Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Thomas Burris Jr.
MCCONNELLS - Mr. Thomas Ellie Burris Jr., 81, of 2425 McConnells Highway died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Olivet Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Chip McArthur officiating and the Revs. Fred Thompson and Samuel B. Hoyt assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in York County, Mr. Burris was a retired farmer. He was a lifetime member of Olivet Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and clerk of session. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Edgar McKeown Love Burris.

Surviving are three daughters, Jane Love Starnes of Rock Hill, Ann Burris Hawley of McConnells and Carol Burris Wilson of Lowrys; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Olivet Presbyterian Church, 159 Church Road, McConnells, SC 29726.

Anne Colvin
CHESTER - Mrs. Anne Woche Colvin, 66, of 527 Penn Lake Road died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at her home.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Chester ARP Church, with the Rev. Dwight Pearson officiating.

Born in Newark, N.J., Mrs. Colvin was a retired caseworker with the Department of Social Services. She was a graduate of Rutherford High School in Rutherford, N.J., and Centenary Junior College in Hackettstown, N.J. She was a member of Chester ARP Church.

Surviving are her husband, W. Penn Colvin of Chester; two sons, Jake S. Colvin of Charleston and John W. Colvin of Chester; her daughter, Margaret Anne Colvin of Chester; her brother, John A. Woche of Rockville, Md.; and four granddaughters.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to Chester ARP Church, PO Box 174, Chester, SC 29706.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Faris
CLOVER - Mr. Robert Leslie Faris of 601 North Thomas Road died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

Shirley Mills
CHESTER - Mrs. Shirley Mills, 52, of Meadowbrook Road died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The family is at the home of Mrs. Martha Mills Williams, 103 Caldwell St.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Gore's Funeral Home.

Timothy Moses Jr.
YORK - Timothy Steven Moses Jr., infant son of Tennille Dover and Timothy S. Moses Sr., of 2219 Brightwood Drive died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phill Lemmons officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving in addition to the baby's parents are his sister, Tiffany Dover of the home; his stepsister, Brittany Moses of York; his paternal grandfather, Benny Moses of York; his paternal grandmother, Mary Frances Benfield of York; his maternal grandparents, James and Gloria Dover of York; his paternal great-grandparents, James and Mozelle Benfield of York; and his maternal great-grandmother, Lottie Turner of Rock Hill.

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

Ernest Sexton
ROCK HILL - Mr. Ernest E. Sexton, 85, of 768 Cedar St. died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with the Revs. Mike Wooten and Joey Nelms officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A Rock Hill native, Mr. Sexton was retired from J.P. Stevens Industrial Mill with 24 years of service. He attended Garden Sanctuary Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Janie P. Sexton; his son, Darrell E. Sexton of Rock Hill; his daughter, Debra S. Osborne of Rock Hill; his sister, Daisy Harris of York; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Gregory Sims Jr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. Gregory "Greg" Jerome Sims Jr., 17, of 839 Eastwood Drive died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Van Wyck.

A graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Bruce Wyatt officiating.

A native of Kansas City, Mo., he was a 10th-grade student at Rock Hill High School, where he played football. He worked after school at the Shrimp Boat Restaurant.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Deborah L. Sims and Leroy Swinton, both of the home; his father and stepmother, Gregory J. Sims Sr. and Annie Sims, both of Kansas City, Mo.; his brother, Jeremy Sims of the home; his sister, Madison Sims of the home; his maternal grandmother, Gwen Armstrong of Kansas City, Mo.; and his step-paternal grandmother, Rebecca Swinton of Mount Pleasant.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Greene Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Greg Sims Memorial Fund, c/o National Bank of York County, PO Box 3186, Rock Hill, SC 29732-3186.

Alvin Taylor
JACKSON - Mr. Alvin E. "Al" Taylor, 72, of 200 Atomic Blvd. died Wednesday, March 4, 1998.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Matlock Baptist Church, with Robert L. Collum and W.H. Gunnoe officiating. Burial will be at Jackson Memorial Cemetery.

A Montgomery, Ala., native, Mr. Taylor was of the Baptist faith and was a member of several community organizations.

Surviving are his wife, Florine Cullen Taylor of Jackson; his son, Bobby O. Cullen of Fort Mill; his brother, Robert Taylor of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Estelle Morgan of Lexington and Jenette Dennis of Prattville, Ala.; two grandchildren; and his great-grandson.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Greenville Unit, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4277.

Kevin Anthony
ROCK HILL - Mr. Kevin Tyrone Anthony, of 1109 Springdale Road Apt. 101 died Tuesday, March 3, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. George Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Patrice Anthony; two sisters, Tisha Anthony and Lakisha Anthony, both of the home; and his grandmother, Rachel Anthony.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Elmo Cabaniss
SHELBY, N.C. - Mr. Elmo Suttle Cabaniss, 75, of 1403 Lackey St. died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at Carolina Care in Cherryville.

A graveside service with full Masonic rites will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Memorial Park, with the Rev. Bob Dills officiating.

Born in Cleveland County, Mr. Cabanis was the co-owner of Cabaniss Sunoco. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of First Baptist Church and Cleveland Masonic Lodge No. 202. He was the widower of Esteline Boyles Cabaniss.

Surviving are his son, Mike Cabaniss of Shelby; his daughter, Lorraine Gardner of Shelby; two brothers, Wilber Cabiness of Shelby and Paul Cabaniss of Rock Hill; three sisters, Buena Kirby of Hudson, N.C., Mary Lee Camp of Eaton Rapids, Mich., and Jane Weaver of Shelby; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Lutz-Austell Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Mike Cabaniss, 1411 Troutman Lane.

Memorials may be made to the Masonic Children's Home, 600 College Ave., Oxford, NC 27565.

Robert Faris
CLOVER - Mr. Robert Leslie Faris, 83, of 601 Thomas Road died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at his home.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Hutchison officiating. Burial will be private.

Born in York County, Mr. Faris was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of First United Methodist Church. He was retired from the Postal Service after 40 years. He was past Worshipful Master of Alpine Lodge No. 208. He also was Grand Guard of S.C. Eastern Star, where he was a charter member and a past Boy Scout leader. He was the widower of Ina Lee Adams Faris.

Surviving are three sons, Ralph Faris of Rock Hill, and Richard Faris and Bob Faris, both of Clover; his daughter, Judy F. Falls of Clover; his sister, Margaret Pendleton of Clover; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church at 3 p.m.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 124 Bethel St., Clover, SC 29710.

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

Marcus Hinton
ROCK HILL - Mr. Marcus LaVelle Hinton, 22, of 1115 Springdale Road Apt. 107 died Tuesday, March 3, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, with the Revs. S.B. McBeth and Johnny L. Worthy Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Hinton was a 1994 graduate of Northwestern High School. He attended Norfolk State University. He was baptized at Pineville AME Zion Church.

Surviving are his father and mother, James and Laverne Hinton; two sisters, Ashley Nicole Hinton of Rock Hill and Amber Francesca Hinton of Charlotte; his fiancée, Jennifer Lambright; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Hinton Sr.; his maternal grandmother, Mildred M. Sims; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul McFadden.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Jimmy Jackson
BLACKSBURG - Mr. Jimmy Jackson, 48, of 4849 Forest View Road died Friday, March 6, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at York Funeral Home, with the Rev. John P. Smith officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Born in Gastonia, N.C., Mr. Jackson was employed with Horace's Radiator and Air Conditioning Service. He was a member of the Wylie South Bass Masters.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Medlin Jackson of Blacksburg; two daughters, Teresa D. Jackson of Clover and Tammy D. Jackson of Gastonia; his brother, Howard Jackson of Mint Hill, N.C.; his sister, Wanda J. Windman of Mint Hill, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Clover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 214, Clover, SC 29710 or the American Heart Association.

Shirley Mills
CHESTER - Mrs. Shirley Ann Mills, 52, of Meadowbrook Road died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Gore's Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronald McClurkin officiating. Burial will be at Armenia Baptist Church cemetery.

Mrs. Mills was a Chester native.

Surviving are her brother, Joe Wylie of Chester; four sisters, Yvonne Mills of Chester, Mary Mills and Gloria Jean Mills, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Brenda Hall of Greensboro, N.C.

The family will receive friends at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Martha Mills Williams, 103 Caldwell St.

Beatrice Sandifer
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Beatrice Sandifer, 94, of 1146 Smith St. died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at her daughter's home in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Gregory Sims Jr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. Gregory "Greg" Jerome Sims Jr., 17, of 839 Eastwood Drive died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Van Wyck.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bruce Wyatt officiating.

A native of Kansas City, Mo., Mr. Sims was a 10th-grade student at Rock Hill High School, where he played football. He worked after school at the Shrimp Boat Restaurant.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Deborah L. Sims and Leroy Swinton, both of the home; his father and stepmother, Gregory J. Sims Sr. and Annie Sims, both of Kansas City; his brother, Jeremy Sims of the home; his sister, Madison Sims of the home; his paternal grandmother, Laura Sims of Kansas City; his maternal grandmother, Gwen Armstrong of Kansas City; and his step-paternal grandmother, Rebecca Swinton of Mount Pleasant.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Greene Funeral Home, and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Greg Sims Memorial Fund, c/o National Bank of York County, P.O. Box 3186, Rock Hill, SC 29732-3186.

Barney Sutton
FORT MILL - Mr. Barney Odell Sutton, 74, of 110 W. Leroy St. died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home.

Willie Mae Thomas
BALTIMORE - Mrs. Willie Mae Ward Thomas, 53, formerly of Chester, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, in Baltimore.

The funeral will be Monday in Baltimore.

Surviving is her mother, Estelle Buckson Ward of Chester.

Denton Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Katie Baker
KERSHAW - Mrs. Katie Pierce Baker, 60, of 3252 Old Georgetown Road died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Kershaw County Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, with the Revs. Charles Young and Tony Bradley officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Lancaster, Mrs. Baker was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church and was retired from Springs Industries.

Surviving are her husband, James William Baker; her son, W. Donald Baker of Kershaw; two daughters, Ava Mahaffey of Lancaster and Pamela Phillips of Rock Hill; her brother, T. Reggie Pierce of Memphis, Tenn.; and five grandchildren.

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

Joyce Crank
CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Joyce Crosby Crank, 52, of Charlotte, formerly of Chester, died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Rock Well AME Zion Church in Charlotte, with the Rev. W.M. Jordan III officiating and the Rev. J.K. Stringfellow assisting. Burial will be at Sweet Hope Baptist Church cemetery in Carlisle.

Mrs. Crank was the owner of Crank's Catering Service in Charlotte and was a former member of Sweet Hope Baptist Church. She was a member of Rock Well AME Zion Church, where she was on the Deaconess Board, was chairwoman of the Pastor's Aid, was on the Missionary Circle and was a member of the Golden Gate Gospel Choir. She was a graduate of Finley High School.

Surviving are her husband, Odell Crank; her son, Oree O. Crank of Charlotte; two daughters, Rashellia C. Brown of Baltimore and Camille S. Crank of Charlotte; three brothers, Lee Crosby Jr., Perry Davis and Benjamin Piper, all of Chester; six sisters, Clara C. Hardin, Mary A. Sanders, Gloria J. Crosby, and Dessie Land, all of Chester, Sarah Taborn of Norfolk, Va., and Paula Phar of Charlotte; and four grandchildren.

Alexander Funeral Home in Charlotte is in charge of arrangements. Denton Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

William Dawkins
FORT MILL - Mr. William Marion Dawkins, 65, of 102 Laurel Circle died Friday, March 6, 1998, at the Bowman-Gray Baptist Hospital Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery, with the Rev. Clay Waldrop officiating.

Born in Chester, Mr. Dawkins was employed as a technician in the pest control industry. He was also a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Jewel P. Dakins; three sons, W.M. "Butch" Dawkins Jr. of Denver, N.C., Alan "Del" Dawkins of Gastonia, N.C., and Benjamin Dawkins of Fort Mill; two daughters, Karey D. "Gussy" Warren of Newton, N.C., and Ann Ford of Fort Mill; his brother, Harold Dawkins of Rock Hill; his sister, Jean Wright of Chester; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wright's Home for Funerals.

Ellaree Gist
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ellaree Jones Gist, 62, of 923 Albert St. died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Lila Hanna
CHESTER - Mrs. Lila Nichols Hanna, 80, of 1620 Saluda Road died Friday, March 6, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Hanna officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chester County, Mrs. Hanna was a homemaker. She attended Chester County schools. She was the widow of John Earl Hanna Sr.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Katherine Nichols and Jenell Helms, both of Chester.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 today at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Uriel Presbyterian Church, 1578 Stringfellow Road, Chester SC 29706.

Marcus L. Hinton
ROCK HILL - Mr. Marcus LaVelle Hinton, 22, of 1115 Springdale Road Apt. 107 died Tuesday, March 3, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at New Mount Olivet AME Zion Church, with the Revs. S.B. McBeth and Johnny L. Worthy Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Hinton was a 1994 graduate of Northwestern High School. He attended Norfolk State University. He was baptized at Pineville AME Zion Church.

Surviving are his father and mother, James and Laverne Hinton; two sisters, Ashley Nicole Hinton of Rock Hill and Amber Francesca Hinton of Charlotte; his fiancée, Jennifer Lambright; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Hinton Sr.; his maternal grandmother, Mildred M. Sims; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul McFadden.

The family will receive friends at 236 Ray St., Rock Hill, and at 833 Farmhurst St., Unit F, Charlotte.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

James Jamison
YORK - Mr. James William "Will" Jamison, 77, of 124 Washington St. died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at St. John Baptist Church in Sharon, with the Rev. Tony Dogan officiating, assisted by the Revs. James Burris and J.C. Miller.

Mr. Jamison was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Sharon and the AP&B Society.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Bell Jamison; his son, Willie Bob Jamison of York; three daughters, Hazel Jamison and Fredonia Allison of York, and Venella McClure of Hickory Grove; 13 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. today.

Wright Funeral Home is in charge.

Helen McDow
LANCASTER - Mrs. Helen Williamson McDow, 98, of 310 Gillsbrook Road died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 4:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Ernie Thompson and Sam Thomas officiating.

Born in Lancaster, Mrs. McDow was a homemaker and received a teaching certificate from Winthrop College. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her son, Dr. W.L. McDow of Kershaw; her daughter, Mary Frances McDow Ramsey of Eufaula, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the church after the service.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 990, Lancaster, SC 29721-0990.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Mary Louise Nelms
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Rev. Mary Louise Adams Nelms, 81, of 5120 Carolina Beach Road died Friday, March 6 ,1998, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw chapel, with the Rev. Carson Linkous officiating. Burial will be at Blackmon Cemetery.

The Rev. Nelms was a member of the Church of God and was a homemaker. She was the widow of John Arthur Nelms.

Surviving are two sons, James Nelms and John Nelms, both of Wilmington; four daughters, Frances Harton of Charlotte, Marie Gregory of Pulaski, Va., Nancy Allred of Ramsaum, N.C., and Barbara Booyer of Spring Lake, N.C.; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchild.

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

Barney Sutton
FORT MILL - Mr. Barney Odell Sutton, 74, of 10 W. Leroy St. died Friday, March 6, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mike Wallace officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill.

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Sutton was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and participated in the Iwo Jima invasion.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Sutton; his son, Barney Odell Sutton Jr. of Fort Mill; his daughter, Janice Smith of Asheville, N.C.; his stepmother, Bertie Sutton; four sisters, Betty Patterson of Fort Mill, Sherly Pierson of Wilmington, Del., Carol Shealy of Easley, and Linda Maxey of Chatham, Va.; and two grandchildren.

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

Herbert Williams
YORK - Mr. Herbert Williams, 87, of 16 Maiden Lane died Friday, March 6, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church in York, with the Rev. S. Franklin Russell officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mr. Williams was a retired textile employee at Sullivan and Carson. He was a trustee at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church and the Lux Fiat Masonic Lodge No. 254.

Surviving is his wife, Sitrena F. Williams of the home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 6:30 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home, at which time Masonic Rites will be performed.

Luceille Mitlin
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Luceille Liston Mitlin, 79, assistant professor emeritus of Mississippi State University, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be private. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Mitlin was head of the sciences section of the university library, and set up one of the first computerized information retrieval services in the Southeast.

After her retirement in 1979, she moved to Rock Hill and served as an adjunct professor in the library at Winthrop University. She was the author of several scholarly papers and was a member of several honorary societies, including Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Phi Alpha, Gamma Sigma Delta and Sigma Gamma Epsilon.

A native of Clarksburg, W.Va., Mrs. Mitlin earned an A.B. degree from West Virginia University and an M.A. from Mississippi State University. She was a chemist with Lever Brothers and the Good Housekeeping Institute, and taught school in Montgomery County, Md.

Surviving are her husband, Norman Mitlin; her son, Laurance Mitlin of Rock Hill; her brother, Laurence Liston of Bethesda, Md.; and two grandchildren.

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

The family will receive friends at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Laurance Mitlin and Debbie Mollycheck.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Helen Troxell
FORT MILL - Mrs. Helen Lenora Smith Troxell, 78, of 7060 Saint Paul St. died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at Lakeview Living Center in Pineville, N.C.

Green Funeral Home is in charge.


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