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Tommy Banks
DADEVILLE, Ala. - Mr. Tommy Lee Banks, 29, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at a nursing home in Dadeville, Ala.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church of The Nazarene in Clover, with the Rev. Dale Turner officiating.

Surviving are his mother, Shirley Banks of York; two brothers, Dennis Warren Whitaker of Clover and Gary Allen Whitaker of Monroe, N.C.; and his sister, Kathy Denise Cook of Clover.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the home of Dennis Whitaker, 405 Sumter St. Exchange.

Alabama Funeral Homes and Memorial Gardens of Dadeville, Ala., is in charge.

Nancye Bassoff
BAL HARBOUR, Fla. - Ms. Nancye Spanski Bassoff, 49, of 10185 Collins Ave. died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday in Lancaster at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Tony Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Born in Detroit, Ms. Bassoff was a graduate of Lancaster Senior High School and of the University of South Carolina. She taught 12th grade English at North Miami High School and was a licensed Realtor with Wimbish-Riteway Realtors in Miami Beach, Fla. She attended Church by the Sea in Miami.

Surviving are her mother, Willie Mae Watts Spanski of Lancaster; two brothers, Paul Spanski and Mark Spanski, both of Lynchburg, Va.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home and other times at the home of her mother, 1769 Lynwood Drive.

Ernest Brasington, Sr.
HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Ernest Roach Brasington Sr., 78, of 1710 Baskins Hill Road died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2:30 Sunday at Rich Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. L. Brooks Walker and the Rev. Stuart Snow officiating. Burial will include Masonic Rites of Fork Hill Lodge No. 316 and will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Brasington was a retired Singer Sewing Machine Technician and a retired World War II Army Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion, Fork Hill Masonic Lodge No. 316, Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department and Rich Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Leona Youmans Brasington; four sons, Ernest R. "Ernie" Brasington Jr. and Paul Jerome Brasington, both of Lancaster, Thomas Gordon Brasington of Toledo, Ohio, and James Franklin "Pee Wee" Brasington of Heath Springs; two brothers, W. B. "Bill" Brasington and Claude Sapp "Shorty" Brasington, both of Heath Springs; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight and at other times at the home of James Franklin "Pee Wee" Brasington, 3006 Rocky River Road, Heath Springs.

Memorials may be made to Rich Hill Baptist Church, 1557 East Doc Garris Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Emily Elliott
CAMDEN - Mrs. Emily Blackmon Elliott, 87, died Thursday, March 12, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hermitage Baptist Church, with the Revs. Buddy Fredrickson and Clarence Dorman officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Bethune, Mrs. Elliott was a retired registered nurse at the Kershaw County Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Hermitage Baptist Church. She was the widow of Hazel Alexander Elliott.

Surviving are three sons, Roger B. Elliott of Hartsville, Hazel L. Elliott of Columbia, and H. Doug Elliott of Rock Hill; her sister, Doris B. Gaylard of Charleston; her brother, Ira L. Blackmon of Camden; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Hermitage Baptist Church, 814 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Camden, SC 29020.

Kornegay Funeral Home is in charge.

Donnie Enix
DALZELL - Mr. Donnie Ray Enix, 37, 4375 Brabham Drive died Wednesday, March 11, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Saluda Street Church of God, with the Rev. Ronnie Green, Rev. Dennis Reid, and Chaplain Bliche-Baum officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Born in Chester County, Mr. Enix was actively serving as a senior master sergeant for the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of Chester High School and St. Leo's College of Sumter. He was supervisor of Disabled Children's Support, a volunteer for the Special Olympics, and worked with special needs children. He also was a member of the NCO Club.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Kirkland Enix; his son, Corey Enix of the home; two sisters, Teri Dickinson of Dallas and Jeri Dehart of Chester; his brother, Junior Enix of Chester; and his parents, Bill and Shirley Enix of Chester.

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

Marion Harbin
FORT MILL- Mrs. Marion Taylor Harbin,71, of 325 U.S. 21 Bypass, died Friday, March 13, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

John Isom Jr.
YORK - Mr. John Benjamin Isom Jr., 50, of 11 Watts St. died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home, and a graveside service will follow at Uniondale Cemetery.

Born in York, Mr. Isom was an Army veteran and was retired from Wix Manufacturing in Gastonia, N.C. He was a member of New Home AME Zion Church, a graduate of Jefferson High School and a graduate of radio broadcasting school.

Surviving are his mother, Mamie B. Isom of the home; six brothers, Thomas Isom and James Isom, both of Charlotte, Odell Isom and Grady Isom, both of the home, Robert Isom of York and Bobby L. Isom of Rock Hill.

The family will be at the home of Mozell Hemphill, 19 Center St.

Wilma Mathis
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Wilma Jannette Mathis, 52, of 1662 Madison St. died Friday, March 13, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Revs. Bruce Wyatt and Jerry McNair officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills cemetery.

A native of Gastonia, N.C., Mrs. Mathis was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was the widow of Joe A. Mathis.

Surviving are two sons, David Mathis of Rock Hill and Mark Leonard of Blacksburg; her brother, James Johnson of Hickory, N.C.; her sister, Joyce Lilly of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 848 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, S.C. 29730.

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

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Moriah AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Grady Sharps officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Born in Chester County, he was a member of Mount Moriah AME Zion Church. He retired from Springs Industries and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was educated in the public schools of Chester County.

Surviving are his wife, Willie Mae McClinton of the home; three sons, Thomas J. McClinton, Jr. of Winnsboro, John Willie McClinton and Larry Lee McClinton, both of the home; two daughters, Darlene Barnette of Lancaster and Gwendolyn Feaster of Richburg; four brothers, Walter McClinton of New Jersey, Sam McClinton of Charlotte, James McClinton and Frank McClinton, both of Richburg; 12 grandchildren, including his grandchild reared as his son, Christopher McClinton of Lancaster; and 3 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home. The body will be carried to the church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The body may be viewed from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at King's Funeral Home.

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

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Pineville AME Zion Church with Dr. Eugene Goodwin officiating and Father John, Brother Joseph and Elder Melvin Belton assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A Rock Hill native, Mrs. Patterson was a member of Pineville AME Zion Church, a graduate of Emmett Scott High School and a graduate of Friendship Junior College. She was a cook for more than 20 years at The Oratory.

Surviving are three sons, Sonny Patterson, Bobby Patterson and Larry Patterson, all of Charlotte; three daughters, Shirley Graham, Barbara Miller and Vivian Baily, all of Rock Hill; her brother, John Henry Jones of Charlotte; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 tonight at Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will be at the home.

The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Rosa Seay
GASTONIA, N.C. - Mrs. Rosa Fry Seay, 90, of 3101 Crescent Lane died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Ward Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Tommy Hope officiating. Burial will be at Bowling Green Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Bowling Green.

A native of Swain County, N.C., she was retired from American Thread in Clover and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Clover.

Surviving are two daughters, Frances Munsey of Clover, and Mary Barrett of Gastonia; two sons, Herbert Seay and Bud Seay, both of Clover; 16 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Wardell Foster
FORT MILL - Mr. Wardell Foster, 66, of 155 Epps St. died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Caldwell Culp officiating, assisted by the Revs. Shawn Bell and Mildred Patton. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Foster attended Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a graduate of George Fish High School. While in the Army, he received the Korean metal, two bronze stars and the United States SVC metal. He was formerly employed with Rock Hill Concrete Co. for more than 30 years.

Surviving are his father, William Foster of Fort Mill; his mother Maggie Lightener Foster of Fort Mill; two sons, Perry Foster of Lancaster and Ezell Smith of New York City; his daughter, Phyllis McClinton of Rock Hill; his brother, Herbert Foster of Lancaster; his sister, Phyllis F. Bouler of Fort Mill; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home. The body may be viewed at the church before the service.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Marion Harbin 
FORT MILL - Ms. Marion Taylor Harbin, 71, of 325 U.S. 21 Bypass died Friday, March 13, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Greene Funeral Home, with Pastor Carl Williams officiating. Burial will be at Flint Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

Born in Chester, Ms. Harbin was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She was retired from Randolph Yarns at the Red River Plant.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda Gayle Whittington of Dillon, Beverly Ann Smarr of Rock Hill, and Bonnie Morris of Fort Mill; three women raised as sisters, Irene Knight of Fort Mill, Lola Pruitt of Charlotte, and Cora Wright of Great Falls; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave. Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Mary Maloney
NORTH CHARLESTON - Mrs. Mary McManus Maloney, 89, of Colonial Heights Nursing Home died Friday, March 13, 1998, at Colonial Heights Nursing Home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

A native of Lancaster County, Mrs. Maloney was a retired payroll clerk and supply center employee at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. Mrs. Maloney was also a former employee of W.C. Wilbur and Co., a member of Charleston Heights Baptist Church and a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club.

She was the widow of Glenn Maloney.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Ross of Beaufort and James Maloney of Canon City, Colo.; three daughters, Barbara R. DiLatta of Chester, Va., Glenda M. Ott of Hanahan and Susan E. Maloney of North Charleston; two sisters, Lillian Felder of Hanahan and Martha Scott of Rock Hill; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Charleston Heights Baptist Church, 2005 Reynolds Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405 or the Alzheimers Foundation at P.O. Box 1800, Charleston, SC 29402.

Rosa Seay
GASTONIA, N.C. - Mrs. Rosa Fry Seay, 90, of 3101 Crescent Lane died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at her home.

Burial was at Bowling Green Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Bowling Green.

A native of Swain County, N.C., Mrs. Seay was retired from American Thread in Clover. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Clover.

She was the widow of Gilbert Seay.

Surviving are two sons, Herbert Seay and Bud Seay, both of Clover; two daughters, Frances Munsey of Clover and Mary Barrett of Gastonia; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

George Ayers Jr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. George Richard Ayers Jr., 71, of 836 Patton St. died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Ken Jones officiating.

A native of York County, Mr. Ayers was a member of the Fort Mill American Legion and a World War II Army veteran. He retired from the textile industry and was of the Baptist faith. He was the widower of Viola F. Ayers.

Surviving are three sisters, Frances Brown and Barbara Micham, both of Rock Hill, and Emma Hinson of Charlotte; his stepdaughter; and four step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Barbara Micham, 745 Norwood Ave.

Memorials may be made to Rawlinson Road Baptist Church building fund, 1024 Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Aaron Carter
ROCK HILL - Mr. Aaron "Big A" Carter, 57, of 1618 Old Friendship Road died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Carter officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Carter was employed with Hoechst Celanese Corp., where he worked as a CA Mechanic for 18 years. He was a CB operator with the handle "Big A." He was of the Baptist faith. He was the widower of Mary Frances Osborne Carter.

Surviving are his daughter, Loretta Carter Strange of Charlotte; his companion, Mary Buerky-Ramsey of Rock Hill; his parents, Johnny Carter and Beatrice Fields Carter of Rock Hill; five brothers, Donald Carter, Roger Carter, and Calvin Carter, all of Rock Hill, Jimmy Carter of Mullins, and the Rev. David Carter of Pickens; his sister, Gladys Carnes of Lancaster; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pilgrims' Inn, 236 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Dorothy Carvill
FORT MILL - Mrs. Dorothy May Field Carvill, 74, of 7182 Twin Lakes Estates died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Mrs. Carvill was a Maine native, and she was a homemaker.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home.

Queen Good
YORK - Mrs. Queen E. Good of 130 Lowry Row died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Fishing Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. H.E. Dickson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Good graduated in 1954 from Jefferson High School. She was a member of Fishing Creek Baptist Church, where she served on the missionary board and the usher board. She was an employee of Thompson Funeral Home for 26 years.

Surviving are her companion, Arthur Thompson; her son, Andre Good of the home; two brothers, Smith Jamison and Tommie Jamison Jr., both of York; an adopted brother, Ronnie Ware of Charlotte; and her grandchild.

The body may be viewed from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Walter Griffin Sr.
INDIAN LAND - Mr. Walter S. "Bob" Griffin Sr., 83, of 7654 Henry Harris Road died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at the Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Belair United Methodist Church, with Revs. Steve McCormick and J.D. Keeffe officiating. Burial will follow at Belair Cemetery. Masonic Rites will be performed at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home.

Mr. Griffin was a Parkton, N.C., native. He served in the U.S. Army infantry during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a Fort Mill Police Department officer for 12 years and retired as a Lancaster County Sheriff's Department deputy. He was a Mason with Lodge No. 414 and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 286.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Bleeka Wilson Griffin of Indian Land; his son, W. Stan Griffin Jr. of Indian Land; three daughters, Gloria G. Keeffe of Ridgeway, Margaret G. Morris of Indian Land and Wanda G. Hoxworth of Franklin, N.C.; his brother, Otis Griffin of Fort Mill; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home, following Masonic Rites, and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Indian Land Masonic Lodge No. 414, 9189 Charlotte Highway, Fort Mill, S.C. 29715.

Lloyd Alonzo Parker
CHESTER - Mr. Lloyd Alonzo Parker, 78, of 543 W. Elliott St. died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Living Waters Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Revs. Carl Williams, Dennis Reid and Tommy Braswell officiating.

A native of Chester County, Mr. Parker attended Chester County schools. He was retired from Springs Industries and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Living Waters Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Surviving are his wife, Susie B. Parker; seven sons, Robert L. Parker Sr., Jimmie R. Parker, Floyd T. Parker and Daniel E. Parker, all of Chester, and Eddie L. Parker, Ainsley A. Parker and Nealy O. Parker, all of the home; his daughter, Beulah McCraven of Chester; two brothers, Dewey T. Parker of Chester and Curtis S. Parker of Bennettsville; six sisters, Vera Stewart of Rock Hill, Janie Broom, Margie Gable and Earline Lipford, all of Chester, Ines Taylor of Great Falls, and Beulah Mae Plyler of Gastonia, N.C.; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. today at the home.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Mark Sexton
YORK - Mr. Mark Shane Sexton, 21, of 3242 Ferguson Long Road died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Clover, with Dr. Elwood Seamster and the Rev. Rick Sturgis officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mr. Sexton was employed at Price Plumbing Co. in Charlotte. He was a York County native.

Surviving are his father, Frank Jackson Sexton Jr., and stepmother, Patty Sexton, both of Rock Hill; his mother, Lillian Joy Adams Ballard, and stepfather, Keith Ballard, both of York; five brothers, Kevin Sexton of Asheville, N.C., Timmy Sexton and Travis Sexton, both of York, and Josh Sexton and Matthew Sexton, both of Rock Hill; his sister, Christi Sexton of York; two stepbrothers, Randall Ballard and Jason Ballard, both of Clover; his paternal grandfather, Frank J. Sexton Sr. of York; and his maternal grandparents, John Law and Alice Joy Adams, both of York.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home.

George Ayers Sr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. George Richard Ayers Sr., 71, of 836 Patton St. died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Ken Jones officiating.

Born in York County, Mr. Ayers was a member of the Fort Mill American Legion and an Army veteran of World War II . He was retired from the textile industry and was of the Baptist faith.

He was the widower of Viola F. Ayers.

Surviving are three sisters, Frances Brown of Rock Hill, Barbara Micham of Rock Hill, and Emma Hinston of Charlotte; his step-daughter; and four step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Barbara Micham, 745 Norwood Ave., Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Rawlinson Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 1024 Rawlinson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Lawrence Naab
YORK - Mr. Lawrence J. Naab, 79, of 360-B East Jefferson St. died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James L. Correll Jr. officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Andersonville National Cemetery.

Born in Lansing, Mich., Mr. Naab worked in real estate sales. He was a member of the Rotary Club, American Ex-POW's, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served as a 1st Lieutenant with the 88th division 913 Field Artillery during World War II, and was a German prisoner of war. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and two Bronze Battle Stars. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Florence Mattison Naab; his son, Jim L. Naab of Little Rock, Ark.; four daughters, Joyce N. Halverson of Largo, Fla., Sue N. DeClue of Apopka, Fla., Terri N. Versen of York and Robin N. Landers of Memphis, Tenn.; his brother, Warren Naab of Winter Haven, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the church parlor after the service.

The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Versen, 1333 Rabbit Run, York.

Memorials may be made to American Ex-POW's, c/o Fred Boyles, Supt., Andersonville National Historical Site, Route 1, Box 800, Andersonville, GA 31711.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Crystal Shugart
CHESTER - Mrs. Crystal Caldwell Shugart, 39, of 174 Pinckney St. died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Palmetto Richland Medical Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Purity Presbyterian Church with Dr. Joe Brooks and the Rev. Clay Waltrip officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Born in Chester County, Mrs. Shugart was a teacher at Southside Elementary School for 10 years. She was a graduate of Chester High School and Winthrop College. She was a member of Purity Presbyterian Church where she was a choir member and Sunday school teacher.

Surviving are her husband, Wylie M. Shugart; two sons, Wylie M. Shugart III and John Michael Shugart, both of Chester; her daughter, Laura Jean Shugart of Chester; her parents, Frank and Doris B. Caldwell of Chester; and her brother, Paul Caldwell of Chester.

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

Memorials may be made to Purity Presbyterian Church, PO Box 278, Chester, SC 29706.

Henry Boulware
GREAT FALLS - Mr. Henry Boulware of 2 Cemetery St. died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Washington Funeral Home.

Sara McCowan
LANCASTER - Mrs. Sara Campbell Youngblood McCowan, 76, of 1661 Old Hillside Drive died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Lancaster Convalescent Center.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lancaster Memorial Park with the Revs. Shane Patrick and Roy Barnes officiating.

Born in York, Mrs. McCowan was a member of First Baptist Church and a retired bookkeeper at Springs Customer Service Center. She was the widow of Menton Ivey McCowan.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Louise Marx of Nashville, Tenn., and Zoe Simmons of Kernersville, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and other times at the home of Donna McCowan, 1679 Old Hillside Drive, Lancaster.

Wanda Barker
CHARLESTON - Mrs. Wanda Hays Barker, 82, died Monday, March 16, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

Born in Knott County, Ky., Mrs. Barker was a Baptist and the widow of Forest B. Barker.

Surviving are five sons, Clifford R. Barker of Cincinnati, Ronald Barker of Aiken, Norman D. Barker of Bulan, Ky., David H. Barker of Sassafras, Ky., and J.T. Barker of North Augusta; three daughters, Naida L. Allen of Atlanta, Nancy F. Hutto of Batesburg-Leesville and Naomi J. Woodward of Rock Hill; two brothers, Newell Hays of Amburgy, Ky., and Harmon N. Hays of Barnwell; four sisters, Madeline H. Hall of Charleston, Clella H. Barker of Hillsboro, Ohio, Elsie H. Black of Orlando, Fla., and Nedra H. Judy of Atlanta; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home, 7113 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.

Nathaniel Boyd
ROCK HILL - Mr. Nathaniel T. Boyd of 363 Porter Road died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Macon Funeral Home.

Martin Dubose
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Mr. Martin Dubose, 71, formerly of Chester, died Friday, March 13, 1998, at Moses Cone Hospital.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1301 Alamance Church Road, Greensboro, with the Rev. Brooks officiating and the Revs. J.E. Darby and Charles Millington assisting. Burial will follow in Greensboro.

Mr. Dubose was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, where he was a trustee for 26 years and a former member of the senior usher board. He was a member of Morning Star Lodge No. 691. He retired from Summerfield Construction Co. and worked for F.D. Lewis Construction Co.

Surviving are his wife, Annie L. Brice Dubose of the home; two sons, James Dubose and George Dubose, both of High Point, N.C.; four daughters, Annie B. Dubose, Anita Dubose and Dorothy Meadows, all of Greensboro, and Ramona Matherson of High Point; two sisters, Janie McLaughlin and Lillie Crosbie, both of Greensboro; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Hargett Funeral Home is in charge.

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

Mark Sexton
YORK - Mr. Mark Shane Sexton, 21, of 3242 Ferguson Long Road died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Clover, with Dr. Elwood Seamster and the Rev. Rick Sturgis officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mr. Sexton was employed at Price Plumbing Co. in Charlotte. He was a York County native.

Surviving are his father, Frank Jackson Sexton Jr., and stepmother, Patty Sexton, both of Rock Hill; his mother, Lillian Joy Adams Ballard, and stepfather, Keith Ballard, both of York; five brothers, Kevin Sexton of Asheville, N.C., Timmy Sexton and Travis Sexton, both of York, and Josh Sexton and Matthew Sexton, both of Rock Hill; his sister, Christi Sexton of York; two stepbrothers, Randall Ballard and Jason Ballard, both of Clover; his paternal grandfather, Frank J. Sexton Sr. of York; and his maternal grandparents, John Law and Alice Joy Adams, both of York.

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

Wardell Foster
FORT MILL - Mr. Wardell Foster, 66, of 155 Epps St. died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Caldwell Culp officiating, assisted by the Revs. Shawn Bell and Mildred Patton. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Foster attended Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a graduate of George Fish High School. While in the Army, he received the Korean metal, two bronze stars and the United States SVC metal. He was formerly employed with Rock Hill Concrete Co. for more than 30 years.

Surviving are his father, William Foster of Fort Mill; his mother Maggie Lightener Foster of Fort Mill; two sons, Perry Foster of Lancaster and Ezell Smith of New York, N.Y.; his daughter, Phyllis McClinton of Rock Hill; his brother, Herbert Foster of Lancaster; his sister, Phyllis F. Bouler of Fort Mill; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home. The body may be viewed from 1 to 2 p.m. today.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge.

Deborah Porter
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" Sweeney Porter, 39, of 1080 Riverside Drive died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at her home.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Foss officiating. Burial will be private.

Born in Jamaica, N.Y., Mrs. Porter was a Navy veteran and was part owner, with her husband, of Riverside Pawn Shop. She was a licensed real estate agent with Horizon Realty.

She was married to the late Robert Porter.

Surviving are her father, Jim Sweeney of Rock Hill and her mother, Ethel May Devon Sweeney of Florida.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the home of Johnny and Hazel Porter, 1084 Riverside Drive.

Memorials may be made to Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 5475, Columbia, SC 29250 or to Pilgrims' Inn, 236 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Porter
ROCK HILL - Mr. Robert "Bob" James Porter, 39, of 1080 Riverside Drive died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at his home.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Foss officiating. Burial will be private.

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Porter was the owner of Riverside Pawn and Riverside Tax Service. He was a licensed auctioneer and a Navy veteran.

He was married to the late Deborah Porter.

Surviving are his parents, Johnny J. and Hazel O' Beirn Porter, both of Rock Hill; two brothers, Ric Porter and Frank Porter, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Pamela Porter of Atlanta and Lynn Porter-Whitmire of Westminster.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the home of his parents, 1084 Riverside Drive.

Memorials may be made to Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 5475, Columbia, SC 29250 or to Pilgrims' Inn, 236 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Jackson Sr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. Robert H. Jackson Sr., 80, of 1271 South Anderson Road died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Neely's Creek ARP Church with the Rev. Bill Fleming officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Jackson was a farmer and was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. He was a member of Neely's Creek ARP Church.

Surviving are his son, Robert H. "Bob" Jackson Jr. of Rock Hill; his daughter, Connie Clary Ledford of Rock Hill; two brothers, Luther Jackson and Elbert Jackson, both of Lancaster; his sister, Emma Lee Sims of Asheville, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Neely's Creek ARP Church organ fund, 974 Neely's Creek Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Steve Bynum
YORK - Mr. Steve Wilson Bynum of 2288 Kingsburry Road died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joseph Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Born in McAdenville, N.C., Mr. Bynum was retired from the Catawba Station of Duke Power Co. in mechanical maintenance. He was a member of Grace Wesleyan Church in Belmont, N.C., and was a Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Sheppard Bynum; his son, Steven Randall Bynum of Mount Holly, N.C.; two daughters, Tina Jo B. Bolyne of Gastonia, N.C., and Carrie B. Good of York; his sister, Billie B. Watts of Stanley, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Grace Wesleyan Church building fund, P.O. Box 1613, Belmont, NC 28012.

Bessie Gore
CHESTER - Mrs. Bessie B. Gore, 64, of 3054 Pinckney Road died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.

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

Jack Strawn
LANCASTER - Mr. Jack Clayton Strawn, 58, of 1209 Bailey Road died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, with the Revs. Kenneth Walters and Andy Rollins officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Strawn was the owner and operator of Jack's Highway 9 Party Shop and a member of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Anne Hall Strawn of the home; three daughters, Wanda Strawn Sudduth of Lancaster, Sherry Strawn Norris of Salisbury, N.C., and Gina Strawn of the home; his brother, George H. Strawn of Silver Springs, Md.; his sister, Barbara Bradley of Lancaster; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Attn: Memorial Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to an ongoing memorial in memory of Mrs. Jackie Strawn Hallman.

Dorothy Carvill
FORT MILL - Mrs. Dorothy May Field Carvill, 74, of 7182 Twin Lakes Estates died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dan Griffin officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

Born in Lewiston, Maine, Mrs. Carvill was a homemaker and a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are her son, Carl Carvill of Norristown, Penn.; two daughters, Virginia McAdams of Lithonia, Ga., and Faith Fausett of Fort Mill; her mother, Bessie Field of Lewiston, Maine; two brothers, George Field of Auburn, Maine, and Eugene Field of Lewiston, Maine; her sister, Rhoda Ouillette of Caribou, Maine; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Flint Hill Missions Project, 269 Flint Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.


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