Miscellaneous York County, South Carolina Obituaries

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Rosa Backstrom
FORT LAWN - Mrs. Rosa Mae Backstrom, 53, of Fort Lawn died Monday, April 13, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Ezell AME Zion Church, with the Rev. William Norris Long officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Backstrom was a Chester native and a member of Union Ezell AME Zion Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Margaret Crawford of the home and Lillie M. Robertson of Fort Lawn.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

McCray Funeral Home is in charge.

Donald Edens
ROCK HILL - Mr. "Jack" Donald Edens, 74, of 1317 Bose Ave. died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Mr. Edens was a native of Rosman, N.C., and was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired quality control inspector from Hoechst Celanese with 40 years of service. He was an Army veteran and served in World War II.

Surviving are his brother, Dan Edens of Brevard, N.C., and his sister, Mildred Kilpatrick of Brevard, N.C.

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

Enzie Ervin
ROCK HILL - Miss Enzie Ervin of 314 N. Confederate St. died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at 841 Arlington Ave., Rock Hill.

Helen Hinson
LANCASTER - Mrs. Helen Criminger Hinson, 72, of 1158 Bailey Road died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. today at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Buford Hayes and Dr. Archie Neal officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Hinson was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, John B. Hinson; her son, Mike Hinson of Lancaster; three daughters, Dianne Phillips, Kathy Johnson and Mary Beth Hoffman, all of Lancaster; her brother, Ray Criminger of Lancaster; five sisters, Willene Gardner of Myrtle Beach, Mildred Kennington, Mary Faulkenberry, Marcene Neal and Nellie Bradley, all of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Building, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

Carolyn Keels
ROCK HILL - Ms. Carolyn Corley Keels, 73, of 751 Harrell St. died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at her home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Bass Funeral Home.

Melinda Patterson
KERSHAW - Ms. Melinda Patterson of Kershaw died Wednesday, April 15, 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Kirkland Funeral Home.

James Pearson
ROCK HILL - Mr. James "Buddy" Pearson of 419 Baker St. died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral home.

The family will receive friends at 900 Ogden Road and 914 Martin St.

Michael Reynolds
LANCASTER - Mr. Michael E. Reynolds, 44, of Concord, N.C., died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Mahaffey Funeral Home. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Fort Lawn.

Mr. Reynolds was a professional musician and performed with the Blue Collar Band in Concord.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Pettit Reynolds; his son, Anthony Sharpe of Concord; two daughters, Linda Pingley of Midland, N.C., and Chrystal Ware of Harrisburg, N.C.; his parents, Tommy and Jackie Reynolds of Charlotte; three brothers, Patrick Reynolds and Jeff Reynolds, both of Charlotte, and Andy Reynolds of Kannapolis, N.C.; his sister, Jill Holmes of Charlotte; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1142, Lancaster, SC 29721.

William Timmons
LANCASTER - Mr. William Rollin "Dub" Timmons, 71, of 3866 Great Falls Highway died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hartley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joel Rhyner officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Timmons was a retired businessman and a member of Second Baptist Church. He was a member of Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 53, the Hejaz Shrine Temple, and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was Cane Creek Magistrate in Lancaster County and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Sybil Bailey Timmons; three sons, William Rollin Timmons Jr. and Barry D. Timmons, both of Orangeburg, and Michael L. Timmons of Lancaster; four daughters, Jeanne Robinson, Linda Timmons, and Pamela Ackerman, all of Lancaster, and Sandra Craig of Orangeburg; two brothers, Vernon Timmons of Charlotte and Marvin Timmons of Lancaster; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Eleanor Trimberger
CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Eleanor Trimberger, 87, of 5800 Old Providence Road, Apt. 5201, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Presbyterian Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Neal Aldridge
LANCASTER - Mr. Neal Aldridge, 75, of 1810 Concord Lake Road, Kannapolis, N.C., died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Transitional Health Services.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Good News Free Will Baptist Church, with the Revs. Melvin Adams and Gary Posey officiating. Burial will be at Wolf Pond Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Aldridge was a retired textile worker and a member of Good News Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving are his two sons, David J. Aldridge of China Grove and Jack C. Aldridge of Landis; two daughters, Joe Lee Rollins of Pageland and Ora Lee Wiley of Rising Sun, Md.; two sisters, Kate Starnes of Lancaster and Lois Milam of Kannapolis, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and his great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home.

Rosa Bradford
GREER - Mrs. Rosa Lee Bradford, 75, of Greer died Thursday, April 16, 1998.

The funeral will be noon Monday at St. James Holiness Church in Inman. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are Mrs. Bradford's two sisters, Mattie Alexander and Arualue Nesbitt, both of Greer.

Memorials may be made to the Flint Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center Building Fund, 1214 Flint Hill St., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Eula Crockett
CHESTER - Mrs. Eula Lee Clifton Crockett, 72, of 169 Loomis Street died Sunday, April 12, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Big Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Rodney Adams officiating. The Rev. J. D. McClurkin will give the eulogy. Burial will at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Crockett, a Chester native, was the widow of Otis Crockett. She was a member of Mount Vernon AME Zion Church. She was a retired domestic worker and food service employee.

Surviving are three sons, Johnny Lee Crockett of Chester and Donald Crockett and Odell Crockett, both of the home; two brothers, Ernest Clifton of Chester and Henry Clifton of Edgemoor; her sister, Matilda Ware of Charlotte; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. today.

King's Funeral Home is in charge.

Enzie Ervin
ROCK HILL - Miss Enzie Ervin of 314 N. Confederate Street died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Grandview Memorial Park, with the Rev. B.R. Wilson officiating.

Miss Ervin was a native of York County. She attended local public schools and was a member of Boyd Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and viewing will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Funeral. At other times, the family will be at 841 Arlington Ave., Rock Hill.

Mary Gist
WASHINGTON - Mrs. Mary Ella Gist, 64, formerly of Chester, died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at Washington Hospital Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Blackrock Baptist Church with the Rev. O. L. Smith officiating and the Rev. Moses Lightener assisting. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A Chester native, Mrs. Gist was a member of Blackrock Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her daughter, Georgia Rambert of Chester; three brothers, James Gist and Eugene Gist, both of New Jersey, and Memphis Gist of Charlotte; four sisters, Mamie Badgett and Esther Canty, both of Washington, Mary Francis Mitchell of Charlotte and Dorothy Dye of Chester; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home of Lawrence and Georgia Rambert, 970 Holmes Road.

The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The body may be viewed from noon to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at King's Funeral Home.

Carolyn Keels
ROCK HILL - Ms. Carolyn Corley Keels, 73, of 751 Harrell Street died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. today at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Brown officiating. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A native of Chester, Ms. Keels was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church and in the choir for more than 60 years. She was member of the United Methodist Women's Circle. She was retired from Bayer Corp., where she was a secretary. She was a member of the Professional Secretaries Association and was Secretary of the Year in 1968.

Surviving are three brothers, Edward Corley of Rock Hill; Bennie L. Corley of Chester and William N. Corley of Monroe, N.C.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2697 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Bass Funeral Home is in charge.

James Pearson
ROCK HILL - Mr. James "Buddy" Matthew Pearson, of 419 Baker St. died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel of Remembrance, with the Rev. Victor Wilson officiating and the Rev. Ronal King assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Pearson was a native of Chester County and attended the public schools of York County. He joined Nazareth Baptist Church at an early age.

Surviving are his daughter, Audrey Dunlap of Rock Hill; his brother, Willie Pearson of Rock Hill; and two sisters, Clara Pettus of Fort Mill and Estelle Robinson of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at 914 Martin St. and at 900 Ogden Road.

Nathan Smith
CHESTER - Mr. Nathan "Hambone" Smith, 53, of 2040 How to Find Road died Friday, April 17, 1998 at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.

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

William Smith Jr.
PHILADELPHIA - Mr. William Smith Jr., 65, of 5042 Locust St. died Monday, April 13, 1998, at his home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church in Kelton, with the Rev. George Sims officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Smith was a native of Union, S.C., and a retired self-employed auto mechanic.

Surviving are his five sons, Ethan June Smith, Perry Smith and Allen Smith, all of Kannapolis, N.C., James Smith and William Smith, both of Union; six daughters, Floree Smith, Barbara J. Smith, Elizabetha Farr, Margie S. Littlejohn and Terry Smith, all of Union, and Diana S. Thomas of Rock Hill; five brothers, Wallace Smith of Winston-Salem, N.C., Andrew Smith of China Grove, N.C., John Earl Smith, Robert Lee Smith, and Roosevelt Smith, all of Jonesville; and his sister, Myrtle Smith Jones of Camden.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Union Community Funeral Home.

Johnny Worthy
CHESTER - Mr. Johnny Worthy, 51, of 2911 Pickney Road in the Wilkesburg Community died Friday, April 17, 1998 at Chester County Hospital.

Funeral arrangements will be announce Denton Funeral Home

Margaret Deas
FORT MILL - Mrs. Margaret D. Deas, 81, of 210 Park Drive died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at her home.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. M.H. Hilton Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery.

A native of Fairfield County, Mrs. Deas was a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Mill. She was the widow of Wesley Albert Deas.

Surviving are two sons, Wesley Albert Deas Jr. of Rock Hill and William F. Deas Sr. of Fort Mill; three daughters, Marcia Polk, Janice Brown and Elaine Williams, all of Rock Hill; two sisters, Edna Walker and Frances King, both of Fort Mill; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home and other times at the home, 210 Park Drive, Fort Mill.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 212 Monroe White St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Johnny Feaster
CHESTER - Johnny Feaster, 60, of 212 Stinkulter St. died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

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

Mary Hinson
LANCASTER - Mrs. Mary Alice Harris Hinson, 75, died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Union Regional Medical Center in Monroe, N.C.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mahaffey Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Dale Roach officiating. Burial will be in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Hinson was a retired employee of Springs Industries' Grace Finishing plant and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She was the widow of Bruce Blackmon Hinson.

Surviving are four sons, Charles Hinson of Winder, Ga., James Hinson, Melvin Hinson and Hurley Hinson, all of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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

LaVerne Knox
CHESTER - Mrs. LaVerne McNinch Knox, 72, of 107 Colonial Drive died Saturday April 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barron Funeral Home.

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

James Pearson
ROCK HILL - Mr. James "Buddy" Matthew Pearson, of 419 Baker St. died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel of Remembrance, with the Rev. Victor Wilson officiating and the Rev. Ronal King assisting. Burial will be at Barber Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Pearson was a native of Chester County and attended the public schools of York County. He joined Nazareth Baptist Church at an early age.

Surviving are his daughter, Audrey Dunlap of Rock Hill; his brother, Willie Pearson of Rock Hill; and two sisters, Clara Pettus of Fort Mill and Estelle Robinson of Rock Hill.

The family will receive friends at 914 Martin St. and at 900 Ogden Road.

Nathaniel Smith
CHESTER - The funeral for Mr. Nathaniel "Hambone" Smith, 53, of 2040 How to Find Road, who died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, will be 3 p.m. Monday at the chapel of King's Funeral Home.

The Rev. Moses Lightner is officiating. Burial will be at Sweet Hope Baptist Church cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mr. Smith was a member of Sweet Hope Baptist Church. He was a former textile employee and carpenter's assistant.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa Smith; two daughters, Lena Mae Smith of Gastonia, N.C., and Diane Smith of the home; his son, Mickey Smith of the home; his mother, Mae Alice Smith of Ridgeway; his sister, Mary Elizabeth Feaster of Carlisle; five brothers, J.T. Smith of Chester, David Smith of Carlisle, and Howard Smith, Willie Smith Jr., and Frank Smith, all of Charlotte; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

The body may be viewed from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

King's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Whisonant
ROCK HILL - William "Bill" Whisonant, 75, of 1088 South Anderson Road, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Greene Funeral Home.

Dillie Williams
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Dillie Bailey Williams, 97, formerly of Underwood Avenue, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Bethea Baptist Health Care Center in Darlington.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, with the Revs. Doug Irvin and H.S. Yarborough Sr. officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and a longtime member of Great Falls First Baptist Church. She attended Lancaster County schools.

Surviving are her son, Alvin Williams of Charleston; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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

Memorials may be made to Bethea Baptist Community & Health Care Center, 157 Home Ave., Darlington, SC 29540.

Ethel Wylie
EDISTO BEACH - Mrs. Ethel "Tag" Sprott Wylie, 74, of Edisto Beach, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Trident Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Edisto Island United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Brett Waller officiating.

A native of Walterboro, Mrs. Wylie was a founding member of Edisto Island United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Kings Daughters and attended Columbia College.

Surviving are her husband, Oscar Wilson Wylie; three sons, Samuel Wylie of Waycross, Ga., Jim Wylie of Charleston and Pat Wylie of Summerville; her daughter, Susan Ladd of Niceville,Fla.; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Edisto Island United Methodist Church.

Fred Parker Funeral Home of Walterboro is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Feaster
CHESTER - The funeral for Mr. Johnny Feaster, 60, of 212 Stinkulter St. who died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sandy River Baptist Church.

The Rev. Keith Taylor will officiate. Burial will be at Williamsville AME Zion Church cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mr. Feaster was an employee of the city of Chester. He was a member of Sandy River Baptist Church and attended Chester County schools.

Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Feaster; three sons, Curtis Feaster of Richburg, Johnny K. Feaster and David Feaster, both of Chester; five daughters, Catherine Hall, Jeanette Brown, Mary Feaster, Deborah Feaster, and Yvonne Mills, all of Chester, and Susan Wells of Charleston; his stepdaughter, Diane Chester of East Orange, N.J.; his brother, Frank Feaster of Charlotte; four sisters, Fannie Mae Ladson, Hattie Sanders, Marian Richmond and Azalee Nichols, all of Chester; 24 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the home.

Denton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Laura Mae Glenn
Mrs. Laura Mae Ayers Glenn, 78, of 839 McArthur St. died Sunday, April 19, 1998, at her daughter's home.

The funeral will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at College Park Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Broughton officiating and Maj. Robert Butler and the Rev. James Sanders assisting. Burial will be at Laurelwood Cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mrs. Ayers was retired from Campbell's Laundry. She was a member of College Park Baptist Church and its Joy Group, as well as the Ladies Home League of the Salvation Army.

Surviving are two sons, Murray Glenn Jr. and James David Glenn, both of Rock Hill; two daughters, Phyllis Ayers and Nancy Demby, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Rosa Lee Roberts and Juanita Wolfe, both of Rock Hill; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Cauthen Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Murray Glenn, 1012 Magnolia Drive.

Cauthen Funeral Home is in charge.

LaVerne Knox
CHESTER - The funeral for Mrs. LaVerne McNinch Knox, 72, of 107 Colonial Drive, who died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, will be 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Clyde Mitchum, Dr. Dwight Pearson and the Rev. Jimmy Lowe will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Chester, Mrs. Knox was a retired secretary for Springs Industries. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, Carlisle Knox; her daughter, Karen Vess Graham of Chester; three brothers, J. Roy McNinch of Charlotte and T.C. McNinch and Ralph NcNinch, both of Chester; and two sisters, Ruth Wrenn and Jean Richardson of Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church building fund, 1660 Pleasant Grove Road, Chester, SC 29706.

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

Barron Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Melinda Patterson
KERSHAW - Mrs. Melinda Jones Harris Patterson of 200 E. Stevens St. died Wednesday, April 15, 1998.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Unity Baptist Church, with the Rev. R.J. Waiters officiating. Burial will be at Highland Heights Cemetery.

Mrs. Patterson was a native of Kershaw and a member of Unity Baptist Church, where she was on the Usher Board, was the Flower Club President and was a member of the Pastor's Aid Club.

Surviving are her husband, Johnny Patterson of Kershaw; two sons, James White Jr. of Philadelphia and Forrest James Hendricks of Pageland; two daughters, Tina Louise McCory of Buffalo, N.Y., and Hermena Harris of Kershaw; two sisters, Joan E. Jones Allen of Philadelphia and Terri Jones of Kershaw; and seven grandchildren.

Kirkland Funeral Home is in charge.

Robert Potts
ROCK HILL - Mr. Robert Potts, 62, of 537 Green St. died Sunday, April 19, 1998, at his home.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

James Pratt
CHARLOTTE - Mr. James F. Pratt, 37, of 1255 S. Caldwell St., Apt. 100, died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center.

The funeral will be in Camden, N.J.

Mr. Pratt was a native of Camden and was a butcher.

Surviving are four children, Dewana Pratt, Jamal Pratt, Darnell Pratt and Breheem Pratt, all of Syracuse, N.Y.; his parents, Bobby and Betty Duncan of Charlotte; his brother, Alfonzo Duncan of Charlotte; and two sisters, Renea Pratt and Debra Pratt, both of Charlotte.

McCray Funeral Home of Lancaster is in charge.

Debra Simpson
LANCASTER - Miss Debra Ann Simpson, 31, of 1672 Kim St. died Sunday, April 19, 1998, at her home.

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

William Whisonant
ROCK HILL - Mr. William Harold "Bill" Whisonant, 75, of 1088 S. Anderson Road, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Catawba Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Tommy Huddleston officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jerry Devinney. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Whisonant was a World War II veteran who served with the Marine Corps on the battleship New Jersey. He was retired from Rock Hill Printing and Finishing. Co.

He was a member of Catawba Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and served as an usher for 14 years. He was a former deacon at Eastside and West End Baptist churches.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Horton Whisonant of Meadow Haven Specialty Care and Rehabilitation Center; his son, Randy Whisonant of Rock Hill; two brothers, Garland Jones and Ervin Whisonant, both of Rock Hill; four sisters, Dollie Mangrum, Mary Ward, Frances Branham and Jeanette Hawkins, all of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his son at 1421 Yorkdale Road, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made to Annie Armstrong Easter Fund, c/o Catawba Baptist Church, 2639 Catawba Church Road, Rock Hill SC 29730.

Irma Witherspoon
CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Irma McCain Witherspoon, 86, died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Calvary Outreach Church in Kershaw, with Evangelist Eugene Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Highland Heights Cemetery.

A native of Kershaw, Mrs. Witherspoon moved to Charlotte in 1987 and was active in the Swinging Seniors bowling league. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and later joined Mount Calvary Outreach Church, where she was mother and president of the missionary department. She was the widow of Andrew Witherspoon.

Surviving are her son, William Witherspoon of Charlotte; seven daughters, Martha A. Green, Joyce Redfern, and Beulah Witherspoon, all of Patterson, N.J., and Johnny Hinson, Lessie Teeter, Ester Gainey and Earma J. Seegars, all of Charlotte; two adopted sons, Hiawaitha Brice of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Darrell Witherspoon of Charlotte; two adopted daughters, Brender Witherspoon of Charlotte and Ruby J. Cauthen of Patterson, N.J.; 44 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at noon Tuesday at Mount Calvary Outreach Church, and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anthony, 5166 Pleasant Plain Road, Kershaw.

Kirkland Funeral Home is in charge.


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