Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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John Clark

YORK - Mr. John "Shot" Lewis Clark, 67, of 2136 Charlotte Highway died Monday, May 10, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Thomas McPhail officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Clark was a son of the late Phillip Clark and Annie Mae Thomas Clark. He was the former owner of Clark's Grocery. He was an elder at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes Chamber Clark; his son, Steve Clark of York; two daughters, Betsy Clark Chapman of Belton and Kimberly Clark Smith of Hatteras, N.C.; two brothers, Tom Clark of York and Jimmy Clark of Camden; his sister, Sara Clark Causby of Asheville, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery Association, 1184 N. Shiloh Road, York, SC 29745.

Lolann Kennedy

MATTHEWS, N.C. - Mrs. Lolann Harris Kennedy, 72, of Matthews died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Union Regional Medical Center.

The memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at McEwen Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel in Monroe, N.C., with the Rev. Leonard Stadler officiating.

A native of Dallas, she was a daughter of the late Ronald and Vivian Rogers Harris.

Surviving are her husband, William Chunn Kennedy Sr. of Lake Wylie; her son, William Chunn Kennedy Jr. of Lake Wylie; her daughter, Anne Kennedy of Matthews; and two grandsons.

Mary Solomon

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Catherine Counihan Solomon, 74, of 630 Cauthen St. died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at home.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Robert Walker Sr.

FORT MILL - Mr. Robert "Bobby" Franklin Walker Sr., 56, of 1424 Banks St. died Monday, May 10, 1999, at Meadow Haven/Beverly Health Care in Rock Hill.

The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Princeton Terry officiating.

A native of Fort Mill, Mr. Walker was a son of the late Robert Jackson Walker Jr. and Elsie Threat Walker. He was a graduate of Fort Mill High School, a member of American Legion Post No. 43 and served in the National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Tammy Walker; his son, Robert F. Walker Jr. of York; his stepson, Joseph Collins of Fort Mill; his half-sister, Susan Harvell of Fort Mill; and three half-brothers, Ronald Jennings of Mount Holly, N.C., Donald Jennings of Lincolnton, N.C., and R.J. Walker III of Fort Mill.

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

Memorials may be made to the Robert Walker Funeral Fund, c/o Fort Mill Funeral Home, 138 Clebourne St., Fort Mill, SC 29715. 

Ada Carroll

GASTONIA, N.C. - Mrs. Ada Chisholm Carroll, 78, of 1803 Clark St. died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Avante of Charlotte Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Lovely Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Al Davis officiating. Burial will be at Hollywood Cemetery.

A native of Chester County, Mrs. Carroll was a daughter of the late Robert Chisholm and Mattie Smalls Chisholm. She was a member of Lovely Hill Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board.

Surviving are four sons, Bobby Carroll, Willie James Carroll, William Joe Carroll and Roger Carroll, all of Gastonia; two daughters, Betty Brown of Gastonia and Mattie Sanders of Rock Hill; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. today at Costner Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

William Clark

LANCASTER - Mr. William Beckwith "Beck" Clark, 77, of 3628 J.B. Denton Road died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held later.

A native of Lancaster, Mr. Clark was a son of the late John Thomas Clark and Julia Beckham Clark. Mr. Clark was a master steam fitter for the Uniroyal Co. of Chicopee, Mass. He was a member of Mochaw Legion of the Moose in Chicopee Falls, Mass., a scout master for St. John's Catholic Church in Northampton, Mass., and president of the Hampshire Sportsman Club. He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving are his wife, Victoria Jackimczyk Clark; his daughter, Ellen Brazauskas of Alpine, N.Y.; his brother, S.E. Clark of Kershaw; his sister, Oletta Mahaffey of Florence; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

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

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Jack Helms

FORT MILL - Mr. Jack Wingate Helms, 78, of 9929 Sherril Lane died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at Harris Hospice Center at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be private.

A native of Mecklenburg County, Mr. Helms was a son of the late Samuel L. Helms and Ruth Hyman Helms. He was an U.S. Marine veteran of World War II. Mr. Helms was retired from Lance Packing Co. After retirement, he pursued his artistic talents.

Surviving are his wife, Myra Helms; three daughters, Maria H. Walker of Oxford, N.C., Julie H. Marshall of Fort Mill and Marianne H. Barrett of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to Harris Hospice Center, Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233.

Nancy Quinton

CHESTER - Mrs. Nancy Paul Quinton, 88, of 915 Davis Drive died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at Chester County Nursing Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Dwight Pearson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

A native of Fairfield County, Mrs. Quinton was a daughter of the late John C. Paul and Elizabeth Bryce Paul. She was the widow of James Wylie Quinton. A retired registered nurse, Mrs. Quinton worked at Pryor Hospital and Chester County Hospital for more than 50 years. She was a graduate of Mount Zion Institute in Winnsboro and received her nurses training at Chester's Pryor Hospital. She was a member of Chester ARP Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Tarboro, N.C., for more than 50 years.

Surviving are cousins.

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

The family will be at the home of Margaret Lucas, 909 Davis Drive, Chester.

Mary Solomon

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Catherine Counihan Solomon, 74, of 630 Cauthen St. died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at home.

The graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Delbert Regier officiating.

A native of Cumberland, Md., Mrs. Solomon was a daughter of the late John Francis Counihan and Mary Teresa Hart Counihan. She was a member of Faith Evangelical Church. She was a retired shipping and receiving clerk with 24 years service at Ostrows.

Surviving are her husband, Aaron P. Solomon; her son, Donald P. Solomon of Fort Worth, Texas; her daughter, Bobbie S. Llewellyn of Sharon; her brother, Adrian Hart Counihan of Cantonsville, Md.; two half- brothers, John Francis Rummer of Cumberland, Md., and Robert Rummer of Keyser, W.Va.; her sister, Ruth E. Grimm of Gettysburg, Pa.; three half-sisters, Teresa A. Rummer, Mary T. Rummer Brown and Teresa Ann Simmons, all of Cumberland, Md.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Constance Bower

LAKE WYLIE - Mrs. Constance T. Bower, 81, of 11 Sandy Cove Road died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at Senior Quarters at Lake Wylie.

The graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at River Hill Community Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Jerry Bryant officiating.

A native of New Castle, Pa., Mrs. Bower was a daughter of the late Louis Mucci and Phile Cassella. She was the widow of John Bower.

Surviving are her son, Thomas J. Bower of Lake Wylie; her brother, Willie Mucci of Cleveland Ohio; her sister, Christy Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of York County, P.O. Box 10261, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

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

Hassel Cooper

YORK - Mr. Hassel McArthur Cooper, 56, of 1012 McAfee Court died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Buddy Mayne officiating and the Rev. Robin Addair assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Buchanan County, Va., Mr. Cooper was a son of the late George Millard Cooper and Nancy Garnett Cooper. He was a retired coal miner and worked for United Steel Co. and Island Creek Coal Co. in the coal fields of western Virginia. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ann Addair Cooper; two sons, Jimmy E. Cooper and Kevin R. Cooper, both of the home; his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Cooper of the home; three brothers, Josh Cooper of Johnson City, Tenn., Graham Cooper of Bland, Va., and Thurman Cooper of Pilgrim Knob, Va.; three sisters, Betty Tristan of Biloxi, Miss., Lois Nicholson of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Thelma Murray of Georgia; and three grandchildren.

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

Clara Hawkins

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Clara Mae Smith Hawkins, 67, of 1052 Allendale Circle died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Spartanburg, Mrs. Hawkins was the daughter of the late Geddis Smith and Inez Burch Smith. She was a homemaker and member of West End Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lawrence E. Hawkins; her son, Eric Hawkins of Rock Hill; her daughter, Karen Hawkins Bolt of Rock Hill; two brothers, Troy G. Smith and William Walker "Buddy" Smith, both of Duncan; her sister, Irene Parks of Duncan; two grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to the Clara S. Hawkins Memorial Fund, c/o Greene Funeral Home, P.O. Box 11549, Rock Hill, SC or West End Baptist Church building fund, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or the American Heart Association, South Carolina Affiliate, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260.

Buran Melton

CLOVER - Mr. Buran Max Melton, 73, of 3056 S. Highway 321 died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Clover First Baptist Church, with the Revs. David Stanford and Warren Fowler officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of York County, Mr. Melton was a son of the late Buford E. Melton and Mattie Bell Wallace Melton. He was owner and operator of Melton's Home and Auto, Western Auto Associate since 1952. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he served in the Pacific. He was a Mason in the Alpine Lodge 208 in Clover, a Shriner and member of the York Rite. Mr. Melton was a charter member of the Clover Optimist Club, longtime member of First Baptist Church and a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Byers Melton; his son, Donald M. Byers of Clover; his daughter, Tracey M. McKown of Clover; two brothers, George R. Melton of Clover and Buford L. Melton of York; his sister, Christine M. Byers of Clover; and his granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church building fund, 117 S. Main St., Clover, SC 29710 or to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Mamie Ogburn

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mamie Worthy Ogburn, 94, of 620 E. Black St. died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be private.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Blanche Sarvis

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Blanche Parrish Sarvis, 86, of 13 Graham St. died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church at Lake Wylie, with the Rev. Grady Ghent officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A native of Fort Mill, Mrs. Sarvis was a daughter of the late Lewis L. Hucks and Floy Margaret Gordon Hucks. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she was former choir member, vice president of the adult Sunday school class, member of the Women's Missionary Union and a volunteer worker at Divine Savior Nursing Home.

Surviving are her husband, James F. "Jack" Sarvis; two sons, Perry L. "Mickey" Parrish Sr. and Ronald W. "Ronnie" Parrish, both of Rock Hill; her daughter, Margaret Bentley of York; her stepdaughter, Annette Riddle of Charlotte; seven grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Mickey Parrish, 1435 Allison Circle.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Bethel Baptist Church building fund.

Mary Solomon

ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Catherine Counihan Solomon, 74, of 630 Cauthen St. died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at home.

The graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Delbert Regier officiating.

A native of Cumberland, Md., Mrs. Solomon was a daughter of the late John Francis Counihan and Mary Teresa Hart Counihan. She was a member of Faith Evangelical Church. She was a retired shipping and receiving clerk with 24 years service at Ostrows.

Surviving are her husband, Aaron P. Solomon; her son, Donald P. Solomon of Fort Worth, Texas; her daughter, Bobbie S. Llewellyn of Sharon; her brother, Adrian Hart Counihan of Cantonsville, Md.; two half-brothers, John Francis Rummer of Cumberland, Md., and Robert Rummer of Keyser, W.Va.; her sister, Ruth E. Grimm of Gettysburg, Pa.; three half-sisters, Teresa A. Rummer, Mary T. Rummer Brown and Teresa Ann Simmons, all of Cumberland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

George Weeks Jr.

INMAN - George W. Weeks Jr., 76, of Golden Age Nursing Home died Sunday, May 9, 1999.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Metropolitan AME Zion Church, with Dr. A.L. Brackett and the Revs. Haywood Boyd, Roger Mason and Charles Shippy officiating. Internment will follow at Oakland Cemetery.

A native of Cherokee County, Mr. Weeks was the son of the late George Weeks Sr. and Mary Sims Weeks. He was the widower of Mrs. Martha Knuckles Weeks. He attended Metropolitan AME Zion Church.

Surviving are his son, Deacon Thomas Weeks Sr. of Gaffney; three daughters, Mildred Dawkins of Temple, Texas, Doris Jean Weeks of York and Sharon Peayson of Gaffney; his brother, Samuel Weeks of Gaffney; his sister, Margaret Montgomery of Gaffney, 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Foster Funeral Home of Gaffney is in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Wells

HICKORY GROVE - Mrs. Carolyn Hardin Wells, 72, of 6280 Wylie Ave. died Thursday, May 13, 1999, at home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hickory Grove ARP Church, with the Rev. Kyle Sims officiating and the Rev. Bill Jones assisting. Burial will be at the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Wells was a daughter of the late W.D. Hardin and Edna Ramsey Hardin. She was a homemaker and a member of Hickory Grove ARP Church.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Well; her daughter, Vicki Wells Phillips of Gaffney; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Hickory Grove Life Saving Squad, 6009 Wylie Ave., Hickory Grove, SC 29717.

Carl Westbury

RIDGEVILLE - Mr. Carl Westbury, 63, of 457 Rice Road died Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at Summerville Medical Center.

The graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Glendale Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Walling officiating.

A native of Charleston County, he was a son of the late Charles A. Westbury Sr. and Lillie Bell Beckett Westbury. He was a retired supervisor with General Tire Co. and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Steel Workers Union. He was the widow of Mary Dennis Westbury.

Surviving are two sons, Raymond Westbury of Indiana and Randy Westbury of California; his daughter, Ashley Westbury of Ridgeville; his brother, Charles A. Westbury of Ridgeville; three sisters, Sarah W. Lane of Walterboro, Louise Baxley of Boyce, La., and Margaret Fregetto of Destin, Fla.; and four grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home.


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