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G.W. Barber

BRONX, N.Y. - Mr. G.W. Barber of 737 Commonwealth Ave., formerly of Rock Hill, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at Cabrini Hospital in New York.

The funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at McCalls Funeral Home, 4035 Brontwood Ave., with the Rev. Robertson officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Sallie Barber; his son, Arthur Barber of Bronx; his daughter, Lucille Mallory of Bronx; his brother, Harry Barber of Washington; his sister, Rita Jordan of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 tonight at McCalls Funeral Home.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Ira Caskey Jr.

LANCASTER - Mr. Ira B. Caskey Jr., 77, of 2250 New Cut Circle died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at New Cut Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Wayne Dickson and Joel Rhyner officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Caskey was a retired employee of Springs Industries and owner and operator of Caskey's Exterminating. He was a member of New Cut Presbyterian Church and was the widower of Myrtle Jernigan Caskey.

Surviving are his daughter, Sheila Ann Denton of Lancaster; his brother, Clarence Caskey of Rock Hill; his sister, Ruth Blanks of Lancaster; and his grandchild.

Memorials may be made to New Cut Presbyterian Church, 2617 New Cut Church Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to Eastside Baptist Church, 1180 Garnette Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

A.W. Durham

ROCK HILL - Mr. A.W. Durham of 946 Albert St. died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

James Garris

CHARLOTTE - Mr. James W. "Jim" Garris, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel, with the Revs. Joel Collette, Larry Wilson and Robert H. Sims officiating. Entombment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens with Masonic Rites by Steele Creek Masonic Lodge No. 737.

Mr. Garris was the owner and operator of Garris Auto Service. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he was deacon and former trustee. He served in the Navy during World War II. He helped train volunteer firemen in Mecklenburg County, was a former Scout Master and was a Roundtable Commissioner for the Mecklenburg Council of Boy Scouts. He was member of Steel Creek Masonic Lodge No. 737, Scottish Rites Bodies, Oasis Temple of the Shrine and was past Patron of Steele Creek Eastern Star Chapter No. 339.

Surviving are his wife, Grace McCorkle Garris; two sons, James Perry Garris Sr. and Glenn D. Garris, both of Charlotte; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204 or to Trinity Baptist Church building fund, 2009 W. Arrowood Road, Charlotte, NC 28217.

Mary Gay

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Bechtler Gay, 76, of Magnolia Manor died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Tim McLendon officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Gay was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She was a retired office worker with Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. She was the widow of Fletcher M. Gay.

Surviving are three brothers, Marion Bechtler of Rock Hill, Gene Bechtler of Lexington and Tom Bechtler of Hickory Grove; and her sister, Frances B. Davidson of Taylors.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her sister-in-law, Irene Bechtler, 1169 Dunlap Roddey Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 5019 Nations Crossing, Suite 217, Charlotte, NC 28217.

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.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Floretta Watkins officiating and the Rev. John Murdock assisting. The Rev. Dr. W.T. Holmes will give the eulogy. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Harrison was a native of York County. He was a member of Hermon Presbyterian Church. He was a former Elk, a senior citizen volunteer and attended York County public schools.

Surviving are two sisters, Mattie H. Steele of Philadelphia and Robbie H. Diggs of Charlotte.

The body may be viewed at 9 a.m. Friday, and the family will receive friends at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home.

David Hattrich

CHARLOTTE - Mr. David Oliver Hattrich, 42, of 3126 No. 202 Park Road died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Sharon Memorial Garden in Charlotte.

Surviving is his daughter, Jennifer Hattrich of Fort Mill.

Richmond Funeral Home, 6701 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, is in charge.

George Maxie Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. George Eddie Maxie Sr., 81, of 1865 Twin Lakes Road died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Patricia Griffith Fallaw and Bart Plaxco officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Maxie retired as a sergeant with the Rock Hill City Police Department in 1978. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Elks Club and the Rock Hill Police Pistol Club. He was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II in the 10th Mountain Division receiving the Combat INF Badge, Bronze Star, EAME Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars and the Good Conduct Ribbon. He was a heavy mortar crewman and an M-1 rifle marksman. He was the widower of Catherine Campbell Maxie.

Surviving are two sons, J. Benny Maxie and George E. Maxie Jr., both of Rock Hill; his daughter, Janet Plaxco of York; his brother, Horace J. Maxie of Walhalla; his sister, Earline Waldt of Conyers, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2115 Celanese Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Emma Mitchell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Emma L. Mitchell, 83, of 1312 Crawford Road died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Frances Mobley

KERSHAW - Mrs. Frances Eileen "Sal" Reeves Mobley, 74, of 509 East Hilton St. died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Kershaw County Medical Center in Camden.

The funeral will be will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bryant Fersner officiating. Burial will be at Kershaw City Cemetery.

A native of Kershaw, Mrs. Mobley was a homemaker and a graduate of Perry Business College in Lancaster. She attended Belleville Junior College in Belleville, Ill. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Ruth Sunday school class and the Woman's Missionary Union Mission Group Two. She was a member of the King Alfred Garden Club, the Lancaster Music Study Group, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, John D. Kennedy Chapter No. 308, and a member of the Catawba Wateree Genealogy Society.

Surviving are her husband, John M. Mobley; two sons, Charles J. Mobley of Savannah, Ga., and David M. Mobley of Lancaster; her brother, C. Joe Reeves of Kershaw; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 67, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Charles Small

LANCASTER - Mr. Charles Edward Small, 66, of 1211 E. Confederate Ave. died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at High Point Freewill Baptist Church, with the Revs. Stuart Snow and James Wilhide officiating. Entombment will be at Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Mr. Small was retired from Lancaster County law enforcement. He was a member of High Point Freewill Baptist Church, the S.C. National Guard, Hart Masonic Lodge No. 380 and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Association. He was a veteran of the Navy and Army.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Bailey Small; his son, Charles D. "Chuck" Small of Lancaster; his daughter, Teresa Kennington of Lancaster; four brothers, Clyde Small, Dewey Small, Johnny Small and Richard Small, all of Lancaster; five sisters, Geneva "Mary" Moody of Flint, Mich., and Margaret Caskey, Margie Hough, Betty Rowell, and Judy Williams, all of Lancaster; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at High Point Freewill Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to High Point Freewill Baptist Church, 2095 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, 3795 Pleasant Plain Road, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruby Smith

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Ruby Newsom Smith, 77, of Charlotte died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Mercy Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service, with the Rev. Mike Watkins officiating. Burial will be at Sharon Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Smith was employed for 15 years with NCNB as a bookkeeper. She later owned and operated Smith's Stop, a bait and tackle shop. She was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and was the widow of Edward Hope Smith.

Surviving are her brother, Oliver Lyle Newsom of Charlotte; and her half-brother, Louis Newsom of Florence.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to Lake Wylie Baptist Church, 15700 Red Fez Club Road, Charlotte, NC 28278.

Lucille Washington

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

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's AME Zion Church in Hamtiamck, Mich., with the Rev. Cunningham officiating. Burial will be at Detroit Memorial Cemetery Park East.

Mrs. Washington was a native of Detroit.

Surviving are her son, the Rev. Ralph Washington of Rock Hill; and her daughter, Ethel Beard of Detroit.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at St. Peter's AME Zion Church.

Cole Funeral Home, 2624 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208, is in charge.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Louise Wilks

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Christian Home Baptist Church in Lowrys, with the Rev. Lloyd Reid officiating and the Rev. Daniel Chisholm assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ms. Wilks was employed as a cook for many years at Smith's Lunch in York. She was a member and Mother of the Church at the Christian Home Baptist Church in Lowrys.

Surviving are two sons, Codell Alexander Wilks of Long Island City, N.Y., and Victor M. Wilks of York; 10 daughters, Anna L. Sims, Rebecca W. Love, Mary Louise Hardin, Maggie J. Ratchford and Lillie Bell Ratchford, all of York, Martha Judge, Cynthia Ann Wilks and Carolyn Jean Wilks, all of Rock Hill, and Maggie Hemphill and Pauline Wilks, both of Long Island City; 18 grandchildren, two of whom she raised, Hugh D. Sims and Keith B. Sims; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 tonight at Wright Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Friday.

Jeanette Williams

CHESTER - Mrs. Jeanette Shedd Ross Williams, 83, formerly of Mobley Street, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, at Magnolia Manor in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Revs. Donald Scoggins and Chip Sneed officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Sharon, Mrs. Williams was retired from Springs Industries. She attended York County public schools and was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three sons, James D. Ross of Chester, Bobby R. Ross and Thomas E. "Gene" Williams, both of Fort Mill; two sisters, Louise Lee and Beulah Linkletter, both of Chester; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Gertrude Bowers

KERSHAW - Mrs. Gertrude Adams Bowers, 82, of 3855 Mining Road died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, with the Revs. James E. Reppart and Donald Ghant officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bowers was a retired employee of Springs Industries. She was a member of Kershaw Senior Citizens, Order of Eastern Star No. 146, White Bluff Young at Heart Group and Pleasant Plain Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Raeford Bowers of Heath Springs; three daughters, Marion Phillips of Kershaw, Peggy Blackmon of Blythewood and Barbara Hegler of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, 3777 Pleasant Plain Road, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Bernadine Cooper

LANCASTER - Mrs. Bernadine Buckelew Cooper, 80, of 204 Azalea Road died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Shane Patrick and Roy Barnes officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Cooper attended the University of Alabama. She was former co-owner, operator and bookkeeper for Buckelew Variety Store. She was a retired employee of Lancaster Natural Gas Co. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was in the Oasis Club. She was a former Lancaster County school board member and served on the Lancaster Mental Health Board.

Surviving are three daughters, Bunny King and Barbara Adams, both of Lancaster, and Naomi Cooper of Phoenix; her son, Ralph W. "Joe" Cooper of Columbia; her sister, Frances Murray of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church family life center, 300 S. Market St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Oscar Chambers

PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Mr. Oscar Chambers, 77, formerly of Rock Hill, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Gene Cranford

AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga. - Mr. Gene M. Cranford, 66, died Feb. 19, 1999.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Callahan officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Cranford was a salesman with Embalmers Supply Co., a member of Avondale Pattillio United Methodist Church and a member of Yaarab Shrine Temple.

Surviving are his son, Mac Cranford of Covington, Ga.; his daughter, Lori Whitley of Albany, Ga.; his fiancee, Martha Rodi of Avondale Estates, Ga.; two sisters, Marie Morton and Virginia Treadway, both of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at A.S. Turner & Sons.

Kenneth Davis

YORK - Mr. Kenneth Davis of 1 Center St. died Friday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

John Gardner Jr.

LANCASTER - Mr. John Bunyan "Dangur" Gardner Jr., 70, of 324 Providence Road died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at St. Luke United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Carlos Gardner and Tony Adams officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Gardner was retired from Springs Foundry and the American Foundry in Lancaster as a metallurgist and superintendent of melting and pouring. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church..

Surviving are his wife, Louise Cauthen Gardner; two daughters, Becky Collins and Lynne Lloyd, both of Lancaster; her brother, C.B. Gardner of Lancaster; two sisters, Gertie Shelton of Goose Creek and Betty Pate of Camden; five grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 128 Providence Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to HomeCare Hospice, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

Jimmie Lee

LANCASTER - Mr. Jimmie E. Lee, 64, of 2550 Hemlock Road died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Westside Cemetery, with Roger Anders officiating.

Mr. Lee was retired from the Catawba Fish Camp, where he was a cook.

Surviving are his brother, Donald Totherow of Lancaster; and two sisters, Sadie P. Hoffman and Carlein Hatfield, both of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Stella Mitchell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Stella Mae Fry Mitchell, 90, of 770 Schuyler Ave., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Jack O'Neal

ROCK HILL - Mr. Jack Edward O'Neal, 81, of 330 Pickens St. died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bass Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Hogg and the Rev. Dr. Sollie Hicks officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mr. O'Neal served in the Air Force 44th Fighter Squadron in the South Pacific in World War II. He was 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and member of Morocco Temple. He was a member of Southside United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. He retired from Chevron Oil Co. after 40 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Greene O'Neal; his son, Micheal O'Neal; two daughters, Gayle Chupp and Susan Gay, both of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Forward by Faith, 215 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Lee Reid

CLOVER - Mrs. Lee Anna Cook Reid, 89, formerly of 603 N. Main St., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Md.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover, with the Rev. Mark Collins officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Mrs. Reid was the widow of Lloyd LeeRoy Reid. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Clover. She recently had been a resident at Dawn View Nursing Home at Fort Ashby, W. Va.

Surviving are her son, W. Paul Cook of Keyser, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

Danny Robinson

YORK - Mr. Danny Ray Robinson, 46, of 385 Giles Road died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Harry Widener officiating and the Revs. William Bernie Lewis and Dr. D.R. Buchanan assisting. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Robinson was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era and served in Germany. He was an auto body repair man and worked at Clinton Family Ford for more than 23 years. He was a sportsman and member of Bear Branch Hunting club, the McConnells Hunting Club and a life member of Buckmasters. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Rock Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly F. Robinson; his son, Danny R. Robinson Jr. of the home; two daughters, Jesica R. Speer of Raleigh, N.C., and Jennifer Cristina "Crissy" Robinson of Rock Hill; two brothers, Johnny Robinson of Rock Hill and Buford L. Robinson of Moncure, N.C.; and four sisters, Mildred Taylor, Marlene Brookshire Hinson and Connie Mungo, all of Rock Hill, and Sue R. Rabon of Catawba.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home.

Leonard Worthy

CARLISLE - Mr. Leonard "Hog Head" Worthy of 5511 Woodsferry Road died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at Wallace Thomson Hospital in Union.

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

The family will receive friends at home. 

Kenneth Boone

YORK - Mr. Kenneth Wayne Boone, 36, of 1057 Perla Road died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Greene Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

Mildred Boulware

CHESTER - Mrs. Mildred Clowney "Mutt" Boulware, 81, of 103 Courtland St. died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Westminster Health Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barron Funeral chapel, with the Rev. Clay Wadrip officiating. Burial will follow at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Blair, Mrs. Boulware was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of the Chester First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Sallie Bagby Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of the Monticello High School in Fairfield County. She was the widow of Jefferson T. Boulware Sr.

Surviving are two sons, Jefferson Boulware of Fort Mill and John William Boulware of Aiken; three brothers, Spratt Clowney of Blair, Bill Clowney of Union and Sammy Clowney of Rock Hill; two sisters, Ida Brooks of Chester and Mary Julia Killian of Chester; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Barron Funeral Home.

Corrie Cody

LAMAR - Mrs. Corrie Lee Watford Cody, 88, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in York.

A native of Lamar, Mrs. Cody was the director of the York County Health Department and did volunteer work at the York County Library. She was a graduate of Lamar High School and the McLeod Infirmary School of Nursing and did her graduate study in public health nursing at William & Mary College.

Mrs. Cody was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the widow of Earl Cody.

Surviving are her sister, Elena Watford Fields of Lamar; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Methodist Manor of the Pee Dee, 2100 Twin Church Road, Florence, SC 29501.

Belk Funeral Home in Darlington is in charge.

Ray Gaston

CHESTER - Mr. Ray Harden Gaston, 81, of 1112 Quail Hollow Circle died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Monday at the Barron Funeral chapel. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Chester, Mr. Gaston was retired from Springs Industries. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church and was educated in the public schools of Chester County.

Surviving are his wife, Annegret W. Gaston; two daughters, Rita Bailey and Mary Ann Reese, both of Chester; three sisters, Sadie Melton of Chester, and Virgie Tracy and Susie Gregory, both of Union; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren..

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

William Lucas

YORK - William Camron Lee Lucas, infant son of Crystal Lucas and Brandon Owie, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Bass Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Martin officiating.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandparents, Franklin Lucas Jr. and Rosa P. Lucas of York; his maternal great-grandfather, Franklin Lucas Sr. of Rock Hill; his paternal grandfather, Jeff Owie of York; and his paternal great-grandmother, Eva Dyer of York.

The family will receive friends at the home of Franklin Lucas Jr. at 1325 Meadow Bend Drive in York.

Emma Mitchell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Emma L. Mitchell, 83, of 1312 Crawford Road died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Nazareth Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.H. Bailey officiating and the Revs. C.B. White-Kiser, C. Dunlap, C.H. Williams and W.E. Page assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A retired domestic worker, Mrs. Mitchell was the widow of Ulysses Mitchell. She was educated in the York County public schools and at Clinton Junior College. She was a former Sunday school teacher and member of the senior musical choir at Nazareth Baptist Church, as well as a member of AP&B Society No. 23 and past president of the Missionary Circle No. 1.

Surviving are her son, Samson Mitchell of Rock Hill; her daughter, Earlene M. White of Rock Hill; 21 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed at Parker Funeral Home today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home.

Stella Mitchell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Stella Mae Fry Mitchell, 90, of 770 Schuyler Ave. died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The memorial service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Glen Self officiating. Burial will be in El Cajon, Calif.

A native of Rising Star, Texas, Mrs. Mitchell was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her son, Roy Mitchell of Rock Hill; her brother, Travis Fry of Amarillo, Texas; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Woodvale Baptist Church, 1538 Springsteen Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Dessree Parker

YORK - Mrs. Dessree Wisher Parker, 80, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Church of God of Prophecy, with the Rev. Richard Pitts officiating and the Revs. Billy McCugan and Ernest Session assisting. Burial will be at the Beersheba Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

A native of Cherokee Falls, Mrs. Parker was a homemaker and the widow of Simon Martin and Marvin Parker. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy.

Surviving are four sons, Dude Martin, Paul Martin, Ronald Martin and Donald Martin, all of York; three daughters, Virgie Mae Ard of York, Mae Parker of Pompaco and Hazel Rowell of Sumerton; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the York Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Church of God of Prophecy Church, P.O. Box 172, York, SC 29745.

Jake Price Sr.

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Jake Price Sr., 59, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Paradise AME Zion Church, with the Rev. J.E. Long officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul Baptist Church in the Halsevile Community in Chester.

A native of Chester, Mr. Price was retired from the S.C. State Highway Department and was a member of Paradise AME Zion Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bobbie Jean Boulware Price of the home; four sons, Leon Price of Great Falls, Terry Price of the home, Jake Price of Lancaster and Vernon Price of Great Falls; three daughters, Betty Brown of Lancaster, Teresa Price of the home and Janice Price of Great Falls; two brothers, Kevin McNeil of Chester and Peter McNeil of the Bronx, N.Y.; his sister, Mary Wright of Chester; his special friend, Willie Dooley of Great Falls; and 16 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Washington Funeral Home in Great Falls.

Danny Robinson

YORK - Mr. Danny Ray Robinson, 46, of 385 Giles Road died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Harry Widener officiating and the Revs. William Bernie Lewis and Dr. D.R. Buchanan assisting. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Robinson was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era and served in Germany. He was an auto body repair man and worked at Clinton Family Ford for more than 23 years. He was a sportsman and member of Bear Branch Hunting club, the McConnells Hunting Club and a life member of Buckmasters. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Rock Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly F. Robinson; his son, Danny R. Robinson Jr. of the home; two daughters, Jesica R. Speer of Raleigh, N.C., and Jennifer Cristina "Crissy" Robinson of Rock Hill; two brothers, Johnny Robinson of Rock Hill and Buford L. Robinson of Moncure, N.C.; and four sisters, Mildred Taylor, Marlene Brookshire Hinson and Connie Mungo, all of Rock Hill, and Sue R. Rabon of Catawba.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home.

Helene Stenek

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Helene J. Stenek, 84, of 752 Harrell St. died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be at Strange Funeral Chapel in Grayville, Ill. Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill.

A native of Chicago, Mrs. Stenek was the widow of Joseph B. Zdneck.

Surviving are her son, Joseph W. Zdneck of Rock Hill; three nephews; two nieces; seven grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to the York County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 4975 CRS, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clint Thomas

YORK -"Mr. Clint Hubert Thomas, 68, of 4335 Fermount Drive died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill chapel, with Dr. William F. "Chip" Summers Jr. officiating. Burial will with Masonic rites will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Thomas was retired from Duke Power and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Bairds Creek Presbyterian Church in Vilas, N.C., the American Legion of Charlotte and the Westgate Masonic Lodge No. 738.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Vines Thomas; his son, Clint H. Thomas Jr. of Concord, N.C.; his daughter, Karen T. King of Charlotte; his mother, Jane J. Thomas of Sugar Grove, N.C.; his brother, Robert Thomas of Burnsville, N.C.; four sisters, Cleo Bently of Boone, N.C., Shirley Brown of Greensboro, N.C., and Reba Hodges and Linda Farmer, both of Sugar Grove; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill chapel, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Serenity Club of York County, 209 Grayson Road, Rock Hill, SC 27932 or to the York County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 4975 CRS, Rock Hill, SC 29732-4975.


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