Miscellaneous Lancaster County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Robert Lewis Craig, 82 
Robert Lewis Craig, 82, of 1574 Carter Road, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001.
Born June 23, 1918, in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late George and Sallie Jane Lucas Craig and was married to Margaret Carnes Craig.
He was a retired brick mason, a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Robert Junior Craig of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Craig Sims and Mrs. Wanda Craig Steele, both of Heath Springs, and Mrs. Margaret Craig Adams of Lancaster; a brother, Clayton Craig of Ruby; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gandy of Kershaw and Mrs. Ethel Conners of Florida; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Jan. 8 at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Benjy Simmons, with burial in Blackmon cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at Hartley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice HomeCare of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

James R. 'Jay' Blanton, 28 
James Ronald "Jay" Blanton, 28, of 1513 Gardner Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001.
Born Aug. 6, 1972, in Fort Mill, he was the son of Darlene Catoe Blanton and the late Ronald Larry Blanton and was married to Stephanie Cook Blanton.
He was a former employee with Union Regional Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of Lancaster; two daughters, Kathryn Michelle Blanton and Brittany Denise Cook, both of Lancaster; his mother of Fort Mill; and two sisters, Mrs. Jeff (Nikki) Sanders of Lancaster and Mrs. Billy (Kim) Young of Fort Mill.
Graveside services were held Jan. 5 at Lancaster Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. David Anders.
Notes to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net.
Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, was in charge.

Estelle Baker Jackson, 88 
Estelle Baker Jackson, 88, of 1229 Lee St., died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001.
Born in Union County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Mary Baker and was married to the late Willie Monroe Jackson.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Pearline Jackson and Mrs. Betty L. Morales, both of Lancaster, and Mrs. Mary Ruth Erdy of Cheraw; a son, Bobby Jackson of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at Mahaffey Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Rommy Mullis, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7 at Mahaffey Funeral Home.

Earl Allison Helms Jr., 76 
MATTHEWS, N.C. - Earl Allison Helms Jr., 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001.
Born Oct. 31, 1924, in Monroe, he was the son of the late Earl Allison Sr. and Vinnie Inez Keziah Helms.
He was a retired U.S. Army veteran who served with the 101st Airborne Division. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include two sons, William Earl Helms of Louisville, Ky., and Charles Monroe Helms of Heath Springs; a daughter, Mrs. Suzette Helms Hill of Matthews; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Morris of Matthews and Mrs. Dorothy Baril of Gandy, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with military honors were held Jan. 6 at Lancaster Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. William Hill.
Notes to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net.
Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, was in charge.

Sybil Lingle Whitlock, 96 
LUMBERTON, N.C. ­ Sybil Lingle Whitlock, 96, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Van and Beulah Riddle Lingle.
She was a public school teacher in Bennettsville, Lancaster and Mullins and Gibson, N.C. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Maxton, N.C.
Survivors include a son, James C. Whitlock Jr.; a brother, Van A. Lingle; a sister, Maxine Lingle Horton; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Jan. 6 at First Presbyterian Church in Maxton, conducted by the Rev. Melvin Childress, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children Inc., P.O. Box 5381, Richmond, Va. 23220-0381.
Floyd Mortuary and Crematory Inc. in Lumberton is in charge.

Jeanne Potts Epps 
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. ­ Jeanne Potts Epps died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001.
Born July 19, 1936, in Rock Hill, she was the daughter of the late Heyward D. and Alice Starr Potts and was married to W. Sutton Epps Jr.
She had worked as an office manager for Moore Development Co. in Huntington.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Allen R. Epps of Haverford, Pa., and Karl A. Epps of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three brothers, Heyward D. Potts Jr. of Charlotte, W. Donald Potts and Bruce S. Potts, both of Fort Mill; and two sisters, Alice Baker of Heath Springs and Catherine French of Charlotte.
Services will be 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church in Lancaster County, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Raye Jones, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Huntington, 1101 6th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701.
Notes to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net.

Wilford Edwards Phillips, 81 
KERSHAW ­ Wilford Edwards Phillips, 81, of 1205 Buffalo Creek Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001.
Born Aug. 14, 1919, in Kershaw, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Ethel Hilton Phillips and was married to Louise Faulkenberry Phillips.
He was a carpenter and a member of Buffalo Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and usher. He was a member of the Berean Men's Bible Class.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, W.T. Phillips of Fort Mill and Bruce E. Phillips of Kershaw; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Edith) Joyner of Kershaw; a brother, J.T. Phillips of Heath Springs; two sisters, Idolene Phillips and Mrs. Carl (Willie Mae) Bowers, both of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Buffalo Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Bill Morris and Donald Coppedge, with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Mount Pisgah-Buffalo Rescue Squad, 2099 John Munn Road, Jefferson, SC 29718 or to Buffalo Baptist Church, 6390 Lockhart Road, Kershaw, SC 29067 or to the charity of one's choice.
Notes 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.
Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, is in charge.

Judy B. Love, 55 
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. ­ Judy B. Love, 55, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001.
Born Nov. 3, 1945, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Margalene Hinson Blackmon and the late Curtis Patrick Blackmon.
She had been employed as a secretary for Mecklenburg County. Survivors include her mother of Lancaster; a daughter, Tonnie Middleton of Oakboro, N.C.; three sisters, Patricia Rollins, Nancy Faulkenberry and Annette Watford, all of Charlotte; and a brother, Roger Blackmon of Lancaster.
Services will be private.
Carolina Funeral and Cremation Center in Charlotte is in charge.

Elvie Eubanks Pechacek, 67 
MELBOURNE, Fla. ­ Elvie "Lou" Eubanks Pechacek, 67, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001.
Born in Jefferson, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Martha Faile Eubanks and was married to the late Robert Pechacek Sr.
She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Jefferson and the Senior Citizens Center in Melbourne. She was a retired waitress.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Thrett of Bryan, Texas, and Robert Pechacek Jr. of Melbourne; two stepsons, Thomas Pechacek and Eddie Pechacek, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Joe Eubanks and Conley Eubanks, both of Jefferson; two sisters, Mary Scott of Camden and Janie Faile of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Health First Hospice, 1900 Dairy Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904.
South Brevard Funeral Home in Melbourne is in charge.

Sarah Williams Ervin, 81 
FORT MILL ­ Sarah Williams Ervin, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001.
Born Dec. 5, 1919, in Kershaw County, she was the daughter of the late John and Tiny Williams and was married to Tillman Walker Ervin.
She was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include her husband and two brothers, Robert Williams of Fort Mill and L.T. Williams of Kershaw. Services will be 2 p.m. Jan. 5 at St. John's United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Robert Monson and the Rev. Taylor Campbell, with burial in Unity Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the St. John's United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1298, Fort Mill, SC 29716.
Notes to the family of Mrs. Ervin may be sent to the family home or via e-mail in care of Wolfe Funeral Home to wolfefuneral@fmtc.net.
Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Warren Porter, 90 
CHARLOTTE ­ Warren Porter, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000.
Born Sept. 22, 1910 in Tuxedo, N.C., he was married to the late Kate M. Porter. He was retired from Belk's Department Store.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Pete (Rita) Brunson of Lancaster and Gail Abbott of North Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210.
McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service, Charlotte Chapel, is in charge.

Andrew Bruce 'Andy' Faulkenberry, 51 
KERSHAW ­ Andrew Bruce "Andy" Faulkenberry, 51, died recently.
Born Jan. 21, 1949, in Camden, he was the son of the late Wylie Leroy and Lois Marietta Williams Faulkenberry.
He was a member of Thorn Hill Baptist Church and was a supervisor with Whitaker and Son Refrigeration Co.
Survivors include a brother, Bobby E. "Bob" Faulkenberry of Lancaster; and two sisters, Mrs. Grace F. Whitaker and Mrs. Geraldine F. Moran, both of Kershaw.
Services will be 2 p.m. Jan. 3 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Hugh McKinney and John Davis, with burial in the Kershaw City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Notes 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.

Linda Faye Carr, 46 
Linda Faye Carr, 46, of 1025 Antioch Circle, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001.
Born in Union County, she was the daughter of Erskin and Faye McManus Clifton and was married to James William Carr Jr.
She was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include her parents of Lancaster; her husband of Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. Kent (Stacie) Caskey of Fort Lawn; four sisters, Mrs. Steve (Barbara Ann) Kohl of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Stan (Wanda) Mehrhoff of Holts Summit, Mo., Mrs. Donald "Buckshot" (Wilma) Stevens of Lancaster and Mrs. Rex (Emogene) Griffin of Lancaster; a brother, Russell Clifton of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Jan. 4 at Union Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Doug Humphries and Donald Ghant, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Mahaffey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Gambro Health Care, c/o Jessie Hoffman, 980 Woodland Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Rose Etta Roberts Ray, 103 
Rose Etta Roberts Ray, 103, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001.
Born July 14, 1897, in Kershaw County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ella Hornsby Roberts.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and was retired from Springs Industries.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Varnetta Gandy and Mrs. Thelma Sistare, both of Lancaster; a brother, Woodrow Roberts of Augusta, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Jan. 3 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Richard Steele and Todd Robinson, with burial in the DeKalb Baptist Church Cemetery.
Notes 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.

Ernest L. Haynes, 93 
Ernest L. Haynes, 93, of 1413 Grace Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000.
Born in Honea Path, he was the son of the late John Asbery and Nannie Elizabeth Gamble Haynes.
He was a member of White Springs Baptist Church and the Hart Masonic Lodge No. 380 and was retired from Springs Industries. Survivors include three brothers, John W. Haynes of Ware Shoals, Carl Aiken Haynes of Lincoln, Neb., and Alvin Haynes of Bennett, Neb.; and 18 grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 2 at White Springs Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Elton Lane, with burial in Eastview Cemetery, Honea Path.
Memorials may be made to White Springs Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1249 Grace Ave., Lancaster, SC 29720.
Mahaffey Funeral Home was in charge.

Sylvia Gregory Genry, 56 
Sylvia Gregory Genry, of 2485 Country Club Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001.
Born Jan. 14, 1944, in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of Robert Lee Gregory and the late Connie Outen Gregory and was married to Phillip "Phil" Genry Sr.
She was a lifetime member of Grace Presbyterian Church, a member of the Lancaster Shag Club, and the Women of the Moose.She was a retired human resources manager with Pinnacle Industries.
Survivors include her husband; her father of Lancaster; a son, Phillip C. Genry Jr. of Beaufort; and two daughters, Amy Denise Genry of Rock Hill and Amanda Leigh Genry of Charleston.
Services will be 3 p.m. Jan. 4 at Grace Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Revs. John Muse and Sam Thomas. Entombment will be in Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Hartley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, 1026 Grace Ave., Lancaster, SC 29721; or American Cancer Society, Attn: Lancaster County Unit, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 11, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Geneva Johnson Hough, 75 
Geneva Johnson Hough, 75, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Charlotte Peay Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Moriah AME Zion Church.
Survivors include a son, Michael Mack Hough of Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae McGriff, Ms. Teresa Hough and Ms. Denise Lois Hough, all of Lancaster; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie McIlwain, Mrs. Ossie Pelham and Mrs. Ruby McIlwain, all of Lancaster; two brothers, Manly Johnson and Chalmers Johnson, both of Kannapolis; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at Mount Moriah AME Zion Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Roy H. Brice, with burial in the church cemetery.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church and may be viewed at McMullen Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Ethel Conder Carnes, 92 
MONROE ­ Ethel Conder Carnes, 92, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001.
Born Oct. 7, 1908, in Union County, she was the daughter of the late Fletcher and Della Yandle Conder and was married to the late Brown Carnes.
She was a member of Benton Heights Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Peggy Brock and Mrs. Ruth Cox, both of Monroe, and Mrs. Billie Purser of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Lakeland Memorial Park, conducted by the Revs. Paul Saleeby and Charles Brock.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 3 at Gordon Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to Benton Heights Presbyterian Church, 2701 Concord Hwy., Monroe, NC 28110.

Thomas Sowell Jr., 55 
JEFFERSON ­ Thomas Sowell Jr., 55, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001.
Born in Kershaw, he was the son of Brittie Mae Sowell and the late Thomas F. Sowell Sr. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother; a daughter, Termines Nicole Mayhew of Kershaw; four brothers, Dexter Sowell and Willis Sowell, both of Jefferson; Rexter Sowell of Kershaw and Donny E. Sowell of Bethune; five sisters, Virginia Adams, Gloria Meadows, and Teresa Louallen, all of Jefferson, Oretha Hunter of Fort Stewart, Ga., and Greta Benette of Kershaw.
Services will be 2 p.m. Jan. 5 at Cross Roads Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ralph Friday, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kirkland Funeral Home, Kershaw.


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