-- Dorothy G. Buchanan, 71, of 513 Elizabeth Ln., died June 27, 1997
at Rehab and Health Center.
Graveside service is 4 p.m. today in Gaston Memorial Park with Rev.
Richard Williams officiating. Visitation is 2:30-3:30 p.m. today at Greene
Funeral Service, Southside Chapel.
She was retired from textiles.
Survivors include her husband, Earl E. Buchanan of the home; son, Lanny
T. Pruett, Sr. of Gastonia; and father, Walter Branch of Kannapolis.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Messer Branch; daughter,
Brenda J. Branch; and brother, Sherman Branch.
Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, is in charge.
-- Evelyn Ruth Haynes Worthey, 64, of 119 Hallman St., died June 28,
1997 at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Rev. David
Rabb officiating. Burial is in City Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is 4-5:30
p.m. today at Carpenter's Funeral Home.
Born in Gaston County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Haynes
and Marie Neal Haynes. She was a homemaker and member of Emmanuel Baptist
Survivors include her husband, Robert Walter Worthey of the home; daughter,
Donna W. Lay of Cherryville; brothers, Sonny Neal and Rick Neal, both of
Cherryville; sister, Shelby Ford of Cherryville; half-brother, Max Haynes
of China Grove; and grandchildren, Stephanie and Amy Lay.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, Mary's Grove Rd.,
Cherryville, NC 28021.
Carpenter's Funeral Home is in charge.
-- Mrs. Wilma Payne Lucas, 72, of 4959 Payne Rd., died June 27, 1997
at Springs Memorial Hospital.
Funeral is 3 p.m. Monday at Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church with Revs.
Steve Anglin and George McDowell officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, and
other times at the home.
Born May 25, 1925 in Kershaw, she was a daughter of the late Ben and
Minnie Catoe Payne and wife of the late James O. ``Bill'' Lucas. She was
a member of Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church, where she was a member of the
Ladies Adult Sunday School class and the WMU. She was retired from Caro-Knit.
Survivors include her sons, Danny Lucas of Clearwater and Tim Lucas
of Great Falls; daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Joyce) Newman of Rock Hill and
Mrs. Bobby (Nancy) Taylor of Kershaw; brothers, Junior Payne of Hartsville,
and William Payne, Jessie Payne and Connie Payne, all of Kershaw; sisters,
Mrs. Ollie Mae Bartell and Mrs. Henry (Arlevia) Wallace, both of Kershaw;
and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church, 7980 Haile
Gold Mine Rd., Kershaw, SC 29067.
Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, is in charge.
Mr. Steven Douglas Krees,
35, of South Vicksburg Park Dr., died Thursday, June 26, 1997, in his
Private services will be held in Piscataway, NJ.
Steve was born February 22, 1962 in Waterbury, CT. He was the son of
the late Stephen and Marie B. Krees. A Charlotte resident for 11 years,
he was a self-employed construction contractor.
Survivors include his brother, Brian Krees of Piscataway, NJ; and his
grandmother, Ruth Krees of Charlotte.
Arrangements are in the care of Carolina Funeral & Cremation Center.
Mr. Robert Lee Foster, Jr.,
61, of Charlotte, died Thursday, June 26, 1997, at Presbyterian Hospital.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, in Charlotte
Memorial Gardens with Rev. Tim Smith officiating. The family will receive
friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte
Mr. Foster, a native of Charlotte, was retired after 30 years of service
with the U.S. Postal Service. He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Foster, Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Myrtle C. Foster; daughters,
Mary Frances Ford and her husband, Martin Robert Ford, of Spartanburg,
SC and Robin Leigh Medlock and her husband, Lanny Joe Medlock, Jr., of
Mt. Holly; and his mother, Mrs. Virginia Jones Foster of Charlotte.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to United
Wesleyan Church, 3126 Milton Rd., Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28215.
McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel, is serving the family of
-- Ms. Bonnie Ann Price McCoy, 59, of 6753 Wylie Circle Dr., died June
27, 1997 at Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel.
Burial is in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Jefferson. Visitation is 7-9
p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at the home.
Born April 24, 1938 in Jefferson, she was a daughter of the late Buddy
and Pearl Blackmon Price. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and
was employed by Springs Industries.
Survivors include her sons, Freddie Rushing and Jackie Rushing, both
of Kershaw; daughters, Ms. Joy Ann Gentiles, Miss Missy McCoy and Miss
Beth McCoy, all of Kershaw; brother, George Price of Concord, NC; sisters,
Mrs. James (Ruth) Roberts of Columbia, and Mrs. Iva Lee Payne, Mrs. Evelyn
Harris and Mrs. Luther (Gertrude) Hendrix, all of Kershaw; five grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, is in charge.
Mrs. Pearl M. Harrison,
92, of Charlotte, died June 27, 1997 at The Oaks in Huntersville, NC.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Harrison will be 1 p.m. Monday,
June 30, 1997, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, with the Reverend
Glenn Gunter, Cornerstone Baptist Church, officiating. Committal will follow
in Evergreen Burial Park, Mint Hill. The family will receive friends one
hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Harrison was born June 3, 1905 in Union County, North Carolina,
the daughter of the late Robert McCorkle and Lucinda King McCorkle. She
attended the Union County schools, graduating from Mineral Spring High
School. Mrs. Harrison worked for Western Union, Efirds Department Store,
Lance, Inc., Ivey's and retired from Belk's Department Store.
She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, where she was a member
of the Church Circle and Sunday School Class. Mrs. Harrison was a member
of Chantilly Baptist Church for over fifty years before it merged with
the Cornerstone Baptist Church. At Chantilly Baptist Church she taught
Sunday School for fifty years, played the piano for the youth department
and sang in the choir.
Mrs. Harrison was very dedicated to her church and participated in
many church activities. Her life revolved around her church, family and
Mrs. Harrison is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Tommye Lou Withrow
and her husband, Mack Withrow, of Charlotte; son, Malcolm Rea of Wilmington,
NC; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and six great great-grandchildren;
brother, Robert McCorkle of Durham, NC; and sister, Virginia Coya of Atlanta,
Mrs. Harrison was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. John Wesley
Harrison, a daughter and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 8947 Albemarle
Road, Charlotte, NC 28227.
McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, is serving the family of
-- Mr. Leonard Luther Rhyne, 88, formerly of Clover, died June 28,
1997 at Ebenezer Nursing Home, Rock Hill.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at Crowders Creek ARP Church, where he was
a member, with Revs. Harry Schutte and Charles Stewart officiating. Burial
is in the church cemetery. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. today at M.L. Ford &
Sons Funeral Home, Clover.
Born August 12, 1908 in Gaston County, NC, he was a son of the late
Frank Marsellus and Laura Jane Whitesides Rhyne. A retired farmer, he was
a member of the SC Angus Association. He was the widower of Mrs. Lucy Pearson
Rhyne and Rose L. Faulkner Rhyne.
Survivors include his son, Richard L. Rhyne of Rock Hill; daughter,
Barbara R. Shillinglaw of York; stepdaughter, Sara Priester of Cary, NC;
seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one step-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Betty R. Whitesides.
Memorials may be made to Crowders Creek ARP Church, 207 Crowders Creek
Rd., Gastonia, NC 28052.
M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, is in charge.
-- Margaret Setzer Grill, 72, of 136 W. Park Avenue, died June 27,
1997 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
Graveside service is 3 p.m. Sunday in Willow Valley Cemetery with Rev.
Gerald Davis officiating. Visitation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Neill
Born in Iredell County, she was a retired librarian with Hanrnett County
Survivors include her brother, Hoyle Setzer of Mooresville; sister,
Virgie Setzer of Mooresville; two nieces and one nephew.
Neill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
-- Mrs. Barbara R. Porter, 66, of 304 Bancroft Court, Forest Acres,
died Friday, June 27, 1997.
Services will be held 12 noon Saturday, July 12, 1997, at Trinity Episcopal
Though born in Laurel, Mississippi, she lived many years in Montgomery,
Alabama before moving to Columbia. She was the daughter of the late Nolen,
Sr. and Dorothy Jones Reynolds. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
Surviving are her husband, William B. Porter of Forest Acres; daughter,
Laura P. Addington of Greenville; son, Dr. Steven B. Porter of Orinda,
CA; brother, Nolen B. Reynolds, Jr. of Scaley Mountain, NC; and grandchildren,
Caroline Addington and Elizabeth Addington, both of Greenville, and Matthew
Porter and Adam Porter, both of Orinda, CA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Cathedral Organ
Fund, c/o Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201.
Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
-- Mr. Walter Monroe Moody, 83, former superintendent of the Latta
Area Schools, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at St. Eugene Community Hospital
in Dillon, SC.
He was a son of the late Alton Carol Moody and Sallie Hayes Moody of
Lake View, SC.
Mr. Moody was principal of Bermuda-High Hill Elementary School, Dillon
County, from 1937 to 1940 and principal of the Kemper School, Dillon County,
from 1940 to 1942. He entered World War II as a second Lieutenant in the
U.S. Air Corps until 1946 and returned to the Kemper School as principal
until 1949. He was then elected principal of the Saxe-Gotha (Red Bank)
Elementary School in Lexington, SC. In 1951 he was elected principal of
the Great Falls Elementary School, Chester County, and three years later
principal of Great Falls High School. After a term of six years he moved
to McColl, SC, where he was principal of McColl High School. The following
year he was elected superintendent of the Latta Area Schools until his
retirement in 1970. In 1970 he also retired from the U.S. Air Corps Reserves
as a Lieutenant Colonel.
He served as president of the Dillon County Teachers Association for
two terms, and he was a member of the SCEA and life member of the National
Teachers Association. He was a past Master of Blue Lodge, a Shriner, past
member of the Latta Rotary Club, the Lions Club and the Moose Club of Great
Falls and the Kiwanis Club at McColl. He was also a member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
He was a member of the Latta Baptist Church, member of the Board of
Deacons and Director of the Baptist Training Union.
Memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, June 30,1997, at
the Latta Baptist Church with burial in Lake View Cemetery in Lake View,
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Taylor Moody.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Jimmy Medlin
of Laurinburg, NC; one son, Walter M. Moody, Jr. of the home; two sisters,
Kate Culbertson and Ruth Fetner, both of Charleston, SC; two grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday evening at
Kannaday's Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to the Latta Baptist Church, 202 N. Marion St.,
Latta, SC 29565.
-- Selena C. Camp, 44, of 6400 Fox Hunt Road, died June 27, 1997 at
Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at McEwen Funeral Service,
Mint Hill Chapel. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Charlotte. The
family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at the
Born February 6, 1953 in Charlotte, she was the daughter of the late
Horace Woodrow and Gladys Sells Crump. She was an insurance underwriter.
Survivors include her companion, Jimmy Pressley of Indian Trail, NC;
three sisters, Terry Clark and her husband, Jack, of Waxhaw, NC, Lou Ellen
Stilwell of Matthews, NC and Annette Shaffer and her husband, Harold, of
Charlotte; four nieces, Kelly Lyons, Heather Clark, Robin Stilwell and
Michelle Shaffer; and three nephews, Chris Stilwell, Greg Stilwell and
The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of the donor's
McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, is serving the family.
Mr. Harry L. Potts, Jr.,
76, died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at his residence.
A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, he had lived in Charlotte over
20 years. During World War II, he served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy
aboard the USS Nevada. A graduate of the University of Chattanooga, he
retired in 1995 from Langer and Associates as an insurance auditor. He
was a member of Pineville United Methodist Church, whee he served as president
of the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth G. Potts; two daughters, Deborah
Runyan and Adrin McNabb, both of Chattanooga, TN; a sister, Mildred Ellis
of Sarasota, Florida; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Pineville United
Methodist Church, with members of the Fellowship Class serving as honorary
pallbearers. Reverend Dr. Thomas C. Herin will officiate. The family will
receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Home, Pineville
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pineville United Methodist
Church or Hospice at Charlotte.
-- Mrs. Rosa Billings Church, 94, formerly of Legion Drive, North Wilkesboro,
died Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Wilkes Senior Village.
She was born September 24, 1902 in Wilkes County to Andrew Jackson
Billings and Dossie Ann Smoot Billings. In October 1938 she married A.M.
(Ance) Church, who died in 1992. She was a member of North Wilkesboro First
Baptist Church, where she was very active in church affairs and was a member
of North Wilkesboro Women's Club and North Wilkesboro Garden Club. She
was a former secretary with Wilkes County Agents Office, Sturdivant Life
Insurance Company, and later with the Church Lumber Company. She was a
graduate of Draughnn's Business College.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Patricia Church
of Kings Mountain; one daughter, Mrs. Ken (Ann) Barnes of Winston-Salem;
five grandchildren, Jeff Church of Lincolnton, David Church of Mocksville,
Tammy Church of North Wilkesboro, and Andy Barnes and Gregory Barnes, both
of Charlotte; and five great-grandchildren, Mindy Church and Leslie Church,
both of Roaring River, David Church and Hannah Church, both of Mocksville,
and Alec Barnes of Charlotte.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. Rush Hylton officiating. The family will be at Miller
Funeral Service from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Corner of Sixth and
D Streets, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.