Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Kenneth Boone

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Merv Horst officiating. Burial will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Catawba Ward.

Mr. Boone was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church in Rock Hill. He was an insulator with Installation Services. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, who loved to deer hunt.

Surviving are his wife, Cindi Brown Boone of the home; his son, Joshua W. Boone of the home; his daughter, Brandy L. Boone of the home; two brothers, Jeff Boone of Lancaster and Derek Boone of Catawba; his father, Paul J. Boone of Catawba and his mother, Shirley Brock Boone of Fort Mill; and his grandmother, Annie Brock of Fort Mill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the home.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Chambers

PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Mr. William Oscar Chambers, 77, of 616 W. Third St., formerly of Rock Hill, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Judkins Colonial Home, 428 W. Fourth St., Plainfield. The Rev. Oliver Johnson will officiate.

Mr. Chambers was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield.

Surviving are his wife, Alma Chambers of the home; his daughter, Sherry Johnson of the home; his brother, Roy Chambers of Rock Hill; his sister, Annie L. Barber of Resting, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Ethel Funderburke

FORT MILL - Mrs. Ethel Leonna Funderburke, 76, of 1491 Legion Road died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Mercy Hospital South in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenrock Baptist Church, with Rev. Gene Flack officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery.

A native of Marion, N.C., Mrs. Funderburke was retired from Springs Industries. She attended Glenrock Baptist Church. She was the widow of Clyde Funderburke.

Surviving are two sons, Zeb Flynn and Whitey Flynn, both of Fort Mill; two brothers, Roy Flynn of Fort Mill and the Rev. Paul Flynn of Cleveland, Ga.; eight sisters, Opal Pittman and Nettie Blackwell, both of Fort Mill, Hazel Baynard and Margie Marlowe, both of Forest City, N.C., Wanda Green of Cliffside, N.C., Ailene Wilkerson of Marion and Irene Boone and Ruby Hudgins, both of Rutherfordton, N.C.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Fort Mill Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Zeb Flynn, 1477 Legion Road in Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to the Glenrock Baptist Church Building Fund, 1815 Doby's Bridge Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

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.

A memorial service will be 7:30 tonight at St. Anne Catholic Church in Rock Hill.

Mrs. Lyons taught reading skills to remedial and advanced placement students at schools in Reading, Pa., and Rock Hill.

She was an 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 family will receive friends at the home of Margaret Hagen, 1052 Farm Pond Lane, Rock Hill.

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.

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 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home.

Alice Neely

YORK - Ms. Alice Walker Neely of 962 Longleaf Road died Sunday, February 21, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Thompson Funeral Home.

Billie Philbert

FORT MILL - Mrs. Billie C. Philbert, 90, of 145 Cedar Hollow South died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Mercy Hospital South.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Living Vine Church, with the Rev. Ben Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at Grand View Memorial Park in Dunbar, W.Va.

Mrs. Philbert was a Putman County, W.Va., native. She was retired from the outdoor amusement industry. Mrs. Philbert moved to Heritage USA in 1987, from Tampa, Fla.

Surviving are her son, Arnie "Dick" Wilkinson of Lakeview; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2838 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205, or to the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 212634, Columbia, SC 29221-2634.

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.

Lewis Sims

HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Lewis E. "Luke" Sims, of 4729 Hula Drive, in the Fork Hill community, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hartley Funeral Home.

Helene Stenek 

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Helene J. Stenek (Zdenek), 84, of 752 Harrell St. died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, in Chicago.

The funeral will be at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere, Grayslake, Ill. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.

Mrs. Stenek was the widow of Joseph B. Zbenek.

Surviving are her son, Joseph W. Zdenek and his wife Connie of Rock Hill; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

John Alexander

ROCK HILL - Mr. John W. Alexander, 84, of 1250 Hands Mill Highway died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at home.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. today at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church cemetery, with the Rev. Alan Arnold officiating.

Mr. Alexander was a member of Allison Creek Presbyterian Church and was a medic for the Army in World War II. He was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. A native of York County, he was the son of the late Robert and Bessie Kiser Alexander.

Surviving are his wife, Edna C. Alexander; two sons, Billy Alexander of Rock Hill and Terry Alexander of Gray Court; his daughter, Patsy Parker of Rock Hill; his brother, Lewis Alexander of Lake Wylie; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends at home.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Richard Blackburn Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Richard Blackburn Jr., 80, of 2211 Farlow St. died Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Word is Life Temple, with Dr. Micheal Spenser officiating and the Rev. Jason Jenkins assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Blackburn was employed for 25 years at Leake & Watts Children's Home in Yonkers, N.Y., as a maintenance man. He was a member of Rainbow Higher Dimension, was a deacon at his church and attended New York public schools.

Surviving are his wife, Viola B. Blackburn; two daughters, Elzina Pickett of Hawley, Pa., and Gwendolyn Housey of Yonkers; and six grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 6 tonight at Parker Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Solid Rock Going Fort Ministries and other times at the home.

The body will be placed in the church at noon Friday.

Ada Couch

LANCASTER - Mrs. Ada McManus Couch, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Lynnwood United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tony Adams officiating. Burial will be at Westside Cemetery.

Mrs. Couch was retired from Springs Industries. A native of Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Jess McManus and Mary Ellen Carnes McManus. She was a member of Lynnwood United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her brother, Lyde McManus of Great Falls; and two sisters, Marie Thomas and Rosa Lane, both of Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Lynnwood United Methodist Church, 1753 Lynnwood Drive, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

Kenneth Davis

YORK - Mr. Kenneth Ray Davis, 42, of 1 Center St. died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Home AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Dr. C.J. Jenkins officiating and the Revs. Johnny Burris, Caldwell Culp, Mildred Patton and Melvin Douglas assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill.

Mr. Davis was a plate operator laboratory technician at AMP Inc. in Rock Hill. He was a graduate of Lowell High School and Lowell College in Lowell, Mass. He also received degrees from Gaston College in Dallas, N.C. He was licensed to treat water in 36 states and was a computer operator. A former government employee, he worked with the missile program.

Surviving are his wife, Vanessa E. Davis of Rock Hill; five sons, Kenneth Tyrone Curry, Shawn Curry, Damitrus Curry, all of Gastonia, N.C., and Tezo Ervin and Aaron Ervin, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Jade Emerald Davis and Rosalind Ervin, both of Rock Hill; his parents, Gloria and Charles Agurs, both of the home; four brothers, Willie Eric Adams Davis and Jay Harris Davis, both of York, and Abraham Davis and Solomon Davis, both of Dallas, N.C.; his sister, Alexis Davis of Dallas, N.C.; his step-grandmother, Mamie Agurs of Chester; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Home AME Zion Church and at other times at the home.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home.

Cayleigh Grant

CHESTER - Cayleigh Jordan Grant, the infant daughter of Thomas P. Grant II and Kimberly D. Dodds Grant, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Will Heustess officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her grandparents, Thomas P. Grant Jr., Jessie Wages, Mr. and Mrs. David Dodds, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert R. Roof and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Franklin, all of Chester.

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

Memorials may be made to Wesley Kiddie Kastle, 1217 J.A. Cochran Bypass Chester, SC 29706.

Carole Irby

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Carole Wilson Irby, 55, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lando Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Devinney and Dr. Richard D. Harrison officiating. Burial will be at Lando Cemetery.

Mrs. Irby was retired from the quality control department at Meko Metal Finishing. She worked for many years at Smith Enterprises. She was a member of Lando Baptist Church and the Serenity Club in Rock Hill. She was the widow of Roland N. Irby.

Surviving are two sons, Darryl C. Irby and Roland Bryan Irby, both of Rock Hill; her mother, Irene Alley Wilson of Richburg; and her sister, Norma Wilson of Richburg.

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

Memorials may be made to the Lando Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 198, Lando, SC 29724.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Larry Marcengill

CHESTER - Mr. Larry Hunter Marcengill, 51, of 2282 Neely Gibson Road died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at home.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wright's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Forrest J. Musselman officiating and the Rev. William F. Mitchell assisting.

Mr. Marcengill was the owner of Larry's Grading Service. A native of Oconee County, he was the son of Edna Orr Marcengill and the late William Hunter Marcengill.

Surviving in addition to his mother is his wife, Deborah Riddle Marcengill.

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

Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 701-E Bay St., PCC Box 1115, Charleston, SC 29403.

James D. Mills Sr.

GREAT FALLS - Mr. James D. Mills Sr. of 547 Miles Road died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999.

Arrangements will be announced by Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Emma Mitchell

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

The funeral was Sunday 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 The Rev. B.R. Wilson, her grandson, gave the eulogy. Burial was at the church cemetery.

A retired domestic worker, Mrs. Mitchell was the widow of Ulysses Mitchell. She was educated in 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 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.

Parker Funeral Home was in charge.

Billie Philbert

FORT MILL - Mrs. Billie C. Philbert, 90, of 145 Cedar Hollow South died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Mercy Hospital South.

Burial was at Grandview Memorial Park in Dunbar, W.Va.

Mrs. Philbert, a native of Putnam County, W.Va., was the daughter of the late Herbert Ray and Ethel Mack Carter. She was retired from the outdoor amusement industry. Mrs. Philbert moved to Heritage USA in 1987 from Tampa, Fla.

Surviving are her son, Arnie "Dick" Wilkinson of Lakeview; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2838 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205, or to the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 212634, Columbia, SC 29221-2634.

Wolfe Funeral Home was in charge.

Lewis Sims

HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Lewis Edward "Luke" Sims, 81, of 4729 Hula Drive in the Fork Hill Community died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at White Bluff Baptist Church, with the Revs. James Helms and Coit Auten officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Sims was a retired supervisor from Grace Bleachery. He was the son of the late James Edward Sims and Mollie Mackey Sims. He was a member of White Bluff Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and member of the Young at Heart Adult Group.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Robinson Sims; his son, Jim "Luke" Sims of the home; his daughter, Jane Sims Neisler of Heath Springs; three grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to White Bluff Baptist Church, 3125 Duckwood Road, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

Benjamin Watkins Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Benjamin Cleveland Watkins Jr., 75, of 1661 Celanese Road died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Mike Black officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Watkins was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church where he was an elder, Sunday school teacher and choir member. He was a native of the Lesslie Community, and the son of the late Benjamin C. and Inez Garris Watkins Sr. He served in the Army as a squad leader in France and Germany during World War II. He was retired from Springs Mills, Grace Bleachery, after 37 years.

Surviving are wife, Emily Culp Watkins; two daughters, Rhonda W. Huffman and Pamela W. Self, both of Lancaster; his stepson, Donald E. Moore of Rock Hill; his brother, W. Calvin Watkins of Rock Hill; three sisters, Jessie W. Rodgers and Helen W. Jenkins, both of Rock Hill, and Mildred W. Williams of Spartanburg; five grandchildren; and six great-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 Hopewell Presbyterian Church cemetery fund, 1571 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730. 

Mae Caldwell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mae Etta Caldwell, 62, of 1292 Stanley Drive died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Hebron Baptist Church in Lesslie, with the Rev. L.L. Robertson officiating and the Revs. Lavenia Pride, George McCoy, Zeola Robinson and Ronal King assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A homemaker, Mrs. Caldwell was educated in York County public schools. She was a member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church and its Choir No. 1 and Missionary Society.

Surviving are her companion, Horace Grooms of Rock Hill; six sons, Anthony B. Caldwell of Anchorage, Alaska, Clarence H. Caldwell of El Paso, Texas, John K. Caldwell and Mark R. Grooms, both of Charlotte, and Quinton W. Caldwell and Johnny Mackey, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Cynthia Grooms-Jennings of Rock Hill and Patricia Ann Newton of Bennettsville; her mother, Essie Mae Barnette of Rock Hill; five brothers, James C. Barnette and Charles R. Barnette, both of Anchorage, Dewey O. Barnette of Washington, and Lorenzo "Mack" Barnette and Steven A. Barnette, both of Rock Hill; five sisters, Angela F. Barnette of Anchorage, Brenda S. Barnette of Charlotte, Deborah B. Barnette, Clementine B. Mitchell and Donetta B. Smith, all of Rock Hill; 18 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home and at the home of her mother, Essie M. Barnette, 1226 Calhoun St., Rock Hill.

The body may be viewed from noon until 6 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Funeral Home.

The body will be placed in the church at noon Thursday.

Kenneth Davis

YORK - Mr. Kenneth Ray Davis, 42, of 1 Center St. died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at New Home AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Dr. C.J. Jenkins officiating and the Revs. Johnny Burris, Caldwell Culp, Mildred Patton and Melvin Douglas assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill.

Mr. Davis was a plate operator laboratory technician at AMP Inc. in Rock Hill. He was a graduate of Lowell High School and Lowell College in Lowell, Mass. He also received degrees from Gaston College in Dallas, N.C. He was licensed to treat water in 36 states and was a computer operator. A former government employee, he worked with the missile program.

Surviving are his wife, Vanessa E. Davis of Rock Hill; five sons, Kenneth Tyrone Curry, Shawn Curry, Damitrus Curry, all of Gastonia, N.C., and Tezo Ervin and Aaron Ervin, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Jade Emerald Davis and Rosalind Ervin, both of Rock Hill; his father, Alex Davis of Dallas, N.C.; his mother and stepfather, Gloria and Charles Agurs, both of the home; four brothers, Willie Eric Adams Davis and Jay Harris Davis, both of York, and Abraham Davis and Solomon Davis, both of Dallas, N.C.; his sister, Alexis Davis of Dallas, N.C.; his step-grandmother, Mamie Agurs of Chester; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at New Home AME Zion Church and at other times at the home.

Wright Funeral Home is in charge.

Ray Gainey

LANCASTER - Mr. Ray William Gainey, 69, of 2231 Great Falls Highway died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. James Spencer and Eddie Usher officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Gainey had been a driver for Lancaster Tours. A native of Chesterfield, he was the son of the late Arthur Lee and Arnie Elizabeth Malloy Gainey.

Surviving are his wife, Maude Dean Thomas Gainey; four sons, Rick A. Gainey, Tim M. Gainey, Ken R. Gainey and Chuck Gainey, all of Lancaster; his daughter, Naida Starnes of Lancaster; his stepson, Robert Lee Terry Jr. of Lancaster; four stepdaughters, Tammy Terry, Sharon Jenkins and Ginger Helms, all of Lancaster, and Tammy Trotter of Great Falls; his stepmother, Mildred Gainey of Lancaster; his brother, Dee Gainey of Charlotte; four sisters, Lillie C. Kee of Kershaw, Clara Faulkenberry of Smyrna, Tenn., and Vera Knight and Margie Steen, both of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

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

Doris Gibson

FORT MILL - Mrs. Doris Jean Alexander Gibson, 64, formerly of Charlotte, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bob Watkins officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Gibson was employed for 14 years with AFAC/Imperial Fire Hose Co. A native of Taylorsville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Walter P. Foster and Annie Ruth Alexander Petrea.

Surviving are her husband, Leonard H. Gibson; her son, James H. West of Weddington, N.C.; four daughters, Donna R. West of Charlotte, Anita P. Locklear of Fort Mill, S. Gaye Madson of Rock Hill, and Pamela J. Howson of York; her stepdaughter, Gail Westfall of Charlotte; and her sister, Nell Helms of Charlotte; 11 grandchildren; her step grandchild; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Laura Hughes

FORT MILL - Ms. Laura "Dolly" Hinson Hughes, 46, of 404 Morgan St. died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Integrated Health Services in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wolfe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chris Ruppe officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

A native of York County, Ms. Hughes was the daughter of Peggy Hinson and the late Joseph Hinson. She was employed with Eslon Thermoplastics in Pineville, N.C.

Surviving are three sons, Ron Hughes of York, David Hughes of Rock Hill and Phillip Hughes of Fort Mill; two daughters, Donna Hughes of Belmont, N.C., and Patti Mott of Rock Hill; four brothers, Wayne Hinson of Pineville, Cecil Hinson of Lancaster, Marion Hinson and Jackie Hinson, both of Fort Mill; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe 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 the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, NC 28202.

James Mills Sr.

GREAT FALLS - Mr. James Daniel Mills Sr., 77, of 547 Miles Road died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Evangel Temple Assembly of God, with the Rev. Mike Sollars officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mr. Mills was the son of the late Arsh Mills and Sally McCoy Mills. He was retired from J.P. Stevens Co. He was a member of Evangel Temple Assembly of God and attended Union County schools.

Surviving are his wife, Geneva S. Mills; his son, James Daniel Mills Jr. of Great Falls; his daughter, Betty Mills Clark of Rock Hill; two brothers, Henry Mills of Monroe, N.C., and Bob Mills of Concord, N.C.; three sisters, Christine Mills Sistare of Marshville, N.C., and Pauline Keziah and Fay Blackmon, both of Pageland; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Evangel Temple Assembly of God, P.O. Box 44, Great Falls, SC 29055.

Alice Neely

YORK - Mrs. Alice Walker Neely, 75, of 962 Longleaf Road died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Galilee Baptist Church, with the Rev. Willie Garrison officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Neely was a member of Galilee Baptist Church and a retired domestic worker.

Surviving are three daughters, Geraldine Wilmore and Maggie Hemphill, both of York, and Angela Neely of Chester; five sons, James Neely, Bobby Neely, Willie Neely and Jerry Neely Jr., all of York, and Albert Neely of Clover; two sisters, Ida Harris of Rock Hill and Maggie Gunnings of New York; 33 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The family will receive friends at home.

Ruth Sutton

LANCASTER - Mrs. Ruth W. Sutton, 79, of Lancaster died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cross Roads Baptist Church, with the Revs. Frank Jolly and Chuck Griffin officiating. Burial will be at Lakeland Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Sutton was the daughter of the late Lloyd Oscar and Bessie Mullinax Wallace. She was the widow of William Conley Sutton.

Surviving are her son, Dennis R. Sutton of Lancaster; her daughter, Joyce S. Rainey of Lancaster; her brother, John Wesley Wallace of Monroe, N.C.; her sister, Louise W. Little of Monroe, N.C.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the home of Louise Little, 209 Altan Woods Road, Monroe, N.C.

McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, Colonial Chapel, is in charge.

Benjamin Watkins Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Benjamin Cleveland Watkins Jr., 75, of 1661 Celanese Road died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Mike Black officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of the Lesslie Community, Mr. Watkins was the son of the late Benjamin C. and Inez Garris Watkins Sr. He was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder, Sunday school teacher and choir member. He served in the Army during World War II as a squad leader in France and Germany. He retired from Springs Mills, Grace Bleachery, after 37 years.

Surviving are his wife, Emily Culp Watkins; two daughters, Rhonda W. Huffman and Pamela W. Self, both of Lancaster; his stepson, Donald E. Moore of Rock Hill; his brother, W. Calvin Watkins of Rock Hill; three sisters, Jessie W. Rodgers and Helen W. Jenkins, both of Rock Hill, and Mildred W. Williams of Spartanburg; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will be at home.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church cemetery fund, 1571 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Leonard Worthy

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Daniel Chisholm officiating and the Revs. W.W. Thompson, A.A. Bankhead, Vernon Worthy, Danny Grier, James Goods, O.L. Smith, George Lowery, J.D. McClurkin and Curtis Washington assisting. Burial with Masonic Rites will be at Fairview Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Worthy was educated in Chester County public schools. He was chairman of the deacon board and choir leader of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a member of Burning Bush Masonic Lodge No. 186, AP&B Society, Disabled Textile Workers and president of the Young Men's Club.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy C. Worthy; three sons, Reginald Worthy and Jimmy Worthy, both of the home, and Ambrose Carter of Charlotte; his daughter, Lyntonia Worthy of the home; two brothers, Johnny Worthy and Jessie Worthy, both of Carlisle; two sisters, Louise Carter and Mary Peay, both of Wilmington, Del.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The body can be viewed from 1 to 9 tonight at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The family will receive friends at home.


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