Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Harold Abercrombie

SPARTANBURG - Mr. Harold Dupre Abercrombie, 62, of 5112 Borman Drive died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Bethel United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Larry F. Hayes, Daniel A. Morrison and Olyn D. Shytle officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

A native of Spartanburg, Mr. Abercrombie was the son of the late Jasper Dupre Abercrombie and Nadie Hix Abercrombie. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, where he was a supervisor for 37 years. He was formerly with Prudential-Carolina Real Estate Co. He currently was a receiving supervisor with Proffitt's Department Store. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where he was a former trustee. He was an airplane pilot with a commercial license. He was an Air Force veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Iris G. Abercrombie; his son, Stephen Harold Abercrombie of Spartanburg; two brothers, David Melvin Abercrombie and William Bartlet "Bart" Abercrombie, both of Spartanburg; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel and at other times at home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 245 S. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306.

Willie Barber

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Mr. Willie "Bus" Barber of 4 Langly Circle, formerly of Rock Hill, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at a local hospital.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Church No. 1 in Portsmouth, Va.

Surviving are his son, Chucky Barber of Portsmouth; his daughter, Janice Barber of Portsmouth; his brother, Wardell Hall of New York; four sisters, Frances Harp and Naomi Johnson, both of New York, Louise McMullen of Rock Hill and Ruth England of Bronx, N.Y.

Corprew Funeral Home, 1822 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth, Va., is in charge.

Robinson Funeral Home in Rock Hill is in charge of local arrangements.

Ronald Danley

ROCK HILL - Mr. Ronald Raymond Danley, 61, of Grier Lesslie Road, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Brenda Edwards

RIVERDALE, Md. - Ms. Brenda Edwards of Riverdale died Thursday, April 15, 1999.

Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

William Hemphill Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. William "Hemp" Hemphill Jr. of 3885 Marshall Road died Thursday, April 15, 1999.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. M.N. Baxter officiating. Burial will be at Mount Calvary AME Zion Church cemetery.

Mr. Hemphill was a native of Chester County. He was a member of Mount Calvary AME Zion Church.

Surviving are six sons, George Hemphill, James Hemphill, Charles Hemphill, Harold Hemphill, Marion Hemphill and Walter Hemphill, all of Rock Hill; his daughter, Mary Patterson of Rock Hill; 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Margaret Howell

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Margaret Carter Howell of 2985 Pinetuck Lane died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Sollie Hicks officiating.

A native of York County, Mrs. Howell was the daughter of the late Clarence Aubrey Carter and Fannie Mae Pope Carter. She was the widow of Dantzler L. Myers and Conway Howell. A homemaker, she was a member of First Baptist Church for more than 50 years.

Surviving are two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 215 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Judy Johnson

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Julia Bell "Judy Me-maw" Ligon Johnson, 76, of 2450 Oakwood Circle died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill chapel, with the Rev. Dexter Lambert officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

A native of Rock Hill, she was the daughter of the late Robert McCreight and Lillie Jane Jackson Ligon. She retired from J.P. Stevens Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her husband, Farris I. Johnson; her son, Mike Johnson of Rock Hill; three daughters, Arlene Cauthen, Barbara Snipes and Linda Fox, all of Rock Hill; her brother, Arthur Lewis Ligon of Rock Hill; two sisters, Emma Ligon Williford and Alice Ligon Lee, both of Rock Hill; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Boyce and Arlene Cauthen, 1189 Neely's Store Road.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 1609, Columbia, SC 29202 or to Grace Ministries, 1511 Mt. Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Tanner Johnson

CLOVER - Tanner James Johnson, infant son of James and Laura Johnson of Clover, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999,

A Graveside service was held Friday at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte.

Hankins &Whittington, Wilson Chapel, was in charge.

Therese Kusk

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. -Mrs. Therese Lucht Kusk, 87, formerly of Rock Hill, died Friday, April 16, 1999.

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

Docie McCollum

CHESTER - Mrs. Docie Clark McCollum, 83, formerly of Robbins Circle, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Baptist Church cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. McCollum was the daughter of the late Dan Clark and Lula Gregory Clark. She was a homemaker and attended Second Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Bettie Tucker and Patsy Mosley, both of Fort Lawn; six sisters, Inez Dallas, Josie Gaston, Ruth Cranford and Florence Estes, all of Chester, Margaret Jorgenson of Mount Dora, Fla., and Dean Longo of Harbor, Ore., three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church cemetery fund, 760 Calvary Church Road, Chester, SC 29706.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Betty McWatters

BLACKSTOCK - Mrs. Betty McCarley McWatters, 100, of 2317 Country Side Drive died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Concord Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Forrest Musselman and Dale Roddey officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Blackstock, Mrs. McWatters was the daughter of the late William M. McCollum and Nannie Jane Gordon McCollum. She was the widow of Sylvester McWatters. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Jessie M. Bagley and Margaret Douglas, both of Blackstock; her son, Wallace S. McWatters of Blackstock; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Concord Presbyterian Cemetery Fund, c/o of Sarah Brice, 12646 Highway 321 N., Blackstock, SC 29014.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Ida Robinson

KERSHAW - Mrs. Ida Eason Robinson, 82, of 4506 Victory Road died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. Robert Jeske and Randall Runion officiating. Burial will be at Kershaw City Cemetery.

A native of Monroe, N.C., Mrs. Robinson was the daughter of the late Sanford R. Eason and Sarah Tadlock Eason. She was the widow of Arthur Franklin Robinson. She was a member of the Flat Creek Baptist Church and retired from Springs Industries.

Surviving are two sons, James "Winkie" Robinson of Cheraw and Thomas W. Robinson of Kershaw; her daughter, Carolyn R. LeGrande of Kershaw; her brother, Parvin Eason of Ruby; seven grandchildren; 21 grandchildren; and two great-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 Kershaw City Cemetery, P.O. Box 1, Kershaw, SC 20967.

Joe Stewart

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Harmony United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Shuler officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Stewart was a native of Chester County. He was a supervisor of golf course maintenance. He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church and attended the public schools of Chester County.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Williams; two sons, Dwayne Davis of Chester and Joey M. Stewart of the home; his stepson, Anthony Williams of Rock Hill; his father, Allen Wilson of Rock Hill; his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Stewart of Rock Hill; six brothers, James Stewart, David Stewart, Mark Wilson, Jody Wilson, Howard Wilson and Donnie Wilson, all of Rock Hill; 10 sisters, Beatrice Hyman of Columbia, Cora Boyd, Betty Stewart, Wanda Stewart, Debbie Agurs, Patricia Wilson, Trina Wilson, Susie Wilson, Ann Barnette and Mattie Caldwell, all of Rock Hill; and his step grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the home and at 320 Marshall St.

The body will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Monday.

Mac Walker

LAKE WYLIE - Mr. Mac Nelson Walker, 80, of 603 Hamilton Harbor Drive died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The memorial service will be 11 a.m. today at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Russ Brown officiating.

A native of Altamont, Ill., Mr. Walker was the son of John Henry Walker and Alice Hannah Eikenberry Walker. He was retired from Dow Chemical Co.

Surviving are his wife, Glenda Bottoms Walker; two daughters, Linda Gaertner of Lake Wylie and Nancy Hudock of Punxsutawney, Pa.; his sister, Patricia Hunt of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

Johnny Barr Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Johnny Barr Jr., 48, of Hoyles Street died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Prospect Baptist Church, with the Rev. C.B. Montgomery officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Barr was a handyman at Farmer's Exchange. He was educated in York County public schools.

Survivors include his mother, Lois Cassell Barr of the home; his adopted brother, Frankie Brice of Rock Hill; and two sisters, Patricia Barr of Rock Hill and Deborah B. Hayden of Van Wyck.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Parker Funeral Home.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 8 tonight and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Ola Cairco

FORT MILL - Mrs. Ola Weaver Cairco, 95, of Fort Mill, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill.

Mrs. Cairco, a homemaker and member of the Fort Mill Church of God, was the widow of Floyd Cairco.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wolfe Funeral Home, Fort Mill.

Brenda Pride Edwards

RIVERDALE, Md. - Ms. Brenda Pride Edwards of Riverdale died Thursday, April 15, 1999.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Harmony United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Shuler officiating and the Rev. T.R. Jones assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Edwards attended the public school of York and Chester counties. She was a member of Second New St. Paul Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and was employed by the Department of Defense for 17 years.

Surviving are her parents, Nathaniel and Ethel Agurs of Rock Hill and Robert Gladden Sr. of Richburg; her son, Charles E. Edwards Jr. of the home; her daughter, Carlette Johnson Miller of Silver Spring, Md.; five sisters, Kim Clayton of Rock Hill, Elsie Akinboboa of Upper Marlboro, Md., Gloria Gladden of Washington, D.C., Cathy Mobley of Fort Lawn and Dorothy Gladden of Richburg; seven brothers, Waymon Agurs of Charlotte, Bernard Agurs, Louis Agurs and Blaine Gladden of Rock Hill, Desmond Gladden of Washing-ton, D.C., and Roger Gladden and Robert Gladden of Richburg; and two grandchildren.

The body will be on view tonight from 7 to 8 at Robinson Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The family will receive friends at 319 Rich St.

John Barr Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. John Barr Jr., 48, of 1122 Hoyle St. died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at his home.

Arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Lillia Gilliam

UNION - Mrs. Lillia Gilliam, 86, died Friday, April 16, 1999.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul Baptist Church, Union, with the Rev. Isaiah Harvey officiating. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilliam was born in Fairfield County. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Roosevelt Gilliam of Lancaster; her brother, Clarence Trapp of Detroit, Mich.; three grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, 912 Clinton Ave., Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to the Mama Lillia Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1114, Lancaster, SC 29721, in lieu of flowers.

McMullen Funeral Home, Lancaster, is in charge.

Therese Kusk

CHESTERFIELD, Mich. -Mrs. Therese Lucht Kusk, 87, formerly of Rock Hill, died Friday, April 16, 1999.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Bass Funeral Home, with Deacon Jim Hyland officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Germany, Mrs. Kusk was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. She was the widow of Evald Kusk.

Surviving are two sons, Heinz W. Boden of Leesburg, Fla., and Manfred A. Boden of St. Clair, Mich.; her daughter, Rese Richter of Palm Coast, Fla.; her sister, Johanna Hammes of Germany; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the S.C. Commission for the Blind, 339 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Joseph Mitch

FORT MILL - Mr. Joseph E. Mitch, 80, of 165 Cedar Hollow died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at Mount Zion Foursquare Church in Pineville, N.C.

A native of Missoula, Mont., Mr. Mitch graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. He then graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., with a master's degree in electrical engineering.

Mr. Mitch is survived by his wife, Mary S. Mitch; two daughters, Margaret Phelps of Park Forest, Ill., and Ann Mitch-Resignalo of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sons, Robert Mitch of Oregon and James Mitch of Masury, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joseph Mitch at Mount Zion Foursquare Church.

Luther Sadler

SHARON - Mr. Luther Lamar Sadler, 77, of Sharon died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Dowdy Gardner Nursing Home in Richland County.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Gene Thompson officiating.

A native of Sharon, Mr. Sadler was a graduate of Sharon High School and attended Carolina Business School. He was a member of Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is his brother, Oscar Sadler of Sharon.

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

Memorials may be made to the Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Association in care of Rusty Thomson, 2390 Thomson Quarter Road, Sharon, SC 29741.

Bratton Funeral Home is in charge.

Troy Tilley

BISHOPVILLE - Mr. Troy Edward Tilley, 36, of Bishopville, formerly of Rock Hill, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Toumey Hospital in Sumter.

The funeral will be 7 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating. The burial will be private.

Surviving are two brothers, Steve Tilley of Coachville, Pa., and Herman E. Tilley of West Chester, Pa.; and three sisters, Rachel Schwoerer of Coachville, Dianne Greenier of Lakeland, Fla., and Debra Burkey of Winnsboro.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Lois Weller

SHARON - Mrs. Lois Hope White Weller, 71, of Sharon died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. A.B. Plexico officiating and the Revs. James McGill and Gerald Ramsey assisting. Burial will be at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

A Sharon native, Mrs. Weller was an inn keeper. She was a member of Ocean Grove Women's Club in Ocean Grove, N.J., and of Thrift United Methodist Church in Charlotte.

Surviving are four brothers, Bob White, Lyndel White and Paul White, all of Sharon, and Joe White of Rock Hill; and her sister, Isabel White Moore of Charlotte.

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

Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 3852 Woodlawn St., Sharon, SC 29742, and to Thrift United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 205, Paul Creek, NC 28130.

Bratton Funeral Home is in charge.

Lillia Gilliam

UNION - Mrs. Lillia Gilliam, 86, died Friday, April 16, 1999.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul Baptist Church, Union, with the Rev. Isaiah Harvey officiating. Burial will be at Rosemont Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilliam was born in Fairfield County. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Roosevelt Gilliam of Lancaster; her brother, Clarence Trapp of Detroit, Mich.; three grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, 912 Clinton Ave., Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to the Mama Lillia Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1114, Lancaster, SC 29721, in lieu of flowers.

McMullen Funeral Home, Lancaster, is in charge.

Joseph Mitch

FORT MILL - Mr. Joseph E. Mitch, 80, of 165 Cedar Hollow died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at Mount Zion Foursquare Church in Pineville, N.C.

A native of Missoula, Mont., Mr. Mitch graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. He then graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., with a master's degree in electrical engineering.

Mr. Mitch is survived by his wife, Mary S. Mitch; two daughters, Margaret Phelps of Park Forest, Ill., and Ann Mitch-Resignalo of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two sons, Robert Mitch of Oregon and James Mitch of Masury, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Joseph Mitch at Mount Zion Foursquare Church.

Therese Kusk

CHESTERFIELD, Mich. -"Mrs. Therese Lucht Kusk, 87, formerly of Rock Hill, died Friday, April 16, 1999.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Bass Funeral Home, with Deacon Jim Hyland officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Germany, Mrs. Kusk was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. She was the widow of Evald Kusk.

Surviving are two sons, Heinz W. Boden of Leesburg, Fla., and Manfred A. Boden of St. Clair, Mich.; her daughter, Rese Richter of Palm Coast, Fla.; her sister, Johanna Hammes of Germany; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the S.C. Commission for the Blind, 339 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Luther Sadler

SHARON - Mr. Luther Lamar Sadler, 77, of Sharon died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Dowdy Gardner Nursing Home in Richland County.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Gene Thompson officiating.

A native of Sharon, Mr. Sadler was a graduate of Sharon High School and attended Carolina Business School. He was a member of Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is his brother, Oscar Sadler of Sharon.

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

Memorials may be made to the Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery Association in care of Rusty Thomson, 2390 Thomson Quarter Road, Sharon, SC 29741.

Bratton Funeral Home is in charge.

Troy Tilley

BISHOPVILLE - Mr. Troy Edward Tilley, 36, of Bishopville, formerly of Rock Hill, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Toumey Hospital in Sumter.

The funeral will be 7 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating. The burial will be private.

Surviving are two brothers, Steve Tilley of Coachville, Pa., and Herman E. Tilley of West Chester, Pa.; and three sisters, Rachel Schwoerer of Coachville, Dianne Greenier of Lakeland, Fla., and Debra Burkey of Winnsboro.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Lois Weller

SHARON - Mrs. Lois Hope White Weller, 71, of Sharon died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. A.B. Plexico officiating and the Revs. James McGill and Gerald Ramsey assisting. Burial will be at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

A Sharon native, Mrs. Weller was an inn keeper. She was a member of Ocean Grove Women's Club in Ocean Grove, N.J., and of Thrift United Methodist Church in Charlotte.

Surviving are four brothers, Bob White, Lyndel White and Paul White, all of Sharon, and Joe White of Rock Hill; and her sister, Isabel White Moore of Charlotte.

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

Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 3852 Woodlawn St., Sharon, SC 29742, and to Thrift United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 205, Paul Creek, NC 28130.

Bratton Funeral Home is in charge. 


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