Miscellaneous Aiken County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Andrew P. Christensen 
Air Force veteran
Andrew P. Christensen, 40, of Aiken, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at his sister's residence in Swarthmore, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at James F. Knoetgen Funeral Home, Morton, Pa. Burial will be in the S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Marple Township, Pa.
A native of Ridley Park, Pa., Mr. Christensen was a son of Elmer P. and Olympia Christensen. He was a manager for Westinghouse Savannah River Co.
Mr. Christensen was a 1977 graduate of Ridley High School and a 1981 graduate of Wiedener University with a degree in chemical engineering.
He served in the Air Force. Mr. Christensen was a member of Victory Baptist Church, North Augusta. He was the president of the bowling league in Aiken, coached youth sports and was
involved with Market America Business. Surviving are three sons, Andrew P. Christensen Jr, Swarthmore, Pa. and Ryan T. Christensen and Chadd M. Christensen, both of Aiken; one daughter, Anna-Marie K. Christensen, Aiken; three sisters, Gladys T. Cellucci, Swarthmore, Pa., Donna M. Christensen, Oxford, Pa., and Joy E. Sandefur, Powder Springs, Ga., and his fiancee, Sherry Porter, North Augusta. Memorials may be made to the American BrainTumor Associatoin, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home and from 9-10 p.m. at Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Pennsylvannia.

Carl Travis Gaskins 
Carl Travis Gaskins, 18, of Simpsonville, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at the Greenville Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Reach Out Ministries, Barnwell. The Revs. A. D. Hair and Bob Scroggs will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A native of Aiken, Mr. Gaskins was a son of Clarence Lamar Gaskins and Janice Pate Gaskins Kinard.
He attended Barnwell High School. Surviving are his father and step-mother, Patty Silvas Gaskins, Simpsonville; mother and step-father, Lesley Kinard, Barnwell; one brother, Shawn Lamar
Gaskins, Simpsonville; six sisters, Rebecca Scarberry and Angela Roof, both of Columbia, Leslie Kinard and Stephany Kinard, both of North Augusta, Kelly Palmer, Simpsonville, and Michelle Anderson, Augusta, Ga.; paternal grandmother, Lucy Bernice Mitchum, Bamberg; and maternal grandmother, Irene S. Pate, Barnwell. Memorials may be made to the children's hospital of one's choice.
Folk Funeral Home, Williston, is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew. J. Giralamo 
Andrew J. Giralamo, 75, died Monday Aug. 21, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.
Funeral arrangements will be announce by George Funeral Homes, Southside.

Derrick Keith Randall 
VARNVILLE - Funeral services for Derrick Keith Randall were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Rivers Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bethany Cemetery.
Mr. Randall, 13, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.
A native of Augusta, he attended 7th grade at Robert Smalls Middle School in Beaufort.

Annie L. Scott Williams 
NORTH AUGUSTA - Funeral services for Annie Louise Scott Williams will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Old Storm Branch Baptist Church.
The Rev. Robert Williams will officiate. 
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Williams, 62, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at her residence, 550 Pepper Branch Road. A native of Aiken County, Mrs. Williams was retired from R. E. Phelon.
She was a member of Old Storm Branch Baptist Church and was a member of the sanctuary choir, the Pastor's Aide Club and the Memorial & Beautification
Club, Unit #2. Survivors are two sons, Joseph Williams, Miami, Fla., and Robert Williams, Athens, Ga.; three daughters, Brenda Roberts, Millen, Ga., Linda Harmon,
Warrenville, and Vanessa Cofer, Graniteville; three brothers, Governor Scott Jr., Aiken, Isaac Scott, Atlanta, and Tillman Scott, Great Neck, N.Y.; six sisters,
Sarah Brown, Great Neck, N.Y., Mildred Mckie, Graniteville, Mary A. Riley and Rosa Mae Pickens, both of North Augusta, and Martha Searles and Frances
J. Love, both of Bath; and eight grandchildren.
Friends may call at the residence or at G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary.

Dr. James Calvin Blalock 
Dr. James Calvin Blalock, 68, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at his residence, 39 Troon Way, Aiken.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Shellhouse Funeral Home.
Dr. Blalock was a radiologist.
He was a retired colonel of the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box K, Aiken, S.C. 29802. 
Surviving are his widow, Joanne Rokoas Blalock; step-mother, Venice Nelson, Mayfield, Ky.; two sons, James Calvin Blalock Jr., Aiken, and Jeffrey Steven
Blalock, North Augusta; one daughter, Stephanie Blalock Pratt, Augusta; one brother, Dr. William Neal Blalock, Paducah, Ky.; and a half-sister, Nancy Ray,
Mayfield, Ky.

Ronald G. Brennan 
NORTH AUGUSTA - Ronald G. Brennan, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at his residence, 419 Big Oak Drive.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Rowland Funeral Home. Burial will be private.
A native of Chicago, Mr. Brennan was a retired copywriter and photographer for Prudential Insurance Co. Surviving are his widow, Kathleen B. Brennan; three sons, Thomas Brennan and Jeffrey Brennan, both of North Augusta, and William Brennan, Atlanta; two
daughters, Debbie West, Wauconda, Ill., and Karen Keefer, North Augusta; one sister, Edith Brennan, Chicago; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 326 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901 or to the American Heart Association, 1003 Hammond
Road, Aiken, S.C. 29803.
Friends may call from 2-3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Virginia Ruth Lowe 
NORTH AUGUSTA - Virginia Ruth Lowe died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mrs. Lowe, 79, resided at 303 Morgan Ave.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta. The Rev. Dan McMillan will officiate.
A native of South Charleston, W. Va., Mrs. Lowe was a daughter of the late Lewis Averial and Jane Elizabeth Farley. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Lowe was the widow of Amos Raymond Lowe.
Surviving are two daughters, Virginia Rae Giddings, Columbia, and Deanna Miller, Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Gordon Farley, Jacksonville, Fla., and
Lawrence Farley, Whiteville, N.C.; four sisters, Nadine Kidd, Palm Bay, Fla., Janice Whitman, Charleston, W.Va., Donna Kidd, Bluefield, W. Va., and Phyllis
Bird, Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Daryl Giddings II, Edward Giddings, Jeff Peters, Ken Butler, Eric Miller, David Miller, Richard Moore and David Icenhour.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Starling-Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta. 

Arthur J. McDaniel Jr.
Army Veteran
GRANITEVILLE - Arthur J. (A.J.) McDaniel, Jr., 71, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church. The Revs. Bert Walker and Albert Atkinson will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset
Memory Gardens.
A native of Edgefield County, Mr. McDaniel was a son of the late Arthur J. McDaniel Sr. and Maggie Quarles McDaniel. He was retired from the Graniteville Co.
Mr. McDaniel was a past member of the Army National Guard Reserve in Edgefield.
He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Everlee Wilson McDaniel; one son, Arthur Lynn McDaniel, Graniteville; one daughter, Sherri McDaniel Jenik, Aiken; one brother,
George L. McDaniel, Columbia; one sister, Carolyn Cato, Aiken; and one grandchild.
Pallbearers will be past and present deacons of Calvary Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Vision Fund, 20 Second St., Graniteville, S.C., 29829.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today at Napier Funeral Home.

Lowell G. Myers
Air Force Veteran
NORTH AUGUSTA - Lowell G. Myers died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.
Mr. Myers, 68, resided at 1944 Robin Road.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rowland Funeral Home. The Rev. H.B. Johnston will officiate. Burial will be private.
A native of Orangeburg County, Mr. Myers was a retired instrument instructor for Du Pont at the Savannah River Site.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Myers was a member of Bowman Southern Methodist Church. He was a 44-year resident of North Augusta.
Surviving are his widow, Joyce M. Myers; two sons, Lowell William Myers and Walter Bryan Myers, both of North Augusta; one brother, Malvin L. Myers,
Hampstead, N.C.; one sister, Inez Myers Lehman, West Columbia; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 115 Greenville St. SW, Aiken, S.C., 29801.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home. 

Ella Mae Sackel Salley
PERRY - Ella Mae Sackel Salley died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000.
Mrs. Salley, 51, resided at 477 Honeysuckle Trail.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Dorcas Baptist Church. The Rev. Henry Murdaugh will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A native of North, Mrs. Salley was a daughter of Nathaniel Sackel Sr. and Anna Mae Lewis Sackel. She was an employee of Swansea Manufacturing Co.
She was a member of St. Dorcas Baptist Church.
Surviving, along with her parents, are a special friend, John D. McMichael, North; two sons, Carl M. Sackel, Wagener, and Norman L. Sackel, Batesburg; five
daughters, Lakishia L. Peeples, Wagener, Marilyn Salley, Geneva Salley, Barbara A. Salley and Mary A. Salley, all of the home; four step-children, all of
Aiken; three brothers, Nathaniel Sackel Jr. and Alfred Sackel, both of North, and Jacob Sackel, Columbia; two sisters, Ruth Sackel and Thea Jackson, both of
North; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her brothers, cousins and friends.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today at W.B. Crumel Funeral Home, North. 

Helen Smalls 
WILLISTON - Funeral services for Helen Smalls will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Great Cypress Church, Barnwell.
The Rev. Sydney Williams will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Smalls, 76, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, in Charleston.
Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. today at Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home, Barnwell.

Barbara J. Williams 
WARD - Funeral arrangements for Barbara J. Williams will be announced by Davis Funeral Home, Ridge Spring. 
Ms. Williams, 50, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at her residence.

William J. (Bill) Coontz
Vietnam veteran 
BELINGTON, W. Va. - Funeral services for William J. (Bill) Coontz will be held at 1 p.m. today at Talbott Funeral Home, Belington.
The Revs. Joey Ridenour and W. Todd Coontz will officiate. Burial will be with full military honors in the Grafton National Cemetery.
Mr. Coontz , 63, of 306 Brown Ave., died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at his residence.

Frank Graham 
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Funeral services for Frank Graham will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Brooklyn.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn.
Mr. Graham, 95, of 595 Pennsylvania Ave., died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at his residence.
Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home, Aiken, is in charge of local arrangements, and Armstrong Funeral Home, Brooklyn, is in charge of final arrangements.

Betty Merchant Hicks
WARRENVILLE - Betty Merchant Hicks died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Napier Funeral Home, Graniteville.

Helga Hinkler
NORTH AUGUSTA - Helga Hinkler died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000.
Mrs. Hinkler, 77, resided at 505 Dove St.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Father C. Alexander McDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Hinkler was a native of Germany.
She was the former owner of the North Augusta Wife Saver restaurant.
Mrs. Hinkler was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. She was a member of the Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post No. 71 Auxiliary, Busy Bees.
Surviving are her widower, Harold J. Hinkler; three daughters, Denise Malone and Veronica Hinkler, both of North Augusta, and Karen Powell, Belvedere; one sister, Anneliese Brost, Germany; eight
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home.

Donald Max Ressler
Army Air Corps veteran 
Donald Max Ressler, 78, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at his residence on Pine Log Road, Aiken.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Millbrook Baptist Church. The Revs. Dr. James Rivers and Dr. Eddie Leopard will officiate.
A native of Estherville, Iowa, Mr. Ressler was a son of the late Claude and Susan Stevens Ressler. He was a retired office manager with Atlas Van Lines.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.
He was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mary Ressler; one son, Donald M. Ressler Jr.; two daughters, Susan A. Toole, Aiken, and Marcia L. Gilmore, Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Dorothy Jaster, Sacramento, Calif., and
Helen Sievers, Vancouver, Wash.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Millbrook Baptist Church Building Fund, 176 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, S.C. 29803.

Ben B. Timmerman Jr. 
Ben B. Timmerman Jr. died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Mr. Timmerman, 59, resided at 118 Midland Drive, Aiken.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John's United Methodist Church. The Revs. Sheila D. Rogers, Kenneth L. Nelson and M. Eugene Mullikin will officiate. Burial will be in Aiken
Memorial Gardens.
A native of Anderson, Mr. Timmerman was a son of Clara Elizabeth Shaw Timmerman and the late Benjamin B. Timmerman. He was the former owner of Timmerman Motor Co., Aiken, and was a business
consultant.
He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. He attended Erskine College.
Surviving are his widow, Roberta Debnam Timmerman; one son, Benjamin B. Timmerman III, Aiken; two daughters, Etta Timmerman Shields, Orlando, and Roberta Jeanne Starnes, Melbourne, Fla.; one
brother, Henry Prue Timmerman, Greenwood; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Wallace Kitchings, Duane Beck, Ray Hydrick, Tom Miniard, Cliff Jones, Dr. Paul Goetowski and Jerry Timmerman.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box K, Aiken, S.C. 29802.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Rivers Funeral Home.

Gary Edward Toole
Navy veteran 
NORTH AUGUSTA - Gary Edward Toole died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at the Medical College of Georgia.
Mr. Toole, 78, resided at 200 Terrace Road.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Langley Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Revs. Gene Brown and Charles Maney will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville.
A native of Graniteville, Mr. Toole was a son of the late James A. and Susie Anderson Toole. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a 25-year employee of the Ryder Truck Co. 
He was a member of Langley Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are his widow, Edna Ruby Lane Toole; one son, Steve Toole, Burnettown; one daughter, Christy Toole Lord, Langley; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Marion Seigler, Alfred Gunter, Wayne Gunter, Henry Hutto and Ward Clark.
Friends may call at the residence or at Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley. 

Roser Mae Williams 
NEW ELLENTON - Roser Mae Williams died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.
Mrs. Williams, 82, resided at 427 Richmond Circle.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Baptist Church, Martin. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Williams was a native of Allendale County.
She was a member of Mt. Hope Baptist Church.
Surviving are four sons, Ivory Williams Jr. and Mark A. Williams, both of Long Beach, Calif., and James H. Williams and Lindsey Williams, both of Aiken; four daughters, Jean Elouise Davis, Jamaica,
N.Y., Patricia Woodford, Cleveland, Ohio, Brenda Williams, New Ellenton, and Thelma Patten, Aiken; one brother, Lindsey Simmons, Greenville; three sisters, Annie Laura Graham and Idella Bing, both of
New Ellenton, and Emma L. Holmes, Philadelphia, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lindsey Donel Williams, Douglas Williams, Fred Otis Davis, John Henry Simmons, Douglas Williams and Wayman Graham.
Friends may call at the residence of her son, Lindsey Williams, 1354 Representative Drive, Aiken, or from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Cheatham Funeral Home, New Ellenton.

Thomas D. Woodrum II 
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - Thomas Dana (Wags) Woodrum II, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at his residence, 208 5th Ave. North
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, North Myrtle Beach. 
A native of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, Mr. Woodrum was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dana Woodrum. He was an owner/operator of the Shoney's franchise in Columbia and was national
director of marketing for Shoney's, Inc. in Nashville. 
He was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, where he served as director of renewal ministries and elder emeritus. He was president of the board at Kanawah Valley Memorial Hospital, fund
raising chairman for the March of Dimes, president of the board of the YMCA and general manager of the Charleston Senators (an AAA baseball team), all in Charleston, W. Va.
Surviving are his widow, Barbara Hancock Woodrum; four sons, Thomas Dana Woodrum III and Glen Yeuell Woodrum, both of Sumter, Lawrence Havern Woodrum, Columbia, and John David (Bear)
Woodrum, Aiken; one daughter, Linda Woodrum Haynes, Greenwood, one sister, Joanne Connell, W. Va.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Ave. South, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Willie M. Yarborough 
Willie M. Yarborough died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000.
Mr. Yarborough resided in Aiken.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Stiefeltown Baptist Church. The Revs. Steve Cartin and Dr. W. C. Lowe will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Yarborough was a son of the late Charles A. and Jennie Cushman Yarborough.
Surviving are one brother, Rev. Dr. W. C . Lowe; and three sisters, Jennette Robinson, Lilllie Hellmans and Jennie Lee Renew.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Napier Funeral Home.

Anne Ford Powell 
Funeral services for Anne Ford Powell will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church.
The Rev. Dr. William R. Johnston will officiate. A private burial will follow at Bethany Cemetery.
Anne Ford Powell, 74, of 510 York Street, Aiken, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Avenue, Aiken, 29801, the Oncology Educational Nursing Fund, 1350 Walton Way, 10 West, Augusta, GA 30901, or to the American
Cancer Society, P.O. Box K, Aiken, S.C. 29801.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Shellhouse Funeral Home.

Charles Perren Barker
World War II veteran 
WILLISTON - Graveside services for Charles Perren Barker will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Barnwell County Memory Gardens, Reynolds Road.
The Rev. Ernest Moates will officiate.
Mr. Barker, 77, of Sunnifield Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the Barnwell County Hospital.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1817 Gadsden Street, Columbia, 29201. 
The family will receive friends at the residence.

Maxie Watson
BATESBURG - Funeral services for Maxie Watson will be held at 3 p.m. today at Milton Shealy Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Ray Truett will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Crest Memorial Park.
Mr. Watson, 58, of 5614 Fairview Road, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000.
Pallbearers will be Bob Robertson, Ernest Stiefle, Nickie Smoak, Deano Long, Larry Powell and Tony Friar. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Long, Frankie Fink, Ricky Waters, Josh Waters, Curtis
Sulton, Ernie Bledsoe and Freddy Bush.
Memorials may be made to the Duke University Brain Center.
Friends may call at the residence or at Milton Shealy Funeral Home today from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Steve Cifra
World War II veteran 
NORTH AUGUSTA - Graveside services for Steve Cifra were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Pinegrove Baptist Church Cemetery, Bath.
The Rev. Marty Roberts was to officiate.
Mr. Cifra, 75, of 1136 Crestview Drive, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Austin Frank Ussery
WARRENVILLE - Funeral services for the Rev. Austin Frank Ussery will be held at 1 p.m. today at Warrenville First Baptist Church. The Revs. J.B. Redd, Edward Newsome and Robert Huffman will
officiate. Entombment will be in Skyview Memorial Lawn in Vallejo, Calif. at a later date.
Mr. Ussery, 78, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000. in Augusta.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 400 Percival Road, Columbia, 29206.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 100 Robbe Street, Warrenville, or from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Corrine C. Gorman
Funeral services for Corrine C. Gorman will be private and under the direction of George Funeral Homes, Downtown. Mrs. Gorman, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. 

Kenneth L. Seay
WARRENVILLE - Kenneth L. Seay, 44, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000.
Funeral services for Kenneth L. Seay will be private and under the direction of George Funeral Homes, Downtown.


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