Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Robert Byrd

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Robert E. Byrd, 61, of 1210 36th St., formerly of York County, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at his home.

The funeral will be noon Saturday at Great Joy Baptist Church in McConnells, with the Rev. Walter B. White officiating. Burial will be at Crawford Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Byrd was a member of Great Joy Baptist Church. He was educated in York County public schools and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1960.

Surviving are his daughter, Deborah Byrd Harris of the United States Military; four brothers, Eliza Byrd and David Byrd, both of McConnells, and Roosevelt Byrd and Nathaniel Byrd, both of Charlotte; and six sisters, Leona Burkins, Alytha Byrd and Isabell Byrd, all of McConnells, Lillie Mae Reid of Lowrys, Earlene Mayfield of Rock Hill and Ollie Mae Orear of Charlotte.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Wright Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Eva Byrd of 11732 Smith Ford Road, Hickory Grove.

Robert Elliott Sr.

LANCASTER - Mr. Robert B. Elliott Sr., 83, of 1685 Hillcrest Ave. died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at home.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster Memorial Park, with the Rev. Grady Ghent officiating.

A native of Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Wood and Kate Elliott. He was the former owner of Elliott Shoe Repair. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was an ordained lay minister.

Surviving are his wife, Violet Haithcock Elliott; his son, Robert B. "Bob" Elliott of Tega Cay; three daughters, Peggy Faulkenberry and Libby Williams, both of Lancaster, and Louise Denton of Liberty Hill; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and his great-great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Quincy Gaither

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Quincy Gaither, 66, of 1132 Glenarden Drive died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare.

Arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Jesse Gladney Sr.

Jamaica, N.Y. - Mr. Jesse James Gladney Sr., formerly of Chester, died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Trump Pavilion in Jamaica, N.Y.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chester, with the Rev. T. G. Green officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Gladney was the son of the late Richard Gladney and Mattie Jones Gladney.

Surviving are his son, Jesse James Gladney Jr. of Chester; his daughter, Rene? Nicholson of Charlotte; three sisters, Ruby Lee Gladney of Chester, Martha Harrison of Jamaica and Lillie Gladney of Baltimore; three brothers, Willie Gladney, Ernest Gladney and James Clyde Gladney, all of Chester.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Christopher King's Funeral Home, 703 Old York Road, Chester.

The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Jesse Gladney Jr., 862 Elks Road, Chester, and at the home of Ruby Gladney, 201 Brendale Drive.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Katie Hinson

LANCASTER - Mrs. Katie Elizabeth Hinson, 74, of 935 16th St. died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Mahaffey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sanford Moree officiating. Burial will be at Union Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Pageland.

A native of Kershaw County, Mrs. Hinson was a daughter of the late Joe Helms and Cora Edna Eason Helms. She was the widow of Daniel Lewis and Lonnie Arthur Hinson. She was a retired poultry employee.

Surviving are her daughter, Shirley Dianne Underwood of Lancaster; three sons, Leon Dan Lewis and John L. Lewis, both of Lancaster, and Anthony Nelson Hinson of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Mahaffey Funeral Home.

Bessie Kennington

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Bessie Kennington of Rock Hill died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Cauthen Funeral Home.

Duie McClain

LANCASTER - Mr. Duie McClain, 58, of 2160 Dover Lane died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at White Plains Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clayton Cordell officiating.

A native of Chesterfield, Mr. McClain was a son of the late Gary McClain and Mary Lucille Hartis McClain. He was retired from Springs Industries.

Surviving are three sons, Robert McClain, Stanley McClain and Phillip McClain, all of Lancaster; his daughter, Sheila M. Kelly of Monroe, N.C.; his brother, Jim Henry McClain of York; five sisters, Lucy Catoe of Kannapolis, N.C., and Ellen Warren, Patsy Aldridge, Gracie Blanchard and Sylvia Pender, all of Fort Mill; and nine grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Building, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

Elihue Robinson

ROCK HILL - Mr. Elihue Robinson of 338 Arnold St. died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. today at Macon Funeral Home in Rock Hill, with the Rev. W.B. White officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Arther Robinson and Minnie Phillips Robinson. He attended York County public schools, was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the Ideal Stationery Shop in New York.

Surviving are two sons, James L. Robinson of Rock Hill and Ernest Robinson of New York; two daughters, Ingring Robinson and Ersula Robinson, both of New York; his sister, Macie R. Henderson of Rock Hill; and five grandchildren.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Smith

CARLISLE - Mrs. Mary A. Williams Smith, 87, of 1815 Davis Smith Drive died Monday, May 3, 1999, at Tanglewood Healthcare in Ridgeway.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hassion Hill Baptist Church in Fairfield County, with the Rev. Mark T. Monroe officiating and the Rev. Moses Lightner will give the eulogy. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Fairfield County, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Frank Williams and Eunice Young Williams. She was the widow of Willie Smith. She was a member of Hassion Hill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and attended Chester County public schools.

Surviving are five sons, Willie Smith, Frank Smith and Howard Smith, all of Charlotte, David Smith of Carlisle and J.T. Smith of Chester; her daughter, Mary Feaster of Carlisle; her stepmother, Essie Williams of Blair; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of David and Ola Smith, 1815 Davis Smith Drive in Leeds Community.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 9 p.m. today at King's Funeral Home, 135 Cemetery St., Chester.

Evelyn Sowell

KERSHAW - Mrs. Evelyn Catoe Sowell, 81, of 1632 Jones Road died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Kershaw County Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clarence Allen officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Kershaw, Mrs. Sowell was a daughter of the late Braxton Catoe and Wincie West Catoe. She was the widow of James William Sowell. She was retired from Sowell's Grocery and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Sunday school class and the Women's Missionary Union.

Surviving are her son, Wendell E. Sowell of Kershaw; her daughter, Beth Morgan of Tallahassee, Fla.; her brother, Ray Catoe of West Palm Beach, Fla.; her sister, Ruby Pribble of Camden; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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 Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 2162 McBee Highway, Jefferson, SC 29718.

Kathleen Walters

LANCASTER - Mrs. Kathleen Shaw Walters, 75, of Colonial Avenue died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. James D. Spencer III officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Kershaw County, Mrs. Walters was a daughter of the late Samuel Hobson Shaw and Carrie Lee Robinson Shaw. She was the widow of Charles A. "Charlie" Walters. She was retired from Springs Industries. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, where she served in the Tweenagers and Women's Missionary Union. She was a tutor at North Elementary School.

Surviving are two sons, Samuel Keith Walters of Austin, Texas, and T. Darrell Walters of Lancaster; her daughter, Susan Elaine W. Dilliard of Rock Hill; three brothers, Hubert Shaw of Providence, R.I., Joe Shaw of Lancaster and Harry Shaw of Columbia; three sisters, Clara Wright of Lancaster, Jean Timmons of Charlotte, and Mary Linder of Eastover; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Mahaffey Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her son, Darrell Walters, 1030 Meadow Drive, Lancaster.

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

Martin Albrich Jr.

ALLIANCE, Ohio - Mr. Martin Richard Albrich Jr., 88, of 2436 South Freedom Ave. died Friday, May 7, 1999, at Alliance Community Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cassady-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Gross Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

Mr. Martin was retired as chief draftsman at Alliance Machinery Co. after 43 years and after 9 years as consultant and project engineer for Kerma Consultants and Engineering Corp., a division of Alliance Machine Co.

He was the widower of Joan Insull Albrich. He was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, the St. Pauls Council, a 50-year member of the B.P.O. Elks No. 467, life member of Saxon Lodge Branch No. 3, Alliance Machine Athletic Association, St. Pauls Club 55, AARP Association and the Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Surviving are his daughter, Sandra Joan Archer of Rock Hill; his sister, Dorothy Brunie of Alliance, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and his great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio.

Michael Clamp

HONEA PATH - Michael Fulton Clamp, 54, of 100 Princeton Highway died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at home.

The graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Eastview Cemetery, with the Rev. Drs. Jimmy Lusk and John C. Taylor Jr. officiating.

A native of Greenwood, he was a son of Thelma Taylor Clamp of Honea Path and the late James Bryson Clamp. He was retired from State Farm Insurance Co. of Rock Hill. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a graduate of Erskine College and was a member of the York Lodge No. 385 AFM. He was a Shriner.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sons, James Wade Clamp and Parker Clamp of Germantown, Md.; his brother, James Bryson "Jim" Clamp of Greenville; and his sister, Jane Ridgeway of Honea Path.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at Pruitt Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or to the charity of one's choice.

Thomas Gladden

RICHBURG - Mr. Thomas A. "Roe" Gladden, 68, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Providence Heart Institute in Columbia.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at McEwen Mint Hill Chapel, with the Revs. John Rumford and Fant Steele officiating. Burial will be at Charlotte Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Gladden was a member of Richburg United Methodist Church. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Charlotte after 30 years of service. At that time of his death, he was working as campground host and manager of Cradle of Forest and U.S. Trails and Recreation Management.

Surviving are his wife, Hildred Robinson Gladden; his son, Wylie Gladden of Huntersville; his daughter, Lisa Lemmon of Richburg; his stepson, Robert Tompkins of Marshville, N.C.; four stepdaughters, Debbie Hood of Stallings, N.C., Sue Hearn of Charlotte, Judy Shanley of Mint Hill, N.C., and Chrissy Privette of Matthews, N.C.; two brothers, W.C. Gladden of Richburg and Steven Allen Gladden of Great Falls; two sisters, Julia Alexander and Janie Bell Alexander, both of Charlotte; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at McEwen Mint Hill Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1229 Greenwood Cliff, Suite 109, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Johnnie Haire

LANCASTER - Mrs. Johnnie Mae Harris Haire, 64, of 1453 Old Landsford Road died Friday, May 7, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, with the Revs. John Rogers and Curtis Cameron officiating. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Great Falls, Mrs. Haire was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Annie Mae Osborne Harris. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Great Falls and was co-owner and operator of Mac's Lunch, a landmark on Main Street in Lancaster, for 25 years.

Surviving are her husband, Mr. G. Howard Haire; two daughters, Linda Catone of Lancaster and Brenda Snipes of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Sonny Harris of Lancaster and Howard Harris of Great Falls; three sisters, Hilda Ray Johnson of Lancaster, Martha Ann Garrison of Fort Lawn and Brenda Mackery of Great Falls; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Lancaster Chapel, and other times at the home, 1453 Old Landsford Road, Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to the Great Falls Rescue Squad, 580 Chester St. Great Falls, SC 29055.

James Johns

ROCK HILL - Mr. James Edward "Jim" Johns of Greenbay Drive died Friday, May 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bass Funeral Home.

Bessie Kennington

YORK - Mrs. Bessie Sue Causby Kennington, 71, of York died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Barnes officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Shelby, N.C., Mrs. Kennington was a daughter of the late Charles Alexander Causby and Annie Lee Stringfellow Causby. She was the widow of John Kennington. She was a former employee of Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co.

Surviving are her son, Dean Sealey of York; her companion, John Henderson of York; three grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Kittrell Center, Suite 205, Columbia, SC 29204.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Frank Mobley

KERSHAW - Mr. Frank Manuel Mobley, 83, of 1206 Three C's Road, died Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Kershaw County Medical Center in Camden.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Hanging Rock United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Eugene Feagin officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Kershaw, Mr. Mobley was a son of the late Massey Morban Mobley and Margaret Henrietta Hendrix Mobley. He was retired from Springs Industries and was a member of Hanging Rock United Methodist Church. He was the widower of Sallie Cauthen Mobley.

Surviving are his daughter, Marie Mobley of Kershaw; his brother, John M. Mobley of Kershaw; his sister, Kathryn Hayes of Rock Hill; and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at home after the service.

Memorials may be made to Hanging Rock United Methodist Church, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Cauthen Funeral Home in in charge.

Bessie Parker

CLOVER - Mrs. Bessie Branham Parker, 89, formerly of Clover, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Magnolia Nursing Home in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church in York, with the Rev. Paul Ballard officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

A native of Camden, Mrs. Parker was a daughter of the late Henry Branham and Mary Watts Branham. She was the widow of George Parker. She was a member of Kings Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Alice Nichols of York, Mary Neely of Clover and Alliene Burns of Tirzah; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the home of Alice Nichols, 120 Ramah Church Road, York.

M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover is in charge.

Geneva Robinson

CATAWBA - Mrs. Geneva Robinson, 71, of 247 Leisure Lane died Friday, May 7, 1999, at Kershaw Medical Center in Camden.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Manuel Waldrop

CLOVER - Mr. Manuel N. Waldrop, 53, of Echo Springs Circle died Thursday, May 6, 1999.

Arrangements will be announced by York Funeral Home.

Charlie Williams Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. Charlie R. Williams Sr. of 1103 Crawford Road died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.W. Thompson officiating and the Rev. Ralph Cunningham assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Chester, Mr. Williams was a son of the late James Williams and Mary Williams. He was retired from the South Carolina Highway Department. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He was a member of the Natural Supreme Council A&A Scottish Rite of the Freemason King Solomon Lodge No. 234 and Boyd Temple Shriners No. 35. He was a member of the AB&P Society No. 2. He was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Ruth Williams; two sons, Charlie Richard William Jr. and Bobby James Williams, both of Rock Hill; four daughters, Annie Dell Williams, Emma Ruth Williams, both of the home, and Mary Patricia McCullough and Jeannette Williams, both of Rock Hill; his brother, James Williams of Rock Hill; four sisters, Alberta Davis and Mary Helen Holly, both of Charlotte, Maggie Williams of Washington, D.C., and Evelyn Rosie of New York; and eight grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at home.

The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Monday.


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