Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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James Bennett

CHESTER - Mr. James "Jim" Louis Bennett, 41, of 881 Armory Road died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, in Albuquerque, N.M.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom McPhail officiating.

Mr. Bennett was an Army veteran. He was a self-employed truck driver.

Surviving are his wife, Kristine Marie Bennett of Chester; two sons, Coby James Bennett and Shawn Michael Bennett, both of the home; his parents, Shirley and Bob Taylor of Amarillo, Texas, and Ralph and Henrietta Bennett of Indiana; four brothers, Ray Taylor, Charles Taylor and Tony Taylor, all of Amarillo, and Ralph Troy Bennett of Indiana; his sister, Rhonda Sue Robinson of Indiana; and his maternal grandmother, Marie Yelton of Amarillo.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Memorials may be made to the James Lewis Bennett Memorial Fund, c/o York Funeral Home, P.O. Box 59, York, SC 29745.

Vernon Culpepper

ROCK HILL - Mr. Vernon L. Culpepper, 68, of 230 Adams St. died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Gary Cooper officiating.

Mr. Culpepper was of the Baptist faith and was a retired self-employed concrete finisher.

Surviving are his caretaker, Violet Padgett Lee of the home; two sons, Ernie Culpepper of Brevard, N.C., and Vick Culpepper of Greenville; his brother, Charlie Culpepper of Greenville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 tonight at Greene Funeral Home.

William Edwards

ROCK HILL - Mr. William Davis Edwards, 70, of Rock Hill, died Thursday Feb. 11, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bass Funeral Home in Rock Hill, with the Rev. John Jenkins officiating.

A native of York County, Mr. Edwards was the owner and operator of Main Street Liquor. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Jean H. Faile; two sons, Steve T. Edwards and William R. Edwards, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Rebecca Byrum of Rock Hill and Cynthia Reiter of Lakeland, Fla.; two brothers, Thomas Edwards of Rock Hill and Bobby Edwards of Waycross, Ga.; four sisters, Kathleen Nivens of Gastonia, N.C., Alice Scoggins, Ruby Cornwell and Hattie Bigger, all of Rock Hill; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 E. Henry St., Suite 101, Spartanburg, SC 29302-2630 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

The family will receive friends after the memorial service at Bass and an at the home of Thomas Edwards, 905 Ragin Lane, Rock Hill.

Ralph Gregory

CLINTON - Mr. Ralph W. Gregory, 54, of 97 Edgewood Drive died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Laurens County Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Clinton. Burial will be at Pinelawn Memory Gardens.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Gregory was an agent for Liberty Life Insurance Co.. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and First Baptist Church in Clinton.

Surviving are his wife, Betti Smith Gregory; two daughters, Holly Gregory Worthy of Clinton and Alysan Gregory Berry of Rock Hill; his parents, Banks and Ruth Rollins Gregory, both of Rock Hill; two brothers, Richard Gregory of Rock Hill and Gerald Gregory of Lancaster; his sister, Chris Norman of Clinton; and two grandchildren.

Gray Funeral Home is in charge.

Celia Halsey

CHESTER - Mrs. Celia Mae Starks Halsey, 66, of 113 Peace St. died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.E. Page officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Rock Baptist Church cemetery.

A native of Chester County, Mrs. Halsey was the widow of Robert Halsey. She was a retired dietary aide at Chester County Hospital. She attended Finley High School and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Gregory D. Stacks of Suitland, Md., and Robert M. Halsey Jr. and Samuel E. Halsey, both of Chester; her daughter, Renee Starks of Chester; her stepson, Bernay Halsey of Gaffney; her stepdaughter, Gwendolette Wofford of Gaffney; two brothers, David Starks of Chester and George Starks of Forestville, Md.; two sisters, Mozell S. Walker of Chester and Blanche Jacobs of Palm Coast, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Denton Funeral Home in Chester is in charge.

James Hill

BLACKSTOCK - Mr. James E. Hill of 271 School Road died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Asheville, N.C.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, Chester.

The family will receive friends at home.

Delma G. Ledford

ROCK HILL - Mr. Delma G. Ledford, 71, of 635 Cannon Drive died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Mercy South Hospital in Pineville.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home.

John Lightner

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Lightner of 208 Scoggins St. died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. L.L. Hancock officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Lightner was a native of Fairfield County and was a retired Springs Industries employee. He was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a trustee and a member of the Men's Choir, Hymn Choir and the Brotherhood. He was a Mason and was a member of the Sunset Park Community Club. He attended the public schools of Fairfield County. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Roberta Land Lightner; two sons, Johnny Lightner of Rock Hill and Jimmy Lightner of Irmo; seven daughters, Mary Ellen Lightner, Johnsie Washington, Martha Ann Abercrombie, Veola Bradley, Margaret Ratchford, and Helen Ratchford, all of Rock Hill, and Vanessa Watkins of Las Vegas; his brother, Joseph Brown of Charlotte; four sisters, Mary D. Jones and Annie Ruth Strong, both of Charlotte, T. Helen Thomas of North Augusta and Minnie L. Hampton of Pittsburgh; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday and the family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

James Minor

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Mr. James E. Minor of Flint, Mich., died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Beyer Memorial Hospital in Ypsilanti.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, Chester. Burial will be at Cedar Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Clyde Minor of Ypsilanti, Carl Minor of South Ozone Park, N.Y., and Barry Minor of Dallas; 22 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of George and Sarah Marshall, 1163 Calhoun St., Rock Hill.

Edna Myatt

PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Edna Ruth Sanders Myatt, 67, formerly of the Wilksburg community in Chester County, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999, at Chestnut Hill Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Washington officiating and the Rev. Clinton Ceasar assisting. The Rev. J.G. Jones will give the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Myatt was a Chester native. She was a member of Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church. After residing in Philadelphia, she became a member of New Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Finley High School in Chester. She attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill. She was a retired seamstress.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Melvin Myatt; two sons, Corrells Myatt and Jeffrey Myatt, both of Philadelphia; her daughter, Tastonia Young of Myrtle Beach; four brothers, Talton Sanders Jr. of Charlotte, Thomas Sanders of Chester and Larry Sanders and Samuel Sanders, both of Philadelphia; her sister, Margaret S. Zoladek of Bensalem, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Thomas and Vivian Sanders, 2382 West Chester School Road, Chester.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St.

The body will be taken to the church at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Janie Perkins

BRONX, N.Y. - Mrs. Janie Buckson Perkins of 869 East 226th St. died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999.

Burial was Tuesday in New York City.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Perkins graduated from Finley High School. She worked with the Department of Social Services for many years. After retirement, she did volunteer work for her church.

Surviving are two daughters, Gloria Jean Chisholm of Baltimore and Deloris Williams of Bronx; her brother, Nesbitt Buckson of Baltimore; four sisters, Ardis Watkin of Baltimore, Velvo Swinton, Pearl Cos and Helen McElhany, all of Bronx; and six grandchildren.

Gramaby Funeral Home in Bronx was in charge.

Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road in Chester, is in charge of local arrangements.

James Robinson Sr.

CLOVER - Mr. James Alexander Robinson Sr., 84, of 3181 South Highway 321 died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, with the Revs. David Stanford and James Sams officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of York County, Mr. Robinson was a lifelong member of Clover First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, teller and treasurer. He retired from Westinghouse as a powerhouse operator.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Goforth Robinson; three sons, Bill Robinson of Lexington, James Robinson of Rock Hill and Joe Robinson of Clover; two daughters, Patricia R. Sams of Swannanoa, N.C., and Carolyn R. Farris of Charlotte; three sisters, Grace Kell of Charlotte and Lois Drennan and Pauline Robinson, both of Clover; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 117 S. Main St., Clover, SC 29710 or the Clover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 214, Clover, SC 29710.

Rev. Joseph Self Sr.

ROCK HILL - The Rev. Joseph Edward "Luther" Self Sr., 46, of 314 Community St. died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at New Vision Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Daggett Duncan and Bill Tyson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

The Rev. Self was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He was former pastor of Souls Harbor Freewill Baptist Church in Rock Hill. He was a member and vice president of the Association of Independent Ministries and distributed tapes with the Trucker Ministry. He was a truck driver with D&L Products of Monroe, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Debra Williams Self; his son, Joseph E. "Jody" Self Jr. of Rock Hill; his daughter, Tammy Jo Self of the home; four brothers, Roger Eugene Dorsey of Chickamauga, Ga., Randy H. Self and Harvey L. Self, both of Rock Hill, and Clarence Rochelle Price of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Second Chance Ministries, 646 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Geneva Smith-Woodbury

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Mrs. Geneva Smith-Woodbury, formerly of Chester, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999.

The funeral will be Saturday in Sacramento.

Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Woodbury-Jones of the home; two brothers, David Lee Smith of Chester and Crosby Smith of Pittsburgh; and her grandchild.

Thompson's Funeral Home of Sacramento is in charge.

Denton Funeral Home in Chester is in charge of local arrangements. 

Bernitha Armstrong

ROCK HILL - Ms. Bernitha Ann Armstrong, 39, of 289 Blanche Circle died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at True Word of God Fire Baptized Holiness Church in York, with the Rev. Patricia Starr officiating. Burial will be at Uniondale Cemetery in York.

A native of York, Ms. Armstrong was a member of True Word of God Fire Baptized Holiness Church.

Surviving are her son, Dontay Armstrong; her daughter, Anisha Armstrong of Rock Hill; her father, Clarence Armstrong of Baltimore; two nieces whom she raised, Latoya Armstrong and Jessie Armstrong, both of the home; five brothers, Randy Bratton, Kenneth Nelson Armstrong, and Alphonzo Armstrong, all of Gastonia, N.C., Nelson Armstrong and Nathaniel Armstrong, both of Baltimore; her sister, Joy Armstrong of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3 p.m. today at True Word of God Fire Baptized Holiness Church.

Jasper Boone Jr.

LANCASTER - Mr. Jasper Lee "Jackie" Boone Jr., 29, of 110 Gooch St. died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1999, in Fort Mill.

The graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at West Side Cemetery, with the Rev. Curtis Cameron officiating.

Mr. Boone was a tire technician at Cody Tire Co. He was a member of West Side Baptist Church.

Surviving are his father, Jasper Lee "Jack" Boone of Kershaw; four brothers, William W. Boone of Pageland, Richard Boyce Boone of Florida, Jason Lee Boone and Jacob Lee Boone, both of Camden; his stepsister, Pebbles Clyburn of Camden; and his step mother, Veronica Parker of Camden.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

George Brownlow III

FORT MILL - George W. Brownlow III, 50, of 152 Sea Island Blvd. died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at home.

The graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Islamic Society of Gastonia, N.C., with the Khalifi Ali Rashid officiating.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Tega Cay Club House.

Mr. Brownlow was manager of Parnell-Martin Plumbing Supplies in Charlotte.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Brownlow of Baltimore; two daughters. Sara Kim of Lafayette, Calif., and Brooke Brownlow of Boone, N.C.; two sons, Ryan Brownlow of Clemson and Brian Hix of Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Sandy Brownlow of Palm City, Fla., and Randy Brownlow of Greensboro, N.C.; his sister, Bette Brownlow of Greensboro, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

Thompson Funeral Home of York is in charge.

Catherine Canty

ROCK HILL - Catherine Sanders Canty of 1824 Betsy Bob Road died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced Greene Funeral Home.

Charlie Culp

EDGEMOOR - Mr. Charlie Culp of 4435 Culp Road in Edgemoor died Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Harmony United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Shuler officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Culp attended public schools in Chester County. He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva Culp; five daughters, Charlie Mae Stevenson, Betty Jean Young, Fannie Mae Baxter, Geneva Culp, all of Edgemoor, and Margurite Pitts of New York; six sons, Otis Culp, Heyward Culp, Calvin Culp and Lawrence Culp, all of Edgemoor, James Culp of Rock Hill and William Culp of Great Falls; his brother, Frank Culp of New York; his sister, Dosier Mae Moore of Cleveland, Ohio; 69 grandchildren; 132 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, Chester, is in charge.

William Edwards

ROCK HILL - Mr. William Davis Edwards, 70, of Rock Hill died Thursday Feb. 11, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Bass Funeral Home in Rock Hill, with the Rev. John Jenkins officiating.

A native of York County, Mr. Edwards was the owner and operator of Main Street Liquor. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Moose Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Jean H. Faile; two sons, Steve T. Edwards and William R. Edwards, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Rebecca Byrum of Rock Hill and Cynthia Reiter of Lakeland, Fla.; two brothers, Thomas Edwards of Rock Hill and Bobby Edwards of Waycross, Ga.; four sisters, Kathleen Nivens of Gastonia, N.C., Alice Scoggins, Ruby Cornwell and Hattie Bigger, all of Rock Hill; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 E. Henry St., Suite 101, Spartanburg, SC 29302-2630 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

The family will receive friends at Bass Funeral Home after the memorial service and at the home of Thomas Edwards, 905 Ragin Lane, Rock Hill.

Ruth Feemster

YORK - Mrs. Ruth Bigger Feemster, 80, of 2850 York Highway died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lakeview Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Horace Story officiating.

Mrs. Feemster was a homemaker and widow of Hugh Edger "Ed" Feemster. She was a member of York First Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Phillip Feemster, Eddie Feemster, and Teddie Feemster, all of York; her daughter, Linda F. Feemster of York; her sister, Martha Bigger Stewart of York; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at York Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 236, York, SC 29745 or the American Diabetes Association, National Center 1660 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314.

Delma G. Ledford

ROCK HILL - Mr. Delma Guy "D.G." Ledford, 71, of 635 Cannon Drive died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Mercy South Hospital in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Neely's Creek ARP Church, with the Rev. Bill Fleming and Jan Senneker officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Ledford was retired from Celanese and was owner and operator of Carolina Fabricators Inc. He was a railroad watch collector, a member of Neely's Creek ARP Church, the Catawba Masonic Lodge No. 56 in Fort Mill and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seebee during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Clary Ledford; his brother, John W. Ledford of Charleston; his sister, Jean Nalley of Fort Mill; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Neely's Creek ARP Church, 974 Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

John Lightner

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Lightner of 208 Scoggins St. died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at First Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. L.L. Hancock officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Lightner was a native of Fairfield County and was a retired Springs Industries employee. He was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a trustee and a member of the Men's Choir, Hymn Choir and the Brotherhood. He was a Mason and was a member of the Sunset Park Community Club. He attended the public schools of Fairfield County. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Roberta Land Lightner; two sons, Johnny Lightner of Rock Hill and Jimmy Lightner of Irmo; seven daughters, Mary Ellen Lightner, Johnsie Washington, Martha Ann Abercrombie, Veola Bradley, Margaret Ratchford, and Helen Rutherford, all of Rock Hill, and Vanessa Watkins of Las Vegas; his brother, Joseph Brown of Charlotte; four sisters, Mary D. Jones and Annie Ruth Strong, both of Charlotte, T. Helen Thomas of North Augusta and Minnie L. Hampton of Pittsburgh; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. today and the family will receive friends at 2 p.m. today at the church.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Betty Miller

FORT MILL - Mrs. Betty Zane Miller, 71, of 130 Fox Run Drive died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Mercy South Hospital in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral service will be private.

Mrs. Miller was a writer and poet. She was of the Protestant faith.

Surviving are her husband, Robert R. Miller of the home; four daughters, Rebecca Rooks of Charlotte, Donna Miller of Lexington, N.C., Peggy Afkinich and Julie Connelly, both of Rock Hill; her brother, Hans "Sonny" Wagner of Rock Hill; two sisters, Sue Nichols of Fort Lawn and Norma Miller of Fort Mill; and 11 grandchildren.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Jessie Mitchell

ROCK HILL - Mr. Jessie J. Mitchell of 430 Hagins St. died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Daniel Chisholm officiating and the Rev. Hattie Foster assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Mitchell was a native of Fairfield County and attended the public school of Fairfield County. He was employed by Metrolina Trust.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Mitchell; four sons, Jessie Adams of Ohio, Jessie James Mitchell Jr., Charles Mitchell and Jessie Sheles, all of Rock Hill; six daughters, Sarah Mitchell, Telsia Steele, Loretta Mitchell, Jennifer Steele, Lavoya Patterson, and Bridget Steele, all of Rock Hill; two brothers, Ralph Junior Mitchell and Sammie Lee Mitchell, both of Rock Hill; eight sisters, Dorothy Massey and Willie Mae Mitchell, both of Rock Hill, Hattie Louise Dixon of Gastonia, N.C., McHalley Mann, Martha Nash, Rosetta Mitchell, Loretha Mitchell, all of Montclair, Calif., and Betty Jean Down of Missouri; 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

The body will be taken to the church at noon Tuesday.

Coleen Mullinax 

BLACKSBURG - Mrs. Coleen Mullinax, 54, of 337 Old Yorkville Road, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at the home of her daughter.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Baptist Church, with Cecil Martin and the Rev. Grady Gregory officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

A native of Gaffney, Mrs. Mullinax was the widow of Edward McDaniel Jr.

Surviving are her daughter, Darlene Carroll of Smyrna; her mother, Sally Martin Mullinax of Blacksburg; her sister, Teresa Harris of Blacksburg; two brothers, Bobby Mullinax of Blacksburg and Jerry Mullinax of York; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at White Columns Blacksburg and at other times at the home of her daughter, Darlene Carroll, 653 Rock Cut Road, Smyrna.

James Ridgley Sr.

TEGA CAY - Mr. James Robert Ridgley Sr., 59, of 1040 Woodlake Lane died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wolfe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Raymond Phillips officiating.

Mr. Ridgley was employed with the Siemens Corp. as an applications engineer.

Surviving are his wife, Esther Wilson Ridgley; his son, James Robert Ridgley Jr. of Reno, Nev.; his daughter, Tamara Nalley of Fort Mill; his mother, Aline Stone Ridgley of Vincennes, Ind.; his brother, O. Andy Ridgley of Tucson, Ariz.; his sister, Jeannie Ferry of Irwin, Iowa; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, NC 28202.

James Robinson

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Lewis Robinson, 70, of 803 Stonewall Court died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at home.

The memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Greene Funeral Home, with Steve Whitesell officiating. Burial will be private.

Mr. Robinson retired from the military with 21 years service. He served in the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. He participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He also retired as engineering supervisor with the South Carolina Department of Highways and Transportation with 22 years service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2886 and Masonic Lodge No. 111.

Surviving are his wife, Marian Townsend Robinson; two sons, Paul Lewis Robinson of Monroe, N.C., and Baxter A. Robinson of Florence; his daughter, Noreen R. Simms of the home; four brothers, Jerry Robinson, Gene Robinson, Richard Robinson, Ronnie Robinson, all of South Carolina; six grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at Greene Funeral Home after the memorial service and at other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Carnene Skinner

LANCASTER - Mrs. Carnene Jean Spencer Skinner, 60, of 160 Ranson Road died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. Rex Faile, Marvin Tennant, and Lacy Jones officiating. Burial will be Lancaster Memorial Park.

A homemaker, Mrs. Skinner was a member of the Church of the Living God.

Surviving are her husband, Clyde Skinner; three daughters, Kathryn George, Sherry Outen and Terry Skinner, all of Lancaster; her brother, Vernon Lee Nichols of Catawba; four sisters, Karen South, Jackie Moseley, both of Lancaster, Orlene Pippit of Redland, Calif., and Sharon Gillen of Hemmit, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Bessie Sutton

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W. Va. - Ms. Bessie Mae "Aunt Bessie" Wine Sutton, 92, of Route 3, Box 277A died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Isaac Luttrell and Peg Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Ms. Sutton retired in 1990 as a seamstress and an interior decorator. She was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

Surviving are seven nieces and nephews, among whom is John Wine of York.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Omps Funeral Home, 1600 Amherst St., Winchester, Va.

Memorials may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 6016 Northwestern Pike, Gore, Va., 22637 or to Hospice of the Panhandle, 306 W. Burk St., Martinsburg, WV, 25401.


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