothers, Eleanor L. Gulledge and Eunice B. Davis of Chesterfield; aunts, DeLores G. (Robert) Brigman and Lynn G. (Dan) Beaver of Chesterfield, SC and Marlene D. (Charles) Rivers of Myrtle Beach; cousins, Gregg (Angela) Demby, Taylor and Holli Demby, Stacy Lynn Beaver of Chesterfield and Josh Rivers, Jamie Rivers (Jay) Dalton and Talon Dalton of Myrtle Beach; also Caroline Davis and Nephew: Trace Davis of Chesterfield.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709, Shiloh United Methodist Church, c/o Shirley B. Douglas, 897 Burch Road, Chester-field, S.C. 29709, or to Samaritan‚s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 2, 2008.

 

Ruby Johnson Melton

PATRICK – Mrs. Ruby Johnson Melton, 72, died Oct. 5, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Oct. 7, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 3-4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Melton was a daughter of the late Fletcher Jerome and Bertha Therrell Johnson. She was a former store clerk and a weave instructor with Highland Industries. Ruby was married to the late Floyd Frank “Butch” Melton, and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fletcher Johnson, Jr. and William M. Johnson; and four sisters, Margaret Rivers, Mary Frances Nolan, Beatrice Bill, and Helen Lewis.

Surviving is a brother, David C. “Dickey” Johnson of Patrick; a sister, Lydia J. (Jeter) Tolson of Chesterfield and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 9, 2008.

 

Timothy Wade Hancock

HARTSVILLE – Mr. Timothy Wade Hancock, 42, died Oct. 1, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Oct. 4, at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Hancock was a son of Virginia Gulledge Hancock and the late Wade Junior Hancock. He was a graduate of Pageland High School and attended Chesterfield-Marlboro Tec. He was a retired Salesman with Lowes.

Surviving is his mother, Virginia G. Hancock of Mt. Croghan; a brother, Jody (Angela) Hancock of Mt. Croghan; also Eddie Hall of Hartsville and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 9, 2008.

 

Josie G. Gulledge

RUBY – Mrs. Josie G. Gulledge, age 81, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at her home.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Oct. 3, at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Oct. 2, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gulledge was born June 4, 1927, a daughter of the late William Edward and Lela Gibson Gulledge. She was a retired supervisor with Caroca. Mrs.

Gulledge was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Josie enjoyed writing poetry, making the Christmas ornaments for the church Christmas tree each year, and was known for her delicious homemade fried apple pies. She was married to the late Edward W. Gulledge and was also preceded in death by her two infant sons, and by a sister, Mattie Donahue.

Surviving is a daughter, Karen G. (Terry) Rogers of Ruby; grandson: Joshua Rogers of Ruby; three sisters: Grace Woodward and Rosa Woodward both of Kannapolis, N.C. and Kathleen Hancock of Mt. Croghan;

Memorials may be made to Cross Roads Baptist Church, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 9, 2008.

 

Dora Crowley Bailey

PATRICK – Mrs. Dora Crowley Bailey, 87, died, Oct. 4, 2008.

A celebration service was held at 1 p.m. Oct. 6, at Patrick Cemetery.

The family received friends following the graveside service at the cemetery.

Mrs. Bailey was born July 16, 1921 a daughter of the late Biddy and Becky Odom Crowley. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Sacony. Mrs. Bailey was married to the late Carlos G. Bailey, Sr. and was also preceded in death by a sister, Ella Jane Williams, and by three brothers, Bubba, Baxter, and Bennie Crowley.

Surviving is a daughter: Mary (Bob) Strickland of West Columbia; four sons, Carlos G. (Patricia) Bailey, Jr. of Camden, Ernest N. Bailey of Patrick, John E. (Patricia) Bailey of Aiken, and William D. Bailey of Hartsville and six grandchildren and 14 great-grand-children

Memorials may be made to Long Term Care Center, Karesh Wing, Kershaw County Medical Center, P.O. Box 7003, Camden, S.C. 29020.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 9, 2008.

 

Virginia Dare Rolling Adair

CHERAW – Virginia Dare Rolling Adair, 71, died Sept. 16, 2008.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, September 19, 2008 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends 6-7 p.m. Sept. 18, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw.

She was a daughter of the late James Clinton and Ethel Agnes Rolling. She was a member of Florence First Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed Atlanta Braves Baseball, cooking at family gatherings and loved her grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents listed above and a brother, James David Rolling.

Surviving is her husband, Larry E. Adair of Cheraw, a son, Tim (Lisa) Adair of Cheraw; a daughter, Tracy A. (Walter) Brigman of Chesterfield; a sister, Faye (Jim) Vye of Alabama and three grandsons, Walter Brigman, Jr., Daniel Brigman and Austin Adair, alson and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children‚s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 9, 2008.

 

Cheryl Ann Oster Lisenby

PAGELAND – Mrs. Cheryl Ann Oster Lisenby, 51, died Oct. 2, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 5, at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Marshville, N.C. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Lisenby was born April 20, 1957, a daughter of Annie Mae Sneed Oster and the late Alfred LaVerne Oster. She was a graduate of Kings College and was an administrative assistant with Superior Construction Company in Matthews, N.C. for the past 15 years. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. Cheryl was preceded in death by her grandparents, J.C. and Frances Sneed, and Alfred and Charlotte Oster, by an Uncle, Maurice Sneed, and her Father, Alfred LaVerne Oster.

Surviving is her husband of 31 years, Wyman Joe Lisenby of the home; mother, Annie Mae Sneed Oster of Marshville, N.C.; brother, Randy (Beverly) Oster of Marshville, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to: Philadelphia Baptist Church, 5709 Philadelphia Church Rd., Marshville, N.C. 28103.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 9, 2008.

 

Lisa Warner

BRADFORD – Lisa Warner, 47, of Land O’ Lakes died Oct. 2, 2008.

A memorial service will be held at Loyless Funeral Home Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Burial was held in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

She was born in Davenport, Iowa and moved to Florida as an infant. She was a licensed massage therapist and worked for Armenia Ave Chiropractic in Tampa with her father, “Doc” Warner.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vicki Warner.

She is survived by her husband, of 25 years, Ken; a son, K.C. Bradford, Jr of USMC; a daughter, Brittni Bradford of LOL; father, Dr. A.E. “Doc” Warner, Jr. of St. Petersburg; a brother, Dr. A.E. “Rick” Warner III of LOL and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Lifelink Legacy Fund, 409 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606.

Loyless Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 9, 2008.

 

Nettie Tucker Lisenby

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Nettie Tucker Lisenby, 93, died Oct. 6, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Oct. 8, at Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Lisenby was born March 25, 1915 a daughter of the late Lonnie and Sue Watson Tucker. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Ruby Hosiery Mill. Mrs. Lisenby was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Nettie was married to the late Charlie C. Lisenby, Jr. and was also preceded in death by a grandson Bobby Sellers; two brothers, Dory and Jade Tucker, and four sisters, Sarah Gulledge, Connie Allen, Josie Gibson, and Angie Miles

Surviving are two daughters, Faye L. (Ronald) Sellers of Chesterfield and Brenda L. Thurman of Ruby; two grandchildren, Beth (David) Brock and Becky Thurman; four great-grand-children, Marah and Liana Brock and Whitney and Kayla Hancock.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 9, 2008.

 

Staci S. Hunt

FAYETTVILLE, N.C. – Staci S. Hunt, 53, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.

Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. at Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

The family received friends Oct. 5, from 4-6 p.m. at Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home.

Staci was born Sept. 24, 1955 and was preceded in death by her father, Harry Kenneth Steele, Jr. and her nephew, Weston Page.

She was a 28-year educator in Bladen County Schools as a second grade teacher, reading coach, church youth leader, and friend, Staci influenced many children, youth, and adults throughout Bladen County. She lived her motto “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Surviving is her mother, Sybil Steele of Myrtle Beach; her husband, Kenneth Hunt of the home; three sons, Kenneth Steele Hunt and Alexander Bruce Hunt both of Raleigh, N.C. and Jackson Paul Hunt of White Lake, N.C.; two sisters, Harriet Steele Page and husband, Link of Raleigh, N.C. , Barbara Steele Ford and husband, David of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Thomas Steele and wife, Sharon, and Graham Steele and wife, Susan, all of Monroe, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Youth, 2409 Peanut Plant Road, Elizabethtown, N.C. 28337.

Bladen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 9, 2008.

 

Billie Blair “Bill” Hendrick

Mt. Croghan – Mr. Billie Blair “Bill” Hendrick, 79, died Oct. 11, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Oct. 13, at Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hendrick was born Nov. 10, 1928 a son of the late John Blair and Bernice Moore Hendrick. He was a graduate of Mt. Croghan High School and was a retired insurance agent with Life of Georgia with more than 30 years of service. Mr. Hendirck was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church.

Bill was preceded in death by his sister Maxine Boan.

Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Doris Smith Hendrick of the home; a son, Billy Blair Hendrick, Jr. and wife Deneice of Marshville, N.C.; a daughter, Amy Lewis and husband, Jay of Cheraw; six grandchildren, Jamy, Andrew, Alex, and Jayson Lewis, Erin and Blair Hendrick; a brother, Gerald Hendrick and wife, Clara of Mt. Croghan.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. or Mt. Croghan United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 64, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-ments. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 16, 2008.

Esther Jones Davis

PATRICK – Esther Jones Davis died on Oct. 8, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Oct. 10, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Lower Macedonia Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m.

Born Feb. 10, 1932 Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Paul and Nezzie Boatwright Jones. She retired from Crown Cork and Seal and was a lifelong member of Lower Macedonia Baptist Church and the Senior Circle of Chesterfield County.

The widow of the late James (Jay) M. Davis, Mrs. Davis is survived by her sons, Jimmy (Ada Gardner) Davis of Chesterfield; Kenny (Joni Sutton) Davis of Chesterfield; Freddie Davis (Susan Sartor), of Cheraw; and Rusty (Martha Sessions) Davis of Timmonsville, SC.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Davis.

She had five grandchildren, Michael Davis of Charleston, Leslie Davis of Chesterfield, Heath Davis of Myrtle Beach, Emily Davis of Jefferson, and James Davis of Cheraw; four step-grandchildren, Larry Purvis of Chester-field, Andrew Purvis of Chesterfield, Bo (Terra Johnson) Rouse of Florence, Dustin Rouse of Surfside Beach; and three great-grandchildren, Josh Purvis of Chesterfield, Brennyn and Johnson Rouse of Florence; and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Davis is survived by siblings Sam Jones of Chesterfield, SC, Henley Jones of Cheraw, and Margaret Jones Hess of Charlotte, NC. Preceding her in death were two brothers, William Jones and Lloyd Jones, and a sister, Ruth Jones Davis Rivers.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 16, 2008.

 

Brittie Mae Sowell

JEFFERSON– Mrs. Brittie Mae Sowell, 90, died Oct. 3, 2008.

Funeral services were held Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. at Crossroad Baptist Church, Lancaster.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. 

 

Mrs. Brittie Mae Sowell, daughter of the late Earlie and Prudie Sowell Phillips, was born July 11, 1918. Brittie Mae was a member of Crossroad Baptist Church where she served on the missionary ministry and the senior choir.  She was married to the late Thomas Franklin Sowell.  She was a member of the Golden Gate Order of the Eastern Star #234 OES.

 

She was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas Sowell, Jr. and Earl Sowell.

Surviving are four daughters, Virginia Adams (Jessie), Gloria Meadows (Gerald), Teresa Louallen (Doug) all of Jefferson, and Oretha Hunter (Karl) of Richmond Hill, Ga.; four sons, Dexter Sowell (Mary), Rexter Sowell (Doretha), Willis Sowell (Geraldine) all of Jefferson and Danny Sowell (Anjenette) of Cheraw; a sister, Easter McCain of Kershaw; an aunt, Flossie Clyburn of Bronx, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 16, 2008.

 

Charles M. Stafford

CHERAW – Mr. Charles M. Stafford, 67, died Tuesday, October 7, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 11, at Brock‚s Mill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. was Oct. 10, at the funeral home.

Mr. Stafford was born December 7, 1940 in Chesterfield County, SC, a son of the late Leon Miller and Addie Bell Rivers Stafford. He was a machinist with Marsh Industrial Sheet Metal for the past 54 years. Mr. Stafford was a faithful member of Brock‚s Mill Baptist Church for more than 50 years, where he served as Deacon and choir member. He was a founding member of the BWZ Men‚s Club. Charles was a devoted husband, a loving father, and grandfather, and walked humbly with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Christine Harp Stafford of the home; three sons, Charles Randall (Jackie) Stafford, D.M.D. and William Andrew Stafford of Cheraw, Brett Anthony (Trina) Stafford of Conway; three daughters, Cynethia Stafford (BoBo) Driggers, and Wendy Stafford (Marvin) Murray of Cheraw, and Joy Stafford (Chip) Rogers of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren, Spencer Ryan Knight, Charles Rhett Stafford, Richard Gray Stafford, Chrisa Marie Murray, Christopher Marvin Murray, Nicholas McLeod Rogers, and Russell Joel Rogers; three brothers, Steve Stafford, Alvin Stafford, and Joe Stafford all of Cheraw; two sisters, Sarah Blackwell of Chesterfield, and Linda Price of Camden.

Memorials be made to Brock’s Mill Baptist Church, c/o Bobby Morris, 2509 Orchard Road, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 16, 2008.

 

Louis Johns

CHESTERFIELD – Mr. Louis Johns, 74, died Oct. 10, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 13, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Johns was born July 6, 1934 a son of the late Walter and Ellen Grooms Johns. He was a 1954 graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a retired supervisor with Chesterfield Webbing Company with 35 years of service. Louis was also co-owner of The Freeze King. He was a faithful member of the Chesterfield Rescue Squad for 42 years, where he served as Captain, Training Officer, and Equipment Officer.

Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Mary Glynn Davis Johns of the home; a daughter, Ann Johns Kerns and husband Gerald S. Kerns Jr. of Chesterfield; two grandsons, Clayton Walter Kerns and Justin Tyler Kerns of Chesterfield; a sister: Margaret Johns James of Chesterfield.

Memorials may be made to Chester-field Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 147, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 16, 2008.

 

James Carlisle Gardner

LAKELAND, GA. – James Carlisle Gardner, 74, died Sept. 15, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 18, in the Lakeland Chapel of Music Funeral Services with burial following in the Greenlawn Mausoleum. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday morning 10 a.m. until service.

He was born to the late Simeon and Essie (Hodge) Gardner. He attended Cheraw High School and was married to the former Martha A. Chapman in 1955. They lived in Lakeland, Ga. 50 years. He was a golf course developer and owned the Gardner Pecan Company and a convenience store. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lakeland.

Surviving is his wife, Martha C. Gardner Lakeland, Ga.; a son, Jim Gardner Lakeland, Ga.; grandchildren, Mackinzie Gardner, Dane Gardner, Chelsea Gardner; great-grandchild, Abby Gardner; sister, Nona & Roy Lowrimore Hickory, N.C.; brother, S.H. & Shelby Gardner Carrolton, Ga.

Music Funeral Home Chapel of Lake-land, Ga. was in charge of arrange-ments.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 16, 2008.

Laura Ann Ballard Sheppard

RALEIGH, N.C. – Laura Ann Ballard Sheppard, 71, died Oct. 7, 2008.

Memorial service was at 4 p.m. Oct. 11, 2008 at Christ Church, Raleigh, N.C.

Laura was born Aug. 26, 1937 to the late Clarence Frank Ballard and Montie Douglas Ballard.

Memorial services were at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Christ Church, 120 South Edenton Street, Raleigh

Surviving is her husband, Frederick G. Sheppard; a daughter, Elizabeth S. Murray and husband, Keith of Raleigh, N.C.; granddaughter, Bailey Murray; a sister, Martha Benenhaley of Chester-field; brothers, C. F. Ballard of Burlington, Tommy Ballard of Chester-field; half-sisters, Lera King, Omejean Eargle, Virginia King, and Ruby White, all of Chesterfield.

In addition to her parents, Laura was preceded in death by her sister, Debra Ballard; half-sisters, Jackie Thrush and Vera White.

Memorials may be made to Christ Church Kitchen Guild, 120 S. Edenton Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27601.

  1. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory of Knightdale, N.C. was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 16, 2008.

 

Dorothy Oliver Owens

CAMDEN – Mrs. Dorothy Oliver Owens, 77, died Oct. 9, 2008.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Oct. 12, Burial at Bethel Baptist Church, Jeffer-son. followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Owens was born Sept. 1, 1931 in Jefferson, a daughter of the late William Little and Irene Hancock Oliver. She was a retired seamstress. Mrs. Owens was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Dorothy was preceded in death by a son, Freddy Cassidy; a grandson, Cory Cassidy; six brothers; and three sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Darrell E. (Brenda) Cassidy of Cassatt and Randy D. (Debbie) Cassidy of Bethune; two daughters, Tammie Cassidy (Perry) Johnson of McBee, and Robin Cassidy Williams of Camden; two sisters, Lucille Wilkerson of Rock Hill and Leila Mae Wilkerson of Chesterfield; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grand-children. 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 16, 2008.

 

Arthur Lindsey Edwards

CHERAW – Arthur Lindsey Edwards, age 65, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Oct. 20, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial followed in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was 6- 8 p.m. Oct 19, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mr. Edwards was born Oct. 26, 1942 a son of the late Oliver and Arlie Mae Wallace Edwards. He was a retired employee of Conbraco Industries. Mr. Edwards was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served aboard the USS McCaffery during the Vietnam War. He attended Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Arthur was preceded in death by a son, Winston Scott Edwards, a daughter, Lindsey Nicole Edwards, and by a brother, Billy Joe Edwards.

Surviving is his wife, Frances Deason “Tommie” Edwards of the home; a son, Bryan (Amy) Edwards of Cheraw; two daughters, Wendy E. (Ron) Hogan of Statesville, N.C. and Brandy (Mark Holley) Edwards of Pageland; three grandchildren, Scott Kissiah, Stormy Edwards, and K‚la Holley; a brother, Gene Edwards of Monroe, N.C.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, October 23, 2008.

 

Arthur Earl Leviner

CENTERVILLE, OH – Arthur Earl Leviner, 88, died Oct. 14, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Oct. 18, 2008 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel with Drs. Moody and Nina Gunter and Dr. James Taylor officiating. Burial followed at 4 p.m. in Chatham Hills Cemetery in Cheraw.

The family received friends 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17, at the funeral home.

Mr. Leviner was born Nov. 5, 1919 the son of the late Arthur Lot Leviner and Nettie Leviner. Mr. Leviner served in the United States Navy from Jan. 1944 to Jan. 1946. He was a Sunday school superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene for 41 years. Mr. Leviner was a church board member of many Nazarene churches and a charter member of 4 Nazarene churches.

Mr. Leviner was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Lucille Griggs Leviner; second wife of 10 years, Vera Quick Leviner; sisters, Shadie Grant, Marie Gore and Aleice Smith and brother, Herb Leviner

Surviving is his son, Earl Eugene Leviner and wife, Karen Stites of Ohio; daughter, Diane Leviner Galey and husband Gary of Ohio; grand-daughters, Christie Galey Martin and husband, Jason of Maryland and Sherry Galey Passo and husband, Bill of Indiana; great-granddaughter, Allison Martin of Maryland; great-grandsons, Alex Martin of Maryland and Luke Passo of Indiana; brother, Carl Leviner of Virginia; sisters, Elizabeth Spruill of Texas, and Illa Hamlett of Virginia.

Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 128 Stone-mark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210 in memory of Arthur E. Leviner. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 23, 2008.

 

Thomas L. “Big T.” Blackman

BENNETTSVILLE – Thomas L. “Big T.” Blackmon, 73, died Oct. 15, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Oct. 18, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Bennettsville. Burial was held in Grants Cemetery at Ebenezer UMC.
He was a son of the late Ambrose Boyd and Meta Guinn Blackmon. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Mr. Blackmon was a Mason, Shriner and a member of the Lions Club International. He believed in a strong work ethic and owned an excavating business. He enjoyed traveling and collecting keepsakes from exotic places.

 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Rouse Blackmon.

Surviving are his daughter, Susan Goins of Bennettsville; a grandchild, Heather Goins of Bennettsville and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to; Shriners, 950 West Faris Rd.,Greenville, S.C. 29605, American Heart Association, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or Agape Hospice, 309 E. Main Street, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 23, 2008.

Jeanette Dowdy Gainey

CHERAW – Jeanette Dowdy Gainey, 83, died Oct. 13, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church with burial in Old St. David’s Cemetery.

The family received friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw.

Jeanette was the daughter of the late Will and Kathleen Dowdy. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw.

Surviving is her daughter, Susan Gainey Crowley of Bennettsville; two grandchildren, Paula Orem and Alex Crowley and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Crowley and Lexie Orem.

 

Norton Funeral Home of Cheraw was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 23, 2008.

 

Nathaniel Williams

FLORENCE – Mr. Nathaniel Williams, 54, died.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church.

Nathaniel was born Aug. 1, 1954 to the late Ernest Watson and Luella Williams. He attended school in Brooklyn, N.Y. He moved to South Carolina in 1979.

Surviving are two sisters, Rosa Miles of Benettsville and Drusilla (Jeff) McCall of Bronx, N.Y.; a brother, Robert (Barbara) Walker of Brownsville, N.Y. and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  . Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 30, 2008.

 

Irene Gruntoski Jaskiewicz

RUBY – Mrs. Irene Gruntoski Jaskiewicz, 88, died Oct. 26, 2008.

Private funeral services were at 2 p.m. Oct. 27, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Jaskiewicz was born June 29, 1920 a daughter of the late Adam and Agnes Oshinski Gruntoski. She was a graduate of Trenton Central High School in Trenton, N.J. and was a retired employee with the New Jersey Board of Education at Trenton Central High with 26 years of service. Mrs. Jaskiewicz was a former volunteer with Union Regional Medical Center for eight years and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Monroe, N.C.

Irene was married to the late Stanley Jaskiewicz.

Surviving are two daughters, Patti (Ed) Haupt of Monroe, N.C. and Debby DiMatteo (George) Spernock of Ruby; a stepson, Joe (Judy) Viteritto of Pageland; a sister, Virginia Blackwell of Colbert, Ga.; four grandsons, Jim (Tracey) Haupt of Monroe, N.C., Russ Haupt of Ruby, Chris, Tim Barnett-DiMatteo of Monroe, N.C., and Jay (Carol-ann) DiMatteo of Ruby; a step grandchildren, Don (Lisa) Bytheway of Ruby, Linda Perry of Indian Trail, N.C. and Dianne (Walter) Stegall of Monroe, N.C.; and 14 great grandchildren

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 30, 2008.

Lillian Johnson Huggins

HARTSVILLE – Lillian Johnson Huggins. 77, died Saturday, October 25, 2008.

Funeral services were be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church. The Revs. Ed Griggs and Homer Hinson will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. The family received friends Monday, October 27, 2008 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Huggins, widow of John F. “Bunk” Huggins, was born in Chesterfield Co. She was a daughter of the late Howard E. and Eunice Ammons Johnson. She was graduated from McBee High School and attended Columbia College. She was retired in 1972 from Hartsville Manufacturing and continued to be very active in her community and her church where she held several positions and was Mother of the Year, 1984.

Surviving are her sons and daughter-in-law, John R. and Janice Huggins of Hartsvill, James L. “Jim” Huggins of HartsvillE; daughters and son-in-law, Virginia Howle of Hartsville, Christine and Ronnie Hicks of Hartsville; brother and sister-in-law, William H. “Bill” and Myrtle Johnson of Florence; grandchildren, Jay Lee, Trina O’Neal, Brian Lee, Jody Huggins, Andy Catoe, Chrissy Heustess, Jennifer Huggins, Stephanie Catoe; great grandchildren, Carol King, Jay Lee, Jr., Mitchell Heustess, John Mitchell Brunson, Brandon Lee, Zachary Deason, Noel Heustess, Tristan Lee, Savanna Deason, Allen Brunson, McKayla Lee, McKenna Lee. She was preceded in death by her sister, Annie Laura Johnson; grandson, John Wayne Huggins.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, Box 293, Chester-field, S.C. 29709.

 

Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is serving the family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 30, 2008.

Ruth Love McCall

CHERAW – Ruth Love McCall, 87, died Oct. 19, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. at Robinson AME Zion Church. Burial was held in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Ruth was born Dec. 23, 1919 a daughter of the late Hager Love and Tom Mack. She was converted at an early age and joined Robinson AME Zion Church were she served until her illness. She was a member of the senior choir and founder of Wings Over Zion Choir. Her service was also to Cheraw-Bennettsville District and Pee Dee Conference. Ruth served 30 years as a delegate to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Quadrennial Convention and the General Convention where she traveled extensively across the United States. She as also a member of the George Amelia Club and the Robert Lewis McCall Singers.

She attended the public schools of Chesterfield County and graduated from Coulter Memorial Academy, attended and graduated from Cosmetology School in Durham, N.C. and became a Board Certified Cosmetologist.

Ruth was married to the late Robert Lewis McCall on April 3, 1945.

Surviving are three stepchildren, Jennifer (John) Liles and Ronald Brown both of Bennettsville, and Elease Brown of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Jalaya (Clinton) Dunn of Fayetteville, N.C., Karina Liles of Atlanta, Ga., John Liles and Kaylan Liles both of Bennettsville; a sister, Julia Deberry of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     Thursday, October 30, 2008.

 

Audrey Marie Scott

CHERAW – Audrey Marie Scott, 47, died Oct. 11, 2008.

Funeral services were at noon Oct. 18 at Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial followed in Foundry Hill Cemetery.

Audrey was born Oct. 26, 1960 the only child of the late John and Mable Powe Scott. At an early age, she confessed Christ and joined Pee Dee Union Baptist Church, where she sang with the Pee Dee Choral Ensemble. After graduating from Cheraw High School in 1978 and four years in the U.S. Army she focused on serving the public, including a team member at Pizza Inn in Rockingham, N.C. for many years.

Surviving are her children, Roderick and Ronekia both of Virginia Beach, Va.; a granddaughter, Aaliyah; a cousin, Carolyn and also Ronnie Johnson.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayOctober 30, 2008.

 

Jimmy Lee Donahue

Mr. Jimmy Lee Donahue, 61, died Oct. 31, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Nov. 2, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel Chester-field. Burial followed in Long Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Donahue was born Sept. 30, 1947 a son of the late Dock Thomas and Gatha Louise Price Donahue. He was a farmer and a former mechanic with Caro-Knit. Jimmy was an avid fisher-man.

Surviving is his wife, Carolyn Ruth Jackson Donahue of the home; three sons, Jimmy Lee (Tammy) Donahue, Jr., David Lee (Vickie) Donahue, and Ricky Lee (Kasey) Donahue all of Jefferson; five grandchildren, Jonathan Lee Donahue, Joshua Lee Donahue, Jessica Leigh Donahue, Jenny Lee Donahue, and Justin Lee Donahue; two brothers, Dock Donahue and Tony Donahue both of Jefferson; three sisters Brenda Rollings of Jefferson, Judy Kirkley of Pageland, and Joanne Chewning of Myrtle Beach.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), ThursdayNovember 6, 2008.

 

Paul C. Lambert

Mr. Paul C. Lambert, 84, died Oct. 27, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Oct. 30, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartsville.

Visitation was 2-3 p.m. Oct. 30, prior to the service at the funeral home

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Mr. Lambert was born Nov. 12, 1923 a son of the late Wesley Cornelius and Nettie Jones Lambert. He was a retired textile employee and a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II. Mr. Lam-bert was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Paul was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

Surviving is his wife, Doris Therrell Lambert of the home; a son, William W. “Bill” (Gloria) Lambert of Cheraw; two daughters, Paulette Lambert (Robert) Herres of Brandon, Fla. and Shirley Lambert Lewis of Hartsville; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), ThursdayNovember 6, 2008.

 

Ethel Ann Garris Quick

Mrs. Ethel Ann Garris Quick, 52, died Nov. 1, 2008.

Funeral services wereheld at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4, at Westside Baptist Church. Burial followed in Chatham Hill Mem-orial Gardens, Cheraw.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Quick was born March 1, 1956 a daughter of Mary Lou Horne Garris and the late William Frank Garris, Jr. She was a 1974 graduate of Cheraw High School and attended Francis Marion University. She was a seamstress, homemaker, and a former employee of Carroll’s Foods. Mrs. Quick was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Ann was preceded in death by her father, Sonny Boy Garris; a brother, John Garris; and her grandparents, Frank and Eva Mae Garris, James B. and Ethel Walters, and Willie Horne.

Surviving is her husband of 30 years, David Bruce Quick of the home; three sons, David Bradford “Brad” Quick and Derrick Garris Quick of the home; and Daniel Bruce “Danny” Quick of U.S. Navy Camp Pendleton, Ca.; a daughter, Tammy English of Cheraw; two grandchildren, Michael and Joshua Taylor; mother, Mary Lou Horne Garris of Cheraw; a brother, Jason (Sammie) Garris of Cheraw; two sisters, Lin Garris (Jimmy) Shelley of McColl and Susan Denell (Jeffery) Phillips of Lancaster; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to:Westside Baptist Church “Children’s Ministries”, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  ThursdayNovember 6, 2008.

 

Calen Ryan Drake

Calen Ryan Drake, 20, died Oct. 18, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. at Progressive Funeral Home, Columbus, Ga. The Rev. R. George Plummer, Sr. officiating.

Calen was born July 27, 1980 to SGM Kelvin O. Drake and Mary Lynn Drake. He attended Harris County High School in Hamilton, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin, Sr. (Bertha) Drake and Delmos McCoy.

Surviving are his parents; a sister, Brandolyn L. (Marquis) Drake of Columbus, Ga.; grandparents, Mary Ruth Drake, Mary McCoy and William (Marie) Sowell; three uncles, William G. (Carol) Sowell, Robert (Donna) Sowell and James McCoy all of Chesterfield; two aunts, Wendy (Norman) Robinson of Chesterfield, Carolyn Drake of Cheraw; a godmother, Luella McLean of Ft. Benning, Ga. and other relatives and friends.

Progressive Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 6, 2008.

 

Eileen S. McCray

Eileen S. McCray, 49, died Oct. 28, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Cheraw Community Center.

Eileen was the daughter of the late Ulysses and Marie McCray born Jan. 18, 1959. She was a 1976 graduate of Cheraw High School. She attended TECH to further her education and became a certified CNA. She attended the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness.

Surviving are two sons, Vincent S. McCray of West Virginia and Frederick (Shaun) McCray of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Patricia McCray of Charlotte, N.C., Gloria (Johnnie) Gillespie, Rene (Garfield) Gillespie and Ella (Henry) Smith all of Cheraw; two brothers, Donnie (Josetta) McCray of Cheraw and Ulysses McCray of Columbia; four grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 6, 2008.

 

Mary L. Harrington Sanders

Mary L. Harrington Sanders, 82, died Oct. 23, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. at Grace Temple Church. Burial was held in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Mary was born June 23, 1926 a daughter of the late Walker Bat and Lueter H. Grady. She was education in Marlboro County Schools. She married the late Clifton Sanders. She was a member of Teal Chapel Baptist Church, then later became a member of Triumph Church where she served as Shepherd Mother.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Cosom; a brother, Tommy Grady and a sister, Wynonia Bat.

Surviving are Mary McClendon, Clifton Sanders, Jr., Lilly Boulding, Joyce (Richard) Brown, Willie Sander, Virginia Spencer, Zannie (Sarah) San-ders, Robert (Brenda) Sanders, Kelly Sanders, Jessie Johnson and an adopted daughter, Inez Hancock; a grandson, Robert E. Sanders; a sister, Eva Mae Patrick of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 6, 2008.

 

Betty Sue Pruitt Linton

(BENNETTSVILLE) Betty Sue Pruitt Linton, 65, died Nov. 7, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. Burial was held in Welsh Neck Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10, at Kiser Funeral Home.

Betty was a daughter of Ethel Day Pruitt of Bennettsville and the late Evans Lee Pruitt. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bennettsville. She was retired from Dan River Inc. and enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her father listed above, a son Ernest Irvin “Bud” Linton, Jr., brothers, James Howard Pruitt, Arthur Douglas Pruitt, Tommy Eugene Pruitt and a sister, Mignon Louise Pate.

Surviving are her husband, Ernest Irvin Linton, Sr., a son, Robert Eugene Linton of Society Hill; grandchildren, Ernest “Trae” (Lisa) Irvin Linton, III, Jennifer (Jason) Carroway, and Amy Nicole Linton; great grandchildren, Amber Carroway, Carol Shea Linton, Brice Carroway, Hannah Linton, Connor Carroway; her mother listed above, a brother, Evans Lee Pruitt, Jr. of Greenville, N.C.; sisters, Doris Anne Freeman of Bennettsville, Myrna Edwards of Chesapeake, Va., an uncle, Howard Day of Bennettsville, and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 13, 2008.

 

Robert Ricaud Kendall

(CHERAW) Robert Ricaud Kendall, 67, died Nov. 5, 2008.

Funeral services were held Nov. 7 at11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with burial in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Robert was the son of the late V.H. and Roberta Ricaud Kendall. Mr. Kendall was a pillar of the community, a man of character, a true friend to all who knew him, and was very devoted to his family. He had a generous nature with a robust sense of humor.

Mr. Kendall was owner and president of The Sash and Door, formerly known as Cheraw Sash, Door, and Lumber Company. He attended Presbyterian College, served in the U.S. Army, and graduated from the University of South Carolina. As an accounting and economics professor, Mr. Kendall taught 39 years at Northeastern Technical College.

Mr. Kendall was a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a former deacon and elder. He served on the Cheraw Rescue Squad as captain and treasurer several times. He was former president of the board of Hospice of Chesterfield County and also instrumental in founding the Lois McArn Food Bank. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and Ducks Unlimited.

Surviving is a sister, Lou Ann Kendall Cromer (Pascal) of Midlothian, Va. and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Cheraw Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 28, Cheraw, SC 29520; Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709; or the Lois McArn Food Bank, 131 Second Street, Cheraw, SC 29520.

Norton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 13, 2008.

 

Neil Turner Jr.

(TUCSON, Az.) Neil Turner, Jr., 71, died Oct. 31, 2008.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Pantano Christian Church in Tucson, AZ. Burial will be at a later date.

Neil was born Nov. 29, 1936.

Surviving is his wife, Jean; two daughters; a son and five grandchildren, all of Tucson, AZ; a brother, Jimmy Turner of Cheraw; sisters, Sandra Crowley of Hartsville and Gaynelle Brown of Wagner.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association or Hospice.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 13, 2008.

 

William Gettys Horne

(Ruby) Mr. William Gettys Horne, 84, died Nov. 7, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Thompson Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Horne was born Sept. 19, 1924, a son of the late William Thomas and Sarah Gibson Horne. He was a G.M. Certified Master Mechanic who could repair motors and tractors of any size. Mr. Horne was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, and a member of Ruby Masonic Lodge # 314 for over 60 years. Gettys was an active member of Thompson Creek Baptist Church having served as former deacon and various other church positions.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack D. Horne; a sister, Nevadelle Sellers; and a grandson Will Gettys Horne, III.

Surviving is his Wife of 59 years, Virginia Davidson Horne of the home; two sons, William Gettys Horne, Jr. and wife Cynthia of Ruby and Aaron R. Horne of the home; a daughter, Wendy Horne Hatchell and husband Jamie of Florence; and a sister, Ozie Bell Sellers of Ruby.

Memorials may be made to Thompson Creek Baptist Church “Meals on Wheels” 3403 Wamble Hill Rd., Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 13, 2008.

 

Dr. James E. Leppard

(CHERAW) Dr. James E. Leppard, Jr., 86, died Nov. 8, 2008.

He was a son of James E. Sr. and Ann Owens Leppard of Chesterfield. Devoted to his family and friends.

He was also distinguished for his many contributions to his community and state.

Dr Leppard practiced dentistry for 58 years. A graduate of USC and Emory University, He was a retired Colonel in the USAR, former state senator and magistrate, Dr. Leppard was a mason, member of First Baptist Church, Kiwania Club, American Legion, and American Dental Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents listed above, brother, Edward M. Leppard of Chesterfield.

Surviving is his wife, Frances Matheson Leppard; three sons, James E. III (Pat), Benjamin T. (Debbie), Dr. John A. (Sandra); five grandchildren, Chad, Ben Jr., John, Jr., Steven and Alexis; and a sister, Anne Owens Leppard of Walterboro.

An entombment service with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 337, Cheraw, S.C. 29520 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chester-field Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 13, 2008.

 

Ruth Adams Brock

(CHESTERFIELD) Mrs. Ruth Adams Brock, age 71, died Saturday, November 8, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Chesterfield Baptist Church. Burial followed in Anson Memorial Park.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brock was born Dec. 16, 1936 a daughter of the late Stanmore Maxie and Annie Laura Vaughn Adams. She was a retired employee of Glen Manufacturing, and a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church.

 

Ruth was married to the late Lamar Glenn Brock and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Stanley Ray Adams; a sister, Hazel Hull, and a granddaughter, Amy Odom Bray.

Surviving is a son, Harold Michael “Mike” Deese of Chesterfield; two daughters, Janet Deese (Jamie) Lam-bert of Florence, and Teresa Deese (Freddy) Gaskins of Chesterfield; two step sons, Gary Brock of Ruby and Tim Brock of Cheraw; two brothers, Jimmy Adams and Butch (Chris) Adams of Randleman, N.C.; four sisters, Margaret (Gerald) Hill of Bennett, N.C., Jeanie Ivey and Brenda Farmer of Randleman, N.C., and Lynn (Rev. Gene) Davis of Reidsville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Brad (Ashley) Deese, Emily Sellers, Trey Gaskins, Brittany Gaskins, Nina Deese, Kyle (Mary Beth) Lambert, Sarah Lambert two great-grandchildren, Corbin Bray and Trent Deese; two step-grandchildren, Mark Brock and Travis Brock.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), ThursdayNovember 13, 2008.

 

Jerry Arlen Mann

(CHESTERFIELD) Mr. Jerry Arlen Mann, 72, died Nov. 9, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the David’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mr. Mann was born Dec. 20, 1935 a son of the late Norman Mann and Gladys Parnell Shell. He was a graduate of Saint Leo College. Mr. Mann was a retired Sergeant Major with the U.S. Army with over 25 years of service, having served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Mr. Mann was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was also a retired supervisor with the S.C. Department of Cor-rections. Mr. Mann was a member of Maranatha Fellowship.

Jerry was married to the late Eleanor Jean Curtis Mann, and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tricia Robin Martin; his in laws, Rebecca and Jack Curtis; and by his brother, Skip (Sandra) Squires.

Surviving are two daughters, Jeri (Rick) Russell and Cathy (Glenn) Garrison both of Greensboro, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Tim and Christina Cassell, Amy and Jeremy Gibson, Jennifer Helliwell, Christina Phillips, Angela Martin, and Kimberly Woods Also 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dan (Dee) Mann of Tenn. and Bill Mann of S.C.; and a sister, Lois (Evan) Campbell of Spartanburg; brothers, Sam (Maxine) Curtis of Greensboro, N.C., Billy Ray Curtis of Chesterfield, Patricia Gordon of Randleman, N.C., and Cheryl Curtis Gleason of Chesterfield.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 13, 2008.

 

Elsie Hudley Smith

Elsie Hudley Smith died Nov. 2, 2008.

A service followed at 11 a.m. at Springfield Baptist Church, Washing-ton, D.C. Burial was held at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m.

She was the mother of Nikole A. Smith; sister of Yvonne H. Wilson (Richard) and Geraldine H. King (James); aunt of Yvette Griffin, Donald Hudley, Jr., Richelle Harvery and Kimberly King; niece of Odessa Jackson and Queen Tate of Cheraw, SC; and other relatives and friends.

Marshall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 13, 2008.

 

Betty Chambers-Tyson

(WINGATE, N.C.) Betty Chambers-Tyson, 42, died Nov. 2, 2008 at her home.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Pageland. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Chambers-Tyson was born on September 3rd, 1947 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina to Mr. John Chambers and the late Eva Mae Williams. She went to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 at her home.

Betty attended Chesterfield County Public Schools. She was employed at Cuddy Farms for many years. She loved truck driving and was last employed by the Union County Public Schools Child Nutrition Program at Porter Ridge Middle. She was well loved by many and referred to by most as “mama” or “grandma”. She was a faithful member of First Church of God in Monroe, North Carolina where she was the president of the Pastor’s Aid Committee.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Mr. Jake Tyson, Jr. Left to cherish her precious memories are her children: one daughter of the home Ms. Rhonda Ann Tyson; three sons, Eric D. Tyson (Doralyn) of Pageland, Christopher Tyson (Gloria) and Robbie Tyson (Martha) both of Wingate, N.C.; Her father, John Chambers of Pageland; three brothers, Eugene Chambers (Naomi) of Monroe, N.C., Joe Lee Chambers (Norma Jean) of Charlotte, NC, and Mitchell Chambers (Mary) of Pageland; three sisters, Mildred Chambers of Monroe, N.C., Shirley Fairley of Pageland, and Lucille Butler of Charlotte, N.C.; Nine grand-children, Brandy Cummings (Will) of Wingate, N.C., Sasha Renee Tyson of Monroe, N.C., LaToya Medley of Wingate N.C., Robbie Tyson Jr. of Pageland, Ashlyn and Shawn Tyson of Pageland, KeeShawn Tyson and Nasione Tyson both of Wingate, N.C.; three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother Mr. John E. Chambers.

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of services. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),     ThursdayNovember 13, 2008.

 

Doryce R. Whitener

(Florence) Doryce R. Whitener, 83, died Nov. 12, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2p.m. at Drucilla AME Zion Church in Chesterfield. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Doryce was born Dec. 24, 1924 to the late Aurther Radcliffe and Flossie Hillian Radcliff. She was a graduate from the public schools of New York and attended City College of New York City. She received Christ at an early age. While in New York, she was a member of First AME Zion Church of Brooklyn, where she was a member of the junior choir. Mrs. Whitener was employed by the federal government and also with the City of New York. When she retired, she moved to Florence and joined Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, where she served as a member of the usher board. She was also a member of the family church, Drucilla AME Zion Church in Chesterfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard M. Whitener.

Surviving are many relatives and friends.

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Betty Chambers-Tyson

(WINGATE, N.C.) Mother Betty Chambers-Tyson, 61, died Nov. 2, 2008.

Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Pageland. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Betty Clara Chambers-Tyson was born on Sept. 3, 1947 to John Chambers and the late Eva Mae Williams.

Betty attended Chesterfield County Public Schools. She was employed at Cuddy Farms for many years. She loved truck driving and was last employed by the Union County Public Schools Child Nutrition Program at Porter Ridge Middle. She was referred to by most as “mama” or “grandma”. She was a member of First Church of God in Monroe, N.C. where she was the president of the Pastor’s Aid Committee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Tyson, Jr., and brother, John E. Chambers.

Surviving are her children, a daughter of the home Rhonda Ann Tyson; three sons, Eric D. Tyson (Doralyn) of Pageland, Christopher Tyson (Gloria) and Robbie Tyson (Martha) both of Wingate, N.C.; her father, John Cham-bers of Pageland; three brothers, Eugene Chambers (Naomi) of Monroe, N.C., Joe Lee Chambers (Norma Jean) of Charlotte, N.C., and Mitchell Chambers (Mary) of Pageland; three sisters, Mildred Chambers of Monroe, N.C., Shirley Fairley of Pageland and Lucille Butler of Charlotte, N.C.; five Aunts, Katherine Sowell, Janie Blakeney, Irene Chambers all of Page-and, Elouise Williams and Magalene Williams Parker both of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren, Brandy Cummings (Will) of Wingate, N.C., Sasha Renee Tyson of Monroe, N.C., LaToya Medley of Wingate, N.C., Robbie Tyson Jr. of Pageland, Ashlyn and Shawn Tyson of Pageland, KeeShawn Tyson and Nasione Tyson both of Wingate, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, KaMiyah Cummings, Quintin Parker, and KaLeyah Cumm-ings and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Earnestine Mumford Drake

(CHERAW) Ms. Earnestine Mumford Drake, 57, died Nov. 11, 2008.

Funeral services were held Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in Chesterfield. Burial was held in Fisher Hill Cemetery, Cheraw.

Ms. Earnestine Mumford Drake, daughter of the late Conwell and Maria Chapman Mumford was born March 17, 1951.

Earnestine joined the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church at an early age. She attended the Chesterfield County public school system. Earnestine and her family resided in Philadelphia, Pa. for 19 years and later returned to Cheraw.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chestine Drake, Jr.; three sisters, Vera Pugh, Mable Byrd and Christine Cole; four brothers, Cornell Mumford, Legrand Mumford, Jerry Mumford and David Mumford.

Surviving are two daughters, Leonora (Brian) McKie of Spartanburg and Danielle Drake of Decatur, Ga.; two grandchildren, Brandon McKie and Lindsay McKie both of Spartanburg; three sisters, Ms. Lera Mumford of Philadelphia, Pa., Bobbie Jean (James) Hough of Jefferson and Mrs. Linda (Leroy) Harrington of Chesterfield; a brother, Eddie (Louberta) Mumford of Bethune; an aunt, Mrs. Annie Marie Merriman of Cheraw; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Margaret Rhynes Crawford

(CHESTERFIELD) Margaret Rhynes Crawford, 75, died Nov. 12, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Nov. 15, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Westfield Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crawford was born Oct. 12, 1933, a daughter of the late May D. and Mamie Catherine Lee Rhynes. She was a homemaker and a member of Westfield Creek Baptist Church. Margaret was married to the late Vonelm “Shack” Crawford and was also preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret Ethel Ammons; three sons; Lee, Richard, and Loman “Red” Crawford; four brothers, Casper, Bradley, Robert and Jake Rhynes, and two sisters, Estelle Davis and Annie Vee Brock.

Surviving is a son, Stan (Cheryl) Crawford of Chesterfield; three grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, and Stephen Crawford of Cheraw; a great-grandchild, Catherine Crawford; three brothers, Jerry Rhynes of Temecula, Ca., Mack Rhynes of Sebring, Fla., and Alexander Lee of Gurley, Ala.; and a sister, Katherine Wallace of Oviedo, Fla.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Judith Barger “Judy” Viteritto

(PAGELAND) Mrs. Judith Barger “Judy” Viteritto, 59, died Nov. 8, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Nov. 11, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Viteritto was born March 16, 1949 a daughter of the late Thomas and Nina Smallwood Barger. She was a graduate of Wilford Academy and was a beautician and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Barger.

Surviving is her husband, Joseph Vincent Viteritto of the home; two sons, Vincent Viteritto of Lima, OH and Thomas (Melanie) Viteritto of Levit-town, Pa.; a daughter, Tina (Manuel) Revilla of Hamilton, N.J.; two grand-children, Joseph Viteritto of Lima, OH and Michaela Viteritto of Pageland; four sisters, Virginia (Robert) Pierce of Wrightstown, N.J., Zella (Ira) Emerson of Springfield, VT, Shirley (Joseph) Keks of Nokomis, Fla., and Joyce Reed of Wrightstown, N.J.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Mary Sue Eddins Taylor

(RUBY) Mrs. Mary Sue Eddins Taylor, 76, died Nov. 10, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Nov. 13, at Ruby Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Ruby Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Taylor was born May 3, 1932 a daughter of the late William Redmond and Carrie Elizabeth Thurman Eddins. She was a graduate of Ruby High School and attended Wingate College. Mrs. Taylor was a retired legal secretary. She was a member of Ruby Baptist Church.

Mary Sue was married to the late Fred Calvin Taylor and was also preceded in death by her brother William R. Eddins.

Surviving is a son, Thomas Michael Taylor and wife, Dawn of Ruby; a daughter, Elizabeth Taylor Sullivan and husband, Michael of Jefferson; four grandchildren, Jessica and David Sullivan and Houston and Courtney Taylor; a step-grandchild, Randolph Sutton and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Ruby Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Ruby, S.C. 29741.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Vera Rushing Gibson

(MT. CROGHAN) Mrs. Vera Rushing Gibson, 87, died Nov. 13, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Nov. 16, at Cross Roads Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Gibson was born Aug. 19, 1921 a daughter of the late Bogan Matthew and Grace Hilton Rushing. She was a graduate of Mt. Croghan High School and was a skilled seamstress having retired from Sacony. Mrs. Gibson was a life long member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

Vera was preceded in death by four brothers, Harley, Henry, Dock, and Tom Rushing, and two sisters; Ethel R. Gulledge and Lucy R. Sellers.

Surviving is her husband of 69 years, Van Burren “Bill” Gibson of the home; a daughter, Linda Gibson Hildreth and husband, Ralph of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, English Perry Griggs and husband, Mitch of Davidson, N.C., and Bill Perry of Chesterfield; three great-grandchildren, Camden and Collin Griggs of Davidson, N.C., and Landon Perry of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Cross Roads Baptist Church “Building Fund”, 4963 Cross Roads Church Road, Ruby, S.C. 29741

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Otto Heinz Hage

(CHERAW) Otto Heinz Hage, 60, died Nov. 10, 2008.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Nov. 17, at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Cheraw. The Reverend William D. Oldland officiating. Burial followed at the Old St. David’s Church Cemetery.

The family received friends and family from 3-5 Nov. 16, at Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw.

Otto was born Sept. 19, 1948 in Heiligendorf, Germany to the late Otto Willi Hage and Ludwina Hage both of Heiligendorf, Germany. Otto was the oldest of six siblings. Otto was married January 10, 1976 to Mary Jim Winburn of Cheraw. He was educated in Germany and was a member of the Bundes-marine (German Federal Navy). Otto was an extremely hard worker and dedicated employee during his life.

He worked for Volkswagen in Wolfs-burg, Germany and Siemens of Germ-any in Berlin, Germany. Otto was a recent retiree of INA USA in June. Otto began his 35-year career with INA Bearing Company in Germany as a Tool and Die Maker. He transferred to INA USA in April of 1974 and started working in the Tool Room of Plant I in Cheraw. During his years with the company, Otto served as Lead person for the Cage Tool Prep and Samples, Foreman of Welded Cage, Thrust Cage Technician, Tool Engineer, and, at the time of his retirement in June, was Senior Engineering Technician in the Chain Department at Plant II in Cheraw.

Along with his work, Otto was involved in many different activities and hobbies during his life. In Germany, he was a founding member of his town’s first Volunteer Fire Department of which he was extremely proud. Otto was the President of The Cheraw Band Booster Club and followed the band and football teams of Cheraw for over 10 years. Otto was extremely active with the Cheraw Parks and Recreation Department as a soccer coach and mentor to countless youth in Cheraw. Otto enjoyed fishing at the beach, working in his yard and around the house, and manning his “fun jump” bounce house at birthday parties and festivals. Otto’s favorite activity and greatest joy was spending time with his family and creating DVD’s chronicling their time together.

Otto was preceded in death by his parents, Otto Willi and Ludwina Hage of Heiligendorf, Germany and Father in law James N. Winburn of Cheraw.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Jim Hage of Cheraw; sons, Otto and Deana Hage of Lexington, and Chris and Janice Hage of Fort Mill; daughter, Caroline Hage of Cheraw; grandchildren, Madeline, Preston, and Lukas Hage; brothers, Karl-Heinz and Baerbel Hage of Heiligendorf, Germany and Gerhard Hage of Wolfsburg, Germany; Sisters, Renate and Juergen Kroesche of Heiligendorf, Germany, Angelika and Andreas Schliebener of Hehlingen, Germany, and Ursula and Teo Aschen-brenner of Neindorf, Germany; brothers, Herbert and Veronica Watts of Cheraw, and Buddy and Ann Smith of North Myrtle Beach.

Memorials may be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church, 420 Market Street, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Elsie Hudley Smith

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Elsie Hudley Smith died, Nov. 2, 2008.

A service will follow at 11 a.m. at Springfield Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Burial was held at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

She was the mother of Nikole A. Smith; sister of Yvonne H. Wilson (Richard) and Geraldine H. King (James); aunt of Yvette Griffin, Donald Hudley, Jr., Richelle Harvery and Kimberly King; and other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m.

Marshall Funeral Home assisted the family.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Allene Douglas Hill

(CHERAW) Allene Douglas Hill, 75, died Nov. 12, 2008.

A graveside service was held at11 a.m. Nov. 15, at Sunset Memorial Park, Bennettsville.

She was the daughter of the late Nealy Rock Douglas and Sara Jane Owens. She was the widow of Davis A. Hill.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Davis A. Hill, daughter Vivian Hill, and grandson Adam Newton.

Surviving are her children Laura Anne Hill Newton of Cheraw, Mike (Daphne) Hill of Bennettsville, Terry (John) Laughter of Cheraw, Joy (Dalton) Walker of Raleigh, N.C. and Jane Hill of Cheraw; sisters, Vivian D. Wallace of Bennettsville, Connie (Malcolm)

 

Covington of Cheraw, Anne Hartman of Garden City; grandchildren, Emily (Kelvin) N. Rivers all of Cheraw, Connie (Greg) Mumford of Greer, Helena (Jon) Turner of Easley, Benjamin Streater of Chesterfield, April Burris of Raleigh, N.C., Amanda and Kim Hill of Bennettsville; and great-grandchildren, Anna Rivers, Lily and Stone Turner, Ryleigh Hill.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Kenneth Smith Mathias

(PAGELAND) Kenneth Smith Mathias, 57, died Nov. 5, 2008.

Funeral services were held Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Flemming Funeral Chapel in Pageland. Burial followed in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pageland.

Kenneth was born Nov. 16, 1949 to the late Kenneth and Betty Blakeney Mathias. He attended the public schools in Philadelphia, Pa. And worked at Whitman Candy Factory until he migrated to Pageland in March of 1998. He was employed with Tyson Foods of Monroe, N.C. He loved music and was a member of a band in Philadelphia, Pa. His instrument of choice was the guitar and he loved to sing and perform for others.

He was preceded in death by a son, Arvin Mathias.

Surviving are two daughter, Sharena Mathias and Laneisha Mathias both of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Eugene mathias of Philadelphia, Pa. and Derrick Mathias of Salisbury, N.C.; nine grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 20, 2008.

 

Anderson ‘Shange’ Mumford

(CHESTERFIELD) Mr. Anderson “Shange” Mumford, 62, died Nov. 16, 2008.

Funeral services were held Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Zion Church

Chesterfield. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Anderson “Shange” Mumford, son of the late Nathaniel and Leasie Chapman Mumford was born Dec. 20, 1945.

Anderson was affectionately known as “Shange”. At an early age he joined the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, serving on numerous auxiliaries. Shange served on the Deacon Board and assisted with the construction of the church.

Shange attended the Chesterfield County public school system and graduated from Gary High School. He worked for Burlington Industries and Ina Bearing, retiring with 32 years of service. Shange had an infinite love for his family and children.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Regina Mumford; a sister, Mavis Lowery; two brothers, Legusta Mumford and Jessie Mumford.

Surviving is a daughter, Shari T. Mumford, Chesterfield; a son, Noah C. Mumford (Erica), Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Ariana McFadden, Chesterfield, Ahmadrae Bracey, Page-land, Tyreek Redfearn, Chesterfield and Skylar Streater, Chesterfield; a

 

brother, Bobby Chapman (Shirley), Chesterfield; four sisters, Shirley Gordon (John), Chesterfield, Geraldine Malloy (John A.), Chesterfield, Barbara McQueen, Cheraw, and Jeanette Sel-lars, Chesterfield; an aunt, Annie Marie Merriman, Cheraw; also Freida Ellerbe, Cheraw; a goddaughter, Larissa Smith, Chesterfield and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home-Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 27, 2008.

 

Linda Milan Broome

(CHERAW) Linda Milan Broome, 65, died Nov. 19, 2008.

The family received friends at 1 p.m. Nov. 22 at Kiser Funeral Home. A memorial followed at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

She was the daughter of Doris Gatlin and the late Harry O Milan. She enjoyed crafting jewelry, was an avid reader and loved animals.

Surviving is her husband, Larry Broome of Cheraw; a son Travis Wayne Broome of Cheraw; a daughter, Cindy B. Marsh of Cheraw; grand-children, Erin N. Morris of Weddington, N.C. and Steven G. Marsh of Cheraw.

Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Treadaway, P.O. Box 807, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 27, 2008.

 

Lonnie B. Jackson

(MT. CROGHAN) Mr. Lonnie B. Jackson, 90, died Nov. 20, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation was 1:30-3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Jackson was born May 9, 1918 a son of the late Lonnie and Pauline Wallace Jackson. He was a retired farmer. Lonnie was married to the late Lucy Horne Jackson and was also preceded in death by two sons, Gerald and Richard Jackson; four daughters, Sylvia Burris, Ellen Jackson, Debra Sutherland, and Ruby Horne; six brothers, Dock, Mack, Johnny, Bill, Ross, and Eugene Jackson; and by three sisters; Queenie Belle Johnson, Izzie Sizemore, and Carrie Mills.

Surviving are six sons, Rev. Harry (Amy) Jackson of Kannapolis, N.C., Harold (Peggy) Jackson of China Grove, N.C., Ray (Diane) Jackson of Mt. Croghan, James (Judy) Jackson of Kannapolis, N.C., Randy Jackson of Pageland, and Michael Jackson of Kannapolis, N.C.; two daughters, Margaret Davis of Kannapolis, N.C. and Ellie (Daniel) Burch of Mt. Croghan; a sister, Lois Henry of Concord, N.C.; 30 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 27, 2008.

 

Margaret Whitaker Brown

(PATRICK) Mrs. Margaret Whitaker Brown, 77, died Nov. 19, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at Patrick Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Patrick Cemetery.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Mrs. Brown was born March 7, 1931 a daughter of the late Edmond and Edna Mae Brock Whitaker. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and was a retired seamstress with Hartsville Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Brown was a member of Patrick Baptist Church. Margaret was married to the late William “Bill” Brown and was also preceded in death by a brother, C.W. Whitaker, and by a sister, Mary W. Brown

Surviving is a brother, Hayes (Ruby) Whitaker of Patrick and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 27, 2008,

 

Joyce “Sam” Hutchinson

(NICHOLS) Mrs. Joyce “Sam” Hutchinson, 35, died Nov. 10, 2008.

Funeral services were held Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. at Kemper Baptist Church, Lake View. Burial was held at Lake View Cemetery directed by Cook Funeral Home of Lake View.

The family received friends Nov.13, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hutchinson was born Dec. 13, 1972, the daughter of Bertie Lee Baskins Lewis. She was a member of Kemper Baptist Church.

Surviving is her mother, Bertie Lee Lewis of Cheraw; sons, Luther Kyle Turner and Brinnion James Turner of the home; also Teddy Hilburn of Marion; brothers, Bobby J. Gerrell Ammons of Cheraw and Joey Ammons of Chesterfield.

Cook Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 27, 2008.

 

Ethel Day Pruitt

(BENNETTSVILLE) Mrs. Ethel Day Pruitt, 98, died.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Whitner-Evans Funeral home with buial in Sunset Memorial Park.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was the daughter of the late Elmore and the late Hattie Driggers Day. She was retired from Boro Wood Products and was Baptist. She was married to the late Evans Lee Pruitt, Sr.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mignon Pate and Betty Linton; sons, James Howard Pruitt, Arthur Douglas Pruitt, and Thomas Eugene Pruittt and a sister, Edith Brigman.

Surviving are her daughters, Doris P. Freeman of Bennettsville and Myrna Edwards of Chesapeake, Va.; a son, Evans Lee Pruitt, Jr. of Easley; a brother, Howard Day of Bennettsville; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grand-children; and 27 great-great-grand-children.

Whitner-Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 5A;     ThursdayNovember 27, 2008.

 

James Walter ‘Son’ Gibson

(KANNAPOLIS, N.C.) Mr. James Walter “Son” Gibson, 73, died Nov. 30, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Dec. 3, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Gibson was born Oct. 15, 1935 a son of the late John C. “Lummie” and Bertha Cleo Kirkley Gibson. He was a retired employee of Cannon Mills and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Gibson was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and attended Liberty Baptist Church. Son was married to the late Sara Griggs Gibson and was also preceded in death by three brothers, J. Harold, Ronnie, and Theron “Bate” Gibson; and by four sisters, Jean Rhynes, Genora Faile, Brenda Gibson, and Clara Gibson.

Surviving is a son, James Michael (Susan) Gibson of China Grove, N.C.; a daughter, Debbie (Charlie) Gushue of Hoganville, Ga.; five grandchildren, Benjamin, Shera, Sonia, Amanda, and Charlie; two great-grandchildren, Eli and Payton; two brothers, John “Jimmy” (Bonnie Jean) Gibson of Chesterfield and Robert L. (Lib) Gibson of Spartanburg; three sisters, Bobbie (Bobby Jule) Gulledge of Concord, N.C., Betty (Billy) Sellers of Cheraw, and Gail (Tom) Cassidy of Chesterfield

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 3A; Thursday, December 4, 2008.

 

Fred E. Ford

(CHERAW) Mr. Fred E. Ford, 75, died Nov. 28, 2008.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Nov. 30, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral

Home Chapel. Burial followed in Chat-ham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was 2-3 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Ford was born Jan. 24, 1933 a son of the late John Bruce and Roser Lee Ford. He was a retired employee of Carolina Canners and a member of North Cheraw Baptist Church. Fred was married to the late Sara Louise Davis Ford and was also preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Bruce Ford.

Surviving is a son, Freddie (Debbie) Ford of Chesterfield; a grandson, Banyon Ford of Columbia; two grand-daughters, Christy and Julia Ford; and a sister, Maddie Huckabee of Charleston.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC),  Page 3A;Thursday, December 4, 2008.

 

Allie J. Oliver

(MT. CROGHAN) Mrs. Allie J. Oliver, 94, died Nov. 29, 2008.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 2, at Fairview Baptist Church, with private a graveside.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mrs. Oliver was born June 17, 1914 a daughter of the late Tom Joplin and Annie Norton Joplin Steen. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church for over 33 years. Mrs. Oliver was married to the late Walter Oliver and was also preceded in death by her daughter, Verdie Lear, step-daughter, Frances Willmon, step-father, Jim Steen; four

 

brothers, Will, Rufus, Coyt, and Russell Joplin; a step-brother, L.T. Steen; a sister, Etta Pittman; and a step-grandson, Mickey Watson.

Surviving a step-daughter, Mary Watson of Cheraw; two grandsons, Tommy (Connie) Oliver of Patrick and Alton (Shirley) Oliver of Chesterfield; two granddaughters, Darlene (Tommy) Stogner, and Louise (Wayne) Sims, both of Mt. Croghan;10 great-grand-children, and 11 great-great-grand-children.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or to Fairview Baptist Church, 121 Fairview Church Rd, Mt. Croghan, S.C. 29727.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 3A;Thursday, December 4, 2008.

 

Margaret V. Faulkner

(WALLACE) Margaret V. Faulkner, 87, died Nov. 28, 2008.

The family received friends at 2 p.m. Nov. 30, at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. The funeral service followed at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel and burial was held in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

She was a daughter of the late Dewey and Faye Hanna Luther. She was the widow of Oscar Alexander “Peanut” Faulkner. She loved to spend time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband and a son, Buddy Tarlton.

Surviving are her daughters, Carolyn Cassidy of Advance, N.C., Jennie Treadaway of Peachland, N.C.; a sister, Sara Neal of Wadesboro, N.C.;

six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, also Betty Sue, R.T. Jacobs and Debbie and Rodney Cohoon.

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 3A;      Thursday, December 4, 2008.

 

John Gary Rhynes

(WALLACE) Mr. John Gary Rhynes, 59, died Nov. 28, 2008.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Dec. 2, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home, Chesterfield.

Mr. Rhynes was born March 5, 1949 a son of Doris Griggs Rhynes and the late John Mitchell Rhynes. John attended and taught at Northeastern Technical College of Cheraw. He was the owner and operator of John’s Design and Fabrication and was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.

Surviving is his wife of 30 years, Terry T. Rhynes of the home; mother, Doris Griggs Rhynes of Wadesboro, N.C.; two sisters, Susan R. Tyner and husband, Donald of Morven, N.C. and Mary R. Boan of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 3A;   Thursday, December 4, 2008.

 

Geneva Little Merriman

(CHESTERFIELD) Mrs. Geneva Little Merriman, 61, died Nov. 21, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, Chesterfield.

 

Burial was held in Sweet Home Baptist Church Cemetery in Ruby.

Mrs. Geneva Little Merriman, daughter of the late Levander and Gertrude Hannah Little was born on May 6, 1947 in Chesterfield, South Carolina. Geneva joined Salem Baptist Church at an early age serving on the gospel choir and on the kitchen committee.

Geneva attended the Chesterfield County public school system. She worked for Chesterfield Manufacturing, retiring with 21 years of service.

Geneva had an infinite love for her family and children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wardell Merriman, Sr.; two sisters, Flora Bell Rivers and Beatrice DuBoise; two brothers, Henry Lee Little and J.P. Little; and a great granddaughter, Cameron Drake.

Surviving is a son, Wardell (Angie) Merriman, Jr., Chesterfield; a daughter, Bridget (Ray) Wilson, Chesterfield; four grandchildren, Dee’dress Merriman, Ronnie Ratliff, Ordessia Robinson and Quantrell Merriman all of Chesterfield; a sister, Clara Mae Phillips of the home; three brothers, Calvin (Carol) Little, David (Stella) Little and Percell (Shelia) Little, Charlotte, N.C.; four aunts, Marie Little, Chesterfield, Blanche Crawford, Eloise Lott and Dollie Hannah all of Kannapolis, N.C.; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home of Chesterfield was in charge of arrange-ments. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 3A;Thursday, December 4, 2008.

 

Dr. Milton Alexander Gerdine

(RUBY) Dr. Milton Alexander Gerdine, 68, died Nov. 22, 2008.

Funeral services were held on Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. at Davidson Grove Baptist Church, Chesterfield. Burial was held in the church cemetery. Flemming Funeral Home-Chesterfield

Dr. Milton Alexander Gerdine, son of Robert Alexander and the late Bertha Jennifer (Ware) Gerdine, born Feb. 4, 1940.

Milt, as he was affectionately known, showed an early aptitude for excelling in academics and athletics. He received excellent grades in Denver public schools and lettered in three sports – baseball, basketball, and one of his favorites, tennis. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a Doctorate (PhD) in Electrical Engineering, he performed post-doctorate work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He then embarked on a stellar 35-year career at AT&T/Lucent Bell Labor-atories (Bell Labs) in New Jersey. He was instrumental in developing key radio technology that directly led to the emergence of the now common-place cellular phone communication systems. As a pioneer at Bell Labs and because of his many successes, he became one of the first black directors at the company.

He became the first black professional speaker at the University of Mississippi in the 60’s. He gave an inspirational speech to an auditorium full of students relating to his electrical engineering work at Bell Labs. In addition, during his time at Bell Labs, he obtained a patent relating to his work with radio technology (Canadian Patent No. 870,245).

Milt had a very strong love for his family, especially his darling wife of 30 years and his three sons. He was committed to diversity-focused com-munity service, either at work helping to increase the number of black engineers hired by the company, or outside of work such as working at the latest election polls. He traveled extensively around the world on business, but especially loved personal trips to the Carribean with his family. Milt also covered duties of alternate missionary teacher and trustee.

Surviving is his beloved wife, Marion Gerdine, Ruby; a father Robert A. Gerdine, Denver, CO; three sons, Jamie M. Gerdine, Jersey City, N.J., Clint A. Gerdine and Miryam C. Grathon (Clint’s fiancee), Largo, MD, Milton T. R. Gerdine (Milt), Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Gracine Mayo, Aurora, CO; a brother Nathaniel D. Gerdine (Det), Aurora, CO; two aunts, Fay Gerdine, Denver, CO, Sarah Williams, Riverside, Ca.; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 3A;       Thursday, December 4, 2008.

 

Brother Elbert Davis

(CHERAW) Brother Elbert Davis, 73, died Nov. 23, 2008.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Nov. 30 at Household of Faith Church No. 6 in Cheraw.

Elbert was born Oct. 24, 1935 a son of the late Edmond and Nellie Davis. He became a member of the Household of Faith Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Alphonso Davis, three sisters and three brothers.

Surviving is his loving wife, Ida M. Davis of Cheraw; four daughters, Laura (Leroy) Small, Teresa Davis and Yvonne Fletcher, all of Cheraw and Karen (Matthew) Fair of Rock Hill; four sons, Elbert Davis, Jr. (Terrie) and Wilbert (Ruby) Davis, both of Cheraw; Henry Davis of Hartford Conn. and Eugene Davis of Columbia; three sisters, Ms. Jessie Davis Simmons and Aletha Davis, both of Stamford, Conn. and Jane Carey of Raleigh, N.C.; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 3A;       Thursday, December 4, 2008.

 

Ruther Lee Chapman

(RUBY) Ruther Lee Chapman, 92, died Nov. 8, 2008.

Funeral services were at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel with The Rev. Dr. C.A. McKinney officiating.

Ruther was born June 24, 1916 a daughter of the late Annette and Sam Mumford. She attended the public schools and was a former member of Piney Grove Church.

 

In 1932 she was married to Luther C. Chapman. To this union 10 children were born. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her children, Eugene Chapman, Aqua Chapman, Mary Wilkes and two baby girls who died at birth.

Surviving is Loretta Kincaid of Salisbury, N.C., Tarrie L. Allen of Uniondale, N.Y., Wile Chapman of Fork, Margaret Burr of Ruby and Raymond Chapman of Salisbury, N.C.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 3A;      Thursday, December 4, 2008.

 

Robert Lee Autrey

(FOREST CITY, N.C.) Robert Lee Autrey (Muchie), 56, died Nov. 18, 2008.

Funeral services were at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at Grooms Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel with Elder Donnie Chapman officiating.

Robert was born Dec. 24, 1951 a son of the late Janie Fairly and Thomas Autrey. He was educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County.

 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, David Autrey and Henry Davis, Jr. and a sister, Dora Mae Watson.

Surviving are six sisters, Mary (Eugene) Clyburn of Chesterfield, Martha Watts (Levord Johnson) of Morven, N.C., Mary Jane Autrey of Charlotte, N.C., Elaine Herald of Chesterfield, Catherine Williams and Leola Floyd of Cheraw; three brothers, Willie Autry and Tony Herald of Chesterfield and Willie R. (Norma D.) Davis of Cheraw; also Roosedelt O’Leary, Ronnie Edwards and William Watts; and other relatives and friends.

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Page 3A;       Thursday, December 4, 2008.


Gloria Jean Little Harris

(CHESTERFIELD) Mrs. Gloria Little Harris, 62, died Nov. 30, 2008.

Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, Ches-terfield. Burial was held in Chesterfield Community Cemetery in Chesterfield.

Mrs. Gloria Jean Little Harris, daughter of the late Floyd T. Sr. and Janice Stanley Little born Feb. 20, 1946. Gloria was educated in the public school system and graduated from Gary High School Class of 1963. At an early age she attended Salem Baptist Church, located in Chesterfield, South Carolina.Gloria was a strong and proud woman of exceptional style; very independent and deeply committed to her family. Even during the difficult days of her illness, her primary concern was always for the comfort and confidence of her loved ones. She confronted her illness with courage and dignity, supported by her strong faith.

Gloria worked at the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles in Chesterfield for 17 years.

Gloria met and married James Harris, Sr., and six children were born from this union, four daughters, Cherryl, Michelle, Janice and Shannon and two sons, James, Jr. and Gregory.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Mrs. Janice Harris Black, two granddaughters, Miss Kimberly C. Melton and Miss. Ashlee La’Raine Melton; two sisters, Ms. Pamela Little and Mrs. Pellie McFarland; four brothers-in-law, Mr. Townsend Mc-Farland, Mr. Ulysses Copeland, Mr. Elder D. Copeland and Mr. Burdock Berkley and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Geneva Berkley.

Surviving is her husband of 48 years, James Harris, Sr. of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Cherryl (Lieutenant Colonel John K.) Melton of Cheraw, Mrs. Susan (Dennis) Johnson of Wadesboro, N.C. and Shannon K. Harris of Stone Mountain, Ga.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Yvonne (Lee Thomas) Burch of Cheraw; two sons, Mr. James Harris, Jr. of Chesterfield and Mr. Gregory S. Harris of Marietta, Ga.; a step-son, James M. (Shuwanda) Harris of Lithonia, Ga.; a brother, Mr. Floyd T. (Bloncie) Little, Jr. of Chesterfield; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara (Ulysses) Rivers of Chesterfield, Mrs. Joan (Charles) Campbell of Patrick and Miss. Vanessa Redfearn of Chester-field; 14 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Flemming Funeral Home-Chesterfield was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 11, 2008.

 

Jackie Paul Martin

(MT. CROGHAN) Mr. Jackie Paul Martin, 53, died Dec. 3, 2008.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Dec. 10, at Hopewell Baptist Church.

The family received friends immediate-ely following the service at the church.

Mr. Martin was born Sept. 5, 1955 a son of the late George M. and Zinnie Mills Martin. He was a truck driver and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
Surviving is a daughter, Jackie J. Martin of Ruby and her mother, Tonya Gulledge Martin.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 11, 2008.

 

Charlie Overman Holshouser, Jr

(CHESTERFIELD) Mr. Charlie Overman Holshouser, Jr., 77, died Dec. 3, 2008.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Dec. 8, at Oakland Baptist Church.

Mr. Holshouser was born March 6, 1931, the son of the late Charlie Overman and Katherine Green Hols-houser. He was a retired carpenter and a U.S. Marine Veteran.

Surviving is his wife, Nora Leona Hardy Holshouser of the home; a step-daughter; Jackie H. (Scott) Henry of Katy, TX; two step-grandchildren, Mackayla Marie Henry and Benjamin Scott Henry both of Katy, TX; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 11, 2008.

  

Robert Carroll “Bobby” Melton

(CHESTERFIELD) Mr. Robert Carroll “Bobby” Melton, 75, died Dec. 6, 2008.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Dec. 8, at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.

Private graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Mr. Melton was born April 12, 1933 a son of the late Thomas Levi and Lela Rivers Melton. He attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and was a 1966 graduate of Clemson University. He was an Electrical Engineer with DuPont, and retired after 33 years of dedicated service, including working his last 3 years in India. Mr. Melton was a U. S. Navy Veteran with 10 years of service, and was a member of Chesterfield Presbyterian Church. Bobby was an avid Clemson fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

 

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Lathan, Murdice, Jerry, William Floyd, and J. H. Melton, and two sisters, Bessie M. Oliver and Essie M. Sellers.

 

Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Sarah “Anna” Via Melton of the home; two sons, Robert Carroll Melton, Jr. of Leland, N.C. and Jeffrey Dean Melton of Dillon; a daughter, Theresa “Terry” Lynn Melton of Kennesaw, Ga.; three sisters, Louise Gulledge, Sybil Muir, and Sadie Clark all of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 11, 2008.

 

Debra Ann “Debbie” Linton

(CHESTERFIELD) Ms. Debra Ann “Debbie” Linton, 52, died Sunday, December 7, 2008.

 

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

 Ms. Linton was born Feb. 13, 1956 a daughter of Charles Linsie Linton and the late Elzy Rae Melton Linton. She was a graduate of Chesterfield High School Class of 1974 and was a homemaker. Ms. Linton was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

Debbie was preceded in death by her brother Johnny Ray Linton.

 

 Surviving is her father, Linsie Linton of Chesterfield; a sister, Shirley L. Burr of Hartsville and other relatives and friends.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 11, 2008.

 

Mildred Whiston

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Mildred Whiston, 68, died Nov. 28, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Mildred was a daughter of the late James T. Bittle and Annie Bell Melton born May 13, 1940. She was affectionately known as sister. At an early age she joined Davidson Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she attended until she moved to Philadelphia, Pa. While in Philadelphia she attended New Simon Baptist Church. Mildred attended Chesterfield County public schools and graduated from Gary High School in 1959. She worked as a dietician for more than 40 years and retired from Stapely of Germantown.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland Whiston; a sister, Viola Robinson and a brother, James Bittle, Jr.

 

Surviving is a son, Fletcher (Libertad) Bittle of San Francisco, Ca.; two daughters, Carol Bittle of Chesterfield and Elsinor Bittle of Wallace; her mother Annie B. Melton of Chester-field; two sisters, Moudie Mae Black-man of Chesterfield and Vivian (Tommy) Sowell of Chesterfield; four brothers, Tony Bittle of Philadelphia, Pa., Troy (Francina) Bittle of Cheraw, Bobby (Shirley) Bittle of Cheraw, and Jerry (Alice) Bittle of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren, Whitney and Olivia Bittle of Charlotte, N.C., Neil and Bryan Bittle of Chesterfield, Ashley Bittle, Shante and Donte’ Watson of Wallace; a great-grand, A’nya Kierra Bittle; also Ruby Hunter of Newport News, Va.; and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 11, 2008.

 

Bertha L. Campbell

WALLACE – Bertha L. Campbell, 75, died Dec. 3, 2008.

 

 Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Hebron AME Zion Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery in Patrick.

 

Bertha was the daughter of the late Rev. Eddie Crump and Carrie Be Crump, born July 23, 1933. She was educated in the Patrick public school system. She became a member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Patrick. In 1949 she married Birdes Campbell, Sr.

 

In 1955, she moved from Patrick to Baltimore, MD and joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she served for many years. She served as a pastor’s aide and missionary. She retired from Circuit Courthouse in Townson, Md. Upon retiring, she relocated to Wallace in Jan. 1994 and later joined Mt. Hebron AME Zion Church, where she was an active member.

 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Crump; a sister, Edna Coleman and a grandson, Stephen Franklin.

 

Surviving are two daughters, Diane (Lee) Sanders and Patricia (Ralph) Franklin both of Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren, Lynn (Julius) Williams of Gwynn Oak, MD, Terrence (Virginia) Bert of Chesterfield, Va., Ralph (Tricia) Franklin, Maya Snow, Michael (Carla) Franklin and Antonio Sanders all of Baltimore, MD; nine great-grand-children; two sisters, Mildred (Thomas) Savage of Charlotte, N.C. and Martha Crump of Cheraw; two brothers, Solomon Crump of Cheraw and Leon (Ann) Crump of Quinby and other relatives and friends.

 

Reid’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), Thursday, December 11, 2008.

 

Catherine Ruth O’Neill Kurtnacker

WALLACE – Catherine Ruth O’Neill Kurtnacker, 62, died Dec. 13, 2008.

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he family received friends at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at New Hope United Metho-dist Church, Wallace. A funeral ser-vice followed visitation at 2 p.m. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

She was a daughter of the late William S. and Norma Jean Rice O’Neill. She was of the Catholic Faith and had been a nurse for many years.

 

Surviving are her son, Jimmy Kurtnac-ker, a daughter, Mary Lutzen; a grand-son, Landon Lutzen all of Summerville; and a sister, Nancy (Lacy W. III) A. Brigman of Wallace.

 

Memorials may be made to: Hospice Haven, c/o Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US Highway 1, Rockingham, N.C. 28379.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

Mary Ann Edwards

CHERAW – Mary Ann Edwards, 59, died Dec. 10, 2008.

 

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw. The family will receive friends following the service.

 

She was the daughter of Max Gardner Edwards of Rutherfordton, N.C. and the late LaVonne Neal Edwards. Ms. Edwards was retired from teaching after 30-plus years of service.

 

Surviving are her father; a brother, Mark Edwards of Rutherfordton, N.C. and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to: First Pres-byterian Church of Cheraw, S.C. or Long Middle School (books or children in need) Cheraw.

 

Cronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

Kelly R. Lee

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Kelly Ray Lee, 78, died Dec. 9, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at Bowers Chapel United Methodist Church where he was a member. Officiating were the Rev. Mike Adams, Rev. Jeff Sypole and Rev. Steve Stowe. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

The family received friends Dec. 12 6-8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home in Ashe-boro, N.C. and other times at his home.

 

Mr. Lee was a native of Cheraw and moved to Asheboro, N.C. at an early age. He was a paint contractor and general building contractor who was founder and owner of Asheboro Paint Center for many years. Mr. Lee was a charter member of the Asheboro Opti-mist Club and was a founding member of the Ash-Rand Rescue Squad.

 

Sara (Gulledge) Lee, sisters, Nezzie Sings, Azeline Wallace and brothers, Wilson Lee and Eldridge “Shorty” Lee.

 

Surviving is his wife, Frances Auman Lee; son, Timmy Lee and wife, Brenda of Randleman; daughter, Judy Edwards and husband, Terry of Matthews, N.C.; son, June Cooper and wife, Marsha of Charlotte, N.C., James Cooper of High Point, N.C.; daughters, Susie Cranford and husband, Hout of Asheboro, N.C., Sharon Auman and husband, Andy of Albany, Ga.; grand-children, B. J. :Pugh and wife, Amber of Asheboro, N.C., Jennifer Weissman and husband, Howard of Chicgo, Ill., Kristen Edwards of Cincinnati, Oh., Marty Cranford of Julian, Joshua Cooper of Boone, N.C., Been Cooper of Charlotte, N.C., Travis Auman of Albany, Ga., Pam Goins and husband, Robert of Seagrove, Amanda Beasley and husband, Thomas of Asheboro, N.C., Rebekah Auman of Perry, Ga., Shelley Brimer and husband, Alan of Athens, Ga., Sarah Kennedy and hus-band, Chris of Winston-Salem; 1- great-grandchildren; sisters, Margie Kenney and her husband, Robert “June” of Asheboro, N.C. and Ruby Johnso of Cheraw.

 

Memorials may be made to Bowers Chapel United Methodist Church, 1663 Plantation Circle, Asheboro, N.C. 27205 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Pugh Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

Thomas “Tommy” Craig Johnson, Sr.,

CHERAW – Thomas “Tommy” Craig Johnson, Sr., 68, died Dec. 9, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held at 11 A.M. Dec. 12 at Westside Baptist Church, Cheraw. Burial was held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, McFarlan, N.C.

 

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11, at Westside Baptist Church Family Life Center, Cheraw.

 

He was a son of Flora Nell McRae Johnson and the late Thomas Calvin Johnson. He was a member of West-side Baptist Church of Cheraw, serving as a member of the choir, He worked in auto sles and retail for over 30 years, working for Ford Motor Comp-any Carolina Tire and other companies.

 

Surviving is his wife, Phyllis Hoyle Johnson of Cheraw; sons, Tim Eugene Johnson of Cheraw, Tommy Johnson, Jr. of Chesterfield; daughters, Tammy Lynn (Derrick) Johnson of Cheraw, Betty anne (Johnny) Johnson Turner of Chesterfield; his mother; brothers, Joe (Ronna) Johnson of Cheraw, Jeff (Shannon) Johnson of McFarlan, N.C. and grandchildren, Sara, Ryan and Tameron.

 

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709 or Westside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, S.C. 29520.

 

Kiser Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

Iris Turner McKnight

CHESTERFIELD – Mrs. Iris Turner McKnight, 79, died Dec. 10, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oak-land Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the funeral home.

 

Mrs. McKnight was born Sept. 29, 1929 a daughter of the late John Wesley “Jack” and Pearline Burr Turner. She was a retired textile employee.

 

Mrs. McKnight was a member of Oak-land Baptist Church.

 

Iris was preceded in death by five bro-thers, Hardy, Paul, Coleman, David, and Grayland Turner and two sisters, Ethelene Grant and Naomi McDonald.

 

Surviving is her husband, Frank McKnight of the home; two step-sons, Von (Glenda) McKnight of Mocksville, N.C. and Donnie (Diane) McKnight of Pleasant Garden, N.C.; a step-daughter: Donnie (Diane) McKnight Travelers Rest; two sisters, Lois Gas-kins and Margie Dew of Chesterfield; 10 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

 

Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church “Lottie Moon Christmas Offering” c/o Janice Sowell, 749 TS Sellers Road, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

David Warren “Chub” Myers

PAGELAND – Mr. David Warren “Chub” Myers, 49, died Dec. 5, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Oro United Methodist Church in Pageland. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

He was the son of the late Henry David Myers and Eva Newman Myers born Dec. 11, 1955.

 

David was affectionately  known a “Chub”. At an early age he joined Ora United Methodist Church.

 

He attended Petersberg Elementery School and Pageland High School. He was employed by C. M. Tucker for 18 years until his health failed.

 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Lee Williams.

 

Surviving is his mother, Eva N. Myers of the home; two brothers, Tony Myers and Glenn Myers both of Pageland. Two sisters, Daphne Meadows of Page-land and Wanonia (Rev. Howard) Blakeney of Marion; seven aunts, Alice Myers, Eva Mae Rogers both of Brook-lyn, N.Y., Bonnie Clark, Henrietta Cov-ington and Betty Jean Hancock all of Pageland, Helen Newman of Charlotte, N.C. and Detria Newman of Pageland; an uncle, Rosevelt Myers of Pageland; and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home-Pageland was in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

Gandy “Randy” McQueen

CHERAW – Gandy McQueen, 53, died Dec. 9, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Bural was held in the church cemetery.

 

Gandy was born Oct. 26, 1955 to the late Doretha McQueen. He graduated from Wallace High School and later joined the United States Army.

 

Surviving is a daughter, Keneica Harrington of the home; a sister, Tonya Harrington of Fort Riley, KS; a brother, Alvin Harrington of Wallace, three brothers, Melvin McQueen of Wallace, Leroy (LaVerne) Cole of Wall-ace, and Jimmy (Doren) Cole of Vineland, N.J.; a sister, Liller R. Lilly of Wallace; two aunts, Ruth (Arthur) Har-rington of Wallace, and  Mary (Dennis) Mims of Lumberton, N.C.; three uncles, Johnny McQueen of Newport News, Va., Tommy McQueen of Cheraw and Lee Thomas McQueen of Wallace; two grandsons, Teddrick Gillespie and Dashawn Gallespie of the home; a great-aunt, Katie Short of Greenville; also Lee M. :Pegues and Patty Harrington.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

Hazel Mae Watts Ellis

CHERAW – Hazel Mae Watts Ellis, 67, died Dec. 8, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at McClain Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Cheraw. The Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Tyson officiating.

 

Hazel was born Oct. 17, 1941 to the late Albert and Mamie Hannah Watts. Who was married to the late Charles Ellis.

 

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She joined McClain Grove Missionary Baptist Church and later moved to Salisbury, N.C. She later moved to New London, Conn. Where she joined Morning Star Apo-stolic Church and served a president of the Usher Ministry for 10 years and sang in the choir. After returning home she rejoined McClain Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Usher Ministry and sang on the gospel choir until her health failed. She was last employed with Canners of Cheraw.

 

She was proceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.

 

Surviving are two sons, Haywood (Elaine) Watts of the home, Charles (Lee) Doris) Ellis, Jr. of Chesterfield; two grandchildren, Sharon McCaskill and Hayward Bernard Watts; three great-grandchildren; two step-grand-daughters, Carolyn and Shayran James; a step-grandson, Damien Mc-Caskill; six step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Horace and Harold Watts; three sisters, Hattie Johnson of Salisbury, N.C., Annie Sue (James) Lewis and Henrietta Watts (Charles Zimmerman) of Cheraw; an aunt, Annie Mae Watts of Chesterfield; and other relatives and friends.

 

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

Jaycee Gardner

BALTIMORE, Md. – Jaycee Gardner, 64, died Dec. 9, 2008.

 

Deacon Gardner received his education at Long Junior High School in Cheraw. He later moved to Baltimore, MD and was employed as a cab and bus driver and later worked at Potts and Callahan.

 

Jaycee was converted at an early age and joined Robinson AME Zion Church in Cheraw. He later moved to Balti-more, Md. and was baptized and at-tended Bibleway Church. He moved his membership to First Greater Harvest and later returned to Har Sinai Church, where he served on the Deacon board.

 

He was married to Gladys Gardner.

 

Two sisters preceded him in death, Vinnie Myrie and Mary E. Troutman of Baltimore, Md.

 

Surviving is his loving wife, three sons and four grandchildren, Bascief (Little Mike), Mykele, Mikala and Mykeira; three goddaughters, Dorterra Leggett of Cheraw; Robin Reid and Chante Story of Baltimore, Md.; a brother El-more Gardner and wife, Joyce of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Naomi Ashe and Dora Leggett of Cheraw and Jackie Stewart of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and other relatives and friends.

    

Chatman Harris Funeral Home of Baltimore, MD was in charge of arrange-ments. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

Sammy Lee Nivens

CHERAW – Sammy Nivens, 57, died Dec. 11, 2008.

 

Funeral services were at 3 p. m. Dec. 14 at Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

 

Sammy was born Dec. 25, 1950 to the late Lloyd and Leola Nivens. He gave his life to Christ at an early age. He rededicated his life recently. He later joined St. James Baptist Church where he sang. He was also the president and lead singer of The Soul Gospel Singers Family Chloir for many years. Later he joined Fisher Hill Community Baptist Church where he served on the Usher’s Ministry and was vice president of the male choir before he became ill.

 

Sam was a hard worker and supported his family well. He held two jobs most of the time. He gave service to Bo Buck’s Mill, Cheraw Yarn Mill, Martin Engineering, Dan Rivers Manufacturer, INA USA, Inc., Cuddy Farms, grocery stores, restaurants and more.

 

Sam was married to Daisy L. Bowen Nivens on June 6, 1974.

 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Barrizena Nivens; three brothers, Fred A. Nivens, Nathaniel Nivens and Tom Nivens.

 

Surviving is his wife, Daisy Nivens, a daughter, Katrina D. (Jeffrey) Marsh-all; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey Jr. Jes-mine, Joshua, Jouhda, Jahleal, Justice, Ja’daisa, Javheon and Jillian Marshall; a god-daughter,  Kirsten L. Joines all of Cheraw; five sisters, Josie Evans, Viola Nivens (Charles) all of Chester-field, Bobie (Kenneth) Brown, Patricia (Franklin) Moorer both of Columbia; six brothers, Coit (Dorothy) Nivens of Chesterfield, Lloyd (Rosa) Nivens, Jr. of Morven, N.C., Boyce Nivens of New Jersey City, N.J., Rev. Alvin (Martha) Nivens, of Wadesboro, N.C., Tony (Wanda) Nivens of Charlotte, N.C. and Thomas (Terra) Nivens of Monroe, N.C.; two uncles, Rufus Nivens of Cheraw and Daniel Patterson of Colum-bus, OH; four aunts, Mary Alma Davis of Cheraw, Piecolia Carter, Margaret Syles and Melissa Robinson all of West Virginia; and other relatives and friends.

    

Grooms Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 18, 2008.

 

Charles Warren Davis, Jr.

CHERAW – Charles Warren Davis, Jr., 97, died, December 15, 2008.

 

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2008 at St. David’s Episcopal Cheruch in Cheraw. Officating was The Reverend William D. Oldland. Burial followed in Old St. David’s Cemetery, Cheraw. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m.  Thurs-day, December 18, 2008 at Kiser Funeral Home in Cheraw.

 

Mr. Davis was born February 1, 1911 in Mullins. He was the son of the late Charles Wylie Davis and Leila Walker Myers  Davis. Mr. Davis was a grad-uate of the University of South Caro-lina. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Harlingen, Tx. As an aerial gunnery instructor. Upon returning to Cheraw, he began his career in bus-iness where he remained until his re-tirment. In retirement he served as chairman of both the Cheraw and Chesterfield County Beautification Commission. He was a member of St. David’s  Episcopal Church for 67 years where he served at a Sundy School teacher and a member of the vestry.

 

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Margaret Emily Hill Davis, sons, Charles Warren Davis, III (Jean), John Walter Davis (Debbie), and his daugh-ter, Margaret Davis Meree (Jimj) of Charleston, SC, grandchildren, Mar-garet B. Bowden (Glenn), Honor Haw-kins, Laura Johnson, Gil Davis (Jill), Walker, Warren, Eugenia and Davis, great-grandchildren, Zoe, Harper and Piper, sisters, Lucille Campbell of Col-umbia, SC, Leila Rodgers of Florida and sister-in-law, Polly Davis of Mullins, SC. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Davis Johnson, brothers, Rufus, George, John, Frank, Marvin and Bill Davis.

 

 Memorials may be made to St. David’s E piscopal Church, P.O. Box 926, Cheraw, S.C., 29520, or St. David’s Cemetery Association, PO Box 1196, Cheraw, S.C. 29520

 

Kiser Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 25, 2008.

 

Catherine Ruth O’Neill Kurtnacker,

WALLACE – Catherine Ruth O’Neill Kurtnacker, 62, died Saturday, Dec-ember 13, 2008.

 

Born in Rochester, N.Y. she was a daughter of the late William S. and Norma Jean Rice O’Neill. She was of the Catholic Faith and had been a nurse for many years.

 

Surviving is her son, Jimmy Kurtnacker, a daughter, Mary Lutzen, a grand-son, Landon Lutzen all of Summerville, a sister, Nancy (Lacy W. III) A. Brigman of Wallace, also was an aunt to Charlie Kinard of Logansville, GA, and Shance Hecht of Boise, ID.

 

Memorial to: Hospice Haven, c/o Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US Highway 1, Rockingham, N.C. 28379

 

The family received friends at 1 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2008 at New Hope United Methodist Church, Wallace. A funeral serviced followed the visitation at 2 p.m.. Burial was in church cemetery.

 

Kiser Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 25, 2008.

 

Duncan McGregor “Greg” Huntly, Jr.

RUBY – Duncan McGregor “Greg” Huntly, Jr., 55, died Saturday, Decem-ber 20, 2008 at his home.

 

Funeral services were held Monday, December 22, 2008 at Ruby Presby-terian Church. Interment followed at Ruby Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Ches-terfield.

 

Mr. Huntley was born November 1, 1953 in Monroe, N.C. He is a son of Margaret Atkinson Huntley and the late Duncan McGregor Huntley. He was a graduate of Pageland High School and Clemson University, and was a leather craftsman. Mr. Huntley was a member of Ruby Masonic Lodge 314 and the Omar Shrine Temple. Greg was a member of the Ruby Town Council and was a member of the board of the Ruby Cemetery Associ-ation. He was a member and Elder of the Ruby Presbyterian Church.

 

Survivers include his wife, Ann Ket-chen Huntly of Ruby; a son Duncan McGregor “Mac” Huntly, III of Ruby; a daughter, Cynthia Huntley Joplin of Ruby; His mother, Margaret Atkinson Huntley of Ruby; a sister, Mary Mar-garet Smith of Ruby; two nephews, Mark and Travis Smith.

 

Memorials may be made to Ruby Pres-byterian Church, :P.O. Box 35, Ruby, S.C., 29741.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 25, 2008.

 

Pamela Michelle Gainey

JEFFERSON – Pamela Michelle Gainey, age 19, died Saturday, Dec-ember 20, 2008 at her home following a long and courageous battle with can-cer.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel in Ches-terfield. Visitation was held Monday, December 22, 2008 at the funeral home.

 

Miss Gainey was born September 8, 1989 in Hartsville, the daughter of William Leslie Gainey Jr. and Mattie Lorene Smith Torres. She was a 2007 graduate of Central High School where she enjoyed playing softball. Miss Gainey was a member of Jefferson Church of God. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, William “Billy” Gainey, Sr.

 

Survivors include her mother, Lori Torres of Jefferson; Her father, William “Billy” Gainey, Jr. of Kershaw; Three sisters, Stephanie Smith, Brittany Gainey, and Christa Gainey all of Jefferson; her parternal grandmother, Emma Lee Gainey of Kershaw; a maternal grandfather, Levi Smith of Great Falls; a maternal grandmother, Frances Woodard of Jefferson; Two uncles: Herbert Smith of Jefferson and Michael Gainey of Pageland; a niece, Nevaeh Duran; a special Friend, Drew Peay; and her special “Bubba,” Mason Elks.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 25, 2008.

 

Benny Ray Boone

BENNETTSVILLE – Benny Ray Boone, 62, died Friday, December 19, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held Monday, December 22, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Inter-ment followed at Faith Free Will Bap-tist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, December 22, 2008 prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Boone was born January 19, 1946 in Cheraw, a son of the late Newberry and Ruby Lee Brown Boone. He was a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran with 20 years of service and was also a retired truck driver.

 

Surviving was a son, Richard Wayne Boone of Cheraw; a daughter, Cindy B. Mathis of Cheraw; Two grandchildren, Cody Lee Mathis and Chloe Marie Terraglia.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 25, 2008.

 

Walter R. Burr, Jr.

CHESTERFIELD – Walter R. Burr, Jr., 83, died Friday, December 19, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2008 at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Inter-ment followed in the Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield.

 

Mr. Burr was born February 22, 1925 in Rockingham, N.C., a son of the late Walter Ruford Burr and Pauline Burr. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School. Mr. Burr retired as owner and operator of Chesterfield Repair Shop and was also a former substitute mail carrier. Walter was an artist and en-joyed painting many of the county churchs and presenting them as gifts to the churches. He was an avid his-torian and was a former member of the Chesterfield County Historical Society. Walter was a former member of the Chesterfield Town Council, Chesterfield Fire Department, and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.

 

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Betty Gulledge Burr of the home; Two sons, Keith Burr and his wife, Marilyn, and Kurt Burr,  both of Chesterfield; two daughters, Kathy Sheeler and her husband, Tom, and Kay Clark and her husband, Rod, both of Chesterfield; Two grandsons, Lee Sheeler and Roddy Clark, both of Chesterfield; a great granddaughter, Brantley Grace Sheeler; a sister, Sarah Doner of Pensacola, Fla.

 

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Mille-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 25, 2008.

 

Jack Barry Teal

CHESTERFIELD – Jack Barry Teal, Sr., 63, died December 19, 2008 at his home.

 

Funeral services were held, Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home Chapel. Visit-ations was held Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Mr. Teal was born November 1, 1945 in Chesterfield, a son of the late Rob-ert Tyler and Wilma Thompson Teal. He was a graduate of Chesterfield High School and attended Wingate College. Barry was a master craftsman and was owner of Teal’s Woodshop. He was a member of the Chesterfield Masonic Lodge No. 220 and Omar Shrine Temple, and attended First Southern Methodist Church. Barry was an avid saltwater fisherman, golfer, and gardner. In addition to his parents, whe was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda T. Dixon, and a nephew, Mark Payne.

 

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Moss Teal of the home; Tree4 sons, Jack Barry Teal, Jr. and Kenneth Barry Taylor, both of Chesterfield, and Tyler Edward Teal of Charleston. A daugh-ter, Jacqueline Teal Childs and her husband, Harry of Chesterfield; Four grandchildren, Jack Barry Teal, III, Harry, Wiley and Aleene Childs; Two sisters, Barbara Teal and Carolyn Cohen, both of Chesterfield; three nieces and nephews.   

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, S.C. 29709.

 

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 25, 2008.

 

Dakota Royce Merriman

CHERAW – Dakota Royce Merriman, 21, died Dec. 13, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church in Cheraw. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

 

Dakota left us oh so fast. It broke our heart to lose you Dakota. We love you and we will miss you greatly. See you in that great bye and bye, that new home in the sky.

 

Dakota Royce Merriman was born on April 1, 1987 in Florence. He was the son of Arvada Merriman, Sr. and Sharon E. Ingram. He departed this earthly life on Saturday, December 13,  2008 at the age of twenty-one.

 

Dakota confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of Pleasant Grove A.M.E. Zion Church.

 

He was a 2006 graduate of Chester-field High School where he was a member of the track team and football team. He was employed with Defender, Cheraw.

 

He leaves to cherish his loving memo-ries: his parents, Arvada Merriman, Sr. and Sharon E. Ingram; a sister, Patrice M. Merriman, Cheraw; a brother, Arvada Merriman, Jr. of the home; matermal grandparents, James and Mable Ingram, Chesterfield; parternal grandfather Royce L. Merriman, Chesterfield; two nieces, Adriyanna K. Ingram and KaLeah Y. Ingram both of Cheraw; three aunts, Wanda (Dennis) Cassidy, Cynthia Rice and Debra Jenkins all of Chesterfield; five uncles, Wallace D. (Tracy) Merriman, Marvin Merriman, Royce L. Merriman, Jr., all of Cheraw and James (Tammy) Ingram, Jr., Patrick, and Lorenzo (Vivian) Merriman, Bennettsville; a special friend, Chelsea Smith, Cheraw; and a host of cousins, and other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 25, 2008.

 

Norris Clark

JEFFERSON – Norris Clark, 75, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008.

 

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

 

Mr. Norris Clark was born on May 11, 1943 in Jefferson, SC to the late Wade and Maggie Gale Clark. He was raised in Jefferson, South Carolina by the late Sanford and Dora Gale Miller. The Lord called him home after an extended illness. Norris departed this life on Monday, December 15, 2008 at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut.

 

At an early age, he joined the Hope-well United Methodist Church.

 

Norris attended Shannon Elementary School in Jefferson, South Carolina and later moved to New York where he finished high school.

 

He was the owner and operator of Clark Sanitation for thirty five years. On May 16, 1986 he was united in holy matrimony to Constance Jacobs.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife, Constance; two sons, Norris Gregory Clark, Stamford, CT and Terrances Joyner (Pamela), Virgin-ia; two daughters, Crystal Taylor (John), Bridgeport, CT and Kimberly James (Wayne), Stamford, CT, a step-daughter, MarLinda Jacobs McKenzie (Frederick), Norwalk, CT; eight grand-children; Darrin Taylor, Johnny Taylor, Evan Taylor, Wayne James, Joseph Janes, ReMar Jacobs-Gantt, Chanae Joyner and Terrance Joyner, Jr.; three aunts, Marthell Clark Dorsey, Charlotte, NC, Ida Mae Gale, Bethune, SC and Eva Gale, Washington, DC; two uncles, Sam Clark (Margaret), Char-lotte, NC and Frank Clark, Redding, PA; a special cousin, Betty Mungo (Howard), Jefferson, SC; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

Flemming Funeral Home is serving the family. Published in the Cheraw Chronicle & The Chesterfield Advertiser (Cheraw, SC), page; 5A; Thursday, December 25, 2008.