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|January 21, 2001
BEAUFORT -- Services for Luther Alston, 66, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church with burial in Johnson Cemetery, Lady's Island. Visitation is 7-8 this evening in Marshel's Wright-Donaldson Home For Funerals.
Surviving are his wife; sons, Lester, Marvin, Ronald Alston; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Dantzler; brothers, Moses Broomfield, Rev. Abraham Alston Sr.; an aunt; two uncles. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine Alston.
LAURINBURG, N.C. --Services for Charles C. Bowen, 54, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with burial in Rogers Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 this evening at Rogers Funeral Home. . . .
EFFINGHAM -- Services for Viola Rosa Catherine Brand, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove AME Church, Turbeville, with burial in New McFadden Cemetery, Olanta. Samuels and Richardson Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge.
Surviving are her sons, Joenell Brand of Uniontown, Pa.; daughters,
Francena Brand of Turbeville, Emma Graham, Jannie Dickson both of Effingham;
brother, John Brand of Sumter; sisters, Mary Brand of Olanta, Merletha
Gamble of Laurelton, N.Y.
YORK -- Services for William Bowman Bumgarner, 84, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bratton Funeral Home with burial in Lakeview Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 7-9 this evening at the funeral home.
Mr. Bumgarner, husband of Ila Kay Gibson Bumgarner, died Sunday. Born in Danielsville, Ga., he was a son of the late William Bowman Bumgarner and Zona Lou Styles Bumgarner. He owned Bumgarner TV Repair Shop in York.
Surviving are his wife of York; son, Marty Bumgarner of York; daughters,
Mary Connolly of York, Zona Dover of York; sister, Kyle Smith of Winterville,
Ga.; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.
COLUMBIA -- Services for Louise Sumpter Burns, 98, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Shandon United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Burns, widow of Wylie J. Burns, died Monday, January 22, 2001. Born in Toccoa, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Pedie Lou Sumpter. She was a member of numerous organizations and associations including The Rebecca's and volunteered over 1000 hours with the USO. Mrs. Burns was a member of Shandon United Methodist Church.
Surviving are three nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and
SUMTER -- Services for Harold Chandler, 48, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Williams Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Clark's United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Chandler died Thursday. Born in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Paul Chandler Sr. and Bertha Herrington Chandler. He was employed for 23 years at Exide Battery now known as Yuasa Industries.
Surviving are a brother, James Chandler of Sumter; sisters, Janie Brown
of Fanwood, N.J., Mary Hadley of Seat Pleasant, Md., Barbara Allen of Philadelphia,
Betty Colclough, Berthina Davis, Alice Nixon, all of Sumter; two aunts;
COLUMBIA -- Services for Colie Blease Churchwell, 81, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, with burial in Springfield Cemetery. The Rev. Randall Gillam will officiate. Visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home. . . .
ORANGEBURG -- Services for Lillie Jefferson Coulter, 81, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Rosesville, with burial in Belleville Memorial Cemetery. Simmons Funeral Home, Orangeburg, is in charge. . . .
WALTERBORO -- Services for Harold Craven Cummings, 82, formerly of Walterboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Canaan Baptist Church in Canadys with burial in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. James Preveaux and the Rev. David Blankenship will officiate. The body will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at Herndon and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Canaan Baptist Church, P.O. Box 28, Canadys, SC 29433.
Mr. Cummings died Monday, January 22, 2001 in the Charleston Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Dorchester County, he was the son of the late Benjamin William Cummings and Mary Murray Cummings. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired electrician with the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, a voluntary member of the Canady's Fire Department which he help found and he was an honorary member of the North Edisto Hunting Club.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Carter Cummings; sons, Mary V. Cummings,
Lexington and John Keith Cummings, Eutawville; daughters, Nancy C. Cremeans,
Mt. Pleasant and Linda C. Gunter, Lexington; sister, Mamie Strickland Gunter,
Orangeburg; six grandchildren; one great grandchild.
ABBEVILLE -- Services for Lenward Dean Davis, 59, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Warrenton Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 this evening at Harris Funeral Home.
Mr. Davis, husband of Mary Sprouse Davis, died Sunday. Born in Abbeville Co., he was a son of Joe Davis and the late Cora Sparks Davis. He formerly served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of Warrenton Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Sprouse Davis of the home; father of Abbeville;
daughter, Diane Dawsey of Augusta; son, Johnny W. Bush Jr. of Trenton;
HODGES -- Memorial services for William "Will" Denson, 43, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Entombment will be in Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville at a later date. Visitation will be immediately following the service in the Bishop's Hall of the Church. Blyth Funeral Home is in charge.
Surviving are wife, Robin Hawkins Denson; father; stepmother, Caroline Denson; sister, Ann Denson; brothers, John and Scott Denson; a number of nieces and nephews.
GROVER -- Services for Andrew Jack Duncan, of 1907 Highway 15 South, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grover United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wash Belangia officiating. Burial will follow at Utsey Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 this evening at Bryant Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Paul Garrett, Horace Duncan, Gerald Duncan, Joey Spell and Lyn Westbury.
Mr. Duncan died Sunday at his residence after a long illness. He was born in Mountain Rest, S.C. on August 12, 1920, a son of the late Andrew Jackson Duncan and Lelia Holden Duncan. He worked at the Navy Exchange in Charleston, and was a member of Grover United Methodist Church, a Life member of Fellowship Lodge #400, Loyalty Chapter OES 136, and a member of Edisto Hunting Club.
Surviving are wife, Margaret Spell Duncan of Grover; son, Stephen A. Duncan of Charleston; daughter, Amanda D. Evans of Johns Island; sister, Ruby D. Cobb of Walhalla; grandchildren, Rory Duncan of Charleston, Tracy Duncan of Dayton, Ohio; Stephanie Duncan of Mount Pleasant; Jackson Duncan of Mount Pleasant, Jesse E. Fipps of James Island, Rebecca E. Kozlowski of May Port, Fla., Richard Evans Jr. of Johns Island; great-grandchildren, Andrew Collins Fipps of James Island and Triston Nicholas Kozlowski of May Port, Fla.
LITTLE ROCK -- Graveside services for Mildred Irene Preston Emanuel, 79, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Hebron Cemetery directed by Cooper Funeral Home .Visitation will be from 7-9 this evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Pee Dee, 555 East Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29501.
Mrs. Emanuel died Monday, January 22, 2001 at her residence after an illness. Born in King, N.C., October 10, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Noble Preston and Vassie White Preston. She was a member of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, William E. "Bill" Emanuel Jr., Little Rock;
daughter and son-in-law, Grace Emanuel Haynes and Ronnie, Little Rock;
sisters, Iris Kirby and Pansy Rogers, both of King; grandchildren, Debbie
Becker, Florence, Susan McNeil McKenzie and husband, B.J., Hamer; great-grandchildren,
Brook Becker and Blake Becker, both of Florence, Cody McKenzie, Hamer.
MT. PLEASANT -- Services for Carolyn Fant, 82, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Surfside United Methodist Church, Surfside Beach, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Conway. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Wednesday until services at the church. Lee Funeral Home is in charge. . . .
WEST COLUMBIA -- Services for Mary Frances Baker Fletcher, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at Northside Baptist Church, 1303 Sunset Blvd., with burial in Celestial Memorial Gardens. Officiating will be Rev. Lonnie Shull and Rev. Joe Reed. The family will receive friends 6-8 this evening at Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Bernardin House Hospice Ministry, 90 Finley Rd., Columbia, SC 29203.
Mrs. Fletcher died Sunday, January 21, 2001. Born in Bethune, she was the daughter of the late Lemuel Jackson and Susan Cora Blackmon Baker. She was the wife of the late Lt. Col. Oscar Edward Fletcher. She was an active member of Northside Baptist Church since 1955 and was a member of the Willing Workers Bible Study Class and XYZ Ministries. She was a loving wife and mother.
Surviving are her children, Randall Fletcher and wife Jane, Gayle Fletcher, Tom Fletcher and wife Barbara, Suzanne Fletcher Umberger and husband John; grandchildren, Craig, Melissa and Ashley Fletcher, Ben, Ross and Layne Umberger; sister, Elizabeth Clark; brother, Oran Baker.
COLUMBIA -- Memorial Service for Don Edward Gilbert, 87, former resident of Orlando, Fla., will be held at 11 a.m. today, January 23, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church conducted by Pastor Herman R. Yoos, Pastor Mark Wendland and Pastor Christina Wendland. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. this morning, January, 23, 2001 at the church. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3909 Forest Drive. Shives Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gilbert died Saturday, January 20, 2001. Born in North Port, Mich., he was the son of the late Fred M. Gilbert and Ethel Leota Wilson. He was a retiree of the University of Michigan. Mr. Gilbert was past president and a founding member of the American Association of Respiratory Care and published a textbook called "The Oxygen Therapy". He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, the Bible Study Class and the Livewire Senior Citizen Group.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Seefeld Gilbert; daughters, Loujean Marie Baker of Columbia; Raynette Louise Kempf and husband, Dan of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Marcia Anne Reynolds and husband, Robert of Higganum, Conn.; son, William Edward Gilbert and wife, Ronda of Costa Mesa, Calif.; eight grandchildren; three great- grandchildren and several nieces. Mr. Gilbert was predeceased by sister, Grace.
COLUMBIA -- Services for Joe Harrell, 70, of 8012 Brookmont Lane, Columbia will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, which is in charge. The family will meet at the home of his sister, Eleanor Mims, 5206 Middleton St., Columbia.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Harrell; daughters, Jo Ann Anderson, Susan Adams; brothers, Clarence Harrell Jr. and Thomas H. Harrell; sisters, Christine Roberts, Ruth Kimpson, Alberta Kennedy, Rebecca Scott, Mary H. Brown and Eleanor Mims; three grandchildren.
HEMINGWAY -- Services for Mary Helen Cribb Haselden, 62, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Eaddy Ford Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
Survivors are sons, John F. Haselden Jr., Frankie Haselden, Sammy Haselden; daughter, Sissy H. Roberts; brothers, Francis Marion Cribb, Herbert "Chick" Cribb, and David Murriel Cribb and sister, Viola C. Gibson; nine grandchildren.
COLUMBIA -- Graveside service for Richard Roy Hauenstein, 74, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Hauenstein died Sunday, January 21,2001. Born in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Adam and Helen Lillian Roth Hauenstein. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he retired from Square D Company. He was a past Master of Emmanuel Masonic Lodge of Cleveland, and a member of Knights Templar and Jamil Temple in Columbia.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Ress Hauenstein; daughter, Janet Jacobs of Montgomery, Ala.; and grandchildren, Andrew Richard Jacobs and Jennifer Lynn Jacobs.
STRASBURG, Va. --Graveside services for Patricia Borden Holtzclaw, 72, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2001, in Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliates, Memorials and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216. J.F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg, is in charge.
Mrs. Holtzclaw died Sunday, January 21, 2001, in National Health Care, Greer. A native of Strasburg, she was the wife of the late Clyde Everett Holtzclaw Jr. and the daughter of the late Maxwell Fredrick Borden Sr. and Sara Frances Link Beatty Borden. She was a secretary retiring from Unijax in Columbia.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Scott Everett Holtzclaw and Monika Wells Holtzclaw of Spartanburg; nephew, F. Ward Borden of Bluffton; step-grandsons, Sven Wells of Wilmington, N.C., Markus Wells of Spartanburg.
GREENWOOD -- Graveside services for Carrie Horne, 83, will be held at 2 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Gardens directed by Harley Funeral Home. The family is at the home of her niece, Joyce Coates, 421 Morgan Street.
Surviving are sisters, Jewell Deloach, Madge Dorn both of Greenwood, Lucille Deloach of Saluda, Aline Powell of Johnston; brothers, Rudolph Horne, James Horne, both of Greenwood.
COLUMBIA -- Services for Larry Nelson Jenkins, 50, will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday at St. James AME Church, 413 Henderson St., Columbia, with burial in Palmetto Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Reginald C. Morton. Visitation is 6 p.m. tonight at Palmer Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to the St. James AME Church Building Fund, 413 Henderson St., Columbia, SC 29205.
Mr. Jenkins died Saturday, January 20, 2001 after a brief illness. Born in New Orleans, he was the son of Robert Nelson Sr. and the late Ethel T. Jenkins. He was educated at Immaculate Conception School and a 1970 graduate of Burke High School. He attained his specialized training in finance while serving in the U.S. Army as a Finance Specialist. He received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from South Carolina State University in 1982. He was employed as Assistant Vice-President, Lending with Carolina Capital Investment Corporation. He previously worked at the State Credit Union and Richland Teachers Council Federal Credit Union and the South Carolina Commission for the Blind.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Suzette Adams-Jenkins; a son, Christian Jenkins; a stepson, David Edward A. Adams; grandchildren, Davion Adams and Diamond Adams; stepmother, Anna Nelson; brothers, Robert Nelson Jr. and William Allen Nelson; a sister, Harriett Darlene Coe; devoted aunts, Minnie N. Waites and Ethel L. Nelson; aunt and uncle, Willie Nelson and Rosetta Nelson; sisters-in-law, Monica Nelson and Shell Fay Martin; nieces, Cierra T. Nelson, Naydia Coe, Erika Martin and Kristin Martin; special cousins, Brenda Nelson, Reginald Nelson, Kevin Robinson, Theyron Rai (Arlene) Robinson and Raymond Robinson; mother- in-law, Fannie Phelps Adams; special aunt, Celia Phelps Martin; godmothers, Blanche Nelson and Susan B. Freeman; and a host of other relatives and friends.
BUNN, N.C. --Cyrus M. Johnson, 81, died Sunday night, January 21, 2001. Born in Wayne County, N.C., July 20, 1919, he was the son of the late Rev. Cyrus M. Johnson and Cora Dixon Johnson. The Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh, N.C., is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to Safe Space Shelter for Battered Women, 113 South Main Street, Room 107, Louisburg, NC 27549.
Mr. Johnson received his BA from Wake Forest, his MS from Ohio State and Ph.D. from Duke. He was active in the Religious Society of Friends and worked in numerous programs to promote peace and social justice. He taught for many years at Guilford College in Greensboro.
Surviving are his wife, Lynn Batton Johnson, Bunn; children, Cyrus Johnson Jr., Charlotte; Elizabeth Anderson, Columbia; two grandsons.
LUMBERTON, N.C. --Services for Martha Pate Kelly, 82, will be 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church with burial in Meadowbrook Cemetery. Floyd Mortuary and Crematory, Inc., is in charge. . . .
COLUMBIA -- Service for Susie Winn Knight, 62, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sauldam Baptist Church of Ravenel, with burial in White Church Cemetery of Ravenel. Memorials may be made to Sauldam Baptist Church, 5945 County Line Road, Ravenel, SC 29470. Stuhr Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge.
Mrs. Knight, wife of the late Barney Burdell Knight, died Saturday, January 20, 2001. Born in Charleston County, she was the daughter of the late Willie Charles and Susie Caddin Winn. She was formerly employed with Frank's Market. She was a member of Sauldam Baptist Church of Ravenel.
Surviving are sons, Stephen Burbage of Ravenel, Wayne Burbage of Adams Run, Michael Knight of Gaston, Ronnie Burbage of Charleston and Chuck Knight of Columbia; stepson, Dennis Knight of West Columbia; daughter, Kathy Burbage of Summerville; brother, Bruce Winn of Charleston; sister, Louise Hartley of Batesburg; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.