Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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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. Thursday at Barron Funeral Home in Chester, with the Rev. Dwight Pearson officiating.

A native of Ithaca, N.Y., Mrs. Alves was a 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.

Ambrose Brooks Jr.

CHESTER - Mr. Ambrose Wallace "P.Y." Brooks Jr. of 524 Center Road died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the Rev. James T. Holcombe officiating.

A native of Chester, Mr. Brooks was a son of the late Ambrose W. Brooks Sr. and Rebecca Yongue Brooks. He was an employee of Essex Corp. and attended Chester County schools.

Surviving are two sisters, Amelia Brooks and Rebecca Brooks, both of Chester.

The family will receive friends at home.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruby Carnes

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ruby Brewton Carnes, 80, formerly of Fort Mill, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Sisk Memorial Baptist Church, with the Revs. Roland Dry and Mike Wallace officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

Mrs. Carnes and her late husband, Edward Wesley Carnes Sr., were the former owners of the Palmetto Grocery and the Fort Mill Soda Shop, located at 401 N. White St. in Fort Mill. She was a member of Sisk Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Edward "Sonny" Wesley Carnes Jr. of Chester; her daughter, Janice C. Swanger of Fort Mill; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of South Carolina, P.O. Box 212634, Columbia, SC 29221-2634.

Mabel Cowans

BALTIMORE - Mrs. Mabel Gertrude Paul Cowans, formerly of Chester, died Thursday, March 25, 1999.

Burial was at Loudon Park Cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Cowans was a daughter of the late Moses Paul and Bessie Paul. She was Finley High School valedictorian and was retired from General Electric as assistant financial secretary. She was employed there for 20 years. Mrs. Cowans also was vice president of the Pastor's Guild.

Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, Chester, was in charge of local arrangements.

Frank Elliott Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Frank Elliott Jr., 84, of 775 Bridgewood Drive died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at Piedmont Medical Center.

Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church cemetery. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. R. Boyce Wilson, John A. "Jack" Basie and Harold "Bo" Coleman officiating.

A native of Charlotte, Mr. Elliott was a son of the late Jasper Franklin Elliott Sr. and Lottie Moon Wall Elliott. He was a retired sales representative with Southeastern Paper Co. in Spartanburg. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Winthrop Training School and was a member of the Rock Hill Elks Club, where he held many offices.

Surviving is his wife, Martha Howe Elliott.

The family will receive friends after the service at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Memorial Association, 775 Bridgewood Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Viola Gardner

LANCASTER - Mrs. Viola Johnson Gardner, 89, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Hartley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael D. Faulkner officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Gardner was a daughter of the late William Gardner and Hattie Usher Gardner and was the widow of Bennie W. Gardner Sr. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her son, Bennie W. Gardner Jr. of Lancaster; her daughter, Betty Faulkner of Clover; two sisters, Azilee Steele and Eleanor Beach, both of Lancaster; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1302, Lancaster, SC 29721.

John Hardin

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Ernest Hardin of 803 Ogden Road died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Saturday at The Oratory, with Father David Valtierra officiating and the Revs. Johnny Worthy and J.H. Bailey assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Hardin was a native of York County. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School.

Surviving are his wife, Linda M. Hardin; two daughters, Alice H. Hinton of Rock Hill and Terri Lynn Hardin of Atlanta; his mother, Frances M. Hardin of Rock Hill; four brothers, James Edward Hardin, Alexander Ronald Hardin, Donald Lee Hardin and Felix Michael Hardin, all of Rock Hill; his sister, Dorothy H. Massey; and two grandchildren.

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

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

Julia Stevens

EASLEY - Mrs. Julia Martin Stevens, 83, of 709 Pelzer Highway, formerly of Rock Hill, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at her home

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Sollie Hicks officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A native of Fairfield County, Mrs. Stevens was a daughter of the late David Ramsey and Anna Lugenia Martin Martin. She was the widow of Thomas L. Stevens Sr. Mrs. Stevens was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Rock Hill.

Surviving are her son, Thomas L. Stevens Jr. of Easley; her sister, Elizabeth Knox of Rock Hill; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her sister, Elizabeth Knox, 1624 Phelps St., Rock Hill. 
 
Henry Childers

HICKORY GROVE - Mr. Henry "Banner" Childers, 94, of Hickory Street died Monday, April 5, 1999, at York Care Facility in York.

Mr. Childers was a retired farmer.

Arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Willie Crain

PITTSBURGH - Mr. Willie Lee Crain, formerly of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999.

Arrangements will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

Frank Elliott Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Frank Elliott Jr., 84, of 775 Bridgewood Drive died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Burial will be 10:30 a.m. today at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church cemetery. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. R. Boyce Wilson, John A. "Jack" Basie and Harold "Bo" Coleman officiating.

A native of Charlotte who grew up in Greenville, Mr. Elliott was a son of the late Jasper Franklin Elliott Sr. and Lottie Moon Wall Elliott. He was a retired sales representative with Southeastern Paper Co. in Spartanburg. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Winthrop Training School and was a member of the Rock Hill Elks Club, where he held many offices.

Surviving is his wife, Martha Howe Elliott.

The family will receive friends after the service at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Memorial Association, 775 Bridgewood Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Viola Gardner

LANCASTER - Mrs. Viola Johnson Gardner, 89, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

Burial was at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Gardner was the daughter of the late William Johnson and Hattie Usher Johnson and was the widow of Bennie W. Gardner Sr. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her son, Bennie W. Gardner Jr. of Lancaster; her daughter, Betty Faulkner of Clover; two sisters, Azilee Steele and Eleanor Beach, both of Lancaster; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1302, Lancaster, SC 29721.

Hartley Funeral Home was in charge.

Hazel Gibson

CLOVER - Mrs. Hazel P. Gibson of 113 Flat Rock St. died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Arrangements will be announced by M.L. Ford & Son Funeral Home.

John Hardin

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Ernest Hardin of 803 Ogden Road died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Saturday at The Oratory, with Father David Valtierra officiating and the Revs. Johnny Worthy and J.H. Bailey assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Hardin was a native of York County. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School.

Surviving are his wife, Linda M. Hardin; two daughters, Alice Hardin-Hinton of Rock Hill and Terri Lynn Hardin of Atlanta; his mother, Frances M. Hardin of Rock Hill; four brothers, James Edward Hardin, Alexander Ronald Hardin, Donald Lee Hardin and Felix Michael Hardin, all of Rock Hill; his sister, Dorothy H. Massey; and two grandchildren.

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

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

Zelma Robertson

YORK - Ms. Zelma Clementine Garris Robertson, 55, of 921 Hunter St. died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in York.

A native of York, Ms. Robertson was a 1961 graduate of York High School. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her son, Sidney Robertson of Charlotte; her daughter, Melessia Robertson of the home; her mother, Grace Wallace of Fort Mill; two sisters, Alice Macomber of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Phyllis Harris of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren, Catherine Robertson and Amanda Sharp, both of the home.

The family will receive friends today, Friday and Saturday at the home and also at her mother's home, 502 Jackson St., Fort Mill.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Willie Mae Simpson

CHESTER - Mrs. Willie Mae Simpson, 79, of Chester died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Chester County Nursing Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

The family is at the home of her granddaughter, Ruth Simpson, Center Street Apartments No. 14, Chester.

Dolly Templeton

FORT MILL - Mrs. Dolly Horton Templeton died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home in Rock Hill. 

Hezekiah Adams

CLOVER - Mrs. Hezekiah Adams, 73, of 1526 Lawrence Road died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

Arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home in York.

Henry Childers

HICKORY GROVE - Mr. Henry "Banner" Childers, 94, of Hickory Street died Monday, April 5, 1999, at York Care Facility in York.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James AME Zion Church in Hickory Grove, with the Rev. E. J. Bell officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Hickory Grove, Mr. Childers was a son of the late Bob Lizzer Childers and Mary Jane McKinney Childers. He was the widower of Mabel Dye Childers.

Mr. Childers was a retired farmer. He was chairman of the trustee board and a class leader at St. James AME Zion Church. He was a member of the AP&B Society.

Surviving are two daughters, Guinell S. Hill of High Point, N.C., and Willie Alexander of Bessemer City, N.C.; his sister, Odessa McComeanghy of Salisbury, N.C.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of his niece, Carrie Leach, 1120 Hickory St., Hickory Grove.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 7 tonight at Wright Funeral Home in York.

The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.

Arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Jaqualia Daniel

ROCK HILL - Jaqualia Antoinette Daniel, the infant daughter of James Carlton Colvin of Charlotte and Jacquelyn Yvette Daniel of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Foundation AME Zion Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Daran Mitchell officiating.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her brother, Jalen Colvin of Rock Hill; her sister, Latavia Colvin of Charlotte; her maternal grandparents, Freddie and Barbara Daniel of Rock Hill; and her paternal grandfather, James Colvin of Charlotte.

The family will be at the home of Freddie and Barbara Daniel, 411 Marshall St., Rock Hill.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Eudy

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Mary Lou Ashley Eudy, 85, formerly of 313 Chester Ave. died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Chester County Nursing Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Clarence Fouse officiating.

A native of Pineville, N.C., Mrs. Eudy was a daughter of the late Ben Ashley and Jerrette Broome Ashley. She was retired from J.P. Stevens Co. and was educated in Great Falls schools.

Surviving are her son, Bill Eudy of Rock Hill; her daughter, Betty E. Yarbrough of Great Falls; her brother, Earl Heffner Jr. of Great Falls; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Great Falls Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 466, Great Falls, SC 29055 or West End Baptist Church building fund, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Jesse Faile

CATAWBA - Mr. Jesse Wayne Faile, 73, of 4619 Clemmons Lane died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Sonshine Village.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Kershaw, Mr. Faile was a son of the late William J. Faile and Myrtle Taylor Faile. He was a retired carpenter with Duke Power Co., a Marine veteran of World War II and a member of Catawba United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Branham Faile; his daughter, Alison Faile Henrich of Catawba; two brothers, James D. Faile and Cecil L. Faile, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Idele McNinch of Chester and Alma Weaver of Rock Hill; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Nancy and Harvey Allen, 753 Rockwood Drive, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3420 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215.

Hazel Gibson

CLOVER - Mrs. Hazel Irene Pursley Gibson, 89, of 113 Flat Rock St. died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rob Patrick officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Gibson was a daughter of the late Ervin Gadberry Pursley and Sammie Kilgo Anderson and was the widow of Lawrence Edward Gibson. She was a member of Clover ARP Church.

Surviving are her brother, Harry Pursley of Clover; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Brown of Asheville, N.C., and Addie Laughridge of Clover.

The family will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to Clover ARP Church, 127 Kings Mountain St., Clover, SC 29710.

Frank Johnson

DETROIT - Mr. Frank Johnson, 87, formerly of Chester, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Detroit. Burial will be in Detroit.

Mr. Johnson was a member of Armenia Baptist Church in Chester where he was a former Hymn Choir member. He attended the Chester County public schools and was retired from Chrysler Corp.

Surviving are his wife, Katie Clowney Johnson of Kannapolis, N.C.; three daughters, Leslie Fields of Detroit, Brendanette Johnson of Georgia and Elizabeth Feaster of Chester; four grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., is in charge of local arrangements.

Fannie Rogers

CHESTER - Mrs. Fannie Ree Brown Rogers, 64, of 2625 Ashford Road died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

Isaiah Sibley

ROCK HILL - Mr. Isaiah Sibley, 58, of 924 Saluda St. died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Dolly Templeton

FORT MILL - Mrs. Dolly Horton Templeton, 82, of 400 Fairway Drive died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at home.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Unity Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dan Holloway officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

A native of Heath Springs, Mrs. Templeton was a daughter of the late Belton C. Horton and Elizabeth Bruce Horton. She was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church and the Dogwood Garden Club of Fort Mill. She attended Lander College and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, William D. Templeton Sr.; her son, W. Davis Templeton Jr. of Salt Lake City; two daughters, Amanda Templeton DiResta of Atlanta and Ellen Templeton Klein of Oak Park, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at home.

Memorials may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church building fund, 303 Tom Hall Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715 or to Fort Mill Care Center, 110 Monroe White St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Lillie Turner

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lillie Mae Blanton Turner, 75, of 1044 S. Jones Ave. died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Turner was a retired owner and operator of Turner Day Care. She was a member of First Assembly of God.

Surviving are her husband, James D. Turner; two sons, Bobby Dean Henderson and Wayne Turner, both of Rock Hill; three daughters, Peggy Brown of Summerfield, Fla., Carolyn Godbee of York and Christine Johnson of Rock Hill; two brothers, Charles Blanton and Tommy Blanton, both of Blacksburg; her sister, Irene Costner of Blacksburg; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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


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