Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Flossie Brown

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Flossie Jeter Brown, formerly of Rock Hill, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Sherman McBeth officiating and the Rev. Z. B. Wells assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown was a native of Union County. She was a member of New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church for more than 50 years.

The body will be placed in the church at noon Friday. The family will receive friends at 12:30 p.m.

Edna Burgess

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Edna Bruton Burgess, 41, of Lesslie died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Mercy Hospital South in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jerry Devinney and Jimmy Holley officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Burgess was a native of York County and was a daughter of Mary Bruton Weckesser and the late Billie G. Bruton Sr. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and was employed at Spencer Gifts Inc. in Pineville, N.C., as a warehouse supervisor.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Charlie R. Burgess Jr. of the home; two sons, Chris Burgess of Rock Hill and Jason Burgess of the home; two brothers, Thomas D. Bruton of York and Richard D. Bruton of Rock Hill; her sister, Sondra B. Medford of Rock Hill; her grandfather, Lester T. King of Rock Hill; and her grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Burgess Sr., 1956 Mount Holly Road.

Memorials may be made to Eastside Baptist Church building fund, 318 N. Jones St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Kay Cairnes

LANCASTER - Mrs. Kay Frances Merritt Cairnes, 46, of 1205 University Drive died Monday, April 19, 1999, at her home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Mahaffey Funeral Home, with Dr. James D. Spencer III officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Cairnes was born in Lancaster County and was the daughter of Wilhelmina Lloyd Merritt and the late Kay Dee Merritt. She was an employee of Springs Industries customer service center and a member of Second Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, Ronnie William Cairnes Jr. of Heath Springs and Charles "Chuck" Allen Cairnes of Lancaster; and her grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Joanna Good

CLOVER - Mrs. Joanna Jones Good, 64, of 415 Cedar Grove Road died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Bratton Funeral Home in York.

Further arrangements will be announced by Bratton Funeral Home.

Marion Hamilton

LEXINGTON - Mrs. Marion Hinson Hamilton, 88, of the Presbyterian Home of South Carolina in Lexington, formerly of Lancaster, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Ernest Thompson, Samuel N. Thomas and Dr. Matthew Covington officiating.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Hamilton was a daughter of the late Edgar Julian Hinson and Nannie McCardell Hinson. She was a graduate of Winthrop College, a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Hamilton was the widow of Andrew Robinson Hamilton.

Surviving are her son, Andrew R. Hamilton Jr. of Hartsville; two daughters, Andrea H. Duncan of Charlotte and Lucy Lewis of Houston; her brother, E. Julian Hinson Jr. of Columbia; two sisters, Helen H. Robertson of Charlotte and Nancy H. Cox of Darlington; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends immediately after the service.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 990, Lancaster, SC 29721 or to Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, 700 Davega Drive, Lexington, SC 29073.

Walter Helms

Rock Hill - Mr. Walter J. Helms of Rock Hill died Monday, April 19, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital in Salisbury, N.C.

A graveside service will be 4 p.m. today at Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe, N.C.

Mr. Helms was born in Union County, N.C., and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth H. Helms, of the home; his son, Leon Helms of Columbia; his daughter, Lynn H. Patterson of Rock Hill; and his granddaughter, Carrie Patterson of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until the service at McEwen Funeral Home in Monroe, N.C.

Memorials may be made to the N.C. State Veterans Home Trust Fund, c/o N.C. Division of Veteran Affairs, Albemarle Building 1065, 325 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27603.

Joy Hudson

CHESTER - Mrs. Joy Louise Hudson, 66, of 108 Branch St. died Monday, April 19, 1999, at her home.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Barron Funeral, with the Rev. Thomas Morrison officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Born in Charlotte, Mrs. Hudson was the daughter of Victor B. Lockey and Valarie Lockey. A retired registered nurse with Chester County Hospital, Mrs. Hudson was a graduate of Harding High School, Belmont Abbey Community College and Mercy Nursing School.

She was the widow of Joseph B. Hudson Jr.

Surviving are two sons, Joe Hudson and Vick Hudson, both of Chester; her daughter, Sally Hudson of Chester; two brothers, Gene Lockey of Greenville and Jimmy Lockey of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Joann Fowler and Patsy Wylie, both of Charlotte; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association of South Carolina, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260.

John McAteer

LANCASTER - Mr. John Barton McAteer, 88, of 1347 Lymon Reece Road died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Frans Residential Care.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh ARP Church cemetery, with the Rev. Cecil N. Johnson officiating.

A native of Union County, N.C., Mr. McAteer was the son of the late Robert W. Barton and Lillie Plyer McAteer. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

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

Robert Mitchell

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Robert Cavin Mitchell, 54, of 2705 Remington St., formerly of Rock Hill, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pineville AME Zion Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Eugene Goodwin officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Mitchell was the son of the late Robert Mitchell and Henrietta Page Mitchell. He was a member of Pineville AME Zion Church, attended York County public schools and was a former employee of the city of Charlotte parks and recreation department.

Surviving are his wife, Ola Mae Mitchell; two sons, Calvin F. Mitchell of San Bernardino, Calif., and Robert C. Mitchell of Long Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Niki Mitchell and Denise Mitchell, both of Long Beach; four brothers, Albert Mitchell and Glenn Mitchell, both of Rock Hill, Harris Mitchell of Gastonia, N.C., and James Mitchell of York; two sisters, Annie Perry and Carolyn Matthews, both of York; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at King Funeral Home, 4000 Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte.

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

Allen Schaefer

FORT MILL - Mr. Allen Louis Schaefer, 56, died Friday, April 16, 1999, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

The funeral will be 7 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Roseville, Calif. A later service will be in Charlotte in May.

Mr. Schaefer was a native of Ontario, Ore., and was the son of Louis Schaefer and Mildred Schaefer. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1960 and obtained a business degree from Washington State University in 1967. He was employed by Hyster Co. for 25 years. In 1992, he joined Wrenn-Brungart in Charlotte, where he was the vice president and division general manager.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Schaefer; two daughters, Ann Marie Estacio of Shingle Springs, Calif., and Kristina Hengst of Auburn, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Church building fund, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226 or the Diabetes Association.

Vernon Weaver 

FORT MILL - Mr. Vernon B. Weaver, 83, of 1036 Maxwell Mill Road died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Colony House, 1036 Maxwell Mill Road, with the Rev. Paul Harmon officiating. Burial will be 3 p.m. at Philadelphia United Methodist Church.

Mr. Weaver was a native of Orange County, N.C. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy SeaBees. Formerly of Durham, N.C., he retired from Long Meadow Farms, where he was the plant supervisor for many years. He was a member of the Elks Club of Durham, the VFW and Lakewood Baptist Church.

Mr. Weaver was the son of the late C.H. "Doc" Weaver and Hattie Sparrow Weaver. He was the widower of Rebecca Allen Weaver.

Surviving are his son, Bill Weaver of Tega Cay; his brother, Paul Weaver of Durham; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of Philadelphia United Methodist Church after the graveside service.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge. 

William Davis Sr.

VALDESE, N.C. - Mr. William Earl Davis Sr., 81, 308 N. Rodoret St., died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Grace Hospital.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Hickory, N.C., with the Rev. Jeff Johnsen officiating.

A native of Catawba County, N.C., he was a son of the late William Earl Davis and Flossie Witherspoon Davis. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Lovelady Masonic Lodge No. 670, Hickory York Rite Bodies and Oasis Temple in Charlotte. He was the owner of Davis Electric Co.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia Abernethy Davis; two sons, William Davis III of Hickory and Richard E. Davis of Connelly Springs, N.C.; two daughters, Virginia D. Rector of Drexel, N.C., and Martha Davis of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Helen Davis Bernard of Connelly Springs, N.C., and Frances Davis Ellison of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends today at home.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Germain Ave. SE, Valdese, NC 28690.

Kirksey Family Funeral Care is in charge.

Joe Dawkins

RICHBURG - Mr. Joe Gaston Dawkins, 67, of 3303 Edgeland Road died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The graveside funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lando Cemetery with the Revs. Lafon Hardy and Richard Harrison officiating.

A native of Chester County, Mr. Dawkins attended the schools of Chester County and was retired from Monetta Mill at Lando. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was the son of the late Edward Brice Dawkins Sr. and Sadie Allen Dawkins.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Thomas Dawkins; his son, Joseph "Joey" Dawkins of Edgemoor; his daughter, Cheryl Blackwell of Richburg; his brother, Edward B. Dawkins Jr. of Cayce; three sisters, Polly Culp of Chester, Dorothy Mobley of Chester and Willette Ernandez of Richburg; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Lando Cemetery Fund, c/o Lando Baptist Church, P.O. Box 198, Lando, SC 29724.

James Evans

BOSTON - Mr. James Evans, formerly of Chester, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital.

The family will receive friends at the home of Councilman George Guy, 118 Cushman Drive.

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

Joanna Good

CLOVER - Mrs. Joanna Jones Good, 64, of 415 Cedar Grove Road died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Bratton Funeral Home in York, with the Rev. Robert Sprinkle officiating and the Revs. Samuel B. Hoyt and Wallace Tinsley assisting. Burial will be at Beersheba Presbyterian Church cemetery in York.

A native of York County, Mrs. Good was a daughter of the late Robert E. Jones and Bertha Callahan Jones. She was a secretary with the Department of Social Services. She was a member of Temple Presbyterian Church in America.

Surviving are her husband, J. Henry Good; three sons, Robert Good, Gary Good, and Keith Good, all of York; her daughter, Genevieve Good English of York; her sister, Rebecca Jones Taylor of York; and seven grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Temple Presbyterian Church in America, P.O. Box 733, York, SC 29745.

Lessie Love

LANCASTER - Mrs. Lessie Stacks Love, 80, a resident of Helms Gordon Nursing Center in Fort Lawn, died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the nursing center.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday at Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, with Harold Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Union County, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Mr. Dexter Stacks and Mrs. Bessie Gettis Stacks. She was the widow of Charles Ray Love Sr. She was retired from Johnson Manufacturing Company and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Bobby Ray Love; two brothers, Johnny Stacks of Kershaw and Paul Stacks of Lancaster; three sisters, J.T. Stacks Sowell, Judy King and Frances Steele, all of Lancaster, three grandsons and two great-grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hartley Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 1116, Lancaster, SC 29720.

The family will be at the home of her son, Bobby Ray Love, 2041 Strafford Drive in Arrowood.

Robert Mitchell

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Robert Cavin Mitchell, 54, of 2705 Remington St., formerly of Rock Hill, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Pineville AME Zion Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Eugene Goodwin officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Mitchell was the son of the late Robert Mitchell and Henrietta Page Mitchell. He was a member of Pineville AME Zion Church, attended York County public schools and was a former employee of the city of Charlotte parks and recreation department.

Surviving are two sons, Calvin F. Mitchell of San Bernardino, Calif., and Robert C. Mitchell of Long Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Santarisha Mitchell of Los Angeles and Denise Mitchell of Orange County, Calif., who are the children of Dorothy Mitchell of Long Beach, Calif.; his wife, Ola Mae Mitchell; four brothers, Albert Mitchell and Glenn Mitchell, both of Rock Hill, Harris Mitchell of Gastonia, N.C., and James Mitchell of York; two sisters, Annie Perry and Barbara Matthews, both of York; and eight grandchildren.

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

Annie Patterson

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Annie Cloud Patterson, 49, of 3075 Scott Road in the Bakertown community died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home of Great Falls.

Lee Reid Jr.

CHESTER - Mr. Lee Reid Jr., 50, of 125 Harris St. died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Chester Memorial Gardens, with Dr. Dwight Pearson officiating.

A native of Chester, Mr. Reid was the son of Esther Leone Reid Jones and the late Walter Lee Reid Sr. He worked for MegaStar Apparel and was a member of Purity Presbyterian Church and graduated from Chester High School.

Surviving are his wife, Cathy Y. Reid; four daughters, Kelley R. Going of Chester, Nikki Reid of Chester, Susan Riddle of Alpena, Mich., and Sandra Hinson of Edgemoor; his mother, Esther L. Jones of Chester; a brother, Ronnie Reid of Chester, three sisters, Patricia R. Clack of Chester, Dorothy R. Williams of Great Falls and Mildred Henderson of Chester and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Chester A.R.P. Church, PO Box 174, Chester, SC 29706.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the home at 125 Harris St.

Ola Rivers

CHESTERFIELD - Mrs. Ola Gulledge Rivers, 95, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999.

The funeral will be 5 p.m. today at Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial will be at Hurst Cemetery.

A native of Chesterfield, Mrs. Rivers was a daughter of the late James W. Gulledge and Mary Charlotte Green Gulledge. She was the widow of Jesse S. Rivers. She was a homemaker and member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry Rivers of Hartsville and James Cleveland Rivers of Rock Hill; two daughters, Sybil Gainey and Daisy Bryte Sellers, both of Chesterfield; her brother, Paul Gulledge of Chesterfield; her sister, Elizabeth Davidson of Taylors; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, Route 2, Box 150, Chesterfield, SC 29079.

Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home is in charge.

William Ruppe

YORK - Mr. William Mace Ruppe, 79, of 3692 Woodstream Road died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Service's Southside Chapel in Gastonia, with the Rev. Jerry Bryant officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of Marion County, Mr. Ruppe was the son of Joseph S. Ruppe and Daisy Tanner Ruppe. He was a retired sales representative for MTS Industries. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ruppe received the bronze star award. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Filbert, VFW Post 23 in Gastonia and the Last Man's Club. Military rites at the funeral will be given by the World War II Last Man's Club.

Surviving are his wife, Sylvia V. Ruppe of the home; his son, James Arnold Ruppe of Gastonia, N.C.; his daughter, Donna Styles of Clover; his brother, John Morgan Ruppe of Clover; his sister, Ila Whitesides of Clover and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Greene Funeral Service from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Elizabeth Smith

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Elizabeth A. "Beth" Smith, 53, of Rock Hill died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held 6:30 p.m. Friday at Park Baptist Church, with the Rev. Eddie Ramsey officiating,

Born in Anderson, Mrs. Smith was of the Baptist faith and was active in the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in Rock Hill and the P.T.A. at Northside Elementary School.

Mrs. Smith was the widow of Harold B. Smith Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Sabrina Smith Moses of Fort Mill; her son, Harold Barton Smith of Rock Hill; her sister Doris A. Taylor of Anderson and four granddaughters.

The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Medical University of S.C., 171 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 29425 or to the Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 717 E. Main St., Rock Hill, 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Lovett Williams

FORT LAWN - Mr. Lovett Clyde "Sonny" Williams, 53, of 5651 Diamond Lane died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester. 


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