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Charles Blackburn
CHESTER - Mr. Charles Richard Blackburn, 87, of 207 Elliott St. died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Wright's Home for Funerals. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Blackburn was retired from the Gayle Plant of Springs Industries after 42 years as a master mechanic. He was a native of Mecklenburg County.

Surviving are his son, Richard W. "Dick" Blackburn of Little River; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

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

Kathleen Blackwell
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Kathleen Hunt Blackwell of 869 Milton Ave. died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Mercy South Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Marjorie Brown
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Marjorie T. Brown died Tuesday, March 24, 1998.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

A Detroit native, Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Patrick Henry High School of Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota.

Surviving are her daughter, Claudia Brown of Rock Hill; her sister, Norma Berg of Minnesota; her grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

Eleanor Calaway
CATAWBA - Mrs. Eleanor Gray Calaway, 85, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday at El Bethel United Methodist Church in Fort Lawn, with the Rev. Pamela Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Linville United Methodist Church in Lake James, N.C.

Born in Lenox Township, Ohio, Mrs. Calaway was a longtime resident of Jefferson, Ohio, and Lake James. She attended El Bethel United Methodist Church in Fort Lawn.

Surviving are her daughter, Judith Knutsen of Catawba; her son, John D. "Jack" Calaway; three sisters, Betty Meade and Mable Gogul, both of Jefferson, and Gladys Galpin of Charleston, W.Va.; her brother, Robert Gray of Niles, Ohio; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to El Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 310, Fort Lawn, SC 29714.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Patricia Klingaman
FORT MILL - Ms. Patricia Anne Klingaman, 55, formerly of Rock Hill and Lancaster, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour.

Ms. Klingaman was active with Brownie and Girl Scouts, Sunday school, and Montessori education. She was a lay Eucharistic minister and had been active in the civil rights movement. She was born in Chicago Heights, Ill.

Surviving are two daughters, Karen Dingler of Rock Hill and Beth Welte of Chesnee; six sisters, Marianne Perkins, Janet Holland, Bridget Barrera, Laurie Ross and Peggy Missildine, all of California, and Kathleen Mayo of Florida.

The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall after the service.

Memorial can be made to Pilgrims' Inn, P.O. Box 11328, Rock Hill, SC 29731.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

John Sanders
GREAT FALLS - Mr. John L. Sanders, 64, of Route 1 Box 1220 Catawba Road died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Washington Funeral Home.

Janie Walker
PHILADELPHIA - Mrs. Janie D. Walker, formerly of Rock Hill, died Sunday, March 22, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Geneva White
CHESTER - Mrs. Geneva Dickerson White, 85, formerly of Dupree Street, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Chester County Nursing Center.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery, with Dr. George Fitzgerald officiating.

Born in Shelton, Mrs. White was retired from Springs Industries. She was a member of Purity Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her brother, Mack D. Dickerson of Blair; and two sisters, Izzie D. Fuller of Cleveland, Ohio, and Hattie D. Lind of Stanwood, Wash.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to Purity Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 278, Chester, SC 29706 or Cool Branch Baptist Church, Route 1, Box 271, Blair, SC 29015.

Kathleen Blackwell
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Kathleen Hunt Blackwell, 77, of 869 Milton Ave. died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Mercy South Hospital in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Hogg officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Born in York County, Mrs. Blackwell was a member of First Baptist Church, The Joy Club and was head of the Cradle Department. She was a homemaker.

She was the widow of Herbert A. Blackwell Sr.

Surviving are her son, Herbert A. Blackwell Jr. of Rock Hill; her daughter, Bonnie Blackwell Parker of Rock Hill; her brother, Carl-lyle Hunt of Rock Hill; three sisters, Helen May of Greer, Laura Leo Mikeal of Huntersville, N.C., and Mary Lee Kalergis of Orange, Calif.; three grandchildren; and her great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Breaking New Ground fund.

Martha Blalock
YORK - Miss Martha Blalock, 82, of No. 4 Hillcrest Drive died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Joe Brice
CHESTER - Mr. Joe D. Brice, 74, of 802 Meadowbrook Road died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

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

Felix Gist Jr.
UNION, N.J. - Mr. Felix Gist Jr., formerly of Chester, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Overlook Hospital in New Jersey.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Aenon Baptist Church, Bauxhaul, N.J. Burial will be in New Jersey.

A Chester County native, Mr. Gist was a member of Blackrock Baptist Church, Chester, and later a member of Aenon Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Gist of the home; his son, Calvin Gist of Union; two daughters, Philine Gist of Washington, D.C., and Seliva Gist of Union; and his mother, Willie Gist of Union.

Drew Funeral Home of Newark, N.J., is in charge.

Denton Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Sarah McKeown
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Sarah "Tunney" McDowell McKeown, 84, formerly of Richburg Road, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at White Oak Manor in York.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Heath Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Rumford officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Born in Hickory, N.C., Mrs. McKeown was previously employed with the Chester County Schools as a dietician. She attended the schools of Clinton, was a member of Heath Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 211-O.E.S.

She was the widow of A.W. "Sig" McKeown.

Surviving are her son, Billy McKeown of Columbia; her daughter, Aubrey McKeown Wanser of Rock Hill; her brother, J.B. McDowell of Chester; her sister, Margaret Stoll of Sedonna, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Heath Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Lawrence E. Stroud, 6086 Richburg Road, Great Falls, SC 29055 or to The Parkinson Foundation, 710 West One 168 St., New York, NY 10032.

Robert Corder
ROCK HILL - Mr. Robert Corder, 64, 565 Trexler Lane, died Thursday, March 26, 1998 at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eddie Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Mr. Corder was a carpenter with Southeastern Industrial Inc. in Rock Hill. He was an Army veteran and of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Diann Parris Corder; his son, Robert David Corder of Rock Hill; three daughters, Wanda C. Blackwell and Barbara Corder, both of Rock Hill, and Robin C. Joas of Colts Neck, N.J.; his brother, James Corder of Rock Hill; and two grandchildren.

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

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

Charles Goodwin
ROCK HILL - Mr. Charles Manion "Mannie" Goodwin, 60, of 929 Woodway Lane, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at his home.

A funeral outside of Mass will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with Deacon James Hyland officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Goodwin was a brick industrial engineer with Signode.

Surviving are his wife, Frances "Fran" Brindle Goodwin; two sons, Michael Goodwin of Elon College, N.C., and Patrick Goodwin of Greensboro, N.C.; two daughters, Theresa Duhan of Greensboro, N.C., and Julie Goodwin of Wilmington, N.C.; his stepson, John Gillilan Jr. of Wilmington, N.C.; his stepdaughter, Sandra Lyda of Rock Hill; his mother, Marie M. Goodwin of Des Moines; two brothers, James Goodwin and Thomas Goodwin, both of Des Moines; his sister, Gayle Landis of Des Moines; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

A vigil service will be at 7 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home. The family also will receive friends at home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or to the Jimmy V Foundation, 1201 Walnut St., Second Floor, Cary, NC 27511.

Helen Heckle
CHESTER - Mrs. Helen Pitts Heckle, 96, formerly of Hillcrest Drive, Chester, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at Springdale Village Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Heckle was a retired school teacher and was a graduate of Saluda High School and Winthrop College. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Chester.

Surviving are two daughters, Anita Baker of Columbia and Amelia Stone of Lugoff; her brother, Dr. J. William Pitts of Columbia; two sisters, Anita Elizabeth "Nita" Pitts of Columbia and Frances Pitts Broadway of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 3:45 p.m. today at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 518, Chester SC 29706.

Charles Linderman
YORK - Mr. Charles Dee Linderman, 88, 1569 N. U.S. 321, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alan Price officiating and the Revs. Shannon Duncan, Jimmy McGraw and John Linderman assisting. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mr. Linderman was retired from the shipping department at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Few Linderman; his son, John Broadus Linderman Sr. of Kings Mountain, N.C.; his brother, J.A. Linderman of Greenville; four sisters, Maude L. Vest of Greenville, Virginia.; L. McCall of Marietta, Ga., Stella L. Gavit of Travelers Rest, and Marie L. Herndon of Rock Hill; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Jane McKnight
Mrs. Jane Ferguson McKnight, 53, 15 Georgia Ave., died Wednesday, March, 25, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James L. Correll officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of Clover, Mrs. McKnight was a housewife. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Richard "Dicky" McKnight; three daughters, Sharon F. Baldwin and Tamara McKnight, both of York, and Dale F. Smarr of Hickory Grove; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 tonight in the parlor at Trinity United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to York County Hospice, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Melvin Morgan
ROCK HILL - Mr. Melvin Herbert Morgan, 59, of 4537 Turkey Lane, died Thursday, March 26, 1998 at his home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Roddey officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Morgan was a retired upholsterer with Art Upholstery and A&A Upholstery in Rock Hill and H&H Upholstery in Gastonia, N.C. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was the widower of Merlene Shelton Morgan.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth H. Morgan of Columbus, Ga., and James H. Morgan of Pelzer; three daughters, Janice L. Easter of Greensboro, N.C., Francine Morgan of Shelby, N.C., and Angie Gunter of Charleston; three sisters, Frances J. Starnes and Margaret Rollins, both of Rock Hill, and Martha Gates of Lancaster; and nine grandchildren.

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

John Williamson
YORK ­ Mr. John Louis Williamson, 86, of the Guthries Community, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Tony Dick officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Williamson was a graduate of York High School and attended Georgia Tech University. He was a veteran of World War II and worked in electrical engineering before returning to York County to farm. He was a lifetime member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is his sister, Katherine Williamson of York.

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

Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery Association or Family Life Center, 4858 McConnells Hwy., York SC 29745.

Marie McElhaney
SALISBURY - Mrs. Marie Lowery McElhaney, 94, of 412 West Horah St. died Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at her home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Salisbury, with the Rev. James Stowe officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Born in York County, Mrs. McElhaney attended the public schools of South Carolina and Friendship College in Rock Hill. She was a retired domestic and was a 40-year member of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a head usher and in the Faithful Workers Missionary Circle and Pastor's Aid.

Surviving are two sons, Jasper "Jake" McElhaney and John A. McElhaney, both of Salisbury; two brothers, Marion Lowery of Columbus, Ohio, and Matthew Lowery of McConnells; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 2:30 Saturday at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.

Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Sanders
GREAT FALLS - Mr. John L. Sanders, 64, of Route 1 Box 1220 Catawba Road died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Winnsboro, with the Rev. D. Chisholm officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Sanders was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church. He was formerly employed with Duke Power Co.

Surviving are two sons, Donnie Sanders and Ronnie Sanders, both of the home; his daughter, Vivian Sanders of Columbia; his brother, David Sanders of Winnsboro; and two grandchildren.

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

Martha Blalock
YORK - Mrs. Martha Jane Blalock, 82, of 4 Hillcrest St., died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at her home.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Fox officiating.

Born in Rock Hill, Mrs. Blalock was a graduate of Rock Hill High School. She was retired from Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Co. with 30 years. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Surviving is her sister, Sarah Louise Blalock of the home.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1330 India Hook Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joe D. Brice
CHESTER - Mr. Joe D. Brice, 74, of 802 Meadowbrook Road, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at King's Funeral Home, with the Rev. J.E. Darby officiating. Burial will be at Piney Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

A Chester native, Mr. Brice was a retired construction worker. He attended Chester County public schools. He was of Baptist faith.

Surviving are three sons, Leroy Boyd and Joe Ned Boyd, both of the home, and Johnny Boyd of Chester; his daughter, Mattie M. Boyd of Chester; two brothers, Lewis Boyd and J.C. Brice, both of Chester; his sister, Marie Lightner of Carlisle; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Isaac Clowney
BALTIMORE - Mr. Isaac "Ike" Clowney, formerly of Rock Hill, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, in Baltimore.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

William Craig Jr.
CLOVER - Mr. William Davidson Craig Jr., 70, of 1291 Ole Cambridge Circle, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Woodside Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. William K. Neely officiating.

Mr. Craig was a member of Clover Presbyterian Church and was a graduate of Clover High School and the University of South Carolina. He was an Army veteran and worked as a pharmacist for 39 years before retiring.

Surviving are his mother, Mildred Davidson Craig of Clover; three brothers, Max Arnold Craig and Hoyle Westley Craig, both of Clover, and Hal Newton Craig of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Dorothea Craig Collins of Florence, and Linda Craig Henry of Clover.

The family will receive friends at the home.

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

Elvie Evans
LANCASTER - Miss Elvie Ellen Evans, 75, of 1242 Trestle Lane, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hartley Funeral Home chapel, with the Revs. Curtis Cameron and Edward Terry officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Chesterfield County, Miss Evans was retired from Springs Industries. She attended Temple Baptist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Vivian Wentz of Lancaster; and her brother, Frank Evans of Lancaster.

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

Memorials can be made to Home Care Hospice of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Sarah McKeown
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Sarah "Tunney" McDowell McKeown, 84, formerly of Richburg Road, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at White Oak Manor in York.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Heath Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Rumford officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

Born in Hickory, N.C., Mrs. McKeown was previously employed with the Chester County Schools as a dietitian. She attended the schools of Clinton. She was a member of Heath Chapel United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 211-O.E.S.

She was the widow of A.W. "Sig" McKeown.

Surviving are her son, Billy McKeown of Columbia; her daughter, Aubrey McKeown Wanser of Rock Hill; her brother, J.B. McDowell of Chester; her sister, Margaret Stoll of Sedonna, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. today at the Heath Chapel United Methodist Church social hall.

Memorials may be made to Heath Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Lawrence E. Stroud, 6086 Richburg Road, Great Falls, SC 29055 or to The Parkinson Foundation, 710 West One 168 St., New York, NY 10032.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge.

William Staley
ROCK HILL - Mr. William Franklin "Bill" Staley, 83, of 250 Pointe Circle died Friday, March 27, 1998, at Meadowhaven Rehabilitation & Specialty Care.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Earl Wilson
CHESTER - Mr. Earl Wilson, 66, of 2147 Baton Rouge Road, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at his home.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at King's Funeral Home, with the Rev. James W. Hope officiating. Burial will be at Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Wilson was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., and attended public schools in Little Rock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, who served in the Korean War, where he received a Good Conduct Medal. He also served a European tour of duty in Germany and France. He retired from the U.S. Post Office in New York.

Surviving are his wife, Louise B. Wilson; three sons, Earl Robert Wilson and Michael Wilson, both of the home, and Richard Wilson of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Rene Blackman and Lisa Wilson, both of West Hempstead, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Monday at King's Funeral Home.

Kathleen Blackwell
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Kathleen Hunt Blackwell, 77, of 869 Milton Ave. died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Mercy South Hospital in Pineville, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Hogg officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Born in York County, Mrs. Hunt was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was in the Joy Club and was head of the cradle department. She was a homemaker.

She was the widow of Herbert A. Blackwell Sr.

Surviving are her son, Herbert A. Blackwell Jr. of Rock Hill; her daughter, Bonnie Blackwell Parker of Rock Hill; her brother, Carl-lyle Hunt of Rock Hill; three sisters, Helen May of Greer, Laura Leo Mikeal of Huntersville, N.C., and Mary Lee Kalergis of Orange, Calif.; three grandchildren and her great-grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Breaking New Ground Fund.

Daniel Cooke Jr.
YORK -Daniel Wade Cooke Jr., 1, son of Daniel Wade and Minnie Wilson Cooke of 6670 Windy Run Lane, died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rawlinson Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ken Jones officiating. Burial will be at Rock Hill Memorial Gardens.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Holly Danielle Cooke; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Jeanette Cooke of Fort Mill; maternal grandparents, Avery and Maxine Brown of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill Chapel, and other times at 6670 Windy Run Lane, York.

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

Elvie Evans
LANCASTER - Miss Elvie Ellen Evans, 75, of 1242 Trestle Lane died Friday, March 27, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Curtis Cameron and Charles Terry officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Born in Chesterfield County, Miss Evans was retired from Springs Industries and attended Temple Baptist Church.

Surviving are her brother, Frank Evans of Lancaster; and her sister, Vivian Wentz of Lancaster.

Memorials may be made to Home Care Hospice of Lancaster, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

John Jones
ROCK HILL -Mr. John "J.J." Everette Jones, 50, of 1758 Running Brook Lane died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Handley Funeral Home in Danville, W. Va., with the Rev. Tom Price officiating. Burial will be in Mid-Ferrell Cemetery, Brandytown, W.Va.

Mr. Jones was employed with Dixie Rod & Reel and was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge in Madison, W.Va.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Jarrell Jones; his daughter, Jaine Jones of Rock Hill; his mother, Opal Jones; four brothers, Charlie Jones of Chandler, Fla., Roger Jones of Danville, W.Va., Paul Jones and Tommy Jones, both of Alkol, W.Va.; two sisters, Lyda Barker of Foster, W.Va., and Peggy Setser of Fairdale, W.Va.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. today at Handley Funeral Home.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Darryl Reid
ROCK HILL - Darryl Thomas Reid, 33, of 953 Crawford Road died Friday, March 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

William Staley
ROCK HILL -Mr. William "Bill" Franklin Staley, 83, of 250 Pointe Circle died Friday, March 27, 1998, at Meadowhaven Rehabilitation & Specialty Care Center.

The graveside service will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. Bo Coleman officiating.

Mr. Staley was a retiree of the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Plant in Roanoke, Va., and is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He attended Oakland Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Marguerite Talley Staley; his stepson, Richard Dalton Dunlap of Hartsville; two stepdaughters, Debra Dean Weaver of Houston and Donna Jeanne Edwards of Rock Hill; his brother, Guy Staley of Syracuse, N.Y.; two sisters, Ruby S. Stump of Roanoke, Va., and Mildred S. Cooper of Wilmington, N.C.; and four grandsons.

The family will receive friends from 7:30 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and other times at 250 Pointe Circle, Rock Hill.

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

Mary Traxler
COPE - Mrs. Mary Hope Ashe Traxler, 77, of 4441 Bamberg Road died March 27, 1998, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at the Union United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Curtis Wells officiating.

Born in Cope, Mrs. Traxler was a member of Union United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 35 years and served on the administrative council. She was also a member of the Union United Methodist Women and Jane Varns Tuesday Morning Bible Study. She was master of Edisto Fork Grange.

She was the widow of Hollis Carn Traxler.

Surviving are her daughters, Mary Claire Grogan of Rock Hill and Liz Smith of Cope; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Rodney and Liz Smith, 4452 Bamberg Road, Cope. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the funeral.

Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church.

Thompson Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

John King
SWANSBORO, N.C. - Mr. John B. King of 226 Ocean Spray Drive died Friday, March, 27, 1998, at his home.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gaston Memorial Park in Gastonia, N.C.

Mr. King graduated from Clinton High School and earned a bachelor's degree in pharmacy and marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served in the Air Force from 1957 to 1961 and was a member of Swansboro United Methodist Church. He was a former administrative director at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and was a retired territory manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb in the Mead Johnson Nutritional Group. He retired for medical reasons.

He was vice president of the Jaycees in Durham and the Lions Club in Pinehurst, N.C., Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America, and Durham County District Chairman of the Occonneechee Council Boy Scouts of America.

Surviving are his wife, Sherry S. King of Swansboro; two sons, John Bradford King Jr., of Durham, N.C., and James G. Ledford of Gastonia; three daughters, Darcy E. Deen, and Mary Ann Holland both of Durham, N.C., and Hattie E. Ferguson of Chapel Hill, N.C.; his brother, Paul H. King of Cape Carteret, N.C.; his sister, Mary F. King of Greenville, N.C.; and 13 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at York Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Swansboro United Methodist Church building fund, 665 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584.

Frances Odom
CHESTER - Mrs. Frances Sisk Odom, 77, of 674 H. Spence Drive in Chester, died Saturday, March 28, 1997, at home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Gregg Keller officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.

A Greenwood native, Mrs. Odom was an employee of Springs Industries until 1968. She was the widow of John E. Odom. She and her husband began Odom's Grocery and Party Shop on York Road, and she continued to own and operate the business after he died in 1975. She attended First Church of the Nazarene and Chester schools.

Surviving are her son, Jerry Odom of Chester; her daughter, Becky Nelson of Chester; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the home, 674 H. Spence Drive in Chester.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 182 Pinckney St., Chester, SC 29706, or to Richland Memorial Cancer Research, c/o Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC 29203.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Darryl Reid
ROCK HILL - Mr. Darryl "Doupy" Thomas Reid, 33, of 953 Crawford Road died Friday, March 27, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at New Mount Olivet A.M.E. Zion Church in Rock Hill, with the Rev. Sherman B. McBeth officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Born in Rock Hill, Mr. Reid was a member of New Mount Olivet A.M.E. Zion Church, and ran track and played football at Emmett Scott High School. He also attended York Technical College.

Surviving are two sons, Darren Hope and Ramon Truesdale, both of Rock Hill; three daughters, Shameatric Gordon, Courtney Hope, and Whitney Torbit, all of Rock Hill; his mother, Elizabeth Ann Reid of Rock Hill; two brothers, Odell Reid of Bennettsville, and Major Terence Reid of Stafford, Va.; two sisters, Cheryl Webb and Patrice Cherry, both of Rock Hill; and his maternal grandmother, Henrietta Wilkes of Rock Hill.

The body may be viewed at Robinson Funeral Home from 5 to 6 p.m. today.

The family will receive friends at other times at the home.

Estelle Scruggs
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Estelle Scruggs, 79, of 334 Wilhurst St. Apt. D, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Richard Stubenrauch
LAKE WYLIE - Mr. Richard A. Stubenrauch, 55, of 4 Sunrise Point Road died Saturday, March 28, 1998, at home.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at River Hills Community Church in Lake Wylie, with Father John Giuliani officiating.

Mr. Stubenrauch was co-owner of Lapco Industries Inc. and Technalap Inc. of New Jersey and South Carolina. He was a past president of the Hawthorne Jaycees and Hawthorne Lions Club in Hawthorne, N.J. He was an active member of the River Hills Lions Club and St. Philip Neri Church in Fort Mill, where he was on the finance/building committee.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Stubenrauch of the home; his son, Thomas Stubenrauch of the home; his daughter, Sandra Stubenrauch of the home; his mother, Dorothy Stubenrauch of Wyckoff, N.J.; his brother, Kenneth Stubenrauch of Glastonbury, Conn.; and his sister, Janet Bantz of Danville, Calif.

The family will receive friends at the home, 4 Sunrise Point Road, after the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Philip Neri Catholic Community, P.O. Box 3414, Fort Mill, SC 29715.

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

Roy Broome
ROCK HILL - Mr. Roy Elliott Broome, 77, of 842 S. Cherry Road died Monday, March 30, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at West End Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Lowery officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A member of West End Baptist Church, Mr. Broome worked at Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. for 28 years in the packing department.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Kathleen Lockridge Broome of Rock Hill; his son, Norris E. Broome of Rock Hill; three daughters, Wanda Carol Ray of Rock Hill, Rita Ann Hinson and Mary Teresa Lucas, both of Great Falls; his brother John L. Broome of Rock Hill; his sister, Minnie Shugart of Rock Hill; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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 West End Baptist Church building fund, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Vickey Duncan
CATAWBA - Mrs. Vickey Ann Evans Duncan, 35, of 612 Will Jones Circle died Monday, March 30, 1998.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wright Funeral Home in York. Burial will be at Uniondale Cemetery.

Surviving are her son, James Franklin Evans of Lancaster; two daughters, Sophia Lopez of Catawba and Jannie Mildred Evans of Lancaster; her father, James Evans of Lancaster; her mother, Jannie Mildred Evans of the home; her brother, James Anthony Evans of Atlanta; five sisters, Gail Robinson of Tampa, Fla., Dale Williams of Long Beach, Calif.; Janice Canty of Catawba, and Amy Evans and Christle Evans, both of San Clemente, Calif.

Lena Gable
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lena Mae McKellar Gable, 97, of 3660 Howell Road died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at her home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chester Memorial Gardens, with Brother Anthony Peoples officiating.

Mrs. Gable was retired from Springs Industries. She was a native of Lincoln County, Ga., and a member of the Rock Hill congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Surviving are two sons, Marvin Gable of Lowrys and the Rev. James Gable of Tirzah; three daughters, Zelma Hill of Rock Hill, Deannie Brown of Union and Mae Keas of Raleigh, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Wright's Home for Funerals in Chester.

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

Ann Henson
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Ann Williams Henson, 58, of 2-A Church St. died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church, with Dr. Todd Morris and the Rev. Gary Lockee officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Henson was a homemaker and a member of Second Baptist Church. She attended Great Falls schools.

Surviving are her daughter, Debbie Godbee of Great Falls; two sons, Bobby Walden and Ray Henson, both of Great Falls; her sister, Brenda Henson of Great Falls; her brother, Roger Williams of Great Falls; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Emily Martin
YORK - Mrs. Emily Fewell Martin, 89, of 1045 N. Shiloh Road died Monday, March 30, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Thomas McPhail officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Martin was a homemaker and retired teacher. She was a member of the Rainbow Garden Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a lifetime member of Presbyterian Women. A native of York, she was a graduate of York High School and Erskine College.

Surviving are her husband, James Thomas "Tom" Martin; two sons, George Edward Martin of the home and James Thomas "Tommy" Martin Jr. of York; her daughter, Ann M. Barnwell of York; and her sister, Kathleen Hogue of Rock Hill; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at home.

York Funeral Home is in charge.

Geneva McDonald
BLACKSTOCK - Mrs. Geneva Moore McDonald, 82, died Monday, March 30, 1998, at C.M. Tucker Center in Columbia.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hebron Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Denley Caughman officiating.

Mrs. McDonald was formerly employed as a lunch room attendant in Great Falls schools and was a caretaker for the elderly. She was a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church

Surviving are her son, David Marion McDonald of Blackstock; two daughters, Betty Ann Livingston of Marion and Catherine Irene Minors of Hendersonville, N.C.; two sisters, Kathleen Cash of Cowpens and Stella Pearl Warren of Valdosta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hebron Church cemetery fund, Route 1, Box 152-A, Blackstock, SC 29014 or Thornwell Home, P.O. Box 60, Clinton, SC 29325.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge.

Herbert Neal
LANCASTER - Mr. Herbert "Hub" A. Neal, 78, of 788 Shiloh-Unity Road, died Monday, March 30, 1998, at his home.

The funeral service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Zion United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Frank Lybrand and Thomas Wilkes officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Neal retired from Neal and Sons Garage, which he owned and operated for 25 years. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was the past president of the Shiloh-Zion Volunteer Fire Department. He served in the Navy Seabees during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Alma McAteer Neal; his son, Jimmy H. Neal of Lancaster; his daughter, Teresa Neal Lathan of Lancaster; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Tony Neal Scholarship Fund, c/o Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Estelle Scruggs
ROCK HILL - Ms. Estelle Scruggs, 79, of 334 Wilhurst St., Apt. D, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Union Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronnie Baxter officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Ms. Scruggs attended Fairfield County public schools. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, where she was in the Missionary Society, Church Aid Society, Hymn Choir and the Gold Plus Club.

Surviving are her daughter, Jacqueline Mitchell Pendergrass of the home; her brother, Dan Scruggs of Rock Hill; and four sisters, Lula Scruggs of Rock Hill, Rosie Holmes of Blair, Viola Hurst of Baltimore, and Lindsey Chambers of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

The body will be placed in the church at noon Thursday.

Luther Starnes Sr.
MATTHEWS - Mr. Luther Potter Starnes Sr., 90, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's United Methodist Church in Fort Mill, with the Rev. Taylor Campbell officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery in Fort Mill.

Mr. Starnes retired from Springs Industries in 1963 after working 30 years as a mechanical engineer. He owned and operated Starnes Cottages in Kure Beach, N.C., for several years. During the 1970s he was a consultant with J.P. Stevens Co. and Daniels Construction. He ended his career in 1978 as a mechanical engineer with Fiber Industries in Charlotte. A native of Lancaster County, he was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher.

Surviving are his wife, Annie Mae Carter; two sons, Stanley C. Starnes of Fort Mill and Luther P. Starnes Jr. of Charlotte; four daughters, Phyllis A. Carras and Susan K. Blackwelder, both of Weddington, N.C., Dallas Holler of Columbia and Janice S. Pettus of Fort Mill; two sisters, Lula B. Griffin and Dorothy Nell Pennegar, both of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Williams-Dearborn Funeral Service of Matthews.

Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1298, Fort Mill, SC 29716.

Ruby Stover
GREENVILLE - Mrs. Ruby "LaNora" Stover, 77, of 10 W. 5th St., Woodside, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at her home.

Private services were Monday at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Stover was a homemaker and a member of Woodside Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Charles H. Stover of Rock Hill and Dennis Lee Stover of Greenville; her brother, Alvin H. Clark of Greenville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home was in charge.


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