Miscellaneous Lancaster County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Emma J. Tate McDonald Patterson, 75 
Emma J. Tate McDonald Patterson, 75, of 2580 Charlotte Highway, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001.
Born June 14, 1925, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late James and Sarah McIlwain Tate. She was married to the late Erwin Patterson. She was retired.
Survivors include two sons, Kendall Patterson of Lancaster and Robert Patterson of Essex, Md.; and four brothers, Jacob Tate and Will Tate, both of Heath Springs, John Tate of Winston Salem, N.C., and Olden C. Tate of Lancaster.
Services will be 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Bright Light Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Waylon Wallace, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at Crawford Funeral Home.

James Clyde Blackmon Sr., 68 
James Clyde Blackmon Sr., 68, of 3030 Ridgewood Acres Road, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001.
Born April 17, 1932, in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Rev. H. Lee and Arlevia Privette Blackmon. He was married to Louise Hancock Blackmon. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was retired from Springs Industries.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Julie Blackmon Usher and Mrs. Sharon Blackmon Johnson, both of Lancaster, and Mrs. Sandra Blackmon Lowery of Rock Hill; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at Victory Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. Eddie Usher, Allen Brazell and Tommy Brazell, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 943, Lancaster, SC 29721.
Notes to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net.

Benjamin Eugene 'Gene' Steele, 91 
MONROE ­ Benjamin Eugene "Gene" Steele, 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001.
Born Sept. 29, 1909, in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late John H. and Mittie Ringstaff Steele. He was married to the late Cora Simpson Steele.
A retired farmer and a World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was employed by Allison Ervin Hardware Co. in Charlotte. He was a former member of Baker's VFD, past president of Baker's Precinct, Union County Cattleman's Association, a member of Monroe Masonic Lodge No. 244 and a Shriner.
Survivors include two sisters, Edna Steele and Susie Addison, both of Lancaster.
Services were held Jan. 27 at Central United Methodist Church, conducted by the Dr. Don Haynes and the Rev. Paula Northrup, with burial in Lakeland Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 801 S. Hayne St., Monroe, NC 28112; or Pleasant Grove Campground, c/o Bob Winchester, PO Box 68, Mineral Springs, NC 28108.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge.

Louise Stewart Hammond, 81 
Louise Stewart Hammond, 81, of 4148 Flat Creek Road, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001.
Born Aug. 1, 1919, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late George T. and Flonnie M. Stewart. She was married to Carl B. Hammond.
She was a retired technician with Hudge Aircraft of Garden Grove, Calif. She was a member of Antioch Eastern Star No. 291 and a member of Rich Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of the home; and a stepson, Carlton Ray Hammond of Arden, N.C.
Services will be 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at Rich Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Brooks Walker, with burial in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Hartley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Rich Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 1557 E. Doc. Garris Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

Johnnie Witherspoon 
Johnnie Witherspoon died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001.
Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Coleman and Josephine Green Witherspoon.
He was married to Carrie Duncan Witherspoon. He was employed by Springs Industries, where he was a loom fixer for more than 22 years. He was a member of the United House of Prayer.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, John T. Witherspoon, Floyd Witherspoon and Terry Witherspoon, all of Lancaster; two daughters, Miss Orlene Witherspoon and Mrs. Veronica E. Patterson, both of Lancaster; four brothers, Roy Witherspoon of Queens, N.Y., Marvin Earl Witherspoon of Philadelphia, Pa., Bobby Witherspoon and Timmy Witherspoon, both of Lancaster; 10 sisters, Miss Ellen Witherspoon, Miss Sharon Witherspoon, and Mrs. Veronica Brooks, all of Lancaster; Mrs. Sylvia Richardson, Miss Susan Witherspoon and Mrs. Dorothy Alexander, all of Charlotte; Mrs. Susie Scott and Miss Marion Blanchard, both of Philadelphia; and Ms. Pearline Woods of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Services will be 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Rose Memorial Chapel, McCray Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Robert Boyd, with burial in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 at McCray Funeral Home.

Margaret Harshman Kling, 87 
AIKEN ­ Margaret Harshman Kling, 87, formerly of Lancaster County, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001.
Born in Leesburg, Va., she was married to Harold Kling Sr. of Aiken. She was a bookkeeper for Herr & Company for 15 years and a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pa.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Harold Kling Jr. of Brea, Calif; a daughter, Diana Postles of Aiken; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Sunset Memory Gardens in Graniteville, conducted by the Rev. Guy Morgan.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home in Langley.

Alfred Howard Roecklein, 91 
Alfred Howard Roecklein, 91, of 836 S. Potter Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001.
Born Sept. 7, 1909, in Kingston, N.Y., he was the son of the late John J. and Christina Bader Roecklein and was married to the late Anna Marie Neppell Roecklein.
He was a retired business manager for William Floyd School District in Mastic Beach, N.Y., a Mason of 60 years and a member of Reformation Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a son, Alan Roecklein of Rockville, Md.; a daughter, Barbara Heins of Lancaster; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Pastor Joe Bailey. Mr. Roecklein will be cremated and interred at Beverly Hills Memorial Garden in Beverly Hills, Fla., at a later date.
The family will be at the home, 836 S. Potter Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Reformation Lutheran Church, Community Mediation Garden, PO Box 26, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Paul Donald Wilson Sr., 61 
Paul Donald Wilson Sr., 61, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001.
Born June 25, 1939, in Rutherford, N.C., he was the son of the late Fredrick and Ethel Odessa Livingston Wilson.
He was a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include three sons, Paul Donald Wilson III of Denver, N.C., Paul Donald Wilson Jr. of Marion, N.C., and Fredrick G. Wilson of Lancaster; a brother, Leonard Wilson of Forest City, N.C.; a sister, Dot Jones of Rutherford; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services were Jan. 21 at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Stuart Snow.
Notes to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net.

Frank Ernest Schneider, 82 
KERSHAW ­ Frank Ernest Schneider, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001.
Born Jan. 7, 1919, in Emmett, Idaho, he was the son of the late Ernest and Jeanette Sams Schneider and was married to Allen Knight Schneider.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force, after serving more than 26 years. He was a Mason and had been a member of Butte Lodge No. 37 in Emmett since 1959. He was a member of Sand Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Darrell Hinson of Kershaw; and a grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Sand Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Patrick Minihane, with burial with Masonic rites and full military honors in Kershaw City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, and other times at the home of Darrell Hinson, 247 Neal St., Kershaw.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, PO Box 607, Mauldin, SC 29662.
Notes to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net.

Talmadge Lee Hooper, 67 
FAIRFAX ­ Talmadge Lee Hooper, 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001.
Born Oct. 29, 1933, in Cabarrus County, N.C., he was the son of the late Irene Alice Manus Hooper and John Hardy Hooper and was married to Ellen Holms Hooper.
He was a self-employed meat supervisor, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a lifetime member of the DAV of Concord, N.C., and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Linda Bowers of Concord; a son, Randy Hooper of Lancaster; a stepson, Keith Harrison of Fairfax; a stepdaughter, Sophia Harrison of Fairfax; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hart-sell Funeral Home-Concord, conducted by the Rev. Carol Gulledge, with burial in Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis, N.C.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hartsell Funeral Home-Concord. The family will be at the home of Linda Bowers, 3650 Cold Springs Road, Concord.

William C. Crawford, 80 
William C. Crawford, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Marian Crawford and the late Rev. Samuel J. Howie.
He was a member of Mount Zion AME Zion Church and a computer specialist at Kanawha Insurance Co.He retired from the Army as a master sergeant after serving more than 25 years, doing five tours of duty in Germany, two in Korea and one each in Japan, Turkey, France, Ethiopia and Vietnam. He received many service medals including the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a member of King David Masonic Lodge No. 41 and Kappa Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Survivors include family and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Mount Zion AME Zion Church, conducted by Dr. Jewett Walker, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
McMullen Funeral Home is in charge.

Georgia Masoner Kinsler, 66 
KINGSPORT, TENN. ­ Georgia Corena Masoner Kinsler, 66, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001.
Born in Scott County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Brady Neal and Lillian Gillenwater Kinkead. She was first married to the late Ralph Masoner and next married to Tyrone Jetter Kinsler.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mary Lou Elliott of Lancaster; two sons, Jerry Wayne Masoner of Kingsport and William David Masoner of Blountville; two sisters, Patsy Cox of Chicago, Ill., and Mildred Hall of Fort Blackmore, Va.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Todd Black, with entombment in East Lawn Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620.

James Edward Poag 
James Edward Poag, of 514 W. Arch St., died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001.
He was the son of the late Elliott W. and Maggie Able Poag and was married to the late Geraldine Cunningham.
He worked in the construction business.
Survivors include three sons, Roger Dean Poag and Elliott Garner Poag, both of Lancaster, and James Christopher Poag of Chester; two sisters, Maggie B Campbell and Mary Vance, both of Chester; three brothers, Elliott Walter Poag of Chester, Richard Poag of Lancaster and Reggie Thomas Poag of Great Falls; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Crawford's Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. William Able, with burial in Westside Cemetery.
Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Christopher King's Funeral Home, Chester.

Ulma L. Kicklighter Hiers, 94 
Ulma Lee Kicklighter Hiers, 94, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001.
Born Sept. 15, 1906, in Statesboro, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Frank and Sula Talullah Waters Kicklighter and was married to the late John Frank Hiers.
She was a member of Citadel Square Baptist Church in Charleston and was a retired inspector with the American Tobacco Co.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ben (Frances) Champion of Lancaster; a sister, Mrs. D.T. (Hester) Sills of Gainesville, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Riverview Memorial Park in Charleston, conducted by the Rev. Ken Harden. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at Hartley Funeral Home in Lancaster and from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Stuhr Funeral Home, 2119 Dorchester Ave., North Charleston.
Memorials may be made to Family Council of White Oak Manor, 253 Craig Manor Road, Lancaster SC 29720.
Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

Hugh Everette Preslar, 64 
KERSHAW ­ Hugh Everette Preslar, 64, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001.
Born July 10, 1936, in Polkton, N.C., he was the son of the late Paul and Cleo P. Preslar and was married to Mary Mungo Preslar.
He was retired from Kershaw County Environmental Services.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Randall Jones of Lugoff and Barry Jones of Heath Springs; three daughters, Ms. Karen Sims and Mrs. Julie Weeks, both of Kershaw, and Ms. Paulette Preslar of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Eddins of Wadesboro and Mrs. Hazel Barber of Kansas City, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ray Deese with burial in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Notes to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net.

June McDonald Jeffers, 63 
June McDonald Jeffers, 63, of 2530 Cambridge Drive, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001.
Born in Florence County, she was the daughter of the late Jasper William and Allie Parrott McDonald and was married to John D. Jeffers Sr.
She was of the Baptist faith and a retired employee of Springs Industries.
Survivors include her husband of Lancaster; a son, John D. Jeffers of Lancaster; three daughters, Mrs. Darren (Alice) Ashley and Ms. Cherry Dell Jeffers, both of Heath Springs, and Ms. Pamela J. Jeffers of Lancaster; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Miles of Lake City, Mrs. Ferunus Ackerman of Andrews and Mrs. Oree Plyler of Lancaster; and six grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Mahaffey Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, conducted by the Revs. John Newton and Reece Miles, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Pancreatic Cancer Re-search, PO Box 1142, Lancaster SC 29721.

Gregory Ralph Dorman, 33 
KERSHAW ­ Gregory Ralph Dorman, 33, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001.
Born Nov. 16, 1967, in Kershaw County, he was the son of Ralph and Phyllis Cobb Dorman.
He was a valve inspector with Combraco in Pageland and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his parents of Kershaw; a sister, Mrs. Pam Beckham of Heath Springs; paternal grandfather, Coley B. Dorman of Kershaw; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nefford and Sue Bowers Cobb, all of Kershaw.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Kershaw City Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Hogsed.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hartley Funeral Home and will be at the home of his parents, 204 N. Floyd St., Kershaw, at other times.
Memorials may be made to Kershaw Second Baptist Church, Fellowship Space, 7737 Kershaw Camden Hwy., Kershaw SC 29067.

John Earl Adams, 88 
ROCK HILL ­ John Earl Adams, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001.
Born Sept. 14, 1912, in Heath Springs, he was the son of the late Cameron Alexander and Daisy Elizabeth Godwin Adams and was married to Della Couch Adams.
He was retired from Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Co. and was a member of Park Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, James P. Adams of Rock HIll and Paul T. Adams of Severn, Md.; two daughters, Dollie A. Bowers of Rock Hill and Bonnie L. Adams of Mount Desert, Maine; a brother, Connie Adams of Heath Springs; two sisters, Myrtle A. Childers and Beulah A. Sims, both of Heath Springs; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Park Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Eddie Ramsey, with burial in Grandview Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Park Baptist Church, 717 E. Main St., Rock Hill SC 29730.


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