Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries
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CHESTER - Mr. Robert Green Austin, 72, of 577 Pinckney St. died Monday, May 3, 1999, at Chester County Hospital.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Orr's Baptist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Marshall officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
A native of Chester County, Mr. Austin was a son of the late Sam Austin and Elizabeth Coleman Austin. He retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co.
Surviving are his wife, Rosie Lee Weaver Austin; two sons, Clarence E. Hicklin and Robert G. Austin Jr., both of Chester; two daughters, Barbara A. McKeown of Lockhart and Linda A. Faulkner of Carlisle; four brothers, Sam Austin Jr., Jesse Austin, Wallace Austin and Amzi Austin, all of Chester; his sister, Marie Hayes of Chester; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Wright's Home for Funerals is in charge.
CLOVER - Ms. Kathleen "Ms. Kat" Berry, 77, of 107 Carroway Lane died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Beverly Health Care in Rock Hill.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Green Pond United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Charles L. White Jr. officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Ms. Berry was a daughter of the late Lee Berry. She was retired from Air Towne Mills in Gastonia, N.C.
Surviving are two sons, James Burris of the home and Thomas Berry of Clover; three daughters, Dorothy Burris of the home, Kathryn Berry of Gastonia, N.C., and Magdalene Berry Daniels of Groton, Conn.; her mother, Cola Moss Glenn of Rock Hill; her brother, Charles H. Glenn of Gastonia; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3 p.m. today at the church and at other times at the home.
Generation Funeral Home is in charge.
COTTONWOOD, ARIZ. - Mrs. Cheryl Shipman Culbertson, 56, of Cottonwood died Sunday, May 2, 1999.
The funeral will be Wednesday in Cottonwood.
Mrs. Culbertson was a daughter of the late John Shipman and Enafae Shipman.
Surviving are her daughter, Jenny Rhodes of Arizona; her brother, John Shipman of Lancaster; two sisters, Dona Gore of Florida and Susan Parr of Washington; and two grandchildren.
The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Shipman, 775 West Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster.
Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
PINEVILLE, N.C. - Mr. George Homer Davis, 90, of 13714 Lancaster Highway died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at his home.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Lee Davis officiating.
A native of Gaston County, N.C., Mr. Davis was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lemuel Davis. He was the widower of Lillian Bridges Davis. He was a retired machinist and mechanic, who enjoyed woodworking and handy work for friends and neighbors.
Surviving are three sons, Kenneth C. Davis of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Robert L. Davis of Charlotte and Allen D. Davis of Indian Land; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wolfe Funeral Home.
Betty Rae Jenkins
CLOVER - Mrs. Betty Rae Henry Jenkins, 73, of 101 Catawba St. died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.
The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Clover ARP Church, with the Rev. Rob Patrick officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.
A native of Clover, Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of the late John Hunter Henry and Jeanette Childers Henry. Mrs. Jenkins was retired from LaFar Industries in Gastonia after 30 years. She was a member of Clover ARP Church, where she was secretary of church literature for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Max B. Jenkins; and her sister, Adelle H. Edmunds of Clover.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Adelle Edmunds, 1032 Lawrence Road, Clover.
Memorials may be made to Clover ARP Church, 127 Kings Mountain St., Clover, SC 29710.
ROCK HILL - Ms. Ruth Ray Jernigan, 83, of 1915 Ebenezer Road died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at White Oak Manor.
A memorial service will be 6:30 p.m. today at Oakland Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Shrum officiating.
A native of Buncombe County, N.C., Ms. Jernigan was a daughter of the late George Henry Ray and Margaret Roland Ray. Ms. Jernigan was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Concord College of Athens, W.Va., and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She taught at Park Junior High School, Stratton High School and Shady Springs High School in Beckley, W.Va.
Surviving are two sons, Howard M. Jernigan of Memphis, Tenn., and Thomas Jernigan of South Bridge, Mass; two daughters, Carol J. Berger of Cary, N.C., and Leslie J. Cooper of Rock Hill; and six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. today and after the service at the Coopers, 2300 Sparrow Drive, Rock Hill.
Memorials may be made to Park Avenue Day Center, 359 Park Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to the charity of one's choice.
Greene Funeral Home is in charge.
LANCASTER - Mr. Clyde Johnson of 3155 Johnson Road in the Antioch community died Monday, May 3, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Hartley Funeral Home.
CLOVER - Mrs. Lois Orline Whitman Johnson, 56, of 1725 Beamguard Road died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at home.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Georgetown Baptist Church cemetery in Georgetown, Ga., with the Rev. Clyde Rogers officiating.
A native of Georgetown, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Darrill D. Whitman and Lois Webb Whitman. She was a bookkeeper for more than 30 years with Winn-Dixie in Jacksonville, Fla., before retiring. She was the widow of Fred A. Johnson.
Surviving are her son, Robert C. Johnson of Bessemer City, N.C.; her daughter, Sheila R. Johnson of Gastonia, N.C.; two sisters, Patricia Clark of San Diego, Calif., and Sara Rogers of Birmingham, Ala.; her grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 6940 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Piedmont Region, 300 E. Henry St., Suite 101, Spartanburg, SC 29302-2630.
M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge.
CHESTER - Mrs. Ora Gist Massey, 97, of 740 Celsey St. died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Chester County Nursing Center.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Washington officiating and the Rev. James Goods assisting. The Rev. Terrence Grooms will give the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A native of Chester County, Mrs. Massey was a daughter of the late General Gist and Easter Wilkes Gist. She was the widow of Arthur Massey. She was a member of Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church. She lived in Charlotte for many years, where she was a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church and was president of the hymn choir, superintendent of Sunday school, president of the deaconess board and Prayer Band No. 2. She attended Mount Moriah Baptist Church after returning to Chester. She attended the public schools of Chester County and was a retired domestic worker.
Surviving are her daughter, Patsy Smith of Spartanburg; her brother, Ben Gist of Spartanburg; her sister, Evelyn Gist of Winston-Salem, N.C.; five grandchildren; a number of great- and great-great-grandchildren; and her caregivers, Glee Crosby of Chester and Willie Mae Farr of Spartanburg.
The family will receive friends at the home of Marion and Glee Crosby, 740 Celsey St.
The body will be taken to the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The body can be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester.
Russell Padgett Sr.
McCONNELLS - Mr. Russell Dale Padgett Sr., 67, of 1969 Burkin Road died Sunday, May, 2, 1999, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in York, with Pastor Herbert Wood officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
A native of Indiana, Mr. Padgett was a son of the late Thomas Franklin Padgett and Irene Miller Padgett. He was a retired auto worker from Chrysler Corp., where he served 30 years. He was a member of United Auto Workers No. 292 in Indiana. He attended Abiding Presence Lutheran Church and was a member of Mounts Run Baptist Church in Indiana. He raised roses and enjoyed gardening.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Moeller Padgett; two sons, Russell Dale Padgett Jr. of Indianapolis and Martin M. Padgett of McConnells; two daughters, Sue Padgett Kern of Lebanon, Ind., and Jane Padgett Goodpaster of North Vernon, Ind.; his stepson, Christopher Worthy of Kempton, Ind.; his stepdaughter, Shelley McClintock of Indianapolis; four brothers, Thomas Padgett of Martinsville, Ind., James R. Padgett and Timothy Bybee, both of McConnells, and Steven Padgett of Texas; four sisters, Mary P. Beckom of Hemlock, Ind., Linda P. Denhardt of Hobert, Ind., Sharon P. Teuscher of Tepton, Ind., and Marolyn P. Huff of Plainville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Bratton Funeral Home in York.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 400 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29206.
MYRTLE BEACH - Mr. Edgar Allen Pardue, 62, of 513 28th Ave. North died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Conway Hospital in Conway.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Chester Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Will Brown officiating.
A native of Chester, Mr. Pardue was the son of the late Edgar Pardue and Margaret Nell Taylor Pardue. He was a retired staff sergeant for the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He attended Chester schools.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara H. Pardue; his brother, David Pardue of Irmo; and two sisters, Rebecca P. Ivie and Kathleen Pardue, both of Chester.
The family will be at the home of Rebecca Ivie, 792 Linden Drive, Chester.
Memorials may be made to Grand Strand Humane Society, P.O. Box 621, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.
Barron Funeral Home is in charge.
ROCK HILL - Justin Blake Parker, the infant son of Robert William Parker and Misty Marie Mericle Meyer, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at the home, 2503 Mangum Road.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Jerry McNair officiating.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, Robert Parker Jr. of Rock Hill; two sisters, Brantley Leanne Meyer of Rock Hill and Whitney Dawn Brock of York; his paternal grandparents, Robert E. Parker, Beverly Sue McKenzie and Peggy Dianne Parker, all of Rock Hill; and his maternal grandparents, Van and Kathi Robinson of Rock Hill and William Meyer of Anaheim, Calif.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home.
PAULINE - Mrs. Merle Chitwood Parry, 63, of Pauline died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at her residence.
A graveside memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Springhill Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Herb Franklin officiating.
A native of Polk County, N.C., Mrs. Parry was the daughter of the late Robert B. Chitwood and Betty Edwards Chitwood.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are her daughter, Kim McFarland of Tryon; five sisters, Frances Whitesell of Rock Hill, Anise McSwain of Spartanburg, Christine Peeler of Campobello, Margie Giles of Inman and Julia Lancaster of Pauline; four brothers, William Chitwood of Rock Hill, John Chitwood of Mississippi, Preston Chitwood of Mayo and Dean Chitwood of Utah; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, 1335 Walnut Grove Road, Roebuck, SC 29736.
FORT LAWN - Mrs. Mae Howe Roddey, 89, of Fort Lawn died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Chester Nursing Home.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at Elmwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Ted Hodges officiating.
A native of Winnsboro, Mrs. Roddey was a daughter of the late Robert Lee Howe and Evie Mae Proctor Howe. She was the widow of Leonidas C. Roddey. A member of Fort Lawn Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Roddey was retired from Hare's Ready to Wear Clothing Store in Great Falls.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Cauthen Funeral Home in charge.
FORT MILL - Mr. Allen Louis Schaefer, 56, died Friday, April 16, 1999, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
A memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. on May 13 at Calvary Church chapel on Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte. The funeral was April 23 at First Presbyterian Church in Roseville, Calif.
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.
LANCASTER - Mr. Boyce Atlas Sinclair, 80, of 2708 Old Hickory Road died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at home.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at High Point Free Will Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Stuart Snow officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.
A native of Lancaster, Mr. Sinclair was a son of the late Atlas Boyce and Patricia Lowery Sinclair. He was the widower of Helen Knight Sinclair. He was a member of High Point Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Sinclair was retired from the South Carolina State Forestry Commission and operated the Riverside Fire Tower for 22 years.
Surviving are three sons, Arthur Lewis Sinclair of Chester, Homer Sinclair and Bill Sinclair, both of Lancaster; three daughters, Betty L. Bailey, Josephine Jenkins and Carolyn Weaver, all of Lancaster; his sister, Elizabeth Glawson of Monroe, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 10 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 High Point Free Will Baptist Church, 2095 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.
MYRTLE BEACH - Mrs. Jannie Adams Snipes, 89, formerly of Lancaster, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Myrtle Beach Manor.
The funeral will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mahaffey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Walton officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Baptist Church cemetery.
A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Snipes was a daughter of the late Joseph Elmore Adams and Lydia Floread Bowers Adams. She was the widow of George Odell Snipes. She was a retired employee of Springs Industries and a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are her son, Jack Snipes of Sacramento, Calif.; her daughter, Betty S. Lucas of Myrtle Beach; her sister, Annie Gaskin of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mahaffey Funeral Home.