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Arthur Bailey Sr.
MIDLAND, N.C. - Mr. Arthur Monroe Bailey Sr., 83, of 210 Robinwood Dr., formerly of Clover, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McEwen Mint Hill Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Troutman officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Mr. Bailey was retired from the Carolina Coach Co. in 1977. Born in Hartsville, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Clover. He was the widower of Sophia Curtis Bailey.

Surviving are his son, Arthur M. Bailey Jr. of Pungoteaque, Va.; two daughters, Linda B. Choplin of Shalimar, Fla., and Judy B. Troutman of Midland, N.C.; five sisters, Beatrice Falls, Aileen McGinnis and Mildred Ferguson, all of Gastonia, N.C., Dorothy McKenzie of Clover and Claire Barger of Mooresville, N.C.; seven grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Harris Hospice of Presbyterian Hospital, 200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Jeraldine Blackwelder
YORK - Mrs. Jeraldine Blackwelder of 24 Rose St. died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by York Funeral Home.

Raymond Caulder
ROCK HILL -  Mr. Raymond Jefferson Caulder, 77, of 985 Beverly Dr. died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at the Richard M. Campbell VA Nursing Home in Anderson.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Paula Dillingham
Heart recipient dies at 31

Pearl Ford
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Pearl Elizabeth Green Ford, 95, of 2756 Ridgewood Lane, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Park Baptist Church, with the Rev. Eddie Ramsey officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Ford was a lifelong member of Park Baptist Church, where she was active as a nursery worker and a member of the 60's Club. She was the widow of Cyril L. Ford.

Surviving are her son, Grays C. Ford of Rock Hill; her daughter, Jean F. Jackson of Rock Hill; her brother, Clarence E. Green of Rock Hill; her sister, Mabel Green Hunter of Rock Hill; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Jean Jackson, 2756 Ridgewood Lane.

Memorials may be made to Park Baptist Church, 717 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Genola Hall
CHESTER - Mrs. Genola Heath Hall, 82, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Westminster Towers in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 4:30 p.m. today at Purity Presbyterian Church, with Dr. W.B. Brooks officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

A native of Lando, Mrs. Hall was the widow of H. Everett Hall. She was a homemaker and member of Purity Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Women of the Church and the Robert Hemphill Sunday school class. She was a graduate of Chester High School and attended Salem College. She was a charter member of the Chester Assembly. She was a member of the Violet Sunshine Club, Monday Morning Painters, Tuesday Duplicate Bridge, Wednesday Afternoon Bridge Club of which she was a member since 1942, and the Thursday Afternoon Bridge Club. She was a founding member of the Arts Council of Chester and was a member of the Chester Ladies Golf Association.

Surviving are her son, H. Everett "Buzzy" Hall of Rock Hill; her daughter, Leila Heath Hall Shannon of Chester; her brother, Harry Bascom Heath of Chester; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in the community room at Westminster Towers.

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

Barron Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Hill
YORK- Mr. Robert Lee Hill, 62, of 110 Washington St. died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Joye
LANCASTER - Mrs. Elizabeth H. Joye, 72, of 501 Gillsbrook Road, died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Mahaffey Funeral Home.

Ruth Lanning
DANVILLE, Penn. - Mrs. Ruth Marie Eisonhower Lanning, 80, formerly of Elm Street in Great Falls, died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at her home.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. today at Mayo Funeral Home in Berwick, Penn.

Mrs. Lanning was the widow of Willard "Bill" Lanning. She was retired from MacGregor Clothing. She was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are her daughter, June West of Rochester, N.Y.; her son, Earl Lanning of Danville, Penn.; two sisters; two brothers; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-granchildren.

Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home in Great Falls, S.C., is in charge of local arrangements.

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

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. today 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.

Julia Moore
BLACKSBURG - Mrs. Julia Logan Moore, 74, of 179 Thompson Road died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at her home.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Mount Paran Baptist Church, with the Rev. Darrell Revels officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Moore, a homemaker, was the widow of Eugene Moore Sr. A native of Rock Hill, she was a member of Mount Paran Baptist Church. She attended Limestone College and was Miss Blacksburg 1939. She was a member of the Veterans of Foriegn Wars Auxiliary.

Surviving are her son, Eugene R. Moore Jr. of Easley; two daughters, Julia M. Lane of Blacksburg and Lisa M. Grier of Shelby, N.C.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of South Carolina, 809-A East Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29301 or to Mount Paran Baptist Church, 105 Mount Paran Road, Blacksburg, SC 29301.

The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. today.

Frances Small
KERSHAW - Mrs. Frances Ethel Byrd Small, 87, of 7732 Old Jefferson Highway, died Wednesday, April 8, 1998.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Midway Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randall Runion officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Born in Kershaw, Mrs. Small was a homemaker and member of Midway Baptist Church.

Surviving are six sons, George B. Small of Camden, Robert L. Small of Florence, Grady W. Small of Indianapolis, Ind., F. Jackie Small of Jefferson, Joe C. Small of Fremont, Calif., and Charles M. Small of Newport News, Va.; two brothers, E.J. Robinson of Leslie and William "Buddy" Byrd of Kershaw; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Kershaw County Hospice, c/o BMC Foundation, P.O. Box 11304, Columbia, SC 29211.

Bundy Starnes
ROCK HILL - Mr. Bundy Hoyet Starnes, 70, of 2465 Breen Circle died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at his home.

The funeral service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hogg officiating and the Rev. Sollie Hicks assisting. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

Born in Waxhaw, N.C., Mr. Starnes was a member of First Baptist Church. He was U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and retired from Sears, where he worked as an appliance mechanic for 26 years.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Knight Starnes; two sons, David L. Starnes of Moore and Timothy H. Starnes of Rock Hill; his daughter, Susan S. Parrado of Seneca; three brothers, John Starnes of Charlotte, Hoyet B. Starnes of Waxhaw and McRae Starnes of Chesnee; three sisters, Grace Tyson and Luticia Flower, both of Waxhaw, and Mary Jane Holshouser of Monroe, N.C.; four 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 First Baptist Church, Forward By Faith, 215 East Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730 or Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Sally Wade
YORK - Mrs. Sally A. Wade of California Circle died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wright Funeral Home.

Kenneth Williams
AIKEN - Mr. Kenneth R. Williams, 50, of 1383 Hampton Ave. N.W. died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Aiken, with the Rev. Douglas Slaughter officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Bible Way Church Cemetery in Wagener.

Mr. Williams was U.S. Army veteran and a mechanical draftsman. He was also a member of Second Baptist Church, where he sang with the Male Chorus.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Singleton Williams; two sons, Keith Christopher Williams and Kevin Jerome Williams, both of Aiken; and his parents, Jim and Betty Williams of Salley.

G.L. Brightharp and Sons Mortuary is in charge.

Roger Langley
FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Mr. Roger Dale Langley, 51, of 2403 S. 25th St. died Monday, April 6, 1998, in Fort Pierce, Fla.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating.

A native of Chester, Mr. Langley was a retired handyman.

Surviving are his wife, Brenda S. Langley of Rock Hill; his son, Ricky Dwayne Langley Bowers of Lancaster; two stepsons, John Whitesides and John Smith, both of Rock Hill; five daughters, Sandy Darlene Langley, Nancy Ann Langley, Paula Dale Langley, all of Dalton, Ga., and Jeanna Marie Langley and Ashley Leigh-Ann Smith, both of Rock Hill; his stepdaughter, Kathy McManus of Rock Hill; two brothers, Robert J. Langley of Fort Lawn and Gene Langley of Chester; two sisters, Chris Clayton and Cricket Grant, both of Chester; and 21 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Susie Hall
ROCK HILL -  Mrs. Susie M. Hall, 80, of 736 S. Spruce St. died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.
 

Jeraldine Blackwelder
YORK - Mrs. Jeraldine Blackwelder, 58, of 24 Rose St. died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rose Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Todd Reynolds officiating.

Mrs. Blackwelder was employed at Pharr Yarn. She attended First Weslyan Church.

Surviving are her son, Scott Blackwelder of Clover; her mother, Lillie Belle Rose Blackwelder of York; two brothers, Lewis Blackwelder Jr. of York and Leroy Blackwelder of Sharon; five sisters, Edith B. Ivey of Laurinburg, N.C., Virginia B. Alexander of Smyrna, and Lucille B. Montgomery, Margaret B. Parker and Renee B. Dover, all of Clover; and her grandchild.

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

Memorials may be made to York Place, 234 Kings Mountain St., York, SC 29745.

Raymond Caulder
ROCK HILL -  Mr. Raymond Jefferson Caulder, 77, of 953 Beverly Drive died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at the Richard M. Campbell VA Nursing Home in Anderson.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Ray Mohrmann and Everette Lineburger officiating. Burial is private.

A native of Darlington, Mr. Caulder was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He was an ex-officio member of the following Rock Hill boards and committees: building and housing board of appeals, zoning board of adjustments, plumbing and mechanical advisory board and the electrical board. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine R. Caulder; two sons, Stephen P. Caulder and Jeffrey N. Caulder, both of Rock Hill; his daughter, Karen Rae Harkey of Charleston; his sister, Elizabeth Rudder of Rock Hill; and his grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the church prior to and immediately after the service.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church 75th Anniversary Fund, 426 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Ann Claxton
COLUMBIA - Mrs. Anna Pauline Derrick Claxton, 86, formerly of Marion Street, died Friday, April 10, 1998, at White Oak Manor in Lancaster.

Graveside services will be 6 p.m. today at Lake Wateree Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Arthur Kirk officiating.

A native of Johnston, Mrs. Claxton was retired as supervisor of the sewing room at South Carolina Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Lake Wateree Baptist Church.

Surviving is her son, Jimmy Claxton of Lake Wateree.

Memorials may be made to Lake Wateree Baptist Church, Route 1, Box 419W, Ridgeway, SC 29180-9725.

Mary Cornwell
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mary Samuels Cornwell, died Friday, April 10, 1998.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First ARP Church, with the Rev. Robert J. Robinson officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Cornwell was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. She was a long-time member of First ARP Church, where she was a member of the Good Fellowship Class. Mrs. Cornwell had been active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion auxiliaries.

She was the widow of L. Rudolph Cornwell.

Surviving are four sisters, Esther Collins of Rock Hill, Alice Proctor of Chester, Ada Buchanan of Charlotte and Jeanie Marshall of Lake Wylie.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Esther Collins, 765 Emorywood Drive.

Memorials may be made to First ARP Church, P.O. Box 3114 CRS, Rock Hill, SC 29731 or to the charity of one's choice.

Susie Hall
ROCK HILL -  Mrs. Susie Mae Chitwood Hall, 80, of 736 S. Spruce St. died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at her home.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Greene Funeral Home, with Bishop Scott Garbett and the Rev. Mike Wooten officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Hall was of the Baptist faith.

She was the widow of Glenn Parks Chitwood and Roy Henry Hall.

Surviving are two sons, George Parks Chitwood of Midland, N.C., and Glenn Larry Chitwood of Catawba; her daughter, Carolyn Jean Thomas of Rock Hill; her sister, Berdie Elliott Harvell of Fort Mill; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Greene Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, S.C. Affiliate, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260.

Robert Hill
YORK- Mr. Robert Lee Hill, 62, of 110 Washington St. died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Monday at Gold Hill Baptist Church in York, with the Rev. George McCoy officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of York, Mr. Hill was a member of Gold Hill Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran and member of the Hoodtown Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Hill; five sons, Maurice Hill, Mario Hill and David Brown, all of the home, Victor Garvin of York and Michael Mills of Rock Hill; four daughters, Elaine Brown of Charlotte, Renee Adams of Rock Hill and Shirley Moore and Debra Martin, both of York; two brothers, Arthur Hill of Plainfield, N.J., and Bill Carrol of Los Angeles; two sisters, Mary L. Stimpson of Greensboro, N.C., and Annie L. Gill of York; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Masonic Rites will be performed from 7 to 8 tonight at Wright Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Monday.

Steve Johnson
ROCK HILL - Mr. Steven Darnell Johnson, 33, of 446 Barnes St. died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. today at Clemons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rodney Hamright officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

A native of Harlem, N.Y., Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Northwestern High School, where he was on the track team. He served in the Air Force and attended Trinity Bible Church.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Harrison Johnson; his son, Coslough D. Harrison of the home; two daughters, Tiffani N. Johnson and Stefanie D. Johnson, both of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sanders of Rock Hill and Prince Myeres of Bamberg; and his brother, Ben Sanders III of Rock Hill.

The family will receive at the home of Lonzo and Anna Blake, 446 Barnes St.

Elizabeth Joye
LANCASTER - Mrs. Elizabeth H. Joye, 72, of 501 Gillsbrook Road died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church, with the Revs. Shane Patrick, Roy Barnes and Hal Melton officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Marlboro County, Mrs. Joye was retired from Springs Memorial Hospital, where she also served as a volunteer. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was active in the Ola Mae Weir Circle. She was a volunteer at The Listening Center.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Ashley Joye; her son, Robert Luther Joye of Atlanta; four daughters, Carroll Long of Lancaster, Anita Dunlap of Easley, Patricia Moser of Charleston and Roberta Melton of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the home.

Memorials may be made the First Baptist Church Library fund, 300 S. Market St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Leroy Steele
LANCASTER - Mr. Leroy Steele, 82, of 2209 Shiloh Unity Road died Friday, April 10, 1998, at White Oak Manor.

The funeral service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church, with the Revs. Dale Roach, Eugene Carroll and Charles Hendricks officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A Lancaster County native, Mr. Steele was a World War II Army veteran. He was retired from Springs Industries. He was a member of Camp Creek Masonic Lodge and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Smith Steele; his son, Michael L. Steele of Lancaster; his sister, Lillie Belle Stacks of Lancaster; two grandchildren and two great-granchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church building fund, 204 Great Falls Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Rod Williams
ROCK HILL - Mr. Roderick "Rod" Clark Williams, 59, of 325 Guilford Road, died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at his home.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. today at St. John's United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Tim McClendon and Linda Dunn officiating. Burial will be private.

Mr. Williams was a lifelong resident of Rock Hill. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. He had worked in commercial real estate for more than 30 years. He was instrumental in finding locations such as Carowinds and in the commercial development of Cherry Road.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Boone Williams; three daughters, Christine W. Spencer of Charlotte, Lauren W. Ludlam of Rock Hill and Meredith B. Williams of Charleston; his mother, Lina Nivens Williams of Rock Hill; two brothers, W.J. "Joe" Williams III of Chester and F. Lamar Williams of Archdale, N.C.; his sister, Kaye W. Bourne of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in St. John's Center following the service and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, S.C. Affiliate, P.O. Box 6604, Columbia, SC 29260; American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 312, Columbia, SC 29204 or to St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Sara Brandon
FORT MILL - Mrs. Sara Lee Brandon, 82, of 3151 U.S. Highway 21 died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Ebenezer Nursing Home.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Flint Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

A native of York County, Mrs. Brandon was a homemaker and a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Olin Brandon.

Surviving are her daughter, Dorothy B. Tucker; two brothers, H. Gregory Lee of Fort Mill and David L. Lee of Beaufort; her grandchild; and her great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Flint Hill Baptist Church, 269 Flint Hill Road or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Coleman Catoe Jr.
FORT MILL - Mr. Coleman Livingston Catoe Jr., 58, of 9728 Blackwelder Road died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at New Vision Free Will Baptist Church, with the the Revs. Daggett Duncan, Dennis Kiser and Darrel Morgan officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

A native of York County, Mr. Catoe was a loom fixer for Springs Industries and was an honorary deacon at New Vision Free Will Baptist Church, where he was also a member. He was a dedicated horseman and a deer and raccoon hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Jo Howard Catoe; two sons, Billy C. Catoe of Taxahaw and Steven R. Catoe of Mount Crogan; four daughters, Lisa C. Harvell, Ellen Denise Harkey and Cynthia Renee Catoe, all of Fort Mill, and Patricia Lynn Deese of Pageland; two brothers, Jackie Catoe of Lancaster and Robert Catoe of Pageland; two sisters, Sallie Poston and Bobbie Deese, both of Lancaster; and 13 grandchildren.

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

Josie Chalk
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Josie Bell Parks Chalk of 218 Poag St. died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Julius Graham
ROCK HILL - Mr. Julius H. Graham of 742 Midvale Ave. died Friday, April 10, 1998, at Dorn V.A. Medical Center in Columbia.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boyd Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. B.R. Wilson officiating, assisted by the Revs. Claire Marsh, James Thompson, C.H. Williams and Wesley Byars. The Rev. Richard A. Graham will give the eulogy. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.

A native of York County, Mr. Graham was retired from The Herald, was a member of Boyd Hill Baptist Church, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Federation of the Blind. He was a member of the Rock Hill Senior Citizens, a graduate of Emmett Scott High School and attended Friendship Junior College.

Surviving are six sons, Robert L. Graham of San Francisco, the Rev. James F. Graham of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Clarence H. Graham, the Rev. Richard A. Graham, Julius O. Graham and Charles R. Graham, all of Rock Hill; four daughters, Lucille Johnson of Far Rockaway, N.Y., Catherine Holley of Charlotte, and Helen Ruth Graham and Doris McCullough, both of Rock Hill; three sisters, Betty Davis of Phoenix, and Margaret Fisher and Helen Franklin, both of Rock Hill; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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

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

Robert Hill
YORK- Mr. Robert Lee Hill, 62, of 110 Washington St. died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Monday at Gold Hill Baptist Church in York, with the Rev. George McCoy officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Memory Gardens.

A native of York, Mr. Hill was a member of Gold Hill Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran and member of the Hoodtown Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Marie Hill; five sons, Maurice Hill, Mario Hill and David Brown, all of the home, Victor Garvin of York and Michael Mills of Rock Hill; four daughters, Elaine Brown of Charlotte, Renee Adams of Rock Hill and Shirley Moore and Debra Martin, both of York; two brothers, Arthur Hill of Plainfield, N.J., and Bill Carrol of Los Angeles; two sisters, Mary L. Stimpson of Greensboro, N.C., and Annie L. Gill of York; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Masonic Rites will be performed from 7 to 8 tonight at Wright Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Monday.

Robert Hunter
LANCASTER - Mr. Robert Spurgeon Hunter, 75, of 1121 Chesterfield Ave. died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, with the Revs. Ron Gregory, Benjamin Newman and Roy Ryan officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

A native of Lancaster County, Mr. Hunter was retired from Springs Industries as cotton warehouse manager and was a member of Glenwood Heights Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lennie Langley Hunter; his son, Anthony L. Hunter of Heath Springs; his daughter, Sue Bailey of Lancaster; his brother, Sonny Hunter of Heath Springs; four sisters, Christine Love of Lancaster, and Jack Hunter, Kit Adams and Mart Hall, all of Heath Springs; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Glenwood Heights Baptist Church, 600 Nichols Road, Lancaster, SC 29720 or to Home Care Hospice, 800 West Meeting St., Lancaster, SC 29720.

Donna Jenkins
GASTONIA, N.C. - Ms. Mary Donna Jenkins Jackson, 42, of 2832 Union Road died Friday, April 10, 1998, at her home.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Lakeview Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Paul Hutchinson officiating.

A native of York County, she was a graduate of Clover High School and the University of South Carolina.

Surviving are her parents, Fred C. and Wilma D. Jenkins of Clover; her brother, Charles Jenkins of Clover; her sister, Charlene Cantrell of Gastonia, N.C.; and her grandmother, Mary Dixon of Clover.

The family will receive friends at the home of Fred and Wilma Jenkins, 508 Flat Rock St., Clover.

Memorials may be made to Clover First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 225, Clover, SC 29710.

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

Steve Johnson
ROCK HILL - Mr. Steven Darnell Johnson, 33, of 446 Barnes St. died Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3:30 p.m. today at Clemons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rodney Hamright officiating. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

A native of Harlem, N.Y., Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Northwestern High School, where he was on the track team. He served in the Air Force and attended Trinity Bible Church.

Surviving are his wife, Connie Harrison Johnson; his son, Coslough D. Harrison of the home; two daughters, Tiffani N. Johnson and Stefanie D. Johnson, both of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sanders of Rock Hill and Prince Myeres of Bamberg; and his brother, Ben Sanders III of Rock Hill.

The family will receive at the home of Lonzo and Anna Blake, 446 Barnes St.

Virginia Spruill
MATTHEWS, N.C. - Mrs. Virginia Vaughan Spruill, 85, of Plantation Estates died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Harry and Bryant Chapel in the Oaks, with the Rev. Matthew B. Horne officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn East Cemetery.

A native of Danville, Va., Mrs. Spruill was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, Emporia, Va., an active member of Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Surviving are two daughters, Mantha Spruill Peeler of Rock Hill and Sherrod Spruill Noe of Matthews; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Harry and Bryant Co.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 5950 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 or Covenant Presbyterian Church organ fund, 1830 Celanese Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or to First Presbyterian Church, Emporia, VA 23847.

Mary Stephenson
ELGIN - Mrs. Mary Ellen Varnadore Stephenson, 66, of 234 Smithfield Circle died Friday, April 10, 1998, at Kershaw County Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Reggie Parker officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Stephenson was a homemaker and a member of Forest Drive Baptist Church. She attended Chester County schools.

Surviving are her husband, Larry H. "Steve" Stephenson; two sons, S. Larry Stephenson and Micky R. Stephenson, both of Elgin; three daughters, Teresa A. Lyday of Lugoff; Becky M. Williamson of Columbia and M. Kathy Coleman of Elgin; her brother, Leslie Varnadore of Jacksonville, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Barron Funeral Home in Chester.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.

Mary Varnadore
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Mary Aiken Varnadore, 93, formerly of Bakertown Road, died Friday, April 10, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, with the Revs. James Howard Baker and Eddie Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

A native of Chester County, Mrs. Varnadore was a homemaker, who attended Faith Baptist Church in Lancaster. She was educated in Chester County schools.

Surviving are her son, Leonard Varnadore of Chapin; two daughters, Frances Baker of Lancaster and Lavinia McWaters of York, Pa.; her brother, Marion Aiken of Lancaster; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; and her great-great-great-granchild.

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

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

Sallie Wade
YORK - Mrs. Sallie Augusta Roseboro Wade, 47, died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church, with the Rev. Arthur Bankhead officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Wade was a machine operator at Dixie Manufacturing, a graduate of Jefferson High School and a member of St. Luke No. 1 Baptist Church in Sharon and its musical choir.

Surviving are her mother, Annie Bell Roseboro of Sharon; her son, Mark Elliott Wade of the home; her daughter, Sandra Wade Darby of Rock Hill; six brothers, John Roseboro of York, Richard Roseboro and Charles Roseboro, both of Falls Church, Va., Abe Martin Roseboro and Kevin Eugene Roseboro, both of Sharon, and Tommy Roseboro of Rock Hill ; seven sisters, Minnie Gilmore of York, Frances White of Chester, Mary Kee of Falls Church, Katie Wade of Sharon, Annie Lee Paul of Charlotte, Joanne Gwinn of Sharon and Connie Lawson of Virginia; two grandchildren; and J.C. Brown of Clover, a special friend.

The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.


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