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Jean M. Avery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Jean M. Avery, 64, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Carolinas Medical Center. 

She lost a courageous battle with lung cancer and left this Earth to be with her Heavenly Father. 

She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a master's degree in English, then taught advanced literature at West Mecklenburg High School for 16 years. She was an adviser fo the Junior-Senior Prom, Indianettes, Key Club and was chairwoman of the English department. 

She volunteered her time as a group leader for student activities and trips, such as ski club trips, cruises and trips to Europe and annual trips to Washington. She was elected by her fellow teachers to serve as chairwoman of the Superintendent's Council, which represented all CMS teachers. After leaving the teaching profession, she joined her husband and two sons in the family accounting business. After her retirement, she was a member of Piper Glen Country Club and served on the Architecture Review Committee and was also head of the Beach Mountain Homeowner's Association. 

She was a true friend to many, a loving wife and mother, and a special person to everyone she met. She loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed by all. 

Survivors include her beloved mother, Ruby McNeely; her husband, Darrell Avery Sr.; two sons, Darrell Avery Jr. and Jeffrey L. Avery; and a grandson, Isaiah, all of Charlotte. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. 

Memorials may be made to Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville Matthews Roads, Charlotte, NC 28226. 

Harry and Bryant Co. is in charge. 

Walter D. Bateman

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. | Walter Davis Bateman, 79, of Lake Forest Drive Southwest, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002. 

He was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Lowville, N.Y., a son of the late Niles and Veva Davis Bateman. He was a retired insurance executive, a veteran of the Army Air Corps, a volunteer for the hospice of Myrtle Beach and a 1949 graduate of Syracuse University. 

Survivors include his wife, Jane Frenette Bateman; a daughter, Mary Bateman-Ferry and her husband, John, of Victor, N.Y.; four sons, David Bateman and his wife, Barbara, of Raleigh, N.C., Peter Bateman and his wife, Mary, of Alexandria, Va., Walter Stephen Bateman and his wife, Cheryl, of Rochester, N.Y., and Andrew Bateman and his wife, Julie, of Raleigh; and a sister, Barbara Henry of Roanoke, Va.; and 12 grandchildren. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Brendan's Catholic Church. Burial will be at a later date in Lowville Rural Cemetery in Lowville. 

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620 or the hospice of one's choice. 

Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory in Shallotte, N.C., is in charge. 

Furman L. Collins

ORANGEBURG | Furman LeVon "Cotton" Collins, 67, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002. 

Survivors include his former wife and best friend, Betty Collins of Orangeburg; a son, Anthony "Tony" Collins; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Collins of Conway; four daughters, Gail C. Dial of Pelion, Debra Klinicki and her husband, James, of Cordova Sabrina Baker and her husband, Borden, of Orangeburg, Tracy Mintz and Jacob Robinson of Ladson; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Pearline Gaylord of Hendersonville, N.C.; and two brothers, Wendell L. "Ray" Collins of Cope and Rodney L. Hardee of Conway. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Thompson Funeral Home in Orangeburg. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg. 

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of T.R.M.C., 1324 Hutto St., Orangeburg, SC 29118. 

Ruth Fields

BENNETTSVILLE | Ruth Waldrup Fields, 87, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002. 

Survivors include a son, E.W. Fields Jr.; daughters, Shirley Monroe, Vicky Stanton, Sue Coward and Chris Moss; two brothers; three sisters; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be at 513 McCall Ave. in Bennettsville. 

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. 

Whitner-Evans Funeral Home in Bennettsville is in charge. 

Sarah Fullard

MULLINS | Sarah Fullard died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Harper Nursing Home in Estill. 

Arrangements will be announced by Troy's Funeral Home in Mullins. 

Edward L. Gibson

PAWLEYS ISLAND | Edward Louis Gibson, 65, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, in Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston. 

He was born Jan. 4, 1937, in Cynthiana in Harrison County, Ky., a son of the late William Gibson and Elizabeth Horton Gibson. 

He grew up in Kentucky and graduated in 1954 from Cynthiana High School. 

He served in the Army from 1959 until 1968. He was stationed in Fort Richardson, Alaska, from 1959 to 1962, Fort Belvoir, Va., from 1962 to 1965; WODK, Germany, from 1965 to 1968 and was discharged from Fort Jackson in 1968. He served with the 1st Transportation Co. of the 106th Transportation Battalion. 

He was employed by Anheuser-Busch in Columbia from 1968 until he moved to Pawleys Island in 1980. He operated Pawleys Island Laundromat until he was employed by Cox Construction Co. in 1990. 

Survivors include a sister, Sharon Anderson of Millsboro, Del.; three nieces, Tessie Zimmers of Trenton, Mich., Journey Smith and Destiny Smith, both of Millsboro; three nephews, Matthew Anderson, David Smith and Steven Smith and his wife, Penny, all of Millsboro; a sister-in-law, Lexie Gibson of Lexington, Ky.; and many friends, too numerous to name. 

A celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the family residence. 

The family suggests memorials to the church or charity of one's choice. 

Mayer Funeral Home, Georgetown chapel, is in charge of arrangements. 

Z.B. Jones

CONWAY | Z.B. Jones, 90, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Conway Hospital. 

Arrangements will be announced by Graham Funeral Home in Georgetown. 

Veda A. Lee

CONWAY | Veda Ann Lee, 56, of the Ridgefield community of Horry County, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Conway Hospital after an illness. 

She was born in Horry County, a daughter of Beulah Ammons Lee and the late WIllie Lewis Lee. 

She attended Ridgefield Baptist Church and the S.C. Rehabilitation Center in Conway. 

Survivors, in addition to his mother of Conway, include a brother, Elton Lewis Lee and his wife, Linda, of Conway; a sister, Linda Lee Owens and her husband, Buddy, of Conway; two nephews, Tony Owens and Russell Lee, both of Conway; and two nieces, Amy Owens Hewitt and Sheila Lee, both of Conway. 

Visitation will be at the residence after 1 p.m. today. 

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Ridgefield Baptist Church. The Rev. Grover Johnson and the Rev. Donald Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery

An online guest book is available at http://www.goldfinch.cc. 

Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel, is in charge. 

Wilber D. 'WIB' McCracken

MYRTLE BEACH | Wilber David "WIB" McCracken, 57, of Amberfield, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 

He was born in Conway, a son of Sadie Cribb McCracken and the late Alec James McCracken. 

He was predeceased by a brother, Francis McCracken. 

He retired from the U.S. Furniture Industries in the Black Smith Shop in High Point, N.C. He was a member of Glenns Bay Baptist Church. 

Survivors, in addition to his mother of High Point, include his wife, Sarah Bishop McCracken; three daughters, Crystal M. Webster and her husband, Richard, of Elyria, Ohio, Misty M. Scarlette and her husband, Terry, of Thomasville, N.C., and Paige M. McMahan and her husband, Keith, of High Point; two stepdaughters, Amy Renee Teer of Thomasville and Kerri T. Mamo and her husband, Danny, of Apex, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Tara, Dayne, Garrett, Austin, Hannah, Jordan and Jeremy; an expected grandson; two brothers, Charlie McCracken of High Point and Verlon McCracken of Midlothian, Texas; and three sisters, Mildred Woodbury of Conway, Betty Jo Peeples of High Point and Carolyn Hill of Greensboro, N.C. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, beach chapel. 

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Holycross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church. 

An online guest book is available at http://www.goldfinch.cc. 

Memorials may be made to American Heat Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or to the church's Building Fund, 113 Baskerville Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. 

Chel R. 'Rick' Olson

LONGS | Chel Richard "Rick" Olson, 38, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002. 

He was born July 25, 1964, in Artesia, Calif., a son of Roland Olson and Carol Plunkett Porter. 

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Sheila Olson of Longs; a son, Stephen Olson of Mississippi; two brothers, Ted William Perdue of Little River, Michael Greg Shupe of Missouri; and a sister, Kim Peck of Hawaii. 

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lee Funeral Home in Little River. 

F. Joseph Reid

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. | F. Joseph Reid, 72, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. 

He was born March 19, 1930, in Lancaster, Ohio, a son of the late Francis J. and Glenna Blazer Reid. He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Pletcher. 

He was a teacher and research scientist who retired in 1988 from GTE Laboratories as director of research in the Material Science Laboratory. He was a graduate of Ohio State University. 

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Cardinal Reid; six sons, Michael J. Reid and his wife, Christine, of Haverhill, Mass., James J. Reid and his wife, Christine, of Worthington, Ohio, Daniel J. Reid and his wife, Kathryn, of Charlottesville, Va., Peter J. Reid and his wife, Carole, of Baltimore, Paul J. Reid and his wife, Olga, of Taos, N.M., and Christopher J. Reid and his wife, Sue Zarin, of Columbia, Md.; stepchildren, Beth Jamezadah of Alexandria, Va., Lori Dunnigan of Haverstraw, N.Y., and William Dunnigan III of Newburyport, Mass.; his sister, Kathryn Mooney of Lancaster, Ohio; his brother, Jerry Reid of Newark, Ohio; and was a loving grandfather to many grandchildren. 

A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lancaster, Ohio. 

An online guest book is available at http://www.msfh.net. 

Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Haiti Fund, c/o St. Andrews Catholic Church, 503 37th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or to benefit the volunteer medical missionary work of Dr. William R. Greene of Grand Strand Urology. 

McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach is in charge. 

Janice D. Robertson

DOUBLE SPRINGS, Ala. | Janice Diane Robertson, 50, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. 

Survivors include Kelley Diane Robertson Townsend, Thomas Arthur Robertson Jr.; and two grandchildren, Alyssa and Briteny Robertson. 

Services will be at at 2 p.m. Friday at Florence National Cemetery. All friends and family who want to attend, contact the family at (205) 489-1668. 

Charles E. Small III

GEORGETOWN | Charles E. Small III, 24, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston after injuries suffered in an automobile wreck. 

He was born Feb. 10, 1978, in Charleston County, a son of Charles Eugene Small Jr. and Sylvia Annette Avant Glisson. 

He was a quality control primary with Georgetown Steel Corp. He was a graduate of Georgetown High School and enjoyed hunting, fishing and motorcycles as his hobbies. He attended Georgetown Church of God. 

Survivors, in addition to his parents of Georgetown, include his fiancee, Nichole Goings of Georgetown; his paternal grandparents, Charles E. Small Sr. and Dorothy Jacobs Small of Georgetown; two brothers, Benjamin Avant and Biff Small, both of Georgetown; and a sister, Debbie Jacobs of Georgetown. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Graham Funeral Home in Georgetown. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Georgetown Church of God. The Rev. Wilton Scruggs and John Henry Elliott will officiate. Burial will be in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. 

Alton Smith

MULLINS | Alton Smith died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Columbia. 

Arrangements will be announced by Troy's Funeral Home in Mullins. 

Malcolm S. Smith

MARION | Malcolm Stacy Smith, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, after an illness. 

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home in Marion. 

Edward O. 'Eddie' Young

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Edward Ovid "Eddie" Young, 48, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Carolinas Medical Center. 

He was born Jan. 17, 1954, in Charlotte, a son of Melverine Jones Young of Charlotte and the late Edward F. Young. 

He graduated from Independence High School in 1972 and attended Pfeiffer University and Kings Business College. 

He was a devoted self-starter and worked his way up from the parking lot to the executive position of marketing director of the Charlotte Merchandise Mart. He was a full-time employee since 1995, when he joined the staff as an event coordinator. He had been associated with the Merchandise Mart since his high-school days. He was promoted to marketing director in 1996. He was on the board of the National Association of Consumer Shows, co-chairman of International Association of Assembly Managers Charlotte Meeting Committee, and an active member of Association Executives of North Carolina. 

Prior to becoming a full-time member of the Merchandise Mart staff, he worked for several years in commercial paint sales. 

He loved racing, especially NASCAR and Enduro Racing. At one time, he raced Enduro cars. He also loved golfing, boating, music and animals, particularly dogs. 

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Dayna Fletcher Young of Concord; his special companion, Dee Floyd of Matthews; three sisters, Eleanor Dixon and her husband, Jay, of Raleigh, N.C., Sue Rash and her husband, Jon, of Banner Elk, N.C., and Elizabeth Gilland and her husband, Darryl, of Myrtle Beach; a nephew, Michael Gilland; four nieces, Angela Wilson, Melissa Gillenwater and Julia and Charlotte Dixon; five great-nieces and nephews; and three canine friends, Yogi, Sadie and Petie. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service, Wilson chapel, 5301 Albemarle Road. 

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. John Harrill of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and the Rev. Derick Wilson of Timberidge Baptist Church, Boone, N.C., will officiate. Burial will be in Sharon Memorial Park. 

Memorials may be made to any local humane society or to the charity of one's choice.


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