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Charles Bankston

FORT MILL - Mr. Charles L. Bankston, 73, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at home.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Tega Cay Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jesse Wilson officiating.

Mr. Bankston was a native of Augusta, Kan., and a son of the late Charles and Hazel Bankston. He served in the Army infantry during World War II. He moved to Fort Mill in 1984 and was an electrical contractor.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Moore Bankston; three sons, Michael Bankston of Wichita, Kan., Mark Bankston of New York and Troy Bankston of Charlotte; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tega Cay Baptist Church, 1875 Gold Hill Road, Tega Cay, SC 29715 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Annie Clawson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Annie Mae Clawson of 122 Tom St. died Monday, March 29, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home.

Francis House

ROCK HILL - Mr. Francis R. "Frank" House, 91, of 1103 Cherry Meadow Lane died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at home.

The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. William A. Fox Jr. and elder James McKenrick officiating.

A native of Danielson, Conn., he was the son of the late Herbert and Anna Ritter House. He retired from Westinghouse in 1970 after more than 30 years of service. He was a former instructor at York Technical College. He was a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles Masonic Lodge No. 522 F&AM in Skaneateles, N.Y., and a life member of the American Welding Society. After retirement, he delivered meals to shut-ins for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Demarest House; his daughter, Beverly Jones of Newton, N.J.; two grandchildren; twin great-grandchildren; and his caregivers, Linda Grantham and Claudia Swoope.

Masonic Rites will be 6:30 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home. The family will receive friends afterward until 8 p.m. and at other times at home.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to Quality Care c/o Linda Grantham, P.O. Box 4494, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Senie King

FLORENCE - Mrs. Senie Mozingo King, 91, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in a Florence hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

A native of Darlington, Mrs. King was the daughter of the late Ethan Allan and Mary Rawls M. Thompson Mozingo. She was a homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Mary King Fulmer of Florence; three sons, James Allan King of Asheville, N.C., Richard King of Boca Raton, Fla., and Hugh Bevard King of Mount Pleasant; her sister; Martha McKeel Tierney of Darlington; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Waters-Powell Funeral Home.

Ell Massey

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ell Massey, 74, of 428 Hagins St. died Friday, March 26, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Foundation AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Daran Mitchell officiating and the Rev. Loretta Adams assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Massey was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. after 43 years of service. He was a member of Foundation AME Zion Church, where he sang in the choir. He attended York County public schools and was a Mason.

Surviving are his companion, Lottie Whitlock of Rock Hill; five sons, Bobby R. Whitlock and Lawrence E. Whitlock, both of Rock Hill, and Ell Massey Jr., Nathaniel Massey and Furman Massey, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; nine daughters, Beverly Y. Whitlock, Linda G. Patton, Daisy M. Whitlock, Vanessa V. Joseph, Peggy A. Whitlock, Vicki J. Massey and Carol A. Whitlock, all of Rock Hill, and Joanne Smith and Edna M. Massey, both of Brooklyn; his stepdaughter, Ida Anderson of Rock Hill; four sisters, Estelle Massey of Washington, Frances Long of Rock Hill, Anna Bell Miles of Brooklyn and Irene Alexander of Neptune, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home.

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

Dennis Powers

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Mr. Dennis Snow Powers, 57, died Thursday, March 25, 1999.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nazarene Church in Clover.

A native of Indiana, Mr. Powers was the son of Patricia Powers of Clover and the late William I. Powers and Robert H. Snow. He was a veteran and a truck driver for several years.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Clara Snow; seven children, Angie Franklin, Patty Powers, Roger Powers and Brian Powers, all of Georgia, Sabra Snow of Robinson, Ill., Denice Snow of Alabama, and Denny Snow of Robinson; four brothers, William C. Powers of Robinson and Jerry Powers, Jimmy Powers and Timmy Powers, all of Clover; two sisters, Judy Kay Moss of Spartanburg and Shirley Ann Thomas of Clover; and 13 grandchildren.

The family will be at the home of his mother, 3155 S. Highway 321, Clover.

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

P.J. Reel

SALISBURY, N.C. - Mr. Philemon Jonas "P.J." Reel, 76, of 2670 Long Ferry Road died Monday, March 29, 1999, at Brian Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A graveside service with military rites will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Rowan Memorial Park, with the Rev. Wayne Moore officiating.

A native of Lincoln County, N.C., he was the son of the late Carl Luther and Lucy Mae Dellinger Neal. He was a former truck driver for Maybell Trucking Co. and a carpenter. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Simpson Null Reel; two sons, Nathan Kenneth Reel of Salisbury and Dennis Clay Reel of Castle Hayne, N.C.; his daughter, Phyllis Whisnant Talton of Wilmington, N.C.; two brothers, Alvin Reel and William Reel, both of Kings Mountain, N.C.; four sisters, Carolyn R. Parker of Lincolnton, N.C., Josephine R. Barnes of Iron Station, N.C., and Glenda Ellis and Mary Deese, both of Rock Hill; two grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Summersett Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Rowan Regional Home Health and Hospice, 825-A W. Henderson St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Jack Roberts

ROCK HILL - Mr. Jack Leroy Roberts, 71, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Tysinger officiating. Burial will be at Olivet Presbyterian Church cemetery in McConnells.

A native of York County, Mr. Roberts was the son of the late Thomas Elbert and Etta Owen Roberts. He was a maintenance mechanic for General Tire, a Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are his son, Curtis Lee Roberts of Chino, Calif.; three daughters, Sharon Roberts Mendoza of Kennesaw, Ga., Sandra Wilder Padilla of Los Angeles and Karla Ann Roberts of Downey, Calif.; three brothers, Harold Roberts and Elbert Haskell Roberts, both of Charlotte, and Ted Roberts of Waxhaw, N.C.; two sisters, Dot Masuras of Fayetteville, N.C., and Emily Knight of North Augusta; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home.

Peggy Rock

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Peggy Costner Rock, 66, of Buckstone Lane died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mac Kinnett officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Lincoln County, N.C., Mrs. Rock was the daughter of Ola N. Costner of Fort Mill and the late J.P. Costner. She was a graduate of St. Mary's College and worked for Belk at Carolina Place as a bridal registrar. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and a former resident of Tega Cay.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, Martin G. Rock of Ellerbe, N.C., and Tim P. Rock of Clover; her daughter, Susan Rock Mersch of Charlotte; her sister, Nancy Kugel of Winston-Salem, N.C.; her fiance, Dallas Stephenson of Fort Mill; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home and after the service.

Memorials may be made to York Place Children's Home, 234 Kings Mountain St., York, SC 29745 or to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Gary Roddey

LANCASTER - Mr. Gary F. Roddey, 48, of 412 W. Springs St. died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Shane Patrick and Dr. James D. Spencer III officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Roddey was the son of the late William Otis Roddey and Sarah Elise Thomas Roddey. He was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a member of First Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy "Dottie" Wallace Roddey of Lancaster; his son, Gary Scott Roddey of Lancaster; two daughters, Leigh Chappell of Rock Hill and Melissa Roddey of York; his stepson, Rusty Crews of Lancaster; his stepdaughter, Tina Crews of Lancaster; three brothers, Buddy Roddey of Denver, Ralph Roddey of Rock Hill and Don Ray Roddey of Anderson; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mahaffey Funeral Home.

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

Minnie Stevenson

CHESTER - Mrs. Minnie Jane Reid Stevenson, 79, of 704 Old York Road died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

Mason White

CLOVER - Mr. Mason Robert White, 77, of 104 White St. died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

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

A native of York County, Mr. White was a son of James White and Lizzie Bolin White. He was a retired carpenter and Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Alexander White; his son, Mason Junior White of Clover; three daughters, Phyliss W. Beard of Clover, Joyce Swink of Gastonia, N.C., and Sheila White of Maiden, N.C.; two sisters, Annie Mae Huskey and Alene Kimble, both of York; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

George Brown

CLOVER - Mr. George Robert "Chicken" Brown, 54, of 756 Guinn St. died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home in York.

Dee Ferrell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Dee Carnes Ferrell, 76, of 3147 Skyline Road died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Sylvia Circle Baptist Church, with the Revs. B.I. Epting and Thurman Carnes officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

A native of Lyons, Ga., Mrs. Ferrell, was the daughter of the late David Edgar Carnes and Emma McCarty Carnes. She was a member of Sylvia Circle Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, youth director, senior citizens director and nursery director.

Surviving are her husband, Albert "Jabo" Ferrell; her son, Dick Ferrell of Rock Hill; two daughters, Sue Clark and Ann Skar, both of Rock Hill; five grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association National Headquarters, Research, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611-9501.

Ronald Heisler III

CATAWBA - Ronald Eugene Heisler III, the infant son of Ron and Brandy Heisler of 2125 Greystone Circle, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Edward Holt

GREAT FALLS - Mr. Edward Eugene Holt, 73, of 18 Hill St. died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Second Baptist Church, with the Revs. Charles Bradley and Gary Lockee officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A native of Great Falls, Mr. Holt was the son of Sara Viola Valentine Blackwell of Great Falls and the late Ben Holt. He was a retired slasher tenter for J.P. Stevens Co. He was a member of Second Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Willie McManus Holt; his daughter, Crystle Holt of Baltimore; three stepsons, Archie Lucas, Wendell Lucas and Bobby Lucas, all of Great Falls; two stepdaughters, Mildred Benfield of Great Falls and Margarete Huffstickler of Columbia; his brother, Richard Holt of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Betty Plyler of Lancaster and Diane Morrison of Great Falls; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, P.O. Box 515, Great Falls, SC 29055.

Deborah Laws

FORT LAWN - Mrs. Deborah Martin Ellis Laws, 42, of 714 Western Acres Road died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Daytona Beach, Fla.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lando Church of God, with the Rev. Charles LaFoy officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Laws was a former employee of Springs Industries and Duracell. She was a graduate of Lewisville High School.

Surviving are two sons, John Dale Ellis of Fort Lawn and Ralph Daniel Ellis Jr. of Fayette County, Ga.; her parents, John and Elizabeth Martin of Fort Lawn; her brother, Marion Martin of Edgemoor; and her sister, Beverly Knight of Fort Lawn.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Thursday at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Lando Church of God, P.O. Box 135, Lando, SC 29724 or Fort Lawn Church of God, P.O. Box 15, Fort Lawn, SC 29714.

Andy Love

ROCK HILL - Mr. Andy "Base" Love, 42, of 1123 Oconee Ave. died Saturday, March 17, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home in York.

Hood Sanders

CHESTER - Mr. Hood Sanders of Meadowbrook Community died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, Wilksburg Community, with the Rev. Curtis Washington officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Hattie Feaster Sanders; and two sons, Jerry Sanders of Gaffney and Earnest James Sanders of Greenville.

The family will receive friends at the home of Earlene Sanders, 109 Murray St.

The body may be viewed from noon to 8:45 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road.

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

Roosevelt Sanders

NEWARK, N.J. - Mr. Roosevelt "Kid" Sanders, 77, of Newark, formerly of Chester, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at St. Michael Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Sandy River Baptist Church in Chester, with the Rev. Keith Taylor officiating and the Revs. Tony Young and Charles S. Sanders assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Sanders was a native of Chester County. He was a member of Sandy River Baptist Church, a former employee of the Chester Metropolitan District, an Army veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Annie Chisholm Sanders.

Surviving are his son, Terry Houston of Chester; his daughter, Teresa Sanders of California; his brother, Spudgeon Sanders of Chester; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home of Terry and Karen Houston, 619 Ebony Grove Lane, Chester.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 tonight at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester.

The body will be taken to the church at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Ruby Thomas

CAYCE - Mrs. Ruby Butler Thomas, 71, died Monday, March 29, 1999.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia, with the Rev. Ken Kelly officiating. Burial will be at Woodridge Memorial Park.

A native of Great Falls, Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of the late Ruben Adger Butler and Tallulah Davis Butler. She was retired from Phillips Components.

Surviving are her husband, Walton H. Thomas Sr.; her son, Walton H. "Butch" Thomas Jr. of Cayce; her daughter, Cherie T. McDonald of Chapin; her brother, Bobby R. Butler of Chester; her sister, Elizabeth B. Smith of Chester; five grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Elsie Winchester

CATAWBA - Mrs. Elsie Patterson Winchester, 67, of Will Jones Circle died Monday, March 29, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Leeds Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bobby Johnson, R.J. Roberts and Dale Roddey officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Fort Mill, Mrs. Winchester was the daughter of the late Arthur Mecham and Cora Lee Jennings Patterson. She was a member of Leeds Baptist Church in Chester County and was employed by the Rock Hill Country Club, where she was hostess for 12 years. She was the widow of Ronald Lee Winchester. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 261 Coleman Lodge of Blair.

Surviving are two sons, Windy Winchester of Blair and Allan Winchester of Chester; her daughter, Debra Brown of Catawba; her brother, Jimmy Patterson of Fort Mill; her sister, Lillie Mae Johnson of Fort Mill; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Debra Brown, 737 Will Jones Circle, Catawba.

Memorials may be made to the America Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, NC 28202.

David Young Sr.

CHESTER - Mr. David "Monkey Man" Young Sr. of 104 Edwards St. died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

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

The family will receive friends at the home. 

Helen Alves

CHESTER - Mrs. Helen V.W. Switzer Alves, 76, of 117 Pinckney St. died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. April 8 at Barron Funeral Home in Chester, with the Rev. Dwight Pearson officiating.

A native of Ithaca, N.Y., Mrs. Alves was the daughter of the late Fred George Switzer and Helen Van Winkle Switzer. She was a graduate of Ithaca High School and attended Cornell University. She was an occupational therapist and a member of the Chester Quilters Club.

Surviving are her son, Ron Alves of Chester; two daughters, Suanne Sgaggero of Frostburg, Md. and Cynthia Alves of London; her brother, Fred Switzer of Fort Mill; her sister, Grace Hall of Rock Hill; and her grandchild.

The family will receive friends after the service.

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

Audrey Blanks

LANDO - Mrs. Audrey Ramsey Blanks, 71, of 3704 Tadlock Road died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Annie Caskey

LANCASTER - Mrs. Annie Thomas Caskey, 78, of 1760 Richmond Blvd. died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Danville Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Lancaster Memorial Park, with the Rev. Clyde Earles and Link Earles officiating.

A native of Lancaster, Mrs. Caskey was the daughter of the late Henry Thomas and Sulie Moore Thomas. She was the widow of John L. Caskey. She was retired from Dan River Inc. and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her daughter, Mildred Foster of Florida; her brother, Dan Thomas of Lancaster; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. today at the graveside.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Annie Mae Clawson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Annie Mae Clawson, 80, of 122 Tom St. died Monday, March 29, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, with the Rev G.G. Johnson officiating and the Rev. Leroy Ellison assisting. The Rev. Ralph Cunningham will give the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Clawson was a member of Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, where she was a member of the Missionary Society, Hymn Choir, Willing Workers Club and the deaconess board.

Surviving are two sons, Chinell Clawson Sr. of Rock Hill and Wallace Clawson of Baltimore; two daughters, Beatrice Ballard and Bessie Mae Fewell, both of Paso Robel, Calif.; her brother, Calvin Howard of Rock Hill; four sisters, Lillie Mae Campbell, Elizabeth Whitlock and Geraldine Tucker, all of Rock Hill, and Creola Wilson of Philadelphia; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Clemons Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Chinell Clawson, 1457 Quiet Acres Circle, Rock Hill.

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

Margaret Gatson

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Margaret Minton Gatson of 2216 Sanders Ave. died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Huntersville, N.C. Burial will be at Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Gatson was the daughter of the late Thomas Minton and Mattie Minton. She was educated at Emmett Scott High School in Rock Hill, joined Cross Road Baptist Church in Rock Hill at an early age and later joined Mount Olive Baptist Church in Huntersville. She was the widow of Harold Gatson.

Surviving are two sons, Harold Gatson Jr. of Queens, N.Y., and Larry Gatson of Charlotte; her daughter, Deborah B. Robinson of Charlotte; three brothers, Johnny Minton, Willie Minton and Thomas Minton Jr., all of Rock Hill; seven sisters, Maggie Dye of Far Rockaway, N.Y., Alise Mobley, Elizabeth King, Fannie Hinton, Alice Miller, Willie Mae Kennedy and Catherine Kennedy, all of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon to 12:55 p.m. Friday at the church.

A.L. Jinwright Funeral Service, 4300 Statesville Road, Charlotte, is in charge.

Hugh Graves

CLOVER - Mr. Hugh John Graves, 45, of 6670 Highway 557 died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, with the Revs. Lewis Gunn and Paul Jenkins officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Graves family cemetery in Pageland.

A native of Monroe, N.C., Mr. Graves was the son of the late Max Herschel Graves and Frances Martin Graves. He was a retired lieutenant from the S.C. Highway Patrol and was a member of Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.

Surviving are his wife, Deborah Kirkley Graves; his son, John Drew Graves of the home; his daughter, Amy Frances Graves of the home; two brothers, Tom Graves of Central and Martin Graves of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two sisters, Annette Moser of Monroe, N.C., and Ellen Johnson of Gaffney; and his stepsister, Cindy Kirkley of Pageland.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly.

Memorials may be made to the Hugh Graves Benefit Fund, Palmetto Bank, Gaffney, SC 29342 or Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

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

Ronald Heisler III

CATAWBA - Ronald Eugene Heisler III, the infant son of Ron and Brandy Heisler of 2125 Greystone Circle, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Bruce Wyatt officiating.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his paternal grandparents, Ronald and Barbara Heisler Sr. of Rock Hill; his maternal grandparents, Hugh and Mary Jane McCutcheon of Lockhart; and his paternal great-grandmother, Marjorie Heisler of Basco, Ill.

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

Memorials may be made to Research for June's Syndrome at John Hopkins Hospital, c/o Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Deborah Laws

FORT LAWN - Mrs. Deborah Martin Ellis Laws, 42, of 714 Western Acres Road died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lando Church of God, with the Rev. Charles LaFoy officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Laws was a former employee of Springs Industries and Duracell. She was a graduate of Lewisville High School.

Surviving are two sons, John Dale Ellis of Fort Lawn and Ralph Daniel Ellis Jr. of Fayette County, Ga.; her parents, John and Elizabeth Martin of Fort Lawn; her brother, Marion Martin of Edgemoor; and her sister, Beverly Knight of Fort Lawn.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Lando Church of God, P.O. Box 135, Lando, SC 29724 or Fort Lawn Church of God, P.O. Box 15, Fort Lawn, SC 29714.

Andy Love

ROCK HILL - Mr. Andy "Base" Love, 42, of 1123 Oconee Ave. died Saturday, March 27, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Great Joy Baptist Church in McConnells, with the Rev. Walter B. White officiating and the Rev. Alfred Jackson assisting. The Rev. Johnny Burris will give the eulogy. Burial will be at Crawford Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his wife, Charlene S. Love; three daughters, D'Londa Faulkner of the home and LaToya Stewart and RaShawnda Stewart, both of Rock Hill; his mother, Ethel Love of York; eight brothers, Bob Love, Curtis Love, William Love and Van Love, all of York, and William Anderson, Tommy Anderson, Jackie Anderson and Robert Anderson, all of Rock Hill; five sisters, Leola Robbins and Shirlene Izzard, both of York and Barbara Anderson, Mary Harris and Mattie Douglas, all of Rock Hill; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Wright Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his mother, Ethel Love, 101 Valley Road, York.

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

Horace Mann

ROCK HILL - Mr. Horace Mann of 1744 Aaron Ave. died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, in Detroit.

Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Elaine McMurray

ROCK HILL - Ms. Elaine M. McMurray, 66, of 249 Hutchinson St. died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Leila Moore

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Mrs. Leila Mae Moore, 83, died Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Norwich Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Stokes officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Moore was a retired seamstress with Brunswick Manufacturing Co. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Norwich Baptist Church and the T.E.L. Sunday school class.

Surviving are two sons, John Randolph Tucker of York and George D. Tucker of Brunswick; her daughter, Barbara Moody of Brunswick; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Norwich Baptist Church building fund, 5661 Jesup Highway, Brunswick, GA 31523.

Crawford Reynolds

LANCASTER - Mr. Crawford Bruce Reynolds, 46, of 3468 Thompson Road died Tuesday, March 30, 1999.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Revs. Kenny Coker and James Helms officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Lancaster, Mr. Reynolds was employed as an auto mechanic for Reynolds Garage and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bridgette Fondren Reynolds; his son, Jeremy Bruce Morris of Lancaster; his daughter, Rachel Dawn Morris; his parents, Ollie and Alice Deason Reynolds of Lancaster; and his sister, Cynthia "Cindy" Melton of Monroe, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Mahaffey Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Ollie and Alice Reynolds, 3484 Thompson Road, Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Anna Thieszen

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Anna Thieszen, 82, of 511 Crescent Leaf Lane died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Edward Usher

LANCASTER - Mr. Bunyan Edward Usher Jr. 70, of 406 Providence Road died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carlos Gardner officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Usher was born in Lancaster County and was the son of Bunyan Edward Usher Sr. and Ellen Harper Usher Caskey. He was a retired electrician for Springs Industries, and a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and Barron Masonic Lodge No. 261, Eastern Star No. 259 and Hejaz Shrine Temple. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Hallman Usher; five sons, the Rev. G. Eddie Usher of Eastover and Randy Usher, Johnny Usher, Terry Usher and Darryl Usher, all of Lancaster; his brother, Robert Biggert Usher of Aiken; two sisters, Betty Bragdon and Mary Nancy Hagins, both of Lancaster; his stepbrother, Jessie J. Caskey Jr. of Gallenton, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

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

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.


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