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Beatrice Barber
ROCK HILL - Ms. Beatrice Barber of 205 Bowser St. died Saturday at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

De-Asia Douglas
ROCK HILL - The funeral for De-Asia Douglas, the infant daughter of Sharnta Douglas of 1847 Wildcat Road, who died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center, will be 3 p.m. Monday at Nazareth Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Kiser officiating and the Revs. Hattie Foster, Bobby Lindsay and Carolyn Smith assisting.

Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her maternal grandparents, Charles and Diane Douglas of Rock Hill; her maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Isom of Rock Hill, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foster and Mrs. Rosetta Douglas, all of Rock Hill; her great-great-grandmother, Ida Harris of Rock Hill; her maternal step-grandmother, Betty Jean Woods of Rock Hill; and her step-grandfather, David Young of Rock Hill.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home. It will be taken to the church at 2 p.m. Monday.

The family will receive friends at the home.

James Durham Sr.
LAKE WYLIE - Mr. James Durham Sr., 63, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Monday, March 30, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Liberty Hill AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Terrence Jones officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Durham was a native of Clover.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Deloris Durham; his son, James Durham Jr. of Brooklyn; two daughters, Teresa Kendrick and Lois Stewart, both of Fort Hood, Texas; his adopted daughter, Lillian Durham of Brooklyn; his mother, Annie Durham Kendrick of Lake Wylie; four brothers, Lewis McKinney of North Hills, Penn., Leroy Kendrick and Robert Kendrick, both of Gastonia, N.C., and Harold Kendrick of Elloree; and six sisters, Farrie Thomas and Lizzie Johnson, both of Gastonia, Mary Knox, Naomi Kendrick and Annie Kendrick, all of Lake Wylie, and Gloria Smith of Kings Mountain, N.C.

The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. today.

Wright Funeral Home of York is in charge.

Sammie Heath
ROCK HILL - The funeral for Mr. Sammie Heath of 430 Dave Lyle Blvd., who died Friday, April 3, 1998, at his home, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. L.L. Hancock officiating and the Revs. Ira Roddey, Louise Bradley and Mary Austin assisting.

Burial will be at Cedar Grove Baptist Church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Heath retired from the city of Rock Hill after working 28 years. He attended York County public schools.

Mr. Heath was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Knox Heath of Rock Hill; three sons, Jeffrey Heath of Columbia, and Sammie L. Heath and Ricky Heath, both of Rock Hill; three sisters, Virginia Hall of Stanley, N.C., and Mary E. Heath and Ruby Mann, both of Rock Hill; two brothers, Frazier Heath of Rock Hill, and Willie G. Heath of Charlotte; and three grandchildren.

The body may be viewed from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Robinson Funeral Home. It will be taken to the church at noon Tuesday.

The family will receive friends at the home and at 230 Roddey St.

Samuel Knox
ROCK HILL - Mr. Samuel A. Knox, formerly of Rock Hill, died Thursday, April 2, 1998, in New Jersey.

The funeral will be Monday in New Jersey.

Surviving are three sisters, Anrue Marshall, Delcine Cole and Bernice Miller, all of Rock Hill.

Clemons Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Otis Moore
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mr. Otis Moore, formerly of Smyrna, died Friday, April 3, 1998, in Columbus.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home of York.

Thomas Edwards Sr.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Mr. Thomas Edwards Sr., formerly of Rock Hill, died Friday April 3, 1998, in Buffalo.

The funeral will be Thursday at Eternal Life Church of Christ, in Buffalo. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Surviving are Mr. Edwards' two sons, Thomas Edwards Jr. of Rock Hill, and Charles Edwards of Shreveport, La.; and his daughter, Odessa Hall of Buffalo.

Alfred Lewis Mortuary and Co., 968 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 14211 is in charge.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Jane Comer
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Jane Boulware Comer, 61, of 1349 Riverview Drive died Sunday, April 5, 1998 at home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home.

Major Henson
GREAT FALLS - Mr. Major Dye Henson, 87, of 34 Republic St. died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Doug Irvin and C.O. Belk Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A Chester County native, Mr. Henson was a retired building contractor and graduated from Chester County schools. He was a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church. He was the widower of Ethel Fowler Henson.

Surviving are two sons, Reggie Henson of Great Falls, and Michael Henson of Clyde, N.C.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 606 Dearborn St., Great Falls, SC 29055.

Billy Kennington
LANCASTER - Mr. Billy Crawford Kennington, 64, of 217 Blackmon Road died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hartley Funeral Home, with Dr. U.A. McManus Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Kennington was a Lancaster County native. He was a retired automobile salesman and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was also of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Stevens Kennington of the home; three sons, Dale Kennington of Summerville, Roger Kennington of Prattville, Ala., and Eric Kennington of Dothan, Ala.; two daughters, Deborah McEachern of Montgomery, Ala., and Cynthia Stanford of Prattville; his stepson, Joey Mayfield of Lancaster; his stepdaughter, Amanda Brazzell of Lancaster; three brothers, Charles Kennington of Newberry, and Jack D. Kennington and Jimmy D. Kennington, both of Lancaster.; nine grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

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

Danny Lee Smith
HICKORY GROVE - Mr. Danny Lee Smith, 45, of 2237 Martin Road died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Central Baptist Church in York, with the Rev. Keith Blalock officiating.

A native of Hood River, Ore., Mr. Smith was a partner and board member of Southern Tree & Landscape Co. in Charlotte. He was instrumental in starting the company in 1977. He was president of the Three Rivers Chapter of Quail Unlimited and a member of Broad River Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Miller Smith; his daughter, Leah Smith of Charlotte; his parents, George Smith and Beverly Dixon, both of Washington; two brothers, Robbie Smith and Jody Smith, both of Washington; his sister, Sherri Smith Cordierio of Washington; and two grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Broad River Baptist Church, c/o Danny Smith Memorial Fund, 2315 Legion Road, Smyrna, SC 29743.

Dorothy Walters
CHESTER - Mrs. Dorothy Lee Carpenter Walters, 70, of 598 McDowell Drive died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at home.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery, with the Rev. James Sanders officiating.

Mrs. Walters was an Atlanta native. She was retired from Springs Industries and attended Chester schools.

Surviving are her husband, Clyde S. Walters Jr.; three sons, Clyde S. "Butch" Walters III and Terry Darby, both of Chester, and William "Gene" Darby of Knoxville, Tenn.; her daughter, Gloria Darby Sharpe of Chester; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice of York County, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Grady Watson
ELIZABETH, N.J. - Mr. Grady Lee Watson, 59, formerly of the Leeds community in Chester County, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Elizabeth General Hospital.

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

Beatrice Barber
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Beatrice Drafton Barber of 205 Bowser St. died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Rock Grove AME Zion Church, with the Rev. Ralph Washington officiating and the Revs. John Brown, Reid R. White and Dr. W.O. Thompson assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Barber was a native of Chester County. She was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens Co. and attended public school in York County. She was a member of Rock Grove AME Zion Church, and several church organizations.

Surviving are four daughters, Rita B. Blake, Doris B. McCullough, Anna B. Thompson and Mildred B. Douglas, all of Rock Hill; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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 2 p.m. Thursday.

Leatha Chambers
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Leatha Camp Chambers, 84, of 1915 Ebenezer Road died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer ARP Church, with Drs. Jack Basie, Boyce Wilson, Barry Eller and the Rev. Charles Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Chambers was a graduate of York High School and studied music at Winthrop College for seven years. She was a member of Ebenezer ARP Church, where she was church organist from 1949 to 1972. She was Bible leader for her circle and was active in Ebenezer Women of the Church.

She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy S.D. Barron Chapter No. 234, the Silver Fox Club, Rock Hill Piano Teachers Forum, S.C. Piano Festival Association, Rock Hill Business and Professional Women's Club and the Allegro Music Club of Rock Hill.

At the time of her retirement in 1979, she was employed by the Guardian Fidelity Corp. She was assistant cashier and was later promoted to vice president.

She was organist at First Baptist Church, Neely's Creek ARP Church, Tirzah ARP Church, Allison Creek Presbyterian Church and First ARP Church, all in Rock Hill; and Beth-Shiloh Presbyterian Church of York.

Surviving are her daughter, Patsy C. Williams of Rock Hill; three brothers, John F. Camp and Joe A. Camp, both of Columbia, and Robert E. Camp of Lithia Springs, Ga.; her sister, Attie C. May of Lexington; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Patsy C. Williams, 1832 Hyatt Ave., Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer Memorial Association, c/o Ebenezer ARP Church, 2132 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to Beth-Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 1184 N. Shiloh Rd., York, SC 29745.

Jane Comer
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Jane Boulware Comer, 61, of 1349 Riverview Circle died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Doug Irvin officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Comer was retired from J.P. Stevens Co. She was also clerk of court for the town of Great Falls and secretary for the Great Falls Police Department. She was a member of Great Falls First Baptist Church and a graduate of Great Falls High School.

Surviving are her husband, Donnie Comer; her son, Timothy B. "Tim" Comer of Fort Lawn; her mother, Almetta C. Boulware of Great Falls; her sister, Betty Sue Snow of San Francisco; and her grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of York County, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home is in charge.

Eunice Harvey
CLOVER - Mrs. Eunice McCarter Harvey, formerly of 629 Johnston St., died Monday, April 6, 1998, at White Oak Manor in York.

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

Tomiesean Heffney
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Tomiesean White Heffney, 75, of 362-A Heckle Court died Friday, April 3, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Clemons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronald Broom officiating. Burial will be at Mount Zion AME Zion Church cemetery.

Mrs. Heffney was born in Chester County and was a member of Mount Zion AME Zion Church.

Surviving are her son, Johnny Marion Heffney of the home; four daughters, Lillian Ward of Charlotte, Yvonnia Heffney of the home, and Linda Jennings and Mary Mitchell, both of Rock Hill; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clemons Funeral Home.

The body maybe viewed from 3 to 5 today at Clemons Funeral Home.

Alexander Hines Sr.
CHESTER - Mr. Alexander Hines Sr., 48, of Bishopville, formerly of Chester, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Denton Funeral Home in Chester.

Roger Langley
ROCK HILL - Mr. Roger Dale Langley, 51, of 94 Virginia St. died Monday, April 6, 1998, in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Lunelle McDaniel
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Lunelle C. McDaniel, 89, of 1045 Red River Road died Monday, April 6, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hollywood Cemetery in Gastonia, N.C., with the Rev. Jesse Sims officiating and the Rev. Bill Miller assisting.

A member of Ranlo Baptist Church, Mrs. McDaniel helped her parents run a boarding house for textile workers. She began working in a textile mill at age 12 and worked in the textile industry for 44 years.

Surviving are three sons, Charles L. McDaniel and James E. McDaniel, both of Rock Hill, and Forrest R. McDaniel of Charlotte; her daughter, Linda C. Norton of Long Beach, N.C.; her brother, L. Rochelle Clary of Gastonia, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

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

Peggy Mobley
RIVERDALE, Md. - Miss Peggy Joyce Mobley, 60, formerly of Chester, died Friday, April 3, 1998, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Otis Moore
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mr. Otis Moore, formerly of Smyrna, died Friday, April 3, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer AME Zion Church in Smyrna, with the Rev. Willie H. Evans officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Moore joined Ebenezer AME Zion Church at an early age.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Jayne Moore; his son, John Moore of Columbus, Ohio; his daughter, Valorie Rushing of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Tracy Moore of Gastonia, N.C., and Benny Moore of Smyrna; and two sisters, Iola Smith of Columbus, Ohio and Vernice Alexander of Charlotte.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Wright Funeral Home in York is in charge.

Bobby Rawdon
ROCK HILL - Mr. Bobby Rawdon, 60, of 5 Graham St. died Monday, April 6, 1998, at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Samuel Bush Sr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. Samuel Bufford Bush Sr., 72, of 4542 Turkey Lane died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Eastside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jimmy Holley officiating. Burial will be at Flint Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Bush was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. He retired from Hoechst-Celanese after 40 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the special forces. He was a member of the American Legion Frank Roach Post 34 and VFW Post 2889.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Weaver Fields Bush; two sons, Samuel B. Bush Jr. and Thomas Bush, both of Lancaster; three daughters, Donnice Bush Neely and Kay Bush Vignola, both of Rock Hill, and Faye Bush Pressley of Myrtle Beach; his stepson, Donald M. Fields of Conway, two stepdaughters, Debra F. Cooper and Denise F. Terry, both of Rock Hill; his sister, Ellen Helfer of Pineville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 10 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 the American Heart Association, SC Affiliate, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260 or Eastside Baptist Church, 318 N. Jones St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Eunice Harvey
Widow of former lawmaker dies

Lavoyd Horne
HEATH SPRINGS - Mr. Lavoyd Griggs Horne, 71, of 1598 Flint Ridge Road died Monday, April 6, 1998, at the Lancaster Convalescent Center in Lancaster.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Flint Ridge Baptist Church, with the Revs. Steve Neal and Harry Scarborough officiating. Burial will at the church cemetery.

Mr. Horne was a member of Flint Ridge Baptist Church and was retired from Springs Industries. He was a World War II Army veteran, a Mason, and member of Baron Lodge No. 261.

Surviving are his wife, Frankie Neal Horne; his daughter, Kathryn Woodward of Heath Springs; four brothers, C.W.S. Horne of Lexington, J.B. Horne, Hoyle Horne and Dale Horne, all of Heath Springs; and three sisters, Geraldine H. Carnes of Kershaw, Gladys H. Armstrong of Columbia and Nathera H. Robinson of Heath Springs; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Flint Ridge Baptist Church, 1892 Flint Ridge Road, Heath Springs, SC 29058.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Nellie Jackson
CLOVER - Mrs. Nellie Jane Douglas Jackson, 89, of 212 Knox St. died Monday, April 6, 1998 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at M.L. Ford and Sons Funeral Home, with Dr. Harry Schutte officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Jackson was the widow of Frank F. Jackson and a member of Clover ARP Church.

Surviving are nephews and nieces.

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

Memorials may be made to Clover ARP Church, 127 Kings Mountain St., Clover SC 29710.

William Payne Sr.
KERSHAW - Mr. William James Payne Sr., 74, of 4752 Payne Road died Monday, April 6, 1998, at Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at the Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church, with the Rev. Steve Anglin officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Payne was a member of the Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church. He was retired from Springs Industries, Grace Bleachery. He was World War II Army veteran and a member of VFW Post 8990.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Dixon Payne; three sons, William J. Payne Jr., B. Francis Payne and Keith L. Payne, all of Kershaw; his stepson, G. Michael Stallings of Lancaster; three brothers, Connie Payne of Jefferson, Junior C. Payne of Hartsville and Jessie B. Payne of Kershaw; two sisters, Ollie Mae Bartell and Arlevia Wallace, both of Kershaw; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church building fund, 5099 Payne Road, Kershaw, SC 29067.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

Mary Tolles
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary O'Neal Tolles, 99, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, with Dr. William Pender officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Laurelwood Cemetery.

Born in Rock Hill, Mrs. Tolles was a member of Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of King C. Tolles. She was a graduate of Converse College. Mrs. Tolles was a member of the Perihelion Book Club.

Surviving are her son, John Tolles of Rock Hill; her daughter, Jessie Tolles of Rock Hill; and her sister, Laura Mauldin of Rock Hill and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight at the home of her son, John Tolles, 861 Myrtle Dr., and in the church narthex following the service.

Memorials may be made to Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

Minnie Adams
FORT MILL - Mrs. Minnie Carol Gore Adams, 51, of 119 Bozeman Drive died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Charleston.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at White Hill AME Zion Church in York, with the Rev. Mary L. Adams officiating and Dr. W.O. Thompson assisting. Burial will be at Center Emmanuel AME Zion Church cemetery in Newport.

Mrs. Adams was a member of Center Emmanuel AME Zion Church, where she was a member of the Hymn Choir and a Sunday school teacher. She was a native of York.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Adams of Hickory Grove; two sons, Christopher Pettus of the home and Telly S. Pettus of York; her daughter, Toni V. Gore of Rock Hill; her mother, Gladys Gore of York; her stepson, Kenyata Long of Hickory Grove, two stepdaughters, Monica McDaniel of Charlotte and Sandra Long of Hickory Grove; five brothers, William H. Gore, Robert A. Gore, Gordon E. Gore, Roy Gore and Terry Gore, all of York; five sisters, Johnnie R. Mayes of Ervin Texas, Lee Lee Gore of Charlotte, Debra Love, Cheryl Gore and Elaine Love, all of York; six grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of her mother, Gladys Gore, 206 Hunter St., York.

The body may be viewed from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wright Funeral Home.

Virginia Bell
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Mrs. Virginia Bell, 76, of 250 Park Ave., formerly of York County, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at St. Vincent's Hospital.

Burial was at Silver Mount Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Sammie Mae Moore Cedeno of York.

Wright Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Myrtle Giles
FORT MILL - Mrs. Myrtle Silvers Giles, 65, of 1455 Gold Hill Road died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Hospice of Union County in Monroe, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Lightsey officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of York County, Mrs. Giles was a member of Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene. She was a homemaker and worked at Lance Foods in Charlotte.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald C. Giles and F. Ray Giles, both of Fort Mill; her father, Fred E. Silvers of Walhalla; five brothers, Bill Silvers of Laurens, David Silvers of Fort Mill, Harry Silvers of Olympia, Wash., Larry Silvers of Walhalla, and Tommy Silvers of Statesville, N.C.; two sisters, Margaret Wingate of Charlotte and Frances Cotton of Gastonia, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

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 Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.

Genola Hall
CHESTER - Mrs. Genola Heath Hall died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Westminster Towers in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 4:30 p.m. Friday at Purity Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Shannon, 156 Walnut St., Chester.

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Alexander Hines Sr. 
CHESTER - Mr. Alexander Hines Sr., 48, of Bishopville, formerly of Chester, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Fairfield County, with the Rev. T.G. Green officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mr. Hines was a native of New York. He was a former employee of Mayflower Trucking Co. and Phillips Industries. He attended New York University and Midlands Technical College in Columbia. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his son, Alexander Hines Jr. of Charlotte; his father, Robert Hines of Newtonville, N.J.; his mother, Ruth B. Hinton of Chester; three brothers, Robert Hines Jr. of Manhattan, N.Y., and Manzell Hines Sr. and John B. Hines, both of Chester; and two sisters, Henritta Hines of New York and Frances E. Hinton of Chester.

The family will receive friends at the home of Ruth Hinton, 639 Ashford Road, Chester.

The body will lie in state at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church.

Denton Funeral Home in Chester is in charge.

Ervin Howze Jr.
ROCK HILL - Mr. Ervin Howze Jr., 72, of Rock Hill died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home in York, with the Rev. Jerry L. Gadsden officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill.

Mr. Howze was a veteran of World War II and retired from Randolph Yarns. He joined Harmony United Methodist Church early in life and later joined Bethel United Methodist Church, where he was a steward. He attended Chester County public schools.

Surviving are his wife, Albirtha Howze; three sons, James L. Howze of Charlotte, William White of Edgemoor, and George Harris of Rock Hill; two daughters, Albemteen Howze of Greenville and Barbara Mills of Rock Hill; three brothers, Thomas Howze and William Henry Howze, both of Edgemoor, and Lindsay Howze of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Nealia Jackson and Betty Jean Clifton, both of Edgemoor; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The body may viewed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home.

Ira Johnson
ROCK HILL - Mr. Ira M. "Moody" Johnson, 55, of 861 BelAire Drive died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Lowery and Mr. Gary Carnes officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Johnson was retired from Harris Teeter. He was of the Baptist faith and served in the National Guard.

Surviving are his son, Darrell Ira Johnson of Rock Hill; his mother, Margaret O. Johnson of Rock Hill; and his brother, James M. Johnson of Rock Hill.

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

Steve Johnson
ROCK HILL - Mr. Steve Johnson of 446 Barnes St. died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home.

William McAliley Sr.
AUSTELL, Ga. - The Rev. William Samuel McAliley Sr. died Tuesday, April 7, 1998.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Village Center in Austell.

The Rev. McAliley was a native of Chester. He was a graduate of Erskine College, taught school and was a school principal during World War II. He graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in 1950. He worked in Presbyterian churches throughout the Southeast as well as at Tirzah Presbyterian Church in York. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Surviving are his wife, the Rev. Elizabeth Dunlap McAliley; three sons, Sam McAliley of Aurora, Colo., Carl McAliley of Houston, Texas, and Richard McAliley of Port Angeles, Wash; two daughters, Ruth M. Harper of York and Sarah M. Oba of Tokyo, Japan; and 10 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Presbyterian Village for the Caring Hands fund, 2000 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 30106.

Hazel Nicholson
FORT MILL - Mr. Hazel Hugh Nicholson, 64, of 4138 Doby's Bridge Road died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Norris officiating. Burial will be at Pineville City Cemetery.

Born in Pineville, N.C., Mr. Nicholson was a Navy veteran and served in the Korean conflict.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice Rogers Nicholson; two sons, Hazel C. "Nick" Nicholson of Pineville and Donald A. Nicholson of Newport; his daughter, Belinda Ann Pope of Wilmington, N.C.; his mother, Olie Baker Nicholson of Pineville; his brother, Chanucy Nicholson of Fort Mill; four sisters, Nell Norris and Terry Inman, both of Pineville, Becky McCarver and Violet Moore, both of Fort Mill; and four grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 400 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29260.

Bobby Rawdon
ROCK HILL - Mr. Bobby Rawdon, 60, of 5 Graham St. died Monday, April 6, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bruce Wyatt officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Rawdon was employed with Piedmont Interstate Warehouse. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Conner Rawdon; two sons, B.J. Rawdon of the home and the Rev. Reggie A. Hopkins of Spartanburg; two daughters, Meleah H. Faulk of Rock Hill and Robyn H. Bailey of York; two brothers, Steve Rawdon of Rock Hill and Johnny Rawdon of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; three sisters, Sue R. Bridges of Charlotte, Wanda R. Taggart of Gastonia, N.C., and Sherry R. Thomas of Concord, N.C.; and seven 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 Hospice Community Care, 325 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or Calvary Baptist Church building fund, 830 N. Jones Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Tony Taylor
LANCASTER - Mr. Tony Dean "Red" Taylor, 39, of 3528 Bowling Lane died Monday, April 6, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Revs. Eddie Usher and Wayne Dickson and Mr. Bill Sumner officiating. Burial will be at New Cut Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Mr. Taylor was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was a brick mason.

Surviving are his wife, Lynne S. Taylor; his son, Zachary C. Sims of Lancaster; his mother, Mary Kathleen Taylor of Lancaster; and four brothers, Larry Taylor, Randy Taylor, Lonnie Ray Taylor and Chester Lorenza Taylor, all of Lancaster.


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