Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Ruth Barnett
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Ruth Summers Barnett, 88, of 4020 S.C. 324 died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rickie Martin officiating and the Rev. Jimmy Holley assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Born in Anniston, Ala., Mrs. Barnett was retired from Hoechst-Celanese Corp., where she was employed in the coning department for more than 21 years. She was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. She was the widow of Hester T. Barnett.

Surviving are two sons, William Wallace Barnett of Atlanta and Charles T. Barnett of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Rosa Lee Clinton of Rock Hill and Peggy B. Ratterree of Atlanta; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Dot Lefler of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Eastview Baptist Church, 1430 Gordon Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boyd Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. George H. Lowery officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Born in York County, Mrs. Gist was retired from Hoechst Celanese Corp., Celriver Plant, after 21 years as a janitor. She graduated from Emmett Scott High School in 1955 and was a member of Mount Do Well Baptist Church in McConnells.

Surviving are her husband, Jessie Gist of the home; three sons, Jessie Lee Gist and Freddie Gist, both of Rock Hill, and Alvin Gist of Columbia; two daughters, Delores Adams of Rock Hill and Elaine Gist of Columbia; her sister, Lula Mae Williams of Rock Hill; her niece whom she reared, Patricia Hyman of York; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The body may be viewed from noon to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

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

Parker Funeral Home is in charge.

Nevada Moffatt
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Nevada Curbeam Moffatt, 63, of 408 S. Spruce St. died Monday, March 9, 1998, at her home.

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

Joseph Motsinger
CLOVER - Mr. Joseph Glen Motsinger, 82, of 550 Brandon Road died Sunday, March 8, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Graham Crawford officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Born in Forsythe County, N.C., Mr. Motsinger was co-owner of Mott's Oil Equipment & Service in Charlotte.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Ballard Motsinger; his son, Melvin L. Motsinger of Clover; his daughter, Hilda M. Thompson of Charlotte; his sister, Vera Brann of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Clover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 214, Clover, SC 29710 or to River Hills Emergency Squad, 0 Heritage Drive, Lake Wylie, SC 29710 or to Bethel Volunteer Fire Department, 5600 S.C. Highway 557, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Emmie Threatt
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Emmie Mae Toole Threatt, 91, of 18 Hampton St. died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Born in Aiken County, Mrs. Threatt attended Aiken County schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and was the widow of Andrew Threatt.

Surviving are five daughters, Margaret Riddle and Doris Walters, both of Great Falls, Betty Hartley of St. Augustine, Fla., Barbara Patton of Gaston and Kathy Ware of Orlando, Fla.; her brother, Robert L. Toole of Great Falls; two sisters, Ruth Wooten and Dorothy Cook, both of Wagener; and 18 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Great Falls Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 371, Great Falls, SC 29055.

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.

Ruby Corder
WEST COLUMBIA - Mrs. Ruby Ayers Corder, 55, of 17 Lonely St. died Tueday, March 10, 1998, at Palmetto Baptist Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Home in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Harry Widener officiating and the Rev. Dennis Ayers assisting. Burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery.

A Rock Hill native, Mrs. Corder was a homemaker and a member of Central Nazarene Church.

Surviving are her son, Dean Corder of Myrtle Beach; her daughter, Teresa D. Blackwood of Rock Hill; her brother, Pete Ayers of Rock Hill; two sisters, Faye Pittman of Rock Hill and Kathleen Boyd of Fort Mill; and two granddaughters.

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

Ebbie Ferrell
CHESTER - Mr. Ebbie Ross Ferrell, 72, formerly of Route 3, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Dorn V.A. Medical Center Nursing Home.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Armenia United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Kenny Compton officiating.

Mr. Ferrell was an Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sons, Tony Ferrell of Great Falls and Eric Ferrell of Chester; two daughters, Dian Perry and Crystal Banks, both of Great Falls; six brothers, Charles Ferrell, Dewey Ferrell, Zebbie Ferrell, Bobby Ferrell, Roy Ferrell and Wayne Ferrell, all of Chester; two sisters, Juanita Dodds and Myrtle Ferrell, both of Chester; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wright's Funeral Home.

Grace Helms
YORK - Mrs. Grace Pearl Crider Helms, 85, of 2401 S.C Highway 161 died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Union Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alan Price officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Helms was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Surviving are four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Dessie Horton
WAXHAW, N.C. - Mrs. Dessie Newton Horton, 93, of 805 Old Providence Road died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Renaissance Health & Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Osceola United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Bob Dunn and Bert Watson officiating.

Born in Cleveland County, N.C., Mrs. Horton retired as a professional nanny. She was a member of Osceola United Methodist Church. She was the widow of John Pinkney Horton.

Surviving are her son, John Newton Sheppard of Bradley Beach, N.J.; her daughter, Jane Spake of Waxhaw, N.C.; two grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Osceola United Methodist Church building fund, 6575 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

Minnie La Frage
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Minnie Cook La Frage, 100, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Dunbar Funeral Home, with the Revs. Alan Mallory and John McArthur officiating.

Born in Cabarrus County, N.C., Mrs. La Frage was a homemaker. She was the oldest member of Six Mile Creek Presbyterian Church in Indian Land during its existence and was the pianist there for many years. She was the widow of Leland La Frage.

Surviving are two sons, James La Frage of Camden and Murphy E. La Frage of Sharon; two daughters, Coe L. Lyman of North and Mary L. Snow of Charlotte; two sisters, Doris Ross of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Helen Cook of Concord, N.C.; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Dunbar Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Eau Claire Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 3156, Columbia, SC 29230.

McEwen Funeral Service is in charge of local arrangements.

Corey McKenzie
GREAT FALLS - Mr. Corey Lynn McKenzie, 24, of Lake Wateree died Sunday, March 8, 1998.

The funeral and visitation will be announced by Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Born in Chester County, Mr. McKenzie was a forklift operator at Willamette Industries and attended Great Falls schools.

Surviving are his wife, Joann W. McKenzie; his son, Gerald Corey McKenzie of the home; his daughter, Ashley Marie McKenzie of the home; his parents, Gerald and Emily McKenzie of Great Falls; his brother, Scott McKenzie of Great Falls; his sister, Tina Baker of Tripp, S.D.; and his paternal grandparents, Harry and Roseanna McKenzie of Great Falls.

Memorials may be made to Greenlawn Cemetery memorial fund, P.O. Box 462, Great Falls, SC 29055.

Leslie Moffatt
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Leslie Nevada "Vate" Moffatt, 63, of 408 S. Spruce St. died Monday, March 9, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.W. Thompson officiating and the Revs. J.E. Darby, Aggie Brown and Charles Kaiser assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Chester County, Mrs. Moffatt attended Turner's Elementary School and graduated from Sollers Point High School in Baltimore. She was employed by Western Electric for 28 years and at Loyola College in Baltimore. She attended Fewell Park craft classes in Rock Hill. She was a member of City Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and organized and advised the Pastor's Aide. She was a former member of Friendship Baptist Church and Dalton Baptist Church in Baltimore, where she was a vice-president and secretary of the gospel choir and a member of the Pastor's Aide.

Surviving are her husband, James Moffatt; two sons, Sheldon Levi and Jason Levi, both of Baltimore; three daughters, Ann Powbey of Algeria, Africa, Janice Carver of Hawaii and Yvonne Calder of Virginia Beach, Va.; her parents, Willie and Beatrice Curbeam of Baltimore; three brothers, Robert Curbeam of Quinton, Va., Thomas Curbeam of Baltimore and James Curbeam of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Lettie Bratcher of Baltimore and Barbara Waddell of Jacksonville, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

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

The body may be viewed from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at King's Funeral Home.

Robert Plyler
LANCASTER - Mr. Robert Harrison Plyler, 79, of 2534 Kendlewood Drive died Tuesday, March 10, 1998.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mr. Plyler retired as a loom fixer at the Stevens Plant in Great Falls. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his daughter, Priscilla Stryker of Anaheim, Calif.; his sister, Myrtle Lucas of Ridgeway; five grandchildren; and his niece, Sue Carnes of the home.

Hartley Funeral Home is in charge.

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

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Greene Funeral Home, with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Born in Long View, Texas, Mrs. Troxell was a retired bookkeeper, and a member of the Eastern Star. She was of the Pentecostal faith.

Surviving are her daughter, Tina Hinson of Charlotte; and her grandchild.

Memorials may be made to South Charlotte Baptist Church, 12416 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134.

John White
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mr. John White, 99, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at 19th Street Baptist Church, 4606 16th St. N.W.

Formerly of Rock Hill, Mr. White was a dining car waiter for Southern Railroad for 52 years. He founded AFL-CIO Dining Car Waiters' Union and was president of the group for 25 years.

Surviving is his wife, Lottie Blake White.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 19th Street Baptist Church.

Marshall's Funeral Home is in charge.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Lee Yarborough
ROCK HILL - Mr. Lee Printis Yarborough of 463 Green St. died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Lorene Young
CLOVER - Mrs. Lorene McCloud Young, 82, of 104 Franklin St. died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dale Turner officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Born in Laurens County, Mrs. Young was retired from Randolph Yarns. She was the widow of John B. Young Sr.

Surviving are two sons, John B. Young Jr. of Clover and Lewis Young of Easley; two daughters, Loretta Carter of Piedmont and Deloris Mahaffey of Clover; two brothers, Raymond McCloud of Chester and D.A. McCloud of Lockhart; three sisters, Viola Davis of Clover, Bonnie Gregory of Chester and Pauline Ray of Hampton, Va.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Clover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 214, Clover, SC 29710.

Carolyn Burns
CLINTON - Mrs. Carolyn Hurst Burns, 89, of Presbyterian Home died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Presbyterian Home.

A commital service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Beersheba Presbyterian Church cemetery in York. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in York, with the Rev. Todd Speed officiating.

A native of Macon, Ga., Mrs. Burns was the owner and operator of Burns Jewelry in York. She attended Wesleyan College and taught in Georgia public schools. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in York and was active in the Presbyterian Women Association. She was regent of the Kings Mountain chapter of the D.A.R., president of the U.D.C. and was an organizing member of the White Rose Book Club. She organized the first bookmobile library service for rural areas of South Carolina.

She was the widow of Leslie M. Burns Sr.

Surviving are her son, Leslie M. Burns Jr. of Greenville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

The family will receive friends Friday in the ladies parlor after the memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Home of South Carolina, 801 Musgrave St., Clinton, SC 29325-1796.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Anna Chumley
SPARTANBURG - Mrs. Anna Lee Brown Chumley, 70, of 510 Quartermaster Road died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Prince Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Monty King officiating.

A Spartanburg native, Mrs. Chumley was a member of El Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her son, Niles Andrew Chumley of Rock Hill; her daughter, Susan Cox of Moore; her brother, Eugene Brown of Alexandria, Va.; three sisters, Marjorie Snow of Spartanburg, Shirley Henson of Taylors and Faye Brown of Wellford; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel.

The family is at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Special Needs Fund, SRMC, 120 Heywood Avenue, Suite 300, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

Gertrude Hendrix
KERSHAW - Mrs. Gertrude Elizabeth Price Hendrix, 76, of 306 E. Stevens Drive died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Moncrief Hospital at Fort Jackson.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Hugh McKinney officiating.

Born in Jefferson, Mrs. Hendrix was a homemaker, a member of Kershaw Second Baptist Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 8990, Westville.

Surviving are her husband, Luther Tillman Hendrix; two sons, John L. Hendrix of Alexandria, Va., and Ben T. Hendrix of Kershaw; her daughter, Letha Ann Spinks of Kershaw; her brother, George Price of Concord, N.C.; three sisters, Evelyn P. Harris and Iva Lee Payne, both of Kershaw, and Ruth Roberts of Columbia; and six grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the VFW National Children's Home, 3573 South Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827.

Corey McKenzie
GREAT FALLS - Mr. Corey Lynn McKenzie, 24, of Lake Wateree died Sunday, March 8, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Great Falls Church of God, with the Revs. Jerry Love, James Grant and Lee Black officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Born in Chester County, Mr. McKenzie was a forklift operator at Willamette Industries and attended Great Falls schools.

Surviving are his wife, Joann W. McKenzie; his son, Gerald Corey McKenzie of the home; his daughter, Ashley Marie McKenzie of the home; his parents, Gerald and Emily McKenzie of Great Falls; his brother, Scott McKenzie of Great Falls; his sister, Tina Baker of Tripp, S.D.; and his paternal grandparents, Harry and Roseanna McKenzie of Great Falls.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Greenlawn Cemetery memorial fund, P.O. Box 462, Great Falls, SC 29055.

Mallie McKenzie
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mallie M. McKenzie, 90, of 1228 Winthrop Drive died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Leslie Moffatt
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Leslie Nevada "Vate" Moffatt, 63, of 408 S. Spruce St. died Monday, March 9, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. W.W. Thompson officiating and the Revs. J.E. Darby, Aggie Brown and Charles Kaiser assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Chester County, Mrs. Moffatt attended Turner's Elementary School and graduated from Sollers Point High School in Baltimore. She was employed by Western Electric for 28 years and at Loyola College in Baltimore. She attended Fewell Park craft classes in Rock Hill. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir and organized and advised the Pastor's Aide. She was a former member of Friendship Baptist Church and Dalton Baptist Church in Baltimore, where she was a vice-president and secretary of the gospel choir and a member of the Pastor's Aide.

Surviving are her husband, James Moffatt; two sons, Sheldon Levi and Jason Levi, both of Baltimore; three daughters, Ann Powbey of Algeria, Africa, Janice Carver of Hawaii and Yvonne Calder of Virginia Beach, Va.; her parents, Willie and Beatrice Curbeam of Baltimore; three brothers, Robert Curbeam of Quinton, Va., Thomas Curbeam of Baltimore and James Curbeam of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Lettie Bratcher of Baltimore and Barbara Waddell of Jacksonville, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

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

The body may be viewed from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at King's Funeral Home.

Frank Robinson Jr.
KERSHAW - Mr. Frank Robinson Jr., 71, of 109 W. First St. died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Flint Ridge Baptist Church, with the Revs. Steve Neal and Bobby Owens officiating. Burial will be at Buffalo Baptist Church cemetery.

Born in Kershaw, Mr. Robinson was a member of Flint Ridge Baptist Church, was retired from Springs Industries and was a Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Ollie Hunter Robinson; his son, Donald B. Robinson of Lancaster; his daughter, Dale Baker of Great Falls; two brothers, Johnny Robinson of Cheraw and Thomas Robinson of Lancaster; four sisters, Kathleen Vincent and Sue Ann Hinson, both of Kershaw, Virginia Cook of Waynesboro, Va., and Becky Taylor of Fort Mitchell, Ala.; and two 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 Buffalo-Mount Pisgah Rescue Squad, 2099 John Munn Road, Jefferson, SC 29718 or to Flint Ridge Baptist Church, 1892 Flint Ridge Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

Evelyn Rollings
JEFFERSON - Mrs. Evelyn L. Rollings, 78, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Fork Creek Methodist Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Rollings was the widow of Robert L. Rollings Sr.

Surviving are her son, Robert L. "Amos" Rollings Jr. of Jefferson; her sister, Nancy Boatwright of Rock Hill; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Sutton Funeral Home in Pageland.

Memorials may be made to Jefferson Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 155, Jefferson, SC 29718.

Willie Sanders
CHESTER - Mr. Willie "Pop" Sanders, 79, of 516 Denton St. died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at his home.

The family is at the home of John and Geneva Gore, 115 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Drive.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home.

Aaron Carter
ROCK HILL - Mr. Aaron Carter, 57, of 1618 Old Friendship Road died Thursday, March 12, 1998. Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Gladys Clark
CASSATT - Mrs. Gladys B. Willeford Clark, 98, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Sunday, March 1, 1998, in Darlington.

A graveside service was at Fairlawn Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Born in Memphis, Mo., Mrs. Clark was the widow of Earl James Clark.

Surviving are two sisters, Geneva McNeil of Burlington, Iowa, and Barbara Eland of Bellflower, Calif.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 830 North Tejon St., Suite 410, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

John Isom Jr.
YORK - John Benjamin Isom Jr., 50, of 11 Watts St., died Thursday, March 12, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Helen Loftis
ROCK HILL - Dr. Helen Ada Loftis of 2020 Hempstead Road died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at her home.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Bass Funeral Home, with chaplain Agnes Barry officiating and 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, Taylors, with Dr. Ernest Carswell Jr. officiating. Burial will be private at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Greenville.

Born in Greenville, Dr. Loftis received her bachelor of science degree from Winthrop College, her master of science degree from the University of Tennessee and her doctorate in education from Pennsylvania State University. At Winthrop she was a professor of home economics education, chair of the department of home economics education, a graduate advisor, associate director of continuing education and associate director of the Joynes Center. After 30 years in education she retired as professor emeritus from Winthrop University.

She was a member of the American Associates of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Association for Teacher Education, the Association for Student Teaching, the American Association of University Professors, the American Association of University Women and was a lifetime member of the American Vocational Association. She was a leader of the Writers of York County and left a poetry manuscript in progress for later publication.

Surviving is her sister, Margaret Loftis Barton of Green River, Utah.

The family will receive friends after each service.

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

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Thomas McClinton
RICHBURG - Mr. Thomas Jefferson "T. J." McClinton, 73, of 115 Gladden Road died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

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

Mallie McKenzie
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mallie Monroe McKenzie, 90, of 1228 Winthrop Drive died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Baptist Church, with Dr. Robert Shrum and the Rev. Bo Coleman officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

A Honea Path native, Mrs. McKenzie was a 1928 graduate of Greenville Woman's College, now Furman University, and taught in the public schools of Wagner, Donalds and Rock Hill until her retirement. She was a charter member of Oakland Baptist Church, where she was a Sunbeam leader, a Sunday school teacher and pianist. The Mallie McKenzie Circle is named for her. She was a Pink Lady at the Rock Hill hospitals, a board member of the York County Cancer Association and a retired member of the York County Education Association.

She was the widow of Jerry F. McKenzie Jr.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry F. McKenzie III of Rock Hill and Robert Alexander McKenzie of Columbia; two daughters, Ann McKenzie of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Rebecca McKenzie Little of Greenville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Cora Patterson
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Cora Lee Patterson, 72, of 821 Rockdale St. died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Willie Sanders
CHESTER - Mr. Willie "Pop" Sanders, 79, of 516 Denton St. died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at his home.

A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. R.L. McClurkin officiating, and the Revs. C.J. Stringfellow and James Hope assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A Chester County native, Mr. Sanders was retired from General Motors in Syracuse, N.Y. He was a part-time driver for the Department of Social Services and Denton Funeral Home. He was a member of Sandy River Baptist Church and a former member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the CB&A Society.

Surviving are his son, Nathaniel Sanders of Baltimore, Md.; three daughters, Geneva Gore and Julia Mae Hardin, both of Chester, and Iberia Sanders of Baltimore; two brothers, Maynardie Sanders of High Point, N.C. and Gillie Sanders of Norfolk, Va.; two sisters, Rachel S. Davison and Flonie Roach, both of Charlotte; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 34 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of John Richard and Geneva Gore, 115 MLK Memorial Dr.

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

Denton Funeral Home is in charge.

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

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Boyd Hill Baptist Church, with pastor B. B. Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Baptist Church cemetery in Chester.

Mrs. Sandifer attended the public schools of York County and was a member of Boyd Hill Baptist Church, where she was a member of the hymn choir, the deaconess board and the missionary society. She was a homemaker and was the widow of Richard "Son" Sandifer.

Surviving are five foster children that she raised, Betty Woods of Charlotte, and Sandra Brown, Virginia Bratton, Arthur Miller IV and Marion Cherry, all of Rock Hill; her sister, Louise Franklin of New York City; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The body may be viewed from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Parker Funeral Home is in charge.

Bessie Wilkins
MIAMI - Miss Bessie Lee Wilkins, 60, of 1125 Northwest 88th St., formerly of Chester, died Sunday, March 8, 1998, at Northshore Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Miami. Burial will follow at Dade Memorial Park.

Surviving are her mother Tecora Wilkins McCowan; three brothers, Vincent Wilkins, Marcus Wilkins and Dwight T. Wilkins; and two sisters, Susan Kennedy and Mildred Tennat.

Poitier Funeral Home, 2300 Northwest 62nd St., Miami, is in charge.

King's Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Lee Yarborough
ROCK HILL - Mr. Lee Printis Yarborough, 57, of 463 Green St. died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lavenia Pride officiating and the Rev. Marion Mick assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Born in Sanford, N.C., Mr. Yarborough attended the public schools of Lee County, N.C.

Surviving are his wife, Mary M. Cunningham of Rock Hill; three sons, Vincent Huntley of Harrisburg, Pa., Thadeus Huntley of Charlotte and Alfred Huntley of Atlanta; his daughter, Darlene Huntley of Charlotte; his brother William "Billy" Yarborough of Sanford, N.C.; his sister, Neomia Bunch of Sanford, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the home.


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