Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Marion Brakefield

YORK - Mr. Marion William Brakefield, 73, of 1150 Turkey Creek Road died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hickory Grove Church of God, with the Rev. Roger Nix officiating and the Revs. John P. Smith and Gene Hancock assisting. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York.

A native of Union, Mr. Brakefield was a son of the late Clarence Brakefield and Nora Rochester Brakefield. He was a former owner and operator of restaurants. He was a former member of the York Rescue Squad. He was an active member of the Hickory Grove Church of God and donated more than six gallons of blood to the American Red Cross.

Surviving are his wife, Gracie Sams Brakefield; three sons, Marion Brakefield Jr. of Chesterfield, Jimmy Brakefield of Lexington and Tommy Brakefield of York; four daughters, Mozelle "Mo" Reeves of York, Linda Pullan of Winnsboro, Laura Brazzil of Clover and Delaine Byrum of Hickory Grove; two brothers, Charles Brakefield and Howard Brakefield, both of York; two sisters, Louise B. Teague of York and Shirley B. Childers of Sharon; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Hazel Brown

FORT MILL - Mrs. Hazel Pauline Lawson Brown, 94, of Fort Mill died Monday, April 26, 1999, at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill.

Arrangements will be announced by Wolfe Funeral Home.

A native of Mayfield, Ky., Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Joseph Nathin Lawson and Ima Sue Drinkard Lawson. She was the widow of John S. Brown. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Larry Kelly Sr.

KERSHAW - Mr. Larry Lee Kelly Sr., 49, of 731 Boonetown Road died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ed Stokes officiating. Burial will be at Refuge Baptist Church cemetery.

A native of Camden, Mr. Kelly was a son of the late George Haney "Cap" Kelly and Zetta Shehorne Kelly. He was employed by Springs Industries and a member of Refuge Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Bryson Kelly; his son, Larry Lee Kelly Jr. of Kershaw; two daughters, Larriette Kelly and Destiney Kelly, both of Kershaw; three brothers, William Kelly, J.B. Kelly and Carroll Haney Kelly, all of Kershaw; his sister, Fleeter Mae Kelly of Camden; and four grandchildren.

Jonathan Kiser Jr.

CHARLESTON - Jonathan Noel "Jack" Kiser Jr., the infant son of Jonathan Kiser Sr. and Leslie Greer Kiser of Mount Pleasant, died Friday, April 23, 1999, at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church in Charleston, with Pastor Donald Day officiating. Burial will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his paternal grandparents, Delano L. Kiser Sr. and Nedra Kiser of Rock Hill; his maternal grandparents, Ralph W. Greer Jr. and Reginia Greer of Union; his uncle, Del Kiser Jr. of Rock Hill; and two aunts, Toni Greer of Union and Amy Kiser of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at the Molly Weir Fellowship Hall, First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, from noon to 2 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to MUSC Children's Fund, 171 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 29425.

J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Funeral Chapel, is in charge.

Diane Price

SPARTANBURG - Mrs. Diane Elizabeth Tobias Price, 49, of Spartanburg died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland United Methodist Church in Rock Hill, with the Revs. Thomas Pietilla and Cooper Stonestreet officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Price was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church until she married and moved to Charlotte. She joined Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and deaconess for many years. She was a former owner and dance instructor at Fred Astaire Studio in Asheville, N.C. She was office manager at Chestnut Antique Galleries in Spartanburg. She was a daughter of the late Arthur McNeal Tobias Sr.

Surviving are her son, John Michael Price of Charlotte; her mother and stepfather, Mary and Tom Edwards of Rock Hill; her sister, Carol Tobias Privette of Nashville, N.C.; two brothers, Arthur McNeal Tobias Jr. of Charlotte and Michael Jeffrey Tobias of Gastonia; her stepsister, Tommie Jones of Redland, Calif.; her niece and four nephews.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Edwards, 905 Ragin Lane, Rock Hill.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruth Sadler

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ruth Hoy Sadler, 95, of 1330 India Hook Road died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at Westminster Towers.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. E. Ray Mohrmann officiating, followed by a lunch at the church. Afterward, the cremains will be placed in the Grace Lutheran Church Cremains Garden.

A native of Steelton, Pa., Mrs. Sadler was a daughter of the late William C. Hoy and Jenny Henninger Hoy. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Prior to moving to Rock Hill, she was a member of Good Sheperd Lutheran Church in Seminole, Fla., for 10 years and Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., for 20 years and Martha Circle.

Mrs. Sadler was a member of AARP, the Shepherd's Center in Rock Hill, the Retired Teachers of Pennsylvania and the National Retired Teachers of America. She earned her bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., and her master's degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. She taught school in Pennsylvania for 35 years.

While teaching in Watsontown, Pa., she was a Tri-Hi-Y leader, a YWCA/YMCA program for youth. When she taught in Milton, Pa., she was involved with the Senior Girl Scouts and was president of the Business and Professional Women's Club. She was a member of the Retired Teachers of Milton Area Schools and the Retired Teachers of North Thumberland County. While in St. Petersburg, Fla., she was secretary for All State Retired Teachers, serving several terms.

Surviving are her niece, Nancy E. Carter of Charlotte; her nephew, the Rev. Neal W. Edwards of Griffin, Ga.; three great nieces; her great-nephew; two great-great-nephews; and her stepdaughter, Harriett Sadler Arthur of St. Petersburg, Fla.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the community room at Westminster Towers. Refreshments will be served.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice or to Grace Lutheran Church Cremains Garden or Music Committee, 426 W. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Minnie Bennett

GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Minnie Carpenter Bennett, 90, formerly of Oak Street, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Great Falls Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Revs. Legrande Taylor and Lawrence Leonhardt officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A native of Lincoln County, N.C., Mrs. Bennett was a daughter of the late Charles Plato Carpenter and Mattie Bright Carpenter. She was the widow of James Hunter Bennett. Mrs. Bennett was retired from J.P. Stevens Co. and was a member of Great Falls Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Joyce B. Neal of Columbia; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Falcon Children's Home, P.O. Box 39, Falcon, NC 28342.

James Clark Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Marshall Clark Jr., 44, of 1113 Burton St., formerly of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday at Rogers Memorial ARP Church, with the Rev. Steve Reynolds officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

A native of Marietta, Ohio, Mr. Clark was a son of Garnet Wine Clark of Belpre, Ohio, and the late James Marshall Clark Sr. He was a retired carpenter, a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of the Frank Roach American Legion Post 34 and the Disabled Veterans Chapter 46. He attended Marietta Bible College in Marietta, Ohio. He was a member of Rogers Memorial ARP Church, where he taught Sunday school.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Gena Flowers Clark; his son, Joshua Clark of the home; his stepson, Zachary Cash of Cleveland, Ga.; two daughters, Trisha Waller of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Amanda Fairchild of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Jessica Cash of the home; two brothers, Roy Clark of Columbus, Ohio, and David Clark of Belpre, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans of York County, Chapter 46, c/o Bill Stewart, 1205 Roundtree Circle, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

John Hinson

CHESTER - Mr. John Jackson Hinson, 70, of 121 Wilson St. died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Chester Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Clay Waldrip officiating.

A native of Kershaw, Mr. Hinson was a son of Jack Hinson and Julia Robinson Hinson. He was a retired supervisor at Springs Industries, was a member of First Baptist Church and was a former member of Parkway Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He attended Flat Creek High School.

Surviving are his wife, Vera C. "Dot" Hinson; his son, Dale Hinson of Chester; two daughters, Gail Reeves of Chester and Teresa Ruark of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Donald "Mac" Hinson of Lancaster and Harry Hinson of Kershaw; his sister, Betty Bell of Kershaw; 10 grandchildren; and his great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 518, Chester, SC 29706.

The family will receive friends at home.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Sylvia McCrimmen

CLARKTON, N.C. - Mrs. Sylvia White Kirkpatrick McCrimmen, formerly of Chester, died Monday, April 26, 1999, in Clarkton, N.C.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Clarkton, with the Rev. A.P. Floyd officiating. Another service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Chester, with the Rev. Charles Pratt officiating. Burial will at the Gethsemane church cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. McCrimmen was a daughter of the late Lorenda White and John White. She attended Chester County public schools and joined Gethsemane Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, James McCrimmen; two sons, William Kirkpatrick and Phillip Green, both of Chester; four daughters, Charlene Sabrec, Gertrude Worthy and Ronda Neal, all of Chester, and Sandra Harmon of Chester, Pa.; and her brother, Thaddus White of Chester, Pa.

The body may be viewed from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road.

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

The family will be at the home of Emma White, 103 Center St. Apt. 44, Chester.

Peggy Rippy

ROCK HILL - Ms. Peggy Alexander Hewett Rippy, 61, of 424 Maywood Drive died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dexter Lambert officiating. Burial will be private.

A native of Monroe, N.C., Ms. Rippy was a daughter of Sadie McManus Alexander of Rock Hill and the late Page Alexander. Ms. Rippy was a retiree of Frito Lay Inc. in Charlotte and worked with A&P Food Stores in Rock Hill for 23 years. She was a member of Grace Ministries Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are Haynes R. Hewett of Calabash, N.C.; her son, Gregory Eston Hewett of Rock Hill; her daughter, Teresa Hewett Rice of Rock Hill; her brother, Bill Alexander of Rock Hill; her sister; Anne Winchester of Lancaster; and four grandchildren, Casey, Brandy, Amanda and Alex.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Grace Ministries building fund, 1511 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Teresa Williams

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Teresa Lynn "Terrie" Boone Williams, 39, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church, with pastors Larry Williams and Carl Williams officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Williams was a daughter of the late William C. "Bill" Boone and Aileen Moore Boone. She was employed with Celanese Corp. and American Studios. She was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her husband, Billy R. Williams; her daughter, Shannon Marie Williams of Rock Hill; and her stepson, Billy R. Williams Jr. of Rock Hill.

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

Memorials may be made to the Terrie Williams Funeral Fund c/o Wolfe Funeral Home, 314 Spratt St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Caroline Arsenault

LANCASTER - Caroline Elizabeth Arsenault, infant daughter of Timothy James and Kendra Kae Raphael Arsenault died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

A memorial service will be Saturday at Cornerstone Bible Church.

Surviving in addition to her parents are two brothers, Noah Taylor Arsenault and Josiah Jordan, both of Lancaster; her maternal grandparents, Ken and Judy Raphael of Lodi, Calif.; and her paternal grandfather, Arthur Joseph Arsenault Jr. of Inyokern, Calif.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Carey

FORT MILL - Mr. Robert G. Carey, 71, of 916 Cadogan Court died Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home in Newtown, Pa. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Trenton, N.J.

A native of Trenton, Mr. Carey was a son of the late Thomas Carey and Miriam Jones Carey. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Carey lived in Fort Mill for six years and was formerly of Newtown. He retired as manager of the American Water Works of Yardley after 42 years. He was a member of the Yardley Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Washington Crossing Rotary Club. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Yardley Country Club for more than 16 years.

Surviving are his wife, Doris McIntyre Carey of Fort Mill; his son, Robert G. Carey Jr. of Levittown, Pa.; his daughter, Robin Breeman of Levittown; his stepson, Timothy Brown of Fairless Hills, Pa.; his stepdaughter, Kimberly Weinberg of Bristol, Pa.; his brother, Thomas Carey of Morrisville, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Yardley Post No. 6393, Newtown Yardley Road, Yardley, PA 19067 or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260.

Vernon Catoe

LANCASTER - Mr. Vernon Catoe, 73, of 1008 Hudson St. died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ron Gregory officiating. Burial will be at West Side Cemetery.

A native of Lancaster, Mr. Catoe was a son of the late Wesley Burrell Catoe and Oddie Talbert Catoe. He was retired from the Navy. He was a member of the Glenwood Heights Baptist Church and was the retired owner-operator of the Cedar Creek Amoco Bait and Tackle Shop.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Dabney Catoe; and his brother, Claude Catoe of Hannibal, Mo.

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 Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, 600 Nichols Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Marion Derrick

SALUDA - Mr. Marion Bankston Derrick, 66, of Route 3, Old Chappells Ferry Road died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Gassaway United Methodist Church cemetery.

A native of Saluda County, Mr. Derrick was a son of the late Fred William Derrick and Edith Banks Derrick. He was a graduate of Newberry College and received his master's degree from the University of South Carolina. He served in the Coast Guard and was a retired principal of Saluda Elementary School. He was church organist for Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, where he was a member, and Saluda Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three brothers, John W. Derrick of Ware Shoals, the Rev. Allen Derrick of Richburg and Doyle Derrick of Charleston; and his sister, Annette Derrick of Saluda.

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

Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, new property fund, 103 N. Calhoun St., Saluda, SC 29138 or to the charity of one's choice.

James Galloway

ROCK HILL - Mr. James D. Galloway, 91, of 1330 India Hook Road died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Bishopville, Mr. Galloway was a son of the late James Dalton Galloway and Kathryn Jane Arail McCaskill Galloway. He was the widower of Marian Elizabeth Reames Galloway.

Mr. Galloway was a retired merchant and member of St. John's United Methodist Church and its men's Bible class. He was a member of Kiwanis Club and served on the boards of the YMCA, the Salvation Army and the Rock Hill Area Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving are his son, James D. Galloway Jr. of Rock Hill; his daughter, Mary Jane Galloway Quattlebaum of Greenville; his sister, Sara Ackerman of Columbia; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Westminster Towers Community Room.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 149, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Loueelza Hailey

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Loueelza Gregory Hailey, 73, of 323D North Jones Ave. died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Gilbert Jackson Jr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Gilbert Jackson Jr., 14, of 1029 Albert St. died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Marceline Kerr

COLUMBIA - Mrs. Marceline Dease Kerr, 68, of Columbia died Thursday, April 29, 1999.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Taylor Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Kerr was a daughter of the late Gilmore Dease and Avie Swink Dease. She was the widow of George Lee "Joe" Kerr. She was an accountant for 43 years, national director of National Society of Accountants for five years and a former member of the board of directors for the South Carolina Association of Public Accountants. She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her son, Joe Kerr of Irmo; her daughter, Katherine Kerr of Columbia; four sisters, Leatrice Addy of West Columbia, and Phyllis Minton, Voncile Hutto and Judy Covington, all of Rock Hill; three grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight at Talbert-Shives Funeral Home.

Joan Phillips

FORT MILL - Mrs. Joan "Jo Ann" Howey Phillips, 64, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Monson officiating and the Revs. Jerry Phillips and Joe Tysinger assisting. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

A Lancaster County native, Mrs. Phillips was the daughter of the late George E. Howey Sr. and Jo Berkley Howey. She was a homemaker and former employee of A&P Food Stores. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She was an avid bowler and attended Indian Land schools.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Lee Phillips; her brother, James R. Howey of Austin, Texas; her sister, Joyce H. Griffin of Fort Mill; and five nieces and seven nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's United Methodist Church and at other times at the home of Jimmy and Pat Massey, 1267 Spratt St., Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church building fund, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, SC 29715 or to the American Cancer Society, Rock Hill Chapter, 339 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Fort Mill Funeral Home is in charge.

Peggy Rippy

ROCK HILL - Ms. Peggy Alexander Hewett Rippy, 61, of 424 Maywood Drive died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dexter Lambert officiating. Burial will be private.

A native of Monroe, N.C., Ms. Rippy was a daughter of Sadie McManus Alexander of Rock Hill and the late Page Alexander. Ms. Rippy was a retiree of Frito Lay Inc. in Charlotte and worked with A&P Food Stores in Rock Hill for 23 years. She was a member of Grace Ministries Church.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her former husband, Haynes R. Hewett of Calabash, N.C.; her son, Gregory Eston Hewett of Rock Hill; her daughter, Teresa Hewett Rice of Rock Hill; her brother, Bill Alexander of Rock Hill; her sister, Anne Winchester of Lancaster; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Grace Ministries building fund, 1511 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.


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