Miscellaneous Aiken County, North Carolina Obituaries

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William Edward Clark
LAKEWOOD, Wash. William Edward "Bill'' Clark died Wednesday, August 22, 2001.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Lakewood, and at a future date in Aiken.
He was a native of Aiken.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Gantt Clark; one son, William A. Clark, Puyallup, Wash.; one daughter, Dina Clark Fulghum, Gig Harbor, Wash.; three sisters, Thelma Duncan, Aiken, Jean Boyd,
Graniteville, and Rachel Chavous, Augusta; one brother, Sidney Clark, Aiken; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mountain View Funeral Home, Tacoma, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

Roger M. Gartman
NORTH Roger M. Gartman died Thursday, August 23, 2001.
Mr. Gartman, 49, resided at 5402 Salley Road.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Riverside Cemetery. 
A native of Orangeburg County, Mr. Gartman was a son of Hazel Bolin Gartman, North, and the late Macon Gartman. He was formerly employed by Kline Iron & Steel Co.
Mr. Gartman was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother; two sons, Kiven Gartman, Columbia, and Kenny Gartman, Swansea; four sisters, Betty Cassidy, North, Sybil Ingram and Eunice Nettles, both of Orangeburg, and Carolyn
Jeffcoat, Pelion; and one brother, Robert Gartman, Aiken.

John W. "Porterfield'' Jones Jr.
former Weyerhauser Co. employee
Funeral services for John W. "Porterfield'' Jones Jr. will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at New Beginning Baptist Church. The Rev. James Jackson will officiate and burial will be in the church
cemetery. 
Mr. Jones, 56, of Hatchaway Bridge Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at 500 Outing Club Road, Aiken.
Mr. Jones was a native of Barnwell County. He was a former employee at Weyerhaeuser Co. in Oakwood. 
Survivors include a sister, Naomi Richardson of Aiken; and two brothers, Ealin Jones of Aiken and Freddie Jones of Oakwood. 
Pallbearers will be Scott Trowell, Frederick Trowell, Rodney Trowell and Levern Geter. 
The family will receive friends at the residence of his sister, Naomi Richardson, 500 Outing Club Road, Aiken, or at Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home beginning 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001. 

Eunice Johnson Turner
BELVEDERE Eunice Johnson Turner, 58, of Clairmont Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at University Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church. The Rev. Clarence Hill will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Survivors include her husband, Moses Turner; a step-daughter, Shirley Ann Turner of Augusta; two sisters, Lillian Alice Hardy of Trenton and Georgia Bell Thompson of Augusta; and three brothers,
James Edward Johnson of Trenton, Joseph Campbell of Aiken and Vincent Campbell of Columbus, Ga.

MR. COFFEY - LT. COL. WILLIAM TIMOTHY COFFEY, US Army Corp of Engineers, Retired. Beloved husband of Jennifer A. Coffey, passed away suddenly on Sat., Sept. 1st, 2001 at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. He was 54 years old. Tim is survived
by 5 brothers. Fr. John Pat and Tom Coffey of Rock Hill, SC., Jerry Coffey and Mathew Coffey of Newberry, SC., and Martin Coffey of Aiken, SC. Survived by 4 sisters, Mary Michael Wooten of Columbia, SC, Christine Angelos, Patricia Williams and
Bridget Miller of Aiken, SC. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, and an extended family of cousins from Ohio and West Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria on Saturday at 10am, Fr. Stefan
Starzynski will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8pm. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery on October 3, 2001 at 11am, meeting at Administration Building at 10:30am. Demaine Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements. DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, 520 S. WASHINGTON STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA, 22314. 703-549-0074

MRS. EUBANKS - Funeral services for MRS. EPSIE KITCHENS EUBANKS will be held Sat. morning at 11am at Darien Baptist Church, 1362 Hatchaway Bridge Rd., Aiken. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Key, Randy
Widener, Danny Jenkins and Rhett Widener. Memorial donations should be directed to the Widener family. Visitation will be this evening, from 6-8pm at George Funeral Homes Southside Chapel, 3175 Whiskey Rd., Aiken. Mrs. Eubanks, 86, of New
Ellenton, died Wednesday at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center, Aiken. The daughter of the late Dock and Bertha (Redd) Kitchens, she was a lifelong resident of Aiken County. A homemaker, she was a active member of Darien Baptist Church where her late
husband, Rev. Jessie Eubanks was pastor during the 1950's. She is also pre-deceased by a grandson, Richard Lee Widener who died in 1995. Mrs. Eubanks is survived by a daughter; Mrs. Jessie Widener, New Ellenton, a brother; Albert Kitchens,
Montmorenci, a sister; Margaret Ataway, Warrenville, three grandchildren, Randy Widener, Pam Jenkins and Rhett Widener and four great grandchildren, Dana Widener, Brooke Gunter, Whitney Jenkins and Dailyn Widener. GEORGE FUNERAL HOMES
SOUTHSIDE CHAPEL, 3175 WHISKEY RD., AIKEN, SC.

MR. GUNTER - Funeral services for MR. ROBERT W. GUNTER, JR. were held yesterday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Batesburg. Pallbearers were Jimmy Williamson, Robert Williamson, Marion Boyd, Chad Kimbrell, Scott Vincent, Bill Smith and Ryan
Gunter. George Funeral Homes Historic Downtown Chapel, Aiken, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Gunter, 67, of Aiken, died September 1, 2001 at his residence. He is survived by two sisters, Lilly Boyd, Springfield, SC and Katherine Whittle,
Windsor, SC and five nieces and nephews, Judy Whittle, Ryan Gunter, Robert Williamson, Jimmy Williamson and Susan Williamson. GEORGE FUNERAL HOME HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 211 PARK AVE., SW, AIKEN, SC.

MRS. HENDRIX - Funeral services for MRS. IRENE KEY HENDRIX, will be held on today, at 2pm at George Funeral Homes Historic Downtown Chapel, 211 Park Ave. SW, Aiken, SC with Dr. James Rivers officiating. Pallbearers will be John Martin,
Charles Key, Billy Key, Claude Key, George Hagen and Myers Porter. Interment will follow at Talatha Church Cemetery, Aiken. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association 326 Greene St. Augusta, GA 30901. Mrs. Hendrix,
81, of Aiken, died Tuesday, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The daughter of the late James Anderson and Della (Boyd) Key, she was a lifelong resident of Aiken County. Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by a son, James Isaiah Hendrix and her
husband Isaiah Hendrix, Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jan Larsen, Aiken; two grandchildren, Allen Isaiah Larsen and his wife, Kimberly Marie (Napier) Larsen and Teresa Irene Laster; two great-grandchildren, Valerie Marie Larsen and Cara Dawn
Larsen. GEORGE FUNERAL HOMES, INC., HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 211 PARK AVE., SW, AIKEN, SC.

MR. LENARZ - MR. DENVER C. LENARZ, SR. of Flint Dr., Lynwood, SC, husband of the late Mattie Coleman Lenarz entered into rest Sat., Sept. 1, 2001. Funeral services will be held on Friday in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 pm with Revs.
Frank Copeland and Larry Gregory officiating. Interment Sunset Memory Gardens. HATCHER FUNERAL HOME, US HWY. #1, LANGLEY, S.C.

MR. SANDEFUR - Entered into rest on Wednesday, MR. TIMOTHY ALAN SANDEFUR, husband of Mrs. Miriam Smith Sandefur 117 Olivia Way, Lot 12, Gloverville, SC. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 5pm in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rav. Don Morris Officiating. HATCHER FUNERAL HOME, US HWY. 1, LANGLEY, S.C.

MRS. SPRUELL - Died Wednesday, Sept. 5 2001, at Mattie C. Hall Health Care Center. MRS. ANNETTA SPRUELL, 63, of 3335 Wise Creek Lane, Aiken S.C. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME,
924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC 642-3456.

MRS. HART - Died Thursday, September 6, 2001, at University Hospital, Augusta, GA. MRS. LINDA BOWMAN HART, 58, of 202 Green Street, Ridge Spring, SC. Loving wife of Alex B. Hart, and beloved mother of two daughters, Linda Alexander, Summerville, SC, Cindi Turner Rainers, Hardeeville, SC; a son, Ralph Steven Wilkie, Greenwood, SC; a step-daughter, Sandra D. Hart, Summerville, SC; and a step-son, Jody B. Hart, Columbia, SC. Other survivors include seven grandchildren; two sisters, Wilena Mason, Greer, SC, Jean Reeder Wilkes, Greenwood, SC; and a brother, Ernest P. "Buddy'' Bowman, Gainesville, GA. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at United Methodist Church, Ridge Spring. The Rev. John E. Kneece will officiate. Interment will follow in Ridge Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Friday evening at SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC. CUMBEE CHAPEL, 401 MAIN STREET, RIDGE SPRING, SC 803-685-7200.

J. Lawton Stroble Jr.
Graniteville Co. retiree
Graveside services for J. Lawton Stroble Jr. will be held Friday, June 22, 2001, at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Paul Rogers and Gene Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Graniteville Cemetery.
Mr. Stroble, 83, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Mr. Stroble was a native of Aiken County. He was a retired purchasing manager with the Graniteville Co. and was a member of St. John United Methodist Church, Graniteville. He served in the Army Air Corps and was a member of the Leisure Club of Graniteville and BASHA. He was the husband of the late Isabell Cook Stroble and the son of the late Joseph L. Stroble Sr. and the late Callie Ergle Stroble.
Survivors include two sons, Michael D. Stroble of New Orleans and Joe L. Stroble of Greenville; a brother, Jesse Stroble of Hawaii; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Graniteville, 29829.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Napier Funeral Home.

Wade H. Barefield
Funeral services for Wade H. Barefield will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Zion Hill Baptist Church in the Talatha Community. The Rev. Joseph Cook will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Barefield, of Camellia St., died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Friends may call at the residence or at Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home beginning 3 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2001.
The remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 2 p.m. until the hour of service.

Eloise H. Watson
retired buyer
CLEARWATER - Eloise R. Hixon Watson died Wednesday, June 20, 2001.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 22, 2001, at 4 p.m. at the Bath United Methodist Church.
The Revs. James Alewine and Frank Copeland will officiate.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Watson was the wife of the late Calvin Watson. She was a native of Columbia and a member of the Bath United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
She was also a member of the Daughters of America, the Graniteville Leisure Club and the B.C. Club. Mrs. Watson was the house mother for the student nurses at Orangeburg Regional Hospital School of Nursing from 1973-1977. She was also a retired buyer for J.B. White's.
Survivors include a step-son, John T. Watson of Abilene, Tex.; siblings, Sally Bridges of Joanna, Jessie Barden of Gloverville and Birdelle Goeller of Granite City, Ill.; a step-grandchild and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be W.L. Barden, Mike Bledsoe, Grady Padgett, Wayne Ott, Jerry Cromer, Jerry Rucker and Bo Rucker.
Memorials may be made to the Bath United Methodist Church, Drawer C, Bath, 29816.
Friends may call at the residence of her niece, Martha Bledsoe, 139 Johnson St., Gloverville, or tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley.

Mary A. Archer Wheat
teacher, headmistress
STAMFORD, CONN. - Mary Anderson Archer Wheat, 87, died Friday, June 15, 2001, at Stamford Hospital after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2001, at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church in Aiken. The Revs. Leon Mezeliak Jr., Mellie Hickey and Howard Hess will officiate.
Burial will be in the St. Thaddeus Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Wheat was a resident of Aiken from 1953 to 1996. She was a teacher and guidance counselor at St. Angela Academy and Aiken High School.
She also served as headmistress at Aiken Day School and acting headmistress at Mead Hall.
She was president of the St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church Women and the first woman at the church to be elected to the vestry. 
She was also president of the Aiken Branch and the South Carolina State Division of the American Association of University Women and was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, a teaching honorary society.
Mrs. Wheat was the wife of the late Dr. J. Allen Wheat. Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Polly Wheat of Astoria, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the J. Allen and Mary Anderson Archer Wheat Scholarship Fund, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, N.Y., N.Y, 10027., or the Mary Anderson Archer Wheat Research and Development Endowment, American Association of University Women, 1111 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20036.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Shellhouse Funeral Home.

Aldus B. 'Sonny' Ivey Jr.
Murray Biscuit Co. retiree
AUGUSTA - Aldus B. "Sonny'' Ivey Jr., 62, of Bedford Drive died June 19, 2001, at University Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2001, at Harrington Funeral Home, Hamlet, N.C. The Rev. W.L. Williams will officiate and burial will be in Peels Chapel Cemetery, Laurel Hill, N.C.
Mr. Ivey was a native of Hamlet and had made Augusta his home for the past 50 years. He was a member of Peels Chapel Weslyan Church and was retired from Murray Biscuit Co. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Richardson Ivey; two sons, Allen E. Ivey of Rockingham, N.C., and William Rachels of Rock Hill; two daughters, Sherry I. Clarke of Belvedere and Ruth Green of Mineral Bluff, Ga.; a brother, Ernest Reynolds of Hamlet; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys C. Hancock
BEECH ISLAND - Funeral services for Gladys C. Hancock, 84, of Gladys Drive will be held Friday, June 22, 2001, at 3 p.m. at the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. The Rev. Albert Tuten Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. 
Mrs. Hancock died June 19, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Mrs. Hancock was a native of Metter, Ga. and had made Beech Island her home for the past 44 years. 
Survivors include her husband, Walter M. Hancock; a step-son, Sterling Hancock of Beech Island; two step-daughters, Michelle Tuton of Estill and Debbie Wilson of San Francisco; a sister, Nita Long of Savannah, Ga.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Leon Floyd, Craig Williams, Ronnie Williams, Jim Kirk, Harvey D. Bellamy and Pete
Steele.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. or at the residence.

Quemella Felder
ORANGEBURG - Quemella Felder, 84, of Whitman St. died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Orangeburg Nursing Home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jackson's Memorial Chapel, Neeses.

HOLLOWAY - Entered into rest February 8, 2001, MR. FREDDIE HOLLOWAY, 68, of 1959 Hwy. 25 N., Edgefield, S.C. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2001, at Springfield Baptist Church, Edgefield, S.C., with the Reverend Randy Holloway officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. G. L. BRIGHTHARP & SONS MORTUARY, 390 BEAUFORT ST., NE, AIKEN, SC

MRS. SKIPPER - Funeral services for MRS. ROSA LEE DAVIS SKIPPER will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 4 pm at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Ridge Spring, SC, with Major Jerry Lyle, Captain Timothy P. Carter, and Reverend Charles Yoho officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Skipper, 80, of Aiken, SC, died Saturday, February 10, 2001 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Mrs. Skipper is survived by a son, Johnny E. Skipper, Sr., Aiken, SC; step-sons, Curtis Skipper, and Benny Skipper, both of Swansea, SC; daughters, Louise Funderburk, Aiken, SC and Sybil Carlisle, New Ellenton, SC; a step-daughter, Beatrice Eisele, Swansea, SC; a sister, Alma Craig, Aiken, SC; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A son, Samuel Curtis Skipper, Jr.; a step-son, Billy Skipper; and two brothers, Cecil Davis and William A. Davis, preceded Mrs. Skipper in death. Memorials in memory of Mrs. Skipper may be made to The Salvation Army, 322 Gayle Ave., NW, Aiken, SC 29801. The family will receive friends Monday, February 12, 2001 from 7 - 9 pm at the funeral home. GEORGE FUNERAL HOMES, INC., HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 211 PARK AVE., SW., AIKEN, SC

NEWSOME - Entered into rest February 10, 2001, Mrs. Ann Cleckley Newsome, 609 Audubon Circle, Belvedere, SC. She was the wife of the late Mr. William Isaac Newsome. Additional survivors include a grandson, Michael Martin. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 PM in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lloyd Prince officiating. Interment: Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the residence or on Monday evening from 6 to 9 PM at the HATCHER FUNERAL HOME, US HWY. #1, LANGLEY, S.C.

MR. DAVIS - Entered into rest Feb. 10, 2001, MR. CECIL "SLIM'' DAVIS, Graniteville, S.C. Husband of Mrs. Edith Rains Davis and son of the late John W. Davis and Carrie Preston Davis. In addition to his wife, Mr. Davis is survived by three daughters, Joyce D. Chandler, Dovie D. Yonn and Susan Greene; two sons, Buddy Davis and J. D. Davis; a sister, Alma Craig; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted, today, Monday, February 12, 2001 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Napier Funeral Home in Graniteville, S.C., with Mr. Ed Thurmond officiating. The interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. NAPIER FUNERAL HOME, 315 MAIN ST., GRANITEVILLE, SC

MRS. WHITE - Entered into rest Sunday, February 11, 2001, MRS. ARVATER WHITE, of Vaucluse, S.C. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by NAPIER FUNERAL HOME, 315 MAIN ST., GRANITEVILLE, SC.

MR. HERRING - Died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 at his residence. MR. LUTHER LEFON HERRING, 74, of 1521 Pine Log Rd., Aiken, SC. Loving husband of Ellen Arnette Herring and beloved father of Wren Herring, Sausalito, CA, Lee Herring, Philadelphia, PA and Keith Herring, Aiken, SC. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Ellen Herring and Rachael Herring; a sister, Sarah Lee, Dillon, SC; daughter-in-law, Kim Herring; son-in-law, Tim Prouty; and shared family, Kathy Wright, Jason Wright and Shanon Wright. Mr. Herring was a member of New Covenant Praise Church and had retired from E.I. DuPont, SRP. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, Feb. 13th at Shellhouse Funeral Home chapel with Rev. William Griffith, III and the Rev. Terry Butler officiating. Interment will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, New Ellenton, SC. Memorials may be directed to Huntington Disease, 158 W 29th. St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001-5300 or Hitchcock Hospice, 690 Medical Park Dr., Aiken, SC 29801. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM tonight at SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC.

MRS. PYCRAFT - Died Feb. 11, 2001 at Trinity Lutherian Home. MRS. PAULINE WYCKOFF PYCRAFT, 90, of 213 Laurens St. Aiken, SC. Funeral arrangements will be announced by SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC


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