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Mary Carnes
LANCASTER - Mrs. Mary E. Funderburk Carnes, 55, of 1586 Pageland Hwy. died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hartley Funeral Home, with the Revs. Rodney Powell and Joel Rhyner officiating. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.
Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Carnes was employed by the Merita Bread Box and a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Ted H. Carnes of the home; her son, James M. Carnes of the home; her brother, Walter Clay Funderburk Jr. of Conway; and her sister, Ann Moree of Pageland.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1142, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Talton Chisholm
CHESTER - Mr. Talton Chisholm Sr. , 82, of 210 Flint St. Apt. N-4 died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home.
The family is at the home of Henrietta Chisholm, 605 Unique St., Chester.

Betty Lou Duncan
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Betty Lou Hammond Duncan, 69, of 1211 Ebinport Road died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at her home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Steve Hogg and Sollie Hicks officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.
Born in Lancaster, Mrs. Duncan was a member of First Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas Duncan; two sons, James R. Duncan of North Augusta and Thomas R. Duncan of Decatur, Ala.; her brother, Harold Hammond of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 215 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Ruth Jones
SMYRNA - Mrs. Ruth Starnes Jones, 66, of 4130 Black Highway died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Enon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Denver Parker officiating and the Rev. Roger Ham assisting. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in York.
Born in Hickory Grove, Mrs. Jones was a retired salesperson at the York Five & Dime Store and a homemaker. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church.
Surviving is her husband, Bobby Jones of Smyrna.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at York Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Enon Baptist Church, 150 Enon Church Road, Smyrna, SC 29743 or to Hickory Grove Life Saving Squad, P.O. Box 224, Hickory Grove, SC 29717.

Betty Keiser
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Mrs. Betty Jane Burk Keiser, 74, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church in York, with the Rev. Thomas McPhail officiating. Burial will be at Boca Raton Cemetery in Boca Raton, Fla.
Born in Bethlehem, Pa., Mrs. Keiser was a vocalist for the Stanley J. Keiser Orchestra. She was the widow of Stanley J. Keiser.
Surviving are her son, Whinburt H. "Whimpy" Reed of York; her brother, Jimmy Burk of Albany, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at York Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 1184 N. Shiloh Road, York, SC 29745.

Eloise McLurkin
CHESTER - Mrs. Eloise Babcock McLurkin of 140 Babcock Drive died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, in Detroit.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Gore's Funeral Home.

Margaret Padgett
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Margaret Louise Green Padgett, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at the home of her daughter.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Doug Irvin and C.O. Belk Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Born in Great Falls, Mrs. Padgett was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, where she previously served as Training Union director. She was a graduate of Great Falls High School and previously served as Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts. She was the widow of Robert Lee Padgett.
Surviving are her son, Roger Padgett of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Debra Brazell of Fort Lawn and April Padgett of Rock Hill; her sister, Nellie G. Roof of Great Falls; and 11 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to York County Hospice, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Jessie Price
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Jessie Mae Eudy Price, 76, of 6784 Hightower Road died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Heath Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Rumford officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Born in Keysville, Va., Mrs. Price was a retired waitress and was a member of Heath Chapel United Methodist Church. She was educated in Chester County schools.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Price of Lancaster and Donnie Price of Fort Lawn; her daughter, Linda Lawson of Fort Lawn; two sisters, Louise Hall and Jessie Mae Helms, both of Great Falls; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge.

Willie Mae Shivers
CHESTER - Mrs. Willie Mae Gray Shivers, 83, of the Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center, formerly of 108 Dye St. in Chester, died Thursday at the center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home.
The family is at home of Eduardo Merdock, 134 Bailey St.

Cora Smith
COWPENS - Mrs. Cora Patricia Roberts Smith, 50, of 155 Johnson Road died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Mary Blacks Hospital in Spartanburg.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, with the Revs. C. Dennis Rector, Hazel Logan, William McClain, Lee Byers and James W. Sanders Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
A York County native, Mrs. Smith was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Cowpens. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School of York, class of 1965. She was employed by Michelin Tire of Spartanburg.
Surviving are her husband, Bobby Lee Smith of the home; her son, Bradley Tyron Smith of the home; two brothers, Samuel R. Roberts of Sharon and Paul L. Roberts of Hickory Grove; four sisters, Lois Feemster, Earlene Roberts, Dylater Gill and Arbydella Smith, all of Hickory Grove; her half-sister, Margaret Burris of Newark, N.J.; and her adopted sister, Rosena Miller of Spartanburg.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight at Foster Funeral Home in Gaffney.
The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Saturday.

James Thomasson Jr.
LANCASTER - Mr. James Thomas Thomasson Jr., 90, of 933 Meadow Drive died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Morgan officiating. Burial will be at Westside Cemetery.
Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Thomasson was a 1931 graduate of Wofford College and served in the Army during World War II, retiring as a major. He was employed by the Lancaster Telephone Co. for 42 years where he was assistant manager, secretary and treasurer. He was a charter member of the Lancaster Jaycees and a former Rotarian. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he was treasurer, a member of the administrative board and a member of the Men's Bible Class for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Nell Connors Thomasson and his brother, Pollard F. Thomasson of Charlotte.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Mahaffey Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 608, Lancaster, SC 29721 or to Epworth Children's Home, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia, SC 29250-9988.

Hazel Vaughn
LANCASTER COUNTY - Mr. Hazel Vaughn of 9344 Van Wyck Road died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at El Bethel AME Zion Church, with the Rev. C.J. Young officiating and the Revs. Deborah Waddell, Marion Wilson and R.A. Morrison assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A Lancaster County native, Mr. Vaughn was a faithful member of El Bethel AME Zion Church and attended Lancaster County public schools.
Surviving are three daughters, Dora Morrow of Jamaica, N.Y., Hazelene Crawford of Charlotte and Shirley Custis of Dumfries, Va.; his foster son that he reared, Eugene Vaughn of the home; his brother, Edward Vaughn of Charlotte; his sister, Rosa Mae Barber of Fort Mill; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.

Viola Thompson
CHESTER- Mrs. Viola Thompson Worthy, 66, of 126 Dewey St. died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at home.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Halseville, with the Rev. John Heath officiating and the Rev. J.K. Stringfellow assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Mrs. Worthy was a Chester native. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, where she was a choir member and a member of the church aid. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Worthy was the widow of Whitney T. Worthy Jr.
Surviving are her son, Alexander Worthy of Chester; her daughter, Clester Sullivan of the home; three brothers, Luther Thompson Jr. and William Thompson, both of New Jersey, and Lucias Thompson of Blythewood; her sister, Daisy Reed of Chester; five grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the home.
The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.
King's Funeral Home in charge.

Silas Brown
LANCASTER - Mr. Silas Robert Brown, 79, of 1520 Summitt Ave. died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Revs. Allen Brazzell and Mike Price officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.
Born in Spartanburg, Mr. Brown was retired from Springs Industries' spinning department at the Lancaster Plant. He was a charter member of Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he was choir leader and a deacon for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Quinn Brown of the home; his son, Barry Lynn Brown of Lancaster; his daughter, Deborah Fowler of Lancaster; his brother, David L. Brown of Seneca; three sisters, Ruth Waldrop and Mae Largent, both of York, and Ann Bratanick of Cleveland, Ohio; four granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church, missions, 1824 Airport Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Talton Chisholm Sr.
CHESTER - Mr. Talton Chisholm Sr., 82, of 210 Flint St. Apt. N-4, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church, with the Rev. O.L. Smith officiating and the Revs. Anthony Commadore and George B. Guy Jr. assiting. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Mr. Chisholm was a member of the Brown's Chapel AME Zion Church and was a member of the hymn choir. He was retired from the city of Chester. He was the widower of Julia Graham Chisholm.
Surviving are four nieces, Sarah L. McCleave, Katherine M. Brown and Sarah Freeman, all of McConnells, and Mary F. Chisholm of Charlotte; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the home of his daughter-in-law Henrietta Chisholm, 605 Unique St., Chester.
The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
King's Funeral home is in charge.

James Cloud
ROCK HILL -Mr. James Cloud of 156 Adnah Church Road, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

John Ellis
BESSEMER CITY, N.C. - Mr. John Arnold Ellis, 63, of 504 East Georgia Ave. died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Harvest Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Ellis officiating. Burial will be at Westview Gardens.
A Gaston County native, Mr. Ellis was a doffer with Osage Mill.
Surviving are his wife, Eileen McCommons Ellis of the home; three sons, Gary Sims and Johnny Ellis, both of Bessemer City, and David Sims of Frankfort, Ill.; eight daughters, Paula Dickeson of Summitt, Ill., Cheryl Lovelace, Karen Phillips and Deitra Dorko, all of Fort Mill, Joannie Olszewski of Tinley Park, Ill., Janel Leming of Gastonia, N.C. and Tammy White and Wendy Rose, both of Bessemer City; his brother, Russell Ellis Jr. of Gastonia, N.C.; his sister, Dorothy Bateson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 30 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Greene Funeral Service in Gastonia, N.C.

Helen Hemphill
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mrs. Helen Simpson Hemphill, 53, formerly of Rock Hill, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, in Brooklyn.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Leonard
CLOVER - Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Strange Leonard, 46, of 1315 Regal Oaks Lane died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. William K. Neely officiating.
Mrs. Strange was born in Gaston County.
Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Leonard of the home; her son, Johnny Giles; two brothers, Hubert Strange of Corpus Cristi, Texas, and Junior Strange of Montana; and her sister, Kathy Strange of Gastonia, N.C.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Carolinas Chapter, Bldg. 7, Ste. 217, Woodlawn Green Office Park, Charlotte, NC 29217.

Catherine Long
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Catherine Long, of Meadowhaven Nursing Center, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998 at the center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Harold Martin
CHESTER - Mr. Harold Wallace Martin, 69, of 910 Charity Road died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Lowrys Baptist Church, with the Revs. Gregg Keller, Chris Snelgrove and Roger Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Zion Presbyterian Church cemetery.
Born in Pickens County, Mr. Martin was a truck driver for James T. Triplett Inc. He attended the schools of Pickens County.
Surviving are his wife, Blanche McFadden Martin of Chester; three sons, Dean Martin, Steve Martin and Gary Martin, all of Chester; his daughter, Cathy M. Winn of Chester; two brothers, Wayne Aiken and Jeff Aiken, both of Easley; four sisters, Ethel Sealy of York, Juanita Waldrop of Central and Vivian Harrison and Gwen Durham, both of Easley; five grandchildren reared by the Martins, Deanna Mobley, Page Baker, Stephanie Crouch and Jerome Winn, all of Chester, and Tammy Dickson of Rock Hill; eight additional grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.

Wilbur Medlin
GASTONIA, N.C. - Mr. Wilbur Eugene "Bill" Medlin, 73, of 1014 Dumbarton Road died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Mountain Area Hospice in Asheville, N.C.
A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Gaston Memorial Park, with Dr. Leon Smith and the Rev. Glenn Phillips officiating.
A Great Falls native, Mr. Medlin was the owner of Medlin Drug Store. He was a member of the Pharmaceutical Association of North Carolina, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Gastonia, a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gastonia, where he was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon.
Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Medlin; two sons, Steve Medlin of Gastonia and Tom Medlin of Huntersville, N.C.; his daughter, Melinda Poston of Surfside Beach; two brothers, Wayne Medlin of Fairview Heights, Ill., and Ray Medlin of Charleston; his sister, Janie Lee Lindsey of Great Falls; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Carothers Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund, 201 W. Franklin Ave., Gastonia, NC 28052.

Willie Mae Shivers
CHESTER - Mrs. Willie Mae Gray Shivers, 83, of the Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center, formerly of 108 Dye St. in Chester, died Thursday at the center.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Black Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Mrs. Shivers was a member of Black Rock Baptist Church, a former member of the vocal choir and a member of AP&B Society No. 29. She was a retired nurse's aide at the Chester County Hospital. She was the widow of David Shivers Sr.
Suriving are three sons, James Lee Shivers of Baltimore, Samuel Gregory Shivers of Chester and Ernest Shivers of Winnsboro; two daughters, Catherine Mayfield of Rock Hill and Dianne Fair of Chester; her sister, Marie Coleman of Ypsilanti, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her stepgrandson.
The family is at the home of Eduardo Merdock, 134 Bailey St.
The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Ernest Stewart
FORT MILL -Mr. Ernest Stewart, 81, of 195 Epps Road, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998 at Piedmont Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home.

Hazel Vaughn
LANCASTER COUNTY - Mr. Hazel Vaughn of 9344 Van Wyck Road died Monday, Feb. 16, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at El Bethel AME Zion Church, with the Rev. C.J. Young officiating and the Revs. Deborah Waddell, Marion Wilson and R.A. Morrison assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A Lancaster County native, Mr. Vaughn was a faithful member of El Bethel AME Zion Church and attended Lancaster County public schools.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma Foster Vaughn of the home; three daughters, Dora Morrow of Jamaica, N.Y., Hazelene Crawford of Charlotte and Shirley Custis of Dumfries, Va.; his foster son that he reared, Eugene Vaughn of the home; his brother, Edward Vaughn of Charlotte; his sister, Rosa Mae Barber of Fort Mill; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The body will be placed in the church at noon Saturday.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Clara Williams
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Clara Coleman Williams, 89, of 363 Blanche Circle died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, with Dr. E.J. Garrison officiating. Burial will be at Weeping Mary Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Williams was educated in the schools of Fairfield County. She was a retired domestic worker and a member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, where she was a former member of the senior choir and the missionary society. She was the widow of Turner "Doc" Williams.
Surviving are her daughter, Shirley Sessions of Charlotte; her brother, Amos Coleman of Charlotte; two sisters, Bessie C. Wynn of Baltimore, and Bessie B. Booker of Chester; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Parker Funeral Home and other times at 415 Frank St.
The body may be viewed from 1 to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Parker Funeral Home.
The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Howard Worthy
CHESTER - Mr. Howard "Dub Long" Worthy, 43, of 144 Hinton St. died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home.

Lillie Mae Dixon
CHESTER - Ms. Lillie Mae Dixon of Byrnes Medical Center in Columbia and formerly of Jeter Street in Chester died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at the center.
The family is at the home of Floyd and Addie Grant, 121 1/2 Mill St. in Chester.
Arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

Richard Farias
LANCASTER - Mr. Richard Farias, 65, of 170 Blackmon Road died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at his home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine Catholic Church. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.
Born in Providence, R.I., Mr. Farias was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired truck driver for Davol, Inc. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Frances Knight Farias; three sons, Gary Farias of Warwick, R.I., and Richard Farias and Kevin Farias, both of Lancaster; his daughter, Sharon Gallant of Cranston, R.I.; his mother, Adeline Rouge Farias of Providence; two brothers, James Farias and Russell Farias, both of Providence.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Mahaffey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Catherine Catholic Church, 720 West Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

John Simril
CHESTER - Mr. John William Simril, 84, of 106 Shamrock Drive died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Medowhaven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery with Dr. Joe Brooks officiating.
Born in York County, Mr. Simril was a graduate of Oakley Hall High School and an Army/Air Force veteran of World War II. He was in banking for 50 years and was president of Commercial Bank prior to its merger with American Bank and Trust Co. He retired as city executive of First Citizens Bank. He served on the board of Chester County Natural Gas Authority for 26 years and the Catawba Regional Development Corp. for 10 years. He was past president of the Chester County Chamber of Commerce and had served on the board of directors of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Purity Presbyterian Church since 1933 and served as a deacon and elder for 60 years.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret S. Simril; his son, William S. Simril of Marietta, Ga.; his daughter, Lane Stogner of Hartsville; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home.
Memorials may be made to Purity Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 278, Chester, SC 29706.
Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Emmiett Clinton
YORK - Mr. Emmiett Marion Clinton, 62, of 609 E. Liberty St. in York died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York, with the Rev. Eddie Usher officiating.
Mr. Clinton was a retired textile worker with Springs Mills.
Surviving are four brothers, Phillip Clinton, Jimmy Clinton, Ricky Clinton and Randy Clinton all of York; and four sisters, Debbie Black of Clover and Connie Clinton, Retha Smart and Carolyn White, all of York.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at York Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, S.C. Affiliate Inc., 400 Percival Road, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260.

Sharon Helms
LANCASTER - Mrs. Sharon Ann Adams Helms, 43, of 1649 Home Circle died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at High Point Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Stuart Snow and Curtis Cameron officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.
Born in Lancaster, Mrs. Helms was employed by B.C. Moore and Sons department store and was a member of High Point Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Dennis Calvin Helms; her parents, John Evans and Mary Lee Lathan Adams of Lancaster; two brothers, John "Bennie" Adams of York and Timothy M. Adams of Lancaster; and 58 nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to High Point Freewill Baptist Church, 2105 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Raymond Hollis
GREAT FALLS - Mr. Raymond Clyde "Toad" Hollis, 84, of 212 Chester Ave. died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Tanglewood Health Care Center.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. Darrell Twitty officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Born in Great Falls, Mr. Hollis was the former manager of Republic Golf Course. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and attended Great Falls public schools.
He was a member of the Professional Golfers Association and was instrumental in building the clubhouse at the golf course. He was greens superintendent at the Lancaster Golf Course for 10 years. He was a member of Great Falls Masonic Lodge No. 277.
Surviving are his wife, Melvenia Byrd Hollis; his daughter, June Brewer of Rock Hill; two sisters, Clyde Mobley of Great Falls and Louise Traywick of Dillon; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Ethel Kelly
CLOVER - Miss Ethel Lee Kelly, 45, of 744 Guinn St. died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home in York, with the Rev. George McCoy officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.
Miss Kelly was a member of Gold Hill Baptist Church in York.
Surviving is her aunt and legal guardian, Bessie Pitts of the home.

Catherine Long
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Catherine "Cat" W. Gore Long of 346 Barnes St. died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foundation AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Daran Mitchell officiating. The Revs. Sherman McBeth and Ronal King and Brother Robert Brice will assist. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Mrs. Long was a York County native and attended the local public schools. She was a former member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a member of Foundation AME Zion Church, a former member of its senior usher board and a member of the Sunset Park Neighborhood Watch.
Surviving are her son, Butler Gore Jr. of Rock Hill; her daughter, Juanita G. Thomas of New York, N.Y.; her mother, Kathleen Gibson Wallace of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at Mrs. Long's home. The body will be placed in the church at noon Wednesday.

Samuel Mackins
CLOVER - Mr. Samuel Mackins, 40, of 105 Zion Church Road died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
Burial was Sunday at Uniondale Cemetery in York.
Mr. Mackins was a retired cable installer for Fittman & Pittman.
Surviving are his wife, Elfreda Watson Mackins; his son, Samuel D. Watson of Clover; two daughters, Setina Watson and Latasha Knox, both of Clover; his stepdaughter, Jackie Watson of Clover; six brothers, Isaiah Mackins, Robert Barnett, Chad Barnett, Pee Wee Barnett, Robert Barnett Jr. and Buster Barnett, all of Gastonia; five sisters, Fannie Kimble, Shirley Mackins, Brenda Mackins, Cathy McDowell, all of Gastonia, and Mattie Williams of Clover; and eight grandchildren.

Sherry McWaters
LANCASTER - Ms. Sherry Marie Anderson McWaters, 30, of 1717 Sigman St. died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dale Roach officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.
Born in Lancaster County, Ms. McWaters was a cosmetologist at Cameron's Hair Styling and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Surviving are her son, Brandon Matthew McWaters of the home; her parents, Michael and Linda Anderson of Lancaster; her brother, Michael Shannon Anderson of Lancaster; two sisters, Wendy Darnell Anderson of Florence and Chrystal Perry of Mount Pleasant; and her paternal grandmother, Peggy Clough Plyler of Lancaster.
The family will receive friends at Mahaffey Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight and at other times at her parents' residence, 1384 Riverside Road.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Alice Potts
LANCASTER - Mrs. Alice Massey Starr Potts, 90, of 201 Chesterfield Ave. died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at Lancaster Convalescent Center.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Harold Hutcheson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Born in Rock Hill, Mrs. Potts was the widow of Heyward Dawson Potts. A homemaker, she was a member of Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, the Women of the Church, the Oasis Senior Citizens and the Good Neighbor Club of Van Wyck.
Surviving are three sons, Heyward D. Potts Jr. of Charlotte, and William D. Potts and Bruce S. Potts, both of Fort Mill; three daughters, Alice Baker of Heath Springs, Jeanne Epps of Huntington, W.Va., Catherine French of Clemmons, N.C.; her brother, Robert M. Starr of Murrells Inlet; her sister, Ruth Vaughan of Van Wyck; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lancaster chapel of Cauthen Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, 2507 Riverside Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Mary Robinson
EDGEMOOR - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sanders Robinson of 3713 Dion St. died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
Burial was at Harmony United Methodist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Robinson was a member of Red Oak AME Zion Church, the Red Oak Ensemble Choir, the usher board and the missionary society. She attended Emmett Scott High School and was employed by One-Hour Martinizing and Manetta Mills in Lando.
Surviving are her son, James B. Robinson of the home; three daughters, Gloria Robinson and Martha Hefley of the home and Annie Foster of Edgemoor; her sister, Dorothy Lee of Edgemoor; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Robinson Funeral Home was in charge.

Philip Sexton
ROCK HILL - Mr. Philip William H. Sexton, 73, of 1423 Bose Ave. died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Church of the Nazarene, with the Revs. Jessie Sims and Marion Pressley officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.
Mr. Sexton was a York County native. He was retired from J.P. Stevens Co. and attended Grace Church of the Nazarene. He was the widower of Madeline F. Sexton.
Surviving are two sons, Danny Sexton and Ricky Sexton, both of Rock Hill; three daughters, Judy Faile, Glynes Beard and Sandy Rinehart, all of Rock Hill; two brothers, Grover Sexton and Richard Sexton, both of Rock Hill; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home.

Mary Sharp
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sharp, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Sonshine Village.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Neely's Creek ARP Church, with the Rev. Bill Fleming officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Born in York County, Mrs. Sharp was a graduate of Winthrop College. She was an elementary school teacher, homemaker and member of Neely's Creek ARP Church. She was the widow of Henry Drummond Sharp Sr.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. Henry D. Sharp Jr. and James D. Sharp, both of Rock Hill; her sister, Kathleen C. Austin of Charlotte; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home of James Sharp, 618 Rutledge Ave.
Memorials may be made to Neely's Creek ARP Church, 974 Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.
Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Preston Sowell
KERSHAW - Preston Warren Sowell, the infant son of William Warren "Billy" and Robin Hanna Sowell died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.
A graveside service will be 5 p.m. today at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Revs. Jimmy Holley and Dr. Clay Shook officiating.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his paternal grandparents, Wendell and Betty Sue Sowell of Kershaw; and his maternal grandparents, Robert and Candy Hanna of Kershaw.
Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Amarylis Stallings
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Amarylis Orebaugh Stallings, 75, of 860 Lucas St. died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home.

Ernest Stewart
FORT MILL - The funeral service for Mr. Ernest Stewart of 195 Epps Road, who died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at United AME Zion Church, with the Rev. T.R. McBeth officiating.
Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.
A native of York County, Mr. Stewart attended York County public schools. He was a retired Springs employee and a member of United AME Zion Church, where he was a choir member.
Surviving are his son, Henry Stewart of Fort Mill; three sisters, Mary Tate of Charlotte, Annie Mae Barber of Fort Mill and Emma Jackson of Greensboro, N.C.; his grandchild; and his great-granddaughter.
The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

William Sweatt
CATAWBA - Mr. William "Buddy" Dunlap Sweatt, 66, of 1105 Riverlane Road died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakdale Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Bill Watts officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.
Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Sweatt was retired from Randolph Yarns, where he worked as a machinist and mechanic for more than 22 years. He also worked in the dietary department of Piedmont Medical Center. He was a member of Oakdale Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are his wife, Zola Lambert Sweatt; his son, Robert Sweatt of Lancaster; three daughters, Cheryl L. Rakestraw, Kathy A. Ramsey and Diane Stover, all of Rock Hill; his sister, Lillie Mae Daniels of Rock Hill; 11 grandchildren ;and two great-grandchildren.
His body will be taken home this afternoon where it will lie in state until noon Wednesday, when it will be taken to the church.
The family will receive friends at the home until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Walters
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Mitchell Walters, 82, of 1321 Ebinport Road died Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Park Baptist Church, with the Revs. Eddie Ramsey and Mike Wooten officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.
Mrs. Walters was a York County native. She was a seamstress for J.C. Penney and a homemaker. She was a member of Park Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Coy D. Walters; three daughters, Jane W. Hough of McConnells, Sarah W. Boros of Orlando, Fla., and Gail W. Clark of Charlotte; three brothers, Oscar "Dick" Mitchell of St. George, and Theodore "Ted" Mitchell and Phillip Mitchell, both of York; four sisters, Rozelle M. Harper of Rock Hill, Jessie M. Smith of York, Louise M. Limpscomb of Harleyville and Edith M. Roberts of Charlotte.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bass Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Park Baptist Church or the charity of one's choice.

Miriam Williford
TUCSON, Ariz. - Miss Miriam Williford, 71, of Tucson, Ariz., died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, after a brief illness.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gilmore Memorial Park in Julian, N.C. A memorial service will be held in Tucson at a later date.
Miss Williford was a Rock Hill native, and a graduate of Winthrop College. She had a master's from the University of North Carolina and a doctorate from Tulane University. She was a history professor at Winthrop, where she specialized in Latin American history. She authored the definitive book, "Jeremy Bentham in Spanish America." She later became dean of continuing education. In 1979, after working with the Ford Foundation and the BBC in New York City, she was recruited to direct the division of continuing education at the University of Massachusetts. In 1980, Chancellor Henry Koffler named her to direct a working group on economic development, and she also became associate provost for continuing education and public service. She also was active in the National University Continuing Education Association, in which she was president. She retired to her home in Tucson in 1995.
Surviving are her sister, Mary Francis W. Boozer; her niece and her nephew.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Home in Greensboro, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Handmaker Hospice, P.O. Box 13090, Tucson, AZ, 85722.


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