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Larry Cornwell

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Larry Elliott Cornwell, 46, of 6125 Wilkinson Blvd., formerly of Sharon, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church in Sharon, with the Rev. A.A. Bankhead officiating and the Rev. Tony Dogan assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Cornwell was a native of Sharon. He was a heating and air mechanic for Mechanical Contractors Inc. in Charlotte. He attended Green Bethel School and graduated from Crest High School in Cleveland County, N.C. He served in the U.S. Air Force for six years. He joined St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church at an early age.

Surviving are his parents, Ensley and Bertha Wade Cornwell of Sharon; four brothers, Ensley Cornwell Jr., Howard Cornwell and Charles Cornwell, all of Sharon, and Michael Cornwell of Charlotte; four sisters, Linda Dixon of Fort Mill, Brenda Roberts of Sharon, Rose Cornwell of McConnells and Phyllis Cornwell of York; his maternal grandmother, Annie Bell Wade of Sharon; and his paternal grandmother, Willie Lee Cornwell of Chester.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 7:30 tonight at Wright Funeral Home in York and at other times at the home parents, 1890 N. Burris Road, Sharon.

Rondell Croxton Sr.

HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Rondell Neal Croxton Sr., 63, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 pm. Sunday at Oakhurst Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bobby Wallace and John Rogers officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Croxton was the son of the late Hayes B. Croxton and Laura N. Croxton Clark. He was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

Surviving are his son, Rondell N. Croxton Jr. of Lancaster; two daughters, Barbara Owens and Lisa Mitchell, both of Lancaster; his brother, Joe H. Croxton of Lancaster; his sister, Kathryn White of Lancaster; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his sister Kathryn White, 734 N. Plantation Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Memorials may be made to Oakhurst Baptist Church, 394 Barrett Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

Johnnie Featherstone

CHESTER - Miss Johnnie L. Featherstone of 131 Pine St. Extension died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Monday at Metropolitan AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Cordell Jenkins officiating and the Revs. Dr. C.A. Glenn and Sharon Jenkins assisting. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Miss Featherstone was a Chester native. She was educated in the public schools of Chester County. She was a graduate of Barber-Scotia College with a degree in home economics and from A&T State University with a master's in education.

She was a home economics educator in the Chester County school district for 33 years. She was a life member of the National Education Association and a member of the South Carolina Education Association, the Chester County Education Association, the State Retired Teacher's Association, and the Vocational Education Association. She was a member of the NAACP, the Chester County senior adult fitness program and games, and was a co-chairwoman of the Senior Citizen Honor Flag Line. She also was a member of the Chester alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Magna Klumba and poll manager of Ward 4 for a number of years.

She was a member of the Metropolitan AME Zion Church, where she served as trustee, deaconess, Sunday school and Bible teacher, member of the senior choir and life matron of the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society.

Surviving are her sister, Henrietta F. Williams of Newport News, Va.; her niece, Sharon W. Peterson of Chester; her grandnephew, Johnny "Pedee" Peterson Jr. of Chester; her grandniece, Anitra Peterson of Chester; and her great-grandnephew, Brandon Peterson of Chester, all of whom she reared.

The family will receive friends at the home of Sharon Peterson, 119 Ella St., Chester.

The body will be taken to the church at 3 p.m. Monday. The body may be viewed from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St.

Donald Hofer

ROCK HILL - Mr. Donald Hofer of 1643 Wedgefield Drive died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Chandler Kellin

ROCK HILL - Chandler Mahlon Kellin, the infant son of David and Pam Pitmon Kellin of 3215 Bratton Drive, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Acres Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rick Sturgis officiating.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Stephanie Cooper of the home and Alicia Cooper of Rock Hill; his paternal grandmother, Ruth Smith of Manchester, Tenn.; his paternal grandfather, David M. Kellin and wife, Karie Kellin, both of Kerville, Texas.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Coit Norwood

ROCK HILL - Mr. Coit Lamar Norwood, 91, of 1623 Phelps St. died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Revs. Calvin Morrow and Jerry McNair officiating. Entombment will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Gaston Memorial Park Mausoleum in Gastonia, N.C.

A native of Lincoln County, N.C., Mr. Norwood was the son of the late William A. and Effie Dellinger Norwood. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a retired slasher tender in the textile industry.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Ruth Brown Norwood; and his sister, Addie Mae Hallman of Lincolnton, N.C.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or The Harvester Baptist Mission, P.O. Box 744, Swainsboro, GA 30401 or In Touch Ministries, P.O. Box 7900, Atlanta, GA 30357-9979. 

John Cook

YORK - Mr. John H. Cook, 45, of 3000 Bailes Road died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at Allison Creek Road.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Monday at York Funeral Home.

A native of Sacramento, Calif., Mr. Cook was a self-employed plumbing contractor and member of the Southern Bass Masters Association.

Surviving are his wife, Haze Hammett Cook of York; his parents, Harry and Anna Price Cook of Sacramento; his daughter, Ashley Ann Cook of Sacramento; two brothers, Stephen Cook and Dennis Cook, both of Sacramento; and two sisters, Teresa C. Johnson of Sacramento and Alice C. Rudnick of Bentwood, Calif.

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

Memorials can be made to the Nature Conservancy of South Carolina, P.O. Box 5475, Columbia, SC 29250.

Donald Hofer

ROCK HILL - Mr. Donald B. Hofer, 71, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, after a short illness.

A private service will be held for family members only. Internment will be held at his birthplace of Pittsburgh in the Hill Cemetery of Export Pennsylvania.

Mr. Hofer served for almost 30 years as vice president for Household Finance and Aristar. After his retirement from the financial world, he obtained his South Carolina contractor's license and embarked on his second career as a local contractor for almost 18 years.

Mr. Hofer was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Carroll; his son, Donald L. Hofer; two daughters, Andrea C. Hofer and Angelique M. Hofer; and his brother, George A. Hofer of Savannah, Ga.

Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viola McGuirt

FORT MILL - Mrs. Viola Saferick McGuirt, 73, of 129 Academy St. died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Integrated Health Care in Charlotte.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Unity Cemetery, with the Rev. Jason Coley officiating.

A native of Taylor, Texas, Mrs. McGuirt was a member of Independent Bible Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Saferick and the widow of John McGuirt.

Mrs. McGuirt is survived by two sons, Billy McGuirt and Charles Lee McGuirt, both of Fort Mill; two sisters; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill and at other times at the family home, 128 Academy St., Fort Mill.

Louise Putnam

CLOVER - Mrs. Margaret Louise Parrish Putnam, 87, formerly of Clover, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Tuomey Hospital in Sumter.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Woodside Cemetery, with the Rev. Paul Hutchison officiating.

Mrs. Putnam was a member of Clover First United Methodist Church and retired from American Thread Co. She was the widow of P. Lyles Putnam.

Surviving are a niece, Nancy Schoolcraft of Newton, N.C., and a nephew, Buddy Parrish of Charleston.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover.

Florence Roach

ROCK HILL - Miss Florence Earle Roach, 89, formerly of Rock Hill, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at the Presbyterian Home in Clinton.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Laurelwood Cemetery, with Dr. Mark Verdery officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Miss Roach was the daughter of the late Knox and Nancy Thornwell Roach. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a graduate of the University of South Carolina. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, the Euepian Club and a lifetime member of the South Caroliniana Society.

She worked as a reference librarian at the Rock Hill Public and York County libraries from 1957 to 1975. She also worked in the research department of the S.C. Agricultural Experiment Station.

Surviving are her cousins, Mrs. Charles Watts of Bristol, Tenn., James Watts of Gaffney, Beth Watts Patterson of Bristol, Va., Mrs. Lou P. Beaty of York and Margaret P. Epps of Myrtle Beach.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 244 Black St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Franklin Stevenson

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Franklin D. Stevenson, 59, of 39 Canal St. died Friday, March 12, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Second Baptist Church, with the Revs. Charles Bradley and Gary Lockee officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Stevenson was a native of Chester County and attended Great Falls schools. He was the son of Nancy W. Stevenson and the late Jim Stevenson. He was the owner and operator of Stevenson's Cleaning Service. He was the widower of Dorothy Cockrell Stevenson.

Surviving are two daughters, Joanne Millen and Darlene Gladden, both of Great Falls; two brothers, Ronald Stevenson and Robert L. "Honey" Stevenson, both of Great Falls; two sisters, Peggy Weed and Lucille Stevenson, both of Great Falls; his mother, Nancy W. Stevenson of Great Falls; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, P.O. Box 515, Great Falls, SC 299055.

Margaret Byrd

LANCASTER - Mrs. Margaret McCorkle Byrd, 69, of 702 Nichols Road died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, with the Revs. Roy Ryan and Ron Gregory officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Byrd was a daughter of the late James Albert and Lucy Ann Ogburn McCorkle and was the widow of the late Ray A. Byrd. She was a retired divisional buyer for Belk department store, where she worked for 35 years, and was a member of Glenwood Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Darrell Ray Byrd of Athens, Ga.; her daughter, Lisa Ann Byrd; and her sister, Bea Walters of Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Lancaster County Council on Aging, 300-A West Gay St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Ethel Glenn

YORK - Mrs. Ethel S. Glenn, formerly of Clover, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Scherer Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Barrett Jordan officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mrs. Glenn was a York County native and was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Bertie B. Stewart. She was the widow of Thomas F. Glenn. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Scherer Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Pam G. Brandon of York; her sister, Lila Stewart of Belmont, N.C.; two grandchildren; and her caregiver, Margaret Starnes.

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

Memorials may be made to Scherer Memorial Presbyterian Church building fund, 4800 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Jean Hall

FORT MILL - Mrs. Jean Harris Hall, 72, of 8695 Charlotte Highway died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Mercy Hospital South in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral will be private.

Mrs. Hall was a New Jersey native. She was the widow of Herbert Hall and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Grant and Gladys Hall.

Surviving are her son, David Herbert Hall of Fort Mill; two daughters, Mary Kimbrell and Pamela Long of Fort Mill; her brother, Elsworth Harris of Pompton Lakes, N.J.; her sister, Barbara Bumgarner of Rock Hill; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill and at other times at the home of Mary and Karl Kimbrell, 8715 Charlotte Highway.

Neva Hannon

FORT MILL - Mrs. Neva Belle Taylor Hannon, 94, of 125 Spratt St. died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at the home of her son.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's United Methodist Church, with Dr. Robert Monson and the Rev. Joe Tysinger officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

Mrs. Hannon was an Oconee County native and was the daughter of the late Fred Stanley and Rebecca Cora Taylor. She was the widow of Arrie Elmer Hannon, who died in 1995. Mrs. Hannon had lived on Spratt Street since since 1938 and was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She retired from Springs Industries and was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her son, Billie A. Hannon of Fort Mill; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Billie and Glenn Hannon, 1680 Crescent Ridge Road.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 1298, Fort Mill, SC 29716 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Leonard Harris

BLACKSBURG - Mr. Leonard B. Harris of 1352 W. Cherokee St. died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Temple Assembly of God, with the Rev. David Nichols, Mr. Wendell Harris and Mr. Alphaeus L. Harris officiating. Burial will be at Clingman Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Harris was a native of Cherokee County. He was the son of the late Joe Harris and Ora Martin Harris McDaniel. He was the owner of Harris Auto Parts and was a charter member of Garden Temple Assembly of God. He was instrumental in the Garden Lakes development in Blacksburg and taught Bible classes for Cherokee County senior citizens.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Patterson Harris; two sons, Alphaeus L. Harris of Miami and J. Wendell Harris of Cleveland; two daughters, Phyllis H. Sutton of Rock Hill and Myra H. Goforth of High Shoals, N.C.; two sisters, Iva Lee McDaniel and Edna White, both of Blacksburg; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at White Columns Funeral Service and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, SC 29342.

White Columns Funeral Service of Blacksburg is in charge.

Emma Pittman

HEATH SPRINGS - Mrs. Emma Byrd Robinson Pittman, 91, of Gaston Street died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hartley Funeral Home, with the Revs. Warren Johnson and Robert Tilley officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Pittman was a Kershaw County native. She was the daughter of Ernest Jackson Byrd and Beulah Catoe Byrd. She worked many years with Millers Cafeteria and Lancaster Laundry. She was a member of Heath Springs Baptist Church and a former member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Otis Pittman of the home; two sons, Ernest "Rocky" Robinson and James "Jim" Robinson, both of Lancaster; two daughters, Peggy Sigmon and Jean Player, both of Lancaster; two brothers, Hilliard Byrd of Pelham and David Byrd of Mount Pisgah; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Heath Springs Baptist Church, 101 S. Main St., Heath Springs, SC 29058 or Immanuel Baptist Church, 1152 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

The family will be at the home of Jean Player Phillips, 404 N. Main St., Lancaster.

Marshall Ragsdale

ROCK HILL - Mr. Marshall Ragsdale, 65, of 1249 Soulsville St. died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Betty Roach

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Betty Elizabeth Roach, 72, of 836 Midvale Ave. died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Carl Huston officiating.

Mrs. Roach was a York County native and was the daughter of the late Reece Workman and Irene Ferrell Workman. She was the widow of E.J. Roach. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are two sons, Bobby Roach and Kenny Roach, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Cathy Hollis of York and Vickie Collins of Fort Mill; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Viola Stebbins

ROCK HILL - Ms. Viola Grace Stebbins, 81, of 3067 Pinetuck Lane died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Hogg officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Ms. Stebbins was a member of First Baptist Church and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Commack, N.Y.

Surviving are two sons, John Stebbins of Newport, Mass., and Andy Stebbins Sr. of Rock Hill; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home.

David Truesdale

LANCASTER - Mr. David Lee "Blue" Truesdale, 70, of 603 Saint Paul St. died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenneth Cauthen officiating.

Mr. Truesdale was a Kershaw native and was retired. He was the widower of Nancy Cornelius Truesdale, and the son of the late Matilda Carter and William Lloyd Truesdale.

Surviving are three sisters, Bertha Blunt of Lancaster, Annie Ruth Brown of Charlotte and Bessie Truesdale of New York.

The family will receive friends at noon Tuesday at Crawford Funeral Home.

Robert Workman

ROCK HILL - Mr. Robert Wayne Workman, 53, of 1123 Pinewood Lane died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at the Hospice of Union County, N.C.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with Dr. Mark Verdery officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Workman was a maintenance manager at Speizman Industries.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Yorston Workman of the home; four sons, Owen Workman and Scotty Workman, both of the home, Robert Wayne Workman Jr. of Little River and Charles Workman of Washington; his daughter, Carmen Renee Workman of Myrtle Beach; two brothers, Michael Dixon of Columbia and Tommy Dixon of Oklahoma; three sisters, Linda Cauthen of Liberty Hill, Sheri Pico of Hawaii and Donna Couch of Lancaster; and his stepparents, Hubert and Peggy Dixon of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110. 

Bruce Crary

FORT MILL - Mr. Bruce Michael Crary, 50, of 1560 Lighthouse Ave. died April 4, 1998, in Los Angeles.

The funeral will be Saturday at Christ Church cemetery in Charleston, with the Rev. George Browder and a friend, Jeannette Collins, officiating.

A native of Bremen, Germany, Mr. Crary was the son of Ruth Morgan Crary of Fort Mill and the late Millerd Filmore Crary. He was a graduate of Fort Mill High School and had a degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina. During his college years, he worked summers at Bartlet Farms and Springs Mills. His hobbies were painting and sculpture and he was a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother is his sister, Ardythe Goergens-Moriana of Los Angeles.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Willie Greens

FORT MILL - Mrs. Willie M. Greens of 207 Cinda St. died Monday, March 15, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Arrangements will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home.

John Hinson

LANCASTER - Mr. John Baskins Hinson, 75, of 1158 Bailey Road died Monday, March 15, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. Buford Hayes and Bill Parker officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster, Mr. Hinson was the son of the late Amos and Connie Hinson Blackmon. He was retired from Hinson Body Shop, was a farmer and was a member of Jones Crossroads Baptist Church.

Surviving are his son, Mike Hinson of Lancaster; three daughters, Dianne Phillips, Kathy Johnson and Mary Beth Hoffman, all of Lancaster; two brothers, Sam Hinson and Ben Blackmon, both of Lancaster; three sisters, Polly Walters, Marian Hough and Lula Snipes, all of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-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 of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Connie Howze

BRONX, N.Y. - Mr. Connie R. Howze of 1072 Finley Ave. died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in New York.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Z.B. Wells officiating. Burial will be at Rehoboth AME Zion Church cemetery in Chester.

Mr. Howze was a native of York County. He was a courier for Grace Messenger Service in New York and attended Emmett Scott High School.

Surviving are his mother, Katherine B. Howze of Rock Hill; five sisters, Sadie Jones and Betty Howze, both of Bronx, Janie Owens of Chester, Ruby Perry of Morrison, Colo., and Bobbie Howze of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at 225 Twitty Court, Rock Hill.

Robert Lindsay Sr.

CHESTER - Mr. Robert Henry Lindsay Sr., 87, of 1840 Orrs Station Road died Monday, March 15, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Orrs Baptist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Marshall officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Fairfield County, Mr. Lindsay was the son of the late James William Lindsay Sr. and Annie Boulware Lindsay. He was retired from Springs Industries. He attended Chester County schools and was a member of Orrs Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Owens Lindsay; his son, Robert H. Lindsay Jr. of Lancaster; his daughter, Betty L. Revels of Chester; two brothers, Thomas B. Lindsay Sr. of Chester and Ralph E. Lindsay of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; three sisters, Pauline L. Ford of Chester, Dorothy L. Thomas of Jackson, N.J., and Margaret L. Orr of Chester; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Barron Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Revels, 1639 Orrs Station Road, Chester.

Memorials may be made to Orrs Baptist Church, 1266 Lancaster Highway, Chester, SC 29706.

Dorothy Mullis

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Mrs. Dorothy Alvaree Doster Mullis died Sunday, March 14, 1999.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Lowrys, with the Revs. Dean Elliott and Clyde Mitchum officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Mullis was the daughter of the late Feaster Doster and Jeanette Doster Etters. She was the widow of John E. Mullis Sr. She was a member of Chimney Rock Baptist Church and was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Surviving are her fiance, Keith Gregory of Lake Lure, N.C.; two sons, John Mullis of Hendersonville and Ronnie Mullis of Clemson; four daughters, Dorothy Thompson of Hendersonville, Madonna Rooks of Dacula, Ga., Cheryl Hudson of Lincolnton, N.C., and Connie Ansari of Rock Hill; her brother, James Doster of Apollo Beach, Fla.; her sister, Margie Doster Burrows of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Jackson's Funeral Home in Hendersonville, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church and at other times at the home of John and Sylvia Mullis in Edneyville, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 5624 Executive Drive, Charlotte, NC 28212.

Georgia Pobi

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Mrs. Georgia Anne Pobi, 51, of Brooklyn, formerly of Chester County, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in Brooklyn.

Arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home of Chester.

Marshall Ragsdale

ROCK HILL - Mr. Marshall Ragsdale, 65, of 1249 Soulsville St. died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Nazareth Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.H. Bailey officiating and the Rev. Dr. John T. McCoy and the Rev. Sidney Murdock assisting. The Rev. George Lowry will give the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Ragsdale was a native of York County. He attended public schools of York County. He was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church. He was employed at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. for more than 20 years. He was a former Elk and Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Maglene Dewese Ragsdale; three daughters, Marion R. Love and Carolyn R. Hall, both of Rock Hill, and Jacqueline R. Bratton of Arlington, Texas; two sons, Danny R. Ragsdale of Rock Hill and Marshall Ragsdale Jr.; his sister, Mable R. Phifer of Temple Hill, Md.; eight grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

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

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

Charles Ross Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Charles Clifton Ross Sr., 80, of 4020 Pinehurst Drive died Monday, March 15, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Ben. L. Barnett officiating.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Ross was the son of the late Benjamin R. Ross and Jenny Ross. He was a member of India Hook United Methodist Church and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2889. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the South Pacific Theater. He was a police officer with the City of Rock Hill from 1947 to 1952 and a security officer with Celanese Corp. from 1952 until 1970. He worked with Security Forces of Charlotte from 1970 until his retirement in 1981.

Surviving are his wife, Eula Greene Ross; two sons, Charles C. Ross Jr. of Gastonia, N.C., and Donald L. Ross of High Point, N.C.; his daughter, Debbie Ross McDaniel of Catawba; his brother, David Ross of Rock Hill; three sisters, Evelyn R. Christmas, Clara R. Deas and Ann R. McGuirt, all of Rock Hill; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at home.

Memorials may be made to India Hook United Methodist Church, 3300 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Eva Weir

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mrs. Eva Jane Davis Weir, 78, of ARP Manor, formerly of Pinckney Street, Chester, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Don Davis officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Cooke County, Texas, Mrs. Weir was the daughter of the late J.N. and Flora Barner Davis. She was a retired sales associate from Sears & Roebuck in Gastonia. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and was a graduate of Chester High School. She was the widow of Robert Coleman Weir Sr.

Surviving are her son, Rick Weir of Blackstock; her brother, Earl W. Davis of Charlotte; three sisters, Gladys Chavis of Gastonia, N.C., Pearl Ogburn of Lancaster and Mary Owensby of Wickliffe, Ky.; three grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1227, Chester, SC 29706.

Margaret Whisnant

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Margaret Fant Whisnant, 71, of 3600 Cypress Club Drive, Villa 101-B, died Monday, March 15, 1999, at Stewart Health Center.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at River Hills Community Church, with the Rev. Russ Brown officiating.

A native of Easley, Mrs. Whisnant was the daughter of the late Jessie Haddon Fant and Mary Elizabeth Geer Fant Moore. She was a 1948 graduate of Furman University. A longtime resident of River Hills, she was a member of River Hills Community Church, an avid bridge player and a church and community volunteer.

Surviving are her husband, William L. Whisnant; her son, Bill Whisnant of Saratoga, Calif.; her daughter, Patty Cease of Cary, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Duke Brain Tumor Research Fund, c/o The Brain Tumor Center Duke University Medical Center, Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710 or Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, Clover, is in charge. 


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