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Catherine Canty

ROCK HILL -"Mrs. Catherine Sanders Canty, 82, of 1824 Betsy Bob Road died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Catawba Ward, with Bishop Pieter Reynders officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Canty was retired from J.P. Stevens Company and was a Catawba master potter. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Catawba Ward.

Mrs. Canty was the widow of Billy Canty.

Surviving are two sons, Troy Canty and Huey Canty, both of Rock Hill; three daughters, Billie Anne McKellar, Sadie Whitlock and Geraldine C. Tinker, all of Rock Hill; two brothers, Fred Sanders of Galup, N.M., and Thomas Sanders of Rock Hill; and three sisters, Roberta Honeycutt, Vivian Lauder and Mahovie Bryson, all of Rock Hill.

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 the Missionary Fund at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints Catawba Ward.

James Gathright

TEGA CAY -"Mr. James Samuel "Sam" Gathright, 88, of 4107 Marquessa Ave. died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at home.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Tega Cay Baptist Church. Burial will be private.

A native of Sweetwater, Texas, Mr. Gathright was a retired sales manager for National Cash Register. He was a World War II veteran and was present at the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Mr. Gathright was a member of the Fort Mill Lions Club and the Greenville Shriners. He also was a member and past president of the Greenville Sales and Market Club and past president of the Greenville County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also was a member of the Greenville Rotary International Club, the 1969 winner of the NCR Classic Golf Tournament and the 1973 Tega Cay Golf Tournament.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Gathright; two sons, Bryan Gathright of Rock Hill and Stan Gathright of Columbia; his brother, Grayson Gathright of Tulsa, Okla.; his sister, Mary Gathright of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tega Cay Baptist Church, 1875 Gold Hill Road, Tega Cay, SC 29715.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Hill

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

The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Blackstock with the Rev. Chuck Able officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Gloris Hill of the home; his son, John Johnson of Washington; his mother, Mary Hill of Baltimore; his brother, Willie Hill of Baltimore; and six sisters, Geneva Farington of Chapel Hill, N.C., Viola Foster of Buffalo, N.Y., and Lettie Jackson, Elizabeth Foster, Fannie McMickens and Katie Jordan, all of Baltimore.

Jack Robert Hutcheson

The Herald

ROCK HILL - Jack Robert Hutcheson, a tireless community volunteer, always helped his friends and almost never missed his morning cup of coffee with his buddies.

The former Rock Hill city council member died Saturday at Piedmont Medical Center. He was 85 and lived at 1330 Indian Hook Road.

Hutcheson's mornings nearly always started with a cup of coffee at Watkins Grill, Caldwell Barron said.

Barron, Hutcheson and six other older men were charter members of the Bunch of Old Geezers Sitting Around Talking About Critical Matters, or BOOGSATACM for brevity's sake.

"I always enjoyed his company," Barron said. "He was there up until last week."

The conversation was lively and left no doubt that Hutcheson wanted to help people.

"I think we solved all of the city's and the world's problems," Barron said laughing. "I'm going to miss Jack. He was a very good person."

Real-estate broker Frank Green saw that goodness up close.

He was having problems with the owner of a piece of land he sold when Hutcheson, a former banker, stepped in.

"(The owner) tried to bypass me and close the deal himself, cutting me out of my commission," Green said. "But he put a stop to that."

"Jack said, "Either Frank Green gets his commission, or you don't get the loan,'" said Green, who also knew Hutcheson from his membership in the Kiwanis Club. "He was a fine person."

The memorial service will be 4 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Mark Verdery officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

Born in Buchanan, Ga., Hutcheson graduated from Clemson University in 1934. He retired from First Federal Savings & Loan as senior vice-president.

Hutcheson joined the U.S. Army before Pearl Harbor was bombed and stayed enlisted until after Germany surrendered. He was a lieutenant colonel, serving from Feb. 10, 1941, to July 24, 1945, in a number of countries including England, France, Belgium and Germany. He graduated from Command and General Staff School.

When he returned to the states, Hutcheson became the first post commander of the American Legion Post #34 in Rock Hill and the district and area commander of the legion.

That was only one of his many civic posts. Hutcheson was also a director and president of the Salvation Army Board, the YMCA, the Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rock Hill Country Club and the Rock Hill United Way Fund.

A director of Rock Hill National Bank, Hutcheson also served his community as a trustee in the Rock Hill school district and Rock Hill City Council, and director of Old York County Hospital.

Hutcheson was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as deacon and elder.

Surviving are his son, Jack R. Hutcheson of Roanoke, Va.; two daughters, Dora H. Bowman of Rock Hill and Wills H. Shores of Vienna, Va.; two brothers, Warren H. Hutcheson of Marietta, Ga., and Homer H. Hutcheson of Carrollton, Ga.; three sisters, Ruth H. Drew of Cedartown, Ga., Georgianne M. Wills of Cedartown, Ga., and Elsa H. Fuller of Austell, Ga.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at Westminster Towers.

William Loatwall

LANCASTER -"Mr. William M. "Bill" Loatwall, 83, of 4632 Pageland Highway died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Dickson officiating. Burial will be in the New Cut Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mr. Loatwall was a native of Bayonne City, N.J. He was a member of the New Cut Presbyterian Church and a retired custodian for the Lancaster school district.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille M. Loatwell; two sons, Ronald M. Loatwell of Egg Harbor, N.J., and William M. Loatwell Jr. of Clarksville, Tenn.; his stepson, Willie Lowery of Lancaster; three stepdaughters, Hilda Sistare and Martha Whitaker, both of Lancaster, and Dale King of Rowland, N.C.; his sister, Catherine McCardle of Marrowsburg, N.Y.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster chapel, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the New Cut Presbyterian Church, 3848 Camp Creek Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Beulah McKandes

WASHINGTON - Mrs. Beulah Barnette McKandes, formerly of Rock Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at George Washington General Hospital in Washington, D.C.

The funeral will be Tuesday at Fort Lincoln Funeral Home Chapel in Brentwood, Md.

Surviving are her daughter, Roberta Jones of Richmond, Va.; three brothers, William Barnette of Catawba, Roscoe Barnette of Rock Hill and Auther Barnette of Columbus, Ohio; and three sisters, Anna Isom of Rock Hill and Alberta Stowe and Maggie Steele of Charlotte.

Harold Nichols

LANCASTER - Mr. Harold Nichols, 67, of 1640 Home Circle died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster chapel, with the Revs. N.J. Neely and Tommy Cole officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Bishopville, Mr. Nichols was retired from the J.P. Stevens Company and worked at the Kershaw Golf Course. He was a member of the former South Avenue Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Harold L. Nichols of Myrtle Beach, Robert E. Nichols of Lancaster and David Stacks and Robert K. Stacks, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Angela Kimbrell and Retha Eargle, both of Rock Hill; eight grandchildren; and his special companion, Nancy Outen of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Robert Nichols, 2076 Dover Lane in Lancaster.

Arthur Perdue

ROCK HILL - Mr. Arthur "Pete" Benjamin Perdue, 61, of 115 Ross Road died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bass Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Terry Wingate officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mr. Perdue was a retired winder at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. and was a vender at the Venders Gallery.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Perdue; his daughter, Debra Ngo of Rock Hill; three sons, William Benjamin Perdue of Chester, Billy James Perdue Sr. of Rock Hill and Tommy Eugene Perdue of York; his sister, Frances Jordan of Jefferson; three brothers, George D. Perdue of Hartwell, Ga., Louie Perdue of Lancaster and Wayne Perdue of Patrick; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care or the American Cancer Society.

Henry Sapough

ROCK HILL -"Mr. Henry C. Sapough, 88, of 3163 Homestead Road died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Beverly Health Care.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the Revs. Charles Mitchell and Jack Basie officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Sapough was retired from the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. After his retirement, he farmed and will be remembered for growing beautiful Japanese Irises he grew at home in honor of his wife. He was also a member of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two sons, Frank P. Sapough of Rock Hill and Lyle B. Sapough of Providence, Ohio; his brother, Roy Sapough of Aiken; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Bass Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

William Shillinglaw

ROCK HILL - Mr. William Massey Shillinglaw, 79, of 2610 Lesslie Hwy. died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

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

Born in Van Wyck, Mr. Shillinglaw was a lifetime member of Neely's Creek ARP Church, where he served as deacon. Mr. Shillinglaw was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co.

Surviving are his wife, Sara Blanks Shillinglaw; his son, Michael Shillinglaw of Rock Hill; his sister, Louise S. McKinney of Rock Hill; and his granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Neely's ARP Church.

Johnny Steele

ROCK HILL - Mr. Johnny Steele, 77, of 2668 Chrystal Creek Drive died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home. 

Sali Byrd-Felden

CLOVER - Sali Ali Shakur Byrd-Felden, the infant daughter of Suzette Byrd and Jarvis Felden, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Arrangements will be announced by Generation Funeral Home.

Thomas Crosby

NEW YORK - Mr. Thomas Lee "T.C." Crosby, 56, formerly of Chester, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in New York.

Arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester.

Gloria Durham

WASHINGTON - Ms. Gloria W. Durham of 3231 Aldin Place, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, at Washington Adventist Hospital.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at China Grove AME Zion Church in Rock Hill, with Dr. Cynthia Russell officiating and the Rev. Johnny Worthy assisting.

Ms. Durham, a native of Washington, was a homemaker and lifelong supporter of China Grove AME Zion Church.

Surviving are her son, William "Bill" Durham of Washington; four daughters, Latoya Durham, Glenda Durham, Brenda Durham and April Durham, all of Washington; her sister, Rayford Durham of Stanford, Conn.; and three grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Summer Jordan

ROCK HILL - Summer Michelle Jordan, the infant daughter of Chrystal Marie Ramey and Michael David Jordan, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Independent Bible Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Jason Coley officiating.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her brother, Bryan Pettit Jr. of Fort Lawn; her paternal grandmother, Virginia Jordan of Fort Mill; her maternal grandparents, James Ramey and Christine Ramey of Chester; her paternal great-grandparents, David Jordan and Dora Lee Jordan of Fort Mill; and her great-grandmother, Rebecca Howe of Chester.

The family will receive friends at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. today, prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Summer Michelle Jordan Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 895, Fort Mill, SC 29716.

Fort Mill Funeral Home is in charge.

Genevieve Pinson

ANDERSON - Mrs. Genevieve Pinson, 79, of 206 Nottingham Way, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Central Presbyterian Church chapel, with Drs. David J. Bailey and Martin L. Harkey officiating. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Mrs. Pinson graduated from Kemp High School in Texas and entered Parkland School of Nursing in Dallas. She received her Nurse Anesthetist degree at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She worked as the anesthetist at Shriners Childrens Hospital in Greenville. Mrs. Pinson was a member of Central Presbyterian Church and was the widow of Joseph Raymond Pinson.

Surviving are her son, Joe Pinson of Fort Mill; two daughters, Carolyn Frey and Kathryn Gleason of Anderson; three sisters, Doris Price of Kaufman, Texas, Barbara Sullivan of Dallas and Betty Garbee of Lynchburg, Va.; two granddaughters; two step-granddaughters; and her great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Sullivan-King Mortuary. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Kathryn Gleason, 903 Parkwood Drive. The body will be placed in the church chapel at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, S.C. Chapter, P.O. Box 11967, Capital Station, Columbia, SC 29211.

Shirley Smith

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Shirley Ann Smith of 3376 S.C. 324 died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home of Rock Hill.

Louise Warren

LAKE WYLIE - Mrs. E. Louise Warren, 62, of 6886 Montgomery Road died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Watkins officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Warren was a Coudersport, Pa., native. She retired from Digital Equipment Corp. and was a member of Lake Wylie Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, William B. Warren of the home; her son, Doug Warren, of Lake Wylie; two daughters, Kimberly A. Hamilton of Holly Springs, N.C., and Wanda H. Bradley of Sarasota, Fla.; three brothers, Nelson Russell of Bradford, Pa., Robert Russell of Port Allegany, Pa., and Kenneth Russell of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover.

Memorials may be made to Christian Appalachian Project, 322 Crab Orchard St., Lancaster, KY 40446-0001. 

Margaret Armstrong

CLOVER - Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Pettus Armstrong, 83, of 109 Adams St. died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flat Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thomas Clifton officiating and the Rev. Samuel H. Thompson assisting. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Armstrong was a member of New Beginning Church of Clover. She was a former member of and served on many committees of Flat Rock and Pleasant Grove Baptist churches. She also served as Mother of the Sword of Spirit Church in Rock Hill. Mrs. Armstrong was a former Worthy Matron of the Magnolia chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are five sons, William Armstrong of Clover, Roscoe Armstrong of San Antonio, Texas, James Edward Armstrong of Mount Vernon, N.Y., John Clyde Armstrong of White Plains, N.Y., and Dr. Isaiah William Armstrong of Latta; three brothers, Fred Pettus of Baltimore, Bobby Pettus of Miami and Willis Pettus of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five sisters, Lillian Armstrong of Gastonia, N.C., Hattie Armstrong and Beulah Floyd, both of Baltimore, Betty Battle of Lenoir, N.C., and Audrey Negro of Wichita, Kan.; and 16 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Wright Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Sali Byrd-Felder

CLOVER - Sali Ali Shakur Byrd-Felder of 1087 Lawrence Road died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

She was the 16-day-old infant daughter of Suzette Byrd of Clover and Jarvis Felder of Jersey City, N.J.

Surviving in addition to her parents are three brothers, Jarvis Byrd-Felder Jr., Charles Byrd and Armani Byrd of the home; two stepsisters, Kamilyah Felder and Shaheida Felder of New Jersey; her paternal grandmother, Ophelia Felder of Jersey City; her maternal grandparents, Leo and Annie Byrd of Clover; and her maternal great-grandmother, Everetta Jackson of New Jersey.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Generation Funeral Home is in charge.

Edna Griggs

KERSHAW - Mrs. Edna Taylor Griggs, 88, of 1039 Buffalo Creek Road died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Springdale Village in Camden.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kershaw City Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Rivers officiating.

Mrs. Griggs was a member of Buffalo Baptist Church.

Surviving is her sister, Lavenia Usrey of Lilesville, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Joyce and Gerald Vincent, 1039 Buffalo Creek Road, Kershaw.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Cecil Hallman

LANCASTER - Mr. Cecil Lee Hallman, 79, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mahaffey Funeral Home, with the Revs. Shane Patrick and Roy Barnes officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Hallman was a native of Lancaster and a retired employee of Springs Industries.

Surviving are his wife, Faye Jordan Hallman of Lancaster; and his brother, James Horace Hallman of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Mahaffey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Annie Scoville

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Annie Harrell Mabry Scoville, 93, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barnwell United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Clyburn officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Scoville was a graduate of Winthrop College and taught in the Barnwell public schools. She was a member of Barnwell United Methodist Church for many years and taught the Mary McNab Circle. She was most recently a resident of Westminster Towers in Rock Hill. She was the widow of John Perreyclear Scoville Sr.

Surviving are two sons, John Perreyclear Scoville Jr. of Greensboro, N.C., and Robert Mabry Scoville of Rock Hill; five grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Mole Funeral Home is in charge.

Shirley Smith

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Shirley McDaniel Smith, 60, of 3376 Highway 324, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Adnah United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Michael Leonhardt and Tommy Hope officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Smith was a bookkeeper for Douglas Smith Backhoe and Excavating Co. Inc. She was a member of Adnah United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, C. Douglas Smith; her son, Wayne Smith of Rock Hill; her daughter, Ann Morrison of Rock Hill; her brother, Luther McDaniel Jr. of Rock Hill; her sister, Lucille Hardin of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to Adnah United Methodist Church cemetery fund, 1 Adnah Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Linda Williford

LAKE WYLIE - Mrs. Linda Craven Williford, 60, of 16 Hamilton's Ferry Road died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Beverly Health Care in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bass Funeral Home in Rock Hill, with the Rev. E. Russell Brown officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill.

A native of Charlotte, Mrs. Williford was a charter member of River Hills Community Church. She attended the University of South Carolina and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

Surviving are her husband, Donald B. Williford; her daughter, Sharon Andrews of Camden, N.C.; and her grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Bass Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 9844-C Southern Pines Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273. 

Johnnie Ayers

ROCK HILL - Mr. Johnnie Ayers, 76, of 4058 Roddey Road died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Catawba Ward, with Bishop Pieter Reynders officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Ayers was retired from J.P. Stevens Industrial Plant with 27 years service and from Randolph Yarns with 10 years of service. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Catawba Ward.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Biddix Ayers; four sons, Alan Ayers of the home, and Johnnie Ayers, Ralph Ayers and Dennis Ayers, all of Rock Hill; three daughters, Marilyn A. Harrison of Rock Hill, Vivian A. Garland of Denver and Emma A. Mullinax of Gaffney; his brother, Foxx Ayers of Columbia; and his sister, Mary Ann Gibson of Rock Hill; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Missionary Fund, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Catawba Ward, 2430 Indian Trail, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Thomas Crosby

NEW YORK - Mr. Thomas Lee "T.C." Crosby, 56, of 135 W. 112th St., formerly of Chester, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in New York.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Sweet Hope Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.K. Stringfellow officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Crosby was a member of Sweet Hope Baptist Church. He was a former member of security at LaGuardia International Airport and a housing complex in New York. He was educated in the public schools of Chester County and graduated in Baltimore. He was a funeral home attendant in New York.

Surviving are his son, William Crosby of Chester; his daughter, Debra Crosby of New York; two sisters, Maggie Chisholm of New York and Geneva Hinton of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of William Crosby, 235 Farrington Drive, Chester.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester,

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

William Curtis Sr.

CHESTER - Mr. William Carl Curtis Sr., 90, of 515 Third St. died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Chester County Nursing Center.

The graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Lando Cemetery, with the Rev. Hoyle Vinson Jr. officiating.

A native of Lincoln County, N.C., Mr. Curtis was retired from Manetta Mills in Lando where he was employed as a security guard. He was the widower of Nanzetta Irby Curtis.

Surviving are five sons, William C. "Bill" Curtis Jr. and Jerry Curtis, both of Chester, Joe Curtis of Edgemoor, Richard Curtis of Elliottsburg, Pa., and James Curtis of Paducah, Ky.; two daughters, Lynne West of Chester and Marilyn Varnadore of Rock Hill; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and his great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wright's Home for Funerals.

Memorials may be made to West Chester Baptist Church, Pinckney Road, Chester, SC 29706.

R. Rudolph Harrison

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Raleigh Rudolph Harrison, formerly of 1037 Glenarden Drive, Rock Hill, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Florence Lyons

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Mrs. Florence Ruth Lyons, 91, formerly of Rock Hill, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at St. Joseph's Nursing Center at Morris Hall.

The funeral liturgy will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Rosary Chapel, Morris Hall. Entombment will be at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick, N.J. A memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Rock Hill.

Mrs. Lyons was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. She earned her bachelor's degree from Hunter College in 1926 and her master's degree in education from Fordham University in 1933. She taught reading skills to remedial and advanced placement students at schools in Reading, Pa., and Rock Hill.

She founded and maintained reading libraries in several schools and senior citizens' centers. She was a active member of St. Anne Craft Guild in Rock Hill, as well as several church and community choirs.

Surviving are her husband, John J. Lyons III of Lawrenceville; her son, John J. Lyons IV of Allendale, N.J.; five daughters, Mary Prutzman of Annandale, Va., Patricia Mueller of Jamesburg, N.J., Margaret Hagen of Rock Hill, Catherine Misner of Doylestown, Pa., and Florence Hurley of Charlotte; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The viewing will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Rosary Chapel, Morris Hall.

Memorials may be made to St. Anne Parish School Endowment Fund, 1698 Bird St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Kearns Funeral Home in Whitehouse, N.J., is in charge.

Linda Nelson

YORK - Mrs. Linda Stephenson Nelson, 78, of 810 N. Congress St. died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at home.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Todd Speed officiating.

A native of McConnells, Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker and the widow of Roy M. Nelson. She was a member of the York Eastern Star and First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Nelson of York and Mary Nelson Williams of Sharon; her sister, Ola Stephenson Sherer of Rock Hill; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 tonight at the Gillespie House at First Presbyterian Church in York.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church building fund, 10 W. Liberty St., York, SC 29745.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Donald Richardson

ROCK HILL - Mr. Donald Eugene Richardson, 67, of 868 Carey Drive died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Park Baptist Church, with the Rev. Eddie Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Chester, Mr. Richardson was a retired service manager of All Fire Protection Service. He was a member of Park Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for 30 years. He was a Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Jean McNinch Richardson; two daughters, Hope Richardson Robbins of Edgemoor and Lori Richardson Hodge of Rock Hill; his brother, Edward K. Richardson of Chester; and three 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 Park Baptist Church, 717 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Johnnie Steele

ROCK HILL - Mr. Johnnie Steele, 77, of 2668 Crystal Creek Drive died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cross Road Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.E. Boulware officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Steele was a retired electrical engineer and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church, where he was a member of the choir and a trustee.

He was a Mason and a member of Integrity Lodge No. 51. He was a member of the Eastern Star, Fidelity Chapter No. 15. He attended the public schools of York County.

Surviving are his son, William Gus Steele of Paterson, N.J.; two daughters, Johnnie S. Russell of Rock Hill and Laura K. Gore of Dover, N.J.; his adopted daughter, Dale Smith of Paterson, N.J.; his brother, Richard Fewell of Bridgeport, Conn.; four sisters, Tommie F. Hinton and Betty Hailey, both of Bridgeport, Conn., Catherine Hall and Evelyn F. Johnson, both of Rock Hill; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cross Road Baptist Church.

The body will be taken to the church at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Helen Thomas

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Helen G. Thomas, 69, of Columbia, formerly of York County, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999.

The memorial service will be 3 p.m. today at St. Michael and All Angels' Episcopal Church.

Surviving are her husband, E. Wade Thomas; her daughter, Kaye H. Gaddis of Columbia; her mother, Josephine Ellis Grainger of Laurens; two sisters, Anne G. Bolt of Cross Hill and Edna Guthrie of Plainfield, N.J.; and her grandson.

The family will receive friends at the church after the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Caughman-Harman Funeral Homes, Lexington Chapel, is in charge.

Lucille Washington

SALISBURY, N.C. - Mrs. Lucille Hill Washington of Salisbury, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Rowan Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

Louise Wilks

YORK - Ms. Janie Louise Wilks, 77, of 119 Lowry Row died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill.

Ms. Wilks was a native of Gastonia, N.C..

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.


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