Miscellaneous Lancaster County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Ruth Montez Hudson, 75 
RIDGEWAY ­ Ruth Montez Cooper Hudson, 75, died Sunday, April 9, 2000.
Born Sept. 23, 1924, in Ridgeway, she was the daughter of the late William Ernest and Bessie Ruth Miles Cooper Sr. and was married to Roy W. Hudson.
She was retired from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and was a member of Aimwell Presbyterian Church, Women of the Church, South Carolina Retired Employees Association, Ridgeway Garden Club and Clemson Home Extension Service.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Kenneth R. Hudson of Lancaster and Keith Hudson of Chester; and two grandchildren.
Services were held April 10 at Aimwell Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. Michael Harvey, with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Aimwell Presbyterian Church; 265 S. Means St.; Ridgeway, S.C. 29130. Pope Funeral Home, Winnsboro, was in charge.

Jack Robert Rowell, 75 
Jack Robert Rowell, 75, of 2159 N. Rocky River Rd., died Sunday, April 9, 2000.
Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Shelly Hazel and Ruth Thompson Rowell and was married to Dorothy Steele Rowell.
He was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, a retired employee of Springs Industries, and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was founder of Cub Scouts Pack No. 82, Explorer Post No. 82 where he was a Cub Master Explorer advisor. He received the Silver Beaver and Palmetto award in cub scouting with 40 years with Scouting. He served in WWII, 713 Flame Thrower Battalion. He was a Buford school board of trustees member, a member of the Lancaster County Water District, the Buford Booster Club, and the American Legion Post No. 31, Wannamaker Lodge No. 329 and a volunteer fireman with the Buford Fire department.
Survivors, all from Lancaster, include his wife; a son, Ronnie Rowell; a daughter, Robin Rowell; two brothers, Archie Rowell and Bruce Rowell; and a sister, Grace Houghtaling.
Services were held April 10 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Tom Wilkes III. Burial, with flag folding presentation by American Legion Post No. 31, was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Buford Boy Scouts Troop No. 82; c/o Archie Rowell; 4865 Rowell Rd.; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.
Mahaffey Funeral Home was in charge.

Willie Sings Duncan, 90 
Willie Sings Duncan, 90, of 2239 Cane Mill Rd., died Monday, April 10, 2000.
Born May 10, 1909, in York County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Ammy Foster Sings and was married to the late Albert Goodman Duncan.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Albert Duncan of Heath Springs and Joseph Clyde Duncan of Miami, Fla.; and five daughters, Wilma Holly and Susie Huntley both of Philadelphia, Pa., Myrtle Henderson of Minn., Francis Bracey and Emily Truesdale both of Lancaster.
Services are 2 p.m. April 15 at Mt. Calvary AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. R. L. Davis, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home.

Annie Rodgers Martin, 84 
FORT MILL ­ Annie Rodgers Martin, 84, died Sunday, April 9, 2000.
Born Sept. 27, 1915, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late William Oscar and Sara Elizabeth Kirk Rodgers and was married to Furman H. Martin Jr. She was a homemaker and past member of Fort Mill's Garden Club.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Furman H. Martin III of Jupiter, Fla. and Oscar R. Martin of Fort Mill; a daughter, Eloise Martin Barnes of Fort Mill; a brother, Harry Rodgers of Sedalia, Mo.; two sisters, Ethel Bennett and Louise Beckham both of Lancaster; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services were held April 10 at Wolfe Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Dan Holloway. Inurnment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society; 500 E. Morehead St.; Suite 211; Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

Eunice Beckham Lowery, 87 
Eunice Beckham Lowery, 87, of 2294 Country Club Drive, died Sunday, April 9, 2000.
Born July 23, 1912, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Ida Eunice Beckham and was married to the late Odell Lowery.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a Springs Industries retiree. Survivors include a son, Jerry Lowery of Lancaster; four sisters, Libby Pettit of Lancaster, Sadie Varnadore of Rock Hill, Bertha Parris of Shallote, N.C., and Mattie Knight of Great Falls; and a brother, Carroll Lowery of Clover.
Services were held April 10 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Jeff Grubbs, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church; P.O. Box 1116; Lancaster, S.C. 29721.

James Marcello Stradford, 87 
VAN WYCK ­ James Marcello Stradford, 87, died Monday, April 10, 2000.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral Home.

Katie Talbert Roberts, 82 
KERSHAW ­ Katie Talbert Roberts, 82, died Sunday, April 9, 2000.
Born July 15, 1917, in Kershaw, she was the daughter of the late Kirby Lewis and Rosie McCoy Talbert and was married to the late Jim Vancy Roberts.
She was a member of the Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church and a Springs Industries retiree. Survivors include two brothers, Jack Talbert of Kershaw and J. W. Talbert of Chester; and two sisters, Alma Vincent of Lancaster and Rosa Wilson of Edgemoor.
Services were held April 10 at Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Margaret Jones Crockett, 75 
LOS ANGELES ­ Margaret Jones Crockett, 75, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Friday, April 7, 2000.
Born May 24, 1924, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alberta Jones and was married to the late David Crockett.
She was retired. Survivors include a son, James Michael Jones of Spartanburg; a daughter, Pat Ann Crockett of New York, N.Y.; and a brother, James Lee Jones of Lancaster. Joseph 'Joe' Foster Joseph "Joe" Foster died Monday, April 9, 2000.
Born June 20, 1905, in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Millie Dixon and was raised by his step mother, Winnie Houze Foster.
He was a member of North Corner AME Zion Church and a retired construction worker.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Foster Coleman of Carlisle, and Rosa Foster Norris of Union; three brothers, Allen Foster, Willie Foster and Coldell Foster all of Lancaster; two sisters, Carrie Morrow and Almetta Ivey both of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services are 3 p.m. April 12 at Rose Memorial Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Mamie Wilson, with burial in Rose Memorial cemetery.
McCray Funeral Home is in charge.

William Reece Shehane, 77 
HEATH SPRINGS ­ William Reece Shehane, 77, died Thursday, April 6, 2000.
Born Dec. 22, 1922, in Heath Springs, he was the son of the late John and Irene Cauthen Shehane and was married to Johnnie Mae Green Shehane.
He was a member of New Hope Baptist church, retired from J.P. Stevens Company and was a U.S. Army WWII veteran.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Jerry Mote of Phoenix City, Ala.; two daughters, Sherry Minors of Heath Springs and Kay Maree of Charlotte; a brother, Charlie Shehane of Heath Springs; a sister, Susie Blalock of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are 3 p.m. April 9 at New Hope Memorial Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Mendel Baker and Larry Plyler.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church; 2540 New Hope Rd.; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

James 'Junior' Johnson, 65 
BBENNETTSVILLE ­ James "Junior" Johnson, 65, died Friday, April 7, 2000.
Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Roy and Mollie Phillips Johnson.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, a retired supervisor with the South Carolina Department of Transportation and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a daughter, Jaime Rivers of Bennettsville; three stepsons, Fairley Lee Grooms Jr. and Richard Grooms both of Parkton, N.C., and Roy James Grooms of Goose Creek; three brothers, Hubert Johnson of Kershaw, Reuben Johnson of Ruby and Thomas Johnson of Lancaster; six sisters, Hon Williams, Ruth Johnson and Alice Johnson, all of Lancaster, Babe Catledge and Bob Oliver, both of Jefferson and Geraldine Johnson of Columbia and eight grandchildren.

Fredonia B. Moore, 91 
Fredonia B. Moore, 91, died Friday, April 7, 2000.
Born March 27, 1909, in Lancaster, she the daughter of the late Robert L. and Hattie Thompson Cunningham Barnes, and was married to the late Robert L. Barnes.
She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and New Hope Chapter No. 223 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a sister, Mary Thompson of Lancaster.
Services are 2 p.m. April 11 at New Hope Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Carolina, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. April 10 at Crawford Funeral Home.

Donnie Wayne Flowers, 59 
Donnie Wayne Flowers, 59, of 2121 Florence Circle, died Friday, April 7, 2000.
Born Dec. 16, 1940, -in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Neil Flowers and Nellie Lee Mangum Flowers and was married to Ann Miller Flowers.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church and a Springs Industries retiree.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert D. "Robbie" Flowers of Springfield, Va. and Donnie Curtis Flowers of Lancaster; a daughter, Julie Wade of Sumter; a sister, Carole Smith of Matthews; and five grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. April 9 at Second Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jim Spencer with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church; 1426 Great Falls Hwy.; Lancaster, S.C. 29720 or American Heart Association; Lancaster Division; P.O. Box 130; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.
Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

B.G. Gore Langley, 84 
CONWAY ­ B.G. Gore Langley, 84, died Thursday, April 6, 2000.
Born in Little River, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Newton and Rhoda Gertrude McCall Gore and was married to the late R.S. "Sally" Langley Jr.
She was a charter member of First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of United Methodist Women and the Frances J. Hawes-Nelle A. Watts Circle. She retired from Horry County Public Schools, was a member of the Horry County Historical Society and a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynda Deese of Lancaster and Denise Langley Andrews of Macon, Ga.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were April 8 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, conducted by the Rev. John Evatt.
Memorials may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church Music Fund; Tabernacle Road; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Clara Thrower Powe, 67 
HEATH SPRINGS ­ Clara Bell Powe died Thursday, April 16, 2000.
Born April 4, 1933 in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Juanita Crockett Thrower and was married to William Powe.
She was a Skyline Ltd. retiree and a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church, the Deaconess Board, the Missionary Society and the senior choir.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Tyrone Powe of Columbia and Don D. Powe of Hinesville, Ga.; a daughter, Clara D. Staton of Hinesville, Ga.; two stepsons, Princeton Wright of Manhattan, N.Y. and Stephfon Wright of Charlotte; four sisters, Vivian Harries and Marjorie Thrower both of Lancaster, Novelean Grier of Elgin and Minnie Hunter of Newberry; two brothers, James Thrower and Thomas Thrower, both of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are 1 p.m. April 10 at Pleasant Hill AME Zion Church, Heath Springs, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Howell, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. April 8 at Stewart's Funeral Home in Heath Springs.

Eva Coates Williams, 90 
KERSHAW ­ Eva Coates Williams, 90, of 7666 Hal Williams Road, died Wednesday, April 5, 2000.
Born Aug. 15, 1909, in Kershaw County, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Almetta Gay Coates and was married to the late Joseph Dennie Williams.
She was a homemaker, a member of Pineview Baptist Church in Kershaw, Eastern Star Chapter No. 94, Kershaw Senior Citizens and the Glory Viewers of Pineview Baptist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Joe Earl Williams, John Henry Williams, Mendel E. Williams, Quinn C. Williams and Donald Williams, all of Kershaw; a daughter, Mrs. Lynell (Margie) Farmer of Bethune; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. April 8 at Pineview Baptist Church.Burial with Eastern Star rites will follow in the church cemetery.
She will be taken to her home 11 a.m. April 7 and will remain there until one hour prior to service.
Memorial maybe made to Pineview Baptist Church Building Fund; 224 Young's Bend Road; Kershaw, S.C. 29067.
Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

Wade Hampton Griffin Sr., 76 
MONROE ­ Wade Hampton Griffin Sr., 76, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000.
Born April 27, 1923 in Union County, he was the son of the late Jesse Carter and Emily Rorie Griffin and was married to Luceile Rogers Griffin.
He was a retired employee of Springs Industries, owner of Griffin Tractor and Equipment Co., and a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a Mason and Shriner.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Wade Hampton Griffin Jr. and Carson Griffin both of Monroe; two sisters, Eva Mastriana of Cypress, Calif. and Hattie Mae Carrington of Columbus, Ohio; and two grandsons.
Services are 2 p.m. April 6 at Corinth Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Charles Hensley, Elton Hunter and Vance Edwards, with burial in Lakeland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. April 5 at Gordon Funeral Service.

Bobbie Jean Palmer, 54 
Bobbie Jean Palmer, 54, of 705 Taylor Street, died Saturday, April 1, 2000.
Born in Chesterfield County, she was the daughter of the late James and Edna Flowers Palmer.
Survivors include three sons, Marion Palmer and Jerry Palmer both of Lancaster, and Arthur Lawrence of Cheraw; a daughter, Jeannie Sellers of Lancaster; a brother, Edward Moore of Detroit, Mich.; and four sisters, Leona Lightsie and Mattie Smith both of Detroit, Mich., Viola Gray and Shirley Thacker both of Greensboro, N.C.
Services are 2 p.m. April 6 at Second Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Richard Witherspoon with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
Crawford Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Frank Reynolds, 74 
Robert Frank Reynolds, 74, of 292 Cliff Road, died Saturday, April 1, 2000.
Born Dec. 6, 1925 in Charlotte, he was the son of the late Ollie and Bertha Paul Reynolds and was married to Annie Louise Faile Reynolds.
He as a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a Mason and member of Hart Lodge No. 380 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Randy F. Reynolds of Lancaster; a daughter, Frances Catoe of Lancaster; a brother, Ollie Reynolds Jr. of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.
Services were held April 3 at East Side Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Joel Rhyner and Dr. Stuart Snow. Burial, with Masonic Rites, was in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to East Side Baptist Church; 1180 Garnett Road; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.


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