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Virgie Bennett
FORT MILL - Mrs. Virgie Jennie Burton Bennett, 75, of 3171 Pike View Road died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Mercy South Hospital.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Grady Faulk officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Born in Gaston County, N.C., Mrs. Bennett was retired from Package Products and was a member of Stough Memorial Baptist Church. She was a member of the American Legion and the Unity Presbyterian Church's senior citizens group. She was the widow of John Edward Bennett.
Surviving are her son, Johnny Bennett of Fort Mill; her daughter, Linda Stafford of Fort Mill; two brothers, Carl Burton and Edward Burton, both of Kings Mountain, N.C.; three sisters, Laura Houser of Blacksburg, Margaret King and Susan Hooks, both of Kings Mountain, N.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stough Memorial Baptist Church, 705 Lakeview Drive, Pineville, NC 28134 or to Unity Presbyterian Church nutrition center, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Harvey Boyd
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Rev. Harvey Boyd, 61, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at a Brooklyn hospital.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Robinson Funeral Home.

Willie Cockrell
BLACKSTOCK - Mr. Willie M. Cockrell of 3045 Ashford Road died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home.

Gertrude Garner
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - Mrs. Gertrude Moore Jackson Garner of 4247 Shady Grove Road, formerly of Chester, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia.
She was the widow of Tuff Garner.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Costner Funeral Home in Gastonia.

Ernestine Gibson
GREAT FALLS - Mrs. Ernestine Singletary Gibson, 65, of 6225 Richburg Road died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Heath Chapel United Methodist Church, with the Revs. John Rumford and Doug Irvin officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Born in Monticello, Fla., Mrs. Gibson was a retired nurse. She was educated in Chester County schools and a member of Heath Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Lyles Gibson; two sons, Ernie Gibson of Lancaster and Danny Gibson of Great Falls; her daughter, Glenda Gainey of Charleston; her brother, Doyle Singletary of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Mattie Hinnant of Great Falls and Alice Bowman of Thounsend, Ga.; 10 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 Heath Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o L.E. Stroud, 6086 Richburg Road, Great Falls, SC 29055.

Susan Hargrave
CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Susan Anita Lewis Hargrave, 50, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at her sister's home in Charlotte.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Cauthen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Martin officiating.
Born in Harrisburg, Pa., Mrs. Hargrave was a project manager for Initiatives for Children.
Surviving are her brother, Peter W. Lewis of Kerrville, Texas; and her sister, Ellen E. Robertson of Charlotte.
Memorials may be made to Initiatives for Children, The Susan Hargrave Training Scholarship Fund, 8580 Katy Freeway, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77024 or to Christian Community Service Center, in memory of Susan Lewis Hargrave, P.O. Box 29724, Houston, TX 77227.

Joe Hemphill
CHESTER - Mr. Joe Curtis Hemphill, 88, of Chester County Nursing Center, formerly of Columbia Street, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Antioch Baptist Church, with the Rev. Paul F. Long Sr. officiating and the Rev. C.H. Williams assisting. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A Chester County native, Mr. Hemphill was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, past church treasurer and a member of AP&B Society No. 25. He was a retired machine operator for a local logging company. He was the widower of Emma Julia Johnson Hemphill.
Surviving are his brother, Charlie Hemphill Sr. of Chester; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the home of Charlie and Louise Hemphill, 203 Peypon St.
The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Friday.
King's Funeral Home is in charge.

Benjamin Killian
CHESTER - Mr. Benjamin Frank "Bop" Killian, 78, of 126 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Drive died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at his home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, with the Rev. T. Groome officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Born in Chester, Mr. Killian was a retired construction worker. He was a member, deacon and choir member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. He attended the schools of Chester County.
Surviving are his daughter, Mary Delores Smith of Leandro, Calif.; his brother, George Killian of Washington, D.C.; and his sister, Magalene K. Moore of Chester.
The family will receive friends at the home of Odessa Marshall, 842 Meadowbrook Road.
The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Friday.
Denton Funeral Home is in charge.

Audrey McKinney
YORK - Ms. Audrey Ferrell McKinney, 90, formerly of Beckley, W.Va., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, in Rock Hill.
A committal service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley, W.Va.
Born in South Boston, Va., Ms. McKinney graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Beckley College. She was a former society editor for the Post Herald in Beckley and was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a member of St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Clifton Forge, Va., and had been a resident of Christopher Towers in Columbia.
Surviving are her son, Charles T. "Chuck" McKinney of Columbia; three grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Melton Mortuary in Beckley, W.Va.
Memorials may be made to Oliver Gospel Mission in Columbia or to a local library for the blind or handicapped.

Anna Mae Thompson
YORK - Mrs. Anna Mae Carlson Thompson, 87, formerly of York, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Greenfield Manor in Gastonia, N.C.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. today at Broad River Baptist Church in Smyrna, with the Rev. Bill Shytle officiating.
Born in Charleston, W.Va., Mrs. Thompson was the widow of Jay Vernon Thompson.
Surviving are her son, David Allen Thompson of Eugene, Ore.; her daughter, Lou Anne Cody-Catham of Ontario, Canada; four sisters, Ura Wheatley of St. Albans, W.Va., Opal Walker of Alabama, Virginia Dobbins of Hurricane, W.Va., and Mary Lockard of Charleston, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends after the memorial service in the church sanctuary.
M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.

Jeannette Banks
CHARLOTTE - Ms. Jeannette Banks of 258 Park Ave. died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker Funeral Home.

Allien Barnett
YORK - Mrs. Allien Barnett of 209 Washington St. died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Thompson Funeral Home.

Cora Hoffman
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Cora Allen Hoffman, 89, of 1197 Dunlap Roddey Road died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Holly United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Arthur Holt officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A York County native, Mrs. Hoffman was retired from Rock Hill Printing & Finishing. She was a member of Mount Holly United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Felder P. Hoffman Sr.
Surviving are two sons, Allen E. Hoffman and James W. Hoffman, both of Rock Hill; her daughter, Thelma Pope of Rock Hill; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
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 Mount Holly United Methodist Church building fund, 1996 Mount Holly Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Estelle Hoffman
YORK - Mrs. Estelle Randall Brower Hoffman, 100, of York Care Facility, 42 Ross Cannon St., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., with the Rev. William Owens officiating.
Born in Lynbrook, N.Y., Mrs. Hoffman was a homemaker and the widow of John Jacob Hoffman. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church where she belonged to Triangle Class and was assistant librarian. She attended Trinity Methodist Church in York where she was a member of the ladies Bible class and the Trinity Travelers.
Surviving are three granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends after the service.
Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 376, York, SC 29745.
York Funeral Home is in charge.

Clifford Jenkins
ROCK HILL - Mr. Clifford Earl Jenkins, 68, of 1107 Ebinport Road died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Daren Russell officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A native of Chester, Mr. Jenkins was a retired U.S. Army veteran with over 23 years of service. He worked in the city of Rock Hill's maintenance shop. He served three tours in Korea and Germany and also served in Alaska and California.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Watkins Jenkins of the home; his son, Kenneth Dale Jenkins of Fort Mill; his brother, Hall Jenkins of Rock Hill; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church, PCA, 1571 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Don Mobley
SENECA - Mr. Don Mobley, 65, of 106 Meadow Drive died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at his home.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Praise Cathedral Church of God, with the Revs. Bobby Johnson and Roger Allison officiating. Burial will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Grandview Memorial Park in Rock Hill.
A York County native, Mr. Mobley was a retired employee of Michelin Tire and a member of Praise Cathedral Church of God. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Gowan Mobley of the home; three sons, Don Sidney Mobley and Stanley Mobley, both of Rock Hill, and Rick Ellington of Townville; two daughters, Patricia Abernathy of Fort Mill and Ellen Helms of Rock Hill; two sisters, Mary Johnson of Rock Hill and Laura Sandridge of Salisbury, N.C.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wood Mortuary.
The family will be at the home of a sister-in-law, June Allison, 315 Mount Lebanon Road, Inman.
The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Louis Patterson
ROCK HILL - Mr. Louis Patterson of Green Street died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at his home.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home.

Willie Robinson Sr.
SALISBURY, N.C. - Mr. Willie Frank "Little Willie" Robinson Sr., 67, of 200 Harrel St. died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Gethsemane Baptist Church, with the Rev. J. L. Stowe officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
A Salisbury native, Mr. Robinson graduated from J.C. Price High School. He was retired from Food Lion Warehouse and was a former member of First Calvary Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Betty C. Robinson; five sons, Willie Frank Robinson Jr., Marvin A. Robinson, Theodore Robinson, Ronald Robinson and Garrett Robinson, all of Salisbury; two daughters, Shirley Robinson and Kathleen C. Allen, both of Salisbury; his brother, Thomas Robinson of Rock Hill; two sisters, Ann Collins of York and Barbara Robinson of Rock Hill; his granddaughter reared in the home, Brice Nicole Robinson; 26 other grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Gethsemane Baptist Church.
Rowan Funeral Home is in charge.

Flossie Rollins
LANCASTER - Mrs. Flossie Lucille Coggins Rollins, 75, of White Oak Manor died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at White Oak Manor.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Anson Memorial Park in Wadesboro, N.C., with the Rev. John Mullis officiating.
Born in Davidson County, N.C., Mrs. Rollins was retired from Springs Industries quality control division and was a Methodist. She was the widow of James Luther Rollins.
Surviving are her son, James Luther Rollins Jr. of Davenport, Iowa; three daughters, Betty Taylor of Lancaster, Ann Walker of Aiken and Brenda Garner of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers, Herbert Coggins and James Coggins, both of Wadesboro, N.C.; two sisters, Zola Buchanan of Matthews, N.C., and Betty Jane Owens of Mount Airy, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Hartley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Mencie Smith
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Mencie Reeder Smith died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Clemons Funeral Home.

Harvey Taylor Sr.
YORK - Mr. Harvey Clayton Taylor Sr., 60, of 1451 Black Hwy. died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by York Funeral Home.

Minda Teague
FORT MILL - Mrs. Minda Jumalon Teague, 67, of 9904 Calvin Hall Road died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home.
Born in the Philippines, Mrs. Teague was a homemaker and a Catholic.

Clyde Watkins
DOTHAN, Ala. - Mrs. Clyde Watkins, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at her home.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Holman Funeral Home, with the Revs. Jerry Norris and Thaxton Whiddon officiating. Burial will follow at the Bersheba Cemetery.
A Dale County native, Mrs. Watkins was a tax collector from 1955-1960. She was active with the Sacred Harp Singers Association. She was a member of Friendship Assembly of God Church in Taylor.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond Watkins of Dothan; three sons, James Watson of Ozark, and Clarence Watson and Travis Watson, both of Newton; her daughter, Sarah Harper of Rock Hill; her brother, Louis Johnston of Echo; two sisters, Mollie Bell of Echo and Ann Tucker of Sylvester, Ga.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight at Holman's Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Wiregrass Hospice, P.O. Drawer 2127, Dothan, AL 36302.

Leola Wilkes
CAMDEN - Mrs. Leola T. Wilkes, 84, of 1711 Woodside Drive, formerly of the Wilkesburg community, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Kershaw County Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by King's Funeral Home.

Paul Bess
GROVER, N.C. - Mr. Paul Thomas Bess, 84, of Grover, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Allen Memorial Baptist Church, with the Revs. Norris Willis, Richard Dycus and Jimmy Harmon officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Mr. Bess was a self-employed farmer and a member of Allen Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Bess; his son, Larry Bess of Grover; two daughters, Pauline Cabiness of York and Kay Patterson of Grover; four brothers, Wayne Bess of Kings Mountain, N.C., Bruner Bess and Walter Bess, both of Waco, N.C., and Tommy Bess of Mooresboro, N.C.; four sisters, Sue Dycus and Jenette Bridges, both of Shelby, N.C., Maxine Wilson of Columbia, and Sethelle Hoyle of Rutherfordton, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Allen Memorial Baptist Church, 1222 Long Branch Road, Grover, NC 28703.
Stamey Funeral Home of Falston, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Veona Black
CHESTER - Mrs. Veona Alewine Black, 78, of 532 Old York Road died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at S.C. Baptist Medical Center in Columbia.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Barron Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronald Gaddy officiating. Burial will be at Chester Memorial Gardens.
Born in Lexington, Mrs. Black was formerly employed with Springs Industries. She attended school in Lexington County and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Leesville.
Surviving are her husband, Luther M. Black; her daughter, Janie B. Mobley of Chester; her sister, Alma A. Jennings of Columbia; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1227, Chester SC 29706; Chester County Hospital, One Medical Park Drive, Great Falls Highway, Chester SC 29706; or S.C. Baptist Medical Center, Taylor Street at Marion, Columbia SC 29220.

Helen Blackwell
CHESTER - Mrs. Helen Caroline Samuels Blackwell, 69, of 118 Pinckney St. died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at the Life Care Center in Columbia.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Purity Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Joe Brooks and Dr. George Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Blackwell was a retired associate of Black's Drug Store and a member of Purity Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and was active in the Prayer Chain Ministry. She was a graduate of Chester High School.
She was the widow of Clarkson L. Blackwell.
Surviving are her son, Grayson L. Blackwell of Orangeburg; her daughter, Brenda B. Duncan of Athens, Ga.; five sisters, Alice Proctor of Chester, Mary Cornwell and Esther Collins of Rock Hill; Ada Buchanan of Charlotte, and Jean Marshall of Lake Wylie; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today at Barron Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Purity Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 278, Chester, SC 29706.

Geraldine Funderburk
LANCASTER - Miss Geraldine "Gerbie" Funderburk, 53, of 417 Elm St. died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
The graveside funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Unity Cemetery, with the Revs. John Cahill, Les Thomas and Chris Luck officiating.
Miss Funderburk was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are three brothers, Wilson Knight, Johnny Funderburk and Jessie Funderburk, all of Rock Hill; five sisters, Arbeutis Williams of Lancaster, Mary Frances Parris, Patricia Ann Parris and Mary Alice Richardson, all of Rock Hill, and Betty Jean Totherow of Fort Mill.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home.

Lois Jackson
CLOVER - Mrs. Lois Ellen Jackson, 86, of 102 Pickens St. died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. today at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. David Stanford officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.
A native of Gaston County, N.C., Mrs. Jackson was a member of Clover First Baptist Church and was a retired beautician.
She was the widow of Bernie Earl Jackson.
Surviving is her sister, Wilma M. Glover.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Clover First Baptist Church Building Fund, 117 S. Main St., Colder, SC 29710 or the the Clover Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 214, Clover, SC 29710.

Billy Ray James Sr.
FORT MILL - Mr. Billy Ray James Sr., 69, of 531 Silver Run Road died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Chuck Ellis officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills cemetery.
Born in Cabarrus County, N.C., Mr. James was retired from Springs Industries' White Plant and had served in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Lowder James; two sons, Billy Ray James Jr. and Richard Eugene James, both of Fort Mill; two daughters, Barbara Wilson and Renee Wright, both of Fort Mill; four brothers, Dewey James and Tony James, both of Fort Mill, and Jesse James and Dennis James, both of Rock Hill; two sisters, Linda Miller and Deborah Small, both of Rock Hill; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Billy James Jr., 10716 Crystal Lane, Fort Mill.

Beulah Jordan
FORT MILL - Mrs. Beulah McGuirt Jordan, 91, of 209 Link St. died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Meadow Haven in Rock Hill.
The graveside funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Belair United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. J. Taylor Campbell officiating.
Mrs. Jordan was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, A.O. Jones' Sunday school class and the Springs Complex Senior Citizens Group.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Morton and Martha McKellar, both of Fort Mill; four sisters Cora Austin of Oakboro, N.C., and Nora Gainer, Helen Hunter and Athlee Bradurn, all of Lancaster; her brother, Grady McGuirt of Lancaster; four grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.

Miriam Leaphart
LANCASTER - Mrs. Miriam Crenshaw Leaphart, 72, of 131 Niven Road died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998 at home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Osceola United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Robert Dunn and J. Bert Watson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Born in Lancaster County, Mrs. Leaphart was a graduate of Winthrop College and was secretary for Indian Land Elementary School for 20 years before her retirement. She was a member of Osceola United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church Women.
Surviving are her husband, Winfored P. Leaphart; her daughter, Christine Grayson of Charlotte; her son, Robert H. Lawton of Fort Myers, Fla.; her sister, Ruth Lemmond of Lancaster; her brother, John Niven Crenshaw of Lancaster; her stepson, Randy Leaphart of Greenville, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Mahaffey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Osceola United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6575 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.

Carl Medlin
ROCK HILL - Mr. Carl Wayne Medlin, 54, of 1661 West Lakewood Drive, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bass Funeral Home, with the Revs. Marion Pressley and John Powell officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.
A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Medlin was retired from Winthrop University, where he was a plumber. He was an 11-year U.S. Army veteran and served in Germany and Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving are his son, Joseph Carl Medlin of York; two daughters, Carla Medlin and Libby Stewart of Rock Hill; three brothers, Michael Medlin of Tucson, Ariz., Jimmy Medlin of York, and Gary Medlin of Rock Hill; four sisters, Margaret Moore of McConnells, Patricia Bryant of Filbert, and Nancy McDaniel and Christine Roberts, both of Rock Hill; two grandchildren; and his companion, Carol Worrell.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Bass Funeral Home and at other times at the home or at 613 Briarcliff Road.
Memorials may be made to West Main Church of the Nazarene, 832 West Main St. Rock Hill, SC 29730.

Cora Poovey
LANCASTER - Mrs. Cora Elizabeth Poovey, 86, of 2834 Charlotte Highway died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Lancaster Convalescent Center.
The graveside funeral will be 3 p.m. today at Lancaster Memorial Park, with the Rev. Wayne Dickson officiating.
Born in Van Wyck, Mrs. Poovey had worked for Springs Industries.
She was the widow of Herman Marcellous Poovey.
Surviving are her sister, Wincie Oleeta Spray of Charlotte; her granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leola Wilkes
CAMDEN - Mrs. Leola Tigler Wilkes, 84, of 1711 Woodside Drive, formerly of Chester, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Kershaw County Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chester County, with the Rev. Curtis Washington officiating. The Rev. J.G. Jones will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Mrs. Wilkes was a member of the Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, where she was a deaconess and a member of the Sunday school class. She also was a member of Brightlight Chapter Order of Eastern Star #146 and a member of AP&B Society #17. She was a former member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in York County. She also was a homemaker.
She was the widow of John E. Wilkes.
Surviving are her son, James Hames of Hyattsville, Md.; three daughters, Shirley Harp of Camden, Fanetta Mitchell of Dayton, Ohio, and Lois Gray of Jamaica, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
There will be Eastern Star Rites at Kings Funeral Home at 6 p.m. today and at other times at 3298 Pilgrim Road in Chester. The body will be carried to the church at 1 p.m. Monday.

Florence Ashley
ROCK HILL - Miss Florence Ashley, 80, of Rock Hill died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center.
Burial was at the Adnah United Methodist Church cemetery.
Born in York County, Miss Ashley was a retired clerk at Sherer's Dry Cleaners and a member of the Adnah United Methodist Church.
Surviving are 25 nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Community Care, 325 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill SC 29730 or to Adnah United Methodist Church Cemetery Association, 1 Adnah Church Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Haskell Catoe Jr.
LANCASTER - Mr. Haskell "Jake" Catoe Jr., 75, of 1947 Tradesville Road died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Thurmond Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Born in Lancaster County, Mr. Catoe was a retired auto mechanic. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church, where he was the former custodian.
Surviving are four sons, Charles Franklin "Frankie" Catoe, Larry Junior Catoe, Dennis Wayne Catoe and Herman LeGrant Catoe, all of Lancaster; his daughter, Evelyn Catoe Crenshaw of Lancaster; three sisters, Catherine Inman of Martinsville, Va., Lillian Deese and Carolyn McManus, both of Lancaster; two half sisters, Faye Lucas and Eva Adams, both of Lancaster, and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Mahaffey Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Larry Catoe on Plyler Mill Road.
Memorials may be made to Oak Hill Baptist Church, 6437 Oak Hill Church Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
Mahaffey Funeral Home is in charge.

Paul Forrester
ANDERSON - Mr. Paul Arestus Forrester, 76, of 314 E. Hampton St. in Anderson died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.
The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at McDougald Funeral Home, with the Rev. Butch Morrison officiating. Burial will be at New Silverbrook Cemetery in Anderson.
Mr. Forrester was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 5996 and the American Legion. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Korean War. He had retired from Piedmont Candy Co. after 16 years.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah Mae Thrasher Forrester of the home; two sons, Connie Ray Forrester of Lawton, Okla., and Wesley Forrester of Anderson; his daughter, Paula Whitfield of Rock Hill; his brother, Boyce Forrester of Decatur, Ga.; two sisters, Grace Bowen and Robbie Crawford, both of Anderson; six grandchildren; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at McDougald Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Wesley Forrester, 411 Chauga Drive in Anderson.

Virginia Griffin
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Virginia Shannon Griffin, 86, of 1661 Shadyside Drive died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Meadow Haven Rehabilitation and Specialty Care Center.
The funeral will be private. Internment will be at Grandview Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Born in Greenville, Mrs. Griffin was a homemaker and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She was the widow of the late Thomas M. Griffin Sr.
Surviving are her son, Thomas M. Griffin Jr. of Tega Cay; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

H. Lawson Hunsucker
DARLINGTON - Mr. H. Lawson Hunsucker, 73, of Darlington died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gus Spanos officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A native of Marlboro County, Mr. Hunsucker was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church and was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the DAV, a licensed sea captain, a 51-year member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge No. 173 and a salesman at Horne Ford.
Surviving are his wife, Emma Carol Hunsucker; his son, Hugh L. Hunsucker of Rock Hill; his daughter, Sylvia H. Easterling of Weaverville, N.C.; three brothers, Marine Hunsucker of Hartsville, the Rev. Woodrow Hunsucker of Milton, Fla., and Grady Hunsucker of Murray, Utah; three sisters, Blanche Lewis and Dora Ethel Lucas, both of Florence, and Dorothy Bagnal of Williamsburg, Va.; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge.

Arthur Raymond Matthews
ROCK HILL - Mr. Arthur Raymond Matthews, 91, of 647 Walnut St. died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 6 p.m. today at Greene Funeral Home. Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
A native of Roanoke Rapids, Mr. Matthews was an Army veteran of World War II. He was the owner-operator of Matthews Jewelers in St. Stephens and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville.
Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Sullivan Matthews of Rock Hill; and two brothers-in-law, Howard Sullivan and Billy R. Sullivan, both of Rock Hill.
The family will receive friends after the service at Greene Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Howard Sullivan, 713 S. Stonewall St., Rock Hill.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Greene Funeral Home is in charge.

Daisy Miller
CHESTER - Mrs. Daisy Gibson Miller, 64, of 2013 Connor Road died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Chester County Hospital.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Rick Mason officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls.
A native of Chester, Mrs. Miller was employed with Springs Industries. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and attended Chester County schools.
Surviving are two sons, James "Jimmy" Bruce of Chester and Danny Bruce of Kings Mountain, N.C.; four daughters, Delores Stalls of Great Falls, Debbie Koon of Kinards, Terry Farmer of Rock Hill and Sue Deese of Chester; five brothers, Olin "Sonny" Gibson of Chester, Pressley Gibson of Chester, James "Charles" Gibson of Rock Hill, Curtis Hinson of Catawba and Bill Hinson of Great Falls; two sisters, Betty "Panny" Horton of Great Falls and Peggy Morrison of Lancaster; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.

Willard Miner
FORT MILL - Mr. Willard Walter Miner, 78, of 8036 Charlotte Highway died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at his home.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Indian Land Baptist Church, with the Rev. Benny Green officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A native of Marshfield, Wis., Mr. Miner was a Navy veteran who served during World War II. He was a heating and air conditioning technician and retired from Carrier Corp.
Surviving are his sons, Dan Miner of Denver, Colo., and Steve Miner of Indian Land; his daughter, Mary Dale of Columbia; his brother, Clifford Miner of Seattle; and his sister, Doris Miner Leavens of Seattle.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home.

Casey Montgomery
LANCASTER - Casey Montgomery, the infant son of Stacey and Wendy Montgomery of 7192 Peace Wood Trail, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Mercy South Hospital.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Unity Cemetery.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his paternal grandmother, Rikki Hudson of Fort Mill; and his maternal grandparents, Donald and Patricia Bailey of Fort Mill.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Mill Church of the Nazarene, 109 Harris St., Fort Mill, SC 29715.
Whitesell-Wolfe Funeral Home is in charge.

Terrence Patterson
SHARON - Mr. Terrence Patrick Patterson 49, of 2745 Feemster Road died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at his home.
A memorial service will be scheduled later.
A native of Barberton, Ohio, Mr. Patterson worked in construction. He was active in coaching youth football, fishing and outdoor activities.
Surviving are his son, Zachariah Patterson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his daughter, Heather Patterson of St. Petersburg; his parents, Joseph and Kathryn J. Patterson of Sharon; his brothers, Joseph Patterson Jr. of Norton, Ohio, and Lawrence Patterson and Richard Patterson, both of Sharon.
York Funeral Home is in charge.

Lyn Scott
LAKE WYLIE - Mrs. Lyn Nell Scott, 82, of 861 Hamiltons Bay died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, in Lake Wylie.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at River Hills Community Church, with the Rev. Russell Brown officiating.
Mrs. Scott was a member of River Hills Community Church, and a graduate of Greensboro Women's College. She was the widow of Charles Ernest Scott.
Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Crates of Clover; and her sister, Marie McLennan of Greensboro, N.C.
The family will receive friends after the service at the River Hills Community Church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or to the River Hills Community Church, 104 Hamilton's Ferry Road, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Ransom Welch
DEEP GAP, N.C. - Mr. Ransom E. Welch, 71, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at his home.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stony Fork Baptist Church, with the Rev. Vernon Eller officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
A native of Wilkes County, N.C., Mr. Welch was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired brick mason. He was a member of Stony Fork Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Juanita Greer Welch; his son, Charles Welch of Boone, N.C.; two daughters, Evelyn Beshears of Germanton, N.C., and Euna Dale Church of Rural Hall, N.C.; his brother, G.C. Welch of Rock Hill; his sister, Catherine Moretz of Deep Gap; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 Wednesday night at Hampton Funeral Service in Boone.
Memorials may be made to Stony Fork Baptist Church cemetery fund c/o Betty Triplett, 414 Stony Fork Road, Deep Gap, NC 28618.

Cleo Whiteside
ROCK HILL - Mrs. Cleo Whiteside, 82, of 376 Windy Cove Road, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Piedmont Medical Center.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Greg Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Park.
A native of Spartanburg, Mrs. Whiteside was a homemaker and a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Surviving are her sons, James Whiteside of Rock Hill, Bobby Whiteside of Greenville and Wayne Whiteside of Myrtle Beach; her daughters, Mary Hall and Elaine Hollis, both of Rock Hill; her sister, Hazel Baldock of Startex; two brothers, Garland Bailey of Lyman and John Bailey of Danville, Va.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home. Other times at the home.


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