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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.

Ruth Montgomery Manus, 81
Ruth Montgomery Manus, 81, 468 Elm St., died Friday, August 18, 2000.
Born Oct. 10, 1918 in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Alexander and Lula Morris Montgomery and was married to the late Harry Manus. She attended Harvesttime Assembly of God and was a self-employed hair dresser.
Survivors include a sister, Frances Phillips of Lancaster, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Lancaster Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Bill Allen.
Memorials may be made to Harvesttime Assembly of God; p.o. Box 1566; Lancaster, S.C. 29721.

George Ferris Marshall, 86
George Ferris Marshall, 86, 2216 S. Potter Road, died Thursday, August 17, 2000.
Born Oct. 15, 1913, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Samuel Robert and Cora Baker Marshall and was married to Beulah Hammond Marshall. He retired from Dupont, was a Mason with Antioch Masonic Lodge No. 399, was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of Rich Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, G. Dwight Marshall of Waxhaw and Delrey M. Marshall of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Johnny (Mary) Youman of Yemmessee, S.C. and Mrs. Thomas (Jane) Harvey of Hampton; a brother, Sammy Marshall of Lancaster; seven sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Kathleen) Harper, Mrs. Jessie (Myrtle) Hagins, Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) Harper, Mrs. Edward (Robbie) White, and Mrs. Jack (Sara) Griffin all of Lancaster, Mrs. Harold (Gladys) Moore of Aiken and Mrs. Olin (Ida Mae) Ellis of Heath Springs, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday at Rich Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Brooks Walker, with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rich Hill Baptist Church; Redeem the Land Fund; 1557 E. Doc Garris Road; Heath Springs, S.C. 29058.
Hartley Funeral Home was in charge.

Philip Alexander Watts, 38
IRMO - Philip Alexander Watts, 38, died Thursday, August 17, 2000.
Born Jan. 1, 1962, in Lancaster, he was the son of Glenn Richard and Peggy Rowell Watts, and was married to Laura Horton Watts.
He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Balentine, S.C., past Master of the Dutch Fork Masonic lodge, a member of the Knights Templar in Columbia and was a Chemical Engineer for Carolina Eastman Inc.
Survivors include his parents; his wife; a son, Nolan Ryan Watts of Irmo; a daughter, Amanda Lauren Watts of Irmo; and a brother, Richard Alston Watts of Irmo.
Services are 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. Thomas Wilkes and Bill Childs.
Burial, with Masonic Rites, will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church social hall following the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Lorenzo 'Joe' Faulkner, 90
Lorenzo "Joe" Faulkner, 90, 214 E. Springs St., died Thursday, August 17, 2000.
Born Dec. 19, 1919, in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Ernest and Etta Crockett Faulkner and was married to the late Ola Shannon Faulkner.
He was a painter. Survivors include two sons, Ronald L. Faulkner of Lancaster and Lonnie Haile of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter, Michelle Cunningham of Lancaster; and five sisters, Elfreadia Cauthen and Ellen Wade both of Lancaster, Mildred Faulkner of Bronxville, N.Y., Mary Etta Faulkner of Yonkers, N.Y., and Annie Estella Short of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
Services are 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jewett Walker, with burial at David Stand AME Zion Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Crawford Funeral Home.

Gary Wellyn Cudd, 77
LIBERTY HILL - Gary Wellyn Cudd, 77, of 11 Beaver Lane, died Friday, August 18, 2000.
Born Aug. 15, 1923, in Spartanburg County, he was the son of the late James W. Sr. and Gladys Burgess Cudd and was married to Mary Morgan Cudd.
He retired from Life Insurance Company of Georgia and was a Mason and Shriner with the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He served in the U.S. Navy Sea-Bees during World War II and was a member of Covenant Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Dennis G. Cudd of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Buddy (Pat) Rutledge of Lancaster and Mrs. Lindsay (Becky) Harris of Rock Hill; three brothers, Walter Cudd, James W. Cudd Jr. and Edward Cudd all of Spartanburg; a sister, Mrs. Clara Thrasher of Spartanburg; and seven grandchildren.
A private entombment service will be held Aug. 21 at Lancaster Memorial Park. Immediately following, the family will return to Covenant Baptist Church for a celebration of life service at 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20 at Hartley Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Hwy., and other times at the home of his son, Dennis Cudd, 1412 Somerset Drive.
Memorials may be made to Covenant Baptist Church; P.O. Box 578; Lancaster, S.C. 29721.

Jack W. Robinson, 61
Jack W. Robinson, 61, of 1688 Sharon Lane in Arrowood, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000.
Born Oct. 30, 1939, in Clintwood, Va., he was the son of the late John M. and Clercie Hibbits Robinson and was married to Johnnie Bukovich Robinson.
He was the administrative manager at Springs-Grace Complex and had been director of customer service in the old apparel division. He was a coach for the Lancaster Dixie Youth Baseball and was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife; a son, John (Beth) Robinson of Charlotte; a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Paula) English of Roanoke, Va.; two brothers, Tollie (Norma) Robinson of Clintwood and Harry (Helen) Bukovich of Hampton, Va.; and a sister, Fontilla Robinson of Clintwood.
Services were Aug. 17 at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Terry Price. The burial will be Aug. 19 at Powers Cemetery in Clintwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association; P.O. Box 130; Lancaster, S.C. 29721.

Elizabeth Robinson Brown, 71
Elizabeth Robinson Brown, 71, of 411 A-8 Chesterfield Ave., died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000.
Born Jan. 18, 1929, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Robinson and Bertha Threatt Robinson Snipes and was married to the late Morris Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of Westside Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mildred R. Carson and Iona Watson, both of Lancaster. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. James Walker, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Lorenzo Faulkener, 80 Lorenzo Faulkener, 80, of 214 E. Spring St., died Thursday Aug. 17, 2000.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral Home.
The family will be meeting at the home of Ronnie Faulkener, 2421 University Drive.

Ruby Barnes, 46
HEATH SPRINGS ­ Ruby Barnes, 46, of 1961 Hoke Road, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000.
Born Jan. 19, 1954, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late James and Bernice Young Hunter and was married to Willie Barnes.
She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She served on the nurses' guild. She was employed by Department of Social Services in Chester as a nurse's assistant.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Diancia B. Atkins of Sandford, N.C.; a son, Andrea Barnes of Lancaster; two sisters, Doris Davis of Charlotte and Carrie Robinson of Monroe, N.C.; and a grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. R.J. Waiters, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Stewart's Funeral in Heath Springs.

Hattie Mae Taylor Miller, 86
Hattie Mae Taylor Miller, 86, of 198 South Potter Road, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000.
Born May 12, 1914, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late John James and Leacy Haywood Taylor and was married to the late Steve F. Miller.
She was homemaker and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Joey (Kathy) Stacks of Lancaster; two stepsons, Steve Miller Jr. and Robert Ellis, both of Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Stacks McManus of Lancaster; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Shirley Payne and Victoria Miller, both of Greenville; three brothers, Floyd Taylor of Great Falls, Lee Taylor and Ernest Taylor, both of Kershaw; five sisters, Mrs. Gussie Keziah and Mrs. Grace Kimmer, both of Great Falls, Mrs. Katherine Taylor of Kershaw, Mrs. Lou Ella Hill and Mrs. Drucilla McManus, both of Lancaster; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastside Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Joel Rhyner and Huey Mills, with burial at Oak Hill Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church; 1180 Garnett Road; Lancaster, S.C.

Maggie Taylor Miles, 93
Maggie Taylor Miles, 93, died Saturday, August 12, 2000.
Born in Chesterfield County, she was the daughter of the late John Malcolm and Annie Jordan Taylor and was married to the late Douglass H. Miles.
She was a homemaker, a member of Senior Citizens, and a member of Glenwood Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Charles T. Miles and Harold L. Miles both of Lancaster; a daughter, Mildred F. Pigg of Kershaw; a brother, Floyd Taylor of Kannapolis; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 15 at Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. N.J. Neely and Marty Cox, with burial in Long Branch Baptist Church cemetery in Jefferson.
Memorials may be made to Glenwood Heights Baptist Church; 600 Nichols Road; Lancaster, S.C. 29720 or to New Life Freewill Baptist Church; 1622 Springdell Road; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.
Mahaffey Funeral Home was in charge.

Mildred Steele Evans, 88
Mildred Steele Evans, 88, died Saturday, August 12, 2000.
Born Sept. 14, 1911, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Judson and Minnie Morris Steele and was twice married, first to the late Edward B. Cooper and then to the late Otis Odett Evans.
She was retired from Springs Industries and was retired owner and operator of Kiddie Korner nursery. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a step-son, Fred B. Cooper of Lancaster; a sister, Sara McCoy of Orangeburg; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services were held Aug. 15 at Calvary Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Gene Lockaby, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Lancaster Council on Aging; 300-A W. Gay St.; Lancaster, S.C. 29720
Hartley Funeral Home was in charge.

Max Allen Bowers, 54
Max Allen Bowers, 54, 1715 Starmount Circle, died Sunday, August 13, 2000.
Born Feb. 28, 1946, in Lancaster, he was the son of Catherine Elizabeth Threatt Bowers and the late Vernon Luther Bowers and was married to Susan H. Bowers.
He was a member of the First ARP Church, a former member of Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 53, and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was retired from General Tire.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Max Raymond Bowers of Lancaster; two daughters, Juliet Amber Bowers and Kimberly Rebekah Bowers, both of Lancaster; a brother, Vernon Eugene "Gene" Bowers of Lancaster; a sister, Ann Bowers Maynard of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services are 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Craig Butler, with burial at a later date.

Myrtle Clanton, 99
ROCK HILL ­ Myrtle W. Clanton, 99, died Sunday, August 13, 2000.
Born Oct. 13, 1900 in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late James Andrew and Azile Henrietta Truesdale Williams and was married to the late Walter Clifton Clanton.
She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Neal of Lancaster, Vonetta Abraham of Charlotte, and June Azile Covington of Rock Hill; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at Laurelwood cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jerry K. Sosebee.
Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church Building Fund; 1140 Curtis St.; Rock Hill, S.C. 29730.
Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Evelyn Hewitt Jernigan, 73
DARLINGTON ­ Evelyn Hewitt Jernigan, 73, died Saturday, August 12, 2000.
Born in Florence County, she was the daughter of the late Charles Vernon and Gladys Baker Hewitt and was married to C.E. "Ed" Jernigan Sr.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Timmonsville, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years and a member of the choir and youth group leader.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Carl (Cindee) Jernigan, David (Cheryl) Jernigan, and Glen (Sue) Jernigan all of Darlington; two daughters, Frances (Alan) Weaver of Lancaster and Kay J. Knotts of Darlington; a brother, Vernon (Mary Nell) Hewitt of Conway; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 15 at First Baptist Church, Timmonsville, with burial in Byrd cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund; 151 W. Byrd St.; Timmonsville, S.C. 29161.
Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, Florence, was in charge.

Mildred Brazzell, 75
Mildred Brazzell, 75, 2802 Lyndell Way, died Monday, August 14, 2000.
Born in Chesterfield County, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Elizabeth Knight Kirkley and was married to the Rev. Thomas B. Brazzell.
She was a homemaker and member of Trinity Pentecostal where she was active in the Women's ministry.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, the Rev. Allen T. Brazzell and Randall C. Brazzell; a daughter, Barbara A. Outen; a sister, Dorothy Mothershed; a brother, Morrison Kirkley, all of Lancaster; nine grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday at Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church, conducted by the Revs. Terry Fowler, Ernest Steen, and Reece Miles, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church Building Fund; 1824 Airport Road; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.
Mahaffey Funeral Home was in charge.

Lee A. Carnes, 75
KERSHAW ­ Lee A. Carnes, 75, died Monday, August 14, 2000.
Born Feb. 9, 1925 in Union County, he was the son of the late John and Mary Carnes.He was first married to the late Carrie Parker Carnes and later to Bleeka Hinson Carnes.
He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Pageland and operated the Mineral Springs Music Barn in Mineral Springs, N.C.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Max Carnes and Jerry Carnes both of Monroe; a daughter, Brenda Lee Monk of Orangeburg; three sisters, Ethel Clark, Kathleen Richardson and Dorothy Gibson all of Monroe; four grandchildren; three step-children; and eight step-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at McEwen Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel of Monroe, conducted by the Revs. Alan Rushing and Mack Mullis, with burial in Lakeland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 at McEwen Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel of Monroe.
Memorials may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church Building Fund; Route 4, Box 237; Pageland, S.C. 28728.

Ruby Barnes
Ruby Barnes, 1961 Hoke Road, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000. The family will be receiving friends at the home of Mr. Willie Barnes, 1961 Hoke Road.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Stewart Funeral Home of Heath Springs.

George Drakeford, 74
KERSHAW ­ George Drakeford, 74, died Saturday, August 12, 2000.
Born May 15, 1926 in Kershaw County, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Jackson Drakeford and was married to Daisy Mae Drakeford. He was a member of Ebenezer AME Zion Church, the Damacus Lodge No. 62 and a retired weaver with Springs Industries.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Johnny Drakeford and George Drakeford both of Kershaw; two daughters, Marie Cunningham of Kershaw and Judy Truesdale of Heath Springs; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. Vernell Stukes with burial in Long Branch Baptist Church cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Stewart's Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Willie and Judy Truesdale, 208 Poplar St., Heath Springs.

Rebecca Martin, 70
Rebecca Martin, 70, died Sunday, August 13, 2000. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Gene and Lula McIlwain.
She was a member of First Washington Baptist Church and a Springs Industries retiree.
Survivors include a son, Alphonso Martin Jr. of Kershaw; three daughters, Peggy Martin and Callie Martin both of the home, and Mrs. Garnell Sesay of Lorton, Va.; two brothers, Chalmers A. McIlwain and Robert McIlwain both of Lancaster; seven sisters, Georgia Saunders of Washington, D.C., Garnell Ware of Plainfield, N.J., Janie Brice of Wilmington, Del., Eugenia McIlwain, Mary Liza McIlwain, Lula Bell Walker and Marcine Walker all of Lancaster; and five grandchildren.
Services are 11 a.m. Aug. 19 at First Washington Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Frank Butler, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at McMullen Funeral Home.

Juanita Pettus Stewart, 76
INDIAN LAND ­ Juanita Pettus Stewart, 76, of 123 Charles Pettus in Lancaster, died Monday, August 14, 2000.
Born July 21, 1924, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Newt and Sally Fisher Pettus and was married to the late Henry "Byrd" Stewart.
She was a member of Belair United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Steve R. Stewart of Rock Hill; a daughter, Vickie Stewart Marshall of Fort Mill; a sister, Blanche Carter of Anderson; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were Thursday at Wolfe Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Steve McCormick, with entombment in Grand View Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Belair United Methodist Church; 8095 Shelly Mullis Road; Fort Mill, S.C. 29715.

Ida B. Deese Gainer
Ida B. Deese Gainer, 79, 4599 J.B. Denton Road, died Friday, August 11, 2000.
Born Dec. 21, 1920, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Hoyt and Martha Mahaffey Deese and was married to the late Floyd Daniel Gainer.
She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress with Skyline Ltd.
Survivors include a son, Glenn Gainer of Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. Coy (Linda) Nicholson of Ruby; a half-brother, Clarence James Bowers of Lancaster; a sister, Mrs. Betty Spivey of Angier, N.C.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at New Hope Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mendel Baker with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund; 2540 New Hope Road; Lancaster, S.C. 29720.

Miriam Allen Lathan, 79
MT. HOLLY ­ Miriam Elizabeth Allen Lathan, 79, died Thursday, August 10, 2000.
Born in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Emma Painter Allen and was married to Coleman Lathan.
She was an Atlantic and Pacific Food Stores retiree and a member of Paw Creek Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Anne Howey and husband Robert of Lancaster; two sons, Al Lathan and wife April of Isle of Palms and Gary Lathan of Forest Hill Gardens, N.Y.; a sister, Rena McRae of Charlotte and seven grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Paw Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, conducted by the Rev. Gary Bryant, with burial in Hillcrest Gardens in Mt. Holly.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at Woodlawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Paw Creek Presbyterian Church Hymnal Fund; 7400 Mt. Holly Road; Charlotte, N.C. 28214 or Harris Hospice Unit; Presbyterian Hospital; 200 Hawthorne Lane; Charlotte, N.C. 28204, or to a charity of one's choice.


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