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January 21, 2001

Johnnie Mayers 

COLUMBIA -- Services for Johnnie Brooks Mayers, 68, of 4812 Hamby Street, Columbia, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at St. John Baptist Church, 3404 West Beltline Blvd., Columbia, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Mr. Mayers will be placed in the church at noon, with viewing until the time of service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at A.P. Williams Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Mayers died January 19, 2001 in Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. Born in Chapin, he was the son of the late Irving and Essie Bowers Mayers.

Surviving are sons, Donald Mayers, Columbia; Gary Bowers, Myrtle Beach; daughters, Deborah Wells, Philadelphia; Barbara Bowers, Chapin; sisters, Elaine Suber, Chapin, Elizabeth Rodgers, Columbia; aunt, Evelyn Shellman, NewYork; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

James McCallister Sr. 

RAVENEL -- Services for James Donald McCallister Sr., 62, will be held at 11 a.m. today at James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sauldam Baptist Church Cemetery

Mr. McCallister died Sunday in a Charleston hospital. Born in Islandton, he was a son of the late James Henry McCallister and Edna Bass McCallister Bunton. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jones McCallister of Ravenel; son, James McCallister Jr. of Ravenel; daughter, Cindy Hall of Atlanta; sister, Nancy Ruffin of Walterboro; grandchild, Sean Caperton of Charleston. 

Harvis McGee 

SUMTER -- Services for Harvis "Bro" McGee, 61, will be 3:30 p.m. today at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Hillside Memorial Park. Job's Mortuary is in charge.

Mr. McGee died Wednesday. Born in Bessemer, Ala., he was a son of the late Horace and Carrie Beulah McGee. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Mount Pisgah AME Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret B. McGee; sons, Michael, Harvis Jr., Ulysses McGee, Kiplin McGee; daughters, Janette Johnson, Denise Nelson, Lillian Hastie, Sharon McGee, Margaret McGee, Pamela McGee; three brothers; seven sisters; 23 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. 

Olin Miller 

HEMINGWAY -- Services for Olin Miller, 87, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Williams Hill Freewill Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Graham Funeral Home. Visitation is 7-9 this evening at the church.

Mr. Miller, widower of Frances C. Miller, died Monday. Born in Georgetown Co., he was a son of the late Burrell Anderson Miller and Olivia Pearl Evans Miller. He was a retired farmer and a member of Williams Hill Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are sons, Billy, Burrell Miller, both of Hemingway; daughters, Catherine Cameron of Georgetown, Frankie Gaskins, Crystal Tisdale both of Hemingway; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. 

Woodrow Mizzell 

HARLEYVILLE -- Services for Woodrow Mizzell, 85, of Duncan Chapel Community, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Indian Field United Methodist Church with the Rev. Betty Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 this evening at Bryant Funeral Home, St. George. Pallbearers will be Harold Mizzell, Charles Mizzell, Dennis Mizzell, Oliver Bowman, Derrall Risher, C.M. Dantzler, Dan Mizzell Jr. and Timothy Mizzell.

Mr. Mizzell died Sunday in a Walterboro hospital. Born in Duncan Chapel Community, November 25, 1915, he was a son of the late Madison Timothy Mizzell and Fannie Jackson Mizzell. He was retired farmer and a member of Indian Field United Methodist Church, where he served on official boards and belonged to Good Cheer Sunday School Class and was a member of Senior Club. He was a former member of 15 A and I-26 Hunting Club.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mattie Kizer Mizzell; sons, Marion W. Mizzell, Harleyville and Logan F. Mizzell, Orangeburg; daughter, Elaine M. Lantz, Lilburn, Ga.; grandchildren, Scott A. Mizzell, Westminster, Anthony G. Mizzell, Columbia, Stacey R. Mizzell, Myrtle Beach, Gary E. Mizzell, Harleyville, Julie M. Kelly, Melbourne, Fla., Jeffery L. Mizzell and Kristen P. Mizzell, Summerville, Jason R. Lantz, Lilburn, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Austin and Haley Mizzell, both of Harleyville and Sybil Mizzell, Columbia. He was predeceased by sons, Melvin P. Mizzell and Julian H. Mizzell. 

William Morris 

IRMO -- Services for William R. (Bill) Morris, 77, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Chapin, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin . . .

J.B. Neal 

CLINTON -- Services for J.B. Neal, 90, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Gray Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Pinelawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Neal died Monday in Laurens County Hospital. Born in Great Falls, he was a son of the late Samuel B. and Minnie Ola Inman Neal. He was a U.S. Army Corps veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and a member of Lydia Presbyterian Church. 

Surviving are his wife, Emma Sherbert Neal; son, Jimmy Neal; sisters, Nancy Holbrook, Lula Polk; four grandchildren; a great grandchild. 

Bruce Peach 

CAMDEN -- Services for Bruce Terrell Peach, 86, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, with burial to follow in the Scotch Cemetery in Bethune. The Rev. Clarence Dorman will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7-9 this evening, Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Mr. Peach died Saturday, January 20, 2001. Born in Bethune, he was the son of the late William Arthur and Sallie Rozier Peach. He retired from DuPont and was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the Pacific and European Theatres. He was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church. He was married to the late Edna Railey Peach.

Surviving are daughters, Karen Fox, Columbia, Mrs. Thomas R. ("Brucie") White, Northport, Ala.; son, Allen Peach, Odessa, Fla.; grandchildren, Railey B. White and Elizabeth C. White, both of Northport, Ala. He was predeceased by sister, Sara Lee Humphrey and brother, William Allen Peach. 

Susan Pressley 

KINGSTREE -- Services for Susan Pressley, 91, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Elijah United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. McClary's Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Pressley died January 19, 2001. Born in Kingstree, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Barr. She was a member of Elijah United Methodist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Margaret Pressley, Johnnie Ruth Cooper, Lillie Canty, Dora Turner, Emma Tisdale, Mary Cunningham, Catherine Tucker; son, Jessie Pressley. 

Robert Ramsey 

ANDERSON -- A graveside service for Robert Blair Ramsey, 69, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, N.C., with a memorial service to be held at 5:30 p.m. today at Young Memorial ARP Church. Visitation will follow the memorial service. . . .

Catherine Randolph-Johnson 

EASTOVER -- Services for Catherine Ann Randolph-Johnson, 38, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Midway Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8 this evening at the funeral home. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home is in charge. . . .

Carl Ratterree 

ROCK HILL -- Services for Carl Jerry Ratterree, 58, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, with burial in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 6-7:30 tonight at the funeral home. . . .

Nida Ratterree 

ROCK HILL -- Services followed by Eucharist for Nida Boney Ratterree, 92, of 127 Murrah Drive, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour with interment in Laurelwood Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Charles S. Foss will officiate. The . . .

Kathryn Revels 

COLUMBIA -- Service for Kathryn Tallon Revels, 62, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Irmo with burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. this evening at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Irmo Building Fund.

Mrs. Revels died Sunday, January 21, 2001. Born in Olanta, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Isaac and Myrtle McClam Tallon. She retired as a programmer analyst from Providence Hospital and was a member of First Baptist Church of Irmo.

Surviving are her husband, James Palmer Revels Sr.; son, James P. Revels Jr. of Chicago; daughter, Karen R. Nunn of Columbia; brother, Gilbert A. Tallon of Olanta; and grandchildren, Kasey A. Nunn, Donald S. Nunn III, P. Corey Revels and Alex G. Revels. 

Anna Richardson 

CLIO -- Services for Anna C. Richardson, , will be held at 2 p.m. today at New Zion AME Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery. House of Thomas Funeral Home is in charge.

Mrs. Richardson died Thursday. Born in Dillon Co., she was a daughter of the late John W. and Hannah Godfrey Hamer. She retired from Dillon School District #2 Cafeteria after 36 years.

Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Thomas, Roy Mae Bowens, both of Minturn; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. 

Louise Riley 

BRONX, N.Y. --Graveside services for Louise Riley, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Taw Caw Missionary Baptist Church, Summerton, with burial in the church cemetery. Dyson's Home For Funerals is in charge.

Ms. Riley died Wednesday, January 3, 2001. Born in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Jamiel Green Riley. She was employed as a nurse with the Bronx State Hospital, Bronx, N.Y.

Surviving are aunts, Lula Watson, Long Island, N.Y., Hazel Carter and Ruby Richburg, both of Baltimore, Francis Lewis and Camilla Witherspoon, both of Opa-locka, Fla.; several close cousins and a host of other relatives. 

Billy Rucker 

NORTH -- Services for Billy E. Rucker, 61, of 6988 Salley Road, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2001 at Mt. Beulah Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Henry Chavis, the Rev. Matt Rucker and the Rev. Don Corley will officiate. . . .

Shirley Russ 

COLUMBIA -- Graveside service for Shirley A. Russ, 69, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Elmwood Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, is in charge.

Mrs. Russ died Sunday, January 21, 2001. Born in Fitzgerald, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Sarah Frances Brightwell Adams. She was a member of First Baptist Church. 

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jerry Chavis of Columbia; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Tammi Nolan of Greenville; and grandchildren, Brian Chavis and Alex Nolan. 

Charles Seigler 

ABBEVILLE -- Services for Charles Edward Seigler, 83, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sharon United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Harris Funeral Home is in charge. . . .

Richard Shambo 

SANTEE -- Memorial services for Richard Ervin Shambo, 78, will be held at noon Wednesday at Santee Presbyterian Church. Interment will be private. Fogle-Hungerpiller Funeral Home of Elloree is in charge.

Mr. Shambo died Monday. Born in Joliet, Ill., he was a son of the late Guy Peter and Pearl Marian Richards Shambo. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Santee Presbyterian Church. 

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Bernhardt Shambo; sons, Richard Shambo of Valparaiso, Fla., James Shambo of Niceville, Fla., Thomas Shambo of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren. 

Walter Spivey Jr. 

LAKE VIEW -- Services for Walter Roland Spivey Jr., 71, will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bear Swamp Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 7-8:30 this evening at Cook Funeral Home.

Mr. Spivey died Monday. Born in Robeson Co., he was a son of the late Walter Roland Spivey Sr. and Estelle Evans Spivey. He was a member of Bear Swamp Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Atkinson Spivey; sons, Danny, Casey Spivey III; daughter, Nancy Worley; grandchildren, Charity Mitchell, Richie Hinson, Jason, Kyle Spivey; great grandchildren, Austin, Cheyenne Mitchell; brothers, Bobby, Tom Spivey; sisters, Juanita Flood, Betty Blackmon, Ann Wallace. 

Bonnie Tate 

PICAYUNE, Miss. --Services for Bonnie Mae Tate, 97, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mill Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 this evening at Picayune Funeral Home.

Mrs. Tate, widow of Loyd E. Tate, died Saturday. She was born in Picayune, Miss., and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Betty Murphy of Rock Hill, Gloria Shanahan of Poplarville, Miss., Helen Ladner of Waveland, Miss.; son, Loyd D. Tate of Decatur, Ala.; two sisters; two brothers; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, David E. Tate and a daughter, Bonnie Necaise. 

James Tolson 

HARTSVILLE -- Services for James Melvin Tolson, 73, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bud Boatwright will officiate with burial in the church cemetery directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 6-8 this evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Mr. Tolson died Monday, January 22, 2001. Born in Darlington Co., he was a son of the late Luke C. and Carrie Byrd Tolson. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist and the Men's Bible Class. He was retired as a farmer and dairyman and was a member of the Young Farmer's Association. 

Surviving are his wife, Josephine Griggs Tolson of Hartsville; son, Jimmy Tolson of Hartsville; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and James Powell, Pamela and Harold C. Byrd, Angie and Eddie Boseman, all of Hartsville; brothers, Leon Tolson, Lorrain Tolson, both of Hartsville; sister, Emily T. Ritter of Hartsville; grandchildren, Edie Brock, Billy Cross, Laura Miller, James Byrd, Trey Boseman, D.J. Tolson; great grandchildren, Bethany Byrd, Ashley Miller. 

Mildred Vaughn 

ARDEN, N.C. --Graveside services for Mildred Chalmers Vaughn, 80, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Blyth Funeral Home. . . .

Frances Wesberry 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --Graveside services for Frances Cox Wesberry, 71, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001, in Batesburg Cemetery, with the Dr. J. Richard DeWitt and Rev. Marty Nason officiating. Pallbearers will be Fred Cox Wesberry Jr. , Jesse Malpass . . .

William Williford 

CHERAW -- Services for William McDonald "Donny" Williford, 62, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2001 at Kiser Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at the funeral home.

Mr. Williford died Saturday, January 20, 2001. Born in Rock Hill, he was a son of the late William Charles and Catherine Elizabeth Russell Williford. Mr. Williford was a retired E-6 Tech. Sgt. from the U.S. Air Force, serving one tour in Vietnam, and receiving two Battlestars. He loved to fish, hunt and do woodwork. He was previously married to Carol Williford of Lompoc, Calif.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Steve Daly, Lompoc, Calif., Mandy Lynn and John Morale, Elko , Nev., Belinda Gail Williford, Riverside, Calif., brother and sister-in-law, John Wesley and Kay Pratt, Cheraw; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Tommy Hutson, Cheraw; grandchildren, Ashley Morale, Elko, Jessica Daly, Lompoc, Megan Morale, Elko. 

Benjamin Wilson 

ALLENDALE -- Services for Deacon Benjamin Stephen Wilson, 78, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke Baptist Church, Fairfax, with burial in Barton Cemetery, Barton. Cave Funeral Service is in charge.

Deacon Wilson died Sunday. Born in Allendale County, he was a son of the late Moses and Florence Jones Wilson. He was married to the late Pauline Busby Wilson. 

Surviving are daughter, Betty Doyle, Augusta; sons, James Wilson, Augusta, Richard Wilson Sr., Paul Wilson and Alfred Wilson, all of North Augusta; sisters, Albertha Wilson, Mozelle Saxon, Euella Owens, Floria Scott; brothers, John, Abraham, Richard and Coleston Wilson; 21 grandchildren.


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