Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Alexander Barnette

ROCK HILL - Mr. Alexander Randal "Legs" Barnette of 519 Washington St. died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be noon Saturday at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Sherman B. McBeth Sr. officiating and the Rev. Dr. Z.B. Wells assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Barnette attended Emmett Scott High School and graduated from Clinton Junior College. He was an Army medical corpsman serving with the 93rd Division in World War II. He played baseball with the Army Team, Black Sox of New York, and Elite Giants in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was an insurance agent for the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. He retired from Pilgrim Life Insurance Co. as a field agent and debit manager. For more than 50 years, he was a member of New Mount Olivet AME Zion, where he served on the steward board and as secretary. He was the Sunday school musician, lay council member, honorary life member of the Missionary Society and a member of the Clinton College Alumni Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline B. Gladney of Columbia and Marjorie Glymph of Blythewood; his son, the Rev. Rufus R. Barnette of Charlotte; and eight grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Willie Barnette

ROCK HILL - Mr. Willie L. Barnette, 71, of 1445 Neely Creek Road died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ray Thompson officiating with the Revs. Osbey Roddey, M.N. Baxter and Vincent Riley assisting. The eulogist will be the Rev. A.L. Mickles. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Barnette was a native of Chester County. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a carpenter until he retired in 1992.

Surviving are his wife, Maggie Jane Barnette; four daughters, Dorothy B. Kiser, Linda B. Crockett, Deborah B. Davis and Kathy E. Barnette, all of Rock Hill; four sons, James C. Barnette, Willie E. Barnette, Charles A. Barnette and Ronald B. Barnette, all of Rock Hill; his sister, Mary E. Barnette of Rock Hill; two brothers, Jesse Barnette of Columbia and Theodore Barnette of Rock Hill; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

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

Ronald Beck Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ronald Lee Beck Sr., 52, of the Lesslie area died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jimmy Holley, Jerry Devinney and Bully Faulkenberry officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Beck was the son of the Evelyn Simmers Beck and the late Eugene Beck Sr. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and retired from Duke Power Co., where he worked as an installer. He served in the National Guard.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary Nies Beck; two sons, Ronald L. Beck Jr. and John H. Beck, both of Rock Hill; his brother, Duane Beck of Rock Hill; two sisters, Sandra Cordbridge of American Fall, Idaho, and Tammy R. Beck of Rock Hill; and his granddaughter.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or Oakdale Baptist Church building fund, 1249 Oakdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Thelma Brantley

CHESTER - Mrs. Thelma "Tiney" Wilson Brantley, 83, of 734 Parkway, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the Chester County Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Barron Funeral chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Reid officiating. Internment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mrs. Brantley, a homemaker, was a native of Greer. She was the daughter of the late William Stephenson and Mazie Adline Wardell Wilson. She attended Chester schools and was a member of the Saluda Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, Clarence Robert Brantley; two sons, Douglas Brantley of Chester and Bob Brantley of Fort Mill; two sisters, Eunice Martin of Chester and Winefred Reid of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Her daughter, Billie B. Dennis, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.

The family will receive friends at Barron Funeral Home from 6 to 8 tonight and other times at 609 Still St., Chester.

Memorials may be made to Saluda Church of God, PO Box 633, Chester, SC 29706.

Kenneth Brady

YORK - Mr. Kenneth Morris Brady, 66, of 3140 Balkan Drive died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Bratton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ted "Pete" Cole III officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of Newport, Tenn., Mr. Brady was the son of the late Paul Brady and Hazel Large Brady. He was a mechanic and worked for Motts Oil and Equipment Co. in Charlotte. He was a member of Western York County Moose Lodge. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and member of Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in Gastonia, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Mae McGaha Brady; his son, Ronnie Brady of York; three daughters, Teresa B. Burris of Clover, Kathy B. Wagner of China Grove, N.C., and Shari Gilbert of Marion, Ark.; two brothers, Edward Brady of Newport, Tenn., and Huey Brady of Mebane, N.C.; three sisters, Betty Sue B. Linge of Kansas City, Mo., Wanda B. Halliard of Newport, Tenn., and Nellie B. Metcalf of Thomasville, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Bratton Funeral Home, 1455 S.C. 321 North, York.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, 329 Telegraph Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Billie Dennis

CHESTER - Mrs. Billie Brantley Dennis, 66, of 609 Still St. died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Reid officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Dennis was retired from Schlegel Corp. She attended Saluda Street Church of God. She attended Chester County schools.

Surviving are her husband, William "Bill" Dennis; two sons, William "Rip" Dennis Jr. and Robert M. Dennis, both of Chester; three daughters, Karen Bailey and Paula Lucas, both of Chester, and Valerie Blair of Sharon; her father, Clarence Robert Brantley of Chester; two brothers, Douglas Brantley of Chester and Bob Brantley of Fort Mill; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Saluda Street Church of God, P.O. Box 633, Chester, SC 29706.

Janie Ervin

ROCK HILL - Miss Janie Lee Ervin, 56, of 1119 Hale St. died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Sword of the Spirit Church, with the Rev. Robert Dacus officiating and the Revs. Willie Starr, J.E. Boulware and Pastor Terry Wiley assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Miss Ervin was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Sword of the Spirit Church.

Surviving are her mother, Frances Roseborough of Rock Hill; her son, Dennis B. Ervin of Rock Hill; three daughters, Vanessa E. Davis, Patricia E. Dacus and Michelle Ervin, all of Rock Hill; three sisters, Joyce Whitlock of Florence, Ernestine Durham and Joan Street, both of Rock Hill; four brothers, Michael Durham, John Durham, Terry Durham and Robert Roseborough, all of Rock Hill; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The body may viewed from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home

The family will be at 821 Midville St., Rock Hill.

The body will placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ola Mae Ervin

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Ola Mae Ervin, 85, of 2511 Lumina Ave. died Monday, April 12, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Fort Mill, with the Rev. M.N. Baxter officiating. Burial will be at Greenhill Cemetery in Fort Mill.

Surviving are her son, Jesse Lee Ervin of Fort Mill; four daughters, Corine Miller of Fort Mill, Jo Alice Partlow and Johnnie Mae Goode, both of Charlotte, and Essie Reese of Buffalo, N.Y.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Beasley Funeral Home in Charlotte.

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

Arthur Hames

SHARON - Mr. Arthur Hames, 80, of 4489 George Bridge Road died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Wallace Thompson Hospital in Union.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hopewell Baptist Church, with the Rev. Raymond Davis officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Hames was a son of the late Arthur "Doc" Hames and Pinkie Smarr Hames. He was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church and was retired from Lockhart Mill. He was a member of the AP&B Society.

Surviving are his wife, Etta Thompson Hames; four daughters, Flora Ann Hames Ross of Westerville, Ohio, Lois Yvonne Hames Meadow of Union, Margaret Hames-Smith of the home and Aileen Hames Smith of Chester; two granddaughters whom he reared, Shontee Tricia Ross Tiller of Westerville, Ohio, and Kimberly Margaret Smith of the home; four sisters, Ella Robbins of Sharon, Pinkie Bell Jeter of Chester, and Mary Elizabeth Hames and Maggie Jane Crawford, both of Charlotte; three additional grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Wright Funeral Home in York.

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

James Hinson

KERSHAW - Mr. James Howard Hinson, 79, of 6175 Flat Creek Road died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Reppart officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Kershaw, Mr. Hinson was the son of the late James Nelson Hinson and Rebecca McManus Hinson. He was retired from Springs Industries' preparation department. He was a member of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and former Sunday school teacher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Mae Doris McManus Hinson; three sons, Jimmy Hinson, Daryl Hinson, both of Kershaw, and Terry Hinson of Ruby; his brother, Bennie Hinson of Kershaw; his sister, Glennie Horton of Kershaw; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Plain Baptist Church, 3795 Pleasant Plain Road, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

John Holland

YORK - The Rev. John Lawrence Holland, 81, of 8184 Park Place Road died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson.

A native of Anderson, the Rev. Holland was the son of the late Walter Holland and May Ellrod Holland. He was a retired Church of God minister and served for 37 1/2 years. He was a member of Mount Airy Church of God in Mount Airy, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Elizabeth Chapman Holland; his daughter, Karen Renae Goudelock of Mount Airy, N.C.; his sister, Bernice Kay of Williamston; and two grandchildren.

The family is at the home of Karen Renae Goudelock, 216 E. Devon Drive, Mount Airy, N.C., and will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gray Mortuary in Pelzer.

Dorothy Kelly

CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Dorothy Ann Shumway Kelly, 82, of 14609 Sorrel Court died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. April 23 at Pinelawn National Cemetery at Long Island, N.Y.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Kelly was the widow of Richard J. Kelly. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Weil of Fort Mill and Gail Otto of Charlotte; her son, Richard J. Kelly Jr. of Floral Park, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 211, Charlotte, N.C.

Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill is in charge.

Willie Kennedy

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Willie Mae Sanders Kennedy of 321 Barnes St. died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Herring officiating and the Revs. Billy Wilson and Ronal King assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Kennedy was a native of York County. She was a member of Mount Joy Holiness Church, where she was a missionary and assistant pastor. She attended the York County public schools.

Surviving are two daughters, Deniece Kennedy of Rock Hill and Julia Mae Kennedy of Buffalo, N.Y.; her son, John B. Cohn of Winston-Salem, N.C.; her niece whom she reared, Gladys Foster of Yanceyville, N.C.; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home.

Louise Lewis

NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Louise Meeks Lewis, formerly of York, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the home of James M. and Joyce E. Lewis in North Augusta.

Rosary will be said at 7 tonight at Divine Saviour Catholic Church in York. The funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at Divine Saviour Catholic Church, with the Revs. Edward P. McDevitt, John Giuliani and Sandy McDonald officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in York.

A native of New Castle, Ind., Mrs. Lewis was the daughter of the late Slone Felix Meeks and Margaret Ryan Meeks. She was the widow of Bernard L. Lewis Sr. She was a founding member of Divine Saviour Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Women's Guild and a former Sunday school teacher. She was a member of various civic and social organizations.

Surviving are four sons, Bernard Andrew Lewis Jr. of Rock Hill, James M. Lewis of North Augusta, Sgt. Charles Lewis of Arizona and Joseph Gregory Lewis of York; two daughters, Mary L. Schwinn of Chevy Chase, Md., and Marie Ruggieri of Fort Lawn; her sister, Marie Meeks of New Castle; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in North Augusta.

Memorials may be made to Divine Saviour Catholic Church, 232 Herndon Ave., P.O. Box 341, York, SC 29745 or to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, P.O. Box 6605, North Augusta, SC 29861.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

John Lockerby

FORT MILL - Mr. John Wesley Lockerby, 78, of 316 Swamp Fox Drive died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Mercy Hospital South in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wolfe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Hamm officiating. Burial will be private.

A native of Holyoke, Mass., Mr. Lockerby was a son of the late John Lockerby and Charlotte Lockerby. He was a member of the Cathedral of the Cross in Charlotte. He was retired from Eastco Tool Manufacturers in West Springfield, Mass. He was an U.S Army veteran of World War II. His hobbies included woodworking and stained glass.

Surviving are his wife, Jennie Novak Lockerby; three daughters, Maureen McIntyre of Fort Mill, Linda Lathrop of Suffield, Conn., and Sandra Nilsen of Centerville, Mass.; his sister, Esther Knapp of Agawam, Mass.; 10 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.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cathedral of the Cross Building Fund, P.O. Box 410987, Charlotte, NC 28241.

James Mabrey

CONNELLY SPRINGS, N.C. - Mr. James H. Mabrey, 73, of Knox Avenue died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at home.

A graveside service with military rites will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Mel Campos officiating.

A native of Cleveland County, Mr. Mabrey was a son of the late T.L. Mabrey and Nellie Hamrick Mabrey. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Berlene Knox Mabrey; his son, James T. Mabrey of Rock Hill; his daughter, Tina Mabrey Barker of Connelly Springs; four brothers, John A. Mabrey and Olin R. Mabrey, both of Connelly Springs, Charles Virgil Mabrey of Sherrills Ford, N.C., and Bobby Mabrey of Charlotte; four sisters, Ruby Robinson and Doris Dellinger of Valdese, N.C., Evelyn Hollifield of Lenoir, N.C., and Kay Blanton of Hickory, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Kirksey Family Funeral Care in Valdese, N.C., and at other times at the home.

Doris Miller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Mrs. Doris Ann Barnes Miller, 61, formerly of Rock Hill, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center in Glasgow, W.Va.

The graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill, with the Rev. John Jenkins officiating.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Miller was a daughter of the late Winder Barnes and Annie Mae Barnes. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Miller; her son, Hank Stokes of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; two daughters, Jennifer Carpenter of Gastonia, N.C., and Melody Stokes of Pensacola, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Patsy Olerud

CLOVER - Mrs. Patsy Ann Banks Olerud, 58, 2230 Meadow Road died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in York, with the Rev. Herbert L. Wood Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Olerud was a member of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are her husband, Donald Olerud; two sons, Jonathan Eric Olerud and Michael Banks Olerud, both of Clover; her daughter, Camelia Ann Eckardt of Clover; her mother Ruby Banks of York; her stepson, Donald Olerud Jr. of Raleigh, N.C.; five stepdaughters, Donna Johnson, Laurie Lovin and Pamela Moore, all of Hamlet, N.C., Jane Seaborne of Holland, Mich., and Sandra Olerud of Clover; two brothers, William Banks of Pittburg, Calif., and Tex Banks of Greenville; three sisters, Peggy Szmolka of San Rose Beach, Fla., Brenda Roham of Cary, N.C. and Patricia McKenny of Texas; and 17 grandchildren.

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

Lenora Sanford

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lenora Lockmon Sanford, 90, of 1800 India Hook Road died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Woodhaven Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Patterson officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Sanford was the daughter of the late J.D. Lockmon and Sally Goins Lockmon. She was retired from Hoechst-Celanese Corp. with 30 years of service. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and charter member of Woodhaven Baptist Church. She was the widow of Henry Sanford.

Surviving are her son, Johnny P. Sanford of Rock Hill; her daughter, Betty S. Greene of Rock Hill; two sisters, Willie Mae Jones of Moncks Corner and Maggie Lou Dees of Fort Mill; seven grandchildren; and seven 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 daughter, Betty S. Greene, 1705 Ebinport Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Woodhaven Baptist Church, 2044 Marett Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Irene Sawyer

CHESTER - Miss Irene Sawyer, 95, of Chester County Nursing Center, formerly of Blairs, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Chester County Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Little River Presbyterian Church in Blairs, with the Rev. Robert Landsford officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Sawyer was a Fairfield County native. She was a homemaker and a member of Little River Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir. She attended Fairfield County schools.

Surviving are her brother, Lonnie Sawyer of Lancaster; two sisters, Cora Sawyer and Beatrice Sawyer, both of Chester; and two nieces, Jean Yarborough of Blairs and Frances Adams of Lexington, N.C., with whom she lived.

The family will receive friends at the home of her sister, Beatrice Sawyer, 525 Columbia Road.

Denton Funeral Home is in charge.

Amanda Shrader

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Amanda Davis Shrader, 85, of 848 Briarfield Road died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The graveside service will be Sunday at Shrader Cemetery in Hurricane Ridge, W. Va.

Mrs. Shrader was the widow of Giles J. Shrader.

Surviving are her son, Marvin D. Shrader of Granite Falls, N.C.; four daughters, Pansy R. Walker of Fountain Inn, Anna M. Walker of Pinoak, W. Va., Evelyn V. Lystedt of Long Beach, Calif., and Ethel S. Metts of Rock Hill, with whom she lived; 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Craven-Shires Funeral home in Bluewell, W. Va.

Edward Spinnler

ROCK HILL - Mr. Edward Spinnler, 94, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at The Sterling House.

A service and visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Greene Funeral Home. Burial will be at George Washington Cemetery in Paramus, N.J.

A native of Paterson, N.J., Mr. Spinnler was a son of the late Fred Spinnler and Lena Spinnler. He was of the Protestant faith and formerly of Tamarac, Fla. He was retired as senior staff assistant to the vice president of Public Service Co. in Newark, N.J., after more than 40 years service. He was a member of the Paterson Chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Barber Shop Quartets and founded the Ridgewood Chapter. He was a member of the Elks Club and the Fidelity Masonic Lodge No. 113, both in Ridgewood, N.J. He was the widower of Blanche Rouhren Spinnler.

Surviving is his daughter, Eileen S. Grundy of Rock Hill.

C.C. VanEmburgh Inc., Ridgewood, N.J., and Greene Funeral Home are in charge.

Joe Stewart

ROCK HILL - Mr. Joe Stewart of 1422 Bose Ave. died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home. 

Howard Upchurch

ROCK HILL - Mr. Howard Dean Upchurch, 70, of 869 Susan Circle died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Sturgis officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Gaffney, Mr. Upchurch was the son of the late John Calvin Upchurch and Virgie Dean Upchurch. He was an Army veteran of Korea. He was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. with 39 years of service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2889 and the American Legion Post No. 34. He was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Marian G. "Katie" Upchurch; his daughter, Doris Upchurch Cullen of Rock Hill; his half brother, Billy Upchurch of Gaffney; two half sisters, Margie Bostic of Columbia and Judy Lester of Gaffney; two grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

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

Andy Woodard Jr.

CHESTER - Mr. Andy Woodard Jr., 83, of Beverly Health Care in Rock Hill, formerly of 552 Vance Drive, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.E. Page officiating. The Rev. L.L. Robertson will give the eulogy. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A Fairfield County native, Mr. Woodard was retired from Springs Industries. He was a member and trustee of Friendship Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his brother, Joseph Woodard of Chester; his sister, Hattie Woodard of Baltimore; and his niece, Earleen Gray of the home.

The family will receive friends at the home.

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

Denton Funeral Home is in charge.


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