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Belva Craig

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Belva McFadden Craig, 83, of 1557 Dunlap Roddey Road, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at her home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Holly United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Mike Raous officiating.

Mrs. Craig was born in Lancaster and retired from the packing department of the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. after 38 years. She was the widow of Buddy Craig and was the daughter of the late Will and Sadie Belk McFadden.

Surviving are her son, Donald Craig of Rock Hill; her daughter, Jean Breakfield of Orangeburg; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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 Mount Holly United Methodist Church building fund, 1996 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Viola Franklin

CHESTER - Mrs. Viola Peak Franklin, 79, formerly of Chester, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Fairfield Manor in Ridgeway.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Franklin was born in Fairfield County and retired from Johnson Laura-Mae Textiles. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church. Mrs. Franklin was divorced.

Surviving are two brothers, Earl C. Peak and Sam F. Peak, both of Columbia; and five sisters, Bessie Yongue of Chester, Nellie Jordan of Columbia, Lillie Allen of Hendersonville, N.C., Virgie Dollahan of North Little Rock, Ark., and Rhoda Aberg of Superior, Neb.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

James Gregory

CHESTER - Mr. James "Dooley" Gregory, formerly of Charlotte, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sandy River Baptist Church, with Mr. Gregory's son, Pastor Alonzo Gregory, officiating and Pastors Ronald McClurkin, Moses Lightner and Keith Taylor assisting.

Mr. Gregory attended Chester County public schools and was retired from the maintenance department of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. He was a retired World War II veteran and a member of Sandy River Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Arbeauters Gregory of the Wilksburg community; four sons, Alonzo Gregory, Ronald Gregory, Donald Gregory and Garfield Gregory, all of Chester; four daughters, Ella G. Spann of Columbia and Dorothy G. Davis, Hattie G. Dixon and Linda Gregory, all of Chester; his brother, Alonzo Gregory of the Wilksburg community; four sisters, Maggie Land and Rachel Robbins, both of Chester, Louise Cureton of New York and Mageline Laws of Charlotte; 32 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Dorothy G. Davis, 100 Torbit St., Apt. 7-F

The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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

James Huff

PINEVILLE, N.C. - Mr. James Smith Huff, 83, of 12920 Dorman Road died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Mercy Hospital South.

The funeral will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, with the Revs. Edgar N. McCall and Troy Phillips officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Graceland Cemetery in Greenville.

Mr. Huff was a Greenville native, a retired electrical engineer and a member of Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church. He was the widower of Sarah Helen Thompson Huff.

Surviving are his daughter, Peggy Huff Childress of Fort Mill; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church after the service and at other times at the home of Peggy Huff Childress, 103 Spring Branch Road, Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church building fund, 2500 Doby's Bridge Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Fort Mill Funeral Home is in charge.

Albert Johnson

LANCASTER - Mr. Albert Floyd Johnson, 75, of 810 Monroe Highway died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Lancaster Church of God, with the Revs. Lacy Jones and Marty Cox officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Kershaw County, Mr. Johnson was the son of the late Otis Johnson and Susie Mae Well Johnson. He was a retired security guard with Springs Industries' Lancaster Plant and a member of Lancaster Church of God. He served in the Army and received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Smallwood Johnson; three sons, James Johnson of Lexington and Lynn Johnson and David Johnson, both of Lancaster; two daughters, Florence Johnson Kolb of Lancaster and Barbara Johnson Roebuck of Cayce; her sister, Ruby Mae Maree of Rock Hill; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Lancaster Church of God building fund, 1437 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Arlene Patterson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Arlene L. Patterson, 84, of 193 Bailey St. died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with Dr. Timothy McClendon and the Rev. Linda Dunn officiating.

Mrs. Patterson was a native of England. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She was a secretary for the Children's Nature Museum and later a counselor for the Council on Aging. She was past president of Ebenezer P.T.O. and the Rock Hill Woman's Club.

Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Patterson of Columbia and William D. Patterson of Rock Hill; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the St. John's United Methodist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 149, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

James Perry Jr.

YORK - Mr. James A. Perry Jr., 34, of 2961 Spreading Oak Lane died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Burial will be 1 p.m. today at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Elgin.

Mr. Perry was a native of Cherokee County and had served in the Navy. He was a truck driver and attended York Technical College.

Surviving are his parents, James A. Perry Sr. of Hickory Grove and Joanne Ross Medley of Elgin; his stepfather, Roger Medley of Elgin; his stepmother, Melissa Perry of Hickory Grove; his girlfriend, Dawn Helms of York; three brothers, Patrick E. Perry of Elgin, Jason F. Shillinglaw of Charleston and Daniel C. Perry of Hickory Grove; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Ross of Elgin.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Arlene Strickland 

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Arlene Strickland Strickland, 73, of 3625 Turner St. in Kannapolis, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital.

The funeral will be 8 tonight at the Colonial Chapel of Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis, N.C., with the Rev. Beaver Hammonds and David Helms officiating. Burial will be at Carolina Baptist Church cemetery.

Mrs. Strickland was born in Horry County. She worked in the cafeteria at Landis Elementary School, at Cabarrus Hospital and in farming. She was a member of Landis Tabernacle Church and was the daughter of the late Alvie and Polly Foley Strickland.

Surviving are her husband, Wallie D. Strickland of the home; two sons, Tony Dayton Strickland of Landis, N.C., and Franklin Donald Strickland of Concord, N.C.; six daughters, Betty Grainger of Rock Hill, Elenar Faye Finney of Rockwell, N.C., Mary Joe White of Kannapolis, Patricia Ann Register of China Grove, N.C., Beulah M. Fink of Landis, and Sylvia Jean Henderson of Rockwell; her brother, Duston Strickland of Rock Hill; her sister, Ella Mae Harrelson of Loris; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home in Landis. Memorials may be made to Charity Baptist Church building fund, 2420 Brantley Road, Kannapolis, NC 28083.

The body will be taken to Carolina Baptist Church to lie in state Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. with a graveside service afterward.

Elizabeth Varnadore

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Elizabeth Carter Varnadore, 86, of 5550 Golf Course Road died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at White Oak Manor in Lancaster.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Camp Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Kevin Cooley officiating.

Mrs. Varnadore was born in Lancaster County and was retired from J. P. Stevens. She was a member of Camp Creek United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Wallace Varnadore. She was the daughter of the late James Thomas and Lillia Mae Bell Carter.

Surviving are three daughters, Pat Butler of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Edith Lanier and Esther Baker, both of Great Falls; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home. Memorials may be made to Camp Creek United Methodist Church, 4721 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge.

James Weldon

CHESTER - Mr. James "Big June" Weldon, 70, of 132 Steinkuhler St. died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

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

Boykin Clark

CHESTER - Mr. Boykin T. Clark, 63, of 2829 Pilgrim Road died Monday, March 1, 1999, at the home of his niece, Lucinda C. Worthy.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

Betty Coleman

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Betty McCorkle Coleman of 4604 Oak Meadow Court died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Charlotte Connolly

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Mrs. Charlotte T. Connolly, 82, of Reisterstown, formerly of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Cherrywood Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral was Saturday at Eline Funeral Home. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Md.

A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Connolly was the daughter of the late Elwood and Fradelia Terry. She was a secretary with Glenn L. Martin Co. She was a member of Glyndon United Methodist Church. She was the widow of John A. Connolly Sr.

Surviving are her son, John A. Connolly of California; two daughters, Charlotte A. Connolly of Reisterstown and Patricia C. White of Owings Mills, Md.; two sisters, Helen Marsh of Lincoln, Neb., and Georgene Sanders of Rock Hill; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Emory Grove Ladies Auxiliary, 2 Albright Ave., Glyndon, Md., 21071.

Belva Craig

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Belva McFadden Craig, 83, of 1557 Dunlap Roddey Road, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at her home.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Mount Holly United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Mike Raous officiating.

Mrs. Craig was born in Lancaster and retired from the packing department of the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. after 38 years. She was the widow of Buddy Craig and was the daughter of the late Will and Sadie Belk McFadden.

Surviving are her son, Donald Craig of Rock Hill; her daughter, Jean Brakefield of North; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mount Holly United Methodist Church building fund, 1996 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Rachel Dutcher

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Rachel Mary Mulkins Dutcher, 92, of 1330 India Hook Road died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Westminster Healthcare.

The graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wingdale Cemetery in Wingdale, N.Y.

A native of Pawling, N.Y., Mrs. Dutcher was the daughter of the late Henry L. and Annie Mae Slocum Mulkins. She was retired from the Pawling School District and a member of Central Baptist Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aid Society.

Surviving are three sons, Charles H. Dutcher of Fort Mill, Benson V. Dutcher Jr. of Hyde Park, N.Y., and Richard A. Dutcher of Wingdale, N.Y.; four sisters, Gloria Slocum and Blanche Peck, both of Pawling, N.Y., Melvina Millhouse of Sidney, Ohio, and Emmaline Judson of Wingdale, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Horn & Thomes Funeral Home in Pawling.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

John Jackson

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Mr. John Harris "Johnny" Jackson, 54, of 158 Oak Mountain Road died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Chapel, with Gary Lowe and David Bond officiating. Burial will be at Carroll Memory Gardens.

Mr. Jackson was retired from Lockheed-Martin Corp. He was a member and ruling elder of Oak Mountain Presbyterian Chapel.

Surviving are his wife, Diane Meigs Jackson; his son, Matt Jackson of Rock Hill; his daughter, Shea Fendley of LaGrange, Ga.; his parents, Hilliard and Bernice Jackson of Carrollton; and his brother, Terry Jackson of Carrollton.

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

Memorials may be made to Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church, Oak Mountain Road, Carrollton, Ga. 30116

Almon Funeral Home is in charge.

Morris McHugh

LYMAN - Mr. Morris Earle McHugh, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at White Oak Manor in Spartanburg.

The graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Wood Memorial Park, with the Revs. Dale Sutton, Todd Sutton and J. Thompson officiating.

A native of Greenville County, Mr. McHugh was the son of the late John Earle and Julia Johnson McHugh. He was a retired employee of Lyman Printing and Finishing Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lyman.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Nodine McHugh; two sons, Phillip M. McHugh of Rock Hill and Lamar H. McHugh of Acworth, Ga.; two daughters, Mary Jo Sutton and Phyllis Bullard, both of Lyman; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Choir Robe Fund, First Baptist Church of Lyman, 80 Groce Road, Lyman, SC 29365.

Wood Mortuary is in charge.

Flora Neal

MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Mrs. Flora Neal of 200 W. 147th St. died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at her home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Chapel AME Zion Church in Chester, with the Rev. Anthony Commodore officiating and the Revs. O.L. Smith, Karon B. Walker and George B. Guy assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Surviving are her sister, Essie Kennedy of Durham, N.C., and her niece with whom she lived, Virginia Walker.

The family will receive friends at the home of her niece, Ella Mae Walker Reno, 147 Loomis St.

The body may be viewed from noon to 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, Chester.

The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Daisey Reid

Orlando, Fla. - Ms. Daisey Reid, 81, of 2122 Aaron Ave., formerly of Chester, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Gore's Funeral Home.

Nancy Ross

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Mrs. Nancy Barnard Ross, 81, of 1300 Bloomingdale Pike died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Ross was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Rock Hill and an associate member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport. She was the daughter of the late George W. Barnard Sr. and Ethel Sevy Barnard and the widow of William T. Ross Sr.

Surviving are her son, William T. Ross Jr. of Havertown, Pa.; her daughter, Nancy Jo Brock of Kingsport; her brother, George W. Barnard of North East, Md.; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, TN 37662 or Friends In Need, 618 Watauga St., Kingsport, TN 37662 or St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 149, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes.

Wylie Steele

CLOVER - Mr. Wylie Clarence Steele, 78, of 2617 Smith Road died Sunday Feb. 28, 1999.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia, N.C., with the Revs. A.A. Bailey and Dick Whitener officiating. Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park.

A native of Gaston County, Mr. Steele was the son of the late Thomas Edward and Bessie Ann Warlick Steele. He was a retired carpenter with the Bessemer City Lumber Plant. He was a World War II Army veteran and served with the 35th Infantry Division, 654th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was a member of First Baptist Church in York.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Bumgardner Steele; his son, Donald Richard Steele of West Lake Village, Calif.; his daughter, Norma Jean Steele Holland of Clover; five brothers, Billy R. Steele, Homer Steele and Joe Steele, all of Bessemer City, N.C.; Robert Steele of Lithonia, Ga., and Eddie Steele of Fort Mill; two sisters, Ruby Boone and Edith Cantrell, both of Bessemer City; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Carothers Funeral Home, 312 W. 2nd Ave., Gastonia, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of York County, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 236, York, SC 29745.

Frankie Worthy

CHESTER - Mrs. Frankie M. Worthy of 570 Center St. died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

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

Lela Brown

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lela Brown of 737 South York Ave. died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Betty Coleman

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Betty McCorkle Coleman, 69, of 4604 Oak Meadow Road died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Nunn officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Coleman attended Rock Hill public schools. After graduating from business college, she worked many years in the Rock Hill area before retiring to become a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband's construction business. She was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Oscar C. Coleman; her son, Oscar C. Coleman Jr. of Moyock, N.C.; her daughter, Sandra Brazil of Athens, Ga.; two sisters, Sylvia McCorkle and Dorothy Helsaveck, both of Rock Hill; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Lizzie Collins

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lizzie M. Collins of 414 Fewell St. died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in McConnells, with the Rev. John T. McCoy officiating and the Revs. L.L. Hancock and John Darby assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Collins was a native of York County. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and AP&B Society No. 5. She attended the public schools of York County.

Surviving are two sons, Nathaniel Collins of Baltimore, Md., and Frazier Collins Jr. of Rock Hill; her daughter, Nettie Boseman of Rock Hill; three sisters, Addie Mae Bratton, Jeanette T. Parsons and Evelyn Bennett, all of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home.

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

Mary Guest

GAFFNEY - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Powell Guest, 76, of Apt. L-55 Limestone Courts died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Allen Temple CME Church, with the Revs. C.E. Harris, J.L. Searight, Arthur J. Smith and Brenda Harris officiating. Burial will be at Limestone Cemetery.

A native of Gaffney, Mrs. Guest was a graduate of Granard High School. She was a member of Allen Temple CME Church and sang in the choir.

Surviving are two sons, Wylie Guest Sr. of Gaffney and Larry Guest of Rock Hill; three daughters, Carolyn G. Dukes of Gaffney, Linda G. Dawkins of Stamford, Conn., and Shirley Guest of the home; her brother, Isaac Powell Jr. of Gaffney; her sister, Marie Henderson of Salisbury, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Friday.

Foster Funeral Home, 300 N. Petty St., Gaffney is in charge.

Elnora Hardin

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Elnora Hardin of 308 Pursley St. died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronal King officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Hardin was a native of Chester County. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her son, Joseph Lee Mitchell of Rock Hill; her stepson, Tom Mitchell of Charlotte; her sister, Nancy Hardin of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two half sisters, Annie Mae McCoy and Virgie Roseboro, both of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home.

Roberta Hill

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Roberta Hill of 614 Clarinda St. died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Mildred Mangum

LANCASTER - Mrs. Mildred Joyce Ivy Mangum, 53, of 1538 Woodrow Neal Road died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at East Side Baptist Church, with the Revs. Joel Rhyner and Donald Tillman officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. Mangum was a member of East Side Baptist Church and was employed at U.S. Textiles.

Surviving are are husband, Louie Randy Mangum; her son, Johnny Kimmer of Lancaster; three stepsons, Chris Mangum, Randal Mangum, both of Lancaster, and John Mangum of Charlotte; two brothers, Carl Ivey and Charles Ivey, both of Lancaster; four sisters, Monnie Kimmer, Betty Lane and Linda Helms, all of Lancaster, and Josephine Jefferson of Rock Hill; and eight grandchildren.

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

Dr. Thomas Morris Jr.

WESTPORT, Mass. - Dr. Thomas A. Morris Jr., 82, of Westport died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Rehabilitation Hospital in New Bedford, Mass.

The funeral was private.

Dr. Morris was a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who practiced at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. A native of Hamlet, N.C., he graduated from Wake Forest College and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He was a World War II Navy Medical Corps veteran and served as a Lieutenant Commander on the USS Ordrenaux. While in private practice in Boston and New Bedford, he taught at Harvard and Tufts Medical schools.

Surviving are his wife, Dee Sell Morris; his son, Dr. Thomas A. Morris III of Duxbury, Mass.; four daughters, Mary Ada Schwartz of Lynnfield, Mass., Elizabeth A. Johnson and Susan M. Branch, both of Bridgewater, Mass., and Sara D. Morris of Natick, Mass.; his sister, Helen Martin of Richburg; and eight grandchildren.

Potter Funeral Home in Westport, Mass., was in charge.

Flora Neal

NEW YORK - Mrs. Flora Neal of 200 W. 147th St. died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Brown Chapel AME Zion Church in Chester, with the Rev. Anthony Commodore officiating and the Revs. O.L. Smith, Karon B. Walker and George B. Guy assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Surviving are her sister, Essie Kennedy of Durham, N.C., and her niece with whom she lived, Virginia Walker.

The family will receive friends at the home of her niece, Ella Mae Walker Reno, 147 Loomis St.

The body may be viewed from 9 a.m. to noon today at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, Chester.

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

Julia Nichols

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Julia Bolder Nichols of 551 Locust St. died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Cross Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jesse E. Boulware officiating and the Revs. Ella Fewell and Helena Jones assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Nichols was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church, where she was president of the Senior Missionary Society, advisor for the Pastor's Aide Society, member of the Burial Aid Society No. 19 and Senior Usher Board and supervisor of Junior Usher Board. She also taught Children's Church and was a member of the Vocal Choir. She retired from Winthrop University after 30 years of service. She attended Emmett Scott High School.

Surviving are her husband, David Nichols; three daughters, Wanda G. Nichols, Juanita Nichols and Shirley Nichols, all of Rock Hill; three sons, Terry Nichols, Jerry Nichols and Patrick Nichols, all of Rock Hill; four brothers, Robert Bolder of Washington, Joe Louis Bolder of Columbus, Md., and Nathaniel Bolder and Sammie Bolder, both of Rock Hill; three sisters, Ernestine Long, Blanche Nichols, and Elinda Bolder, all of Rock Hill; and six grandchildren, one of whom she reared, Tomika Nichols of Rock Hill.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home and the body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ruby Rhodes

LAKE CITY - Mrs. Ruby H. Rhodes, 96, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Lake City First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Lake City Memorial Park.

A native of Kingsburg, Mrs. Rhodes was a homemaker and member of Lake City First Baptist Church, the Dorcas Sunday school class, Women's Missionary Society, Order of the Eastern Chapter 100, and the American Auxiliary. She was the widow of James David Rhodes.

Surviving are three sons, Samuel William Rhodes of Rock Hill, Howard Leon Rhodes of Columbia and Charles Richard Rhodes of Lake City; two daughters, Louise R. Charpia of Greenville and Mona Rhodes Boyd of Kingstree; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Lake City First Baptist Church.

Nancy Ross

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Mrs. Nancy Barnard Ross, 81, of 1300 Bloomingdale Pike, formerly of Rock Hill, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. today at First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport and at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's United Methodist Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Dr. Tim McClendon and the Rev. Linda Dunn officiating.

Mrs. Ross graduated from Allegany High School in Cumberland, Md., and from Frostburg State Teacher's College in Frostburg, Md. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Rock Hill, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir and handbell choir. She was an associate member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport. She was a native of Uniontown, Pa., and the widow of William T. Ross Sr.

Surviving are her son, William T. Ross Jr. of Havertown, Pa.; her daughter, Nancy Jo Brock of Kingsport; her brother, George W. Barnard of North East, Md.; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Broad Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1346, Kingsport, TN 37662 or Friends In Need, 618 Watauga St., Kingsport, TN 37662 or St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 149, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes is in charge.

Richard Sellers Sr.

LANCASTER -Mr. Richard F. Sellers Sr., 58, of 611 Creekside Park died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Christian Assembly Church, with the Rev. Marvin Tennant officiating. Burial with full military honors and Masonic Rites by Hart Lodge No. 380 will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Chesterfield County, Mr. Sellers was retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of Petty Officer. He was retired from Duracell and attended Christian Assembly Church. He was Past Master of Hart Lodge No. 380 and was Past Worthy Patron Eastern Star Hart Chapter No. 300.

Surviving are his wife, Sybil Kelly Sellers of Lancaster; three sons, Ronnie Threatt Sellers of Conway and Ricky F. Sellers Jr. and Harmon N. Sellers, both of Lancaster; his daughter, Becky Coley of Fort Lawn; three brothers, Thomas Sellers, Dean Sellers and Charles Sellers, all of Wadesboro, N.C.; two sisters, Annie Lee Ratliff of Wadesboro, N.C., and Flora Bell Huntley of Chesterfield; and nine grandchildren.

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

Kelley Steffey

ROCK HILL - Mr. Kelley Steffey, 54, of 2506 Celanese Road died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Bessie Stroud

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Bessie Hall Stroud, 95, of 1463 Craig Road died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Jerry Devinney officiating.

A native of Winchester, Tenn., Mrs. Stroud was the widow of Richard L. Stroud. She was a weaver in the textile industry and a member of Oakdale Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Douglas Stroud of Chester; her sister, Flo Belle Drawdy of Great Falls; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

James Weldon

CHESTER - Mr. James "Big June" Weldon, 70, of 132 Steinkuhler St. died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.E. Page officiating. The burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mr. Weldon was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church, where he was a former choir member, trustee and parking attendant.

He was a former employee of the Chester Metropolitan Water District. He was educated in the Chester County public schools and he was the widower of Essie Weldon.

Surviving are his companion, Genette Hemphill of the home; and several cousins.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The body will be carried to the church at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St.

Carolyn Wilks

ROCK HILL - Ms. Carolyn Jean Wilks, 37, of 122 E. Moore St. died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

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

Ms. Wilks was a member of Galilee Baptist Church in York.

Surviving are 11 sisters, Anna L. Sims, Rebecca W. Love, Mary Louise Hardin, Maggie J. Ratchford and Lillie Bell Ratchford, all of York, Martha Judge, Cynthia Ann Wilks, Pud Floyd and Dot McCoy, all of Rock Hill, and Maggie Hemphill and Pauline Wilks, both of Long Island City, N.Y.; two brothers, Codell Alexander Wilks of Long Island City, N.Y., and Victor M. Wilks of York.

The body may be viewed from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home in York.

The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Thursday. 


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