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Monday, August 14, 2000

Frankie Mefford 

CHESTER -- Services for Frankie Dye Mefford, 89, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with burial in Chester Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6:30-8 this evening at Barron Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mefford, widow of Hammit C. Mefford, died Friday. Born in Palestine, West Va., she was a daughter of the late George Dye and Elva Thorn Dye. She was a member of Chester Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her son, James Mefford; daughters, June Kinkead, Betty Jo Erskine; sisters, Norma Harmon, Alma Hughes; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Maggie Miles 

LANCASTER -- Services for Maggie Taylor Miles, 93, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Heights Baptist Church with burial in Long Branch Baptist Church. Visitation will be 7-8:30 this evening at Mahaffey Funeral Home.

Mrs. Miles, widow of the late Douglas H. Miles, died Saturday. Born in Chesterfield Co., she was a daughter of the late John Malcolm and Annie Jordan Taylor. She was a member of Glenwood Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are her sons, Charles Miles, Harold Miles, both of Lancaster; daughter Mildred Pigg of Kershaw; brother, Floyd Taylor Kannapolis, N.C.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. 
 

Howard O'Tuel 

BENNETTSVILLE -- Services for Howard Steadman "Bubba" O'Tuel, 52, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Antioch United Methodist Church with burial in Brigman Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Marlboro Co. Unit, 950 48th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Visitation is 7-9 this evening at Whitner-Evans Funeral Home.

Mr. O'Tuel died Saturday. Born in Marlboro Co., he was a son of Beulah "Boot" Brigman O'Tuel and the late Howard Steadman O'Tuel Jr. He was employed with Big A Auto Supply in Laurinburg for 20 years and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Melody and James Woodle of Bennettsville; mother of Bennettsville; brother, Vernon O'Tuel of Bennettsville; sisters, Doris Wallace of Greenville, Betty Ann Herndon of Bennettsville; special friend, Ms. Bobbie Dimsdale of Laurinberg, and her daughter and son-in-law, April and Shane Sessoms of Laurel Hill, N.C.; two nieces; four nephews; three grand-nieces; six grand-nephews; a great great niece. 

Marie Parker 

COLUMBIA -- Graveside services for Marie McMurray Parker, 73, will be held at 3 p.m. today, August 14, 2000, in Greenlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Ray Timmerman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carolina Childrens Home, 3201 Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 29204. Greenlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Parker, widow of Heyward Parker, died Friday at her home. Born in Dukesville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late John Fred McMurray and Lilly Shehan McMurray. She was formerly employed with the South Carolina National Bank. She had resided in Columbia over 50 years, and attended Park Street Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Janelle Parker of Columbia; brother, Floyd McMurray and his wife Gwendolyn of Hopkins; sister, Mary Smith of West Columbia; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Curt and John McMurray of Columbia, and Jim McMurray of New York. 

Betty Peay 

BAMBERG -- Services for Betty S. Peay, 66, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Open Door Baptist Church with burial in Bamberg Memory Garden Cemetery. Mercer Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Peay died Saturday, August 12, 2000 in Orangeburg Hospital. Born in Transylvania Co., N.C., she was a daughter of the late Clyde William Seay and Stella Case Seay.

Surviving are her husband, Wyndell O. Peay of Bamberg; sons, Michael Peay, Matt Peay, both of Bamberg, William Peay of Barnwell, Mark Peay of Laredo, Texas, four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Joseph Pickering Sr. 

OCALA, FLA. --Services for Joseph Dennis Pickering Sr., 70, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bible Baptist Church, Ocala, Fla. with private burial. Visitation will be 7-9 this evening at Rivers Funeral Home of Aiken.

Mr. Pickering, widower of the late Gretchen Wells Pickering, died Saturday. Born in SoSo, Miss., he was a son of Joseph Ransome Pickering and the late Genah Hill Pickering. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church.

Surviving are his father and step mother, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ransome Pickering; sons, Randy Pickering, Russell Pickering, Joe Pickering Jr.; daughter, Beverly Broadwater; four sisters; six grandchildren. 

Alice Reeves 

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Services for Alice Lane Reeves, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with burial in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Rowland Funeral Home.

Ms. Reeves died Saturday. Born in Emmalane, Ga. She was a member of the United Methodist Women Florrie Derrick Circle, charter member and past treasurer of Martintown Road Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, the North Augusta Historical Society.

Surviving are daughter, Susan Reeves Robbins; grandchildren, Alice, Joseph Robins; son-in-law, David Robbins, all of Augusta. 

Herbert Robertson 

COLUMBIA -- Services for Herbert N. Robertson, 45, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Lugoff with burial in church cemetery with military honors. The casket will be place in the church one hour prior to services. Brown's Funeral Home of Camden is in charge.

Mr. Robertson died Wednesday. Born in Lugoff, he was a son of Pearl Lee Hill Robertson and the late Phillip Robertson Sr. He was a U. S. Army Veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Jackson Robertson; sons, Ouincy, Alexander Jackson, Lamont Robertson; daughter, Genene Robertson; mother; 12 brothers; six sisters; four grandchildren. 

Col. LaVerne Rosene 

NORTH CHARLESTON -- Services for Col. LaVerne Elmer Rosene, 83, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at James A. Dyal Funeral Home Oakbrook Chapel with burial in Dorchester Memory Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation will be 6-8 this evening at the funeral...

Rollin Saylor 

SWANSEA -- Services for Rollin Hoyt Saylor, 58, will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Sandy Run, with Rev. Hyo Shik Kim officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 this evening at Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Mr. Saylor died Thursday, August 10, 2000. Born in Lexington Co., he was a son of the late Hoyt Cleo and Inez Lloyd Saylor. A U.S. Army veteran, he was retired from SCE & G. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his sister, Nell Kelley of Morton, Ill.; brothers, Thurmond C. Saylor of Cayce, James T. Taylor, Leo P. Saylor both of Swansea; nieces and nephews. 

Eugenia Starks 

COLUMBIA -- Services for Eugenia B. Starks, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethleham Baptist Church in Ridgeway with burial in Memorial Garden. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. this evening at Palmer Memorial Chapel. The Casket will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.

Mrs. Stark died Thursday. Born in Saluda Co., she was a daughter of the late John Brown. She was a retired book binder machinist.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Starks, son, Robert (Bernice) Brown; sisters, Willie Mae Anders, Candace Burrell. 

Kenneth Stegall 

MYRTLE BEACH -- Services for Kenneth Lee Stegall, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home Chapel of Fort Mill with burial in Grandview Memorial Park of Rock Hill. Memorials may be made to Calvary Christian School, 4511 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29788.

Mr. Stegall died Saturday. Born in Ohio, he was a son of Janet Stegall and the late Linson Lee Stegall I. He was an avid fan of NASCAR Auto Racing.

Surviving are his son, Linson Stegall II; daughters, Janet Stegall, Dody Martin, Natalie Stegall, Kitty Ellis; mother, brothers, Mark Stegall, Gary Stegall; sister, Lynn Stegall; grandson, Julious Martin. 

Adelaide Taylor 

EDISTO BEACH -- Memorial services for Adelaide Taylor Taylor, 97, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home and Crematory, Lexington Chapel, with the Rev. William J. Snow officiating. The family suggest memorials be made to your favorite charity or church.

Mrs. Taylor died Saturday, August 12, 2000. Born in Lexington, she was the widow of the late William Taylor and daughter of the late Simon F. and Maude Pitts Taylor. She was a member of Hope Chapter #30 Eastern Star, charter member of Boynton's Beach Woman's Club and Boynton Methodist Church. She was a retired Federal employee. She lived with her niece and nephew, Polly and Bud Gramling of Edisto Beach for the past six years.

Surviving are her niece and nephew-in-law, Pauline and Bud Gramling of Edisto Beach; other nieces and nephews. 

James Williams 

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Services for James "Jim" Williams, 84, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sunset Memory Garden. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Williams died Saturday. Born in Neeses, he was a son of the late Tillman and Salley Williams. He was owner and operator of Jim's Nursery for 53 years, U. S. Army Veteran and served during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Davis Williams; sons, James Williams, Walter Byrd, Hugh Williams; brothers, Grover William, Garvin Williams; sisters, Lee Bowers, Hilda Williams, Dolly Williams; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. 

Hattie Willis 

TRAVELERS REST -- Services for Hattie Lou McCarson Willis, 63, will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Enoree Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Visitation will be 3-4 Tuesday afternoon at the Family Life Center at Enoree Baptist Church. The Howze Mortuary is in charge.

Mrs. Willis died Sunday. She was a daughter of Pearl Jones McCarson and the late Hubert McCarson. She was a member of Enoree Baptist Church, former employee of South Carolina National Bank and the Bank of Travelers Rest.

Surviving are her mother; husband, Alvin D. Willis; daughter, Tracy Garret; grandson Brandon Greene; three sisters; a brother. 

Squire Wilson Jr. 

COLUMBIA -- Services for Squire Wilson Jr., will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. this evening at Palmer Memorial Chapel. The casket will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.

Mr. Wilson died Saturday. Born in Richland Co., he was a son of the late Squire and Mary Pearson Wilson Sr. He was a graduate of Benedict College and had received additional degrees in Accounting and Computer Programming. he was presently employed as a store manager of the Pantry.

Surviving are his sister, Mary W. Guinyard and her husband Leon Guinyard, nieces and nephews. 

Allie Wooten 

GRANITEVILLE -- Services for Allie L. Woodward Wooten, 86, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Napier Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Graniteville Cemetery. Mrs. Wooten, widow of the late Nathaniel G. "Boy" Wooten, died Saturday. Born in Graniteville, she was a daughter of the late William Woodward and Cora Franklin Woodward. She was a member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church and Saint John United Methodist Church.


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