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WILLIS JACK WILSON, 55
Willis Jack Wilson, 55, of 1704 Hollybrook Lane, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999.
Born Aug. 7, 1944, in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late William Jefferson and Mary Hilderbrand Wilson and was married to Beverly Ann Roberts Wilson.
He was owner and operator of Jack's Cleaning Service and a member of Eastside Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school director.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Courtney Leigh Anne Wilson of the home; a brother, Floyd Wilson of Heath Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Linda) Snipes of Heath Springs and Mrs. Joe (Helen) Self of Kershaw.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Eastside Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Joel Rhyner, Gary Roberts and David Templeton, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hartley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church; Building Fund; 1180 Garnette Road; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Flonnie K. Lane, 80
Flonnie Knight Lane, 80, of 920 14th St., died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999.
Born in Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late Will T. and Bessie Flynn Knight and was married to the late Walter Theo Lane.
She was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a member of White Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Lane, Pearline Lane, Pauline Caskey and Helen Bradley, all of Lancaster; a brother, Billie C. Knight of Lancaster; three sisters, Ignoma Stogner, Myrtle Craig and Beatrice Knight, all of Lancaster; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Mahaffey Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, conducted by Dr. Robert Bailey and the Rev. Elton Lane, with burial in Zion United Methodist Church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to White Springs Baptist Church; Family Life Center; 1249 Grace Ave.; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Elma Funderburk, 90
Elma Elizabeth Newman Funderburk, 90, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999.
Born in Lancaster County, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Caston Newman Sr. and was married to the late Raymond Fletcher Funderburk.
She was a retired employee of Springs Industries, a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of Eastern Star Chapter 257, a member of Leroy Springs Senior Citizens and helped organize Lancaster County Council on Aging.
Survivors include two sons, Fletcher Ray "Bud" Funderburk and Don G. Funderburk, both of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Nettie) Belk of Charlotte and Mrs. Kenneth (Anne) McManus of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. Thomas B. Wilkies III and Gary McInvaille. Entombment will be in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church; 5908 Tabernacle Road; Lancaster, S.C. 29720. Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Phillip Baer Sr., 82
WAXHAW, N.C. ­ Phillip Baer Sr., 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999.
Born June 22, 1917, in Bedford, N.Y., he was a son of the late Frank and Rose L. Baer and was married to Mary Ellen Hayward Baer.
He was a Bible translator for 56 years with the Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ed Baer of Corvallis, Ore., and Phil Baer Jr. of Waxhaw; three daughters, Sue Smith and Betty Leach, both of Norfolk, Va., and Patty Grimm of Harrisburg, Pa.; a brother, Eddie Baer of Long Island, N.Y.; and two sisters, Sally Steed of San Diego and Edith Kellenbenz of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A private burial will be Saturday morning at Sunset Memory Gardens in Mint Hill, N.C. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Townsend Building at the JAARS Center.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at McEwen Funeral Home in Monroe, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lacandon Memorial Fund; c/o JAARS; Box 248; Waxhaw, N.C. 28173.

L.C. Horton
Lemuel C. "L.C." Horton, of 357 E. Brooklyn Ave., died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hartley Funeral Home.

Charles B. Jones, 79
CONWAY ­ Charles Brown Jones, 79, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Robert Vance and A. Renea Vinson Jones and was married to Brittie Carroll Bellamy Jones.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Grand Strand Christian Church in Myrtle Beach and Masonic Lodge No. 353 in Myrtle Beach where was an officer and a member of the Scottish Rite.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Perry Jones and Lamar Bellamy, both of Surfside Beach, and Gerard Bellamy of Conway; a daughter, Franza Wesner of Myrtle Beach; four sisters, Doris Faile of Elberta, Ga., Betty Hood and Ruth Bennett, both of Rock Hill, and Jean Allen of Freetown, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.
Services were Thursday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Entombment with Masonic Rites and full military honors was in Hillcrest Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Grand Strand Christian Church; 1226 Burcale Road; Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29579; or Masonic Lodge No. 353; P.O. Box 353; Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578.

Donald Stewart, 59
BOSTON ­ Donald Stewart, 59, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999.
Born Aug. 28, 1940, in Lancaster County, he was the son of Johnnie Mae Stewart and the late James "Yank" Stewart.
He was an auto mechanic.
Survivors include a brother, James Larry Stewart of Hemingway; and four sisters, Mildred Beckmon of Charlotte, Delorise Morris of Washington, D.C., Totina Blackmon of Lancaster and Linda Simmons of Myrtle Beach.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen, with burial in Rose Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

John B. Fletcher, 67
John B. "Puck" Fletcher, 67, of 676 Hilldale Drive, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999.
Born April 10, 1932, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Matilda Fisher Fletcher and the late Marion Fletcher and was married to Dorothy Williams Fletcher.
He was a retired truck driver for Springs Industries.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Alvin Fletcher and Argie Williams, both of Lancaster; a daughter, Melissa Kirkland of Lancaster; a brother, James Fletcher of Philadelphia; and a sister, Virginia Sackford of Baltimore.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford Funeral Home.

Lucille R. Threatt, 78
JEFFERSON ­ Lucille R. Threatt, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999.
Born in Jefferson, she was married to the late Vernon Threatt. She was a homemaker and a member of Jefferson First Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Calvin Threatt of Conway and Scott Threatt, Randy Threatt and David Threatt, all of Jefferson; two daughters, Marlene T. Jordan of Jefferson and Maxine T. Gilmore of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson First Baptist Church with burial in Jefferson Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Sutton Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Jefferson First Baptist Church; P.O. Box 247; Jefferson, S.C. 29718.

Norma W. Miller, 69
FORT MILL ­ Norma Wagner Miller, 69, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999.
Born Jan. 28, 1930, in Stanley, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Lola Temple Wagner and was married to the late James F. Miller.
She was retired from the beaming department of Celanese Corp.
Survivors include five daughters, Dale Picard of Fort Mill, Deborah McCrain of the home, Ramona Simpson of Rock Hill, Jodi Campbell of Lancaster and Kris Semko of Fort Mill; a brother, Hans "Sonny" Wagner of Rock Hill; Susie Nichols of Edgemoor; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Wolfe Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Marshall Fant III and Evg. Robert Simpson, with burial in Unity Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at the funeral home and other times at the home, 322 Morgan St.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association; 1817 Gadsden St.; Columbia, S.C. 29201..

Alvin Burke Curtis, 73
Alvin Burke Curtis, 73, of 488 South Ave., died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999.
Born June 22, 1926, in Mt. Holly, N.C., he was a son of the late Jacob and Hettie Elizabeth Seagle Curtis and was married to Nancy Faye Lemmonds Curtis.
He was a member of Catawba Baptist Church and was retired from Springs Industries after 43 years of service.
Survivors include his wife; a son, James H. "Sam" Helms of Lancaster; three daughters, Marie Williams of Charlotte and Joyce Todd and Barbara Parker, both of Fort Lawn; a brother, Calvin Monroe Curtis of Lancaster; two sisters, Maggie C. Bost of Belmont, N.C., and Mattie C. Sims of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, conducted by the Rev. James Helms and the Rev. Dr. Stuart Snow, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and other times at the home.

Janie Mae Lucas Joyner, 77
KERSHAW ­ Janie Mae Lucas Joyner, 77, died Saturday, March 4, 2000.
Born May 10, 1922, in Pageland, she was the daughter of the late Neal and Mae Douglas Smothers and was the adopted daughter of the late Lee and Hattie Lucas.
She was a member of Rich Hill Baptist Church and was retired from Springs Industries.
Survivors include a son, Bruce Joyner of Lancaster; a daughter, Linda Diane Vincent of Kershaw; three sisters, Dorothy Byrd of White Rock, Frances Hilton of Lancaster and Sara Black of Charlotte; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were March 7 at Rich Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Brooks Walker, with burial in the church cemetery.
Notes, messages and condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net and will be delivered to the family.

Doris Taylor Burns, 52
Doris Taylor Burns, 52, of 2714 University Drive, died Monday, Mar. 6, 2000.
Born Feb. 23, 1948, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late William Minor and Mary Lee Eller Taylor and was married to Jimmy Burns.
She was a member of Springdell Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Lancaster; two sons, Dean Burns and Greg Burns both of Lancaster; a daughter, Amy Wilson of Lancaster; three sisters, Pauline Threatt, Helen Wright both of Lancaster and Edna Robinson of Monroe; and a grandchild.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Lancaster Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Bill Poore.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. March 8 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, and other times at 1683 Holy Dale Drive.
Memorials may be made to Springdell Baptist Church; 1420 Springdell Road; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.
Notes, messages and condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net and will be delivered to the family.

Della Bolin Henderson, 76
Della Bolin Henderson, 76, of 723 Gillsbrook Road died Saturday, March 4, 2000.
Born in Cleveland County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Ervin "Bud" and Nannie Bell Wray Bolin and was married to the late Ervin Andrew Henderson. She was a retiree of Springs Industries, Grace Bleachery and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Douglas Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Diana Lewis of Lancaster; a son, Nelson Ervin Henderson of Lancaster; a sister, Jeanette Robinson of Grover, N.C.; a brother, J. D. Bolin of Grover, N.C.; two grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Graveside services were March 6 at Lancaster Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Lawrence Peeples.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lancaster; 800 W. Meeting St.; Lancaster, S.C. 29720 or to Shriners Children's Hospital, Greenville, S.C.

Raymond Lamar Wallace, 62
Raymond Lamar Wallace, 62, of 2087 Catoe Road, died Sunday, March 5, 2000.
Born in Gaston County, N.C., he was the son of Nancy Evelyn Huffstetler Wallace and the late William Millard Wallace and was married to Pat Catoe Wallace.
He was a retired security guard for Springs Industries Grace Bleachery, and was a member of Hart Masonic Lodge No. 380 and Eastside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; two sons, Byron Lee Wallace of Lancaster and Michael Lamar Wallace of North Carolina; two sisters, Shirley McRae of Beech Island and Nancy Glenn of Fairplay; two brothers, Charles Wallace of Bath and Paul David Wallace of Lancaster; and a grandchild.
Services, with Masonic Rites by Hart Lodge No. 380, were held March 7 at Eastside Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Joel Rhyner and Cecil Johnson, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lancaster; 800 W. Meeting St.; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Jerry Dean Baker Jr., 32
Jerry Dean Baker, 32, of 853 Dahlia Road, died Monday, March 6, 2000.
Born Sept. 12, 1967 in Lancaster County, he was the son of Jerry Dean Baker Sr. and Linda Baker McCants and was married to Tammy Johnson Baker.
He was a Springs Industries employee in the Grace Bleachery Engineering Department and was a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; his parents; his step-mother, Chris Plyler, a daughter, Raylee Dyann Baker; four brothers, Jason Baker, Bryan Baker, Scott McCants and Jamie McCants all of Lancaster; two sisters, Susan Helms and Jennifer Neely of Lancaster; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Ollie Mae Moree; and paternal grandmother, Aileen Baker.
Services are 3 p. m. Thursday at Antioch Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Kenneth Wren, Joel Rhyner and Jeff Williams, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. March 8 Hartley Funeral Home and other times at 551 Dahlia Road, Lancaster.

Alfonzo Heath, 44
Alfonzo Heath, 44 died Friday, March 3, 2000. Born in Chester County, he was the son of Max and Jesse Anderson Heath.
He was a member of Union Ezell AME Zion Church and was a former employee of the South Carolina State fair.
Survivors include his parents of Fort Lawn; four sisters, Shirley Judge, Myrtle Heath, Linda Howze and Mary Artis all of Fort Lawn; a brother, and Calvin Heath of Lancaster.
Services are 2 p.m. March 9 at Union Ezell AME Zion Church, conducted by the Revs. William N. Long and Daryl Stinson, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. March 8 at Union Ezell AME Zion Church.
King's Funeral Home, Chester, is in charge.

Fred Lee Reid, 68
Fred Lee Reid, 68, died Sunday, March 5, 2000.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Jimmy and Maggie Faulkner Reid and was married to Geraldine Reid.
He was a member of David Stand AME Zion Church and a Springs Industries retiree.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Rita Mackey of Lancaster; two sons, Freddie Reid and Russell Reid both of Lancaster; three sisters, Johncie Harris, Lucille Campbell and Lizzie Reid all of Lancaster; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services are 3 p.m. March 10 at David Stand AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. James D. Armstrong, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 - 8 p.m. March 9 at McMullen Funeral Home.

Maggie M. Cureton, 85
Maggie M. Cureton, 85, died Sunday, March 5, 2000. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Pearlie Lindsay Morrison.
She was a member of Steele Hill AME Zion Church and a member of the vocal choir.
Survivors include two sons, James Morrison of Lancaster and Don Cureton of Mineral Springs, N.C.; four daughters, Maggie Byrd of Monroe, Pearlie Torrence of Mineral Springs, N.C., Nannie Cureton and Mary Delois Cureton of Lancaster; two sisters, Doretha Ivey of Lancaster and Galasher Tillman of Waxhaw; two brothers, the Rev. R.A. Morrison of Lancaster and James Morrison of Philadelphia, Pa.; a number of grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
Services are 3 p.m.March 8 at Steele Hill AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. Marion R. Wilson, with burial in the church cemetery.
McMullen Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruth Hammond Hinson, 81
KERSHAW ­ Ruth Hammond Hinson, 81, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000.
Born July 23, 1918, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest F. and Hessie R. Hinson Hammond and was married to the late Ira Boyd Hinson.
She was a homemaker and a member of Midway Baptist Church where she was active in the WMU and Young at Heart, and a member of Kershaw Senior Citizens.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Dewitt Hinson; two daughters, Kathy Phillips of Lancaster and Gail Broome of Kershaw; two brothers, Ferry Hammond of Huntsville, Ala. and Gilbert Hammond of Charlotte; a sister, Mildred Truesdale of Heath Springs; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are 11 a.m. March 9 at Midway Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Randall Runion and Mike Hammond, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. March 8 at Hartley Funeral Home; 1800 Charlotte Hwy.; Lancaster and other times at 8861 Flat Creek Road, Kershaw.
Memorials may be made to the Young at Heart Fund; Midway Baptist Church; 7864 Old Jefferson Hwy.; Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Virda Blackmon Horton, 78
KERSHAW ­ Virda Blackmon Horton, 78, died Friday, March 3, 2000.
Born Aug. 11, 1921, in Heath Springs, she was the daughter of the late Sam Clifford and Cola Couch Blackmon Sr. and was married to Emmett Horton.
She was a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church and a Springs Industries retiree.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Gerald A. Knight, Charles W. Knight, and Ronnie E. Knight all of Kershaw; a daughter, Peggy Louise Freedman of Lancaster; three brothers, Ben Blackmon of Lancaster, Clifford Blackmon Jr. and Bob Bruce Blackmon both of Heath Springs; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are 3 p.m.March 6 at Flat Creek Baptist Church cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Bobby Austin.
Memorials may be made to Flat Creek Baptist Church; 8603 Old Jefferson Highway; Kershaw, S.C. 29067.

Arleiva Blackmon Owens, 59
Arleiva Blackmon Owens, 59, of 1268 Shiloh Ranch Road, died Friday, March 3, 2000.
Born Jan. 1, 1941, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Ocia M. Hope and was married to Dan Roscoe Owens. She was a retired educator.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Norman Champion of New York; two step sons, Chris Owens of Lancaster and Tracy Owens of Jackson, N.C.; a step-daughter, Heather Owens of Columbia; two brothers, Jack Hope and David Hope both of Winston Salem, N.C.; a sister, Janice Powell of Winston Salem, N.C.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Lancaster Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Ronnie Owens.
Crawford Funeral Home is in charge.

Della Bolin Henderson, 76
Della Bolin Henderson, 76, of 723 Gillsbrook Road, died Saturday, March 4, 2000.
Born in Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Ervin "Bud" and Nannie Bell Wray Bolin and was married to the late Ervin Andrew Henderson.
She was retired from Springs Industries Grace Bleachery.
She was a member of Douglas Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 March 5 at Mahaffey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lancaster; 800 W. Meeting St.; Lancaster, S.C. 29720 or to Shriners Children's Hospital, Greenville, S.C.

Nellie Mae West Sherrin, 78
MONROE, N.C. ­ Nellie Mae West Sherrin, 78, died Friday, March 3, 2000.
Born April 20, 1921, in Chesterfield County, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Della West and was married to the late Marvin H. Sherrin.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda S. Tomberlin and Della S. Smith both of Wingate, and Maxine S. Hill of Charlotte; two sisters, Viola Griffin of Lancaster and Winnie McManus of Rock Hill; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. March 5 at Lakeland Memorial Park cemetery, conducted by the Revs. John Crain and Dr. Dana Slack.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. March 5 at McEwen Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Union County; 700 West Roosevelt Blvd.; Monroe, N.C. 28110 or to the American Heart Association; c/o Mrs. Georgia McGuirt; 1324 Tomberlin Road; Monroe, N.C. 28110.

Corinne Burk Williams, 93
VAN WYCK ­ Corinne Burk Williams, 93, died Friday, March 3, 2000.
Born Sept. 16, 1906, in La Grange, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Parabannor Powell Burk and was married to the late James Herbert Williams.
Survivors include a son, James A. "Jim" Williams of Edgefield; and two grandsons. Services will be conducted at Shadowlawn Cemetery, La Grange, Ga.
Memorials may be made to the church of one's choice.
Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home is in charge.

Lema Elizabeth Tolbert, 79
Lema Elizabeth Tolbert, 79, died Friday, March 3, 2000.
Born Jan. 27, 1921, in Kershaw County, she was the daughter of the late Early and Florence Elizabeth Ellis Blackwell and was married to the late Bennie C. "Pete" Tolbert and was co-owner of the Red Rose Motel for 22 years.
She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Billy Wayne Tolbert Sr. of Lancaster, a brother, Quency B. "Buddy" Blackwell of Lancaster; a sister, Monnie Estes of Lancaster; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are 11 a.m. March 6 at Immanuel Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dale Roach, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. March 5 at Hartley Funeral Home and at other times at the 1014 Chaffee Road Ext.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church; 1152 Great Falls Highway; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Joann Wolford Jessie, 59
FORT LAWN ­ Joann Wolford Jessie, 59, died Friday, March 3, 2000.
Born March 29, 1940, in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Edna Sipple Wolford and was married to Stewart Grant Jessie.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Stewart Chris Jessie of Rock Hill, Daniel Curtis Jessie, Timothy James Jessie and Christopher Scott Jessie of Fort Lawn; four brothers, Claude William Wolford of Portsmouth, Ohio, Jim Wolford and Charles Wolford both of Fort Lawn, and Leon David Wolford of Lancaster; three sisters, Betty Jane McGee of Columbia, Mildred Elizabeth Leggett of Fort Lawn, and Judy Lynn Whorton of Rixieville, Va.; and a granddaughter.
Graveside services are 3 p.m. March 6 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Great Falls, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Brazell.
The family will receive friends from 1 - 2:30 p.m. March 6 at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home and other times at 1425 Casey Leggett Lane, Fort Lawn.

Kate Sellers Roberts
KERSHAW ­ Kate Sellers Roberts, 82, died Saturday, March 4, 2000.
Born May 5, 1917, in Ruby, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Martha S. Sellers and was married to the late Wade F. Roberts.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Delray Beach, Fla. and was a retired bookkeeper for the city of Delray Beach.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia R. Matthews of West Columbia; a sister, Mary Lee Wainwright of Hollywood, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, conducted by the Rev. John Davis, with burial in Buffalo Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. March 5 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel and other times at 270 Millstone Road, Kershaw.
Notes, messages and condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net and will be delivered to the family.

Robert Thornton, 87
FLORENCE ­ Robert J. Thornton, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000.
Born in Richland County, he was the son of the late Josiah and Ella Simpson (Thornton) Brazell and was married to the late M. Lucille Thornton.
He was retired from the Atlantic Coastline Railroad and was a lifetime member of the Flintville Masonic Lodge. He was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Robert "Bob" E. Thornton of Florence; three daughters, Patricia A. "Pat" Thornton of Evergreen, Lerline Nolan of Aiken and Roberta Whitaker of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Waters-Powell Funeral Home Chapel, burial with Masonic Rites in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Evergreen Baptist Church; 6316 Pamplico Highway; Florence, S.C. 29505.

Leander Belk, 80
Leander Belk, 80, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Elmo and Deliah Jones Belk and was married to Myrtle D. Belk.
He was retired from Springs Industries and a member of New Hope AME Zion Church.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Earlene Cunningham, Mrs. Wilhemenia Sellers and Rita Belk, all of Lancaster; two sons, Donnie Belk of Lancaster and Cleavon Belk of Atlanta; an adopted sister, Mrs. Annie Chasen of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services will be at 3 p.m. at New Hope AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. C.J. Young, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the McMullen Funeral Home.

Kelee Ryanne Robinson
Kelee Ryanne Robinson, the infant daughter of Antoine Lee and Tracy Ann Thomas Robinson, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000.
Survivors include her parents of Lancaster; a brother, Travon Thomas of Lancaster; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather Susan and Rodney Boatright of Lancaster; maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Danny and Tonette Thomas of Lancaster; maternal great-grandparents, Harold and Billie Steele and Frank and Janie Thomas of Lancaster; maternal great-great-grandparents, Caldwell and Edna McAteer of Lancaster; paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Robinson of Lancaster; and paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Morrow of Lancaster.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Unity ARP Church cemetery.

Nannie Mobley, 99
SUMTER ­ Nannie Mobley, 99, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000.
Born Aug. 8, 1900, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Rosa Lee White Mackey and was married to the late Elon Mobley Sr.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Wright Lee of Detroit and Elon Mobley Jr. of Sumter; a daughter, Iola "Julie" Mackey of Lancaster; and three sisters, Zadie Ealey, Sarah Mackey and Mary Lee Reeves, all of Lancaster.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Crawford Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ike Clark, with burial in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral and other times at the home of Julie Mackey, 288 Dixon Road.

Fred Looan Cloud Sr., 80
FORT LAWN ­ Fred Looan Cloud Sr., 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000.
Born Dec. 17, 1919, in Chester County, he was the son of the late William Henry and Dossie Anderson Cloud and was married to the late Lovolie Walker Cloud.
He was retired from Springs Industries and Fort Lawn Elementary School. He was a member of Union Ezell AME Zion Church, a former member of Mens Choir, a member of NAACP chapter of Great Falls.
Survivors include two sons, Carlton Cloud of Lancaster and Rickey Cloud of Great Falls; four daughters, Harriett C. Garris, Pamela Crawford and Lorene Talford, all of Lancaster and Brenda Hancock of Fort Lawn; a brother, Lucious Walker of Lancaster; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Union Ezell AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. William Long, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Saturday at the Union Ezell AME Zion Church.
Kings Funeral Home is in charge.

Ervin Pittman Marsh, 64
CHESTER ­ Ervin Pittman "Buddy" Marsh, 64, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2000.
Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Enoch and Mary Cooper Marsh.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include four sons, Ryan Marsh of Waynesville, N.C., Paul Bradley of Shreveport, La., Eugene Bradley and Tony Marsh both of Lancaster; a daughter, Mary A. Marsh of Lancaster, a brother, Terry Wilkes of Chester; a sister, Joyce Terry of Charleston; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Feb. 29 at Westside Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Danny Sexton.
Wright's Home for Funerals was in charge.

William Kenneth Gaskin, 78
William Kenneth Gaskin, 78, of 1492 Flint Ridge Road, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000.
Born in Russell Springs, Ky., he was the son of the late Ray Everette and Jessie McGahan Gaskin and was married to the late Bruce Bowers Gaskin.
He was a member of Flint Ridge Baptist Church and a member of the Republican National Committee. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran and the recipient of two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Service Star, the Silver Star, a certificate of service from the Department of the Army for 25 years of Federal Service with the Army Corp of Engineers and commendation for dedicated service after Hurricanes Camille and Hugo.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joan G. Beaver of Gastonia, five sisters, Hazel Bingham of Wartburg, Tenn., Katie Crutchfield of Jacksonville, Fla., Dot Sommers of Anderson and Patsy Neskaug of Tressiville, Ala.; three brothers, Carlos Gaskin of Ellijay, Ga., George David Gaskin of Wartburg, Tenn. and Tom Jelecorse of Knoxville, Tenn.; stepmother, Tressie Gaskin of Wartburg, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. March 1 at Flint Ridge Baptist Church cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Steve Neal.
Memorials may be made to Flint Ridge Baptist Church; 1850 Flint Ridge Road; Heath Springs, S.C. 29058.
Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruby H. Adkins, 87
MYRTLE BEACH ­ Ruby H. Adkins, 87, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000.
Born Feb. 20, 1913 in Pacolet, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Ora Davis Hawkins and was married to the late H.C. "Red" Adkins.
She was active in the Surfside Council on Aging and various churches.
Survivors include a daughter, Becky Taylor of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Harold Hawkins of Union, S.C.; three sisters, Mae Kitchens of Union, Lena Bosco of Winter Garden, Fla. and Jean Linquist of Chicago, Ill.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a step-granddaughter and a step-great-grandson.
Services are 11 a.m. March 1 at the McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. John Gambrell, with burial at 4 p.m. in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association; 1927 Candy Lane; Surfside Beach, S.C. 29575 or the American Diabetes Association; SC Affiliate Inc.; 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 311; Columbia, S.C. 29204.

David Mitchell Wilson Jr.
KERSHAW ­ David Mitchell Wilson Jr., infant son of David Mitchell Wilson Sr. and Kimberly Farrell, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Dustin Carter and Chris Farrell of Mooresville, N.C.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Waites of Kershaw and Mr. David Wilson of Bethune; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Farrell of Camden.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. March 1 at the House of Prayer Ministries, conducted by the Rev. Bill Gainey.
The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. March 1 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel.
Notes, messages and condolences to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net and will be delivered to the family.

Catherine Jane Parr Dozier, 70
COLUMBIA ­ Catherine Jane Parr Dozier, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late George Walter and Beulah Connor Parr and was married to the late Donald Preston Dozier Sr.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Parr Dozier and Donald Preston Dozier. Graveside services were held Feb. 29 at Elmwood Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the SPCA.
Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, was in charge.


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