Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Sadie Alexander

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Sadie Neal McManus Alexander, 94, of 1915 Ebenezer Road died Friday, May 7, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Woodhaven Baptist Church, with Dr. Tom Patterson and the Rev. Paul Noe officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. at Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe, N.C.

A native of Monroe, Mrs. Alexander was the daughter of the late William and Shara Wolfe McManus. She retired from J.P. Stevens' Industrial Plant in Rock Hill after 25 years and was a member of Woodhaven Baptist Church.

Mrs. Alexander was the widow of Cornelious Page Alexander.

Surviving are her son, William P. "Bill" Alexander of Rock Hill; her daughter, Annie Lee Winchester of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Bill Alexander, at 1881 Huntington Place.

Memorials may be made to Woodhaven Baptist Church, 2044 Marett Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to the charity of one's choice.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Grace Frazier

CAMDEN - Mrs. Grace Hearon Frazier, 67, of 680 Truesdale Road died Friday, May 7, 1999, at the Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Monday at the Refuge Baptist Church, with the Revs. Clarence Dorman and Jimmy Atkerson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A native of Kershaw County, Mrs. Frazier is a daughter of the late John William and Mary Beatrice McCaskill Hearon. She was a Sunday school teacher at Refuge Baptist Church, a member of the Pilot Club and a retired assistant vice president of operations at Wachovia Bank.

Surviving are her husband, William H. Frazier; two daughters, Jane Rhame and Elizabeth "Polly" Sturkie; seven sisters, Nellie Hayes of Kershaw, Linnie Rogers and Sarah Taylor, both of Cassatt, Theo Branham of Pontiac and Annie Bell Anderson, Kathleen Hinson and Louise Horton, all of Camden; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw chapel, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, 7 Richland Park Drive, Columbia, SC 29721.

Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw chapel, is in charge.

James Johns Sr.

ROCK HILL - Mr. James "Jim" Edward Johns Sr., 61, of Greenbay Drive died Friday, May 7, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, with the Rev. Thomas B. Carter officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Johns was a native of Atlanta. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech and the University of Southern California. He was a Vietnam War veteran. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander in Electronic Warfare.

Mr. Johns worked for C.S.C. and S.E.L. in Virginia before retiring. He was a member of the St. Matthias Episcopal Church choir. He was a lay Eucharistic minister and sang in the York County Choral Society.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Schrader Johns; his son, James El Johns Jr. of Atlanta; two daughters, Cassandra Johns of Atlanta and Deidre Pundt of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Karen Banks Brown of Ellijay, Ga.; five stepsons, Walter Banks of Merrillville, Ind., William Armstrong of Manassas, Va., James Armstrong of Reston, Va., John Armstrong of Rock Hill and Paul Armstrong of Centreville, Va.; two brothers, Michael Johns of Hampton, Ga., and Robert Johns of Morrow, Ga.; and nine grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 1044 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Connie Lane

LANCASTER - Mrs. Connie Blackmon Lane, 94, a former resident of Lancaster's Douglas community, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at Northside Health Care in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hartley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenneth Catoe officiating. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Lane was a homemaker and a member of Franklin Road Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Ben and Lenora Blackmon and widow of James Herbert Lane.

Survivors include her daughter, Martha Kemle of Murfreesboro; her brother, John T. Blackmon of Lancaster; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

Ada Plott

AIKEN - Mrs. Ada Louise Clezie Plott, 85, of 801 Woodward St. died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park in Edgefield, with the Rev. Paul Hall officiating.

Mrs. Plott was a native of California. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, John Plott; her brother, Redge Pragnell of Idaho; three daughters, Claudette Drummond of Rock Hill, Loretta Carson of Houston, Texas, and Dianne Burnett of Sheldon; her sister, Edna Foster of Bakersfield, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.

Emma Robinson

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Greene Funeral Home, with Dr. Tommy Huddleston and the Rev. Rick Sturgis officiating. Burial will be in the Catawba Baptist Church cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of the late Palmer Reid and Esther Irene Smith Clinton. A member of the Catawba Baptist Church, she retired after 25 years working at the Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co.

Mrs. Robinson was the widow of Ney Bledsoe Robinson.

Surviving are two sons, Robbie Robinson of Camden and Johnny Robinson of Kings Mountain, N.C.; her brother, Palmer Ray Clinton of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Eva Gregory and Ruth Carter, both of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Catawba Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2659 Catawba Church Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Manuel Waldrop

CLOVER - Mr. Manuel N. Waldrop, 53, of Echo Springs Circle died Wednesday, May 5, 1999.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at the Oakdale Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mr. Waldrop was a Greenville County native. He was a self-employed carpenter and a Baptist.

Mr. Waldrop served in the U.S. Army for 15 years and reached the rank of staff sergeant. The Vietnam veteran received a Purple Heart, the Air Medal, the Silver Star, the Army Commendation Medal and the First Cavalry Division Vietnam Combat Certificate.

He was the son of the late A.T. and Mary Elizabeth Hudson Waldrop.

Survivors include two brothers, Grady Waldrop and Willie Waldrop, both of York; two sisters, Coreen Carnes and Martha Waldrop, both of York; and four half-sisters, Ellen Bramlete, Nettie Hunter, Grace Vaterno and Gladys Crowe, all of Toccoa, Ga.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday at York Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Coreen Carnes, 3175 W. Highway 55, York.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 319 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Ruth Wilson

FORT MILL - Mrs. Ruth Smith Wilson, 69, of 120 W. Hill St. died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at White Oak Manor in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Fort Mill, with the Revs. Jeff Bedwell and George Dye officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was a native of Mecklenburg County, N.C. She retired in 1998 from Campbell Dry Cleaners after 52 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Ernest Roscoe and Emma Green Smith. She was the widow of Bill Wilson.

Survivors include her daughter, Beth Taylor of Greenville; and two sisters, Pauline Dameron of Fort Mill and Beck Petty of Lancaster.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill and at other times at the home, 120 W. Hill St. 

Margie Booe

YORK - Mrs. Margie Roseine Garmon Booe, 74, of 453 Daves Road died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at West Concord Cemetery in Concord, N.C., with the Rev. Ray Rippy officiating.

A native of Cabarrus County, N.C., Mrs. Booe was a daughter of the late William Henry Garmon and Lillie Mae Steele Garmon. She was homemaker and member of Pitts Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, June Hull of York; her brother, Lee Garmon of Harrisburg, N.C.; and her sister, Lula Moore of Kingsport, Tenn.

The family will receive friends at the home of Faye Booe, 160 O'Brien Place, S.W., Concord, N.C.

Hartsell Funeral Home is in charge.

Ida Mae Curry

YORK - Mrs. Ida Mae Baker Curry, 94, of York died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.

The graveside service will be 3 p.m. today at Lakeview Memory Gardens in York, with the Rev. Todd Speed officiating.

A native of York, Mrs. Curry was a daughter of the late Nathaniel Baker and Cora Bennett Baker. She was the widow of Charles LeRoy "Roy" Curry. A homemaker, she was the oldest continuous member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Circle No. 4.

Surviving are her son, Bill Curry of York; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at Gillespie House at First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to Faith First at First Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Liberty St., York, SC 29745.

Quincy Gaither

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

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at New Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Robert C. Brown officiating and the Revs. E.E. Vance, B.R. Wilson and M. Alexander assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Fairfield County, Mrs. Gaither was a daughter of Nancy Odom of Rock Hill and the late Isadore Odom. Mrs. Gaither was a member of New Zion Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Sunday school, AP&B Society and Hymn Choir. She was a retired patient sitter. She attended public school at the New Zion Community Center and York Technical College. She was the widow of Moses C. Gaither.

Surviving in addition to her mother are seven daughters, Nora J. Gaither, Mozelle C. Turner, Percilla A. Gaither, Jacqueline Gaither and Paulette N. Watkins, all of Rock Hill, Nancy M. Burrell of Hampton, Va., and Ivette W. Sims of Columbia; five sons, James E. Gaither, Willie C. Gaither, David T. Watkins Jr. and Joseph J. Watkins, all of Rock Hill, and Jerry L. Gaither of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her brother, James Albert Odom of Rock Hill; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

The body may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Parker Funeral Home.

The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. today. 

Robert Hall

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Robert C. Hall, 79, of Charlotte died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Sardis Nursing Home.

The graveside service was Monday at Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville, N.C.

A native of Mecklenburg County, Mr. Hall was a son of the late John K. Hall Sr. and Maude Potts Hall. He was the widower of Elizabeth Stanback Hall. He was a graduate of Pineville High School. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and was stationed at Wheeler Field adjacent to Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack Dec. 7, 1941. He later worked at Celanese in Rock Hill and retired from the General Motors Parts Distributions Center in Charlotte.

Surviving are his brother, Leitner S. Hall of Charlotte; and two sisters, Margaret Hall Hawfield of Durham, N.C., and Virginia Hall Wallace Gowdy of Cades.

Memorials may be made to Harrison United Methodist Church building fund, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134.

McEwen Funeral Service, Charlotte Chapel, is in charge.

Howard Hemphill

CHARLOTTE - Mr. Howard Hemphill, 59, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at the home of his brother, Tommy Hemphill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1515 Remount Road, with the Rev. C.V. Owens officiating.

Mr. Hemphill was a native of York.

Surviving are three sons, Sharman Odom, Michael Howell, Dewan Adams; five brothers; five sisters; and special friend, Cora Davis.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the Zechariah Alexander Sr. Memorial Chapel, 1424 Statesville Road.

Alexander Funeral Home is in charge.

James Hope Jr.

COLUMBIA - Mr. James K. Hope Jr., 85, died Sunday, May 9, 1999.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eau Claire Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

A native of York County, Mr. Hope was a son of the late James K. Hope Sr. and Robert Smith Hope. He was the widower of Lillian Coster Hope. An Army veteran of World War II, he retired from the Army Reserves with the rank of major. He also retired as director of the Juvenile Placement Division with the South Carolina Industrial School. He was a two-time recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, from Gov. West and Gov. Edwards. He was a member of Eau Claire Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two sons, J.K. Hope III of Irmo and Roger P. Hope of Columbia; two daughters, Myra White of Rock Hill and Lillian Dowdy of Columbia; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia.

Jimmie Leopard Jr.

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mr. Jimmie L. "Jim Bo" Leopard Jr., 43, of 1629 Warren Ave. died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dallas Funeral Home, with the Revs. Dexter Lambert, Steven Hall and Gary Leopard officiating. Burial will be at Westview Gardens in Bessemer City, N.C.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Leopard was employed by Pharr Yarns as a card fixer.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Ann Leopard; three daughters, Rebecca Mitchell of Rock Hill, Melissa Soles of Gastonia, Carla Jenkins of Clover; his parents, Jimmie L. Leopard Sr. and Linda Aldridge Leopard of Rock Hill; his brother, Gary D. Leopard of Rock Hill; two sisters, Terri Crocker and Ginger Comstock, both of Rock Hill; his paternal grandmother, Gladys Aldridge of Rock Hill; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Dallas Funeral Home.

Katie Moses

YORK - Mrs. Katie Rachael Humphries Moses, 63, formerly of Clover, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Clover, with the Revs. Joe Edwards and Scott Whitney officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of York County, Mrs. Moses was a daughter of the late James Humphries and Elizabeth McFadden Humphries. She was the widow of Cody Clyde Moses.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Bingham of Clover and Judy Ammons of York; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

Ella Sadler

BOWLING GREEN - Mrs. Ella Burris Sadler, 62, of 895 Jamaica Lane died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Langrum Branch Baptist Church in York, with the Rev. Osbey Roddey officiating.

A native of Harlem, N.Y., Mrs. Sadler was a daughter of the late Mary Anna Burris. She was a member of Langrum Branch Baptist Church, where she served on the Senior Usher Board.

Surviving are her husband, Melvin Sadler; two sons, Paul Sadler of Goldsboro, N.C., and Darrell S. Sadler of Birmingham, Ala.; her daughter, Sandra A. Sadler of the home; her brother, Alonzo Burris of Gastonia; four grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

Generation Funeral Home in Clover is in charge.


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